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The snakes are probably a confirming sign

Sorry, California. After the plague of migratory, mammal-eating pythons, we now have independent testimony that God doesn’t like you.

God is disgusted with California legislators – at least some of them, according to an evangelical chaplain who ruffled feathers this week in the same Capitol where he leads Bible studies for lawmakers.

No, I don’t accept his personal claims about the desires of the Great Cosmic Poobah, but the evidence from the situation that 1) this bozo gets paid $120,000/year to evangelize to politicians, and 2) weepy-eyed politicians are stumbling all over themselves to reassure the electorate that God does too like them. You lose whether this god exists or not.

Comments

  1. #1 Glen Davidson
    February 27, 2008

    Nah, that was me. I sent them, I don’t like Californians.

    I told you I’d get you, didn’t I?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    And Ha!

    Glen D
    http://tinyurl.com/2kxyc7

  2. #2 Brian
    February 27, 2008

    My Darwin, the comments are intriguing. Plenty of folks slavering for the tribulation and the ETERNAL DAMNATION OF ALL YOU SINENRS WHO REJECT THE GOD OF LOVE LOVE LOVE, I TELL YOU LOVE. Oops.

  3. #3 CalGeorge
    February 27, 2008

    120K a year.

    To lie to people.

    FUCK!

    Here he is on video:

    http://www.dts.edu/media/play/?MediaItemID=a2122df1-640d-46ad-9412-d6f4a30b8c7a

  4. #4 Janine
    February 27, 2008

    Just more fun and games when some people follow through the implications of living in an one god universe. Consider this the reason why I laugh at those who try to be ecumenical, they are not taking their own faiths seriously. And why the Abrahamic religions will always be at each other throats. In the end, there can be only one. How Highlander.

  5. #5 CalGeorge
    February 27, 2008

    He feels he has a biblical mandate to evangelize political types to get them to vote “biblically”.

    He calls it “churning out the fruit.”

    This guy is a fucking menace to society.

  6. #6 abu el banat
    February 27, 2008

    Nobody knows my name….

    Abu el banat….father of many daughters.

    Four to be exact,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02uMEQyMiy0

  7. #7 CalGeorge
    February 27, 2008

    Listening to the video:

    Once they get 30 capitols, they’re going to “make a move on D.C.” and then go international.

    “I’ve had a legislator in California who’s been part of my staff ministry … and he won election in Fresno … and two years ago became the minority leader of the Assembly, which meant that he had a lot of power, one of the most five [five most] powerful people in the State.”

  8. #8 Dan
    February 27, 2008

    Schwarzenegger actually kicked him out of his wing of the Capitol a few years ago for that anti-Catholic rant.

    As someone around the Capitol, I always look forward (in a perverse way, I guess) to reading his topics for his Wednesday speeches. Both major Rep leaders are regular attendees.

  9. #9 True Bob
    February 27, 2008

    So he has about a half dozen CA state legislators to influence. $20K per. shitfuckdamn

  10. #10 Doug
    February 27, 2008

    Now I know why churches are tax-exempt, it’s a tax break for hiring retards. Is there any other profession in the world where you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars without an education, no job skills and be considered completely qualified at the age of six like these kids?

    http://www.thoughttheater.com/2008/02/bbc_baby_bible_bashers_a_look_at_child_evangelists.php

  11. #11 Leon
    February 27, 2008

    It’s sad to see this going on here in my own state–California, of all places. It’s all happening five blocks from where I work, too…

  12. #12 Brownian, OM
    February 27, 2008

    Drollinger, in his Capitol Bible session last week, indicated that he is prepared to suffer for proclaiming what he views as God’s truth.

    Excellent! So he wishes to be a martyr, does he? I wonder how he’d prefer to go: via old-school crucifixion like the martyrs of old, or a slow death through starvation and disease, like the thousands of kids in third world countries his salary could save.

    Who wants to bet his version of ‘suffering’ doesn’t include giving up his cushy job and outrageous salary?

  13. #13 Bob L
    February 27, 2008

    Fresno and minority leader. Sounds like he is pandering to the hard right freakfest of the Republican party. Is he getting state funds to do this crap?

  14. #14 Holbach
    February 27, 2008

    Deranged drooling Drollinger; he looks like a freaking
    insane evangelist with that shit visage. I would like to
    read that one of those Burmese pythons grabbed him and was
    squeezing the crap out of him and he is yelling for his
    god to save him. That wonderful intelligent designed
    constrictor then slowly swallows the retard and there is
    one less insane fanatic. Where the hell was his god? The
    python should not be faulted for ignoring a strength
    that failed to materialized.

  15. #15 Sastra
    February 27, 2008

    “The fellowship group makes everyone feel okay, no matter what spiritual direction they are coming from.”

    As long as they are coming from a “spiritual” direction, of course, and believe in God or a transcendent Higher Power/ Consciousness. Which leaves out … probably most of the readers of this particular blog, who are apparently not “okay,” even in the Everyone Welcome Ecumenical Group. And we notice that.

    When conservative Christians knock against the “God loves everyone without distinction” meme they help to promote a secular culture. You can’t make everyone happy (but the atheists) when you promote One Nation Under God. You get arguments about God, and what sorts of people are included in His Nation.

    So best to find a solution which leaves out the whole All Faiths United in Citizenship idea, keep the moral and political issues on common earthy ground — and oh, looks like now the atheists are included, too. Huh. Oh well.

    “People coming together united by a common faith in God, however you understand God” is only warm and fuzzy and inclusive if you believe in God. Frankly, I like to see them at each other’s throats now and then — or else they’re too likely to be brought together by the happy-clappy ecumenical game called “Let’s Go After The Atheists.”

  16. #16 inkadu
    February 27, 2008

    Richard Ellis:

    He’s just a prawn of the Dark Clan Clam.

    Fixed.

  17. #17 inkadu
    February 27, 2008

    I notice a lot of comments in the articleare, “He’s just saying what’s in the bible.” I can’t say as I can argue with them. But all religious moderates can do is wring their hands and say, “Oh my!” because they can’t speak against the bible.

  18. #18 Dan
    February 27, 2008

    I don’t think there will ever be a day where religion doesn’t disgust me in one way or another.

  19. #19 David Marjanovi?, OM
    February 27, 2008

    Stop picking at the crazy people and eventually they will go away.

    We tried. For decades. They didn’t.

    Plan B: Laugh at them. Loudly. In public.

    claiming that I was the one “dividing” Christian community in the Capitol. The fact is that they were the dividers.

    “Mum! He’s quarrelling!!!”

    – Regular complaint by my sister about one of her brothers.

    Isn’t this a blatant trampling of the separation of church and state?

    Sure. But, hey, it’s America.

  20. #20 MikeM
    February 27, 2008

    Brownian, it didn’t take long for your comment to be removed.

    Which is sad, because it was fucking hilarious.

  21. #21 Vitis01
    February 27, 2008

    That Capitol Ministries Blog is ripe for a treatment. When will The Be-Tentacled One give us the order to swarm??

  22. #22 Ray M
    February 27, 2008

    Now, I’m just an engineer, but I think I’m reasonably proficient at maths nonetheless. In the “Valentine’s Day list of things to hate”, he says:

    There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him

    OK – six, seven, whatever – but then our gifted one goes on to list NINE things that god hates.

    I guess the ability to count accurately past five is not a requirement for entry into heaven… no wonder we’re all doomed.

  23. #23 aporeticus
    February 27, 2008

    Sounds like the FFRF needs to sue somebody.

  24. #24 Sam
    February 28, 2008

    MikeM: Thanks to the power of the intertubes (as actual bibles burn my fingers), I unloaded some pithy Jeebus at ‘em.