Friday, October 28, 2011

"Walter is a Still, Small Voice in the Turmoil of the Abortion Debate"

His voice may be quiet, but the effects of his witness, faith, and courage are momentous and ongoing. What a shepherd!

Our good friend, the Reverend Walter Hoye, has received the Life Issues Institute's "Hero at Heart" award. Reverend Hoye joins such past recipients as Senator Henry Hyde and Abby Johnson.

WASHINGTON, DC, October 27, 2011 ( - "An African-American pastor who spent 18 days in jail for peacefully picketing in front of a California abortion clinic has been awarded the Life Issues Institute’s 2011 Hero at Heart award.

Rev. Walter Hoye, accompanied by his wife, Lori, accepted the award before a gathering of pro-life leaders in Washington, DC.

'Walter is a still, small voice in the verbal turmoil of the abortion debate. Yet his humble and loving actions are turning the hearts and minds of women against abortion. Life Issues Institute is honored to give him this award,' Life Issues Institute Executive Director Bradley Mattes commented, after presenting Hoye with the award.

Past recipients of the Hero at Heart award include Congressman Henry Hyde, Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon, former Kansas state Attorney General Phill Kline, Abby Johnson and Olympian medal winner Tasha Danvers-Smith."

Congratulations, Reverend Hoye, on this well-deserved honor!

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