Bakker: God Let 9/11 Happen

Christian con man Jim Bakker told his audience — seriously, how does this guy have an audience? — that America is under a curse because of our sins and that God let 9/11 happen to get our attention. I especially like how his voice breaks to show how emotional he is about it all.

httpv://youtu.be/TKSllEUDaLo

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About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • Nick Gotts (formerly KG)

    God LIHOP? So, why isn’t God in Guantanamo Bay, awaiting a military tribunal after undergoing “enhanced interrogation”?

  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    Is he sure God is upset with America over abortion and secularism and not over adultery and accounting fraud?

  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    And rape and covering it up.

  • thalwen

    So God, instead of being an all-knowing, omnipotent being, is nothing more than a right-wing terrorist who kills people through acts of terror and natural disasters.

  • bahrfeldt

    Bakker’s god lets lots of stuff happen. One has little choice in such matters when one does not exist.

  • dingojack

    Uh Jim – You actually believe in an invisible sky-fairy right? This alleged invisible sky fairy is omnipotent, right?

    BAKKER: “God let 9/11 happen”.

    Everyone: UUUUHH DUUUHHHH!*

    Dingo

    —–

    * That’s ‘talking to wingnut’ speak for: the conclusions you draw are a demonstrably trivial consequence of your idiotic premises, you complete and utter moron!

  • StevoR

    seriously, how does this guy have an audience?

    Because as, I think ’twas P.T. Barnum (?) said :

    There’s a sucker born every minute?

  • StevoR

    Although even then .. yeah, pretty amazin’

  • StevoR

    Reminds me of :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMgU5B2TZIA

    This was the dude related to / married to Tammy Bakker right?

    (Crowded House – “Chocolate Cake”)

  • dingojack

    ‘Hmmmm… Chocolate cake, rrrrrrrrrrakkk!!!’ [/Homer]

    Dingo

  • mikeinohio

    The best part of the whole thing is the pitch at the bottom of the screen for the “fuel-less generator” that’s up there anytime he’s not citing some ridiculous statistic or bible verse. Expect any moment to see “if you call in the next 20 minutes, you’ll get a free prayer hanky personally anointed by Jim Bakker’s phlegm”.

  • desoto

    I really wish there was a hell for pieces of shit like this this particularly foul piece of shit. If the religious idiots believed their own literature, they would be rejoicing that these people are now in heaven (or hell). He is doing it for donations. What would sending money to this scumbag do that a believer couldn’t do on their own?

  • whheydt

    Re; #9.

    Married.

    I saw a tee-shirt some years ago. It had smears of bright colors which, when you looked at it, you realized were a sort of spread out face. The caption was: I ran into Tammie Faye at the mall.

    –W. H. Heydt

  • busterggi

    Aren’t these the same right-wing nutcases that went apeshit when they heard Rev. Wright said almost the exact same thing?

  • dan4

    @1: “God LIHOP.”

    Huh?

  • typecaster

    “God LIHOP.”

    Let It Happen On Purpose, I think. It’s not one of the commoner acronyms.

  • Nick Gotts (formerly KG)

    Yes, Let It Happen On Purpose. “Bush LIHOP” is a slogan used by the moderate wing (!) of the “Truther” movement.

  • tbp1

    Aargh. He’s starting to look a lot like my best friend’s father, someone I really admired. Bunches of cognitive dissonance there.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Funny how blinkered Bakker and his ilk are. They think God is utterly obsessed with the US. Canada is more liberal than the US is many ways, such as allowing gay marriage. Yet for some reason God doesn’t bother punishing Canada, even though by their reasoning he should be even more pissed off with Canada than the US. You could say the same thing about numerous other countries.

  • dan4

    @16 and @17: Thanks for the clarification…and I’m usually pretty good at deciphering unfamiliar acronyms when I look at the context in which they’re used (not this time!).

    Anyway, it sounds like Bakker is denying the concept of free will with his “God let it happen” comment.

  • teawithbertrand

    My favorite part is how they assumed that their audience wouldn’t know the word “reprobate”.

  • d cwilson

    Aren’t these the same right-wing nutcases that went apeshit when they heard Rev. Wright said almost the exact same thing?

    Yes.

    But Bakker is white, so it’s totally different for them.

  • http://anexerciseinfutility.blogspot.com tommykey

    They think God is utterly obsessed with the US. Canada is more liberal than the US is many ways, such as allowing gay marriage. Yet for some reason God doesn’t bother punishing Canada

    Tim, that’s because America was founded as a Christian Nation and the USA is an important part of God’s special plans, so he has to beat up on us once in a while so that we don’t stray from the plan.

  • sunsangnim

    So the hijackers were carrying out God’s will? Bakker apparently is encouraging jihad.

    As if we needed further evidence of the similarities between extremist Christians and extremist Muslims.

  • donalbain

    God hates you for your freedom!

  • lpetrich

    What does he think that God could have done? Grab those airplanes and put them down in airports like what we’d do with toy airplanes?

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    These idiots practically equated George W. Bush with God while he was in office; so in that sense, Bakker is right: their stand-in for God really did let 9/11 happen, despite explicit warnings that some sort of attack was imminent.


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