Tuesday, September 30, 2008


(Shock!!) Maybe Gayer!

Holy Blue Light Special! According to a VERY Christian mutual fund site, Wal-Mart is as anti-family and unChristian as Disney and a whole host of huge companies! I just stumbled upon a site that I couldn't believe. O.K., maybe I've been living somewhere else other than the real world but, honestly, I didn't know it existed! There's a mutual fund that caters to right-wing evangelicals, presenting a portfolio with "approved" investments, a portfolio built to please "moral investors". It's called The Timothy Plan.

(Financial Times ,Jan, 2008) "Christian group top among US faith-based investors"--Timothy Plan's "funds are heavily invested in energy stocks such as ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil, a big factor in their outperformance."

And just wait til you see who's on their shit list - ooops, I'm sorry, "Hall of Shame" list.These are companies who hire gay people, give to gay causes/organizations, and are active in gay organizations. The list is VERY interesting. A mind-blower even. Here is list of Hall-of-Shame"ers that have x's in all three categories:

Aetna, Inc.
American Express
Borders Group
Bristol -Myers Squibb
Clear Channel Communications
Coca Cola Earthlink Co.
General Electric
Johnson & Johnson

JP Morgan & Chase Co.
Coors Brewing Co.
Pepsico, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
PlanetOut, Inc.
Prudential Financial

Starbucks, Inc.
Wal Mart Stores, Inc.
The Walt Disney Company

In today's economy (or lack of it) The Timothy Plan shows you who NOT to invest in: pro-choicers and gays:

From Prospectus:
By using this methodology, investors can choose to honor their moral convictions with their investments without sacrificing investment return opportunities. By being denied the use of investment capital, corporate America will learn that a financial cost is incurred for conducting business that undermines American families, moral integrity, and the institution of marriage.
In other words, "Fuck the Economy! We're sticking to blood, oil, and self-righteousness for our money!"

Crouching Christians, Hidden Lions - The Culture War Heats Up

Even Christians Need Money To Go To War!

I warned everyone. Sure, my timing was off, but the Christofascists look like they might attack at any minute.

(Associated Press)

“I’m telling you straight up, I would choose life,” Emrich told about 100 worshippers Sunday at New Life Church, a nondenominational evangelical congregation about 40 miles from Milwaukee.

“I would cast a vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin,” he said. “But friends, it’s your choice to make, it’s not my choice. I won’t be in the voting booth with you.”

All told, 33 pastors in 22 states were to make pointed recommendations about political candidates Sunday, an effort orchestrated by the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund.

Tax Exemption is a PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT.

Exemption, in a way, is a quid pro quo situation: "If you don't tread on secular political areas affecting everyone - not just your own church - then, you will be given tax exempt status." Is that fair enough? I think so, but there are many people that think churches should be given special privileges over the rest of mankind. After all, you have to pay to play. In politics at least.

The "religious freedom" of the Founding Fathers was freedom OF religion and freedom FROM STATE religion, but not from religion itself. To have religion stepping into politics invites the complete take-over by religion that colonists from England were trying to avoid. If religion was allowed to get a foothold into politics, there would be nothing holding it back from having its own political party running on a strict morality ticket. That ticket would also include isolationism (we're assuming that the Party would we "Christian" and show disdain for other countries not totally "Christian"). It would also be hawkish.

And, of course, all that morality will take money. During economic hard times, people tend to look to their church (any church) for solace. Osteen's "prosperity gospel" church/stadium will undoubtedly be packin' 'em in. What many people don't realize is that the church they worship may have "more money than God." Many of them will be fleeced of their poor savings and think it is a "seed" of faith.

So the Christofascists will be rolling in money during our recession/depression. They will preach "tithing" at their loudest lectures. And how will they use it? "Soup kitchens" are great gestures to the poor, but they won't dent the vaults of megachurches. No, those churches will be spending the money on politics...and politicians, and campaigns.

Just a thought.

Let's Take Sarah Palin To The Creation Museum...


(She'll be as happy as a lipsticked pig in shit!)

That's it! Sarah Palin has crossed the line to register as a dyed-in-the-wool dimwit: she's a "young earther!" believing that dinosaurs cavorted with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden 6,000 years ago.

(sigh) Oh boy!

I hope Tina Fey's up to doing more SNL skits, because this latest revelation will go far. Very far.

By Stephen Braun, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 28, 2008:
ANCHORAGE -- Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago -- about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct -- the teacher said.
Rundown of Sarah Palin:
  • Assemblies of God follower
  • Thinks Iraq war is part of God's Plan
  • Thinks witch-hunting preacher caused her to become governor by the laying on of hands
  • Is against abortion even in the cases of rape or incest
  • Made rape victims pay for their own rape kits
  • Young Earth Creationist
No, the woman is not crazy, but she sure as hell is stupid! Her rhetoric - knee-deep in vagaries, generalizations and buzz-words - adds up with her "knowledge" of current affairs, foreign relations, economic and domestic issues to equal "0". That's it.

Even if she can now point out Kabul and Baghdad on a globe, she doesn't measure up to anything vice-presidential. Visit the site, Women Against Sarah Palin (WASP). It's chock full of her stupidity. It would be funny if it weren't so scary.

Sarah Palin's Not So Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design
Originally uploaded by shawn.waugh
Jesus Christ With A Dinosaur Baby?

Yup, Sarah Palin thinks that Adam and Eve existed with dinosaurs, so why not Jesus Christ? After all, with God, anything's possible, right? Notice that the depiction of Jesus is, of course, non-Jewish. That's probably because dinosaurs ate Jews, being Christ-killers and all.

Will It Help?

The photo was taken in front of the Marienkirche in Berlin. The woman was a gypsy. She probably receives more largess than if she were standing in front of Joel Osteen's church (stadium). Some of his people might take the time to tell her that she hasn't prayed hard enough. Or tell her that being a gypsy was a Godless lifestyle.