Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Robertson Blames "Kind of Gay" People for Earthquake

As if on cue, Pat Robertson is here to blame all of life's problems on teh gay:

VIRGINIA BEACH (The Borowitz Report) – Evangelist Pat Robertson sparked controversy in today’s broadcast of his 700 Club program by saying that yesterday’s mild East Coast earthquake was God’s revenge on people “who act kind of gay.”

“All across the Eastern seaboard, there are men who get manicures, wear designer eyewear and know about thread counts,” Rev. Robertson. “God finds this somewhat gay-like behavior confusing, and He responded by getting mildly peeved.”

The televangelist warned that if Americans persist in their “seemingly sort-of-gay behavior,” the country should brace itself for additional ambiguous acts of retaliation from the Almighty.

Let us start by giving him the benefit of the doubt and acknowledging that the earthquake was some form of punishment handed down by his imaginary friend in the clouds. One has to ask the question: why was it centered in Eric Cantor's district? One could argue that it is punishment for Cantor's, and his supporters', complete and utter intransigence on the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling? The great thing about arguing over magic, basically any argument is just as valid as the next.

Or maybe we could just accept that earthquakes happen and to date we have absolutely zero evidence to suggest there is a motive behind them. Although if we do find out some individual is causing these, I would hope that person would be brought to justice for the damages and injuries.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Religiously Beating an Adopted Child to Death

I'm speechless, yet I want to scream obscenities at the top of my lungs. Keep this in mind the next time someone tells you there can't be any morals without religion. Anyone who blindly follows the teachings of a book can be easily misled to do some truly miserable and disgusting things.

On another note, remember this the next time someone tells you that one dad and one mom are proven to be best for children.

Three years ago, Kevin Schatz and his wife Elizabeth did something so noble, a local television station featured them; the pair decided to adopt three children from Liberia. Now, they're accused of killing one of the children because she mispronounced a word.

Prosecutors say that the California couple used quarter-inch plastic tubing to beat their seven-year-old adopted daughter to death.

Apparently, they got the idea from a fundamentalist Christian group, which promotes this as a way of training children to be obedient.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

On #theResponse and my Response to @theyouthblog

A young man took some time to put together a video response to me today on twitter. I felt it would be disrespectful not to respond in kind, since it was clear that he was interested in real conversation. So, here's my first video, and I kind of enjoyed making it, so there will likely be more to come.