OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, December 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Oklahoma’s pro-life Republican Governor declared Thursday, Dec. 3, as a “statewide day of prayer and fasting” for all Oklahomans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Oklahomans have always turned to prayer to guide us through trials and seasons of uncertainty, and I am asking Oklahomans of all faiths and religious backgrounds to join together with me on Thursday,” said Gov. Kevin Stitt in a Nov. 30 announcement.
“I believe we must continue to ask God to heal those who are sick, comfort those who are hurting and provide renewed strength and wisdom to all who are managing the effects of COVID-19,” he added.
The proclamation states that:
Whereas, Oklahomans have always turned to prayer to guide us through trials and seasons of uncertainty; and
Whereas, I ask Oklahomans of all faiths and religious backgrounds to join together with me in prayer and fasting to continue to ask God to heal those who are sick, comfort those who are hurting, and provide renewed wisdom to all who are managing the effects of COVID-19; and
Whereas, churches and faith communities have an incredible opportunity during this season to provide hope to Oklahomans who are struggling as we close a year that has been mentally, emotionally, and physically draining. It is important that we continue to find safe ways to gather as we all do our part to protect our families, neighbors, and the communities from the virus; and
Whereas, when we unite in prayer, we are reminded that there is no burden too heavy for God to lift or for this state to bear with His help. 2 Chronicles 7:14 proclaims that, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land;”
Therefore, I Governor J. Kevin Stitt, do hereby proclaim December 3, 2020 as “Oklahoma Day of prayer and fasting” in the State of Oklahoma.
It is part of Christianity’s faith tradition that prayer and fasting can change the course of events. In the book of Jonah, the unwilling prophet goes to Nineveh to tell the people that unless they repent of their evil ways, God will destroy the city. When the king heard the message, he believed Jonah and proclaimed a fast while ordering all the people to “cry mightily to God.” God saw how the people “turned from their evil way” and did not allow the city to be overthrown.
Oklahoma has been hit by 199,482 COVID-19 cases, out of which 167,406 have fully recovered, about 84 percent, according to data provided by the state’s Department of Health. There are only 30,318 active cases as of Dec. 1, and only 1,758 deaths.
There has been a slight uptick in confirmed cases over the past weeks, following national trends.
Stitt tested positive for the virus in July and has since fully recovered. He has donated plasma twice as part of a program to help those infected with the virus to recover more quickly.
“If we’ve already been through the COVID and we’ve recovered, 160,000 people have done that,” Stitt said yesterday after his second convalescent plasma donation. “Let’s get them in here and make sure we’re exporters of plasma instead of trying to import it from other states.”
While Stitt has mandated that masks be worn in state buildings, he has not issued a statewide mask mandate.
PETITION UPDATE (1/15/2021) -
The events of the past month, and especially the past 10 days, have shaken the faith Americans have in their elected and appoint officials.
We continue to call for investigations to be made into allegations of election fraud. Texas is in the process of prosecuting one political operative for illegal ballot harvesting, and multiple state legislatures have called for investigations, too.
However, the judiciary has severely let down the American electorate.
As we have said all along, the integrity of the election is much bigger than President Trump. Election integrity is at the heart of republican democracy, and if we don't have it, we no longer have a functioning republic.
Therefore, we continue to seek the truth for the election outcome. Perhaps that will only be known in the future when state or federal commissions are established to investigate the instances of election fraud which were witnessed and sworn to, by thousands of Americans of all political persuasions.
In the meantime, you may still sign this petition. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20) -
On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"
He is referring to the lawsuit which the state of Texas has filed against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia in the Supreme Court over changes those states made to their election rules, claiming they violated the U.S. Constitution in the process.
Here is the central part of the argument: if Texas were to allow possible voter fraud to go unchecked in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, it would be akin to committing fraud upon the people of Texas, who cast their ballots within the framework of the law.
Indeed, this would apply equally to all citizens who voted within the framework of the law across the United States!
President Trump also tweeted that this case is, "very strong...ALL CRITERIA MET."
Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition, now.
PETITION UPDATE (12/7/20) - Since this petition was launched, President Trump's legal team, as well as other concerned citizens, have discovered what appears to be irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in several of the key battleground states, and have initiated legal challenges in six states.
While the situation continues to evolve, this remains a hugely important petition which we encourage you to SIGN and SHARE.
Below, please WATCH and READ about the mounting evidence of voter fraud and how the mainstream media seem determined to ignore even the most egregious instances of vote tampering. Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition.
LifeSite supports President Trump with this petition because we believe he is trying to defend the Constitution, ensuring that electoral fraud does not taint the result of the 2020 general election.
But, since starting this petition, we have launched a separate petition related to the disputed election outcome, calling on the Department of Justice to 'do their job' and engage in meaningful investigations of the mounting evidence of voter fraud.
We believe that conducting forensic audits of ballots and voting machines, as well as issuing subpoenas to collect more evidence, would be a good start.
Thankfully, some of the state started to demand investigations independent of federal agencies. But we still believe that the DoJ needs to use its enormous fact-finding resources to help resolve allegations of election fraud.
Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE all our election-related petitions.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which calls on all Americans to Stand With President Trump as he uses every legitimate means to find out if voter fraud played any role in the election outcome.
Amid allegations of voter fraud, and at a time when the situation with COVID has been used by many of the states to facilitate the use of mail-in ballots on a massive scale, we need to be very careful in dismissing the possibility of voter fraud.
The fact is, the possibility of wide-spread fraud with mail-in ballots is significant.
But, this is not about Donald Trump or Joe Biden! This about whether or not the sanctity of the ballot box has been tampered with!
Please Stand With President Trump as he attempts to defend the integrity of this election, as well as well as the right to vote itself!
Indeed, this is so important, not so much because one election hangs in the balance, but because our democracy, itself, hangs in the balance.
Americans not only have a right to know, but should demand that every legitimate means be used to discover the truth about these elections!
Please SIGN this petition and Stand With President Trump to ensure that these elections were conducted freely and fairly!
While most all Americans believe in playing by the rules, we also know that some very devious, politically-motivated operatives have been trying to harm the Trump administration from before he even took the oath of office.
This fact should lead us to question how some allegations of voter fraud can be so easily dismissed by state election authorities.
We demand to know the truth, and, for the sake of our democracy, we demand that President Trump keep fighting to learn the truth.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition today!
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A mounting body of evidence indicates masks do nothing to stop the spread of the virus. The New England Journal of Medicine has acknowledged that “masks serve symbolic roles” and have come to be viewed by many as “talismans that may help increase health care workers’ perceived sense of safety,” even though “such reactions may not be strictly logical.” Peer-reviewed research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last month found that wearing a face-mask did not significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19.