Watchmen On the Wall - FRC

Prayer Targets: Manipulation, Censorship; Banning Life-saving Truth; Biblical Political Activism

July 24, 2019

For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13:8 ESV
 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 KJV 

Dear Praying Friends,

In a Christian Post op-ed last August, D. James Kennedy Ministries’ Jerry Newcombe catalogued a number of evidences of censorship targeting conservatives and Christians by America’s social media giants.

Almost a year later, the evidence of abuse only continues to mount. Given the dependence of the American people upon Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other programs and engines created and manipulated by these tech giants, nearly all of whom have their own left-leaning political agendas, it is easy to see how these powerful organizations can heavily influence public thinking, spending, views on morality, religion, political view, voting, pretty much everything!  Much has been written and aired about the impact of Russia’s attempt to use social media to impact our 2016 elections. But Americans should be more concerned over U.S. based tech giants using their extraordinary technological skills and algorithmic masteries to secretly, subtly, subliminally and sometimes openly manipulates the minds of American men and women, boys and girls.

Is this the prerogative of a legitimate search engine? Unsuspecting Americans are steered away from Christian and conservative biblical worldview news, commentary and advice. Instead they are steered to news and opinion detrimental to their spiritual, mental, and physical health and welfare. The needy, troubled, and spiritually ill are prevented from getting the spiritual and moral information and wisdom that could save their sanity, their lives, their families, their jobs and even impact their souls . This is an outrageous violation of the public’s trust. It is nothing less than manipulation and mind control and an insidious effort subliminally to manipulate the lives of the American people and the destiny of our nation. This should drive us to pray for our affected nation.

Father, bring correction to these organizations and their leaders. May Americans understand that they are receiving tainted intellectual and spiritual goods from these organizations and take care. Raise up strong competitors who will not seek not to manipulate the public, but will choose to present honorable products, worthy of our trust. Protect American voters, let information consumers be wary and find unfiltered truth regarding the candidates and issues in the important 2020 election and every election going forward. Protect us from both governments and big business gone awry and help us to draw near to you!

Finally, readers, please add these matters to your prayer list: 1) Amazon Book BanningThe world’s largest book and online merchandise department store has banned some books which advocate for and might provide help to people who identify as LGBT. In banning these books, Amazon is promoting confusion and iscontributing to the self-destruction of the gender confused. Amazon’s actions are not only harmful to these needy individuals but is anti-Christian in their rejection of the gospel truth that Jesus came to save, forgive, and transform the hearts, minds and lives of those who are caught up in every kind of sin and confusion. . In a second blog, he highlighted the first authors banned by Amazon:  Dr. Joseph Nicolosi’s Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality: A New Clinical Approach and Dr. Nicolosi and Linda Ames Nicolosi’s A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. Already 18 states and DC have bought into the idea that persons who identify as LGBT cannot change, though science says the opposite, and have outlawed counseling to help them. Many parents must take their troubled children outside their own state to get help! (Take time to hear Tony Perkins discuss these matters with Rep Vicky Hartzler and FRC Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg on Washington Watch) 2) The American College of Pediatricians has warned the U.S. Surgeon General that “hormonal and surgery interventions” are harmful for gender-confused children. Pray that doctors, parents, and citizens will heed this warning and reject this violation of God-given biological gender. 3) We are highlighting again the need to pray for God-fearing Americans to understand the Biblical Principles for Political Engagement: Worldview, Issues, and Voting (download) and take part in or start and lead a prayer or community impact group to do what they can to motivate and activate fellow believers. “Ye are the salt of the earth and the light of the world!” 4) Yesterday, U.S. House of Representatives leadership refused for the 75th time to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the floor for debate and a vote, once again denying mandatory medical care for children born alive after a botched abortion (see End Birthday Abortions). 5) Jeanne Mancini, former Director of FRC’s Center for Human Dignity and now President of the March for Life, says the issue of abortion could be a big election issue in 2020. 6) Chinese schools are urging children to report their Christian relatives, warning that   'Christianity is an Evil Cult'. 7) Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is asking the court to end this latest harassment over his beliefs. (1 Chr 29:11;  Job 36:9-11; Ps 35:19-20; Ps 89:11; Pr 1:3-5; Pr 22:3; Mt 24:4, 11; 2 Tim 4:2; 1 Jn 3:7)

So much more to pray for. We must pray as led by the Lord. Thank you for praying!