GOP extremist Pittman attacks Planned Parenthood

Dancing at the intersection of church and state:

State Representative Larry Pittman blasted Planned Parenthood as “a murderous organization … getting wealthy on murder for hire” in an email reply to a Planned Parenthood letter urging N.C. legislators not to cut funding to the organization.

Aside from being hyper-hyperbole, these accusations are borderline libelous. If the roles were reversed, I'm sure this idiot would have already contacted his attorney. And after reading the rest of this article, methinks a call to his therapist might be helpful:

“As for being ‘unprofessional,’ professionalism can be a good thing,” Pittman said. “However, it can be overemphasized, and often is, by those who are offended by someone who stands up and pulls the mask off of the evil around us. This is spiritual warfare. Professionalism is a secondary concern to opposing and exposing evil.”

I don't even know where to start. Believing he is engaging in "spiritual warfare" and (personally) "exposing evil" is flirting hard with megalomania. While it might not be rare to see this exhibited by a man of the cloth, seeing it exhibited by an elected appointed leader who helps to create statute is more than somewhat unsettling. Especially someone who wants to bring back public hangings:

A Cabarrus County lawmaker wants to bring back public hangings in North Carolina as a deterrent to crime, and he says doctors who perform abortions should be in the line to the gallows.

Republican Rep. Larry Pittman, who was appointed to the District 82 House seat in October, expressed his views in an email sent Wednesday to every member of the General Assembly.

Wait a minute...did I say "elected leader"? I need to fix that, and I'd like to find out who appointed this nut-bag. Cabarrus Republicans? The state GOP? Thom Thumb? Whoever did it has some 'slainin' to do.


Hat tip to Cubby

Yes Will, I read your Tweets. :)

Pittman is a horse's ass

dressed up to resemble an actual human being. If there's any public hanging to be done around here, it ought to start with him. The crime? Willful ignorance.


“My sources tell me that 75 percent of [Planned Parenthood’s] income comes through abortions.”
His sources are the voices in his head.


What the hell is going on in Cabarrus county? First you've got that idiot Hartsell selling out our educational system, and a certifiable lunatic in Pittman, adding to the steaming pile of increasingly absurd and irrational pronouncements of right-wing nut jobs. When their blind dogma is in direct competition with the real world, blind dogma always wins. They're like Mao's Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution. I thought the GOP Flat Earthers embarrassed us with making rising sea levels illegal, but this is getting ridiculous.