I’ve been reading, with some fascination, smarmy Todd Starnes remarks at Y’all Qaeda’s Value Voters Summit, and a passage or two jumped out at me:
“In recent days we have seen Christian Americans hauled into court and thrown into jail, bullied and slandered by those who preach tolerance and diversity.”
But of course, the details are lacking. Who, what, where, when, and you know, why (if indeed it happened at all) so there is no way to fact check this assertion; but it doesn’t matter as the Xristians love nothing better than climbing on the cross. “Of course it is true,” they say to themselves, “why just this morning some heathen flipped me off when I ran the red light to get here on time!”
And then, Starnes goes long:
“But the most important place we can fight the culture war is our home. Set a Godly example for our children and grandchildren. Teach them right from wrong.
“Support groups like Family Research Council and American Family Association. Ask your pastor to start a team dedicated to staying informed on the issues of the day.”
As we know, Family Research Council and American Family Association are both listed hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. And if your Pastor starts politicking from the pulpit, he’s breaking an IRS code and could throw his church out of their blessed tax exempt status.
If you’re interested in watching his speech, for your convenience, I’ve embedded it below. It’s Aw-Shucks glorious, and will make you yearn for a grifter like Elmer Gantry.