1. Doug says

    “I’m gonna ask you, God, to show me what it is that you want …” And then she spends the rest of her time telling God what SHE wants God to do. What a horrible, horrible, misguided, monstrous waste of humanity.

  2. Andy F says

    Sorry Janet, it won’t happen, because women who look like they’re having trouble pinching off a loaf are only entertaining for a couple minutes… not enough to fill a whole prime time scheduling block.

  3. Skooter McGoo says

    Did not GOD take control of the media when Oral Roberts stood and said to his congregation that if you don’t give me 8 million $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that GOD would take Oral’s LIFE? Isn’t that where it all began? Jerry Faldwell, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggert, JIM 7 Tammy Faye, need I go on? Hypocrisy Spotlighted. Idols worship MUCH? Belief is an awesome thing, RELIGION destroys that.

  4. Derrick from Philly says

    A PBS affiliate showed a documentary on Aimee Semple McPherson last night…very entertaining and enlightening. This stuff goes back a long time in American “religious cultures”. It may continue to be around for a long time, but it will never attract the majority of Americans. They (the religious Right) will always be frustrated and angry at how the majority doesn’t accept their fanatic bigotry…which does make them dangerous at times.

  5. says

    I thought Christians already controlled the media in the US. God is even on your currency and in your science textbooks!

    The Religious Rong’s power in the USA is, frankly, frightening. It’s times like these I’m glad I’m an Agnostic Aussie…

  6. Gobear says

    Silly Christians don’t even follow their own rules:
    1 Corinthians 14:34-35
    34Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

    35And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

  7. Disgusted American says

    …this woman is wasting her prayers……for someone who looks like her should be wishing for plastic surgery, or maybe a “blind man”…..

  8. xman says

    Im glade Im an atheist through and through…

    Commerce makes friends, religion makes enemies, the one enriches, and the other impoverishes; the one thrives best where the truth is told, the other where falsehoods are believed.

    Robert Ingersoll/ A Wooden God 1890

  9. nwjeff says

    It would be great to hear actual responses that have some meaning and purpose instead of snarky remarks that speak more to how juvenile many have become in the gay community. But this tends to be our problem we have lost the ability to meaningfully dialogue on issues and honestly listen and dissect what another is saying and doing. This also goes to show that we have not learned from history, oh what’s that so 2007. Religion plays a strong role in all nations and will continue to do so, so how do we honestly and meaningfully address this?

  10. Andy F says

    Excuse me NWJeff, but snarky remarks or any other satire we wish to use are entirely appropriate, and not juvenile at all. What might be considered juvenile is closing your eyes and crying to an imaginary being in the sky and asking for something ridiculous and undeserved, simply because things aren’t going your way.

    In other words, if this crazy bitch is going to pray for control over my TV because she doesn’t like me, then I have every right to say she’s a crazy bitch. And my reaction is not an endemic problem of the gay community, its just towards one dumb woman with a microphone.

  11. RichardR says

    It’s difficult not to snark this. But frightening as it is, the great tragedy is that so many Americans buy into this extremist crazy nonsense. The answer, of course, is education and time. Can’t happen too fast for me. I’m getting old and I want to see these people and their influence fade away to embarassing history.

  12. says

    @NWJEFF Oh, please. Some things call for meaningful debate, including the meddling of religion in secular society, but this is not one of them. Snark is the only appropriate response to someone praying to God to put Christians in control of the media. As if God wouldn’t have better things to do. There is no meaningful dialogue to be had in this case, unless one wants to take on self-parody by con artists in blue dresses.

  13. wtf says

    NWJeff, you’re saying we should ‘meaningfully address’ this garbage? What are you on and why aren’t you sharing? She’s a nutbag, a tool, somewhere between batshit crazy and Carrie’s mother. The only thing we need to do as the “gay community” (har har) is to point out the obvious: this goes against the basic tenets of freedom in the US. We don’t need to worry about these freaks. We need to worry about the likes of Tony Perkins and Maggie Gallagher.

  14. nwjeff says

    WTF So in what way is she a nut bag if she is praying to the God of her beliefs. I will ask here does anyone believe in prayer and the power of prayer? I ask cause I do and have seen the affects for others in extraordinary and even miraculous ways. I do agree that Tony and Maggie are ones to pay attention to and need to be responded to.

    As to meddling of religion in society the reality is that it has and will always be here and something we all have to address. We can mock it but it will not go away. So how do we respond to any religion that we may not agree with.

  15. sparks says

    “Rev. Harry Jackson who was called a ‘modern day Martin Luther King, Jr’ because of his failed attempt to keep marriage equality from coming to D.C.”

    Oh the irony in that reference… Dr. King would very likely have been standing WITH gays FOR marriage equality. His wife most definitely would have.

  16. jamal49 says

    Amazing. With her eyes shut the whole time! Doesn’t trip or stumble into the lectern once! Yessiree! God was watching out for that woman!

    Um, maybe she needs to check the Book of Matthew 6:5-6, which is pretty explicit about this kind of sanctimonious, public ranting in the “name” of Jesus or God the Father-Mother.

    Let’s see. No media influence? Well, there’s Faux News. Trinity. 700 Club. Just Google “Christian TV Networks” and see what comes up. I’d say they’ve got quite a bit of influence. Anytime a Sunday morning news show has a “journalist” from CBN News offering “expert” analysis and opinion, you know these evangies have come a long way.

  17. says

    i certainly hope Rachel sees this and puts it on her show;

    wait! Rachel was probably one of this woman thinks probably needs the most prayer! Andy, ya gotta make sure Rachel sees this;

    @Clay – ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ still scares the sh*t out of me!

  18. says

    “WTF So in what way is she a nut bag if she is praying to the God of her beliefs.”

    NWJeff, you honestly don’t find her overwrought public prayer schtick asking God to take over the media ridiculous and funny? Guess not. I will fight to keep religious zealots from intruding on my civil rights and will seriously debate anyone on the relationship between religion and gay rights, but she is pure parody.

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