Saturday, August 22, 2015

Christian Persecution

To the Christians who are mid whine about the ruination of tradition, biblical marriage and the upcoming Christian persecution leading to either a) the Coliseum days of yore or b) a return to Nazi Germany . . . 


First, you do know how martyrdom comes about or did Sunday School skip the inconvenient parts? A group in the minority and who has limited societal power becomes vilified and then attacked . . . not the group who has predominant representation in government and who has acquired almost all of the national wealth. That is typically the group that does the attacking. Want to guess what group you are in? 

Bill O'rilley says if you're a Christian or a white man in the USA, it's open season on you. Yes, that explains all those recent videos of police shooting unarmed white clergymen. - Bill Maher 

Second, you do realize the Nazi's focused on a different group of people? The group of people who historically haven't done well in weathering Christian fundamentalist wrath? Yeah, that group . . . the one that isn't you. 

Third, you do also understand there is a difference between losing all property, civil rights, being openly terrorized, shipped to death camps and having entire groups of people almost exterminated versus concern that your bridge club might vocalize a disagreement with your assertions? A bit of disparity in outcome and not a good comparison. 

Fourth, have you read the Bible? Any of it? At all? 

Finally, bless your little heart, you do realize you look um . . . I'm going to call it moronic? 

Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion… perhaps around their necks? And maybe — dare I dream it? — maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, perhaps, 43 of them. Consecutively. - Jon Stewart 

An example, if I may. After two very successful funding campaigns for anti-gay merchants, Brian Klawiter, a Michigan mechanic, posted on Facebook:

I am a Christian. My company will be run in a way that reflects that. Dishonesty, thievery, immoral behavior, etc. will not be welcomed at MY place of business. (I would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons. Homosexuality is wrong, period. If you want to argue this fact with me then I will put your vehicle together with all bolts and no nuts and you can see how that works.)

It didn't go well for Brian because (and whiners of the moronic variety, follow me on this. I'm going label with letters so don't get confused . . . ) 

A) There is a difference between refusing to provide services and threatening to kill people who disagree with you . . . like there is a difference in threat of bodily harm or death because of perception of sexual orientation versus threat of being looked at like a moronic bigot because you ARE a moronic bigot. 

B) If your livelihood is connected to a fortune 500 company that has already established a tendency to support civil rights you might want to find an alternative company to align with . . . perhaps Hobby Lobby needs a mechanic . . . before starting an unsuccessful GoFundMe account.

At Cummins, diversity is a core value. We are not affiliated with this business and are notifying them to stop using our logo.

C) If you are illegally performing mechanic type services without being licensed to do so because evidently licensure infringes on your constitutional rights (as was the argument for refusing to become licensed) you might want to consider resolving that detail before focusing an enormous amount of negative attention on your business.

D) When a poorly conceived plan turns into a quagmire and you do not receive a windfall from other "Christ-like" supporters, don't blame the group you initially attacked for the misfortune of your creating because you give the other moronic bigots a bad name.

These people are using every tactic imaginable to absolutely destroy my business.

Dear Dieseltec:

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jeffrey Mapes, and I specialize in bankruptcy law -- helping individuals and corporations when things go wrong. I noticed your post on Facebook where you decided to alienate most of the general public by stating that you will refuse service to openly homosexual people. This is certainly an unorthodox business strategy, and perhaps it will work for you, but I get the feeling you will need a bankruptcy attorney pretty soon and I wanted to offer my services. Like you, I am white, male, Christian, a business owner, and a gun owner. Unlike you, I provide services to everyone regardless of their sexual orientation because it doesn't matter to me -- I hope this won't be a deal breaker for you.

If that upsets you, let me tell you a little bit more about our office to try and persuade you. The first thing you will notice is how friendly and compassionate the office staff is. Despite your inane, incoherent and just plain dumb comments, we know that everyone makes mistakes and we want to help you overcome them. They will also be more than willing to help you with some basic grammar that you seem to struggle with.

Well Dieseltec, I hope I've convinced you that Mapes Law Offices is the right place for you to file your bankruptcy.


Jeffrey D. Mapes

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