Can we declare Bryan Fischer of the family whatever idiocy to be the ‘worst’ example of what a Christian should not be. Fortunately, he has gone so batsh*t crazy, that he’s quickly destroying what little credibility he ever had. He thinks the LDS church wants to embrace Boy Scouts so they can restore polygamy. I have news for Fischer, it never went away.
“…Bryan Fischer, who back in February assured the faithful, “The chances that this 1,400 National Council is going to remove the ban on homosexuality does not exist. It’s infinitesimal. It is off the charts in remoteness,” leapt into the fray, as he always does, exhibiting a complete absence of thought. He claimed that the Boy Scouts of America ought to change their name to the ”Boy Sodomizers of America.”
Fischer applied a quote from Luke (17:2) to back up his “argument,” saying “these are the words of Jesus himself to the Boy Scouts”:He says they’re “pretty sobering because this comes from Christ himself.” Fischer says he would not want to be “in the shoes of a Boy Scout executive standing before the throne of God being judged by the man who spoke those words. That is not going to be a pretty picture.”The problem for Fischer is the same as it always is when he resorts to the Bible: he gets it wrong. Of course Jesus isn’t talking to the Boy Scouts. He is also not talking about boys, or in a more general sense, children.
Yes, Jesus uses the term “little ones”(found also at Matt. 10:42; 18:6 and Mark 9:42) but he isn’t speaking about children, as Fischer seems to assume (because he hasn’t actually read the Bible or because he assumes we haven’t).What is under discussion by Jesus and his disciples – in an eschatological or end-times context – here is “little believers” – the spiritually innocent. Jesus is talking about believers, not children.
When Mark and Luke talk about children, they say children, as at Mark 10:13 and Luke 18:15).Fischer had promised a defeat for “Big Gay” in February but instead, with about fifty percent of Americans now in favor of marriage equality, “Big Gay” got 61 percent of the 1,400 votes cast by the Boy Scouts council….”
Rep. Joe Barton says that the ‘great flood’ proves climate change isn’t man made. While I have a tendency to agree that climate change is, for the most part, not man made, I disagree. I think the role that solar activity plays is tremendously downplayed for certain agendas. I also think that vulcanism has more to do with climate change than anything else. And, quite frankly, I don’t quite get the hysteria of a warming trend. We are still several degrees lower than previous highs. Civilization flourishes better when temperatures are about two or three degrees warmer than they are now. We’re actually coming off a cold period. But, the problem is the far right is so sure there is no pollution that they would deny it if the oceans were covered with sludge. The far left is so sure that global warming is man made that they would deny historical and geological fact. Idiots like Barton don’t help.
When politicians like Rand Paul start talking about a spiritual “cleansing”, be afraid, be very afraid.
“...Senator Rand Paul: “I think it’s important that people know that for the country to get better it needs more than just politicians. Politicians aren’t enough and it needs resurgence through churches, through revivals through a spiritual cleansing of the people.”
Senator Rand Paul: “Changing a particular law is not going to make us a better people but that comes from the people themselves.”
Senator Rand Paul: “I don’t want people to think that salvation comes through elected leaders. It doesn’t.”
Senator Rand Paul: “What’s the number one cause of poverty in America? It’s having kids before you’re married. Can you have a law to prevent that? I don’t think any law even if you did have a law couldn’t prevent it from happening. We have to convince kids that it’s a big huge mistake not only from a religious point of view but from an economic point of view that it’s not a good idea to have kids before you’re married. The hard part is then people say you’re harsh and you’re against single moms. Well, I’m not against single moms. I just want to talk to them before they become the single mom. I want to talk to them when they’re 17 years old and convince them wait, get married and your life will be better and it’s a better way to do things.”
Senator Rand Paul: “People say you shouldn’t talk about moral issues. Well, I think there are moral issues that no law will be able to fix but there’s no reason why a political leader can’t also have some impact in moral issues that really the law may not be able to fix but maybe by me saying that the marriage unit, the marriage unit, the family unit is an important structure, it’s been with us for thousands of years and we shouldn’t give up on that.”…”
When a so-called Christian prays for the wrath of God to be brought down on a nation because they are not getting their way, something is truly wrong.
“...One reason most countries don’t find the time to embrace Ayn Rand’s thinking is that she is a textbook sociopath. In her notebooks Ayn Rand worshiped a notorious serial murderer-dismemberer, and used this killer as an early model for the type of “ideal man” she promoted in her more famous books. These ideas were later picked up on and put into play by major right-wing figures of the past half decade, including the key architects of America’s most recent economic catastrophe — former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan and SEC Commissioner Chris Cox — along with other notable right-wing Republicans such as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Rush Limbaugh and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford….”
Part IV continues tomorrow.