Conservative Reps Say God Told Them To Spare Boehner From Coup | TPM LiveWireHouse Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) survived a potential coup from his own caucus in January due to what some conservative lawmakers are attributing to divine intervention.
After Boehner's fiscal cliff negotiations rankled many Republicans in the House, talk turned to possibly replacing the Ohio Republican. But, according to a report published online Monday in the Washington Post, the effort "quickly fell apart when several Republicans, after a night of prayer, said God told them to spare the speaker."
Rep. Steve Southerland II (R-FL) told the Post that he read the Old Testament the night before the vote for the speakership.
You can't make this stuff up. I wonder if God uses Twitter now?