Gov. Bobby Jindal and the Laying on of Hands

This post has been corrected.

The Louisiana Family Forum, a conservative evangelical organization connected to Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, has an interesting tidbit in its newsletter this week. As the out-of-control BP Deepwater Horizon continues to spew millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal participated in a prayer vigil at the conclusion of a House session at the state Capitol.  While politicians and pastors were praying for environmental solutions to the crisis, they read from 2 Chronicles 20:12, which says, “Neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon Thee.”

Which is interesting, because even as Jindal is praying that he doesn’t know what the heck he’s doing, he’s spurning the guidance of the experts. Jindal has been embarking on a plan to build a series of coastal barriers to keep the oil out of marshes surrounding Barataria Bay. However, he refuses to take guidance from environmental science experts, who fear the $360 million barrier project would be ineffective and could even possibly make the situation worse.  Of course, this is a typical response from Jindal, a creationist who is notoriously anti-science.

Here is a link to the Family Forum article. If you scroll down to photo under “Let Us Pray!” you’ll see the laying on of hands on Gov. Jindal during the vigil.

Hat tip to Barbara Forrest.

Correction: This post originally stated that Gov. Jindal is a young earth creationist. It has been corrected to state that he is a creationist.