Republican Congressman Randy Weber became a weepy, crying mess on Wednesday night as he begged God to forgive America for allowing gay couples to get married.
Speaking at the annual “Washington – A Man of Prayer” event in Washington, D.C., Weber repeatedly got all teary-eyed while begging God to forgive America for the sins of marriage equality and abortion.
“We have endeavored to try and kick your word out of public schools.
“Father, we have endeavored to take the Bible out of classrooms, the Ten Commandments off the walls. Oh, Lord, forgive us. Father, we think we’re so smart, we have replaced your word and your precepts with drug-sniffing dogs, with metal detectors, with uniformed police officers in our schools. Oh, Lord, forgive us.
“Father, we have trampled on your holy institution of holy matrimony and tried to rewrite what it is and we’ve called it an alternate lifestyle. Father, oh Father, please forgive us.
“Lord, we have gone to killing the most innocent amongst.
“Your servant Moses warned in Deuteronomy 19 for us to choose life so that we and all our descendants might live. Father, we’re killing our descendants and we’re calling it a choice. Oh, God in heaven, forgive us, please.”
Watch the weeping below:
Texas Congressman Randy Weber has come under fire for a tweet he shared comparing President Obama to Hitler’s march through Europe.
After a firestorm of criticism it appears the tweet was deleted and Weber shared a link to his House webpage where he issues a kind of apology.
Weber has a history of anti-Obama comments, so this is nothing new. But to compare attending a march in Paris over the shooting of five journalists at Charlie Hebdo to a holocaust that led to the death of millions is severely unbalanced.
I personally agree with some critics that the White House should have sent a higher level representative to the march in Paris. We have a Secretary of State who not only speaks French, but foreign relations ARE his job. I would like to know why John Kerry did not attend.
That being said, Weber’s comments are outside the boundaries of sane thought and good taste.
Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) has introduced a bill called the “State Marriage Defense Act of 2014,” which seeks to limit federal recognition of same-sex marriage in lieu of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Under Congressman Weber’s new bill, the State Marriage Defense Act, the federal government would have to respect the definitions of marriage in all 50 states. A couple’s state of residence would define their marital status.
If this bill were to pass — which seems unlikely — couples’ marriage status would change as they travel from state to state, endangering the safety and security of their families.
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