We here at the wonderful world of SC have always had a special place in Hell reserved for the Non-Religious Religious. These are the Bible / Koran / Torah / Lavar Burton Reading Rainbow Book of the Week – thumping, single minded simpletons who, in one breath, will tout the necessity of morality, religion, and adherance to such in not only the life of the individual, but the life of the state / country / world. In the next breath, they’ll cry out for the death of Abortion Clinic Doctors, an end to Social Welfare Programs, and tell every needy person they see “GET A JOB”.
If you’re wondering if this is “you”, we can’t answer that – since we don’t know you. However, as a guide / watermark, we’ll provide you with a list of some people who qualify as the Non-Religious Religious (based upon their public statements).
– Sean Hannity and you can’t have my Crumbs
– Rush Limbaugh-ger Cheese
– Sarah Palin, soccer mom by day, blow up doll by night
– Herman Cain who killed Able
– Newt Gingrich that Stole Christmas
– Michele Bachman Turner Overdrive
On behalf of every sound-minded human being on the face of the earth, may we cite the following (and you can convert this over to whatever your religion is, so that it suits your needs…):
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:17-21).
Translation for the Non-Religious Religious… It is not -your- job to police the world. Your God will do that for you. Your job is to show, to even the lowliest of worthless beings, the love and compassion of God. This covers all bases, as if you are correct (and the person is evil / against God), then God will smite them as He sees fit. If you are wrong (and the person is actually not evil / not against God – and you’re just a complete bumbling moron), then you’ve done no harm to that person, and simply shown them the goodness that a God-fearing person can sow.
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble (1 John 2:9-10).
Translation for the Non-Religious Religious… This is somewhat of a reference to other themes, but – generally – you do not save yourself. Your exclamation of being ‘of faith’ / ‘just’ / ‘whatever’ is meaningless. What is in your heart and is reflected in the actions you take toward others cannot be hidden from your God. And as sure as He will forgive even the most wretched evil person that ever lived – because He has both the heart and the massive balls to do so – he will smite your prideful / two-faced / WASP ass.
So, onto our article…
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has, for a while now, been a strong supporter of Breast Cancer (and Cancer in general) treatment/cure research. Since it’s 1982 inception, Komen for the Cure has funnelled around $2 Billion US Dollars, in over 50 countries, to research / education / advocacy / health services / and social support programs related to Breast Cancer. With over 100,000 volunteers, it is heralded as the gold standard among such types of organizations, but they’ve now come under a tidal wave of squirrelly-wrath due to what we can only call “The AssHat Move of 2012″.
Strictly speaking, this move dates back to late 2011, but that’s neither here-nor-there. Late in the year, the foundation dropped support for research based upon the use of stem-cells in fighting / curing Cancer. Scuttlebutt says this was under heavy Political pressure from the Tea-Party / Conservative Right.
Then, fast forward to January 2012, Komen for the Cure picks up a new VP of Public Policy. This rocket-surgeon was a failed candidate for Governor of the great State of Georgia, and during her campaign stated that she was against the mission of Planned Parenthood, and pledged to cut funding for the Breast and Cervical Cancer screenings that the Planned Parenthood clinics provide.
Why does this matter? Think now … in many communities, the underprivileged rely upon Planned Parenthood for a million other things besides birth control. In fact, Planned Parenthood’s “name” is somewhat misleading, as a massive amount of their time / energy / funds are devoted to providing regular run-of-the-mill medical care to low-income women. Think of it like a Pizza Parlor – sure, they sell pizzas, but they also push out a metric ton of subs / sandwiches, tacos, antipasto salads, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, spaghetti, eggplant casseroles, fish fry, and more.
Mix this with the fact that the Komen founder is Bush-ie, and it’s no surprise that the foundation cut off funding / grants to Planned Parenthood, which provided funds for Breast and Cervical Cancer screenings / support. The foundation did, of course, not cite this as their driving reason, but rather an internal policy not to support agencies that are under government audit, which – at the time – Planned Parenthood was being audited. Be advised, however, that this policy was not created until Karen Handel was brought in as a Senior VP.
Rumor has it that this has all been un-done in the past few days, and that Komen for the Cure is once again honoring it’s grants to Planned Parenthood – but we’ll see how long that lasts without the squirrelly-wrath of the public pounding down upon their doorstep.
Viral video is one way to spread the word and initiate further squirrelly-wrath, and one lady has done it in a manner that is beyond reproach – we’d challenge anyone to take issue with her, or her statement. It is powerful, poignant, and honest. Not a whole lot you can do other than agree with her…
– Linda: you may have lost your sweater puppies, but ,if we were your husband, we would be walking the earth with an enormous un-relenting hardon; because your courage to be shameless, to remain ‘you’, and to do the RIGHT THING at a time when everybody else wants to do the EASY THING… well that just makes us hot, horny, and proud.