Rebecca Hagelin

Religious Right Leaders Pray for 'Healing for Those who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction'

A number of prominent women leaders of the Religious Right have come together for the American Prayer Initiative, which is “designed to help draw ‘we the people’ of this nation back to the One upon whom she was founded.’ The group includes the National Day of Prayer’s Shirley Dobson and Vonette Bright, talk show host Janet Parshall, Liberty Counsel’s Anita Staver, Concerned Women for America’s Penny Nance, Susan B. Anthony List’s Marilyn Musgrave, activist Rebecca Hagelin and Susan Allen, wife of Virginia’s George Allen. The group offers members a specific prayer for every day of each month until Election Day, including prayers condemning homosexuality and the separation of church and state.

One message asks participants to pray for God’s “healing for those who struggle with same-sex attraction” and to “replace unnatural affections”:

We pray for healing and restoration of true manhood and womanhood in America. We ask for Your wisdom and protection against attempts to re-define our very identity as men and women.

We pray for Your design for abundant and fulfilled manhood, womanhood and marriage to gain preeminence in America.

We pray for a full restoration of the image and definition of manhood and womanhood in America.

We petition You, God for Your healing for those who struggle with same-sex attraction. May they come to know Your power, Your mercy and Your love as You replace unnatural affections with ones You Yourself designed.

Another is a prayer to oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage:

We pray that the union of one man and one woman will be embraced by all societies as the sole form of legitimate marriage and the proper basis of family.

We ask that the power of Your hand intervene to transform and heal the hearts of those who would attempt to re-define marriage.

The group also sends a message criticizing the influence of judges and proponents of the separation of church and state:

We ask for leaders, a judicial system and judges who adhere to the original intent of our founding documents and their many connections to Biblical principles.

We pray for a true understanding of justice according to Your Word We pray for Your protection from attempts to redefine justice for political gain.

We ask You to convict, transform and protect those who are out of Your will. We ask You to encourage, strengthen and protect those who honor and follow You.

We ask You for judges who will follow constitutional principles rather than ruling according to pre-chosen outcomes or relying on international law.

We pray that courts will recognize parents’ fundamental rights to the care, custody and control of their children.

We ask for Your guidance for accurate rulings over first amendment issues, and an awareness in our country that the words, “separation of church and state” are found nowhere in any one of our founding documents. We ask for a reversal of rulings which have inaccurately established “separation” as a Constitutional principle.

There is even a prayer against a media looking “to bring our country down by bringing our culture down”:

We ask you, Lord, to open greater and greater opportunities for Your Gospel to flow freely across our airwaves.

We ask, Lord, for You to grant Americans the wisdom to discern truth from deception.

We pray for those in the entertainment industry that they may better serve the families of our country by creating programs and movies that are uplifting in nature and extol positive virtues.

We especially pray Your blessings upon those in media, entertainment, the arts and journalism who are driven by loyalty to You. We ask for favor and acceptance for their work.

We ask You to raise up, equip, and abundantly provide for Your true disciples in the media, the arts, entertainment and journalism.

We pray for honesty in journalism.

We pray for those who would intend to bring our country down by bringing our culture down.

We ask you to foil the plans of those who would bring others down in any form.

We ask for Your transforming power in the lives of those who would divide, deceive and destroy.

Religious Right Leaders Meet in Texas to Boost Santorum

Religious Right activists met in Houston, Texas over the weekend in an effort to increase fundraising for Rick Santorum and a pro-Santorum Super PAC, both of which are currently being heavily outspent by rival Mitt Romney. The event was hosted by social conservative activists Rebecca Hagelin, Richard Viguerie, Bob Fischer and Tim Lefever, and attended by Focus on the Family founder and Santorum supporter James Dobson and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, who claims he has not endorsed the senator. Politico reports that Santorum made an appearance and pledged to stay “in the race for the long haul”:

A group of conservative leaders pledged to raise a combined $1.78 million for Rick Santorum's campaign and SuperPAC after meeting privately in Texas this weekend with the Republican presidential hopeful, POLITICO has learned.

More than 200 conservatives from all over the country convened at the Houston Omni for a Friday fundraising reception for Santorum's campaign. They then met to plot strategy with the former senator Saturday morning, discussing how to overcome Mitt Romney's growing advantage in the GOP primary and fend off Newt Gingrich.

"The message was, 'we're all in,'" said South Dakota businessman and conservative organizer Bob Fischer, one of the event’s co-hosts.



Co-hosts in Houston included Fischer, Rebecca Hagelin, Richard Viguerie and Tim Lefever.

Also present were conservative leaders Tony Perkins and James Dobson.

“It was not a discussion of who to support, it was a consolidation of support,” said Perkins, differentiating the meeting with the January session. “There was a big push to raise funds. There was a sense of, ‘Now is the time to step up.’”

Perkins said Santorum’s comments Friday night at the closed-press reception were little different than what the candidate has been saying publicly.

Paraphrasing, Perkins said Santorum made clear he was in the race for the long haul and said, ‘We have a chance now and I need your help.’

Rebecca Hagelin Compares Obama to Disgraced Cruise Ship Captain

Joining Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus, conservative columnist Rebecca Hagelin in her column today likened President Obama to the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship who is currently facing manslaughter charges. Captain Francesco Schettino was arrested on “charges of manslaughter, failure to offer assistance and abandonment of the ship,” and as a result of the disaster seventeen people have died and sixteen people remain missing. For Hagelin, Obama is just like the “brash and arrogant” Schettino because of his use of “‘fairness’ rhetoric” and his “feasts for his Hollywood friends.” Her comparison of the President to a person charged with manslaughter over her disagreement with his political beliefs stands in stark contrast to her call last year for Americans to work against the political “environment of intense, partisan division”:

Who can forget the images last month of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, tipped on its side, half submerged in frigid waters off the coast of Italy? The cause: arrogant recklessness and devastatingly poor leadership. The cost: 16 dead, 16 missing, and millions of dollars in damage.

The captain—brash and arrogant—deviated from the proven course to pursue his own agenda. He maneuvered too close to the rocky shoreline and nature did the rest, resulting in a crippling tear to the ship’s hull. Worse, as the ship began to list, the captain ordered a meal, denied fault, failed to summon rescuers or direct a safe evacuation, and eventually jumped ship ahead of his panicked passengers. His actions cost precious lives and untold millions.

Now think of last week’s State of the Union, given by President Obama. His “fairness” rhetoric obscures the calamitous journey we’ve endured under his leadership, a journey devastating to American workers, families, and institutions. And his response is eerily similar to the Italian Captain’s. Obama re-directs blame, pointing fingers at Congress and Republicans for America’s fiscal problems. He convenes feasts for his Hollywood friends, in the White House “Wonderland,” and admires America’s decaying moral fabric. He won’t rescue the American economy, preferring to shackle business with onerous regulations and confiscatory taxes. And he’s insulated himself from the devastating effects of his own policies. It’s only a matter of time until he jumps into his own secure lifeboat of pensions, book deals, and board memberships.

While our “Captain” deludes himself about our problems—and solutions--America’s ship founders on the rough shoals of energy dependence, empty public coffers, and disappearing jobs. The ship is sinking, people are drowning, and the Captain can’t lead.



So when it is your turn to cast your vote, just think of that Italian cruise ship—listing left and on the verge of sinking. We need a leader of integrity, worthy of our trust, with the conviction and courage to be conservative, no matter what. We need Rick Santorum. And he can win - if only conservatives ignore the media elite who don’t want us to think he can. We must support the best man for the job and make him electable by voting to elect him. Iowans proved it can be done – we just need the moral courage to do it too.

Santorum Wins Backing of Fringe Religious Right Leaders

One day before the crucial South Carolina primary, Rick Santorum is beginning to win the endorsements of not just Religious Right luminaries but also fringe activists, including some who previously backed the failed presidential campaigns of Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Santorum recently won the backing of Religious Right activists such as James Dobson, Gary Bauer, Richard Viguerie, Maggie Gallagher, Penny Nance and most recently, former Perry booster John Stemberger.

Today, Viguerie released the names of additional Religious Right figures that are supporting Santorum, including Paul Pressler, the Southern Baptist leader who hosted the recent Texas meeting of social conservatives.

But other Santorum endorsers are less well-known:

  • Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness, who has dedicated her career to fighting the rights of gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, argued that it would lead to a draft along with “forcible sodomy.”  
  • Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute who has crusaded against marriage equality, calling it a “tragedy.” 

All in all, about the people you would expect to endorse Rick Santorum.

Dobson Warns That Gay Rights "Absolutely Destroys Morality"

James Dobson and his guest Rebecca Hagelin today on Family Talk warned that the culture is devolving into disarray as homosexuality gains acceptance in society. Hagelin argued that progressives are trying to “silence” Christians in order to “have full control over what’s taught and what’s said,” and went on to blame the Penn State child abuse scandal on greater approval of homosexuality. Dobson then quoted Romans 1 outside of its cultural and historical context to argue that American society is now modeling pagan Rome:

Hagelin: The Left, and lets call them the Radical Left, are out to silence us. Because if they can silence us, then they have full control over what’s taught and what’s said.

Dobson: You know what I would like to hear a minister say from the pulpit some time, when the issue of homosexuality comes up and people say ‘how dare you deny those folks the right to be like everybody else and do what everyone else does,’ I wish somebody would say, ‘what about the single woman or single man, do they also have the right to do this?’ That absolutely destroys morality. That means everybody has the right to do things that the scriptures say is wrong, it really doesn’t make any difference whether it’s homosexual or heterosexual; it’s the same issue.

Hagelin: It’s the same issue and chaos develops once we start compromising on basic truths. It is what the scripture teaches us, which you started in Romans chapter 1, go back and read Romans chapter 1 for yourself, I encourage every listener to do that and read the whole book of Romans and see what the answer is too, because again the good news is there are answers for this.

Dobson: Romans 1:24 is one of the most frightening verses in the Bible, where it says, ‘Therefore God gave them over to sinful desires of their hearts, to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another, and they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, who is forever praised amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts; even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.’ Now I don’t know how you can read that and not understand what Paul was saying.

Hagelin: That’s right. When you exchange the truth of God for a lie, then chaos results and anything is possible. Pedophilia—we started off the show by talking about how all these people are rising up again in Pennsylvania to protect the coaches who let massive pedophilia go on—we as a society are so lost that many people don’t even know which was is up and down.

Dobson, Hagelin Warn That Occupy Wall Street Will Overthrow Government, Constitution

Today on Family Talk James Dobson spoke with conservative author and columnist Rebecca Hagelin, a past vice president of the Heritage Foundation, about how the Occupy Wall Street is the un-American heir of the 1960s anti-war and feminist movements. Kyle noted earlier today that Dobson argued that Occupy Wall Street is “Marxist in tone and implementation,” and he said on today’s broadcast that the economic justice movement shared the “chaos” and “godless” features of protests from the 1960s.

Hagelin contended that Van Jones orchestrated Occupy Wall Street, calling him “one of the most radical individuals in American culture today, whose purpose is to overthrow timeless values and our American system of a republic and a democracy.” Hagelin added that Occupy Wall Street is “as dangerous as we think it is” because its goal is “the complete overthrow of the United States constitution.”

Dobson: There is kind of a linkage between the Occupy movement, Occupy Wall Street and Oakland and other places, and what was going on then, where there just was chaos and it was also godless.

Hagelin: That’s right, it’s the same worldview that was behind the women in the 1960s demanding the ability to abort their children and burning their bras and saying they want to abolish the institution of marriage, it’s the same worldview as behind the Occupy Wall Street movement today and a lot of the same people, quite frankly. One of the key players behind this movement is Van Jones, who we know is a socialist, who we know is one of the most radical individuals in American culture today, whose purpose is to overthrow timeless values and our American system of a republic and a democracy.

Dobson: Is that as dangerous as it looks to those of us who are out there trying to earn a living and to follow some rules, the rule of law?

Hagelin: It is absolutely as dangerous as we think it is, because the end result could be nothing less than the complete overthrow of the United States constitution.
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Brian Tashman, Monday 07/30/2012, 10:30am
A number of prominent women leaders of the Religious Right have come together for the American Prayer Initiative, which is “designed to help draw ‘we the people’ of this nation back to the One upon whom she was founded.’ The group includes the National Day of Prayer’s Shirley Dobson and Vonette Bright, talk show host Janet Parshall, Liberty Counsel’s Anita Staver, Concerned Women for America’s Penny Nance, Susan B. Anthony List’s Marilyn Musgrave, activist Rebecca Hagelin and Susan Allen, wife of Virginia’s George Allen. The group offers... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Monday 03/12/2012, 9:15am
Religious Right activists met in Houston, Texas over the weekend in an effort to increase fundraising for Rick Santorum and a pro-Santorum Super PAC, both of which are currently being heavily outspent by rival Mitt Romney. The event was hosted by social conservative activists Rebecca Hagelin, Richard Viguerie, Bob Fischer and Tim Lefever, and attended by Focus on the Family founder and Santorum supporter James Dobson and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, who claims he has not endorsed the senator. Politico reports that Santorum made an appearance and pledged to stay “in... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Monday 01/30/2012, 12:40pm
Joining Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus, conservative columnist Rebecca Hagelin in her column today likened President Obama to the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship who is currently facing manslaughter charges. Captain Francesco Schettino was arrested on “charges of manslaughter, failure to offer assistance and abandonment of the ship,” and as a result of the disaster seventeen people have died and sixteen people remain missing. For Hagelin, Obama is just like the “brash and arrogant” Schettino because of his use of “... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Friday 01/20/2012, 5:30pm
One day before the crucial South Carolina primary, Rick Santorum is beginning to win the endorsements of not just Religious Right luminaries but also fringe activists, including some who previously backed the failed presidential campaigns of Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry. Santorum recently won the backing of Religious Right activists such as James Dobson, Gary Bauer, Richard Viguerie, Maggie Gallagher, Penny Nance and most recently, former Perry booster John Stemberger. Today, Viguerie released the names of additional Religious Right figures that are supporting Santorum, including Paul... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 11/29/2011, 12:55pm
James Dobson and his guest Rebecca Hagelin today on Family Talk warned that the culture is devolving into disarray as homosexuality gains acceptance in society. Hagelin argued that progressives are trying to “silence” Christians in order to “have full control over what’s taught and what’s said,” and went on to blame the Penn State child abuse scandal on greater approval of homosexuality. Dobson then quoted Romans 1 outside of its cultural and historical context to argue that American society is now modeling pagan Rome: Hagelin: The Left, and lets call them... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Monday 11/28/2011, 2:00pm
Today on Family Talk James Dobson spoke with conservative author and columnist Rebecca Hagelin, a past vice president of the Heritage Foundation, about how the Occupy Wall Street is the un-American heir of the 1960s anti-war and feminist movements. Kyle noted earlier today that Dobson argued that Occupy Wall Street is “Marxist in tone and implementation,” and he said on today’s broadcast that the economic justice movement shared the “chaos” and “godless” features of protests from the 1960s. Hagelin contended that Van Jones orchestrated Occupy Wall... MORE >