Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 9:45 pm

We’re not just going to kill Teh Gay, we’re going to get everyone who even KNOWS Teh Gay

Uganda not only is considering legislation to execute homosexuals, it also would make failure to report a homosexual — within 24 hours — a crime punishable by imprisonment.

Even supporting gay rights would become a crime — and, no, that couldn’t possibly be misused in the same way the U.S. bounties for “terrorists” were. Never happen.

This nifty piece of work is the product of a Ugandan legislator affiliated with The Family, the Christian-dominionist group that holds lots o’ high places in U.S. government (and, in the person of David Vitter, John Ensign and Mark Sanford, has lots of extramarital sex). This would be some of the same people that some local folks insist do not exist.

And what does President Obama’s pal, televangelist Rick “The Purpose-Driven Life” Warren, have to say about this proposed state-sanctioned murder? Not nearly enough: “As a pastor, my job is to encourage, to support. I never take sides.”

Right, Rick. You freakin’ liar.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:06 pm

Jesus, save us …

… from the evil done in Your name.

Chuck Colson is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it anymore. He has published a temper tantrum screed called “The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience.” Colson, the Watergate-conspirator-turned-Christian-Nationalist, has produced a manifesto of Christianist jihad, a mishmash of factual and contextual errors and distortions, gross misreadings of history and other documents, and an utter betrayal of both the Constitution and what Jesus stood for. The word “conscience” shouldn’t be allowed within a thousand miles of this piece.

Chuck also badly needs an editor.

Because I have some personal experience with Colson’s — to be polite to the point of self-censorship — disingenuousness, I was going to fisk the thing, and I expected that that fisking was going to take days. Fortunately, instead of starting last night, I went to bed sick, and when I woke up this afternoon, I found that tristero had done the job for me, addressing everything from the factual inaccuracies to the not-so-subtle comparison of Obama and the Democrats to Hitler and the Nazis.

I’m not entirely sure what Chuck Colson is, but I can give you a quick list of things he is not: Telling the truth. Well-meaning. Changed in any meaningful way from the thuggishness of his Watergate days. A patriot. A Christian. Anything but evil.

UPDATE: Fec’s wife’s stepmother’s son … um, I guess that would make him Fec’s stepbrother-in-law … shows Colson how it’s done.

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