Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Westboro Satanists Unite; O, Obama! (cartoon)

Editors, Wisdom Quarterly (from 7-19-13); Huff Post; Satanists (and Comedians) of New York

"Pink Mass" has made WBC founder's mom GAY in afterlife, Satanists claim
(The Huffington Post)
Life in hell is ironic (MysticPolitics/WQ)
By now, everyone's just about had it with the Westboro Baptist Church, a group whose members use national tragedies as opportunities to forward anti-gay hate speech. Ironically, their planned protests often bring communities together in opposition to their message. Now, an unlikely group has mounted a gay offensive against the WBC. On Sunday, July 14, the Satanic Temple, a New York-based organization that seeks to foster "benevolence and empathy among all people" through Satan, performed a ritual called a "pink mass" at the Mississippi gravesite of... More (and Yahoo is all over the story).
Obama speaks with other face
Oliver Knox (Yahoo News, July 19, 2013)
Obama's gay (bi) murder probe (
President Barack Obama, making his first public remarks on the George Zimmerman acquittal, said today that many African-Americans believe that “both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different” if Trayvon Martin had been white.
“You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” Obama said somberly during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
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In searingly personal terms, Obama described his experience with race-based prejudice:

“There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store -- that includes me,” he said.
“There are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me -- at least before I was a senator,” he said.
Nixon-Obama (Ruben Bolling/
“There are very few African-Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.”

So “the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history,” judging “what happened one night in Florida” through that lens, he said.
Obama seemed to pour cold water on prospects that a Justice Department review of the case would lead to federal charges against Zimmerman. More (PHOTOS)

"Stand up for Trayvon" marches and rallies (
Pres. Obama reads Orwell
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