WorldNetDaily (WND), one of the lead conservative propaganda publications, somehow managed to blame Monday night’s “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse on President Obama.
And you might not be surprised to hear that the linkage wasn’t good.
As RightWingWatch explains, the religious right has claimed for a while now that the Obama administration is planning to “divide” Israel, by forcing the country to give away land as part of a Middle East peace deal. The right-wingers claim that this will make God very very angry.
Here’s Pat Robertson’s warning of just a few days ago:
For the United States to get into a deal where they’re trying to split Jerusalem and take it away from the Israelis and split up their capital, huge mistake. You are asking for the wrath of Almighty God to fall on this nation and when it falls it won’t be fun, it won’t be fun. We should do everything we can to restrain our leaders from this course of folly and it is and it is a course of folly and it will result in terrible suffering for people in the United States.
And here’s GOP Congressman Louis Gohmert two weeks ago:
Since I do believe the Bible, those nations that divide Israel are going to be judged and it isn’t going to be pretty.
Now, the religious right never mentions the reason they care so much about “saving Israel.” They need Israel to survive in order to usher in the Second Coming of Jesus, during which Israel will go up in flames and 2/3 of the world’s Jews will die a horrible death. If there’s no Israel left to go up in flames, there’s no Second Coming – it’s that easy. Ironically, WorldNetDaily has confirmed the linkage.
So back to the Blood Moon, WND quotes Blood Moon “expert” Pastor Mark Blitz, who has a new book explaining how blood moons are portents of big historical happenings:
I believe that the blood moons have great historic and prophetic significance just as they did following 1948 and 1967. In the book of Joel it mentions three times about the sun and the moon going dark and in context it also mentions Divine wrath against all countries that want to divide or part the land of Israel.
Did you catch that? “Countries that want to divide or part the land of Israel.” That’s a veiled warning to Obama.
Say what you will about Democrats, but our crazies truly are fringe, with no actual power. On the right, the fringe are the party’s top pundits, run the most influential publications, and hold election certificates.