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Things To Regulate

Nothing gets a Conservative’s juices flowing harder than government regulation and a social safety net. The anti-Christ himself could not have been a worse nemesis than regulation. Not being able to subjugate, abuse, pollute, steal or else abuse people and the environment at will cuts into profits, so naturally greedy, church-going, amoral Conservatives cannot have that.

But a woman’s uterus? Yes, that needs to be regulated. Regulate it long, regulate it hard, regulate it deep. In fact, for Conservatives, the words “regulate” and “women” go together like a wink and a smile. Or maybe like an ultrasound and a vagina?

Do you have binders full of women that need regulating? Then you will be hard pressed to not find a Conservative who is more than willing to step in and regulate them for you. Conservatives will not vote for such things as, oh I don’t know,  free daycare offered by the government so that mothers can work and pull themselves up by their bootstraps, but they will vote for the government forcing women to have as many children as possible.

They will not vote for stricter regulation of air and water pollutants but they will make sure that a lot of children are born to parents who live in areas with some of the nation;’s worst air and water pollution.

See how being pro-life works?

Yeah, duplicity is a highly traded Conservative value with institutions couched in colorful myths and ardent sentiment to conceal bigotry, intolerance, greed and misogyny.

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Brad Pitt Mother’s Anti Same-Sex Marriage, Anti Obama, Anti Abortion Letter to the Editor

Last month, the News-Leader in Springfield, Missouri, published a reader’s letter asking voters to reject Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith.

In response, a woman named Jane Pitt, the mother of Springfield-born actor and gay marriage activist Brad Pitt, wrote a response lambasting the letter, “Barack Hussein Obama” and marriage equality.

She said:

I have given much thought to Richard Stoecker’s letter (“Vote for Mormon against beliefs,” June 15). I am also a Christian and differ with the Mormon religion.

But I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon.

Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.

I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility.

Ah yes, religious people.

This is yet another piece of evidence, in a long list of pieces of evidence,  of why religion is just bad for human kind. Bad, bad, bad – in every imaginable way possible. It is like a cult, no it is a cult, that has taken over like the fucking invasion of the bodysnatchers or something. Everyone is either doing it, for it, advocating it or apologizing for it (i.e. “but no not all religious people are like that“). Umm., yes they are. Some just aren’t vocal about it but they all believe the same kind of crap essentially.

Jane Pitt is entitled to her opinion and she is also entitled to send letters to editors if she wants or, for that matter, use any other means possible to make her opinions known. This is a free country after all where even uneducated, ignorant women like her have the right to say what is on their mind.

But this isn’t about freedom of speech. This is about a bigot once again engaging in hate speech and advocating for the discrimination of a group of people (i.e. gays) she doesn’t know and who have not done her any harm, under the guise of free speech.  This is bigtory and narrow mindedness at its height and the fact that she is the mother of a famous person is problematic because there is real impact associated with her name. In other words, people will listen to her bigoted shit and she is not someone anyone should listen to.

Being entitled to your own opinion does not mean you are also entitled to your own facts.

What exactly about her letter is ignorant, uneducated and hateful you ask? I find this particular passage quite revealing:

[Romney is] a man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality

The truth is that Romney is not a man with high moral convictions. His company and business practices (corporate raiding) have rendered tens of thousands of people, if not more, jobless and destitute. Yeah sure, he didn’t pull the trigger on them, like the Unabomber – whom Harvard did not even want to mention in its alumni directory – but his actions have caused hardship, sickness and even death to thousands of people. Thus they carry weight and consequences far from that of a man with “high moral convictions. ” And I promise you they won’t take Rommey’s name off the Harvard alumni directory.

The only business experience Romney has is acquiring companies, loading them up with debt, pushing them into bankruptcy, then laying people off and canceling their health benefits. As governor of Massachusetts he did the same thing: his party ruined the economy, he cut education, raised fees on the middle class to benefit the wealthy and his state ranked 47 in job creation.

The stud, his blood-drawing, vial-of-blood-around-the-neck piece and his homophobic bigot of a mother.

Mitt Romney is also not against abortion, nor could he cares less about the unborn or even born – as clearly expemlpified by his track record.  Mitt Romney is a narrow-minded, religious bigot and misogynist who, in essence, has no respect for women and love for womanhood in essence. Sure, he loves his wife, as long as she doesn’t overstep her boundaries and knows her place I guess. But his support of cuts for Planned Parenthood -whose majority of work consists of disease prevention and health promotion and very little abortion – and his support of the recent anti-woman legislation including the transvaginal ultrasound probing of women who seek an abortion, speak volumes about him and his views on women.

So, this isn’t about abortion and he is using abortion – like all misogynists do – as a stepping stone for his political agenda. If he cared about the unborn, he would not enact policies or advocate for enacting policies that leave their parents destitute. Just being against abortion but fucking people over after they are born is not a sign of high moral character.

Finally, his “Christian” convictions on homosexuality are that gays should be treated as second class citizens and human beings and if he could he would round them all up – like that baptist pastor advocated a few weeks ago – and cage them behind electrified fences until “they die out.”

The fact that despite all the evidence supporting the contrary, Brad Pitt’s fucking mother – who is a stupid, uneducated woman apparently not knowing much of anything – thinks that Romney is just a great guy and faithful Christian with a high moral character is what is truly upsetting here. In other words, the ignorance is that woman’s letter is mind boggingly staggering. And the fact that she sends a letter to the editor scolding people who don’t want to vote for Romney based on the above mentioned criteria as bad people and bad Christians, trying to shame them, is what is even more infuriating. There certainly is nothing Christ-like about this woman.

When she puts something like that out there, people have every right – and in her case every duty – to speak up.

Furthermore, with celebrity and fame comes power and with power comes responsibility. Jane Pitt knows her credibility goes up when she uses her name that is associated to her A-lister son.  There is no way she was not aware of this when she send in the letter. In the day and age of celebrity gossip and TMZ it is beyond naive to think that as a a celebrity or the relative of a celebrity, the things you do and say will go unnoticed.

Now the minions and faithful followers of her son in this country  have a real dilema: do they listen to the mother of the hottest man alive and superb actor who’s about to marry the greatest humanitarian with a gold plated  vagina and uterus of all times, or do they think for themselves?

Three things  To Get Out of This

1) Religion is bad for people, no matter what. I present to you exhibit number 345,667,567: Jane Pitt

2) Brad Pitt should be seriously ashamed of his mother. I mean really…ashamed to the ground.

3) Now I really hope Shiloh is going to turn out to be either a full-blown bull dyke or transgender candidate to make her Christian grandmother with Chrisitan values and a high moral character very, very proud.

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On Their Campaign of Immense Love for Women, Republicans Compare Women to Insects

In an interview addressing the issue on the war on women that Republicans are accused of having engaged in, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus stated “If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars. It’s a fiction.” 

Memo to Republicans and all misogynists – who don’t even have the character to stand by their beliefs – when you are arguing that you and your party are not waging a war on women or else are driven by blind misogyny as you are being accused of, you might not want to compare women to insects.

Mitt Romney, who isn’t even capable of maintaining a coherent stance on an issue in the same sentence, much less during a whole campaign, believes that Democrats have done a good job at mischaracterizing their views.

Hmm…let’s see, how can you mischaracterize misogyny?

Maybe by being callously indifferent to their health and their priorities, as evidenced by an obsession to make sure that women can’t have affordable access to birth control, legislation aimed at humiliating and shaming a woman into carrying to term a pregnancy she doesn’t want to by making her undergo a medically unnecessary and humiliating procedure she is required to pay for out of pocket and of course through the dismissive way the chairman of the RNC referred to those concerns as mere fiction; as a war on caterpillars.

Mischaracterization? I don’t think so. There is no room for grey areas here.

 

No Going Back For Republicans

For Republicans, especially for Romney, there is no going back. Across the party, women have been so appalled by the policies and outlandish anti-women legislation pushed by Republicans, that some believe that this might place Romney at a huge disadvantage this fall.

Romney himself has paved the path to his own demise by his support for personhood amendments, his bleief that Roe v. Wade is one of the worst decisions ever made by the Supreme Court and that it should be overturned and his support for the Blunt-Rubio Amendments which state that bosses get to decide for their employees what kind of access to health care they can have.

As Gloria Steinem said “when or whether to have children is the single biggest element in whether [women] are healthy or not, whether [they] are educated or not, how long [their]  life expectancy is, and whether [they]  can be active in the world or not.” By stripping those rights away, Republicans control and diminish those things.

Ultimately, this is about personal liberty. Republicans talk a lot about personal liberty and complain about the Mandate in Obama’s health care legislation – which is aimed at making it possible for Americans to have access to affordable, quality healthcare really – but they themselves are putting mandates on women, in terms of not allowing access to contraception and abortion and engaging in various kinds of behavior that simply reeks of disrespect and disdain for women, their causes and priorities.

It is outrageous that in the 21st century we are still having the kinds of debates we had in the 50s with respect to a woman’s access to contraception and say over her own family planning, which is one of the most fundamental of rights.

No one is mischaracterizing Republicans on the issue. They have characterized themselves and made a mess out of things and now they are sore it backfired, so they resort to the next best action they are capable of: deflect and project to distract. In short, they want to blame democrats for the mess they created.

Every woman – or just every decent human being with integrity – has to ask themselves whether they want someone in the White House who respects and loves women or whether they want someone who thinks that women are second class citizens and human beings to be patronized and condescended to.

As Ohio State Senator Nina Turner said, some of these people apparently have not been “birthed”, they were hatched, because if you hold the kinds of views and notions we have seen Republicans hold, you do not love women. Period.  You do not love women and you do not respect them.

I feel sorry for Romney’s daughters and for Santorum’s daughters and for the daughters, mothers, sister and wives of all these legislators that have been pushing for these blunt anti-women laws without shame. I wonder if those women realize the disrespect and disdain their fathers, husbands or sons have for women deep down and in a very fundamental way.  I cannot imagine any woman with an ounce of self respect and integrity condoning such policies.

Cialis Ok, Contraception Bad

No one asks any questions when Viagra and Cialis, medications aimed at helping men get hard, are covered by health insurance. But it is a national “issue” when contraceptives are to be covered under the same health insurance plan that covers viagra. Forget the policy outcomes, the fact that this has even been an issue that requires “debates” and “policy decisions” – as if there are legitimate pros and cons to the issue which have to be discussed and evaluated – is what is truly outrageous here. This shouldn’t even be an issue, just like Cialis and Viagra are never, ever an issue.

They want men to get hard but they don’t want the women they get hard for have any say in what is to happen to them and their bodies post coitum.

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Governor Corbett from Pennsylvania Wants Women Who Have to Undergo Transvaginal Ultrasound to “Just Close” Their Eyes

PA governor and misogynist extraordinaire Tom Corbett

Yeah, another man violating a woman and telling her to just close her eyes and take it while he’s giving it to her and looking to codify that behavior into law while he’s at it.

During a discussion of a far-reaching mandatory ultrasound bill, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett dismissed off-handedly the insinuation that the measure goes too far, saying, “You just have to close your eyes.”

Republicans and the few Democrats that support them have taken the notion of misogyny and violating a woman to new heights, all beautifully wrapped in obfuscating language that makes being vaginally probed and humiliated sound like a trip to the spa and personal salvation, all at once.

The transvaginal ultrasound bill is misleadingly called the Woman’s Right to Know Act and its introduction reads like a dream come true for all lovers of humanity and especially all those who hold women in high esteem:

An act providing for ultrasound test requirements to determine gestational ages of unborn children; establishing the right to view ultrasound image and ultrasound video of unborn child and the right to observe or hear the fetal heartbeat.”

Note how it refers to the fetus as a child already, implying personhood.

Also note the reversal of language they use: establishing the right to view and hear as opposed to shaming a woman into carrying a pregnancy she doesn’t want to full term, which is really what this bill really is about.

The bill goes on to say that

A woman considering an abortion has the right to receive complete and accurate information regarding the development and health of her unborn child.[…]  In recognition of the importance of a woman’s dignity in making an informed choice, the factual information provided by an ultrasound test should be provided to a woman as an integral part of the informed consent necessary to undergo an abortion.”

According to the bill, a woman who has been patronized regarding her decision making abilities and who is being forced to undergo an invasive procedure under the guise of “informed consent” should take whatever dignity she has left – and which the State of Pennsylvania generously grants her according to the bill – so she can make an informed decision.  One which lawmakers apparently believe a woman is really incapable of making unless they spell it out for her.

Instead of describing this bill as what it really is, namely violation of a woman’s body and insulting, they call shaming a woman into a pregnancy she never wanted  as protecting her rights.

So ladies, this is all for your own good and protection. Lean back, take a deep breath, close your eyes and take it.

Segregation, Jim Crow Laws and the Woman’s Right to Know Act

This all sounds suspiciously like another epoch of our history; a dark epoch called Segregation and the Jim Crow laws that followed it. Back then, the same rationale of “this is done for your own protection” was used to justify de jure racial segregation in all public facilities in Southern states of the former Confederacy, with a supposedly “separate but equal” status for black Americans. One rationale for the systematic exclusion of black Americans from southern public society was that it was for their own protection. An early 20th century scholar suggested that having allowed blacks in white schools would mean “constantly subjecting them to adverse feeling and opinion“, which might lead to “a morbid race consciousness“. This perspective took anti-black sentiment for granted, because bigotry was widespread in the South (Murphy, Edgar Gardner. The Problems of the Present South. 1910, page 37).

History repeats itself over and over again and yet we don’t learn our lessons.

Corbett’s comments are disturbingly offensive and yet just one of the many hits agaisnt women and women’s rights in honor of Women’s History Month.  Yep, no one knows how to better honor and respect women than men who legislate them to get unnecessary and invasive procedures as a means of getting a government permission slip to undergo legal medical care, who shame them by shoving an ultrasound screen in their face and who casually dismiss their concerns regarding it by advising them to just close their eyes.

Speaking of respect for women:  in another totally non-intrusive  way in the finest tradition of non-government interference that is so dear and near to Republicans, Ayatollah Santorum has vowed to ban hard-core pornography when elected into office, stating that “pornography is toxic to marriages and relationships. It contributes to misogyny and violence against women. It is a contributing factor to prostitution and sex trafficking.

I am going to get into Santorum’s epic misinformation about porn in another post, but it is good to know that pleasure fucking, and not something like mandatory vaginal probing for a legal medical procedure, constitutes misogyny in the bubble unembarrassed, supposedly righteous, pious and god fearing hypocrites like Santorum  live in.


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Kirk Cameron Joins the Ranks of Washed-Up Celebrity Bigots

The fuckery of religious people, much like stupidity, has no bounds. Aside from the majority of the general population –  that I frankly don’t really expect much out of – now also politicians, entertainers and even washed up celebrities have fallen for the Dark Side (religion and all the liabilities thereof) and they continue interjecting the darkness onto all aspects of everyone’s life, falsely calling their perpetuation of bigotry and hatred,  “freedom of speech” and “freedom to religion.”

The latest example of public figure bigotry (for today that is. New, famous bigots seem to pop up every other day), is Kirk Cameron – former child star and teen heartthrob of the popular TV sitcom Growing Painsevangelical nut job extraordinaire and current washed up celebrity tool for bigotry with nothing worthwhile to his name for the past decade but religiously themed movies and advocating far-right Christian evangelical causes.

Kirk Cameron, before the fall

A couple of years ago, he distributed 50,000 copies of an altered version of Darwin’s On the Origins of Species at dozens of U.S. universities to convince students that what they really need in life is not knowledge and facts, but myth, fairy tales and bigotry. His altered version  contained an introduction explaining  “Adolf Hitler’s undeniable connection” to the theory of evolution, and highlighting “Darwin’s racism” and “his disdain for women.” Cameron’s edition also exposes the “many hoaxes” of evolutionary theory, while presenting a “balanced view of Creationism.”

A couple of weeks ago, he stepped into a firestorm of controversy when he appeared on Pierce Morgan explaining that he believes that homosexuality is “unnatural” and “ultimately destructive.” He said: “I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

On the issue of marriage equality Cameron remarked, “Marriage was defined by God a long time ago. Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve — one man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don’t think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don’t.

After his deluge of unfounded insults and bigotry, Cameron actually had the nerve to complain about how unfair it is all  to him actually, since he doesn’t get to just freely express his “opinion” anymore and gets judged for them and how religion is so much under attack, making it really hard for him and the rest of the Evangelicals to express their bigotry and ignorance unhindered. He was complaining that liberals and atheists (the religious Rights’ favorite fall guys acting on behalf of Satan apparently) were trying to restrict religious freedom and were interfering in peoples’ lives and their right to religion.

Yes, dear readers, there is nothing like an unembarrassed hypocrite from the Right. It is certainly hilarious (I am hemorrhaging on the inside) that he should criticize Darwin for his alleged “disdain for women” when it has been Evangelical Christians like Cameron that  have been debasing and degrading women for centuries and continue to do so even in the year 2012; the Blunt Amendment, which would let employers opt out of a new federal health-care mandate for their employees if they have religious objections and the Abortion Ultrasound Bill, which requires women to undergo a medically unnecessary and invasive transvaginal ultrasound before having an abortion and which was signed into law in Virginia on March 7, 2012, are the latest examples of the kind of respect and esteem religious people have for women.

But it hasn’t all just started this year. Last year alone, more than 1100 reproductive health restrictions were introduced in all 50 states. Restrictions to abortion rights skyrocketed to record levels in 2011, nine states reduced funding for family planning, Texas reduced its reproductive health budget by 66%, six states passed restrictions on family planning funds and New Hampshire prevented planned parenthood from recieving Tittle X funds. (Source: Think Prgoress).  All these laws are solely and exclusive based on religious grounds.

So you understand that I find it both laughable and insincere for Cameron and religious people everywhere to complain that government interferes with them and tells them how to conduct their lives.

Religious Infestation

But the buck doesn’t stop there. Religion is permeating and infesting public life and policy on all levels. Ohio Exit Polls from the last GOP candidate election revealed that for over 80% of Republican voters in Ohio it matters that a candidate shares their religious beliefs. These voters are in stark agreement with the Taliban on this one.

And make no mistake about it: all candidates – in both parties – have been constantly trafficking in religious pandering. Even President Obama, who is a smart man, said, – with a straight face – that “I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins and that I am redeemed through him.”

Kirk Cameron spreads the love

He is a better actor than I thought if he is able to say something so stupid and truly outlandish with a dead pan expression. It is like saying “I believe that the pink elephant circling the orbit died for my sins and I am going to make public policy decisions based on said pink elephant in orbit.”

I don’t think people understand the extent to which such answers are utterly scandalous and detrimental for this country.  That only 18 percent of Republican voters in Ohio say that they cast their votes without any religious prejudice at all is frightening. And the fact that no one seems to see that is even more disturbing.

The media are only interested in which candidates these people vote for, but there is no headline saying that religious bigtory is rampant among Ohio voters, which is what the real cause of contention should be.  Why? Because the media, just as the majority of the general population,  consider it perfectly acceptable, and a given,  for presidential candidates to have to discuss their religious beliefs when campaigning and answering questions about government.

Alan Alda, who played California Republican Arnold Vinick on The West Wing  said in fiction what I wish our real politicians and law makers,  including our President, had said in real life:

I don’t see how we can have a separation of church and state in this government if you have to pass a religious test to get in this government. And I want to warn everyone in the press and all the voters out there if you demand expressions of religious faith from politicians, you are just begging to be lied to. They won’t all lie to you but a lot of them will. And it will be the easiest lie they ever had to tell to get your votes. So, every day until the end of this campaign, I’ll answer any question anyone has on government, But if you have a question on religion, please go to church.”

Bigotry Trying to Pass as Freedom of Speech

I must say that in  way, it pains me to see Kirk Cameron, one of my teen celebrity crushes from back in the day, having fallen so deeply and so irreversibly into the claws of religious bigotry and with it hatred and the complete annihilation of common sense and intelligent thought. What’s worse, he thinks that there is no problem with what he is doing and saying because, after all, we live in America, which bigots seem to have mistaken for carte blanche to spread any amount of unfounded bullshit and hate speech they want against any group.

When Cameron stands up there, on TV, saying that he believes homosexuality is destructive to society, the kind of message he sends is very clear. This is no longer about him expressing his views on an issue, this is him instigating violence and hatred and it is irresponsible to do so in a time where teens who try to come out, are being bullied and harassed and driven to suicide in some cases.

Words have consequences and the word of people in the public sphere have even bigger consequences, because a lot of people hear them. Cameron’s instigation of hatred, which he and everyone defending him is trying to brush under the carpet as just harmless expressions of opinion, has very real life consequences, ultimately rendering him an irresponsible person.

I am tired of this country having fallen into a stupor of anti scientific ideologies and anti intellectual mentalities under the  guise of fair play and equality. Religious people, and religious people alone, are solely responsbile for the decline in education and knowledge. Rick Santorum, who is a potential presidential candidate, homeschools his children out of fear that the outside world might actually teach them reality and facts instead of the fairy tales and made up crap he and his pious doormat of a wife teach them.  He fears knowledge and ideas that emerge in a college setting so much that he is, literally, holding his children hostage at home, depriving them from access to it, because any idea that does not conform to the narrow lens with which he views the world is considered dangerous.

Religion is the Poison of the Mind, the Killer of Innovation and Philosophical Suicide

Charles Darwin - Religious peoples' Antichrist

While I strongly believe in the “live and let live” mantra and that everyone is entitled to believe in whatever they want to believe in (Jesus, Mohammed, Santa Clause, the Eatser Bunny), I feel that I can no longer just sit by idly and politely nod, thus giving credence to the misinformation, ignorance, and lies of religious people and their followers, because there is an inherent and palpable danger in doing that.

There is nothing honorable and polite in giving credence to insanity. If my actions allow for the truth to be suppressed and for fallacies to take its place and influence everyone else’s life, then my actions in that regard need to change, which means speaking up against religion.

Kirk Cameron believes in things that a fifth grader’s textbook could disprove. He is dangerous because his faith is not just confined to his personal realm, but it is infesting society. He is advocating it on TV, in schools and he is judging others based on his skewed beliefs. He believes that facts and knowledge are secondary, if not irrelevant, to god and the fairy tales spewed in the Bible.

When a child makes up an invisible friend, we smile and think it is really cute. But when an adult does pretty much the same thing, we call it faith and elevate that fictional person in their mind to some kind of authority figure; the divine.

Subsequently, the person with said holy invisible friend in fairy tale land wants everyone else to conduct their lives according to this fictional reality they have created, no matter how detrimental, and any opposition or criticism is called foul play and infringement upon their right to religion.

And as long as us intellectuals, us logical and intelligent people, remain pushovers, people like Cameron (and Santorum, Gingrich, Romney and the other 250 million living in this country) will continue the infestation and contamination of the public sphere with their backwards, unfounded, bigoted religious beliefs.

Out of fear to be branded intolerant, religious people have been given far too much  leeway to continue spreading ignorance, bigotry, anti-intellectualism and misogyny.

Alas I would rather be a logical beast than an uneducated sheep, because there is nothing glorious or heroic or even admirable in giving credence to the kind of thinking that has ultimately proven detrimental for society.

The hatred and vile diatribes lodged against women, homosexuals, transgendered people, atheists, liberals and evolutionists is mortifying. And neither Rush Limbaugh, Kirk Cameron, Rick Santorum, or anyone really, has a right to use their words to incite their cult-like followers to act out against others whom they happen to disapprove of and/or disagree with because their views don’t conform to their religious views.

The First Amendment

The First Amendment separates church from state, explicitly saying that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”

Being anti abortion and making it into law is respecting an establishment of religion.

Saying that gay people are sick abominations and should not get married because marriage is defined as between a man and a woman according to god, is respecting an establishment of religion.

Demanding that stem cell research be defunded because using microscopic cells of an embryo in the fridge is murder and against god’s plan is respecting an establishment of religion.

Santorum demanding that people only have sex for procreation and ought not to use contraceptives because it goes against god’s plan, is a law respecting an establishment of religion.

Demanding that they teach Creationism and Intelligent design in schools to make religious people feel better is respecting an establishment of religion.

Wanting school prayer is respecting an establishment of religion.

Degrading a woman into being transvaginally probed to shame her into carrying a pregnancy they don’t want to term because aborting such pregnancy goes against your religious beliefs, is respecting an establishment of religion.

Free speech does not apply to this. Religious people are, per the First Amendment, free to exercise their faith without government persecution but they are not  free to make laws or establish policy that incorporates and respects their faith.

Why the fuck do religious and non religious people alike not understand that and call demands for them to stop infesting public policy and government as infringing upon their freedom to religion.

It is like the King of France saying that the demands of his subjects for equity constitute an infringement upon his rights to oppress them.

Religious people have set into motion a plan and worldview which is a slap in the face to the enlightened and reason and they keep getting away with it by pulling the “right to religion” card – which they completely misinterpreted and misrepresented as shown above.  For far too long, religious people have put us intellectuals and rational people, the atheists, on the defense where we have to, time and again, guard against and explain ourselves to these delusional fools.

It was about time, however, that they started defending their unfounded stance, their delusions, their fairy tales, their bigotry. No one should have to sit by idly and politely nod when these people take humanity down a dangerous path.

Kirk Cameron is a delusional, severely ignorant fool who is so blinded by his faith that he doesn’t even recognize how detrimental his actions and words are. He seriously considers calling an entrie segment of society destructive as his inalienable right and in a very un-christlike manner, his message is not, as he have us believe, of love, but of hatred. This is not the kind of mindsets we should embrace and condone for the sake of politeness.

As Mark Twain said “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” 

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