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Huelskamp's Republican Challenger Blasted For Having Appeared In 'Homosexual Movie'

Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas is facing two challengers in the Republican primary in August, one of whom has now come under attack by anti-gay activists in the state for having appeared in a "homosexual movie" filmed several years ago that was written and directed by a friend of his.

Alan LaPolice, who is challenging Huelskamp for the seat representing Kansas' First District, had a small role in a movie entitled "The Art of Being Straight" for which he is now being criticized by Religious Right activists:

Congressional candidate Alan LaPolice’s appearance in the movie “The Art of Being Straight,” has become an issue in his primary race against U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler/Hutchinson.

“I am very concerned that a candidate for national office would be so out of touch with the deeply held beliefs of a great many Kansans,” said Dennis Blick, chairman of the board for Kansas Family Policy Council, Wichita.

“KFPC believes Kansans deserve candidates of the highest integrity committed to traditional Judeo-Christian values, which have been the bedrock of rural Kansas communities for generations,” Blick said in a press release Tuesday from the KFPC.

Phillip Cosby, director of the American Family Association of Kansas and Missouri, said in the release that it’s “highly inappropriate” to be “featured in a homosexual movie.”

LaPolice was an actor but principally an educator in California before moving back to Clyde last year. He told The News recently he said yes to a friend and appeared in the friend’s movie that was shot around 2006. LaPolice played a character he described as a homophobic bigot.

For this part, LaPolice insists that he is a practicing Catholic who is "happily married with three beautiful daughters" who only appeared in the film as a favor to a friend. LaPolice says his scene lasted less than a minute and asserts that "anyone attempting to undermine my candidacy by fixating on a very small movie role from nearly 10 years ago would be guilty of small-minded bigotry."

LaPolice can be seen briefly around the :25 mark of this trailer for the film:

Glenn Beck's Lawyers Argue That His Attacks On Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Were Protected By First Amendment

Earlier this year, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi sued Glenn Beck for defamation over the fact that Beck had dedicated several days of radio and television programming to alleging that Alharbi, who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, was actually an al Qaeda "control agent" and "money man" who had financed the bombing and recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry it out.

None of that was true and so Alharbi sued Beck, seeking "punitive damages for defamation with malice." Now, Beck's lawyers have responded to the suit by arguing that it should be dismissed on the grounds that Alharbi was a "public figure" and that Beck's attacks on him were protected by the First Amendment:

Radio host Glenn Beck says in a recent legal filing that his on-air remarks inaccurately linking a Saudi Arabian student to the Boston Marathon bombings were protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution and that a federal judge should dismiss a libel case the student brought against Beck and his employers.

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Beck's lawyers, in their recent filing in U.S. District Court for Boston, don't question Alharbi's innocence. But they argue that courts have set a high standard for libel in similar cases and that Alharbi's grievances fall short of that standard.

The talk show host's lawyers argue that to prevail in court against their client, Alharbi would have to prove "actual malice," including that Beck deliberately made false accusations against Alharbi.

Beck's lawyers also argue that the radio host's remarks were Constitutionally-protected criticism of the government's handling of national security. And they argue that Alharbi became a public figure in the days after the bombings, a designation that raises the bar for a libel claim.

'We Are All Faceless': Glenn Beck Explains The Slender Man Phenomenon

Earlier this month, two young girls allegedly stabbed their friend nineteen times in an effort to please an internet urban legend known as Slender Man. Predictably, Glenn Beck was very alarmed by this since everything that ever happens always bears some deep social significance and must be taken as a sign that our culture is deeply sick and on the verge of collapse. As such, Beck and his staff have becomes obsessed with the story and are on the lookout for other possible Slender Man related crimes, such as an alleged attack carried out by another young girl on her mother earlier this week.

Beck and his staff discussed the Slender Man phenomenon during yesterday's morning meeting where Beck diagnosed the problem as being rooted in the fact that people are just desperately trying to fill the holes in their empty souls with things like this.

"We're starving to death," Beck lectured his staff in a very world-weary manner. "Slender Man is filling a hole in people's lives and what's going to happen is people are going to start talking more and more about Slender Man and more and more people will go in and try to fill that hole with Slender Man because it's new and it's exciting and it's different and it's kind of on the edge."

"We are all faceless," Beck said. "We're all worried that we're being sucked into these woods, that we have no idea what's in there":

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/10/14

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 6/10/14

  • Rick Santorum's movie studio and the American Family Association have teamed up to make a movie about "the erosion of America's religious freedoms."
  • FRC's Connor Headrick explains "Why It's OK to Let the Bible Guide Your Politics."
  • Gordon Klingenschmitt wants a future president to reinstate Don't Ask, Don't Tell: "When they repealed don't ask, don't tell, they technically went back to the older policy where the commander-in-chief has the power to make that decision. So if a commander-in-chief were courageous, he could issue an executive order and return to the 1980s' ban when homosexuality was absolutely outlawed under the UCMJ. So it would not take an act of Congress – just one courageous president."
  • Lloyd Marcus, Chairman of Conservative Campaign Committee, says that "because Obama is black, Americans suffer and die."
  • Finally, a typically smart point from Cal Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance: "The hypocrisy of those who supported the EPA's efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the name of children's health while supporting members of Congress who support abortion on demand is palpable and disgusting."

Beck Warns Wave Of Immigrant Children Will Create Israeli/Palestinian-Type Conflict In America

On last night's television program, Glenn Beck asserted that President Obama was "directly responsible" for the waves of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexican border so far this year, saying that Obama's announcement in 2012 that the Department of Homeland Security would temporarily halt the deportation of children who were brought into this country illegally by their parents was code to parents in Latin America to start sending their kids to the United States in order to overwhelm the system so that Obama could then use it in his effort to pass immigration reform and amnesty.

On his radio show today, Beck expanded upon this theory, declaring that this flood of children will result in an Israeli/Palestinian-like crisis here in America by creating permanent camps along the border and then using the existence of these camps to eventually press for the United States to hand Arizona back to Mexico.

"What are they doing to our border? They are making camps," Beck said. "I’m warning you right now, mark my words: If it lasts five to 10 years, they will say exactly the same thing. ‘You know what? We should give them their own state. We should give them Arizona. We took it from them in the first place. That’s land that we stole from Mexico.’"

"You mark my words: It’s coming," he continued. "They are making a Palestinian plea, and you’re watching the beginnings of it right now. Mark my words: That’s going to go all over today, and everybody is going to call me crazy. Whatever":

Klingenschmitt: 'The Ultimate Hate Speech Is To Endorse Homosexuality'

On today's "Pray In Jesus Name" program, Gordon Klingenschmitt praised Colorado bakery owner Jack Phillips for his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, declaring that not telling gays that they are destined for Hell is a form of "hate speech."

"By endorsing their sin" by making a cake for a gay couple, Klingenschmitt said about Phillips, "he would not be showing compassion to them; he would be showing cruelty. So the ultimate hate speech is to endorse homosexuality because you give them the impression that it's okay and that deceives them and ultimately trips them into Hell":

Beck: Obama Is Fomenting Revolution By Making The Tea Party Feel Invisible

During his morning staff meeting yesterday, Glenn Beck once again lectured his staff about how President Obama is intentionally fomenting revolution in this country by intentionally ignoring the Tea Party and making them feel invisible.

"You have revolution when people feel invisible," Beck said. "When people feel invisible, they go for their guns. That is exactly what [President Obama] is doing."

Saying that while Obama is elevating gays and thugs and radicals and illegal immigrants, he is systematically telling Tea Party activists that they don't matter and dismissing their concerns.

"This government has taken a group of people," Beck proclaimed, "and diminished them and given them the Harry Potter cloak of invisibility":

Klingenschmitt: Teaching Kids About Gay Marriage Is Mind Rape

Earlier this year, Scotland legalized gay marriage and now a debate has broken out over whether teachers and parents who object to it should be allowed to opt out of having to teach about it or have their children learn about it during sex education classes.

On yesterday's "Pray In Jesus Name" program, Gordon Klingenschmitt explained that the real issue at stake here is whether or not children will be "recruited into perversion," saying that those who support teaching kids about gay marriage are declaring, in essence, that "every child has a right to be raped, at least in their mind, by somebody who is going to pervert them and recruit them into sexual immorality":

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/9/14

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