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Bryan Fischer: 'It's Not Okay For Christians To Have Diverse Opinions'

On his radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer recounted a debate he had last week on Twitter with Christian Today writer Andrew Walton over Walton's piece criticizing the newly opened Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky, which was built by the Creationist group Answers in Genesis for the purpose of promoting the organization's fundamentalist view of the Bible.

During his discussion, Fischer took exception to Walton's assertion in his article that Christians "may have diverse opinions on sexual ethics, on life issues, on evolution, on hell, on what role government should play in society, on healthcare, and indeed on science," insisting that, in fact, Christians cannot have opinions on those issues if they differ from Fischer's interpretation of the Bible.

"No, it is not okay for Christians to be all over the map, to have diverse opinions," Fischer insisted. "No, it's not okay. The Bible is abundantly clear about sexual ethics, sex is reserved for marriage, marriage is a union of one man and one woman, homosexuality is a sin, sexual immorality is a sin, et cetera. These things are not ambiguous in the scripture so, no, it's not okay to have diverse opinions on those issues."

"It's not okay to have diverse opinions on life issues," Fischer continued. "It's not okay for Christians to have diverse opinions about evolution."

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/11/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/11/16

  • Meet Donald Trump's spiritual adviser, Paula White.
  • Mat Staver says that a man trying to marry his laptop is what happens "when you say that gender no longer matters in a gender-specific relationship such as marriage, then anything goes. It becomes a free-for-all; marriage becomes a mockery, and that, I think, is one of the aspects of this particular case — marriage becomes a mockery. But we're going to see more of that ridiculous kind of notion, and really, at the end of the day, all this is an assault on marriage itself."
  • Ted Nugent says that President Obama "wants a race war."
  • A warning from Bill Muehlenberg: "When the heavy hand of the law gets into bed with the homosexual and transgender militants then we are all at risk."
  • Finally, Mike Heath is back in Maine with a new right-wing group that is working "to restore America to its former greatness by repealing same sex marriage laws and making homosexuality a crime."

David Barton Will Train Right-Wing Christians To 'Regain' Control Of Government And Implement Biblical Public Policy

Last week, David Barton spoke at Charis Bible College's "Summer Family Bible Conference" to promote the Seven Mountains based "School of Practical Government" that he is establishing at Andrew Wommack's Charis Bible College in Colorado for the purpose of training right-wing Christians how to take control of all levels of government. 

Barton, who is currently in Cleveland helping to shape the GOP platform ahead of the Republican National Convention, said that Christians must "regain this arena that God has originally given to us." To this end, the main purpose of Barton's school will be to instill in students the proper "biblical worldview" because having the correct biblical worldview is key to implementing biblical public policy. 

People who haven't read the Bible "won't have a clue about marriage, they won't have a clue about abortion, they won't have a clue about God made them male and female, end of story," Barton said, which is why these are "not the kind of people that we want to put in office."

Graduates of Barton's school, on the other hand, will know the Bible verses that set out the proper public policy for everything from the minimum wage to estate taxes.

"You'll know what God says about the capital gains tax," Barton promised, "you'll know what God says about the progressive income tax, you will know what God says about due process rights ... All of these are public policy issues and if you know the position that God has taken on public policy issues, then you get much better policy coming out."

Theodore Shoebat Says Jesus Is 'Going To Kill All These Sodomites' When He Returns

Last week, extremist anti-gay activist Theodore Shoebat posted a video in which he gloated that when Jesus Christ returns, he'll slaughter every single gay person in the world.

Shoebat, who last year was featured alongside several Republican members of Congress and GOP presidential candidates in an anti-gay "documentary," was using an incident in Australia where two men were arrested for sexually abusing a 10-month-old girl to yet again make his case that all gay people should be put to death.

"In a biblical society," Shoebat stated, "every fag would be rounded up and killed. But that's not going to happen, but believe me, when Jesus comes back, Jesus is going to kill all these sodomites. You're going to be praying to be living under a Catholic society from the Middle Ages because when Jesus comes back, it's going to be a lot more brutal."

"He's going to find all you bastards and he's going to slaughter every single one of you," said Shoebat with a smile on his face. "I can't wait for that day to come. It's going to be a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful world."

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/8/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/8/16

  • You learn something new every day, like the fact that Gordon Klingenschmitt and his wife were married by Ted Haggard.
  • Allen West says that attacks on police officers are "what happens when radicals ascend to positions of power, and a nation is fundamentally transformed."
  • FRC prays for the election: "Founding Father John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, famously urged us to select Christians to be our leaders; Exodus 18:21 calls us to select 'able men who fear God, love truth and hate covetousness.' We must pray that the American people will choose the candidates and party that best meet God’s conditions to lead the U.S. into the future."
  • Ron Crews says that because of the admission of transgender soldiers, "for the first time in my life, I cannot encourage someone to consider the military as career right now — as long as this administration continues to push our military down this road. We are in serious trouble."
  • Finally, David Lane declares that "Barack Hussein Obama just might be the agent of the judgment of God on a nation that abandoned its Biblical-based culture."

Glenn Beck, Who Mocked Congress For Apologizing For Slavery, Now Says America Needs Racial Reconciliation

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck declared that America still has a race problem because this nation never had any sort of reconciliation for its history of oppression of African Americans.

The civil rights movement was not enough because "we never reconciled" as a nation, Beck said, adding that we can't just stop doing bad things and then move forward as if those things never happened.

"You have to reconcile and stop and say, 'I am sorry for these things,'" Beck said, "ask for forgiveness of those you have hurt. The country never stopped and said, 'Wow, that was wrong.' Let's reach back out and say, 'Let me listen to you now' and I'll apologize, not for everything that I've done, but what you're feeling is valid and I'm sorry for any role that any of us played. I didn't play a role in that but I want to hear you out and the country needs to say, 'I'm sorry for that.'"

Back in 2008, when the House of Representatives passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and Jim Crow, Beck mocked it on his radio show and called it an affront "to the principles of Christianity."

Brad Thor: 'Black Lives Matter Ought To Be Labeled A Terrorist Organization'

Glenn Beck dedicated most of his radio broadcast today to discussing the shooting of several police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas last night. At one point, Beck interviewed right-wing author Brad Thor, who declared that the Black Lives Matter movement must be demonized and labeled a terrorist organization in response to this attack.

Thor declared that progressives and President Obama are intentionally creating the false impression that "it's open season on young black men by cops" for the purpose of sowing division and discord. 

Most police officers are decent people who care about their communities, Thor said, but "these stories where there is a shooting get unbelievable attention."

"I think the problem here is that the progressives love to divide people because that's how they conquer the country," he declared. "They divide people, put them into victim groups or put them into groups and convince the groups they can't talk to each other; this group is set against you, this one is set against you and all that kind of stuff. So what we're seeing is the progressives have been incredibly successful in this country dividing us and that's why we need to be focused on on the truth. We need more people standing up and demonizing a group like Black Lives Matter that calls for the killing of police. At this point, I think Black Lives Matter ought to be labeled a terrorist organization."

Glenn Beck: God Sending Chaos Because 'We Still Vote For Unrighteousness'

On his television program last night, Glenn Beck was asked by an audience member what the future holds for America, which prompted Beck to reply with a long story about the time when he said that God stopped talking to him for several weeks.

As Beck told it, he had been prompted by God years before the 2008 economic crisis to warn that a collapse was coming. When Lehman Brothers collapsed but the economic catastrophe that Beck had been predicting did not immediately follow, Beck angrily lashed out at God for having ruined his reputation.

In response, God stopped talking to Beck for several weeks until Beck humbled himself and begged for forgiveness, at which point God told him to "build the framework of hope," which terrified Beck because it was a sign that "what's coming is bad."

And now that warning is coming true. 

"I think we're here," Beck said. "What's coming? Trouble. Trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble. What's coming? Consequences. God's our dad. He's told us don't do these things. He's begged us, he's given us every opportunity and we still vote for unrighteousness ...  Consequences are coming and we can't be like little children that say, 'Wait, why are you punishing us?' He's not punishing us, he's allowing the natural consequences to happen to us."

President Obama and the progressives have worked to make conservatives feel powerless, Beck said, but that is all part of God's plan to help the people who "are going to save the nation, save the world, save freedom" to realize that "God is in control and God will see us through."

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