(NOTE: Because I spent all day Friday at the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity, including guest keynote Michele Norris from NPR’s All Things Considered, I did not have the opportunity to complete this week’s Farce File. What is posted here is what I had completed prior to Friday, and I wanted to get something up! Consider it a little preview into how I write, since this is not a finished product.)
It’s time again for your weekly digest of propaganda “news” from the religious right, courtesy of OneNewsNow.com.
Yep. It’s true. The more you brainwash them and socially isolate them from the rest of the knowledge and intellectualism the world has to offer, the more brainwashed they’ll be. And how do they do it? By brainwashing the parents, of course, too!
I could tell you many stories of moms and dads coming to Christ because it all started when they were helping little Jimmy or little Sally with their handbook.
Religion only survives because people are convinced to believe. Our society sends the message that we should believe, and the proper exposure and influence convinces people to follow suit. That doesn’t mean they understand what they believe, but anyone can convince hirself of anything.
This sounds all well and innocent, but just replace “faith” and “coming into the church” with “delusion” and “coming into the cult.” It’s basic propaganda; it only sounds respectable because of Christian privilege.
3/01/09 – Obama in Coulter crosshairs at CPAC
Seriously, is there no one on the right who understands (or cares about) Godwin’s Law? You make a reference to Nazism and your argument’s over, because you were so petty and unintellectual and whiny that you couldn’t think of anything better than pure evil. Well, that describes Ann Coulter pretty well, I’d say:
“Obama had the mainstream media, the entire European Union and Oprah on his side. In fact, in a poll taken in Germany during the election, it showed that 80% of the German people supported Obama over McCain. And we all know how infallible the Germans are at picking great leaders,” she joked.
Joked? And people laugh at that? Seriously, conservatives, grow up. If I didn’t already know how ridiculously capable you are of convincing yourself of believing any ridiculous notion, I’d wonder how you have any dignity.
3/02/09 – Home schoolers swarm to defend education
I love how the same people who so strongly supported a bad policy that depended on standards (NCLB) could now be so resistant to having to meet those standards themselves:
If passed, the bill would require home schoolers to double the amount of reporting currently required and would allow a school superintendant (sic) or principal to determine if the home school program should continue or be terminated.
How horrid! Reporting? Accountability? Schools should never have to be held responsible in such ways for student learning. We don’t need to know if they don’t know how to spell superintendent!
Donnelly says he and about 100 home schoolers were able to give testimony. “Well if it passed, this would become one of the most restrictive [home school] laws in the country,” he adds.
I’m missing the part where this is a bad thing. What message do these home schoolers send when they say, “Hey, we think your education is crap, but we don’t want to have be held accountable for what we’re doing instead.” What do they have to hide? Completely biased or substandard educational experiences, perhaps? If not, just prove it.
There’s only one truth when it comes to homosexuality: our totally warped and biased version of it! Our good friend Peter is back to drive us absolutely crazy with his nonsense. Here’s what he’s concerned about:
“Some people thought civil unions were just something you have to give the gay activists,” he points out. “Others thought it was a real compromise and didn’t realize how close it was to same-sex marriage and how it actually advances the same-sex marriage agenda.”
Are you ready? Because here’s the kicker:
LaBarbera believes many young conservatives are being taught to think of homosexuality as a civil rights issue.
Uh oh! Young conservatives are learning things and understanding things! We must bring it to an end!
I won’t say any more for this story. I thought it was good for a laugh.
I wanted to post these articles just because I get a kick out of how they insist on calling us homosexual. (See my terminology page for why that is not respectful language and an intentional decision on AFA’s part.)
(More would have been written here, but I’m sure I’ll have plenty to write about the DOMA challenge in the future. Have a great weekend!)