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Carl Gallups Calls Upon Sheriffs To Threaten To Arrest Target Store Managers

Donald Trump-loving right-wing pastor and conspiracy theorist Carl Gallups appeared on TheDove TV's "Focus Today" program yesterday, where he called upon sheriffs to tell managers of Target stores in their communities that they will be arrested if they follow the company policy of allowing transgender individuals to use facilities that match their gender identity.

Bragging that he is a "sworn special deputy" in Arizona under extremist Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, Gallups also called upon sheriffs all over the nation to arrest anyone who follows Obama administration guidelines for respecting the rights of transgender students.

Falsely claiming that the Obama administration's policy allows male teachers or janitors to take showers with female students, Gallups declared that he "is calling upon sheriffs all over this nation: man up!"

"Sheriffs needs to go to Target managers operating in their counties," Gallups proclaimed, "and say, 'I am the chief constitutional law enforcement officer of this county. If a man purposely goes into the women's room in your store, I will arrest the man and I will arrest you, mister manager, for aiding and abetting in a crime."

More Profound Insights From Glenn Beck: Parting The Red Sea Was 'God's Empire State Building'

Every few months, Glenn Beck gets worked up as he attempts to deliver some message that he believes contains profound insights but which ends up being little more than incoherent nonsense, as he demonstrated again on his television show last night.

After spending the entire program telling his studio audience that America is utterly doomed regardless of whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becomes president, Beck tried to leave them "with a little bit of hope" by explaining that the parting of the Red Sea was "God's Empire State Building."

Just as man took things that already existed and used them to construct the Empire State Building, God took the wind and used it to part the Red Sea, Beck explained. He said that God is also capable of taking nothing and turning it into something, as He did with the atom, but both efforts require God's full attention because if He turns away, they collapse.

Similarly, Beck has been trying to build some "revolutionary" things, but they require his full attention because "when we want do to a revolution, we had better stay in all the time — go, go, go, go, go, go, go — because if you let go and you turn your face, it goes back to its natural space."

"God really helps those who are doing a revolutionary thing," Beck declared. "As long as we are putting all of our power into it, He has to be there every step of the way, putting all of His power in us as well."

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/9/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 6/9/16

  • Robert Jeffress says that conservative Christians "are going to realize ... there is no choice in this election except to vote for Donald Trump" because the only thing that matters is the Supreme Court.
  • Thrice-married adulterer Newt Gingrch says that Trump is "totally virtuous" compared with Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  • Bill Muehlenberg says that atheists are consumed by "their hatred of God ... [which] explains their love of abortion, their hatred of marriage and family, their rejection of traditional morality, and their enmity to America and the West."
  • Michael Brown seems to think that gay and transgender people should just stay in the closet for the sake of their families.
  • Anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez is abandoning his teaching postion to save his soul.
  • Finally, Richard Land says America has "a really bad disease called rebellion against God."

Paul Blair Claims The Ancient Israelites Lived Under A Constitutional Republic

Glenn Beck dedicated much of his television program last night to interviewing Paul Blair, a radical right-wing activist who is now seeking a seat in the Oklahoma state Senate.

Blair, who was reportedly responsible for the recent legislation that sought to make it a felony to perform an abortion in the state, which was vetoed by Gov. Mary Fallin, echoed right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton when he claimed that the Bible provides guidance on how to establish elections and a constitutional republic.

"From a biblical perspective," he said, "Exodus 18 gives us the criteria by which we're supposed to evaluate candidates when Jethro, the father-in-law, said to Moses, 'Choose out from among you capable individuals that fear God, love truth and hate covetousness, teach them the law' — of course, they had a constitutional republic, quite frankly; they were 12 sovereign tribes working together as one and they weren't ruled by a king, they were ruled by the Torah, the Constitution. 'Teach them the law and have them be judges over tens, fifties, hundreds and thousands.' Quite frankly, that was the birth of republicanism, the republican form of government."

As we and others have noted before, the idea that Exodus 18 lays out the framework for voters on how to choose candidates for office is absurd as it was Moses who appointed these judges, not the people who chose them freely. On top of that, for Blair to claim that the Israelites "had a constitutional republic" is laughable considering that they were living in the desert under what was a literal theocracy that was being directly controlled by God, who ruled over them through Moses.

Religious Right activists are always insisting that they have no desire to impose any sort of theocracy on America because they deeply respect our constitutional republican form of government, but that is a little hard to swallow when they insist that an actual ancient theocracy was the ideal form of a constitutional republic. 

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/8/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 6/8/16

  • A representative of the American Family Association attended Target's shareholders meeting today to complain about the company's effort to protect the rights of transgender customers and employees and was "clearly snubbed" by company executives.
  • On a related note, Janet Porter declares that "Target is evil. And now Target has become dangerous. If they don’t change their policy that puts women and children at risk, they deserve to be more than boycotted – they deserve to be bankrupt."
  • Phyllis Schlafly proclaims that "men have no place in the ladies’ room, and neither does political correctness."
  • Naturally, David Horowitz is defending Donald Trump's racist attack on a Mexican-American judge.
  • Finally, another typically reasonable column from BarbWire's Gina Miller: "Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) continues to stand firmly in demented opposition to the God of all creation.  Last week, Obama again signed a presidential proclamation declaring June to be 'LGBT' Pride Month.  Some might shrug this off as no big deal, but this is a very big deal.  This is the President of the United States, on behalf of our nation, officially celebrating pride of sin, sin the Bible calls an abomination to God."

'We Are Living The Milgrim Experiment': Glenn Beck Blames Obama For Nasty Facebook Comments

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck declared that "we are right now living the Milgrim Experiment" and, of course, it is all President Obama's fault.

Beck was referencing the famous series of social psychology experiments done at Yale University back in the 1960s, which found that many people were willing to inflict increasingly painful punishments upon a subject simply because they were ordered to do so by someone in authority.

Today, the comments being left on Facebook show that this mentality has overtaken our entire society, Beck said, and it can all be traced directly back to Obama.

"Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, they're all, in their own ways, hammering people who disagree with them," Beck stated. "So they are setting for an example for both the left and the right, it's okay to be vile, it's okay to be uncivil. How are we living the experiment? Have you read Facebook lately? Have you read the comments section lately?"

"I contend, if you read Facebook, if you read anything, you read any comments right now, we are living the Milgrim Experiment," he continued. "We are living in a time where people will say, 'It's okay you do that.' And people in authority — Barack Obama is the first one, he's the first president; if you remember, even George Bush treated Cindy Sheehan with respect, she didn't treat him with respect but he treated her with respect. Surrogates might have said things, but the president did not, the president did not. Barack Obama was the first to say, 'You're walking around with your little tea bags.' That was the beginning of the Milgrim Experiment. Somebody in authority was saying it's okay to bash them."

Marriage Equality Is Not A Civil Right Because Gays Are 'Bringing Their Dirty Laundry And Bedroom Stuff To The People'

On his most recent "Pray In Jesus Name" program, Religious Right activist and Colorado Republican state lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt brought an interracial couple on to make the argument that opposition to gay marriage is nothing like opposition to interracial marriage.

Ruth Bryant White, a fringe presidential candidate in 2008, and her husband Steve told Klingenschmitt that gay relationships are not legitimate because they are based on lust and violate the laws of God.

Same-sex relationships, Ruth White said, are nothing like interracial relationships because "when you're dealing with someone of the same sex ... they're bringing their dirty laundry and bedroom stuff to the people and it is not a civil right."

After she asserted that "God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of the homosexuality" and that the Bible says that gays are consumed by "the lusts of the flesh," Klingenschmitt declared that the difference between gay marriage and interracial marriages like the Whites' is that "homosexuality is based on lust, which God forbids as a sin, but your marriage is based on love, which God commands between one man and one woman."

"They're using it, saying that homosexuality is a civil right," Ruth White declared. "There is nothing civil about it in any way shape, form or fashion. And even if it was a civil right, God's word take precedence over anything that man's law can do ... Now we've got Christians who were living a straight life now that are going back into the homosexual lifestyle. That's a lust, that's a demon ... They put that over God and His word? And they're will to burn for eternity for that?"

David Barton: Academics Who Criticize My Work 'Hate America'

Right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton appeared on "The Patriot and The Preacher" radio program over the weekend, where he declared that historians who criticize his work do so because they hate America.

After spending several minutes blasting President Obama for supposedly apologizing to Japan for our use of atomic weapons during World War II (Obama did nothing of the sort), Barton said that it is all part of an effort to "tear America down."

"The academic community and the political elites, they are determined to tear America down so that they can remake it as part of a global thing ... that we can be like the rest of the world," Barton said. "That's been their objective is we should not have an independent, distinct identity, we should be part of what they call the community of nations. And so that's part of the deconstruction that's happening in America right now."

"I'll tell you, [in] academics, this is such a big issue," he continued. "Two years ago when I wrote a book, I made a comment about American exceptionalism, which is something we've believed since Alexis de Tocqueville gave us that term in 1831. I can't tell you how many academics came out of the woodwork and just attacked me viciously, 'How dare you say that America is a special nation, how dare you say that America has done anything right.' The academic community is phobic over this thing and Obama, of course, was a law professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. And so that academic community, they hate America with a virility that is hard for the rest of us to understand."

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