Thursday, July 14, 2005

Justice Sunday II: Electric Boogaloo

Back in April, the fine folks of the Family Research Council convened a mass meeting of conservative Christians to protest the use of the filibuster against the last handful of Bush's judicial nominees. It was an all-star line-up of the Religious Right, including Tony Perkins of the FRC (a possible psycho who was not, however, the same Tony Perkins in Psycho), all-around fun guy James Dobson from Focus on the Family, and Moral Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

It was a fantastic show, listening to religious leaders pontificate on things they know so much about, like constitutional law and congressional procedure. And, of course, the persecution of Christians. (I dozed off a couple times, so I may have missed parts, but it seems we've started throwing Christians to the lions again. Or something like that.) Sadly, it was just one Sunday. "Oh," I thought, "why can't every Sunday by a Justice Sunday? It would be better than ten Super Bowls!"

Well, praise the Lord and pass the remote, because the FRC has just unveiled "Justice Sunday II." And in case you were worried that there might be some kind of sophomore slump here, that they'd just halfheartedly go through the motions in the sequel, let me reassure you with one image:

That's right. Former Senator Zell Miller (D-Thunderdome) is taking time off from his retirement duties (i.e. dueling uppity journalists) to turn this into "Justice Sunday II: The Wrath of Zell."

Outstanding. I haven't been this excited since I heard Corey Feldman was appearing in "Streetcar Named Desire" here in New York.

Update: In case Zell isn't enough for you, JSII will also feature perennial favorite James Dobson, former Watergate felon Charles Colson, anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly, the always restrained William Donohue of the Catholic League, and music by Mr. Lee Greenwood. Wow.


Thrillhous said...

Great post, but dammit that Zell is a scary-looking dude. As Wolcott might say, no way in hell is he paying a lot for this muffler.

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

Zell looks like he's about to zap his minions, emperor-style. Also, he could use a collagen injection.

What's scary is that these "Christians" don't realize that they've fallen by the wayside. There's no love in their words or actions.

Thrillhous said...

Via NewDonkey, a reporter in Atlanta has discovered that Zell stole $60,000 from the governor's mansion fund.

Otto Man said...

What's scary is that these "Christians" don't realize that they've fallen by the wayside.

True. For people who stress biblical authority, you think they'd try reading it. There are over 300 references to helping the poor and working for social justice in the Bible, and yet they've cozied up with the party of Big Business and tax cuts. The Bible calls homosexuality an abomination, yes, but it also calls shellfish an abomination. Twice.

As Woody Allen said, if Jesus came back to earth and say everything that's being done in His name, He'd never stop throwing up.

alex supertramp said...

he's probably throwing up from anaphylactic shock as a result of eating shellfish....