I remain saddened by the "winner-take-all-by-any-means-necessary" affront that is being promulgated in this election season.
Yesterday in The Daily Beast, Washington Times, Life News, and other "news" outlets, Donald Trump was falsely accused of "blowing off"
the pro-life movement by canceling or reneging on an invitation to speak to pro-life leaders.
This is not true. I was at the meeting, and Trump did not reject any invitation. There was no meeting with Trump scheduled in the first place.
I personally have met Trump and have spoken with his staff and supporters on a regular basis, and find them very open to pro-life discussions.
As a Christian evangelist, I no longer endorse political candidates. I am called to pray for everyone.
“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live” (1 Timothy 2:1-3 MSG).
While I sometimes privately offer support and advice to various candidates, In this election I urge Americans to pray and repent and vote responsibly, and to not indulge in emotional mudslinging and lies.
Day Gardner, who has endorsed Trump was at the meeting in question, and has this to say regarding the scandalous lies about Mr. Trump blowing off pro life leaders yesterday: "Today's article put out by Daily Beast about Trump blowing off a meeting with pro-lifers is unreal. It didn't happen. How do I know? I was in that meeting. Donald Trump was not on the agenda and had no commitment to participate in any way in that meeting."
According to Father Frank Pavone, who was at the meeting in question, he said this is what happened: "Our organization reaches out to candidates regularly. Many of these conversations are off the record. But in fairness, let me make clear that Mr. Trump did not break any commitments to speak to me or any gathering I organize. On the contrary, I have had very friendly and fruitful interactions with him and members of his team and look forward to continuing that dynamic."
Gardner said: "This is an inside hatchet job of epic proportions from person(s) who will go to any lengths to blackball Donald Trump. For those who want to look the other way when dirt is flying, check your rear view mirrors. This is just another dirty ploy to eat away at Trump’s voters."
Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
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