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Christian Anti-Defamation Commission Releases Top 10 Instances of Christian-Bashing in 2009

The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has released its 'Top 10 list of Anti-Christian Acts of 2009' and they point the finger at Larry David, Obama, the Department of Homeland Security, but mostly at gays, and the oh-so-scary gay marching band that participated in the inauguration.

Cass Said Dr. Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission: "It is arguable that anti-Christian hatred has spilled over into material forms of persecution in 2009. Christians were killed and bullied for their witness, ministers and churches threatened with violence and vandalized for standing for marriage, and Christians were fired for not compromising their faith. If these are not bona fide examples of persecution, than I wonder what more it might take?"

Here are their Top 10:

10. Pro-life Pastor Reverend Walter Hoye of Oakland, CA was jailed for exercising peaceful, pro-life speech.

9. Rev. Fred Winters was murdered while preaching in his pulpit in Maryville, Illinois.

8. HBO's program "Curb Your Enthusiasm" aired an episode where the main actor urinates on painting of Jesus. When confronted HBO would not apologize.

7. The overt homosexual participation in Obama's presidential inaugural events by "Bishop" Vickie Eugene Robinson, the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D. C., and a homosexual marching band.

6. Police called to East Jessamine Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky to stop 8th graders from praying during their lunch break for a student whose mother was tragically killed.

5. Pro-life activist Jim Pullion was murdered in front of his granddaughter's high school for showing the truth about abortion.

4. An activist judge ordered a home school mom in New Hampshire to stop home schooling her daughter because the little girl "reflected too strongly" her mother's Christian faith.

3. The Federal Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate" that labeled conservative Christians extremists and potential terrorists.

2. President Obama's appointment of radical anti-Christians like homosexual activist Kevin Jennings as the "safe school czar;" pro-abortion advocate Kathleen Seblius made Secretary of Human and Health Services, and Chai Feldblum, pro-homosexual and anti-religious liberty judge nominated for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

1. The Federal Hate Crimes Bill that attacks religious liberty and freedom of speech. For the first time in our history ministers are vulnerable to investigation and prosecution for telling the truth about homosexuality.

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  1. there aren't ENOUGH KKKristian bashers in this world as far as i'm concerned. they're all vile hateful people, and i mean ALL of 'em.

    Posted by: casey | Jan 4, 2010 7:19:25 PM

  2. So they've listed these supposed instances of anti-christian MURDER below a TV show/gay chorus and a federal report? They're not even trying to be taken seriously, wtf...

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Jan 4, 2010 7:20:33 PM

  3. Bashing...

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Jan 4, 2010 7:26:26 PM

  4. I agree with Derek. Apparently the murders weren't their number one priority.

    It's us damn homosexuals.

    Hate me some more, I don't care. I'm not going away. If my presence on this earth tortures you, well, I win.

    Posted by: Ray | Jan 4, 2010 7:31:38 PM

  5. This is not to be taken seriously as Derek says. This is a martyr complex from people that are full of hate and hatred for a Black Man as president, Gay Americans being treated as equal citizens under the law (well not yet) and women still demanding to be paid the same wages as men for the same work. All very awful abhorrent things to the Radical Religious Extremists who call themselves "People of Faith". Faith in what is not clear, it is most certainly not Faith in Human Dignity.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jan 4, 2010 7:32:08 PM

  6. This list needs more lions.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 4, 2010 7:37:11 PM

  7. "overt homosexual participation in Obama's presidential inaugural events" = "bona fide example of persecution" ???

    Clinically paranoid. DSM diagnosable.

    Posted by: Raymond | Jan 4, 2010 7:43:05 PM

  8. Wah, wah, wah. Let's not forget the decades/centuries of prosecution from conservative christians. They are the most evil group of people on the face of the earth. They better get used to being the underdogs because this revolution is just getting started!

    Posted by: Harry | Jan 4, 2010 7:44:26 PM

  9. I didnt know who Jim Pullion was, and was surprised I hadnt heard of a man shot and killed in front of a high school. Turns out he was INDEED murdered in front of a high school while carrying graphic anti-abortion signs. The man who did it claimed he didnt want kids to see those images.

    Clearly that is a terrible crime--and I could see how some of the other items on the list made it--but now we're claiming giving jobs to gay people is specifically anti-Christian?

    By that standard, allowing gays to live is anti-Christian, since the Bible says they should be put to death. I hate the fundies, but i hate them more when they try to use our own failed tactics (i.e. victimization).

    Posted by: dizzy spins | Jan 4, 2010 8:08:02 PM

  10. they just don't seem to get what do unto others as you would have them do unto you is all about -- maybe that's because some of these theocRATS recently decided that if they believed in Jesus, they could do whatever they felt like to others and they'd still get to hang out with Jesus in the hereafter or thereafter or where ever the hell after they end up

    Posted by: planetspinz | Jan 4, 2010 8:08:08 PM

  11. @Jonathan LOL

    Posted by: Aaron | Jan 4, 2010 8:20:48 PM

  12. @Ray:

    That's HYSTERICAL!! "If my presence on this earth tortures you, well, I win."

    I can't wait to recite that line to my favorite homophobic family members!!!

    Posted by: sean in dallas | Jan 4, 2010 8:25:43 PM

  13. Don't forget this post from last year.


    Posted by: Mark | Jan 4, 2010 8:26:42 PM

  14. What's bizarre about this is that there are a few truly horrible things in this list (people being murdered) mixed in with being upset that other people are allowed to exercise their own freedom.

    And this is the problem with the religious right. They feel that other people exercising THEIR rights is an infringement on theirs. There's no way to get along with people like this because me going on about my own business, which is none of their concern, is considered an affront their freedom.

    And yes they do believe that the Obama administration and the gays are out to get them. And I am afraid we are going to see an increase in violence from these groups as more and more people choose to live their lives the way they want and not let people like this force them to live a life of hypocrisy (which is what most of these folks are doing).

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Jan 4, 2010 8:44:25 PM

  15. larry david did NOT urinate on a picure of jeebus. he accidentally splashed.

    Posted by: psgoodguy | Jan 4, 2010 8:47:10 PM

  16. "Bless their hearts," as my grandmother used to say when someone showed their ignorance, stupidity, and/or utter lack of contact with reality.

    There is a real pathology at work in a group that says the mere presence of another Christian person they don't like saying a prayer or of a group they don't like singing a song constitutes Christian bashing.

    Apparently, all behavior that is not designed to please their quixotic and small-minded view of what is decent and proper is, by definition, bashing. And that's just incomprehensibly idiotic.

    Posted by: notshychirev | Jan 4, 2010 8:51:42 PM

  17. Whatever!

    Posted by: RB | Jan 4, 2010 9:10:49 PM

  18. What does it mean to be a "bishop"? Is that how they try to de-legitimize him? His church considers him a bishop, not a "bishop". De-legitimizing him like that makes him look like he was never even confirmed.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jan 4, 2010 9:32:59 PM

  19. The christian conservatives - these are the same people whose earlier generation gave us slavery and segregation, justified in their fucking bible.

    They are also the leaders trying to destroy their nightmare come true - the election of a black president.

    Their techniques were best described as "if you tell a lie often enough it will be seen as the truth"

    We can thank Gobbels - Hitlers minister of propaganda for that idea.
    The right wing christians are the disgrace of humanity. Hell surely awaits them in the end, while their hell is coming true here on earth.

    For all they want is power and money pure and simple. The USA made a big mistake - it never finished the civil war. It should have had a Nuremburg style mass trial, and hung every last one of the ancestors of these freaks who created slavery here in the name of God.

    That would have been doing God's work.

    Posted by: Katie Murphy | Jan 4, 2010 9:45:05 PM

  20. These rightwing radical bigots are not real christians and don't speak for most christians,while they go on assaulting gays in every instance and are agressive against gays they also play victim while assualting gays. It's like they are always demonizing and attacking gays and when gays fight back or fight for rights they play victim and say their religon is attacked. They are really disgusting and the republican party is their home. Gays that continute on voting republcian are complete assholes who hurnt gays of all ages from bullying in schools to marriage rights... Please don't vote republican people.

    Posted by: chad | Jan 4, 2010 9:49:46 PM

  21. Mr. Cass should have Googled the Internets before claiming the murders were anti-Christian.

    No.9: The accused gunman, Terry Sedlacek has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and suffers from schizophrenia. Mr. Selaceks family has said he suffers from Lyme disease and claim it affects his mental functioning.

    No.5: The accused gunman Harlan Drake has been ruled incompetent after a suicide attempt while in police custody. Mr. Drake has been charged with killing two people: He killed the anti-abortion protestor and then traveled to a gravel business where he killed the owner (for an unspecified grudge) and was apprehended by police while on his way to kill a real estate agent. To be fair, Mr. Drake said he did not like the grisly anti-abortion sign but expressed no opinion for or against abortion. It’s also fair to reason that Mr. Drake is just nuts and not an anti-Christian fanatic.

    The number one anti-Christian outrage-the Hate Crime Law- expressly allows Mr. Cass to hate without fear of criminal prosecution as long he does not incite, plan, or commit violence:

    “Nothing in this division shall be construed to prohibit any constitutionally protected speech, expressive conduct or activities (regardless of whether compelled by, or central to, a system of religious belief), including the exercise of religion protected by the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States and peaceful picketing or demonstration. The Constitution of the United States does not protect speech, conduct or activities consisting of planning for, conspiring to commit, or committing an act of violence.”(SEC.4710.RULE OF CONSTRUCTION (6))

    Mr. Cass and his army of haters so desperately want to be seen as victims. You are part of a lynch mob Mr. Cass, you are not the victim.

    Posted by: One of Many Mikes | Jan 4, 2010 10:11:26 PM

  22. Almost daily, on this blog, there is a report of a gay person or perceived gay person, being beaten and sometime murdered and this jackass claims "defamation" because a gay men's chorus sang at a presidential inauguration ? I say, bring back the old Roman coliseums and let Dr. Gary Cass be the first one to be thrown to the lions. That would be justice.

    Posted by: Boone68 | Jan 4, 2010 10:21:22 PM

  23. The mere presence of "tha gay" is anti-"Christian". Too funny. Jesus, what a bunch of morons.

    Posted by: So Left I'm Right | Jan 4, 2010 10:24:38 PM

  24. I wish all forms of persecution could be substituted with a marching band. Those poor Christians!

    Posted by: A Random Claire | Jan 4, 2010 10:41:30 PM

  25. @ MARK:

    I hadn't watched that video before - thank you very much. The narrator does an excellent job of pointing out the difference in language and complete absurdity of some of their top concerns, in contrast with ours.

    As for the rest of the thread, I agree with many of you, but it worries me that several comments are so violent and terrifying. We don't need to make ourselves look as ludicrous as they are; we have facts - horrible, sobering facts - that enough to show others that we're right. A culture change doesn't happen overnight, but it also doesn't happen quicker when we get irrational or short-sighted.

    Posted by: Justin | Jan 4, 2010 10:49:31 PM

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