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Sunday Word: The abolitionist history behind “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

The abolitionist story behind treasured Christmas hymns, Wk 1 of 4…

“Go Tell It on the Mountain”

John Wesley Work, Jr., an African-American professor at Fisk University in Nashville, first published the lyrics and music to this slave spiritual in 1907.

Writes Ace Collins in his book, Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas:

The song had come from the fields of the South, born from the inspiration of a slave’s Christmas, and it was unique in that, in the hundreds of Negro spirituals the work family saved from extinction, few had been written about Christmas. Most, as would seem only natural, centered on earthly pain and suffering, and the joy and happiness that only heaven seemed to offer.

Worker laughs when 911 dispatcher asks if aborting mother in pain

“This is the Women’s Center, we need an ambulance ASAP,” the caller said. “Does she have any abdominal pain?” the dispatcher asked. “I’m sure she does, she’s in the middle of an abortion,” the caller responded [laughing]. ~ Excerpt from 911 call made in June 2014 from The Women’s Center, an unlicensed abortion clinic in […]

Pro-life blog buzz 4-22-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN.

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  • At Reproductive Research Audit, Dr. Jacqueline Harvey dismantles three popular myths about the Hobby Lobby case against the HHS Mandate.

Pro-life blog buzz 2-11-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Michael J. New believes other reasons may be behind the U.S.’s declining abortion rate:

    Interestingly, none of these analysts [who claim increased contraception is the reason behind the decline] is willing to consider that shifts in public opinion on abortion may be playing a role. May of 2009 was the first time that a majority of Americans identified themselves as “pro-life” in a Gallup survey. “Pro-life” has outpolled “pro-choice” six out of nine times since the spring of 2009….

    Since the abortion rate is falling while the unintended-pregnancy rate is stable, a higher percentage of women facing unintended pregnancies are choosing to carry their children to term. Data from the Department of Health and Human Services support this, pro-lifers should take heart in it.

Pro-life blog buzz 11-9-13

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Can they stop the inevitable? Americans United for Life discusses how SCOTUS is trending  on abortion related cases:

    The Cline case “illustrates momentum for overturning the abuses of Roe. Multiple cases are advancing toward the Supreme Court as it has signaled its willingness to consider the impact of its unrestricted abortion policy on women and their unborn children,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest.

Pro-life blog buzz 3-1-13

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

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  • Live Action comments on the recent Al Jazeera appearance of Lila Rose, who was the sole representative of the pro-life cause on the program. Rose was pitted against several abortion supporters, including Katie Stack (formerly of MTV’s “No Easy Decision”), who is now employed as a clinic escort yet seems to be both struggling with and seeking to justify her past abortion:

Michelle Obama makes Catholic Church’s point about contraception mandate

Our faith journey isn’t just about showing up on Sunday for a good sermon and good music and a good meal. It’s about what we do Monday through Saturday as well, especially in those quiet moments, when the spotlight’s not on us, and we’re making those daily choices about how to live our lives.

We see that in the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus didn’t limit his ministry to the four walls of the church. He was out there fighting injustice and speaking truth to power every single day. He was out there spreading a message of grace and redemption to the least, the last, and the lost. And our charge is to find Him everywhere, every day by how we live our lives….

[Faith] is not a once-a-week kind of deal….

Protestant pastors oppose Obama contraception mandate: FRC launches letter-writing campaign with 2,500 already signed on

Today the Family Research Council will hold a press conference at 12p in the heart of the Bible Belt – the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee – to announce the launch of a letter writing campaign by Protestant pastors and Christian leaders opposing Obama’s contraception mandate. This is not a Catholic issue. This is […]


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