Tuesday, May 3, 2016

More stuff from last week

So what else went on last week?

Well, it turns out that the evangelicals have apparently decided to just go ahead and treat Mike Seaver as a legitimate theologian.


For, did not Saint Paul himself posit that. . . whatever Mike's catch phrase was.

During an interview with the Christian Post this week, evangelist nut job Kirk Cameron said that no matter how wives are treated by their husbands they should be submissive and stay in the marriage because God commands it.

No matter how long it's been since your husband had an acting job, or how many thimes you find  Alan Thicke passed out on your couch. Gawd, can you imagine what a nightmare the Growing Pains set must have been with Alan Thicke and this insufferable prick in the same room together? Yechh!

“Wives are to honor and respect and follow their husband’s lead, not to tell their husband how he ought to be a better husband,” Cameron said before claiming that women should know their role so that the marriage can succeed. “When each person gets their part right, regardless of how their spouse is treating them, there is hope for real change in their marriage.”

No exceptions? Not even for. . .


Cuz I gotta say, that looks like grounds for divorce right there.

“A lot of people don’t know that marriage comes with instructions,” he said. “And, we find them right there in God’s word.”

Sure, like for instance in Mark 12:19

Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.


Or I Corinthians 7:1, 8

“It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”

Now to the unmarried[a] and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do.

Or staying in the Book of Corinthians, Chapter 7, verse 28 - 34

From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not. . .
An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided.
And don't get me started on the Old Testament!

Oh, speaking of theology, I want to revisit something that the Oklahoma Republican guy said in yesterday's post:
If we take care of morality, God will take care of the economy.”

Now I'm no fancy big-city theologian like Kirk Cameron, but it seems to me that it might make more sense to let God deal with morality while elected officials handle the economy. The things of this world seem more like the province of politicians than the Almighty, while issues of morality seem better left to God. Morality really falls more under His bailiwick.
Sorry for the digression, it's just that I've been doing this a long time and I've never gotten a chance to use the word "bailiwick." Now I have. And there's a fairly decent chance that I used it correctly. Now back to the week that was last week.

Kirk Cameron wasn't the only religious fanatic to make headlines last week.

Christian Group Admits To Sending Men Into Women’s Bathrooms To Scare You Into Hating Trans People


Oh, but I am, Detective Benson.


Sorry, I haven't seen the show in a while.

Anyway. . .

Apparently the SPLC-designated hate group the American Family Association has been sending men into ladies' restrooms to, um . . . I have no idea what they think they're going to accomplish with this move, but let's have spokesloon Sandy Rios explain:

“I think there’s no question that when you say that there are no barriers in the bathroom,” Rios said, “and that if men or women feel like they are men or women, the opposition of however they are equipped, [sic] and you have no restrictions, the net effect will be that people will not be stopped. We’ve already had people testing this, going into Targets and men trying to go into bathrooms. There is absolutely no barrier.”

“And so the chief concern,” she continued, “even more than just, I think, trauma, certainly for little girls of having men dressed like women coming in their bathrooms, the chief concern of the American Family Association is the predators who will take advantage.”

Speaking of predators, is there any chance you did any sort of background checks on these men that you're sending into womens' restrooms? Because It seems like the kind of guy who would volunteer for this mission is probably the same type of guy that would have the title "youth minister."

You know, the kind of fella that looks a bit like the man in this picture:


This photo is of the group The USA Freedom Kids, who are so young, but already learning how to work the conservative grift.

The USA Freedom Kids, whose 15 minutes are already well past the sell-by date, are mainly known for this:

Now they've already started their own  panhandling Go Fund Me page to try and relieve some right-wing dupes out of their freedom-loving cash.

When we see celebrities "threatening" to leave America if Donald J. Trump is elected, we say to them, in the best of spirits, good bye and good luck.
We've set up this GoFundMe page to raise money to offset their moving expenses when Trump is elected.

The radical anti-Trump celebrities renounced America, they’ve renounced all Americans and, whether or not they realize it, they’ve put a price on OUR country. The rest of us know that freedom is priceless.

A price on our country? What does that even mean? And what exactly is so "radical" about not wanting a thin-skinned tiny-handed juvenile game-show host and conspiracy theorist to be the leader of the Free World?  Wanting things to stay relatively normal is kind of the opposite of radicalism.

The USA Freedom Kids are seeking your support to help fund their travel plans.
Donations to our campaign will pay for moving boxes, moving trucks, freight shipping, and even one-way airplane tickets – FIRST CLASS – to any country they so choose. We’ll even provide limousine transportation to the airport; these are celebrities and they deserve to be treated as such.
We do have terms of service to which they’ll need to agree; including their consent to NOT return to the USA for the 8-year term that Donald Trump will be president.

So, once they raise all this money and trump is not elected President, what then? Or even if, God forbid, Trump does somehow win and no celebrities actually want to leave the country, or even if they do, they're celebrities and therefore pretty rich and don't need your handouts, what happens to all this money? Do the freedom-loving youngsters send it back? Hahahaha!!!  These little junior Palins aren't that dumb! If they do get any donations out of this, they're going to shout FREEEEDOMMMM all the way to the bank!

All this talk about theologians made me think of this song, so by way of apology for the freedom Kids video, here it is: