Sunday, August 22, 2010

You can't make this up department

Susan Russell writes:
Prop 8 Ruling Could Criminalize Christianity, Leaders Warn
And Liars Could Find Their Pants On Fire, Priest Warns

You can't make this stuff up. And even if you could, you wouldn't have to. Because they're doing it for you.
( – Religious leaders warn that if an Aug. 6 ruling by a federal judge on same-sex marriage is upheld, it could wind up putting a gag on Christians speaking out about homosexuality – a gag that a top Southern Baptist leader says his denomination will not accept.”

Two words for Mr. Southern Baptist leader: First Amendment. The one that protects freedom of religion. You get to believe whatever the heck you want to. You just don't get to write those beliefs into the Constitution. Got it?

Yes, I know it's over on CNS-News (not to be confused with CBS-News ... I did that once. Big mistake.) But it's exactly the kind of baseless, fear-mongering, manipulative bald faced lies that formed the foundation of the "Protect Our Marriage/Screw Your Marriage" campaign in California.

Here's the bottom line on this one: Good people of deep faith can read the Bible and come to different conclusions about a variety of things -- including what God thinks about blessing same sex couples but NOT including what God thinks about lying through your teeth.

9th Commandment.


James said...

Remember that FEAR sells the propaganda. You have to scare the mindless masses to get your way.

IT said...

This is such utter lunacy. There is even a bill in the state of CA that specifically states what is already fact, which passed the assembly this week

The California Assembly today passed legislation that clarifies the religious freedom of clergy members in California. The Civil Marriage Religious Freedom Act, authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), reaffirms the separation of church and state and clarifies under state law that no member of clergy will be required to perform a civil marriage that is contrary to his or her faith. The Assembly approved Senate Bill 906 with a 46-25 vote. The bill will return to the Senate for a routine concurrence vote before going to the governor’s desk.

Jarred said...

Remember that FEAR sells the propaganda. You have to scare the mindless masses to get your way.

The operative word in that comment being sells. Nothing gets the good little follower to open their wallet and part with their hard-earned money than fear. Cal Thomas and Frank Dobson (no relation to James Dobson, so far as I know) actually discussed this fact in their book, "Blinded by Might: Why the Religious Right Can't Save America."