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Conservative Prayer Rally Preacher: America is Full of Witchcraft

Last Wednesday, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert and other conservative stalwarts joined together to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the first prayer that George Washington delivered after being elected president.

During the event, held in the Statuary Hall of the United States Capital and hosted officially by Bachmann, Bishop Angel Nunez told the gathered Republicans that the America that George Washington had help build and pray over was now full of ‘immorality and witchcraft.’

“Father, America the beautiful doesn’t look too beautiful right now,” Nunez said. “Violence covers our land. Our streets are covered in blood and our prisons are crowded with our young people. Immorality and witchcraft are served to the masses as its daily bread and it is now the food of the day.”

He added that soon America would be overwhelmed by a financial disaster. “An economic tsunami is coming that threatens the very future of our nation,” Nunez stressed. “The ground is shaking, the winds are blowing. Water and fire at every corner of this nation. Nature is screaming, yet no one is listening.”

Nunez also preached to the conservative choir that the real problem with America is that we have turned away from God and have instead embraced an intellectual path that will ultimately lead to our downfall.

“We intellectually explain things away and justify our actions as the necessary pathway we must take because we are evolving,” the New York bishop said. “We have forgotten you, our God, and rejected your presence.”

The bishop’s fire and brimstone preaching is not entirely surprisingly at the event held on federal property, considering the fact Bachmann delivered a similar speech blaming 9-11 on God’s judgment one year earlier.

“It’s no secret that our nation may very well be, experiencing the hand of judgment. It’s no secret that we all are concerned that our nation may be in a time of decline,” the Minnesota Republican said back then.“Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11…. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?”

Event organizers were apparently so pleased with that  Washington prayer-commemorating speech, that made Bachmann the official host this time around. They also brought in Nunez to up the fear-mongering ante by demanding ‘witchcraft and immorality’ were now running rampant in the once great land.

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Tamar is a New York based freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in over 15 publications. You can catch her work regularly on Issue Hawk, Latest, Jspace, and MediaGlobal.