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The latest right-wing conspiracy theory has now been embraced by Rush Limbaugh.
LIMBAUGH: Have you ever heard of Lord's Resistance Army, Dawn? How about you, Brian? Snerdley, have you? You never heard of Lord's Resistance Army? Well, proves my contention, most Americans have never heard of it, and here we are at war with them.  Lord's Resistance Army are Christians.  It means God. I was only kidding. Lord's Resistance Army are Christians.  They are fighting the Muslims in Sudan. And Obama has sent troops, United States troops to remove them from the battlefield, which means kill them. That's what the lingo means, "to help regional forces remove from the battlefield," meaning capture or kill.

So that's a new war, a hundred troops to wipe out Christians in Sudan, Uganda, and -- (interruption) no, I'm not kidding. Jacob Tapper just reported it.  Now, are we gonna help the Egyptians wipe out the Christians? Wouldn't you say that we are?

That sure fits right-wing narratives nicely, doesn't it? Obama is a radical Muslim who is out to destroy Christians.

Problem is, the Lord's Resistance Army may be one of the most evil groups of people on this planet. Here's a profile on them from the evangelical Christianity Today:

Sixty years after Allied soldiers liberated the Nazi death camps, the world stands silent in the face of another holocaust—one so horrifying that U.N. officials call it "one of the worst human-rights crises of the past century."

The perpetrators commit atrocities with such malevolence that even the most irreligious people familiar with their acts describe them as "unrestrained evil." The targets of the butchery are children. They rape, mutilate, and kill them with a rapaciousness that staggers the imagination. Worse, they compel children to kill one another and their own families, fighting as "soldiers" in an armed force deliberately composed of children.

Perhaps the greatest atrocity is teaching these children that they spread this carnage by the power of the Holy Spirit to purify the "unrepentant," twisting Christianity into a religion of horror to their victims. It is spiritual warfare at its very worst, and it could not be more satanic.

Religion of Evil

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is one of the larger terrorist organizations in the world. It has killed more people than many other violent groups, yet few Westerners have ever heard of it, since nearly all its violence is perpetrated in the border region between Uganda and Sudan in East Africa.

On a continent plagued with endless guerilla warfare, where war crimes are standard fighting fare, the LRA stands apart as an especially odious group [...]

What began in 1986 as a rebellion against the Ugandan government has metamorphosed into a military millenarian cult. Its reason for existence is to perpetuate the power of its leader, a ruthless witchcraft practitioner named Joseph Kony.

This is what right-wing nutjobs, including Rush Limbaugh, are objectively supporting. This is what they embrace as "Christian"—the use of children to rape, kill and mutilate. We can assume that Rush and his researchers are capable of googling "Lord's Resistance Army," so they have to know what they're supporting, and they simply don't care. If Obama opposes a group with the name "lord" in its title, well, that's good enough for him!

No matter how odious that group might be.

Originally posted to kos on Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 01:32 PM PDT.

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