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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council

My husband and I went to hear Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, speak at Lake View Baptist Church this morning. I’ve heard him often on Focus on the Family, but it was a treat to see and hear him in person.

He was in Hickory for a Pastor’s seminar (tomorrow) where they are expecting 207 pastors. He says it’s time for churches to take a stand because our nation isn’t heading in a good direction. The church needs to move into intercessory prayer to beseech Heaven to move and have mercy on our country.

He told how President Eisenhower’s administration added “One nation under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 and the same administration added “In God we Trust” to our coins two years later. He said everyone rallied around doing it because we were in the midst of a cold war against Russian, an atheist nation, and we wanted to make it clear we were on God’s side – that there was a difference between the US and Russia.

He went on to say, we are now facing an even worse foe and we are taking God out of our country. Doesn’t sound too smart to me!

Here’s The Family Research Council’s site: http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=ABOUT_FRC

They are doing good work.

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