“If God rules in the halls of legislation, it’s the pulpit’s benefit of being there, being on site and standing up and speaking the law of God to our elected leaders and praying for them,” [Tennessee Pastors Network’s Dale] Walker said. “It’s been the absence of the pulpits is the reason why Satan has ruled in the halls of legislation.”
According to Patheos, Kistler also revealed that in addition to praying in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Capitol, pastors were given access to the U.S. Senate chamber by Rep. Louie Gohmert. In the senate chamber, he said, “we got on our knees. and it sounded almost like a labor room as people were crying out to God for the revival that Chaplain [Barry] Black believes is coming and that we believe is coming.”
“To do that in the Senate chamber was an absolutely astounding opportunity,” Kistler said, “and again it puts an exclamation point on the Senate chaplain’s assessment that revival is on the way and may indeed begin in the halls of Congress.”
Secularism and separation of church and state are very important for any democracy. "Separation of church and state" is a phrase used by Thomas Jefferson. First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States explains: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
Thomas Jefferson understood very well how important Secularism is. But these pastors do not understand that. They do not want to understand that. They want what makes them richer and more powerful. And these very powerful people speak always "in the name of the people." They are incredibly powerful, but they cry always that they are "persecuted." They cry and scream so loud that we do not hear the voice of the really persecuted people. And that must have an end.
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Via Right Wing Watch