Jeb! Bush! mentioned on CNN earlier this week that the U.S. should strictly focus its aid on refugees who are Christian.
If Jeb! gets into office, I think he should give priority to Fundamentalist Christians, the One True Christians® We can have a Bible quiz and if the refugee gets less than 95 percent, that refugee must go to the rear of the line. I’m not sure how we’ll handle children. Make them sing, “Jesus Loves Me?”
Honest to God. You can’t make this stuff up. In fact, this suggestion is about as far from Christian as you can get. Here’s Pres. Obama’s response.
Jeb!? Stop talking. You embarrass you.
As this lady did here:
Then you should probably expect this:
Our Favorite Pope® Francis says no. At a rally for young people in Turin, Italy, the Pope said:
“It makes me think of … people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn’t it?”
The Pope also mentioned people who invest in weapons. About those folks, he said, “duplicity is the currency of today … they say one thing and do another.”
And thanks, DickG., for the link.
Rick Warren’s weight lost book, “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life.”
It comes with a special Daniel t-shirt. No lie. Here’s a bit more about the Biblical character, Daniel.
And thanks, Leftover, for the link.
Recently, Ana Marie Cox, fonding editor of Wonkette, wrote an essay that announced she’s a Christian (she framed it as “coming out”). It created quite a stir (here, here, and here.
Why the big deal? I honestly don’t know.
…and you’re not a believer, here are some appropriate responses from Peter Mosley at Patheos.
This comes from an earlier conversation I had with Dan Blinn, lawyer, humanist, and a hell of a good guy. My reaction to someone who says “I’ll pray for you” is to respond “And I shall pray for you,” and then I make a big show of getting their name so that I can pray for them personally. This is a completely non-Christian up-yours response that I should probably work on but don’t.
Dan’s suggestions — via this article — are better.
Despite the lingering discussions about Pres. Obama’s religion, let’s all reflect back at former Sec. of State Colin Powell’s answer.
Bro. Scott Walker? Buy a vowel, my friend.