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Religious Heads Exploding In Unison

The outpouring of pure hatred from the Religious Right talking heads — you can almost hear them screaming “God damn America!” It’s as if they’re wishing for catastrophes to happen just so their insane rantings will be proven.  The purely demented, drama-laden wailings and obsession with sex is both hilarious and sad.

Read the rants on Right Wing Watch – “Reaction to DADT Vote: “The Few, the Proud, the Sexually Twisted” read the reactions from Bryan Fischer of the American “Family” Association and Tony Perkins of the “Family Research” Council (tied to white supremacists), Matt Staver of “Freedom” Federation, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for “Truth”, Mass Resistance, and former chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt (who was court-martialed in 2006 for disobeying orders).

We are now stuck with sexual deviants serving openly in the U.S. military because of turncoat Republican senators … Had the cloture vote failed, we would still have sane moral and sexual standards governing military personnel policy. But sadly those days are gone, perhaps forever.

Oh, the irony of these lunatics calling other people sexual deviants with their diapers and hookers and  committing adultery while their wives lay cancer-stricken.  And it’s well known how pure and chaste heterosexuals are in the military, especially when 1-in-3 women report being sexually assaulted and raped by male heterosexual soldiers.

The rant from Mass Resistance comes complete with a centerfold photo of Scott Brown, who apparently “doesn’t have a problem showering no matter who is ogling him.”

UPDATE: Right Wing Watch reports that most of the right-wingosphere, so far, is dead silent on the repeal:

When Judge Vaughan Walker struck down Proposition 8, Religious Right leaders were falling over one another to release statements decrying it … but the repeal of DADT has largely yielded collecting silence.

So far, we have not heard a peep about the vote from the American Center for Law and Justice, Concerned Women for America, The Eagle Forum, Focus on the Family, the Traditional Values Coalition, Vision America, The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, The Christian Coalition, Renewing America Leadership or anything from conservative leaders like Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, James Dobson, Newt Gingrich, or Richard Land.

Waiting to gauge the public response to calculate what they’re going to spew; the hate-group leaders like Perkins, Fischer, and LaBarbera quoted in the first RWW link just don’t care any more — they cannot sound any crazier than they already do.

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Family Research Council Wants Your Opinions

Give it to ’em!  You can go to their site HERE and tell them.  I did.

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The survey question: “Off the top of your head, what comes to mind when you think of the Family Research Council?”

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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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Christianist Leaders Mandate Bullying Gay Kids, Who Deserve Death, Anyway

Yes, they say that in so many words.  They state that it is their Christian Duty™ as Authentic Christians®.  (the really Authentic Christians® like Clint McCance, for instance!)  In fact, they even have a Duty to exercise God’s Perfect Hatredtowards gays.  Gay kids deserve all the bullying they get.  Gay kids deserve suicide. And if the bullying and physical assaults don’t work, they deserve long lives of torment, disease and loneliness or incarceration and forced conversion therapy because they’re like alcoholics and murderers!

All together, now: “See? — no way are kids killing themselves because of anything we say!” – says the Religious Reich.

First, I gotta say that I cannot contain my anger about this subject enough to avoid using foul language in this post.  (well, duh! but, I may edit out the cursing later, maybe not)  As it is, I get very angry about a hell of a lot of …  most OK, everyfuckingthing that these mentally ill religious extremists come up with, but the stuff coming out of them lately concerning kids and bullying and suicide is way over the fucking top.

See, I got my anti-gay bullying from, specifically, two adult teachers — I have touched on that in another post on bullying.  I didn’t get it from other kids, really.  I was well-liked enough by other kids as well as teachers.  And I was never sexually abused; I didn’t even have sex until I was eighteen!  So today, when I hear adults mocking and attacking these children who are victims of their relentless religious bullshit, I want to punch them, I want to knock some fucking teeth out of a few of those simpering pussies who call themselves Men of God™.  They make me want to fucking puke.

Regardless how much they preach about their “christian love” or about how much they are “protecting” the children, they DO NOT care about children or families or anything but preaching fear and lies and condemnation to reap profits.  And, child abuse?  The Church (all religions, but Christians are the subject of this post) … the Church is the fucking hands-down winner on perpetrating, permitting and perpetuating child abuse.

Well, some of the most hating-est, self-appointed christian leaders in this country have gotten together with a written joint proclamation (I will list some of it below with my annotations) to spell out their Moral Christian™ obligation to make sure that they and their little indoctrinated offspring get to harass, beat and incite violence onto possibly queer kids (some of whom are their own kids) — queer kids who need to be made aware that they are subhuman garbage whom God created and despises and will torture and burn  forever in the Hell that He created just for those disgusting little queers.  Praise Jesus!  Praise His Name!

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Tony Perkins Of FRC Unfriends Facebook

Tony Perkins of the “Family Research” Council (FRC) is upset over Facebook’s response to anti-gay harassment:

“… Apparently, anything they construed to be anti-homosexual will be stripped from the site. Where does that leave Americans who morally oppose the lifestyle and want to help people find freedom from it?…”

Where does that leave people like Mr. Perkins (see below image)?  Well, I “morally oppose” the christian “lifestyle” of pathological lying and sociopathic behavior, but I don’t call for their fucking deaths, just the richly deserved ridicule and scorn.

"gays should be shot dead" Facebook page from March 2010

Facebook page from March 2010 - Family Research Council <3's this stuff!

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Boies Debunks Perkins’ Lies On Face The Nation

Tony Perkins FRC christian LIAR

Tony Perkins FRC christian LIAR

David Boies, one of the attorneys in the Prop 8 case, puts the smack-down on Professional Christian Liar Tony Perkins of the Family “Research” Council.  As usual, Perkins has his trademark smirk of absurdity on his face when Boies tells him that it’s easy to stir up fear and emotion, to “quote studies that don’t exist or don’t say what you say they do” (oooh, ouch! but it’s the truth, they lie through their teeth), that you can get away saying pretty much anything in campaign ads and literature, but once you enter the court of law under oath and cross-examination, you have to back up those opinions and claims, and because they’re all lies, they “melt away”, says Boies.

These asshole christianist leaders, like Perkins, are pathological liars who are going to keep pushing this issue and they are going to keep losing (hopefully) because religion is pure fucking bullshit that has zero evidence.  None.    Nor can they produce any evidence of “harm” by same-sex couples getting married. None.

Religion has been used throughout the history of this country to legally impose bias against “lesser” citizens and every time it’s challenged, it has demonstrated that the rights of minorities cannot be put to a public vote.

Go to Box Turtle Bulletin (same link as in first paragraph) for the videos of Boies v. Perkins on Face the Nation, and another video of Ted Olson on Fox News defending the “activist judge” accusations.  Also, check out the good commentary on Good As You, where scumbag Tony Perkins’ history of evil deeds is nicely summed up.

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FRC Spent $25K To Lobby Congress In Support Of Uganda’s Death Penalty For Gays

What we already know, here’s more proof that American evangelical leaders want queers DEAD.  Spread this far and wide:

From Joe.My.God.:

“CHRISTIAN LOVE: Family Research Council Lobbied Congress Against Resolution Denouncing Uganda’s Kill Gays Bill”

It’s time for the Southern Poverty Law Center to reclassify the Family Research Council as an official hate group, not merely anti-gay as they are now listed. According to the FRC’s official lobbying report for the first quarter of 2010, they paid two of their henchmen $25,000 to lobby Congress against approving a resolution denouncing Uganda’s plan to execute homosexuals.  The resolution passed in the Senate on April 13th, but remains languishing in the House almost four months after being referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee. Did the FRC’s lobbying kill it? As we learned last week with Malawi, international pressure CAN sway even the most virulently anti-gay government.

Below are three screencaps of the 20-page Family Research Council lobbying report supplied to me by Duncan Osbourne at Gay City News. Among the other items they lobbied against are the overturn of DADT and DOMA, which is to be expected. But it’s almost astounding, almost, that they would lobby the members of Congress against denouncing the death penalty for LGBT people. THIS needs to fucking THROWN in Tony Perkins’ and Peter Sprigg’s smirking faces the next time they appear on cable television to speak in soothing voices about the FRC’s godly gentle love for homosexuals. The proof is right below on official United States government stationery. The Family Research Council wants you DEAD. Glory! Praise His Name! Also: Die, faggots, die!

See the screencaps at JMG.

Look, these loving christians have made it no secret what they want to happen here in this country.  They want gay people exported, imprisoned, and/or executed … Peter Sprigg, Tony Perkins, Bryan Fischer, Scott Lively, Joel McDurmon, Andrea Lafferty, her father Louis Sheldon, Peter LaBarbera, Matt Barber, Matt Staver, the Wildmons … Jeezus, the list goes on and on and on and on … and on.

HOW can people buy into this hatred?  Sooooo afraid of thinking for themselves, soooo afraid that they might realize there is something really fishy about the whole relgiony, churchy thing.  Soooo afraid to admit that they’re entire lives are built on belief in fairy tales.

UPDATE: The Wa-Po picked up Joe.My.God.’s post, and the FRC has responded.  What utter bullshit.

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