Monday, October 08, 2012

Death Penalty for Rebellious Children?

Yes, that is the Biblically-approved punishment for your sassy offspring. It's right there in Deuteronomy 21:18-21. So who (other than a legion of frustrated parents of teenagers--you know who you are...) wants to impose this Draconian punishment?

None other than Arkansas politician Charlie Fuqua (R-Insane), according to this article in The Huffington Post.

So, do you still think that the religious bent of the Republican Party is somehow quaint or basically harmless or cloyingly cute? In the deathless words of Samuel Jackson, "Wake the fuck up!" These people are serious about establishing Biblical Law on the rest of us. And it doesn't help that a new survey shows that Protestants are in the minority in this country, and the percentage of people with no religious affiliation is the highest it's ever been, 20%.

It doesn't help because the batshit crazy religio-zealots, when they are not weeping and wailing and gnashing their teeth over Obama being a Communist Muslim and rudely inserting the long finger of the state into women's vaginas, are hell bent on imposing their Dominionism on everyone else, and as they see their numerical edge decline, their batshit craziness increases. After all the vast majority of people with no religious affiliation vote Democratic, and they can't stand for that shit.

May you live in interesting times...