Inside the Anti-Gay Church That Loves Kim Davis and Ted Cruz

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    Jan 04, 2016 7:52 PM GMT
    The creepy (wealthy) occultists just keep coming out of the woodwork icon_rolleyes.gif



    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/04/inside-the-anti-gay-church-that-loves-kim-davis-and-ted-cruz.html

    The Wilks brothers are spending millions to support the Texas senator in the hope that he carries the teaching of their tiny church all the way to the White House.

    CISCO, Texas — Right outside this little town, there’s a tiny church that wants to change the world. And, thanks to the billionaire pastor’s backing, it just might be able to get that done.

    The church is the Assembly of Yahweh, and its pastor, Farris Wilks, happens to be one of the most powerful new players in presidential politics. Farris, along with his brother Dan, made his fortune off the fracking boom and is using part of it to back Sen. Ted Cruz in his bid for the White House.

    But new wealth didn’t dint his commitment to old time religion—and to the culture war (read: anti-gay) politics that defined George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns. Now, Cruz is taking a page out of Karl Rove’s playbook, looking to galvanize evangelical voters as a way to make the Republican Party competitive again. And Farris Wilks is just the guy to fund that effort.

    At the end of December, the brothers hosted Cruz and conservative Christian leaders for a fundraiser at Farris’s homestead in Cisco, as The Washington Post detailed. And it recalls a central element of Cruz’s campaign: He’s said he can win the White House by dramatically boosting turnout among evangelical Christians (never mind that his strategy may have a math problem).
  • tj85016

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    Jan 04, 2016 8:02 PM GMT
    don't worry, the morons in Iowa will give Cruz some votes

    then he'll get utterly destroyed in New Hampshire
  • tazzari

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    Jan 04, 2016 9:47 PM GMT
    "Yaweh" says it all (note lack of reference to Jesus... ) Wrath, retribution, sin (in others), smiting - all the fun you can imagine, PLUS lots of people to hateand be superior to.

    What's not to like?
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    Jan 04, 2016 10:11 PM GMT
    tazzari said"Yaweh" says it all (note lack of reference to Jesus... )

    So they're Jews?
  • tazzari

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    Jan 04, 2016 10:15 PM GMT
    I don't think the Jews would have them!
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    Jan 04, 2016 10:18 PM GMT
    tazzari saidI don't think the Jews would have them!

    True, I doubt any of my Jewish friends would.
  • shutoman

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    Jan 04, 2016 11:49 PM GMT
    OK - this 'church' is constructed on such whacko terms that it will piss of everybody religious in the GOP: Evangelicals, Jews, Catholics even Episcopalian will have cause to distance themselves from this lot.

    I'm not a believer - but if you wanted to construct a theology that would alienate the American religious right; this is a perfect way to do it.

    This will be a good test of Cruz's judgement; if he snuggles up to these people, he's an idiot.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jan 05, 2016 11:44 AM GMT
    tazzari saidI don't think the Jews would have them!


    in judaism ,its forbidden to pronounce verbaly the name of god, its just such a huge taboo, that even i, an atheist find it difficult to say it.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 05, 2016 2:34 PM GMT
    tj85016 saiddon't worry, the morons in Iowa will give Cruz some votes

    then he'll get utterly destroyed in New Hampshire
    I don't think Cruz stands much of a chance in Iowa. Now ultra conservative South Carolina will be stupid enough to give him a shitload of votes.
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    Jan 05, 2016 2:51 PM GMT
    Ashdod said
    tazzari saidI don't think the Jews would have them!


    in judaism ,its forbidden to pronounce verbaly the name of god, its just such a huge taboo, that even i, an atheist find it difficult to say it.
    Here, I'll help you say it: It's pronounced "Yah-Way." Now you can say it all you want to! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 05, 2016 2:58 PM GMT
    Ashdod said... its forbidden to pronounce verbaly the name of god...

    all good but a step back on this and dosnt it compare to a 13 year old's secret location of a tree fort? oops; i forget its a million generations old and they have a book.


    ELNathB said... thanks to the billionaire pastor’s backing, it just might be able to get that done ... Assembly of Yahweh, and its pastor, Farris Wilks ... Farris, along with his brother Dan, made his fortune off the fracking boom ...

    Oil investors around here witness their companies go into bankruptcy as oil prices fall to President Bill Clinton lows. I bet the Farris will disappear, retire to a Caribbean island with what little money they have left. Just seems a trend.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 06, 2016 1:49 AM GMT
    Cruz, as reported in today's Advocate:

    "Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has once again denounced the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, calling it “lawless” and “fundamentally illegitimate” during a campaign appearance with Christian right leader James Dobson in Iowa.

    “We have a federal government that is waging a war on life, a war on marriage, a war on religious liberty,” he said."


  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 06, 2016 2:43 PM GMT
    tazzari saidCruz, as reported in today's Advocate:

    "Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has once again denounced the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling, calling it “lawless” and “fundamentally illegitimate” during a campaign appearance with Christian right leader James Dobson in Iowa.

    “We have a federal government that is waging a war on life, a war on marriage, a war on religious liberty,” he said."


    This idiot Cruz is not qualified to be President of the U.S. because he wasn't born in the U.S. I saw on the news this morning that Donald Trump is bringing up the birther issue in regards to this narrow minded bible thumping screwball.
  • ASHDOD

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    Jan 07, 2016 9:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Ashdod said
    tazzari saidI don't think the Jews would have them!


    in judaism ,its forbidden to pronounce verbaly the name of god, its just such a huge taboo, that even i, an atheist find it difficult to say it.
    Here, I'll help you say it: It's pronounced "Yah-Way." Now you can say it all you want to! icon_biggrin.gif


    its hard to explain paul, as one who grow up in israel, thats what they teach you in school, outomaticly whan i see יהוה i read ''adonay'' or ''elohim'' automaticly.
  • shutoman

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    Jan 07, 2016 10:03 AM GMT
    I have a friend who has been a secular, very left wing, atheist for the last 25 years; but even she only write 'G-d' she would never even think of pronouncing the tetragrammaton.

    Funnily enough, as a non-believer, even I have a reflex against pronouncing the name - probably from my undergraduate Hebrew classes where we were dissuaded, out of respect for others, from writing the number 15 in its original letter numbering because of use of yodh and hehin in conjunction. And my College was distinctly liberal in these matters, lol