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Friday, March 1, 2013

WHAT DO EVANGELICALS, WESTBORO BABTIST CHURCH, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AND AL QAEDA HAVE IN COMMON? MORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK...


           The image above was from an article in Inspire, the Al Qaeda produced English language magazine.  According to a story on Mother Jones, the terrorist organization is equating the Obama administration's support of same-sex marriage with their contention that America is a country standing on "no values".

            Other articles in the magazine teach kids how to make bombs in their mom's kitchen, set fire to cars, etc.  But mainly they're pissed because some folks in America have expressed tolerance for same-sex relationships.

            Gee... wonder what other groups feel the same way about gay marriage?  Let's see... well, there's the Republican Party, according to their party platform at the last convention.  And there's the Bible-thumpers, such as Pat Robertson and the Evangelicals who send him money.  And of course, who can forget those warm and fuzzy folks who belong to the Westboro Babtist Church, the people who show up to protest at the funerals of fallen American military members.



 
 


            Just to be clear about a couple of things:  I'm not suggesting an equivalency between our religious and political lunatics and those who belong to Al Qaeda.  Nor am I saying that belonging to the Republican Party makes you an intolerant bigot capable of terrorist acts.  I'm just saying that people are often judged by the company they keep, and in this regard, Al Qaeda has some domestic company who share that organization's disgust with same-sex marriage and gay rights.

            If you belong to the Republican Party or send money to Pat Robertson or his ilk, you might want to reconsider who you're standing with on this issue.

            And if you belong to Al Qaeda you might want to do the same thing.  Do you really want to be seen in the same light as Republican evangelicals?

            Think about it...
         

           

7 comments:

jadedj said...

What they all really have in common is a problem with their own sexuality.

AK47 = Phallic symbol/penis extension

Cross = Phallic symbol

Republican Logo = Animal with a large dick...

James Buchanan said...

And the use of children to shield themselves. or to carry their words/bombs forward. Real Christian. "suffer no the children."

squatlo said...

James, you're onto something. I just realized Repubs often use children at their anti-abortion photo-ops, the same way the Westboro Lunatics use their kids to promote their hate speech.

What links them all is ignorance and fundamentalism, although the real puppet masters behind the GOP are anything BUT ignorant. They're incredibly skilled at using and exploiting useful idiots.

bj said...

That'd be a great response to folks who bash Gays and are against a woman's right to choose. "Yeah, Al Qaeda believes the same shit YOU believe."

Anonymous said...

Pretty much the same everywhere:

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/egyptian-conservatives-using-gay.html

The RW loons currently trying hard to turn Hungary into a one-party state (well, two if you count the ACTUAL NAZIS) are also remarkably similar to the GOP - Krugman's been running a great guest series on that, which is required reading if you'd like a preview of where America could end up.

"Nor am I saying that belonging to the Republican Party makes you an intolerant bigot capable of terrorist acts."

You may not be saying it, but I will. Every in-country terrorist plot over the last five years that hasn't been deliberately created by the FBI has been RW loons. Larry Pratt (of Gun Owners of America) has been going on any show that'll take him to spread bullshit about a "black army" coming to attack "white America", which is just BEGGING for somebody to lose it and decide to try out their gun collection.

Kulkuri said...

I've said for years the only difference between Fundie Xians and the Taliban is the way they pray to their god.

Ten Bears said...

Jew, "Christian", Muslim, Mormon: they all bow down to the same damned dog.