Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Losing my religion
"Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city. From 'Girls Gone Wild' to 'Southern Decadence,' New Orleans was a city that had its doors wide open to the public celebration of sin. From the devastation may a city full of righteousness emerge." - Michael Marcavage, director of Repent America
"The image of the hurricane ... with its eye already ashore at 12:32 p.m. Monday, August 29, looks like a fetus (unborn human baby) facing to the left (west) in the womb, in the early weeks of gestation (approx. 6 weeks)," the e-mail message says. "Even the orange color of the image is reminiscent of a commonly used pro-life picture of early prenatal development." - the wrath of God against Louisiana in retaliation for abortions according to the Columbia Christians for Life.
It's always struck me as ironic and the height of hypocrisy that the same political party that deems themselves divinely anointed through text messages from the Man Upstairs never once practice the very virtues found in the Good Book (of fiction, but I digress). Does "loving one's neighbor," "we're all God's children," and "doing onto others as they have done unto you" ring a bell? As an astute reader from Fairview, NJ wryly observed in Newsweek: "If we are to believe that President Bush and the Christian Right have been talking directly to God these past six years, then it follows that this is God's answer to their agenda."
They'll scream fire and brimstone atop their soapbox with a crucifix in one hand and the American flag in the other, calling themselves upstanding, patriotic Christians - washed in the blood of the lamb - while only breeding contempt for anyone who has the unmitigated gall to not subscribe to their warped brand of idealogy.
Dare to believe that freedom of choice, equal rights extended to ALL regardless of orientation and a code of ethics aren't mutually exclusive ideals? Well, you're just an psuedo-socialistic hippie freak with rainbow flags adorning your front porch with offspring at an abortion clinic near you. A rallying cry of "TREASON!" would be led by that belligerent bassethound of the GOP, Ann Coulter.
"While New Home and First Assembly are less than two miles from each other in this suburban town 30 minutes west of New Orleans, their perspective of the situation couldn't have been further apart.The haughty sense of retribution for a city that was as famous for booze and beads for boobs as they were for beignets has gone from mere "told you so" scorn to sheer glee from the same holy rollers who preach empty pleas for compassion on Sunday mornings, while acting as judge and jury just in time for Hump Day. If New Orleans was the example to be set for those heathens and fornicators who refuse to take heed, FEMA better get on the horn now with evacuation tactics for New Yorkers, Californians, Floridians and anyone within a 50-mile radius of Sin City. Figure a head start months in advance could only help since we all know how efficient they can be in the line of fire.
The 200 attendees of the predominantly African American congregation of New Home Ministries focused on hope, while the 30 or so members of the predominantly white First Assembly focused on God's revenge and restoration." - excerpt from the Washington Post
A record number of African-Americans fell under the spell of evangelical kowtowing during the 2004 election because if there's one thing Karl Rove & Co. knew firsthand: infiltrate the Black churches while playing on inherent homophobia and you've got yourself ballot wild cards, baby. *cough* Take a bow, T.D. Fakes and Creflo "Countin" Dollar *cough* How many of us had a family member that fell for the "Kerry's gonna let fags get hitched now!" okiedoke while sidestepping the real issues that should've been going off like flare guns? Well, their pledge of allegiance sure showed us.
A President that prefers to strum a guitar with country singers while a state of emergency is ongoing. A VP that's househunting for the newest mansion addition along the Maryland shore while bodies are floating like driftwood. So many examples of enlightened decision making indeed, it just leaves you to wonder... what would Jesus do?
- Michael commented at 9/16/2005 09:01:00 PM~
The debil will love the both us. Excelllllent, Trini. But then again, when aren't you? ;)
- TriniPrincess commented at 9/20/2005 12:27:00 PM~
[insert huge smile here]
I've got our boarding passes aboard the Hell Express ready to go.
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