Congressman Joins Ministers to Anoint and Pray Over Obama Inaugural Walkway

From Earned Media:

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /Christian Newswire/ — In a first for presidential inaugurations, Congressman Paul Broun (pronounced BROWN) of Georgia joined the Reverends Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK) of Faith and Action and Patrick J. Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, both based in Washington, DC, in a prayer service inside the US Capitol today that included anointing the doorway President-Elect Barack Obama will pass through on his way to the platform to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on January 20.

“Anointing with oil is a rich tradition both in the Bible and in the history of the US Capitol,” said Rev. Schenck. “Oil symbolizes consecration, or setting something apart for God’s use. George Washington used oil during the dedication of the US Capitol. We used oil today to set apart the walkway and doors that will be the literal right of passage for Barack Obama as he ascends to the highest office in our land.”

Broun’s the same guy idiot who tried comparing Obama to Hitler during the election.

Oh and he’s also on the Committee on Science and Technology. Because nothing is more scientific than praying for a door.

(via J-Walk)