By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country
The conservative Christian group Liberty Counsel, affiliated with the late Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, has launched an "Adopt a Liberal" program in response to last year's Democratic takeover of Washington. The program is urging adoption of President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, among others (full list after the jump).
Here's how it works, according to Liberty Counsel's website:
Pick one or more of the liberals from the list . . . or choose your own liberal(s) to adopt. If you are led to choose one or more of the liberals we have selected for consideration, please read their brief biographical statement, including the reasons they stand in need of prayer . . . .
Please pray daily for the liberal(s) of your choice, so each can become a good influence on our Nation's culture. Prayer is powerful! It allows God to change the minds of those for whom we are praying. In fact, we fully expect that many of our adoptees will "graduate" from this prayer program with vivid testimonies of God having changed their lives and worldviews!
We will continue to add new subjects to our Adopt a Liberal program. Please feel free to nominate one or more liberals for prayer by emailing us at liberty@LC.org, giving us the reasons you feel they qualify for the program.
Here are the program's adoptees so far:
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Congressman Barney Frank
- Director John Holdren
- Mr. Barry Lynn
- Secretary Janet Napolitano
- President Barack Obama
- Senator Harry Reid
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi
- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Senator Olympia Snowe
- The "Unknown Liberal"
Americans United for Separation of Church and State, whose president, Barry Lynn, is among the adoptees, issued a "thank you" statement to Liberty Counsel yesterday: "Recently, two Religious Right activists, Gordon James Klingenschmitt of Colorado and the Rev. Wiley Drake of California, have announced that they are praying for Lynn's death. Lynn said he much prefers the approach of the Liberty Counsel."