First off, how could anybody be offended by this Marco Rubio campaign spot:
Forget about Rubes' issue stances and his Gang of Eight blunders and anything that's happened in the campaign to date, and just focus on what he says in this ad. It's all positive; he doesn't attack anybody; he doesn't criticize or condemn or judge. It's Christian fluff. Something that Christophobes should be able to tune out with ease, right?
Are you kidding?:
One of the most annoying things about religious folks is that they just cannot keep their “good news” to themselves.
Because we're commanded by Messiah Jesus to do the precise opposite, because heathen like Jeffrey Tayler need to hear it. And then if he chooses to reject it, that's his chump choice. But if "religious folks" and what we have to say are as "superstitious" and "ignorant" and "primitive" as people of his ilk rabidly insist, why are they so threatened by our words that they seek to shut us up?
Not two weeks into the new year, the frocked and beanied capo dei capi of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, chose to impose upon humanity a book of his own authorship, The Name of God Is Mercy. The title alone should have given reviewers cause to dispatch the tome, unopened, straight into the waste bin. “Mercy?” From a purportedly omnipotent LORD Who chose to sire a Kid Whom He subjected to ghastly tortures culminating in execution? Who battered and abused poor Job on a whim? Who ordered a patriarch to knife his own long-awaited son? The Name of God, were God to exist, would be anything but mercy....
If you thought it wasn't possible for his Unholiness to be attacked from the left, now you know better. But Francis is playing Christophobic 3-D chess compared to this Salon pagan, who isn't even at mumbledypeg level. It's deep-cover infiltration versus animalistic snarling and sneering.
But here is where Tayler gets down to golden calf tacks:
Moreover, faith-derangement syndrome afflicts the undeniably young and intelligent, and most notably, among the Republican contenders for the White House, Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio once converted to Mormonism but currently two-times with both the Catholic Church and the extremist, anti-gay, pro-exorcist Christ Fellowship. He has just put out a television campaign ad entitled “Marco Rubio On His Christian Faith.” [emphasis added]
"Faith derangement syndrome"? Kinda harsh, isn't it, for a guy who supports sodomarriage in his "official" capacity? Jeffery Tayler can't even tolerate apostate Christians and false christs? Aren't they effectively on his side?
Tayler quite openly believes that Christianity should be banned and Christians should be imprisoned in concentration camps at a minimum, and certainly not allowed to seek elective office at any level. Which brings us to Article VI, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. [emphases added]
Kinda gets in the way of Jeffrey Tayler's dreamed-of anti-Christian purge and pogrom, doesn't it? Or, rather, would if he were any less hostile to the Founding Document than he is God's Word Itself. Which ought to settle the question of the inspirational alignment of those two "publications," both with each other and with Salon.com.