11.17.2006 LCMS News
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH Missouri Synod
November 17, 2006 .................... LCMSNews -- No. 80
LFL prepares for march, offers free lodging
If you don't live in the Washington, D.C., area but would like to take part in the 34th national "March for Life" on Monday, Jan. 22, all you have to do is get there -- members of the Lutherans For Life (LFL) delegation will arrange up to two nights of free lodging for you and your travel companions.
Visitors stay in the homes of area Lutherans and march with LFL and tens of thousands of others to protest the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
"The March for Life is one way to stand up for the unborn, the elderly, and the disabled. It lets politicians and the courts in Washington know that these people have value because God created them and has a plan for their lives," said Dennis Di Mauro, who is organizing the march's LFL delegation for the 10th year.
Di Mauro, who leads an LFL chapter in northern Virginia, believes that if every U.S. Christian took part in the annual march, abortion would be outlawed. And he encourages all Lutherans to consider joining LFL at the 2007 event.
"It is not enough to be pro-life, we must all do our part to do something for life," said Di Mauro. "The English philosopher Edmund Burke said, 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.' Sadly, evil is triumphing today because not enough good people are taking a stand in defense of God's gift of human life.
"The March for Life is a powerful way to take that stand and to make a difference."
On the day of the march, the LFL group plans to:
* meet for a 9 a.m. worship service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Va.
* take the Metro rail system to downtown Washington for the rally and noon march from 7th Street, down Constitution Avenue, to the Supreme Court building.
* return to Immanuel, Alexandria, for a pizza dinner.
Last year, some 100 people took part in the worship service and about 40 marched with LFL, according to Di Mauro.
For more information about the 2007 March for Life, or to arrange for free lodging in the Washington, D.C., area, contact Di Mauro at (703) 359-3650 or email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
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