Monday, December 8, 2014

What Do Conservative Christians Want, Anyway?


Cornerstone Church's Rev. John Hagee, who endorsed John McCain during the 2008 presidential race, once said, "As soon as Jesus sits on his throne he’s gonna rule the world with a rod of iron. That means he’s gonna make the ACLU do what he wants them to. That means you’re not gonna have to ask if you can pray in public school. We will live by the law of God and no other law."

This sums up the position of Conservative Christians pretty succinctly, that no matter how our government was founded the Cons want to do it THEIR way.

As we know, American churches have a rather unsavory past when it comes to race...



And not much has changed since then, as we see how Michigan has been transformed into a full-blown theocracy via the American Taliban...

"Thanks GOP! Michigan Is Now a Theocracy and They’re Coming for YOUR State Next!"



"The war on secularism has hit my home state, and soon, it’ll be coming to yours, too, in the wake of the November Republican sweep.

"My state was the birth place of the Republican party, back when they were the good guys — back when they were the party of anti-slavery, when they had a progressive wing that included presidents like Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Michigan has always been seen as a blue state, but the truth is much different: we’re mostly Detroit, Ann Arbor, Bay City, and to a lesser extent, Flint, surrounded by the very worst of Mississippi.


"And the recent house legislation is proof of that. Envious of what their hero Putin’s been able to pull off in Russia, the theocratic Republican party has been pushing the claim that they have theocratic authority over anyone and everyone who’s not interested in playing along with their warped religion hard. House Bill 5958, the ominously named Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is a bill that authorizes Christian extremists to discriminate based on their stunted and atrophied conscience. It grants them free reign to breach the law and the social mores they never respected, giving them the legal room to refuse service, housing, and violate other  citizen’s rights, any rights, if the theocrat feels it violates their 'religious freedom' or objects on 'religious ground...'"

Rightwing ecumenicals aren't the brightest people in the world...

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...so they don't understand this Separation of Church and State thingy:

Photo: Well said. ~Rick

Via Hammer the Gods

And they also don't understand this "racial equality" thing-a-ma-jig either...



But the strangest thing of all about them is that they don't even understand their own manual - the Holy Bible - while they're getting the shaft from the guys they put into office...

"12 Bible Quotes That CONDEMN Republicans While They Cause Millions to Lose Unemployment Benefits."

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"Conservatives love Jesus, the Bible, and pretty much anything that they can twist to justify their hatred and bigotry. Unfortunately, their love for the Bible (or ability to read) does not extend to actually opening it. Thanks to the 'family values' party’s refusal to engage in bipartisan opposition to starvation, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program has expired, taking away much-needed federal aid from over 1.3 million Americans–including the children right wingers demand must be born into the world and veterans conservatives support enthusiastically (until they come home, that is), and the elderly.


"This 'let ‘em starve' mentality is justified in a number of ways in the alternate reality in which conservatives reside.  Most, however, choose the time-tested, tried and true ultimate liberator of guilt for just being a terrible person:  the Holy Bible and its totally, completely white mascot– Jesus..."

And guess who's pushing their buttons?



...and would you like to take a guess as to what they really want?



No matter what the Constitution says!




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The truth of the matter is that the country and its government have been hijacked by the Cons and the religious right in the Class Warfare battle.

No matter that the Conservative leadership claims kinship with the ecumenicals, their private estates - known as the Red States - are the poorest and worst educated among all of the 50 States.

No wonder they're called the American Taliban.

What the Conservative Christians want, they shouldn't get - not in this country, anyway.

But they  CAN be stopped by criminalizing Conservatism. (Joyce, Jnr.)


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"I paint my face and travel at night. You don’t know it’s over until you’re in a
body bag."

Ralph Reed on his prowess as a political operative for the Christian right wing
in 1991.

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