no mention of killer whales in the bible. This lot are re-interpreting the bible which I believe is a stoning offence according to their own lights.
I’ll bring my own rock
This vile religious lot, always want to be killing something. It’s horrible to think in the 21st Century we still have so many barbarians in the Western world.
Wonder what the opinion would be if it was suggested that the American Family Association should be put out of their misery – by stoning of course!
Iran stones people to death – Theocracy
Saudi Arabia stones people to death – Kingdom/Theocracy
AFA wants to stone whales to death – Land of the free and home of the brave!
My advice to the AFA is leave the whale for now, as stoning all the people with mixed fibres is a bigger and more important task.
It must be a bit of a shock to Old Testament fundies when killer whales are revealed to be natural carnivores who consume and digest smaller mammals (inc. humans) and don’t like being kept in small tanks.
Unlike Jonah, they don’t act as a convenient holding cell god uses from time to time to punish sinners until they pray for forgiveness, whereupon the person they ate is regurgitated basically unharmed.
If they want to stone this whale, I suggest they climb into his tank with their rock and make their feelings felt.
aah th typical religious view. it doesnt think the exact same we do – KILL IT!
i don’t understand how people can be so ignorant and full of hate, in this day and age.
Nobody ever thinks about what the animal wants! Nobody cares about the animals feelings – how do you think it feels cooped up in the equivalent of a fish bowl when it used to happily swim out in the wild? Maybe on the day when the poor lass got killed the whale was going through some emotional turmoil of it’s own and just didn’t feel like performing, so it snapped!
Release it back into the wild, but don’t kill the poor creature!
I support the compulsory sterilisation of evangelical religious people (well not really – I’m just being sarcastic).
These people are howling at the moon they are so demented.
I honestly thought this was a joke. They are absolute nutters!
“If the counsel of the Judeo-Christian tradition had been followed..”
…we’d have stoned to death non-virgin brides (how many of those are there in the US, do you think?), children who’d been disrespectful to their parents (ever watched Supernanny US?), and a huge number of other people.
I particularly love the way that killing this wild animal isn’t enough for them, they also want the trainer killed too. So advocating murder then? And these are the people that some religious Americans listen to as purveyors of the truth and common sense? I hope they’re laughed at all over the US press so everyone realises what hate-filled imbeciles they are. They should all see a therapist to work through their aggression and mental problems as far as I’m concerned.
While they’re at it they should kill all the Bonobo monkeys for having more than one sexual partner including same sex.
LOL!!!! This is just beautiful stuff! What a pack of freaks.
What are they going to do, throw rocks into the pool at Seaworld? Clearly the learned folk of this nutter group have never heard of Archimedes’ principle, I would LOVE to hear exactly how they propose to stone a whale…. should be very entertaining.
So, this group of superstitious freaks believe abortion is wrong, as it involves killing another human being. But they also believe Killing american citizens by frying them alive in ole sparky is right.
Then they talk of stoning whales and their owners to death.
Have these people got any idea how freaking nuts they actually are???
what a moron…I have to believe this is not true. There is no way this much incompetence can exist right? First the whale was into he tank when another pregnant whale and other whale tossed around a human after someone accidentally fell into their tank. This was the first time these 3 whales ever had a human in the water with them. Tilikum witnessed the aggressive mothers play with the human like they do their seal treats. Our mistake was taking the risk he would never do it again, that was stupid. Whales raised in captivity do not know their own strength, Tilikum did know and that made him a risk and a whale that deserves re-integration to the wild no matter how long it takes. Trainers stayed with “Free Willy” in the wild for 5 years! But money fuels our world and the smartest beings on the planet make the stupidest decisions. And free speech exposes the most amusing idiots like Bryan.
Bit of a tenuous link to gay news to be fair, but shocking none the less.
Oh, yes. Apparently, if you play with the numbers in the Bible long enough, you can predict tomorrow’s weather as well.
Orcas belong in the wild, not in pools the size of bath tubs. I think amusement on behalf of wild animals has no place in this century. Let the already captured remain and die in captivity, but stop acquiring new ones, please!
Let’s ignore the mad Holy Joes – they’re not the issue.
I saw this beautiful whale among others in Orlando some years ago. On reflection, and especially after a terrible incident like this, I really feel it is wrong to keep these magnificent animals in captivity. They are immensely strong predators and inevitably unpredictable and dangerous. It is totally unjust to think of killing this wonderful creature for acting on his natural instincts – he should be released in the ocean, if he still can be.
I had to check the date to make sure it wasn’t April Fools Day. Is this for real? How can this group possibly be taken even ths slightest bit seriously by anyone in the US? What next, the death sentence for toddlers who steal toys off other toddlers?
is the whale gay?
How the hell do you stone a whale – a WHALE! – to death? Concreat block off a crane?
Funny how some narrow minded group in the states can come up with such bull, it has nothing to do with religion it is just an excuss to make trouble.
Hey, if these people want to follow the bible’s teachings, I hope they deny current scientific/medical procedures. After all, their book does give instructions for cleansing after you have been cured of such things as leprosy [The previous chapter to this one gives the cures] –
LEVITICUS Chapter 14:
1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
2 This shall be the ritual for the leprous person at the time of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest;
3 the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall make an examination. If the disease is healed in the leprous person,
4 the priest shall command that two living clean birds and cedarwood and crimson yarn and hyssop be brought for the one who is to be cleansed.
5 The priest shall command that one of the birds be slaughtered over fresh water in an earthen vessel.
6 He shall take the living bird with the cedarwood and the crimson yarn and the hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was slaughtered over the fresh water.
7 He shall sprinkle it seven times upon the one who is to be cleansed of the leprous disease; then he shall pronounce him clean, and he shall let the living bird go into the open field
And it continues, amazingly, with even more hocus-pocus – blood on your right ear lobe, even on your the big toe of your right foot! Read and laugh.
How said that people today read this as a guide for living.
Well duh, the whale is an animal and therefore presumably not responsible for its actions. It did cross my mind on reading the headline to wonder if the whale was gay, though.
And yeah, let’s go get those mixed-fibres people, and the ones that plant two kinds of seed in the same field (also a stoning offence apparently).
These people are totally sick nut-jobs.
Are these idiots real? Or sad untraveled rednecks who prompt the oft-heard comment: “Ugly Americans”? How embarrassing to think they still walk freely among us. They breed, they vote and like all ‘religious’ bigots, they are disgusting. AFA stnads for many things unprintable but NEVER what they seek.
There’s something basically wrong with our “entertainment obsession” in the USA. I’d like to know what audiences “learn” from watching this killer whale jumping around, doing various tricks, etc. This beautiful creature must be stressed beyond comprehension being cooped up in a confining tank. If its natural instinct to do the unexpected, which happened for this young lady, it’s the fault of the owners, not the whale.
SeaWorld officials are currently debating what to do with Tilly, who weighs six tonnes. They have rejected calls to release him into the wild, saying this would be a “certain death sentence”.
I say let it have its freedom and let nature take its course. Maybe its natural instincts will let it survive and live its remaining life as it was intended to live. If it “doesn’t make it” so be it, but at least it’ll have a chance to know something of being out in the open ocean, where it belongs.
Religious reactions/responses have no place regarding this issue – let nature take care of this creature, however it ends.
The worrying thing is they believe what they say! That is scary! Even worse can you imagine spending an evening with them, no drink, no smokes and no sex. If thats heaven on earth you can forget it!
If these people train wild animals, they have to recognise the risks. I would have thought any animal with the word “Killer” in it’s name would have been something of a giveaway.
You can’t blame a creature for being itself, any more than blaming a gay person for the same reason. it’s about time these f_ckwits recognised what God said, which was essentially to have free reasoning and the ability to choose one’s own direction, not have some bible-bashing prat dictating the Lord’s words.
(Not that I believe any of that bollocks in the first place)
Q: What’s worse than the dog chewing your shoe?
A: A whale eating your trainer!
Oh, how we laughed.
The anti-gay lobby has also been at work in Uganda, or haven’t you heard.
At least they’ve made a fortune there selling their snake iol; but how can they make any money on this issue….m-m-m-m…there’s a piece of the puzzle missing, innit.
“KILLER WHALE” . . . does is exactly what it says on the label!!!
SEA WORLD – Orlando . . . stop anthropomorphising animals
I speak from experience, Sea world in Orlando is an amazing place. I visited it some years ago, but I am sad to say that Sea World lives in a fantasy world called “Entertainment”
I think this is the only time I have actually agreed with one of Hanks posts.
Fundametalists, AFA and the rest of their ilk have now confirmed that they are completely insane. This latest mind bogling outburst is full proof of that. They can no longer be taken seriously in anything and must therefore be ignored from now on.
You just can’t make this stuff up, as they say. I agree, whales do not belong in captivity. And that no one can know what was going through the whales mind or going on in its emotions at the time. But of course since it doesn’t speak human language, people think it’s a dumb animal and can be disposed of any way one wishes. This is all part and parcel of the absurd fundamentalist belief that humans have been given dominion over the earth.
Man if I ever thought fundies hsd a serious disconnect with reality, I certainly do not think so now. Absolutely insane. Then to make things even more insane, since this is a second incident, they opine that the whale’s owners should be put to death. So what does that mean? put eveyone who works at SeaWorld to death? These people at the AFA and others of their ilk are getting more sand more psychotic as time goes on.
What the f^&* is wrong with these weird disgusting people?
I wonder how many AFA members the whale would have to eat before it died of food-poisoning… or at least a very upset tummy.
Stone the whale…and then what??
Who cleans up the mess??
How much money are we talking about here? Millions??
My deepest sympathy to Dawn Brancheau’s family, loved ones and friends. Such a horrific tragedy.
STONE him to death?
Apparently these people have been smoking CRACK while thumping on their bibles. It never ceases to amaze me how it always ends up being the animal’s fault. Man captures animal. Man places said animal in a small “water cage”. Animal finally protests. Man blames the animal. Man wishes to kill the animal.
Hey! A suggestion! Stop doing it! These animals were not created solely to perform in front of cheering, gleeful audiences. It’s the same thing with “performing” bears, elephants, tigers, monkeys, etc…
And now they want to stone him to death for something that was never his fault in the first place. See what I mean?
Oh, by the way, the AFA has posted an article announcing their distress over DADT. They are alarmed at the idea that some day gay soldiers will be allowed to shower with straight soldiers. I’m having a hard time taking anything they say seriously. What a bunch of freaks.
Yes, it’s a freak show. Thing is, these Christian religious nutters believe they have ‘dominion’ over all animals – that their God gave them ‘authority’ over all animals, that they can treat all animals as cruelly as they wish because the animals are simply there for the use of these Christians. Try googling ‘amish AND animal cruelty’ to start changing forever any idea you may have had of the Amish as sweet old-fashioned country folk with big hats who live simple lives.
Ox… killer whale… ox… killer whale… nope. I just don’t see the similarity. But then again, if the counsel of the Judeo-Christian had been followed by everyone, we’d all be having our Friday afternoons off work to publicly stone adulterers wouldn’t we?
And if Sea World want a new home for the poor beastie, I can always dig a pond in the back garden… after all, that’s what this magnificent animal has been used to so far.
It’s the zoo people that should be put to death if anything for keeping such a large animal captive in a proportionally tiny tank and are responsible for animals acting abnormal due to abnormal, psychotic-endangering circumstances. You wouldn’t go mad with life in prison being forced to do tricks?
I’m disappointed to say that the American Family Association is slipping – here’s a second blog on the subject in which he says he doesn’t actually want to stone the whale. But I feel this is a dangerous precedent. He’ll be not calling for the stoning to death of homosexuals next… then how long will society survive ;-)
And people reckon Islam is a threat to society? Pots & kettles anyone? Get rid of religion in general & the cowardly loonies hiding their venomous agenda behind it will crawl under a rock as well. Good riddance to them I say!
Whereas keeping Orcas in tiny tanks for commercial amusement should be criminal, I hope they’re standing reeeeealy close to the edge when they start chucking their puny stones.
I fully support American Family Association’s continued remarks on any and all topics. The more that they declare their insanity, barbarism, mendacity, ignorance, and hypocrisy and the better prepared the rest of us will be to deal with them.
Their days are numbered too.
are there any women here today? =p
This sounds more like a front page story from “The Onion”
it also brings to mind one of the first Anti-motivational posters, “Nuke A gay Whale For Jesus”…seriously…
I agree with Ramon, the more folks like Westboro Baptist church and the AFA scream their insanity all over the place, the more people are going to turn away from Christianity.
The Supreme Court will soon be discussing the Westboro Baptist Church. Their presence at the funerals of slain American soldiers is highly immoral and, if you ask me, illegal.
AFA – a maniac group which takes its lessons from Mein Kampf.
These people are nuts, and getting nuttier all the time. And as that happens, more and more people will know what they are. The devil in disguise.
Perhaps we can find a deserted Island to drop all of the fundies and other freaks off, and watch the fun by satellite camera and you tube.
Way back when, England tossed their criminals onto Australia, where new generations have built themselves a decent life, even if they are moderately homophobic.
But those people were what you English chaps call “ordinary decent criminals.” They may steal, but your social compact with them is that they do not physically or seriously emotionally hurt other people.
But the fundies – our own nutcase taliban, regardless of what the brand name of their religious hatred may be.
To hell with them. think of it – we could watch war videos, secure in the knowledge that no matter who gets killed, including both sides, it is all for the good.
Um; is this not the most crazy headline ever but SO believable when you see its a lot of mad so called christians who suggested it? Life of Brian ? He said that word you shouldn’t say…STONE HIM!!!
So I take it 100% of their wardrobes are natural fibres, not to mention the whole fish on fridays rule that apparently exists.