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04/21/2014

Starving selves to stop others' happiness: Virginia edition

by Jeremy Hooper

Fall is filled with such yummy foodstuffs. Apple cider. Hearty stews. And when it comes to the most popular of all autumnal treats, you can basically put pumpkin and its associated spices into a tube of lipstick and call it a dish, and I'll eat it.

Yet some Virginians are planning to deny themselves of this yumminess and instead greet the seasonal turn with ravenous prayer. All because some citizens dare to see themselves as equal under civil law:

The Family Foundation [of Virginia] is asking that you join us for 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance for Marriage from August 27 until October 5, 2014. Our state and nation are mired in a morass of confusion and post-modern thinking that does not believe in absolutes nor that any truth can even be known. Nowhere is this more evident than in the current debate raging about what constitutes marriage. Pagan philosophies, a secular humanist education establishment and an entertainment industry that is absolutely determined in pushing the envelope on decency and morality have all combined to turn this great land into a country that our forefathers could not even begin to recognize.
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Virginia: 40 Days Of Prayer, Fasting And Repentance For Marriage [Focus on the Family's Citizenlink]

I fast for one day in the fall, on Yom Kippur, and I'm like a he-beast by the time the sundown bagels roll around. I can't imagine doing it for days on end.

Then again, I also can't imagine being so bothered by other people's love that I dedicate my life toward raging against it, so I guess everyone's different. That's why there's chocolate and vanilla—and I intend to fill my fall 2014 with plenty of both!!

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