This is one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen. At the end of the House vote to end the budget showdown and raise the debt limit Wednesday night, the House stenographer seems to have lost her mind. She stood up and started ranting into the microphone and had to be dragged off the floor.
“He [God] will not be mocked,” the stenographer, apparently named Molly, yelled into the microphone as she was dragged off by security. “The greatest deception here is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God. Praise be to Jesus.”
Here’s the audio:
She told Fox News that this message came directly from God:
The court scribe who went on a crazed rant about the Constitution, religion and Freemasons after Wednesday’s vote to reopen the government said God spent the shutdown urging her to speak her mind.
“For the past 2 and ½ weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) to deliver a message in the House Chamber,” stenographer Dianne Foster Reidy told Fox News’ Chad Pergram in a statement.
“That is what I did last night.”
I’d usually make fun of this person, but I just feel sorry for her. It’s likely that she suffers from serious mental problems and needs help. Unfortunately, her brand of religious fundamentalism will almost certainly prevent her from getting that help because she believes anyone who thinks there’s something wrong with her is controlled by the devil.