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NASCAR: Duck Dynasty Star Prays For ‘Jesus Man’ In The White House

NASCAR: Duck Dynasty Star Prays For ‘Jesus Man’ In The White House April 10, 2016

Embarrassing Southern Stereotype: Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson opens NASCAR with a pre-race prayer promoting Bibles and guns while thanking Jesus for founding the U.S. and asking God for a “Jesus Man” in the White House.

Robertson delivered the pre-race prayer for the Sprint Cup Series’ race at Texas on Saturday night because the family company, Duck Commander, is the title sponsor of the race. Robertson started the prayer with a reference to “Bibles and guns,” while praying “that we put a Jesus man in the White House.”  Here’s the prayer in full:

Alright Texas, we got here via Bibles and guns. I’m fixing to pray to the one who made that possible. Father thank you for founding our nation. I pray father that we don’t forget who brought us. You. Our faith in the blood of Jesus and his resurrection. Help us father to get back to that.

Help us dear God understand that the men and women on my right, the U.S. military. On my right and on my left. Our faith in you and the U.S. military is the reason we’re still here. I pray Father that we put a Jesus man in the White House.

Help us do that and help us all to repent to do what’s right to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Robertson’s prayer was predictably obnoxious: the man is a moral monster for Jesus, a symbol of everything that is wrong with America, a leading spokesman for the American Taliban.

Last year the ‘Duck Dynasty’ star publicly fantasized about the rape and murder of an atheist family, while earlier this year he called on Christians to “rid the earth” of marriage equality supporters while speaking at a rally for GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

For many, Robertson became a symbol of Christian hate and bigotry after he used his Christian faith to justify his anti-gay sentiment, equating homosexuality to bestiality, and comparing LGBT people with drunkards, thieves, prostitutes, and adulterers in a now infamous interview with GQ magazine.

As for a “Jesus Man in the White House,” the fact is President Obama is a practicing Christian. However, for Robertson, a black man doesn’t count. Robertson is a white supremacist who previously declared that African Americans were happy living under segregation and Jim Crow, and never suffered abuse.

Bottom line: Robertson brings shame to NASCAR, Christianity, and the South. However, it is important to note that not all NASCAR fans, and not all Christians, and not all Southerners, share Robertson’s ignorance and mean-spirited bigotry.  

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Bonus clip: Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights – Prayer to Baby Jesus –

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