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Breaking news from VA Dems: It’s extreme to pray for God’s help, or something

posted at 2:47 pm on October 4, 2013 by

After all, what is divine intervention?  It’s help from God, by definition — and people pray for it every day, either for healing for themselves or loved ones, an end to war, or tomorrow night’s winning Powerball numbers.  E.W. Jackson offered a public prayer for God’s help in the government shutdown, which by all accounts may be the only solution to it:

E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, today resorted to prayer as a way to end the ongoing government shutdown. “It could possibly not get any worse, and we need some sort of divine intervention to bring folks together,” Jackson said during a Q&A session at Patrick Henry College, a private, independent college with a conservative evangelical Christian focus, in Purcellville this afternoon.

I’m fairly certain that the Patrick Henry student body didn’t find this extreme or unusual.  Virginia Democrats, however, are another story:

The Virginia Democratic Party often goes after Virginia Lt. Governor candidate E.W. Jackson for his history of controversial statements. But the Democrats’ latest knock on Jackson, a pastor, seems to be only that he asked for God’s help in solving the government shutdown on Capitol Hill. …

In a tweet of the article, Virginia Democratic Party communications director mocked Jackson’s comment: “That’s… original RT @MSchmidtRTD: @JacksonForLG calls for “divine intervention” to end budget stand-off http://bit.ly/1hoj6Wn #vagov.”

A spokesperson for the Virginia Democratic Party did not immediately responded to a BuzzFeed inquiry about why they appeared to consider Jackson’s comments controversial.

Don’t forget that this is the same party that booed God during its national convention. Small wonder they think that asking for His assistance is strange.

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God. He old. He old skool. We in a noo skool, our jennyrayshun, my jennyrayshun.

steebo77 on October 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM

“The highest glory of the American Rev0lution was this – that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”~John Quincy Adams

davidk on October 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

After all, what is divine intervention? It’s help from God, by definition — and people pray for it every day, either for healing for themselves or loved ones, an end to war, or tomorrow night’s winning Powerball numbers.

In Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up, Powers relates a story about a pep rally for an upcoming football game, which of course ended with a prayer. And the students all truly did pray.

For what is God’s purpose on this temporal plane, if not to gain unwarranted advantages in football games…?

JohnGalt23 on October 4, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I presume that Democrats do not, in fact, wish for God’s help. That’s fine, we agree on that. I don’t want God to help them either.

One wonders if they are opposed to all supernatural assistance…. cough*HAILSATAN*cough

Vanceone on October 4, 2013 at 3:26 PM

A spokesperson for the Virginia Democratic Party did not immediately responded to a BuzzFeed inquiry about why they appeared to consider Jackson’s comments controversial.

I think we all know why….the only god Dems know is Obama, and he’s surely not answering the prayers of a Republican.

changer1701 on October 4, 2013 at 3:26 PM

The Godless Party…

d1carter on October 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM

O/T has anyone heard about this? Michigan grocer’s entire bank account ($35k)confiscated by the Feds for absolutley no reason with NO recourse.

I’ve never heard of this and if true – OMG.

HomeoftheBrave on October 4, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Liberals do not believe in God. The believe in god king obooboo. That is all.

HomeoftheBrave on October 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM

…unless you’re a Muslim.

dgarone on October 4, 2013 at 4:23 PM

For what is God’s purpose on this temporal plane, if not to gain unwarranted advantages in football games…?

JohnGalt23 on October 4, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I have never heard a prayer at a football game for a specific team to win. But I have heard many, many prayers praying for the safety of the players on the field with both teams, and for Gods glory to be shown through the sportsmanlike actions of the players.

dominigan on October 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM

They’re just following along in supporting Obama’s continuing War on Religion.

Dusty on October 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Give us Barabbas!

/VA Democratic Party

I have never heard a prayer at a football game for a specific team to win.

dominigan on October 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM

You’ve never sat next to me at a football game. :-) “Please, Lord Jesus, guide our kicker’s foot.”

JimLennon on October 4, 2013 at 6:25 PM

And they screeched with rage at Ann Coulter for “slandering” them, when this came out.

Eviva on October 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Don’t forget that this is the same party that booed God during its national convention. Small wonder they think that asking for His assistance is strange

…I will never forget that!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM

It’s extreme to pray for God’s help, or something…

…unless you’re Muslim, then it’s completely understood and justifiable; just ask a Dem!

yubley on October 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM

They hate God and everything that he stands for. I think that they hate Him because he means that there is an absolute Truth, an absolute morality and an absolute authority above them. They hate that fact to no end.

Theophile on October 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I must denounce myself as an extremist. A serial extremist. An extreme extremist. Can’t get much extremier…

Words fail me.

Dear God, please help and keep the VA dems far, far away from me.

Kraken on October 5, 2013 at 5:34 PM

I have never heard a prayer at a football game for a specific team to win.

dominigan on October 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Clearly you have never watched football in Vegas, the most religious city in America…

JohnGalt23 on October 5, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Breaking from VA voters: We’re not voting for Ken Cooch.

libfreeordie on October 5, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Don’t forget that this is the same party that booed God during its national convention. Small wonder they think that asking for His assistance is strange

Ed Morrisey

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…I will never forget that!

KOOLAID2 on October 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM

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None of us who saw and/or heard it, will.

The time is fast approaching, when they’ll wish everyone would forget it.

listens2glenn on October 5, 2013 at 9:18 PM

I have never heard a prayer at a football game for a specific team to win.

dominigan on October 4, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Sometimes, it’s all that Cleveland Browns fans have to go on.

Myron Falwell on October 6, 2013 at 8:55 PM

They’re just following along in supporting Obama’s continuing War on Religion.

Dusty on October 4, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Quite understandable when one considers Bammy’s 1st commandment:

“You shall have no other gods before BO.”

Of course those in the muslim faith are exempt from his war, if one holds that islam is a religion and not merely a culture of death.

hawkeye54 on October 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM