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July 28, 2014

House Stenographer Opines About Freemasons (Updated) (Video)

Updated Oct. 17, 12:10 p.m. | House passage of a government funding and debt limit deal turned bizarre Wednesday night when a House stenographer went rogue.

The stenographer apparently began shouting about God, the Freemasons and a House divided, just as federal workers’ pay was being restored.

“He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. Don’t touch me. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not ‘one nation under God.’ It never was. Had it been, it would not have been … no … it would not have been,” the stenographer yelled as Capitol Police dragged her from the House floor.

“The Constitution would not have been written by free masons. They go against God,” she said. ”You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God. Lord Jesus Christ.”

Lawmakers watched the scene in a mix of bewilderment and shock. Members stood on the floor watching the scene unfold, and after the floor staffer was removed from the chamber, lawmakers turned to each other to try figure out what that was all about.

Update Oct. 17, 12:10 p.m. 

U.S. Capitol Police confirmed that after they interviewed the woman — identified by various news outlets as Dianne Reidy — she was transported to a local hospital for a mental-health evaluation. She was not arrested or charged. The Capitol Police said it did not know if she returned to work Thursday.

Reidy and her husband, Dan, also provided a statement to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram on Thursday.

In the statement — which Pergram tweeted — Reidy said the “Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night … to deliver a message to the House Chamber.”

Reidy added that she decided to take the dais on Wednesday night despite her “reluctance and doubt.”

Her husband added that his wife is a “level-headed, wonderful woman of God. I am so proud of her.”

  • CACorey

    Well, at least it wasn’t Bachmann

  • Joe

    If I was sitting in the congressional chamber listing to all of the blovation, I’d be wackie as well.

  • Chüñdý

    This is the kind of stuff that conspiracy theories are made out of.

  • Paul

    Crazy is going to crazy lol

  • scrivenerNP

    She makes more sense than Ted Cruz.

  • Layla

    The proverbial pot calling the kettle black, in regards to the comments here. It may not conform to your elite thinking, but she is speaking for millions of American people, as well.

    • F Michael Addams

      “… she is speaking for millions of American people, as well.”…and, of course, that’s not crazy at all…right..?

      • Layla

        Well, I suppose that under the rules of the regime, if I am a Christian, than I am crazy, and a racist, and a possible terrorist, and a member of the tea parties, what’s your point?

        Are YOU going to make that determination? You can’t seem to run a country…

        • Doctor Biobrain

          Seeing as how there are millions of liberal Christians…what the hell are you talking about?

          • Layla

            Sorry, but you can’t be a liberal Christian and be Christian.

          • pitch1934

            Please explain why you cannot be liberal and Christian at the same time. Why is caring for what happens to the poor, sick, elderly inconsistent with Christian principles? Why is asking all to who profit to pay taxes inconsistent. Did not J.C. himself say, render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, (meaning taxes) etc.?

          • Doctor Biobrain

            No, not unless we remember to include the New Testament. Guess the Sermon on the Mount wasn’t included in your edition, Layla.

            Funny how you’re acting like we’re the ones stereotyping Christians, and then you turn around and proclaim that someone isn’t a Christian because they disagree with you politically. So…what do you call the millions of Christian liberals, anyway? Liars? Who are you to make that determination? God?

        • F Michael Addams

          Are ya’ speakin’ of yer’ imaginary sky friends…?

    • Charles Wolf

      I don’t know.
      Judging (yea I do that too) from the husband’s quote:
      “…level-headed, wonderful woman of God. I am so proud of her.”,
      I’d have to speculate that he may have had some influence here,
      even if he did not directly put her up to such a laughably pathetic stunt.

      • Layla

        We have a differing view of who is pathetic here.

  • pitch1934

    Could it be, I mean could it just be that Extreme Rightwing Religion (ERR) is contagious? I’m staying away from D.C.

  • F Michael Addams

    Blind belief in magic imaginary friends is ALWAYS so helpful…

  • Laura Leo

    On second thought, keep it shut down. I don’t need to pay her salary, health care, and social security. Following your religion and your god is not Freedom of Religion. Burn in the Fox “News” Hell you live in…

  • Arizona_Don

    I don’t what the problem is with Freemasons. Perhaps it is the fact it is nondenominational as far as religion goes, so it is not accepted by some religious groups. I was a Freemason for years and I never saw even one thing out of line. I am a Christian as were most everybody. However, no one ever asked me anything about my personal feelings regarding religion.

    It is in a matter of speaking a somewhat secret organization however, nothing underhanded or ungodly takes place there. Perhaps it is ignorance that makes some so suspicious.

  • ThisIsNot4U2

    I’m not a religious person…So I have to ask…Why do most Christians sound so hateful and crazy??? I thought that your religion teaches love and peace and patience. I guess that’s only on Sunday’s between 9am and 11:30am…

    • Layla

      I didn’t think she sounded hateful. It sounded like a warning to me.

      • ThisIsNot4U2

        She sounds EXACTLY like those WACKO “fire and brimstone” preachers who stand on the corner yelling at passersby.

  • Froggy

    This is one circumstance where you have to be very firm: “Look pal, I don’t care if you are the Holy Spirit, if I don’t get a good night’s sleep I’m a complete wreck the next day. We can discuss this in the morning.”

  • Charles Wolf

    Hay lady, Those voices…? It’s not God.
    It’s the Ghost of Jonathan Winters.
    He’s just goofing on you for laughs.

    • Anton Chigurh

      Now that’s funny!

  • Doctor Biobrain

    It’d be one thing if anything she said made sense. But it was obviously gibberish; not even good enough to shout on a street corner. I’m sure it sounded good in her head, but she really needed to hash it out with someone else before going live with it on CSPAN. She just made religious people look worse with her silly rant.

    Like the bit about serving two masters. Does the government demand that we serve them? No. Nothing of the sort. We ask that you pay taxes to fund the government, and Jesus was totally cool with that sort of thing. But she just sounds like the typical kook who doesn’t even understand the religion they believe in.

    Religion isn’t about forcing others to obey your beliefs. Religion is between you and your god. Everything else is politics.

  • Socialism is Organized Evil

    Those who pursue the opportunities afforded by liberty should realize that they will reap the praise or blame and are morally responsible for the consequences of their efforts.

  • DonaldYoungsRevenge

    How about an article concerning the Alabama State Supreme Court case with Chief Justice Roy Moore presiding. It is going to decide if Barack Hussein Obama was ever eligible to be on any Presidential ballot. Check out details below.

    http://thelastgreatstand.com/lgs/2013/10/17/the-alabama-supreme-court-may-collapse-obamas-house-of-cards/

  • DonaldYoungsRevenge

    Obama fraudulently registered with the Selective Service in 2008. Check out how easy it is to prove.

  • Carl Goss

    Everyone knows the Freemasons were behind the health care act. They also put fluoride in local water supplies. I know this because of messages coming out of my tin hat and going into my brain.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005571030791 Walter White

    The masons, like world Jewry, and other globalists, have been at the forefront of pushing the program of White genocide. This genocide is being
    carried out by force integrating every White country, community, and
    institution on the earth with non-Whites. This forced diversity is accompanied
    by an information campaign that frames White people as inherently defective and
    lacking positive human qualities. This campaign of White guilt is intended to
    weaken the resolve of Whites as they face genocide by forced assimilation.
    Non-White people are free to have spaces and institutions to pursue their own
    cultures and destinies.The masons,Jews, and other globalists push White genocide as part of a larger plan to create a global government. Whites (outside of the White globalist elites) have to be force blended out of existence because Whites are least likely to accept a “global sharing” program. These people claim to be “anti-racist,” but what they are is anti-White. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

    • Anton Chigurh

      Easy Adolph!

  • Anton Chigurh

    Sorry honey but the freemasons did indeed write the constitution.

  • Montesquieu

    Although some question the benefits of inheritance, no argument can be made that the citizens of a free country are worse off because of it.

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