Lou Engle's Civil War Metaphor on Gay Rights
May 05 2012 8:35 AM ET
Lou Engle, the conservative Christian minister and leader of prayer extravaganza The Call, urged supporters this week to A: show up to his next rally in Virginia, and B: to “restrain” the “homosexual agenda” across the Potomac as confederate military generals fought against the powers-that-be in Washington, D.C.
Right Wing Watch reports:
During his speech at the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “Week of Prayer” yesterday, Lou Engle asked for support of his upcoming The Call: Virginia prayer rally, saying that Virginia should fight back against Washington D.C., just as Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson did during the Civil War. General Lee “had an anointing or something,” Engle said, “he was able to restrain Washington, he took his stand and held back those force.” Engle also pointed to Stonewall Jackson for “rallying the Virginians” against the Union as a model to fight the “homosexual agenda” and the demonic “principalities and powers” behind homosexuality. Engle said, “Raise up a stonewall to restrain the agenda that is coming out of D.C.”
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