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Chuck Norris — the fraud who won’t stand up to real injustice

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chuck Norris is an action movie star — and a bad one. But he should stay that way. His forays into politics reveal his basic ignorance.

Norris has penned a piece  for the American Family Association whining about how the Obama Administration has declared war on religion.

Personally I don’t think he wrote it. I think someone else wrote it and he attached his name to it because it reads like the usual religious right hogwash.

But two items on his supposed list of grievances caught my eye:

Here is why the two items caught my eye. The first item is a basic lie. And that can be easily be proven by the link contained in the item. The Washington Post article which it links to clearly says:

The Pentagon will permit military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage as long as such ceremonies are not prohibited in the states where they reside, it said Friday.

Defense Department guidance issued to military chaplains said they may participate in ceremonies on or off military bases in states that recognize gay unions. Chaplains are not required to officiate at same-sex weddings if doing so is counter to their religious or personal beliefs, the guidance said.

The second claim I illuminated is important because it illustrates the fraud that Chuck Norris is exposing himself to be:

Secretary Clinton was not demonizing religious beliefs. She was calling attention the fact that in some foreign countries, LGBTQs persecuted by ways of beatings, vicious murders, forced rapes, and forced reparative therapy:

Today, I want to talk about the work we have left to do to protect one group of people whose human rights are still denied in too many parts of the world today. In many ways, they are an invisible minority. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, even executed. Many are treated with contempt and violence by their fellow citizens while authorities empowered to protect them look the other way or, too often, even join in the abuse. They are denied opportunities to work and learn, driven from their homes and countries, and forced to suppress or deny who they are to protect themselves from harm.

Chuck Norris considers himself an action hero. He has starred in many motion pictures and a television show (“Walker, Texas Ranger”) portraying himself as someone who fights against injustice. As such, Norris has been shown fictionally preventing innocent people from beaten, killed, or generally terrorized.

How is it that this man who has made a career out of being a hero to the persecuted in motion pictures and television can conveniently ignore actual cases of people being persecuted simply because these people are gay?

The answer is clear. Chuck Norris is a liar and a fraud. His persona is nothing much than  phony macho bravado.

Chuck Norris can’t stand up to injustice because he simply doesn’t know what real injustice is.  The only type of injustice he knows belongs on a sound stage. It begins when the director says “action” and ends when the same director yells “cut.”

Somehow, because of all of the years in this phony world, Norris sees himself as an actual heroic figure.

A little advice, Chuck. Stay in the land of make-believe. In real life, you just don’t measure up to your image.

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  1. How very un-awesome of him.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:06pm
  2. I’ve absolutely hated Chuck Norris for ages. Glad to know his idiocy is becoming more widely-recognized.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:06pm
  3. Just another pretend hero in the make believe world of hollywood. A Fake Star in a Fake Universe.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:07pm
  4. The only reason Chuck is now popular is because of his status as a meme. Like piano cat and chocolate rain. He should stick to action movies instead of sticking his head into politics. Humans have enough actors in their government already.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:07pm
  5. I’m really hurt by this.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:08pm
  6. great article :) enjoyed it..

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:08pm
  7. he has confused fighting for the right thing with fighting for the right wing….. conservative Christians do this on a regularly embarrassing basis..

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:08pm
  8. And with that, the awesomeness has faded.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:09pm
  9. awesome, i hate him anyways

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:09pm
  10. I don’t recall the name of the movie, but in the scene that comes to mind, Norris’ character bursts into a room where his nemesis is supposed to be. But the guy is in bed with another guy. As if to make it clear he is going to kick the guys ass for reasons other than his homosexuality, he mutters something about one of his teachers having been homosexual. The scene stuck with me. Does anyone remember the name of the film and am I remembering the scene correctly?

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:12pm
  11. It’s times like this that the loss of Bruce Lee is doubly felt.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:12pm
  12. Oh please! Somebody needs to rip that two dollar rug off his head and jam it down his bigoted throat.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:14pm
  13. He’s always been a member of the extreme right wing. As a student of the martial arts, I look up to his fighting abilities and what he has done for the sport. As for his politics and religious beliefs, I can’t stand him.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:16pm
  14. I hate him right wing douch bag

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:21pm
  15. yeah

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:21pm
  16. Now we have a Skunk In the manger. With that Parry jackass!

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:22pm
  17. I’ve never liked his movies anyway or his poor acting so called skills

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:22pm
  18. To be honest I’ve only seen one or at a push two of his movies lol

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:23pm
  19. his tears cure cancer, but how come he doesn’t sit down and cry over his career? he is a washed up has-been selling useless total gym dumbbells.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:23pm
  20. I only watched him in Walker Texas Ranger, never watched any of his movies. & the Chuck Norris meme jokes are dumb as f***.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:28pm
  21. norris is a has been, washed up old fart who fears he has lost the limelight. So by dissing LGBTQ, he hopes it will propel him back into ANY spotlight…. even if it is just making him look more of an ass then his “acting” has done

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:31pm
  22. why don’t hair plugs just go away he is old trying to look young what a joke

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:32pm
  23. People like Chuck Norris who claim to be Christian should not be endorsing violent computerized games. I get tired of seeing them on TV and the internet.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:34pm
  24. It’s bad enough when actors try their hand at singing but it’s totally embarrassing when they try their hand at politics for the most part they are epic failures.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:39pm
  25. Well then, I take back all my Chuck Norris sayings.
    Except the one where he is so fast he can run around the world and punch the back of his head cuz he deserves more of those

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:45pm
  26. He is nothing but a piece of shit and I remember what Clint Eastwood said about shit.

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:46pm
  27. I used to like chuck norris till now,what a fucktard,chuck norris you are not the toughest man around and if i see you i will roundhouse kick you in the face,you bigot:)

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8:59pm
  28. Is it necessary to pick the man apart completely? No one is perfect and he has the right to his wrong opinion. The problem here is not his role as an actor, the problem is that he is misrepresenting the truth; endorsing a lie, and there is nothing Christian about that, except that many who claim to follow Christ do the same. If we call him, and them, out on his lie, but then treat him like we’d want to be treated, and not go throwing hate on him because of his ignorance, maybe we can take the higher road and rise above it, and leave him and them wondering how they can believe what they do? In any case, what did hatred ever solve?

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 9:21pm
  29. Damn this is dissapointing because i like some of Chuck Norris’ movies

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 9:23pm
  30. To answer your question “why are we doing this,” yes it is necessary to call out Chuck Norris. We didn’t start this. He did. He lied about chaplains being supposedly forced to marry gays. And then he turns a blind eye to anti-gay persecution. I see nothing wrong with reasonably calling this man out on his

    Having the right of free speech does not keep you from criticism when you voice your opinion

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10:53pm
  31. I always KNEW he was an asshole!

    Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10:55pm
  32. BIGGOT!!! LOSER!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:17am
  33. chuck norris,i dont care if you read this,you are a moron.go shoot yourself in the ass.bigotted homophobic msajkjhfghsdg *continues swearing badly*

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:32am
  34. Oh wow, so many lefty c*nts over here…

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 1:11am
  35. who gives a rat’s a** what this hasbeen thinks?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 2:00am
  36. He’s an uneducated simpleton…..pffffft.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 4:43am
  37. No, chuck norris used to be my hero. I carried around his action figure for a long time when I was a kid. This is painful for me to hear….

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 5:44am
  38. Well this sucks. I thought he was better than that. :(

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 6:35am
  39. Oh well guess we have to seperate entertainment from real life

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 7:12am
  40. People, listen to yourselves. Chuck Norris is an actor. How he portrays himself on the big screen doesn’t mean that is who he is as a person. Are we going to feel betrayed because Brandon Routh can’t really fly or deflect bullets with his chest? He represents these desired qualities on the big screen so he must actually be like this in real life. Really? Not that I agree with his alliance but don’t hold a character an actor portrays as how that individual is in real life. Enjoy the movie but leave it in the theatre.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 8:35am
  41. And I can’t tell if it’s a bad dye job or a horrid toupee….he’s got enough money to have his hair or wig done well.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:12am
  42. who cares..

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:12am
  43. in all onisty he cant help it he is a bit opf an idot if any thing i dont really think hes smart anuf for paliticks but then again i could say the same about half the people in office i bet sum one is behind the seans just telling what to say what a jack waggon

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:16am
  44. expecting intelligence from Chuck Norris? Really?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:19am
  45. shared….never liked this guy…shocking ! :D

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:21am
  46. Hold up, you begin this by saying you don’t even think he wrote it and then proceed to tear him down and call him a fraud? What I don’t get is how someone is a fraud for holding views opposite to yours. I, for one, am all for gay rights and believe that gay couples should have every right afforded to straight ones, including recognition of marriage. However, I can understand that Chuck holds a different view. I would rather he put his true opinion out there and be honest, than hide behind what he feels is the politically correct thing and say what he thinks we want to hear. The latter would make him a fraud. The former makes him wrong, no doubt, but at least he is forthright in his error.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:22am
  47. Has Been washed up actor trying to wiggle his way in which ever way he can cause he has one foot in the grave…. Actor not movie star… everything he has ever done was B grade and i thought he died thought he died in the sixties

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:23am
  48. i am not surprised that Mr. walker Texas ranger is a dick..He is a republican, ignorance is their middle name.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:25am
  49. He did a bunch of thos C-grade American martial arts/kung-fu movies in the 70s/80s – that’s it, and the crap TV show – he is utterly irrelevant, except to crazy right wing nuts in the south – particulary (ready for it) – in Texas.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 9:35am
  50. Justice stands up the the real Chuck Norris

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:00am
  51. he’s on the down low… trying to cover his tracks what man wears jeans that tight

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:09am
  52. let’s face it. washed up hollywood stars will do anything, i mean ANYTHING to get their face back in the media. this doesn’t surprise me, but does disgust me.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:14am
  53. one must remember when you see Chuck Norris in “Walker, Texas Ranger”, etc. he is ACTING, his roles have little to do with the person her REALLY IS, OBVIOUSLY nothing at all to do with him in reality because with this action, it proves he is EXACTLY the opposite! He’s an anti-gay douche bag!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:15am
  54. It’s sad that all your organization ever does is degrade and attack individuals who don’t share your point of view.

    It makes you just as bad as them.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:20am
  55. What did anyone expect from a post on the AFA site? Something remotely resembling the truth? So Chuck has revealed his suspected true colors and they’re as ugly as his bad dye job. Call him out on it, yes, but wasting time cutting down a douchebag is pointless. Call out his lies that’s more than enough to rid the world of him. Chuck Norris, you are a LIAR and a COWARD.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 10:27am
  56. I find it particularly hilarious that his World of Warcraft ad is on the side of this article.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 11:09am
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    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 11:19am
  58. Any celebrity is as much entitled to their opinion as anyone else.
    BUT THAT”S ALL !! There’s no hater like an old uneducated hater with a platform !! Why do people even listen to this guy after his performance in the last election !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 11:29am
  59. I’ve known about Noris’ bullshit for a while now. Fuck him.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:23pm
  60. Chuck was never deserving of his fame, nor the meme that cropped up around him a few years back. All those Chuck Norris Facts should’ve been Christopher Walken Facts. Now there’s a role model!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:33pm
  61. Following along in the tradition of Reagan and John Wayne. And none were even very good actors.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 1:00pm
  62. Come on Chuch be a real man and be a real hero.Support cival Rights.You are a leader be one.You don’t have to go with the morons.Please stand up for us, and we will stand up for you.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 2:38pm
  63. I’ve never liked him, and always wanted to rip that God awful toupee off his head… hypocrite~

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 2:41pm
  64. reagan and john wayne were thousand times a better actor and human then this load of rubbish

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 4:08pm
  65. I posted on his wall. http://www.facebook.com/trololochucknorris

    PER CHUCK:
    The Pentagon releases new regulations, forcing chaplains to perform same-sex “weddings” despite their religious objections (September 2011).

    Reality:
    The Pentagon will permit military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage as long as such ceremonies are not prohibited in the states where they reside, it said Friday.

    PER CHUCK:
    Secretary Hillary Clinton demonizes other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights (December 2011).

    Reality:
    Today, I want to talk about the work we have left to do to protect one group of people whose human rights are still denied in too many parts of the world today. In many ways, they are an invisible minority. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, even executed. Many are treated with contempt and violence by their fellow citizens while authorities empowered to protect them look the other way or, too often, even join in the abuse. They are denied opportunities to work and learn, driven from their homes and countries, and forced to suppress or deny who they are to protect themselves from harm.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 6:55pm
  66. OH HOLY SHIT SOMEONE BELIEVES SOMETHING I DISAGREE WITH–STOP THE FUCKING PRESSES

    WE NEED TO CENSOR THIS MOTHERBITCHING BIGOT

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 8:09pm
  67. guys guys, what you are witnessing here is chuck norris trolling in politics. you can tell he is doing the trollface in the pic plus bros, he managed to get over 9000 of u mad!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 8:55pm
  68. This article demonizes Fascist Wing-nuts.

    I’ve known that Chuck is a kook ever since the young hairy pale flaccid Norris got his ass handed to him by Bruce Lee.

    Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 12:46pm