Thursday, May 28, 2015

Today In Mental Illness

Believe it or shove it, this son-of-a-preacher-man (See also: Ted Cruz.) believes Gawd talks directly to him.
Had he graduated, he would've had a bachelor's degree in derpitude.
On abortion and “life issues,” there isn’t a more conservative elected statewide official in the country. Walker not only believes abortion should be banned even in cases of rape and incest, but that conventional birth control pills should be banned as well.

After Mark Green outflanked Walker with the religious right in the 2006 gubernatorial race, Walker left his neighborhood Baptist church, where he was a deacon and his retired Baptist preacher father was (and remains) a member, and moved to a church that bills itself as non-denominational but has beliefs that closely mirror those found in conservative Pentecostal congregations.

If Walker prevails in the Republican primaries, he will be the first presidential candidate to come from a church whose members believe the Apocalypse is “imminent,” do not allow women to serve on congregational boards of elders, practice “speaking in tongues,” and do not believe someone is a real Christian unless he has been “born again.”

Walker has also said, “there is no separation of church and state in the Constitution.” In social media, he has suggested that God works through him and literally speaks to him. For example, according to Walker, God spoke to him and instructed him to marry Tonette—after one date.
Apparently Gawd is one helluva campaign manager:
Then after only five months of dating, he proposed to Tonette Schleker, a widow 12 years his senior, and suggested they get married three months later—on Feb. 6, 1993 (Ronald Reagan’s birthday). He would run for office with a wife as a political asset.

In June 1993, Walker won the special election for a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly with 57 percent of the vote and the slenderest of résumés—at 25, he was a college dropout whose longest stint then (as now) in the private sector had been a job at McDonald’s during high school.