Mtngirlsouth blocked me ages ago (I don’t remember why, I think because I won an argument) and I happened upon an old blog of hers randomly a day or two ago and I was apparently un-blocked at some point. Supposedly blocks expire or can be set to expire – I don’t know, I’ve never blocked anyone.
Anyway, so I see a blog where she says one of her personal heroes, Kent Hovind is in prison out of persecution for his religious beliefs.
For those of you who don’t know, hovind is in jail for keeping his employees’ tax money and not giving it to the IRS, stealing half a million dollars in taxes over three years. This, she claims is religious persecution.
Anyway, she claims he’s being persecuted because the first amendment says (according to her) that it’s illegal to inhibit religions in any way (which would entail making it legal to sacrifice children in burnt offerings and do lots of other totally illegal things). I argue against this and her other arguments and predictably she deletes all of my comments.
She won’t even admit he didn’t pay his taxes or broke the law.
Is it “persecution” for christians to have to obey the law too? Next it’ll be illegal to not automatically fellate christians when you see them in the streets, or fail to give them all of your money un-solicited. It’s already considered persecution to not say “here, take my children and indoctrinate them into your religious views, please, that’s what my tax dollars are for!” It’s also “offensive” for muslims to even exist or build mosques anywhere.
This reminds me of a blog I did ages ago where someone cited a list of examples of christian persecution, and the first item was an isolated case of christians not getting free doughnuts.
If my standards for feigning persecution were this strict a) I would be waaaaaaay more “persecuted” than these people, and b) I would be considered a lunatic with a persecution complex.