Monday, January 26, 2015

Bobby Jindal's prayer rally organizer: Gays encompass 'unvarnished energy of Satan'

Leave it to the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer to put an exclamation point on LA Gov. Bobby Jindal's transparent "prayer rally" held last weekend.

Why even bother to give reasons as to why Jindal was totally in wrong for holding this rally or allowing Fischer's organization, the  anti-gay hate group American Family Association, to play a lead role by footing the bill.

Why indeed, when you can let Fischer make the point for you:

'Politician wants to jail clerks for marrying same-sex couples' & other Monday midday news briefs

Politician Wants Arrests After Gays Marry - This is officially the deep end. After predicting that lgbt equality would lead to evangelicals to be arrested, an evangelical politician seem to be pressing for the same thing to happen to clerks who marry same-sex couples. 

Ben Carson Uses Poison Cake Example to Explain Why It's Okay to Discriminate Against Gays - Dear Lord, why is every prominent black conservative is crazy? 

 The Real Problems With Bobby Jindal And His Prayer Rally - Honey, I've a list a couple of miles long . . .

 Meet The U.S. Pastor Council, The Group Working To Repeal Texas's Non-Discrimination Laws - Education is power because I'm betting that a group like this is present in almost every state in the nation.

Bobby Jindal wants to change the Constitution to suit his religion

Fresh from his all-day "prayer rally," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made another move to woo evangelicals to his side just in case he decides to run for president.

And it involved another slap in the face to the lgbt community. In an interview on the ABC Sunday news program This Week, Jindal told host George Stephanopoulos that he would support a constitutional amendment outlawing marriage equality if the court rules for it later this year.

 I don't know what disappoints me more - that Jindal would actually support enshrining discrimination in the Constitution or his reasons why he would:

 I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. My faith teaches me that, my Christian faith teaches me that," Jindal responded. "If the Supreme Court were to throw out our law, our constitutional amendment -- I hope they wouldn't do that -- if they were to do that, I certainly will support Ted Cruz and others that are talking about making an amendment in the congress and D.C., a constitutional amendment to allow states to continue to define marriage."

What in the world should Jindal's faith have anything to do with it?   It should be downright embarrassing for him to say in public that he wants to make lgbt Americans second class citizens just so, at least in his mind, that God would give him a "gold star."

In reality, Jindal has been meandering pitifully ever since the news of his prayer rally. When challenged about the anti-gay, anti-Islamic nature of the American Family Association, the group who paid for the rally, Jindal played the "religious liberty" card. Now when asked about marriage equality and why should discrimination be enshrined in our Constitution, Jindal is playing the same card.

If you ask me, Jindal's shtick is getting old, not to mention annoyingly transparent.