When the Duggars are Too Liberal For You

I’ve avoided writing anything about this whole situation with the Duggars, but this tangential matter drew my attention. As extreme as the Duggars are in their politics and theology, there are people even further off on the fringe than they are, like the wife of Pastor Steven Anderson, who wants gay people stoned to death among other heinous views:

We have for years held and publicly stated that the Duggars are liberal and worldly, even as they are known for being “fundamentalists”. Maybe their beliefs are, but what they are publicly willing to take a stand for is weak and anemic. Example: Never answering whether or not they spank their children, which they obviously did, while telling the world over and over again about their positive approach of praising good behavior. Deceptive at best.

For those who wondered, here are my thoughts:

– I believe that all pedophiles are reprobates, that they are unregenerate and in fact can never change, and that they, like all sexual deviants, should be executed as the Bible demands, lest they spread their abusive ways and corrupt more innocent lives.

– I do not believe that pedophiles or other deviants who claim to have found God are telling the truth. I believe this is a lie they tell to gain access to easy targets, namely children in church, at camp, etc.

Reminds me of Gun Owners of America, a group that thinks the NRA are a bunch of weak-kneed liberal appeasers. No matter how extreme and bizarre your beliefs are, there’s always someone whose views are even more deranged.

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    I believe that all pedophiles are reprobates, that they are unregenerate and in fact can never change

    Wait. Are all things possible through Jesus or not?

    Christianity is soooooo confusing.

  • busterggi

    As I’ve said before, no one is ever pure enough or too crazy for the right.

  • Mr Ed

    like all sexual deviants, should be executed as the Bible demands

    Sure sounds good, we stone to death all those outed homosexuals but then what. Remarried divorced woman as they can be assumed to not be virgins on their wedding day. Any bride who can’t prove virginity should get stoned but I would also include any groom who can’t show bloodied sheets the morning after as that is a sure sign of latent homosexuality. Along those lines bachelors over 25, gay, dead.

    Masterbators I wouldn’t stone, just cut off a had. I’d give three years hard labor to anyone suspected of lust to help them focus on pure work. I think a simple beating for unseemly dress is sufficient.

    Once you get past the smell of rotting corpses, mutilated teenagers and various luminaries manipulating the sexual purity laws for their own Earthly desires it should be a heaven on earth.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Great rant against the evil of peeing while sitting down.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNCoevpt5TE

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … they, like all sexual deviants, should be executed …

    Uh, Mrs. Anderson, is woman-on-top an official Deviation™? Please let me know before sundown!

    No matter how extreme and bizarre your beliefs are, there’s always someone whose views are even more deranged.

    Or, as Obi-Wan Kenobi once put it, “There’s always a bigger fish!”

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

    tangential matter

    Dibs on prog-rock album title!

  • leni

    Great rant against the evil of peeing while sitting down.

    Did he mention “sitzpinkler” in that rant? I couldn’t sit through all 4 minutes.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “I’’ve avoided writing anything about this whole situation with the Duggars,”

    Are you talking about this, Ed, or just the general stench of their sanctimopocrisy?

    “The Duggars told police that at the time Josh was accused of, and admitting to, these sexual acts, “a family friend aware of what had happened had written down in a letter what he knew of [redacted, Josh’s] actions…That letter had been placed in a book and had subsequently been forgotten about. Just recently [in 2006] the book had been loaned to someone else with the letter in it and another person discovered the letter.

    The Duggars refused to tell police who wrote the letter and who found it.

    When the family was scheduled to appear on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show in 2006, an email was sent to the show warning them about the alleged molestation. The email was written by a 61-year-old female who is not identified.

    Harpo Studios faxed the letter to the Department of Human Services hotline. The report was then opened for investigation, leading to the investigation by Springdale police.

    When police asked Jim Bob to bring Josh in for an interview in 2006, he attempted to hire a lawyer and refused to produce his son for questioning. At least two lawyers refused to take his case. “Det. Hignite received a voice mail from Mr. Duggar stating that [redacted] had hired an attorney and would not be coming in for an interview.”

    As for Rev. Steveo; he’s a harmless crank–right up until he shoots up a gay bar, abortion clinic or a church that isn’t sufficiently KKKristian by his lights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360322113 aaronbaker

    Well, the Duggars ARE eager, and well-rewarded, servants of Mammon; I suspect that Anderson is jealous.

  • mikeym

    sanctimopocrisy

    Once I figure out the pronunciation, I am totally stealing this.

  • moarscienceplz

    If we’re gonna start stoning people ‘cuz the Babble says to, let’s start with adulterers. I’m sure the fundies don’t have any adulterers in their ranks, so they should be fine with this idea, right?

  • noe1951

    Ooops – is she supposed to be instructing men? I think not. Go get the rocks.

  • gopiballava

    @Tabby: “Wait. Are all things possible through Jesus or not?”

    Of course all things are possible. But there are people who claim to have found Jesus but then did bad things. This, she rationalizes:

    “– I do not believe that pedophiles or other deviants who claim to have found God are telling the truth.”

    Saying you found Jesus is not enough. You need to act as if you found Jesus. By doing the things she claims you should be doing.

  • kantalope

    Ed this post came with a autoplay ad for kentucky fried chicken it would autoplay with no button to turn it off and then to add injury to the insult it would play again and again, infinitum.

    That is all.

    um a woman telling men what to do? Ain’t that a stoning offence?

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

    kantalope, the only way to stop fried chicken is with mashed potatoes, fries, gravy, potato salad and coleslaw. Wash it down with a 2 liter bottle of Coke, just to make sure.

  • Tualha

    No matter how extreme and bizarre your beliefs are, there’s always someone whose views are even more deranged.

    Given that the population is finite, this is, in fact, logically impossible.

  • Synfandel

    “tangential matter”:

    Dibs on prog-rock album title!

    I heard that was Ozric Tentacles’ working title for Spirals in Hyperspace, but Tangerine Dream had a pending copyright in Germany.

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    Whatever drugs he’s using, well, I want some. Obviously really good shit.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    Tualha says: No matter how extreme and bizarre your beliefs are, there’s always someone whose views are even more deranged.

    .

    Given that the population is finite, this is, in fact, logically impossible.

    .

    The population is finite but not static. It repopulates itself. If one does not remove those with false beliefs from the population faster than it grows, this process can continue indefinitely. You can argue that such cleansing can, in principle, be done even faster, but this syntax is also consistent with a claim of practicality, in which it is not reasonable to believe such a successful effort can be maintained. A Sisyphian task, however it goes, but one could simply consider it a task well done for each person removed who had disturbing beliefs.