On Sunday, July 9, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene demonstrated a marked shift in tone with the latest episode of her “MTG Battleground” podcast, which featured a five-minute devotional on prayer and forgiveness.
The political firebrand, known for disruptive behavior during presidential State of the Union addresses, frequent calls for the impeachment of President Joe Biden, promotion of QAnon conspiracy theories, advocacy for Christian nationalism and a “national divorce” between liberals and conservatives, spoke softly as she sought to exposit Jesus’ words on prayer found in Matthew 6:5-15.
Previous episodes of the podcast include Greene’s lengthy argument that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, rather than former President Donald Trump, should be held responsible for the breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, as well as several discussions about withdrawing support from Ukraine in its effort to defend itself against the Russian invasion.
“In order to face our daily battles, the best place to start is on our knees in prayer to our Heavenly Father,” Greene said. “Happy Sunday, everyone. This is MTG Battleground, Sunday Edition of Bible Study.”
After reciting the Lord’s Prayer, Greene turned her attention to the topic of forgiveness.
“This is the most powerful lesson from the Lord’s Prayer,” Greene said. “The Lord’s Prayer is heard in so many churches and so many places. We see it on paintings, we see it hung on walls, we see it in churches.”
“But the important piece is at the end. All of it’s important, but at the end, he talks about forgiveness,” Greene went on to say. “And forgiveness is really the pillar to all of this. It’s the fact that we have to forgive people that sin against us and hurt us in order for our debts to be forgiven by God. And, so many times, forgiveness is one of the hardest things for people to do.”
“So, you see throughout the Bible, God tells us that we should forgive each other in order for our sins to be forgiven. That’s often the best thing that we can do,” Green said. “Forgiving each other when someone has hurt us allows us to let go of pain. It allows us to let go of hurt feelings. It allows us to let go of anger. And anger can hurt you the most. It hurts us the most, from the inside.”
“Please share this with your friends. Have a wonderful Sunday,” Greene concluded. “And never forget to start every battle on your knees in prayer to the Lord our God.”