Friday, April 1, 2016

Irony Deficit Disorder (IDD) is no joke.

Hey, remember when the Georgia legislature tried to pass that religious liberty bill? And then Governor Deal vetoed it? You don't? It was like, earlier this week. Well they did and he did and he said it because the bill was bullshit, not because Disney threatened to stop filming movies in the peach state.
It's the Hollywood of the South! If Hollywood was
muggy, uncomfortably polite and like, super-homophobic.
Because if there's one thing a tense
situation in a packed stadium needs
it's the possibility of cross-fire... 
Deal made a statement about how discrimination is not the Georgian way and crazy laws like this make the entire south look bad. It was pretty good, and a surprisingly stand-up move for a Republican. Yup, I went there. Look, I'm not trying to be a dick, but can you think of anyone else in the GOP who isn't in the news right now for saying or doing something misogynistic, racist, gaycist, anti-muslim, anti-poor or just straight-up dangerous? Possibly about how we should all carry more guns into crowded convention centers? No? You can't? Ok then.

Anyway, the loons are popping up now and accusing Deal, Disney and the other companies who threatened to pull out of Georgia of waging war on Christianity. Holy shit, yes we're hearing about this again. 
Because everything is the goddamn Crusades with these people...
Welcome to Disneyland, please renounce
your God and have your ticket ready.

“It’s striking that the day after Easter, churches in Georgia are told their freedoms are not that important to protect. It’s clear that corporate giants like Apple, Disney, NCAA, Intel have finally come out of the closet and declared public war on the religious freedom of clergy and religious schools...Will Disney now ban you from wearing a cross outside your shirt at their parks..." 

"No, I can't hear the absurdly hypocritical
things I say. It's a serious medical condition."
Wait, he's afraid that Disney might use religion as a basis to refuse service? Does he not see the problem with saying something like that while in the same breath-wait, no, of course he doesn't. Anyway, he went on to say: 

"This is how extreme the attacks now are on religious freedom, it’s a zero tolerance policy for religious freedom.”

-Jonathan Saenze, noted
advocate for the irony-deaf

Pictured: the President of Texas values
in the broader, more abstract sense.
First of all, I should probably clarify that Jonathan Saenze is not the president of Texas values in the literal sense. Like, people in Texas are not legally required to ask his opinion before working on the sabbath or listening to the rock and roll. He's the president of Texas Values, a conservative website dedicated to complaining about how persecuted Evangelicals are what with them not getting their way all the time. Secondly, did you catch the part about corporations 'coming out of the closet'? God, what an asshole.

And lastly, how in the name of mighty fuck is vetoing a bill that gives Georgian bigots carte-blanc to treat gay people like shit the same thing as a 'zero tolerance policy for religious freedom'? Religion is not a 'get out of baking a gay weeding cake free' card.
"Faster damnit, faster! Before Jesus sees!"

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