It’s easy to disdain Pat Robertson, and you can be sickened by the mere mention of Bryan Fischer. However, as these two theocrats are at least honest about their intent to turn America into a Christian-themed version of Iran, replete with women as second class citizens, homosexual outlaws and criminal atheists.
More insidious are the host of other commentators, bloggers and “journalists” who claim to love America but who really want to destroy everything about our secular democracy. Chief among these sinister bastards is Todd Starnes. Here is a nice blurb about his book that gives you a bit of info on the guy:
“Dispatches From Bitter America” was released earlier this year. The book is a collection of essays detailing how President Obama has declared war on the values that made this country great.
You probably haven’t heard of Mr. Starnes, but I follow him.I must have masochistic tendencies, because I can’t stop reading this guy’s shit on (where else) the Fox News web site. I’m totally fascinated by a person who takes positions exactly at odds with everything I believe. Just look at a random smattering of headlines from the first two pages of search results of shit he’s written.
Republicans accuse Obama supporters of indoctrinating students:
Senator: Obama administration giving safe harbor to criminal illegals
Boycott about so much more than a chicken sandwich:
Will US dip American flag at Olympic ceremony?
The day the US military burned the Bible in Afghanistan:
Obama Administration Opposes FDR Prayer at WWII Memorial
Atheist Group Tries to Stop Prayers at High School Football Games That Include ‘Jesus’
Why Are Anti-Christian Bigots So Eager to Prey On Tim Tebow?:
Click on them if you’re curious, but they offer the same utter nonsense that’s turning 30% of American into a bunch of survivalist, self-pitying, religious nut balls. If you’re secular minded you see the pattern in the headlines, but the themes are easy to pick out. Almost everything Starnes writes can fit into four buckets:
- Christians are a persecuted minority (despite being 70% of America)
- America should be (or is) an officially Christian state
- White Christians are the only real Americans
- Secular Americans, liberals, homosexuals and others are destroying America
He has 90% in common with the Taliban and 10% in common with me (we’re both white guys). If he used the word “Allah” instead of “Jesus” he would approach 100% Taliban agreement.
I’m sure Starnes has never seen this web site, but if he did, he’d revile me as much as I do him. The difference between Starnes and me is that I fully support his right to ferociously hate me. I just don’t think his opinion should get government preference, like so many Christians believe.
If Starnes had his way, he’d force my children to pray to his god in public school. He would outlaw things I might enjoy, like strong booze, adult entertainment, opposing war and sleeping in on Sunday.
The funniest part of this guy’s frequent ramblings is his lusty support of war. I don’t even care that his “Jesus” would disapprove. What’s worse about this guy and people like him is that he has never spent one moment in the armed forces.
If I could address him directly, I’d tell him that he’s a chicken-shit coward for promoting war while avoiding any kind of meaningful service. That goes for a lot of warmongering fucks though, so it might not be fair.
Todd might like to point back at me, but he can’t. I’m a veteran, from a long line of veterans—me and my father and both of my grandfathers. Now my son is on active duty. That’s like five generations, but I’m not sure because white trash (like me) never trace our roots that far. If my ancestors were on the Mayflower, chances are they were in the brig.
This guy and thugs like him would be happy to steal my freedom from me, especially my freedom FROM religious coercion. No question about it. But to him I say, please continue to hurl your ignorant, hateful, divisive feces. I’ll defend you, even as I wish you were less of an ignorant sack of shit. Sadly, I don’t have much hope you’ll improve.