Posted on 04 May 2012.
(Written by Elmer Brown)
WHERE ARE ALL THE CLERGY? The 61st Annual local National Day of Prayer service was held at Historic Pole Green Park on Thursday May 3rd. On behalf of the Christian Community, I’d like to thank the clergy that were present and/or participated in the service. Clergy I noted were from Hanover Church of the Nazarene, Fellowship Community Church, Church of the Redeemer, Hospital Chaplains, and Independent Baptist affiliates. Sorry if I missed anyone.
Historic Pole green Church is the boyhood Church of Patrick Henry (remember “Give me Liberty or Give me Death”) and a bastion of Religious Freedom and Civil Liberties. So I have to ponder, why would the hundreds of local Clergy that were MIA not partake in this very powerful National Day of Prayer Service at such a deeply enriched site of religious history? The service was advertised all over social media, print media, via flyer or letter to the local Clergy, and even some phone calls to them. Were they “too busy”? Afraid of “losing their tax-exempt status”? (really the government’s way of keeping them silenced), holding prayer services in their own Churches? (Commendable), or just plain clueless?
America is facing crisis of epic proportions! Without more Clergy that will have the courage to get engaged in the community and come out, speak up, and get back to preaching and teaching about the downsides of the massive moral, financial, social, spiritual, and political decay we are experiencing, all hope is lost!
If your Clergy did not partake in the National Day of Prayer in any way or at least inform his or her parishioners about it, I would encourage you to ask them, WHY NOT? God Bless America, please!
Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.
Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.