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We Will Remember in November (Video)





Posted:  04.24.10

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“No judge can stop us from praying for our country”

The Obama administration said Thursday it will appeal a court decision that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison ruled last week the National Day of Prayer that Congress established 58 years ago amounts to a call for religious action.  (36 U.S.C. § 119)


Evangelist Franklin Graham‘s invitation to speak at a Pentagon prayer service has been rescinded because his comments about Islam were inappropriate, the Army said Thursday.

Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, in 2001 described Islam as evil. More recently, he has said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins.




“To act like a National Day of Prayer is a bad thing or somehow subversive is ridiculous. Surely our country needs prayer now more than ever, ” said Franklin Graham, National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman.

Prayer is nothing new to Americans, added Graham.  “Our country has a long history of recognizing a national day of prayer.  It’s something that dates back to the Continental Congress when it recommended that states set aside a day for prayer and thanksgiving.  This is a significant part of our country’s heritage.”

“For me, the bottom line is this,” said Graham.  “No judge can stop us from praying for our country and I pray that on May 6, millions of Americans will join me in praying for our President, all of our elected leaders, and even for this unjust judge and all those who rule from the bench – that God would guide them and give them wisdom.”


Okay.  Let’s face it.  Rev. Graham made a statement in 2001, I believe it was, about his belief about Islam and then, again, he stated he hoped Muslims would come to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins.  He has a right to state his beliefs.  After all he is a CHRISTian.  If he did not believe that Christ died “not for our sins only, but for the sins of the whole world” he would not be a Christian in the first place.  Forgiveness of sins is the essense of Christianity.  And if he believes this, certainly he would want all to know about it.
“Come unto me all ye who are weary and heavyladen and I will give you rest.”  This is Christ’s invitation.  It is not a command.

But notice he is the Honorary Chairman of the Day of Prayer.  The Chairman  of the Day of Prayer and a Christian minister cannot say a prayer at the Pentagon?  Bear in mind he’s not preaching a sermon.  He’s just going to say a prayer.  He is saying a prayer for our country.  Who could possibly object to that?

That said, I agree with him “NO JUDGE CAN STOP US FROM PRAYING FOR OUR COUNTRY” and I will add that the United States Army should be ashamed.   But, hey, he can go somewhere else and pray,  but I can’t help but wonder how many men and women in the military would be more than happy to join in prayer for our country.

When I will start to worry is if there is a proclamation or a law that we have to pray or that we are forbidden to pray.


[In the USA:  76% Christian, 12% Athiests/Agnostics, 1% Muslim]

Posted:  04.24.10

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.”

“He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins–and not only our sins but the sins of the whole world.”

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