It Must Run In Their Family

David Limbaugh, the baby brother of the blog’s old pal Junkie Limbaugh appears from time to time writing op-ed pieces that are just as tightly, intellectually cohesive as his blighted older brother’s rants. We assume that Rush got the looks in the family (shudder) and thus the media platform, and David is as good looking as his work is honest.

Case in point, David wrote a piece for World Nut Daily: Criminalizing Christian behavior: It’s here, which is of course an essay about Marriage Equality and the jack-booted gay thugs who are forcing Y’all Qaeda to marry the ‘mos, even though it makes Baby Jeebus weep:

It seems that with each passing month, this senseless tyranny advances. The latest is that two Christian ministers in Idaho, Donald and Evelyn Knapp, have allegedly been ordered to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies at their chapel or face fines or jail sentences.

Now it seems that the Knapps are both ministers (of some sort) and they run a for-profit place to be married across the street from the place where one goes to get a marriage license in Idaho. They call their place, The Hitching Post LLC, a chapel, but they do not call it a church. Presumably, they do not have a congregation, and they do not have the tax-exempt status of a church either. David doesn’t tell us.

Being good Xristians, they won’t let the ‘mos marry at their place, The Hitching Post LLC, and damn the luck, their for-profit bidness, The Hitching Post LLC, has to comply with the public accommodation laws of Idaho. Take it away, David!

According to a lawsuit filed by the Knapps, the city of Coeur d’Alene is “unconstitutionally coercing” them to perform these weddings at their Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in violation of their religious beliefs, their ordination vows and their consciences. City Ordinance Section 9.56 bars sexual orientation discrimination in public accommodations, which forces the Knapps to choose between betraying their religious convictions and following them and facing up to 180 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. According to their complaint, they arguably commit a separate and distinct misdemeanor each day they refuse to perform such ceremonies, with the potential criminal penalties piling up cumulatively.

Just like they would be in trouble if they refused their services to wed anyone else.

When the Pharisees asked Jesus whether it is lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause, he replied, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” (Matthew 19:4-5). Jesus was quoting Genesis 1:27, lest there be any confusion that there is conflict between the testaments.

The point isn’t whether you or I believe this, though I do. It’s whether the Knapps believe it – and they do.

No, David, the point isn’t what is in their hearts, the point is what is in the law. I’ve met some racists in my time; they believe that they are right too, deep in their hearts.

Their attorneys’ complaint clearly states that they “are ordained Christian ministers who believe biblical marriage is good for society. Not only have they been happily married for 47 years, they have married roughly 35,000 couples and seen countless lives blessed through marriage. As ordained ministers, the Knapps believe God called them to promote the welfare of their community by uniting others in marriage. … Because their religious beliefs affect everything they do, the Knapps and Hitching Post, LLC only perform wedding ceremonies consistent with their religious beliefs.”

All of that is nice, David, but what about the law? Are they obeying it, yes or no?

Notice who the aggressors are here. Notice who is being intolerant. Why can’t same-sex couples who want to marry under the newly minted law find ministers who have no objection to the procedure? Are they seeking the vindication of their rights or trying to force their beliefs on other people to the point of compelling them to deny their own?

And why can’t people who have a business license obey the law? If we are talking hypothetical situations now, what if the Knapps turned down black couples, or Jews? What if the Jewish Deli down the street refused to sell their wares to goyim like you, David? Would you continue on down the street to deli after deli to get your bagel?

Some Fries With Your Stupid?

This is Michael Savage, yelling at a veteran:

It seems the Vet was in favor of naming a SF tunnel after Robin Williams, and mentioned that he had PTSD, which set off Savage.

Some Stupid For Your Bottomless Mimosa?

Canadian-born latino and immigrant-hating southern white supremacist Senator Ted Cruz tells us why there is no surgeon general (Second Amendment), that the Dim-controlled Senate couldn’t get the Surgeon General confirmed (but left out the part of the block put in by Sen. Aqua Buddha so that the nomination couldn’t be voted on), and claims that the CDC is well funded.

Hey Reince, How’s That Rebranding Working For Ya?

Old habits are hard to break for Republicans:

Brought to us by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Some Fries With Your Stupid?

Theocratic secessionist, former Constitution Party Goat Rodeo Rider and local county council candidate in Maryland Michael Peroutka was shocked! Shocked! SHOCKED! to learn that one of the organizations he belongs to holds racist views!

Peroutka has left the League of the South:

Peroutka, a Millersville Republican, said he left the group prior to Labor Day because he discovered statements members made on the subject of being opposed to interracial marriage were “contrary to my beliefs.” He would not elaborate.

Well, good for him, I guess. Wait, what’s that?

I’m sure his resignation was sincere.

Macaca, Revisited

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The GOP cannot seem to help themselves, and so today we learn how to spot campaign trackers (you know, the people who trail a candidate looking for gaffes and whatnot). This was the moment that destroyed Republican George Allen’s political career when he used the racial epithet Macaca when pointing out his trailer.

Anyway, without further a-do, here’s a lesson in spotting a campaign trailer brought to us courtesy of Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio (CA):

1. Young-red flag
2. black-red flag
3. young at saturday morning event-HUGE red flag
4. Very curious and want to talk to staff a a lot-red flag

So in a nutshell, GOP candidates should be wary if anyone at their campaign events are young or people of color. In other words, anyone other than old, white guys are suspicious.

Repeat after me, “How’s that rebranding coming, Reince?”

To his credit, DeMaio told his staff to drop the black.

Your Daily Gohmert

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“You know, it’s a shame that the CDC head, Frieden, is apparently the commander of the Democrats’ new war on women nurses.”

Keep f***ing that Chicken.

Some Fries With Your Stupid?

“Listen to me carefully, America. Listen to me. This may actually save your life someday. I want you to remember this: whatever the government says to do, don’t!”

–Free-range conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck offering advice on Ebola-driven panic.

It Would Be Irresponsible Not To [Speculate]!

Remember when Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist diagnosed Terri Schiavo using a video tape? Well, it seems that he started something as Fox News resident psychological consultant (who may or may not be certified (!) and licensed to practice), Keith Ablow has diagnosed The Kenyan Usurper without ever meeting the fiend:

The Fox News contributor also veered into racial territory when attacking the president. When asked why Obama wouldn’t impose a travel ban on flights from Africa, Ablow responded that Obama’s “affinities, his affiliations are with them. Not us. That’s what people seem unwilling to accept. He’s their leader … we don’t have a president.” He added: “We don’t have a president who has the American people as his primary interest.”

It probably made more sense in the original German.

There are a lot of sound clips you can listen to at Media Matters, and it is really strange, deranged commentary, like the fever dreams of D’Vorce D’Spousa claiming that Obama suffers from anti-colonialism (or whatever that racist nonsense was) on which he built his fledgling movie and publishing career.

Today in Theocracy

Not even a week ago we told you about that Winston Churchill-like independent candidate running for governor of Massachusetts, our old pal and dissembling theocrat Scott Lively. And Churchill like, he is now starring in a Russian anti-gay documentary:

We mention this only because Lively’s international cred is usually hitched to Uganda’s Kill The Gays legislation, so he’s building quite a foreign policy portfolio.

(Joe.My.God.)