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Catholic League: We Are Like ISIS Victims!

As the Religious Right’s persecution complex goes into overdrive with the looming battles in the “War on Christmas,” several conservatives are now likening themselves to victims of ISIS.

Yesterday, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League continued that narrative when he unveiled a new billboard that draws a parallel between the experiences of Christians in America and those of Christians facing violent persecution in the Mideast:

Donohue said in a statement that the billboard will go up in Los Angeles because he wants to send a message to Hollywood: “No, the Hollywood moguls who disrespect Christians are not the same as radical Muslims who behead us, but both are full of hate. Moreover, both need to be challenged. Christians are fed up with the barbarians abroad and the bigots at home. It’s time all these bullies learned to practice the virtue of tolerance and the meaning of diversity.”

Most recently, Donohue decried secular groups as “cultural fascists” and criticized the inclusion of non-Christian religious holidays in New York public schools since “everyone knows” that “we are a Christian nation.”

GOP Rep: Obama Is 'Acting Like A Dictator'

Rep. Paul Broun, the outgoing Georgia Republican who will be succeeded by fellow ultraconservative Jody Hice, spoke to Greg Corombos of Radio America yesterday about the House GOP’s strategy to fight President Obama’s “illegal and unconstitutional” executive action on immigration policy.

Broun urged congressional Republicans to “stop this runaway, imperial presidency.”

“He’s acting like a dictator and it just must stop and Congress has the ability to do that. We have to reel this president in, he’s acting in a very unprecedented way,” he said.

In fact, Broun has been warning that the president will become a Nazi/Soviet-style dictator since before Obama even took office.

Ted Nugent Under False Impression That Obama Appointed Al Sharpton 'Race Czar'

NRA board member Ted Nugent, who is not exactly the most honest of activists or a unifying voice on race issues, told readers of his weekly WorldNetDaily column today that President Obama has appointed Rev. Al Sharpton to be his administration’s “race czar.”

Constantly catching our breath following one blow to the guts after another has become the new American mantra, but nothing could have prepared us for the president’s recent appointment of what may very well be the worst racist in the world today – his Reverend Al “not so” Sharpton.

Are you kidding me? This guy as some kind of race relations czar? Seriously?

And Al Gore is the expert on global warming, Michael “make stuff up as you go along” Moore will film the documentary, and I will edit the Lawrence Welk box set as soon as I hone up on my harpsichord jams.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Well, apparently you can make this stuff up, since “the president’s recent appointment” of Sharpton to be “some kind of race relations czar” never actually happened outside of Nugent’s fevered imagination and a handful of right-wing message boards.

But Nugent wasn’t done just yet, as he went on to claim that Obama is leading the country “into the pits of hell” and spurring racial violence.

Barak Obama’s cultists/sheep have cited ad nauseum how brilliant the man is. And on some considerations, they are correct. He is smart enough to know which buttons to push to continue his Saul Alinsky and Cloward-Piven destructo march of America into the pits of hell – or at the very least, something far removed from the original concept of America.

This man and his minions know no bounds on how to destroy America.

I thought the whole world already knew that the redistribution of earnings is social/cultural suicide.

I thought for sure everybody knew a dismantled, weak military was an invitation to our enemies to have at it.

I know for a fact that race relations in America in 2008 were the best they had been in 50 years.

I also know for a fact that race relations in America in 2014 are the worst they have been in my lifetime.

Blacks kill and maim more blacks in any given month that the Klan has in the last 25 years. God help us all.

Brainwashed dependency is the worse curse man can cause to another man.



Who doesn’t know that siding with Al Sharpton is the worse message anyone could possibly send to society, any society, black, white or other?

Alan Keyes: 'Hitlerian' Obama Using Ferguson To 'Turn Our Cities Into Powder Kegs That Will Explode'

Conservative activist Alan Keyes, who apparently has been watching White House speeches on Ferguson that never took place in the real world, accused President Obama today of using the protests over Michael Brown’s death to intimidate Republicans in Congress into yielding to his political agenda.

Keyes, who faced off against Obama in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois, told Newsmax TV host Ed Berliner that the president is “exploiting this situation by way of threatening the Republicans, saying that there will be massive unrest if they don’t knuckle under to his will and trying to prove that he’s got the power to turn our cities into powder kegs that will explode in the face of anybody who opposes him.”

“It’s a Hitlerian tactic and I think we ought not to as Americans respond to it with anything but contempt,” he said.

Pat Buchanan: Ferguson Protesters Committed 'Massive' Civil Rights Violations By Shutting Off Roadways

Speaking today with Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg, who called the outrage over the failure to indict the officer responsible for Michael Brown’s shooting “insane,” Pat Buchanan insisted that Obama administration officials “slandered” the city of Ferguson “when neither the cops nor Darren Wilson nor the city have done anything to deserve this.”

“What in heaven’s name have the Ferguson police ever done to deserve what has been done to them?” he added.

Buchanan then compared Ferguson demonstrators and people engaging in civil disobedience to the aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who allegedly shut down access to a bridge in order to punish a city’s mayor for not endorsing him.

Buchanan said that like Bridgegate, the Ferguson protesters are engaging in a a grand conspiracy that violates people’s civil rights: “What about the national conspiracy to get together to shut down cities and block highways and block bridges and block commuter trains orchestrated and organized, why isn’t the Justice Department investigating that? That massive violation of the civil rights of commuters and travelers and workers and everyone.”

Trent Franks: Obama's Immigration Move Triggers 'The Death Of The Republic'

Rep. Trent Franks believes that President Obama’s executive action on immigration was such an egregious step that it may cause the rule of law to collapse and compel the U.S. send an apology to England for the American Revolution.

While speaking yesterday with Frank Gaffney, the Arizona Republican said that Obama is “dividing the country in some very significant ways and I don’t think that he serves either the illegal immigration community or the cause of the rule of law or justice in general in any way when he makes these kinds of unilateral decisions.”

“I think that there’s probably nothing that this president has done or is doing that is more dangerous to the fundamental foundation of this Republic then ignoring the Constitution and betraying his oath of office” he said. There is something very frightening about a president who simply aggregates this power onto himself and ignores the very oath that he took that president.

“Without trying to sound overwrought, it literally could be the death of the Republic because once the chief executive officer of any republic all of the sudden begins to ignore the rule of law to hold himself unconstrained to the Constitution and to the truth of his own words, if that should become a common practice of presidents, then that little unpleasantness with England we had is something we should probably apologize for,” Franks added.

Ben Carson: Gay Rights, Pro-Choice Activists Use 'Hate Speech,' Are Enemies Of America

After telling the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody that he is “feeling fingers” from God to make a bid for the presidency, Ben Carson warned in a portion of the interview posted yesterday that gay rights advocates and abortion rights supporters are using “hate speech” to stop America from coming together.

Carson, who would never ever use inflammatory or conspiratorial language, told the extremely sympathetic Brody that such activists are “hateful people” and “the enemies” of everyday Americans because they “try to divide everybody up” and “incite people to anger and to hatred.”

“A good example would be somebody who is pro-life, the inciters would come along and say, ‘you’re anti-women, you hate women’ and they try to get women to hate you, when in fact you love women, you just happen also to love life and love babies. But that’s how they try to create the divisions,” he said. “Somebody who is pro-traditional-family, they’ll come up and say, ‘he’s a homophobe, they hate gay people, they’re nasty’ and they just try to incite all this stuff really to further their own agendas.”

Rather than following the teachings of Jesus, Carson explains, liberals are under the influence of Saul Alinsky.

Conservative Author: Obama Wants 'Chaos' To 'Deflect Attention From His Executive Orders And Numerous Scandals'

Morgan Brittany, a conservative pundit and coauthor of the book “What Women Really Want,” is out with a new column on the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri. Given that Brittany is pretty sure that President Obama wants to sic the military on conservatives and use Ebola to throw us in FEMA camps, it’s hardly surprising that her take on Ferguson is also ridden with conspiracy theories.

Brittany writes in WorldNetDaily today that Obama’s repeated condemnations of violence and looting in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown prove that Obama actually supports violence and looting.

“[H]e almost sounded as though he condoned it and felt that it was all right for these people to violently express their disgust and distrust of the judicial system,” she writes, claiming that the president “was showing sympathy for the hoodlums in the streets!”

She suggests that Obama could have truly united the nation if he gave “one of the speeches that stirred everyone to elect him president” about how “Michael Brown brought all of this on himself.”

Brittany ends by just asking the question whether Obama may want to stir up the situation in Ferguson in order to distract people from his latest executive order on immigration: “Maybe he even welcomes some of the chaos in the streets of our cities in order to deflect attention from his executive orders and numerous scandals. With a complicit media who live for ratings, he lit the fire, and now can watch it burn. Could this possibly be what he really wants?”

As I sat watching the split screen on my television, with Obama on one side and riots breaking out on the other, I couldn’t help but hope and pray that he would say something, anything, that would harshly condemn this type of behavior. Instead, he almost sounded as though he condoned it and felt that it was all right for these people to violently express their disgust and distrust of the judicial system. He wasn’t showing anger and contempt at those that were burning businesses to the ground, destroying the property and dreams of hard-working people who had nothing to do with the verdict; instead, he was showing sympathy for the hoodlums in the streets!

All Americans who were watching this spectacle knew it was coming. We all were prepared because virtually every media outlet telegraphed it days in advance. The police department knew, the National Guard was called out, yet as we watched our screens, no one did anything to stop the destruction! Why? Why was the National Guard not stationed in front of every business threatened or at least in front of the most vulnerable? Why was the police force and fire department late to the scene? Were they ordered not to stop the rioting and just let it go? Who gave this stand down order if there was one? Why on the one night they knew problems would occur did the governor of Missouri and his office not return any phone calls from the lieutenant governor and the mayor of Ferguson? And why, in God’s name, did they announce the verdict late at night when they knew the outcome all day long?

If Barack Obama was the type of leader who wanted unity in this country, this would have been the time for him to stand in front of the American people and give one of the speeches that stirred everyone to elect him president. He should have had the courage to speak up about the consequences of breaking the law and explained that, unfortunately, Michael Brown brought all of this on himself. He should not have glorified him as the innocent victim of an out-of-control police officer, but should have explained that there is a price to pay for your actions. He should have said that this had nothing to do with race and all to do with attitude and disrespect for the law. He should have stressed that the grand jury did its job by looking at the evidence presented and that its decision needed to be respected.



Obama seems to sit back patiently and watch all of this happen. Maybe he even welcomes some of the chaos in the streets of our cities in order to deflect attention from his executive orders and numerous scandals. With a complicit media who live for ratings, he lit the fire, and now can watch it burn. Could this possibly be what he really wants?

WND: Klingenschmitt Lost Because The Judge Was A Lesbian!

Back in November, a federal judge upheld the U.S. Navy’s decision to fire Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt from his job as a chaplain after he broke military rules by wearing his uniform while speaking at a political rally and earned a series of bad job performance evaluations. Klingenschmitt, however, insisted that he was fired because he used the name of Jesus in his prayers and therefore was a victim of anti-Christian persecution.

Judge Elaine Kaplan found Klingenschmitt’s claim of religious discrimination to be groundless, writing that his superiors “did not limit Dr. Klingenschmitt’s right to engage in any religious practices (including presenting an opening prayer at the event or invoking the name of Jesus in his prayer). It simply prohibited Dr. Klingenschmitt from engaging in this activity while wearing his uniform at what was clearly a political event and not, as Dr. Klingenschmitt seems to suggest, a bona fide religious service.”

Klingenschmitt, who has built his entire career as a political activist on this claim of religious persecution, is now receiving support from the right-wing outlet WorldNetDaily, which implies today that the judge only ruled against Klingenschmitt because she is a lesbian.

In an article with the headline “Lesbian Judge Takes On Jesus In Court,” WND reporter Bob Unruh suggests that Kaplan was biased against Klingenschmitt.

Klingenschmitt, who is also an incoming GOP state representative in Colorado, told Unruh that he is not “surprised that a new Obama appointee and liberal judge ruled that a Navy chaplain can be legally punished for his sermons, punished for writing to Congress, and punished for praying in Jesus’ name in uniform.”

An openly lesbian federal judge whose appointment was opposed by dozens of U.S. senators has ruled against a Christian former Navy chaplain who alleged his superiors engineered his dismissal from the service because he was not “ecumenical.”

The decision by Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rejected the allegations of former chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who recently was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives.

He had routinely prayed “in Jesus name” as part of his work as a chaplain.

The judge, who formerly worked for the National Treasury Employees Union, was opposed by 35 GOP senators when she was appointed by President Obama.

The Washington Blade, a homosexual-advocacy publication, quoted Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign praising Kaplan’s confirmation.

“LGBT people are increasingly visible in all areas of public service, but as a community that so deeply cherishes the virtues of fairness and equality, there is a unique power in seeing role models like Kaplan preside over a court of law,” Sainz said.

In her profile on the federal court system website, Kaplan notes she resides in Washington “with her partner.”

She also explains her legal background includes “civil rights” work.

Klingenschmitt told WND he likely will appeal the decision.

“Is anybody surprised that a new Obama appointee and liberal judge ruled that a Navy chaplain can be legally punished for his sermons, punished for writing to Congress, and punished for praying in Jesus’ name in uniform?” he asked.

“Although Judge Elaine Kaplan ruled against me, at least she affirmed how I was vindicated by the U.S. Congress, who rescinded [military regulation] 1730.7C after it was enforced against me in the Navy court,” he continued.

“She also admitted in her ruling that the government really did punish me, a Navy chaplain, for quoting the Bible in chapel, which would be protected by the First Amendment, but this judge refused to correct the Navy’s obvious abuse of power.

“She also acknowledged that I had written permission to wear my uniform during ‘public worship’ but that my prayers offered in Jesus’ name at a press conference did not qualify as ‘public worship,’” he said.

“Finally, she acknowledged I was punished for writing to my congressman and the president, but again claimed she didn’t have jurisdiction to enforce whistleblower laws. My lawyer and I plan to immediately appeal this bad ruling, and again later if necessary all the way to the Supreme Court,” Klingenschmitt told WND.

Huckabee: 'Incredibly Dangerous' For Congressmen, Rams Players To Use 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Gesture

Mike Huckabee said today that he was “disgusted” by the “incredibly dangerous” decision of some black members of Congress and St. Louis Rams players to use the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture to protest the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, arguing that such actions actually inspire looting and murder.

In an interview with Newsmax TV host J.D. Hayworth, a former GOP congressman, Huckabee said he “found it just incredibly dangerous that you have members of Congress on the floor of Congress holding up their hands in the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ position as if to say that somehow that is going to get you shot.”

Huckabee, who previously compared Ferguson demonstrators to the killers of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, said people making the gesture are effectively “teaching” young people “to go loot a store, beat up a cop, reach for his gun and hope you get it before he does.”

“This is not only foolish and dangerous but it is really on the verge of anarchy and I’m just disgusted that you have NFL players, politicians and others who no matter what the evidence reveals, no matter how many sworn testimonies show that Darren Wilson — it’s a tragedy that the young man got shot, but this is a young man who had just roughed up a store owner, just robbed a store and now he’s going after a cop’s gun and it’s a horrible thing that he was killed but he could’ve avoided that if he had behaved as something other than a thug,” he said.

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