During a Tuesday conference call, supporting Vision America Pastor Rick Scarborough’s plan for 40 days of prayer, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) suggested the U.S. is worse off now than when slavery was legal, because people are “openly rebelling” against God, reports RightWingWatch.org.
Rep. Gohmert said: “There is so much that is so critical to whether or not this country continues. No explanation as to why we’ve been so blessed other than the people who went before us were blessed, they followed God’s rule book, in our founding they followed biblical teachings.”
“We strayed away at different times, Andrew Jackson’s time was not a great time, at different times slavery was a blot on our existence. But the trouble is we have never as an entire nation overall been so far away from God’s teaching and so openly rebelling, even from the top, against God’s teachings in the Bible.”
Rep. Gohmert did not specifically name which of God's teachings the U.S. was in open rebellion against.