There a lot of people, primarily on the right wing side of the political spectrum, who insist that America is a Christian Nation founded by Christians for Christians, for ever and ever Amen. This is a myth, but that’s not the part that bothers me. What is driving me batshit crazy is that the people claiming to be Christians and demanding the sanctity of this our Christian Nation are ignoring the most central messages of Christianity, i.e. love your neighbors.
For example, an asshat named Thomas Kersting was trotted out on Fox News — the very same “news” show that conflates Christianity with patriotism – to claim that schools should NOT feed hungry kids who don’t have enough money to buy lunch because that would be a good “teaching moment” because “we’ve got to get people to start being responsible for themselves”. Seriously, let those little fuckers go hungry, that’ll teach the stupid bastards not to have poor parents! Just go ahead and throw good food away in front of a hungry kindergartener because that brat needs to get a job and take responsibility for himself or herself!
This is Thomas Kersting’s version of Jesus:
How far down the tubes has our “Christian Nation” been flushed if we begrudge feeding children? How fokking heartless, how cruel, how coldhearted is that crap? Hell, what kind of a secular state is monstrous enough to think letting its kids go without food is the act of a decent government? Jesus wept, what happened to MERCY and KINDNESS if nothing else?
I would like to kick Thomas Kersting, who is ironically a school counselor and therefore gets his paychecks from tax dollars, so hard in the funions that he can impregnate his wife via tongue kissing. I think this would be a “teaching moment”. It would definitely teach him what this Christian thinks about his desire to let a child’s tummy go empty. When I rubbed his face into a dead goat’s rotting taint, that would teach him how I feel as a mother to hear anyone advocating for that kind of child abuse. When I shoved his head up his own ass and rolled him down a razor covered ramp, that would teach him what happens when a Hillbilly Mommy loses her temper.
By golly, there are LOTS of things I would love to teach Thomas Kersting.
But first and foremost I would teach him what the Bible has to say about feeding the hungry. Because the twatwaffle seems to have forgotten it.