If there is one refrain we hear constantly from the Christian right these days, it’s the claim that if we don’t adopt the policies they prefer, their big bad buddy is going to beat us all up. Here’s David Barton trotting out this moronic idea on his radio show for the 15 millionth time:
As Barton explained, God measures the righteousness of a nation “by the public policies they have and how well those policies conform to God’s standards.” Repeating his false claims about the non-discrimination ordinance passed last year in San Antonio, Texas, Barton warned that everyone in San Antonio, even those who opposed the ordinance, will now suffer “because the city has taken a position God cannot bless.”
Just as, in the Bible, all of Israel suffered because of the wickedness of Ahab and Jezebel, so too will everyone in America suffer for electing leaders who do not base public policy on the Bible, he added.“Even the good guys had to go through the national judgment brought on by bad policies from national leaders,” Barton said. “Even if you disagree with those policies, even if you disagree with non-discrimination ordinances, if your city has one, God’s not going to be able to bless that.”
Oh, those poor Christians! They’re just collateral damage in God’s eternal war against freedom and equality. See, that’s why they should all move to Russia, where Putin is creating a Christian paradise where they can pummel those pesky gay people to their heart’s content. Because if they don’t, God is going to send floods and locusts and who knows what else and they could be hit too.