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John Branyan: Supporting Slavery & Endorsing Murder 

In case you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing lately – well, I’ve been documenting the hate speech of an American Christian Extremist “Comic”. If you want to have a look at what this is all about you can follow the link to the site I created as a public record: John Branyan’s Hate Speech

If you have comments please leave them there. Your first comment will go into moderation, but once I approve it your following comments get through in real time.

  Let’s hope the people of the Christian Comedy Association mentioned below know who they have in their ranks. This is one of many comments made by Branyan which qualify as hate speech.  J. E…

Source: John Branyan: Supporting Slavery & Endorsing Murder – John Branyan

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54 comments on “John Branyan: Supporting Slavery & Endorsing Murder 

  1. Kaian
    April 6, 2019

    Good job on creating that dedicated site. This type of “humour” is beyond me. It doesn’t even have the excuse of being satirical, because you’re left with just as unpleasant a taste in the mouth after you’ve unpackaged it as before you’ve done so. I went to the bother of checking his Wikipedia page. It says he’s “known for his clean comedy”. That’s a red flag if ever I saw one. Keep up the good work.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 6, 2019

      Thanks. I imagine he created his own Wiki page. It’s not like he has any real notoriety. In fact I think the level of hate in his comments is a ploy to get media attention.

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      • Kaian
        April 6, 2019

        Ah. A common troll, but more dangerous in that he speaks to, and normalises, a pretty base sentiment in a not insignificant section of society. It’s good to have these people called out.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        April 6, 2019

        Especially dangerous as he uses the “Christian Guy” cover to perform at school associations. Imagine a young LGBT child seeing him and then going home and discovering this is what he really thinks of them?

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      • Kaian
        April 6, 2019

        Absolutely appalling.

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  2. Kaian
    April 6, 2019

    That needs to be more than called out. That should be banned. Kids will be even less able to parse what he’s saying, and we both know the harm even obliquely homophobic remarks from adults can do to LGBT kids–let alone a sustained, “comedic” attack. I stand corrected. This is more than just trolling. It’s closer to what is being dubbed “stochastic terrorism”. He’s normalising homophobia, thereby paving the way for others to put into actions what he’s left in words.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 6, 2019

      I’ve contacted the Educational Theater Association with copies of his comments so they know who they’re giving a platform to.

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  3. maryplumbago
    April 6, 2019

    My god…this man is an obscenity in itself. If the devil was working through anyone, this man is it …personified.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 6, 2019

      I’ve often wondered how people like him reconcile their (alleged) beliefs in a higher power with behaving in such an appalling way.

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      • Robert A. Vella
        April 6, 2019

        It might be the other way around. People like Branyan may be using their belief in God to justify their hate. For without such justification, which is conveniently ethereal, their immorality would be completely exposed even to themselves.

        Perhaps we should be looking at Christianity and other religions differently. Instead of seeing it as a fallacious ideology, maybe we should see it as an institutional means to obscure Man’s primitive impulses towards hatred and hostility.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        April 6, 2019

        That’s a fascinating take. In fact very similar to what Gabor Mate says about addiction being the symptom rather than the disease. Religion is the perfect habitat for destructive ideas to fester and multiply.

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  4. Carl D'Agostino
    April 6, 2019

    All the politicians, candidates and left wing media call president Trump a racist unrelentlessly. His policies in just the last two years have reduced the unemployment rate for minorities and women to lowest levels in last 50 years and he has done more to help minorities in this sense than all their hate rhetoric in the last 3 years could bring about. Hillary Clinton is the master of identity politics which creates hate and a them against us mentality.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 6, 2019

      How would you define calling Mexicans rapists?

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    • Kaian
      April 6, 2019

      Attributing the low unemployment rates to Trump’s actions betrays a lack of awareness of basic causality. Unemployment rates for POCs and women have been declining year-on-year for the past 8 years anyway, and the last president’s actions allowed that trend to continue. We can start crediting Trump with any of this if and when he gets into a second term, as effects do not make themselves known from one day to the next; sometimes not even from once year to the next.

      Trump is not innocent of creating a “them against us” mentality. His blatant favouring of the wealthy 1% through tax rebates, and his repeated refusal to condemn white supremacists (Charlottesville and elsewhere), is nothing if not openly and divisively racist. Someone who isn’t racist doesn’t make a repeated point of insulting people of colour (Don Lemon, Maxine Waters, the Gold Star family, the sh*thole countries, and on, and on).

      Regarding relentlessly calling him a racist: perhaps if he stopped relentlessly being one, it would resolve matters. The New York Times has a handy “definitive list” of Trump’s racism (below). You may find this worth consulting, assuming you don’t consider every criticism of Trump “fake news”.

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    • Sirius Bizinus
      April 6, 2019

      I’m kind of surprised this comment came from you, Carl. Another reason why people call Trump a racist is because he’s said racist things about Mexicans. He’s said discriminatory things about Muslims and people who come from predominantly Muslim countries. And he’s been spreading unsubstantiated reports of a so-called migrant invasion to make his base afraid of our southern border.

      I hope your broader point isn’t that criticism of Branyan’s rhetoric is misplaced. Pink is quoting some of the terrible things Branyan has said. It’s there for everyone to read.

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    • john zande
      April 6, 2019

      Carl, I’m curious. Can you actually name a single policy enacted by Trump directed to minority employment?

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      • inspiredbythedivine1
        April 6, 2019

        Well, to be fair, he did, until recently, have many undocumented workers working at Mar a Lago for him for 15 cents an hour. I mean COME ON!!!! Give the guy SOME credit, OK!

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      • The Pink Agendist
        April 6, 2019

        Do you count Eastern European women as a minority?

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      • inspiredbythedivine1
        April 6, 2019

        I do. I’ve a definite shortage of ’em in my life, especially in my sex life! Eastern European women are HOT!!! imo that is.

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    • john zande
      April 6, 2019

      Carl, just for some clarity, there are pages of programs Obama enacted directly targeting minority employment, with enormous success, as displayed on any graph you may find. Just some of these include:

      JumpStart Our Business Start-up (JOBS) Act

      My Brother’s Keeper

      “Ready to Work Partnership”

      Pell Grant’s initiatives, including capping student loans.

      the American Opportunity Tax Credit,

      Small Business Administration loans initiatives

      Millennial Entrepreneurs Initiative

      the Fair Sentencing Act

      Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP)

      The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC)

      ConnectHome program.

      So, I am interested: can you name a *single* program enacted by Trump specifically targeting minority employment?

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  5. inspiredbythedivine1
    April 6, 2019

    One thing I gotta say about this Branyan feller, for a pedophile he’s one helluva a funny guy. He’s one of the greatest comedic genius of our time. Simply brilliant. Really. Funny as fuck he is. I’m dying inside from laughing so hard at ’em. Really. I am. Really. I’m serious. 🙂

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  6. foolsmusings
    April 6, 2019

    Wow what a piece of scum. Too many people now passing off their hate speech as art.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 6, 2019

      I think he’s someone deeply dissatisfied with where his life has taken him. When people’s expectations go unfulfilled that can have devastating psychological effects.

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  7. maryplumbago
    April 6, 2019

    I agree..if you look deep into these people’s lives, that it so filled with hatred, vengeance, arrogance and judging others, you find either much dissatisfaction with their lives, much inward anger and resentment, plus an inner emptiness, almost like a death or you will find simply mental illness.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 6, 2019

      Having looked a bit into Branyan’s background, I have the impression he falls into the category of person who’s angry and feels “left behind”.

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  8. violetwisp
    April 6, 2019

    I doubt he has much of an audience beyond his daughter (if she is his daughter and not another fake online identity), and a brief look at your site confirms that she’s excited at the extra publicity. The people who like his ‘comedy’ already hold those opinions, the most damaging of which are Christian homophobia, likening homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia. It’s embarrassing ignorance that goes hand in hand with the idea that if parents consent, children can get married. The “it was the law in the stone age” mentality.

    Watch he doesn’t use this coverage (like Bigot did) to make a more sellable story around his hateful product.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 6, 2019

      What concerned me was his schedule includes schools and a whole week performing at a festival for the School Theatre Association. I know from experience it’s awful to deal with teachers or authority figures you find out are homophobic (as a young person.)

      And yes, you’re right, I’m being careful not to link to him or give him any publicity other than highlighting his hate speech.

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      • violetwisp
        April 6, 2019

        Yikes, that is concerning he’s visiting schools. Good work!

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  9. Anony Mole
    April 7, 2019

    Is this a real person or a persona dreamed up by some ultra-right neo-facists? Hard to tell these days. I suspect the balance of atrocious speech on the net these days emanates from fabricated entities. Sure “someone” is the source, but the named source may not be the originator — or even real. Just be aware that this may indeed be hate-bait.

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    • john zande
      April 7, 2019

      Oh, he’s real alright.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 7, 2019

      Oh yes… I’ve noticed the amount of online hate speech is highly inflated by troll farms and bots. Unfortunately this one is a real person. Someone who I think is so wrapped up in an unhealthy religious dynamic he doesn’t grasp the danger of what he’s doing.

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  10. acflory
    April 7, 2019

    Good grief, Pinky. This guy is seriously not all there. Sorry, I just wasn’t brave enough to leave a comment on the other site. Awful, simply awful. 😦

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 7, 2019

      A huge waste, isn’t it? Whenever I see things like this I can’t help but think the time and energy people spend disseminating hate could have been used to do something positive and constructive. And then the time we have to spend fighting it is also time that’s “stolen” from better things.

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      • acflory
        April 7, 2019

        Yes! Except I don’t think these people are capable of doing genuinely good things. I have an awful feeling that they sit somewhere on the sociopath spectrum and have simply thrown off their protective coloration. 😦

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      • The Pink Agendist
        April 7, 2019

        That’s perfectly plausible. When people show blatant disregard for the possible repercussions of their actions on others, something’s gone terribly wrong.

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      • acflory
        April 7, 2019

        I think we can all empathize with that, to an extent, but there’s a difference between compassion and validation. Sometimes it feels as if Western society has slipped into validation…in the name of individual freedom.

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  11. violetwisp
    April 7, 2019

    Here’s another one for you Pink that Meerkat Musings is dealing with: https://wp.me/p4V4lR-2U8.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 7, 2019

      Very interesting. It reminds me of the workings of political propaganda. A misleading trope is “bat-signalled” into the sky and then gets mindlessly repeated by people loyal to the regime. The timing/language alignment between Branyan and blogging theology means they’re probably getting their messaging from the same propaganda network.

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      • violetwisp
        April 7, 2019

        Probably just goes round in circles. It’s the same kind of images and ‘arguments’ being used when same sex relationships were being legalised. They fell out of fashion as the abortion debate or immigration became prominent in right wing Christian minds. Now they’re bored of that and dredging up this old nonsense. Who knows what triggers it. Probably just takes one repressed gay right wing Christian seeing two women holding hands to flood their head with panic sin thoughts and rush to dig out these old memes and send them back out into the world.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        April 7, 2019

        Usually the circles are directly linked to fundraising campaigns for Christian groups. They stoke fear for 2 to 4 months. Coordinate multiple articles which are then promoted on social media and close the cycle with a plea for money to “stop” whichever group they demonised.

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  12. dpmonahan
    April 7, 2019

    You guys just fell for each others trolls.

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  13. Argus
    April 12, 2019

    As a cloistered old dog in a reasonably safe and genteel land (well, it was until some damned Australian disturbed the peace here recently) I’ve always believed in absolute Freedom Of Speech. Absolute, as in total—
    —let anyone say anything, and let anyone else try to counter by saying anything he wishes in return. The first to resort to violence loses by default, otherwise may the best argument win.

    There can be no Freedom at all without such Freedom Of Speech. So bring on your trolls, and let’s see what they have to say … we may even learn something.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      April 12, 2019

      Does that also cover fraud? We have freedom of speech in France, but fraud is definitely not covered by it. So a fake cancer cure, for example, could not be legally promoted/sold.

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      • Argus
        April 12, 2019

        Fraud should be easily enough exposed, and thus emasculated.

        Unless it’s protected by something other than Truth (the armed might of the State often serves that office …)

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      • The Pink Agendist
        April 12, 2019

        You’d think, right? But consider religion; it’s essentially organised fraud which falls well into most legal definitions as it even involves taking money from people, and yet?

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      • Argus
        April 12, 2019

        Olde saying:

        “Hee hoo alleges must prove …”

        I still like it.

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  14. grabaspine
    May 6, 2019

    Wow. I can’t understand why jb would say whay you posted. It’s not Christian or christlike in any manner. Killing gays? Nothing wrong with slavery? No Christian today would agree. They are so far from what the bible says nowadays to agree with what Branyan was advocating.

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    • john zande
      May 6, 2019

      Quite on the contrary, his position on killing gays and pro-slavery *is* biblically accurate.

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      • grabaspine
        May 6, 2019

        They would retort OT. Nothing in the NT is explicitly pro slavery or pro killing gays or anyone.
        I know the arguments to link it back to the OT, but Christians would deny

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      • john zande
        May 6, 2019

        Paul most definately is pro-slavery. There are a number of passages. And Jesus said quite clearly the OT laws stood.

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      • grabaspine
        May 6, 2019

        Just trying to fair in the diff between biblically accurate and what most Christians would or would not agree with in jb’s quotes.

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      • john zande
        May 6, 2019

        It’s the funny thing about the bible, you can pretty much argue anything it’s so contradictory.

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