By LCU News
PINEVILLE, La. (LCU News) – Al and Lisa Robertson will be the featured speakers for Louisiana Christian University’s third Christ Church Culture event of the spring semester, March 6.
The Robertsons, who are from West Monroe and are best known for the popular TV show “Duck Dynasty, will speak about their work in pro-life advocacy rather than the show or the antics of Al’s famous father Phil Robertson, his uncle and three brothers.
“LCU is pleased to host Alan Robertson for a C3 Seminar focused on pro-life initiatives,” LCU President Rick Brewer said. “His insight will underscore the commitment of the University to protecting the lives of the unborn consistent with our biblical foundation.”
The C3 event comes nine months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade (a 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion), triggering a ban on abortions in Louisiana. But since Roe v. Wade was overturned there has been a significant decrease in pro-life activism, said Wildcats for Life President Abigail Shields, a senior management and marketing major from Deville.
“This time is crucial because states are still implementing their responses to this change,” Shields said. “In order to reignite awareness on LCU’s campus, we wanted to have well known pro-life activists come and share their personal testimony.”
Now is not the time for Christians to rest, Al Robertson said.
“From our perspective, the pro-life movement needs to increase their involvement,” he said. “More people in states like Louisiana will be looking for help and assistance because abortion is not an option. We need to be able to provide the alternatives they need now—where the pregnancy centers are, information about adoption and fostering. The Christian community at large needs to step up.”
The event is free and open to the public.