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So, there’s been lots of necklace-wringing lately about how the evangelical Right has been “corrupted” by Trumpism. As Justin Rosaria points out, the evangelical Right were terrible people well before Trump came along. Thing is, he doesn’t go back far enough. Not by far enough by any means.

The Southern Baptist Convention was created in order to defend slavery as “biblically correct.”

That’s not my opinion. That’s a matter of historical fact that can be easily verified by looking at the original charter of the SBC and as much as admitted in 1995 when the SBC issued an apology for defending slavery. That is the Original Sin behind modern conservative evangelical churches: Most of them split off from liberal evangelical churches in order to defend slavery.

My point is that an institution that was founded to defend evil is always going to be stained by that evil, regardless of how many apologies they issue. Words are cheap. If all you do is bend knee and proclaim Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, but then get up and don’t try to live like Jesus, you didn’t *really* accept Jesus — you just hypocritically muttered some words. Or as Jesus said in Luke 6:49: “But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation.”

The SBC and their fellow brethren claim to have heard His words, but I will believe they have accepted them only when I see acts that reflect such. And I haven’t seen such acts. Just words.

— Badtux the Religion Penguin

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Right wing terrorists blow up a bomb at a Minnesota mosque.

But hey, we should deport all the Muslims because they’re all terrorists who bomb shit.

Hypocrites, much?

– Badtux the Deplorable-people-smellin’ Penguin

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So says Trump’s nominee for a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

I… have no more words to say. This… DINGBAT… is going to get rubber-stamped by the Republican Senate. And is going to be enforcing religious orthodoxy — her *specific* ultra-conservative religious orthodoxy — for the rest of her life.

We are so fucked.

– Badtux the

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F-35 fighter in its natural habitat


Which, it turns out, is a huge amount:

“They spend how much on transgender medical services? $8.4 million? My God that’s like four screws and a couple of bolts on my ejection seat,” the F-35 told reporters, in between sips of cognac during its lunch break. “I’m so glad Trump is ending this disgraceful waste of military spending.”

Yeppers, Teh Donald fucked over his queer supporters today, banning transgender troops because of “tremendous healthcare costs”. Which, as the F-35 above points out, is such a huge amount that it could pay for four screws and a couple of bolts on a F-35’s ejection seat.

So much for the notion that Trump wasn’t going to govern as a right-wing religious zealot…

– Badtux the “Wow, what a stupid excuse!” Penguin

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I mean, it looks like it’s going bankrupt, big-time. It lost all its funding from the state government, isn’t pulling in enough funding at the gate to keep the doors, and had to re-classify itself as a religious not-for-profit because it couldn’t afford to pay its taxes. It looks like Ken Ham’s scam is insolvent and soon to go out of business.

What to do once Hamm has to declare bankruptcy and the Ark is sold off? Who should buy it? What do you do with a building purpose-built as an ark, anyhow?

I have a suggestion that’s wicked: some of our richest gay people in the entertainment industry, like David Geffen and Ellen Degeneres, ought to buy it up and turn it into … a gay nightclub. I’m sure it’d be *fabulous*!

Think about it! It’d be *truly* a place for encounters there. All of Kentucky’s closeted gay politicians could meet there and say “we’re just going to the Ark Encounter, y’all, don’t mind us!”.

Heck, they wouldn’t even have to remove all the displays to turn it into a gay nightclub. I understand that the younger set would find it all “ironic”. And fabulous.

“Where’d you meet your boyfriend, John?”

“Oh, I met him by the statue of Jesus riding a dinosaur at the Ark Encounter!”

Bwhahahaha! Ken Hamm would die of embarrassment!

– Badtux the Easily Amused Penguin

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Thinking about buying a new camera from this New York City mail order emporium?

B&H Photo workers strike on May Day to protest their jobs moving to New Jersey.

Last year B&H Photo’s warehouse workers voted to unionize. This was after the DOJ sued B&H a *second* time for discrimination against the Hispanic warehouse workers. In retaliation and in order to break the union, B&H is moving the warehouse to a location in New Jersey far from public transit. Note that, like most New Yorkers, most of B&H’s warehouse workers don’t have cars — there’s no need for one in New York City, the subway gets you there faster.

Note that B&H has also been sued (and settled) for discrimination against women. This company seems to be run by right-wing religious kooks with weird notions about women and about people who don’t belong to their religion, and should be avoided like all other companies run by right-wing religious kooks (thinking Hobby Lobby and Carls Jr./Hardees offhand).

I’m buying my new camera from Adorama instead. Whose owners btw are of the same religion as B&H, but they don’t seem to take it to the level of kookery like Bigots & Haters does.

– Badtux the Camera Penguin

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That’s what a survey just found — the majority of Republicans, 58% of’em, think higher education is bad for America. ‘Cause it teaches you that thare book larnin’, not, like, Bible larnin’. Why, you might even stop thinking that the world is flat and an invisible sky demon makes the Sun rise every morning if you got too much of that thare book larnin’.

Now, you might say, what about the America that send men to the Moon and such? How we gonna do shit like that again if we don got no edumacation? But look. We don’t need colleges here in the United States anymore, ’cause we can hire them thare edumacated dot-heads and chinks to do all that nerd work now, and they cain’t vote ’cause they ain’t citizens so they ain’t gonna be votin’ fer school bored members that let that thare evil “science” and “history” stuff into our classrooms. When everbody in this here cuntry gets Bible Studies all school year long (all five days long of it after the budget cuts come through, ’cause we’uns need tax brakes for our bajillionaire job creators, y’all!), then it’s gone be a Christian nation, like, again, or maybe for the first time if them LIE-berals wuz correct about how our founding fathers wuz Deists rather than Christians but hey, everbody knows them thare lie-berals, they’uns LIE.

And when them thare lie-berals say that our glorious leaders are sociopathic lizard people who view us as prey rather than as people and ain’t got our best interests in their hearts by telling us that this hare edumacation stuff is overrated… well, them thare lie-berals just bein’ mean, y’all. That’s all. ‘Cuz Big Brother loves me, I know it’s true, ‘cuz the television, it says so too, just like my preacher man. So thare!

— Bubba the Suthern Penguin

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