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Todd Starnes 'Cannot Wait For The Day That We Have A President That Loves America'

Todd Starnes appeared on the AFA's "Today's Issues" radio program last week to discuss the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl where he suggested that President Obama has "deserted" the United States of America.

Claiming that Bergdahl is a traitor who had betrayed his country, Starnes declared that "this soldier may not be the only one who has deserted; I think President Obama has deserted his obligations and responsibilities as President of the United States of America."

AFA president Tim Wildmon agreed, asserting that he feels like he is "living in the Twilight Zone" because "it's as if our own president is against our country ... I look at what's going on and I go 'whose side is this guy on?'"

While Wildmon predicted that this story would help the Republicans in the midterm elections because "Democrats are scurrying like rats on a ship that's on fire" to distance themselves from this story, Starnes simply stated that "I cannot wait for the day that we have a president that loves America":

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/6/14

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 6/6/14

  • The Texas Eagle Forum had quite the line-up for its "Patriotic Banquet at the 2014 GOP Convention" with Ted Cruz, David Barton, and Tom DeLay all speaking.
  • Listening to anti-gay activists continually insist that "it was through a terrible misuse of the Bible that the African slave trade was sanctioned" is getting really tiresome.
  • Matt Walsh is outraged by "transgendered toddlers," saying it's "A tragedy. A tragedy of nonsense. Horrible, abusive, pathetic, sad, bizarre, tragic nonsense."
  • Watching the Religious Right frame efforts to control the amount of money in politics as a repeal of the Bill of Rights is fascinating.
  • Finally, a flag that flew upon one of the ships during D-Day sold at auction yesterday for $350,000 ... to Glenn Beck.

Klingenschmitt: Satan Has Blinded Atheists To The Fact That They're Possessed By Demonic Spirits

On his "Pray In Jesus Name" program today, Gordon Klingenschmitt defended the comment made recently by E.W. Jackson that church-state separation groups like the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation are literally representatives of "demonic power."

As Klingenschmitt explained, atheists are possessed by demonic spirits but do not realize it because those demonic spirits are blinding them to the fact that they are possessed by demonic spirits.

Citing 2 Corinthians, Klingenschmitt says that "an atheist complainer, he looks at Jesus and doesn't see the glory of Christ. He's blind. And who has blinded him? Satan inside of him as blinded his eyes. It's impossible for atheists to discern the demonic spirits":

Gordon Klingenschmitt's Interesting Defense Of Tax Exemption For Clergy & Churches

Under current tax law, members of the clergy are entitled to receive a housing allowance upon which they are not required to pay taxes. This so called "parsonage allowance" allows clergy members to receive thousands of dollars per year from their church to be used to pay for their housing but this money is not classified as part of their salary and is thus exempt from taxation.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed suit over this practice, arguing that churches and clergy are receiving special treatment that is not available to other non-profit institutions and Gordon Klingenschmitt, not surprisingly, is vehemently opposed to FFRF's effort to end this exemption, arguing on his "Pray In Jesus Name" program today that it is not fair to make members of the clergy "pay extra taxes" by ending this practice.

As Klingenschmitt sees it, no churches should be required to pay taxes because the donations it receives have already been taxed once when the money was first earned by the people who donated it.

"Everyone who goes to church and has a job," he explained, "already paid their taxes back home on their income and then they gave whatever was left over to the church. So should the church then have to pay taxes on top of that?"

By the same token, Klingenschmitt says, a pastor who receives thousands of dollars from the church to pay for housing should also not be required to pay taxes on that money because the pastor has already paid taxes on his or her salary.

"Because [the housing allowance] is still funded by the church, it should not be double taxed," Klingenschmitt argued, "since the pastor already paid his income taxes as an employee of the church ... That doesn't mean he ought to pay extra taxes for the simple fact of living in a church-owned or church-rented property":

Of course, the entire point is that most people pay taxes on their salary and then have to use that salary to pay for their housing, but members of the clergy receive a salary on which they pay taxes and then thousands of dollars in the form of a housing allowance upon which they don't.  But to Klingenschmitt, not giving clergy members this tax-free allowance amounts to double taxation.

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/5/14

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 6/5/14

  • This is the actual title of a Washington Times editorial: "Taxpayers to pay for tranny grannies."
  • Deacon Keith Fournier thinks that "maybe Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty should run for president."
  • James Robison says "you can kiss freedom in America goodbye unless those who say they know and love God stand together against the forces of deception and destruction."
  • Tony Perkins and Rafael Cruz are going to be honored at Vision America's "Heroes Of Faith Gala."
  • Jerry Boykin has already concluded that Bowe Bergdahl "needs to spend the rest of his life in prison at a minimum.”
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer explains, once again, "why President Obama is a fascist."

Bryan Fischer Can't Seem To Keep His Story Straight

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer said that while he has great respect for Ben Carson, he is not sure that Carson has the toughness needed to withstand the relentless onslaught of attacks and lies he will face if he decides to run for president.

And Fischer was speaking from experience, he said, "because virtually everything I say that the Left gets hold of they twist, they distort it, they try to create the impression that I have said something different from what I have said." This has become so routine that Fischer doesn't even bother trying to correct the record any more since people on the Left "don't care if they have misrepresented you, misconstrued what you've said; they're doing that intentionally, that's what they want to do because they want to take what do and twist it and turn it in a way to make you look as bad as humanly possible."

This comes as news to us, especially since probably 99% of the video clips featuring Fischer were first posted on this blog which, on multiple occasions, Fischer has praised for helping him to "get the word out" by posting clips that feature "exactly the soundbite that I want them to use":

Of course, by posting these clips of him saying two diametrically opposed things, we are probably guilty of creating the impression that Fischer has said something different from what he said.

Glenn Beck Is A Paragon Of Consistency: 'We Need To Live Side By Side'

Upset by the news that a Christian bakery in Colorado has decided to stop offering wedding cakes rather than provide cakes to gay couples in compliance with the state's anti-discrimination law, Glenn Beck wondered why we all can't just get along and learn to live together.

"We must, in the end, be able to live side by side," Beck said in defending the baker's right to refuse to serve gay customers. "We are dividing ourselves in every possible way and it's being done intentionally. Nope, the Republicans have to live over here, the conservatives over here and the liberals and then the progressives, and then we have the gay people who live over here and the straight people who live over here and these people can run businesses and these people can't."

"We need to live side by side," Beck preached. "Diversity is actually a good thing."

Allow us to remind everyone that this is the same Glenn Beck who, just last year, laid out his grandiose vision for a massive $2 billion libertarian compound called Independence Park in which only like-minded people would be allowed to live and only like-minded businesses could operate.

This is also the same Glenn Beck who, the day after President Obama was re-elected, openly encouraged his listeners to buy farmland and to literally move away from their neighbors if they did not share their values and "find a place where you are surrounded by like-minded people" by looking "at the maps on how counties voted":

LaBarbera: 'Masculine Men Do Not Have Sex With Other Men'

Peter LaBarbera was recently interviewed by a former Infowars reporter named David Ortiz who asserted that acceptance of homosexuality represents "the death of the American male because you cannot be a masculine nation and support homosexuality."

Ortiz smartly pointed out that if society is going to embrace "moral relativism" on this issue, then "why can't a man sexually relieve himself next to you on a bus stop as long as he's not groaning, as long as he cleans up after himself?"

Sadly, LaBarbera did not answer this intriguing question but chose instead of focus on the idea that one cannot be gay and also masculine, declaring that gay men who dress in leather are displaying "faux masculinity" in an attempt to compensate for their inherent lack of masculinity.

"Tough guy homosexuality masculinity is not the real deal," LaBarbera asserted. "Masculine men do not have sex with other men":

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