Contact: Faith and Action
, 202-546-8329; Peggy Nienaber, Faith and Action, 202-236-0953 on site cell
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- In response to the Court's decision in Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius,
the Reverend Dr. Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK) of Faith and Action in the Nation's Capital and minister to top officials in Washington, and other clergy will lead a prayer service of thanksgiving in front of the United States Supreme Court today, June 30 at 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM.
When: Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: In front of west steps of the United States Supreme Court, 1 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543
Contact on site: Peggy Nienaber, 202-236-0953
Rev. Schenck has known the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, for over a decade. On the day their case was argued at before the justices, Rev. Schenck led the Greens and the Hahn family, (owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties) for an unprecedented prayer service in the Supreme Court dining room just before they all entered the courtroom. Rev. Schenck sat through the oral argument and later held a prayer service outside the Court for the families and for the justices.
"It is a good day in America," said Rev. Schenck, after listening to the majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito and examining a printed copy from the Court clerk's office. "The highest court in our land has carried out its duty as the guardian of our most cherished, God-given, unalienable rights. The Court has rightly affirmed the liberty of two wonderful families to conduct their own businesses in a way that reflects their most deeply held convictions. God bless the majority of this court for doing right by the Greens and the Hahns, and for doing right by our country in affirming the religious freedoms of all American business owners. We must thank God for a good day in America and pray for His continued protection into the future."