FRC Prays to Change the Minds of Supreme Court

The Family Research Council has apparently given up on actually trying to make persuasive arguments and just wants God to wave his magic wand and change the minds of the Supreme Court justices so they don’t overturn state laws banning same-sex marriage.

It is hard to see how Justice Kennedy’s hostility toward DOMA, ensconced in the Windsor ruling, can somehow not be transferred to his thoughts concerning the motives of the states in the case being considered on April 28th. The only hope is that the respect for the states demonstrated in the Windsor ruling will override the hostility toward those who favor natural marriage. Lord, open Justice Kennedy’s eyes to see that he misjudged the Congress of 1996 and that their motive was to protect marriage and not discriminate against anyone. May Justice Kennedy hold fast to his view that the states possess the authority to make marriage policy for their people and may he defend that right even if he is hostile to the idea of not recognizing same-sex “marriage.” Lord, remind Justice Kennedy, who is married, has a family, and is a Roman Catholic, of the holy nature of marriage as between a man and woman. May Kennedy be persuaded by God Himself that marriage is a picture of Christ and his Church, not to be tampered with, and a gift to all people. May God do a thorough work in Justice Kennedy’s mind and heart and may he align himself with his historic faith tradition and the Constitution, rather than the anger manifest in the DOMA ruling.May God have mercy on Kennedy, America and generations yet unborn, by not allowing him to go down the same path of reasoning in this case as he did in the Windsor ruling. [SOURCE]

Like Justice Kennedy, it will take an epiphany to turn Justice Stephen Breyer’s heart and mind on this issue. So we must pray.

Pray that God, who changes hearts and minds, will bring conviction to Justice Breyer. As in the rare times he voted with conservatives, sometime with different reasoning than his originalist colleagues, may he be moved to stand for each state’s right to make its own marriage law. Lord, we desperately need an awakening in America. You teach us that we are to pray specifically for those in authority (1 Tim 2:1-2), and that you want “all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (v. 2-8). We pray for Justice Breyer and all of the members of the Supreme Court. Move supernaturally upon Justice Breyer and the other members who share his philosophy. Convince them of sin, of righteousness and judgment, which is what you sent the Holy Spirit to do (Jo 16:8). [SOURCE]

Please pray that God will bring His persuasion to bear on Justice Kagan’s thinking. We pray for her, and all of the members of the Court, that God will influence her thinking, perhaps even by reading the writings of former Justices who saw the principals of truth and righteousness as key to the proper interpretation of the Constitution and that God and not man established the immutable standard of right and wrong. Pray that this champion of liberals, who apparently sees the court as a means of imposing her ideology upon our nation, will moderate. Pray, too, that she will not be a negative influence on the reasoning of her colleagues on the Court in this matter. Pray for a miracle that Justice Kagan will uphold the freedom of each state to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman and reject any 50 state mandate with regard to marriage! [SOURCE]

Pray that Chief Justice Roberts will be a Chief Justice on whom we can count to be strong, never “given to change” on natural marriage. May he in no way be swayed by his colleagues who view the Constitution as a “living document,” rather may he remain firm in his stand for the Constitution and for natural marriage just as every justice in history has until recently. Pray that God will give Chief Justice Roberts unusual courage and anointing to lead while remaining a peacemaker among his colleagues on the Court. May the Roberts Court be remembered for holding the line on marriage and preventing catastrophe for America’s families, especially our children! [SOURCE]

So since you’re losing the legal and cultural battle, you just want God to violate the free will of the Supreme Court justices, snap his fingers and change their minds? That’s not very sporting of you. And what about all those people praying that the case turns out the other way? You can’t both have your way. And yet the Bible clearly says that if two or more people pray for something in Jesus’ name, it will be done. Oops.

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  • wreck

    “marriage is a picture of Christ and his Church”

    My marriage has absolutely nothing to do with either of those.

  • Deacon Duncan

    Lord, open Justice Kennedy’s eyes to see that he misjudged the Congress of 1996 and that their motive was to protect marriage and not discriminate against anyone.

    Wow, they even lie to Jesus?

  • RickR

    May Justice Kennedy hold fast to his view that the states possess the authority to make marriage policy for their people

    There are, at present, 37 states where gay marriage is legal. So, Tony, would you grant those states the authority to set marriage policy, or is that reserved only for states that agree with you about “protecting natural marriage”? I won’t hold my breath….

    May Kennedy be persuaded by God Himself that marriage is a picture of Christ and his Church, not to be tampered with, and a gift to all people.

    Except for the queers, amirite Tony?

  • Die Anyway

    I’m always dismayed that people like this seem to forget that America is the proverbial “melting pot”. That there are citizens of this country that are not Christian who also have constitutional rights. That the constitution exists in part to protect minorities from the tyranny of the majority. And mostly that their religious rules should be followed by members of their congregation but not forced on members of any other group. It seems so simple. sigh…..

  • RickR

    And then there’s this-

    Pray that this champion of liberals, who apparently sees the court as a means of imposing her ideology upon our nation

    And once again I am blown away by the shamelessness.

  • amenhotepstein

    I see they’ve given up on Ginsberg, Sotomayor and Kagan – whatever happened to “With God all things are possible?”

  • amenhotepstein

    Oops! I see they DID hit Kagan after all. But they seem to focus heavily on Kennedy and Breyer. To paraphrase Jim Kirk, “What does God need with a swing vote?”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Free Will is too important to waste on the Supreme Court. God tries to limit Free Will to people who agree with Him.

     

    Die Anyway “I’m always dismayed that people like this seem to forget that America is the proverbial “melting pot”. That there are citizens of this country that are not Christian who also have constitutional rights.”

    Oh, sure! The Muslins have “rights” to! You Liberals will do anything to get your gay marriages, even to the point of supporting Sharia Law!

     

    “That the constitution exists in part to protect minorities from the tyranny of the majority.”

    Yes, but more of it is to protect us Normal Americans from the whims of you people. We fought a Civil War over it, if you remember. “A house undivided cannot stand.” said Lincoln. You’ll do well to remember that and, most importantly, remember your place.

     

    “And mostly that their religious rules should be followed by members of their congregation but not forced on members of any other group. It seems so simple…”

    Even if that were true, and Us Conservative Christians were “forcing” “you people” to “live” “under” God’s “rules”, then both sides are equivalent, since you Liberals are trying to force all of the country to be gay so-called “married”. So there!

  • Tony! The Queer Shoop

    Wouldn’t a divine intervention be a violation of free will?

  • John Pieret

    RickR:

    There are, at present, 37 states where gay marriage is legal. So, Tony, would you grant those states the authority to set marriage policy, or is that reserved only for states that agree with you about “protecting natural marriage”?

    Well, it probably better to put it that there are 37 states where SSM is allowed.

    All but about 11 of them still have laws/constitutional amendments banning SSM. If SCOTUS was to uphold the constitutionality of such bans, they would go back into effect. It would be extremely messy sorting out whether the marriages held in the meantime were still valid.

    If SCOTUS does throw us a curveball, LGBT people should gear up for state initiatives and/or legislative campaigns to coincide with the 2016 presidential elections, when they would have the best chance of winning.

  • Die Anyway

    Ah Modus, you have truly put me in my place.

    “my place” = recliner in my family room with beverage of choice and some peanut butter pretzel bits.

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    Nothing fails like prayer.

  • busterggi

    I hope the folks in Chile, Tanzania, Mauritius and Uzbekistan are prepared for whatever natural disaster Jesus inflicts on them after these prayers. His aim is just horrible.

  • slc1

    Somehow I don’t think praying in Yeshua’s name is going to be very effective in persuading Kagan and Breyer.

  • Synfandel

    On the up side, time and effort spent praying is time and effort that will do no harm at all—like time spent repeatedly counting to ten.

  • DataWrangler

    Free will, how the fuck does it work!?

    .

    Nuts, Modus and Tony beat me to it.

  • grumpyoldfart

    People like that pray for everything: parking spaces, dinner on the table at 6pm, nice weather for the picnic, etcetera.

    I remember one ex-Christian saying that it got to the stage that people on his church board prefaced every new idea with the words, ‘I was praying last night and God told me (blah blah blah).’ None of them was game enough to say they had thought of something on their own. And none of them would dare accept any idea unless is came from God through prayer.

    [Religious people are such funny little tackers aren’t they?]

  • Michael Heath

    Ed concludes:

    . . . the Bible clearly says that if two or more people pray for something in Jesus’ name, it will be done. Oops.

    God’s even more powerful than that. He also says in the NT that one mere person asking for something will get it. But then they don’t. But the Bible’s still the inerrant word of God; because delusional idiotic mental gymnastics.

  • thebookofdave

    I’m always dismayed that people like this seem to forget that America is the proverbial “melting pot”.

    They’re still expected to assimilate into our society, Die Anyway. “Melting pot” implies that they should be doing some melting, except in a separate pot where real ‘Mercans aren’t in danger of mixing with gay cooties.

    So since you’re losing the legal and cultural battle, you just want God to violate the free will of the Supreme Court justices, snap his fingers and change their minds?

    I agree, Ed. They set themselves up for failure once again. It’s not even as if they didn’t have a better alternative prayer. For example: they could have wished for SCOTUS to be afflicted with a spirit of delusion. God does and threatens this several times in the bible, so we know Christians don’t regard it as a violation of free will. And look how effectively it works on the FRC.

  • John Hinkle

    It is hard to see how Justice Kennedy’s hostility toward DOMA, ensconced in the Windsor ruling, can somehow not be transferred to his thoughts concerning the motives of the states in the case being considered on April 28th. The only hope is that ………………………….

    God’s reply: tl;dr