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Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 4/8/16

  • Take that, PayPal! "The American Family Association is announcing that it is immediately suspending its use of PayPal payment services in an effort to expose the company for threatening states and trying to force them to go against the will of the people."
  • Speaking of the AFA, its digital media editor Ray Rooney, Jr. warns that "we’re surrounded by venomous LGBT activists, antagonistic atheists, vitriolic academics, Christian bashers, God haters, Muslim sympathizers, BlackLivesMatter hate groups, and government officials who are hell bent on stripping away every last vestige of Christian heritage and religious freedom from us."
  • FRC calls Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts a "villain in a judicial system that has by and large politicized itself."
  • Rep. Peter King says that "any New Yorker who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz should have their head examined."
  • Finally, Bert Farias declares that gay-friendly Christians and churches "are tools of Satan."

'We Are Toast': Glenn Beck Does Not Appreciate Being Mocked For Warning About Baal Worship

Yesterday, we posted a clip of Glenn Beck and right-wing activist Samuel Rodriguez warning that America was unknowingly engaging in Baal worship, which was picked up the the Drudge Report.

On his radio show today, Beck voiced his displeasure with Drudge for this supposed display of "anti-Christian bigotry" and defended his claim by pointing to the fact that a reproduction of an arch from the 2,000-year-old Temple of Baal in Syria, which is under threat from ISIS, will be on display in Times Square for World Heritage Week.

Citing a column from the Charisma magazine website which claimed that it is no coincidence that the arch will go up "exactly 13 days before Baal's biggest day of the year," Beck grew increasingly irate that he was being mocked for pointing out the obvious.

"Why would you put it up on the high holy day of Satan?" Beck asked. "Good God Almighty, what are we doing? It's really creepy. And that's what Drudge is making fun of me on. I mean, if you want to pay attention at all, what are you doing? I mean, we are slapping God in the face over and over and over again and our press is making fun of [me]."

"This country was established through the might and the power of the Almighty God," he continued, growing more and more upset, "and I'm sorry if that's politically incorrect but read our own documents! Read the words of our founders. They were lead here by God, they established this country by God, our founding documents are all about God! Our rights do not belong to us; we borrow them, He gives them to us to protect. And what are we doing? In our darkest hour, we are erecting in Times Square, America's crossroads, we are erecting the Temple of Baal on Satan's high holy days and nobody seems to care and the press is silent and that's something that conservative organizations care to mock me about! We are toast."

Glenn Beck Hints That George Soros Wants To Kill Him

On his television show last night, Glenn Beck told his studio audience that he decided to make himself the number one public enemy of billionaire philanthropist George Soros so that if anything ever "happened" to him, everyone would know that Soros was responsible.

As Beck explained, back when he was still broadcasting at Fox News, Soros' "number two man" came to Beck's "number two man" and "he made a threat," prompting Beck's advisors to tell him, 'You have to be his number one enemy, make yourself visibly his number one enemy so that if anything, God forbid, happened to you, everybody would go, 'George Soros.'"

Soros has been a constant target of Beck’s conspiracy theories, including a multi-part program, "The Puppet Master," that Michelle Goldberg described as "a symphony of anti-Semitic dog-whistles" that "cast him as the protagonist in an updated Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

Glenn Beck Says Nobody Can Understand The Moses-Like Burden That Ted Cruz Carries

Glenn Beck is not just a passionate defender of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, but he is also close personal friends with the Texas senator, with whom he is regularly in contact.

On his television program last night, Beck told his studio audience that he sent Cruz and his wife Heidi a note of support over Easter weekend in the wake of a report in the National Enquirer alleging that Cruz had engaged in several adulterous affairs.

Beck explained that he sent the note in an effort to offer encouragement because nobody knows what it is like to carry the Moses-like burden that Cruz bears.

"These guys actually believe it like we believe it," Beck said. "Imagine being in a position to where you believe it, you believe the country is at the end, you believe that God is telling you, 'Step up to the plate.' You believe that you, just like Moses, may be slow in speech and not the perfect guy, but you know if you get in there, you can actually do something and you've tried to stay loyal. Do you know what that life is like for two years of tearing yourself apart, of 'please Lord, just tell me, just tell me, just tell me, I'll do it, just tell me.' And the burden of I blew it? Oh my gosh, I don't want to be them."

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/7/16

  • German Lopez @ Vox: This Daily Show segment is the perfect response to America's anti-transgender panic.
  • Alex Griswold @ Mediaite: Former GOP Candidate Sharron Angle Literally Thought Social Security Was a Box in West Virginia.
  • Travis Gettys @ Raw Story: Stephen Colbert mocks Trump’s plan to ax the non-existent ‘Department of Environmental’.
  • Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: Dinesh D’Souza: The Majority of Vocal Atheists Are “Wounded Theists” Who Simply Hate God.
  • Tierney Sneed @ TPM: Ex-Staffer: Wisconsin GOPers Cheered Voter ID Bill For What It 'Could Do For Us’.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 4/7/16

  • The American Family Association's Tim Wildmon says Mississippi's new anti-LGBT law was necessary because gay activists are "ruthless and can make your life a living hell if they zero in on you ... They are loud, obnoxious, rude, profane, demanding and intolerant of any opposing viewpoint. It’s all gay, all the time, or they will come after you, your family, and your job."
  • FRC prays that every state will pass similar anti-LGBT laws: "May pastors teach their flocks about the realities of the war being waged upon them. May they enlist Christian citizens to do their part to protect their children and grandchildren from becoming victims of SOGI laws. May every state legislature and Congress pass effective laws, replacing ineffective laws with ones that truly protect the religious liberty for all Americans. May pastors organize Culture Impact Teams to help their people defend their communities!"
  • Thanks to the Religious Right's relentless echo chamber, the Washington Times reports that "sixty-three percent of respondents in the LifeWay Research survey said they agree or strongly agree that Christians are facing growing levels of persecution, up from 50 percent in 2013." 
  • Jan Markell says that Sen. Al Franken is "one of these Jews who hates his own identity."
  • Finally, because Glenn Beck has no sense of self-awareness, he actually spent an entire segment on radio today mocking Alex Jones for spewing wild and unfounded conspiracy theories.

Wayne Allyn Root Explains Why Liberals On Welfare Are Responsible For All The Violence At Trump Rallies

There are few people in America who can match Donald Trump when it comes to shameless narcissism and self-promotion, but right-wing activist Wayne Allyn Root certainly shares many of those same traits, which is why it is not surprising that Root has been a vocal supporter of Trump's presidential campaign and has been tapped to speak at Trump campaign rallies.

Earlier this week, Root appeared on One America News to defend Trump amid the criticism he's been receiving for his various incoherent and contradictory stances on whether women should face "some form of punishment" for having abortions. Root dismissed the entire controversy on the grounds that abortion is not an important issue because it is settled law and the only thing that matters is jobs and the economy and that is all that Trump should be focusing on.

Eventually, the conversation turned toward the tendency for acts of violence to occur at Trump rallies, which Root blamed entirely upon liberals who are on welfare.

As Root explained, conservatives like him have jobs, homes and families to protect and so they would never act violently because they can't afford to be sued or go to jail. 

"But the liberal crowd," he stated, "they're all on welfare, they don't own a home, they rent, they don't own a business, they have nothing to protect. They get arrested, they're out tomorrow, they don't care. It's not the Right that's ever violent; that's an absolutely ludicrous storyline."

David Barton Says That Candidates Who 'Don't Respect The Bible' Won't Respect The Constitution

On his "WallBuilders Live" radio program yesterday, right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton asserted that voters must employ a religious test when it comes to voting because how the presidential candidates "look at the Bible will tell you how they're going to look at the Constitution."

"If your religious faith is such that it doesn't connect you to God, you're not going to be good for the country," he stated. "How they look at the Bible will tell you how they're going to look at the Constitution. I'm not saying the Bible and the Constitution are the same thing, but I'm saying you have the same view toward authority, you have the same view toward there are absolutes, there are standards that should be followed and must be followed."

"The fervency with which someone follows their religious faith, a biblical faith, is nearly always a direct indicator of how well they will follow the Constitution," Barton claimed. "If they don't respect the Bible, they won't respect other firm, fixed documents like the Constitution, so we, as citizens, ought to engage in that type of personal religious test for our president."

Glenn Beck And Sam Rodriguez: Persecution Of Christians Is Coming Because America Is Engaged In Modern-Day Baal Worship

Last night, supposedly "moderate" evangelical leader Samuel Rodriguez appeared on Glenn Beck's television show to promote his new book. During the conversation, Beck and Rodriguez agreed that full-scale persecution of Christians is coming to American because the country is now engaged in modern-day Baal worship.

"I think people think that I'm nuts," Beck said, "and they think that if you think this way, there's something wrong with you. But let me ask you this, have you spent any time serious time considering, gosh, the time period we're entering in, I may have to make the same kind of choices that [Dietrich] Bonhoeffer did?"

Rodriguez assured Beck that he's "not crazy" because "many Christians have had conversations" about this very topic.

"There's a great probability that in our lifetime," Rodriguez stated, "that we may have to be imprisoned and suffer great persecution, prosecution, as a result of our commitment to biblical truth, to Jesus, to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We are there, my friend. That's not hyperbole."

The next election is vital, he continued, because "we may be voting in a Jezebel or an Ahab" who will force Christians "to sacrifice truth on the altar of Baal."

"If people would just look up Baal and Moloch from the Scriptures," Beck responded, "we are worshiping them right now, we just don't know it, just in a different way. You used to have to sacrifice your children; it was promoted to have sexual intercourse and if you got pregnant, you brought the baby to the altar and killed the baby. I mean, it's the same thing. It was worship the god of finance, the god of war and the god of the earth. I mean, we're there!"

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/6/16

  • John Fea @ Religion News Service: Why making the Bible Tennessee’s state book is a bad idea. 
  • Andy Cush @ Gawker: State Senator Emails AP English Teacher to Offer His Thoughts on Beloved (Too Many Breasts).
  • Andy Towle @ Towleroad: Wisconsin Elects Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, Who Wrote ‘Homosexual Sex Kills’.
  • Kevin Drum: The Guy Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Videos Is Now In Trouble With a Second State.
  • Allegra Kirkland @ TPM: Cruz: When I Attacked ‘New York Values,' I Meant The Liberal Ones.
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