Right Wing Christians Mobilize Prayer Teams to Pray Away Occupy Wall Street
November 12, 2011
By Hrafnkell Haraldsson
Or, Welcome to the Autumn of Hate
What they fear and fantasize about
Once there was a summer of love. People were protesting not to take rights away, not to hate, but to grant rights – and to love. Welcome almost half a century later to the winter of hate.
The Family Research Council, which likes to claim it advances “faith, family and freedom” as “core values” doesn’t actually care much for freedom. The FRC wants God to do away with the evil rabble occupying Wall Street. But what are the protestors doing after all but protesting on behalf of their – and our – freedom? Significantly, FRC wants to pray the whole thing away, rather like similar prayer movements have prayed gasoline back down to a dollar a gallon. As Rick Perry would say, “Ooops.” Never mind….
Okay, so since the gas thing didn’t work out, how about “labor unions, liberal mayors, governors, the White House, the American Nazi and Communist parties, ACORN, Hollywood entertainers [sic] and a long list of supra-liberal and liberal groups” including a nonexistent “liberal media”? Maybe sky gods have different priorities than those who profess to be his earthly agents. Maybe gas wasn’t important to Him but liberal rabble will successfully catch his attention. Maybe?