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Christian Group Begins All-You-Can-Eat 'Fast' to Protest Gay Marriage

by Bobby McGuire
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Wednesday Aug 27, 2014

Talk about cheating on your diet.

In an effort to influence the US Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage when it hears the first of a series of appeals cases in October, a Virginia based conservative Christian group has kicked off a 40-day fast where participants will be allowed to eat.


As reported by ' target='new'> EDGE , a statement released April 10 by the Family Foundation of Virginia announcing the protest read:

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. [..] 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: -

Only, as Pink News reports, the group later clarified that participants in the protest don't actually have to give up food to take part in the 'fast.'

They wrote: "We are asking the entire Body of Christ to join us for this feast - giving up physical food isn't necessary - but feeding on the spiritual food provided is vital."

The all-you-can-eat fast begins today. BYOB (bring your own bible).

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  • Wayne M., 2014-08-27 20:41:31

    It never ceases to amaze me how these people want to protect their religious rights and freedoms by stomping on the rights and freedoms of others - including Christians and other religious groups that support equality of LGBT people and same-sex couples.

  • ThomCab, 2014-08-30 08:05:32

    I am 65 years old. I started going to church at about 20 years old. I became a Catholic. In ’72, my mother and I moved back to Virginia. Later I started going to Congregational Christian. In ’74 became born again in a Baptist church. Two years later, I met and married my wife. In ’76 converted to Pentecostal Holiness because my wife was one. Then started going to Full Gospel church, then Church of God, etc. In every one of those denominations, none cured me or deliver me from homosexuality. I prayed fervently for God to deliver me or slay me and he did neither. I realized, I’m not the problem. I was born this way, which I know so-called Christians will argue. The point is all the psychiatry and the medicine of the world can not eradicate homosexuality. Homosexuality existed in spite of Sodom and Gomorrah being destroyed. I did my part in populating this part of the world. My marriage produced two daughters and three grandsons. Now, it is time to marry for love. God be damned if he can allow me to be born and not be happy in my daily life. Thomas Cabaniss

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