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You Have Finally Done It – Letter To National Cathedral – Now Performing Gay Weddings

 [Matthew 24:15, 21]  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) [21}  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

The National Cathedral, Washington, DC

From: JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/09/2013 | JoeClarke.Net

Posted on Wed Jan 09 2013 20:06:43 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by joeclarke


You have turned the National Cathedral into a national disgrace. I am glad that most people, now, do not associate the National Cathedral with Christianity, just as most Episcopalians are also anathema to the faith.

Someone at NC has said that “Gays are children of God.” But what God? The Bible says that all humans are God’s “offspring” via Adam, but that unless you are born again into the family of God, you are not a child of God as bought by His Only Begotten Son Jesus’s shed blood.

Your mockery of the things of God will surely end similar to what has happened through the centuries to those who misappropriate the Word of God. Please, reread the countless times that Jerusalem/Israel was sacked and destroyed because of idolatry. Please, read how the Eastern Roman Empire also was destroyed and replaced with Islam. There are countless other examples.

In Corinthians we read that fornicators will not inherit the Kingdom of God, but you insist that they will. You remind me of another scripture: “You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.” Mat 23. Too bad for them, and too bad for you.





God is NOT going to overlook this national sin! The National Cathedral Has Been a Landmark in America where Presidential Inaugurations and Presidential Funerals have been held.


Presidential Inaugural Prayer Services at Washington National Cathedral


Three days before George Washington took the oath of office as the first president of the United States, Congress passed the following resolution:


Resolved, That after the oath shall have been administered to the President, he, attended by the Vice President and members of the Senate and House of Representatives, shall proceed to St. Paul’s Chapel, to hear divine service. (Annals of Congress, Vol. 1, p. 25, April 27, 1789)


The Right Rev. Samuel Provoost (1742–1815), newly appointed chaplain of the United States Senate and first Episcopal bishop of New York, performed “divine service” at St. Paul’s Chapel on April 30, 1789, immediately following Washington’s inauguration.


In the aftermath of the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Rev. John G. Butler, pastor of Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, D.C., and chaplain of both the U. S. House of Representatives (1865–1875) and the Senate (1886–1893), organized interfaith inaugural prayer meetings in the nation’s capital commencing in 1869. These services continued well into the twentieth century.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt
March 5, 1933 & January 24, 1937


In 1933, the Right Rev. James E. Freeman, third Episcopal bishop of Washington, revived the tradition of a national prayer service in conjunction with the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The service was held at 4 o’clock on the afternoon of March 4, 1933. FDR did not attend because the Inaugural Parade did not conclude until 6 o’clock.


President Roosevelt attended annual national patriotic services at the Cathedral held on the anniversary of his first inauguration from 1934 to 1936, and after his second inauguration on January 20, 1937. Prior to FDR’s third and fourth inaugurations during wartime in 1941 or 1945, Roosevelt confined his attendance to the private prayer service held at St. John’s Church on Lafayette Square.


Beginning with Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration in 1985, presidential inaugural prayer services have been held at the Cathedral. The exception was President Bill Clinton, who chose Metropolitan AME Church, the historic black church in downtown Washington, for both of his inaugural prayer services.


  1. Ronald Wilson Reagan
    January 21, 1985
    Attended by the President and Mrs. Reagan, and Vice President and Mrs. Bush

  2. George Herbert Walker Bush
    January 22, 1989
    Attended by the President and Mrs. Bush, and Vice President and Mrs. Quayle
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  3. George Walker Bush
    January 21, 2001
    Attended by the President and Mrs. Bush, and Vice President and Mrs. Cheney
    Learn more »

  4. George Walker Bush
    January 21, 2005
    Attended by the President and Mrs. Bush, and Vice President and Mrs. Cheney
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  5. Barack Obama
    January 21, 2009
    Attended by the President and Mrs. Obama, and Vice President and Mrs. Biden
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The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul (Washington National Cathedral) has been the location of funeral and memorial services for nearly all the 21 presidents of the United States since Congress incorporated the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in 1893.


There have been three State Funerals (Eisenhower, Reagan, Ford), one official burial service (Wilson), and seven Memorial Services for presidents of the United States. In addition, the Episcopal Bishop of Washington officiated at President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral, which was held in the East Room of the White House.


  1. President William McKinley (1901)
    McKinley was shot on September 6, 1901, but lingered until September 14. On September 18, 1901, an official Washington Memorial Service was held at St. Mark’s Pro-Cathedral (pro-tem cathedral) on Capitol Hill, at which the Rt. Rev. Henry Yates Satterlee, first Episcopal bishop of Washington, gave the memorial address.
  2. President Theodore Roosevelt (1919)
    The official Washington service was held under the auspices of the YMCA. No Cathedral services.
  3. President Warren G. Harding (1923)
    On August 6, 1923, a service of commemoration was held during the 11 o’clock service in Bethlehem Chapel and a second memorial service at 4:30 pm.
    An outdoor Memorial Service was held at the Peace Cross on the Cathedral Close on Friday, August 10, 1923. Bishop Freeman officiated, and music was presented by a choir of men and women, and the United States Army Band.
  4. President Woodrow Wilson (1924)
    On February 6, 1924, the funeral service for Woodrow Wilson was conducted at Wilson’s residence on S Street, N.W., by the Rt. Rev. James E. Freeman, third Episcopal Bishop of Washington. This was followed by a military funeral procession from the Wilson house up Massachusetts Avenue to the Way of Peace entrance to Bethlehem Chapel on South Drive. Bishop Freeman conducted the formal burial rites in Bethlehem Chapel before immediate family members.
    In December 1961, the funeral for former First Lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson was conducted by the Very Rev. Francis B. Sayre, Jr., dean of the Cathedral and grandson of Woodrow Wilson. This is the only funeral of a first lady to be held to date at the Cathedral. Mrs. Wilson is interred with her husband in Woodrow Wilson Bay in Washington National Cathedral.
  5. President William Howard Taft (1930)
    On February 27, 1930, a prayer service on behalf of the dying former president and chief justice was broadcast nationwide from the Cathedral.
    Following Taft’s death on March 8, the Rt. Rev. James E. Freeman, third Episcopal Bishop of Washington, officiated at the Cathedral’s Memorial Service for the former president and chief justice of the United States. This service was broadcast live nationwide on March 11, 1930, over CBS from 2:34 to 3:21 pm during the funeral procession from All Souls’ Unitarian Church to Arlington Cemetery, where Taft is interred.
  6. President Calvin Coolidge (1933)
    A Memorial Service, broadcast nationwide on radio, was held at the Cathedral on January 15, 1933. The Service was attended by the Vice President of the United States and the Chief Justice of the United States.
  7. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1945)
    Roosevelt’s funeral service was held in the East Room of the White House on April 15, 1945. The Rt. Rev. Angus Dun, fourth Episcopal Bishop of Washington, conducted the private service. Prayers for the late President were held continuously at the Cathedral from April 12 through April 15, 1945.
    More than 1000 friends and family members attended the Memorial Service for former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt held at the Cathedral on November 15, 1962. Secretary of State Dean Rusk was the principal eulogist. Although the front row of seats were reserved for the White House, they remained vacant.
  8. President John F. Kennedy (1963)
    Kennedy’s State Funeral was held at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Washington National Cathedral held prayer services immediately after learning of Kennedy’s death, and the Cathedral was kept open through the night for prayer.
  9. President Herbert Hoover (1964)
    Hoover’s funeral took place at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. Afterwards, his body lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. No Cathedral services.
  10. President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1969)
    Eisenhower’s State Funeral was held at the Cathedral on March 31, 1969. He lay in repose in Bethlehem Chapel from March 29 to March 30 before the funeral procession to the Capitol Rotunda to lie in state.
  11. President Harry S. Truman (1973)
    Truman’s State Funeral was held in Independence, Missouri. A Memorial Service was held at the Cathedral on January 5, 1973, at 11 am.
  12. President Lyndon B. Johnson (1973)
    Johnson’s State Funeral was held at National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C. During the funeral motorcade from National City to Andrews Air Force Base, the Cathedral rang a muffled peal of bells.
  13. President Richard M. Nixon (1994)
    A Service of Thanksgiving was held at the Cathedral on April 27, 1994.
  14. President Ronald W. Reagan (2004)
    Reagan’s State Funeral was held at the Cathedral on Friday, June 11, 2004. Learn more »
  15. President Gerald R. Ford (2007)
    Ford’s State Funeral was held at the Cathedral on Tuesday, January 2, 2007. Learn more »




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