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Abortion-having “sluts”should be put to death, YouTube ranter Theodore Shoebat declares

Theodore Shoebat, possibly trying to remember all the people he thinks should be put to death
Theodore Shoebat, possibly trying to remember all the people he thinks should be put to death

Theodore Shoebat is a rabidly homophobic, Muslim-hating Christian fundamentalist probably best known for a seemingly endless stream of YouTube videos in which he calls for “sodomites” to be put to death.

Right Wing Watch does a pretty good job of keeping track of him in articles with titles like “Theodore Shoebat Calls For SWAT Teams To Raid The Homes Of Gay Couples And Seize Their Children” and “Theodore Shoebat Says Jesus Would Personally Beat Gays To Death.”

Well, it turns out that young Mr. Shoebat — son of Walid Shoebat, an anti-Muslim activist and “expert” who says he’s a former Muslim Brotherhood member — also kind of hates women. Or at least women who have rights.

In a recent video, RWW reports, Theodore Shoebat declared that “all these sluts who kill their own children” deserve to be executed.

They had a choice to keep their legs closed. They could have controlled themselves, and they got the abortions and they murdered their own children. Let me tell you something, I believe in the death penalty for these women and I believe that God himself agrees with me.

 

Here are the highlights of that lovely video:

Not surprisingly, he’s also not too keen on women having the right to vote:

I don’t believe in women voting. I don’t believe in the suffragist movement, I don’t believe in women in politics. If they’re so righteous, let them stay at home and teach their children that righteousness. They have no place on the podium, they have no place in the political sphere. …

We wouldn’t have the crap if women simply taught righteousness to their children as opposed to trying to compete with men all the time in the political sphere and trying to dominate their husbands!

Let’s go to the tape:

Providing yet more evidence for the theory of “Crank Magnetism,” Theodore Shoebat also believes that:

Can you guess which candidate he supports for president? I’ll give you one hint: this person’s name starts with “Donald J. Trum.”

Theodore Shoebat hopes that if this mystery candidate is elected, he will institute a “Christian supremacist” regime in which

there’s no free reign for homosexuals, there’s no liberation for perversity and debaseness and just downright weird mutant psychos walking around with clipped liberal dyke hair and men dressing up as women and all that sick, psycho stuff. People who flaunt the Quran in a Christian society would be arrested, at times put to death … .

Stop trying to make “put everyone to death” happen. It’s not going to happen.

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sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
6 years ago

@Carr

I love how women have to take responsibility for getting pregnant but if they don’t have sex with men they’re oppressing men, the whole thing just feeds into the whole “boys will be boys and girls will be held responsible” double standard

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
6 years ago

@sunnysombrera

In the supreme course case going on right now over whether or not TRAP laws are constitutional, a group of moderate Christian and Jewish religious leaders submitted a document to the case pointing out exactly what what you said, that they consider fetuses to be potential lives but not really alive

katz
6 years ago

That said, I think for most people, opposition to abortion boils down to a bunch of halfway convictions that line up into what looks at first glance like a full, coherent argument, but really isn’t. People only sort of believe a fetus is the moral equivalent of a born person – they still count birthdays, not conceptiondays, and they don’t hold funerals for miscarriages. The answer to “How many children do you have?” is “Three, plus one on the way,” not “Four.” They also sort of believe that for women, having sex on purpose for any reason other than procreation is…not wicked, but maybe a bit dodgy, perhaps? Hence rape exceptions. They sort of believe that pregnancy and motherhood are just wonderful awesomesauce and women have to be tricked into having abortions, but they also sort of believe that pregnancy and motherhood are a woman’s just deserts for screwing around, hence the whole “consequences of your actions” line of argument.

A lot of evangelical positions form at the intersection of complex, subtle philosophical questions (like “what does it mean to be alive?”) and absolute moral certainty. They’re not comfortable saying “I don’t know,” and how can they be if their immortal soul hangs in the balance, so if you ever bring up something they didn’t think about, they feel the need to make a snap judgment and then defend that judgment adamantly.

Freemage
Freemage
6 years ago

The fear of ambiguity also feeds into the religious conservative’s hostility towards scientific discovery, even in cases (such as vaccination) where there’s no particular moral code being crossed. The fact that science literally promises uncertainty as a state of being–today’s rock-bound certainties become tomorrow’s outdated hypotheses, overtaken by newer, deeper and sometimes far more radical understandings, which are themselves built upon sand. I’ve actually had religious conservatives state, without irony, that the constant revision of scientific truth is why they prefer the certitude of faith.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

I’ve actually had religious conservatives state, without irony, that the constant revision of scientific truth is why they prefer the certitude of faith.

Yep, I’ve heard that too. Also, the related idea that science is intrinsically untrustworthy because sometimes the consensus changes.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
6 years ago

@ freemage

They must hate Heisenberg!

Yeah though, there are some weird attitudes. Like how the theory of relativity seems to be rejected because they conflate it with moral relativity.

katz
6 years ago

Yeah though, there are some weird attitudes. Like how the theory of relativity seems to be rejected because they conflate it with moral relativity.

Well, there are the goofy things from people who just don’t know what words mean, but even completely intelligent and well-educated evangelicals tend to hit a sticky spot due to the aversion to ever letting anything be ambiguous.

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