Wingnut Weekly – 22 Dec 2019

Trump - the Wingnut in chief
Cartoonist Rob Rogers, who was fired for drawing cartoons that were critical of Trump, drew the above this past week to point out … “Like it or not, Trump will be only the third U.S. president in history to earn the “impeached” label. Maybe it won’t carry any real punishment, but he will be forced to wear it.”

Review the various claims and it soon becomes clear that there exists a frantic Wingnut race to be as far and distant from being right as possible.

It is not about different viewpoints, nor is it a simply a political divide. Instead it is a choice between fact and fiction. What is clear is that some simply don’t give a toss about the facts and have instead happily opted to embrace “alternative facts” as “truth”

What bizarre claims have we got this week?

Read on to find out.

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 ..

Impeachment …

Abortion …

Elections …

  • Josh Bernstein insists that Democrats only won control of the state legislature in Virginia due to “massive voter fraud.”
    • “Evidence” for his claim? – exactly zero.
  • Rick Joyner insists that Hillary Clinton only appeared to win the popular vote in 2016 due to rampant voter fraud: … “Trump won the popular vote … and probably by a good margin.
    • “Evidence” for his claim? – it is once again exactly zero.

The Con men desperate for your donations …

  • Cindy Jacobs says that Jim Bakker needs a new television studio so that prophets like her can send “an unbroken signal” directly from Heaven, down into Bakker’s satellites, and out around the world.

Education …

  • Dave Daubenmire and Scott Lively tell parents to remove their children from any school that doesn’t teach that “patriarchy is a biblical norm.”
    • It sort of makes sense. If you believe that, then a lack of education is the best way to ensure that the next generation also believes it

Homophobia on Steroids …

  • Bryan Fischer: Hallmark Caved to the ‘Gay Gestapo’
    • Backstory: Hallmark Channel announced that it was pulling ads for the wedding planning website Zola.com after the religious right organization One Million Moms complained about the ads showing two brides kissing. After an outcry about that decision, Hallmark reversed course and apologized.
      • Side Note: “One Million Moms” only has 5K membership on Facebook.
  • Scott Lively declares that … “the acquisition of children by homosexual partners to further their delusion of family normalcy is an act of extreme selfishness.

Fan Clubs …

Greta Thunberg

Guns

  •  Josh Bernstein insists that “there is no such thing as gun control” because … “the Second Amendment is infinite.

Obama

  • Brenden Dilley is very thankful to be living in America under Trump instead of that “treasonous, shitbag jihadi” Barack Obama.

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 …

Sometimes decency and tolerance win …

The Big News Item of the week

This happened – Christianity Today published this article during the week (19th Dec 2019) …

Trump Should Be Removed from Office

…The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral….

…To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come? Can we say with a straight face that abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated and, with the same straight face, say that the bent and broken character of our nation’s leader doesn’t really matter in the end?…

There is now also this trend on Twitter #ChristiansAgainstTrump

While the Christian Right might still be in bed with the pussy-grabber, the Christian Left is no longer silent.

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