John Oliver: ‘You’re Going Directly to Hell’ if You Read a Bible With Trump’s Signature on It — WATCH

John Oliver looked at Trump’s trip to visit tornado victims in Alabama, where when people asked him to sign their Bibles, he gladly did so.

“I am not remotely surprised that Trump did that,” said Oliver. “I’m just slightly confused as to why anyone would want him to, because seeing Trump’s autograph on a Bible should be like seeing a picture of your own Mom on the cover of a Penthouse magazine. It should render the whole thing useless, and if you keep reading after discovering it, you’re going directly to Hell.”

Oliver continued: “And look, some people there clearly wanted his autograph and presidents have signed Bibles before, but Trump didn’t just sign the book. He signed the cover! And it is weird to sign the cover of any book, and weirder still to sign the cover of the Bible with this signature (shows Trump’s hideous barcode scrawl). Because I don’t care what your name is, that is not how you sign something. That’s how you test if your Sharpie still has ink left before you sign something.”

Added Oliver: “I know it’s easy to make jokes about how Donald Trump doesn’t know what’s inside a Bible, but that’s only because, as we learned when he ran for president, he really has no idea what’s inside a Bible.”

Oliver then played a clip of Trump refusing to say what his favorite Bible verses are before saying he was a “probably equal” Old Testament/New Testament guy.

“That exchange is actually emblematic of something that happens a lot,” Oliver explained. “It’s Trump being a terrible human being, dangerously idiotic, and somehow undeniably funny.”

Oliver then made a point that Trump often does things that are funny, playing the moment last week when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook, as Tim ‘Apple’.

Said Oliver: “That is a funny mistake. It’s also genuinely worrying but it is funny. And this is something I think we all wrestle with at some point. How can a black-hearted moral vacuum somehow retain the ability to make us laugh in spite of all he’s said and done?”

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Gay Man’s Murderer Stabbed to Death by Inmate in Alabama

Billy Jack Gaither

Steven Eric Mullins (right), who was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 1999 hate crime murder of Billy Jack Gaither, has been killed in prison.

From a Frontline story about the case: “On February 19, 1999, Billy Jack Gaither, a thirty-nine-year-old gay man who worked at the Russell Athletics apparel company near Sylacauga, Alabama, was brutally beaten to death. His throat was cut, and his body was bludgeoned with an ax handle before being thrown on top of a pile of tires and set on fire. In the weeks following the killing, two men came forward to police as the killers: Steven Mullins and Charles Monroe Butler. Butler, the younger of the two, came forward to police first. He described the night of the murder in great detail: how he had never heard of Billy Jack Gaither prior to the night of the killing; how his friend Steve Mullins found him at a bar playing pool and asked him to take a ride into the woods with himself and Billy Jack; how Billy Jack started “talking queer stuff” that set off a violent reaction in Butler; and then how he stood by as Mullins beat Billy Jack to death. In June of 1999, Steven Mullins pled guilty to capital murder; Butler stood trial and was found guilty of the same charge by a jury. In August of 1999, both Mullins and Butler were sentenced to life in prison without parole. “

Gaither’s murder drew nationwide attention and a call for hate crime laws in Alabama. The state’s hate crime laws still do not cover sexual orientation or gender identity.

The suspect in Mullins’ death is Christopher Scott Jones, who is serving a 25-year-sentence and was convicted in the killings of five others, according to AL.com.

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An armed white supremacist started screaming Nazi slogans in a coffeeshop. Police did nothing.

Mama Mocha's Coffee Emporium in Auburn, AlabamaAfter the staff of the LGBTQ-friendly shop demanded he leave, he flashed a gun. Police say he has a permit for a concealed weapon and they didn’t see him do anything.

Author: Gwendolyn Smith

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