How is the Left to blame for Trump this week? Well, according to an especially charming article up at the Federalist, it is because we are virtue-signaling jerks who refuse to date conservatives. In the article, which is literally titled “Your Refusal To Date Conservatives Is One Reason We Have Donald Trump,” contributor Jerrod Laber begins by railing against a new OK Cupid feature that allows users to note their support for Planned Parenthood.
Since the abomination that was the Presidential election last November, it’s been enlightening listening to some on the Far Right (spoiler alert: overwhelmingly male) gloat as they assume their “rightful” place at the top of the food chain. Yes, men (read: Conservative males) rule because that’s what God intended; it’s the natural order of things. God gave men a penis and a superior brain in order that they might protect the weaker distaff half of the population from being savaged by Liberal thugs.
Or something like that. Reading some of the ideas put forth by those willing to publicly gloat has been…interesting. Methinks some of these folks- like our intrepid hero Jerrod Laber, f’rinstance- may well still be living in their parents’ basement. Continue reading
Carmen Hix told OutSmart magazine that The Calvary Church in Friendswood, Texas needed volunteers to help at the food bank after Hurricane Harvey tore through the community. Hix decided to take off a week from work and donate $500 worth of food to the church. On Friday, September 8, she was taken by surprise when she was called in by a volunteer and the church’s pastor, Ron Hindt, who told her she was no longer welcome at the church after he found out about her religion and sexuality…. In a post on her Facebook page, the 64-year-old combat veteran recalls how the pastor called her into his office to question why she said “Shalom” after her prayers. When she told him that she was Jewish, he asked her to leave and to not return to the church. “I asked ‘So if I were a liar with an evil heart, and I told you what you want to hear, that I am a Christian, I would be allowed to continue to contribute to those less fortunate than I?’ I was told, ‘Yes,” Hix said.
When people ask me why I’m good without God, I think I’m going to start using this story as an example. If you believe as I do that religion could be the best thing in the world…until people made it the worst, here’s your sign. It doesn’t matter if you’re a thoroughly good, decent, kind, and eminently compassionate person. If you believe, think, live, and/or love “incorrectly,” you deserve to be shunned as a heretic and sinner. Or so goes the thinking at The Calvary Church in Friendswood, TX. Because they LOVE them some Jesus, don’tchaknow?
What would Jesus Do? He’d probably kick Pastor Hindt’s tail from here ’til St. Urho’s Day. I couldn’t agree more. Continue reading