VA Bigots to Fast, Pray to Stop Marriage Equality


The Family Foundation, a bigoted Christian right group in Virginia, is asking their followers and Christians across the state to join them in fasting and praying for 40 days in order to stop same-sex marriage. I don’t know why they think that will have any effect, but I say go for it.

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.

How did we get here? We must look within and ask, “Have we as believers been the salt and light that Jesus commanded us to be?” So many churches in America have become lukewarm and have lost the ability to impact culture in the way they once did. Our nation, built on a Judeo-Christian foundation, has been greatly blessed by the Lord, but instead of being thankful, we have turned our back on the Lord and His teachings and have and followed after other gods. That is why we are asking you to join us zealously in humility and fasting in repentance before God and implore Him to heal our land.

The Virginia Marriage Amendment, which affirms God’s design for marriage as the union of one man and one woman, is being challenged in federal court. Our recently elected Attorney General, Mark Herring, has not only refused to defend Virginia in court, he has joined the plaintiffs in attacking our Marriage Amendment. The issue of marriage is out of the hands of the legislators and the people they represent, and is now in the hands of unelected, unaccountable judges.

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. We don’t know what the Lord will do. We do know that He is sovereign.

So that means that if you don’t get your way, God supports same-sex marriage, right? Seems obvious to me. In the meantime, why stop at 40 days? Keep fasting and praying until you get your way. Try holding your breath and stamping your feet too. I hear that works really well.

Comments

  1. Chiroptera says

    …but I say go for it.

    I dunno. Do they get cranky when they’re hungry? ‘Cause they sometimes can be difficult to deal with already.

  2. Kevin Kehres says

    In general, I’m in favor of this type of response from theists. Over any other type of response that might actually be designed to work.

  3. John Pieret says

    I have better idea! Stay home all day each election day to fast and pray. It’s truly the best thing you can do for America.

  4. says

    Fools! There is only one way to stop same-sex marriage: don’t marry someone of the same sex. That’s how I’m doing it!

    Of course it doesn’t stop other people but what they do is not my concern.

  5. eric says

    Our recently elected Attorney General, Mark Herring, has not only refused to defend Virginia in court, he has joined the plaintiffs in attacking our Marriage Amendment. The issue of marriage is out of the hands of the legislators and the people they represent, and is now in the hands of unelected, unaccountable judges.

    Love the logic. ‘Our elected official is working to get rid of it, therefore it is no longer in the hands of elected officials and the people they represent.’

  6. petemoulton says

    Marcus Ranum, “Of course it doesn’t stop other people but what they do is not my concern.”

    It isn’t? Then you’re no true xian!

  7. D. C. Sessions says

    Can they completely forgo food AND water for 40 days? Please?

    I think it’s more like Ramadan except that in this case they skip eating and drinking for eight hours a day while they sleep.

  8. Dunc says

    Weren’t the meek supposed to inherit the earth?

    Only after everybody else is done with it.

  9. grumpyoldfart says

    They’ll discover quite a few backsliders in the flock before those forty days have passed.

    Or will their fast be nothing more than giving up second helpings of dessert?

  10. says

    Here’s what I don’t get. The progress of marriage equality isn’t something that just happens. It is the product of the decisions that people are making. And if and when the Supreme Court makes a decision on same sex marriage, that too will be human beings making a decision. In order for their prayer to be meaningful in any way, it essentially means they’re asking their god to override the free will of the justices and mind control them into ruling the way these people want. But if, as many Christians also claim, free will is essential and inviolable, it seems like a very unethical request to make.

  11. beezlebubby says

    Pffft whatever. When prisoners, whether political or not, go on a hunger strike, that is meaningful and significant. When angry bigots call for fasting, it is meaningless and insignificant.And I’ll wager that the people calling for the fasting will not skip a single meal throughout their little fist-shaking routine.

  12. cptdoom says

    With that kind of commitment to the cause, I bet that no other use of prayer and fasting to achieve a desired outcome will have been more successful than this attempt.

    And I love the irony that this is Virginia, home of serial adulterer Newt Gingrich, for whom marriage is “one man and whatever piece of tail he happens to enjoy banging more at the moment.”

  13. dingojack says

    To be fair, Newt only left his first wife cause she loved her tumour more than the malignancy she married.
    Dingo
    ——–
    *hat tip*

  14. busterggi says

    Just what do all these righteous Christians have to repent about?

    Don’t they say they live according to biblical morality and wouldn’t that mean they don’t sin?

  15. 2-D Man says

    So that means that if you don’t get your way, God supports same-sex marriage, right?

    Or that God hates fasts.

  16. greg1466 says

    Oh I suspect that the founding fathers would recognize all too well the theocracy that the right is trying to establish.

    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.

    Waiting for the light bulb, waiting…

  17. Die Anyway says

    VA bigots…

    Wha??? Oh… VA = Virginia. For a second there I thought that the Veterans Administration had bigger problems than I realized.

    I too support them in their prayer and fasting (since it’s totally meaningless and even less effective).

  18. bushrat says

    So, who’s going to be doing all of this fasting and praying, because most of the fundies I know are more ‘do as I say not as I do’ types.

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