More than 6,000 religious conservatives gave standing ovations Friday as a diverse group of Protestant and Catholic ministers, evangelists, priests and rabbis called for America to return to God.
James Robinson speaks at the Under God:Indivisible Leadership Conference at High Point Church in Arlington Friday.
James Robison, Kenneth Copeland, John Hagee and Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, were among the speakers at the “Under God, Indivisible” rally, organized in conjunction with Glenn Beck’s three-day Restoring Love event.
Robison, a co-host of the rally at Arlington’s High Point Church, also made it clear that he believes it is time to make a change in the presidency, saying America is headed down the wrong path into crippling debt and disregard for the feelings of people of faith.
“I don’t like to call names. But I’m unhappy with the leadership,” he said in an interview. “I don’t like the prevailing worldview where they stand up there in Washington and create a kind of class warfare.”
He contends, along with other conservatives, that the wealthy are being penalized, calling it a “socialist redistribution mindset.”
Also, President Barack Obama’s support of gay marriage is a problem for most evangelicals, Robison said.
“People who have a lifestyle that’s not in line with biblical principles, we love them, we care about them but that’s not what marriage is,” Robison said.
Robison was not alone in speaking out against the Obama administration.
“This is the most important election since 1860,” Land declared. “The future of American depends on what God’s people do. If America dies, it will be from self-inflicted wounds.”
Land told the crowd that “a titanic struggle” is going on between those who have different visions about the transforming America.
“Mr. Obama was very clear about that,” Land said in an earlier interview. “He didn’t say he wanted to rebuild America. He said he wants to remake America.”
If the president’s vision is followed, Land said, it would mean diminished opportunity “where we would be dependent on the government and the government would be even more concerned about spreading the wealth around, taking from some and giving to others.
“We are at a fork in the road and once we go down that fork, it’s going to be difficult to come back.”
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Jim Jones