Archive for October, 2013

An Embarrassment

October 14, 2013

There are some that think before they join the groups that are destroying the U.S.A. the warrioress is one!

life of a female bible warrior

I’m beginning to be embarrassed by the label of “evangelical, fundamentalist Christian.” I never thought I would actually feel this way and feel the necessity to say so publicly. Unfortunately, this label that I was once very proud to be associated with is now something that I increasingly find myself having to defend, justify, rationalize, and explain due to actions of others who have now made these words ugly, irrational, and anything BUT Christ-like.

Normal everyday Americans now believe that the majority of fundamentalist, evangelical Christians are Tea Party conservative Republicans who approve of what the extreme right of the Republican party are doing in hijacking the government and keeping it shut down.

What these people are doing makes me sick! It’s not Christian; it’s not Christ-like — and it’s repugnant to me!

I don’t know how to clarify that just because I believe in the fundamentals of Christianity (fundamentalist) and…

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A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘The Cruelty of Republican States in One Chart’

October 6, 2013

Tell congress it’s time to “clean house” starting with Ted Cruz!

The Last Of The Millenniums

red state poor

‘When you look at these income eligibility levels, you see just how cruel the existing system is’.

‘For instance, in Alabama, you can’t get Medicaid if your income exceeds 23 percent of the poverty level, or $4,500 for a family of three’.

‘Just think about that for a second’.

‘Do you think you could find a place to live, pay your bills, and feed your family on that income’?

‘But the state of Alabama says if you’re that rich, you can afford to buy health insurance’.

‘In Texas, the state that will be depriving the most people of insurance by rejecting the expansion, only families under 25 percent of the poverty level, or $4,894 for a family of three, will be eligible for Medicaid’.

‘I’m guessing that’s about what Rick Perry spends on boots every year.

‘The states rejecting the expansion of Medicaid are the ones that already make it…

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Christian Dominionism and the Shutdown: Barry Goldwater and Robert Jackson Warned Us

October 3, 2013

When Padresteve sums it up I have to stand aside and let him.

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church-and-state

“[I]n our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religious persuasions whose fanatical conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds — that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous.” — Justice Robert H Jackson, American Communications Assn. v. Douds, 339 US 382, 438; 70 SCt. 674, 704 (1950)

Well we are in day two of the government shutdown of 2013 with no end in sight. Sadly I have to say that the groups most responsible for this on the Tea Party and Republican Party side of the house are Evangelical Christians and ultra-conservative Catholics. The Evangelical are held in the thrall of Christian Dominionism, or Recontructionism while the conservative Catholics long for the days when their church owned the governments of Europe.

If the shutdown was about pragmatic budgetary considerations I might give the authors of the shutdown…

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