By now most Virginians are familiar with the decision of Virginia State Police Superintendent W. Steven Flaherty, a political appointee of Governor Tim Kaine, to order state police chaplains to cease praying "in Christ's name." Six state police chaplains resigned their duties as chaplains over the decision (see our commentaries, here). In the beginning of October, The Family Foundation participated in a capital press conference with several pastors from around Virginia in support of the religious liberty rights of state police chaplains and to urge Governor Kaine to reverse an order telling the chaplains they can't pray "in Jesus' name."

You were faithful when we asked you to contact Governor Kaine and state police Superintendent Flaherty and urge them to reverse the chaplain prayer policy!

Now, we are asking you to consider joining other Virginians for a "Pray in Jesus Name" prayer rally, on Saturday, November 1, at the Capitol Square Bell Tower, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. (900 Bank Street) in downtown Richmond. This free, non-partisan rally will include pastors, policymakers, political, civic, and church leaders, a praise band, a gospel choir, and a time of prayer for the chaplains, our nation and our government. Please arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. so the event can begin promptly. 

You will hear the following individuals share their hearts and prayers at this event:

    » Mat Staver, Dean, Liberty University School of Law     » Dr. Rick Scarborough, Vision America     » Pastor Victor Torres, New Life International Outreach     » Bishop Darryl Husband, Mt. Olivett Church     » Delegate Charles W. "Bill" Carrico (R-5, Independence)     » Dr. Jeff Ginn, Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia      » Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, "Chaps"

For more information about this event, click here, at the Pray In Jesus Name Web site.