Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Headlines that are actually not from the Onion, I swear.

Kasich Proposes New Government Agency To Promote Judeo-Christian Values

Um. . . why?

As part of a broad national security plan to defeat ISIS, Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich proposed creating a new government agency to push Judeo-Christian values around the world.



That'll totally help defeat ISIS.

Because. . . um. . . nobody will fight harder to defeat ISIS than people who belivev in turn the other cheek? And beating swords into plowshares?

Of course, is there really any such thing as Judeo-Christian values? I mean, Jesus is all "love your enemies" and "do good to those who do evil to you," and the Old Testament is all like:

Deuteronomy 20:17

17 but vyou shall devote them to complete destruction,1 the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, as the Lord your God has commanded,

Numbers 31:7-18

They fought against Midian, as the Lord commanded Moses, and killed every man. . . . The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder. 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps. . . . 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—who returned from the battle.
15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. . .  17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

So, I'm not really sure which type of values you're going to choose to promote.
You know, to defeat ISIS.

The new agency, which he hasn't yet named, would promote a Jewish- and Christian-based belief system to four regions of the world: China, Iran, Russia and the Middle East.

Um, you know China has nothing to do with ISIS, right? And you do know that Iran is majority Shia', and ISIS is not only Suni, but made up largely of former soldiers from Sadam's army who fought a long, ugly war against Iran, so there's no way in Hell that Iran would ever support ISIS? I mean, you have to know that, right? I know that and I'm just some guy. You think you're qualified to be President and you don't know this?

"We need to beam messages around the world" about the freedoms Americans enjoy, Kasich said in an interview with NBC News Tuesday. "It means freedom, it means opportunity, it means respect for women, it means freedom to gather, it means so many things.

Wait. Judeo-Christian values means "respect for women?"

Ephesians 5:22

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

1 Timothy 2:11-12 

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[a] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her.

Deuteronomy 21:10-13

10 When you go to war against your enemies and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, 11 if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife. 12 Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails 13 and put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.

So anyway. . . I assume Kasich had to defend this proposal from his opponents who surely pointed out that this is about as blatant a violation of the seperation of church and state as could be imagined.

He defended creating a new government agency at a time when fellow Republican presidential candidates discuss eliminating government agencies to making the government smaller. 

 Oh, fer fuck sake!

That's the issue? That's the problem you're seeing here?  The cost? You want to have the United States government actively promote religion to people in other countries who, by the way, are going to see this as an admission on our part that we do see the "War on Terror" as a battle between our Christianity and their Islam which can't possibly be at all helpful, and you're worried that people might think it's too expensive or that it doesn't fit in with your insane anti-government dogma?

Thank God this guy has no chance of ever being President!