Virginia Dems Walk Out After GOP-Invited Pastor Rants About God’s Wrath For Same-Sex Marriage And Abortion

The Virginia Mercury reports:

Democrats walked off the floor of the House of Delegates Tuesday morning as the pastor invited to give the opening prayer delivered stinging remarks condemning abortion and gay marriage and said God would bring his “wrath” against those who don’t follow biblical principles.

“Is this a prayer or a sermon?,” a delegate yelled from the Democratic side of the chamber as the prayer turned increasingly political.

Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, ultimately ended the prayer by banging her gavel and moving right into the Pledge of Allegiance. Democrats were sharply critical of the prayer’s tone, calling it a breach of the normal protocols for guest clergy.

Read the full article. According to a tweet below, the pastor was invited by GOP Del. Michael Webert [photo], a cattle rancher who was first elected in 2011. The pastor is the author of an e-book titled The Truth About Tithing.