If you think Bryan Fischer and other Religious Right demagogues we’ve seen profiled here are outrageous, you ain’t seen nothing yet, folks. Let me introduce you to Theodore Shoebat, the son of Sean Hannity’s favorite fake-terrorist, Walid Shoebat.
According to the so-called “Freedom Outpost” (“Don’t Tread on Us”), Theodore Shoebat “is the Communications Director for Rescue Christians, an organization that is on the ground in Muslim lands, rescuing Christians from persecution.” Rest assured, Shoebat isn’t rescuing anyone else.
Because Shoebat thinks everyone else should be killed. Which apparently puts him right up there with the Islamic State where levels of tolerance are concerned. On Thursday, Shoebat posted a video attacking not just “homosexuality,” which he claims “homosexuality is evil and it’s only going to lead to more evil, murder, rape, cannibalism,” but also called for putting to death all those who refuse to submit to Christianity (he has already called for a global crusade to exterminate gays and forcing gays to submit through a regimen of ‘Death And Strong Suppression’).
According to this most recent video, we need a “collectivist society” which is apparently different than a communist collectivist society in that it’s hardcore, old-school Christian orthodoxy that would have found favor in the Early Church when black-robed monks where showing Hitler’s Nazis how real storm troopers were supposed to act. You know, the guys who tore Hypatia of Alexandria to shreds. The guys who believed “there is no crime for those who have Christ.”
Watch courtesy of Right Wing Watch:
As you can see, Shoebat is obsessed with what he calls “the body” and asserts that “the body” decides what is good and evil (funny, I thought the body (society) already did that?). Where he differs from normal people is in his desire to kill everybody who is evil, rather than throwing them into prison “with the rest of the fags.” Where he runs into problems is in assuming that everybody agrees with him about what is and is not evil. For example, I’d say Shoebat is evil, whereas gay people are just folks.
He says in his collectivist society, “homosexuality” would be determined to be a threat to the body politic. However, if enough of the body determines that the Shoebats of the world are evil, do we get to put him to death? Food for thought.
“Collectivism is the most efficient way to prevent evil things from happening,” he says, as his tirade continues:
“When you have collectivism, then you have a collectively accepted belief system.” Yes, I do believe he writes his own material.
“And so when everyone believes in Christianity, then those who do not are expected to respect Christianity. We’re not saying everyone has to be Christian” (good, because arguably he himself is not) because he is pretty sure in either Numbers or Leviticus here are non-Christians (you of course would be hard-pressed to find a Christian in Numbers or Leviticus). So he says that a non-Christian can enter the Christian society but he has to “respect and honor the Christian faith,” which is, of course, a violation of the United States Constitution, a fact which seems to trouble him not at all.
“Once someone begins to teach and to exhibit the signs of a diabolical belief system, or an explicitly anti-Christian sentiment, then that person is most definitely determined to be a threat to the body.” According to Shoebat, that person must be forced to either stop what he is doing, or be killed.
At the end of September, when he called for the death of all gays, Shoebat launched into a similar tirade about “homo tyranny” and the need for “collective law”:
I’m sick and tired of the homo tyranny. What the world needs is a collective law … What we need is the laws of God, the virtues of Heaven to become the law of the world. That is the bottom line. Do I believe in Christian world domination? Absolutely. I would be a liar if I said I didn’t. Do I believe in Christian supremacy? Absolutely. Do I believe in democracy? Hell no. Do I believe in some sort of a democratic socialist republic? Hell no. I believe in monarchy, I believe in Inquisitions, I believe we need to revive the system of the Middle Ages that we had; we had no fag problems, we didn’t have a lot of serial killers back in those days, we didn’t have frickin’ drug cartel problems, we had none of the crap. We didn’t have no fags asking to be married. None of that garbage.
It’s homo tyranny and it needs to be destroyed. Christian world domination needs to be established and homosexuality needs to be deemed as a crime. And the homos need to be told, hey, you gotta stop that and if they don’t stop that then, I’m sorry, we have an Inquisition and that Inquisition will enact the death penalty, as Scripture tells us.
We have also seen Shoebat’s fellow Catholic Bill Donohue call for forced conversion of Muslims and artists and Shoebat is hardly alone in wanting to kill people who aren’t exactly like him. It is not even the increasing number of would-be mass murderers in our society that is alarming, but the fact that people like Shoebat can spread the message and find support for their planned atrocities rather than universal outrage.
People have always asked, “Can it happen here?” and the answer must be, “Yes, it can happen here, and it will if we let it.” Just ask this latest in a long line of faith-based phonies: Theodore Shoebat.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.