Tomczak’s Apocalyptic Fantasies Based on Lies

Larry Tomczak, like most Christian righters, is something of a hysteric. In his latest column for Charisma News, he offers five “chilling developments” since the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling that herald the coming of the end times. They’re mostly based on lies and exaggerations.

Consider these five major “signs of the times” unfolding these past few weeks. They’re not insignificant—they’re apocalyptic. These are seismic shifts. Are you heeding what’s happening?

Remember, the United States Supreme Court institutionalized homosexual “marriage” as the law of the land, wiping out millennia of history, opening the floodgates for radical reconfigurations of “marriage,” removal of benefits for Christian institutions, plus accelerating the erosion of religious freedoms. This represents a day of infamy for America. Since then …

1. Planned Parenthood Harvests Organs and Little Sisters of the Poor Defeated

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s No. 1 abortion provider, was caught in an undercover sting exposing one of their top leaders casually elaborating on harvesting human organs from aborted babies while sipping wine and eating her lunch. This barbarism comes at the same time the Obama administration wins in court crushing faith and forcing the 175-year-old Little Sisters of the Poor to participate in providing contraceptives against their religious convictions. The leader of the nuns, Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire, said, “We simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith.” Unbelievable, this hijacking of these dedicated servants of humanity.

Both claims are false. The only thing that the dishonestly edited video of the Planned Parenthood official showed was that they allow patients to donate fetal tissue for medical research, which is perfectly legal and ethical. As for the Little Sisters of the Poor, what happened there was the exact opposite of what Tomczak says. They are explicitly exempted from the contraception mandate so they don’t have to participate in it. Their bizarre argument is that giving them the exemption somehow violates their rights. They rightly lost in court, just as other religious non-profits making the same absurd argument have lost in other circuits.

2. Israel Abandoned and Middle East Nuclear Race Launched

President Obama announced his gamble, a diplomatic debacle with Iran which many astute observers see as a Neville Chamberlain “peace in our time” deception. It is literally a death sentence for Israel whom we have abandoned. We ended the sanctions; handed them $140 billion; required no “anytime” inspections or restrictions on their sponsorship of terrorism; no dismantling of their nuclear program; no provision to release American Pastor Saeed Abedini from a torturous prison; and, all this while Iranian people danced in the streets as they and their leaders continue chanting “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!”

Again, his claims are the exact opposite of reality. The Iran agreement is an astonishingly strong one, far stronger than anyone could have predicted under the circumstances, and it makes Israel safer. It also will help avoid a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. And no, we did not “hand them $140 billion.” We agreed, along with several other countries, to gradually lift the sanctions in three stages as their compliance with the agreement is confirmed.

And the Iranian people danced in the streets not to express their hatred of the United States but to celebrate two things: The gradual ending of the sanctions that have caused economic havoc in that country and the victory of reformers in the government. It’s the Iranian hardliners, particularly the Muslim extremist ones, who opposed the deal and this was a huge loss for them. That’s what the Iranian people were celebrating — again, the exact opposite of what Tomczak thinks it means.

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  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    ANY dancing in the streets in Iran is chilling! Look, history has clearly taught us that the ONLY way to deal with Iran is to kick them into a bottomless pit while yelling This! Is! SPARTA! MURRCA!!

  • Michael Heath

    I’ll make a prediction. If the U.S. elects only Democrats for president through the next next ten years, then Iran will not have have viable nuclear armaments during that same period.

  • John Pieret

    forcing the 175-year-old Little Sisters of the Poor to participate in providing contraceptives against their religious convictions

    Forcing them to provide contraceptives by making them fill out a 2 page form to say they don’t want to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their self-funded health insurance plan …

    And how do you like that looking glass, Mr. Carroll?

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

    They are explicitly exempted from the contraception mandate so they don’t have to participate in it. Their bizarre argument is that giving them the exemption somehow violates their rights.

    If they have an exemption, then why do their employees still have contraception coverage? Checkmate, slut apologists!

  • Holms

    Well, Iranian people ‘dancing in the streets’ – or being happy for any reason at all – is specifically against the desires of certain chickenhawk war crimes advocates…

  • billydee

    “…forcing the 175-year-old Little Sisters of the Poor to participate in providing contraceptives against their religious convictions.”

    I doubt if anyone could force a 175-year-old nun to do anything. They have to be really tough old birds.

  • DaveL

    I’m confused, is it supposed to shock us that a professional who deals with this sort of medical procedure all the time can discuss them without signs of emotional distress? I can only imagine the sort of banter that goes on after hours at proctology conferences.

  • colnago80

    The Iran agreement is an astonishingly strong one, far stronger than anyone could have predicted under the circumstances, and it makes Israel safer.

    Virtually across the political spectrum in Israel, the people there would beg to differ with this conclusion. As does a majority of the public there. In fact, the Ayatollah Khamenei agrees with them!

    http://goo.gl/28nZJU

  • bryanfeir

    I can only imagine the sort of banter that goes on after hours at proctology conferences.

    I used to know someone who worked as a coroner’s assistant who used to respond to questions on what he did for a living by looking around furtively and then stage whispering, “I see dead people.”

    There’s a certain form of dark humour that tends to be pretty common amongst certain types of medical professionals.

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

    DaveL “I can only imagine the sort of banter that goes on after hours at proctology conferences.”

    It can’t be any worse than the skits during the conferences. Or the mascot.

  • Loqi

    Or the mascot.

    My employer’s mascot is an anthropomorphic urine sample. No joke.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Shorter Tomczak: Boogedy boogedy, send me money!

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    @ DaveL

    “I can only imagine the sort of banter that goes on after hours at proctology conferences.”

    Well I can’t and I’ll be eternally grateful if you don’t do anything to enable me to.

    Eyethankyoooo…

  • velociraptor

    @8

    Since you consider the feelings of the Israeli political spectrum important, perhaps you should consider becoming part of it. Of course, that would require military service on your part, which would mean you would have to risk your own ass instead of the lives of Americans.

    Be a hero for Eretz Ysrael, SLC: Emigrate.

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

    Loqi “My employer’s mascot is an anthropomorphic urine sample. No joke.”

    Mine is a pervasive and suffocating sense of ennui.

  • caseloweraz

    From page 2 of the Charisma News* article by Larry Tomczak:

    Here’s the deal: Children are the victims when adults steamroll over them for homosexual pleasure-giving relationships. When they sit in schools and see in the media homosexuality portrayed as normal, natural and simply an alternative lifestyle choice, they’re easily enticed and persuaded.

    This is why Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the following: “Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, and scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children’s schools or as borders in their home. … They view this as protecting themselves and their families from a lifestyle that they believe to be immoral and destructive.”

    Scalia is right about this, and if he or Larry Tomczak can point to any instance of someone who actually did “openly engage in homosexual conduct” in any of those situation, I would agree that said person should be made to stop. Well, with the probable exception of a greeting gesture like a peck on the cheek. I’d feel the same way about open heterosexual conduct, which is commonly held to be wrong in such venues — again, if it goes beyond a perfunctory greeting.

    But what Scalia and Tomczak are alluding here is lewd behavior, and they intend it as scare tactics. “If you want to freak out the dudes, allude to the lewd.” It is of course a straw-man argument.

    * I submit that a better name for this publication would be “Chimera News”.

  • caseloweraz

    I took Tomczak’s challenge and viewed part of that “eye-opening” video that he refuses to link to. (Why?) It’s a propaganda piece against educating children about LGBT issues and sexual matters in general. Although it’s labeled “TransNorway”, it actually covers all of Europe. The particular instance on YouTube was posted by a group calling itself “RussianMothers” (with no apparent irony*), and many of the comments are in Russian.

    As such, it is shocking, and intended to shock. The narrator repeatedly says, “If you find that shocking…” followed by yet another scene of “outrage.” I found myself imagining him saying, “Now how much would you pay hate?”

    I only watched about one minute out of the 12:34 length.

    * To paraphrase The Lovin’ Spoonful: “I sure am glad I had a chance to write a word about YouTube and the Mothers from Russia.”

  • The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

    Asshole @ 8:

    If the fucking Israelis don’t like the agreement, THAT’S GOOD!!!!

  • Knight in Sour Armor

    @18:

    Where’s the like button? If they’re not content to shoot brown people in their own territory, who gives a damn what they think about other people’s territory?

  • jnorris

    If these are the signs of THE END TIMES, why aren’t the TruChristians ™ dancing in the streets?

  • sceptinurse

    @9

    “There’s a certain form of dark humour that tends to be pretty common amongst certain types of medical professionals.”

    It’s pretty much prevalent among all healthcare professionals, and I speak as a healthcare professional.

  • Holms

    #8

    Virtually across the political spectrum in Israel, the people there would beg to differ with this conclusion. As does a majority of the public there. In fact, the Ayatollah Khamenei agrees with them!

    Luckily, they are ignorable because they are politicians and hence a) politically partisan, and b) completely ignorant of the technical nature of nuclear weaponry.

  • colnago80

    Re Holms @ #22

    Gee, ignore the Ayatollah Khamenei. Seems to me that that was the advice given back in the 1920s by some pundits relative to a certain failed Austrian painter and born again rabble rouser.

  • Artor

    Colnago, why would we bother to ignore the Ayatollah, when we can just ignore you? You have less than zero credibility on this, or any other subject. Go back to masturbating over imagined piles of dead Arabs and leave the conversation to honest people.

  • StevoR

    @18. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge :

    Asshole @ 8: If the fucking Israelis don’t like the agreement, THAT’S GOOD!!!!

    It is? Why?

    Because you hate Israel and want its people to suffer and be unhappy and fearful? What does that make you?

    @ 22. Holms : ” …they are ignorable because they are politicians and hence a) politically partisan, ..”

    Guess you missed the Virtually across the political spectrum in Israel, .. – Colnago80 #8.

    … and b) completely ignorant of the technical nature of nuclear weaponry.

    Really? That may or may not be the case and you have provided no argument or evidence to support your assertion. Given the unique circumstances of Israel, and the threats the Jewish state faces it is at least plausible that some Knesset members and other Israeli politicians *do* in fact have some technical knowledge of nuclear weapons.

  • StevoR

    @5. Holms :

    Well, Iranian people ‘dancing in the streets’ – or being happy for any reason at all – is specifically against the desires of certain chickenhawk war crimes advocates…

    Wrong again as Holms proves again to be completely lacking in reading comprehension.

    I have no objection to Iranians dancing in the streets – I’d love to see them doing so for a number of reasons ideally the overthrow of the present theocracy there which has already been attempted but sadly failed.

    I have no problem with Iranians being happy in general. At weddings at personal events at Nowruz and other major festivals of them celebrating sporting triumphs, artistic events and so forth.

    I do specifically find it worrying that they are so delighted with a specific nuclear development agreement that it leads to the implication they have gotten a lot more out of the deal than the other side and that therefore a deal that they are excessively happy about may indicate an unequal and problematic deal instead of a deal where both sides are happier or sadder about.

    Oh & no I don’t support war crimes either.

  • StevoR

    Or war for that matter.

    As I noted in an earlier thread here, I think its good that there is a deal with Iran, I just wonder if that deal is really that good?

    I wish the Iran deal were better. Notably that it had demanded Iran cease all funding and support of all kinds for terrorism and recognise Israel and permit random, surprise inspections anywhere, anytime in Iran.