Monday, March 29, 2010

Onward Christian Soldiers?

The New York Times reports on the indictments of nine Detroit-area members of the "christian militia" Hutaree:

Nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia group have been indicted on sedition and weapons charges in connection with an alleged plot to murder law enforcement officers in hopes of setting off an antigovernment uprising.

In court filings unsealed Monday, the Justice Department accused the nine people of planning to kill an unidentified law enforcement officer, then plant improvised explosive devices of a type used by insurgents in Iraq to attack the funeral procession.
These folks are more than a little bit creepy. The lists for discussion on their website (which is where I got the above picture) include the "Evil Jew Forum" -- which I can't access because I'm not (and never going to be) a "member."
But the open forum is bad enough. Take this post, for instance:

Posted by: JC MADLOVE
Date: March 29, 2010 01:29PM

Jesus loving, gun toting militiamen ready to fight for our Lord in the oncoming battle between good and evil. Looking for like minded, god fearing men in North Carolina willing to take a bullet for Jesus. I've got survivalist training and I once killed a grizzly bear. Anyone looking to meet up in the Forsyth area send me an email. Sarah Palin 2012!!!!!!
and this response:
Date: March 29, 2010 01:34PM

JC, I sent you an e-mail. I agree completely. The only way to defend the spirit of GOD from the Anti-Christ is to kill the local policemen that keep us safe. GOD will not be satisfied until the bodies of OVER 9000 policemen are stacked high in the streets, set ablaze in a demonstration of LIBERTY AND FREEDOM You may take away our guns, but you'll never take away our LOVE OF CHRIST~~!!!
Is it real or a parody? Who the hell knows?!?
One good thing: these nut-jobs aren't in Mississippi. Whew.

1 comment:

chmeredith said...

That reply has to be satire. But you're right, sometimes its unnecessary to make fun of someone. They do it for you themselves!