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Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 10/26/15

  • Guess who said it: “It has not been easy for me, and, you know, I started off in Brooklyn my father gave me a small loan of $1 million.” 
  • A new warning from Jesse Lee Peterson: “Chaos is on the rise in our cities. And I blame Barack Obama for stoking it. He has opened the gates of hell on America.” 
  • The first couple denied a marriage license by Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis have married
  • Speaking of Davis, Justice Kennedy appeared to address her case at a recent Harvard Law event where he said that “the rule of law is that, as a public official in performing your legal duties, you are bound to enforce the law.”

Televangelist: Gay Rights Will Lead To 'Catastrophic Natural Disasters' And Violent Persecution

Tennessee-based televangelist Perry Stone posted a “Major Alert” on his Facebook page yesterday to issue a dramatic warning about a plan to fine and imprison pastors who “publically say that the gay lifestyle is a sin.”

Of course, Religious Right activists have been making this bogus claim for years , but Stone reports that this nonexistent bill to criminalize free speech “has the support [of] over 100 House members and numerous Senators.”

He warned that violence and natural disasters are coming to America as a result of the gay rights movement: “It is the days of Elijah all over again, where the Spirit of Jezebel is after the heads (voices) of the men of God. There is serious government persecution coming to all who stand for truth, and when the ‘left’ becomes violent, as did the men of Sodom against Lot, threatening to rape him for his rebuke of their iniquity, God will change the game and the United States hedge will be removed and catastrophic natural disasters will be unleased.”

MAJOR ALERT: I have just been informed of a major plan by the extreme left, that has the support over 100 House members...

Posted by Perry Stone Ministries on Sunday, October 25, 2015


Linda Harvey: Halloween Hands Kids Over To Satan On A Silver Platter

On Friday, Mission America’s Linda Harvey delivered her annual Halloween warning, this time telling parents to keep their children away from the holiday festivities.

“Halloween celebrates the spirits of darkness like no other event,” she warned, claiming that demonic forces “are more active than ever in recent times in America because we are inviting their activity in our lives. So here’s my question about Halloween: Why hand your children to dark spiritual powers on a silver platter?”

While it starts with children trick-or-treating for candy, she said, it then turns into parties, which she said are demonic and dangerous.

God Gives Mike Huckabee An 'A,' Flunks Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump, According To Pastor

While several candidates’ campaigns have tried to claim the support of the Almighty, perhaps no one has laid it out more clearly than Rev. Steven Andrew of USA Christian Ministries, who released a statement today titled “God: Mike Huckabee ‘A,’ Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ‘F.’” And by God, he means Steven Andrew.

Andrew cited his group’s American Christian Voting Guide, which importantly notes, “A higher score means the greater God will bless the USA. Liberty, better jobs and God’s protection come from higher scores. Helping those with lower scores means more troubles from God’s judgment for disobeying the Holy Bible, as well as unjust laws against God.” The guide mentions Huckabee’s defense of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis as the reason why the former Arkansas governor came out on top of God’s list of candidates.

Huckabee may be the highest scoring current candidate, but he can’t compete with the Founding Fathers, to whom the guide gives an “A+” grade.

“Huckabee came from behind to win Iowa in 2008,” Andrew wrote in his statement today. “With Trump dropping in the Iowa polls, people will study the candidates further. I think they will see Huckabee is the most on God's side, especially for Christian religious liberty. That means voting for Huckabee will bring God's economic recovery and protection, since God rewards obedience.”

Andrew has previously claimed that “Starbucks hates God” and that “Starbucks, Nike, Amazon and others are doing the devil’s work” by backing gay marriage.

Religious Right Leader Reportedly Used Unwitting Missionaries As Spies, Endangering Christian Aid Workers

Before joining the Family Research Council (FRC) as its executive vice president, Gen. Jerry Boykin served in the Bush administration, where he most notably was repeatedly rebuked by the president after giving speeches in uniform painting the war on terror as a holy war against Islam. (The Army later reprimanded him again for leaking classified information).

Boykin has since claimed again and again that he was a victim of anti-Christian persecution during his time in the administration. Now, as a full-time Religious Right activist, Boykin frequently claims that President Obama is persecuting Christians at home and abroad.

He has claimed that the president backs terrorists who murder Christians and has even alleged that the president’s support for LGBT equality and reproductive rights at home are putting Christian lives at risk abroad. He has even charged that the Obama administration is pushing for anti-Christian violence here at home, talking about meeting Americans who want to “take up arms” and “fulfill their constitutional duty and take out the president.”

As it turns out, it seems that in his time in the Bush administration, Boykin was the one who was putting Christians at risk. The Intercept reported today that Boykin created a Pentagon program that put Christians in harm’s way by using missionaries, some of them unwitting, as spies.

By turning a Christian NGO into an American spy front, experts warned reporter Matthew Cole, Boykin’s program could endanger all Christian charitable workers who can now be accused by foreign governments of secretly working as American spies, possibly leading to imprisonment or execution.

Cole writes that Boykin’s “brainchild” was an operation to secretly steer around $15 million from the Pentagon to a group known as Humanitarian International Services Group (HISG), which Boykin and others then turned into a spying operation against North Korea.

The revelation that the Pentagon used an NGO and unwitting humanitarian volunteers for intelligence gathering is the result of a monthslong investigation by The Intercept. In the course of the investigation, more than a dozen current and former military and intelligence officials, humanitarian aid workers, missionaries, U.S. officials, and former HISG staffers were interviewed. The U.S. government officials who were familiar with the Pentagon operation and HISG’s role asked for anonymity because discussing classified military and intelligence matters would put them at risk of prosecution. The Pentagon had no comment on HISG or the espionage operations in North Korea.

Before it was finally dismantled in 2013, Hiramine’s organization received millions in funding from the Pentagon through a complex web of organizations designed to mask the origin of the cash, according to one of the former military officials familiar with the program, as well as documentation reviewed for this article.

The use of HISG for espionage was “beyond the pale” of what the U.S. government should be allowed to do, said Sam Worthington, president of InterAction, an association of nearly 200 American NGOs. The practice of using humanitarian workers as spies “violates international principles” and puts legitimate aid and development workers at risk, he argued.

“It is unacceptable that the Pentagon or any other U.S. agency use nonprofits for intelligence gathering,” Worthington said. “It is a violation of the basic trust between the U.S. government and its civic sector.”

HISG had experience shipping “medical equipment, clothing, and disaster relief supplies around the world,” and would later use those services to move military equipment.

The Pentagon tasked [HISG founder Kay] Hiramine with gathering the intelligence it needed inside North Korea, and Hiramine would in turn utilize HISG’s access to the country to complete the assignments, according to two former military officials with knowledge of the effort. Hiramine, in his role as CEO of HISG, tapped Christian missionaries, aid workers, and Chinese smugglers to move equipment into and around North Korea — none of whom had any idea that they were part of a secret Pentagon operation.

Because American intelligence has so few assets inside North Korea, much of Hiramine’s task was to find transportation routes to move military equipment — and potentially clandestine operatives — in and around the country. The Pentagon would eventually move sensors and small radio beacons through Hiramine’s transportation network, according to another former military official. Much of what Hiramine was doing was what the military refers to as “operational preparation of the environment,” or OPE, a category that encompasses clandestine intelligence gathering and prepositioning equipment inside a country for future conflicts.

The North Korean government frequently accuses its foreign prisoners of spying for the West or trying to overthrow the government. One such prisoner was American missionary Kenneth Bae, whose case become a cause célèbre of the FRC, which used his imprisonment in North Korea to criticize Obama for supposedly failing to defend Christians abroad. As Lee Fang, a contributor to the Intercept report, put it, Boykin condemns Muslims and gays for supposedly “persecuting Christians” while his own actions “endangered Christian charities across the world.”

Programs like the one Boykin reportedly helped create threaten to give governments like North Korea a reason to clampdown on NGOs and aid workers, including missionaries, by claiming that they are working as American spies.

Fears that this would happen led to the dissolution of the program, and HISG not-so-coincidentally shut its doors not long afterwards. A group steering Pentagon dollars to HISG also closed down, donating “its remaining funds as a gift to the federal government.”

The longer HISG operated and became more legitimate, the more opportunities would be available to U.S. military and intelligence officials to run operations in other countries as they had in North Korea. In other words, Hiramine’s ability to use HISG to form partnerships and working relationships with other unsuspecting aid workers and missionaries would give the Pentagon more places to spy, according to one of the former military officials. That official would not say whether Hiramine was tasked with operating in countries besides North Korea.

“If these people had been caught and tried and executed in downtown Pyongyang you’d really understand the risk,” said Robert Baer, a retired CIA officer who spent more than 20 years conducting espionage operations.

Using humanitarian and aid workers for gathering intelligence has always been risky. U.S. intelligence policy prohibits using American clergy, journalists, or Peace Corps volunteers as a cover to conduct espionage. Using NGOs is not strictly prohibited, but though it is not unprecedented, it is dangerous.

In recent years, the risk of using legitimate aid workers as cover for spying has had deadly repercussions.

In 2012, now-retired Adm. William McRaven, the commander of the Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid, shut down the North Korea spying program.

McRaven told us he shut it down because he was nervous about the flap if it ever got out that the Pentagon had used a bunch of evangelicals and missionaries as spies,” said one former military officer, adding that if the program had produced better intelligence McRaven would have considered keeping it up and running. McRaven did not respond to a request for comment.

In January 2013, Hiramine and his fellow HISG executives announced to their employees that they were shuttering the organization. “We got no warning,” said Jennings, the former HISG program director. “We had no jobs, no severance, and no explanation. All they said was ‘we lost our funding.’”

Michael Savage Warns That SNL And Larry David Are Ushering In Sharia Law

Last week, conservative radio host Michael Savage fumed over Larry David’s impersonation of Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live, saying it was a direct attack on him as it ignored his much better impersonation of Sanders.

He claimed that SNL tried to cover up Sanders’ supposed “Soviet-style politics” by purportedly avoiding jokes about his views on socialism.

“The reason Saturday Night Live made believe that they were ridiculing Bernie Sanders was to weaken Michael Savage’s strong performance, where not only is ‘Bernie Sanders the lunatic’ ridiculed, but more particularly Bernie Sanders’ more insane Soviet economics are exposed through my comedy,” he boasted, before claiming that when shows like SNL “see a genuine threat emerge on the other side in the form of someone who is as talented as I am and they take on one of their cultural icons, they bring in their biggest guns to try and triangulate the opposition.”

Savage concluded that SNL was paving the way for the imposition of Sharia law in the U.S. by keeping people distracted from the supposed Muslim threat.

He alleged that Muslims “pretending to be refugees” from countries like Syria are part of a concerted Islamist campaign that “threatens to drown the world and drag us into a 1,000 years of darkness.” Thanks to SNL and “snide Brooklyn vermin like Larry David,” he said, Americans are ignoring this menace while “Muslims gain a majority through their multiple breeding” and “gain control of the military.”

The always modest Savage host then hailed himself as a hero for warning the people: “I am the George Washington of my time. I am the Paul Revere of my time.”

“My friends, if you want Sharia law then listen to Saturday Night Live while stoned on marijuana,” he said. “If you think you’re just smoking a j and having a good night, you don’t understand that they’ve been brain-deadening you for years.”

Because Hollywood is aiming to ruin the image of America and “make everyone doubt their own country,” Savage said, groups like ISIS now seem “not that bad.” Along with the entertainment industry, he also blamed Ivy League schools, which he said “pollute” the minds of students and “give your daughter a condom and tell her to sleep with her sorority sister,” for contributing to “the weakening of the moral fiber” of America and consequently “the meltdown of a nation.”

“Now nature abhors a vacuum,” Savage continued, a vacuum which he suggests will be filled by radical Islamists.

He concluded that David and other comedians have helped bring America down by having “melted the society down with their cynicism, juvenile cynicism,” and now “the Islamists are seeing this for what it is, utter weakness,” which they will in turn exploit with mass immigration.

Pat Robertson: Gay Marriage Is Still Illegal!

Televangelist Pat Robertson reacted to the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality with warnings about bestialityimprisonmenttyrannyfinancial collapse and God’s wrath.

And today, he advised a “The 700 Club” viewer to respond to gay marriage supporters by making the case that the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling is only an opinion that can only impact the “couple of people” directly involved in the case. The ruling would only have a wider impact if Congress or state legislatures pass gay marriage bills, Robertson claimed, making the same specious argument made by other Religious Right leaders such as Mike Huckabee.

“In the legal system, party A sues party B over marriage, ‘I want to get married to them,’ and the court says, ‘Okay, you can get married,’” he explained. “That doesn’t mean that I’ve got to get married to homosexuals, it doesn’t mean that you have to nor does it mean that it’s the law of the land. Congress didn’t pass any law. Your state legislature didn’t pass a law. So you’re not under anything, it’s a decision of the court having to do with a couple of people. Now they would like to make it bigger than that but, in terms of the Constitution, it isn’t.”

While Robertson is correct that no one will be forced to “get married to homosexuals,” the Obergefell ruling has struck down bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.

Pat Robertson: Husband Should Make Financial Decisions Because 'God Has Made You The High Priest Of The Family'

Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson fielded a question from a man who wanted to know whether he should pay tithes on his entire paycheck or just half of it, since he shares assets with his wife who is opposed to tithing.

Robertson, unsurprisingly, said that he must tithe on the whole paycheck, since “like it or not, you’re the head of the household and God has made you the high priest of the family.”

“What comes into your paycheck is yours,” he said, so “you don’t have to split it.”

GOP Rep: 'Benedict Obama' Is 'Anti-American'

Last week, Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, spoke with conservative radio host Sam Malone about President Obama’s decision to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, citing concerns about its provisions on sequestration, spending on wasteful projects and Guantanamo Bay.

While Obama at no point said that he was vetoing the $612 billion bill because it raises pay for the troops, Olson seemed to suggest otherwise.

“He became ‘Benedict Obama’ or ‘Barack Arnold,’” Olson said. “He refused to sign a bill to give our troops a pay raise, Sam, he refused for darn politics. A guy died in Iraq yesterday, he sent them to die yesterday, and he won’t give them a dang pay raise for politics.” He then called the president “anti-American.”

Mike Huckabee Warns Of Cover-up After Investigation Debunks Phony IRS Scandal

Mike Huckabee said last week that a Justice Department investigation that debunked right-wing claims that the IRS targeted conservative groups only confirms in his mind that the IRS was going after conservatives all along.

Speaking with Fox News pundit Todd Starnes, who was guest-hosting the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” radio program, Huckabee said that the fact that investigators didn’t find any wrongdoing at the tax agency proves that the DOJ is covering up the supposed scandal and — like the IRS — has become politicized under the Obama administration.

“That’s exactly what I expected them to do,” he said. “This is a Justice Department that cannot be trusted to really look at things objectively. It’s been a very politically run Justice Department.”

The Republican presidential candidate added that the DOJ’s decision not to press charges in the matter “is just the kind of thing that makes people increasingly frustrated, angry and ready to start the revolution against Washington.”

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