A popular faith-based event focusing on opposition to abortion will be Wednesday at the state Capitol.
The Rose Day Rally is expected to draw Southern Baptists, Roman Catholics and other members of the faith community who wish to discuss legislation and other issues related to abortion, organizers said.
Russell Moore, Ph.D., president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will be the keynote speaker for the 23rd annual event.
“Dr. Moore, who has put action behind his pro-life convictions by adopting children, is one of the most articulate, compelling pro-life spokesmen in the nation,” said the Rev. Anthony L. Jordan, executive director-treasurer for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Rose Day participants will present roses to their state legislators. A news release stated that participants present the rose as a symbol of the sanctity of life. Rose distribution will continue throughout the day. Registration and sponsoring organizations will be available in the rotunda on the second and fourth floors until the conclusion of the rally.
The rally is set to begin at 11:45 a.m. in the House Chambers.
Gov. Mary Fallin and several legislators are expected to attend.
Rose Day is sponsored by a faith-based Rose Day Planning Committee and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.