“If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us back out?” –Will Rogers
Did I miss something here? Again? I must be dense. But … I’m fairly sure I can find kosher hot dogs (and Jewish rye to go with them) in most any grocery store in the United States. Wouldn’t that, by this dude’s logic, prove we’re a Jewish nation? And how about Quaker oats? Sure hope we’re not a Quaker nation — I’d look really dumb in those hats … or do their women wear bonnets? That’s even worse. And I can also buy English muffins, Greek yogurt, Polish sausage, Italian bread, Russian dressing, Colombian coffee, and French ffries. It’s a wonder we don’t get international indigestion! Even if we’re just talking bacon, I bet I can find Canadian bacon, too!What the hell does any of that prove?
Oh sure, it mostly just reminds us there’s nothing so stupid someone won’t say it. Out loud, and in public. I (almost!) accept that. What mystifies me is how many folks you can get to listen to such total nonsense. And how many will even send the stupidity-spouters money. I wanted to call this post ‘This Little Piggy Ought to Stay Home … and Shut the Fuck Up’ — but it was too long. And maybe too subtle. Sigh. If we would stop feeding all this vicious, crazy, stupid shit, maybe it would go away. If only.
TEA-vangelical Nutjob: Bacon Served in Restaurants Means America is a Christian Nation
Americans Against the Tea Party * September 16, 2014
Posted by: John Prager
On his radio show last Monday, right-wing embarrassment to humanity Bryan Fischer offered complete, definitive proof that America is a Christian nation: Delicious bacon, which he claims would not be sold in America if it was not a Christian nation.
Apparently unaware that not all Jews and Muslims abstain from pork, Fischer said:
“You want one single item of proof that America is a Christian nation and not a Jewish nation and not an Islamic nation? One single bit of proof is all you need: we freely allow restaurants and grocery stores to sell and to serve bacon. That can only happen in a Christian country.”
Fischer used flat-out lies as “evidence” of his claim, saying that “you can’t get bacon” in Israel. While it is true that many major chains are kosher or halal, and do not sell pork products, GlobalPost notes that:
“The fact of the matter is that it is not that difficult to buy pork in Jerusalem. Most supermarkets in the city, including the large chains, are either kosher or halal, and thus do not carry the product. But between the secular, native-born Muslims and Jews, Christians, the local tribe of internationals, and Russian Jews who lost many kosher habits during 70 years under communism, a significant number of consumers hanker after the rosy meat.”
Fischer cited a three-year-old incident as further “proof” of his ridiculous assertion that the sale of pork products somehow “proves” the United States is a “Christian” nation, in which an Australian Muslim KFC employee was punished for being disrespectful to a customer who asked for bacon.
“So the sheer fact that we freely allow the sale and consumption of bacon,” Fischer explained, “is absolute proof that we are, in fact, a Christian nation.”
Of course, having never actually read his Bible, Fischer is somehow unaware that, technically, Christians are prohibited from eating pork as well.
Leviticus 11:7-8 reads:
“And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he [is] unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they [are] unclean to you.”
Of course, the New Covenant wipes away any criticism God had of bacon and other pork products, Fischer may argue. However, as he chooses to follow Leviticus 20:13, he necessarily must follow the rest of the book…right?
All in all, this is a ridiculous argument, as Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same god — the disagreements lie in interpretations of books written by flawed human beings, amended many times over the years for political purposes.
Watch Fischer give what could possibly be the most moronic argument for America’s supposed Christianity, below:
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