An Outcry for Awakening 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA
- Rick Scarborough
- May 9, 2012
President Finally Admits His Support for Gay Marriage
Following four years of an absurd charade, President Barack Obama finally admitted what most of us knew all along – that he is an ardent proponent of homosexual marriage.
Starting in 2008, the president told us periodically that he was not in favor of gay marriage at this time, which is like a hawk insisting that he’s a vegetarian – for the time being.
But he still wanted “same-sex couples” to have all of the rights and benefits of those who truly are married. In three years in office, he established a record as the most pro-gay rights president in history – including successfully pushing repeal of don’t-ask-don’t-tell, thus allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military.
In violation of his oath of office – to see that the laws are faithfully executed – he has refused to support the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enacted in 1996, in various judicial challenges.
DOMA is all that prevents an activist federal judge from mandating homosexual marriage nationwide, thereby overriding the voters of a majority of states.
Finally, his hand was forced by his vice president and education secretary, both of whom recently affirmed their support of homosexual marriage on national television. Vice President Biden revealed that he got his profound perspective on homosexuality from the TV series “Will and Grace.”
The president made his we-always-knew-it confession in an interview with ABC News for broadcast on Thursday, which was released in part on Wednesday.
Though unintentional, the timing was significant. On Tuesday, North Carolina became the 32nd. state to write the Biblical definition of marriage into its constitution, by a vote of over 60%. Marriage protection has won each and every time it’s appeared on a state ballot, with the support of more than 50 million voters nationwide.
Evangelist Billy Graham publicly endorsed the North Carolina amendment and made one of his few policy pronouncements, declaring: “At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage. The Bible is clear – God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.” Amen!
The lines of battle are clearly drawn. Homosexual activists are a key constituency of the president’s party. Here as elsewhere, his commitment isn’t to equal rights but special interests.
If Mr. Obama is reelected, will Washington declare war on Scripture as it has on the U.S. Constitution.? I ask you, if pastors won’t stand for marriage, what will we defend? The purpose of marriage is clearly stated in Malachi 2:15 where God states that marriage is sacred between one man and one woman with the express purpose of creating godly offspring.
America is in jeopardy because heterosexual couples have treated marriage lightly and now homosexuals are attempting to redefine marriage. The church is the only institution in America that can prevent that from happening, and pastors are the key to the church acting courageously, responsibly and – in a word -- Biblically.
Standing for Biblical values makes me “inappropriate”
As a recent article in The Denver Post noted, I am one of 36 conservative spokesmen targeted by the so-called Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAAD). The group is warning journalists that it is “inappropriate” to interview us on anything pertaining to the homosexual agenda, because of our “hatefulness.”
Beyond being honored to be in the company of such distinguished Christians as Gary Bauer, David Barton, Bill Donohue, Ken Hutcherson, Albert Mohler, Penny Nance and Tim Wildmon, I am appalled by the arrogance of this destructive movement.
Who are they to dictate who will be heard on an issue that profoundly affects our nation’s soul? Groups represented by the 36 targeted leaders have tens of millions of members. Who does GLAAD represent?
If standing for the Bible and the American tradition of open debate is “inappropriate,” I’m proud to be so.
Heartbeat Bill Needs Your Support
The Heartbeat Bill (H.B. 125) would prohibit 90 to 95% of all abortions in Ohio. By banning g abortions in the Buckeye State from the time a heartbeat is detected in the unborn child, it would save an estimated 26,000 lives a year. The legislation passed the Ohio House of Representatives last year and is now before the State Senate. With just weeks to go before a long recess, Ohio Senators need to hear from you. Please use the links below to see how you can help.
Congratulations to Janet Porter and The Heartbeat Team for their life-saving work on H.B. 125.
Leadership Meetings Strategize for 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA
On May 1 in Dallas and May 3 in Washington, D.C., the 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA – a project of Vision America – was launched with two highly successful leadership strategy meetings.
Starting on September 28, and continuing through November 6, we are calling for 40 DAYS of prayer, fasting and repentance for our national and personal sins against the God of Heaven who granted us the privilege of living in freest and most blessed nation the world has ever known.
Prominent leaders who have thus far pledged their support for the 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA include:
Congressman Todd Akin; David Bereit--Forty Days for Life; Father Shenan Boquet – Human Life International; Larry Cirignano – Catholic Vote; James and Shirley Dobson - Family Talk; Barrett Duke – Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention; Stuart Epperson - Salem Communications; Don Feder, Jews Against Jihad; Congressman Randy Forbes; Frank Gaffney – Center for Security Policy; Bishop Anne Gimenez – Rock Church International; Congressman Louie Gohmert; Richard Hellman - Christians' Israel Public Action Campaign; Congressman Duncan Hunter; Harry Jackson – High Impact Leadership; Tim and Beverly LaHaye – Tim LaHaye Ministries; Ron Luce –Teen Mania; Penny Nance - Concerned Women for America; Tony Perkins – Family Research Council; Dran Reese – Salt & Light Council; Rev. James Robison – Life Today; Samuel Rodriguez – National Hispanic Leadership; Rev. Lou Sheldon –Traditional Values Coalition; Mat Staver - Liberty Council; Tim Wildmon - American Family Association
The Washington, D.C. meeting was addressed by myself, FRC’s Tony Perkins, Congressman Gohmert, Bishop Anne Gimenez, Dran Reese and Dick Simmons.
Rev. Robison delivered a powerful message in Dallas, declaring: “We need to fall on our face before God and cry out for help…and then stand on our feet for God and act.”
To sign up for 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA – and receive periodic updates on our progress as well as access to our materials – click here.
** Important Notice**
Periodic 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA national conference calls started on March 22. If you would like to be included in future calls, please respond to this email and we will begin sending you notices and call-in instructions. National leaders in the religious and political arenas will be addressing these calls.