Gotta Love Texas

Facebook friends and even the Indianapolis Star have been having a lot of fun with Mike Delph’s unhinged tweets in the wake of the Senate vote on HJR 3. Delph–who can make even other Indiana legislators look relatively balanced in comparison–tweeted a long string of increasingly incoherent rants about the Godless Hoosiers who rejected Christianity by refusing to outlaw sin and civil unions. Or something.

If you thought that no one could top Delph’s little display of faux religiosity topped with a soupçon of constitutional ignorance, however, you were wrong. Once again, Texas wins the “you’ve GOT to be kidding” sweepstakes.

Watch this and weep!

Theocracy, anyone??


  1. One of the responders to that Texas article gave us the reminder that the Bible supports separation of church and state. “Render therefore unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s; and unto the Lord that which is the Lord’s.” The pseudo reigious GOP has overlooked this Bible quote as they seek to find new and “legal” ways to deprive those whose beliefs or lifestyle doesn’t agree with their own.

  2. Just click your heels and go to Kansas. From the Guardian – Susan Wagle, the Republican president of the Senate, has raised objections to the bill, House Bill 2453, that has already cleared the House of Representatives by a 72-49 majority. Under the terms of HB 2453, any person or religious entity with sincerely held religious beliefs would be able, without fear of legal consequences, to refuse to “provide any services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods, or privileges; provide counseling, adoption, foster care and other social services; or provide employment or employment benefits, related to, or related to the celebration of, any marriage, domestic partnership, civil union or similar arrangement”. They would also be allowed to refuse to solemnize any gay marriage or civil union or treat it as valid.

  3. Louie; Susan omitted “rights to breathe the air” from this bill – probably an oversight…but nobody is perfect.

  4. Just wait until some sales clerk in Texas or Kansas refuses to sell a customer a gun or ammunition based on religious objections. Any guesses whether the gun god would triumph over the Almighty?

  5. Some of the comments in that link are just right. Like the person says, if you have to tell them, then you ain’t. What bothers me, personally, is that there are lots of people who don’t know the difference, and so when they see this kind of stuff, they say, with the astute observation, “I want no part of that because it’s hateful and crazy”. I suspect that the kind of politics and hypocritical nonsense we see contributes to the 25% of people under 50 who say “none” under religious preference….Speaking of people who say that they are “Christian first, and conservative second”, I wonder if Mr. Pence is duly disappointed with the attenuated progress in the gay marriage amendment.

  6. Contrary to those people who think that Mike Delph should be quiet for a while, I think everyone should hear everything he says in every corner of the state so everyone will know exactly who he is, what he stands for and what can happen when you skip your meds. They should know about his recent proposal to send people to jail for obeying federal law, and some of his other positions. And people need to know that there are actually a number of Indiana legislators who strongly resemble him. Mike Delph has a lot to teach many people. I say “Preach it, Mike!”

  7. I don’t know Mike Delph from Adam’s cat, but I do know how to do a quick Google search. After a one second search, Google shared with me that Delph is Catholic, but at the same time and on the same website he’s listed as being an active member of Central Christian Church which is located Downtown in the 700 block of N Delaware. He’s also a current member of the Home School Legal Defense Association and a member of the Lifetime Learners of Hamilton County Home School Co-op. All this is very strange and totally noncongruent, as the website of the Central Christian Church on N Delaware touts itself as an inclusive and diverse congregation with a female head minister while my experiential background with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is the exact opposite. I wouldn’t set foot in a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) if it was the last faith community within a 100 mile radius. I’ve never met a more narrow-minded, parochial group of folks in my life. Whatever denominational group or church is feeding Delph’s spiritual hunger is serving the boy tainted food.

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