Category Archives: Black Americans

Mike Huckabee, Tim Scott: God is Hate

Mike Huckabee stating that his god was punishing the USA by ignorng the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT (December 2012)

Mike Huckabee stating that his god was punishing the USA by ignorng the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT (December 2012)

It is impossible to think of anyone more reprehensible,  opprobrious or mentally unbalanced than Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee and his venal, vitriolic, and vicious god who demands the blood sacrifice of children to satisfy his own cannibalistic lusts, unless it is Tim Scott of South Carolina. This Baptist preacher turned politician turned pundit for Fox News, Mike  Huckabee claims that the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was the result of his  ignominious, infamous, insignificant, grim-reaper god’s anger that religion had been forbidden to be indoctrinated in public schools.   He questioned on Fox News: “Should we be so surprised that schools have become a place for carnage because we’ve made it a place where we don’t want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, [and] accountability?”

James Dobson says his god punishes the innocent to teach the guilty he is a god of wrath.

James Dobson says his god punishes the innocent to teach the guilty he is a god of wrath.

Huckabee was supported by the monstrous minister James Dobson, founder of the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family (certified hate groups; read here about the certification for the Family Research Council and its self-loathing Tony Perkins, and here and here and here for Focus on the Family), who is blaming America’s support for same-sex marriage as what propelled his god of hate to set the stage for the execution of the children in the same

Lorenzo Ghiberti: Sacrifice of Isaac (gilt over bronze 1401 CE)

Lorenzo Ghiberti: Sacrifice of Isaac (gilt over bronze 1401 CE)

way as he commanded Abraham to murder his son (Genesis 22:10), having earlier pushed Cain to kill Abel (Genesis 4:8), as the god would slay his own son (Matthew 27:46: אלהי למא שבקתני [ēlâhî ēlâhî lamâ šabaqtanî] The Aramaic word šabaqtanî is based on the verb šabaq, ‘to allow’, ‘to permit’).

The viciously, villanous, violently evil god of Huckabee, Timothy Dolan, Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), Bob Vander Plaats, and all theological thugs and evangelical extremist exists in the bible, where the scatological scandalously savage satanic god of the Old Testament reigns in raw opposition and openly slaughters the innocents like the madmen of yesterday and today, from the purges of the Roman Empire to the death camps in Serbia and Nazi Germany to Newtown, CT where the most recent terrorist thoughtfully attended church with his mother, Nancy Lanza who was skilled with guns and a member of the Doomsday Preppers movement (many believe that President Obama is expediting the arrival of an Islamic antiChrist), arguing that to “be saved” people should prepare for end of the world with economic collapse and thus stockpiled guns, food, and ammunition.  Nancy’s fate was realized at the hands of her son, Adam, who shot her dead as his first victim after destroying his computer hard drive that had installed violent games portraying mass murders and killing.  Adam Lanza, named after the mythology of prophecies that Adam was the father of all generations and through his loins would come new generations, had a bigger plan: to kill everyone in the school–and more if the ammunition did not run out.

Evangelical extremist carried messages that their god is a terrorist equal to Abiding Truth Ministries and other organized hate groups.

Evangelical extremist carried messages that their god is a terrorist equal to Abiding Truth Ministries and other organized hate groups.

Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas celebrated the slaughter, as did evangelical extremists who carried signs in celebration of the deaths, claiming that it was god who sent “the shooter” in much the same manner as the Prophets pontificated their justification of Hebrew armies raping, pillaging and murdering.  The theology of hate that is integrated within the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) and various racists groups that are sprinkled throughout the USA from Boone, Iowa (Ku Klux Klan headquartered in Iowa in Charles City), to Sovereign Citizen and Aryan Nation (it argues that caucasians were the first people created, which is unsound scholarship) and have leagued behind Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), with The Republic of Texas pushing for the state’s withdrawal from the union with the endorsement of the Governor, in a concerted effort to force god in the form of the Jesus of the New Testament (based on a single bible verse: Matthew 10:34: Μὴ νομίσητε ὅτι ἦλθον βαλεῖν εἰρήνην ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν· οὐκ ἦλθον βαλεῖν εἰρήνην ἀλλὰ μάχαιραν and the Vulgate reads: nolite arbitrari quia venerim mittere pacem in terram non veni pacem mittere sed gladium) to bring about the apocalypse and end life on the planet so that the Elect would rule for 1000 years before an imaginary, non-biblical rapture (the word appears nowhere in any holy writ except as an expression of praise: Luke 1:67 or a form of sexual passion as in Proverbs 5:19, Psalm 28:7, and so forth).

The rape of children and women and slaughter of children in front of their parents is hailed by the grotesque gaggle of gods in the Old Testament who finds comfort and joy in the carnage: “Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword.  Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes.  Their homes will be sacked and their wives raped by the attacking hordes.  For I will stir up the Medes against Babylon, and no amount of silver or gold will buy them off.  The attacking armies will shoot down the young people with arrows.  They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children (Isaiah 13:15-18 NLT).  It is found more frenzied in Numbers 25:3-4:  “And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Take all the heads of the people and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.

Scott Lively, Abiding Truth Ministeries (CA), author of Uganda's Kill the Gays bill, and mass hysteria

Scott Lively, Abiding Truth Ministeries (CA), author of Uganda’s Kill the Gays bill, and mass hysteria

The prophets of the Old Testament match the Mephistophelean ministries of Scott Lively (Abiding Truth, a certified hate group), Billy and Franklin Graham who distort the bible in the most heinous fashion, and James Dobson whose rants reveal an intimacy with Old Testament crime: “And he brought out the people that [sic: who] were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes” (1 Chronicles 20:3); in chapters 17-19 the chronicler tartly tattles tellingly that David killed 22,000 Syrians and that Abishai killed 18,000 Edomites for they did not follow nor allow the diabolic deity of the ancient Jews into their hearts, homes, or temples. 

Instead, equal to the biblical untrained, unskilled unqualified “reverends” such as Keith Ratliff, and the pseudo-educator Bob Vander Plaats, both of West Des Moines, Iowa, and the “bishop” Henry Jackson of Lanham, Maryland whose Hope Christian Church is the size of a large supermarket and is reviewed on the Southern Poverty Law Center as a seed-bed for hate that matches white supremacist groups, roar like crazed beasts for the subjection and slaughter of those they disagree with in the same manner as we read in Judges 8:7, we read: “And Gideon said, Therefore when the Lord hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna into mine hand, then I will tear your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers”  Three verses later the carnage is more articulately detailed: “Now Zebah and Zalmunna were Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of all the hosts of the children of the east: for there fell an [sic: a] hundred and twenty thousand men that drew sword.” Only the slaughter of the innocents would appease this Huckabeean Hitlersque horned god groaning odiously for more sacrifice: “For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life” (Leviticus 17:11).  Cp. “The law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22). 

Rev. Ted Haggard on the "problem" of his homosexuality

Rev. Ted Haggard on the “problem” of his homosexuality

Huckabee and his gaggle of goons say nothing about the rise in the number of Protestant pedophile pastors in the ranks of their clergy (Rev. Ted Haggard, Bishop Eddie Long, and a long list of other child and wife abusers) and are as corrupt as the German pope who has hidden pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church (read here and here)—but even here they follow their bibles belching hate that records, most discreetly, the pedophiles prophets in the ancient Jewish world: However, Elisha did save one boy–in a most unusual manner even for ancient Israel: “And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.” (2 Kings 4:34 KJV: וַיַּעַל וַיִּשְׁכַּב עַל־הַיֶּלֶד וַיָּשֶׂם פִּיו עַל־פִּיו וְעֵינָיו עַל־עֵינָיו וְכַפָּיו עַל־[כ כַּפֹּו] [ק כַּפָּיו] וַיִּגְהַר עָלָיו וַיָּחָם בְּשַׂר הַיָּלֶד). 

Mike Huckabee said that 20 bright first graders were gunned down on Dec 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton CT as god's punishment (2012)

Mike Huckabee said that 20 bright first graders were gunned down on Dec 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton CT as god’s punishment (2012)

Scott, sanctimonious, self-righteous and Pecksniffian, is a member and devout apologist for the NRA.  He openly opposes restricting gun purchases and possession and wanted to loosen restriction on interstate gun purchases and argues that all citizens should carry loaded weapons, even despite the Newton, CT massacre (read a response here and here; watch a video here).  Mike Huckabee, James Dobson, and others proclaimed it to be their god’s punishment on the station, while others, like acerbic Ann Coulter, said it was reason that teachers be well-armed in the classroom and the kindergarteners carried concealed guns (cp. Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-OR) who wants more guns on campus; one sixth grader actually did take a gun to school to protect himself and his friends after the Sandy Hook massacre).

Jim DeMint Tea Party Favorite to lead Heritage Foundation

Jim DeMint Tea Party Favorite to lead Heritage Foundation

political novice, Scott, who had only served two years in Congress, was chosen by South Carolina’s groveling governor Nikki Haley as a payback to followers to continue the policies of hate uttered in the US Senate by Jim De Mint who left the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation to turn the one-time conservative objective think-tank into an organ for the ultra-right-wing trumpet of radical Republican politics (read here and here).  Scott is clueless of what the Constitution of the USA states or its intent.  Scott led, in 2011, an attempt to impeach Barrack Obama over the debt ceiling fight (the law itself is an infringement on the fourteenth amendment), fought (successfully) to reduce HIV/AIDS funding in his state even though it ranks in the top third of the states of reported AIDS cases (it is eighth in the nation); but, of course, Scott’s “Christianity” is limited, and Scott is in complete ignorance of Matthew 10:8; 25:36 and 44). 

Scott demanded that food stamps be revoked for entire families if any family member went on strike (read here and here). The future Senator of South Carolina is doing nothing less than advocating the plan of his “Christian” god—the pagan, pathetic,   pernicious and perfidiously execrable and evil Yahweh of ancient Habiru (Hebrews) that filters throughout the Old Testament:  

This woman said unto me, [“g]ive your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him.” (2 Kings 6:28-29)

And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them.” (Deuteronomy 28:57)

And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall you eat.” (Leviticus 26:29)

And you shall eat the fruit of your own body,[sic: ;]  the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters.” (Deuteronomy 28:53)

And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine.” (Isaiah 49:26)

And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend.” (Jeremiah 19:9)

The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat.” (Lamentations 4:10)

I will not feed you: that that dies, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.” (Zechariah 11:9)

Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm.” (Isaiah 9:19-20)

Tim Scott of South Carolina (2012)

Tim Scott of South Carolina (2012)

Scott opposed not only the repeal of DOMA but basic human rights for more than ten percent of the American population, and wants to do away with universal health care, medicare, and Medicaid, and raising the national debt limit even though it would save thousands of dollars for each middle class family.  A strong theocrat, Scott is convinced that the Constitution “safeguards our freedom to practice and embrace religion” and denounces the wall separation state and church.  Scott is a contemporary Christian, but is no follower of the Jesus of the New Testament who forbade judging others (Matthew 7:1), since even god does not segregate people (Acts 10:34: Stephanus Textus reads (1550): Ἀνοίξας δὲ Πέτρος τὸ στόμα εἶπεν Ἐπ ἀληθείας καταλαμβάνομαι ὅτι οὐκ ἔστιν προσωπολήπτης ὁ θεός, and the Latin Vulgate is aperiens autem Petrus os dixit in veritate conperi  quoniam non est personarum acceptor Deus).  What Scott has is the psychology and mental meanness of the Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov, that reflects a strong reactive egoism that elevates his claims of being “taught with love” in the measures of conservatism and self-protection indicates a state of mental imbalance (Epley, Nicholas; Caruso, Eugene; Bazerman, Max H. (2006). “When perspective taking increases taking: Reactive egoism in social interaction”. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.91.5.872. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 91(5), November, pp. 872-889. Cp. Darke, Peter R.; Chaiken, Shelly (2005). “The pursuit of self-interest: Self-interest bias in attitude judgment and persuasion”. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.89.6.864.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 89(6), December, pp. 864-883).

South Carolina Governor Kikki Haley (2012)

South Carolina Governor Kikki Haley (2012)

The governor of South Carolina, Kikki Haley, is but a puppet of the Tea Party and a purveyor of patronizing putrefying vilification.  The USA is the poorer for Scott’s appointment for the worse will float to the top as does all scum along with the dead terrorist theology of Billy and Franklin Graham, Pat Robertson, and the dubious deistic deprivations of James Dobson, Bill Donohue (who defends pedophile priests) and New York City archbishop Timothy cardinal Dolan (who hid pedophile priests and claimed the priests were the victims).  As long as these “Christians” chain the minds of mortals, there is no hope for the USA for they have brought a blight upon a once bright promise of “liberty, equality, and the pursuit of happiness” for the brimstone brine belching bloodshed in the name of a god lusting for blood. Their plans for the USA exceed even the horrors of the unholy Inquisition that the Polish Pope, Karol Józef Wojtyła (John Paul II), revived despite being accused of murder, sodomy and heresy.  The Inquisition was run by the German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who still oversees its operations, along with numerous other mythologies mutilating and murdering hope, happiness, and human dignity.

Advertisements

8 Comments

Filed under Bible, Black Americans, Jesus Christ, Old Testament, Republican Party, separation of church and state

Alveda King: allusions, illusions and ego-enhancement and attack on civil and human rights

Alveda King

Alveda Celeste King, the niece of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A. D. William King, Sr. (the younger brother of Martin Luther King) and his wife Naomi Barber King, falsely claims to be a minister: neither ordained nor anointed, and not within her father’s church.  She has none of the charity required by the Jesus of the New Testament as detailed in his sermon on the mountain (Matthew 5-7) and is opposed to affirmative action and assistance for Black people (and people of other races, too), single parents, and individuals with AIDS

Alveda King calls herself a Christian, but she has never met, studied, or introduced in her self-glorifying speeches and harangues against women seeking the right of choice, the LGBT community protesting for basic civil and human rights, or fathers wanting equal rights in a single statement that the Jesus of the New Testament is recorded to have said (Rollan McCleary (2004). A Special Illumination: Authority, Inspiration and Heresy in Gay Spirituality, Queensland, Australia: David Brown Book Co.; London, UK and Oakville, CT : Equinox Publishers.).  If Jesus would have stood before her, Alveda would stone him as he never had a girl friend, he never married, he never had children, he never condemned LGBT person but said to everyone that they were to love one another (John 13:34-35).

Alveda King, unlike the Jewish Jesus of the New Testament (long before the Emperor Constantine catalytically changed the rabbi’s message opening salvation to everyone into a myopic minister mincing for the tranquility of a tarnished Empire), lies each moment she breathes a word in favor of her pet projects.  The young Miss King was known to be headstrong and demanding with her parents, and her father took to drinking to drown his depression. 

Alfred Daniel Williams King (1930 – 1969)

One day, early in her life, Alveda’s father was found dead in his swimming pool that was strange by all accounts as the Reverend   A. D. [Alfred Daniel] William King was known to be a good swimmer (King, Martin Luther (1980). Daddy King: An Autobiography. New York, NY: Morrow, p. 192).  Some argued it was a suicide to escape the anguish he experienced with his daughter, Alveda who had none of his idealism, none of his love for humanity, none of his energy to work for the good of all people–but preferred to strike out in her own interests for herself alone as seen in her serial marriages and private life.

While Alveda promotes the alleged sanctity of marriage, Ms. King seldom practiced what she preached about matrimonial stability, fidelity, and loyalty, as Alveda King was married (once because of date-rape) and divorced three times, giving birth to six living children.  One can comment, as many have before me, that Alveda King, who claims that marriage is a sacred institution as defined  by her god, certainly was not redefining marriage, just exercising her right to it, over and over and over again.  Alveda’s hypocrisy is appalling, and a sign of the mental malaise of narcissistic personality disorder (Naso, Ronald C. (2007). “Beneath the mask: Hypocrisy and the pathology of shame”. doi: 10.1037/0736-9735.24.1.113.  Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol 24(1), January 2007, 113-125; the mental illness of Alveda King can be illustrated by two points relevant to her own hypocrisy: (a) misperceive one’s behavior as moral and (b) avoid comparing one’s behavior with moral standards: cf. Batson, C. Daniel; Thompson, Elizabeth R.; Seuferling, Greg; Whitney, Heather; Strongman, Jon A. (1999). “Moral hypocrisy: Appearing moral to oneself without being so”. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.77.3.525. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 77(3), Sep 1999, 525-537; cp. Stone, Jeff; Wiegand, Andrew W.; Cooper, Joel; Aronson, Elliot (1997). “When exemplification fails: Hypocrisy and the motive for self-integrity”. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.72.1.54. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 72(1), January 1997, 54-65).

Martin Luther King Jr, with Father & Son (Photo by Richard Avedon 1963)

Alveda King had two abortions.  She tried to have a third.  The third quest was met with rebuff as neither her father nor grandfather would pay for it. There were far cheaper forms of birth control, she was told.

Alveda King has moderate literacy but a paucity of understanding the nuances of what she says and shows no mature patterns of reading or relating what is read to her life as she lives it.  She studied journalism and sociology as an undergraduate but left no mark of distinction behind.  Alveda received a Master of Arts degree (not an MBA) in business management from Central Michigan University.  She did not earn a doctoral degree.  Her doctorate is honorary and it is not in theology, bible, or any basic science that she now pretends to possess.  She has no credentials in ministry, theology, bible study, or biblical languages.  She took the honorary doctorate from Saint Anselm College (a Benedictine Roman Catholic school in Manchester, New Hampshire, which has no established criteria in awarding any honorary degree, but has higher standards for undergraduate admission requiring students to be in the upper 23% of their graduating class, and offers 57.7% of its classes with a class size of 20 or less students to facilitate greater teacher-student contact ratio; The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.8 percent. Cost is over $33,000 a year, although scholarship of up to $18,000 are available).  Alveda explained her own surprise at being given the degree and told Salon that she may have received it do to “my stand on the support of marriage, and family, and education, and life” (Denvir, Daniel (August 27, 2010). “Meet MLK’s Glenn Beck-loving niece”. Salon). 

Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. , June 22, 1963

Her public work consisted of two terms in the Georgia legislature.  She was not responsible for any significant piece of legislation. While she brags that she is for the family and education, her political record has zero bills introduced by the legislator who took no official party label.  Representing the 28th district (see page 2051) her main accomplishment is she accepted a salary.  Today Alveda is a Tea-Party Republican and wrongfully claims that her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, was a Republican even though Martin Luther King worked tirelessly against Goldwater and other Republicans throughout his lifetime.  She is on talk shows and working with “Priests for Life” (with no criticism for pedophiles in the priesthood) but exerts no effort in support for the family, marriage, or education. 

Eddie Murphy (actor)

After two disastrous terms in the Georgia legislature, Alveda King left the to write, without stellar success, The Arab Heart. When Eddie Murphy made a movie that she claimed followed her unsold manuscript, Alveda denounced Paramount Pictures claiming that the film industry stole her story.  She sued. The case was given the number 20 F.3d 454: Alveda King Beal, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Paramount Pictures Corporation, et al., Defendants-appellees. 

Ms. King’s claim was thrown out of lower courts.  Their decision was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. – 20 F.3d 454, that wrote that the script used by Eddie Murphy had little resemblance to the story written by King.

Ever since Alveda King lost her court case over a unpublishable and unpublished book/script she has been on a roller coaster ride of unleashed and irrational hatred. She is like an Old Testament prophet: outraged, boisterous, damning others and calling for the deaths of those who disagreed with them.

Coretta Scott King

Her aunt, Coretta Scott King, was her apotheosis, especially when Coretta Scott King, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s wife and Alveda’s aunt, said before she passed away in 2006, “I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.” Apparently that was lost on Alveda King, who has done nothing to preserve the true memory of her uncle; rather, she has continued to molest, tarnish and chip away at his memory throughout her lifetime.

Coretta Scott King supported all civil and human rights

After Coretta Scott King came out in support for human rights and LGBT civil liberties in 2004 (read here and watch here), Alveda’s vitriol hit a new high. In 1994, Alveda released a letter condemning Coretta Scott King’s support for abortion and gay and all other human rights, pontificating like any Old Testament Prophet poisoning minds and badgering families or any medieval pope, that such action in support of human rights would bring “curses on your house and your people … cursing, vexation, rebuke in all that you put your hand to, sickness will come to you and your house, your bloodline will be cut off.”

Herndon Davis (L) interviews civil rights activist, Lynn Cothren (R)

Alveda King quickly attacked Lynn Cothren, Coretta Scott King’s openly gay special assistant of 23 years.  Alveda King’s homophobia and lack of quality or significant knowledge about AIDS illustrating an odious irrational mental illness by itself that made her dangerous to those she came in contact with (cf. McGuire, John; Nieri, Deborah; Abbott, David; Sheridan, Kathleen; Fisher, Randy (1995). “Do Tarasoff principles apply in AIDS-related psychotherapy? Ethical decision-making and the role of therapist homophobia and perceived client dangerousness”. doi: 10.1037/0735-7028.26.6.608. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 26(6), December 1995, 608-611. Cp. Trezza, Glenn R. (1994). “HIV knowledge and stigmatization of persons with AIDS: Implications for the development of HIV education for young adults”. doi: 10.1037/0735-7028.25.2.141. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 25(2), May 1994, 141-148), Cothren recalled Alveda’s vocal opposition to a hospice for AIDS patients in her neighborhood and her rejection of any AIDS sufferer–male or female, heterosexual or homosexual (cf. Morrison, Constance F. (1989). “AIDS: Ethical implications for psychological intervention”. doi: 10.1037/0735-7028.20.3.166. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 20(3), Jun 1989, 166-171). Once, says Cothren, Alveda brought religious tracts to the King Center and encouraged him to repent (ref. Slater, Barbara R. (1988). “Essential issues in working with lesbian and gay male youths”. doi: 10.1037/0735-7028.19.2.226. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 19(2), Apr 1988, 226-235), but Coretta Scott King dealt with her niece firmly and the separation occurred and it was permanent.  From that time on, Alveda has worked to make a name for herself and to cast aspersions on her aunt who died in 2006.

Glorifying herself with narcissistic servile adulation, Alveda King arrogantly boasted: “I’ve got his DNA [this claim has never been proven]. She [Coretta Scott King] doesn’t, she didn’t … Therefore[,] I know something about him [this is one more god-complex King uses to diminish her own sense of worthlessness] in quest of crowd or group concurring with the boast (cp. Martin, Everett Dean (1920). “The egoism of the crowd-mind,” (pp. 73-91) in The behavior of crowds: A psychological study, (pp. 73-91). New York, NY, US: MacMillan Co, iii, 312 pp). I’m made out of the same stuff (illustrating a manifestation of neediness envy and the malignant potential of envy; cf. Shoshani, Michael; Shoshani, Batya; Kella, Rachel; Becker, Mitchel (2011).  “Green eyes, crows, and scorpions: Envy in the contexts of neediness, separateness, and narcissism”. doi: 10.1037/a0024679. Psychoanalytic Psychology, July 25 , 2011; when a person feels as if they are supplanted by a superior person or fears that there is another individual who receives more recognition, as with Coretta Scott King, the individual, such as Alveda King, reverts to pathological narcissism; cp. Paris, Joel (2012). “Modernity and Narcissistic Personality Disorder”. doi: 10.1037/a0028580. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, July 16 , 2012).”  Alveda does not understand, or chooses to ignore, that each person has a unique DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid that contains genetic instructions of cellular composition but it is not absolute as a determiner, and there is no record of Alveda having her DNA compared with her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King or any uncle nor even her grandfather); all a DNA sampling can do is confirm similarity and paternity.

Julian Bond Attacks NOM, Tells AC360 Gay Rights Are Civil Rights

Civil rights activists uniformly reject the protestations and pretenses of Alveda, denouncing her as ruining the legacy of Martin Luther King that she repeatedly demonstrated a lack of familiarity with and view her as a fraud (recollection and familiarity are not the same; performance is more parsimoniously accounted for by a single mnemonic process that drives both recollection and familiarity estimates, and Alveda King shows little familiarity with the Civil Rights movement; cf. Pratte, Michael S.; Rouder, Jeffrey N. (2012). “Assessing the dissociability of recollection and familiarity in recognition memory”. doi: 10.1037/a0028144. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Vol 38(6), Nov 2012, 1591-1607). David Garrow, a civil rights movement historian at the University of Cambridge has noted that Dr. Martin Luther King was a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood, and that Bayard Rustin, one of the five closest advisors to Dr. King was openly gay—which Dr. Martin Luther King did not denounce.  Julian Bond, President Emeritus of the NAACP, called on all people of Maryland to support same-sex marriage as a basic civil right. 

Alveda King supports war as biblically based: Kill Team Photos Showcasing War Crimes of US Soldiers in Afghanistan …

Alveda supports wars, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq. Claiming “conflicts and tensions, war and murders,” are Biblically based, Alveda says there will always be “wars and rumors of wars [quoting out of context Matthew 24:6]” but in doing so justifies the wars that maim, kill, plunder, pollute and are psychologically harmful (cf. Phipps, Sean (2011). “Positive psychology and war: An oxymoron”. doi: 10.1037/a0024933. American Psychologist, Vol 66(7), Oct 2011, 641-642). People will fight with words as well as guns proving their alleged humanity, but only in their own mind as a form of justification for dangerous and destruction of the self and mental health.  Her comments that made her a favorite of Glenn Beck. 

Alveda King support torture as biblical will of God

What psychologists have learned is if religion increases moral certainty about the justness of a war, then it may also contribute to support for violent warfare, rape, pillage and destruction that, in the end, will cause increased mental illness, collective insanity, and excuses for torture and unspeakable crimes leading to methodologically induced suicides. 

Suicide Rivals The Battlefield In Toll On U.S. Military; Alveda King and Tea Party Republicans claim it is in God’s plan

The rate of suicides among military have skyrocketed with soldiers using weapons engraved or emblazoned with Biblical verses. As Shaw, et al. point out greater religiosity relates to greater moral certainty, and greater moral certainty strengthens the (positive) relation between religiosity and support for violent warfare. Furthermore, moral certainty is a stronger predictor of support for violent warfare in religious conflict than it is in geopolitical conflict and those with the least mental strength but robustness of voice and vocabulary are heralded as spokespeople for divine wrath, as with Alveda King and Glenn Beck (cf. Shaw, Moira; Quezada, Stephanie A.; Zárate, Michael A. (2011). “Violence with a conscience: Religiosity and moral certainty as predictors of support for violent warfare”. doi: 10.1037/ a0025346. Psychology of Violence, Vol 1(4), Oct 2011, 275-286; cp. Crowson, H. Michael (2009). “Right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation: As mediators of worldview beliefs on attitudes related to the war on terror”. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335.40.2.93. Social Psychology,

Suicides by military branch

Vol 40(2), Jun 2009, 93-103).  The stronger the group identity is focused on a holy war (common among jihadists in Afghanistan and the Middle East and evangelical extremists in the USA) the stronger will be the outcry for greater atrocities and war strategies, as advocated by Alveda King and Glenn Beck (cf. Eidelson, Roy J. (2009). “An individual-group belief framework: Predicting life satisfaction, group identification, and support for the “ war on terror”. doi: 10.1080/10781910802435572. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Vol 15(1), Jan 2009, 1-26).  Ted Cruz of Texas is the most dangerous man in the USA and is expected to win a Senate seat as a representative of the Tea Party and pro-life/pro-war groups in 2012, with plans to escalate the conflict in the Middle East to bring about his god’s Armageddon and force the god of Matthew 10:34 to ride out of the heavens and bring carnage to the earth to free believers from unbelievers.

Alveda King has verbally attacked everything that her illustrious uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, preached and practiced.  She has claimed that people who support same-sex marriage equality will go to hell—but there is no such condemnation in the Bible, as the word “homosexual” does not even appear in the Bible before 1954. The concept has a long history used to control thinking and actions; it is a mythology that restricts movements and causes mental collapse so that the individuals declaring its existence stay in power (cf. Bering, Jesse M. (2008). “Why Hell is other people: Distinctively human psychological suffering”. doi: 10.1037/1089-2680.12.1.1. Review of General Psychology, Vol 12(1), Mar 2008, 1-8) .  Hell does not exist on any fragment or scroll in early language: Aramaic, Armenian, Greek, Hebrew, or even Latin save as a dark place (Sheol: Hebrew שְׁאוֹל Šʾôl thattranslates as “grave”, “pit”, “abode/home of the dead” and is defined as the place where everyone, good and bad, righteous and unrighteous will go when each person dies (890 – 300 BCE); some thought that there would be a time when the dead would rise up as “the undead” [zombies] but that does not appear in the Christian Bible until Matthew 27:52-53).  Since Hell is “downward” and dark it is cold and uninviting, while “Heaven” is “upward” and filled with light and warmth, the two conflicting mental attainments lead or coerce people into doing what the authoritarian figure(s: priest, rabbis/teachers, rulers, etc.) determine to be worthy of light and recognition.  The opposite is to be rejected since it determines only obscurity and lack of acceptance (cf. Meier, Brian P.; Hauser, David J.; Robinson, Michael D.; Friesen, Chris Kelland; Schjeldahl, Katie (2007). “What’s “up” with God? Vertical space as a representation of the divine”. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.93.5.699. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 93(5), Nov 2007, 699-710).  Hell (Gehenna [Greek γέεννα], Gehinnom [Rabbinical Hebrew: גהנום/גהנם] a physical valley) does not appear in any of the early Bibles written by Eusebius under orders from the Emperor Constantine I who commissioned the first fifty Bibles.  For Alveda to blast people with these repulsive terms out of context of any ancient language but relying on fourteenth century mistranslations and erroneous interpretations fashions the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King into an intellectual charlatan and fraud.  Alveda King’s language ability is not even sophomoric or soundly based on competent English but rather a gutter-approach to street English.

King has shown no knowledge at any level about the Bible, as demonstrated in her attendance to Glenn Beck’s pathetic parade of pandering people at his Washington DC Restoring Honor rally. Alveda forgot to read Matthew 6:6: σὺ δὲ ὅταν προσεύχῃ εἴσελθε εἰς τὸ ταμεῖόν σου καὶ κλείσας τὴν θύραν σου πρόσευξαι τῷ πατρί σου τῷ ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ καὶ ὁ πατήρ σου ὁ βλέπων ἐν τῷ κρυπτῷ ἀποδώσει σοι, Mark 4:36: καὶ ἀφέντες τὸν ὄχλον παραλαμβάνουσιν αὐτὸν ὡς ἦν ἐν τῷ πλοίῳ, καὶ ἄλλα πλοῖα ἦν μετ’ αὐτοῦ, and Matthew 18:20: οὗ γὰρ εἰσιν δύο ἢ τρεῖς συνηγμένοι εἰς τὸ ἐμὸν ὄνομα, ἐκεῖ εἰμι ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν; that was no longer a part of Glenn Beck’s religion of choice at that time when Glenn Beck chose an alternate route to truth. 

30,000 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX 2012

The majority of those who claim to be Christians (following Imperial laws decreed at the Council of Nicaea) reject those teachings of Jesus in their large assemblies.  This draconian deed dominated Rick Perry’s Day of Prayer in Houston (known as “The Response” that had the markings of a political campaign) that had the same trappings as Jim Jones’ Jonestown, Guyana,

November 19, 1978, Jamestown Massacre for Christ and Rev. Jim Jones

Massacreon November 18, 1978 (one-third of the victims were children as young as new born and others in infancy).  Parents murdered their own children.  Many adults committed suicide as commanded by their reverend Jim Jones, before  Jones was shot on his order by one of his subordinates who was told to obey God–as Jones had become god to most and his orders were never questioned (the Guyanese coroner Cyrill Mootoo claimed it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound; Reiterman, Tim and Jacobs, John (1981). Raven: The Untold Story of Rev. Jim Jones and His People. New York, NY: Dutton,  p. 565)–in a way that Alveda King fashions herself to be a god even within the narrow confines of the Priests for Life of the Roman Catholic Church.  There is no difference in the speeches of Jim Jones or other demigods than is found in the oratory and harangue of Alveda King when she speaks to Blacks–as Jones spoke to  hundreds of Black families who came to experience his heaven on earth.

Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have A Dream” speech 1963.

It is true that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used the Lincoln Memorial as a backdrop for his August 28, 1963, “I Have A Dream” speech (watch it here and here), but it was not an attack upon the rights of people to adequate housing, quality education, or the right to be themselves (the term same-sex and homosexual were not yet in common use, but would be integrated by Julian Bond who would become the leader and President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) with King’s assassination, and in 2012 say “gay rights are civil rights” read here and here and here) as transmogrified in the war of words by Alveda King and former Roman Catholic (now a convert to the LDS Church) modern-day Sisyphus Glenn Beck, who like Alveda King has little practice following Acts 10:34.

1909 Lincoln Evening News: “No law against woman marrying another woman”

Alveda blasts those who would follow the teaching of the Jesus of the New Testament who forbade judgment against others (Matthew 7:1) in her declaration “Your safety of your very soul is dependent upon not supporting marriage for loving same-sex couples, who already have enough rights”, in this ad she recorded for the anti-gay Maryland Marriage Alliance (click on the underscored link above to hear the verbal screed that is printed below):

Voting on discrimination (2012)

“Hello, I’m Dr. [sic (people with honorary degrees do not use the honorary title)] Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I understand the civil rights struggle [she was never personally involved in any civil rights struggle, although the home she lived in was fire-bombed in 1963, when she was 12]. During the Civil Rights Movement, we were working for access to education, to decent housing, jobs, and healthcare [there is no record, no photograph, and no other evidence of her participating in any march, any protest, or any other movement for civil rights for any person or people]. As a minister [she is not: she has never been to a seminary, never studied hermeneutics or biblical exegesis nor even textual criticism; Alveda is a “ pastoral associate of African-America outreach for Priests for Life, (her self-written biography styles her a “best-selling author” and jailed for protesting for open housing, although there is no civil record of her arrest; it also claims that Alveda is pushing for Bible curriculum in public schools, and lists herself as accomplished actress and songwriter)” a Roman Catholic anti-choice group, King styles herself a Baptist], I believe that the NAACP leadership and gay rights activists have formed an unholy alliance by trying to convince you and me that marriage should be redefined. We did not define marriage and we cannot redefine marriage. Marriage, by definition, is a holy union [that is not found anywhere in the Bible] between one man and one woman [Alveda ignores the polygamy of all patriarchs, and the incest within families (II Samuel 13:1-22) as with King David’s sons]. Gay and lesbian couples already have rights under Maryland law, like priority hospital visitation, sharing property, tax exemption, adoption, and the list goes on. It’s possible to be tolerant of gay and lesbian rights without redefine [sic: redefining] marriage—God’s holy union. Some preachers are saying that gay marriage is inevitable and that they want to be on the right side of history. Well I believe that we are on the right side of history and the right side of eternity. Support marriage as God’s holy union between one man and one woman—vote against Question Six.” 

Harry Jackson of Maryland

The greatest threats are those ministers like “bishop” Harry Jackson of Maryland, that the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) paid no less than $20,000 for their support in their crusade to deny freedom of choice. Like most Pentecostal pastors Jackson will doing anything for money, preying that he is endowed with the wealth his god intended him to possess.

The right side of eternity? Alveda is God? God is political? Wow.

3 Comments

Filed under abortion, Bible, Black Americans, Christian Terrorists, Homosexuality, Jesus Christ, Jewish history, Republican Party, suicide

No Honor, No Glory: Matthew Bissonnette: American traitor

Matthew Bissonnette Navy SEAL 2012

Matt Bissonnette, 36, of Wrangell, Alaska, is the USA Navy SEAL who compromised the security of the nation by publishing his tell-all history on the assassination of Usama bin Laden.  It is not only I who call Matthew Bissonnette of Alaska a traitor to the USA and the Constitution of the USA, as most Navy SEALs call it treason.  Those who find the word traitor to painful to use against one of their own, soften it with the word treason and argue that Bissonnette compromised all future efforts of the SEALs program. 

Group Leader Matt Bissonnette (Ekstrabladet.dk)

Bissonnette, the mephestophilean miscreant SEAL who put the USA in the spot light by acting nefariously put his comrades in immediate danger.  Bissonnette was not only irrational but cavalier with his own life, having little concern, as well, whether or not his colleagues were sacrificed on the blood-stained altar of war to his god of vengeance who took orders from no one superior to himself.  Bissonnette was the military’s Abraham and his fellow SEALs the Jacob and Ishmael of legend and Genesis.  Bissonnette’s prime problem is himself: he never grew up emotionally nor mentally, but consulted on violent video games, and became a devotee to action games and targets.

Part of a damaged helicopter near the bin Laden compound (photo: Reuters)

Col. Tim Nye, a Special Operations Command spokesman, who has spoken out officially against other former SEAL members books as factually incorrect, said the Matthew Bissonnette “put himself in danger” by writing the book (as the official author, even though the other secondary author is the well-known, more literate and literary gifted Kevin Maurer).

Usama bin Laden murdered

How Bissonnette put himself as the author is noteworthy, for while he boasts and brags of the carnage he wrecks, he does not use his own real–a sign of insecurity, dysfunctionality  and embarrassment.  Bissonnette was no John Hancock who wrote his name so large that, as the Continental delegate allegedly stated, “King George would not have to take out his spectacles to read it.”  It is a lovely story and without any truth, much like Bissonnette’s self-patronizing lie.

Bissonnete’s pseudo-autobiography under fake-name of Mark Owens (September 04, 2012)

 According to the publisher, Penguin Group, Bissonnette (Bissonnette) “was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the terrorist leader’s hideout and was present at his death.” Far from being a hero, that is the image which Bissonnette wants to portray himself, the Los Angeles Times gave details to show that Bissonnette was at the least a coward, as he wrote: [Bin Laden] had no intention of fighting.  

Usama bin Laden, it is true, sent many men to their deaths in keeping with the letter of the law of the Koran, but the truth is not within the Koran on this assassination that is more in keeping with the policies of Henry Kissinger under Nixon when he ordered the assassination of the legally elected and popular Salvador Allende of Chile (video).

US military murdered Iraqis at Abu Gharib prison Iraq

The pattern of politics of assassination for oil profits was especially high under George W. Bush. Pushed by Don Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, and Dick Cheney under the “legal paper” by UC Berkeley professor of law John Yoo, Bush authorized the cold-blooded murder of Iraqis in Abu Gharib prison (read here and here).  Yoo argued that water boarding and all other forms of torture, including plucking out human eyes from the heads of prisoners were justified–a remembrance of medieval Roman Catholic Inquisition codes.

Lynnde England was convicted on six of the seven criminal counts in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse

The females in the US military at Abu Gharib were especially vicious, as with Lynnde Rana England (b. 1982), all acting in full contempt of the Geneva Convention.  The brummagem book shows that Bissonnette was more likely a man seeking, stalking and slithering toward a blood vengeance than a man with any honorable or patriotic intentions–not against the Saudis who commandeered their planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but against other SEALs working with him, with none privy to his intentions.

Matt Bissonnette, Navy SEAL

Bissonnette’s racism and egocentricism are far more a factor.  In his torrid specious tome, Bissonnette ridicules and insults Vice President Joe Biden whom the author claims is like “someone’s drunken uncle at Christmas dinner.” Bissonnette admits he met Biden after the raid at the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment headquarters. According to news reports, Bissonnette purports that Obama and Biden were there to thank the SEALs for their service.

Obama watching attack on bin Laden (Romania News)

Bissonnette says little about the Commander-in-Chief, whom he claims his fellow SEALs hated, yet Obama, as President had the ultimately responsiblity for the actions of all the US military.  Bissonnette’s action constituted an illegal military coup against the USA in his desire to punish other SEALs and work outside of the official military channels. 

Bissonnette stretched the truth so far it was more like a Black-widow spider’s web.  Bissonnette claimed that Obama had nothing to do with the raid or the assault.  The premeditated lie was quickly exposed by Pentagon papers prove that avowed racist acted solely with revenge in mind, and hated Obama as he could not accept a Black man as president, following racist rants of Tea Party / Republican (the Party that threw peanuts at a Black

Tea Party racism

CNN camera-woman) that over the past three years printed Obama as a monkey, ape, tribal African, and had endorsed the insanity of Obama not being born in the USA that was used not only by Donald Trump but also by Mitt Romney, on broadsides used by Bissonnette to express his hatred for the President. 

Bissonnette exposed in Iran. Muslim world calls for his execution.

Bissonnette made himself the sole grody god over USA policy.  He considered himself wiser than the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commander-in-Chief. He was a self-appointed self-righteous judge, jury and executioner, more in keeping with Machiavelli’s Il Principe that with the Constitution of the USA.  Bissonnette’s goal was to get a feature-length film made by Hollywood, giving preference to director Steven Spielberg.  Conservative Muslims worldwide called for his death in the same manner that Christian terrorists such as Anders Behring Breivik (Norway) who savagely murdered 76 Norwegian–the majority of whom were teenagers, Scott Lively (California) “Abiding Truth Ministries” that has no Biblical basis and calls for mass genocide who bought an on-line JD (Doctor of Law) and studied theology on the internet, racist Congressional Representatives Steven King (R-Iowa, watch video), Peter King (R-New York), Todd Akin (R-Missouri), Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) and others (such as the perpetually inaccurate and heated fabrications of the internet newsletter Act! For America by self-styled “martyr”  Brigitte Gabriel who is the USA version of Adolf Hitler and has made a personal fortune spewing hatred and teamed up with Bill O’Reilly to demand no rights for Muslims) call for the “removal” of Muslims and end to multiculturalism.

Bissonnette (L) and Maurer (R), co-authors

More important than the murder of bin Laden, Bissonnette exposes himself as a traitor to all people–not only citizens of the USA. What he did not only defies the Geneva Convention but all laws on the treatment of capture people. The law notes that any service member who discloses classified or sensitive information can be prosecuted in a court of law, even if he is retired from the military (read here and here).

Bissonnette in Alaska

Facts uncovered in the plethora of papers show that it was Obama who initiated and commandeered the maneuvering to kill bin Laden.  Furthermore, documents and eye-witness testimony illustrates that most of the former Navy Chief Bissonnette’s book is fabricated lies, still it has become the best seller on Amazon—but so, too, did other works such as Blood Sport, appealing to the racist mentality among the Sovereign Citizen anarchist group and those associated with the far right and are certified hate-groups: from Americans for Prosperity to the American Family Association and Lamb and Lion Ministries that make Scott Lively and his call for massive genocide in Uganda, and multi-millionaire televangelist G. Pat Robertson who bilks the gullible with his 700 Club, look almost angelic.  What has been revealed is that Obama was not indecisive about the raid. 

Marine General James “Hoss” Cartwright and Obama

Records show that it was Obama who ordered the operation against the advice of his defense secretary, who had started working for Nixon’s National Security Council when Obama was only 13, and against the advice of Vice President Joe Biden, who was elected to the Senate when Obama was 11.  Obama was following the course advocated by General James “Hoss” Cartwright, Obama’s then-No. 2 military adviser. 

Marine General James “Hoss” Cartwright “

Marine General James “Hoss” Cartwright has long been a trusted adviser to Barrack Obama, and according to insider Pentagon information is one of Obama’s favorite advisers, whose judgment he trusts when making important decisions on national defense.

Rather than scaling back the scope of the bin Laden raid, in fact, it was Obama who ordered more choppers to go on the operation, according to Admiral Mike Mullen, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of the Staff. In one interview, Mullen stated “Obama is the one that put in the Chinook-47s. He is the one that said, ‘There is not enough backup.’ ”  Obama has had a long and solid record worrying about the safety of US citizens and military abroad, ordering special provisions for emergencies and working closely with USGOVDODAAFES to make certain that there were enough supplies on hand at all times, unlike GW Bush who left provisioning to minions.

Reagan’s covert deal to win the White House

Instead of dithering, Obama was deeply involved in a decision that, after all, had the potential to destroy his presidency if the operation turned into a fiasco similar to the Iran hostage rescue debacle of 1980 when Ronald Reagan became president. Reagan had worked with the Iran Ayatollahs to prevent the release of Americans until he had won the Presidency of the USA. Moments after Reagan took the oath of office, Iran freed the prisoners, and Reagan sent the Ayatollah a Bible as a thank you gift. The possibility of a similar debacle was a serious concern of Gates.

Obama and Cabinet watching attack on bin Laden compound

Obama was solely responsible for the decision to give the “go” for the operation despite the fact that there was no proof that Usama bin Laden was living in Abbottabad, only a circumstantial case that he was.  What Obama did was listen to more seasoned veterans who claimed that bin Laden was in the compound, and ordered a direct replica of the compound to be built for SEAL assault practices.  Those who advised Obama were National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, White House chief of staff William Daley, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan and deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough.  It was a difficult decision, but one that CIA Chief Panetta approved.

The tragedy is that Bissonnette uses the book to justify himself and his personal vendetta.  Bissonnette, under the nom de plume says that one of his SEAL teammates shot bin Laden as soon as he poked his head out the door of his bedroom, not, as was previously reported, after the SEALs had entered the bedroom. This version of events indicates that there was little real effort made to capture bin Laden, the capture being what Obama and civilized societies wanted so that bin Laden would be tried at the Hague.  Bissonnette action declared that Bissonnette was above the laws of the USA and the world.

Wrangell, AK (Bissonnette’s home town)

A Tea Party registered Republican who calls Wrangell, Alaska home, Bissonnette claims he wrote the book seeking revenge for being kicked out of Team 6 of the SEAL program. A rival book, No Easy Op (an e-book available from www,Amazon.com), claims that there was bad blood between Bissonnette and other SEALs (read here and here).  His recurring illusions of grandeur and quest for personal power and fame has cost numerous lives and the mental anguish of many.

Wrangell, Alaska

Ubiquitous sundry sources (SEALs and even people in Wrangell, Alaska) claim that Bissonnette wanted to leave the SEAL force to start his own business (its exact location is unknown at this time) as well as to write a Hollywood script for his personal heroic deeds in “taking out [sic] Usama bin Laden”.  He gives most of the credit to himself for the military action, as his fondness for his teammates had melted with his rejection by Team 6. Most of all, Bissonnette wanted primarily to extract revenge on his own comrades and no life was too valuable to save or to be concerned with in Bissonnette’s quest for his holy grail. 

Plame was a spy for the CIA of the USA

Bissonnette’s lawyer (Robert D. Luskin) worked for Karl Rove when Rove was under investigation for leaking the name of Valerie Plame Wilson, a former undercover operative for the C.I.A. and had the criminal charges dropped against Rove under highly questionable circumstances, acknowledging that Rove’s “outing” was a high security risk for the C.I.A.  Rove’s plan was to transform the USA into a one-party nation on the order of a capitalist union (where corporationswould become people in the eyes of the law) where the middle class would be swallowed up and only the upper 1% would rule and own everything.

George W. Bush, Laura Bush, and handler Karl Rove

The American people knew that justice was always for sale to the highest bidder.

Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon’s general counsel, told Bissonnette that he was in “material breach” of two nondisclosure agreements he signed in 2007.  Johnson notified Bissonnette

Karl Rove at Congressional investigation on CIA leak

that the Pentagon “is considering pursuing against you, and all those acting in concert with you, all remedies legally available to us.”  The Pentagon had an early unpublished copy and marked the numerous security leaks within it, as numerous unpublished copies had been released to the news media and security networks (read here and here).

In the past the US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Pentagon when an unauthorized book by a military member was published even without exposing confidential or classified information as was the case with retired CIA agent Frank Snepp published a book (Decent

Frank Snepp leaving court

interval: an insider’s account of Saigon’s indecent end told by the CIA’s chief strategy analyst in Vietnam, New York, NY: Random House, ©1977; it is also published in Chinese [Taiwan] T’ai-pei : Lien ha pao she 1978 [The Chinese/Taiwanese characters do not display here) about his CIA activities in South Vietnam without submitting it to the agency for prepublication review.  The Supreme Court case was Frank W. Snepp, III v. United States. United States v. Frank W. Snepp, III. 444 US 507 (100 S.Ct. 763, 62 L.Ed.2d 704) decided February 19, 1980.

The poignantly pregnant problem in Bissonnette’s fable is that there are more lies in his book than were in the speech given by Paul Ryan at the RNC convention in Tampa, Florida. That was difficult for Bissonnette to do—but he did it before the Wisconsin Representative-tapped Tea Party/Republican Party Vice Presidential candidate stood under artificial sunlight. 

Mitt Romney declares “Corporations are people” (August 11, 2011)

What was in common with the GW Bush past is Karl Rove.  Rove taught Mitt Romney at corporations are people–and his friends, as he told his supporters on August 11, 2011 at the Iowa State Fair (read here and here and here, and video here).  The problem here is if corporations are people, why do corporations not pay taxes, such as Exxon,

Romney (C) and Bain Capital (photo: Boston Globe)

GE, and other conglomerates? Bain Capital, the foundation of Mitt Romney’s multi-million dollar stash in the Cayman Island (Romney is founder and CEO of Bain Capital), has allowed Mitt to avoid taxes on more than $20 million, and what taxes he pays, he pays at the rate of 13% or less–far under that of poor people.  He is supported by Bissonnette and other retired military who want Obamacare ended, a promise Romney and Ryan make repeatedly (read here and here).  The question is: will he?

6 Comments

Filed under Black Americans, Christian Terrorists, Islam, History, Republican Party, Tea Party

CAAP, William Owens, Alveda King and distorting the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Bible

William Owen's preaching hate before an adoring crowd of Tea Party and conservative Republicans (2012)

William Owen’s preaching hate before an adoring crowd of Tea Party and conservative Republicans (2012)

The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) President William Owens, a congenital liar, has a long and sordid history of being against anything but his private interests. Owens a graduate of Tennessee State University where he received a degree in Education, briefly studied law at Texas Southern University, then went on to Oral Roberts University to study theology but has no training in biblical exegesis or any biblical language, and ultimately received a Master of Education from Christian Brothers University of May 14, 2004.  His biography claims that he supports “Christ-centered values” [sic; he missed Matthew 22:37-39, among others] but has nothing in common with the teaching of the New Testament Jesus.  The theocrat tartly rejects the message of the New Testament Jesus (Matthew 7:1, and John 8:1-11) who, it is printed, ate with “sinners” (tax collectors) and was known as a common glutton and drunkard (Matthew 11:19 and Luke 7:34) daily.

Owens role as a “pastor” [sic] is equal to me being a carpenter as I do own a hammer. (Read: Sherry, Alissa; Aldeman, Andrew; Whilde, Margaret R; and Quick, Daniel (2010). “Competing selves: Negotiating the intersection of spiritual and “sexual identities.” Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 41(2), Apr 112-119; doi: 10.1037/a0017471).  Owens released to the news media that CAAP had called on President Obama to withdraw his “support” for same-sex marriages.  As is always the case with Owens, it was a lie.  The media has reported that “more than a dozen pastors … [meeting] in Memphis, TN” called out the President for his stand.  The majority of other CAAP pastors declared their support for Obama.  For example, Dr. Brad Braxton the founding pastor of The Open Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and feels homosexual unions are “an endorsement of God’s eternal devotion to abundant life and holy love.”

Rev .Dr. Brad Braxton

Rev .Dr. Brad Braxton

In an op-ed published in Wednesday’s edition of The Washington Post, Braxton described his support of the president and the issue. “The door leading to godly truth often swings on the hinges of social diversity,” wrote Braxton. “Even the Bible was the result of complex debates spanning thousands of years and involving many languages, diverse cultures, and a host of political decisions about which books to admit and omit. The plurality of voices in scripture reveals a clear biblical message – sacred truth demands diverse perspectives”.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

William Owens has done nothing to advance the rights of Black women. He remains, like Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece, an outspoken hate-monger (many of his sermons read similar to the ranting of Adolf Hitler) and pathological liar.  Neither he nor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s’ niece has any inkling of the Jesus of the New Testament (they ignore Matthew 7:1 (Μὴ κρίνετε, ἵνα μὴ κριθῆτ· cp. Luke 6:37) and Acts 10:34: Ἀνοίξας δὲ Πέτρος τὸ στόμα εἶπεν· ἐπ’ ἀληθείας καταλαμβάνομαι ὅτι οὖκ ἔστιν προσωπολήμπτης ὁ θεός,), and worse, lie that Jesus was opposed to gay marriages–but there is not one word in the Bible to support their crude and linguistically fallacious distortions of what scrolls say. 

William Owens ignores that Jesus never had a girl friend.  Jesus never married. Jesus lived only with men, and only one was married: Peter, but he was estranged or separated from his wife (Matthew 8:14: Καὶ ἐλθὼν ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν Πέτρου εἶδεν τὴν πενθερὰν αὐτοῦ βεβλημένην καὶ πυρέσσουσαν·; St. Jerome, Epistle xliii. Chap. ii. ad Julianum, and lib. i. adv. Jovin.), and the apostle (Peter) exchanged a final kiss (osculum pacis) with Saul of Tarsus, according to legend, as each was led to their crucifixion. 

John the Beloved rests on the breast of Jesus

John the Beloved rests on the breast of Jesus

Jesus let a man (John the Beloved) sleep on his chest (John 13:23), and, as he left the Garden a naked youth followed him (Mark 14:51-52: καὶ νεανίσκος τις συνηκολούθει αὐτῷ περιβεβλημένος σινδόνα ἐπὶ γυμνοῦ, καὶ κρατοῦσιν αὐτόν· 52 ὁ δὲ καταλιπὼν τὴν σινδόνα γυμνὸς ἔφυγεν. ) to where Judas waited to kiss him (the Greek word is passionately kissed.  Both Matthew (26:47–50) and Mark (14:43–45) use the Greek verb kataphilein, which means to kiss firmly, intensely, passionately, tenderly or warmly).  The issue of the teenager (young boy) being naked is startling to most pastors today, but

Jesus followed by naked youth from the Garden

Jesus followed by naked youth from the Garden

was a common occurance among secret sects that met away from the city where magicians created an entire body of rituals and literature that was forerunners of a Last Day and a Final Judgment following an apocalypse.  The apocalypse, however, was not a distortion nor a destruction of the earth and its people, but rather a cleanings and retoration of life where everyone became young again and had a second chance.  That is the reason that the youth left his linen cloth behind and fled awake naked (not nude, as nude implies statuary or natural reality, while naked is intended to arouse passion to begin a new life).   The one who led the group, or instructed neophytes in prayer, was given the title of Christ (it is not a name; it means lead magi[ician] or “anointed one” and comes from ancient Egypt as early as 300 BCE).

Magic Christ cup

Magic Christ cup

The Christ cup, as it is known today, was unique.  It was used in mystery religions and had a separate sect complete with doctrine.  It is the earliest exponent of white magic. This illustration is engraved with the words dia chrstou o goistais that have been adequately translated by the excavation team as “through christ the magician [we gain eternal life.”  The cup had special properties: water could be changed into wine, and wine changed into the blood of a foretold savior that would be hung from a tree to redeem the faithful.  The most fascinating aspect of this cup is the issue of a magicial that 2 Timothy 3:13 considers to be conjurers or evil men–because they relied on formulae rather than faith. Formulae was concrete, while faith was too mystical for most to understand and they preferred warlocks and sorcerers rather than priests who merely talked.

Judas kisses Jesus on the mouth (painting by Giotto)

Judas kisses Jesus on the mouth (painting by Giotto)

Matthew 26:48 is equal to 2 Samuel 20:9. The Kiss was a silent statement that “the hour is at hand for the messiah (warrior) to come and free Israel.” Only the authors of the Gospel according to Luke condemns the kiss as a betrayal.  The Gospel of John says nothing at all about the kiss. 

Many scholars consider the story of the Kiss to be invented and added at a later date; it came from the description by Plutarch of what would become the famous kiss that Alexander the Great gave Bagoas: Plutarch, Parallel Lives, Alexander, 67. Bagoas was a eunuch in the old Persian Empire (4th century BCE), who became the Eromenos (Beloved: the prototype for John the Beloved) of Alexander the Great whose fame, in part, is adopted into the Gospel narrative) that Jesus did not refuse. 

Corretta Scott King

Corretta Scott King

To argue that William Owens who claims that there were no LGBT marchers with Martin Luther King  is a hypocrite is an understatement that even Dr. Martin Luther King’s wife, Corretta, denied.  There were sizeable numbers of gays and lesbians who fought for civil rights for Black people, and a gay man (Bayard Rustin) led the 1963 march (watch here and here). Owens’ ever-escalating lies are an insult to all Blacks in the USA.

William Owens must resign.  He twists, distorts and transmogrifies the words of the Bible that his congregation reads in ignorance. Owens represents suppression, rejection of full civil rights for all people, and he tarnishes Martin Luther King’s memory.  Black pastors throughout the NAACP have endorsed same-sex marriages.

The unjustified academic arrogance and contrived ignorance of William Owens can be seen in the increasing number of LGBT members in the choirs of Black churches, and many of the black pastors have been engaged in homosexual behavior either covertly or overtly (I was sexually molested at the age of ten by a Black Pentecostal pastor at the Cedar River (Cedar Falls, Iowa) Bible camp ground, and cautioned against saying anything).  I later learned later that the pastors leading retreats were regularly seducing young boys and afterwards condemning homosexuality as a perversion and sin that the child initiated.  Some were denounced from makeshift pulpits by name; others by a finger pointed at the youth, but given our age and lack of knowledge of sex, none of us said a thing to anyone.  Even more graphic is the fact that many gays and lesbians in black churches are commonly in leadership positions and hold the pastors of the CAAP in open contempt.

The Coalition of African-American Pastors is a small group, but vocal. Few of the most rabid pastors have any substantive education, and all read only the English Bible. 

Illiteracy of scripture is high within the group.  Most take a literal translation of allegories and parables in the Bible as if they were true, and depend upon donations and tithes to keep their churches afloat–many in warehouses, deserted strip mall shops and even their homes–but some large donations do appear–from politicians, especially within the Republican Party.  They have the support of the Tea Party and radical Republicans such as Michele Bachmann.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin

Many in the CAAP are for young, inexperienced, undereducated and poorly read. Major thinkers, writers, speakers, and educations who are black (and many are gay or lesbian), such as James Baldwin, reject the CAAP as a neo-fascist group of ignorant clerics intent on keeping poor people subject to their ministry (read here, watch here) in the same way as Torquemada of Spain used the rack, whip, and death to keep Roman Catholics inline and obedient.  Like many social conservatives and evangelical extremists, they are against science, argue that their particular Bibles are the only source of authority, and demand unquestioning obedience, exhibiting the rejection of reason, inquiry and analysis that has been presented by the American Sociological Association, “Study: Conservatives’ Trust in Science Has Fallen Dramatically Since Mid-1970s (read: “Trust in Science Has Also Declined Among People Who Frequently Attend Church” (an abridged edition), March 29, 2012; the full text is available from the American Sociological Association).

Zack Kopplin

Zack Kopplin

Christian terrorists organizations such as many groups within the CAAP and Southern Baptist Association are bombarding legislatures to pass creationism (Intelligent Design) legislation mandating the teaching of mythology in classrooms—and driving academically students away from their states in quest of serious academic inquiry, as with Zack Kopplin of Louisiana, and others (watch, read here and here).  They are willing to take on the most ignorant members of the US Congress, such as Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), Steven King (R-NY), Charles Grassley (R-IA), and others.

Tennessee Republicans who want to turn back the clock 200 years

Tennessee Republicans who want to turn back the clock 200 years

The most barbaric and über-religiösen state in the USA where education is a bad joke is Tennessee.  In Tennessee, schools are more like drop-out factories than centers for education given the state legislature’s hostility to the conduct of inquiry and investigation. Even words are prohibited that Tennessee’s poorly educated legislature has thrown against students and scholars, driving the best of both out of the state and its embrace of the Dark Ages in learning (read here and here). 

Tennessee Republicans against evolution

Tennessee Republicans against evolution

In Tennessee that initiated the infamous Monkey Trial in an effort to discredit Charles Darwin’s discoveries and thesis, Louisiana, and other Bible Belt states students are required to accept the fantasy of Genesis over science, that is more ignorant than the re-emerging cadre of people who believe the planet Earth is flat (read here and is based on biblical literalism: Isaiah 40:22, 44:24-28; Genesis 1:10,16-18 (written after Isaiah); Psalms 136:7-9; Proverbs 8:27; and Luke 4:5).

Alveda King

Alveda King

The biggest blackguard beguiler who has the faintest marginal knowledge, at best, of the Bible, is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King.  With  a history of distorting her uncle’s message, the outspoken and extremely anti-gay Alveda King, in a carefully worded statement, attacked the NAACP today for their decision to publicly support same-sex marriage this weekend.  Her common comment is the greatest lie that this parched pedantic pathetic pathological patchily preaches.  As the Christian Newswire reported Alveda C. King, founder of King for America and Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life: “Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda [sic] that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda,” said distorting facts, lying about what her ancestors did, and creating blind hatred to hide her own private life.

Keith Ratliff Sr (Iowa 2012)

Keith Ratliff Sr (Iowa 2012)

Alveda C. King’s hypocrisy is equal to the predatory Keith Ratliff of Iowa and other congenital liars who pound their pulpits preaching against sex and, yet many engage in it illicitly.  This is equal to King’s own lifestyle.  Aveda, a self-acknowledged alcoholic who has had two abortions has been married and divorced three times (read here and here and watch here), nearly matching the  record of Georgia’s former House speaker Newt Gingrich who demanded that Bill Clinton step down because of an affair with the intern Monica Lewinski, while Gingrich was regularly engaged in an adulterous affair with his current wife while working for the House.   

Alveda C. King’s brazen lie was openly rejected by her aunt, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., who declared: Gays and lesbians stood up for civil rights in Montgomery, Selma (March 21, 1965), in Albany, Ga. and St. Augustine, Fla., and many other campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement. … Many of these courageous men and women were fighting for my freedom at a time when they could find few voices for their own, and I salute their contributions.”

Civil Marriage is a Civil Right

Civil Marriage is a Civil Right

Alveda, whose own sexual escapades are not yet fully chronicled (she is a serial adulteress),  has made the statements in conjunction with other African-American leaders, with whom, conveniently, she co-authored a book with Pastor Stephen Broden, Pastor of Fair Park Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX and Pastor Day Gardner, about the anti-abortion and anti-gay  marriage movements,  titled, Life At All Costs and has fought for decades to exclude the battle of LGBT rights from the civil rights movement even though Julian Bond, who marched with King and is Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP and a close friend of the martyred civil rights leader has supported marriage equality as a civil rights for a long time, and he is Black and he is gay and he marched with nearly 1000 other LGBT people.  The NAACP has officially endorsed same-sex marriage as a basic civil right.

A pathological prevaricator, Alveda King is equates same-sex marriage to genocide, and, like the Dominican Preachers and priests who served as Spain’s Inquisition’s torturers, equates abortion with genocide.  A woman who glories in exaggeration and pretense speaks as if she had legitimate credentials, using a spurious honorary doctorate as if it were earned—that at first she claimed she had no knowledge why she was given the degree.

Alveda King received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, a Master of Arts degree in business management from Central Michigan University. She received an honorary doctorate from Saint Anselm College (she uses the honorary doctorate as a title, and yet has no education to support it being tantamount to me claiming that I am a plumber as I own a screw driver), has no formal training in theology or the bible, does not know Greek, Hebrew, Latin or any biblical language and is illiterate on what the bible really says, reading only bad English translations that were completed by lawyers and pseudo-scholars.  

Alveda King endorsing Herman Cain

Alveda King endorsing Herman Cain

An avowed racist (Alveda endorsed Herman Cain “because he is black” and Cain, himself, admitted that he is a racist and has no time for white people), Alveda King represents none of the grandeur or messages of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., rejected race as a criteria for any civil or human right, unlike his neice who has openly defined race as a priority in her personal stand that matches that of the women supporters of the government of Germany 1939-1945.

Martin Luther King and Corretta Scott King leading a protest march

Martin Luther King and Corretta Scott King leading a protest march

Dr. Martin Luther King’s widow, Corretta King has repeatedly rejected Alveda’s claim and stated unequivocally that her husband and founder of the civil rights movement supported LBGT rights as did his wife when she spoke at the 1996, Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival in Piedmont Park.  Mrs. King, exposing the lie of her niece, declared, “I believe all Americans who believe in freedom,

Corretta Scott King speaks at the 1996 Atlanta Lesbian Gay Pride Festival in Piedmont Park

Corretta Scott King speaks at the 1996 Atlanta Lesbian Gay Pride Festival in Piedmont Park

tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation” (read here and here).   

Corretta Scott King noted in 2003, “I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people… But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s dream, to make room at the table of brotherhood and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people” (read here and here and here). 

Alveda King is a disgrace not only to her race but to humanity.  Her words constitute crimes against human for which she must be held responsible and shunned by those who love liberty, democracy, and freedom for all.  All current psychological studies show that those who speak with the greatest homophobia, denouncing gays and lesbians and equality for the LGBT community are in fact covert homosexuals. Given all evidence available, it is more than probable that Alveda C. King is a lesbian and is in terror of being discovered as a lesbian. As Netta Weinstein, the study’s lead author said in an interview (read the article here; it includes a video of the findings): “Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same-sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves.” In the same release, study co-author Richard Ryan added, “In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward.”  (Weinstein, Netta; Ryan, William S.; DeHaan, Cody R.; Przybylski, Andrew K.; Legate, Nicole; Ryan, Richard M. (2012). “Parental autonomy support and discrepancies between implicit and explicit sexual identities: Dynamics of self-acceptance and defense.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 102(4), Apr 2012, 815-832. doi: 10.1037/a0026854) This theory that has been repeatedly tested and verified revelation by the American Psychological Association and other mental health experts best expresses the mental malaise of Keith Ratliff of Des Moines, Iowa, members of CAAP and NAACP president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter; he is “mulling” on leaving the NAACP.  It does explain the mincing marginalizing messages massaged by Alveda King and other hate-mongers.  

Rational, democracy defending USA citizens will denounce the vile vicarates of a few within CAAP and odious opportunists riding in the baggage of serial sexist Alveda King as she decries LGBTs who are in a committed loving long-term relationship she has never enjoyed.  Both Ratliff and King show signs of  mentally illness, their hatred overflowing, clouding the perceptions and ontologies of others. Their undisguised disgust and demonic attitude toward others with whom they do not agree, or whom they feel are “imperfect” as defined by Adolf Hitler and other demigods especially within evangelical extremists religions pose a threat to the families, congregations, communities, and democracy as a whole (read: Elion, Audrey A.; Wang, Kenneth T.; Slaney, Robert B.; French, Bryana H. (2012). “Perfectionism in African-American students: Relationship to racial identity, GPA, self-esteem, and depression,” Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Vol. 18(2), Apr 2012, 118-127).  Owens, King, Ratliff and similar fawning sycophants knowledge of scripture is marginal, their hatred overwhelming, and their membership in the CAAP is tantamount to Christian terrorists who would assassinate LGBT people because of their own psychopathological dysfunction (cp. Gold, Sari D.; Feinstein, Brian A.; Skidmore, W. Christopher; Marx, Brian P. (2011). “Childhood physical abuse, internalized homophobia, and experiential avoidance among lesbians and gay men,” Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, in Journal of the American Psychological Association Vol. 3(1), Mar, 50-60. doi: 10.1037/a0020487).

Keith Ratliff stands with the Iowa Family Policy Center (a official organized hate group)

Keith Ratliff stands with the Iowa Family Policy Center (a official organized hate group)

Like other “pastors” in CAAP, Keith Ratliff Sr. has no substantive education. He is unqualified and unfit to either preach or teach his Bible.  Ratliff, however, digs deep into Tea Party and Republican coffers to further his messages of hate, and stands with the most illiterate Iowans in toiling to repeal equal justice under the law.  Equality is, according to Ratliff, only available to those who follow “god’s instructions that marriage is one man plus one woman”–while ignoring the fact that Jacob married his two cousins, Abram sold off his sister who was also his wife to three kings, Solomon had 700 wives and over 300 concubines, and so forth. Ratliff’s knowledge of the Bible is selective to non-existent.

Ratliff Sr.’s education includes a bachelor’s degree (without distinction) in history/education from Simpson College (a private college located at Indianola, Iowa, and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church).  He has a Master’s degree in religious leaderships from Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa; it is a private university affiliated with the Disciples of Christ church) with a “focus” on education.  Ratliff is not listed among its “distinguished alumni”.  There were, when he was a student, and even today, questions not so much about his academic skills (they are not spectacular) but his private life, with many noting that he had no interest in equality for all people–unlike the Jesus of the New Testament that he claims he believes existed.

Ratliff  has targeted unwed mothers, the LGBT community, and Blacks who “melt [sic] into the white community, denying their Blackness [sic].”  His prowess with the English language are diminishing and nearly equal to Iowa State legislator Annette Sweeney who, in her official biography, does not remember that proper nouns, such as the name of a language, begins with a capital letter.

When the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP branch took a vote on recognizing same-sex marriages, it passed overwhelmingly.  There were only two opposing votes. One was that cast by Ratliff who dispenses hate messages to his congregation at the Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Maple Missionary Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa

Maple Missionary Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa

Maple Missionary Baptist Church is the total rejection of the life, ministry and mission of the New Testament Jesus.  Jesus, according to the gospels, had no pillow for his head (Matthew 8:20), stole grain from a field to eat (Matthew 12:1), and because of his group of men were in abject poverty (2 Corinthians 8:9), the thirteen had a common purse (John 13:29-38). Ratliff’s life is one of ease, without care or poverty and has never experienced the life he claims to preach about the New Testament Jesus.

Vander Plaats and Iowa Gov. Branstad

Vander Plaats and Iowa Gov. Branstad

Ratliff’s hatred is nearly as intense as the mindless malevolence of Bob Vander Plaats, who, together, still labor to overturn same-sex marriages in the State of Iowa.  Ratliff was the first to condemn the Iowa State Supreme Court’s 2009 unanimous ruling legalizing gay nuptials, spewing venom at the state capital at a rally of Iowa KKK, neo-Nazis, and fanatical fundamentalists many of whom believe that their god wrote their bible on a computer.  The rally had been organized by the Iowa Family Policy Center,  that would merge into zealot Bob Vander Plaats profit producing The FAMiLY Leader (read here and here).  The FAMiLY leader traces its roots to the gynophobia and misogynism of Saul of Tarsus but in many ways reflect the polygamous preaching of Joseph Smith and his cult of Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints); read here and hereWomen are to be subject to men, and children are to be educated from his cult’s bible.  Vander Plaats does control evangelical extremists in much the same manner as Goebbels did in Nazi Germany, and uses contributions to back conservative politicians and demanding that they follow his divinely revealed concepts on government that he claims are found in his bible (read here and here and here and here).

KKK at Pottsville IA (2010)

KKK at Pottsville IA (2010)

Vander Plaats, like Owens, King, and Ratliff, is marginally educated. On his vita, Vander Plaats records that he attended Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, on a basketball scholarship, and graduated to become a coach and teacher in Boone (a strong KKK hold) and Jefferson, Iowa.  He later took a Master’s and Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Drake University in Des Moines. 

Vander Plaats and rise of Iowa Nazis

Vander Plaats and rise of Iowa Nazis

Vander Plaats left the academic world early and concentrated on building an Old Testament family cult, and financed it by collecting “free-will offerings” (he was never ordained) and quickly surrounded himself with controversy: running as a theocrat on the Republican Party for governor, and later offering to sell his endorsement to his followers for the one-time US Senator Rick Santorum  whom had created a storm when he revealed he took home a twenty week old dead fetus (at twenty weeks it was a fetus, not a baby as the Roman Catholic sometime-Pennsylvanian and his wife Karen claimed) for his children to kiss and play with before the fetus was buried the next day. The fetus, named Gabriel Michael (after two archangels) lived two hours outside of the womb, but Rick, out of touch with reality, referred to him as “my little guy” (consider: Goldenberg, Jamie L.; Pyszczynski, Tom; Greenberg, Jeff; Solomon, Sheldon; Kluck, Benjamin; Cornwell, Robin (2001).  “I am not an animal: Mortality salience, disgust, and the denial of human creatureliness.”  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol. 130(3), Sep 2001, 427-435. doi: 10.1037/0096-3445.130.3.427; and, Pyszczynski, Tom; Greenberg, Jeff; Solomon, Sheldon (1999). “A dual-process model of defense against conscious and unconscious death-related thoughts: An extension of terror management theory.” Psychological Review, Vol. 106(4), Oct 1999, 835-845; in a similar mode, although this article deals with denial of the loss of a husband, the criteria applies also for the loss of a fetus or a child: Bonanno, George A.; Wortman, Camille B.; Nesse, Randolph M. (2004).  “Prospective Patters of Resilience and Maladjustment During Widowhood.” Psychology and Aging, Vol. 19(2), Jun 2004, 260-271. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.19.2.260). 

Santorum endorsed by Vander Plaats

Santorum endorsed by Vander Plaats

Vander Plaats has never been shy in asking for money.  He required $1 million from Santorum to endorse Santorum’s candidacy for the presidency of the USA.  Vander Plaats determined, as he said, to make “an impact on the election” also had little qualms in the gamble of politics, and demanded money from Mitt Romney if Santorum faltered, and required both Tea Party/Republican candidates to sign a pledge to repeal equal rights for the LGBT community and rescind same-sex marriage.  It became known as “Pay for Play“, one with a long history especially among Baptists running for office, like Mike Huckabee.  It is not known if Vander Plaats included this soft-extortion on his income tax returns at either the federal or State of Iowa level.

How the “Reverend” Ratliff figures into this equation is his support of “born again” conservatives and uses his bully pulpit to whip up voter enthusiasm for those he considers worthy Christian conservatives.  His ploy was derailed however, by a more resolute and thinking Iowa-Nebraska NAACP that passed a resolution calling for recognition of same-sex marriages.  The resolution was simple and stated only that “We support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”  That was one of the Constitutional amendments Rick Perry of Texas wanted to rescind in his effort to win the evangelical vote.

North Carolina "pastor" Charles Worley demanding that all LGBT be executed

North Carolina “pastor” Charles Worley demanding that all LGBT be executed

Evangelical extremists, were furious, and this swept in like a tsunami in North Carolina.  Far more ignorant, twice as dangerous to all people is North Carolina’s “Reverend” Charles Worley.  Worley has frequently demanded that LGBT members be executed, as he did in 1978.  It has long been his favorite sermon topic, but on May 13, 2012, Charles Worley went further ” in the name and love of our Lord Jesus Christ” whom he extolled while  vowing to build an “electric fence” and drop from planes all gays and lesbians into a compound so that all would die (read here, watch it here).

1948, wood engraving by Fritz Eichenberg, in The Brothers Karamazov

1948, wood engraving by Fritz Eichenberg, in The Brothers Karamazov

Worley is a clear reflection of The Grand Inquisitor in the parable told by Ivan to Alyosha in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880).  Jesus accepted everyone,  thereby incurring the wrath of the church and its leading voices of hate. The Grand Inquisitor, on whom the biography of Worley can easily be based, visits Jesus in his cell to tell him that the Church no longer needs him–the Church has transmogrified Jesus into the money-making, debasing and accusing demon that the Church wanted and thereby enriched the priestly class.  The Grand Inquisitor states as Worley does in his sermons: “He says “We are not with Thee [Jesus], but with him [the Devil/Satan], and that is our secret! For centuries have we abandoned Thee to follow him.” For he, through compulsion, provided the tools to end all human suffering and for humanity to unite under the banner of the Church. The multitude then is guided through the Church by the few who are strong enough to take on the burden of freedom. The Inquisitor says that under him, all mankind will live and die happily in ignorance. Though he leads them only to “death and destruction,” they will be happy along the way. The Inquisitor will be a self-martyr, spending his life to keep choice from humanity. He states that “Anyone who can appease a man’s conscience can take his freedom away from him”.  Jesus remains silent throughout the ranting of the Grand Inquisitor/Worley, but Christ kisses the Inquisitor on his “bloodless, aged lips” instead of answering him (the Grand Inquisitor and Worley see the kiss as a sign of homosexuality). 

Feeling the warm, passionate, committed Kiss from Jesus and terrified that one of his followers might have seen Jesus kiss him on the mouth, an act so common in the ancient world that had not yet been suffocated by Constantine’s invention of Christianity in 325 CE, the Inquisitor releases Christ but tells him never to return. Christ, remaining silent, leaves into “the dark alleys of the city.” While Dostoyevsky keeps the kiss ambiguous, its effect on the Inquisitor is as equally secreted. Ivan concludes, “The kiss glows in his heart, but the old man adheres to his idea.”  In the end Alyosha is worried that Ivan will denounce him for the tale, but instead Ivan places a “soft kiss” on the lips, to which the delighted Ivan replies, “That’s plagiarism… Thank you though.”  Unfortunately, LBGT community has not yet learned this war tactic against the evil of people like Worley, Vander Plaats, King, Owens, and others who would deny them their basic civil and human rights.

Worley, like Owens, King and Ratliff of Iowa demand a Christianity that is more savage than even the brutality of the Hebrew armies waging battle against their neighbors.  Like the parasites that crowded around the slaughter raged by the ancient Hebrews when stealing the land of the original Palestinians and Phoenicians, Worley’s congregation actually outdid the violent screams and calls for blood of the evangelicals in Nazi Germany as they raised their fists to salute the Führer “and the loving child Jesus” as did Joseph Ratzinger: the German pope Benedict XVI. 

Kevin Pennington

Kevin Pennington

The hatred spewed by Worley festered in Harlan’s Hills in southeastern Kentucky, leading to the murder on an April night in 2011, of a young gay man named Kevin Pennington; this was mild compared to the congregation of Ratliff and that feasts their fetid ferin fanatic faith.  He was murdered in cold blood by David Jason Jenkins, 37, of Cumberland, Ky., and Anthony Ray Jenkins, 20, of Partridge, Ky., while Anthony’s 19-year-old wife Alexis LeeAnn Jenkins, and his sister, Mable Ashley Jenkins (age 18), looked on.  Harlan’s Hill is billboards advertising personal-injury lawyers, drug-treatment centers and evangelical TV stars who play a powerful role in the impoverished community.  There are no bars, but 116 churches. One resident offered a succinct list of the places where people hang out: “church or jail.”

While William Owens, Alveda King, Keith Ratliff, Terry Brandstad and Bob Vander Plaats represents the worse possible examples in the USA, the pastors at Harlan’s Hills, like the self-gratifying Owens, King, Ratliff, Brandstad and Vander Plaats  incorrectly assume is that they represent Black people and equally speak for other races, nothing is less true.  These odious opportunists only represents tarnished theology, scatplogical politics by the elite and wealthy, and theocrats like C Street’s The Family, while the rest of the people in the USA are ignored, have their homes foreclosed, lose their jobs through outsourcing, and are demeaned by millionairs and billionaires, such as Wall

Steven Rattner and autoworker

Steven Rattner and autoworker

Street financier Steven Rattner, who demand that autoworkers earning $9 (others want to see table staff drop from $2.01 an hour to $1 an hour to ensure excellent service is given to the rich) an hour take a pay cut and offer their greivances up to a god of the superrich and vote Republican so that Reagan’s “trickle down theory” (that George H. W. Bush called “voodoo economics” has a chance to work. 

Collin Powell

Collin Powell

While the new Christian terrorists in the USA call for an end to same-sex marriages, claiming that all true patriotic and educated Blacks agree with them, this is not the case.  Former Four Star General and Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), Collin Powell has no problem with same-sex marriages (see video) and finds no substance in pastors who pounce on it as a force of evil. 

Identical to all white supremacist movements (especially the Church of the Creator and Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan) in the USA and Canada, William Owens, Alveda C. King, and Keith Ratliff, Sr., would turn the CAAP into a threat to its members and society as a whole.  They have no problem with further destroying the tattered credibility of Christianity and show the darkest side of authoritarianism in religious fundamentalism (Asp, Erik; Ramchandran, Kanchna; Tranel, Daniel “Authoritarianism, Religious Fundamentalism, and the Human Prefontal Cortex” Neuropsychology, May 21 , 2012, doi: 10.1037/a0028526).  Williams, King, Ratliff and Vander Plaats use the same rhetoric of hate as found in the publications of David Horowitz and the ranting of Congressional representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Steven King (R-NY), and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck (read here and here and here).  The rewriting of history and religion began nearly 1800 years ago when Christianity was invented by the Emperor of the Roman Empire Constantine I called for a council of his warrior bishops to meet at Nicaea.  While the majority of CAAP and the NAACP and some religions have moved on into the twenty-first century and have adapted to the realities of the time, the dinosaurs of the past: William Owens, Alveda King, Keith Ratliff Sr., Bob Vander Plaats, Steven King and other fire-breathing ghouls prolong the agony of many as they glory in personal gore ridding the USA of freedom of and freedom from religion and the personal rights of the individual by ignoring Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut, in an effort to tear down the wall separating state and church.

Thomas Jefferson's January 1, 1802, letter to the Danbury (Connecticut) Baptist Association on a wall separation church and state--original in Library of Congress

Thomas Jefferson’s January 1, 1802, letter to the Danbury (Connecticut) Baptist Association on a wall separation church and state–original in Library of Congress

2 Comments

Filed under Black Americans, Christian Terrorists, Homosexuality, Iowa, Jesus Christ, Robert Vander Plaats, separation of church and state

Rick Santorum, Opus Dei, Roman Catholicism and USA democracy and freedom

Rick Santorum

Rupert Murdoch endorsed Rick Santorum for president before the Iowa caucuses met and awarded him a second place finish (Mitt Romney beating him by eight votes). Murdoch owns Santorum, as he owns Fox News, New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, and twists and distorts the news for personal gain never hesitating to invade privacy or the lives of others. Santorum was a paid analyst (before leaving to run for the presidency) for Fox News and exhibited a total lack of objectivity, neutrality or other virtues associated with respectable journalism.

Karen Santorum: 2012 Is a 'Battlefield' for 'Defending God's Truth'

Santorum has been called, and accepts the judgment of many, that he is a Roman Catholic missionary first and foremost in his life.  This is not the case with his family members in Italy where the Santorums were dedicated communists.  “In Riva del Garda [a community of ultraliberals that support gay rights, abortion, birth control, and liberal causes; the family frequently had “high ranking” communists into their home] his grandfather Pietro and uncles were ‘red communists’ to the core,” reads one weekly magazine: Oggi: No. 36. “Chi è Santorum, il candidato americano che sfida Obama” di [by] Giuseppe Fumagalli. For videos, view here and here.

Throughout his political career his religion came before the Constitution or the rights of citizens. He is a member of Opus Dei that would force all people into Roman Catholicism by any means including lying, betrayal, and subterfuge, repressing basic human sexuality and normal instincts because of the extraordinary religious zeal of his wife Karen.   Karen Santorum is a fervid radical-right spokeswoman who argues that there will be a real battle in 2012 to defend god and god’s truth, since her god does not have enough power or resources to defend itself. In speaking with Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody, Karen explained:

Defending the secredness [sic: sacredness] of marriage. Defending the sanctity of life. So I see it a little differently because I know it’s going to be literally on a battlefield, and it’s going to be really hard. So there is a lot of reservation. But it really boils down to God’s will. What is it that God wants?

The Santorums support the politics of assassination, jubilant over the murder of Osama bin Laden, but argued that Obama did not go far enough.  God wants more carnage.  God wants Rick as president (psychotic delusions are discussed in Jaspers, Karl (1913). Allgemeine Psychopathologie. Ein Leitfaden  für  Studierende, Ärzte und Psychologen. Berlin, Germany: J. Springer; cp. Myin-Germeys I, Nicolson NA, Delespaul PA (April 2001). “The context of delusional experiences in the daily life of patients with schizophrenia”. Psychological Medicine 31 (3): 489–98, and Freeman, D. (2006).  “Delusions in the nonclinical population”. Current Psychiatry Reports. June 8(3):191-204) and he and his wife’s mental patterns have been shaped by Opus Dei (Jørgensen P, and Jensen J (1994). “What predicts the persistence of delusional beliefs?” Pscyhopathology 27(1-2):73-8; and, Jørgensen P (1994). “Course and outcome in delusional beliefs”. Psychopatholgy 27(1-2):89-99) which is the focus of this study.  The Santorums belief system was reinforced in Iowa by Bob Vander Plaats of The FAMiLY, who shows similar traits of delusional psychopathology, the desire to force society into a conformist mold, to elevate a single theology above all others, and the restratification of the family with the male being superior (see my article on Bob Vander Plaats and the death of the family structure in Iowa).

Richard John Santorum is a strict conformist who believes whatever he is told by a priest or bishop, and enforces the Opus Dei codex with a passion, regardless of its scientific or medical legitimacy.  This devotion to Opus Dei and unswerving submission to Roman Catholicism can be seen in his every move, public and private.  This can best be seen in his relationship with a 20-week old fetus that died two hours after a forced birth.

Fetal development week 18 (20 weeks after first day of last normal menstrual period)

As the fetus became increasingly more likely to die, the doctors said that the only chance it had at twenty-weeks was an induced delivery, but that would require the use of a special drug.  After resisting at first, Karen Anne Garver Santorum who has a nursing degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, (and worked several years as a neonatal intensive care nurse) allowed doctors to give her the drug Pitocinto speed the birth. Karen Santorum was a law student at the University of Pittsburgh where she met her future husband who was recruiting her to work at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. Karen was not the Christian-zealot Santorum initially wanted, but that would come as her reasoning would be transmogrified into obedience. As a nursing student at Duquesne University, Karen Santorum lived with Tom Allen, an obstetrician-gynecologist (op-gyn) who was 40 years her senior in age (she was twenty and the doctor sixty years of age) and had in fact delivered her, and had cofounded Pittsburgh’s first abortion clinic.  At the time that she had the sexual affair with Allen, Karen Garver (Santorum) was pro-choice.  When she met Rick Santorum, she was eager and delighted to tell Dr. Allen that Rick Santorum was pro-choice.  As Dr. Allen told a Pennsylvania newspaper in 2005 (see Philadelphia Citypaper):

“When she moved out to go be with Rick, she told me I’d like him, that he was pro-choice and a humanist,” said Allen, an elderly but vibrant man, during a brief conversation on the porch of his Pittsburgh row home. “But I don’t think there’s a humanist bone in that man’s body.”

As he began to make money, his values changed and he began to attack the poor and Middle Class, as he records in his book It Takes A Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (449 pages). For example: on page 138 Santorum wrote: “The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong.” Or page 386: “It’s amazing that so many kids turn out to be fairly normal, considering the weird socialization they get in public schools.” At one point, he accuses feminists of hating women, yet in speeches he claims that feminists are lesbians. 

Rick Santorum and his wife Karen condemn men and women who are living together “out of wedlock [marriage]”, which is absolute hypocrisy, as Carole Joeffe, a University of California, San Francisco professor noted in her article, that the future Mrs. Santorum was an “unmarried but cohabitating [female], and presumably using birth control—that has become only more common in American society since the late 1980s, when she lived with Dr. Allen. (Indeed, the only difference between Karen Santorum and millions of other Americans in similar circumstances, then and now, was the unusually large gap in age between her and her partner).”  … “…Rick Santorum’s stated policy positions, which include not only his well known obsession with abolishing legal abortion, but also his opposition to birth control and all nonprocreative sexual acts, are greatly out of step with the lives of the vast majority of Americans.  Clearly, the Santorums have changed their views over time on the issues of premarital sex and contraception as well as abortion, moving in a far more conservative direction. The couple has attributed these changes to a deepening religious faith, and such new beliefs are of course their right. But the Senator’s fervent desire to deny the rest of us the sexual and reproductive choices that his own wife once enjoyed is breathtakingly hypocritical and cruel.”

Rick’s book is a definitive diary of a paranoid schizophrenic who condemns working mothers, including those who must work as they are the only parent, to equating poverty as a judgment of his god. In his book, Santorum scolds working mothers. Helping support the family, he writes, “provides a convenient rationalization for pursuing a gratifying career outside the home” yet he says nothing about underemployed and unemployed fathers, or those making minimum wage.  Santorum  screams that liberals screwed up by trying to protect children born out of wedlock from cuts in welfare. Stigma and shame should attach to illegitimate births, he argues, but later he laments the high rate of abortion among poor, African American women ignoring the fact that abortion is the ultimate solution for many African (and other races) American women who cannot afford to feed another mouth, buy the necessary clothes, or pay for even a modest education for their young.

According to Karen Santorum’s book, Letters to Gabriel: The True Story of Gabriel Michael Santorum, she later developed a life-threatening intrauterine infection and a fever that reached nearly 105 degrees. Intrauterine infection usually leads to brain damage in the fetus (Huleihel, Mahmoud; Golan, Hava; and, Hallak, Mordechai (2004). “Intrauterine infection/inflammation during pregnancy and offspring brain damage: Possible mechanisms involved”. Reproductive Biological Endocrinology 2:17) and is associated with morbidity and mortality to infants, increased risk of intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal white matter damage, and subsequent cerebral palsy  (as the Genetics of Pregnancy Encyclopedia notes: “there are only five bacteria/viruses or pathogens that can pass through the placenta and affect a fetus that can cause fetal damage. These organisms are known by the acronym TORCHS – Toxoplasma, Rubella (German measles), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Herpes virus, and Syphilis”).  Karen Santorum went into induced labor when she was 20 weeks pregnant.

20-week-old fetus

When the fetus was delivered, the Santorums quickly called it “Gabriel” in honor of the archangel.  Gabriel lived just two hours. Rick and Karen Santorum would not let the morgue take the corpse of their newborn; they slept that night in the hospital with their lifeless baby between them. The next day, they took him home (an exhibition of pedopseudonecrophile psychosis bordering on Schadenfreude). They spent several hours kissing and cuddling Gabriel with his three siblings, ages 6, 4 and 1 1/2. They took photos, sang lullabies in his ear and held a private Mass.  ”Your siblings could not have been more excited about you!” Karen, in a mode of self-denial (abnegation in psychology, a form of self-torture which can lead to natural or voluntary death of the person in self-denial: it is a prelude to suicide or crime) and is detrimental to physical and psychological health, writes in the book, which takes the form of letters to Gabriel, mostly while he is in utero. ”Elizabeth and Johnny held you with so much love and tenderness. Elizabeth proudly announced to everyone as she cuddled you, ‘This is my baby brother, Gabriel; he is an angel‘.”   Santorum, out of touch with reality and strangely attached to mental psychosis of denial, never accepted the fact that what he slept with was a dead fetus.   

Santorum is a devout son of the Roman Catholic Church and its official teachings–even though the majority of Roman Catholics reject most of them.  For example, Rick and Karen Santorum oppose all forms of birth control.  As Rick invoked on October 18, 2011: “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country…. Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”  He pledged to repeal all federal funding for contraceptives, which will cause the greatest hardship for

Implant contraception

the poor. Nearly every woman in the USA, age 15 to 44, uses at least one contraceptive measure to prevent unwanted pregnancies and contact with sexually transmitted diseases. Without funding from Medicaid and Title X, “abortions occurring in the United States would be nearly two-thirds higher among women overall and among teens; the number of unintended pregnancies among poor women would nearly double.”

The entire story of Gabriel is a horror turned tragedy.  The Santorums knew that the fetus had little chance for survival.  Strongly Roman Catholic, neither Rick nor Karen accepted the reality of abortion, even to save a mother’s life or to remove a dead fetus.  While brain development does begin early in pregnancy, it remains at embryonic stages until late in the gestation period, with fetal brain tissue only beginning to appear in the fourth week and does not reach a significant potential until the thirtieth week taking on those characteristic grooves and indentations that include brain cells (red blood cells) while much of the lanugo — commonly referred to as a soft, downy hair that covers the body of the fetus that gave it an almost animal-like appearance — is beginning to disappear.  Lanugo disappears because both fat and the emerging brain are regulating the body temperature of the fetus. This does not happen in the twentieth week; Karen ignored basic embryological facts. Synapses of the cortex (cf. Palay, S. L. (1956). “Synapses in the central nervous system.” Journal of Biophysical and Biochemical Cytology. Jul 25;2(4 Suppl):193–202.) do not develop until the last months (not midway through a pregnancy). Synapses of the cortex bestow cognitive reasoning abilities on the fetus (such as crying, screaming, and so forth).  A fetus does not have a fully developed brain until the close of the gestation period—before the final stages prior to birth. Well-formed nerve endings/fibers are not yet fully developed although what exists can transmit some pain in the twentieth week.

Egg penetrated by sperm

The Roman Catholic Church, that Karen and Rick Santorum adhere to and attend regularly, argues that life (a “baby”) begins at conception. This is false, as conception brings about a union of cells with potential. Even Thomas Aquinas (Summa contra Gentiles 2.87 and 2.79 ), plagiarizing Augustine of Hippo (L’Anima e la sua Origine and Le Due Anime 2.2) with both taking from Plato (Augustine, Confessions 9.13-15, 20.26 and City of God chapter 8, especially VIII.7 with Augustine struggling to make Plato a proto-Christian; Aquinas, on the other hand, followed Aristotelian thinking that the soul appears when the body is completed in formation: Summa Theologica Book I, 75.4, 75.7, 76.1, Book II, Part 1, 4.5, and Summa contra Gentiles 2.57 with Aquinas struggling to make Aristotle a proto-Christian with Aquinas arguing that the being in the womb after conception first possesses only a vegetative soul matching ancient Hebrew thinking),  disagreed that a fetus has a “soul” that is the primary ingredient for “life” in Roman Catholic teaching.

“Personhood” (originally argued by Bernard Nathanson and later championed by evangelicals and Roman Catholics in the State of Mississippi in an effort to have their religious ideology declared fact and law) does not begin nor exist before the twenty-eighth week at the earliest, as Dr. Dominick Purpura,  former dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, and later dean at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York argued (read: Dr. Edwin C. Meyer, chair of Pediatric Neurology of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, in The New York Times (25 January 1985), and Ide, Arthur Frederick (1986). Abortion Handbook: the History, Legal Progress, Practice & Psychology of Abortion (3rd ed.). Las Colinas, TX: The Liberal Press, pp. 17-31).

The Santorum story is not unusual.  Some people have taken home a seventeen week-old fetus. Ghoulish, yes, but grief (post-traumatic stress that has five stages and can lead to severe psychological trauma) defies logic and is common.

17-week-old fetus carried home

What the Santorums did is not much different from other parents; for example: Barbara Bush showed her son George W. Bush her dead fetus that she kept in a jar.  After seeing the fetus in the jar, George W. Bush claimed that it made him “pro-life”.

Preserved 20-week-old fetus in jar

Justin Frank, a Washington, DC based psychoanalyst found the preservation of the fetus to be the behavior of an extremely depressed person. Probably also extremely angry… because I think she’s saying—essentially—that she has had to suffer.” Dr. Robert Gangi, a New York City psychologist specializing in bereavement, was also struck by Barbara Bush’s decision to show a dead fetus to her son. “In general, parents would look to shield the siblings from that sort of a thing,” he said, adding that “the plain trauma of seeing a fetus in a jar” would be “a pretty significant experience.”  I know of no reputable psychologist, psychiatrist, or psychoanalyst who would consider it normal behavior to expose children to the sight of a dead fetus—it only causes shock, dismay, and self-condemnation, and find it applauded only in popular journals such as Psychology Today.  I disagree with the commentary that a fetus is a baby.  A baby, by definition is a newborn or very young infant or child, while a fetus is an evolving embryo in a womb or egg that is recognizable in form of its kind, and in humans is recognizable after the end of the second month of gestation. A fertilized egg or embryo officially becomes a fetus about one month before the first trimester ends, and he remains a fetus until birth.  

To arbitrarily, and wrongly interchange these words adds to the grieving process that can be cataclysmic if there is no source of external comfort. Comfort comes best with conversations with medical and trained psychologists (Murray J, Callan VJ (1988). “Predicting adjustment to perinatal death.” British Journal of Medical Psychology.  September; 61 (Pt 3):237-44; and Weiss, L, Fischer L, and Richman, J. (1989). “Parental adjustment to intrapartum and delivery room loss. The role of a hospital-based support program.” Clinics in Perinatology. December, 16(4):1009-1019; Thomas, J. (1995). “The effects on the family of miscarriage, termination of abnormality, stillbirth and neonatal death.” Child Care Health and Development November 21 (6):413-424).

Rick Santorum's Leesburg, VA home (he claims he is a resident of Pennsylvania)

Today, Karen Santorum is a lawyer (Rick also took a degree in law at the University of Pittsburgh) and an outspoken opponent of birth control (she was one of twelve children) and abortion (they have seven children: four boys and three girls all of whom are home-schooled to shield them from the real world and received $70,000 from the State of Pennsylvania and the Penn Hills School District as required by local and state law while Rick bragged he was living “from paycheck to paycheck” and “if necessary” take out a loan to further his children’s education); the Santorums were renting a house in Penn Hills. Later the School District asked the Santorums to repay $67,000, which they refused, and took their children out of the Cyber School.  In September 2006, Santorum asked county officials to exempt his Penn Hills property from the homestead tax exemption, which applied to homeowners’ primary residences. The county council president responded by saying that Santorum had “said during a televised debate that he spends about 30 days in his Penn Hills house each year.”  The lies of the Santorum became viral, and were a part of the reasons why he lost the Pennsylvania US Senate Seat that was won by Democrat Casey (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ultimately endorsed Casey, noting that “Santorum exemplifies the worse of Washington“. 

Santorums theme: Kinder, Küche, Kirche

Home life is important to the Santorums, and matching the message of the last Kaiser of Germany and later the Nazis and even Hitler (Doramus, Max, ed. (1990). The Complete Hitler. A Digital Desktop Reference to His Speeches & Proclamations, 1932-1945.   Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. p. 532 on-line) who uniformly invoked “Kinder, Küche, Kirche” (Children, Kitchen, Church), Rick argues that women must stay at home: “In far too many families with young children, both parents are working, when, if they really took an honest look at the budget, they might find they don’t both need to. … What happened in America so that mothers and fathers who leave their children in the care of someone else — or worse yet, home alone after school between three and six in the afternoon — find themselves more affirmed by society? Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism.”

The subtle nuances of truth meant nothing to the Roman Catholic Church that awarded him and his wife the John Paul II Award (normally it is given to youth ages 16 to 18 who participate in the diocese affairs in Ireland; there is only one single reference to the Santorums winning the award, it is an unsubstantiated item (No. 17) and is a mere mention).  Later, Rick and Karen Santorum were recognized by the Institute for Psychological Sciences for “championing women and unborn children.”  The Institute is a front for Roman Catholicism and has little in common with actual psychology and its instruction.

Institute for the Psychological Sciences home webpage

Institute for Psychological Sciences is not a recognized psychological institute, but in fact a Roman Catholic graduate school offering a Master of Arts degree and affiliated covertly with Opus Dei and openly with the Legion of Christ that demands the protection of fertilized human eggs (zygotes or embryos). All zygotes (fertilized eggs) and fetuses are considered “babies” even those spontaneously aborted.  The Institute openly admits that it teaches faith and not psychology, training its students to be missionaries for the faith under the pretense of psychology. It is strictly Roman Catholic in perspective and has no tolerance for other faiths. 

Gladys M. Sweeney

The Institute for Psychological Sciences is not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association or any reputable psychological group worldwide.  It is a fraud started by Founder and Academic Dean Gladys M. Sweeney, Ph. D. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University and is a member of Opus Dei.  Sweeney is the junior editor of two books both from “a Roman Catholic perspective”:  Robinson, Daniel M. (a philosophy professor at Oxford University with no training in psychology), and Sweeny, Gladys M. (2006) Human Nature in Its Wholeness: A Roman Catholic Perspective (Washington, DC: Catholic University; Database: ISIS Bibliography of the History of Science; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Database), chapter fourteen is entitled “The Doctrines of Human Nature, Sin, and Grace”.  It liberally borrows from Augustine of Hippo while giving special attention to the theology and anthropology of John Paul II. 

Karol Józef Wojtyła age 12

John Paul II, birth registry notes his name as Karol Józef Wojtyła was a young man who showed little interest in religion.  He attended Krakow’s Jagiellonian University in 1938 where he showed an interest in theater and poetry.  Only with the Nazi occupation of Poland did the  youth study theology under the archbishop of Krakow and was ordained in 1946.  He later studied theology in Rome, at the Pontifical International Athenaeum Angelicum where he earned a licentiate and later a doctorate in sacred theology but has no education in the sciences or arts.  His dissertation was entitled The Doctrine of Faith According to Saint John of the Cross. 

Constantine burning Arian books (from a compendium of canon law)

John Paul charted Roman Catholic church’s teaching were central to Western Civilization without detailing how immense and universal has its hatred for the individual and destruction of individuality and choice.  He never made mention of the numerous times the Roman Catholic Church burned books it disagreed with, executed authors who did not accept Roman Catholic teaching, or banned those who cast aspersions on the numerous pagan gods who were raised to sainthood to “strengthen the faith” among those “without Jesus.” 

The barbarities of the founding of the Roman Catholic Church in the late fourth century CE, the new theologian, were seen as the cornerstone of faith as seen in the Spanish Inquisition and the attack on women accused of being witches as covered in the Mallus Maleficarum of Heinrich Krammer and James Sprenger and the Bull against witchcraft by Pope Innocent VIII (1484); and Golub, Lester S. and Sweeny, Gladys M. (1981). Improving Academic Performance in a Bilingual Education Classroom.  (ERIC: the ERIC database is an initiative of the US Department of Education).  Neither is applicable to the public school system or to freedom of thought and disagreement.

A strong supporter of fascist groups, including Opus Dei, Legion of Christ, the Neocatechumenal Way, Schoenstatt, the charismatic movement, John Paul II shielded clerics who rallied against human and civil rights. He opposed birth control, LGBT rights, and supported gender roles in keeping with the writings of the Pauline epistles, and while he allowed and encouraged women to take roles in secular governments–provided they followed Roman Catholic

Women as priests and deaconesses in early church c. 47 - 400 CE

teaching and Church authority–he denied women a preaching role in the Church–even though women were priests and bishops in the ancient Christian communities (Ide, Arthur Frederick (1984). Woman as priest, bishop, and laity in the early Catholic Church to 440 A.D. : with a translation and critical commentary on Romans 16 and other relevant scripture and patrological writings on women in the early Christian church. Mesquite, TX: IHP: online).  

One of Santorum’s acts for a self-flagellant in the Opus Dei movement was to shepherd then US Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) into the Roman Catholic faith and ultimately indoctrinated the Senator who would become the Governor of Kansas from evangelical Protestant Christianity into Opus Dei.  Santorum took Brownback in 2002, to an Opus Dei priest, the Rev. C. John McCloskey III, former director of the Catholic Information Center, who performed the final conversion of U.S. Senator Sam Brownback and a member of the secretive apocalyptic order for world domination by the Roman Catholic religion (read: Jeff Sharlett (2008). The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. New York, NY, USA: HarperCollins (Harper Perennial edition 2009), pp. 261-263).

Ratzinger / Benedict XVI

In 1982, one of the most intolerant and hate-filled pontiffs of the Roman Catholic church, John Paul II, granted Opus Dei special status known as a “personal prelature”.  It allowed the group to be overseen by its own bishop (a member of the “holy mafia”), and who reports directly to the pope. Both John Paul II and his successor, the former Hitler Youth Josef Ratzinger (Benedict XVI who has been charged with crimes against humanity and child abuse and hiding pedophile priests), have frequently called for a holy war against non-believers and to convert the world to their god. Opus Dei was officially recognized as a “hand” of the church by Pope Pius XII in 1957.

Opus Dei is a secret organization, and has been most accurately portrayed by Dan Brown in his book The Da Vinci Code (Brown, Dan (2004). The Da Vinci Code. New York: Doubleday). Opus Dei does not publish a directory of members but is known for its interest in targeting the rich and powerful. Over the years, rumors have surfaced that certain high-profile Catholics might be members. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel A. Alito have been fingered as possibilities, with current rumors circulating that Clarence Thomas is now also a member. There is no proof in any of these cases, but Newsweek magazine reported in 2001 that Scalia’s wife has attended functions at the Catholic Information Center, and his son Paul, a Catholic priest, has spoken there.

JFK Greater Houston speech: Vatican would not control him.

Santorum is also pegged as a possible member. In 2002, Santorum attended an Opus Dei event in Rome, during which he attacked President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1960 endorsement of church-state separation. Santorum said the Kennedy vow not to enforce Catholic doctrine through civil law has caused “much harm in America” and went on to describe President George W. Bush, a Methodist, as the nation’s first true Catholic president.

Josemaria Escrivá

Opus Dei was founded by a madman and psychopath (see The Way, maxims 166, 181, 188, etc., and Escrivá’s boast: “I would hang the last bishop with his own guts”, and his love affair with war, jubilating:  “War! War has a supernatural object… But at last, we must love it, the way a religious must love his disciplines” (The Way, maxim 311). ), Josemaria Escrivá, an incorrigible Spaniard and religious radical who in 1958, wrote a fawning letter to Francisco Franco, the fascist dictator of Spain, congratulating him for extending official recognition to the Catholic Church.  The May 28, 1953, missive reads,

Although alien to any political activity, I cannot help but rejoice as a priest and Spaniard that the Chief of State’s authoritative voice should proclaim that, ‘The Spanish nation considers it a badge of honor to accept the law of God according to the one and true doctrine of the Holy Catholic Church, inseparable faith of the national conscience which will inspire its legislation

Hitler was a Roman Catholic

Escrivá also is documented as having praised Adolf Hitler, as found in the letters of his assistant Monsignor Vladimir Felzmann who wrote: Escrivá include: “Vlad, Hitler couldn’t have been such a bad person. He couldn’t have killed six million. It couldn’t have been more than four million”, and “Hitler against the Jews, Hitler against the Slavs, this means Hitler against communism” (Luis Carandell, “La otra cara del beato Escrivá”, Cambio 16, March 1992. Available in Spanish:  showing his greed for gold). 

Bob Vander Plaats (Sioux City IA Journal)

Escrivá thought of leaving the Roman Catholic Church and entering the Greek Orthodox (Eastern) Church, where he would take his followers (numerary and supernumerary) in an effort to conquer the world and invoke total mind control more gruesome than anything Hitler or Stalin had tried but that right-wing USA politicians like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum praise and prize while self-styled preachers similar to Bob Vander Plaats and Keith Ratliff of Iowa and Rick Warren of California find a special calling in hatred and loathing those they detest.  Like Cardinal Cipriani of Lima, Escrivá openly supported dictators and mercenaries; Cipriani applauded the assassinations of Vladimiro Montesinos under Alberto Fujimori and his daughter Keiko (among Perú’s greatest thieves: read here and here), while Escrivá of Francisco Franco in Spain and Augusto Pinochet in Chile.

Escrivá and Opus Dei

For political expediency, Escrivá was elevated to sainthood as numerous bishops demanded the enthronement of one of the world’s greatest tyrants in the same manner as the sainthood of Constantine I and other mass murderers. This was argued as necessary to give “spiritual strength” to Escriva’s Machiavellian work: The Way.  The Way was used clandestinely by many, especially those who became members of the subversive organization who became accustomed to using secrecy to obtain end results (The Way, No. 839).  Escrivá argued that compromise is a form of laziness and weakness (The Way, No. 54), and that the true Roman Catholics must follow blindly “in obedience” all Church teachings (The Way, No. 617 and No. 941): “Blind obedience to your superior, the way of sanctity. Obedience in your apostolate, the only way; for, in a work of God, the spirit must be to obey or to leave.” Submission to religious authority is understood to be a good in itself, while calling non-Catholic schools, “pagan schools” (The Way, No.866).  Modern enlightened thinkers, such as Voltaire (The Way, No. 849) were/are instruments of darkness.  This mordacity matches Santorum’s criticism of John F. Kennedy not being Catholic enough to be considered a Roman Catholic President of the USA (read here and here and here).     

While Kennedy vowed that the Vatican would not control politics or the White House in his Houston address, Santorum promised that he would obey the Roman Catholic Church in everything (read here and here),  thereby inviting a foreign power to rule over all Americans in the USA in a speech entitled “A Charge to Revive the Role of Faith in the Public Square” and billed as a “challenge” to Mr. Kennedy’s remarks a half-century ago (as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted here and here and here).   The last time faith had a place in the public square was during the Holy Inquisition (Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición) created through papal bull, Ad Abolendam, issued at the end of

Lucius III

the twelfth century by Pope Lucius III as a way to combat the Albigensian heresy in southern France.  It murdered over 50 million people (popular records and Wikipedia claim the number was only in the thousands) in Europe who were tortured to death and throughout Latin America (where some civilizations were more advanced than their Christian counterparts in Europe) in the Middle Ages) with the Spanish conquerors and their Roman Catholic monks and priests burned, raped, pillaged, and slaughtered in the name of Jesus. 

The Council of Harbonne, in 1244, ordered that in sentencing heretics “no husband should be spared because of his wife, nor wife because of her husband and no parent spared from a helpless child”, through the Reformation era w hen Cardinal Giovanni Caraffa, ruled (for Pope Paul III):

Firstly, when the faith is in question, there must be no delay; bat at the slightest suspicion, rigorous measures must be resorted to with all speed.  Secondly, no consideration is to be shown to any prince or prelate, however high his station. Thirdly, extreme severity is rather to be exercised against those who attempt to shied themselves under the protection of any potentate, and fourthly, no man must lower himself by showing toleration toward heretics of any kind”, with Jews especially targeted for slaughter. 

It rose again 1940-1945 when it slaughtered over 40 million more “souls” in the name of ethnic cleansing: holocaust. 

Auto-da-fé, Plaza Mayor in Lima, Viceroyalty of Peru, 17th century (in author's private collection)

The Reformation and Counter-Reformation saw the rise of censorship, book burning (a favorite form of discouraging dissent and controlling education in both the Roman Catholic and Protestant cults) and banning, beheading, water-boarding, numerous auto-de-fé executions (especially in Lima, Perú where the Jesuits, Augustinians and other nefarious sacerdotal groups masquerading as priests and postulants raped, sodomized, stole, and slaughtered with immunity; 1175 cases were called for investigation in 1570, and 31 were burned at the stake 1540-1700; Medina, José Toribio (1887-1899). Historia de la Inquisición de Lima; de Chile; le la Plata; de Cartagena de las Indias; en las islas Filipinas (6 vol.), (1887–1899) a shorter version (2 vols.) was issued in 1887 under the title Historia del tribunal del Santo oficio de la inquisicion de Lima (1569-1820) Santiago [de Chile] Imprint:. Gutenberg, 1887. I have in my private library Medina, José Toribio (1899), El Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición en las Islas Filipinas. Santiago de Chile: Elzeviriana, and Medina José Toribio (1899). Historia del Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición de Cartagena de las Indias. Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Elzeviriana, and others. I compare these with my rarest volumen on the Inquisition that was issued by Santo Oficio de la Inquisición de Córdoba, Relacion del auto de fe, que se celebró por el Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisicion de Cordova, en el Real Convento de San Pablo, del Orden de Santo Domingo, el domingo doze de abril del mil setecientos y veinte y dos años. [Madrid, Spain] Se hallará … en casa de Isidro Joseph Serrete, librero) and more.

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, a.k.a. Opus Dei University (Rome)

Santorum’s rising role in the rancorous rite of Opus Dei is detailed in an Opus Dei funded trip to attend their private university in Rome in January 2002, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross Foundation, and promulgate the past proselytizing of the patron of the group.  He praised Escrivá, of whom it is recorded that the Spaniard would, like the

Gateway to Pontifical University of the Holy Cross Opus Dei

monk Silas (Opus Dei does not have monks, however) in Brown’s exposé, whip himself until the walls of a bathroom were splattered with blood, and later

A stone etching on the outside of the church above, a place to put donations for candles for the dead (Holy Cross U Opus Dei Rome)

would write: “Blessed be pain. Loved be pain. Sanctified be pain…Glorified be pain!” The same message glorifying pain became the hallmark message of the mad woman of Calcutta Mother Theresa who saw suffering as the price of sin that she took a sadistic delight in seeing it manifest among the incurables whom she watched suffer and die, claiming that it is a spiritual privilege to suffer.  (Mother Theresa (1994), Suffering into Joy; what Mother Teresa teaches about true joy prepared and edited by Eileen Egan and Kathleen Egan. Ann Arbor, MI, USA: Servant Publications; such morose delight was actually condemned by Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Prima Secundae Partis Q. 74, with Mother Theresa openly exhibiting epikhairekakos (ἐπιχαιρέκακος) mentality: cf. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, 2.7.1108b1-10; cp. Takahashi, H.; Kato, M.; Matsuura, M.; Mobbs, D.; Suhara, T.; Okubo, Y. (2009-02-13). February 13, 2009: “When Your Gain Is My Pain and Your Pain Is My Gain: Neural Correlates of Envy and Schadenfreude” by Hidehiko Takahashi et al. Science (Sciencemag.org) 323 (5916): 937–9).  This became a part of the modus operandi to skim money off for Mother Theresa from organized crime (cf. David Wise’s 2002 book, Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI’s Robert Hans­sen Betrayed America, Robert Philip Hanssen paid Mother Theresa $30,000 he had earned while spying for the former Soviet Union while serving as a high-placed FBI agent and a member of Opus Dei.  Hanssen exposed three soviet agents in the CIA; two were later executed. Hanssen was introduced to Gospel Catholic readers in Volume 17, No. 4, (Spring 2001) as a holy man of Opus Dei.

Robert Hanssen arrested

Rev Robert Bucciarelli, an Opus Dei priest told Hanssen that if he gave the money to Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, a Roman Catholic nun born and raised in Albania and went to India at the age of 19, who was more concerned about abortion than hunger and overpopulation and with no interest in easing the burden of poverty rampant throughout India while Mother Teresa took in hundreds of thousands of dollars to build retirement homes for aged priests and nuns; the biggest complaint against this pseudo-saint was that she expected her 3000 nuns to needlessly suffer “to make God happy”), he would not have to tell the truth about his spying nor the assassinations he ordered, in keeping with the Opus Dei code that Senator Santorum fully supports), and damned the only US Roman Catholic president John F. Kennedy as not being Roman Catholic “enough”.

Frank Shakespeare (ambassador to Vatican 1986-1989)

Hanssen played a significant role in Opus Dei and working for the Soviets that the FBI did not catch. In one missed warning around 1987, the report says, Mr. Hanssen committed ”a serious security breach” by disclosing information to a Soviet defector he was debriefing.  Instead of being reprimanded, Hanssen was promoted under pressure from the Ronald Reagan White House that appointed Frank Shakespeare, a Roman Catholic, graduated from Holy Cross college and member of Opus Dei, as ambassador to the Pope in attempting to gain stronger support from the Vatican.

In 1993, Mr. Hanssen sought out a Russian agent in a parking garage and tried to give him a package with classified data, the report says. The overture was ‘”remarkable for its recklessness and self-destructive quality,” it says, and the Russians were so concerned that they were being set up that they filed a formal protest with the United States government. The investigation never led to Mr. Hanssen. Santorum only had praise for the “religious fervor” of Hanssen.

The FBI only learned of how far Hanssen went after it paid a KGB agent $7 million to learn details, that were already revealed in Wise’s book, in 2002 when George W. Bush was approached about Opus Dei and would accept conversion to Roman Catholicism and become a member of Opus Dei (read: Wise, David (2002). SPY: The Inside Story of How the FBI’s Robert Hanssen betrayed America(New York, NY, USA: Random House).   The Republican Party in the USA, since 1975, has been targeted by Opus Dei and other radical religious movements such as the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), whose most illustrious and best known confessors are US

Michele and Marcus Bachmann after denouncing LGBT civil and human rights

Congressional Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Marcus Bachmann a self-styled psychologist who is not registered to practice in Minnesota, having bought his degree online, in an effort to turn the USA into a theocracy on the order of Iran.  In 2011, as his wife pursued the USA presidency, Marcus Bachmann continued to style himself as a reparative therapist to “pray away the gay”, even though reparative therapy is denounced by all major psychological and psychiatric professionals and organizations

Archbishop Broglio (US Military Chaplain)

The junk science of reparative therapy, however, has been endorsed by most Roman Catholic bishops (especially the malcontent archbishop Timothy Paul Andrew Broglio (born 1951, now archbishop for the Military Services in the United States of America services) whose own sexuality has been speculated on for a long time; he has long been associated with Opus Dei) and pseudo-scientists, believes in “holy war” and supports having Bible citations on armaments used by USA military personnel as a way to “educate” them in Christianity and help them on their “mission to bring people to the Lord Jesus Christ”.

Santorums rural Virginia home-made possible with sweetheart loan

Rick Santorum is no saint, and while in Congress (1991-1995) and the US Senate (1995-2007)  was faced with numerous questions of personal and professional ethics.  Santorum received a preferred mortgage from a bank run by campaign donors (unorthodox $500,000 mortgage that Santorum and his wife secured on the home in rural Virginia they had purchased for $643,361.

According to a series of reports in the Philadelphia Daily News, the mortgage came from Philadelphia Trust Company, a fledgling private bank catering to “affluent investors and institutions” whose officers had contributed $24,000 to Santorum’s political action committees and re-election campaign. Santorum’s public disclosure forms showed he did not have the required minimum $250,000 in liquid assets and was not an investor with Philadelphia Trust.), and $8 million in Santorum-sponsored federal earmark funds that went to a real estate developer who backed his charity. “There were several instances in which Santorum appeared to have taken campaign contributions in direct exchange for legislative assistance,” said Sloan, whose organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), spent months investigating Santorum’s activities while he was in office. “He violated Senate gift rules by accepting a mortgage from a bank in which he had no interest and which otherwise made loans only to its own investors.”

The other issue that captivated Santorum critics involved a non-profit charity called Operation Good Neighbor (Barbara Bonfiglio is treasurer of Operation Good Neighbor. She was also treasurer of Santorum’s reelection campaign and a lobbyist) that paid $216,000 in “travel” expenses for Santorum in 2004. Santorum founded the organization to “illustrate compassionate conservatism” but did not take a formal role in its day-to-day operations. The charity was run by his campaign staffers who paid themselves generous salaries “in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ”. It operated out of the same building as his campaign headquarters. And its board included several top Washington, D.C. lobbyists who had clients with millions of dollars in business before the U.S. Senate, according to a 2006 report by WTAE, the ABC News affiliate in Pittsburgh.

The chairman of Operation Good Neighbor was Michael O’Neill, CEO of Preferred Real Estate. The company was involved in a waterfront development in Chester, Pennsylvania, with Santorum’s help, benefitted from more than $8 million in federal grants, according to local reports; neither the Middle Class, nor the poor, found any benefit or largesse from Operation Good Neighbor or Rick Santorum.

Hunger in the USA (1999 - 2009)

Santorum is against anything that helps the poor or Middle Class.  He is against food stamps, as Santorum claims there are so many people are obese, so no one needs more food!  Hunger was highest during Santorum’s time in public office.  Santorum is out-of-touch with reality with his attacks on Food Stamps (that name has been changed; the Food Stamp Program has been replaced by SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the Food Stamp Program), the nation’s most important anti-hunger program.   In 2011, SNAP helped almost 45 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet in a typical month.  Contrary to Santorum’s claim that Food Stamps are used to feed the fat, the “lazy Blacks” and other social parasites, nearly 75 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children; more than one-quarter are in households with seniors or people with disabilities.  While SNAP’s fundamental purpose is to help low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities afford an adequate diet and avoid hardship, it promotes other goals as well, such as reducing poverty, supporting and encouraging work, protecting the overall economy from risk, and promoting healthy eating.  Santorum, along with Governor Jon Huntsman (R-UT) wants the poor and hungry to “feel real pain” by defunding the program in favor of giving grants to the states to use as each state choses. Santorum argues should be applied to other assistance programs, cutting families off without regard to their current situation but instead based on timelines set by Congress, chortling: “We’ve gotta block-grant [food stamps] and send it back to the states, just like I did with welfare reform — do the same thing with Medicaid, including housing programs, block-grant them, send them back to the states, require work, and you put a time limit on it.”  If the time limit runs out, the poor can take jobs offering less than minimum wage and live on scraps, following the raw rhetoric of Chuck Bentley of the radical right Reverend Moon’s sordid Washington Times pseudo-journalism, claiming that the Food Stamp Program (SNAP) is saturated with corruption. SNAP payment accuracy has continued to improve, reaching all-time highs (see graph released by the US Food and Nutrition Service).  

SNAP error rates 1990 - 2010

Even-more-so, the Congressional Budget Office predicts that SNAP spending will fall as a share of the economy in coming years as the economy recovers and temporary benefit expansions that Congress enacted in 2009 expire.  Far from being a drain on the US economy, SNAP helps the US economy: putting dollars back into the market sector, keeping food tenders (grocers, farmers, and so forth) working, and lowering medical costs by improving diet and health. The problem with this is that the gluttonous insurance industry is not making the obscene profits it is accustomed to generating, hospitals are seeing fewer patients with chronic illnesses due to inadequate diet, and people are more productive and attentive.  The presidency most successful in cutting back fraud and abuse has been that of Barrack Obama.

Health Insurance profits rising

The former Pennsylvania US Senator operates in blinding ignorance of public health research claiming that those who can afford health insurance will be healthy–as health insurance profits rise–even though an increasing number of Americans have no health insurance while asserting that health care reform would mean compromised treatment for people like his disabled daughter are directly contrary to fact. 

Food stamps recipients soar

Santorum is not worried about food choices in poor neighborhoods, and has taken direct aim and doing away with any safety net for Black Americans, exposing his racism even further.  Speaking in Le Mars, Iowa on Monday December 5, 2011, Santorum told a group that he would cut the food stamp programthat 48 million people depend on (out of a national population of 300-million people, and in Iowa, where Santorum made his comments, only

Food stamp recipients 2009 (New York Times graphic)

9% of all Blacks receive food stamps while 84% are white) with 1 in 4 children depending on food stamps to avoid hunger and starvation, asking: “If hunger is a problem in America, then why do we have an obesity problem among the people who we say have a hunger problem?” 

Where jobs disappear, food stamp use increases

Food stamp use is on a fast track in Santorum’s declared home state of Pennsylvania, yet he had never worked to help the poor who live there.

Santorum ignores that hunger has jumped because of the rising number of people who are out of work and those whose wages have been severely cutback.  Recent data from the US Department of Agriculture found that nearly “70 percent [of all] households that relied on food stamps last year had no earned income.”  An additional 20% of households in the USA had no cash income at all in 2010.  Food prices have gone up, so hunger increased.

Poverty in the USA

Santorum is a quasi-covert racist.  He opposes the idea that it “takes a village” to raise a child. Santorum noted that the phrase comes from an “African proverb” and is but an excuse to rob from the rich to aid the poor and struggling.  A further example of Santorum’s racism can be read in a statement Santorum made in Iowa on Monday, January 2, 2012. Speaking to Republicans in Iowa on Monday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) said his administration would reform welfare to the point that it would offer no welfare at all. After

Rise in Health Care Insurance costs leading to greater poverty in the USA

suggesting that an expansion of Medicare is really just a plot to make voters more “dependent” on Washington, Santorum added: “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money”.  Social welfare programs, such as Medicaid, are equated as being part of fascism and autocratic government.  27.4% of all Blacks in the USA are living in poverty, compared to 9.9% of all whites.

Santorum’s knowledge of history (he knows next to nothing about Europe) and contemporary affairs are as weak-to-non-existent as those of Newt Gingrich.  While Gingrich claimed that Palestinians are an “invented people,” Santorum claimed on November 11, 2011 that “All the people that [sic: who] live in the West Bank are Israelis.  They are not Palestinians. There is no Palestinian. This is Israeli land.” (watch here and read here The Jewish Week)   Many Israeli Jews and Jews of other nationality support the two State solution based on UN resolution. Santorum’s statement mirrors the views of the Christian Zionists who as Hank Hanegraaff said “defend ethnic cleansing as a divine command” and are “bent on ensuring that the horrors of Armageddon become a self-fulfilling prophecy” (Hanegraaff, Hank (2007). The Apocalypse Code: Find out what the Bible really says about the end-times and why it matters today. Nashville, TN, USA: Thomas Nelson, p. 167; a Spanish edition was published by Thomas Nelson in 2008). As for 1967 war, Menachem Begin said, “We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack Him [Naser]”.  (Finkelstein, Norman G. (2003), Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (London, UK; New York, NY, USA: Verso, p. 135). Santorum’s statement is an outright lie (read also here and here).

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi personally caused the murder of more than 1 million Iraqis

In 2006, Santorum told reporters he had “evidence” of WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) in Iraq—a foible that has since been exposed as a lie by “Curveball” (an Iraqi defector: Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi) to involve the Western Powers in an illegal war to “bring down” Saddam Hussein.  On September 7, 2006, in an op-ed for the Pittsburgh Post Santorum issued a tirade against Islamic fascism and began to go after Iran, and said nothing about Roman Catholic fascism, proclaiming that Iran is at the center of the world’s conflicts.

After leaving the US Senate, Santorum’s income jumped—along with star power working for Fox News and distorting the truth.  A large portion came from his lobbying efforts in opposition to clean air, water, and the environment. $332,000 — came from his work as a consultant for groups advocating and lobbying for industry interests. That included $142,500 to help advise a Pennsylvania natural gas firm, Consol Energy, and $65,000 to consult with lobby firm American Continental Group, and its insurance services client.  His opposition to universal health care that he refers to as Obamacare is directly related to the largesse heaped on him by the insurance industry in the USA (read here and here).

Rick Santorum at Republican Leadership Conference (New Orleans)

Opposed to science, Santorum wants creationism (“Intelligent Design”) required as the only fact for everyone to believe in.  He claims that creationism is a “legitimate scientific theory” (it is not) and must be taught in classrooms even if it means dismissing teachers who are not strong “people of faith and support the Bible.”  His antiquated ideas are endorsed by the Discovery Institute’s leaders who argue that the “people” want creationism. Santorum denies the reality of global warming (watch the video); he is the most fevered opponent of any science that does not match the Bible, and believes the world was created in six days and that the sun travels around the earth, as detailed in Joshua (for Santorum, the Bible is without error). He not only has attempted to gut every science program in the USA, but sponsored a bill that would have gutted the core functions of The National Weather Service, and handed it to private companies, including AccuWeather (which is in his home state)–in exchange for a hefty fee.  He has never spoken with Zack Kopplin.

The greatest threat to the USA and American democracy is a Roman Catholic presidency of Rick Santorum who is owned by the Vatican and Opus Dei. Liberties and freedom fought for in 1776 will be dashed and a theocracy more brutal than that by the Spanish sacerdotal scions will be unleashed as women lose control over their bodies, the young denied an objective education, and the elderly pillaged of their savings and retirement all in the name of a religion that has existed for 1678 years.  It is already evident in the nefarious muzzling of Roman Catholic clergy in Minnesota by would-be censor and mind-controlling Archbishop / theocrat John Clayton Neinstedt of Minneapolis-St.

John Clayton Nienstedt

St. Paul (read here and here), a recognized bully responsible for numerous suicides throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul (read here and here), and pedophile prelates and priests in cathedrals from California to Texas and Pennsylvania while the Roman Catholic bishop Gabino Zavala of San Diego resigns after admitting fathering two teenagers and others repackage discrimination under the disguise of “religious freedom” with Bishop William E. Lori, bishop of Bridgeport, CT, a diocese rocked with numerous lawsuits against the clergy (a list of Fathers and Monsignori accused of pedophilia) who sexually attacked underage youth during the stormy tenure of now-retired New York cardinal Edward Egan, in a reportmore than 12,000 pages long, cackling before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution in October 2011, that to allow

Bishop Gabino Zavala of San Diego

all people freedom of choice would curtail the right to discriminate by Roman Catholics and other cults.   Rick Santorum’s public stand against gay civil rights has been loudly booed on the campaign trail as most young, and many older people do not tolerate the discrimination shown by Santorum and the Roman Catholic Church.

Santorum claimed that priests were pedophiles primarily in “liberal” dioceses, such as Boston, while it also exists in all other dioceses including in Dubuque, Iowa and Joliet, Illinois,  etc. with the arch-conservative diocese of San Diego, CA covering up pedophile priests misconduct as its bishop fathered two children.  Pedophilia, Santorum equates as being homosexual attacks—which it is not.  There have always been a large number of religious leaders who sexually attacked, raped, sodomized, and violated who were young girls (read here and here) as well as young adults and older women (read here and here for a stellar article by Katherine van Wormer and Lois Berns of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls).
 

Santorum "tweet" on homosexuality

Santorum’s preoccupation with homosexuality strongly suggests a conscious effort to suppress his own secreted sexual interests.  This is clearly seen in his Associated Press interview, when Santorum declared on April 7, 2003: “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society? I would argue yes, it does. … That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing.”  One thing is clear, as it is with Bradlee Dean and even more so with Bob Vander Plaats of Iowa, is that Rick Santorum is obsessed with homosexuality, all of whom exhibit Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)–a psychiatric disorder that can cause severe distress, disability, and social impairment (cf. Gillan, Claire M.; Papmeyer, Martina; Morein-Zamir, Sharon; Sahakian, Barbara J. Sahakian; Fineberg, Naomi A.; Robbins, Trevor W. Robbins; and de Wit, Sanne de Wit (2011). “Disruption in the Balance Between Goal-Directed Behavior and Habit Learning in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”. American Journal of Psychiatry, July; 168 (7); 718-726; cp. Kämpfer, Nicole; Fluri, Peter (2001). Unbeachtet  mittendrin: Diskriminierung von schwulen und lesbischen  KlientInnen in der ambulanten Beratung. Zürich, Switzerland: Edition Soziothek).

Rev. Ted Haggard

Santorum’s preoccupation with male homosexuality and his condemnation of it is similar to Ted Haggard and other Protestant sexual predators (Bazemore, Patricia M, “Homosexuality” ed. David Bienenfeld, with a special section devoted to judgmentalism leading to suicides among homosexuals,  and the role of religion).  While denouncing homosexuality, all were actively engaged in homosexual activity. 

One of the most outspoken homophobes, later exposed as a gay man in a mega-church pulpit, the Rev. Ted Haggard, a strong supporter of Santorum, even when his second gay affair became public knowledge as his wife, Gayle, argued that it was conditioned into her husband and was neither genetic nor a result of incubation in the womb  before Ted admitted to a second affair, and subsequent affairs.  This led the preacher into wife-swapping with actor Gary Busey.  Haggard and Biblical-literalists are correct in noting that such actions as wife-swapping (and even homosexuality) have Biblical antecedents.  Not only did Lot offer his daughters to the citizens of Sodom (the first Biblical gang bang in Genesis 19) before committing incest and impregnating both daughters in the mountains outside of the City of Zoar (Genesis 19:8 ff), but Abram sold his wife Sara several times to different sovereigns (including to the King of Sodom and the Egyptian pharaoh in Genesis 12:11 and 18, cp. Genesis 20:1-18, etc.) as neither the Torah nor the Bible saw marriage as being between one man and one woman (Solomon did have 700 wives and 300 concubines, for example; and, Jacob did marry his first cousins who were sisters, etc). 

Santorum has conveniently forgotten Luke 6:37, but like Bob Vander Plaats of Iowa, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Santorum’s knowledge of scripture is not even minimal (none read Greek, Coptic, and other early Biblical languages) showing distinct borderline personality disorder (consider Cutler, Brian L. (2011). Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons from Psychological Research. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association) a problem affecting 30.8 million Americans, with Santorum’s close to avoidant personality disorder (read The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition text revision. (DSM-IV TR) published by the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.  The inflexibility of this mental disorder can have dire effects). 

Charles Gilbert Chaddock

Homosexuality is neither a medical disease or a mental disorder (American Medical Association, American Psychological AssociationAmerican Psychiatric Association, etc.)  Homosexuality is natural, normal, healthy, and if a person is self-actualized is a contributing creative force.  There is no condemnation of homosexuality in the Torah, Jewish Old Testament, or Christian New Testament—as the word “homosexual” did not exist before 1892, first used by C. G. Chaddock in his translation of Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis (Chaddock, Charles Gilbert (1892, trans.) Krafft-Ebing, Richard [baron] von, Psychopathia sexualis: with especial reference to contrary sexual instinct: a medico-legal study … translation of the seventh German edition. Philadelphia, PA, USA, and London,UK: F.A. Davis Co; the original was published in 1886 with the title Psychopathia sexualis: eine klinisch-forensische Studie. Stuttgart: Enke). The Biblical objection is to Temple Prostitution in non-Yahwistic religions, known as Qadesh (קדשה)‎, which is a feminine noun,  that the King James Version of the Bible deliberately mistranslated as “sodomite”. It has been repeatedly misused by Santorum who is neither a linguist, biblical scholar, or knowledgeable about the ancient world, but found time to speak

Bradlee Dean (Smith) with tattoos

with Minnesota’s pontiff of perdition and herald of hate Bradlee Dean, who claims “Obama is no Christian”, and calls for the execution of homosexuals worldwide in the name of Jesus (read here and here) yet Dean (Smith) ignores Leviticus 19:28, dropping his support for homophobic Congresswoman Michele Bachmann  in favor of Rick Santorum who is more in keeping with his desire to kill as many homosexuals as possible, on the order of mega church leader Rick Warren of California and other Protestants and Roman Catholics. Uganda has passed a law requiring a three-year prison sentence for anyone who knows a homosexual and does not report the person to the government for execution.  

Roger Vangheluwe, bishop of Bruges, pictured in November 2006

Priests, pastors, rabbis, imams, and other religious leaders who are pedophiles are worldwide and include the lower echelon of clergy all the way forward to ayatollahs and archbishops (e.g. Danneels stepped down as Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and Roger Vangheluwe, the bishop of Bruges for the last 25 years, was forced to resign after admitting to sexually abusing a boy earlier in his career; little has been published about pedophile bishops, priests and nuns in Perú (that led to the murder of two priests in Lima in 2011; child prostitution is a way of life in Peru) and even less on preying Pentecostal pastors (read here and here).  What is ignored is the plethora of Protestant preachers that actually exceeds that of the Roman Catholic clergy with 260 Protestant cases compared with 228 Roman Catholic in the USA alone.   

With the advent of the Opus Dei cardinal Cipriani slithering into Perú, continuing to halo fantasies, fictions, and pseudohistories, the number of pedophile priests rose. In 2007, Daniel Bernardo Beltrán Murguía Ward, a 42 year-old SCV consecrated layman was found by the National Police in a hostel in Cercado de Lima with a 12 year-old boy, of whom he was taking sexually explicit pictures and performing oral sex (read here and here; both documents are in Spanish).   Throughout Latin Americaand Spain where Opus Dei has a stranglehold on the media other priests, monks, nuns, sisters, and bishops (such as the President Bishop Fernando Lugo Mendez of Paraguay who

Bishop Fernando Lugo Mendez (President of Paraguay)

admitted having a child while the Vatican still considered him to be a bishop) are throwing off their vows of chastity with their robes, and molesting people of all ages. Opus Dei has taken no action against its members who confess to child abuse and pedophilia–save for them to pray more, give more time and money to “the work of God” and “convert the world”.  The Opus Dei archbishop of Lima takes a more kindly approach of offering only reproach for “misguided actions”.

The Vatican and other religious groups are attempting to stop the dissemination of this knowledge by censoring the internet, with Benedict XVIbeing the most culpable of the religious leaders today protecting pedophile priests with

Juan Luis Cipriani

solicitation frequently occurring within the confessional (read here in Spanish and here in Latin; the majority of the crimes have been hidden by Lima’s archbishop Juan Luis cardinal Cipriani Thorne, a fervent apologist for and member of Opus Dei who is bitterly opposed to basic human and civil rights especially for women.  Cipriani is endorsed and supported by the odiously opportunistic Perú Council of (Roman Catholic) Bishops who are equally opposed to any human rights for any Peruano who does not follow the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church: women who demand freedom of

"Human rights are not for 'fools' ('fools' literally is 'assholes' or 'bastards')"

choice and the right to determine what happens to their bodies, the LGBT community that is out in Lima but hides in the provinces, non-Roman Catholics struggling for equality and a decent education, educators who reject the Roman Catholic Church’s stand on the sciences and other subjects, and so forth.

Julián Herranz Casado (Opus Dei leader in Spain)

While Cipriani is a cardinal, and the only Opus Dei cardinal in South America, he is not unique.  There is one other Opus Dei cardinal: Julián Herranz Casado of Spain who is even more corrupt than Cipriani (the document is in Italian). Herranz Casado was President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts until his resignation from that body on February 15, 2007).  Most of his statements followed the intolerant line of the ayatollahs of Iran, and none reflective the inclusion sought by Pope John XXIII. 

Unfortunately, little is said about the crimes of Roman Catholic and Protestant nuns/sisters of the church who drug unwed mothers (sometimes wed) to steal and sell their babies.  In Ireland, Roman Catholic nuns paid $193 million in settlements for exploiting and selling children (for Ireland, watch this video; for Australia watch this video (with more than 500,000 children abused, watch here); for Spain, watch this video; it happens in all nations, but most grievously in Roman Catholic countries, with the Roman Catholic Church abusing women of all ages, especially in Latin America where Opus Dei is strong, watch here; Perú is the least safe place to raise a child especially with the advent of Cipriani). This is the organization that the Santorums declare is “holy” and “created by God.”  All were waiting for a new Christ, a new Jesus as the one Opus Dei defined–or at least a politician who would act as they believed Jesus would act: intolerant (John 7:24 rejecting Matthew 7:1), confrontational (Matthew 28:19), exclusionary (John 14:6), hate-filled (John 9:41), quick to go to war (Matthew 10:34).

Santorum ultimately proclaimed that the USA needed a “Jesus candidate”: himself. Illusions of grandeur and divinity are constant within the psychologyof Santorum (cf. West, Louis Jolyon (1988). “The Anatomy of Illusion: Religious Cults and Destructive Persuasion”. American Journal of Psychiatry. 145:123-a-124; Forrest, David V. (2000). “Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind.”  American Journal of Psychiatry. 157:841-842).

Santorum fully supports, and yearns for a “holy war” against Islam and against any “enemy” of the Roman Catholic Church or his interpretation of what constitutes Christianity (cf. Hoge, Charles W.; Terhakopian, Artin; Castro, Carl A.; Messer, Stephen C.; and Engel, Charles C. (2007). “Association of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Somatic Symptoms, Health Care Visits, and Absenteeism Among Iraq War Veterans”. American Journal of Psychiatry. 164:150-153; to argue for a “holy war” is now considered a sign of insanity: Savin, Daniel (2011). “Wars, Insurgencies, and Terrorist Attacks: A Psychosocial Perspective From the Muslim World”. American Journal of Psychiatry. 168:653-654. A debate is available at “Reasoned discourse or a holy war: postscript to a report on ECT”. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1975;132:77-79; cp. Tuerk, Peter W. ; Grubaugh, Anouk L.; Hamner, Mark B.; and Foa, Edna B. (2009). “Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD-Related Compulsive Checking Behaviors in Veterans of the Iraq War: The Influence of Military Context on the Expression of PTSD Symptoms”. American Journal of Psychiatry. 166:762-767).  Santorum sang the praises of carnage when he carolled February 22, 2011: “The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical. And that is what the perception is by the American Left who hates Christendom. … ”  Santorum’s ignorance of history is most apparent, as is his lack of knowledge of Latin.  To help the former Senator, I offer this translation of Pope Urban II’s speech (as recorded by Robert the Monk):

“Oh, race of Franks, race from across the mountains, race chosen and beloved by God as shines forth in very many of your works set apart from all nations by the situation of your country, as well as by your catholic faith and the honor of the holy church! To you our discourse is addressed and for you our exhortation is intended. We wish you to know what a grievous cause has led us to Your country, what peril threatening you and all the faithful has brought us.

From the confines of Jerusalem and the city of Constantinople a horrible tale has gone forth and very frequently has been brought to our ears, namely, that a race from the kingdom of the Persians, an accursed race, a race utterly alienated from God, a generation forsooth which has not directed its heart and has not entrusted its spirit to God, has invaded the lands of those Christians and has depopulated them by the sword, pillage and fire; it has led away a part of the captives into its own country, and a part it has destroyed by cruel tortures; it has either entirely destroyed the churches of God or appropriated them for the rites of its own religion. They destroy the altars, after having defiled them with their uncleanness. They circumcise the Christians, and the blood of the circumcision they either spread upon the altars or pour into the vases of the baptismal font. When they wish to torture people by a base death, they perforate their navels, and dragging forth the extremity of the intestines, bind it to a stake; then with flogging they lead the victim around until the viscera having gushed forth the victim falls prostrate upon the ground. Others they bind to a post and pierce with arrows. Others they compel to extend their necks and then, attacking them with naked swords, attempt to cut through the neck with a single blow. What shall I say of the abominable rape of the women? To speak of it is worse than to be silent. The kingdom of the Greeks is now dismembered by them and deprived of territory so vast in extent that it can not be traversed in a march of two months. On whom therefore is the labor of avenging these wrongs and of recovering this territory incumbent, if not upon you? You, upon whom above other nations God has conferred remarkable glory in arms, great courage, bodily activity, and strength to humble the hairy scalp of those who resist you.

Let the deeds of your ancestors move you and incite your minds to manly achievements; the glory and greatness of king Charles the Great, and of his son Louis, and of your other kings, who have destroyed the kingdoms of the pagans, and have extended in these lands the territory of the holy church. Let the holy sepulchre of the Lord our Saviour, which is possessed by unclean nations, especially incite you, and the holy places which are now treated with ignominy and irreverently polluted with their filthiness. Oh, most valiant soldiers and descendants of invincible ancestors, be not degenerate, but recall the valor of your progenitors.

But if you are hindered by love of children, parents and wives, remember what the Lord says in the Gospel, “He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me.” “Every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my name’s sake shall receive a hundredfold and shall inherit everlasting life.” Let none of your possessions detain you, no solicitude for your family affairs, since this land which you inhabit, shut in on all sides by the seas and surrounded by the mountain peaks, is too narrow for your large population; nor does it abound in wealth; and it furnishes scarcely food enough for its cultivators. Hence it is that you murder one another, that you wage war, and that frequently you perish by mutual wounds. Let therefore hatred depart from among you, let your quarrels end, let wars cease, and let all dissensions and controversies slumber. Enter upon the road to the Holy Sepulchre; wrest that land from the wicked race, and subject it to yourselves. That land which as the Scripture says “floweth with milk and honey,” was given by God into the possession of the children of Israel Jerusalem is the navel of the world; the land is fruitful above others, like another paradise of delights. This the Redeemer of the human race has made illustrious by His advent, has beautified by residence, has consecrated by suffering, has redeemed by death, has glorified by burial. This royal city, therefore, situated at the centre of the world, is now held captive by His enemies, and is in subjection to those who do not know God, to the worship of the heathens. She seeks therefore and desires to be liberated, and does not cease to implore you to come to her aid. From you especially she asks succor, because, as we have already said, God has conferred upon you above all nations great glory in arms. Accordingly undertake this journey for the remission of your sins, with the assurance of the imperishable glory of the kingdom of heaven.

When Pope Urban had said these and very many similar things in his urbane discourse, he so influenced to one purpose the desires of all who were present, that they cried out, “It is the will of God! It is the will of God!” When the venerable Roman pontiff heard that, with eyes uplifted to heaven he gave thanks to God and, with his hand commanding silence, said:

Most beloved brethren, today is manifest in you what the Lord says in the Gospel, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them.” Unless the Lord God had been present in your spirits, all of you would not have uttered the same cry. For, although the cry issued from numerous mouths, yet the origin of the cry was one. Therefore I say to you that God, who implanted this in your breasts, has drawn it forth from you. Let this then be your war-cry in combats, because this word is given to you by God. When an armed attack is made upon the enemy, let this one cry be raised by all the soldiers of God: It is the will of God! It is the will of God!

And we do not command or advise that the old or feeble, or those unfit for bearing arms, undertake this journey; nor ought women to set out at all, without their husbands or brothers or legal guardians. For such are more of a hindrance than aid, more of a burden than advantage. Let the rich aid the needy; and according to their wealth, let them take with them experienced soldiers. The priests and clerks of any order are not to go without the consent of their bishop; for this journey would profit them nothing if they went without permission of these. Also, it is not fitting that laymen should enter upon the pilgrimage without the blessing of their priests.

Whoever, therefore, shall determine upon this holy pilgrimage and shall make his vow to God to that effect and shall offer himself to Him as a, living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, shall wear the sign of the cross of the Lord on his forehead or on his breast. When,’ truly’,’ having fulfilled his vow be wishes to return, let him place the cross on his back between his shoulders. Such, indeed, by the twofold action will fulfill the precept of the Lord, as He commands in the Gospel, He that taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me‘ “.

Speech of Pope Urban II (in Latin)

In the same manner as every pope since Urban II in 1095, Santorum continues to spread the lie that Christians did nothing against Muslims even though any basic textbook will state the opposite.  Santorums lies are justified by Mr. Josemaria Escrivá who ruled that lying for Christianity is acceptable, that Christianity never showed any “aggression” against Islam and argued that American intervention in the Middle East helps promote “core American values”:

“What I’m talking about is onward American [Christian] soldiers,” he said. “What we’re talking about are core American values. ‘All men are created equal’ — that’s a Christian value, but it’s an American value.”

“It’s become part of our national religion, if you will,” he continued. “The point I was trying to make was that the national faith, the national ideal, is rooted in the Christian ideal — in the Judeo-Christian concept of the person.”

When Santorum uses the word “Christian” he means Roman Catholic.  He does accept any of the various off-shoots from the church created by Constantine I in 325 CE.  He is especially anxious and angry about the rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), as he wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer on December 20, 2007:

“Would the potential attraction to Mormonism by simply having a Mormon in the White House threaten traditional Christianity by leading more Americans to a church that some Christians believe misleadingly calls itself Christian, is an active missionary church, and a dangerous cult?”

Bishop Robert Finn (Kansas City)

Santorum’s attack on the US Constitution is orchestrated by the four outspoken Opus Dei priests in the USA.  Santorum champions the US Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops attacks on fundamental freedoms in the USA as defined by the USA Supreme Court and common sense.  He is championed by Bishop Robert Finn of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese who “forgot” to tell police about child pornography and attempted to hide pedophile priests and has been indicted for these “omissions”.  Bishop Finn, is among the most unpopular US bishops and is regularly demonstrated against by people demanding that he leave the church and his post as bishop.  Unfortunately,

Roman Catholics protest against Bishop Finn

Bishop Finn is supported by Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio who shielded at least one priest accused of raping a  16-years-old boy in church who was abused approximately twice a month in exchange for a car and other gifts. 

Father John Fiala

Father John M. Fiala was a parish priest in Rocksprings, a community in the San Antonio area raped the youth at gun point, and later repeatedly raped the child and later attempted to have the boy killed; the attacks were hushed up by Archbishop Gomez, successor of Cardinal Mahony (the latter who covered up 25 years of pedophilia in the Los Angeles archdiocese), were not much different from the priests who attacked, raped and sodomized  young girls.  Added to this mix are two other Opus Dei prelates who take Escrivá and his book seriously: that there is no sin in covering up the peccadilloes of priests or parishioners who are members of Opus Dei if the sin further’s the advancement of “the Kingdom of God.”  The other USA Bishops  include  Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, equally guilty of cover ups, lies and deceits, as well as the iniquitous and reprehensible

Newark Archbishop John J. Myers (Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger)

Archbishop John Myers of Newark, NJ.  In 2002, Myers crafted a policy to shield pedophile priests. Although Myers publicly proclaimed that there would be transparency and truth in exposing all pedophile priests, he personally intervened to rescue four who sexually molested children and one adult.  Myers also wrote a letter of recommendation for one priest who broke into a woman’s house in Florida and assaulted her. The most controversial example is the Rev. Michael Fugee.  Fugee confessed to police eight years ago that he molested a 13-year-old boy. Myers refused to oust Fugee from the priesthood, and instead had the archdiocese assigned him last year as chaplain to St. Michael’s Hospital in Newark without telling hospital officials of his past, in keeping with the instructions of Josemaria Escrivá and Opus Dei. All four are Opus Dei prelates with the same desire detailed dramatically by Dan Brown in his book DaVinci Code that the Roman Catholic Church. 

US Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops

The Roman Catholic Conference of Bishops of the USA swear that their first and only allegiance is to Rome, not to the USA nor to the “rule of law of men” but to the “Vicar of Christ [the Pope]”.  While the US Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops claim that they meet to assist the faithful, especially the poor and hungry, that is seldom the case.  On the contrary, meetings are conducted to determine the destiny of the LGBT (homosexual) community and what the Roman Catholic Church’s response is to be toward “the problem.”  The primary problem is that none of the bishops have any academic or scientific knowledge concerning homosexuality nor even sexuality (given the absurdity of the

US Roman Catholic Bishops Conference on Homosexuality

unnatural and abnormal act of clerical celibacy).  They fund succor only in their interrelationship with evangelical Christian communities that damn the LGBT community on false interpretations and maligned translations of ancient scripture.  There is no reference to APA (neither American Psychological Association nor American Psychiatric Association) nor any medical association’s study and findings on the natural reality of homosexuality.  For Roman Catholic bishops, priests and nuns, many who are gay and others who are pedophiles, homosexuality remains a sin–without any Biblical justification for condemnation.  Because of this antiquated stand, they are saluted by evangelical churches worldwide.

Sandra Miesel

Some evangelical churches, including Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network attempted to suppress  in print and film the most unreliable and miserly scholarship is that of Sandra Miesel.  Miesel attacks, with no knowledge of Coptic or other early Christian languages before Eusebius of Caesarea was ordered to create fifty copies of the Bible by the Emperor Constantine, to send to the churches in the East,  Dan Brown for using the scholarly works and frequently and heavily cited translations of the renowned

Elaine Pagels

international scholar Elaine Pagels because of her “feminist scholarship”.  Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University.  Her PhD is from Harvard University and she is recognized as an authority on the Nag Hammadi library manuscripts.  Pagels has also exposed the Pastoral Epistles (1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus) as pseudonymous writings created to make it appear as if Paul was anti-Gnostic.  This is revealed in her work The Gnostic Gospels

Miesel’s claim to credibility (marginal at best) is that she holds master’s degrees in biochemistry and medieval history from the University of Illinois.  Her publications do not attest to either discipline.  She is the co-author of two books: one on Brown’s book The DaVinci Code, the other on the writings of Peter Pullman who authored children’s books—whom she calls “the pied piper of atheism”, two works of fiction and one essay: Myth, Symbol, and Religion in The Lord of the Rings. T-K Graphics.  All are poorly written with faulty logic and reasoning, and startling errors.  A fervent Roman Catholic Miesel’s religion blocks serious scholarship and review.

Leonardo Da Vinci "The Last Supper"

Miesel’s primary purpose is in defending her church, with a concentrated attack on Brown’s use of DaVinci’s Last Supper, a painting that the leading expert on has declared that the image of “John” is definitely that of a woman. One article notes:  

Carlos Pedretti [born in Bologna, Italy, 1928  a professor emeritus of art history and Armand Hammer Chair in Leonardo Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, who is consulted whenever there is a dispute about the authenticity of a work ascribed to DaVinci], one of the world’s leading Leonardo experts and head of the Leonardo Institute in Florence offered a rare word of agreement, noting that a portrait of the figure next to Jesus, sketched by one of Leonardo’s top students, clearly appears to be a woman.

Carlos Pedretti authenticating Da Vinci work

The critics, who follow Miesel’s reasoning, for the most part are Roman Catholics and strict biblical constructionists.  It is no surprise that they would be against nearly all (if not all) of the tome.  Hank Hanagraaff is among those most determined to prove the infallibility of scripture (which already is being questioned by Jews and Christians) and rejects the reality of a massive suppression of documentation by the Emperor Constantine I and his clique of religious supporters opposed to Arian and other “heretics.” What upsets many is the claim that Jesus married, with the common response being that Jesus never married–a situation highly unorthodox in the days that the New Testament Jesus supposedly lived.

John Dominic Crossan of beliefnet.org argues that Jesus did not marry because (1) Jesus was considered to be living in a time anticipating an apocalypse and Jesus was a member of the Essenes at Qumran who practiced communal celibacy in anticipation of End Time; (2) the Essenes were living a “heaven on earth” by being celibate and contributing their money to unfortunate poor girls (Damascus Document 14:12-17); (3) Jesus actually believed that the Kingdom of God was already in place and for that reason marriage and procreation was no longer necessary (cp. 1 Corinthians 7).  If any of these reasons were/are true, then the Jesus of the New Testament was not (1) the Son of God but a son of a god, (2) had separated himself from the Law (requiring all to “multiply”), and (3) Jesus was ascetic in imitation of a nonsexual god. Crossan does add a few additional arguments for the celibacy of Jesus: (1) the times were prosperous for construction, but (2) at the same time there was great poverty.  The real problem is that the gospels give various and different accounts.  While it is commonly thought that Jesus worked as a carpenter (Matthew 13:55, 23:8), Mark 6:3 says Jesus was a manual (unskilled) laborer (tekton); Luke 3:23 only says that Jesus was Joseph’s son (there is no hint that Joseph was either a foster or stepfather, but in fact is clearly noted as the father).  Jesus, Crossan concludes, was too poor to marry.  That I find highly amusing, as even the poorest “marry” and marriage in that age was not necessarily before any officiant, but only an announcement made to witnesses–and sex occurs (as does ovulation and the fertilization of an egg) without marriage and outside of marriage.  Marriage was not a requisite for having a baby, being a mother or father, or of raising a child.  My reason to argue that Jesus was married comes from the Jewish law. Jewish Mishnaic Law says “An unmarried man may not be a teacher” and celibacy was frowned on under Jewish law (TB 29 b; TB Yev. 62b, 63a).  Rabbis were supposed to be married, to best help their congregations. Jesus is frequently addressed as Rabbi (teacher, cf. John 1:49, Mark 11:21) and was addressed that way even before the Sanhedrin.

Gospel of Philip

The Gospel of Philip 63:35-36, 59 sq (a Coptic translation from the earlier Greek version) records that Jesus loved Mary Magdalene more than any of his other followers, and let her wipe his feet at the Last Supper–a statement that gives proof that she was there.  Furthermore, the  Gospel of Philip (the oldest scroll still in existence is dated back to the early third century) was accorded gospel status until politics intervened to have it removed because of its favorable passages on Mary Magdalen (Magdalene translates as “watchtower” and “kindle”) and its emphasis on marriage:

And the companion of the […] Mary Magdalene. […] loved her more than all the disciples, and used to kiss her often on her […].  The rest of the disciples […] .  They said to him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?”  The Saviour answered and said to them, “Who do I not love you like her? When a blind man and one who sees are both together in darkness, they are no different from one another. When the light comes, then he who sees will see the light, and he who is blind will remain in darkness.”

Gospel of Mary Magdalene (fragment; parts destroyed by rats)

In the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, the Magdalene (it is a city: Magda, it does not mean “prostitute”) again takes a central role (5:2-6 and 9:4-10). In John 20, it clearly states that Jesus spoke first to Mary when he allegedly rose from the grave. 

Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas, written at the same time as the canonic gospels, has the quarrel between Peter and Magdalene, but in this account Jesus vows to make Mary “into” or “equal” with a man/Peter (114:1-3) so that she can sit with the apostles.  In all of the Gnostic gospels, it is Peter who is angry, and Mary is the one who brings calm.  Mary is the guiding force, and isolated communities were not always composed of men; prior to the arrival of the Habiru, Palestine (and later “Christians” from the area) were matriarchal and matrilineal as found in numerous ancient scrolls and fragments.

Miesel minces towards the mercenary murdering of the truth in her zeal to protect the Roman Catholic Church that even the Arian bishop Eusebius of Caesarea confesses was formalized by Constantine I in 325 CE, and was far more tolerant than today’s imposter.  As Eusebius bishop of Caesarea wrote (History of the Church, Bk 10, para. 5): Ήδη μεν πάλαι σκοπουντες την έλευθερίαν της θρησκείας ούκ άρνητέαν ειναι άλλ’ ενος εκάστου τη διανοία και τη βουλήσει έξουσίαν δοτέον του τά  θεια πράγματα τημελειν κατά τήν αύτου προαίρεσιν έκαστον κεκελεύκειμεν τοίς τε Χριστιανοίς … της αίρέσεως καί της έαυτων τήν πίστιν φυλάττειν. There is confusion about the words where I have inserted ellipses, as the Latin read pluribus hominibus, but the Greek has έν πολλοις άπασιν (pluribus omnibus). Eusebius was translating from the Latin text; a full translation of the Greek is: For a long time past we have made it our aim that freedom of worship should not be denied, but that every man, according to his own inclination and wish, should be given permission to practice his religion as he chose …. Every man may have permission to choose and practice whatever religion he wishes

The burning of the books at the Library of Alexandria 392 CE

The Library of Alexandria, the largest and most significant library in the world, it was one of a kind to gather a serious collection of books from beyond its country’s borders.  The Library at Alexandria was charged with collecting all the world’s knowledge and had been endowed by pharaohs, emperors, potentates, and priests of numerous religions and theologies–but not that of the crippled community known as Christian. The library of the Serapeum in Alexandria was trashed, burned and looted in 392 CE at the decree of Theophilus of Alexandria one of the most evil of all bishops (popes) in the early church, who was ordered so by the Christian Emperor Theodosius I in 391 CE. It was here where

Coptic Pope Theophilus of Alexandria

Theodosius proudly proclaimed that all of the world’s ancient knowledge has been destroyed: over one-half million handwritten tomes representing the finest minds in the ancient world to  be replaced by the insanities, inaccuracies and fraudulent hysterics of illiterate Christians who would be hailed as wise men and Fathers of the Church.  These infamous Fathers would transmogrify thousands of years of science, history, geography, and the arts in favor of fantasies and illusions that people were ordered to memorize in the name of faith. It followed the obscene attacks on plurality, in the massive censorship campaign by Constantine and the burning of the books by Arius–attacks issued in the name of Christianity.  It was led by a barbaric band of cut-throat monks aligned to the despicably depraved Coptic Pope Theophilus, (Paulus Orosius, vi.15.32: unde quamlibet hodieque in templis extent, quae et nos uidimus, armaria librorum, quibus direptis exinanita ea a nostris hominibus nostris temporibus memorent – quod quidem uerum est -, tamen honestius creditur alios libros fuisse quaesitos, qui pristinas studiorum curas aemularentur, quam aliam ullam tunc fuisse bibliothecam, quae extra quadringenta milia librorum fuisse ac per hoc euasisse credatur). Theophilus was but one of the assassins of learning, for other rogue bishops rewrote scriptures to meet their particular ends, forbade the copying of the Gospels of Philip, Mary Magdalene, and Thomas, and silenced dissent with the slaughter of the Greek Neoplatonist philosopher Ὑπατία (Hypatia; ca. CE 350 /370 – March 415 CE) the first notable woman in mathematics, astronomy and philosophy (Edward Jay Watts, (2006), City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria. Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press, pages 197–198; Wilder, Kathleen (1986). “Hypatia” in Women Philosophers in the Ancient Greek World: Donning the Mantle. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press, p. 49–50; Dzielska, Maria (1996) [1995]. Hypatia of Alexandria. trans. F. Lyra.  Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, p. 105).  Hypatia preferred to teach, invent, write–things that the Christian Church thought were the domain of men. 

Hypatia pulled from her chariot

Refusing marriage in favor of educating her disciples, Hypatia was torn from her chariot by a hungry mob of screaming Christians. Stripping her naked, dragging her to their church, she was inhumanely butchered on the instructions of Peter the reader who commanded the savage fanatics to rip her living flesh from her bones with pottery shards and their fingernails–the still quivering limbs was then delivered to the flames with sung praises to a Jesus no one met. The bitter hateful words of the mob and their subsequent laughter echoed the words, “Paul tells us women should be silent, now this one obeys.”  Christian monks, a source of inspiration for Josemaria Escrivá and his cannibalistic Opus Dei, became more enraged on seeing books other than scriptures in Hypatia’s library.  Following her martyrdom for wisdom, the monks glorified their assassination of Hypatia as the hallmark of the emerging bankrupt church (cf. David Engels: Zwischen Philosophie und Religion: Weibliche Intellektuelle in Spätantike und Islam, in: D. Groß (Hg.), Gender schafft Wissen, Wissenschaft Gender. Geschlechtsspezifische Unterscheidungen Rollenzuschreibungen im

Hypatia

Wandel der Zeit, Kassel 2009, pp. 97-124).  None could, however, erase the words of her father, a serious scholar in his own right, who taught his daughter: “All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final. Reserve your right to think, for even to think and be wrong is better than not to think at all.”To this message Hypatia penned:“Fable should be taught as fable, myth as myth, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truth is horrifying. The mind of a child accepts them and only through great pain, perhaps tragedy, can the child be relieved of them. Men will fight for superstition as quickly as for the living truth — even more so, since a superstition is intangible, you can’t get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.”

Hypatia invented the astrolabe and the planesphere, devices used for studying the stars and planets, a device to distill water, another to measure the level of water, and a third to determine specific gravity of liquids. The latter was called a hydroscope.

 By the seventh century CE, the Christian Church tried desperately to present Hypatia as being in league with Satan (John, Bishop of Nikiu, Chronicle 84.87-103; in Greek), a charge later refuted by many, but with the defamation came the beginning of the Christian Church’s desire to rewrite history, to erase the past by claiming it to be pagan, and reinventing a god in line with the authors of the Pauline letters (Whitfield, Bryan J. (Summer, 1995). “The Beauty of Reasoning: A Reexamination of Hypatia and Alexandria”. The Mathematics Educator (University of Georgia) 6 (1): 14–21). With the destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria, the pathetic priests preying openly on the young, on women, and those unable to protect themselves declared that Christianity was sola fide–much in the same manner as today’s contemporary confessors and Rick and Karen Santorum.  

 
The Roman Catholic Church has never accepted dissent, and has frequently employed assassins to maintain its control over people and nations. The USA is under direct assault by the Vatican under the discombobulated ataxia rule of Karol Józef Wojtyła (John Paul II, a reputed secret member of Opus Dei), the malevolent ministry of the miscreant Josef Aloisius Ratzinger (Benedict XVI, a supporter and sympathizer of Opus Dei) and more than 3000 Opus Dei priests in the USA in anticipation of a Rick Santorum presidency and the establishment of a Roman Catholic theocracy over the shattered shreds of the US Constitution.

Rick and Karen Santorum (Des Moines IA Register photo) 2011

Based on their written and publicly spoken words, Rick and Karen Santorum have severe mental problems.  They pose a serious threat to civil and human rights, real (academic/science-based) education, equal opportunity and justice, the environment, the Constitution of the USA and to the American people who are not members of Opus Dei or the rigid-right of the Roman Catholic Church.

19 Comments

Filed under Black Americans, Christian Terrorists, Homosexuality, Jesus Christ, Opus Dei, Robert Vander Plaats, Roman Catholicism

Fourth Reich: USA Tea Party, Anders Behring Breivik, Evangelical Christian extremism and the death of Democracy

Some of Breivik's victims on his 2011 Crusade

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik’s 1,500-page manifesto, “2083: A European Declaration of Independence” (cf. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/23/norway-terrorist-attack-christian-perpetrator-defied-stereotypes.html) reads as taken (most of

Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski

it is) from University of Michigan graduate and University of California at Berkeley Professor of Mathematics Theodore John “Ted” [Unabomber] Kaczynski’s  (1996) Unabomber’s Manifesto (the full text is at http://cyber.eserver.org/unabom.txt)

For instance, Kaczynski wrote: “One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism, so a discussion of the psychology of leftism can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of modern society in general.”

Breivik’s manifesto reads: “One of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is multiculturalism, so a discussion of the psychology of multiculturalists can serve as an introduction to the discussion of the problems of Western Europe in general.”

(Italicized words for emphasis are mine.)

Anders Behring Breivik

In addition to condemning misogynism, socialism, homosexuality, feminism, and everything that Breivik considered not to be evangelical fundamental Roman Catholicism. Rarely has the connection between sexual anxiety and right-wing nationalism been made quite so clear as it has been in reading Breivik’s manifesto, and listening to his cries for a public forum to express his deep-seated hatred of Muslims, foreigners, miscegenation   or “race mixing” (which gave birth to eugenics as preached by Martin Luther, Margaret Sanger, and Adolf Hitler, and an act expressly and loudly condemned by evangelical fundamentalists; see: “Pastor” Mark Downing, “Why We [Christian fundamentalists] Hate Jews,” at http://www.kinsmanredeemer.com/WhyWeHateJews5.htm misquoting Genesis 25:30; “race mixing” is the subject of www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdKhU9vqSNE which opposes it). 

Tea Party racism in the USA

Nearly all of the Tea Party use race in attacking Obama since the President is Black.  Racism is not just in the Deep South, but has crawled out from under the rocks of Montana to the manure fields in Iowa and dustbowls in Oklahoma.

Unabashed racism in the Tea Party from Alaska to Florida

To the marginally educated and hate-filled members of the Tea Party from the suburbs of Chicago to the urban areas of New York, the rural farm land of Iowa to the scattered ranches of Wyoming, to the mountains of Idaho and the seashore of New Jersey, and from home and office to hair salon to barbecue restaurant and beyond  to the state legislatures, Tea Party aficionados claim that Barrack Obama is unqualified to be President of the USA as he is Black.  The most hate-filled group in the USA since Black lynchings were common from Nebraska to Georgia, Alaska to Florida, Maine to Massachusetts for racial hatred is barely covered and is extremely transparent among evangelical Christians.  The claim that Obama was  born in Kenya, while all public records show that he was born in Hawaii, remains the pathetic miscreant message of birthers in Congress and the popular media such as Fox News that has no credibility and demonstrates no veracity on the air or in open discussions (http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=137 ; with an objective survey conducted at UCLA and reported at http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/Media-Bias-Is-Real-Finds-UCLA-6664.aspx).

Anders Behring Breivik before his killing spree

Breivik’s hatred of women rivals his hatred of Islam.  He admits he had little to do with women until he hired two prostitutes.  This fear of women multiplies his mental insanity that has its roots in xenophobia and is intimately linked to his mass murders. Some reports have suggested that during his rampage on Utoya, he targeted the most beautiful girl first, which gives credence to their arguments that his killing spree was more about sex even more than religion (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/24/norway-massacre-anders-breivik-s-deadly-attack-fueled-by-hatred-of-women.html).  The

Anders Behring Breivik

Norwegian murderer wrote: “The female manipulation of males has been institutionalised during the last decades and is a partial cause of the feminisation of men in Europe,” he writes, arguing elsewhere that he felt he was, himself, “feminised” and hinting at being homosexual. He blames empowered women for his own isolation, saying that he recoils from the “destructive and suicidal Sex and the City lifestyle (modern feminism, sexual revolution) … In that setting, men are not men anymore, but metro sexual and emotional beings that are there to serve the purpose as a never-criticising soul mate to the new age feminist woman goddess.” 

Breivik’s theology is nearly nontransparent and on-existent, more on keeping with that of Martin Luther who believed the sole reason for women was giving birth to future generations of men, to be subordinate to men, and being a pawn in the game of life that only men were to enjoy and rule over (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/world/europe/26oslo.html?_r=1)  That Breivik’s attitude toward women is transparent on a quick reading of Martin Luther’s writings on women:

Der Tod im Kindbett ist nichts weiter als ein Sterben im edlen Werk und Gehorsam Gottes. Ob die Frauen sich aber auch müde und zuletzt tot tragen, das schadet nichts. Lass sie nur tot tragen, sie sind darum da.” (“Death in childbirth is no more than a dying in noble work and obedience to God. And whether the women carry until they are exhausted and dead in the end, no harm is done. Let them carry until they die, that is what they are there for.”)

Die größte Ehre, die das Weib hat, ist allzumal, dass die Männer durch sie geboren werden.” (“The greatest honour a woman has is that she gives birth to men.”)

Luther encouraged burning women as witches

Die Zauberinnen sollst du nicht leben lassen… Es ist ein gerechtes Gesetz, dass sie getötet werden, sie richten viel Schaden an.” (“You must not let the witches live….It is a just law that they be killed, they do much damage.”) From a sermon in 1526, Weimarer Ausgabe 16, p. 551.

Analysis of the manifesto left by Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted to the mass killings in Norway, suggests that literature professors were among the groups he hated, Galley Cat (http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/anders-behring-breivik-targeted-journalists-writers-literature-professors-in-2083-manifesto_b34956) reported, noting that Breivik specifically wanted to target sites where academics and book publishers meet: about targeting journalists in his manifesto: “in Norway, there is an annual gathering for critical and investigative press where the most notable journalists/editors from all the nations  media/news companies attend … The conference lasts for 2 days and is usually organized at a larger hotel/conference center. Security is light or non-existent making the conference a perfect target.”  (Breivik’s full text is here: http://www.kevinislaughter.com/2011/anders-behring-breivik-2083-a-european-declaration-of-independence-manifesto/ for full lengths, comments, etc.)  His objections to publishers and books ranged to rants against female authors, to heroines outwitting men, and women demonstrating superiority over men.  To Breivik, god created the planet Earth for men, and women were to work for men subservient.

Antonio Gramsci

In his manifesto, Anders Breivik has a section called “Political Correctness: Deconstruction and Literature”.   In this section Breivik attacked intellectuals such as Antonio Gramsci (Italian author, founding member and one time leader of the Italian Communist Party, who, in April 1919, set up the weekly newspaper L’Ordine Nuovo [The New Order].  The Italian intellectual wrote vividly in each of his books focused on people wh were members of the working class–and disenfranchised.  Gramsci argued that the working-class identified their own good with the good of the bourgeoisie, and helped to maintain the status quo rather than revolting as seen in today’s poor and diminishing middle class supporting the Tea Party and far-right and anti-union governments funded by the nefarious rich, as with Governor Scott Walker funded by the Koch Brothers).  A second reader that Breivik objected to was Erich Fromm

Erick Fromm (March 23, 1900 - March 18, 1980)

Fromm was an German-American Jewish social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist and is associated with what is known as critical theory.  Departing from traditional religious orthodoxy, Fromm extolled the virtues of humans taking independent action and using reason to establish moral values rather than adhering to authoritarian moral values.  In 1946, along with his friend, Fromm co-founded the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology.  Why Breivik attacked Fromm is beyond comprehension, for Fromm spelled out what Breivik became in Fromm’s discussion of destructiveness.  Fromm saw destructiveness as any process that attempts to eliminate others or the world as a whole in a misguided but self-internalized action to escape freedom and personal responsibility and accountability. Fromm said that “the destruction of the world is the last, almost desperate attempt to save myself from being crushed by it” see: Fromm, Erick (1941).  Escape from Freedom New York: Henry Holt and Company, p. 177).

Herbert Marcuse (July 19, 1898 - July 29, 1979) in Newton MA (1955)

A third thinker Breivik attacked was Herbert Marcuse.  Like the others, Marcuse was a German Jewish philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist.  Marcuse was known as “Father of the New Left”.  He advocated a form of tolerance that is intolerant of right-wing political movements–such as the political movements Breivik associated with or attempted to create. Marcuse argued that capitalism and industrialization pushed laborers so hard that they began to see themselves as extensions of the objects they were producing in his One-Dimensional Man: “The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment,” read at http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/quotes/QuotRedThread.html#Capitalism).

Max Horkheimer (front left) and Theodor Adorno (front right)

A fourth thinker, who was also German born, whom Breivik was opposed to was Theodor Adorno.  Adorno was an international sociologist, philosopher, and musicologist.

Adorno argued that capitalism had become more entrenched through its attack on the objective basis of revolutionary consciousness and through liquidation of the individualism that had been the basis of critical consciousness.  He argued that culture industry, which produced and circulated cultural commodities through the mass media, manipulated the population). 

Breivik was seldom consistent.  He attacked college reading requirements. He wrote: “Unfortunately, that has not stopped the cultural critics from indoctrinating this new generation in feminist interpretation, Marxist philosophy and so-called ‘queer theory.’ Requirements for reading Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, and other dead white males are disappearing, to be replaced by options to take studies in ‘The Roles of Women in the Renaissance’ (an excuse to lament the sexism of the past) or ‘The Bible as Literature’ (a course designed to denigrate the Bible as cleverly crafted fiction instead of God’s truth). The reliable savior of the intelligentsia is the common man and his common sense.”  (http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/07/26/qt#266131)

Breivik was saturated with accounts of attacks on ethnic Norwegian men and rapes of ethnic Norwegian women, seeing, as did Adolf Hitler, the marginalization of his own race to enhance that of perceived enemies: Arabs, Muslims, and other non-Scandinavian people whom he associated with immigrant gangs (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/world/europe/25breivik.html?src=recg). While Breivik worked for Neo-Nazi groups in the 1990s, after the bombing of Serbia he turned against the Nazi movement and became an evangelical Christian with the intent to restore the Roman Catholic Church to primacy and launch a crusade against the Muslim world in the manner of Pope Urban II—with all the gore of rapes, murders, burnings, and wanton destruction that the Roman Catholic Church wracked not only on non-Christians but also Eastern Christians and those of minor sects.

”]The Tea Party in the USA was Breivik’s favorite group, and he hungered to be like them: hate-filled, determined to destroy democracy, and to establish the rule of an elite force that would be in total control. He once approached Hans Rustad, the editor of a popular conservative Website called Document.no, with a proposal to create a pan-European movement modeled on Tea Party groups in the United States (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/world/europe/25breivik.html?pagewanted=2&src=recg). 

Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post

In the immediate aftermath of Friday’s terrorist attack in Norway, conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin did us the favor of simply assuming that he was a Muslim.  Earlier, Jennifer Rubin had written that she wanted the United States to make human rights a central theme in its Iran policy — and then to indiscriminately assassinate civilian Iranian scientists; http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439×27222).  She then used the attack to denounce lawmakers who in the name of deficit reduction favor “huge cuts in defense” and to lambast President Obama for suggesting “that we can wrap up things in Afghanistan.”

Peter Beinart

As Peter Beinart questioned: Could an anti-Muslim bigot commit a large-scale terrorist attack in the U.S.? The answer is, Absolutely, because the same anti-Muslim bigotry that influenced Breivik in Europe is widespread here. There’s actually been a lot of right-wing, extremist Christian terrorism in the U.S. in recent years. The biggest terrorist attack in U.S. history prior to 9/11—the 1996 Oklahoma City bombing—was carried out by Timothy McVeigh, a white ex-Army officer with ties to the militia movement. That same year, Eric Rudolph bombed the Atlanta Olympics to protest abortion and international socialism. The only major WMD attack of the “war on terror” era were Bush-spin lies pushed by Cheney and Halliburton (the alleged WMDs held by Saddam Hussein and being created by his underlings were fabricated lies by

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al Jana ("Curveball") who created the lie of WMDs

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi a defector from Iraq who was having family problems and thought that by inventing the story that he would find favor once again with his family, even though his lie about Weapons of Mass Destruction cost hundreds of thousands of innocent lives, led to CIA and FBI abuses, secret prisons, and more than one trillion dollars in expenses to fight a totally unnecessary war, he has never yet stood trial for his role in crimes against humanity {http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/15/defector-admits-wmd-lies-iraq-war, his lies are detailed at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41609536/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/}—and the 2001 anthrax mailings—apparently was the handiwork of Richard O. Spertzel and Dr. Bruce E. Ivins at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) a microbiologist angry that prominent Catholic politicians were pro-choice (http://articles.cnn.com/2010-02-19/justice/fbi.anthrax.report_1_dr-bruce-e-ivins-ivins-lawyer-anthrax-attacks?_s=PM:CRIME).

Scott Roeder (photo: Wichita KS Police Department)

In 2009, anti-abortion militant Scott Roeder murdered Wichita doctor George Tiller. Tiller already had been shot once, and his clinic had been bombed. That same year octogenarian neo-Nazi, James Wenneker von Brunn, shot a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Last February, Andrew Joseph Stack, angry at the federal government, flew a small plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/24/norway-massacre-why-an-anti-muslim-bigot-could-commit-similar-attack-in-us.html)

Herman Cain in Des Moines IA

This May, the words “Osama today, Islam tomorrow” were spray-painted on a mosque in Maine. Islamophobia is at least as prevalent on the political right today as militia-style, anti-government conspiracy-theorizing was in the 1990s. Herman Cain, who according to a June Des Moines Register survey is running third in Iowa and who in February won the Tea Party convention’s straw poll, said he would not appoint a Muslim to his cabinet or as a federal judge. He’s opposed the building of the Tennessee mosque whose construction site was the subject of last year’s arson attack. He admitted he became “uncomfortable” when he learned that the surgeon who operated on his liver was Muslim. More than a dozen states, mostly in the reddest parts of the south and mountain west, are considering banning Sharia.

Tim Pawlenty with Petters who helped Frank Vennes launder narcotic money and contribute to Pawlenty's campaign chest

Frank Vennes secret memo on money

Tim Pawlenty who has, as has his wife and family  been  too often  associated frequently with money laundering and has been regularly featured on The Minnesota Independent and other media concerning numerous irregularities during his time as governor of Minnesota, has unleashed new investigations with his presidential bid, especially with the Petters Ponzi scheme and Frank Vennes money laundering and questions about relationships with narcotraffickers. He gained further unwanted attention when he attempted to shut down various charitable programs that helped observant Muslims buy homes without violating Islam’s prohibition on collecting or paying interest on loans. 

Newt Gingrich first wife Jackie Battley

Newt Gingrich second wife Marianne

There remains the question about the suitability of Newt Gingrich as president.  He has never hidden the fact that he took his mistress to his wife’s hospital bed where she lay dying, nor that he married Marriane after the death of Jackie.  Later the GOP power horse in the US House of Representatives took a new mistress to meet the

Newt Gingrich third wife Callista

previous mistress, and by the time he had gone through Mistress Number Four and was

Gingrich newest mistress

already seeing and being seen with a very young fifth mistress, Newt was warned that by the time his grandchildren grow up, America may be “dominated by radical Islamists.”  Once more, Gingrich attempted to become the spokesman for Family Values, seeking help from Iowa’s notorious Bob Vander Plaats who is the self-proclaimed Leader of his FAMiLY organization that is working hard to undermined the families he does not personally approve of and speaks out against (primarily LGBT, but also second and third marriages).  All of the Tea Party candidates that adorn the GOP roster for president are identical in their ontology and theological perspectives that have been held by Norwegian mass murderer and evangelical Christian Anders Behring Breivik.

Proudly, Anders Behring Breivik testifies that he is a Bible believing and Bible practicing Christian evangelical fundamentalist. While his faith was weak in his early years, at the age of 15 he was baptized into the Protestant (Lutheran) church of Norway (the established church), and proudly claimed that he was a Christian Fundamentalist (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/8657066/Norway-killings-the-quiet-and-modest-man-who-became-peacetime-Europes-worst-mass-killer.html). In his rambling “essay” the mass murderer wrote: “I am a supporter of an indirect collective conversion of the Protestant church back to the Catholic.”  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/23/anders-behring-breivik-norway-attacks; cp. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/8657066/Norway-killings-the-quiet-and-modest-man-who-became-peacetime-Europes-worst-mass-killer.html, with the notice that the Breivik laughed, cheered and shouted, “you all must die!”) 

Breivik sprayed the youngsters with dum-dum bullets, killing each victim in cold blood in the manner of the medieval Christian crusaders when they attacked fort or town on their way to Jerusalem.  Only in Jerusalem did the Christian crusaders let their rawest animal cravings loose, butchering women, children, babies, and elderly–not just soldiers who were Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Roman Catholics or Muslims.  It is in the same manner that another born-again Christian hungers for: Protestant pastor Scott Lively  who wants gays in Nigeria executed: one at a time {read: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/8657475/Norway-killings-The-laughing-gunman-who-shot-85-young-victims-one-by-one.html}. 

What Breivik had in common with other far-right extremist groups was hatred for minorities and closely identified with Dick Armey (R-TX)’s Tea Party {http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/8656966/Norway-attacks-Anders-Behring-Breivik-was-active-member-of-far-right-party.html} supporting the Norwegian “Progress Party” {Fremskrittspartiet, of which Breivik wrote that he held several political posts in the party’s youth league, including being chair of his local party; his association with the Party ended in 2007} which is now the second largest party in the Norwegian Parliament, and similar to the Dutch Pim Fortuyn.  The largest number of violent crimes occurs in Sweden by its neo-Nazis who are nearly identical with the Tea Party in the USA; cf. Laqueur, Walter (1996). Fascism: Past, Present, Future.  New York: Oxford University Press, writing that the neo-Nazis in Sweden is limited to disorganized groups of skinheads. 

Bill O'Reilly objecting to Breivik calling himself a Christian

Breivik’s outspoken hatred matches that of two USA organizations both listed as organized hate groups: American Family Association, Family Research Council, Bob Vander Plaats’ Iowa hate group known as FAMiLY, and Focus on the Family).  Bill O’Reilly was upset that the New York Times referred to Breivik as a “Christian” (even though Breivik claimed that distinction himself).  O’Reilly opined that it was “impossible” for Breivik to be a Christian, claiming that “the left wants you to believe that fundamentalists Christians are a threat just like crazy jihadists are” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/26/bill-oreilly-media-breivik-christian_n_909498.html with video).

A strong supporter of the National Rifle Association (NRA) of the USA, Breivik is a member of a Oslo gun club, holding licenses for a rifle, shot-gun and a Glock semi-automatic pistol, having mastered firearms in his obligatory military training in Norway. Firearms in Norway are regulated by the Firearms Weapons Act and all gun owners must have the appropriate licenses which are issued by the local police authority but only to applicants with no criminal record.  Although Norway has a large number of hunters, automatic weapons are banned as are powerful handguns.  There are also restrictions on how many guns and owner can possess. For recreational shooters, such as Breivik, only one gun is allowed in each calibre.

Pamela Geller

In rhetoric and irresponsible/illogical passion Breivik is uniquely similar to Pamela Geller (http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/pamela-geller), self-anointed prophet Bradlee Dean (http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2010/fall/pols-nativists-make-common-cause-with-g) and Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann both of whom have openly called for a revolution in the USA (Palin: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2010/spring/they-say-they-want-a-revolution; Bachmann: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/23/michele-bachmann-i-want-p_n_178156.html with video; suicides have jumped dramatically among teenagers since Michele entered politics, especially in the last year: http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/07/michele-bachmann-teen-suicide and http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/640053/in_michele_bachmann%27s_district%2C_a_spate_of_gay_teen_suicides/#paragraph4  and http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/anti-gay-bullying-related-teen-suicides-spike-in-bachmanns-district/politics/2011/07/26/24357).  Breivik’s antimulticulturalism follows that of pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-environmentalist and strong supporter of David Duke’s Khristian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (for whom he writes) Frosty Wooldridge (b. 1947) is neither a highly educated man nor a gifted writer.  

Grand Dragon David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan website

Wooldridge graduated with a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University in 1970, moving on to Grand Valley State University from which he graduated in English with a teaching certificate in 1973.  Wooldridge is a transparent racist and Islamophobe.  

Frosty Wooldridge

Wooldridge has rifled in on the poverty of Detroit, blaming the loss of jobs in what once was the car manufacturing capital of the world, on Muslims, Blacks and other minorities, claiming that the plight of poverty is the result of overpopulation rather than a hostile work environment and a diminishing education system underfunded b y the government that favors private schools. Concerning Detroit, Wooldridge, with neither historical knowledge nor any reliable research skills blithely in ignorance and invidiousness rancorously writes: “Illiteracy plus Islam equals walking human bombs”, “minority women birthed eight to 10 and in one case, one birthed 24 kids [sic] by the Detroit Free Press—all on American taxpayer dollars”. “A new child meant a new car payment, new TV and what ever mom wanted” at http://wesurroundthemcentrecounty.ning.com/profiles/blogs/detroit-michigan, and against Aid to Dependent Children.  In searching through Detroit Free Press archives 1831-2010, there has never been one article of any mother giving birth to 24 children.  Frosty is given to excessive exaggerations, idiosyncratic and illusory illustrations, yet his articles are published by hundreds of far-right-wing organizations on the internet such as that of Peter Trippett of Lemont Pennsylvania’s 9-12 Project of Central Pennsylvania http://wesurroundthemcentrecounty.ning.com/profiles/blogs/detroit-michigan where the claim is that the site represents American before September 11, 2001 but prohibits racism (but includes it with Frosty’s frothings), and http://stupidfrogs.org/articles/detroit_and_multiculturalism.htm including the fake snopes.com at http://message.snopes.com/showthread.pho?t=71041. No private site or blog deified Wooldridge more than that of David Duke.  Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Duke provides the most virulent propaganda mill for Wooldridge and other hate-mongers.  Duke is unique, claiming to have a PhD, but it is a certificate received September 2005 (a Kandidat Nauk) in History from the Міжрегіональна Академія управління персоналом (МАУП) [Ukrainian Interregional Academy of Personnel Management (MAUP)].  The “institution” is a private school founded in 1989.  MAUP is openly a racist and an anti-Semitic organization.  In 2008, the U.S. State Department published its “Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism: A Report Provided to the United States Congress” and singled out MAUP when it stated the Ukrainian-based organization “is one of the most persistent anti-Semitic institutions in Eastern Europe”.  None of its faculty reads, speaks or writes English (a private school is rare in the Ukraine and most are owned by USA firms for profit and are known as degree mills). 

During October 6, 2004 hearing of the Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004 and Designations of Countries of Particular Concern before the Committee on International Relations of the United States Congress, the MAUP was called “[t]he most troubling development” in Ukraine and it was asserted that it receives “significant funding from Arab and Muslim states” {2005 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2004 and Designations of Countries of Particular Concern.  Hearing before the Committee on International Relations House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, October 6, 2004. Serial No. 108–154}[On June 3, the MAUP sponsored a one-day conference entitled “Zionism As the Biggest Threat to Modern Civilization” attended by the former Ku Klux Klan leader and former Republican Louisiana State Representative David Duke of the United States. In August 2005, the MAUP awarded Duke with a Kandidat Nauk degree in History {http://www.adl.org/learn/extremism_in_america_updates/individuals/david_duke/david_duke_20051103.htm}, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Condemns Anti-Semitic Academy “MAUP” (NCSJ at http://www.ncsj.org/AuxPages/120105MAUP.shtml#NCSJ) December 06, 2005; cf. http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Semitism_International/maup_ukraine.htm whose degrees are spurious and openly admits MAUP’s strong ties with Iran; cf. the Duke degree justified by Duke at: http://www.davidduke.com/general/david-duke-achieves-doctorate-in-ukraine_394.html).  

Duke’s doctoral thesis (a lecture paper), written in English (Duke does not know Ukrainian nor Russian), was entitled “Zionism as a Form of Ethnic Supremacism.” on the Ku Klux Klan’s website http://www.davidduke.com/index.php?s=By+Frosty+Wooldridge&submit. With KKK David Duke highlighting an article by Wooldridge claiming that “The Next 20 Years in America: We Are SO Underprepared for Our Future” claiming that 72 million immigrants [it does not say “illegal” immigrants] will enter the USA within 25 years [2036] that it will be impossible to provide food, housing, healthcare and jobs “when we cannot provide jobs for 15 million of our own citizens today”. 

Wooldridge would welcome a return to the days of Joe McCarthy and Richard M. Nixon’s Age of Fear where a communist was expected to be found under every bed and in every bed, and the entire nation under investigation by the cross-dressing/transgender first head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Herbert Hoover who controlled every president of the USA when he was in power: the tortured trademark of the libertarian in the USA (http://wesurroundthemcentrecounty.ning.com/profiles/blogs/detroit-michigan).  It is difficult to ascertain, initially, if Wooldridge is just deluded or a deliberate copyist, plagiarizing and distorting reality, as with his alleged quote that he claims comes from Benjamin Franklin, when in fact it is from fellow-libertarian author and frequent contributor to Playboy, American Spectator, and Investor’s Business Daily, and occasionally the Sacramento Bee (1994), taking it from his own book Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty (1994, p. 333) while claiming (without definition or citations) criticisms of his work at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:James_Bovard.

Far from being a reputable scholar, Wooldridge preaches, as does Breivik, that multiculturalism has led “Europeans’ [to be] Guillotined from Their Cultures” (article David Duke put up on September 10, 2009, while blasting those who criticize his “research” as “crazy humans”: http://newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty683.htm, where it is but a click to David Duke’s articles “Is Russia the Key to White Survival” (http://www.davidduke.com/general/is-russia-the-key-to-white-survival_18.html) and “The Lies of Globalism” and “Hypocrisy of Jewish Supremacism”(http://www.davidduke.com/general/the-hypocrisy-of-jewish-supremacism_12.html), while arguing “Should Christians Support Israel?” (http://www.davidduke.com/general/evangelicals-who-serve-the-anti-christ-2_6.html): Duke’s response is that Israelis are not Christians and thus do not deserve support or protection (with more hate at http://newswithviews.com/ whose self-proclaimed “pastors” agree with Breivik and his massacre of innocent children in the name of Christ; the site argues against paper currency in favor of gold, is virulently anti-Obama, suggests that iodine is the ultimate cure, and, according to “Attorney Jonathan Emord, JD” “Founding Fathers wisely chose to disarm the federal government: http://newswithviews.com/Emord/jonathan202.htm; he took his JD in 1985 from DePaul University (a Roman Catholic university in Chicago known for its opposition to free speech: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-lukianoff/the-12-worst-colleges-for_b_814706.html#s230523&title=SUNY_BinghamtonBinghamton_New), and in the citation given at Wikipedia, the citations do not refer to fact; he is a member of the far-right Koch Brothers purchased and supported Cato Institute). 

The biggest problem that faces immigrants is their inability to speak their host nation’s language.  Nor knowing the host nation’s language causes not only separation between people but raises the level of intolerance especially when words are mistranslated or interpreted and given wrongful meanings and judgments.  Such weak knowledge leads of confusion, violence and wars and most commonly to new distortion as seen daily in the Rupert Murdoch publishing and broadcast empire: from Fox News to the Wall Street Journal and Washington Times (a problem uncovered when telephone conversations were hijacked at News International and News of the World where eavesdropping (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/28/phone-hacking-sarah-payne) was commonplace (see: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/28/news-of-the-world-phone-hacking-sara-payne-believed-to-be-targeted.html?om_rid=NsflBB&om_mid=_BOMb6VB8chCvws  and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/13/phone-hacking-rupert-murdoch-news-international-b-sky-b-inquiry_n_896777.html; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/world/europe/26murdoch.html, and http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/07/16/157874.html; on Rebekah Brooks of News of the World read:

Sarah Payne (left) and Rebekah Brooks (right; for Rupert Murdoch)

http://www.newsweek.com/2011/07/17/the-rise-and-fall-of-news-of-the-world-executive-rebekah-brooks.html; for Ms. Brooks’ web of high-influential people see: http://www.newsweek.com/2011/07/17/rebekah-s-web.html).

Fox News used the domestic terror attack in Oslo, Norway to say the words “Muslim,” “Islamic,” and “Al Qaeda” a total of 15 times in this five-​minute news segment, which was loaded with falsehoods, including that Norway was unprepared (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/fox-news-uses-norway-attack-to-say-islamic-muslim-al-qaeda-15-times/politics/2011/07/24/24231which contains a video of the “report”) — a rather hypocritical comment coming from the speaker, former Bush administration State Department official Christian Whiton. The Bush administration up until 9/​11 had no interest in terrorism.

Breivik walking toward island camp ground

For the record, the Oslo, Norway attack was allegedly by Norwegian right-​wing “Christian fundamentalist” Anders Breivik, whose actions even prior to the bombing and shooting that left over 90 people dead, could be described as similar to America’s Tea Party, even calling for the formation of a “cultural Euro-​Tea Party.”  Breivik, repeatedly, called himself a Christian crusader, affirmed his belief in Jesus (as a warrior messiah) and God.  What many have forgotten, or chose to ignore is Jesus’ message that he came to this planet “to bring a sword” and not peace (Matthew 10:34-36: μη νομισητε οτι ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην επι την γην ουκ ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην αλλα μαχαιραν ηλθον γαρ διχασαι ανθρωπον κατα του πατρος αυτου και θυγατερα κατα της μητρος αυτης και νυμφην κατα της πενθερας αυτης και εχθροι του ανθρωπου οι οικειακοι αυτου) a passage both Martin Luther and Adolf Hitler recited before going to war.

Brigitte Gabriel speaking to Tea Party Sept 2010 (photo by Matt Nager for NYT)

The USA is ripe for a similar attack as in Norway, especially with the ranting of Brigitte Gabriel (Author of Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America (2006) and They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It (2008). Co-producer and co-host of weekly ACT! for America television show; she sends out regular internet blogs, distorting the essays by those who are opposed to her rigid anti-Islam, and is constantly asking for donations) she is Founder and head of ACT! for America and American Council for Truth, exaggerating and outright lying about the “Islamic threat” and, alone, has focused on building a grassroots organization, claiming 155,000 members [without verification or willingness to release the names of its members] and 500 chapters around the country.

Questions persist about the accuracy of Gabriel’s autobiographical account of being a victim of Muslim militancy in Lebanon.  Gabriel claims that: “America has been infiltrated on all levels by radicals who wish to harm America. They have infiltrated us at the C.I.A., at the F.B.I., at the Pentagon, at the State Department.” — quoted in The New York Times, March 7, 2011 (online at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08gabriel.html).

Gabriel speaks regularly to the Tea Party, and advocates the silencing of Muslims and those who dissent from her flagrant crusade of hate.  Her website is among the most diabolic internet propaganda mills, publishing material from known Islamaphobes and those who espouse a “Christian America.”

Peter T. King (R-NY)

Representative Peter T. King (R-NY) is as avid an anti-Muslim as Gabriel.  King has turned the USA Congress into a circus of veiled threats, insults, and outright lies, following the duplicity of former US Senator Joe McCarthy (R-WI).  King hosts Congressional hearings on “covert” Muslim activities in the USA, and when Muslims who were born in the USA respond that there is none, he boils over to the point of raving lunacy.

King has appeared with Gabriel and co-host Guy Rodgers (executive director of ACT! He was a Republican consultant who helped to build the Christian Coalition for the far right.  Rodgers previously served as campaign manager for Patrick J. Buchanan’s presidential run in 1996 and as a consultant for John McCain in 2008). 

Gabriel and Rodgers hate speech is echoed by Pamela Geller (founder, editor and publisher of Atlas Shrugs.com and executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). Both groups are recognized hate organizations (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cair-asks-alaska-lawmaker-to-drop-hate-group-leader-as-witness-118851719.html and http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/07/sioa-is-an-anti-muslim-hate-group/ which advocates the murder of Muslims in the USA and abroad and that Palestine is the property of the Jews “because the Bible tells us so”; ref. http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/pamela-geller).  The Bible actually states that the Habiru (Hebrews) stole the land from the Palestinians during the invasion of Joshua and his army (Joshua 2:1-24).

Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer, a Roman Catholic and director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center (one of the major hate centers in the USA; on Spencer and Horowitz, see: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2011/summer/the-anti-muslim-inner-circle) who claims that Christianity is a religion of peace but Islam is not, ignoring the Christian crusades from 1095-1492, The Thirty Years War (1618-1648; for a brief history review http://www.indepthinfo.com/history/30-years-war.htm), and the http://www.indepthinfo.com/history/30-years-war.htm), the Huguenot wars in France (1562-1598), as well as the Peasants

Luther Bundschuh (16th century woodcut); greasing the Peasants' boot during the Peasants' War - the 'buntschuch' was the symbol of their rebellion. In fact, Luther was to use his status as a theologian to condone the slaughter of the 'marauding' peasants by their princes' armies.

War in Germany in May 1525, Martin Luther called on German nobility to “stab, kill, slay … all peasants … in secret or … in public”; ref. Luther, Martin (1525). Wider die räuberischen und mörderischen Rotten der Bauern, in which Luther wrote: “anyone who is killed fighting on the side of the rulers may be a true martyr in the eyes of God” and “Steche, schlage, würge hie, wer da kann. Bleibst du darüber tot, wohl dir, einen seligeren Tod kannst du nimmer mehr erlangen.” (“Stab, beat, throttle whoever can. Stay you dead for this, you can not achieve a more blessed death.”) From Luther über die aufständischen Bauern, Weimarer Ausgabe 18, p. 357 f.), and Walid Shoebat, who claims to have been “a radicalized jihadist.”   

Ralph Reed (who seeks the overthrow of the Constitution of the USA) and televangelist Pat Robertson (whom Gabriel served as an anchor on his Christian network in the Middle East) have cited Islam as determined to bring down the USA and the need to further a Christian jihad:  the Dallas, TX based Campus Crusade for Christ (popularly known on campuses as Cru) that has the identical purpose and philosophy as Islamic conversion groups), where radicals (primarily evangelical fundamentalists, especially among Pentecostals, Adventists, Southern Baptists, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church Synod (WELS) and other radical sects who are seeking what Michele Bachmann describes as “Christian Reconstruction”, see: http://www.alternet.org/story/151751/christian_jihad_why_we_should_worry_about_right-wing_terror_attacks_like_norway%27s_in_the_us_?akid=7309.92205.Oqn3FT&rd=1&t=22.

Pentecostal pastor Ruben Diaz

In the USA, the pledge of a blood-soaked pogrom promises to break out at any time, with NY State Senator and Pentecostal preacher Rubén Díaz openly and publicly threatening judges who performed same-​sex marriages on Sunday in New York.  Along with other Pentecostal, Diaz has literally declared war on same-​sex married couples in New York, and threatened to have their marriages annulled, but neither the people of New York nor the New York legislature agreed with Diaz. Hundreds of same-​sex marriages were performed in New York State Sunday, the first day the new marriage equality law went into effect.  Diaz proclaimed, speaking Spanish, “We’re going to show them next week that everything they did today was illegal,” according to ABC News, and again, while at the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) anti-​gay hate rally in front of the Governor’s NYC office Sunday: “Today we start the battle! Today we start the war!”

Phyllis Siegel, 76 (right) and spouse Connie Kopelov 84 (left) first gay couple married in NY (Photo: Joao Costa/Yahoo! News)

Diaz’ declaration of war is neither singular nor the only one on the internet or in the press.  It is quite common in sparsely populated states where education is weak, and politics are for profit, with the Tea Party in charge (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/meet-the-man-who-wants-to-lynch-same-sex-couples/bigotry-watch/2010/07/27/11984). 

Larry Adams Ministry to Gays sign

Larry Adams “reads” the Bible he claims, and he says that he reads the bible religiously and regularly.  Larry Adams, however, concentrates on the Old Testament’s message of hate, and seldom finds time to read the New Testament and has no idea of what Jesus ever said about people who are born gay.  Larry Adams admits that he has never read Matthew 7:1 nor Acts 10:24—and has as much understanding of what the Bible says as a fetus, but founded the Cross Bearer Ministry (http://www.bilerico.com/2010/07/nom_bus_rolls_into_indianapolis.php complete with videos).  So in love with the Bible’s message of killing those who “change the order” (misreading Romans 1:26) of sex, Adams put up a billboard identical to those in Iran: hang homosexuals.

Ariel Torres Ortega preaching a gospel of hate, claiming that god wants all gays killed.

On Sunday, May 15, 2011, At Sunday’s anti-​gay marriage rally in New York City, sponsored by the National Organization For Marriage, one pastor, Rev. Ariel Torres Ortega of Radio Visión Cristiana, told the several thousand people in attendance that gays not only should but must die or that his god would visit plagues and pestilences upon the earth that shielded them (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/kill-the-gays-nyc-gays-should-die-says-pastor-at-nom-marriage-rally/politics/2011/05/16/20285) . Torres Ortega, like other evangelical, can quickly cite every line in his Bible that shows that his god is merciless, full of wrath and hatred, and dictatorially demands that those who would be saved into a sterile paradise where the only activity was prayer and praise, bow before his laws.  The fanatical fundamentalist’s rally was headlined by New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz, who spoke just minutes after Rev. Ariel Torres Ortega, with many smoldering signers passed out  hand-written “kill the gays” letters to the pandering pastor Diaz, noting that he has the ability to introduce a bill supporting Rev. Ortega’s beliefs.

While Torres Ortega claims to be a Christian, he does not cite any Christian scripture for his verbal attacks on Christians.  Instead Torres Ortega heralds hell-fires bursting as he barks biased and badly translated passages from the non-Christian Old Testament, with the Book of Leviticus being a Bible of its own and worth more to him than the Psalms or Proverbs: “Committing sexual acts between man and man. And [sic {a conjunction cannot be used to begin a sentence}] receiving the retribution of the things that they have done from straying away. And [sic] because they did not take God in count. God gave them over to reprimand their mind to do things that are not right, being against all justice, fornication, perversity, aberrations, malignity…those who practice such things are worthy to death, not only do they do it, but those who also practice it. God bless this earth. That is the word of God.”  Not once has Torres Ortega admitted to having read Ezekiel 16:49. His bible demands death.  Torres Ortega’s Bible is not the word of God; at best it is poorly translated plagiarism from ancient Habiru hate after the theft of the lands of previously possessed by Palestinians and Phoenicians.

Jadon Higganbothan

In the first week of July 2011, self-styled Pentecostal preacher Peter Lucas Moses, 27, who is among many Blacks who believe they are a part of a lost tribe of ancient Israel, shot to death his four-year old step son Jadon Higganbothan, thinking that the child might be gay. The Pentecostal pastor also shot to death a 28-​year old woman, Antoinetta Yvonne McKoy, after beating and strangling her with an extension cord before Peter Lucas Moses murdered her, quoting scripture and blasting the sins of mortals—fearing she might be a lesbian and wanted to leave his cult of Black Hebrews of Israel (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/religious-leader-shoots-4-year-old-boy-to-death-because-he-might-be-gay/news/2011/07/08/23361, cf. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/79e78ef3c143466a891de3f8f69e9bb1/NC–Polygamist-Sect-Missing-Members/) .

Kevin Backus

On July 26, 2011, Pastor Kevin Backus at the Buffalo, New York National Organization For Marriage (NOM) anti-​gay hate rally, made the historically inaccurate claim that establishing same-​sex marriage “is just like the Soviet Union’s efforts to abolish marriage” (which the Soviet Union neither did nor introduced for legislative discussion).  Backus (he earned his degree in “Biblical counseling” (closely representing the online-purchased degree from Union college of Cincinnati, OH, by Marcus Bachmann who preachificates that he is a therapist who will “pray away gay”) at Whitefield Theological Seminary “an unaccredited conservative Reformed seminary located in Lakeland, Florida …  Whitefield Theological Seminary has no permanent faculty and degrees offered entirely through distance-​learning,” http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Backus/100000880679199).  Like Diaz who calls the separation of church and state a lie (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/diaz-aide-senator-says-on-gay-marriage-no-separation-of-church-and-state/politics/2011/05/16/20268) and other would-be USA dictators, does not believe in the separation of state and church (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/nom-pastor-at-ny-rally-gay-marriage-is-just-like-the-soviet-union/politics/2011/07/26/24398), Backus repeats the line by Michele Bachmann, declaring that the USA was originally established as a theocracy after that presumed to be the government of ancient Israel, as taught by self-ordained Heavy Metal Rocker and drummer Bradlee Dean. Whether of not the Soviet Union attempted to do so (scholars are at odds on this,) the idea comes straight from none other than Rush Limbaugh himself who made the same analogy when Iowa embraced same-​sex marriage, banning discrimination from its constitution (Story #6 at http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_040309/content/01125104.guest.html).

Diaz, like the Norwegian mass murderer, feels that any “disrespect” shown to the Roman Catholic church is an attack upon religion, and to call for marriage equality that the Roman Catholic churches denounces is an attack not only on that church but its god (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/ny-senator-governor-insulted-catholics-with-gay-marriage-bill-calls-for-resignation/asides/2009/04/17/1796) and called for then-governor David Paterson to resign (http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/ny-senator-governor-insulted-catholics-with-gay-marriage-bill-calls-for-resignation/asides/2009/04/17/1796).  Diaz should resign, as he was elected to serve all of his constituents, including Jews, agnostics, and others, but only represents evangelical Christians; but, he will not, for identical to Adolf Hitler who religiously followed the writings of Martin Luther, he will stay for the ultimate kill.  As Luther wrote six hundred years ago:

Wie es unmöglich ist, daß die Aglaster ihr Hüpfen und Getzen läßt, die Schlange ihr Stechen: so wenig läßt der Jude von seinem Sinn, Christen umzubringen, wo er nur kann.”  (Tischreden. Erlanger Ausgabe der Werke Luthers, Bd. 62, S. 375)

Darumb wisse Du, lieber Christ, und Zweifel nichts dran, daß Du, nähest nach dem Teufel, keinen bittern, giftigern, heftigern Feind habest, denn einen rechten Jüden, der mit Ernst ein Jüde sein will.” (Luther: Handbuch der Judenfrage, S. 182)

Luther’s anti-Semitic stereotypes gave rise to his fantasies of massive exterminations and annihilation so equal to that of Diaz, Torres, Limbaugh and those on the far right of evangelical fundamentalism, especially the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Churches in the USA (WELS).  Here is the beginning of Luther’s seven-point plan:

Ich will meinen treuen Rat geben.  Erstlich, daß man ihre Synagoge oder Schule mit Feuer anstecke, und was nicht verbrennen will, mit Erde überhäufe und beschütte, daß kein Mensch einen Stein oder Schlacke davon sehe ewiglich.. Zum andern, daß man auch ihre Häuser desgleichen zerbreche und zerstöre. Denn sie treiben eben dasselbige darin, was sie in ihren Schulen treiben …”  (Luther: Von den Jüden und ihren Lügen. Erlanger Ausg. Bd. 32 S. 233-238)

GOP debate June 14, 2011: From left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and businessman Herman Cain stand on stage before first New Hampshire Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, June 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

All that is necessary now is to substitute “Moslem” or “homosexual” or any other word that represents a threat to evangelical fundamentalists extremists like Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, or the other would-be world dictators.  They stand behind their Bibles and their religions as do demigoguering Ruben Diaz, Keith Ratliff Sr or Bob Vander Plaats of Iowa, and their ilk.  All have been silent on Anders Behring Breivik and his confession of doing the work of god.

What is obvious about the new Fourth Reich is that it is more gruesome and cruel than the Third Reich.  Both are the results of racism and sexism that became disguises for hatred of religion or lack of religion, and political and sexual xenophobia (cp. http://www.thenation.com/article/162270/europes-homegrown-terrorists?rel=emailNation).  In short, it is the result of a narrow focus more fitting with the legend of the Tower of Babel (Hebrew: מגדל בבל‎ Migdal Bavel Arabic: برج بابل‎ Burj Babil) in Genesis 11, where an evil and spitefully segregationist deity filled with hatred of people working together, living together, and being a part of a world community, damned them by emphasizing separate tongues, cultures, customs, and codices.  It was in the myth and today a story of the rejection of the community of mortals as a single and singular people.

4 Comments

Filed under Adolf Hitler, Bible, Black Americans, Bradlee Dean, Christian Terrorists, Evangelical Christianity, Homosexuality, Islam, Doctrines, Martin Luther, Robert Vander Plaats, Roman Catholicism, Tea Baggers

Marriage = 1 man + 1 woman: what the Bible says

Keith Ratliff Sr.

Many contemporary evangelists, such as Keith Ratliff Sr of Des Moines, Iowa, a Black Southern Baptist preacher who extols hatred at the Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church, when denouncing the Iowa Supreme Court that stood up for human rights, claiming that the Iowa Supreme Court cannot “overturn the laws of [his] god” by allowing basic civil  rights to all people of Iowa while supporting slavery and forced labor in foreign nations, declaring that he speaks for god and uses a bible that is a poor translation of original documents.  Not only does Ratliff misuse the actual statements in the bible in its original sense (he has never had a professional course in translation and interpretation, nor wants one) but he claims that his particular version of scripture is sacred and not to be questioned, making him not only controversial but ludicrous as he has no concept of what he is talking about but does grandstand to an adorning and illiterate congregation. Ratliff is the president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP, and goes against the official NAACP stand for the rights of all people, declaring that there is “no parallel” between the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the gay rights movement of the twenty-first century  (see: http://rodonline.typepad.com/rodonline/2009/04/iowas-leading-black-pastor-no-compromise-on-homosexuality.html), and rapid preachers such as

New York State Senator Ruben Diaz who claims to be a Pentecostal preacher

New York State Senator and Pentecostal preacher and former drug addict (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/nyregion/10marriage.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss) Ruben Diaz who has a 22-year-old lesbian granddaughter (http://www.examiner.com/bronx-county-political-buzz-in-new-york/lesbian-granddaughter-of-anti-gay-ny-state-sen-ruben-diaz-sr-speaks-out?fb_comment=33984746) and two openly gay brothers (http://gothamist.com/2009/11/10/senator_ruben_diaz_sr_wont_let_gay.php),

Erica Diaz (r) with partner Naomi Torres and sons Jared (L) and Jeremiah Munoz.; Credit: New York Post

who have never studied the original scriptures in scroll or redactions claim that marriage is between one man and one woman.  In most cases, televangelists argue that marriage is where a woman submits to a man as if he were her “lord and master”—an absurdity found frequently among early Protestant leaders such as Martin Luther of eastern Germany and Jean Calvin of Geneva (Switzerland). What [(ὃ)] is not “those” (Οι meaning αυτές) and is a translation error. That is not what any ancient document defines marriage as being: a submission of one to another, but rather a united workforce of two (or more) people.  The full text comes from Matthew 19:4: but this is not about marriage, but about divorce, and the text is not a reference to individuals but to a unity of purpose and work, for the word that is used is “enjoined” or “cleaved” that means “knit together” (or “glued”) as if it were one (ο δε αποκριθεις ειπεν αυτοις ουκ ανεγνωτε οτι ο ποιησας απ αρχης αρσεν και θηλυ εποιησεν αυτους και ειπεν ενεκεν τουτου καταλειψει ανθρωπος τον πατερα [αυτου] και την μητερα και προσκολληθησεται τη γυναικι αυτου και εσονται οι δυο εις σαρκα μιαν).  There is no gender reference in this line.  It is copied from Mark 10:9 and was adapted to Romans 7:1-3. 

Exegetical writers argue that the aorist tense (denoting the occurrence of an event at some past time, considered as a momentary act) seems to refer to the original ordinance of God at the creation—but this does not exist. Matthew 19:4-5 is strengthened by the word Συνεζευξεν, which translates as “yoked together,” in the same was as oxen are yoke together at the plough, where each must pull equally, in order to bring the plough through the field and ultimately benefit from their labor. This is a very ancient symbolism and found in all Abrahamic communities, where their people who were newly married, put a yoke upon their necks, or chains upon their arms, to show that they were to be one, closely united, and pulling equally together in all the concerns of life.

Marriage of the god Cupid and goddess Psyche

The ancient custom of putting on a yoke in the Middle East was generated by practical needs: the understanding that unless the two worked together the two would not eat, as the symbolism is quite different from the ancient Greek theology as defined in the marriage of Cupid and Psyche.  In this far older religious perspective, Cupid (not a baby nor a boy but a robust man) wed Psyche and the two became “one flesh”—a term that later Hapiru moving from India into the Canaanite valley would adopt.  This changed only slightly with time, as can be seen in the interpretations of the translation from the Greek into the Syriac, Arabic, Persic, and Ethiopic versions that read, “one body”: with the subjection of the “weaker vessel” that is given the title “wife” (it had nothing to do with gender” is to be beloved by the husband (the stronger vessel) as his own body, as himself, as his own flesh, which appears in paraphrasing in the Pauline Letter to the Ephesians 5:28. The idea, in its earliest days did not include a contract for “eternity” but while the union was mutually beneficial.  The ancient Egyptians defined that as being a contract for “marriage” (mutual help) understood as a social institution that culminated in the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of two people (gender not specified) to live as a married couple and work for each other, protect each other, love each other, nurture each other and be supportive of each other.

What the various writers of the Gospels and Epistles ignored (or were expunged of in the various redactions of the scriptures, especially during the era 440 – 1120 CE) was that the objection, allegedly posed by the Jesus of the New Testament, is to the indifference of married couples where Moses allowed the husband to give his wife a letter of divorce is found in Deuteronomy 24:1.  By the time that the Book of Deuteronomy is written and with its various redactions put into place, the two partners become gender specific, so that if a man (the stronger of the two) marries a woman (the weaker of the two) who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, he is allowed to write her a certificate of divorce, give it to her and send her from his house (as property was the prerogative and right of the stronger of the two in a union, and women lost, over time, their rights in a “marriage” (cp. Matthew 5:31 but that is allowed only in case of infidelity because the wife will seek sex elsewhere and that was considered, wrongly, as adultery, and the individual having sex with the one divorced is considered guilty as well to the charge of adultery: the key is in verse 32: εγω δε λεγω υμιν οτι ος αν απολυση την  γυναικα αυτου παρεκτος λογου πορνειας ποιει αυτην μοιχασθαι και ος  εαν απολελυμενην γαμηση μοιχαται that is taken from Jeremiah 3:9 and reflects Babylonian law; it is definitely not new with the Jesus of the New Testament (cf. Matthew 19:8 where Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning”).  The Matthew account is directly copied from the Marcian account (Mark 10:11 which matches the Babylonian directive. It must be remembered that the Gospel of Mark is the source for the other synoptic gospels—not Matthew and this is best seen in the misuse of the word “wife.”

Wife, originally, meant “helpmeet” [a person suitable to help a lord or leader, and was used in the original King James Version of the Bible; in the original Genesis 2:18, it means “suitable” and usually came after investigation, interview, dialogue, and terms of the employment or living agreed upon] or “helpmate” [a companion, from the Hebrew ‘ezer keneghdo’ [וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים לֹא־טֹוב הֱיֹות הָאָדָם לְבַדֹּו אֶעֱשֶׂהּ־לֹּו עֵזֶר כְּנֶגְדֹּו׃] it does not become one unified word until 1673].  Wife did not mean a woman married to a man until shortly before 900 CE, and then it is an evolutionary word that comes from the Old English wif  “woman,” from Proto-Germanic *wiban  (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian wif , Old Norse vif , Danish and Swedish viv , Middle Dutch and Dutch wijf , Old High German wib , and German Weib ), of uncertain origin. Some proposed Proto-Indo-European (hereafter cited as PIE) roots include *weip–  “to twist, turn, wrap,” perhaps with sense of “veiled person” [which various religions in the subcontinent and Middle East will adopt when they turn to “covering the wife” with a Burqa] (see vibrate: Latin vibratus,  past participle of vibrare meaning to “move quickly to and fro, shake,” which was expected from a helper to show that the individual was working’ from PIE *w(e)ib–  “move quickly to and fro” (cf. Lithuanian wyburiu  “to wag” (the tail) as a helper was expected to move quickly and the labor would require that the entire body was not resting, thus bending over, or swaying when harvesting, planting, and so forth was required and later used to “wag the tongue” (to speak quickly in defense of the house, to correct a disobedient child, or to speak out against a wrongful act), as it appear in the Danish vippe, Dutch wippen  “to swing,” that originate out of the Old English wipan meaning “to wipe” as the drying of a dish, cleaning of a table, and so forth; or *ghwibh– , a proposed root meaning “shame,” also “pudenda,” but the only examples of it are wife  and Tocharian (a lost Indo-European language of central Asia) kwipe, kip  “female pudenda.” The modern sense of “female spouse” that began as a specialized sense in Old English was transmogrified into the current the general sense of “woman” and can be seen in the preservation of such words as midwife, old wives’ tale, etc.  The Middle English sense of “mistress of a household” survives in housewife and it gave the house tender control over supplies, ordering victuals, disciplining servants and churls, and so forth.  It was later restricted in the sense or terminology of “tradeswoman of humble rank” as in fishwife. This is seen in the Dutch Wijf.  All became subject, in time, to the control of a male as patriarchy became increasingly more dominant and the fertility mother (alma mater) and her statues (such as the Venus of Willendorf; 24,000 – 22,000 BCE; cf. Berlant, Stephen (July, 2011). The Venus of Hohle Fels: Its Entheomycological Significance in Relation to The Venus of Willendorf and

Venus von Willendorf

Other, Anthropoid, Female Figurines. http://www.anistor.gr/english/index.htm Art Section) disappeared to be replaced by patriarch and masculine representations when displaced males (such as the ancient Hapiru invaded, conquered, and destroyed the more advanced civilizations such as Canaan and demoted their goddesses (Asherah, for example) to raise up their totems of male dominance, or transmogrified female deities into male deities, as seen in the Yah from ancient Egypt).

It is claimed, in error, that the ordinance of marriage was sanctioned in Paradise (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6). It is also stated by evangelicals that monogamy was the original law under which man lived, but polygamy commenced at a very early date (Genesis 4:19), and continued to swell in number and frequency and prevail all down through Jewish history.

The laws of Moses regulated but did not prohibit polygamy. A man might have a plurality of wives, but a wife could have only one husband. A wife’s legal rights (Exodus 21:10) and her duties (Proverbs 31:10-31; 1 Timothy 5:14 being a plagiarism from past Hebraic writings taken from Akkadian scripts) are specified. The wife could be divorced in special cases (Deuteronomy 22:13-21), but the wife could not divorce her husband.

It is alleged that divorce was restricted by the Jesus of the New Testament to the single case of adultery (Matthew 19:3-9) as discussed earlier, but the authenticity of this inclusion is now under scrutiny. The duties of husbands and wives in their relations to each other are distinctly set forth in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 7:2-5; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18, 19; 1 Peter 3:1-7). What is unique is the role of the “husband”?

The word “husband” originally meant a manager and a frugal person (a change occurred with the advent of the Industrial Revolution).  The husband controlled all income (including the wife’s dowry that was brought to the marriage) and purchases in the house).  The word “husband” is from Old Norse hūsbōndi,  which is a combination of hūs  house + bōndi  one who has a household, from bōa  to dwell reflecting the Old English husbonda:  “male head of a household,” probably from the Old Norse husbondi  “master of the house,” from hus  “house” + bondi but with the unique meaning of  “householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant,” from buandi,  present participle of bua  “to dwell”.  It was originally used for a “peasant farmer” (early thirteenth century) and is preserved in husbandry (first attested in the late fourteenth century). Beginning late in the thirteenth century it replaced the Old English wer as “married man,” as the companion of a wif, which has been recognized by many scholars as a sad loss for English poetry. The verb “manage thriftily” appearing in the middle of the fifteenth century is from the noun, in the obsolete sense, “steward” (mid-fifteenth century); before 1000 CE.  The Middle English husband ( e ), Old English hūsbonda  meant anyone who was master [controller] of the house and comes from the Old Norse hūsbōndi,  equivalent to hūs (house) + bōndi  ( bō-,  variant of bū-)  dwell (see the word boor in any quality dictionary as it refers to a peasant or an unruly person: a country bumpkin; rustic; yokel or one who acts like a pig: is boorish) + -nd  present participle suffix + -i  inflectional ending).

To build a theology around the antiquity of “marriage” led to the invention of many words by giving a false definition to them as found in the Christian Bible. For example, the Biblical name of the first man, from the Hebrew adam (Hebrew: אָדָם‎, Arabic: آدم‎) does not mean “man,” but must be translated “from the ground”.  It is a horticultural term: a lump of red clay (Hebrew is adamah  “ground”) and comes from the Canaanite word for “workers of the earth” and is plural in number and gender neutral; cf. Latin: homo that is misused and mistranslated as “man,” but is actually a Greek word meaning “same”; this is, however, found in the words for humanus for “human,” and humus  “earth, ground, soil.” The misuse of translation and interpretation skills have brought such nonsense into the language as “Adam’s apple” (first appearing in 1755) being an inexact translation of the Hebrew tappuah haadam, literally: “man’s swelling,” from ha-adam  “the man” + tappuah  “anything swollen” that actually described the swelling of the earth when there was an earthquake or volcanic eruption. The allusion is to the fact that a piece of the forbidden fruit (commonly believed to be an apple) that Eve gave Adam is supposed to have stuck in his throat. To not know (someone) from Adam “not know him at all” is first recorded 1784.

The issue of “red” for the earth is from ancient Babylonia and has been used by the invading Hapiru and other barbarians from the north as a generic name for man, having the same meaning in the Hebrew and the Assyrian languages. The order of creation written in Genesis 1 and 2 very significantly (Ide, Arthur Frederick (1982). Woman in ancient Israel under the Torah and Talmud : with a translation and critical commentary on Genesis 1-3; Mesquite: IHP) , as does the “sin” that saw the mortals expelled from the Garden, once “Eve” is created and she eats the forbidden fruit. At that point she becomes a woman, and her punishment for sinning against the orders of the landlord was to give birth to children—although she only had three sons. We have the names of only three of Adam’s sons, viz., Cain (it means “farmer”), Abel (it means “shepherd”, and Seth (it has various meanings, including “trickster” and “substitute”) who has his origins in ancient Egyptian theology.  Genesis 5:4 reads that other children were born—and from them all came all the nations of the earth.  This line shows that incest was acceptable and a common form of “marriage”, and while the “children” of Genesis 5:4 says “sons and daughters” and Josephus claims (Antiquities 1:1) that Adam had thirty-three sons and twenty-three daughters, Cain would have had to marry (had sex) one of them to have children. Josephus is not a reliable writer, nor is he a historian or scientist, and his books are saturated with errors (http://www.isaiah18.com/josephusvsnature.html).

Eve is the only “living human” that can be based on the Bible. It is a feminine noun, and is in Hebrew Hawwah that liberally has been translated as “a living being” but actually is a word that means “life” or “the growing earth.”  What history there is of her comes from various texts, but few are in agreement.  The birth of her first son cannot linguistically be attributed to Adam, as Genesis 4:1 states “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord,” suggesting that the overseer was the father and follows the outline and words of most ancient civilizations from Ethiopian to Hindu on the generation of species. 

Eve named her son Cain as if he had been the Promised One the “Seed of the woman.” While this topic is too involved to enter into this essay, what must be answered is the evangelical biblical literalists argument that Adam and Eve were “married”.  Their claim is based on Genesis 2:24 (repeated in Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:7) but the word references a sexual act and not a contract to continue laboring together.  Then, too, there is the argument that Adam only had one wife; but legend and other scriptures argue that he had two: the first wife was known as Lilith first appearing in what is considered a pseudepigraphic eighth to tenth century Alphabet of Ben Sira is considered to be the oldest form of the story of Lilith as Adam’s first wife, with Eve as his second wife, but Lilith and her legend is found earlier in the Babylonian Talmud (completed between 500 and 700 AD/CE, although legend has it that it was begun around 200 CE). Lilith is also found in Mesopotamian and Akkadian texts that predate both, with the Tree of Life being a part of the Babylonian Gilgamesh.

Seth was the third son of Adam and Eve (Genesis 4:25; the word means “appointed” or “substitute”, (Genesis 4:25; 5:3). His mother gave him his name, “for God,” said she, “hath appointed me [i.e., compensated me with] another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.” However, the name can be directly traced to an ancient Egyptian god, patron of the 11th nome (or province) of Upper Egypt.

Egyptian God Set/Seth (horns indicated enlightenment, as with Michelangelo's statue of Moses)

Seth has been recorded with the symbols of pigs, donkeys, and fishes. His cult centers were at Tanis, Ombos, and he was regarded as the Lord of Lower (Northern) Egypt.  Most commonly, Seth was represented by a big-eared imaginary animal with red (reflecting Adam: the red earth) hair resembling a donkey or maybe an aardvark. He was associated with the desert and storms. The Greeks associated Seth with their god, Typhon.  His story is more complete in ancient Egyptian theology than the mythology of Genesis.

Seth was the brother of Osiris, Isis and Nephthys who was also his wife. Nephthys’ son, Anubis was born from her tryst with Osiris, carrying out the Middle East acceptance of adultery and incest. Seth never had any children, as emphasis of his association with the barren desert and of his status as the antithesis of the fertile Osiris. During his battles with Horus, the goddess Neith suggested a compromise by giving Horus the throne, and Seth the Semitic goddesses Astarte (Venus who in Canaanite theology was known as Asherah) and Asat, which gave him two wives like other Middle Eastern Semitic men.

Egyptian God Set/Seth

The story of Seth in Egypt is similar to that of Cain in the Old Testament for Seth became famous for the fratricide of his brother Osiris which most likely is the source for the Genesis account of Cain and Able, and for the attempted murder of his brother’s son, Horus. Horus survived though and avenged his father’s death by ruling all of Egypt and exiling Seth to the desert for all time—similar to Cain’s exile. Seth, however was not willing to accept the loss of his “birthright” and, like the legend of Jacob and Esau, was tricked out of it by his father’s wife.  While Jacob covered his hairless arms with the skins of goats, to fool his father Isaac, Isis transformed herself into a beautiful young woman and went to Seth with tears streaming down her face.  Seth asked the young woman what the matter was and Isis told a story like the situation that she found herself in with Horus: where an evil man had killed her husband and was trying to steal her family’s flocks. Seth became angry at her plight and insisted that the evil man be destroyed and that the young woman’s son should inherit the family’s estate. By his own words, Seth condemned himself, and lost the throne of Egypt.

Story of Seth in ancient Egypt

In the Legend of Osiris, Seth/Set kills Osiris and scatters his body, then claims the throne of the gods for his own. He is later struck down by Horus, the son of Osiris, who restores order to the world and sets up the pharaohs as the guardians of Maat. Seth/Set and Horus continue to battle for control of the world, setting up an epic conflict of good versus evil as would Michael the archangel battle the Fallen Angel (some who claim is Lucifer, others Satan; they are not the same angels: Satan is a Babylonian Son of God who is known as the Adversary or Advocate/Lawyer in Job 2:1, and Lucifer was an angel/god of light {lucem ferre}, while the one Cast Down was “The Devil” (Isaiah 14:3-20), but he is not said to have been “cast down” from heaven—this comes from the Second Book of Enoch Verses 29:4, 31:4 of the longer recension manuscript R.) For an English translation of the story, read:  http://www.touregypt.net/godsofegypt/legendofosiris.htm.  There are, however, many early Church Fathers celebrated this fiction which in time was accepted as fact, as with Tertullian (Contra Marcionem, v. 11, 17), Origen (Homilies on Ezekiel 13), and others, who identify Lucifer with the Devil, erroneously interpreting the Devil as being “cast down from heaven” (by mistranslating  Revelation 12:7–10; cf. Luke 10:18).

As for marriage being between “one man and one woman” as the hate mongers hiding behind the poorly translated bibles argue throughout the Christian world, there is no biblical support for the idea or concept.  Genesis 4:19 says “Lamech married two women, one named Adah and the other Zillah.” That means that marriage is between one man and two women (which can lead to jealousy and murder: Genesis 4:23).  Jacob, who was not of the House of Cain, also had a plurality of wives, with Leah and Rachel (who were polytheists) being the best known (Genesis 29:32 sqq), including the rare glimpse into their use of sexual devises (they sat on phallic statues of their gods to hide them from their father).

Abraham married his half-sister (Genesis 12:10-20), Sarah (Genesis 11:29-31), then “married” (had sex with) her servant Hagar (Genesis 16:1–21:21).  After the death of his wife Sarah takes another wife, Keturah, who has six sons (25:1-4).

Esau, the elder twin son of Isaac and Rebekan (Genesis 25:25) also liked the ladies and married frequently.  The names of Esau’s wives differ in two traditions (Genesis 26:34 and 28:9; cf. 36:2-3).

Moses had at least two wives.  One was Zipporah (who was Moses’ cousin: Exodus 2:15-16 and in Exodus 18:1-6 and continued the Egyptian practice of female circumcision: Exodus 4:24-26).  Moses’ second wife was the “woman of Ethiopia” (http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Ethiopian-Princess the author of this article develops the reality found in the ancient spelling of the Torah where evangelicals attempt to claim that Moses had but one wife—which would be unusual in that day; cf. Numbers 11:35-12:2).  Moses’ polygamy is matched by Elkanah who had two wives: Hannah and Penninah (1 Samuel 1:2).

Saul offers his daughter Michal to David

David had numerous wives (Michal {daughter of King Saul; I Samuel 18:20,28 is unique as it is the first Biblical account of a woman saying that she loved a man, but here the Hebrew word is ahava and it does not mean a romantic love; Saul set a bride-price for the groom David to receive Michal; to risk his life harvesting the foreskin of 100 Philistines, but David returned with the foreskin of 200}, Ahinoam {mother of Amnon; Ahinoam was King Saul’s wife and daughter of Ahimaatz (I Samuel 14:50) and David married her while Saul was still alive and had not divorced her}, Abigail {mother of Kileab; Abigail is the wife of Nabal (whose name denotes a fool or glutton), a wealthy landowner in the Hebron. She is noted as wise and beautiful (I Samuel 25:3) especially in contrast to her husband}; Maacah {mother of Absalom and Tamar and daughter of King Talmai of Geshur}; Haggith {mother of Adonijah}, Eglah {mother of Ithream}, and Abital {mother of Shephatiah}. David’s last wife was Bathsheba, mother of Solomon {David married Bathsheba after having her husband killed; Bathsheba is named as the daughter of Eliam (II Samuel 11: 3) himself the son of Ahithophel one of David’s counselors (II Samuel 23:34) and David had sex with her despite the fact she was menstruating, which was illicit according to Jewish law)’ it is also possible that David married his own sister: According to the Book of Chronicles David had a sister named Abigail (I Chronicles 2:16) whose her husband is named Ithra (or Jether) (2 Samuel 17:26; and I Chronicles 2:17). It is possible that after Nabal’s death David’s sister rule over Hebron, which baits the question of whether or not there were two Abigail’s – one David’s third wife and one his sister, who most likely were sisters-in-law, and even possibly the same person? That implies that David married his sister after the death of his rival Nabal to inherit her estates. Could David marry his sister – it was not unheard of in the ancient mid-east (cf. Levenson, Jon D. (1978) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly, p. 27); David is accused of two sins:  murder and adultery (where death is commanded for both the man and the woman {Leviticus 20:10}), including having sex with his own granddaughter.  For murder, the prophet intoned, David’s punishment was to be ‘the sword shall never depart from your household. (II Samuel 12:10). For adultery his punishment is ‘[God] will raise up against you evil out of your own house . . .  Your wives . . . will lie with your friend . . . in sight of this sun . . . you shall not die . . . the child that is born to you shall surely die’ (II Samuel 12:11-14).  David readily admits his sin and the prophet responds that God will forgive, but David must nevertheless be punished. David’s immediate acceptance of his crime saves his own life but not that of the unborn child (‘And the Lord struck the child’ (II Samuel 12:15). King

Jonathan loved David

David also loved at least one man (Jonathan). David’s love for Jonathan is Biblical evidence that marriage (sexual) union occurred between men, as with David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18:1-3) for in the account we read the Hebrew word ahab, used to describe how Jonathan loved David and it does not mean “platonic”; it occurs 208 times in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. It is translated love in the KJV 169 times and occurs in the story of David and Solomon in 1 Samuel 16:21, 18:1, 3, 16, 20, 20:17 and II Samuel 1:26.

Solomon outdid all of the men in the Old Testament for polygamous marriages.  Solomon had 700 official wives and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:1-3).

No where in the Bible is there a rule, law, proclamation, statement from any god in the Old (אֱלהִים: elohim is a plural noun and refers to “god(s)” and/or “goddess(es)”) or New Testament nor is the Jesus of the New Testament that marriage between one man with one woman. 

"Constantine burning Arian books" MS CLXV, Biblioteca Capitolare, Vercelli, a compendium of canon law produced in northern Italy ca. 825 (a political lie, as Constantine was baptized by an Arian bishop, this cartoon appears 500 years later). The emperor burned no Arian books.

The Holy Spirit [which was not a part of the Trinity until the fourth century, and was considered one of three divine “persons” {ὑποστάσεις} but of one being {οὐσία} the invention of the Τριάς was established at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 CE under the order of the Emperor Constantine] used ahab in Genesis 29:20 to describe Jacob’s love for his wife Rachel and in Song of Solomon 3:1-4, to describe the love of the Shunamite girl for Solomon. The love of the Shulamite girl for Solomon is described as coming from her nephesh-soul, just as Jonathan’s love for David sprang from his nephesh-soul. Scripture uses ahabahto describe sexual love in the context of opposite sex marriage in Proverbs 5:19. Compare Ruth and Naomi (Ruth 1), Centurian and his servant (Matthew 8), Daniel and Ashpenaz in Daniel 1.  None of these were Sodomites, which refers to a city and the “pagan” (non-Hebrew worshippers of a fertility goddess: Asherah).  A sodomite in the Bible was always a shrine prostitute who worshipped the Canaanite fertility goddess? In many ways, the ancient Sodomites were similar to today’s cult of the Westboro Baptist Church that claims that “god hates…” and the god of Westboro Baptist Church will destroy nations that do not follow the dictates of his priesthood. Cf. Deuteronomy 23:17-18, 1 Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46, 2 Kings 23:7 and the non-Hebrew Book of Job 36:14;  all that use the word qadesh: it means “shrine prostitute” or “sacred whore” worshipping and interceding for a non-Hebrew deity.  This is the same term in Isaiah 1:9-10, 3:9, 13:19; Jeremiah 23:14, 49:18, 50:40; Lamentations 4:6; Ezekiel 16:46, 48-49 (which clearly defines the sin of the City of Sodom), 53, 55-56; Hosea 4:14 – harlots, qadeshah, shrine prostitutes; Amos 4:11; Zephaniah 2:9; Matthew 10:15, 11:23-24; Mark 6:11; Luke 10:12, 17:29; Romans 9:29; 2 Peter 2:6; Jude 5-7 talks about people and makes no references to LGBT individuals, as it speaks of the past when the Jews were in Egypt (it is worthy of note that the author(s) of Jude uses the Greek word, heteras {ἕτερος: meaning different, as in Acts 2:4 referencing speaking in different tongues} from which we get our English word, heterosexual, instead of the Greek word, homoios, {ίδιο: meaningsame} from which we get our English word, homosexual); Revelation 11:8, 22:15 – dogs (compare Deuteronomy 23:17-18 – “dog” was a derogatory name for a shrine prostitute: a “dog priest”; read: http://levendwater.org/companion/append42.html. The base line is clear: The participles ἐκπορνεύσασαι (ekporneusasai, “having indulged in sexual immorality”: going against consent or using sex in worship) and ἀπελθοῦσαι (apelqousai, “having pursued”) have concord with “cities” (πόλεις, poleis), a feminine plural noun, rather than with Sodom and Gomorrah (both masculine nouns) indicates non-Hebrew values or actions and thus were condemned and had nothing to do with sex between consenting individuals. 

A nephilim and a daughter of man

The Testament of Asher 7:1 boldly declares that the people of Sodom should haveknown that the angels were strangers and thus would have sought them out as occurs in lands where xenophobia is strongest since throughout the Middle East there was a belief that angels/giants {or “Fallen Ones”} sought out the daughters of mortals (Testament of Naphtali 3:3-5; cp. Genesis 6:1-4; Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Theologie March 15, 1905).  These “fallen ones” have long been questioned as to whom they were, what they wanted, etc.  Among the most interesting interpretations is that of Matthew Henry who argued that god had to intervene (Henry, Matthew (1961) Commentary on the Whole Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House):

“The sons of Seth (that is the professors of religion) married the daughters of men, that is, those that were profane, and strangers to God and godliness. The posterity of Seth did not keep by themselves, as they ought to have done. They inter-mingled themselves with the excommunicated race of Cain.”

It was not the sex between the two, but rather that they was an “intermixing” (true believers and nonbelievers) that would ultimately come into being an excuse for condemning interracial marriages and other merging of people.  Henry’s arguments are as spurious and nefarious as most evangelical commentaries, especially those by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Pentecostal movements such as the Adventists, because at no time, before the Flood (a worldwide myth) or after, has God destroyed or threatened to destroy the human race for the alleged sin of “mixed marriages.” 

Like other evangelicals, Henry is over reading the text, as there is no mention of Seth anywhere in this account. The contrast made in Genesis 6:2 is not between the descendants of Seth and the descendants of Cain, but between the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men.”  Furthermore, only the daughters of Cain were involved—not the sons, and there is no indication of anything but traditional sexuality—definitely no reference to homosexuality with the Fallen Ones.  While Genesis 6:12 acknowledges that “all flesh” is corruptible (and subject to passion”, St. Augustine noted (Aurelius Augustine,The City of God (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1949), Transl. Marcus Dods) precisely:“Like the gods they have corporeal immortality, and passions like human beings.” The major problem is that the angels in the Old Testament were “Sons of God” (Job 2:1), but in the New Testament are “Servants of God”, and sex is not involved.  There is no reference to specific limitations on marriage—just that a person is to “sin no more” or encounter “strange flesh.”

The last point here is critical.  If Jesus was the Son of God, as many (but not all) fourth century Christians claimed, he would have been tempted by the flesh, had a girl friend, and following Jewish custom, would have married and had children.  Jesus did none of these things.  Instead, the Jesus of the New Testament had no girl friend nor girlfriends, never married (quite strange in during that time, and would led to a family and public rebuking), had 72 male disciples (it is recorded only in Luke 10:1–24; the number is in dispute, between 70 and 72, as The King James, New King James, and the New American Standard Bible read that Jesus “sent forth 70 disciples,” while the New International Version, The Jerusalem Bible, and the New Living Translation reflect that Jesus “sent forth 72 disciples”.  The difference is found in Nestle’s Novum Testamentum Graece, where the Greek word μετα δε ταυτα ανεδειξεν ο κυριος και ετερους εβδομηκοντα και απεστειλεν αυτους ανα δυο προ προσωπου αυτου εις πασαν πολιν και τοπον ου εμελλεν αυτος ερχεσθαι (“hebdomekonta“).  However, immediately following this word is the Greek word δύο or “duo” in brackets (duo) and must be translated “two.” Footnotes of several translations indicate that the Greek manuscripts are divided between 70 and 72 as the number sent out and there is no way to be sure of which one is the original. Both represent the number of nations in the world in Genesis 10, with the Hebrew text having 70 names while the Greek text has 72) and stayed with twelve men (only one who was married but never was with his wife: Peter according to the Bible (Matthew 8:14), but early Church Fathers claimed that all were married except “John the Beloved of Jesus” who “remained chaste for Jesus”; cf. http://www.ewtn.com/vexperts/showresult.asp?RecNum=489266&Forums=0&Experts=0&Days=2006&Author=&Keyword=apostles+were+married&pgnu=1&groupnum=0&record_bookmark=1&ORDER_BY_TXT=ORDER+BY+ReplyDate+DESC&start_at=; Saul of Tarsus/St. Paul was never married: 1 Corinthians 9:5), and let another man (John the Beloved) lay his head on his chest {John 13:25 and 21:20}, who

St. John rests his head on the chest of Jesus

Jesus allowed to rest his head there “because he loved him”—as he had loved the brother of Mary and Martha who died but after he was restored to life disappeared—when John enters into Jesus community as being “born again” {John 11:1-44}), and have a nude youth follow him out of the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives (Mark 14:51-52 that is a revision of the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve were expelled).  These are marks of a

Codex Sinaiticus Luke 11:2 on the prayer of Jesus

servant—which is emphasized in Jesus’ ultimate speech where he prays (cf. Luke 11:2) that “this cup” (of impending death) be removed—a power that, as the Son of God, he would have been able to do, as the Advocate (Satan) noted in the Temptation in the Desert—but which Jesus rejected as would a faithful servant.  

 Jesus made no statement on marriage throughout his three-year career as a teacher (http://preachersfiles.com/jesus-teaching-on-marriage-and-divorce/).  Neither did his disciples nor apostles. He had no quarrel with women; he had no interest in what people did privately provided they did not go against trust, charity, or the spirit of the law (Matthew 19:9).

Council of Nicaea 325 CE (Constantine I, depicted twice on the vertical axis of the icon, seated on an elevated throne above and below, standing on a pedestal in conversation with St. Nicholas, flanked by the Bishops in attendance, St. Alexander of Alexandria, who presided over the council, kneeling to the left and praying to the image of the youthful Christ under a baldachin, standing to the right of Constantine, Arius and his followers, identifiable by their lack of halos, in the lower right corner)

These acts brought into question the very divinity—an argument that tore apart the Christian community until the Emperor Constantine stepped in to the argument in the fourth century CE and formed his Christian Church when he called the Council of Nicaea to iron out their differences.  Chief among these “heresies” was Arianism. Arianism was a major heresy that arose in the fourth century and denied the divinity of Jesus Christ.  First effectively advanced by Arius (256-336), a priest of Alexandria, who denied that there were three distinct divine Persons in God, Arius saw most of the early Fathers turn to favor his position; in fact, Eusebius of Caesarea (who wrote the first fifty copies of the bible under the direct order of the Emperor Constantine, was an Arian, and the bishop who baptized the emperor on his deathbed (against the will of the emperor) was also an Arian). For Arius, there was only one Person, the Father. According to Arian theory, the Son was created (“There was a time when he was not”). Christ was thus a son of God, not by nature, but only by grace and adoption. This theory logically evacuates the doctrine of the Incarnation of God in Christ of all meaning: if God did not become man, then the world has not been redeemed and the faith itself eventually dissolves.

In 321, Arius was denounced by a synod at Alexandria for teaching a heterodox view of the relationship of Jesus to God the Father. Because Arius and his followers had great influence in the schools of Alexandria—counterparts to modern universities or seminaries—their theological views spread, especially in the eastern Mediterranean.

By 325, the controversy had become significant enough that the Emperor Constantine called an assembly of bishops, the First Council of Nicaea, that formally condemned Arianism and, under imperial pressure, formulated and promulgated the Nicene Creed.  Arianism, however, did not disappear as the emperor’s son and heir was an Arian, and Arianism was furthered by Anomeanism which was a radical variant of Arianism that held that the Son was “unlike” (Greek: animoios) the Father.

The letter ascribed to Jude, the brother of Jesus, brought many back to the original meaning: indicating that the sexual dimension of Sodom’s sin involved going after “flesh” (Greek: σάρκα transliterated as sarkos) that was “different/strange” (Greek: ἕτερος transliterated as heteras)–of nonbelievers or Fallen ones–and that the ultimate sin was lack of charity and friendship.  The word “homosexual” does not exist anywhere in the text, nor does “same-sex.”  “Homosexual” does not appear before the end of the nineteenth century, and “same-sex” relationships are not defined before the twentieth century. To find the word “homosexual” in a Bible is easy with the numerous modern editions published by various sects and cults, but it does not appear in any of the original documents.  The words “homosexual” and “same sex” are inserted words in numerous contemporary erroneously bad editions and have led to the rise of hatred for people, the drive to execute LGBT members in the most diabolical nations on this planet from Uganda and Nigeria to the USA.  At the same time it has led to the creation of a separation of people worse than what the German people did when Adolf Hitler rose to power and the Christian

Interior of Berlin synagogue after Kristallnach 1938

churches celebrated the destruction of Jewish synagogues (Kristallnacht), arrest of women, children, elderly and babies and festivals given on news of the Jews mass extermination (Reichskristallnacht, Pogromnacht, and Novemberpogrome), with the Roman Catholic church, the Lutheran (official) Church of Germany, the Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses and other evangelicals celebrating publicly and in private.  Ninety-one Jews were killed and 30,000 Jewish men—a quarter of all Jewish men in Germany—were taken to concentration camps, where they were tortured for months, with over 1,000 of them dying. Around 1,668 synagogues were ransacked, and 267 set on fire (“‘German Mobs’ Vengeance on Jews,” The Daily Telegraph, November 11, 1938, cited in Gilbert, Martin (2006). Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction. Harper Collins, p. 42).

Translation: With Luther and Hitler for faith and nationality (Poster of the Saxon Bishop Friedrich Coch and Nazis, which illustrates the "church struggle" of the German national socialist-minded Christians and the Confessing Church in 1933 in Saxony. The Dresden Frauenkirche in the Nazi era became a focal point of confrontation between the "German Christians" and the "Confessing Church". The parish staff was split.)

This evil not only impregnated the German Reich but spread like a thunderous virus into Austria where in Vienna alone 95 synagogues or houses of prayer were destroyed (loc. cit., pp. 30-33) and the Roman Catholic, Protestant and evangelical clergy celebrated the destruction in a manner almost as nefarious as the encouragement of genocide of homosexuals in Nigeria by the pseudo-pastor Scott Lively and would-be but unlicensed psychologist Marcus Bachmann of Minnesota, husband of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (both are Lutherans and celebrate the writings of the spiritual grandfather of Adolf Hitler and the Lutheran church in Germany) whose xenophobia is worse than any Nazi who breathed from 1939-1945. 

Bishop Martin Sasse, a leading Protestant churchman, published a compendium of Martin Luther’s writings shortly after the Kristallnacht; Sasse “applauded the burning of the synagogues” and the coincidence of the day, writing in the introduction, writing: “On November 10, 1938, on Luther’s birthday, the synagogues are burning in Germany.”   Sasse urged the German people to heed these words “of the greatest anti-Semite of his time [Martin Luther], the warner of his people against the Jews” (read: Bernd Nellessen, “Die schweigende Kirche: Katholiken und Judenverfolgung,” in Büttner (ed), Die Deutschen und die Judenverfolgung im Dritten Reich, p. 265; the German evangelicals were the strongest supporters of Hitler’s murderous programs as exists identically in the USA with the insanity of Iowa’s self-proclaimed prophet-pastor and former coach Robert Vander Plaats who leads the charge against those who do not share his concept of god nor accept his diktat on the correct lifestyle in a Kingdom of God that Vander Plaats terms FAMiLY [sic].) Diarmaid MacCulloch argued that Luther’s 1543 pamphlet Von den Jüden und jren Lügen (On the Jews and Their Lies) was a “blueprint” for the Kristallnacht (MacCulloch, Diarmaid (2004). Reformation: Europe’s House Divided, 1490-1700. New York: Penguin Books Ltd, 2004, pp. 666-667).

From Martin Luther to Adolf Hitler

On November 15, just days after the initial pogrom was started by the Nazis, Evangelical Lutheran Bishop Sasse distributed a pamphlet entitled Martin Luther on the Jews: Away with Them! (Martin Luther über die Juden: Weg mit Ihnen!).  In this tract the German Lutheran bishop reprinted excerpts from Luther’s notorious 1543 pamphlet, Against the Jews and Their Lies, urging the destruction of Jewish property (cf. http://jewishquarterly.org/issuearchive/article6524.html?articleid=452).  Rejoicing in the terrorism of the Nazis in the early years of the twentieth century, identical to the call for the execution of homosexuals in Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, and other intolerant African nations by Scott Lively and other far-right evangelical extremists in the USA, Bishop Stasse claimed that Kristallnacht was fulfilling the goals of Luther; the Nazis were acting as Christians.  Luther’s psychology has been studied by numerous professionals, but the most succinct reads:

Was Luther am ordinären und kriminellen Ablaßhandel und Papsttum geißelte und anprangerte, war sicher echte Empörung, aus grundanständiger Motivation und wirklichem Gerechtigkeitsempfinden entstanden. Aber Luther war nicht nur ein Großer im Guten, es war auch ein ganz Großer im Schlechten: in der Glaubensfrage überhaupt, in der Frauenfrage, in der Bauernfrage, in der Herrschafts- und Obrigkeitsfrage und in der Judenfrage, und er litt auch an dem paranoiden Auserwählt-Syndrom, wie die meisten religiösen Führer. Seine haßerfüllten und vernichtenden Urteile gegenüber den Juden, Fremden und Andersdenkenden unterscheiden sich, obwohl “nur” religiös und nicht rassisch motiviert, wenig – aber doch in der Vernichtungsfrage – von denen der Nationalsozialisten, kein Wunder, daß diese sich gern auf ihn beriefen, im Einklang mit einigen evangelischen Bischöfen (z.B. Sasse, Lebensdaten). Betrachtet man die Blutspuren, die die meisten Religionen hinterlassen haben, muß man zu dem zwingenden Urteil gelangen, daß die meisten nichts taugen, mit am wenigsten die der “drei Betrüger” (Moses, Jesus, Mohammed), wobei man Luther hier ruhig als den vierten großen Betrüger dazu zählen darf; sie sind zum großen Teil Tarnkappen und Verkleidungen psychopathischer, psychopathologischer,  soziopathischer und krimineller Machenschaften. Religionen und Sekten sind vielfach ein Hort und Schutzreservat für psychisch Gestörte, Verbrecher und Geschäftemacher. So sicher Luther kein lumpiger Geschäftemacher war, wie vielfach die Päpste, Bischöfe und ihre globale Ablaß-Mafia (Tetzel) seiner Zeit, so sicher liefert er – zumindest aus heutiger Sicht – dramatische Zeichen von Soziopathie und Verbrechertum. Seine Psychopathographie sei einer anderen Arbeit vorbehalten. Hier geht es um den Lutherischen Antisemitismus, von dem die evangelische Kirche sich längst hätte klar und deutlich – sozusagen “lutherisch” – distanzieren müssen.

(On the “Jewish Question” and Luther which can be compared with Hitler, see: http://www.sgipt.org/sonstig/metaph/luther/judens.htm) The continuing assault on homosexuals and those seeking same-sex marriages in the wasteland of Iowa and other backward states in the USA under the grip of theological terrorists from Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and Indiana to New Jersey and Florida, Sasse, held to a strict literalist interpretation of scripture and not only opposed the Jews, but those who committed adultery, were homosexuals, and read, saw, or even printed pornography, his arguments now used by Iowa’s self-proclaimed defender of the family, Robert Vander Plaats and other dangerous demagogues in the

Robert Vander Plaats

USA.  The fact that Iowa and other radical right states take no action against the incendiary invocations of Vander Plaats and his rabid army of Christian defenders, makes Iowa and other states complicit in future assassinations of LGBT communities and other marginalized groups: their governors and legislators must be held accountable for their people’s crimes against humanity and each legislator who does not raise his or her voice against Vander Plaats and similar miscreants are no better than those who remained silent during the purge and putsche of Adolf Hitler.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Minneapolis MN

So popular was the German Luther, that until July 2011, presidential candidate Michele Bachmann praised her radical WELS church and the writings of Martin Luther before abandoning it in favor of political opportunism.  Martin Luther’s treatise On the Jews and their Lies (1543), exercised a major and persistent intellectual influence upon the German practice of anti-Semitism against Jewish citizens and has led to numerous members in the WELS to enter the KKK and USA version of the Nazi Party.

The Nazis in Hitler’s Germany publicly displayed an original of On the Jews and their Lies during the annual Nuremberg rallies, and the city presented a first edition of it to Julius Streicher, the editor of Der Stürmer, which described Luther’s treatise as the most radically anti-Semitic tract ever published (cp. Michael, Robert (2006). Holy Hatred: Christianity, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, chapter 4 “The Germanies from Luther to Hitler,” pp. 105–151; and Hillerbrand, Hans J. “Martin Luther,” in Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2007. Hillerbrand writes: “[H]is strident pronouncements against the Jews, especially toward the end of his life, have raised the question of whether Luther significantly encouraged the development of German anti-Semitism. Although many scholars have taken this view, this perspective puts far too much emphasis on Luther and not enough on the larger peculiarities of German history”).

Heinrich Himmler

Schutzstaffel (SS) Chief Heinrich Himmler, initially a supporter of, defended Ernst Röhm — the homosexual leader of the Sturmabteilung (SA [Brown Shirts]) after the Nazis the Nazi Party purged the homophile clubs of LGBT Berliners. In keeping with the writings of Luther and other evangelicals, Hitler outlawed academic and pornographic sexual publications in a manner that Iowa’s Vander Plaats has copied for his infamous “Contract” for Tea Party and conservative GOP presidential candidates to sign—a contract that Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum rushed to sign with a fervor greater than any Nazi known while Hitler lived.

Divorce - Marriage rate comparison in USA

Following the spirit and law of Hitler, Vander Plaats whose extremist speechifying has barked out orders to outlaw all pornography, re-establish the mythological family in Christianity—a family where there are twice as many divorces as there are marriages, and end homosexuality in the same manner that occurred in March 1933, when Kurt Hiller, the organizer of Magnus Hirschfeld’s Institut für Sexualwissenschaft(Institute of Sex Research), was imprisoned to a concentration camp. Vander Plaats supporters in private “schools” such as the Pella, Iowa “Christian school”, like the Hitler Youth, began their attacks in private, in imitation of that fateful day of 6 May 1933, when Hitler Youth members attacked the Institute of Sex

The Pope as the Whore of Babylon, as portrayed in a woodcut by Martin Luther's friend and artist, Lucas Cranach, September 1522.

Research and publicly incinerated its library and archives in the streets, are irrational panic-mongering mercenaries in Vander Plaats’ xenophobic army in a wacky exercise in revisionist history by claiming that basic rights have never been guaranteed in the USA.  Bachmann’s pastor requested that the presidential candidate in the USA leave the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church for fear that its controversial stand (its pastor, who no longer accepts calls from the media or researchers and requires his secretary to ask all callers the nature of their inquiry and their church affiliation as if the secretary was the Grand Inquisitor, claims that the Pope is the anti-Christ which the church claims is Biblical {as did Martin Luther, but has no foundation when reading Matthew 16:18}and holds the former German monk Martin Luther as being divinely inspired { http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/07/michele-bachmanns-church-says-the-pope-is-the-antichrist/241909/}, a view Mrs. Bachmann publicly claims she does not hold as she “loves Catholics”) could hurt her chances to win the presidency and thus restore the USA to being a Protestant Christian nation (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bachmann-left-church-at-pastors-request-official-says/2011/07/15/gIQAfGGuGI_story.html?wprss=).  Although Bachmann and her family had stopped attending the church in 2009, it was not until June 21, 2011, that her name was formally withdrawn from its membership roles.

Book burning in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Nazis of the Third Reich, being prototypes for FAMiLY functionaries and supporters in Iowa and South Dakota, including the Bachmanns and Santorum, destroyed some 20,000 books and journals, as well as some 5,000 images. They also seized the Institute’s rosters of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender patients.  After the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler promoted Himmler, who then zealously suppressed homosexuality, saying: “We must exterminate these people root and branch … the homosexual must be eliminated” (Plant, Richard (1986), The Pink Triangle: the Nazi war against homosexuals. New York: H. Holt, p. 99).  In 1936, Himmler established the “Reichszentrale zur Bekämpfung der Homosexualität und Abtreibung” (“Reich Central Office for

Vander Plaats' website (see the final entry) and compare it with Hitler's printed propaganda

the Combating of Homosexuality and Abortion”). The Nazis officially declared that homosexuality was contrary to “wholesome popular sentiment”, identifying gay men as “defilers of German blood” (this is the same argument used by Robert Vander Plaats who equates all sexual diseases from STDs to HIV and AIDS to homosexual activity, although medical science shows that no one, heterosexual or homosexual, is immune to the equal opportunity viruses, and makes Vander Plaats crusade for dollars easier as most Iowans remain ignorant of medical fact because of evangelicals misuse of scripture that none can read in the original Attic Greek). The Nazi régime incarcerated some 100,000 homosexuals during the 1930s (Bennetto, Jason (1997-11-01). “Holocaust: Gay activists press for German apology”. The Independent at  http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_/ai_n14142669), with concentration camp prisoners, homosexual men were forced to wear pink triangle badges (cp. Pretzel, Andreas (2005). “Vom Staatsfeind zum Volksfeind. Zur Radikalisierung der Homosexuellenverfolgung im Zusammenwirken von Polizei und Justiz”. In Zur Nieden, Susanne (2005). Homosexualität und Staatsräson. Männlichkeit, Homophobie und Politik in Deutschland 1900-1945. Frankfurt/M.: Campus Verlag, p. 236).  It is interesting to note that Hitler used the Bible and Martin Luther to define marriage—and like Martin Luther, Hitler had no idea of what the Bible really said—as he was busy reading Martin Luther’s “translation” of the scriptures that had little in common with the original scrolls and texts, and nothing in common with the Codex Vaticanus, which is one of the oldest extant manuscripts of the Greek Bible (Old and New Testament and is dated, palaeographically, to the 4th century CE; there major differences in the two

Codex Bezae (6th century CE)

codex and other codices, for Codex Bezae (written in the sixth century and has been used for centuries to argue that Jesus was Cesar, see: http://www.carotta.de/subseite/echo/tumult-e.html although the Greek characters do not come through easily) says that Jesus was angry, rather than compassionate {Codex Sinaticus}, when he healed a leper (Mark 1.41). The Sinaiticus omits “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever” from the Lord’s Prayer; and are words that Protestants add to the end of the Lord’s Prayer, as with Martin Luther and evangelicals) and the Codex Sinaiticus (Hebrew: קודקס סינאיטיקוס‎, Greek: Σιναϊτικός Κώδικας) which is an ancient, handwritten copy of the Greek Bible written in the fourth century CE. 

NOM's original president Maggie Gallagher speaking at the Cato Institute, February 17th 2010

Contrary to Maggie Gallagher who was the original founder for the National Organization for Marriage (its oversight committee includes Chuck Stetson who is Chairman of the Board, Bible Literacy Project that has as its purpose to put the Christian Bible in all classrooms public and private and educate teachers as its authenticity, reliability and historicity), Luis Tellez (President, Witherspoon Institute Board of Trustees to promote traditional marriage, wants divorce illegal, and works against stem cell research and other scientific issues) and others, and who has spoken out that the Bible demands that marriage is between one man and one woman–that is not true anywhere in the Bible.  The word “marriage” is found only as a reference to sexual union without gender specification.

11 Comments

Filed under Adolf Hitler, Ancient Egypt, Bible, Black Americans, Church history, Evangelical Christianity, Homosexuality, Iowa, Jesus Christ, Martin Luther, Michele Bachmann, Nazis, Robert Vander Plaats, Third Reich