The folks for Personhood Mississippi are on the move.  With the Gubernatorial candidates from both parties signing on to it, it appear that Mississippi might be the first state in our Union to move into law that a child is a person, no matter how small.  ~ Flip

“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” — I Kings 18:21

Friends of Personhood,  

Nov 8 will be a day of choosing for Mississippi (and by extension, the whole nation) like none other in our history. One one hand, we will be answering one very simple question:

 Does life begin at conception?

That is the ONLY thing that will be on the ballot. Not all these side issues and distractions.

However, on the other hand, we will also be voting on who we are. Who & what we will believe. Will we believe God, science, and common sense or will we continue to believe the Planned Parenthood worldview?

The starkness of this choice is set forth very clearly in a letter I received from Dr John Adams who is a medical doctor and a pastor.

Below is the initial draft of the letter. It is so powerful and timely, that I wanted to share it with you as originally sent. It is aimed at pastors, but it needs to be read by every Mississippi voter – particularly those who claim the Name of Christ.

If you have mid week services tonight, please print and share with your pastor and every member of your congregation. And, please forward to every pastor and Christian you know.


by John B. Adams, D.O.

Board Certified in Family Medicine and Pain Management

Jackson, MS

October 25, 2011

Dear Pastor,

I am writing to urge you to take this possibly once in a lifetime opportunity to stand in the gap for the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society. On November 8, 2011 the voters of Mississippi will cast their ballots on Amendment 26 giving unborn children the status of personhood from the moment of conception.

This amendment will make abortion illegal in Mississippi. I am asking as a physician concerned about the health of Mississippians and as a Christian concerned about their souls, that you put your support from the pulpit behind this amendment.

As you are well aware, as a pastor you carry a very high level of respect and influence with your congregation as well as a higher accountability to God. They look to you to point them in the direction to go in order to better reflect the image of Jesus Christ. As the lead figures in todays Church, pastors must speak boldly to move the people of God to action and out of apathy in a secular culture.

The voice of Christians will define this amendment as a thing that glorifies God and a defeat of the abomination that is the abortion industry.

If this amendment does not pass, it will not be due to the efforts of the godless but because of the apathy and complacency of professing Christians. Please help the members of your church family rise to the calling they profess.If you believe abortion is “just plain wrong”, then stopping it through the peaceful democratic process we have in this nation is “just plain right”.

You and your congregation have the freedom to vote yes or no. But please do not delude yourself or your congregation into draping a NO vote in a false facade of piety, patriotism, mercy, or freedom.

Make no mistake, regardless of the rhetoric before or after the vote, a YES vote is a vote AGAINST ABORTION. A NO vote is a vote FOR ABORTION.

The feeble attempts to pacify the conscience with the “I don’t agree with abortion, but … ________” or “I’m a Christian, but …________” line of logic rings hollow. If they vote NO, please encourage people to have the intellectual honesty to say, “I am ok with 1.5 million tiny helpless Americans being intentionally killed each year for the sake of convenience and economic advancement.

I do not believe life begins at conception and the the cost of a child frequently outweighs its intrinsic worth.”

Vote with your beliefs and convictions but at least be honest and consistent with what those beliefs and convictions are.

Please do not be deceived by the cruel and deceptive propaganda being distributed by organizations such as Mississippians for Healthy Families. This organization is heavily funded and supported by Planned Parenthood organizations from Florida, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, and California.

See Sec of State Documentation of where funding is coming from here:

As you know, Planned Parenthood is a billion dollar a year organization, the largest abortion provider in the United States, a vocal critic of abstinence education programs, and a strong proponent of liberal school sex education programs indoctrinating young minds with moral principles and lifestyles contrary to the Christian principles found in the Bible.

Is this really where you want to cast your support?

As a minister of the Gospel, please do not be deceived by the lies being promoted by the opponents of Amendment 26.

I understand that you may have several concerns about putting your unequivocal support behind this legislation. I will try to put those fears to rest.

First, you may be concerned about losing your 501 3C tax exempt status. This should not concern you. The fear of losing tax exemption is simply a scare tactic. As a pastor and a church you have a great deal of latitude in supporting political issues such as this. I can provide a copy of an ADF legal opinion to pastors regarding support of personhood initiatives.

In the end however, we are called to serve God and not Caesar.

If Jesus can bear the cross and all but one of the apostles endured a martyr’s death, do you

think any of them would have retreated at the threat of taxation? Fear, however is understandable but unnecessary in this instance.

“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ.” -Martin Luther

The opponents of Amendment 26 have been spreading many deceptive lies about this legislation.

Amendment 26 will prosecute women who suffer a miscarriage: FALSE

Amendment 26 will outlaw contraceptives: FALSE

Amendment 26 will outlaw in vitro fertilization: FALSE

Amendment 26 will prevent a doctor from saving a woman’s life in the case of an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy: FALSE

Planned Parenthood has a history of deceiving ministers into supporting their agenda. Please do not fall prey to this manipulation. This sort of strategy has been used for over 70 years, ever since it was used to eradicate as many African American babies as possible.

“We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” –Margaret Sanger (American Birth Control League, which later became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America): Dec. 10. 1939

Pastor I pray with all fervor that the Holy Spirit has given me the words to move your heart to stand up for righteousness.

Please resist the temptation to stay silent due to fear or uncertainty.

Please take up the full armor of God and be bold in word and action.

Please help in the effort to rid Mississippi of the horror of abortion and give the legal protection of personhood to the most vulnerable in our society.


Dr. John B. Adams

Contact Information

Personhood Mississippi

P.O. Box 403

New Albany, MS 38652

Leslie Riley


2298 Hwy 2

Hickory Flat, MS 38633