Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Shorter Right-Wing Plea: "Please Go Burn Down These Churches."

The New Hampshire Council of Churches is concerned a list of so-called "woke" churches could be used to target those with inclusive beliefs.

The list of New Hampshire churches singles out congregations that have displayed rainbow symbols, condemned racism or supported COVID mitigation measures, among other things. The libertarian Free State Project shared the list on Twitter last week.

In a statement Tuesday, the Council of Churches expressed concern that certain churches could be harassed because of their beliefs, noting that “hate and white supremacist activity” has been occurring in New Hampshire.

Let's be clear on this: The use of the term "woke" by the Right has become a codeword of hate. You rarely hear people on the other side of the spectrum using the term nowadays, for they know that it has become the latest brickbat of the far-Right. It's all as Lee Atwater once explained.[1]

By now, it's become clear to anyone who is not a tRumpanzee that there is a bunch of loons with guns[2] who are ready and able to act on those codewords to terrorize people. If it happens to any of those churches, you can bet your next paycheck that those "libertarians" will express shock and horror.[3] On one level, they might even believe it, but deep down, you have to know that they'll be smiling after the fire's put out.
[1] The late, legendarily brutal campaign consultant Lee Atwater explains how Republicans can win the vote of racists without sounding racist themselves:
You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger."
[2] Or cans of gasoline and a lighter.
[3] It's also clear, now, that the Right's commitment to free speech has been, as always, limited to saying things that they approve of. Just like their concept of freedom of religion only extend to the churches of the Christian Taliban.


Ten Bears said...

Gosh, and to think that not too long ago I admonished to restrain my eagerness to burn churches as it would feed the repubescents' persecution complex.

You want to solve the problem? Burn the bars; burn the banks, the bibles, the churches ...

Eck! said...
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Eck! said...

A list of offensive churches as deemed by the ultra right
religionists who claim they are being persecuted.

How charming!

Seems if you are not with them, you are judged to be
against them and their religious freedom means they can:

Shake, break, burn, maim, kill, dox, harass, assault, and
the big one, persecute them.

Friends, we have a problem with displayed hypocrisy.

The freedoms have limits that do not include forcing
people to believe your tripe. They are free to accept
or reject as they see fit.

Don't like it, well no one is forcing it on you.


DTWND said...

Seems these "Christians" are behaving exactly how THEY claimed the followers of Islam were a few short years ago. Remember?

And the loon from Colorado claims the Constitution does NOT provide for separation of church and state. Like she ever actually read the document.