"Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
"Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."
Fox News' Megyn Kelly is a maroon. For starters, her name looks like something a caveman gynecologist would say when's he's trying to explain what he does for a living to Tarzan, Frankenstein's monster, and Tonto.But that's neither here not there. The thing is, Kelly is right about one thing: Santa Claus is white. He's white in the stop-motion TV specials. He's white in Miracle on 34th Street, The Santa Clause, and Silent Night, Deadly Night. He's white on the motherfucking Coca-Cola can.
Like a particularly unsatisfying ending to a long-running TV show, 2013 is coming to a close. And like that particularly unsatisfying ending to a long-running TV show, everyone in your social media circle has an opinion about it, and they've shared it with you until you can no longer think about that long-running TV show without a feeling of nausea overtaking you. It's ruined. For now and evermore.With that in mind, here are the top 52 things that were ruined in 2013, and although they're numbered, the items in this list are in no apparent order. Well, except for No. 1.
"Mandela was a terrorist, a murderer, and a racist. H*ll has a new resident tonight."
"Mandela was a devout communist from the start. He was the head of the ANC, a Black Supremacist Group that commanded the death of all whites. He was a murderer that has been promoted as the face against Apartheid."
"What the hell is with all the Nelson Mandela posts glorifying him.
STOP THE POLITICAL NICETIES! THE MAN DESERVED TO DIE A LONG TIME AGO! STOP PRAISING HIM AS SOMETHING HE WASNT."
"OK, so showing respect to Hitler, Mussolini, Mason, and Dahmer you would lose all creditability with me and it you are in office you should be removed. THAT IS THE SAME WITH THIS MURDER."
"I like you Governor, but anyone who could brag on that Commie Terrorist would endorse Graham and McCain. Sometimes it's just better not to say anything about dead radicals!"
"A 95 year old commy dies and everyone's supprised , and expects me to morn with them? Nope."
"It's sad that you are such a sellout Governor. He was a communist and a terrorist I'm sure you think you'll get some black votes but you won't and now you lost some respect."
"Shame on you Nikki — you know better. It would have been far better — and infinitely more honest - to have just remained silent than to spread this kind of total PC nonsense about a murderous leader who personally brought death and destruction to so many. You know? You could have just said "There are no words to describe the impact Nelson Mandela had not just on his country but on the world" and left it "undescribed". Would have been MUCH more honest. Indeed, there are no words to describe the evil...."
"Governor Nikki, You are a beautiful lady and seem to be a genuinely sweet and caring person, which makes me happy that I voted for you and would again. I have to take exception to your praise for Mandela, though. He spent 30 years in prison for cutting up little babies in voodoo rituals. When he gets out of prison and arises to power, he openly allows white farmers to be robbed and their farms / homes to be taken over. What is the lesson here? If you are a criminal, you don't go to jail, you go to congress?!? This man is no hero but sadly, he is the closest thing to a hero that some liberals and other deviates of society have got."
Santa Claus. The Easter Bunny. George Lucas. There was a time when I believed in all of them. But I've never, ever believed in Clemsoning.Perhaps, you've heard of the term. Basically, Clemsoning occurs when a heavily hyped football team not only loses the big game, but they blow it harder than a fluffer trying to raise the spirits of a porn star suffering from a case of cocaine cock.
"It's not to say they're not recruiting anyone who's not Christian, but people who are initially interested in Clemson are people whose faith and religion do matter to them," says Cullen Harper, a former quarterback here.
Ebenezer (Ebo) Ogundeko, a freshman from Brooklyn, N.Y., picked the Tigers over Alabama, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, and other programs. One of his reasons: "I felt like coming to Clemson would bring me closer to Jesus," he told The Chronicle. "Most dudes on the team, they take their religion very seriously, and their relationship with Jesus Christ. They've encouraged me to move closer and closer to God."
Rolitha Oglesby, the mother of Shaq Lawson, a freshman defensive end, has seen her son grow spiritually since he enrolled, in January. Growing up, he went to church with the family, but lately he has shown more and more interest in his faith.
Soon after arriving, he let his mother know he needed a Bible for his room. In May, he posted a photo on Facebook revealing a striking new tattoo, with the words "Jesus Christ is my Savior" spread across his chest.
Dozens of other players also display signs of faith. Many wear orange and purple wristbands inscribed with Bible verses, which one player's parents bought for the whole team. Others have biblical references on their Twitter bios. "Don't follow me, follow Jesus," says the page of one Clemson recruit.
Game days are awash in religious ritual. Players mark their faces with crosses, write inspirational messages on their wrist tape ("Blessed"), and kneel together in groups to pray.
Last season, Dabo Swinney, the head football coach at Clemson University, gathered his team on the practice field one day for an important announcement. "Someone is about to turn their life over to Christ," he said.
DeAndre Hopkins, a star wide receiver, stepped forward. A livestock trough had been placed near the 50-yard line and filled with water. Mr. Hopkins, still wearing his uniform and pads, climbed in. As several dozen teammates and coaches looked on, he was baptized.
At Clemson, God is everywhere. The team's chaplain leads a Bible study for coaches every Monday and Thursday. Another three times a week, the staff gathers for devotionals. Nearly every player shows up at a voluntary chapel service the night before each game.
The players all know the coach's favorite Bible verse, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25: "Run your race to win, don't just run the race."
"I'm a Christian," Coach Swinney tells Clemson recruits. "If you have a problem with that, you don't have to be here."