Posts Tagged “Stand Up for Religious Freedom”
Posted by Ed Wurts (October 25, 2012 at 9:49 am)
At corner of Victoria & Telephone High Noon 10-20-12
Great to be there today and out on the street with so many really fine Christian patriots! If all Americans were like them, we would have NO crisis. This was one of a series of rallies held to protest Obamacare and HHS regulations attempting to compel us to violate our religious beliefs.
A little rain didn’t even slow us down. This was our fourth such rally, so there was a bit of deja vu and preaching to the choir talk, but we had some new folks and revved up the existing base. A crowd of nearly a hundred people attended [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Mary Simmons (October 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm)
We are proud to say that on October 20th, 2012, Jacksonville Fl held their “Stand up for Religious Freedom” at Riverside Park. Our attendance was great with approximately 150 people in attendance.
Much like the other’s, Jacksonville’s Rally had faithful volunteers who dedicated themselves to the work of Christ. As Christians we need to continue to motivate our people, to stand strong in faith. As it is through Him and Him alone that we are able to gather on city streets to worship as one body. Most countries no longer permit any sort of public expression of faith and we are truly thankful for ours, here in the United States of America. [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Fr.JamesRosselli (October 24, 2012 at 1:31 am)
It was 9:30 in the morning and the Rally would be starting in two and a half hours. Three of my four speakers had cancelled, one of them ten minutes ago, and the fourth—my keynote speaker—had just informed me that he had a cold and might not make it.
Of course, being the strong and stalwart man of God that I am, I fell into a chasm of gloomy self-pity. The devil whispered all the usual stuff in my ear, how I was a lousy leader and had fallen down on the job; how I wasn’t getting any respect because I didn’t deserve any, how maybe I should just leave the priesthood and become a bartender, or something.
Same old stuff. We’ve all heard it. It lasted about a half-hour, when I perceived the Lord saying to me, “Relax. I’ve got it.” This was reinforced by my wife (yes, being an Orthodox priest I get to say things like “my wife…”) who reminded me Who was really in charge. [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Rachel Evans (October 23, 2012 at 10:12 am)
Stand Up Rally #3
Having secured speakers for the third Owensboro Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally, we expected a letter from our U.S. Congressman to be read to us by one of his staff members.
Moments before noon, she informed us that the Congressman was on his way to our rally! We were certainly pleased that he had rearranged a full schedule to come join us! Rep. Guthrie told the crowd that he would continue representing his constituents by vigorously fighting against the HHS Mandate.
“Rest assured I am doing my part in Washington to help overturn this destructive rule. As many of you know, I am a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and its Health Subcommittee which has held several hearings on this rule during which I have expressed my opposition. Additionally, I have cosponsored the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, which would reverse this rule by allowing health plans to decline coverage of contraception when it conflicts with their religious beliefs. I will continue to hold the Obama Administration accountable and will continue to encourage my colleagues in Washington to do the same.”
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Posted by Patricia Vitkovic (October 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm)
Words can hardly describe how blessed we felt looking out from the top steps of our U.S. Customs House and seeing hundreds & hundreds of local citizens taking a STAND!
Many carry signs that expressed their hopes for the future, some expressed a desired to see improvement in how our government spends our taxes, but all came together in one accord when this chant started: “hey, hey what do you say, let’s go VOTE on election day!”
And that is why we had one more RALLY, so all 750 people who gathered could see they were not alone, we will see each other again on election day!!
Posted by Jason Schmidt (June 21, 2012 at 9:32 am)
A torrential downpour couldn’t keep 300 Oregonians and Southwest Washingtonians away from the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally on June 8, 2012 in Terry Schrunk Plaza in Portland, Oregon. 100 more viewed the rally remotely on a Ustream channel. This was the second Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Oregon, with the first on March 23.
Amid umbrellas, raincoats, and waterproof boots, the rally began without a hitch and everyone was called to attention with prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.
Pastor Stephen Williams of Prepare the Way Ministries kicked things off and shouts from among the crowd of “Amen!” could be heard as he preached about our Biblical right to religious freedom. Jim Greenfield, of the Jim Greenfield Show, got the crowd going even more with his wit and Constitutional knowledge. [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Diane Lewis (June 21, 2012 at 9:00 am)
The theme of this June 8 Rally in Woodstock, Illinois was “A little child shall lead them.” The children’s choir from the Vine Church in Woodstock opened the rally by leading the crowd in singing Lee Greenwood’s song, Proud to be an American.
And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. …
On Memorial Day Weekend, everybody sang and prayed, praised our military, both past and present, and, especially when Taps was played so soulfully, we didn’t forget the men who died for that freedom we so cherish. [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Marie Tasy (June 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm)
Over 1,000 people turned out for the Trenton, NJ StandUp Rally on June 8. This was the second StandUp rally hosted by New Jersey Right to Life.
The Diocese of Trenton held a mass to Stand Up for Religious Freedom celebrated by Bishop David M. O’Connell. C.M. at the Cathedral of St. Mary the Assumption in Trenton before the Rally. Attendees processed to the Rally immediately following the Mass. Like the March 23 rally, it was a glorious day!
Rev. Joseph Meagher from the ArchDiocese of Newark opened the rally with a prayer. Keaton Douglas and Steve Salerno provided the music to an enthusiastic throng of people. [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Patricia Vitkovic (June 11, 2012 at 11:00 am)
It has rained for 4 days here in Charleston, but this morning was beautiful.
As our FREEDOM CHOIR started singing the National Anthem , the voices from the crowd joined in and the sound was amazing! The RALLY BAND added just the right sound for everything!
Our “MC” for the RALLY was Mike and boy did he keep the crowd on their toes! Of course, Cathy, lead us all in our favorite chant… hey, hey, ho, ho, the MANDATE has got to GO!
I could write a book on our Speakers! Each shared their personal experiences on how the HHS Mandate will effect their LIVES and their FAITH. From a small business owner, to a law student, 4 Pastors, Radio Talk Show Host, and so many other walks of life, they each encouraged us and lifted us in Prayers! [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Heather Gardner (June 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm)
A crowd of 300 gathers to STAND UP in Athens, Georgia
Athens, Georgia is well known by its residents as a hub of liberal politics where anything with so much as a right-wing stripe is summarily dismissed. Yet, this hotbed of liberal ideology–the home of Georgia’s flagship university–still managed to produce 300 protesters for Friday’s Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally.
This level of attendance represents a 50 percent increase over the attendance at the March 23 Stand Up Rally in Athens. In a community where the prevailing viewpoint is left-leaning, to say the least, opposition to this administration’s obstruction of religious liberty is growing. [Continue reading ...]