Friday, January 8, 2010

Whipped With A Wet Noodle: The Top Ten HORROR Stories From The Christian Right's Persecution Complex

I have a black t-shirt with bright white lettering that fits my mood these days: So Many Right Wing Christians - So Few Lions. Obviously, I can't wear it everywhere. Certainly not where the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission congregates. I'd be instantly labeled "anti-Christian" even though the shirt qualifies it's remarks with "Right Wing Christians" whose actual Christianity is questionable.

I'd also be labeled a "homosexual activist" because as everyone knows, gays want to destroy Christianity - it's all part of the "gay agenda." So it was really no surprise to me to find out about the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission's "Top Ten Anti-Christian Attacks in 2009." It should be called "The Top Ten Non-Anti-Christian Attacks We Can Blame On Our Enemies, Especially Gays." It should also substitute "attacks" with something more suitable, like "Totally Unrelated Incidents and Fabrications." Stretching some of these "attacks" into anti-Christian violence makes for interesting, novel (as in fiction) reading. So to set matters straight (ugh!), I've listed the "Top Ten" with some minor addenda.

Top Ten Anti-Christian Attacks in 2009

Contact: Dr. Gary Cass, Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, 760-630-2232, 954-551-9770 VISTA, Calif., Jan. 4 /Christian Newswire/ --
The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (CADC) has released its list of the top ten incidents of anti-Christian defamation, bigotry and discrimination in the US from last year. The list was selected by the subscribers to CADC's e-mail list and was selected from a list of twenty of CADC's top stories from 2009.

"It is arguable that anti-Christian hatred has spilled over into material forms of persecution in 2009," said Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. "Christians were killed and bullied for their witness, ministers and churches threatened with violence and vandalized for standing for marriage, and Christians were fired for not compromising their faith. If these are not bona fide examples of persecution, than I wonder what more it might take?"
A helluva lot more, it seems. "Bona fide examples of persecution" would include violence against people for being Christian, just like violence against people for being gay. But the following examples don't prove anything of the sort.

10. Pro-life Pastor Reverend Walter Hoye of Oakland, CA was jailed for exercising peaceful, pro-life speech. Evidently, not that peaceful. And he wasn't jailed for his speech: Walter Hoye, 52, of Union City was the first person convicted under an Oakland ordinance barring protesters from coming within 8 feet of anyone entering an abortion clinic.

9. Rev. Fred Winters was murdered while preaching in his pulpit in Maryville, Illinois.

CBS Series, Guns In America: The man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois pastor during Sunday services suffered from mental illness stemming from a tick bite, the suspect's family told a newspaper in an interview last August. [Lime Disease].

So who should be jailed - the suspect, or the one who gave him the gun? Absolutely no mention of any form of anti-Christian motive.

8. HBO's program "Curb Your Enthusiasm" aired an episode where the main actor urinates on painting of Jesus. When confronted HBO would not apologize.

New York Daily News:
In a statement titled "Urinating on Jesus," Catholic League president Bill Donahue says, "At one point in the show, David goes to the bathroom in a Catholic home and splatters urine ["accidently"] on a picture of Jesus; he doesn't clean it off. Then a Catholic woman goes to the bathroom, sees the picture and concludes that Jesus is crying. She then summons her equally stupid mother and the two of them fall to their knees in prayer."

A Daily News poll: 40% thought it was OK - and funny.

7. The overt homosexual participation in Obama's presidential inaugural events by "Bishop" Vickie Eugene Robinson, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D. C., and a homosexual marching band.

Eugene Robinson is indeed an Episcopal bishop who riled the Christian Right by saying "We worship a living God, not one locked up in the Scripture of 2,000 years ago." The presence of Robinson, the Gay Men's Chorus and the marching band were supposedly meant to be somehow anti-Christian.
Reasoning: Gay=anti-Christian. Or maybe it should be Gay=anti-"Christian."

6. Police called to East Jessamine Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky to stop 8th graders from praying during their lunch break for a student whose mother was tragically killed.

From Isitluck: Cops weren’t called. The kids were not targeted for praying, but for stretching their prayer time past the end of the lunch period, skipping class en masse.

Isitluck is a blog: it brought out the fact that the incident was not in any media whatsoever, not even CBN. Nothing.

5. Pro-life activist Jim Pullion was murdered in front of his granddaughter's high school for showing the truth about abortion.
Reports showed that the suspect was mentally unstable, and targeted Pullion and another man for displaying pictures of aborted fetuses near the hgh school.

4. An activist judge ordered a home school mom in New Hampshire to stop home schooling her daughter because the little girl "reflected too strongly" her mother's Christian faith. [The "activist judge"] proposed that the Christian girl be ordered into a government-run school after considering "the impact of [her religious] beliefs on her interaction with others." The court approved the order.

This incident was more about the pending legislation in New Hampshire that would place new restrictions on homeschooling.

3. The Federal Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate" that labeled conservative Christians extremists and potential terrorists.

Check out the actual report HERE. It's a report on hate groups of the militia/"I-wanna-kill-me-some-queers-and-n*****s" kind. Oddly enough, the only mention of "Christian" is in a passing reference to the hate/militia group Christian Identity, a violent group whose history goes back to Father Charles Coughlin the virulent anti-Semite, often called "The Father of Hate Radio." The CDRC is banking on the fact that their readership can't, well, uh, read. Or are afraid of death-by-boredom-and-confusion by reading a government document.

2. President Obama's appointment of radical anti-Christians like homosexual activist Kevin Jennings as the "safe school czar;" pro-abortion advocate Kathleen Seblius made Secretary of Human and Health Services, and Chai Feldblum, pro-homosexual and anti-religious liberty judge nominated for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

This "incident" is so anti-gay that it defeats own purpose. Instead, it highlights its own bigotry and discrimination.

1. The Federal Hate Crimes Bill that attacks religious liberty and freedom of speech. For the first time in our history ministers are vulnerable to investigation and prosecution for telling the truth about homosexuality.

The position of this "incident" as #1 shows the chief intention of the list is to slam anything to do with protection of the LGBT community from gay-bashing. The law clearly states that religious institutions and ministers are protected by freedom of speech.


OK, there you have it. The Top Ten Anti-Christian Attacks of 2009. I'll bet that the Top Ten list for 2010 includes throwing away an old DVD of "Going My Way."