From the files of emails I never sent

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I get lots of pitches sent my way. The most frequent, probably, are requests for book reviews. We can’t review everything of interest to the gay community anyway, so I am especially skeptical of ones that waste my time. This may have wasted it more than most:

While many are fighting for the separation of church and state, one man believes that secular humanism is the cause of the unraveling moral fabric of America. In his new book The Pagans Are Revolting, S. D. Lake advances the argument that secular beliefs and practices are eroding the fabric of American moral life and, in turn, destroying the nation itself. Can I send you a copy of The Pagans are Revolting?

I wrote a response, but for good or bad, I didn’t send it immediately. Not sure if I should. Here’s what I wrote:

As a pagan myself, what I find revolting is anyone who declares himself an expert on the moral fabric of anything other than himself. Church and state united creates a theocracy like in many right wing totalitarian regime. Tell your client to sell his brand of crazy to the ignorant masses. People who think for themselves don’t need his misinformed bullshit. So, to answer your question, that’s a no.

Whadaya think? Worth hitting send? Or a further waste of my time and the universe’s electrons?

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Bryan Fischer: Christians must control the govt or atheists and pagans will take over

The Values Voter Summit is reaping a bumper crop of terribly disturbing, ignorant and faith-based FAIL this year. Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association contributers his fertilizer with this outrageous naked call for a theocracy.

We’ve gotten to the point where the fringe right social conservatives have not been able to come up with a winning arguments that papers over the fact their goal is to torch our Constitution and install the KJV of the Bible as the basis for governing the United States of America. The masks have been coming off at an alarming rate. Via Right Wing Watch, here is part 1; surf over for the rest of his speech.

Speaking today at the Values Voter Summit, Bryan Fischer used his stage time to lay out various reasons why Christians need to be involved in politics – like the fact that Christians are needed in order to clean up the messiness, otherwise our government will be run by atheists and pagans:

So Fischer says that, in his experience, the internal dealings of the church are way worse than anything he ever saw in politics … but the reason that Christians need to be involved in politics is so that they can “clean that mess up”? So who is causing all the messes in the church then? Atheists and pagans?


* People for the American Way calls out NPR for featuring hate-monger Bryan Fischer
Pam’s House Blend – Front Page

—  John Wright

#VVS2010: Fischer vs. judges, gays, atheists, pagans, [fill-in-the-blanks]

The man, the myth, the legend: Brian ““homosexuals in the military gave us…six million dead Jews” Fischer, on how “truth has become hate speech”:

[Right Wing Watch]


The time Mr. Fischer said “homosexuals should be disqualified from public office”

The time Mr. Fischer said that “homosexuals in the military gave us…six million dead Jews.

The time Mr. Fischer called on Christian conservatives to breed gays and progressives out of existence

The time Mr. Fischer said “permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America

The time Mr. Fischer reduced gays to people who “want to use the alimentary canal for sexual purposes”

The time Mr. Fischer declared that “Every time an HIV-infected male has sex with another male, it’s essentially the same as plunging an infected heroin needle into his arm. He’s passing on a potential death sentence, just as the Taliban seeks to do on a foreign battlefield.”

The time Mr. Fischer said only gays were savage enough for Hitler

The time Mr. Fischer invoked a Biblical story about stabbing “sexually immoral” people with spears, saying we need this kind of action in modern day

The time Mr. Fischer compared gays to heroin abusers

The time Mr. Fischer told us to just shut up

The time Mr. Fischer oddly interpreted past historical oppressions

The time Mr. Fischer directly compared laws against gay soldiers to those that apply to bank robbers

Good As You

—  John Wright