Religion | Speakers at the 65th annual event call for God’s intervention in matters of marriage, gender, and Supreme Court decisions
by Evan Wilt
Posted 5/05/16, 06:15 pm
WASHINGTON—Each year since 1952, Christians have convened in the U.S. capital to pray for the nation’s future. But this year, the first National Day of Prayer since Supreme Court legalized gay marriage had renewed urgency.
“We need visible and verbal followers of Jesus Christ. Everybody else is coming out of the closet; we might as well come out too,” said Tony Evans, a Dallas pastor and the 2016 National Day of Prayer keynote speaker. “We don’t need any more secret-agent Christianity.”