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Bigots’ Last Stand

Franklin Graham (Billy’s kid) posted on Facebook

Have you ever asked yourself–how can we fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community? Every day it is something else! Tiffany’s started advertising wedding rings for gay couples. Wells Fargo bank is using a same-sex couple in their advertising. And there are more. But it has dawned on me that we don’t have to do business with them. At the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we are moving our accounts from Wells Fargo to another bank. And guess what — we don’t have to shop at Tiffany & Co., there are plenty of other jewelry stores. This is one way we as Christians can speak out — we have the power of choice. Let’s just stop doing business with those who promote sin and stand against Almighty God’s laws and His standards. Maybe if enough of us do this, it will get their attention. Share this if you agree.

You know what?  I’m glad to see it’s come to this.  The businesses that acknowledge the reality that there are LGBTQ families among their customer base are following only one Bible: the book of the Quarterly Report and the creed of the Bottom Line.

This means that anti-gay bigotry is now odious to far more of the market as a whole, including the straight, cis-gendered people who have no idea what those terms mean.

It means Franklin Graham’s worldview is the worldview of the dead and the dying.

I will not miss it – or them – one bit.

In it for the Money

As I wrote earlier, the typical Republican presidential candidate has no real hope of getting the nomination, let alone the Presidency.

But this article from the Wall Street Journal makes it plain that they are still quite rational to pretend.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, earned between $8.9 million and $27 million in a recent 16-month period, largely fueled by book royalties, speaking engagements and Mr. Carson’s service on the board of directors for two big companies.

When it’s worth this kind of money just to be this TEA party kind of famous, you’d be kind of crazy not to.
Not that Carson isn’t a few other kinds of crazy.

Betty Explains Religious Freedom

Religious freedom: Only for privileged religions, if you follow the Christian conservative rhetoric in the USA.  Here, the privileged religion is Christianity.  Over in most of the Middle East, it’s Islam.

They have more in common than you’d think, and could benefit well from comparing notes.  Here’s America’s Best Christian, Mrs. Betty Bowers, with a summary.

Grift American Style

If you still don’t believe the Republican candidates are all about the Benjamins, think on this piece from a couple months ago in Salon.

It turns on the Mike Huckabee kerfuffle in March where he was endorsing and selling his “good name” on behalf of a cure for diabetes, a cure that possibly is even worse than praying over it.  At least prayer does no direct harm.

Like Fred Thompson trying to do his part to impoverish the middle class by hawking reverse mortgages, or Bob Dole selling Viagra (on behalf of the same “big pharma” Huckabee tells you to eschew… hmmm!), Huckabee wants to make sure that the 1% get richer, and that he’s a member when they do.

The streak of grift is so deep in the GOP that if it were eliminated, I think whatever’s left would blow away on the first strong breeze.

via Lawyers, Guns & Money

American Insecurity Photo Gallery

Part I: Rock out with your Glock out

http://secretlaboratory.org/?p=7611

http://politicalblindspot.com/white-texans-with-assault-rifles…

Part II: Flags.  So. Many. Flags.

Private Homes Displaying Flags? Yes, you are in the US.
Flag day on Boston Common.
Yes, we have a national holiday about our flag.
Seriously.
BTW those little flags are all made in China.

Part III: Personal Transportation

This is totally not compensating for anything
Neither is this.

Part IV: American Theology

Not at all worried about their own ambiguous feelings

 

Ceci n’est pas homoérotique

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