And the Batshit Crazy Just Goes On and On...

Thursday, August 27, 2009
If it's not the birthers screeching like rhesus monkeys about how the President's not a U.S. citizen and should be IMPREACHED, goddamit, and if it's not Palin and her reprobate cronies running all over town with their pants on fire squawking about OBAMA'S DEATH PANELS, then it's some so-called Christian wackadoodle praying for the President's death like Obama's the Pharaoh and they're convinced his death is the only way they're going to be LET GO.*

The latest batshit crazy is courtesy of one Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ. His congregant, the clearly nutso Chris Broughton, was one of the dipshits who brought their AR15 to the president's appearance earlier this week. Because apparently appearing with an automatic rifle at a presidential appearance really just shows what a fine, upstanding American you are, not that you'd have any ill intent, or anything. Grassy knoll? I don't know anything about any grassy knoll. You crazy kids.

And it turns out that Pastor Anderson is just as wacky. In his sermon, he contended that "I don't obey Barack Obama. And I'd like Barack Obama to melt like a snail tonight." The name of the sermon? "Why I Hate Barack Obama." He has also readily admitted that he "pray[s] for Barack Obama to die and go to hell."

Um, yeah. Hypocrite much, you insane motherfucker?

Now, I'm not a Christian, and I've never pretended to be one. But I know a lot of them. I have friends who are Christian, and family members, too. Decent people all, and some of them are genuinely concerned about the direction the President is taking us, and are actively working to ensure his policies are replaced with solutions that suit them better. And that's the way it's supposed to work. This is a democracy, and as Ursula Hegi notes, "early dissent is essential to democracy." People of good conscience can disagree about the appropriate policy to address specific problems, and still behave in a moral and justifiable way.

But none of the Christians I know actively pray for someone else's death and justify it with their faith. Doing so would place them firmly in the realm of the hypocritical, batshit crazies, where apparently Pastor Anderson is vying for kingship along with Wiley Drake.

Christian? I think not.

Paging the Secret Service...


*As opposed to getting Uncle Joe as their new President, which is what would, you know, actually happen. But that's confusing the issue with FACTS and CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. We don't abide by that HIGH-FALUTIN' STUFF 'ROUND HERE.


H/T to my old pal Hot Chick Kathee Jones, who used to sit next to me in Mr. Weatherbee's art class. When I attended, that is. Which wasn't often. I was such a slacker in high school, but Kathee liked me anyway.

6 comments:

vince said...

I saw that earlier today. What a despicable ass!

Anne C. said...

And this? is why I avoid watching the news.

Steve Buchheit said...

We're slowly approaching a time where it will be necessary to clear the temple of the money changers again.

mom in northern said...

Way past time to chlorinate the gene pool.

brenda113 said...

It is good to know that, as the Bible (and other wisdom books) point out, those who live by the sword, die by the sword.
In other words, if they are praying for his death and going to hell, then this is where they will end up.
And him? He has nothing to do with their actions. His destiny is his own to make.

Janiece said...

You said it, Brenda.

The thing I don't get is the utter hypocrisy of these people.

Just. Don't. Get. It.