Star Parker Flames Out


You’ve probably heard of Star Parker before. She was a walking symbol of everything the religious right things is wrong with America — single mother on welfare who had multiple abortions — until she came to Jesus. And now she writes weekly columns full of stupid and crazy for outlets like the Worldnutdaily. Her latest column contains more of the same:

How have we gone from a nation where our first president, George Washington, admonished that religion and morality are “indispensable” to ‘political prosperity” to one, today, in which our president says “same-sex couples should be able to get married?”

The same way we went from George Washington favoring religion and morality and outlawing slavery, giving women the right to vote and ending legal segregation and discrimination against black people, all of which were propped up by religion and claimed to be moral because they were commanded by God. We evolved. We realized that the morality is on the other side, that it is immoral to own another human being and immoral to deny women an equal voice in the country, no matter what your barbaric God might have said (or more accurately, no matter what the barbaric writers of the Bible claimed God told them). And it is equally immoral to deny equality to people on the basis of their sexual orientation. Morality governs actions that harm people or violate their rights against their consent. And that’s all it governs.

On the marriage issue, the national transformation has been breathtaking. A new Gallup poll shows the nation evenly divided – 50 percent saying same-sex marriage should be valid and 48 percent saying it should not be. When Gallup asked the same question in 1996, 68 percent opposed legalization of same sex marriage against 27 percent in favor.

In just 16 years the gap between those opposed and in support of same sex marriage has gone from a 41 point difference to practically zero.

Yep. You’re losing. You’ve already lost, it’s only a matter of time. Get used to it.

Comments

  1. marcus says

    “Yep. You’re losing. You’ve already lost, it’s only a matter of time. Get used to it.
    Sometimes I forget this. Whenever marriage equality happens it won’t be soon enough. Still, when I realize the simple truth of this statement it makes me smile.
    Dedicated to Josh.

  2. The Amazing Rando says

    In a couple of years it will be christans that will argue that they were the ones that supported gay marrige the whole time.

  3. says

    I read earlier this morning that, for the first time, the number of minority babies in the United States is greater than whites.
    I can sense a mighty teeth-gnashing a’coming.

  4. Gregory in Seattle says

    I am coming to believe that the real reason Talibangelicals fear evolution and screech against geologic timescales is that the idea, “things change,” is immiscible with their view of the world as absolute and unchanging. If mountains can come and go, if continents come together and break apart, if species arise and adapt, then, maybe, doctrines that were correct 2000 years ago are no longer correct.

    They are pathologically incapable of facing that uncertainty, and so insist that nothing can ever possibly change.

  5. Gregory in Seattle says

    @The Amazing Rando #2 – Yup. A while back, I read a fundamentalist preacher declaiming that Christianity has always supported racial harmony. “In Christ there is no Greek or Jew” and the like.

  6. Randomfactor says

    “I can sense a mighty teeth-gnashing a’coming.”

    They’ve been wailing about being “out-bred” for decades.

  7. D. C. Sessions says

    They’ve been wailing about being “out-bred” for decades.

    And yet only now are they getting in gear for serious voter suppression. Thinking ahead may not be their long suit.

  8. busterggi says

    George Washington also owned slaves & grew hemp

    Is Star recommending we go back to these too?

    I’d rather not do slavery but I used to be a fair gardener.

  9. twincats says

    On the marriage issue, the national transformation has been breathtaking.

    Well, I think it’s ‘breathtaking’ in the sense that it’s an awesomely good thing.

    I get that the word breathtaking also means astonishing, but this use seems to be a meme among the fundy crowd that I find puzzling.

    Also, I think Gregory in Seattle deserves a shiny, new internet.

  10. says

    D. C. Sessions “And yet only now are they getting in gear for serious voter suppression. Thinking ahead may not be their long suit.”
    To be fair, the old tactics were working pretty well up until a hip Democrat (and roughly a decade of conservative rule) got the kids these days and other uppity minorities out to vote.

  11. dan4 says

    Sorry if I offend anyone by questioning the coherence of something coming from the mouth of one of America’s most admired individuals (living or deceased), but what does “political prosperity” mean?

  12. says

    “How have we gone from a nation where our first president, George Washington, admonished that religion and morality are “indispensable” to ‘political prosperity” to one, today, in which our president says “same-sex couples should be able to get married?””

    That’s nothin, kiddo! Wait two, three week, tops; Obamandingo will be making same-sex mawwiage MANDATORY!!!

    “If mountains can come and go, if continents come together and break apart, if species arise and adapt, then, maybe, doctrines that were correct 2000 years ago are no longer correct.”

    It’s worse than we thought there will be same land mass relationships!!

  13. kermit. says

    twincats: On the marriage issue, the national transformation has been breathtaking.

    Well, I think it’s ‘breathtaking’ in the sense that it’s an awesomely good thing.

    I get that the word breathtaking also means astonishing, but this use seems to be a meme among the fundy crowd that I find puzzling.

    No, they’re using it correctly, and so are you. The term is taken from a sudden physical or psychological shock, such as the bottom barrel-roll after that first hill on a roller coaster. These folks are conservative, and do not generally see rapid, sudden, change that takes you breath away as a good thing. We see these as exciting.

  14. dingojack says

    Ed – I think your headline forgot to add:
    and collapses into a dense, degenerate & very dim white dwarf!
    No need to thank me for the addendum.
    Dingo

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