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Christian Nationalist Mayor of Hialeah Asks His God To Steal The 2022 Elections

As the congressional midterm elections of 2022 near their end, Republican politicians are now openly speaking as if they have the endorsement of the supernatural ruler of the universe. They are asking their followers to accept that Jesus was a Republican.

On November 6, at a rally for Republican Senator Marco Rubio and ex-president Donald Trump, Esteban Bovo, the mayor of Hialeah, Florida, gave the following prayer to the Christian god. Bovo said:

“I ask all of you to stand up stand up so we could pray together stand up. I ask the lord to descend upon this free state. I ask the lord to put his hand on the United States of America and guide and bless those and help those that want to stop the craziness in our country. God, we ask that you put blessing amongst those that want to stop the education system from teaching us weird things. Bless those that want to teach our kids arithmetic, English and reading, we ask the lord to bless all of those that are fighting against an ideology that will destroy this country. And lord, we ask you on Tuesday, let your mighty hand be felt as one after another after another go to the voting booth and support republican candidates up and down the ballot, lord… to make America great again and we do all of this in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, Amen. May god bless you all.” 

The strangeness of Esteban Bovo’s political prayer comes into focus when we remember that Bovo, and everyone else who shares the stage with Donald Trump, claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Trump.

Christian Nationalists like Esteban Bovo do not believe in the power of the American people to decide their own elections. So, they’re calling for supernatural beings to swoop in and use their magical power to change the results of the 2022 elections. Bovo wants the “mighty hand” of the Christian god to alter the election. Christian Nationalists don’t trust the American people, because they think that Americans are too “weird”, so they want a god to descend from on high to magically change the outcome of America’s elections.

How is that not weird?

This post is a portion of a larger article at Stop Christian Nationalism.

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Comment was by Doug Hanlon on November 17, 2022 at 4:37am

This man's prayer doesn't say what you claim it says. He doesn't say, "Even if the majority of voters are guided by Satan, don't let their votes count."

Many political activists, all over the Left/Right spectrum, call on some 'Higher Power' to aid them in their fight.

The most famous recent example is the Southern Civil Rights movement. Going abroad, there is a wing of the Sandanista movement in Nicagragua who practically see Sandino as a second Christ.

And the most famous example of religion in the service of a progressive cause were the anti-monarchist soldiers of Oliver Cromwell, who, as Macaulay said, "humbled themselves in the dust before their God, the better to set their foot on the neck of their King."

It's a shame, but as America declines, we're going to see a lot more irrationality and rejection of scientific progress. 

On the Left, it takes the form of believing that primitive, backward societies, and their superstitions, are the equal of modern science. 

At the moment, both Left and Right are hypocrites in their embrace of superstition: few Rightists will rely solely on prayer to treat their diseases, and few Leftists will rely on witchdoctors and other primitive superstitions to treat theirs. 

But there is no doubt that belief in Reason and Science is in retreat.  Too bad.

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