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Like His Wife, Joe Davis Has Now Become A Religious Right Celebrity

Yesterday, the Family Research Council announced that Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who became a Religious Right hero for prohibiting her office from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, would be receiving an award at its upcoming Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.

It turns out that Kim is not the only member of the family who has been transformed into a Religious Right celebrity, as her second/fourth husband Joe Davis will be a featured speaker at an upcoming "Stand in the Gap for Truth" rally being organized by the Tennessee Pastors Network, which is an arm of the American Pastors Network.

Davis will be speaking along with Richard Land, E.W. Jackson, Rafael Cruz and several others:

Joe Davis had been living a quiet life in Kentucky with his wife, Kim. But this summer, the Davises were thrown into the national spotlight over religious freedoms and the rights all Americans have when it comes to their closely held religious convictions.

As Kim returned to work in the Rowan County’s clerk’s office yesterday, after being jailed for six days for refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple, Joe is traveling to Nashville to rally others to stand for their freedoms like his wife did.

On Thursday, Joe Davis, often seen wearing his signature straw hat and overalls, will be a part of an exciting and much-needed event that will help motivate Tennesseans to defend their religious freedom and uphold God’s design for the nation at the “Stand in the Gap for Truth” Rally, hosted by the Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN,

Starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 17, the rally will take place at the Legislative Plaza, 301 6th Ave N in Nashville. Pastors throughout Tennessee who are part of TNPN will partner with state legislators to host the event that will engage Tennesseans to address the most talked-about issues of the day such as shifting marriage and family foundations, an unworkable immigration system, weak terrorism laws, failing education, a damaging nationalized health care system, lack of religious freedom protections and the blatant violation of the U.S. Constitution.

“This summer, Kim and Joe Davis have been a part of a religious freedom battle of a lifetime,” said TNPN President Dale Walker. “And now, we are honored to welcome Joe to the ‘Stand in the Gap for Truth’ Rally, as he has shared about their experiences that have essentially changed this nation’s history. We are thankful for those like the Davises who have stood for freedom—not only for themselves, but for all Americans. In Nashville on Thursday, we want to fill the Legislative Plaza with thousands who want to take that stand, too.”

Right Wing Round-Up - 9/14/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 9/14/15

  • Apparently, "this whole ISIS ordeal was orchestrated to garner pity from the western world hoping that we would offer shelter to the refugees" in order to "plant scads of ISIS agents in the refugee hopefuls, therefore making a mass deposit of terrorists in Western Nations."
  • After rather suddenly ending her radio program last year, Religious Right radio host Janet Mefferd returned with a new radio program today.
  • Jesse Lee Peterson climbs aboard the "Kim Davis is a modern-day Rosa Parks" bandwagon.
  • Remember, Glenn Beck doesn't even know anybody who is anti-gay.
  • Finally, some deep thoughts from Steve Deace: "The Rainbow Jihad is much more than an attempt to promote a behavior Western Civilization cast aside as barbaric centuries ago. It is the lethal scimitar malevolently wielded by progressives in the cultural battlefield for one existential purpose."

Fischer: Impeach Judge Bunning For Imposing An Unconstitutional 'Religious Test' On Kim Davis

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer called on Congress to remove U.S. District Judge David Bunning from office for supposedly imposing a "religious test" on Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis by requiring her to do her job.

As Fischer sees it, the Constitution prohibits requiring a religious test to hold public office and so by holding Davis in contempt for preventing the county clerk's office from issuing marriage licenses, Bunning was unconstitutionally imposing a religious test by declaring that Christians are not allowed to hold public office.

It is Davis, of course, who is imposing her religious views on everyone else, but Fischer thinks that not allowing her to do that amounts to the imposition of an unconstitutional religious test.

"He imposed a religious test on Kim Davis," Fischer said. "He said if your religion does not allow you to affirm homosexual behavior and homosexual marriage, you can't work here. So basically, he instituted a ban on Christians serving in public office because of your religion. I'm applying a religious test to you, you've got to have a religious view that is okay with gay marriage are you are not going to be allowed to serve in public office."

Therefore, he said, "it would clearly be appropriate for Judge Bunning to be impeached and to be removed from office."

Glenn Beck: A 'Massive Crisis' Is Coming That Will Unleash The Worst Evil The World Has Ever Seen

Glenn Beck issued yet another dire warning on his radio program today, telling listeners that a "massive crisis" is on its way which will unleash the worst evil that the world has ever seen.  But people shouldn't give up hope, Beck said, because it'll all work out for the glory of God.

"The arm of God is starting to move," Beck said, "and I'm sorry to say that I think massive crisis is coming our way ... It will happen, I think sooner rather than later, but a massive crisis is coming."

"I truly believe ... Man, there's times that I say things that I know are true and this is one of them," he continued, later in the broadcast. "8/28 is more than a date, it is a lifestyle, but it is also a promise. Romans 8:28. Summary: No matter what happens, all of it is going to be for Him. All of it will work into His plan."

"He is going to take some of the worst things that we have ever seen in our lifetime and, quite honestly, some of the worst things that any human being has seen that is alive today — now think about all of those people who survived the Holocaust who are still living today — worse things than anyone who is alive today has ever seen, we will see in the next five to eight years," Beck said. "But understand, have great faith because all of it will be to His good and glory."

Theodore Shoebat: Force Gays To Submit To Christianity Through 'Death And Strong Suppression'

Last week, virulently anti-gay activist Theodore Shoebat posted a video declaring that gays have a deeply demonic desire to murder Christians and warning all the "sodomites" that they will one day be violently forced to submit to Christian values.

Citing reports that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis had received death threats for refusing to allow the county office to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, Shoebat said that this should come as no surprise because every gay person harbors a violent desire to kill Christians.

"When we see these threats, it really shines a light on the demonic and satanic and violent desires that these homos have," he said. "Do not think for a second that the sodomites would treat us peacefully! Do not think for a second that the sodomites do not want to commit persecution against Christians. I do not hesitate at all to say that the sodomites — and I say this with confidence — that the sodomites would not hesitate to kill people like me, to kill Kim Davis, to kill other Christians, to kill anyone who is opposing their agenda."

But gay activists will not be allowed to get away with persecuting and murdering Christians, Shoebat vowed, because right-wing militias are already rising up to protect people like Davis and to force gays to submit to Christianity.

"It's either/or," Shoebat declared. "You either make the sodomites submit to Christian morality, to the law of God, to the law of Heaven or they will force you to submit. There is no other choice ... This is a message to you sodomites out there, if you are listening, expect to one day submit to us and submit to the law of God."

And just in case Shoebat wasn't clear on how exactly he intends to make gays submit to the law of God, he wrote a separate post once again calling for them to be put to death:

Since homosexuality is against the sacrament of marriage, which is the building block of society, then it is against the common good, and the very Faith of our civilization, and thus is an enemy to the Christian people and should be treated as sedition. Let the heretics who believe in such license read where St. Paul refers to these sodomites as “deserving of death,” and also those who “approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:32), and let them dare say that homosexuality should be allowed in a Christian society ... A small step is a great fall, and a little leaven spoils the whole batch; if we allow such wickedness to be done in incriminates [sic], then they will soon be done in great numbers. Crush the eggs of the baby serpents before they hatch. The sodomite, the atheist, the fanatic feminist, the Muslim — all such must be deemed as criminals and enemies to civilization, for they war against the Faith, promote death and hate life.

They should be told to leave their wicked ways under coercion, and if that does not work, then death and strong suppression is the only solution. We cannot allow someone the freedom to do evil, for this will only increase the presence of darkness in the society, and it will become an internal enemy ... Let the governments take up the Holy Cross, and destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8) Let it destroy the advancers of antichrist, and utterly annihilate the acolytes of the evil doctrines of Sodom. Christus vincit!

Allow us to point out once again that Shoebat is not just some fringe zealot, but was actually featured in Janet Porter's anti-gay documentary "Light Wins" along with several Republican members of Congress and GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul.

Right Wing Round-Up - 9/11/15

  • Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Challenge to ‘un-Africanness’ of homosexuality; LGBT Catholics in Africa face church cooperation with persecution; lesbian cartoon project debuts in bangladesh under shadow of violence; Global LGBT Recap.
  • Joe Jervis: State House Boots Adulterous Anti-Gay Tea Party Reps Todd Courser & Cindy Gamrat.
  • Michelle Conlin @ Reuters: Touting morality, billionaire Texas brothers top 2016 donor list.
  • Media Matters: IA Radio Host Jan Mickelson: Justices Kagan, Ginsburg Should Have Recused Themselves From Marriage Equality Case Because They're "Liberal Jews".
  • Zack Ford @ Think Progress: The Kim Davis Saga May Last Until At Least January, If Not Longer.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 9/11/15

  • Laurie Higgins hails Kim Davis: "Her action has exposed the alienating actions and hostility of those in and out of government who are hell-bent on subordinating First Amendment protections to the pagan sexual revolution that, like the 'corpse flower,' is coming into full fetid bloom."
  • Deacon Keith Fournier hopes that the Davis saga will lead to a "Christian revolution."
  • The Kentucky state lawmaker who put Davis in touch with Mat Staver "doesn’t believe Liberty Counsel would advise Davis to fight a battle she is likely to lose simply to advance its own causes or interests." That is literally laughable.
  • Linda Harvey says that gay marriage is not based on "real love": "This is not authentic love. Real love does not relish and exalt sin, as we know from scripture. Real love rejoices in the truth."
  • Finally, Todd Starnes and Erick Stakelbeck will host a panel discussion next week on "The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Christianity: The Rise of Radical Islam, Militant Atheism and Intolerant Homosexuality."

Ray Comfort To Use Kim Davis' Return To Work To Promote His Own Anti-Gay Movie

On Monday, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is scheduled to return to work after having been freed from jail for repeatedly refusing to allow her office to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis has been ordered not to interfere with the issuing of such licenses going forward, but it seems pretty clear that she has no intention of obeying that court order and so lots of media outlets are expected to be on hand to see how she responds if faced with another gay couple seeking a marriage license.

Today, Ray Comfort appeared on Bryan Fischer's radio program to announce that he intends to take advantage of the anticipated media presence next week to promote his own anti-gay film, "Audacity," by traveling to Kentucky to hand out books, t-shirts, and copies of the movie while a plane towing a massive banner flies overhead.

The media has not paid much attention to his film, Comfort complained, nor to its message to gays that God will hold them "morally accountable" and send them to Hell for their behavior and so he intends to bring his message directly to the media gathered at the Rowan County clerk's office.

Prepare For The End Times To Start Next Week ... Possibly ... But Maybe Not

For months, various Religious Right activists have been warning that some sort of calamity will strike America in September as God unleashes His judgment for abortion, and gay marriage, and general disrespect, possibly even bringing about the End Times.

These same activists, of course, have also been very careful to hedge their bets, repeatedly acknowledging that nothing at all might happen because God "doesn't have to work according to our schedule or understanding." But the feeling that some  sort of spiritually significant event is about to occur seems to be one that is widely shared among the Religious Right's End Times fanatics, such as Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries.

Markell appeared on American Family Radio's "Today's Issues" earlier this week, where she was asked whether Christians should expect the End of Days to begin next week and she declared that indeed they should ... possibly ... but maybe not ... but, still, it might be wise to be prepared just in case.

"I think because there are about 25 things converging in September," she said, "I think the question is: Could all of this be coincidence? Of the 25 — and we can't go through them all — between the Shemitah, the Jewish high holy days, the Pope's visit, and so much more, a global government, the discussion of the United Nations at the end of September, the list goes on and on and on and on."

"Having said that," she hedged, "do we go out on a limb and start predicting end of the world type things? I think we've got to be really careful with that because, remember, there had been some people who have tried the date setting throughout the last 50 years or so and then those dates don't come to pass and then Christians stand with egg on their face."

"But, on the other side of the coin," Markell then pivoted, "when you've got between 20 and 30 things converging in September ... at the very least, we need to sound a warning to be prepared."

Christians should store up food and water and money, Markell recommended, "but I don't think we should go off the deep end."

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