Monday, May 4, 2009

With Friends Like These...

Sam Wurzelbacher Let's Us See His Gentler,
More Homophobic Side!

What is it with people who say "I have gay friends, but..."? Is prefacing your statement like that proof that you're not homophobic? Rick Warren does it all the time, but does anyone believe him? No. Simply because no one has come forward to say that they're both gay and friends of the Warrens. Glinda the Good Witch of the North's "Come out! Come out! Wherever you are!" hasn't worked yet.

And the "gay friends" ploy usually winds up telling more about the person's feelings than that person wants us to know. Take this last from Joe The Plumber:
I've had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn't have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they're people, and they're going to do their thing.
His wording says more just using bad grammar: "had some friends that are actually". In other words, he no longer has friends who are homosexual, it's hard to believe that the ones he knew are still homosexual, but in order not to seem homophobic, they're still people, even though being homosexual is a very big sin. Of course, he can always Foxx Out and say "I'm sorry my wording was poor."

Oh forgive the poor souls who are so terribly misunderstood simply because their rhetoric is out of whack. But do we really need to listen to people who don't think before they speak? I didn't think so either.

It's Official: Some Christians Like To Torture People!

And Atheists Might Be The Ones Who Are MOST Pro-Life!

From nuns rapping little boys' knuckles with a ruler to Torquemada to the Salem Witch Trials, it's no secret that some clergy and some faithful followers were into corporal punishment - in a BIG WAY. Although the subject of torture is confined to the military these days, it may be interesting to the reader that the people who approve of torture (in the U.S.) are to a large percent, Christian.

These are the latest findings from Pew Research Center:
A combined 54 percent of at-least-weekly church-goers say torture is either often or sometimes justifiable; for those who attend monthly or a few times a year, that figure is 51 percent; for those who do not attend, it is 42 percent. Evangelicals, according to the survey, are more prone to saying torture is justifiable than members of the nation’s other two main Christian groups: so-called “mainline” Protestants and white, non-Hispanic Catholics. Unaffiliateds–a conglomerated group of atheists, agnostics, and those who say their religion is “nothing in particular–support torture the least: 40 percent say it’s justifiable often or sometimes.

Those approval ratings are much higher than most European countries. So much for civilization and "Christian values." And while we're at it, what about the death penalty? Surely America's compassionate religious population would be so pro-life that they would strenuously oppose capital punishment. Well, not really:


In 2000 the Southern Baptist Convention updated Baptist Faith and Message. In it the convention officially sanctioned the use of capital punishment by the State. It said that it is the duty of the state to execute those guilty of murder and that God established capital punishment in the Noahic Covenant.

And persecution/discrimination too?

(The Intelligence Daily)

-- As reported in yesterday's New York Times, a South Carolina chapter of Habitat for Humanity prohibited a group of Secular Humanist volunteers from wearing their “Non Prophet Organization” T-shirts; a Charleston-area teacher "came out" as a nonbeliever after years of church dinners and demurrals; and Humanist Loretta Haskell struggled over her role as a church musician. While such stories remain commonplace, a related story with a substantial bearing on these anecdotes is one of America’s best-kept secrets.

So torture and capital punishment could stick around for a long time if America's Christians have anything to say! Pro Life? Hmmm. Looks like once you're out of the womb, you're on your own, kid!

Just a thought.

Ann Coulter(geist) vs Sean Hannity vs Rush Limbaugh! Contest: Who Can Be Waterboarded The Longest?

Ann Is So Tough, She Thinks Cheney's A "Wuss"!

Honest. Watch the video below.

Just when we think Coulter(geist) can't go any further, she trumps everyone with a new comment to keep her in the headlines:

On Larry King Live with guest host Joy Behar:

BEHAR: Obama declared very clearly at his press conference the other night that waterboarding is -- is torture.

Now, who are you with, Obama or Dick Cheney, on this?

COULTER: I am with all normal people who have -- who have ever had an older sibling, who have been through a fraternity hazing, who have been on a sports team or who have misbehaved as small children. Nothing we did is in the same universe as torture.

Sean Hannity thinks the same way too. Is Sean married? If he married Coulter, would they waterboard their children? Oops, I forgot, Coulter's waaay past child bearing years and what adoption agency would let them have a child knowing that they'd be subjected to unspeakable horrors?

Didn't Rush Limbaugh also say that waterboarding was like college hazing? No, that was Abu Ghraib. Same thing.


A Waterboarding Contest!

Who can last longest? Who can raise more of Keith Olbermann's money?

Seriously, when someone makes a statement like "Waterboarding is comparable to college hazing," don't you think they ought to back it up with PERSONAL proof? "If you want to prove it, prove it yourself!" There would be hundreds of colleges across fighting for the chance to host the event! The money could go to a scholarship fund! Think of college kids cheering you on!

( a rising chorus chants)

Prove it! Prove it! Prove it! Go Ann! Go Sean! Go Rush! Go! Go! Go!

After all, it's not as if waterboarding were torture or anything. Just a thought.