Some of you may have heard of Greg Gianforte, running in Montana’s special election to replace Ryan Zinke who became President Donald Trump’s new inferior secretary. No? Well Greg has some interesting views about retirement you should hear.
Gianforte’s religious views are extreme – even for the Republican Party. He’s a creationist, and his foundation paid to install the tyrannosaurus exhibit at a local biblical “museum” that purports the Earth is only 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs not only lived among humans but were also passengers on Noah’s ark. That Bible story is a touchstone for Gianforte. In a 2015 speech, he declared that “the concept of retirement is not biblical,” pointing to the example of Noah. “How old was Noah when he built the ark? Six hundred. He wasn’t, like, cashing Social Security checks. He wasn’t hanging out. He was working.”
[quote Rolling Stone]
Yes, that’s right all you moochers, working. No mention of what his wages were though.
UPDATE: This just in~ Greg allegedly body slams a Guardian reporter for asking a question he didn’t like. All the Trumplestilskins are probably moist at the thought of such manliness.
Not one to be #2 for Republican Jesus, Texas has once again put forward a bill ensuring “Religious Freedom”. This ain’t your mamma’s “make gays a cake” stuff. We’re way beyond that now.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.
The Senate gave final approval early Monday, sending it to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for his consideration.
The “Freedom to Serve Children Act” has received a late push in the Republican-dominated Legislature ahead of the May 29 end of the session. Conservatives have made creating exemptions for sincerely held religious beliefs a major theme this year, with tea-party-backed lawmakers inserting language protecting them in myriad bills, ranging from rules for the practice of law to pharmacists.
The private foster care and adoption organizations, which are paid by the state to place children with families, make up about 25 percent of the agencies working in Texas. Those groups say they face a threat of lawsuits for exercising their religious beliefs if they don’t get specific state legal protection.
Many Texas adoption agencies admit they don’t work with adoptive parents who are single, gay or non-Christian, and the bill could keep them from being sued. Supporters of the measure say LGBT couples will be able to find agencies without religious objections, but critics call it state-funded discrimination.
[quote NBC News]
And last but not least, Connecticut gets honorable Republican Jesus mention for barring a young teen mother from her own graduation, because whore evidently.
The private academy, a non-denominational conservative Christian school in Hagerstown, said Runkles violated the school’s code of conduct by engaging in premarital sex. At the beginning of every year, high school students and their parents are required to sign a pledge.
It reads: “This application extends to my actions, such as protecting my body by abstaining from sexual immorality and from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs…”
Runkles admitted to signing the pledge, but her father feels there is room left for interpretation.
“The difference is consistency because we have had other students that have had serious infractions and they have walked in the past and they are allowed to walk this year,” Scott Runkles told Fox 5.
Heritage Academy David Hobbs feels the school made an exception, even in just allowing the senior to remain in class.
[quote NY Daily News]
This is the religious fervor we are all gripped by one way or another, here in the US. I have to say, we Liberals haven’t made progress. We’ve legislated morality instead of winning the war of ideas. And when it comes to legislating morality Republican Jesus is winning, hands down.