American Christians Are Special? Really?
According to American Christians, well the ultra-Religious Right fundamentalist variety anyway, American Christians are special and entitled – ditto Christianity. I've culled the following headlines from full-text stories posted on the “Right Wing Watch” website that illustrate this all too clearly.
*Poll Finds ‘Christian Nation’ Notion Catching - Thank the Far Right’s Marketing Effort. (Posted 12 September 2007)
*First Amendment Rights Are For Christians Only! (Posted 13 August 2010)
*The Religious Right’s Exclusive Claim to Religious Freedom. (Posted 16 August 2010)
*Celebrate the 4th with a Christian Nation Bible [by Christian publisher Thomas Nelson Inc.] (Posted 3 July 2012)
*Conservative Group Tells Iowans Gov’t Will Become ‘Corrupted’ if it’s Not Led by Christians. (Posted 29 January 2016)
*Trump’s Dominionist Prayer Warriors Organizing To Build Christian Nation. (Posted 14 March 2017)
*POTUS Shield’s Frank Amedia: ‘We Shall Take This Nation Back For God’. (Posted 16 August 2017)
*AFA [American Family Association]: Religious Tests Are Perfectly Acceptable. (Posted 14 December 2009)
*The Awakening: More Right-Wing Preaching Needed to Save America. (Posted 24 April 2013)
*[Matt] Barber: Hobby Lobby Decision ‘Bodes Very Well’ For Christians Who Want To Discriminate Against Gays. (Posted 7 July 2014)
*David Barton and Andrew Wommack Say That Christians ‘Are Supposed To Be Ruling In This World’. (Posted 6 June 201
*[Jerry] Boykin: Christians Must Go On the Offensive against Islam. (Posted 7 November 2011)
*‘We’re The Government’: Jerry Boykin Says Our Government Was Founded to Be Run by Christians. (Posted 8 September 2015)
*[Herman] Cain: No Religion in Politics Except For “Biblical Principles”. (Posted 4 April 2011)
*Ben Carson: Christians Can Refuse To Do Their Jobs Because ‘This Is A Judeo-Christian Nation’. (Posted 9 September 2015)
*CADC [Christian Anti-Defamation Commission] Fisks Year-Old Obama Speech to Prove Christianity’s Superiority. (Posted 5 February 2010)
*Ted Cruz Vows To ‘Always, Always, Always’ Stand for The Right of Christians to Discriminate Against Gays. (Posted 21 May 2015)
*[Dave] Daubenmire: Not Allowing Christians To Bully Gays Is A Form Of Bullying Against Christians. (Posted 25 October 2013)
*Dave Daubenmire: White, Heterosexual Christians Are The Only Hope For America. (Posted 26 May 2016)
*[Republican South Carolina Senator Jim] DeMint: God Has Put Christians ‘in Charge of this Vineyard we Call America’. (Posted 27 June 2012)
*Leader of Trump Cabinet Bible Study [Ralph Drollinger]: God Only Hears Prayers of ‘Righteous’ Christians. (Posted 11 July 2017)
*Bible Study Leader [Ralph Drollinger] Wants Trump Cabinet Members To Use Their Positions To Spread Christianity. (Posted 7 May 201
*[Bryan] Fischer: All Immigrants Must “Convert To Christianity”. (Posted 8 April 2011)
*[Bryan] Fischer: Public Prayers Should “Be Reserved For Christians and Jews”. (Posted 29 August 2011)
*[Bryan] Fischer: “It’s Not a Problem When a Christian Says That”. (Posted 31 August 2011)
*[Bryan] Fischer Doubles Down, Demands Muslim Immigrants Convert to Christianity. (Posted 16 February 2012)
*[Bryan] Fischer: The Sale of Bacon Proves That America Is A Christian Nation. (Posted 16 September 2014)
*Bryan Fischer Wants To Require All Immigrants to Convert To Christianity. (Posted 22 September 2014)
*[Bryan] Fischer: All Immigrants are Welcome in America Provided They Convert to Christianity. (Posted 29 September 2015)
*Bryan Fischer: ‘We [Christians] are Smarter than the Smartest People in This Country’. (Posted 16 June 2016)
*Bryan Fischer: Jewish People & Other Non-Christians Don’t Have First Amendment Rights. (Posted 2 May 201
*[Louie] Gohmert: God has Ordained Christians to Run the Country. (Posted 19 October 2010)
*Rep. Jody Hice Tells Conservative Christian Pastors That ‘This Is Our Country, It’s Our Turf’. (Posted 6 April 2017)
*E.W. Jackson: Public Schools Should Be Teaching Prayer, The Bible And Christianity. (Posted 20 March 2017)
*[Harry] Jackson: Christians Deserve Tax Cuts and Applause. (Posted 22 October 2010)
*[D. James Kennedy]: “It Is Dominion We Are After. World Conquest … And We Must Never Settle For Anything Less”. (Posted 26 August 2011)
*Steve King Proves That America is a Christian Nation. (Posted 31 May 2013)
*Gordon Klingenschmitt: Christians Must Run For Office So the Church Can ‘Take Over the Government’. (Posted 26 October 2017)
*Dave Kubal: Christians Must Align With Elected Officials to Advance the Kingdom of God Through Government. (Posted 12 March 201
*Pro-Trump Prophet [Hank Kunneman]: God Chose Trump to Establish A ‘Blood Right’ To Allow The Church to Rule America. (Posted 30 January 201
*Joni Lamb: America is a Christian Nation and if You Don’t Like it, ‘You Shouldn’t Live Here’. (Posted 19 November 2012)
*GOP Partner David Lane Calls for Christianity as ‘Official Religion’ of US. (Posted 21 May 2015)
*Sen. James Lankford And Rep. Randy Forbes Want To Protect ‘Corporate Conscience’ So Christians Are Free To Discriminate. (Posted 18 March 2015)
*Scott Lively: ‘Religious Freedom’ Only Applies to Christians, and that’s Why God’s Punishing Us with Gay Rights. (Posted 4 August 2015)
*CPAC: A Christian Nation Needs a Biblical Military [According to GOP congressional candidate Ilario Pantano]. (Posted 10 February 2011)
*[Tony] Perkins Agrees With [Robert] Jeffress That Voters Should Prefer Christian Leaders. (Posted 24 October 2011)
*FRC [Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins] Cites Bogus George Washington Story to Promote Christian Nationalism. (Posted 28 October 2013)
*Tony Perkins: No Religion in Government, Unless It’s My Religion. (Posted 15 January 2015)
*[Janet] Porter Gets Choked Up Talking About How God Is Using Christians to Save America. (Posted 3 May 2011)
*Lila Rose: The Church Must ‘Rise Up’ because ‘This is Our Nation’. (Posted 8 May 2012)
*[Donald] Trump: America Is a Judeo-Christian Nation Because ‘That’s The Way It Is’. (Posted 10 June 2016)
*[Donald] Trump: US Built on Judeo-Christian Values, Things ‘So Different From What Our Country Used to Be’. (Posted 24 August 2016)
*David Whitney: Government Should Be Christian-Only. (Posted 6 July 2016)
*[Tim] Wildmon: ‘Satan Hates America’ Because This Nation Was Created to Spread the Christian Gospel. (Posted 23 July 2015)
*Rick Wiles: ‘You Don’t Have the Right To Worship Lucifer in This Country’. (Posted 10 October 2017)
This is what is known in the trade as trying to justify your bigotry.
*Conservative Columnist George Will: ‘Christian Nation’ Version of History Is Hooey. (Posted 27 November 2006)
*Random Book Blogging: The Declaration of Independence Did Not Establish a Christian Nation. (Posted 8 March 2011)
*Trump Cabinet Bible Study Pastor Ralph Drollinger on the ‘Fallacy of Christian Nationalism’. (Posted 30 January 201
Xtians, like innumerable others from differing religions are 'brainwashed' into believing that they are special and as such deserve special treatment all because their holy book/s tells them so.
Here in Australia we now have Xtians, the P.M. in particular ( a Hillsong Member btw) screaming ever so loudly that they NEED Religious Freedoms and Protection.
I ask, WHAT the FUCK are they on about, Religions have had more FREEDOMS and PROTECTIONS for the last 2,000+ years than anyone/thing I can ever hope to think of.
What do they want, is it the sole RIGHT to knock on the door of ANYONE and gain admittance without refusal, do they want the Sole Right and Power to Coerce every single human being into following their inane, arcane and archaic beliefs?
What PROTECTION/S are they after they haven't already had for 2,000+ years?
Yeah Christians are special.They are extraordinarily presumptuous. They are also woefully ignorant and plagued by tunnel vision. They are also driven to impose their hackneyed views on everyone else, which itself is a kind of hubris. Wasn't pride supposed to be one of the deadly sins? So we better add deep-seated hypocracy to the list. Shall I go on? How much time have we got?
Well, they are undeniably... "special" people - and average on the scale of religious zealotry. Wanna bet there is not a muslim equivalent of the madness above?
Every narcissist asshole loved most by their imaginary friend wants more pay and respect for less work and morals. Greed, Pride, Sloth, Wrath, flaunted on display.