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Ted Cruz Urges Pastors To Preach Against Planned Parenthood This Sunday

In recent weeks, Ted Cruz has really stepped up his efforts to become the Religious Right's candidate of choice in the GOP primary, even partnering with radical Christian nationalist David Lane for a conference call earlier this week seeking to mobilize right-wing pastors to pressure Congress to shut down the government, if necessary, in the effort to defund Planned Parenthood.

Cruz is continuing this effort by sending out an email today via David Barton's WallBuilders network urging pastors to use their sermons this weekend to preach against Planned Parenthood and even providing a link to a sample sermon for them to use.

Provided by Lane's American Renewal Project, the sermon warns that God will harshly judge America for the sin of legal abortion and explicitly calls upon those in the congregation to contact their representatives in Congress to demand an end to any funding for Planned Parenthood:

Proverbs provides clear insight into God’s character. He has a personal hatred for seven things. God judges them to be so odious that they are an abomination to Him. His character will never allow His hatred of an abomination to evolve into a toleration of it.  His children should be resolved to reflect His character, not to redefine it.

The Wise give shape to their personal and national character by loving what God loves and hating what God hates. Fools worship gods created by their vain imagination. They drift from the compass of God’s character. Their ears become deaf to His voice and their hearts become calloused to the touch of His hand. Any accumulative error of moral judgment is disastrous on a personal and a national level.

The abomination of any individual or any nation begins with the first act of disobedience to God. He finds rebellion disgusting, abhorrent and repugnant because it leads to a separation from Him and a loss of intimacy with Him.

When an individual or a nation stiff arms the character of God and embraces an abomination as the law of the land, it ends in disaster. When rebellious people disregard the compass of the most powerful, it is a very short step to dismembering the bodies of the most vulnerable. Like other nations, America has taken that step. It is time for a turnaround.

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Recent videos exposing the gruesome practice of Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of the organs of babies from their mother’s womb. Exposing evil to the light of day has brought waves of sorrow to millions of tenderhearted people. Sorrow is redemptive only when it leads to repentance. Repentance requires a stopping point and a turning point. Without both there is no Spiritual Awakening on a personal or a national level.

There must be a point in which the accumulative error of an evil decision thrust upon the nation by secularist jurists stops. It must be followed by a turnaround that is spiritual, not political. That day has come. Let the breath in your lungs be used to pray for it to begin in your own heart.

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A repentant person turns towards Jesus, and receives God’s forgiveness. A praying church mobilizes an army of repentant people calling on God to use His children as instruments to guide lost people and a wayward nation back to The Father. God can do more in five minutes, through the life of one obedient person than millions of rebels can accomplish in 50 years of their own effort. Be the one. The Victory is His. Pray for it. It is only a breath away.

After you pray for your life to be back on course, pray for your Congressmen and Senators to hear from God regarding the ending of the slaughter of the innocent. Let them know that you are praying for them, and you are expecting them to do the right thing. You will no longer tolerate any excuse when they have the chance to vote to end government sponsored support of the murder and dismemberment of babies in this session of Congress. God hates it. You can stop it. For God’s sake, make it happen.

Staver And Barber Liken Ben Carson To A Nazi Doctor

A few weeks ago, amid the ongoing smear campaign falsely alleging that Planned Parenthood profits off the illegal sale of body parts from aborted fetuses, it was revealed that GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson had done medical research using tissue from aborted fetuses in the past.

Carson defended the practice but his explanation didn't make much sense and it certainly has not convinced Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver or Matt Barber, who likened Carson to a Nazi doctor on their "Faith and Freedom" radio program today.

While never mentioning Carson by name, Staver and Barber made it clear that they do not buy his "convoluted" defense, with Staver saying that "any of the research on these aborted babies is immoral, unethical, and contributes to the abortion practice," and so "there is no way that you can legitimately defend that practice."

Barber agreed, saying, "During the Nuremberg trials with Nazi Germany, there were some doctors that were placed on trial ... As he was on trial and kind of trying to rationalize the atrocities that he took part in, he basically said, 'Well, as long as they were torturing and killing these Jewish people anyway, it would be stupid not to take their body parts and to do medical research on them.' That's exactly what this Republican candidate, by the way, said relative to the research on these aborted children. There is no difference."

Meet Glenn Beck's New Racial Reconciliation Experts

Alice Patterson is a Texas-based Religious Right activist who also has ties to the movement of self-proclaimed modern-day prophets and apostles known as the New Apostolic Reformation, so much so that she joined then-Gov. Rick Perry on stage during his NAR-heavy "The Response" prayer rally back in 2011.

Much of her effort is focused on "Bridging the Racial and Political Divide," by which she means working to bring African Americans into the Republican party, and in that capacity, she has long maintained close ties to GOP operative and Religious Right quack historian David Barton.

She is also the sort of person who believes that the removal of prayer from public schools resulted in the assassination of president John F. Kennedy:

Passivity caused the court cases that removed prayer from our public schools to remain, causing the protective wall around the United States, our schools and our government to crumble. The very next year President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. The country mourned but the protective walls were not restored.

She believes that both the Democratic and Republican parties are literally controlled by demons, with the latter having caused former President George W. Bush to do many ungodly things:

Patterson warns that "the further you get up the ladder in Washington, D. C. or state government, the harder it is to withstand the power of the Ahab structure if you’re a Republican" ... which is why President George W. Bush did so many ungodly things, like appointing "an open homosexual to high office," meeting with Muslims, and failing to pass a federal marriage amendment:

Although the Republican Party Platform is full of virtue, many individual Republicans tolerate what the platform does not. Take former evangelical President George W. Bush. Here are just a few of his actions that align with King Ahab’s tolerance of Jezebel.

• He was the first Republican President to appoint an open homosexual to high office— Scott Evertz to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.

• After the Islamic terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001, President Bush invited 50 ambassadors from Muslim countries for a traditional meal and prayer at the White House in November 2001 to mark the start of Ramadan. A Republican President was the first to invite Muslims to pray in the White House. President Barack Obama continued the celebration of Ramadan in the White House, but it was started by a Republican President.

• President and Mrs. Bush bowed before the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.

• President Bush “removed his shoes, entered a mosque and praised Islam for inspiring ‘countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity and morality.’ For the second time since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the president yesterday visited Washington’s oldest mosque, the Islamic Center, where Muslims from 75 nations gather to worship. Bush marked the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by praising Islam as a hopeful religion of mercy and tolerance.”

• President Bush outraged evangelicals by stating that he believes that Christians and Muslims worship the same god.

• In 2004 President Bush campaigned in favor of a Marriage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says that marriage is between one man and one woman. However, when he was elected, he said no more about it. If he had put as much importance on it as he did in reforming Social Security, the Marriage Amendment would have passed through Congress. He even said on several occasions that he supported civil unions, which give the same rights as marriage to same-sex couples.

• President Bush proved over and over again that he was an Ahab.

So, naturally, when Barton was helping Glenn Beck co-host Beck's television program last night, he brought Patterson on in person so that she could discuss her efforts at "bridging the racial divide" ... and Beck was so impressed by her and her fellow guest, San Antonio pastor and anti-gay activist Charles Flowers, that he announced that he is going to start doing an entire series of programs featuring the duo in coming weeks:

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/27/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/27/15

  • Donald Trump loves the Bible so much that he doesn't even want to talk about it because it is just too personal.
  • "This is the time I was born for," says Glenn Beck.
  • There is a pretty obvious "explanation for the reason we weren’t able to find Saddam’s nukes": He buried them in the desert and now they're going to be found by ISIS and used against the U.S. Thanks, Obama!
  • Ted Cruz brags that 'if you look at Donald Trump's immigration plan, many of the elements of that plan are directly from legislation that I've introduced in the Senate and that I've been fighting for."
  • Finally, Erik Rush says that if communists had simply been murdered en masse back in the 1920s, everything would be fine today:
  • Now, I’m not even going to pretend to be objective here; remember, I’m the guy who said that the federal government, the states, organized militias – someone – should have taken it upon themselves to cut down communist marchers with tommy guns en masse back in the 1920s, that communism should have been banned outright, and that comprehensive counterintelligence programs should have been implemented to quash the advancement of any person or organization even remotely evidencing communist or socialist leanings. Had these things occurred, America would not at this very moment be teetering on the brink of totalitarian collectivism with a cabal of subversive radicals at the helm. "

Glenn Beck And Jonathan Cahn Agree That God's Judgment Is Imminent ... Maybe

Glenn Beck spent an entire hour of his radio program today interviewing Jonathan Cahn about his "Mystery of the Shemitah" theory, which postulates that some massive calamity — possibly an economic meltdown, possibly a terrorist attack, possibly a natural disaster — is going to strike the United States on September 13.

Unsurprisingly, Cahn was in complete agreement with Beck's own prophetic vision that America has reached a "tipping point" and that God is giving us one last warning before judgment and destruction befall us. After once again carefully hedging his bets by asserting that it's entirely possible that nothing at all will happen in September, Cahn warned that we are in a very "dangerous period" thanks especially to the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling.

"I'm not going to be politically correct," he said. "It wasn't long ago that we crossed another line and Supreme Court struck down the biblical definition of marriage. That is major."

Saying that the decision was "an act of desecration," Cahn warned that "marriage is a sacred vessel of God. We cannot change that. We have done something major. We have crossed the line not long ago and now we are heading to the climax of this period. So, yeah, I totally agree. We are at a dangerous period where we are war with the very things that founded this nation."

Rafael Cruz: 'The Devil Overplayed His Hand' With SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

As we have noted before, Rafael Cruz, father of senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, is essentially a poor man's David Barton since a significant amount of his stump speech consists of information that he has lifted directly from Barton's own presentations.

While speaking last week to a gathering in Georgia, Cruz incorporated Barton's latest false claim that the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling will now force churches to hire gays into his own speech as well.

During his speech, which was clearly a campaign event for his son as the father is a frequent campaign surrogate and he finished his remarks by explaining why Ted is the best candidate in the GOP primary before handing out endorsement forms to those in attendance, the elder Cruz declared that "the Devil overplayed his hand" with the gay marriage decision.

"The Devil always overplays his hand," he said, "and the Devil overplayed his hand with that decision on June 26. You've got to realize that that decision was not about homosexual marriage, that decision was a decision against religious liberty. What was the basis for their decision? It was the 14th Amendment. That means they're calling homosexuality a civil right. Understand me well, if they're calling homosexuality a civil right, that means that the next obvious step is a homosexual may come to your church and demand to be hired, whether as pastor or a janitor is immaterial, and if you say, 'I'm sorry I cannot hire you because it violates my religious faith,' you're going to be slapped with a civil rights discrimination lawsuit. Or they may come to your Christian ministry or to your Christian school or to your private business. Civil rights discrimination lawsuits are going to be a dime a dozen."

Glenn Beck's Simple Solution For Defeating ISIS: Destroy Them With Fuel-Air Bombs

On his television program last night, Glenn Beck again spelled out his simple solution for defeating ISIS once and for all by just dropping a fuel-air bomb on them.

As Beck sees it, completely destroying ISIS simply requires a willingness to brutally wipe them out and then just go home, but America won't do that "because we are trapped in a politically correct box."

"You go in there and you blitzkrieg, you wipe it out," Beck said ,"and you say, 'Never again, you don't do that ever again, don't touch us, we activate this and it is Hell on earth.' And then you come home; you don't rebuild anybody, you don't do any of that. You wait and wait and wait and wait until you have no other options and then you hit them hard."

Claiming that the U.S. is currently hitting ISIS "with flowers and cupcakes," Beck declared that we need to just start dropping fuel-air bombs on them, incinerating them with fire while sucking all of the oxygen out of the area.

"That's what has to happen to win a war," he said. "You suck the air out the room, you make your opponent gasp. We're not prepared to do that, so you cannot fight this war until your prepared to be brutal in killing people. Period."

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/26/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/26/15

  • A warning from Linda Harvey: "When our dominant religious institutions degenerate into advocating inhumane 'human rights' and unhealthy, bizarre sex practices, America needs to take note. The end of civilization may be closer than we think."
  • The Josh Duggar saga rolls on.
  • President Donald Trump will win the War on Christmas: "I will assault that. I will go so strongly against so many of the things, when they take away the word Christmas. I go out of my way to use the word Christmas."
  • Peter Brimelow says "I think we should simply invade Cuba and overthrow the communist regime. Then maybe America could have Miami back."
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer knows what is to blame for today's killing for a journalist and cameraman in Virginia: "The problem was not that there were too many guns in this situation, it was that there were too few."
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