Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Big Day!

Great news loves!!

3 billion people cared enough to open their heart and minds to it!



A couple of million of the devout even traveled in support of it!




There were rulers and religious leaders from all over the world who were witnesses of this historic day! Whose very presence testified to the importance of it, whose attendance was a loud and clear stamp of approval!

There was Royalty!
The Prince and Princess of the Asturias
The Crown Prince of Bahrain
Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium
The Sultan of Brunei and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha
King Simeon II and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarian
The Queen of Denmark
King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes
Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Prince Constantine of Greece
Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait
Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso and Princess Mabereng Seeiso of Lesotho
The Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock
Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco
The Crown Prince and Princess of The Netherlands
The King and Queen of Norway
Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of Oman
The Emir of The State of Qatar and Sheika Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned
King Michael I of Romania and Crown Princess Margarita
Prince Mohamed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and Princess Fadwa bint
Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman
The Queen of Spain
The King of Swaziland
The Crown Princess of Sweden and The Duke of Västergötland
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
The King of Tonga
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia
The Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia

And Dignitaries!
The Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda
The Governor-General of Australia and His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce
The Governor-General of The Bahamas and Lady Foulkes
The Governor-General of Barbados
The Governor-General of Belize and Lady Young
The Governor-General of Canada and Mrs. David Jonhnston
The Governor-General of Jamaica
The Governor-General of New Zealand and Lady Satyanand
The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea and Mrs Michael Ogio
The Governor-General of the Solomon Islands and Lady Kabui
The Governor-General of St Christopher and Nevis
The Governor-General of St Lucia
The Governor-General of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Lady Ballantyne
The Prime Minister of Australia and Mr Tim Mathieson
The Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Ms Delores Miller
The Prime Minister of Barbados
The Prime Minster of New Zealand and Mrs. John Key
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Lade Somare
The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Mrs. Rosalia Nestor King
The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines and Mrs Ralph Gonsalves
The Premier of Bermuda and Mr. Germain Nkeuleu
The Premier of The British Virgin Islands and Mrs Ralph O’Neal
The Premier of the Cayman Islands and Mrs Kerry Bush
The Hon Sharon and Mr. Rodney Halford (Falkland Islands)
The Chief Minister of Gibraltar and Mrs. Peter Caruana
The Chief Minister of Montserrat and the Reverend Doctor Joan Delsol Meade
The Hon John and Mrs. Vilma Cranfield (St Helena)

Members of Government, Parliament!
The Prime Minister and Mrs David Cameron
The Deputy Prime Minister and Ms Miriam Gonzalez Duantez
First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Mrs William Hague
The Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Hon Mrs Osborne
The Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor and Mrs Kenneth Clarke
The Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equalities, and Mr Philip May
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport and Mrs Jeremy Hunt
The Rt Hon Ed Miliband, MP and Ms Justine Thornton
The Speaker of the House of Commons and Mrs John Bercow
The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales and the Lady Elis-Thomas
The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and Mrs Alex Fergusson
The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Mrs William Hay
The Lord Speaker and Mr Martin Hayman
First Minister of Wales and Mrs Carwyn Jones
First Minister of Northern Ireland and Mrs Peter Robinson
First Minister of Scotland and Mrs Alex Salmond
The Mayor of London and Mrs. Boris Johnson
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor and The Lady Mayoress
Sir Gus and Lady O’Donnell
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of Westminster and Count Paolo Filo della Torre
Mr and Mrs Simon Fraser

Representatives from the Church and other Faiths!
The Most Reverend Gregorious, Archbishop of the Greek Archdiocese of Thysteira and Great Britain
The Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs. Rowan Williams
Rabbi Anthony Bayfield
Mr Anil Bhanot
The Archbishop of Armagh, Cardinal Archbishop Sean Brady
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend David Chillingworth
The Right Reverend John Christie, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Mr. Malcolm Deboo President, Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe
The Rt Reverend Doctor Norman Hamilton
The Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Reverend Alan Edwin Harper
Monsignor Philip Kerr, The Convener, Action of Churches Together in Scotland
Commissioner Elizabeth Matear, Salvation Army
The Archbishop of Wales, The Most Reverend Doctor Barry Morgan
The Reverend Gareth Morgan Jones, President of the Free Church Council of Wales
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-Connor
The Archbishop of Westminster, The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols
Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh
Rabbi Alan Plancey
Imam Mohammad Raza
The Chief Rabbi (Lord Sacks)
The Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala, Acting Head Monk, The London Buddhist Vihara
Maulana Syed Raza Shabbarm, Muhammadi Trust
Mr Natubhai Shah, President, the Jain Academy
Dr Indarjit Singh, Director, Network Sikh Organisations (UK)
Canon Chirstopher Tuckwell
The Reverend Martin Turner
The Archbishop of York and Mrs John Sentamu

There were movie stars, athletes and musicians; the posh and the popular!




52 million dollars were spent to see the dream finally realized!!

100's of millions more on travel and hotels and tv production and t-shirts and posters and condoms and beer and fake nails...

Wha???








14,000 children succumbed to starvation yesterday, the day of Prince William's Royal wedding. 14,000 more children succumbed to starvation today. 14,000 children starve everyday, while the world whips itself into a feeding frenzy over pomp and circumstance, stuffed shirts and empty collars. 2.5 billion people live on less than 2 dollars a day. 27 million people are being exploited right now because poverty breeds desperation and desperation is a vacuum into which evil is pulled. England is one of the top destination countries for sex-trafficking. The money spent on this one day could have meant a lifetime of freedom for thousands of people!

Where is our sense of obligation? Where is our sense of shame? Where is our compassion?

I'm gonna be sick.




And if you're a glutton for such as this, check out my buddy Shannon Ivey's blog today.

8 comments:

  1. I do not get the hype about it. Were it not for following news stations on Facebook, I would not have known about it.

    When I look at how Americans are entertained I wonder what purpose there is in their lives. Really, watching two strangers get married thousands of miles away is worth your time? if you can spare the time to know intimate details of these two strangers who would not give you the time of day. . .why not get involved in the life of a child who is fighting for life?

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  2. Good questions Annabelle. Maybe because the party 'cross the pond is the life they want and the suffering child the one that reminds them of their own pain. Or maybe the fallen nature on man is ever so bent to the lust of the eyes, the lusts of flesh and the pride of life. The shiny things. But I don't get the hype either.

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  3. It doesn't help (or maybe it does) that I'm not like other girls with some of my interests. I actually told my friend in a text the other day "It's because I'm a man." I meant to say I communicate like a man in that I say what I mean instead of putting hidden meanings in my words. I didn't stop laughing for a good 5 minutes. ok, that was irrelevant. . .

    It irritates me how girls get so caught up in dresses and jewels and other people kissing. Sure I like pretty things, but I don't waste my time fussing over strangers

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  4. Ha...That was priceless.

    Femininity doesn't have to be frilly or voyeuristic or fashion obsessed. Godly femininity is more attractive any day. Compassion for the poor. Tenderness with the brokenhearted. Proverbs 31:20. The world and even the church has remade femininity into its own image.

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  5. yeah I am far from frilly, but I think I am more feminine than I have ever been.

    I do make some very sexist jokes though. Actually it is time to get back to my place (the kitchen) ;)

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  6. I do joke when I say that, but I love being with my brothers and doing their dishes and baking them cookies, which is actually what I am doing this afternoon!! haha

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  7. Ahhhhhhhhhh cookies! Family is lovely.

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  8. yeah, I love these guys. They're so easy to please. I just bake and clean and they're happy. One of them in particular I trust (for some things) more than my own blood relatives. It is so great to be surrounded by godly men. Now, I just wish more girls would start coming to church!

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