Thursday, November 29, 2007

Highway To Holiness

From the "Just When I Thought They Couldn't Get Any Wingnuttier" file:

Earlier this week, Pat Robertson's "700 Club" profiled some religious whackos that claim the I-35 Highway, the so-called "NAFTA Superhighway", was cited in the bible (Isaiah 35, what else?) as the "Highway Of Holiness". That makes the I-35 the best place to start rolling out a campaign of holiness that "sweeps the face of the earth", so religious wingnutters are descending on cities all along the I-35 corridor, conducting "purity sieges" and prayer assaults on gay bars and abortion clinics in the hopes of purifying them and setting them aflame for God:

A number of Christians have come to believe, because of recent prophecies, dreams, and visions, that I-35 is the highway spoken in Isaiah 35, verse 8: “And a highway will be there, it will be called the way of holiness.”

… [Heartland Ministries’ Hill] believes God has an awesome plan that starts along I-35. “Let’s draw a line in the center of America, set people on fire, get young people saved, get moms and dads saved, get churches on fire, get holy, and watch how it affects the rest of America.”

“What do we expect to see?” [said Cindy Jacob.] “We expect laws to be changed in cities. We expect righteous leaders. We expect a movement, a reformation that will literally sweep the face of the earth."

Well, I suppose metaphorical fires are an improvement over the kind they usually like to set.

Update: If you go here in the comments, PSA has dug up a nice little GodTube where this batshit crazy Cindy Jacob lady holds forth about the Highway Of Holiness. And they wonder why we call them "wingnuts".