Michele Bachmann Says God Will Do Us Like Sodom, But the Real Threat is Republicans

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Michele Bachmann was on “Understanding the Times with Janet Markell” this weekend and back up to her old tricks, saying very bad things about “Barack Obama’s dangerous policies.” You know, like saving America after the GOP ran it into the ground in 2008. Oh wait, no, she was upset about gay people:

The world is literally burning around us, but rather than deal with real problems, Republicans can’t let go of their hatred for gay people. And so, pulling out an old Republican trope, and keeping with an underlying theme of the so-called Values Voter Summit, Bachmann misrepresented the case of Biblical Sodom, which Religious Right types like to present as a case of God punishing gay people:

When we raise our fist to a holy God and say that we are going to redefine marriage, we are going to be okay with paying a Planned Parenthood to cut up innocent baby parts and sell them for research, that clearly is a problem and as we have seen God render judgment in the days of Noah, in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah and so forth throughout history, what the prophets have told every generation is that there is a just God and the people must repent and turn to him. So too in this day of wickedness in our own culture, we need to do the same. We need to repent and we need to confess because a holy Savior is coming to save us and redeem us from this sin-sick world.

My God! (no pun intended) Bachmann’s God spread more unborn baby parts all over the place than any other being in history. The Bible is full of God-ordered multiple abortions, as I have pointed out here before. I will recap a few favorites for you:

2 Kings 15:16: “He [Menahem, king of Israel] sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.”

Genesis 38:24: Tamar is pregnant. This is found out only 3 months later, proof she had been bumping uglies with somebody. She is a widow. So since she is pregnant, she must be a prostitute, right? We know how this works out in right-wing morality. Her father-in-law orders her to be burned alive, which of course includes burning the fetus alive. Twin fetuses, in fact. No problems there. Toast the little suckers! Then this dirty old man finds out he is in fact the father and changes his mind about crisping them. There is no indication that the fetuses are people or that there is anything wrong morally with murdering them in the womb. Fundamentalists make a big deal about killing “innocent unborn babies” but the fetuses here as elsewhere obviously carry no guilt but are killed or sentenced to die anyway.

Numbers 5:12-31: It is perfectly permissible to put a curse on a woman – if the husband believes she has been adulterous – that will result in miscarriage in the event of her guilt.

Numbers 31:17-18: “Now, kill all the boys. And kill every women who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.”

And God’s most blatant anti-woman attack:

Hosea 13:15-16: “I will have no compassion…the people of Samaria…will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashes to the ground; their pregnant women ripped open.”

I wrote here last year at this time, in response to Jessa Duggar,

[F]rom the perspective of Jewish Law, the Law of Moses – those laws that God himself wrote – we are not murdering infants. The ancient Jews did not count infants as people, let alone fetuses: Leviticus 27:6 puts a monetary value on children, but only when they reach one month of age, and in Numbers 3:15 a census counts only those one month old and above. In the Old Testament, fetuses and children under a month old are not people.

In the Mishnah a fetus becomes a person only when “the greater part of the head” has emerged from the womb and it clearly states that the life of the mother has priority over the life of the fetus.

Furthermore, in Exodus 21:22-25 we are told that if a man accidentally kills a pregnant woman, he is guilty of murder. Tellingly, if only the fetus dies (miscarriage) he is not guilty of murder. The fetus is not a human being in Jewish Law. God (who is said to be the author of this law) nowhere condemns or bans the killing of fetuses.

No doctored Planned Parenthood video, or even Carly Fironia’s fantasies, could match these images.

And Sodom! Egads.

The only problem here for Bachmann is that God didn’t nail Sodom for “homosexuality” but because the folks in Sodom were acting like Republicans.

This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her sisters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but they did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty, and did abominable things before me. (Ezekiel 16:49-50).

So assuming there is a God, and if he acts like YHWH in the Old Testament, he could well nail America, but not for the reasons Bachmann has stated. Far more likely is man nailing his own planet. Republicans have a solid start on it, and they’d rather condemn gays than admit to global warming.

32 Replies to “Michele Bachmann Says God Will Do Us Like Sodom, But the Real Threat is Republicans”

  1. When you read tirades like Bachmann’s, you can see why so many Christo-Republicans insist those CMP videos are authentic.

    They’re not lying. They just have a completely different sense of reality. Or should I say “reality.”

  2. I wouldn’t bring up this particular bible passage as an example of morality if I were her.

    The “good guy”, Lot, pretty much offers up his daughters for a good old-fashioned gang banging, and then later in the story gets hammered and has his way with them. Ew!

    I’ll take the sodomites any day of the week. Is it JUST me, or do Republicans seem more fascinated by gay sex than anybody else?

  3. Of course, if you point these things out to conservatives (as I often have) they tell you that you don’t really understand the Bible, without explaining how abortion is not abortion

  4. 2 Samuel 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

  5. …I kind o’ noticed this HH; that’s the primary reason half my family does NOT communicate with me anymore.

  6. Mescal you do know the bible is nothing but a book of jewish fairy tales don’t you? And your loving god will sentence you to an eternity of brimstone and fire for breaking one of his 10 laws unless you repent and then you can do what you like. But he loves you,he loves you and he needs money so dig deep.What a crock of bullshit but if it helps you sleep at night.

  7. What I’ve always wondered is why God would “destroy” America because of abortion, but not because of all of the other wrongs we have committed in the world. According to my Bible, a sin is a sin, and one sin is just as bad as any other. We’ve tortured our fellow human beings; allowed our own citizens to die from lack of healthcare; abused our elderly citizens and kids by cutting programs that aid them; locked American, and foreign citizens, up without cause; executed innocent citizens; have hanged and slaughtered our fellow citizens in the streets of America; committed adultery; lied; engaged in all kinds of acts of debauchery, etc., but in the minds of many conservatives, these offenses aren’t acts which should lead to our destruction. It makes me sick to know that those who often claim to “speak” for God are some of the most corrupt, immoral beings on the planet. SMDH.

  8. Why does any television, radio, or internet put a stupid witch like this before the public. She has said nothing new, nothing original, and nothing pleasing to hear in her entire political career.
    I am all for free speech and equal access to broadcasting ability but at some point irresponsible crap like this needs to be limited.

  9. Who let batshit crazy out of her cage? Hasn’t she been sentenced to prison yet? Republicans are good at misquoting their Bible. It seems to say whatever suits them at the time. For supposed Christians, they don’t seem to know what their holy book actually says.

  10. Don’t forget to add that he (Lot) then blames his daughters, saying they plied him with alcohol and took advantage of him whilst he was sleeping.

  11. I’ve been quoting Ezekiel 16:49-50 to homophobic bigots for years. Most of the time they’re too stupid or too blinded by their hatred to grasp the significance and modern day relevance of that particular verse of scripture. Bachmann is just another religious nut job who deserves to be pitied and ignored.

  12. Michele, quit focusing on “God’s” ability to do anything. It’s immature and unlikely that this would happen. Instead, YOU need to grow up and act like an adult to make good changes to make good things happen and stop avoiding responsibility.

  13. It will be one cold day before I listen to her scold me on morality or anything else for that matter. She’s a despicable poc.

  14. You know how right-wingers say “have a blessed day!” when they leave you. You don’t have to be blessed by Yahweh. Michele was obviously blessed by Loki with unlimited stupidity! >:D

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