Religious liberty links, Oct 20: DC 40 returns; current election is “apocalyptic,” and more

Yes, the people behind DC 40 are at it again. They are coming to DC near Samhain to take a turn leading worship at David’s Tent, a group that is conducting continuous worship on the Ellipse near the White House until Election Day. It looks like the DC 40 team is taking four shifts from October 24th to the 27th, including a “drum circle” on the 27th.

The previous email update from DC 40 organizer James Nesbit directed followers to pray for the purpose of “Dismantling …

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Press Release: DC Pagans to Hold Halloween Ceremony

DC Pagans to Hold Halloween Ceremony Countering the
New Apostolic Reformation Cursing Prayer Campaign
On October 30th in Lafayette Square Park

Silver Spring, MD, October 19th, 2011   Priestesses and priests from the Washington, DC Pagan community will hold a Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom in Lafayette Square Park across from the White House on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, as a protest to the New Apostolic Reformation’s 51-day prayer campaign targeting Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Druids, Heathens, and other Goddess-worshipers nationwide.

The New Apostolic Reformation …

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Shorter version of Peter Wagner: We honor you so much we want to convert you.

C. Peter Wagner, a founder of the New Apostolic Reformation, was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air yesterday. Since Rachel Tabachnik had just been on Fresh Air and did a great job of explaining what the NAR is and why she and others are concerned about its intentions, I expected this to be an attempt at damage control. It was not a very successful one. Wagner tried to “spin” some of the conversation by shifting his vocabulary to the newer, less-inflammatory terms the NAR is trying …

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DC 40 Prayer Guide Parts 2 and 3

DC 40 has released the second and third parts of the prayer guide meant to coordinate the prayers of the national effort. It includes suggested prayers against pluralism and tolerance, with specific days about Freemasonry, Islam, “Baal worship,” public schools, and the environmental movement. Several themes from the first part show up here again as well, with the overall result being promotion of a culture and society that are permeated by extremely conservative Christian attitudes and requirements.

Day 13 is set aside for prayer against “Thinking …

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DC 40 Releases First Part of Prayer Guide

Although James Nesbit, director of DC 40, spent as much space in his newsletter yesterday addressing Pagans as he did writing to his own followers, he also announced the release of the first part of the DC 40 prayer guide, which demonstrates the initiative’s commitment to the principles of Christian Dominionism.

The guide is entitled Declaration of Dependence: How To Heal Our Nation Through Prayer and written by Dr. Marlene McMillan. It is also being released as a book, but the PDF “sneak peek” on the …

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DC40 Writes: “The point is our intent. Intent is a force.”

The latest announcement from leaders of the DC40 initiative makes it clear that they want to try to use focused intent to create change – what most Pagans would describe as magic. As part of their effort to affect “the spiritual atmosphere” over DC, they now ask followers to use mobile devices to “release the frequency of oxygen” by using an app to play the sound of a ringing bell every hour.

James Nesbit, one of the people maintaining the email list for people who want …

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