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E.W. Jackson: Homosexuality Is an 'Abomination in the Sight of God'

Last fall, E.W. Jackson delivered a sermon at Clover Hill Assembly of God in Midlothian, VA during which he told the congregation that Christians must repent for being "sinfully complacent" by supporting political candidates who tolerate or promote "that which violates God's word and everything upon which this nation was built."

"How dare we,' Jackson fumed, "put party over the word of God ... How dare we put our race over the word of God. Nobody will ever convince me that because I'm black, I have a responsibility to vote for a candidate who will stand up on his hind feet and say 'I believe we ought to admire same-sex marriage and I'm in favor of same-sex marriage' when the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin in the sight of God and an abomination in the sight of God. I will not support anybody who would do such a thing": 

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/21/13

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/21/13

  • Dozens of anti-gay activists and religious leaders have signed on to a letter calling upon the Boy Scouts to reject the proposed change to the policy banning gay scouts.
  • Those opposed to the proposed change are complaining that they are not getting enough support from Christians, with Religious Right activist David Lane lamenting that "there’s no lobby more vicious than the homosexual lobby, and the 65 to 80 million-member evangelical constituency provides no troops for the fight against that lobby."
  • Peter LaBarbera is calling on "Christian and conservative philanthropists and patriotic corporations to step up to the plate" and pledge to support the Boy Scouts financially if the organization loses donations by maintaining the ban.
  • Similarly, Bryan Fischer warns that "if sodomy is normalized in the Boy Scouts of America, it not only will be a death sentence for the Scouts who get seduced into homosexuality, it will be the end of scouting in the United States."
  • A right-wing anti-gay French activist killed himself inside of Notre Dame cathedral in protest against the legalization of gay marriage in the country.
  • Finally, Ken Cuccinelli says he is glad that E.W. Jackson is on the GOP ticket.

Klingenschmitt Stands By Report He Knows to be False

Last week, we wrote a post noting that "Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt had used a debunked story of high school runner who was supposedly disqualified from a race after thanking God as the topic of his one minute prayer update, as well as a segment on his "Pray In Jesus Name Show" in which he blamed the incident on demonic possession.

As we pointed out, the student in question and his family both acknowledged that the allegations that he had been disqualified for exercising his Christian faith were entirely false. 

But that hasn't prompted Klingenschmitt to remove the videos or ever correct the record.  In fact, Klingenschmitt says he stands by the false claims and has even updated the description of his video to defend it:

We stand by the track story, which was originally confirmed by the parents as a "religious" gesture here: http://www.wfaa.com/home/205794321.html The fact the kid later (under tremendous pressure) declined to file charges does not mean the referee's motive was not suspect and anti-religious. Pointing to God is an act of gratitude, not disrespect, and should not be punished as disrespectful.

The story Klingenschmitt cites was entirely debunked several days later ... but Klingenschmitt says that he continues to "stand by" it even though everyone directly involved in it admits that it was false. 

Does Glenn Beck Even Read 'The Blaze'?

Glenn Beck dedicated his opening monologue last night to discussing the IRS scandal during which he highlighted a story from his own The Blaze website entitled "Is This the ‘Smoking Gun’ That Ties the IRS Scandal to the White House?"

Citing the story, Beck raised questions about why the president of the IRS employee's union was at the White House the day before the IRS implemented the policy supposedly targeting conservative groups.

"Is that a coincidence?" Beck asked. "I don't know if we're going to find out because the damage control has already begun. [The White House] just released a statement denying that Kelly even met with the President or the First Lady; quote 'President Kelly did not have any direct contact - key word there, 'direct' - with the President or the First Lady.' Okay. What were you doing there?"

If Beck had bothered to even read the very story he was citing, he would have found the answer to his question of what Kelly was doing there:

First, Kelley visiting the White House in March of 2010 is not in of itself an extraordinary event. Indeed, according to Visitor Logs, she had already met with President Obama on a few occasions.

Second, we must point out that 117 “total people” were present at the 2010 White House forum on “Worplace Flexibility,” which the log lists as the reason for the visit. To be fair, that seems to point to a larger event as opposed to Kelley meeting with Obama behind closed doors.

Third, according to visitor records, the 2010 forum was held in the White House’s South Court Auditorium, which as former White House communications worker Josh King points out, is simply a large auditorium.

“On most days, South Court Auditorium is a generic, stadium-style meeting room with four or five rows of seats; space in the back of the room for cameras sitting on tripods; a small buffer area in front of the stage for still photographers to capture the key moment; and handy backstage doors for easy ingress and egress by the principals,” King explains.

Not exactly top-secret, private meeting material here.

Bachmann: 'God Is Going to Answer Our Prayers' and Repeal Obamacare

On his radio program today, James Dobson interviewed Rep. Michele Bachmann about the IRS scandal and his contention that his organization's application was delayed because he had been critical of President Obama.

Near the end of the discussion, Dobson attempted to connect the issue to the implementation of health care reform, worrying that IRS bureaucrats would have access to everyone's health records and start denying people access to care based on political positions.

Bachmann replied that concerns such as this were exactly why it is so important to repeal Obamacare, which will miraculously happen before the end of Obama's term when he is compelled to sign and "repudiate own signature piece of legislation" through an act of God:

That's why you saw the House of Representatives pass my bill, the full repeal of Obamacare last week, and that's why I have renewed confidence that we can see this bill pass in the Senate and I think the President will ultimately be forced to repudiate his own signature piece of legislation because the American people will demand it.

And I think before his second term is over, we're going to see a miracle before our eyes, I believe God is going to answer our prayers and we'll be freed from the yoke of Obamacare. I believe that's going to happen and we saw step one last week with the repeal of Obamacare in the House. We have two more steps. We serve a mighty God and I believe it can happen.

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/20/13

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/20/13

  • It hasn't even happened yet, but Joseph Farah's 9/11 prayer effort is already producing miracles.
  • Once again, Glenn Beck gets debunked by his own network.
  • Speaking of Beck, he and David Barton are organizing a special "Independence Through History" museum to be on display during his July 4 festivities in Utah.
  • Matt Barber and Mat Staver are scandalized by the prospect of Boy Scouts having to share a tent with a gay fellow Scout.
  • Finally, apparently Chuck Pierce prophesied the IRS scandal over a year ago!

Radical End Times Radio Host Rick Wiles Interviews Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)

On Friday's radio broadcast, End Times radio host Rick Wiles interviewed Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) to discuss Fleming's letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel raising concerns about reports that Pentagon officials had met with Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

It was more than a little ironic to listen to Wiles and Fleming voice their collective disbelief that anyone from the government would dare to meet with someone who had said derogatory things about those with whom they disagree:

Wiles: Congressman Fleming is on the telephone. Congressman, glad to have you on the program.

Fleming: Hey Rick, great to talk with you again.

Wiles: I appreciate you being in the forefront of questioning Defense Chief Hagel on his Mikey Weinstein matter.  Has Secretary Hagel responded to your letter yet?

Fleming: We have no heard back from Secretary Hagel and I think that's most unfortunate again because Mikey Weinstein is somebody whose organization name, religious freedom, is an oxymoron for what it really is, which is religious non-freedom.  And so it's very disconcerting to know that a guy with this kind of past, someone who openly hate Christians, who calls Christians the Taliban and al Qaeda and talks about Christians committing spiritual rape and many other derogatory things; it's very problematic for someone to get high-level meetings with the Adjutant General of the Air Force and other high-level officers.

...

Wiles: You know, Congressman, I'm a pastor and I would never use that kind of language in referring to people who have other religious beliefs serving in the military, I just think that kind of language is over the top so I can't understand why the Pentagon would be meeting with somebody talking like this.

Fleming: That is a very, very important question because that really smacks of bigotry.

Allow us to point out that Wiles, who says he would never use over the top language, has asserted that President Obama is "evil," demon-possessed" and a "devil from Hell" while warning that President Obama's policies will lead to genocide against Christians and declaring that "Barack Obama has spiritually sodomized the nation."

So just let it sink in that Rep. Fleming spent twenty minutes talking to Wiles about how outrageous it is that high-level government officials would ever talk with someone who has said "derogatory things."

Barton: AIDS Is God's Penalty for Those Who Engage in 'Shameful Sexual Acts'

On today's episode of "WallBuilders Live," David Barton reiterated his belief that we will never be able to find a cure for AIDS because the disease is God's punishment for homosexuality, but taking it a step further by saying that even if we do cure AIDS, new deadly diseases will continue to emerge because God says there must be a "penalty" for engaging in these kinds of "shameful sexual acts":

I've gone on record before, and I'll say it again: I think Romans 1:27 is one of the reasons that we'll never find a complete cure for AIDS; and if we do there will be another disease pop up like this bacterial meningitis because the Bible says this, Romans 1:27 says 'men committed shameful acts with other men, sexual acts, and received in themselves the due penalty for the error.'

There is going to be a consequence for this type of sexual behavior, so even if we find a cure for AIDS, something like bacterial meningitis is going to pop up; if we cure that, something else is going to pop up because God says there is a penalty in your own body when you do this kind of sexual acts - the Bible calls them shameful sexual acts - and so we as Christians have to have that same position, regardless of what the culture says.

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