Sunday, March 29, 2020

What a Shock: An Email From Brian S. Brown is Full of Lies

Brian S. Brown keeps singing his testicles.
Brian S. Brown
via YouTube
Moving is a bitch. I feel like a Bedouin. Anyway, I needed an excuse to pause so I caught up on email. The latest missive from Brian S. Brown, on behalf of National Organization for Marriage, is titled democrat ‘off label’ drug hypocrisy.
Right now, there are no drugs that have been specifically approved to treat COVID-19. However, one promising drug to help infected people is hydroxychloroquine … So, many physicians have been prescribing the drug to coronavirus patients using a process called “off label.” “Off label” allows an approved drug to be prescribed for something that was not previously considered when the drug was approved
The above is essentially true. Nevertheless, in the past, Brown has feigned a shitfit over the use of puberty blockers which are prescribed off-label to treat pediatric gender dysphoria. Puberty blockers were originally developed to treat precocious puberty.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

A "Famed" Exorcist is More Subtle

The Power of Christ Compels You
“The power of Christ compels you!”
The Exorcist (1973) via YouTube
According to Martin Barillas at ChurchMilitant.com, an anti-LGBTQ hate group:
Fr. José Antonio Fortea Cucurull, a famed exorcist and an expert on the subject of the occult and demonic possession, said that many people have asked him whether the spread of the deadly virus is a divine punishment…
The answer, according to Cucurull, is “yes.” Were divine retribution real then       -
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I'm still here but I am concerned for the wellbeing of Hemant Mehta.

Redux: "Repent of LGBT" and Be Saved From Coronavirus

“… vengeful, angry, spiteful and narcissistic. Steven Andrew's deity is oddly similar to a certain orange creature.”
Steven Andrew
Once again whacked out pastor Steven Andrew blames LGBTQ people for the coronavirus.
via YouTube
Steven Andrew would be more entertaining were he smarter than dog kibble. Alas, he is not.

Thursday, Mr. Andrew has paid Christian Newswire to provide an outlet for Steven Andrew Gives Emergency Message to Repent of LGBT and All Sins; Sharing God's Life-Saving Hope During Coronavirus Crisis. Thanks Steve! Good to know.

My idea of repentance is the diet commencing the day following my consumption of an inordinate quantity of lasagna for dinner. “Be saved!”

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On Display: Blowhard Bill Donohue's Spectacular Stupidity Regarding Trans People

“Mr. Donohue provides assurances that religious doctrine and superstition are close cousins.”
Bill Donohue
The holier-than-thou Bill Donohue of the Catholic League has not filed two years of required tax returns. Mr. Morality indeed.
via YouTube
Wednesday, Blowhard Bill Donohue has penned: Pope brands transgender theory as evil.

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is devoted to simplistic thinking. The pope says thus and so. For Donohue, the pope's utterances become reality — absolute truth. No proof required. No critical thinking desired. Intellectual curiosity is a victim of religious devotion.

I frankly resent lectures about morality from someone who is a tax cheat. The Catholic League never filed a tax return for 2016. The last extension for the 2018 return expired on October 15, 2019. He still has not filed it. Yes, I filed a referral with the Internal Revenue Service which went beyond the habitual nonfiling.

At the risk of stating the obvious:

Get a Grip Mr. Brown - George Soros Doesn't Know You Exist

Brian S. Brown
Brian S. Brown has imaginary friends and imaginary enemies.
Wednesday, according to Brian S. Brown, soros uses coronavirus crisis to attack IOF. The truth is that George Soros typically doesn't attack anyone. He doesn't have to.

Brian S. Brown is turning Howard Center For Family Religion and Society into something comparable to National Organization for Marriage. Both organizations rely on hyperbolic and dishonest fundraising appeals. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Howard Center — including assumed names World Congress of Families and International Organization for the Family — is an anti-LGBTQ hate group.

George Soros is a very important and accomplished man. Aside from his enormous philanthropic generosity, Soros (who arrived in London penniless) invented what we now call a hedge fund. In some quarters George Soros is code for evil Jewish influence.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Uh, you are NOT getting a $1,200 windfall!

At least not anytime soon
The language in the Senate CARES Act is rather esoteric. One thing I do know is that no one is going to receive a $1,200 check from the government in the near future.
In the case of an eligible individual, there shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by subtitle A for the first taxable year beginning in 2020 an amount equal to the lesser of—

“(1) net income tax liability, or

“(2) $1,200 ($2,400 in the case of a joint return).

My Senior Senator as Christian Nationalist

“We are not Iran. At least not yet. The Christian mullahs are more likely to mislead adherents than to guide them according to the best medical advice.”
Marco Rubio
People forget that Marco Rubio was a Tea Party politician
via Salon
Senator Marco Rubio briefed pastors and Christian leaders on a conference call regarding the coronavirus. Some of what Rubio had to say was valuable but there are problems and concerns.

For starters this was coordinated by Hate Group Leader John Stemberger of Florida Family Policy Council. While overlooked by the Southern Poverty Law Center, FFPC spews venom at LGBTQ people that is worthy of any national hate group. The format for the call consisted of Stemberger interviewing Rubio.

Then there is Rubio's disturbing connections to the Christian right. He was a speaker at an event held by David Lane. Lane is no ordinary denizen of the lunatic fringe. He is a dishonest Republican operative and Christian nationalist. Rubio was the keynote speaker at another Florida Family Policy Council event “honoring” Mad Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel.