Monday, December 20, 2010

Tea Party Attacks Methodists

Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips has a dream: "No more Methodist Church."

"The Methodist church is pro-illegal immigration," he continues. "They have been in the bag for socialist health care, going as far as sending out emails to their membership "debunking" the myths of Obamacare. Say, where are the liberal complaints on the separation of church and state?"

"In short, if you hate America, you have a great future in the Methodist church," he says.

(via Gawker)

The sad truth of some of the mind-fuckery that is reality for these people is that in order to be American, you must not only be Christian, but you must be the right KIND of Christian. In other words, if you're not Judson then you hate America.

Somehow that seems both un-American and un-Christian to me.

5 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Haters gonna hate. Whip your hair, Methodists!

Kay Dennison said...

Funny because I recall that my dad's family (Methodists) were a tad skeptical of my mother -- the daughter of Bavarian Catholic immigrants who got out of Germany and went to Wisconsin to make a better life and they did dairy .

Trivia I found last summer: In 1900, 30% of the population of Wisconsin was born in Germany. I'm just glad that two of them were my grandma and grandpa.

My dad's family came here from Scotland (he was from the same village as William Wallace aka Braveheart) in 1722 and he and his sons all fought in the Revolution and were among the first settlers of Ohio.

My point is that we're all descended from immigrants and have no right to throw stones at anyone.

I worked for an immigration lawyer for the last three years I worked and learned a lot from our clients. The stories I could tell if I weren't bound by confidentiality.

thatgirl said...

hmmm... so much for the whole God REPEATEDLY telling his people to take care of the vulnerable (strangers, fatherless, widows) in their midst.

Damn.

Kay Dennison said...

What thatgirl said!

Kal said...

I kinda am enjoying watching all these groups tear at each other now that they have been given the illusion that they have the power to do anything. Let all the haters destroy each other and that will leave us with one very weakened band of hillbilly homophobic illiterate racists to dump into the Thunderdome and they can kill each other there until one survives and that one gets a bullet in the back of their head, Soviet style. Elegant solution. Don't thank me. I care because I love.