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Religion WTF?!

Michael Flynn Says There Should Only Be ‘One Religion’ In The United States

 

Michael Flynn, the disgraced former national security adviser for Donald Trump, suggested Saturday that the United States should abandon the Constitution and impose a single religion on the country.

HuffPost reports Flynn was speaking at the far-right “ReAwaken America” tour in San Antonio when he remarked:

“If we are going to have one nation under God — which we must — we have to have one religion. One nation under God, and one religion under God.”

What exactly is ReAwaken America all about? Well, it’s a mixture of conspiracy theorists and religious extremists who reject science and prefer to deal in lies and innuendo:

The ReAwaken America tour features Flynn and other Trump allies, including Roger Stone and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell. It also includes and anti-vax doctors, including controversial Stella Immanuel, who believes that some medical conditions are caused by demonic sperm in demon dream sex.

Reaction on Twitter to what Flynn said was immediate, with some people noting it sounded like Christo-fascism:

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LGBT Issues Religion WTF?!

‘Christian’ Preacher Says He’s Furious The US Doesn’t Execute LGBTQ Americans

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:

“Now they want to execute judgment on the good who will disdain the abominable act of sodomy: you know, the faggots.

“People who will have a violent attitude towards the faggots and sodomites will be reported as having committed hate crimes.”

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:

“If they were to execute judgment, you know, that ‘he beareth not the sword in vain,’ where they execute, you know, executions, executions like the Bible says? They actually execute? You know, you don’t go with a sword and you know, slap them. It’s the sword to be able to have executions in Romans 13.”

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:

“If they would actually commit executions on the pedophile, executions on the faggots, on the sodomites. If they had executed, executed, you know, an adulterers are committing adultery with another man’s wife then, then, we wouldn’t have to call them out. There’d be no reason to call out a fox that is not a fox. But Jesus Christ wasn’t afraid to call a fox a fox. He wasn’t afraid to call names.”

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.

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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.