Liberals – especially the ones that write pithy little quotes on Twitter and angry little screeds for online blogs – could not be more out of touch with the average American. We sometimes wonder who the audience actually is for some of these rants. Is there a big fanbase on college campuses? Are these for the basement-dwelling gamer demographic that goes to Comic-Con thinking they’ll get a date by hover-handing the cosplaying girls? We really don’t know. Maybe they’re exclusively for pink-haired butch girls who wait all year for the next Slutwalk event to come to their town, but we had no idea there were enough of those people to pay the bills.
In any case, they certainly love to mock people of faith – unless, of course, that faith is Islam or Hindu or Buddhist or, well, anything other than Christianity. So we amend: They love to mock Christians.
So that sets the stage for them to find something terribly wrong with the fact that President Trump kicked off a cabinet meeting this week with a prayer from HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Trump gave the media a little jab while he was at it, inviting them to stay in the room for the prayer since, he figured, they probably needed God’s good grace more than he did.
Then Carson led the group in a respectful, uncontroversial prayer, thanking the Big Man upstairs “for a President and for cabinet members who are courageous, who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future for those who come behind us.” Carson gave thanks for “unity in Congress” and prayer for that unity to “spread even beyond party lines so that people recognize that we have a nation that is worth saving and recognize that nations divided against themselves cannot stand.”
Who could find fault with that?
Well, the liberals at ThinkProgress for one, who described the whole affair as “creepy” and “cult-like.”
One idiot at Patheos said it was a sign of “creeping theocracy” and “a deplorable display of Christian privilege.”
And on MSNBC, reporter Andrea Mitchell was just plain baffled. “The unusual nature of the prayer held by Ben Carson,” muttered Mitchell. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in the Cabinet room, other than the White House prayer breakfast.”
Yes, it’s truly a moment to be afraid for the future of the United States when the HUD secretary leads the cabinet in a short prayer before a meeting. Whatever will we do when this Christian Theocracy starts handing out mandatory Bibles to the American people, tearing down mosques and temples, and constructing chapel add-ons for every public school in the country?
What’s really “creepy,” in our opinion, is that this is an event so rare that it made the news. Could explain some of our ongoing problems…