The Religious Right Is Insane

'Insanity: At least it's better to be someone who cannot think clearly than one who clearly cannot think.' / Motifake.ComThe Religious Right, aka the Christian Right, in the US has gone insane. Just insane. I’m not making it up; while I know it sounds like an extreme claim, it’s more than warranted. Here are some of the reasons I say it — and believe me, this list is far from exhaustive:

  1. Congressman Says Male Fetuses Play With Themselves
  2. Christian Leaders Call for Revolt Against U.S. Government
  3. African Americans were better off as slaves
  4. Gun Ownership is Next to Godliness in Kentucky
  5. … and in Louisiana, too!
  6. Doctors Declaring People Brain-Dead is Nazism
  7. Military Chaplain Says Rape Is “God’s Will” …
  8. … and So Does an Oklahoma Legislator …
  9. … and a US Senate Candidate Does, Too
  10. State of Alabama Says God Made Coal, EPA Can’t Tell Them Not to Burn It All
  11. GOP Candidate Says Poor Thieves Need to Be Enslaved
  12. Persecuted Christians Need to Arm Themselves and March to War
  13. Muslims Can’t Be Allowed Into the Presidency
  14. The Lost Tribes of Israel Are Now the United States
  15. Obama is Financing a Global War to Wipe Out Christianity
  16. Pastor Orders Non-Christians to “Get Out” of the U.S.
  17. Aurora Shooting Caused by “Attacks on Judeo-Christian Beliefs” …
  18. … and Sikh Temple Shooting Caused By “God-Hating Atheists”
  19. “God’s Law” Forbids Gay Talk on PA Legislative Floor
  20. Religious Rightists Claim Two Wrongs Make a Right
  21. Christianists in North Carolina Want to Establish a State Religion There
  22. Gingrich Says “Secular Atheists” Are All “Radical Islamists”
  23. Christians Stage Fake Kidnappings of Kids to “Teach” Persecution
  24. Americans’ Religious Differences Would Vanish If Everyone Converted to Catholicism [*]
  25. Obama is Waging a “War on Religion”
  26. … and He Allowed Muslim Brotherhood to Take Over Government …
  27. … and the M.B. is Working with the FBI to Impose Shari’a Law on the U.S.
  28. Atheists Must Leave the Country, & Satanists & Witches Must Leave the Military
  29. Rick Santorum Says Medieval Crusades Were “Not Aggression”
  30. Sarah Palin Says Paul Revere Was an N.R.A. Propagandist
  31. Freedom of Religion Applies to All Religions — Except Islam
  32. … Which Explains Their Neocrusade Against Islam in the U.S. …
  33. … and the Reason They Mistake a Church for a Mosque
  34. Congressman Says Women Can’t Be Impregnated During Rape …
  35. … and Another One Agrees with Him
  36. Obama Is Keeping Americans Away From Jesus
  37. … and He’s Bringing on the Apocalypse, Too!
  38. The Neocrusade Has the Religious Right Turning on Each Other
  39. Pastor Wants Gays Penned In So Gayness Will Die Out …
  40. … and His Congregants Aren’t Taking Any Crap About It!
  41. GOP Senate Candidate Questions Separation of Church and State
  42. … and So Does Another One …
  43. … and So Does a Presidential Candidate …
  44. … who Previously Declared that Satan was Taking Over the U.S.
  45. R.C. Bishop Didn’t Know Child Abuse Was Wrong [*]
  46. Jefferson & the Enlightenment Will Not Be Taught In Texas Schools
  47. Healthcare Reform is the Spirit of Herod?
  48. Founding Fathers Dismissed Evolution … Decades Before It Existed!
  49. God Exists, Because Otherwise, Tides Aren’t Explainable
  50. Christmas Is Christianity’s “Most Sacred” Holiday
  51. Christians Leave Churches Whose Pastors Aren’t Conservative or Militant Enough
  52. Oklahoman Religiofasists Fend Off A Mirage
  53. A Pastor Wants Obama to Die
  54. … and So Does Another Pastor
  55. Praying for the President & Psalm 109
  56. … and for 219 Congressmen Also
  57. School Official Wants All Gays to Kill Themselves
  58. Glenn Beck Says Christianity is Opposed to “Social Justice”
  59. … and Beck Says Jesus Was Never Wronged
  60. Atheist Billboard Leads to Death Threats
  61. … and They Lie About Those Billboards Anyway
  62. AFA: “U.S. Military Run By Gays & Muslims”
  63. Adultery Is Godly, ‘Cause King David Did It
  64. … and Anyway, It’s the Fault of the Evil Lefties!
  65. Robertson Says Haiti is “Cursed” and “Made a Bargain with the Devil”
  66. … And Other Religious Rightists Say He’s Correct!
  67. Church Burns Books for Jesus
  68. Obama is the Antichrist, the Bible Says So!
  69. … and It Also Says Fingerprints Are the Mark of the Beast!
  70. The Right Lies About the Hate Crimes Bill
  71. … and They Lie About Christmas, Too
  72. The Bible is Too Liberal, Needs to be Conservative
  73. Godlessness is the Real Problem in America
  74. Theocrat Billboards in Florida
  75. Former Fundamentalist Reveals the Truth About Fundamentalists
  76. Putting God in the Zoo
  77. Abortions Cause “Handicaps”
  78. Religiofascists Take Over Oklahoma
  79. Hannity Has Never Heard of Religious Advertising
  80. Many Assorted “Lying Liars for Jesus”

These people are thoroughly and incontrovertibly insane. There is no other word for it, and nothing can be done about it, short of somehow forcing them all to grow up overnight. (I know, good luck with that!)

Enough is enough. As I blogged earlier today, we can no longer afford to listen to these people any longer. They don’t deserve our support, our worship, our votes, or — most of all — our donations.

[*] I’m aware that the Religious Right is mostly made up of Protestant evangelicals and fundamentalists, not Catholics … but over the last few years, US bishops and many Catholic groups have pretty much become puppets of the R.R., in spite of this. That’s another aspect of this insanity — Catholics and Protestants, who are traditional ecclesiastical foes, are together advancing the cause of R.R. craziness.