On her MSNBC show Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow showed a series of loony clips of Evangelical Christian preachers who are attending a national prayer event hosted by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Perry has proclaimed August 6 as a “Day of Prayer and Fasting for our Nation to seek God’s guidance” and has invited governors from across the nation to join his Christian prayer summit at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
The prayer summit is co-hosted by the American Family Association, a conservative Christian group that advocates traditional family values and the reform of American culture “to reflect Biblical truth on which it was founded.” The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the organization as a “hate group” because of its harsh and outspoken views on homosexuality.
One preacher participating in the event said that the stock market in Japan fell because the emperor had sex with a “sun goddess” demon.
Maddow’s guest, Wayner Slater, said the prayer summit was an indication that Perry planned to run for president.
Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below:
‘He didn’t do anything!’ Wisconsin cops jump man on bicycle as peaceful protesters object
On Tuesday, a Twitter user posted an incident in Milwaukee, Wisconsin involving a line of police officers and a crowd of peaceful protesters.
In the video, the officers can be seen charging a man on a bicycle, jumping on him as he collapsed. "F**king scum!" the man recording the video can be heard shouting. "He didn't do anything! F**k you!"
The police then gassed the crowd and fired rubber bullets, as people in the crowd shouted "Don't shoot!" and "We are peaceful!"
This Just took place in Milwaukee, WI.
‘They want to kill us’: Police in Massachusetts slammed for tear-gassing black protesters
The racial dynamics that launched nationwide protests were on full display in Brockton, Massachusetts on Tuesday night.
Here are some of the videos from the scene.
Brockton is the Blackest city in Massachusetts, nestled in a racist county with some of the worst inequality in the state.
Spider-Man scales Manhattan Bridge — as NYPD corner protesters on the structure: report
Protesters on the Manhattan Bridge in New York City were greeted by a fascinating sight as a person wearing a Spiderman costume climbed the structure.
Tense situation in Manhattan - we’re at the Manhattan bridge where it crosses into Brooklyn. Police are blocking protesters from crossing into Manhattan. Protesters are chanting: let us through. Curfew went into effect at 8pmET https://t.co/PMDkll0RG0
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 3, 2020