Star Parker: Obama Committed ‘Verbal Rape’ at Prayer Breakfast

Okay folks, we have a winner. As the wingnuts fall all over themselves trying to give the most idiotic and hyperbolic overreaction to President Obama’s entirely accurate remarks about religious violence at the National Prayer Breakfast, Star Parker has won. It’s over. No one will top this:

“It was verbal rape. Frankly, what the president did was verbal rape,” Parker said. “He stole all the energy in the room. He stole from all of us. He stole the momentum in the room, he stole from our country, he stole from the world.”

Explaining that those in the room had already been dealing in what she called weak interfaith “sippy soup,” Parker said Obama “reduced that whole meeting to meaninglessness.”

“This is what we were doing in this room, all this prayer, all these people, and then the president gets up and totally politicizes it,” she said. “It was verbal rape. You could feel the energy leave the room because he is so adamant about his secular humanism. These are certainly big questions, but he reduced that whole meeting to meaninglessness. It was just bad.”

I think I just got a verbal Ebola virus from hearing that. Maybe even verbal bubonic plague or verbal Nazism.

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  • lofgren

    “It was verbal rape. Frankly, what the president did was verbal rape,” Parker said. “He stole all the energy in the room. He stole from all of us. He stole the momentum in the room, he stole from our country, he stole from the world.”

    In addition to being ridiculously hyperbolic, Parker seems to be ignorant of what rape is. Her words make it clear that Obama was actually guilty of verbal theft.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    He stole the momentum in the room, he stole from our country, he stole from the world.

    At last, Obama has brought us E.E. “Doc” Smith’s inertialess drive. Magellenic Clouds, here I come!

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    “He stole all the energy in the room. He stole from all of us. He stole the momentum in the room, he stole from our country, he stole from the world.”

    So…more of verbal theft, rather than rape?

  • tbp1

    I can’t figure out what “verbal rape” is even supposed to mean.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charlie.crumling Charlie Crumling

    But was it “legitimate” verbal rape?

  • eric

    “This is what we were doing in this room, all this prayer, all these people, and then the president gets up and totally politicizes it,”

    Riiiight. Because the National Prayer Breakfast had absolutely nothing to do with politics before Obama spoke at it.

    I can’t figure out what “verbal rape” is even supposed to mean.

    He verbally violated their self-contained feel-good bubble-world without their consent???

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

    Charlie Crumling “But was it ‘legitimate’ verbal rape?”

    If it’s a legitimate verbal rape, the journalistic body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

  • dugglebogey

    Rape? C’mon, the audience was asking for it! Did you see how they were dressed?

  • Doug Little

    Parker said Obama “reduced that whole meeting to meaninglessness.”

    Oh it was already there before anybody got up to speak.

  • eric

    Michelle is going to be majorly ticked off. Obama now owes Star Parker’s father 50 verbal sheckels and has to verbal marry her.

  • lorn

    Charlie Crumling @ 5 wins one internet.

    And I get to wipe the coffee of my monitor.

    Luckily, I don’t take cream or sugar.

  • jimmiraybob

    There was a time, just a few years ago, that good olde fashioned white Southern Christian culture would have just lynched the both of them. And torture and burning them alive was not off the table either. Of course, this was not just a Southern problem in Christian-culture America.

    African Christians today, egged on by American Christian zealots, are brutalizing and murdering homosexuals and “witches”. Where’s the American Christian outrage?

    How’s that for some verbal rape and energy stealing, Star.

  • Sastra

    lofgren #1 wrote:

    Parker seems to be ignorant of what rape is. Her words make it clear that Obama was actually guilty of verbal theft.

    No, rape is theft if you think of virginity as a possession. And, as Saudi historians will remind us, without religion it’s “no big deal” because rape only damages the morale of the victim. With religion, however, “the problem is of a social and religious nature … it affects the family.”

    Purity. Rape steals purity.

  • Anne Fenwick

    I think I just got a verbal Ebola virus from hearing that.

    I just got where I would have been arrested for verbally bringing down the entire neighborhood with my hysterical cackling, if I didn’t happen to be in a rather isolated place just now.

  • tuibguy

    But was it “legitimate” verbal rape?

    Couldn’t have been, because it caused a pregnant pause.

  • eric

    Would it be appropriate to ask Star Parker to practice verbal abstinence?

  • John Pieret

    No one will top this

    You should never underestimate the power of the stoopid!

  • Evan Brehm

    There is a meme out there that goes someone like “That post was so stupid it gave me cancer.” I would use that, but no meme can truly capture the essence of purified idiocy. Star Parker is literally too stupid to parody.

  • marcus

    @ 18 New meme: TSTP!

  • marcus

    Why are my comments awaiting moderation for the first time ever?

  • marcus

    Sorry, read it over at Pharyngula. Best, m

  • Sastra

    marcus #19 wrote:

    Why are my comments awaiting moderation for the first time ever?

    FtB is glitchy today.

    You are also considered dangerous.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    That’s not the half of it. No one has seen God since the prayer breakfast. Rumor is that Obama had his gay-atheist-Muslim stormtroopers grab him and take the almighty to a secluded FEMA camp.

    Some say that the shock of the president’s words actually killed the deity, who was, after all, getting on in years and was already in pretty bad shape because of all the gay-marrying going on and being kicked out of the public schools.

  • cptdoom

    @tbp1 #4: “verbal rape” means he hurt our fee-fees because he said our religion may not be perfect.

  • bmiller

    I know the REACTION to Obama’s speech is laughable and over the top in its insanity, but we can’t forget that he actually chose to attend this very…questionable…event.

    Obama still believes some pretty horrific things himself, and as religion is “all made up anyway” to claim that “True Christianity doesn’t do this” and “True Islam doesn’t believe that” is…questionable.

    As we all know here.

    The inimitable Duncan Mitchell NAILS IT, imho:

    Obama’s remarks were what Roy Edroso called “ordinary, meretricious bullshit,” though of course Edroso was talking about the bleats of Obama’s critics, not about Obama’s preaching. Take for example: “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” Obama is quite sure, it appears, that slavery and Jim Crow are incompatible with true Christianity, though mainstream Christians for over 1500 years would have disagreed with him. Christ himself healed a dying slave and returned him to his bondage, while the apostle Paul converted a runaway and returned him to his Christian master. In the New Testament, slavery is the model for the relationship between the believer and Christ. If either of them ever said a word against slavery, it hasn’t been recorded.

    You can claim that despite all biblical and historical precedent, slavery wasn’t what Yahweh meant at all, but that’s just because believers can invent just about any position they like and ascribe it to their god, as Be Scofield wrote in the post I quoted yesterday, and as Obama said elsewhere in his sermon, cautioning his congregation against “being so full of yourself and so confident that you are right and that God speaks only to us, and doesn’t speak to others.”

    But this backfires on Obama, who is sure that God doesn’t speak to the religious apologist for slavery, Jim Crow, or “unspeakable acts of barbarism — terrorizing religious minorities like the Yezidis, subjecting women to rape as a weapon of war, and claiming the mantle of religious authority for such actions.” Really? On more than one occasion, Obama’s god commanded the children of Israel to invade Canaan and burn its cities to the ground, massacring all the inhabitants and their livestock in some cases, or to leave virgin girls alive in others so that they could be raped by the invaders. This was justified, in Scripture and by later apologists who claimed the mantle of religious authority for such actions, because the Canaanites were worshiping the wrong gods. The New Atheists who support the new American-British Crusade against Islam basically agree: they worship the wrong god, they belong to a “death cult” (in Obama’s words), so kill them all and let no-God sort them out.

    http://thisislikesogay.blogspot.com/2015/02/we-can-kill-them-for-you-wholesale.html

  • Hoosier X

    The phrase “verbal rape” makes me think of the “high-tech lynching” from the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings.

    Because at the end of a “low-tech lynching,” the victim ended up as a Supreme Court justice, right? Right?

  • marcus

    Sastra @ 22 If only.

    However, I noticed that my little fee-fees were a bit stung.

  • Michael Heath

    I think Star Parker is using ‘verbal rape’ to describe her oblivious reaction to cognitive dissonance.

  • comfychair

    If they end up pregnant and carrying little Obama-verbal-rape babies, I wonder if they will still think of it as ‘a gift’? I’d bet not.

  • caseloweraz

    Pierce R. Butler: At last, Obama has brought us E.E. “Doc” Smith’s inertialess drive. Magellenic Clouds, here I come!

    Better make sure your speedster is non-ferrous. You might run into Rotten Roger Colfax out there.

  • caseloweraz

    That stuff about stealing all their energy made me think of some sort of vampirism, like the Wraith in Stargate: Atlantis. Of course, not even an individual Wraith could steal the energy from an entire world.

    Star Parker’s middle name has to be “Hyperbole.”

  • anubisprime

    “those in the room had already been dealing in what she called weak interfaith “sippy soup,”

    And there we have it…the bunnies had bruised ego bones cos their particular taste in style of drooling sycophantic delusion was not top dead center in the attention stakes.

    And we all know that their version is the only game in clown town.

    The bunnies were a little deflated and cranky…if not being able to have a pop at Obama it would have been the color of the plates or the luke warm bacon butties, They were just in a bad mood…poor bhabies’.

  • dingojack

    bmiller – “Take for example: “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” Obama is quite sure, it appears, that slavery and Jim Crow are incompatible with true Christianity, though mainstream Christians for over 1500 years would have disagreed with him.”

    non sequitur.

    Dingo