A whole lot of stupid things have been said about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Greece v Galloway by the Christian right. Naturally, Tony Perkins wants to add his name to the list of those staying stupid things. He says the ruling was an answer to prayer!
Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling wasn’t just an answer on prayer—it was an answer to prayer! In what experts are calling one of the biggest religious liberty wins in the last half-century, the court gave its blessing on an American tradition more than 200 years old: legislative prayer. In cities across America, secular activists have come to legal blows with dozens of local governments over the freedom to open meetings with a prayer, recognizing the Author of our liberty.
Okay Tony, tell us specifically what all those prayers did. Millions of people undoubtedly prayed for this outcome to happen, but millions of people pray for the outcome of Supreme Court cases all the time when they lose too. So what exactly did God do here? Was there a justice who was going to vote the other way but God put the mojo on them and changed their mind? If so, what happened to that free will thing you like to blather on about? And if not, if that result was going to happen anyway, then the prayer didn’t do anything. Take your pick.
One look at the headlines and we can all agree: If there’s one thing this country could use more of, it’s prayer!
Nope, we can’t all agree on that. I’m old school. What this country needs is more animal sacrifice, especially in the form of BBQ.