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Father, we pray that You would stop this ungodly and unconstitutional bill. Protect our religious liberty, God, and protect Your sacred institution of marriage!

Analysis. Abraham Lincoln believed that “all men are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” He stood against slavery and it cost him his life.

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President Lincoln said, “If there is anything that links the human to the divine it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.”

When it comes to honoring the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman should we disregard God’s design for this sacred institution to change with the currents of a “progressive” culture?

Democrat presidents Clinton, Obama and Biden did.

Bill Clinton previously said, “I remain opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe marriage is an institution for the union of a man and a woman. This has been my long-standing position and it is not being reviewed or considered.”

Barack Obama once stated, “I believe marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now for me as a Christian, it’s also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”

Joe Biden as a senator voted for the “Defense of Marriage Act” in 1996 and communicated unequivocally, “Look, marriage is between a man and a woman and states must respect that. Marriage is between a man and a woman!”

My Experience

When I saw the freight train of homosexual marriage barreling down the tracks a decade ago, I worked with a buddy to produce an educational video tackling the topic from a biblical worldview. As a leader in a local church where one of my assignments was marriage ministry, I wanted to help equip people on this hot button issue.

 

I soon received a phone call from the leader of the church who labeled this project a “dealbreaker” telling me he “did not want to go there” nor “receive death threats.” I appealed that everything would be from a biblically informed perspective and could he reserve judgment until the project was completed and he viewed the video?

We never reached that point because shortly thereafter I was called in for a “meeting” where I was let go. When I later met with the leader in private to ask how I should communicate my departure to people after years of pastoral ministry, he told me “Just go and don’t come back.”

When same-sex marriage was legalized I called him to arrange a time for us to get together but he declined. He then inquired, “Did you really think your video was going to stop same-sex marriage?”

I replied, “Not necessarily but I did believe God wanted me to take initiative and be salt in curbing cultural decay.”

We Have a Serious Situation

Right now, we “watchmen on the wall” for marriage, family and religious freedom are issuing a red alert as Democrats are rapidly pushing a radical bill with the misleading title of “Respect for Marriage Act” (HR8404). I serve as a public policy advisor for Liberty Counsel and our founder Matt Staver says, “If this bill passes, it will make each state subservient to the worst marriage laws of another state. This goes far beyond same-sex marriage!

Its purpose is demonic: deconstruct the definition of marriage in the United States of America. It’s moving rapidly through Congress, has momentum and unbelievably the support of all Democrats plus 12 Republicans as well!

This legislation advanced by LGBTQ activists intends to impose a total redefinition of marriage on the entire country. It shatters thousands of years of history and opens the door for configurations like polygamy (multiple wives), polyamory (multiple lovers and spouses) and pederasty (homosexual relationship between an adult male and adolescent male).

If the bill passes (it is right at the edge!) it will legitimize any kind of “marriage” arrangement if just one state approves it. The bill “repeals and replaces provisions that marriage is between a man and a woman, spouse of the opposite sex and recognizes any marriage that is valid under a state’s law.”

This legislation is a direct threat to the institution of marriage honored in definition, religion, custom and practice for thousands of years. There’s little breathing room as amendments are being considered before the final vote but there’s no ironclad stipulation to protect religious liberty, merely a promise that LGBTQ proponents are determined to stop.

RED ALERT: Churches and tax-exempt organizations will lose their tax exemption status if they act in noncompliance and discriminate against individuals whose “civil rights” will be protected by the law. This applies to Christian schools and any wedding related business – remember what happened to florists, photographers and bakers?

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Dreadful damages will result if deconstructing the definition of marriage occurs. The divine design for marriage and family is a man and a woman not any configuration or perversion concocted by sinful humanity.

“Let marriage be held in honor among all and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous” (Heb. 13:4).

The church and government have a compelling interest in the strengthening of marriage and promotion of stable families. Honoring marriage as the union of a man and a woman as it has been for thousands of years of Western civilization and by all major world religions brings untold blessings to this and generations to come.

Rebelling against God’s design for marriage and family brings serious consequences.

7 Terrible Repercussions

1. Distorts God’s purpose for marriage as a picture of Christ’s relationship with His Church (Eph.5:31-32).

2. Children and grandchildren suffer great harm deprived of the blessings of the nuclear family as God intended.

3. “Softens the soil” paving the way for more widespread promotion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender relationships in society.

4. Legitimizes the LGBTQ lifestyle to “mainstream respectability” further eroding the morality of a nation and the deception of our children and naïve youth.

5. More laws, policies, initiatives and ordinances will be enacted to “educate” people and force compliance with the ever expanding LGBTQ agenda.

6. The next generation will drift further into the throes of confusion regarding sexual identity, the sanctity of marriage and the role of children in a nuclear family.

7. As a nation we plunge further into the depths of secularism and perversion (deviating from our heritage as a Judeo-Christian nation) while causing multitudes of other nations to replicate our actions.

Here’s the deal:  Abolishing marriage as God design will bring God’s judgment on America. The “Respect for Marriage Act” is a diabolical initiative by malevolent forces at work to destroy the fabric of our nation. It is still stoppable so pray and take action by contacting your senators and representatives to vote NO on HR-8404 today, while there’s still time to stop it! Immediately send your urgent messages and call your representative.MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOW: STOP HR8404!

How are you praying about the Respect for Marriage Act? Share your prayers and scriptures below.

Larry Tomczak is a cultural commentator of 46 years, an IFA board member, a bestselling author, and a public-policy adviser with Liberty Counsel. His innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). Hear his weekly podcast here. Photo Credit: Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash.

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Marilyn C
November 29, 2022

Lord we plead the Blood of Christ over the minds, wills, consciences of Congress.
we repent that many of them call good evil, and call evil good. Lord we thank You that we can repent for them, we ask for their salvation – but also for exposure and justice (unto repentance).

Lord turn their hearts like channels of water. And we repent for the prayerless church Lord,
which is why this is all happening.

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Susan R. Stulting
November 28, 2022

To those who are for this law:
Please don’t establish your religion of wokeness to the point of wounding my conscience and saying I must agree with your world view or lose my job or be arrested or killed or be disallowed to eat or travel all because I cannot, knowing the reality I know, honestly accept that marriage is between anything other than between a man and women. If you believe freedom of religion is a right, why try to morph the original intent of laws to promote your woke religion to the point of taking away other’s freedom of religion. You could make up new names for committed relationships between 2 men rather than wreck the meaning pf the word “marriage”. That way you can be more specific about laws and not harm those in marriage nor redefine a long-lasting word in many laws. Passing this will make word and law goulash! The current law from senate about mafmirrors why we broke from England in 1776, since they had made a national approved Church of England and people were persecuted who went to a different brand of church. claim tolerance but your laws are the most intolerant to anyone who sees a different world view than you.! You ate making laws that put your grandmothers in jail.

Susan TStulting
November 28, 2022

Please don’t establish your religion of wokeness to the point of wounding my conscience and saying I must agree with your world view or lose my job or be arrested or killed or be disallowed to eat or travel all because I cannot, knowing the reality I know, honestly accept that marriage is between anything other than between a man and women. If you believe freedom of religion is a right, why are you trying to morph the original intent of laws to promote your woke religion to the point of taking away other’s freedom of religion. This mirrors why we broke from England in 1776, since they had made a national approved Church of England and people were persecuted who went to a different brand of church. You claim tolerance but your laws are the most intolerant to anyone who sees a different world view than you.! You ate making laws that put your grandmothers in jail.

Rich Swingle
November 28, 2022

Praying many will take action today, that this evil bill will be stricken completely, and that this will be a miracle that moves us towards the greatest Awakening and Revival in human history!

From the National Faith Advisory Board:

This is urgent! The United States Senate is voting TODAY at 5:30PM EST on the “Respect for Marriage Act,” which attacks religious liberty.

This could be easily fixed with an amendment by Senator Lee (R-UT) to guarantee religious freedom for businesses, non-profits, and other organizations run by private individuals who believe in traditional marriage.

Please call these Senators by 5:30PM (EST) today, and urge them to change their vote to “NO” and support Sen. Lee’s amendment. Let them know you are part of the National Faith Advisory Board.

Senator Ernst (R-IA): (202) 224 – 3254
Senator Lummis (R-WY): (202) 224 – 3424
Senator Sullivan (R-AK): (202) 224 – 3004
Senator Murkowski (R-AK): (202) 224 – 6665
Senator Todd Young (R-IN): (202)-224-5623

Ed
November 28, 2022

Father, You say:
2 Chronicles 7
“13 If I shut up the sky, so that there is no rain; or if I order locusts to devour the land; or if I send an epidemic of sickness among my people; 14 then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Here we are before Your throne in boldness and humility.
We say:
Nehemiah 1
“5 I said, “Please, Adonai! God of heaven! You great and fearsome God, who keeps his covenant and extends grace to those who love him and observe his mitzvot! 6 Let your ear now be attentive and your eyes be open, so that you will listen to the prayer of your servant, which I am praying before you these days, day and night, for the people of Isra’el your servants — even as I confess the sins of the people of Isra’el that we have committed against you. Yes, I and my father’s house have sinned. 7 We have deeply offended you. We haven’t observed the mitzvot, laws or rulings you ordered your servant Moshe. 8 Remember, please, the word you gave through your servant Moshe, ‘If you break faith, I will scatter you among the peoples; 9 but if you return to me, observe my mitzvot and obey them, then, even if your scattered ones are in the most distant part of heaven, nevertheless, I will collect them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen for bearing my name.’ 10 Now these are your servants, your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and strong hand. 11 Adonai, please, let your ear now be attentive to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who take joy in fearing your name:“
Father, we have thrown marriage back in Your face and opted to follow idols which are non gods and have no mercy, show no grace and cannot love.
So, we remind You:
Psalm 32
“5 When I acknowledged my sin to you,
when I stopped concealing my guilt,
and said, “I will confess my offenses to Adonai”;
then you, you forgave the guilt of my sin. (Selah)“
Father in heaven, remove the ungodly, those who lie on their beds plotting against the righteous, who hate Israel and will destroy their blessing to get to them, and raise up for Yourself God loving, Israel loving, America loving leaders who will proclaim You to the nations for Your glory, Your fame and Your name.
Please, be our God once again. Too much blood has been sacrificed, polluting our land. Therefore, Father, relent of the judgment we brought upon ourselves and leave a blessing.
Joel 2
14 Who knows? He may turn and relent
and leave behind a blessing—

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Priscilla Meyenburg
November 28, 2022

Marriage Act: Is another push, lie the Leftist Democrats are twisting to Dis-Honor God. Ephesians 5:3 thru 6- But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

“6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” God made Man then woman to be as one to produce a family. God says – Husbands must be careful of your wives, be thoughtful of your wives who are the weaker sex. Gods words as written say a man leaves his mother/ father forever to be United with his wife ( woman) not another man or a woman/ to woman!!! “ What was the Sin of Sodom, Gomorrah? The Bible then informs us, “Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom — both young and old — surrounded the house. They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them'” (Genesis 19:4–5). The angels then proceed to blind the men surrounding the house and urge Lot and his family to flee from the cities to escape the wrath that God was about to deliver. Lot and his family flee the city, and then “the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah — from the LORD out of the heavens. The question asked what was the sin of Sodom & Gomorrah? “What was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah?” is that it was homosexuality. That is how the term sodomy came to be used to refer to anal sex between two men, whether consensual or forced. Clearly, homosexuality was part of why God destroyed the two cities. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to perform homosexual gang rape on the two angels (who were disguised as men). At the same time, it is not biblical to say that homosexuality was the exclusive reason why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were definitely not exclusive in terms of the sins in which they indulged.. God today the bill is being voted on, In The name of Jesus Christ we decree it will fail not pass. Father u see what is happening we ask that you put a STOP 🛑 to this sinful they are trying to pass. God destroyed all who committed these sinful acts. Ezekiel -16:49 -50 declares, “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me…” The Hebrew word translated “detestable” refers to something that is morally disgusting and is the exact same word used in Leviticus 18:22 that refers to homosexuality as an “abomination.” Similarly, Jude 7 declares, “…Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion.” So, again, while homosexuality was not the only sin in which the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah indulged, it does appear to be the primary reason for the destruction of the cities.. This is the reason that this Bill Fail. Jesus be there to day and speak to voters and change their hearts letting them know they are going against God who rules America. I pray hearts will turn to a NO, NO In Gods precious name I declare and call it Failed. Praise God for your love and power to stand by Christian Faith and Gods love as our voice cry out to you towards Heaven .

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Mortisha Bloodworth
November 28, 2022

I agree with this prayer to uphold God’s way of marriage in America and the world as a whole in Jesus name amen 🙏🙏

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Bill Demlow
November 28, 2022

Lord, we need a miracle! It is sad to live in an area where those who represent us are so opposed to God and His order. Only God can change the hearts and minds of these representatives. Do what only you can do, Lord, above all we ask or think!

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    Mortisha
    November 28, 2022

    This is the truth Brother Bill I stand in total agreement with you in Jesus name Amen 🙏🙌

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