Religious Conservatives Rally In Arlington – Kingdom Baptist Reproves Ecumenism

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BY JIM JONES – Special to the Star-Telegram – ARLINGTON — More than 6,000 religious conservatives gave standing ovations Friday as a diverse group of Protestant and Catholic ministers, evangelists, priests and rabbis called for America to return to God. James Robison, Kenneth Copeland, John Hagee and Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, were among the speakers at the “Under God, Indivisible” rally, organized in conjunction with Glenn Beck’s three-day Restoring Love event. Robison, a co-host of the rally at Arlington’s High Point Church, also made it clear that he believes it is time to make a change in the presidency, saying America is headed down the wrong path into crippling debt and disregard for the feelings of people of faith…Beck, one of Obama’s most vehement critics, was one of the final speakers. He said that 30,000 people had spread out across the Dallas-Fort Worth area Friday to do good deeds as part of the Restoring Love weekend organized by his Mercury One nonprofit. “I’m a Mormon alcoholic,” Beck said, urging those present to join in the effort to turn America back to God. “With the atonement, I have conquered my problem,” he said of his alcoholism. Robison called it a “supernatural act of God” that such diverse but like-minded religious leaders were at the event. Among the speakers was Rabbi Aryeh Spero, president of Caucus for America, a conservative New York area group that advocates restoration of Judeo-Christian principles. Also speaking was the Rev. Robert Serico, a Catholic priest from Grand Rapids, Mich., founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, which supports free enterprise. Outside the church, people identifying themselves as members of the Kingdom Baptist Church quietly protested. A news release from the group said it was “indeed a great error to associate with Mormons and permit Catholic priests … and Jewish rabbis to speak from the pulpit of a professing Christian evangelical church’…”

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