5 July 2013
A CALL TO IMMEDIATE PRAYER:
PLEASE READ AND PASS ON
THE FUTURE OF THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE BILL IS IN THE BALANCE!
PARLIAMENTARIANS SAY IT CAN STILL BE STOPPED -
Please earnestly express the love of Christ towards our country and our children through prayer, in the name of Jesus. Specifically ask our sovereign God of glory that he will overturn the plans of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet; to halt what we believe will otherwise be a national moral disaster.
In particular, we are concerned that SSM will legalise the sexualisation of our children and youth through the education system.* It is also increasingly likely that it will permit significant persecution against Christians. Church workers (including ministers), school teachers, NHS and Local Authority staff, may well be sued, disciplined, or lose their jobs: just for not going along with SSM on conscience grounds.
Churches could well be banned from meeting in public buildings, and registrar rights taken away: if they too do not comply with the new equality legal culture. Just this week a street preacher was arrested in Wimbledon (while we were enjoying the tennis) and kept in jail for several hours for preaching on I Thessalonians 4.**
In Canada, EU States such as Sweden and Denmark, and within the USA these predictions are already coming true. The combination of existing UK Equal Rights legislation with an SSM Act will provide immensely powerful legal instruments for the British courts to use, and the European Court of Human Rights to uphold.
Intense prayer for David Cameron and the Cabinet to halt this bill is given a high biblical priority in 1 Timothy 2:2/3. Indeed, the apostle Paul writes that this is the pathway to 'a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence'.
May we therefore strongly urge you to pray, right at this moment, whatever you may be doing. Then please pass this email to other Christians, even in other countries, for them to pray too and also pass it on!
Anthony Busk and Lisa Nolland,
Marriage Sex and Culture Group, Anglican Mainstream
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