Peroutka: Non-Discrimination Laws a Plot Against God

Michael Peroutka, the former Constitution Party presidential candidate and a Christian theocrat, went on Steve Deace’s radio show to rant about the already-withdrawn subpoenas in Houston and claim that non-discrimination laws are a plot to eliminate religion and replace it with idolatry of the government.

Deace declared that nondiscrimination laws like the one in Houston and transgender nondiscrimination laws being considered throughout the country are ultimately meant to “silence the church” and elevate government to the level of God.

Lawmakers, Deace argued, are “using sexual perversity and immorality as the means to silence the church so that there is no institution capable of challenging the supremacy of the state.”

Peroutka — who is also a GOP candidate for a county office in Maryland — agreed, saying “If you believe that you are God, as government has proved over and over again that it believes it is…you don’t want there to be another God, you don’t want anybody to have an allegiance to the one true and living God, the God of the Bible whose son is Jesus Christ, because if that exists it is the enemy of your own idolatry.”

So if you’re not allowed to discriminate, apparently you can’t believe in God and you have to worship the government. Makes perfect sense.

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  • eric

    you don’t want anybody to have an allegiance to the one true and living God, the God of the Bible whose son is Jesus Christ, because if that exists it is the enemy of your own idolatry.”

    But running for office – trying to become this idol, trying to join this enemy – that’s perfectly in line with having allgiance to God, eh Peroutka?

  • D. C. Sessions

    It’s refreshing to see them being honest.

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    I don’t worship the government OR God, I worship Teh Gheys. Perhaps we could send this nice man a copy of our Agenda. I’m sure he could find a place for it on his coffee table. The hardcover edition, of course…

  • blf

    Perhaps we could send this nice man a copy of [Teh Gey] Agenda. … The hardcover edition, of course…

    The delux edition with the Teflon™ pages. Otherwise they will all be soon stuck together.

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    I know this is a cliché and a truism, but you’d think an omnipotent, omniscient and ubiquitous deity could take care of itself and wouldn’t need us to defend it.

    It’s like these people who claim Obama is simultaneously a weak President, incapable of achieving anything, and a powerful conspirator and plotter who will bring down the country and consign us all to the wrath of god, the tender mercies of ISIS, or the terror of ebola — whichever comes first.

  • Chiroptera

    …and elevate government to the level of God.

    I hate to say this*, but the conservative Christians have already done this themselves. The jingoistic, bordering-on-fascist nationalism that comes from the pulpits, at least as far back as th e 70s when I was a Christian, the idolatry of the flag, and, yes, when it is a pro-national security, tough on crime Republican (or in the old days, even a conservative Democrat), office, worship of the state.

    *Not actually a true statement.

  • Loqi

    Hardcover? Pages? And here I thought the Gay Agenda was just a post-it note with the words “fair and equal treatment” on it.

  • dugglebogey

    It’s starting to seem like the single message and point of religion is to oppose homosexuality.

    Is that really what they want to be all about? When they are taking such a hard stand against one little thing, that’s what happens.

  • Larry

    #5

    and consign us all to the wrath of god, the tender mercies of ISIS, or the terror of ebola — whichever and consign us all to the wrath of god, the tender mercies of ISIS, or the terror of ebola — whichever comes firstcame most recently.

    FTFY

  • Larry

    f you believe that you are God, as government has proved over and over again that it believes it is

    So “government” is sort of like a Borg Collective, the will of millions of low and high level bureaucrats melding and fusing together to become One, or, The One, as it were? Where only the church (played by Patrick Stewart) can defeat It by implanting a self-destruct command in the Conscious. Only to have Whoopi Goldberg tell us that They’ll be back as They know we exist.

    Or have I gone off the deep end?

  • whheydt

    Unlike god, if one believes the government exists, it is possible to point to something real to support the belief.

  • badgersdaughter

    I’ve been pointing out literally for years that most people ascribe to government the things they normally otherwise ascribe to gods and churches. Or maybe it’s the other way around. My Tea-Party-member brother didn’t appreciate the things I told him he was “rendering unto Caesar” that he should only have been “rendering unto God”. Maybe that was because I’m an atheist, but maybe it was because I was correct.

    Coda: He told me that if I was so against God and Patriotism, I should move somewhere there wasn’t any of either. I now live in Ireland. Life is so funny sometimes.

  • John Pieret

    Larry @ 10:

    Or have I gone off the deep end?

    No. But the analogy might best be reversed. It is the wingnuts who aspire to be the Borg and they are having severe angst because they are learning that resistance is not futile.

  • busterggi

    If god didn’t want us to discriminate he wouldn’t have made us different enough to give us an excuse.

  • John Pieret

    dugglebogey @ 8:

    It’s starting to seem like the single message and point of religion is to oppose homosexuality.

    Give the wingnut leaders this much credit … they know their intended audience. Gotta keep it simple black and white. Any shades of gray will just confuse ’em.