The Intolerance of The Religious

When openly gay lawmaker State Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) took to the Pennsylvania House to talk about section 3 of DOMA being stuck down, his republican colleagues used procedural prestidigitation  to silence him. (Riley)

“One of those lawmakers, conservative state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), told WHYY that he believed Sims’ comments would be a violation of “God’s law.”(Mike Riley via
Huffington Post)

It never fails how the followers of the so called Prince of Peace are all about acceptance and tolerance, unless you disagree with them. Then they use the same book they claim is  sunshine and gum drops to bludgeon anyone they don’t like.

Has it ever crossed their minds they are selectively citing scripture to support their bigotry? Or that this country was founded as secular nation and it doesn’t matter what their god or any other has to say.

 Does anyone else find it rather tiresome how these Jesus warriors see the devil everywhere and not content to be hermits insist we adhere to their moral code? And if we don’t  they scream about being oppressed. Yes because when you make up over 90% of the population, not getting your way every time is a grave injustice.

 The hypocrisy of these people is stunning. They are ones who scream the loudest about the government getting involved in people’s lives.  Until it’s  an issue they don’t like then they couldn’t  care less about government intervention.

The thing which makes me lose hope in humanity is not that these type continue to be elected but they seem to get dumber with each election. If it’s not comments on legitimate rape, or masturbating fetuses, it’s introducing legislation that puts the Taliban to shame.

 You’re going to cut food stamps at a time when million are starving? Yet have no problem cutting taxes for the super wealthy who’ve gained the most from the economic recover? So much for to whom much is given much is required.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the god they worship is the free market. So long as the Dow is high and their portfolios are doing fine, screw everyone else. Those parasites should die in street and lessen the burden on society and the job creators.

Forget fixing student loan rates. It’s only a matter of time before one of these nimrods proposes bringing back poor houses and indentured servitude. And as our roads and bridges crumble they couldn’t be assed to spend a cent.  But let it involve the private sector or the defense budget and they’ll cut each other’s throat to be the first one to toss out the money bags.

No matter the issue they always take whichever side is the most dickish and then justify it with asinine reasons. Sorry gays you can’t get married because then people might marry dogs and children. Nope, can’t have universal health care because then the government will ice grandma.

 Gun control? Well didn’t you know it’s a plot to institute Marshall law and put everyone in FEMA camps to be educated  in the glory of Fearless Leader. The polar ice caps are gone and storms have gotten worse. Naw, Global Warming is a hoax perpetrated by the lame stream media, so that Obama can wreck the economy and turn the country into a socialist paradise.

Yes when you believe in magical thinking the jump to full on conspiracy theorist is a short one. They both ascribe an us against them mentality and  any criticism of their beliefs is used as evidence they are correct.

Religion and conspiracy theories make people feel part of something bigger than themselves and privy to secret knowledge. And when confronted with information that contradicts their world view they ignore it or claim the speaker is part of the conspiracy. Moreover they provide cover for the mental ill by validating their delusions and  paranoia.

So what can be done?

Call out these crazies and vote them out of office. It’s possible with hard work as proven by the ousting of Michele Bachmann, Allen West, and Todd Akin.            

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