What Fresh Hell Is This?

August 21, 2007

The God Squad!

You might want to check out this news story by Shreveport KSLA 12's news report:

Homeland Security Enlists Clergy to Quell Public Unrest if Martial Law Ever Declared

Yes, apparently one of the biggest problems that our government anticipates having during a natural disaster or attack is its citizens.

To help out with that, the Department of Homeland Security has God Squads "Clergy Response Teams" to keep us in line keep us comforted.
Such clergy response teams would walk a tight-rope during martial law between the demands of the government on the one side, versus the wishes of the public on the other. "In a lot of cases, these clergy would already be known in the neighborhoods in which they're helping to diffuse that situation," assured Sandy Davis. He serves as the director of the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

For the clergy team, one of the biggest tools that they will have in helping calm the public down or to obey the law is the bible itself, specifically Romans 13. Dr. Tuberville elaborated, "because the government's established by the Lord, you know. And, that's what we believe in the Christian faith. That's what's stated in the scripture."
Apparently it's already been tried with Katrina -- and we all know how well that worked out...

(Heck of a job, GODie?)

Here's the video:

I'd be seriously interested in knowing the denominational makeup of the chaplains that they are recruiting.

(h/t to Shakesville)


The Bag of Health and Politics said...

Southern Baptist with the occasional Pentecostal for diversity, and maybe a Methodist here and there. Look at what they did to the Air Force Chaplain service, and you'll see the right wing's model for this type of crap.

Sherry said...

makes me actually sick!