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Pastor Stuns Kansas Senate With The Truth
« on: May 10, 2006, 06:47:47 PM »
While updating my filing system, I found this treasure in my archive. It is dated January 10, 2004, the date when I picked it up from somewhere on the net. I have never read any Bible and am not affiliated to any religious organization but this is beautiful:


Pastor Stuns Kansas Senate With The Truth

Thought the penny may drop when you read this prayer given in Kansas at
the opening session of their Senate.

When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas
Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what
they heard:

"Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and
to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to
those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We
have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We confess
that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and call it
Pluralism.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self
esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it
freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called
it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin
and set us free.

Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to
the center of Your will and to openly ask these things in the name of
Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen."


The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during
the prayer in protest.. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church,
where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with
only 47 of those calls responding negatively.

It seems the truth still upsets some people.

The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this
prayer from India, Africa and Korea.

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, "The
Rest of the Story," and received a larger response to this program than
any other he has ever aired.

With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and
wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called "one
nation under God."

Aletsch`s comment: Activism comes from many different angles, it all merges in the end.

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Re: Pastor Stuns Kansas Senate With The Truth
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 07:56:24 PM »
I remember using the words of Pastor Wright, accredited to him of course, in a speech I gave in August of 2004 to high school students and their parent(s). When I got to the part of "We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare" a black father and his son got up and walked out. That was too bad because it was one of the best speeches I ever gave.
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Re: Pastor Stuns Kansas Senate With The Truth
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 04:52:35 AM »
When I got to the part of "We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare" a black father and his son got up and walked out.

Yes truth hurts but it is essential. It is the only foolproof foundation upon which to build anything.

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Re: Pastor Stuns Kansas Senate With The Truth
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2006, 08:29:49 AM »
Yes truth hurts but it is essential. It is the only foolproof foundation upon which to build anything.
That is very profound and has tremendous amount of depth to it. It's ironic that most only apply this principle 100% of the time when they build something tangible such as an electric panel, an engine, or a house. The real successful architectures are those who can build a life-lasting relationship with their spouse and child(ren).
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Re: Pastor Stuns Kansas Senate With The Truth
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2006, 09:16:27 AM »
Thanks, Aletsch, for posting that, and to you, Joe, for bringing it to my attention.

I am a Christian, but I haven't participated in organized religion for years.  (I was an Episcopalian, until political correctness just ran completely amuck.)  It seems to me that we a living in a time of almost total apostasy, as most "Christian" churches have sold their souls to the State.  It's nice to know that there are a few pastors left who are brave enough to call a spade "a spade."
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Re: Pastor Stuns Kansas Senate With The Truth
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2006, 11:46:05 AM »

I am a Christian, but I haven't participated in organized religion for years.

I sometimes tried to follow the religious discussions on the `other` forum, especially when they were mixed into political subjects. I do not belong to any organized religion but it seemed to me that the way I am living my life is more Christian than many of those who know every verse in the Bible. One could feel raw emotion and hatred between the different religions.