Monday, July 05, 2021

This Bitch: Marsha Blackburn

Tennessee’s Senator, Marsha Blackburn, has been bragging lately about receiving an “award” for her work on behalf of international religious liberty. The oddly named 21Wilberforce, a self-described "Christian human rights organization dedicated to defending the universal rights of religion, belief, and conscience for all people" publishes a congressional scorecard and based Blackburn’s voting record 21Wilbeforce calls her a "Notable Leader."

Blackburn Tweeted the “honor”:

"Thank you @21Wilberforce for recognizing me with this award. It is extremely important to keep fighting for religious liberty around the globe."

This is the very same Marsha Blackburn who has a history of repeatedly stoking Islamophobia and has pushed to discriminate against Muslim people in the United States.

In December 2015, then-presidential candidate and soon-to-be twice-impeached, one-term loser demanded a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” and Blackburn, the religious liberty honoree, back that stance.

After Thing 45 barred refugees from several mostly-Muslim countries in January 2017, Blackburn not only backed his "most responsible approach," but ran ads attacking her 2018 Democratic opponent for his opposition to the "immigration ban." She was listed as a speaker for a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-Muslim extremist group and told a right-wing voter guide that "Islamic law" poses a threat to the nation and the U.S. Constitution. She also opposes teaching seventh graders about "the world of Islam" in Tennessee's public schools, calling it "indoctrination."

This is what passes for religious liberty in the GOP … I mean as long as you’re white and Christian.

This bitch.


krayolakris said...

She is without a conscience or a soul.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

She's despicable and a very good example of the xtofascists that cover their hatred with the pretense of protecting 'religious liberty'. Ugh.


Helen Lashbrook said...

I would imagine that there is only one religious sect that Black Hearted Woman supports and that is the one she is part of; anyone else, whether Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Hindu, etc,. would get short shrift from this bigot

the dogs' mother said...

When my youngest, very dyslexic, child
was in middle school, they offered a
class titled Ancient Civilizations.
I read the book and then broke it
down into comprehensible facts for
him. I remember how very impressed
I was of the Middle East and all
it had accomplished.
xoxo :-)

Mistress Maddie said...

I hope she realises she is in the minority...when it comes to universal rights of religion, belief. People joining and memberships are wayyyyyyy down for churches and groups. People are over this this shit. I guess the old dinosaurs just cant grasp.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Do you suppose 21Wilberforce know that another famous Wilbur Force was the  “masochistic, sexual deviant” character in Little Shop of Horrors? Assholes!

barryearle said...

I'm not worried about Islamic law, although I don't want it. I'm more worried about Christian Law which too many Republicans want to impose on the rest of us. That's a more immediate threat to religious freedom in our crumbling democracy.

Bohemian said...

She drips with the hypocrisy so commonplace in the Religious Right Fundie Circles. Religious Freedom does not just mean Freedom for Christians, it doesn't even mean you have to be Religious to have the Freedom NOT to Believe! Hypocrites and the Self-Righteous are so annoying and their pious attitudes are usually hiding what they do and say in Private that is even more disturbing.

Dave R said...

It's not religious liberty, rather racist rhetoric is more the term.

Janie Junebug said...

How stupid I am. I thought Islam was a religion.


uptonking said...

Ah, hypocaracy. When it comes to the Repulsivecans and the religious right... it never goes out of fashion. She's a racist. I don't think religion of any kind has any place in government. Vote them all out. Tired of space God and his addle-brained followers. Hypocrites, all.

Travel said...

You are too kind in your commentary, religious terrorist