Opposition Growing to TheCall Detroit 11.11.11
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Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 09:08:40 PM EST
While TheCall event is taking place inside Ford Field, there will also be a gathering of clergy marching from the Occupy Detroit base at Grand Circus and Woodward to Ford Field under the banner of "Crusade against Hate," according to the Detroit News.
Pastors in Detroit are speaking out against the  TheCall leadership's demonization of Muslims and homosexuals.  Regular Talk2action readers will know that the list of people literally demonized in the pre-TheCall activities and preparations also included Mormons, Freemasons, and more.  My last article documented this demonization, including rituals held outside Freemasonry lodges and mosques, and one ritual in the Michigan Senate Chambers.

We can expect that the rhetoric at the 24-hour TheCall Detroit will not include the type of horrific demonization that took place in the pre-Call preparations and events. There has been an unprecedented amount of press coverage of TheCall, International House of Prayer, and the larger apostolic and prophetic movement (also called the New Apostolic Reformation) over the last few months.  However, TheCall requires all participants of this free event to register and the movement will be able to use that contact information for outreach.    

The pastor who claims to be the point person for recruiting African American churches for TheCall Detroit, described Islam as "perverse."  He also stated that all of the pastors that he approached as TheCall Detroit was being promoted, had never heard of Lou Engle before.  If this is indeed the case, then Engle and TheCall, the regional International Houses of Prayer (such as Deatroitborn Altar), Transformation Michigan, and other apostolic and prophetic ministries, have now already gained a foothold in the region that they did not have before.

Following are links to some of the media covering TheCall Detroit.

Detroit News
"Outside Prayer Event to Counter Inside Prayer Event at Ford Field"
http://detnews.com/article/20111109/LIFESTYLE04/111090451/Outside -prayer-event-to-counter-inside-prayer-event-at-Ford-Field#ixzz1d G3Krkwp

WJBK Fox 2 Detroit
"Concern Over Lou Engle's Views as Prayer Summit Come to Detroit"
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/concern-over-lou-engle -views-as-prayer-summit-comes-to-detroit-20111108-ms

Deseret News (AP article also in other papers)
"Prayer Rally Planned to Oppose Michigan TheCall Event"
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700196294/Prayer-rally-planned -to-oppose-Mich-TheCall-event.html

"Detroit Interfaith Group Says They Will Be Praying For Instead of Protesting TheCall"
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/detroit/inter-faith-group-say s-they-will-be-praying-for-instead-of-protesting-thecall

Michigan Radio
"Detroit Clergy Concerned Over Prayer Rally Message"
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/detroit-clergy-concerned-over-p rayer-rally-message

Michigan Messenger
"Detroit Prayer Rally Aims to Convert Muslims"
http://michiganmessenger.com/53481/detroit-prayer-rally-aims-to-c onvert-muslims

"Prayer Rally Organizers Target Muslims, Freemasons"
http://michiganmessenger.com/53826/prayer-rally-organizers-target -muslims-freemasons

Metro Times Blogs
"'Demonic Islam,' Dominionism and Fridays Rally in Detroit"
http://blogs.metrotimes.com/index.php/2011/11/demonic-islam-domin ionism-and-fridays-rally-in-detroit/

"Local Ministers Condemn Lou Engle's `The Call' but not Engle's Local Partners"
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/11/local_ministe rs_condemn_lou_en.html

Brian McLaren warns that the New Apostolic Reformation should not be dismissed as fringe phenomena and applauds Christian leaders speaking out against TheCall leadership's anti-Muslim rhetoric.

http://brianmclaren.net/archives/blog/scary-religious-weirdness-i n-det.html

by Rachel Tabachnick on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 12:06:50 AM EST

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