Sanctimony in Iowa

The governor of that state recently signed a proclamation “in the name and by the authority of the State of Iowa,” inviting “all Iowans who choose to join in thoughtful prayer and humble repentance according to II Chronicles 7:14 in favor of our state and nation to come together on July 14, 2014.”

You know, people who choose to join in prayer can do that. They don’t need the governor inviting them. The governor shouldn’t invite them, because that’s not his job; he’s a politician and administrator, not a priest or imam. Politicians should stop wrapping themselves in altar cloths.

Apparently the source for this bad adventure is some frantic group called Prayer-7-14-14. They explain the whole thing:


This is not about a single day of prayer, fasting and true repentance, but it is about a lifestyle journey of letting our hearts awaken and allowing God’s very breath to fill us.  It is understanding we have strayed from God, our first Love, and realizing the only way back is through true heart-felt repentance.  Repentance that brings change and realizing that repentance has many depths to it.  It’s about forgiving one another and not allowing the enemy to rule us through offenses.  Realizing there is diversity in unity.  It is about knowing who we are in Christ!  That He first loved us and He still loves us and is pursuing us to come back to Him.

Nonsense. Not a bit of it. We haven’t “strayed from” god; we have resisted the annoying insistence of deluded conformists that there is any “god” and gone on our way rejoicing. They might as well tell me I’ve strayed from Brenda The Transcendent Poodle and that I should let my heart awaken and allow Brenda’s breath – which reeks of dog food, by the way – to fill me. Hah. I’d rather eat some Talenti Southern Butter Pecan gelato, thanks.

There’s more.

ON 4-20-13 God spoke to me through a dream and His word…

In the dream I was writing on a red, white and blue shirt, “Something will start to churn in you today.”  I wanted to change the word to move, but I heard a voice say “NO, it is churn.” I happened to be reading through Hosea again for the third, fourth or fifth time, and I was starting at Chapter 11 that day.  When I got to verse 8, you can see below, it said His heart CHURNS  (just like in the dream)within Him and His sympathy is stirred.

I knew God was is pursuing America to turn back…

Um…[backs slowly away]

A group? Apparently it’s not even a group, it’s just one…eccentric. The governor is getting his inspiration from this?

We are in deep trouble.


  1. machintelligence says

    I kind of like the idea of Gomert getting hosed…wait while I put my reading glasses on…oh, never mind.

  2. AsqJames says

    “Something will start to churn in you today.”

    How far has God fallen that he’s reduced to diagnosing stomach complaints? Why didn’t he send the dream the previous night? He could have warned to stay away from seafood and wash his hands after visiting the bathroom.

  3. Trebuchet says

    In most of the world, of course, they’ll have to pray on the 7th day of the 14th month.

  4. says

    Everyone should show up with French flags and pretend that they didn’t know what he was talking about. I don’t know what 7:14 is, dinner time perhaps. I see there’s already been a 4:20 reference. That, I understand.

  5. sailor1031 says

    Red, white & blue are the colours of the French flag and July 14th is Bastille day – symbol, like “french fries”, of everything republicans despise. Great choices Guv…

  6. Your Name's not Bruce? says

    Wait, tell me more of this Brenda The Transcendent Poodle and how I might serve and follow Her….

  7. Crimson Clupeidae says

    I invite the governor of Iowa….to go fuck himself.

    Shall we sign a proclamation?

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