Author and Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson complained that the Democratic Party was ‘overly secularized” after she was mocked for urging her followers to pray Hurricane Dorian away.
Williamson posted perhaps the most bizarre tweet of the 2020 election cycle on Wednesday.
"The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas...may all be in our prayers now. Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is a creative use of the power of the mind. Two minutes of prayer, visualization, meditation for those in the way of the storm," Williamson wrote.
The tweet was later deleted after being roundly mocked on the social network.
She replaced the tweet with another post offering prayer for "people of the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas."
"May the peace of God be upon them and their hearts be comforted as they endure the storm," she wrote.
A spokesperson for her campaign told The Hill that, “it was a metaphor.”
“When others speak of prayer and the mind it’s considered profound, but Williamson is held to a different standard," the campaign said. "Because the comment led to confusion it was replaced."
Williamson complains about ‘overly secularized left’:
“Prayer is a power of the mind, and it is neither bizarre nor unintelligent. People of faith belong in the Democratic Party, and will be necessary to the effort if we’re to win in 2020,” Williamson tweeted later on Wednesday.
“I was born and raised in Texas so I’ve seen it. Millions of people today are praying that Dorian turn away from land, and treating those people with mockery or condescension because they believe it could help is part of how the overly secularized Left has lost lots of voters,” she added.
Williamson failed to qualify for the upcoming Democratic debates.