As if liberal genocide and deportation of Jews wasn’t enough, self-proclaimed revivalist and visionary Lou Engle wants God to convert or kill liberal members of the Supreme Court who uphold Roe v. Wade.
Engle gave vent to his authoritarian rejection of dissent at a meeting of the group POTUS Shield in Ohio at the church of Frank Amedia. Amedia, you may remember, was Donald Trump campaign’s volunteer “liaison of Christian policy,” and who claims he has power over tsunamis.
Imagining you have power over tsunamis is one thing, but Engle managed to actually trump his fellow pastor’s delusions of grandeur by confusing about Lord of the Rings and the Bible.
At PFAW’s Peter Montgomery explains,
Engle said that during a recent five-day fast, he had a dream about women gathering to hear the book of Esther taught. Someone in the dream said that there are two words in the book of Esther that mean “Nazgul,” which Engle stated is the name of “the Witch King” of the ringwraiths in the Lord of the Rings, the “most powerful being of darkness and death” who could be killed by no man, but who is defeated by the King’s daughter as she proclaimed, “I am no man.” Engle said the dream means that God is raising up an Esther movement of conservative women. “We decree it,” shouted Engle. “The voice of Esther is coming to take out the Nazgul, the principalities of witchcraft and death that demand bloodshed for the fueling of the agenda of darkness.”
Yeah. There is no way to make that sound sane. Pretty sure I won’t be able to find that in my copy of the Bible. See if you can find it in yours.
This bizarre mixture of incompatible mythologies left Engle praying,
“God sweep away the judges. Sweep away the Nazgul, the Haman spirit of death. We decree, God, the sweeping of the Supreme Court.”
Yes. Liberal supreme court justices are Nazgul. Just like Tolkien intended, apparently.
“We declare the reversal of the decree of ’73, Roe v Wade … We declare the reversal of Roe v. Wade. The powers of Nazgul, witchcraft and death are being reversed now over this nation.”
Clearly, Engle no more understands how the Constitution and Democracy work than does Trump.
Engle closed his bizarre session with a prayer in which he seems to think God is somebody he can command to carry out his agenda:
“I want to stand with authority to declare the shifting of these judges, and the shifting of the federal judges of America. We declare it in the name of Jesus. We stand before the courtroom of heaven, presiding God in Canfield on earth, and around the throne in heaven. We stretch forth your rod and rule in the midst of your enemies. We decree a massive shift over the federal courts and the Supreme Court, in the name of Jesus, from the Supreme Court of heaven.”
That’s not how this works, obviously. It’s a shame Engle is so busy seeing Nazgul in his Bible that he can’t be bothered to peruse the United States Constitution, or he might understand that political power derives not from his god, but from the will of the people.
And that there is no provision in that Constitution for smiting Supreme Court Justices because you disagree with them.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.