You know what sucks about fasting? The not eating part. Well, if you have always wanted to participate in a fast but don’t want to give up food, the Virginia Family Foundation has you covered in its “40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance,” a Bible-banging effort to oppose marriage equality!
“Jesus has issued a trumpet call and declared a holy fast to gather his people together for a time of consecration, to purify our way of thinking and cleanse our way of living,” the group said. “Our state and nation are mired in confusion and post-modern thinking and nowhere is this more evident than in the current debate raging about what constitutes marriage.
The 40 days of fasting is set to end just before the Supreme Court begins their next session–but you don’t have to actually go without eating, the group hastily ads. “We are asking the entire Body of Christ to join us for this feast – giving up physical food isn’t necessary – but feeding on the spiritual food provided is vital.”
See? You can show up, gorge yourself, and pretend that you are actually making a sacrifice to your ideology. It’s that simple! You, too, can protest the “redefinition of marriage” by completely altering the meaning of “fasting!” It’s irony at its best.
The VFF even issued a mock “prescription” for the event (may be taken with food and water).
The group even issued an insanely creepy video for the event via YouTube–and, realizing that this is perhaps one of the more ridiculous things on the internet–disabled comments.
We strongly object to this redefinition of “fasting.” In Luke 4:2, it is revealed that Jesus “did eat nothing,” then “he was hungered.” In this Biblical example, Jesus did not eat, but drank water. In Acts 9:9, no food or water was consumed for three days. This is a full frontal assault on Christian morals. See what we did there?