Monday, October 29, 2012

Pray for the Supreme Court

This message was sent by Focus on the Family and I think we must add this to our prayers for the upcoming election:

The Nov. 6 election is just days away! While many messages are competing for your interest right now, there's one critical issue I'd like to bring to your attention.

It involves the highest judicial court in the land, and it's a lifetime appointment.

Four members of the U.S. Supreme Court are at least 74 years old, making it very likely that the next president will make two or even three appointments to the Court in the coming four to eight years. Right now, the general balance of the court is more conservative than liberal on many of the biblical issues we care about. That composition could certainly shift leftward with the appointment of justices whose judicial philosophy leans toward creating law rather than interpreting the U.S. Constitution.

That means future cases concerning the protection of innocent human life, the definition of marriage and our religious freedom all hang in the balance right now.

Marriage is shaping up to be the headline issue of the upcoming term as the Court is being asked to look at several cases involving laws favoring one-man, one-woman marriage. Life and religious liberty lie at the heart of challenges to the new healthcare law's use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion and its new regulations forcing employers to fund contraceptives and possible abortion-causing drugs in their company health plans.

Please join me in praying for the upcoming election—that G-d would have mercy on our country and that pro-family values would prevail at the ballot box!

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