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Lord, we cry out to You to help us in this hour of need. Help us, Lord. Stop legislation and legislators who use their positions to create laws that are unbiblical.

A friend notified me of a disturbing bill headed for a vote in Oklahoma. The bill, if approved, would make it illegal for a parent, pastor, doctor, counselor, etc. to speak to or help a child/teen under 18 escape the LGBTQ lifestyle. Even if the minor requests help to return to their natural birth gender or to change feelings of same-sex attraction or gender confusion, no assistance or counseling could be offered. It would be illegal.

A similar bill may be sitting in your state waiting for a vote.

HB 3872 bans what has been termed “conversion therapy,” which has been defined as a practice which seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. If you research the definition on a pro-LGBTQ website, they will tell you it involves “shock therapy, shaming, or emotionally abusive techniques which have been discredited.”

According to Stephen Black, president of First Stone Ministries, “No one practices therapy under a banner of ‘Conversion Therapy.’ This made-up term is used nationally by LGBTQ activists as political rhetoric to insight fear of non-existent therapy techniques barely used 5 decades ago.” Black knows what he is talking about. A former homosexual, he received ministry and healing from that lifestyle and has been happily married to his wife of over thirty years with three grown children.

HB 3872 bill would make it illegal for minors to receive counseling, or have a discussion with a medical doctor, or converse with a parent or pastor if it encourages the child/teen to reconsider an LGBT lifestyle or warn them of the harmful effects of a gender change decision.

Let’s look at the deception of using the term “conversion therapy” when describing anyone who seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation. Isn’t that exactly what LGBT activists, public schools, and television programs are doing? They are boldly pushing gender and sexuality curriculum, programs, and discussions that seek to confuse and instill a belief that gender is a choice rather than a scientific fact? THEY are the ones who seek to convert our children into an unnatural sexual lifestyle and then subsequently work to silence parents and medical professionals from sharing scientific and/or biblical evidence that discredits their claims.

Not only is HB 3872 a huge concern, but how it advanced for a vote is just as concerning. For it was Republicans that pushed through the liberal legislation.

Oklahoma is a very conservative state. Additionally, Republicans hold the majority in both the House and the Senate. Because of that, this left-leaning bill could have and should have been killed without ever reaching the floor. Instead, six Republicans joined forces with the Democrats to allow this unconscionable bill, which overrides parental input, to advance for a vote.

I started to research the six Republicans to discover why they would vote for such a bill. I didn’t have to look far to find the first concern. The Committee Chair, Rep. Carol Bush (District 70) has an “R” behind her name, however, her actions say otherwise. First, she endorsed Democrat Kendra Horn for a seat in the U.S. Congress. (Horn subsequently voted to impeach President Trump against the wishes of the majority of her constituents.) When I called Rep. Bush’s office for a statement as to why the Committee Chair not only voted to advance HB 3872, but was behind the advance, I was told that she “voted the way her constituents desired.” The problem with that statement is that it isn’t true. She represents a district that is red. Thus, Bush had to ignore the desire of her constituents, as did the other five Republicans, who voted to advance the bill.

Unfortunately, we now live in a day in which we have Republicans voting as Democrats. RINO’s (Republican In Name Only) political leaders are much like wolves in sheep’s clothing. They run as a conservative in conservative majority areas, but then vote their own political leaning. It is much like Mitt Romney when he said he “had to vote his conscience.” But he wasn’t voted in to vote HIS conscience. He was voted in to represent the people of Utah and vote THEIR conscience. He deceived his constituents, much as Rep. Bush and these “Republicans” in the Oklahoma House did who voted for this bill. We expected them to follow Republican Party platform. Instead the threw us to the wolves.

I wanted to be fair and thorough, so I called each of the Republican Representatives and let them know I was writing an article and wanted to give them a chance to share the reason for their vote. Not a single one was willing to go on record to explain their highly liberal vote in their extremely conservative districts.

A bill similar to the Oklahoma bill was introduced in California in 2018 – AB 2943. It was pulled by the author, but a similar bill is now back in the Assembly. What you may not realize is that these bills are being passed in other states. Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New Mexico, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have approved legislation in some form that makes helping those who wish to come out of a LGBTQ lifestyle illegal. Perhaps you may find a similar bill now in your state’s legislative offices. It’s time to find out.

These bills threaten freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and privacy—and are unconstitutional as they seek to remove parental rights as well as the right of the individual if they wish to revert back to their original gender.

Below is a list of the Republicans (and phone numbers) who voted to allow HB 3872 to come out of committee to a vote on the floor. Oklahoma children and families are now in danger of seeing their rights violated by this government intrusion. They will not stop at our state.

1. Please pray over each of these Representatives below who have either purposefully deceived their constituents or just made a poor decision. Pray that they perform their duties with godly wisdom and insight.

2. Call them to let them know that you are praying for them and to politely express your concern about their willingness to break away from conservative values to vote for a bill that would effectively silence parents, ministers, doctors, and counselors who want to help minors.

Rep. Carol Bush – Committee Chair, District 70 (R)* (405) 557-7359

Rep. Jeff Boatmam, District 67 – (R)* (405) 557-7341

Rep. Derrel Fincher, District 11 – (R)* (405) 557-7358

Rep. Ronny Johns, District 25 – (R)* (405) 557-7336

Rep. Dell Kerbs, District 26 – (R)* (405) 557-7345

Rep. Cynthia Roe, District 42 – (R)* (405) 557-7365

3. If you are a resident of Oklahoma, you can send an email about HB 3872 to your state legislators through a campaign IFA has set up. It’s easy to do. Just CLICK HERE and follow the directions. And share this article so that the legislators know what their constituents want and know that we are praying.

If you are not a resident of Oklahoma, call your state legislators and find out if there is a bill being discussed or already approved with the “conversion therapy” wording.

4. Be informed. We can no longer go into the voting booth uninformed or just vote a straight party ticket without researching who the candidates are and what they believe. We have to take the time to get informed about our local, state, and federal races.

In local races, find out what Christian or conservative news source offers a biblical worldview analysis of the candidates. Check out ivoterguide.com as well for specific information about local candidates.

 

Lord, we cry out to You to help us in this hour of need. Help us, Lord. Stop legislation and legislators who use their positions to create laws that are unbiblical and override a parent’s ability to speak into their children. Give us wisdom, Lord, on how to proceed. Shine your light on our leaders so that we can clearly see those who walk with integrity and those who do not. Lord, we pray that truth will come forth and that those who say they are one thing, but are actually another, would be brought into the light and removed from their positions. We pray that this insidious action to confuse children of their gender and sexuality and then make it illegal for them to receive emotional and spiritual help would be stopped. We ask for Your mighty hand to stay these bills so they cannot move forward and for hearts to turn back to You, in Jesus’ name.

 

Karen Hardin is an intercessor, author, minister and literary agent.  Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Crosswalk.com, Charisma, CBN.com, The Elijah List, etc. For additional information you can contact her at www.prioritypr.org or www.karenhardin.com

 

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Pat Moulton
February 26, 2020

Father, we have been lax in believing someone’s value because of a party label. We need Your investigative skills to come forth so candidates true values are manifest before elections. You move the hearts of those in authority so we ask, knock and seek Your Justice for the children of Oklahoma. Vengeance is Yours, Father, so we ask for that vengeance against Your enemy and ours and thank You for Your love for deceived people…bring them to their senses like the prodigal son.

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Maynard Beck
February 25, 2020

Knox translation Mark 9:41 “And if anyone hurts the conscience of one of these little ones, that believe in me, he had better have been cast into the sea, with a millstone about his neck”…
As intercessors we pray that the logos Word of God the Father (through the Rhema power of the Holy Spirit) become a Dunamis tornado of the Father’s love that overwhelms those in Legislation seats not only in Oklahoma but throughout every State in our Nation and the Federal Government. Take the blinders from their hearts to see what they are doing. Let the truth set them free in Jesus Name.

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Laurie McLean
February 25, 2020

Amen, Lord. Turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers, lest you judge this land. Father God…YOUR mighty will be done in us and in this legislature. Father open the prison doors of false words and teachings and the spirits behind them. Father we pray that YOUR truth will reign in this state, in the homes, and in the hearts of these legislatures. Lord, convict their hearts and open their minds to YOUR Truth. Wake them up and remove the lies and the manipulation that has caused them to imagine that they are doing right and not wrong. Father deception has taken hold, but YOU are stronger and YOUR will and YOUR truth are MIGHTY! Fill the hearts of the people of this state to such an extent that they rise up in a HOLY move or Your Spirit to oppose and set to right, what is not right. YOUR will be done, Father God. Do what is needed to heal this in the people involved, on all sides. Amen and Amen, You are Holy and we are not. We need YOUR Spirit to do right, in Jesus’s name.

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Lorraine
February 25, 2020

Lord, I come to you with a heavy heart seeing what is going on in this world and our leaders. Lord I am asking for you to cause this bill which is against all that you and we stand for. You Lord gave our children to us to steward them for you. As good stewards we are asking this bill, which is against the Word of God be struck down before it hits the table to be voted on. I ask that these people cease and desist in their evil maneuvers against our country and our children. I come against the spirit of evil trying to go forth in our country and in our families. I place a hedge of protection around the senate, house, and congress, and all of our government, of fire which would burn up all things un-Godly. I praise you Lord that you are watching over all of our country and our families. I give you all glory and honor for all that you have done, are doing and will do for us.

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Billie Cash
February 25, 2020

Holy Father; The earth is your footstool! You are Sovereign, holy and just. We are to hate evil and love justice. You sent Jesus to rescue all of us from ourselves… our sin. In His name we cry out to You, shut this Bill down. Remove, destroy and eliminate it .. for the good and hope of our nation in Jesus’ Name. Amos 5:15

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Ronda Orchard
February 25, 2020

Lord, would you consider placing your own personal gag order and restraint against this bill that those who pose as angels of light will be exposed, condemned and routed by the power of the Holy Spirit? amen

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Anita
February 25, 2020

Father God, block this bill in Jesus’ Name. 2 Kings 6:16, “Don’t be afraid! Elisha told him for there are more on our side than on theirs.” Hebrews1:14 “Therefore, angels are only servant-spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.” (That’s us, Father.) Psalm 103:20 “PTL, you mighty ones who carry out His plans, listening for each of His commands.” Therefore, angels of the Most High God, we send you out to accomplish this—Psalm 7:9 “End the evil of those who are wicked and defend the righteous. For You look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God.” This bill is evil and we declare it blocked and stopped in Jesus’ Name.

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    Barbara Hesch
    February 25, 2020

    And all God’s children say “AMEN” and “AMEN” !

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    Mary M. Shelton
    February 25, 2020

    Amen!
    Lord, please give courage to Your righteous ones against this bill- the constituents of those who endorse it. Let them speak against the bill clearly, convincingly, with reason to back up what they say. Lord, please speak to those who endorse the bill in a way that they understand. Please soften their hearts and let them see clearly what they are doing in endorsing the bill. Grant them the gift of repentance. Give them courage even to now remove their backing of the bill, in Jesus’ name!

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Barbara
February 25, 2020

Micah 2:1-3 KJV
“Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light,they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.”
Psalm 94:2O:23 KJV
“Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off.”

Lord God, We ask in Jesus’ name that they be cutoff. Amen.

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    Barbara Hesch
    February 25, 2020

    Thank you from Barbara to Barbara. I say Amen and Amen to this Scripture quote. God Bless you for sharing.

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      Susan
      February 25, 2020

      Father God we trust your word and guidance in these days of trials we know that you have the final word, Father speak to these Representatives and show them your wisdom to lead your people as you did in the days of Solomon, Father give them his wisdom

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