When the Illinois Senate passed the most radical pro-abortion bill in the country, Governor J.B. Pritzker was there on the floor, congratulating and hugging Senators who pushed it through.
But not everyone’s happy about it.
And now, the State’s clergy are fighting back in a way you wouldn’t expect.
Pastor Corey Musgrave opened the State House of Representatives in prayer just days after the chamber voted to pass the nations’ most extreme pro-abortion bill.
There, he quoted Scripture and asked for God to judge Illinois for the “sanctioned destruction of the innocent unborn.”
Christian Headlines reports:
“God, we have made our appeals to the leaders of Illinois this week, on behalf of those innocent babies who do not yet have a voice . . . We have been a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves as you have commanded us. Those appeals were denied.
“But we have one final appeal left, and that is to the courts of heaven. God Almighty, I make an appeal to heaven today, to you the perfect judge, the one who presides over heaven’s court. I ask you to rise up, Oh God, and judge Illinois, for the sanctioned destruction of the innocent unborn. For when your judgments are in this state, the inhabitants of Illinois learn righteousness.”
Musgrave began his prayer by thanking God for the state’s many blessings. But he said the state had turned from God.
“God, none of our evil actions have been hidden from you,” he prayed. “You see everything. Lord, you have told us those things which you hate, and among them, are hands that shed innocent blood. I stand here in this house, in this high place in Illinois, and ask you, O God, creator of heaven and earth, if there is any blood more innocent than a baby that is wonderfully being created in the womb – God those unborn children are not hidden from you.”
“In this House, I pray for justice to roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty river. In your judgment, I pray that you would remember mercy, For we know that you, Oh God, do not want anyone to be destroyed. I ask this in the name of your Son, the one who died for a sinner like me, the one who was appointed to judge the living and the dead.”
WATCH Musgrave deliver this spiritual rebuke of the Illinois State House below:
But while Musgrave spoke truth to power with his prayer in the State House, he’s not the only clergy fighting back.
According to LifeSiteNews, the Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois has prohibited pro-abortion legislators from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion.
His decision states that Catholic lawmakers may not present themselves for Communion in his diocese and priests are expressly forbidden from giving the Eucharist to both the State’s Senate President and the Speaker of the House.
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