The annual Rose Day Pro-Life (Indoor) Rally, which takes place inside the Oklahoma State Capitol each February, is drawing near. The 2018 Rose Day, set for Feb. 7, will feature Kay Coles James, founder and president of The Gloucester Institute, an organization which trains and nurtures leaders in the African American community.
Throughout her distinguished career, James has served in a number of roles on the local, state and federal levels, including with former U.S. presidents George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) and George W. Bush (2001-2009). As director of public affairs for the National Right to Life Committee, James became a prominent voice in the pro-life community. As a commentator and lecturer, she has appeared on network morning shows and several national news and talk programs and is the author of three books.
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan is asking pastors and Oklahoma Baptists to make participation in Rose Day a priority.
“Throughout my years of serving as a pastor and here at the BGCO, I truly cannot think of a more critical time in the struggle to protect the unborn,” Jordan said.
“Rose Day continues to be a strategically important event, but we need more people involved,” Jordan continued. “With the recent opening of two new abortion facilities and a rising culture of abortion on demand, we are in crucial days for the pro-life movement. This is a life and death issue, and we must be faithful.”
During the Rose Day event, attendees bring red roses as a symbol of their pro-life stance for the Governor, Lt. Governor and their State Senator and State House Member. Following rose distribution, a rally takes place indoors in the 4th floor House Chamber of the Capitol.
The rose distribution begins at 9:30 a.m. and the rally takes place at 11:30 a.m. In addition to the keynote address from James, testimonies, music and other program elements are being planned by the Rose Day Committee, of which the BGCO is a member.
For more information on Rose Day, visit www.bgco.org/roseday.
SOURCE: The Baptist Messenger – Brian Hobbs