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. |
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.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 ArrestedIt'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.