Who would be a more uplifting and hopeful person to interview after a railway tragedy than the man who wrote Countdown To The Apocalypse, Pastor Robert Jeffress? Fox News' friendly simpletons decided to ask the Baptist megachurch charlatan what role did god play in the Amtrak disaster.
Hasselbeck asked that at a difficult time such as this,
"What role does faith play?"
Jeffress issued the standard reply:
I think it's important to understand there are no easy answers to the why.
The pastor then told the story of a time where he was driving at night and his headlights stopped working.
So I locked on to the lights of an eighteen wheeler and made it safely in to town. There are some lights we can lock on to.
That's irrefutable evidence that god helped him. Regarding last night's awful crash, he reassuringly said that even in such incidents, we can't forget that god is love and god is all powerful. And the most hopeful thing is, one day,
god will put an end to all tragedies like this, and that's what we all look forward to.
But he didn't say when, but one simply has to look at some of his work to know what he meant.
Steve Doocy confessed that they originally booked the religious grifter to comment on the Pew Poll that showed that the number of Americans who do not identify with a particular religion is on the rise. Before the "Doctor" could answer, Doocy mentions one of the survivors of the crash who appeared earlier on the show was
"thanking the man upstairs, he was thanking god that he was still here today,"
so that poll data must be erroneous. Doocy seemed almost apologetic bringing up the survey.
The Baptist Preacher said he'll discuss that poll later, but with regards to that Pew Poll, Jeffress said,
"I think that what your seeing in that poll is the decline of cultural Christians, not of genuine believers. And you know, the influence of Christianity has never been about numbers, it's not about the number of people, but it's the commitment of people. After all, it only took 12 people to turn the world upside down through Jesus Christ. And I think you're seeing genuine faith being exercised in a tragedy like this.
Did that count as discussing the poll or does it mean he will return to Fox and Friends and discuss it further? Who knows? But magically at the end of his mini-sermon, the pastor showed how faith fits right in to this tragedy, because those who survived and walked away are all thanking god now. I guess the ones who lost loved ones should also rejoice, because this megachurch profiteer said so.
On many occasions, Jeffers boldly suggested these catastrophes are retribution from that benevolent, omnipotent god for gay marriage and abortion. Here he is explaining how homosexual marriage will thrust the AntiChrist upon the world.
One of the signs of the impending End Times, according to Jeffress, is the success of the gay rights movement, which he claimed is making people “desensitized” to the persecution of Christians and “will pave the way for that future world dictator, the Antichrist, to persecute and martyr Christians without any repercussions whatsoever.”
He also said this,
"Ladies and gentlemen, over the last 50 years our Supreme Court has made four explosive decisions that have so weakened the moral and spiritual structure and foundation of our country that our inevitable collapse is certain. Right now we're simply living between that time of the explosions that have weakened our basic foundation, and the coming implosion."
The four issues he was referencing were the removal of prayer from public schools, Roe v. Wade, removal of the 10 Commandments from public buildings and the revocation of anti-sodomy laws in Texas, 2003. God will sacrifice people until that blasphemous Supreme Court stops acting with such debauchery.
It's so thoughtful of Fox News to parade this hateful man after a horrific accident to insinuate that these tragedies are merely the result of our collective, sinful behavior. I guess Fox News, in addition to being full of lies and hate, feels they should rub salt into the wounds of those in pain.