We congratulate Cedarville student Ken Patrick with the
publication of his paper “Geomorphology of Uluru, Australia” in the Answers Research Journal,
the pseudojournal published by Answers in Genesis,
and award him an honorable mention in our Encyclopedia.
He can’t compete for sheer derangement with Alice Patterson,
however. Patterson is a leader in the New Apostolic Reformation,
and one of the leadership team members at Rick Perry’s infamous prayer rally
(Patterson was in charge of of “Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma Church
Mobilization”). She is known for claiming (on stage at the rally, for instance) that the Democratic Party is a “demon
structure”, which is standard batshit fundie for “I disagree with their
politics.” As it turns out, it is not only the Democratic Party that is
controlled by such spirits – the Republican Party is as well.
But whereas the Democrats are controled by “Jezebel” through a “network of
demonic principalities that demanded allegiance, worship, and the shedding of
innocent blood,” the Republicans are controlled by “Ahab” which makes GOP
leaders passive and yield to intimidation instead of standing up on Godly
principles. So there. It is all described in her book Bridging the Racial and Political Divide.
According to Patterson this “[p]assivity caused the court cases that removed
prayer from our public schools to remain, causing the protective wall around
the United States, our schools and our government to crumble. The very next
year President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.” There’s got to be a
connection there. Demons also explains why President George W. Bush did so many
ungodly things, like appointing “an open homosexual to high office,” meeting
with Muslims, and failing to pass a federal marriage amendment. (I am not sure
Patterson knows what “explanation” means). Her historical revisionism (to a
large extent based on the lies of David Barton) has gained her some attention,
Patterson is currently leader of Justice at the Gate, an
evangelical Christian political organization that sponsors prayer coordination
campaigns in which participants pray for divine influence to sway federal court
decisions – the program includes an “Adopt a Judge” campaign in which specific
justices are selected as the object of prayer campaigns, and it is closely
connected to the Texas Republican Party through David Barton.
Part of Patterson’s daily duties is “racial healing” with the purpose of
getting African Americans to leave the Democratic Party.
Diagnosis: I’ve sort of run out of these. Patterson’s belief
world, which fuels her hate and deranged zeal, doesn’t have the faintest trace
of a connection to anything in reality. She has some influence, and must be