Oklahoma Protesters Threaten to “Secdee” From Union Due to "Cosmos"

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http://topekasnews.com/oklahoma-protesters-threaten-secdee-union-neil-degrasse-tysons-cosmos-cancelled/

Oklahoma Protesters Threaten to “Secdee” From Union if Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos is not Cancelled

Haywood Bynum III

Concerned Oklahomas gather to protest the airing of Cosmos, citing the show’s agenda is ‘clearly anti-Christian and biased against creationist values.’ Citizens have threatened to vote to ‘secdee’ [sic] from the United States during the 2014 gubernatorial and ballot issue election if Cosmos is not formally removed from all Oklahoma based television networks.

Saddlebridge Township, Oklahoma – Furious parents and citizens of Oklahoma took to the streets early Thursday, protesting against Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos. Protesters allege the show is blatantly promoting an anti-Creationist agenda and is ‘standing against the Judeo-Christian moors and values of the Saddleback Township community and others nationwide.”

The first protests against Cosmos in the community took place some two weeks ago, after a local paper claimed an airing of Cosmos in a school caused several children to experience ‘demonic possession’. Parents cite one kid became completely enamored with the show during a terrifyingly supernatural event linked with Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s narrative explaining the “God of the Gaps” theory.

Several weeks ago, citizens accused Tyson of using his Cosmos program to forward other agendas, not limited to a ‘homogay’ agenda, wizardry/haroldry, astrology and other vehemently anti-Christian teachings.

Concerned parents have accused Neil DeGrasse Tyson of ‘Ra’ worship and iconography, going as far as saying the titular narrator may be involved in a Wiccan Sun occult.

Delores Simmons, whose child was involved in the prior airing of Cosmos that precipitated the anti-science scare in Oklahoma, claims petitions are already going about to elect pro-Creation candidates for upcoming elections.

“If we allow this Tyson to keep publicly airing his beliefs, God just may strike us down with a cosmic meteor this summer. That would be ironic justice if you ask me, so we should just take this show off now before that happens.”

Other citizens in Oklahoma agree. The latest Rasmussen polls on the subject show that over 64% people in Oklahoma feel Cosmos is dangerous and carries a strong anti-theist and Creation message.

SaddleBridge Township Petition to Remove Cosmos From Local Television Affiliates

Cosmos is a dangerous television program with strong ties to the Satanic Ra occult. The show veils itself under the guise of ‘inspiration science’, but unveils its wolf teeth every time Neil DeGrasse Tyson spouts anti-Creationist rhetoric that possesses the minds of Oklahoma’s children.

The parents of the Saddlebridge Community continue to feel Cosmos is inappropriate material for television and therefore must be removed from all programming within the state. Following are examples of the dangers presents by Cosmos: A Space Journey.

  1. Cussing. Tyson cusses at our children and scares them into his beliefs. The quote above is taken directly from Tyson’s lips. Do we need ‘teachers’ cussing at our students to scare them into a radical belief system?
  2. Demonizing Pastors/Priests, The World’s Best Educators. The writers behind Cosmos love to hide the fact that Christians and the early Catholic church are the foundation of modern science. Gregor Mendel was a monk. Christians invented the telescope, the concept of space-time, the airplane, X-rays, the modern semi-conductor. Francis Bacon,Lord Kelvin Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Leibniz, Andre Marie Ampere, Copernicus, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Werner Heisenberg, all devout Christians.

    The greatest educators on Earth are Christians and pastors, so we does Cosmos always paint the Pope as the Disney villains of each episode?
  3. Ra Worship/Haroldry. On a starry night in a field gules, Neil DeGrasse Tyson hovers above the Earth and teaches the words of Ra to all who will listen. Neil Tyson is a harold of Ra, poisoning the minds of the innocent with all sorts of ancient Egyptian curses and brainwashing. Look at the icons on the vest of Tyson and we can see the makings of Wiccan occultism.
Where to start. Ahh yes...

#1. Epic Fail. The typos are actually part of the article, nothing I have fatfingered.

#2. Neil Tyson really does look like Griff from Married with Children.

#3. Really? Westboro gets a free pass, but any other thinking is blasphemy? This closed-mindedness was one of the many reasons I didn't move to Oklahoma, despite having all of my relatives there. I've often joked that the opposite of Progress is Congress, but this is making Regress come up to be an even push.

Just wow.

BL.

 

rdowns

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Ignorance, and the celebration of it, is the greatest issue facing the US.
 

vrDrew

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I *think* its satire.

Haywood Bynum II has previously published articles accusing the Denver Broncos of flooding their stadium with marijuana smoke in order to confuse the KC Chiefs.

Shocking new reports from sources in Denver confirm that Denver Broncos personnel were seen flooding Mile High Stadium with marijuana smoke, inundating the stadium with copious clouds of the mind-altering chemical moments before the game.
 

lannister80

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I see some people are claiming this is satire (something akin to The Onion).

Can anyone confirm?

EDIT: vrDrew: We posted at exactly the same minute, lol.
 

Huntn

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Total idiocy brought about by imagined supreme beings. This kind of thinking along with f'n guns is what is going to sink us as a great (good?) country.

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I *think* its satire.

Haywood Bynum II has previously published articles accusing the Denver Broncos of flooding their stadium with marijuana smoke in order to confuse the KC Chiefs.
TopekaNews.com is legit and carrying this?

Update: I just snooped around that site and it looks like none of its page links work... highly suspect. :p
 

bradl

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Total idiocy brought about by imagined supreme beings. This kind of thinking along with f'n guns is what is going to sink us as a great (good?) country.

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TopekaNews.com is legit and carrying this?

Update: I just snooped around that site and it looks like none of its page links work... highly suspect. :p
It's gone back and forth for me all day. 503s all over the place. It seems to be up and working now. I do see local news on the site as well, and that is one of the things I look for to see if it is legit (not that it couldn't be legit, but they're there).

The only thing that sorta has me crying foul is a WHOIS lookup on the domain points to the Cayman Islands.

I'll see if I can find another site to corroborate this.

BL.
 

xShane

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I *think* its satire.

Haywood Bynum II has previously published articles accusing the Denver Broncos of flooding their stadium with marijuana smoke in order to confuse the KC Chiefs.
I see some people are claiming this is satire (something akin to The Onion).

Can anyone confirm?

EDIT: vrDrew: We posted at exactly the same minute, lol.
It's gone back and forth for me all day. 503s all over the place. It seems to be up and working now. I do see local news on the site as well, and that is one of the things I look for to see if it is legit (not that it couldn't be legit, but they're there).

The only thing that sorta has me crying foul is a WHOIS lookup on the domain points to the Cayman Islands.

I'll see if I can find another site to corroborate this.

BL.
https://www.google.com/#q=topekasnews+satire

Apparently it is Satire.

However, with things Republicans do nowadays, I wouldn't put it past me and totally would not be surprised.
 

Eraserhead

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Hope it's satire, I've yet to find people this dumb in Canada thus far :p
It's definitely satire - http://topekasnews.com/the-curious-habits-of-a-secretly-lesbian-wife/
http://topekasnews.com/13-christian-tips-help-republicans-avoid-gay-flings-new-male-intern/

The 50 shades of grey review is hilarious as well.
 

Kurwenal

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It's definitely satire -
Darn. I was so looking forward to this episode.

Several weeks ago, citizens accused Tyson of using his Cosmos program to forward other agendas, not limited to a ‘homogay’ agenda, wizardry/haroldry, astrology and other vehemently anti-Christian teachings.
Hosted by Ian McKellen?
 

Southern Dad

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It's Oklahoma , what would we lose if they left? Nothing.
Fort Sill, Oklahoma is the home to the field artillery. Altus, Vance and Tinker Air Force Bases. The Coast Guard Institute. Oil and gas production. Not to mention 3.8 million people, dang near all of which do not want to secede from the nation.
 

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Fort Sill, Oklahoma is the home to the field artillery. Altus, Vance and Tinker Air Force Bases. The Coast Guard Institute. Oil and gas production.
Ha, very little oil and gas production still goes on there. It's a rancher state now.

And the rest sounds like good ol military pork. THREE air force bases in practically the geographic center of the country?
 

Southern Dad

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Ha, very little oil and gas production still goes on there. It's a rancher state now.

And the rest sounds like good ol military pork. THREE air force bases in practically the geographic center of the country?
Most of our Air Force bases are not near the coast. More are geographically centered. They try to build Air Force bases away from population centers. People tend to complain about the noise besides the land is cheaper.
 

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Most of our Air Force bases are not near the coast. More are geographically centered. They try to build Air Force bases away from population centers. People tend to complain about the noise besides the land is cheaper.
Travis, Los angeles, McChord, Andersen, and Hickam AFBs would differ with you, and those are 5 just off the top of my head.

I worked for the USAF.

BL.
 

bradl

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Most of our Air Force bases are not near the coast. More are geographically centered. They try to build Air Force bases away from population centers. People tend to complain about the noise besides the land is cheaper.
Travis, Los angeles, McChord, Andersen, and Hickam AFBs would differ with you, and those are 5 just off the top of my head.

I worked for the USAF.

BL.
To expand on this, as I wrote this initially about not being near the coast, I missed the issue of not being near population centers..

With that, I don't know where you got that map, but it is severely incorrect and/or out of date.

Tinker AFB is missing. That's in the middle of Oklahoma city.
Nellis AFB is missing. That is in the middle of Las Vegas.
Luke AFB is missing.
McGuire AFB is missing.
Pease AFB is missing. That is in the middle of Nashua, NH.
Vandenburg AFB is on the Central coast of California.

So what you're finding there is severely incorrect.

BL.
 

Southern Dad

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Travis, Los angeles, McChord, Andersen, and Hickam AFBs would differ with you, and those are 5 just off the top of my head.

I worked for the USAF.

BL.
There are exceptions but more of the military bases are away from the coast than on the coast. *Useless Trivia* The only US Air Force Base ever destroyed was Homestead Air Force Base. It is now a Air Reserve Base. It was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew.

To expand on this, as I wrote this initially about not being near the coast, I missed the issue of not being near population centers..

With that, I don't know where you got that map, but it is severely incorrect and/or out of date.

Tinker AFB is missing. That's in the middle of Oklahoma city.
Nellis AFB is missing. That is in the middle of Las Vegas.
Luke AFB is missing.
McGuire AFB is missing.
Pease AFB is missing. That is in the middle of Nashua, NH.
Vandenburg AFB is on the Central coast of California.

So what you're finding there is severely incorrect.

BL.
Stole the map from somewhere on the AAFES site. Rather than debate the topic or the value of Oklahoma to our country, let's debate where the dots are drawn on the map.
 

bradl

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There are exceptions but more of the military bases are away from the coast than on the coast. *Useless Trivia* The only US Air Force Base ever destroyed was Homestead Air Force Base. It is now a Air Reserve Base. It was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew.



Stole the map from somewhere on the AAFES site. Rather than debate the topic or the value of Oklahoma to our country, let's debate where the dots are drawn on the map.
Okay.

Travis AFB is on the Bay.

Los Angeles AFB is on Sepulveda Blvd in El Segundo. 300ft from the Pacific.

Hickam AFB is Honolulu Int'l Airport. In town and on the water.

McChord AFB is in the middle of Tacoma and on Puget Sound. 500,000+ population there and next to Seattle.

Andersen AFB is in Agana, Capital of Guam.

Vandenburg AFB is on the central coast of California, near Santa Maria. It physically is on the coast.

We haven't even touched those AFBs that are jointly operated at public airports.

Getting back to Oklahoma, Tinker AFB is in Midwest City, OK; on I-40 near the heart of OKC. I have an aunt and uncle who work for the USPS on the route that serves Tinker, and my father is 3 miles from it.

Thankfully, with people in urban Oklahoma, they are a bit more progressive thinking than those in the rural areas; My father was born and raised in such a rural area. While not completely Bible Belt (though it is), going against anything that they don't agree with is akin to taboo. People still have race issues there, so when you bring in something like this that completely goes against the grain of their religion, they do get bent out of shape.

Case in point: integration, GLBTQ, the disabled, and the Enid, OK business owner who wouldn't serve them.

The common statement about being so big and landlocked in the US is that "the middle of the country is the last place to get something new, and the last place to get rid of it." That really does hold true here.

BL.