|"We believe God is the giver of life and that life begins at conception. We also believe it is the responsibility of the Church to ask God to forgive us for failing to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world that Jesus called us to be. Simply put - the Church has not done its job. Because of this, New York State is in desperate need of God's forgiveness."|
Rev. Eric Johns, Buffalo Dream Center, Network of Related Pastors
"The intentional abortion of a person's life, from conception on is a violation of God's command, 'You shall not commit murder'."
Rev. Don Mohr, Tonawanda Free Methodist, Free Methodist
"Jeremiah 1:5 in the Bible says, 'Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee.' Over the years I have privately sat and prayed with those who have had or were thinking about having an abortion. They will tell you, it's a memory they carry with them for life. Thank God for His grace, and that someone loved you enough to keep you."
Pastor William Gillison, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Baptist
"Who ever dreamed the most dangerous place a baby could be is inside his/her mother?"
Pastor Don Mohr, Biker Church, Non-Denominational
"We are taking our stand to follow the teachings of Jesus by exposing the darkness and the crime of the death of unborn babies."
Pastor Anne Skinner, Hannah House Chapel International, Non-Denominational
River Rock Church stands with other churches in Western New York, first, in confession and repentance, that we as the church have not always stood up for and defended the vulnerable as we should. Secondly, we commit ourselves to both intercession on behalf of the unborn and to raise our voice before the State of New York, asking its legislators to please rethink the nature and implications of its recent legislation for late term abortions."
Rev. Dr. Bob Tice, River Rock Church, Pentecostal
"Now more than ever before, the Church of Jesus Christ must stand and work together to proclaim that babies in the womb are human beings made in the image of God, and therefore, worthy of love and protection. The new state law relegates the child in the womb to a piece of property that is worthy of life only if it is wanted. The genocides throughout history were justified by this same logic."
Fr. Arthur Ward Jr., Rector, St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, Anglican
"Our calling as Christians includes serving those society counts as the least valuable or of questionable productivity. We are also called to love. More than a feeling; love is an action. It sacrifices. We are called to love the least and most vulnerable. Children in the womb, children newly born and children that are not perfect. This is right and proper and counters New York State's recent abortion laws. It is right and correct for all Christians to oppose this unjust law."
Rev. Michael Warren, Quest for Life
"The issue of life is not a political issue, nor is it a policy issue, it is an issue of definition. It is a basic core issue that every society needs to answer. The answer that you give to that issue ends up defining which kind of society you have. We Believe All Life from Conception to natural death is sacred and precious and needs to be protected."
Pastor Mark Sterlace, Grace In Community Church
"It is our joy to unite with churches in Western New York to take a stand for the lives of unborn children. May God grant our leaders in Albany repentance and grace to recognize their error and work to protect the innocent lives of unborn children."
Pastor Godwin Manuel, Christian Fellowship Church, Baptist