Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pennsylvania Mayor Under Attack For Praying

Pennsylvania Pastors Network is supporting the civic leader servant in her time of need.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is in a quandary over its budget, as several parties are in disagreement and disarray over the city's financial state and the possibility of bankruptcy. So Mayor Linda Thompson turned to God for prayer and three days of fasting for help in deciding what to do for the city and its future.

"I would argue that that is an entirely wholesome undertaking, and she should be commended for it," contends Colin Hanna, president of the pastors network and Let Freedom Ring. "But instead, she's being chastised for it."

Atheist groups protested Thompson's efforts, and the Harrisburg mayor has been attacked for opening staff meetings with prayer.

"Every president that the nation has ever had, I think, and I am happy to say that, has encouraged the citizens of the country to pray. And there's nothing wrong with that," Hanna argues. "The notion that it is is totally twisted. What [Thompson is] doing as a mayor is the same kind of thing that presidents have done since George Washington."

The Pennsylvania Pastors Network is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons, whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of scripture and engage their congregations in taking part in the political process on a non-partisan basis.

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