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Rep. Robert Pittenger's 'Primary Mission' In Congress Is To Be 'An Emissary For Christ'

Last week, Rep. Robert Pittenger joined several of his fellow members of Congress, such as Trent Franks and Louie Gohmert, as well as Religious Right activists "Coach" Dave Daubenmire, E.W. Jackson, and others in speaking at a week-long revival meeting in Washington, D.C., called "Celebrate America," organized by televangelist and "Holy Laughter" preacher Rodney Howard-Browne.

Pittenger told the audience that his "primary mission" as a member of Congress is to spread the Gospel of Christ and that every issue of public policy is founded on the "reality of Christ."

"The most important message that needs to be heard in this city is the Gospel and love of Christ," Pittenger said, adding that people who hold different political views "just don't know my Savior."

"That's my primary mission as a member of Congress," the North Carolina Republican said. "Yes, to serve my constituents, to serve my region, and my state, and my country. But we're here as emissaries for Christ."

Pittenger went on to say that he is praying for President Obama because "the love of Christ  transforms everything we do and think and believe."

"I don't care what issue we work on in public policy and legislation," he said, "it all comes down to the reality of Christ."

 

Huckabee: Christians Must Be 'Willing To Suffer' For Disobeying Gay Marriage Ruling

Anti-gay demon hunter and Colorado Republican state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt was on hand at the Western Conservative Summit last month on the day that the Supreme Court struck down state bans on gay marriage and he had an opportunity to ask Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee about what Christians should expect as they carry out civil disobedience in response to the ruling.

Huckabee responded that, just like Martin Luther King, Jr., anti-gay Christians must refuse to obey the court's "unlawful" ruling and be willing to suffer as a result.

"A law that is unjust is no law at all," Huckabee said, noting that King was "willing to suffer for his decisions and I think that is what we have to accept is that we would be willing to follow our conscience."

Perkins: Christians Should Pull Their Kids Out Of Public Schools Because Of Gay Marriage Ruling

Colorado state legislator (and anti-gay demon-hunting exorcist) Gordon Klingenschmitt attended the Western Conservative Summit in Denver last month, where he interviewed Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council about the Supreme Court decision striking down state bans on gay marriage.

Perkins told Klingenschmitt that Christians should now pull their children out of public schools in the wake of the decision, before their children wind up being indoctrinated "into immoral sexuality."

"With this decision," Perkins said, "this will be used as a club to force conformance across the spectrum. I think we're now at a point where parents who are given the authority and responsibility by God to educate their children .... now, I think we're at a point where parents have to seriously consider removing their children from government schools that are going to be teaching and indoctrinating their children into immoral sexuality and this redefinition of marriage."

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/10/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/10/15

  • Caiden Cowger thinks the appearance of a "surprise blood moon" shows God's displeasure with the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling.
  • Bradlee Dean fumes that the Supreme Court oligarchy is "allowing less than 1.6 percent of the population to dictate 'law' to everyone else."
  • Tony Perkins says that "same-sex 'marriage' isn't about building homes -- it's about destroying them."
  • Mat Staver warns that the gay marriage ruling is just the "tip of the iceberg."
  • Finally, BarbWire's Gina Miller once again offers up her reasonable assessment of current events: "The persecution of Christians in the United States will now begin in earnest, as we have not seen thus far in our nation.  While many associate murder with persecution, we’re not quite there—yet (but, give it time)."

Putting Bryan Fischer's Absurd 'The Confederate Flag Is A Democratic Issue' Theory To The Test

Yesterday afternoon, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a law removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, so naturally Bryan Fischer used the news to reiterate his absurd theory that the racist symbolism and history of the flag is really "a Democratic issue."

Fischer, whose knowledge of American history apparently doesn't include anything that has happened since 1965, spent a segment on his radio program yesterday insisting that Republicans in South Carolina should have refused to even vote on the removal of the flag because "this is a Democratic Party icon" and evidence that Democrats "have been horrible racists from day one" and that the party's past is "so black, and so bad, and so dark, and so tinged with racism" that Democrats must now remove it in an effort to cover up the party's sordid history.

Fischer's attempt to hang the issue of the Confederate flag on the modern Democratic Party is so laughable that we decided to conduct a simple test and take a look at all of the members of the South Carolina legislature who voted against the bill to remove the flag from outside the capitol. There were three in the state Senate and 20 in the state House.

See if you notice any pattern:

Staver: 'The President Of The United States Has Put The Cloak Of Sin Over The White House'

To say that the Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide has sent Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver completely over the edge would be something of an understatement, as he has spent just about every radio program since it came down railing against its supposed illegitimacy while warning that God's judgment will soon befall this nation.

That trend continued today, as Staver again used the "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast to declare that he was ashamed for this nation after seeing the White House lit up in rainbow colors following the decision and warning that America cannot escape God's judgment.

"No nation in history can rebel against God and assume that it will continue to exist," Staver said. "It just simply won't happen. You have, as individuals, consequences to your actions and nations have consequences to their corporate actions as well. What just happened with regards to this opinion of marriage by five lawyers at the Supreme Court, an illegitimate decision as it is, and even then the Obama administration participating and celebrating sin is an act of defiance against our Creator and it will bring judgment upon our nation. Make no mistake about it."

After co-host Matt Barber declared that lighting up the White House in rainbow colors is "a harbinger of God's judgment" brought about by the "arrogance and haughtiness in celebration of the sin of Sodom," Staver declared that upon seeing it, he became ashamed to be an American.

"It's unprecedented in American history that the president of the United States would be so in-your-face immoral and impose that immorality and sin on the rest of the country," Staver said. "I wept when I saw that and thought about what a horrible example that is to the rest of the world. I just felt shameful to be an American at that point in time, that this is my country and look what my country has come to. The president of the United States has put the cloak of sin over the White House, the cloak of shame over the White House."

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/9/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/9/15

  • Todd Starnes has no patience for Republicans who want Donald Trump to tone it down: "Tone it down? I say he needs to crank up the volume."
  • OneMillionMoms is unsurprisingly opposed to the new PBS program "Growing Up Trans."
  • Janet Porter says that the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "just abolished the First Amendment."
  • Larry Tomczak lays out the "6 Lies From the Pit of Hell That Are Destroying America."
  • Finally, Tony Perkins accuses President Obama of pushing "extreme sexual priorities" by speaking out against the criminalization of homosexuality in Kenya.

Swimp: Gay Men 'In Bottomless Pants' Are 'Literally Trying To Collapse Our Western Civilization'

Last week, Glenn Beck became enamored with a group of anti-gay black Religious Right activists who were vowing never to accept the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. Beck arranged to have one of the leaders of this group, Michigan-based anti-gay activist Stacy Swimp, appear on his radio program today, even though Beck himself is off the air for the month due to health reasons.

That left Beck's co-hosts, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere, to interview Swimp and listen to him ramble on about how the "LGBT gestapo" is out to destroy the religious freedoms of Christians in America by allowing men to walk about "in bottomless pants" while subjecting their adopted children to unnecessary hormone therapy all in an effort to collapse Western Civilization.

"This is not even just about so-called gay marriage," Swimp said. "This is about an immoral revolution. Look at what they're doing, they're trying to superimpose it in our schools. Did you hear about the case in California, and this is not uncommon, where homosexuals who have been allowed to adopt children ... are taking them to get hormone shots because they're saying that this pre-adolescent wants to be of a different gender and so they're trying to stop the natural genetical [sic] process of this minor that they have custody of? This is what's happening, so this is getting to a point now where they're literally trying to collapse our Western Civilization. This is a moral, supernatural, spiritual thing that's manifesting itself in the political realm, in the social realm, in the cultural realm and if people like you and I and those of us who can see it don't do anything about it, I'm telling you, we're going to look up and we're going to have boys going to the girls' bathroom ... We're going to have men walking around in bottomless pants."

While Gray and Burguiere couldn't help but laugh at Swimp's parade of horribles, Swimp continued to warn that soon churches won't even be allowed to preach that homosexuality is a sin.

"Anytime that you have so-called gay rights being backed up by an expansion of government," he said, "what happens is you have a decrease of religious rights or religious freedom or religious conscious rights of Christian Americans. So beware, beware, and resist, resist, resist."

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