The work of the exclusively Christian Chaplain of the United States Senate takes place, despite its clear violation of First Amendment to the Constitution, under the pretext that United States Senators wouldn’t be able to do their work without a Christian priest praying for them every day, giving them advice about how to do their jobs, and putting them in alignment with the will of the Christian deity, God. That idea was communicated extremely clearly in Thursday’s official big government prayer ritual in the Senate, performed by guest preacher, Anglican Reverend Sharron Dinnie, who spoke to God, “These Senators look to You in seeking to carry out that to which You have called them, we ask that You would guide and strengthen them… Grant this Senate grace so to align its will with Yours, that through this body, Your vision and purpose for this Nation and for the world may be accomplished. Amen.”
Let’s take a look at the idea of this prayer in action. How did God guide the U.S. Senate on Thursday? How did God’s purpose for the United States of America move closer to completion?
If God is guiding the Senate to be in accord with God’s purpose, then God must have a way of letting senators know what that purpose is. So, for example, what did God tell the senators on Thursday about whether S. 3254, introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown, “a bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require persons to keep records of non-employees who perform labor or services for remuneration and to provide a special penalty for persons who misclassify employees as non-employees,” is in accord with God’s purpose for the USA?
I looked through the congressional record for Thursday, and in spite of Reverend Dinnie’s prayer, I don’t find any advice from God. If Dinnie is right, U.S. Senators are looking to God for directions about how to vote, but God is failing to communicate.
I’m confused. Is it part of God’s purpose for America for me to be confused?