Clergyman Ricky Scaparo was left feeling quite religious upon witnessing what he construed to be an ominous event. The pastor presented his apocalyptic message on Charisma News, having heard about 13 bald eagles that mysteriously died at a ranch in Maryland. He set out to give spiritual context to the event.
Scaparo held that the numeral 13, from a theological context, means that God is communicating his discontent to Americans regarding the abortion privileges and ‘’legalized abominations.’’
‘’When I saw this story breaking I saw so much symbolism in this for America. Let me explain. The national symbol for America is the eagle and the Thirteen Colonies, founded in the 16th and 17th centuries, declared independence in 1776 and formed the United States. The thirteen were: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Is there a prophetic picture here? If so what could it represent? We do know that the number 13 is symbolic of rebellion and lawlessness’’ the man of the cloth explained.
He continued, ‘’The phrase ‘valley of Hinnom’ (or variation thereof) occurs in 13 places in Scripture. The valley was the scene of the evil – inspired rites of the pagan god Moloch (or Molech). Molech was an idol god worshipped Pheonicians which included child sacrifice, or ‘’passing children through the fire.’’ It is believed that idols of Moloch were giant metal statues of a man with a bull’s head. Each idol had a hole carved out in the abdomen and possibly outstretched forearms that made a kind of ramp to the hole. A fire was lit in or around the statue. Babies were placed in the statue’s arms or in the hole. Today we don’t see this in America but children are aborted daily by a practice of removing the child from the belly of its mother.’’
These comments are reminiscent of the time, self – appointed prophet; Cindy Jacobs made the connection between the mysterious fatality of birds in Arkansas and the revoking of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.