But through this interview and all the other crap on religious radio ran the theme that God really prefers Americans and has through our history. This day of prayer is not about others, but about us. Replete were references to God Bless America and calls to pray for the President "no matter what your political beliefs are." Not once in this admittedly small sample did I ever hear a voice of concern for our putative enemies or even the less fortunate around the world. Not once. Oh, they love the passages from the OT where God does some smiting, but when some radical starts talking about peace and enemies, the Bible "needs to be read in context."
From Matthew: "'You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?"
God Bless America? No. May God bless us all.