Fighting Planned Parenthood with Matthew
By Jim Sedlak
In a recent issue of the Wednesday STOPP Report, we spent time on the religion of Planned Parenthood—Humanism. We recommended you read the Humanist Manifesto II to get a clear understanding of the underpinnings of Planned Parenthood.
If you have read that document, you now understand that Planned Parenthood stands in opposition to most of the established religions in the world. Planned Parenthood subscribes to the view that there may or may not be a God, but it makes no difference. God has no effect on the people on earth. There are no objective rights and wrongs, and birth control, abortion, divorce, euthanasia, and suicide are all basic rights. The highest achievement you can have is not to get to heaven, but to be “a citizen of a world community.”
Clearly, Satan is very happy that Planned Parenthood and other Humanists are spreading this doctrine and leading people, including children, away from God and heaven.
So how do you fight Planned Parenthood? There are many strategies and individual efforts to fight the various aspects of Planned Parenthood’s operations, but the overall answer is that you fight Planned Parenthood with God.
When I first began fighting Planned Parenthood in 1985, God called three documents to my attention. The first was Humanist Manifesto II—that helps us understand why Planned Parenthood does what it does. The second was “A Psychoanalytic Look at Today’s Sex Education” —a tremendous article by Dr. Melvin Anchell on why classroom sexuality education is bad. The third was the Gospel of Matthew, particularly Chapter 10.
Matthew 10 is Christ’s instructions to His apostles on how to spread His word. If you have read Humanist Manifesto II, you understand completely how the word of God is just what is needed to fight this battle. It is the only hope of turning around this ever-more heathen world in which we live.
Many fighters against Planned Parenthood understand the need for fighting Planned Parenthood with God’s word and actively use other sections of the New and Old Testaments as their inspiration. I applaud them and encourage them to keep on what they are doing. For me, Matthew 10 has been my guiding light, and I commend it to your reading.
In this article, I’ve taken just a few excerpts from Matthew 10; there are many more that are relevant. There are many translations of the Bible, and the specific wording in each is a little different, but they all reveal the basic truths. The wording I will use here is from the current edition of the Roman Catholic translations.
So, what does Christ tell His apostles?
In Matthew 10:16 He says, “Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.”
As we step out to publicly oppose Planned Parenthood, we need to act as doves—that is, nonviolent. There is no place for violence in this struggle. We step out in Christ’s name to bring peace to the world. Violence is the way of Planned Parenthood. It is the one that kills helpless children before birth. It is the one that gets our children involved in dangerous sex games. It is the one that tells HIV-positive people NOT to tell their sexual partners about their potentially deadly medical condition. We bring the message of true love and peace. We must always act accordingly.
At the same time, we need to be clever. We need to use things in the world around us to deliver God’s message to those who need to hear it in a subtle—but compelling—way. When you are faced with a particularly difficult communications challenge, turn to God in prayer. His answer will be forthcoming—if you have the faith and patience to wait for it.
In Matthew 10:17-20, Christ assures us that God will be with us in this fight. He says: “Beware of people, for they will hand you over . . . and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake . . . When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”
In my 36 years of fighting Planned Parenthood, I have found this to be absolutely true. In meetings with school officials, mayors, city councils, and all sorts of hostile audiences, God unfailingly provides the right words. I’ve seen this happen with hundreds of fighters against Planned Parenthood. We often say things we didn’t even know we knew.
BUT, there is something very important here. If you want the Spirit to give you the words to speak, you better have a very active prayer life. You can’t live a life void of God and then expect the Spirit to tell you what to say. You MUST cultivate a daily prayer life and let God know you have faith in Him. If you do that, you will be shocked at how effective your words become.
Christ tells us in Matthew 10 that this will not be an easy fight. He says:
No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more those of his household! (24-25) You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved (22).
He tells us to speak out boldly: What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. (27)
There is, however, a reward for those who will go out into their towns and speak boldly of Christ and His teaching. Christ promises:
Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
There is much more in Matthew 10, and I encourage you to read it. But the important thing to know is that, if you are to be successful in fighting Planned Parenthood, you must boldly speak out God’s message.
Be bold. Speak to your family and friends about the evil of Planned Parenthood. Go out into your local communities and warn them of the dangers of Planned Parenthood and urge them to prevent Planned Parenthood from coming to town or to get it out if it is already there.
Proclaim the Lord without fear. If you do that, Christ has promised to put in a good word for you with His Father.
I don’t know about you, but in my mind, that is a great retirement plan!
Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.