While hundreds of thousands gather outside the Supreme Court every year for the March for Life, pro-life gatherings outside the Supreme Court at other times are often much smaller.
This has not stopped Reverend Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition and pastor of Church on the Hill, from holding events outside the Supreme Court on a regular basis. This Sunday, he led an event of worship and prayer for the upcoming confirmation hearings of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
“This is President Trump’s most important decision,” Mahoney said. “This decides the direction and leaning of the United States Supreme Court for a generation to come.”
“We are gathering here not in a partisan way,” he said. “Not in a liberal, conservative, Republican, or Democrat, way. We are gathered here to seek a sovereign God.”
After the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, Mahoney led an impromptu prayer service outside the Supreme Court, which was featured on CNN and The New York Times. He often holds prayer services around Washington, D.C. and other parts of the country, going where he believes God calls him.
Also leading prayer at the event was Catherine Glenn Foster, an attorney who serves as the president of the Sound Legal Group, who has argued pro-life cases for years.
“The loss of Justice Scalia was truly a loss, for the court, for legal thinking, and for his jurisprudence,” she told Refined Right. “So thinking of Neil Gorsuch, I think he’s such a well-chosen replacement because he will follow in the steps of Justice Scalia and rule in ways that uphold the law and protect all Americans.”
Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings begin Monday at 11 a.m. EST.