Dianne Reidy, who is the House stenographer who yelled about God and Free Masons on the floor of the House, said in an email message that the Holy Spirit was acting upon her.
Fox News’ GretaWire put out the email last night, “For the past 2 and ½ weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) to deliver a message in the House Chamber. That is what I did.”
Dianne Reidy — remarked on the House floor, as seen is the video below — during the government shutdown vote, “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 Constitution would not have been written by Free Masons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise forever.”
Except, Free Masons do not serve two masters, which is a common misnomer surrounding the secretive organization. It is a requirement to believe in God in order to be considered for membership, and recognizes that reason and morality are not creations of men, but God.
Mrs. Reidy’s husband, Dan Reidy, is standing by her side, unconcerned about any mental health issue, whatsoever. He said to Fox News that “my wife is a sweet, level-headed wonderful woman of God. I am proud of her.”
He also said to The Daily Beast that he didn’t know about her Holy Spirit encounter until after she had been removed from the House floor by Capitol Police. Afterward, she was sent to a local hospital for psychiatric observation and testing.
Mr. Reidy called what she had done was “so out of character,” and that “she so respects the Capitol and the traditions of the House of Representatives,” The Daily Beast also reported. However, he also characterized her as possessing deep religious faith — and said that she was adamant the Holy Spirit was the force that acting upon her.
“Waking several times a night feeling that God’s just been pressing on her to open a Bible and get into his word,” Mr. Reidy said. “Reading a Bible is not foreign to us, but getting up in the middle of the night definitely is. It’s just not a part of our life. … If that’s not God’s spirit …”
He trailed off, but then picked up, The Daily Beast reported: “What she was finding out was that God was impressing on her heart that He had a message He wanted her to share with the House of Representatives.”
Mr. Reidy said she kept resisting the command, but in the end, we know she eventually gave in.
“The reason it took four weeks [of sleepless nights] was because of her reluctance and her doubt,” Mr. Reidy said, in The Daily Beast. “She didn’t want to do it.”
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