Keep those prayer sign-ups a-comin'! At the end of Day 6 of Charity, Clarity, Chastity, our event in reparation for WorldPride, we're encouraged to see that volunteers have provided round-the-clock prayer coverage every day so far. More than half of the slots – which are weighted toward the coming weekend – have already been filled.
And that's just the people who've been able to make a full commitment. We know and very much appreciate that there are plenty of others who have been praying and fasting for the three intentions without going through the online sign-up.
To our dismay, though, we've learned that the WorldPride Parade has been moved up from 2 pm EDT to 1 pm. Say its organizers, "That's right- due to overwhelming enthusiasm from our communities, parade entrants have surpassed our expectations and we're starting the parade an hour early!"
Now, this has never been a numbers competition between our side and the marchers. All along we expected the Pride revellers to vastly outnumber the people joined in prayers of reparation. Our event has never been meant as a defiant "We'll show 'em!" True, we will not bend to the misguided ideology of Pride, but our contest is not about who's stronger in terms the world can understand.
No, this is a spiritual battle.