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Religious Right Pundit Calls For Boycott Of Independence Day Parades That Include Gay Rights Supporters

Laurie Higgins of the American Family Association’s Illinois affiliate is distraught that Boy Scouts wearing rainbow bandanas and a local Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) club participated in Independence Day parades in two Illinois towns this year.

In a column in BarbWire today, Higgins calls on parents to boycott any event that includes supporters of gay rights. “What a barbarous affront to families and an insult to our veterans,” the Illinois Family Institute cultural analyst writes. “No Christian should bring their children to any event that celebrates and affirms soul-destroying sexual perversion.”

She predicts that soon “there will be no square inch of life that will be left untouched by the sullied hands of homosexual perversity–no celebration, no public school, no career path, and no church will be left unmolested.”

Higgins laments that the founding fathers’ “vision for liberty has been twisted into a sickening defense of sexual predilections that will hurt individuals and weaken the country that so many have died to bring into existence and to defend,” turning America into an “uncivilized nation.”

A justifiably irate parent from Deerfield, a liberal community on the North Shore, contacted me to tell me that one of the scoutmasters and a couple of the scouts he leads in her son’s troop (Troop 50) decided to add rainbow-colored bandannas to their official uniforms to demonstrate their support for something. Perhaps they were showing their support for the change in Boy Scout policy which allows openly homosexual boys to become members, or maybe they were advocating for a change in policy so that men who are attracted to males can serve openly as leaders of males, or maybe they wanted to signal their affirmation of homosexuality, or perhaps they want men-wannabes (i.e., cross-dressers and the genitally mutilated) to serve as leaders.

Angry parents of young children in Wheaton, a conservative community which is home to Wheaton College and a dozen theologically orthodox churches, contacted me to express their frustration that for the second year in a row, the homosexuality-affirming organization Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) had marched in the parade. No one opposes friendships with homosexuals, but, of course, that’s not really what this deviously-named organization is promoting.



Communities now take pride in affirming shameful behaviors, with our elected leaders marching pridefully in celebration of that which no man or woman should celebrate let alone celebrate on Main Street in front of children. What a barbarous affront to families and an insult to our veterans. No Christian should bring their children to any event that celebrates and affirms soul-destroying sexual perversion. If Christians are unwilling to make even this small sacrifice, they are woefully unprepared for what’s coming.

Some will be tsk-tsking me (or worse) for criticizing these intrusions into what should be occasions to celebrate the founding of the greatest nation that has ever existed on this planet—a nation founded by men who understood that God exists and absolute, objective, transcendent, eternal moral truths exist. These men of diverse theological views would share in common a sense of outrage that their vision for liberty has been twisted into a sickening defense of sexual predilections that will hurt individuals and weaken the country that so many have died to bring into existence and to defend.



The proverbial writing has been on the wall for quite some time, and it doesn’t take a Daniel to read it. There will be no square inch of life that will be left untouched by the sullied hands of homosexual perversity–no celebration, no public school, no career path, and no church will be left unmolested.

If your community parade included participants who celebrated ideas to which no young children should be exposed, call the appropriate village, town, or city officials to express your opposition, telling them that next year you will find a child-friendly activity way to celebrate the founding of this increasingly uncivilized nation.

Todd Starnes Warns Of Anti-Duck Dynasty Violence, Links Same-Sex Marriage To Healthy Food Initiatives

In an interview last week with talk show host Jeanne Dennis, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes predicted that conservative Christians will soon organize acts of civil disobedience and street demonstrations akin to the Civil Rights Movement to protest their purported oppression.

Starnes specifically cited Phil Robertson, who was briefly suspended from the A&E show “Duck Dynasty” for making racist and anti-gay remarks in a magazine interview, as a victim of “persecution.”

He even said that criticism of Robertson will lead to violence: “If you can take someone like Phil Robertson and say, ‘Phil Robertson is preaching hate,’ or, ‘He’s speaking hate,’ eventually that is going to justify violence against those kinds of people.”

Later in the interview, Starnes linked same-sex marriage to feminism, which he said is waging “an attack on men” and “putting limitations” on women, and to Michelle Obama’s healthy diet and living initiatives, which he feared would lead to a ban on Nutter Butters and cheeseburgers.

Starnes said that feminism, same-sex marriage and the first lady’s health advocacy are all part of an attempt to “tear down the family unit” and make the government “control everything.” He finished by making a joke mocking transgender people.

Ben Carson Thinks Obama Is Engaging In A Leninist Plot To Intentionally Destroy The Economy

Readying for a potential presidential bid, Ben Carson has been speaking out about how everything from health care reform to gay marriage is part of a long-term communist plot to bring down America, inspired by Vladimir Lenin and Saul Alinsky and orchestrated by none other than President Obama.

In the second part of Carson’s interview with WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah last week, which he began by tying together pot use, Benghazi and the Pharrell song “Happy,” the conservative activist said “people need to wake up” about the subversive communist plot.

He suggested that communists in government, following the teachings of Lenin, have deliberately added on debts in order to destroy the U.S. economy. “Of course they don’t talk about it, I’ll tell you who does talk about it: Vladimir Lenin. One of the ways to destroy the United States? Unsustainable debt. People, you got to wake up, you got to wake up.” This, of course, would make George W. Bush the biggest Leninist of all.

However, Carson insisted that he was merely just asking the question: “I don’t know if it is intentional or not, but whether it is intentional or not doesn’t matter, we’ll still be destroyed.”

Dave Daubenmire Suggests LGBT-Affirming Adults Are Better Off Dead, Decries Democrats As 'Children Of Lucifer'

Far-right pundit Dave Daubenmire attended a gay pride parade in Springfield, Missouri, last month and posted photos of participants in his latest column, decrying “the young souls parading their sin in the public streets.”

“Homosexuality is gobbling up our young kids,” he added, warning that children “are being lured into a self-destructive behavior because they have bought the lie that homosexuality is normal.”

Alluding to a verse from the Book of Matthew, Daubenmire wrote that it “would have been better for these adults had they been drowned with a millstone around their necks than having mislead one of these little ones.”

I just returned home with a group of hearty men from witnessing at the Homosexual Pride Parade in Springfield, Missouri. As usual, I was heartbroken by the age of those who have been captured by the “lifestyle.” Take a look at these photos. Notice the young souls parading their sin in the public streets. It would have been better for these adults had they beendrowned with a millstone around their necks than having mislead one of these little ones.

These two pictures, in particular, broke my heart. These are somebody's daughters. I wonder if their Mom's and Dad's hearts' are broken too?

When we returned, I posted some of these images on my Facebook page. My intent was to prick the hearts of people to action. Homosexuality is gobbling up our young kids. There is nothing “gay” about it. They are being lured into a self-destructive behavior because they have bought the lie that homosexuality is normal. It isn't. It is deviant. Someone needs to tell them, help them, and lead them to the truth. Our churches have turned a blind eye.

In another column, Daubenmire claimed that the Democratic Party “should be called the Party of Death” due to its support for abortion rights and gay equality.

“Hedonistic” Democrats, Daubenmire explained, are the “children of Lucifer” who deny science and promote “homosex” to children.

“Smoking a Marlboro is bad but sodomizing the Marlboro Man is worse,” he said.

The Bible teaches us that Jesus is the embodiment of Truth. The American-left hates Truth. It is obvious for anyone with the courage to admit it. The Democratic Party in America should be called the Party of Death because two of their leading platforms support death if it gets in the way of Pursuit of personal Happiness.

Abortion kills an unborn baby. All of the legal linguistics and excuses that the God-haters use supplant the freedom of choice over the unalienable Right to Life. “Choice” is not an unalienable right. The God-haters love science and all the “evidence” it can provide to disprove the existence of God, yet they ignore ALL Medical Science which unquestionably proves that a “fetus” is a life.

But that doesn't matter...it is hedonistic-happiness that is paramount to the children of Lucifer...even to the denial of what is obvious to everyone. They admit that a fetus is “alive” but that it is not “viable” or “self-aware” or “unable to live on its own.” Funny, isn't it? That is the same position that the Left is taking in regards to the aged...because the Left loves death.



Help me out here...can someone tell me why our schools spend so much time teaching our kids the dangers of smoking while we laud and encourage a far more lethal behavior of male-on-male anal sex? Smoking a Marlboro is bad but sodomizing the Marlboro Man is worse.

Thousands of innocent people around the world have gotten HIV by accident. The AIDS virus is the sexual equivalent of second-hand smoke. The Left denies and lies about any science that doesn't fit their agenda. If you disagree with their interpretation of science you are intolerant, bigoted, and homo-phobic.

Ask yourself this, Mom and Dad. Would you rather your child smoked a cigarette or engaged in homosex? Which is your school teaching is worse? Both abortion and HIV is acquired. The Left wants to separate their behavior from the consequences, no matter how many innocent have to die. Happiness is more important than Life.



If abortion ended tomorrow more babies would live. If sodomy was criminalized tomorrow more people would live. The Science supports my position. But the God-haters love death more than Truth.

Alex Jones Unloads On Critics: 'I'm Not Making Jack Crap Up, I'm Not Making Nothing Up'

Alex Jones said last week that he is sick and tired of everyone dismissing him as a conspiracy theorist, when actually he is a real man trying to tell people the truth!

“I am not making jack crack up, okay? I’m not making nothing up,” he charged. “We’re already in deep you know what but it’s getting deeper fast, and as a man, as a parent, my spider sense is just off the charts.”

He also warned “InfoWars” listeners that the government is getting ready to launch false flag attacks in order to start a civil war and commit mass arrests.

“We are in a progressing tyranny, it’s progressive like brain cancer, malignant cancer, it’s metastasized, it’s blooming right now and unequivocally I can say the people running things are clearly going to stage massive terror attacks and blame it on domestic groups and they are going to try to come arrest a lot of people,” Jones said.

“They really are going to start a civil war and anybody who doesn’t want to go along with their tyranny, they will have ISIS, Al Qaeda, blow something up and claim that they did it with you.”

Tony Perkins Fears Obama Will Start Putting Christians In Jail Any Day Now

Tony Perkins invited Fox News’ go-to-Christian-persecution-commentator Todd Starnes to join him on the weekend edition of “Washington Watch,” where Starnes pointed to recent remarks by Rick Warren and Russell Moore warning of the imminent imprisonment of Christians in America as proof that Christians will indeed soon face jail sentences.

Perkins, who recently warned that gay rights advocates are about to launch an anti-Christian Holocaust, naturally agreed that such arrests are going to “play out very quickly in our day.”

The Family Research Council president told Starnes: “I do think that it could very well come to that in our lifetime. A few years ago I didn’t think it would, not this quickly, but as we have seen the aggressive nature of this administration and this president and the open hostility of this administration toward orthodox faith — we have seen it in the HHS mandate, we have seen it in the numerous cases regarding marriage — I think it is going to come down to that.”

Ben Carson Thinks Politicians Are Promoting Pot Use To Make People Dumb, Distract From Benghazi

Ben Carson sat down yesterday with WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah to promote his new book “One Nation” and his potential presidential bid. It was quite amusing to watch Carson and Farah lament on WorldNetDaily — which regularly runs articles about how Democrats are literally demonic — that political activists too often “demonize” their opponents.

Carson told Farah that he worried politicians like President Obama and Eric Holder are surreptitiously encouraging marijuana use in order to create a dumb citizenry. That way, doped-up Americans will be distracted by controversies like the name of the Washington Redskins instead of focusing on stories about Benghazi and Fast and Furious.

“When we do things like have our Attorney General and our President say, ‘marijuana is not that bad, I used it and look how I turned out,’ well that’s the problem.”

Instead of smoking pot and listening to songs like “Happy” all day, Carson said Americans should focus on the real issues of the day…like Benghazi.

He said that Americans should instead focus on “the real enemy”: the communist in the White House who wants to “fundamentally change America.”

Washington Times Pundit Suggests Hillary Clinton Is A Baal Worshiper

Over the weekend, Washington Times columnist Robert Knight criticized Hillary Clinton’s response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling by accusing her of wanting to instill in America a “quasi-religious culture of death” which “reflects the religious sensibilities of the priests of Baal and the rulers of Sodom and Gomorrah.”

According to Knight’s unhinged column, Clinton is bent on “the destruction of marriage and the family” and, like President Obama, is a Marxist radical hoping to destroy America.

Her liberal friends at some major corporations have been pushing the quasi-religious culture of death since the 1970s.

Hapless employees have by association aided and abetted Planned Parenthood’s abortion agenda as well as homosexual activism, both of which are anathema to devout Christians and Jews. A number of large corporations have been up to their ears selling hard-core, illegal pornography. The willful embrace of immorality is as clearly a decision with religious significance as is willful adherence to God-given natural law.

Mrs. Clinton has no problem with corporate, religious-inspired activity, providing it reflects the religious sensibilities of the priests of Baal or the rulers of Sodom and Gomorrah.

What about the “bad slippery slope” of an America descending into decadence and moral anarchy? It’s a good bet that, like any thinking leftist, Mrs. Clinton welcomes it. The destruction of marriage and family makes people dependent on government and hence dependent on politicians like her.



What if, as with Mrs. Clinton’s reverential Wellesley dissertation on Marxist community organizer Saul Alinsky, Mr. Obama is a true believer of the left who hates everything that makes America unique? What if he took to heart the leftist bromides from his Muslim father and stepfather, his mother, his grandparents in Hawaii and his self-acknowledged mentor, communist writer Frank Marshall Davis?

What if he were schooled in radical politics by his friend, unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, and came to believe that if he ever acquired the power to do so, he would show these spoiled Americans a thing or two?

What else rationally explains 5 years of ripping apart the Constitution, economic and foreign-policy disasters, the government takeover of health care, antipathy toward Israel, a slavish devotion to using government to further sexual anarchy, an open-borders policy, and the criminal misuse of the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies to try to crush political opponents?

As bad as it has been, we may not have seen the worst.

Mrs. Clinton said she found the Supreme Court’s moment of moral sanity the other day “deeply disturbing.”

It’s nothing she won’t fix pronto if she ever gets the chance.

Jesse Lee Peterson Warns 'Fascists In Pantsuits' Are 'Destroying Our Nation'

Jesse Lee Peterson, the conservative pundit who regrets that the U.S. gave women the right to vote, writes today in WorldNetDaily that feminists are “fascists in pantsuits” who “are on the side of evil.”

He accuses feminists of “destroying our nation” and “restrict[ing] our freedoms” by hurting the “feelings of men,” warning that growing concerns about the risks of concussions in football are actually part of a nefarious feminist plot to emasculate and “soften boys.”

Liberal women have been given a free pass for years, and now they’re out of control.

A recent example is the Hobby Lobby case. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of the arts and crafts store barring the government from forcing small companies with religious objections to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and certain birth control devices has caused uproar among liberal Democrats and feminists.

Liberal women make up the ideological core of the Democratic Party. The party is attempting to resurrect the “war on women” narrative to motivate its base for the upcoming elections.

Feminists hold powerful positions in government, academia, business and in entertainment. They’re passing laws and rolling out policy that is harming traditional families, shutting down free speech and destroying our nation day by day.

Since feminists have gone unchallenged for decades, many have become fascists in pantsuits who tolerate zero dissent.



The feminists’ fake outrage over what men say is absurd. How about the rights and feelings of men? We’re hurt when our jobs are threatened with false accusations of “misogyny.” We have the right to express our views without being shut down.

Women who love their fathers have a logical way of thinking and they want to protect and build, not destroy. They typically become conservatives.

In contrast, the “love” of liberal feminists weakens and damages. They’ve softened sports with Title IX rules that strip funding from boys’ athletic programs with a gender quota system.



This feminist mindset to soften boys and sports is in operation in the White House. Obama recently held a “Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit” and announced $76 million to help athletes “compete safely.”

Feminists are also weakening the military by overturning “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (the former ban on openly homosexual soldiers) and allowing women in combat.



These liberal women are insecure, and they cannot win against a strong, sensible opponent.

We’re allowed to criticize liberal men, but feminists and homosexuals are beyond reproach.



We are fighting a spiritual battle of good versus evil. Strident feminists who push to restrict our freedoms are on the side of evil.

One thing is clear: Liberal feminists need an intervention. Let’s give it to them!

Mike Huckabee Says Todd Akin Was Attacked For Being A Christian

WorldNetDaily runs a glowing profile today of failed Senate candidate Todd Akin’s new book — which WND just so happens to be publishing — including plaudits from Mike Huckabee, Oliver North and WND editor Joseph Farah.

According to Huckabee, Akin was the victim of a conspiracy by Democrats, the media and “establishment Republicans” to silence good, decent, conservative Christians and take away their freedoms. Huckabee, who campaigned aggressively for Akin, tells WND that criticism of Akin was “destructive to the country we care so deeply about.”

Although Akin attempted to apologize for his infamous “legitimate rape” remark during his campaign, he now says that nothing he said was wrong and insists he was attacked for simply trying to promote biblical values in politics.

“Todd didn’t ask for a war with the party establishment, but he sure did get one,” he writes. “No one in American politics knows better than I do the immediate bias and attacks that come from liberals and the media establishment when Christians with sincere convictions make a move into the political arena. We’ve got to deal with their attacks and have even come to expect them. More shocking are the attacks on social conservatives from party bosses, partisan power brokers and the entrenched GOP establishment. I’m deeply offended by this infighting within the Republican Party, because it is so destructive to the country we care so deeply about.”



“I expected Democrats to pounce on Todd,” Huckabee says regarding the infamous “legitimate rape” interview on a local TV show. “But I was disheartened and outraged when Republicans circled the wagons – not to support Todd and help him overcome an obstacle but instead as a firing squad pointed at the congressman.”



Oliver North had this to say about Akin’s spirited defense of life that got him pilloried, first by partisan Democrats, then by the media and finally by the Republican establishment: “I admire Todd’s stand for the sanctity of life. His steadfast resolve against an onslaught of media bullies and party bosses is the stuff of legend.”

WND.com’s Joseph Farah, who agreed to publish Akin’s “Firing Back,” had this to say: “I could never quite figure out what Todd Akin said that was so offensive to the supposedly pro-life Republicans who attacked him viciously. Had they actually watched the interview? It represents in its entirety one of the best articulations of the life ethic. There’s simply nothing in there that is factually wrong or offensive – unless you are looking to be offended by something. I have watched that interview over and over again in context. Even the interviewer clearly didn’t see anything in Akin’s words to indicate a ‘gotcha.’ He quickly moved on to a different subject without missing a beat. This wasn’t even a minor gaffe. He was technically and scientifically accurate in what he said. This was an example of a media and political lynching.



What does he want to get out of this book? Is it written for revenge? To restart his political career? No, Todd Akin wants what he always wanted – what drove him to run for Congress successfully in the first place. “Everywhere, freedom’s enemies are busy twisting word meanings and attempting to force their opinions on others through what is known as ‘political correctness.’ We should resist this tactic by defending the truth and each other, especially those on our own team. We need to defend truth especially in those areas where liberals are attacking.”



“True freedom builds from the bottom up, and it starts with our ‘selves,’” he writes in “Firing Back.” “In early America, when people heard the word government, they would first think of how each of us, led by God’s Spirit, manages his or her own life. They called it ‘self-government.’ They understood that the character of a citizen was critical to the nature of the country. A nation peopled by wise, hardworking, loving citizens would be altogether different from a nation of dishonest, self-seeking rogues.” (p. 178)

But to be a self-governing people, there must be consensus on what is right and wrong, Akin suggests.

“Perhaps one of the greatest opportunities to return to good ideas and refute bad ideas is through the church,” he writes. “Churches exist in part to warn people of the bad consequences of bad ideas and teach obedience to God’s laws. The source of the Founders’ good ideas was the Bible. They saw the beautiful harmony between God’s Word and the natural world around them. Today, for all the good work our pastors do, many make the mistake of not applying the Bible to the critical issues of our day. This is probably one of the most urgently needed changes in America.” (p. 182)
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