IOWA: Bobby Jindal Launches “Religious Liberty” Ad Campaign On Local TV

Via Breitbart:

American Future Project, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s issues advocacy group, is running ads starting today in Iowa touting the need for protection for religious liberty in America. “Our religious liberty must in no way ever be linked to the ever-changing opinions of the public,” Jindal is quoted as saying in a speech he gave to Liberty University to open the ad. “We must understand that our freedom of conscience protects all Americans of every persuasion.” The ad shows Jindal meeting with people across the country and in a church, and then quotes him from another speech. “These are rights endowed by our creator given to humanity by God,” Jindal said in that speech. “The United States of America did not create religious liberty. Religious liberty created the United States of America.” The Iowa ad will run on cable television and online for one week in the nation’s first presidential state.

Jindal will announce his presidential plans on June 11th.

  • Nax

    Sickening and frightening demagoguery. I try not to use the word “evil” because it has so many theological implications, but this is evil.

    • TommyTune

      It’s especially evil because he’s smart enough to know better. This is all about political opportunism at the expense of an unpopular minority. In that regard he’s no less evil than Adolf Hitler.

      • BobSF_94117

        Fortunately for the nation, he’s completely messed up the trains in LA…

  • Todd20036

    Can I use my religious liberty to discriminate against non whites, Piyush? Because, that was definitely encouraged back in the 1950s and 1960s.
    How about to those who divorced, or had children out of wedlock, or who were raped and didn’t marry their assailants, or didn’t marry when they were virgins?
    You know, because the bible and all that?
    And how about Muslims, Hindus, and atheists? Do I have to serve them, too?

    • IamM

      How do you feel about Roman Catholics, is theirs the one true church or the whore of Babylon?

      • bkmn

        I think the RCC is more like the pimp of Babylon since they keep moving their pedo-priests around instead of letting them be prosecuted by the legal system.

      • BudClark

        The One True Whore Of Babylon .

        Easy fix …

    • crewman

      “Our religious liberty must in no way ever be linked to the ever-changing opinions of the public”

      So that time we made Utah drop polygamy before joining the union even though it directly went against their religion… you’re against that? It was kind of forcing them to redefine marriage. And are you arguing that Jim Crow laws should be legal? All the people in your neck of the woods were in a huff about their sensibilities, religious or otherwise, being damaged by not being able to treat blacks as inferior 3rd tier citizens.

      • RoFaWh

        I notice, too, that he seems to be unaware of laws against snake handling in some Appalachian states. And that ritual sacrifice of babies to Moloch, no matter how sincere and deeply held your religious beliefs, will get you in big trouble real quick.

        In the US, religious freedom is freedom of thought and opinion, but it does not allow unrestrained freedom of action. You still have to obey the laws in force no matter what you may think of them. This is evident in Jefferson’s comments on the Virginia Statute forf Religious and has also been stated by the Supreme Court; it is established law whether the xtianists like it or not.

    • JustSayin

      Bobby does not care. He refuses to believe he is not white and since on one is interested in sex with him he is in no danger of being raped…

    • Gustav2

      “Can I use my religious liberty to discriminate against non whites, Piyush?”

      Only if you are SBC or IBC.

    • Gyeo

      I’m not sure Jindal actually cares about people discriminating against non-whites. From everything I’ve heard from him, he’d probably accuse folks of color who experience discrimination of not “assimilating” enough to fit in.

      • 2karmanot

        I don’t think Jindlebelle realizes that he is a person of color.

        • RoFaWh

          “A useful idiot”.

    • Hal Watts

      Piyush’s ad conveniently ignores the fact that his approval rating in Louisiana is 22%, the lowest of any modern Louisiana governor. He could no longer get elected garbage-collector of most small Louisiana towns, much less any office higher than that.

  • IamM

    Great. If only he understood the words ‘all’, ‘every’, & ‘opinion’.

  • radiofreerome

    Fuck you, Jindal, and fuck every snake
    juggler who voted you into office.

  • JaniceInToronto

    There must be an astonishing number of idiots in Louisiana.
    Who else would vote for this guy?

    • Octavio

      It’s the chemical super fund sites. There’s a lot of free lead in the environment.

      • Todd20036

        Free lead? That sounds like socialism

        • oikos

          LMAO. Why aren’t those takers paying for the lead?

          • dwieboldt

            Oh they pay all right. They just don’t know it. The bill comes due eventually.

    • Ed Burrow

      Um…I sure as fuck didn’t vote for this…person.

    • barracks9

      In the months after Katrina and the worse-than-lackluster job that then-Governor Kathleen Blanco had done, Jindal campaigned as a fairly affable guy (hiding all of his religious leanings and penchant for privatizing fuck-all) who was also NOT BLANCO. And the rubes fell for it.

      (EDIT: plus there are shit-ton of idiots in this state.)

      • I’ve spent some time in Louisiana. Much of it is like the civil rights movement never happened. There are white areas and black areas and even the universities are still mostly segregated. (Yes, minority students can go to LSU but the two-tier system still exists and it’s very much mostly white in one and mostly minority in the other.) Mississippi is as bad if not worse.

    • Goodboy

      I’ll just never understand how his base so easily votes against their own self interests.

      • Todd20036

        Idiots just need to think God wants them to vote for a candidate, and to heck with anything else.

      • Nixon’s southern strategy. I give Nixon credit. He was paranoid, racist, misogynistic, anti-semitic and a lot of other things but he was a genius when it came to exploiting people’s worst instincts against them.

  • Disqusdmnj

    No. Just… no.

  • ErikDC

    This is good. When Republicans promote positions that will lose them the election, it’s always a good day.

    It’s when they pretend to be something they’re not that we need to worry.

  • TommyTune

    Jindal’s Religious Liberty bill that’s being debated in the Louisiana State House today is, like this ad, all about his pointless aspirations to be POTUS. That will never happen, so the only thing this current crusade will assure is his place in history as the repugnant bigot that he is. There he can join the pantheon of other bigots that history will never forget.

    • theSaint

      being debated in the Louisiana State House today

      Do you know if it is available online? Thanks

      • TommyTune

        I do not. Sorry.

  • CanuckDon

    “…our freedom of conscience”…lol….
    “we’re proud to be brain dead”
    as well as “thinking is hard”.

    • BudClark

      “thinking is hard” … so are dicks, and MUCH more pleasant!

  • Treg Brown

    I show my underwear at Cannes everytime I’m there, but don’t get a write-up about it.
    What am I doing wrong?

    PS, I reported you 🙂

    • Octavio

      Whenever I’m at Cannes I tie a feather plume to my dick and prance around asking if anyone would like a good dusting. 🙂

      • Treg Brown

        Wait, that’s you?!

      • Rocketeer500

        Sure would like to see how you gyrate that boa. 🙂

      • Porkie

        I never go upstairs without a duster in my hand.

        • If you do windows and can cook I know a Texas Daddybear who would marry you in a heart beat!

          • Porkie

            <3 ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔ <3

  • Rocketeer500

    “Religious liberty created the United States of America.”

    I thought it was the greed of the West Indies Company to exploit and plunder the resources of the newly discovered continent? Did I miss something?

    • oikos

      Those indigenous people just wanted free stuff, like smallpox and genocide.

      • Those greedy indigenous people, taking away our good white babies’ smallpox. Heathens!!!

    • DutchBoy74
      East India Company with it’s own private armies.

      Religion is not specifically mentioned but the is talk of allowing man certain rights that have been denied by the Crown. Reading through it now, it’s amazing how we allow what we have. Among the complaints are corruption, mock trials, cops getting away with open murder.

  • Gustav2

    “Christians must be allowed to violate the uniquely American social contract of treating all fellow citizens fairly and equally in business. Liberty for me, not for thee.”

    • Doug105


  • Rocketeer500

    Haven’t been to Cannes yet, but I do prance around in my underwear every chance I get.

  • another_steve

    Jindal is not going to be on the Republican ticket. Although he was born in the U.S., he’s of Indian (as in “India”) stock. He has an Indian-sounding name.

    The Christofascists who are the base of today’s Republican Party don’t trust Indians or their gods (Shiva, Vishnu, etc.).

    • ScottJL

      But he gave up his pagan ways and became a Protestant “evangelical Catholic.” Whatever that is.

      • another_steve

        Scumbag that he is, if he had to convert to cannibalism to get ahead, he’d be eating your and my mothers today.

        • David Dunn

          But Catholics ARE cannibals, and vampires, too. Eat the body, drink the blood as a sacrament dontcha know. You’d think Jeebus would be tired of folks gnawing on him by now!

          • Eric in Oakland

            It’s a fair trade. The Catholics take Jesus’ flesh and blood while Jesus takes the Catholics’ brains.😉

        • ScottJL

          He’d have to make it necro-cannibalism in my case, gross.

          • another_steve

            Yes. In my case, too.

            My mama was a good woman. When I came out to my parents at age 20, my mother contacted our family physician who told her that there was nothing to do about it and that she and my father should just let me be.

            They did.

            How lucky my family was to have had such an enlightened doctor back then — in the Dark Ages — and how lucky I was to have had such loving parents.

          • BudClark

            Mine tried to have me committed to the State Mental Hospital at Chattahoochee, FL for the electro-shock “cure.” MY family doctor prevented THAT. He wouldn’t sign the papers.

          • William

            Yikes! Good thing you had a smart doctor.

        • BudClark

          My biological female ‘rental unit has been dead since 1981. I hope he likes the taste of stale formaldehyde and worms .

          • another_steve

            Mine since 2006.

            She’s a little fresher than yours, BC, but still… I wouldn’t want to make dinner crepes out of her at this point.

      • RoFaWh

        It wouldn’t surprise me at all to learn that Jindal still secretly performs puja towards his tutelary deity.

      • BudClark

        A “tub-thumper” in a Craze (sic) Band.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Nope, sorry. Religion is a choice and I don’t have to recognize squat. Constitution you say? Well, I’m gonna crap on it, just like the religious extremists do. (Kidding, obviously. But, that is what these nut jobs sound like, except, religion really is a choice and orientation is an inborn trait.)

    • ScottJL

      Of course it’s a choice, his parents raised him Hindu before he converted to Protestant and later to “evangelical Catholic.”

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Yes, but they act as though religion is inborn and sexual orientation is a choice. I refuse to allow anyone to get away with that shit. It reflects a lack of critical thinking skills, insight, knowledge of current science, and common sense. Because I’m straight, people will occasionally tell me this nonsense, thinking that I’ll agree with them. I don’t, never have, never will, and I make a point of telling them why they’re stupid.

        • ScottJL

          More like religion is inbred…

  • shellback

    Piyush. Piyush. Piyush.

    • Gustav2

      Piyush it good.

    • BudClark

      … in the Bush …

      • BudClark

        NOW I need the brain bleach, Beulah!

  • Ginger Snap

    Di anyone else feel like they were going to lose the contents of their stomach while watching this. Gag!


    Tangential topic: According to an article on the “Think Progress” site, the new religious protection law passed by Indiana is about to produce interesting unintended consequences. the First Church of Cannabis intends to hold their first service this summer with sacramental weed. 🙂

  • delk

    27% approval rating in Louisiana.

    Inherited a $1.1 billion surplus.
    Turned it into a $1.6 billion deficit.

    Praising jeebus is the only thing this fool has. Way to pander away an amazing education Piyush.

  • Will Parkinson

    And here I thought it was a bunch of people coming over and killing the natives which created the United States.

    • Todd20036

      Nope. Civilizing the savages. That really is how I learned it.

  • Doug105

    Unfortunately the religious don’t taste as good.

  • bryan

    Basically he said ‘our religious liberty must not be linked with the public’.. Always a good idea for a politician to alienate the public.

  • JoyZeeBoy

    I’m sure it sounded better in the original German.

  • Ninja0980

    Memo to Piyush.
    No matter how hard you try, your skin will still be too brown to win a GOP primary.

  • MDB

    Dumbass, God didn’t give you “religious liberty”…the Constitution does…and you’re a governor ??? That is truly
    a scary scenario.

    • Gustav2

      but…but…but…”I am the Lord thy God, … Thou shalt have no other gods before me” is completely and totally about religious freedom!

    • No, god created the representative democracy but just waited a few thousand years to tell anyone about it because reasons.

      • MDB

        He planted the idea in brilliant men’s minds who then enshrined it in our Constitution. It’s the ‘idjuts’ who can’t read that seem to think their personal religious “stink’ trumps democracy.

  • 2patricius2

    I corrected Jindal’s comments. They should state: “Our religious liberty must in no way ever be linked to discrimination against our fellow citizens. We must understand that all citizens have the right to be treated equally in the marketplace, and our ‘religious liberty’ must never be used as an excuse to deny the same rights to others.”

  • OUTinMinnesota

    The quantity of GOP presidential candidates running on the gawd platform is astonishing! It’s astonishing because one would expect a deity to choose ONE candidate.

    It leaves me wondering whether the GOP deity is incapable of making up its mind… or whether the GOP deity lacks the power to cull the flock.

    • 2patricius2

      The flock will be culled in time. After the GOP deity has had a good laugh. Or rather, after the public has had a good laugh at all the candidates who imagined that some god was calling them to run. All the more reason to discard “religious liberty” as a justification for discrimination. The claim by all these candidates that their god was calling them to run should clearly underline the idiocy of giving legal weight to a merchant using the excuse of a god telling them to discriminate against LGBT people.

  • JustSayin

    Since in state schools seem to no longer ask speak at commencements he had to go to Liburrrty U to spew his crap

  • Vishnu is NOT pleased.

  • Queequeg

    Bobby “My skin is brown, but my neck is red” has no chance at the White House.

  • Sam_Handwich

    sit down and shut up, piyush

  • KentDean

    Oh, goody … I’m one of many Louisianans both embarrassed by and absolutely sick of this clown we have yet to jettison … Let the comic feeding frenzy begin … “Can you fly, Bobby??”

  • oikos
    • shellback

      For a limited time only, send $5.99 to “Michael Jackson’s Paint By Numbers Portrait Kit*.”

      Operators are standing by.

      * Brown paint sold separately.

    • radiofreerome

      I see Piyush is having trouble with his revitiligo.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Shove it up your Piyush, Piyush.

  • 2karmanot

    “These are rights endowed by our creator given to humanity by God.’ rotfl

  • The anchor baby said what?

    • While I could answer that question in many languages, Hindi is not one of them.


  • Steverino

    Profiles in pandering: the roadmap of the GOP presidential clown car.

  • bsinps

    I think it time for a lady in the White House.

    • carswell

      Oh. So you’re voting for Lindsey Graham? 😉

      • bsinps


      • bsinps

        No. That would never happen.

  • ikahana

    If only this person who passes out rights wasn’t invisible and didn’t use fools for his spokesmodels, it would all be so much easier.

  • CottonBlimp

    “Our religious liberty must in no way ever be linked to the ever-changing opinions of the public,”

    What bullshit. He wants our public liberty to be dependant on the ever-changing opinions of the religious.

  • Randy

    Both parties cater to their base, I know. The irony to me is that I doubt Jindal or any of the other clown car occupants truly believe what they say. This is all about primaries or maybe just getting a slot on Fox News when the elections are over. The Republicans are the ones who originally went to bed with the “Christian Right” many years ago, and then carried on with the Tea Party. Now they are stuck with them. What ever happened to the aftermath of 2012, when supposedly the GOP was looking to reinvent itself?

  • aj Boston

    Sorry Ass wipe – It was “FREEDOM FROM RELIGION” That created this great Nation and its people like you, and the Unwashed ilk, that fall for your Re-writing of Our Nation’s History, that are the ones undermining what this nation stands for!!!!

  • Stev84

    Religious freedom has changed drastically. All it used to mean is that the government won’t jail, ban or kill you for belonging to a certain religion. Which was standard in Europe and Colonial America for a long time. The idea that it’s an excuse to do whatever you want or be exempt from any laws is very new. Even the US Supreme Court categorically rejected that until recently.

  • TampaDink

    What do Piyush Jindal, Marco Rubio, & Ted Cruz have in common? They will all be passed over for their party’s nomination because they are not caucasian enough….and while Jeb Bush is lily white, his Mexican wife will never be FLOTUS.

  • RLK2

    His bill just got slapped down in the LA legislator. So much for that presidential bid when your own right-wing nut jobs think you are a nut job.

  • TrollopeReader

    How fun to launch an ad like this … and then have to explain why you got defeated in your own state legislature — in committee — by a 5-1 margin!

  • DesertSun59

    Jindal is slipping ever deeper into a religious psychosis.

  • “We can’t continue to hound and persecute the non-believers without your help and support. Torture, discrimination, abuse, and murder don’t fund themselves. Join us in our march to eliminate that criminal document, The U.S. Constitution, and impose our beliefs upon the world and crush anyone that gets in our way. It’s the way of your fore-fathers, it’s the way of the future. Also, how much of my belief do you share? You might need a little ‘conversion therapy’ to ensure you are a proper christian. Give today.”

  • Dolmance

    How about the World Church of the Creator, whose founder was an out and out Nazi, while his successor is in a Maximum Security prison for trying to murder a judge? Do these Christians get to punish the rest of us in the public sphere?

    Jindal is not just an idiot, he’s a dishonest idiot, and the people who voted for him are just as bad.