Jindal’s Rally Shaping Up to Be a Wingnutapalooza

The bigots, haters and bizarre extremists are coming out of the woodwork to support Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s upcoming prayer rally, which is identical to the one Rick Perry held in 2011 to launch his failed presidential bid. A bunch of them have made videos urging people to attend, including Cindy Jacobs:

Jacobs is a self-proclaimed “respected prophet” who claims that her prayers have the power to cure insanity, reverse hysterectomies, heal tumors, stop terrorist attacks, capture world leaders, prevent coups, and revive the dead. Even her children, she claims, possess similar power to stop tornadoes and prevent assassinations. She once said that President Obama’s “anti-Biblical” policies are responsible for natural disasters and warned that even more will strike America as the result of gay marriage, which is a Satanic plot. Jacobs claimed that Perry’s Response prayer rally freed Texas from the curse of Native American cannibals and, perhaps most infamously, she once declared that thousands of birds died in Arkansas because of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

And don’t forget her magical bottomless bowl of spaghetti. E.W. Jackson will also be there:

Jackson is a Religious Right activist and former GOP candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia who has asserted that the push for gay rights has killed more black men than the KKK and said that gay men and women are “perverted,” “degenerate,” and “frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally.” He has warned that gay marriage will lead to bestiality and said that there is a “direct connection” between homosexuality and pedophilia. The definition of marriage can never change, Jackson has declared, because “America was ordained by Almighty God.”

The lesson, as always: There is no extreme too extreme for today’s Republican party. There is nothing someone can say that would be so crazy that Republican politicians would feel the need to disassociate themselves and stop appearing with them.

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  • dingojack

    Sooo — there’ll be about 60 attendees then (not including Speakers and those poor folks who’ll have to attend because it’s their job to look after these nut-jobs. Won’t anyone think of the poor janitors, bar and wait staff etc.?

    Dingo

  • John Pieret

    Perry’s Response prayer rally freed Texas from the curse of Native American cannibals

    Okay, I’m curious. Did Cindy think, when Perry put on his Prayer-O-Thon, that there were bands of Native American cannibals roaming around Texas or did she “foresee” bands of Native American cannibals in the future unless we prayed them away?

    However, I’m not curious enough to wade through her ravings to find out.

  • http://adventuresinzymology.blogspot.com JJ831

    Jacobs is a self-proclaimed “respected prophet” who claims that her prayers have the power to cure insanity, reverse hysterectomies, heal tumors, stop terrorist attacks, capture world leaders, prevent coups, and revive the dead

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that “Anti-Biblical” right there?

  • Trebuchet

    Isn’t Jindal a Roman Catholic? You know, a non-Christian according to many of these people?

  • raven

    Isn’t Jindal a Roman Catholic? You know, a non-Christian according to many of these people?

    He is the right kind of Roman Catholic. A fundie xian Catholic.

    Most of the fundies don’t let being RCC or Mormon get in the way. As long as you hate the right groups of people it’s all OK.

    They’ve discovered the commonalities of their cults. They hate us more than they hate each other.

  • http://sidhe3141.blogspot.com JamesY2

    Jacobs is a self-proclaimed “respected prophet” who claims that her prayers have the power to cure insanity, reverse hysterectomies, heal tumors, stop terrorist attacks, capture world leaders, prevent coups, and revive the dead.

    So, Remove Curse, Regeneration, Remove Disease, Dominate Person, Hold Person, Flame Strike, and Raise Dead? Which domains did she take?

  • Doug Little

    I’ve often wondered about the tactics of rolling with whomever will support you no matter how bat shit insane in the early stages of a presidential run. They have to realize that its going to bite them in the ass later on down the road when they are trying to attract votes from the undecideds. Maybe they know that deep down they haven’t got a chance in hell of getting the nomination and so aren’t even trying from the get go maybe they are even trying to make one particular candidate more reasonable than they actually are buy courting all the crazies so the heir apparent doesn’t have to deal with them.

  • Kevin Kehres

    It’s really all about the Benjamins.

    Even if Piyush is absolutely certain that he cannot and will not be elected President, merely announcing your candidacy results in an instant influx of sweet, sweet money. As long as you continue to spew the correct regurgitations, that flow of sweet, sweet money never-ever ends.

    Witness Sarah Palin, who is a wealthy woman despite being qualified only to sweep the floors of the Wasila town hall.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    Jacobs … claims that her prayers have the power to cure insanity, reverse hysterectomies, heal tumors, stop terrorist attacks, capture world leaders, prevent coups, and revive the dead.

    They forgot “refill pasta bowls”.