Dammit, We Lost God’s ‘Hedge of Protection’ Again

Dammit, We Lost God’s ‘Hedge of Protection’ Again July 28, 2015

I am constantly amused by the claim by the Christian right that if we don’t do what they say, their big bad buddy is going to punish us, or “lift his hand of protection” from the country. I can never tell whether he’s already done that or is about to do that. Here’s another round of that bullshit.

After the caller said that the recent decision from the Supreme Court on marriage equality is weakening “the hedge of protection coming across us,” Perkins readily agreed that God will lift His protective hand from the U.S. as a result of gay people getting married.

“Absolutely, absolutely,” Perkins replied, adding that with the Obergefell ruling on same-sex marriage, we “put ourselves in a very vulnerable position” just like in “1973 when the court basically said it’s open season on the unborn, there were consequences to that and I believe it’s a part of removing God’s hand of protection upon a nation.”

This claim is just such nonsense. How can we tell if God has removes his hand of protection from the country? Something bad happens? But bad things happen all the time. There has never been a time in 230 years when bad things were not happening to the country. But whenever some policy is adopted or court ruling comes down that they don’t like, anything bad that happens after that is just obviously caused by it. They just aren’t very good at this whole logical thinking thing.

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