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Focus on the Family Planning 40 Day Fast to Save ‘Traditional Marriage’

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Focus on the Family and the Family Foundation of Virginia are planning a 40 day prayer, fast, and repentance later this year, hoping that divine intervention might help sway the outcome of Bostic v. Rainey.

The Ted Olson and David Boies-backed challenge to Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is currently awaiting a ruiling in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and will likely head to the Supreme Court afterwards. 

CitizenLink reports:

The Family Foundation is asking that you join us for 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance for Marriage from August 27 until October 5, 2014. Our state and nation are mired in a morass of confusion and post-modern thinking that does not believe in absolutes nor that any truth can even be known. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current debate raging about what constitutes marriage. Pagan philosophies, a secular humanist education establishment and an entertainment industry that is absolutely determined in pushing the envelope on decency and morality have all combined to turn this great land into a country that our forefathers could not even begin to recognize. […]

The Supreme Court begins its session on October 6. We fully expect it to take a marriage case sometime in the next year. In the natural, it looks like a David vs. Goliath battle. The federal government, the news media, Hollywood, the public education system and big business all are arrayed on the side of same-sex “marriage.” Only the church stands in support of God’s design for marriage. Our 40 Days will culminate on October 5 just before the court begins its session. 

All this talk of fasting is making me hungry. Who wants some pizza? 

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  1. The straw that broke the camel's back, eh? I think the biblical reenactment ship sailed centuries ago and never docked in the US to begin with.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 23, 2014 2:02:51 PM


  2. Make a pizza in your shorts Ky. Good that Halloween is not impacted.

    Posted by: Arrow | Apr 23, 2014 2:08:57 PM


  3. These religious organizations have lost all credibility... they say they're all about "protecting traditional marriage" and all they do is express the desire to discriminate against gay people.... that's what "traditional Marriage" is to them... shunning and marginalizing gays....whatever that has to do with marriage!???

    If they spent 90% of their time fighting laws that allow divorce, and 10% of their time fighting marriage rights for gays... at least they might have some credibility. But any organization that has "saving traditional marriage" as its principle mission but then spends virtually 100% of its time advocating second class citizenship for gay people is just not credible.
    I think the anti-gay marriage forces are simply animated by anti-gay animus, period.

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Apr 23, 2014 2:09:05 PM


  4. These religious organizations have lost all credibility... they say they're all about "protecting traditional marriage" and all they do is express the desire to discriminate against gay people.... that's what "traditional Marriage" is to them... shunning and marginalizing gays....whatever that has to do with marriage!???

    If they spent 90% of their time fighting laws that allow divorce, and 10% of their time fighting marriage rights for gays... at least they might have some credibility. But any organization that has "saving traditional marriage" as its principle mission but then spends virtually 100% of its time advocating second class citizenship for gay people is just not credible.
    I think the anti-gay marriage forces are simply animated by anti-gay animus, period.

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Apr 23, 2014 2:09:31 PM


  5. First it's "Eat at Chick-fil-a to save marriage!" So now that Cfa has stopped donating to anti-freedom groups like AFA they won't eat at all? Oh well. They need to lose the fried chicken weight anyway.

    Posted by: Craig | Apr 23, 2014 2:11:28 PM


  6. Saffi: "A sort of eating-a-lot sort of fast?"

    Posted by: Michael W. | Apr 23, 2014 2:14:40 PM


  7. I agree. What does gay have to do with marriage? I never understood that either.

    Posted by: Arrow | Apr 23, 2014 2:16:38 PM


  8. and when they lose {not the weight}what then...will they cry why god why god...??? how does it work?....

    this is all to funny...thanx

    Posted by: Derek | Apr 23, 2014 2:18:20 PM


  9. and when they lose {not the weight}what then...will they cry why god why god...??? how does it work?....

    this is all to funny...thanx

    Posted by: Derek | Apr 23, 2014 2:18:39 PM


  10. "Our state and nation are mired in a morass of confusion and post-modern thinking that does not believe in absolutes nor that any truth can even be known. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current debate raging about what constitutes marriage."

    It's understandable that to certain groups confusion, or pretense of confusion, about equality would occur. However our state and nation are MORE about equality and humanity than choosing a particular religion to rule over all others and the citizens of our country. That is just simply what makes America great, and how our forefathers envisioned America, even if they couldn't recognize the freedoms we have today, especially from religious oppression.

    "Only the church stands in support of God’s design for marriage."

    That might be because it's only in the church's interest to maintain control over private citizens.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Apr 23, 2014 2:20:31 PM


  11. After 40 days, they can offer Brian Brown as a human sacrifice to God, a pre-modern practice dating back to Abraham. They can also share his flesh. Must be quite a lot.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 23, 2014 2:32:17 PM


  12. After 40 days, they can offer Brian Brown as a human sacrifice to God, a pre-modern practice dating back to Abraham. They can also share his flesh. Must be quite a lot.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 23, 2014 2:32:18 PM


  13. After 40 days, they can offer Brian Brown as a human sacrifice to God, a pre-modern practice dating back to Abraham. They can also share his flesh. Must be quite a lot.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 23, 2014 2:32:26 PM


  14. After 40 days, they can offer Brian Brown as a human sacrifice to God, a pre-modern practice dating back to Abraham. They can also share his flesh. Must be quite a lot.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 23, 2014 2:32:27 PM


  15. make it a 365 day fast.
    please!

    Posted by: joe | Apr 23, 2014 2:32:27 PM


  16. After 40 days, they can offer Brian Brown as a human sacrifice to God, a pre-modern practice dating back to Abraham. They can also share his flesh. Must be quite a lot.

    Posted by: simon | Apr 23, 2014 2:32:38 PM


  17. It never occurs to these religious freaks that maybe God is just fine with gay marriage after all, and that's why it's accpetance is spreading. Or how about trying to outlaw poly-cotton blends in shirts, because the bible is against that too.

    Posted by: Pete | Apr 23, 2014 2:32:52 PM


  18. LOL I hope everyone involved starves to death

    Posted by: DANSWON | Apr 23, 2014 2:37:23 PM


  19. They should try 40 months.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 23, 2014 2:40:35 PM


  20. They should try 40 months.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 23, 2014 2:40:45 PM


  21. Only whole grain for me please 😊

    Posted by: bernard | Apr 23, 2014 2:41:23 PM


  22. and may they all starve to death as painfully as possible

    Posted by: walter | Apr 23, 2014 3:01:37 PM


  23. and may they all starve to death as painfully as possible

    Posted by: walter | Apr 23, 2014 3:01:42 PM


  24. they should donate all food not eaten to homeless glbt youths kicked out of their homes due to their parents "deeply held" beliefs.

    Posted by: northalabama | Apr 23, 2014 3:12:12 PM


  25. Is it too much to hope that they starve to death?

    Posted by: Robert M. | Apr 23, 2014 3:24:02 PM


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