City of Birmingham Proclamation
WHEREAS: The City of Birmingham Like the City of Nineveh has experienced violence and murder that pails in comparison to the City of Nineveh of the Old Testament, Book of Jonah; and has become the fourth violent city per capital in the United States of America; and
WHEREAS: Many residents of the City of Birmingham, like Jonah, who turned his back on Nineveh, the citizens of the City of Birmingham have not only turned their backs on God but also turned their back on the freedoms that were won by and through the civil rights struggle; and
WHEREAS: Chapter 3, verse 5 & 6, of the Book of Jonah, Old Testament states, that the people of Nineveh believe God and proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest of them unto the least of them. For word came unto the King of Nineveh and he arose from his throne and he laid his robe from him and covered him with sackcloth and sat in ash; and
WHEREAS: I, Larry P. Langford, Mayor of the City of Birmingham, like the King of Nineveh in verse 7, proclaim and publish a decree and do designate and set aside April 25th, 2008, as
“IT’S TIME TO PRAY”
in the City of Birmingham, and encourage all Bishops, Priests, Pastors, Ministers and all of our citizens of various denominations and creeds to join in this day that is set aside for prayer.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Birmingham to be affixed this 22nd day of April, year of our Lord 2008.
Mayor Larry Langford of Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Weekly 51 Comments
[4/29/2008 7:41:12 AM]
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Submitted By: David D.G.