Dispatches from the Creation Wars

The Friends That Rick Perry Keeps

Right Wing Watch has done an excellent job of going through all of the various co-sponsors and endorses of Rick Perry’s prayer rally next month in Houston and pointing out all the crazy things they’ve said. A lot of them are wingnuts that I’m familiar with saying the same old stupid things, but the example of C. Peter Wagner caught my eye. This is an unusually creative bit of wingnuttia that is rather amusing to read.

Wagner blames the earthquake in Japan on that country being “pagan” but he has a particularly fascinating explanation for how this happened. The Japanese emperor, you see, had sex with a demon.

There is a spirit called a Harlot, a principality, who dominates nations, who dominates territories, who dominates people groups very, very clearly to such an extent that she has fornication with kings. And I can give you an example of how she does this: Japan, as a nation, is one of the nation’s of the world which has consciously, openly invited national demonization.

The Sun Goddess visits him in person and has sexual intercourse with the Emperor. It’s a very, very powerful thing. So the Emperor becomes one flesh with the Sun Goddess and that’s an invitation for the Sun Goddess to continue to demonize the whole nation.

Since the night that the present emperor slept with the Sun Goddess, the stock market in Japan has gone down. It’s never come up since.

I’m guessing that Wagner must have sex with a demon called Stupid.

And then there’s the one who thinks Oprah is the precursor to the Antichrist. And the one who thinks God is punishing African-Americans for their support of gay rights.