Tennessee Pastors Network Urges Pro-Life Pledge
TNPN President Dale Walker Asks Candidates to Show Commitment to Defund Planned Parenthood
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN, www.tnpastors.net) is urging that candidates for office at all levels across the state make a commitment to its Pro-Life Pledge to defund Planned Parenthood.
TNPN President Dale Walker was featured in the Tennessee Star regarding the pledge, where he said that the pastors network is calling on Tennessee candidates for Governor, Congress, State House and State Senate to put their “pro-life” words into action.
“During campaign season, a lot of candidates SAY they are pro-life in order to get votes, then they get to Nashville or Washington, D.C., and fail to live up to their promises,” Walker said. “The Tennessee Pastors Network Pro-Life Pledge puts their promise in writing and we will display their broken promise in black and white in their next election if they betray the voters of Tennessee who trusted them to defund Planned Parenthood.”
The Tennessee Pastors Network Pro-Life Pledge can be printed out by candidates and returned with their signatures and those of two witnesses. TNPN will also list those who have signed the Pro-Life Pledge on its website leading up to the Aug. 2 primary.
Tennessee Star political editor Steve Gill covered the pledge last week on the Gill Report, broadcast live on WETR 92.3 FM in Knoxville.
“Some of these folks who are talking about being so pro-life are the same ones that have voted to fund Planned Parenthood” Gill said. “It’s important to look at what they do, not what they say. So the Tennessee Pastors Network has their new Pro-Life Pledge for candidates to show their commitment to defund Planned Parenthood. What pastor Dale Walker and the Tennessee Pastors Network are doing is issuing a pledge that will allow candidates to put their promises in writing.”
The pledge is simple, clear and direct, with no loopholes.
“Planned Parenthood uses millions of taxpayer dollars to fund their operations that kill innocent children each and every day,” Walker added. “Despite repeated promises to defund it, too many of our elected officials say one thing on the campaign trail and betray us after they get elected. Those who refuse to sign this simple written pledge are making it clear that they WILL continue to vote to fund this despicable practice.”
Candidates can find the Pro-Life Pledge on the Tennessee Pastors Network website under FORMS, print it, sign it and return it to the group. Citizens can also download a copy of the Pro-Life Pledge and present it to candidates in their area.
TNPN is a state chapter of the American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net), the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square.
TNPN and APN offer pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include abortion, apologetics, creation, the culture crisis, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality, Islam and marriage, along with many others.
The Tennessee Pastors Network encourages pastors to bring together biblical and constitutional principles in their sermons and provides resources to pastors throughout the state. For more information on TNPN, visit its website at www.tnpastors.net, its Facebook page or call (931) 260-5301.