NOM Speakers Warn of God’s Judgment


One of the recurring themes of NOM’s March for Marriage was that if we didn’t turn from our wicked ways of freedom and equality, their imaginary friend was going to go medieval — literally — on our asses, from sea to shining sea. Sam Rohrer of the American Pastor’s Network said gay marriage will “destroy the very fabric of our nation” and “invite God’s judgment.”

And Mike Huckabee said, “There is no doubt in my mind that this country would not exist had it not been for the providential hand of God. And I’m also convinced that if we reject his hand of blessing, we will feel his hand of judgment.”

This is me not being even remotely frightened by such ludicrous claims. Does it scare anyone, for crying out loud?

Comments

  1. Chiroptera says

    Well, when you come right down to it, “God’s Judgement” is really the only thing the bigots got.

  2. raven says

    NOM Speakers Warn of God’s Judgment

    Doesn’t worry me.

    Imaginary beings can’t and won’t do much. I’d be more concerned about my Cat’s Judgment. She, at least, is real.

  3. Artor says

    It scares the ignorant & delusional that believe in the Psycho Sky Monster. They are utterly terrified by this kind of talk, which is why they do it.

  4. matty1 says

    the very fabric of our nation

    I hope that’s not a fabric with mixed fibres, cause you know how He gets about that.

  5. Randomfactor says

    “,,,and God saw that it was good.”

    Seems to me that’s the sort of judgement He is likely to make.

  6. D. C. Sessions says

    Let me guess: if we don’t stop all this “equality” stuff, He is going to unleash a plague of tornadoes on the Midwest and South, right? Sort of like the old “whipping boy,” He doesn’t smack the wicked coastal populations, but shows His loving displeasure by ripping up the Bible Belt.

  7. vmanis1 says

    I think the U.S. should take the good pastor very seriously. We got marriage equality here in Canada, and then God sent us a Conservative government that wrecked the national census, prevents scientists on the government payroll from speaking to the media about their work, and denies climate change. It will be thanks to the Government of Canada if Keystone XL (or, as Charles Pierce at Esquire calls it, `the continent-spanning death funnel’) is built, as their effort on behalf of this project has been massive. The plagues that befell Pharoah were insignificant compared to the agony of listening to a Minister of Justice stating that there are so few women judges because women have a special bond with their children, and therefore don’t apply. (He’s not from the loony wing of his party. Think on that!)

    Post hoc ergo propter hoc forever!

    (And, in case anyone mistakes the intent of this comment, </snark>.)

  8. John Pieret says

    Does it scare anyone, for crying out loud?

    I don’t think it does, not even their religious right audience. I think it is kind of a verbal tic that really means “the world will be a bad place if everybody doesn’t agree with us.” Of course, if it wasn’t SSM, then it would be and is something else, like abortion, teaching evolution, teaching sex education, etc., etc., etc.

  9. marcus says

    matty1 @ 4 And don’t get me started on (*shudder*) “manmade” fibers! They ain’t natural! Abominations! I even saw an ad for a fabric of polyester spun with virgin wool FFS! Have they no morals? No shame? Disgusting!

  10. says

    When they resort to threats from their imaginary god to intervene, aren’t they admitting that they’re powerless to do anything about it themselves?

  11. dingojack says

    Hey you thought ‘Canadia’ got hit with plagues, we don’t even have gay marriage and we’re already been lumbered with ‘Our Fearless Leader’ (OFfaL, for short) whose views are startlingly similar to your own OFfaL. (Do they share the same neuron, I wonder?)
    :/ Dingo

  12. iangould says

    The Dutch have had marriage equality since 2001. The Canadians since 2003.

    God’s really dragging his feet on that whole visiting destruction thing although, admittedly, he did visit Justin Beiber upon the Canadians.

  13. anubisprime says

    Poor petals…they look and sound so desperate and forlorn.

    Being reduced to…”my daddy will get you back for being meanies to me and my fwends’….yes he will… my daddy is bigger ‘n’ stronger ‘n’ meaner then you …yes he is!”

    But even when they make scary shit up, well scary stuff to a five yr old any ways, …everyone just laughs and points at them.

  14. vmanis1 says

    dingojack: I am sure that Tony Abbott and Stephen Harper do share the same neuron, though it often lies unused.

  15. says

    “…”my daddy will get you back for being meanies to me and my fwends’….yes he will… my daddy is bigger ‘n’ stronger ‘n’ meaner then you …yes he is!””

    Well, he woooooooooooooooould get us back, ‘cept he’s been seen checking into a motel outside Colorado Springs with a couplea gay gods from some other pantheon and a big tube of Santorum.

  16. shouldbeworking says

    Iangould, #12 The Dutch have had marriage equality since 2001. The Canadians since 2003. God’s really dragging his feet on that whole visiting destruction thing although, admittedly, he did visit Justin Beiber upon the Canadians.

    God did inflict Beiber onto the Americans later. I wonder if it was because they didn’t practice Ceiling Cat’s golden rule?

  17. rabbitscribe says

    #6 DC:

    “Let me guess: if we don’t stop all this “equality” stuff, He is going to unleash a plague of tornadoes on the Midwest and South, right? Sort of like the old “whipping boy,” He doesn’t smack the wicked coastal populations, but shows His loving displeasure by ripping up the Bible Belt.

    1 Peter 4:17: For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

    Yes, that’s really how they’d answer you.

  18. M can help you with that. says

    iangould —

    The Dutch have had marriage equality since 2001. The Canadians since 2003.

    …but Canada and the Netherlands aren’t God’s Chosen Country, therefore they get overlooked when it’s time for divine wrath. The US is special, so you can’t use counterexamples to right-wing cause-and-effect claims if those examples come from anywhere else. Because “American exceptionalism” basically boils down to the claim that logic, cause and effect, and reality in general work differently in the US.

  19. eamick says

    God’s really dragging his feet on that whole visiting destruction thing although, admittedly, he did visit Justin Beiber upon the Canadians.

    Bieber was born in Canada in 1994. Does that make him a preemptive strike?

  20. dugglebogey says

    I don’t understand “inviting god’s judgement…” Were we flying under his radar before this?

  21. busterggi says

    According to Christian dogma;

    1. god created Satan as his bestest angel then Satan turned on him.

    2. god placed his even betterer creations, Adam & Eve, into a garden with fruit they weren’t supposed to eat when said fruit didn’t have to be there.

    3. god allowed a talking snake to tempt A & E into eating the forbidden fruit – which wouldn’t have happened had god not given snakes the power to talk.

    4. god punished A & E by making them live mortal lives – if he hadn’t there would be no human race today, god did not want us to exist.

    5. so, not wanting us to exist but creating us anyways, god punished humanity for something we did not do and could not undo.

    6. then god really got pissed at humanity and tried to kill us all off with a flood but he allowed one family to survive which happened to be led by an alcoholic who abused his children in retaliation for his drinking.

    7 and a bunch of other horrific bible stuff.

    8. and finally god created heddle.

    I wouldn’t trust any deity with that kind of judgement.

  22. says

    @ M can help you with that # 18
    Logic, cause and effect, and reality in general don’t seem to be working at all in USia these days.

    @ dugglebogey,
    Yep, early USians killed possibly millions of Native Americans and introduced a form of chattel slavery in which thousands of people died because they were packed so tightly in ships and their bodies thrown overboard to sharks.
    That didn’t seem to get YWHS’s attention or disturb him in the least.* But he totally draws the line at consensual buttsecks. And lesbian nuptials (although he has been known to check out some girl-on-girl action).

    * In fact, the Bible was used to justify both Manifest Destiny and the ownership of other humans.

  23. jnorris says

    We have had gay marriage in USA for a bit over 10 years, IIRC. Exactly when is this judgement from some god actually going to happen? Any idea what that phrase means anyway?

  24. Synfandel says

    They seem to think of God as like the Mafia. Pay tribute and accept his protection; otherwise your
    little shoe store will mysteriously burn down.

  25. Michael Heath says

    Mike Huckabee said,

    “There is no doubt in my mind that this country would not exist had it not been for the providential hand of God.

    Consider the delusional idiocy of someone who asserts they have, “no doubt”, regarding a factual assertion they promote; and yet can’t provide any evidence at all for an assertion that is also arguably irrational.

    I think this type of thinking demonstrates the advocate is clearly unfit for public office.

  26. captain_spleen says

    As Huckabee spoke, the Providential Hand Of God was seen making a jerk-off motion.

  27. cubist says

    When a prominent member of the Religious Reich makes noise about “God will smite the unworthy”, yes you should be frightened; just not of the imaginary tyrant with tripolar disorder.

    What you should be frightened of is the likelihood that some number of Religious Reich zealots decide to do some good old smiting on God’s behalf. “Who shall rid me of this troublesome priest non-theocratic government,” you know?

  28. tubi says

    Don’t know about the hand of judgment but I’d go for a judgmental hand job right about now.

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