Jesse Lee Peterson Wins an Award

The absolutely deranged Jesse Lee Peterson has won an award. A very important award. Okay, so another virtually anonymous group of wingnuts has declared him a “hero of conscience” and the Worldnetdaily is busy promoting it with lots of flowery words that ignore his actual views, which are vile and bizarre.

In accepting the award, Peterson explained what the organization views as important today.

“We are committed to rebuilding the family. Black Americans fell apart under Lyndon B. Johnson (by accepting government programs and welfare), and as a result – and the government became the daddy of the family – the corrupt leaders became the heads,” he said.

“When you destroy the family, you destroy society. At BOND we are working to restore God’s order in the family. That order is God in Christ, Christ in man, man over woman, and woman over children …”

The organization has been around for more than two decades, and Peterson explains, “We’ve never accepted a dime of government money. The less government in your life the better off you are …”

He continued, “Growing up on a plantation in Alabama, I used to see white Americans celebrating the 4th of July, waving the American flag, and I used to think that one day I want to love my country and fight for it. I never imagined that I would be doing what I’m doing today. … God has answered my prayers and provided opportunities that I haven’t even asked for. I love my country and I fight for my country. I am NOT an African-American – I am an American!”

He called on people to have stand up for their convictions.

“We have to have courage. When you believe in God – there is no fear! God is with us and people have to get over the fear of being called a ‘racist.’ Let them call you what they want. They only have intimidation; they do not have God on their side. If you let the name-calling roll off your back, they lose! When they call you a ‘racist,’ just smile and tell the truth. The truth will remain and work on your behalf. We will win and we are winning this battle!”

No you’re not. You’re losing it and losing it badly. Hell, you lost it when they gave women the right to vote, which you still rail against in the fucking 21st century.

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  • noe1951

    If “When you believe in God – there is no fear!” why do so many Christians believe they MUST carry weapons?

  • Pen

    If his views actually concerned me, I would be thinking Okay, so I can maybe be economically dependent for some of the time on a government that probably won’t interfere too much with my life or I can be actually dependent on and subjugated to a man who’s going to be around the house the whole time. But he says being my husband’s unpaid housemaid and nanny would be a big improvement in my condition as a black woman because… er… because er… it’s not racist so I shouldn’t be afraid? Hmmm… different boss, same old story, I’d say.

  • Synfandel

    Never having been a Christian (or religious in any way), I can’t grok expressions such as “God in Christ, Christ in man”. All these “ins” that pop up in Christian talk leave me stumped. Can anyone tell me what they’re supposed to mean? Or are they just supposed to sound lofty but not actually say anything?

  • DonDueed

    Interesting how the mantra switches gears. It’s “God in Christ, Christ in man”, but all of a sudden it becomes “man over woman…”

    Now, if it stuck with “man in woman” he might have had my attention… but probably not in the way he intended.

  • matty1

    @3 God in Christ is a new one to me, Christ in Man I think is the idea that Jesus has a special link into your mind so that he can telepathically talk to you and tell you important things like he is curing someone somewhere of an unspecified disease or he wants you to run for public office.

  • pocketnerd

    Thus Spake Zara Synfandel, #3:

    Never having been a Christian (or religious in any way), I can’t grok expressions such as “God in Christ, Christ in man”. All these “ins” that pop up in Christian talk leave me stumped. Can anyone tell me what they’re supposed to mean? Or are they just supposed to sound lofty but not actually say anything?

    Here, let me decode that for you.

    “At BOND we are working to restore God’s order in the family.”

    Translation: And WE get to speak for what God wants, of course. How fortunate for us that “God’s order” coincides perfectly with our social and political agenda!

    That order is God in Christ,

    Translation: We aren’t talking about some fluffy-wuffy crap about finding your own truth or panentheism or even a different monotheistic belief like Islam or Judaism. We are fundamentalist Christians. If you aren’t the exact same kind of Christian as us, you are the enemy.

    Christ in man,

    Translation: You must follow all of the dictates of our nascent theocracy. If you believe in personal liberty or religious freedom, you are the enemy.

    man over woman,

    Translation: Shut your mouth and make me a sandwich, whore. Women are to be domestic servants and brood mares. If you are a woman, you are the enemy.

    and woman over children…

    Translation: Children are not nascent human beings to be nurtured, but drones to be programmed with our religious and social agenda and then set loose on the world. They are to be permitted even less agency than women. If you are a child, you are the enemy.

    So basically, it’s a pious-sounding way to recite the fundagelical Ledger of Hate. Hope that helps!

  • countryboy

    Gott Mit Uns

  • John Pieret

    We’ve never accepted a dime of government money.

    Um … BOND is a 501(c)(3) organization. Unless BOND is paying taxes at the regular corporate rate, it is, in fact, taking Federal money that is intended to aid religious and charitable organizations.

  • garnetstar

    It began under Johnson, eh? Actually, has there ever been a time when American social conditions *weren’t* tearing the black family apart?

    None springs to mind.