In case you missed it when reading the biblical book of Genesis, on the 8th day, after taking a rest, God made patriots — American patriots, that is.
So begins a video narrated by former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson. The video (embedded below) is featured on "SoGodMade.com," where people can "stand for patriotism" and join "Fred Thompson's America."
"And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, 'I need a defender,' so God made a patriot," Thompson states in the promotional trailer. The video goes on with similar stanzas. "God said, 'I need somebody willing to sacrifice everything, his fortune, his sacred honor, even his life, for liberty and something called inalienable rights that he cannot see but knows he cannot live without,' so God made a patriot."
For those who like to base their view of things on pseudoscience, if you turn on YouTube's English automatic captions in the promotional video (embedded below), you'll discover that the subtitles are akin to the conspiracy theories associated with reverse speech analysis. Hearing impaired viewers are told that God "looked down on his planned parenthood and since then I have needed to fund." According to the subtitles, God made picnics and pickups. "God being paper" adds an interesting theological twist.
The group, Grassfire Nation, is seeking donations for the So God Made A Patriot effort. "Through our So God Made A Patriot video, Grassfire hopes to re-kindle the heart of patriotism that has been challenged by the rising tide of statism in America. With the anticipated release THIS WEEK, we need your help to reach as many people as possible," its website explains. "Grassfire has already made a significant investment in the production that wasn't in our original 2013 budget. That's why we’re turning to you. Your support at this critical time will enable us to reach millions of Americans in the days and weeks ahead."
For those who donate any amount of money, donors receive "So God Made A Patriot ReStickers" — described as "colorful, state-of-the-art bumper stickers [that] can be applied and re-applied to virtually any smooth surface."