Two articles that will just depress you.

My niche as a blogger is to deconstruct religious statements.  However, these two pieces need no commentary from me.  If you read these articles and find yourself nodding in agreement, then you have mental faculties of a caliber that suggests you need to be watered regularly.

First, Rachel Adams interviews David Bahati, the Uganda legislator who authored the kill-the-gays bill.

Have you seen the Ugandan Human Rights Commission’s (UHRC) position on the bill? It states that most of the provisions violate international human rights standards.  
I know this. It adds no value to the process of negotiation. It’s actually a waste of time. Of course they have enough resources to splash around, but it takes nothing from the will of the Ugandans to defend the family as between man and woman. They will not be given an inch. Actually, if the law was there, these publications wouldn’t be there. That’s why we need the law.

What do you think about what Desmond Tutu and other religious leaders have said about the proposed bill
We read from the same holy books as Desmond Tutu. I don’t need to be told by Desmond Tutu about the verses regarding this issue. He’s a human being, he can be lost. On this one, he is lost. Very lost indeed.

The second comes from Susan Shannon (who runs “a blog dedicated to seeing the political landscape through the lens of Christianity. Susan Shannon, author of Short Little Rebel, uses Bible Scripture and God’s inspiration to analyze both national & international news”).  She opens a recent blog by touting her Sherlock Holmes-esque deductive abilities.

Friends, there is a gift that God has given me:  I can smell something fishy a mile away.

And proceeds to tell us how she has used her god-given deductive reasoning to conclude that the Sandy Hook massacre was a result of Adam Lanza working with our liberal government to give leverage for gun bans and to work more tightly with the UN.

I believe our GOVERNMENT shot those kids and teachers and used Adam Lanza and his family to pull it off.  They might have killed two birds with one stone.  One:  If these men are involved in the LIBOR scandal, they can manipulate their testimony.  Two:  they get gun control.  How very, very clever and efficient of them, right?    I hate to say it.  I hate to put myself ‘out there’ with this because I KNOW how I will be attacked.  But I don’t do this for anyone’s approval.  I do it to help the American People.

She’s not just a single lunatic.  Conservatives are in the comments agreeing with her in force.

Stupidity and unreason, they corrupt the best of humanity.  And religion makes people think god is vetting their decisions, and so empowers and gives confidence to even the most inane and belligerently stupid among us.

These people, in particular, make me ashamed to share a species with them.

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.


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