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THE CAPITOL HILL PRAYER ALERT

June 14th, 1999 Also see June 4th, 1999

Hormel Appointment: A Preview
Of Washington For Next 18 Months
Clinton Contempt, Manipulation of Congress Will Accelerate

"My people have exchanged their Glory for worthless idols. Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with great horror"(Jer 2:11-12).

Overview:

President Clinton, in a brazen act of contempt for Congress, took advantage of Congress' weeklong break by using his "recess appointment" powers to appoint homosexual multimillionaire activist James Hormel as Ambassador to Luxembourg. Hormel, an heir to the Hormel meat fortune, has served as Clinton's appointee to various United Nations delegations. Clinton previously nominated Hormel to become Ambassador to Fiji, but withdrew the nomination after it was discovered that the island nation punishes individuals found guilty of sodomy with a 14-year prison sentence.

  • Hormel is best known for his lavish giving to the Democratic Party and extremist homosexual causes. He was one of several businessmen personally solicited by Al Gore during Gore's spate of questionable and/or illegal fundraising operations during the 1996 campaign. A founding member of the Human Rights Campaign, Hormel endowed the "Gay and Lesbian" Center (named after him) at the San Francisco Library (the center is filled with homosexual pornography and materials that are blatantly anti-Christian, pro-pedophilia and pro-incest). Hormel is a leader in the fight for public acceptance of same-sex marriage and has been especially active in efforts promoting homosexual education in public elementary schools.

  • Hormel, who will be accompanied to Luxembourg by his live-in homosexual partner, has openly mocked Christians and especially Catholics. Luxembourg is 97% Catholic. It is well known that Hormel plans to use his new platform to advance the homosexual agenda at home and abroad.

  • Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, under pressure from conservative colleagues, has intentionally withheld Hormel's nomination from consideration by the full Senate, where vote counters say there is sufficient support for confirmation. The nomination received voice-vote approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in late 1997.

  • Calling the Hormel appointment "highly inappropriate," Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has threatened to filibuster "every single presidential nomination" to protest the President's sly, though not illegal, recess appointment. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) set a precedent for such action in 1995 in an attempt to insure that Ronald Reagan would refrain from such "recess appointments." Sen. Lott, who originally told reporters he would not support Inhofe's action, has apparently changed his mind. If Lott follows through, this would affect all future Clinton appointments and the 149 appointees now awaiting confirmation.

  • The White House, as always, has attempted to focus attention away from its own actions. Going on the attack, White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart accused the Senate in general - and Sen. Inhofe in particular -- of homophobia. Said Lockhart: "This is about Sen. Inhofe, who believes that Mr. Hormel should not be able to serve as ambassador to Luxembourg for one simple reason -- because he's gay" (UPI 6/9/99).

In its own inimitable style, the White House has found a pseudo-moral position from which it can put pro-biblical values congressmen on the defensive. Just as Clinton shamelessly exploited the Columbine tragedy to bash the NRA and promote his unconstitutional gun-control agenda, just as he used the White House public relations machine to destroy Kenneth Starr 's public image, he has again, in this case, used quasi-legal tactics to implement his agenda. With the "successful" conclusion of an illegal war under his belt, we can expect the number of similarly shameless initiatives from this president to increase during the next one and one-half years. The Clinton Administration will test its limits. It will find out just how numb the American people have really become and how far it can go without meaningful resistance. Unless Christians pray and take greater action than they have during the past 6 1/2 years, things will get even worse in the next 18 months.

If a majority of our Senators remain mute and fail to support Senator Inhofe (who is nearly alone in standing up for what is right), Congressional Democrats will quickly follow with more pro-sodomy legislation such as ENDA (not yet introduced but planned) and the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (S. 622 & H.R. 1082). In April, after having ordered the bombing of Kosovo, President Clinton urged Congress to pass "hate crimes" laws that would make homosexuals a special, protected class of Americans. Clinton pledged to change "the mind, the heart and the habits" of people who "hate" homosexuals, comparing such "hatred" to the violence in Kosovo and Rwanda. (Culture Facts, 4/8/99)

Please join us in agreeing prayer:

Lord, STAND with Senator Inhofe. Make him UNMOVEABLE! Cause our Senators, too, to stand up for RIGHTEOUSNESS. Lord, AWAKEN Your Church! May your people REPENT for their SILENCE & ARISE to PROCLAIM YOUR WORD! Cause America to say NO! to the advancing homosexual agenda, lest sodomy destroy our nation and the guilt be charged to our account. In Jesus Name, AMEN! (Lev 18:22, 24-26; Ps 9:17; Pr 28:4; Jer 1:7-10; 23:22-23; Ez 3:18-19; 8:3-11; Dan 11:32-33; Mt 28:18-20; Rom 1:16; Tit 2:11-12)


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