WingNutDaily’s Janet Folger puts the “crazy” in “batshit crazy.”

Fundies would be a lot of fun if they didn’t have so much political clout these days. You’d be hard pressed to find a more paranoid bunch of whiney crybabies than the bunch that pump out WorldNetDaily and one of the best examples is Janet Folger and her latest column titled Letter from a future prisoner:

Nov. 20, 2010

To the Resistance:

I’m writing this letter from prison, where I’ve been since the beginning of 2010. Since Hillary was elected in ‘08, Christian persecution in America has gotten even worse than we predicted.

The opening here alone is pretty laughable. We start right off with the hilarious suggestion that Christians are somehow being persecuted when they compose upwards of 76% of the population. Note for you math impaired Christians out there, that means you make up over two-thirds of the population, also known as a solid majority. You don’t know what it means to be persecuted and you probably never will unless you do something stupid like immigrate to Saudi Arabia. To go on and suggest that Christians in general, and Janet Folger in particular, will be rounded up and tossed into prison if Hillary Clinton is elected should bring tears of laughter to your eyes if it weren’t for the fact that some idiots out there actually believe that crap.

When the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” was signed into law, my radio program was yanked off the air along with all the others that dared discuss moral issues on Christian radio. The networks just couldn’t bring themselves to air a pro-abortion program or one that advocates the homosexual agenda for the government mandated “balance” because broadcasting lies went against their basic beliefs – I don’t blame them.

We knew “Thought Crimes” was in danger of becoming law back when it passed Congress in 2007, but thankfully, President Bush kept his promise to veto it. But, tragically, Hillary signed that most dangerous bill in America – ushering in the criminalization of Christianity. And now, even my book, “The Criminalization of Christianity,” has been banned as “hate speech” just as I predicted when I wrote it back in 2005.

So what happened to Congress when Hillary was elected? What happened to the very much right-leaning Supreme Court? Did she suddenly disband both of them or is Janet Folger seriously suggesting that Hillary is enough of a smooth talker that she convinced both of these entities to ignore the Constitution and allow these laws to be put into place? This is persecution delusion at its best and has no basis in reality, but that won’t stop Ms. Folger from running with it as far as she can.

When the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” (“Thought Crimes” for the Workplace) became law, businesses and ministries were targeted by homosexual activists and were forced to close when they wouldn’t comply with a law forcing them to hire those opposed to their beliefs on moral issues.

When they canceled my program, banned my book and targeted my ministry, I knew it was only a matter of time before I’d be forced into “prison ministry” against my will. Unfortunately for our nation, that ministry is growing fast. A homeschooling mom was assigned the cell next to me. I try to comfort her, but she cries constantly at the thought of her kids being raised in government foster care.

When homeschooling is a crime only outlaws will homeschool! Oh the horror of it all!

So what the fuck is this all about anyway? Well aside from being an amusing bit of scare-monger tactics aimed at the most credulous of the True Believers™ out there, it turns out this screed is an attempt to drum up support for Ms. Folger’s Presidental candidate of choice:

There was a tier-one candidate that stood for our goals of life and marriage – that man was Gov. Mike Huckabee. Had we nominated Huckabee to run against Hillary, the stark difference between the two would have brought voters out in droves. And we never would have seen the Supreme Court appointments of Charles Schumer and Diane Feinstein. If only there were a way to go back in time to change … I’ve gotta go. The guard spotted me writing again.

Give me a fucking break. This dreck is so pathetic it’s a wonder anyone can manage to swallow it, but more than a few people do despite the need to completely ignore reality in order to buy into it. Ms. Folger would be amusing if her audience didn’t take her so seriously, alas they do and they’re the ones we largely have to thank for the idiot President the country is currently suffering under.

21 thoughts on “WingNutDaily’s Janet Folger puts the “crazy” in “batshit crazy.”

  1. Man, Huckabee should probably just quit now.  First   Ric Flair goes and endorses him, now World Net Daily?  Boy, he’s really kickin’ ass and takin’ names now!

    Edit – Oh yeah, and don’t forget Ted Nugent and Chuck Norris!

  2. The opening here alone is pretty laughable. We start right off with the hilarious suggestion that Christians are somehow being persecuted when they compose upwards of 76% of the population. Note for you math impaired Christians out there, that means you make up over two-thirds of the population, also known as a solid majority. You don’t know what it means to be persecuted and you probably never will unless you do something stupid like immigrate to Saudi Arabia. To go on and suggest that Christians in general, and Janet Folger in particular, will be rounded up and tossed into prison if Hillary Clinton is elected should bring tears of laughter to your eyes if it weren’t for the fact that some idiots out there actually believe that crap.

    Bear in mind that those that Ms Folger considers True Christians (TM) is probably a much tinier number.  I mean, if you cut out the denominations that are even considering recognizing gay marriages, or the ones that allow female ministers, or the ones who aren’t wholeheartedly endorsing Huckabee, or the Christians who don’t go to church every Sunday or homeschool or picket Planned Parenthood clinics, or read Ms Folger’s books to their kids at night … that would cut the numbers substantially.

    I hope.

    We knew “Thought Crimes” was in danger of becoming law back when it passed Congress in 2007, but thankfully, President Bush kept his promise to veto it.

    Presumably this meant the bill managed to garner enough Republicans to get through the Senate, which seems unlikely (beyond any other unlikelihoods in her screed).

  3. That was dismal, but I hope Janet Folger at least gets part of her wish for the future and stops writing.

  4. Thought crimes? I’m not understanding something. Anyone got a link explaining wtf she’s talking about?

  5. No link, but if I had to guess from what was written, she’s equating the Fairness Doctrine to Thought Crime legislation/laws.  Of course, from the fevered mind of a fundy, if you allow anyone to say anything other than “PRAISE JEEEZUS BROTHAHS AND SISTAHS!” or “That’s a bunch of tree-huggin’ hippie crap!” on the airwaves, you are surely persecuting the poor Christians for thought crimes.

  6. She seems to be conflating the Fairness Doctrine (about which I’ve seen critiques from the left and right, and about which I’ve my own not-nearly-so-apocalyptic reservations) and anti-discrimination laws which include sexual orientation (since it’s declasse to make the same critiques about anti-discrimination laws based on race, faith, or country of origin).

    In short, anything that prevents her from discriminating against those she disagrees with is discrimination against her and therefore is wrong.  She seems unaware of the irony.

    Hmmm … it does make me want to go dig out the similar essay that Harlan Ellison did from a left-wing perspective in the late 60s (I think it’s in one of his Glass Teat books).

  7. Someone should stick Folger in a room with someone of the “Bu$h is gonna declare martial law the day before the Nov. 2008 election and become President for Life!!!!” persuasion along with a video camera.  Stick on Youtube and you’ll have a huge humour hit on your hands.

    You’d think you could only cry wolf so many times, as I heard similar crap to this when Bill Clinton was Pres.  Of course for every batch of people who finally get that such paranoid fantasies are just that and chill out a new batch of the clueless probably falls for them.

  8. WTF! If I were Huckabee I would come out with a statement denouncing this bullshit right away. But then again Huckabee is pretty outspoken for religion and ID.

  9. So basically this Janet Folger is spewing more “I’m being oppressed because they’re not letting me oppress people” bullshit?

    This “if we’re not allowed to deny rights, marriage, employment, etc. to homosexuals then you’re denying us freedom of religion” crap seriously gets on my nerves. If you’re arguing for people to be allowed to deny someone employment on the basis of their sexuality, you are not a crusader for civil rights.

    It’s not that complicated, seriously.

  10. So basically this Janet Folger is spewing more “I’m being oppressed because they’re not letting me oppress people” bullshit?

    If that’s what fundies actually believe it would explain a lot.

  11. If that’s what fundies actually believe it would explain a lot.

    I think either they believe that, or they think other people will believe it and they’ll get more sympathy if people think they’re oppressed.

  12. I personally don’t know Janet Folger (thank the FSM) but I would bet money that she doesn’t actually believe this tripe, she is just pandering to her audience.  During my time in Fundyland I certainly was willing to believe any crackpot theory that came along that fed my paranoia about the world being against Christianity, and the end of the world being near. To my fevered imagination, everything, be it slight (real or imagined) against me, depressing news item, or even the gas pump stopping on $6.66 one time was a Satanic plot to drag me and any other true Christian out there over to the dark side.

    However, some of the people I got some of the crackpot theories from, like Chuck Missler (the guy who thinks peanut butter should produce ants if evolution exists) and Hal Lindsey both of which make a ton of money on the crap they spew out.  Nowdays I gotta wonder how much of their own crap they can possibly believe.  Of course, we can’t know for sure, but I can’t personally believe the Chuck Misslers and Janet Folgers all believe this bullshit they spew 100%.

    I can only chalk my experience up to temporary insanity though, as I have since come to love rational ideas, have a great ability to separate truth from fiction (except for the FSM…oh wait…crap!) and critical thinking is one of the rules I live by now.  That is not to say that I’ve gone in the completely opposite direction, but I really do believe there is a whole bunch of evidence to show that religious fundamentalism is a form of insanity that basically cranks the credulity part of the brain way up, and turns down the critical thinking and reasoning portions of the brain, or at the least converts them to serve the credulity section.  Having personally experienced it myself, that is my official diagnosis of religious fundamentalism.

  13. It’ certainly easier, or more comfortable, to believe that the world (and demonic forces behind it) are against you, actively scheming and plotting and persecuting, than that your own problems and failings are, in fact, quite possibly your own fault.

    That’s a generality for all conspiracy theories.  Except for the ones I have, of course.

  14. Do you know what? That’s what we said.

    If this woman is such a respected commentator, why’s her English so bad (‘gotten’)? ( Yes I know – speak to the masses of their level- man of teh people stuff.)

    I noticed there was no way to post a comment saying “how’s this going to get past the folks on the hill?”

  15. Excellent rant, I’m with you 100%.

    Don’t lump all Homeschooling families in with these superstitious twits though.  Some of us home school because we don’t want our kids being trained by Christian fascist’s to be corporate clones!

  16. I’m Xavier from Barcelona,north east Spain,and i’m very interested about all this matter, Creationism vs. Evolution theory. Sorry about my Intermediate English grammar level,i try do my best. I watched a video on You Tube of this graceful fanatic creature called Janet Folger,and i was nearly to rotten. I didn’t understand 100 % of her speech,but it didn’t care,her behaviour was as a salesman trying faking you.
    Maybe one day,these poor fanatics will open minds,and they’ll accept that Bible is a story,but not reality.
    It could be possible trying an update of religion,but with the new Pope,talking about a real Hell,it seems difficult.
    I’d like to convince myself of this: “i’m a human being,then,there’s a creator with human shape,and with human sentiments”,but it’s so childish,knowing bit of Science information about Universe,macrocosmos and microcosmos,that it’s utterly impossible believe on it.And there’s more,the way the fanatic catholic justify disgrace or pain,it’s really sadism.
    Well,we are really worried here in Europe about crazy fanatics can influence into the Scientist community,and how politics allow it. I hope they leave their fears,and see reality instead of imaginary states. That’s all,folks….bye !

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