Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Religious Zealots Lost At Sea For Months After Leaving US Because Of The Gays

Hannah Gastonguay, her baby Rahab,
husband Sean and their 3-year-old daughter Ardith
Hannah and Sean Gastonguay don’t like The Gays; they also don’t like the fact that women have the right to choose an abortion for themselves. So, like any good American, the Gastonguays packed up their toys, and their two children—baby Rahab and 3-year-old Ardith—and got the eff outta the United States. They decided to 'take a leap of faith and see where God led us' because they believe they needed to flee their homeland because of what they see as government support for homosexuality and abortions and restrictions on their religious freedom. 

However, neither Gastonguay seems to know the front end of a boat from their asses, and yet they thought it smart to load up their little family onto a boat and sail from San Diego to the Polynesian island nation of Kiribati—a distance of over 3,300 miles. Naturally, as happens when fools with no experience take matters into their own hands, the Gastonguays were recently rescued after being lost at sea for three months.

Almost as soon as they left port, the family encountered storms and rough weather, that tossed their tiny ship—do I hear a song coming on … ?—and, with their limited nautical knowledge, and sever lack of common senses, they drifted for months and were running low on supplies before they were picked up by a passing tanker. 

They were taken to Chile are expected to be flown home courtesy of the U.S. State Department. I know, thank god for government, right? I mean, you can decide that you loathe where you think your government is headed, when that government seeks equality for all its citizens, and lets its female citizens choose what to do with their own bodies, but it’s good to have government when you’re stranded in a foreign country with no way home.

Hannah Gastonguay, a mother who deserves to lose her children after subjecting them to the whims of her and her wack husband, said they chose Kiribati because 'we didn't want to go anywhere big' and she and her husband believed the island to be 'one of the least developed countries in the world.'

Again, they had no knowledge of the island, and no real knowledge of how to sail there, but they stuck their kids in a boat and set sail.

Hannah said her entire family—and I guess she meant her eight-month-old and her three-year-old—was fed up with government control in the U.S. and because, as Christians, who belong to no particular faith, they don’t ‘believe’ in 'abortion, homosexuality, in the state-controlled church.' She suggests—because she doesn’t know much—that government regulation interfered with religious independence.

So, Hannah, Sean, Sean’s father, Mike, and their two infant children set off for places unknown, with no plans, no experience, no knowledge. Within a couple of weeks they encountered ‘storm, storm, storm.' The boat was damaged and the little family decided to set course for the Marquesas Islands, but instead found themselves taking more and more damage, leaving them unable to make progress.

They had been at sea for over two months, and were down to 'some juice and some honey' and the occasional fish they caught, but had seen no other boats. But, they had faith that ‘God would see us through.'

A fishing ship came into contact with them but left without providing assistance, and a Canadian cargo ship came along and offered supplies, but when they pulled up alongside it, the vessels bumped and the smaller ship sustained even more damage.

Eventually, their boat was spotted by a helicopter that had taken off from a nearby Venezuelan fishing vessel, which ended up saving them. The captain of that ship was incredulous at finding a family at sea, asking them, "Do you know where you're at? You're in the middle of nowhere."

They spent five days aboard that ship before transferring to a Japanese cargo ship, where they spent almost three weeks before landing in Chile. The Chilean newspaper Las Ultimas Noticias reported the story of their arrival:
'They were looking for a kind of adventure; they wanted to live on a Polynesian island but they didn't have sufficient expertise to navigate adequately,' police prefect Jose Luis Lopez, who took the family's statement at San Antonio, told the newspaper.
Hannah Gastonguay said the family will now 'go back to Arizona' and 'come up with a new plan.'

I would hope it doesn’t involve a dumbass move that could endanger their small children, and if it does, I hope the U.S. government steps in and removes those children from their moronic parents.

8 comments:

Ron said...

Uh.....did MIss Hannah consider that perhaps "God was talking to them?" Of course not, ignoramuses like this are so blinded by their religious zealotry that they cannot see the idiocy of their decisions.

Bill had a friend who was and I presume still is one of these religious zealots. Don't ask my why Bill befriended him (I put no restrictions on Bill nor he me) but Bill enjoyed this man's company, his wife and their ten children. However, when this man found out that Bill was living with me, he demanded that Bill leave me and move in with his family. Bill said he couldn't. The man called me the "Devil" (because of the hold I have on Bill) and told Bill that he would nave no further contact with him until he "turned the Devil Ron out." Bill and I are still together. The last Bill heard of his former friend, he and his wife and ten children (all home schooled of course) were moving to Newfoundland to "get away from the evil of government sanctioned homosexuality and abortion." Sad, sad people. I feel sorry for their children.

the dogs' mother said...

omg!

Bob Slatten said...

@TDM

I know, right?

anne marie in philly said...

wish they were lost "permanently", like in another country...

R.J. said...

These idiots couldn't find a place in Arizona that would validate their whack beliefs? Now THAT is crazy.

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

Yep. You need a license to catch a fish but not to have a kid.

They should, without a doubt, lose custody of those children.

Raybeard said...

One can only hope the Gasconguays (the poor dears!) find solace and harmony in their preferred world of exclusion and hate. If I was a 'believer' I might even be tempted to pray for them. But I'm not so I won't!

SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

I'll give them some credit for staying alive and conserving supplies.

I checked out the island's tourism site...