"If a hurricane hits this city, I PRAY that the government doesn't get involved. I pray that the church rises up and does what the church is supposed to do." Pastor Mac Brunson, 2008
CLICK HERE TO HEAR MAC TELL US THAT HE HOPES THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT GET INVOLVED IF A HURRICANE HITS
Just wanted to remind everyone of the brilliance and bravery of Mac Brunson declaring that he prays the government doesn't get involved in hurricane relief, but hopes the church does it. Really? He's praying that? Is he even doing anything about it?
Now that the first tropical system is headed to Florida, people are making their preparations...and the GOVERNMENT begins to mobilize forces like moving National Guard forces into place. Government officials track the storm and alert people and get ready to issue evacuation notices if necessary...the National Hurricane Center (run by the GOVERNMENT) flies planes into storm to gather data; the state GOVERNMENT makes recommendations to the citizens, interacts with the federal GOVERNMENT to move federal resources through FEMA if necessary. Local GOVERNMENTS are opening up shelters and are enacting their emergency response plans. We are getting ready.
Last time I checked, FBC Jax is doing nothing to get ready for a hurricane hitting Jacksonville.
I'm glad the people, through the government, do rally the resources of our country to help prepare, and to help recover. How ignorant must a preacher be to say he "prays the government doesn't get involved?" Its ignorant because the reason the government has to provide the aid and not the church is that so many churches today are primarily interested in building buildings, in going on Holy Land trips, and giving money to CEO pastors. Churches like FBC Jax are not at all interested in using a significant portion of their budget to helping hurricane victims. I'm not making the case they should...just pointing out the stupidity of Mac's statement. So until you start to put your money where your mouth is Mac, I'm glad that the government will be involved.
While Mac is high-tailing up I-95 to North Carolina when the first hurricane heads this way, FEMA and the National Guard will be coming to help people.
Thank God for the government in hurricane preparation and relief.