Michele Bachmann: 9/11 and Benghazi Were God’s Judgment

During a Capitol Hill prayer event this week, Michele Bachmann (R-MN) spoke about how 9/11 and the attack in Benghazi were the result of God’s judgment on our country:

It’s no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment. It is no secret that we all are concerned that our nation may be in a time of decline. If that is in fact so, what is the answer? The answer is what we are doing here today: humbling ourselves before an almighty God, crying out to an almighty God, saying not of ourselves but you, would you save us oh God? We repent of our sins, we turn away from them, we seek you, we seek your ways. That’s something that we’re doing today, that we did on the National Day of Prayer, it’s something that we have chosen to do as well on another landmark day later this year on September 11. Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11. That’s why we’re going to have ‘9/11 Pray’ on that day. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?

God is so upset with us, he killed thousands of innocent Americans.

I’m not sure if it was abortion or gay marriage or Obama that did the trick.

We can dismiss this as the rant of a lunatic when Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell says it, but this is the rant of a lunatic in Congress… who was joined by other members of Congress!

Our nation is, indeed, in trouble. But it’s not because we’re making God angry. It’s because we elect people who think we’re making God angry.

(via Right Wing Watch)

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