This (bogus) effort by this California Planned Parenthood affiliate group, is sham and hypocrisy. Their prayers will not reach the Triune God.
I am reminded of Shakespeare’s, “Hamlet.” Hamlet’s father was the king until his brother (Hamlet’s uncle) murdered him to take over the Throne. Starkly reminded and haunted of his murderous sin, the king (Hamlet’s uncle) rushed into his chamber and attempted to pray. As he looked up, he (pathetically and, correctly) exclaimed:
“…..My words fly up, my thoughts remain below; words without thoughts, never to heaven go.” Need it be said that the usurping king in Shakespeare’s Hamlet could not legitimately offer true prayer because he had blood on his hands and did not repent of his treacherous actions, against God’s Commandments and against his fellowman?
In short – this Planned Parenthood group is abusing the privilege of prayer, and increasing God’s loathsome displeasure of them [Psalm 7:8-17 – especially verse, 11]
I thought more of John MacArthur. It’s sad that he would play the political correctness card of the culture and treat God’s good fermented juice of the vine with such contempt. To call it “alcohol” when the Scriptures do not call it [evil] alcohol is reprehensible! The Scriptures speak with high regard for the Lord’s fruit of the vine. One can take note in Scripture how God’s blessed with fruitful vineyards. Such was a sign of his approval and blessings. And, did John MacArthur conveniently forget that the good Lord accepted drink offerings from His children of Israel?
In short, I grow weary of Christians and pastors casting aspersion on that which God provides and blesses. [James 1:17] It is sinful man who abuses God’s good gifts. But, just because humanity abuses God’s good gifts, that is no reason to speak ill of the gifts, buy into the political correctness culture and back peddle into the past prohibitionist legalistic era.