Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Janet Porter demands that God gives the religious right control of the media

Historically, people have prayed to God for peace, love, and guidance. But the prayer issued last week by religious right mainstay Janet Porter enters a new territory which can only be described as coming from the mind of the late Rod Serling while writing an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Porter, who has done many bizarre things such as claiming that anyone voting for Obama is going to hell and writing a fictional account of Christians forced into "re-education camps" had Hilary Clinton won the 2008 presidential election, actually prayed for the "Christian takeover" of the media. Apparently amongst other things, she wants "more influence than Oprah Winfrey, " and desires "to make CBS 'the "Christian Broadcasting System.'"

I would be remiss if I didn't point out that Porter gave this prayer in front of a huge multitude during one of those dreary we have to save American values from the forces of secular evil conferences which religious right organizations seem to hold more often than World Wrestling Entertainment hosts wrestling pay-per-views.

This one was called "Convergence 2010: A Cry to Awaken A Nation," and it was attended by such luminaries as Rev. Harry Jackson who was called a "modern day Martin Luther King, Jr" because of his failed attempt to keep marriage equality from coming to D.C. and Cindy Jacobs who took it upon herself to "cast out demons" during her speech.

But despite all of this, its Porter's prayer which stands out because it was just so surreal. And it begs the question that if Porter and her allies are successful in "saving America" then who is going to save America from them?

This just goes BEYOND any criticism I can give against Porter and the groups whom she aligns herself with. This is more than insane. It's scary. Whatever Jesus would do, I feel safe to say that He wouldn't support such madness.

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Buffy said...

She's nuts and dangerous, as are most of her ilk.

Rand said...

"I'm going to throw away my notes and ask you, God, to show me what you want..."

And then she proceeds to tell God what to do in the most preposterous terms.

Worst prayer ever! But great demagoguery.


Ben said...

What will happen when she doesn't get her way? Is God not powerful enough to stand up against the evil she says is out there? If she is as righteous and holy as she sets herself up to be, why hasn't God answered her prayers?

That's what I want to know!!!

doesurmindglow said...

Whoa. I've never seen a Christian just straight PRAYING FOR POWER over society before.

Insane. So much for "blessed are the meek," I suppose. Now we want power. Lots of it. Over everything.

Anonymous said...

wow! so PBS will be the Pagan Broadcasting Service? cool! it will certainly be a more interesting and a more educated programming schedule.

Anonymous said...

poor janet,shes jus a few frys short of a happy meal ,lights on, but no ones home,typical ignorant fundie,her rants remind me of Jim Bakker,and worse