Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

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Are they Cosplaying?

Sam, Becky, and Luke broadcast LIVE, just after returning from a Patriot Prayer rally in downtown Tacoma. They delve into WA State legislator Matt Shea’s “Biblical War” manifesto, and his scary brand of evangelism and separatist “liberty.” Irish blasphemy, Pence, and Messianic Jews get mentioned too.

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Rally Pictures

Here are pictures from the rally from this afternoon.

A Patriot Prayer rallier wearing an American flag jacket reaches toward a counter-protesting gentleman holding a poster that reads "Equality scares Nazis".

A Patriot Prayer rallier reaches toward a counter-protestor.

Four counter protestors stand atop the Tollefson Plaza steps.

Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club members chat. Both are white men; one wear a JBGC sweatshirt and has a red bandana hanging from his pocket. He wear a cammo-patterned yarmulke. The other smokes a cigarette, wearing a black bandana around his lower face/neck, and cammo pants.

Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club members chat.

John Brown Gun Club members displaying their call to arm oneself against white supremacy

John Brown Gun Club members displaying their call to action

a poster reading "Don't get tattoos from Nazi Tattoo shops"

Did you know that the tattoo shop at 1100 block of E 72nd St is run by Hammerskins?

three young people dressed in black

Folks idly hanging out at the protest/counterprotest

Patriot Prayer dude (in stripes) engages a counter protestor in conversation, while Tacoma cops keep watch.

Patriot Prayer dude engages a counter protestor in conversation

A long-haired older white male Patriot Prayer rallier dressed in an American flag jacket and bandana talks with a skeptical counter protestor while 2 Tacoma police keep watch.

Patriot Prayer rallier talks with a skeptical counter protestor while Tacoma police keep watch.

counter protestors hold posters with messages against KKK, Nazis, etc. along Pacific Ave in Tacoma

Counter protestors got lots of beeps and waves from passing motorists

 

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Back on November 11, 2012, I had the pleasure of doing an interview on your show from Nebraska (Episode 10.7, Winning: The Elections and Islam, November 11, 2012). At the time, I had just been appointed to my village board in Broadwater (population 128) to fill out the remainder of the term of a long-serving board member who died. I was reëlected in 2014 by a margin of four votes over the town gun shop owner, who’d previously served on the village board. I am standing for election again November 6; I am currently in the position of chairman pro-tempore… Read more »

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That’s a very strange Jew, quoting from the new testament. Still, I found the ending funny, in the way he asked the audience to confirm his Amen.

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They were most likely the bad type of skin heads.

“White laces: Bootlace color identifying a skinhead as being “white power,” as opposed to a non-racist (“traditional”) or anti-racist skin.”

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2015/racist-skinhead-glossary