It's been a bad 24 hours or so for rightwing Christians.
First, Bill Maher absolutely nailed rightwing Christian economic preaching with his rap on Supply Side Jesus.
"Give all the fish to the 1% and let the fish trickle down."
Then "Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family
issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman." So, like RtO has pointed out more than once, rightwing marriage heroine Kim Davis is living in sin wih a man not her husband.
Other reports say the pope is going to can the sleazeball archbishop who slipped Davis into the receiving line at the embassy, allowing Davis's attorney to float -- for a couple of days before reporters blew it to pieces -- a story claiming that il papa had praised Davis's courage.
I don't know if I believe the firing report; none of the sources repeating it is known to me; and I never did believe the report about the pope praising Davis, since I know Catholic theology -- 14 years, straight A's every report card.
So, is it time for Restating the Obvious to state an obvious fact, even though no one else seems to be noticing it? It is!
It's this: When god handed down the 10 rules for going to hell, he did not rank them. You get there just as surely by coveting your neighbor's ox as by disrespecting your parents. Or by lying.
Thou shalt not bear false witness. He went to the trouble to engrave it in stone, even.
Mat Staver, the prating Christian lawyer who retold the lies about Davis and the pope, ought to meditate on that one for a while. Mat Staver is going to hell.