Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's Not Political, It's A Spiritual Battle

California Religious Leaders Call for Fasting, Prayer to End Gay Marriage.


Hundreds of pastors have called on their congregations to fast and pray for passage of a ballot measure in November that would put an end to gay marriage in California.

The collective act of piety, starting Wednesday and culminating three days before the election in a revival for as many as 100,000 people at the San Diego Chargers' stadium, comes as church leaders across California put people, money and powerful words behind Proposition 8.

Some pastors around the state and nation are encouraging their flocks to forgo solid food for up to 40 days in the biblical tradition.

Jim Garlow, the pastor of the evangelical Skyline Church in San Diego County, said he expects up to 100 young adults to spend five-plus weeks on his campus, subsisting on soup, juice and the promise of societal salvation.

"This is not political to us. We see it as very spiritual," said Garlow, a leader of an interfaith coalition that has held monthly teleconferences, shared sermons and solicited donations for the ballot measure.

Alarmed by a California Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage, churches of many faiths have banded together in support of a measure that would amend the state constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. They have become the single largest force behind the measure, recruiting volunteers, raising money, registering voters, manning phone banks and distributing campaign literature.

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HT: Fox News Website

Update @ 8:26 p.m. PT

Found a website with detailed commentary and valuable resources. Although it is from a Catholic viewpoint, many points contained in the material also agree with Biblical, Evangelical Christianity.

Why Catholics [Are] Against Same-Sex "marriage."

1 comment:

Christinewjc said...

I finished reading one man's testimony who lived in the gay community for some time. This particular individual is speaking from a Catholic faith perspective. His choice of lifestyle after getting away from the homosexual community may not be the next man's choice. However, he has become an advocate for living the life of chastity.

My question is - is what this man endured in the gay community typical? For the life of me, I could not even imagine living the type of life that this man did for all those years. It's so tragic!!

Thank God that he is now released from that former bondage.

Read it and tell me what you think:

My Experience in the Gay Community