Thursday, November 14, 2013

Palins' Papal Pronouncements, David Barton's insanity defense and right-wing religious persecution

Palin declared she's worried Pope Francis sounded kind of liberal, "[H]e's had some statements that to me sounded kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me."

Of course, she's taken aback. Palin is a Real American and all real americans know that liberal is a dirty word. Why doesn't Il Papa know this?

Sarah Palin is not a Catholic. Yet, as with every issue, the only thing that is important is that the Right-Wing gets to excrete their ignorant bigotry.

No matter the issue, no matter the person, no matter their office, their achievements or accomplishments, if someone doesn't conform to right-wing orthodoxy then they are too be shunned and destroyed.

The Right incorporates a culture of absolute disrespect towards those who stray from their toxic mix of power apologia, pettiness, bigotry and oppression.

It doesn't matter if it's Pope Francis, Pat Tillman, a Postal Employee or President Obama, right-wingers are feces flinging fact-free fanatics, who only show respect for an individual if they espouse the proper right-wing rhetoric.
“I think this administration has a very narrow view of the First Amendment, that first freedom, the freedom of religion,” Family Research Council Tony Perkins explained. “I think they see religious freedom as fine with it as long as it’s in the four walls of a church. But if it comes into workplace, the marketplace, if it comes into the public square, it’s not welcome.”
This is exactly correct. Your weird beliefs are not welcome in the public square or the workplace, Mr. Perkins. You want to praise jesus? You want to adhere to the christian faith? Fine. But, you don't get to enforce your religious precepts onto others.

But, we've seen over and over and over again, that Religious Zealots don't want Freedom of Religion they want the Freedom to impose their religion on everyone else.
"I’m proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our state," Texas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry said. "Freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom from religion."
Part of the fight over coverage in the ACA is the fight of fanatics to force their beliefs on other people.
A business owner may be a Christian Scientist who doesn't believe in blood transfusions or antibiotics, but because the ACA provides coverage for those treatments the business owner doesn't get to veto coverage for his employee.
And if you think I'm creating an unfair strawman argument, religious wacko David Barton, truly believes that Veterans suffering from PTSD shouldn't get any medical or psychiatric treatment.
David Barton knows that if the returning Veteran truly believed in christ, he wouldn't have any problems. From Rawstory:
In a Veteran’s Day appearance on Believer’s Voice of Victory, televangelist Kenneth Copeland told "historian" David Barton that Numbers 32 said that soldiers “shall return and be guiltless before the Lord” and that meant that they wouldn’t have PTSD. 
"You don’t take drugs to get rid of it, it doesn’t take psychology; that promise right there will get rid of it,” he said, pointing at the Bible. 
"What we’re talking about, getting rid of the PTSD, guys who have been through battle, they need to understand that soldier’s promise, you come back guiltless before God and the nation," Barton agreed. 
"You’re on an elevated platform up here, you’re a hero, you’re put in the faith hall of fame if you take this [Bible],” he added. "We used to in the pulpit understand the difference between a just war and an unjust war. And there’s a biblical difference, and when you do it God’s way, not only are you guiltless for having done that, you’re esteemed.”
For a long, long time the Right has had total dominion over religious voters. But, as the Holy Spirit moves through Pope Francis expect an upswing of catholic bashing routinely witnessed in American history. As Right-Wingers continue to lash out at those who don't conform to the conservative values of bigotry, oppression, hatred and subjugation.


the yellow fringe said...

Turning on the Pope as an enemy is an easy reach, a natural, for the evangiliclowns. The earliest days of the KKK were devoted to 1) ridding the south of the new wave of black owned businesses and black politician, 2) catholics. Haters cast a wide net, and some targets repeat.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Yellow fringe,

I was always surprised to find catholics who supported virulent anti-catholic right-wingers. It's a testament to conservative propaganda that they have been able to use abortion in order to sway catholics to voting with their calvinist-based inhuman, anti-poor, pro-murder agenda.

Anonymous said...

Kind odd for Grunge to complain about bigotry when he goes on other blogs and engages in racist bashing of Chinese and Indonesian people.

Grunge, you are a liar. The "propaganda" you refer to is merely facts you disagree with. The Left is far more bigoted and anti-poor than the Right is, in so many areas. Including abortion, which the Left sells so much on the need to kill children in poor families for the crime of being "unwanted".

Grung_e_Gene said...

You are full of shit Anonymous. Post anything from these unnamed blogs where I did the actions you claim. Or to be more accurate you outright lie about.

Do the world a favor and suck start your firearm. You and the conservative movement you champion are destroying the world and the nation.

Syrbal/Labrys said...

My eldest son got a crock of that religious crap from an Army "counselor"….who told him he didn't need psychology, he just needed Jesus. And oh, yes, a prescription of Valium. My boy tore up the prescription dropped it on the desk and told him to keep Jesus, too.

Dervish Sanders said...

Money must serve, not rule! ... I exhort you to generous solidarity and to the return of economics and finance to an ethical approach which favors human beings ~ Pope Francis

Sounds liberal to me. I'm surprised more Conservatives are not denouncing this pope.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Dervish Sanders,

I just located your comment in blogger suspension. But, be surprised no more! Because the right-wing anti-catholic slanders on the Pope are beginning to pick up steam.

It'll be interesting to see right-wing nut jobs have o choose between mammon and the vicar of christ.

I have no doubt scum like SC Justice A Scalia and Faux Noise Bill O'Reilly choosing money over the Pope but the real test will be amongst regular American Catholics who will be stunned to see their erstwhile "brethren" slandering them, the pope and church.