Thursday, July 12, 2007

Onward, Kristian Soldiers...

I've used the Coaster Punchman spelling because I can't bear to think that the three assholes I'm going to talk about should in any way be thought of as "Christian" the way I was brought up.

Here's the deal:

For the first time ever, a Hindu was going to deliver the morning invocation in the United States Senate. Pretty cool, seeing as how there are about a billion Hindus in the world. Why not? And he seemed like a nice, mild-mannered guy. He started his prayer, and then the self-appointed REAL KRISTIANS started yelling. They continued their blasphemous bullshit as they were dragged from the floor of the Senate.

The ejected crackpots were all members of Operation Save America, which issued a crowing press release after the event. What kind of asshole does this? The Hindu preacher wasn't up there advocating human sacrifice, or proclaiming Hinduism to be the One True Faith. He was offering up what sounded like a thoroughly decent, ecumenical prayer. And the mere fact of his Hinduism was enough to send these three people into fits. Listen to what this chaplain says--you could hear these same words at many mainstream Christian churches on any given Sunday. What kind of backwards-ass jerkwater reactionary do you have to be to be offended by this?

God forbid these people ever get real power. The mind reels.

Here's a video of the event:

9 comments:

lulu said...

What horrible, fucktarded people. People like this are the absolute opposite of everything I was taught in church as a child. Just vile.

Erik Donald France said...

Ooh -- fucktarded, I love that ;)

Christian Taliban, ho!

Beth said...

I guess Operation Save America never took time to actually read the Bible. Or maybe they skipped over all those boring Jesus bits about not judging others, accepting and loving others ...

And my mother wonders why I'm no longer interested in church.

Chris said...

That is just really sad.

Dino aka Katy said...

just one more reason while I avoid organized religion

kim said...

Someone always has to spoil the fun.

Coaster Punchman said...

Just when I thought things couldn't possibly get any worse.

I wonder what our Kristian reps and senators were thinking. At least they weren't the ones doing this, although I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them orchestrated it.

This is almost as bad as the people who went to Matthew Shepard's funeral with their "Matthew is in Hell" signs.

Bubs said...

CP, that's the Fred Phelps people. THey'll be sucking dog turds in Hell when THEY die, I'm fairly confident of it. Have you ever seen a group called the "Patriot Guard Riders"? It's a national motorcycle club set up specifically to drown out the Westboro Baptist Church people at military funerals.

Kim, no shit.

Katy, and that's a shame. They've had that effect on lots of people.

Chris, yes it is. For some reason this just really, really bothered me and put me in a foul mood. I even woke up angry over it this morning.

Erik, one thing keeps them from being that: their lack of armed power. Imagine if they ran a state?

Beth and Lulu. You both are so right.

justacoolcat said...

Why can't they expose themselves in parks like good social rejects?