Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Wright Reverend

No doubt you were disturbed by the words of Reverend Wright, but I for one believe it's high time the clergy stood up and openly acknowledged America's sins. After all, it is the responsibility of Christians to speak boldly, regardless of which politicians are offended or embarrassed by it.

So when Joe Wright was asked to offer the opening prayer of the 1999 Session of the Kansas House of Representatives, I believe he was dead on in his analysis of where America has wandered from the path of righteousness.

Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Yourforgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe on those who call evil good." But that's what we've done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium. We have inverted our values. We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word in the name of moral pluralism. We have worshiped other gods and called it multiculturalism.

We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle.

We have exploited the poor and called it a lottery. We've neglected the needy and called it self-preservation. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. In the name of choice, we have killed our unborn. In the name of right to life, we have killed abortionists.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it political savvy. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it taxes. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, O God, and know our hearts today. Try us. Show us any wickedness within us. Cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of the State of Kansas, and who have been ordained by You to govern this great State.

Grant them your wisdom to rule. May their decisions direct us to the center of Your will. And, as we continue our prayer and as we come in out of the fog, give us clear minds to accomplish our goals as we begin this Legislature. For we pray in Jesus' name, Amen.

What? You thought I was talking about Jeremiah Wright, that hate-filled bigot who never misses a chance to blame America for everything wrong with the world?

Nah! That guy's just an asshole.

1 comment:

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

funny...alas...i came to inform you that you've been tagged! Come over to The Table and see the rules.