Fourth Memorial Church will host a prayer gathering on March 29 in support of Referendum 74 and Initiative 1192, which petition Washington’s new gay marriage legislation.
The event is sponsored by Protect Marriage Washington. Guest speakers will be Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Gubernatorial Candidate Shahram Hadian and Attorney General Candidate Stephen Pidgeon, author of Initiative 1192.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at noon at the church, 2000 N. Standard.
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