Fandango’s Flashback Friday — December 16th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 16th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on December 16, 2012 on my old blog.

“God Hates Fag Marriages”

In a recent post, I expressed, in the wake of gun-related tragedies such as last week’s horrific shooting in Newtown, CT, my thoughts about the proliferation of guns, including assault weapons, in this country. In that post I commented:

The root causes [of gun violence and mass shootings] they [the NRA and gun advocates] say, are that too few citizens are armed; that we, as a society, have lost our Judeo-Christian beliefs and have forsaken God, who has, in turn, forsaken us; that the media immortalizes publicity hungry mass murders; and that there is too much mental illness in this country.

I then added, somewhat facetiously, I thought, “Surely some nutcases will no doubt blame these mass shootings on the wrath of God visited upon our sick society due to homosexuality and gay marriage.” Well, it didn’t take long for my unfortunate prediction to come true.

The infamous Westboro Baptist Church, known for picketing the funerals of fallen American soldiers and claiming that they deserved to die because the country for which they fought tolerates homosexuality, and whose website is, believe it or not, (which, since I first published this post, has since been taken down) is planning to picket the funeral of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung. The WBC might also picket other funerals of the fallen, including those of children, from that tragedy.

The WBC website says the following:

How many more children will you sacrifice to your filthy fag marriages? You proved you hate your kids by making Connecticut one of the first states to institute fag marriage. The blood of the Newtown dead is on the hands of every preacher, teacher, parent, and leader of Connecticut. The dead children of Sandy Hook Elementary are better off dead than to continue being raised for such great wrath and destruction as you have brought to this land. You have a duty to teach your children to fear God or else leave them to desolation, darkness, and destruction.

When I read something like this, I am sorely tempted to go out and get myself a semi-automatic assault weapon and commit a mass shooting of everyone associated with the Westboro Baptist Church. 

Hey, isn’t this what the Second Amendment is all about? And it would do wonders for my mental health.

14 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — December 16th

  1. Nope, Not Pam December 16, 2022 / 3:04 am

    And unfortunately little has changed

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  2. rugby843 December 16, 2022 / 9:24 am

    That is so sad and maddening!  My FBis cheery but finding FBs is getting more difficult without repeats for me.

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  3. Marleen December 16, 2022 / 1:02 pm

    I’m more interested, in terms of practical ethics and trying to avoid mistreating people and deserving damnation, per these sex-tangential issues: the marriage bill signed this week (ridding us of the thing passed under Clinton) as well as the new NDA thing last week [not national defense authorization] — I’m not sure why I didn’t hear more about the latter-mentioned (but formerly-done) of the two at the time.


    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), though, called the bill “a massive federal overreach” because it regulates contract law that should be handled at the state level.

    What a pissant.

    I think it could’ve done more, and it seems some people misunderstand that it is doing more, but it’s a start.

    Meanwhile, the marriage bill (this following week) did include recognition of independent but united-as-a-nation state-level laws on domestic unions-marriages-divorces. I see it as sufficient. A wedding is a planned thing — unlike (on the assaultee’s part anyway) an assault.

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    • Fandango December 16, 2022 / 2:20 pm

      Yeah, great! 🙄


      • Marilyn Armstrong December 17, 2022 / 3:52 pm

        History can be uplifting if by uplifting, you realize we are acting the way have always acted except THIS time, there’s a lot more at stake.

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