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American Family Association At Last Finds 'The Real Problem With Homosexuality'

As you probably already know, no organization in the country talks more about the issue of homosexuality than the American Family Association. Even gay rights groups talk about LGBT issues less than AFA spokespeople like Bryan Fischer. But it seems that until now the AFA has not uncovered the “real problem” behind gay rights. The group even took issue sprinter Tyson Gay’s name.

But the wait is over. Today, AFA blogger Ray Rooney Jr. writes a column entitled “The Real Problem With Homosexuality.”

According to Rooney, the real reason homosexuality is wrong — no, it’s not that gays are Nazi Stormtroopers — is because gay people want everyone to know that they have sex with someone of the same sex.

Unlike “normal people” (read: heterosexuals), who never disclose that they have sex with someone of the opposite sex, gays just want to “broadcast to the world the details of their sex lives.”

“I am fed up with the gay community,” Rooney complains, because he is “just sick of hearing about how one group of people demand that everyone in the world accept who they have sex with!”

What I find perverse about homosexuality is the insistence from the gay community that I should know about their sexual proclivities. Normal people understand that sex is an extremely intimate and therefore private act. I would find it troubling, if not disgusting, for anyone to talk publicly about what kind of sex they like to practice. Normal people do not want to broadcast to the world the details of their sex lives. There is something wrong with those who want complete strangers to know who they like to have sex with.

Medical statistics tell me homosexuality is unhealthy. My Christian faith teaches me it is unrighteous. Common sense tells me it is unfruitful and unnatural. But none of that is why I am fed up with the gay community. I’m just sick of hearing about how one group of people demand that everyone in the world accept who they want to have sex with!



I wonder if all the stories making the news today about bakers and florists being forced to cater to homosexuals would be stories but for people announcing who they like to have sex with? I mean, did the offended customers come in and ask for a wedding cake or flowers for their wedding and were denied service because they looked like homosexuals? Or did the customer come in and announce their sexual preference and then demand service? I suspect the latter.

I believe homosexuality is wrong. Just like I believe adultery and sex outside of marriage is wrong. But even though I believe I have good reasons for opposing homosexuality as a normative lifestyle based on science, medicine, and faith, that is not why I strongly oppose it. I believe anyone who insists everyone know what they do in their bedroom and with whom is perverse. Normal people do not define themselves solely on the basis of who they are sexually attracted to.

Perkins: Use Health Care Funds To Bomb Syria

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared on Washington Watch yesterday with Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, where he spent most of his time asserting that Republicans have a mandate to defund Obamacare because they did so well in the 2010 midterms and never mind that whole election last November.

After Jordan insisted that the GOP-led House should strip funding from Obamacare by using the budget and debt ceiling debates as leverage, the Religious Right leader came up with a brilliant plan to tell President Obama that Congress will only approve military action against Syria if the money comes out of Obamacare: “You could even take it to the issue of Syria. If the President wants to expend resources in going into Syria, maybe you should have to choose between funding Obamacare and funding a war in Syria, can’t do both.”

Of course, conservative leaders were not as concerned with the trillions of dollars spent in the Iraq war.

Wake Rick Wiles Up From His Gay 'Nightmare' Before Everyone Dies

Rick Wiles on Wednesday interviewed fellow End Times broadcaster Jonathan Hansen of World Ministries International to discuss the coming world war that President Obama is planning since he is the Antichrist after all.

Hansen believes that the government may soon “pull the chord” and launch “World War III,” which he claims was also detailed to him by a congressman who revealed that only people who get to a certain part of Idaho will survive the bloodshed.

I had a member of the House contact me and he warned about the struggle going on in America right now and he shared with me that because of what we’re doing, as far as on television and radio trying to warn America, he gave me grid coordinates. He said if we don’t stop this insanity, they are going to crash the economy, it’s going to crash and there’s going to be blood flowing through America; but if you can get yourself and your family to this grid coordinates—you have to get a pilot—we will keep you alive…. All I know is, I did get a hold of a pilot and he said it’s in Idaho.

Wiles, who believes that LGBT equality and openly gay Boy Scouts will trigger a nuclear war with North Korea, lamented that he is living in a gay “nightmare” thanks to Obama’s gay rights efforts:

Wiles: We have the President of the United States going to a foreign nation at a summit meeting of world leaders and gay rights is his number one issue.

Hansen: Can you believe that? Can you believe that?

Wiles: This is like out of a nightmare. I don’t even know where I’m at anymore. This is so bizarre what’s happening in the world, I couldn’t make this stuff up.

Hansen: I’ve said that different times, I’ve gone into offices and in one of our offices I sat down saying, you wouldn’t think we’re in America anymore, I would have never thought it forty years ago.

Pat Robertson Threatens Legal Action Against Filmmakers For Exposing Charity Scam

Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network is already weighing legal action against two filmmakers over their documentary depicting the televangelist’s egregious misrepresentations of the activities of his charity, Operation Blessing.

An Operation Blessing spokesman told The Virginian-Pilot that they are “considering legal action” against Lara Zizic and David Turner, whose film “Mission Congo” will hold its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival, over the film’s supposed “false and defamatory” content.

CBN has a history of going after Robertson’s critics; for example, they recently embarked on an unsuccessful push to cover up a video of Robertson — first posted here on Right Wing Watch —arguing that gay men wear special rings that they use to infect random people they meet with HIV/AIDS.

Chris McGreal of The Guardian reports that the film depicts how Robertson diverted charitable activities to help mining projects that he owned and grossly exaggerated the work of Operation Blessing among Rwandan refugees.

The bulk of the thousands of doctors and nurses struggling to save lives – as about 40,000 people died of cholera – were volunteers for the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The Bible readers were hired by the American televangelist and former religious right presidential candidate, Pat Robertson, and his aid organisation, Operation Blessing International.

But on Robertson's US television station, the Christian Broadcasting Network, that reality was reversed, as he raised millions of dollars from loyal followers by claiming Operation Blessing was at the forefront of the international response to the biggest refugee crisis of the decade. It's a claim he continues to make, even though an official investigation into Robertson's operation in Virginia accused him of "fraudulent and deceptive" claims when he was running an almost non-existent aid operation.



Mission Congo, by David Turner and Lara Zizic, opens at the Toronto film festival on Friday. It describes how claims about the scale of aid to Rwandan refugees were among a number of exaggerated or false assertions about the activities of Operation Blessing which pulls in hundreds of millions of dollars a year in donations, much of it through Robertson's televangelism. They include characterising a failed large-scale farming project as a huge success, and claims about providing schools and other infrastructure.

But some of the most damaging criticism of Robertson comes from former aid workers at Operation Blessing, who describe how mercy flights to save refugees were diverted hundreds of miles from the crisis to deliver equipment to a diamond mining concession run by the televangelist.



The documentary describes how dredges, used to suck up diamonds from river beds, were delivered hundreds of miles from the crisis in Goma to a private commercial firm, African Development Company, registered in Bermuda and wholly owned by Robertson. ADC held a mining concession near the town of Kamonia on the far side of the country.



The pilot said he joined Operation Blessing to help people. Of the 40 flights he flew into Congo, just two delivered aid. The others were associated with the diamond mining. "We're not doing anything for those people," he said. "After several months I was embarrassed to have Operation Blessing on the airplane's tail." He had the lettering removed.



Robertson's activities in Congo were initially exposed by a Virginia newspaper, the Virginian Pilot, in the 1990s. The investigation by Bill Sizemore prompted the attorney general in Virginia, where Operation Blessing is registered, to order a probe by the state's office of consumer affairs.

Its report concluded that Robertson made "fraudulent and deceptive" statements with claims to be ferrying doctors and medical aid to Goma when he was delivering diamond-mining equipment. It accused Operation Blessing of "misrepresenting" what its flights were doing, and of saying that the airstrip at Kamonia was part of the aid operation when it was "for the benefit of ADC's mining operation".

It also said Robertson had falsely portrayed the Dumi farm as hugely successful when it had already failed.

"Pat Robertson made material claims, via television appeals, regarding the relief efforts. These statements are refuted by the evidence in this case," the report said.



Robertson has been embroiled in mining controversies elsewhere in Africa. He supported the then president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, during that country's civil war without revealing at the time that he had an $8m investment in a Liberian gold mine. Taylor was already indicted by a UN war crimes tribunal at the time and was later convicted of crimes against humanity.

Full disclosure: The filmmakers conducted research in People For the American Way's archives.

Porter: Under Obamacare 'We Are All Dead'

For several years Janet Porter insisted that recently passed laws protecting LGBT Americans, such as the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Law, would throw anti-gay activists like herself in jail. Of course that never happened, but then again, Porter also predicted that President Obama would personally meet and negotiate with Osama bin Laden and look how that turned out.

The Faith2Action leader is now using a similar line of attack against Obamacare, which she believes will literally kill conservatives.

While speaking at a Tea Party rally she organized outside the offices of House Speaker John Boehner, Porter forecasted that conservatives are “all dead” if Obamacare is fully implemented.

Porter linked Obamacare to the debunked conspiracy theory about IRS targeting of conservative groups, warning that imaginary death panels will punish Tea Party members.

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Our very lives are at stake. Not only are we paying for the abortion mandates, we’ve got IRS sitting on the death panels. Sarah Palin was right, they are going to decide who lives or dies. If they use the same tactics, we are all dead. If the IRS treats health care like they treat the Tea Party, we are all dead.

Bishop Paprocki: No One In The World Handled Child Abuse Cases Better Than Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic bishop who suggested that voting for Democratic candidates will doom a person to Hell recently sat down with the Washington Times, which is controlled by the Unification Church, to discuss how Catholics should respond to issues like same-sex marriage. Ignoring the advice of former Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams that Christians shouldn’t mistake unpopularity for persecution, Springfield, Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki said that the United States is now a “pagan” culture no different from the era of the Roman Empire when Christians were oppressed and martyred.

He was especially offended by a David Letterman joke about the Catholic Church child abuse scandal, which he reflected “anti-Catholic bigotry” and “profound ignorance.”

According to Paprocki, no institution in the world has handled sex abuse cases better than the Catholic Church: “Certainly, we have had our unfortunate share of scandals and sin and the church is dealing with that. I would venture to say that of any institution in the country – perhaps in the world – I don’t think anyone is dealing with it as responsibly as the Catholic Church has.”

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In other parts of the interview, Paprocki expressed resentment that his anti-gay stances could be viewed as bigotry and maintained that same-sex couples can never have a real marriage.

Swanson: Tell Gay Couples To Die On Their Wedding Day

Christian Right radio host Kevin Swanson says it is appropriate to attend a same-sex wedding but only as long as you hold up a sign calling for the happy couple to be put to death.

Taking a page from Gordon Klingenschmitt, who said that photographers should print “worthy of death” on photos of the weddings of same-sex couples, Swanson said that guests can “attend the wedding and hold up the sign Leviticus 20:13 word for word: ‘If a man sleeps with a man as he sleeps with a woman the two of them have committed an abomination and they shall both be put to death.’ You could attend a wedding and hold up that sign.”

Bakeries, such as the Oregon cake shop that refused service to a gay couple, can do the same thing: “If you bake a cake for a homosexual wedding you can put Leviticus 20:13 on the cake.”

Swanson accused gay “fascists” of attacking the Oregon bakery, telling listeners “that the Nazi Party had their birth at a homosexual bar in Berlin…This is what homosexuals do best and they will engage in their Pink Mafia effort to control and shut down businesses that do not cooperate with their agenda.”

Following a discussion of how same-sex weddings are “Neronic weddings” as they were developed by Nero, Swanson confessed that he finds it “mindboggling” why homosexuality is “outrageously popular” today.

Pratt: 'Obama Is Consistently Helping Al Qaeda' Because He 'Hates This Country'

Talk show host Stan Solomon’s recent violent rant against Trayvon Martin, Dan Savage and Michelle Obama apparently hasn’t gotten in the way of his friendship with Gun Owners of America head Larry Pratt.

On Tuesday, Pratt stopped by The Talk To Solomon Show, where he regularly discusses with Solomon why he believes President Obama will become a murderous dictator. Pratt floated the conspiracy theory that the US annex in Benghazi, which was attacked by Islamic extremists, was smuggling arms to Syrian rebels, including Al Qaeda.

“It’s just stunning that Obama is consistently helping Al Qaeda throughout the Middle East and I guess anywhere else he can as well,” Pratt told Solomon, “that’s how much I think Obama hates this country.” Later, he cited to a WorldNetDaily manifesto calling for Obama’s impeachment and urged the House of Representatives to begin holding impeachment hearings.

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Theodore Shoebat: 'Outlaw The Sodomite Before He Outlaws You'

Walid Shoebat regularly appears on conservative media outlets as he will reliably attack President Obama as a secret Muslim who is aiding a nefarious plot to bring sharia law to the US, and he often brings his son Theodore along on with him to warn of the Islamist conspiracy. Theodore wrote on Shoebat’s website yesterday that there is a threat just as bad if not greater than the imposition of Islamic law: gay sharia.

He argues that “the homosexual agenda” is “about conquest, and the persecution of Christians.”

“If they succeed, we will live under an outright Homosexual inquisition, and if they really had their way, they would build a homosexual empire.”

Shoebat claims that gay people are “striving to establish a sodomite despotism” that will restore an “ancient utopia much more depraved than now” when homosexuality “was part of religion and government.”

He even throws in a quote from the sarcastic “Gay Manifesto” to prove that gays attempt to establish a Spartan-style system “in order to build a homoerotic utopia where boys are recruited for a homosexual army” and become “homosexual warriors.”

He ends the essay by claiming that gay men hold a demonic hatred towards women and that homosexuality and cross-dressing should be outlawed. “Outlaw the sodomite before he outlaws you,” he concludes.

What is the homosexual agenda about? It is about conquest, and the persecution of Christians. Just by perusing today’s news, it is easily found that this reality continues to expose itself as the sodomites proceed to advance their despotic ideology.



They keep telling us about their fear of having a “Christian nation,” when in reality they are striving to establish a sodomite despotism, why they are gradually making more an [sic] more powerful and conspicuous.

If they succeed, we will live under an outright Homosexual inquisition, and if they really had their way, they would build a homosexual empire. How do I know that this is true? Very simple, look into history and we will find the ultimate results of homosexuality. We complain of the sodomite movement, but we must realize that we are heading toward a revival of an ancient utopia much more depraved than now, because in antiquity homosexuality was the norm, not only that, it was a part of religion and government.



The gymnasium was a place where the pagans would exalt the male body to not only partake in homosexual attraction, but to as well honor the pagan gods, (4) by whom homosexuality was justified. In Sparta, the gymnasium was institutionalized in the role of forcing recruited young Greek boys, by the age of twelve, into becoming homosexual warriors. The historian Plutarch writes:

By this age the boys came to be courted by lovers from among the respectable young men. The older men, too, showed even more interest, visiting the gymnasia frequently and being present when the boys fought and joked with one another. (5)

The sodomites agenda wants to see this same cruel tyranny established today, in order to build a homoerotic utopia where boys are recruited for a homosexual army, and the male body is exalted as the primal and pure physique of a warrior. Lets not forget what the Gay Manifesto says:

We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us. … We shall raise vast private armies, as Mishima did, to defeat you. We shall conquer the world because warriors inspired by and banded together by homosexual love and honor are invincible as were the ancient Greek soldiers.

The Spartans recruited boys into a militant homosexual system, and so today we find the sodomites gradually trying to extinguish parental rights in regards to sexuality, for the purpose of convincing children into becoming sodmites [sic], and ultimately, recruit them for their movement. This is clearly seen in Chris Christie’s decision to ban all licensed therapists from treating homosexual children to bring them back to normality and the natural order. They want the state to sever the influence of parents from their children, and make the youths open to homosexual propaganda, and thus for recruitment.



Homosexuality is rooted not in some fabricated condition, but in hatred toward women, that same hated which the devil harbors for the softer gender, for it was a woman–Mary–who gave birth to the Messiah.



When sodomites dress as women, it is their expressing adversity for both real women and the sacrament of marriage which God Himself established. It the obligation for a religious people to make laws preventing this sort of wickedness, to see to it that this Biblical law is upheld



Outlaw the sodomite before he outlaws you.

Harvey: Pray For Russian Law Criminalizing Pro-Gay Rights Speech

Mission America’s Linda Harvey used her radio commentary today to sing the praises of the Russian government’s growing crackdown on the LGBT community, calling on listeners to pray for the law which bans pro-gay rights speech. Harvey, who has joined other Religious Right activists in endorsing the law, said that any “responsible adult” would back Russia’s criminalization of gay “propaganda.”

She said Russian children will now be free from thinking that they might be gay or that gay people can be accepted in the Christian faith. “In other words, the kids in Russia may get to live lives as kids and not be weighed down with adult agendas laced with adult deception,” Harvey maintains.

“They have apparently observed the harm being done to kids in the West as a result of homosexual exploitation and are pursuing a much wiser course before global gay activism gets a foothold there,” she concluded. “[L]et’s pray that children there continue to be allowed protection in this way and in every other way God would want as well.”

There’ve been reports that some homosexuals have been beaten up by gangs over homosexual behavior so if that is happening it should of course be punished like any other violence, however, the basis for all the current outcry over Russia is a new set of laws recently passed prohibiting any pro-homosexual programs directed at children and teens. The law also forbids public demonstrations like gay pride parades and adoption of children by homosexuals, including into foreign countries where same-sex marriage is legal, in other words they are protecting kids. Yet some liberals here are screaming that it is now illegal to be gay in Russia. No, that’s not the situation.

What responsible adult would have a problem with keeping kids on a path of high moral standards? Well, those who are very deceived themselves, apparently. In our country the sexual anarchists are whaling because Russian children and teens will not be allowed to hear homosexual propaganda. Children won’t be told, falsely, that some are born to be homosexual. They won’t be encouraged to declare themselves homosexual at age twelve or thirteen and label themselves for the rest of their school years. Russian children won’t be taught that they are victims of the mainstream, straight world, that they should develop deep resentments and hostiles and shouldn’t trust anything tradition-minded people say or do. The risks of same-sex relationships won’t be carefully hidden from them, as they are here, and they just might have healthier, more stable lives as a result.

They won’t be told that biblical moral standards are hateful and harmful; that abstinence until marriage is impossible and recommending it is discrimination; nor that sex as a young teen is perfectly normal, constructive and manageable with latex. They won’t learn that two men or two women should be seen as a married couple and that no one should ever blink an eye at the terms ‘her wife’ or ‘his husband.’ They won’t be taught that Jesus now suddenly accepts homosexuality and always did and that modern, enlightened theologians have discovered pro-homosexual meanings in Scripture that no one else did over several thousand years and that all those verses that call homosexuality sin really mean something else. In other words, the kids in Russia may get to live lives as kids and not be weighed down with adult agendas laced with adult deception.

Now I would never give a stamp of approval on all that might be going on in Russia but this is one area where it seems I agree with them. They have apparently observed the harm being done to kids in the West as a result of homosexual exploitation and are pursuing a much wiser course before global gay activism gets a foothold there. If there is room in our prayers for the people of Russia friends, and I’m sure there is, let’s pray that children there continue to be allowed protection in this way and in every other way God would want as well.
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