Today was a great day for watching high RWA Christians in their natural habitat. For bait we had the two most recent rulings by the Supreme Court . . . the one that gutted legislation that was designed to provide assurance that "even the least of these" would not have their right to vote hampered or restricted and the one that invalidated DOMA.
There was all kinds of wailing and gnashing of teeth after the ruling on DOMA was announced . . . Of course, Michele Bachmann had something to say:
Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted.
Despite the Establishment Clause, she is perfectly happy to have laws passed that are based purely and solely on religious grounds and she is very unhappy when those laws are declared unconstitutional. But she gets mightily upset when she encounters laws that would seem to conflict with her
beliefs . . . Even if those laws do not directly affect her ability to live her life the way she sees fit. She has no qualms at all about imposing her beliefs on others and is not willing to allow others to live their lives according to their beliefs even if they don't affect her. She has no respect whatsoever for others. She is a bully, and she does so in the name of god. She is by no means by herself . . . this example was just low-hanging fruit.
Lets hear next from Bishop Anne Gimenez, Rock Church, Virginia Beach.
We’re disappointed in the court’s ruling in what we feel is a biblical issue, defined by the Bible. [Emphasis mine.] We feel the court cannot find a better definition than God has given in His word: one man and one woman… It’s not a victory because there is quite a majority against it. That the court cannot move above the will of the people doesn’t seem to enter into their decisions. I’m surprised at their audacity and ashamed that America has come this low in our moral standards.
Here we have it then. There is no possible interpretation of what Bishop Gimenez is saying but that the reason she is upset is that the issue is a biblical one and that "God has given in his word . . ." That is as bald and blatant a violation of the Establishment Clause as any I've ever seen. Memo to Bishop Giminez: My freedom of religion is also my freedom from
your religion. How is it that you feel you have every right in the world to impose your beliefs on others and not accord others the respect of their beliefs that you demand
of them. This is a grown-up world, Bishop. You get the respect you give. You can take your beliefs and your morals and shove them where the sun don't shine.
Rather than beating a dead horse, I'll stop here and just say to all of you sanctimonious, self-congratulating, busybody, stick-your-nose-in-everybody-else's-business, blustering, bullying people who call themselves "Christians," you're not. Listen to what The Rev. Rob Schenck had to say when warning that Christians should expect a backlash:
The script's already been written: Christians are mean, angry, bigoted, narrow-minded ugly people. That's the stereotype. We need to do what we can to defeat that stereotype.
Yea, veriily, Brother! He's got it to a T. I couldn't have said it better myself. So get your
god out of peoples' bedrooms, their vaginas and their politics. We are all grown up here. Each of us has his or her religious beliefs and relationships with the universe. We each have the right to our beliefs and value systems. You Prunella Pecksniffs can either get over it or get off the bus.
I left the short rant for last. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision on voting rights, all of the ALEC dittoheads in the South are now set to do as much damage as possible to the electoral process. Not that it will have any effect at all (hence this being in a rant on hypocrisy), but I would like to remind all of the good a**hole redneck Christians who vote in favor of these bills of what Jesus is quoted as having said in Matthew 25:45 -
And he will answer, "I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me." - New Living Translation
Just sayin' . . .