"We [will] come together and ask God for some kind of sovereign intervention. We need to pray for a great awakening."
Christians: Commit to prayer now (2 Chron. 7:14)
-- From "Prop. 8 Supporters Prepare for Long Legal Battle" by Adrienne S. Gaines, Charisma News Online 8/4/10
Proposition 8 [California traditional marriage] advocates argue that same-sex marriage is not ideal for child rearing, but they say it also has serious implications on religious freedom.
"It's a chilling moment," said TheCall founder Lou Engle, who organized a prayer rally in support of Proposition 8 in September 2008. "Democracy is crumbling, and I believe, again, we're going to see the persecution of the church. ... Across the board, religious freedom now is being trumped by gender freedom."
[California pastor Jim Garlow, who helped organize the ProtectMarriage.com -Yes on 8 campaign] said in several areas where gay marriage has been legalized, Christians have lost personal and religious liberties. He points to Swedish pastor Ake Green, who was jailed after preaching that homosexuality is a sin, and to a Christian camp in Ocean Grove, N.J., that lost a discrimination lawsuit filed after it refused to allow a lesbian couple to hold a commitment ceremony at its facility.
[Garlow] and Engle are encouraging . . . activism through Pray & Act, an initiative calling for 40 days of prayer and fasting in the run up to Nov. 2. The effort begins Sept. 20 and ends with a webcast event at the Lincoln Memorial Oct. 30.
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