FRC Prays For The Collapse, Conversion Of Occupy Wall Street
Last week the Family Research Council prayed that God would hinder the Occupy Wall Street movement and “prevent these radical organizers from stirring revolution and distracting voters from the elections and keeping watch on our elected leaders,” but today they have ratcheted up the rhetoric against the protest movement. In today’s prayer alert, the FRC vehemently attacked the protesters and asked God to “quell the anger of this sad collage of people” and make the protests “backfire.” While many faith leaders have joined the protests, the Religious Right group went on to pray that God will “send believers to bring Good News to these people and lead many to faith and peace in Christ.”
The odd collection of left wing activists, street people, Hollywood celebrities and progressive publicity seekers camping out on Wall Street continues to grow, reportedly expanding to 250 cities across America and still more around the world. The group has adopted President Obama's job's mantra, blaming the upper 5% of Americans -- "millionaires and billionaires" for not doing their fair share to help them get jobs. Experts say the group should be protesting at the White House. The Wall Street Journal suggests "they might start by considering what happens to an economy when the White House decides to make pinatas out of the financial-services industry (roughly 6%...of U.S. GDP), the energy industry (about 7.5% of GDP...)...and ...various other alleged malefactors of wealth."
May God quell the anger of this sad collage of people, stirred up by radical ideologues, encouraged by the press and even misguided officials, and cause it to fizzle. May it backfire as some experts predict, and may God send believers to bring Good News to these people and lead many to faith and peace in Christ! (Ps 2:1 ff; 76:1-12; Pr 29:8-16; Hos 4:6; Mt 5:21-22; Mk 6:34; Jn 10:10-16; Jas 1:20)
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