The Kendrick Brothers Rejoice at the Demise of Roe Abortion Ruling
The Supreme Court strikes it down months before the release of the Georgia brothers' new movie that advocates for adoption.
Like other Americans who value the lives of unborn babies, Christian filmmakers Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick are celebrating the striking down last week of Roe v. Wade, the high court decision that led directly to the killing of a staggering 63 million innocents at the hands of U.S. abortionists. The brothers took to social media to mark the reversal of that 1973 ruling, saying they are "grateful" and that they "praise God over this decision."
The Kendricks, who are both former pastors, were also quick to point out, however, that celebrating is not enough. Alex underlined that "a lot of work still needs to be done," to help address the issue of crisis pregnancy, which is at the root of many abortions. Stephen added that now is the time for Believers to meet the challenge with action.
"This is an amazing opportunity for the Church to rise up and not only support women in crisis pregnancies...but after they have babies, we're going to support them, we're going to support adoption, we're going to rise up and be the hands and feet of Jesus."
Interestingly, the Kendrick Brothers' next movie - Lifemark - focuses on a true story of a woman who chose adoption over abortion and two decades later was able to meet her son, who had grown up in a loving, adoptive Christian family. Considering that they've been working on the picture for two years, Stephen - the father of an adopted child himself - calls the movie's release "divine timing," coming as it does on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision.
The film stars Kirk Cameron, who played the lead role in the Kendrick Brothers' 2008 hit movie Fireproof. The 51-year-old father of six is a devout Christian who is vocally pro-life - as Christian Film Blog has previously reported - and believes very deeply in adoption: he and his wife adopted their first four children.
Lifemark hits the big screen on September 9th for a seven-day theatrical run. You can find a theater near you and purchase tickets via this link to Fathom Events, the movie's distributor. The trailer below will give you a feel for what to expect.