Right-wing website World Net Daily hyped the news this week that Chuck Norris, the seemingly ageless martial arts star and a WND columnist, has joined the push to make Sept. 11, 2013, a "National Day of Prayer and Fasting."
Norris added his name to the effort, also supported by other conservatives such as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), in an April 28 column. He cited anecdotes from the Founding Fathers to argue that organizers were right in "calling up America's spiritual reserves, challenging our spiritual fervor and cranking up our spiritual warfare."
WND founder Joseph Farah recently explained the sort of cultural battle he was attempting to wage by asking Americans to "humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their own wicked ways" on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The U.S. continues its slide from moral malaise to cultural hedonism that makes the late 1960s look like the 1950s by comparison, as support for "same-sex marriage" grows, the horrors of the "abortion on demand" crusade are revealed in a Philadelphia courtroom sans media coverage and an epidemic of sex abuse against children by schoolteachers, clergy and scoutmasters is not only ignored but results in capitulation by the Boy Scouts of America to the demands of those who would make the citizenry of Sodom and Gomorrah blush.
Last month, Bachmann entered an endorsement of the forthcoming "9/11 National Day of Prayer and Fasting" into the Congressional Record.