Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Guns Nuts, Christians and GOP Politicians Love A Good Mass Murder

I promise to get back to regularly scheduled blogging soon, but my heart still aches and my stomach still hurts and my eyes water every time I think of Orlando.

And then I read things and I get angry, and maybe angry is better; because, with anger sometimes comes action, and with action maybe we can stop this NRA goose-stepping being done by politicians and conservatives and gun nuts — and I separate gun nuts from responsible gun owners because I know some responsible gun owners.

But this is about the Christians and the Republicans and the NRA and the vile things they have said and done after the mass murder at Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning …

After two days of saying nothing the NRA broke their silence on the Orlando attack with this:
“The terrorist in Orlando had been investigated multiple times by the FBI. He had a government-approved security guard license with a contractor for the Department of Homeland Security. Yet his former co-workers reported violent and racist comments. Unfortunately, the Obama administration’s political correctness prevented anything from being done about it.”
And had checks and balances been put in place maybe he wouldn’t have been able to buy an assault weapon.
“Repeating the same thing but expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. "
Like when the NRA repeats the same filth while dead bodies are being removed from churches and schools and movie theaters and nightclubs.
“Law-abiding gun owners are tired of being blamed for the acts of madmen and terrorists. Semi-automatics are the most popular firearms sold in America for sport-shooting, hunting and self-defense.”
An automatic weapon isn’t used for hunting, unless you want to mutilate your prey … which is the purpose of those guns.

The NRA will do whatever, and pay whomever, to keep their agenda of more guns, more guns, better guns, more ammo until we do something.


“Pastor” Roger Jimenez, a Baptist preacher in my hometown of Sacramento, is actually praising the attack on Pulse nightclub because gay men and women were killed:
“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? Um no, I think that’s great! I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida is a little safer tonight.”
Jimenez then went on to call for even more death at the hands of the government:
“If we lived in a righteous government, they should round them all up and put them up against a firing wall, and blow their brains out.”
Yes, this man is a Christian.

Remember when Ted Cruz, Lying, hypocritical, gay-hating, NRA cocksucker Ted Cruz stood alongside Kevin Swanson, another Christian “pastor”, who called for killing The Gays?

Now, he’s using The Gays as a weapon in his war on Muslims by posting this to his Facebook page:
For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians. ISIS and the theocracy in Iran … regularly murder homosexuals, throwing them from buildings and burying them under rocks. This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all stand against it. Every human being has a right to live according to his or her faith and conscience, and nobody has a right to murder someone who doesn’t share their faith or sexual orientation. If you’re a Democratic politician and you really want to stand for LGBT, show real courage and stand up against the vicious ideology that has targeted our fellow Americans for murder.”
Yes, Ted Cruz is now painting himself as an ally to the LGBT community because it means he can continue his Hate Speech against all Muslim people.

Tony Perkins, of the Hate Group Family Research Council, and another Christian Republican, took to the airwaves to politicize murder by blaming President Obama has said this:
Unfortunately, the attacks on U.S. soil have only grown in this administration’s refusal to call them what they are — Islamic terrorism. The gunman, a homegrown extremist who reportedly pledged his allegiance to ISIS before his bloody rampage, left little doubt about his motivation — a motivation the president still refuses to confront.”
Not guns, not religion, not homophobia, but Obama.

And let’s talk Tennessee Republican Congressman Andy Holt, who, in light of the use of an assault weapon to slaughter 49 Americans over the weekend, will continue with his plan to give away AR-15 rifles, the same firearm used in Sunday’s deadly attack in Orlando, as prizes at a fundraiser later this month.

Yes, he wants to give guns away as a prize.

But let’s end with the worst of all, Donald J [t]Rump, who spoke yesterday about the massacre, and smiles every time he got a round of applause when he denigrated Muslims.

Think on that: talking about 49 people being murdered and a presidential candidate smiled.

And then he used the massacre to promote his bigoted immigration policies and attack Hillary Clinton, claiming he is a better friend to women and the LGBT community:
“This shooter, and amazingly, in Orlando was the child of an immigrant father who supported one of the most repressive regimes on earth. Why would we admit people who support violent hatred? Hillary Clinton can never claim to be a friend of the gay community as long as she supports immigration policies that bring Islamic extremists to our country and who suppress women, gays, and anyone else who doesn’t share their views or values. Ask yourself who is really the friend of women and the LGBT community. Donald Trump with actions, or Hillary Clinton with her words? I will tell you who the better friend is and someday I believe that will be proven.”
Two things:

1] Upon hearing him say this, I Tweeted this to [t]Rump”
As a lifelong member of the LGBT community I can safely say we don’t need friends like you. Kindly fuck off.
2] Donald j. [t]Rump blatantly lied when he said the shooter was “born in Afghan to Afghan parents who immigrated here.” The shooter was born in New York, where  [t]Rump was born. Should we be looking at all New Yorkers as terrorists, because I can think of one, one who looks like a wet bag of Cheetos dust, who comes to mind.

And so therein lies my rage: Christians, conservatives and powerful gun groups, standing on the bodies of dead Americans, not caring about dead Americans because they’re gay — you know, all the right people are dying … something religious people and conservatives said about the early victims of AIDS — and smiling and laughing and blaming and running for office.

I may need another day to get over this ….


the dogs' mother said...

Take all the time you need dear heart.
Did notice President Obama tapdanced all over
heads of donald and others who can't seem
to get over using one phrase or the other.

Dave R said...

Teeney Weeny bright spot - Trump is now trailing Hilary by 12% according to Bloomberg.

krayolakris said...

Simply disgusting, nauseating...these warped, twisted pompous asses. I, too, was reminded of similar comments & attitudes when HIV was first sweeping through the community. Ugh they turn my stomach. Kick butt, Hillary!

Wonder Man said...

They're horrible so horrible

BloggerJoe said...

Take what time you need. We heal at different rates. I'm angry, too. Hugs to you and Carlos and the fur kids.

anne marie in philly said...


Mistress Maddie said...

I can only imagine how upset you are. You are a very passionate person Bob. This is just all so disheartening. All this hate. Its people you mention here that scare the hell out of me. I have never seen it so bad. I can only hope what goes around, comes around. Karma is a royal bitch.

Mistress Maddie said...

Since I'm in the car now,not driving, rest assure,I was just looking at the NRA website. There is some damn frightening things. I was in complete disbelief. This whole association should be disbanded and this Wayne person should be hung to dry.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Without guns these killers would find killing more difficult; why do these gun nuts think there are more killings in the US than in Europe? Guns aren't as freely available. As the for the evil bastard giving away assault weapons....what legislation allowed him to obtain sufficient guns to give them away?

Moving with Mitchell said...

I'm having the same problem as you. And, tragically, there are many people who will never get over this. It still shocks me that American public officials can get away with saying the things they say. They're not just words; they destroy breed hatred and destroy lives.

Frank said...

It's too late at night to write coherently. I'll just say this all makes me angry as well. But it is not just Christians who are responsible for instilling anti-LGBT hate and phobia. It is ingrained in many cultures and in Judeo-christian and muslim beliefs. If the killer was in fact a victim of his own homophobia, a sexually conflicted man, the root of that is in his own culture and fundamental belief system as well as in our own American culture and belief system. That is not to say there are many more enlightened muslims as there are many more enlightened jews and christians; many people of faith can set aside archaic sayings from their scriptures and move forward; many cannot. Our challenge is to help move people out of their archaic beliefs and move forward, like the world did when Galileo was deemed a heretic. OK, I'm rambling. Good night....

Fearsome Beard said...

Anyone with feelings, compassion and empathy will not get over this.
May none of us rest fully until we effect change, sensible change. We aren't just standing up because of Orlando. We are standing up because of Orlando, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech ....