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Starnes: 'You Can Be Assured That I Am Sharing With You Accurate Information'

Last week, the Family Research Council hosted its annual Watchmen on the Wall conference and among the speakers was the Religious Right's favorite "journalist," Todd Starnes of Fox News.

Starnes' entire career appears to be built around presenting one-sided culture war stories designed to fire up the conservative base, so it was hilarious to hear him declare that he prides himself on his accuracy, assuring his audience that when they read his stories, they are "getting the most accurate information possible":

You mean like the time he reported that a high school runner was disqualified for thanking God, which turned out to be totally false?

Or his report that the military was blocking the Southern Baptist Convention's website as an act of hostility toward Christianity, which was likewise entirely wrong?

What about the time he claimed that "roving gangs of thugs" had taken over New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy or when he falsely claimed that the Obama administration had not called for the release of Rev. Saeed Abedini from Iran?

Or how about his false report that two female middle school students were forced to ask one another for a kiss during an anti-bullying presentation?

And who can forget his article alleging that the military was going to court-martial soldiers for sharing their faith, which was entirely untrue?

Is that what Starnes meant when he said "you can read my stories and you can be assured that I am sharing with you accurate information"?

Because, ironically, that is not true.

Beck: 'Why Is it a Concentrated Effort Now to Label Me a Conspiracy Theorist?'

On his television program last week, Glenn Beck thought it was important to highlight an interview that took place between CNN's Wolf Blitzer and a survivor of the tornado in Oklahoma who turned out to be an atheist.

Insisting that it was a "really bizarre exchange," Beck suggested that it had been orchestrated by a CNN producer who wanted to promote atheism "or just doesn't like Christians." While he acknowledged that it was possible that the exchange had just happened naturally, Beck didn't think so and nonetheless insisted that it had occurred "for a reason" because "we are fighting the forces of spiritual darkness."

On his radio program today, Beck and his co-hosts discussed the media coverage that his comments generated and complained that everyone is using it to paint him as a conspiracy theorist.

Insisting that he was merely commenting on something that he thought was an interesting media story (which is blatantly false, as anyone who watched the original segment can attest), Beck declared that the media has an agenda to always write him off as a conspiracy theorist ... and it all goes back to Cass Sunstein: 

Perhaps the reason that everyone considers Beck to be conspiracy theorist is because he spends hours every day spreading conspiracy theories.

And if he wants people to stop calling him a conspiracy theorist, it would probably help if be wasn't blaming the entire thing on some sort of conspiratorial effort supposedly originated by Cass Sunstein.

Wiles: 'God-Hating Socialists' Are 'Ripping the Heart Out of the American People' With BSA Vote

Within minutes of the news that the Boy Scouts of America had voted to end the organization's ban on gay scouts last week, John Stemberger, who had been leading the fight to retain the ban, announced that he was removing his sons from the program and ending his affiliation with it.

On Friday, Stemberger joined End Times radio host Rick Wiles to discuss the vote as the two lamented that the "God-hating socialists" are "ripping the heart out of the American people" and warning that this was just the latest battle in the revolution being waged by Communist-Marxists to destroy this nation: 

Wiles: This is what the God-hating socialists in this country is doing to the fabric of America; they're ripping the heart out of the American people.

Stemberger: Yes.  That's exactly right and it breaks my hear. It literally breaks my heart.

...

Wiles: You know John, what is really sad about this is that the Marxist-Communists that are in control of this country right now - I mean, I don't know how you feel, but we really are under a Communist revolution.  And if anybody is around fifty to a hundred years from now and looks back, they're going to go 'wow, there was a Communist revolution taking place at the beginning of the 21st century.' And whether we survive it or not, that remains to be determined.

But that sad thing is that the Marxist-Communists in America have won on this issue regardless of what happens.  Because if parents keep their boys in the Boy Scouts, the Communists have still won because the boys will be eventually lead towards accepting homosexuality. They're going to destroy the moral culture of hundreds of thousands of boys all over America.

But if parents pull their children out, the Marxist-Communists have won also because they've destroyed a fine organization that for more than a hundred years has stood for honor and integrity and God and country.  So either way, the Marxist-Communists have won on this issue.

Stemberger: Yep. Yep. It's very sad.

Fischer: LDS Church Supported Ending the Ban on Gay Boy Scouts in Order to Restore Polygamy

Last week, Bryan Fischer was trying to understand why the Mormon Church was supporting the decision by the Boy Scouts of America (or "Boy Sodomizers of America," as he calls them) to lift its ban on gay scouts and came up with a novel theory.

Admitting that he has literally "no evidence that this is the case," Fischer nevertheless speculated that the LDS Church has "gone soft on the homosexual agenda" because "as the homosexual agenda advances, the next domino to fall is going to be the ban against polygamy."

"The LDS leadership," Fischer said, "these people are smart, they're sharp, they're thinking all the time and I believe one of the reasons they may have gone soft on the homosexual agenda is that they believe that the homosexual agenda may be the secret to restoring polygamy to America and this would vindicate Mormon doctrine from the very beginning":

Right Wing Round-Up - 5-24-13

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/24/13

  • Anti-gay activists are now hoping to start a new anti-gay alternative to the Boy Scouts.
  • God TV will be setting up new UK headquarters located in a red light district next to a strip club.

  • The next Pulpit Freedom Sunday takes place on June 9 and will focus on the issue of marriage, which sort of seems to defeat the purpose of the entire event, which was to break the law by endorsing candidates.
  • Chuck Norris calls on the Jacksonville Jaguars to "give Tim [Tebow] the opportunity to excel as a quarterback and usher them to Super Bowl status."
  • Right-wing American Spectator Senior Editor Quin Hillyer is running for Congress.
  • Finally, the title of Glenn Beck's next book is "The Eye of Moloch."

Fischer: The Boy Scouts Are Now the 'Boy Sodomizers of America'

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer weighed in on the decision by the Boy Scouts of America to drop its ban on gay scouts last night. 

Admitting that he was shocked by the vote since he was positive that it was going to be retained, Fischer declared that the BSA should change its name to the "Boy Sodomizers of America." Fischer eventually read a passage from the Book of Luke in which Jesus says it is better to have a stone tied around ones neck and be tossed into the sea than to lead a child to sin as a warning to BSA leaders that they will face the judgment of God for endorsing this change in policy:

Beck: 'Wussified Leaders' Are Leaving Our Children a World 'Run By Crazy-Ass Muslims'

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck went off on the "sheep in the streets of London" who stood by as two radical Muslims attacked and murdered a British soldier instead of collective attacking them.

Comparing the current generation to the "Greatest Generation," Beck said the previous generation didn't have "wussified leaders" who were too afraid to stand up to their enemies, blasting today's leaders and bellowing "why don't you take your little girl underpants off and put some man pants on and man up and tell the American people and the world the truth."

Eventually, Beck grew somber and teary-eyed, saying that nobody has anything they are willing to die for any longer and so we are dooming our children to a world "run by crazy-ass Muslims":

Anti-Gay Zealot 'Coach' Dave Daubenmire Interviews Chief Justice Roy Moore

Despite having been removed from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court back in 2003 for refusing to remove a massive monument of the Ten Commandment from the court house, Roy Moore was re-elected to that very position last year.

And though Moore has long been little more than a Religious Right activist clad in judicial robes, it was still kind of surprising to see the sitting Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court join someone like "Coach" Dave Daubenmire for a half-hour interview on Daubenmire's "News With Views" program.

In recent weeks, Daubenmire has demanded that President Obama admit that he is gay and ranted about men having "butt sex with other men," so of course he and Moore, who believes that Satan is out to destroy the institution of marriage, spent time complaining about the push for marriage equality and efforts by the government to promote things that contradict the laws of God, warning that once God's standards are abandoned, everything from sodomy to bestiality to incest will become acceptable:

Fischer Flashback: Chances of BSA Voting to End the Ban on Gay Scouts is 'Nonexistent'

Back in February, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board was entertaining the idea of ending the organization's ban on gay scouts but after an outcry of opposition by anti-gay activists, decided to postpone the decision and instead put it to a vote, allowing the members of the National Council to decide the question at the National Annual Meeting in May 2013.

Last night, that vote was taken and the decision to end the ban passed with over 60% of the vote.

It must be awkward for Bryan Fischer who, back in February when the decision to put it to a vote was made, rejoiced over the fact that now the resolution would never pass.

"The chances that this 1,400 National Council is going to remove the ban on homosexuality," Fischer guaranteed, "is nonexistent.  It does not exist.  It's infinitesimal. It is off the charts in remoteness. So in other words, ladies and gentlemen, this decision today means that the ban on homosexual scout masters and homosexual participants, that ban is going to be upheld. It's going to be defended. It's going to be in place. It's not going anywhere. It's not going to be changed. Sodomy is not going to be normalized in the Boy Scouts of America.  It's the end of the game.  This is game over.  This is the Super Bowl and the good guys have won.  Make no mistake about this, this is a huge win for the pro-family movement; it is a big, big, big setback for Big Gay":

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