March 28: Rev. Rob Schenck Makes News on His Knees
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 28, 2012 — Reverend Rob Schenck, president of Faith and Action and president of the National Clergy Council, led prayer with one of the council’s advisors, Reverend Patrick Mahoney, outside the Supreme Court on Day 3 of the historic hearings on President Obama’s healthcare law — and mainstream media noticed.
Excerpt from Rob’s interview in the Christian Post:
“On Wednesday morning, supporters of the law were chanting and banging drums near Faith and Action’s rally. As Schenck’s group began to pray, however, the counter-protesters became silent out of respect. Schenck described the scene as like the ‘sanctuary of a church.’
“‘I thought that was very impressive, very commendable of them to show that kind of courtesy even though they knew we were their opponents. … That was just a real gift to us,’ Schenck said.”
After Monday’s Supreme Court hearings, the National Clergy Council’s executive committee held an emergency meeting that included briefings by Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice. The committee resolved to take action no matter which way the Supreme Court rules on President Obama’s healthcare law.
March 30 update: Click here for Jordan Sekulow’s Washington Post article ‘Why the health care fight is also about abortion.’
Click here for Rob’s audio interview by OneNewsNow.
Here’s video of Rev. Rob Schenck reading the National Clergy Council’s statement outside the Supreme Court with executive committee members and Jordan Sekulow
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Remember, the crisis isn’t over yet. We won’t know the fate of religious freedom in America until the Supreme Court rules on the Obama healthcare cases. Meanwhile, Faith and Action, the National Clergy Council, and the National Pro-Life Center on Capitol Hill must continue fighting against President Obama’s unconstitutional orders requiring us to provide insurance policies that cover abortion-inducing drugs. For more media coverage of our faith and action at the Supreme Court, click here for reports in our Faith IN Action section.
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