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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.

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Freedom of Speech, Responsibility and Bloodshed

Voltaire in 1718. Portrait by Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746)

Freedom of speech, thought, association, and other rights taken for granted in the emerging new nation in 1776 that became the United States of [North] America, was quite innovative.  Such liberties were frequently discussed by eighteenth century philosophers, but few saw their ideals formalized into legislation or law.  Fewer thinkers and fewer common people experienced the celebrations of liberty.  Even the great philosophé François-Marie d’Arouet (1694–1778), better known by his nom de plume Voltaire (a prolific writer, philosopher, poet and pamphletist, and the preeminent figure of the age now called the eighteenth-century French Enlightenment), experienced the wrath of the self-righteous in state and church and suffered in prisons for his thoughts, writings (wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets), and speeches.

First and Second Estate (Nobles and Clergy) riding on back of poor (French etching 18th century)

Fluent in Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, English and French, the philosophé spared no one his verbal or written attacks on their self-centered posturing or assumptions of knowledge that he found to be ill-witted and illiterate even among the educated. Voltaire was raw in his brittle condemnation of injustice that was rampant during the abusive reign of Louis XIV, clerical abuses, prejudice on all grounds especially by the pompous Roman Catholic clergy (even though he graduated from a Jesuit college and remained close friends with Jesuit priests throughout his lifetime; his considerations are topicalized in Pomeau, René (1974). La Religion de Voltaire. Paris, France: Librairie Nizet). 

            Belzunce bishop of Marseilles Giclee                      (reign of Louis XV)

Voltaire struck out with razor-sharp wit against the frantic fanaticism of evangelical extremists both among Protestant groups as well as within the Roman Catholic fold.  Repulsed by what he saw within the folds of rituals and rites, Voltaire rejected formalized religion.  The churches that cluttered the skyline with their steeples and towers Voltaire saw as monsterous monuments to superstitious and irrational with its deification or canonization of ancient gods and goddesses as saints. 

Chastisement from man to subjected woman (18th century French illumination)

Along with other enlightened thinkers, including Benjamine Franklin, they questioned and ridiculed those invoking a plethora of patently absurd artifacts as belonging to “virgins”–including the original “virgin” who were directly hailed as being symbolic of the young girl Miriam who transevolving christianos and chrestianos ultimately would define as the mortal mother of Jesus allegedly free from any original sin (the Immaculate Conception) plagiarized from Egyptian theology who the priests of Isis defined as being the Mother of Our Lord (Θεοτοκος).  Christian catechisms after the fourth century CE initiated the transmogrification of this Egyptian goddess into Mary who was hailed as the Mother of God.

Thomas Jefferson

Voltaire was a deist, like Thomas Jefferson who found that religion had transformed good into evil, benefactors into slave owners (of which he was one), and mercy into cruelty. The French philosopher believed in a supreme being, but never claimed the being to be a god.  It was more of a life source, marginally antedating the thesis of Stephen Hawking (Hawking, Stephen (1990). A Brief History of Time . From the Big Bang to Black Holes. New York, NY: Bantom Books).  

Constitution of USA

Voltaire emphasized reason.  He despised democracy as the rule of the mob, and believed that an enlightened monarchy, informed by the counsels of the wise, was best suited to govern.  Voltaire’s thinking was adopted by many of those who signed the Constitution of the USA. The imperialism and exclusion of people within the Constitution of the USA is clear in the original document–without amendments (except for the Bill of Rights).  US Senators were not chosen by the electorate.  They were hand-picked by venal and vested interests controlling state legislators.  Black people were barely considered humans, and their rights limited in scope and number.  Race mattered (Black people were not considered to be on par with Caucasians but accepted as slaves based on the only known reading at that time of the myth of Cain and the Babylonian legend of Noah who cursed his grandson Canaan for having seen or fondled his testicles). This was enshrined in the Constitution of the USA: known as Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution:

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.

Women were equally disenfranchised until the twentieth century, with medical doctors at Harvard arguing that women should consider themselves “wounded creatures” at least once a month because of menstruation.  School was basically parochial and limited to the few elite and wealthy, as became the threshold for modern day politicians such as Mitt Romney who rejects he has any responsibility to represent or better the lives of 47% of all USA citizens (read here and here).  Like Governor Rick Perry of Texas who has single-handedly detroyed the Texas Board of Education (read here and here) and his installed fake historians like David Barton and phoney sciences in Texas classrooms, the Republican Party has spoken out against basic safety nets: social security, medicare, universal health care, better schools, and the inalienable right of women to determine the destiny of their own bodies. 

SCOTUS Judge Antonin Scalia objecting to universal health care for every USA citizen (2012)

If Antonin Scalia had his way, as a “strict constructionist” who literally followed the letter of the Constitution, there would be no national military (only armed farmers), roads and highways would have tolls charged, and elections would be held in fields without the secret “Australian” ballot, and Akin (R-MO), King (R-IA), and Bartlett (R-PA) among others could force their views on others. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) would begin to tear down the wall separating church and state that Thomas Jefferson said was necessary for the USA to be a united people when he wrote to the Baptists of Danbury, CT.

Religions have never been free nor in existence to serve the needs of the common person at any time or anywhere.  Instead, ontological theologies have always been the enslavers of mortals for the growth and enrichment of a select few equal to the ancient world through the epoch of the Middle Ages in Europe, Japan, and elsewhere.

Slavic people of Central and Eastern Europe before 1000 CE

It was during these dark days that early nobles who survived the downfall of a decrepit and decaying Roman Empire by carving out individual latifundiabecame robber barons in the Ukraine and Bulgaria forcing Slavs to convert to the hated religion of the Greeks so that their overlords would gather in gold sent by the Orthodox churches of Asia Minor and the Emperor in the East.  The Slavs were given the choice of converting or being massacred, the same choice Roman Catholics gave Muslims (Moors) in Spain, as did the Muslims in Africa as they raided cities, towns and countryside regions throughout the northern lands of the continent.  Religion has never been freely offered–it always has been forced on a relunctant people everywhere.

Force conversions to Christianity (more than 50% of all Slavs executed), the Orthodox Church rewarded Vladimir with the title Saint.

The Slavs fought off the cruelty of Christians for several hundred years, but were ultimately disempowered and Greece sent in missionaries to clean up the ruins, renaming Slavic gods as saints, and murdering priests of the old religion, but this conversion was not “completed” until 1300 CE, and there still remain followers known as Rodnovery (Родославие/Rodoslavie; Ukrainian: Рiдна Вiра/Ridna Vira, Рідновірство/Ridnovirstvo; Belarusian: Роднавераваннe/ Rоdnaveravanne; Polish: Rodzimowierstwo; Czech: Rodnověří; Slovak: Rodnoverie; the official adoption of what vigilantes from Constantinople called Christianity  is varied: Moravia in 863, Poland in 966, Kievan Rus’ in 988) who worship the old gods to the chargain of Kirill, the corrupt patriarch of Moscow.

Patriarch Kirill’s limitless wealth 2012

Kirill is a multi-billionaire religious leader in Russia working to enthrone Vladimir Putin, silence dissent (Pussy Riot band), and force the Ukrainian and the Bulgarian Orthodox churches to league behind him.  A corrupt politician who has enriched himself at the suffering of the people of Russia, over the last few years sold more than $2 billion in cigarettes to buy himself a penthouse in St. Petersburg, a villa in Switzerland, a $35,000 watch, a yacht, and so forth, while preaching to the Russian Orthodox to immitate the poverty of Jesus; and the priests who demand money to say prayers for their dead.

Hannah Dunston killing the Indians

The same was true of the fate of what would become the land of the red beards (Rus), their poisoning of thought throughout Scandinavia, and barbarian invasion of the emerald island that became known as the British Isles–and through the settlement of the New World.  Scalping was not native to the American aboriginal people, but for the most part was introduced by Europeans, especially the French who offered bounties for scalps to prove the “enemy” was dead (Billard, Jules B. (1974). World of the American Indian.  First Printing edition. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society) and can be dated at least to the days of the Greek historian Herodotus, and recorded, also, in the Second Book of Maccabees (Donald J. Ortner (2003). Identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains.  New York: Academic Press, p. 166).

Murder of Inkas (Peru) by Spaniards and Roman Catholic priests (16th century)

The settling initially was to rape the land and denude it of timber and tar for boats, furs and ornaments for trade, and ultimately with the carnage unleashed against Central and South America, to genocidic slaughter, rape and plunder by friars, monks, confessors and soldiers of advanced civilizations from the Aztecs to the Incas so that native American gold would fill the bloodstained coffers of Spain, Portugal, and Tudor England.  Only a few of those who accompanied the invaders dared to write about the human tragedy and barbaric practice of supposedly religious people.  One of those was Bartolomé de las Casas O.P., a Dominican who wrote vividly of the planned, premeditated and calloused murder of entire civilizations and people from Cuba to South America.

Illustration for Bartolomé de las Casas’ book “Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias”–a practice that had long been accepted in Europe

Religion always played a part, with the conquerers killing natives either with bullets or syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases (especially in the conquest of the Hawaiian islands), and later poisoned progeny that mushroomed as white fungus in the USA from the nineteenth century that was hallmarked by “Captains of Industry” from Andrew Carnegie whose minions had Pickerton Detectives fire on workers, and John Rockefeller calling in brigands to stiffle dissent.  This has continued into the distorted world of 2012 and such Troglodytae (as original mused on by Montesquieu in his Lettres persanes, written 1721 now know as Persian Letters), in the misshapen menacing and mincing mentalities of Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his scattered clan with the matriarch housed in a retirement village Florida, 78-year-old Betty Ryan Douglas. 

Betty Ryan Douglas and son Paul Ryan in Florida 2012

Betty told other seniors that she does not worry about her welfare as she has Paul–who she originally feared would be a “ski bum” and who originally vowed to dismantle medicare.  While Betty lied and told other retirees that her son would not cut medicare or medicaid, the National Journal exposes the mother’s deception (which may have been deliberate or the result of following her son’s draconian plan) printing what Ryan proposed in line with Ayn Rand’s (born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum 1905, died 1982) dicta that were written as novels and became the heartbeat of the ultraconservative movement.

Mitt and Ann Romney

The same is true for the shadow puppet pair perfidiously preying on the enigmatic enemies of Charles and Edward Koch of Kansas: Willard [Mitt], a bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints (LDS: Mormons) and Anne Romney who openly resents the middle class from asking her questions and not just agreeing to “give Mitt a chance” (watch here and read here).  In each case, religion is always the flying buttress holding up the weight of their lies that are as hard as the stones that the poor lifted to create Notre Dame de Paris.

Constantine burns Arius’ books 326 CE

Few religions have ever accepted freedom of speech or thought.  Since the invention of the Christian church in 325 CE by the non-theist/polytheist Emperor Constantine I in an effort to create a unified empire and his Council warrior/advisors to Nicaea to form his “catholic [universal] church”. Few had any true spiritual interest in the rights of all, but sought forced conversions, theft of property: the temple of other deities for their own use, and freedom of expression and assembly were battered until both lay bloody on the altar of expediency and emperor worship. 

Florida self-proclaimed pastor Terry Jones burns picture of Muhammad and Qu’ran leading to demonstrations by Muslims worldwide.

Constantine busied himself after his novelty was established by burning all works that did not fill the need he saw in a one-world religion.  This would be matchd by all churches from then to 2012, with Terry Jones of Florida promising to burn more Qu’rans. In turn, Muslims

Racist Terry Jones of Florida hangs effigy of Barrack Obama outside of his church, continuing the lie that Obama is Muslim. (2012)

burned Jones in effigy (as Jones hung President Obama in effigy and then burned a drawing of Muhammad with a Qu’ran).  Jones’ goal is to ignite the world in a final battle, the mythology of Armageddon longed for by religious radicals and the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) that was created to propel the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, into the presidency with Perry’s Day of Prayer that brought together more people of hate under a single roof in one day that had not been achieved since the mass rallies for Adolf Hitler.

Self-styled pastor Terry Jones of Florida

The Roman Catholic Church, like its senior-sister the Greek Orthodox Church and its offspring, labored bloodily to silence opposition, to distort, attenuate and transmogrify the original sayings of the Jesus of the New Testament into the praetorian preaching of the group-created Pauline epistles that have little in common with the simple uneducated dicta of the man from Galilee. To this end, the injunction by the New Testament Jesus not to judge others (Matthew 7:1) was unscrupulously unctionized and prepossessively glossed over into a litany of condemnations hailed by the nefarious and odious opportunists in the pay of the empire that elevated the insanity found in 1 Corinthians 6:9 (Ἢ οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι ἄδικοι θεοῦ βασιλείαν οὐ κληρονομήσουσιν; μὴ πλανᾶσθε· οὔτε πόρνοι οὔτε εἰδωλολάτραι οὔτε μοιχοὶ οὔτε μαλακοὶ οὔτε ἀρσενοκοῖται). 

Egyptian Honor Killing: Muslim burns Coptic Christian man alive and kills others (2012).

From the Copts of Alexandria, Egypt  (long before Constantine created a centralized bureaucracy known as Christianity), to the Slavs in Central Europe, the landscape became less tolerant as the new religion reared it raw head matching the macheted theology of such theological terrorists as Keith Ratliff of West Des Moines, Iowa and Southern Baptist Convention pastors who hail themselves as being ordained by “the Christ”.  Today, few know, and less care, that the term is from ancient Egyptian, referring to a senior magician who would send out missionaries mantled as magi: wise men in groups of three in quest of a star.

Archbishop John Nienstedts sends out message to congregation instructing them on whom they should vote in violation of IRS Code.

Biblical illiterates who read contemporary mistranslations and elevate the paper on which the words are printed in ink as if the tome itself was god are common place: from street preachers to prelates parading in lace from San Francisco to Miami, Houston to Minneapolis and every place in between. 

Huckabee and Vander Plaats

They include such hate-filled purveyors of perdition such as Mike Huckabee, the part-time dybbuk Baptist bible-pounder, enfant terrible and past fabulist Governor of Arkansas who is intimately intertwined with a perpetually angry pharisaic pseudo-preacher Bob Vander Plaats, a unique speciman who charged $1 million for a political endorsement and then told candidates who could not meet his extortist demands to drop out of the contrived carnival

Pottsville IA KKK

Iowa presidential preference poll, is not only mentally unbalanced but is approaching the genocidic complex that filtered through Nazi reality that still has a stranglehold on Iowa with the KKK headquartered in Boone, Iowa.  Vander Plaats preying mantra  matches the critical calloused learning of most Pentecostal ministers who preach from pulpits who their congregations are to vote for, breathing fire and brimstone and attempt to define ἀρσενοκοῖται as being “homosexual”. 

Homosexuality is the greatest fear in Iowa among the evangelical extremists that huddle beneath the black banner of biblical ignorance of Vander Plaats.  It takes on alleged Biblical proportions as being the sign that the god of Iowa fundamentalist continues to be a demon of wrath and not the Jesus of tenderness, understanding, and acceptance (Acts 10:24).

The word ἀρσενοκοῖται, that Vander Plaats, Huckabee, and other fundamentalists fanatics fume over as a word equal to homosexuality actually is a reference to “effeminancy” or “abusers of themselves with people”: sensualists or masochists would be more accurate.  The word homosexual appears nowhere before 1863 (it was coined by Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825–95) and published in his book Forschungen über das Rätsel der mannmännlichen Liebe (Researches on the Riddle of Male–Male [Man-to-Man] Love). Leipzig, Deutschland: Spohr), and is not used in a psychological study for another thirty years (Charles Gilbert Chaddock (1894 [I have the 1892 edition in my personal library]: Psychopathia sexualis: eine klinisch-forensische Studie, Stuttgart, Deutschland: Enke, 1886, where the term is antipathic). Read Psychopathia sexualis: with especial reference to the contrary sexual instinct: a medico-legal study… by R[ichard] von Krafft-Ebing. 7th edition, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis; it does not appear in German until by 1880, in Gustav Jäger, Gustav (1880). Pyschologie then a part of the series Lehrbuch der allgemeinen Zoologie: ein Leitfaden für Vorträge und zum Selbststudium / von Gustav Jaeger, III. Abth.).  The word homosexual is not printed in any English Bible before 1946.  It does not appear until 1973 in the New International Version [NIV].

Biblical literacy has always been low, as with the infamous line from Genesis 1:28, where the sentence reads:  וַיְבָרֶךְ אֹתָם אֱלֹהִים וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם אֱלֹהִים פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ וּמִלְאוּ אֶת־הָאָרֶץ וְכִבְשֻׁהָ וּרְדוּ בִּדְגַת הַיָּם וּבְעֹוף הַשָּׁמַיִם וּבְכָל־חַיָּה הָרֹמֶשֶׂת עַל־הָאָרֶץ׃. In the original, the word להכפיל, means to “increase” (actually “increase in knowledge” as the people (race) had eaten from the Tree of Knowledge).

William Oughtred

While multiplication was a science in the days of ancient Babylon, its contemporary use does not begin until the seventeenth century when the × symbol for multiplication was introduced by William Oughtred (5 March 1575 – 30 June 1660) who was an English mathematician in 1631, and sought to enhance Christianity: the symbol was for St. Andrew. Oughtred is better known as the inventor of the slide rule.

The adverb multiply does not appear anywhere before 1880-1885). Even in Arabic the word “multiply” (darb: مركز درب) means increasing and it is not a license for unbridled fecundity.  Education is becoming less as religious ideas become more invasive, and churches take a stronger hold on schools and curriculum as is the fate of such ignorant governors as those of Louisiana under Jindal, and Texas under Perry both who champion evolution (or “Intelligent Design”) and find science to be “false” that must be attacked by god-fearing people to defend the bible that their god is unable to protect.

Early copy of the Qu’ran

The problem with the Bible(s) and Qu’ran is that few know what the original interpretation was.  Constantine had destroyed most of the scrolls he disfavored—and most scrolls date to the fourth century, including the favored four gospels, but even here both Matthew and Luke generously plagiarize from Mark. Muhammad, being illiterate, had “Memorizers” commit to memory the words that Gabriel spoke to him—words that were not written down for hundreds of years: starting with Zayd ibn Thabit after Muhammad’s death.  While Muhammad died in the seventh century (632 CE), the oldest surviving copy of the Qu’ran is dated to the ninth century.  Different Qu’rans early manuscripts of the Umayyad and Abbasid Dynasties (653-656) have different codices, wording, and so forth and are unreliable.  The text of the Qur’an used today is taken from one of seven variant readings chosen by Abū Bakr Ibn Mujāhid (Arabic: ابن مجاهد; full name: أبو بكر أحمد بن موسى بن العباس بن مجاهد التميمي; born 245 AH (Islamic calendar) or 859-860 CE) who originally reported that there were fourteen various scrolls in the 10th century; execution by the Abbasid Caliphate al-Muqtadir.  The Qu’ran was published as the Royal Cairo edition by King Fuad of Egypt in 1924.

It is not just Islam or Roman Catholicism, Greek/Russian/Bulgarian/etc Orthodoxy, but even within the evangelical extremist factions of Pentecostals, Jehovah’s Witness, Adventists, and especially Mormons (LDS) that there is no tolerance of dissent, no acceptance of humor against the

Hypatia of Alexandria

inconsistencies and absurdities of the cults, etc.  The Coptic Catholics were among the first most violent sect within the cult of primitive Christianity killing Hypatia (the librarian at Alexandria by pulling the skin from her body before casting her into a pile of burning scrolls) and gave foundation for fatwas and myths to Islam.  The anger of the original Coptic Catholics (who still elect their own pope) created great hatred for them by the rest of Egypt and with the rise of Islam and the armies of Muhammad, initiated what many see as an eternal war between Coptic Christians and Muslims. 

Egyptian Muslims pelting Coptic Christians

Today, killing Coptic Christians in Egypt is nearly a daily ritual, and Coptic Christian are taking to the street to throw rocks at police and attack Muslims.  The so-called Muslim Rising in September 2012 is a man-made media myth that is given fuel to the fires of Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Steven King (R-IA), and Brigitte Gabriela  (a.k.a. Nour Saman) who claims that Islam is keeping Muslim nations backwards (Gabriel, Brigitte (2006), Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic

Brigitte Gabriel

Terror Warns America, New York City, NY: St. Martin’s Press, p. 189)–and it is a lie (her own publicist claims Gabriel’s views are “extreme” (Hoyt, Clark (2008-08-21). “A Radical Islamophobe?“. The New York Times)–and most are unfounded and self-invented terrorist propaganda: Lamb, Franklin (6–12 March 2008), “Al-Ahram Weekly“, AL-AHRAM (Cairo), and others: no such general revolt is occuring anywhere in the Muslim world. It is nothing but unabashed and self-aggrandizing ninnyhammering by those opposed to human rights.  Gabriel’s reputation for exaggeration is unparalleled.

Bryan Fischer has accused President Barack Obama of attempting to turn America into Sodom and Gomorrah

The denial of discussion and rejection of reason has and will continue for a long time, with radical Muslims carrying placards from London to Los Angeles to demand the heads of those who “insult Islam” as is equaled by vile pertubations of the American Family Association and Bryan Fischer, Tony Perkins’ Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, National Organization for Marriage, KKK, American Nazis funded by wealthy billionaires, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) amd other certified hate groups in the USA.  With the advent of a Black president (Obama) hate has surged faster in the USA than anywhere radical Islam exists.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

Most Moslems are moderate people and do not agree with the poorly made and filmed aspersion Innocence of Muslims, nor do they agree with the riots by a few fueled by seven Coptic bigots (including the film maker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian who has used multiple aliases in the past(“Allleged anti-Muslim film producer has drug, fraud convictions” Los Angeles Times. September 13, 2012. Verrier, Richard (2012). “Was ‘Innocence of Muslims’ directed by a porn producer?” Los Angeles Times, read here; and, and Makarechi, Kia (2012). “Alan Roberts & ‘Innocence Of Muslims’: Softcore Porn Director Linked To Anti-Islam Film” The Huffington Post. Cf. Harriet; Garrison, Jenna (September 13, 2012). “Christian charity, ex-con linked to film on Islam”. Los Angeles Times and Goldberg, Jeffrey (8-20-2012). “Muhammad Film Consultant: ‘Sam Bacile’ is Not Israeli, and Not a Real Name”. The Atlantic. Cp. here) in Egypt and California and Florida preacher Terry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center, a nondenominational certified hate group (Evelyn Schlatter (Winter 2010). “18 Anti-Gay Groups and Their Propaganda“. Southern Poverty Law Center), who created an initial uproar by burning a copy of the Qu’ran (read here and here) and endorsed Innocence Muslims as if hoping for Armageddon.

Aisha bint Abu Bakr

Nakoula’s depiction of Muhammad as a “womanizer” is his own as the Qu’ran does permit bigamy and thus any concept of “womanizing” is contrary to the writing and meaning of the Muslim holy book.  As for being a “child molester”, it is true that Muhammad married a seven year old girl by the name of Aisha bint Abu Bakr (612 – 678) (Arabic: عائشة‎), but that, too, is condoned in the Qu’ran (the marriage was not consummated until the girl was nine years old), and the child was given the title title “Mother of the Believers” (Arabic: أمّ المؤمنين; ref. Nabia Abbott (1942). Aishah: the Beloved of Muhammad. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press), as was the “virgin” (a word that correctly translated means “young” and has nothing to do with sexual virginity; the reference is to a child was about the age of ten or less) Mary. 

Both women played a pivotal role in the ministries of their respective faiths.  Both sat at the tables with the chosen ones (apostles; cf. Acts 1:14: οὗτοι πάντες ἦσαν προσκαρτεροῦντες ὁμοθυμαδὸν τῇ προσευχῇ σὺν γυναιξὶν καὶ Μαριὰμ τῇ μητρὶ [τοῦ] Ἰησοῦ καὶ σὺν τοῖς ἀδελφοῖς αὐτοῦ; the early “gathering”–there was no church–was not reserved for men as women also led in prayers, anointings, ministry, and were equals with Mary unlike the  catachrestic apostacy of the German pope Benedict XVI and Roman Catholic and Orthodox catachrestic clergy that in vanity claim that the priesthood was reserved exclusively for men–as no less than 39 of the early popes married and fathered children many who entered religious orders and rose in rank because of nepotism; cf. Fauvarque, Bertrand (2003). “De la tutelle de l’aristocratie italienne à celle des empereurs germaniques”. In Y.-M. Hilaire (Ed.), Histoire de la papauté, 2000 ans de missions et de tribulations. Paris:Tallandier; cp. “Post multa turpia adulteria et homicidia manibus suis perpetrata, postremo, etc.” Dümmler, Ernst Ludwig (1891). Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Libelli de lite. I (Bonizonis episcopi Sutriensis: Liber ad amicum ed.). Hannover: Deutsches Institut für Erforschung des Mittelalters. pp. 584.) with antecedents to the theology of Iris of ancient Egypt.

Muhammad’s Call to Prophecy and the First Revelation; in the Majmac al-tawarikh (Compendium of Histories), ca. 1425; Timurid, Herat, Afghanistan

Eventhought, while the contemporary Qu’ran is ambiguous about the depiction of Muhammad (or other people), it is forbidden only in the hadith (supplemental writings to the Qu’ran) but that has not be the case throughout Muslim history.  Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour put a $100,000 bounty on the execution/ assassination of Nakoula for creating the monsterous movie with the financial support of numerous criminal elements, and called for the help of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in killing the filmmaker, Pak leaders and the Pakistani government and people have rejected the outrageous offer.

The great tragedy is that people believe in this inanity and glorify theological thugs and harper who hone heaven as an elect space for a few–thereby showing god to be merciless and sectarian–not at all in keeping with Acts 10:34.  The concept of not judging, glorified in Matthew 10:27 (having been plagiarized from numerous previous scrolls of greater antiquity) is forgotten as is the history of Allah (a word that follows the Aramaic ܐܠܗܐ and Punjabi ਅਲਹੁ formats, and is equated as being equal to the Hebrew) and his daughters: al-Uzzā, Manāt and al-Lāt (Qur’an 53:19–22; 16:57; 37:149 from which the Satanic verses come: Sūra an-Najm verses 19-20) and several sons (Qu’ran 6:100) although he was but a minor Bedouin god housed in the Black Stone in Mecca. The same can be said for all other man-made religions. It is tragic that so many people are so myopically minded and look through long dark tunnels at what they perceive as light, a psycho-physical condition known as temporal lobe epileptic seizures that are known to experience hallucinations and religious visions, particularly after exposure to sunlight. It is a mere reflection of the electricity of another’s attempt to control them, that they miss the message that life is to be lived to the fullest as it is all we know or anyone has recorded except in a state of drug induced euphoria (Greek Oracles), or experienced various stages of epileptic seizures (Moses, Jesus, Joseph Smith Jr, etc) that were not diagnosed but accorded as divine messages (cf. De Boismont, A. Brierre (1853). “Of Hallucinations in Nervous Diseases” in Hallucinations: or, The rational history of apparitions, visions, dreams, ecstasy, magnetism, and somnambulism. Philadelphia, PA, US: Lindsay and Blakiston, pp. 170-181; and, Maudsley, Henry , (1874). “Responsibility in mental disease” in International scientific series, pp. 227-253. New York, NY, US: D Appleton & Company; and, Littlewood, Roland (2004). “From elsewhere: Prophetic visions and dreams among the People of the Earth.” doi: 10.1037/1053-0797.14.2-3.94 Dreaming, Vol. 14(2-3), June-September, pp. 94-106).

The ancient “messengers” which Hebrews call angels (all are male; there are no female angels–the only “women in heaven” are the “virgins” (actually “grapes”) to reward faithful Muslims killed defending the faith) leading to the similar mythology of angels in Christianity under the collective name Gabri-el (Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל, and Arabic: جبريل, literally means “gods who send messengers”, but comes from ancient Babylon and in the Book of Daniel (8:15–26, 9:21–27 Gabriel is “a man in linen” similar to the man in the Cave where the New Testament Jesus was buried; in ancient Hebrew literature Gabriel took souls out of a vat, or “treasury” and gave them to Lailah, the Angel of Conception, to watch over as embryos until it was born as a mortal) was seen only as a mortal man) cause more harm than good.

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) plays a significant role in his creative writing in standing against the Dark Ages of ignorance that Stephen C. Myer, David Barton self-taught Texas historian who has never read actual documents, Bryan Fischer pontiff of universal hate, Scott Lively and others seeking the nonelective post of god would sink the USA into deeper each day that the conduct of inquiry is stifled. At the same time the ayatollahs are guaranteeing that their nations will never reach the grandeur or educational heights of medieval Arabs who built great hospitals (known as bimaristan) and many were the size of palaces well staffed with doctors who were male and female, nurses and all advanced instruments, were humane towards the mentally ill, and added discoveries to science and mathematics, while is a growing force of ignorance in the Roman Catholic Church.

J. Peter Sartain

Roman Catholic prelates of Seattle, WA and one of its two bishops,  Peter Sartain,  has increased the level of hate on the west coast by claiming that a human rights issue known as proposition 74 is “about god”, Chicago, IL Francis cardinal George, San Francisco, CA new drunk cardinal, and New York City’ pedophile protecting archbishop Timothy Dolan, are pushing their adherents backwards hundreds if not one thousand years in understanding, compassion, acceptance of reality and other truths that Carlo Maria cardinal Martini of Milan, Italy, warned his church that it would bring upon itself the End Times being at least two hundred years behind the times of today. It is tragic. 

The legacy of religion is backwardness, intolerance, hatred, and xenophobia. The fear of multiculturalism led to the Christian terrorists Anders Behring Breivik‘s slaughter of youth in Norway equaling the intense hatred of Timothy McVay and his slaughter of people in Oklahoma City, Abiding Truth Ministries (a certified hate group funded heavily especially by conservative Christians in Texas) president Scott Lively’s call for mass genocide, and the rejection of the poor in the USA in the ranting of politicians and billionaires and millionaires who demand that the working poor take pay cuts (read here and here and here with Paul Ryan’s argument here; Mitt Romney’s stand on taxes and cuts is here; Obama’s stand requiring companies that received federal bail-out money to slash wages of senior officials: CEOs, COOs, and other high-wage earners is here and here and here) as the USA is in drowning debt because of George W. Bush’s tax-cut for the wealthy (read here and Friedman, Joel; Shapiro, Isaac (2004-04-23). “Tax Returns: A Comprehensive Assessment of the Bush Administration’s Record on Cutting Taxes”. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).

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Bible Literalism & Ignorance from Iowa to Uganda

Bob Vander Plaats, President of The Family (Iowa)

It is astonishing to note the number of biblical literalists who exist–and their number swells as the economy sours. The majority are wedged into a mindset by those who are more glib of speech than clear of thought, as is the evolving case of the least credible: from Bob Vander Plaats of The Family network in Iowa, pastor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, and the hate mongering preachers Scott Lively of Defend the Family, Caleb Lee Brundidge, a self-described former gay man who leads “healing seminars”; and Don Schmierer, a board member of Exodus International, whose mission is “mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality” who have called for the

USA Missionaries calling for the execution of homosexuals in Uganda

execution or murder of homosexuals (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/04/world/africa/04uganda.html?_r=2 and cf. http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/C39/ cp. http://www.eurweb.com/?p=82342 which is discussed at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/africa/28uganda.html?_r=2&utm_source=All+Out&utm_campaign=63e69d5c26-Uganda_Brenda_update_01_27_11_us&utm_medium=email ) as they sing praises to a god more wrathful and cruel than loving and merciful.

Rolling Stone newspaper (Uganda) demanding "hang them" (all known or suspected homosexuals); paid for by USA Evangelical Christian churches

Rev. Ted Haggard

What is not unique is that all of these men, following in the footsteps of such ministers of the faith who extol Family Values like Colin Cook and Ted Haggard have been involved in homosexual encounters, only to “convert” and disclaim their own homosexuality and preach against that of others (see: Arthur Frederick Ide, Homosexuals Anonymous: A Psychoanalytic and Theological Analysis of Colin Cook & His Cure for Homosexuality. Garland: Tangelwuld, 1987 [Cook argued that masturbating a homosexual would cure him or her of the “disease” where he taught at the Seventh Day Adventist Andrews University in Michigan]; Exodus International: Foundations for Profit with Alleged Cures for Homosexuality by Abusing the Homosexual. Chicago: Sepore, 1993; etc.).  To hide their homosexuality, men and women of extreme evangelical communities turn to theological terrorism and elevate biblical literalism as being factual rather than interpretative, not only with a distortion of the “references to homosexuality” in their bibles (for example Genesis 19:5-7 while ignoring 19:8 and Lot’s incest with his daughters 19:33-36; but ignoring Ezekiel 16:49 and other verses) to the point that the State of Kentucky is

Creation Museum (Petersburg, KY) where dinosaurs exist with people

home to a Creation Museum (http://creationmuseum.org/) where dinosaurs walk with people. This was done in an effort to prove that god created everything in the universe in six days (Genesis 1), even though both Old and New Testaments reject the idea that the Six Days were literally six days:  Psalms 90:4 (KJV; in Douai it is 89:4) and 2 Peter 3:8.  In Genesis 1:25-26, the beasts are created before man, but in Genesis 2:18-19 man is created before the beasts. Of course, when it comes time for the Great Flood, Noah takes seven pairs of clean beasts and two of the unclean in Genesis 7:2, but in Genesis 7:8-9, only two pairs are allowed to be saved from the impending doom.

To read the bible literally transmogrifies any message as errors in dating, accounts, even characters change draconically. The character of god also changes dramatically from a divinity of love (Psalm 145:9) to one of wrath, anger and unusual cruelty (Jeremiah 13:14). God is a creature of war and bloodshed (Exodus 15:3; Jeremiah 13:14) but later is one of tenderness and peace (Psalm 145:9; Romans 15:33; James 5:11). The New Testament has so many contradictions it is hard to keep them separate; for example, the foster-father of Jesus is Joseph son of Jacob in Matthew 1:16, but the son of Heli in Luke 3:23. Judaic tradition is patriarchal, but Jesus ancestry is run matrilineal. Allegedly, Jesus was equal to his Heavenly Father (John 10:30), but in another reference in the same work, Jesus is less than the Heavenly Father in power and attributes (John 14:28).

Wisdom is to be the principle goal of mortals (Proverbs 4:7), but one that will make mortals unhappy (Ecclesiastics 1:18) and in the end will be destroyed (1 Corinthians 1:19).  Wisdom, of course is to be defined along spiritual lines, yet the bible claims that rabbits (hares) chew their cud (Leviticus 11:6) which they do not have, and snails melt (Psalm 58:8) which is impossible to happen. In Genesis 1:20 fowl come from water, but in Genesis 2:19 they fly in the air. Genesis 3:14 has snakes eating dirt, which they do not consume.

Children are to be killed “for the sins of the fathers” (Isaiah 14:21) but such action is forbidden in Deuteronomy 24:16.  Schizophrenia is common in both the Old and New Testaments. Moses was meek (Numbers 12:3) and at times filled with anger (Numbers 31:14, 17, 18).  Judas Iscariot (the traitor) allegedly spent his silver coins on buying a field (Acts 1:18), yet in the Gospel of Matthew (27:5-7) he threw it at the feet of the priests of the Temple, who took it and bought a potter’s field.  Matthew 27:9-10 claims that the purchase of the field was prophesied by Jeremiah.  Actually, this prophecy is in Zechariah 11:12-13.

Sermon on the Mount (Dore Bible)

Jesus is unique.  In one place he delivered his Sermon from a Mountain (Matthew 5:1-2).  In a second place he teaches the people while on the plain (Luke 6:17, 20).  His last words while hanging on a stake (cross according to Justin Martyr) were “Eli, eli, lama sabachthani?” (Matthew 24:46-50) which translates as “My god, my god, why have you left me?”  Luke 23:46 gives a different account, proclaiming that Jesus’ final words were “Father, into your hands I place my spirit.”  The Gospel of John 19:30 is more plain; Jesus, according to the authors of this gospel merely report that Jesus exclaimed “It is finished.” (For additional information, see: Arthur Frederick Ide, Crucifixion: What the Bible Really Says. Chicago: Sepore, 2004).

According to John 3:13, only Jesus can ascend into heaven (no one else). This is a direct contradiction of 2 Kings 2:11 where Elijah ascends into heaven.

Antichrist beheads Enoch and Elijah as earthquake kills 7000 (Credit: Wellcome Library, London)

What is unique is that the Jesus of the New Testament had, textually according to the original scrolls and writings very little in common

John rests on Jesus' Breast (Detail from the icon of the Mystical Supper from Vatopedi)

with any Jew who lived during his alleged lifetime. The unit known today as the family is mentioned only in the Old Testament (mishpachah). It is not referenced anywhere in the New Testament.  Jesus denied his own mother and brothers (Matthew 12:48; Mark 3:13) which would have been highly unusual.  Far more unusual is the fact that there is no record that Jesus had a girl friend, and he never married. Instead he lived with twelve men, one of whom (John) “rested” on his “breast” [chest] (John 13:25, 21:20).  We know that the Jesus of the New Testament spent time with a naked young man in the Garden (after telling his closest disciples to leave him so he could be in the garden alone to pray; Mark 14:32-38) before the Temple Guards came to lead him away (Mark 14:51-52), a situation that was definitely rare and never tolerated for fear that such an action would be a homosexual affair or the degeneration made public by Romans and other non-Jews.

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Sovereign Citizen Movement in USA: Home-grown Terrorists

The radical religious and political right in the USA has emerged as the leading terrorist group intent on denying basic liberties and human rights. Closely tied to extremists groups and churches, such as the Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas, the Sovereign Citizen believes that he or she is above the law and demands that the US Constitution guarantees him or her the right to carry weapons at all times. The Second Amendment, as passed by Congress, to the US Constitution states:  “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  The sentence passed to the states to ratify states: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” In both cases, the freedom refers to a citizen militia to keep the government (federal and state) free from attack.

Sarah Palin

The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported on the Sovereign Citizen movement, now deeply imbedded within the Tea Party and stalwarts in the Republican (GOP) Party buttressed by Sarah Palin, one-time/part-time governor of Alaska and vice-presidential running mate of Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, stating “Sovereign citizens believe most Americans have no obligation to obey laws, regulations or tax codes, especially those imposed by the federal government. They justify their beliefs on the basis of decades-old conspiracy theories and intricate, nonsensical legal theories.” (See: http://peoplesworld.org/sovereign-citizens-hate-group-on-the-rise/)

Since 1995, the Sovereign Citizen cult (it bases its actions on literal interpretation of select biblical passages and transmogrified passages of the US Constitution) has executed in cold blood numerous police officers throughout the USA (See: http://www/youtube.com/watch?v=mktbLWzYZrl; cp. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIT2s0iYt_k, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-6VW4vtOU&feature=fvw).  In 1997, New Hampshire extremist Carl Drega killed two officers and two civilians and wounded another three officers before being killed–his death being condemned by members of his cult as “senseless police brutality.”  Sovereign Citizens, who originated from anti-government activists going back to the Posse Comitatus movement of the 1970s, which recognized only local governments and no law enforcement official with more jurisdiction than a sheriff, also believe the government tricks people into becoming 14th Amendment citizens by signing contracts for privileges such as vehicle registration, Social Security and even fishing licenses (See: Associated Press, August 12, 2010, reported at http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/08/12/baffling_beliefs_mark_sovereign_citizen_theories/). What is most startling is they are supported by corporate-inspired right-wing revolt grouped around the tea party and extremist broadcast hosts such as Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others who cry out for the limitation of all basic human rights that are extended to Blacks, Latinos, Gays and Lesbians, and other marginalized groups. When President Obama was elected at the height of the recession that was generated by George W. Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that plunged the USA into a back-breaking debt to communist mainland China, these theories have gained a fresh wind with the appearance of large numbers of ‘birthers’ and ‘9/11 truthers’ and those pushing “immigration reform” especially in Arizona where all Latinos were considered to be illegal aliens until they showed proof of citizenship.  The Sovereign Citizen groups are in most cases controlled by far-right extremist evangelical theocrats whose design is to turn the USA into a theocracy with the church ruling absolutely, with Sarah Palin being outspoken on “taking back America”. Speakers joining Palin

Rick Scarborough

include Rick Scarborough, Roy Moore, and Joseph Farah, men who are radical even by religious-right standards. Their presence shows that the tea-party movement is no longer merely populist, libertarian, or anti-government, if it ever was. It is theocratic, and promises to be far worse than the Spanish Inquisition. It is supported by radical right school boards, such as the Texas Board of Education now controlled by extremists who are demanding that textbooks be rewritten to lessen the impact of Darwin, establish creationism as an “alternative,” revise the image of Republican US Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin into one of being “a true patriot”, and to rewrite history books showing that Black people were better off and happier under slavery. (See: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/22/education/22texas.html) TexasRick Perry Gov. TX Republican Governor Rick Perry has long been a supporter of Intelligent Design and outspoken in his views against empirical scientific data, making Texas public education of little value. (See: http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/texas-school-board; cf. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/education/stories/042408dntexcreationscience2.917bf873.html)  With the clamoring of Sovereign Citizen and other paramilitary groups, legislators in six states — Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri and South Carolina — have considered legislation requiring classrooms to be open to “views about the scientific strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian theory.” Surprisingly, the State of Louisiana did not follow in lock-step, and its State Board of Education rejected creationism. (See: http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/culture/education/5440-louisiana-school-board-rejects-creationism)

While police officers in uniform are usually the target for rifle assaults by Sovereign Citizen terrorists, more widespread than violence is a set of tactics known as “paper terrorism,” in which sovereign citizens use legal filings to harass, intimidate, and retaliate against public officials, law enforcement officers, and others. Most common is the filing of bogus liens on the property of perceived enemies. At the same time, Sovereign Citizen members seize and illegally occupy abandoned homes or those foreclosed because of default in payment (See: http://www.adl.org/main_Extremism/Sovereign_Citizen_Movement_Resurgence).

The primary base for radical Sovereign Citizen groups is in Texas. Carolyn Yeager is a Texas-based (Ingram, Texas) neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier who runs her own Web site. The site is filled with racist and anti-Semitic material, as well as essays promoting motherhood and home-schooling.  Yeager is the Texas State Leader of the neo-Nazi American National Socialist Workers Party (ANSWP), a group that descended from the National Socialist Movement, the largest neo-Nazi group in the country. Not only does Yeager deny the Holocaust, but claims that the Jews who carry tattooed numbers were self-inflicted in an effort to extort money from Allied Forces.  To strengthen her claims, Yeager authored the book Auschwitz: The Underground Guided Tour; What the Tour Guides Don’t Tell You at , published by The Barnes Review.  In the book, she claims that Auschwitz was not an extermination camp and that Nazi guards looked after the health of inmates–although all authenticated records show that 1.1 million Jews were murdered at Auschwitz (See: http://www.adl.org/main_Extremism/carolyn_yeager_holocaust_denial.htm).

1943 Germany: Massacre of Jews

Auschwitz-Birkenau

In 2010 there were several Sovereign Citizens who ran for public office, many being backed and supported by Dick Armey of Denton, Texas, and

Billy Roper preaching White Revolution

Sarah Palin. Neo-Nazi candidates Billy Roper (head of the Arkansas White Revolution paramilitary force), ran for governor of Arkansas, and Frazier Glenn Miller, ran for U.S. Senate in Missouri (both as write-in candidates). White supremacist and KKK leader Tom Metzger, who in the 1980s received considerable notoriety for running

Metzger, Butler, and Roper at Aryan Fest (2004)

 for office, received only 9 votes as a write-in candidate in his bid for U.S. Congress in Indiana (See: http://www.wane.com/dpp/video/hite-supremacist-tom-metzger-campaigns-for-congress).  Jeff Hall, a leader in the National Socialist Movement and avowed racist

Jeff Hall (shown with yellow arrow) in Arizona

(http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/19/local/la-me-nazi-candidate-20101019) hoped to get elected to a seat on the Western Riverside Municipal Water District and received almost 28% of the vote (6,738 votes). Daniel Schruender, a member of an Aryan Nations faction, received almost 10% of the vote (1,807 votes) in his run for a seat on the Rialto, California, school board.

Frazier Glenn Miller JrFrazier Glenn Miller Jr., a former marine and longtime white supremacist who, according to his Web site, has spent “43 years actively working for rights for white people” and founded the White People’s Party and planned the assassination of SPLC leader Morris Dees, was

Glenn Miller

arrested on April 30, 1987, on numerous Federal criminal charges, and after serving three years in prison planned for and ultimately ran for the United States Senate in Missouri on a blatantly anti-Semitic platform.  A darling of the religious right, on his web-site, Miller notes that his number one political goal was “to secure the existence of my people and a future for White children” (See: “Fugitive Racist Leader Is Captured in Missouri”, The New York Times, 1 May 1987; and Camille Jackson, “They’re Back: A fresh batch of extremist ex-cons hits the streets,” Intelligence Report, Winter 2004, Issue #116, Southern Poverty Law Center).  At KMBZ (Kansas City) Miller ran the following audio ads:

One of the statements Miller makes in his ads includes, “Jews control the federal government and the media. Surely you don’t still believe white men are in control, do ya? It’s the Jews.”

In another, he states:

“The future of white children will be a nightmare.”

KMBZ is running a disclaimer with Miller’s material to distance itself from it – although according to the rules it can neither support nor denounce it in this manner.

“America is no longer ours,” Miller says in one ad. “America belongs to the Jews who rule it and the mud people who multiply in it.”

“But you don’t care, do you, whitey? All you care about is satisfying your belly, pocketbook and genitals and watching the coons play ball on television.”

(See: http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2010/10/glenn_miller_salon_award.php)

Jim Rizoli

Jim Rizoli, a Holocaust denier and an anti-immigrant activist, lost his bid to become the state representative in the 6th Middlesex District in Framingham, Massachusetts. He received 1,219 votes or about 9% of the vote.  During an October 2009 segment of his public access television show in Framingham, Rizoli delivered a lengthy diatribe promoting Holocaust denial. He defended Holocaust denier and Iranian leader

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, instructed viewers to conduct their own research on the Holocaust to discover the alleged “truth,” and directed people to visit Web sites that advance Holocaust denial.

 The National Prayer Network is a barely disguised hate group that openly supports Sovereign Citizens. Ted Pike, the national director of the Oregon-based National Prayer Network (www.truthtellers.org), has for years engaged in an anti-Semitic campaign that denigrate the Jewish religion, as well as what he perceives as Jewish-controlled organizations and leaders. Working closely with Tyndal House Publishers, Pike puts out more hate-filled literature than most other radical right extremists. To further his own publications, Pike has produced a string of historically inaccurate virulent hate-filled videos, including Zionism and Christianity: Unholy Alliance (2005); Why the Mid-East Bleeds (2003); Shaking Campus Liberalism: How Christian Students Defied the Pro-Gay Faculty…and Won! (2002); Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians (2000); The Other Israel: The Whole Story of Zionist Conspiracy (1987). He openly opposes federal anti-hate crime legislation, and praises African nations that openly kill homosexuals while praising the theocracy in Iran. Pike is supported by the “Orthodox Anglican Community”–a far-right conservative branch of the Anglican Church that advocates public executions of homosexuals, adulterers, abortionists, and anyone else the group decides is a threat to god (it is a communion that is trying to align itself, if not accept “conversion into” the Roman Catholic church as publicized by Pope Benedict XVI (See: http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=13628). Pike’s extremism can be found in the words he publishes and speaks:

We need to help make the hate law unenforceable by resisting and disobeying inevitable government edicts (particularly as precedents from liberal courts) to limit free speech. This will require willingness to suffer for the cause of truth and freedom. To help empower such courage we must continue widespread education against hate laws (such as exists at www.truthtellers.org). We must publicize as widely as possible the fact that a cabal of liberal Jewish supremacists is behind all hate laws worldwide. These, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, says are in “relentless attack on evangelical Christians.” Only through encountering massive public resistance and exposure will ADL/B’nai B’rith (organized world Jewry) be slowed on their fast track to world dominion.

The epicenter of such liberal Jewish attack on Christian civilization is the state of Israel. Israel is a nation founded on theft, repression, and terror (See, Israel: Founded on Terror). Despite its claim to democracy, it is one of the most repressive speech crime regimes in the world. In 1920 Christians constituted 20% of the inhabitants of Palestine. Now, as a result of decades of official harassment and discrimination as well as “anti-missionary” laws criminalizing even casual conversations about Christ with Jews, only 2% of Israelis are Christians. The Israeli government continues to look the other way as Messianic Christian Jews in Israel suffer constant harassment, discrimination and even violence, especially from ultra-Orthodox zealots (See website of Lura Maimon Beckford). Knesset continues to propose even stricter speech crime laws against Christians.

(See: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/groups/national-prayer-network for Pike’s full comments, and his claim that Israel is the “new whore” and that violent resistance is mandatory of good Christians read it at http://www.truthtellers.org/alerts/resistancehelpmakehbunenforceable.htm).

Pike praises preacher-Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas as the “chosen one” who will lead the revolution at the ballot box. In this he is joined by Iowa’s hatemongering and one time gubernatorial aspirant Bob Vander Plaats who is tightly leagued with the American Family Association and other hate groups and was endorsed by former Arkansas Governor, Fox News Host and Tea Party supporter Mike Huckabee (See: http://theiowarepublican.com/home/2009/06/10/huckabee-endorses-vander-plaats/ cf. http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2010/02/24/huckabee-praises-tea-party-vander-plaats/).

Pastor Mike Huckabee and Bob Vander Plaats

Vander Plaats (a former high school teacher) is a single issue theological terrorist with one goal: to stop homosexuality and its defenders. To this end the Iowa evangelical extremist, echoing the same words as the theological thugs (the Taliban: an Arabic word for theological students), Vander Plaats called upon the entire Iowa Supreme Court to resign after it ruled unanimously that homosexuals in Iowa have the same rights as all other Iowa citizens (See the story in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier December 7, 2010: http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_3567a97a-024c-11e0-b648-001cc4c03286.html; cf. http://www.kcci.com/r/26050009/detail.html; cp. http://www.religionfacts.com/homosexuality/islam.htm, and http://www.glapn.org/sodomylaws/world/afghanistan/afnews006.htm with the mangled Taliban Arabic chortling الشذوذ الجنسي هو جريمة ضد الله والانسان ، وهؤلاء القضاة الذين الناعمة على مثليون جنسيا يجب إزالتها من على مقاعد البدلاء القضائية وتنفيذها.)

James Russell

James C. Russell, also known as Jim Russell, ran as the Republican and Conservative candidate in the 18th Congressional District in New York.  Russell won 38% of the vote (46,547 votes). Russell has voiced white supremacist and anti-Semitic views in print and was a speaker at the 2002 conference held by American Renaissance, a white supremacist journal and was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Occidental Quarterly, a racist journal, up through the Summer 2009 issue. 

James Traficant

 James Traficant ran for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 17th district as an Independent. He won 16.05% of the vote (29,969 votes). Traficant, a former Congressman from Youngstown, was convicted in 2002 on various federal charges, including bribery, fraud, racketeering and tax evasion, and spent seven years in prison.  Traficant, who is known for his long-time support of former Nazi guard John Demjanjuk, has made a number of anti-Semitic statements. In a 2009 interview in the conspiracy-oriented, anti-Semitic newspaper American Free Press (AFP), he alleged that “the Israeli lobby has a stranglehold on the United States” and “over government,” and that the United States is under a resultant threat of implosion. In 2002, he insisted that Jews not be included in the pool of jurors for his trial that year.

Tragically all have the support, endorsement, and financial backing of the Sovereign Citizens. In each of these theological terrorists there is a spark of hope for white supremacists to rid the USA of all people of color, forcibly convert every non-Christian to Jesus, and to rewrite history and science books in keeping with their versions of the Bible.  While the “reverends” claim a spiritual education, none has a solid academic background.  Mike Huckabee He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University, completing his bachelor’s degree in Religion in 2½ years before attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, but dropped out of seminary after one year in order to take a job in Christian broadcasting. He has two honorary doctoral degrees: a Doctor of Humane Letters, received from John Brown University in 1991 (John Brown was created and is still operated by the same family of the itinerant preacher John Brown. Founded in 1919 as a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts college in Siloam Springs, Arkansas its purpose was to spread Christianity not to develop critical thinkers or encourage genuine education), and a Doctor of Laws from Ouachita Baptist University in 1992 (a private  liberal arts, undergraduate institution located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas that by professional standards cannot claim to be a university; its purpose is to spread the sectarian creed of the Southern Baptist Convention.)

Ted Pike is a 1971 graduate of Portland State University, with emphasis in art and philosophy. He claims to be an “accomplished film maker.” He has no theological education (See: http://www.truthtellers.org/tedpikebiography.html).

Jim Russell went to Fordham University where he studied Historical Theology but concentrated on Christianity and Christian Theology. His knowledge of its history is limited to textbooks published in the last thirty years.

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Bob Vander Plaats and the rise of Iowa fascism

All of the world’s most nefarious and draconian dictatorship destroying human and civil rights have always been led by “men of God”: church men, pastors and “evangelicals” be they Christians, Jews, Moslems or other sects. There has never been an exception. This was the case with the alliance of two men, Pope Pius XI and Mussolini,

Pius XI and Mussolini 1932

that influenced so greatly the social and political pattern, not only of Italy, but also of the rest of Europe in the years between the two world wars. (http://www.cephas-library.com/catholic/catholic_vatican_in_world_politics_chpt_9.html)

Later  it was Pope Pius XII and Adolf Hitler who sealed the doom of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, working women, Polish independents, captured soviet soldiers, and more. After Hitler came Ronald Reagan who embraced (and accepted money from) the Christian Coalition (and Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson; see John Patrick Diggins, “How Ronald Reagan Reinvented Religion, at http://www.hnn.us/articles/38958.html [History News Network]),

Falwell and Reagan

 the Bushes and the Southern Baptist Convention (See: Marv Knox, “At Southern Baptist Convention, Bush Blesses Baptists,” at http://www.baptiststandard.com/2002/6_17/print/bush.html), and now modern fascism preached by “pastor” Mike Huckabee and those who ape him like Iowa’s Bob Vander Plaats who ran for the GOP nomination (and lost) to be governor of Iowa in 2010 (he had run for the same office unsuccessfully in the past). Vander Plaats’ platform was to deny basic human rights to Iowans while destroying the civil liberties and human rights of those who disagree with him or with Huckabee, and do not live the lifestyle that both man preach is demanded by a god so hate-filled that only certain people merit salvation if they are totally subservient to his pastors. This enthronement of theological conservatism brought additional revenue to both Vander Plaats and Huckabee.  (See: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1110/Huckabee_to_talk_politics_in_Iowa.html?showall). 

Vander Plaats and Huckabee are two theocrats who proclaim that the “Iowa Family Policy Center” is “all about family rights” (see: http://www.ifpc.org/). Their interpretation of what constitutes a family reflects the ideology and public pronouncements identical to that of Mussolini, Hitler, and the current despots in Uganda and Nigeria, denying those who would be a family.

Vander Plaats and Huckabee bullhorn hatred and spew lies unabashed. They deny women the right to determine the destiny of their bodies. They reject the right of all children to have a sound and balanced education based on facts that is scientifically provable. They disparage the right of people to make commitments to each other. This theological twosome reject all forms of gambling on the unproven claim that gambling weakens the family, and draconically denounce taxes as being the scourge of the family, claiming that taxes “enslave” the heads of the family who must work longer hours, with a special rant on income taxes as being the poison put out by Democrats. Their rant shows a total lack of knowledge of USA history, for the first income tax was introduced by Abraham Lincoln to pay for the 1862 letter on income taxAmerican Civil War on January 3, 1862 (http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/hottopic/irs_history.html cp. http://www.ifpc.org/issues). Unsurprisingly, Vander Plaats platform and goals are identical to the issues that elected Adolf Hitler as German Chancellor in 1939:

The view that women should remain at home was reinforced when a third of male workers lost their jobs and became unemployed during the depression in the 1930s. Nazis argued that men were being replaced by female workers who, on average, only received 66% of men’s wages.

During the election campaign in 1932, Adolf Hitler promised that if he gained power he would take 800,000 women out of employment within four years. In August 1933 a law was passed that enabled married couple to obtain loans to set up homes and start families. To pay for this single men and childless couples were taxed more heavily.

(See: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERwomen.htm) Like the token females in today’s GOP (as defined by Vander Plaats as “God’s Own Party”), the few women Hitler brought into his government, such as Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, their job was to get women to return to the home, give birth to more “Aryan” babies, and support

Gertrud Scholtz-Klink

enthusiastically the extension of “living space” for the “superior race” of “God-fearing Christians.”

Vander Plaats argues that “Pastor Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and winner of the 2008 Iowa presidential caucus, will be speaking about the role of the church regarding the current assault on marriage and family, God-honoring civics, and what it means to be a Christian statesman.”

Vander Plaats and Huckabee

Vander Plaats received much of his financial support from NOM (National Organization for Marriage) of Princeton, NJ–but who has interfered with every state in the Union when candidates did not reflect its values, such as “Your Average Marriage is Good For Your Kids” (the web writer’s grammar, obviously is as weak as their arguments; see: http://www.nationformarriage.org/site/c.omL2KeN0LzH/b.3836955/k.BEC6/Home.htm)

Like Adolph Hitler (http://www.nobeliefs.com/speeches.htm), Vander Plaats promises to “honor pastors” who support him and Huckabee (www.ifpc.org; cp. Hitler, 27 October 1928, Bundesarchiv Berlin-Zehlendorf, and 1 February 1933 speech reiterated Volkischer Beobachter, 5 Aug. 1935). His goals were clearly stated “to reduce property taxes to fuel business expansion”, have the “loser pay all” court costs in any litigation (thus chilling the judicial right of redress), having representatives from “public school, home school and private school on the Iowa Board of Education” even though all schools at the present must pass a definite test of knowledge acquisition (Vander Plaats, who took his degree in coaching at Iowa Northwestern College before becoming a coach and teacher in Boone and Jefferson), and most critical to his campaign “Sign an executive order designed to stop clerks from handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Most legal experts note an executive order cannot overrule the Iowa Supreme Court.” (See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Vander_Plaats). 
Vander Plaats is the executive director of Iowa for Freedom, and has regularly interfered with the freedom of Iowans. Freedom of choice is not in his vocabulary or lexicon. Freedom of association is not found in his rule book, and the basic guarantees of the US Constitution (Article 1) are ignored in the name of his quest to become the saviour of Iowa.
 The Iowa Interfaith Alliance publicly denounced Vander Plaats for mixing religion and politics, stating that Vander Plaats group is merely a state arm of the American Family Association of Mississippi. While Vander Plaats hailed the AFA on all the e-mails and letters he sent me, he denied any real affiliation with them when responding to the Iowa Interfaith Alliance. (http://www.radioiowa.com/2010/10/14/vander-plaats-responds-to-interfaith-alliance/)
 
Vander Plaats and Mike Huckabee have gone to such extremes (as have all theological terrorists and tyrants from Pope Urban II to Hitler and modern cultists in Nigeria [http://www.gbmnews.com/gbm/articles/world-scouts-claim-disassociation-from-ugandan-chair.html]and Uganda[http://www.gscene.com/world/Uganda_plans_death_penalty_for_homosexuals.shtml]), call a “war on terror” to be a spiritual war and a theological war, matching Sarah Palin’s promise of Armageddon (text and video are at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2007/12/19/huckabee-iowa-manager-were-fighting-radical-religion-islam).
 
Tyrants, everywhere, always cite god as the author of their actions, and proclaim that they are defending the family against those they oppose. Hitler had more than 500,000 gays executed, more than one million working women were imprisoned for the crime of taking the jobs of men–at 66% less in pay, more than 6 million Jews were slaughtered in the name of a Christ no tyrant has ever known but only praised in public prayers while encouraging the unnatural act of celibacy and chastity as virtues. If marriage was sacred, and if it was god-sanctioned, and if Jesus was the son of god, then why is there no mention of Jesus ever marrying or even having a girl friend? The only mention of marriage in the life of Jesus was when he changed water into wine–and the host complained that the best was saved for last–a common expression at that time for people who were already drunk. Furthermore, which neither NOM nor the American Family Association comment on, is why do all biblical records focus on Jesus living with 12 men, one of whom rested his head on the chest of Jesus? This is rank hypocrisy. It is not about winning souls, but in controlling lives. It is not about defending the “family”–a word that in all dictionaries is defined as ” a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for: a single-parent family” (Random House Dictionary, 2010)–it is about power and control over others. It is fascism. It is the rebirth of fascism in Iowa, a state that is more like the 1980s when the motto “a State on the Go” became “a State to go from.”

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