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Posted 26 June 2019 - 11:16 AM

I bet you thought it couldn't get any lower:


Christian TV Host Defends Trump’s Concentration Camps For Kids


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Commenting on the brown children being held in Trump’s concentration camps for kids, and defending the notion that placing the children in concentration camps is justified by the Bible, Valentine said:


Rape after rape after rape. Children below 10 years old engaging in sexual activity. All kinds of sin and disgrace and darkness; the pit of the pits. So we’re not getting the top-of-the-line echelon people coming over this border, we’re getting criminals. I mean, total criminals that are so debased and their minds are just gone. They’re unclean, they’re murderers, they’re treacherous, they’re God-haters.[/indent]



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:09 PM

View Postandydp, on 26 June 2019 - 11:16 AM, said:

I bet you thought it couldn't get any lower:


Christian TV Host Defends Trump’s Concentration Camps For Kids

Direct quote:


Commenting on the brown children being held in Trump’s concentration camps for kids, and defending the notion that placing the children in concentration camps is justified by the Bible, Valentine said:

Rape after rape after rape. Children below 10 years old engaging in sexual activity. All kinds of sin and disgrace and darkness; the pit of the pits. So we’re not getting the top-of-the-line echelon people coming over this border, we’re getting criminals. I mean, total criminals that are so debased and their minds are just gone. They’re unclean, they’re murderers, they’re treacherous, they’re God-haters.[/indent]



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Well that makes me want to puke. That is how racism and fascism work...dehumanize the people you want your followers to hate, those people from shit hole countries. Make them deserve their degradation so that no good person dare touch them lest they be contaminated. I heard an R Congressman discount the lice and flu in those places by saying the kids came with that already with the clear implication that they don't need treatment.

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:20 PM

Not recognizing the name, I wondered who Leigh Valentine is. So I went looking.

She's a cosmetics huckster and an ex-wife of disgraced-but-still-operating prosperity gospel televangelist Robert Tilton (John Oliver devoted much of a scathing piece on scuzzy televangelists to him). Here's About Leigh Valentine from her own site, valentinespa.com. It's nauseating stuff. She's very clearly quite used to saying abhorrent things for money.

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:44 PM

View PostMSheridan, on 26 June 2019 - 01:20 PM, said:

Not recognizing the name, I wondered who Leigh Valentine is. So I went looking.

She's a cosmetics huckster and an ex-wife of disgraced-but-still-operating prosperity gospel televangelist Robert Tilton (John Oliver devoted much of a scathing piece on scuzzy televangelists to him). Here's About Leigh Valentine from her own site, valentinespa.com. It's nauseating stuff. She's very clearly quite used to saying abhorrent things for money.

From the link, an over-the-top amount of irony:

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"Ms. Valentine is an active supporter of the “Children’s Traveling Holocaust Museum.” It features over 700 pieces of artwork and brings awareness of the atrocities of the Holocaust to children throughout the United States."

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 11:09 PM

Just like using the Bible to justify slavery.
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Posted 27 June 2019 - 02:43 PM

Alabama where a fetus is a human except when it comes to providing anything like aid or medical care.

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An Alabama woman whose unborn child died as a result of a shooting last year has been arrested on manslaughter charges in connection with her baby’s death, while the alleged shooter has had charges against her dropped, AL.com reports.

Marshae Jones, 27, was reportedly taken into custody Wednesday after a Jefferson County grand jury handed down the indictment. The charges come six months after Jones, who was five months pregnant at the time, was shot in the stomach outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove during an altercation with another woman that police said focused on the unborn child's father.

Jones was hospitalized but the baby did not make it.

In the aftermath of the Dec. 4, 2018 shooting, police have argued it was Jones’ actions that sparked the shooting and ultimately led to her baby’s death.

The alleged shooter, Ebony Jemison, was also initially charged with manslaughter but the charges were dropped when a grand jury failed to indict her.

“It was the mother of the child who initiated and continued the fight which resulted in the death of her own unborn baby,” Pleasant Grove police Lt. Danny Reid was quoted as saying after the shooting. “The investigation showed that the only true victim in this was the unborn baby.”

“When a 5-month pregnant woman initiates a fight and attacks another person, I believe some responsibility lies with her as to any injury to her unborn child,” Reid said.

Jones was due to be taken to a Jefferson County jail and held on a $50,000 bond on Wednesday night.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 03:32 PM

 LFC, on 27 June 2019 - 02:43 PM, said:

Alabama where a fetus is a human except when it comes to providing anything like aid or medical care.

Twilight Zone time again. Except to a 5 year old, when is "She started it" a good enough reason to let the perpetrator off?

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 03:47 PM

 golden_valley, on 27 June 2019 - 03:32 PM, said:

Twilight Zone time again. Except to a 5 year old, when is "She started it" a good enough reason to let the perpetrator off?

The real questions is, was fetus was just standing its ground?
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 06:36 PM

 LFC, on 27 June 2019 - 02:43 PM, said:

Alabama where a fetus is a human except when it comes to providing anything like aid or medical care.
We are at the point where Alabama needs its own topic. It seems to be the locus of all things backward, hateful, and Republican (did I just three-peat myself?)
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Posted 28 June 2019 - 09:36 AM

This guy makes the case, with actual research into old translations of the bible, that the bible never condemned homosexuality. Instead it condemned pederasty. The change in the words used is a fairly recent change with the English RSV (Revised Standard Version) translation of 1952. A U.S. based group paid for a new translation into German as recently as 1983 that made the same switch. If all this is true then the American Christian community (likely the Christianist Evangelicals) made a decision to wage war on gays by corrupting their own holy text. (The author claims it was an honest mistake. I'm less convinced but the evil done with this mistranslation used as justification has been staggering.)

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YOU HAVE BEEN PART OF A RESEARCH TEAM THAT IS SEEKING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE DECISION WAS MADE TO PUT THE WORD HOMOSEXUAL IN THE BIBLE. IS THAT TRUE?

Ed: Yes. It first showed up in the RSV translation. So before figuring out why they decided to use that word in the RSV translation (which is outlined in my upcoming book with Kathy Baldock, Forging a Sacred Weapon: How the Bible Became Anti-Gay) I wanted to see how other cultures and translations treated the same verses when they were translated during the Reformation 500 years ago. So I started collecting old Bibles in French, German, Irish, Gaelic, Czechoslovakian, Polish… you name it. Now I’ve got most European major languages that I’ve collected over time. Anyway, I had a German friend come back to town and I asked if he could help me with some passages in one of my German Bibles from the 1800s. So we went to Leviticus 18:22 and he’s translating it for me word for word. In the English where it says “Man shall not lie with man, for it is an abomination,” the German version says “Man shall not lie with young boys as he does with a woman, for it is an abomination.” I said, “What?! Are you sure?” He said, “Yes!” Then we went to Leviticus 20:13— same thing, “Young boys.” So we went to 1 Corinthians to see how they translated arsenokoitai (original Greek word) and instead of homosexuals it said, “Boy molesters will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

I then grabbed my facsimile copy of Martin Luther’s original German translation from 1534. My friend is reading through it for me and he says, “Ed, this says the same thing!” They use the word knabenschander. Knaben is boy, schander is molester. This word “boy molesters” for the most part carried through the next several centuries of German Bible translations. Knabenschander is also in 1 Timothy 1:10. So the interesting thing is, I asked if they ever changed the word arsenokoitai to homosexual in modern translations. So my friend found it and told me, “The first time homosexual appears in a German translation is 1983.” To me that was a little suspect because of what was happening in culture in the 1970s. Also because the Germans were the ones who created the word homosexual in 1862, they had all the history, research, and understanding to change it if they saw fit; however, they did not change it until 1983. If anyone was going to put the word homosexual in the Bible, the Germans should have been the first to do it!

As I was talking with my friend I said, “I wonder why not until 1983? Was their influence from America?” So we had our German connection look into it again and it turns out that the company, Biblica, who owns the NIV version, paid for this 1983 German version. Thus it was Americans who paid for it! In 1983 Germany didn’t have enough of a Christian population to warrant the cost of a new Bible translation, because it’s not cheap. So an American company paid for it and influenced the decision, resulting in the word homosexual entering the German Bible for the first time in history. So, I say, I think there is a “gay agenda” after all!

I also have a 1674 Swedish translation and an 1830 Norwegian translation of the Bible. I asked one of my friends, who was attending Fuller seminary and is fluent in both Swedish and Norwegian, to look at these verses for me. So we met at a coffee shop in Pasadena with my old Bibles. (She didn’t really know why I was asking.) Just like reading an old English Bible, it’s not easy to read. The letters are a little bit funky, the spelling is a little bit different. So she’s going through it carefully, and then her face comes up, “Do you know what this says?!” and I said, “No! That’s why you are here!” She said, “It says boy abusers, boy molesters.” It turns out that the ancient world condoned and encouraged a system whereby young boys (8-12 years old) were coupled by older men. Ancient Greek documents show us how even parents utilized this abusive system to help their sons advance in society. So for most of history, most translations thought these verses were obviously referring the pederasty, not homosexuality!

So then I started thinking that of 4 of the 6 clobber passages, all these nations and translations were referring to pederasty, and not what we would call homosexuality today.

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 03:01 PM

 LFC, on 28 June 2019 - 09:36 AM, said:

This guy makes the case, with actual research into old translations of the bible, that the bible never condemned homosexuality. Instead it condemned pederasty. The change in the words used is a fairly recent change with the English RSV (Revised Standard Version) translation of 1952. A U.S. based group paid for a new translation into German as recently as 1983 that made the same switch. If all this is true then the American Christian community (likely the Christianist Evangelicals) made a decision to wage war on gays by corrupting their own holy text. (The author claims it was an honest mistake. I'm less convinced but the evil done with this mistranslation used as justification has been staggering.)


I saw a shorter version of this article a while back—too short for me to be convinced it was on the level, rather than wishful thinking on the part of the progressive wing of Christianity. However, this more complete version is utterly staggering.

The author of the piece refers to the Revised Standard Version (RSV), published shortly after WWII and to pre-1900 translations from Greek into other European languages. However, the RSV was itself a revision of the American Standard Version from the turn of the 20th century (biblegateway.com). Fundamentalism as we think of it today has its roots in the period between WWI and WWII. I am curious whether the ASV also contains this (mis) translation of the Greek term ARSENOKOITAI (and the corresponding Hebrew term in Leviticus), or did it only appear in the RSV and later (New International, Living, e.g.) translations? If the latter, I would honestly suspect a Fundie/ ultra-socially conservative agenda at work.

This reminds me of an old joke: Way back before the invention of the printing press, the ancient texts were copied by hand by monks, usually from a previous copy. One day, one of the new monks requested the original text from which to make his copy. The abbot agreed. A short while later, checking on the monks, the abbot heard sobbing from the new monk’s table.
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Posted 28 June 2019 - 03:28 PM

 Bact PhD, on 28 June 2019 - 03:01 PM, said:

This reminds me of an old joke: Way back before the invention of the printing press, the ancient texts were copied by hand by monks, usually from a previous copy. One day, one of the new monks requested the original text from which to make his copy. The abbot agreed. A short while later, checking on the monks, the abbot heard sobbing from the new monk’s table.
“What’s the matter?”
“It turns out the word is *‘celebrate.’*”

I'd just like to point out that anybody dissing this joke by saying they wouldn't have been speaking English deserves whatever beating they receive.
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Posted 02 July 2019 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 11:39 PM

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 07:41 PM

Damn, AnBr. I literally had that one queued up to post and you beat me to it.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:22 AM

All hail our righteous leader

At least Epstein can be painted as a monster because he's Jewish.
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Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:49 AM

As a Jew I cringed over Jeffery Epstein...

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:19 PM

We all have to cringe over someone; we're all human.

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 04:13 PM

Pence isn't the only sick little twisted Republican f*** who says he can't be alone with a woman. Bonus points for it blocking women from equal access to power.

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A second Republican candidate for Mississippi governor refuses to be alone with any woman who is not his wife — even in a professional setting.

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Bill Waller, a former state Supreme Court justice, told Mississippi Today’s Larrison Campbell that he subscribes to the rule — pegged the “Billy Graham rule” — because it’s “common sense.”

“I just think in this day and time, appearances are important and transparency’s important, and people need to have the comfort of what’s going on in government between employees and people. And there’s a lot of social issues out there about that. My goal is to not make it an issue so that everyone’s comfortable with the surroundings and we can go about our business,” Waller told Campbell, the reporter who was recently barred from doing ride-along coverage of another Republican gubernatorial candidate — state Rep. Robert Foster — unless she brought along a male colleague because he was worried it would look like he was having an affair.


Funny, I thought the Billy Graham Rule was to never utter your anti-semitism in public, just to Richard Nixon in the White House.
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:49 PM

 LFC, on 17 July 2019 - 04:13 PM, said:

Pence isn't the only sick little twisted Republican f*** who says he can't be alone with a woman. Bonus points for it blocking women from equal access to power.

I can see all sorts of fun in the workplace for snowflakes like him when he reports to a woman. And, yes, this also applies to the armed forces.
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