Sunday, January 20, 2013

Biblical Prayer Stricken from Obama Inauguration

Not only was the token Evangelical pastor, Louie Giglio, booted from the official presidential inauguration event, such that nothing but liberal compromisers of Biblical Truth will now be seen and heard, but Obama followers have demanded that an unaffiliated/unofficial prayer breakfast on inauguration day organized by Christians be denounced and boycotted.
"Christian conservatives are asking what these choices say about their place in broader society.  Does their absence from the inaugural podium mean they're being pushed out of public life?"
-- Huffington Post, January 19th

"As gays come out of the closet, are Christians meant to swap and go hide back in closets of their own? This zero-sum game is the most un-American of games."
-- Gabe Lyons, Christian evangelist
For background, read Pastor Bullied by Gays over Obama Inauguration Joins Long List

UPDATE 9/29/15 - President Obama Speech: Gay Agenda Trumps Christianity

President Obama has repeatedly demonstrated his prayer life; there was his National Day of Prayer proclamation last year, and his involvement with the tenth anniversary of 9/11, just to name two.

UPDATE 1/22/13: Obama Condoms Commemorate Inauguration, Agenda

UPDATE 2/6/13: Video of Rabbi Jonathan Cahn keynote speech at (conservative's) prayer event, where he said “A thousand apostate ministers swearing on a thousand Bibles will not change one jot or tittle of the word of God.” Click here for a transcript of Rabbi Cahn's speech.

-- From "Trio of prayer services precede inauguration" by Tk Barger, Toledo Blade Religion Editor 1/20/13

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to attend the 57th Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, an official event, at the National Cathedral in Washington at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. It is an interfaith service of prayers, readings, and music. The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., the largest United Methodist church in the nation.

Others participating in the official prayer service are the Very Rev. Gary Hall, who is dean of the cathedral, seat of the Episcopal Church; the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, and the Rev. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

At 7 a.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel, the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast Committee, which includes hostess Merrie Turner and the chaplain of the House of Representatives, the Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, will begin the four-hour event. The speaker is the Rev. Jonathan Cahn, senior pastor and messianic rabbi of the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel Messianic Congregation in Wayne, N.J., and president of Hope of the World Ministries, which calls itself “an end-time ministry for an end-time world.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast" by Christian Newswire 1/11/13

On Monday, January 21st, Inauguration Day ordinary Americans will gather with Pastors, Clergy, Lay Leaders, Congressmen, Senators, Ambassadors, and Diplomats to pray for the Nation and the Office of the Presidency. The Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast Committee, consisting of hostess Rev. Merrie Turner, Fr. Patrick J. Conroy, Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, Stewart Greenleaf, PA State Senator, 12th Dist., Mrs. Annette Lantos (wife of Congressman Tom Lantos, CA) John Stinson, Abby Abildness, Rev.(s) Mike & Rose Greer, Lex & Caroline LaMotte, is presenting the event. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, best-selling author of "The Harbinger," is the key note speaker whose topic is the prophetic destiny of America. Representative Michele Bachmann, Dr. Pat Robertson, Pat Boone, Senator Roy Blunt, Dick Simmons and other distinguished guests will lead prayers for the nation. . . .

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Religious Tensions Over Prayers Cast Shadow On President Obama's Inauguration" by Rachel Zoll, Huffington Post 1/19/13

On Inauguration Day, another clear sign of the times will be found in a hotel away from official events. "The Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast" will feature the Rev. Pat Robertson, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and others. The keynote speaker is expected to discuss the prophetic destiny of America.

Efforts by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to bridge the conservative-liberal divide by including an evangelical failed. Atlanta preacher Louie Giglio, known for his work to end human trafficking, withdrew from giving the benediction after the liberal group ThinkProgress found a sermon he gave in the 1990s, condemning gay relationships.

A headline on, which posts news of interest to conservative Roman Catholics, read, "Obama to Use Civil Rights Activist and Not Clergy" for his inaugural invocation. Gabe Lyons, a young Christian thinker known for his pioneering Q conferences on evangelicalism, argued Giglio had been bullied off the stage by an "extreme minority" of activists.

. . . Darrell Bock, a New Testament scholar at the evangelical Dallas Theological Seminary, argued the inaugural is supposed to unite Americans across partisan lines after an election. "The problem here is if we're going to celebrate the diversity of America, which is what the inaugural representatives claim they're doing, we shouldn't have a litmus test applied to participants if it's also being recognized they are contributing in other ways to society," Bock said.

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From "Soros' group tells chaplains to boycott prayer" posted at World Net Daily 1/18/13

A “faith” organization [Faithful America] that gets money from “Open Society” founder and left-leaning 1 percenter George Soros says it doesn’t want chaplains to participate in a prayer meeting.

The online effort, which had gathered a little more than 100 signatures by Friday afternoon, said, “The hateful views of Pat Robertson, Joseph Farah, and Jonathan Cahn are deeply offensive to Christians across America. Please don’t spend Inauguration Day lending the prestige of your offices to their lies and conspiracy theories targeting President Obama.”

It is addressed to Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, chaplain, U.S. House of Representatives, and Barry C. Black, chaplain, U.S. Senate, who like hundreds – in fact thousands – of others from around Washington are invited to the events.

The theme of the presidential prayer event is to be II Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Senate Chaplain Won't Attend Controversial Inaugural Prayer Breakfast" by Elizabeth Flock, U.S.News & World Report 1/18/13

Senate Chaplain Rev. Barry Black will no longer attend an inaugural prayer breakfast being hosted by religious conservatives, after a petition criticizing the event garnered thousands of signatures online.

House Chaplain Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, however, will attend the event. His office says the Jesuit priest will deliver a quick prayer, and won't "stay too long."

The breakfast, which will take place just hours before President Barack Obama is publicly into office Monday, features special guests Pat Robertson, a televangelist whose commentary has managed to offend gays, Haitians and feminists alike, Jonathan Cahn, a preacher who believes some of Obama's actions are apocalyptic, and Joseph Farah, the editor of WorldNetDaily who has long pushed the birther conspiracy theories about the president's citizenship.

Black, a former chief of U.S. Navy chaplains, previously dropped out an evangelical conference in 2007 after he was pictured next to conservative columnist Ann Coulter in promotional material, the New York Times reported. The Senate Chaplain said at the time he felt his appearance would conflict with the job's "historic tradition of being nonpolitical, nonpartisan, nonsectarian."

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Washington plans meeting to call on God" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 1/14/13

[Key note speaker, Rabbi Jonathan] Cahn’s message to America is to heed warnings from God, turn back to seeking His will, and prosper.

He doesn’t say it, but there’s definitely an “or else” implied, as described in his book, which recounts God’s warnings, or harbingers, to the nation of Israel before it eventually was broken up and taken into captivity by enemies.

Israel suffered, he posits, because it vowed to go it alone, without God, and come back bigger and stronger and better after being ravaged by its enemies. Cahn’s book warns that America right now is experiencing the same judgments, or warnings, from God and needs to heed them immediately.

He documents a series of stunning parallels between the Old Testament collapse of Israel and events in the United States, specifically the 9/11 attacks, the construction on the Ground Zero site and the economic crisis.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Obama D.C. 9/11 'Prayer:' Exclude Evangelicals

And yet, President Obama Denies Leading War Against Christianity, but read Religious Liberty & Anti-Christian Totalitarianism

In addition, read 'Gay Rights' Winning, Loss of Religious Liberty Documented - Washington Post writer demonstrates it's a "zero sum" game: Winning homosexual 'rights' means Christians must lose freedom of religion.