If you follow U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s logic on the Oklahoma drought relief as a sign from God on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, then what kind of statement was just made in Florida? 

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Jerry Bennett

If you follow U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s logic on the Oklahoma drought relief as a sign from God on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, then what kind of statement was just made in Florida?

Lankford, pandering to his audience onstage at the Pray Vote Stand Summit put on by the ultra-Christian organization Family Research Council, said this:

“As funny as it sounds, we’ve experienced a big drought in Oklahoma. The week after—the week after—we passed this law to be able to protect the lives of children, we had the most overwhelming rainstorm that came across the state, and it was such an interesting conversation among people in the church, like, ‘Did that just happen? Did that just occur?’” Lankford said.

His Democratic opponent in the U.S. Senate race, Madison Horn, of course jumped on this.

“This was no act of God, but a poor argument from a failing Senator whose only hope is to misuse religion for his own personal gain. Additionally, it misrepresents countless people of faith who desire a reasonable, caring approach to protecting reproductive rights,” Horn said in a statement.

With recent polling universally showing that the tide is turning against the staunch “pro-life” advocacy of the current Republican Party and the number of new female voters registering since the Supreme Court put the matter into the hands of the states rising steadily, the deluge that may be coming in November may lead Lankford and ilk to seek higher ground.

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