TENNESSEE: Blount County Commission To Ask God Not To Murder Them Over Same-Sex Marriage

On Tuesday the county commissioners of Blount County, Tennessee will vote on a resolution which asks God to “pass us by” during “His Coming Wrath” when he righteously kills the fuck out of the rest of America over gay marriage. The resolution is authored by Commissioner Karen Miller, who quite logically cites Sodom and Gomorrah. An excerpt:

With a firm reliance upon the providence of Almighty God WE the BLOUNT COUNTY LEGISLATURE call upon all of the Officers of the State of Tennessee, the Governor, the Attorney General, and the members of the Tennessee Legislature, to join US, and utilize all authority within their power to protect Natural Marriage, from lawless court opinions, AND THE financial schemes of the enemies of righteousness wherever the source AND defend the Moral Standards of Tennessee.

WE adopt this Resolution before God that He pass us by in His Coming Wrath and not destroy our County as He did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities. As the Passover Lamb was a means of salvation to the ancient Children of Israel, so we stand upon the safety of the Lamb of God to save us. WE adopt this Resolution begging His favor in light of the fact that we have been forced to comply and recognize that the State of Tennessee, like so many other God-fearing States, MAY have fallen prey to a lawless judiciary in legalizing what God and the Bible expressly forbids.

Blount County has a population of 123,000 and is near Knoxville. (Tipped by JMG reader Michael)

  • BobSF_94117

    Well, the obvious question is what’s she hiding?

    • Steverino

      Her candy.

    • Gustav2

      Her righteous “financial schemes?”

    • LovesIrony

      the cobwebs in her couchie

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Her affair with another council member?

      • GayOldLady

        I wanna see that other council member!

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          I heard she is kinda pretty. Has a sweet face.

          • GayOldLady

            Nope, nope, nope, that’s not on the lesbian menu!!!!

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Sorry, that was below the belt.

          • GayOldLady

            Below whose belt? πŸ™‚

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Oops, there I go again!

          • Paula

            We just can’t take you out in public, can we? πŸ™‚

    • Snarkaholic

      Her countless sessions of whacking off to the Victoria’s Secret catalogue.

    • Balderdashing

      What’s she hiding? Common sense. Locked away where she never has to use it. Safer even than her gun cupboard.

  • jayjonson

    Another place I’ll avoid visiting or buying anything from.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    She apparently has not watched many end-of-the-world movies. Who wants to be the ones left alive to have to bury all of humanity?

    • David Walker

      No…just the trailers and she made up the stories from them.

  • Macbill

    How do you fight such nonsense?

    • BearEyes

      Pointing and laughing is a start.

    • GayOldLady

      Lambs Blood

      • D. J.

        Add Boric Acid.

    • BobSF_94117

      I think we should look at it another way. It’s a little like the Evangelical self-forgiveness we always hear about, but in advance. If all it takes to avoid punishment from God is a vote, I say we hold a referendum!

    • LovesIrony

      one way is to call her at 865-233-5185 and tell her she is ignorant homophobe.

      • Paula

        You’d get better results from calling 867-5309 and asking for Jenny.

        • LovesIrony

          no, she should know people all over the country thinks she’s an ignorant fool. That is better than nothing or talking amongst ourselves.

          • Paula

            I am not saying not to call her. She won’t understand, she thinks jeebus is on her side.

          • LovesIrony

            but she’ll know that a lot of people know that she is an idiot

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Her cheerful husband is the one on the answering machine, of course.

          • RoFaWh

            Interesting: I called her “foolish [and] ignorant” and you call her “ignorant fool”. I think we’re onto something here.

      • RoFaWh

        Belly laughs might work better. “I read about your motion on Fark. How incredibly silly, but you have given me my laugh for the day, ha ha ha ha ha ha,….”

        She’s a foolish, ignorant excuse for a human and should be ashamed of her idiocy.

    • BudClark

      With Church-State Separation lawsuits.

    • Stev84

      You can’t. This insanity is too deeply entrenched and respected in the US. It will take decades for society to get to the point where this is universally seen as too crazy.

      • RoFaWh

        There’s a way to bring their house of cards crashing down real quick: just elect religion-soaked repubs to every elective office in the country, then stand back and watch the fireworks.

        Diffficulties with that proposal: they’d probably succeed in destroying the US in short order. And they would be impossible to unseat once elected because, per the well-known fact, the repubs have no hesitation to cheat and change the rules in their favor at every opportunity: just look at the gerrymandering that’s gone on in GOP states and all the other voter suppression tactics so beloved of the repubs.

  • LovesIrony

    God, save me from all of your idiots, thanks, oh and feed the hungry would ya?

    • scorpiomike

      Exactly. At least pray for something worthwhile. And doesn’t that dude already know how righteous Blount County, TN is without them pestering him about it? Maybe he should just smite them because they doubt his omnipotence and think he needs to hear every fucking thing they are thinking about. Hello! He already does!!

    • Todd20036

      NO. NO. NO. the way you said it, God may feel the hungry TO the idiots

      Of course I do have done nice recipes for the occasion…

  • David Walker

    It’s Saturday morning. Used to enjoy an hour or so of Loony Tunes and Merrie Melodies. Not sure what the difference is except that Loony Tunes were frequently intelligent and made a certain degree of sense. And Bugs or, if he were being harassed, Daffy usually came out on top…with a lot of humor on the way. Instead, we have a story about Yosemite Samantha. Paging Bugs Bunny. Paging Bugs Bunny.

  • Suzy

    Also, remember to hang a noodle on your door when the Flying Spaghetti Monster passes over your town.

    • DaddyRay

      But remember it is important that the noodle not be over cooked, it should be al dente

      • Gustav2

        It should stick when thrown at the door.

        • GayOldLady

          I can still eat afterwards, right?

          • Gustav2

            It depends, if you are Orthodox Marinara, then yes. Just ‘gravy’ won’t do.

          • GayOldLady

            Whew!!!! Good, I don’t want to see any door pasta go to waste.

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            Better that it go to waist.

          • GayOldLady

            Honey, it’s already gone to waist πŸ™‚

          • sw42

            I just had a very long week, and “Orthodox Marinara” made it all better. πŸ™‚

          • Gustav2

            Then I have done my good deed for the weekend!

          • Glen

            Yes, pasta.

            But no alfredo after labor day!

          • WildwoodGuy

            But… But… I just made a ‘YOUUUUUGE’ pan of zucchini lasagna with chopped spinach and ricotta smothered in homemade Alfredo. Does this mean I have to freeze it until next year?

          • D. J.

            You are fine. No beef and cheese.

          • WildwoodGuy

            Ooops! Parm, romano and mozzarella.

          • D. J.

            Multiple cheeses are kosher…

          • Bj Lincoln

            Always!

          • GreatLakeSailor

            Wait, aren’t the fundies always screeching that there’s only one true cheeses? Or am I missing something?

          • GayEGO

            Is fundies short for fudgy undies? :>)

          • GreatLakeSailor

            Ewwwww
            πŸ™‚

          • Ah. So you cook. I also enjoy a blowjob with my after dinner cigar. Cheese negotiable.

          • Adam Schmidt

            mmmm…. Now that’s dessert!

          • nocadrummer

            Yes, no alfredo after Labor Day!
            Because Kathleen Turner will be watching you!

          • Phil in Colorado
          • Marides48

            I’m glad I don’t have any white shoes.

        • My ex used to joke that pasta is done when it sticks to husbands…droll, very droll

      • GayEGO

        Absolutely! Nothing worse than a limp, soft, noodle. :>)

    • GayOldLady

      I live in Tennessee, so I keep both pasta and lambs blood in my house at all times, just in case. You never know when wrath may arrive.

    • Ginger Snap

      I’ll be hanging a noodle over a door but I don’t think it’s the one you mean.

  • delk

    Really fucking lucky that we do not control the weather.

  • Gustav2

    Now explain to me how this works if you are their particular type of Christian. You pass a resolution and Gawd has to follow it?

    • Joe in PA

      really Gustav? You’re asking us to makes sense of this? Hahahahaha.

      • Gustav2

        How silly of me!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Just called her and asked the same question. Had to leave a message.

    • b

      God has no problem murdering innocents in the bible. He killed little babies and kindly elderly in Sodom and Gomorrah. He won’t let a resolution stand in the way of his thirst for blood. He drowned the whole world on in a fit of spite.

      • Balderdashing

        But that was before the New Testament god went to Anger Management class.

        • nocadrummer

          Oh, the one that NEVER mentions homosexuals?

          • JCF

            ^This.

        • CE

          The god that never changes? Bwhhahaha

    • RoFaWh

      Just remember, the right word is homoousios, not homoiousios.

      • GreatLakeSailor

        I hadda look them up and all I could think was, duh fuck!? People argue about this?

        Le’see here: When Sanny Claus goes down a chimney, does Sanny Claus get skinnier or does the chimney expand? Six year olds wanna know!!1!

  • And this coming judgments should be expected when???? And when will they admit they are wrong if it doesn’t happen??? Oh that’s right, never.

  • crewman

    Blount County comprises 5 cities, including Friendsville, and numerous unincorporated communities including Disco and Top of the World. You think with names like that they’d be a little more friendly and upbeat.

    • CanuckDon

      Ugh….no wonder so many stupid Americans said Disco sucked.

  • shellback

    “…defend the Moral Standards of Tennessee.”
    Ha ha hha hahahhaa haahaah. I could go on, but you get the point.

    • GayOldLady

      I live in TN. That is so laughable and absurd I can’t believe she had the gall to write it.

    • Bob M

      I am wondering if the “Moral Standards of Kentucky” are published anywhere? Maybe we can find a copy in the same place as the “radical Gay Agenda” the conservatives are always claiming we have somwhere.

      • Ted.OR

        “The Moral Standards of Tennessee” (or Kentucky, same thing). It’s all on a granite monument on the state capitol grounds:

        1. Believe the Bible the way I do.
        2. Obama should not be president.
        3. Gubmint keep your hands off my guns.

        • RoFaWh

          Shouldn’t #1 read Believe the bibble exactly the way I do? If my understanding of history is right, the tendency of xtianity to endlessly fission into ever more sects and cults is fueled by persnickety arguments over minor details of wording.

  • FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    I got nothin’.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    All they need to do is paint their doors with heterosexual lambs blood.
    Worked pretty good last time.

    • GayOldLady

      How can you tell if the lamb is a heterosexual? I’m afraid I may slaughter a gay lamb.

    • RoFaWh

      I love lamb. There’s a middle eastern oriented deli-cum-cafe near me, “Fig Deli” that almost always offers Greek-style lamb. I try to have it on the last day of each month, it’s so good.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I would like to know the distinction between killing us and killing the fuck out of us. I just wanna be clear, ya know!

    • Andrea_Rae

      Well duh, sex is only for christians, gawd is going to kill the fuck out of us πŸ˜‰

  • charliebkk

    Though I’m no shrink, I’ve often thought that religious fervor is the only mental illness that is contagious. It seems to be at epidemic levels in the US these days.

    • RoFaWh

      I view it as an example of a kindling phenomenon. Some people (way too many, as it happens) have a predilection for religious fervor at odds with reality, and the usual childhood brainwashing that xtianists impose on their kids causes that fervor to blossom uncontrollably.

      We can’t do anything about anyone’s inborn predilections, but we can do something about brainwashing kids. Maybe. But it may be too late.

      Religious indoctrination of minors is child abuse!!!

  • David in Palm Springs

    I guess Tennessee has felt left out ever since Kentucky lunatic Kim Davis took the spotlight. Don’t worry, Tennessee. We know you have ignorant inbred hicks living there too. No doubt, Karen Miller has been married FIVE times, and had THREE children out of wedlock, just to spite Kim.

  • LovesIrony

    District #4
    Karen Miller
    2915 Wilkinson Pike
    Maryville, TN 37803

    865-233-5185

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Just called and left a message whether she really thinks God will obey her resolution.

      • LovesIrony

        thank you, I don’t think they should be able to do such stupid stuff without being called out on it. my message called her homophobic

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          I see what you did there!

      • RoFaWh

        More like this…

        If gawd doesn’t react to your plea, it’s surely because there is no gawd.

  • Nexus1

    I just Love the Creative Capitalizations SHE used in that Screed. lol

    • RoFaWh

      If anyone else phones her office, be sure to snark about her lack of understanding of the rules of Englilsh capitalization, then ask

      If she can’t capitalize right, why should anyone believe she’s right about anything else? The rules of capitalization aren’t difficult!

  • GayOldLady

    They need to just go ahead, kill some lambs, put the lambs blood on their doors, so they can rest assured that the “lord god” will pass them over during the coming “Wrath”. Poor Lambs!!!!

    • Gustav2

      This is typical, the Bible tells them exactly how to do something and they ignore it.

      • GayOldLady

        I know. They just do not listen to “The lord thy god”.

      • Glen

        I wouldn’t be surprised to find Ms. Miller caught doing that.

        • Gustav2

          They always go for the wrathful Gawd of the Old Testament when Jesus said that shit was over.

        • Marla R. Stevens

          The woman wears a pad in her Depends.

    • D. J.

      The’ve not heard of Mezuzahs?

  • Marcella Cruser

    And they live under Christian Sharia Law in this county, I take it? They have County Commissioners’ Church services instead of meetings? Scary.

  • M

    superstition and stupidity, they must live in a dream world

  • HOLY SHIT!

    • Todd20036

      Pretty much

    • Joe in PA

      It took Todd’s response for me to get it…but…I see what you did there. πŸ™‚

    • JCF

      Unholy shit.

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    More proof that anti-gay Christians have a death wish. They keep saying the end is near and that they are going to die, over and over and yet it does not happen. The worst part is they keep saying everybody is going to die to scare people. They use their religion in this twisted way to control people. It is people like them who are mentally sick. Stop with your crazy the “end is near” nonsense that has been going on forever.

  • Dot Beech

    Never go within 500 feet of a preacher. This is the sad result.

  • Michael Senesac

    As soon as word gets out the population of BLOUNT COUNTY will explode. There will be housing shortages, food shortages and the county will be over run with Dim Kavis look-a-likes.

  • Lakeviewbob

    These people are mentally ill.

    • RoFaWh

      <no-snark>No question about that.</no-snark>

  • TreGibbs

    These people are bat-shit insane, and should be institutionalized. I can barely imagine grown adults acting this way – wasting taxpayer money to invent nonsenseical “resolutions” calling for invisible spirits to not kill people. The stupidity and sheer incompetence is just off the charts….

    • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

      ..and to make it worse, they all have guns.

  • oikos

    God: Denied.

    • Joe in PA

      I wish it was: You’re fired!

      • D. J.

        Will piss off do?

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      But can’t they force God?

      • oikos

        They can appeal.
        God: Appeal is denied.

      • Ginger Snap

        They keep trying to force god on everyone.

        • …so exactly what part of my body will receive the forcing?

          • Ginger Snap

            Down the throat seems to be their favorite fixation.

          • Works for me!

          • Ginger Snap

            Open up for a hefty load of throat forcing.

      • Balderdashing

        Why not? They invented him.

        • Antinousian

          No, Jesus is supposed to physically return, be ushered to his throne in Jerusalem by the Church, heaven and earth unite, non-Christians will be purged by Jesus, and then everyone left will live forever and have cake and ice cream. According to Thessalonians anyways. But that was written by Paul so he may have been kidding.

          • Written by Saul of Tarsus you mean.
            They really need to stop calling themselves christers when they really are Saulists

            I refuse to share my name with that idiot

          • Antinousian

            No kidding, and I don’t blame you a bit.

            I tried to get my mom through Professor Robert Eisenman’s Historical Jesus class (conveniently on youtube, he rambles a bit but so do I, like, uhm, now). Its a neat starter class on the Jamesian vs Saulist takes on Jesus (among other things) and managed to get her through episode four in one sitting, stopping to check verses in 2 different Bibles along the way, her taking copious notes, checking Josephus, pretty much googling and checking every claim. She was really into it and it was kinda fun in a homework-y way until the next Saturday, when she said she wasn’t interested.

            Why?

            “I believe in Grace.”

            Even though the guy who was espousing it was a lying, murdering scumbag, God was using him to reach people and bring them to Christ. So even though he might have *thought* he was making it all up to get Iudea under control for the Romans and the Herodians, what he was really happening…

            You know that part of Breaking Bad’s first episode, when Walter White is being told he has cancer, and everything drones out? That happened.

            “…and bring you to Him!”

            “Okay. Want to go get a pizza, mom?”

            So short version: Fernando’s Hideaway. People would rather look mahvelous and get into to heaven rather than be mahvelous and get into heaven. (But you already know this. And I’m just venting. Thanks!)

  • Mark

    Asking their impotent gawd to save them via a formal resolution is putting church and state in a blender and hitting liquefy. I swear if I ever heard something like that come out a local commissioner’s mouth – I would immediately hose down the whole lot of ’em.

  • Rick

    More important things to worry about in Blount Countyt:

    “About 7.30% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.”

    • David Walker

      Obviously this is what god intended.

    • Joe in PA

      I’ll see if I can find out how much this lady makes. Ya know, in the land of ‘small government’.

      • Stev84

        Also how many times she has been married

    • Antinousian

      “No! Money and poverty are things of *this* world! We’re in this world not of it! Now stop trying to raise my taxes!”

  • bkmn

    Poor education and tax exempt churches make for stupid people.

    • Octavio

      . . . and canned creamed soup-based casseroles.

  • Michael Smith

    Crazy bullshit like this is why separation of church and state is so important.

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    • canoebum

      These are the people who would start the round ups and the loading of the boxcars if they could get away with it. They’d have us all behind barbed wire in a hot minute, praising their merciful and loving “god” as they did.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        and then go home and produce more of us

      • WehoScott

        I say the same thing repeatedly.

    • Duane Dimitrov

      And crazy bullshittery like this is why we who do not suffer from Religion Derangement Syndrome need to CONSTANTLY police those who do.

      • David L. Caster

        Yeah, that policing action is called voting.

        • Duane Dimitrov

          Agreed.

          The only issue is the propensity for the media to portray these dangerous radicals as “conservatives,” when in fact their doctrine in revolutionary.

          It should be kept in mind that, while Kim Davis is a moron, she is also a theocratic moron who would burn the Constitution in a second and replace it with a bible-based theocracy.

          That is not conservative, that is actually quite radical, in addition to being un-American.

          • GayEGO

            Hmmmmm…….sounds like ISIS.

      • gaymex

        Their stupidity is as arrogant as it is relentless.

        • Duane Dimitrov

          Oh but that’s the whole point…ignorance is raised to the level of virtue in Christianity, as is believing in that-which-is-patently-false.

          Think of the idea of “faith,” or believing in something for which there is not proof or where there exists proof to the contrary, is seen as a “virtue” amongst these people.

          The term “fucktards” comes to mind.

          The scary thing? These fucktards breed like rabbits…think of the Duggars and their a-cult-called-quiverfull kin.

          Yuck. And scary.

          • gaymex

            Very scary. I have to take a deep breath before I read their latest insane bible driven notion. The irrationality is overwhelming and hard to take. They can wear you out with their sheer stupidity.

          • Duane Dimitrov

            And the stupidity is like a firehose. A firehose where the pressure never seems to drop.

            Of course, the 2,000 year old book of fairy tales and dubious moral lessons they base their existence on (supposedly), is a neverending source of garbage “philosophy.”

            Not that so-called devout Christians ever really read the damned thing…..

          • TropicDave173

            “The scary thing? These fucktards breed like rabbits…”

            Especially when they Ram In The Bush.

    • Sk3ptic

      Karen and her frightened constituency will be hanging out here until they get their answer.

      • 2karmanot

        Indeed, I fell on my knees in praise quite often in the bushes and did witness quite a bit o’ ram’un.

      • GreatLakeSailor

        In that phrase, is “ram” a noun or a verb?
        Asking for a friend.

        • Richard Rush

          Or maybe RAM is an acronym for Religious American Morons.

        • Happy Dance

          Sounds like beastiality to me!

        • TreGibbs

          That was a fucking hilarious comment…

      • StSean

        sounds like rough porn.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Josh Duggar’s new church?

      • Lee Rowan

        Ew…e.

  • Steven Leahy

    LOL I am in that county regularly in my work travel ….should I be skeered?

    • LonelyLiberal

      If you hear banjo music, run like fuck.

      Or don’t run and get fucked. Your choice.

      • Snarkaholic

        And wear at least one item that’s held together with duct tape.

    • Gustav2

      Just put on a camo baseball cap and you will be fine.

    • MDB

      Jes’ dont smile all purty-like.

  • Blake Jordan

    Oxygen, water, food,.. are wasted on people like this!!!

  • SilasMarner

    Ya know, she and her ilk have really not evolved beyond the knuckle dragging stage in the course of evolution. I’m surprised she has developed the use of speech.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Today, in Public Piety Theater…

    “This resolution is to notify everyone far and wide, that I, Commissioner Karen Miller, am a Publicly Pious Person!”

    • 2patricius2

      “a Publicly Pious Person and an idiot……”

      • Paula

        Mental illness is never pretty to look at.

        • 2patricius2

          Perhaps it is mental illness, in which there is an excuse for her behavior. Maybe the Commission votes on all resolutions brought before them.

      • Snarkaholic

        A pompous, presumptuous, prejudiced, poisonous prig.

      • motordog

        Is that you, Penny Pringle?

        • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

          Hah! The Publicly Pious Person is trying to escape being permanently, positively, punished.

    • RoFaWh

      “Publicly Pious Person” ≑ “Pharisee”

      And we all know what Jeebus had to say about the Pharisees.

  • Glen

    It would be SO awesomely ironic if their county, and their county alone, was soon hit by a massive tornado.

    πŸ˜€

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I’m fresh out of hurricanes. Anyone here have a spare?

      • oikos

        Put in a requisition at weather control.

      • motordog

        Sorry, I had a hole in my bag and mine got out here in Pennsylvania.

      • Furface

        I’ve got a extra blizzard I was savin’ for Mississippi for the 4th of July. With the GPS coordinates for the county boundaries I’ll adjust the coverage and recenter it. Do y’all want 9 to 12 inches of snow or a rip-roarin’ ice storm for their next July 4th parade?

  • 2patricius2

    “lawless court opinions…” This says it all. People who believe that an invisible god will destroy them because of an old Biblical myth, think that they have the wisdom and authority to decide when a Court decision based on the Constitution and evidence is lawless. Turn the clock back and see whether they would make the same assessment about decisions banning the beloved Christian tradition of slavery.

  • SoCalVet

    she should worry more about diabetes and the long-term health of her legs.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Maybe she needs to put them up in the air more.

      • Bluto

        not a good visual.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Then don’t look behind the dumpster in back of the county municipal building.

    • LonelyLiberal

      God will provide. He won’t heal her when she’s an amputee, but I’m sure he’ll provide a nice crutch or something.

      • motordog

        And she’ll get a LOVELY new set of gams once she gets to heaven! Praise!

  • dcurlee

    Jez thanks nut job making our state as laughable as Kim Davis has KY

  • GarySFBCN

    LOL!

  • Steven Leahy

    Keep in mind this county is in Appalachian eastern TN, VERY similar demographically to Rowan Co, KY, from which hail Kim Davis and her ilk.

  • ElenorRigby

    Are there any NOT-dumb people in the south? I mean honestly, can’t we just carpet bomb anything south of like… Atlantic City and east of Santa Fe? Can you imagine how LESS stupid America would be if we did that? And if anyone says “Oh, but Austin is like totally cool, they have a film festival and a lot of liberals,” I will drive to your house and shit in your bird bath.

    • Steven Leahy

      There are lots of idiots in the north and lots of good people in the south. There are lots of idiots in the rural Midwest and Northeast and many in the cities, too. This is less of a geographic issue as it is an educated vs. not issue, or to some degree urban vs. rural.

      • Octavio

        Cliven Bundy sent her a check for a hunnerd bucks.

      • CΓ’l

        Maybe a good solution would be Partition. Give everyone and companies a couple of years notice to move either north or south, depending on their views and then build a wall between the two with specially trained border guards, allowing young LGBT people and liberals to move north as they get old enough to want to and any grumpy old farts who get more right wing as they age can move south. Hopefully the move would be more peaceful than India and Pakistan and everyone would end up in a place among people they could get along with and Haiti would no longer be the poorest, least developed country in the Americas.

    • Ignorance is not bliss…peruse this list and see just how many crimes did not take place in the deep south

      January 18, 2010 – The half-naked corpse of Myra Chanel Ical, a 51-year-old trans woman of color, was found in a vacant lot in Houston, Texas.
      March 30, 2010 – Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar, a 29-year-old Latina trans woman, was found dead in her Queens, New York apartment. The autopsy found that her attacker, Rasheen Everett, had strangled her then doused her body with bleach.
      April 3, 2010 – Toni Alston, a black 44-year-old transgender woman, was shot in the front door of her home in West Charlotte, North Carolina.
      May 7, 2010 – Dana A. “Chanel” Larkin, a 26-year-old black trans woman who worked as a prostitute, was shot three times in the head by her client, Andrew Olacirequi, after she asked him if he was okay with them having sex despite her male genitalia. She was found dead on the pavement of a Milwaukee street.
      June 21, 2010 – Sandy Woulard, a 28-year-old trans woman, was shot in the chest in South Side, Chicago. A passing motorist found her lying in the street, and she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
      October 3, 2010 – A 30-year-old male known as “la Reina” (the Queen), Bryan Almonte, 17, and Brian Cepeda, 17, were kidnapped by a homophobic group of youths calling themselves the Latin King Goonies, sodomized by foreign objects including a plunger and baseball bat, burned with cigarettes, and tortured for hours. One of the teenage victims had wanted to join the gang the attackers were part of, but when members saw him with the 30-year-old, they later picked him up and took him to an abandoned apartment and asked him if the two had had sex. When the teenager responded positively, he was beaten and sodomized. The gang later picked up the second teenager whom they had also seen with the 30-year-old and repeated the process. They then lured the 30-year-old to the building with the promise of a party. When he arrived with alcohol, the gang tied him up and tortured him and made the 17-year-old burn him with cigarettes. They then robbed the man’s 40-year-old brother, coercing him by putting a cellphone to his ear so he could hear his brother beg to pay them.
      September 11, 2010 – Victoria Carmen White, a 28-year-old black transgender woman, died of bullet wounds in her New Jersey apartment. It is believed she was targeted by her killer, Alrashim Chambers, for her gender identity.
      October 14, 2010 – Stacey Blahnik Lee, a 31-year-old black trans woman, was found murdered in her Philadelphia home by her boyfriend.
      November 17, 2010 – 18-year-old Joshua Wilkerson was found dead in a field in Pearland, Texas, after being beaten to death and set on fire by a friend of 5 years, Hermilio Moralez. This was supposedly a retaliation to unwanted sexual advances.
      January 11, 2011 – Chrissie Bates, a 45-year-old transgender woman, was stabbed to death in her downtown Minneapolis apartment. Arnold Darwin Waukazo was sentenced to 367 months in prison for the murder.
      February 19, 2011 – Tyra Trent, a black 25-year-old trans woman, was found strangled to death in a vacant house.
      April 2011 – Kevin Pennington, a gay 28-year-old male, was kidnapped and severely beaten in a Kentucky park by two men shouting anti gay epithets.
      April 22, 2011 – Chrissy Lee Polis, a 22-year-old trans woman, was beaten in a violent struggle by two African-American women for entering the women’s bathroom in Baltimore County, Maryland, which triggered her to have a seizure. A McDonald’s employee, who was later fired, filmed the encounter and released the film on the internet; it since went viral. Teonna Monae Brown, 19, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and a hate crime in the beating, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison, plus three years of supervised probation. The other woman was charged as a juvenile and committed to a juvenile detention facility.[149] See: 2011 Rosedale, Maryland beating
      June 2011 – Rosita Hernandez, a Cuban trans woman, was stabbed to death in Miami.
      June 5, 2011 – CeCe McDonald, a young African American trans woman, was attacked outside a tavern shortly after midnight in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
      July 20, 2011 – Lashai Mclean, a 23-year-old African American trans woman, was shot to death in Northeast Washington DC
      August 11, 2011 – Camila Guzman, a Latina transgender woman, was found murdered in her apartment in East Harlem, Manhattan.
      September 8, 2011 – Cameron Nelson, a 32-year-old gay man, was attacked at his place of employment in Utah
      October 11, 2011 – Shelley Hilliard, a black transgender teen who had been reported missing, had her burnt torso identified by police in Detroit.
      November 15, 2011 – Danny Vega, a 58-year-old Asian-American gay man who worked as a hairdresser in Rainier Valley, Seattle was beaten and robbed as he was taking a walk.
      November 17, 2011 – Cassidy Nathan Vickers, a 32-year-old black transgender woman, died from a fatal gunshot wound to the chest in Hollywood. Her killer, who is still unidentified, is suspected of also attempting to rob and non-fatally shoot another black transgender woman on the same day.
      December 17, 2011 – Charlie Hernandez, a 26-year-old who was openly gay, was stabbed to death following a brawl that included anti-gay slurs that occurred with two men after he accidentally stepped on some sunglasses.
      December 24, 2011 – Dee Dee Pearson, a 31-year-old transgender woman, died from bullet wounds in Kansas City, Missouri. Kenyan L. Jones was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. Jones told police he paid to have sexual relations with Ms Pearson, believing her to be a cisgender woman, but hours after having sex with her, discovered she was not
      December 29, 2011 – The body of Githe Goines, a black 23-year-old trans woman who had been reported missing 2 weeks beforehand, was found in a scrapheap. An autopsy set that the time of her death as much as 2 days before her body was discovered, and that she had been strangled.
      January 21, 2012 – Crain Conaway, a black 47-year-old trans woman, was found dead in her home in Oceanside, California
      February 2, 2012 – JaParker “Deoni” Jones, a 23-year-old black trans woman, was stabbed in the head while waiting at a Metro bus stop in Washington DC
      February 2012 – Cody Rogers, an 18-year-old teenager, was brutally assaulted and targeted with homophobic slurs at a party after defending a female friend who was also attacked
      March 24, 2012 – Several transgender and crossdressing people were shot at and robbed in Florida by a man, suspected to be De Los Santos. 23-year-old Tyrell Jacksonwas fatally wounded in the shooting, which also injured 20-year-old Michael Hunter.
      April 3, 2012 – Coko Williams, a black trans woman, was found murdered in East Detroit, Michigan. The homicide may have been related to Coko’s involvement in sex work.
      April 16, 2012 – Paige Clay, 23, a black trans woman, was found dead, with a bullet wound to her face in West Garfield Park, Chicago. The death was ruled as a homicide.
      April 21, 2012 – Eric Unger, a 23-year-old gay man living in Illinois, was attacked by a group of men on the way home from a party, while they shouted anti-gay epithets at him. The investigation is ongoing.
      April 29, 2012 – Brandy Martell, a 37-year-old trans woman of color, was murdered in Oakland, California
      May 2012 – Max Pelofske, a 21-year-old gay man, was beaten by a group of youths at a party in Minnesota. Pelofske claims it was a hate crime, but police disagree.
      June 5, 2012 – Kardin Ulysse, a black 14-year-old boy, was attacked in the cafeteria of Roy Mann Junior High School by another group of boys. He was called anti-gay slurs and sustained damage to the cornea of one of his eyes, leaving him blinded. Ulysse’s parents planned on suing the city for failing to supervise its students properly.
      June 23, 2012 – Mollie Olgin, 19 years old, and her girlfriend, Kristene Chapa, 18 years old, were found shot in the head near Violet Andrews Park in Portland, Texas. Olgin died at the scene and Chapa survived. Law enforcement has said there is no evidence to suggest that the incident is a hate crime
      July 5, 2012 – Tracy Johnson, a 40-year-old black trans woman, was found dead from gunshot wounds in Baltimore, Maryland.
      August 14, 2012 – Tiffany Gooden, a 19-year-old black trans woman, was found murdered on the second floor of an abandoned building in Chicago. An autopsy verified that she had been stabbed to death. Notably, the body of Paige Clay, another young black trans woman, was discovered in April 3 blocks away from where Tiffany was found. The pair were known as friends.
      August 18, 2012 – Kendall Hampton, a 26-year-old black trans woman, died of gunshot wounds. Eugene Carlos Dukes was arrested in early September for her murder, and indicted later that month.
      August 26, 2012 – Deja Jones, a 33-year-old black trans woman, was shot to death in Miami. No arrest has yet been made.
      September 3, 2012 – The body of Kyra Cordova, a 27-year-old trans woman, was found in a wooded area in Frankford, Philadelphia.
      October 15, 2012 – Janette Tovar, a 43-year-old trans woman was murdered by her partner, Jonathan Kenney, according to police, who beat her and slammed her head into concrete. He was later arrested for her murder.
      March 1, 2013 – Sondra Scarber addressed a parent about her girlfriend’s son being bullied at Seabourn Elementary School in Mesquite, Texas, and was beaten by him when he realized that she was a lesbian.
      May 17, 2013 – Mark Carson, a 32-year old black gay man, was shot to death by another man who trailed and taunted him and a friend as they walked down the street in Greenwich Village, New York. When the two friends ignored the assailant’s questions, the man began yelling anti-gay slurs and asked one of them, “You want to die tonight?” Elliot Morales, 33, was arrested briefly after the shooting and charged with murder and weapons charges on May 19.
      November 4, 2013 – Sasha Fleischman, an agender (neither male nor female) 18-year-old, had their skirt set on fire while they were sleeping on an AC Transit bus inOakland, California. Police arrested 16-year-old Richard Thomas and charged him as an adult with aggravated mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, and hate-crime enhancements. Thomas admitted to police that he had started the fire and that he did it because he was “homophobic.”
      December 31, 2013 – A fire was started in the stairway of a gay nightclub in Seattle, which was quickly extinguished. After suspect Musab Mohammaed Masari had told a friend that “homosexuals should be exterminated”, an informer from the Muslim community told the FBI Masamari may have also been planning terrorist attacks. The native of Benghazi Libya was arrested on his way to Turkey. On July 13, 2014, Masmari was sentenced to 10 years on federal arson charges.
      June 1, 2014 – Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, were killed execution-style shortly after midnight in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Both victims were gay, and Ahmed was apparently lured by being contacting on grindr, a social app popular with gays. Anderson-Young was receiving a ride home from Ahmed Said. The case was soon investigated as a possible hate crime. Both Said and Anderson-Young were shot multiple times; Anderson-Young died inside Said’s car, while Said died immediately outside. Suspect Ali Muhammad Brown has confessed to killing Said, Anderson-Young, and two men in Seattle and New Jersey, both of whom weren’t gay. Brown had previously been convicted of bank fraud and is believed to be in support of Muslim terrorists in Somalia. He told investigators that he was guided strictly by his faith, and that the killings were “just” because they were in retaliation for actions by the U.S. government in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
      February 1, 2015 — Taja DeJesus, 36, a trans woman of color, was found stabbed to death in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, California.

      • CΓ’l

        That is a very long list, but I had to read every word- it felt disrespectful of the dead not to. Now I am more sad than I was angry about this frankly silly resolution.

  • DaddyRay

    This right here is why it is so important to show up and vote no matter how small the election

  • Doug105

    Oh yes, let’s get the attention of history’s most prolific serial killer and ask him not to kill us.

    • oikos

      He only did it because he loves us.

      • Doug105

        Too death.

      • MDB

        It will hurt Him more than it hurts us !!

    • motordog

      …and oldie but a goodie…

  • GanymedeRenard

    OT/ It’s always refreshing to know that in other parts of our world people are generally more compassionate. So I’ll leave this here (it brought a tear or two to my eyes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAb_xYVNHOM

    • oikos

      That’s awesome. I want to move to Spain.

      • GanymedeRenard

        I’m sure you’d be welcome! All of us would!

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Madrid is one of my favorite cities.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      I just vacationed in Spain and met lovely people everywhere I went. I would love to see this experiment done in other locations and find out how they handle it.

      • motordog

        I totally agree…

    • DaddyRay

      The looks on the peoples faces as they fell silent reading the note

    • And just LOOK at what Miss Gawd did to Spain will ya!
      The dead litter every street in every town and village!

      They don’t? Never mind

      • motordog

        Silly, they don’t count swarthy, non-‘Mercan folks!

      • GanymedeRenard

        Floods everywhere, volcanos erupting… And people sacrificing their babies to Satan!

    • Bluto

      It’s things like this that restore my faith in humanity.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Ditto.

      • DaddyRay

        and so needed on a thread such as this one

  • motordog

    I hear they’re also going to ask gawd to protect then from ostrich-riding Siberian tigers…’cause, you know…scripture!

  • LovesIrony

    and once again, why don’t you want the paradise of heaven and to be with the god you love so much?

    • oikos

      Where are the thanks we deserve for hastening their demise?

      • Antinousian

        “I’m sorry, Mr Oikos, but there’s no enforcement language in the Golden Rule.”

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Good point.

    • motordog

      I ask that question all the time. Also, doesn’t gawd already know everything that has and (more importantly) WILL happen? And hasn’t he had this omniscient knowledge from the beginning of time? So, he has his timetable already worked out, and this stupid bitch whining about it isn’t going to move that timetable one fraction of a second…STOP BLASPHEMING KAREN!!
      lol

  • Rex

    Of all the godless acts committed across our nation they pick the loving commitment between two members of the same sex as the act that will rain down god’s wrath. Talk about the blind leading the blind.

  • ClevelandJim

    Did someone set the Wayback Machine to 1840 here? Wtf fantasy world do these people live in?

    • GanymedeRenard

      More like 1480. Seriously.

    • American Exceptionalism my dear, exceptionally ignorant and gullible, wracked by superstition.

      • RoFaWh

        One possible remedy: give everyone who graduates from high school, anywhere in the country, an open ticket good on all flights anywhere in the world, plus a generous allowance for travel experneses.

        But with one rule: you must travel alone, not with your buddies from back home, the idea being to open your eyes to the not so minor fact that people in other places don’t live the same way you do.

  • CQCQCQ

    The crazy. It burns.

  • lukefromcanada

    two things one the term Lawless has lost all meaning when it mearely means that you disagree with a court ruling. and second WTF?? How can the US be both a world power and still full of so many freaking nut jobs??

  • Ore Carmi

    These people really don’t understand separation of church and state, do they?

    Failing to keep the two separate is un-American and anti-patriotic, given the basis upon which our country was founded.

  • delk

    Love the comment from the local news:

    “Does she really want to meet the pope that badly…”

    http://www.thedailytimes.com/news/commissioner-hopes-to-avoid-wrath-of-god/article_bc555aa1-9d17-522a-a954-29cfd8020428.html

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Thanks for the link. Restores some faith in the good citizens of Blount County.

    • Jeff Barbra

      That’s mine πŸ™‚ Jeff Barbra, embarrassed resident of Blount County. This crazy nut is my commissioner….

      • delk

        Nice Job!

  • justmeeeee

    The Onion. Has to be.

  • Robert Adams

    Well, if this prayer works as well as all those prayers for world peace…..

  • MikeInLas

    It’s beyond bat shit crazy. We have work to do now – let’s make this trend on twitter @BlountTnGov

  • joe ho

  • Robert Adams

    They are worried about GOD. I’m worried about the next hetrrosexual with an arsenal.

  • Jmdintpa

    are the praying to the same god they pray to when they lost all the marriage equality battles….because they may want to rethink that.

  • The Professor

    This stupid woman should be removed from office immediately for incompetence.

    • D. J.

      And taken to the closest happy pill center

    • Stev84

      Timothy 2:12

  • D. J.

    How many daughters plan on getting Daddy wasted then screwing his brains out? Is it a dry county?

  • Balderdashing

    She and anyone else who votes for this resolution should be immediately ousted for blatant violation of the Establishment Clause.

    • CΓ’l

      That and being insane while in elected office. Oh, wait, that would mean about half the officials in the US would have to be removed.

      • motordog

        That’s the least crazy idea I’ve heard all day.

    • motordog

      Agreed, but we can’t get that bitch Kim out of office, I fear these morons will be safe as well. Best we can do is uncover them, point and laugh.

  • Ginger Snap

    And they won’t get murdered an they’ll say see god/jesus saved us from the gays. The ignorance of god loving people is just more hilarity than i can stand.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      But then they will just bear more little gays and lesbians and queers, oh my!

  • motordog

    “…fallen prey to a lawless judiciary in legalizing what God and the Bible expressly forbids.”

    She’s a little unclear here…what does she mean? Have they declared mixed fabrics legal? Eating shellfish is now legal? Please be more specific, Karen!

    • D. J.

      May her lips never touch a pulled pork sandwich again. Or bacon. Or sausage.

    • RoFaWh

      If you asked her that to her face, she’d give you a puzzled look and then say…

      Whaddaya mean? The bibble doesn’t say anything about cotton-polyester blends nor about eating mollusks.

      Generally speaking, fundies are just as ignorant of what their “holy book” says as they are about the structure of government in the US. And a great deal else besides.

      • motordog

        Like most xtians, she needs the industrial brand cherry picker…

  • Mark

    Get the fucking net!

  • Sam_Handwich

    i sent her an email

    Peace be upon you and Allah’s mercy and blessings!

    I am writing to express my gratefulness for your fatwa on the homosexual marriages.

    Naazim Salim
    ALLAHU ACKBAR!

    • Gustav2

      She will probably call Homeland Security thinking it is a threat.

    • motordog

      I’d tell here that it’s all cool…I had a chat with Loki and Amaterasu, and they said they’d have a word with Yahweh about this whole ‘aggro’ deal of his.

      • 2karmanot

        Well, Amaterasu did send a blood moon, but I don’t know the after effects yet.

        • jcreimer

          Funny. The newsletter from my jinja didn’t mention anything about it.

    • D. J.

      They are preparing a “huge” protest at the Mosque in Murfreesboro. (And other Mosques) I don’t know how “huge” the turnout will be. If Brian Brown was planning it, it would be easier to predict.

    • MDB

      Should have included peas be upon you !!!

      • Snarkaholic

        Courtesy of The Holy Goat!

    • 2karmanot

      Did you spell that correctly? I always though it was ‘Hollyhocks In Free.’

    • Henry Horton

      Oh thank you…just copied…hope you doan mind i send also…pure genius…fuck with all 3 brain cells she be operating on.

    • nocadrummer

      … and JEFF!

  • MikeBx2

    How odd that the very people who claim they will spend eternity in a heavenly paradise after they die , are so terrified of death. To quote George Carlin, religion is the greatest bs story ever told.

    • Ginger Snap

      I can’t up vote you enough.

    • TrollopeReader

      and sold.

    • Ben in Oakland

      It all goes to show that they really don’t believe it.

  • DaveMiller135

    As I write this, potentially deadly hurricane Joaquin has altered its course to veer away from Washington, New York, even Vermont. I think if we’re reading God’s will in the weather, then he must be in favor of marriage equality. Today.

    • TrollopeReader

      meanwhile, those nice Christianists are being flooded in South Carolina.

      odd.

      • motordog

        I blame that damnable, sin-soaked Azalea Festival! Just like Godom and Samorrah! Praise!

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          But isn’t the Azalea Festival in March?

    • Balderdashing

      Naw, God is a trickster god. “Oh-oh, people, here comes the Apocalypse! Ha ha, fooled you again. I wouldn’t do that, because I’m a loving god. Oh wait, maybe THIS is the Apocalypse! Ha ha fooled you again!”

      It’s the approach of the bully.

      • motordog

        A cosmic game of “Got Your Nose!”

  • worstcultever

    my gods, this toddler industrial complex

    srsly, what do we do with this cancer

    • D. J.

      Mental health clinics stat! There is an epidemic of schizophrenia across the USA.

  • JamesStone

    Canada is so screwed! They have had marriage equality for over a decade… Maybe her loving God will focus his wrath on the Canadians?

    • Stev84

      Any day now

    • Hue-Man

      She’s punished us enough; nearly a decade of far-right dominionist Stephen Harper’s government.

    • RoFaWh

      What do you think Canada’s winter climate is all about?

  • All I can say is if there’s a Walmart there in Blount County, they’re going to be pretty fucking busy as the only one standing after the Wrath. I suggest you get there early to get a good parking space.

    • Joe in PA

      hmmm, I wonder what the chances are that there is a Walmart in Blount County? PRETTY FUCKING LIKELY! πŸ™‚

  • Anyone this afraid of The Gay needs a Straight Jacket to keep them safe.

  • anne marie in philly

    and still the batshit fucking crazies come outta da woodwork, spouting drivel about imaginary friends and ALWAYS wanting to kill someone/something. SMH

    • motordog

      There’s a reason why even they use the words “God FEARING”…what’s odd is when they refer to their deity as ‘loving’…I guess it’s kind of like the abused spouse thing.

      • Antinousian

        If He thinks it doesn’t love Him it gets the hose again.

        • (furiously rubbing the lotion onto my skin…just in case)

          • DumbHairyApe

            I can do that for you!

          • So like you, always ready to lend a hand…or

      • GreatLakeSailor

        It’s every bit the abused spouse thing.

        Slightly tangential: Deconstruct the language in one of these “open letters to the people” from one of the more fascist police union reps after their latest murder is caught on video. Same thing: Authoritarianism.

  • Galvestonian

    I think it’s the weather or maybe the water that effects these people and draws them out. Of course, it could be drugs or insanity, too. No, no, no…it can’t be religion ’cause this kind of bull-puckey is clearly delusional…religion isn’t delusion..is it ? Religion isn’t a big hoax or myth is it ? What ?

  • Antinousian

    That is an…amazingly…selfish prayer.

    • oikos

      Well they are christianists.

    • motordog

      Except for prayers of thanks, I find ALL prayers rather passive-aggressive. God supposedly knows everything, knows what’s best for us…but I’mma just gonna tug his sleeve and ‘remind’ him about a few things he’s clearly not thought of! Also…some prayers kind of make god into a magic wishing troll.

      • Ben in Oakland

        He’s…..not?

      • Antinousian

        Not only that, but compare and contrast Jesus hanging on the cross, freaking dying (for the weekend) for mankind’s sins, and he’s asking God to forgive the people who are (very physically and very painfully) sinning against him (big time)…with this?! Assuming the New Testament’s true (just for the sake of argument) – wouldn’t this just be painting a big old bulls-eye on their church?

      • Stev84

        Who are these clowns to think they can influence god’s plan?

      • GreatLakeSailor

        Those rambling narrative prayers of the fundies…

        “And another thing, oh great jeebus, please bless the clear-coat on my new Scion xT, lest it retain the luster against the onslaught of unsightly road grunge and other forms of the debble….”

    • Christers can be amazingly stupid and selfish. A father of an Umpqua College student thanked gawd that his daughter was sick that day…not giving a moment of thought to the parents whose children/family members were not sick that day and now will never come home. Morons!

      • Edmund Allin

        I agree. And certainly not on to say aloud… But I think most parents would say that to themselves. I confess I would.

        • Exactly, not with the microphones from a hundred different news stations shoved in your face

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Reminds me of a TV series that aired last year named “The Returned.” Some dead people return to life in a small community and some don’t. The families of the dead who did not return got pretty pissed at the families of those who did return. Not sure what ever happened though.

      • Antinousian

        I’d cut him a little slack because he’s in shock but…yeah, that was fricking awful.

        • I agree and disagree with you, since his child was not in the slightest degree in danger that day there was no reason for him to be in shock…people who dwell on “that could have been me” are a bit delusional IMHO

          I could have been devastated by Joaquin! I came this close to death!…If the storm had hit Florida

          • JustSayin’

            Paul while I can agree with you, the reality is fear motivates religion and it motivates self interest above others. We don’t teach either logic or helping others in our schools which may augment fear based responses

        • Stev84

          It’s a typical reaction. “Thank god for saving me from the tornado while everyone around me was killed” or “Thank gawd for helping me find my keys while a hundred people starved in Africa”.They are incredibly narcissistic.

      • RoFaWh

        It’s a way of saying “my daughter is clean and pure, unlike the hussies who were killed.”

        Narcissism, pure and simple.

  • zhera

    Good to know they’ve dealt with all the important stuff in Blount county. To spend money and time on something like this… I don’t know how I’d react if I lived there and that was my tax money being wasted. Since I don’t live there, I’ll just point and laugh.

    • Steven Leahy

      It’s too bad, too, because that part of the country is so BEAUTIFUL. I love hanging out in that area and fortunately get to go there for work. This is not Blount, but is the Gatlinburg area, not far away.

      • Steven Leahy

        • Antinousian

          Oh, crap. Its in the Great State of Franklin.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Why are we paying crazy, delusional people? Keep that shit in your home and church.

    • D. J.

      That level of crazy shouldn’t be in the home or churches, either….

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        True, but if they don’t want to get this woman the help she needs, let them keep it behind closed doors. It sure as hell doesn’t belong out front in center using our tax dollars.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Apparently God passed them by already when it came to intelligence, why should he do so for the smiting?

  • ericxdc

    Please note Destruction Map Key:
    Counties in white – for god to destroy first
    Counties in red – for god to bypass, at least during initial destruction phase

    • Steven Leahy

      Too bad to, because TN, especially eastern TN, is breathtakingly gorgeous. I wish they would promote tourism instead of religionism.

      • Steven Leahy

        ….

      • Stev84

        Need to get rid of the people living there first

        • Steven Leahy

          LOL

      • RoFaWh

        If there was low unemployment and lots of good-paying jobs in the areas, a lot fewer people would be so obsessed with superstition.

        • Steven Leahy

          It’s a lot deeper than that, a lot of it is cultural and generational. Knoxville and Asheville are both thriving and relatively progressive cities not far away at all.

          • JustSayin’

            Steve I thinks this supports RoFawh’s point. If more cities and towns were thriving and progressive there would be less need for people to turn to a mythical god for help. Fear motivates religion, and in today’s world well off people don’t fear as much….

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            Asheville has a pretty house there.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Dear Blount County,
    You’ve been smoking too many blunts. I have no intention of murdering you. I haven’t murdered anyone since Easter, AD 33. Now oyu can get a good night’s sleep.
    God.

  • Kyle Schellinger

    Ugh. How disgusting. I live one county over from his batshitterey. I’m just glad that my county is “progressive” – or whatever that means for Tennessee.

  • MikeBx2

    What a miserable life to be so terrified of a “loving” god who will mercilessly kill you as collateral damage while he’s destroying the sinners . Mental illness for sure.

    • motordog

      Agreed…as others have already pointed out, what these so-called devotees need to do is get in the proper frame of mind. This looming apocalypse should be a huge relief and joy to them, not something to avoid. That shows a complete lack of faith in their sky daddy…and we all know you DON’T want to make sky daddy angry!

      • KarenAtFOH

        The blood moon has passed and we’re all still here. On to the next apocalypse!

  • James

    It should be illegal for any government body to pass any resolution asking any god to do anything.

    • D. J.

      Unless they bring lots of free roaming rattlesnakes to the vote. That will cut this crap out.

      • William

        Throw in a bonus Cobra.

        • RoFaWh

          Include green mambas, black mambas, puff adders, coral snakes, Gila monsters, cottonmouths, copperheads, rattlers, Komodo dragons, and an assortment of Australian deadlies. Just to make the party more festive!

        • D. J.

          And a green Mamba. They are arboreal and very fast. Good for getting the heart rate up.

  • j.martindale
    • RoFaWh

      You win an internets for a day or two for that. Time to stop calling whatever creed the fundies are pushing this week “religion” and start calling it what it is: superstition, pure and simple.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Today, we would say: “Religion is the superstition of feeble minds.”

      • j.martindale

        Much more apropos.

  • koolaidyarn

    “Lawless judiciary” legalizing divorce? That’s forbidden by the bible.

  • It’s obvious she hasn’t read the Bible,or of she has, she doesn’t understand it. The inhospitable position she prefers is more apropos of the inhospitable attitude of the Men of Sodom.

    • JCF

      Need.More.Upvotes!!!!

  • Chris Baker

    Ummmm, The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled the state’s sodomy statute unconstitutional in 1996 in the case of Campbell v. Sundquist. Gay marriage is a separate issue.

    I guess they still think that only married people have sex. If they stop them from marrying, they stop them from having sex.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Actually, from what I hear from my married friends, it’s the other way around. ;0

  • kladinvt

    Fundies have created a mean-spirited, small-minded, ignorant god in their own image.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      β€œYou can safely assume that you’ve created god in your own image when it turns out that god hates all the same people you do.”

      –Anne Lamott

  • brokebackvol

    Next county over, and a good example of why after Mom dies I wanna escape this hillbilly hellhole (knoxville)

    • txscotty39

      I moved to Knoxville one time…….stayed 7 days and couldn’t wait to get out of there.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        You mean Knox Vegas? Had a friend who went to Vet school there. Confederate flags as far as the eye could see.

  • RoFaWh

    Another religion-soaked bint. She needs to have her bibble taken away and replaced by useful myths like LoTR, H. Potter, etc. At least those teach some of the basics of being human. Or maybe learn to sing nursery rhymes.

    What is wrong with such people? And why are there so many of them?

  • Christopher

    “As the Passover Lamb was a means of salvation to the ancient Children of Israel, so we stand upon the safety of the Lamb of God to save us.”

    The lamb has to be sacrificed first. Are they going to sacrifice the lamb and spread the blood on their doors? Or are they going to sacrifice gay people and spread that blood on their doors?

    Either way, the buybull makes it clear that sacrifices have to be made in order for god to take notice.

    Just another prime example that religion is a mental disorder that needs to be attended to.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      (I my best Homer Simpson) ahhhggg, Pass over (some) lamb…
      http://f.tqn.com/y/greekfood/1/S/p/Q/spit_lamb_done_499.jpg

      • William

        It never looked like that when my mother cooked lamb.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        I’d like the teeth on the side, please.

      • ultragreen

        It looks like a roasted baby T-Rex. They’re still around in Tennessee?

        • GreatLakeSailor

          If recent reports are to be believed…

  • ColdCountry

    Talk about making a fool of yourself in public! I’d be mortified if I knew any of those arrogant, ignorant idiots.

  • this is why i don’t like to head south when i tour.

    • RoFaWh

      I wonder how many others do the same. The South is a cesspool of stupidity, xenophobia, and ignorance that right-thinking people stay away from if they can.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        and kudzu.

      • had some good shows in KY, TN & NC before, but on the same tour there was a fest that had been moved because the locals drove their pickup trucks in a circle around the sponsor’s house shooting off their guns into the air to let them know “their kind” was not welcome.

  • Douglas

    If God didn’t destroy America over slavery, lynchings and the annihilation of native peoples yet would kill everyone because two gays got married then they should be questioning why they worship that God.

    • Steven Leahy

      Oh well, god was OK with that then, ‘member? He changed his mind, as he has so many times.

  • TexasBoy

    The educational level of people entering the field of politics is abysmal.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Fuck. Just fuck.

  • HomerTh

    So why is this bitch afraid to die? Doesn’t she get to go suck Jesus’s cock the moment she kicks the bucket?

  • Michael White

    What a god do they worship if it murders believers? What sad small lives these people live

  • bob

    I have no clue what the purpose is of nonsense like this ! Do they really believe this will help their cause ? Most likely some wacko organization came in and offered them their 15 minutes and some kind of perks. FRC, Liberty counsel, Huckelberry, etc.

    • I used to love the cartoon Huckleberry Hound. Sorry, but you calling Huck$ter huckleberry kinda pulled me off topic….

      • bob

        Yea , I guess it is pretty insulting to the hound, lol. He just comes off as some warped version of a cartoon character.

        • Huck$ter is a clock work fool to be sure. Drop in a penny, wind him up and watch him jiggle.

          • bob

            Maybe he can borrow my mask I recently found from kindergarten over 55 years ago ! lol

          • You kept Huck’s mask all this time? He was the sweetest cartoon character ever!

          • bob

            My mom had a bag of stuff she saved and gave them to each of us. All our report cards,school pics,valentine cards,etc. I actually remember that from a Halloween party at school, lol

          • I have boxes of that same stuff from our boys. And so far they aren’t interested in it. But guess what? When we move, they will each be receiving all the stuff we kept. What they do with it at that point is up to them.

    • RoFaWh

      She’s just grandstanding in order to get adulation from her “church”.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Question is, what will she do next?

  • jcreimer

    Well. it’s pretty much settled. Kim Davis is on her way to Hell. She voluntarily met with held hands with a known tool of Satan, who openly hugs say people, and accepted graven mages of worship from him. All that brave work of defying the Constitution and the courts down the drain. So sad!

  • William

    Will smearing lamb’s blood on the door prevent being murdered by a vengeful God? Will my homeowner’s association grant an exemption for this? Door decorations are not allowed.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      Channeling Jean Dixon….

      Any minute now Jim Bakker will offer at his on-line christer survivalist store a 1oz squeeze bottle of lambs’ blood for $53.82 (+$12.84 shipping & handling/FedEx next day @$27.57) so that true christers can easily apply the mojo they need to survive the (certain to come!!) wrath of the god.

      The FDA will investigate shipping raw blood, but ol’e Jimmy will be exonerated once the FDA determines the liquid is water, HFCS, beet juice, corn starch & butylated hydroxytoluene.

      The FTC will investigate and find that since no one that bought it and applied it as directed was actually smited, that the product “worked” and therefor no charges will be brought. And because teh jeebus clause to all US laws.

      • Wont work. You have to eat the flesh of the sacrificed animal and anoint the doorway with its blood.

      • JustSayin’

        Points for hydrotoluene let me guest a stint on the wreck and salvage team?

  • Ninja0980

    As humorous as this sounds, this stuff is also scary as hell in a way.
    Can you imagine being a LGBT person in a town such as this?

  • TexPlant

    someone needs to be chasing this crazy ass bitch around with a net!

  • jcreimer

    Is there any legal action that can be taken against those who vote for the resolution? To do so is a clear violation of the 1st Amendment.

  • skeptical_inquirer

    Whenever I see people behave like this, I can’t help but wonder if they orgasm at the thought of making other people feel like shit.

  • MDB

    This doesn’t work unless you paint the lintel and the doorposts of each house with the blood from a Passover sacrifice which you have eaten in said house. Whining (and paper documents) doesn’t count….just ask the Egyptians !!!

    • The sheep farmers could stand to make a pile of money with all of these wee lambs going to be sacrificed on the doorstep.

      What bronze age nonsense…….sigh

  • pleasebereasonable

    Fucking idiots…..

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Religion is a mental disease of the highest order. Together we can find a cure.

  • kanehau

    Time to get busy and summon up a few tornados, or an earthquake, or something…

  • Jan Wesselius

    She must have been scared shitless at Sunday school when she was a child and never quite grew up. Makes one wonder what kind of people elect these twits.

    • Other children who have never mentally matured is your answer Jan.

    • Could be. It’s sad she missed or slept through all the parts which explained the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah weren’t homosexuality, but a failure to extend guest privileges to visitors to their towns and to take care of the poor. Oh, and that they were arrogant and overfed. (Ezekiel 16:49-50)

      Hmm…that description sounds awfully familiar…

    • Dot Beech

      Your answer probably lies at the core of the concept of representative democracy.

    • Snarkaholic

      The position goes to whichever candidate can run the best scare campaign.

  • DaddyRay

    If they really want to save their town they should outlaw trailer parks – those things are known to be tornado magnets

    • Trailers are tornado’s potato chips, it cant eat just one.

      • rabbit_ears

        They’re just so yummy and light and colourful like Rainbow Doritos!

  • 2karmanot

    Run, run, like Hell—The South is lurching again……………att: General Sherman

  • Sol

    lol! Click on the link for the meeting agenda. It’s a completely normal, mundane county commission agenda, with this one chunk of crazy plopped down in the center. Here’s are the items listed under “New Business.” Can you guess which one of these doesn’t belong?

    1. Budget Transfers.

    2. Budget Increases.

    3. Other Budget Items.

    4. A resolution to approve interlocal cooperation agreement for highway maintenance with the City of Townsend. (Resolution No. 15-10-003) (Grady Caskey)

    5. Resolution to restructure the Human Resources/Insurance Committee to provide more equal participation of all departments and employees of Blount County. (Resolution No. 15-10-004) (Jerome Moon)

    6. Resolution to set compensation of School Board Members of Blount County, Tennessee. (Resolution No. 15-10-005) (Ron French)

    7. Resolution condemning judicial tyranny and petitioning God’s mercy. (Resolution No.15-10-006) (Karen Miller)

    8. Letter from State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury regarding 2016 fiscal year budget approval. (Jerome Moon)

    • TrollopeReader

      i’ll take a wild guess and predict she’ll vote against #5, and with #4 she might request that all the equipment be Jesus-certified. Poor city of Townsend.

      • motordog

        She might read #6 and say something like “School board? What, you mean like a paddle? Oh, I’m all for beatin’ kids! Praise!”

  • Henry Horton

    Can’t wait for “the rapture” to get all these crazy —-s outa here!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    So, again I ask, how is it your God didn’t punish America for:

    Slavery
    Racism
    Misogyny
    Homophobia
    Police brutality
    Wars of aggression

    ..yet, two adult men or women getting married is where he draws the line?!?!

    Fuck you, you bespectacled gnat of a creature.

  • Massachusetts has had same-sex marriage since 2004. Still not smited or destroyed. If God really does hate gay people, the only reasonable conclusion is he sure must be one lazy bastard.

    Or just maybe, the only ones who really hate gays are these vile people who project their homophobia and prejudices onto their omnipotent super-deity? It is remarkable, after all, how this God of theirs just happens to hate exactly the same people his followers have already decided they hate.

  • Orion Dumptee

    nice photo, shes the TRUE ‘poster child’ for Xtian intelligence…..

    • William

      I guarantee the she has no gay friends.

  • ezekiel 16, you illiterate fucks….

    • Stev84

      I prefer Ezekiel 23:20

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        Was he writing about Kim Davis and her multiple men, in and out of wedlock?

  • Regan DuCasse

    Really?
    After the mass murders of so many people in America, this dummy REALLY believes God would be mad at the gay folks who are loving and taking responsibility for each other and their children?
    Somebody’s priorities on what God is concerned with are so insane.
    Yes, exactly why religious belief has no business in civil and public policy.

  • John

    Shouldn’t the ACLU get involved with this religion/government issue?

    • NowAnAgnostic

      Or the Freedom From Religion Foundation at FFRF dot org.

  • Justin

    This is breathtaking batshitkraziness. Absolutely stupifying that people in the 21st century buy this bullshit.

  • WTF is wrong with our country? I swear it has caught a possibly lethal case of religious-its.

    What’s next, requiring animal sacrifice to keep god happy?

    • nocadrummer

      Human sacrifice. What do you think all the mass shootings are about?
      God told them to do that!

      • vorpal

        If we ever need virgin sacrifices to appease the sky daddy, the pool of unmarried Christians would be the WRONG place to start looking.

        • JustSayin’

          You would have to look for un-duggard three year olds to fit that casting call

    • RoFaWh

      Stay tuned and some day real soon now, you will read of some nut-cult that has been re-enacting the various Temple rituals of the ancient Jews, including animal sacrifice, in a futile attempt to trigger the Last Days. Or something.

      • sigh, i could see this happening.

    • Stev84

      What do you expect when so many other countries use it as a dumping ground for their religious nutcases?

  • Silly woman. Everyone knows that if you want the wrath of god to pass by, you have to take a hyssop and paint your door posts and lentils with lamb’s blood. And if you forget a door, or paint only one of the posts instead of both, god will wipe you out with everyone else because he’s a real stickler for details.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Well done and well researched!

    • Gianni

      πŸ™‚ Love it.

  • Jack_Carter_USA

    Uh huh. Massachusetts legalized marriage equality more than a decade ago and nothing happened. Either Miller’s invisible sky friend is REALLY taking his time with all the smiting and such or she’s full of it. Gee, I wonder which one is more likely.

    • MDixon34

      Yeah but Canada enacted marriage equality more than a decade ago and god hasn’t let them win a Stanley Cup since. Mysterious ways.

      • Homo Erectus

        More proof that god hates Canada.

    • Well the hurricane was barreling down looking for a comfy spot to pull ashore, until the Popeshowβ„’ pulled out and then just like a miracle the storm front turned!

      Hall-la-lu-laaa! God doesn’t want the handmaiden of satan on our shores!

  • LAguy323

    Look out bitches.

    • DumbHairyApe

      ooooo perty.

  • StSean

    will they be forwarding the resolution on to god’s attorney, orly tatz?

    • Homo Erectus

      Mat Staver.

      • StSean

        Mat doesn’t carry the same gravitas that Orly does as God’s Mouthpiece.

  • thatotherjean

    Surely God could find better reasons for doing them in than gay marriage. He didn’t even destroy Sodom for its gay people:

    “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”
    Ezekiel 16:49

  • If somebody could just tell this person that the biblical story about Sodom and Gomorrah, according to many biblical scholars, is not about queer sex but about being inhospitable. God just may get those Blount County folks for not being welcoming to gays, lesbians, and their partners. That’ll surprise the hell out of em.

    • rabbit_ears

      They don’t want to hear that. It doesn’t fit with their version of the fairy tale.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      delk posted a link to a local news story earlier here. They actually interviewed a religion expert who explains the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. He states that she is clearly misinformed. Pretty good article.

  • Xuuths

    She really should take a short vacation to Saudi Arabia and see how a real theocracy works. It would open her eyes.

  • rabbit_ears

    Uh-oh, better go get some goats and sheep to sacrifice for some extra strength biblical witchery just too make extremely sure He doesn’t accidentally crush you with His magnificence.

  • JustSayin’

    Damn this is a busy thread!

    I can’t help but harming my karma by hoping that two minutes after this vote, which I somehow expect to pass, the ground opens up and swallows them whole and their god leaves in its place a fire etched stone monolith say quit fucking with my gay children….

    Won’t happen but an amazingly cool mental image.

    • Homo Erectus

      I pray for that every day. //snark

  • Geoffrey Snyder

    These religious zealots always says their bible forbids marriage equality. I wish one of them was able to show where it says that.

    • rabbit_ears

      You would need them to read THE WHOLE BIBLE with an open mind to interpret the imagery. Not gonna happen.

      • Geoffrey Snyder

        True. Although having them read the entire thing and not just the approved parts might be a good thing.

        • rabbit_ears

          Its just too much work. Who has the time for that when you have GOP candidates to fluff and all that protesting of gay marriage. It just leaves one too exhausted at the end of a day to read “The Good Book”.

      • Gianni

        Open mind? You made a funny.

      • Stev84

        An open mind lets in the devil

  • Stalcom

    And this is why I got the hell out of TN when I graduated from high school.

  • MrRobotoLA

    Tennessee is apparently having bigot envy and trying to catch up with gold star bigotry states Alabama and Louisiana.

  • houstonray

  • TheManicMechanic

    Our version of ISIS.

  • Javier Smith

    Ugh – according to their own bible, the sin of Sodom was NOT same-sex relations. Ezekiel 16;49 Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.

    • Homo Erectus

      Yup, that’s them alright.

    • Dan Robinson

      Sounds like the republican candidates.

  • Jeffrey Samuels

    It is so hard to fathom that there are so many supposedly adult people that are still living in the middle ages.

    • rabbit_ears

      Middle ages seems a bit advanced tech for these people.

  • Macbill

    Everybody and her hairdresser knows for sure…

  • bdsmjack

    • DumbHairyApe

      But, I have new crew captain!

  • billbear1961

    Depraved sinner, he will DESTROY you for permitting divorce and encouraging adulterous remarriage!!

    Prepare for his WRATH, Blount County, Tennessee!

    For your hypocrisy, he will SMITE you FIRST!!

    (Never heard you call their rulings illegal when they struck down other laws. Was it because THOSE were laws you didn’t like??)

    • rabbit_ears

      If the cockring fits…. πŸ™‚

      • billbear1961

        Hello, Bunny!

        • rabbit_ears

          Bon soir Billbear! Comment Γ§a va monsieur?

          • DumbHairyApe

            I love it when you speak French, Morticia!

          • rabbit_ears

            *presents arm for kissing*

          • billbear1961

            Γ‡a va bien, mon cher lapin!

            πŸ™‚

    • TrollopeReader

      I think he might Smite them because they must’ve failed Civics 101, 202, and 303. And 5th grade and 8th grade.

  • Gianni

    My, oh, my. I was just, in the tiniest way, beginning to think that this stuff could not get any more idiotic, ludicrous, asinine, silly, ridiculous, pathetic, nonsensical, childish, corny, laughable, crazy, etc. Not the first time I’ve been wrong. πŸ™

  • T Russell Morris

    Any public servant showing such signs of delusion and mental illness should be removed from office for the public good. Now this may would mean a lot of empty government seats. But a strict definition should weed out the worst ones. Like this crazy bitch!

    • DumbHairyApe

      Oh no. She can say all the crazy ass stuff she wants and everyone will be just fine with it- some probably even screaming out an “Amen!”…but, substitute any other diety, historic or not, and you can really see the nuttiness.

  • Henri205

    The tide of stupid bursting out of the south amazes me. Let them secede already.

  • bobbyjoe

    Ah, Sodom and Gomorrah, the bible story where God thinks deliberately handing over your daughters to a pack of rapists is a splendid idea, and that the most righteous man on earth is a guy who gets drunk and gets “tricked” into having sex with both of his daughters.

    What a great tale to constantly bring up as a show of your religion’s morality.

    • David Milley

      This!

    • Gianni

      I was once given an explanation of the business in the cave where Lot screwed his two daughters. I believe the story says the girls got him drunk. I guess they didn’t leave the city w/o the good wine. Anyway, they then aroused him and got on with the screwing. He must have been some stud, being able to do both of them and be drunk at the same time. The explanation for them doing this was that they thought they were the only people left, that everything had been destroyed and this was their attempt at repopulating the world.That always seemed to me to be a rather thin attempt at salving over a clear case of biblical incest. Nonsense.

      • Stev84

        It’s basically a smear campaign to paint a certain tribe as being the result of incest.

  • They should all actually be fired….they cannot merge law and religion like that – the Constitution expressly forbids people to do things like that

  • The funny thing is the Tennessee is Not the south. It’s not just the sound causing problems – it’s the sound and the midwest /Center states

  • If they really want to bring up those two ancient cities, they should bring up the truth as to why they were destroyed. God supposedly did not destroy them because of what the people did… Got destroyed in because he said to angels into the city, and those angels were w if they really want to bring up those two ancient cities, they should bring up the truth as to why they were destroyed.

    God supposedly did not destroy them because of what the people did… God destroyed in because he sent 2 angels into the city, and those angels were raped and beaten and I believe killed – that’s why those cities were destroyed period if people had welcomed them and treat them properly, God would never destroy them.

  • Larry Patrick

    Please God, say NO!

  • glass

    See the problem with religious people is they can never remove themselves from their religion. This is a resolution that needs to be passed in their church, not the county government.
    Religious rules only apply to the church, and nowhere else.

  • Desmond Rutherford

    You mean to say that there are still people who think that there is a god who you can speak to, or worse yet, who listens to you?

  • Chrissy

    Only the Christian who doesn’t really believe in the afterlife would make such a resolution. Shouldn’t Karen Miller’s resolution state that the wrath should take all of them quickly so the saved will be in God’s presence?

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      She is obviously a low-effort thinker.

  • EscherEnigma

    Legalizing what god and the bible expressly forbids? Like women talking in churches, Red Lobster, and divorce?

  • sikkentarred

    Is it just me or is she just a teeny bit cross-eyed?

  • agcons

    He may not murder you, my little poppet, but it’s good of you to admit that he’s a murderer. On the other hand, he may smite you for egregious stupidity, so get ready.

  • DCKeene

    If their god ‘passes them by’ during the wrath, doesn’t that mean they are not ‘saved’ and face an eternal hellfire on earth and not go to heaven?

  • crankyd

    I’m certain God will pass her by THIS TIME. She looks like a good candidate for diabetes or cancer, though. Boo-hoo.

  • Kissmagrits

    Let her pursue her laughable resolution – – we’ve got bigger fish to fry – like consolidating our gains from more than forty years of revolution.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I hear a new plot twist on The Walking Dead this season will feature Jesus.

  • soulquest7

    This is a parody website, right?

  • Dana Chilton

    If given the opportunity these same folks would outlaw all non-fundamentalist christian churches and all other religions, force women to submit to their husbands, ban “sexually explicitly material”, and give parents carte blanche to “discipline” their children any way they see fit. We know that from history…

  • fuzzybits

    It’s a shame she asking for all that and not praying for a new hair do.

  • JoshuaSamuels

    So, same-sex marriage is a supreme evil that riles God’s wrath, but other stuff like child rape and elder abuse is not important enough for God to give a fuck about?

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  • Mark Cross

    Something from nearby Bloom County seems appropriate…

  • Mark

    I re-read their ‘proclamation’ this morning – and I am bewildered – no, dumbfounded that in a group of adults there was not at least one who would object to this level of insanity being ‘passed’ as official doctrine. I mean – this little resolution is out there – WAY, WAY, WAY out there!

    I can try to laugh it off with “it’s Tennessee”, or “It must be in the water” or “No vacation dollars there” – but what eats at me is the people who aren’t crazy having to live and deal with these ‘authority’ figures in their towns and cities. They have to deal with it or leave it – – giving up their homes just to get away. And the crazies aren’t even being challenged!! WTF?

  • riley foster

    Monotheistic deities are renowned for their crankiness & bad aim. “God kills indiscriminately and so shall we” Lestat in Interview with the Vampire

  • Paul D.

    What’s with the weird punctuation, random capitalization, and grammatical errors? Was this resolution drafted by an eight-year-old?

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      No, something like this takes years of hate to produce.

  • Aanna1123

    LOL, and they wonder why we call them right wing nut jobs! Every politician that votes on this should lose their job immediately!

  • Jerry Kott

    The inmates are running the asylum!

  • Kissmagrits

    The ugly “Armageddon” nonsense from Blount County commissioners reminds me of what caused me to flee fundamentalism many years ago. At first, I thought I’d be turned into a pillar of salt if I looked back at my decision, but I’m all better now.

  • GayEGO

    Marriage was created by humans, not God. Her claim is just a bunch of fictitious hoopla!

  • CLSuhre

    I predict that this prayer will be answered by God not destroying anybody in revenge for marriage equality.

  • K2

    And what about Divorce and Remarriage? Mixing fibres? Etc. etc. They love to pick and choose….

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Well, that is highly illegal. There is no way they can even claim there is some non-religious reason for their bullshit.

  • John Wolfe

    “Good Christians” often respond well to issues of MONEY.
    .
    I think it fair that any who feel the decision by the Blount County Commissioners to resolve as described above is a poor idea, should inform both the Blount County Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce of their intent to NEVER SET FOOT IN THEIR City and County EVER AGAIN!
    .
    May their SWITCHBOARD & EMAIL be ever busy the next couple of days!
    .
    You may contact the appropriate offices here:
    Blount County Chamber-Commerce
    201 S Washington St
    Maryville, TN 37804
    blountchamber.com
    (865) 983-2241

    Blount County Commission
    359 Court St
    Maryville, TN 37804
    blounttn.org
    (865) 273-5830

  • Lee Rowan

    A real sweetheart of a god they worship, ain’t he? I mean, he didn’t blast anybody for the genocide of Native Americans, or the kidnapping and enslavement and rape and murder of African-Americans… Jesus H. Christ, what a bunch of backward idiots!

    And they’re not real conversant with the Constitution, either…

    “The Government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion”. — John Adams

    “History,
    I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a
    free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of
    which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail
    themselves for their own purposes.”
    -Thomas Jefferson, Dec. 6, 1813.

    “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”-Thomas Jefferson, February 10, 1814

    “In
    every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.
    He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return
    for protection to his own.” -TJ Mar 17, 1814

  • Targetdog

    She needs a swift kick in the twunt…

  • Gene Perry

    Personally, I cannot wait for the Rapture (when these crazies disappear & leave the rest of us alone).

  • Isabel Sinton

    I hear Tennessee is a pretty state, but it seems to have a bunch of loonies. The Civil War was fought because states wanted to leave the union. What did you do , Mr Lincoln? Could we have a recount?

  • Tennessee is also where teaching evolution was a crime, and ignorance appears to be considered a virtue.

  • Bert_Bauer

    Bitch be crazy.

  • Bronxboy47

    She must believe, as many like her believe, that her white racist god is as unconcerned about non-white people as she is. She must thinks her god just looked the other way while white invaders were committing genocide against America’s native population, and while whites maintained the inhumanly cruel institution of slavery for 200 years, followed by Jim Crow, lynchings and bombings. Apparently, none of that was enough to arouse his ire, but gay marriage, that’s intolerable and calls for the total elimination of the human race with the possible exception of Blount County.