Election predictions from the sub-Christian religious right

What happens if Obama wins? The sky will fall, the moon will turn to blood, the seas will boil, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together … mass hysteria! Just ask the dim-bulb luminaries of the religious right. They’re on record.

If President Barack Obama is re-elected …

Franklin Graham: “We are ripe for God’s judgment … His wrath against sin.”

Janet Porter of Faith2Action: FEMA to be used as “a standing army to stifle dissent.”

Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily: “We will be hunted down like dogs.”

Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily: “There may not be another free and fair election in America. I would expect due process to go the way of the horse and buggy. I think he will move to shut down and destroy all independent media. … His biggest critics will be rounded up in the name of national security. … If any Republican, conservative, independent journalist, pro-life activist, returning veteran, gun-rights activist, constitutionalist, Bible believer or critic of Obama thinks they will be safe in a second term under this would-be despot, they had better think again”

Joseph Mattera in Charisma magazine: “[We are] setting ourselves up to get the divine judgment we deserve to satisfy the justice of God! … Look for more challenges to our freedom of speech and the First Amendment that could possibly squelch what is preached on the airwaves and from the pulpit.”

Rick Joyner in Charisma magazine: “Christians in America will suffer persecution … we can expect it to soon become official state policy.”

Rick Santorum: “We lose, and Obamacare implemented, it’s over. … Everyone will be dependent upon government benefits. When that happens — our Founders pleaded and warned us against that — when that happens, game not on, but game over.”

Lubbock County, Texas, Judge Tom Head: “[President Obama] is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N. … He’s going to send in U.N. troops — with the little blue beanies.”

Bishop Harry Jackson: “If we go on four years more with the current administration, because our economic problems are spiritual and moral at root, that God’s displeasure is being manifest through the lack of finance and the lack of these things that we shared with you, the plagues and rejection are manifestations of chastening, the church has to vote the best it can our values, stop the onslaught of an ungodly agenda in America.”

Chuck and Gena Norris: “Socialism or something worse … a thousand years of darkness.”

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder: “Every week [someone from Obama administration] is over at the UN planning to sign away our sovereignty, planning to give up our gun rights…or [to] submit us to a regime of global taxation.”

Cal Thomas/Dick Morris: “If he’s re-elected, particularly if there’s a Democratic Congress, he will eliminate the private health insurance industry and all insurance will be from the government and it will all be according to one plan. … But … his big focus will be to make the United States a vassal state to a globalist entity.”

Bryan Fischer: “I think there’s a real grave question about whether there will even be a country left to save by 2016.”

Bryan Fischer: “November 6 will determine whether America has a future under God’s blessing or under God’s judgment.”

Bryan Fischer: “America has no future.”

Wayne LaPierre: “All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term. … Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms’ freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution.”

Jan Markell: “This is an apocalyptic election. It’s clearly the most important election in the history of America.”

Matt Barber: “America’s future really does hang in the balance.”

Matt Staver: “We are at a critical time of the future of America and literally the survival of Western Civilization, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that.”

Ralph Reed: If Obama wins reelection, “he can complete America’s destruction.”

  • GeniusLemur

    Oh, come now. When’s the last time any of these people actually picked up their Bibles?

  • Hawker40

     GeniusLemur: “The people who worry about a UN invasion are never able to explain where the troops, ships, aircraft, tanks, etc. will COME FROM. They just take it as an article of faith that the UN can secretly get all this stuff from somewhere without, you know, PAYING for it. Or storing it. Or feeding the troops. Or having staging areas. Or…”Well, they seem to think OUR military doesn’t cost any money (or at least that money spent on the military doesn’t raise the deficit, or something), I guess they think the UN can do the same thing.

  • http://dpolicar.livejournal.com/ Dave

     

    they all prayed soooooo hard that god heard them and changed Obama’s heart

    Actually, as intercessory prayer goes, I would call that reasonably innocuous. That said, I have moral objections to intercessory prayer in general.

  • CeltGurl60

    Cheesus, is your house behind stone walls???!!

    I know a couple of rt-wingnuts, and the UN/Agenda 21 tinhat conspiracy theory is REALLY running strong….especially with the “FEMA resurgence”! That flag might push em over the edge……

  • GeniusLemur

    But they do recognize that military spending is spending. It’s just spending that magically doesn’t increase the deficit. And they realize it does take materials, factories, workers and such. Some of them claim  military spending is the ONLY government spending that has any actual stimulus effect. (Because the pentagon buying a humvee is radically different than the IRS buying a sedan)

    But then they turn around and act like the UN can pull all their eeeevil black helicopters, tanks, aircraft, ships, and above all troops out of thin air.

  • Kristen inDallas

    of course “if Romney wins”,
    “We’re in for a terrible, terrible future” -Harry Belafonte
    “Say goodbye to Planned Parenthood, equal pay, military service in combat positions and probably Title IX.” -Richard Klass, Huff Po
    “More people will die” -Jonathan Alter, MSNBC
    Blacks will be put “back in Chains” -Joe Biden
    Race riots & assassination attempts – Alex Jones
    “deny health insurance to about 45 million people ” – Paul Krugman
    “America will explode” -Richard Belzar

    Don’t worry, that list is just to provide some counter-bias. I’m not at all intending on voting for either of these goons, despite arguments that my non-vote will actually be a vote for “the other guy” and all the doomsday prophesies therein…

  • EllieMurasaki

    Romney said flat out he doesn’t want the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. How then is it biased against Romney to say that a Romney presidency would do away with that law? And he said flat out he wants to repeal and replace Obamacare and he won’t say what he wants to replace it with. How then is it biased against Romney to say that a Romney presidency would do away with health care for the people who have health coverage only because of Obamacare, or to say that a lot of the people who would have no health coverage thanks to Romney’s repealing Obamacare will die of health problems that wouldn’t kill them if they had health coverage?

    What has Obama done to suggest that anything Fred’s quoting people saying is a thing Obama’s second term might possibly contain?

  • Christy

    These are the same people that told me during my childhood that the European Union was the ten-horned beast in Revelations, and as soon as the tenth nation joined the EU, it would start the Tribulation,  Henry Kissinger was probably the anti-christ, and the U.N. was a sign of the coming one world government.  Also, a vote for the Democrats was a vote for the evil feminist agenda that wanted to destroy the traditional family (they didn’t view Teh Gays as a threat yet).  And Reagan was somehow more of a Christian than Jimmy Carter…..So, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    And I used to love Steve Taylor – I had the I predict 1990 album.

  • Kristen inDallas

    Absolutely nothing wrong with stating it the way you have. Very much wrong with stating it like the pundits above…. It’s the hyberbole. We have other equal pay laws in place currently, the LLFPA just allows for harsher penalties. Rejecting that (which I can respect an array of opinions on) is not the same as rejecting equal pay laws broadly and definately not the same as overturning title 9. Similarly with Obamacare, overturning it will surely affect some people, I won’t downplay that, but the 45 million is an overblown number reflecting everyone who might have been eligible for Medicare, not an actual number losing health coverage.
    If I were to rephrase Fred’s list without the hyberbole, some of them would be reasonable sounding, others have already happened. Ie. it’s reasonable to see a threat to Christian faith and the first ammendment when the administration sees nothing wrong with forcing people to violate their moral code. (I will admit that the word “persecuted” is a bit much.) To be honest, I don’t KNOW with certainty what could or could not happn under a particular candidate. 4 years ago when I campaigned for Obama and Universal healthcare republicans made (what sounded like doomsday predictions at the time) about government-sponsered abortions, legalization of assisted suicide, and being forced to pay for other people’s birth control. 4 years later they don’t look so crazy. Anyway, while I can’t predict the future, I can at least tell what looks like blatant fear-mongering from party hacks. (The stuff on Fred’s list and mine) I’m not advocating for Romney, I’m just advocating for a little less paranoia and a little more common sense from the kooks on both sides. (kooks being the pundits, Fred being awesome for calling out at least half of them).

  • Sidney18511

    These people are nuts. Everything that they predict Obama would do in a second term, they themselves will enact. Romney will be walking in the whitehouse with the Mormon church, the evangelicals, the teabags, the warmongers, and the 1%. If Romney is able to buy or steal this election. We. Are. Screwed.

  • EllieMurasaki

    4 years ago when I campaigned for Obama and Universal healthcare republicans made (what sounded like doomsday predictions at the time) about government-sponsered abortions, legalization of assisted suicide, and being forced to pay for other people’s birth control. 4 years later they don’t look so crazy.

    Has anyone actually seriously suggested being rid of the Hyde Amendment?
    Oregon, Washington, and Montana have legal assisted suicide and the sky has not yet fallen. Nor will the sky fall if the rest of the country permits someone who is in terrible pain and going to die soon anyway to end the pain on their own terms.

    It is cheaper by far to pay for a woman’s contraception than for the education of the child she would not have had if she could afford contraception. It is also cheaper by far to pay for a woman’s contraception than to pay for someone’s training in the art of soldiering, and no one has seriously suggested reducing the size of the armed forces, either.

    These are not doomsday predictions and never were. These are things that we want to happen.

  • Münchner Kindl

     

    Ie. it’s reasonable to see a threat to Christian faith and the first
    ammendment when the administration sees nothing wrong with forcing
    people to violate their moral code. (I will admit that the word
    “persecuted” is a bit much.)

    You mean when the govt. takes what the Bible and Jesus say about helping the poor, the sick, the elderly etc. seriously with healthcare and welfare laws? Does this violate the moral code  of people? (I guess the code of people who are jerks).

    People can pray in school – but not forcing others along. People can follow the 10 commandments – but not post one sectarian version of many on a public building. People can decide not to marry homosexually – but not force others to stop it. People can decide not to use contraceptives – but not deny others.

    Etc. So how exactly are people being forced to violate their moral code under Obama that wasn’t there before?

    Anyway, while I can’t predict the future, I can at least tell what looks
    like blatant fear-mongering from party hacks. (The stuff on Fred’s list
    and mine) I’m not advocating for Romney, I’m just advocating for a
    little less paranoia and a little more common sense from the kooks on
    both sides. (kooks being the pundits, Fred being awesome for calling out
    at least half of them).

    We can however look at past actions in case of parties and candidates (Obama didn’t hand the country over to the UN, make the US socialist and it didn’t go broke from Healthcare, either; Romney gutted companies and thereby caused loss of jobs for thousands of workers when he led McBain), and we can look at what they promised for a hint of what their vision is – they won’t be able to fulfill all campaign promises, but if Romney has only derision for one half of the American people, and doesn’t bother with getting facts correct at all, instead just repeating lies over and over again, then you have one candidate belonging to a party that doesn’t live in reality anymore, and Bush W. showed us why that is so catastrophic for many ordinary people.

  • http://blog.trenchcoatsoft.com Ross

    Of course, half the things on that list are Romney’s campaign promises. As far as I know, Obama has not promised that many Shubs and Zuuls will know what it is to be roasted in the pit of a Sklaar the day he is reelected, I can tell you.

  • EllieMurasaki

    Dammit you said it better.

  • Kristen inDallas

    “Has anyone actually seriously suggested being rid of the Hyde Amendment?”
    Nope, but they sure have found some clever ways around it.

    “Nor will the sky fall if the rest of the country permits someone who is in terrible pain and going to die soon anyway to end the pain on their own terms.”
    There are no laws against committing or even attempting suicide. I don’t condone it (I know people who have been devastated by a loved ones choice) but if it really is on their own terms, it’s nmdb. It’s a different thing entirely when it involves a third party. Call me crazy but I believe when we see a person suffering, we have a duty as humans to do what we can to ease that suffering, not end their life and be done with it, regarless of the persons mental state. I think that duty applies doubly to a doctor. Unlike right-wing nut jobs I do not require armageddon, god’s wrath, the extinction of the species, or the sky falling on my head, to come to a moral conclusion about murder.

    “It is cheaper by far to pay for a woman’s contraception than for the education of the child she would not have had if she could afford contraception.” You might have a fun economics argument with a hard-core right winger. That’s not me. I’m one of those crazy people that belives in the inherrant value of human life. I am willing to pay for it. Pregnancy, birth, education, healthcare (for actual “health”), all of it. I am east of left. I do not support the president’s policies (or lack of a backbone if you’d rather) on drones, afganastan, gitmo, NDAA, or his corporate allegiances with media conglomerates, Microsoft, or planned parenthood.  I would also not support Romney’s policies on drones, afganastan, gitmo, NDAA, or his corporate allegiances with financial firms and the banking industry. I am merely pointing out that there are a lot of intellegent people in this country who have really sound reasons for not supporting Obama other than right wing paranoia, birther conspiracies and racism. I think I should point this out so that you don’t waste your time having an argument with a made-up person.

  • EllieMurasaki

    when we see a person suffering, we have a duty as humans to do what we can to ease that suffering, not end their life and be done with it The thing about legal assisted suicide? If someone’s to the point where it’s an option, all other options for ending the pain have been exhausted. At that point, if the patient wants to extend their life as long as possible, we need to do our best to make sure that happens, and if the patient wants to get the pain over with, we need to make sure that happens.

  • Kristen inDallas

    These are not doomsday predictions and never were. These are things that we want to happen.

    Also, be very careful when using the word “we.” Like I said, I was at one point an Obama campaigner, largely do to my support for univeral healthcare. Not everyone who agrees with you about our duty to care for the sick agrees with you about killing each other off being a valid extension of that..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harriet-Baber/1017165655 Harriet Baber

    It’s class warfare–between us, the educated upper middle class, and the evangelical lower classes. That simple. Get smart and stop romanticizing this stinking filth: the lower class is the enemy.

  • EllieMurasaki

    1) Did I not just say that if assisted suicide is an option at all it’s because the only other option is another few months of agony before dying anyway? ‘Killing each other off’ is not only not in the same ballpark, it’s not on the same continent.

    2) Forcing people to suffer for months is torture, not caring for the sick.

  • EllieMurasaki

    That doesn’t make much sense, and the bits that do sound dangerously close to suggesting that being poor is inherently bad.

  • Kev Lane

    “I Predict 1990″ by Steve Taylor actually focuses on the crazy Christian mentality that you are also bringing to light.  He was also trying to get Christians to look at themselves and realize they where they were heading.  The music company that he was signed with almost decided not to release the album because of the controversy that it might cause … and did cause.  The only reason they did release the album was do to his previous success and could not possibly say no.  I just think that by using this album cover you need to be clear that you are not associating Steve Taylor with these same kind of crazy Christians which is unfair to him … because he was promoting the same message that you are.

  • Carstonio

    This article is a joke, right? Please tell me it’s a joke.

    Poll: Most Republicans believe in demonic possession

  • Guest

    Very true, but I’d like to see more enforcement of the existing policies stating that you cannot legally identify yourself as a non-profit religious organization and achieve tax-exempt status if you endorse or support a political campaign or attack a political campaign in a way that endorses another.  

    For example it’s fine to critique and/or espouse political views – “abortion is evil” – the biggest offenders will claim that those laws try to prevent them from saying those kinds of things and restrict their free speech but it’s simply not so.  You just can’t do so in the sense that you’re saying “X is bad because he supports abortion” when X’s opponent campaigns against it…or even worse, “X is bad because he’s in Party Z which is an evil party that doesn’t support abortion”.  Of course there has been a large push from the worst offenders to pre-emptively repeal those policies before somebody finally pulls the proverbial trigger, as I alluded to earlier :/.

  • Guest

    *that supports abortion”, but I should note that it does go the other political direction, too

  • WalterC

    Wouldn’t it be cool if it wasn’t though? It’s the end of the world, the seals of Revelation have been broken, and all of humanity stands amassed before God on His throne. A trumpeter angel calls Creation to order. God speaks…

    “Okay, so I got good news and bad news. Bad news, we got a lot of unacceptable screw-ups over the past couple of thousand years; slavery, oppression of the weak, children left to starve, jealousy, bitterness, war, starvation, man’s inhumanity to man… but good news, I grade on a really steep curve.”

    Behind Him, the gates of Heaven open to admit the teeming masses.

    “Final grade for the human race: C-minus. OK, not great. Now get the Hell in there, no pun intended.”

  • Guest

    The law does allow for that (and trust me the organizations involved are already heading up campaigns to get rid of those laws).

  • Kristen inDallas

    Ok, one last attempt at a reasonable dialouge…
    Several of you seem to be reading very selectively in order to “expose” the hypocracy of views I never claimed to agree with. Here’s the deal, I like 2 things (well more than that, but 2 relevant to this discussion) 1) Truth, and 2) Life. I LIKE Fred’s post, because it exposes, in a fun way, how ridiculous certain pundits look when they contort themselves into odd shapes frothing at the mouth to tell you how awful things will be if you don’t elect “their guy.” Obviously, these (The things said about an Obama reelection) are not rooted in truth and I appriciate Fred exposing them. I was commenting to add in my own fun way another layer, exposing the same party-tinted hyperbolic rhetoric as it occurs on the dem side. I could have quoted frothing Jezebel articles but I figured I’d be more in the spirit of things by sticking with bigger publications and party reps. I find it sad that you can not tell the difference between the actual campaign promise and the way the pundits have twisted it into wild unlikely scenarios. But I’ll get over it, at least you can tell the difference if they are wild exagerations of Obama policies, which is half the battle.

    What I have a harder time with though is when people’s world views are so contorted by party-appropriate thinking that they can’t do anything but assume that a person who is pro-life is also aganst helping the poor, sick and elderly and for rampant military spending in order to go to battle on the logical inconsistancy. Trust me, I GET that THAT is not logical. It is also not logical for a person who claims to be in favor of helping the poor to enact laws that actually restrict a person with limited income’s choices in life (requiring health insurance is not the same thing as providing health care). Nor is it logcal to claim to be a defender of women’s equality while simultaneously endorsing the idea that women are solely responsible for purchasing contraception or rearing children (procreation was a 2-party affair last time I checked, when did democrats stop caring about holding men responsible for their children?).

    My point? I value life. In the womb, in the classroom, in a hospital, in the soup kitchen, in a foriegn country and on it’s deathbed. I value all of it. It’s a pretty consistant viewpoint, and I’m not alone in having it. Democrats and Republicans differ on which lives they value, but neither ever seems to be willing to argue with me about why they think a particular class of lives are not valuable. Instead, they pretend that I must fall somewhere on this BS two party system left-right contiuum which couples the value of *some* lives with the destruction of others, and point out the same illogical fallacy their own side suffers. Election years bring it out…. Political pundits will say outrageous things to get readership. Party loyals will make sweepingly uncharitable claims about the opponent and the opponent’s allys (ie. they’re all rasist, fundy kooks OR they’re all lazy, sluty welfare queens). This is NOT how we are meant to see our fellow man, it’s not good for the soul, it’s not good for our culture. Please, for the love of whatever good is left in this world… take off the blinders.

  • EllieMurasaki

    It is also not logical for a person who claims to be in favor of helping the poor to enact laws that actually restrict a person with limited income’s choices in life (requiring health insurance is not the same thing as providing health care).

    Yeah, but we weren’t gonna get single-payer passed with the level of obstructionism we were experiencing. I am right there with you on Obamacare not being good enough, but it’s better than we had.

    Nor is it logcal to claim to be a defender of women’s equality while simultaneously endorsing the idea that women are solely responsible for purchasing contraception or rearing children (procreation was a 2-party affair last time I checked, when did democrats stop caring about holding men responsible for their children?).

    How about you chase down the people who are deadbeating their child support payments and we make sure single parents can get by when the child support payments are not forthcoming, and we all throw more support towards reducing the price of condoms and female hormonal contraception and IUDs and towards research intended to produce male hormonal contraception, and that way everybody goes home happy?

    Incidentally? I value life too. I just think that some people are, entirely reasonably, preferring a few fewer months of pain to a few more months of life, and that these people should be able to put that choice into action.

  • Antigone10

    It is inconsistent, from my worldview, to say that you “value life” and do not care about people’s desire about that life, nor the quality of life.  Also, birth control has nothing to do with life whatsoever, other than to be able to enhance some people’s quality of life, so that’s doubly inconsistent to me to be opposed to it.

  • Claude

    I get it, pundits distort, you have taken off your blinders, and apparently some of us think some lives are not valuable. ?

  • Daughter

    Alex Jones is a conservative, btw. And Biden was talking about Wall Street regulations.

    And several of your other quotes refer to policies that Republicans, including Romney, have specifically advocated.  Obama and the Democrats have not advocated anything of the things quoted in Fred’s post.

  • Darakou

    The one that stood out for me was Matt Staver’s comment about the fate of Western Civilization. Doesn’t he think those of us in other Western societies have any say in the matter?

  • P J Evans

    it would also never pass because  no religion is going to ever allow any religions tax exempt status to be revoked because they could be next.

    It’s in the tax code – and the churches that preach politics know just exactly how far they can push that limit.

  • P J Evans

     They seem to also believe the UN has Magickal Powers that can let them do this stuff without anyone anywhere noticing until it’s Too Late.
    How the heck they come up with these ideas is beyond me.

  • P J Evans

    Doesn’t he think those of us in other Western societies have any say in the matter?

    For some of them, the US is the only country that counts. I think there are other countries with good ideas that the US ought to look at.

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Bleeding Heart

    For example it’s fine to critique and/or espouse political views – “abortion is evil”

    Nitpick: that’s a moral view, not a political one. The rest of what you said I agree with.

  • Dan Audy

    The mindset is a lot like planning for a zombie invasion (or in my preference a ‘Dies the Fire’ technology apocalypse) where it is really entertaining to consider your everyday surroundings from a tactical perspective and figure out how you would live differently under extreme conditions.  The problem is that they’ve forgotten (or never realised) that while it is an amusing fantasy to divert yourself with, it is simply that – a fantasy.  I’ve picked up a handful of nifty skills over the years inspired partially by ‘what if apocalypse happened’ and partially because I enjoy learning interesting and new (or really in most cases old) ways of doing things*.  The embrace of a fantasy as reality however is deeply disturbing and generally speaks of profound mental illness or a deep seated desire for the world to operate that way (ie Everyone is out to get me so I can shoot them and feel powerful).

    *For example, I can (poorly) do all the steps to make wool clothes from sheering, carding, spinning, and knitting wool along with building all the necessary equipment. Dig a functional well and design a hand pump for it.  Lay snares, build blinds, shoot a bow, and butcher a couple species (and have the basic theory which applies to most others).

  • Ima Pseudonym

     They’ll usually claim that they were just as “concerned” about Bush’s authoritarianism, the civil rights abuses and the warmongering–a favorite is to claim that they radically opposed the ongoing war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the waste of American money and lives.  And then they’ll point out that we’ve moved on to the NEXT crisis to deal with, which is the socialist in the white house and his plans for America, and would you please stop living in the past, PLEASE? 

    When you look at their post history, you will generally see one of two things:

    1) They began posting online or blogging around 2009 or so, which doesn’t necessarily prove anything since everyone had to have *started* posting at one time or another.  Perhaps they were posting under a different handle before.  Maybe they’re 18 pr 19 and never gave a thought to politics until a few months ago.   So yeah. 

    ….0r:

    2) They were engaged just as heavily in defending the Bush administration from 2001 onwards as the castigate the current officeholder NOW. 

  • Carstonio

    Western in that context is just a euphemism for white. Similarly, a lot of the folks who warn of doom ‘n’ gloom from low birth rates in “developed” nations are really worried only about Europe and not Japan – fear of a nonwhite planet.

  • The Guest Who Posts

    How does contraception conflict with the inherent value of a human life? If anything, I’d say that contraception improves the woman’s life by allowing her not to have a child at a time when that might be too difficult for her.

  • AnonymousSam

    You say “us,” but I don’t think you speak for anyone but yourself, at least as far as the regulars of this blog are concerned. The majority of people here would vehemently oppose referring to the lower class as “stinking filth.” Moreover, conflating evangelicals with lower class citizens doesn’t even make sense; many of the worst evangelicals are wealthy citizens.

    I’m lower class. My income is typically less than four digits. I’m not your enemy unless you make me your enemy by deliberately making life harder for me.

  • Tricksterson

    They tend to approach the UN with the idea that the United States, and possibly Great Britain are the only countries in the entire world that aren’t already completely controlled by it and our independence is hanging by a thread.

  • P J Evans

     In other words, they’re disconnected from reality. Still.

  • pagansister

    The fear mongers are ever among us—-they really need to get their acts together and live with it when President Obama starts his next 4 years.  They will really be surprised that the world will not come to an end nor will all the crap happen they are predicting.  Those fear mongers are probably ones who voted for “W” , the genius who got us in the mess to begin with.   Probably couldn’t get any of them to admit that however.   It takes more than 4 years to work out the mess that it took 8 to get us into. 

  • 2kevlane

    The photo attached to this article is from a Christian performer named Steve Taylor.  The release of this album was almost stopped by the company he was signed with due to the possible controversy it could cause.  Steve was trying to get folk’s to look at the insane positions that some Christians have.  For example the over the top song entitled  “I Blew Up The Clinic Real Good” which addressed the insanity of bombing abortion clinics for God in order to save lives.  Yes, controversy came with the release of the album and thank God it did.  The Church that nourished and cared for me must reevaluate their urge to promote an orthodoxy and focus on orthopraxy (correct action).  Our religion needs to focus on how we love and how we care for the least of these and stop promoting our own self righteousness by condemning everyone else.  The self righteous certainty may have you lose you’re own souls.

  • http://twitter.com/DebraJeanTw Debra

    I’m getting on my  knees and asking Jesus to vote for Obama.

  • Lori

    Unless he has photo ID he’s going to have a tough time if he lives in a battleground state. In Florida he could miss his own appearance at the 2nd coming waiting in lines deliberately cultivated by the GOP. If he lives in Ohio then he might well have to do some smiting just to get a ballot and keep it from being discarded for some bogus reason because the Ohio secretary of state has openly made it his mission to get Romney elected by disenfranchising Ohio voters.

  • Joshua

    <blockquoteJesus might be OK if he lives in New Jersey though since Christie has flipped Romney the bird and declared a very un-current GOP commitment to making it possible for folks to vote.

    I’m imagining that by “folks” he means “citizens of the Unites States”, in which case Jesus would still have issues in NJ.

  • Joshua

    Woops.

  • Lori

    But the US is God’s chosen land. Jesus must be a US citizen.  [/sarcasm}


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