The Supreme Court is set to hear the two marriage equality cases at the end of this month, so the head of the Southern Baptist Convention is urging anti-gay Christians to “intensify their prayers” on the subject. Why? I have no idea. Does he think God is going to change the mind of a Supreme Court justice? If so, what about all that free will stuff?
Christians need to intensify their prayers for the Supreme Court in the countdown days to its deliberations on same-sex marriage later this month, according to Frank S. Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee.
Page, who issued a call to prayer for the court Jan. 11, reminded members of the Executive Committee of the urgent need for prayer during his remarks at the EC’s Feb. 18 plenary session in Nashville.
But millions of Christians have no doubt prayed every day for years to make sure they get what they want on marriage equality. Why does it need to be intensified? Is there some sort of minimum number that must be met to get God’s attention and it hasn’t been hit yet? Do you have to pray super extra duper hard? Would it help to wear special outfit, or sacrifice a lamb? God does seem to love the smell of burning flesh.
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