The sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” has been one of the top-rated shows on television for the last decade, and its producer – Chuck Lorre – apparently decided to cash in on its popularity with a political stunt last week.

During the closing credits, the show flashed a so-called vanity card on the screen for a brief moment. Embedded on the screen was a “prayer” against the Trump administration and the president’s supporters that, while practically invisible to anyone watching live, was there for anyone who cared to pause their DVRs and read.

The message read:

    My Prayer

God, (I call you that even though I suspect thou art well beyond names and words and might actually be some sort of ineffable quantum situation), I humbly beseech thee to make thy presence known on November 6th. Demonstrate your omnipotence through us as we make ink marks on little circles in curtained booths. Of course if you, in your divine wisdom, believe a fascist, hate-filled, fear-mongering, demagogic, truth-shattering, autocratic golf cheater is what we need right now, then, you know, thy will be done. But if thou art inclined to more freedom, more love, more compassion, and just more of the good stuff thou hath been promoting in our hearts or our parietal lobes – either one, doesn’t really matter – I submissively ask that thy encourage voter turnout in that general direction. Also God, please help Bob Mueller. Guide him and make him strong, brave, wise and true. And yes, I know there must be thousands of guys named Bob Mueller, so why not help them all, just to be on the safe side. Amen.

Oh, almost forgot, remind those who collaborate with the darkness that thou art the light, and the light is not above whipping out a little Old Testament wrath. Amen again.

We can say that we’ve never had the pleasure of watching a full episode of the show, but we’ve never gotten the sense that it was overtly political in any way. That said, its stars have not been shy about voicing their own left-wing opinions all over the media whenever convenient. Both Mayim Bialik and Johnny Galecki have made headlines with their liberal views. Bialik encouraged voters to “make it your life’s goal” to vote out politicians who accept money from the NRA. Galecki insisted that the “political system is broken” after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

We suppose nothing on God’s green Earth is going to convince these Hollywood stars, writers, and producers that literally no one wants them out there preaching their politics, but their arrogance astounds us anew each and every week.