Rios, McFarland: Treasonous, Satanic to Protest Prayer Rally

Two of the American Family Association’s resident radio talk show hosts, Sandy Rio and Alex McFarland, are highly upset that people showed up and protested Bobby Jindal’s prayer rally. And those people aren’t just wrong, you see, they’re “borderline treasonous.” Oh, and Satanic too.

McFarland criticized Louisiana State University professors and students who attended the protest for criticizing Jindal’s prominent role in gathering: “This undermines America. This is borderline treasonous.”

Rios, upset by a sign advertising the Satanic Temple — which is best known for taking advantage of the Religious Right’s legal claims on religious accommodation to force states to host Satanic monuments and materials — held up the sign as proof that the demonstrators were demonic.

“It is tipping its hand to the fact that this really is a spiritual battle and we can see more clearly who the enemy is,” Rios said. “This is really, pulled back the layers, we’re talking about a spiritual battle against darkness and light.”…

“This is all about the Father of Lies, Satan, this is really a spiritual battle,” Rios said.

Yes, it’s treasonous to exercise your First Amendment rights to protest. Unless you’re a right winger, of course. Then it’s perfectly fine.

Isn't that a law prohibiting the defamation of maple syrup?

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  • Artor

    Remember, treason is a bad word, and in the wingnut mind, all bad words are equivalent & interchangeable.

  • Loqi

    @Artor #1

    Mostly interchangeable. There’s still a small amount of context needed. It would’ve been weird if she called it “borderline abortion,” for example.

  • John Pieret

    “This undermines America. This is borderline treasonous.”

    [Sigh] Because only wingnuts are True Americans™ and, therefore, to criticize them is criticizing America and any such criticism of America is treason because we have to maintain “American Exceptionalism” or else the rest of the world will attack us for not being perfect.

    Such is the wingnut “mind.”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    YOUR RIGHT!!! ITS NOT BORDERLINE TREASONOUS!!! ITS CLEARLY TREASONOUS!!! LIBERAL PROTESTERS ARE PROVIDING AID AND COMFORT TO THE ENEMY: SATAN!!!

  • peterh

    Rios’ real enemy is right between his ears.

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    “This is all about the Father of Lies, Satan, this is really a spiritual battle,”

    Are they truly this oblivious (think “Catholic Warrior”) to the satirical nature of the Satanic Temple, or are Rios and McFarland just play acting for the rubes?

    Either way, the Satanists sure are entertaining. I love the ploy with building the Baphomet-with-Adoring-Children statue…”this is no idle threat”.

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  • whheydt

    Perhaps these yahoos need to go back and check their “beloved” Constitution to see how it actually *defines* treason.

  • jnorris

    ““This is all about the Father of Lies, Satan, this is really a spiritual battle,” Rios said.”

    So why is Ms Rios yapping during this spiritual battle? She should be in her prayer closet, like Jesus God said, praying for her Lord to smite the Satanists.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Peterh@5: Rios abhors a vacuum?

  • Kimpatsu

    …we’re talking about a spiritual battle against darkness and light.

    And Lucifer is the Lord of Light, so I take it that the darkness is Xianity?

  • Artor

    @Loqi

    “It would’ve been weird if she called it “borderline abortion,” for example.”

    It wouldn’t be any weirder than the other crap they say. These are the people that think Obama is a gay, Muslim, atheist, communist, fascist, socialist, weak-kneed, tyrannical despot.