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Right Wing Leftovers - 10/21/13

  • David Barton will receive Ohio Christian University's very first Faith & Liberty Award for being such an awesome historian.
  • When Ted Cruz spoke at a Texas Federation of Republican Women gathering over the weekend, he received an eight minute standing ovation.
  • On a related note, Mike Huckabee says that people like Cruz are hurting the Republican Party.
  • Speaking utterly without irony, Glenn Beck called Oprah Winfrey “the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people."
  • James Robison has had enough: "I am declaring America is being encouraged to believe and embrace lies…to support them, to cast aside our founders’ principles—including God’s Word and eternal truths—and submit to the bondage of an out-of-control state. The federal government and deceived representatives are forcing legislation, policies, and practices on American citizens, demanding that our tax dollars—our money, which God has trusted to our watchcare—be used to support worthless, godless, freedom-damaging policies, programs, and laws."
  • Finally, some Tea Party activists are declaring that Rick Scarborough does not, in any way, represent the Tea Party.

Bryan Fischer's $600 Trillion Health Care Solution

For a few fleeting moments on his radio program today, Bryan Fischer and a caller were convinced that they had come up with a simple solution to the nation's health care concerns that didn't require Obamacare or any other convoluted government intervention, suggesting instead that the government should just give every American $2 million in cash to cover their lifetime medical expenses.

The caller pointed out that everyone in his family had insurance coverage for $1 million in medical expenses and wondered why the government didn't just give everyone $1.5 to $2 million a piece to cover their expenses instead of spending more than half a billion dollars on a website that doesn't work. 

The claim wasn't true, of course, but Fischer seized upon the idea and repeatedly called it "brilliant," saying that doing so would only cost the government around $600 million dollars, which is less than the website alone supposedly cost.

Of course, there are more than 300 million Americans in this country, so giving each one of them $2 million wouldn't cost $600 million dollars, as Fischer initially calculated, but rather six hundred trillion dollars ($600,000,000,000,000).

Slowly, the reality of this "brilliant" plan dawned on Fischer as he tried to do the calculations, forcing him to abandon the idea once he realized that he was off by a few trillion dollars:

Husband Of House Stenographer Says God Spoke Through His Wife On The House Floor

Following the vote in the House of Representatives to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government last week, a House stenographer named Dianne Reidy briefly seized the microphone and began ranting about God and the Freemasons before being removed and sent to the hospital for a psychological evaluation.

On Friday, her husband Dan appeared on the End Times radio broadcast hosted by Rick Wiles where he revealed that, for the last month, Dianne had repeatedly been woken up in the middle of night by God and compelled to read the Bible, as He pressed upon her the need to speak publicly and deliver a prophetic message.

Dan revealed that his wife had no idea what it was she was supposed to say and that God simply spoke through her once she finally acquiesced to His commands to took control of the microphone:

Reidy: She shared with me when she actually stepped up to the podium that she didn't know what she was going to say; that those words that came out were what she prayed 'Lord, I'm your vessel, you speak through me.' So her belief is, and my belief is, is that those words came from God.  It's not He coached her, she memorized the words or anything like that.  In fact, afterwards, I don't think she even remembered what she said ... She was like, I was just the vessel that God was speaking through and it wasn't for me to know what I said, it was for who was hearing it.

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Wiles: I believe God gave a prophetic utterance through your wife.  I believe it was an utterance from the Holy Spirit, a very, very solemn, a very severe prophetic warning to the people of the United States.

Reidy: Yes, I agree with you.  She was prepared for it and she gave it and as a scribe does, they're all about words and He gave her the words and she recorded the words or spoke the words and she feels her job is done.

For his part, Wiles is convinced that Reidy's rambling statement was a dire warning from God that the Freemasons and the Illuminati are plotting to destroy our constitutional republic and replace it with totalitarian tyranny "because we can see it with the NSA spying, with the TSA groping people, even the park police now don't wear green uniforms, they wear Brownshirts":

Barber & Staver: When It Comes To Freedom, President Obama Is 'The Enemy Within'

Today, Mat Staver and Matt Barber joined in the Religious Right outrage over a military training session at which the American Family Association was categorized as a hate group.

Staver and Barber placed the blame squarely on President Obama, claiming that this is part of a systematic policy of hostility toward Christianity, with Barber stating that "it all started by homosexualizing the military, now they want to liberalize the military and ultimately the end game Matt, and there is no question about it, is to completely secularize the United States military and to push to the fringes those who have a biblical worldview."

Staver responded by comparing the Obama administration to the lying and oppressive Soviet regimes of his youth, saying "we can no longer trust our government" and accusing the administration of intentionally working to divide the nation by demonizing Christians.

"President Obama is to freedom," Barber stated, "the enemy within. He is trying to divide and conquer. He's dividing the American people, dividing the military and seek to conquer it for the secular socialist sociopolitical worldview":

Right Wing Round-Up - 10/18/13

  • Michael Keegan @ The Huffington Post: California, Here We Come: A Republican Nightmare Offers Our Country a Path Forward.
  • Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: Roland Martin Confronts Ben Carson Over Obamacare ‘Worst Thing Since Slavery’ Comments.
  • Camille Beredjick @ Friendly Atheist: Dr. Ben Carson: The Secular Movement’s Promotion of LGBT Rights Endangers ‘Everything Else in the Bible.’
  • Scott Kaufman @ Raw Story: Kansas Supreme Court indefinitely suspends license of former Attorney General who speciously prosecuted Planned Parenthood and George Tiller.
  • Equality Matters: AFA's Tim Wildmon Wonders Whether Military "Tanks Are Gonna Start Rolling Down The Street ... In Front Of Our Office."
  • Eric Stern @ Salon: Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare.

Right Wing Leftovers - 10/18/13

  • Jim Bob Duggar thinks there is "a sleeping giant which is the Christian Conservative" that will propel Ken Cuccinelli to victory in Virginia.
  • Questions are being raised about the veracity of E.W. Jackson's claims of deprivation as a child.
  • "Ex-gay" activist Christopher Doyle says he will file a lawsuit if universities in Virginia do not start offering "ex-gay" therapy on campus.
  • FRC prays against supposed anti-Christian bigotry in the military: "May God intervene to stop this trend which began in earnest with the overturn of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and has accelerated rapidly since. May He help AFA, FRC and all who are working to stop this trend!"
  • Bryan Fischer finds a silver lining in the GOP's disastrous attempt to shutdown the government: "The conservative army now has a general [Ted Cruz], 160 lieutenants in Congress, and an infantry of millions of patriotic citizens all across the fruited plain."
  • Finally, Gary Cass analyzes the GOP's failed shutdown: "Progressives have won the day because of their unrelenting 100-year campaign to turn America into a socialist slave state. They have accomplished this by taking over the media, education and even parts of the church. The good news is because socialism is built on lies it never works. The rollout of Obama-care is a chilling example of gross, governmental incompetence. But, people will suffer and even die because of Obama-care and we are all compelled to subsidize it."

Fischer: If America Doesn't Repent For Abortion, There Will Be A Second Civil War

On his radio broadcast today, Bryan Fischer responded to a caller who sobbed over the issue of legal abortion by warning that if the United States does not collectively repent for the sin of abortion and beg God's forgiveness, it will result in a second civil war.

"What I'm saying," Fischer explained, "is that if we do not, as a nation, come to the place of national repentance over the sin of abortion, there's going to be civil war again in this country; there is going to be anarchy, there is going to be unrest, there will be growing violence":

Hibbs: CA's Transgender Rights Bill Is 'The Most Dangerous Bit Of Legislation' In American History

Jim Garlow has begun hosting regular webcasts seeking to mobilize pastors in California on behalf of a petition drive that is seeking to repeal a California law that will allow students in the state to use whatever bathroom and participate on whichever sports team they believe matches their gender identity.

He hosted another one this week that featured Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage and Pastor Jack Hibbs in which Hibbs warned that God would judge the Body of Christ if it fails to rise up and repeal this legislation.

"This [bill] is an affront to God," Hibbs declared. "It's an affront to California's kids and those of you who are listening from across the nation, keep this in mind: what happens in California doesn't stay in California.  If this is allowed to become implemented on January first, it will eventually get to your state.  But, again, this is the most aggressive, the most dangerous bit of legislation against the child and against family than any other in the history of the United States. We've never seen a government pass such an insane bill as this":

Rafael Cruz: The Media Is America's 'Ministry Of Misinformation'

Glenn Beck spent the first half of last night's television program freaking out about something called The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, which he claimed was going to become an American equivalent of the Nazi regime's Ministry of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment, before bringing on Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, to discuss what could be done to defeat this effort to permanently rewrite America's history.

Cruz told Beck that "it almost seemed like I was listening to what was happening in Cuba during Castro," saying it sounded just like "a ministry of misinformation that you have in all the communist countries." In fact, Cruz said, there already is a Ministry of Misinformation in America and it is called the liberal media, which has an evil agenda that seeks to destroy "what this country is all about."

Cruz then went on to trot out the false claim that President Obama omits the phrase "by the creator" when quoting the Declaration of Independence , saying that he does so "because socialism, Marxism requires that government become your god":

Daubenmire: Fred Phelps Is Part Of The Body Of Christ

For the second time, "Coach" Dave Daubenmire has posted a commentary in which he defends Fred Phelps and his infamous "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church, saying they too are part of the body of Christ.

Working off a passage in 1 Corinthians 12 (which he wrongly attributes to Jesus but was actually written by Paul)  that says "just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ," Daubenmire wonders why Christians are so quick to judge people like Phelps or Quran-burner Terry Jones.

They may be "an ugly part of the body that we don't really want to see," Jones says, but they are a part of the Body of Christ nonetheless:

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