Canadian Cynic's post titled "Kill 'em all, and let God sort it out" takes us, without comment or adequate warning, to this article, wherein we discover:
An Oklahoma church canceled a controversial gun giveaway for teenagers at a weekend youth conference.
What. The. Fuck. They never gave away guns when I was a teenager in church! But it gets better:
Windsor Hills Baptist had planned to give away a semiautomatic assault rifle until one of the event's organizers was unable to attend.
Semiautomatic assault rifle? Are they out of their fucking minds? Wait a sec - Oklahoma, Baptist church, lots of insane fuckheads who worship the Second Amendment more than God attending same. Forget I asked. But let's see what the "reasoning" behind this blessed event was:
The church’s youth pastor, Bob Ross, said it’s a way of trying to encourage young people to attend the event.
You've got to be fucking kidding me.
A video on the church Web site shows the shooting competition from last year’s conference. A gun giveaway was part of the event last year. This year, organizers included it in their marketing.
What the fuck are you people "preaching and teaching," exactly? Someone show me the part in the Bible where Christ asks people to worship by honing their killing-people skills.
“I don’t want people thinking ‘My goodness, we’re putting a weapon in the hand of somebody that doesn’t respect it who are then going to go out and kill,'” said Ross. “That’s not at all what we’re trying to do.”
Really, Mr. Ross? That statement would be a lot more credible if it wasn't a fucking semiautomatic assault rifle you're giving away to the kiddies. Or are the deer really that formidable down there in Oklahoma? Are they, perhaps, equipped with rocket launchers? Or have you assclowns been playing too much "Left Behind" lately? Delusions of being Tribulation Force, I see.
Ross said the conference isn’t all about guns, but rather about teens finding faith.
At gunpoint, if necessary.
Fucking. Unbelievable. And you know the best part? They didn't cancel their "Give a Teen a Semi-Automatic!" extravaganza because they had a change of heart and realized that, in a country where school shootings are regular fare, gun violence is out of control, and the news is full of kids killing kids, placing semi-automatic weapons in the hands of a teen may not be the best way to teach kids about finding faith. They didn't cancel it because they had an epiphany and realized that, if swords should be turned into plowshares, maybe assault weapons should be too. They didn't even cancel because the community outcry shamed some sense into them.
No. They cancelled because the pastor who runs the event broke his foot and can't make it this year.
Let that one sink in before the coup d'etat's delivered:
Ross said the church would give the gun away next year instead.
And these are the people who are soooo morally superior to non-believers. What the fuck kind of demented moral system believes that being gay is a crime against humanity, but giving children assault weapons is perfectly fine?
When is civilized society going to stop pretending that faith like this deserves respect?