Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dr. John DeFilippis Issues Christian Response To Planned Parenthood Videos

DeFilippis believes our society has reached an all-time low and that it is time for Christians to take the lead in reversing our society's moral decline. If we fail, he believes "our children will inherit a depraved, soulless society that is destined to implode."

Nearly everyone is familiar with the Planned Parenthood videos. In a recent opinion piece on the Fox News Opinion site, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano stated, "The cavalier demeanor of those who profit from this slaughter is chilling, and the moral punch in the nose to the Democratic Party is excruciating."

Dr. John DeFilippis, author of a number of Christian fiction fantasy novels, believes the horror these tapes reveal is much more than a "punch in the nose", a political talking point or a mere public relations disaster. It is instead a call to action for all Christians worldwide.

"It is absolutely crystal clear," DeFilippis stated, "that our society has reached an all-time low. The 'culture of death' that Pope Saint John Paul II decried has reached its peak, as the most innocent, helpless, defenseless human beings are harvested for body parts and exploited for profit. How can even the most ardent pro-choice advocates possibly justify the callous comments and behavior demonstrated in these videos?"

"Unfortunately, this is what happens when a society drifts further and further from God. We’ve lost our moral compass, and respect for human life, sexuality, and religious liberty has all but eroded. Now we have to ask ourselves, 'Can it ever be restored?'"

"As Christians, we must take the lead and do all we can to reverse the precipitous moral decline that has occurred over the past several decades. The characters in my books face the same long odds when their kingdom falls into the hands of men who despise anything remotely having to do with religion. Though on the surface they seem overmatched, the protagonists ultimately realize that all things are possible when good people come together and unite in faith. I hope that we can do the same. If we fail, then our children will inherit a depraved, soulless society that is destined to implode."

In the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, DeFilippis' books offer a message of faith and hope while remaining true to the epic fantasy fiction form. Crossroad Press recently released John DeFilippis’ fourth novel, 'The Last of the Thirteen'. 'The Last of the Thirteen' is the final volume of DeFilippis’ epic fantasy series, 'The Medallion of Mavinor'. John's works have been compared to 'The Lord Of The Rings' and 'Game Of Thrones'.

The characters in DeFilippis' novels wage an epic battle that could well determine the fate of the world. But as the conflict comes to a head, all of them realize one thing—they will need more than just courage and might to win the day. For the most lethal weapon they wield is neither sword nor shield, but rather the faith that resides deep in their hearts.

"Much like modern day Christians, the heroes of my story are ultimately faced with two choices,"  DeFilippis concluded. "They can take up their swords and fight for their freedom, or bow down and join the enemy. Those who decide to take up the fight soon learn that the greatest weapon they have in their arsenal is their faith. It is my hope that Christians everywhere will also take up the fight and that they too will realize that if God is with us, then who can possibly be against us?”

Dr. John DeFilippis is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below. All of DeFilippis' titles are available in print, ebook and pdf formats at Crossroad Press. More information is available at John DeFilippis’ website at http://www.DrJohnDeFilippis.com.

About Author John DeFilippis:

Dr. John DeFilippis grew up in the Greenville section of Jersey City, graduating from Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School in 1984. In 1988 he graduated from Saint Peter’s Prep and went on to study at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. DeFilippis attended the School of Theology at Seton Hall University for three years, from 1993 to 1996. During this time he earned his master’s degree in theology and discerned a call to the Catholic priesthood. After ultimately deciding that he did not have a religious vocation, Dr. DeFilippis transitioned into the field of education.

He taught for four years at both the elementary and secondary levels, and earned a second master’s degree in educational administration. In 2000 Dr. DeFilippis made yet another transition, this time accepting an offer to become an academic administrator at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City. He would spend the next seven years there, and in 2007 he completed his Ph.D. in educational leadership at Seton Hall University. After finishing his doctoral degree, he accepted an offer to become a director in the Division of Academic Affairs at New Jersey City University.


Dr. John DeFilippis