Monthly Archives: December 2014

FAUX CHRISTIANS WEEK IN REVIEW 12/22/2014 – 12/27/2014

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“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are savage wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)

This week, the Faux Christians have, once again, made headlines:

 

 

Daily KosU.S. Senate Gives Black Eye to House Fundamentalist Christians – “In what we can only describe as an amazing early holiday present for servicemembers, Constitutional loyalists, and those who value the separation of Church and State, an obscure, but extremely detrimental amendment to the House-passed H.R. 4435 version of the bill “miraculously” disappeared from the final version of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (FY2015 NDAA).”

Forward Progressive – Sarah Palin Pathetically Tries to Exploit Christ For Money – ““Oh, I am so excited for people to get to read this Christmas book, while protecting the heart of Christmas,” Palin says. Yes, because nothing says you’re trying to save the “heart of Christmas” quite like exploiting the holiday season to try to push people to buy a Christmas book.”

The Washington Times – Bobby Jindal: Time for pastors to ‘reset the course of American governance’ – “There is a great need for the kind of leaders we read about in the Old Testament, ‘The Men of Issachar’ (1 Chronicles 12:32). We need such men and women of wisdom today who will accept the challenge to restore our Judeo-Christian heritage in America.”

Barbwire – So You Don’t Think There’s A War On Christians? – Dr. Don Boys claims that there is a “concerted effort to hurt our (Christian) efforts and halt our evangelism. He says that the attacks are coming from “heathens, homosexuals, and humanists.”

Huffington Post – A Word to White and Black Evangelicals in America – An African-American pastor speaks out : “If you want to truly care for this population you will face the causes of fatherlessness. It is not only a cause. It is a result; our fatherlessness is the result of generations of segregation, ghettoization, job deprivation, housing discrimination, education discrimination, mass incarceration, over-policing and police brutality. In a word, African America suffers from societal humiliation and shame.”

Politicususa –  David Barton Disciple Joining U.S. House Next Year Vows Holy War on Nonbelievers – “Georgia’s Republican soon-to-be Representative Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, who was endorsed by none other than David Barton, probably because Loudermilk repeats Barton verbatim at every opportunity, appeared on Washington Watch with Josh Duggar to tell Georgians that he will fight the good fight against people who think they have a right to ruin Christmas by not being Christians like everybody else.”

Patheos –   Jury Rules Against Diocese That Fired A Teacher for the “Grave, Immoral” sin of Fertility Treatments – “. This was on the grounds that she was a “grave, immoral sinner” for seeking fertility treatments, who had in doing so violated the morality proscribed in her school’s employment contract.”

CNN – GOP moves early to court conservative Christians – “The first votes of the 2016 campaign won’t be cast for another year but there’s already a race well underway: The Christian primary.”

PoliticusUSA –  “As a secular humanist, one always hopes that the “goodwill toward mankind” sentiment some people express at Christmas would last throughout the year, but that presupposes the Christian-mindset is founded on Jesus’s commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Newsweek –  “They are God’s frauds, cafeteria Christians who pick and choose which Bible verses they heed with less care than they exercise in selecting side orders for lunch. They are joined by religious rationalizers—fundamentalists who, unable to find Scripture supporting their biases and beliefs, twist phrases and modify translations to prove they are honoring the Bible’s words.”

 

 

 

 

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Christians At War Over Christmas

war on christmasWell, it’s the holiday season again, and, of course, the sky is falling! The religious right-wing zealots are absolutely out of their minds with visions of Jesus dancing in their heads. After all, Christ is under attack, and Christians are being persecuted, and by God this is a Christian nation!

“Atheists” are aspiring to deconstruct the whole idea of Christmas and the Christmas tradition, don’t you know!

We seem to go through this every year, it seems. And, now, those who are creating the biggest stink over the use of “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” have been getting a little pushback from the more mainstream and rational Christians. That resistance to this ridiculous tirade has the zealots really pissed off.

One of the groups leading the pack of disgruntled Evangelical’s is the American Family Association, an extreme hate group who continuously spews its venom toward all things non-Christian, non-heterosexual, secular, and logical.

According to Right-Wing Watch, an article in this month’s AFA journal makes the following statement:

“… over the last couple of years, AFA has found itself being targeted – either implicitly or explicitly – by other Christians. Whether it’s from Rachel Held Evans on the evangelical left or Russell Moore on the evangelical right, some Christians have chided and condemned AFA’s pro-Christmas campaigns.”

Finally, it appears that the “Real Christians” are starting to speak out against the intolerance, bigotry, and outlandish behaviors of the extremists who have cast a very dark cloud over the whole of the Christian religion.

With that in mind, I will take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday Season or a very Merry Christmas. However you celebrate the season (or don’t) is fine with us at Crooked Crosses.