Here’s Your Eggs With a Side of Stupid

First let’s begin with Aaron McGruder’s (The Boondocks) trailer for his new Cartoon Network show, Black Jesus:

And then we look to our old pal Rev. Fishsticks, whom some say is kinda-sorta a bigot, for spiritual guidance:

So… before even a single episode of Black Jesus is aired, the Xristian Xrazies are frothing and calling for the show to be cancelled and are demanding a public apology:

We, the Christian community are vehemently opposed and violently offended at this upcoming program soon to air on your channel called BLACK JESUS. The level of disrespect aimed at the depiction of our Lord and Savior is inexcusable. We are hard pressed to find any value in this program, its message or its purpose. As a group of believers, we are prepared to launch a mass campaign and boycott of your channel and any advertisers that are financially profiting from this program. These continued attacks against our Christian values and the degrading imagery of the Lord Jesus Christ, will be met with social media awareness to the entire Christian Community and a targeted boycott of your advertisers.

Meanwhile One Million Moms (minus about 990,900 moms) is burning up the electric inner webs telling everyone that Black Jesus is making a mockery of the Lord and whatnot, and claim to be upset over the foul language (and they are very careful not to touch upon, you know, the black part, because it is never about race):

The late night programming on the Cartoon Network, known as Adult Swim, plans to air the non-animated show “Black Jesus” portraying Jesus as a “black guy living in the hood.” The show depicts him living in Compton Gardens and makes a mockery of our Lord. The foul language used in the trailer, including using the Lord’s name in vain, is disgusting. In addition, there is violence, gunfire and other inappropriate gestures which completely misrepresent Jesus. This is blasphemy!

…If we speak with one voice now, we can keep this program from ever seeing the light of day. Christians must take a stand and not be silent. Networks like Adult Swim continue to mock Christianity, and we will not stand for it. Christians should no longer sit idly by and allow this blasphemy to continue without speaking up in protest. “Black Jesus” is anoher attempt to distort the truth about Christianity. There is power in numbers! Forward this to everyone you know in a fight to keep this show off the air.

1MM is still running their various other boycotts against Ellen/JCPenney, Betty Crocker, Starbucks, and assorted other retailers. Their tens of followers are slowly being starved and disheveled because there is nothing left for them to eat or wear. But whatevs! They are outraged.

For those of you who are not familiar with McGruder’s work, Black Jesus is a recurring theme in The Bookdocks, a theme he is willing to explore more. It got the Xrazies riled up when he first started running with it in the daily comic strip, and more riled up when The Boondocks became an animated series.

Here’s Your Eggs With a Side of Stupid

“You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation,” he explained. “Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon’ or the ‘GodMartian’! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the ‘Godman’ as our Savior.”

–Theocrat Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis pride and joy, explaining to us that space Aliens are going to Hell, and that’s why we should defund NASA.

(More proof that the War on Women is driven by Xristian Xrazie fundamentalism. They will never, Never, NEVER stop blaming women for Original Sin.)

Take THAT, Xristian Xrazies!

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Livewire tells us…

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people.

It did not include any broad religious exemption for religious employers, which had been sought by religious leaders in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. White House officials had said Friday that the order would not include such an exemption.

Wingnuttian heads explode in 3… 2… 1…

Hobby Lobby Ain’t Got Nothing On Me


Boss: We’re glad you applied for a job with ACME moving company. Can you lift boxes weighing 40 lbs?
Applicant: Yes I can. But I won’t lift them.
Boss: You do know that lifting boxes is a big part of this job?
Applicant: Yes.
Boss: Your resume says you’re part of an organization that promotes “Anti Box Lifting”.
Applicant: Yes.
Boss: Well I don’t think you’re cut out for this position. Thanks anyway.
Applicant: I’m suing you.

And so it goes. It sounds like a set-up from the get go: Sara Hellwege, soon to be graduating nurse in Georgia with a membership in an anti-abortion organization, applies for a job at a Title X clinic in Florida, gets rejected as a candidate for a position because she refuses to perform a large portion of the proposed job, files federal law suit alleging religious discrimination. Again we see birth control being equated with abortifacients in the lawsuit.

Thank You Todd Akin

Former Republican candidate for Senate Todd Legitimat-Rape Akin is back, and he has retracted his whole apologia, just in time to have an impact on another election:

Two years after the Missouri Republican’s comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion doomed his campaign and fueled a “war on women” message that carried Democrats to victory in the Senate, one of the few regrets he mentions in a new book is the decision to air a campaign ad apologizing for his remarks.

“By asking the public at large for forgiveness,” Akin writes, “I was validating the willful misinterpretation of what I had said.”

And when it comes to his infamous line about rape and pregnancy, that “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he writes defiantly: “My comment about a woman’s body shutting the pregnancy down was directed to the impact of stress on fertilization. This is something fertility doctors debate and discuss,” Akin writes. “Doubt me? Google ‘stress and infertility,’ and you will find a library of research on the subject.”

You know what, Todd? If I Google ‘Jackalope’ I get whole library of research on that subject too. And pictures.

Update: MS We Don’t Serve Your Kind Law

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Anyway, while we were all wailing and gnashing our teeth about Hobby Lobby (and rightly so), Mississippi’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (the We Don’t Serve Your Kind law) went into effect.

And meanwhile, the “If you’re buying, We’re selling” campaign is getting bigger and better.

Seems like a time to quote Longfellow:

“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”

…and the Floodgates of Discrimination Open

[The Hobby Lobby] decision is beginning to reverberate: A group of faith leaders is urging the Obama administration to include a religious exemption in a forthcoming LGBT anti-discrimination action. Their call, in a letter sent to the White House Tuesday, attempts to capitalize on the Supreme Court case by arguing that it shows the administration must show more deference to the prerogatives of religion. “We are asking that an extension of protection for one group not come at the expense of faith communities whose religious identity and beliefs motivate them to serve those in need,” the letter states.

The shorter version of which Atrios has posted:

Please continue to give us lots of tax money but God doesn’t want us to hire any gay people so don’t make us do that. Hate the sin and love the sinner and all that, but really hate the sinner too because we can’t possibly be in the same room as those people. And no worries, we’ll have no problem administering social programs with all of that sweet sweet tax money to all people equally, and by all we mean most, and by most we mean some, because have you seen most people? They’re just disgusting.

Just keep sending the checks.

I couldn’t do it any better.

Get Off The Cross, We Need The Wood (Part Infinity)

Don’t try this at home, kids.

The Frosted Tips Twins are going full martyr.

In order for them to have the courage to not back down, he continued, they had to be willing to lose what they had gained, including the show, a book deal and endorsements.

“When we were willing to do that, which only God can put in our hearts, we were able to be bold enough to speak,” he said.

The Benham brothers hope that their fellow Christians are also willing to lose everything in order to be able to speak boldly about their faith.

“We have to be willing to let go of what we have, whether it’s a job, an elected position, a big ‘ole church, whatever it may be,” David Benham said. “We have to be willing to let it go, and when that happens, then absolutely we’re back on the right track in America.”

Here’s Your Cheese Sandwich With a Side of Stupid

Our Lady of Good Shoe Wear and Bountiful Pasta Cindy Jacobs has a prophecy to share:

…It does not take a prophet to realize that America is in trouble! We know there are many radical extremists who hate us—this is not new. However, as I read the verse this evening I was shaken by it. This is what I am hearing: “There is an another attack on the scale of 9/11 being planned!”

As I prayed to pinpoint how to intercede, I immediately heard these words: “Close the gates! All borders must be closed to terrorists and those who would aid them.”

This includes all airport customs checkpoints as well as border crossings. We must pray for our customs and border agents to have eagle eyes to “see” any potential persons trying to make their way into the United States. We must also pray for all points of public transport.

The good news is that prayer works! This is a call upon every praying person everywhere to stand in the gap and pray for the protection of the nation.

Thank you for praying!

Which works out quite well for her: IF there is ever any kind of terrorist attack (except domestic terrorism from conservatives, which we know are lone wolves) she can claim to be right. IF there is no terrorist attack, well, then, her prayers worked.