More Prayer Rallies Planned?

More Prayer Rallies Planned? February 4, 2015

According to Republican National Committee member Tamara Scott, one of the far-right fringiest of the RNC delegates, several other Republican governors are thinking about holding prayer rallies in their states put on by the same group of extremist bigots that put on rallies for Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal:

In an interview with “The View From a Pew” program, an Iowa-based webcast, Scott said that in addition to Jindal and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who hosted a “The Response” event in 2011, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley “has agreed” to host a rally and organizers are trying to convince Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to do the same.

On her own program, “Tamara Scott Live,” earlier in the week, Scott said that Gov. Rick Scott of Florida had sent a staff member to the Jindal event to investigate the possibility of holding a “The Response” rally himself and that Jindal had approached Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to ask him to consider holding one as well. Scott also expressed her hope that Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas would consider hosting a rally.

Scott told the “View from a Pew” hosts that such events are needed to save American from destruction, paraphrasing the biblical book of Jeremiah: “If I build up your nation and you fall away, I’ll destroy you…If I’m going to destroy you and you repent, I will heal your land and rebuild you.”

And then when God doesn’t destroy the country, they’ll claim that it was only their praying that prevented it. It’s a lot like the guy who walks around banging two pans together to prevent dragon attacks — the fact that you haven’t been attacked by a dragon proves him right!


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