Anti-gay activist Scott Lively was the guest on VCY America's "Crosstalk" radio program yesterday, where he asserted that the issue of acceptance of homosexuality within the church is a "dress rehearsal" for the End Times.
"I believe we're in End Times," he said, "and that we're being prepared as a body for a time when the Antichrist is going to appear on the scene and the Mark of the Beast is going to be something that all believers are going to be presented with this challenge. It seems that the issue of homosexuality and the way that it's being addressed in society and in the church is kind of a dress rehearsal for that."
On today's "Pass The Salt" broadcast, "Coach" Dave Daubenmire warned that Donald Trump "may be demon possessed" and marveled that his fellow Christians cannot see it.
Before going after Trump, Daubenmire expressed anger that Christians in the U.S. have become more accepting of homosexuality, warning that such views will lead to the normalization of incest.
"How could any pastor, in any pulpit, anywhere think that male-on-male sex is a good thing?" he asked. "How could anybody — anybody! — ever think that's okay? How about this? How far are we away are we from banging our daughters and it being okay? How far are we removed from that?"
Daubenmire blamed the supposed rise of incest on the separation of church and state, which he believes is behind the success of the "demon-possessed" Trump.
"What we are getting is a secular pope," he said. "Listen, Trump's lost. He may be demon-possessed, but he's fighting other demons. There's a real authority struggle that's going on here in the heavenlies; I'm surprised Christians can't see what's going on."
Rep. Louie Gohmert called into Glenn Beck's radio program today to beg listeners to donate to his re-election campaign so that he can fight back against attacks that he's a "clown" and an embarrassment to the state of Texas.
Gohmert is facing a serious primary challenge from rancher Simon Winston, who donated a large sum of money to his own campaign and is running with the message that Congress has become a circus and "Louie Gohmert is one of the main clowns."
The Texas Republican revealed that because he "had done so well in prior elections" and never faced a primary challenge before, he didn't see a need to maintain a large campaign war chest, which is now coming back to haunt him since his opponent has dumped several hundred thousand dollars into a campaign to defeat him.
Gohmert's main opponent, he said, "is a self-funder and his motto is, 'Congress is a circus and Gohmert's the biggest clown and he's an embarrassment.'"
"And the problem is if people say that enough," Gohmert stated, "then it's possible some seeds could stick and start growing, so we have got to be up on television [and] radio. You can't let those things go ... There is a point [where] you have to defend yourself and that's what I'm having to do so anybody who can help by going to Gohmert.com — it's G-o-h-m-e-r-t dot com — I'd really appreciate it."
Americans for Legal Immigration's William Gheen, a radical anti-immigration activist who once threatened that "illegal and violent" action might be necessary to stop President Obama's "conflict with white America," is the latest extremist to endorse Donald Trump's presidential campaign:
"One thing I know with all my heart, is that the people supporting Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are America's best hope for survival! I sincerely believe that we must now work to consolidate support behind Trump because he is the strongest anti-establishment candidate and has the best chance of overcoming the devious plans of the biased media and DC insiders that are desperate to stop this populist political revolt! Trump is America's best chance to stop and reverse illegal immigration if we hold him to his promises and remove many of the incumbent Republicans in Congress who are aligned with Obama on Amnesty for illegals!" said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC.
William Gheen and ALIPAC are announcing this unprecedented endorsement of Donald Trump with the hope of helping Trump fulfill his campaign promise to deport all illegal aliens as current US laws and the Constitution require. It is also hoped that endorsing Donald Trump will bring more attention and energy to the down ballot candidates facing off against the 178 Cantor List Republicans who support the same kind of amnesty for illegals that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama support.
"We will fight tooth and nail for Donald Trump until the last day of his second term as long as he stays true to his GOP Primary supporters and his promises to deport illegals, build a substantial wall, decrease legal immigration levels to help American workers, and end dangerous Muslim refugee resettlement programs," said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC.
Gheen has called for sheriffs to arrest Obama and then for Republicans to impeach and prosecute him over the issue of immigration, warning that the president is luring Central American kids into the country with "Obamaphones" in order to recruit them to be child soldiers in his private army that will confiscate guns and crack down "in a totalitarian fashion against American citizens":
Just last week, Gheen suggested that Obama may have killed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as part of a nefarious plot to impose martial law:
In her latest radio commentary, the Eagle Forum's Phyllis Schlafly calls for a ban on foreign players in Major League Baseball because these players are taking "positions that should have gone to American players."
Schlafly insists that "American baseball players are better" and speculates that MLB team owners are using foreign-born players because they are "cheaper and easier to control":
When I was growing up, my favorite sport was baseball. One of my most exciting memories was attending the World Series in 1944 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Browns. Baseball is a wonderful activity for boys and young men. It helps develop mental discipline, patience and obeying rules. A lower percentage of professional baseball players have post-career troubles compared with football and basketball players, and baseball is a safer sport, too.
The best baseball players today are American-born. All six of the six recipients of the top awards this past season are native born American, but more than a quarter of Major League Baseball players are foreign-born, with whom our youth are less likely to identify. Some of these players cannot speak English and they did not rise through the ranks of Little League. These foreign-born players enter on visas and take positions that should go to American players. Fewer than four percent of the Baseball Hall of Fame is foreign-born, yet 27 percent of today's players are foreign-born.
This foreign influx into our National Pastime may help explain why our youth is abandoning baseball. Youth who play baseball have declined by more than 40 percent since 2000, and some communities where baseball was once booming now struggle to fill their teams. Television ratings for World Series games are less than half what they were three decades ago.
Baseball owners are doing the same thing that big corporations do: Bring in foreign labor to take jobs that ought to go to Americans. American baseball players are better, as the awards and Hall of Fame prove, but perhaps baseball owners think that foreign players are cheaper and easier to control.
It is time to cut off visas for foreign baseball players, and return our national pastime to Americans.
I am one who believes that we must be vigilant about protecting true religious liberty, which has been a guiding principle throughout our country's history. As the First Amendment makes clear, all people have a right to practice, or not to practice, any religion they choose. Laws that truly protect individuals' exercise of religion prevent the government from infringing on our rights.
But the state legislature is considering a bill (HB 757) that, though framed in the language of protecting First Amendment religious freedom, at its core is about one thing: discrimination. HB 757 was recently amended and passed by the state Senate and is now being considered by the House. As Americans United explains it, the bill would allow "any individual or 'faith-based' business, non-profit entity, or taxpayer-funded organization to ignore any law that conflicts with their religious beliefs about marriage." In other words, businesses and organizations could cite religion in order to refuse service to certain groups of people.
This bill could lead to any number of nightmare situations. Restaurant owners who refuse to serve same-sex or interracial couples. Domestic violence shelters that turn away unmarried mothers and their children. Adoption agencies that refuse to place a child with parents of different faiths.
It's not the first time Georgia has considered passing a "right to discriminate" bill. Why are our state representatives wasting time, again and again, pushing legislation that would harm Georgians and threaten to drive businesses out of the state? The bill's sponsor even admitted last week that the legislation could protect the Ku Klux Klan as a "faith-based" organization. This bill is too extreme for Georgia, plain and simple.
While the new title of part II of HB 757, "the First Amendment Defense Act of Georgia," may sound like it's about true religious protection, the bill is actually a cynical attempt to turn the idea of religious liberty into a sword to attack other people's rights, rather than to truly shield their own religious practices from improper government interference. That's not what religious liberty is about. Moreover, using religion as a tool to harm others is an idea that a strong majority of Georgians reject. According to new data from the Public Religion Research Institute, 57 percent of Georgians oppose allowing small businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians on religious grounds.
Many faiths, including my own, teach that we should fight for the oppressed. Disguising a push for a "right to discriminate" under the mantle of First Amendment religious freedom is an insult to those moral principles. It's an insult to people of faith who take seriously the call to walk with, and fight for, the most vulnerable among us.
As a Baptist pastor and as a Georgian, I urge our legislators to do the right thing by rejecting HB 757. On the senate floor, Sen. Nan Orrock said, "Be able to tell your grandchildren that you didn't vote for state-sanctioned discrimination." To that, I say: Amen.
Rev. Timothy McDonald III is Senior Pastor of First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta and Co-Chair of People For the American Way's African American Ministers In Action.
On his most recent "Prophetic Perspective on Current Events" broadcast, right-wing televangelist Rick Joyner declared that "something smells like a rat" in the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia and warned that America could descend into civil war over efforts to replace him on the Supreme Court.
Joyner said that "you can't help but think" that something suspicious is going on regarding Scalia's death since no autopsy was performed.
"They rushed him in there and started the embalming process like they didn't want an autopsy," he said. "I'm not saying that he was murdered, but you can't help but wonder."
Joyner went on to say that just as the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision eventually plunged this nation into the Civil War, the court's recent marriage equality decision is likewise tearing this nation apart and could soon result in a violent conflict.
"We are in danger of a civil war in America," he warned. "We are in danger of fracturing, not just into two parts, but into many parts. I pray it doesn't happen. I pray it doesn't get violent but if you don't change your direction, you're going to end up where you're headed and that's the direction we're headed. I believe you could see America fracture into six different parts, at least. We believe in prophecy, there are prophetic warnings about this that I believe are from above."
Earlier this week, we noted that radical father-and-son duo Walid and Theodore Shoebat are locked in a battle with a few fellow anti-gay activists who denounced Theodore's recent declaration that Jesus would personally beat gays to death.
The attacks on his son promoted the elder Shoebat to fire off a furious screed in which he attacked Theodore's detractors as nothing but quisling appeasers who refuse to acknowledge that "Jesus killed the sodomites." And the battle, it seems, continues to rage as Walid has now penned yet another lengthy attack on his son's primary critic, Michael Brown, calling Brown an agent of Satan who is carrying out a "spiritual water-boarding" against him in an attempt to brand him with the "mark of the beast":
"I will publicly mark him and warn others that he is now living in a fantasy world” the warning said as Theodore perused his twitter messages. Theodore received a threat regarding his father (me) that he will be receiving some dreaded mark. Alarmed at this, Theodore showed me.
It was none other than Dr. Michael Brown from the “Ask Dr. Brown” show who can answer the toughest theological questions one can muster up and now he came to give Theodore an ultimatum, that his father will receive some sort of public mark of shame unless we all repent and gain acceptance throughout his community. According to Dr. Brown, we needed him to lift up a curse (made by him) and receive his anointing to be cleansed. But as it turns out, such anointing is akin to the mark of the beast, where I would have to denounce not only my own son, but my convictions, where at some point in time he was even trying to pit us against each other. From February 16th to February 21, six days of hell, we had to endure his attempted exorcism as if we were possessed by demons when the whole time the exorcist was behaving like one.
So many threatening messages we got from this ‘Bible answer man’ saying that unless I take down an article I wrote in response to him, regardless that it was he who drew first blood and we simply responded.
Now I “will be marked” by him for the whole Evangelical elites to cast me out as a “blasphemer” even though he showed no evidence of any blasphemy.
This was not just the typical American style arm-twisting tactic I am well familiar with where you apply pressure then let go until the subject submits. It was a spiritual water-boarding which the only way out is to either submit to the will of a wolf acting on behalf of God, or for me to sprinkle more holy water and cast out the demon.
I decided to entertain the whole fiasco with his relentless attempts. The experience was more like we both were doing an exorcism on each other. It reminded me so much when Christ was taken to a high mountain and tested. The communiqué was littered with mixed messages with the same repetitions “I will mark you” while at the same time he says “I will pray for you” and that he is “reaching out” to us “in love”. They always use such phrases, just as Judas betrayed Christ with a kiss.
But when all failed, all the love vanished. This charismatic gestapo transferred to my son thinking he was pursuing the weaker vessel.
After campaigning for Ted Cruz in Nevada earlier this week, Glenn Beck warned that the Donald Trump campaign is "grooming Brownshirts," likening Trump's supporters to the paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party.
It turns out that calling Trump supporters "Brownshirts" is not even the most insulting comparison Beck could come up with because, on his television program last night, he took things even further when he compared them to the worst people imaginable: Obama supporters!
After revealing that he is getting word that "stations want to cancel the show because they believe that Donald Trump is going to be the next president," Beck vowed that he was not going to stop attacking Trump because the GOP presidential front runner is simply too dangerous, something he learned when he encountered Trump supporters at the Nevada caucuses.
"The Trump supporters, they're Brownshirts," Beck said. "I've never witnessed anything like I saw today, it was just, it was grotesque and sad that Americans ... It's like these people are treating people like Obama supporters treated us, just the worst of the worst Obama supporters. It was like walking into Ferguson or walking into Baltimore. There's no reason, there's no common decency, there's nothing. It's just bizarre."
During a Republican presidential forum yesterday, Marco Rubio condemned an Oklahoma gun range for refusing to allow an Army reservist to use the range because he is a Muslim, saying that such discrimination is "wrong" and "immoral."
Today, Bryan Fischer brought Second Amendment zealot Jan Morgan onto his radio show to get her reaction to Rubio's comments and she was predictably unimpressed.
Morgan, who has also infamously banned Muslims from her gun range, told Fischer that "Marco Rubio sounds like a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood front organization CAIR."
"Marco Rubio has made a grave mistake," she declared, "which is why Donald Trump is slaughtering him in his own home state of Florida ... If Marco Rubio thinks that training and putting guns in the hands of people who align themselves with a theocracy that commands them to kill innocent people, if that's his definition of immoral, then he needs to be running on another ticket and I expect, any day now, to hear him announcing endorsements from the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, Hamas and ISIS."
Glenn Beck had right-wing pseudo-historian and Ted Cruz super PAC operative David Barton on his television program last night to honor Black History Month by uncovering the "real" history of race relations in America. Barton's coverage of this issue was, as always, laughably one-sided and misleading, as he spent a good deal of the opening segment relating tales of white slave owners who supposedly had such friendly relationships with their slaves that they didn't even consider them to be slaves, but rather members of the family.
The slaves, of course, were quite aware that they were slaves but "the whites just thought they were one of the family," as Barton put it, apparently believing that that somehow proves that race relations were not nearly as bad during the founding era as is commonly believed.
Nothing better exemplifies Barton's warped historical view than the fact that he credits white members of Congress and white voters for passing the 13th and 14th Amendments which ended slavery and granted citizenship to former slaves, respectively.
"I love the fact that in these early paintings you have, it's black and white together," Barton declared. "We didn't have what we have today where we have to break you into groups somehow. Yeah, there was bad and ugly down in the South, but my gosh, why not teach the good?"
Barton then picked up a diary owned by a former slave named Richard Allen who he paraphrased as having declared that "so much of the credit that blacks owed was for whites having gone to bat and doing things for them."
"Blacks were not able to free themselves, whites did," Barton stated. "When you get the 13th Amendment, you know, it was nothing but two-thirds of the House, whites in the House were the only ones voting, two-thirds of the whites in the house, two-thirds of the whites in the Senate and three-fourths of the whites in the states that ratified the 13th Amendment to end slavery. And then you have the 14th Amendment, it was nothing but two-thirds of the whites in the House, two-thirds of the whites in the Senate, three-fourths of the whites [in the states.] And so the notion that it's black against white is not borne out by history, but we have made it that way in the way we portray history."
Of course, "blacks were not able to free themselves" because many were slaves who had no rights. Crediting whites for eventually ending that system while pretending that whites and blacks had a congenial and equitable relationship all along is utterly absurd.
Before the 2012 election, right-wing pastor Jim Garlow was telling anyone who would listen that the re-election of President Obama would literally spell the end of America. After Obama's re-election, Garlow even declared that America was now "clinically dead" and the only thing that could save it was a miraculous resurrection.
Garlow, it turns out, is still hoping for such a resurrection, telling American Family Radio's "Today's Issues" program yesterday that this next election will determine whether or not America is finally lost forever.
"People say we're at a crossroads," Garlow said. "We're way past the crossroads. Our last free exit was way back on the freeway and now we're driving at a very high rate of speed through signs that are saying, 'The bridge is out, the bridge is out, the bridge is out' and we're continuing forward."
"I saw 2012," he continued, "as the day the body died and now we have a limited time for resuscitation. We went past the point in 2012 and 2016 is can these bones breath again, is there a chance that we can raise this back to life? Can we put the shocker on the heart and get things going again? Discerning people know that's where we are."
Bryan Fischer kicked off his radio show today by declaring that "when a nation sacrifices innocent children in abortion or infanticide, that is a sacrifice to demons, it's like food for demons."
"What I mean by that," he continued, "is that act of the shedding of innocent blood, the most innocent among us, it empowers satanic forces, it energizes satanic forces, it gives them the legal right to be at work in our culture, it energizes them, it empowers them, it gives them legal ground, it gives them permission to operate. So every time an abortion is performed in the United States of America, a jolt of power is given to Satan and to satanic forces."
America will never free itself "from demonic oppression," the American Family Radio host warned, "until we stop the practice of abortion."
As we noted earlier today, Glenn Beck was alarmed by the behavior of some Donald Trump supporters during last night's caucuses in Nevada and responded by blasting the Trump campaign for "grooming Brownshirts." On his radio program today, Beck also blasted the right-wing website Breitbart for its coverage of his experience at the caucuses, accusing the website of having turned itself into an arm of the Trump campaign and likening its executive chairman, Steve Bannon, to Hitler's propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Bannon, Beck said, "is a horrible, despicable human being" and asserted that "Andrew Breitbart would be spinning in his grave right now" if he knew what Bannon had done to his website.
Bannon is either angling to become President Trump's chief of staff or is hoping to turn himself "into the next Roger Ailes," Beck declared, accusing Bannon of taking orders from "a guy who builds golf courses."
"What that makes you is not Roger Ailes," Beck said to Bannon. "By taking orders from a political candidate and reworking your entire site to promote the lies of a specific candidate without any kind of truth behind these things and just spinning all of it, doing what you've done to Breitbart and anybody who reads Breitbart knows exactly what's going on; if that is what your idea of being Roger Ailes is, you are so sadly mistaken. That doesn't make you Roger Ailes, that makes you Goebbels."
While campaigning for Ted Cruz in South Carolina earlier this month, Glenn Beck made an emotional show of holding up a copy of the book "Don Quixote" that he said George Washington had picked up on the day that the Constitution was signed.
As Beck told it, Washington wrote but two lines in his diary on September 17, 1787: "Signed the Constitution today. I pick up my copy of Don Quixote." The juxtaposition of these two events — one highly significant and the other seemingly mundane — Beck declared, revealed that Washington was at peace knowing that he had done everything he could for his country and that its future was now in the hands of God and the American people.
"This is the copy that he went and picked up the day they signed the Constitution," Beck said, holding the book as he warned the audience that "if South Carolina makes Donald Trump a winner, we're done" as a nation.
Trump, of course, did win in South Carolina and now Michael Calderon of the Huffington Post is reporting that Beck's copy of "Don Quixote" is not actually the copy that Washington picked up on that day:
The museum at Mount Vernon, Washington's Virginia home, says the copy of Don Quixote in question, which Washington purchased in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787, is stored safely in its collection. A Mount Vernon spokeswoman told HuffPost that it's in the rare books vault at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, the presidential library in Washington's home. Mount Vernon even displays images of the book on its website.
Beck addressed the issue on his television show last night, now claiming merely that he owns "one of two copies of George Washington's 'Don Quixote'."
After blasting the Huffington Post for supposedly not contacting him before publishing its story, even though the article states that "Beck did not immediately respond to a request for comment," Beck insisted that his copy of the book was, in fact, owned by Washington himself and that he has all of the documentation to prove it.
The copy owned by Beck, though, may not be the one that Washington picked up on the day he signed the Constitution, as he now seemingly admits and which obviously undermines the significance of the one in his possession.
"So, there were two copies," he stated. "Which one did he buy on the day of the Constitution? I don't know."
UPDATE: Beck now admits that he copy he owns is not the copy that Washington picked up on the day he signed the Consitution:
In a statement to HuffPost, Beck acknowledged the book he's displayed at rallies is not the copy of Don Quixote that Washington purchased on that day. However, Beck said he possesses another copy of the book, dated 1796, from Washington's library.
"The lesson that I take from Washington's diary where he says 'Signed the constitution. Bought Don Quixote' is that we are never done in our service to God and Country," Beck said. "I have incorrectly stated that my copy is the copy that Washington purchased the day he signed the Constitution. That version is one of the copies owned and housed in Mount Vernon. I take full responsibility for connecting my book (which is dated 1796) to the book Washington purchased that fateful day of September 17th, 1787. But make no mistake the copy in my possession is from the private library of George Washington."
Experts at Mount Vernon noted that the ownership of the 1796 volume is complicated, and that it's uncertain whether that later edition, owned by Beck, was in Washington's library or was purchased by Washington as a gift for his friend Colonel Tobias Lear. The 1796 copy of Don Quixote was later passed down to Lear's son, Benjamin, who identified it in records as having been received from Washington.
A Mount Vernon spokeswoman said it would need to see Beck's copy in person to authenticate it.
Glenn Beck closed out his radio broadcast today by attacking Marco Rubio using a clip from the Frank Capra film "State of the Union" in which a once-idealistic presidential candidate played by Spencer Tracy admits to having sold out his principles for power and denounces his own campaign.
Beck said that while he once had great admiration for Rubio, he no longer does because Rubio "doesn't care about the truth" and has seemingly lost his soul in the process of running for president.
After playing the clip, Beck — a vocal Ted Cruz endorser and campaign surrogate — went on another of his self-righteous rants about how he refuses to wallow in the "cesspool" of American politics.
"When I came out and I said I'm sorry for anything I've ever done to divide this country," Beck began screaming, "I'm sorry, I tired to do my best, I didn't mean to, but I tried to warn people about what was coming. I tried to warn people in 1999 about Osama bin Laden, I tried to warn people in 2006 about the banking crash, I tried to warn people in 2010 about the caliphate. Nobody would listen and I'm warning you now!"
Beck fumed that while he has apologized for playing a role in dividing the nation, no politician or member of the media would follow suit and admit their own culpability, but that doesn't matter because he still believes in the ideals represented by Frank Capra's movies.
"I don't want to live in a country and I don't want to live in a time when they can't exist, when I can't believe that they're out there," he bellowed. "When I can't believe that the guy we're going to elect president of the United States actually has some courage and actually has some integrity! Maybe I'll go down as the biggest fool ever, but I'd rather die with hope that there's some common decency in this world than be a part of the cesspool that we seem to embrace."
On the latest episode of his "Foundations of Freedom" series, right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton was once again joined by former Rep. Michele Bachmann, this time for a discussion on "The Bible, Competition and Choice."
The two agreed that God created competition, within a biblical framework, for the good of mankind and Bachmann helpfully summed up the entire discussion by saying that anyone who cannot see that needs to "get a brain."
"You could summarize it by saying, 'Get a brain," Bachmann said. "I mean, that's kind of what it is. Get a brain and figure it out. Don't you want to live better? Don't you want to be more prosperous? Don't you want to be happier? Don't you want to be free? Don't you want poor people to do well? Don't you want to love your neighbor? If you want all those things, David, you would embrace competition with both arms and you'd want a biblical basis for your society just like the Pilgrims, through their example, gave us, that they embraced for us, just like George Washington and the founders, when they dedicated this nation to God at the inauguration, in the very first seconds of life of this country."
Glenn Beck, who is once again out on the road campaigning for Ted Cruz, hosted his radio show remotely today from Nevada, where he and David Barton, the right-wing pseudo-historian who is running a pro-Cruz super PAC, fretted over Cruz's third-place finish in the South Carolina primary over the weekend and warned that exit polls show that America is headed for a violent revolution within the next ten years.
Beck, who is currently in the middle of "a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus," repeated the warning that he made on his program earlier this month, when he predicted that the election of anyone other than Cruz will result in America descending into revolution within the next decade. Barton agreed, saying that poll results have convinced him that the threat of violent revolution is a very "real thing."
"I want to make sure that you hear this because the media will spin this out of control and they'll make it into another crazy conspiracy theory," Beck said, "but I just want to point out: 1999, I talked about Osama bin Laden in New York and said that their would be blood and bodies in the streets and the signature would be Osama bin Laden and nobody believed me; in 2006 and 2007, I talked to you about the financial crash, a crash of biblical proportions based on the housing market; I told you that there would be a caliphate and everybody mocked that. I'm telling you, we are on the path for revolution and a violent revolution. Right now, we're talking about a velvet revolution, but if we make the wrong choice at this point - and I'll make this case based on the polls and what we're seeing and nobody in the media ... they're going to mock it. Don''t mock this warning! Please, don't mock this warning."
Extremist anti-gay activist Theodore Shoebat has been locked in a battle of words with other anti-gay activists for several months, ever since Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality reportedly tried to have footage of Shoebat removed from an anti-gay documentary because of his radical views.
Shoebat was featured in Janet Porter's "Light Wins" film last year, along with a variety of anti-gay activists and several Republican presidential hopefuls and members of Congress. Once we began to post clips of Shoebat openly calling for a global Inquisition that would put all gays to death, LaBarbera reportedly sought to have Shoebat removed from Porter's film, which eventually led to Shoebat attacking LaBarbera as a "filthy pig" and a "traitor."
This did not sit well with Shoebat's father, Walid, a supposed "ex-terrorist" who posted a furious screed on his website attacking LaBarbera, Brown, Matt Barber and anyone else who has dared to criticize his son's extremist views, accusing them of worshiping gay blogger Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God instead of the one true God:
So how much will the Evangelical movement in the United States go to please the LGBT agenda?
When Shoebat.com posted this video on four homosexual wrestlers who raped two boys calling for a death penalty for these rapists, it upset one blaspheming homosexual and Right Wing Watch. These taunted the Evangelical movement causing an uproar with top level leaders calling on them to denounce Shoebat.com. They quickly lined up to show their support and denounced Shoebat.com for calling for the “death penalty” for gay rapists.
Several Evangelical leaders began hurling denunciations and articles against our infamous Theodore Shoebat for his views calling for the death penalty for rapists and child molesters.
According to these Evangelical leaders, calling for the death penalty for gay rapists, gay child molesters is ‘unchristian’. The heavyweights from Calvinist John Piper to Dr. Michael Brown, Peter LaBarbera (1), Matt Barber and others were irate at Theodore’s remarks.
Who controls these leaders? One major gay activist who wraps Evangelical scholars around his finger gives himself the blasphemous title as “Joe My God,” so that when they twitter him they would blaspheme calling him “My God” instead of Christ. The trick stems from when Caesar wanted the Christian world to address him as kyrios (My lord) which St. Paul denounced by stating “that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:11), that is that Christ is Kyrios not Caesar.
But now, this sodomite blasphemer, Joe, has become their god instead.
To please Joe the Blasphemer they go as far as lining up to denounce the young Shoebat for calling for the death penalty to even twisting arms to scrub and edit out Theodore’s contribution in an anti-gay documentary.
Shoebat even went on to defend his son's assertion that Jesus would kill gays, arguing that it was Christ who carried out the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah:
Did Jesus kill gays? Nothing was ever said in this silly half-baked article that in the Bible it is as clear as the sun, Jesus killed the sodomites. Most modern theologians intentionally overlook and refuse to disclose that some of the best passages of scripture ever used regarding the Trinity and the Theophany is within the context when Christ completely annihilated the sodomites.
Anyone who denies this ask them: was it Christ Who met with Abraham and announced the destruction of Sodom? In Genesis Abraham is visited by three figures, one of whom he refers to as “My Lord” (Genesis 18:3), and Who Scripture calls “the LORD” (Genesis 18:17).
No sane theologian would argue that this person wasn’t Christ. After much feasting, Christ and the other two men left Abraham to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah (see Genesis 18:21-22). Christ even referred to His meeting with Abraham in the New Testament when He said:“Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad” (John 8:56, also see St. Gregory as recorded by St. Aquinas, Catena Aurea). It was so clear in scripture that it was Christ Who killed ‘the gays.’
Last November, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and his father, Rafael, both appeared at a right-wing Christian conference in Iowa hosted by extremist radio host Kevin Swanson, who was already notorious for openly supporting imposing the death penalty for homosexuality.
Prior to the event, Cruz was asked why he was appearing at a conference organized by someone with such extremist views, but Cruz merely dodged the question. At the conference itself, Swanson repeatedlydefended his view that homosexuality should carry the death penalty, but when Rachael Maddow asked the Cruz campaign following the conference if it would denounce Swanson, all that spokesman Rick Tyler would say is that Swanson's calls to put gays to death were "not explicit" enough to warrant any sort of comment from the Republican presidential hopeful or his campaign.
But, as Maddow pointed out on Friday night, while the Cruz campaign would not bother to dignify her inquiries with a response, it did quietly distance itself from Swanson and his event in mid-December, telling USA Today that "it was a mistake" for Cruz to have attended the conference:
A tipping point, [Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s Barry] Lynn said, came at last month’s National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where Cruz said, “any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be a commander-in-chief of this country.” Cruz was also introduced onstage by Pastor Kevin Swanson, who, earlier in the conference, quoted a passage of the Bible that he claimed justified the execution of homosexuals.
“This is over-the-top rhetoric, even for a conservative presidential candidate,” Lynn said. “There is a lot of religious fervor going on in [Cruz's] campaign.”
Tyler, the Cruz spokesman, called Swanson’s comments “reprehensible” and said Cruz has spoken out repeatedly against anyone who calls for hatred or violence against homosexuals.
“Senator Cruz is passionate about religious liberties” Tyler said in an email. “Many respected organizations were sponsoring [the conference], but, given these offensive comments, it was a mistake for Senator Cruz to appear at the event.”