Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Crazy Wingnut Screed of the Day

This is actually two of them, from John Benefiel, one of the looniest of the many preachers endorsing Rick Perry’s prayer rally in Houston next month. In the first one he says that the District of Columbia is named after the “queen of heaven” instead of Columbus. And that he has renamed if the District of Christ and someday it will be renamed that for real. Oh, and he has “divorced Baal” from the nation’s capitol too.

Now Benefiel says he’s going to Washington DC in October for 40 days of prayer for a spiritual “seige” of the city to reclaim it for Christ.

Did I mention that most of the leading government officials of the state of Oklahoma are followers of this lunatic?