Radical Agenda

Filthy homosexuals! Always preying on unsuspecting kids and trying to recruit them into the homosexual lifestyle! Gawd, I nearly puked when I read this story about a bunch of gays trying to lure children to their dirty little clubhouse with all its weirdo rituals.

Oh, my bad. Those were evangelicals. Not gays.

Before anyone accuses me of being a religion-hater, let me point out that I’m not making a comment on religion. I’m making a comment on projection, although, yeah, unfortunately for religious folks who don’t wantonly hate the LGBTQ community, most of the people who do, the people who go on about the “radical gay agenda” to recruit children, are religious folks, too.

Anyway, projection. As David Neiwert has said: “You can always get a good idea where the right is headed (if it’s not already there) by what it’s currently accusing the left of doing.” Hence, Newt Gingrich’s whining about “radical secularists” and the stiffling of religious beliefs, or the GOP’s incessant insinuations that the Democratic Party is full of perverts. Laughable.

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  1. Angelos

    Imagine the OUTRAGE if this were a Muslim church…

  2. Say it ain’t so! Church going folk brainwashing the childrens! The vapors! How will I ever finish the day? O’ wait! It is almost 5.

  3. Lizard

    From the article:

    “We’ve brought a thousand souls to Jesus.”

    Aaaand now I’m picturing Jesus as a human variant of Audrey II, looming in his pot in the corner and shrieking “Feed me, Seymour!!!” until his minions show up with the next shipment of bloody, delicious human souls.

    Also, “Straitgate” sounds like the name of some future White House sex scandal, in which our lesbian president is found to be shagging her male intern on the side. Or something.

  4. Nadai

    Aaaand now I’m picturing Jesus as a human variant of Audrey II, looming in his pot in the corner and shrieking “Feed me, Seymour!!!” until his minions show up with the next shipment of bloody, delicious human souls.

    I’m going to have that image in my head for days.

  5. Kate217

    Lizard, you have me literally in tears of laughter here. Thanks so much.

  6. PortlyDyke

    My friend recently had her 11 year old son return home very late after school.

    When she asked him where he’d been, he said “At the church down the street”.

    She questioned him about what had happened there.

    He said that he had sat through a sermon, but it had been worth it all:

    “They had great candy. The little snickers, and all that. It was just like Halloween.”

    I can give you citations of the actual place where this happened. It’s still happening.

  7. Jay in Oregon

    Anyone else amazed at how the only decision a 10-year-old child is mature and reasonable enough to make is which version of God/Allah/Yahweh/(insert object of veneration) to worship?

    If parents want to “dedicate their baby to Christ”, well, that’s their perogative. At the same time, I don’t consider that child a Christian until they’re old enough to understand what that means.

  8. oddjob

    If parents want to “dedicate their baby to Christ”, well, that’s their perogative. At the same time, I don’t consider that child a Christian until they’re old enough to understand what that means.

    Do you have any idea how many nasty, nasty arguments there have been in American Protestant Christianity over exactly that topic?

  9. Jay in Oregon

    Do you have any idea how many nasty, nasty arguments there have been in American Protestant Christianity over exactly that topic?

    Not enough, it seems…

  10. oddjob

    Back when I was a fundy in college I read a book from the 1800’s written by one of that era’s great revivalists, a Presbyterian named Charles Finney. Even back then during The Second Great Awakening of the early-mid 1800’s there were intense disputes about that topic, and he mentions that in this autobiography.

    The ones who believed in adult baptism first appeared at approximately the same time as John Calvin & Martin Luther, and were called (derisively I’m sure) “anabaptists”, meaning “again baptists” because they rejected the legitimacy of baptising an infant. The stance of the Anabaptists caused them to be persecuted as heretics not only by the Vatican, but also by the Calvinists and the Lutherans!

    The founder of the Rhode Island colony was one Roger Williams, a man ejected from the Massachusetts Colony once he embraced anabaptist theology (the Puritans and Pilgrims were both Calvinist sects who had no tolerance at all for any who disagreed with their respective theologies). Those who agreed with Williams were ejected along with him. Thus, Rhode Island, now one of the most Roman Catholic of all states, was founded by Baptists!

  11. Nora

    Anabaptists are still with us in the form of Amish and Mennonite denominations. They were among the most heavily persecuted in the old country. These are about the most peaceable of people despite their differences.

  12. I think it is important to note that not all churches would countenance witnessing and recruitment of school children without the permission of parents. The problem here is that some sects, some churches, are led with such zelousness that they don’t bat an eye at this sort of behavior. When they cross the line and violate basic social mores, then they risk being called a cult. Perhaps I should have used the “C” word in my original post.

    Oh, and the “Straitgate” joke is wonderful, Lizard. I must say when typing “Straitgate” I typoed is several times. Just couldn’t stop thinking “Straightgate” I suppose.

  13. oddjob

    Anabaptists are still with us in the form of Amish and Mennonite denominations.

    A lot of the fundamentalist Christian denominations are anabaptist, including Southern Baptists, and just about any Pentecostal denomination you care to mention.

  14. Arkades

    Adult strangers, luring kids away from parks with promises of candy? Sounds like the beginning of a cautionary tale…

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