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Greg Laurie "Won't Back Down" from National Day of Prayer

California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie is determined to lead the National Day of Prayer event in Washington, D.C. despite homosexual activists’ demands that he step down. In the past few days, LGBT organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign have called for Laurie to be “uninvited” from speaking because of his stance on homosexuality. But, according to The Christian Post, Laurie told the Family Research Council yesterday that he “won’t back down” and won’t apologize “because I believe what the Bible teaches.”

“Here is something that we need to learn from that. The Devil does not want us to pray. It’s been said that Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees,” said Laurie. “I’ve had people try to stop me from praying this week. And we have these activist homosexual groups who have alerted their people to petition the Pentagon.”

On his blog, Laurie asked for prayer as he took up the mantle to lead this event. “I would appreciate your prayers as I pray for our nation. We all need to take the very real challenges facing our nation seriously. America needs God’s help. We cannot back away from what He says in Scripture. The enemy will always attack when we seek to do God’s work, so let’s keep praying!”