There are few things I find more amusing than the way fundamentalist Christians use language. Only in fundie circles will you ever hear the word “fellowship” as a verb, for example (“we’re going fellowshiping!”). Bryan Fischer provides a perfect example in claiming that God “quickened the campaigns” of Republican candidates:
“A good part of that evening, the pastors and the people in that congregation and all those across the country got down on their faces before God to repent of our sins, to seek God’s favor over this land because of the threat to religious liberty,” Fischer said. “And on Tuesday, we saw these resounding election results and I have to think there was a connection. When God’s people got on their faces in repentance in faith over the issue of religious liberty, how threatened it is in our land, how important it is, I think God heard those prayers and I believe he quickened the campaigns of those who are willing to stand for religious liberty and Tuesday, I think, was part of the fruit of those prayers and that repentance.”
What the hell does that mean? What the hell could it possibly mean? Tell us, Bryan, what specifically did God do? Did he magically change enough minds to make sure Republicans won? Then what happened to all that free will talk? Did he change their ballots after they cast them? Did he change the vote totals during the counting process?
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