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FRC's Tony Perkins Calls for Day of Prayer to Heal US

FRC's Tony Perkins Calls for Day of Prayer to Heal US
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By    |   Friday, 18 August 2017 10:50 AM

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is calling for a day of prayer to heal the divided nation.

His comments came in a statement released by the council on its website.

­ "We are a divided nation that is in crisis," he said. "We are no longer talking to each other – only screaming at one another. We are like a married couple in crisis."

His comments came after violence in Charlottesville, Virginia during protests over plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

"I understand there are strong feelings about these statues given the inflamed rhetoric that is swirling around right now," Perkins said. "However, tearing down statues and inciting violence is not the way forward.

"Where are the media’s calls to civility that they issued immediately after James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter and volunteer who came to Washington with a hit list and shot my friend (Rep.) Steve Scalise?"

Perkins, noting the divide in the nation gets deeper by the day, called for reconciliation.

"I echo the media’s message after Steve Scalise was shot; ratchet down the rhetoric," he said. "But I add that we should go a step further this time and let us take a day to seek God and pray for him to bring healing to our nation."

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Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is calling for a day of prayer to heal the divided nation.His comments came in a statement released by the council on its website.
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