Talking “Black Church”, “White Church”, and the Pro-Life Movement (with Gary Freeman)

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This is a continuation of Josh’s conversation with Gary Freeman on crossing the racial divide in pro-life work. In this episode they contrast Gary’s position with those who say that you can’t be pro-life unless you agree with them on other social issues, why people in black churches are distrustful of Gary as soon as he calls himself “pro-life”, and how the church could have possibly made Black Lives Matter irrelevant.

If you haven’t listened to the first part of this conversation, do that first for this section to make sense in context.

A Black Pro-Life Speaker on Crossing the Racial Divide (with Gary Freeman)

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This is the first of a three-part series of conversations with Josh and Gary Freeman, a former guest on our podcast. In this episode they discuss Gary’s new ministry, on relationships being key to white and black people understanding each other better and successfully crossing the racial divide, as well as the need to serve people well in spite of cultural differences.

Learn more about Major League Dad here:
https://www.MajorLeagueDad.org

Chapters:

  • 00:00 Introducing Gary and his new ministry
  • 05:23 Why Gary is choosing to focus his ministry on local needs, instead of national work
  • 10:20 Setting the stage for this episode
  • 13:28 Where Gary is politically
  • 17:45 Where Josh is politically
  • 21:16 Why does there have to be a “black church”?
  • 33:33 On white and black people understanding each other more through relationship
  • 48:25 On the need to serve people well in spite of cultural differences

 

Refuting Myths about Pregnancy Centers (with Meredith Maloley & Jacob Nels)

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While at our AirBnb in Washington, D.C. we filmed a set of podcasts with Emily, Jacob, and Meredith Maloley. Meredith helped Emily run the pro-life club at St. Olaf, and now volunteers as an ERI Club Coach and works at a Pregnancy Resource Center.

In this episode they discuss (and refute) the most common myths that organizations like NARAL and Planned Parenthood spread about pregnancy centers. They then finish by talking about the most helpful (and least helpful) things pro-lifers can do to help PRCs.

Transitioning from ERI Training to Pregnancy Center Work (with Meredith Maloley & Jacob Nels)

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While at our Airbnb in Washington, D.C. we filmed a set of podcasts with Emily, Jacob, and Meredith Maloley. Meredith helped Emily run the pro-life club at St. Olaf, and now volunteers as an ERI Club Coach and works at a Pregnancy Resource Center.

In this episode they discuss what pro-life advocates ought to know about how PRC’s work behind the scenes, Meredith’s journey from ERI-style college dialogues to counseling at a PRC, and comparing and contrasting her methods with Jacobs.

Reprotection’s Innovative Approach to Closing Abortion Facilities

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Jacob interviews Missy Stone, CEO of Reprotection, a new organization that helps pro-life advocates protect women and children from harm by investigating and closing down dangerous abortion providers.

In this interview you will learn about how Reprotection works, the many government agencies that regulate abortion facilities, a few crazy stories, and how to get information to Reprotection so they can do what they do best while you stay focused on sidewalk counseling.

Learn more about Reprotection at:
https://Reprotection.org

Contact Reprotection at Info@Reprotection.org

Chapters:

  • 00:00 Introducing Missy and Reprotection
  • 14:31 Why clinics are often poorly maintained and run by sub-optimal doctors
  • 17:21 What Reprotection does
  • 21:36 The government agencies involved in regulating abortion facilities and why bad reports are sometimes ignored
  • 30:28 A success story
  • 37:39 A horror story from Florida
  • 58:33 How you can send tips to Reprotection and what they’re looking for
  • 1:07:44 Why Reprotection was launched after initial testing