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GOP Religion WTF?!

S. Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Wants To Replace Health Guidelines With Mandatory School Prayer

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.

 

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Religion Right Wing Morons WTF?!

Right-Wing Pastor: The Left Will ‘Take Your Kids’ And ‘Rape Your Wife’ If Trump Isn’t Reinstated

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:

“President Trump, it’s clearly evident that he won the election. Anybody with a brain can see on the night of the election he was winning by a clear indication that that’s where the election was going. Why in Hell—it’s not a cuss word, I’m talking about a location and an agenda—why would you stop everything and have a guy who was supposed to be—he’s our pretendant, number 46—[he] gets up and starts announcing that he won when the numbers at that time didn’t reflect it?”

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:

“They did it because they got nervous because all of their Dominion machines were messing up, they stopped the election. Who does that? OK, get a brain? Do you really think that there’s not an agenda? Get a brain? Why did they try so many times to impeach this guy? Because the devil doesn’t want this man to represent us.”

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 bottom line is we need the rightful president in position of power. It has to be settled because here’s what the woke culture wants: They want you to ignore the 2020 election, and they want you to ignore the fact that President Trump really did win by a landslide, and it’s proven, and it’s going to continue to be proven. … Do we just ignore it? That’s what they want you to do. This evil agenda that Hell has, they want you to ignore it.”

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:

“He has to be reinstated Why? Because he legally won, he righteously won. … If you ignore it, then it’s saying that they can get by with anything. What next? They’re already trying to force a vaccination that they don’t even know if it works. What next? Shut your churches down? Take your kids out of your home? Rape your wife? Put you in a concentration camp? Who knows?”

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.

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Coronavirus GOP Religion WTF?!

GOP Gov. Of Mississippi: There’s No Need To Fear COVID Because ‘Eternal Life’ Awaits

Mississippi recently reached a dubious milestone: Surpassing the state of New York in total COVID-19 deaths per capita.

But according to Gov. Tate Reeves (R), people in his state aren’t very worried because they have their religious faith to comfort them, according to the Mississippi Free Press:

“I’m often asked by some of my friends on the other side of the aisle about COVID … and why does it seem like folks in Mississippi and maybe in the Mid-South are a little less scared, shall we say.

“When you believe in eternal life — when you believe that living on this earth is but a blip on the screen, then you don’t have to be so scared of things.”

Reeves quickly adds that faith doesn’t mean that God doesn’t want us to take “necessary precautions,” but he hasn’t exactly been at the forefront when it comes to urging residents to get vaccinated and wear masks, calling a mask guideline from the CDC “foolish.”

“It reeks of political panic so as to appear they are in control. It has nothing — let me say that again — it has nothing to do with rational science. In Mississippi, we believe in freedom.”

Ah yes, freedom. Apparently, the freedom to die from stupidity and a rejection of science is more sacred in Mississippi than life itself, which is ironic when you consider that so many Southerners claim to be “pro life” when it comes to the issue of a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices.

It seems that Republicans simply cannot manage to square their blatant hypocrisy with the larger “freedom” narrative they’re attempting to sell to the American people. Donald Trump had the same problem as he dithered endlessly about how COVID would soon disappear as the death toll reached the hundreds of thousands.

Tate Reeves, however, is among the most disgusting examples of willful ineptitude and endless dissembling to be seen in the country. Maybe his faith can help him explain to his god why he’s letting thousands die while he thumps the Bible and insists everything is going to be fine.

 

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Coronavirus Religion WTF?!

Scamvangelist Jim Bakker Declares That God Can’t Hear Your Prayers If You’re Wearing A Mask

Scamvangelist Jim Bakker has a warning for all Christians: If you pray while you’re wearing a protective mask to prevent contracting COVID-19, God won’t be able to hear your prayer.

What in the actual hell?!

Yep, the man who allegedly raped Jessica Hahn and later served time in prison for bilking millions from his flock of demented human sheep wants us to believe that the Almighty God — whom Bakker claims can do ANYTHING and created EVERYTHING in the universe — is hard of hearing.

Apparently, there are no hearing aids in heaven.

Patheos reports:

“Saying he’s refused any government mandates that require mask usage, the huckster also claimed masks as part of a government plot to suppress Christianity.”

“How can you go to church and pray when you’re wearing a mask? Do you think God can hear your prayers through a mask?”

Wow! That really limits God, doesn’t it? It’s a wonder he can manage to make the sun rise in the morning and and set in the evening if he can’t hear through a piece of cloth.

This is also the very same Jim Bakker who was sued by the state of Missouri for peddling a fake cure for COVID, NPR reported back in March of last year:

Bakker and Morningside Church Productions have violated Missouri law by “falsely promising to consumers that Silver Solution can cure, eliminate, kill or deactivate coronavirus and/or boost elderly consumers’ immune system and help keep them healthy when there is, in fact, no vaccine, pill, potion or other product available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019,” the Missouri Attorney General’s Office wrote in its application for a temporary restraining order. Bakker and his company are based in the state.

Of course, Bakker was quickly called out for his bullshit, and the results were hilarious:

Dear God, Jim Bakker is a gigantic piece of shit, isn’t he?

 

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Donald Trump Elections WTF?!

Trump Attorney: ‘Jesus Christ’ Wants Me To Overturn The 2020 Election

Jenna Ellis is one of the main attorneys for the failed Trump 2020 campaign, and she wants us all to know that her motive for being so eager to overturn the will of the American voters lies with her deep faith in Jesus.

Yes, Jesus Christ wants Trump to serve a second term. Or at least that’s what Ellis would have us believe.

During an appearance on Fox Business, Ellis was asked how she manages to keep a positive outlook even though the Trump legal team continues to lose in one court after another, with even federal judges appointed by the current president dismissing challenges to the election result with prejudice. She replied:

“You know, my life is in service and honor to the Lord Jesus Christ. And so whatever anybody else says really doesn’t bother me. I hope that I can be a light and inspiration to everyone else that no matter what anyone else says about you, it’s all about just who you are as a person and made in the image of God and in Christ.”

So Jesus told her file frivolous lawsuits?

But Ellis was far from finished, adding:

“And that’s ultimately at the end of the day, as long as I know that I’m pursuing truth and I’m doing the right thing for God and my country, that’s all that matters. So that’s what gives me my optimism and my hope.”

Pursuing truth? Is that right? But isn’t lying the opposite of truth? Because Jenna Ellis is either lying now or she was lying in 2016 when she had this to say about Donald Trump:

“I could spend a full-time job just responding to the ridiculously illogical, inconsistent, and blatantly stupid arguments supporting Trump,” she wrote in March 2016. “But here’s the thing: his supporters DON’T CARE about facts or logic. They aren’t seeking truth. Trump probably could shoot someone in the middle of NYC and not lose support. And this is the cumulative reason why this nation is in such terrible shape: We don’t have truth seekers; we have narcissists.”

Indeed! And there’s no bigger narcissist than Donald Trump.

To that same end, there’s clearly few more blatant and disgusting hypocrites than Jenna Ellis, who seems to think that worshiping a man as perverted and evil as Donald Trump is the “Christian” thing to do.