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Bauer: ‘Judicial Terrorism’ to Outlaw Book of Genesis

Whenever the Christian right loses a court case, we can count on two things: A) They’ll declare this the end of democracy and the will of the people (when they win a court case, that magically doesn’t happen); and B) They’ll strike the martyr pose and predict massive persecution of Christians is right around the corner (and the fact that this never happens doesn’t slow them down a bit). Here’s Gary Bauer:

But while Corkins thankfully failed in his attack on FRC, five liberal justices on our Supreme Court committed an act of judicial terrorism that struck at the very foundation of our constitutional republic. The court’s liberal majority accepted a radical redefinition of marriage and imposed its morality on the rest of society.

In doing so, five unelected judges rejected thousands of years of Judeo-Christian understanding, as well as congressional statutes, and set the stage for invalidating the will of the people in more than two-dozen states that have voted to maintain the traditional definition of marriage. Does the consent of the governed matter at all anymore?

It seems as though America is on the verge of criminalizing the Book of Genesis. And with Obamacare’s assault on conscience, the danger to religious liberty cannot be overstated.

Yep, you’ll be rounding up on trains and put in concentration camps any minute now. You should pray about it. A lot.

Comments

  1. Randomfactor says

    It seems as though America is on the verge of criminalizing the Book of Genesis.

    The one with all the murder, incest, rape, polygamy and genocide? Who would want THAT outlawed?

  2. Randydeluxe says

    It’s kind of funny how rapidly they themselves will excise the entire Old Testament in a debate by claiming that “Jesus fulfilled the old law”, whatever that means, and then turn around and scream bloody murder if the Old Testament is shown to be inappropriate for any of our modern needs.

  3. Mr Ed says

    This type of tirade reminds me of the figure skating commentators. In a hushed voice they describe each of the talking points, “perfect, he went right from Judeo-Christian into a flawless unelected judges.” “He’s going to lose points for the awkward transition from banning the bible to Obamacare.” “Overall Fred I thought it was a good screed but it really lacked emotion, I’m not outraged by it.”

  4. unbound says

    It seems as though America is on the verge of criminalizing the Book of Genesis.

    They wish the book was that valuable. The only thing that might happen (and definitely should happen) is that the book of genesis be labelled as fan-fiction.

  5. abb3w says

    Occasionally, they strike the martyr pose and claim a development is part of the ongoing massive persecution of Christians.

  6. howardhershey says

    Rather than Genesis, doesn’t he mean “those parts of Leviticus that I like”?

  7. John Pieret says

    Yep, you’ll be rounding up on trains and put in concentration camps any minute now. You should pray about it. A lot.

    Well, what do you think has stopped it from happening yet? [As Modus would say] CHECKMATE ATHEISTS!

  8. njosprey says

    @exdrone

    It sounds like Bauer plagiarized a 19th century pamphlet on slavery.

    You beat me to it. I was going to re-write Bauer’s statement to reflect this.

  9. noe1951 says

    I just want one of these people to explain ‘judeo-christian’ to me. is that too much to ask?

  10. cheesynougats says

    Damn, I thought Ed said Gary North instead of Gary Bauer. North is a Reconstructionist and certainly would have no problem going back to Levitical law. Don’t know about Bauer though.

  11. Michael Heath says

    Gary Bauer:

    And with Obamacare’s assault on conscience, the danger to religious liberty cannot be overstated.

    Not only can it be overstated, I can’t think of a better contemporaneous example where Christians overstate a supposed threat to their religious liberty than this one.

    They’re acting out on this one provides a vivid example of their hypocrisy regarding their posing as defenders of religious liberty when in fact they continue to be our biggest threat, with no close seconds. In my little hometown, the Obamacare plan to better supply females with contraception choices is the only issue that’s ever drove Christians to the streets to protest a threat to religious freedom, where this one has them coming out repeatedly. What an absurd play they act out.

  12. hunter says

    Y’know, it all gets so repetitive that I’ve gotten numb to it. I’ve finally accepted the idea that there are people stupid enough and credulous enough to take this kind of garbage at face value. Cynic that I am (have become?), though, I can’t help but remind everyone that Bauer, Fischer, Perkins, Brown, Gallagher, the Wildmons, and the whole rotten crew are hauling in loads of cash for this.

    Do you really need to wonder about their motivation? (And as a footnote, whether or not they really believe this crap is pretty much beside the point.)

  13. grumpyoldfart says

    One day soon the Republicans will be back in power. Can you imagine the demands that will be made by the Christian lobbyists?

  14. Doug Little says

    One day soon the Republicans will be back in power

    I believe they already are, what with the gerrymandering at state level and their no compromise under any circumstances mantra in congress.

  15. skinnercitycyclist says

    I just want one of these people to explain ‘judeo-christian’ to me. is that too much to ask?

    According to Google’s Ngram viewer, the term began to be used in English in the mid-1930′s. That should ring some bells. American Christianists began to use the term, I would guess, so that it was more difficult to conflate them with their comrades in Germany at the time. Looks like usage peaked in 1948 or so, went dormant until the 1970′s, coinciding nicely with the rise of the religious right. Nice timing, no? “Judeo-Christian” seems to be a totally Christian-Right dog whistle and should be used by no one attempting clarity in a discussion.

  16. noe1951 says

    Thank you skinnercitycyclist. I always wondered where that came from. Whenever I ask someone who uses that term, I always get some mishmash of how the jews and the christians have the same values because they started with the same book, so then I suggest they use ‘judeo-christian-muslim’ to be correct. It never seems to go over well.

  17. skinnercitycyclist says

    Yeh, Judeo-Christian-Mormon would be a hoot as well, offending both “Christians” and Mormons.

    Jews, I would imagine, would be just as happy to be left out of the whole discussion, unless you are talking about Daniel Lapin (nominally unclean to eat?), or Dennis Prager, a couple of well-known Uncle Torahs.

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