Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Phil Robertson's "Jesus Man" as POTUS

Robertson is the guy on the left
Prior to the start of Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, reality TV star Phil Robertson (the Duck Schmuck) gave the invocation.
All right, 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.

Aside from the obnoxious “Jesus man” comment, which relates to his support of Ted Cruz, God blessed Texas with Bibles and guns. Moreover, God was the founder of the nation. Was his god the founder of any other nations? Jesus lived his life in Nazareth and died in Jerusalem circa 33 CE. Both locales are within the Jewish (although secular) state of Israel and all of the surrounding countries became Muslim theocracies (Muhammad died in 632 CE). God waited about 1,700 years to found the USA? Robertson leaves me very confused.

Then there is the issue of common courtesy. A mainstream audience (which this was) should receive an inclusive nonsectarian prayer (if, indeed, a prayer is really necessary in the first place).  Robertson seems incapable of not expressing Christian supremacy. It is offensive. Robertson is offensive.

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