Important Webcast for Marriage!
While only those 18 and older will be voting on Proposition 8 next month, their decision will have the greatest impact on those unable to vote: children. Young people are constantly bombarded with messages in the media and at school that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are acceptable and good for our society. Many are confused by the conflict that arises between the culture and their family's morality. Pastor Miles McPherson of Rock Church in San Diego is particularly concerned about the impact of homosexuality on young people.
Tomorrow [TONIGHT! OCTOBER 1ST!] his church will hold a special rally for young people that will be broadcast throughout the state and nation. We encourage you to tune in and help young people you know better understand this crucial issue. The Fine Line: a Rally for Youth, Young Adults, and Parents
The Fine Line: a Rally for Youth, Young Adults, and Parents will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at the Rock Church in San Diego. The non-partisan event is free and open to the public.
The Fine Line also will be broadcast live via satellite to approximately 150 churches throughout California who have signed up with the CCN Network. (Locations may be found by going to http://www.iprotectmarriage.com/.)
The iProtectMarriage.com website is also prepared to live stream the event to thousands of users statewide.
"The goal of The Fine Line is to equip and empower young people and their parents to engage on this issue, and go out and DO something," said Miles McPherson, senior pastor of the Rock Church, and a former professional football player with the San Diego Chargers. "The church is under attack. Marriage as designed by God, between a man and a woman, is under attack. We need to motivate young people to be informed, to be strong, to be out there in the real world, confident and active."
The event will be simulcast by Church Communication Network from the Rock Church, San Diego's largest Christian congregation and one of the fastest growing churches in the United States. Known for its multicultural and innovative worship and community service, the Rock features a high-tech sanctuary that seats 3,500. The Mountain View, Calif., based Church Communication Network provides programming in an array of ministry areas.
The youth-oriented evening will include music by rock groups the Katinas and Stellar Kart, and McPherson will speak. Live and video guests will include Ron Luce of Teen Mania, a youth outreach organization; Sean McDowell, a youth oriented Christian apologist; Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason, an organization that trains Christians to think clearly about their faith; Yvette Schneider of Exodus International, a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian organization promoting the message of freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ; skate pros Brian Sumner and Christian Hosoi; and Kyle Loza, pro freestyle motocross rider and X Games gold medalist.
The program will culminate with an interactive panel in which speakers will present information on why we should vote yes Nov. 4 on Proposition 8, the Protect Marriage Amendment.
The Fine Line is one of three planned simulcast events in support of Proposition 8. Others include a broadcast presentation for pastors and Christian leaders which took place last Thursday, Sept. 25, and a future broadcast presentation to churches Sunday, Oct. 19.
The Rock Church
Stand To Reason
Additional Upcoming Events to Support Proposition 8
The following are upcoming events sponsored by various Protect Marriage coalition members in support of Proposition 8.
Oct. 02, 2008 Orange County Protect Marriage Townhall
When: October 02, 2008
Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church (St. Andrews Hall)
1855 N. Orange Olive Road
Orange, CA 92865
Oct. 09, 2008 San Bernardino Protect Marriage Townhall
When: October 09, 2008
Where: Echos of Faith Christian Center
11255 Central Ave.
Ontario, CA 91762
Oct.11, 2008 Auburn Town Hall Rally
When: October 11, 2008
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
Where: Auburn Library Garden Theater
350 Nevada St
Oct. 19, 2008 Ventura County Federalist Society, "Same-Sex Marriage in California: Legal Issues"
When: October 19, 2008
Where: California Lutheran University - Lundgren Events Center
60 West Olson Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
More on Proposition 8
Donate to Yes On Proposition 8 Today!
Three R's of Proposition 8
The Ten Declarations For Protecting Biblical Marriage
Legal Rights of Pastors
Is Your Church Participating in Citizen Sunday?
The Legality of Voter Registration in Churches
Quotes on CHRISTIAN CIVIL DUTY
CHRISTIAN CIVIL DUTY
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
-- John Jay, President of the Continental Congress
and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
"God commands you to choose for rulers, 'just men who will rule in the fear of God.' . . . if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted."
-- Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary
"When we [Christians] withhold our influence and participation, we yield by default to those who promote immoral and destructive policies."
-- Dr. James Dobson
"If America is to survive, we must elect more God-centered men and women to public office; individuals who seek Divine guidance in the affairs of state."
-- Rev. Billy Graham
THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM
"The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God."
-- President John F. Kennedy, 1961 Inaugural Address
"We believe that all men are created equal, because they are created in the image of God."
-- President Harry S Truman, 1948 Inaugural Address
"The founding fathers had to refer to the Creator in order to make their revolutionary experiment make sense; it was because "all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights" that men could dare to be free."
-- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in an article
for the Episcopal Churchnews Magazine
RELIGION AND MORALITY
"How could a society fail to perish if, while the political bond is relaxed [for freedom], the moral bond were not tightened? And what makes a people master of itself if it has not submitted to God?"
-- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
"And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government."
-- President George Washington, 1796 Farewell Address
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
-- President John Adams, 1798 letter
to a Massachusetts militia division
"The principal of equality . . . follows inevitably from belief in the brotherhood of man through the fatherhood of God."
-- President Calvin Coolidge, 1924
address to the Holy Name Society
"The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don't think we can emphasize that enough these days.
"If we don't have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State."
-- President Harry S Truman, 1950 address
to the Attorney General's Conference
*Note: many of these quotes are taken from William J. Federer's Three Secular Reasons Why America Should Be Under God
HT: Yes On Proposition 8.com
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