Senate Chaplain Urges Senators To Stop Listening To Voters
Yesterday, the Rreverend Barry C. Black, who has been appointed to the Christian-only position of Senate Chaplain, issued a call for an end to American democracy.
Black stood before the United States Senate and invoked the supernatural powers of his invisible spirit master, whom Black claims to serve as a peasant would serve a medieval Lord, saying to this creature, “Lord, thank You for our lawmakers, who seek to fulfill Your purposes in their labors. Give them the wisdom and courage they need to glorify Your Name as they strive always to live worthy of the mercies You daily bestow. May their work be a delight as they make You the only constituent they always seek to please. Help us all to remember that You know what is best for us; so please have Your way.”
It is not clear how many U.S. Senators intend to follow Chaplain Black’s demand that they stop serving American voters, and start serving his invisible spirit lord. Neither Senator Bernie Sanders nor Senator Ted Cruz, who are running for President, offered any reaction to the Senate Chaplain’s bizarre demand.
For the record, the Constitution of the United States explicitly forbids the creation of governmental religious posts such as that of the Senate Chaplain. Article VI of the Constitution states that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
Oh, but since when do details like the provisions of law have anything to do with the legislative work of the U.S. Senate, right?