Radio talk show host and Religious Right activist Penna Dexter was the keynote speaker at the National Day of Prayer event yesterday in Rapid City, South Dakota. Dexter, a member of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, last year blamed a gay California youth who was murdered by another student for his own death. According to the Rapid City Journal, Dexter lamented that while Osama bin Laden is dead, the “the advancing homosexual agenda” continues to flourish:
A smaller than expected crowd of about 350 people, including at least two out of four mayoral candidates, turned out for Rapid City’s National Day of Prayer event Thursday at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center to hear Christian political commentator Penna Dexter encourage Americans to offer “fervent prayer” for a government she believes is in trouble.
“Despite the sense of satisfaction in our country now because our guys just got a really bad guy, there’s still a feeling that the ship of state is sinking,” Dexter said, referring to the recent killing of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. military.
The Texas radio personality credited the Obama administration with defending the observance of the first Thursday in May as an annual National Day of Prayer. Dexter then moved on to what she called social, financial and moral problems with the current government, including abortion rights, the homosexual rights agenda and the growth of government entitlement programs.
“It’s not politically correct to say so, but the greatest threat to America … today is the advancing homosexual agenda,” she said. She called on Americans like herself who are concerned about “so many attempts to silence God’s word” to pave the way for political action with “fervent prayer.”