Associated Press reported earlier today that evangelist Franklin Graham's invitation to speak at a Pentagon prayer service on the National Day of Prayer May 6 has been rescinded by the U.S. Army because of comments he made years ago about Islam.Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, in 2001 described Islam as "evil." More recently, he has said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins. The Associated Press report quoted Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins as saying Graham's remarks were "not appropriate."
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation had raised the objection to Graham's appearance. The invitation for Graham to attend the National Day of Prayer event at the Pentagon wasn't from the military, the report said, but from the Colorado-based National Day of Prayer Task Force, which works with the Pentagon chaplain's office on the prayer event. Since Graham's invitation was rescinded, the task force has decided not to participate in the military prayer service, Collins said.
Enough is enough," said Mrs. James (Shirley) Dobson, chairwoman of the prayer task force "We at the National Day of Prayer Task Force ask the American people to defend the right to pray in the Pentagon.
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Friday, April 23, 2010
PRAYER ALERT PETITION to SIGN
Email from the Presidential Prayer Team, Please share with as many as you can.
PRAYER for Our Nation
This was shared in an email from the Presidential Prayer Team:
Declaration of Independence Signer
George Washington (1732-1799), 1st President of the United States
"Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection; and Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; and to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." --
This prayer of George Washington appears in St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.