Duck and Run – The Christians are Loose!

March 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Posted in Atheism, Beliefs, bigotry, god, health care, hypocrisy, Obama, political commentary, political rants, president, rants, Republicans, sick & Twisted, stupidity, terrorism, violence | 2 Comments
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Obama signed the health care bill and before the ink was dry the Christian, right-wing-nut, republican, pre-lifers (see first comment) went berserk.  Elected officials who voted for the bill have been targeted with threats, acts of violence, deluged with hate mail, you name it they’re getting it.  Progressive radio talk show host, Ed Schultz, played some of the voice mails this morning.  Hearing what people, none of whom left their names (surprise), had to say was truly disturbing.  And scary.  The good Christian pro-lifers left messages like you bleeping baby killer I hope you get cancer and die, God will make you burn in hell and lots of swearing, threats, wishes of  suffering painful death, and name calling from our good Christian friends.  In my opinion, Schultz played right into their hands by giving these hateful ignoramuses air time.   Should we judge all Christians by the words and actions of these radical nut jobs?  Probably not.  Should we judge all Muslims by the actions of the radical nut jobs?  Again, probably not.

The following is from the Ed Schultz website:

Hoyer Critical of Talk of Violence against Lawmakers

Posted on 3/25/2010

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD, voiced concern Thursday over warnings of violent reprisals against members of Congress who voted for landmark health care legislation.

Rep. Hoyer said the threats are being taken “very seriously.”

Rep. Hoyer Comments
Rep. Hoyer said, “The bottom line is, we need to be very careful in public life that our rhetoric doesn’t incite to violent acts.”

He said dealing with difficult issues in a civil and peaceful manner is “at the core of our democracy.”

Threats to Democrats
Four Democratic offices in New York, Arizona and Kansas were struck with violence.
At least 10 members of Congress have reported some sort of threats.
The FBI is investigating the incidents.

Read the AP story
Read – Hoyer: Violent Threats Not “Par for the Course”
Read: Democrats deal with threats over health care support

If these, and other acts that have been reported, and those yet to happen – you can bet they are just revving up – were committed by Muslims they would be called acts of terrorism.  This is not about Muslims following a radical leader, but about Christians following their radical leaders.  The leaders who, with their constant barrage of incendiary remarks, incite their followers, who are largely the most ignorant among us, who take what they hear, from their leaders, and run with it.  And by leaders I’m talking about Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and others of their ilk who foment hatred.  Talk about abusing the right to freedom of speech.  With that right comes responsibility and the way these guys have abused it they should have their mouths sewn shut.  In some countries they would have their tongues cut out, and at the moment I find both of these scenarios to be quite amusing.  I wish I had more time so I could have some fun with Photoshop.

Bloggers and tweeters have now moved beyond bitching, moaning, and name calling to outright threats, some aimed directly at our president, which, by the way is a crime.  I cannot begin to understand the mentality of the so called Christians who believe they will solve what they decide are the world’s problems by preaching hate, and promoting deaths to preserve the sanctity of life.  Even I, have my own personal hater, Melissa, who claims to be on a mission from god to silence me and who seems just crazy enough, and thoroughly ignorant, that if she were ever to discover my location, might escalate her status to stalker, possibly murderer – in the name of god – of course.

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  1. too long we have let morons be morons and so they have proliferated … hmm … pro-life-rated? If only it really was life that they were promoting but they haven’t a clue about life, the universe, or anything. Sigh.

    • Right! They haven’t a clue about Life, Christianity or Democracy. And the neo-cons like it like that.


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