Raving Fundie favorite Janet Folger is back and frothing at the mouth more than ever. What's got her going this time? Marriage equality, of course.
To refresh your memory, dear Projectors, Folger is the head of Faith2Action and author of "The Criminalization of Christianity". She was one of Mayor Naugle's biggest supporters this past summer in Fort Lauderdale when he went on his bigoted anti-gay tirade. Folger even gave him the "Family Protector of the Year" award. Seriously. She also flip-flopped over McCain, at first saying only "sheep" would vote for McCain over Huckabee, then baaaa-ing her way into McCain's corner and endorsing him when he secured the nomination. Her last rant that I posted on was titled "Anita Bryant was right." Seeing a theme?
Well hold on to your hats, because the crazy train is off! Reacting to the California decision for marriage equality, Folger let loose this theory- gay marriage means the end of the world.
Her missive against marriage equality for LGBT folks featured this wonderful title- "How same-sex marriage points to end of the world"- and is filled with more fire and brimstone than an Ozzy Osborne concert.
Let's go down the rabbit hole together, shall we?
From her WorldNetDaily "Exclusive" Commentary:
There was only one time in history, according to these writings, where men were given in marriage to men, and women given in marriage to women.
Want to venture a guess as to when? No, it wasn't in Sodom and Gomorrah , although that was my guess. Homosexuality was rampant there, of course, but according to the Talmud, not homosexual "marriage." What about ancient Greece ? Rome ? No. Babylon ? No again. The one time in history when homosexual "marriage" was practiced was ... during the days of Noah. And according to Satinover, that's what the "Babylonian Talmud" attributes as the final straw that led to the Flood. ...
In fact, [Caucus for America's Aryeh Spero] said, "the writings indicated that it wasn't even so much the 'straw that broke the camel's back,' but that the sin in and of itself is so contrary to why God created the world, so contrary to the order of God's nature, that God said then and there 'I have to start all over ... to annihilate the world and start from the beginning. ...'
That's right gang- the biblical flood was brought on by gay people! That's a new one, even to me! I guess I better get out my inflatable water wings if that's the case. Although I do love a good day at the beach, so maybe it won't be all bad...
Her other assertion that there were no gay relationships in Greece, Rome, or Babylon are equally outrageous. I guess she skipped that part of history class. Or maybe they were just too busy teaching "creationism" to get into actual history.
But not to worry about the end times- Folger is on the case:
I'm praying and working to protect marriage in California (and the rest of the country) not only because I care about marriage, but because I care about civilization. And, if we obey God, he just may spare us from the judgment we deserve.
Well thank goodness that Folger cares enough about civilization to pray against equality. Maybe if she prays hard enough, she can get us back to the good old Bible days and "traditional" marriage- where women were property to be sold into marriage and owned as slaves. I think I'd rather have the flood option than that...
These kinds of rants are only going to become more common as our community slowly gains the rights and recognition we deserve. People like Folger, or Hagee with his "gays caused Katrina" sermons, will be crowing louder that recognizing our families and relationships are the end of the world.
One has to wonder what good could be accomplished for all people if these fundies put all the money and effort they spend on spewing hate into worthy causes. What good could they do if they spent even a portion of their energy on truly helping others, instead of trying to strip people of their rights?
I'm guessing the world would come to an end long before that ever happened...