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12 July 2007

Assholes For Christ

Earlier today three Chistians were thrown out of the Senate chamber for loudly protesting a Hindu cleric who was giving the morning invocation. For loudly protesting the Hindu cleric while he was giving the morning invocation.

Notes TCMCafe:

The three protesters, who all belong to the Christian Right anti-abortion group Operation Save America, and who apparently traveled to Washington all the way from North Carolina, interrupted by loudly asking for God's forgiveness for allowing the false prayer of a Hindu in the Senate chamber.

"Lord Jesus, forgive us father for allowing a prayer of the wicked, which is an abomination in your sight," the first protester began.

"This is an abomination," he continued. "We shall have no other gods before You."

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), serving as the presiding officer for the morning, immediately ordered them taken away — though they continued to yell at the Hindu cleric as they were headed out the door, shouting out phrases such as, "No Lord but Jesus Christ!" and "There's only one true God!"
No doubt these protesters probably think their removal was persecution. Ah, sweet sweet irony.

The group released a laughable press release commenting on the incident:

Theology Moved to the Senate and was Arrested

Theology has moved from the church house onto the floor of the United States Senate, and has been arrested.

Ante Pavkovic, Kathy Pavkovic, and Kristen Sugar were all arrested in the chambers of the United States Senate as that chamber was violated by a false Hindu god. The Senate was opened with a Hindu prayer placing the false god of Hinduism on a level playing field with the One True God, Jesus Christ. This would never have been allowed by our Founding Fathers.

"Not one Senator had the backbone to stand as our Founding Fathers stood. They stood on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! There were three in the audience with the courage to stand and proclaim, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me.' They were immediately removed from the chambers, arrested, and are in jail now. God bless those who stand for Jesus as we know that He stands for them." Rev. Flip Benham, Director, Operation Save America/Operation Rescue
It's hard to know how to even comment, since this group seems to be completely illiterate about, well, pretty much everything. Ignorance of Christian theology, constitutional law, Hinduism and American history aside, though, I love how they capitalise founding fathers. It's almost like they consider them gods. And insinuating that the world's third largest religion had raped a branch of American government was sheer tactical brilliance. And that bit about backbone and standing on the gospel of Christ? Nice play on words. Poetry really.

Still, this reminds me yet again that Christians in the US aren't concerned so much with loving their neighbour as they are with being right. Which is fine, I suppose. Pride is a fruit of the spirit, after all. Remember kids, nothing converts the heathen quite like three people behaving like complete dicks.

I'm also reminded that, short of strapping bombs to themselves, Christian fundamentalists aren't all that different from their Muslim counterparts.

Comments on "Assholes For Christ"


Blogger jasdye said ... (7/12/2007 09:59:00 PM) : 

these people Rock!

The Eternal Founding Fathers (theistic Jesus-lovers all!) would have been proud.


Blogger Christine said ... (7/13/2007 05:39:00 AM) : 

wow, this really IS too amazing to comment.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7/13/2007 08:09:00 AM) : 

"I'm also reminded that, short of strapping bombs to themselves, Christian fundamentalists aren't all that different from their Muslim counterparts."

Don't give them any ideas!


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (7/13/2007 08:42:00 AM) : 

Don't give them any ideas!

Well, I suppose when you factor in Eric Rudolf and other abortion clinic bombers, and the guy who intended to kill protesters at Jerry Falwell's funeral...


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