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Guess who’s dissing Bible-thumpers

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OK, boys and girls, let’s start the day with an interesting mystery.

I’m going to quote a statement made yesterday by a very famous person regarding the controversy about same-sex marriage. The challenge to you is to guess who said this stuff.

Using Google or any other search engine will only ruin the fun, so please don’t cheat.

The first person to submit a correct answer will win a coveted spot on our Applesauce Honor Roll.

The only hint I’ll give you is that the mystery man is a political commentator who appears regularly on television.

Here’s his statement:

The compelling argument is on the side of homosexuals. That is where the compelling argument is. We’re Americans, we just want to be treated like everybody else. That’s a compelling argument, and to deny that you’ve got to have a very strong argument on the other side. And the other side hasn’t been able to do anything but thump the Bible.

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  1. Neftali

    ok….I’ll admit that I cheated and googled the quote. The result didn’t surprise me that much considering the organization this person works for has made a concerted effort in recent months to go more mainstream.

    But this recent quote from Mike Huckabee worries me:

    When asked if he believes the Republican Party will change its position and support gay marriage in a Wednesday Newsmax interview, Huckabee remarked, “They might, and if they do, they’re going to lose a large part of their base because evangelicals will take a walk.”

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/huckabee-evangelicals-will-leave-if-gop-backs-gay-marriage-92583/

    I’m sure losing the Evangelical support would delight most on the left because it basically assures a cakewalk for Democrats during major election cycles.

    Its sad that the far right is taking this so personally. Its not like churches will be forced to perform gay marriages. If that was the case, even I would be against it, but its not.

    You would think that if Huckabee really stands for limited government and freedom of religion, which includes freedom from religion, he would care less if judges marry two people who love each other. But for some odd reason they do take it personally, which makes no sense.

  2. Brian Opsahl

    During a trip to Bristol to watch a NASCAR race my wife and I stayed at a hotel where we met 3 older guys from Arkansas who told us they really didn’t care for Bill Clinton (they were Republicans) but for some reason started to tell us about this other Governor from Arkansas named Mike Huckabee…the message was loud and clear about this guy they said could NOT be trusted …ever..!! that was in 2004 ..at that time I had never heard of him..

  3. ok….I’ll admit that I cheated and googled the quote. The result didn’t surprise me that much considering the organization this person works for has made a concerted effort in recent months to go more mainstream.

    I read somewhere years ago that Foxnews would go liberal if that is what brought in the ratings. Watching fox start to go liberal is no shock to me. These news people care about one thing. RATINGS!

  4. Why shouldn’t they care about ratings? Every broadcast network cares about ratings. Most newspapers and magazines care about circulation. Why should Foxnews be any different?

  5. Brian Opsahl

    No,No, Joe…it’s the Money…they fired Palin cause she couldn’t bring in the bacon..

  6. (The following paper was inspired by Bill O’Reilly whose TV show favors God Dumpers and not “Bible Thumpers.” Quotes are from “Vital Quotations” by Emerson West.)

    DANGEROUS BIBLE THUMPERS OF AMERICA

    ROBERT E. LEE: “In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.” (p. 21)
    DANIEL WEBSTER: “If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper.” (p. 21)
    JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: “I have made it a practice for several years to read the Bible through in the course of every year.” (p. 22)
    ABRAHAM LINCOLN: “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated to us through this book.” (p. 22)
    GEORGE WASHINGTON: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” (p. 22)
    HORACE GREELEY: “It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people.” (p. 23)
    THOMAS JEFFERSON: “I hold the precepts of Jesus as delivered by himself to be the most pure, benevolent, and sublime which have ever been preached to man. I adhere to the principles of the first age; and consider all subsequent innovations as corruptions of this religion, having no foundation in what came from him.” (p. 45)
    THOMAS JEFFERSON: “Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would by now have become Christian.” (p. 47)
    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: “As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see.” (p.49)
    WOODROW WILSON: “The sum of the whole matter is this—-that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually. It can only be saved by becoming permeated with the spirit of Christ and being made free and happy by practices which spring out of that spirit.” (p. 143)
    PATRICK HENRY: “There is a just God who presides over the destiny of nations.” (p. 145)
    THOMAS JEFFERSON: “Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction.” (p. 225)
    THOMAS JEFFERSON: “Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus.” (p. 237)
    GEORGE WASHINGTON: “The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low, that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.” (p. 283)
    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: “Here is my creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the universe. That he governs it by his Providence. That he ought to be worshiped.” (p. 301)
    CALVIN COOLIDGE: “The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.” (p. 305)
    GEORGE WASHINGTON: “The perpetuity of this nation depends upon the religious education of the young.” (p. 306)

    Prior to our increasingly “Hell-Bound and Happy” era, America’s greatest leaders were part of the (gulp) Religious Right! Today we’ve forgotten God’s threat (to abort America) in Psa. 50:22—-”Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.” Memo to God Dumpers: In light of Rev. 16:19, can you be sure you won’t be in a city that God has already reserved for destruction?

    [The preceding piece was found on the worldwide web. Enjoy.]

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