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(Patheos)   In 2008, Focus on the Family published a "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America" with 34 specific predictions. Let's see how many came true, shall we?   (patheos.com) divider line 192
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2012-10-01 08:14:16 PM
Of course, that only highlights predictions got pants-on-head wrong. Contrariwise... the ones not highlighted aren't much better, if not worse.

To be generous, I'd give part credit for the sentence "It's almost impossible to keep children from seeing pornography", even if they got all the other details on that prediction wrong. But that's about as good as it gets.
 
2012-10-01 08:51:01 PM
Satan hasn't returned to usher in the Apocalypse. I'd blame this more on Evangelicals' upper management than Obama.
 
2012-10-01 08:51:07 PM
Um, hello sublibtard, but where are items # 3-10,12-14,15-17,24,27,29,30,33 and 34?

Typical libtard tardlib libby libb tard tard.
 
2012-10-01 08:58:44 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Um, hello sublibtard, but where are items # 3-10,12-14,15-17,24,27,29,30,33 and 34?


If you check closely, TFA has a Link to the full 2008 PDF, including those items. Those did not end up much more accurate than the examples already given in TFA.
 
2012-10-01 09:01:00 PM
Yet more reasons I am not voting for Obama. I promised four years of a socialist atheist hellscape where we use Bibles to light our abortion machines and I didn't even get a single f*cking death panel. That man is failure.
 
2012-10-01 09:09:15 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Um, hello sublibtard, but where are items # 3-10,12-14,15-17,24,27,29,30,33 and 34?

Typical libtard tardlib libby libb tard tard.


Here's 3-9, let me know how the rest turned out.
That was enough derp for me tonight.

(3) Adoption agencies: "The land of the free"? There are no more Roman Catholic or
evangelical Protestant adoption agencies in the United States.
(4) Businesses with government contracts: "The land of the free"? All businesses that
have government contracts at the national, state or local level now have to provide
documentation of equal benefits for same-sex couples.
(5) Public broadcasting: "The land of the free"? The Bible can no longer be freely
preached over radio or television stations when the subject matter includes such "offensive"
doctrines as criticizing homosexual behavior.
(6) Doctors and lawyers: "The land of the free"? Physicians who refuse to provide
artificial insemination for lesbian couples now face significant fines or loss of their license to
practice medicine
(7) Counselors and social workers: "The land of the free"? All other professionals who
are licensed by individual states are also prohibited from discriminating against homosexuals.
Social workers and counselors, even counselors in church staff positions, who refuse to provide
"professional, appropriately nurturing marriage counseling" for homosexual couples lose their
counseling licenses.
(8) Homosexual weddings: "The land of the free"? Church buildings are now considered
a "public accommodation" by the Supreme Court, and churches have no freedom to refuse to
allow their buildings to be used for wedding ceremonies for homosexual couples.
(9) Homosexual church staff members: "The land of the free"? While churches are still
free to turn down homosexual applicants for the job of senior pastor, churches and parachurch
organizations are no longer free to reject homosexual applicants for staff positions such as parttime
youth pastor or director of counseling. Those that have rejected homosexual applicants have
had their tax-exempt status revoked, and now the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
has begun to impose heavy fines for each instance of such "discrimination,"
 
2012-10-01 09:10:33 PM
Focus on the Family is pretty much a fear mongering hate group.
 
2012-10-01 09:19:00 PM
I read the entire original, and it struck me that about 3/4 of their "doomsaying" was stuff that I would love to have happen. The other 1/4 was stuff that isn't gonna happen, not now, not ever.
 
2012-10-01 09:27:03 PM

WorldCitizen: Focus on the Family is pretty much a fear mongering hate group.


I can't imagine how terrible life would be if I were as scared of everything as they are.
 
2012-10-01 09:32:36 PM
Something about Tim Tebow winning a Super Bowl as a starting QB?
 
2012-10-01 09:48:48 PM

abb3w: I'd give part credit for the sentence "It's almost impossible to keep children from seeing pornography"


Yes, this part is true. It has always been true, and it will always be true. Parents think they can keep their children from seeing pornography, but they are mistaken. That goes for you too, James Dobson.
 
2012-10-01 09:54:06 PM
Many of our freedoms have been taken away by a liberal Supreme Court

weknowmemes.com


WTF Indeed: Yet more reasons I am not voting for Obama. I promised four years of a socialist atheist hellscape where we use Bibles to light our abortion machines and I didn't even get a single f*cking death panel. That man is failure.


Obama: 'Help Us Destroy Jesus And Start A New Age Of Liberal Darkness'
 
2012-10-01 10:00:06 PM
TFA: Thousands of home schooling parents, seeing no alternative in the United States, have begun to emigrate to other countries, particularly Australia and New Zealand, where home schooling is still quite prevalent.

Eh? In 35 years, living on the most populous city in Australia I've met two home-schooled people my entire life - one was an Australian who had insanely religious parents and the other is a New Zealand family that came here on a one year working visa and wasn't able (or didn't think it was worth it for one year) to enrol their kid in a school. They were both mocked constantly, because home-schooling is considered weird and American-like here.

What a stupid statement.

Also, any group that has "Family" in their title deserves derision. They are almost entirely extremist religious groups whose only purpose is to push bigotry and selfish twatism.

/twatism is now a word
 
2012-10-01 10:11:13 PM
They didn't see the provision of the NDAA that allows the government to intern the citizenry. Nor did they foresee the administration appealing the ruling that overturned it on constitutional reasons.


I suppose the groping by TSA wasn't discussed either.
 
2012-10-01 10:11:29 PM
I heard he's even blacker this time.
 
2012-10-01 10:25:03 PM

Hollie Maea: Yes, this part is true. It has always been true, and it will always be true.


A bit wider variety more readily accessible these days. But that was still pretty true in 2008.
 
2012-10-01 10:30:58 PM
I'm posting this from one of Obama's FEMA death camps using an illegal iPhone that a kind soul smuggled in. You people don't know what's really happening out here. I thought I was getting hope and change when I voted for Obama. Instead I got smoke and chains. Every morning we are beaten awake by feminazi guards and forced to eat a breakfast of arugula lettuce and that fancy mustard the President likes so much. Then it's an hour of reeducation where we are forced to recount our crimes against race, class, gender and sexual orientation. The gay lecturers are the worst. They make us wear feather boas and tutus while we are forced to recite the benefits of gay marriage. After that, it's 12 hours in the mines, drawing out life-giving coal and natural gas which is then burned away in front of us in order to create a fake energy crisis that the President can use as justification for his crippling tax hikes. Sometimes Sasha and Malia come by and throw rocks at us while Michelle smiles and eats a hamburger. Oh, how I miss red meat. This place is a madhouse! It's torture! You have to save us America! You have to elect Mitt Romney! If you don't, I... I don't know if I can make it another 4 years.
 
2012-10-01 10:31:06 PM
That's a whole mess of crazy there.
 
2012-10-01 10:31:19 PM

snuff3r: Also, any group that has "Family" in their title deserves derision. They are almost entirely extremist religious groups whose only purpose is to push bigotry and selfish twatism.


i162.photobucket.com

But they have a visitor center!
 
2012-10-01 10:45:33 PM

WorldCitizen: Focus on the Family is pretty much a fear mongering hate group.


They are people who had good intentions that ran amok. Focus on the Family has become a hate group. It was not always such. It started out as a group focused moreso on preventing divorce and other religious causes. They have always opposed homosexuality, dont get me wrong on that, but that was not their primary mission at first. Past few years extremists more and more push their hate agenda to the point that Focus on the Family is now all about their hate of homosexuality.
 
2012-10-01 11:11:29 PM
They sure are hung up on teh ghey, aren't they?
 
2012-10-01 11:17:37 PM

CruiserTwelve: snuff3r: Also, any group that has "Family" in their title deserves derision. They are almost entirely extremist religious groups whose only purpose is to push bigotry and selfish twatism.

[i162.photobucket.com image 259x194]

But they have a visitor center!


bombard it from orbit
 
2012-10-01 11:21:23 PM
I like how most of these start out with "It will be illegal to do X after the Supreme Court"

I also like how all these predictions are the conservative version of worse case scenario. Very borderline of them.
 
2012-10-01 11:25:11 PM

Hollie Maea: Parents think they can keep their children from seeing pornography, but they are mistaken. That goes for you too, James Dobson.


1.bp.blogspot.com

i.imgur.com

Actually Dr. James Dobson is all about young boys seeing big fat adult cocks. In showers. Not kidding.
 
2012-10-01 11:30:38 PM
Lemme sum it up for you:

1 ZOMG the GAYS!
2 ZOMG the GAYS!
3 ZOMG the GAYS!
4 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
5 ZOMG the GAYS!
6 They took our guns!
7 ZOMG the GAYS!
8 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
9 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
10 ZOMG the GAYS!
11 ZOMG the GAYS!
12 They took our bibles!
13 ZOMG the GAYS!
14 ZOMG the GAYS!
15 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
16 They took our guns!
17 ZOMG the GAYS!
18 ZOMG the GAYS!
19 ZOMG the GAYS!
20 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
21 ZOMG the GAYS!
22 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
23 ZOMG the GAYS!
24 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
25 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
26 ZOMG the GAYS!
27 ZOMG the GAYS!
28 ZOMG the GAYS!
29 They took our bibles!
30 ZOMG the GAYS!
31 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
32 ZOMG the GAYS!
33 ZOMG the GAYS!
34 ZOMG TURRURISTS!
 
2012-10-01 11:42:02 PM

WTF Indeed: Yet more reasons I am not voting for Obama. I promised four years of a socialist atheist hellscape where we use Bibles to light our abortion machines and I didn't even get a single f*cking death panel. That man is failure.


Same here.

/plus i wanna fark my cousin
 
2012-10-01 11:42:55 PM
It really hurts their butts to see America not caring about the genitals people like, doesn't it?
 
2012-10-01 11:57:46 PM
Good farking lord. That's way too much derp at the start of work.
 
2012-10-01 11:58:01 PM
You know what, that was stupid personified.
 
Abortion restrictions are so more ridiculous. (P.S. you don't actually have to have one congresional dude or outraged post-menapausal hag.)
 
2012-10-02 12:07:08 AM

Somacandra: Actually Dr. James Dobson is all about young boys seeing big fat adult cocks. In showers. Not kidding.


I don't know if I'd call it weird to shower with your own young child one day, even if just to briefly explain something important about the human body that they'll start hearing a lot more about from outside sources very soon. What kid hasn't at least once accidentally wandered in on their parents naked anyway?
 
2012-10-02 12:17:13 AM

Mentat: I'm posting this from one of Obama's FEMA death camps using an illegal iPhone that a kind soul smuggled in. You people don't know what's really happening out here. I thought I was getting hope and change when I voted for Obama. Instead I got smoke and chains. Every morning we are beaten awake by feminazi guards and forced to eat a breakfast of arugula lettuce and that fancy mustard the President likes so much. Then it's an hour of reeducation where we are forced to recount our crimes against race, class, gender and sexual orientation. The gay lecturers are the worst. They make us wear feather boas and tutus while we are forced to recite the benefits of gay marriage. After that, it's 12 hours in the mines, drawing out life-giving coal and natural gas which is then burned away in front of us in order to create a fake energy crisis that the President can use as justification for his crippling tax hikes. Sometimes Sasha and Malia come by and throw rocks at us while Michelle smiles and eats a hamburger. Oh, how I miss red meat. This place is a madhouse! It's torture! You have to save us America! You have to elect Mitt Romney! If you don't, I... I don't know if I can make it another 4 years.


Pfft, you have it easy. Mine has all that plus Muslim prayer time and forced abortions on weekends.
 
2012-10-02 12:18:40 AM

wyltoknow: Somacandra: Actually Dr. James Dobson is all about young boys seeing big fat adult cocks. In showers. Not kidding.

I don't know if I'd call it weird to shower with your own young child one day, even if just to briefly explain something important about the human body that they'll start hearing a lot more about from outside sources very soon. What kid hasn't at least once accidentally wandered in on their parents naked anyway?


Thanks for dredging THAT memory back up.

/takes razor blade to mind
 
2012-10-02 12:54:22 AM

wyltoknow: Somacandra: Actually Dr. James Dobson is all about young boys seeing big fat adult cocks. In showers. Not kidding.

I don't know if I'd call it weird to shower with your own young child one day, even if just to briefly explain something important about the human body that they'll start hearing a lot more about from outside sources very soon. What kid hasn't at least once accidentally wandered in on their parents naked anyway?


I used to go with my dad to his club on saturdays when I was a kid. He would play racquetball or golf - I would play video games. Going into the locker room and seeing a bunch of old fat adult cocks most likely delayed me coming out as gay by at least three or four years.

/cringe
 
2012-10-02 12:56:40 AM
THIS TIME WE HAVE TO PRAY TWICE AS HARD AND SEND TWICE MOAR MONEY!!!11!!eleven!!
 
2012-10-02 12:59:36 AM
They sure seem preoccupied with teh ghey.
 
2012-10-02 01:00:17 AM

abb3w: If you check closely, TFA has a Link to the full 2008 PDF, including those items. Those did not end up much more accurate than the examples already given in TFA.


"Libby libb tard tard" didn't tip you off that he was snarking?

... Hell, him being a known snarker didn't tip you off that he was snarking? :P

/I'd say that Focus on the Family should focus on their own damn families, but I doubt that their daughters would appreciate it.
//Or their sons.
 
2012-10-02 01:00:55 AM

beantowndog: I heard he's even blacker this time.


Bigger & Blacker?
 
2012-10-02 01:01:28 AM
WOW! Religious hypochondriac morons got shiat wrong! NEWS ALERT!
 
2012-10-02 01:01:41 AM

TsarTom: AdolfOliverPanties: Um, hello sublibtard, but where are items # 3-10,12-14,15-17,24,27,29,30,33 and 34?

Typical libtard tardlib libby libb tard tard.

Here's 3-9, let me know how the rest turned out.
That was enough derp for me tonight.

(3) Adoption agencies: "The land of the free"? There are no more Roman Catholic or
evangelical Protestant adoption agencies in the United States.
(4) Businesses with government contracts: "The land of the free"? All businesses that
have government contracts at the national, state or local level now have to provide
documentation of equal benefits for same-sex couples.
(5) Public broadcasting: "The land of the free"? The Bible can no longer be freely
preached over radio or television stations when the subject matter includes such "offensive"
doctrines as criticizing homosexual behavior.
(6) Doctors and lawyers: "The land of the free"? Physicians who refuse to provide
artificial insemination for lesbian couples now face significant fines or loss of their license to
practice medicine
(7) Counselors and social workers: "The land of the free"? All other professionals who
are licensed by individual states are also prohibited from discriminating against homosexuals.
Social workers and counselors, even counselors in church staff positions, who refuse to provide
"professional, appropriately nurturing marriage counseling" for homosexual couples lose their
counseling licenses.
(8) Homosexual weddings: "The land of the free"? Church buildings are now considered
a "public accommodation" by the Supreme Court, and churches have no freedom to refuse to
allow their buildings to be used for wedding ceremonies for homosexual couples.
(9) Homosexual church staff members: "The land of the free"? While churches are still
free to turn down homosexual applicants for the job of senior pastor, churches and parachurch
organizations are no longer free to reject homosexual applicants for staff positions such as parttime
youth pastor or director of counseling. T ...


Hmm. These people sure do spend a lot of time thinking about other people buggering and scissoring.
 
2012-10-02 01:01:52 AM

Somacandra: Hollie Maea: Parents think they can keep their children from seeing pornography, but they are mistaken. That goes for you too, James Dobson.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 256x390]

[i.imgur.com image 638x208]

Actually Dr. James Dobson is all about young boys seeing big fat adult cocks. In showers. Not kidding.


The Missus got accidently knocked up for our third child a few months back. I hope this one is a boy so I can mercilessly mock his small pecker.
 
2012-10-02 01:03:22 AM

chrismurphy: WOW! Religious hypochondriac morons got shiat wrong! NEWS ALERT!


But you repeat yourself.

/This is a joke.
//The lowest-hanging fruit is often the sweetest.
 
2012-10-02 01:05:01 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: These people sure do spend a lot of time thinking about other people buggering and scissoring.


"Thinking about buttfarking" is one of the 15 commandments.
 
2012-10-02 01:05:41 AM

Somacandra: Hollie Maea: Parents think they can keep their children from seeing pornography, but they are mistaken. That goes for you too, James Dobson.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 256x390]

[i.imgur.com image 638x208]

Actually Dr. James Dobson is all about young boys seeing big fat adult cocks. In showers. Not kidding.


From this article:

Even more alarming, Dobson admits in one of his books that as a child he arranged a fight between two mismatched dogs. The battle involved a tenacious bulldog and a "sweet, passive Scottie named Baby," and Dobson provoked it by throwing a tennis ball toward Baby. He writes what happened next: "The bulldog went straight for Baby's throat and hung on. It was an awful scene. Neighbors came running from everywhere as the Scottie screamed in terror. It took ten minutes and a garden hose for the adults to pry loose the bulldog's grip. By then Baby was almost dead. He spent two weeks in the animal hospital, and I spent two weeks in the doghouse. I was hated by the entire
town."
 

I was raised pretty conservative christian, grew up listening to christian radio, all the Adventures in Odyssey bullshiat... grew up and learned better. By the time I heard someone from Focus on the Family "debating" for their views, I basically had no respect for anything they had to say.

But this... I have a Scottish Terrier. I had no idea I could dislike Dobson any more than I already did. Ugh. Words can't describe how reading that made me feel.
 
2012-10-02 01:06:42 AM

wyltoknow: Somacandra: Actually Dr. James Dobson is all about young boys seeing big fat adult cocks. In showers. Not kidding.

I don't know if I'd call it weird to shower with your own young child one day, even if just to briefly explain something important about the human body that they'll start hearing a lot more about from outside sources very soon. What kid hasn't at least once accidentally wandered in on their parents naked anyway?


"Dad! Why are you peeing on me?!?"
"Sorry son...just sort of happens when I get into the shower."
 
2012-10-02 01:09:11 AM
And these idiots probably STILL think Obama WOULD HAVE done all these things, if it were not for the brave obstructionism of the Republican Party.

Also, Focus on the Family is oddly preoccupied with thoughts of men kissing each other.

/and rubbing their peepees together
 
2012-10-02 01:10:08 AM

Stoj: beantowndog: I heard he's even blacker this time.

Bigger & Blacker?


www.wearysloth.com

big jim slade will vote for obama and so will you
 
2012-10-02 01:10:11 AM
I forget who said it first, but if you see an organization with "Family" in its name, just replace it with "Bigots" for more accuracy.
 
2012-10-02 01:11:13 AM
We used to call this shiat Fundie Porn back in the day.
 
2012-10-02 01:11:24 AM

James F. Campbell: I forget who said it first, but if you see an organization with "Family" in its name, just replace it with "Bigots" for more accuracy.


"Focus on the Bigots". Nice ring to it, actually.
 
2012-10-02 01:12:12 AM

James F. Campbell: I forget who said it first, but if you see an organization with "Family" in its name, just replace it with "Bigots" for more accuracy.


It's sort of amusing that thanks to organisations named "Family," I'm not allowed to have a family.
 
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