Mike sent this to me, and it filled me with anger. I have to disagree with it, but I will address that after you read this “prayer.”
“The original prayer delivered January 23, 1996 by the Rev. Joe Wright to the Kansas House.
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and seek your direction and guidance. We know your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good,” but that’s exactly what we’ve done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of your Word and called it moral pluralism. We have worshipped other gods and called it multi-culturalism. We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building esteem. We have abused power and called it political savvy. We have coveted our neighbors’ possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our fore-fathers and called it enlightenment. Search us O God and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of Kansas, and who have been ordained by you, to govern this great state. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of
your will. I ask it in the name of your son, the living savior, Jesus Christ.
One of the many problems I have with this is this part:
“We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice.”
First of all, I feel like I’m beating a dead horse, but homosexuality is not perversion! Goodness. Many gay people cannot help that they are gay, that is the way that they truly feel. So, if they truly feel this way, and do not know any other way to be, aren’t they just being themselves? Aren’t they being NATURAL?
Secondly, the welfare part. I hate it when people say that people on welfare are lazy. A very small percentage of people on welfare abuse the system. Most people are on welfare because they really cannot make ends meet, whether it be because of medical bill debts or because of a slew of other possibilities that have made it impossible for them to keep up with their bills. I HATE it when people make generalizations like this! Call me liberal, I don’t care, but not all people on welfare are lazy.
Lastly, why can’t a woman have the choice to terminate a pregnancy in her own body? This prayer makes no mention of circumstances of abortion but, call me crazy, call it choice, whatever; I think if a woman or the fetus or both are in danger of dying because of the pregnancy, it should be terminated. *sigh* I don’t know why people have to be so closed-minded.