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Day of Prayer for Marriage

Same-sex "Marriage" Ruling Prompts Call for Day of Prayer on June 17

Contact: Natalie Bell, Media Coordinator, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126

WASHINGTON, June 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) is calling for a Day of Prayer and Fasting to ask God's intervention to protect marriage.  Tuesday, June 17, is the first full day that California will begin allowing same-sex "marriages," opening the floodgates of legal chaos to further undermine marriage nationwide.  Unlike Massachusetts, which allows only state residents to obtain same-sex "marriage" licenses, California's sweeping decision can be transported nationwide by homosexual couples demanding that other states recognize their California "marriage."  Already, New York Governor David Paterson (D) has ordered all New York state agencies to recognize same-sex "marriages" performed in other states or countries in which it is considered legal. 

On June 2, the California Marriage Amendment Act was certified and will be on the November ballot in California.  Over 1.1 million California residents signed a petition for a referendum to define marriage as between one man and one woman, a clear example of what "the people" want.

Phyllis Nemeth, State Director for CWA of California, said, "Prayer is the key to this battle.  We need to see hearts changed by God at the same time that we're trying to change minds. That's why I'm inviting my fellow Californians especially to join CWA in prayer and fasting for our state and our nation."

CWA President Wendy Wright said, "CWA was founded on 'prayer and action.'  The decision by the California court on same-sex 'marriage' is an affront to God and His plan for marriage and family.  It will cause long-term problems and risks for families, churches, and agencies that work with children, and many others — leading to more lawsuits and damaged lives.  While many will be working to protect the true definition and meaning of marriage, our first action must be to pray for God to intervene.  Please join us in prayer and fasting on June 17."

America stands at a monumental crossroad.  Please join us in this time of prayer and fasting. 

Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.