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Bobby Jindal Decries Porn, Drugs and Crime and Issues a 'Call to Prayer' in Letter to Fellow Governors Ahead of Saturday's Massive Religious Rally

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"All ages, denominations, ethnic and racial backgrounds will gather to pray for America, asking God for His mercy and Abounding Grace."

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently penned a letter to 49 of his fellow U.S. governors, decrying societal issues like drugs, crime and pornography and inviting them to attend "The Response," a religious rally that he's headlining in Baton Rouge on Saturday.

The event, described as "a call to prayer for a nation in crisis," will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Louisiana State University and will rely on prayers and invocations to take aim at the "historic crisis" the nation faces in light of debt, terrorism, fatherlessness and other dire issues.

Jindal, a Republican and a former Hindu who converted to Catholicism, described some of these societal plights in his letter, offering up a call for unity to his fellow governors.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

"We are faced with fatherless homes, an epidemic of drugs and crime, a saturation of pornography, an increase in the polarization, division, and hopelessness amongst many," he wrote. "We need trust, respect and civility restored. Yet as I trust you would agree, there are limits to our own influence as governmental leaders."

Jindal cited biblical text to call his fellow political leaders to pray on behalf of the nation in an effort to "appeal to heaven for heaven's intervention," according to a copy of the letter published by CBN News' David Brody.

"We need to pray to the Lord that He will send spiritual revival to our nation," the governor added, going on to invite his fellow leaders to attend "The Response" at the university's Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday.

The event will be apolitical and will include worship, fasting and prayer, Jindal said.

"On Saturday, all ages, denominations, ethnic and racial backgrounds will gather to pray for America, asking God for His mercy and Abounding Grace," he continued. "Christians will choose to cross their racial, denominational, generational and political preferences, to meet at the Cross of Christ together to pray for revival."

"The Response" is sponsored by the American Family Association, a conservative, Christian organization, with involvement from the American Renewal Project, another Christian group, according to Time. Find out more about "The Response" here.

This is similar to "The Response" event that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry hosted back in 2011.

(H/T: CBN News' David Brody)

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