Weird Religious News – The Handmaids tale, a GOP policy handbook


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This is the image that got cartoonist Rob Rogers fired. As a bit of weird religious news, the administration is using the bible to justify their policy that is being critiqued by this cartoon.

More and more my weekly positing of weird religious news is focusing upon US politics. It has perhaps been a running joke to suggest that the current administration view the Handmaids Tale as a policy guidebook. The joke works to some degree because of the mounting evidence that religious weirdness rests at the heart of much of their policy. The deep irony of it all is also the observation the Trump is perhaps the most non-religious president ever seen, and yet because he plays a con game and pretends that he is, the religious right play along and embrace him with a cult-like fixation as something akin to a messiah, god’s chosen man.

You might deem the above to be potentially political hyperbole, but scan news items from just the past seven days and you will easily find articles that confirm it. Here for example is the Attorney General of the United States using the bible to justify the morally repugnant policy of taking children from their parents.

His claim is that God has appointed them and so you must obey their law.

What Happened During the last 7 days?

It is a weekly theme then continues to dominate. The Religious right cult continues to lavishly and vigorously lick Trump’s arse declaring that it truly tastes yummy …

The con artists also continue to ply their trade …

Criticism of the con men is apparently Blasphemy …

  • Michael Bresciani warns that those criticizing prosperity gospel preacher Jesse Duplantis for asking his congregation to buy him a $54 million private jet may be guilty of “inadvertent blasphemy.”

The nutters almost always pop up as they strive to out-weird each other …

Hassling people is deemed to be wholly appropriate …

Striving to use the Law to impose religious beliefs …

… and what is perhaps the highlight of the week ..

There are also Good News items

Ken Ham’s folly is not doing too well …

There was also this portent of things to come …

Finally, on a global scale we have these news items …

Now that last one is a great piece to finish with. It points us towards a far better future.

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