The only thing worse than the WuFlu to people suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome is Trump himself and literally anything he does. On Friday, Trump announced that Sunday would be a National Day of Prayer. “We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these,” he wrote.
It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020
It did not take long for the unhinged responses to come flowing in, mocking him for asking Americans to pray even though a majority of Americans say they do pray and that they believe it helps them feel more peaceful. I don’t know about you but I think the army of Karens buying all the toilet paper could really use some peace right about now. Encouraging people to be peaceful and introspective and grateful is something that really pisses off the internet for some reason. #SeparationOfChurchAndState was trending for people who don’t understand what theocracy is.
We need SCIENCE not prayer. Wishful thinking isn’t going to make testing and care available to those who are sick. Wishful thinking isn’t going to feed people or pay their bills. It doesn’t keep us warm or safe from harm. #SeparationOfChurchAndState
— Eva Oberg (@lalaleeloo) March 14, 2020
Thanks, Karen. Go buy more toilet paper. They also piled on Ben Carson for suggesting prayer as well.
Nothing but a bunch of religious hypocrites who do NOT do God’s bidding!!! We must get all these fake religious freaks out of govt! This is a democracy not theocracy! Religion is private! #SeparationOfChurchAndState is a MUST!! Tired of these pervs & killers preaching to me!!! https://t.co/n73EieBtM0
— Nancy Hernandez (@nanelvisfan) March 14, 2020
This one is my favorite. “This goes against EVERYTHING the founding fathers stood for,” exclaimed an angry woman on Twitter.
— Juuuuune (@Junetalkslife) March 14, 2020
I wonder if she’s ever heard of John Adams who said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Then there was that other founder named George Washington who in his Circular to the States in 1783 boldly prayed a prayer we should repeat this weekend,
I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.
But knowing our nation was built by deeply religious men would require reading books instead of watching the Kardashians religiously. Let us go forward this weekend with the prayers of George Washington on our lips that we will love one another and rediscover a brotherly affection for these morons we have to live with and that we will suffer them with patience and shower them with kindness even though they’ve hoarded all the toilet paper.
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; The Death of Due Process from Salome to #MeToo,” and host of The Fringe podcast. Follow on Twitter @MeganFoxWriter