Saturday, November 11, 2006

Only in Texas: The Fundie Governor

John Hagee gave a rousing sermon to his sheeple recently, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry.  Hagee preached that all non-Christian are condemned to hell. Hagge is always on message - his Christian fundie philosophy is far to the right of the religious spectrum, and for some reason it appeals to broad cross section of Texans.

 

Gov. Rick Perry, after a God and country sermon attended by dozens of political candidates Sunday, said that he agreed with the minister that non-Christians will be condemned to hell.

"In my faith, that's what it says, and I'm a believer of that," the governor said.

Source: Evangelical Right: John Hagee Archives

It is no big deal for John Hagee to condemn the non-fundie world to hell. He does it all the time. In fact, he spends a great deal of time trying to bring about the end times so he can play with his make believe god, fundie Jesus. For Gov. Rick Perry to endorse the position publicly is the height of inappropriate behavior for a public official. Of course, it happened in Texas, so... nobody really cares.

People ask why I care about this kind of thing. It is simple really. Throughout history, people like Hagge and Perry have turned a belief that people like me, who are already condemned to a life burning in hell, are suitable for discrimination, seizing property, and in the most extreme cases, burning at the stake. I like to eat barbeque, not be barbequed.

 

2 comments:

Hallq said...

I'm not sure "inappropriate behavior for a public official" is quite the right phrase for this situation. "Inappropriate" implies it might be appropriate elsewhere. The fact is fundamentlist Christianity is an irrational, immoral dogma which is "inappropriate" for a public figure to express the way it is "inappropriate" for a public figure to say that God ordained blacks to be slaves.

Raquel said...

He doesn't condemn non-believers to hell, God does.