Tea Party Nation President Writes Possibly the Most Insane Letter You Will Ever Read

judson-phillipsI thought long and hard about how to write this article.  I literally just read quite possibly the most insane thing I’ve ever come across.  It was written by the president of the Tea Party Nation, Judson Phillips, in response to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoing the anti-LGBT bill that was passed by the Arizona State Legislature.  And I’m not kidding when I say it’s absolutely insane.

I’ve decided the best way to address this letter is just to go part by part, adding my commentary as we go.

The first part is just a general slam of Jan Brewer saying she’s never been the most courageous Republican.

Part Two:

The left and the homosexual lobby in America went into overdrive to kill this bill.  Conservatives rallied for this bill and Governor Brewer opted for cowardice instead of courage.

Well, it’s true – the “left” and “homosexual lobby” (otherwise known as Constitutional Americans standing up for equal rights for all Americans) did do everything they could to kill this bill.  But conservatives didn’t “rally” for this bill.  Heck, even some of the ones who voted for it in the state legislature said Governor Brewer should veto the bill.  Several prominent Republicans, including Arizona United States Senator John McCain, said Governor Brewer should veto the bill.

Part Three:

Why is this bill so important and what did it mean for not only Arizona but America?

The issue can be boiled down to one word: Freedom.

A free man or woman controls their labor.  A slave has no control over their labor.  A free man or woman decides who they will work for and under what conditions.  The slave cannot.

The left and the homosexual lobby are both pushing slavery using the Orwellian concepts of “tolerance” and “inclusiveness.

That ignorance pretty much speaks for itself.  Somehow protecting people from discrimination is limiting the “freedom” of those who want to discriminate against others.


Part Four:

The law began as a response to a case in neighboring New Mexico.  There, the state of New Mexico allowed a lawsuit against a Christian photographer who declined to photograph a homosexual commitment ceremony.  There have been similar cases with bakers in Oregon and Colorado.

The Arizona legislature acted to preempt that happening in Arizona.

Immediately the left and the homosexual lobby went into high dudgeon.  Arizona’s SB1062 must be defeated because Americans really are no longer free and must be forced to serve the great liberal state, regardless of their beliefs.

I tried to “Google” these supposed lawsuits, I found absolutely nothing on any of them.  And as delusional as this guy is, I really doubt these comments are based on anything factual.  Though I could be wrong.

Part Five:

The storm rose against Arizona and Jan Brewer proved she was no Ronald Reagan.  She has an honored place in the ranks of the French Republicans.  Corporations and business interests, many of whom support far left wing causes, like Apple demanded this bill be vetoed.  Apple gives 96% of its political giving to Democrats.  Why a Republican listens to a word from Apple or lifts a finger to help them is beyond comprehension.  The NFL threatened to pull the Super Bowl from Arizona in 2015.

Someone with courage would have called their bluff.  Arizona has Jan Brewer.

This is where it starts getting good.  She’s no Ronald Reagan?  Does he really think Ronald Reagan would have supported this asinine piece of legislation?

It’s funny though.  He talks about the “power of business,” so to speak, being limited by the veto of this bill – yet attacks businesses for using their power to voice their strong opposition to this bill.  He slams Apple for being “liberal,” but seems unable to explain why the NFL (which can’t exactly be described as political at all) opposed the bill.  He also fails to mention the over 80 other companies who strongly spoke out against this legislation.

Part Six:

The left came up with bizarre and insane arguments against SB1062.  They tried to equate sexual preference with race.  Unfortunately few will stand up against that grossly inaccurate analogy.  The left believes that it has the right to dictate what religious beliefs are allowed.

They need to be reminded what our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution say.  Our rights are given to us by a higher power than the government and cannot be taken away.

This guy is calling the left “bizarre?”  The “left” tried to equate equal rights with equal rights.  After all, couldn’t you replace “homosexual” with “black” in this letter and use it to argue against desegregation?

“The left believes that it has the right to dictate what religious beliefs are allowed.”  No, we don’t.  What we say is that you can believe whatever you want, you just can’t use those beliefs to discriminate against other people.

Oh, and our Constitution states that Americans have the freedom of religion and makes absolutely zero mention of the words “Christian” or “Christianity” anywhere in the text.

Part Seven:

The left loves to come up with absurd hypotheticals to scream that there must be compliance with their fascism, so how about a couple from our side.

Should a devout baker be required to create a cake for a homosexual wedding that has a giant phallic symbol on it or should a baker be required to create pastries for a homosexual wedding in the shape of genitallia?  Or should a photographer be required to photograph a homosexual wedding where the participants decide they want to be nude or engage in sexual behavior?  Would they force a Jewish photographer to work a Klan or Nazi event? How about forcing a Muslim caterer to work a pork barbeque dinner?

First, I would like to point out the misspelling of the word “genitalia.”

But don’t let that distract you from the other parts of this particular section which are completely insane.

What bakery makes “giant phallic” wedding cakes?  Not only that, who has a wedding featuring something in the shape of a giant penis or vagina?  That shows how absolutely ignorant this fool is.  To him, being homosexual means you must be obsessed with sex.

I guess straight couples couldn’t request a penis shaped wedding cake?  Is this something only homosexuals would do?

And I absolutely love his idea of a homosexual wedding where people break out in sudden nudity, engaging in some sort of sexual behavior.

What the hell does he think goes on during a gay wedding?  Giant orgies?

But once again, isn’t this something straight couples and straight weddings could technically do as well?

Then let’s not forget the fact that any bakery, or photographer, can simply refuse a job.  Someone can offer them a job, they can simply decline – end of story.

A couple requesting the service of a particular baker or photographer doesn’t mandate that the particular baker or photographer chosen must work their wedding.

And I’m not even going to comment on his ridiculous Nazi reference.  It’s just stupid.

Part Eight:

SB1062 was never about discrimination.  It was about the left imposing its will on Americans who disagree.

The most common victims of the left wing homosexual assault on freedom have been Christian bakers and photographers.  These are not uncommon skills.  In even the most rural areas you can find them.

Does anyone really believe these cases of Christian bakers or photographers being sued over their refusal to provide services.  Over the last couple of years, a number of articles have been published in professional photography magazines about how to cater to homosexual weddings.  For many photographers, this is a growth industry.

If a photographer or baker doesn’t want to take a particular job, liberty says they have the right to decide how their labor is used.  Slavery is when the state tells them their labor will be used whether they like it or not.

SB1062 is a bigger story than simply the story of a cowardly governor who has no core beliefs.

I honestly have no idea what this guy’s obsession is with bakers and photographers.  “These are not uncommon skills.”

Wow, really?  You don’t say!?

“Does anyone really believe these cases of Christian bakers or photographers being sued over their refusal to provide services.”  Nope, sure don’t.  Hey – he said it.  I can’t help if he didn’t seem to even remotely proofread his letter.

With or without this Arizona legislation, photographers and bakers can still refuse to do something.

Besides, if a straight Christian couple requests a “penis cake” from a bakery – and the bakery says they won’t make it – is that then an attack on Christianity?

Because I hate to break it to this clown, but I have seen several “x-rated” cakes – at heterosexual bachelor/bachelorette parties.  I don’t get why he seems to think that only homosexuals would request such an item.

Oh, I know why, because he’s a moron.

And let’s take things a step further.  What if a Muslim baker refused service to a Christian woman because she wasn’t wearing a burqa?  Would Mr. Phillips be speaking up for their right to refuse service?

Nope.  Because to people like Mr. Phillips, “freedom of religion” means “freedom to practice and force Christianity on everybody – any other religions can get the hell out of the country.”


Part Nine:

SB1062 is the story of liberalism at work in America.

Liberalism is the paranoid belief that leftists have that somewhere, someone may be thinking for themselves.  It is the tyrannical belief that no deviation in belief is allowed from the decreed orthodoxy.

It is the antithesis of liberty.

It is tyranny on the march.

And this was the conclusion of his rabble.

I love how he acts as if liberals are unable to think for themselves.  He wrote this piece of trash letter, advocating some of the most unbelievable ignorance I’ve ever witnessed, yet he says liberals don’t have the ability to think for themselves.

This letter was by far the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read – and I’m not really exaggerating.

And the scary part is, this guy is the is the president of Tea Party Nation.  

He’s not some random person they found on the street.  This guy is the president of the Tea Party Nation – and he’s completely out of his mind.  (Though to be fair, I’m sure some random guy they found off the street would make far more sense than Judson Phillips.)

The utter stupidity, ignorance and insanity that’s found inside this letter really can’t be summed up in words.  There’s no closing to this article that I can provide to accurately summarize the astounding ridiculousness of what anyone who read this letter might be feeling.  Hell, I can’t even find the words.

This letter is filled with such ignorance, hate, stupidity, insanity and deranged mental illness that I’ll conclude by letting it speak for itself.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Bear in mind, these idiots represent a like- minded constituent. The entire free world is not at the same level of evolution. These people are no different from Islamic fundamentalists in their collective philosophy.

    • Katie B

      You know, that’s an insult to Islamic fundamentalists. 😉

      • Zvi H Cohen

        Be careful here, Islamists would not be interested in discriminating against gays by not serving them, Islamists would stone them to death, with clear conscious too.

      • mrmiller

        Zvi….Given the mandate do you really believe that these Tea Party faithful wouldn’t do the same.

  • robingee

    Like he’s read Orwell. Or anything.

  • atunionbob

    I have attended a wedding for a nudist couple. They and the guests were all naked. There was only one gay person there. ME! I also have seen a lot of phallic cakes at heterosexual weddings. I have also seen such cakes indicating murder, rape, orgies, and more. Just do a web search on erotic wedding cakes and see for your self.

  • semiAdult

    The lawsuits (in New Mexico and Colorado and Oregon) were very real, mostly raised in opposition to laws or behaviors on those states, and ALL of them came to conclusions *in those states* that affirmed the positions of the plaintiffs *according to law and the Constitution*. The Arizona law was another attempt, as they all are, to establish a law that ignores the Constitution, that supports the sad little dreams of a dying sliver of the country insisting we all should return to the 1850s, or perhaps the 1750s or the 1450s, where they rule everybody by their own whims. Arizona state law already allows the exact same discrimination this law would have highlighted; Tucson, Phoenix and Flagstaff have local ordinances that outlaw the same bigotry in their towns. All the law would have done, besides making Arizona look even less intelligent, would have been to override the law in those towns. Can’t have islands of sanity, you know.

    I’ll believe the yahoos are serious about “religious freedom” when they all line up behind bills allowing anyone, based on only their personal claims, to employ Sharia Law on demand.

    • suburbancuurmudgeon

      What I don’t understand is one can refuse to do business with someone for no reason at all. Why bring up race, homosexuality or anything else? You’re just looking for trouble.

      • Ron Brockwell

        That is the million dollar question! I’m glad that others see the whole paradox of this retarded bill. The reason that they want to press this bill is so that instead of saying ” I can’t take this job” , they want to be able to point the finger in someones face and say ” I WON’T take this job, because I do not like YOU” It was basically just a free pass for hateful people to piss in the face of others and throw common decency out the window. If you don’t want to do business with anyone the provisions are already there, just take advantage of them, it’s legal.. What is not legal or acceptable is to berate, belittle, and slam a person for who or what they are using business as a weapon. They wanted to be able to point and scream “FAGGOT” legally as they refused the business.

  • Michael Ryland

    There is emerging archeological evidence that early Homo Sapiens co-existed with Neanderthals. There is even some evidence that the two species may have cross-bred. Judson Phillips is living proof that it is still going on.

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      • RAS

        Is that genitallia in that image?

    • crabjack

      No, I disagree. Phillips is evidence that that there was no cross-breeding. He is, at the very best, 100% Neanderthalis.

      • WSClark

        Neanderthals are good people. Look at my avatar and you will know that by the look in my eyes. We Neanders, as we call ourselves, are a kind of loving people, believing in equality for all. We are also really good in bed, but we do tend to scare small animals.

        Neaders do not accept Phillips as one of us.

      • Eoin Maloney

        Also, it should be noted that on average, Neanderthals would probably have been smarter, stronger and tougher than anatomically modern man.

      • Robyn Kern

        They would certainly be bigger!!!! Also have bigger brains!

      • Eoin Maloney

        Yep. People aren’t sure what happened, but many agree that we only managed to out-compete them due to adaptability.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        then how can we explain rush Limbaugh? or michelle malkin?

    • rationalized

      Sin existed from pretty early ages, it doesn’t mean it is right.

      • AZComicGeek

        The concept of Sin is a device by which those in power seek to control the lesser minds. Evil is the willingness to see your fellow humans as less than human because they don’t agree with your position.Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (unless you are a masochist).

      • ColleenPatriciaWilliams

        Slavery is now considered evil, while in biblical times it was accepted.
        Times change, we humans evolve morally, so do concepts of sin.
        Anyone who denies food and shelter to other people is sinful. And THAT is why Sodom was leveled, NOT homosexuality.
        I am flat amazed at the number of Christians that don’t know that.

      • Robyn Kern

        To bad the religions do not evolve…..

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        the do “evolve”…… downward ( atrophy)

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        “sin”?????? whats sin to some is survival to others

  • Marmaduke

    I can sadly say that I know what he’s talking about in regards to Oregon, as it was local for me. Sweet Cakes by Melissa was a shop that refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony about a year ago. They were recently found to have violated Oregon’s non-discrimination statutes.

    • Dan_ND

      Can’t tell if you want Sweet Cakes to be able to discriminate or not….

      • Marmaduke

        When it comes time for me to buy my own gay wedding cake, I certainly won’t be calling her.

    • They were sued because they denied making the cake on the grounds that they did not want to service a homosexual couple. Discrimination at its finest.

  • Sunny Ray

    I wish you sent it back as an answer…

  • Billbow

    Wouldn’t it be easier for those of us in the civilized world to send all like minded racist, sexist, homophobes to Arizona and force the state to secede, and then build a wall around it after we rescue all the progressive Arizonans? That way they can wallow in their own hate and devour one another.

    • Sandy Greer

      Would that we could.

      But it’s our cross to bear their complaints. Because we’re winning. And they’re losing.

      The more ground (votes) they lose, the louder, and crazier, their complaints.

      ^^^Which again, proves they’re on the losing side of History.

    • rossbro

      Won’t work. There are a LOT MORE bigots in Texas.

      • AZComicGeek

        Lets build the wall around Texas and ship the narrow-minded Arizonans there. That way we don’t loose such a beautiful state and still have access to The Grand Canyon.

    • Robyn Kern

      I would protect that this can only happen if the take Texas with them!

    • Bear

      No this state is close to becoming Blue and its to beautiful to lose.

    • mrmiller

      Personally I’d rather push or help push these states over to the Blue side. The idea of these hateful monsters, sitting nose deep in their own hubis and loathing, even more impotent than they already are, just make me reallllllllyyyyy happy.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        its “hubris”

    • tammy broughton

      Just like Israeli and Palestine? Not a good ideal.

  • Edward Krebbs

    Id say the article pulled its punches.

    So Brewer is now a RINO?

    ” A free man or woman decides who they will work for and under what conditions.” Uh, have you looked at the current economy and employment opportunities lately.
    He screams about the freedom of businesses and seems to ignore under the bill that got vetoed, Walmart could have a policy against discrimination but couldn’t take action against an employee who was actively and blatantly showing discrimination against shoppers.

    Unfortunately, there are plenty of ways to hide your discrimination. If I go against the facts and assume the letter was correct about a photographer refusing service, the photographer wouldn’t have to come out and say it. They could just provide poor, sloppy service so the potential clients go elsewhere. Has worked for blacks in the south for almost half a century.

    Giant Phallic wedding cakes. Are you telling me you haven’t seen behavior in hetero weddings that is less than tasteful ? Just watch back episodes of “My Redneck Wedding” if you want to get a start.

    And could someone please send me a meeting schedule of the Gay lobby. I would really like to attend sometime but can’t find when they meet. And while there, I’d like to get a copy of the gay agenda.

    • Sandy Greer

      It’s The Great Purge happening within GOP ranks:

      Most are just not right ENOUGH for The Right. Everybody’s a RINO.

      TeaPugs are driving away all the Moderates. And they’ve got nowhere to go but Left.

      ^^^Works for me, LOL

  • Erika Frensley

    The real theme is that, for idiots like these, religious freedom means being able to act like a douche without any consequences.

  • zivo24

    To be fair, the lawsuits he’s referring to are real. In each case, a business owner refused to provide service to a customer just because they were gay. Also, in each case the business was located in a city, town or state that had a non-discrimination ordinance that included sexual orientation. Business owners have a responsibility to know the laws in the locales in which they open their businesses. If you want to “reserve the right to refuse service” to someone just because you disapprove of them for some reason…then open your business in a place where that would be legal. It’s that simple.

  • whocares

    Where in the constitution does it say..YOU MUST BAKE THE GAY A CAKE..I mean screw off..if they don’t want to bake your butt a ake go somewhere else..don’t sue them. Only a gay would b so butthurt.

    • 2Smart2bGOP

      Did you read the article? You might consider that before commenting.

      “I tried to “Google” these supposed lawsuits, I found absolutely nothing on any of them.”

      • MarkStolzoff

        he’s lying about trying to google those lawsuits

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Of course; there is that famous Republican projection. “That’s what WE would do, so of course we will accuse the other side of doing that.” Typical. Do carry on, though, I can’t possibly make you look dumber than you can do yourself.

      • MarkStolzoff

        I’m not a republican and I Agree with every thing he wrote, That doesn’t change the fact that he’s lying

    • Sunny Ray

      Only someone who hasn’t read or understood the article would write that.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      he is correct— as the tea party would rather bake a cake for a nice straight (???) Christian male pastor who buttf*cks alter boys on his path to heaven. REMEMBER:::::::::::::: the 10 commandments mentions NOT using “GODS” name in vain,,,,but rape I guess is ok
      VOTE TEA PARTY!!!! they provide such inescapable entertainment!!!

    • mike46

      They don’t have to bake the cake. They just can’t not bake it based on some non-measurable ‘Religious Conviction’. Do you have to go to church every Sunday, do you have to give your tithe to have a strong religious conviction? Or can you just purport to have religious convictions when in actuality it is just a prejudice on your part?

    • guest

      This isn’t about refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple – it’s about saying you aren’t baking the cake because they are gay. Anyone CAN refuse to service someone – but they can’t say it is because they are gay – geesh, when are you people going to get this? It is discriminating. How about a bunch of businesses open in a town operated by gay people and they start refusing to service your asses because you are NOT gay? Oh I can see the lawsuits coming in on that one! This is a free country. Also, on a side note – there are laws in some states that state if you are a business that is open to the public – you are required to serve the public. Otherwise you need to be come a private business. And to prove this – you will need to have your doors locked or monitored so only paying members may enter. A public business services the public regardless of their background.

  • whocares

    Wedding cakes representing rape, murder, orgies?? I bet those marriages worked out great..has nothing to do with gays..just with the fact that the world has turned evil…that is all

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      turned evil??????????????? Hmmmmm,,,,,,,,, that’s what white trash regressive scumbags in religion say— as if years and decades and centuries ago mankind was better off??
      WOW— lets all praise a dead dried out middle eastern carpenter as GOD

    • Joseph Logston

      Every one’s evil until proven holy!!!! this is what they think!!!………. joe

  • sickened

    I love how you guys only allow post that support your view..REALLY DEMOCRATIC..FREE SPEACH? Only for gays I suppose..WOW AMERICA!!! Hahaha

    • Sunny Ray

      Try to think for a second about your post, it is sterile, meaningless and totally off topic… and it’s allowed.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        I enjoyed his blunder of misspelling such a difficult word as “speech”

      • Sunny Ray

        Free peach would be sweet actually, I’m peachless… and hungry! lol

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        and,,,,why did dannon yogurt cancel PEACH along with all those other yummie flavors????
        Im sad

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      small dicked white trash tea party crybabies misspell ” speech”
      congrads on being white trash!!

    • wake up people!

      Again, a prime example of rightwing religious paranoia. No one said you couldn’t comment. You are free to say whatever you want. It’s not religious freedom that is being challenged here, it’s the Christians sense of religious entitlement. Christianity is not a get-out-of-jail free card to use anytime that you want to be a dick to someone. Your religion is not the law.

    • drevlan

      Hello there – you seem to be challenged in areas of grammar and spelling. We think you meant “posts” rather than “post” and “SPEECH” rather than “SPEACH.” We are happy to help out with corrections, but we suggest you go back to school and learn how to read and write properly before attempting to contribute to a discussion being held by educated people. Beware though, a true education will probably change your view point.

    • mrmiller

      And yet your post is still here.

  • ltneid

    One problem I had with this law is that it required a person to be not just religious, but to be sincerely religious, in order to be a complete asshole. The Constitution says that no religious test will ever be made to hold public office. I think that same freedom should also be applied to being an asshole.

  • Kevin Daugherty

    It would be funny if not so sad.

  • Green_Devil

    This is no surprise. These Christian Talibaners are mentally unhinged and paranoid. The same madness that caused the Inquisition is alive and well in these people and they see enemies all around them that must be destroyed. They also suffer from the delusional belief that America is a Christian nation and that the Bible, not the Constitution, is the ruling document of our country. What these people need is a mental hospital and medication.

    • Sandy Greer

      I used to just feel sorry for them.

      Because seeing enemies everywhere causes great unhappiness; the world just looks ‘bleak’.

      But the way some of these folks speak – they are true ‘believers’ – and so, I fear they grow increasingly dangerous.

      • Green_Devil

        We’ll see what happens in the midterm elections. I’m cautiously optimistic that people are starting to see how horrible these people are for the country and shouldn’t be allowed in power. But Obama’s still black, so there’s a still a lot of the racist teatard backlash out there.

  • Sandy Greer

    Well, giving credit where credit is due:

    Nobody does ‘crazy’ better than the TeaPugs and RWNJs.

  • buffsrtoo

    Conservative thought is an oxymoron. This nut proves that conservatives stop thinking before the process is complete. The example in the article is right on. If this doofus was told by a Muslim baker that he couldn’t get his cake his tiny brain would explode. He’d be screaming about the discrimination.

  • Tony Galano

    I can see it now. Instead of the four or five tier wedding cake, there are two cakes. The women get slices of cake from the penis cake and the men get slices of cake from the vagina cake.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      im not settling for slices of vag cake,,,,,
      ,,,,,,,,,,,, I want one all my own 🙂

  • Okay, I must admit something. Im 56 years old, gay and never once have I laid my eyes on the ‘gay agenda”. What exactly is that? Is it written down somewhere? Because, Ive never heard of it. And, believe me, Ive been around. Ive traveled to almost every state in this great union and not once has anyone ever told me about or mentioned the ‘gay agenda’. Seems to me like they would keep their members up-to-date.

    • Allen Barefield

      If you’ll meet me at the corner of Main and Insane at 6:69 PM next Friday morning, I’ll provide you with information that will allow you to take the Gay Exam, after which, if you pass, you’ll receive instructions within 7 to 10 business days outlining the steps you’ll need to take to officially apply for membership. Simply have the required forms [G-2, A-8, Y-7 and Addendum 69 and three quarters] notarized by an affiliated, gay-approved Notary Public. Mail the completed forms to our Global Headquarters in San Francisco. Within 30 days you’ll receive your very own, customized “Notice of Intent'” which must be published for three consecutive days in a legally approved newspaper whose office is located within 17.2537 miles of your mailing address [street of PO Box]. If no one objects to your Notice of Intent by way of a court-ordered injunction, you will become an official “Gay” on or before your next birthday. Once your membership has been recorded in the official Gay Book of Records, you will receive your first issue of Gay Times along with the current year’s Gay Agenda. You’ll also receive a schedule of Gay meetings and pot luck suppers in your area. It is very important that you attend these meetings regularly. If you miss three consecutive meetings or more that three pot lucks in a 90 day period, you will be suspended for a period not to exceed 45 days. Three suspensions and you’re OUT!

      • edwinna

        But what about the dress code? I don’t want to show up wearing the wrong thing. Or does that change according to sub-group? If I show up in flannels and overalls to a lipstick lesbian event, will I be turned away at the door? Or made to sit in the back if they let me in? I don’t want to be embarrassed.

      • mrmiller

        Nicely done Allen. Nicely done.

    • AZComicGeek

      The Gay Agenda was written over 200 years ago. They are two basic documents that most school children have been forced to read without knowing about the gay agenda. They are called the Declaration of Independance and the US Constitution. Look them up, you’d be shocked how homosexuals lobby for equal rights and equal treatment under the law.

    • Larry Berry

      I’ve never heard it spoken, but by observation of my gay friends, the gay agenda seems to be to lead a rather boring married life with partner, raising kids right, paying bills and taxes, driving to work everyday and going to the zoo or other boring stuff on the weekend. Watch out people they’re coming to…….. do the same boring crap that the other married couples do. It disgusts me.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        not according to regressive pseudo-Christian white trash tea party scum

  • Rob P

    Who doesn’t dream of a phallus cake for their wedding? And do you know how many weddings I have been to where the guests spontaneously start to have sex with each other right there in the reception hall?

    • mrmiller

      No clue but the next time you’re invited….can I go as your plus 1?

      • Rob P

        I’ll need a picture first.

  • rossbro

    Because Arizona legislators even proposed this legislation, let alone passed it is beyond belief. That State should have every tourist, visitor, Convention, and The Super Bowl moved in response.

  • suburbancuurmudgeon

    Actually, there are bakeries that make penis cakes for bachelorette parties. I believe one is in Dallas.

  • Pipercat

    Amazing how the Tea Party has gone from being pissed at Wall Street to a place just this side of Westboro and Fred Phelps…

    • mike46

      Oh, they’re not ‘just this side’ of Westboro. They are proponents of that ignorance.

      • Pipercat

        They keep the military out of the equation, unlike Fred and his wacky clan. Which, I guess, means they’re not totally full of shit.

      • mike46

        If not totally full they’re only running a quart low.

  • paul123

    I don’t believe I’ve ever read anything as bizarre as this. Crazy- YES. Sick-YES.
    Judson Phillips is both bad & crazy

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    VOTE for WHITE TRASH regressive Christian tea party scum!!! they do provide us with ( seemingly) quotidian showcasing of their LOVE for AMERICA**
    ( ** circa 1912)

  • fairness_rules

    These guys envision a Taliban Christianity. I have always said the tp would self destruct. I still believe intelligence and real Christian belief will prevail.

    • wake up people!

      Intelligence and real Christain belief cannot exist side by side, sorry

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        I kinda like that

  • MarkStolzoff

    IF you’re going to write this long of an article, why lie about googling those lawsuits?

    • Sunny Ray

      I’m curious about that too…

    • Sandy Greer

      Could be he didn’t Google correctly. It happens.

      But I agree. It doesn’t help his case to insinuate there was no lawsuit. Because most folks know better.

      Anyone can Google Elane Photography and get the info.

      • MarkStolzoff

        It’s to simple of a gogole search to fuck up, it’s just not possible

      • Sandy Greer

        Hey, just yesterday I posted:

        SHAMEFUL Repubs Block Bill to Expand Health & Educ 4 Vets

        …and some guy thought there was no bill; he Googled & couldn’t find it. Can’t give links here, so I gave him exact verbiage to Google. I doubt he will; don’t think he wanted to know. 😉

        But it happens. You can Google wrong verbiage, and get zilch.

        One should keep trying tho. There’s usually another way to approach things when you’re stumped.

      • Larry Berry

        Some people just have bad google fu. Just like some people are bad at using spell check to know how to spell “too” and “google”. Maybe he typed in “gay wedding photographer” and too many weird results came up. I didn’t even bother googling it, because I had already heard the stories.

      • MarkStolzoff

        IF he can’t figure out to search for

        “new mexico christian photographer lawsuit”

        He shouldn’t be allowed to use the internet, much less write an article about anything

  • moe/larry & curly keys

    the stupid fucks on this site removed my post——- hey assholes: remove me if U cannot handle that stuff

    • mrmiller

      You’re still here.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        yeah; but my irascible post has vanished

  • Jack

    The NM case was heard by an administrative agency and three state courts. ADF filed for cert before. SCOTUS late last year. The defendent is Elane Photography.

  • Elyse H

    I cannot believe the ignorance of this man! His letter was by far the sickest piece of trash ever written!!! What scares me are those who would jump up & applaud him for it! We must continue to fight these maniacs & keep them from getting any further into our lives.

  • joey bischoff

    It seems our great experiment has come full circle . It has taken 238 years for the United States of America to become a nation just like the ones our forefathers fled. Fundamentalists christians are preparing for a jihad against secular moderates and liberals to turn the country into a theocracy . The only problem is there are no more undiscovered continents to run to get away from these hate brokers

  • DrLainey

    There was indeed a law suit in NM in which a photographer was sued for not photographing a gay marriage. The photographer lost the lawsuit.

    • mike46

      True. When you tell someone that you will not photograph their wedding because they are gay you are just too stupid to be in business. Just like the idiots that wouldn’t bake a cake for a gay couple.

      I love these far right jerks that think it is perfectly OK to discriminate based on sexual orientation but it is not OK to do so based on a person’s religion. Try to pass a bill that says it is OK for a Jew to not rent to a Christian and these folks would have the tar, feathers and the rail ready to in minutes.

  • WSClark

    Not that I support any part of this letter, but doesn’t the tea in TEA Party stand for “Taxed Enough Already?” What does Christianity and gay rights have to do with taxes? What does legalizing discrimination have to do with lowering marginal tax rates? What does “small government” have to do with the right of all people to be treated with dignity and respect?

    I fully support gay rights, equal rights for all – that is the American way.

    How does “TEA” enter into the equation?

    • Eoin Maloney

      “Taxed Enough Already” is a backronym. It didn’t originally stand for anything. And it still doesn’t.

      • mrmiller

        Nice…

  • Grazel

    I’m not sure of lawsuits but there was a big case in Oregon about a bakery that refused a wedding/commitment ceremony cake for a lesbian couple that started this whole line of bills/arguments about gays impacting religious belief of store workers (as opposed to the previous fixation just on contraception impacting it). The bakery did last year close up shop and move to an online-only business since they were fined by Oregon for violating it’s anti-discrimination laws which cover customer business as well as employment when it comes to the workplace. Of course if the bakery owners had just refused service with no “Burn in Hell faggot” type explanation it wouldn’t have been an issue. Of course even with Oregon’s laws they could have refused if the cake request had been for genitals since “sexual content” isn’t a protected class and no new laws are required to protect that right since anyone can decline service for it, for religious reasons or not. Oregon is among the states that feels that a business open to the public has no more right to discriminate against their customers than a landlord, employer, or government. Of course religious institutions themselves are by and large exempted of course. Even in states where same-sex marriage is legal no church is required to marry anybody they don’t see fit to. It’s always been that way and always should be. A Catholic church has never been forced to marry a Satanic couple, a Jewish couple, or a mix-faith couple where one is Catholic (just some examples).

    • Larry Berry

      “they could have refused if the cake request had been for genitals”
      Yeah they couldn’t be forced to make a genital cake, if they don’t make genital cakes. They only have to be willing to offer the SAME products and services they do to all customers. If they did make genital cakes, then they would have to sell them to any customers, gay, straight, black or white. The guys coo coo meter went to full coco puffs with that one, that a gay couple could force them to make a product they wouldn’t otherwise sell. It’s like saying the vetoing of the bill means that Mcdonalds would have to sell a gay person foie gras, if they asked for it, when it actually just means that they can deny selling them a big mac.

  • Kristine Evenson

    Ah shucks, he is just angry because bigotry is not as popular as it used to be and the majority in society realize that homosexuals are covered under the constitution just like everyone else in this country.

  • Bobbie Jo Justice

    this
    comment is 100% right on the mark…, And let’s take things a step
    further. What if a Muslim baker refused service to a Christian woman
    because she wasn’t wearing a burqa? Would Mr. Phillips be speaking up
    for their right to refuse service? Nope. Because to people like Mr.
    Phillips, “freedom of religion” means “freedom to practice and force
    Christianity on everybody – any other religions can get the hell out of
    the country.”

  • shane98

    Conservatives seem to have a common bond with liberals and progressives in that they want what they believe is best for the country. The substantial difference is what the anticipated end result would look like and the means used to achieve that end. If quashing the rights of others is required to reach that end, it can never be truly be justified. Thinking that the end justifies the means, i.e., blatantly lying, gerrymandering, cheating others out of their right to vote, is wrong in and of itself. Allowing this law would potentially circumvent the 1964 civil rights act by saying that the lifestyle or color of others is in violation of Christian beliefs. Since miscegenation and homosexuality are regarded by the Bible as serious acts against God, radical right-wing Christians could justify in their minds circumventing the constitutional rights of all others. Sorry, while that may be OK with the Taliban and other theocracies, that’s just not the way we roll here in America.

  • Bill AqualaGuy

    SB1062 was never about discrimination. It was about the left imposing its will on Americans who disagree.

    So, what about the right imposing its will on Americans who disagree? That’s acceptable?

    • $95590413

      …. ok…just say this to them and they all don’t know how to respond and not of them ever did to me. I have said this to 100 of these morons.
      —No one should be forced to do anything. Don’t want to bake cake for a gay wedding? DONT..BUT SHUT THE EFF UP AS TO WHY….WE DONT NEED TO KNOW WHY..WE DONT CARE WHAT YOU THINK…SHUT UP AS TO WHY AND THERE IS NO PROBLEM…JUST STFU!!!!!!!!! and go about your biz…

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      so– if I don’t let idiotic RELIGIOUS scumbags in MY business its OK? how about if I don’t let christians and tea party trash and overweight old church goers in my business? that’s “OK”???

  • bobhuntsman

    FTTP!

  • ColleenPatriciaWilliams

    I say we just seal the borders of AZ and let it be a haven for these loons.
    Then more loons will move there, and we can do tourist flyovers of an actual Tea Party nation.

  • shawn_von_socialist

    vitae liberalis liberalism is a lifecult for there is one constant in the universe change= life

    mortem traditionem conservativism is a deathcult for when something quits changing in the universe its dead

    natures law

  • Gretchen Rph

    No one should be more angry about Christianity being reduced by guys like this to the freedom to discriminate against people you hate than Christians themselves. Good decent civil calm non-insane believers in the gospels should absolutely rise up against these clowns who dominate the public discourse claiming to speak on behalf of Christianity. I’m a fairly obnoxious atheist and even I recognize the silent majority of Christians are just fairly amiable folks. Who probably do actually love the sinner while hating sin. To this joker, though, hating the sinner is key.

    • mrmiller

      You’ve hit on one of my biggest peeves. Why is it that the national organizations of the major religious denominations in this country don’t come out…in public..in the media and all over social media against the clearly unchristian like behavior of these people like Lively, WBC etc. It really baffles me because I’ve many friends who take great comfort in their faith and yet…getting them to say anything in public about this is like pulling teeth.

      • elceecee

        Many of us are trying, as are certain mainline Protestant churches. United Church of Christ, aka Congregationalists, welcome everyone to God’s table. I am sick of seeing my religion highjacked by bigots, all in the name of God. How presumptious can they be, to claim that they know God’s will. And no, to the person above, it’s not simply love
        the sinner but hate the sin. Liberal Christians (yes, we are out there) do not believe that being gay is a sin.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        because it would rudely interrupt the cash flow

  • Andy

    Absolutely the worst crap I’ve read in a while. But great job refuting all of the “points” of that terrible excuse for a letter. You just don’t see enough good fisking nowadays.

  • jimvancise

    This incredibly convoluted and illogical ranting seems to occur frequently when Conservatives attempt to express themselves. I think they have some idea of where they are trying to head, but somewhere between their Brain and their Fingers there is this Bermuda Triangle -ADHD Thing and they end up with something such as this drivel.

    It’s sad and tragic, and we shouldn’t make fun of them . They can’t help it.

  • Acrannymint

    The lawsuits did happen. The photographer lost. Don’t know the outcome of the other one.

    • mrmiller

      They lost as well.

  • James Worcester

    I love how the Teabillies barbeque each other when they disagree…

    • mrmiller

      Yeah….I get a big chuckle out that as well. Just leave them alone and they’ll commit political suicide.

      • moe/larry & curly keys

        true————- already happening and very fun 2 watch

  • David

    I have a Tea Partier that sits in front of me at work. She can’t shut up about it. It seems she’s always in a fluster. The thing is . . . she’s lesbian! Something I can’t wrap my head around. I agree. They’re all nuts.

  • DoubleDogDiogenes

    I remember the characters of Frank Burns and Col Flagg in MASH years ago. This slobbering asshat makes them sound like Plato or Aristotle!

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      flagg was awesome!!!!

  • Cat Marcuri

    Regarding the lawsuit referenced as the reason the Arizona legislature wrote this bill: In New Mexico, a for profit photography company was asked if they would take photos for a commitment ceremony for a lesbian couple. The owner told the one woman flat out that they disapprove of homosexuality because it’s against their religion and they wouldn’t do it. New Mexico has a law in place that says you may not discriminate against people for a variety of reasons, including sexual orientation. When the other half of the couple called and asked about the cost of services for the same day at the same time, but did not disclose that it was a lesbian service, the owner was more than happy to discuss the date in detail. Considering that the owner made it VERY CLEAR that they were discriminating against the couple because of their sexual orientation, the couple sued on that basis. And won. Go figure. The two cake incidents were pretty much the same thing. The court told them you can’t discriminate because you think homosexuals are “icky”. And that’s where the whole “forced to violate their religious beliefs” part comes in. The courts said you can’t do it, not if you are a for profit, non-church affiliated business. And they didn’t like it.

  • Amazed!

    Here is a part near the end of the articles Part 7. This is word for word what the author said :

    “Then let’s not forget the fact that any bakery, or photographer, can simply refuse a job. Someone can offer them a job, they can simply decline – end of story”.

    “A couple requesting the service of a particular baker or photographer doesn’t mandate that the particular baker or photographer chosen must work their wedding”.
    So the people can now make someone work for them simply because they want them to? What, is this out of spite, or just an abuse of a power they say they have the right to exercise? So…they only can decline if they have no reason? There is some brilliant logic! These two statements totally defeat the Authors own logic. Amazing!

    • $95590413

      ok…just say this to them and they all don’t know how to respond and not of them ever did to me. I have said this to 100 of these morons.
      —No one should be forced to do anything. Don’t want to bake cake for a gay wedding? DONT..BUT SHUT THE EFF UP AS TO WHY….WE DONT NEED TO KNOW WHY..WE DONT CARE WHAT YOU THINK…SHUT UP AS TO WHY AND THERE IS NO PROBLEM…JUST STFU!!!!!!!!! and go about your biz…

  • brian nunziato

    This man is clearly insane.

  • Rev. Bob

    Bill Clinton and Congress passed and signed the exact same bill in 1993 and 1999 only on a federal level. Stop misrepresenting this Bill and please exercise due dilligiance before you oppose, comment or jump to conclusions. The Left is showing the most intolerance by shoving this lifestyle down everybody’s throats who don’t agree, which is exactly what this bill is about!!

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      well; U scum religious trash shove THAT history-proven destructive “lifestyle” ( reeeee-ligion) down our throats for centuries: all it gives is misery and takes our money

  • matt

    No. You can’t replace “homosexual” with “black”. Being black isn’t a sin. Being homosexual is. Better yet, let’s call it what it really is: SODOMY. I’m glad someone is standing up for Godly morals. You want to force your ideals on Christians but they can’t stand up for what they believe in? You call that “tolerance”? I laugh in your general direction. This is a Christian nation. Don’t like it? Then go live in a nation that will support your degradation of society as a whole.

    • GL

      Except that this isn’t a Christian nation. This is a nation whose laws expressly forbid making laws on the basis of any one religion, and thus calling this a Christian nation is ignorant of the facts.

      And as for sodomy, the real sin of Sodom was the expression of intent to gang-rape an Angel of the Lord, not homosexuality.

    • Sunnysmom

      The United States is a secular society in case you missed that memo. If YOU want to live in a Theocracy, I suggest you move to Iran.

  • MaryAnn

    As I once read, “You think he is bad, look at his constituents.”

  • Thom Perkins

    This guy definitely has some mental issues.

  • aspromised

    I thought the TEA meant “Taxed Enough Already” or some-such and was about smaller government and similar issues. Turns out they’re just a front for rabid religious dominionists.
    Imagine that. The puppets have broken free of their Koch-strings and now run amok.

    • Sunnysmom

      Completely Christian Taliban

  • Goober

    Can we just give them Montana and The Dakotas and let them form their own country to run into the ground? And no financial aid, ever.

  • Brian

    Judson Philips’s boyfriend will console him during this time of Liberal Fascism.

  • George Decsy

    Truly deranged and outrageous…we are doomed if the likes this fool are ever allowed near the ‘red’button’ for surely he will praise the lord and push the button…he is dripping with hate for the world and will hasten its demise.

  • dagobarbz

    You know what the bill really is? It is a bill preventing the outbreak of bigotry and bad behavior the teabillies seem to wallow in. All this phump about rights and lefts and religion raises the question; “Can a business operating in secular society refuse to serve a certain segment of that society?” Well, we answered that question back in the 60s and the answer was ‘no’ then and it is no today.

    You can’t use religion to justify acting like a douche. It’s that simple.

  • Mitch Aronov

    These people say they are against “Big Government” , unless , of course , it’s in their interest!

  • jbandsma

    I wish he could go back to the late 60’s, very early 70’s in San Francisco. And the ice cream shop named Magnolia Thunderpussy.

    BTW, he didn’t bother to think (do they ever) that the way Arizona’s bill was written, a business could deny service to ANYONE on religious grounds. That includes people of differing ethnicities, the disabled, women, people who look funny. Prohibitions against each of those can be found in every holy book.

  • youmustbejoking

    Any photographer or baker can simply say they are already booked up for the date and time their services are requested. Their only problems come from them deliberately denying service to a couple because they are gay. I was unable to acquire the services of one professional for our (heterosexual) wedding due to that professionals schedule, so I went to the next one. Most people do not want a hostile person as part of their wedding anyway, so it shouldn’t be that difficult to just be too booked or out of town on vacation during the wedding date.

  • kathy

    This is not sufficient to label him as having a “deranged mental illness” and could impact the credibility of the rest of the observations. Disorganized, possibly deranged, thought pattern yes. Mental illness one could certainly wonder about but not attribute with certainty based on this.

  • Levenah

    Just saying, my mom makes cakes for a living. My mom has made nude cakes many many times. Both male and female. And I will say that all of these numerous nude cakes have gone to straight people/couples. I/We have nothing against the homosexual community there just isn’t many around where we live. So ummm yeah. Straight people can be just as horny. Just saying.

  • anyonmyous

    My my. I’d like to join the discussion but I am too busy eating the cherry pie and genitalia cake served at a wild gay wedding in the nude! There has been a national outbreak of revelry since Judson gave out the party plans!What I want to know is : How did Judson know so much about gay people and their habits?He must be studying it covertly ….such an expert he is.I think that he is just a wee bit off in his predictions.Perhaps a wee bit homophobic.Sad to see what the Tea Party has come down to:homophobic frightend males that hate others.Perhaps someone should send him a cake to cheer him up…with a cherry on top, of course….

  • Karen Anderson

    I’m thinking of starting a business in AZ. and posting a sign saying no teabaggers, religious zealots, republicans , or crazies.

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      I will be a venture capitalist in that!!!!

  • Paige

    There are no words to describe this right-winged nut job’s letter. Reading the brainwashed, bible thumping, bigoted garbage gives me the same feeling that I had after the one and only time that I watched Napoleon Dynamite. I feel that I’ve lost IQ points. I agree, this could possibly be one of the most ridiculous letters I have ever had the displeasure of reading.

  • KDE.rockstar

    Being someone with a diagnosed mental illness, I’m a little offended by the assumption in your closing that this letter suggests Mr. Phillips is suffering from a mental illness. He certainly could be, as his behavior and justification of beliefs is erratic and seemingly illogical. But this is a man filled with hate, mistrust, and a blatant desire to ignore logical rationalization or pursue the verifiability of the facts behind his arguments. This is a lack of introspection and a desire to victimize himself and those who share his beliefs at the cost of others, not a mental disorder.

  • bmwdude

    Wow, sorry, but not sure who is more uninformed, the letter writer or that post author. Both cases the guy cited are real. Don’t ask me to LMGTFY…if you seriously couldn’t find them, then you need to brush up on your Googling skills. Same thing with both phallic and vaginal cake offerings.. They’re out there…point of the story is well taken, but it’s hard to fight ignorance with more ignorance.