Favorite Dollar Store Jebus Pic

Favorite Dollar Store Jebus Pic
This is the Jesus Christ of the Jebus Crusters (Note: NOT Semitic)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Prosperity Gospel & Gay Marriage

I've always speculated on the role discretionary spending plays in the minds of evangelicals. Ted Turner said Christianity is a "religion for losers," and we know the popular refrain, "nice guys finish last." The Prosperity Gospel is a feel good free trade doctrine inimical, one might think, to the prophet's philosophy. One is supposed to help others, after all, not horde wealth. (This hypocrisy is hardly limited to Christians. How much equality is there in a Muslim country ruled by oil profiteering ayatolahs who siphon riches off the top and throw the crumbs to the rest of the believers?)

Enter gays and lesbians requesting the simple human right to marry. The wedding planners in New York State are working overtime throwing that cash around. Studies show that partnered queer people make on average 44% more income than similarly situated heterosexual couples. Could it be that what really chafes Tony Perkins' ass is not that the Booble says gays and lesbians are abominations before the Lord, it's the Prosperity Gospel saying queers shouldn't be entitled to all that much money. This might make being a homo attractive to Perkins' children so that they could fall into the clutches of the perverts and have their lives destroyed as a result.

Yes, and Santa Claus has a reindeer named Rudy and the Easter Bunny comes with spring every year. And there's a real Tooth Fairy. No one has any more proof of those imaginary beings than we have of "Jesus Christ," much less proof that a personal deity gave a son for whatever religion says are our sins.

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