On Monday, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd drew international headlines for his smack-down of a local pastor and Christian radio host who attacked him during a public forum for Rudd’s support of same-sex marriage. Today that pastor, Matt Prater, who heads up some outfit called the Billion Souls Revival Prayer Team, is calling for a national day of fasting and prayer against Rudd’s reelection. Prater’s group is piggy-backing its campaign on Pope Francis’ call for prayer about the situation in Syria.
“We have a Prime Minister who has promised that if he is re-elected he will introduce ‘homosexual marriage’ within 100 days of being in office. Just as violence leads to more violence, so immorality begets more immorality. ‘Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.’ Australia has a strong Christian heritage as a nation so we ask that as you pray for peace in Syria, you also pray for revival and reformation for Australia. The Prince of Peace has all the answers for Syria and all the nations of the world. To God be the glory.”
Australia’s election is tomorrow.