Anybody for a trip back to Uncle Tom’s cabin?
Think Progress has a doozer for us. Beware of the bad acid, though:
This weekend, some of the nation’s leading conservatives — from Tony Snow and Attorney General Gonzales to Sen. George Allen (R-VA) and Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AK) to Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity — appeared at the Family Research Council’s "Values Voter Summit."
An hour and a half after Snow’s speech, Bishop Wellington Boone, founder of the Wellington Boone Ministries, took the stage and announced, "I want the gays mad at me." Boone said that while "the gays" are "saying a few things" about him, "they’re not coming at me strong." In an effort to change that, Boone declared:
Back in the days when I was a kid, and we see guys that don’t stand strong on principle, we call them "faggots." … [People] that don’t stand up for what’s right, we say, "You’re sissified out!" "You’re a sissy!" That means you don’t stand up for principles. [Click HERE to listen to the audio.]
As Right Wing Watch notes, another speaker at the conference later claimed "the gay rights movement was inspired ‘from the pit of hell itself,’ and has a ‘satanic anointment.’ … He suggested that the anti-Christ is himself gay, citing a verse from the book of Daniel saying the anti-Christ will have no desire for a woman."
Funny…I always thought that Satan was distinguishable by his insatiable concupiscence…for women. I guess the Antichrist isn’t one and the same, then? When will these people ever make up their minds as to what’s what, anyway? They’ve been arguing over this one a long, LONG time…
Theological niceties aside, though, I think it’s time I said a few things here:
I WANT the right-wing nuts angry with me. They’re not coming at me strong, because they are NOT strong. They are weak. They are fools. They have weak minds and even weaker gonads. They have no character, and their sexual insecurities are so obvious. Why else would they scream like little girls and shrink from the sight of a harmless gay guy? Why else would someone, presumably an adult, engage in this kind of kindergarten name-calling? Why else would a lesbian, a transsexual or a bisexual upset their whole concept of the universe? Why? WHY? Because it’s founded on NOTHING, that’s why!
Remember, people–back in the Middle Ages, persons of this ilk used to debate endlessly amongst themselves about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. It was inane: Who among them had even seen an angel, let alone dancing? And why there, of all silly places? These are the same people who used to kill cats back then, because they thought the cats were witches (or their familiars), and that witches were responsible for the bubonic plague. The upshot is that the ignored rats (which apparently passed muster with theologians) and their fleas (which also passed muster) ran rampant in filthy, stinking cities, and with them, so did the plague. Cleanliness was next to ungodliness, after all.
While these people were in their Dark Ages, the Muslims (the same folks these “Christians” despise today) were making great strides in the sciences–particularly medicine, chemistry and astronomy. The Muslims cherished their cats, following the example of the Prophet Mohammed and, more distantly, the traditions of the ancient Egyptians, who worshipped cats (and not without reason). The Muslim world was, if not spared plagues outright, at least better equipped to prevent and treat them than Christian Europe. That’s because sanity prevailed there!
Meanwhile, the spritual ancestors of these people were closing their minds firmly against anything and everything that might be progressive and new, because they thought it was from Satan. Or the Antichrist. Or whomever.
And today, it’s the same thing. Anything these people don’t understand, they firmly shut their minds against it and declare it to be evil and immoral. It’s all from Satan if it doesn’t square with what they “know”.
Too bad that as a result of all this assiduous mind-closing, they know nothing.
Don’t talk to me about “conservative principles”–there is absolutely no such thing. The conservative is inherently unprincipled; his motivations are not about standing up for himself (or anything or anyone else), but about kicking others down so he can climb on top and feel like somebody. Like the ideologies of fascism (which is what their movement is, at heart), the ideologies of “conservatism” are constantly shifting, depending on where they want to exert control over others. Either they want to preserve an untenable status quo, or they want to regress to a Golden Age that never existed; they can’t even decide which of these they want. They are total washouts! So why empower them politically, if they are so mentally lacking? All their “morals”, “values”, whatever the hell they call their hang-ups, have no relation to real morals or values. It’s not about what they’re holding up, it’s about what they’re trying to take down. They don’t stand on principles; they stand on necks.
And that’s if they have anything to stand on at all. I’ve argued with so many of them by now that I know just what it takes to knock the pins out from under them. No angels on the heads of those!
So let’s be totally honest about these people–yes, even brutally so. Where I come from, we don’t call them “conservatives”, or “values voters”, or any other euphemistic, politically correct crap like that.
We call them BIGOTS.