God Help the Supercommittee

I am not sure what to think of this.

With the congressional supercommittee tackling the federal debt crisis apparently gridlocked, Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black on Thursday tapped a higher power.

Opening the chamber’s session in the morning, he asked for God’s blessings on lawmakers, as he usually does — and then asked for the Almighty to shed some providential wisdom particularly on the 12 members of the committee struggling to lower the future debt increases by $1.5 trillion.

“Eradicate false ambition as you make them content to serve you where they are and as they are. In a special way, guide the supercommittee in its challenging work,” the chaplain said.

If they manage to agree in finding ways to balance the budget it will be a greater miracle than the parting of the Red Sea.

By the way, how is it that the Senate has a paid chaplain but prayer in public schools is forbidden. Maybe someone should let the American Atheists or the Freedom from Religion Foundation know about this obvious violation of church and state.