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Manhattan Declaration And Apple, Inc.

“Help!  We’re being oppressed!” is the constant cry of the far-right Religious Reich.  Crying “victim!” and spreading lies and fear translates into “Give us more money to support our grifter lifestyles!”  Accusing Apple of becoming Big Brother, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and their cohorts, conveniently forget one very large and very simple concept: First Amendment free speech rights apply to government censorship of speech, not to privately owned companies deciding what ideas they will promote.  Apple has decided that they will not promote hate speech and lies.  They ignore the fact that everyone’s Free Speech has consequences in the public sphere — hate speech is free speech, but hate speech will never go unchallenged.

American Taliban's manifesto

The Manhattan Declaration (there was an app for that!) was promptly removed from the Apple apps store after much outrage from citizens who have respect for human rights.  Go to the above link for GoodAsYou.org’s breakdown of NOM’s latest email blasting Steve Jobs, and a reminder look at the vile, hate-filled document called the Manhattan Declaration, which the Religious Reich tries to portray as loving and Truth™-filled, complete with fluffy puppies and honey dew drops.

The basic tenet of the Manhattan Declaration is that the undersigned pledge to disobey any law of the land that they deem to be against their apparently very fragile faith.  It was drawn up by people who have publicly stated that they want gay people completely shut out of life, shut out of employment, housing, society, or want them imprisoned, exiled, or executed.  All on record.  Also, some of the undersigned have ties with white supremacist and christian supremacist groups.  Never be fooled what these people stand for.

Good for Apple, good for Steve Jobs for not bowing to the demands of the American Taliban.  A good lesson, though never learned, for the likes of NOM, the “Family Research” Council, the American “Family” Association, ad nauseum.

These groups also have zero regard, and mountains of scorn, for any Christians who do not share their hard-line stance.  There are plenty of progressive Christians, people who choose the “love your neighbor” and “do not judge others” parts of the Bible, and reject the “vengeance-kill-destroy” parts; they reject the parts that violate women’s and minorities’ rights and human rights in general.

But these are the Christians who are run over like road-kill, out-voiced by the extremists and fundamentalists, who have taken possession of the souls of many of our congressmen and women, unabashedly working to theocratize the United States of America.  When they’re finished with Teh Gays, so they think, they will then turn on the “lesser” Christians and other religions, and on each other.

They believe that they are above criticism, above reproach.  To question them, to fact-check them and point to their outright fabrications and demands for religious rule, is what they call hate speech.  I, for one, am all for their right to freely hate-speech because it gets their lies all out in the open for public scrutiny and it exposes them for what they are.  They have plenty of their own venues to display their views, but both Apple and their customers don’t want a part in it.

They believe that they are speaking for an actual deity — they are holy and righteous, and everyone else is evil and of the devil and hates god and should be subjected to their religious totalitarian rule.  For this reason, they will never, ever come to grips with the reality of the real world, but they will always have a job.

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Pseudo-science And Religion: Drapetomania To Homomania

On their Facebook page, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) says that being gay is a mental illness.  It’s true because they say so!  Read the comments over at GoodAsYou; there are some excellent, well thought-out critiques on NOM’s pseudo-scientific claims.

It is really appalling to examine the lengths that religious extremists will go to justify their bigotry and hatred, and using their Bible to do it — I’ve discovered the term “drapetomania” (2nd paragraph below the Facebook screenshot).

“I believe …”, begins the quote by Louis J. Marinelli III, of NOM, and that is all it takes for a christianist to declare something as fact.

"I believe ..." turns anything into fact for christianists, with no regard for mountains of scientific data from medical, psychological, and social research findings.

Well, then what would one call the “mental illness” with the symptoms of refusing to be treated worse than garbage and having one’s basic human rights legislated away?  I think what I have, then, is “homomania”, ‘cuz the fantastic lies these people spew make this homo crazy-mad.

Physician Samuel Cartwright (1793-1863) coined the term "drapetomania"

In the 1800’s, when slaves had the annoying habit of running away from their masters, the Louisiana physician Samuel A. Cartwright “diagnosed” this “mental illness” and coined the term drapetomania.

His reasoning was that since God created some people to be slaves, that their NORMAL inclination (in caps, like in the NOM post shown, it helps to make it true), their NORMAL state of mind put there by God, was to be subservient to their masters.  Therefore, the “unnatural” desire to run away from their masters must be a mental illness.  Emphasis added:

Cartwright described the disorder — which, he said, was “unknown to our medical authorities, although its diagnostic symptom, the absconding from service, is well known to our planters and overseers”[4] — in a paper delivered before the Medical Association of Louisiana[5] that was widely reprinted.

He stated that the malady was a consequence of masters who “made themselves too familiar with [slaves], treating them as equals.”[6]

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Bryan Fischer: U.S. Under A Bear Curse

Signs, signs, everywhere are signs.  The batshit-insane Bryan Fischer says that because bears are attacking livestock and people, it is a sign that we are under a Biblical bear curse.  Jeezus, we barely survived the previous killer whale curse.

One human being is worth more than an infinite number of grizzly bears. Another way to put it is that there is no number of live grizzlies worth one dead human being.  [unless it’s a queer – did I put that in there?] If it’s a choice between grizzlies and humans, the grizzlies have to go. And it’s time.

God makes it clear in Scripture that deaths of people and livestock at the hands of savage beasts is a sign that the land is under a curse. The tragic thing here is that we are bringing this curse upon ourselves.

Elisha - LOL, get 'em, bears!

Of course, this makes me think of 2 Kings 2:23-24

And he [Elisha] went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

Scripture makes it crystal clear that bald men are not to be mocked.  As a bald-headed man, I totally approve this smiting.

 

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The Dark Ages vs. Bryan Fischer, Tony Perkins et al.

A single quote from the Dark Ages that nicely sums up today’s christianist leaders and “culture warriors:

What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good and for the Christian church … a lie out of necessity, a useful lie, a helpful lie, such lies would not be against God, he would accept them. – Martin Luther [1483-1546], Table Talk, published 1569

And a few more that describe them quite well.  Religion today, as always, is used to justify any deed they do.

God does not work salvation for fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin vigorously…. Do not for a moment imagine that this life is the abiding place of justice; sin must be committed.

Sin cannot tear you away from him [Christ], even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders.

Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging. [Martin Luther, Table Talk]

Reason is the greatest enemy that faith has: it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but–more frequently than not –struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God. [Martin Luther, Table Talk]

Circa 1518, Martin Luther standing before a fire with the work of Johann Tetzel in his hand. Tetzel and Luther wrote theological works arguing with the other's cause, resulting in the public burning of each other's work. Original Artwork: Engraved by Chevalier after (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Martin Luther and Johann Tetzel burning each other's books, circa 1518

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AFA’s Bryan Fischer: Homos Have “No Limit” To Savagery, Brutality

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association just cannot get any lower than he already has, but he does … if you can tell.  Claiming some of the outrageous lies straight out of Scott Lively’s book “The Pink Swastika”, Fischer says homos, uh, the macho ones, have “no limit” to their savagery and brutality.  According to him only the “effeminate homosexuals” were killed, and Hitler, himself a homo, could not find any hetero soldiers to carry out his gruesome orders, so he recruited “macho homos” to do the job, and so, this is the “threat” homos pose to the U.S.

Bryan Fischer’s sociopathic BFF at the FRC, Peter Sprigg, stated two years ago that he would have homos rounded up and exiled from the country; recently he says that homos should be re-criminalized and “sodomy” laws reinstated.  Fischer wants homos incarcerated and force-converted.

Fischer and a whole host of other sociopathic christian extremists put themselves in the line of ridicule with every outlandish public statement they make. They flaunt their delusions in bold attempts to normalize sociopathic, hateful behavior towards other human beings. Their goal is to keep repeating it, louder and louder, until it becomes Truth – that every gay person is vicious, predatory, savage, brutal, demon-possessed, an abomination to “God”; say it louder over again until it becomes Truth – that “God” and the Bible commands and expects his True Followers to rise against this hideous Insidious Homosexual Entity – with violence.  It is going on now (the calls for blood, like, Lou Engle’s Call rallies.  Just the other day, Fischer said that “God is obviously looking for” True Followers to be modern-day Phinehases, and urged his audience to go out and kill heterosexuals who are “engaging in sexual immorality” – just like the Saudi morality police – just like Islamic honor-killings – no difference.)

And they will praise this violence and cite the Bible in defense when one of their God-warriors starts having holy hallucinations and rips loose on a crowd of queers.  These sociopaths poison children’s minds with hatred, pounding in the belief that they are called upon by “God” to go out and literally wage war on sinners, using force if necessary (e.g. Becky Fischer, Lou Engle).  And these are the men and women who have tremendous influence over our lawmakers and influencing their decisions on public policies that should not concern religion.  The same men and women who claim how “silenced” christians are.

YouTube link – Bryan Fischer – Hitler was gay ..

Also read Alvin McEwin “Peter Sprigg Supports “Criminal Sanctions” Against the Gay Community”

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FRC’s Peter Sprigg, Another Sociopath, Says: Outlaw “Gay Behavior”

Can someone please tell me what the fuck is “gay behavior”?

Well, anyway, Peter Sprigg, of the Family Research Council, thinks there outta be a law against it.  This statement comes right behind another sociopath, Focal Point’s Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association.

Normally, my behavior … er, gay behavior, is polite and reserved, until dumb fucks start making public statements wanting me to be imprisoned or executed.  Then my gay behavior becomes angry; the intense gay disrespect for liars and whack-jobs kicks in; then my gay behavior gets loud.  My gay behavior becomes confrontational; my gay behavior gets unreasonable and wants to plant my large gay fist square in the face of said liars (that’s the ‘southern boy’ part of me).

Peter, Tony and their ilk … they are sociopaths.  Zero empathy, zero concern for the impact of their actions on others, unbounded arrogance and narcissism, compulsive lying, diverting negative attention onto others — but, hey — they’re Christian Sociopaths, so it’s O.K.  Here’s a video of Peter Sprigg telling Chris Matthews exuberantly exclaiming “Yes!” to the criminalization of gay people.

Update: Oh yeah, Sprigg is the one who voiced his idea for “exporting” the gay people, shipping them out of the country.  Genius, I say.

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AFA Radio Host: It’s Time To Imprison All Homos

This is fucking INSANE. These people must be exposed.  There are more religious whack-jobs that think this way than you would believe.  Sociopaths hiding behind religion.

From Joe.My.God.

American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer has called for sending homosexuals to prison for forced reparative therapy, a move he says is sanctioned by the Bible. Below, he responds to an email from a complaining listener.

Thanks for writing me about my comments on my program regarding homosexuality. It might be worth noting that what I actually suggested is that we impose the same sanctions on those who engage in homosexual behavior as we do on those who engage in intravenous drug abuse, since both pose the same kind of risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. I’d be curious to know what you think should be done with IV drug abusers, because whatever it is, I think the same response should be made to those who engage in homosexual behavior.

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