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Khaan #wingnut sfgate.com

[In response to the shooting rampage at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California that claimed three lives]

So much phony outrage and crocodile tears from the left, as they virtue signal and reflexively play the role of outraged citizen, exactly the way they have been trained.

It's almost like they care about their fellow man.

History shows they don't.

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Nathan Larson #fundie sfgate.com

He's pro-incest, pedophilia, and rape. He's also running for Congress from his parents' house.

Nathan Larson lives with his parents, and spends most of his waking hours on the Internet in between intermittent work as an accountant. And it's mostly there that he's developed some views that put him on the extreme fringes of society.

He believes in instituting a patriarchal system, with women under the authority of men; he supports abolishing age restrictions for marriage and laws against marital rape; he believes that white supremacy is a "system that works," that Hitler was a "good thing for Germany," and that incest should be legalized, at least in the context of marriage. And at one point in a conversation with The Post, he seemed to express admiration for the system run by the Taliban in Afghanistan, noting that the country's birthrate fell as a consequence of increased opportunities for women after the United States' more than decade-long intervention.

But Larson, 37, is hoping to take his views toward the mainstream by mounting a campaign for a congressional seat in Virginia, running as a Libertarian for the state's 10th district, a swath of land across three counties in northern Virginia outside the Washington suburbs. The seat is currently held by Republican Barbara Comstock, but has attracted strong Democratic interest; Hillary Clinton won the district by 10 percentage points in 2016.

Larson's campaign, which is his latest run after failed campaigns for Virginia's governorship and state legislature, has drawn attention for Larson's unabashedly extreme views. The HuffPost reported this week that Larson had created two websites that catered to the furthest fringes of the Internet: suiped.org and incelocalpse.today, information that Larson confirmed in an interview with The Post.

Both websites have since been removed by their domain hosts. Suiped or Suicidal Pedophiles, was a site and self-described organization created to lobby for pedophiles and other convicted or potential sex offenders to be able to kill themselves at clinics legally, according to cached images.

According to a cached image, Incelocalypse was created to "serve as both headquarters and casual hangout for the hardest core of the hardcore incels," the small but vocal community of "involuntary celibates" online who rage against feminism and a system of female empowerment that has deprived them of sexual gratification, an Internet subculture that has begun to draw some attention by mainstream media outlets.

Larson said he considers himself to be part of the "incel movement" and said his views took a turn for the more extreme after an acrimonious divorce. In 2015, his former wife was granted a restraining order against him after Larson returned to Virginia, where he grew up, from Colorado. And though his ex-wife later committed suicide, a custody battle unfolded for a child of his that she gave birth to after they split up, according to local media accounts. The El Paso County Attorney at the time, Robert Kern, argued successfully that Larson would not be a fit parent, according to the Colorado Springs Independent. Larson said he has only met his daughter once, during a supervised visit with a social worker.

Larson also has a criminal record. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to threatening to kill the U.S. president, for which he served 16 months in federal prison and three years of supervision upon his release. In a previous interview with The Post, he called a letter he sent to the Secret Service in 2008 warning of imminent plans to assassinate either President George W. Bush or President Barack Obama, an act of civil disobedience meant to call attention to the tyranny of the U.S. government. He also has a couple of misdemeanor convictions: One for the "use of computer for harassment," which Larson says was related to a lewd email he sent a woman while he was in college, and two others that pertain to marijuana possession.

Some conservatives have used Larson's candidacy to attack Virginia's voting laws, after Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D, restored voting and other civil rights to thousands of convicted felons across the state, including Larson.

Larson filed the initial paperwork with the Virginia Board of Elections to certify his latest candidacy in May. He said that he has also submitted the 1,000 signatures of potential voters required to run for Congress in Virginia. He said the goal of his candidacy was to try to "build a movement" and wasn't too worried about whether his message would resonate with voters.

"Build the morale among the incels help get them focused and get some traction," he said.

According to Larson, he never interacts in person with people from the forums that he built online.

He said he voted for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the 2016 presidential election, though he supports some of the cultural changes that President Donald Trump has wrought.

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Deepak Chopra #fundie sfgate.com

In a word, Harris and Dawkins, by turning their backs and scorning subjectivity, have fallen into traps of their own devising. Militant skepticism builds upon their mistakes, amplifies them, and employs scurrilous personal attacks to cover over their own intellectual flaws. In the end, the militant movement will collapse, not because the people who like God outnumber the people who dislike fear, and are suspicious of God. Skepticism's agenda is doomed because its thinking is basically unsound.

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Harold Camping #fundie sfgate.com

The man who said the world was going to end appeared at his front door in Alameda a day later, very much alive but not so well.

"It has been a really tough weekend," said Harold Camping, the 89-year-old fundamentalist radio preacher who convinced hundreds of his followers that the rapture would occur on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Massive earthquakes would strike, he said. Believers would ascend to heaven and the rest would be left to wander a godforsaken planet until Oct. 21, when Camping promised a fiery end to the world.

But on Sunday, almost 18 hours after he thought he'd be in heaven, there was Camping, "flabbergasted" in Alameda, wearing tan slacks, a tucked-in polo shirt and a light jacket.

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Muhammad Faizan and Pakistani authorities #fundie sfgate.com

Naushad Valiyani, a Muslim doctor in the southern city of Hyderabad, was arrested Friday after a complaint was lodged with police alleging his actions had insulted the Prophet Muhammad, said regional police chief Mushtaq Shah.

The case began Friday when Muhammad Faizan, a pharmaceutical company representative, visited Valiyani's clinic and handed out his business card. He said when the doctor threw the card away, Faizan went to police and filed a complaint that noted his name was the same as the prophet's.

Shah said police were investigating whether Valiyani should be charged with blasphemy.

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Harold Camping #fundie sfgate.com

Harold Camping lets out a hearty chuckle when he considers the people who believe the world

"That date has not one stitch of biblical authority," Camping says from the Oakland office where he runs Family Radio, an evangelical station that reaches listeners around the world. "It's like a fairy tale."

The real date for the end of times, he says, is in 2011.

This is not the first time Camping has made a bold prediction about Judgment Day.

On Sept. 6, 1994, dozens of Camping's believers gathered inside Alameda's Veterans Memorial Building to await the return of Christ, an event Camping had promised for two years. Followers dressed children in their Sunday best and held Bibles open-faced toward heaven.

But the world did not end. Camping allowed that he may have made a mathematical error.

The number 5, Camping concluded, equals "atonement." Ten is "completeness." Seventeen means "heaven." Camping patiently explained how he reached his conclusion for May 21, 2011.

"Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D.," he began. "Now go to April 1 of 2011 A.D., and that's 1,978 years."

Camping then multiplied 1,978 by 365.2422 days - the number of days in each solar year, not to be confused with a calendar year.

Next, Camping noted that April 1 to May 21 encompasses 51 days. Add 51 to the sum of previous multiplication total, and it equals 722,500.

Camping realized that (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.

Or put into words: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.

"Five times 10 times 17 is telling you a story," Camping said. "It's the story from the time Christ made payment for your sins until you're completely saved.

"I tell ya, I just about fell off my chair when I realized that," Camping said.

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berkeleybill #fundie sfgate.com

(What's interesting that the biggest global warming scoffers tend to be religious. To them Noah's flood is an unquestionable reality, while the current climate projections are as unreal as, say, a virgin giving birth in a stable. (They even laugh off precautionary warnings; so much for keeping your wicks trimmed.))

The vast majority of the US identifies as being religious. This bodes poorly for global warming zealots such as yourself. By the way, it wouldn't be much of a stretch to proclaim global warming a religion, since its acolytes rely heavily on myths.


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valle_d_aosta #fundie sfgate.com

(in response to 4.4 million year old pre-human bones being reconstructed as closely as possible as to how the pre-human would have looked.)

There's no proof these parts belong to one another. You guys are true believers in your cause.

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Fundies in california #fundie sfgate.com

"I've never stumped before, but I want to be a part of this," Bumgarner said. The retired insurance executive and devout Mormon said his late mother would "turn over in her grave" if she knew that gays and lesbians could marry.

With less than 11 weeks until Election Day, supporters of Proposition 8 are ramping up their field organization and refining their message as they seek to persuade California voters to shut the door on same-sex marriage. It's the first time voters will be asked to weigh in on the issue in either California or Massachusetts — the states where gays have won the right to wed.

An estimated 15,000 backers of the measure, most of them members of Mormon, Catholic and evangelical Christian churches, knocked on doors and distributed campaign literature to registered voters throughout the state this weekend and last, according to Jennifer Kerns, spokeswoman for the Yes on 8 campaign.
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Almendariz led a team of five people canvassing a suburban neighborhood southeast of Sacramento on Saturday, and their script was concise. The volunteers told people who answered their doors they were with the Proposition 8 campaign, an effort that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman. They didn't mention same-sex marriage unless a resident brought it up.

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flying_eagle #fundie sfgate.com

Someone said we should legalize gay-marriage because it will bring money to san francisco. Let's also legalize all drugs - sales tax, prostitution (more tax), murder(1000/body)... Some things are simply wrong. Issue at the table is NOT about rights but culture. and when minority (estimated 200 thousand households among 40mln Californians) is forcing their culture down majority throat through courts decisions, majority will speak up. Because this is what gays do - they force their agenda on me through courts. Do NOT compare it with race movement. it was WHITES who started war over slavery, not blacks. If slavery was not removed, there would have been no "I have a dream" speach (to clarify - I am happy that speach took place!). Comparing gays agenda to race would be same as imaging that blacks started our Civil War - they did not. In any case - San Francisco is up for big surprise in Novemeber. Now all of you who are supposed to die for my right to disagree with you - give me thumbs up.

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YOYAMA #fundie sfgate.com

dsgonzale6 THERE IS A HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA...YOU DO WANT MORE RIGHTS THAT NORMAL PEOPLE. I Advertise For A Receptionist For My Business...I Have To Hire A Guy With A Beard Wearing A Dress Because He, GET THIS, Perceives Himself To Be A Woman.....OR FACE A HUGE FINE Thanks To The HOMOSEXUALIZED California Senate.....I Am Sick Of Watching You Parade Up & Down The Street With A Feather In YOUR BUTT. So Don't Give Me The Boo Hoo "I Wanna Get Married" CRAP!

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shane2az #fundie sfgate.com

Everyone wants to talk about the "Law" - well Congress and Bush voted to get us in Iraq - that's the Law. Everyone wants to pick and choose the Law that pleases them and their agenda. So if all Gays say the Law is overriding - then all Gays are for the Iraq war. Need I say more? Gays are Warmongers.

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YOYAMA #fundie sfgate.com

The Guy Ranting About "The US Constitution was written and guaranteed EQUAL rights under the law". I Can Picture Him Walking Into The Constitutional Convention, Holding His Boyfriends Hand, Telling The Fathers They Are Going To Get Married "So work It In There"...... Probably Both Lined Up & Shot Within Minutes.

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KP #fundie sfgate.com

I can't believe your audacity. We live in a death culture where people are contracepting, murdering children on a daily basis (abortion), and the world's population is growing eerily older as we speak. There will be no more children to support your sorry bum when you are older. Why?? Because NO ONE is having children!!! There will be no more social security and no more "workers" in your nursing home. Why?? Because you all chose to have no more children. Look at Europe!! The Muslims are taking over because the Europeans are too selfish to have kids of their own!!!!!!
God Bless You.

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dmeezy #fundie sfgate.com

I do hope Bush is able to talk to the Dalai Lama about accepting Christ into his heart. I would hate to see such a kind man burn for eternity in the fires of hell. God bless him!

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Kenneth Eng #fundie sfgate.com

[An Asian fundie journalist writing in a newspaper article entitled "Why I Hate Blacks"]

A San Francisco weekly newspaper that bills itself as "The Voice of Asian America" is facing harsh criticism from that very community for publishing a column Friday titled "Why I Hate Blacks."

In the column, AsianWeek regular contributor Kenneth Eng listed "reasons" to discriminate against African Americans.

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Eng's "reasons" for hating black people include:

-- "Blacks hate us. Every Asian who has ever come across them knows that they take almost every opportunity to hurl racist remarks at us."

-- "Contrary to media depictions, I would argue that blacks are weak-willed. They are the only race that has been enslaved for 300 years."

-- "Blacks are easy to coerce. This is proven by the fact that so many of them, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, tend to be Christians."

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Estrella Benavides #fundie sfgate.com

The messages are a barely intelligible garble involving cloning, abuse, rape, the Mafia, Castro, Hitler, the Constitution, hurricane Katrina, Watergate and President Bush. [...]

Benavides said she first began receiving messages from God through a statue at her church. Now, she said, she gets the special messages when she reads the Bible. Sometimes she broadcasts the messages from a loudspeaker mounted on the roof of her car.

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Sly Stallone #fundie sfgate.com

[Speaking on his new film Rocky Balboa.]

I do plan to get out that this is a film with great spirituality, this is a film that to me was driven home by the guidance of God.