Pastor Rick Joyner, the head of MorningStar Ministries, knows exactly why we’re seeing all these natural disasters lately: We kicked God out of America.
That’ll come as news to anyone who is aware of all the Christian influence in the White House, sees a church on every block, and has had any conversation about women’s rights and LGBTQ rights in the past several decades… but let’s hear Joyner out:
Joyner said that America has “actually fallen to the ultimate depravity of nations” as countless citizens embrace “perversions and delusions and separations from God.”
He claimed that “you could measure the meltdown of morality, integrity, the increasing dysfunction of our governments and just about so many other things that are going on now to the time when we basically started saying, ‘God, get out of our life. We don’t want you mentioned in our books, in our histories, we don’t want anyone to use your name or pray in your name, we just want you out of here.’”
“It’s amazing, hurricanes strike us, earthquakes, everything else, and everyone’s first response is, ‘Where is God when this happens?‘” Joyner added. “Well, we told him to leave. That’s where he is.”
We have so many Christian books, there are bookstores that only sell them. You can’t teach a history class without mentioning people motivated by God. There is no ban on private prayer — or even public prayer for people who aren’t working for the government. Kids can pray to God in school. Teachers can pray privately whenever they want. Churches continue to get special benefits that aren’t available to other non-profit groups.
Joyner lives in some alternative reality where the country treats Christians the way Christians treat everyone else.
(And the “increasing dysfunction of our government” is happening precisely because Christians voted for the least qualified candidate who paid them the most lip service.)
More importantly, none of this stuff has anything to do with why we’re struck by natural disasters! Though I suppose putting people in charge who deny science and climate change isn’t helping.
Maybe in his next video, Joyner can explain why earthquakes and hurricanes existed in whatever Golden Age of Christianity he wants to turn the clock back to.
(via Right Wing Watch)