Skip to comments.Memorial Day address from church at Nashville, Indiana (MUST READ)
Posted on 06/05/2012 7:07:00 PM PDT by girlangler
By Rev. John Prather,
< The speech you are about to hear may not reflect the views of Grace United Methodist Church, or of the world wide United Methodist Church, or of my Bishop. Indeed I hope my Bishop never reads it.>
< I am not here as a pastor, or a Methodist, but as a veteran, a citizen and a neighbor and I speak only for myself. And yet I believe I have the right to speak because I have served my country, and I have always sought to be a good citizen and a good neighbor.>
< And as I have been a keen observer of recent history I also believe I may have something worthwhile to say.>
< I was tempted to spruce up some patriotic platitudes, add a couple of tear jerking stories, throw in a little humor, and send you all home to your beer and barbeque. But I fear for the nation that I love, and I have been silent too long, and there just may be a chance that some of you will see it the way I see it. So lets saddle up and lock and load.>
The protestors got their way and we abandoned South Vietnam and even now few people know that many more lives were lost in the first two years of the peace that the protestors won, than in the entire course of the war.>
<1960 America was the America of the yellow footprints because those yellow footprints were only our nations values, principles, and attitudes of the heart writ small so we dumb Jarheads could follow them. And 2012 America is the America of the yellow brick road with all the isms providing new values, principles and attitudes of the heart to replace those of the yellow footprints. Now I do not want to overwhelm you with statistics.>
< But if you are following those yellow footprints you know that history demonstrates, and reason demands, that a free and civil nation can only be built and maintained by stable families, the kind we once had in yellow footprints America. And you will know that most of the alarming increase in crime, drugs, poverty, immorality, and government dependency that afflict yellow brick road America are a direct result of our inability to make marriages and raise our own children. And you will further conclude that we can no longer make marriages and raise our own children because there is nothing in the isms along the yellow brick road that encourages us to do so, and much that has been destructive of the family.>
Thanks....Know that church.
Thanks for posting. It’s a good read.
Thank you for posting this excellent Memorial Day sermon.
History lesson for the preacher: in 1960, the Methodist Church had not become “United”, there were no women in the pulpit of the Methodist Church and no discussion of accepting homosexual “marriage”. Add those little nuggets of context to his comments on the family and it’s a sure bet he doesn’t want his bishop reading the sermon.
Brilliant! Thanks for posting.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks for the ping to this excellent sermon.
BTTT way to thank you for the ping to this most poignant sermon.
Thanks for the ping, FRiend.
Thanks for the ping!