Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /Standard Newswire/ -- Activists will "sidewalk chalk" pro-life messages and pictures for President Obama on the two blocks of Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House on January 24, 2009.
This "prophetic art display" is part of a major pro-life witness taking place in Washington, D.C. during Inaugural Week called "The Birmingham Letter Project."
Go to Thebirminghamletterproject.com for more information.
The American Center for Law and Justice, who is representing the activists, sent a letter to Terrance Ryan, General Counsel to the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia outlining their plans on Monday, November 24.
The leaders of "The Birmingham Letter Project" are inviting pro-life and human rights activists to come to Washington, D.C. during the week of the Inauguration and be involved in a prayerful and prophetic witness for life as they call upon President Obama to end the violence and brutality of abortion.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states, "From a Birmingham jail cell 45 years, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged the Christian community to step out of their apathy, comfort and indifference and boldly confront the evil of segregation.
"Today Dr. King's words speak to a new generation of Christians and people of good will dealing with the horror of abortion. He is calling upon the church of today to step out of the status quo and be a voice for justice.
"As part of 'The Birmingham Letter Project,' we are inviting the pro-life community from around the country to the 'front yard of President Obama' and leave a message of change, hope and compassion. As we sidewalk chalk on Pennsylvania Ave in front of the White House, we will be publicly asking President Obama to follow the teachings of Dr. King and end the discrimination and violence against these innocent children.
"We hope and pray that President Obama will embrace the timeless message from 'Letter from Birmingham City Jail' where it states, 'injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'"
For more information or interviews contact:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741