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Virginia Christians Plan 40-Day Fast Against Gay Marriage

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The Family Foundation, a Christian group in Virginia, is planning a 40-day fast to fight gay marriage.

According to The Huffington Post, the Family Foundation announced the fast would go from Aug. 27 to Oct. 4.

The Virginia Marriage Amendment, which only allows heterosexual marriages, was overturned by a judge earlier this year. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring supported the judge's ruling that the gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, but that court ruling is being appealed.

FrontiersLA.com, a pro-gay website, notes, "The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the arguments on May 13. On that same day, The Family Foundation intends to conduct a 'Stand & Pray' outside the Richmond Courthouse."

Apparently, the Family Foundation is planning to pray and fast for the Virginia Marriage Amendment because it may end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court begins its session on October 6," says the Family Foundation’s website. "We fully expect it to take a marriage case sometime in the next year. In the natural, it looks like a David vs. Goliath battle. The federal government, the news media, Hollywood, the public education system and big business all are arrayed on the side of same-sex ‘marriage.’ Only the church stands in support of God’s design for marriage."

“If you are a pastor, please consider having your church join with us in this effort. The Family Foundation is partnering with other nationally known organizations to provide talking points, sermon outlines, bulletin inserts, video clips and other resources to help you lead your congregation through the 40 Days.”

Sources: The Huffington Post, FrontiersLA.com, Family Foundation

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