Moments after the bill passed to reopen the government this week, House stenographer Dianne Reidy calmly walked up to the speaker’s podium, took the mic, and delivered a rambling, bizarre message about Freemasons, God and the Constitution, seen and heard here.
Reidy’s husband, 54-year-old Dan Reidy, a nondenominational Christian pastor, spoke about what literally compelled his wife to blurt out her message to the legislators: God’s Holy Spirit. MSN Now reported today that Dianne is now home after being taken to George Washington University Hospital Wednesday evening for a mental evaluation.
What Dianne said on the House floor Wednesday night:
“He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. (Don’t touch me.) He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here, is that 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 Freemasons... and go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ…”
Seconds into her rant, the House chair presiding member, Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen, R-Fla., attempted to gavel her down, banging the desk repeatedly. Dianne, 48, was escorted out by the Sergeant-at-Arms as she continued blasting those in the Chamber.
Dan said for weeks his wife has been repeatedly awakened by the Holy Spirit and urged to deliver a denunciatory message.
He said that his wife was torn over violating the congressional decorum and the atmosphere in the House, where she has worked for the last 8 years, but that she had to follow the mandate of the Spirit.
“That’s so out of character,” Dan said. “She so respects the Capitol and the traditions of the House of Representatives.“
Dan said his wife has been “Waking several times a night feeling that God’s just been pressing on her to open a Bible and get into his word,” Dan Reidy says. “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.”
He goes on, "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," adding that the reason Dianne did not speak out sooner was because she was hesitant and was resisting the urgings of the Spirit.
“I knew she was up and I knew God was dealing with her, but she didn’t feel she should share everything with me,” the husband says. “I didn’t know what the outcome would be.”