The Monday Fundie (postponed)

Whats wrong with fundies

Update: May 27th, 2008 - Now to go along with the Max Motors "God's Guns and Gas" promotion, Pharyngula has posted yet another God and Gas Guzzlers whopper!
Since we all know that 86 out of every 100 of us are Christians, who believe in God, we at Keiffe & Sons Ford wonder why we don't tell the other 14% to sit down and shut up.

This week our Monday Fundie goes to Max Motors in Kansas City, MO. This particular dealer is giving away your choice of a $250 gas card or a semi-automatic handgun. Sweet!, you say, but what does this have to do with fundamentalism? (here is a link to the promo advertisement)

Click the link on the upper left of the ad (right under the large black revolver labelled, "Gun's and Gas Reedom [sic] Link) and this is what you are treated to:
Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence
were orthodox, deeply committed Christians? The other three all believed in the
Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal
intervention.
I was hoping for some explanation of the guns and gas promotion (since there is none on the site) but was instead treated to an unwanted 20 page treatise on the supposed evangelical Christian roots of our founding fathers.

This is my problem with fundamentalists. They have to spread their message in the most disingenuous ways, like linking to a seemingly related website in order to give you some face time with the word of the almighty...

or twisting the historical facts of the founding fathers deistic Christian faith. Argh!

This isn't even counting my angst toward the animated "God, Guns and Gas" GIF image in the page footer that I lovingly posted above.

What does God have to do with guns? The Christian messages on his site are just sprinkled in like rum raisins in a fruitcake, no rhyme or reason as to why they are where they are. As if I will trip over the references while reading and get some Jesus-sense knocked into my skull or something.


Now lets look at the comments. But before we do lets look at the fine print, he is a used car salesman after all.


DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE NOT ALL COMMENTS SENT IN HAVE BEEN POSTED. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER AS MORE COMMENTS ARE ADDED.


I looked through all of them...not a single anti-gun comment. So, that overwhelming response must have been from anti-gun crackpots I take it?


It took me until #9 to realize that this unpostable, overwhelming response must not have included Christian fundies as all their comments are included in full. (Emphasis mine, obviously)


James Dinsmore Says: May 22nd, 2008
I just wanted to say I support your handgun giveaway. If I ever get away from the communist state of Maryland, I would buy one of your American made cars. You are true patriots. God bless all of you and your families.

Christopher Blevins Says: May 22nd, 2008
I saw your Guns & Gas ad through WorldNetDaily.com, and thought it was fantastic. If you ever open a dealership and run the same promo in the Dallas area, please let me know. And God bless you if you do the KJV Bible give-away to Christian-converted Muslims.

Cynthia Hamblin Says: May 22nd, 2008
What a great idea and gets the word out that we have every right to own guns! Wish you guys were here in Cali, but then again maybe I should move to a state that has normal people! And the bible promo! How great can that be, just great! thx guys and gals at Max

Alrighty then...a Bible giveaway as a means to convince Muslim's to convert? Hell, I'll convert for a tootsie-pop if your offering!

You'd think giving guns away with a car is an isolated promotion, but it has been done before.