This Saturday, a prayer and religious fasting rally in South Carolina is being promoted by Gov. Nikki Haley herself. And not just any ol’ ordinary kinda rally either. You see, Haley and hosting group The Response believe this June 13 event will help correct all the many woes and wackiness running rampant through the Palmetto State.
As described on the event’s website:
Governor Nikki Haley is inviting South Carolina and the nation to a time of worship, prayer, fasting and repentance on June 13th at the North Charleston Coliseum. This is the time for Christians to come together to call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.
So to hell heck with the idea of actually addressing pertinent issues in South Carolina, like roads so disheveled that they affect commerce – or schools underfunded to a level that violates the state’s own constitution – or tens of thousands denied medical care because of the state’s refusal to accept Medicaid Expansion – or child services so poor that they’re attributed to multiple deaths, and which your office tries to hide. And don’t think that proper funding or even responsible government could correct those problems because, according to The Response:
America’s issues are not primarily financial, political or moral. Neither does America’s hope lie in one leader or institution. Our hope is found in the One who desires for us to turn to Him with our hearts. This is our response – to call on Jesus on behalf of America, that He might hear our cry and heal our land.
And like Haley herself says in a video promoting the event (see it below):
[P]ray that we remember that we’re not in charge.[vimeo 124243222 w=500 h=281]
This isn’t the first “Response” rally either. The organization held a similar event earlier this year in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and one in Houston, Texas back in 2011. It doesn’t seem that either of those two previous events did any good, though. Texas is still reeling from the recent rain that flooded much of the state, costing it $27 million in damages. And Louisiana? Still has Bobby Jindal.
Featured image from event website