Constitution-Loving Right-Wingers Plan Armed Standoff Over Unconstitutional Jesus Sign (VIDEO)

by  –

Hawkins, Texas, Mayor Will Rogers poses Tuesday, June 16, 2015, with a sign welcoming visitors to the small Wood County community. Rogers, who's been mayor for about a year, said he's ready for a fight after the city received a letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation demanding the sign which reads "Jesus Welcomes You To Hawkins" be moved off city property. (Andrew D. Brosig/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP MANDATORY CREDIT

Hawkins, Texas, Mayor Will Rogers stands in front of a sign in town that reads, “Jesus welcomes you to Hawkins.”

The Oath Keepers, the controversial group of right-wing ammosexuals who orchestrated an armed standoff with federal officials in their effort to protect Welfare Cowboy Cliven Bundy from having to pay up for illegally grazing his cattle on federally-controlled land, have a new mission: protecting a “Jesus” sign that greets visitors to a Texas town. The conservative “militia,” which consists primarily of scared white people who raised eyebrows when they grabbed their trusty weapons and “protected” businesses in Ferguson, Missouri (until police asked them to leave) and who “guarded” military recruitment offices against Muslims (until they were asked to leave), and who attempted to “guard” bigoted, homophobic Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis after she unconstitutionally denied gay couples the right to marry (but were too crazy even for her), love the Constitution –You know, in the same way a rapist “loves” his victim, or Davis “loves” gay people.

Naturally, since they adore the Constitution, when the ammosexual advocacy group heard that the unconstitutional “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins” sign was slated for removal after a lengthy battle between the Freedom From Religion Foundation and stupid people, the Oath Keepers just had to offer their support there, too.

Initially, Mayor Will Rogers defended the Jesus sign, which is a violation of the separation of church and state and, as the FFRF noted, “conveys a government preference for religion over nonreligion,” as nonreligious because “[Jesus is] the most googled and most popular man in the world” (In 2014, Jennifer Lawrence was the most Googled person of the year). Rogers’ crazy argument eventually evolved into the Mayor logic-twisting himself into a pretzel in an effort to justify the sign’s presence because Jesus is just like fictional character Superman:

“If he’s fiction, and you want to remove his name from everything, then you have to remove every fiction name from across the country. That means we couldn’t say ‘Superman welcomes you to town.’”

On Monday night, over Mr. Rogers’ objections, the town voted to remove the controversial sign within thirty days — though the Mayor now claims the sign is on private property. Of course, to further the Mayor’s seeming belief that this is an act of Christian persecution, Rogers says that there have been threats of vandalism against the sign, which has not yet been vandalized. This was enough to cause the Oath Keepers to come a-runnin to protect the unconstitutional sign against an unspecified, probably nonexistent threat.

The right-wing militia says it is not trying to overthrow the city of Hawkins, but it also wants to ensure that no one’s constitutional rights are being taken away. Attempting to sound intelligent, Oath Keeper volunteer chaplain “Frank” spat out some stuff he picked up from his Word-A-Day calendar:

“But when we deem a legitimate breach of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights have been perpetrated, then if somebody so chooses to call us, to ask for our help upon vetting and we deem that it is a viable thing to get involved with, then yes, we come and provide personal protection at absolutely no cost to the citizenry of the United States of America.”

Frank says that the group will “arrest” anyone who attempts to bother the sign, because he feels the Oath Keepers have that authority:

“A judge would have to issue a stay not to bother the sign. It is our understanding that the sheriff of this county has already issued that to whomever, if anybody tries to damage this sign or remove this sign, they will be arrested. Of course, we have that authority as well as civil servants.”

Supporters are rallying around the sign and, because of its nonreligious nature, holding prayer and worship sessions in opposition to its removal. Watch a report on the sign, below:


 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info