Steven Andrew, "pastor", on how God controls the US economy: "Christians are called to unite the GOP with Rick Santorum. This is because the Bible says that Mitt Romney opposes Jesus Christ and Christians. Romney is against everything the USA was founded upon. God promises to fix the economy if we vote for mature Christians. God says that the economy declined for taking God out of government, 53-plus million abortions and homosexual sins. Christians understand God controls the economy because He says so in 2Chronicles 7:13-14. Do you believe God? He sends prosperity for obedience and famine for sins"Now, I'm not a Bible scholar, not by a long shot, but I don't think either Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum, appear by name in that book.
And I don't remember the part where God says she'll fix the US economy if we vote for "mature" Christians.
I do, however, believe there is a hidden, Eleventh Commandment, Thou Shall Not Be A Delusional Asshat Using The Name Of God To Promote Your Idiocy, and I believe Steven Andrew has broken that one.
Walter Mondale, former U.S. Vice President, on Minnesota's proposed Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage:
"Our constitution is a hard-earned gift from those who preceded us, and an enduring promise to those who will follow us. It should be used to protect individual liberty, not to take it away."
You cannot call all men equal and then deny them rights.
Doesn't work that way, even in Minnesota.
Mitch McConnell, Republican Senator from Kentucky, says he's filibustering 17 judicial nominees because Harry Reid is making Republicans look bad:
"This is just a very transparent attempt to try to slam dunk the minority and make them look like they are obstructing things they aren’t obstructing. We object to that. We don’t think that meets the standard of civility that should be expected in the Senate. And, so, any effort to make the minority look bad or attempt to slam dunk them that is sort of manufactured as this is is gonna, of course, be greeted with resistance."
Put on your big boy pants and do the job for which you were elected: represent the people of this country.
Failing that, unzip, whip it out, measure it, and declare a winner, because this is all just typical GOPIsm, posturing and posing and accomplishing nothing.
Bishop Thomas Tobin, on same-sex marriage:
"God created two different genders for a reason--so that males and females could come together, complement one another, procreate, and continue the species. And be very clear about this--same-sex marriage isn’t about procuring civil rights for beleaguered homosexual persons. The recently adopted civil-unions legislation, as ill-advised as it was, it provided the legal protections activists have been lobbying for, but the opportunity has been widely ignored. Same-sex marriage legislation is about distorting a venerable institution – not about civil rights. Please be assured, dear readers, that if the debate over same-sex marriage finds its way to the State House once again, the Diocese of Providence, joined by its allies in our community, will be fully engaged in the battle. We will work hard and pray hard for the defeat of this immoral, misguided proposal that erodes the foundation of our society and offends the moral values we cherish."
Playing the ruination of civilization will come because Adam and Steve can get married card?
Not gonna fly, "Bishop". It's hate, it's bigotry, it's intolerance, it's Catholic.
Bill Keller, "evangelist", on who's really responsible for Tyler Clementi's death:
"Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Ellen DeGeneres, the media, and gutless pastors are guilty for the death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, not Dharun Ravi! It is those in the media who glamorize and promote this choice as normal and acceptable, along with gutless pastors too afraid to speak out against this sin, and faux churches that glorify this deviant, unnatural, and unhealthy choice of sexual activity, who are the real guilty parties in Clementi's death. While those in the media want to blame people like myself who take a Biblical stand on this issue, the fact is, they are the ones most responsible!"
Hmmm, I didn't see Elene videotaping a private encounter between two consenting adults and then sharing it with the world.
Didn't see Anderson or Rachel do it either.
Sounds to me like Bill Keller wishes he'd gotten his hands on that video so he could watch it over and over again in the privacy of his in-home confessional, with a box of tissues and some hand cream.
Tammy Baldwin, on her Wisconsin Senate run and whether her sexuality might be a factor:
"This November, people in Wisconsin will be so focused on getting by. They’ve made serious adjustments to deal with this economy — whether it’s the recession or the decline of the middle class before then. I feel so strongly that that’s what’s going to be on people’s minds."
Smart people don't really care if someone is gay or not, especially when it comes to running for office.
They want someone who will work for them, to, oh I dunno, lower taxes, fix the economy, make life easier.
Or maybe that's just me.
Jimmy Carter, in his new book, about homosexuality, the Bible, and marriage equality:
"Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things -– he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies. I draw the line, maybe arbitrarily, in requiring by law that churches must marry people. I’m a Baptist, and I believe that each congregation is autonomous and can govern its own affairs. So if a local Baptist church wants to accept gay members on an equal basis, which my church does by the way, then that is fine. If a church decides not to, then government laws shouldn’t require them to."
Amen, Jimmy, Amen.
Rick Santorum, on what he'd say to Dan Savage if they ever met:
"I would tell him that I'm praying for him. He obviously has some serious issues. You look at someone like that who can say and do the things that he's doing and you just pray for him and hopefully he can find peace."
Oh, he's found peace, Frothy.
He's simply trying to save it from people like you who would seek to shove him back in a closet somewhere.
Dan Savage, on Santorum's plan to pray for him:
"Rick Santorum thinks that women who have been raped should be compelled—by force of law—to carry the babies of their rapists to term, he thinks birth control should be illegal, he wants to prosecute pornographers, etc., etc., basically the guy wants to be president so that he can micromanage the sex lives of all Americans...and I'm the one with issues? Because I made a dirty joke at his expense eight or nine years ago and it stuck? I'm the one with issues? Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. Rick can pray for me. I'll gay for him. And we can call it even."
Rick doesn't have "issues" he has whole "subscriptions."
But, let's all Gay For Santorum.
I think he could use it.
Howard Shultz, Starbucks CEO, responding to NOM's complaint about his company's support for marriage equality:
"Any decision of this type or magnitude has be made with great thoughtfulness and I would assure you that a senior team at Starbucks discussed this. To be very candid with you, this was not something that was a difficult decision for us and we did share this with the board as well. [snip] We made that decision, in our view, through the lens of humanity and being the kind of company that embraces diversity."
Now, go to Starbucks and order one of those crazy sounding drinks with the weird sizes.
Tammy Baldwin, again, on Obama's "evolution" on marriage equality:
"Look, he is moving in the right direction on this issue. He’s been crucial in equality efforts like the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and signing the Matthew Shepard hate crimes prevention act. I have no idea what goes on in another person’s mind. As a legislator, I need to be good at persuading people, counting votes and getting to 50 percent plus one. I don’t go back and say, 'Why did this person get to the right position?' It’s only 'Are you yes or are you no?'"
The more this woman speaks the more I feel we need to get her elected.
Common sense makes a comeback!