Wednesday, August 06, 2008

An Act of Supreme Douchebaggery

If we have not already gathered, I am not a fan of the Religious Right. They do not speak for me. I find them ridiculous, none more so that the abhorrent Focus on the Family. They are the pinnacle of all things hateful, paranoid and ignorant. Given their complete lack of sense, then it is not surprising that they should actually call on people to pray that it rain in Denver on the night that Obama is to speak at the convention at Mile High Stadium. Why? Because we hate the gays and love the unborn babies. These are the two reasons given - abortion and gay marriage. Because that's all we should care about, right? The way marriage is defined and whether or not "all babies want to get borned"? And, we are whiny spoiled brats that need opposing voices to be rained on so we don't have to listen to them. They're asking for a meteorological equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears and saying, "La la la, I can't hear you." Here's what really creases me - why can't we listen and disagree? Why must we perform a rain dance to drown out? Why is everything Obama says wrong because of 2 issues? For the record, Obama has said that he's not in favor of redefining marriage or legalizing gay marriage but rather he's in favor of civil unions. Listen critically and engage in dialogue, I say, but apparently that's too much to ask.


Kelly said...

OH MY GOSH! You said douchebaggery! THATS AWESOME!! And btw, I told my entire church today I hated God. I also said "today I hate him a lil less than yesterday." Shocking yet....real

Eric said...

While I am far from defending the Obamessiah, I too DESPISE Focus on the Family.

One of my favorite examples of the uninformed stupidity of the organization came in a segment in the early nineties when Dobson was railing against TV in general and the show "Married With Children" specifically. He was discussing an episode (probably he only one they viewed for their research" in which Al Bundy somehow injured his hands, both of which were bandaged. Dobson said that the show ended with Al Bundy trying to figure out how to masturbate with two bandaged hands.

Having seen the episode and having been somewhat of a fan of the show (actually just a fan of Christina Applegate) what was actually happening was part of the show's running gag where Bundy sat on the couch and placed one hand in the waistband of his pants.

Dobson, probably knowing nothing about the show, saw the attempt to place his hand in the waistband and the hillarity that ensued as Bundy trying to masturbate because that's what he was looking for. So something as silly and stupid as that ongoing gag were instead interpreted by Dobson, without all the facts, as something perverted and nefarious.