What Would Jesus Whine About?

16 Apr 2012 06:59 pm
Posted by: Donna

“For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” Philippians 1:29

Many conservatives have a remarkable knack for managing to be insufferably whiny even when they’re gloating over victories. Cathi Herrod of Center for Arizona Policy is a perfect example of this. Per her latest “5 Minutes for Families” post:

Through the hard work of the CAP team, our friends at the Legislature, and YOUR support, we experienced some very significant success this week.

So there’s the gloating. And then the whining:

A Word About Our Opponents

During floor debates this week, legislators opposed to CAP-supported bills stood up to openly attack CAP and imply that legislators are blindly following our lead. Nothing could be further from the truth. We heard several recycled feminist rants about the abortion issue. You can listen to these rants here. First, I ask you to remember to pray for those who stand in opposition – that they would see the merits of these issues. Second, I ask you to commit now to engaging this election season. I have no doubt that the common sense bills on CAP’s legislative agenda reflect the core values of a strong majority of Arizonans. This vocal, fired-up minority, however, stands ready to “take back the Legislature” and go to battle this election season. Perseverance through prayer and action is necessary to maintain the breakthroughs for foundational principles that we’ve been able to accomplish these last few years.

Waaaaah. Well, no one promised Cathi that doing the Lord’s work would be easy. Herrod often says that “family values” Christians like herself shouldn’t have to confine their faith to the four walls of the church. They should be able to put their faith in the public square. But it’s obvious that this public square Cathi and her crew pine for isn’t a place where the members of the public would be permitted to criticize or debate their ideas. Unfortunately for these would-be theocrats, we aren’t yet a theocracy where they can just impose their dictates on the peons and have done with it. But that doesn’t mean they haven’t been fantastically successful with the strategies they do have at their disposal – dishonest propaganda, intense pressure on legislators, and whining that they’re being persecuted for their religious beliefs if anyone dares to challenge their agenda. And then whining louder when they’re winning because people outside their circle scorn their actions instead of applauding them. You know, just like the Savior did.


  1. Comment by Mike Slater on April 17, 2012 5:12 pm

    Would you liberals like some cheese with that whine?

  2. Comment by Timmys Cat on April 18, 2012 1:06 pm

    Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
    With the cross of Jesus going on before.
    Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
    Forward into battle see His banners go!

    Ha! I say ha!
    St. Cathi of the Ovaries knows what God wants. She knows what His
    main concern is!
    Lady parts!
    Too also Our Lady of the Fallopians knows that Jesus is intolerant, rigid, and obsessed. Why else would He command her to act the way she does?!!11 ??1
    No answer, libuuuuraaalll?

    Hey Cathi, you’ve had two children. How come not more? Divine or prescription intervention? Insured? You have no problem wanting other women to have to explain their birth control needs. Why don’t you be a shining example and inspire us
    with yours?

    Howzzabout you Debbie (little cathi) Lesko? Ever use the state insurance plan to pay for birth control? Hmmmmm? Catholics paid some of the taxes that help support it. Opt out? Walmart?

  3. Comment by Michael Powers on April 18, 2012 9:37 pm

    “…pray for those who stand in opposition.”

    Sooo, you’re praying for people to…what? Lose their ability to think rationally? To cease caring about personal freedom, and right to privacy?

    It’s a free country. One of those freedoms is the right to delude oneself. I do wish they’d keep it to themselves, though. It’s creepy.

  4. Comment by Timmys Cat on April 19, 2012 9:06 am

    Hmmmmm, just found an article
    that brings up something I hadn’t even thought of.

    As the religious right pushes its anti-gay, anti-women’s reproductive rights, anti-science, pro-profit agenda nationally and in state capitals across the nation and wins, that high is a sweet fix for the addicted. It gives them a comforting feeling of relief that they’re really right, okay, worthwhile, and acceptable.……….

    Yet, if we’re going to think clearly about the right-wing juggernaut’s use of religion, and not function as its enablers, we must realize that we’re dealing with an addict. Right-wing political-religious fundamentalism can destroy us too if we’re like the dependent spouse who protects, defends, and covers up for the family drunk.

    Addiction! This was like a light flicking on. It does explain a lot of these zealots behaviour. Always needing more and more. Justification, denial, projection and feelings of persecution, all classic active addiction thought patterns.

    Hope this works, good read.


    (Does my last paragraph remind you of a certain recently resigned lege member?)

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