Bobby Jindal Sorry God Had To Punish Gays With All Those Tornadoes
Louisiana Gov. and would-be Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is getting ready for a great big prayer rally in January, featuring a whole bunch of top-flight fundagelicals who also showed up at Rick Perry's major Pray-a-Palooza in 2011. Among the Fun Dementalists attending will be anti-gay activist David Lane and Doug Stringer, who organized Rick Perry's event a few years back. (Right Wing Watch points out that Mr. Stringer likes to call himself an "apostle" and once explained that God did 9/11 because America stopped believing in Him.)
Turns out that not only are they getting the old band together for Jindal, they're also going to play exactly the same set list:
Jindal’s prayer rally appears to be so closely modeled after Perry’s that its organizers are even reusing materials from the 2011 Texas event, including a prayer guide contending that natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, were the result of God’s displeasure with the “alternative lifestyle” of homosexuality, marriage equality, legal abortion, and Internet pornography.
Among other items being recycled, verbatim, from Rick Perry's rally are some wrath-o'-God warnings about some very current events for 2014:
This year we have seen a dramatic increase in tornadoes that have taken the lives of many and crippled entire cities, such as Tuscaloosa, AL & Joplin, MO. And let us not forget that we are only six years from the tragic events of hurricane Katrina, which rendered the entire Gulf Coast powerless.
You all remember how Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2008, right? And how Obama didn't do a thing to fix it?
Now, heaven knows we aren't above a bit of self-recycling ourselves -- why, just today we re-used a little joke from February. But it looks like Bobby Jindal is really just happy to let these guys run the exact same event for him as they did for Perry, which sort of makes you wonder if Jindal is also going to start hanging out at a ranch with a racist name, dressing up like Lt. Niedermeyer in a ROTC uniform, and ... we forget the last one.
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