Rand Paul called into Glenn Beck’s show and blathered on about how important it is for people to pray for him. He also says that our problems aren’t political, we need a “spiritual cleansing” because something “really depraved is rising in the country.”
“I think that our country needs a spiritual cleansing. I really think we need a revival in this country — and I do need your prayers and I do need the strength to go on with this, because this isn’t always easy…
I think our country’s problems are deeper than political — that we need spiritual leaders to come forward. We need something beyond just the politics of the day and, you know, I see it everywhere — something really depraved is rising in the country.”
What the hell does that even mean? What is a “spiritual cleansing” other than “people should stop doing things I don’t think they should do even if it has nothing to do with me”? This is just catnip for authoritarian busybodies.