David Barton Disciple Joining U.S. House Next Year Vows Holy War on Nonbelievers

War on Christmas

Georgia’s Republican soon-to-be Representative Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, who was endorsed by none other than David Barton, probably because Loudermilk repeats Barton verbatim at every opportunity, appeared on Washington Watch with Josh Duggar to tell Georgians that he will fight the good fight against people who think they have a right to ruin Christmas by not being Christians like everybody else. Yes, what Mikey Weinstein says of the military chaplaincy is true of the U.S. House of Representatives true, that it “has been transformed largely into a clearing-house for evangelizing zealous zombies”:

It used to be that Christmas used to be a time when everybody put their differences aside and came together…but just recently it seems like it’s gotten to the point where we have to defend the rights that are given to us to celebrate the birth of Christ and even just the celebration of Christmas has been under fire by the far left.

You can read between the lines here: What he is saying is that he misses the days when everybody was a Christian, or at least knew enough to pretend to be a Chrisitan. You know, before there were people in the Western World who were Muslims and Hindus and Pagans, to name just a few, when Jews knew to keep their heads down and atheists were wise enough to remain in the closet with J. Edgar Hoover.

This is a lot of hooey, obviously. Nobody is attacking anybody’s right to celebrate Christmas. Nobody has closed any churches. Nobody is entering anybody’s home to make sure no crèches are displayed or prayers spoken.

What is taking place recently is an expression by people who happen to not be Christian, or who think other people have the right to be not be Christian, to be free of the Christian celebration of this time of year as “the Christmas season.”

For during this time of year, fake Christians like Loudermilk want to force everybody else to be Christian too. No exceptions. You know, like the good old days when Jesus and his disciples sat around the Christmas tree and exchanged presents, and cavemen cavorted with their pet velociraptors in a game of polo, and when the Founding Fathers were digging frantically through the Bible for clues as to how to write the U.S. Constitution.

Yes. Those good old days. Those non-existent, never-happened good old days.

And this is the real war, if war there is: a campaign to shove Jesus as the reason for the season down our collective throats. Never mind the mountain of facts which prove this season originally had nothing to do with Jesus at all.

But Loudermilk insists that “Americans have kind of lost that spirit of American exceptionalism and pride in the nation.” And “lost their sense of hope.” He says, “I almost see America as George Bailey” of It’s A Wonderful Life.

There is some momentum that we haven’t seen in many years in this nation that people are just tired of political correctness, they’re tired of having their rights stepped upon and they’re ready for something different.

I think somebody has been eating some special holiday brownies.

The funny thing with Loudermilk citing Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, is that it is a liberal film embracing liberal values. In fact, it is so liberal that in 1947, the FBI considered the film to be communist propaganda:

To: The Director

D.M. Ladd

COMMUNIST INFILTRATION OF THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY

(RUNNING MEMORANDUM)

There is submitted herewith the running memorandum concerning Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry which has been brought up to date as of May 26, 1947….

With regard to the picture “It’s a Wonderful Life”, [redacted] stated in substance that the film represented rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a “scrooge-type” so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists.

>In addition, [redacted] stated that, in his opinion, this picture deliberately maligned the upper class, attempting to show the people who had money were mean and despicable characters. [redacted] related that if he made this picture portraying the banker, he would have shown this individual to have been following the rules as laid down by the State Bank Examiner in connection with making loans. Further, [redacted] stated that the scene wouldn’t have “suffered at all” in portraying the banker as a man who was protecting funds put in his care by private individuals and adhering to the rules governing the loan of that money rather than portraying the part as it was shown. In summary, [redacted] stated that it was not necessary to make the banker such a mean character and “I would never have done it that way.”

[redacted] recalled that approximately 15 years ago, the picture entitled “The Letter” was made in Russia and was later shown in this country. He recalled that in this Russian picture, an individual who had lost his self-respect as well as that of his friends and neighbors because of drunkenness, was given one last chance to redeem himself by going to the bank to get some money to pay off a debt. The old man was a sympathetic character and was so pleased at his opportunity that he was extremely nervous, inferring he might lose the letter of credit or the money itself. In summary, the old man made the journey of several days duration to the bank and with no mishap until he fell asleep on the homeward journey because of his determination to succeed. On this occasion the package of money dropped out of his pocket. Upon arriving home, the old man was so chagrined he hung himself. The next day someone returned the package of money to his wife saying it had been found. [redacted] draws a parallel of this scene and that of the picture previously discussed, showing that Thomas Mitchell who played the part of the man losing the money in the Capra picture suffered the same consequences as the man in the Russian picture in that Mitchell was too old a man to go out and make money to pay off his debt to the banker.

Well, we wouldn’t want to portray bankers in a negative light, would we?

It does not matter that Capra was a Republican who hated FDR and his New Deal, because as The New York Times tells us, his writers “generally ranged from New Deal Democrats to card-carrying Communists” – which, when you come to think of it – given his films are “parables of ordinary people forced to stand up against the greed and corruption of the rich and powerful” – explains a lot.

It is interesting that Republicans can see the film attacking their banker friends as some sort of “conservative manifesto,” but they do, and Glenn Beck is not the only one awash in that particular sea of self-delusion.

I’m not giving Loudermilk my cloak when he steals my coat. I’m a Heathen, not a follower of Jesus. But I am, in the shared spirit of holiday giving, willing to chip in to buy him a “plexiotomy” – that is, a procedure where a section of the abdomen is taken out and a piece of Plexiglas is inserted, so that people who have their heads up their backsides can see where they’re going.

Because that’s what the season is all about.

42 Replies to “David Barton Disciple Joining U.S. House Next Year Vows Holy War on Nonbelievers”

  1. Serious question. Do the people who elect these idiots have any idea of who they are sending to Washington to deal with REAL issues or are they mentally unstable?

  2. The good old days were when milk was pure, mild, and quiet. This milk is Louder than could possibly be wholesome.

  3. [redacted] stated that, in his opinion, this picture deliberately maligned the upper class, attempting to show the people who had money were mean and despicable characters.

    [redacted] stated that the scene wouldn’t have “suffered at all” in portraying the banker as a man who was protecting funds put in his care by private individuals and adhering to the rules governing the loan of that money rather than portraying the part as it was shown. In summary, [redacted] stated that it was not necessary to make the banker such a mean character and “I would never have done it that way.”

    [redacted] sure reminds me of a typical right wing Christian who seems to forget how much Jesus admired the bankers and the wealthy.

    Matthew 19:24Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.

    Matthew 21:12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves.

    Mark 10:25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

    Luke 18:25Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.

  4. They know exactly who they’re sending, believe me, I know plenty of people like that. They are just as delusional as the ones they send and they believe they are fighting for the lord.

    Onward Christian soldiers and all that other hogwash dontcha’ know.

  5. Sorry UncaJoe, but those passages have been redacted in the Republican bible, they only highlight passages that they can twist to fit their worldview.

  6. Well said. And perhaps [redacted] should take a gander at Matthew 25:35-45:

    35 For I was hungry…’
    37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry …thirsty …show you hospitality?…give you clothing?
    39 …visit you?’
    40 And the King will tell them, ‘I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
    41 “Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his demons!
    42 For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me…
    44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty … and not help you?’
    45 And he will answer, ‘I assure you, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.”

  7. My horrible right-wing past: Confessions of a one-time religious right icon

    I was a religious fanatic appealing to political leaders. Today, the fanatics are the political leaders
    Mark my words, the subtext to the GOP assault on us in 2016 will be religious extremism — again. And now it has a racist twist. Look at the right’s reaction to the events in Ferguson. Look at the continuing anti-Obama ugliness far past mere political difference. For the Republicans the next election won’t be about politics. it will be a holy war — again.
    http://www.salon.com/2014/12/24/my_horrible_right_wing_past_confessions_of_a_one_time_religious_right_icon/

  8. People like Barry Loudercrazyandscarymilk are the reason people like me don’t go to nor fel comfortable in churches ringing with sermons on hell’s fires.

  9. All this is, is a way to make sure church’s are not criticized just like the 501 groups and everything else sacred to the right. Set them up as martyrs and make sure they are safe from anyone looking in. This sets up religion as being able to do as it pleases in the future.

    Soon we will see laws protecting religion from being investigated for money handling and how it treats its loyal minions

    But this idiot will have few followers in congress. The rest know a court will shut them down

  10. Bring it ON you BuyBull thumping IDIOT!!!! Bring it the FRAK ON!! Religion IS the opiate of the masses and it’s one DRUG that I will never do.

  11. Last time I checked, we have freedom.of religion in this country. he’s been elected to not work and get paid for it, judging by pass gop led congresses.
    If he wants a jhad, I suggest he join ISIS, Al Queada, The Taliban, or any other extremists groups

  12. I agree. In a non-Presidential election the religious zealots vote en masse, and the Dems have a viral case of apathy.

  13. What frightens me is that Germany was so enlightened … right before the rise of the third Reich. Civilization can crumble so quickly.

  14. Germany was enlightened, but at the same time workers were paid daily in huge volumes of money that was worthless. The people were desperate

  15. vote on Christion soul-jerks fight the godly fight!! you go to church that pays no tax,give your welfare money to the pastor and he pays no tax and lives the high life he /she tells you will burn in hell if you reject their words and the more money you give the higher you climb out of that hell and get your wings what a sad life that must be but you can rejoice for you will go to heaven!! but lets get serious ! be your own god think about the person you vote for not your belief’s we as a country are not ruled by your gods law man is ruled by mans law

  16. I tried to copy the picture but couldn’t so I’ll have to type this out. I got it from my Facebook news feed. From the conservative Bible:

    You were hungry and thirsty, so I eliminated funding for Meals on Wheels and food banks.

    You were a stranger, so I vilified you and demanded that you be deported.

    You were naked, so I called you an evil liberal who hated conservative family values.

    You were sick, so I repealed your only hope for health care.

    You were in prison, so I tortured you.

    Matthew 25:31-46

  17. The Tealibangelicals will be just as dangerous as any of those you mentioned if they ever get any real power. They are a clear and present danger to America.

  18. “Christians like everybody else”?

    WTF? Since WHEN?

    This Country is GREAT because we allow people to Decide for THEMSELVES what religion to follow.

    That Also includes following NO Religion at all.

  19. This is a good read

    Christmas Exceptionalism

    “Biblical theologian” Scott Hahn, author of Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does) (2014), doing a book tour interview with Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO in that curious style of hers, where she always seems to be working backwards, taking a prepared text and interpolating questions into it:
    Read More
    http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-exceptionalism.html#more

  20. Ah Christmas. The celebration of a man that railed against materialism and money changers, sponsored 100% by materialism and money changers.

    The believe like we believe or else you’re going down crowd need to be kicked out of our government ASAP. That means Democrats MUST vote in 2016….or else!

  21. I thought the War on Christmas ended when the GOP/TP and Fox News found out that Sanata was giving out free stuff and entering the country illegaly.

  22. Loudermilk and Gordon Klingenschmit (R, CO) are learning the Congressional men’s room foot tap system right now…

  23. It’s going to be a terminal case of apathy for the Democratic party if we can’t convince the non-voters of the importance of every single election from dogcatcher to president.

  24. People like Barry Loudermilk live in a black and white world where all the roads are one-way and thinks that forcing others, or their kids, to believe what they believe that they’re doing them a favor, while preaching about treating others well while acting like they’re the exception to what they preach when they accuse others of doing wrong for simply having different beliefs that harms no one.

  25. My question is this, where do these people get the funding to even run for office? Why people elect them is beside the point. Is there some kind of aptitude test one should take before contacting the state supervisor of elections before attempting to get on the ballot?

    We need to do some kind of national test and choose our officials by lottery if they are fit for the job, and leave the faith out of it. Logic for the masses!

  26. Deviations from his white guy euro-Jesus will not be tolerated!!!!
    Violators will be burned at the stake. Or drawn and quartered. Tortured, of course.

    Euro-Christianity is all about the torture parts.

    Which is why people fled Europe for America. Escape from religious wars.

    The authors of the Constitution, and the men voting on it, knew the horrors of mixing Church and State.

  27. Sigh!!! These people only know one thing. Violence and plenty of it. By the way, I absolutely love the snowflakes. Kudos.

  28. Unfortunately, these people have convinced themselves that the Founding Fathers were devout Christians. Their thinking works like this:

    “IF Jesus is the son of God, THEN it follows…”

    “If the Founding Fathers were devout Christians, THEN it follows…”

    You notice the assumptions. No investigation into how true those assumptions are. Clearly, if the Founding Fathers were devout Christians then the Constitution must be a Christian document, etc, etc. I don’t know how they can read the thing and still think that. Some are simply dishonest, but some, I’m sure, really do think that, based on my personal experiences with Religious Right extremists.

    I don’t know who it was now, and I don’t wish to offend genuine Christians, but somebody once said that anyone who can convince themselves one person is three people (the trinity) can convince themselves of anything

  29. I have fun watching my evangelical family members twisting themselves in knots trying to explain the holy trinity, they usually end up frustrated and angry.

    I always ask them, how can Jesus be his own son and the holy ghost be a spirit, but they’re actually one.

    When I tell them that one reason why Muslims call Christians infidels is because their shared god says there is only one god, not three. That is when they try to explain the trinity, it really is comical.

  30. The only difference between those who follow this belief and Islamic State movement is they get away killing all who don’t believe, given a chance some in the US probably would advocate the same.

  31. It’s not “the left” that has a problem with trying to install some state-sponsored religion…IT’S THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF.

    Maybe they should try reading the Constitution if they’re going to spout off about it. That and a good, long look in the mirror might do them some good…though I doubt it.

  32. Hitler WOULD be right at home with the religious right wing rabidly RACIST, Homophobic Christo-Fascists of Present Day American Re-PIG-Lican Tea Bagger politicians and those who support them.

  33. It’s the main reason why St Ronnie of the Rayguns cut funding for mental health issues–he was trying to expand the field of potential repube candidates. It’s worked too. /s

  34. Bitch…bitch…bitch! The way Loudermilk complains you’d think someone was pulling the turkey leg outta his mouth.

  35. they don’t LIKE this country anymore, have decided to change it into something closer to IRAN…. we must stop them

  36. Not likely. They’ve got to get Israel back into all of its “historical” borders and the temple rebuilt. Then they can manipulate god into bringing on the apocalypse. (Not my preferred theology).

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