In a bizarre moment during the annual “Washington — A Man of Prayer” event inside the U.S. Capitol this Wednesday night, Texas GOP Rep. Randy Weber took the podium to lead the audience in a prayer.
According to Right Wing Watch, 20 different congress members lead the gathering in prayer over the course of an hour-and-a-half. When it was Weber’s turn, he repeatedly choked back tears (real or not) as he begged God to forgive the nation for the sins of abortion and gay marriage and the “sins our nation has been so emboldened to embark upon.”
“We have endeavored to try and kick your word out of public schools,” Weber said. “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,” Weber continued, his voice trembling with emotion. “Father, oh Father, please forgive us.”
Watch the video below, via RWW:
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