That’s right, they’re here and they are looking for members to join their gang of thugs. This Taliban doesn’t read the Koran though; they read the good old American Bible. I say American Bible because the members and supporters of God’s Taliban have hijacked and distorted the bible so they can use it for their mission of hate, oppression and violence, much like the very terrorists that we are engaged in two wars with. Hey if they can use their bible for violence, why can’t these folks right?
Now we know if you’re going to have a club, a group, a gang, you need something like a slogan or something of that nature to indentify yourself while also conveying the ultimate purpose of your gang, right?
So what might there slogan be?
“Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8”
Sounds harmless enough, huh? Pray for Obama. That sounds like a good message from a bunch of caring Christians.
That would be the case if you aren’t one for having passages from the Bible memorized in your head.
But if you looked up the verse, what would it say?
“Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”
Ok, not real nice, but still doesn’t sound terrible, right? Just sounds like you don’t agree with him and want him to be replaced after one term, huh? Looks innocent enough.
But if you went on to read the next verse you’d find………………………………..this sacred passage…………………………
“Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”
Yes folks, so this is the slogan of the new American Taliban………..God’s Taliban. God’s Taliban is even trying to hawk novelty items like t-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, etc. carrying their new slogan.
Rachel Maddow had Frank Schaeffer on her show Wednesday evening to discuss God’s Taliban, the purpose of their group and who is fanning the flames on their behalf.
If you don’t know who Frank Schaeffer is, he is the son of the late evangelist Francis Schaeffer, who his son claims“was once a Religious Right leader that denounced America and even called for the violent overthrow of the US government”. Frank Schaeffer left the Republican Party in the mid 1980’s because he felt the party encouraged the very same reasoning whenver they weren’t in complete power.
Frank wants to know what the GOP leadership or the evangelical community is doing anything to tamp down and denounce this rhetoric.
“Where the hell are you?” he asks. “And be it on your head if something happens to our president…Until they speak out, they’re culpable.”
Frank also wants us to know that the combination of fear mongering, false new stories, associations to Hitler, made up theories pushed by the likes of Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann is nothing short of “trawling for assassins” and using Bible slogans as a recruiting tool.
This is serious business. It’s un-American, it’s unpatriotic and it goes to show that the religious right, the Republican far right, have coalesced into a group that truly wants revolution and if it turns out to be blood in the streets, so be it.
Schaeffer also emphasizes these messages nor the people who think they “doing god’s work” should be dismissed or ignored, especially since the Secret Service is handling a 400 percent increase in threats against the current administration and that it’s partly on us should anything happen.
Obama supporters had better start speaking up in support of him and not sniping at him all of the time because he’s not moving towards change as fast as we’d like in every area. This is serious stuff. The chips are down, he has real enemies–some of them are violent–and as far as I’m concerned it’s time to support our president, stand with him and not only wish him the best, but pray for his safety in the face of these religious maniacs….There are not many steps left on this insane path.
As I am unable to convey the emotion that Frank Schaeffer evoked during his segment on Rachel’s show you must watch this and listen to his remarks. It is too important not to.
The situation that I find genuinely frightening right now is that you have a ramping up of Biblical language, language from the anti-abortion movement, for instance, death panels and this sort of thing, and what it’s coalescing into is branding Obama as Hitler…as something foreign to our shores, we’re reminded of that he’s born in Kenya, as brown, as black, above all, as not us. He is Sarah Palin’s “not a real American.” But now it turns out that he joins the ranks of the unjust kings of ancient Israel, unjust rulers to which all these Biblical allusions are directed, who should be slaughtered, if not by God, then by just men. So there’s a direct parallel here with Timothy McVeigh’s t-shirt on the day of the Oklahoma City bombing in which he said the tree of liberty had to be watered occasionally by the blood of tyrants. And that quote we saw again at a meeting at which Obama was present being carried on a placard by someone carrying a loaded weapon.
It is time we stand up to this craziness. It’s time for the rest of us to chase God’s Taliban and it’s disillusioned and blasphemous tales right out of here. We’re going to take our country back from those who are hijacking the bible and God in the name of hate.
Do your part. Write a letter to the editor to your local paper about the hijacking of the bible and ask others to do the same.