An ostensibly theistic House stenographer got on the dais and shouted until she was dragged away as the House voted to pass the Senate deal that ended the shutdown and impending default late Wednesday night.
"The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was,” she said as she was carried off the House floor, “It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons that go against God.”
I'm still trying to figure out exactly what she meant. First she seems to say this is one nation under God. Then she seems to switch sides halfway through and say the US never was one nation under God and would not have been. But in the end, she confirms her theism and asserts that our nation is a theocracy because our secular Constitution was written by Freemasons.
No doubt, she is a Republican.
Here is the complete audio recording of her remarks after being dragged away.
Well folks, the mystery is solved. The woman, Dianne Reidy, explained in an email to Fox "News" that the Holy Spirit told her to deliver the outburst, apparently by waking her up for the last 17 consecutive nights and giving her the impression it was a bad idea.
"For the past two and a half weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) to deliver a message in the House Chamber. That is what I did last night."
For anyone doubting her sanity, her husband Dan wrote in a separate email:
“My wife is a sweet, level-headed wonderful woman of God. I am proud of her."
See? It's all perfectly normal.
I've had that feeling to some small extent, when I believed. I'd think the Holy Spirit might be telling me to do something. Then I think, no, I couldn't possibly do that — but that only makes me think even more that it MUST be the Holy Spirit. God won't tell you to do easy things, after all. It's a bizarre and unfortunate system where whatever random thought pops into your head can quickly grow, feeding off your own fear, to become the undeniable voice of the Lord.
Fortunately, I never had quite enough faith to follow through on anything nutty. I felt guilty plenty of times about not doing something nutty though.
It's a bizarre and unfortunate system where whatever random thought pops into your head can quickly grow, feeding off your own fear, to become the undeniable voice of the Lord. Fortunately, I never had quite enough faith to follow through on anything nutty. I felt guilty plenty of times about not doing something nutty though.
My mother and father told me back in the early 90s that they and two friends (a married couple) felt the holy spirit was telling them to go to Medjugorje and see the Virgin Mary. This was during the Bosnian War, with its ethnic cleansing, genocide, rape gangs, kidnappings, snipers, and all of it.
I told them if they actually thought God was sending them halfway around the world into a war-torn country they had gone insane. I said if they went through with it the whole family would be worried sick. I added that if they got killed or into trouble, they were on their own, because none of us would be going over there to get them.
They said they'd pray on it. A few days later the holy spirit changed his (its?) mind and told them to visit Lourdes rather than Medjugorje. Not long after that, the holy spirit told them to nix Lourdes, buy a color TV, get a good cable package and start watching religious programming instead.
I suppose part of being nutty is not realizing that you're nutty.
Maybe some people are so unaccustomed to common sense that hearing the voice of reason in their heads 'sounds like god'.
I have a hankering to visit Costa Rica or Crete, one to explore the rain forests, the other 'just because'. Sadly my bank account talks very loudly with no good way to tell it to stifle!
I have an issue with assuming the spirit was holy...
Someone that unhinged running loose, they are all lucky the holy spirit did not tell her to gun down the non believers.
Just wait until it is reveled how psych much medication she is on.
Geez. Only in this ridiculous country.
Oh and The Middle East.
The greatest mistake is basing politics, law, and policy on the grounds of religion with the perception of religious and one-sided morality.
I guess she thought the US was a Christian nation and couldn't handle the truth.
I think she thought were are a Christian nation, then she read some conspiracy theories put out by extreme right wingers (instead of, like, a U.S. History textbook printed in Texas), and she wanted to share the truth to wake up all the deceived Christians.
No. She just read Dan Browns novel The Lost Symbol.
I made the same mistake.
Bloody awful book!