Obama Reelection Will Destroy America!

Con man Rick Scarborough insists that his latest crusade, which he calls 40 Days to Save America, is “not a political effort.” Which explains why he goes on a radio show to promote that event and declares that American will not survive if Obama is reelected in November:

Christians either by their not voting or by voting with their emotions in the last election put Barack Obama in the White House. I happen to believe personally, this is not Vision America, this is me speaking, I believe he is the worst president in the history of the country, I believe he is a dangerous president, and I believe America will not survive for more years under his leadership. I can’t imagine a Barack Obama unleashed without another election to face.

And then he said something stupid about the Chick-Fil-A controversy:

It will take thousands of churches and millions of Christians fasting I believe at this point to move the heart of God to relent from the judgment that we have worked so hard to get. Sixty million aborted babies, debts out of control, which is nothing more than generational theft, right now we take a good Godly man like [Chick-fil-A founder] Mr. Truett [Cathy], who founded a company and devoted every resource he had to the advancement and the welfare of his employees and the people who patronize his store, and homosexuals are seeking right now to shut it down. We deserve judgment. We’ve got to have a brokenhearted group of people who understand that, who cry out to God and who partner with us.

Yeah, Truett is all about the welfare of his employees and customers. Unless they’re gay, then screw em. And discriminate against them. Must be more of that famous Christian “love” we hear about so much (and see so rarely).

24 comments on this post.
  1. birgerjohansson:

    “Sixty million aborted babies”

    Is he including the spontaneous abortions in that number? I seem to recall they outnumber “synthetic” abortions. And they are free of charge, courtesy of the way Zod created human reproduction.

  2. podkayne:

    Seems to me that some one so keen on saving chicken filla migjt wanna lay off the calls for fasting.

  3. timgueguen:

    But those are part of God’s plan. Unlike the human induced abortions, which for some reason aren’t part of God’s plan. Strange, isn’t it, how much stuff God can supposedly do, yet he’s somehow powerless to stop a bunch of other stuff he doesn’t like.

  4. embertine:

    Hi, didn’t know where to put this but have you seen that Prof Richard Muller has completly retracted his former skepticism about AGM?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19047501

    Big respect to him for saying that so unequivocally.

  5. DaveL:

    Podkayne beat me to it. I can just imagine the article in The Onion: “Christians Declare 60 Days of Fasting to Save Chick-Fil-A”.

  6. dingojack:

    “… Mr. Truett [Cathy], who founded a company and devoted every resource he had to the advancement and the welfare of his employees and the people who patronize his store…”

    Every resource? All this time a not a dime in profit? Hope Chicka Fill A isn’t a listed company.

    Oh and by the way, I don’t live anywhere near any of your establishments Mr Cathy, but I’ll certainly be sure to patronise you and your business at every opportunity.

    Dingo
    —–
    “… Sixty million aborted babies …”

    Where else is Mr Cathy gonna source his stock? ;)

  7. Modusoperandi:

    I can’t imagine a Barack Obama unleashed without another election to face.

    Yes. Obviously. Without the leash, be ready for four years of extreme…moderation! Moo ha-ha!

  8. raven:

    Mr. Truett [Cathy], who founded a company and devoted every resource he had to the advancement and the welfare of his employees…

    As a fundie Death Cultist xian, Mr Truett’s hate based worldview targets more than gays.

    It includes:

    Women.

    Scientists especially astronomers, geologists, and biologists.

    Gays.

    Atheists.

    The wrong sort of xians i.e. the vast majority.

    Nonxians, especially Moslems and Pagans.

    I’m sure there are others. The same book where he got his gay hate from also hates sabbath breakers, adulterers, apostates, heretics, nonxians, disobedient children, false prophets, and nonvirgin brides.

    In other words most of humankind. Chances are, if you aren’t an old white rich male with a brain the size of a walnut and hate as large as the Pacific, he hates you. Why should I give a nickel to someone who hates me for several different reasons?

  9. dugglebogey:

    “devoted every resource he had to the advancement and the welfare of his employees…”

    Um…he devoted a lot of resources to hate groups. How does that advance the welfare of his employees?

  10. dingojack:

    dugglebogey – the choice of ‘charity’ he gives to, bearing in mind the oft quoted statment above, gives you some idea of the character of those he employs.
    Dingo

  11. raven:

    Obama Reelection Will Destroy America!

    Probably not. It’s the other way around.

    Who did some major damage to America was Bush. The fed reserve is projecting recovery from the Great Recession by 2018.
    A recent headline states that half of all recent college grads are under-or unemployed.
    Poverty rates are at a 50 year high.

    This is a lost generation.

    With Romney as President, make that two lost generations.

    That is beyond my projected lifespan. If he gets elected, I’m just going to give up and work on my hobbies, hang out with the cats, and raise a glass of white wine to the old USA. You can’t stop 310 million lemmings from running over a cliff.

  12. Noadi:

    Every resource? Unless they are women in which case they should be fired so they can be stay at home mothers:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/27/brenda-honeycutt-chick-fil-a-sues-gender-discrimination_n_1709645.html

  13. raven:

    Um…he devoted a lot of resources to hate groups. How does that advance the welfare of his employees?

    Fundie xianity is based on pure hate.

    More hate = more religion.

    Don’t worry though. If you aren’t a fundie xian, chances are you are advancing his religion anyway. I’m sure he hates you too.

  14. Randomfactor:

    Unlike the human induced abortions, which for some reason aren’t part of God’s plan.

    So a gunman randomly killing moviegoers CAN be part of godplan, but a doctor CAN’T. So many loopholes.

  15. Scott Simmons:

    Wait–if the liberals and gays are boycotting Chik-Fil-A and the good Christians are fasting to save America from God’s judgment; won’t Chik-Fil-A go out of business even faster, with nobody eating there? Will God send down a miracle to save the business? Or does eating at Chik-Fil-A not count as breaking your fast?

  16. Moggie:

    If you want a laugh, take a look at how the Catholic Encyclopaedia defines fasting. Back in the day, fasting was tough, but I guess today’s Christians aren’t so keen on self-sacrifice any more. So, modern Catholicism’s definition of fasting seems to be, more or less, eating sensibly. Granted, Scarborough’s call to arms is not directed at Catholics, but I doubt the principle is very different. When you’re able to demonstrate your piety through simulating hardship, it’s probably easy to persuade yourself that forgoing that second cheeseburger counts as a fast.

  17. D. C. Sessions:

    I believe he is the worst president in the history of the country

    I love the whole “worst president EVER” thing. I always ask how Obama compares to Buchanan, and generally get blank stares.

    Of course, the most recent was a keeper: I was told that the country needs someone in the House of Representatives who will stand up for God, unborn babies, traditional marriage, fiscal responsibility, and keeping the Muslim Brotherhood from imposing Sharia on us all.

  18. Michael Heath:

    While I’ve long argued Mitt Romney won’t suffer much in the election given his Mormon religion, perhaps conservative religion leaders aren’t taking any chances. Where one tactic will have them getting ever more fear-mongering and alarmist to better justify voting for a cultist to take down the uppity black ursurper in the White House. They need to get crazier and dumber anyhow, simply to distinguish themselves as conservative Christianity descends ever further and faster into delusion, hatred, and idiocy, e.g., Bush to Palin to Bachmann; so this just feeds into that.

  19. Stevarious:

    It will take thousands of churches and millions of Christians fasting I believe at this point to move the heart of God to relent from the judgment that we have worked so hard to get.

    So god’s plan ISN’T perfect? Or did he write the plan in advance to account for the billions of lost man hours – not to mention the health problems exacerbated by all the fasting – making him ‘change his mind’ to the thing he planned to do all along?

    Someone’s not being entirely honest here.

  20. deborahbell:

    @16 My experience of fasting in the fundie Protestant church was pretty intense. Some people in the less extreme fringes of my awareness did things like “fast” from TV or eating out or junk food, but we saw that as just giving those things to god as a way making sure they weren’t more important to you than god. Really fasting as a way to magically affect events through impacting god was usually going without any food and often water for at least a full day, often three days, a week, three weeks, or 40 days. Of course anything more than three days they did drink water and often fruit juices.

    I experienced my Christian school’s cafeteria being closed on days when the church was fasting; individual children were allowed to bring their own food and eat but social pressure was to comply with the fasting. This was a K-12 so even small children were affected. As a child I was frequently expected to fast at least two meals when the family or church was fasting. I was confused and often felt guilty about the whole thing because I did not have any particular spiritual experience and could forget about food during such short fasts (I’m talking about age 10 and younger). In my 20s I found I don’t have good eating habits, and easily forget to eat, even for more than a full day if I’m not paying attention, which is of course unhealthy and likely a direct relation.

    In my teen years my mother decided she was called to be a prayer warrior and among other things this involved intense, lengthy fasts, during which she expected my sister and I to put up with her being excessively tired, feeling ill constantly, being irritable and unapproachable and emotionally unavailable. Any complaint from us was answered that she was fasting or tired from getting up to pray in the middle of the night, and discipline was harsher than usual because she felt we didn’t respect her sacrifices enough.

    One of the earliest skeptical thoughts I entertained was that if god had called her to such devotion, he should be supporting her through it, rather than my sister and I bearing the brunt of the consequences; that if she really believed it was a calling she should find the internal wherewithal to fulfil her parental responsibilities without taking out her pain on us. The only result I saw from her devotions was her pain and increased strife and tension in our home and this led me to consider that she was wrong about her calling, and led me to notice and admit other areas she and other authorities were wrong in.

  21. birgerjohansson:

    If self-torment like fasting is important, why not introduce Indian traditions, like using a bed of nails?

    Xianity already borrowed several ideas from Buddhism (monks in convents, the rosary) so this would be consistent.

    And we could follow those Filipinos who actually have themseles crucified. But they are brown, so I suppose they don’t count.

  22. dan4:

    I don’t understand the first sentence in the first block quote. Is Scarborough seriously suggesting that everyone who voted in the 2008 presidential election for anything other than the Obama/Biden ticket is not a Christian? What a strange dude.

  23. stace:

    This Scarborough chap is some piece of work, had to go to Wikipedia to differentiate him in my mind from that other Scarborough, you know, Joe. The last sentence in the article says he has been accused of not being a true Baptist, what exactly does being a true Baptist entail, not being a total wackaloon like good ole Rick?

  24. birgerjohansson:

    So if Obama is re-elected America becomes the new Numenor?

    I think Scarborough should appeal to the Valar instead of to Yahweh.

Leave a comment

You must be