The bigots at the Family Research Council are up in arms about the impending legalization of same-sex marriage in the state of Washington and they’re urging their members to pray for supernatural intervention by God to prevent it from happening. Right Wing Watch has the text:
State Marriage Fights Intense – Unless God intervenes, Governor Chris Gregoire will succeed in her effort to legalize same-sex “marriage” in Washington State. Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (D) announced Monday that she will support the bill, making her’s the 25th vote necessary for passage. “You are saying…you know better than God,” said Pastor Ken Hutcherson of the Antioch Bible Church. The House is expected to pass the measure easily. Meanwhile, pro-family advocates in New Jersey are pleading for prayer from across the nation. Same-sex “marriage” advocates at the State House in Trenton outnumber those defending traditional marriage. Thankfully, Governor Christie has promised to veto legislation, but the legislature may well pass it with a veto-proof majority. In Maryland, a citizen rally to protest the legalization of homosexual “marriage” will be held outside the State House the evening of January 30th; the Senate Hearing will be on the 31st. May God strengthen and reinforce the pro-family groups that are leading the fights to preserve natural marriage and to prevent same-sex “marriage.” May the people of each state rally to support God-given marriage and may God give supernatural assistance where it is needed! (Jdg 4:14-15; 5:12-15a; Neh 6:9; Ps 110:3; Is 41:10; Mt 19:6; Mk 10:9)
They don’t say what kind of “supernatural assistance” God might give here. What could it possibly be? I suppose he could theoretically change the minds of legislators who would otherwise vote for the bill, but that clearly contradicts that whole free will thing that they use as an excuse to get out of the problem of evil. What else is there? Make sure that their votes don’t get counted? Send earthquakes and floods? They claim that God sends every natural disaster that has ever happened to send a message about one sin or another and no one listens to the message (nor should they, of course). Strike the governor down and kill her? It’s the sort of thing God apparently loves to do, but it’s never been very effective.