Since He Wasn’t Busy, Mississippi’s Governor Read from the Bible on Facebook March 22, 2020

Since He Wasn’t Busy, Mississippi’s Governor Read from the Bible on Facebook

Because church/state separation apparently goes out the window whenever there’s a crisis to exploit, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves spent the morning leading the state in Christian prayer from his office.

I guess there’s nothing else he needed to be doing.

Between three Bible readings, two prayers, and a bizarre statement telling God “Thank you for giving our leaders wisdom” (which makes you wonder what planet he’s living on), Reeves spoke as if the only people listening would be Christians. No one else mattered.

He closed with this plea: “Worship online. Worship while listening to TV services around the state. But please continue to pray for your leaders and for your fellow Mississippians.”

None of that will do anything to help the 207 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state (so far). But at least Christians were temporarily distracted from his administration’s lackluster response. That’s all that matters, right?

Mississippi, by the way, has not yet ordered major businesses, restaurants, and bars to shut down. They’ve only recommended it.

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