Regarding My Use of the Term Christo-Fascist

Under the Bush Regime when they were stirring the people up to go to war against Iraq because the terrorists who flew the planes into the World Trade Center were from Saudi Arabia and…  How we ever bought that one is beyond me.

The right wing started using the term Islamo-fascists for Muslim religious fanatics.

It dawned on me that the right wing Christians including the Catholics were virtually identical in their homophobia, misogyny and bigotry.  So when I use the term I am using it to refer to the groups who abuse the word “family” in a manner that makes it Orwellian newspeak for “Nazi Family Values”, the sort that believes LGBT/T people should be killed.

Now there are still some sisters out there who think that if they embrace those values that these ultra right wingers will not come after them.  They are as delusional as the Log Cabin Republicans.  Sucking up to the Republicans will get you nothing.

Look at their trashing of Amanda Simpson.

Here’s the thing, even though I am an atheist and think all religion is foolish superstition including Buddhism and the Wicca I do not think all Christians are Christo-fascists.  For example Unitarians and MCCers are not.  To be a Christo-fascist require the abusive application of religion to deny the equality of other groups of humans in a manner that is inconsistent with the Constitution of the US.

If you deny LGBT/T people their equality as guaranteed by the 14th amendment to the Constitution then you are un-American.  The very idea that a minority group should be scapegoated and then have their equality put to the vote is straight out of another Christo-fascist playbook.  America and the rest of the Allies defeated that ideology some 65 years ago.

Christian group wants ’self-mutilating’ Obama appointee fired

From Raw Story

By Daniel Tencer
Friday, January 8th, 2010 — 3:50 pm

The conservative American Family Association is calling on President Barack Obama to fire Amanda Simpson, Obama’s transgender appointee to the Commerce Department, because the appointment “puts the weight of the federal government behind the normalization of sexual deviancy.”

“‘Amanda’ is a biological male in every cell of his body, and no amount of surgical mutilation is ever going to change that,” AFA President Tim Wildmon said in a press release circulated Thursday. “It’s a mistake for our president to appoint such a sexually confused individual to a position of public responsibility.”

Wildmon went on to say that “gender is assigned by the Creator at the moment of conception, and no healthy society should ever regard sexual mutilation, even if it’s self-inflicted, as something that’s normal and merits approval.”

He ended by saying the “appointment should be rescinded immediately.”

Throughout the press release, Simpson is referred to as “he” and the name Amanda is put in quotation marks. That appears to be a tactic now employed by opponents of Simpson’s appointment. Media watchdog MediaMatters pointed out that the conservative WorldNetDaily did the same thing in an article about Simpson that stated she (“he”) had spent $70,000 on sex-change operations since 2000.

The gay-issues Queerty blog warns that the rumblings in the right-wing media about Simpson’s appointment could be a prelude to a “slime” campaign a la Kevin Jennings.

Her real worry should be with groups like MassResistance and Fox News, which have spearheaded efforts to slime other LGBT Obama appointees, including Kevin Jennings. These radical right-wing mouthpieces don’t care about the substance of your work nor your job qualifications, but about what makes you different. And we fully expect an assault on Simpson’s character, disguised as her “work ethic” or “prior missteps.”

The AFA was recently behind a boycott of Pepsi, on the grounds that the soda maker has backed gay rights, despite assertions by gay-rights activists that Pepsi’s main competitor, Coca-Cola, has arguably done more for the gay rights movement. The AFA claims half a million participants in its Pepsi boycott.

The AFA also ran a pressure campaign last year against the 7-11 convenience store chain, arguing the company was corrupting youth by displaying an issue of Playboy magazine that featured cartoon character Marge Simpson on the cover.