The Rick Scarborough Report
September 20, 2007
Volume 3, Number 37

In this Issue

1) Deadly and Determined--The Left's Relentless Assault on Decency
2) First Ever Values Voter's Debate Declared a Success
3) Senator Cornyn Reintroduces His Sense of the Senate Resolution Commending General Petraeus
4) Rick Scarborough Ministry Report


That's the only way I know to describe the left's unwillingness to understand that the majority of American's still believe that homosexuality is a moral choice that they oppose and do not want forced upon them or their children. Yet every time we turn them back, they return with a new approach. Earlier this year millions of Americans said no to hate crimes legislation which provided special status to homosexuals. Our sources in Washington tell us this horrible affront to free speech and freedom of religion is about to surface again so be prepared. We will keep you informed with up to the minute developments.

This time it's ENDA, which is an acronym for Employers Non-discrimination Act. While it sounds so fair and innocent, once you take a closer look you realize that once again, homosexuals and their allies in Congress are seeking to force people of faith to affirm and even participate in what we clearly believe to be wrong, based on our theological convictions.

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More than 2,000 Values Voters from across America converged on the Broward County Center for the Performing Arts, paying their own expenses to say, "We will vote and we demand a candidate that reflects our values."

The debate, which was carried live across the nation by Sky Angel Network and streamed live over the Internet, was professionally taped and has been converted into a real-time Values Voter's Voting Guide, which will be available soon over our website and distributed by more than 40 Pro-family organizations which participated in the debate. Other major ministries and pro-family organizations who were not present have also promised to distribute the guide. This will provide you with the tools your need to educate yourself and your friends as to what the candidates believe and will enable concerned Americans to assess for themselves whether there are candidates who "get it" regarding matters that are dear to Christians.

Every question which we used in our recent poll was used in the course of the evening, as more than 40 different leaders of conservative organizations asked questions of the candidates.

Please click here to obtain your copy of the debate as soon as we can make them available. We are planning to develop these non-partisan Voters Guides in several formats so that anyone can use them.;_ID=2263

Click here for more details on this first-of-its-kind debate.;=8385

Four Republican candidates and all the Democratic candidates chose to ignore the largest voting block in America. Rudy Giuliani was in Ft. Lauderdale but decided he could secure the nomination of the Republican Party without facing the likes of Phyllis Schlafly and Paul Weyrich. John McCain, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney were also no-shows. Time will tell if they will be able to move forward without our support, or achieve their goal of winning the nomination while ignoring such a dedicated and motivated voting block.


Senator John Cornyn, this year's recipient of Vision America's National Hero of the Faith Award--given each year at our annual Gala to a national leader who best represents the values of Vision America--rose to the floor of the Senate late yesterday and offered his resolution commending the courage and leadership of General David Petraeus, who was slandered last week in the New York Times by the liberal advocacy group, MoveOn. You can read the entire senate resolution by clicking here.

Please take time to fax every senator and express your support of this great military leader. The general has earned the right to expect our support. Please click here and we will send 100 faxes immediately for you.;_ID=2421


Dear friends and supporters,

Your prayers, words of encouragement and gifts mean more than you will ever know. The past two weeks have taken me from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Washington DC, to Alabama and back to southeast Texas for rallies and One Day Crusades. The results have been encouraging and challenging at the same time.

In Washington DC, I attended a series of strategy meetings with over 40 pro-family organizational leaders. We heard from allies in government as well as reports from paid professionals who study trends in the culture, and I have to report, what we heard from the front lines was not encouraging. One thing we must never forget about Satan is he is tireless in his pursuit of evil, and many who reject our values unwittingly play into his hands.

As I listened to report after report for two full days, I was mindful of how willing the left is to wield power when they have it. Christians are reminded by their conscience as well as their enemies that our basic tenet is love, and we mistakenly understand that to mean that we should never get angry and always be wary of power. Consequently, we are reticent to use power, even when we have it.

The left is not shackled with such. Every gain we have achieved over the past 15 years we are now in danger of losing, primarily because so many who share our values are disengaged. This trend must be reversed immediately.

In Enterprise, Alabama, we had an enthusiastic crowd for our One Day Crusade. Again, in Southeast Texas, on the anniversary of 9-11, we witnessed a dedicated assembly of true believers who want America to remain strong and free.

Perhaps by now you have heard that my good friend and colleague, Dr. Alan Keyes, has decided to seek the Republican nomination. While I cannot endorse his candidacy, I can strongly endorse his character and love for this nation and I wish him well. He will bring a strong witness for our values to the debates across the nation.

Dr. Keyes can no longer participate in our One Day Crusades due to his being a candidate. I have been advised by legal experts that as long as he is a candidate for federal office, he cannot be a spokesman for Vision America nor can Vision America sponsor events where he is speaking due to IRS and Federal Election Commission guidelines. Consequently, we are in the process of communicating this change of line-up with all of our event hosts.

Chaplain Klingenschmitt and I will continue our crusades across America. If you want to host one of our events, please click here and someone will contact you quickly. If the financial requirements with Dr. Keyes were prohibitive due to the size of our team, perhaps you can now reconsider hosting a crusade in your area.;_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS

This Saturday evening, we will be hosting our 10th Annual Gala at the Houston Westin Galleria Hotel. For more information, please click here. Janet Folger will be our special guest for the evening.

Beloved, the following e-mail went out from a leading pro-homosexual organization this week.

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Pastor Rick Scarborough


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