VIDEO: Little Rock Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally

On June 8, 2012, approximately 800 concerned citizens gathered on the Capitol Building steps in Little Rock to take a stand for religious freedom. At the same time, similar rallies were happening in cities across the country as part of a nationwide effort.

Video note: Pastor Mark Evans mentioned an amusing story from the Peanuts that he used to illustrate how individuals with the same key goals should set aside petty differences and organize.

Here’s the Peanuts dialogue:
Lucy: These five fingers… individually, they’re nothing. But when I curl them together like this into a single unit, they form a weapon that is terrible to behold!
(Linus gives in quickly and then talks to his fingers.)
Linus: Why can’t you guys get organized like that?

At the end of the rally, Sen. Irvin held her fingers out and then made a fist, tying it back to the illustration by Pastor Evans. The crowd responded; they understood. It was amazing to see how a simple story could take on such a powerful meaning.