Monday, March 23, 2009

The Red Envelope Project

It may seem like an impossible idea but it came to Christ Otto during prayer and he's being obedient.

"Three weeks ago I was doing my usual routine of prayer, Bible study, and quietly listening to God. Usually I begin the day with 'Lord, what’s on your agenda today?'" he explained.

"I was deeply distressed at the symbolic actions that President Obama took as he began his presidency. Namely, that he signed executive orders releasing funds to pay for abortions, permission to fund human stem cell research, and federal funding for contraception. I have been involved in the pro-life movement for nearly 20 years, and it pained my heart to see a man and a political party committed to the shedding of innocent blood. This man, and this party lead our country, but they do not represent me or the 54% of Americans who believe that abortion is wrong and should no longer be legal." See the rest of this article here.

You can read his idea here. It's a simple, symbolic response to President Obama's abortion stance.

What also fascinates me is how this campaign has gained momentum. The idea has spread by e-mail plus at least three websites are promoting it. At least two Facebook groups are supporting the effort as well.

If you'd like to participate, you don't have much time. The red envelopes are to go in the mail on March 31st. Over 700,000 people have already committed to Otto on his website that they're sending envelopes. Consider adding your name.

1 comment:

Maxine said...

I got a left over red envelope at CVS right after Valentine's Day and I've been waiting to send it. This is a reminder that I better get it out this week!

Hope you are doing well, Kathy!