I just received an email advising me that “help is on the way,” with a link to Scott Teague’s Ten Commandment Awareness Walk’ to Washington, D.C.. Teague is apparently the founder of “The Ten Commandment Warriors,” ("warriors"?) and claims he is answering a call from God to make America aware of the ten commandments. Because, you know, there is so little awareness of these things right now.
My mission is to bring awareness to our great nation and to remind all that the Ten Commandments are the historical foundation of American law, moral values and code of conduct.
Well, perhaps Teague isn’t really that aware himself of what those ten commandments actually are. Only two – you shall not kill and you shall not steal – are actually laws in the US. You shall not bear false witness is only a law in the specific case of where an oath has been sworn. A “code of conduct”? We need to be told not to kill people?
Teague doesn’t care. He thinks the recession is punishment from God because we have turned our back on him, or something:
He believes the cause of the economic recession and other problems across the nation are a result of America turning its back on God and is claiming the scripture in II Chronicles 7:14 (If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land) as the solution. Teague says he is asking men and women everywhere to join him in prayer for America on March 4th.
Oh I see, they’re going to pray also. Well that’s a relief. For a minute I thought it was going to be a walk only – a purely symbolic act that would make people feel they’re doing something but ultimately would have absolutely no effect at all. But they’re going to pray as well. Phew! Good to know this Teague guy has fully thought this through.
The best bit was at the end:
Teague says he he has no doubt that God has blessed a drought stricken Johnson County with rain and snow recently because so many people have fought to keep the Ten Commandments in the courthouse. “It works at this level, and God can work at any level, and I believe he will.”
Wow, Teague has never heard of winter. I guess it’s not mentioned in the bible.