Pray for America

June 18, 2015

The president of the Southern Baptist Convention has a message regarding the looming Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage: We will not obey. “The Supreme Court of the United States is not the final authority nor is the culture itself,” declared Ronnie Floyd, the elected leader of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. “The Bible is God’s final authority about marriage…

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June 10, 2015

Later this month The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on state marriage laws. Here are the three most important things you need to know about the case, and what to do after the Court rules. 1. Whatever people may think about marriage as a policy matter, everyone should be able to recognize the U.S. Constitution does not settle…

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May 28, 2015

As the calendar slips toward the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, there’s a storm cloud hanging over America that will release its thunder in late June. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to declare a constitutional right to same-sex “marriage.” We are at a moral precipice. America’s Founders could scarcely have imagined a handful of people…

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May 22, 2015

While Americans wait and watch for the Supreme Court’s verdict on same-sex marriage, Franklin Graham is doing more than waiting and watching—he’s praying. The evangelist has been offering assessments of various justices stances and how to pray for each of them as they deliberate. “Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was born to a family of immigrants and grew up in…

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May 7, 2015

Americans need to understand that the endgame of the LGBT rights movement involves centralized state power—and the end of First Amendment freedoms. I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union…

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May 7, 2015

Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish. Esther 4:16 At…

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May 7, 2015

Today is the National Day of Prayer. It is a vital part of our American heritage. The first call to prayer happened before the American Revolution. In 1775, the Continental Congress called on the colonists to pray for wisdom as they considered how they would respond to the King of England. Perhaps one of the most powerful calls to prayer…

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May 1, 2015

Religious Protections Guide Liberty Institute is committed to defending your religious liberty rights and ensuring that faith-based entities are protected by the First Amendment’s guarantees of free speech, expression and the free exercise of religion. In a world where hostility toward religion is on the rise, it’s not a matter of if but when religious institutions will be faced with damaging, anti-religious legal attacks.  That’s…

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April 29, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two-and-a-half hours of arguments on Tuesday on whether it should grant same-sex couples the right to marry. The justices tangled with lawyers over states’ rights and the history of marriage and same-sex relationships. Read the transcript of the first argument here, and the second half here. Below are highlights from what the justices and the…

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April 28, 2015

Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Obergefell vs. Hodges, the case that will determine whether same-sex marriage can be forced on a state by the courts. If the court decides this case the way everyone expects them to, same-sex marriage will be forced on all 50 states through their ruling. If that happens, it will almost automatically…

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April 22, 2015

Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention, has called for the national Church to dedicate itself to prayer for the sanctity of marriage on a Supreme Court hearing that will be happening on April 28. On that day, the Supreme Court will receive oral arguments involving several cases on same-sex…

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