Monday, July 06, 2015

South Carolina state senator on the removal of the Confederate battle flag and gay marriage, "The devil is taking control."

Courtesy of Raw Story:  

South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright (R) began debate about removing the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds on Monday with a passionate plea for lawmakers to focus on same-sex marriage instead. 

“I watch the White House be lit up in the abomination colors!” Bright said. “It is time for the church to rise up…. Romans chapter 1 is clear, the Bible is clear. This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and they are under assault by men in black robes who were not elected by you.” 

Bright argued that lawmakers should be protecting county clerks from the “tyranny” of having to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples instead of debating the Confederate flag. 

“Our governor called us in to deal with the flag that sits out front, let’s deal with the national sin that we face today!” he exclaimed. “We talk about abortion but this gay marriage thing, I believe will be one nation gone under like President Reagan said. If we’re not one nation under God, we’ll be one nation gone under.” 

“And to sanctify deviant behavior from five judges, it’s time for us to make our stand, church!” Bright yelled. “It’s time to make our stand and we’re not doing it.” 

The senator choked up as he continued: “We can rally together and talk about a flag all we want but the devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him!”


Uh, this guy did realize that he was standing before fellow state senators and not congregants from his fundamentalist church right?

You know it's really impossible to reason with a person who sees changes that he does not agree with as demonic or the work of the devil. I mean how do you even begin to have a reasonable conversation with someone who sees everything as either of God or of Satan?

And they keep saying that religion does no harm.

The hell it doesn't!

Fortunately this idiot's crazed rant did nothing to sway his fellow senators and in the end they voted 37-3 to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds.

That's one for the good guys, zero for the racists hiding behind tradition and the Christian Bible.


  1. Anonymous4:40 PM

    These people do NOT understand the principles of our Constitution, nor the Declaration Of Independence and we were NOT founded as a Christian nation! Just. SHUT. UP.

  2. Obviously he doesn't know much about the Founding Fathers.

    1. Anonymous2:40 AM

      Nor the Confederate Constitution, which made slavery legal in perpetuity, nor does he know about the Emancipation Proclamation.

      The Southern States lost their war. The war they started. Despite Robt. E.Lee and some good generals, the South was never going to win the war.
      They've nursed their hurt for 150 years. Time to get over it and grow up!

  3. Hugh G. Rection4:47 PM

    What a fucking dick, i would try to be more politically correct, but there is no room to do that. May he be sodomized by 1000 camels.

  4. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I was not aware that God made colors of the rainbow that were abominations. Perhaps God should have stuck with just black and white and skip all the icky pretty colors.

  5. Chenagrrl4:57 PM

    The Christian equivalent of a mullah. Forget Sharia law. We got us Holy-roller law. And I am a believer, but I also value SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.

    1. Anonymous1:03 AM

      Sharia Law & RWNJ Religion?

      Just another Fundamentalist Nut Job...

    2. Maple6:09 AM

      Folks like Lee Not-so-Bright are doing more to drive thinking people away from the church than make-believe Satan himself! When the pendulum swings too, too far........

  6. Anonymous5:02 PM

    That guy is really messed up. He left out guns. Rant fail.

  7. Anonymous5:04 PM

    Lee Bright is one of the Tea Party loons who primaried Lindsey Graham back in 2014. He received a whopping 15.4% of the vote.

    1. Anonymous5:29 PM

      This guy bought into reefer madness, beat yer wife and kids, drive drunk as a skunk. Its ok. and by gosh you will love whom I tell ya to love. This kind will have a hard time in the future when he meets the gay nurse at the care home his kids stick him in.

  8. Anonymous5:25 PM

    Getting these types of loons to give these rants in a setting like this is all part of the process of getting past this point in our history. Not unlike when a drunk is all puked out and has to settle for a few convulsive sets of the dry heaves before things start to improve. We're gettin' there! Please, Mr. notsoBright....proceed!

  9. Anonymous5:49 PM

    All I can say is, thank god Santa is taking control!

  10. The rainbow is an abomination of color?

    This is the guy that is going to support only gray, black and brown for the colors of the burqas we women will have to wear under his Theocratic-fascist government.

    Wonder if he'll let us wear red and green for Christmas?

  11. Anonymous6:39 PM

    The same clone I grew up around.Wants to be the boss of me and everyone! By God.
    There is no word in the English language that captures the absurdity of this pompous pinhead.

  12. Anonymous6:50 PM

    39 minutes ago
    Tell me if I missed anything

    You Nutjobs make me laugh.
    She doesn't resign with Fox,frees her up to run for President.
    She has a 1/2 hour Documentary coming out.
    She has a Publishing project coming out.
    She has already given money from her PAC to 44 Candidates,some who won't
    have elections for at least a year,she usually waits a few weeks before
    their elections,but not this time.

    Why, because she will be a bit busy running herself.
    She is going out on the road, if you watch the video she says she is going to be meeting us/people out on the road.
    August 1st will be the announcement and she wants everyone to see it.

    To bad for you Nutjobs.
    So I suggest you run out to the store right now and stock up on Depends
    cause you are going to be needing them. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


    1. Anonymous7:21 PM


      Sarah would spell it dillusion!

    2. Anonymous8:36 PM

      I wish she would finally run because if she doesn't the "faithful" will never believe how incompetent she is. We Alaskans can tell the C4P'rs how she is not fit for higher office but they won't listen to us because there are two of them from Alaska that owe their high paying state jobs to Sarah so they will defend her until the cows come home. She is so stupid and so inept, why can't they see it?

    3. Anonymous1:06 AM

      I think she is fading because "Everything Stupid" has already been said...

  13. Anonymous6:53 PM

    Dipshits in Mississippi talk secession today. Bet they liked AIP Secessionist Sarah also too!

    Haley Barbour's brother is still white trash. The South flew the white flag after the Yankees kicked their asses. He hangs around with secessionists and dipshits.

    Jeppie Barbour:

    ""They were fighting for the freedom of the South not to get bossed around by a bunch of Yankees,"
    Jeppie Barbour told reporters after he spoke on the Capitol steps."

    "Don Jacobs, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Purvis, denounced the Charleston killings but said they shouldn't be used as an excuse to erase symbols of the Old South.

    "I would like to reach out to black people because they do not understand history," Jacobs said. "Many of them still believe the North is the one that freed the slaves."

    Jeppie Barbour in the 1970's talking about the 1960s when he was mayor of Yazoo Mississippi.

    Jeppie Barbour, Haley's Brother, Bemoaned Blacks 'Not Listenin' To White People Like They Used To'

  14. South Carolina state senator Lee Bright - middle name is Notso.

  15. Oops, 5:25, you beat me to it!

  16. Anonymous8:12 PM

    Religious people are so funny! If I'm feeling down as all I need to do is find some brainwashed comment from some brainwashed religious person and my day is brighter! Thank you Dad for saving us from religion, any of them and all of them. I love you so much for that.

    1. For years, I've been convinced there ain't a walking upright, breathing politician in this country who believes in any god but money. Unfortunately, there's a bottomless supply of suckers who fall for the talk.

  17. Anonymous11:25 PM

    Stupid man.

    The devil didn't hang around causing a fuss in South Carolina, the devil went down to Georgia. Everybody knows that.

  18. Anonymous11:50 PM

    I don't believe the specific religion matters a bit; the fundamentalist mind is a dangerous thing. Driven by fear, irrational, absolutist, and lashes out at imagined threats with the fervor of a mad dog. I'm with Gryph - there's nothing harmless about the way fear-based minds interact with religion. And, it's my opinion that the home schoolers and religious diploma mills are raising a permanently ignorant, maladapted under class and that their sense of group identity, persecution and anger will inevitably intensify. The potential volatility of that is frightening to consider, but I still can't refrain from laughing at their dumb asses.

  19. Anonymous1:00 AM

    Somebody give this guy an exorcism

  20. Randall2:31 AM

    "...Romans chapter one is clear..."
    You know what?
    Jesus didn't write those letters that became Romans, Corinthians, et. al. ...
    Paul (supposedly) did. Not Jesus.

    Jesus gave the sermon on the mount - the beatitudes - I suggest you go back and read THAT a few times before you get all southern-preachy on anyone.

    "This country was founded on Judeo-Christian values..."
    Yeah, sure it was, - that's why it is illegal to have any other god than Jehovah (The FIRST commandment) and why Moses and Jesus were mentioned so many times in the Declaration and the Constitution.

    ...sure it was.

  21. Anonymous2:33 AM

    I was not aware that the Confederate soldiers were fighting for heterosexual marriage.
    If the man knew anything about history, there was plenty of homosexual activity among troops on both sides, as there is in any way.
    God may have blessed both sides,but he knew what was going on.

  22. Anonymous3:49 AM

    Well, Mr. Bright's not so bright after all.

  23. Anonymous3:54 AM

    If Sen. Lindsay Graham wanted to do some good, he'd get himself down to South Carolina and school some of those ignorant legislators on how the US Constitution and the federal government operate and he'd remind them, once and for all, that the "South" lost the Civil War and that the "South" needs to enter the 21st century. It might be the end of his political career but he's made lots of money and he's got an opportunity to show that he's a man of courage and integrity.

    1. He's a Republican. He may had had courage and integrity at one time, but that's long gone. Never would a GOP Senator or Congressional Representative speak the truth, even if they believe it. They'd wake up to a lynch mob.


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