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Bryan Fischer Goes Politically Incorrect – Again!

Bryan Fischer is the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association – a designated hate group. He is also a key activist in the Dominionist Movement. He hosts the talk radio program “Focal Point” on American Family Radio and posts on the AFA blog, “Instant Analysis.”

 Like all of these extremists, Fischer opposes abortion, national health care, environmentalism, gay adoption, and same sex marriage. But, yesterday he decided not to be “politically correct,” (gasp) and issued the following statement:

“Now, I am gonna say something here and I don’t care that it is politically incorrect. And i know if Right Wing Watch picks up on this or anybody else they’re just gonna lacerate me for this. I don’t care. From a biblical standpoint, it’s very clear that men are designed to be the breadwinners for their families. That’s the way God set it up; that’s the way he designed it. Husbands are to use their stamina and their strength and their brainpower – not that they’re smarter than women, I’m not saying that – but God’s given them a brain and the purpose for using their mental ability is to provide for their families, to use their physical strength to work hard, to work long hours, to use their physical strength to protect their wives and protect their children and be providers for them. That is the biblical pattern. And the biblical pattern is for a wife and a mother to focus her energies, devote her energies on [sic] making a home for her children and for her husband. And there’s another problem, is the number of married mothers who out earn their husbands. That number has quadrupled and I – and again I’m gonna be politically incorrect here – I don’t think that’s a good idea. I don’t think it’s a healthy dynamic to have the wife out earn her husband because so much of his sense of worth as a male is tied up in what he does vocationally and providing for his family. That’s his calling. That’s not his wife’s job to provide for his family. He knows that it’s his job. And if he has a wife that out earns him I think that’s gonna put some stress on his psyche, gonna put some stress on that marriage.”

 

Well, shame on all of you women who have clawed your way to the top and now earn more than the macho guy you married! Don’t you realize how badly you are damaging his psyche when you do that? Stay the hell at home. Get knocked up. Wash the dishes and cook the meals, and do as you are told!

 

Toadying to Feminists – The Schlafly Scream

Toadying to Feminists

The Schalfly Scream

By Nicole Nichols

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” (Shakespeare)

Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly

Well, they’re all doing it, and it was just a matter of time before the Queen of Conservative Hypocrisy entered stage right with her monologue on the perils of women in combat and those wanton feminists. According to Phyllis Schalfly when the sexual attacks in the military occur, “Only men will be deemed at fault because it is feminist ideology that men are innately batterers and women are victims.” That’s right, Phyllis – these women are just “asking for it.”

In a diatribe posted yesterday, the soon to be ninety-year-old self-appointed guardian of morality penned a column on her Eagle Forum website blasting Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta for his decision allowing women into front line combat.

Like so many of the other self-aggrandized right-wing “experts,” her main thrust was that it would increase the number of sexual assaults and compromise the safety of our troops. Most of the arguments which have been proffered by the right are the same, lame, hackneyed claims that they used to dissuade the inclusion of gays in the military. However, Schalfly waded into a much deeper cesspool than most.

She accused Panetta, who is leaving the office, of “…toadying to the feminist officers who yearn to be 3- and 4-star generals based on the feminist dogma of gender interchangeability and on their desire to force men into situations to be commanded by feminists.”

Oh…those ungrateful feminists! Don’t you know that this is all part of a huge feminist agenda being shoved down the throats of those poor oppressed men? Now men might actually find themselves in positions of subservience to (gasp) a woman in comfortable shoes!

Schalfly goes on to raise a series of questions for Panetta about the implementation of his ruling – questions that I am certain Panetta would answer if he ever read the Eagle Forum.

In an effort to persuade the reader that this ruling is detrimental to our forces, Schalfly makes the following statement:

“Retired Army Major General Robert H. Scales explained in the Washington Post that we know from experience with war that the intimate, deliberate, brutal killing of our country’s enemies is best done by small units or teams of men. Four solid buddy pairings of men led by a sergeant compose a nine-man battle-ready combat squad.

“These squads are bound together by the “band of brothers” effect. It is a phrase borrowed from Shakespeare’s Henry V. Centuries of battlefield experience that have taught us that this brotherhood is what causes a young man to risk and even sacrifice his life willingly so his buddies can survive, and that cohesion is a male-only relationship that would be irreparably compromised by including women in the squad.”

Gee, I hate to burst the Schalfly bubble, but I wouldn’t sell our soldiers short. I, for one, believe that the same “bond” of which she speaks can be formed regardless of gender. When faced with a combat situation where the dangers are imminent, I don’t much think that any soldier cares about skin color, sexual orientation, or gender as long as they can trust their fellow soldier to have their backs. Obviously, Phyllis has been deprived of that kind of “bonding” herself – but then, she’s the “expert” – right?

After reading page after page of right-wing hysteria over Panetta’s ruling, a couple of themes stand out the most.

1)    The fear of anything different sends right-wing conservatives into fits of outrageous proportions. This is nothing less than a throwback to the old White Citizens Council and the days of segregation when the scapegoat was African-Americans. Today, the target is women and gays.

2)    For people like Schalfly, their disdain for women is palpable. Bryan Fischer recently wrote an article in which he warned of  “predatory women” in the military. Schalfly insinuates that women in the military are asking to be sexually assaulted. Of course, when your brain has been eroded by continuous theological assault, your ability to process reality is bound to be distorted.

3)    The outrage being expressed is not really about women in combat – it’s about women in the military and any other outfit that people of this mindset deem fit for men only. It’s about their biblical belief that women are the keepers of the home and the bearers of future generations. It’s about male superiority.

Schalfly takes it one step further. Perhaps without realizing it, she also demeans the male gender. According to her statements and claims, men lack self-control when it comes to women. By her evaluation, they cannot help themselves or fight their sexual desires. In the same vein, she belittles them and makes them appear shallow and superficial – unable to form bonds with females that are lasting, platonic in nature, and based upon mutual respect.

Phyllis Schalfly has long been a proponent of all things that represent the extreme religious right. Her stance on homeschooling and stay-at-home mothers, however, applies only to others as she has been anything but. Her views on same-sex-marriage and gay rights apply only to others as she has a son who is gay. And, her views on men and women absolutely suggest that she lacks the real-life experiences of lasting friendships with the opposite sex and the ability to recognize the realities of 21st Century life.

Fearing a loss of power, male domination, and superiority has always been an issue for the extreme right. However, given the fact that the world is changing rapidly combined with an African-American running this country, and an increasing push-back from secular America, the religious right is currently living out a nightmare. They are flailing around and trying desperately to wake up, but until they do, we can expect more of their screams of outrage as each day passes and take their onslaught for what it truly is – sheer desperation.

Dominionist Heaven – This Week In Review

Dominionist Heaven

This Week In Review

From Nicole Nichols & Crooked Crosses

 

Military Blues – Shame On The “Radical Left!”

The announcement this week that women will now be allowed to serve in combat roles while in the military has sent the religious right completely over the cliff and into a fit of outrage.

Of course the fingers have been immediately pointed toward the “liberal agenda.” After all, it was the liberals who were responsible for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Byan Fischer

Byan Fischer

Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, is having a field day with this as he predicts a “total sexual meltdown.”

In an interview yesterday with Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness, Fischer went on a tirade prophesying that the new policy will “undermine readiness, cohesion, security, and lead to a reinstatement of the draft.” Uh…didn’t Fischer say much the same thing about rescinding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

He went on to warn of a “complete sexual meltdown” occurring due to “predatory women” trying to sleep with officers, citing CIA head David Petraeus’s affair with a reporter.

Fischer’s American Family Association has already been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center because of its stand against homosexuals. It would appear that Fischer is trying to make certain that the group live up to that by now including women in their war against all things contradictory to their warped religious views.

A cross in a glorious cloud of golden light.

 Powerful Voices

Well, this week marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, and, of course, there has been a ton of squawking from the religious right as they marched upon the Supreme Court to brandish their signs of displeasure.

In keeping with the season, the Christian Post announced its list of the Four Most Powerful Pro-Life Female Voices:

  • Marjorie Dannenfelser, the President and Chairman of the Board of the Susan B. Anthony List.
  • Abby Johnson, Chief Research Strategist for Live Action
  • Penny Nance, President and CEO for Concerned Women of America
  • Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United For Life.

There you have it – a list of four women who stand firmly behind the Personhood Acts, oppose contraception, and oppose abortion in all cases – even rape. The troubling thing is not that they have powerful voices, but that they have the ears of some of the most powerful people in the country.

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 Sekulow’s War Against Women

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, the American Center for Law & Justice filed its fourth direct challenge to the mandate of the Department of Health and Human Services that requires employers to provide health insurance which covers contraceptives.

Jay Sekulow

Jay Sekulow

Jay Sekulow, the Chief Council for the ACLJ, has long been on a crusade prove that such a mandate violates the First Amendment, The Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act. So far, he has not been successful.

Sekulow has built a financial empire and lives a lavish lifestyle which is suspicious for anyone who is employed by a charitable organization. However, it speaks volumes about his inability to understand the importance of contraceptives to those lowly, hard-working individuals who simply cannot afford another mouth to feed.

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 Demons & Exorcists

Kilingenschmitt

Kilingenschmitt

Now, for the really crazy stuff! We knew that the airy high that we were experiencing following the inauguration couldn’t last for long. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a religious right extremist of the

nth degree, who considers himself a “gay exorcist,” didn’t just go off the rails – he took the train right into the river of insanity.

In an email that went out to the followers of is “Pray In Jesus Name” project, he actually claimed that President Obama’s support for gay equality is an “open invitation to the devil and demonic rule.” He went on to postulate that Obama is “making Satan equal to God as he declares the demonic to be Godly.”

According to Klingenschmitt, “There is one reason homosexual sodomy will never be “equal” to traditional marriage: Satan will never be equal to God.”

He closed his email asking for all of his followers to “…pray for our President to repent, and renounce evil, and invite the Holy Spirit to rule his heart? Then let’s petition all 100 Senators to protect traditional marriage.”

It is important to note that Gordon Klingenschmitt is the author of an ebook that chronicles how President Obama is ruled by 50 demons. The scariest part is, he actually has a following.

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 Arm the Students & Kill Obamacare

In the wake of his waning popularity, Glen Beck continues to promote loony-tunes David Barton. Last week, Beck had Barton on his television show which, thank God, largely went unnoticed. Barton is this quirky little evangelical minister who considers himself a historian and promotes rewriting school textbooks to reflect a white, Christian perspective. He is the founder of WallBuilders, a Texas outfit that works against the separation of church and state.

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck

The program initially started out as a discussion over health-care. Glenn Beck, true to his ignorance, claimed that Obamacare would lead to people being forced to relinquish their guns. How he manages to justify that statement is anyone’s guess, but in Beck’s world, I would imagine that there are those who get his train of thought. He also claimed that the Act would lead to “Nazi-like euthanasia programs.”

David Barton

David Barton

Somehow, the talk turned to gun control and the recent school shootings. Barton, not to be outdone by Beck’s hallucinations, told the audience that the NRA had been established in order to protect freed slaves from lynchings – and that there never used to be school shootings in the 1800’s because all of the kids took their guns to school.

There you have it! Arm the kids and solve the problem!

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