Wingnut Weekly – 1 Dec 2019

wingnut weekly - cartoon by Rob Rogers
Cartoonist Rob Rogers, who was fired for drawing cartoons that were critical of Trump, drew the above this past week to point out … “Despite all the evidence against him, the Senate will most likely let Trump off with all of his crimes and misdemeanors. Mitch McConnell has made that clear

Once upon a time I was an evangelical. For thanksgiving I am personally truly thankful that I have seen the light and that I am no longer floundering in darkness. I am no longer a card carrying member of the wingnut brigade.

Religious metaphors abound. “I was blind, but now I see” resonates. Perhaps however the most apt is a direct biblical quote …

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not

The light of reason reveals a great deal. I do not believe, not because I do not understand, but because I do. The truth is that it was all a lie. So yes, I am genuinely thankful to be truly free from my previous bondage.

Wingnut proclamations from the last 7 days

Here for your enjoyment is this week’s selection of wingnut gems. It has all been mined from the stream of befuddled right-wing / religious proclamations …

The Cult of Trump ..

Folks who have made lying a profession

  • Josh Bernstein insists that he doesn’t lie and always tells the truth because his sources “are good, awesome sources, and they are never wrong.
    • Meanwhile in our reality he is almost always wrong.
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that she can handle being called a lot of things, but “I don’t like being called a liar.
    • And yet that is all she did as WH Press Secretary, so if the shoe fits …

Homophobia on Steroids …

  • Linda Harvey insists that “those in LGBT lifestyle can never really celebrate ‘thanksgiving.‘”
  • Scott Lively declares that Chick-fil-A’s … “crime isn’t just cowardly capitulation to the LGBT mob like Pilate choosing Barabbas over Christ and then washing their hands of political matters as so many people think, it is intentionally and deviously switching sides in the culture war to fight for the opposition like Benedict Arnold did in the Revolutionary War.”


Conspiracy theories …

  • Dave Daubenmire warns that Muslims are trying to seize control of the Great Lakes so they can poison the water supply “and kill a lot of people.”
    • Evidence for this claim? – exactly zero.

Roy Moore is back …

This is the guy whose previous attempt to run for office crashed when it was revealed that he sexually harassed and molested teenage girls in his 30s.

What else came out of the Wingnut fantasy land?

Lots of other stuff. 

As always, it is an endless stream. Some of it is sad, some is rather grim, and some is quite frankly hilarious. Here are a few more samples …

  • North Carolina Church Sign Claims Liberals Are Trying “2 IMPEACH JESUS TOO”
  • Christians Are Fighting Over Whether Chick-fil-A Is Still Sufficiently Anti-Gay
  • Report Documents Lavish, Indulgent Spending by Illinois Megachurch Pastor
    • The spending was in addition to his seven-figure salary.
  • Religious Right Group: Pete Buttigieg Doesn’t Represent “Biblical Christianity”
    • … But Donald Trump does?
  • Church Leaves Southern Baptist Convention, Avoiding Inquiry of Predator Priest
  • Anti-Gay Episcopal Priest Accused of Sexually Harassing Young Men
  • Right-Wing Host: Mr. Rogers Corrupted Children With His “Metrosexual Wimpiness”
  • Christians Flipped Out After a WV Mayor Changed the Name of a “Christmas” Parade
  • In Viral Video, Pastor Allegedly Whips Congregation Members Who Aren’t Tithing
  • A Catholic Order That Swore to Protect Kids Is Harboring a Pedophile Priest
  • Liberty University Launches “Think Tank” to Spread Right-Wing Misinformation
    • This “Think Tank” is in reality a “Brain Drain”

Some good news …

  • Catholic Priests Get 40+ Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Deaf Kids

There are also decent people out there …

and this also happened …

  • Twitter Mocks Christian Snowflakes Melting Down Over Chick-fil-A “Betrayal”

What is the story here?

The “They Betrayed us” stance is because Chick-fil-A announced that it would be restructuring its charitable giving in a way that focused on hunger, homelessness, and education instead of specifically supporting anti-gay groups. Doing that is what has triggered the wingnut brigade. They are seriously opposed to giving money to those in need instead of promoting discrimination. That tells us a great deal about just how morally bankrupt they are.

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