During yesterday's morning meeting, Glenn Beck once again held court for his staff, standing in the middle of the room and declaring that President Obama has so decimated the country that the only way for anyone to find "true north" any more is to do exactly the opposite of whatever the government and society recommends.
"Whatever is opposite is most likely right, now," Beck proclaimed, declaring that Obama has completely disoriented America has a nation and a people that nobody can even tell where the truth lies any more.
"Your equilibrium is off, your sense are off," Beck said. "Turn around" and head in the opposite direction:
On his "Pray In Jesus Name" program today, Gordon Klingenschmitt reacted to a recent World Health Organization report that found that excessive consumption of alcohol was responsible for over three million deaths in 2012, warning that drunkenness leads to demonic possession.
As Klingenschmitt explained, alcohol itself is not the problem, but excess consumption of alcohol leads to drunkenness, debauchery, and demonic possession, asking "what kind of spirits do you want inside of you? Do you want liquid spirits which are actually, by the time you get done with the lust and the drunkenness and the debauchery become a demonic spirit that you consent to by an act of your free will."
Glenn Beck spends a large portion of every program laying out grand theories about how current and future events will unfold and then patting himself on the back whenever he thinks things are working out just as he predicted while utterly ignoring all of the times that he was laughably wrong.
To make things easier on himself, Beck is now conveniently covering all of his bases when it comes to the crisis in Iraq by predicting, on the one hand, the President Obama will not provide significant military support to stop ISIS from taking over the country because he genuinely "believes the world would be a safer place if a caliphate would happen over there."
On the other hand, Beck asserted that if Obama does provide military support, it is because his progressive "overlords" have decided that continuous war is good for the economy and so they are "pulling his strings" in order to force the US to get directly involved in the conflict.
Regardless of what happens, Beck can now claim to have predicted it since he has a conspiracy theory that accounts for either possible outcome:
Glenn Beck took a victory lap on his television broadcast last night, claiming that despite all the mockery he received, the current crisis in Iraq proves that all of his warnings about a global caliphate are coming true, going so far as to compare himself to the Apostle Paul who, in Acts 27, warned his captors not to try and sail for Rome because a storm was coming.
The captors, of course, did not listen and when the storm came, they all went running to Paul to ask what to do:
Later in program, Beck was shown holding court during his morning staff meeting where he prophesied that America has become so arrogant that God has no option but to humble and destroy us.
"Because I know the one thing the Lord absolutely destroys every time," Beck lectured, "no matter what, destroys it ever time is arrogance. And because his people are arrogant, he will humble us. A humbling, that's the next phase. The great humbling. We are going to be humbled":
Keep in mind that the warning that God will humble anyone who becomes too arrogant is coming from a man who, earlier in the program, likened himself to the Apostle Paul.
Yesterday, Bryan Fischer penned a column in which he declared that Islam is a contagious disease that must be completely quarantined before it can infect America and done so by banning entry to any and all Muslims:
Islam is a contagious infection, a totalitarian ideology that threatens the social health of its infected host, the United States. This contagion needs to be contained by stopping Islamic immigration at our border. Just as we screen immigrants for contagious physical diseases, so we need to screen immigrants for contagious cultural diseases.
After Fischer read from his column during his radio program yesterday afternoon, he took calls from listeners, including one from Steven in Arkansas, who declared that, from a Christian perspective, "sharia law is probably preferable to what we have right now" in America where things like pornography and abortion are legal.
"They don't allow that in sharia law," Steven said, "so as far as that's concerned, they're probably a little bit more just than we are."
Fischer replied that Muslims "rightly accuse the United States of corrupting the morality of the entire world" because we allow the production and sale of pornography here.
"It's just embarrassing, it's humiliating that we have given them that" argument, Fischer declared. "When they go out and say the United States is the Great Satan because of all the pornography it produces, how do you argue against that because they are right. That is the work of Satan; we're producing it, we're distributing it all over around world, they have every right to complain about that":
On his radio broadcast today, Glenn Beck reacted to the unfolding crisis in Iraq by declaring that if he was the President of the United States, he'd recall all US soldiers and station them along our borders in order to seal off America before telling the rest of the world that it is on its own.
President Beck would give the state of Israel the green light to do whatever it feels is necessary in order to protect itself, including the use of nuclear weapons, but the US would not be getting involved anywhere in the world because America needs to focus on getting back in line with God.
That doesn't mean that America would be going into a shell, Beck proclaimed, warning the rest of the world that "if you screw with us, we will pound you into glass."
We "will destroy you in a heartbeat," Beck warned any nation that would even contemplate messing with America, pledging to utterly decimate entire cities if necessary and then just walk away while this nation focuses on getting right with God because America is God's top priority.
"He will set things right here first," Beck asserted. "He'll worry about the Middle East later; He'll figure this one out and humble us first" so that America can once again be used as a "tool in His hands":
Next week, demon expert, anti-gay exorcist and all around crackpot Gordon Klingenschmitt will be on the ballot in the Colorado Republican primary for a seat representing District 15 in the state House of Representatives and he's trotting out the endorsements from like-minded Religious Right supporters such as Susan Sutherland of Colorado Right to Life and Jerry Boykin from the Family Research Council.
He has even gotten his good friend Alan Keyes to record a robocall on his behalf:
This is Ambassador Alan Keyes calling to endorse my friend Dr. Gordon Klingenschmitt for House District 15 state representative.
Gordon is an Air Force Academy graduate honorably discharged after twenty years on active duty. As a whistle-blower, Gordon valiantly defended the First Amendment and our military chaplains' right to pray in Jesus' name.
Gordon's stand cost him his military career and pension, so Congress backed him up. Gordon's left-wing opponent is lying about Gordon's inspiring record knowing that even the Secretary of the Navy was corrected by Gordon and Congress on this one.
Ronald Reagan said trust by verify. Don't be deceived; Gordon is a man of integrity, boldness, and strength of faith and character.
Vote for Gordon Klingenschmitt to defend your Constitutional rights.
On his radio broadcast today, Glenn Beck warned that too many crises are piling up all at the same time which will cause the press to finally turn on President Obama. That, in turn, will cause Obama to finally snap and start rounding up conservatives and putting them into camps.
Just as German society demonized Jews for years before the Nazis took power, Beck warned that this nation "has been watering some seeds" for nearly ten years to condition Americans to accept that "there are those enemies of the president that need to be punished."
Once the press turns on Obama, Beck warned, he "is not going to react well" because he has been coddled his entire life and was always treated like a god who was never to be criticized or questioned.
Saying that Obama is like a spoiled child who is about to be told that he doesn't get a trophy just for participating, Beck predicted that Obama would respond by lashing out furiously at conservatives and putting them into internment camps.
"If you couple that [sense of entitlement] with power," he stated, "you're in trouble":
BarbWire's Gina Miller, like others on the Right, is misrepresenting a recent law allowing gay couples to get married in Denmark's official state churches, to warn that "it is only a matter of time" until churches in America are compelled to do the same thing.
The push for gay rights, proclaims Miller, is "demonic" and was "born of Hell" and represents the front-line in the spiritual battle rooted in "Satan’s tyrannical desire to crush Christianity":
Transcendent truth, which is God’s law, does not change and will never change. It is revealed by God in the Bible and is written on the hearts of men. We call it “conscience.” People can bury this fundamental knowledge of right and wrong and the awareness through observing creation that God exists, but at some deep level they still know it. So it is with homosexual behavior. God has called it an abomination, a sin. Men have called it the infamous crime against nature. People are naturally, inherently repulsed by it. These timeless truths are not limited to a time in history. They are not outdated, as members of the radical homosexual movement would have you believe when they declare that support for homosexual “rights” equates to moving into the 21st century.
Those of us who are willing to speak out against the demonic homosexual movement have been warning you for many years that the God-given rights of those opposed to the mainstreaming of homosexuality cannot coexist with this movement. The fraud of homosexual “rights” and the genuine rights of Christians and others opposed to homosexuality are mutually exclusive, and one must give way to the other, period.
I have also warned you that at its core, this hellish movement is not about homosexuals simply wanting the “right” to “marry” or any of the other fallacious claims to unattainable “equality” they demand for their perverse sexual behavior. No. At its heart, this movement, born of Hell, is about Satan’s tyrannical desire to crush Christianity. Even though it is playing out in the physical realm, this is a spiritual battle between satanic forces and the forces of Jesus, Who is the only Way to God the Father, and He is deeply hated by Satan. This is why I keep saying that the militant homosexual movement’s chief targets are Christianity and the rights of the followers of Christ, whether the human pawns of the movement realize it or not.
This is a fascistic movement, meaning that its adherents employ authoritarian, militaristic tactics to push their radical agenda, which is just a “new” version of age-old tyranny. They use lying propaganda, intimidation and threats of targeting, boycotts and lawsuits to persuade people or to cow them into silence. Homosexual activists have been very successful in gaining the submission of leaders in corporate America, and they are even succeeding in swaying some churches to sign on in support of special “rights” for sodomites. The fact that far too many Christian pastors have remained silent in the face of this quickly spreading movement does not bode well for churches in America. Silence in the face of evil allows evil to easily flourish, and if Christians are afraid to speak out against the radical homosexual movement, then who will stand against it?
On his radio broadcast yesterday, Bryan Fischer declared that President Obama is eager to release members of the Taliban from Guantanamo Bay so that they can go back into battle against the United States since both he and the Taliban share the "same objective" of destroying America.
Fischer said that Obama actually seemed "happy about" the prospect of released Taliban fighters returning to the battlefield and that is because "the purpose of the Taliban is to defeat America and [Obama] believes that America needs to be punished."
"Since that's the same objective as the Taliban has," Fischer said, "that's why he really doesn't have a problem releasing them back into the field of battle":
On today's "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast, Mat Staver and Matt Barber discussed the situation involving the baker in Colorado who is vowing to go to jail rather than comply with an order to stop discriminating against gay customers by refusing to provide them with wedding cakes, saying that forcing him to bake gay wedding cakes would be like forcing Jesus to build a bed for an adulterer or a gallows for Hitler upon which to hang Jews:
Barber: So, to make that comparison would be like saying the adulteress goes to Jesus and says 'you're a carpenter, I want you to make a frame for my adultery bed, for me and then men I'm committing adultery with to commit our sinful acts.' And it would be like some tribunal coming to Jesus and saying you're a carpenter, you don't have a right to refuse to make this bed for the adulteress because you make beds for people who are actually married ...
Staver: It's like a carpenter who [is told] you can build this house for this person or you can build this gallows for Hitler. And you can use your talents, we're going to force you to use the talents to build the gallows for Hitler and we're going to hang Jews on the gallows.
Accuracy In Media's Cliff Kincaid is not happy with a recent piece by The Daily Beast's John Avlon portraying Jerad and Amanda Miller, the couple that killed two Las Vegas police officers last week, as right-wing Alex Jones fans and anti-government nuts.
Kincaid is furious that Avalon "tried to blame conservatives for the murders of two policemen" when the Miller's were really "progressives" because they supported the legalization of marijuana, which was obviously the true cause of the shooting:
[Alex] Jones is not a right-wing talk-radio host. He is a marijuana enthusiast who promoted a movie called “Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom.” We noted in the past that this combustible combination of drugs and firearms, as preached by Jones, is dangerous for our country.
The liberals would prefer to focus on the guns, not the drugs.
Miller is a classic case of a pothead, possibly with paranoid or psychotic tendencies. In a post on an Alex Jones website, Miller wrote, “I stand at a point in my life where I am on probation for selling marijuana. I take urine screens frequently and I am forced to take drug classes I do not need. Before I got arrested I had 2 jobs and was selling weed to my friends and family on the side. Now I cannot find a job.”
He had only himself to blame.
Miller wrote a post on May 13, 2013, after having to answer for a drug violation.
“Mark one up for freedom today,” he said. “I stood before a fascist judge today and implied that he was a Nazi. I told him I did not recognize his authority over me and reminded him that 2 states now have legalized weed for recreational use. I also informed him that now, since the fast and furious scandal, that continuing the war on drugs is treason. He said to me ‘I may not agree with the law, but it is my duty to enforce it.’ To which I replied ‘Nazis during the war criminal trials stated that they, were just following orders and enforcing the law, and we hung those people.’”
Hence, he was completely in favor of legalizing marijuana and perhaps other drugs. This puts him firmly on the “progressive” side of the political spectrum.
“In 2010 and 2007 he was convicted of drug dealing and possession charges related to marijuana,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal said.
The paper said that Garry Frick, the owner of a bookstore, got caught in a short but dramatic debate with Jerad Miller, in which the pothead “covered everything from Bundy to the Declaration of Independence to the morality of pornography, guns and drugs in a span of less than 15 minutes. He kept misquoting things and incorrectly using words, Frick said, all the while sounding very sure of himself.”
It sounds like marijuana took its psychological toll on him.
Rafael Cruz was the guest on James Robison's "Life Today" broadcast recently where he revealed that God told him that it was his mission to mobilize pastors to get involved in politics in order to save America and, to do so, God has been setting up opportunities for him to speak to groups of pastors all over the country ahead of the midterm elections.
"Without my moving a finger," Cruz revealed, "miraculously, God began to set up pastor conferences all over this country. Last year I did 11 pastor conferences; this year I'll probably do at least 30."
"The word of God tells us: When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice; when the wicked rule people mourn," he continued. "And there has been a lot of mourning in America in the last five years."
But Cruz is optimistic that he and the Religious Right will be able to "mobilize millions of Christians" just as they did in 1980 and "restore righteousness and the Word of God to this country":
Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas is facing two challengers in the Republican primary in August, one of whom has now come under attack by anti-gay activists in the state for having appeared in a "homosexual movie" filmed several years ago that was written and directed by a friend of his.
Alan LaPolice, who is challenging Huelskamp for the seat representing Kansas' First District, had a small role in a movie entitled "The Art of Being Straight" for which he is now being criticized by Religious Right activists:
Congressional candidate Alan LaPolice’s appearance in the movie “The Art of Being Straight,” has become an issue in his primary race against U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler/Hutchinson.
“I am very concerned that a candidate for national office would be so out of touch with the deeply held beliefs of a great many Kansans,” said Dennis Blick, chairman of the board for Kansas Family Policy Council, Wichita.
“KFPC believes Kansans deserve candidates of the highest integrity committed to traditional Judeo-Christian values, which have been the bedrock of rural Kansas communities for generations,” Blick said in a press release Tuesday from the KFPC.
Phillip Cosby, director of the American Family Association of Kansas and Missouri, said in the release that it’s “highly inappropriate” to be “featured in a homosexual movie.”
LaPolice was an actor but principally an educator in California before moving back to Clyde last year. He told The News recently he said yes to a friend and appeared in the friend’s movie that was shot around 2006. LaPolice played a character he described as a homophobic bigot.
For this part, LaPolice insists that he is a practicing Catholic who is "happily married with three beautiful daughters" who only appeared in the film as a favor to a friend. LaPolice says his scene lasted less than a minute and asserts that "anyone attempting to undermine my candidacy by fixating on a very small movie role from nearly 10 years ago would be guilty of small-minded bigotry."
LaPolice can be seen briefly around the :25 mark of this trailer for the film:
Earlier this year, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi sued Glenn Beck for defamation over the fact that Beck had dedicated several days of radio and television programming to alleging that Alharbi, who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, was actually an al Qaeda "control agent" and "money man" who had financed the bombing and recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry it out.
None of that was true and so Alharbi sued Beck, seeking "punitive damages for defamation with malice." Now, Beck's lawyers have responded to the suit by arguing that it should be dismissed on the grounds that Alharbi was a "public figure" and that Beck's attacks on him were protected by the First Amendment:
Radio host Glenn Beck says in a recent legal filing that his on-air remarks inaccurately linking a Saudi Arabian student to the Boston Marathon bombings were protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution and that a federal judge should dismiss a libel case the student brought against Beck and his employers.
Beck's lawyers, in their recent filing in U.S. District Court for Boston, don't question Alharbi's innocence. But they argue that courts have set a high standard for libel in similar cases and that Alharbi's grievances fall short of that standard.
The talk show host's lawyers argue that to prevail in court against their client, Alharbi would have to prove "actual malice," including that Beck deliberately made false accusations against Alharbi.
Beck's lawyers also argue that the radio host's remarks were Constitutionally-protected criticism of the government's handling of national security. And they argue that Alharbi became a public figure in the days after the bombings, a designation that raises the bar for a libel claim.
Earlier this month, two young girls allegedly stabbed their friend nineteen times in an effort to please an internet urban legend known as Slender Man. Predictably, Glenn Beck was very alarmed by this since everything that ever happens always bears some deep social significance and must be taken as a sign that our culture is deeply sick and on the verge of collapse. As such, Beck and his staff have becomes obsessed with the story and are on the lookout for other possible Slender Man related crimes, such as an alleged attack carried out by another young girl on her mother earlier this week.
Beck and his staff discussed the Slender Man phenomenon during yesterday's morning meeting where Beck diagnosed the problem as being rooted in the fact that people are just desperately trying to fill the holes in their empty souls with things like this.
"We're starving to death," Beck lectured his staff in a very world-weary manner. "Slender Man is filling a hole in people's lives and what's going to happen is people are going to start talking more and more about Slender Man and more and more people will go in and try to fill that hole with Slender Man because it's new and it's exciting and it's different and it's kind of on the edge."
"We are all faceless," Beck said. "We're all worried that we're being sucked into these woods, that we have no idea what's in there":
Since last Friday’s ruling by Federal Judge Barbara Crabb that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, hundreds of same-sex couples have lined up to get marriage licenses across the Badger State. Immediately after receiving the ruling, clerks in Dane and Milwaukee counties began issuing marriage licenses, and in both areas, facilities stayed open late on Friday and continued issuing licenses on Saturday. Officiants, including judges, ministers, and commissioners, married couples on-site at their respective county courthouses.
Similar to actions in other states where courts have struck down same-sex marriage bans, Wisconsin’s right-leaning GOP Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed multiple motions to “preserve the status quo” attempting to stop same-sex marriages from happening.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 48 of the state’s 72 counties were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the ongoing legal battle. Wisconsin’s Vital Records Office is accepting the licenses, but holding them until they receive further guidance from Van Hollen.
For its part, the ACLU filed a proposal of how to implement same-sex marriage in the state. If approved, the plan would force Governor Scott Walker, Attorney General Van Hollen, and county clerks across the state to treat all same-sex and opposite-sex couples equally under the law.
Judge Crabb is set to have another hearing on June 19th.
On last night's television program, Glenn Beck asserted that President Obama was "directly responsible" for the waves of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexican border so far this year, saying that Obama's announcement in 2012 that the Department of Homeland Security would temporarily halt the deportation of children who were brought into this country illegally by their parents was code to parents in Latin America to start sending their kids to the United States in order to overwhelm the system so that Obama could then use it in his effort to pass immigration reform and amnesty.
On his radio show today, Beck expanded upon this theory, declaring that this flood of children will result in an Israeli/Palestinian-like crisis here in America by creating permanent camps along the border and then using the existence of these camps to eventually press for the United States to hand Arizona back to Mexico.
"What are they doing to our border? They are making camps," Beck said. "I’m warning you right now, mark my words: If it lasts five to 10 years, they will say exactly the same thing. ‘You know what? We should give them their own state. We should give them Arizona. We took it from them in the first place. That’s land that we stole from Mexico.’"
"You mark my words: It’s coming," he continued. "They are making a Palestinian plea, and you’re watching the beginnings of it right now. Mark my words: That’s going to go all over today, and everybody is going to call me crazy. Whatever":