January 2012

PRAYER ALERT: Choosing a family-friendly fiscally-responsible US President

Tomorrow may signal a turning point in the US Presidential election. More than 150 top evangelical advocates of family values and fiscal responsibility are now meeting near Houston, Texas. They are seeking agreement on a presidential candidate. Until now evangelicals have divided their support among candidates who are attacking each other so relentlessly, that many fear no one will end up with enough support to defeat Obama. We must point out that the Obama administration has refused to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act. It has consistently pushed for federal funding for abortion. It has promoted the gay agenda, including open homosexuality and even bestiality in the military! It’s now embarked on an all-out campaign to impose the gay agenda on all nations which receive US aid. And it has allowed our debt to climb to a mind-boggling $15 trillion. Let’s pray for the evangelical leaders to come to an agreement, and for this year’s elections to result in completely different family-friendly & financially-responsible policies.

AGREE IN PRAYER WITH US: We come before You as our loving and almighty Father, from whom every family on earth takes its name. We thank You for Your good plan for one-man, one-woman marriages to be fruitful and multiply. We thank You for Your plan to fill the earth with children who have fathers and mothers to look after them, till they grow to become fathers and mothers themselves. We grieve before You that for the first time in history, powerful nations are conspiring together to defy this good plan, to take away parents’ rights, and to expose children to homosexual propaganda and predators. Turn the hearts of true fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.

Thanks you for the many evangelical champions of family values who are meeting today and tomorrow, who have been fighting the good fight against ruthless and godless enemies. Bring these champions into agreement, in prayer and in action, on how to win this fight for the sake of the nation and the world. Raise up a president, even if it is a repentant Obama himself, who will choose judges and cabinet members and policies that protect the most vulnerable members of the human race—including the unborn and children. Move on US voters to vote this year for family-friendly, fiscally-responsible, and globally-sensible candidates. Help all of us work together to restore families with true God-given male and female identities. Help us find our deepest identity in Jesus, the only way to the Father. Help us overcome all anti-Christian agendas and let Your government increase. Release Your good plans for families of all races to prosper, for free markets to revive the global economy, and for the US to be more than ever a blessing to the world. In Jesus’ name, amen.

George Ferrar: PRAYER ALERT: Don’t let the foreign gay agenda violate Belize!

PRAYER ALERT! With very little advance notice, yesterday the US Embassy in Belmopan, Belize staged a discussion or web chat on promoting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) agenda in Belize. Representatives of the US State Dept., the UN and other international organizations are determined to push the gay agenda on 80 nations which have not accepted it. They are targeting Belize as the first nation where they will take their case to court. They have avoided our elected legislature and the referendum process because it is clear that the vast majority of Belizeans are opposed to the LBGT agenda. They limited participation in this web chat to a limited number of people in Belize, Jamaica, Barbados, Suriname and Trinidad. We must keep informed and active, and pray! The policy of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the LGBT agenda was reiterated throughout the web chat. Below are ways we can respond.

Secretary Clinton states: “In our work as a department, we must openly and explicitly affirm our commitment to the human rights of all persons, including LGBT people.”

A Response: All people in Belize already do have the same “equal and inalienable rights with which all members of the human family are endowed by their Creator”–Belize Constitution Preamble (a).

The lawsuit before our Supreme Court aims to create a new right to commit sodomy. On what grounds then do we deny people a new right to commit bestiality? Our law calls both sodomy and bestiality unnatural acts. They are not rights “endowed by their Creator.” The Creator designed the rectum as a one-way street, like a sewage pipe but much more vulnerable. In violation of the body’s design, sodomy exposes participants to infectious and contagious disease, as does bestiality. In our Constitution, laws can limit personal liberty “for the purpose of preventing the spread of infectious or contagious disease” (Article 5[1]g).

Secretary Clinton states: “The goal is to eliminate violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.”

A Response: Violence against any person is already against the law in Belize. And in our laws there is no discrimination against any person. In fact, all laws discriminate against behavior, but not against persons. In Belize, there are many more violations and violent acts by homosexuals against heterosexuals–including child rape–than vice versa.

Secretary Clinton states: “Human rights are universal – no group or individual falls outside the framework of human rights protection.”

A Response: We agree, and we ask the U.S. State Department and international organization representatives to respect our right to uphold and enforce our Constitution and our laws, which are meant for the protection of the rights of all our people. Our Constitution begins by stating in its Preamble that the “People of Belize affirm that the Nation of Belize shall be founded upon principles which acknowledge the supremacy of God” and “recognise that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and upon the rule of law” ([a] and [d]).

We call on non-Belizeans to refrain from promoting activities which cause disease and violate laws meant for protecting the “public safety, public order, public morality [and] public health” of Belize (Constitution 9[a]). .
PRAY WITH US: Father God, we thank You for creating all things to be good, and especially for creating us to be very good, “in the image of God…male and female” so that we may “be fruitful and multiply” (Gen. 1:27-28) We affirm that of all creation only woman is “a helper suitable for him” and that only one man and one woman “shall become one flesh” according to Your design (2:18,24). We agree with You that any other sexual union is an abomination which we must warn others to flee, since it brings awful consequences (Lev. 18:22-25). We ask for Your light to shine upon the goodness of Your design, and Your power to set captives free from this terrible deception, so they may find their true identity that You created them for.

We thank You for overseeing Belize’s constitution which has enshrined many of Your principles and values. We are a young nation; help us to live up to it. Let us not be tempted by nice-sounding words but be led by Your word, made flesh in Jesus Christ. We declare one-man and one-woman marriage as holy because it reflects Christ and His church. Let Belize not be the first of 80 targeted nations to bow to this demonic agenda, but be the first to stand against it, in the courtroom and every other public arena. Thank You that You have led the churches and many political party spokesmen to be united in this stand. Let Your church keep speaking as the conscience of Belize, with one voice for the nation and the world to hear. In Jesus’ name, amen.