Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 11/7-11/14
“The Becket Fund has filed the lawsuit on behalf of the state of North Dakota, several hospitals, a university and various health clinics to curb Washington’s promotion of transgenderism…This lawsuit is about a new government mandate that forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures on young children – even when those procedures may by physically and emotionally harmful to the child, and even when the procedures violate the doctor’s best medical judgment,” Goodrich points out.” Read more here.
For anyone who thinks religious discrimination is non-existent in America, the attorneys at First Liberty Institute have a different story.
First Liberty announced the release of Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America (2016). It is available online here, free of charge.
Religious Liberty Legislation
Continue praying consistently and fervently for the successful passage of legislation that effectively protects our Judeo-Christian heritage and religious liberty.
“One of the longest-running cases in American history concerning religious symbols and the Establishment Clause, stretching over 27 years of litigation and two requests for Supreme Court review, ended quietly in a settlement. The case involving the Mount Soledad cross ended so quietly that it would be easy to overlook it altogether, and thus miss its significance for defenders of religious liberty. But this case, which lasted longer than Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has been in existence, became a rallying point for ADF and allies from across the country. And it has a lot to teach us as the battle to ensure that Christianity is allowed to participate in the increasingly secular public square intensifies each day.”
“The Fourth Circuit issued an order granting a rehearing en banc in Lund v. Rowan County. In September, a three-judge panel issued a decision upholding the county’s prayer practice, but plaintiffs filed a petition for rehearing, which was granted. The case is tentatively scheduled for oral argument during January 24-26. As amici, the brief filed on behalf of the Members of Congress will be refiled with the court at this stage.”
“TODAY: Healthcare professionals, represented by ADF, are asking a federal court to stop Vermont officials in two state agencies from forcing them to help kill their patients.”
“Two high school football coaches who along with their team knelt in protest during the national anthem, have filed a brief in support of a coach who was punished for praying with students at the 50-yard line after games.”
Barronelle Stutzman’s continuing struggle for religious freedom should be alarming not only to every Christian, but to every American who cherishes freedom. Barronelle is a floral artist … and a grandmother. She is being sued both professionally and personally by the Washington State attorney general and the ACLU. If she loses, they could take everything she owns — her business, her home, and her life savings. Everything.
Congressional Prayer Caucus
Congressional Prayer: Each week Congress is in session, members of Congressional Prayer Caucus meet before votes to pray in Room 219 of the U.S. Capitol.
There are over 100 Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral caucus, that is spearheading a strategic movement of national, state and local leaders and citizens who are working together to promote prayer, protect religious freedom and restore, upgrade and popularize America’s founding spirit and the principles related to faith and morality that shaped this Great Republic. Please commit to praying for them regularly.
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Tim. 2, Psalm 91
Include: Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Military, Faith Leaders, First Responders, Etc.
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“Persecuted Christians in Iran are enduring a new wave of government crackdowns. According to International Christian Concern, there’s been an uptick in persecution as the evangelical movement gains ground, causing the Iranian government to feel threatened.”
“Children and the elderly are being forced by the Islamic State (ISIS) to conduct executions at the terrorist group’s stronghold in Mosul, Iraq.”
Prayer for The CPCF, Our Team, and Initiatives
There are many organizations on the front lines that need our prayers.
Alliance Defending Freedom, ACLJ, Becket Fund, Liberty Counsel, Liberty Institute, Family Research Council, The Heritage Foundation, Chaplain Alliance For Religious Liberty and any others that come to mind.
For more information about this prayer initiative, contact Summer Ingram, National Director of Prayer and Mobilization for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation.