Everyone hates the Westboro Baptist Church: Sandy Hook Elementary Edition

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After the hate group, Westboro Baptist Church, decided to turn their attention from desecrating fallen soldiers to desecrating the victims in Newtown, CT, Anonymous released private contact information on Fred Phelps Sr, as well as the rest of the group’s membership (all of whom seem to be related).

Salon: Westboro Baptist Church, notorious for picketing the funerals of fallen troops with “God Hates Fags” placards, announced Saturday that they would picket Sandy Hook elementary school, where 20 children and six adults were shot dead Friday. Tweets from the Phelps family suggest they believe the horrors in Connecticut are a punishment from God for gay marriage. Hacker collective Anonymous was swift to respond, releasing private information of  Westboro members including email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses.

Anonymous hits Westboro Baptist Church over Sandy Hook picket plans


July 22: People lock arms to prevent members of the Westboro Baptist Church from attending a memorial service outside the Aurora Municipal Center in Colorado. (via Buzzfeed: Westboro Baptist Church Members Say They Will Protest In Sandy Hook)

God would like Pat Robertson and Franklin Graham to stop talking to Him

Steve Benen: Pat Robertson assured his followers that Republicans would win the White House and Congress in 2012. Robertson knew this with certainty, he said, because God himself told the televangelist what would happen. This week, Robertson suggested there may have been a divine miscommunication. For those who can’t watch clips online, Robertson conceded, “So many of us miss God. I won’t get into great detail about elections but I sure did miss it. I thought I heard from God; I thought I had heard clearly from God. What happened? You ask God, ‘How did I miss it?’ Well, we all do and I’ve had a lot of practice.” The next time Robertson claims to speak for God, and to receive special messages about the future directly from Heaven, the televangelist’s followers may want to keep this incident in mind.

Hunter DailyKos[Rev. Franklin] Graham [(yes, that one)] equated the Obama years with a national rejection of God. “In the last four years, we have begun to turn our backs on God. We have taken God out of our education system. We have taken him out of government. You have lawyers that sue you every time you mention the name of Jesus Christ in any kind of a public forum. …Maybe God will have to bring our nation down to our knees—to where you just have a complete economic collapse. And maybe at that point, maybe people will again begin to call upon the name of almighty God.”

Hunter: There’s no way around it—religious conservatives are a sadistic lot. Everything’s all smiting and hellfire. If a hurricane happens, it’s because God was ticked off that you were treating gay people as if they were normal humans. If you lose your pension to a group of thieving banksters, it’s because you didn’t sing loud enough in church last week, you jerk. And if God has to wreck the whole country—just take his Holy Economic Pruning Shears and lop the whole thing off at about ankle-height—in order to get a little positive press from you people, then by Him that’s what he’s going to do.

The meanness of these people never ceases to surprise. The bitterness, the persecution, and the absolute insistence that if America doesn’t run exactly according to their way, and to hell with every other sect and sub-sect and sub-sub-sect of Christianity because the only true way to do it is according to the guy on channel three hundred something,  then ‘Merika As We Noh Iht is well and truly boned. I don’t know who it is religious conservatives think they’re praying to, but if it’s all about chanting and damning people and about constant magical vengeance being brought down on anyone who doesn’t chant enough or damn people enough, that sounds positively morbid. A good grift, though.

It’s interesting that these conservative “Christians” never see outcomes they dislike (Obama winning the election) as being the Will of God. Shouldn’t they at least consider the idea that God is trying to tell them something and they’re the ones who are wrong, they’re the ones who aren’t listening?

Sunday reflections

via: phroyd

Another completely believable Onion headline

FoxNews / RWNJ controversy fail: Obama’s 9/11 Proclamation doesn’t mention God!

Charles Johnson | Wingnut Nontroversy of the Day: ‘Obama’s 9-11 Proclamation Does Not Mention God’

Today’s wingnut outrageous outrage of the day comes to you by way of the ever-confused Todd Starnes of Fox News. It involves the exclusion of the word “God” in “Presidential Proclamation — Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2012.” This was followed up by an even more hysterical pseudo-religious rant from the ever-seething Pat Dollard.

Behold the announcement from Todd Starnes:


How different from Bush’s Presidential Proclamations, right? 

[...] It turns out that George W. Bush did not mention God for his “Presidential Proclamation–Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance” for 5 of 8 such proclamations — meaning that the majority of these proclamations did not include the word “God.”

He mentioned it in the initial proclamation in 2001, and in the years 2004 and 2005.

George W. Bush does not mention God in 2002.

George W. Bush does not mention God in 2003.

George W. Bush does not mention God in 2006.

George W. Bush does not mention God in 2007.

George W. Bush does not mention God in 2008

[...] I offer the following alternative headline.

My God vs. Bill O’Reilly’s god

via: drunkonstevphen

Mitt Romney suggests Pres. Obama will remove the ‘magic’ from all underwear in America

Yesterday Mitt Romney suggested that the President was going to remove God from our currency and Mitt made it very clear that he would be against that. So here’s a helpful list of some other very serious things that Mitt Romney might suggest Obama will remove that Romney would also fight:

  • apples from America’s apple pies
  • the ‘7’ from 7-Elevens
  • the word allegiance from the Pledge
  • the Instagram app from your iPhone
  • the ‘auto brew’ option on your coffee maker
  • loud, country music from all Texas Roadhouse restaurants
  • cheap, garbage bag raincoats from NASCAR races
  • crosses from churches …no, wait! forget that.

Here are some things that Obama actually wants to remove that Mitt probably doesn’t want to talk about…

  • Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy
  • restrictions to health insurance coverage
  • troops from Afghanistan
  • barriers to marriage equality
  • any option to turn Medicare into a voucher system
  • insurance industry’s ban on covering contraception
  • definitions of rape, such as “legitimate,” “honest,” or “forcible.”

And things Obama has already removed or stopped:

  • Osama bin Laden
  • DADT
  • War in Iraq
  • Moammar Gaddafi
  • long waits for returning veterans to receive services and care by increasing the VA’s budget
  • approval for Bush’s “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions
  • banks from the student loan program, ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans
  • spiraling job losses with the stimulus, creating more private sector jobs than were created in five of eight years of the Bush Administration
  • the imminent death of the American auto industry
  • the practice of paying women less than men for performing the same job with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

And there’s more. And more. And even more.

via: recall-all-republicans-2012

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Desperate, sweaty Mitt Romney: suggests Pres. Obama will remove God from coins

TPM: Mitt Romney suggested Saturday in Virginia Beach that President Obama wants to remove God from coins, provoking a fierce retort from the president’s campaign: “I will not take God out of our platform,” the Republican nominee said after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. “I will not take God off our coins, and I will not take God out of my heart.”

In response, Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith called the insinsuation false and an act of desperation: “It’s disappointing to see Mitt Romney try to throw a Hail Mary by launching extreme and untrue attacks against the President and associating with some of the most strident and divisive voices in the Republican Party, including Rep. Steve King and Pat Robertson. This isn’t a recipe for making America stronger, it’s a recipe for division and taking us backward.”

via: topherchris

Democrats always have the diversity angle well-covered


source: sandandglass


Here is the best, most honest symbol for the Republican Party you’ll ever see

via: donnaclt

God told me to run for president: Punk’d

via: christopherstreet


October 22: the world’s still here

Oh, hey. You and I weren’t Raptured. Now what?

God decided to throw us a meteor shower instead:

Incredible: An Orionid meteor is shown crossing the middle of the sky, also boxed right, and this shower will peak this weekend ‘It’s going to knock your socks off': Stargazers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower this weekend DailyMail

Infallible leaders anoited by God: Vote Republican

“I mean, come on, God. You’ve told Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and who knows who else to run for the GOP presidential nomination. Now you’re encouraging Herman Cain too?” Charles Johnson: God Still Can’t Make Up His Mind Which GOP Candidate to Support


Gregory House on God (for the GOP / Teaparty)

image: divineirony

Footnote: Hugh Laurie is hot.

Sunday: Thoughts on God

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