Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Weeping Angels

Today's Daily Banter column looks at the collective freak-out the Christian right is having over gay marriage and how evangelicals and the like now want us to believe that they're the persecuted ones.

Here's the opening shot:

"It’s always entertaining to watch the right, particularly the Christian right, whine about victimization. As Steve Benen over at the Maddowblog says today, no one’s raised self-pity to a melodramatic art form the way America’s conservative Christians have, regardless of their particular political or denominational bent. To hear Pat Robertson, or William Donohue of the Catholic League, or Bill O’Reilly, or many, many others tell it, you’d think Christians were still being thrown to lions, maybe along the Capitol Mall, and a date with the cross awaited anybody who dared to slap a Jesus fish on the back of his car. If the Sodom-and-Gomorrah-esque anti-God dystopia Christians complain exists in American society really did exist, Tim Tebow would’ve been burned alive years ago rather than be allowed to become a guy who gets paid an obscene amount of money to be a shitty quarterback."

Read the Rest Here


Matt said...

The absolute ridiculousness of these people considering themselves to be persecuted may have spawned a brain tumor. As a counteracting agent, I offer Louis C.K. talking about how great it is to be a white man.

I also offer the musical stylings of Garfunkel and Oates and their latest ditty titled "The Loophole" AKA "Fuck Me in the Ass Because I Love Jesus." (Official video coming soon!)

tgt said...

I think you missed an important point. The Christians don't see a difference between "losing their rights" and "losing their hegemony, their privilege."

They see their privilege as a right. They're honest when they claim they're worried about their rights, they're just unintentionally, completely misusing the term.