Cross-posted from the new FRCBlog.com.
Pastor Lusk just kicked off JS3 after being greeted by his congregation by an enthusiastic standing ovation — Now they are standing for Tony after Pastor Lusk gave said he had recently been here and “set our souls on fire” from the pulpit.
Senator Santorum — no better place than Philly to talk about liberty. Freedom is at risk because of liberal activist judges on the Supreme Court. Must confirm Judge Alito. . .but Democrats on the judiciary committee are poised to drag the hearings into the gutter. This is our generation’s watch.
Alveda King began by singing and then again concluded by leading the audience in “We Shall Overcome.”
Pastor Lusk now speaking. . . .Psalms says: if the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do. Hosting this event has been interesting. “I’ve been called everyting but the child of God.” Sell-out, Uncle Tom, a maverick to the black church.
Pro -life? Then I’m a maverick.
If being a maverick means supporting the original intent of God Almighty to have a husband and a wife.
Then I want you to mark right next to my name: Herbert Lusk II — maverick.
The foundations are being tampered with. 55 of the original signers of our Constitution were men of God. Like never before: hostility against the people of God.
I may not speak for all Black people; but there’s some Black folk I speak for (standing o again) We will not go down lightly.
Looking at this thing, maybe we ought to just wave the white flag —
The audience: No!
Maybe we out to cry uncle —
The fact of the matter is the foundations will not be destroyed because Jesus said: upon this rock I will build my church.
First of all: be careful how you fool around with the church.
Dr. Dobson up now: “You folks have got my blood going!”
Let me enter into a dialogue with you: do you believe school children should be able to read the Bible in school?
Pray in school? At Graduation? At sporting events?
Do you resent that the courts have made that impossible?
Do you believe that every child should be protected and welcomed into this world and given a chance at life?
Dr. Dobson now saying he believes Judge Alito will be an originalist — the Democrats planning to try to defeat him. “I urge you to contact your Senators and tell them two things –1) Do not filibuster
DO NOT FILIBUSTER!
and 2) give him the courtesy of an up or down vote.
Dr. Falwell now speaking.
I’ve never looked on abortion and family values as a political issue — these are moral issues. If the church is not going to speak about those issues, then what are they going to speak about?
Everybody has two US Senators — if you don’t know who they are, you ought to repent first (laughter), then call them and urge them to confirm Judge Alito.
There could be a reconstruction of the United States Supreme Court in our lifetime. What a wonderful thing that would be.
Tony now speaking. I want to challenge you to pray.
We need to be praying for our nation, for those in authority: we need to pray for those who curse us. Let’s pray for those who say we shouldn’t be here; who want to take away your voice.
Psalm 122 instructs us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Asks everyone to go to www.frc.org and sign up for the Prayer Team — and commit to praying intently for our nation for the next 21 days.
And sign up for the Washington Update.
After you pray, get up from your knees, and take action.
People are saying we are intolerant: what are they talking about? We’re the country people are coming to to worship as they want to!
Abortion isn’t a white man’s issue.
Don’t spit in my face and call it rain.
Stand up now and be the people God has called you to be. This is our time.
Tony said that we couldn’t end without doing what we are calling people to do: to pray. Now a large group of pastors — both Black pastors and White pastors gathered together at the altar, leading the congregation in prayer. It’s quite a sight.