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Heh. Heh heh heh.

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Sounds like good company anyhow. Rebellious women? Sounds fun. Lewd women? Okay, I can deal. Atheists? Well, never knew an atheist who beheaded someone in the name of their god or declared crusade/jihad. Homosexuals? Well, at least Hell will be well decorated and well landscaped. So yeah, I’d be packing my bags. Except for the Mormons. Gotta think about that one.

— Badtux the Easily Amused Penguin

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So, let’s say you’re a CDC scientist studying the effects of the Zika virus on the fetus in an attempt to figure out how to stop it from creating microencephalitic newborns. You turn in a request. It is denied, because you used the forbidden word ‘fetus’.

Or let’s say that you are a CDC scientist looking for evidence-based screening approaches for colon cancer to figure out how best to detect this killer. Does colonoscopy *really* detect more cancers than other approaches to screening for colon cancer? We don’t know yet because the appropriate studies haven’t been done. So you put in a request for a study that will determine evidence-based best practices for colon cancer screening. It is denied because you used the forbidden term ‘evidence-based’.

Let’s say that you’re studying methods for preventing unwanted pregnancies in order to make recommendations to doctors as to how they can help their patients prevent unwanted pregnancies. You request money for a science-based study of the various available techniques available. It is denied because you used the forbidden term ‘science-based’.

And it goes on and on. Various religious extremist groups object to various scientific terms, and thus scientists can’t use those scientific terms. All just part and parcel of the continuing War On Science….

— Badtux the Sad Penguin

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Y’know, before we start talking about putting the Christ back into Christmas, maybe we ought to talk about putting the Christ back into Christians. Because there seems to be a whole lot of “Christians” today who aren’t very much into that whole Christ thing. Whether it’s voting for a pedophile because the pedophile is purportedly a born-again Christian (yeah right), or a teacher persecuting a boy for not being Christian, or this particularly disgusting case, a teacher at a Christian school secretly recording boys in the restroom, seems to be a lot of Christians nowadays who’ve forgotten about that whole Christ thing.

I mean, I haven’t read any passage in the Bible where Jesus Christ says “thou shalt persecute children for their parents’ religious beliefs” and “thou shalt record boys in the boy’s room.” Have you? Instead, all I read is all this hippy dippy stuff about love thy neighbor and even love thy enemy. Not exactly the sort of thing that modern “Christians” seem to do much of.

Yeah, today’s “Christians” annoy me. But that’s because I don’t like hypocrites. And that’s what people are if they profess to be Christian, but don’t really follow the teachings of Christ.

– Badtux the Annoyed Penguin

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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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