It seems much of the nation has been on pause this week, despite plenty of political controversies, as we somberly watch large areas of Southern California burn to the ground.
Since one of the impacted areas is Malibu, many celebrities are sharing that they’ve been evacuated and even lost personal property in the fires.
Christian actress and producer Roma Downey, who was among those evacuated, took to social media to share the on-the-ground reality of the rush to flee the fires and earnestly request prayers for all those affected–and those fighting to put out the fire and keep as many people as possible safe from its destructive path.
Downey shared a striking photograph of the smoke in the area as she and her family left Malibu on Instagram Friday.
“Pulling out of my driveway with my two big dogs in the back. Malibu fire evacuation. Please pray for our community and the safety of our first responders,” she wrote.
On Saturday, she shared another striking picture and reiterated her prayer request.
“It took four hours to escape Malibu. But we are safe thank God and our dogs are safe Our street is on fire. So I hope our home survives. It’s was apocalyptic and moved so fast,” she wrote.
“Thanks so much to all our friends for reaching out. We appreciate the love and concern. Please Keep praying for all first responders and fire fighters that they are safe and protected, we are out but they are still there,” Downey continued.
Times like these we are reminded that, despite our vast differences in wealth, fame, success, and ideological viewpoints, we are all Americans.
Please pray for those affected, and pray for those putting their lives on the line to keep people safe.
LA County Now Lifting Ban On Indoor Worship Services ‘To Align With Recent SCOTUS Rulings’
Los Angeles County has decided to finally follow the Constitution and honor the First Amendment right of freedom of religion — a right handed down by God Himself — and lift a ban on indoor church worship services over the weekend after recent Supreme Court rulings in favor of houses of worship. Gee, how nice of them to allow folks to do what God commands them to do and hold services inside a building like normal people. This should never have been something that needed a Supreme Court ruling. The Constitution is pretty clear that the right to freely expression religion is protected. via Daily Wire: “The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with recent Supreme Court rulings for places of worship,” the county said in a press release Saturday. “Places of worship are permitted to offer faith-based services both indoors and outdoors with mandatory physical distancing and face coverings over both the nose and mouth that must be worn at all times while on site. Places of worship must also assure that attendance does not exceed the number of people who can be accommodated while maintaining a physical distance of six feet between separate households.” “Public Health strongly recommends that places of worship continue to hold services outdoors, with physical distancing and the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community,” the release continued. “Because Los Angeles County is experiencing an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community is critical. This is an absolute win for religious liberty, one of the most important and fundamental rights our republic was established upon. In fact, it was our forefathers seeking after religious…
Catholic Priest Says A Prayer For ‘Unborn Child In The Womb’ During The DNC
A Catholic priest who was called upon to deliver a prayer during the Democratic National Convention no doubt made quite a few folks very, very angry by praying for and making a plea on behalf of unborn children at the end of the event. Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who has caused quite a stir in the Catholic Church for his writings about gay and transgender issues, prayed that folks who were watching the event would open their hearts to “those most in need,” which included “the unborn child in the womb.” Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “Help to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome,” he said. Martin confirmed to the Washington Examiner earlier in the week that his prayer would contain explicit references to the unborn. Although a hot-button issue for much of the Democratic primary, abortion did not play a major role in the Democratic convention. Aside from Martin’s prayer, the issue received only minimal attention, with some speakers mentioning it in their speeches. Republicans, by contrast, are gearing up to make a major issue of abortion at the Republican National Convention next week. In addition to several anti-abortion speakers, the Republican National Committee invited Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, to deliver the convention’s opening prayer. Dolan has previously done so at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, during which he prayed for the protection of the unborn. At the end of the day, abortion is one of the most critical issues to face our culture in modern history. The reason, of course, is because fundamentally, at the core of the issue, is the defense of the most basic right we all have. The God-given right to exist, to live. If we cannot…
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