Brother Salvador Alvarez of Stedfast Baptist Church in Oklahoma City is enraged because LGBTQ Americans aren’t being executed, which he says is in keeping with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
According to Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Atheist, Alvarez was preaching on Sunday when he made his hateful remarks, telling the congregation:
Yes, they most certainly will, because everyone is supposed to be equal and entitled to equal protection under the law. I guess Brother Salvador hasn’t had time to read the Constitution. Either that or he read it and is too damn stupid to understand what it says.
Alvarez then spelled out exactly what he had in mind for the LGBTQ community:
As if that’s not bad enough, Alvarez even had the nerve to compare himself to Jesus as he suggested that executions also be used for anyone who commits adultery:
Is that right? Well, how about what Romans 12:19 has to say on the subject on vengeance? It says:
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Sounds like God has the punishment angle covered. There’s no need for any of us to take up arms and kill those we disagree with. We tried that during the Crusades and the only thing that accomplished was making everyone else hate Christians for being intolerant asshats.
Salvador Alvarez is a fake Christian. He claims to be a disciple of Jesus, but he sounds more like Hitler than the Prince of Peace.
In today’s GOP, there’s a rush by many of the supposedly “up and coming” political figures to go to the extreme right so rapidly that it’s a wonder they’re not all wearing neck braces from the freaking whiplash.
Since it remains unclear if failed, one-term former President Donald Trump will still be a free man three years from now, focus has turned to three Republican governors — Ron DeSantis of Florida, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Kristi Noem of South Dakota — as the “future” of the far right, and now that triumvirate is trying to outdo each other in a desperate attempt to be the most hardline and fascist of the bunch.
DeSantis has made his name by refusing to do everything to fight COVID-19 in the Sunshine State. Abbott, on the other hand, just signed the most extreme piece of anti-choice legislation in the country, making him the darling of the evangelical wing of the GOP.
Noem, however, appears to have taken a page from both DeSantis and Abbott, blocking mask requirements in her state, vowing to take legal action against President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate executive order, and now suggesting that mandatory prayer in schools can solve what ails the her state and the country.
In a recent interview, according to Right Wing Watch, Noem had this to say about making kids pray:
“We’ve seen our society, our culture, degrade as we’ve removed God out of our lives…. When I was growing up, we spent every Sunday, every night, every Wednesday night in church. Our church family was a part of our life. We read the Bible every day, as a family, together…. I don’t know if families do that as much anymore, and those Biblical values are learned in the family, and they’re learned in church…. We in South Dakota have decided to take action to really stand for Biblical principles…. I have legislation I’ll be proposing this year that will allow us to pray in schools again.”
Here’s the thing that Gov. Noem conveniently neglected to mention: Kids can already pray in school. Voluntary prayer has never been banned in schools. Only mandatory prayer, which raises another question: Who will lead these prayers? Will there only be Christian prayers, or will Jewish and Muslim prayers also be offered up on a rotating basis? And what about kids who come from families that are agnostic or atheist. Do they have to sit and listen to a prayer, too?
Gov. Noem (just like DeSantis and Abbott) is overlooking the massive public health crisis in her state and trying to change the subject. It remains to be seen if voters at a national level will fall for this deadly bait and switch. If they do, all the prayer in the world won’t be able to save this country.
Just outside the small Georgia town of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, a new billboard has been put up that compares failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump to the son of God, Jesus Christ.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Fort Oglethorpe is located in North Georgia, and the town is part of Georgia’s 14th congressional district, which is represented by none other than Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R), who is fond of misquoting the Bible and using religion as a cudgel against her opponents.
Comparing Trump to Jesus is not only sacrilegious, it’s also the ultimate in hypocrisy considering that the Donald is probably the most immoral man to ever hold the office of president. He has been accused of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault by dozens of women and even admitted that he was sexually attracted to his daughter, Ivanka, when she was only 13 years old.
Twitter users were eager to comment on the absurdity of the Georgia billboard:
Here’s a bit of scripture that seems more relevant than ever in light of this ridiculous billboard:
Proving yet again that many Republicans in Congress either haven’t read the U.S. Constitution or read it and didn’t comprehend a word it says, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is urging Christians to help her “remove” President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris because the church should always have authority over the government.
Speaking over the weekend at a conference hosted by the right-wing Truth & Liberty Coalition at Charis Bible College in Woodland Park, Colorado, Right Wing Watch reports, Boebert began her rant by demanding that Biden and Harris be impeached:
“We cannot take another 18 months, we cannot take another three years of this poor, failed leadership. We are sons and daughters of revolutionaries. They went to battle for a lot less. They took a stand for a lot less. And it’s time we get involved. I need you involved in every local level. I need you speaking up. I need the world to hear your voice. You know the word of God, and you know that there is power in your words, that the world was framed by words. You have the Lord God Almighty on your side. I need you to use your voice and speak.”
And then Boebert declared that the government must do whatever the church wants:
From beyond the grave, Thomas Jefferson responds to Lauren Boebert, having written in 1802:
“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
The name “God,” it should be noted, is not found anywhere in the Constitution. Not even once. That’s how seriously the Founding Fathers took the idea that religion and government should be separated.
As for Boebert’s absurd call for Biden and Harris to be impeached, that’s just sour grapes because her real Lord and Savior, Donald Trump, was impeached twice, the only man in U.S. history to carry that dubious distinction.
If Lauren Boebert wants to live in a theocracy, there are planes leaving most airports that will take her to Iran or Saudi Arabia. And almost no one back here in the U.S. will miss her.
You’ve probably never heard of Hank Kunneman, a right-wing pastor who bills himself as a “prophet” who predicted Donald Trump would win the 2020 election in a landslide.
When Trump lost to President Joe Biden, according to Right Wing Watch, Kunneman began claiming the election had been stolen from the failed, twice-impeached former president and proclaiming that God will “stand with” those who continue to support the most immoral man to ever be elected to the White House.
On Sunday, Kunneman was in rare form, insisting that “anyone with a brain” can see that Trump was victorious:
Why did Biden declare victory? That’s when you have to break out a tinfoil hat to even begin to follow the “logic” Kunneman employs:
So the devil is stronger than Kunneman’s god? If so, that’s not much of a deity the religious extremists are worshiping.
Hell is working to make us all blind to the truth, Kunneman continued, almost frothing at the mouth with each word he uttered:
The most powerful reason Trump must be reinstated, Kunneman added, is that if he isn’t, Democrats and the left (allied with Satan and Hell) are going to start taking your kids away from you and raping your wife:
Really? Well, Trump led the effort to get the COVID vaccine made in record time. Does that mean he’s working with the devil?
Oh, and as for taking your kids out of your home and raping your wife, it’s safe to bet Trump would be in favor of that, too. After all, he was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl with Jeffrey Epstein and once admitted that he was sexually attracted to his own daughter, Ivanka, when she was underage.
Also, let’s not forget that 26 women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, including rape.
Here’s a prophecy for Hank Kunneman: If you support a man as evil as Donald Trump, then you’re not much of a “Christian.” You’re just another con man trying to make a buck in the name of the only god you actually worship: The Almighty Dollar.