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Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/30/15

  • FRC's Ken Blackwell and Rob Schwarzwalder attack President Obama for daring to speak out against foreign laws that criminalize homosexuality.
  • Rep. Scott Garrett is "facing a revolt by corporate and Wall Street donors after he reportedly made anti-gay remarks at a private meeting of Republican lawmakers."
  • Larry Tomczak warns that "a perfect storm is developing and this is not some surreal conspiracy theory. It is no exaggeration to say America is at a crossroads ... in a meltdown ... at a tipping point ... experiencing unprecedented changes ... observing our president act like a one-man wrecking crew to bring about his 'fundamental transformation of America.'"
  • Donald Trump's presidential campaign has hired Michael Glassner to be serve as national political director: "Mr. Glassner was chief of staff for Ms. Palin’s political action committee and worked closely with her when she ran for vice president alongside Senator John McCain in 2008."
  • Finally, the Duggars are seeking donations so that they can continue to create "fresh quality content" after losing their reality show.

Fischer: The Media Ought To Be Asking Questions About John Kerry's Iranian-American Son-In-Law

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer raised questions about what sort of impact the fact that Secretary of State John Kerry's daughter is married to an Iranian-American man might have had on his ability to effectively negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran.

"Who knows what kind of impact that would have on John Kerry," Fischer said. "I think that's a legitimate question ... If you take an unpopular position on contemporary issue, it could cost you in terms of relationships with members of your own immediate and extended family. There may be a pretty severe price to pay and some people may say, 'Look, I don't want to take that chance, I don't want to take that position because I could have people in my own family turn on me, reject me and I don't want to take that risk.'"

If the media is going to cover the fact that Donald Trump's sons engage in big game hunting, Fischer said, then "they certainly ought to at least be raising questions about the fact that Kerry has an in-law who is Iranian."

John McTernan: Gay Pride Events Cause Earthquakes, Abortion Causes Hurricanes

On his "Pray In Jesus Name" program today, Gordon Klingenschmitt interviewed Bible prophecy "expert" John McTernan, who warned that with the legalization of gay marriage nationwide, we have "crossed that line now where there's not too much time left for America," before declaring that gay rights activists hate Christians "as much as the Nazis hated the Jews."

McTernan asserted that "there have been tremendous disasters hitting America at the very same time as America is turning from God," saying that earthquakes have stuck this nation in response to gay pride parades and that  hurricanes have hit America because of legal abortion, all of which are "God warning America to repent."

Unfortunately, nobody other than McTernan seems to understand this obvious connection and so "we're at the point now where we have crossed the line of no return" and God's judgment is imminent.

When Klingenschmitt asked if there was anything that Christians could do to turn things around, McTernan said that "we must understand that the people that are in power now, I call them them hard-left reprobates, they hate us."

"They hate us because they hate God and we represent God," he said. "They hate us as much as the Nazis hated the Jews and they're acting on it now. This is not live and let live, Chaplain, they want to destroy us."

Barton: God Will Not Bless America Economically If Gay Marriage And Abortion Are Legal

David Barton appeared on the "End of the Age" television program yesterday, where he declared that Christians must vote against any presidential candidate in 2016 who supports gay marriage or reproductive choice if America is to have any hope of achieving economic prosperity.

"We have to remember that righteousness exalts a nation, not economics," he said, "so do not vote your pocketbook. Forty-five percent of Christians vote economic issues over moral issues; that's not what God will bless. God will bless the moral issues, then your economics will follow that. So we have to come out of the closet and when we get out, we have to remember to think biblically when we vote."

When host Irvin Baxter of Endtimes Ministries asked if that meant that any presidential candidate who does not oppose gay marriage or legal abortion should automatically be dropped from consideration, Barton said that is exactly what it means.

"If you recognize same-sex marriage, that means you do not recognize an absolute moral law from God," Barton explained. "So if you're wrong on the same-sex marriage issue, you're wrong on God's moral law. If you're wrong on the life issue, you're wrong on inalienable rights. And those two are simple modern indicators of an overall philosophy that does comport with the founding documents or biblical principles."

Gordon Klingenschmitt Gets Himself Into Trouble Yet Again Over Anti-Gay Remarks

Earlier this year, Colorado Republican state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt set off a controversy in his home state when he declared on his "Pray In Jesus Name" program that a brutal attack on a pregnant woman was the result of "the curse of God upon America" for the sin of legal abortion. His fellow legislators were quick to denounce his remarks and Klingenschmitt was even stripped of a committee assignment, prompting him to eventually apologize and suspend production of his television program until the end of the legislative session.

The session ended back in May and Klingenschmitt has been posting daily programs ever since, including one earlier this week in which he warned parents to remove their sons from the Boy Scouts now that the organization has lifted its ban on gay scout leaders.

Klingenschmitt warned that allowing gay scout leaders "will lead to child abuse" and declared that these gay men, who he claimed would sexually assault children, would be better off being drowned in the sea:

Unsurprisingly, Klingenschmitt's latest comments have set off another round of controversy in Colorado, forcing the state Republican Party to distance itself from him once again:

On Wednesday, the Colorado Republican Party issued a statement addressing Klingenschmitt's remarks.

"We strongly condemn Gordon Klingenschmitt's highly offensive comments. As we've said in the past, Gordon does not speak on behalf of the Party, nor do his words reflect our Party's values," the statement said.

Klingenschmitt's remarks are being denounced by people on all sides of the political spectrum and, predictably, Klingenschmitt is once again playing the victim:

Gay members of Colorado Statehouse, who work with Klingenschmitt in Denver when session is in, called for leaders of the Republican caucus to denounce the "hate speech."

"While I personally get along very well with him, when he makes statements like this, I wonder which Gordon Klingenschmitt I'm talking to: the nice guy who is very friendly to me and sits next to me in committee or the guy who makes incendiary statements about drowning good honorable people like me who are gay," Rep. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver said.

Assistant Minority Leader Polly Lawrence, R-Roxborough Park, reiterated that Klingenschmitt does not speak for House Republicans.

"Rep. Klingenschmitt's inflammatory rhetoric was once again hurtful and does not represent the views of our caucus," she said in a statement that mirrors what leadership's position has been on Klingenschmitt from before he took his seat in the House chamber.

The executive director of One Colorado, Dave Montez, called the lawmaker's comments reprehensible.

"After making numerous comments over the past year attacking lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families, Representative Klingenschmitt just can't seem to get enough," Montez said in a statement. "Gay adults are involved in scouting for the same reasons everyone else is; to serve youth, and to help them grow into good, strong citizens. These comments are reprehensible and he should be ashamed of himself for making them."

In a text message to The Gazette, Klingenschmitt accused others of misquoting him.

To a large extent, those outraged by his comments have focused on the Bible quote and accuse Klingenschmitt of calling for violence against gay men by using the quote.

"Of course the gay groups want me to stop quoting the Bible in church," Klingenschmitt said in his text message. "I will not apologize for quoting Jesus' words from the pulpit. If they are easily offended, they should take it up with Jesus, not with me."

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/29/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/29/15

  • The American Catholic Lawyers Association is calling on Catholic authorities "to impose appropriate canonical sanctions" on Justice Anthony Kennedy for having "failed in this sacred duty, violated the oath to God he took upon ascension to his high office, and thereby inflicted incalculable harm on society" by authoring the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.
  • Morgan Brittany says that Donald Trump "has been the best thing to happen to the Republican Party in a long time."
  • It is safe to assume that "Molotov" Mitchell is not a fan of "light-in-the-loafers Lindsey" Graham.
  • Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, declares that "this is America, not Canada or some Third World country. We need to stop accepting sin like abortion and homosexuality."
  • Finally, Todd Starnes is beside himself: "The blood of the unborn is on all of our hands. We are long past barbarism—but I don't believe there's a word to describe the hellish monsters we've become."

Some Helpful Tips From The 'Hagee Hotline' On How To Survive The Next Movie Theater Shooting

On yesterday's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee interviewed commentator Wendy Patrick about last week's shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana and what can be done to combat the problem of mass shootings in America.

One might expect any such conversation to touch upon issues like gun control or improved mental health screening and treatment, but those issues did not come up in this interview. Instead, Patrick lamented that mass shootings have put "a serious damper" on the prospect of going to the movies and so she offered up some excellent ways for people to still enjoy this activity while remaining vigilant about the very real possibility that they might wind up in the center of another violent incident. 

"The silver screen is one of our most treasured activities," Patrick said. "From date night to family night, from soda pop to popcorn, everyone loves the movie theater experience. Unfortunately, as you point out, the spike in movie theater shootings in recent years has put a serious damper on this cherished pastime. Now when we go out to local movie theaters, we're not just excited, we're anxious. It's hard to enjoy the thrill of an adventure movie when you fear the violence on the screen in front of you might be recreated in the aisle next to you."

Among Patrick's key recommendations is to always attend the movies with friends because there is "safety in numbers" and you will have multiple "sets of eyes and ears" to use to spot potential shooters, who most likely will be there alone. On top of that, people should also consider going to matinee showings because they are less crowded and therefore less like to be targets for mass shooters.

Once in the theater, Patrick recommends that people do "a practice run" on how to escape the theater if someone starts shooting and to make note of good places to hide within the theater in case escape is impossible.

Most importantly, "keep a low profile," she said, "and I mean that literally; it is harder to shoot people who have ducked down beneath the seats because the shooter can't see you."

Schlafly: GOP Hopefuls Must Vow To Defy Gay Marriage Ruling Until We 'Decide Whether We Want To Overturn It'

In an interview with far-right pastor and Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmit today, Phyllis Schlafly declared that the Supreme Court’s recent marriage equality ruling should simply be ignored while "we the people" decide if we want to overturn it.

"There's nothing in the Constitution about homosexual marriage," Schlafly said. "The judges made it up and some people think that because they did and the Supreme Court has spoken, therefore we have to accept it. We don't."

Likening the ruling to the Dred Scott decision, Schlafly said that "we don't have to obey it just because a few judges said so," before declaring that GOP presidential hopefuls must declare that they will flout the decision, something several candidates have already done.

"We just don't believe in accepting what some judge says is the new law," she said. "The Constitution starts with 'we the people,' and so what we need to do is say just because the Supreme Court has handed down a decision, we'll re-evaluate it and we'll decide whether we want to overturn it or not."

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/28/15

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