Phillip Jennings explains why God would vote for Donald Trump.
Joseph Farah guarantees that "Trump is going to win. Hillary is not. It won’t be close."
Cliff Kincaid wonders why President Obama "gets emotional talking about Islam" and "gets emotional when talking about Islam being blamed for killing Americans."
Linda Harvey is very upset about gay-friendly Christians: "Proud homosexual rebellion is taking many people’s lives to the edge of eternal danger but, unfortunately, people who call themselves Christians are now jumping in front of this parade with a twisted version of the gospel, one that poses a great threat: becoming comfortable with God-offending sins."
Finally, Scott Lively says the massacre in Orlando happened because America has abandoned God: "What claim does any person or society have to protection by God if it doesn’t actually belong to Him — or in America‘s case, has pushed Him forcefully from every aspect of public life?"
Yesterday, CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed Florida attorney general Pam Bondi about last weekend's massacre at a gay nightclub in Orland and grilled her about her long history of anti-gay activism.
Predictably, extremist anti-gay activist Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association was outraged by Cooper's treatment of Bondi (as well as Bondi's poor performance during the interview), so he took it upon himself to answer Cooper's questions on Bondi's behalf on his radio program today.
But before he got to that, Fischer announced that because Cooper is gay, he is "disqualified" from covering any stories having to do with the issue of "the homosexual agenda."
"Anderson Cooper, who is an open, admitted homosexual ... therefore ought to recuse himself from any story like this," Fischer declared. "He has no business trying to do journalism on an issue as fraught with emotion as the homosexual agenda. He's disqualified from providing any kind of objective journalistic treatment of that topic."
Glenn Beck kicked off his radio program today by calling on Christians to denounce Pastor Roger Jimenez, who gained notoriety this week by preaching that the real tragedy of the Orlando massacre was that more gay people weren't killed.
Beck said that this pastor is preaching "evil" and that Christians cannot remain silent about it and must repudiate such views:
During the course of the discussion, Beck mentioned that there was conference last year, possibly in Ohio, put on by some pastor who also called for gay people to be put to death at which several of the Republican presidential hopefuls spoke.
Beck was oddly vague and unsure of the exact details surrounding this conference, which is convenient considering that the man Beck believed to beGod's chosen candidate, Ted Cruz, was among the featured speakers at that conference:
Beck is undoubtedly aware that Cruz spoke at Kevin Swanson's National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa last fall, considering that Beck's daughter asked Cruz about it directly and Cruz lied to her face.
But when Beck brought up the issue today, he never once mentioned that Cruz was in attendance and falsely claimed that Swanson made his comments about putting gay people to death before any of the GOP candidates arrived, so there was no way for them to know about his views or what he said from the stage before they spoke.
Cruz, of course, was directly confronted by CNN's Jake Tapper on national television about appearing with Swanson the day before he attended his conference. Cruz dismissed any concerns and continued to do so for weeks afterwards. Then, at the conference itself, Swanson repeated his view about the death penalty for gay people both before and after he interviewed Cruz from the event's stage.
It's easy to see why Beck might be so conveniently confused about the details of this event, given that it must be hard to for him to square his image of Cruz as America's divinely anointed savior with the reality that Cruz was more than willing to appear onstage with Swanson, despite his repeated proclamations that gay people should be put to death by the government, for the sake of helping his campaign during the Iowa Republican caucus.
James Dobson has found a new hero in local Colorado pastor Dave Love and was so impressed by a recent sermon he delivered ranting against the Obama administration's guidelines regarding the rights of transgender students in public schools that he aired a long excerpt of it on his radio show today.
In his sermon, Love declared that he doesn't care what the government says or how the Supreme Court rules because he will never accept marriage equality or transgender rights, because both things come straight from the pit of hell.
"No culture can survive when they lose their balance between right and wrong," he preached. "Our president and this administration has put our children at risk. Our kids are no longer safe in public education, they're no longer safe from the perversion of this world in our public schools. When you see the evil that is being handed down, a directive from the president himself that encourages this perversion, I have only one thing to say: The Lord rebuke you. To give a directive to allow this, to allow our children in elementary school to use the opposite sex bathroom is pure evil and society, through our leaders, is calling evil good and good evil and justice is being taken away from the righteous. And [this] way of thinking is a philosophy that is demonic and comes from the pit of hell. This is a philosophy from Satan himself."
"The attack on the family unit is real and it's being authored by none other than Satan himself to try and destroy the moral fabric of our society," Love continued. "The devil has come to steal, to kill, to destroy. The issue is not about homosexuality, the issue is about marriage. The issue is not about transgenders using bathrooms or locker rooms of their choice, the issue is that Satan wants to ruin, absolutely ruin, the fabric of society so he can steal the innocence of your children by having them be in public schools that [are] going to allow for this transgender behavior. He wants to steal the innocence of your kids to destroy and kill the foundation of this nation, which is built on Judeo-Christian values."
Janet Porter is in her fight against Target for the long haul, as she's already planning "back to school" protests.
Bryan Fischer says we should block Muslim immigration just like we "blocked immigration from Ebola-ravaged countries." Except, of course, we never did that.
Laurie Higgins says that "while it is justifiable to feel anger about public displays of perversion, especially in the presence of young children, hatred of those human beings who experience homoerotic feelings and affirm a homosexual identity is evil."
Pat Buchanan declares that "those who believe Islam is the one true faith, to which all of mankind must eventually submit, should be told that they are welcome as visitors – but not as immigrants. For that would ensure endless conflict."
Finally, Tony Perkins says the massacre in Orlando was "a conflict of the president's own making. By coddling and promoting Islam, the Obama administration has created an environment where people who identify as gay, lesbian, or transgendered are increasingly vulnerable."
For the last two days, Glenn Beck's main concern in the wake of the massacre in Orlando has been that the government will use the tragedy as an excuse to implement gun control when the real solution for stopping mass shootings is for every American to start carrying a gun.
"We're in this together," Beck said. "Those who claim to be responsible, step up to your responsibility; get a concealed weapons permit [and] learn how to handle your gun."
Beck said that he is very skilled with a rifle and a handgun and that if you present a threat to him or those around him, "I will kill you ... I will hit you between the eyes every single time."
"Every American should be able to say that," he declared. "Every American should be able to say, 'I am going to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.'"
"I am not going to be a lamb led to the slaughter, waiting for the police to show up," Beck stated, vowing that if somebody tried to attack a gathering at which he was present, "I'm going to shoot them before they shoot the second or third person. That's responsibility. Everybody else waits, [but] I'm not going to."
Beck then cryptically warned that Muslims from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere in the Middle East are pouring across the Southern border "by the droves" and so his audience had better "get yourself a gun and carry it."
Pseudo-historian David Barton seems to have come up with a new talking point for hitting back at those who criticize right-wing Christians: I know you are, but what am I?
On his "WallBuilders Live" radio show yesterday, Barton mistakenly claimed that Romans 2:21 says that those who condemn others are often only condemning themselves because they are guilty of the very things for which they are attacking others, which he used to attack those who criticize the Religious Right (it's actually Romans 2:1 that says this).
"Usually what they accuse you of is what they're guilty of," he said. "They yell intolerance at us when they're the intolerant ones. They yell bigotry at us, they're the bigoted ones. They yell anti-science at us, they're the anti-science. You get used to when people call you names, it's because they're very conscious and sensitive of what that looks like because they are one."
Apparently Barton was so pleased with this ingenious argument that he repeated it on today's show, declaring that when "they accuse us of being the haters or whatever; no, that's because they look in a mirror and they know how to recognize a hater when they see one because they see one every morning."
Last night, extremist anti-gay activist Theodore Shoebat posted an hour-long video in response to the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend in which he, like his father, expressed no sympathy for those "sodomites" who died because the entire tragedy was nothing more than "scum killing scum."
Both Islam and homosexuality are aberrations, he declared, and "Muslims kill each other all the time [and] sodomites kill each other all the time," so this case of a Muslim killing dozens of gay people was nothing more than "mutant killing mutant, devil killing devil."
"Sodomites are criminals" and do not deserve the prayers of Christians, Shoebat stated. "The sodomites who were killed in this club were not innocent people. They were not good people. They were not people who were just victims who we should just feel sorry for. It was scum killing scum."
The real victims of this attack, Shoebat said, are people like him who are being unfairly painted as radicals and likened to ISIS simply because they openlyadvocate putting gay people to death.
Shoebat, who last year was featured alongside several congressmen and GOP presidential candidates in an anti-gay "documentary," stated that he does not support the actions of the man who opened fired on the nightclub — not because he doesn't think that gay people should be killed, but simply because executing gay people is the job of the government, not vigilantes.
"I don't believe in vigilantism, but I do believe in the government killing the sodomites," he explained. "I do believe in the government arresting the sodomites and executing them for homosexuality. Under my rule, that sodomite club in Orlando, it would have been destroyed, it would have been demolished, bulldozed and all the bastards in there would have been arrested, tried, found guilty for homosexuality and executed."
"What this guy did was vigilantism," Shoebat stated, which he doesn't support because it's "the state's job to kill the sodomites."
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