After September 11, 2001, "God bless America" was on everyone's lips. But what, exactly, are we asking God to bless - a nation moving a breakneck speed toward homosexual marriage, a nation awash in pornography, a nation in which our children are indoctrinated in perversion in the public schools, a nation in which most public displays of The Ten Commandments are considered offensive to the Constitution, a nation in which the elite does all in its considerable power to efface our Biblical heritage?That bolded line (my emphasis) is probably the most offensive thing someone could possibly say.
We are sowing the wind. Surely, we shall reap the whirlwind.
One other factor which must be considered: Days before Katrina nearly wiped New Orleans off the map, 9,000 Jewish residents of Gaza were driven from their homes with the full support of the United States government. Could this be a playing out of prophesy ("I will bless that nation that blesses you, and curse the nation that curses you")?
Please read on. I want to give you two examples - from today's headlines - of how we are bringing disaster on ourselves. And then tell you what you can do - right now, today - to begin to reverse the process.
The two examples? A bill in the California legislature to define marriage as a bond between "two persons," and the recent death of a Washington State man after a horse had sex with him.
This is not why Katrina hit New Orleans. Anyone who thinks it is deserves scorn and denunciation from his fans and followers, not just from across the aisle.
This attitude is why the religious authoritarians oppose any sort of social safety net. If something bad happens to you, it must be God's will, a punishment for something bad that happened to you. A hurricane? Punishment for Mardi Gras. Poverty? Punishment for loose morals.
Among others, Sam Brownback will be speaking at this man's conference. Will Senator Brownback stand up to this nonsense, or let it pass quietly while fighting a war over faith and complaining about the lack of decency in America?