Last week, Glenn Beck freaked out because our society is right on the cusp of turning into a Terminator movie; a theme to which he returned on his radio program today, warning that "definitely" within two years most Americans will be reduced to working part time and saddled with some new 10% global tax while Beck himself will have been run out of business.
At that point, Common Core will be turning the nation's children into little more than cogs in a massive corporate machine while rich people will be able to upgrade their genes and intelligence through products like Google Glasses and gene therapy.
Taking issue with those who mocked his Terminator fears, Beck screamed "this isn't science fiction, this is science fact ... Read 'The Singularity Is Near' by Ray Kurzweil, you pieces of garbage! You people in the press, open your damn eyes!"
Over the last few month, David Barton's son Tim has been playing a larger and larger role on the daily radio broadcasts and today he filled in for this father on a broadcast about the Texas National Guard's refusal to provide benefits to same-sex couples.
Barton, of course, hailed the decision, saying that even a child can look at a gay relationship and "see that's not the way God intended it":
This should be something that any child - not that we want a child to look at nature and see this, necessarily - but even a child can look and see some things work and some things don't work. God made bodies and parts certain ways and the reality is that everything that God did, when you go back to Genesis from creation, everything that God did produced life. And if you want a good measuring stick of if something is from God or is not, measure the way it works.
Jesus said in Matthew 7, judge the fruit, look at what it produces. And everything that God did in Genesis, it produced life. If you just look at the reproductive system that God made, that God established, it produces life and that's how you know it's right.
And so, for the homosexuals, what they do can never produce life and that's how you know it's not from God. Even a child can look and see that's not the way God intended it.
On his television program last night, Glenn Beck explained the showdown taking place in Washington over the approaching debt ceiling by pointing to the film "The Deer Hunter," specifically the scene in which Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken play Russian Roulette.
Claiming that President Obama is willing to collapse the entire country through default, Beck compared him to Walken's character in the movie, saying it is impossible for Republicans to "negotiate with a man who is willing to pull the trigger."
"Republicans," Beck said, "are dealing with Marxist revolutionaries who want America to default so they can scrap it all and start building a Marxist utopia from scratch. Remember, this isn't crazy talk":
There are few Religious Right activists who can match anti-abortion activist Lila Rose when it comes to displaying unabashed egomania and smug self-satisfaction and her remarks at the Values Voter Summit once again did not disappoint as she compared her guerrilla video campaign against Planned Parenthood to those of young human rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai.
Just as Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for standing up for the rights of women and girls to receive an education, is fighting for the rights of everyone, so too is Live Action, said Rose ... even President Obama and his unborn grandchildren:
E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia, kicked off the evening session of the Values Voter Summit by declaring that he has not and will not ever apologize or repudiate any of the crazy or bigoted things he has said in the past, saying that the criticism he has received for his statements is rooted in "a growing hostility against Christianity, a growing hostility against those of us who believe in the Bible as truth."
Jackson later declared that he was running for office simply because he loves America, which "has been the greatest blessing given to mankind, other than Jesus himself":
Do you remember Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law Student who testified on behalf of the contraception mandate last year and then became the focus of the Religious Right's anti-choice/anti-sex ire? Well, Gary Bauer certainly does, so much so that he actually spent part of his speech at the Values Voter Summit speech today attacking her yet again.
Bauer fumed over the fact that President Obama had called Fluke and congratulated her, ranting that when "a president praises a promiscuous co-ed," it is "the definition of civilization decline":
End Times fanatic Joel Rosenberg spoke at the Values Voter Summit today where he compared legal abortion in America to the Holocaust in Nazi Germany and warned the audience to consider just "what kind of judgment is in store" for a nation that allows legal abortion to continue.
"I don't know that [God] still has a plan and purpose for this country," Rosenberg fretted, saying that God might not save this nation even if it does experience a revival and the people finally turn their hearts back to him.
"Above all, we need to be pleading to our savior to have mercy on our country":
Just yesterday, The Blaze ran a piece entitled "Rumor Check: Obamacare Website Might Be Glitchy, But It Didn’t Cost $634 Million" that explicitly debunked the right-wing claim that Obamacare website cost over a half-billion dollars to build.
So, of course, Beck when on the air last night and just repeated it anyway:
Speaking at the Values Voter Summit this morning, Ben Carson told the audience that Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."
In fact, Carson said, "it is slavery in a way because it is making all of us subservient to the government." Claiming that the passage of health care reform was all about control, Carson said the entire push for the legislation originated with Vladimir Lenin, who knew that "socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state":
Speaking at the Values Voter Summit, Sen. Marco Rubio told the audience that they can never stop fighting for their social values if they hope to save this nation and complained that there is a "rising tide of intolerance" that is being directed against anyone who stands up for them.
Laughably claiming that the Christian conservative agenda is "not about imposing our religion on anyone," Rubio said people in America have a right to worship any way they choose, but he chooses to "believe that Jesus Christ is God," which elicited a thirty second standing ovation:
Senator Mike Lee of Utah was the first speaker that this year's Values Voter Summit, which he kicked off by telling the audience that the problem with conservatives is not that they have focused too much on issues relating to the family - such as school prayer, abortion, or marriage equality - but have not focused on those issues enough:
On his radio broadcast today, in the midst of a discussion of Obamacare, Glenn Beck suddenly became very agitated over the fact that all the things predicted in science fiction books like 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and Brave New World were all coming true and nobody seems to realize it or care.
Even more terrifying to Beck was the fact that, in the near future, the world of the Terminator movies will be upon us!
"America, I ask you sincerely, are you out of your mind?" Beck wondered. "They're actually talking now about creating drones that can decide to kill or not kill themselves. I don't think that's a good idea. I mean, I saw The Terminator movie; I know it's not real but I don't think that's a good idea ... Have you lost your mind?":
On his radio broadcast today, Bryan Fischer asserted that a nation's military strength is intrinsically linked to its spiritual strength and, as such, America's military is growing weaker because President Obama is waging a war on Christ.
"Our Commander in Chief is waging a war on Christ in the military," Fischer said. "Now you can disguise it, you can say 'well, he's going after Christianity or he's going after Christians,' but why is he going after them? Well, because of the first syllable in those words. What's the first syllable in Christianity? It is Christ. What's the first syllable in Christian? It is Christ. What's the first syllable in Christmas? It is Christ. So make no mistake, when you've got an attack faith, on religious liberty, it is an attack on Christ. So we've got a President that is waging war against the King of King and the Lord of Lords. He's waging a war against Christ and his welcomed presence in the military and in all of our institutions":
On today's "Pray In Jesus Name" program, "Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt discussed a situation where former chair of the theology department at a Christian college was asked to leave after he came out as transgender and began to transition from female to male.
Klingenschmitt, predictably, declared that the professor was possessed by a demonic spirit, but took it a step further by demanding that all the administrators who allowed this professor to teach at this Christian college should be fired.
"All of the theology [department administrators] who allowed this woman to grow into a position of responsibility like that, they ought to be fired too," Klingenschmitt said. "No Christian university ought to allow a demonic spirit to be chair of a theology professor [sic]":
On his radio program yesterday, Glenn Beck grew increasingly agitated as he fumed over people who insist that they have fundamental rights but don't realize that such rights come from God.
Warning that if people don't forcefully assert that their rights come from God, then the government can take them away, Beck explained that the Founding Fathers created the Bill of Rights in order to prevent the government from ever infringing on the God-given inalienable rights of the citizens.
Somehow this all culminated in Beck telling his listeners to ask their children where they think their rights come from and "challenge them, get in their face" and "teach them a lesson; push 'em!"
And he meant that literally: "Well, they're going to cry, I'll hurt their feelings. PUSH 'EM!," he screamed, "because if you don't do it now, it's going to be much worse when they're pushed and they're shoved and they're shot. Push them! Teach them! The need to know the truth and they need to be pushed up against the wall once in a while so they know they can defend themselves":
Last month, Mat Staver joined Rick Santorum, Rick Scarborough and others for a "Pastors For Virginia" conference and Liberty Counsel has now posted video of the remarks Staver delivered , during which he ranted against the Supreme Court for its recent decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Staver claimed that in making the decision, the Supreme Court ruled that anyone who supports traditional marriage is a bigoted and hateful enemy of humanity, and he is outraged: "I say to Justice Kennedy and the other four justices, and I say this strongly as an attorney who is also an officer of the court, how dare they say that those who believe in marriage are bigots and haters of humanity!"
Staver went on to compare the DOMA decision to the Dred Scott decision and Buck v. Bell because it is not reflective of "natural law, biblical law or commons sense; it is contrary to the natural created order of God almighty":
Bryan Fischer spent a large portion of his radio program today hailing the effectiveness of spanking as a biblically-approved form of discipline and cackling as he recounted how he and his wife used a wooden spoon to spank their own children on their bare bottoms because "the bottom is just designed by God for that."
Eventually, Fischer got around to calling for the use of corporal punishment in public schools, saying failure to allow teachers to physically discipline children is why there are so many behavioral problems in school and why children today are getting such a poor education.
"I want to tell you," Fischer said, "we are not going to have a functional education system where kids are actually learning, you're not going to have an environment conducive to learning until we bring corporal discipline back into our elementary schools, into our public schools. That is the only way you're going to be able to maintain the kind of environment in a class room where kids can actually learn something":