This incident happened almost 2 months ago, but I only learned of it this morning.
FYIs before reading the resignation letter: Brian Rohrbough was the president of American Right to Life, Steve Curtis was the VP, and Pastor Bob Enyart was the “key person” alluded to. Click to enlarge. Also read via pdf…
Since this morning I have either spoken to or exchanged emails with Brian, Steve, and Pastor Bob….
Background: American Right to Life is a chapter of Colorado Right to Life. Both are linked to Personhood Colorado and Personhood USA. All are linked to Pastor Bob.
Brian and Steve’s letter states there were “numerous” reasons for their resignations, but they pulled the trigger November 15 due to the impending launch of ProlifeProfiles.com on November 16, which they both opposed.
ProlifeProfiles.com was originally intended to focus on US Supreme Court justices but it morphed into an attack site against pro-life leaders. While it caused a bit of a stir among my pro-life friends (and I’m listed in Tier 2), I never mentioned it because I didn’t think it was that big a deal.
But it turns out ProlifeProfiles.com epitomizes the devolvement of ARTL from its primary goal to “advocate enforcement of God’s enduring command, Do not murder, and to promote legal protection, reverence and respect for innocent human life…” into a group that revels in criticizing and making trouble for fellow pro-lifers. Even ProlifeProfile.com’s logo pits certain pro-life players on one side against others (click to enlarge)…
ARTL’s other major deviation was to begin supporting the use of state personhood initiatives as vehicles to overturn Roe v. Wade, when that was not the original intent. The original intent was to simply amend state constitutions to verify ARTL’s aforementioned primary goal.
Since resigning, Brian and Steve have asked ARTL to remove all references to them from its website and fundraising literature, but it has not.