Finding room for the newborn
Under “putting your money where your mouth is” folder you should find this story: In a speech that discussed abortion, the President, and the sanctity of life, the most provocative statement from Pastor Vic Pentz of Peachtree Presbyterian Church came towards sermon’s end: “I make a promise to you now and I don’t want you to keep this a secret,” the pastor pronounced, “the Peachtree Presbyterian Church will care for any newborn baby you bring to this church. “We will be the family to find a home for that child, and there’s no limit on this. You can tell your friends, you can tell your family, you can tell the whole world …” Reflected Pentz a week later, “I seem to have touched a nerve by saying that to the congregation.” It’s a speech he repeated this past Sunday, and it can be found on the church’s web site under the sermon title, “Ethics of Life”. Pentz says the church will partner with Bethany Christian Services, which promotes itself as “the nation’s largest adoption agency” and will handle the “how” of making this happen. Sermon based on Psalm 139 and the “My 95” campaign which Peachtree Pres has held the past few years. Some questions: How many babies have found homes thru Peachtree Pres since this offer was made? What if every church in the U-S made this offer? How many overseas orphanages could we empty?