Cape May Court House Stands Up and Speaks Up for Religious Freedom

Posted by Beth Ann Boehmler (October 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm)

Stand Up Cape MayToday, a crowd of approximately one hundred and twenty-five concerned citizens gathered in front of the historic Cape May County Court House in Cape May Court House, NJ. This quaint county seat of Cape May County is generally quiet this time of year as the “summer people” have all gone home and only the locals remain. But, today was different.

The town was celebrating its “Octoberfest” right around the corner from our rally site. Talk about Divine Providence, this was no coincidence.  We had not only attendees who came for the rally but lots of people passing through and being exposed to the message of freedom.   There was traffic on the street like it was the July 4th weekend.  We were blessed with a beautiful bright day and a cool breeze.

There were four scheduled speakers who addressed the issues related to our Constitutional rights, the HHS mandate, religious freedom, the right to exercise our conscience, and abortion.  Everyone agreed that the outcome of this upcoming Presidential election is vital to the health of our nation.  Several people accepted Beth’s invitation to take the microphone to voice their concerns and opinions.

There were several elected officials present who thanked the people for participating.  As we all know, government is not just about the elected voice, but all of our voices.  Our elected officials cannot do their jobs without our input.   Again, all agreed that we cannot be silent.  Voting is important as well as standing in the public and private squares of our lives in order to promote respect for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The event began with praying and song.  Women and men stood in front of the court house building to hear the speakers, as others held placards and banners on the grass so the car traffic could see.  Many of those driving by also joined their voices to the crowd by honking their vehicle horns and giving the thumbs up.  One family walked through the crowd with a young child and one “on the way.”  Their brief presence was a definite reminder of why we prayed, spoke and listened today.

When we stand up for religious freedom, we are standing on common ground.  When we stand up for freedom with God as our leader, we are standing on holy ground.

Thanks to the national and local leaders for their commitment to the cause of freedom.

As we sang today, “May God Bless America” as we turn our hearts to Him.

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2 Responses to “Cape May Court House Stands Up and Speaks Up for Religious Freedom”

  1. Rita Hendry says:

    Thank you for participating in a national event to let our voices be heard! GPS bless each and everyone of you.
    Rita from Texas

    October 23rd, 2012 at 7:19 pm
  2. Rita Hendry says:

    Thank you!

    October 23rd, 2012 at 7:20 pm