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Rick Santorum: Gay Marriage Part Of Secular Theocracy

Rick Santorum has been boasting recently that his prediction of legal man-dog and adult-child marriages has come true with the Supreme Court’s decision last month to strike down bans on same-sex marriage, making the case once again last week on Family Research Council President Tony Perkins’ “Washington Watch” program.

Santorum told Perkins that the recent marriage decision was “an inevitability” because of Roe v. Wade.

“Roe v. Wade is the cancer that is eating away at the body of American freedom and we’re turning into this oligarchy of judges who can impose their will on the American public,” Santorum said. “This is so troubling on so many levels. You have the abuse of the court and really robbing us of our republic. You have the abuse of the First Amendment and imposing their religious doctrine — You can say, ‘What do you mean, religious?’ Their sexual orthodoxy, let’s call it that, their morality — on the rest of this country and the destructive element of that. And then finally the destructive element being the impact on the nuclear family. I’ve been warning about all of these things and they’ve all come together in this one suit.”

Santorum went on to chide fellow Republicans who want to “move on” following the court’s ruling: “What is it about losing our republic, losing our First Amendment and losing the family that’s not worth fighting about?”

Perkins agreed with the former senator’s dire assessment, adding that “you cannot move on from something that is at the very core of who we are as a nation and without it we cease to exist, we will not be a nation.”

Santorum similarly told the National Right to Life Committee that Roe v. Wade is “the cancer that is infecting the body of America.

Right-Wing Pundit Falls For Fake Story About Pope Francis

Update 7/14: BarbWire has removed the article but it is still on the Christian Post.

Michael Bresciani, who writes for the Christian Post and BarbWire, railed against Pope Francis yesterday for his “ignorant” statements about how the Bible and the Koran are the same book. “The one world religion nonsense of the liberals across the globe just got a boost from Pope Francis,” he lamented.

The quote that has so enraged Bresciani, however, came from the National Report, a notorious fake “news” outlet.

As Snopes reports, the National Report publishes fictional articles: “All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news.”

BarbWire once posted a fake photo suggesting that President Obama’s campaign included the help of NAMBLA supporters.

Here is the post:

The one world religion nonsense of the liberals across the globe just got a boost from Pope Francis. At the same time the truth and the plenary verbal inspiration of the scriptures has taken a serious hit, at least among the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics of the world.

Most of mainstream biblically based Christianity is still reeling from the Pope’s recent entrance into the uber-green panicky nonsense about global warming posing a threat to the very future existence of the human race.

The Olive Branch Report featured the commentary of Marianne Bernard in an article entitled “Pope Francis To Followers: “Koran And Holy Bible Are The Same.” Bernard posed the question, “And the heresy continues. This was an article from earlier this year, but it clearly shows the false teaching that is now coming from the Vatican regarding Islam and Christianity. Can this be the start of the one-world religion?”

The earlier article Ms. Bernard is referring to appeared in the National Report and has garnered almost a hundred replies most which question the Pope’s wisdom. (emphasis added)

Scriptures say basic message of the Koran is false and is an “other gospel”

We have a Pope who seems totally ignorant of the one quarter of the bible that lays out the future of man in clear and precise prophecies which are pre-written history, not suspect science, speculation or religious tripe.

A lot of time is spent on labeling non-Catholics as independents, but it takes little wisdom to recognize the semantic twisting of such an effort. It would be both accurate and far more honest to say that both Catholics and bible believing Christians are completely – ‘dependent.’ Catholics depend of the Pope for authority and biblically based Christians depend on the scriptures alone.

This simple truth is the reason why we cannot follow the Pope down the apostasy trail to the kind of error that will cost the lives of many people when the axe of the world’s last dictator (antichrist) begins to fall.

Here are some of the scriptures that we depend on rather than the Pope’s encyclicals or Pontifical statements. These passages are strict warnings against the attempt to lump together the writings of ancient or modern pagan and idolatrous religions of the world – much more, they are a strict warning not to follow the falsehoods the Pope is putting forth.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (Jn 14: 6)

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Ga 1: 8)

“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Ac 4: 10-12)

“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (Jn 3: 36)

Does the Pope serve a schizophrenic God?

Islam and Christianity are so completely incompatible that the only way the Pope could get any traction on his new assertions is to have God pronounced as a feather brained, double minded delusionary, suffering from dementia praecox.

When a Christian shares the gospel message with an unbeliever they are invited to come to repentance of sin and new life, but they are never forced or coerced against their will. They alone must open the door. To wit:

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Rev 3: 20)

When Muslims share, they are given leave to kill those who will not accept or believe in their religion. To wit:

“Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” (Qur’an 9: 5)

A comparison of these two verses alone leave us in amazement and raise yet another question – has the Pope ever read the Scriptures or the Koran – at all?

God’s house is not divided – so exactly who has dementia praecox?

If, as the Pope says, Allah and Christ are the same entity, then why did Jesus say – “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth?” (Lk 11: 17)

Let’s review.

The Pope’s “same entity” is calling for the death of unbelievers in one part of the world, which as we see from day to day, includes Christians, but across the pond he is calling for loving our enemies and showing them kindness and forgiveness.

The best wisdom of God and man arrives at the same place, either God is schizophrenic or the Pope has gone astray. This answers, yet once again, the question of why bible believing Christians will only adhere to the words of scriptures. We do not hate or disdain the Pope, but in the end, it will not be his words that will scrutinize our lives. To wit:

“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” (Jn 12: 46-48)

Our God is not flighty, and never opposes himself. As for the Pope, it can be seen that this is not the case. Advising his 1.2 billion followers to put the Koran on the same level as the bible may be the most incongruous and completely ridiculous thing any Pope has said in all of history. Christians and unbelievers alike should be warned that this contradiction must never be taken seriously.

“…what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (2 Co 6: 14-16)

Michael Savage: Liberals Using LGBT Rights To 'Eliminate Males'

Right-wing radio host Michael Savage yesterday blasted Oregon for a recent change in its Medicaid policy to allow coverage for transgender people who have reached the age of medical consent.

Savage, who has frequently railed against transgender individuals like Caitlyn Jenner (and apparently President Obama), said that the move was part of a broader left-wing effort to “eliminate” men.

“I bet more boys will become girls than vice versa and eventually we could become a whole country of girls and then girls will finally get equal pay,” Savage said. “That could be the whole reason behind it. It’s a ‘compassionate’ thing that the maniacs in Oregon are doing, because if they can eliminate males and the nation is all girls in let’s say 50 years, than everything will be perfect, won’t it? Because as you all know, women are better than men, minorities are better than whites. Isn’t that the liberal mantra? All minorities are better than whites. All girls are better than men.”

Tony Perkins: Obama Too Busy Supporting Gay Rights To Fight ISIS

Yesterday on “Washington Watch,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins cited President Obama’s upcoming trip to Kenya to warn that the administration is bent on pushing a “pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda” to the point that it isn’t lifting a finger to fight the so-called Islamic State.

Perkins, who made the remarks during a heavy anti-ISIS bombing campaign led by the U.S., said that he hasn’t “heard a peep” from the administration condemning the terrorist group’s attacks on children and Christians (something that he could have easily disproved with a quick online search).

“Christian children being slaughtered, being killed in Iraq, and what do we hear from our administration? Nothing, absolutely nothing, because they’re too busy pushing their own radical social policy agenda,” he said, before blaming the White House’s focus on social issues for the recent cyberattack on the Office of Personnel Management.

“This administration is dangerous,” he said. “They’re not doing what they should be doing because they’re distracted out pushing their own agenda. Better watch them in the last 18 months, this could be a very, very dangerous 18 months for our nation.”

Perkins has previously said that gay rights victories in the U.S. are helping ISIS and equated the terrorist group’s brutal persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq with how equal rights laws are supposedly persecuting of Christians in America.

Tony Perkins: Stop Saying 'God Bless America' After Gay Marriage Ruling

Still reeling from the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said on his radio show yesterday that the U.S. will no longer receive God’s blessing.

When a caller, Hector, told Perkins that he no longer likes to hear the phrase “God bless America” now that the Supreme Court has struck down bans on gay marriage, Perkins responded that “it’s hard for us to ask God to bless America when we have blatantly rejected what God has said a nation should do. So every time I hear that, ‘God bless America,’ I’m thinking, America is not in a posture for God to bless it.”

Perkins also claimed that he believed the U.S. should assemble a Convention of the States to amend the U.S. Constitution as a result of the marriage ruling.

“I just don’t think you can make it any worse than what our courts have made the Constitution,” Perkins said. “They’re ignoring the Constitution. They act like the average American can’t even read the plain text of the Constitution. They act as if we’re idiots. They have completely obliterated the Constitution and its meaning, treating it as if it were Silly Putty.”

Right-Wing Pastors: Expect 'Gunfire' And Rebellion Due To Gay Marriage Ruling

On Monday’s edition of “Trunews,” End Times preacher Rick Wiles spoke with Tampa pastor Aubrey Shines, author of the book “Homosexuality? Things That The Media Won’t Tell You!,” about the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage.

Shines told Wiles that the marriage ruling will lead to massive anti-Christian persecution, which will in turn spark a movement of civil disobedience “that is going to go beyond what we saw back in the ‘60s.”

Wiles claimed that the U.S. has reached the point where federal agents will soon move to arrest pastors and seize church buildings, sparking a violent confrontation: “You’re going to see gunfire.”

“I don’t doubt it,” Shines said. He added that while “we’ll continue to utilize as much as even though it is trampled on, and that is, working within the confines of the law, but if we are forced to deal with these issues, make no mistake about it, America was born out of this idea where pastors left their pulpits to fight back a tyranny from England. I don’t believe that we’re just a few hundred years away from it that we could not see, unfortunately, things like that again, but if it needs be, I think people that have strong religious convictions as I and others do, we will be more than up for that task.”

Rick Wiles: God Will Punish 'The United Gay States Of America'

On his “Trunews” program this week, Rick Wiles declared that God will no longer protect Americans from attacks as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality, which he said turned the country into “the United Gay States of America.”

Wiles claimed that God told him that His marriage with the U.S. is over, since America was like a young bride who was “good in her youth but became an old whore in the end.” He recounted how God told him during a patriotic church service to “turn your back on the American flag in this church as a witness to this congregation that my covenant with America is over.”

“I bowed my head and I remained quiet,” Wiles recalled, “as the people verbally renewed their allegiance to the flag of modern Babylon, the United Gay States of America.”

“I heard the Lord say, ‘Very soon, great woe and travail shall come upon the American people and when they cry to me for help, I will turn my back on them as they turned their back on me, I will not answer their pleas for help,’” he said.

Wiles also had a few words for President Obama: “Without a doubt, Barack Obama is the most vile, wicked, evil man to gain power since Adolf Hitler. I believe he is demon-possessed. I also suspect that in the Kremlin, political intelligence and military officials are being briefed by Russian psychiatrists on Mr. Obama’s mental instability and the psychosis that is spreading quickly through American society.”

This led to a larger rant about how the U.S. has been overtaken by sex-worshiping barbarians who can only be stopped by Russia’s godly leaders.

“America is now a nuclear-armed rogue nation and the Russians must be alarmed that another Nazi empire has appeared on the planet led by sexually perverted madmen who have started wars and are fomenting revolutions around the world,” Wiles said. “Have you considered the possibility that the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has privately advised Mr. Putin and Russian generals that it is their Christian duty to destroy America in order to stop her sexual lewdness from infecting the rest of the world?”

After warning that Russia may obliterate the U.S., he claimed that “the barbarians have breached America’s walls of righteousness and America’s wall of righteousness have fallen down, the barbarians have entered the land, they have burned the word of the Lord and they have set up their idols to their sexual gods.”

Pat Buchanan: Get Ready For Anti-Gay 'Civil Disobedience'

Conservative pundit Pat Buchanan used his column today to praise Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who recently announced that she will not move a Ten Commandments monument off public land even though it was found unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court, explaining that she will exhaust the appeals process.

“Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and laws ignored in the name of conscience and a higher law,” Buchanan wrote. “Only this time, the rebellion is likely to arise from the right.”

Buchanan particularly focused on same-sex marriage, claiming that people who want to violate nondiscrimination laws are really no different than Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Rosa Parks is celebrated. But the pizza lady who said her Christian beliefs would not permit her to cater a same-sex wedding was declared a bigot,” Buchanan lamented. “[I]f cities, states or Congress enact laws that make it a crime not to rent to homosexuals, or to refuse services at celebrations of their unions, would not dissenting Christians stand on the same moral ground as Dr. King if they disobeyed those laws?”

Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and laws ignored in the name of conscience and a higher law.

Only this time, the rebellion is likely to arise from the right.

Certainly, Americans are no strangers to lawbreaking. What else was our revolution but a rebellion to overthrow the centuries-old rule and law of king and parliament, and establish our own?



Rosa Parks is celebrated. But the pizza lady who said her Christian beliefs would not permit her to cater a same-sex wedding was declared a bigot. And the LGBT crowd, crowing over its Supreme Court triumph, is writing legislation to make it a violation of federal civil rights law for that lady to refuse to cater that wedding.

But are people who celebrate the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village as the Mount Sinai moment of their movement really standing on solid ground to demand that we all respect the Obergefell decision as holy writ?

And if cities, states or Congress enact laws that make it a crime not to rent to homosexuals, or to refuse services at celebrations of their unions, would not dissenting Christians stand on the same moral ground as Dr. King if they disobeyed those laws?



If a family disagreed as broadly as we Americans do on issues so fundamental as right and wrong, good and evil, the family would fall apart, the couple would divorce, and the children would go their separate ways.

Something like that is happening in the country.

A secession of the heart has already taken place in America, and a secession, not of states, but of people from one another, caused by divisions on social, moral, cultural and political views and values, is taking place.

America is disuniting, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote 25 years ago.

And for those who, when young, rejected the views, values and laws of Eisenhower’s America, what makes them think that dissenting Americans in this post-Christian and anti-Christian era will accept their laws, beliefs, values?

Why should they?

Louie Gohmert: ISIS Right Across The Border

In an interview yesterday with WorldNetDaily’s Radio America, Rep. Louie Gohmert once again pushed a debunked report alleging that ISIS set up a camp on America’s southern border, pointing to a Tom Clancy novel to claim that ISIS may be collaborating with drug cartels.

The Texas congressman said that Republicans shouldn’t have a problem picking up Latino voters since they love God and family, which of course are two things that Democrats hate.

However, Gohmert said that Republicans shouldn’t “disregard the rule of law” through immigration reform because such a move “makes us like the countries in Central America or Mexico that they’re fleeing.” A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, Gohmert said, may jeopardize the future of the Republic.

Gohmert also took the opportunity to attack President Obama for not being American enough.

“It may just be because our president doesn’t know enough about our history, I’m sure they didn’t teach it in Indonesia, but the fact is when he says ‘nobody has done more to secure the border than I have,’ or words to that effect, is simply not true,” Gohmert said. The congressman pointed to Woodrow Wilson’s Mexican Expedition, which almost brought the two countries to the brink of war as U.S. troops entered Mexico, as proof that “the border was secure” under Wilson’s administration.

“This administration not only encourages people to violate the law, our immigration law, but it violates the laws regularly themselves,” purported lawbreaking which he said “leads to the tens of thousands of crimes that occur in the United States.”

Tony Perkins: Gay Marriage Will Lead To Surge In Prison Population

Yesterday on “Washington Watch,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins fielded a call from a listener who was responding to a segment about the purported harms of same-sex marriage by wondering why the government just doesn’t get out of the marriage business altogether. Perkins responded that the government must play a role in order to foster the wellbeing of children. The legalization of same-sex marriage, Perkins warned, will “exacerbate” societal problems like mass incarceration.

“Government has a vested interested in seeing those children grow up with a mother and a father,” Perkins said. “Now they’ve changed that policy, obviously, with this and we’re going to suffer the social consequences as a result.

“When you look at, for instance, our prison system today, and there’s a lot of effort, some of which I’m involved in, prison reform to try to scale back the prison population which is getting out of control, but 70 percent of most of the men in the prison have had little or no interaction with a father in their life. That’s why you saw about a decade and a half ago fatherhood initiatives. There is a direct correlation between increased social costs and the breakup of the family and this will only exacerbate that situation and take us further down this path.”

Earlier in the program, Perkins lamented that “logic, reason, history, social science, anthropology means nothing any more” to the Supreme Court justices who sided with marriage equality advocates last month. “If you read the majority opinion of the five judges, they discounted history, they discounted anthropology, they discounted the social sciences and reason to come to this decision.”

Perkins alleged that since the justices “ignored the Constitution” when they “trampled marriage and our First Amendment freedom of religion,” they will soon go after the freedom of speech and gun rights.

“Speech will not be far behind,” Perkins said. “And for my Second Amendment friends, and believe me I’m an ardent Second Amendment defender, that’s not going to be far behind either.”

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