I received this from a friend. It was sent from the secretary of Messiah's Dove Ministries: Please Pray Because:
Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in the federal court serving Northern Florida, the first of three defendants charged with illegally praying (or merely encouraging prayer) over a meal will
face Judge Casey Rodgers. Michelle Winkler, a Santa Rosa County clerical assistant asked her husband to bless a meal at a privately sponsored "Employee of the Year" banquet held at a rented, off-campus facility well after school hours. But the prying eyes of the ACLU took note, and Michelle now faces stiff fines and censure!
Mrs. Winkler is charged with civil contempt, but her school's principal, Frank Lay, and its athletic director, Robert Freeman, face CRIMINAL charges before the same judge on September 17.
Although the potential penalties are not as severe in Michelle's case, the core issues are much the same. This historic battle begins tomorrow in Pensacola! We have spread the word of the ACLU's outrageous attempt to criminalize Christianity in America in every way we can. We have appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, and scores of other national broadcast outlets, and will continue doing so.
We were on Fox News discussing Michelle's plight again just this morning. But now I need your help in two very important ways:
ACTION ITEM ONE:
Please pray! There's a reason the ACLU doesn't want prayer in
public places - they can't make headway on their secular, statist agenda when we pray! And Michelle Winkler needs prayers from brothers and sisters across America to stand strong tomorrow. Just imagine being in her place!
ACTION ITEM TWO:
Tell as many Christian friends as possible about this pivotal battle for the soul of our Nation, and ask them to join you in prayer! Even if you've already done some forwarding (and thank you so much for that), please do even more today!
This call to prayer must get out to a much wider audience! I cannot emphasize strongly enough what a crucially important group of cases this is! The future of American law and our precious freedom of religious expression literally hang in the balance in this small Florida Panhandle community.
Messiah's Dove Ministries
We need another -4 signatures so that we can .
Become a 'supporter' by wearing the badge opposite or sign the petition to make your voice heard.
Does this cause contain offensive or libellous content? Click here to report this cause.
Wear and promote the "Prayer is NOT a Crime!" badge.
How do I wear the badge? It's simple. Just copy and paste the code below and put in into your homepage, blog or MySpace profile.
Even better, you can put in your friends comments to make them aware of your cause! All the badges lead back to this page so your cause gets the support it needs.
Prayer is NOT a Crime! Badge:
Prayer is NOT a Crime! Text Link: