Posts Tagged “stand up rally”
Posted by Virginia Douglas (October 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm)
Appreciative honks, waves, and thumbs from passers-by on Las Vegas Bouldevard birightened the smiles of people lining the street with the Stand Up For Relgious Freedom signs. Las Vegas is a city where it is very easy to find talented speakers and singers.
But it is difficult to find churches willing to support activist events. But 110 people, combined with the people on the street was a pure delight for God’s people. Our hour was packed with messages to inspire courage, perseverance, and commitment to ProLife troops. Our ProLifers are trained and experienced in cheerfulness, kindness, and cooperation. [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 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 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 ...]
Posted by Rachel Evans (June 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm)
Building on the momentum of a successful Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally on March 23rd, the June 8 rally did not disappoint. Featuring our own Bishop William Medley – Diocese of Owensboro, the rally maintained an enthusiastic level throughout the hour long program. At the sound of the noon siren, the crowd of at least 400 citizens was spread across the lush lawn at Moreland Park, taking advantage of shade trees to listen to an impressive array of speakers and singers.
Both Federal and State level representation was heard sharing their inspiring and informative messages: US Senator Rand Paul, US Congressman Brett Guthrie and KY Senator Joe Bowen each either spoke or sent officials of their administrations. We also heard a moving account from a representative of Silent No More, who explained her reason for publicly sharing her heart-wrenching experiences as a post-abortive woman. [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Jason Schmidt (June 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm)
The second huge, nationwide Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally is only days away, and I thought you’d appreciate a quick reminder.
When you come out for the Rally next Friday, June 8 at Terry Shrunk Plaza, you will be joining people of faith in over 153 cities across the country in opposing President Obama’s HHS Mandate.
You’ll be adding your voice to the millions denouncing the Mandate, which requires ALL employers — even religious charities — provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans. [Continue reading ...]
Posted by Heather Gardner (June 5, 2012 at 11:32 am)
Georgia Attorney General, Sam Olens, will be among the special guest speakers at Friday’s Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in Athens. Georgia is one of 27 states currently challenging the constitutionality of the entire Obamacare law in the Supreme Court.
Martha Zoller, candidate for Georgia’s new 9th Congressional District will emcee the event.
A very large turnout is expected in Athens because it is the only city in Georgia participating in the Rally. 100 professionally printed signs will go quickly, so make sure to bring a handmade sign or American flag with you, and STAND UP FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!
Posted by Eric Scheidler (March 26, 2012 at 7:26 am)
Update: More Rally Captains have reported their head counts. See revised numbers below.
When my Rally co-director Monica Miller and I originally conceived the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally, I was hoping for 50 cities to sign on. Monica, more optimistically, hoped for 100.
We launched the project with 30 cities, which quickly grew to 50, then 80, then 100. In the final week before the Rally, we topped 140, with cities coming on board up to the last minute. The final tally was 143 cities from Portland, Maine to Honolulu, Hawaii.
By that time the buzz surrounding the Rally was so great that I began to speculate that we just might top 10,000 participants across the country.
How little did I know what God had in store for this historic day!
106 118 122 134 143 145 cities tallied (most from Rally Captains on the ground, some from press reports) the count so far is 54,039 57,103 58,455 61,237 63,005 63,945!
Here’s the city-by-city tally. [Continue reading ...]