Saturday, January 14, 2012

Football and Evangelism

I'm getting sick of having to see and hear Christian evangelism during football games.  Here I am sitting and watching the Denver vs. New England game, and of course, because the second coming, Tim Tebow, is playing, I have to see this shit...

Really?  There is so much that frustrates me about this.

I don't usually like or find it acceptable to use children to deliver a religious and /or political message.  This case I definitely don't like it.  And this is both religious and political to me.  Why is it political?  The creators of the video are Focus on the Family, one of the most socially conservative religious and political action groups in the country.

Focus on the Family (FOTF, or FotF) is an American evangelical Christian tax-exempt non-profit organization founded in 1977 by psychologist James Dobson, and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
Focus on the Family's stated mission is "nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide."
 This right here is one of the main reasons I get so turned off at times by organized, institutionalized, dogmatic religion.  One, they claim that there are biblical truths, which automatically has the assumption that anything different is false and wrong.  Including such things as homosexuality for example, and "gay marriage":

In the same letter Dobson says that traditional marriage is the cornerstone of society, and he states that the goal of the gay and lesbian movement is not to redefine marriage but to destroy the institution itself. “Most gays and lesbians do not want to marry each other…the intention here is to destroy marriage altogether.” Dobson makes the argument that without the institution of marriage everyone would enjoy the benefits of marriage without limiting the number of partners or their gender. Focus on the Family sees allowing same-sex marriage as “…a stepping-stone on the road to eliminating all societal restrictions on marriage and sexuality.”
Focus on the Family asserts that the Bible lays out the correct plan for marriage and family. Dobson says that "God created Eve to complement Adam physically, spiritually, and emotionally". Dobson also uses the biblical figure Paul to affirm his views on marriage. He states that Paul maintained that men and women mutually complete each other, and to exchange a "natural relationship for an unnatural one is sinful".
In reference to same-sex marriage and same-sex couples with children, Dobson states, “Same-sex relationships undermine the future generation’s understanding of the fundamental principles of marriage, parenthood, and gender.” He also stated that the alleged destruction of what it considers to be the traditional family by permitting same-sex marriage will lead to "unstable homes for children"

So if I'm homosexual, I'm out to destroy your society?  I'm out to destroy marriage?  By... uh... getting married?  If Dobson and Focus on the Family had their way, homosexuals would be second class citizens, outcasts, hospitalized, or even arrested.  Since they apparently are out to destroy marriage and society...

But what makes it worse within the context of organized, dogmatic, religion; they claim these are worldwide truths.  The concept of multiculturalism, different religions, different beliefs, and different ideas simply doesn't exist to them.  The idea of tolerance and embracing these differences doesn't exist to them.  In fact, the exact opposite exists.  Its as if the crusades aren't over, except now its become socially "unacceptable" to kill people in Jesus' name.  At least not as openly.

God bless America huh?  Apparently he forgot to bless Tim Tebow tonight.


Friday, January 13, 2012

When Mitt Romney Came to Town

If you want to see what your Republican nominee will do to the future of our economy, watch the following video on his history with Bain Capital; the jobs he destroyed, the communities he sank, and the people's lives he ruined.

This is the "Capitalism" that Mitt Romney and Republicans equate with Americanism, Democracy, and Patriotism.  Lives ruined in the name of greed and profit.

Who will you vote for in 2012?

The 1%?


The community organizer?

These are 28 minutes of your life you wont regret.  I promise you.  If you disagree after watching this, sorry.


note:  I realize that "Winning our Future" is Newt Gingrich's PAC.  In no way am I saying go vote for Newt as he is just as destructive as Mitt.  HOWEVER, the point of this video and blog post is to show Mitt Romney's stance clearly.  He is the inevitable nominee for president of the Republican party.  And his background as part of the 1% needs to be viewed.  If you object to it coming from Newt, I understand.