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Anti-Gay Baker Claims He Is Really Battling Satan, Nazism

After “Trunews” host Rick Wiles ranted on his show last week about President Obama’s plans to “slaughter millions” of Americans, he spoke to Aaron Klein, the Oregon baker who violated the state’s nondiscrimination laws when the bakery he owns with his wife refused service to a lesbian couple.

“This is the gaystapo," Wiles said, "this is just like the Nazi homosexuals in the 1930s. It was a militant homosexual network that took over Germany, that’s what this is, and they are going to silence all opposition if people do not stand up and put a stop to this stuff."

Klein warned that churches may soon be forced to fly the rainbow pride flag, which Wiles said is just what the Nazis did in forcing German churches to embrace the swastika: “There is no difference: rainbow flag, Nazi swastika, it’s the same thing. It’s the same spirit behind it.”

While he agreed with Wiles’s sinister outlook and alleged that gay people are trying to coerce him to join them in their sins, Klein felt encourage by the response from others to his ordeal. “This could be a turning point,” he said. “Satan may have overplayed his hand and we might have a chance for revival in this country.”

Wiles also suggested that the “freaks” behind the nondiscrimination law will incite divine wrath: “How close is the Oregon state capital to an earthquake fault?”

“People who live on a subduction zone should not defy the living God,” Wiles said. “Let’s be real blunt about it: If you live on a fault line or a volcano, you really shouldn’t be shaking your fist at the God who made the planet. That’s really dumb.”

Klein agreed, stating that people should not “challenge God,” before accusing the state of operating like “Marxist Russia” when it fined him in the discrimination case.

“That’s what this country is heading towards,” he added. “It’s what Hitler said, he said if you want to truly, truly rule a people, take away their freedoms one at a time, almost imperceptibly. By the time they realized what has happened, it will be too late — and that’s what we’re watching happen in this country.”

Rick Wiles: Obama Will 'Slaughter Millions Of American Resistors'

On last week’s edition of “Trunews,” host Rick Wiles claimed that the U.S. is transforming into a communist country under President Obama’s leadership. And just as the leaders of communist movements in the Soviet Union and China killed dissidents and repressed religion, “the same thing is underway in America in 2015” under Obama’s “communist-inspired cultural cleansing of American society.”

“I’ve warned since 2007 that Barack Hussein Obama would overthrow this nation and impose tyranny on America, and if the Obamanistas are not stopped and removed from power very soon, they will be emboldened to take more strident actions to destroy the last remaining vestiges of America’s history,” Wiles said. “History tells us that they will separate children from parents and indoctrinate the children in the ways of the revolution. They will disarm the citizens. They will ruthlessly persecute any and all opponents. They will confiscated private property and wealth. They will destroy the careers and businesses of opponents. They will imprison those who dare to defy the revolution. They will send resistors to reeducation camps. And if all else fails to stop opposition to the Marxist revolution, they will slaughter millions of American resistors in a bloody cleansing of the general population.”

As “proof of this revolution,” Wiles claimed Obama kicked off this murderous campaign with the massacre at a Chattanooga military recruitment center, alleging that the shooter was “one of Barack Hussein Obama’s Muslim bros.”

Trump Campaign Manager: Round Up And Deport Immigrants Or Have Them 'Self-Deport'

Typically when a Republican politician who opposes immigration reform is asked what he or she would do with the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., they usually give a non-answer or avoid the question altogether. But Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, a former official with the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity, is at least giving an honest answer, telling conservative radio host John Fredericks yesterday that Trump wants to deport the 11 to 12 million undocumented immigrants living here.

“You guys are going to be committed to basically rounding anyone who is here illegally, rounding them up, and sending them back?” Fredericks asked.

“Yes, that’s right,” Lewandowski replied, before going on to claim that there may be upwards of 30 million undocumented immigrants in the country, a bogus figure that has previously been cited by Trump.

Lewandowski, sounding just like Trump, said that undocumented immigrants are “killing American citizens” and that a President Trump would build an “impenetrable” border wall: “It doesn’t matter how much water you have in your boat if you don’t stop the water from coming in you are eventually going to sink, so the first thing to do is to plug the hole, and that’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to build a wall that stops that from continuing.”

He then channeled Mitt Romney by talking about the need for “self-deportation” by making their lives difficult in the U.S. “We’re going to deport everybody and then you have the opportunity to apply to an expedited process,” he said.

Amazingly, as we noted earlier today, even with his campaign making statements like this, Trump is still not seen as extreme enough in his anti-immigrant politics by Numbers USA, the most influential anti-immigrant lobbying group. This is because Trump, although he wants to deport all of the undocumented immigrants in the country, has vaguely hinted at offering an “expedited” process for the “good” ones to apply to return. And remember, back in 2012 Trump was calling Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” stance “crazy.”

"He had a crazy policy of self-deportation, which was maniacal," Trump told Newsmax. "It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote." Trump added that the GOP should develop better policies "with respect to people wanting to be wonderful, productive citizens of this country."

Linda Harvey: Boy Scouts 'Will Throw Vulnerable Young Men Into The Arms Of Bondage'

The far-right outlet WorldNetDaily announced today that Mission America’s Linda Harvey has joined the site as “an exclusive weekly writer,” and she kicked things off with a column attacking the Boy Scouts of America for ending its ban on gay scout leaders “in typical self-destructive homosexual mode.”

After warning that gay scoutmasters will make advances on minors, Harvey predicted that “the BSA policy change will throw vulnerable young men into the arms of bondage.” Quite literally, in fact: She warns of scoutmasters riding “near-naked on a 'gay pride' parade float decked out in leather and chains.”

In typical “LGBT” activist fashion, the internal conspirators within the BSA ranks just went ahead in the last two years and did what they wanted. Child safety? Who cares? So in Philadelphia, New York and elsewhere, in spite of the national policy still in place, councils have already opened leadership to homosexual adults. In Columbus, Ohio, the Simon Kenton Council made this announcement in January.

After revealing that homosexuals are now welcome in their council, Jim Papada, Philadelphia Cradle of Liberty board president, made this press statement: “We are proud that our council welcomes any person of good will desiring to assist in achieving our mission to advance the values of our Scout Oath and Scout Law, whether a youth member, adult member, or employee.”

What “values”? Two 12-year-old Scouts engaging in sodomy and calling it “dating”? Or observing their 25-year-old Scoutmaster flirting with another man– or boy?



So what about the Boy Scout leader who takes his young charges camping one weekend and the next, rides near-naked on a “gay pride” parade float decked out in leather and chains? Who will dare to discipline him and subject the council to costly litigation?

Far from knowing the truth and being set free, the BSA policy change will throw vulnerable young men into the arms of bondage. What our sons and grandsons will learn in Boy Scout troops is how to defy God and deceive themselves and others while satisfying their basest desires.

The BSA knows this may bring trouble and loss of numbers as boys flee to TrailLife USA and other options. Yet in typical self-destructive homosexual mode, they are doing it anyway.

Far-Right Pastor: Christians 'Should've Stormed The Capitol' To Protest Gay Marriage

In case you need another example of how ridiculous the Religious Right’s persecution complex has become, look no further than Friday’s edition of “Trunews,” where Rick Wiles spoke with Texas pastor and activist Rick Hertless about a prayer rally he will be hosting outside of the U.S. Capitol in September.

Hertless told Wiles that he “should’ve stormed the Capitol” in protest of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality, “but now I’m going to.”

After Wiles claimed that Christians in America will soon be “where the early church was during the Roman Empire,” Hertless said that he has already told his congregation that “the church is going underground.”

Hertless added that unlike Wiles, who vowed to leave the U.S. because of the legalization of gay marriage, he plans to stay “on the frontlines” in America.

He even bravely pledged to “fight the battle in the underground church at risk of life.”

Savage: Obama Paving Way For A Ban On Dogs, Acting Like Hitler On Gay Rights

On his radio program yesterday, after wondering if President Obama will begin executing his opponents, right-wing talk show host Michael Savage promoted his new book, “Government Zero: The Inside Story of the Progressive/Islamic Takeover,” along with a previous book that he wrote about his dog, Teddy.

As it turns out, the two subjects are related, as Savage claims that the “progressive/Islamic takeover” under Obama will lead to a Sharia law ban on dogs. (According to Omar Sacirbey, “while many Muslims believe scripture approves canine companions, many also believe scripture discourages Muslims from keeping dogs in their homes.”)

“Even when the communists run the country, I guess people are going to still love their dogs, unless they ban dogs,” Savage said. “You never know with the Islamism creeping into the country, there is only one religion that hates dogs. That’s an embarrassing fact, that’s an inconvenient truth. There’s only one group of people who hate dogs and he’s bringing in 100,000 of them a month.”

This led Savage to rail against Obama for making remarks supporting LGBT rights during his recent visit to Kenya: “Now he’s in Kenya lecturing his homeland about gay rights. This is beyond belief, the audacity and insanity. This guy, we have a word for it in the street that I can’t use because it’s not a family-friendly word. This guy is a crazy man.”

Savage added that the president’s comments on LGBT issues reminded him of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.

Later in the program, Savage said that Obama is sounding exactly like Hitler except for his tone, leading Savage to offer his own bizarre impression of a Hitler/Obama hybrid.

“If he screamed it like Hitler, you’d say he’s a bad man, but he speaks with a forked tongue so smoothly,” he said.

Donald Trump Denies Existence Of Climate Change: 'Bad Weather'

After praising Sarah Palin as a great leader who may one day serve in a Trump White House, Donald Trump told “Palin Update” host Kevin Scholla yesterday that climate change is a myth and dismissed concerns that it poses a security threat.

“The real climate change is going to be nuclear climate change if we’re not smart and tough and very, very careful because that’s a big danger and that’s a real danger,” Trump said. “I think Obama just said that the biggest threat that we have on the planet today is climate change, and a lot of people are saying, did he really say that? We have people chopping off heads and he’s talking about climate change. I call it weather. I call it weather. You know, the weather changes.”

Trump continued his explanation by ranting about weather forecasts on the news: “You look back and they were calling it global cooling and global warming and global everything, but if you look back and the biggest tornados were in the 1890s, the biggest hurricanes were in the 1860s and 1870s. It’s weather. You’re going to have bad weather. So often I watch the evening newscasts and every time there is a rainstorm some place, and then they wonder why they don’t do well, they say, ‘It’s raining here and it’s raining there,’ usually leading the program. I call it weather. Maybe there’s a little bit of change, I don’t happen to believe it’s manmade.”

Donald Trump Would Consider Tapping Sarah Palin For Future Trump Administration

Yesterday, Donald Trump appeared on “The Palin Update,” a show dedicated to all things Palin. After Trump hailed Palin as a “tough and smart” leader who bravely stood up to “disgusting lies,” host Kevin Scholla asked the GOP presidential candidate, “If there is a Trump administration, could you see picking up the phone, giving the governor a call and picking her brain on some things, or perhaps having her along in some official capacity.”

“I’d love that,” Trump replied. “Because she really is somebody who knows what’s happening and she’s a special person, she’s really a special person and I think people know that.”

“Everybody loves her,” he added. Trump went on to say that unlike the former half-term Alaska governor, his current Republican rivals are “weak” and “ineffective” leaders “to a degree that’s actually almost hard to believe.”

Voters, Trump explained, “like the Sarah Palin kind of strength, you just don’t see very much of it anymore.”

Palin recently lauded Trump as a “hero” after he insisted that John McCain was “not a war hero” and said of POWs, “I like people that weren’t captured.” She said that just as McCain was a hero for surviving several years in a prison during the Vietnam War, “Donald Trump is a hero” because he is “giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy.”

Religious Right Hero Vladimir Putin Okays Polygamy, Sharia Law

Vladimir Putin has become a bona fide hero to American Religious Right activists, who see him as a conservative Christian counterweight to President Obama and his support for LGBT equality. Anti-gay activists, for instance, rallied around the Russian leader after the Kremlin approved a ban on speech dealing with “homosexual propaganda” to minors.

Evangelist Franklin Graham hailed Putin as a hero for taking “a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda” even as “America’s own morality has fallen so far on this issue”; Bryan Fischer called Putin a “lion of Christianity” and called upon U.S. lawmakers to adopt similar speech prohibitions; Matt Barber marveled that Putin was able to “out-Christian our once-Christian nation”; Sam Rohrer called Putin “the moral leader of the world”; Scott Lively lavished praise on Putin for “championing traditional marriage and Christian values”; and Rush Limbaugh applauded Putin for stopping “a full-frontal assault on what has always been considered normalcy.”

Officials with the World Congress of Families have lauded Putin as a savior of the entire world. The group  organized a meeting for conservative activists at the Kremlin, which also played host to Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage, who traveled to Russia to defend the country’s anti-LGBT crackdown in face of a Western “attempts to silence those of us who stand for the truth of marriage.”

Much of Putin’s anti-LGBT stance is part of a broader campaign to discredit the European Union, antagonizing nationalists to rise up against the EU and its support of progressive values like LGBT rights, and empower the Russian Orthodox Church.

U.S. Religious Right activists have prioritized their absolute contempt for the LGBT community above solidarity with Protestants in Russia, who have come under attack by the state and its allies in the Orthodox Church, which views evangelicals as heretics. Protestants in the occupied area of eastern Ukraine have faced violent attacks from Putin-backed forces.

Seeing that American conservatives are more than happy to ignore Putin’s campaign against Protestantism since he is, after all, the defender of traditional marriage against gay rights, it is more than likely that they will look the other way now that he is “potentially allowing — or at the very least turning a blind eye to — polygamy among Russia’s estimated 16 million Muslims.” 

Julia Ioffe explained in Foreign Policy last week that the Russian government allowed for a friend of Chechnya’s leader to take a second wife in a case that received widespread attention in the country.

As Ioffe writes, “Christian warrior Vladimir Putin” has allowed for the Chechen government to enforce Islamic religious law within its boundaries. Putin’s decision to allow Chechnya to become “a small Islamic state within the borders of the Russian Federation” has paved the way for the legalization of polygamy.

Ioffe points to a case where a teenage girl was married to a 57-year-old police chief who was already married at the time in an arrangement that had all the appearances of a forced marriage. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who, like Putin, has a notorious human rights record, made sure that the wedding took place and even appeared at the reception.

One of polygamy’s noted defenders ended up being the country’s foremost supporter of the “homosexual propaganda” law: Yelena Mizulina. Ioffe writes:

[W]hen a lone member of the parliament proposed a law criminalizing polygamy, the initiative was duly shot down by Yelena Mizulina, the parliamentarian who was among the most vocal supporters of Russia’s anti-gay laws and other “traditional values” initiatives. Criminalizing polygamy, Mizulina said, was “absurd.” The reason for polygamy, she argued was that “there are not enough men, the kind with whom women would want to start a family and have children.” Last week, Mizulina was promoted to the upper chamber of parliament.

Mizulina authored the ban on “homosexual propaganda” and pushed through a law “banning the adoption of Russian orphans by gay couples, unmarried couples and single people in countries where same-sex marriage is legal.”

Putin’s “ombudsman for children’s rights — who was behind Russia’s ban on American adoptions,” Ioffe adds, justified the wedding by claiming that “in the North Caucasus, puberty hits earlier, so 16 was a great age for marrying. ‘There are places where women shrivel up by 27,’ he said.”

The Religious Right’s support for Putin, an authoritarian leader who has infringed on basic liberties and the democratic process, undermined the freedom of religion, particularly for Protestants, and allowed for the creation of a Sharia law enclave where polygamy is legal, once again proves that for a certain segment of American conservatives, everything comes down to opposing homosexuality.

Michael Savage Wonders If Obama Will Introduce Guillotines To Execute Critics

Yesterday on “The Savage Nation,” conservative talk radio host Michael Savage said that he recently spoke with a friend who worried that the U.S. is “going to wind up with guillotines, hanging us all, anyone they don’t like.”

Savage explained, sarcastically, that such a thing would never happen…just as it would never happen that an “imposter” president would “do a deal with a terrorist state like Iran giving them a path to a nuclear bomb.”

“Obama is a criminal president,” he continued. “Obama has committed one crime against this nation after another and he continues to get away with it.”

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