Wingnut: Russia Now the ‘Moral Leader of the World’

Sam Rohrer of the American Pastors Network says that since we’re now starting to treat gay people like actual human beings with equal rights, the United States has forfeited its role as the world’s exemplar of morality (however laughable the notion that we ever were such a thing) and Russia is now the “moral leader of the world.”

“The moral position leadership of our country has been forfeited,” the former Pennsylvania Republican legislator said. “Our administration is trying to tie together foreign aid into countries in Africa that have actually passed laws against homosexuality and in favor of traditional marriage. They’re trying to use and force these countries to actually embrace same-sex marriage. Our country, this nation is probably doing more to advance the face of same-sex marriage than anything else.”

“I look over to Russia, Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church has now lifted themselves up as the moral leader of the world,” Rohrer continued. “Believe it or not, Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church [are] the protectors of moral truth. The west and the United States have become the leaders of moral depravity.”

“To now see that we have become, not a shining city on a hill, but a purveyor of evil” is an incredible thing, Rohrer said.

At what point, exactly, was this country the “moral leader of the world” in the first place? When we were enslaving an entire race? When we were lynching them? When we were slaughtering Native Americans by the millions? When we were denying women the right to vote? When we were forcing children to work in coal mines and factories? When we had whites only drinking fountains? When we were installing and propping up brutal dictators around the world to protect the profits of big corporations?

But here’s the punchline: When you mention those things, the Sam Rohrers of the world lose their minds and call you and an anti-American. See, getting upset about actual moral crimes like those things I listed makes you a dirty commie pinko; getting upset about two men or two women loving one another makes you a Godly American.

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

    Sam Rohrer is a real shoebat.

  • blf

    Someone needs to make a movie, Those Wacky Wingnuts in Their Weird World; or, How I Ignored Reality and Survived for Six minutes and 66 seconds.

  • sundiver

    I wish these assholes would go ahead and move to Russia since they seem to admire Putin so much.

  • John Pieret

    I look over to Russia, Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church has now lifted themselves up as the moral leader of the world,” Rohrer continued. “Believe it or not, Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church [are] the protectors of moral truth.

    Hey! ISIS is being even harder on gays than Russia, Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church, actually doing what Leviticus requires and putting them to death. That must make ISIS the true protectors of moral truth!

  • raven

    rightwingwatch. org:

    Grabbed by pro-Russian gunmen in June after a Pentecost service at the Divine Transfiguration Church, all four victims were taken away for interrogation and were later found dead in a burned-out car.

    We have previously noted that evangelicals in Russia, including Baptists and Pentecostals, are facing discrimination as a result of Putin’s drive to push minority denominations underground while growing the clout of the Russian Orthodox Church, which considers evangelical Protestants to be heretics.

    It real life, the Russian government with its partner, the Russian Orthodox church has been persecuting fundie xians. Some of them have been killed.

    It’s a typical turf battle of rival sects. Very Middle Ages. Very xian.

    Pastor Rohrer is ignorant. And ignorance has a steep price. In Russia he wouldn’t be welcome and would face….persecution. Unlike the USA where he can babble on all he wants.

  • wreck

    “American Pastors Network”

    Worst. Cable. Channel. Ever.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Well, since Russia is a signatory to the nuclear arms deal with Iran, I guess everything’s OK, then.

  • Michael Heath

    The administration of torture is exemplary of a country that’s the moral leader of the world. Treating a class of people the way you’d like you’d like to be treated, where this class has historically been discriminated against, that forfeits all moral credibility. [/snark]

    This is example of the type of behavior we should expect from people who claim the Bible is inerrant and the word of God. I.e., claiming to own a laudable position but instead being a primary group who commits atrocities that are the very opposite of that laudable position. Once you take that step down the rabbit hole of believing things that aren’t true and demanding others act accordingly, you’re opening yourself up to all sorts of inconsistent, incoherent behavior that requires you act with a complete lack of integrity.

  • Artor

    “Believe it or not, Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church [are] the protectors of moral truth.”

    I’m going to go with “Not.”

  • sugarfrosted

    Oh you’re a pastor. You know that’s de facto illegal in Russia. Your church would be burnt down before your first service in Russia.

  • dan4

    These wrong-wing clowns are beginning to make Jeremiah Wright look like flag-wavers.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    At what point, exactly, was this country the “moral leader of the world” in the first place?

    According to the wingnuts?

    I’d say from Aug 6, 1945 to Jul 1, 1964.

    Dates not approximate.