“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Red Letter Campaign for the Unborn

There is a grassroots movement, started by a man called Christ Otto, that is requesting that all pro-life Americans send an empty red envelope to President Obama, on March 31st, that says on the back:

"This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception."

I received my pre-printed envelopes this weekend, they were given out at Mass.

The Web site TheRedEnvelope.org already has 716,000 pledges to send these envelopes. I urge all pro-life defenders to partake in this powerful message and flood the White House with these empty red envelopes representing the millions of babies taken from us by abortion. In addition, pray for a change of heart by Barack Obama, hopefully this campaign will give him pause to think.

Please read the FAQ page to understand how to best proceed.


Anonymous said...

I worry that those pro-life folks who sent in their Red Envelopes might be targeted by the Federal Government, especially the IRS and Homeland Security. An April 7 Homeland Security Report authorized by Janet Napolitano defined right-wing extremist groups as primarily hate-oriented and stated: "It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

There should be some forum for people who sent in their envelopes who suddenly have problems with the IRS or difficulty getting on a plane.

A Voice in the Crowd said...

I never considered this. There is definitely a very real hostility towards pro-life, pro-religion people in the Obama administration.

That being said, this administrations's extreme incompetence greatly diminishes the chance that something like this will happen. They would have to run a check on 2 million people which would take organization and process skills. Wrong administration for that.

Remember this administration gave Gordon Brown a gift of top American DVD's that would not even play in his PAL-based DVD recorder in England.

Lauren A. said...

I came to this blog by googling the Red Letter Campaign which I heard about on Twitter. I do not identify as pro-life or pro-choice explicitly but have respect for this idea as a protest. I did want to add that I think it is very unlikely that the Obama administration would target people who send such a straightforward and non-violent form of protest. His speech at Notre Dame extolled both camps to see the other as human and that we should have an open dialogue. I wonder what parts of his administration you see to be anti-religious. I can assure you that many on the left see it as too pro-religion, given his inclusion of Rick Warren in his inauguration and his continuation of the faith-based program funding, recent DOJ statement on gay marriage, etc. I have faith that Mr. Obama is truly seeking to balance between the different opinions in our country.

Lauren A. said...

I should add that I will subscribe to the comment feed if you would like to share more thoughts on this.

A Voice in the Crowd said...

Thanks for the comment and questions, Lauren. They are appropriate.

I would offer a few counter thoughts on your comments.

First, the ND speech was just that, a speech of rhetoric. As Obama said from the podium he wanted to decrease the numbers of abortions with a heartfelt tone, he signed into a law a bill that opened up funding to abortions outside the U.S. as one of his first presidential acts.
By their fruits, and not rhetoric, you will know them.

Please follow the folling link to see how extreme Barack Obama's abortions views are. He did not support giving babies who survived botched abortions and were breathing on their own any life saving assistance at all. To show you how extreme his is, NARAL had no problem with this bill.


In regard to being anti-religious. He has toned down his rhetoric recently.

At the Georgetown commencement speech he delivered a demand was made for him not to be photographed/taped with any crucifix in the background. He made the university remove or cover all of them.

And remember his speech in San Francisco talking about God-fearing people in Pennsylvania:

"So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion"

Isn't religion stated in a negative way in this Obama statement? I cling to my religion. Barack Obama is no friend to Judeo-Christian religion, I can not speak for other denominations.
These are just a few examples.