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Bachmann Predicted the ‘End of Times’ in 2006

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A rendering of Bachmann once the "harvest is at hand."

Michelle Bachmann is surging ahead in the polls, and it’s becoming clear that her increasing wackiness is directly correlated to her popularity – this is America after all!

Case in point: a new recording from 2006 has surfaced in which candidate Bachmann creepily declares that we are in “the last days” and that “the harvest is at hand.”

The recording, taken in 2006 but uploaded in 2008, was actually a prayer that Bachmann was giving to the notoriously anti-gay ministry You Can Run But You Can’t Hide run by zealot preacher Bradlee Dean.

Lord, the day is at hand. We are in the last days. You are a Jehovah God. We know that the times are in your hands. And we give them to you…The day is at hand, Lord, when your return will come nigh. Nothing is more important than bringing sheep into the fold. Than bringing new life into the kingdom…You have weeded that garden. The harvest is at hand.

The Rapture is the time when Christians believe that God is going to deliver Christians from Earth and leave non-believers behind for years of torment and hell-on-earth.

It’s not really that surprising that Bachmann has these evangelical beliefs, but it is disturbing that a potential Commander-in-Chief thinks that are days are numbered – and that the millions she would be serving as President are doomed to death soon anyway.  

That’s not really a productive attitude for a head-of-state to have – she really shouldn’t be a proponent of the imminent Apocalypse while voting for defense bills, debt ceilings and health care!

Perhaps Bachmann’s severe migraines are a leading indicator that the Rapture is really at hand? Or perhaps its just another sign that this woman has some serious demons.

  • If this is a real tape then she is a wack job ready to explode crazy all over the place. We decide to accept God not the other way around. If she gets into the white house i am moving to canada where i might have a chance of living as a gay male, not in the closet.

  • Nathan Clymer

    I have two sides to this,

    Side one: She shouldn’t be allowed to run for the presidency due to the fact that she sounds like a hateful bigot and would jeopardize the civil rights and equality for everyone that isn’t like her.

    Side two: For us to say that she shouldn’t be allowed to run for presidency because of her religion or beliefs would make us no better than the bigotry that we despise so much.

    I try to look at everything from both sides of the spectrum. With that being said, in my personal opinion, she should not become president.

  • Ashley Valencia

    Creepy! Seriously, this woman gets elected I’m moving to Canada. 

  • We have cookies in Canada.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not that she HAS religious beliefs Nathan, but that she cannot separate her public from private/personal beliefs. She doesn’t even BELIEVE there is actually a separation of church and state. 

  • i am so moving if there are cookies ^_^

  • I must say, she’s never looked better than she does in that picture!

  • Let’s be correct for a second. “The Rapture is the time when Christians believe that God is going to
    deliver Christians from Earth and leave non-believers behind for years
    of torment and hell-on-earth.” That’s not really true.

    The Rapture is a made up, non-Biblical idea proposed by several people going as far back as the 17th century, but popularized by John Darby, who discovered that if you cut up pieces of the Bible and put it in an entirely arbitrary order, it kinda sorta produces a checklist for the End Times. Various types of evangelicals have since bought into Darby’s weird fever dream, assuming they’ve cracked some secret code, most famously promoted by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkin’s horrendous and morally/theologically/intellectually bankrupt Left Behind series. However, that’s really only the most recent of similar books. Before them was Hal Lindsay, for example.

    Either way, that sentence implies that all Christians believe that claptrap, and in reality it’s only a very specific, not very bright subsect of evangelicals, many of whom are called premillenial dispensationists.

    I highly recommend the only other blog I read daily, Slacktavist, for more information on this subject.

  • if this thing gets elected all intelligent humans will flee to Canada and Europe btw what kind of cookies do you have in Canada