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A blog post written on the website of the Christian Men’s Defense League — yes, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of white American Christian men is apparently a thing — blames Mitt Romney’s loss Tuesday night on what the author brilliantly coins “the slut vote.”
Hat tip to Gawker for finding the cached version of this post, as it was quickly locked down post-publishing. You can view snippets of all of author “BSkillet’s” witticisms HERE.
Most disturbing in this man’s tirade against so-called “sluts” — and trust me, there’s a lot in there to creep us out — is that he is doing so from a Christian perspective. The banner of the blog cites Psalm 144:1, “Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.”
The verse of choice is interesting, to say the least. I usually cringe when I hear terms like “war on religion,” “war on women,” etc., but if anyone is waging it, it’s this guy.
There is so much here that completely defies logic, but I thought I’d pull out a couple of gems for our review.
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Tell the candidates that we need a plan to address the nearly half of the American population who are at or below the poverty line (defined as $23,050 for a family of four).
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I remember my dad apologizing (kind of) to my mom for staying up til all hours watching football and basketball games.
So it goes …
I have to apologize to my husband for staying up to watch political conventions.
“It is amazing that loving our neighbor is such a radical statement, as it is foundational to the teachings of Jesus,” said Rev. Steve Jerbi, pastor of All Peoples Church, which has been actively involved in responding to the shooting at the gurdwara. “Yet, the walls of division, fear, and even just knowing our neighbors is too often our reality. This statement reminds us, in light of both tragedy and in everyday life, that we are called to love our neighbors. This is a chance for Christians to continue to express not just our sympathy, but our love for sisters and brothers in the Sikh community.”
On one side: boycott everything whose owner you have a philosophical or religious disagreement with on a personal level. But really do it. Sure it’s easy enough to shun fast food, but enough research will likely prove that our American dream to be comfortable far outweighs our attention span. (Please excuse my cynicism, and please let me know if any of you are successful in this endeavor. I’ll tip my hat to you.)
Of course, it cuts both ways. Extremism comes in a variety of political preferences, so I’ll throw this out there as well: No, there is not a “war on religion” in the United States.
Language like that is offensive on a lot of levels. First of all, it is insulting to those engaging — and dying in —actual war, genocide, and ethnic conflict. Secondly, there are real, egregious violations of religious freedom throughout the world that we Americans — as we pass by more flavors of churches than fried chicken chains on Main Street — find difficult to fathom.
Today, the State Department released its 2011 International Religious Freedom Report. It lists the continued imprisonment of Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in Iran, the crackdown on house churches and Tibetan self-immolations in China, and the targeting of churches in Syria’s attacks against its own people.
“… too many people live under governments that abuse or restrict freedom of religion. People awaken, work, suffer, celebrate, raise children, and mourn unable to follow the dictates of their faith or conscience,” the report reads.
These violations of religious freedom are about life and death — not fried chicken.
Sometimes people are so ignorant there are just no words.
Last week, a group of Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) drew widespread condemnation from both sides of the aisle for the loosely sourced contention that Huma Abedin, the Muslim-American wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
McCain stronglypushed backagainst this charge, taking to the Senate floor to call the allegations “nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman.”
Wes Harris, the founder and chairman of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, now says McCain’s words have given him grounds to mount an effort to unseat the longtime senator.
In an interview with theArizona Capitol Times, Harris called McCain an “embarrassment,” before laying out a variety of unapologetic anti-Islamic sentiments.
“Have you ever read the Quran? I suggest you do so, because anyone that is a Muslim is a threat to this country, and that’s a fact,” Harris told theTimes. “There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. If they are Muslim they have to follow the Quran. That’s their religion and that’s their doctrine.”
Father Joe Maier on the issue of providing condoms, given the Vatican’s stance on it
Loud booing erupted after the Republican presidential candidate promised to repeal President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation. Romney was forced to pause by the rejection of his statement, and also faced loud booing when he insisted that the President is incapable of solving our economic problems. “If I am president, job one for me will be creating jobs. I have no hidden agenda,” said Romney, adding, “If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him.” (Photo via Reuters) source