(Don’t) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage
With liberty and anorexia for all.
CitizenLink, the public policy partner of SPLC designated anti-gay hate group Focus on the Family announced it's partnership with the Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.
A statement released April 10 by the Family Foundation of Virginia, says:
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.
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. Whatever happens, we must adopt the attitude of the three Hebrew children who refused to bow before the golden image in Babylon: -
Although the protest is unlikely to sway the courts on an issue that in a post-DOMA world is more or less unconstitutional, many Virginians involved may end up reaping some unintended health benefits.
According to the Health and Family page of Virginia.gov, consistent with trends nationwide, obesity rates in Virginia had been steadily rising for the last decade and more. In 2012, 27.4 percent of the state had a body mass index (a measurement of fatty to lean tissue) of over 30.