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(Orlando Sentinel)   The Secret Service has a few words with Obama-hating pastor. One of those words might've been 'Gitmo'   (articles.orlandosentinel.com) divider line 198
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2012-06-10 09:07:29 AM  
You're either with us or against us.
 
2012-06-10 09:11:49 AM  
An attention whore with a lighter is still just an attention whore.
 
2012-06-10 09:21:12 AM  
Ah, lynching, is there anything more deeply conservative, than stringing up someone who get's "uppity"?
 
2012-06-10 09:21:14 AM  
I imagine the conversation went something like this.

"Hey dude, just chill out. He'll be out of office in a few months."
 
2012-06-10 09:30:25 AM  

Ennuipoet: Ah, lynching, is there anything more deeply conservative, than stringing up someone who get's "uppity"?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-10 10:22:35 AM  
It must just be so awesome being in the Secret Service and getting to visit all these mouth breathing inbreds that threaten the president.
 
2012-06-10 11:29:11 AM  

Generation_D: It must just be so awesome being in the Secret Service and getting to visit all these mouth breathing inbreds that threaten the president.


In their own way, they're creating jobs.
 
2012-06-10 11:54:01 AM  
Why does our president hate free speech?

/oblig
 
2012-06-10 12:03:46 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-10 12:11:28 PM  
Obama is persecuting Christians again!
 
2012-06-10 12:48:20 PM  

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 570x408]


How Christian of him. Nice touch with the rainbow flag.
 
2012-06-10 12:49:05 PM  
i512.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-10 12:49:26 PM  

shanrick:


framing the cross in the background was a nice touch.

/When we elect the first woman president I'm sure he'll set up rape dungeons displays
 
2012-06-10 12:50:37 PM  

Di Atribe: shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 570x408]

How Christian of him. Nice touch with the rainbow flag.


For bonus points: Based on the trailer behind the display, I totally buy the story that the initial plan was to have Obama hanging Uncle Sam. Apparently, this nutjob just couldn't resist the opportunity for a lynching.
 
2012-06-10 12:50:54 PM  
And then I was like 'dude, you have no effigy'.
 
2012-06-10 12:50:55 PM  
Betting I can guess what at least one of the other words was.

/Socialist. That's what it was.
 
2012-06-10 12:51:03 PM  
They got "EDT" correct in the time below the banner, but the timestamp of the story has the incorrect "EST".
 
2012-06-10 12:51:12 PM  
If you're holding back hiring due to the current administration or their policies, thus causing the country to suffer, Gitmo might be a good place for you to reflect on your wrongdoing.
 
2012-06-10 12:51:12 PM  

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 570x408]


Obama holding a pride flag is a nice touch.
 
2012-06-10 12:51:41 PM  
The thing that strikes me about the guy's little display is not that it is especially offensive - it's just so.....crappy.
It looks like it was thrown together by drunk high school boys as a prank, and on a dark night.
 
2012-06-10 12:52:43 PM  
The point was brought up yesterday, but it bears repeating: WHY THE FARK ARE THESE ASSHOLES STILL TAX-EXEMPT?!?!

If you're a church or a mosque, and you're pushing an explicit political agenda, you need to be treated as a PAC (at least) by the IRS. The entire reason that places of worship are tax-exempt is because church and state are supposed to stay out of each others' business. If a church breaks its end of that bargain in some way, the government may start collecting taxes.
 
2012-06-10 12:55:00 PM  
Jones has blood on his hands after his Quran burning stunt. Some Christian he.
 
2012-06-10 12:55:55 PM  
It has been written that all politicians should live in fear of those that they serve. If he was in D.C., he should have taken the White House tour. Barry could have taken 5 minutes with the guy and perhaps disarmed him.

"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing." - Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Madison
 
2012-06-10 12:59:49 PM  
Bigotry masquerading as free speech. Shocker.
 
2012-06-10 01:00:55 PM  
"they erected an effigy of President Barack Obama hanging from a noose outside their Gainesville church"

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-10 01:01:19 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: The point was brought up yesterday, but it bears repeating: WHY THE FARK ARE THESE ASSHOLES STILL TAX-EXEMPT?!?!

If you're a church or a mosque, and you're pushing an explicit political agenda, you need to be treated as a PAC (at least) by the IRS. The entire reason that places of worship are tax-exempt is because church and state are supposed to stay out of each others' business. If a church breaks its end of that bargain in some way, the government may start collecting taxes.


Probably because the entire right wing would be screaming about either religious persecution or the Obama campaign trying to use the federal government to silence critics.
 
2012-06-10 01:04:08 PM  

Scaryduck: Jones has blood on his hands after his Quran burning stunt. Some Christian he.



The riots in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq killed hundreds of people. He should be indicted for incitement, have his Church removed from the IRS exemptions on taxes, and have his balls removed. This man is a complete nutcase.
 
2012-06-10 01:04:38 PM  

qorkfiend: HMS_Blinkin: The point was brought up yesterday, but it bears repeating: WHY THE FARK ARE THESE ASSHOLES STILL TAX-EXEMPT?!?!

If you're a church or a mosque, and you're pushing an explicit political agenda, you need to be treated as a PAC (at least) by the IRS. The entire reason that places of worship are tax-exempt is because church and state are supposed to stay out of each others' business. If a church breaks its end of that bargain in some way, the government may start collecting taxes.

Probably because the entire right wing would be screaming about either religious persecution or the Obama campaign trying to use the federal government to silence critics.


Well of course they would. But the real question is: is there a way around that? Can we figure out a way to begin taxing churches that behave in this way, and doing do in such a way that it is impossible for right-wingers to play politics with it?
 
2012-06-10 01:05:48 PM  

Scaryduck: Jones has blood on his hands after his Quran burning stunt. Some Christian he.


He's probably happy about it too. He's responsible for many deaths, and I'm sure he's thrilled. What utter human filth. I'm ashamed to be the same species as him.
 
2012-06-10 01:05:50 PM  
I hadn't noticed before...are there always a lot of religion themed threads on Sunday?

/I would imagine this display is still up and the SS can't really do anything about it? Despite subby's wet dreams of dungeons for the nonbelievers.
 
2012-06-10 01:06:26 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: The point was brought up yesterday, but it bears repeating: WHY THE FARK ARE THESE ASSHOLES STILL TAX-EXEMPT?!?!

If you're a church or a mosque, and you're pushing an explicit political agenda, you need to be treated as a PAC (at least) by the IRS. The entire reason that places of worship are tax-exempt is because church and state are supposed to stay out of each others' business. If a church breaks its end of that bargain in some way, the government may start collecting taxes.


The reason the IRS turns a blind eye to these shenanigans is because they don't want to deal with the fallout of ZOMG WAR ON RELIGION!!! CHRISTIANS BEING PERSECUTED!!!!1! stories running nonstop on Fox News (which they'd run because f*ck Obama) and all other for-profit 24-Hour news channels (which they'd run because they don't want to be accused by Fox News of having a liberal bias).

The IRS would end up being forced to cancel the investigation AND throw someone under the bus in order to save face. The person who falls on his or her sword would either be a minority or a woman, or both, but definitely not a white male; would be some middle-management type, important enough to have contributed to the investigation but not important enough to be paid more than $60,000/yr before taxes; and would be competent enough that they would have worked for the IRS for at least another ten years without incident if not for the investigation and subsequent wharrgarbl from Fox.

By not investigating, the IRS saves itself from all this trouble -- and none of the mid-level staffers have to worry about being sacrificed to appease the teabaggers.
 
2012-06-10 01:06:27 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Di Atribe: shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 570x408]

How Christian of him. Nice touch with the rainbow flag.

For bonus points: Based on the trailer behind the display, I totally buy the story that the initial plan was to have Obama hanging Uncle Sam. Apparently, this nutjob just couldn't resist the opportunity for a lynching.


^QFT

I also agree with HMSBlinkin, why are they still not paying taxes? I really want to at least read about karma coming back to bite this guy in the behind. It'd be so funny to hear if he is going to be sent to GitMo and learn all about irony.
 
2012-06-10 01:06:49 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Well of course they would. But the real question is: is there a way around that? Can we figure out a way to begin taxing churches that behave in this way, and doing do in such a way that it is impossible for right-wingers to play politics with it?


Probably not, with this Supreme Court. We'd almost certainly get a dumbass ruling that churches are somehow people too.
 
2012-06-10 01:07:20 PM  
He was interviewed in Washington while fund raising for his presidential bid. That makes more sense. Big antics for a cash grab.
 
2012-06-10 01:07:24 PM  

Scaryduck: Jones has blood on his hands after his Quran burning stunt. Some Christian he.


This is why reality is hilarious and if you have faith in humans then you should be shot. Heres a list.
This guy isn't the pastor of some major congregation, were not talking about thousands of members, its like a couple dozen old farts who show up and scream about what they hate. Ok so this itty bitty church with a pastor who wants more in donations (he's getting it now!) starts screaming on TV for attention, pulling an Ann Coulter really. It worked for him, his Quran stunt got him on TV across the world, he's got political donations coming in by the millions, all he had to do was spout some outrageous crap, like say Rush Limbaugh style, and he's a millionaire. Money's good, its been a few months so hey, lets do it again. This guy has learned greatly from Fred Phelps, I doubt they will team up though.

So every time you see a story about him on TV, imagine a check for a few million being mailed to him. Because thats exactly whats happening.
 
2012-06-10 01:09:27 PM  
img23.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-10 01:09:38 PM  
But hanging people in effigy is a religious freedom for any Odinist.
 
2012-06-10 01:09:59 PM  
I'm sick and tired of these treasonous Republicans criticizing our Commander in Chief during war time! Waterboard them!!!!11!!1
 
2012-06-10 01:10:04 PM  
I'm really surprised that some sniper hasn't taken this guy out already for his BS at military funerals.
 
2012-06-10 01:10:45 PM  

Aexia: Obama holding a pride flag is a nice touch.


My google-fu is weak this afternoon. I can't find that cartoon with Jesus on the cross surrounded by evil atheists, drug dealers, college students, Hollywood types and two gay guys in pride costumes.

I'm certain someone here has got to have that image, though.
 
2012-06-10 01:11:16 PM  
plinkplunk.files.wordpress.com

/my opinion of this
 
2012-06-10 01:12:22 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Well of course they would. But the real question is: is there a way around that? Can we figure out a way to begin taxing churches that behave in this way, and doing do in such a way that it is impossible for right-wingers to play politics with it?


Seriously? Right-wingers play politics with salads and sandwiches.
 
2012-06-10 01:12:25 PM  

orclover: So every time you see a story about him on TV, imagine a check for a few million being mailed to him. Because thats exactly whats happening.


Yeah, this guy lucked into a golden grift with his Koran burning, all that money must have burned holes in his pockets, so he's after some more.
 
2012-06-10 01:13:09 PM  
The Secret Service's actions just give this creep legitimacy. If anything, they should visit the "newspapers" that act as Jones' de facto PR machine.
 
2012-06-10 01:14:28 PM  

whither_apophis: shanrick:

framing the cross in the background was a nice touch.

/When we elect the first woman president I'm sure he'll set up rape dungeons displays


I wanted to chastise you for that comment, thinking that making such disgusting accusations weren't helping the political discourse of the country. Then I realized you're probably right.
 
2012-06-10 01:15:57 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: qorkfiend: HMS_Blinkin: The point was brought up yesterday, but it bears repeating: WHY THE FARK ARE THESE ASSHOLES STILL TAX-EXEMPT?!?!

If you're a church or a mosque, and you're pushing an explicit political agenda, you need to be treated as a PAC (at least) by the IRS. The entire reason that places of worship are tax-exempt is because church and state are supposed to stay out of each others' business. If a church breaks its end of that bargain in some way, the government may start collecting taxes.

Probably because the entire right wing would be screaming about either religious persecution or the Obama campaign trying to use the federal government to silence critics.

Well of course they would. But the real question is: is there a way around that? Can we figure out a way to begin taxing churches that behave in this way, and doing do in such a way that it is impossible for right-wingers to play politics with it?


I honestly don't see how. Most politically active churches are affiliated with the GOP; any move against them by the IRS would be seen as a move against the GOP by the federal government. The only realistic option is to have a GOP-led federal government move against them.

From a political perspective, there's very little to be gained, and lots of potential for extreme backlash.
 
2012-06-10 01:19:27 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Can we figure out a way to begin taxing churches that behave in this way, and doing do in such a way that it is impossible for right-wingers to play politics with it?


That will only happen if Saint Sarah(tm) is the one who suggests it.
 
2012-06-10 01:19:49 PM  

whither_apophis: shanrick:

framing the cross in the background was a nice touch.

/When we elect the first woman president I'm sure he'll set up rape dungeons displays


Not if she's our Lord and Savior Sarah Palin, he won't.
 
2012-06-10 01:20:07 PM  
HMS_Blinkin
The point was brought up yesterday, but it bears repeating: WHY THE FARK ARE THESE ASSHOLES STILL TAX-EXEMPT?!?!
If you're a church or a mosque, and you're pushing an explicit political agenda, you need to be treated as a PAC (at least) by the IRS. The entire reason that places of worship are tax-exempt is because church and state are supposed to stay out of each others' business.


Political issues are not off limits to churches, but specific candidates are. Yes, this guy is all over Obama and his church should lose tax exempt status.
Political fealty - But no will one touch it because it would be a full-on political war. If this church were outright Nazi or communist it would lose tax-exemt status.
 
2012-06-10 01:21:36 PM  
I'm out of the country now, but when I get back to Gainesville, I think maybe I should pay a visit to this dude's "church" for the lulz.
 
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