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Kenneth Copeland Declares That Ted Cruz Has Been 'Called And Anointed' By God To Be The Next President

Earlier this year, Ted Cruz's father and primary presidential campaign surrogate, Rafael, spoke at televangelist Kenneth Copeland's church in Texas, where the controversial prosperity gospel preacher declared that Ted Cruz has been anointed by God to be the next president.

Copeland, who believes that he can destroy the Ebola virus by speaking in tongues, introduced the elder Cruz by asserting that "I believe, with all my heart, that his son is called and anointed to be the next president of the United States."

After Cruz spoke for an hour, delivering his standard presentation urging Christians to vote in order to beat back secularism and take control of this nation, Copeland asked him to recount how the Holy Spirit had descended upon a Cruz family prayer session and convinced Ted to seek the presidency, which Rafael took as a sign that "God has raised him up for such a time as this."

Then, several church elders gathered around Cruz in order to lay hands upon him and pray while Eagle Mountain International Church senior pastor George Pearsons proclaimed that "we are in the midst right now of the new birth of this nation."

"There's a new birth, right now, for America," Pearsons declared, "and it's taking place right before our eyes. And we will not set apart our responsibility and our duty to do what God has called us to do; we say, 'Yes, Lord, Yes, we will do exactly what You have called us to do' and we receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the outpouring of the Spirit over Washington, D.C. We see Congress praying, we see them seeking God, we see prayer coming back into our schools, we see the Bible coming back into our schools, we see abortion being turned around, we see this nation being completely restored, completely delivered, for it is a time the new birth of our nation and we're seeing it right before our eyes, now, in Jesus' name."

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/5/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/5/16

  • Franklin Graham is predicatbly unimpressed by President Obama's visit to a mosque because "Islam cannot save anyone from Hell or open the gates of Heaven."
  • Anti-choice activists are threatening to file ethics charges against the DA who indicted David Daleiden if she doesn’t drop the charges.
  • Some typically reasonable analysis from Pamela Geller: "It is no surprise that close to 70% of the Muslims surveyed will register Democrat, as the Democratic Party is the party of treason."
  • Todd Starnes says the "establishment" hates Ted Cruz because he’s "been a man of his word."
  • Jake MacAulay warns that if you vote for a candidate who won’t follow "God’s law," "you will stand before God and be judged for your failure to obey Him."
  • Bryan Fischer likes Ted Cruz because he will "provide statesmanlike leadership for spiritual renewal" if elected president.
  • Finally, FRC prays that conservative Christians will swing the election: "If the hostility toward Christians and the loss of religious liberty we have seen during the past eight years continues, we will see wholesale persecution of Christians in America in the not-too-distant future. If the church does not take a stand in an important election such as we now face, will it stand when jobs and careers are on the line because of the deeply held beliefs of its members? Will it stand when obedience to Christ requires disobedience to civil and other authorities who are commanding obedience to immoral policies, ordinances and laws? May this loss of religious liberty and the hostility toward Christians motivate each of us to pray and act in 2016 as never before!" 

'Revolution Is Coming': Glenn Beck Warns That Journalists Will Soon Be Murdered In The Streets

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck blamed Democrats for starting a "revolution" by supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement only to watch it spin so out of control that soon we'll be seeing journalists dragged into the streets and killed.

"You know that Hillary Clinton spoke highly of Occupy Wall Street," Beck said, "Barack Obama spoke highly of Occupy Wall Street. They all did. Those people were revolutionaries. We warned you at the time, you can't play with matches! And so, these same people who were encouraging the revolution are now looking and saying, 'Wait a minute, it's slipped through our fingers.'"

Warning that "those people who pour the gasoline" in fomenting revolution, thinking that they can control it, inevitably wind up becoming its victims, all Beck can say now is "I told you so."

"You people in the press had better pay attention," he stated, "because a revolution is coming and people are going to be so angry at what's going on and so angry at the press that they will pull you out of your seats in your own studios and kill you in the streets. We are getting very close to that."

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/4/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/4/16

  • "Coach" Dave Daubenmire warns that both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are ineligible to be president: "I have a feeling that five black-robed terrorists sitting across the street from the Capitol building will eventually be weighing in on the issue. What do you suppose are the odds of them ruling in favor of the first Hispanic Republican candidate?"
  • Tony Perkins blames the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell for "five years of sexual assaults, suicides, recruitment woes, and low morale" in the military.
  • After being forced out of business in America, the ex-gay "conversion" group JONAH has fled to Israel.
  • Ben Carson needs to come to grips with the reality that he is not going to be president.
  • The Center for Security Policy insists that it is neither "anti-Muslim" nor "Islamophobic."
  • Finally, Micah Clark of the American Family Association of Indiana says that "the victim today is not the homosexual activists. Hollywood and everybody in society upholds homosexuality. It's Christianity that is the target."

Bryan Fischer Says All Islamic Charities Are Merely Fronts For Funding Terrorism

On his program yesterday, notorious anti-Muslim radio host Bryan Fischer criticized President Obama for speaking at a mosque, asserting that there is no such thing as an Islamic charity because all such organizations are nothing more than fronts for funding terrorism.

"There's no such thing as an Islamic charity," he said. "That's just a ruse. That is a terrorist fundraising organization. You see any Islamic organization with the word 'relief' or 'foundation' or 'charity' in it, you are looking at an organization that raises money for terror."

When Christians start a charity, Fischer asserted, the motivation is to "provide charitable relief to needy people" but when Muslims start a charity, the true "purpose is to finance jihad."

"That is it's mission," he said. "That's why it exists and this whole business about it being a charity, being a foundation, that's just a cover to try to avoid suspicion."

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/3/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/3/16

  • If you are the sort of person who insists that Texas Supreme Court justices have the support of Kirk Cameron, then Rick Green is your man!
  • Rand Paul is the latest Republican presidential candidate to throw in the towel.
  • Donald Trump supporter Robert Jeffress says that he would have been willing to appear with other GOP presidential candidates but "Trump was the only one who asked me to pray at his events."
  • Rafael Cruz says that the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling was the "catalyst" for evangelicals coming out to vote for his son because it was "a direct frontal attack on religious liberty."
  • Dan Stein of NumbersUSA says immigrants are bringing disease: "Take a look at what happened to the Native Americans when they didn’t properly screen for contagious diseases back in 1620."
  • Finally, Linda Harvey calls upon pastors to preach against homosexuality and stop "apologizing to LGBT anarchists."

Glenn Beck Falsely Claims Hillary Clinton Promised To Implement A Single-Payer Health Care System

Just a few days before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton criticized her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders' plan to implement a single-payer health care system in America, so it would probably have been newsworthy if Clinton had then promised to implement just such a system during her Iowa victory speech.

Of course, that never made the news because Clinton never said it ... but that didn't stop Glenn Beck from "reporting" that she had on his television program last night.

"Last night, she said she would achieve a single-payer health care system," Beck stated. "Just four years ago, they were all saying that was a conspiracy theory, that there's no way any of them wanted a single-payer health care system. But apparently, Obamacare is exactly what we warned it would be: a system designed to crush the health care system and give the government an excuse to swoop in and implement a single-payer health care system. But who's the kook? Who's the crazy one? Who's the conspiracy theorist? Me? You? Or perhaps has the media and the left been lying to you the whole time?"

Beck repeated this claim on his radio program today, which utterly surprised his co-hosts, who could not imagine how they had not heard this piece of news, while Beck insisted that "he was pretty darn sure" it was true because "it was in my morning briefing." 

After admitting that he had not actually heard Clinton say this, Beck had his staff try to find any evidence the Clinton had made statement — after, of course, he'd already reported it on television the night before — but they came up empty, which was very confusing to Beck because he was sure that he had seen it in his briefing "and I don't think I misunderstood that."

This is another pretty telling example of how Beck "verifies" information before he goes out and reports it as fact on air: He simply doesn't bother.

UPDATE: Later in the radio broadcast, Beck reported that Clinton actually promised "universal health care for every single payer," which he insisted was essentially the same thing as single-payer health care. He's still wrong, as what Clinton actually said was that "I know that we can finish the job of universal health-care coverage for every single man, woman and child."

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