“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Monday, October 27, 2014


Me speaking to ALIES
Last week I spoke to a public forum about the perils assisted suicide to vulnerable populations and to Canada's collective conscience and future. The event was sponsored by the Alberta Life Issues Educational Society (ALIES). 

Their website (http://www.alies.ca/)    describes their organization this way:

Alberta Life Issues Educational Society (ALIES) is a non-profit organization and a federally registered charity that operates in the province of Alberta. ALIES gathers, develops and distributes information on a broad range of life issues. These include abortion, euthanasia, reproductive technologies, pregnancy & fetal development, birth control and human sexuality. ALIES is a member of LifeCanada, a national educational pro-life group.

The room where ALIES held the forum was packed with people concerned about the direction Canada may take on this issue -- as the nation's Supreme Court deliberates on Canada's law against assisted suicide.

Canada's Supreme Court Building
It is important that pro-Life organizations across Canada and America continue their efforts to educate their communities in how modern pain management and palliative care techniques make assisted suicide unnecessary to eliminate pain. Legitimate end of life care must never include euthanasia or assisted suicide. 

Do not grow weary or defeated of advocating for the sanctity of human life even in the face of rising cultural acceptance of euthanasia and assisted suicide. We must speak tirelessly against the killing of the weak and vulnerable, the disabled and incurably sick. -- Mark

(To have me speak in your community, send an email to HumanLifeMatters@shaw.ca) 

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