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? 

Comments

  1. Dan Cobb says

    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.

  2. Dan Cobb says

    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.

  3. Craig says

    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.

  4. Hey Darlin' says

    “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.

  5. simon says

    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.

  6. simon says

    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.

  7. simon says

    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.

  8. simon says

    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.

  9. simon says

    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.

  10. Pete says

    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.

  11. says

    This is certain to work, since starving yourself for over a month will surely convince a non-existent entity to do something to stop gay marriage, despite the fact that he didn’t do squat to stop the repeal of DADT or DOMA.

    Maybe you guys should be extra sure and make it 80 days…better yet, make it 120 days, just to show God how much you really hate f*gs.

  12. Hansel Currywurst says

    They can’t boycott any food manufacturer or restaurant for 40 minutes, but they’re going to forgo ALL of them for 40 days?

    It will be interesting to see if the nation’s EBT card (“food stamp”) usage drops at all during that interval. I’m going to guess it won’t.

    And as the cherry on top, I’ll bet they don’t know what Pagan means.

  13. Bill says

    It is Focus on the Family’s new diet plan. Someone noticed that a lot of prominent homophobes are obese and is trying to improve both their health and their public image.

    Let’s keep tabs on Brian Brown and see if his considerable bulk goes down. Same for some of the other really chubby ones.

  14. JackFknTwist says

    Do any of these ‘Christian’ organizations ever talk about charity, love, kindness, helping their neighbours, giving to the poor, sheltering the homeless ?

    “Old Jesus would just puke’. ( Holden Caulfield).

    So “Fasting For Hate” is the new black ?

    And what has civil law got to do with their religious versions of marriage? Their religious versions of marriage have changed as fast as their beliefs in Limbo, Immaculate Conception, Real Presence, number of gods have changed. They even changed their version of the divinity of Christ …at the Council of Nicea.
    They manipulated versions of marriage through their use of “annulments”….if you were rich enough.,

    We demand equality in civil law…..not in religious laws. …that’s their own club.
    We will not turn from the constitutional imperative of equality.
    “You turn if you want to; the Lady’s not for turning”….on our civil rights.

  15. JEFF YORK says

    ‘The Founding Fathers’ would not recognize the country now because the world has changed so much. Well, maybe not for these people, they cling to the past. I do think the FF would actually be pleased with the quest for equality.

  16. JEFF YORK says

    ‘The Founding Fathers’ would not recognize the country now because the world has changed so much. Well, maybe not for these people, they cling to the past. I do think the FF would actually be pleased with the quest for equality.

  17. gregorybrown says

    Most won’t make it through 40 days. Those who do, if properly supervised, might benefit physically and spiritually by ridding their bodies of fat and their brains/souls of hatred. The majority will blame their failure on gays who persecuted them and undermined the effort some way or other.

    I hope CoupleDozenMoms sign on for this too.

  18. UFFDA says

    I also believe that the founding fathers – though not perhaps Adams – but certainly Alexander Hamilton, Jefferson, and I think even Washington would have supported marriage equality. They all knew gay men, especially that gay German general who was the life of the party.

  19. Randal Oulton says

    >> Our state and nation are mired in a morass of confusion and post-modern thinking

    Oh I know. All this post-modern thinking that says reading non-Latin versions of the Bible is okay… shudder.

  20. Rees says

    If I remember correctly most of the things we do on religious holidays are all adopted from pagans in order for them to feel at home in Christianity.
    Oh yeah and just to say it again…..The current form of Christian Marriage (1 man/1 woman) for everyone, regardless of your religion or personal feelings, is less than 300 years old. I don’t need to be married in gods eyes, but if I am in a committed, loving relationship than I do need the benefits and protections afforded by the government to a married couple.

    I really wish these people would find better things to do with there time and money. They are fighting a war they will not win. But the saddest part is the young people that they harm who are struggling with their sexuality or just waiting to be independent so they can come out. When I see a young person at a shelter for LGBT youth I am happy for them because they have a chance. but for each one of those children there are three more who didn’t make it and thousands more who live in fear of rejection and violence. Is one child’s death worth you hating me? If it is, please leave my country, you are not welcome anymore.

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