Note To Evangelical Republicans: This Is America, Love It Or Leave It

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The idea of nationalism is a person’s belief or ideology that involves identifying with and becoming attached to one’s home country, or simply put it is national identity. Although related, patriotism is often contrasted with national identity or nationalism in that it involves conditioning and personal behaviors that support one’s home nation regardless that nation’s policies, actions, and decisions. In this country, there is one segment of the population that is neither nationalistic or patriotic because they despise America, its laws, and its founding document and law of the land.

Over the past six-and-a-half years, it has become glaringly apparent that there is a segment of the population that deserves to hear that Republican mantra that if they do not love America then they should vacate the country. Of course, Republicans loyal to anti-American billionaires like the Koch brothers and corporations have certainly revealed that there is nothing about America they love or they would not crusade tirelessly to destroy the government. However, there is another conservative group, also Republicans, that have demonstrated their abject loathing of America and it is time for unpatriotic, un-American, Constitution-hating religious Republicans to get out America and stay out.

Evangelical Republicans hate America with religious passion because the Founding Fathers and Constitution’s Framers did not create a Christian theocracy governed by biblical dogmata. In fact, the religious right has indicated in thousands of ways that not only do they hate America, they hate the Constitution even more in great part due to its guarantee of equal, civil, and due process rights for all Americans. Now it appears that the American flag is under attack from evangelicals. No matter one’s political affiliation, there is nothing that elicits greater outrage from Republicans, and most Americans for that matter, than disrespecting the American flag.

One form of disrespecting the American flag, and violating 4 U.S. § 7, is flying a flag, any flag, above the American flag like a Baptist preacher did in Cleveland County North Carolina. The evangelical bigot, Pastor Rit Varriale, was sending an evangelical message that his kind are very, very angry that the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Constitution’s equal and civil rights guarantees apply to all Americans. To make his point, and reveal his hatred of America, Varriale raised a “Christian” flag above the American flag to show his blatant disrespect for the Stars and Stripes, America, the Constitution, and the rule of law.

In a rant on his website the Baptist bigot railed against LGBT Americans, the Constitution, the Supreme Court and America, the “home of the cowards” and called on Christians to  “Stand up to the courts! The bravest thing Christians can do today is stand up to the Supreme Court of the United States and say, ‘No!‘” As an aside, the Christian bible mandates that good Christians “obey the government authorities,” but since neo-Christians hate America there is no reason to expect them to acknowledge the government’s, or Constitution’s, authority and it is why they have to leave, form their own theocracy; there are plenty in the Middle East.

The North Carolina preacher is not alone in hating a non-theocratic America. In Louisiana a state Supreme Court Justice claimed in a ruling that he is not obligated to follow the United States Supreme Court’s decision founded on the Founding Fathers’ intent that the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land. The justice, Jefferson D. Hughes, III, wrote that he cannot, and will not, follow the Constitution and inferred that LGBT people are child molesters in a case involving an adoption he said “is a most troubling prospect” because it was an “adoption by same sex partners of a young child of the same sex” even though that is not the case.

Republican governors have displayed their disdain for America and its Constitution by labeling the High Court’s ruling “judicial tyranny” and the Obergefell v. Hodges decision incited Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to issue an emergency executive order preemptively protecting evangelicals who are intent on violating the Constitution and Supreme Court ruling. Part of Brownback’s executive order was all for show, and likely to distract attention from his catastrophic economic actions, but it also sets up Kansas for myriad lawsuits and court battles based on the bible as the law of the land; lawsuits and court battles evangelical Brownback will never win. What religious right Republicans like Brownback, Scott Walker, Piyush Jindal, and Texas AG Ken Paxton reveal is not their Christian bona fides, but their sheer hatred of America that they are unable to transform into a Christian theocracy. Obviously, since they do not love America, it is time for the lot of them to leave it.

This un-American, and pro-theocracy, movement is not reserved to evangelical clergy and Republican governors, legislators, and presidential candidates. In Decatur County, Tennessee, the entire county clerk’s office resigned en masse to protest the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land “for the glory of god.” The elected county clerk, and staff, said the Constitution is wrong “because it goes against the bible and everything god intended it to be.” But the Christian bible is not the law of the land, the United States Constitution is; “exactly as the Founding Fathers intended it to be.”

The religious right and their “onward Christian soldier” mentality has been anti-America and anti-Constitution since Ronald Reagan opened the theocratic floodgates and gave them keys to govern by theocracy. The level of rage in the evangelical movement is borne of having a high measure of success in inserting their bastardized version of Christianity into government without opposition, and with tax exemption. It is telling that when the Supreme Court gave evangelical employers the right to control women’s reproductive rights, the religious right cheered wildly. When the same Papal-5 on the High Court deconstructed the religious clauses of the 1st Amendment and allowed sectarian (Christian) prayers at government meetings, the evangelical right were ecstatic.

However, when the High Court ruled that all Americans were guaranteed equal, civil, and due process rights in the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, the anti-America and anti-Constitution hatred erupted as expected. Why? Because the Constitution is the law of the land and the Court ruling affirmed that, at least for now, America is not a Christian theocracy and as Founding Father John Adams stated, it is not in any way a Christian nation.

During the 1960s when millions of Americans protested against the Viet Nam War, and seeing their sons and daughters, brothers and fathers, sent to die, conservatives and Republicans adopted the mantra, “America, love it or leave it.” Nearly forty years later when Americans protested another senseless war of convenience in Iraq because their loved ones were being sent to die, Republicans and conservatives accused them of “not supporting the troops, supporting the terrorists, being unpatriotic,” and resurrected the sixties’ mantra, “America, love it or leave it.”

Now because the nation’s highest Court confirmed that the United States Constitution is the law of the land, and applies equally to all Americans, religious Republicans and evangelical bigots have shown they hate everything about America. It is time, and long overdue, for all Americans that love the American flag and everything it stands for, and the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land to tell religious Republicans and evangelical maniacs that this is “America; love it or leave it.” For many, many Americans, the idea of evicting evangelicals and religious Republicans with their false “Christian” flag from a country they hate with religious passion is not a silly mantra; it is a very serious demand.

22 Replies to “Note To Evangelical Republicans: This Is America, Love It Or Leave It”

  1. Good Idea,
    Parts of this country were settled by Christians who did not like the government where they were and chose to move to the unknown New England part of North America (1620). When Mormon Christians disliked the government in the east they moved first to IL then to Utah.
    There is precedent for Christians moving out of governments where they felt oppressed. The right wing bigots of today do not have the guts to do it. They are not seeking religious freedom. They seek domination of others!

  2. I once had a customer of ours tell me quite vehemently that I and ALL Atheists should either be shot in the head, hung by the neck, put in prison or be expelled from the country, either or all he said would suit him. THIS…from a man who claims that he was ” saved by the blood of Jesus Christ” and he was “Born Again” and all the other screeds that they wail. When I pressed him with logic and common sense he visibly was quite shaken by his own hypocrisy but to this day still believes his own words. These people MUST have their power removed and voices silenced by totally ignoring them AND removing them from our media. Jim knows better than to debate me anymore. ANY thing that these people bring to the table can be soundly defeated by LOGIC! and TRUTH!

  3. They think that its legal to re-write America’s Constitution to fit their misguided interpretation of the Bible incorporated into the Constitution. No wonder they want to get rid of SCOTUS.

  4. And these idiot xtians are still too stupid to realize they are totally being played and misled by the repugs and faux news.

    Maybe they can all go up to Alaska, I read somewhere they have churches on just about every street corner. We all know Sarah Barracuda would welcome them…because they are the “real Americans”.

  5. I don’t see any difference between them and ISIS/ Al Queada/ The Taliban, KKK, skin heads…. All are ran by men, black, Brown, white, who use fear and violence. They all also use scripture and the Koran, which they twist to meet their own ideology, to proclaim their patriotism.

    Neither wants an educated public. Hate females, and don’t practice what they preach while proclaiming bell and examination to everybody else.

    Freedom of speech is ok as long as it is their ideology being spoken. The Republicans have the Confederate Flad, the other groups have their own flags, and care more about their flags rights, than human rights.

    All make me want to puke!!

  6. I hope you told him that according to the words of his own Lord and Savior, he was going to get a kick in the ass and get booted over to the left-hand lane on Judgement Day for having judged others and advocating violence.

  7. Maxie2014~

    I don’t agree they hate all women. They hate all women who don’t bow to their theory of how women should be though. As long as she’s a “Palin” type- (you know ignorant and pathetic) they’ll prop her up as an example for what all women should be. I’m happy to not live up to their expectations of what a woman should be. Ever notice how they hate women with brains? They hate Hillary and they HATE Elizabeth Warren.

    What they hate most though, is that women are no longer slaves to biology and don’t need a man to survive. Now that we can work and have ways of preventing a pregnancy from happening or continuing, we have the same freedom men have ALWAYS enjoyed…and they hate that. And many of them-it’s what their religion teaches them to do.

  8. Texas is already rewritting text books to include Mosas as a founding father and this country was based on his democratic form of government philosophy.

    I have a fear of being senile in my wheelchair in a care facility and being the only intelligent one amongst the many young caregivers.

  9. religion was designed to keep the feeble minded under control, kept stupid and scared shitless.

    god and jesus are fictional characters just like santa claus, the tooth fairy and the easter bunny.

    The holy BABBLE is not part of the US constitution and does NOT trump civil laws.
    If you want a theocracy, MOVE TO IRAN.

    Oh and the Earth is BILLIONS of years old and is ROUND.

  10. America was not meant to be a Christian Nation, despite the reinventors of History have to say today.

    America is not meant to be a Theocracy, and I’m damned tired of one group of religious nutters after another coming here and trying to make it so.

    I’ve had quite enough of that kind of shit when I was in Saudi Arabia, courtesy of the Military.

    Agreed- don’t like it? Leave. Hell, Texas Secession looks better and better…

  11. @Moongrim, you’re 100% correct! but heres the problem, republicans just aren’t very bright people! they’re typically LIZARD brain drones! I’m SORRY! but it’s the truth! republicans are typically very lazy! they typically depend on third hand information! and their source are ALWAYS from conservative media! republicans don’t believe in researching $HIT for themselves! because if they actually picked up a history book, they’d realize that the vast majority of the founding fathers were, humanist, deist or just plain atheist!! how do I know?? I read up on the founding fathers and religion DECADES AGO, for pete sake!! go read what Jefferson said about religion!!! but these damn DUMBAS$ RIGHT WINGERS won’t research ANYTHING for themselves!! they’d rather sit around the damn boob tube like little children and let uncle bill o’reilly tell them bedtime stories!! republicans are lazy lizard brain creatures!! that’s why I don’t suffer those fools for very long!!

  12. Well, fortunately if they choose to leave, they won’t be crossing the 49th parallel. We’ve had same sex marriage here since 2005! Hahaha! Maybe there’s a backwater state in darkest Africa where they’ll feel more at home, except I wouldn’t wish these hateful, bigoted morons on any other nation.

  13. As I said above, there is ample precedent for Christians to move out of a country in which they feel persecuted. There is no precedent in Christianity for oppressed Christians to try to end the oppression through involvement in politics or though violence such as war or the kind of terrorism we see perpetrated in Jesus’ name against African Americans.

    These bigots do not have the courage of the Puritans or the Mormons. They do have the courage of the white robe and the torch in the night.

  14. Ok you’ve gone too far. I live in Alaska and yes, we have a lot of churches. Two bars to every church though. People, up here in Anchorage, are finally catching on to our own little right winged bigoted southern baptist preacher. Plus we have Sarah, haven’t we suffered enough?????

  15. If we continue to let them get their way and in which they have slowly for the past 100+ years and especially for the past 30+ years – well “Dark Ages” here we come.

  16. Isn’t that what Romney’s grandfather did? When his religious values clashed with our country’s values, he moved to Mexico.

  17. Frankly, I’m sick and tired of the “tail wagging the dog.” This country has been ruled by the minority for too long. There are a lot of reasons, which we all know, but this has to stop. These people are breaking the law, and committing treason in my opinion, and there are never any consequences. Their non-profit status needs to be revoked immediately. At least, the trumpster is being hit where it hurts in the pocketbook, and that is the only thing that gets their attention. For Arlene, I grant you $arah the Grifter is your cross to bear, but I am stuck with Mike The Huckster and The Traiter also known as Tom Cotton. I guess we can commiserate together!

  18. One thing that throws the people who believe America is a Christian nation is the fact that many of America’s founders were not Christians but were Deists. And the Treaty of Tripoli, which was started in the George Washington administration and ratified during the administration of John Adams, clearly states “As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion . . .” ( http://deism.com/deistamerica.htm )

    Hopefully there will be a revolution in religion based on our innate God-given reason and Deism as the American founder and Deist Thomas Paine called for in The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition.

    Progress! Bob Johnson
    http://www.deism.com

  19. When you allowed religion to deny women constitutional protections affirmed under Roe v. Wade, you opened the door to all kinds of tyranny. “First, they came for the social unionists…’

  20. §175. Position and manner of display

    The flag, when carried in a procession with another flag or flags, should be either on the marching right; that is, the flag’s own right, or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line.
    (a) The flag should not be displayed on a float in a parade except from a staff, or as provided in subsection (i) of this section.
    (b) The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle or of a railroad train or a boat. When the flag is displayed on a motorcar, the staff shall be fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right fender.
    (c) No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America, except during church services conducted by naval chaplains at sea, when the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for the personnel of the Navy. No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any ot…

  21. Check out ‘Borderlanders”, those who came over from Europe in the third wave, & settled in the South & Southwest, after ‘jumping’ over the areas inhabited by the first 2 waves…it is very enlightening.

    I can usually tell a rightwinger by looking at them, with a 90-95% accuracy, since they all seem to be descended from 8 or 10 bloodlines…

    If these people do not like our laws, they can self-deport!

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