The Minnesota House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in that state and the Family Research Council is firing up their prayer warriors to keep it from becoming law because, “It will require divine intervention.”
Dear Praying Minnesotan,
Please activate your prayer team NOW, and encourage your friends to come to the Capitol on Thursday!
We are on the verge of having same-sex “marriage” legalized in Minnesota. Minnesota House leadership has announced that they will debate and vote on the bill to legalize same-sex “marriage” on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
This means that House leadership is confident they have the votes to pass the bill. But, with your help and the help of your church, we still can defeat this assault on God’s design for marriage.
To stop the redefinition of marriage in our state, the minds of 1 or 2 House members who’ve told leadership they’ll vote Yes need to be changed. We are doing all we humanly can to change those minds, but that’s not enough. It will require divine intervention. If a king’s heart is “a stream of water in the hand of the Lord,” to turn wherever He wills (Proverbs 21:1), then surely the hearts of MN state legislators can be turned according to His will also.
At this point we need two things:
1. To get faithful believers praying for the minds and hearts of Representative Tim Faust (Hinckley) and Representative Joe Radinovich (Crosby) to be changed, and
2. To get as many people as possible to the Capitol on Thursday for a visible show of support for marriage.Please ask your congregation to make the time to come to the Capitol in St. Paul for this Last Stand for Marriage on Thursday.
Guess what? It didn’t work. Both houses of the legislature passed it and the governor will sign it today. Did not enough people pray? I mean, millions of people have been praying for years to prevent marriage equality in many states and yet it keeps passing. Does God not care? Or does he actually support same-sex marriage? Or does he not exist and thus your prayers are as useless as throwing salt over your shoulder? None of these questions will occur to any of the people praying, of course, but they damn well should.
And what ever happened to free will? They constantly invoke free will as an excuse to evade the problem of evil, that God lets us have free will to do what we want so therefore he can’t stop a rapist or Hitler. But he can change the mind of a legislator to prevent gay people from getting equal rights? This whole prayer idea is really quite nonsensical and incoherent.