AMERICA FOR JESUS – A DAY OF
PRAYER AND REPENTANCE
honored to take part in the America for Jesus Rally last Friday,
on the National Mall in Washington. D.C.
turnout was less than organizers had hoped, the purpose of the day
– prayer and repentance – was fully realized. Numerous spiritual
leaders from diverse backgrounds – among them Rod Parsley of
Breakthrough Ministries and Allan Parker, CEO of the Texas Justice
Foundation – led those present (and millions watching at home) in
prayer for our nation.
was broadcast to 335 million homes worldwide, by the CBN and other
Christian broadcasters. In my remarks, I called on pastors to be
politically active and to help debunk the deadly myth of
separation of church and state.
rally’s principal organizer, Bishop John Gimenez, so eloquently
put it: “Our nation is in moral decline... . While we have
soldiers fighting in other lands to protect our freedom,
Christians must be willing to defend our faith with humble prayer
N.Y. TIMES EXPOSES SODOMY UNDER
THE SUN IN KEY WEST
find no more avid proponent of homosexual rights and what is
euphemistically called the gay lifestyle than The New York Times.
This makes an article the paper ran on October 20th (“Key West,
Suddenly Shy, Puts Pasties on Its Party’) particularly revealing.
homosexuals take over a city (San Francisco, Provincetown, Mass),
or neighborhood therein, the result in an open sewer of sensuality
and perversion. Key West is no exception.
to the Times’ story, the city of 80,000 boasts (?) dozens of strip
clubs, “clothing optional” restaurants, nude body-painting shops,
and gay bars. The article casually notes, “It is widely assumed
that there is sex in the backrooms of some of the clubs, mostly in
the gay ones... .” A stripper quoted in the piece expresses shock
at what goes on in the alternative-lifestyle establishments –
“Oral sex right there in front of everyone. I couldn’t believe
of the establishment media, The New York Times goes out of its way
to portray homosexuals are models of middle-class normalcy. Yet,
wherever they exist in numbers, it’s practically a non-stop orgy.
should be billboards on the outskirts of the city proclaiming: “If
You Want to See What Homosexuals Have In Store For America, Come
to Key West – If You Have The Stomach For It!”
the deliverance of these misguided and lost souls, and for the
deliverance of our nation from back-ally behavior that threatens
to takeover Main Street America.
13 STATES TO VOTE ON MARRIAGE
When voters go to the polls in exactly one week, they won’t just
be electing a president, members of Congress and other
officeholders. In 13 states – a record number – they will also
cast ballots on the definition of marriage.
states (including key swing states like Ohio, Oregon and
Michigan), voters will be asked to approve constitutional
amendments defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
activists collected millions of signatures to secure ballot status
for the initiatives. Gay militants fought tooth and nail to keep
them off the ballot. Seth Kilbourn, national field director of the
Human Rights Campaign (a homosexual advocacy group), says the
measures were put on the ballot by “extremists.”
words, if you believe in the Bible, if you believe in the
millennia-old definition of the family (which serves as the
foundation for Western Civilization), if you oppose the devolution
of America to the morality of Key West, you’re an extremist in the
eyes of the Human Rights Campaign.
that these ballot measures will win handily – even in liberal
states. (Earlier this year, identical amendments were
overwhelmingly approved in Louisiana and Missouri – with
majorities approaching 80%.)
should prove a major impetus for the pending Federal Marriage
Amendment. The American people aren’t going to allow the courts –
and the Human Rights Campaign – to force a perverted definition of
marriage on the nation.
SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE TOLD OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN AMERICA
October 20th, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the
Constitution, Civil Rights and Property heard testimony on
religious persecution -- not in China, Saudi Arabia or North
Korea, but right here, in the land of the free and home of the
Liberty Legal Institute, located in Plano, Texas, presented a
51-page report titled “Examples of Hostility to Religious
Expression in the Public Square.”
other outrages, the report cites the following: In St. Louis,
Missouri, a 12-year-old was reprimanded for quietly saying grace
before eating her lunch in the school cafeteria. In Massachusetts,
students at a public high school were suspended for handing out
candy canes with Bible verses attached to their classmates. At a
New Jersey veterans’ cemetery, a member of an honor guard (and a
Vietnam vet) was fired for saying, “God bless you” to the family
of a deceased.
There’s a well-financed, powerful campaign to expunge religious
expression in public places. The report identifies the chief
culprits as the American Civil Liberties Union, People for the
American Way and Americans United for Separation of Church and
More such exposes – as well as Congressional action to safeguard
religious liberty – are urgently needed. To read the entire
report, go to the Institute’s website –
HE’S GOT A CONTRACT TO VOTE
Bob Gorham of Rocky Mount, N.C., has devised a unique method of
encouraging Christian voter participation – a “Contract To
encouraging pastors to print out and photocopy the contract
distribute copies at services this Sunday.
contract reads: “Whereas: I recognize the need for me to support
and strengthen the heritage of my country. Whereas: I realize
that it is my responsibility to preserve the future of America
for my children. Whereas: I can no longer sit on my sofa and
feel warm and fuzzy...nor can I just sit in my church’s
sanctuary as a place of refuge and protection. I must get off
the sofa and out of the pew...and do something. Whereas: I am
willing to stand up...take action...and participate in the
future of America. I do solemnly promise to vote on Nov. 2,
2004.... So help me God.”
contract is to be signed in church, taken home and prominently
displayed as a reminder of the importance of Christian
voter participation. Vision America has been promoting voter
awareness and participation since our founding. We are delighted
to recommend the Contract to Vote to our Patriot Pastors.