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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).


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  1. Are we even under the guise that there is a separation of church and state anymore? The Constitutional right to religious freedom! As long as you believe in conservative Christianity!

    Posted by: Dennis | Mar 21, 2013 12:29:55 PM

  2. If as they say, Christ created marriage, please tell me how it existed for thousands of years before his birth? And how it existed in some societies between two men? And how some members of the Catholic clergy were married to men?

    Posted by: jleo71 | Mar 21, 2013 1:25:28 PM

  3. They really do believe in miracles, don't they?

    Posted by: Hunter | Mar 21, 2013 1:26:04 PM

  4. Fat chance their arguments will fall short! Don't know about you, but I'm expecting brilliant arguments, especially from Ted Olson. When you pray for another's misfortune, it backfires on you every time; God don't like ugly!

    Posted by: Stuffed Animal | Mar 21, 2013 1:33:01 PM

  5. wow this has really geared a lot of response. As a Christian Minister I can assure you all they can pray all they want and God will answer their prayers I just hope they are prepared for a big ole NOT TODAY...LOVE WILL WIN OUT!

    Posted by: Rev. Joseph Shore-Goss | Mar 21, 2013 1:40:58 PM

  6. Maybe FRC should pray that their supporters stop presenting their arguments in an inept, confusing and unconvincing way.

    Posted by: Ezam | Mar 21, 2013 2:34:26 PM

  7. Oral arguments are always a small part of a SC case. Briefs take up much more of the case.

    There are several prayers as part of the ritual of the Catholic mass, so public prayer is decidedly Christian. However, private prayer should be private, unlike say the knee down prayers thanking God after a touchdown in football.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 21, 2013 2:37:34 PM

  8. I just want to drop to my knees and start pleasing Jesus.

    Posted by: dearcomrade | Mar 21, 2013 3:25:47 PM

  9. When I was a little kid I prayed every night that god would bring me a new bicycle. Then I realized god didn't work that way. so I stole a bicycle and prayed for forgiveness instead.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Mar 21, 2013 3:28:16 PM

  10. Isn't prayer the last ditch effort of a desperate man?

    Posted by: Garst | Mar 21, 2013 5:09:11 PM

  11. christian hockus pockus spells to a sky god

    Posted by: danielw | Mar 21, 2013 5:10:12 PM

  12. Christians do not believe that Christ invented marriage. They believe that marriage was first blessed by God in the garden of Eden...after god created Eve to be a helpmate to Adam.

    Posted by: pedro | Mar 21, 2013 8:19:10 PM

  13. in other words they want Boies and Olsen's argument to sound like the ones the frc and nom use. do they want to include the lies and distortion also.

    Posted by: walter | Mar 21, 2013 9:24:03 PM

  14. Oh, goodie! Another round of "Let's Quote Scripture from the Bible"!! I LOVE this game! I have the winning answer...Jesus told the people to love one another as you love my Father. Case closed! It's official...Jesus is on OUR side, the side of love. He is NOT on their side of hate. Still want to play? Good luck with that!

    Posted by: millerbeach | Mar 22, 2013 5:39:31 AM

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