Right-wing radio host Dave Daubenmire is furious about the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday that featured Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. He’s so mad, in fact, that he wants to sue the NFL for putting his soul in jeopardy:
“I think we ought to sue,” he said. “Would that halftime show, would that have been rated PG? Were there any warnings that your 12-year-old son — whose hormones are just starting to operate — was there any warning that what he was going to see might cause him to get sexually excited?”
Daubenmire declared that the halftime performance was a blatant example of anti-Christian discrimination because he should be able to watch the Super Bowl without having to see things that conflict with his values.
So concussions and the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy are perfectly in line with what Jesus wanted… but women dancing is a bridge too far. Got it.
Hard to imagine what exactly he was expecting. Anyone who’s heard of either singer could’ve easily guessed what the show would look like.
Daubenmire, who apparently missed that part of the Bible that metaphorically says “If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off,” seems to forget there’s no God-given right to watch the Super Bowl without incident. If halftime is too much of a risk, change the channel for ten minutes. It apparently wasn’t a problem last year when a shirtless Adam Levine was the performance.
Good luck with that lawsuit, too. Who’s he mad at, anyway? The NFL? If that’s the case, why did he wait until now to complain? It’s not like there aren’t cheerleaders on the field every week.
Maybe he’s just trying to capitalize on the right-wing outrage over two popular women dancing. Anything to distract from the conservative Christian-backed cruelty of this administration which men like Daubenmire have refused to criticize.
In any case, he added that he wants to sue for “$867 trillion.” I believe that’s one dollar per ounce of delusion.
(via Right Wing Watch)