Todd Starnes, Fox News wingnut, must really love insects, because he’s begging his god to send more.
When the public schools tell students that our Founding Fathers were a bunch of terrorists: Send the hornets, Lord! Clear the field! When a teacher tells a little boy he can’t pray over his meal: Send the hornets, Lord! Clear that field! When the Pentagon tells them to take down a cross on a Christian chapel: Send those hornets! Clear the field! When the Supreme Court says they know better than God: Send the hornets, Lord! Clear the field! And, when the president says that America is no longer just a Christian nation: Don’t send the hornets, Lord. Send the mosquitoes and the gnats, and the bumblebees and the lightning bugs and the cicadas! Send every critter you got, Lord! Clear the field!
Unfortunately, this is not going to work.
Our revolutionary war did spawn a lot of terrorists and terrorist acts — just ask the descendants of the loyalists who fled to Canada. But then, maybe his god is a god of propaganda rather than truth, so we’ll get hornets for describing reality.
Students have the right to say prayers over their meals, so it’d be more sensible to send lawyers to defend their rights, instead. But hornets, lawyers, no big difference.
That Pentagon story…it was about a non-denominational chapel in Afghanistan. Seems reasonable that a single facility frequented by soldiers of any religion ought not to advertise a narrow focus. But then, maybe Starnes’ god is just an asshole, so the hornets would be coming.
The Supreme Court didn’t say they know better than any gods: they said gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and privileges as straight couples, which Starnes interpreted as violating his gods intolerant, bigoted nature. But maybe Starnes worships the same god as Westboro Baptist, so we’ll still have hornets to look forward to.
Sorry, Todd, but I’m not a Christian, and I’m American…not only that, I’m an older white straight male American, the kind that counts most with Fox News, America, and America’s older white straight male god, so nope, America is not a Christian nation. He can try to send the mosquitoes, gnats, bumblebees, lightning bugs, and cicadas but this is Minnesota, and they’ll soon freeze to death. Maybe he should wait until the spring? But sending mosquitoes to Minnesota in the spring is kind of redundant.
But I’m afraid the real fly in the ointment of Mr Starnes’ invocation is that his god doesn’t exist and doesn’t answer prayers, so his efforts are entirely futile. While my sacrifice to Cthulhu to afflict Fox News Republicans with hemmorhoids has been working wonderfully.
PZ Myers, proctologist.