An obnoxious display: Crying Congressman Randy Weber begs God to forgive the U.S. for the “sins” of legal abortion, marriage equality, and secular schools.
In an embarrassing display of religious based ignorance, Rep. Randy Weber begs his imaginary God to forgive America for the imaginary “sins” of legal abortion, marriage equality, and secular schools while appearing at the annual “Washington – A Man of Prayer” event, held in Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol.
Right Wing Watch reports a tearful Rep. Weber opened his remarks with a modified version of the Lord’s Prayer:
Almighty God, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Lord, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth here in the halls of Congress in our nation’s capitol.
Of course, the congressman is mistaken. It’s not the Lord’s will that is to be done in the halls of congress, it is the people’s will.
The crying congressman continued:
Lord, I’m confessing several of the sins our nation has been so emboldened to embark upon… Lord, we have endeavored to try and kick your word out of public schools. Father, we have endeavored to take the Bible out of classrooms, the Ten Commandments off the walls.
Oh, Lord, forgive us. Father, we think we’re so smart, we have replaced your word and your precepts with drug-sniffing dogs, with metal detectors, with uniformed police officers in our schools. Oh, Lord, forgive us.
Father, we have trampled on your holy institution of holy matrimony and tried to rewrite what it is and we’ve called it an alternate lifestyle. Father, oh Father, please forgive us!
Lord, we have gone to killing the most innocent amongst us. Your servant Moses warned in Deuteronomy 30:19 for us to choose life so that we and all our descendants might live. Father, we’re killing our descendants and we’re calling it a choice! Oh, God in heaven, forgive us, please.
Weber’s prayer is obnoxious, and a revolting display of the mean-spirited ignorance which is the hallmark of the conservative Christian. His tears, whether manufactured or sincere, are only icing on his bitter cake of intolerance and bigotry.
For the record, marriage equality, legal abortion, and secular schools are something every American should take pride in. Such developments reflect moral progress, and a fulfillment of the secular values upon which this nation was founded.
As for Weber, he is a hypocrite, a mean-spirited Republican from Texas, a member of the Freedom Caucus, a man who would force a woman to give birth and carry a fetus to term against her will, and then turn around, walk away, and let that same woman and child go homeless and starve on the street corner rather than fund assistance programs to help women and children in need.
Reporting on the story, Joe.My.God. opines:
Weber has long been one of the most prolifically anti-LGBT members of Congress and has introduced multiple bills to block same-sex marriage. Weber has called President Obama a “socialist dictator” and once posted a now-deleted tweet that compared Obama to Hitler. Not deleted is his tweet saying that in Obama’s case, POTUS stands for “Poor Obama Trashed U.S.” Praise White Jesus.
Bottom line: Crying Congressman Randy Weber is more concerned with serving his religious superstition than he is in fulfilling his oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution. As such, he represents everything wrong with the U.S., and is a disgrace to his office.