Scamvangelicals Applaud Trump’s Declaration Of National Day Of Prayer For Harvey Victims [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

Surrounded by leaders from the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Trump signed a proclamation from the Oval Office on Friday inviting “all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.”

“I don’t know when this was done last, but it’s been a long time ago,” Trump told reporters. “Is that a correct statement? It’s been a long time ago.” Standing behind Trump as he signed the proclamation was Vice President Pence, who visited Texas on Thursday to survey the damage from the storm.

  • PickyPecker
    • Butch

      I was looking for a graphic along those lines. Let’s all bow our heads and do something really, really useless.
      And by the way – is it just me? I don’t seem to remember Obama holding up his executive orders like a little kid showing off a picture he’s just colored.

      • William of Glynn

        I’ll get on my knees and do something really worthwhile.

        • Butch

          I’m available.

          • another_steve

            Me first, bitch.

          • BudClark

            My knees are too stiff to kneel down, but find me something to bend over, and I’m good.

        • another_steve

          Time and place, please.

          (I’m ready…)

        • Mark

          It is a service to mankind! I’m always happy to be of service.

      • Christopher

        That’s because President Obama was already adept at colouring inside the lines. He didn’t need the ego boost of affirmation.

      • RoFaWh

        That’s a very astute observation: “…like a little kid showing off a picture he’s just colored.”

        Trump thinks those EOs are “achievements”.

      • TheManicMechanic

        “Lookit wut I did!”

        • pch1013

          “I made a poopie in the big-boy potty!”

      • Christian1234567
        • Oscarlating Wildely

          I call foul.

          That asshole couldn’t spell meow.

          • Emma Duncan

            he would spell it “ME-Yow”

      • SFBruce

        This is what then President Obama said in his proclamation on the 2015 National Day of Prayer.

        “…women and men of all backgrounds and beliefs” can “practice their faiths without fear or coercion, it bolsters our religious communities and helps to lift up diverse and vibrant societies throughout our world.”

        “Millions of individuals worldwide are subjected to discrimination, abuse, and sanctioned violence simply for exercising their religion or choosing not to claim a faith. Communities are threatened with genocide and driven from their homelands because of who they are or how they pray,”

        Of course, words this carefully measured and considered will never cross the lips of little Donnie. And the majority of these Christian scammers who push themselves out of the way in their efforts to ingratiate themselves with Donnie would never say anything remotely similar.

      • glass
        • vorpal 😼

          We are currently at maximum capacity of thoughts and prayers and will return all further correspondence to sender.

          If you have any science and answers, line up to the left.

      • JCF

        Because he didn’t. It was what he EO’s were actually accomplishing (see re DACA!), not the damn signed pieces of paper!

  • kcken
  • fastlanestranger

    That image is truly frightening/tacky.

  • Sashineb

    Yeah, and Billy Graham’s daughter prayed before the hurricane hit Houston, commanding the winds and waves to be still. And we all know how that worked out. Too bad they wouldn’t do something useful with their time instead of talking to their pillows.

  • m_lp_ql_m
    • Christopher

      I call bullshit on this.

      Those people would barely look at a drowning man, let alone actually talk with them.

      Or, they would think that it’s a Baptism in progress and walk on by. “God’s got this!”

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Why do these types always look so weird when then they pray?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Because they pray hard. Really hard. Harder than most.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Ah! Good point!

      • BudClark

        They’re trying to push out a REALLY hard, dry TURD!

    • Charlotte Brown Perez

      Because anyone with half a brain and a nose can smell the bullshit.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Dumpf: There’s no point in praying, unless you can be seen doing it.

  • AltheaTheCat

    The token black guy actually got to touch Trump! We can end affirmative action now!

  • Gigi
    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Pea soup at work again!

      • coram nobis

        Cream of mushroom also bears a resemblance.

    • vorpal 😼

      Look! It’s the visual depiction of a conservative Christian prayer!

      • Christopher

        Needs more chunks of self-righteousness.

  • JoeMyGod

    I believe the guy on the right is the leader of the vicious anti-LGBT hate group Texas Values. Most of the others you should recognize.

    • coram nobis

      Joe, is the guy on the left with the red tie the megascreecher Robert Jeffress?

      • netxtown

        yep – that’s the little bastard alrighty. And you can bet there’s not even the tiniest drop of flood water on him.

  • Lazycrockett

    This laying on the hands has to be creeping the majority of even religious folks out. This stuff is right up there with snake handlers.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      It’s touching Trump’s dandruff that grosses me out.

    • Todd20036

      I’ve handled snakes. I like…

      Oh, you mean actual snakes.

      • JCF

        Slut!

    • JCF

      It’s WHOSE hands, that creeps me out…

  • another_steve

    Fuck Trump and fuck his base.

    Something nice now, puppies: “Remembering Barbara Cook — a true PFLAG Mom”

    http://www.pflagnyc.org/content/remembering-barbara-cook-true-pflag-mom?page=1

  • Moebym of the Returners

    A.K.A. “National Day of Pointless Gestures”

  • popebuck1

    The fact that lightning hasn’t struck him yet is the best argument for atheism I can think of.

  • vorpal 😼

    Literally, thanks for nothing as usual, Trump.

    • PickyPecker

      It is, after all, the very least thing he could do.

      • vorpal 😼

        Evilgelicals should realize by now that this is the closest to anything angelic that Trump has ever done:
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/129373a6e7a50f692474826ab684e33960aba08633842a192ebac4d9176c9a02.jpg

        • coram nobis

          Nice, a “money angel,” except the money isn’t green and has Betty Windsor’s picture on them.

          • vorpal 😼

            I tried, but I couldn’t find one with rubles. 🙁

          • coram nobis

            That’s fine, it’s still a good metaphor.

          • Christopher

            That’s because very few people in Russia have enough Rubles to do this, and the Oligarchs would never pose for such a photo.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Red Cross should be ashamed.

    • April

      I guess people should email them a prayer instead of a monetary donation.

    • another_steve

      Thank you. I agree 100 percent.

      No person or organization of integrity should have anything to do with that sexual predator con artist illegitimate president.

      Shame on the Red Cross.

      • Adam King

        The Red Cross hasn’t been an organization of integrity for decades. They’re mission is to increase the wealth of their officers.

        • another_steve

          People who contribute to charities need to be very very careful. They need to do research.

          Some generally respected charities incur huge administrative costs due to inefficiencies in their structures and operations. A good chunk of your donation might never go to the persons or community you intend for it to go.

          Other charities have executives at the top who skim off huge personal salaries. Your contributions might be going toward the maintenance of their hot tubs and toward their children’s college educations.

          Do your research.

          There are organizations that can be accessed online that evaluate and rate charities from the perspective of how much of your money actually goes to your intended recipients.

        • Nychta

          Charity Navigator can help in this regard. They listed the Red Cross as a possible charity to donate to in response Harvey, but if you look at the rating they have three stars. Islamic Relief, OTOH, has four stars.
          https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=5239

      • BudClark

        The Red Cross has become more and more of a scam ever since WWII … ask veterans.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      I’ve always gotten a right-wing vibe from them, especially when they were headed by Elizabeth Dole.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Yes, though I have known some pretty decent people who worked at headquarters here in D.C.

  • disqus_D9pH1OIG67

    Mumbo jumbo instead of action. Why don’t they all go down and shovel away the garbage and debris instead of “praying?” That would be useful.

    • Christopher

      I’d be happy if they went down there and contracted Dysentery. That would be useful for the nation.

    • RoFaWh

      They’d ruin their clothes if they did.

  • Ninja0980

    Thoughts and prayers aren’t going to bring back the lives lost or the property ruined.
    And again I’ll ask, what loving God would do this in the first place?

  • Amanda B. Rekendwith
  • AtticusP
  • vorpal 😼

    I really should follow through on my dream of being rich and become a Christian pastor.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e86bae044d6f26c9d817f3426c5f2c92cac14a988afa9bb2743c986a0171c99.jpg

  • Mike

    The Red freaking Cross? Are they in the jebus business too? Not another penny.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b506c7aecc72e18876c5d5d6030d63d6f1870f224261714e7e1a5f537687b2d0.jpg

  • Kevin Perez

    “I don’t know when this was done last, but it’s been a long time ago,” Trump told reporters. “Is that a correct statement? It’s been a long time ago.”
    Yeah, it’s been a long time since the government has reacted to a disaster by offering nothing.

  • Michael R
  • coram nobis

    Goddamn touching, ain’t it?

    • Adam King

      Underage boys beware!

  • AtticusP
  • pj

    that should get the moldy drywall out of the house

    • Todd20036

      I think we need Mueller for that.

      • pj

        muller needs to clean house

  • Todd20036

    Sure is better than the aid Quebec was offering.

  • Jonathan Smith

    “I don’t know when this was done last, but it’s been a long time ago,”
    try 2017 date May 4, thank you Wikipedia.
    you really ARE an idiot, aren’t you?

  • Harveyrabbit

    This was right after his signing ceremony to defund FEMA and the Coast Guard.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8428a8bacd968f491b5987197d31468114ab7012daf12d1affaa6d3c929c430f.gif

    • Gustav2

      Objects in the folder may be smaller than they appear.

    • Uncle Mark

      At least he didn’t poke out his eye this time, when he opened the Ron Jeremy Pop-Up Book.

  • Oscarlating Wildely
  • StillALiberal
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Is it bad that I see that and I just get images of all of them on their knees for a totally different reason? Not sure which one repulses me more.

      • Todd20036

        Yes. You are bad for thinking that. Now come over here for a proper spanking.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          Only if you use the Happy Stick with the feathers on it.

          • Todd20036

            That’s the plan

          • liondon#iamnotatraitor

            I prefer a big bible.

    • another_steve

      Spiritual belief and practice (a hallmark of what it means to be human) should be a private, personal enterprise. An inside job.

      If you advertise it or attempt to capitalize off it, you’ve gone astray.

    • Max_1

      What Jesus said: Pray in private and pay your taxes
      What Jesus followers do: Pray publically and religious write off’s.

      • Harley

        Notice too they all have soft cushions under their knees. Jesus was crucified and dies on the cross after hours of being tortured and they need soft gel pads so they don’t hurt their sensitive knees. Fake as bitches.

      • JCF

        “What Jesus followers do”

        No. We’re talking about Christianists: Jebus worshippers (the more public, the better), not Jesus-of-Nazareth followers (his actual words and example).

        And it’s even worse than “religious write off’s”. It’s political write-off’s, w/ only the thinnest guise of religion.

    • TimJ

      The guys are awful, I’ll go for the girl in green but only if….

  • Rick

    Praying is like a rocking chair – it’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere. – Gypsy Rose Lee

  • People4Humanity
  • Adam King
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Typical! Us actually giving a shit instead of wondering about some sky fairy!

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Yes, prayer to your god which allowed the disaster to happen in the first place.

  • TexasBoy

    Prayer, the least you can do…literally.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    When they welcome this guy into their prayer circle, do let me know.

    https://fpscdn.yam.com/Njg1NDA1d29ybGQ=/16a50d3bbbc95b99.jpg?v=20150331

  • Nowhereman

    Pandering much?

  • Halou

    How about we all do a national day of donating even as much as $1 to the relevant charities? Or an national day of telling Trump to fuck off from diverting funds from the disaster relief agencies to pay for “that fucking wall”? to use the immortal words of former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox.

  • Megrim Twist

    They are all simply going to have to fuck off. Now.

  • Harveyrabbit
    • David Walker

      Perfect. The other one for 45 would be “Get your fuckin’ hands off me.”

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Um, why the fuck do they do the hand thing? Dude on the right, it’s not the Mannequin Challenge. And they always bow their heads and close their eyes. Typical, unable to see whats in front of them.

      • Larry Larson

        The woman in red (whore!) is watching that the sleaze to her right isn’t about to try a pussy grab.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          And after he touched the same desk Trump touched.. cooties in the cootchie.

      • BobSF_94117

        There is a long history of how to be behave in ostensibly non-sectarian public prayer. Various religions have all sorts of gestures and physical actions that accompany prayer. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO PUT THOSE ON HOLD for public prayer and just stick with the dignified lowered gaze and maybe, maybe you can get away with a hand clasp.

        These hand-layers-on think they’re sooooooo special. The rules don’t apply to them.

    • greenmanTN

      Why aren’t they doing the thing where they hold their palms up and out like little satellite dishes trying to tune in Jesus? It doesn’t add anything I’m sure, but it always gives me a chuckle.

  • David Walker

    I have to say that when I saw the picture in Jeff Mason’s tweet, I did throw up in my mouth a little.

  • Stubenville

    Well THAT ought to make a big difference.

    /sarcasm

  • justmeeeee

    OK, you guys! Problem solved!!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • CanuckDon

    Fuck you Trump….your cozying up to the religious whackos isn’t going to save you from what’s coming.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Show me a culture that forgot science and expression and humanism and critical thinking as it didn’t really advance society and instead opted for fundamental religion as a guiding force and prospered. There isn’t one. When it comes to religion, America really is becoming a cliche.

  • bambinoitaliano

    And the sheep continues to buy this do nothing bullshit gesture.

    • David Walker

      Because it’s worked so well in the past.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Clive Johnson

    Put your hands together and engage in magical thinking.
    Lay your hands on another person and concentrate that magical thought power.

  • Max_1

    Mattress Mack never was ridiculed to open his doors…
    Mattress Mack never was cajoled to feed the hungry…
    Mattress Mack never was forced to offer a bed…

    Joel Osteen, on the other hand…

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Max_1

    You know who’s not on Trump’s Christian coalition team…
    … Mattress Mack.

  • Gregory B

    I noticed Pence did not lay hands on 45… perhaps he knows something we don’t?

    • David Walker

      That would mean he’d have his hand beside the black guy’s hand, and then what would Mother say?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Don’t KEEP your hand on the stove if it burns.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Applauding nothing actually being done. How disgusting can these religionists get?

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      We’re in America. Never underestimate the depth of the stupid here. It can, assuredly, get more disgusting.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • David Walker

    OT and NEW GAME. I love choral music, and big choruses can either get me all excited because of their power or make me run because they have no clue, nor does their director. I did a search for a choral piece the other evening and came upon a lot of state honors’ choruses. I thought this was a particularly fun and finely done number. The GAME? Spot our kids.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxRrLCdjtoQ

  • Max_1
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      He opens his store to others. Joel Big Buck teeth turns them away. Jimmy Carter builds houses for the poor. Trump kicks out the poor. Quebec offers aid, Mexico does as well. Trump talks about ratings with Bronze Age Myth believers.

      And we all know which ones the Christers back.

  • boobert

    I’ll pray when I damn well please ! I guess that’s the million dollar donation, lol.

  • Tomcat

    Hypocrites all of them are hypocrites.

  • BobSF_94117

    “I don’t know when this was done last, but it’s been a long time ago,” Trump told reporters.

    Yes, I imagine it is pretty rare for a president to pronounce a day of prayer or mourning before anyone even has a grasp of the number of victims, but I’m sure we can have a few more as Trump needs…

    The one exception is probably 9/11, for obvious reasons.

    • David Walker

      And then there was the time a few ago that the PA legislature proclaimed The Year of the Bible…and no one voted against the proclamation because it was an election year and no one dared. Many, many citizens were less than amused, by the proclamation and by the lack of a challenge.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        You mean in the fucking piece of shit state in which I currently reside (thank god for Philly) that busted a kid for getting a fake blow job from a fake representation of a fake god?

        http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/files/im/U44kVkc.jpg

        • David Walker

          Maybe.

        • Reality.Bites

          Why didn’t they just arrest him for those shorts? That’s a crime that would stand up in court.

          • EdA

            Like maybe the contents of the shorts?

          • BillyDee4

            Small claims court.

      • Tomcat

        Tennessee tried to make the bible the state official book, but alas there was not enough votes to override the governors veto.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      And he immediate thinks of the ratings, burnt steaks, and “banging some Christian broad– hey, when you’re famous and Christian they let you do whatever you want!”

  • Bluto
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I wonder if I could make that work.. worth a try.

  • Tomcat

    When you pray for people, you have done your very least.

    • ultragreen

      When you pray for people, you have done nothing at all, except waste your time.

  • WretchedMouse
  • geoffalnutt

    Prayer. When you care enough to do absolutely nothing.

  • Oscarlating Wildely
    • Tomcat

      The last caption is thank you for starving me to death.

  • WretchedMouse

    Gather round! It’s time for another Blake! Why help when you can pray and look like you are doing something.

    “The Chimney Sweeper,” from Songs of Experience

    A little black thing among the snow,
    Crying ” ‘weep! ‘weep!” in notes of woe!
    “Where are thy father and mother? say?”—
    “They are both gone up to the church to pray.
    “Because I was happy upon the heath,
    And smiled among the winter’s snow,
    They clothed me in the clothes of death,
    And taught me to sing the notes of woe.
    “And because I am happy and dance and sing,
    They think they have done me no injury,
    And are gone to praise God and his Priest and King,
    Who make up a heaven of our misery.”

    –William Blake

    • David Walker

      Thank you for this. And for the nudge to re-read Blake. I haven’t touched his work for around 50 years…college, and then I had to read so much so fast that even if I read this, I wouldn’t remember. Time to explore, WretchedMouse.

      • WretchedMouse

        Oh I love that man! Read him last semester for my British lit class and did a project on his poetry and critical views on institutionalized religion. Was a hoot. I got some more but don’t wanna blow my Blake wad yet. 😉

  • Gustav2

    OK, so now they don’t need the tax dollars!

    • Tom Ato

      Dammit, I sent cash when I could have just sent thoughts and prayers.

  • Tom Ato

    Afterward they all went out and grabbed some pussy together.

  • Macbill

    Shit, I guess if God’s got their back….

  • Commentator8

    Faith without works is dead

  • Ed Meiller

    There are at least (as of now) 39 people that prayers didn’t help.

  • Tom G

    THEy must be very pleased that their deal with the devil produced this important signed card or whatever the hell it is.

  • Tom G

    “Been a long time…” not recalling Obama signing these bullshit good for nothing edicts about prayer.

  • OdieDenCO

    it was the least he could do.

    • Porkie

      Really!….anything else would have been more….

  • Natty Enquirer

    Pictures of Trump pretending to pray crack me up.

  • MBear

    if you stop putting religious people in charge of government stuff, you could actually get something done instead of this kind of rancid circle jerk

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    This is so much better than air dropping water bottles on Beaumont.

  • Tatonka

    As a Houstonian, fuck your prayers. Resign.

  • EdA

    After all, the prayers that some of these sucker-supported grifters claim to have made to the guy/gal who sent the hurricane seems to have worked so well. Even though almost all the Texas Republiscum in Congress voted to stiff their fellow Americans who were the victims of Sandy, not being a sociopath I’ve sent some cash. But considering that the State of Texas officially valued prayer as more useful than people from Quebec who can get the electricity running again and who are willing to donate clothing, etc., I wonder where I should go to get a refund.

  • -M-

    Religious freedom means never needing anybody else –least of all anyone in government– to tell you when, how, what, why, or if to pray.

  • jsmukg

    Love the Token Peroxided White BitchTM and the dRUMPf ‘My African-Amurrikkkan’ TM….they’re sooooo inclusive.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Do we need more reasons to end the grifting by the American Iron Cross, Salvation Militia, and the clearly pocketing Southern Baptists?

  • ultragreen

    They are following Machiavelli’s advice about the importance of appearing compassionate and religious in front of the common people, if you want their support. Machiavelli goes on to say that a ruler does not have to be compassionate and religious in reality, in fact, such attributes are often disadvantageous.

  • Jay Silversmith
  • Westcoast88

    What a collection of scum in that photo

  • justme

    and Donnie told them all “The check is in the mail”
    Along with a list of all his supporters so they can be solicited for $$

  • JCF

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/408ef77af55c990b1e3406ef10d841d26472438f868c88ba78d831ed591f72c2.jpg

    WTF is the Red (not Christianist) Cross doing there for this DrumpfenKorp photo op?

  • JWC

    If you asshole wish to sway and influence the government and policies then pay your damned taxes

  • Ginger Snap

    I’m so glad they enjoy praying in the White house instead of actually doing something to help the people if Houston in need. A group of pathetic, lying, bigoted, good for nothing grifters.

  • The Sentinel
    • Gods! I hope those aren’t real.

  • Mike

    CBS News tonight showed a bunch of idiots praying to thank babyjebus for saving them from the flood. Leaving the nonexistence a god or magic aside, it is the height of douchebaggery to thank babyjebus, out loud, for saving you when there are also dead people nearby.

  • Mike in NC

    Thoughts and prayers plus $6.00 will get you a Big Mac combo.

  • Willys41

    Dear Mr. President: I invite YOU, just metaphorically, to kiss my asssss.

  • SDG

    Yep… ’cause that’s about all ya’all gonna get… thoughts and prayers!

  • DN

    I just hope this post doesn’t light up the Blacksignal. Before we know it, Bob Black could be here, doing his crybaby routine of how *mean* everyone on JMG is toward theists. Melissia, too.

  • Speaking of which — where’s the million bucks you promised?

  • pgarayt

    Now you know what slime mould looks like.

  • mizzourah

    No federal money for Texas!!!! Just send prayers. Lots of prayers.

  • LeeCMH

    Nothing fails like prayer.