They’re not exactly prophets.

Libby Anne dug up Focus on the Family’s letter from the future.  It was penned in 2008 as though from a post-Obama future in which the Kenyan Prince of Darkness has created a Dystopian America.

Turns out, much like the scare-mongering surrounding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, it was based on no factual evidence and turned out to be nothing more than paranoid bluster.  Perhaps they were basing their predictions on faith.  Same thing, really.

Now they’re trying the same thing again, and this time they’ll get it right for sure!  Right?

One day I’ll have a bullshit detector like Libby Anne.  Not yet though.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • RuQu

    I heard a local Mississippi radio program this morning do a very poorly written radio skit. It involved time travel, and at one point they were in some grey, dystopian future surrounded by statues. Upon closer inspection, they were of “Emperor Obama” and a plaque said he declared himself Emperor of America for Life in 2014, after winning the 2012 election by 1 vote. The time travelers realized they hadn’t voted, and rushed back to avert this horrible catastrophe.

    The writing was terrible, the jokes worse, and the logic of a 1 vote mandate being sufficient for throwing away the Constitution is so twisted it makes my brain hurt. It was obviously meant as a (failed) attempt at humor, but it is characteristic of the message you are inundated with down here.

    A couple months ago, a different radio morning show called Obama a tyrant, then said “you know what you do with tyrants, right?” In case you didn’t, they reminded you: you kill them.

    Stay classy, Mississippi.