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Gag me with an image of Rush Limbaugh masturbating

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I do not have time to waste on Rush Limbaugh and his disgusting and blatant misogyny, but I’m making the time to sign every petition that comes my way today related to this situation (six so far). His remarks are hate speech, pure and simple, and I will accept no argument to the contrary.

I have many fond childhood memories of watching this man’s program every afternoon with my mom. My friends and I all grew up dancing to his intro music. He was a part of our daily lives. My dad still loves this guy. When I posted a link to an article reacting to his comments on my Facebook page today, an older woman from my parent’s church who I personally like and respect actually spoke out in Limbaugh’s defense.

I’m just going to put this out there, because I think conservative Christians deserve to know the truth. You want to think that there is some sort of disconnect between your faith and your politics, but that isn’t true. If you aren’t actively working to distance yourself from people like Rush Limbaugh in the public sphere, it impacts how the world views not just you or your political party, but your religion and your God.

I was raised a Southern Baptist and was originally committed to raising my children in the faith. I loved Jesus with every fiber of my being, but when I became a food stamp recipient I became the butt of every joke I heard at church. When I had an unintended pregnancy, your attacks against young mothers became personal. I have an IUD that was paid for with taxpayer dollars. When you side with Rush Limbaugh in calling women like me sluts (on a side note, how brilliant is that, mocking me by accusing me of…loving…sex? Um, yes. I love sex. It’s brilliant. If you don’t/your wife doesn’t…you aren’t doing it right!), and calling for us to turn our beautiful, passionate, private, consensual, completely respectable sex lives into pornography for Limbaugh and his friends to mock and defile…well. I’m not so fervent any more. In fact, you couldn’t pay me enough to coerce me into taking my children to church now. I don’t want them to be spit on, crushed, hated and rejected the way I have been.

Your Scriptures say that I will be able to pick you out of the crowd, because you will be the loving ones, the ones who go the extra mile, the ones who give your last cent to the poor and trust God to provide for your needs.

So riddle me this, conservatives: since you continually spew hatred, vilify the poor and are wholehearted supporters of Darwinian capitalism…is the Bible and the process of sanctification all mythology, or are you wolves dressed in sheepskins who will burn in hell for eternity for the way you are blaspheming your Creator?

It’s one or the other, guys. You can’t cut it both ways. If you call yourself a follower of Christ, either God’s love transforms you, or you’re the worst kind of imposter.

I don’t claim to have all the answers, but I do know this much for sure:

This. Isn’t. Love.

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Written by GRSeim

March 3, 2012 at 12:04 am

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  1. It isn’t so much that all Christians are tools as it is that so many of them get it wrong. I was in a jewelry store yesterday (I know…) and I saw platinum crosses studded with jewels. They must make these so that we can more easily identify the people who really don’t get it. Most religions have admirable values and a truly good-hearted view of humanity, but religious people gloss right over all of that to get straight to the judgement.
    I embarrassingly agree with Rush on Obamacare. Beyond that…

    Hontz

    March 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    • I was raised in the self-termed “Marine corps” of Christianity and consequentially have a very thorough but narrow view of the Bible. I understand on a theoretical level that there are plenty of believers out there who believe good, wholesome things…but I have never encountered those people in real life and I can’t imagine where they find these kinder, gentler messages in the very same Bible I studied in depth through my childhood and adolescence. I can’t in good conscience call this alternative interpretation of the Bible wrong, but I can’t identify the loving themes in the Bible myself.

      MWS

      March 16, 2012 at 11:23 pm


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