Treason: "Action or inaction to desecrate and subvert an Allegiance."
Deliberate argumentative fabrication in the face of truth is sin. Slothful thinking - for instance using biblical allegory as a basis for thinly veiled "scientific proofs" and the deliberate, incorrect interpretation of observable fact - is simply lying.
Hate is responsible for the desolation of peoples, cultures and economies. Hate cuts us off from God. It does not belong in a harangue from church pulpits.
Yes, we pray for our Leaders: That God will use them to accomplish His purposes. We pray: That he will hold them accountable for their graft, corruption, sins and crimes. That many will be awakened to a true understanding of right and wrong. That even those deceived in the past by wicked leaders - at every level - will be given a second chance to draw near the the truth.
And we pray for our enemies, especially ones who hold high offices and surround themselves with an enabling army of sycophants.
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