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(KTLA)   Mayor of Lancaster, CA tells townspeople to vote for daily prayers at city council meetings to "grow a Christian community." Hilarity ensues   (ktla.com) divider line 202
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2010-02-01 10:15:40 PM  
With the exception of LA, SF Bay Area, and San Diego, the rest of California might as well be Kansas.
 
2010-02-01 10:24:07 PM  
Parris expressed surprise that some religious leaders object to prayers to Jesus at city meetings

Why doesn't this surprise me?
 
2010-02-02 12:11:15 AM  
OK fine. Someone run for Lancaster city council and lead a prayer. I recommend this one:

"Oh Great Dark One, Prince of Night, please bless this council. May the same hand that slashes the throat of the Nazarene guide this council. May the same forked tongue that curses the lying Christ and damns his believers to eternal ignorance speak for this council in all its deliberations. Of this we ask most humbly in Your name. Great Satan, hear our appeal. Great Satan, grace us with your blood. Great Satan, it is you we owe our lives. REGE SATANA!"

How's that sound, Mayor Parris, you farking douchebag?
 
2010-02-02 12:14:03 AM  
Dinki: Parris expressed surprise that some religious leaders object to prayers to Jesus at city meetings

Why doesn't this surprise me?


How dare these Divinity school graduates understand that pesky First Amendment as it relates to their field? THEY SHOULD JUST PRAY MOAR!
 
2010-02-02 12:23:46 AM  
FTA:The remarks come a week after Lancaster city council member Sherry Marquez wrote on her Facebook page that the beheading murder of an Islamic woman by her husband in New York shows that vicious murders are what Muslims embrace.

Why does Lancaster elect council members whose husbands behead Islamic women in New York?
 
2010-02-02 12:27:19 AM  
jefe_gonzo: Why does Lancaster elect council members whose husbands behead Islamic women in New York?

More importantly, this isn't the issue here.

xtian vs muslim banter isn't an argument for praying at city council meetings. If anything, it's argument against.
 
2010-02-02 12:33:46 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: More importantly, this isn't the issue here.

xtian vs muslim banter isn't an argument for praying at city council meetings. If anything, it's argument against.


Psst, bunched pantyboy: I think jefe_gonzo was making a joke.
 
2010-02-02 12:33:46 AM  
I guess that must mean that our Beamish Boy doesn't recognize Boston--or heck, MOST of New England for that matter? New England raised towns with deep religious roots, and what did it wind up with? Infested with Diests and Quakers and more as folks were attracted to the sweet scent of a religious based community to give them succor and to save them from the error of their ways...
 
2010-02-02 12:37:33 AM  
So we've got another Christian who doesn't get that everyone isn't a Christian and that some people are offended by the idea that we'd all be perfect if we were Christians? Well, that must mean today is a day that ends in 'y.'
 
2010-02-02 12:40:56 AM  
There's a couple verses in Matthew chapter 6 the mayor may wish to read.
 
2010-02-02 12:41:12 AM  
Knucklepopper: Psst, bunched pantyboy: I think jefe_gonzo was making a joke.

More importantly, this is isn't the issue here.

xtian vs muslim banter isn't an argument for laughing at self-righteous drunk babbling. If anything, it's argument for.
 
2010-02-02 12:46:23 AM  
CitizenTed: "Oh Great Dark One, Prince of Night, please bless this council. May the same hand that slashes the throat of the Nazarene guide this council. May the same forked tongue that curses the lying Christ and damns his believers to eternal ignorance speak for this council in all its deliberations. Of this we ask most humbly in Your name. Great Satan, hear our appeal. Great Satan, grace us with your blood. Great Satan, it is you we owe our lives. REGE SATANA!"

15.media.tumblr.com

I'm Sir Simon Milligan and this is my manservant Hecubus. We approve and wholeheartedly politely endorse this message.

/"EVIL!"
 
2010-02-02 12:46:49 AM  
GAT_00: So we've got another Christian who doesn't get that everyone isn't a Christian and that some people are offended by the idea that we'd all be perfect if we were Christians? Well, that must mean today is a day that ends in 'y.'

It's particularly sad, because it causes them to miss the fact that if they were Buddhists and would accept the Four Noble Truths, they'd be far better off...

/ducks
//NOT really Nichiren
 
2010-02-02 02:03:47 AM  
The Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has denounced the comments. The chapter says it plans to file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Justice Department.

OK...Everybody who cares what Moe Hammad has to say please raise your hand. While I don't agree with this prayer issue if it pisses off the Moose Lams it's probably worth the effort.

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2010-02-02 03:06:30 AM  
The only thing people in Lancaster should be praying for is to avoid an earthquake.
 
2010-02-02 03:15:14 AM  
Mmmm.... me thinks that the whole separation of Church and State comes into play here. This is the mayor of the town advocating a specific religion. Which is the major problem. Not everyone in town follows the same religion.

So the mayor should STFU about his religion while doing his day job. When he's not doing his day job, then he can talk about his religion all he wants.
 
2010-02-02 03:20:39 AM  
CitizenTed: OK fine. Someone run for Lancaster city council and lead a prayer. I recommend this one:

"Oh Great Dark One, Prince of Night, please bless this council. May the same hand that slashes the throat of the Nazarene guide this council. May the same forked tongue that curses the lying Christ and damns his believers to eternal ignorance speak for this council in all its deliberations. Of this we ask most humbly in Your name. Great Satan, hear our appeal. Great Satan, grace us with your blood. Great Satan, it is you we owe our lives. REGE SATANA!"

How's that sound, Mayor Parris, you farking douchebag?


Indeed. According to the article, the person leading the prayer can pray to any deity that he or she chooses:
Parris explained that anyone who leads a prayer in a city meeting should be able to invoke any diety he or she chooses.

It doesn't seem to be restricted to Council members. Are the meetings open to the public? If so, then I say let the measure pass. There could be great fun to be had. :D

/Sorry, Christians, but if I recall correctly, you were told to do your praying in private. If you want to try to make it a public thing, then you will reap what you sow.
 
2010-02-02 03:23:35 AM  
GGracie: The only thing people in Lancaster should be praying for is to avoid an earthquake that their meth lab doesn't burn down the trailer.

FTFY
 
2010-02-02 03:38:10 AM  
fark Lancaster.

/lived there while working out at Edwards AFB.
 
2010-02-02 03:38:14 AM  
He urged residents to support a city ballot measure that would authorize daily prayers invoking a specific diety

so he's saying the townspeople are fat and need to lose some weight. sounds reasonable to me!

/used to live in lancaster
//60% republican whack jobs
///they are very fat people
 
2010-02-02 03:38:41 AM  
I live nearby so I am getting a kick out of this.

For those who don't live around here, I'll fill you in:

In addition to being the Mayor of Lancaster, R. Rex Parris is also the local ambulance chasing personal injury lawyer, with his face plastered on tons of billboards and phonebooks in the area. Pretty much a first class douche. We have two ambulance chasing douches in the area, and he is one of them.
 
2010-02-02 03:39:29 AM  
Reported to be rolling over in his grave:
purgatorio1.com

/or completely unsurprised
 
2010-02-02 03:40:33 AM  
ccsears: fark Lancaster.

/lived there while working out at Edwards AFB.


me too. Don't you hate... well... everything about that town?

/I'm particularly irked by the overwhelming trash build-up in every vacant lot
 
2010-02-02 03:42:07 AM  
The remarks come a week after Lancaster city council member Sherry Marquez wrote on her Facebook page that the beheading murder of an Islamic woman by her husband in New York shows that vicious murders are what Muslims embrace.

"This is what the Muslim religion is all about -- the beheadings, honor killings are just the beginning of what is about to come to the USA," she wrote on January 23. "We are told this is a small minority of Muslims in American, but it is truly what they are all about."


All about the beheading

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2010-02-02 03:43:04 AM  
Sherry Marquez's Facebook page is rather interesting, to say the least.

Wow, Lancaster sounds like a fine place to live amongst the local intelligentsia.
 
2010-02-02 03:44:32 AM  
inspiredinsanity.com.au

/That is all
 
2010-02-02 03:44:53 AM  
img2.tfd.com

"All about the beheadings"
 
2010-02-02 03:46:16 AM  
Vanadium: Sherry Marquez's Facebook page is rather interesting, to say the least.

Wow, Lancaster sounds like a fine place to live amongst the local intelligentsia.


it's really just one big strip mall, but it's got some good restaurants tucked in and around them. It's where us people in the outlying communities come to shop every now and then. The problem is it's in LA county, and comes resplendent with all of the associated problems. It's a dumping ground for undesirables from LA, and has the only state prison in LA county. In come the prison widows, and you get the idea. But overall it's not a bad place. Just depends on which area of town. Palmdale, just to the south and pretty much merged together with Lancaster, is a bit more upscale. Together they form a pretty sizable urban center.
 
2010-02-02 03:46:18 AM  
harlock: I live nearby so I am getting a kick out of this.

For those who don't live around here, I'll fill you in:

In addition to being the Mayor of Lancaster, R. Rex Parris is also the local ambulance chasing personal injury lawyer, with his face plastered on tons of billboards and phonebooks in the area. Pretty much a first class douche. We have two ambulance chasing douches in the area, and he is one of them.


Quartz Hill represent!

Parris is a major jackass. The city is about to spend money it really doesn't have to deal with the Mongols, the bikers. They wanted to hold a rally here, and Parris ordered the motels & such they had booked fenced off to keep them away. They've sued & I hope they win.

He's banned pit bulls & said he'll ban any dog breed used by gangs. I don't want gangs, either, but it's not the dog's fault.

Our other PI miller is Kuzyc. When I was in a wreck I used him so Parris wouldn't get the money.
 
2010-02-02 03:46:51 AM  
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Shaq = "All about beheading Americans"
 
2010-02-02 03:48:17 AM  
img2.tfd.com

Dave Chappelle - "All about beheading Americans!"
 
2010-02-02 03:48:40 AM  
There's two things we're supposed to keep separate. What are they, again? Pants and state? Oil and water? Church and brains? Oh, yeah. State and Muslims, I remember. Vote Quimby.
 
2010-02-02 03:49:15 AM  
This isn't Parris' first run at establishing a "Christian" city, either. A few years ago he had the cops harass some Wiccans who were doing their thing. He wanted the witches gone. It ended up in a lawsuit and the Wiccans won.
 
2010-02-02 03:49:17 AM  
Corvus: Shaq = "All about beheading Americans"

I was about to say you're a crazy off topic loon until I read your earlier post.
 
2010-02-02 03:49:18 AM  
Khazar-Khum:
Quartz Hill represent!


Best of Europe Deli! I always want to make a Final Countdown joke when I am in there. But the place is great. One of their former employees started an even better deli in Tehachapi, more sandwich and bread choices, and room to dine-in.
 
2010-02-02 03:50:28 AM  
harlock: Khazar-Khum:
Quartz Hill represent!

Best of Europe Deli! I always want to make a Final Countdown joke when I am in there. But the place is great. One of their former employees started an even better deli in Tehachapi, more sandwich and bread choices, and room to dine-in.


Tehachapi is a wonderful town.
 
2010-02-02 03:50:38 AM  
www.dance-lyrics.com
Everlast = All about beheading Americans
 
2010-02-02 03:51:31 AM  
The strong ethical and familial bonds offered by a daily and widespread commitment to Jesus Christ is the surest solution to the societal ills of our modern society. This Mayor is in the right.

I am very willing to argue for this claim.
 
2010-02-02 03:51:52 AM  
Best of Europe is insanely good. And then we have PARS, the fabulous Persian restaurant in Palmdale. Sam's Pizza, also in Palmdale (Rancho Vista)is wonderful.
 
2010-02-02 03:53:18 AM  
SantaMidge
The strong ethical and familial bonds offered by a daily and widespread commitment to Jesus Christ is the surest solution to the societal ills of our modern society.

Gott mit uns!
 
2010-02-02 03:54:14 AM  
Corvus: Shaq

Huh. I didn't know Shaq was a muslim until now.
 
2010-02-02 03:54:30 AM  
The All-Powerful Atheismo: Corvus: Shaq = "All about beheading Americans"

I was about to say you're a crazy off topic loon until I read your earlier post.


You not read the article. According to these people ALL MUSLIMS WANT TO BEHEAD AMERICANS.

So I am pointing out all the Muslims that are all about beheading Americans.

If these people think all Msulims want to behead Americans shouldn't we point out the ones who are trying to behead americans.

All the people I have listed must hate America right? because all Muslims think exactly the same like the council woman thinks.

I think her name is mrs. racist dipshiat!
 
2010-02-02 03:55:22 AM  
RevMercutio: Corvus: Shaq

Huh. I didn't know Shaq was a muslim until now.


That's cause you must miss him beheading Americans before ever game. They don't air it on tv.
 
2010-02-02 03:55:24 AM  
Khazar-Khum: Best of Europe is insanely good. And then we have PARS, the fabulous Persian restaurant in Palmdale. Sam's Pizza, also in Palmdale (Rancho Vista)is wonderful.

PARS is a nice new addition, although does not make up for the loss of Mythos. (I miss their Avgolomono soup dearly) In Lancaster, my favorites are Miso Sushi, Hiro Sushi, and Korea Kitchen (can you tell I like asian food?) Malhi's in Palmdale is an excellent Indian restaurant. Malhi's in Lancaster is not nearly as nice, atmosphere and location-wise. Food is more or less the same. Downtown Lancaster is struggling with a comeback, and The Lemon Leaf and Gianni's Italian Bistro (the latest re-incarnation of that restaurant) is a good start.
 
2010-02-02 03:55:38 AM  
Vanadium: Sherry Marquez's Facebook page is rather interesting, to say the least.



OK, I invoke Poe's Law on her.
 
2010-02-02 03:55:40 AM  
Dumbass tag on vacation?
 
2010-02-02 03:56:16 AM  
Corvus: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Corvus: Shaq = "All about beheading Americans"

I was about to say you're a crazy off topic loon until I read your earlier post.

You not read the article. According to these people ALL MUSLIMS WANT TO BEHEAD AMERICANS.

So I am pointing out all the Muslims that are all about beheading Americans.

If these people think all Msulims want to behead Americans shouldn't we point out the ones who are trying to behead americans.

All the people I have listed must hate America right? because all Muslims think exactly the same like the council woman thinks.

I think her name is mrs. racist dipshiat!


sociologycompass.files.wordpress.com
=All about beheading Americans
 
2010-02-02 03:57:16 AM  
tinderboxer: Dumbass tag on vacation?

Agree, dumbass or asinine tags more appropriate. Anything involving ass. It's not so 'obvious' because I'd be willing to bet that generally the rest of the population does not agree with him.
 
2010-02-02 03:58:06 AM  
Just for that I'd be tempted to run for council there. Then once elected, I'd decide the Deity the council would pray to is Allah. I'd bring in a Sufi Imam and he'd lead prayers while the council members would be required to prostrate themselves in the direction of Mecca.

After a few sessions like that I'd introduce a motion to repeal the law, and to introduce a law that excludes all religion from City business.

Personally, I'm almost atheist, but I like Buddhism. I just think the council needs to be smacked around a bit to wake up to reality.

Certainly the non-Christians of Lancaster should show up and heckle city council severely.
 
2010-02-02 03:58:08 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Jermaine Jackson - "All about beheading Americans"
 
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