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Ben Carson: Evolution Is An Absurd Myth, 'Give Me A Break'

In a “Faith & Liberty” interview posted last week, potential GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson discussed his rejection of the theory of evolution, arguing that the science of evolution is a sign of humankind’s arrogance and belief “that they are so smart that if they can’t explain how God did something, then it didn’t happen, which of course means that they’re God. You don’t need a God if you consider yourself capable of explaining everything.”

He claimed that “no one has the knowledge” of the age of the earth “based on the Bible,” adding that “carbon dating and all of these things really don’t mean anything to a God who has the ability to create anything at any point in time.”

Carson pointed to the “complexity of the human brain” as proof that evolution is a myth: “Somebody says that came from a slime pit full of promiscuous biochemicals? I don’t think so.”

He said evolution is unable to explain the development of an eyeball: “Give me a break. According to their scheme, it had to occur over night, it had to be there. I instead say, if you have an intelligent creator, what he does is give his creatures the ability to adapt to the environment so he doesn’t have to start over every fifty years creating all over again.”

Carson also said he hopes God will intervene to expose the truth about Obamacare.

Arguing that Obamacare will lead people to lose their health coverage — even though the opposite is happening — Carson said he has “prayed to God that he will expose even to people of low information what is going on. Sometimes things have to be so blatant, it’s like hitting them over the head with a two-by-four, before people wake up.”

Carson ended the interview by warning that Christians in America are facing widespread persecution and religious hostility.

“They’ve been bludgeoned into silence,” he said.

Ben Carson Joins Far-Right Outlet WorldNetDaily

It appears that in 2016, there will be two GOP presidential candidates who have worked as columnists for WorldNetDaily: Rick Santorum and, as announced today, Ben Carson.

Back in July, Carson sat down with WND editor Joseph Farah to discuss why he believes that drug reform laws are meant to distract from Benghazi and that President Obama is a Leninist.

As we have noted on previous occasions, WND is a birther, racist outlet which has suggested that Obama is a secretly gayMuslimcommunistdemon-possessed dictator who is setting up concentration camps and cattle cars for his planned holocaust.

WND, nonetheless, remains influential in right-wing circles and has access to high-ranking Republican politicians. Another likely Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, even cited the website’s “reporting” to substantiate one of his Benghazi conspiracy theories, while admitting: “I don’t have any proof.”

In fact, “I don’t have any proof” is a great way to describe WND’s style of journalism.

Chris McDaniel Will Demand A New Election Until He Is Declared The Winner

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel is somehow still appealing his election loss to Sen. Thad Cochran, insisting that according to his magic math he was the real victor of June’s Republican primary run-off.

In an appearance on the Tea Party News Network’s “The Capitol Hill Show with Tim Constantine” this weekend, McDaniel said “we are fighting for our lives now as conservatives.”

“They need to order a new election, at the very least,” he said.

Joseph Farah: No Difference Between ISIS And CAIR

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, along with other Muslim-American groups, has repeatedly condemned the actions of ISIS, but WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah holds their denunciations of ISIS as proof that the two groups are actually allies. (Of course, had CAIR not condemned ISIS, Farah then would have said that their silence was proof that they support them).

Farah writes today that CAIR and ISIS are both extremist groups that only differ in their “tactics,” arguing that “it’s like the difference between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. The goals are the same; it’s only a matter of strategy for achieving them.”

The stealth jihadists have a public relations nightmare on their hands.

It’s called ISIS – or, as the head-chopping Muslim terrorists of the Middle East prefer to be known, “Islamic State.”

The Muslim Brotherhood front group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a darling of the U.S. media, thinks ISIS is giving “jihadists” like them a bad name.



In other words, [Nihad] Awad, whose organization is actually an offshoot of the terrorist group Hamas, currently bombarding Israeli cities with rockets, thinks ISIS should kill, maim, behead and institute Saudi-style Shariah law less zealously, more judiciously, more moderately and perhaps less conspicuously.

I can’t believe this kind of talk is believed by anyone who has witnessed Islam’s carnage over the last 13 years.



The tactics of Awad and CAIR may differ from ISIS. But it’s like the difference between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. The goals are the same; it’s only a matter of strategy for achieving them.

Right now, the Middle East is at stake.

With hand-wringing and vacillation the response from the West, Awad’s tepid denunciation of ISIS may sound comforting.

But, don’t get fooled, again.

People must be judged not by their words but by their fruits. And, it’s fair to say after 1,400 years of terror, genocide and unspeakable tyranny in the Islamic world that its fruit is rotten to the core.

Ben Carson: To Know Obama, Read 'Mein Kampf'

In an interview with Newsmax host J.D. Hayworth today, Ben Carson said that if people want to know the truth about President Obama, they should simply “read ‘Mein Kampf’ and read the works of Vladimir Lenin.” “Mein Kampf,” of course, was written by Adolf Hitler and is filled with anti-Communist diatribes.

Carson, a likely Republican presidential candidate who is obsessed with the conspiracy-theory-laden book “The Naked Communist,” strongly hinted in the interview that he believes Obama is a communist.

Carson has previously claimed that Obama wants to turn America into Nazi Germany and a Gestapo-like state, warning that “we live in a Gestapo age.”

He also told Hayworth, a former Arizona Republican congressman, that Obama and other Democrats are using the uproar in Ferguson, Missouri, to “manipulate” people and “fan the flames of division.”

Carson said the fatal shooting of Michael Brown “has less to do with racism and a lot more to do with some deep cultural issues that are producing individuals who are likely to end up in trouble with the law, who are likely to end up in conflict with each other which will lead to violence and death.”

David Dewhurst: Unaccompanied Minors Are A 'Mirage'

Speaking with Tony Perkins on yesterday’s edition of “Washington Watch,” Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst said that unaccompanied minors fleeing drug-related violence in Central America are just a distraction engineered by President Obama.

“This whole conversation about the unaccompanied children, ladies and gentlemen, this is a mirage, it is a public relations effort, this is an effort by the Obama administration to divert your attention,” he said.

Dewhurst said the children are a small share of the immigrant population compared to the many criminals he said are crossing the border.

Tony Perkins: Overturning Citizens United Will Anger The Founding Fathers

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council thinks the Founding Fathers would be upset by the push to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, warning on “Washington Watch” yesterday that a constitutional amendment would be “dangerous” to the country.

Perkins said amendment supporters “think they know better than the Founding Fathers” and seek to “rewrite the First Amendment to essentially silence political speech and strip it out of the First Amendment.”

He said he can’t believe anyone would support an amendment to allow voters to pass campaign finance regulations, even though a majority of voters, including Republicans, support an amendment [PDF].

Perkins previously claimed that overturning Citizens United is a sign of anti-Christian persecution, even going so far as to link the effort to the imprisonment of a Christian Sudanese woman.

Rick Wiles: Gay Rights Will Turn America Into Antichrist Kingdom, Spark Nuclear Attack

On yesterday’s edition of “Trunews,” Rick Wiles spoke to televangelist Irvin Baxter about America’s role in the End Times war which, according to Baxter, will “kill one-third of mankind.”

Wiles, however, took issue with Baxter’s claim that Russia will join the “kingdom of the Antichrist,” which comes as no surprise since Wiles is a big fan of Vladimir Putin. In fact, he has his own idea for which country will lead the Antichrist kingdom: the United States.

“The country that’s acting like it’s part of the kingdom of the Antichrist is the United States of America, and Russia is standing against homosexual marriage, they’re standing for traditional family values,” Wiles said. “The United States is exporting its wickedness, we’re using our power and might to force nations to change their laws to accept abortion, to accept homosexual marriage and homosexual rights, so which country is part of the Antichrist system and which is not?”

Wiles further backed up his point by claiming that America has betrayed Israel and “is behind ISIS, it’s the United States government that created ISIS.”

He also repeated his claim that America will soon face a nuclear attack for embracing “rebellion” and “debauchery,” referring to the attack as a “wakeup call” from God.

Dinesh D'Souza To Join Bikers Event With Anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim Extremists

Belinda Bee, the right-wing organizer who hopes to remove President Obama from office as part of her God-ordained mission to save America, is organizing another bikers’ rally in Washington, D.C., to mark the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Bee told anti-Muslim activist Tom Tentro last week that she founded the 2 Million Bikers to DC as a response to the Million Muslim March, which was actually just a tiny demonstration put on by a 9/11 truther group.

She claims in promotional materials that she has lined up sponsorships from Budweiser, Harley-Davidson and Breitbart.com and that the event will feature speeches from Dinesh D’Souza, anti-Muslim activist John Guandolo and James David Manning, the extremist anti-gay pastor of the Harlem “Stone Homos” church.

Bee’s group, however, says on its Facebook page that while Manning is still listed as a speaker, “Pastor Manning will not be able to attend or speak We [sic] will miss him & his wonderful speeches that is for sure!”

At an anti-Obama rally organized by Larry Klayman last year, Bee proposed ignoring all but the first ten amendments to the Constitution and called on supporters to resist the twin evils of “Sharia” and “perversion.”

D’Souza seems excited for the event.

Todd Starnes: Gay Rights Will Lead To Man-Dog Marriage

In an interview last month on the Daystar program “Joni,” Fox News commentator Todd Starnes agreed with the suggestion that marriage equality will legalize man-dog marriage.

Discussing the case of a Colorado bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple (and which ironically baked a cake for a “dog wedding”), Starnes agreed with cohost Rachel Lamb’s assertion that man-dog marriage is on its way, saying, “when you redefine marriage, that means anything goes.”

Starnes also said gay rights will lead to the imprisonment of pastors and restrictions on the freedom of speech, adding that Christians in America are being “persecuted” and “beat up” just like Chinese Christians.

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