Wednesday, April 17, 2013

4.17.13 Bee-otch of the Day: the religious right

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Name: The Religious Right
Age: various
Occupation: overblowers of Christianity
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: using the Boston disaster to become bigger assholes

That's what I always fear: disaster strikes, and the Religious Right pulls a Nelson Muntz by pointing while proclaiming, "HA! HA!"

On Monday, while the nation was shocked and stunned by the horrific attacks in Boston, there was a celebration in Topeka. The Westboro Baptist Church was tweeting that God had sent a terrorist to Copley Square as punishment to America for liking fags. They also announced that they will protest the funerals of the dead, which includes an eight-year-old boy.

On Tuesday's edition of The 700 Club, Pat Robertson commented on the marathon bombings by linking religion to them, saying "don't talk to me about religion of peace". Many feel that the 83-year-old televangelist was talking about Muslims since they're responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Just days after that event almost 12 years ago, he was discussing it with fellow televangelist Jerry Falwell who blamed the attacks on America's tolerance on gays, liberals, feminists and other groups he felt were ungodly.

But maybe one of the people who needed a good cup of shut the fuck up was that of Bill Johnson, the president of the American Decency Association out of Fremont. A few weeks ago, he blasted NBA legend Magic Johnson for supporting his son who just announced that he was gay. Many have attacked the kook - best known for his fight to get Howard Stern off terrestrial radio - for being yet another Jesus freak who begs people for money and using hate to scare people into doing so. Johnson did respond by saying that America has turned their backs on God and that they will feel his wrath.

So, God sent out some wacko to create a pressure cooker filled with shrapnel to kill people during one of the most-important races of the year. Real classy, guys.

Look. even though the Muslims have their terrorists, so do Christians. Sadly, some of these so-called Christians look up to Robertson and others to fuel their faith and use it to hurt and destroy others. Yet, the Bible explains that vengeance is his. The truth is, Robertson, Johnson and the Phelpses LOVE tragedy. They know that people are scared enough that the world's coming to an end that they're willing to give them a huge chunk of change in hopes of reversing their fortunes.

At this point, there have been no arrests in the bombings, and nobody's a suspect. I know that whoever gets busted, people will attack their faith and lump all their fellow believers in with them. Same thing happened on 9/11; the attackers were Muslim, so all Muslims were bad all the sudden. 

The Osmonds are right: one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch. But, I think somebody needs to give the message that it's just never cool to use tragedy to spit in peoples' faces.

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