For your morning snark, read and enjoy this blog post in which library-using libertarian (= hypocrite) home schooling mom calls for the mass extermination of homosexuals and the institution of a “biblical society.”


Hat tip PZ

(I posted a comment, but they are moderated and I have a feeling my missive will be missed.)


  1. #1 The Ideophone
    October 22, 2008

    I don’t really see why you would give that kind of people any attention. It’s not worth it.

  2. #2 Robert Jase
    October 22, 2008

    Another example of a real Christian.

    Bigoted, homocidal, self-righteous, ignorant and proud of it.

  3. #3 Mike
    October 22, 2008

    My 2 kids were homeschooled. Before you start revving up the engines, we did it for 100% non-religious reasons. I’m an atheist & my wife was/is undecided. My kids, in their early 20’s, are thinking about it. Good for them.

    The point is that when we were doing this there was a growing contingent of christian homeschoolers in the area and we networked with them early on to get access to some outdoor activities in a larger group. Individually, most are civil, well meaning and in earnest of providing a good education for their kids. At large gatherings, when it’s mostly adults & infants around a table, group-think takes over and they express ideas that secular society would not tolerate. And they know it too. They whisper and make meaningful looks to complete their thoughts because the words are just too awful.

    Where, in ‘mixed’ company there is a damper and at least the possibility to mingle and hear new ideas, on their own, they lose all ability to filter and reason. This cycle of bouncing ideas quietly at first between like minded (narrow minded) friends, then louder and louder until the undampened reinforcement shouts ignorance at full volume. The result is the most bigoted, hateful and asinine ideas being accepted as truth.

    The continued isolation of these groups is a real danger. Homeschool worked well for my kids and does for many but the religious isolation school that many kids are growing up in is scary beyond belief.

  4. #4 David
    October 22, 2008

    @Robert Jase – A “real” Christian? The fruits of the Spirit include things like love, peace, kindness, and gentleness. This is none of the above. Everyone, Christian or not, is worse off when people behave that way.

  5. #5 Michael Svihura
    October 22, 2008

    I went over to that site and the author has disabled comments. It seemed there were some comments about her being “sick” and that she “should die.” Hopefully, we can all be in opposition to hateful speech without being hateful ourselves.

    It’s too bad that comments were disabled, because the author had made a quote from Leviticus. I love Leviticus since it’s a true whack-job book. One of my favorites quotes from that book

    Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.

    So my question would have been, since I’m Canadian, does that mean that you’re going to enslave me and others from my hockey-loving nation? Just wondering…

  6. #6 Andrew
    October 22, 2008

    Michael – it’s possible but on the flip side it means you can get slaves from the US as well, and enslave any US citizens you find living amongst you.

    It is the will of god, afterall, and I’m sure you’d find many on that site who’d support such a god fearing proposition!

  7. #7 Rob
    October 22, 2008

    Her other posts are pretty fundamentalist as well. I personally laughed that she has a couple of blogs posted under the ‘irate rants’ heading, and this wasn’t one of them.
    I feel sorry for her kids, and the people her sons are likely to beat up when they go out into the real world.
    On a lighter note, or for visual learners, check out … the only biblically oriented website necessary

  8. #8 qbar
    October 22, 2008

    The link no longer works, but you can find it in Google cache here:

    It’s an ugly piece of work, but it’s worth reading to remind ourselves of the depth of stupidity and malice out there.

  9. #9 CyberLizard
    October 22, 2008

    @Mike – I hear you loud and clear. As atheistic and skeptical parents we are facing similar challenges while homeschooling our two children.

    It is made even more difficult because the term “homeschooled” on the Science Blogs has been turned into a derogatory phrase purported to be synonymous with right-wing xian nutjob beliefs. Unfortunately, I am beginning to experience where that stereotype comes from and it’s not pretty.

  10. #10 Kevin W. Parker
    October 22, 2008

    Well, if you still want your blood pressure raised, there are other posts on the blog stating that Jehovah’s Witnesses aren’t real Christians because they use the wrong translation of the Bible, another where she says all birth control is a form of abortion, and – best of all – she has four kids and just got pregnant with her fifth.

  11. #11 Robert Jase
    October 22, 2008

    David, haven’t we jousted over at Skeptics Annotated Bible about what “real” Christians are? Tour writting style seems familiar.

    Michael S., yes, you can have US citizens as slaves. Any chance you might be interested in a used MILF?