Talk about cheating on your diet.

In an effort to influence the US Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage when it hears the first of a series of appeals cases in October, a Virginia based conservative Christian group has kicked off a 40-day fast where participants will be allowed to eat.


As reported by EDGE , a statement released April 10 by the Family Foundation of Virginia announcing the protest read:

The Family Foundation is asking that you join us for 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance for Marriage from August 27 until October 5, 2014. [..] The Supreme Court begins its session on October 6. We fully expect it to take a marriage case sometime in the next year. In the natural, it looks like a David vs. Goliath battle. The federal government, the news media, Hollywood, the public education system and big business all are arrayed on the side of same-sex "marriage." Only the church stands in support of God's design for marriage. Our 40 Days will culminate on October 5 just before the court begins its session. We don't know what the Lord will do. We do know that He is sovereign. Whatever happens, we must adopt the attitude of the three Hebrew children who refused to bow before the golden image in Babylon: -

Only, as Pink News reports, the group later clarified that participants in the protest don't actually have to give up food to take part in the 'fast.'

They wrote: "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."

The all-you-can-eat fast begins today. BYOB (bring your own bible).

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from our media partner EDGE