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Glenn Beck Will Not Vote For Trump So There Will Remain A Righteous Remnant Whom God Can Bless In America

On Thursday, Glenn Beck told his studio audience that he cannot vote for Donald Trump in November because only if he and others refuse to vote for Trump will there will remain a righteous "remnant" in America whom God can continue to bless. 

"We're the dumbest people alive," he said. "We are the people that we used to make fun of when we read the Bible" because we are openly and willfully violating God's laws but cannot understand why we are under His judgment.

"We're those people," Beck said, "but the good news is, this time, I think [there is] a remnant and this is one of the reasons why I cannot vote for Donald Trump" since voting for the "lesser of two evils" is still a vote for evil and God cannot bless a nation that chooses evil. 

"Have more faith in God," Beck told his television audience, "that a righteous people will select something else and God will make up for the difference and, if it doesn't work out, He will protect a righteous people. I can't vote for evil, what I think is evil, or the lesser of two evils; I can't vote for the destruction of freedom and I do believe that's what we would be voting for. And so, I trust in the Almighty, I trust in the protection of divine providence, but the only way we get divine providence is if you deserve it."

Donald Trump Imagines An America Where Everyone Lives 'Under One God'

Donald Trump closed out his remarks at the Values Voter Summit today by once again doing his best imitation of a pious and committed Christian in an effort to appeal to the Religious Right activists who had gathered for the conference.

After heaping praise upon the late Phyllis Schlafly, whose last name he mispronounced as "Chafly," Trump really started to pour on the God talk.

"We're all equal and we all come from same Creator," Trump said. "There's a biblical verse that I've often read and I want to repeat it again because I think it is so important to what we're trying to achieve right now for our country. It's from 1 John: 4: No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us."

"So true," Trump said. "So True."

"Imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people, under one God, saluting one flag," Trump concluded, apparently anticipating a future in which every American, regardless of religion, is required to worship Jesus Christ. 

Jon Voight: God Wants Trump To Be President So He Can 'Lift The Dark Cloud That Hovers Over Us Now'

Actor Jon Voight was given the "honor" of introducing Donald Trump at the Values Voter Summit today, which he did by declaring that "if God allows truth to be said and heard," then Trump will be elected president.

"My heart aches watching Donald Trump, day after day, pouring his heart out telling the American people what he wants to do to save the nation," Voight said. "How can anyone doubt his sincerity? I can only feel if God allows truth to be said and heard that we will see Donald Trump as the next president of this great America and he will lift the dark cloud that hovers over us now."

Gary Bauer: 'This Is A Flight 93 Election'

Gary Bauer of American Values, which is one of the co-sponsors of the 2016 Values Voter Summit, closed out his speech at the event today by literally comparing the upcoming presidential election to Flight 93, the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11 after passengers fought back against the terrorists who had hijacked it.

"This country is the equivalent of that plane right now," Bauer said, citing a recent column posted on the Claremont Institute website. "We're heading for a disaster unless we can get control of the cockpit again and then maybe, just maybe, we'll have a chance."

The passengers on that plane "took the only shot they had," Bauer stated. "Ladies and gentlemen, this is a Flight 93 election. This may be out last shot. It's time to roll. It's time to run down the aisle and save Western civilization."

Rep. Louie Gohmert: 'Hillary Clinton Has Made Clear She Is Mentally Impaired'

Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas opened his remarks at the Values Voter Summit today by facetiously apologizing for having said that Hillary Clinton's "brain is in a blender" because it is unchristian to mock those with "special needs."

"You don't make fun of people who are impaired, have special needs," Gohmert said, "and whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton has made clear she is mentally impaired and this is not somebody you should be making fun of."

"We need to be praying for Hillary Clinton," he continued. "There's special needs there, there's mental impairment ... That was not a proper thing to say because, again, I'm making fun of the mentally impaired and that's not right."

Sen. Tim Scott Says His Small Business Experience Makes Him Uniquely Qualified To Legislate On Abortion

Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina kicked off the annual Values Voter Summit today by explaining how his experience as a small business owner makes him uniquely qualified to legislate on the issue of reproductive choice.

Too many people in Washington, he said, have never had a "real" job and so, unlike him, they have never had to deal with an employee coming to them and revealing that she is pregnant. But that once happened to Scott and so he took his employee to a crisis pregnancy center (which are often Christian organizations designed to mislead women away from seeking abortions), which helped his employee to "make the choice of life."

And so, Scott proclaimed, "as an elected official, when I have the responsibility and the opportunity, the privilege to protect life, I do so having been in the private sector, realizing the importance that we should place on life and the choice of life."

Glenn Beck's Audience Will Guide America Through The 'Birth Pangs' Of This Election

Glenn Beck kicked off his radio program today by literally using the lyrics from the A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera song "Say Something" to explain the state of America heading into the election.

Americans, Beck lamented, are ruthlessly attacking one another because nobody is willing to listen to what the other side has to say and, as a result, don't know how to communicate effectively any more about our shared values and desires. 

Eventually, Beck compared the election to "birth pangs," saying that it is up to his audience to maintain their cool through the process so that they can bring the nation back together once the election is over.

"What we're going through right now is birth pangs," Beck said. "In 60 days, we give birth to something and we're in the room right now and this is the time where your wife is like, 'Get your hands off me, I'm never going to let you touch me again!' and screaming at you and saying all kinds of things that you know she doesn't mean. She's going to be fine the moment the pain stops. The moment she gives birth, that's all going to be over."

"These are birth pangs," he continued. "We need to be ones in the room that just looks and smiles and says, 'Uh huh, I know, breath, honey, breath.'"

Lashing out at a woman in labor "would cause massive problems," Beck explained, which is why his audience must be the voice of comfort and reason during this time so as not to cause permanent division.

"We need to understand we're giving birth to something new, to an entirely new life" he said. "And whether that life turns out to be good or Damien, we don't know. But as parents that gave that life its start, we better be one."

Philip Haney: The Defamation Lawsuit Against Glenn Beck 'Is An Intrusion Of Sharia Law'

Yesterday, Philip Haney, a former Department of Homeland Security analyst who has become a prominent right-wing anti-Islam activist since retiring, spoke at a conference in Washington, D.C., organized by the anti-Muslim group ACT for America.

Near the end of his remarks, Haney took questions from the audience, including one from a woman who asked his thoughts about Abdulrahman Alharbi, a student from Saudi Arabia who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, who she said she thought "had something to do with the marathon bombing."

The questioner may have gotten this idea from Glenn Beck. Alharbi was briefly considered to be a person of interest in the early part of the investigation, but was quickly cleared by investigators, but that didn't stop Beck from repeatedly asserting on his radio and television programs that Alharbi was really an Al Qaeda "control agent" and the "money man" who financed and orchestrated the terrorist attack.

Alharbi is now suing Beck for defamation and, earlier this month, a federal judge ruled that Beck would have to reveal the identities of the confidential sources upon whom his network relied in leveling these accusations against Alharbi so that Alharbi's legal team can depose them. Beck is refusing to do so and during Haney's response to the question about the bombing, he made a somewhat cryptic remark regarding that particular issue. 

Haney accused former Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano of lying to Congress about Alharbi and decried the lawsuit against Beck, calling it an effort to impose Sharia on America.

"[Alharbi] is suing Glenn Beck right now," Haney said. "This is an intrusion of Sharia law—slander or defamation - ghiba, which is a capital offense—through the auspices of the Saudi government against an American citizen. The judge just ruled on the 10th of August that he has to disclose his confidential sources. Well, who might that be?"

After that rather revealing remark, Haney wondered why "a foreign government or a foreign national [has] any standing in America to sue an American citizen," complaining that he, Haney, was a victim of "invisible shrapnel because when Janet Napolitano lied to Congress, she set off a third bomb and she shredded the lives of a lot of people."

David Barton Removes Video Claiming He Has 'An Earned Doctorate'

Yesterday, we reported that in response to questions about his claims that he has a Ph.D., right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton released a video insisting that he does, in fact, have "an earned doctorate."

As we and others pointed out, Barton's assertion seemed a little odd since he never actually stated where or when he "earned" his supposed doctorate and the documents in the background to which he pointed were difficult to read, though one clearly came from Pensacola Christian College, from which Barton received an honorary doctorate. The other two documents appear to have come from Ecclesia College and Life Christian University, an unaccredited Christian university that has also awarded Ph.D.s in theology to televangelists like Joyce Meyers and Benny Hinn.

Despite his claims to the contrary, Barton's video did not prove that he has "an earned doctorate" and, instead, simply raised more questions than it supposedly answered. 

And perhaps that is why the video has now been removed from Barton's WallBuilders Facebook page and the video has been made private:

Right Wing Round-Up - 9/7/16

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