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Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

02/20/2014 06:03 pm 18:03:21 | Updated Feb 21, 2014

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) urged Americans to realize that God “wrote the Constitution” and predicted an upcoming “awakening” during an interview on John Hagee Ministries’ Global Evangelism Television network on Wednesday.

“I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government,” DeLay told host Matthew Hagee, the executive pastor of the Texas Cornerstone Church. “[W]e stopped realizing that God created this nation, that he wrote the Constitution, that it’s based on biblical principles.”

DeLay, who was convicted of money laundering and conspiracy charges before a Texas appeals court overturned the conviction in 2013, said that he has been trying to lead members of the House to Bible study. He then recounted an incident in which he “sealed off the rotunda of the Capitol ... so that for three hours leaders of the House and Senate got on their knees seeking the face of God and praying.”

DeLay, aka “The Hammer,” also assured Hagee that “the Lord has heard us, I see the Holy Spirit moving,” before alluding to an upcoming “awakening.”

In October of 2013, DeLay made similar remarks in an interview with Matthew Hagee’s father, John Hagee, in which he claimed that after “a conference call with the Lord," God instructed him to write a book advocating for the urgency of a constitutional revival.

"Jesus died for our freedom," DeLay, who became a born-again Christian in 1985, said in October. "And Jesus destroyed Satan so that we could be free and that is manifested in what is called the Constitution of the United States. God created this nation and God created the Constitution; it is written on biblical principles."

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