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This week, Neal Horsley, an anti-abortion activist and gubernatorial candidate for the Creator’s Rights Party in the great state of Georgia was arrested for threatening the life of recording artist Sir Elton John.
The chain of events went a little something like this:
- Elton John announced he is a homosexual. (You heard it here first.) Note: This may have happened quite some time ago.
- In an interview with US Magazine Elton John said that Jesus Christ was a homosexual. The BBC reported the quote as: Jesus was a “super-intelligent gay man.”
- Cue the nutjob: In response, Horsley published a missive on the internet entitled, “Why Elton John Must Die.” A video was also posted on YouTube showing Horsley holding a sign that read “Elton John Must Die” outside of a condominium owned by Elton John. Source.
Praise the Lord that Horsley has since been arrested and charged with terroristic threats, criminal defamation and using the Internet to disseminate threats. Bail has been set at $40,000 and Horsley remains in custody at this time.
Stick an iron fork in him because he’s done.
Click here for the audio soundtrack to this post: I Hope You Die.
That is a really odd thing to say, given there isn’t any way to know that, but I don’t know that it is death worthy.
All the same, it just goes to the point that extremist religion of any denomination is a dangerous thing.
Good points, Oma.
So, someone says something that an extremist views as unflattering about his God. The natural response is to say, “I’ll kill you for saying that.” No, we’re not talking about extremist Muslims here. We’re talking about a Christian extremist right here in the good ole USA.
I love the image I selected for this post, because, to me, that seems to be the same sort of mentality exhibited by Mr. Horsley and that was almost 500 years ago. I can’t help but wonder if humans will ever evolve beyond this sort of thing.
But I’d guess that Horsley and his ilk were among those who were rightly upset with the extremist Muslims who targeted that cartoonist in Denmark (?).
Neither side considers themselves terrorists, they’re just defending their faith. They’re both terrorists.
What a crazy world we live in! Thanks for including that last link. I was very helpful in taking me from 😯 to 😆 !!!!!
Elton John is GAY? OMG!
Your parting stab is hilarious! “Stick an iron fork in him because he’s done.” We haven’t come all that far from the medieval times, have we?
The great whore of babylon would still roast a protestant on a slow fire if they could get their way. Now they have fags and baby killers on their side, it may be very soon indeed. Your right to choose is a farce. And for you, killing a fellow human being is a joke. As long as caesar says: its not human, ye all say amen.
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Notice how they all go OMG from verse 15?