Webcast Targets Health Care Bill

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Christian leaders and conservative politicians hosted a webcast Wednesday evening to fight the health care bill.

They said aspects of the Senate version of the measure violate Biblical standards on life issues, marriage, and more.

Click play for more on the event with Lou Engle of The Call to Conscience. Also, click here to watch highlights of the prayercast.

With Senate negotiations down to the wire, they called on Americans to pray for the future of this country.

"Praying right now since we're probably down to the last day or two is probably the important thing we can do," said Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.

"If ever a time to pray, it is now," said Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. "Yes, we need to take action. We need to call senators but we need to pray God will take action by moving on the hearts of senators."

"We want there to be reform that has always been the calling of the church," said Bishop Jackson of the High Impact Leadership Coalition. "The church founded the first infirmaries from which hospitals came."

The prayer meeting also updated viewers on the current bill, and some of the moral implications.

"It seems there's a bent here in the Senate to let the government control our healthcare and make our healthcare decisions and part of that is moral decisions that affect life, that affect rationing of care, euthanasia," DeMint said.

"It could mean that federal funding would be mandated for the first time that Americans would be forced to pay for abortions," said Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. "And that would change us forever."

Bachmann also said that the healthcare bill actually punished people for getting married.

"There's a marriage penalty that's imposed because if two people are unmarried living together their income can actually be higher than if you're married living together," she said. "So there's tremendous marriage penalty that's imposed."

Lou Engle, co-founder of TheCall, is also calling on Americans to observe three days of prayer and fasting.

To contact your representative and senator on the health care legislation, call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senators' and/or representative's office. Or find your representative's contact information on the links below. Let your voice be heard.

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