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Anti-Gay Pastor To Lead National Day Of Prayer

Anti-gay California Pastor Greg Laurie, who in the past, has stated that "homosexuality is not in God’s order" and a sin, will lead this year's National Day of Prayer in Washington, DC. According to the Human Rights Campaign, "Laurie will be in Washington DC next week to lead events at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill as part of the 2013 National Day of Prayer."

Greg_laurieLaurie's church, Harvest Ministries, has published their anti-gay views on their website:

"We believe that homosexuality is a result of sin's widespread effects on the world. Homosexuality is a sin of behavior; therefore, people are not born into a homosexual or a lesbian lifestyle. We believe that the redemption for this sin, as for all sin, is only possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ."

The HRC claims that “Pastor Laurie’s message is out of step with what the majority of people of faith across this country believe.”

OutServe-SLDN has called for Laurie's invitation to lead the event be revoked:

"Mr. Laurie represents the worst our nation's communities of faith have to offer when it comes to fairness, justice, and equality. His hurtful, out-of-the-mainstream rhetoric stands at direct odds with the mission the Commander-in-Chief and the Secretary of Defense have laid out...we call upon the Department of Defense to rescind their invitation to Pastor Laurie and invite in his place a faith leader who can speak with integrity and respect to the needs and concerns of all of our nation’s courageous service members.”

The National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May, 2, 2013.

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  1. Disgusting.

    Posted by: Jeff | Apr 27, 2013 11:28:10 AM

  2. It's a disgrace that there is a "national day of prayer" in the first place.

    Posted by: Steve | Apr 27, 2013 11:29:14 AM

  3. Must we go through this every year! Can't they just pick a GLBT friendly pastor to begin with! GRRRR!!!

    Posted by: metta | Apr 27, 2013 11:33:02 AM

  4. .....And the nation waits breathlessly when they choose a rabbi or imam to lead the silly national day of prayer.... oh wait -that is not going to happen in Umerica.

    Isn't every day a National Day of Prayer as we have to hear about god or Jesus every single day from the Klown Kar occupants in Congress every day whether we want to or not.....

    Posted by: nick | Apr 27, 2013 11:45:11 AM

  5. You all suck! We absolutely need a national day of prayer BECAUSE of people like you!!!

    Posted by: ANTIGAY | Apr 27, 2013 12:12:16 PM

  6. The National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May, 2, 2013.

    And May 1 is Mother Goose Day and May 3 is Lumpy Rug Day.

    But since this is supposedly a true *national* day, endorsed by Congress and the President, then the task force that organizes it MUST consist of people of different religions and beliefs, not exclusively made up of Evangelical conservative Christians.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Apr 27, 2013 12:12:47 PM

  7. I'm a religious church. At home. Taking a walk. All this National Day of Prayer stuff makes my belly roll around.

    Posted by: Clint | Apr 27, 2013 12:13:59 PM

  8. The Dobsons own the Day of Prayer, which makes it no less an outrage that someone should be picked who so clearly does NOT stand for all Christians, but only the right wing. As a Christian and an Episcopalian, I'm as insulted as the LGBT community. This is not a "national day" - it is a sectarian attempt at dominating the conversation.

    Posted by: N Brown | Apr 27, 2013 12:16:23 PM

  9. Gotta agree - there is NO reason to have a National Day of Prayer in America. America was not founded on religion but on democracy and the Government should not be in the business of sponsoring, promoting or advertising a "National Day of Prayer". This country has been taken over by religious fanatics and I'm not talking about militant Muslims - I'm talking about militant right-wing bigoted Christians.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Apr 27, 2013 12:24:41 PM

  10. Its okay everyone. Calm down. Let them do their thing. Not sure how this is sponsored by the government. If government figures show up its by their own choice.

    Posted by: jb | Apr 27, 2013 12:49:00 PM

  11. "We believe that homosexuality is a result of sin's widespread effects on the world. Homosexuality is a sin of behavior; therefore, people are not born into a homosexual or a lesbian lifestyle."

    And as we know, their belief, as in all belief, has no basis in or bearing on reality.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Apr 27, 2013 1:02:17 PM

  12. Sermon on the mount. Christ commands you to pray in PRIVATE. so. Um. Yeah.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 27, 2013 1:08:01 PM

  13. Just curious. What is the purpose of a National Day of Prayer? Do your president/vice-president and members of government attend? What do they pray about?
    It sounds, to me, like a patriotic, self-congratulatory exercise....that could be construed as blurring the lines on the separation of church and state.
    In any case, this Christian pastor seems like bad news. Epic fail.

    Posted by: excy | Apr 27, 2013 1:08:59 PM

  14. Congrats to Rick warren for making sure his fellow faux-Christian bigots will bury their own sons just like he did.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 27, 2013 1:13:26 PM

  15. This National Day of Prayer seems like it could have been set up as a political trap, as in, any politician who doesn't vote for it, or any president who doesn't give the annual proclamation would then be attacked by their next political opponent as being "anti-God".

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Apr 27, 2013 1:17:05 PM

  16. I agree, what is the purpose of the National Day of Prayer. I don't participate, and no plans to.

    Posted by: Tim | Apr 27, 2013 1:17:53 PM

  17. Well, your beliefs are wrong and you're committing the sin of pride. Go and pray....your prayers are hallow and meaningless. You and your ilk are worms pretending to be humans--you eat and sh*t dirt and leave a slimy trail; and y'all will drown in redemptive rain.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Apr 27, 2013 1:57:18 PM

  18. They could aswell invite Fred Phelps

    Posted by: litper | Apr 27, 2013 2:58:33 PM

  19. How about a 'National Day of Equality' at Capitol Hill & the Pentagon?

    Posted by: JONES | Apr 27, 2013 3:19:05 PM

  20. Dear Pastor Greg Laurie,
    I really don't know where you get your notions.
    I love homosexuals and I prefer to call them "gays".
    Please take your 'crazy' somewhere else, we're all stocked up here.
    And in the name of my name, stop speaking for me !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 27, 2013 3:32:08 PM

  21. Huh ?
    "...not born into a homosexual lifestyle".

    What the hell does that mean ?
    We are born to a can do all you can to raise us as straight, you can send us for scam treatment, (which you do because YOU are ashamed of us, we are not,) you can have a thousand days of prayer to make us, in your terms, acceptable, you can do all these things to us.....

    But we have always existed, we will always exist, now we will no longer be silent, we will demand every single right of equality......and we will never lie down again under your oppression, whether from the bigoted religions or the demented right wing.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 27, 2013 3:42:01 PM

  22. great. maybe oprah will have him on her show like joel osteen and rick warren

    Posted by: t | Apr 27, 2013 3:43:12 PM

  23. "We believe that homosexuality is a result of sin's widespread effects on the world."

    No. Religious based bigotry is the world's greatest sin.

    Doing harm while claiming to be righteous ... Jesus would spit in your eye.

    Posted by: JONES | Apr 27, 2013 4:51:27 PM

  24. Matthew 6:5-6

    And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 27, 2013 4:55:39 PM

  25. Religions are businesses & should be taxed as such.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Apr 27, 2013 5:08:54 PM

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