Now for the fuckfaces. Here is a letter to the editor of a newspaper in the Bible belt:
When Jesus Christ was on Earth almost 2,000 years ago, he said that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves.
I am a conservative Christian. Therefore, it's incumbent on me to love homosexuals and lesbians as myself and meet their legitimate needs if called on to do so, even though I disagree with their lifestyle.
But it bothers me a whole lot when people write to this letters column rejecting what the Bible says about homosexuality and substituting their own opinions.
If I am still alive and able to get to the polls in November, I will be voting for the same-sex marriage amendment, for I believe this is what God wants me to do.
So there you go. This guy is a clusterfuck of schizoid contradictions. He admits that thanks to the lessons dispatched his way by an imaginary hippie-god, he might evince compassion toward gays -- or at least be apt to mind his own fucking business -- were it not for the fact that another imaginary being, this one a confirmed bigot and overall asshole, compels him to act otherwise and vote on an issue that doesn't affect him in any way. He complains that other who write to this newspaper interpret the Bible unfairly, yet appoints himself arbiter of what gays' "legitimate needs" are (evidently these don't extend to the right to legally sanction a loving relationship with another person).
It sounds like he might be old or in poor health. Hopefully this is the case and the dumbfuck will expire before he ever sees another polling booth. I'm pretty sure at least one version of God or Jesus would have said as much, and that it wouldn't be too hard to find scriptural support for such a position.
I've also posted a bunch of responses to entries and comments on Stop the ACLU, the contributors to which have been especially noisome, dishonest and uninformed lately. Naturally these have been deleted; if there's one thing that pisses off that bunch, it's informed dissent.
Read through this post and the comments that follow. My deleted response:
Grub Fart tuna* wrote:
"You never cease to amaze."
I'm sure that from your perspective, this is true of many who comment here. Avail yourself of a dictionary and one day you, to, may have the same effect on people.
"The hilarity of the claim you make above is that you challenged me on the plaintiff's atheism..."
What is easily refuted is the idea that *everyone* involved in getting rid of that meaningless eyesore outside of San Diego is anti-God by definition.
I know none of you is a professional headline writer or even facile with English at all, but this:
"American Legion ... Brings ADF aboard to defend against ACLU, atheist attacks on vets memorials,"
implies that there was more than one atheist mind behind this, or that there is some kind of ACLU-led let's-extinguish-God conspiracy afoot in this and other matters involving the Christian "deity" specifically. This errant notion is exemplified by the confused (or perhaps simply dishonest) kerwin brown's statement that "The ACLU preaches atheism as that is all supporting no religion really is." This gent doesn't understand the difference between failing to rally behind the god of *his* choosing, which happens to be but one of many hundreds conceived by humans over the centuries, and striving to maintain a level playing field. Fortunately this is not true of even a conservative SCOTUS.
Along with constantly blaring their bumbling, shambling, stupefied take on the First Amendment, the people who contribute to this blog as writers or commenters simply can't help but repeat the lie that the ACLU is inherently godless. Mind you, inherently godless things please me, as they are almost always signs of rationality and beacons of hope in a nation otherwise cluttered by bumpkinoid scripture-slappers with their faces twisted into halfwit expressions signifying a primal, bloodthirsty nature and a mongoloid, primitive brand of mentation. But it's still an errant claim, though one that is lost among so many other misinterpretations and lies propagated by the shamelessly deluded and aggressive mouth-breathers inhabiting this futile electronic cesspool.
Have a good long weekend, all. And be safe.
* Just trying to follow CaptainRational's rule with this.
I also responded to comment #22 in the same thread from the notoriously discombobulated apostle with this:
"We have had every single president in our nation's history swear on the Bible."
Yes, and everyone who testifies in an American court is also sworn in. Guess they're all Christian too? (Actually, a lot of them surely are; only 1 in 500 imprisoned Americans claims to be an atheist, which tells you something about the moral value of buddying up to Jesus.)
I do enjoy the hapless and myopic tenacity of people like apostle, who, in the face of untold amounts of historical and contemporary evidence to the contrary, continue screeching that Christians merit special treatment in America. This is something truly Christian-minded people would never even think, much less say.
Fortunately, we live in a nation sliding inexorably toward enlightenment despite the fact that a large segment of its population is committed to theocratic machinations. It was this way under Reagan, when Falwell and his dimwit Moral Majority crusaders were maximally emboldened, but he and his subsequently faded from view, and thankfully we'll be seeing this occur again once the current administration is finally purged. Hallelujah.
Finally, I replied to a spectacularly ignorant (though almost quaintly sincere) homophobe here:
"Male homosexuality causes sickness and death which is why AIDS/HIV for one, is more prevalent among males that have sex with males than among heterosexuals."
Homosexuality causes sickness and death? All by itself? Wow, you must be a Ph.D. biochemist or something.
As far as HIV is concerned (and why would HIV-free gays in monogamous relationships worry?), you do know that for quite some time, HIV has spread more rapidly among heteros and IV drug users than among homos, right?
"I assume you are an evolutionist. If so you need to speak to your demigod Charles Darwin who stated that killing children through abortion is a form of infanticide ... He wrote it is the evolutionist sacred scroll that goes by the name of "The Decent of Man".
You mean "The Descent of Man," right? I'd love to give you credit for a lame pun, but unfortunately that would be wrong.
Also, Darwin has some seminal ideas, but just FYI he's not the only one who's worked as an evolutionary biologist in the last 150 years. By calling him a "demigod" you're doing what other benighted godders do and trying to pretend everything in the field hinges on the ideas of one man who's been dead for 100 years. But, see, unlike Jesusology, science itself evolves and progresses over time.
It's sad that in a country where education and information is so readily available, people with your ideas can still exist.
So there you have it. These self-styled bastions of the American Way want no part of people who refute their bullshit using basic reasoning, the cold application of statistics, or anything in between; they want nothing but strict adherence to their hysterical propaganda -- even as they constantly bemoan the "communist" tactics of their eponymous adversary.