Disgraced former general Jerry Boykin spoke at the Values Voters Summit and told the audience to stop praying for God’s blessing on America because we’re apparently just too far gone for that. Instead, he said that they should pray for God to kick the country’s ass for our terrible sin of granting rights he disagrees with.
“If we ask God to humble us, if we ask God to bring us to a point where we do turn back to him… we’ve got to be prepared for greater persecution, we’ve got to be prepared to be knocked to our knees, not just invited to our knees, but knocked to our knees,” he said.
“Pray that God will forgive us,” he added. “Don’t pray for God’s blessings on America, I stopped doing that three years ago.”
He then said that legal abortion, pornography, and families “disintegrating at an incredible rate” have brought the country to a similar point that brought about the Civil War, which he said happened because “Americans realized that slavery was wrong and they began to repent for the evil.”
What a bizarre conception of history. The civil war happened because a huge number of Americans believed that God had ordained slavery in the Bible (which is true) and that the right to own slaves was inviolable, not because people began repenting for slavery. And all of this is just another example of the Christian focus on how horrible human beings are. We’re so terrible that we deserve to be destroyed, hit with plagues and burned in hell for eternity. It’s quite sick, I think.