Monday, June 27, 2011

One minute prayers for a nation in turmoil

New York forces Gay "Marriage"
with help from four RINOs
Let Us Pray.   Almighty God, we are grieved that the New York State legislature has forced homosexual "marriage" against the will of God and the people, by a 33 to 29 vote.   Four Republican traitors voted for this bill, including:
James Alesi,  Stephen Saland, Roy McDonald, Mark Grisanti.
They sided with all the anti-Christian Democrats.  One courageous Democrat--Senator Ruben Diaz--voted against gay marriage. 
Homosexuality is unnatural against the laws of nature, the laws of God.  Show us how to work against this deviant law and help us.  Father, please forgive and heal our nation. 
In Jesus Name. Amen. 

62 Percent Of Americans Support Traditional Marriage
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we are thankful for the results of a new national survey that shows sixty-two percent of Americans believe marriage is defined as only between one man and one woman, the way You  created it in Genesis 2:24 when You said Adam would be united to his wife and the two shall become one flesh. All thirty-one states that have allowed a vote have defined marriage as only between one man and one woman. We pray for victories in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Indiana who will soon be voting to protect marriage. In Jesus Name. Amen.

NBC Censors “Under God” From Pledge of Allegiance
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we are outraged, joining millions of Americans, who expressed frustration, anger, and disappointment on the internet, when NBC television twice censored the words “Under God, indivisible” from the Pledge of Allegiance during their broadcast of the U.S. Open. We recall Psalm 32:12 that the nation is blessed whose God is the Lord, but sadly we endure the insults of media producers who no longer honor God. Thank God that public pressure was immediate and loud enough to force NBC to offer an apology. In Jesus Name, Amen.

The Pledge of Allegiance (oath of loyalty) was formed in 1892.  It was formally adopted in 1942.  To distinguish our country from the atheistic communists, Congress in 1954 voted in the words, "under God."  Ever since, the words, "under God" have been recited as part of the the pledge by Boy Scouts, Rotary Clubs, in schools, before sporting events, etc.

Democrats Pushing Tax-Funded Abortions at Military Bases
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we pray You help defeat the pro-abortion MARCH for Military Women Act, filed in the U.S. Senate by Democrats Boxer, Gillibrand, Murray, Shaheen, and Lautenberg, a bill which means to overturn the law’s current ban on abortions in military hospitals, and would force taxpayers to pay for the abortions performed on our troops, hurting both mother and father, and killing their child.  We recall Your command from Exodus 20:13 that we shall not murder. God help Senators vote for life.  In Jesus Name. Amen.

“For YOU created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139: 13-14

Anglicans Ordain Gay Bishops; Methodists Convict Lesbian Pastor
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, Jude 1:4 reminds us about certain men who … have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. God rebuke the Anglican Church who plans to ordain openly homosexual bishops, but bless the United Methodist Church who convicted a lesbian Methodist pastor of marrying homosexuals by a 13-0 vote of her clergy peers. We pray for all clergy who reject the Bible, that they would repent and turn faithfully toward Your Word. In Jesus Name. Amen.


California Textbooks To Teach Homosexual Indoctrination
U.N. Pushes Special Rights for Homosexuals
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we pray You help defeat California’s SB48, which law would re-write textbooks to promote gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered persons as positive role models that children will be taught to admire, to admire basically because of their gay-ness. We do not need to teach our children in school about homosexuality. God Bless Randy Thomasson and others whose ministries have been obedient to your word as in Isaiah 21:6 by being watchmen on the wall, and reporting what they see and shouting it out, so that Your people can take action. Bless and move Your people to rise up and take action against this evil bill. 
We pray also about Secretary Hillary Clinton who has pressured the U.N. to a 23-19 vote to affirm homosexuality as a special right, based on alleged “abuses and violations that LGBT people face…based solely on who they are and who they love.”  In spite of her deceitful words, we do well to remember that love is not selfish lust.
With the affirmed resolution, the U.N. has effectively placed Christians in harm's way and for persecution worldwide simply because of their beliefs and resolve to express them.   Proverbs 29:2 reminds us that when the righteous rule, the people rejoice but when the wicked rule, the people groan.  In Jesus Name. Amen.

Above adapted from prayers formed by the PrayinJesusnameProject
Disclaimer:  The views of Chaplain Klingenschmitt, who was vindicated by Congress after being honorably but involuntarily discharged from the Navy in 2007, after facing court-martial for praying 'in Jesus name' in uniform, are his own personal views, not the views of any political party, government, or organization.
II Thessalonians 2:10    And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Last days: The mystery of lawlessness is a set of beliefs that is totally contrary to "the truth"

Army National Guard Officer refuses to cooperate
Protection for a group that is not disadvantaged

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Catholic Charities sticks with their religious convictions

First it was Catholic Charities of Rockford, Illinois.
Now both Peoria and Joliet Catholic Charities have followed suit in reaction to new policies designed to accommodate civil unions. They have written letters to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) explaining that it was against their practice to place children with unmarried cohabiting couples, whether straight or gay.

Catholic Conference of Illiniois executive director Robert Gilligan said it isn't exactly a "radical notion" that children are best served in families where the parents are a married, straight couple or a single individual. He plans to be working with state legislators in hopes for a measure to "protect the groups' religious liberty."

Traditionally in America, the government has needed and appreciated service from private agencies to help with ongoing problems in society such as in feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless, administering to the sick, or finding suitable homes for children without responsible parents. In return, the government has provided funding for these agencies of charity.
Oftentimes, the best-run charitable groups are those motivated to begin because of their faith and willingness to serve God. Today, however, the government wishes those agencies to put their service above their faith, which would in some cases defeat the motivation for getting involved in the first place.

From the ACLU is this analysis:
Catholic Charities is free to practice in accordance with its religious teachings. But if it chooses to accept tax dollars to perform the state’s job of finding families for children in state custody, it may not use religious criteria — as opposed to child welfare criteria — in choosing families for them.....
An agency that places its own values above the interests of the children it previously accepted into its care does a great disservice and in some instance affirmative harm to those children.
Diocesan communications director Penny Wiegert revealed,
“Catholic Charities and other religious agencies implored the State of Illinois to allow their agencies to refer civil union couples to other adoption and foster care agencies so as to not violate the moral teachings of their faith.”
However, that is not what happened. As a result, Catholic Charities of Rockford ended its publicly funded foster care and adoptive services while Catholic Charities in Peoria and Joliet temporarily suspended issuing new licenses for foster care and adoptive parents. They will close four of seven offices and lay off 58 caseworkers and employees. Non-state funded services, including private adoption, will be continued.
“Our caseworkers do this work not just because it’s their job, but because it is their calling,” said director of Catholic Charities Frank Vonch. “The children and families they serve are just an extension of their commitment to our mission, which serving children is at its basic core, so it is a very grave loss for them as well as for everyone involved with charities....we can no longer contract with the State of Illinois whose laws would force us to participate in activity offensive to the moral teachings of the church – teachings which compel us to do this work in the first place.”
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) spokesman Kendall Marlowe is reviewing the issue:
"Short term, we will explore every option to prevent further disruption in these children's lives. This isn't a viable long-term solution. Eventually these agencies would attrit their way out of foster care simply because they'd run out of foster homes."
It is not over yet. Catholic Charities has sued the State of Illinois.

Catholic Charities refuses to place children with same sex couples, click here.

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