I need to thank my friend, Tim Jung, for the title of this post and for inspiring me. For the past few years, I have often worried and wondered if I am on a ship of fools called the United States. Lunacy engulfs the American citizens, with people like Sally Kern calling “blacks lazy” and maintaining that “homosexuals are worse than terrorism,” and the Republican Presidential candidates signing a pledge to discriminate against the LGBT community, and Rabbi Yudin blaming gays for hurricane Irene and the earthquake on the east coast. Now we have the illustrious, always homophobic, and reliably crazy Pat Robertson of the 700 Club releasing a statement to go for a trade in if you are not happy with your current spouse–now that is what I call the sanctity of marriage! All of this would be laughable, save that the Tea Party (Teahaddists) eat it up, as does Fox News (Mad Hatter) the host of the Tea Party.
Pat Robertson, a former Republican Presidential candidate himself, told his flock of march hares (I mean sheep):
divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is justifiable because the disease is a kind of death…I know it sounds cruel, but if he’s going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her.
Clearly, Robertson and Newt Gingrich are listening to the same god. Honestly, while I find both men despicable, I don’t really find their views news worthy, save that they possess and abuse power. Unfortunately, there is a very significant population that is guided by what these insane misogynistic hypocrites say. My hope is that bloggers such as my self and others will help to expose their hypocrisy, which will then allow others to use a different moral compass–a moral compass that talks about love, compassion, and equality for all.
And for christ’s sake, can all of you right wing nuts stop scapegoating women and the LGBT community for natural disasters? Am I the only one that just finds it unseemly? Because really, if the Gay Agenda had that kind of power, a handful of very select people might disappear, but seven states wouldn’t have to declare disasters. It’s the god of the “righteous” who’s willing to take out innocents to make his point. And that, sadly, seems to have inspired our Pat.