LeClaire: Jindal Being ‘Persecuted’ and ‘Crucified’

Jennifer LeClaire, the completely unhinged editor of Charisma News, was one of the sponsors of Bobby Jindal’s absurd prayer rally last weekend and she is outraged that there are people who publicly criticized and protested against it. Naturally, that means he’s just like Jesus and being crucified.

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell just declared Feb. 12 “Charles Darwin Day” in his state—just because a member of the Delaware Atheist Meetup group asked him to.

Nevertheless, no one is persecuting Markell for his godless move. In fact, atheists everywhere are celebrating and at least one is encouraging other governors to make atheistic proclamations in their states.

Atheists love Darwin and his theory of evolution, which claims humans evolved from lower life forms. The problem with that theory, of course, is that it defies Scripture. God created Adam and Eve in His image (see Gen. 2), not Mighty Joe Young and Betsy in the image of the animals Adam named.

So he’s wrong and she’s criticizing him for being wrong, but no one is “persecuting” him. Now let’s see what she has to say about Jindal:

Again, no one is persecuting Markell for his godless move. But let former Texas Gov. Rick Perry or Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal pray in the name of Jesus in a public setting and all hell breaks loose…

Although disappointing, it’s not surprising that Jindal received heaps of criticism for his decision to host a Christian prayer rally. Protestors gathered outside the assembly center to voice their opposition. One protestor told CBN, “He shouldn’t be doing it on a state campus. If they want to do that, go somewhere else.”

But that was mild compared to what would come next. Right Wing Watch verbally crucified the governor, accusing him of “teaming up with anti-gay extremists and Christian-nation advocates” and “giving them credibility they do not deserve.” Slate assumed The Response was “part of the rollout for Jindal’s inevitable presidential run.” And opednews.com claimed: “Jindal’s ‘Response’ a No-Go Zone for Atheists, Gays, and Forms of Intelligent Life.”

I could go on an on and some of the backlash is much worse than that—for calling people to come together and pray in the name of Jesus. I’m all for free speech and freedom of religion, but it seems some other religions—or the religion-less, secular humanists and atheists—are threatened by Christians who pray in the name of Jesus.

Gee Jennifer, what exactly is the difference between you criticizing Markell for his Darwin Day proclamation and others criticizing Jindal for his prayer rally? Why is it criticism when you do it but persecution and crucifixion when others do it? Oh, don’t bother trying to answer. You don’t have an answer and you aren’t capable of defending yourself against this without sounding even more stupid than you already do.

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  • StevoR

    No he’s not!

  • StevoR

    Jindal being crucified that is.

    I’d say mores the pity but then no one deserves that not even Jindal. Not anyone.

    He sure doesn’t deserve to win any election to any public office either though!

  • John Pieret

    Gee … where can I get a piece of the True Cross™ Jindal was crucified on? That could be worth something someday!

  • StevoR

    @ ^ John Pieret : In a world of pure imagination as Willy Wonka sings!

  • dingojack

    Plus one of those evil Satanist Wiccans turned him into a newt once….

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    Nah, still no change, I’m afraid!

    :) Dingo

  • nemistenem

    Fercryinoutloud! What part of Matthew 6.5-6 do these ridiculous Xtians not get? Hypocrites with a capital H to the last of them! I think I’ll go into my closet tonite and pray that they all go away… any takers on my bet they are still here tomorrow with more nonsense spouting from their pieholes?

  • Synfandel

    The problem with that theory, of course, is that it defies Scripture.

    So…no problem, then.

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

    John 3:14-15 ~ “Oh, you brood of vipers! Thou doist be so cruel, persecuting Me with your signs and rhyming chants! Woe beist thee! Also, thou!”

  • caseloweraz

    The Charisma News article contains links to Right Wing Watch and the rest, so Christian readers can easily go and get them some persecution themselves. Reminds me of Tom Lehrer’s line: “No need for you to miss a minute of the agonizing holocaust.”

  • dugglebogey

    Darwin was never persecuted? Just smooth sailing for him then?

  • Trebuchet

    @10: Obviously, he’s burning in the Fires of Hell. Or sitting at the right hand of Satin. Err, Santa. Err, Satan. That’s it, Satan.

    I continue to find it surprising that all these evangelicals are so fond of Jindal, a Roman Catholic. And a brown one, at that.

  • Kevin Kehres

    From her lips…haven’t seen a good crucifixion in years…

  • John Pieret

    Trebuchet:

    I continue to find it surprising that all these evangelicals are so fond of Jindal, a Roman Catholic. And a brown one, at that.

    They like him because saying anything more or less nice about him makes them seem “broadminded.” It’s not like they intend to vote for him … anymore than they would vote for Herman Cain or Ben Carson!

  • wreck

    “Atheists love Darwin and his theory of evolution, which claims humans evolved from lower life forms. The problem with that theory, of course, is that it defies Scripture. God created Adam and Eve in His image (see Gen. 2)”

    Right at this point you know that whatever follows will break the stupidometer.

  • Sastra

    I could go on an on and some of the backlash is much worse than that—for calling people to come together and pray in the name of Jesus.

    So poor Bobby Jindall got on the phone and called some of his friends over to pray — and THIS is what caused OUTRAGE? A private prayer group?

    Oh, no, it wasn’t. It involved overtly mixing religion with government. Sorry about that — it kinda sounded the other way to me. Inadvertent, I’m sure.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Verbal crucifixion is the very worst kind, too. Except possibly for actual crucifixion.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … “giving them credibility they do not deserve.”

    Sorry, Right Wing Watch, but how does association with Bobby Jindal give anyone “credibility”?

  • wreck

    @ Hercules Grytpype-Thynne #16:

    “Except possibly for actual crucifixion”

    When I first read that I thought it said ANAL crucifixion. OUCH!!

  • Synfandel

    When I first read that I thought it said ANAL crucifixion. OUCH!!

    Maybe someone should nail Jindal’s ass.

  • Deacon Duncan

    Every time I hear Christians complain about so-and-so being “crucified,” I have to wonder: when they say that Jesus was “crucified,” does that maybe mean that he, too, merely got criticized in public? Maybe all this stuff about nails was just the same sort of hyperbole as calling Jindal “crucified.” Maybe appearing alive after his “crucifixion” was really no big deal after all.

    That’s the problem with modern Christians being all hysterical and apoplectic with their terminology. It raises the possibility that ancient Christians might not have been all that different.

  • thebookofdave

    One more time!

    I’m all for [universal civil right or common value of human dignity], but [something that contradicts my earlier declaration, or restricts its benefits to my in-group].

  • LightningRose

    MO @8

    “John 3:14-15”

    Hah! I see what you did there!

  • LightningRose

    Although allowing for sacred round off, it really should be John 3:14-16″

  • anubisprime

    Slightly OT but worth the punt…Seeing as Jindal is a katolik sunbeam…maybe he would appreciate this latest news..

    Now this must crucify…

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31076838

    Ouch!