On July 4th people from all over Texas
will gather together at the Capitol
to seek the face of God and declare
complete dependence on Him. It
will not be a protest. It
will be a time filled with prayer
"If my people, who are called
by my name, will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face and turn
from their wicked ways, then will
I hear from heaven and will forgive
their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
pastor of Victory
Christian Center of Austin I heartily
endorse the "Declaration of Dependence
Rally" on July 4th at the State Capitol.
It is time for all Christians and Patriots
to take a stand for the conservative values
that our fore fathers gave their lives for.
We can no longer stand by and watch the liberals
and their homosexual agenda continue to chip
away at the core family values that made this
will not be able to make it to the capitol
building but my prayers will be with you all
on that day. We definitely need to seek God
more in our lives in the world today.
In 1776 our Founding Fathers signed a
Declaration of Independence. In Austin
on July 4th at 4:00 pm, thousands of Christians
will gather on the South Steps of the Texas
Capitol for a Declaration of Dependence
- to celebrate our dependence on God as
individuals and as a nation.
Takeup.org is sponsoring this event.
Please visit their excellent website for
detailed information and commentaries
on repentance and humbleness before God,
and our battle against homosexual "marriage"
and Mrs. Tim (Debbie) Lindsay
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! It is so good to here that something is happening here in Texas. I am a pastor, not presently serving a church and have moved from Alabama to Texas recently. My family and I have been very involved in the ProLife issues while serving in Florida and also stood against the film "The Last Temptation of Christ". While living in Alabama, we as Christians and South Baptist held rallies, prayer vigils and put up yard signs "NO LOTTERY" and we stopped the lottery in the state of Alabama, but...It did not happen because we as Christians did nothing, we had to be VERY ACTIVE, and this issue is even a greater threat to our families. God Bless you, wish we could be there Sunday but we will be with our children and grandchildern but we definitely want to be involved with you.
Glory to God!
Finney - Lawyer & Born Again Christian,
believe that every Christian who loves the
Lord and his/her neighbor and who knows about
this rally has a duty to our Lord to be there
if at all possible. If the government through
its courts succeed in redefining marriage,
disastrous consequences are not far off.
Salazar - San Diego, CA
am so thankful you are having this prayer
event at the Texas capitol. I only wish each
state was doing the same.
God's richest blessings and protecton on you.
I too shall be praying for our country and
Ward - Host of Texas Journal talk show, KIXL
who cares about the future of marriage in
America should try to attend the July 4th
rally by TakeUp.org. The U.S. Supreme Court
is poised to strike down state laws that define
marriage as between a man and a woman. This
rally will let Texas lawmakers know we want
them to support a constitutional amendment
to black the court from doing that. Supporters
of gay marriage are planning a counter-demonstration.
We can’t let them outnumber us. We must
support TakeUp.org in this effort.
Gautier - Manchaca Baptist Church, Pastor
support the July 4th Rally promoting Bibllical
marriage and encourage the members of Manchaca
Baptist Church and other Christians to
participate in the Rally." Tom
Welch - Houston Area Pastor Council
an organization of pastors dedicated to
promoting one nation, one state, one city
and one church under God, we heartily endorse
the “Declaration of Dependence” rally in
Austin on July 4. Cultural and policy change
must be preceded by repentance and humble
recognition of our personal and corporate
responsibility for the condition of our
nation and our prayer is that this rally
serves to remind us of our true foundations.
Umstattd - Hope Chapel member, ASLAN, Homeschool
must first win this battle on our knees before
we can even hope to win it in the booth or
before the bench. I encourage you to put on
your armor and come join the fight. “For
our struggle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world and
against the spiritual forces of evil in the
heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 NIV
"The Executive Board of the ABA Encourages
the churches of the ABA to actively participate
in the rally on the South steps of the Capitol
on July 4th at 4 PM sponsored by "Takeup.org."
This rally is to be a peaceful prayer rally
demonstrating that many Christians believe
in and support only the traditional Biblical
concept that marriage is a union between a
man and a woman."
Ben and Kathy Streusand
"It is important that we show our elected officials that Texans support
traditional marriage, so I urge you to attend the rally and bring as many
friends as possible."
"As most of you are aware, this is one of the most critical issues facing our
nation today. Sadly, so few Christians are willing to sacrifice even some
holiday time to make a bold stand in support of this cause. However, I know that
many of you share our convictions, and I wanted to make you aware of this
opportunity to come and stand together!"
MY reason for coming and for helping sponsor: I believe that Austin Texas is a
spiritual gateway city to America. What happens culturally, spiritually and politically in Austin affects our nation. This July 4th is the perfect time and this event the perfect opportunity for THE Church of Austin to gather and declare our dependence upon Him and for America to be truly "One Nation Under God" Rally Call Ministries gladly supports this event in our city!
Magness - Anderson Mill Baptist Church, Assoc.
Marriage, as designed by God, is under attack. It is no longer safe to assume "marriage" means a union between one man and one woman. I urge Central Texas citizens to attend the July 4th Prayer Rally at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. Make sure your neighbors know where you stand on marriage, your friends know where you stand with God, and your children know where it safe to stand tomorrow.
Adam McManus - Host of Take A Stand, KSLR
"American Christians can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines as our culture continues to be assaulted by the secularists. The ACLU wants to expunge every last public reference to Almighty God. The homosexual activists want to redefine the very definition of marriage, the institution established by our Creator in the Garden of Eden. And the abortion industry -- for the sake of money -- ignores all scientific evidence for the personhood of the unborn child. The time to take a stand is now. I implore every Texan to go to the TakeUp.org July 4th rally so that we can publicly acknowledge our dependence on God and mobilize the sleeping giant of the church to awaken from its slumber." -- Adam McManus, talk show host, AM 630, KSLR, Weekdays, 3-6 p.m. www.TakeAStand.net, Listen live at www.kslr.com
M. Hall Jr. - Crossroads Baptist Church, Pastor
is truly a blessing for what God is doing
in this hour how He is calling the body of
Christ to a place of prayer, a time of intercession.
The word of God says If my people who are
called by my name, would humble themselves
and pray, and seek His face and turn from
our wicked ways then He would hear from and
heal our land. This is the call to the body
of Christ. The word also says He looked for
a man to stand in the gap, we are the ones
He (God) has called to stand in the gap. That
which you have written is true, our motto
at Crossroads Baptist Church is "at your
turning point we care".
Richard Russell - Grace Christian Center
I whole heartedly endorse this event and we are urging the members of our congregation at Grace Christian Center to let their voice be heard on this issue by participating on the 4th.
This is an opportunity for us as Christians to close the gap between what we say we believe and what our actions reflect. I won't miss it and I hope you don't either.
"I plan on coming to this event because I believe that we, as the body of Christ, need to exercise our God-given, God-ordained authority to direct the course of human history, by coming into agreement on issues which He declares are right. Since the body of Christ is much bigger than any local church, it's obvious that we, the redeemed, should take up at least some of these opportunities that we do have to pray together beyond our local church boundaries. Because meetings like this provides a forum for that to happen, there is real hope for actually creating Christ-approved transformation of our country."
Hootman - Hope Chapel, Member
This is a critical moment for our culture. While it is tempting to withdraw from the whole mess into a Christian counter-culture, God commands us to love our neighbors and to work toward their good and not just our own.
Fell - American Salt & Light Action Network
I urge all believers in Texas to take time
to seek God's direction and strength for standing
firm against the continuing and growing onslaught
against God's plan for marriage and the family.
Pringle - Hill Country Bible Church, Member
wholeheartedly endorse this time of prayer
and repentance in response to the continuing
decline of morals and open rebellion against
God that we are seeing in our state and our
country. I urge Christians to attend and to
be in prayer for our government, our leaders,
Christians here in the U.S. and the lost for
whom Christ died and to whom He sent us to
share His message of love and warning of future