Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Top Ten Something

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Gary L. Cass of the Christian Anti Defamation Commission never fails to amuse, this time with his Top Ten Anti-Christian Acts of 2009, none of which manage to be specifically anti Christian.

10. Pro-life Pastor Reverend Walter Hoye of Oakland, CA was jailed for exercising peaceful, pro-life speech. Actually, he was jailed for violating the 8 foot buffer zone required of pro life protestors at clinics in Oakland, a requirement he was well aware of. Apparently, if Christians aren't allowed to break the law, it's persecution!

9. Rev. Fred Winters was murdered while preaching in his pulpit in Maryville, Illinois. A horrific act of violence that no one knows the motive for. According to family, Rev. Winters' murderer was mentally ill, in which case there likely isn't any motive your or I could understand.

8. HBO’s program "Curb Your Enthusiasm" aired an episode where the main actor urinates on painting of Jesus. When confronted HBO would not apologize. That's just part and parcel of Curb Your Enthusiasm if you've ever seen the show. Which I'm guessing neither Cass nor his readers have.

7. The overt homosexual participation in Obama's presidential inaugural events by “Bishop” Vickie Eugene Robinson, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D. C., and a homosexual marching band. Homosexuals are not inherently anti Christian. In fact, plenty of homosexuals are actually Christian. (Head 'splosion in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .) As for the use of the adjective "overt", would you have preferred the chorus to sing from a closet somewhere in the White House?

6. Police called to East Jessamine Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky to stop 8th graders from praying during their lunch break for a student whose mother was tragically killed. The police were never called. Students were initially told not to pray during lunch, but were then told they could if they wanted to, as long as the prayer was student led and initiated, not led or initiated by a teacher or other school official.

5. Pro-life activist Jim Pullion was murdered in front of his granddaughter's high school for showing the truth about abortion. I can't find any information on the killer, so I have no way of knowing why Mr. Pullion was murdered. It's sad, but I'm not sure why it's higher on the list than the other murder, or below what's coming up next.

4. An activist judge ordered a home school mom in New Hampshire to stop home schooling her daughter because the little girl “reflected too strongly” her mother’s Christian faith. I did a post on this. The girl's name is Amanda Voydatch. That's not why she was ordered to stop home schooling. She was ordered to stop home schooling because the entire situation was becoming abusive and derogatory towards the father. Why is this more important than 2 murders?

3. The Federal Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate" that labeled conservative Christians extremists and potential terrorists. They also released a report on leftwing extremism several months earlier. so what?

2. President Obama's appointment of radical anti-Christians like homosexual activist Kevin Jennings as the "safe school czar;" pro-abortion advocate Kathleen Seblius made Secretary of Human and Health Services, and Chai Feldblum, pro-homosexual and anti-religious liberty judge nominated for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. homosexuals as far as the eye can see! or, at least three of them. why is this more important than two murders?

1. The Federal Hate Crimes Bill that attacks religious liberty and freedom of speech. For the first time in our history ministers are vulnerable to investigation and prosecution for telling the truth about homosexuality. Isn't conflating fundamentalist Christianity with hatred my line? I hate it when they do that!


  1. #1 has other problems as well. The law in question specifically doesn't do anything to speech at all, it merely makes crimes which have hatred as a motivation more severe.

    #10 does actually concern me in that such laws do seem to make a genuine distinction based on the content of speech which is a free speech problem. The laws can be tailored carefully to not do so (such as simply prohibiting loitering near clinics) but more often they are not.

    Overall, the list is exactly what one would expect: Anything that is less than putting their brand of Christianity on top constitutes persecution.

  2. I enjoy the random cat pictures that precede these posts. They help blunt my annoyance and anger at that all-too-frequent Christian dishonesty and persecution complex.

  3. These “Persecuted Christian” really don’t make any easier for me to shed my running theory that they are either illiterate, or simply don’t read the friggin reports about supposed anti-Christian acts, if they consistently miss the friggin points of these stories and skip over details that conveniently blow their bullcrap into smithereens.

  4. To Fundies, "Christian privilege challenging" = "persecution"

  5. It looks like the radical right may have finally shot themselves in the foot...

    By degrading the public education system to the point where even their own spoke people have become so stupid that they just make the whole charade look like a bunch of squabbling chipmunks...


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