The Alabama Public Service Commission (APSC) last week started a hearing on power rates with a prayer that asked God for forgiveness for allowing gay marriage and other “sins.”

Twinkle Cavanaugh, the head of the commission, introduced John Delwin Jordan, a member of the Prattville Tea Party.

“He's a real role model for me,” Cavanaugh said in introducing Jordan.

“God we've taken you out of our schools; we've taken you out of our prayers; we've murdered your children; we've said it's OK to have same-sex marriage, God. We have sinned. We ask once again to forgive us for our sins,” Jordan said near the end of his nearly four-minute prayer. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Jordan later testified on behalf of the Prattville Tea Party before the commission.