Friday, May 20, 2005


EarnedMedia: Right-wing groups to hold prayer vigil at Supreme Court over filibusters - May 20

When: 10 a.m. today

Who: The National Clergy Council and the Christian Defense Coalition

1. Rev. Rob Schenk, President of the National Clergy Council, states, “We are enlisting hundreds of thousands of church leaders and members to pray that pro-abortion, anti-values forces will not be able to hold the federal courts--and especially the Supreme Court--hostage to their extremist views through pressing Senators to continue the misuse of the filibuster rule. Now is the time to end the abuse of this rule for the sake of the country.”

2. Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, “The eyes of the faith community have finally been opened to the grave danger of judicial activism. We now understand it was activist courts who ushered in abortion and ordered the removal of prayer from the public schools. It was activist judges who ordered the removal of Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube and demanded that ‘One Nation Under God’ be taken out of the Pledge of Allegiance. And, it is activist courts that are attempting to redefine marriage and family. We want to make it clear that we will not go silently into the night on this issue and we will now speak up with a loud and passionate voice within the public square. This filibuster battle is only the first step in reigning in an out of control judiciary and bringing moral sanity back to our courts.”

Groups also plan to hold prayer vigils outside of the Capitol if a vote is scheduled to overturn the filibuster rule for judicial nominees.

Full EarnedMedia story.

D.H.: This is perhaps the clearest statement I've seen that this is all about the religious-right controlling the courts.

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