Government Banning Prayer? It’s Already Happened In This Surprising Location

(Republican Party News) – The foundation of Western civilization was, is, and always will be Christianity. It’s the faith that inspired the Founding Fathers when it came to creating our system of government. Many of them believed we could only remain a free republic if we were a moral people, and the standard of morality they held, the most superior in the world, was that contained within the Christian faith.

In recent times, our culture has abandoned the values and principles inherently contained within the faith, which might be why you have men thinking they can mutilate their bodies, take hormones and switch over to being female and vice versa. The Christian religion promotes the idea that people should be self-sufficient, take care of themselves, and only rely on other Christians, privately, when necessary. This independence and self-sufficiency is one reason the government hates them.

If someone is self-sufficient, that means they aren’t reliant on the government. Without reliance on the government, the powers-that-be cannot compel you to obey them. You are free.

This is why Leftists are so opposed to people who practice the Christian faith and why authorities in Australia are working to tell you what you can and cannot pray for, even inside your own head. Once again progressives are foregoing the warnings issued in George Orwell’s novel “1984” and are using it as a playbook to cook up “thoughtcrimes” in order to gain control.

According to The Daily Signal, “Yet a government in the Australian state of Victoria has trodden on the sacred space of one’s own inner prayers, all in the name of protecting people who identify as LGBTQ. The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act 2021, which went into effect in August 2022, forbids certain practices aimed at changing or suppressing an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation. The law also bans ‘carrying out a religious practice, including but not limited to, a prayer-based practice, a deliverance practice or an exorcism.'”

I’ve always been a believer in the idea that since much of leftism is anti-Christian, it has to be, in some way, inspired by demonic forces and entities. If that is the case, it absolutely makes sense that these forces would want to ban exorcisms, as it allows them to occupy the sacred space of a person’s soul.

The Daily Signal notes that the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has released information concerning which “prayer practices” they say comes under the jurisdiction of the ban, “with or without a LGBT person.”

The commission stated, “prayers that are directed at a person to change or suppress their sexual orientation or gender identity cause harm and are prohibited.” Some of the prayers the godless heathens have “forbidden” include asking God for “healing; ask for a person to change; ask for a person not to act on their attractions; talk about a person’s brokenness or need to repent; [and] ask for long-term celibacy.”

The commission then goes on to provide other ways that those who live in the Australian state can “continue practicing your faith without causing harm.” They suggest that Christians petition God “for guidance; that are supporting and reassuring that the person is created in their God’s image and perfect the way they are; that acknowledge their God loves the individual.”

“The commission seems oblivious to the fact that some of these condemnations and ‘suggestions’ amount to theological claims that arguably violate orthodox Christian doctrine. Christianity teaches that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), and Jesus repeatedly called on his audience to “repent and believe the Gospel” (Mark 1:15),” The Daily Signal reported.

One who reads the Bible on a regular basis and is thus familiar with its overall theme and message, is well aware that the text would not support the idea of people being “perfect the way they are,” especially when you look at passages like Ephesians 2:1-10 which clearly teaches that people are born dead in their sins. Humanity has no hope of eternal life and moral perfection without faith in Christ, which requires repentance. Repentance is not simply asking God to forgive you. It’s an acknowledgement that the way you are living is wrong and God’s way is right.

You turn from your way, and follow God’s path in obedience. That doesn’t jive well with the idea we are made perfect as we are.

“The law does not ban all calls for repentance, however; only those particularly aimed at people who identify as LGBTQ. The commission explains that ‘everyday religious activities will only be considered illegal when they meet the act’s definition of a change or suppression practice,'” the piece continues.

“To violate the law, such practices must be directed at an individual because of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity, and undertaken with the intention to change or induce that person to change or suppress his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. The commission insists that criminal penalties only apply to situations where ‘injury resulting from the practice is able to be proven, and where there is proof of criminal negligence,'” it adds.

“This law is not about stopping people from practicing or enjoying their faith, it is about preventing harm—and these practices are harmful,” the commission says.

A priest or pastor would be considered in violation of this law by encouraging a person to stay celibate should that individual admit to having same-sex attraction. Said church leader would not be considered in violation of the ban if they told the person the Bible “considers such feelings to be sinful, but does so only to convey the text’s teachings and not to change or suppress the person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.”

A major question that needs to be answered here is who gets to decide what teachings in the church constitute a violation of the law? Progressives within the government, of course. Which means it’s arbitrary and will be changed here, there, and everywhere by whoever sits on the commission.

“The law creates a civil response process by which ‘survivors’ report alleged violations to the commission, which then launches investigations. It seems the very same body that is oblivious to the centrality of repentance in Christianity would decide whether a pastor had violated the law by preaching the plain meaning of Scripture,” the report states.

Regardless of how this is viewed, the bottom line is that the Australian government is attempting to make prayer, internal petitions made to God, a potential thoughtcrime designed to shame people of faith into abandoning the truth of the Scriptures in order to appease LGBTQ individuals. Ultimately, this prevents folks from hearing the gospel and being saved. Think about that.

This ban says no to exorcisms, strikes out at prayer for sinners in need, and limits how you can preach the gospel, which means an entire group of people might not hear the message that could save their souls. This is demonic to the core.

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