Same-Sex Marriage on the 2012 Ballot  Marriage, a perennial issue on statewide ballots over the past decade, is back before voters again in 2012. It is on the ballot in four states in November 2012, although there are several new spins on this old theme this year.

Marriage appeared on the primary ballot in North Carolina, where voters approved a constitutional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman in May 2012.

The states voting on marriage in 2012 can be found:


The Miracle of Life

Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

Standing with God on the miracle and sanctity of life.  It is estimated that since Roe vs Wade in 1973, abortion has taken the innocent lives of over 50 million babies. This is more lives than all the lives lost in our military from all the wars fought to date. 

God is the creator of life in the womb giving each individual a destiny. He is also a God of mercy and grace forgiving even the most heinous of crimes when there is genuine repentance. If you have had an abortion, forgiveness is yours for the asking. 

Jane Roe who is actually Norma McCorvey changed her mind about abortion after she had a religious conversion. So changed is she, that she was arrested protesting an Obama speech on abortion.

The law that was put in place in 1973 has a foundation of deception. McCorvey claims she was a pawn of two ambitious lawyers, Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee, who were looking for a plaintiff with whom they could challenge the Texas law prohibiting abortion. 

The case, which claimed McCorvey had been impregnated as a result of a rape, took three year to reach the high court. McCorvey gave birth to a baby girl while awaiting the ruling and signed her over for adoption. She later recanted the rape story that was the basis of Roe v. Wade. 

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Liberals love using the rape issue to support their “choice” to kill babies. In reality only 0.3% of all abortions are performed because of rape. In truth 98% of all abortions are performed for convenience sake. 

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The Bible has much to say about the sanctity of life in the womb. 

Exodus 20:13  "You shall not murder."

Exodus 21:22-23   "If men strive and strike a pregnant woman, so that her child comes out, and there is no injury, he shall surely be punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him. And he shall pay as the judges say. And if any injury occurs, then you shall give life for life."

Psalm 127:3  "Behold, children are a   
gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward."

Proverbs 6:16-19  "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."

Isaiah 44:24  "Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone."

For those that might say that the Old Testament is irrelevant on the issue of abortion; let’s look then to what our Christian forefathers had to say on the subject.

Early church leaders recognized the Bible’s prohibition of abortion:

As the church began to spread to the Gentile cultures church leaders and others consistently forbade the practice of abortion based upon their understanding of the Bible.

”Thou shalt not slay the child by procuring abortion; nor, again, shalt thou destroy it after it is born” (Letter of Barnabas 19 from 74 AD).

“You shall not procure abortion, nor destroy a newborn child” (Didache 2:1 from 150 AD).

“There are some women among you who by drinking special potions extinguish the life of the future human in their very bowels, thus committing murder before they even give birth.” (Mark Felix, Christian Lawyer, Octavius chap. 30 from 170 AD).

”The law of Moses, indeed, punishes with due penalties the man who shall cause abortion (see Ex. 21:22) Tertullian, 210 AD.

“Now we allow that life begins with conception because we contend that the soul also begins from conception; life taking its commencement at the same moment and place that the soul does” (Tertullian, Apology 27 from 210 AD).

”The law, moreover enjoins us to bring up all our offspring, and forbids women to cause abortion of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears to have so done, she will be a murderer of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing humankind.” (The Works of Josephus, Flavius Josephus Against Apion, Book II, 25).

For an excellent and thorough article on the biblical perspective on abortion see:

May “change” come to this nation because “we the people” make a “choice” for righteousness and cast our ballots for those men and woman who will uphold the biblical principles of supporting Israel, defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, of protecting the life of a child in the womb of its mother. And may this great country of our remain “One nation under God”.

Pray for America!

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Be Blessed!

Rev. Marjorie ​

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This month’s newsletter is going to use Billy Graham’s message to the nation as a spring board for a wake up call to the voters of America concerning the biblical principles that Mr. Graham sites. This ministry believes that in order for our Nation to remain one nation under God we must position ourselves under His rule and obey His principles and instructions above the rule of man.

A Message for the Nation From Billy Graham:  The legacy that we leave behind to our children, grandchildren and this great Nation is crucial. As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election could be my last. I believe that it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the Nation of Israel.  I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman. Vote for biblical values this November 6th, and pray with me that America will remain one nation under God.

Billy Graham


Keys to the Nations Prosperity:  In the word of God we have been given a mandate to bless Israel and pray for peace in Jerusalem. We hear a lot about change in this country. Real change will only come when we do it the Lords way. The Lord spoke to Abram and said this concerning the nation that would come from his loins.

Gen 12:3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.  

The psalmist instructs us further: Psa 122:6  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee.  

America has been a prosperous and powerful nation in the world. It has been a homeland and safe place for the Jews; as well as a loyal ally to the state of Israel. Our economic decline is directly related to our dealings with Israel, and how like Israel we have sinned against our creator.

History bares witness to the reality of the above scripture. Superpower Nations have fallen because of the reality of this curse. 


In addition Jonathan Cahn in his book “The Harginger” calls for America to wake up and understand the judgments of the Lord upon this land are a call for repentance. He makes a point that America is following the same pattern as Israel. This is a must read for every American.  

See Jonathan Cahn on Sid Roth:

For further look at the consequences of cursing Israel I highly recommend the book “Eye to Eye” by White House correspondent William Koenig.

For this Nation of ours to prosper it behooves us to bless the nation of Israel, which is contrary to what took place at the United Nations on October 16th. Our UN ambassador Sandra Rice made an official statement, “The US does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlement activity, and will continue to oppose any efforts to legalize outposts.” Speaking at the Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East, Rice emphasized: “The fate of existing settlements must be dealt with by the parties along with other permanent-status issues.” Statements like this are “land for peace statements”, which are contrary to the biblical narrative. This sounds to me like another “harbinger” in the making. 

Connecting the Dots: A call to prayer has gone out from this ministry for the Lord to have mercy upon this nation, concerning the approaching tropical storm Sandy, that is heading for the east coast. Sandy is being called “a perfect storm” and seems to have the signature of the Lord upon it. His signature of blessing and of curse is that of the number seven and any multiple thereof. (remember the stock market crash had His signature 777) 

According to meteorologists the rare weather conditions that create a “perfect storm” only happen every 100 years or so. However a “perfect storm” hit America just 21 (7X3) years ago.

It was reported to be the most powerful storm ever affecting the east coast from Maine to Florida. Then President George H. W. Bush’s own home in Maine was heavily damaged. The worst storm in our countries history, up until that time, followed the Israeli “land for peace talks” that were held on US soil during the Madrid conference of1991. 

One of the many statements that President Bush made at that time, was, “We believe territorial compromise is essential for peace”. This statement is very much like the recent statement made in the UN by Sandra Rice. Is another “perfect storm” following “land for peace talk” a coincidence? You decide. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and cast your vote for those that will support Israel.


If we are to remain “One Nation under God” we must be a nation that will honor the Lord and obey His Word. We must learn to love what He loves and hate what He hates. We must as a nation repent of our sins against Him and conform to His ways. As a nation our laws should not be in opposition to His guidance and instruction found in the Old and the New Testaments. One of the key issues in this election for some states will be the defining of the word marriage.  

Genesis 2:18 “Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’” ~ Then the Lord created woman…a helper fit for the man." 

Genesis 1:27-28  "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

It is clear in scripture that marriage was instituted by God and very clear that it is between a man and a woman.

1 Corinthians 7:2  "But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband."

To change the biblical meaning of marriage to mean something other than a union between one man and one woman is in opposition to a Holy God who created Adam and Eve and instituted the first union of marriage between one man and one woman. 

1828 Webster’s definition of marriage is as follows : The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life… Regardless of how one might feel about the rights of two individuals of the same sex wanting to have a life together, their union is not and will never be a marriage by the biblical definition. Powerful gay activists push for same sex marriage laws that actually work to undermine and destroy Christian doctrine. We who continue to stand up for the Christian definition of marriage as one man and one woman are then considered to be homophobic and hateful. When in fact just the opposite is true; we are defending Christian doctrine and our love for the Lord who has created us in His image. 

At present there are 42 states that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Thirty one states have added amendments banning same sex unions to their constitutions. There are eight states that recognize or will soon recognize same sex marriages, and a total of six plus the District of Columbia that recognize some form of same-sex civil unions or domestic partnerships. The following map is a visual of where we are today concerning same sex partnerships in the United States.

Laws regarding same-sex partnerships in the United States

Same-sex marriage

Unions granting rights similar to marriage

Legislation granting limited/enumerated rights

Same-sex marriages performed elsewhere recognized

No specific prohibition or recognition of same-sex
marriages or unions.

State statute bans same-sex marriage

State constitution bans same-sex marriage

State constitution bans same-sex marriage and some or all other kinds of same-sex unions.


Sound the Alarm!!!

"Blow you the trumpet in Zion,

and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:

let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:

for the day of the LORD comes,

for it is near at hand" Joel 2:1

      Headline:    Voting for Biblical Principals
October 2012
Sweet Manna Ministries