Engle Rallies Against Gay Marriage in Calif.

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com September 04 2010 8:15 PM ET

Pastor Lou Engle's controversial ministry drew thousands of attendees
on Saturday to protest gay marriage, abortion, and pornography on the
steps of the California state capitol in Sacramento.

Engle's "TheCall to Conscience" included a 12-hour fast, the Associated Press reports. The rally was in part a protest of the recent court ruling striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional (the case is currently on appeal).

"If marriage is going to be upheld between a man and a woman, which we believe is the best for families and children and society, then right now, it seems we need divine intervention," Engle said in an interview with the AP. "That's part of the reason we're coming here, to pray, but also to take a stand and be a prophetic voice to stand for truth."

A recent Uganda rally starring Engle was featured in the September cover story for The Advocate.