Barbara Hartwell

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Independent Investigator, Intelligence Analyst, Journalist. Former CIA (NOC, Psychological Operations) Black Ops Survivor. Sovereign Child of God. Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Ordained 1979, D.Div.) Exposing Government Lies, Crimes, Corruption, Conspiracies and Cover-ups.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Theology of Hate: Defiling the Message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

For the Lord seeth not as man seeth: for man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7
Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Acts 10: 34-35
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.”
Colossians 3:11
A Christ centered spiritual home where the word and love of God is the foundation of our worship, education, fellowship and community service. We affirm Christ's presence in all persons, nurture and support a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and faithfully give of ourselves in time, talents and treasures in response to God's abundant gifts.
--Mission statement of my church (Episocpal Church, Diocese of Maine)
August 14, 2011:  It was a beautiful, peaceful Sunday morning in Southern Coastal Maine.  I was seated in my regular place (third pew on the right side of the aisle), gazing out the windows at the flower garden, the pine trees and the sun breaking out through a cloudy sky, all the resplendent  Glory of God's Creation. 
I was listening intently to the Priest's sermon, when it was interrupted in a most unusual and jarring manner:  The door at the back of the church suddenly flew open with a loud whoosh! and a young black woman brazenly strode into the sanctuary.
All heads turned to look at the woman as she positioned herself dead-center in the back of the  aisle, and shouted out: "Excuse me!! Can you convince me that Jesus is my savior?!" 
I think it's safe to assume that we in the congregation were all stunned by this anomalous intrusion, though nobody (being Episcopalians...) showed much of a reaction, except to stare in wonder.  The Priest, much to his credit, gave her his full attention, as she continued with her short but concise declaration:  "I'm pregnant, I'm on my way to California, my car just broke down and I have no money to fix it!"
The Priest calmly and graciously answered that we would certainly be willing to help her, after the service, and invited her to please take a seat and join us.
But the woman made it clear that she was not willing to wait for the end of the service.  She said nothing else, but turned abruptly on her heel, pushed open the door and left with the same fierce determination with which she had entered the sanctuary.
At this point, with a palpable silence filling the church, the Priest's wife quietly got up from her seat and followed the woman outside to offer assistance, as did a couple of members of the Vestry. The priest --unflustered-- resumed his sermon, almost as if the bizarre interruption had never taken place.  And yet I could feel that the rest of the sermon --already compelling-- was enhanced by the woman's strange visit to our church.
The incident had a profound effect, for it demonstrated, in an amazing manifestation of  synchronicity, the very heart of that day's sermon, which was centered on the true Christian's willingness to help those in need, not neglecting to show hospitality to strangers, not casting out or rejecting anyone  who  may be different from ourselves, be it by religion, race, gender, ethnic origin, or even by seemingly  "offensive"  behavior which deviates from the "normal" traditions of society and the church.
The woman's timing (or rather, as I see it, God's timing in sending His "messenger") was perfect.  She arrived just AFTER this portion of the sermon, which by way of example, included stories from the Gospel of Matthew (15; 10-28).
Jesus called the crowd to him and said to them, "Listen and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles." Then the disciples approached and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?" He answered, "Every plant that my Heavenly Father has not planted will be uproooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit."
But Peter said to him, "Explain this parable to us." Then he said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles. For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile."
Jesus left that place and went to away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon." But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, "Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us."  He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." He answered, "It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed instantly.
Later, after the sermon, the Sign of Peace, the Prayers of the People, and before the Holy Eucharist, we had the usual church announcements, about upcoming events, various ministries and outreach programs to the community, etc.  The priest took this opportunity to briefly address the incident which had occurred. He said that his wife had arranged some accommodations for the woman, to help her through the crisis, and thanked the people who had also shown their concern by leaving the service to be of assistance. There was certainly a "message" here, and I wish I could remember the Priest's exact words, but what came shining through was the idea that the presence of "our guest" was a blessing and an opportunity to be of service as vessels for the love of Christ. There was no judgment passed, only a grateful acknowledgment of the Grace of God.



For me personally, this incident, as well as the focus of the sermon that day, which included the Gospel of Matthew, had a special significance (and yet more synchronicity) and I'll explain why. In my reports, I have recently  been addressing and paying particular attention to the issue of racism and bigotry, especially the hatred of the Jews and its corresponding propaganda, being spewed out by certain white supremacists, most of whom claim to be "Bible Believing Christians".
I had also been planning to write a report (you're reading it) which addresses (at least in some small amount of detail) a specific issue: The "theology" which espouses the hateful belief that Jews are "the spawn of Satan".
For the purpose of this report, I will only briefly outline some of the most salient points of this hideous and blasphemous belief system, which is anathema to Christ's true teachings of love, repentance and forgiveness, and the New Covenant. 
Based on their interpretation of Biblical scripture, these white supremacists and Jew-haters-- whose hatred is not limited to the Jews, but widely extends to any and all races they deem "non-white"--which includes all Jews, all blacks, all Asians, Hispanic peoples, and the devil only knows who all else...
According to these folks, unless you are descended directly (via a totally "pure" bloodline) from the tribes of the "true" Israelites, who later migrated into what we now know as Europe and Great Britain (England Ireland, Scotland), you are not only considered unworthy to inherit God's Kingdom, or be saved by the redeeming love of Christ (for them, love doesn't enter into the equation), you are accursed by God from the Foundation of the World.  Neither will you be covered by the Blood of Christ --and, Lord have mercy! --they mean that literally. 
These white supremacist Jew-haters hold to the doctrine of the "dual seedline." This ideology is most closely embraced by members of the Christian Identity and Aryan Nations, groups who  believe that the bloodline or "seed" of Cain are literally the progeny of Satan, while the bloodline of his brother Abel, has produced the "white" race, the only ones beloved of God and blessed by his covenant with the "true" Israelites.
But there's more....
Going back to the Garden of Eden: Eve was seduced by the physical incarnation of Satan. The "forbidden fruit" was not that of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but rather Eve's sexual intercourse with Satan. This union, it is claimed,  produced Cain, who was not just the brother, but the twin of Abel, who was fathered by Adam. 
Cain and Abel were fraternal twins, the story goes, but in order for the two eggs to be fertilized by two different brands of  "seed" (sperm), Eve would have had to have sexual intercourse with both Adam and Satan within a relatively short period of time.
[Note: This "dual" conception by two different fathers, producing fraternal twins, has been known to happen, though it is quite rare. The "seedliners" use this to advance their argument for the dual seedline.] 
The "Good Seed" (the Children of Adam via Abel) and the "Bad Seed" (the children of Satan via Cain) divided "humanity" into two distinct seedlines, who will forever live in enmity until the return of Christ, when the spawn of Satan, the "tares" (the Jews) will be plucked up and thrown into the fire.  The "redeemed of Christ", the Good Seed (the wheat) will be harvested for God's Kingdom.
The seedliners don't all agree on every point, about which they argue among themselves, causing them to fracture into various factions, but the basic thesis is the same.
There are other scriptures cited (See especially the Parable of the Sower, Gospel of Matthew) to advance this doctrine of the dual seedline, and you can find the seedliners' interpretations on any of their websites, but the Cain and Abel story, where it all started, is the origin of the seedline theory, so I'll comment on only the most basic of its inherent flaws (of which there are many, which any scholar of the Bible can recognize.) 
In Genesis, which relates this story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the scripture states that not only did Eve partake of the fruit, but she also then  gave the fruit to Adam. So, according to the theory promoted by the seedliners, if the "fruit" was actually sexual intercourse with Satan, then Adam must have also had sex with Satan --which would make Adam a homosexual and adulterer and Eve, an adulteress. 
Is this what they want you to believe?  This is what they are saying, isn't it?  It's not logical to view it any other way.
The point is, they can't have it both ways. Either Eve did --or did not-- have sexual intercourse with Satan. If she did, if this was in fact the "forbidden fruit" of which she partook, then Adam did as well.
Was "God" behind all of this? Or was it Satan? Is Satan the sole keeper of the "knowledge of good and evil"? Or is it God? What's the deal?  They don't bother explaining any of this...
(And let's not even get into the fact that in Genesis, there are several different and conflicting creation stories, and that it's a proven historical fact that there were other people on the earth before --and concurrently with-- Adam and Eve....
[Note: I find it important to state that although I am a Christian, I am not one of those hidebound fundamentalists, the literalists and legalists who believe that everything written in the "Bible" (which one?) is the inerrant Word of God. I have a large collection of Bibles and other non-canonical scripture, all of which I read and study. However, what ever value and spiritual truth I find in the scriptures is only revealed to me by the Holy Spirit, who speaks to me not only through the scriptures, but through visions, dreams and directly through my heart.]
But let's get back to the Gospel of Matthew. In the scripture cited (above) Jesus at first ignores the woman who asks for help for her daughter. He later states: "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
For the seedliners, this is the bottom line. They use this story as "evidence" of Jesus's intent to reject all others. But in their tutorials, they stop short of the end of the story. They FAIL TO MENTION that Jesus DID help the woman, and healed her daughter by casting out the demon.
Again, they can't have it both ways. Either Jesus did --or did not-- help the Canaanite woman (the so-called "seed of Satan"). Scripture tells us that he did just that.
In the sermon at my church that day, the Priest (who is a Spirit filled Christian) spoke about this story, but the meaning he attributed to it was a message of hope and faith in Christ, rather than of rejection and disdain. 
The truth is, these White Supremacist "Christians" will use any deception they can conjure up to justify and promote their hatred and rejection of anyone who doesn't measure up to their standards of racial "purity". But here's the most obvious flaw in their self-aggrandizing beliefs: How many of them can say with certainty that they themselves have no "taint" of the "bad seed" blood running through their veins? The whole concept of judging others by their genetic attributes, or their perceived liabilities, is patently absurd, and yet it has drawn many ignorant people into its thrall.
This thralldom of hatred into which these sowers of discord have been indoctrinated --and into which they in turn indoctrinate others-- has done tremendous damage by fomenting racial, ethnic and religious strife, and even inciting violence and terrorism. Truly, they are the blind leading the blind.  And if this is not the handiwork of Satan --"a murderer from the beginning....and the father of all lies" --then I can't imagine what is.
But I've gone on long enough. Let's hear it directly from the Jew-haters, the white supremacists, the Neo-Nazis, themselves. Then, use your own spiritual discernment and decide for yourself if these people are "true" Christians, believers  in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or if, rather, they themselves are the spiritual heirs and minions of Satan, the Great Deceiver, not by blood, not by "seed",  but by the evil that lives in their hearts.
"The destruction of the white nations via the immigration of black foreign beings into our once great Nations. Crime rates rocketing whilst our Countries get Africanized, meaning violence and sexed up with disrespect and zero order and morality. Examples of this is the gun/gang crime of Gunchester & London. The dramatic rise of rapes in London which is a usual happening in third World, Africa. The Knights of the Virgin Mary IHS want the destruction of the white race as we're the only race which is a threat to the power of the Knights of Malta. They want a mulatto ridden set of lands easily controlled by military dictatorship like Africa."
"I am a family man — very happily married with a wonderfully supportive wife and 4 adult children.   I am a Christian.   I do indeed have a very personal relationship with Jesus the Christ.  I love and honor truth, honor, and integrity in all things.  In His name, I will expose those who engage in crimes against innocent, beautiful children and thus humanity.  I will also do my best to expose those who are actually wolves entering the public flock of Christians clothed in sheep’s clothing – but please know this: I will do so without any malicious intent or motivation for revenge, or solely to stroke my personal ego.   As a TRUE Christian spiritual soldier, I can do no less."
-- Excerpt from an article addressing Leonard Horowitz and Sherri Kane
"Your Cult of Khazarian Killers skillfully hide and spin the TRUTH.  I for one am sick and tired of it.   Since the days of Cain, the Luciferian seed of Cain (Kenites) have been murdering innocents to get gain. And so it continues to the present day."
--From an e-mail to Leonard Horowitz
"Christ was an auburn-haired, blue-eyed Galilean - not a racial Sephardic Jew - and MOST DEFINITELY NOT a member of the Synagogue of Satan- the Khazars. The Galileans attended the synagogues - but were of a different race altogether."
"Hitler wasn't such a bad guy."
--Statement to journalist Janet Phelan
--A summary of Wickstrom's philosophy by those opposing and exposing it
Wickstrom derives his beliefs from his interpretation of the Christian Bible. He preaches what he refers to as Two Seedline Racial Covenant Identity, an ideology which among other things, postulates that the Caucasian race is the only race made in the image of God, and thus is the only racial group possessing a soul. Furthermore, people of Jewish descent are not considered the "children of God", but rather the children of Satan. Wickstrom categorically rejects the Jewish religious doctrine which states that Jews are "God's chosen people", stating that in fact members of the "white western, European" race are the actual Israelites referred to in the Christian Bible. According to Wickstrom, any person with any trace of Jewish ancestry is automatically condemned to eternal damnation.
(Not a Christian, but disparages them too.)
"The worst piece of garbage the Jews have left to posterity is themselves. The biggest effect they've had on the U.S. is that, through their control of all levels of media, they've turned most Americans into manipulative liars and soulless killers just like the Jews themselves."
"If you try to include Jews in a coalition fighting for freedom around the world, that coalition is doomed to fail. If you try to build a stable society, Jews will gain control of it and ruin it. How much fucking evidence do you need?"









Good Jew= Dead Jew"

"Why was Jesus Christ white? Any universalist worth his strong delusion will tell you that Jesus was white because He was a Jew, a member of God’s chosen race, and Jews are white. But he’ll be wrong on both counts. First, God didn’t choose the Jews to be His earthly representatives, He chose the Hebrews, an entirely different race of people, and, second, the Jews aren’t white. Granted, some of them look white because they all possess a certain amount of white DNA, but they’re mainly a toxic hodge-podge of Turkish, Mongolian, Edomite, and additional non-white races. The Apostle Paul wrote that a little leaven leavens [ruins] the whole lump (Galatians 5:9). Likewise, a little non-white DNA taints all of one’s DNA, no matter how white one’s appearance may be.

The Bible doesn’t give us a physical description of Christ, but a number of historical figures do. Publius Lentellus, the President of Judea at the time of Christ, provided this description of Jesus in a letter he wrote to the Roman senate:"

'In those days there appeared a young man, who is still living, a youth that has great power and whose name is Jesus Christ. The populace calls Him a strong prophet and His disciples call Him, Son of God. He raised the dead to life; and cures the sick of every type of disease. The youth is tall but well proportioned. The countenance of His face is both serious and active, so that those who look at Him love Him, and yet in another ways, they are afraid of Him. The hair on His head is the color of wine down to the beginning of His ears, lacking brilliance. It is smooth from the beginning of His ears to His shoulders, then twisted and brilliant from the shoulders down, where it hangs divided according to the customs of the Nazarenes. His forehead is smooth and clean, His face without blemish decorated with a light pink color. His appearance is polite and joyful, His nose and mouth are altogether blameless. His beard is thick being of the same color of His hair, and is also divided in two, while His eyes are blue and filled with extreme brilliance. When He scolds He is fearful; when He teaches and advises, He is attractive and beloved. Wonder is the grace of His face and dignified. Not once was He seen laughing, but He was often seen crying. According to the height of His body, His hands being very straight and His arms graceful, and according to His generation, He is the nicest of all men.'

[Note: Alma "True" Ott published the same piece on his website, with his additional comments,  also stating that "Christ was an auburn-haired, blue-eyed Galilean" and ranting on about how Jesus was NOT a Jew. But here's my question: Who really cares what color his hair, or his eyes, or his skin were? Why do these vain racist freaks find that so important? And where is the love of Christ in all this? Nowhere to be found.] 

"There can be no doubt that Lentellus was describing an exceedingly handsome white man.

In the New Testament, Christ is called the Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45). Adam was white and so Christ must have been white. This explains at least on a superficial level why Jesus was white but it doesn’t fully explain why God chose a white man to shed His blood in order to redeem ostensibly all mankind, white and non-white. God knows the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10). It’s likely that He decided what the exact composition of Christ’s DNA was going to be eons before He created the Earth and mankind. So, again, why did He make Christ a white man? Why was it necessary for Christ to be white? Why couldn’t He have been the coffee-colored ideal that universalists dream everybody in a wholly race-mixed world will one day be, somebody who was an amalgam of every race?

The answer to this question ought to be as plain as the due south kink on the end of a Jew’s nose, but universalism, which contends that Christ came to redeem the whole kit and kaboodle of humankind, from the pygmies of Africa to the hulking Maoris of New Zealand, has muddied its simplicity with absurd lies about racial equality and the brotherhood of man. Universalism wants us to believe that the only race is the human race, and that beneath our sheath of flesh we’re all basically the same. But, like all whoppers, these get slapped in the face by reality on a daily basis. We’re not all the same. If we were, Indian, Chinese, and African cultures would be similar to our own, and there would be no such thing as the third world, for every nation would be just as prosperous, law-abiding, and technologically advanced as the next.

Universalism is at loggerheads with God’s omniscient, racist view of the world. God knows that all men aren’t equal and that all races aren’t the same underneath because He made them that way. That’s why the peoples of the world look different, behave differently, and create different cultures. 

Universalism, however, does its darnedest to obfuscate this neon-lit truth.
Universalism also tries to obfuscate the fact that God has placed the white race above the non-white races and appointed the Anglo-Saxon and related peoples to be His ambassadors on Earth. When Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai he didn’t transport them in a wheelbarrow piled high with stone tablets and give two to the Israelites, then two to the Chinese, Somalis, Australian Aborigines, and every other race of people on the planet. He gave them to the Israelites, all of whom were white, period.

God’s Law was and is intended for white people, and white people alone. But he [Jesus] answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 15:24). Here Jesus confirms that He came to redeem the Israelites and nobody else — it is the House of Israel that makes up the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Nordic peoples of today. The Bible tells us that where there is no law there is no sin (Romans 4:15). As the law had only been given to the Israelites, only they had transgressed the law, and only they required deliverance from the penalty of the law.

Christ was a white man because He had to be representative of the people He was sent to buy back with His blood. In order to be able to relate to them, to speak to them on their level, He had to experience life as one of them, which necessitated His being of the same racial stock. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh (Romans 8:3). God sent Christ in the likeness of sinful flesh. Who had committed sin? The Israelites, and just the Israelites, for they were the only ones to whom the law had been given. Thus it was in their (white) likeness that Christ was made.

Most universalists probably wouldn’t argue that Jesus was white. Where they beg to differ is that He shed His blood for all races, not just the white race. The Bible doesn’t support this view, though. Once more, Jesus said that He was sent only to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. His statement was so specific it leaves no room for interpretation. Clearly, He meant what He said, and said what He meant. Of course, universalists are quick to point out that “gentiles” like Cornelius, who was a Roman, were welcomed into the Body of Christ; however, the Roman and the Greek converts to Christianity were white and of Israelite descent [see "Classical Records of Trojan-Roman-Judah" and "Dorian and Danaan Israelite-Greeks" by William R. Finck, Jr]. Moreover, there is not a single scriptural record of the Gospel being preached to any member of a race that was not white. If non-whites were to be adopted into the Kingdom, why doesn’t the Bible make any reference to a non-white Christian or church? Wouldn’t God want us to know that Christ had died to save non-whites too by ratifying this in Holy Writ?

Christianity is a white man’s religion. God never intended for it to be preached to or embraced by non-whites. His will is and always has been for us to live separately from other races, in our own lands, and not to mix with them in or out of church. When He walked the earth as the Son of Man, He ministered exclusively to the Israelites as an Israelite. The spiritual welfare of the other races with whom He came into contact was of no concern to Him and still isn’t. Does God have a plan for these races? Perhaps. But since it’s not one He cares to share with us now, it’s nothing we should waste our time worrying or speculating about. We have far more important things to be doing, anyway, like preaching the Good News to our fellow Israelites. Good News first delivered to our race by a white Savior."

Are you nauseous yet? Need a barf bag? If you're not one of "them", I'm sure you feel the same profound disgust as I do.  And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Put any of their names into a search engine and you'll be assaulted with much, much more.

Khazar Jews...Edomites...Canaanites...Sephardic Jews...the Spawn of Satan... "evil alien serpent race" ...

According to these white supremacists, we are supposed to hate them all (and even in the name of Jesus!) simply because of the blood which flows through their veins. Is this their "Good News"?, hating the Jews?

Of course, I've only mentioned a handful of these "haters", and there are many others spreading such vile propaganda, or who are just plain bigots, who denigrate anyone who is different from themselves, most notably including women and Catholics, all the while cloaking themselves in the righteous  rhetoric of "Bible Believers", even calling themselves "Saints" and "Christian Prayer Warriors."  What a load of horse manure! 

Here's just a partial list: David Duke; Sherri Shriner; Hal Turner; Ken Adachi aka Peter Boudreau; Pamela Schuffert; Larry Lawson; Eric Jon Phelps; Willis Carto; Timothy Patrick White; Alex Studer; Todd Brendan Fahey aka "Xena Carpenter" (hates anything remotely Christian as well as everyone else); Greg Szymanski; Charles Bruce Stewart.

To one and all: Get behind me, Satan! I rebuke you and your evil in the name of Jesus Christ.

For the love of God, where will it end?

True Christians, believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, love God with all their heart, all their mind and all their soul, and their neighbors (Christians and non-Christians alike) as themselves. Or at least they try, to the best of their ability. They do not bear false witness, nor do they engage in sophistry to lure others into their net of deceit, hatred and bigotry.

They do not provoke unwarranted and unnecessary conflicts, but promote peace, whenever and wherever it is possible, without compromising their principles.

They follow in the footsteps of Christ, to be charitable to the poor, feed the hungry, clothe the naked and spread the Good News of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God.


Lastly, consider this: What do you think would have happened if that young black woman's car had broken down in front of one of the Christian Identity churches? What kind of reception would she have received? It chills my heart to even imagine it.

By their fruits shall you know them.

Barbara Hartwell Percival
August 18, 2011


I would have loved to mention the name of my church, which has been such a great blessing in my life, but there is a compelling reason which prevented me from doing so.  Some of the "haters" mentioned in this report, who have been harassing me for years, would no doubt start calling and e-mailing the Priest, the Vestry and members of the congregation (any names they could get their grimy hands on) with their harassing tirades of invective against Barbara Hartwell.

They've been doing this for years, to anyone known to be associated with me, so I speak from experience. They've even managed to destroy my relationships with those who were formerly my friends (or at least I thought so), who bought into their outrageous lies.

Fortunately, the Priest is my friend and formerly my neighbor, whom I've known for years. He's read my website and knows all about the criminals and their white-hot hatred of me. These freaks wouldn't have the slightest influence on him. But the last thing I would want to do is be in any way responsible for bringing a plague of demonic liars swooping down on his church.

The Prayers of the People

Gracious and loving God, you have invited us to the banquet feast of the resurrrection of your Son Jesus Christ and extended his gift of radical hospitality to the whole world. Help us to walk in his path of humble generosity, as we bring to you the needs of the whole creation, saying: God is our helper. we will not be afraid.

You have blessed the table fellowship of  your church on this holy day, O God, as you call us to invite and to serve the poor, the injured, and all in need: Let everyone who works in your name be merciful and full of compassion. God is our helper, we will not be afraid.

You hold out your invitation of fellowship to all in our community and invite us to live in mutual love for one another, not neglecting to show hospitality to strangers: Exalt the humble and humble the exalted that we may now extend your compassion to all. God is our helper, we will not be afraid.

Remember those in prison, rescue any who may face torture, guide all couples into the paths of faithfulness toward one another, and honor our prayers of intercession for all those who look to you in need.

Barbara Hartwell Percival
Legal Defense & Research Trust
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