The christianists in this country are insane! That's the only way to describe their continuing insistence on conducting a National Day of Prayer, not only nationally, but also in the States and in churches everywhere. They are insane because not one of their previous 57 prayer efforts has worked! Their prayers have either gone into the ether, or God doesn't bother listening to them; but whatever the case, nothing has changed.
In fact, in spite of very earnest and ardent prayer, which multiplied greatly under the Bush/Cheney dictatorship, we sunk to new lows in just about every category you could imagine or dream up!
There is only one conclusion to be had: God doesn't want a National Day of Prayer!
That hasn't stopped morons like Governor Rick Perry of the great State of Texas from exercising his right to insanity. On May 5, the Texas version of the National Day of Prayer will be held at the Austin Doubletree Hotel. It's a prayer breakfast. For some reason these pray-ers can't pray without eating. I wonder why that is?
The guv, an ultra rightwingnut christianist, is going to "present his proclamation and call Texas to prayer."
Now, lest you think that these pray-ers are sincere when they say all faiths are invited to participate, consider the fact that it is only right wingnut christianist fundamentalist kooks who are involved. In Texas, for example, Gary Bauer, rightwingnut christianist fundamentalist kook president of a trashy organization called the Family Research Council, is gonna be the keynote speaker!
What's really funny is that "Colt McCoy, his mom, Mrs. Debra McCoy and others will lead in prayer for the seven centers of power." I had no freaking clue who was Colt McCoy, so I had to look up the name...he's the quarterback for the University of Texas football team!
Wow! Can you imagine? A real christianist quarterback leading the folks in Texas in prayer. That's almost better than drinking a couple of Lone Stars! What is it about football players these days? Maybe it's something in their Gatorade that points them to Jesus.
And, if you don't know what the "seven centers of power" are, well, that's a christianist wingnut phrase and refers to: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church, and Family. Now, that's pretty funny, too. It tells you right off what these people really believe. If they really believed the christianist crap they spout, the most important and first "center of power" would be the church!
It's all baloney. None of it means anything. Nothing changes. The christianist, evangelical Repugnicans continue to use every means at their disposal to disrupt and derail honesty, integrity and open government. With the Rick Perrys of the world, the word, God, is simply a euphemism for their own wet dreams about how they can obtain, hold onto, and increase their power.
They also don't believe what Jesus' told them to do, which was go into their closets and pray to the Father in private. Jesus very specifically said people should not stand on the street corners or before a bunch of pious frauds at the Austin Doubletree and pray publicly!
In addition, they don't believe in our Constitution, which clearly states there shall be no official recognition of religion in this country. And, the National Day of Prayer is about as "official" a recognition of Christianity as it can be!
So, once again, in the christianist, evangelical, Repugnican camp, hypocrisy rules and stupid is the word of the day! This is evidenced by the fact, that Perry, like some other Repug governors, doesn't want money from the stimulus package to help needy Texas folks, either.