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Man Arrested And Jailed For Nonviolent Antiabortion Protest In Suburban Atlanta Georgia!

Posted by Job on November 28, 2007

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Robert Roethlisberger, Jr. was charged with disorderly conduct and released after posting TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ON BOND! Please note that this arrest happened in Gwinnett County, Georgia, one of the most conservative (including pro – life) congressional districts in the country. So how did this happen? Well, the Atlanta Journal – Constitution stated in an oped piece that described how the loathsome thrice divorced family values advocate Bob Barr lost a Congressional race to John Linder (Barr chose to challenge Linder rather than run in his own district because redistricting added a few thousand blacks to his district … an even more conservative Republican without Barr’s history of race – baiting ran in his place and won easily) that it was a race between the “movement conservatism” of Barr – the type that Cobb County used to represent before a large influx of black, Hispanic, and liberal white residents from Fulton and DeKalb moved into the county – and the “big business conservatism” of John Linder. Such was why the national and state Republican Party backed Linder but Charlton Heston and other true believers backed Barr (see this link from Atlanta BUSINESS Journal).

And so we have the context: big business is what rules in Gwinnett. This fellow’s pro – life display was offending Christmas shoppers on Black Friday, the most critical day of the year in retail, at the Mall of Georgia, the most critical retail establishment for the Gwinnett County economy. So the destruction of the innocent unborn, cold depraved Holocaust style murderous sacrifices to Molech, took a backseat to the almighty dollar in Gwinnett County.

Which, of course, makes Gwinnett County no different from any other place in metro Atlanta. The first thing that I noticed after moving to the Atlanta after living in rural south Georgia and only somewhat more urban north Florida is our massive concentration of strip clubs. Right in the center of the Bible Belt. Now from my time in north Florida, I know that even with the courts claiming that pornography falls under first amendment protection, a city can prevent even so much as a topless bar from opening if it wants to. So why are these establishments open even well into the religious conservative suburban landscape? Well, Atlanta’s dirty little secret is that the reason why DESPITE having to compete with places where gambling is legal like Las Vegas and Atlantic City it is still a top 5 destination for convention and business travel has nothing to do with our museums, sporting events, amusement parks, arts scene, etc. but rather our notorious strip club scene, which is rivaled only by areas that have much larger populations.

Without the convention scene the Atlanta economy would dry up and blow away overnight. That is why NONE of the local or state “family values” leaders so much as lifts a finger or utters a word against any of those establishments so long as they do not open too close to a school or church. The only exception that I am aware of was a lone city councilman who mostly unsuccessfully (though he did win a few battles) tried to organize black churches against the clubs in response to a rash of violent crimes that they brought into their communities. And yes, this fellow was defeated in his last race for political office.

So pro – lifers and other social conservatives, the reason why your agenda is going nowhere is about MONEY. Even after the Reagan Revolution and the rise of the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, etc. that the real leaders of the GOP has remained the same: the Wall Street Republicans, which, according to the title that Colin Powell famously gave himself, are the ROCKEFELLER Republicans. The Wall Street or main street or country club or Rockefeller or whatever you call them Republicans have ALWAYS been socially liberal. In the 50s and 60s they supported civil rights. In the 70s and 80s they supported abortion. Now they support gay marriage and illegal immigration. And how interesting that in order for the “Reagan Revolution” to succeed, he had to get none other than George H. W. Bush to be his running mate. Said Bush succeeded him as president to be followed by his son 8 years later. And if Pastor Chuck Baldwin is to be believed (read The Bush – Clinton Dynasty), Bill and Hillary Clinton are extensions of that circle. (Why, for instance, did Hillary Clinton go to New York of all places to run for Senate? She is originally from Illinois and lived most of her adult life in Arkansas. Bill Clinton set up shop there too, and even the media did not even pretend that it was to be near his wife who as senator spends most of her time in Washington anyway. Well suffice it to say that the United Nations is in New York, and the reason for that is because that is where the Rockefellers wanted it to be.)

So who are the religious right leaders that know about this situation and mislead their evangelical Christian charges to follow the Rockefeller Republican agenda? Pretty much all of them. But to single one out, why not start with the billionaire Pat Robertson? He is very close to the Bush family and has now endorsed Rudy Giuliani, who lest we forget before becoming mayor of New York and enacting a policy that grotesquely violated the civil liberties of New York’s black citizens (including but not limited to gunning them down in the streets) was the #3 figure in the Ed Meese Justice Department in the Reagan – Bush administration.

So on black Friday Robert Roethlisberger, Jr. gave the good Christians in Gwinnett County a brief view of the true identity of the god that the area first worships – mammon – and was tossed into jail for his trouble. And this goes back to the universalist rain dance that Georgia’s governor Sonny Perdue led a couple of weeks back. As stated in my comment on it Sonny Perdue: More Republican Universalism, I have not been led to pray that our drought – stricken area receive rain. Perhaps one should not make anything of that. And the same Robert Roethlisberger, Jr. that was arrested for making a pro – life demonstration at the Sonny Perdue universalism rain witch doctor seance was the one arrested for exposing the mammon idolatry of Gwinnett County, a Sonny Perdue stronghold (in more senses of the word than one). Perhaps one should not make anything of that either.

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Sonny Perdue: More Republican Universalism

Posted by Job on November 14, 2007

For the uninitiated, north Georgia is experiencing two things at once: an unprecedented population boom and a historic drought. The combination of the two means that unless things change there may be real water shortages as soon as next year (exactly when is a matter of debate and may be impossible to accurately predict) which will adversely affect some 4 million people.

What are our options? Truthfully none. This situation has been building over the past quarter century thanks to the combined efforts of pro – business types that would not control the growth, pro – Atlanta types (black/liberal) that did not want to see economic development and the accompanying political power spread to the more conservative parts of the state, suburban types (conservative/racist) who were intent on competing with Atlanta, anti – state sorts that resist performing even the legitimate functions of government because they do not want to pay taxes for it, and pro – state sorts that only use what little revenue is collected on everything BUT what the government is actually supposed to be doing. Yep, all those plus the environmentalists, a huge force in Georgia politics despite it being a southern state, and yes Georgia’s Newt “A Contract With THE EARTH To Prevent Global Warming” Gingrich (more on him later, or then again maybe not) was once one of them and apparently is one of them again.

Even then, this current water shortage issue has a longer history. Dry conditions have been motivating government conservation measures of varying severity since at least 1998, annual rainfall has been below what could be considered normal for even longer, and it has reached the point where during the past several years we have been reduced to hoping for hurricanes and tropical storms to come to the state to provide relief (no such fortune from misfortune this year).

So what is the governor of our state, a conservative family values religious right small town (pro – rich and big business!) Southern Baptist Republican, doing to deal with this crisis? Among other measures, hold an hourlong prayer vigil on the steps of the state capitol to ask God for rain. ajc.com/search/content/metro/stories/2007/11/13/rainprayer_1114.html (I should note that I have not personally as yet felt moved by God to pray for rain and neither has anyone else in my family, but perhaps one should not make anything of that.) Which is fine.

But when one considers that Perdue invited ALL RELIGIONS to take part in the prayer vigil, that is NOT fine. ajc.com/search/content/metro/stories/2007/11/12/prayer_1113.html! He stated that the prayer was not to the One True God in the Name of Jesus Christ, but to “a higher power” that the Christians, Muslims, and Hindus apparently worship according to him. So we have to consider four things here.

1. The article mentions that when a Rockville, Maryland man participated in a prayer vigil and gospel concert at an Atlanta church for God to heal our Georgia drought, heavy rains came. To Rockville, Maryland. Then again, perhaps one should not make anything of that.

2. These Christian pastors that in this event joined in prayer with people of other religions that our Bible and traditional Christian doctrine teaches us are analogous to devil worship, what of they?

3. The religious right sorts that spent eight years zealously hunting for any hint of evidence that Bill Clinton was “betraying our Judeo – Christian heritage”, where were they? Probably the same places they have been while George W. Bush was doing the same thing. Or maybe they were attending a Mitt Romney campaign event, who knows.

4. Will Sonny Perdue’s church home, First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia, take any action regarding his calling and presiding over a religious apostasy meeting? By the way, First Baptist Church of Woodstock stages very elaborate Christmas and Easter services; everyone that attends says that they are outstanding.

These are strange times indeed. Incidentally, there were two groups protesting during the meeting. One was a group of atheists, who suggested that legitimate believers in God 1. should pray in private or in church instead of making spectacles of themselves for public consumption and influence and 2. ought to be offended at Sonny Perdue’s publicity show. I cannot say that I disagree with the people. The second group, a party of one actually, was demanding that Sonny Perdue and all of the other Republicans that were elected on antiabortion platform do something to actually challenge the evil practice that has shed so much innocent blood in our state, disproportionately affecting minorities and the poor. The fellow, Robert D. Rothlisberger Jr., was charged with trespassing and released after having been arrested … while standing in front of a church.

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