In a recent interview, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black told Fox News that "any objective observer" could see that there was a "certain insanity" in Congress that allowed the ongoing government shutdown to take place.
October 13, 2013

In a recent interview, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black told Fox News that "any objective observer" could see that there was a "certain insanity" in Congress that allowed the ongoing government shutdown to take place.

Following an impasse over President Barack Obama's health care reform law that left the government partially shut down, Black had become somewhat of a celebrity when he used his one-minute prayer on the Senate floor to give lawmakers a daily scolding.

"Any objective observer would see a certain insanity in some of the things that have happened in this government shutdown," Black explained to Fox News host Chris Wallace.

"In a spiritual sense, what will it take for our leaders to get together and sign this?" the Fox News host wondered.

"It's going to take humility," Black pointed out. "There's a Proverb that says pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. So, making a commitment to be stewards, to being servants -- and that's going to involve humility."

Black said that a number of senators had told him that they were thinking about things differently because of his daily "prayers."

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. When registering you will also be presented with the option to tie all your old Disqus comments to your new Insticator account. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.