Since getting out of prison, Tom DeLay has made periodic forays into the political spotlight. (You might have expected–in light of his still-recent incarceration and general humiliation–that he would show some shame or remorse, but he appears incapable of either.) Every once in a while, there will be a reported “sighting,” accompanied by an idiotic quote, all of which has been worth ignoring, perhaps with an eye roll or shrug.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) this week warned Americans to remember that God “wrote the Constitution” based on the Bible.
During an appearance on John Hagee Ministries’ Global Evangelism Television (GETV) network on Wednesday, host Matt Hagee asked the Texas Republican where the country had gone wrong.
“I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government,” DeLay explained. “When we stopped realizing that God created this nation, that he wrote the Constitution, that it’s based on biblical principles.”
Lest you think I am making this up, you can watch the video at the link. (To be fair, DeLay isn’t the only lunatic recasting the nation’s charter as God-given. Remember “My God is bigger than their God” General Jerry Boykin? He recently claimed that Jesus wrote the 2d Amendment.)
This is probably a good place to start humming the theme from Twilight Zone.
Anyway, here’s my question for former Representative DeLay: If you believe that God wrote the Constitution, as well as the Ten Commandments (tablets containing those pesky prohibitions against stealing and bearing false witness), shouldn’t you be just a teensy bit worried about your immortal soul, since you rather consistently violated both?