Wingnut Inauguration Prayer Breakfast Even Worse Than Promised

Remember the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, with the controversy over whether Joseph Farah would speak or not? Turns out the actual event was both anti-climactic and even crazier than one could imagine because of who showed up and who didn’t. Right Wing Watch has a report:

After some embarrassing back-and-forth about Farah’s participation, he didn’t show up. Neither did Bachmann, Cantor, Blount or Pat Robertson, though Robertson, Farah, and Pat Boone sent messages that were read out loud. People who did show up representing foreign embassies may have been duped by the name of event into thinking they were attending something connected to the actual inauguration.

Organizers insisted that the event had no political agenda, that it was called simply to pray for President Obama and the nation. But there was plenty of politics. Speakers included Marjorie Dannenfelser of the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List. Sid Roth, a Messianic Jew and radio host, said there were three sins that cause a land to “vomit out” its people: child sacrifice (abortion), homosexuality, and the “tipping point” sin of dividing up the land of Israel. Stewart Greenleaf, a Pennsylvania state senator, said he could make an argument for Israel’s right to disputed lands based on history, but that the best argument is that “the Lord gave Israel that land.”

Even Pastor Wiley Drake – infamous for his devotion to “imprecatory prayers” against his political opponents, and his admission that he regularly prays for President Obama’s death, was recognized, applauded, and called up to the stage.

How very non-political of them.

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  • marcus

    But…but, they were praying for President Obama! (To die, please.)

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

    Well, Mutt Romney said he’d pray for America when he lost the election, so I guess this is how they fulfill that promise.

  • alanb

    Sid Roth, a Messianic Jew and radio host, said there were three sins that cause a land to “vomit out” its people: child sacrifice (abortion), homosexuality, and the “tipping point” sin of dividing up the land of Israel.

    Presumably the Mr. Roth is referring to Leviticus 18:28, “And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.” However, Leviticus 18 lists lots of reasons for “vomiting out” that Mr. Roth misses such as having sex with your stepmother or sister-in-law, or any woman during her menstrual period. Evidently he doesn’t believe in the truth of the Bible.

  • hexidecima

    Greenleaf is quite a moron from white frightened Pennsylvania suburbia. Still waiting for any evidence that said god exists and that said god gave anyone anything.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    When I read “worse than promised” I immediately thought “ZOMG! Did they leave out the bacon?”

  • cry4turtles

    This whole “vomit” theme is nauseating.

  • John Hinkle

    @cry4turtles

    This whole “vomit” theme is nauseating.

    Welcome to the Bible.

  • John Hinkle

    People who did show up representing foreign embassies may have been duped by the name of event into thinking they were attending something connected to the actual inauguration.

    That’s hilarious. I bet these people, when they found out they were invited to the Fun House, whispered behind the back of their hand to their assistant, “I want these people eliminated.”

  • jnorris

    Neither did Bachmann, Cantor, Blount or Pat Robertson

    Republican Tea Party Christians refuse to pray for America!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    Man, I knew Greenleaf was a douchebag, but damn.

  • uzza

    “the lord gave Israel that land”, what, he’s into Redistribution of Wealth?

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