Conservative Christians have made it clear that public health takes a backseat to public worship
So once again separation of church and state means that Christians get a 'privilege' that no one else gets? Of course this means that other religions would get the same 'privilege' but how many would want it? Or, maybe the Christians behind this want superspreader events at those other churches, but in their own Jesus will protect them.
I'm thinking this is actually all about virtue signalling to those trash people who moved to Floriduh for the express purpose of denying the pandemic happened.
"The right of every person to worship almighty God...."
Well, that tells you all you need to know right there. Not Buddha, not Loki, not The Great Spirit, and certainly not the Flying Spaghetti Monster. No, the only deity named and singled out for this honor is Almighty God. The rest of you heathens are out of luck.
This is Christian Privilege at its most barefaced.
The backlash to pandemic mitigation efforts is problematic but the bigger concern is the explosive growth in anti-vax stupidity. The growing number of parents refusing childhood vaccinations is fucking terrifying.
This sure sounds like a violation of the First Amendment to me. Once again we see Republicans trying to institutionalize Christian privilege. I have mixed feelings here. On the one hand it will have catastrophic effects on people who attend church in the face of a pandemic, but on the other, a lot of innocent people will get hurt through no fault of their own. The arrogance of true-believers is mind-numbing.
Once again, the Republican party demonstrates just how stupid they want to be ... and as it comes to that:
𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑝𝑖𝑑, 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑝𝑖𝑑 … 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑎𝑏 𝑚𝑎𝑦 𝑏𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑡.
I’m beginning to think that the Blood of Jesus they claim protects them is really their neighbors’ actual blood rather than the metaphorical blood Jesus lost on the cross.
I was going to say it was unfair that Ohio got to vote on their constitutional amendments before the cheating bastards in the legislature got to change it, but I guess I do get to vote on it. Hopefully the lag time between now and the vote will allow the goldfish brained republicans in our state to forget about the inconvenience of three years ago. But I won’t hold my breath.
We can hope that the state Supreme Court fixes our gerrymandering, but the legislature is not giving up their unwarranted power so easily. They did back down from their threats of impeachment for Justice Protasiewicz specifically for hearing the gerrymandering case, but I’m sure they’ve got another gambit in their pocket. They won’t let it go.
My state can be an embarrassment at times.
Sometimes I really dislike living in Wisconsin. Weed's still illegal, while it's legal in all the states around us (Thanks a lot, Tavern League of Wisconsin lobbyists). Can't replace our representatives because of gerrymandering. As you all probably know, they wanted to impeach the liberal justice that was just elected and seated on the state supreme court because she had the audacity to say during her campaign that our legislative maps are horribly gerrymandered and need to be redrawn. Yeah, that's WHY we voted for her, along with keeping our reproductive freedom instead of what the pre-Civil War legislature wanted, you dumbasses. And now the Christians want special treatment? Fuck. That. Shit.
P.S. I just got my Moderna COVID booster two days ago, against my all-of-a-sudden mRNA-skeptical PCP's wishes. She's under the impression that the vaccines caused me to grow extra parathyroid glands that decided to go haywire and needed removal. 🤦🏻♀️ "DON'T get any more vaccines because of all this (waves hands in the air vaguely) stuff you've had going on. The vaccines target the autoimmune system, and the thyroid is part of the autoimmune system." In my head I'm thinking, "One, it was my PARAthyroids. Serves a totally different purpose. One of my thyroid lobes had to be removed because of where the other gland was situated. You ARE reading my surgical report on the computer screen right now, are you not? Two, the thyroid is part of the ENDOCRINE system. Ugh!" I need a new PCP.
P.P.S. Time to upgrade to a paid subscription.
At this point, as far as I am concerned, they can all get sick and die.
I'm all for it, especially if the places become quarantine wards. But they'll never take that responsibility serious enough and just keep spreading the virus, mind and body.
OT - For the Frenchies amongst us
OT: For those who celebrate, happy Veterans Day to my fellow foxhole atheists.
And a happy Remembrance Day to those who do such things today.
You know, if you look at the data of who died from COVID, a majority of them come from red states.
Right wing governors opened back up too early, discouraging simple pre-vaccine measures like avoiding large crowds indoors and wearing a mask. Then the anti-vax stuff started and it got so much worse.
One data scientist I follow on Twitter even postulated that it might have helped Democrats win in closer state races in purple states like Arizona.
So if these people want to ignore science, they're only hurting themselves.
To any and all Rethuglikkkans in the Wisconsin Senate who voted for ths:
Should you become ill, do not seek medical treatment. It is obvious your God wants you to be sick. How dare you try to defy His Will.
🎵Jesus Christ Superspreader🎵
Prayers worked in 6th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th... centuries don't you know ? It's the 21th century satamunists who prevented god to help.
Not sure if this wants to make me laugh or cry.