DeLay’s Messianic Complex

I’m sure you’re as sick as reading the DeLay/Jesus posts as I am of writing them, but this bit from an interview he gave to Time yesterday is too good to pass up :

TIME: Your smiling mug shot—what made you think of that and what do you think the consequence of that has been?

DeLay: Oh, I don’t know. I said a little prayer. First of all, you only get one take. It’s a very humiliating thing, to be booked. And I said a little prayer before I actually did the fingerprint thing, and the picture. And my prayer was basically: “Let people see Christ through me. And let me smile.”

I guess Photoshopping DeLay’s mugshot onto Jesus was even more fitting than I thought, though if I really wanted to “let people see Christ through [him]”, I should have adjusted the opacity on the layer with his face.

Just to make things perfectly obvious (and since people rarely click on all the links), here’s the Bible verse that I linked to in my previous post with the words “the people most likely to pat themselves on the back for being Christians “ :

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

DeLay’s a hypocrite, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.