When the president told us that we are now in a struggle against ideological extremism (and no longer fighting a war on terrorism), he sure wasn’t kidding. (See video here in .mov format) So far this week, we’ve ‘struggled against’ uber-extremists Ann Coulter and Pat Robertson. Today, we will look at a pretty ‘interesting’ group forming in South Carolina called Christian Exodus. The struggle continues!
Is the Christian Exodus (“CI”) an extremist group? You decide.
According to their website, CI is “moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon” so-called “Christian principles.” Why? Because they believe that if they concentrate all of their efforts one state at a time rather than nationally– “we will redeem States one at a time.” Strange, I thought Jesus Christ (‘with the power of the Holy Spirit’) was the One who did the redeeming. Apparently, this group believes that they have cornered the market on the “Holy Spirit.”
Quite similar to the Taliban in terms of its desire, the Christian Exodus will try to fuse Church with State by “orchestrating the move of thousands of Christians” to South Carolina so that they may elect “State and local officials who will interpose” the beliefs of the Christian Exodus. To hell with what the other people want … quite literally, it seems.
So what has this group so pissed off? Take a guess. Yup, it’s the damn gays, the damn sodomy, the damn abortion, and of course, the right to bear arms. You see, God apparently loves guns, but hates the gay community. (Personally, I cant stand guns, but I no longer want the government taking them away from us either….heck, we may need them one day if this type of nonsense keeps up!).
Anyway, it’s funny watching how these people will get so ape shit over abortion, yet they never seem to give two shits for the innocent people who die in war as “collateral damage” or those innocent people who get killed via state-sponsored capital punishment.
You see, these people say they are sick and tired of “government endorsed sin.” (Aren’t we all?) But the strange thing is, these same people never seem to have a problem with torture, civilians bombings (unless the victims are white and preferably Christian), AIDS, famine, nor the genocide of non-Christians. How come it always seems like these types of religious fanatics only see the sin when they perceive it to be perpetrated upon them? Is that just a coincidence? Or could it possibly be that these people, apart from being a tad extreme in terms of their desire to transform America into a Christian theocratic empire, are also raging hypocrites?
I only have one suggestion for them though– instead of South Carolina, how about Guam? Yeah I know its not even a state, but heck, it would be kinda cool having them all out on one island. They could have their own little Lord of the Flies. Praise the Lord!