Tuesday, October 10, 2006

This is your brain on dispensationalism #2

The week in fundie . . .

* One of the most abject manifestations of the fundie mindset is the phenomenon of stoning that transpires in various parts of the Islamic world. That's where, as Ed Brayton describes it, you are "buried up to your chest with only your neck and head above ground and pelted with rocks (small ones so you don't die too quickly) until your flesh is ripped open and the pain is unbearable and you finally die." Forget The Handmaid's Tale, folks: this is Gilead turned up to 11. Drop by Ali Eteraz's blog for some suggestions on how you can combat this terrible practice. (Dispatches from the Culture Wars)

* At the latter blog you'll also learn something else about the fundie mindset, as Eteraz narrates his adventures at the Ann Coulter Chat Forum. (Hint: said adventures involved the famous Internet Squadristi.)

* Fred Phelps, leader of a Kansas church group that pickets the funerals of gays and US soldiers, has kindly agreed not to picket the funerals of the Amish school shooting victims, in return for free publicity on a right-wing talk show. (Via Morons.org)

* Wingnut Telethon: Liberty Sunday 2006. In a nationwide simulcast this Sunday, God-fearing Americans get the opportunity to whine about their diminishing right to discriminate against and otherwise persecute homosexuals. More information at Talk To Action.

*McVangelism. Failed actor Stephen Baldwin becomes a pimp daddy for Jesus. Cowabunga, dude! (Via Is America Burning?)