If you’ve never met someone, do they still exist? This is the premise of the short film, “If I Can’t See It,” released last week by Angelic Films in partnership with Stand True Pro-life Outreach, the youth outreach of Priests for Life. This film was made by teens in Charlotte, NC as a project of their film club, Angelic Films. The original story was formulated by Bryan Kemper and was put into writing by WNCU film student Emily Pressley after Kemper shared the idea with the club. Many of the teens involved with Angelic Films are also involved in pro-life work in Charlotte, NC. Zoe Griffin, a member of Angelic Films, has been featured in many national pro-life stories giving her testimony of regretting the loss of a sibling to abortion. Zoe has spoken at international pro-life conferences as well as represented Silent No More at the March for Life in Washington, DC. Stand True exists to educate, activate and equip young people to stand up and be a voice for life in this culture of death. It was a perfect fit to have a group of young people like Angelic Films take on this project. Stand True believes this is the generation that will abolish abortion and is excited to see young people use their time and talent to help build a culture of life. With a powerful combination of talent, purpose, and meaning this film is a short and concise delivery of what it means to be ALIVE. The film was debuted at the March for Life Youth Rally hosted by Stand True. Henry Hoyt, the film’s director, introduced the film and also led the members of Angelic Films in the March for Life where hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers descended on Washington, DC to demand the end of abortion. “I was moved and inspired by the film” said Stand True President, Bryan Kemper. “Seeing the passion and vision of these teens gives me strength and confidence moving forward towards our goal of the abolition of abortion.” Watching the March being led by youth, chanting “We are the pro-life generation,” it is easy to see why Stand True and Angelic Films are so confident that an end to the abortion holocaust is in sight.
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A columnist for a British newspaper has suggested banning Priests for Life Youth Director Bryan Kemper from the United Kingdom. In a convoluted piece full of UPPERCASE OUTRAGE, Observer columnist Catherine Bennett talks about the British ban on self-described “seduction expert” Julien Blanc, and suggests some others who might abandon all hope of ever again setting foot on English soil. In assembling this list of “influential foreign women-haters,” Ms. Bennett writes: “There can be no welcome for visiting anti-abortion campaigners, of both sexes, who are hostile to the good health and independent agency of British women. If Mr. Blanc’s blandishments are officially abhorrent, then it is hard to justify further attempts by, say, the Ohio pro-lifer Bryan Kemper, to, in Blanc lingo HAVE GIRLS FLOCKING to his cause.” She is apparently referring to Kemper’s popularity among young pro-life Brits of both genders. At the invitation of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn, Kemper has spoken and trained youth at several youth conferences. Students who heard Kemper speak at a youth conference in Scotland later started the first- ever pro-life society at Cardiff University in Wales and have invited him to speak to the society three times. He also was part of the inaugural speaking tour for the U.K,’s “Alliance of Pro-life Students” organization started by students from Cardiff University. For Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, Ms. Bennett’s “Ban Bryan” campaign is proof that Kemper is changing hearts and minds in Britain. “If he weren’t so effective in his defense of the unborn, Ms. Bennett would never have heard of Bryan Kemper,” Father Pavone said. “English women are heeding his message, and the message of our wonderful pro-life colleagues and friends throughout Britain, and that scares pro-abortion ideologues there. Because of that, and because of the urgency of protecting the unborn, we will continue sending Bryan to Britain and to many other nations as well.” Kemper, meanwhile, is thrilled. “What an honor,” he said. “To think that a newspaper columnist is calling for me to be banned from an entire country tells me that I’m doing my job. As for her suggestions that I don’t care about women’s health, nothing could be further from the truth. Abortion is not health care, and women deserve better.” The original article is here - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/23/julien-blanc-ban-just-martyrs-him
68 Year Old Man Kicked Out Of Planet Fitness For Wearing Pro-life T-shirt Despite Their Claim Of Being 100% Judgement Free
UPDATE: Planet Fitness released this statement to me a few minutes ago – “At Planet Fitness, we are committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone. The majority of Planet Fitness clubs, including this location in Orange City, FL, are owned and operated by individual franchisees. The dress code policy is enforced at the discretion of club staff and the local franchisee.” McCall Gosselin, Director of Public Relations I just got off the phone with Michael Amarosa, a 68 year-old man from Deltona, Florida who was recently kicked out of the local Planet Fitness for wearing a pro-life t-shirt to work out in. Michael has been going to Planet Fitness for three years and about two weeks ago was approached by one of the staff as he was working out. The staff member informed him that his shirt was offensive to someone and asked if he would be willing to change into a shirt she had in her hand. Michael said no and asked what would happen if he did not change his shirt. He was asked to leave. Now before I go on, lets look at the slogan for Planet Fitness: “Welcome to Planet Fitness. Home of the Judgement Free Zone®”. That’s right, Planet Fitness wants people to think they are a “judgement free zone” while casting judgement on Michael for a pro-life t-shirt. Michael’s shirt read, “abortion kills a person” and he thought that if he wore a less abrasive shirt that maybe they would not cast judgement on him. He was wrong. Michael came back the next day wearing a shirt that read, “pray to end abortion” and he was approached again and asked to leave. Michael told me how he was inspired by Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life who encourages people to be open with their pro-life beliefs. He wants to educate the public about abortion and thats why he wears his pro-life t-shirts. Michael is not yelling at people or trying to start debates in the gym, he simply works out and practices free speech with a t-shirt. I encouraged Michael and thanked him for his courage and told him that Stand True will be sending him a bunch of free pro-life t-shirts from our store at prolifeworld.com and told him about what happened recently when TLC censored the Duggar’s pro-life t-shirt on the show, 19 Kids and Counting. Anyone who knows me, knows I am just like Michael as I love to wear pro-life t-shirts everywhere I go. I have had the opportunity to witness to countless people because of them and I also wear them to the gym almost every day. We must be bold in our opposition to abortion and Michael has shown us courage with his stand. He is an inspiration to me and so many for his willingness to be a constant public witness for life and for the babies. I am in the process of contacting pro-life lawyers for Michael to help him fight Planet Read More »
Today the U.S Circuit Court of appeals ruled against religious freedom and we at Stand True would rather risk arrested and imprisoned before we comply with their evil mandate. – Bryan Kemper Here is the press release from Priests for Life 11/14/2014 Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today to the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which ruled against Priests for Life’s challenge to the HHS mandate in the case Priests for Life et al. vs. US Dept. of HHS et al. “As we have said from the beginning, Priests for Life will not obey the HHS mandate. To ask a group of priests to cooperate in the government’s plan to expand access to birth control and abortion-inducing drugs is about as contrary to religious freedom as you can get. In the interim, the government has provided what it calls an ‘accommodation’ by which we opt-out of the obligation to provide such coverage. In principle, of course, this moves in the right direction. The conscience of every American should be accommodated by law, so that government never forces anyone to violate his or her conscience. But the problem at issue in our case — in which the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic University of America, Thomas Aquinas College, and other plaintiffs are also joined — is that the mechanism the government has provided for us to opt out is, in itself, objectionable to our religious and moral convictions. We have been pointing this out from the outset of this case. If the government is sincere in wanting to enable us to opt out of something because it violates our moral conscience, it is reasonable for us to insist that we be given a way to opt out that does not itself violate our moral conscience. And whether it violates our conscience is for us to say, not the government. Today’s decision states that our moral objection to the government’s current ‘opt-out’ mechanism is not their problem. The decision mischaracterizes our objections. It says, “What Plaintiffs object to here are “the government’s independent actions in mandating contraceptive coverage, not to any action that the government has required [Plaintiffs] themselves to take.”’ That is not correct. What we object to are the actions the government is asking us to take. The decision later acknowledges that, but dismisses our objection as not being weighty enough. What it boils down to is this: the government finds it hard to believe that we are objecting precisely to an action that lets us opt out of its plan to make it easier for our employees to get contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. But the court’s own words today show why we object. The following two paragraphs from the decision capture why we continue to object and why we will not obey the regulations: “Once the eligible organization expresses its desire to have no involvement in the practice to which it objects, the government ensures that a separation is effectuated and arranges Read More »
Urgent: Stand True’s Pro-life Missionaries have just been offered a $4,000 Matching Grant Donation by a generous donor
Update: We have now raised $3,650 and need just $350 more to reach our goal and get the $4,000 Matching Grant. As winter creeps up on us, it is more and more expensive for us to maintain the Stand True Missionary House with heating bills skyrocketing. But once again a generous donor is giving Stand True Pro-life Outreach a $4,000 matching donation and will double every donation we receive through November up to $4,000. For the past four years this Stand True supporter has given this amazing challenge to help us raise the money we need to close out the year. This donor knows the importance of the work of Stand True and wants to make sure we continue to be a major force in our fight to bring an end to abortion and build a culture of life. They are committed to making sure that Stand True is able to house, feed and equip these full time pro-life missionaries and send them out to spread the pro-life message and proclaim the Gospel of Christ. We need your help TODAY! Please donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or any amount and see it INSTANTLY DOUBLED and help Stand True continue to educate, activate and equip this generation. If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True or on the donate button at the top of this page. This has been an amazing year for Stand True and our full time missionaries. Stand True’s summer mission team traveled thousands of miles and reached hundreds of thousands of people with the pro-life message this summer through our outreaches, generating a massive pro-life buzz on the streets and online. For the fall we have two full time missionaries and a third who will be arriving in December. These amazing young people have given up so much to do full time pro-life work and this matching grant will help house, feed and equip them for this battle against the culture of death. Stand True’s popular pro-life t-shirts were worn by the Duggar family on their reality show, 19 Kids and Counting. On one episode our shirt was blurred out which created so much buzz that almost every major media outlet was talking about the shirt and the story went viral. Stand True will be once again organizing the official March for Life Youth Rally in Washington D.C. as well as traveling to the West Coast to host a booth at the West Coast Walk for Life. The Stand True Missionaries have been brainstorming and will be launching some amazing new programs soon. They are more determined than ever to change this culture of death and bring an end to abortion in their lifetime. We need your help TODAY! Please donate $25, $50, $100, $500 or any amount and see it INSTANTLY DOUBLED and help Stand True continue to educate, activate and equip this generation. If you can donate please do so at https://give.cornerstone.cc/Stand+True or on the donate button at the top of this page. Donations can also be Read More »