America is a strange place sometimes. Only in American politics or religion can you fuck up massively and find yourself with a career afterwards. You got your G. Gordon Liddys, your Ollie Norths, even your Bill Clintons who are more popular after their guilt.
How else to explain that a rapist and utter fraud can find a flock after the fact? Listen to him peddle his bullshit with another mental midget:
Televangelist Jim Bakker warned this week that a historic deal with the goal of preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon was to blame for the drought in California and was a sign of the Second Coming of Christ.
“What God said is that blood itself had a life,” Kilpatrick told Bakker. “So whenever a doctor aborts a baby and that blood is being flushed down the commode, God hears the voice of that baby going down that commode, saying, ‘Help! Forgive Lord! Forgive them! Forgive my mother!’”
I had to look that up, because it’s been a long time since I studied the Bible. The good pastor has it backwards; the life is in the blood. Perhaps that’s a subtle difference, but misquoting the almighty is probably a bad thing. I should add that this passage is in the context of eating blood and why you shouldn’t do that, but one should save it for spattering it on an altar. I know…God’s weird.
How on earth anyone could tease a reference to abortion out of that is one of those things that amaze me as I watch the religious. I get why Yahweh said ‘don’t eat blood’. It can be full of disease. It is dangerously iron rich. But how do they make nonsense out of sense? Bugs me to no end.
The Alabama pastor noted that God was also punishing the U.S. for “breaking covenant.”
“We’ve been in a covenant with Israel since 1948, we’ve been blessed. We haven’t cursed Israel, we’ve been blessed,” Kilpatrick observed.
“We’ve been Israel’s second home!” Bakker agreed. “We have been a second Israel. We have been somewhat as a God-blessed nation, a spiritual haven for the Jew. Israel and us are the only ones!”
I’m sorry, but does anyone use the words “covenant” or “curse” except in religious circles? Where are we, 1215 or 2015? We have treaties, we have agreements, recognitions. And our history since our “covenant” with the state of Israel is less than ‘blessed’. Civil rights? Vietnam? The Cold War? No. We have been “cursed” since our inception, if we take everything into account. We’ve done terrible things to get where we are in the world and I would be shocked that a benign creator would ever consider us for his “blessing”. But who am I kidding? The almighty is irrational, vengeful, and capricious. There’s no telling what he will support.
“We’re breaking covenant,” Kilpatrick continued. “But not only are we breaking covenant now, but this [same-sex marriage] law has just come down from the Supreme Court. You’ve got the blood moons coming up… all this stuff is dovetailing and coming together right now.”
Oh my god, we’re talking about the blood moons again. Why isn’t astrology and sorcery extinct? It’s a fucking eclipse. Big goddamn deal if they occur on obscure Jewish holidays that follow the lunar calendar.
“We are negotiating this minute while we are sitting here with Iran,” Bakker lamented. “We’re making covenant with Iran, who have vowed — vowed — to destroy Israel.”
“We’re not going to be able talk like this on the air much longer,” the pastor said. “We have broken covenant with Israel and made covenant Israel’s number one enemy.”