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Friday, May 02, 2014

Alliance Defending Freedom

The Alliance Defending Freedom wants to bring America back to the good old days of the third century.  That's not an exaggeration.  According to the group's website, the Alliance Defending Freedom “seeks to recover the robust Christendomic theology of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th centuries.  This is catholic, universal orthodoxy and it is desperately crucial for cultural renewal.  Christians must strive to build glorious cultural cathedrals, rather than shanty tin sheds.”

Don't laugh.  This may sound like just another band of retarded snake-handling Biblehumpers, or something out of The Onion.  Unfortunately, the Alliance Defending Freedom is well funded and has an army of lawyers a “legal ministry” as they call it.  They've been litigating frantically behind the scenes, trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act's mandatory coverage for contraception and fighting for the God-given right of Christians to discriminate against gays and everybody else they hate.

The Alliance Defending Freedom was one of the driving forces behind Arizona's law vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer that would have allowed discrimination against gays, if this discrimination was based on “sincerely held” religious beliefs.  As you've probably guessed, the Alliance Defending Freedom is tax-exempt.  So much for the IRS' big “crackdown” on those Teabag/Biblehumping organizations that use YOUR tax dollars to pay for their political activism.

The Alliance Defending Freedom has spent more than twenty years fighting to ban abortion and homosexuality, and trying to quell that vicious rumor about some sort of separation between church and state.  They also were one of the litigators in the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United vs. FEC case.  Yes, I remember that stirring Biblical passage where Jesus preached about the sacred rights of millionaires to purchase elections.

This group has also litigated for the right of St. Patrick's Day parade organizers to keep them icky LGBT groups out of the parade, and for Terri Schiavo's right to stay propped up on her feeding tube 'til she dies of old age.

The Alliance Defending Freedom was formed in January 1994 when several Christian activist groups merged.  The purpose of this new organization was to “press the case for religious liberty issues in the nation’s courts” and “fend-off growing efforts by groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which seek to immobilize Christians.” 

Here's just one example of how “Christian” the Alliance Defending Freedom really is.  When this group was being founded, one of the ministers they invited to join them was John W. Whitehead.  His response to their invitation was:

“I told him I thought it was a vehicle to raise money.  I believe if you’re gonna be in this area, if you’re defending poor people, you shouldn’t be making money off it. Jesus was an itinerant preacher who was homeless. The guy that kept the money [Judas] turned out to be a government informant.” 

John W. Whitehead was blackballed by the Good Christians of the Alliance Defending Freedom.



Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Christians can discriminate against "gays and everybody else they hate" all they want IN THEIR CHURCHES. The problem is that they want all the rest of us to behave the same way they do every where else. To that I say


May 2, 2014 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

What Jerry said. What a bunch of sick pukes.

In their version of America, the government would be replaced by churches and the Constitution replaced by bibles. Dark Ages, anyone?

May 2, 2014 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

I am sick to death of these damn fools. It's time for the "Rapture", so that the sane strain of humanity (that is to say, the rest of us) can get on with it.

May 3, 2014 at 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there a Southern Baptist Church? Because they split from the main church over Slavery and then Segregation and other Race Laws, well they have been overturned and we still have a Southern Baptist Church. They are now targeting Gays but they have a larger Agenda. Race, Non Christians (their definition), and Gender Roles.

This is what's now happening in a larger scale, they have formed a truce and agreed to fight for a common clause. What really worries me is what will happen if they win.

Madeline Murry O'Hair once talked about how the then Moral Majority never opened it's meetings with a prayer because with so many denominations and sects represented, they could never agree on one. She Predicted a huge infight if they ever get power, and I believe she's right.

I don't want to be caught in the crossfire.


PS I would love to see what would happen if those guys decided Guns were unchristian

May 3, 2014 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

So much for the IRS' big “crackdown” on those Teabag/Biblehumping organizations that use YOUR tax dollars to pay for their political activism.

Yeah, thanks a lot IRS ;)

May 4, 2014 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...

Unless they all read Saint Jerome's Vulgate instead of english bibles they lack the courage of their 3rd century convictions!

May 4, 2014 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Unfortunately, they think the entire world is "their church."

Snave: Too bad those sick pukes can't create their own Dark Ages just for themselves and let the rest of us get on with our lives.

jadedj: It'll be a win win for everybody when Jesus swoops down and whisks the Biblewipes up to Heaven so the rest of us can be free of them.

Erik: These "Christian" fanatics are good at picking their battles, so they'd never cross the NRA. Since at least the 1930s there's been a lot of cooperation between Biblethumpers, Nazi/KKK types and Big Business. These groups have very little in common, but they've been able to put their differences aside and work toward their common goals.

Life: I agree. I wish the IRS would live up to what the Far Right keeps accusing them of.

Grung: I had to google Saint Jerome's Vulgate. You're right, they probably don't have the courage of their convictions.

May 5, 2014 at 4:17 PM  

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