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Theodore Shoebat Supports Violent Vigilante Attacks Against Gay Rights Activists

Last month, we posted a video in which militant anti-gay activist Theodore Shoebat declared that Jesus would have personally beaten gay people to death, which prompted anti-gay activist Michael Brown to fire off a column denouncing Shoebat and calling his views "utter rubbish."

That, in turn, set off a battle pitting Theodore and his father Walid against Brown and other anti-gay activists who have denounced the Shoebat family's extremist views.

Yesterday, Theodore and Brown finally faced off in a debate on Brown's "Line of Fire" radio program and Shoebat posted video of his side of the conversation in which he made clear his support for violent vigilantism against gay activists.

When Brown asked him point blank if he thinks it is a good thing when militant Christian activists go out and physically attack activists marching in gay pride parades in other countries and whether he'd like to see the same thing happen here, Shoebat was unequivocal.

"I'll give you a short answer," he said. "To the first question: yes; to the second question: yes, absolutely."

Shoebat said that physically assaulting gay activists was theologically justified and praised the nations where it takes place, saying that "I wish America had this stuff."

When Brown asked Shoebat his thoughts on an incident in Israel last year in which six people were stabbed by an anti-gay militant during a gay pride parade and one young woman died, Shoebat said that "it really doesn't bother me, to be honest with you."

"They see it as protecting their society from this invasion," he said, "and it is an invasion."

Shoebat then proceeded to again praise authorities in Peru for having turned fire hoses on gay rights activists because "you have to have a society that has a cultural hatred for homosexuality, they despise it so much they don't want to tolerate it."

David Barton And Michele Bachmann Explain Why Christians Must Only Elect 'God-Conscious People'

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 to discuss the topic of "God and government" and how "we, as a nation, have a duty not to be secular."

God and religion are to be infused through all of society and government, Barton and Bachmann said, explaining that the best way to achieve that result is by electing Christians.

"We need to elect people to office who are willing to acknowledge God," Barton said, "because if they're secular going in, they're not going to protect your liberties."

"Amen," replied Bachmann, saying that Christians should "elect people who are pre-lobbied to do the right thing." The easiest way to do that, she said, is for Christians to gather together groups of 25 or 50 voters and then ask candidates for public office to come and speak to them so that they can ask those candidates about their views.

Barton supported that idea because "that's an easy way to find out whether they're God-conscious people and if they're not, you don't want them in government because they'll take your liberties."

"And that's the point," Bachmann declared. "You are more protected in this society if you have people who respect the law and who respect the Lawgiver than if you have someone who believes they are law unto themselves. That's what we want!"

Cruz Campaign's Michigan State Legislative Co-Chair Wants To Outlaw Homosexuality

As we have noted before, people who hate gays sure do seem to love Ted Cruz, and that trend continues as his presidential campaign continues to rack up support and endorsements from a variety of extremist anti-gay activists.

To this ever-growing list we can now add Michigan state lawmaker Gary Glenn, who has been tapped to serve as one of the campaign's state legislative co-chairs.

Prior to winning his seat in the state legislature, Glenn served as president of the American Family Association of Michigan, the state arm of the anti-gay hate group the American Family Association, where he promoted a variety of anti-gay positions and even called for the criminalization of homosexuality:

Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, has added his voice to a growing chorus of American leaders calling for the re-criminalization of homosexuality in the U.S.

In an e-mail to Michigan Messenger, here’s how Glenn responded when asked if he supported the criminalization move proposed by the Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg’s comments last week on Hardball:

“The short answer to your question is yes, we believe that states should be free to regulate and prohibit behavior that’s a violation of community standards and a proven threat to public health and safety — including, as most of the United States did throughout its history, homosexual behavior.”

Last year, Glenn appeared in a film made by fellow anti-gay activist Janet Porter in which he declared that public school officials ought to be held criminally liable if students are taught about homosexuality and then contract some sort of sexually transmitted disease.

"If some young person hears at school that it's okay to be gay and then comes down with a fatal disease as a result," Glenn said, "school officials should be held legally liable, individually and in their official capacities, financially and maybe even criminal":

You can read the Cruz campaign's announcement here:

Today, Ted Cruz continued to build on the campaign’s strong Michigan leadership team with endorsements from several conservative legislative leaders. The endorsements expand the Michigan Leadership team to over 100 members, including county chairs in all 83 counties and faith leaders from all across the state. Over 4,000 volunteers have signed up to help with the campaign.

“I am thrilled to announce the addition of such outstanding conservative legislators to our Michigan leadership team,” said Cruz. “These courageous conservatives are coalescing behind our campaign because the people of Michigan are tired of career politicians in Washington and want someone who has a record of fighting for our values and the Constitution.”

“Ted Cruz can bring to Washington what conservatives in the state legislatures across the nation have been yearning for — consistent conservative leadership,” said Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck.

State Legislative Co-Chairs Michigan:

United States Congressman Justin Amash
State Senator Patrick Colbeck
Former State Senator Bruce Patterson
State Representative Lana Theis
State Representative Joel Johnson
State Representative Gary Glenn
State Representative Ray Franz
State Representative Tom Hooker
Former State Representative Fulton Sheen

Jerry Boykin Falsely Claims 'The Naked Communist' Was Written And Published By The Communist Party USA

Rick Joyner was joined by the Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin on the most recent episode of his "Prophetic Perspective on Current Events" program, where the two lamented that young people are supporting the Bernie Sanders campaign because they have been inculcated with socialism by the public school system.

"The socialists had a systematic plan for taking over our educational system and they have pretty much done it," Joyner said, adding that students today "were educated by socialists to be socialists."

Boykin agreed, saying that communists in America specifically laid out a plan to do just this back in 1958.

"In 1958, there was a book written called 'The Naked Communist,'" he said. "It was written and published by the Communist Party USA and they laid out all the things they were going to do to take over America in time. It was a long term strategic plan."

That is, of course, totally false, as "The Naked Communist" was a book written by W. Cleon Skousen, a far right-wing conspiracy theorist and slavery apologist.

'Mama, What Were You Doing When Our America Fell To Tyranny?'

When right-wing radio host and commentator Gina Loudon spoke at CPAC on Saturday, she revealed that she has dedicated her life to fighting for conservative principles so that she'll be able to tell her children that she did all she could to save this nation when they are all locked up in a gulag 20 years from now.

Loudon explained how she became especially motivated after meeting Kitty Werthmann, a woman who survived Nazi rule in Austria as a child and then became a right-wing hero in America by warning that President Obama was following Adolf Hitler's path.

"After I met Kitty, I had nightmares," Loudon said. "Every night I would go to sleep and I would picture myself in a gulag across from one of my children, with them asking me, 'Mama, what were you doing when our country fell to tyranny?' Let me tell you something, my friend — every moment, every step, every interview, every book I've written, everything I've done from the day I met Kitty Werthmann has been so that I can answer that question should it ever arise 20 years from now and my child sits across from me in a gulag and asks me, 'Mama, what were you doing when our America fell to tyranny?'"

"I can promise you this," she told the CPAC audience, "every one sitting in this room, you're going to have an answer."

Dinesh D'Souza Says His 'New Movie Is Gonna Earn Me Life In Prison'

Back in 2012, Dinesh D'Souza released a "documentary" claiming that President Obama held "Third World anti-American" views and was working to systematically weaken and undermine this nation.

Two years later, D'Souza pled guilty to using straw donors to make illegal campaign contributions and was sentenced to eight months in a confinement center and five years of probation. 

Those two events are unrelated — D'Souza admitted to making the illegal donations — but he is convinced that he was specifically targeted and persecuted by the Obama administration for having made the anti-Obama film.

Appearing at CPAC on Saturday to promote his latest laughable film, which asserts that the main goal of the Democratic Party from its founding to today has been to "steal America," D'Souza declared that if his last movie got him "eight months in the slammer, this new movie is gonna earn me life in prison."

"It is a sordid history of the Democratic Party from the very beginning all the way through Hillary [Clinton]," D'Souza said of his film. "The Democrats want us to believe that they're the party of equal rights and human rights and civil rights. The truth is the Democrats are the party of slavery, and Indian removal, of broken treaties and the Trail of Tears, they're the party of segregation and Jim Crow and lynching and the Ku Klux Klan, they're the party of Japanese internment, and opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Bill of 1968."

"This is their actual history," he continued, "so what they do is they try to cover it up and the way they try to cover it up is by blaming America, America did this and America did that. But the reality is that America didn't do it, the Democrats did."

“Hobby Lobby II” Distorts the Principle of Religious Freedom

The following is a guest blog by Rev. Faye London, a member of the VASHTI Women’s Initiative within People For the American Way Foundation’s African American Ministers Leadership Council.

The Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Burwell case – which has now been consolidated with similar cases under the name Zubik v. Burwell – is a continuation of a strategy by the Right to gut the Affordable Care Act since they have been unable to repeal it. All of these cases are framed as "religious freedom" cases, yet trying to limit women’s reproductive freedom is based on a twisted understanding of what the original Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was meant to address.

Congress passed RFRA more than 20 years ago when the Supreme Court refused to protect native and indigenous individuals from being denied government benefits because of drug tests detecting peyote, a substance that was used in their religious ceremonies. RFRA was passed to protect people from having their free exercise of religion violated by the government.

Like so many others, this law has become a victim of targeted reinterpretation. In 2014, the Hobby Lobby decision made it legal for a corporation to act as an individual with regard to religious freedom. It also redefined religious freedom, so that people and corporations could use RFRA to avoid obeying laws that offend their religious beliefs, but don’t actually limit their free exercise of religion. Several states also considered laws intended to make it legal for any person or business to cite religion in order to ignore laws prohibiting discrimination against same gender loving people. And while that aspect of the debate was all over the news, the threat to women’s health posed by laws like this grew quietly in the background.

The case now at the Supreme Court attacks a vital piece of the puzzle by which ACA protects women's health by requiring health insurance to include contraception coverage without charge. There is an accommodation already in the law that sets an alternative route to coverage for women who work for nonprofit religious organizations that disapprove of contraception. All the organization has to do is fill out a very short and simple form or write a letter stating that as an organization they do not want to provide contraception, and they are relieved from that responsibility and the government takes over, directing the insurance company to pay for the contraception rather than the religious nonprofit. The Little Sisters of the Poor organization and others are saying that signing a one-page form is an "undue burden" on them morally, as it still constitutes participation in opening the way for women to access "sinful" contraceptive care.

This new trend is just another way to strip rights from poor people who depend on these services for survival. It is not about religious freedom. The accommodation is sufficient to protect the Little Sisters' religious freedom. This is about controlling women's bodies (and particularly poor women's bodies, since women of means can afford to pay out of pocket), in order to make space for those who would relieve themselves of any responsibility for ethical treatment of their employees or the public.

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Extremist Anti-Gay, Anti-Muslim Bigot Bryan Fischer To Join Ted Cruz At Mississippi Campaign Rally On Monday

Update: Cruz canceled his Mississippi campaign swing due to an illness.

We have noted several times before that there seems to be no activist who is too extreme to be embraced by Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and that continues to be the case as today, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer announced that he will be joining Cruz at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Monday.

Fischer said on his radio program today that he'll be speaking at a Cruz campaign rally over the weekend which the GOP candidate will not be attending and again at another rally in Ellisville, Mississippi on Monday at which Cruz will be present.

As we explained in a post that we wrote last year, Fischer is one of the Religious Right's most radical activists and regularly displays stunning levels of bigotry against gays, Muslims and anyone who doesn't share his extremist views:

Back in 2009, Bryan Fischer was an obscure state-level Religious Right activist with a history of getting fired for his radical views. From his position as head of the Idaho Values Alliance, Fischer was mostly known for launching boycotts against Hallmark stores for offering cards for gay weddings and celebrating a fatal plane crash as God's payback for abortion.

Fischer's radicalism and bigotry were obvious even back then, but that didn't stop the American Family Association from wooing Fischer away from Idaho with an offer to serve as the organization's "director of issues analysis" and host a daily radio program down in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Within months of his arrival at AFA, Fischer was already using his national platform to spread his unmitigated bigotry, starting with his demand that all Muslims be banned from serving in the U.S. military, a position that he continues to steadfastly promote to this day.

Within a year, Fischer was using his position at AFA to declare that homosexuality should be illegal and that gays should be treated like criminals and banned from serving in public office. While Fischer was advocating for the deportation of all Muslims and an end to the building of mosques in America, the AFA continued to provide him a platform, just as it did when he began calling for whales and bears to be put to death for biblical infractions and blaming the Holocaust on gays.

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The AFA plucked Fischer from obscurity, gave him a salary and a national platform from which to regularly proclaim that gays are Satanic perverts but then tried to pretend that it was not in any way responsible for Fischer or his views, such as:

Dinesh D'Souza: Democrats Have Hidden Their Pro-Slavery History By Blaming 'Their Crimes' On The South

Broadcasting from CPAC last night, Glenn Beck sat down with right-wing "intellectual" and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who was promoting his laughable new movie that promises to expose "the soul of the Democratic Party" as being rooted in slavery.

In his discussion with Beck, D'Souza explained exactly how the Democrats have been able to hide their crimes by blaming them all on "the South." 

"What the Democrats did is they took all their crimes and re-labeled it 'the South,'" he stated. "And so by re-labeling it 'the South,' they forced southerners into a defensive position because southerners thought, 'We did the Klan, we did slavery, we did all these things.' So then the southerners become defensive about all that and that's why there is all this defensiveness about the Confederate flag. These were not southern crimes, they were crimes of the Democratic Party, the northern Democratic Party protected slavery as vehemently. So the Democrats created a situation where they could hide it and they could make our team hide it too and they had a beautiful thing going until it's now time to break up that picnic."

It seems that D'Souza's history lesson conveniently ends in the middle of the twentieth century and doesn't mention the GOP’s racist "southern strategy" and embrace of the Dixiecrats who opposed civil rights.

Trump-Loving Pastor Robert Jeffress Once Said 'True' Christians Would Support Christian Candidates Over Non-Christian Ones

Right-wing pastor Robert Jeffress has been growing increasingly defensive as he faces criticism over his warm embrace of Donald Trump, especially from fellow right-wing Christians like the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer.

Jeffress is particularly upset that self-professed Christians who support Trump are having the legitimacy of their faith questioned for doing so:  

Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas who has endorsed Donald Trump, is pushing back against several high profile Christian leaders and pundits who have mocked the professions of faith of Trump and anyone who votes for him.

“Every Christian has the right to his own opinion about a presidential candidate, but no Christian has the right to impose his preference as a litmus test for someone else’s Christianity or spirituality,” Jeffress tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview.

This is quite a change for Jefress who, during the last Republican presidential primary, urged Christians not to vote for a Mormon like Mitt Romney because "every true, born-again follower of Christ ought to embrace a Christian over a non-Christian."

In fact, back in 2011, Jeffress sat down with none other than Bryan Fischer to explain that "evangelical Christians need to support and encourage true born-again followers of Christ to be president" and therefore needed to support Rick Perry over Romney.

Paraphrasing John Jay, Jeffress stated that "as Christians, we have the duty and the privilege to select and prefer Christians as our leaders."

"We ought to have a born-again follower of Christ in the Oval Office if we have a choice," he stated, insisting that Christians should always prefer the candidate who is "in-dwelt by the spirit of God" over one who isn't. 

Jeffress even attacked Romney for being "all over the map" on issues like abortion and marriage:

This time around, the GOP primary race still has more than one candidate that would presumably meet Jeffress' standard for being a "true born-again follower of Christ," yet Jeffress is not supporting them and is, instead, proudly standing by the one who has been "all over the map" on the issues he claims to care so dearly about.

William Gheen Accuses Romney Of Invoking Ronald Reagan's 'Would-Be Assassin' In Attacking Trump

Earlier today, Mitt Romney delivered a speech attacking Donald Trump as a dangerous phony and urging voters to support any of the other Republican candidates in an effort to prevent Trump from winning the GOP nomination.

Predictably, the speech is not sitting well with extremist anti-immigration activist William Gheen of ALIPAC, who endorsed Trump earlier this week. Gheen was so outraged that he fired off a press release accusing Romney of symbolically invoking "the name of [Ronald] Reagan's would-be assassin" in his attack on Trump.

You see, Romney delivered his speech at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, which was named after "20th century pioneer, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur" Robert H. Hinckley.

"Hinckley" also happens to be the last name of John Hinckley, Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 ... and to Gheen, the fact that Romney delivered his speech at the Hinckley Institute was an attempt to "symbolically insert the name of Reagan's would-be assassin" into his attack on Trump while standing in front of "a blood red field most similar to the flags of communist nations":

"Romney is wrong to attack Trump supporters, and his decision to visually and symbolically insert the name of Reagan's would-be assassin, the western hemisphere of the Globe, and the color of blood into his attacks on Donald Trump and millions of Trump supporters are completely reprehensible," said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "We encourage Donald Trump to increase his security detail immediately and for all Americans to prepare themselves for what may follow Romney's menacing attempt to foreshadow violence and increased divisiveness within the GOP that benefits the establishment and Hillary Clinton."

ALIPAC takes issue with Romney's efforts to further escalate destructive conflicts and mudslinging in a GOP primary race that is increasing the chances that Hillary Clinton will win.

ALIPAC also contends that Romney should have called for civility and unity and appeared in front of an image of the USA instead of an image of Canada, Mexico, Brazil, along with Central and South America on a blood red field most similar to the flags of communist nations.

"It is not Donald Trump who is increasing Hillary's chances of winning, it is the refusal of establishment Republicans like Romney and Rubio to defer power to the people who have made Trump the front runner! By adding further unsubstantiated and juvenile insults to this race and by even considering launching an independent candidate, the sellout establishment Republicans are signalling they are willing to throw the race to Hillary, which will be the result if we do not take steps to call for civility and unity immediately! I believe it is time for us to unify behind the clear front runner Donald Trump." said William Gheen.

The video feed of Mitt Romney's press conference today shows the University of Utah's "Hinckley Institute" name and a logo representing the western hemisphere of the Earth where most of America's illegal immigrant population is being imported from. The name Hinckley and this Globalist symbol appear on a blood red background thus symbolically combining the color of blood, with an assassin's name, with a plan for global economic unions.

The globalist symbol behind Romney is very similar to symbols that appeared on the logos for the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), The Total Information Awareness (TIA) program that Congress canceled funding for, and the mysterious tracking hologram that once appeared on NC Driver licenses a few years ago.

Brian Camenker: What Happened To Jews In Nazi Germany 'Is Happening To Christians Now' Because Of Gay Rights

Pat Robertson's CBN News posted an article today featuring several anti-gay activists complaining that gains in equality are leading to "growing anti-Christian" persecution in America, with MassResistance's Brian Camenker likening the situation to Nazi Germany:

Some say American Christians are paranoid, that they're feeling targeted and persecuted. But is it possible America is facing a growing anti-Christian agenda?

Some on the frontline of the culture wars have responded with a resounding "yes." They feel it up close and personal – right in their faces.

"I'm particularly sensitive to that because I'm Jewish," Brian Camenker, with Mass Resistance, told CBN News.

"I saw what happened to Jews in the 1930s and 40s and much of that same thing is happening to Christians now," he said. "There's an organized movement to demonize Christians."

Maggie Gallagher, with the American Principles Project, agreed.

"What we're seeing very clearly is an effort to target them [Christians] legally when possible and then to humiliate or deprive them of social respect," she said.

Much of this comes from abortion and gay rights groups and their supporters.

"They see Christianity as refusing to affirm the things they wish to indulge in," said Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.

Both Sprigg and Rev. Bill Owens, with the Coalition of African-American Pastors, are frequent targets of gay rights groups.

"They cannot accept any moral code that says what they do is wrong and in order to avoid any sort of guilt that might come upon them if anyone says that what they're doing is wrong, they want to eliminate that kind of communication from the culture altogether," Sprigg explained.

Owens continued, "There's a strong agenda to silence Christians. You see it every day. You can't walk out of your house and not see something anti-Christian."

'I'm A Gas Balloon Balloonist': Does Gary Johnson Think His Athletic Exploits Are Qualifications To Be President?

Rick Santorum, Sen. Ben Sasse and former Gov. Gary Johnson were all scheduled to speak at CPAC this morning about their respective approaches to conservatism. 

While Sasse and Santorum used their time to do exactly that, Johnson decided to use the opportunity to plug his campaign to be the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee and did so by regaling the audience with a list of his athletic exploits.

"I'm a competitive athlete," Johnson said. "I've done hundreds of athletic competitions. I still compete is skiing, mountain biking and road biking competitions. I'm planning to Ride the Divide, which is a 3,000 mile unsupported mountain bike race across the Continental Divide from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. I've done Ironman Hawaii four times. I've done the Leadville 100 mile run. I'm also an adventurer. I'm a pilot. I'm a gas balloon balloonist. I was co-pilot in winning the America's Cup Gas Balloon Challenge two times. I've had four gas balloon flights of over 2,000 miles. I've climbed the highest mountain on all of the seven continents. I summited Mt. Everest on a recently broken leg. I am a fierce competitor."

Glenn Beck Says He Has Personally 'Lost $300,000' Supporting Ted Cruz For President

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck revealed that it has personally cost him approximately $300,000 to spend weeks out on the road in support of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign.

"I have technically put more money into Ted's campaign, I think, personal money, than Donald Trump has put into his," Beck said, noting that Trump has reportedly put $250,000 into his own campaign.

"This has cost me about $300,000 to go on the road for as long as I have," he stated, "$300,000 out of my pocket. Those are not donations. This is out of what I've personally lost because I'm not on the job, so that's what it's cost me by not being at the facilities in Dallas. We've lost $300,000."

'Everybody Wins': Glenn Beck's Ingenious Plan To Stop Donald Trump

Glenn Beck spent a good portion of his radio program today making the case that "it's time for America to unite behind Ted Cruz" in order to prevent Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination.

Specifically, he declared that all the remaining GOP candidates must drop out of the race and endorse Cruz and he came up with an ingenious plan for persuading them to do so.

As he explained it, Cruz should announce that Marco Rubio will be his vice presidential running mate, that Rand Paul will be tapped to serve as treasury secretary in a Cruz administration, that Utah Senator Mike Lee will be nominated to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court and that Ben Carson should be encouraged to run to fill Rubio's vacant seat in the Senate by promising that will receive that full support of the GOP.

"I think this is doable and absolutely unstoppable," Beck declared excitedly. "Tweet that. Facebook that. Get that out. Demand that that's where we go ... Everyone wins and we'll stomp in November."

Texas Student Taylor Crumpton Speaks Out for Reproductive Access at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – Today, Texas student and Young People For (YP4) Fellow Taylor Crumpton spoke out at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. in support of women’s health and abortion access as the Supreme Court heard arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

Excerpts from Crumpton’s speech today:

“As a young black woman who advocates with 5.4 million other people of reproductive age in Texas,  I know that our fight is not just for reproductive rights but reproductive access.

“The passage of HB2 has had horrific and lasting consequences for people with uteruses living in Texas. Many of us live in isolated communities where the nearest abortion provider is up to 500 miles away.  Immigration check points and economically inaccessible transportation options make it nearly impossible for many to reach the live saving healthcare they need.

“It is unacceptable and morally corrupt for disconnected politicians and judges to force people into self-induced abortions at the potential cost of one’s life.”

Crumpton, a junior at Abilene Christian University, is a visionary leader who works at the intersection of faith and public service in rural Texas. She is a passionate advocate for racial and reproductive justice. She is also a 2015 Fellow with Young People For (YP4), a leadership development program of People For the American Way Foundation that works with the young folks leading justice movements around the country. 

To request a phone interview with Crumpton, please email Laura Epstein (lepstein@pfaw.org).

Crumpton speaking at the Supreme Court:

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David Barton Says It's The Role Of Judges To 'Render Judgment For God'

On the latest episode in his "Foundations of Freedom" series, right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton asserted that the judiciary has lost its way because judges and juries have forgotten that they are to "render judgement for God" and rule according to the Bible.

Barton, who heads a super PAC backing Ted Cruz, and Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain, who serves on the Cruz campaign's "Religious Liberty Advisory Council," were discussing the topic of "the Bible and the judiciary" when Barton declared that people no longer trust the judiciary because "judges themselves have left God out of the picture," which Swain blamed on the fact that judges are being "educated at institutions where they come out as secular humanists, and so there's no fear of God."

"God is a god of justice," Barton said, "and when judges forget that they render judgement for God, you no longer get justice in courts."

Glenn Beck Expects To Be Banned From CPAC For Life Following His Speech On Saturday

It has long been a point of pride for Glenn Beck that he was never invited back to CPAC following his 2010 speech at the conservative conference in which he railed against the GOP for supposedly allowing itself to become infested with "progressives" who are destroying the party, the Constitution and the country.

After a six year hiatus, Beck will be returning to CPAC this weekend where he is scheduled to deliver the final speech of the conference and he is promising that it'll be a "barn burner" that will probably get him banned from CPAC for life.

"I would just say that CNN, et cetera, should carry my speech from CPAC on Saturday," Beck stated on his radio program today. "I'm just saying they should carry it because there might be some things there might be newsworthy, somewhat of interest to the American people."

When co-host Stu Burguiere asked Beck for how many years he expects to be uninvited from CPAC after this speech, Beck said he is "shooting for never come back."

"This time, I might get a police escort out of Washington, to the airport," Beck said. "So they can uninvite me if they would like to but I'm here in Washington, D.C.; they're not going to and I'm not going to run my speech by anybody, but it's going to be a barn burner."

Scott Lively: Acceptance Of Homosexuality Is A 'Dress Rehearsal' For The End Times

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."

Dave Daubenmire: Donald Trump 'May Be Demon-Possessed'

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."

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