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07/18/2012

Preserve Marriage Washington staffer: Pray 'against the powers of darkness', 'that the enemy would lose his hold'

by Jeremy Hooper

Bethany Speier, who is employed by the Preserve Marriage Washington campaign, lays out her thoughts on what the fight to repeal CIVIL marriage equality is really all about:

You probably already know, but this is the second week of my full-time job. Last week I started working for Preserve Marriage Washington. We are the official campaign heading up Referendum-74.
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Anyway, I’m asking for your prayers. It’s been a busy couple of weeks and we are “feeling” the opposition. Although voters in 31 states have previously opposed gay-marriage on the ballot, Washington is a tough dark state. The warfare is thick, and I’m thankful we don’t fight flesh and blood. We are banking on God’s mercy to help us “follow suit” and do the right thing – preserving marriage between one man and one woman…

Please pray for:

Courage
That the church in Washington would break the spiral of silence
Strength
Wisdom
His Plans, not ours
For Mercy
For petitions to be returned quickly!
For the Preserve Marriage WA team and others around this state
For prayer to rise up amidst our group and the state.
Pastors to take a stand
For fear of God and not fear of man
Against the powers of darkness
That the enemy would lose his hold

SOURCE: Bethany Speier's Blog

Gee, and here I thought Washigton might actually provide the citizenry its first chance to debate the actual merits of that actual issue on the table: civil marriage, which exists independently from religious ceremony for everyone. Instead, it looks as if we will once again have to suffer the indignity of seeing personal faith choices exalted above shared public policy. Unfortunate.

But if this must be the case, Ms. Speier, then let me please remind you: we legally married gays prefer our weddings to be referred to as as "force of societal blight" rather than as a "power of darkness." We ask that you please comply with our personally-held beliefs, the same way you are asking us to subscribe to yours.

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