If someone came to my door and asked if I would donate some spare change to help “The American Family Association”, I might hand over a coupla bucks based on the name. The American Family Association. Sounds like a wholesome, well-intentioned, respectable organization. Save the Children, Save the Whales, The United Negro College Fund, The American Family Association.
So much for that idea. The world is full of tricky, sneaky, underhanded motherfuckers, and the AFA is among them. If there were laws about the naming of charitable organizations, they would be called The Batshit Insane Right Wing Bible Freaks of America.
As you’ve probably heard, a killer whale grabbed a trainer last week at Sea World in Florida, dragged her under the water and drowned her. Debate has been raging ever since. Is it wrong to keep orcas in captivity? Is this particular whale a danger to humans? Should the whale be put down?
Far more questions than answers and not enough information for even the experts to be certain of anything – except for the Jesus inspired wingnuts at The American Family Association.
The American Family Association, a religious right group, is urging that Tillikum (Tilly), the killer whale that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando, be put down, preferably by stoning. Citing Tilly’s history of violent altercations, the group is slamming SeaWorld for not listening to Scripture in how to deal with the animal:
Says the ancient civil code of Israel, “When an ox gores a man or woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner shall not be liable.” (Exodus 21:28)
However, the group is going further and laying the blame for the trainer’s death directly at the feet of Chuck Thompson, the curator in charge of animal behavior, because, according to Scripture,
But, the Scripture soberly warns, if one of your animals kills a second time because you didn’t kill it after it claimed its first human victim, this time you die right along with your animal. To use the example from Exodus, if your ox kills a second time, “the ox shall be stoned, and its owner also shall be put to death.” (Exodus 21:29)
I don’t agree with the argument that Tilly should be euthanized, but I understand how it can be made. These idiotic bible thumping fucktards want to STONE the whale to death. And not just the whale, but the curator of the aquarium as well.
Just to be clear, these followers of gentle Jesus, meek and mild; the lamb of god; the saviour and redeemer, want to drag a giant fucking dolphin out of the tank and throw rocks at it until it’s dead.
Some painless form of euthanasia? No. No fucking way. These ignorant, brainless, evil, rotten fuckstains want to hurl stones at a huge cetacean until it dies.
If anyone needed more evidence that religious faith turns the brain to useless mush, there it is. Morons.
Filed under: Fundamentalist Christians, Religion, Social Commentary, Stupid | Tagged: American Family Association, Fuck you dolphin, Fuck you Jesus, Fuck you whale, idiots, Killer Whale, Sea World, Tilly the Whale |