White House Receives 2 Million Red Envelopes
Special Report - April 9, 2009
The White House received over two million empty red envelopes emphasizing the consequences of abortion last week as a result of “Red Envelope Day” on March 31. The event was part of the “Red Envelope Project,” which asked pro-life citizens to mail an empty red envelope addressed to President Barack Obama to the White House on March 31 with the following message on the back: “This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It’s empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception.” According to the group’s Web site and WorldNet Daily, the White House mailroom confirmed the arrival of over two million red envelopes in the days following March 31. One White House mailroom employee told WorldNet Daily that it was one of the largest mail campaigns he has seen in his 30 years on the job.
The “Red Envelope Project,” which is now called the “Life Envelope Project” in an effort to avoid a potential copyright infringement with another organization, is the brainchild of pro-life activist and blogger, Christ Otto. As we reported last week, Mr. Otto was recently a guest on the North Carolina Family Policy Council’s radio show, “Family Policy Matters.” He told NCFPC President and host, Bill Brooks, that he came up with the idea during his prayer time in January 2009. “I had a mental picture while I was praying of red envelopes flooding the White House,” he said. “My first hope is that [the Red Envelopes] will really change [the President’s] heart and will change the heart of those in his administration,” Otto said. “Our goal is really to create a symbolic red sea that represents the innocent blood that’s been shed. And I’m hoping that it’s going to change everyone who sees it.” Mr. Otto told WorldNet Daily people are still sending the red envelopes.
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