Speaking of "enemies" . . .

Arizona has a history of appallingly bigoted and dumb politicians, but not even the inimitably dense and blissfully racist Evan Meacham or wingnut conspiracy theorist Joe Sweeney has descended to the filthy pit this Congressmember flails about in:

“He has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that
he is an enemy of humanity.”

- Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), on Obama (September 26, 2009) in St. Louis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GKS–pkAl0 (Thanks to Tom Hanson)

No, Rep. Franks. An “enemy of humanity” is someone who uses ugly words and untruths to whip others into a frenzy of hate, prejudice, and intolerance. I’d love very much to believe that you’re not a member of a Christian church; I’d be equally thrilled, though, if the one you perhaps DO call home delivers to you a searing rebuke, your own personal platter of hellfire and brimstone straight from your pastor’s mouth to your brittle, cold heart.

I could, as you all know, go on at length about how despicable this man’s words are and how he’s demonstrated that he’s utterly unfit to hold office — but I’ll keep it short, straight, and simple:

If Franks is a member of a church, synagogue, prayer group, or para-church organization, he should be rebuked and counseled by his pastor/rabbi/minister immediately. He should apologize for his words and repent of his hatred of Obama, and if he doesn’t, he ought to be bounced.

I don’t know if the people of Arizona will rise up in outrage, but the Church there MUST. If no Church rebuke follows, and if he’s allowed to remain, sans repentance, in his church, then I’d offer the State of Arizona and the Church therein as Exhibit A in my identification of the sickening prevalence of the Christian-ish. The first six letters mean nothing to those who would countenance hate speech like this, and the Savior those letters together represent will judge harshly those who claim his name but cling to their hard hearts.

3 Responses to “Speaking of "enemies" . . .”

  1. Ashwin says:

    Rep Trent Franks said of Obama: “He has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that
    he is an enemy of humanity.”

    Ms Mix says of Rep Trent Franks: “He has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that
    he is an enemy of humanity.”

    You have become what you beheld.

    The trick is to put Christ BEFORE your ideology – not the other way round.

  2. Actually, I didn’t say that Franks was all of that. I said, as a caution to him and others like him, that his words made him a part, unless he repents, of that group of people who use hate and division to stir up trouble.

    Perhaps I should have just said he was acting like an enemy of the Gospel, which encourages peacemaking and gentleness. Would that have made you happy?

    As always, thanks.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Well, he was specifically referring to abortion, that in this particular act of sending money overseas to pay for the killing of children in the womb, Obama has shown his first priority. And so in that context, Obama is an enemy of at least the humanity that dwells precariously in the uterus. From the context of the video you posted, that’s the only thing he was saying.

    And the gospel encourages peacemaking. In my dreams I sometimes wish Mr. Obama was not also an enemy of the humanity in Afghanistan and would just stop all this nonsensical war escalation. But I fear it will only get worse and BHO will only have even more blood on his hands than GWB. I truly hope and pray that will not be the case.

    I honestly and in no way understand your shock and anger at Franks’ comments. It is not hate or division to stir up trouble. It is a proclamation of the truth in the strongest of terms. Something you seem quite capable of doing yourself!

    (this post in memory of Chris Witmer, although I could never hope to be as clever as he was. God rest his soul.)

    having trouble with my google password, so will sign as Mrs Butler

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