Sprinkle yourself in fairy dust and say the magic words “I sincerely believe,” and that’s really all you need for the right-minded judge to sympathize with your oh-so-burdensome burden of having to obey the law and then wave his magic gavel and say, “Okay, you are exempt from the laws you don’t like.” David Sam, senior judge of the United States District Court in Utah, is one such judge.
In Perez v. Paragon, he waved his magic gavel for Vergel [or as the judge calls him in the opinion, “Vernon”] Steed, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If that name sounds vaguely familiar, perhaps polygamist “Prophet” Warren Jeffs rings a bell? He’s the leader of the FLDS cult who thinks god wants him to bang kids. Or at least he was, before he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life — plus 20 years! — in prison for sexually assaulting his 12- and 15-year-old “spiritual wives.”
As ThinkProgress reports, in addition to screwing children literally, the cult is under investigation for violating child labor laws. For Jeebus. Allegedly, but who are we kidding? If these scumbags were okey-dokey with raping children, they probably were even more okey-dokey with using children to pick their pecan trees, and no, that’s not a euphemism. Now the feds are looking into that too, and they’ve issued a subpoena to get some answers, but ol’ Vergel/Vernon, well, he just doesn’t want to cooperate because — surprise! — religious beliefs:
The kissing congressman, Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA), said this week he might not retire from Congress at the end of this year after all, as he said he would do when he was caught kissing a staffer on camera.
Politico reported late Tuesday that McAllister said he was “55 percent to 45 percent toward running.” He must decide by Aug. 22.
After the tape of his indiscretions leaked, McAllister’s office had said that he would not seek re-election. What changed his mind? According to Politico, a private poll released last week found him with a significant lead in the race to represent Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District.
McAllister also told Politico that he had apologized to his wife and God, the two most important constituents affected by his actions.
Tea Party Activist: ‘Gay Supremacy Is Becoming a Monster That Carries Greater Evils Than White Supremacy Ever Did’
Her post, which Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips emailed to members today, also makes the absurd claim that white supremacy was “quickly put down” in America and argues that the gay rights activists are motivated by “hate” and bent on their opponents’ “utter annihilation.”
Baker explains that gay rights advocates are worse than white supremacists because “I could disagree with the beliefs of white supremacist and still hold to Biblical views about life, marriage and sexuality. Many people in America fought against their own kind in order to rid us of this hateful group but Gay supremacist have bullied every sector of our nation and now sit as the giant bully against all Americans who disagree with their radical agenda.”
When white supremacy tried to make a mark in American history it was viciously attacked quickly put down by the people of our nation . But Gay Supremacy is becoming a monster that carries greater evils than white supremacy ever did. White Supremacy was focused on how a group of people felt about another group of people. They created various barriers for those they hated and their views about their superiority to others provided the frame work for the citizens of this nation to search their hearts and understand that God has created every person in His image. However Gay Supremacy’s hate reaches much farther than a specific group of people. Their [sic] is no common ground that can be reached. Their [sic] is no searching of the heart or consideration of God’s principles. Their hate is generated only by self centeredness [sic] and hate for anyone who disagrees with them.
Science has conclusively proven low intelligence, ignorance and illiteracy are major causes of bigotry. Considering her seeming inability to use the English language correctly, it would be fair to surmise all of these seem to be the font for her particular brand of bigotry.
It is also fair to point out - that if Judson Philips, and other Tea Party leaders propagate this kind of hatred and bigotry, then the greater bulk, i.e. - the majority of the Tea Party, is also full of hateful bigots. If it were not, then they simply would not stand for this.
Btw, Judson Philips is a bigot. It may be redundant to say so - but people of that ilk are allergic to the bigot label, and it makes them cry, which is why we should point out at every opportunity, that they are indeed bigots.
What’s remarkable about the recent events that led Sister Jane Dominic Laurel to take a sabbatical from her teaching post at Nashville’s Aquinas College isn’t that she found herself in hot water after a controversial lecture last month at Charlotte Catholic High. It’s that her incendiary speech appears to have not been a random case of going rogue. It was just that she finally found herself challenged on an incredibly dubious line of educational thought.
Sister Jane created a minor firestorm in March after she spoke to high school students and allegedly “told them that single and divorced parents caused kids to become gay; that homosexuals cannot live normal, productive lives; and that gays can’t be good parents.” When students later told their parents the nature of the talk, families protested and launched a change.org petition, saying they would not have subjected their children to the talk if they’d known the full nature of it, and calling her remarks “offensive and unnecessarily derogatory.” Just last week, Sister Mary Sarah Galbraith, the president of Aquinas College, issued a supportive statement saying that “The presentation was given with the intention of showing that human sexuality is a great gift to be treasured and that this gift is given by God. It appears that this message was not universally accepted. The hope of Aquinas College is that no one was left feeling that they are not loved by God.” A counter petition supporting Sister Jane was also started, acknowledging that “She said that by partaking in masturbation will lessen your masculinity and that through the absence of a parent in the home will also make a greater risk for homosexuality.”
Sister Jane has cancelled her upcoming speaking engagements and is now commencing her sabbatical. Maybe she can use that time to read a few books, or talk to some gay people whose parents loved them just fine. And if she ever wants to teach again, it’d be great if she learned a few facts first.
A woman who allegedly drove her car into a church Sunday night and then stabbed her husband in the chest at the altar because he was “worshiping the NASCAR race at Bristol” also reportedly made numerous statements about her conversations with God and the devil.
Stephanie Faye Hamman, 23, 230 Silver Lake Rd. Apt I-11, Church Hill, allegedly told police God told her to drive through the front doors of Providence Church on Silver Lake Road, and that the devil was in her.
According to a report filed by CHPD Chief Mark Johnson, Hamman called her husband Steven Hamman after the crash, and when he arrived and found her on the church altar, she allegedly attempted to stab him in the heart. Mr. Hamman had been at home Sunday night watching the race on TV.
“She stated God had told her that smoking marijuana all day and all night was not good for her, and that she only needed to smoke it at night to help her relax,” Johnson said. “Mrs. Hamman further stated that she felt her husband Steven was worshiping the NASCAR race at Bristol, which made her mad, and she began having thoughts that the devil put in her head.”
Hope you filthy hippies are ready to get a good talking-to about your drugs and your communism and your satanic rock music, because this week it’s time to get a dose of revisionist history of the 1960s, courtesy of our textbooks for the Christian homeschooling market. Our 8th-grade text, America: Land I Love (A Beka, 1994, 2006), has no doubts about just what a terrible time the decade was, and why:
By the early 1960s, the teachings of humanist philosopher John Dewey, the father of progressive education, had permeated public education. Dewey was a leader in the secular humanist movement, which put man in place of or above God. Moral absolutes, such as those once taught in the McGuffey Readers, were replaced by humanistic ideas such as encouraging children to “follow their animal instincts” and to practice permissive “self expression” in the classroom…
God, sadly, has continued to slack off on fixing this for the past 34 years, probably because He has been busy helping with all those high school football games. In any case, those clearly illegal Supreme Court decisions were utterly at odds with the True Meaning of the Constitution:
The Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution had great respect for both prayer and God’s Word. It was because of our Christian heritage that most schools had included prayer and Bible reading in their daily routines for years. The Supreme Court interpreted the Constitution in a way that its writers would not have agreed with.
…it was Allen’s personal views on same-sex marriage that emerged following a question from plaintiffs’ attorney Ken Mogill, reported the Detroit Free Press.
“Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal damnation?” Mogill asked the state’s expert, then added, “in other words, they’re going to hell.”
“Without repentance, yes,” answered Allen.
so who is Douglas Allen? well - for one thing - he is a creationist - here is his links page from his webpage @ Simon Fraser University
Institute for Creation Reseach pro
National Center for Science Education con
Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences balanced
Yes - that is creationism - where intelligence goes to die…..
more on Allen - thenewcivilrightsmovement.com
I was a waitress at Applebee’s restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke.
This didn’t even happen at my table. The note was left for another server, who allowed me to take a picture of it at the end of the night.
Someone had scribbled on the receipt, “I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?”
The right has an ‘imaginary friend’. No, not god: merit.
Merit is the empty place setting at the table. The uncomfortable hole that sits between logic, and the ‘god of the gaps’. Today, Twitchy was effused with schadenfreude :
Matthew McConaughey rattles Oscar crowd, wins hearts by thanking God
Actor Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the Dallas Buyers Club. He rattled Hollywood by first thanking not his agent or famous celeb pals, but his friend…God.
…….A few cheers and claps were audible during his moment of gratitude. But as expected, the tolerant Left showed its true colors.
However, this kind of cheerleading for public exclamations of faith do a serious disservice to that other right-wing mantra: merit.
Either, McConaughey deserved to win on merit, and merit alone, or he did not deserve to win. For as long as i can remember, the Oscars have been a means to reward extreme accomplishments in the art and science of movie-making. That, hard work, determination, elan, creativity and ability were the making of the measure. Considering this, it is difficult to countenance the idea that McConaughey needed god’s help to win. For, if he did in fact need help, then he did not deserve to win, based on the merits.
If the right wants to live in a world where faith is the determination for excellence, not merit, then they need to drop all the pretense that poor people are lazy, unmerited, and lacking in creativity. Instead, to remain consistent, they need to make the 2014 and 2016 conservative platforms one that highlights exactly how they really feel: that rich people have god’s favor, and the poor just do not ‘have god on their side’.
Not that you need proof to understand this mutual exclusivity between ‘god-given’ success and merit, but if you do - here is an easy, and logical thought experiment to help you:
Imagine if it was a non-Christian god getting the plaudits…. turn it on it’s head…
luckily we already know how the right reacts in this situation: when Keith Ellison, took his oath of office on the Qur’an , the response was decidedly different…
Dennis Prager noted “America, not Keith Ellison, decides what book a Congressman takes his oath on”
Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA) wrote a missive to his constituents that “Ellison’s decision to use the Qur’an is a threat to “the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America…[and] if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran”.
And, indeed, our erstwhile producer of “Twitchy”, Michelle Malkin, went as far as to create an “Ellison Watch” on her personal webpage.
Which brings me to another schadenfreude moment: Tim Tebow must have really angered the gods at some point.
So, whether it be sports, politics, or acting, the right and god are having a party, but merit, and by virtue, logic, are not invited…
Evangelical pastor Rafael Cruz, father of shutdown dramatist Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), served up a stemwinder this week, laying out God’s positions on the death penalty, guns in schools, gay marriage, communism and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), all in an impassioned 45 minutes.
The Cuban-American creationist quoted Bible verses that he said described God’s hardline position on capital punishment. “You know, the Bible is so clear,” he said. “Go to Genesis chapter nine and you will find the death penalty clearly stated in Genesis chapter nine … God ordains the death penalty!”
He brushed off “all these people that want to come home with their violins to tell you, ‘Oh, we need to show mercy,’” declaring that the death penalty rightly shows no mercy.
On the subject of mass shootings on school campuses, Cruz blamed Democrats who have lobbied for gun control in response to the atrocities.
“Look at all the massacres that we’ve had in the last year or two that the left is using to try to tell us that we need to control guns. Every one of those was in a gun-free zone,” Cruz said, amid exclamations of “Amen!” and “Exactly!” from the audience.
“You want to eliminate school massacres? Have the teachers carry [guns]! … How stupid can you be?” Cruz said. An audience member answered, “It’s doggone stupid!”