David Boies | DOMA | Family Research Council | News | Proposition 8 | Supreme Court | Ted Olson | Tony Perkins

FRC Orders Members to Pray That Ted Olson and David Boies' SCOTUS Arguments are 'Inept, Confusing and Unconvincing'

The Family Research Council is giving its members "prayer targets" surrounding the Supreme Court's consideration of DOMA and Prop 8, asking them to pray that Ted Olson and David Boies "present their arguments in an inept, confusing and unconvincing way" and "fail to gain traction in the minds of the Justices," Good As You reports:

Olson_boiesFrom the FRC site:

For Bible-believing Christians this assault on marriage is not just against society. It is an assault against Jesus Christ, Himself. Whatever the court decides, "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever" (Heb 13:8). God created marriage to bless mankind, but also to be a visual representation on earth of the eternal relationship between Christ and His Church (Eph 5:31-32). Christians have an obligation to stand for marriage, not only because it is good for society, but for the honor of Him who created it.

May God guide us in praying for each member of the Supreme Court: for Samuel Alito, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy, Chief JusticeJohn Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor, and Clarence Thomas. May each Justice be governed by the fear of God and fidelity to the moral law and Constitution (2 Sam 23:3; Ps 9:17; 111:10; Pr 1:7; 9:10; Is 5:20).

May the attorneys defending traditional marriage (see ADF Prayer Guide) be given anointing, clarity, effectiveness, conviction and persuasiveness in presenting their arguments. May traditional marriage prevail in the minds of a strong majority of the justices, and may traditional marriage be reaffirmed as the law of the land (Pr 16:1, 11; 25; 18:17; 21:3; Is 9:7; Mt 19:4-6; 2 Cor 5:11).

May those arguing on behalf of same-sex "marriage" present their arguments in an inept, confusing and unconvincing way. May they fail to gain traction in the minds of the Justices. May the right of Californians to amend their state constitution to protect marriage be confirmed by the Court, and may the Defense of Marriage Act be ruled constitutional (Lev 20:all; 1 Sam 2:8-10; 2 Chr 14:11; 20:12-27; Pr 22:28; 24:21; Is 8:18-20; Dan 7:25-27; 2 Cor 2:5).

 

Feed This post's comment feed

Comments

  1. So when Olsen's arguments are 'clear, effective, and persuasive,' can we conclude prayer doesn't work?

    Posted by: kpo5 | Mar 21, 2013 11:44:42 AM


  2. fat chance olsen and boies don't fumble...

    Posted by: bandanajack | Mar 21, 2013 11:46:51 AM



  3. It worked incredibly well for them when they defended Prop 8. You never know...

    Posted by: Trev | Mar 21, 2013 11:48:19 AM


  4. When the arguments and clear and moving will they take it as a sign from GOD to pack it up and go home. Not likely !!

    Posted by: seniceguy | Mar 21, 2013 11:50:15 AM


  5. hilarious. the reality just gets more and more clear: their only argument against "us" is "but they's GAY!!!".

    ha. yeah.

    re: prayer - i love when folks pray for a specific outcome, and then when it doesn't happen they don't ever seem to consider that maybe their God was responsible for that outcome. it's never "oh, well, i Guess God likes _______." it's always "we didn't pray hard enough!"

    :D

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 21, 2013 11:51:42 AM


  6. If god didn't want gay marriage, wouldn't he just stop it? It's weird that you'd have to pray to god in order to prevent something that he's supposedly so vehemently against. I never realized it was like a big game of American Idol with a popularity vote by way of prayer.

    If the Supreme Court votes against us, they'll say god heard their prayers. If SCOTUS votes with us, they'll say god works in mysterious ways and everything happens for a reason. That's the most laughable part about religion -- it's always part of god's plan, even after you've shrieked on about how it's not.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 21, 2013 11:53:12 AM


  7. The FRC must be desperate. Somehow I think their prayers will fall on deaf ears. However, considering that Justices Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia have already made up their minds against us and with Kennedy a toss-up, it's anybody's guess how Boies and Olsen will do.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 21, 2013 11:54:57 AM


  8. So Justices are to fear god and be faithful to the moral law and then as a down-the-field third they can uphold the constitution.

    Well now we know the priorities of these bigots; their god first, their version of Sharia Law second and then the constitution , if not in conflict with the first two.

    These people are true fascists; they would put their born again $hit before the rights of the people.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 21, 2013 11:54:59 AM


  9. "May those arguing on behalf of same-sex "marriage" present their arguments in an inept, confusing and unconvincing way."

    David Boies and Ted Olson?! LOL.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Mar 21, 2013 11:55:05 AM


  10. "May those arguing on behalf of same-sex "marriage" present their arguments in (as) an inept, confusing and unconvincing way (as ours has been)"

    Posted by: mike | Mar 21, 2013 11:55:16 AM


  11. I actually believe in prayer. But in this case, I don't fear. Our guys are phenomenal. They did a total job in CA, and they're probably even more polished now.
    Let the fundys howl and bark and roll and foam at the mouth until the cows come home.
    We have more to fear from this nutjob Court.

    Posted by: Wilberforce | Mar 21, 2013 11:56:47 AM


  12. it's the same logic wherein the Jeebus-freaks insist that the ongoing spate of natural disasters are "because of gays", and not climate change, which I guess then suggests that God didnt' really care about...you know...the Holocaust, Slavery, Segregation and any and all wars around the world.

    None of that inspired hurricanes or floods. But when Deb and Sue tied the knot, ohhhh GURL, God got His SMITE on!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 21, 2013 11:56:48 AM


  13. Hmm... Olson and Boies are two of the most accomplished attorneys to argue before SCOTUS, so I'm expecting this prayer to go about as well as FRC's prayer for Romney's election.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Mar 21, 2013 11:57:03 AM


  14. kpo5--If only it were that simple. Here is a Basic Christian Guide to Prayer Outcomes in this situation:

    (1) Prayer answered-->Yay! Jesus loves me and answers prayers and homosexuality is a sin and so is homosexual marriage.

    (2) Prayer not answered--> Oh....Jesus loves me and answers prayers, but in a way I didn't expect because I think as a man and not as God does, and probably this is necessary to pass so that He will COME AGAIN to save the believers.

    (3) Olsen/Boies has a coughing spell and says "um" repeatedly but SCOTUS still sides with their arguments-->See (2).

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 21, 2013 11:58:39 AM


  15. It would take a miracle of god in order for that to happen. After all it would take A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT to be more inept, confusing, and unconvincing as their argument.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Mar 21, 2013 11:59:12 AM


  16. And if that doesn't work try Jedi mind tricks.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Mar 21, 2013 12:04:04 PM


  17. What a shock they are in for: everyone knows that Olson and Boies are much smarter than FRC's God who is rendered ineffectual by reason.

    But really folks, reminds me of the days when Mao Thought was supposed to shoot down fighter jets.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 21, 2013 12:08:06 PM


  18. OH HEAVENLY FATHER,

    PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN THAT MARRIAGE IS ONLY BASED ON THE NAUGHTY BITS IN OUR PANTS AND NOT THE LOVE WE FEEL IN OUR HEARTS FOR OUR PARTNER. MAY OUR ETERNAL MARITAL BONDS CONTINUE TO BE DETERMINED BY A BUNCH OF OLD WHITE FARTS (and a few token people of color) WHO REALLY JUST WANT TO CONTROL EVERYONE ELSE, FOR IF PEOPLE IN LOVE ARE ALLOWED TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS ON ISSUES THEY WILL LIVE WITH THE REST OF THEIR LIVES, VERILY THERE WILL BE HELL FIRE AND BRIMSTONE FOR ALL!

    AMEN

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Mar 21, 2013 12:11:10 PM


  19. And the FRC might want to remember, as "good Christians":

    (5)”And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. (6)But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (7)And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. (8)Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. – Matthew 6:5-8 NASB

    What most serious biblical scholars will tell you is that this kind of group "praying" is basically a Pagan practice. As a Christian you're supposed to simply "pray" that God's will be done through your life and for the strength to endure it. It's about a personal relationship. And that's all.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 21, 2013 12:11:55 PM


  20. Thomas - stop reminding Christians that Christ commanded prayer to be done in private ;-)

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 21, 2013 12:16:00 PM


  21. Christians swear that God gives us free will, but they're always praying for God to interfere with someone's free will. Are they too stupid to see what they're doing?

    Posted by: John Conolley | Mar 21, 2013 12:19:29 PM


  22. Somebody must have prayed for the FRC to be idiots, cause that worked great. Since when is it OK for Christians to pray for something bad to happen to someone?

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 21, 2013 12:21:43 PM


  23. @Jack M--It's not. Heck, most Christians today probably would have voted for Pilate and run Jesus out of town.

    @LittleKiwi--You make a good point. I was going to say "yeah, but none of them read Towleroad." But I bet quite a few of them read this site for, you know, research about teh gayz. They probably click on the ads too. For more research. Just like Pastor Doctor Martin Ssempa did.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 21, 2013 12:27:03 PM


  24. Inept, confusing and unconvincing actually describes the "arguments" put for by the Talibangelists.

    Posted by: Gigi | Mar 21, 2013 12:27:16 PM


  25. I saw a great cartoon the other day where a fundie was asking god "Did you send the hurricanes and the earthquakes because of the gays?" and god said "Yes... because I'm sick and tired of the way you're treating them!"

    Posted by: Frank | Mar 21, 2013 12:27:42 PM


  26. 1 2 »

Post a comment







Trending


« «Arizona Town of Bisbee Plans to Recognize Same-Sex Civil Unions« «