And they call us drama queens.
Wednesday night arrived with a surplus of feelings in the form of Republican Congressman Randy Weber, who couldn’t contain himself while asking God to forgive America for legalizing gay marriage.
As he begged and prayed, he openly wept in front of God and everybody.
The performance took place at the annual “Washington — A Man of Prayer” event in Washington, D.C., attended by the spooky likes of Paul Ryan, Rep. Tim Walberg, Senator Steve Daines, and the assiduously antigay host, pastor Jim Garlow.
According to Right Wing Watch, Weber apparently did a sort of freestyle mashup of “The Lord’s Prayer” a la Siouxsie and the Banshees, deciding to just have fun with it: “thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth in the halls of Congress.”
As some shapeless, bog-like frumps in the audience choked up at his stirring piece of performance art, Weber, goosed by the crowd, decided to just totally go for it and be that person.
Here’s an animated GIF demonstrating how moved the crowd was:
Here’s another one:
More unstoppered emotion:
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Here’s why everyone was so overwhelmed with feeling:
“We have endeavored to try and kick your word out of public schools,” Weber chimed.
“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. Father, oh Father, please forgive us.
Lord, we have gone to killing the most innocent amongst.
Your servant Moses warned in Deuteronomy 19 for us to choose life so that we and all our descendants might live. Father, we’re killing our descendants and we’re calling it a choice. Oh, God in heaven, forgive us, please.”
Okay, but why you gotta bring the drug-sniffing dogs into this?
Watch the bizarreness below: