Fundamentalist Christian leaders, they are not good at being Americans:
A Christian TV host this week called on God to consider a “military takeover” of President Barack Obama’s government because it could be the only way to save the country from tyranny.
On his Monday Internet broadcast, Morning Star TV’s Rick Joyner predicted that democracy was “doomed” unless the Lord imposed martial law.
“The balance of powers in the legislative and judicial branches were supposed to balance and keep in check, hold in check, the potential tyranny from the executive branch overstepping their bounds,” Joyner explained. “The people are not always right, it depends on what people they are. And another thing the founders warned about is this thing will only work for a moral and a religious people. You remove morality, you remove the religious influence, and it cannot work.”
Joyner added that the “only hope is a military takeover, martial law.”
“And that the most crucial element of that is who to the martial [sic] is going to be,” he said. “I believe there are noble leaders in our military that love the republic and love everything we stand for. And they could seize the government.”
Regardless of one’s political views, Barack Obama was legitimately elected president, by huge margins, twice. If you cannot accept that, then you have a fundamental problem with the way we do things in the United States, and you should probably retire your flag pins. Men such as Joyner do not believe that Americans who disagree with him are legitimate Americans. He is incorrect, and the poor crackpot ought to work with a therapist in order to learn to accept that fact, but it’s important to understand that these extremists — most of whom are vehemently anti-gay, by the way — are only willing participants in our American democratic system when people vote as they instruct us to vote.
Looking at pure demographics alone, it would seem that the days of men such as Rick Joyner having a discernible impact on our government are numbered, and that is why they’re becoming unhinged.