Black Jeezus’ News Quickies

Here’s an article from the New Yorker spelling out, in livid detail, why Mike Huckabee is an insufferable asshole who is unfit to run anything except the local imaginary bake sale (which, as a pastor, he already kinda does).

Here’s one particularly telling excerpt:

But Huckabee doesn’t just want to leave things the way they are; he wants to change the Constitution to specifically prohibit gay people from getting married. He has called homosexuality “sinful and unnatural” and is fond of amusing audiences with the witticism “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”

In case you missed that, Huckabee wants to amend the Constitution, citing two fictional characters. Yea. A real intellectual, this guy.

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Speaking of Adam and Eve, apparently the BioLogos Foundation hasn’t heard the news. (Also check out Jerry Coyne’s response to this nonsense)

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It’s like an ice-cream truck on water!

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How badly do you want to punch this woman?

For context: she’s speaking in response to Spartanburg Mayor Junie White proclaiming June 19th to be LGBT Pride Day.

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Pakistani officials are calling for an investigation into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and are even petitioning for his death.

Anyone want to guess why?

Why else?

According to the paper, Section 295-C of the penal code reads: “Use of derogatory remark etc, in respect of the Holy Prophet, whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable for fine.”

That’s in their fucking penal code.

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That last story reminds me of a quote from Karl Popper:

If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.

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