So says the loony Lou Engle of The Call.
I heard that actually the day that Governor Perry announced that he’s running for president, and this is not an endorsement I’m giving here, it simply it rained I believe he said for five hours, it poured. And people think that that could’ve been a sign, I don’t know. I think that was a historic prayer gathering for a governor to call a true Joel:2 solemn assembly. You don’t always see an immediate answer to these kinds of prayers but God does, God sees and responds and I believe we’ll look back at that gathering as a historic moment in American history and that’s what I’ve got to believe.
Of course you have to believe that, because you’re insane. Yes, it did rain in the upper part of Texas on August 13. And now much of Central Texas is on fire, nearly 200 of them have destroyed thousands of homes. Is God’s aim that bad? Or maybe he’s trying to send a message not to elect Rick Perry? It makes just as much sense as the nonsense you’re selling. Funny how every natural disaster happens to reinforce exactly what you believed all along.
He read Joel chapter 2 and said this is his prescription in times of trouble, it was phenomenal and then he prayed, and in reality really prayed to Jesus, using the name of Jesus. Now people could say it’s a political ploy, listen, I think the church should actually rejoice that someone had the courage, he is in one sense risking political suicide but basically his purpose is, ‘hey I just know I’m not going to succumb to political pressure on this thing, I know we need God.’ Of course Texas is in such a bad state with the drought, the fire, the difficulties. Well the whole nation is and I believe that what he called was very significant for the nation, I was privileged to speak to him just for a few moments and felt the genuineness of his own heart.
Yeah, it’s really political suicide for a Republican politician to blather on about God all the time. Hell, it’s practically a requirement to do so.