It must be getting close to election season, the “god guys” are starting to rear their heads. (Or is it the other way around?)
You might remember the last time, when Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum all claimed that YHWH told them to run. You might also remember that every one of them LOST! Which proves that either they’re hearing strange voices in their heads, they’re lying, or Big Daddy is a hell of a practical joker. The question is, who’s the butt of the jokes?
As I said, the self-proclaimed, “god-commissioned” candidates are hearing voices again. Mike “the Huckster” Huckabee is already claiming Big Daddy’s presidential blessing. The Huckster used to be a bible thumper, so I guess he figures he’s got the inside track.
Ben Carson has said “I feel fingers” of God touching me, telling me to run in 2016. (Hmmm, I wonder what part of his body God’s fingers are touching?)
Ted Cruz’ daddy, Rafael, has been spreading the word about Teddy’s mission from God for several years. (I’ve got to do a post on Rafael one of these days. He makes Teddy sound almost sane!) Teddy’s mission supposedly has something to do with his being among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society.
“My son is an anointed King, destined to take control of all sectors of society.”
Ooooh kaaaay, moving right along.
That brings us to the primary target of today’s tirade: The 2nd runner-up in the Alfred E. Neuman Lookalike Contest and current Louisiana Guv, Bobby Jindal.At one time, Brother Bobby was considered an intellectual and a reformer. He even told Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and end “dumbed-down conservatism”.
Well, as the Monkees reminded us back in ’85, “That Was Then, This Is Now“!
Last Saturday (1/24/15) Bobby hosted the American Family Association’s “The Response: A Call To Prayer For a Nation In Crisis” prayer rally at Louisiana State University. (I guess if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.)
This was the same venue that Rick Perry used to kick off his Presidential pipe dream in 2011. Although Cuzin Ricky packed in over 35,000, Brother Bobby ran several thousand short of the rally’s 13,215 butt capacity. (In his own state?)
Evangelicals love “born again” stories, and Bobby’s right up their back alley! He was born Hindu and converted to Christianity. A major portion of his speech concerned his “journey into the light”. This was accompanied by slams on other faiths of course. (Always a big hit with the “Religious Wrong”.)
European “no-go zones” got an airing along with the threat that they were comin’ to “Murica” because Obama. He also gave an update on the War of the Gods:
“Our God wins!”
Ok, so a “C” list presidential candidate gives a speech before a religious group. So what!
As my grand-pappy used to say.
“If you want to know who somebody is, know who their friends are.”
So, let’s take a look at who Brother Bobby has gotten into bed with. The sponsors of this shindig, the American Family Association is a pseudo “Christian” organization that has been labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center with good reason.
Here are a few examples of why:
“Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews.”
“But by the time of the founding until the late 20th Century, homosexual activity was a felony in the United States of America, there is no reason why it cannot be a criminal offense once again, absolutely none.”
“Muslims, by custom and religion, are simply unwilling to integrate into cultures with Western values and it is folly to pretend otherwise. In fact, they remain dedicated to subjecting all of America to sharia law and are working ceaselessly until that day of Islamic imposition comes.”
On Native Americans:
“Many of the tribal reservations today remain mired in poverty and alcoholism because many native Americans continue to cling to the darkness of indigenous superstition instead of coming into the light of Christianity and assimilating into Christian culture.”
“Welfare has destroyed the African-American family by telling young black women that husbands and fathers are unnecessary and obsolete. Welfare has subsidized illegitimacy to offering financial rewards to women who have more children out of wedlock. We have incentivized fornication rather than marriage and it’s no wonder we are now awash in the disastrous social consezuences of people who rut like rabbits.”
On the 1st Amendment:
“I have contended for years that the First Amendment, as give by the Founders, provides religious liberty protections for Christianity only.”
All-in-all, that doesn’t sound like a mission from the “God” I learned about in Sunday School.
And, one final quote from an “A” list Founding Father:
“History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose.”— Thomas Jefferson letter to Baron von Humboldt, (1813)