Onward, Christian Fascists By Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers University, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. https://www.truthdig.com/articles/onward-christian-fascists/
The greatest moral failing of the liberal Christian church was its refusal, justified in the name of tolerance and dialogue, to denounce the followers of the Christian right as heretics. By tolerating the intolerant it ceded religious legitimacy to an array of con artists, charlatans and demagogues and their cultish supporters. It stood by as the core Gospel message—concern for the poor and the oppressed—was perverted into a magical world where God and Jesus showered believers with material wealth and power. The white race, especially in the United States, became God’s chosen agent. Imperialism and war became divine instruments for purging the world of infidels and barbarians, evil itself. Capitalism, because God blessed the righteous with wealth and power and condemned the immoral to poverty and suffering, became shorn of its inherent cruelty and exploitation. The iconography and symbols of American nationalism became intertwined with the iconography and symbols of the Christian faith. The mega-pastors, narcissists who rule despotic, cult-like fiefdoms, make millions of dollars by using this heretical belief system to prey on the mounting despair and desperation of their congregations, victims of neoliberalism and deindustrialization. These believers find in Donald Trump a reflection of themselves, a champion of the unfettered greed, cult of masculinity, lust for violence, white supremacy, bigotry, American chauvinism, religious intolerance, anger, racism and conspiracy theories that define the central beliefs of the Christian right. When I wrote “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” I was deadly serious about the term “fascists.”
The evangelical magazine Christianity Today, by stating the obvious about Trump, that he is immoral and should be removed from office, became the latest recipient of the Christian right’s vicious and hypocritical backlash. Nearly 200 evangelical leaders, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Rep. Michele Bachmann, Jerry Falwell Jr. and Ralph Reed, signed a joint letter denouncing the Christianity Today editorial, written by the magazine’s president, Timothy Dalrymple, and outgoing Editor Mark Galli. Evangelical Christians who criticize Trump are as swiftly disappeared from the ranks as Republican politicians who criticize Trump. Trump received 80% of the white evangelical vote in the 2016 presidential election, and in a poll this month 90% of Republicans said they opposed impeachment and ouster of the president. Among Republicans who identify as white evangelical Protestants, that number rises to 99%.
Tens of millions of Americans live hermetically sealed inside the vast media and educational edifice controlled by Christian fascists. In this world, miracles are real, Satan, allied with secular humanists and Muslims, is seeking to destroy America, and Trump is God’s anointed vessel to build the Christian nation and cement into place a government that instills “biblical values.” These “biblical values” include banning abortion, protecting the traditional family, turning the Ten Commandments into secular law, crushing “infidels,” especially Muslims, indoctrinating children in schools with “biblical” teachings and thwarting sexual license, which includes any sexual relationship other than in a marriage between a man and a woman. Trump is routinely compared by evangelical leaders to the biblical king Cyrus, who rebuilt the temple in Jerusalem and restored the Jews to the city.
Trump has filled his own ideological void with Christian fascism. He has elevated members of the Christian right to prominent positions, including Mike Pence to the vice presidency, Mike Pompeo to secretary of state, Betsy DeVos to secretary of education, Ben Carson to secretary of housing and urban development, William Barr to attorney general, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the televangelist Paula White to his Faith and Opportunities Initiative. More importantly, Trump has handed the Christian right veto and appointment power over key positions in government, especially in the federal courts. He has installed 133 district court judges out of 677 total, 50 appeals court judges out of 179 total, and two U.S. Supreme Court justices out of nine. Almost all of these judges were, in effect, selected by the Federalist Society and the Christian right. Many of the extremists who make up the judicial appointees have been rated as unqualified by the American Bar Association, the country’s largest nonpartisan coalition of lawyers. Trump has moved to ban Muslim immigrants and rolled back civil rights legislation. He has made war on reproductive rights by restricting abortion and defunding Planned Parenthood. He has stripped away LGBTQ rights. He has ripped down the firewall between church and state by revoking the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches, which are tax-exempt, from endorsing political candidates. His appointees throughout the government routinely use biblical strictures to justify an array of policy decisions including environmental deregulation, war, tax cuts and the replacement of public schools with charter schools, an action that permits the transfer of federal education funds to private “Christian” schools.
I studied ethics at Harvard Divinity School with James Luther Adams, who had been in Germany in 1935 and 1936. Adams witnessed the rise there of the so-called Christian Church, which was pro-Nazi. He warned us about the disturbing parallels between the German Christian Church and the Christian right. Adolf Hitler was in the eyes of the German Christian Church a volk messiah and an instrument of God—a view similar to the one held today about Trump by many of his white evangelical supporters. Those demonized for Germany’s economic collapse, especially Jews and communists, were agents of Satan. Fascism, Adams told us, always cloaked itself in a nation’s most cherished symbols and rhetoric. Fascism would come to America not in the guise of stiff-armed, marching brownshirts and Nazi swastikas but in mass recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance, the biblical sanctification of the state and the sacralization of American militarism. Adams was the first person I heard label the extremists of the Christian right as fascists. Liberals, he warned, as in Nazi Germany, were blind to the tragic dimension of history and radical evil. They would not react until it was too late.
Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of the Christian fascists. They are what comes next. For decades they have been organizing to take power. They have built infrastructures and organizations, including lobbying groups, schools and universities as well as media platforms, to prepare. They have seeded their cadre into the political system. We on the left, meanwhile, have seen our institutions and organizations destroyed or corrupted by corporate power.
The Christian fascists, as in all totalitarian movements, need a crisis, manufactured or real, in order to seize power. This crisis may be financial. It could be triggered by a catastrophic terrorist attack. Or it could be the result of a societal breakdown from our climate emergency. The Christian fascists are poised to take advantage of the chaos, or perceived chaos. They have their own version of the brownshirts, the for-hire mercenary armies and private contractors amassed by Christian fascists such as Erik Prince, the brother of Betsy DeVos. The Christian fascists have seized control of significant portions of the judiciary and legislative branches of government. FRC Action, the legislative affiliate of the Family Research Council, gives 245 members of Congress a perfect 100% for votes that support the agenda of the Christian right. The Family Research Council, which has called on its followers to pray that God will vanquish the “demonic forces” behind Trump’s impeachment, is identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group because of its campaigns to discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
The ideology of the Christian fascists panders in our decline to the primitive yearnings for the vengeance, new glory and moral renewal that are found among those pushed aside by deindustrialization and austerity. Reason, facts and verifiable truth are impotent weapons against this belief system. The Christian right is a “crisis cult.” Crisis cults arise in most collapsing societies. They promise, through magic, to recover the lost grandeur and power of a mythologized past. This magical thinking banishes doubt, anxiety and feelings of disempowerment. Traditional social hierarchies and rules, including an unapologetic white, male supremacy, will be restored. Rituals and behaviors including an unquestioning submission to authority and acts of violence to cleanse the society of evil will vanquish malevolent forces.
The Christian fascists propagate their magical thinking through a selective literalism in addressing the Bible. They hold up as sacrosanct biblical passages that buttress their ideology and ignore, or grossly misinterpret, the ones that do not. They live in a binary universe. They see themselves as eternal victims, oppressed by dark and sinister groups seeking their annihilation. They alone know the will of God. They alone can fulfill God’s will. They seek total cultural and political domination. The secular, reality-based world, one where Satan, miracles, destiny, angels and magic do not exist, destroyed their lives and communities. That world took away their jobs and their futures. It ripped apart the social bonds that once gave them purpose, dignity and hope. In their despair they often struggled with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. They endured familial breakdown, divorce, evictions, unemployment and domestic and sexual violence. The only thing that saved them was their conversion, the realization that God had a plan for them and would protect them. These believers were pushed by a callous, heartless corporate society and rapacious oligarchy into the arms of charlatans. All who speak to them in the calm, rational language of fact and evidence are hated and ultimately feared, for they seek to force believers back into “the culture of death” that nearly destroyed them.
We can blunt the rise of this Christian fascism only by reintegrating exploited and abused Americans into society, giving them jobs with stable, sustainable incomes, relieving their crushing personal debts, rebuilding their communities and transforming our failed democracy into one in which everyone has agency and a voice. We must impart to them hope, not only for themselves but for their children.
Christian fascism is an emotional life raft for tens of millions. It is impervious to the education, dialogue and discourse the liberal class naively believes can blunt or domesticate the movement. The Christian fascists, by choice, have severed themselves from rational thought. We will not placate or disarm this movement, bent on our destruction, by attempting to claim that we too have Christian “values.” This appeal only strengthens the legitimacy of the Christian fascists and weakens our own. We will transform American society to a socialist system that provides meaning, dignity and hope to all citizens, that cares and nurtures the most vulnerable among us, or we will become the victims of the Christian fascists we created.
Fox News, the Turd Reich Propoganda Channel for their Hitler wanna-be dicktaker, and Putin Puppet, Donald J Trump pundits Sean “Handjob Hannity” Hannity, Tomi “Blonde Bimbo” Lahren, Tucker “Traitor” Carlson, Laura “White Trash Slut” Ingraham, Laura “Psychotic Liar” Ingle, Steven “The Pedophile Defender” Doocy, Jeanine “Hitler Wanna Be” Pirro, Brian “Dumbass” Kilmeade and many other Faux Nitwit Newsless personalities are responsible for promoting hate, bigotry, misogyny and outright lies that have gotten people murdered, attacked, terrorized and even an act of mass murder, but they sure the hell do not give a flying fuck they got blood on their hands and heads.
The constant lies that Handjob Hannity and the rest has spewed from their well used outhouse pieholes? Has caused people to be murdered, people to be attacked and many terroristic threats. Let’s take a look at just some of the results of these scumbag Treasonous Traitors to the United States and their lies and hate has caused shall we?
29 CRIMES COMMITTED BY PSYCHOTIC TRUMPANZEES WHITE SUPREMACIST, MENTAL MIDGET MORONS, INCLUDING MASS MURDER, MURDER, TERRORISTIC ACTS AND OTHER CRIMES.
Aug. 19, 2015: In Boston, after he and his brother beat
a sleeping homeless man of Mexican descent with a metal pole, Steven
Leader, 30, told police “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need
to be deported.” The victim, however, was not in the United States
illegally. The brothers, who are white, ultimately pleaded guilty to several assault-related charges and were each sentenced to at least two years in prison.
Dec. 5, 2015: After Penn State University student
Nicholas Tavella, 19, was charged with “ethnic intimidation” and other
crimes for threatening to “put a bullet” in a young Indian man on
campus, his attorney argued in court that Tavella was just motivated by
“a love of country,” not “hate.” “Donald Trump is running for President
of the United States saying that, ‘We’ve got to check people out more
closely,'” Tavella’s attorney argued in his defense. Tavella, who is
white, ultimately pleaded guilty to ethnic intimidation and was sentenced to up to two years in prison.
SEAN “HANDJOB” HANNITY, RACIST, BIGOT, WHITE SUPREMACIST. SHITSTAIN ON THE UNDERWEAR OF HUMANITY. TREASONOUS TRAITOR. PUTIN PUPPET. HITLER DICK SUCKER. FAKE ASSED CHRISTOFASCIST PIG.
WHAT SEAN HANNITY AND THE OTHER WHITE SUPREMACIST SHITSTAINS ON THE UNDERWEAR OF HUMANITY LIKE HIM DO NOT REALIZE IS? HITLER WOULD HAVE SENT THIS PUNK TO HIS CAMPS TO TAKE A GAS SHOWER. CAUSE THIS TWISTED TROGLODYTE FOR FAUX NITWIT NEWSLESS? SURE THE FUCK DOES NOT FIT HITLERS IDEA OF HIS ARYIAN RACE.
SEAN HANNITY SHOULD FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HIS HERO HITLER, TAKE A GUN SHOVE IT INTO HIS PATHOLOGICAL LYING, WELL USED OUTHOUSE PIEHOLE, PULL THE TRIGGER, AND BLOW HIS TREASONOUS BRAINS OUT.
April 28, 2016: When FBI agents arrested 61-year-old John Martin Roos in White City, Oregon, for threatening federal officials, including then-President Barack Obama,
they found several pipe bombs and guns in his home. In the three months
before his arrest, Roos posted at least 34 messages to Twitter about
Trump, repeatedly threatening African Americans, Muslims, Mexican
immigrants and the “liberal media,” and in court documents, prosecutors
noted that the avowed Trump supporter posted this threatening message to
Facebook a month earlier: “The establishment is trying to steal the
election from Trump. … Obama is already on a kill list … Your [name]
can be there too.” Roos, who is white, has since pleaded guilty to
possessing an unregistered explosive device and posting internet threats
against federal officials. He was sentenced to more than five years in prison.
June 3, 2016: After 54-year-old Henry Slapnik
attacked his African-American neighbors with a knife in Cleveland, he
told police “Donald Trump will fix them because they are scared of
Donald Trump,” according to police reports. Slapnik, who is white,
ultimately pleaded guilty to “ethnic intimidation” and other charges.
It’s unclear what sentence he received.
I’ve heard some dumb ass bleached blondes in my lifetime, but never have I encountered such a mental midget moron, white supremacist, trailer park trash reject, piece of shit than this Trailer Park Trash Reject Psycho Tomi Lahren.
I mean the ameobas, eating the shit from the other ameobas asses, in this psychotic freakshows outhouse Tomi Lahren crawled out from after her mommy shit her out while taking a dump? Has more fucking intelligence than she does.
Aug. 16, 2016: In Olympia, Washington, 32-year-old
Daniel Rowe attacked a white woman and a black man with a knife after
seeing them kiss on a popular street. When police arrived on the scene,
Rowe professed to being “a white supremacist” and said “he planned on
heading down to the next Donald Trump rally and stomping out more of the
Black Lives Matter group,” according to court documents filed in the case. Rowe, who is white, ultimately pleaded guilty to charges of assault and malicious harassment, and he was sentenced to more than four years in prison.
September 2016: After 40-year-old Mark Feigin of Los
Angeles was arrested for posting anti-Muslim and allegedly threatening
statements to a mosque’s Facebook page, his attorney argued in court
that the comments were protected by the First Amendment because Feigin
was “using similar language and expressing similar views” to “campaign
statements from then-candidate Donald Trump.” Noting that his client
“supported Donald Trump,” attorney Caleb Mason added that “Mr. Feigin’s
comments were directed toward a pressing issue of public concern that
was a central theme of the Trump campaign and the 2016 election
generally: the Islamic roots of many international and U.S. terrorist
acts.” Feigin, who is white, ultimately pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of sending harassing communications electronically. He was sentenced to probation.
Oct. 13, 2016: After the FBI arrested three white
Kansas men for plotting to bomb an apartment complex in Garden City,
Kansas, where many Somali immigrants lived, one of the men’s attorneys
insisted to a federal judge that the plot was “self-defensive” because
the three men believed “that if Donald Trump won the election, President
Obama would not recognize the validity of those results, that he would
declare martial law, and that at that point militias all over the
country would have to step in.” Then, after a federal grand jury convicted 47-year-old Patrick Stein and the two other men of conspiracy-related charges, Stein’s attorney argued
for a lighter sentence based on “the backdrop” of Stein’s actions:
Trump had become “the voice of a lost and ignored white, working-class
set of voters” like Stein, and the “climate” at the time could propel
someone like Stein to “go to 11,” attorney Jim Pratt said in court.
Stein and his two accomplices were each sentenced to at least 25 years
Look at this Hitler saluting troglodyte Fascist pig Laura Ingraham. She fucking thinks she is oh so special cause she is white. The trouble is with this bleached blonde bimbo? Hitler would have sent her? To his concentration camp for a gas shower.
Nov. 3, 2016: In Tampa, Florida, David Howard
threatened to burn down the house next to his “simply because” it was
being purchased by a Muslim family, according to the Justice Department.
He later said under oath that while he harbored a years-long dislike
for Muslims, the circumstances around the home sale were “the match that
lit the wick.” He cited Trump’s warnings about immigrants from
majority-Muslim countries. “[With] the fact that the president wants
these six countries vetted, everybody vetted before they come over,
there’s a concern about Muslims,” Howard said. Howard, who is white,
ultimately pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights violation, and the
59-year-old was sentenced to eight months in prison
Nov. 10, 2016: A 23-year-old man from High Springs,
Florida, allegedly assaulted an unsuspecting Hispanic man who was
cleaning a parking lot outside of a local food store. “[H]e was suddenly
struck in the back of the head,” a police report said of the victim.
“[The victim] asked the suspect why he hit him, to which the suspect
replied, ‘This is for Donald Trump.’ The suspect then grabbed [the
victim] by the jacket and proceeded to strike him several more times,”
according to the report. Surveillance video of the incident “completely
corroborated [the victim’s] account of events,” police said. The suspect
was arrested on battery charges, but the case was dropped after the
victim decided not to pursue the matter, police said. Efforts by ABC
News to reach the victim for further explanation were not successful.
Nov. 12, 2016: In Grand Rapids, Michigan, while attacking a cab driver
from East Africa, 23-year-old Jacob Holtzlander shouted racial epithets
and repeatedly yelled the word, “Trump,” according to law enforcement
records. Holtzlander, who is white, ultimately pleaded guilty to a charge of ethnic intimidation, and he was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
an. 25, 2017: At JFK
International Airport in New York, a female Delta employee, wearing a
hijab in accordance with her Muslim faith, was “physically and verbally”
attacked by 57-year-old Robin Rhodes of Worcester, Mass., “for no
apparent reason,” prosecutors said
at the time. When the victim asked Brown what she did to him, he
replied: “You did nothing, but … [Expletive] Islam. [Expletive] ISIS.
Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you.” Rhodes ultimately
pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of “menacing,” and he was
sentenced to probation.
Feb. 19, 2017: After 35-year-old Gerald Wallace called a
mosque in Miami Gardens, Florida, and threatened to “shoot all y’all,”
he told the FBI and police that he made the call because he “got angry”
from a local TV news report about a terrorist act. At a rally in Florida
the day before, Trump falsely claimed that Muslim refugees had just launched a terrorist attack in Sweden.
Wallace’s attorney, Katie Carmon, later tried to convince a federal
judge that the threat to kill worshippers could be “protected speech”
due to the “very distinctly political climate” at the time. “There are
courts considering President Trump’s travel ban … and the president
himself has made some very pointed statements about what he thinks about
people of this descent,” Carmon argued in court.
Wallace, who is African American, ultimately pleaded guilty to
obstructing the free exercise of his victims’ religious beliefs, and he
was sentenced to one year in prison.
Feb. 23, 2017: Kevin Seymour and his partner Kevin
price were riding their bicycles in Key West, Florida, when a man on a
moped, 30-year-old Brandon Davis of North Carolina, hurled anti-gay
slurs at them and “intentionally” ran into Seymour’s bike, shouting,
“You live in Trump country now,” according to police reports and Davis’
attorney. Davis ultimately pleaded guilty to a charge of battery
evidencing prejudice, but in court, he expressed remorse and was sentenced to four years of probation.
May 3, 2017: In South Padre Island, Texas, 35-year-old Alexander Jennes Downing of Waterford, Connecticut, was captured on cellphone video
taunting and aggressively approaching a Muslim family, repeatedly
shouting, “Donald Trump will stop you!” and other Trump-related remarks.
Police arrested downing, of Waterford, Connecticut, for public
intoxication. It’s unclear what came of the charge.
Oct. 22, 2017: A 44-year-old California man threatened
to kill Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for her frequent criticism of
Trump and her promise to “take out” the president. Anthony Scott Lloyd
left a voicemail at the congresswoman’s Washington office, declaring:
“If you continue to make threats towards the president, you’re going to
wind up dead, Maxine. Cause we’ll kill you.” After pleading guilty
to one count of threatening a U.S. official, Lloyd asked the judge for
leniency, saying he suffered from addiction-inducing mental illness and
became “far too immersed in listening to polarizing political
commentators and engaging in heated political debates online.” His
lawyer put it this way to the judge: “Mr. Lloyd was a voracious consumer
of political news online, on television and on radio … [that are]
commonly viewed as ‘right wing,’ unconditionally supportive of President
Trump, and fiercely critical of anyone who opposed President Trump’s
policies.” The judge sentenced Lloyd to six months of house arrest and
three years of probation.
August 2018: After the Boston Globe called on news
outlets around the country to resist what it called “Trump’s assault on
journalism,” the Boston Globe received more than a dozen threatening
phone calls. “You are the enemy of the people,” the alleged caller,
68-year-old Robert Chain of Encino, California, told a Boston Globe
employee on Aug. 22. “As long as you keep attacking the President, the
duly elected President of the United States … I will continue to
threat[en], harass, and annoy the Boston Globe.” A week later,
authorities arrested Chain
on threat-related charges. After a hearing in his case, he told
reporters, “America was saved when Donald J. Trump was elected
president.” Chain has pleaded guilty to seven threat-related charges,
and he is awaiting sentencing.
Oct. 4, 2018: The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida arrested
53-year-old James Patrick of Winter Haven, Florida, for allegedly
threatening “to kill Democratic office holders, members of their
families and members of both local and federal law enforcement
agencies,” according to a police report. In messages posted online,
Patrick detailed a “plan” for his attacks, which he said he would launch
if then-nominee Brett Kavanaugh was not confirmed as a Supreme Court
justice, the police report said. Seeking Patrick’s release from jail
after his arrest, Patrick’s attorney, Terri Stewart, told a judge that
her client’s “rantings” were akin to comments from “a certain
high-ranking official” — Trump. The president had “threatened the North
Korean people — to blow them all up. It was on Twitter,” Stewart said,
according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Patrick has been charged with
making a written threat to kill or injure, and he has pleaded not
guilty. His trial is pending.
Late October 2018: Over the course of a week, Florida
man Cesar Sayoc allegedly mailed at least 15 potential bombs to
prominent critics of Trump and members of the media. Sayoc had been
living in a van plastered with pro-Trump stickers, and he had posted
several pro-Trump messages on social media. Federal prosecutors have
accused him of “domestic terrorism,” and Sayoc has since pleaded guilty
to 65 counts, including use of a weapon of mass destruction. He was sentenced
to 20 years in prison. “We believe the president’s rhetoric contributed
to Mr. Sayoc’s behavior,” Sayoc’s attorney told the judge at
Dec. 4, 2018: Michael Brogan, 51, of Brooklyn, New
York, left a voicemail at an unidentified U.S. Senator’s office in
Washington insisting, “I’m going to put a bullet in ya. … You and your
constant lambasting of President Trump. Oh, reproductive rights,
reproductive rights.” He later told an FBI agent that before leaving the
voicemail he became “very angry” by “an internet video of the Senator,
including the Senator’s criticism of the President of the United States
as well as the Senator’s views on reproductive rights.” “The threats
were made to discourage the Senator from criticizing the President,” the
Justice Department said in a later press release. Brogan has since pleaded guilty to one count of threatening a U.S. official, and he is awaiting sentencing.
Jan. 17, 2019: Stephen Taubert of Syracuse, New York,
was arrested by the U.S. Capitol Police for threatening to kill Rep.
Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and for threatening to “hang” former President
Barack Obama. Taubert used “overtly bigoted, hateful language” in his
threats, according to federal prosecutors. On July 20, 2018, Taubert
called the congresswoman’s Los Angeles office to say he would find her
at public events and kill her and her entire staff. In a letter to the
judge just days before Taubert’s trial began, his defense attorney,
Courtenay McKeon, noted: “During that time period, Congresswoman Waters
was embroiled in a public feud with the Trump administration. … On June
25, 2018, in response to Congresswoman Waters’ public statements,
President Trump tweeted: ‘Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an
extraordinarily low IQ person, has … just called for harm to supporters …
of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for
Max!'” As McKeon insisted to the judge: “This context is relevant to the
case.” A federal jury ultimately convicted
Taubert on three federal charges, including retaliating against a
federal official and making a threat over state lines. He was sentenced
to nearly four years in prison.
Jan. 22, 2019: David Boileau of Holiday, Florida, was arrested
by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly burglarizing an
Iraqi family’s home and “going through” their mailbox, according to a
police report. After officers arrived at the home, Boileau “made several
statements of his dislike for people of Middle Eastern descent,” the
report said. “He also stated if he doesn’t get rid of them, Trump will
handle it.” The police report noted that a day before, Boileau threw
screws at a vehicle outside the family’s house. On that day, Boileau
allegedly told police, “We’ll get rid of them one way or another.”
Boileau, 58, has since pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of
trespassing, and he was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
Feb. 15, 2019: The FBI in Maryland arrested
a Marine veteran and U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant, Christopher Paul
Hasson, who they said was stockpiling weapons and “espoused” racist and
anti-immigrant views for years as he sought to “murder innocent
civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.” In court documents,
prosecutors said the 49-year-old “domestic terrorist” compiled a “hit
list” of prominent Democrats. Two months later, while seeking Hasson’s
release from jail before trial, his public defender, Elizabeth Oyer,
told a federal judge: “This looks like the sort of list that our
commander-in-chief might have compiled while watching Fox News in the
morning. … Is it legitimately frustrating that offensive language and
ideology has now become part of our national vocabulary? Yes, it is very
frustrating. But … it is hard to differentiate it from the random
musings of someone like Donald Trump who uses similar epithets in his
everyday language and tweets.” Hasson faces weapons-related charges and
was being detained as he awaits trial. He has pleaded not guilty.
March 16, 2019: Anthony Comello, 24, of Staten Island,
New York, was taken into custody for allegedly killing Francesco “Franky
Boy” Cali, the reputed head of the infamous Gambino crime family. It
marked the first mob boss murder in New York in 30 years, law
enforcement officials told ABC News the murder may have stemmed from
Comello’s romantic relationship with a Cali family member. Court
documents since filed in state court by Comello’s defense attorney,
Robert Gottlieb, said Comello suffers from mental defect and was a
believer in the “conspiratorial fringe right-wing political group”
QAnon. In addition, Gottlieb wrote:
“Beginning with the election of President Trump in November 2016,
Anthony Comello’s family began to notice changes to his personality. …
Mr. Comello became certain that he was enjoying the protection of
President Trump himself, and that he had the president’s full support.
Mr. Comello grew to believe that several well-known politicians and
celebrities were actually members of the Deep State, and were actively
trying to bring about the destruction of America.” Comello has been
charged with one count of murder and two counts of criminal possession
of a weapon. His trial is pending, and he has pleaded not guilty.
April 5, 2019: The FBI arrested a 55-year-old man
from upstate New York for allegedly threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan
Omar, D-Minn., one of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S.
Congress. She is an outspoken critic of Trump, and Trump has frequently
launched public attacks against her and three other female lawmakers of
color. Two weeks before his arrest, Patrick Carlineo Jr. allegedly
called Omar’s office in Washington labeling the congresswoman a
“terrorist” and declaring: “I’ll put a bullet in her f—-ing skull.”
When an FBI agent then traced the call to Carlineo and interviewed him,
Carlineo “stated that he was a patriot, that he loves the President, and
that he hates radical Muslims in our government,” according to the FBI
agent’s summary of the interview. Federal prosecutors charged Carlineo
with threatening to assault and murder a United States official.
Carlineo is awaiting trial, although his defense attorney and federal
prosecutors are working on what his attorney called another “possible
resolution” of the case.
April 18, 2019: The FBI arrested John Joseph Kless of
Tamarac, Florida, for calling the Washington offices of three prominent
Democrats and threatening to kill each of them. At his home, authorities
found a loaded handgun in a backpack, an AR-15 rifle and hundreds of
rounds of ammunition. In later pleading guilty
to one charge of transmitting threats over state lines, Kless admitted
that in a threatening voicemail targeting Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.,
he stated: “You won’t f—ing tell Americans what to say, and you
definitely don’t tell our president, Donald Trump, what to say.” Tlaib, a
vocal critic of Trump, was scheduled to speak in Florida four days
later. Kless was awaiting sentencing. In a letter to the federal judge,
he said he “made a very big mistake,” never meant to hurt anyone, and
“was way out of line with my language and attitude.”
April 24, 2019: The FBI arrested 30-year-old
Matthew Haviland of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, for allegedly
sending a series of violent and threatening emails to a college
professor in Massachusetts who publicly expressed support for abortion
rights and strongly criticized Trump. In one of 28 emails sent to the
professor on March 10, 2019, Haviland allegedly called the professor
“pure evil” and said “all Democrats must be eradicated,” insisting the
country now has “a president who’s taking our country in a place of more
freedom rather than less.” In another email the same day, Haviland
allegedly wrote the professor: “I will rip every limb from your body and
… I will kill every member of your family.” According to court
documents, Haviland’s longtime friend later told the FBI that “within
the last year, Haviland’s views regarding abortion and politics have
become more extreme … at least in part because of the way the news media
portrays President Trump.” Haviland has been charged with cyberstalking
and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. His trial is pending.
June 5, 2019: The FBI arrested a Utah man for allegedly
calling the U.S. Capitol more than 2,000 times over several months and
threatening to kill Democratic lawmakers, whom he said were “trying to
destroy Trump’s presidency.” “I am going to take up my second amendment
right, and shoot you liberals in the head,” 54-year-old Scott Brian
Haven allegedly stated in one of the calls on Oct. 18, 2018, according
to charging documents. When an FBI agent later interviewed Haven, he
“explained the phone calls were made during periods of frustration with
the way Democrats were treating President Trump,” the charging documents
said. The FBI visit, however, didn’t stop Haven from making more
threats, including: On March 21, 2019, he called an unidentified U.S.
senator’s office to say that if Democrats refer to Trump as Hitler again
he will shoot them, and two days later he called an unidentified
congressman’s office to say he “was going to take [the congressman] out …
because he is trying to remove a duly elected President.” A federal
grand jury has since charged Haven with one count of transmitting a
threat over state lines. Haven pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial.
Aug. 3, 2019: A gunman opened fire
at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people and injuring 24
others. The FBI labeled the massacre an act of “domestic terrorism,” and
police determined that the alleged shooter, 21-year-old Patrick
Crusius, posted a lengthy anti-immigrant diatribe online before the
attack. “We attribute that manifesto directly to him,” according to El
Paso police chief Greg Allen. Describing the coming assault as “a
response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” the screed’s writer said
“the media” would “blame Trump’s rhetoric” for the attack but insisted
his anti-immigrant views “predate Trump” — an apparent acknowledgement
that at least some of his views align with some of Trump’s public
statements. The writer began his online essay by stating that he
generally “support[s]” the previous writings of the man who killed 51
Muslim worshippers in New Zealand earlier this year. In that case, the
shooter in New Zealand said he absolutely did not support Trump as “a
policy maker and leader” — but “[a]s a symbol of renewed white identity
and common purpose? Sure.” Crusius has been charged with capital murder
by the state of Texas.
ChristoFascist Pastor of Hate Scott Lively is a real winner of the hatefest of ChristoTalibans.
If you know about Lively, it probably has a lot to do with his rise
to infamy in 2009, when he traveled to Uganda to rail against the “gay
agenda” and promote the idea that the country should crack down on its
gay population, characterizing the LGBT community as rapists and
pedophiles. He also compared gay men to animals and suggested to Ugandan
lawmakers that gays were responsible for carrying out the Holocaust and
the Rwandan genocide.
“They are so far from normalcy that they’re killers. They’re serial
killers, mass murderers. They’re sociopaths,” he said in one of his
talks, in reference to a category of LGBT people he says are the most
dangerous. “There’s no mercy at all, there’s no nurturing, no caring
about anybody else…This is the kind of person it takes to run a gas
In another: “You can’t stop [them] from molesting children,” he said, “or stop them from having sex with animals.”
His tour through the country, LGBT
advocates say, provoked a panic in Uganda, inspiring headlines like
“HANG THEM; THEY ARE AFTER OUR KIDS” and leading papers to print the
names and images of gay people.
Not long after his visit, Ugandan officials proposed the infamous Anti-Homosexuality Act. Dubbed a “Kill the Gays” bill
in Western media, it included death sentences for some LGBT citizens
for crimes that included gay sex. Under pressure, the officials swapped
the death penalty punishment with one calling for lengthy prison
sentences. Still, in 2014, the country’s constitutional court struck it
down. A newly festering movement is underway to bring it back.
Lively said at the time he didn’t support the Ugandan law as it was
written, and pushed back on suggestions that he supports the death
penalty for gay people. “In my view, homosexuality (indeed all sex
outside of marriage) should be actively discouraged by society — but
only as aggressively as necessary to prevent the mainstreaming of
alternative sexual lifestyles, and with concern for the preservation of
the liberties of those who desire to keep their personal lifestyles
private,” he wrote on his blog in 2009. Instead, he says, he supports “therapy.”
Ugandan activists ultimately took him to court for “crimes against humanity”
U.S District Court judge Michael Ponsor last year dismissed a case
brought by a group called Sexual Minorities Uganda, which alleged
that Lively’s campaign in the African country had played a role in the
persecution of gay Ugandans. Ponsor said at the time the dismissal was
related only to jurisdiction, while adding that he was in agreement with
the pro-LGBT rights group’s charges and condemned Lively’s “crackpot
“Defendant Scott Lively is an American citizen who has aided and
abetted a vicious and frightening campaign of repression against LGBTI
persons in Uganda,” Ponsor said.
Lively told theDaily Beast after the decision that he was “delighted” by the ruling and dismissed the judge’s statements as progressive posturing.
Now he’s suing back
In response, Lively has embarked on a legal battle of his own,
seeking to have Ponsor’s condemnations cut out of his ruling. His
lawyers argue that the judge “improperly littered his order with a
prolonged tirade against Lively, badly distorting his Christian views
and activism.” The case is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals and
oral arguments are scheduled for June 7, reports the Boston Globe.
He has pushed ludicrous theories about gay Nazis
“While we cannot say that homosexuals caused the Holocaust,” he and colleague Kevin Abrams wrote in a thoroughly debunked 1995 book called The Pink Swastika,
“we must not ignore their central role in Nazism. To the myth of the
‘pink triangle’—the notion that all homosexuals in Nazi Germany were
persecuted—we must respond with the reality of the ‘pink swastika.’”
Lively has praised a Russian law passed in 2013 that bans “propaganda for non-traditional sexual relations among minors,” which authorities have used to crack down on pride marches and detain LGBT activists. He believes his advocacy helped inspire the law, which has since been deemed discriminatory by the European Court of Human Rights. “I indirectly assisted in that,” he said, “and it’s one of the proudest achievements of my career.”
He celebrated an explosion in Springfield as an “answer to our prayers”
This is a link to psychopathic ChristoFascist Taliban Pastor of Hate and Death Scott Lively so you can see with your own eyes just what kind of a sociopathic, death and hate spewing piece of shit ChristoCunt Cocksucker for Christ he is.
CHRISTOFASCIST OF HATE SCOTT LIVELY DESERVES TO BE PUT TO DEATH
ChristoFascist pigs like Scott Lively does not deserve to live in the same world with civilized people. Scott Lively also believes, that he has a right to demand the murder, or persecution of lgbts, or others like us atheists, and hide his hateful, death and bigotry rhetoric behind the First Amendment right to free speech and religion.
Well ChristoCunt Cocksucker for Christ Fascist pig Scott Lively deserves to be put to death plain and simple. And I too say this under my First Amendment right to religious beliefs, as again, ChristoFascist pigs like Scott Lively believes we atheists are an actual religion, so that gives us atheists the right to use our religion to shove back into the faces of ChristoFascist pigs like Scott Lively what he spews forth from his well used outhouse piehole of hate and death and bigotry.
In 13 Muslim ran countries it is a death penalty punishment to be an atheist.
In 13 Muslim ran countries it is a death penalty punishment to be an atheist.
In 13 countries around the world, all of them Muslim, people who openly espouse atheism or reject the official state religion of Islam face execution under the law, according to a detailed study issued on Tuesday.
And beyond the Islamic nations, even some of the West’s
apparently most democratic governments at best discriminate against
citizens who have no belief in a god and at worst can jail them for
offences dubbed blasphemy, it said.
The study, The Freethought
Report 2013, was issued by the International Humanist and Ethical Union
(IHEU), a global body uniting atheists, agnostics and other religious
skeptics, to mark United Nations’ Human Rights Day on Tuesday.
report shows that the overwhelming majority of countries fail to
respect the rights of atheists and freethinkers although they have
signed U.N agreements to treat all citizens equally,” said IHEU
President Sonja Eggerickx.
The study covered all 192 member
states in the world body and involved lawyers and human rights experts
looking at statute books, court records and media accounts to establish
the global situation.
A first survey of 60 countries last year
showed just seven where death, often by public beheading, is the
punishment for either blasphemy or apostasy – renouncing belief or
switching to another religion which is also protected under U.N.
But this year’s more comprehensive study showed six
more, bringing the full list to Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives,
Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan,
United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
In others, like India in a recent
case involving a leading critic of religion, humanists say police are
often reluctant or unwilling to investigate murders of atheists carried
out by religious fundamentalists.
the world, the report said, “there are laws that deny atheists’ right
to exist, revoke their citizenship, restrict their right to marry,
obstruct their access to public education, prevent them working for the
Criticism of religious faith or even academic study of
the origins of religions is frequently treated as a crime and can be
equated to the capital offence of blasphemy, it asserted.
It is far past time for ALL Atheists to stand up to these psychopathic, goat fucking, sheep fucking, pedophile pricks who believe they have a right to brutally execute atheists because atheists refuse to believe in their book of bullshit the quran, their pedophile profit Muhammad and be a member of their brutal, psychotic, murdering and butchering religion of death and hate, misogyny, pedophilia, brutality, bigotry, and of course, goat fucking, Islam.
Aren’t you, as an atheist, sick and tired of these goat and sheep fucking, perverted pedophile scumbag shitstains on the underwear of humanity? Aren’t you, as an atheist sick and tired of these generational inbred, pedophile promoting, low-life shits that crawled out of the asshole of an infected camel wife proclaiming how evil we are, how unmoral we are, and how we should be put to death based on their bullshit?
WELL IT IS FAR PAST TIME FOR US ATHEISTS TO FINALLY GROW A FUCKING PAIR OF BALLS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PSYCHOTIC SHIT OF OUR ATHEIST BROTHERS AND SISTERS BEING BRUTALLY MURDERED BY THESE PEDOPHILE FUCKSTAIN CAMEL JOCKEYS. IT IS FAR PAST TIME FOR US ATHEISTS TO START DOING UNTO THESE ABRAHAMIST FUCKTARDS OF HUMANITY EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO UNTO US ATHEISTS.
MANY WIMPY ATHEISTS BELIEVE THAT EDUCATING THESE TROGLODYTES WHO REFUSE TO COME OUT OF THEIR DARK AGES CAVE OF DISGUSTING FANTASIES AND FAIRY TALES IS THE WAY TO GO, WELL WE HAVE TRIED AND TRIED THAT SHIT AND ALL IT HAS GOTTEN US IS PERSECUTED AND BRUTALLY MURDERED BY THESE PSYCHOTIC, RETARDED, GENERATIONAL INBRED, MENTAL MIDGET MORON MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS AND IT IS FAR PAST TIME FOR US ATHEISTS TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. NO MORE OF OUR FELLOW ATHEISTS WILL BE PERSECUTED OR PUT TO BRUTAL DEATHS BY MUZZIE GOAT FUCKERS AND CHRISTOCUNTS OF THIS EARTH.
WE AS ATHEISTS HAVE EVERY DAMN RIGHT TO EXIST AND LIVE. WE AS ATHEISTS HAVE EVERY DAMN RIGHT TO STAND UP FOR OURSELVES AGAINST THESE BRONZE AGE MENTAL MIDGET MORONS WHO SEEK TO MURDER US IN COLD BLOOD BECAUSE OF THEIR PSYCHOTIC, BRUTAL DEATH AND HATE RELIGIONS.
AND? WE ATHEISTS HAVE EVERY FUCKING RIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES, OUR LOVED ONES AND OUR FELLOW ATHEISTS AGAINST THESE SCUMBAG SHITSTAINS OF THE EARTH MUZZIES AND CHRISTOS.
IT IS FAR PAST TIME FOR MUZZIES AND CHRISTOS TOGETHER TO REAP ALL THEIR HATE AND DEATH THEY HAVE SOWN AGAINST US ATHEISTS FOR FAR TOO LONG AND HAVE DONE UNTO THEM AS THEY WANT TO DO AND DO TO US ATHEISTS.
IT IS FAR PAST TIME FOR ATHEISTS TO START PUTTING TO DEATH MUZZIES AND CHRISTOS WHO DEMAND OUR BRUTAL MURDERS BASED ON THEIR PSYCHOTIC RELIGIONS. IT IS FAR PAST TIME FOR ATHEISTS TO PUT A FEW BULLETS INTO THE HEADS OF MUZZIES, OR BEHEAD THEIR STUPID ASSES. IT IS FAR PAST TIME FOR ALL ATHEISTS TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST THESE PSYCHOPATHIC SCUM.
WOULD THIS MAKE US JUST LIKE THEM? NO. WOULD THIS MAKE US WORSE THAN THEM? NO.
THIS WOULD BE US ATHEISTS, SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THESE BRONZE AGE MENTAL MIDGET MORONS WHO SEEK OUR DEATHS AND IT WOULD IN FACT? BE SELF DEFENSE OF OUR LIVES, OUR LOVED ONES AND OUR FELLOW ATHEISTS TO DO SO.
TIME FOR MUSLIM BITCHES TO REAP ALL THEY HAVE SOWN AGAINST US ATHEISTS AND HAVE DONE UNTO THEM AS THEY DO UNTO US ATHEISTS AND SEE JUST HOW THE FUCK THEY LIKE IT.