When we first learned of the “Pray and ACT” effort which sought to link 7 Mountains Dominionism with election-oriented prayer and fasting, we were pretty surprised by the number of high profile Religious Right leaders who had signed on to the effort, like Chuck Colson, Mike Huckabee, Harry Jackson, Richard Land, Maggie Gallagher and various others.
In addition to orchestrating forty days of prayer and fasting in an effort to save this nation by electing “candidates who affirm the sanctity of life in all stages and conditions, the integrity of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and religious liberty and respect for conscience,” Pray and ACT organizers also hosted a series of events that became less and less ambitious with every successive outing.
The first of these events was a two-hour live webcast that featured Jim Garlow, James Robison, Samuel Rodriquez, Jordan Lorence., Lance Wallnau, Tony Perkins, and Richard Land speaking before a tiny crowd at a church in Washington, DC.
The second event was another webcast, but this one featured little more than pre-recorded interviews with various activists who were attending the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.
And the forty days of prayer and fasting was supposed to culminate with an event held at “the steps of the Lincoln Memorial” on October 30 … but instead if turned out to be nothing more than a forty-five minute webchat between Jim Garlow and Chuck Colson:
I don’t know about you, but when Pray and ACT organizers rolled out their agenda earlier this year, I was expecting a bit more.