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For The Third Time, David Barton Falsely Claims Obama Administration Won't Prosecute Child Pornography

As we have noted several times before, David Barton is not about to stop repeating one of his talking points merely because it happens to be demonstrably false, and today he provided more evidence that he simply does not seem to care about the truth of the things that he says.

Since 2011, we have heard Barton repeatedly claim that the Department of Justice under President Obama has not prosecuted a single person for child pornography. This statement is categorically false, as anyone willing to spend one minute searching the database of the FBI website will find dozens and dozens of press releases announcing arrests, prosecutions, and convictions for child pornography.

But apparently Barton can't be bothered to get his facts straight and so he continues to repeat this claim, as he did again on his radio program today when he stated that "the last I knew, there has not been a single prosecution of child pornography under this administration. There were many under previous administrations; this administration just shut it down."

This must come as a surprise to former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle who, just yesterday, was charged with child pornography distribution by the U.S Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Indiana:

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today the filing of formal charges against Jared S. Fogle for distributing and receiving child pornography, and conspiring to do so, as well as repeatedly traveling to engage in commercial sex acts with underage minors. Fogle, 37, of Zionsville, Indiana, was charged by Information and has notified the U.S. District Court that he will plead guilty to all charges. He had his initial appearance before a magistrate judge earlier today and was released on home detention with GPS monitoring and other conditions. The case was the result of a joint state, local and federal investigation by the Indiana State Police, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with assistance from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Minkler, “Mr. Fogle has admitted in court pleadings that he received child pornography involving multiple minors living in Indiana and other countries over the course of several years. His child pornography crime began when he learned that alleged co-conspirator Russell Taylor was sexually exploiting a 14 year old girl in March 2011. At that time, Mr. Fogle did nothing to stop the abuse or report it to authorities, but chose instead to receive and repeatedly view the child pornography involving the girl and those other minors produced by his alleged co-conspirator in the years that followed. It total, Mr. Fogle admitted in court pleadings filed today that his actions caused the sexual victimization of a total of 12 minors in Indiana before his co-conspirator’s arrest in April 2015. He preyed on minor victims who did not have the ability to protect themselves.”

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According to the detailed charging Information and the admitted facts contained in Plea Agreement, between March of 2011, and January of 2015, Russell C. Taylor (who was federally charged in a separate case in May 2015) allegedly produced child pornography involving 12 minor victims in Indiana. Taylor secretly produced the images and videos of these minors, who were between 9 and 16 years old. The victims were filmed in Taylor’s house using multiple hidden cameras which were concealed in clock radios and positioned so they would capture the victims changing clothes, showering, bathing or engaging in other activities. Taylor allegedly then shared some of these images and videos with Fogle, who knew the victims were minors. During conversations and text messages with Taylor, Fogle made comments approving of the activity and discussed some of the minors by name. However, Fogle did not receive all of the material Taylor allegedly produced.

Fogle also allegedly received commercially produced child pornography videos from Taylor, who allegedly obtained the material through Internet sources. The videos were made outside of the United States by other persons and showed the sexual abuse of victims as young as six years old. Fogle viewed some of these video files on a computer provided by Taylor as well as through text messages and a thumb drive. On one occasion, Fogle allegedly displayed some of these videos to another person using a thumb drive provided by Taylor.

Update: Warren Throckmorton looked into Barton's claim more closely and found that he was off by a mere 12,859.

Cahn: America Should Prepare For God's Judgment For Gay Marriage In September

Jonathan Cahn released a video today warning viewers to prepare for God's judgment for the nation's growing "apostasy" to fall upon America in September in the form of economic collapse, natural disaster, or a terrorist attack.

Or maybe not ... as Cahn was careful to hedge his bets by also asserting that possibly nothing at all will happen because God "is sovereign and He doesn't have to work according to our schedule or understanding." But even if nothing happens, Cahn said, America still deserves God's judgment because of things like the legalization of gay marriage.

"I believe a great shaking is coming to America and the world," he said. "We have watched the apostasy of America continue, it has continued and it accelerating. The harbingers have not stopped, they have continued to manifest, which are indications of a nation progressing to judgment."

"How does judgment come?" Cahn continued. "It can come in the form of collapse economically, financially, the nation's blessing, sustenance being removed. It can also come in the form of natural disaster, earthquakes, famines, other things, many ways in the natural realm. It can also come in the form of man-made disaster, as in terrorism, war, as in 9/11."

And America is ripe for such judgment because of the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide, he said.

"This summer, America crossed the line," he warned. "This was a tectonic event, a seismic change with ramifications not just about marriage but about the future of the culture, of society, of religious freedom, of persecution and, I believe, judgment."

Glenn Beck's First Responder 'Unity Teams' Will Defuse The Nation's Ferguson-Like Situations

Five years ago, following the "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C., Glenn Beck and David Barton announced the formation of the Nation Black Robe Regiment, which was designed to mobilize "courageous and patriotic ministers who will provide leadership and speak out on the pressing issues of the day."

In the ensuring years, the group has not really amounted to much or actually done anything, despite Beck's laughable claim that he's managed to raise up tens of thousands of pastors who are willing to die fighting anti-Christian persecution in America.

So we can't help but be a bit skeptical about Beck's new plan to create 1,000 "unity teams" all over the country that will be prepared to step in and keep the peace the next time a Ferguson-like situation erupts.

Once again partnering with Barton, Beck announced on his television program last night that the main outcome of his upcoming "Never Again Is Now/Restoring Honor" event in Birmingham, Alabama, will be the creation of 1,000 local "unity teams" who can serve as "first responders" in cases of civil unrest, showing up to model for people "how to behave" properly.

"Our goal for next week," Beck said, "is to have 1,000 unity teams all around the country that will be the first responders — and I'm not meaning the first responders for a hurricane, I mean first responder when there is something going on and will give people the tools to be able to react. And then also, our own unity team, the national unity team, will be the ones that will go in when there is Ferguson, the local people will be there, the local pastors and the local people that are part of knowing how to behave and then we will come and join you on the ground in places like Ferguson to try to defuse things and show people there is another way."

BarbWire Warns That Obama Is The Antichrist Who Was Put Into Office By Satan

Last week, BarbWire's director of development Tristan Emmanuel wrote a column for the website fuming that other Christians refuse to acknowledge the obvious fact that President Obama is probably the Antichrist:

Obama, has supported abortion on demand and thwarted religious freedom via his many domestic policies – Obama Care, and Gay “Marriage” to name only two. He continues to associate with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, he has revealed his antipathy towards Israel, and continues to preach tolerance for Islam while chastising Christians.

Let me put it this way: not only is Obama the most powerful jihadist in the World – he is in my estimation anti-Christ – if not the Anti-Christ foretold in the book of Revelation.

Revelation chapter thirteen makes it very clear that the anti-Christ would be a worker of wonders and seducer of the world. And that he would systematically seek to destroy the Seed of Christ on the earth.

The Anti-Christ of the book of Revelation is an individual who wields world-wide power and world-wide influence. His hatred for Christ and the people of Christ is legendary and very real.

To any observant individual Obama embodies all the characteristics of the legendary nemesis.

Obama’s reaction to the suffering of people such as Pastor Sayeed in Iran is, if nothing else, a manifestation of anti-Christian bigotry. And frankly, I wouldn’t surprise me if he goes down as history’s Anti-Christ of Revelation.

This week, Emmanuel followed that up with another column calling on Christians to demand Obama's impeachment because he was put into office by Satan:

How dare I equate Obama to Satan?

Yes, Obama is just a man. But in our modern era no leader of prominence has managed a rise to such heights with absolutely no qualifying credentials whatsoever.

No one!

How do you explain the Usurper’s rise to power other then that “principalities and powers of darkness” have coalesced around his person, around his administration, aided his efforts, breathed intellectual life to his policy, guided him, enabling him and worked an uncanny level of success and global veneration?

How is Satan not the source of it all?

Sure the comparison is unnerving to any reasonable person. But it’s unnerving precisely because it is impossible to ignore.

And consider the result of this demonic rise. Unlike any president of the modern area Obama has used his power previous left of center president (including Bill Clinton) Obama has used his power to rail against the moral underpinnings of America’s Christian heritage, mock Christians, rebuke Christians, trivialized Christian teaching and turn a blind eye to the persecution of Christians all the while aiding Islamists.

And yet Christians continue to be apathetic about the Usurper’s tenure.

But its not simply a passive complicity that implicates us in the evil that now grips the nation. Many of us give credence to the growing mythology about Obama.

The mythology that says Obama is simply a “misguided progressive” or a “liberal secularist” or an “egotistical power grubber.” Countless pundits echo this ridiculous notion and Christians are complicit in echoing it – what is it about our inability to name the evil for what it is?

To explain away Obama’s manifest and manifold political evil as “he’s just mistakenly arrogant” trivializes the very real evil that surrounds his entire presidency.

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Obama is not your average or normal president. Obama is the threat! He is the enemy that occupies the seat of our government and trust me, he not go away peaceably.

If at all possible impeach the Usurper now!

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/19/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/19/15

  • Jennifer LeClaire did not appreciate John Oliver's segment on televangelists who preach the "prosperity gospel."
  • Donald Trump's call to end birthright citizenship is winning support on the Right.
  • Ann Coulter says women support building a border fence and mass deportation because "they're the ones getting raped."
  • Pamela Geller has some thoughts on an FBI report about the threat of attacks on Muslims by right-wing extremists: "This is further proof of Obama’s perfidy and treachery. The FBI is targeting those who oppose jihad terror. America is woefully unprepared for the horror of what’s coming."
  • Joseph Farah's love for the works of Jonathan Cahn has now manifested itself in the form of a film about his life called "The Harbinger Man."
  • Matt Barber warns that the fight for equality by gay rights activists is "nothing short of an effort to engage in religious cleansing."

Scott Lively Warns Christians To Prepare For Relentless Persecution In Wake Of Gay Marriage Ruling

Speaking at an event in Chicago last night, anti-gay activist Scott Lively warned the audience to prepare for wholesale persecution in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling because the goal of gay rights activists is "to punish anyone who disagrees with them as severely as they can."

"As Christians, our world changed on the day the Obergefell case came down," he said, "and there's going to be persecution unfolding for all of us in this country because this movement of people is implacable, they can't be placated. They're relentless and their goal is supremacy. It's not tolerance, it's not acceptance, it isn't even celebration, it isn't even being able to force everyone to participate in their culture, it's to punish anyone who disagrees with them as severely as they can and that is what's coming for every person."

The time is coming, Lively warned, for Christians to decide that they are willing to "stand with the Lord and the truth of the Bible and say that homosexuality is an abomination," regardless of the consequences.

Lively: 'The Widespread Acceptance Of Homosexuality By Society Is The Harbinger Of The Wrath Of God'

Last night, virulently anti-gay activist Scott Lively joined fellow activists Peter LaBarbera and John Kirkwood for a discussion on the supposed persecution of Christians in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.

Predictably, the conversation was filled with dire warnings and over-the-top language, such as when Lively declared that America has "entered into a time of apostasy" as evidenced by school shootings and "the barbarianistic behavior that is manifested so much on the internet."

But worst of all, he said, is the acceptance of homosexuality, which is the most abominable of all sins because, according to the Bible, "it's the only sin associated with the incineration of four cities."

"The widespread acceptance of homosexuality by society is the harbinger of wrath of God," he said. "It's the only sin that is associated with the reprobate mind, the worst state that a person can have and then the apostate culture that derives from that ... [If you read Romans,] you see what God believes about this and what he warns about. Even AIDS and these other diseases, it says they receive in themselves the penalty of their error, which is appropriate. It's plain, simple Scripture, stated as clear as could possibly be done and that's manifest before our eyes in the way that these people are now struggling with all these diseases that are associated with their conduct."

"The heart of it is malicious deception," Lively concluded, "which is the satanic goal, isn't it?"

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/18/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/18/15

  • Some helpful advice from Michael Youssef: "It is time for those within the homosexual movement to reassess their fight against Christians and evangelicals. And more importantly, it is time for them to seek to know the Savior. By coming to the Savior with repentance and faith—just like the rest of us have done who have come to the Savior—He will have mercy on them and deliver them."
  • Phyllis Schlafly fumes that the "Army favors gays over patriotism."
  • Janet Porter says that "Governor John Kasich must either support the pro-life Heartbeat Bill or quit calling himself pro-life."
  • FRC is joining the anti-Planned Parenthood rallies this weekend.
  • Finally, Todd Starnes will be honored as the "National Hero of Faith" at Vision America's annual gala next month.
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