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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:32 PM

Religious Right Joins The NRA In Gun Control Battle

Source: Salon.com

Religious-right extremists who have spent most of their energy in recent years vilifying LGBT people or fighting the nation’s culture wars on other fronts have found a new demon to slay: gun control.

It might seem odd that those who profess allegiance to the teachings of Jesus Christ would be so vociferous about making sure that Americans have continued, unfettered access to assault rifles. But in the wake of the massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut, which ignited the most heated debate about gun control in this country in a decade, some of the religious right’s most rabid voices are joining the fight.

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Earlier this week, the White House released the president’s aggressive plan to address gun control. According to The New York Times, the “multifaceted effort” includes 23 proposed executive orders, some of which address controlling access to guns, and a full-court press on Congress to pass comprehensive gun reform legislation.

Leave it to Fischer, though, who has claimed that Adolf Hilter’s Nazi Party relied on gay men because of their innate brutality, to turn the debate straight on its face. Not only has he banned the use of the words “assault rifles” on his Focal Point radio show in favor of “sporting rifles” – and threatened to fine any member of his staff who uses the wrong term – he has defined the debate on gun control as a thinly veiled plot to target Christians.





Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/religious_right_joins_the_nra_in_gun_control_battle/

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Reply Religious Right Joins The NRA In Gun Control Battle (Original post)
cer7711 Jan 2013 OP
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #1
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #2
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #11
panzerfaust Jan 2013 #15
Grins Jan 2013 #21
paleotn Jan 2013 #32
atreides1 Jan 2013 #3
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #4
Dawson Leery Jan 2013 #5
Aviation Pro Jan 2013 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2013 #8
reverend_tim Jan 2013 #12
valerief Jan 2013 #7
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #9
formercia Jan 2013 #10
mzmolly Jan 2013 #13
central scrutinizer Jan 2013 #14
NICO9000 Jan 2013 #18
Electric Monk Jan 2013 #16
Progressive dog Jan 2013 #17
indepat Jan 2013 #19
ladjf Jan 2013 #20
Kip Humphrey Jan 2013 #22
LiberalLovinLug Jan 2013 #23
AsahinaKimi Jan 2013 #24
blkmusclmachine Jan 2013 #25
bowens43 Jan 2013 #26
Blue4Texas Jan 2013 #27
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #28
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #29
DinahMoeHum Jan 2013 #30
Tom Ripley Jan 2013 #31
Thinkingabout Jan 2013 #33
fascisthunter Jan 2013 #34

Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:35 PM

1. I AM SHOCKED!!!

Actually, not really.
It was only a matter of time.
You know ALL these knuckle draggers all go to the same churches.

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:36 PM

2. God and Guns

You should see Jon Stewart's monologue from last night with regards to God, Guns and the Inauguration.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:52 PM

11. Guns

and Moses.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:00 PM

15. "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth ...

 

... I came not to send peace, but a sword.

For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me."

Mat 10:34-37



Christian family values, from the mouth of God Hisownself.

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Response to panzerfaust (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:13 PM

21. So much for the "Honor thy father and mother" thing. (N/M)

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Response to Grins (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:36 PM

32. And if you don't....

....you get stoned to death. Or shot with dad's trusty bushmaster. Deuteronomy 22: 13-21

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:36 PM

3. Let me understand this

Fischer has banned words and will fine anyone on his staff who says the wrong thing? I guess he sees Hitler every morning when he looks into a mirror!!!

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:36 PM

4. Of course they did.

Jesus was an NRA member, don't cha know?

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:40 PM

5. Lincoln's error.

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:41 PM

6. 'cause if Jesus....

...was armed with an M60 MG he would have mowed down those fucking Romans who crucified him.

Fuck yeah, Jesus. Woo hoo.

?w=374&h=317

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Response to Aviation Pro (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:46 PM

8. Is that Jesus against the black helicopters or on their side? Right Wing Authoritarian Jesus?

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Response to Aviation Pro (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:53 PM

12. OMG I snagged that pic

It is poop your pants funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:44 PM

7. About as surprising as rain. nt

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:48 PM

9. They deserve each other.

Nothing wrong with two wackos living happily in la-la land.

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:50 PM

10. I guess they think that killing people is Sport

They don't call it an Assault Rifle for nothing.

Sporting Rifle, my ass...

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:54 PM

13. So much for their version of "faith".

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:58 PM

14. Most of the members of these pro-gun rallies are white men in camo

what if there were hundreds of black men in hoodies demanding no restrictions on assault rifles?
what if there were hundreds of men in turbans carrying Korans demanding no restrictions on assault rifles?

They would be banned the next day.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:40 PM

18. Ding-ding-ding! We have a winner!

Great points! Love yr FZ-inspired moniker too!

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:01 PM

16. There is a huge commonality of belief, which is that Faith will prevail so disregard the facts

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:28 PM

17. What would Jesus carry?

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:40 PM

19. How long will it take to have the religious right officially designated a domestic right-wing

extremist hate group?

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:41 PM

20. Naturally. nt

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:00 PM

22. Nothing says Jesus like a warm AK-47!

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:48 PM

23. Looking for a good picture, I found this post on L Magazine

http://www.thelmagazine.com/TheMeasure/archives/2009/09/28/republican-hopeful-raffles-ak-47-at-campaign-rally-jesus-saddened



excerpt:

And then Angry Jesus came down from the cerulean Heavens and grew to a great and awful height before the cowering Christians and He said, in an enormous, terrible voice as large as the vaulted universe, "Thou hast corrupted My teachings; thou art makers of war and destroyers of peace; thou hast twisted My words and the words of Our Lord, My father, and thou shalt be punished..." And lo they trembled before his wrath, and he turned them gay and made them move to the coasts, where they discovered the pleasures of decent coffee and a night without television, and yea they were happy again, and put down their weapons, and truly began to do His work.

Just kidding.

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:56 PM

24. Oh here's

"a marriage made in heaven".

When will they start making artistic religious riffle stocks... (or the Monty Python Holy Hand grenade.) ?? Jerkwads.

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:47 PM

25. The same loons who GWB had put Bible passages on rifle sights for his OIL war ???

(Operation Iraqi Liberation).

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:51 PM

26. makes sense

the christian god is one violent dude.....

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:54 PM

27. Though shalt kill not gun control

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:35 PM

28. Religious right nuts and gun humpers have one thing in common:

STUPIDITY.

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:52 PM

29. WWJS?

Who Would Jesus Shoot?

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:56 PM

30. The Circle Jerks: Killing For Jesus

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:00 PM

31. Didn't Jesus commit suicide by centurion?

I don't see much armed self-defense philosophy there

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:15 PM

33. Oh, the religious Right, believers in forced births, Anti-abortion, Pro-Life, but they believe

in killing those already born. Now this does not add up, they are going to fight to keep weapons of war on our streets, killing innocent children and adults in schools, theaters, malls, and churches. What warped minds, this is crazy, but the same bunch supports lots of the churches so the ministers of those churches will be failing in their call if they do not tell their congregations guns brings violence and this is not WWJD. Don't preach about abortions unless they are willing to also preach against violence and guns is behind this.

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:16 PM

34. the right wing are a bunch of neo-nazis

and yes, they are ideologically aligned to fascism.

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