Christian Group Plans 40-Day Hunger Strike Against Marriage Equality
In an attempt to influence the Supreme Court to uphold bans on gay marriage, the Christian group Family Foundation of Virginia is .
Though the “40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance for Marriage” is being headed by the group in Virginia, they are asking Christian groups around the nation to join in. The hunger strike will run from August 27 through October 5.
“Our state and nation are mired in a morass of confusion and post-modern thinking that does not believe in absolutes nor that any truth can even be known,” the group said in a statement. “Nowhere is more evident than in the current debate raging about what constitutes marriage. Pagan philosophies, a secular humanist education establishment and an entertainment industry that is absolutely determined in pushing the envelope on decency and morality have all combined to turn this great land into a country that our forefathers could not even begin to recognize.”
Currently same-sex marriage is banned in Virginia. Attorney General Mark Herring supported the judge’s rule that banning marriage equality is unconstitutional earlier this month.
The fast will end two days before the court opens its session.
“We fully expect [the Supreme Court] to take a marriage case sometime in the next year,” the group said. “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.”
Family Foundation seems to be following in the footsteps of Trestin Meacham, the Utah man who went on a hunger strike until the state banned same-sex marriage again.