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Santorum: Satan Controls The Film Industry

Rick Santorum is asking you to do your part to free movie theatres from the Devil’s clutches by purchasing tickets to his upcoming movie, The Christmas Candle. He appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network last week to plug the new movie of his film company EchoLight Studios, which apparently is in a state of internal strife after his arrival as CEO.

While speaking on a network where televangelists on a daily basis tell viewers that God will reward them financially if they send in contributions, the former senator and presidential candidate spent most of the time criticizing movies for being too materialistic.

Santorum, who has previously said that Satan has control over mainline Protestantism and universities, thanked viewers in advance for seeing the movie.

“This is a tough business, this is something that we’re stepping out,” Santorum said, “and the Devil for a long, long time has had this, these screens, for his playground and he isn’t going to give it up easily.”

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Gallagher: GOP Will Commit 'Suicide' If It Considers 'Stupid' Social Issues 'Truce'

National Organization for Marriage founder Maggie Gallagher has been sounding the alarm about moves to moderate the GOP’s positions on issues such as abortion rights and LGBT equality.

Gallagher recently harangued Ken Cuccinelli for not adequately advocating for his ultraconservative views on social issues in his foundering gubernatorial campaign. That’s right: Even though over half of Virginia voters consider Cuccinelli to be “too conservative,” she believes he is trailing in the polls because he isn’t playing up his right-wing credentials.

Speaking with radio host Steve Deace last night, Gallagher insisted any shift in the party’s right-wing platform would be “suicidal” and criticized the social issues “truce” proposed — to much Religious Right resistance — by then-Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2010.

“The truce strategy is the stupidest of all possible strategies,” Gallagher said, attacking party “elites” for “adopting a suicidal political strategy.”

Gallagher, who is now with the American Principles Project, recently joined the group in issuing its own report [PDF] about the GOP’s defeats in 2012 to counter the Republican National Committee’s autopsy report, which was not received well by the party’s right flank, to say the least.

Politico reports:

“We believe the conventional explanation emerging from the Republican National Committee’s ‘autopsy’ report gets the core issues exactly wrong,” reads the report from American Principles in Action, a conservative advocacy group. “Accepting this emerging conventional wisdom will, in our view, likely consign the GOP to a permanent minority status.”

The report was authored by social issues activist and author Maggie Gallagher; activist Frank Cannon, who in a separate interview was more measured about the RNC’s effort; and Rich Danker, an economic projects director with the group. All are tied to the affiliated American Principles Project.Set to be released Thursday, their report takes issue with what they call “conventional wisdom” that Republican losses in 2012 stemmed from candidates who focused too much on “extremist” social issues, taking away from the party’s “winning economic message.”



“The Democrats know they will not pay a price for their increasingly aggressive advocacy of their extremist social issues stances, because the GOP will not counterpunch on these issues,” the report says. “Thus they can please their base at no cost.”



Cannon noted that the group agreed with some of the RNC’s recommendations, but differed when it came to emphasis of social issues.

The conservative assessment, titled “Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012,” dismisses what former Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.) called a “truce” on social issues, arguing that even if Republicans stopped fighting over them, Democrats would continue to highlight GOP positions on their terms.

The Virginia governor’s race emerges as one example of that dynamic, the report says.

GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli, who has a deeply conservative record on social issues, has often declined to wade too deeply into the subject on the stump. The report singles out an instance when Cuccinelli ducked a question about abortion restrictions, suggesting “that his campaign has accepted the conventional wisdom that the best use to make of social issues is to signal to voters that you don’t take your own positions seriously enough to govern with them, so it’s safe for the mushy middle to vote for you.”

Peter Brimelow: 'Too Extreme For WND'

Last year, Peter Brimelow was a panelist at CPAC; this year he is having his columns rejected as “too extreme” by WorldNetDaily. In a blog post on VDARE today, Brimelow writes that a column he wrote about the immigration debate was just too out there for WND:

The difficulty in the immigration debate is what I called in Alien Nation back in 1995 “Hitler’s Revenge.” The elites of the West emerged from WWII utterly traumatized by the experience of confronting Nazism. It was so traumatic that they went overboard on the opposite side. They became convinced that any discussion of ethnicity or cultural heritage at all, let alone race, was unthinkable. You couldn’t address these things without being a Nazi.



My personal view is that the counter to the charge of racism is the charge of treason. What these people are doing is treason: they intend to destroy the historic American nation as it had evolved to 1965.

However, I wrote a column a couple of weeks ago saying this which was rejected as too extreme by WND—a considerable feat!

A “considerable feat” indeed.

What is in this too-crazy-for-WND column?

Brimelow argues that Democrats’ supposed support of an “invasion” and “colonization” of the US by non-white immigrants is treason because it reduces the percentage of the white population.

Hard to believe that WND, which has published Brimelow’s columns previously and is the home of anti-immigrant writers such as Ann Coulter, Pat Buchanan, Tom Tancredo and Jerome Corsi (who peddle the same fears about the death of White America and the GOP), would find anything wrong with this column.

We don’t know what WND’s editors were thinking, because this reads just like a column one would see on their site.

There is a word that has the same incantatory power—and, unlike the charge of “racism,” it happens to be accurate. That word is “Treason.”

What the Left, the Democrats, and the immigration enthusiasts are doing to America is treason.



But the Founders did not mean that only armed attack constituted treason. The Supreme Court, in Cramer (1945), quoted a definition of treason as "an act which weakens or tends to weaken the power of the [United States] . . ." Treason required an act and conscious intent; but not necessarily war.

And this definition of treason must be read in the context of what the Founders believed they were doing. The preamble to the Constitution begins: "We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity . . ." [Italics mine.]

Not posterity in general, note—but the specific posterity of those men who signed that document. They represented a full-fledged nation, an organic ethnocultural community. Newcomers might be assimilated (although the Founders were actually fairly skeptical about further immigration, and there was in fact very little for several decades after the Revolution). But there was no thought that immigrants should transform.

Yet Leftists have no hesitations about boasting openly that they plan to displace this American Founding nation through a public policy—immigration.

For example, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the appalling Democratic National Committee Chairthing, has boasted that her party will be swept to power by the immigration-driven “browning of America.”



Democrat policy is to swamp the historic American nation by abetting, not just an invasion by foreigners, but colonization—the development of enclaves that are to all intents and purposes no longer American territory.

How much more treasonous can you get?

Klingenschmitt: Gay Couples Demand To Have Sex In Your House

In an email alert attacking the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), “Dr. Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt warned that ENDA will “jail the Christians who refuse to celebrate gay weddings” and “bankrupt Christian employers.”

Klingenschmitt cited a case of a British bed and breakfast owner who lost a lawsuit after discriminating against a gay couple, warning: “the militant gays essentially demand ‘let us have sex in your house, or we will kick you out of your house.’”

Earlier this month, the former chaplain insisted that gay couples want to force Christians “to participate in their sodomy.”

So-called [homosexual] civil "rights" commissions are replacing courts across America, stacked with Democrat appointees, and given unlimited power to punish, intimidate, and threaten Christian business owners. Not on my watch. Not in this America. Let's end it now.

The militant gays essentially demand "let us have sex in your house, or we will kick you out of your house." Do Christians no longer have control of their own home or business? This is coming to the USA if we allow ENDA to become law. I've been warning for two years that ENDA would bankrupt Christian businesses. Now the Oregon government is helping this anti-Christian intimidation. Just imagine if Democrats pass ENDA nationwide, to "investigate" all Christians who refuse to participate in gay 'weddings?

Jail the Christians who refuse to celebrate gay weddings. They're coming for us, people. This is no joke. This will happen to YOU if we allow ENDA to become law. Sign a petition to Congress today, to stop this nationwide anti-Christian "discrimination" bill from becoming law.

Friends, their version of tolerance now requires bankrupting Christian employers, or any public restaurant or retail store that refuses men full access to women's bathrooms. We must take action to stop ENDA from becoming law.

Erik Rush: 'Insurrection' Needed Before Obama Begins 'Herding People Into Cattle Cars'

WorldNetDaily’s Erik Rush is enraged that most Americans don’t realize “President Obama is a Marxist and Islamist sympathizer who was maneuvered into the presidency by well-heeled socialists and Saudi Islamists” bent on placing “members of the Muslim Brotherhood – an organization with a written mission to destroy America – into high places in government.”

The government, the Fox News regular lamented, is now run by a “horde of soulless monsters” and “lifelong students of old-school communism.”

He called for “civil disobedience” and even “insurrection” against Obama, but worries that “those who still insist upon defending Obama and his ilk, whether liberal commentators or our neighbors, are those who will merely shrug their shoulders when they start kicking down doors and herding people into cattle cars.”

“As such, they certainly shouldn’t be trusted,” Rush continues. “We have entered the time when we cannot be certain how rapidly this administration’s malignant agenda will advance, so the less such people know about each of us in general, the better.”

This week I had a chat, as it were, with a prominent pundit with whom every reader is probably familiar. Although this person is unabashedly liberal, I was still somewhat mortified at how far he was still willing to go in his defense of the Obama administration in light of recent developments.



In the background, the president has engaged in even deeper collusion with our enemies at home and abroad, among them insinuating members of the Muslim Brotherhood – an organization with a written mission to destroy America – into high places in government. His administration has conspired to sign the U.S. on to the U.N. International Arms Trade Treaty, which would impinge upon American citizens’ Second Amendment protections, as well as providing a disadvantage to our allies abroad. Through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), he is attempting to subordinate America’s economic policy to foreign interests.

The realization among an increasing number of Americans that this cannot stand has also given rise to the awareness that this did not happen overnight, or even over the last five years; Americans’ perfunctory if grudging acceptance of this culture of corruption has spawned a horde of soulless monsters. Those who are not actively engaged in destroying America are so singularly avaricious that their actions are producing the same result. Republican leaders, like my liberal colleague, have resolved to interpret the will of the people through the lens of their desires and political expedience. How do congressional Republicans justify coming down on the side of a communist as though it was garden variety bipartisanship?

The answer? They don’t bother to.

Even the Supreme Court has not escaped corruption. Two of the justices appointed by Obama are lifelong students of old-school communism (as is he), and one might very well be part of the subterfuge surrounding his law school records cover-up. Recently, the Court refused to hear a case involving the administration quashing the indictment of fugitive domestic terrorist Elizabeth Duke, despite said case having involved criminal misfeasance on the part of a magistrate who earlier ruled on the matter.

Since all of the checks and balances in our government have been effectively subverted, the solutions will have to be out of the box. There is the course of civil disobedience to consider; obviously we saw elements of this in protests stemming from the recent government shutdown. There is insurrection, but of course this should be considered only as a last resort. Given the dictatorial proclivities of this president, such action might ultimately wind up being a reaction rather than being initiated by the American people.

It has been suggested that efforts be made to prosecute the Obama administration under the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). While I am not an attorney, it occurs to me that this would still necessitate working within a system that has been inherently compromised by parties with decades of preparation, limitless financial resources and legions of lawyers at the ready.

One thing I find monumentally disturbing is the extent to which some, like the liberal colleague I mentioned, continue to go in order to validate and justify this administration’s actions. Given the sheer weight and scope of the evidence, at this juncture only ideology or deep denial could facilitate such a position. From a preponderance of evidence gleaned from the press, intelligence operatives, military personnel and lay witnesses, it is evident that President Obama is a Marxist and Islamist sympathizer who was maneuvered into the presidency by well-heeled socialists and Saudi Islamists. The latter has become more readily apparent as a result of several revelations published recently concerning Obama’s Middle East policy.

I fear that those who still insist upon defending Obama and his ilk, whether liberal commentators or our neighbors, are those who will merely shrug their shoulders when they start kicking down doors and herding people into cattle cars. As such, they certainly shouldn’t be trusted. We have entered the time when we cannot be certain how rapidly this administration’s malignant agenda will advance, so the less such people know about each of us in general, the better. Speak out – but be prudent, and stay safe.

LaBarbera: Pro-Gay Rights Christians Inspired By Satan, Leading To 'Downfall Of American Society'

Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality appeared on Crosstalk yesterday for a show on the “Same Sex Marriage Tsunami,” where he told host Vic Eliason that Christians who affirm gay people are pushing an “insidious lie” that is “straight from Satan’s talking points.”

“It is Isaiah 5:20 in action, ‘Evil is called good and good evil,’” LaBarbera said. “Homosexuality, rather than being the sinful thing it is, is now parlayed that opposition to homosexuality is the sin and people are made gay by God.”

Meanwhile, Eliason, the head of Voice of Christian Youth America, said he is deeply concerned that the phrase “OMG” is “said as a curse” to God and corrupting young people.

LaBarbera agreed with Eliason’s claim that homosexuality a “vulgar, terrible sin that by its very behavior marks it as among the worst,” and added that pastors who affirm gay people will be “judged more severely than others because they are in positions of spiritual authority, supposedly.”

He said that the National Cathedral, an Episcopal church which supports gay rights, has now become a symbol of “the downfall of American society and American civilization.”

“We have become a morally corrupt nation,” he lamented. “Until we get right with God we will continue to go downhill.”

Eliason went on to lambast public schools for “promoting diversity” and to attack us here at Right Wing Watch for trying to “intimidate” them by quoting them verbatim.

Pennsylvania Republicans Seek To Impeach Pro-Gay Rights Attorney General

A Republican state representative in Pennsylvania is circulating a memo calling for the impeachment of the state’s attorney general, Kathleen Kane, for her “misbehavior in office” and “violation of her constitutional, statutory, and ethical duties.” Earlier, a Republican state senator also called for her impeachment and asked the legislature to reduce her office’s budget.

Kane recently said that she “cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s version of DOMA” because “it is wholly unconstitutional.”

The state representative proposing impeachment, Daryl Metcalfe, recently stopped an openly gay colleague from speaking in favor of marriage equality on the state house floor after the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on marriage, saying is colleague was in “rebellion against God’s law.” Metcalfe even opposed a resolution condemning domestic violence because he feared it would advance the “homosexual agenda.”

All public officials in Pennsylvania swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of this Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Attorneys Act imposes a mandatory duty on the Attorney General to defend the constitutionality of lawfully enacted statutes in any challenge filed in court.

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane recently made a public declaration that she would not defend a federal lawsuit challenging the statutory definition of marriage. Ironically, Attorney General Kane explained that she could not “ethically” defend a law that she believed to be “wholly unconstitutional,” but making such a public statement that hinders the defense of the litigation violates the ethics rules that all attorneys are bound to follow.

In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution containing articles of impeachment against Attorney General Kane. Impeachment is a rarely used, but extremely important, tool to address misbehavior in office. Attorney General Kane’s violation of her constitutional, statutory, and ethical duties cannot be tolerated if our system of government is to work properly.

Attorney General Kane’s refusal to follow the law already led to further violations of the law when the Montgomery County Register of Wills cited Kane’s decision as a reason to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. When the Commonwealth Court entered an order that stopped this practice, the Court reiterated the well-established principle that every act of the legislature is presumptively constitutional until a court declares otherwise. Attorney General Kane has created a constitutional crisis by refusing to perform her assigned role and usurping the role of the courts.

It is our duty to stop her from engaging in further misbehavior in office.

Conspiracy Theorists Warn Bill De Blasio Is The Candidate Of 'International Communism, Terrorism And Global Islam'

Far-right activists are holding a press conference to blast New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio as a communist Islamist. An advertisement for the event features a photo of de Blasio next to an image of the 9/11 attacks.

Cliff Kincaid, a notorious right-wing conspiracy theorist, and anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller are sponsoring the press conference:

Obama-backed "Progressive" candidate linked to international communism, terrorism, and global Islam

A press conference on Thursday, October 24, in the Big Apple will blow the lid off the "Marxist power couple" running for mayor of New York City. That's how veteran journalist and event organizer Cliff Kincaid describes Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray, who took their "honeymoon" in Cuba in violation of the law and are considered the frontrunners to occupy Gracie Mansion when the NYC mayoral election takes place on November 5.

Kincaid says it is time that de Blasio's plans to close down police surveillance of potential terrorists be examined in a public forum. "The city that suffered through the 9/11 terrorist attack needs to know what we have uncovered about this so-called 'progressive' candidate for mayor," he said.

In addition to Kincaid, director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and president of the public policy group America's Survival, Inc., the speakers include:

• Pamela Geller on Arab/Muslim terrorism, why Islamists support de Blasio, and what the political group "Muslims for de Blasio" wants from the candidate.

• Tea Party leader Joe Connor on unanswered questions surrounding de Blasio's role in the Clinton pardons of the FALN terrorists who claimed his father's murder.

• World-famous blogger Trevor Loudon on the "democratic socialism" that is coming to New York City if de Blasio wins the mayor's race.



"De Blasio has made it clear, in going for Muslim votes, that he intends to dismantle the counter-terrorism programs of the New York City Police Department," Kincaid said. "He is pandering to Marxist and other Soros-funded lawyers who have sued the NYPD, and he has signaled that he is intends to isolate and hobble the police in the face of Muslim terror plots. The people of New York have a right to know what's in store for them, their families, and their loved ones."

De Blasio is running against Republican Joe Lhota, who is under fire from the "progressives" because of his reported backing from fiscal conservatives, also known as the Tea Party.

"It is bizarre that peaceful members of the Tea Party are considered more subversive than the terrorists who actually plot to kill us," Kincaid said. "But this is what de Blasio and his backers are saying they believe. De Blasio is promising to do for New York City what the progressives did to Detroit – high crime and bankruptcy. But the more immediate danger is terrorists being given the edge if his anti-police procedures, policies, and practices are put in place."

In addition to De Blasio's support for communist regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua and embrace of "progressive" elements of global Islam, his wife is a former lesbian and former member of a Marxist "collective" opposed to capitalism and freedom. Chirlane McCray is considered by some in the media to be the real power in the de Blasio for mayor campaign organization.

Kincaid said he also intends to raise questions at the press conference about backing for de Blasio from George Soros, the billionaire currency manipulator. The role of Soros – who was convicted of insider trading in France – in the U.S. housing market collapse has never been investigated by de Blasio, who carries the title of "Public Advocate" in New York City. Soros is a major funder of the progressive movement and President Obama's "fundamental transformation" of the United States. He also finances Marxist groups and Muslim causes.

Robertson: Mother Who Can't Heal Son's Deafness Must Be Doing Something Wrong

Pat Robertson says you must be doing something wrong if you can’t “heal” your son of deafness. After all, Robertson himself has healed deafness before, he said on the 700 Club today. Responding to a question from a mother who asked why her hearing impaired son hasn’t been healed despite her prayers, Robertson said that her son may be hindered by a “spirit of deafness.”

“I have dealt with people who are deaf and you rebuke the spirit of deafness and they get healed,” Robertson said. “I don’t know what you’re doing wrong.” 

“Why don’t you try that and if it doesn’t work, try something else,” he said.

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WND: Ted Cruz Is America's Vaclav Havel

WordlNetDaily columnist Barry Farber thinks Ted Cruz could be America’s savior and a modern-day Vaclav Havel or Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He even compares him to Joe McCarthy, but in a good way, and calls Cruz a “brilliant” and “rare, if not unique” leader who will rescue the country.

Along with Farber’s incorrect spelling of Havel’s first name, you could only imagine that the late Czech dissident, writer, and president would be laughing at this comparison.

The whole Cruz phenomenon reminds me of the billionaire industrialist who invited 50 of his most important business friends on a hunting trip in Maine. As dusk began to set in, their guide seemed downright lost. The industrialist took him aside and, in a burst of pure fury, said, “You told me you knew every square inch of the Maine woods.” “I do,” shot back the guide, “But I think we’re in Canada now!”

When’s the last time a political figure drew such volcanic excoriation from left and right? Sen. Joe McCarthy drew it from the left. Sen. George McGovern drew it from the right. The hostility pattern that forms around Sen. Ted Cruz is rare, if not unique. It’s almost as if there’s a secret treaty among beltway insiders that deals with crowd-pleasing upstarts like Ted Cruz.

In World War II, Finland was a “co-belligerent” of Nazi Germany. They rejected the tern “ally” because Finland was a democracy and they despised the Nazis. However, Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union offered Finland the chance to reclaim land taken from them by the Soviet Union in the Winter War of 1939. As the sprawling convoys of Allied ships left England headed across the northern tip of Norway for the Russian ports of Archangel and Murmansk, one ship would peel away from the formation and head south for the Finnish port of Petsamo to unload American jeeps, tanks, tires, raincoats etc. for the Finnish Army that was fighting our ally, the Russians. In return, the Finns agreed not to cut the far northern Russian rail links from those northern Russian ports and not to allow their German “co-belligerents” to cut them, either.

I’d be willing to bet what I normally bet on the Super Bowl that our ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t know about that secret treaty!

What kind of secret treaty do I suspect surrounds Sen. Ted Cruz? Whenever somebody so appealing and so brilliant so suddenly erupts into political stardom, one-and-all inside the beltway agree to join forces – far left to far right – to ensure that this unexpected and uninvited upstart is destroyed.



And what is there to fear? A superstar emerging on the right who has mobilized his stardom only to fight Obamacare! Is that really cause for national fear plus hatred? I fully understand decent people who perpetually fear successful right-wing extremists. The story of Hitler keeps coming to mind. This is precisely where Sen. Cruz’s trajectory calls upon us to use some intelligence of our own. Yes, there was a Hitler. We are properly alerted to the danger of a demagogue sweeping aside all opposition and raking in all the political chips on the table. But look at how other political superstars turned out. Mustafa Kemal in Turkey after World War I ripped his time-trapped Islamic nation from its “prison,” brought it into Western civilization and the modern era, even changing the alphabet from Arabic to Roman, and positioned the army as the guardian of a secularized democracy.

Look at Poland’s Lech Walesa; Czechoslovakia’s Vlacav [sic] Havel. Much to praise, nothing to fear.



In the beginning there were two kinds of monkeys – those who took a chance and those who didn’t.

And those who didn’t are still up in trees making faces at those who did.
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