Right-wing pastor and professional weirdo Robert Henderson brags he ‘prayed for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death’

Robert Henderson, a right-wing pastor and top Donald Trump supporter, claimed Sunday (20 September) that he was responsible for the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg after he and other conservative religious leaders prayed for her passing.

Totally normal behaviour.

According to monitoring group Right Wing Watch, Henderson delivered a service at the Radiant Church in Waco, Texas, in which he bragged about being the cause of death of Ginsburg, the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court.

The 87-year-old died of complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. For years, the justice drew stale comments from critics for her small stature, but she delivered thumping rulings that seismically changed the roles of men and women in American society.

Robert Henderson claims the ‘blood altar will invite demonic powers into the US’ if abortion continues. Sure, Robert.

“That’s no accident,” Henderson said of her death. He claimed that he had been told by God to, er, “ask for a judgment against the lion in the spirit realm that was seeking to devour.”

At a 14 September meeting in Washington DC, Henderson claimed, he urged other evangelicals to “go into the courts of heaven” and “shut the mouth of the lion, judicially”.

Again, totally normal scenes from Henderson.

He continued: “We need to get a judgment against this lion that Paul said God shut the mouth of. So, I led us into that place.

“Well, guess what? Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away. President Trump will establish a new Supreme Court justice.”

Henderson screeched about how the “abortion issue” must be “shut down” as the “blood altar will invite demonic powers into this nation”.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, stateswoman of feminism, passed away aged 87.

The image of Ginsburg, the frilly collar lacing her robe, her eyes framed by chunky glasses, was one that ran in parallel to her powerful and often pointed dissents from the conservative justice bloc.

Indeed, she attracted fury from conservatives by performing several same-sex weddings herself ahead of the court’s 2015 ruling on the issue

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Such takes only gained increasing teeth in the years of Trump, as the court nauseatingly hurtled to the right.

Ginsburg’s loss shuddered throughout the country last week, drawing out a complicated mix of emotions and grievances.

Grief over how her replacement pivoted by Trump would be one likely to unravel her decades of progress, but also the grief of the loss of a powerhouse feminist and esteemed LGBT+ ally.