Last week, we noted that fringe Religious Right activist Janet Porter was readying the release of a new anti-gay documentary she produced called "Light Wins: How To Overcome The Criminalization Of Christianity" that was reported to feature a variety of members of Congress and Republican presidential hopefuls.
At the time, there were only two clips from the movie available and the only political figure shown in either was Mike Huckabee. Today, Porter released another preview of her film, which contains footage of interviews she conducted with several anti-gay activists as well as with Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Rep. Trent Franks, and Sen. Rand Paul, all attacking the Supreme Court for striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and for threatening to utterly destroy the institution of marriage entirely by legalizing gay marriage:
On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer discussed David Axelrod's claim in his new book that President Obama concealed his support for gay marriage when running for office for political reasons, a claim which Obama disputes.
Fischer's main takeaway from the whole episode, of course, is that what President Obama was really doing in eventually announcing his support for gay marriage was declaring that he was not a Christian.
"Think about this for a second," Fischer said. "President Obama said several times, 'The reason I believe that marriage is a union of one man and one woman is because I am a Christian.' So what does it mean, what are the implications when President Obama says, 'I no longer believe that marriage is a union of one man and one woman'? The implication is, 'I'm no longer a Christian. Christianity teaches marriage is a union of one man and one woman, I used to be one of those, I used to be a Christian, I used to believe in a Christian view of marriage. I don't any longer' ... If you press what Obama's saying there, he would be saying 'look, I'm no longer a Christian'":
Earlier this month, televangelist James Robison launched a new website called "The Stream," which seeks to be a one-stop outlet for covering all today's major issues from God's perspective:
This is my vision for The Stream, a national daily where those concerned about our nation’s perilous course can gather for news, wisdom and inspiration, and not feel as if faith must exist only on the margins. We’ll have a God page, but really every page on The Stream is God’s. The Psalm reminds us that “the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,” and this is why you will find The Stream covering and commenting on everything from breaking news and entertainment to family issues, religion stories and the great outdoors. It’s all God’s, and The Stream will wind through it all.
So far, the website is little more than a bevy of already-published news and commentary pieces simply collected in one place, but Robison has had big hopes for his new venture right from the very start, telling Matthew Hagee on yesterday's "Hagee Hotline" that it is poised to become the most popular website in the history of the internet.
Though the website has been active for just over a week, Robison said that "it's amazing where we are out of the gate and the response has been overwhelming. This could become the number one, most visited news site and website perhaps of all time."
"The Stream will enlighten, inform, excite and bring people together to stand against the forces of evil," he promised:
Shortly after a federal judge struck down North Carolina's ban on gay marriage last year, several magistrates resigned from their positions rather than perform same-sex weddings. Now, a state legislator has introduced a bill that would allow government officials to refuse to preside over such weddings or issue marriage licenses to gay couples based on "sincerely held religious objection" while retaining their jobs.
Gordon Klingenschmitt, not surprisingly, wholeheartedly supports this sort of legislation, saying on his "Pray In Jesus Name" program yesterday that requiring conservative Christians who work in government positions to follow the law when it comes to gay marriage is "the yoke of slavery."
As our colleague Peter Montgomery explained in a report just released yesterday, Religious Right activists are increasingly claiming that "religious liberty" ought to entitle them to engage in anti-gay discrimination, and that is exactly what Klingenschmitt is arguing.
As Klingenschmitt sees it, government workers should have the right to able to opt out of having to "participate in somebody else's sin" if they are a Christian, asserting that failure to grant such an exemption is a violation of the Constitution's ban on requiring a religious test to hold public office.
"We do pray against this demonic yoke of slavery," Klingenschmitt said, "which is being forced by some liberal judges upon the good people of North Carolina ... Father I pray that you would enable each individual person in North Carolina, whether they are a private or public servant, that they would retain their right of conscience, they would not be forced and compelled by the government to participate in somebody else's sin if it violates their religious views. God, give us religious freedom, especially for those now being compelled by the government to sin":
Mario Díaz of Concerned Women for America warns that "the attacks on people of faith resulting from a Supreme Court overreach [on gay marriage] would unleash an assault that could spell the beginning of the end of freedom and liberty in America."
Bryan Fischer says the reason that President Obama "doesn't have a strategy to stop ISIS is that he doesn't really want to."
David Rubin knows why President Obama supposedly won't fight radical Islam: "Barack Obama appears to have been so scarred from the unfortunate loss of his Muslim father at a young age that he can't recognize, nor admit, the real and present danger of the intolerant, violent jihadi ideology and its deep roots in the core of Islam. It seems to be almost an infantile mantra: Islam not bad ... Islam not bad ... Islam not bad!"
NOM calls upon its activists to "Thank Chief Justice Moore" and, of course, make a donation to NOM.
David Barton responds to President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast: "The number of lives lost at the hands of secular, non-, and anti-Christian leaders and governments in just the 20th century alone is well over 100 million."
A new paper suggests that the universe has existed forever and never had a beginning. Naturally, for Glenn Beck this is conclusive proof that the Big Bang has been disproven.
On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer hailed Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore as a modern-day Martin Luther King, Jr. for his order to state probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Fischer laughably asserted that it is the federal judge, not Moore, "who is standing in the courthouse doorway ... in defiance of both the law and the Constitution," before praising Moore and the probate judges who are refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples as the heirs of MLK.
"What Judge Moore and these probate judges are doing is in the finest tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr.," he said. "They are waging the civil rights battle of this decade, using nonviolent protest to do it":
Robert Jeffress was the guest on James Dobson's "Family Talk" radio program today, promoting his new book, "Countdown to the Apocalypse: Why ISIS and Ebola Are Only the Beginning," where he made his case that acceptance of gay marriage is proof that we are now living in the End Times.
"I think the greatest sign of the End Times that we see in our country right now is the increasing moral disorder in our country that we're seeing played out in our culture right now," the prominent Southern Baptist pastor said. "Especially in the realm of gay marriage. What was thought to be unbelievable just 10 or 20 years ago, our culture is now celebrating. A perversion that was once condemned is now celebrated."
Jeffress went on to warn that the Supreme Court will most likely strike down all the gay marriage bans in America relatively soon and then gay activists "will not rest, these extremists, until they make us all bow down and bless what God has called a perversion."
The Bible warns, Jeffress said, that "in the Last Days, there will be no restraint and you see that not only in the acceptance of gay marriage, but also in abortion, you see it in the lawlessness where police officers are gunned down routinely. All of these things are a sign of the Last Days":