‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston | Baptist Press

Baptist PressHOUSTON (BP) — As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the battle also were crying out for the church to repent for its retreat from the public square and its role as the public conscience.

Part revival meeting, part civics lesson, the “I Stand Sunday” rally Nov. 2 in Houston drew more than 6,000 people to Grace Community Church, led by one of five ministers subpoenaed for their role in a legal fight against city hall. An additional 300 churches and 765 homes logged into the live stream webcast.

“We are in this place in America today not because of the mayor of Houston. It is not because of what she did. It is because of what so many people in our churches have failed to do,” Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and a former Baptist pastor, told the audience. Continue reading →



  1. dr. james willingham

    Wonder if anyone in the great crowd of Baptist ever hear of Elijah Craig who served as Chairman of a Committee of Baptists in Virginia who called on the colonial legislators and made an agreement that in exchange for their freedom to practice their faith, the Baptist ministers would go back to their communities and encourage their young men to enlist in the Patriots Cause. In Craig’s case one wonders how much he had to do with the fact that one whole Regiment of Virginia Colonial Militia (about 2000 men) consisted of nothing but Craigs, from the lowliest private right up to the highest officers. I stumbled across that fact in a volume of the DAR in the State Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. A friend of mine, the late Rev. Donald Lee Craig, was a descendant of Elder Elijah Craig. In any case, where was the IRS and LBJ’s stupid law, when the preachers advised their young men to take up arms against a duly constituted government, a parliamentary monarchy, no less? And what do the preachers have to say to that who today want to give up their religious freedom out of apprehension of a the threats of the IRS?

  2. Lou

    [Greets, SBC. Great blog. Check this out – what I ran into on the amazing web. Lord bless.]

    The hot-to-trot Mare (!) of Houston had better not horse around with real Christians if she doesn’t want to be put out to pasture. She needs to gallup to Google and eyeball “USA – from Puritans to Impure-itans!”

    (For more on the Mare’s inspiration, Google “The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up.”)

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