Rabbi David Stone, Fort Worth’s Jewish Ned Flanders: "Isn’t it awesome to have a godly governor?"
—Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
Undoubtedly itâ€™s all in a dayâ€™s work for guys like the Taliban to confuse God with country, to enact vengeful, discriminatory, and patently insane legislation, and to celebrate same in a church amid a cheering throng of the faithful. The Taliban are despotic nutbag fanatics; it makes sense for them. In The Republic, though, this kind of thing just isnâ€™t done.
Douchebag-at-large Rick Perry, Republican governor and self-appointed Mullah of Texas, made the NY Times today for taking the unusual step of signing a couple of misogynist gay hate bills at an evangelical revival in Fort Worth. A thousand of Perry’s monomaniacal Christian soldiers (and one Jew for Jesus) at the Calvary Evangelical School egged him on as he tossed around meaningless phrases like â€œactivist judgesâ€ and â€œsacred bond between a man and a woman.â€
The first bill targets pregnant teenagers–already the least empowered, if I can use that word, of any class of people in the country–by requiring them to get their parentsâ€™ permission before having an abortion. The second measure didnâ€™t even need a signature, but he signed it anyway because he hates homos just that much: the proposed constitutional amendment to write into Texas law discrimination against homosexuals, in the shape of one of those wildly trendy gay marriage bans.
Itâ€™s pretty demoralizing to spring from your bed, skip downstairs to a waiting cup of caffe americano, and breathe in the first breezes of summer, only to read all about how your government has no problem selling you out for a couple of fundamentalist godbag votes.
The words â€œpro-lifeâ€ sound pretty insane coming from a guy who executes retards who believe in Santa Claus.