First up, Billy Graham's wretched spawn Franklin told the Christian Broadcasting Network that if we as a nation needed any more evidence that "we’ve turned our back on God," then President Obama's reelection was it.
Americans still trail Europeans in rejecting organized faith, but the Franklin Grahams of Christianity are doing their best to boost our indifference.
Graham's comments were downright enlightened, though, compared to Bryan Fischer's, he of the American Family Association, who hissed on his radio show that "The jihadists on 9/11 were the agents of God’s wrath in order to get our attention as a people." And the jihadists, according to Fischer, were at least partially successful. How do we know this? Are you braced?
One of the things we’ve done is we’ve gone to prayer at the seventh inning of every Major League Baseball game in Los Angeles, in New York and during the playoffs, and we pray, 'God Bless America ... Guide us through the night with a light from above.'
That’s not something that happened before 9/11.... You have tens of thousands of baseball fans converting arenas into centers for intercessory prayer, for God to watch over, bless and guide the United States of America. And I think one of the reasons we haven’t been hit since 9/11 is that we learned that lesson.
If you haven't read the 3,000-year-old works by Homer, don't worry, you're not missing much of antiquity. For Bryan Fischer is still ceremoniously sacrificing rams and pouring libations to pacify the gods.