In the culture wars, we are Patton’s Army fighting for Bastogne
Today, 66 years ago, the Battle of the Bulge began. Soon, the eyes of the world would focus on Bastogne, a little town in Belgium. As it turns out, the 101st Airborne had gone to Bastogne for some well-deserved R&R. Nobody expected the battle that was about to ensue.
Geography made Bastogne the most important location on the battlefield. All roads led to Bastogne. (Tennesseans know the strategic importance of Chattanooga in the War Between the States, because all railroads went through this city.) It was squarely in the middle of the German salient, and it was the key to victory.
The 101st Airborne fought bravely to hold the city, but they were surrounded, outnumbered, and outgunned. Still, they fought on. They were teenagers.
George Patton knew the war could be won or lost at Bastone, so he turned his army 90 degrees to the north and raced toward the city. Yes, they were already in a battle of their own. Yes, it was cold. Yes, it was difficult. But Patton knew the consequences of German victory would be too horrifying to contemplate. On December 26, 1944, Patton’s army broke through to relieve the 101st. For all practical purposes, the war was decided.
In the culture wars, the college campus is Bastogne. That is where the war will be decided. The Left understands this. Although liberals comprise only 20% of the American population, they are 72% of all college professors. They decide what is taught to the next generation. They fight to remove all traces of Christian morality and thought.
Christian pro-lifers in this environment are like the 101st Airborne. When they head off to college, they don’t know about the battle that will soon engulf them. They are teenagers.
From their first day on campus, their beliefs are viscously and relentlessly attacked and mocked, by professors and fellow students alike. They fight bravely, but they are outnumbered and surrounded. They deserve our help.
The culture wars will be won or lost on the college campus. We (all of us) are Patton’s army. At CBR / Pro Life on Campus, we race to college campuses with the ammunition of plain truth about abortion. We train pro-lifers how to articulate and defend the pro-life position. We bring our GAP project and our truth trucks to reinforce the message that (1) the unborn child is a baby and (2) abortion is much worse than people think.
We are helping pro-life students fight the good fight, not against flesh and blood, but “against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]” (Ephesians 6:12).
We need your help. At a bare minimum, would you consider $20/month, over and above what you are already doing? If we can get 1,500 of you to do this—if you do it, the others will—we can visit an additional 42 major universities every single year. Your $20/month will help us reach a million students every single year. If $20 seems too little compared to what’s at stake, feel free to do more. If $10 is all you have, then we ask you to commit that much.
Yes, you are already doing other things. Yes, it will cost you something. But we ask you to join this battle for the future of our nation, because the consequences of losing are just to horrifying to contemplate.
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