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  • Mike Huckabee Comes to Heroic Defense of Fried Chicken, Homophobia

    Anybody who's been following the culture wars of late knows that some of the most brutal and bloody battles are being fought along the gay rights front. For too long, a long-suffering minority group has been beaten down and bullied by the more powerful and unsympathetic masses.

    Finally, we are seeing a hero emerge to rally the oppressed, raise their spirits and charge into the thick of the carnage to fight alongside God-fearing Christian companies like Chick Fil-A to defend their rights as Americans to be bigoted and discriminatory in the name of their religion

    "I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld. The Cathy family, let by Chick Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, are a wonderful Christian family who are committed to operating the company with Biblical principles and whose story is the true American success story.

    "Starting at age 46 Truett Cathy built Chick Fil-A into a $4 billion a year enterprise with over 1600 stores. At 91, he is still active in the company, but his son Dan runs it day to day as CEO. It's a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left."

    "Vitriolic assaults!" "Vicious hate speech!" "Intolerant bigotry from the left!" When will it end?

    Why can't great American companies like Chick Fil-A be left alone to filter money into organizations like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council — good Bible-minded groups that are actively working to curtail the rights of certain U.S. citizens — without having other groups and companies exercising their own rights to point out such donations and encourage people to not contribute their own money to it?

    I just feel so overcome with the Spirit knowing that a public figure of Mike Huckabee's caliber has come to their defense. And, hey, if he manages to get a little complimentary fried chicken out of the deal, where's the harm in that?

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Chick-fil-A, Christianity, Corporations, Family Research Council, Focus On the Family, Food, Homophobia, LGBT, Mike Huckabee, Religion
  • Happy National Day of Prayer, America!

    Good for you, followers of the adherents of the Abrahamic faiths! It's so heartening to see you still going strong after these past couple of months, which, quite frankly, must have been pretty rough on you. What with the institutionalized child rape, attempted mass murder plots and now growing evidence that the Times Square car-bomber may be an operative from one of your fundamentalist groups

    Officials said that after two days of intense questioning of the bombing suspect, Faisal Shahzad, evidence was mounting that the group, the Pakistani Taliban, had helped inspire and train Mr. Shahzad in the months before he is alleged to have parked an explosives-filled sport utility vehicle in a busy Manhattan intersection on Saturday night. Officials said Mr. Shahzad had discussed his contacts with the group, and investigators had accumulated other evidence that they would not disclose.

    So, it's nice to see that you are moving on unfettered with your National Day of Prayer, the one day of the year… when people pray? Or something? I don't know. I personally don't have the moral fortitude to participate in "this magnificent day"…

    The 59th annual National Day of Prayer was held Thursday against a backdrop of controversy and growing doubts about the future of the event, which a federal judge recently declared unconstitutional…

    "America was birthed in prayer and founded on the God of the Bible, on his biblical principles and on his moral values," Day of Prayer organizer Shirley Dobson said. Dobson blamed the controversy on a "small band of self-proclaimed atheists and agnostics" determined to "take down this magnificent day." Dobson is married to Focus on the Family [Ed note: which you may remember from here] founder James Dobson…

    If America is going to pray today, I only ask that it pray for a better future when religious groups like the ones mentioned above can practice their faith in peace, without having to worry about persecution from "small band[s] of self-proclaimed atheists and agnostics" like this guy.

    Because, really, we're counting on these people to provide us with our "principles and… moral values."

    Tags: Bill of Rights, Catholic Church, Christianity, Constitution, Faisal Shahzad, Focus On the Family, Hutaree, Islam, James Dobson, Jewish, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Sex, Terrorism
  • Religionless Americans Increasingly Heathenish, New Study Finds

    72485055Finally, it all makes sense. This November, Americans chose Barack Satan-Hitler Obama as their president, and here's why there was so much blaspheming at the polls: a rising number of Americans simply don't got religion

    Three out of four Americans call themselves Christian, according to the American Religious Identification Survey from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1990, the figure was closer to nine out of 10 — 86 percent. At the same time there has been an increase in the number of people expressing no religious affiliation.

    Well, that's what happens when you become a nation of moral degenerates. It's because of the gays. And the abortions. And ACORN. And that sexy, sexy vampire movie.

    The rise in evangelical Christianity is contributing to the rejection of religion altogether by some Americans, said Mark Silk of Trinity College.

    "In the 1990s, it really sunk in on the American public generally that there was a long-lasting 'religious right' connected to a political party, and that turned a lot of people the other way," he said of the link between the Republican Party and groups such as the Moral Majority and Focus on the Family.


    But… but these groups are just trying to erode civil liberties, interfere with the separation of church and state, and increase the divisive rhetoric in this country.

    It's God's work!

    Tags: Christianity, Focus On the Family, Religion
  • Jews Love Gays, Human Decency

    As most Americans can probably agree, last Tuesday was a fantastic day in the on-going struggle for civil rights. Except for when it wasn't.

    While the rest of the country was busy taking a huge step forward by electing a black president, that ultra-conservative state of California was busy stepping backwards and voting to amend their state constitution to take away gay people's right to get married. It figures. If there's one state that screams out "anti-gay," it's California. Can't you just see the people dancing in the streets of San Francisco after finding out that their hate-filled Proposition 8 passed.

    There's been lots of blame going around for why Prop 8 passed, and a lot of it has landed firmly on the firm shoulders of religious organizations. After all the Mormons and James Dobson's Focus on the Family funneled millions of dollars into California (from their HQs outside the state). And the lack of support from many black churches certainly didn't help none.

    However, there is one religious group that was definitely not to blame: the Jews

    On Proposition 8, Jewish Angelinos voted 78 percent against the ban while only 8 percent supported the ban, according to the survey of 1,200 voters in 50 precincts. The remainder declined to respond. The Jews’ vote against the ban was the highest proportion of any ethnic or religious group.

    78 percent? That's huge.

    Wow! It's almost like Jewish people might have a feeling about what it's like to be marginalized and oppressed.

    Tags: California, Focus On the Family, James Dobson, Jewish, Mormon, Proposition 8
  • The Horror! The Horror! Focus on the Family Predicts the Future with Barack Obama

    So you've already figured out that Barack Obama is the Muslim anti-Christ, sent by Satan's hell-demons to give your children abortions while he redistributes your paycheck to William Ayers. Okay, but what would the first four years of an Obama administration really look like in America?

    I don't have a magic telescope that sees into the future, but apparently James Dobson's Focus on the Family does, and they've used it to create this insightful document called "Letter from a Christian in 2012." Here's a vision of what lies ahead, should Barack Obama win in 2008…

    * A 6-3 liberal majority Supreme Court that results in rulings like one making gay marriage the law of the land and another forcing the Boy Scouts to "hire homosexual scoutmasters and allow them to sleep in tents with young boys." (In the imagined scenario, the Boy Scouts choose to disband rather than obey).

    * A series of domestic and international disasters based on Obama's "reluctance to send troops overseas." That includes terrorist attacks on U.S. soil that kill hundreds, Russia occupying the Baltic states and Eastern European countries including Poland and the Czech Republic, and al-Qaeda overwhelming Iraq.

    * Nationalized health care with long lines for surgery and no access to hospitals for people over 80.

    Sure, it sounds dramatic, but I don't see how anyone can take this list seriously.

    I mean, it doesn't even mention the plague of gay locusts.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Christianity, Focus On the Family