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National Pro-Life Youth Organizations Send Open Letter to Pastor Rick Warren

Contact: Danielle White Versluys, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, 909-213-5339, danielle@survivors.la; Kristan J. Hawkins, Students for Life of America, 703-351-6280, kristan@studentsforlife.org; Bryan Kemper, Stand True, 540-538-2581, bryankemper@standtrue.com; Michael Spielman, Abort73.com, 818-636-8672, michael@abort73.com; John Ficker, Teens for Life, 916-481-8926, teens4life@hotmail.com; John Jansen, Generations for Life, 773-304-5433, john@generationsforlife.org; Brandi Swindell, Generation Life, brandi@brandiswindell.org; Melissa Lindsley, Commission Life, commissionlife@hotmail.com

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Aug. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following open letter was sent to Rick Warren of Saddleback Church regarding the upcoming "civil forum" where Senators Barack Obama and John McCain will appear this Saturday, August 16.

Dear Dr. Warren,

You have been given a wonderful opportunity to provide Americans with the ability to place a well-informed vote on Election Day.  Millions of Christians will be watching the upcoming forum at Saddleback, waiting for you to pose questions that will reveal what the candidates truly believe.

We ask, on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of youth we lead and represent, that you will not ignore the crucial issue of abortion as you face Senators Obama and McCain.  For many Americans, a candidate's position on abortion will determine their vote.  We have a right to know the truth about the candidates' abortion positions, and you have a responsibility to share that truth.

According to James 1:27, "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world."

The global AIDS crisis has created millions of orphans. Poverty worldwide has added its own millions. Photographs of starving and sick children are displayed prominently in Christian magazines, urging the godly man and woman to give.  Give of their time, their resources, their hearts.  Christians should not ignore the pleas for help. We are called to respond to the needs of orphans and widows, those who are in distress.

However, the Christian church must not pick and choose which orphans to help based upon the popularity of the cause.  While 300,000 children die annually from AIDS, 40 million children have died in the past year alone due to abortion.  But the worldwide church remains silent, for the most part.

To continue reading the letter to Dr. Warren, go to http://survivors.la/open-letter-rw.pdf