Baptists, Catholics rally for Rose Day

Oklahoma Southern Baptists, Catholics and other pro-life Oklahomans will gather on Feb. 3 at the Oklahoma State Capitol for the annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally.

The event is cosponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Catholic Charities, Oklahomans for Life and other groups represented on the Rose Day Committee.

“Following the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, our Catholic friends had the foresight and faithfulness to establish the Rose Day event, which has led to many legislative victories for the unborn and brought together many Oklahomans,” said Brian Hobbs, Baptist Messenger editor and Rose Day chairman. “This year is special because it is the 25th anniversary of Oklahoma Baptists becoming involved. We are honored to stand with pro-life Oklahomans of all backgrounds.”

Rose Day has featured a number of pro-life speakers including former abortion-proponent-turned-pro-life proponent Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade); former Planned Parenthood director now pro-life activist Abby Johnson; Lila Grace Rose, whose video expose efforts helped lead to Planned Parenthood being exposed; and Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president Russell D. Moore.

BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, a longtime leader within the life movement in Oklahoma, will bring the keynote address at the Rose Day Pro-Life Rally.

Oklahoma’s governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general have been invited to speak, as well as other dignitaries. Starting at 9:30 a.m., participants of Rose Day are encouraged to bring red roses to the governor, lieutenant governor and legislators as a symbol of their support for unborn life. The Rose Day rally will take place in the Oklahoma State House Chamber beginning at 11:45 a.m. Hundreds of citizens, churches, pro-life groups and others are expected to participate.

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