- Mike Johnson lamented that “one in four high school students identify as something other than straight.”
- In a telephone interview with the World Prayer Network, the Speaker of the House of Representatives called American culture “dark and depraved.”
- In the past, Johnson has supported sodomy laws and sought to criminalize homosexuality.
Mike Johnson, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, called American culture “dark and depraved to the point of seeming almost beyond repair” in relation to LGBTQ+ youth – Rolling Stone reports.
Johnson spoke with Christian nationalist MAGA pastor Jim Garlow during an October prayer call. The segment was hosted by Garlow on a broadcast of “Prayer Network” on October 3the same day, the House voted to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker.
Johnson did not take office until October 25.
At the beginning of the conversation, Garlow said, “We pray for biblical justice, not social justice.”
“We have moved far beyond the issue of bias,” Garlow said. “We have moved far beyond Republican versus Democrat,” he added, saying they were focused on “good versus evil, good versus evil and light versus dark.”
The Republican politician said America faces a “civilizational moment” and asked the question: “Will God allow our nation to enter a time of judgment for our collective sins? Or will he give us another chance to rebuild our foundations and get back to him?”
“The culture is so dark and depraved that it seems almost beyond repair,” Johnson told Garlow, highlighting falling church attendance rates across the country and the rise of young people identifying as LGBTQ+.
“One in four high school students do not identify as straight,” Johnson said, before adding: “We are losing the country.”
But he said he believed “God is done with America” and “we need supernatural intervention by the God of the universe.”
Johnson has a long history of challenging LGBTQ+ rights. As a lawyer for the Alliance to Defend Freedom, he advocated the introduction of sodomy laws and the criminalization of homosexuality.
This week, Mike Johnson endorsed Donald Trump’s re-election bid just days after The New York Times found old Facebook posts in which he questioned whether Trump was too dangerous to be president.