UPDATE OCT. 7, 2011 — A few things have changed since I wrote this post. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is no longer listed as a speaker. Three new speakers are now listed: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of NHCLC, Lila Rose, President of Live Action and John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Policy Council. And the deadline to get the low, low price on the viewing party kits has been extended to Oct. 14.
JISHOU, HUNAN — By way of Right Wing Watch, I came across this announcement, which encourages folks to host viewing “parties” for a televised “premiere event.”
The lineup of speakers* includes two guys running for the Republican presidential nomination (only one of whom has a ghost of chance of winning the nomination), a former congressman, a man who lies about American history, and the former head of an influential conservative Christian media empire.
[*Speakers have been invited, but are not yet confirmed. — Footnote at the bottom of the webpage.]]
Three hours of talking heads telling us that the USA is a Christian Nation™, that the USA is going down the tubes because of the liberals, the gays, the atheists, the Muslims and (by the way) President Barack Obama, and that viewers need to bring God back into America where He belongs, instead of taking care of the whole universe like He’s supposed to.
Gripping TV at its best.
For a special price of $9.95, you can buy a home party hosting kit. The church hosting kit is $49.95. (Both prices are only good until Sept. 30, so order now! Operators are standing by.)
If the viewing kits included coupons for a keg or two, and suggestions for drinking games (chug a mug when you hear the word “Jesus”), these “parties” might be mildly entertaining. As it is, three hours of listening to these guys rehash the same old arguments and diatribes against the Bill of Rights would seem, even for a believer in such nonsense, excruciatingly painful.
I’m betting this media event of the century will tank. Just a hunch.