Friday, June 17, 2016

"480 Minutes" - Orlando Rant (Now! With Links!)


This week a confused, hate-filled man in Orlando, Florida murdered 49 people and injured dozens of others with a weapon designed to kill multiple humans quickly and efficiently.  Because the killer apparently called 911 pledging allegiance to ISIS, Fox News is covering the story as "Islamic terrorism! Islamic terrorism! Islamic terrorism!" His claim of fealty to ISIS is hardly more convincing than the many photos the murderer is wearing NYPD-branded clothing -- why aren't they shrieking about "law enforcement terrorism," I wonder?

We must not let their false narrative distract from the fact that good old Fox News-lovin' Christian Americans have been and continue demonizing the LGBT community inspiring bigotry, hate, and violence in the name of their deity.  The murderer was an American for whom that vicious, mindless hate lead to the slaughter of dozens of innocents.

Bible-thumpers ignore many inconvenient "abominations" listed in (their) good book which would otherwise keep them from eating shrimp cocktail (Leviticus 11:10-19), or a ham sandwich (Deuteronomy 14:8), or (heaven forbid!) leftovers (Leviticus 19:7), and then there's the one that Joel Osteen and his minions somehow missed about the love of money being an abomination (Luke 16:15) -- why is it that one frivolous "abomination" in particular seemingly supercedes all for so many?

Tune in to BAGeL Radio on Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time to find out!

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