Pastor Rick™ Asks Obama for Religious Bigotry Carve-Out for Fed Contractors

IMG_0914You know, there’s a very simple solution should President Obama’s pending Executive Order disallow federal contractors whose religion requires them to hate on the LGBT: stop asking for, and receiving, federal money. Stop being a federal contractor, and discriminate to your heart’s content.

But, in the meantime — and in the penumbra of the very recent “narrow” Vatican III decision from Cardinal Alito — Pastor Rick™ Warren, whose history with this president has, um, precedence, has weighed in on the need for his federal contractor friends to be able to discriminate against Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender employees, clients, neighbors, and donors:

The pastor who caused an uproar from LGBT advocates when President Obama asked him to speak at his inauguration is now asking the president to exempt those with religious beliefs from an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people.

Rick Warren has joined forces with the head of Catholic Charities and others in asking President Obama to “include a religious exemption in your planned executive order addressing federal contractors and LGBT employment policies.” The Atlantic first reported on the letter earlier Wednesday.

I’m not sure who the letter is supposed to not “antagonize,” because I am. Antagonized.

Although The Atlantic reported that the person who organized the letter, Michael Wear, said that the letter is not “antagonistic,” he added that, following this week’s Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby, “the administration does have a decision to make whether they want to recalibrate their approach to some of these issues.”

Asked about the letter, White House spokesman Shin Inouye repeated a line from recent days when asked about the order, saying only, “I don’t have any details to share about the specifics of an Executive Order.”

SCOTUS decisions, even when called “narrow” by Cardinal Alito and his All-Male Revue, are only actually narrow if you’re wearing blinders. Those of us who aren’t wearing blinders can see its “startling breadth.”

Especially today.

Pastor Rick™, I’ve known federal contractors. And I can tell you that the only belief a federal contractor has isn’t religious at all — federal contractors only believe in more federal money. And if a federal contractor has to stop hating Teh Gays to get more, it will.

3 thoughts on “Pastor Rick™ Asks Obama for Religious Bigotry Carve-Out for Fed Contractors

  1. Teddy Post author

    What’s It All About Then

     
    Please continue to give us lots of tax money but God doesn’t want us to hire any gay people so don’t make us do that. Hate the sin and love the sinner and all that, but really hate the sinner too because we can’t possibly be in the same room as those people. And no worries, we’ll have no problem administering social programs with all of that sweet sweet tax money to all people equally, and by all we mean most, and by most we mean some, because have you seen most people? They’re just disgusting.

    Just keep sending the checks.

     
  2. ThingsComeUndone

    Rich er God next wants an exemption for Slavery hey its in the bible.
    5Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. 6Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. 7Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, 8because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.” http://biblehub.com/niv/ephesians/6.htm

  3. ThingsComeUndone

    Every word of the bible is literal and fundamentally true right? If so then you can’t be a good Christian and a good American and follow the U.S Constitution you can’t serve 2 masters the Fundy God and America. Time to make a new God?