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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

President Trump leads moment of silence for September 11 victims

Eighteen years ago, America and the world were forever changed. Confronted by a series of cowardly acts of terror, the United States once again demonstrated to the world the unmatched strength of our resolve and the indomitable power of our character.

This morning, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump-along with Americans all across our country-honored and mourned the nearly 3,000 lives we lost.

On the South Lawn of the White House, the President and First Lady led a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m.-the exact time when the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. They were joined by families of victims from that day, looking out onto the National Mall as the White House flag flew at half-staff behind them.

Shortly after, the First Couple traveled to Arlington, Virginia, where the President spoke at the September 11th Pentagon Observance Ceremony. Addressing both victims' families and members of our Armed Services, he explained how this day is seared into the soul of every American who lived through it. For President Trump, the day carries particular significance, as he witnessed the events in New York as a resident of the city.

"I vividly remember when I first heard the news," he said, adding that he was looking out a Midtown Manhattan window when he watched the second plane crash into the World Trade Center. Soon after, like many other New Yorkers, he went down to Ground Zero, looking to help out in any small way he could.

"But for the families who join us, this is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss. It's the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over," he said.

"You waited, you prayed, you answered that most dreaded call, and your life changed forever. To each of you: The First Lady and I are united with you in grief. We come here in the knowledge that we cannot erase the pain or reverse the evil of that dark and wretched day, but we offer you all that we have: our unwavering loyalty, our undying devotion, and our eternal pledge that your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten."

In the midst of the attack, the world also witnessed the awesome power of American strength and resolve. It could be seen in the perseverance of the brave first responders in both New York and at the Pentagon, as well as in the 40 passengers and crew aboard Flight 93.

One such hero was retired Army Colonel Rick Rescorla, who gave his own life to save many others. After a decorated military career serving in the Vietnam War, Rick went on to become the Vice President for Security at Morgan Stanley in the World Trade Center. On September 11, Rick died while leading people in the South Tower to safety.

It's estimated that his actions that day saved 2,700 lives. This morning, President Trump honored Rick's incredible sacrifice by awarding him the Presidential Citizens Medal.

"The future of our nation is secured through the vigilance of our people: The brave men and women who tore through the gates of hell to save the hurt and the wounded . . . Each of your lives tells the story of courage and character, virtue and valor, resilience and resolve, loyalty and love," the President said.

"This morning, we make a sacred vow to carry on this noble legacy."

Focus on Israel

1. Ahead of Sochi trip, Russia scolds Netanyahu over Jordan Valley annexation vow - Times Of Israel

Russia warned Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to extend Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley could escalate tensions, as the Israeli premier geared up to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian foreign ministry said it was concerned over the Israeli leadership's plan, saying its implementation could lead to a "sharp escalation of tensions in the region (and) undermine hopes for the establishment of long-awaited peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors."

Moscow pointed out that Netanyahu's pre-election pledge drew a "sharp negative reaction" in the Arab world and reiterated its call for direct talks between Israel and Palestinians.

(Read more)

2. Al-Qaeda leader calls for attacks on US and Israeli targets - Israel National News

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri on Wednesday called on Muslims to attack US, European, Israeli and Russian targets.

The comments, quoted by the SITE Intelligence Group which tracks online activity of jihadist organizations, were made in a video statement released by Al-Qaeda on the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

"If you want Jihad to be focused solely on military targets, the American military has presence all over the world, from the East to the West," said Al-Zawahiri in the video. "Your countries are littered with American bases, with all the infidels therein and the corruption they spread," he added.

(Read more)

3. On 18th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks, Israel Voices Solidarity With US in Ongoing Fight Against Global Terrorism - Algemeiner

As Americans marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Wednesday, the State of Israel expressed its solidarity with the US in the ongoing war against global terrorism.

"Israel stands shoulder to shoulder with America in the fight against terrorism, and grieves with families of the victims of the #September11 attacks," the Jewish state's Foreign Ministry tweeted. "In commemoration, two gigantic torches were lit, symbolizing the Twin Towers at Israel's 9/11 memorial in Jerusalem."

The Israel Defense Forces tweeted, "Today, we stand united with America in remembering the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. May their memory be a blessing."

(Read more)

4. US-Israeli Christian leader discusses peace process with Saudi crown prince - Times Of Israel

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week hosted an Israeli Christian leader in Jeddah, where the two discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The meeting between Jerusalem resident Joel C. Rosenberg and one of the Gulf's most powerful rulers came as Riyadh has attempted to increase its outreach to Evangelical leaders as it seeks to grow closer ties with Washington.

Rosenberg, a dual US-Israeli citizen, led a delegation of American Evangelicals on a three-day tour to Jeddah, the second group of high-profile church figures he has brought to the conservative kingdom in recent years.

(Read more)

5. Chants of "Jews Are Taking Over the World" Heard in The Streets of London -Jerusalem Online

Dozens of people entered the ultra-Orthodox community of the Stamford Hill area in London and chanted anti-Semitic rants, according to a report by The Jewish Chronicle.

Roughly twenty to thirty men taunted members of the Jewish Community by accusing them of "Jews Are Taking Over the World" Heard in The Streets of London" and making fun of their "long noses". Although the police were at present, no arrests were made for the ant-Semitic statements made.

Chaim Hochhauser, a representative of the Shomrim community protection organization, commented by saying, "It was extremely racist. We have taken a number of phone calls about it. People are scared - scared that a pogrom could happen to them. There were a lot of Jewish people there. It was Shabbos afternoon so they were coming out of shul."

(Read more)

6. Kupperman, Bolton's acting replacement, is Jewish, worked under Reagan -

Former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman may take up the post on a permanent basis; Islamic American organization CAIR "appalled" by the appointment.

Following the resignation on Tuesday of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, Charles Kupperman has taken up the post on an interim basis.

Kupperman, a former defense-contractor executive, served in the Reagan administration and was appointed deputy national security adviser in January.

While he is reportedly close to Bolton, which could work against him, according to The New York Times, U.S. President Donald Trump likes his straight-shooting style, and there is a chance he may take up the post on a permanent basis.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. US Embassy in Afghanistan Attacked on 9/11 Anniversary - Western Journal

Minutes after midnight on Wednesday, a rocket blast shook the United States Embassy in Afghanistan. The attack, which fell on the eighteenth anniversary of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., sent a sizable plume of smoke into the air over the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Loud sirens could be heard from the scene and embassy employees were briefed on the attack via loudspeaker announcement which said, "An explosion caused by a rocket has occurred on compound." Within an hour it was determined that there were no casualties from the explosion and an all-clear was given.

This was the first major attack in the city since President Donald Trump called off peace talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Taliban leaders at Camp David. Trump has been attempting for some time to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan and end America's longest-running military conflict. (Read more)

- Lord of Heaven's Armies, we ask You to give President Trump and his advisors wisdom in how best to neutralize the threat from the Taliban and all other Islamist terrorist organizations.

- You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. (Isaiah 26:3)

2. GOP congressional blowout in North Carolina - American Thinker

In the swing state of North Carolina, two hotly contested congressional races both went solidly into the GOP camp, helping the Republicans in the House. State senator Dan Bishop won in the 9th District, and Greg Murphy won in the 3rd District.

Dan Bishop's campaign website highlights a blunt, straight conservative agenda, with rule of law at the border, support for the Second Amendment, and saying "yes" to life right there in the top row in red for his agenda. It's as blunt as it gets. The second and third rows resonate with a majority of voters, too, such as voter ID, low taxes, defense of freedom of faith, supporting the troops, and strong defense rounding it out. Pure conservatism - and sure enough, Bishop won.

Greg Murphy, a physician, was just as good as gold as Bishop, highlighting limited government, getting rid of the government debt, supporting Trump, supporting the military, supporting the Second Amendment, decent health care, and support for life to round the platform out. It was a winner. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Your blessing upon the people of North Carolina who have chosen leaders who honor You and Your ways.

- The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. (Deut. 28:9)

3. 'Historic milestone': Senate confirms 150th Trump judicial nominee - Washington Times

The U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump's 150th judicial nominee Wednesday, helping to fulfill the president's campaign promise to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent. Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham called the number of confirmations a historic milestone. "These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come," the South Carolina Republican said.

Six district court nominees won confirmation Wednesday, bringing the president's total number of appointed judges to the lower federal courts to 105. Mr. Trump has also appointed 43 circuit court nominees and two Supreme Court justices since taking office. Liberal advocacy groups said the 150th judicial confirmation is alarming, stressing the need to make judicial nominees and the courts a 2020 campaign issue. (Read more)

- Father, we pray each and every judge in our nation will honor You and rule justly.

- See, a king will reign in righteousness and rulers will rule with justice. (Isaiah 32:1)

4. Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions - Fox News

In a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals - long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration - handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction. But the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within the territorial boundaries of the circuit, which encompasses California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Idaho, Guam, Oregon and Washington.

The Supreme Court's order was not a final ruling on the policy's merits but does allow the policy to take effect nationwide, including in the 9th Circuit, while the case makes its way through the lower courts.

President Trump tweeted that the ruling was a "BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!" The administration had argued in a brief to the Supreme Court Tuesday that unless the nationwide injunction is lifted, it "would severely disrupt the orderly administration of an already overburdened asylum system." (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for the quick answer to our prayers and the affirmation of this policy, for now, by the Supreme Court. We pray this policy will be affirmed in a final decision by the Supreme Court as well.

- For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge. (Psalm 9:4)

5. Tony Perkins, USCIRF urge Trump to extend religious freedom commitment to refugees - Christian Post

Administration officials are weighing different options as the president has the discretion to decide how high or low to set the refugee cap. Under Trump, the refugee ceiling has been set at its lowest point since the U.S. refugee resettlement program began in 1980. As reported by Politico in July, the Trump administration is considering a "virtual shutdown" of the U.S. refugee resettlement program and could possibly set the 2020 refugee resettlement cap at zero.

[Tony Perkins] issued a statement through his capacity as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a congressionally mandated bipartisan body tasked with monitoring religious freedom concerns worldwide. "We strongly urge the administration to extend its admirable commitment to advancing religious freedom to its refugee resettlement policy."

World Relief, an evangelical refugee resettlement agency and humanitarian arm of the NAE, has called for the Trump administration to resettle at least 95,000 refugees in the fiscal year 2020. The impacts of the cuts already made to the U.S. refugee resettlement program have been felt as organizations authorized to resettle refugees into the U.S. have been forced to close offices and layoff staff. (Read more)

- Father, we pray our refugee system will identify those who are truly in need and provide for them either in our nation or another. We also pray for an end to all refugee organizations who have impure profit motives.

- No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)

6. Puerto Rico: FEMA Officials Arrested in Hurricane Relief Fraud Case - Breitbart

Federal authorities said Tuesday they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud in the efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico said that the then-president of Cobra Acquisitions LLC, Donald Keith Ellison, gave FEMA's deputy regional director airline flights, hotel accommodations, personal security services and the use of a credit card.

In return, Ahsha Nateef Tribble "used any opportunity she had to benefit Cobra," said U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez, including accelerating payments to the company and pressuring local power authority officials to award it contracts. Tribble was FEMA's primary leader in trying to restore electric power after Hurricane Maria destroyed the power grid in 2017.

Cobra was given contracts worth about $1.8 billion. According to prosecutors, Tribble avoided using her FEMA email and cell phone, instead opting for private accounts and even a disposable prepaid cell number. The government is seeking the forfeiture from Ellison of accounts holding more than $4 million, as well as a 40-foot catamaran. If convicted of the charges of honest services wire fraud and disaster fraud, they could face up to 30 years in prison. (Read more)

- Father God, we lift up the long-suffering people of Puerto Rico and pray they will reject corrupt leaders and look to You to restore their lives.

- Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)

7. Black Poverty Hits Record Low Under President Trump - Breitbart

President Donald Trump can claim credit for pushing poverty among black American adults to record lows, according to data in the U.S. Census Bureau's 2018 economic report. The good news is in the 77-page report, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018, which was released Tuesday, September 10.

The report does not suggest why the poverty rate is falling. But other data - including comments from industry CEOs - show that wages are gently rising as employers reluctantly begin to compete for employees in a low-immigration, tight labor economy.

Trump's low-immigration policies have prompted many progressives and Democrats to claim he is racist. But his growth and "Hire American" combination is pressuring companies to compete for Americans workers - including blacks and Latinos - by offering higher wages and better benefits. (Read more)

- Father, we are grateful all our people are prospering and able to improve their lives. We pray these gains will unite us as a nation.

- Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. (3 John 1:2)

8. Dems Secretly Trained Thousands of Activists to Manipulate Media, Clinton Library Docs Show - Free Beacon

The Democrat National Committee (DNC), with the blessing of the Clinton White House, launched the Talk Radio Initiative (TRI) ahead of the 1996 campaign. The program trained thousands of operatives to call in to radio shows, conduct surveillance of their contents, and secretly disseminate Democratic talking points while posing as ordinary listeners.

The Washington Free Beacon reviewed years' worth of previous reporting and scores of internal documents from the Clinton Presidential Library-including secret DNC communiques, confidential state party documents, and executive memorandums for the president-that together shed light on the internal workings of TRI. The materials revealed that Democrats systematically trained more than 4,000 operatives in at least 23 states to lie about their identities, deflect difficult questions from hosts, and plant pro-Democrat messages on the radio waves.

The records also revealed that the Clinton administration consistently kept tabs on and coordinated with TRI, considering it a crucial pillar of the administration's plan to neutralize conservative radio in preparation for the 1996 election. It's not known when TRI officially ended operations, but mentions of the program disappeared from documents and media reports following the 1996 election. (Read more)

- Father God, we pray this report will open the eyes of those who have been blind to media manipulation by political parties.

- But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good. (1 Thess. 5:21)

9. House Democratic Leadership Won't Let Born-Alive Protection Act Come to a Vote - CBN News

In one 11-year period, the Centers for Disease Control reported 143 babies surviving abortion attempts, and the number is likely far higher because so few of these incidents are reported. Several members of Congress held a hearing Tuesday to highlight the need to protect these abortion survivors. A number of witnesses decried this modern-day infanticide and the House leadership's unwillingness to stop it.

Neonatologist Dr. Robin Pierucci told CBN News before the hearing, "All babies - whether they are wanted, whether they are premature, whether they have a congenital anomaly -- are still people. And all of them need to be treated with the same standard of care." Former abortionist Kathi Aultman, now a pro-life advocate, explained the mindset of those who let these abortion-survivors die.

"Because the object of the abortion was to have a dead baby, not really to end the pregnancy," Aultman explained. "They can be sued. That baby can sue them later because of defects from the procedure. They may not do well because they're premature and are going to have problems." (Read more)

- Father, we pray the pressure from the people of our nation will be so great that this issue cannot be ignored by the Democrat leadership in the House. We pray for a vote, and for the victorious protection of these precious little ones.

- Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love. (Psalm 44:26)

10. Hong Kong Students Hold Hands to Peacefully Protest for Greater Democratic Rights - NDT

After three months of demonstrations, Hong Kong citizens press on to secure their freedom and their futures. Students in Hong Kong held hands in peaceful protest on September 11, hoping to have their concerns realized by the government.

Most protesters wear masks fearing retaliation from the Hong Kong government and the Chinese communist regime. "People may recognize us and catch us to the police. We are afraid to go back to China," said Heung. Tracy Cheung, also a student at Heung To said she loves Hong Kong and the differences it has established from mainland China. "We have freedom, and we have democracy, we have freedom of speech," said Cheung. (Read more)

- Father God, the people of Hong Kong have honored Your Name, worshipped You, and cried out for Your help. We ask You to demonstrate Your power and show China that You are the true, living God by giving them victory.

- The trees will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them. (Ezekiel 34:27)

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

18 years after 911

I am sitting in my office 18 years after the al Qaeda operatives ran two planes into the World Trade Center towers, one plane into the Pentagon, and another was downed in a Pennsylvania field. The result, nearly 3,000 American citizens met an untimely and brutal death. I went back through Daily Jots written around the anniversary of that fateful day. The progression of American foreign policy from September 11, 2001 through 2016 is a sad reminder of how the United States became a tool of the prophetic dark side in not only allowing the advancement of the most antichrist religion on earth, Islam, but also supporting its bloody aggression in the Middle East, and appeasing all things Islam in America, itself.

A trip down memory lane shows how the Bush Administration, while initially responding wisely, bungled retaliation for the attack over the long haul by its nation-building strategy, and promoting Islam as a religion of peace here in America. But what happened during the eight years of the Obama Administration was a diplomatic U-Turn in the handling of the Middle East, resulting in acceleration of prophecy and placing America in harm's way for years to come. On the tenth anniversary of 911, this is what the Daily Jot reported: "The US president has forced the American military and his diplomatic corps to support terrorist sponsoring- and terrorist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in overthrowing governments in the Middle East."

And this is also when the build-up to Benghazi began: The Washington Post, revealed as if it were news on September 12 (2011) that Islamists are emerging in force in "new Libya."The Post reports further: "Islamists led by the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood took advantage of secularists' absence from the eastern city of Benghazi to win passage of a revised provision that made Islamic law the principal law of the land." A year later, according to a 270-page intelligence report in Arabic obtained by WorldNetDaily (WND), those who attacked the embassy in Benghazi were the very same Muslim Brotherhood-backed, al Qaeda radicals that the White House assisted in overthrowing Libya. The White House tried to cover up this revelation by lying to the public that the attack was inspired by a video that insulted the prophet Mohammad.

That same president also is responsible for the overthrow of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood and the destabilization of Yemen and Syria, which continues to be an issue today. In addition, he gave billions to Iran, which has accelerated its nuclear arms development and has exported terrorism across the Middle East. That's what has happened in the 18 years following the 911 attack by Islamic extremists. Thank God, we now have a president that is reversing this foreign policy and trying to address the problems created by the nearly two decades of wrongmindedness. Proverbs 29:2 says, ". . . when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." How true. We have seen how leadership impacts a nation's prophetic future.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

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- Classic Hymns
- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
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Prayers for the Persecuted Church

"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)

Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.

Classic Hymns


"Pray continually." (1 Thessalonians 5:17)


Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father's throne
Make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief
And oft escaped the tempter's snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
The joys I feel, the bliss I share,
Of those whose anxious spirits burn
With strong desires for thy return!
With such I hasten to the place
Where God my Savior shows His face,
And gladly take my station there,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless.
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word and trust His grace,
I'll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah's lofty height,
I view my home and take my flight:
This robe of flesh I'll drop and rise
To seize the everlasting prize;
And shout, while passing through the air,
"Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!"


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Words: Will­iam Wal­ford, 1845.

Melody: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1861

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Signs and Wonders

Harvest Moon to glow bright on Friday the 13th

Superstition will fill the air on Friday the 13th, a day commonly known as one of the unluckiest days of the year. As the sun sets, one of the most well-known full moons will fill the night sky and possibly bring a little extra bad luck with it.

Friday night's full moon is the Harvest Moon, considered one of the most popular moons of the year. The origin behind this moniker dates back hundreds of years.

"The Harvest Moon provides the most light at the time of year when it was traditionally needed most: during the harvest," the Old Farmer's Almanac explained on their website. The full moon closest to the September equinox is given the name of the Harvest Moon. Under the bright light of the full moon, farmers could work well into the cool September night to harvest their summer crops before electricity was around to power lights.
"Unlike other full Moon names, which are specific to their respective months, the Harvest Moon is not tied to September. Instead, it depends on an astronomical event: the autumnal equinox," the Old Farmer's Almanac said.

The Harvest Moon typically falls in September, but on occasion, it may rise in early October. ( Read more.

"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)

The Good News Corner

Customers at Toronto's Brand New Chick-fil-A Outnumbered the Protesters, 100 to 1!

"We respect people's right to share their opinions and want all Torontonians to know they are welcome at Chick-fil-A Yonge & Bloor. Our focus is on offering a welcoming and respectful environment for our guests and team members, and we encourage people to give us a try," Wilson Yang, the operator at the Toronto Chick-fil-A said in a statement to The Star.

In many U.S. cities, the opening of a new Chick-fil-A is met with long lines for chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. In Canada's largest city, though, the grand opening of a Chick-fil-A last week was met with protestors calling for a boycott.

The protest on Friday was organized by the 519, an LGBT group, and Liberation TO, an animal rights organization, which held "Don't Eat Hate" signs and wore drag costumes. At one point the demonstrators even laid on the ground side-by-side in a "die-in" protest outside the front door.

By the second day, the customers who were in line to buy food outnumbered the protesters 100 to 1.

. . . The protesters were greatly outnumbered by Chick-fil-A customers who stood patiently in line to purchase their food. The first customer reportedly got in line at 10:30 p.m. the previous day.

Brian Lilley, a columnist for The Toronto Star, wrote, "The line to get into the Toronto @ChickfilA goes around the corner and down the street. It is bigger than the loud protests out front."

Thomas Daigle, a reporter for CBC News, said on the second day of protests, customers still greatly outnumbered protesters.

"Chick-fil-A in Toronto, day 2. One protester and close to 100 people lined up for chicken," Daigle wrote.

Chick-fil-A is owned by Christians. Its founder, as well as its current CEO, have publicly stated their belief in the biblical definition of marriage.

The chicken chain is the third-largest fast-food chain in the United States in sales. Its official corporate purpose is "to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A." Its restaurants are closed on Sundays. (Christian Herald) Read more.

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