It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.
ONWARD CHRISTIAN FASCISTS
It is easy to claim you love the Lord
as you show up on Sunday to pray;
Then denigrate as heathens
all those at home sleeping
On this, "the Lord’s sacred day."
It is easy to cry out,
"Oh save them, Lord!"
of those immune
to the games that you play,
As you worship the scriptures
that serve your purpose,
and ignore those that don’t
go your way.
While the "heathens" do rest
like God did suggest
on this 7th and most sacred day,
You spend the day frowning
while literally drowning
in hatred even as you pray.
THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CRYSTAL SPRINGS
THE HOUSE OF SATAN
GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS
It’s indeed ironic that the task of saving this country from fascist hypocrites and corporate thugs has fallen on the shoulders of one lone Black man. It shows that God has a sense of irony. God seems to be saying, "This nation’s greatness has been built upon lies, injustice and hypocrisy, so now you have a choice - you can either confront your hypocrisy, or allow it to become the instrument of your destruction." . Did God talk to you about that, Pat? .
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