Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Great Scott! Magical Thinking From the Professional Christian Set

I see that a few of you, dear readers, have participated in my handy-dandy poll regarding James Dobson. Perhaps some of you didn't vote because you don't know just how unhinged this man's teeth-gnashing anti-gay rantings can be. Or, maybe you just agree with Dobson's message. As, um, at least a few readers here seem to.

Here's a recent little taste of just how unhinged this man's communications can be. Pam, over at Pam's House Blend, recounts an odd piece in which an apparently Delorean-time-traveling Dobson imagines himself a reporter in a dystopian homofantastic future writing a 16-page "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America."

He imagines:

"I get tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.....We are not 'the land of the free and the home of the brave.' Many of our freedoms have been taken away by a liberal Supreme Court and a majority of Democrats in both the House and the Senate, and hardly any brave citizen dares to resist the new government policies any more."

Our "freedoms have been taken away"? It's funny, you know. The Bush Administration has probably done more to strip away our "freedoms" than any president in modern memory and we don't hear a peep about that from the likes of Dobson. Yet, Dobson thinks he can make huge predictions about Obama-caused loss of freedoms when Obama hasn't even entered office yet? It is this sort of demagoguery that renders me incapable of taking hard-core rightwingers seriously. Well, that and their feigned "psychic" abilities.

True to form, Janet Porter (formerly Janet Folger), who has a history of writing homofantastic fantasies of her own, has also recently shared with us her magical psychic abilities in her own anti-Obama warning letter. Here's a morsel of her warning:

"To all those who name the name of Christ who plan to willfully disobey Him by voting for Obama, take warning. Not only is our nation in grave danger, according to the Word of God, so are you ... [T]his election is not about race. It's not about the economy. It's about obeying God."

Alllllrighty then. Janet Porter has an "in" with who Jesus and God would vote for and has super-special insight as to who will be sent to "Hell" for voting for the wrong candidate. For, she goes on to warn that the very "eternity" of those who do not obey God by voting for the correct candidate is at stake. Wow, I'm pretty sure that Porter just doomed half of our nation to "Hell." And here is yet another reason I just can't take rightwing Christians seriously- they so obviously use their religion to manipulate people. I mean does this woman even see how absurd her argument is to those on the outside? Besides, if this "God" would send people to "Hell" for making a mistake and voting for the wrong person, "He" is simply not worthy of devotion. End of story.

It's simply a shame that this type of spiritual immaturity tries to pass itself of as the only authentic "real" Christianity in our nation. Porter shamefully has the gall to tell Christian Obama-supporters to "do us all a favor and quit calling yourself a Christian." Apparently, on top of her psychic abilities, Porter is the arbiter of who is and is not a real Christian. Just so that's all cleared up.


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