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Barton: The Bible Prohibits Government Debt And Jesus Hates The Capital Gains Tax

Last month, David Barton spoke at the First Baptist Church in Eastland, Texas, where he added a new wrinkle to his claim that the Bible dictates how the government is to operate by declaring that the Bible explicitly prohibits governments from taking on debt.

As "proof" of this, Barton cited Deuteronomy 15:6-8:

For the Lord your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.

"The Bible tells us, Proverbs 22:7, that the borrower is servant to the lender," Barton said. "See, the Bible is real clear: stay out of debt. You lose your freedom when you get into debt. Well, that applies for individuals, it applies for families, it applies for churches, it applies for states, it applies for the nation. God doesn't want you in debt, which is why Deuteronomy 15:6 says your nation is not to go into debt. Here we are. That's not a political issue, that's a biblical issue. God spoke about that a long time before America ever existed":

Apparently, the Founding Father never got the message

Barton then went on to repeat his absurd claims that "the Bible absolutely condemns the estate tax," that Jesus hates the capital gains tax, and that the Bible prohibits the use of progressive taxation.

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/19/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/19/15

  • After repeated losses, Liberty Counsel has now taken its lawsuit against New Jersey's ban on ex-gay "reparative" therapy to the Supreme Court.
  • It looks like the right-wing attacks on anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist for allegedly being a secret Islamist might actually threaten his re-election to the board of the NRA.
  • Linda Harvey is terrified of what gay marriage will bring: "It should break the heart of any freedom loving, God-honoring American to say this, but there is no evidence that America has the moral will to prevent the following 'gay-stapo' dreams from being fulfilled shortly after."
  • FRC prays that God will finally "awaken your people in America to stand in the gap with extraordinary prayer and to demand that our elected representatives act to defeat ISIS and hold President accountable to defend all Americans, including Christians and Jews who have been uniquely targeted by ISIS."
  • Finally, Gary Cass declares that Christians should take comfort in the fact that the Prophet Muhammad "is eternally dead in Hell and suffering the just penalty for his sin."

'This Is The Beginning Of Sorrows': Glenn Beck Declares That WWIII Has Already Begun

Earlier this week, Glenn Beck prophesied that that fight against ISIS was soon going to explode into World War III and now, it seems, that time has arrived as he declared on his radio program today that the entire world is already locked in a massive global war for its very survival, even if Beck is the only one with enough foresight to recognize it.

Despite the fact that his current theory about WWIII contradicts his last theory about WWIII, Beck has "a growing sense of surety" that the world has now entered "the beginning of sorrows."

"We are in World War III," Beck said. "It just hasn't caught up yet. We're here!"

"I told you last year, 'And so it begins,'" he continued. "I have a growing sense of surety that what I believe is here, is indeed here ... We are indeed setting the stage for global war and this is beginning of sorrows ... This is the beginning of sorrows. I'm telling you, we don't understand what is coming yet. We don't see."

"The gloves are about to come off on the entire world," Beck warned. "God help us, we may see nuclear impacts on the face of the earth in our lifetime ... The gloves are about to come off and this is the beginning of sorrows":

Klingenschmitt: Gays Have 'A Demonic Spirit That Is Ruling In The Heart And Now They Have Lost Their Soul'

On his "Pray In Jesus Name" program yesterday, Gordon Klingenschmitt cited a recent AP poll that reportedly found that while a majority of Americans support marriage equality, they also believe that wedding-related businesses ought to be allowed to discriminate against gay couples on religious grounds. The fact that some people did not support such an exemption was proof to Klingenschmitt that there is "a demonic spirit of persecution at work," which is a sign of the End Times.

"They want to force Christians to participate in someone else's acts of sodomy," Klingenschmitt said. "And if they won't participate, then the Christians should be punished or fined or bankrupted or driven out of business.  I think that is not just anti-Christian discrimination, it is open season persecution."

"They're coming after us," he warned, "and, in the long run, this will result not only in fines but in jail time for some Christians, which is a prediction and sign that the End Times are really upon us. When the Antichrist rises up to persecute Christians and behead us and throw us in jail for our Christian faith, you don't think it's going to be over things like this? This is just the camel's nose in the tent."

Klingenschmitt then went on to cite Romans 1 as he declared that gays have "a demonic spirit that is ruling in their heart and now they have lost their soul":

Staver: Obama 'Is Bringing Curses Upon America'

For the third week in a row, Mat Staver and Matt Barber continued to use Liberty Counsel's "Faith and Freedom" radio program to falsely accuse President Obama of directly and illegally interfering in the upcoming Israeli elections in an effort to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Staver declaring today that Obama is bringing God's curse upon America by doing so.

"Our Judeo-Christian history connects us together, connects us to Israel and the Jewish people," Staver said. "That's where our Judeo-Christian history was born and birthed. That's how Western Civilization was shaped, because of the Bible and the values that came out of Israel. And this president is doing everything he can to walk away from Israel."

"You know, Genesis 12 says 'I will bless those who bless you,' referring to the offspring of Abraham, which is Israel, 'and I will curse them who curse you,'" he continued. "The president is bringing curses upon America by ultimately walking away from Israel. I think that it is dangerous to not respect and protect our best ally":

Right Wing Round-Up - 2/18/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/18/15

  • Bert Farias says that Bruce Jenner's reported transition is "demonic" and "depictive of all that is wrong with America."
  • Franklin Graham calls upon ISIS to convert to Christianity because God loves them. Well, that ought to do it.
  • FRC is organizing a series of events for pastors featuring various Religious Right activists as well as Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Ted Cruz.
  • BarbWire's Gina Miller does not like the push for gay rights: "Our society has become so deeply corrupt, that a growing number of people no longer believe that homosexual behavior is wrong, although it always has been wrong and always will be wrong.  A growing number of people also do not understand that marriage is one thing only:  the union of a man and a woman, and it can be nothing else, or it’s not marriage.  People who lack a right moral foundation will not accept the truth."
  • The Alliance Defending Freedom is now suing the City of Atlanta on behalf of the city's former fire chief, Kelvin Cochran.
  • Finally, Ron Cantor warns that "Fifty Shades of Grey" is "a gateway to demonic bondage."

Fischer: Climate Science Like Believing Sun Revolves Around The Earth

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer coined a new phrase — "Harfed up a hairball" — inspired by State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, who has spent the last two days trying to tamp down a right-wing freakout over her assertion that the world cannot simply "kill our way out of this war" with ISIS.

As Fischer explained it, this phrase was now going to become his stock description for when "you say something that is patently absurd."

Of course, since Fischer is absurdly lacking in any self-awareness, he then proceeded to harf up a hairball of his own just a few segments later in his program when he likened a Saudi cleric who rejects the idea that the Earth revolves around the Sun to liberals who believe in climate change.

"Liberals are absolutely anti-science when it comes climatology and global warming," Fischer said. "This is trait that they share in common with Islam. Our leaders on the left are almost as unscientific, almost as anti-science as the leaders of the movement of Islam":

Beck: America 'Deserves To Be Destroyed' If It Preserves Net Neutrality

Glenn Beck's misguided opposition to net neutrality is well known and despite his record of being wrong about nearly everything, he spent a good portion of today's radio program warning that if the principle of net neutrality is preserved, voices such as his will eventually be silenced and declaring that America deserves to be destroyed if is so stupid as to allow it to happen.

Nobody trusts the government or Big Business, Beck marveled, "and yet you're giving Big Business and government more latitude! What are you, insane?"

"We deserve to be wiped out," he concluded. "We deserve to be wiped out. If you're this stupid, America, you deserve and somebody else is going to have to rise up and free you. It's what's going to happen."

"This wipes out our voice," Beck continued. "I'm telling you, the voices like ours will be gone. I promise you that."

Just how positive is Beck that this will absolutely happen?

"I am as convinced of this as I was of the Caliphate," he said:

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