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Congress Members Beg Forgiveness for Modern American Living

In early February, Right Wing Watch wrote the National Gathering for Prayer & Repentance was held at the Bible Musuem in DC. The event was hosted by far right groups: The Family Research Council, American Family Association, Liberty Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom, and Pacific Justice Institute and more.

An Evangelical pastor from Turkey with a militant, terrorist and insurrectionist past prayed for America. Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups, including the banned Gulenist movement, after a failed coup attempt in 2016. He referred to the United States as Babylon.

"A nation that sets itself against God and uses its power and wealth to lead other peoples into immorality,” Brunson said. “This is us. We are Babylon. The United States is the Babylon of this generation.”

- Andrew Brunson


House Leader Kevin McCarthy of California read a statement seeking forgiveness while thankful for the Musuem of the Bible where they could pray. A place where they can "still honor your word, study your word, and teach the next generation."

Rep. Diana Harshbarger of Tennessee prayed for God to take dominion over us by putting "godly people in places of authority” and “remove people that are ungodly from places of authority. Put them out to pasture.”

Rep Randy Weber of Texas wept while begging for forgiveness. "We think we're so smart, we've kicked you out of schools, we kicked prayer out, we kicked the ten commandments."

Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois also mirrored Christian fundamentalism.

"We have lost our way because we have rejected you as Creator, Lord, and Savior. Now we are adrift and foolish, calling evil good and good evil. And we are bankrupt, morally and financially." - Rep. Mary Miller

Other members of congress include Reps. Steve Scalise, Rick Allen, Brian Babin, Michael Cloud, Robert Aderholt, Tracey Mann, Burgess Owens, Gary Palmer, Michelle Steel, Warren Davidson, Brandon Williams, Dan Bishop, Nathaniel Moran, and Mike Johnson.


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