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Hal Lindsey on Katrina

Well you knew that Hal Lindsey couldn’t stop himself from jumping in to join the wingnuts’ parade of stupidity on the hurricane. And you knew that the Worldnutdaily would be the ones to publish it. Here he is, in all his glory: But I believe there is another essential point being missed. Since America has…

Jewish Wingnuts Weigh in on Katrina Too

Not content to allow the raving moonbats of Christianity to have all the attention, a group of Jewish moonbats have decided to throw their tinfoil hats into the ring and make their case. Their argument? The hurricane was sent by God as punishment for our support of the Israeli pullout from Gaza. And who’s reporting…

Natural Disasters and the “End Times”

The Worldnutdaily has this piece by Greg Laurie giving the usual “the end is near” screed that we hear after every major disaster. Laurie is a regular WND contributor and is the pastor of one of the largest churches in America, Harvest Christian Fellowship. So naturally, he can be relied upon to pass along a…

More Wingnuts in Katrina’s Aftermath

Disasters do bring the whackos out of the woodwork. I’ve already cited a few of them, but how about these guys? I can’t get my head wrapped around this kind of reasoning. Here’s the first one: Chuck Kelley is president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, with facilities located near the southern banks of Lake…

Katrina and the Wingnuts

I’m still not ready to return to full time posting, since I’m still buried in boxes to unpack and beginning the smoking of ribs for tomorrow, but I wanted to note a few posts about the response of certain nutballs to the hurricane and aftermath that people have sent me. I’m sure by now we’ve…

Pat Robertson’s Latest Insanity

Much has been written about Pat Robertson’s latest bit of insanity, suggesting on the 700 Club that we should assassinate the president of Venezuela. The only thing I have to add is this: if this were a Muslim cleric rather than a Christian one advocating the murder of a head of state, he might well…

Bork and Jesus?

Jason Kuznicki spotted this at Farkleberries and it’s hilarious. This woman named Veronica Lueken, who claims to be in regular contact with Jesus and his mother, has interspersed quotes from the two of them along with quotes from and pictures of Robert Bork about the evils of homosexuality. It includes this juicy “quote” from the…

Roy Moore for Governor?

Fans of political absurdity, rejoice! Defrocked judge Roy Moore may be running for governor of the great state of Alabama. And that may cause quite a national stir: Moore, a Republican who enjoys widespread support in his home state, is poised to run against a vulnerable Republican governor. If he wins, some party strategists speculate,…

Theocracy Anyone?

Via our pals at StopTheACLU.org, I came across this ridiculous brief from the National Legal Foundation in the McCreary Ten Commandments case. The NLF says it is an organization “dedicated to the defense of First Amendment liberties and to the restoration of the moral and religious foundation on which America was built.” And in this…

This story of the Baptist minister in North Carolina throwing out any church member who didn’t vote for Bush last year just keeps getting funnier and funnier. The pastor says it was all a misunderstanding, but given the audio of his sermons that have come out, that’s an obvious lie. This statement, for instance: “The…