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Todd Starnes: Gay Rights Will Lead To Man-Dog Marriage

In an interview last month on the Daystar program “Joni,” Fox News commentator Todd Starnes agreed with the suggestion that marriage equality will legalize man-dog marriage.

Discussing the case of a Colorado bakery that denied service to a same-sex couple (and which ironically baked a cake for a “dog wedding”), Starnes agreed with cohost Rachel Lamb’s assertion that man-dog marriage is on its way, saying, “when you redefine marriage, that means anything goes.”

Starnes also said gay rights will lead to the imprisonment of pastors and restrictions on the freedom of speech, adding that Christians in America are being “persecuted” and “beat up” just like Chinese Christians.

William Gheen: Obama Wants ISIS To Attack US So He Can Win Election, Impose Dictatorship

William Gheen of the anti-immigrant Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) told WorldNetDaily yesterday that undocumented immigrants are a greater threat to America than ISIS, but that President Obama will still encourage ISIS to attack America so that his party wins the upcoming elections and he can impose a dictatorship.

Gheen echoed the recent comments of Pat Buchanan, who said on the Laura Ingraham show that Democratic-voting immigrants are a greater threat to the country than ISIS terrorists.

Gheen also told WND that Mexico’s efforts to stop the influx of Central American child migrants to the southern U.S. border are in fact part of a plot to provide political cover for Obama until after the elections.

William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration or ALIPAC, also said he believes concerns about ISIS overseas pale in comparison to the threat of rampant illegal immigration. He did not hear the Buchanan interview but made similar statements Monday to WND.

“ISIS could cut off the heads of journalists once a month for the next five years and that’s not going to destroy America, but Obama’s pumping of illegal immigrants into the country will,” Gheen said.

He said the Obama administration was “going into full stealth mode” to continue its open-borders policy as quietly as possible, and may even give the impression to some on the left that it is abandoning its commitment to “comprehensive immigration reform,” which is a euphemism for amnesty. The progressives will shout and scream that Obama is backing away from his pledge to grant amnesty by delaying the inevitable, but this is all political theater, in Gheen’s eyes.

“The only thing I believe that will stop Obama’s next window of completing the dictatorship plans is if there is a massive sweep of conservatives at the election polls in November that outdoes the historic shift of 2010,” Gheen said.

He said Obama is going “deep underground” with unmarked vans full of illegals being transported into the interior of the country. The administration has enlisted the help of various progressive groups, paying nonprofits, faith-based charities and private individuals to resettle the unaccompanied minor children in cities across the U.S.

“These individuals and groups can receive up to $10,000 a month to provide housing facilities and other aid,” Gheen said. “Obama has gone into full stealth mode.”

The government of Mexico is on board, helping to shield the operation, Gheen said, citing recent articles, including one by the Associated Press, that explain how Mexico is cracking down on undocumented Central Americans heading to its border with the U.S.

Mexico has also set up moving roadblocks, checking the documents of passengers on interstate buses.

“Mexico, also a partner in the planned North America Union, has taken steps to stem the flow of illegals until after the election,” Gheen said. “They’ve cleared the Beast (freight train) of illegals. They’re aware of the backlash and they’re trying to turn off that flow for now, until we get past the election.”

Gheen believes the news about the ISIS terrorist group’s atrocities in the Middle East also helps Obama and the congressional incumbents.

“If you look at history, the unfortunate result of terrorist threats and attacks has been to favor incumbents in Washington,” he said. “The American public’s prior reactions to terror threats and acts has been to support incumbents. There is a psychological theory that when citizens feel threatened they will instinctively cling to the devil they know, to the people in power that are familiar to them.

“Which means the Obama administration now has a political incentive for ISIS to threaten or actually carry out attacks because the precedent is that the people will reward you with more power and more money, which is what we did after 9/11, so when I see all this publicity of ISIS chopping off heads, I see it as political theater, I see it as psychological operations and attempts to manipulate the American public in the mid-term election cycle. It benefits all incumbents but because the Democrats control the Senate and White House it benefits them the most.”

BarbWire Columnist: 'Tyrannical Homosexual Movement' Will 'Obliterate Freedom'

In a rambling response today to a recent pro-marriage equality op-ed by a gay Republican political adviser, BarbWire’s Gina Miller warns that gay marriage is “based on a grotesquely immoral, unnatural and unhealthy behavior” and will lead to the End Times.

“[T]he tyrannical homosexual movement,” Miller warns, “is leaving in its wake a scorched earth of obliterated freedoms, degenerate minds and cultural rot.” She adds that “there can never be a marriage union between two men or two women, no matter what our insane society declares or how many devilish laws mandate an abominable parody of marriage.”

“This is about the normalization of homosexuality and the crushing of Christianity and the freedoms of Christians and others opposed to the mainstreaming of this perverse behavior,” she writes. “This is a war by the degenerate Left against truth, reason, and morality. Ultimately, they are at war against God.”

The Bible warns us that in these last days, there will come a time when men will no longer accept the truth. As written in 2 Timothy 4:3-4:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

While this may be a reference to apostasy within the church, the nation reflects the health—or lack of it—of the church, and our nation is quite sick. This is evident in the gruesome success of the tyrannical homosexual movement that is leaving in its wake a scorched earth of obliterated freedoms, degenerate minds and cultural rot.



“Marriage bias? ” As I have said many times, marriage is one thing only, the union of a man and a woman. That’s all it has ever been and all it will ever be, no matter how many lawless federal judges illegally write bad law from the bench in overturning the will of the people of the sovereign states who have voted to codify the meaning of marriage in their state constitutions. There is no such thing as “marriage bias,” unless you consider accepting the definition of marriage to be “biased” for truth. There can never be a marriage union between two men or two women, no matter what our insane society declares or how many devilish laws mandate an abominable parody of marriage.



No longer will many people accept the fact that, although there are plenty of practical reasons to oppose it, the entire foundation of the same-sex “marriage” argument is dead wrong. It is based on a grotesquely immoral, unnatural and unhealthy behavior—pure sin, whether anyone on God’s earth believes it or not. So, Richardson’s arguments are empty from the start. There is no “conservative case” for homosexuality or counterfeit marriage. By its very definition, conservatism seeks to conserve our nation’s heritage and moral framework, which includes marriage and family. There is already “freedom to marry” for every person, providing it is marriage in which you choose to engage. A man wanting to “marry” another man is nothing but a twisted farce, never a marriage.



The subtlety of his “aww shucks, my boyfriend and I are just like everyone else” pitch is part of the sinister propaganda of the radical homosexual Left. He’s not just like everyone else, wanting to be left alone to mind his own business. He’s an outspoken homosexual activist, and his bogus, “aww shucks” angle hides the truth about the danger to our freedoms and our society that the imposition of same-sex “marriage” represents. One of the biggest dangers is to our freedom, because the state would force, under penalty of law, the acceptance and the accommodation of counterfeit marriage on all who know it’s wrong. It would also force the indoctrination of school kids with the lies of the homosexual movement, telling them that it’s normal and good, when it’s anything but. These things are already happening, although not on a uniformly national scale.

Richardson finishes his piece with the common refrain of the homosexual “marriage” movement that all they want is the same right to marry as everyone else. That’s a lie. They already have that same right, and there is no such thing as same-sex marriage, but that’s not what this is about. This is about the normalization of homosexuality and the crushing of Christianity and the freedoms of Christians and others opposed to the mainstreaming of this perverse behavior. The fictional “rights” based on homosexual deviance and the genuine, God-given, First Amendment-protected rights of the vast majority of Americans cannot coexist. In this war for the soul of our nation, one must give way to the other. This is a war by the degenerate Left against truth, reason, and morality. Ultimately, they are at war against God, and while they may seem to be victorious here in the short term, in the end it is God Who is the Victor.

Pat Buchanan: Immigrants A Greater Threat Than ISIS

In an interview with Laura Ingraham yesterday, Pat Buchanan warned that immigration and the resulting “decomposition of this country socially, culturally, politically” is more of a danger to the U.S. than the terrorists of ISIS.

“Look, we’d better realize here that the United States itself is in tremendous long-term danger, I think, and the bleeding border along our southern border, the mass movement of people from all over the world into this country, the decomposition of this country socially and culturally, politically, all of these things, it seems to me, are far greater long-term threats to the United States than even those dreadful characters over there in Syria or Iraq beheading people,” Buchanan said in audio captured by WorldNetDaily.

Buchanan went on to echo Phyllis Schlafly’s warning that new immigrants will largely vote Democratic, thereby destroying America.

Senate Overcomes Procedural Hurdle, Will Consider Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics

WASHINGTON — Today the Senate roundly defeated a Republican filibuster that had been preventing the Senate from moving to consideration of the Democracy For All Amendment. The Senate is expected to take up the Amendment following the expiration of post-cloture debate time. People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Achieving a full Senate debate on the amendment is a historic step forward in the movement to take back our democracy from powerful corporations and billionaires.

“The American people are angry that their voices are being drowned out by the roar created by massive spending on our elections. They’ve made clear that they’ll no longer settle for elections that are auctioned to the highest bidders, or for a government sold off to multi-national corporations and billionaires. They know that a representative democracy cannot thrive if the force of  peoples’ voices depends on the size of their bank accounts. By passing hundreds of local and state resolutions, by signing more than three million petitions, and by keeping the pressure on their elected representatives, ordinary Americans have shown that they are willing to fight for an amendment to overturn cases like Citizens United and get big money out of politics.

“Americans have also made clear that they aren’t buying the misleading arguments made by opponents of the amendment. Instead, by wide margins voters align with the idea that an amendment is necessary to make sure our democracy is truly of, by, and for the people.”

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PFAW and Allies Rally, Deliver 3 Million Petitions in Support of Amendment to Get Big Money Out of Politics

WASHINGTON — This afternoon People For the American Way (PFAW) joined partner organizations, Senators, and Representatives in a rally outside the U.S. Capitol in support of the Democracy For All Amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United and get big money out of politics. As the Senate begins debating the amendment, PFAW and ally organizations teamed up to deliver more than three million petitions in support of an amendment — up from two million just months ago.



 

The rally was emceed by People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker (pictured speaking above) and Public Citizen President Robert Weissman. Speakers included Sen. Tom Udall (N.M.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Sen. Al Franken (Minn.), Rep. Ted Deutch (Fla.), and Rep. Jim McGovern (Mass.).



 

At the rally, PFAW Executive Vice President Marge Baker said, “Today, more money than ever is flooding our democracy. But something else is also happening: everyday Americans are fighting back. Americans are no longer willing to settle for elections auctioned to the highest bidders.”

The massive number of petitions delivered is just one of many indicators of the broad support for an amendment to get big money out of politics. Sixteen states, more than 550 cities and towns, and public figures including former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and President Barack Obama have already voiced support for an amendment. Recent polling found that nearly three in four voters (73 percent) favor it.

Organizations contributing petitions included People For the American Way, MoveOn.org, CREDO, Daily Kos, Public Citizen, Public Change Campaign Committee, USAction, Common Cause, Democrats.com, Free Speech For People, Coffee Party, Center for Media and Democracy, Brave New Films, Progressive Democrats of America, Sierra Club, US PIRG, Communications Workers of America, Wolf PAC, Move to Amend, Food and Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International, Greenpeace, Public Campaign, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the League of Conservation Voters, and the Story of Stuff Project.

In June, People For the American Way submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the proposed amendment and released an edit memo outlining how the amendment would restore the First Amendment and strengthen our democracy.

PFAW Executive Vice President Marge Baker is available for interviews with the press. To arrange an interview, please contact Layne Amerikaner at media@pfaw.org / 202-467-4999. For more information on PFAW’s Government By the People work, click here.

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Fringe Pastor Wonders If Michael Sam Will Marry A 9-Year-Old Boy

Everyone’s favorite insanely bigoted pastor James David Manning believes that same-sex marriage, or as he refers to it, “legalized perverted orgies,” will pave the way for child-marriage when “someone like Michael Sam or others” legally weds a 9-year-old boy.

Manning shares his theory in a video posted on his website today:

Manning is also upset that the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the latest “victim” of “the power of sodomy” that is “spreading like wildfire.”

“St. Patrick’s Day Parade has fallen to this wickedness spreading across America,” Manning said, even calling Cardinal Timothy Dolan the “sodomite leader.”

Ex-Gay Activist Went From 'Sleeping With One Thousand Men' To Being Happily Straight

Ex-gay activist David Kyle Foster said last month that people are “abusing children” by telling gay youth not to pursue ex-gay therapy, insisting that he changed his sexual orientation even after “sleeping with 1,000 men.”

Foster made the remarks in an interview on “Vocal Point” with Jerry Newcombe of Truth In Action Ministries, which he spent promoting his new ex-gay movie and discussing how childhood sexual abuse leads to homosexuality.

Newcombe started the program on the “militant homosexual agenda” by asking: “If a Martian were to visit America, he might conclude that half the country was gay and the other half wish it were! This is such an issue where it is pushed on us over and over and over in America.”

Fox News General: Obama Is An Enemy Within, Creating A 'Communistic Society' And Aiding Terrorists

Retired generals Thomas McInerney, who is now a Fox News contributor, and Paul Vallely appeared on “Trunews” last week where they told host Rick Wiles that President Obama is helping terrorist groups and pushing the destruction of America.

Wiles claimed that “Barack Obama is a communist” and “an enemy of the United States who is going to bring about destruction of the republic,” adding that the president is an “enemy of the nation, a domestic enemy in power, in the White House, who is orchestrating the destruction of our nation.” He also floated the possibility of a military coup against the president: “You’ve alluded to a constitutional crisis, but at what point do military commanders say enough is enough?” 

McInerney warned that a “major incident or an attack” will cause a revolution against Obama once people realize he is “executing a very carefully orchestrated plan on how to change America, ‘transform America’ in his words, in a way that brings us to a socialistic, communistic society of redistributing wealth, etc., cutting our growth down, bringing in large amounts of immigrants that really want to live on the U.S. government and our education, etc.” 

“We have a crisis not only in our economy and in our national security, but also in the demographics that is being changed at such a dramatic pace that we have not previously seen in our history,” he said. “To answer your question, when do people come up and say ‘enough is enough,’ that’s a very good question but I think this coming 9/11 is going to demonstrate, is now the time.”

McInerney also agreed with Wiles that the U.S. has “switched sides, we are helping Al Qaeda, we are helping ISIS” in a move akin to the U.S. “switching sides to the Japanese and the Nazis” during World War II.

“We did switch sides, weapons went from Benghazi to ISIS and Syria through Turkey,” McInerney said, citing a completely baseless Benghazi conspiracy theory. “We’re reaching a crisis in this Republic.”

McInerney stressed his obligation to defend the country against “enemies foreign and, I repeat, domestic,” calling Obama a treasonous leader who is “aiding and abetting the enemy.”

Vallely, who once pledged to lead an anti-Obama coup, hoped that either “divine intervention” or a “cataclysmic event” like a terrorist attack will “wake the American people up” to rise up against Obama’s “tyrannical government” and demand his administration resign en masse.

Schlafly: Immigrants Will Destroy America If They Don't Vote Republican

In an interview with WorldNetDaily over the weekend, Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly said the immigrant “invasion” threatens the stability and future of America because it may undermine the electoral prospects of the Republican Party.

Warning that immigrants are liberals “who are not accustomed to our ideas of self-government and limited government” and “expect government to take care of them,” Schlafly said they will lead to the demise of the GOP, bringing America down with it: “Well, it might take 50 years, but meanwhile the Republican Party will be dead. Maybe so will the U.S.”

Even at the age of 90, she’s still not done; her latest book “Who Killed the American Family?” will be released by WND Books later this month.

In it, she finds the American family under attack from a range of forces, including feminists, judges, lawmakers, psychologists, universities, the media and illegal immigration.

She sees President Obama and other Democratic leaders as complicit in the importation of people who don’t share the American value of self-reliance.

“The Democrats know perfectly well that the people coming in are people who are not accustomed to our ideas of self-government and limited government, and they expect government to take care of them, and that’s what we’re doing,” Schlafly said in an interview.



The Eagle Forum in February issued a report called “How Mass (Legal) Immigration Dooms a Conservative Republican Party.”

The premise was that the vast majority of immigrants in the U.S. have liberal policy preferences, according to survey data from numerous sources. These liberal preferences cannot be overcome by better GOP messaging or Republican support of amnesty for the current illegal population.

According to the report, the only hope for the Republican Party to remain viable as a national conservative party is to restrict the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country each year.

The report dealt mostly with legal immigration, but since it came out, the southern U.S. border has seen a tremendous surge of illegal crossers, many of them children and teenagers. Schlafly is just as adamant about these illegal immigrants as she is about the others.

“I think they ought to be put on buses and sent back immediately,” she said. “There’s no reason to let them in. They say they have to go before some court. They don’t need to go before some court. It’s an invasion of people we don’t want in this country, and they ought to be sent back.”



“Well, it might take 50 years, but meanwhile the Republican Party will be dead. Maybe so will the U.S.,” she said.

The Big Lies That Are Delaying Immigration Reform

President Obama announced this weekend that he is delaying a planned executive action to prevent the deportation of many of the undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

In an interview with Chuck Todd, Obama pinned the delay on Americans’ reactions to the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America fleeing to the southern border this summer: “This problem with unaccompanied children that we saw a couple weeks ago, where you had from Central America a surge of kids who are showing up at the border, got a lot of attention. And a lot of Americans started thinking, 'We've got this immigration crisis on our hands.’”

Obama appears to have been referring to the anti-immigrant movement’s success at pushing two big lies about the unaccompanied minors: first, that they illustrated lax border enforcement and second, that they were lured by Obama's immigration policies.

The first big lie, that the unaccompanied minors exhibited weakness of border enforcement, was far from the truth. In fact, most of the unaccompanied minors sought out border patrol officials in an effort to seek asylum.

However, the anti-immigrant movement and Republican allies sought to exploit the crisis to push their “enforcement first” message on immigration reform. Texas Gov. Rick Perry dispatched hundreds of members of the Texas National Guard to the border, who have found themselves with little to do. A GOP bill to address the border crisis, designed by Rep. Steve King, provided funds for even more states to send National Guard troops to the border. Meanwhile, the anti-immigrant right pushed any number of conspiracy theories about the child “invaders,” including that they were bringing exotic diseases including Ebola into the country and might even be “trained as warriors ” to fight Americans.

The second big lie was the Right’s effort to tie the unaccompanied minors to President Obama’s executive order deferring deportation for some DREAMers. House Republicans promoted this myth when they voted to repeal the deportation relief for DREAMers as a response to the unaccompanied minors crisis. But, as we wrote at the time, that argument is based on anti-immigrant fearmongering, not on fact:

As soon as the border crisis became national news, anti-immigrant groups started trying to blame it on Obama’s DACA order. But the link just wasn’t there.

The reality is that the border crisis is a separate issue altogether. The number of unaccompanied minors from Central America fleeing to the southern border started growing far before the DACA order in response to increasing drug-war-related violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

Anti-immigrant advocates also cite rumors among migrants that those who come to the United States are given a “permiso,” or permit, to stay. But stories on this rumor make clear that it stems from notices to appear in court that are given to some undocumented immigrants who are allowed to stay in the country while their cases are pending, and has nothing to do with the DREAM Act or DACA.

Larry Klayman: US Must Fight 'Holy War' Against Islam

Far-right legal activist Larry Klayman believes that, like it or not, America must “pursue and finish” a “holy war” against Islam, one that must start with the U.S. ending Muslim immigration and deporting Muslim-Americans because “they have no business in our land.”

Writing in WorldNetDaily last week, Klayman warned that President Obama and administration officials are not only launching a “race war” but are also “bent on furthering an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East and around the globe,” while Muslim-Americans “silently cheer events like September 11, or the beheading of American journalists.”

Klayman added that it’s “time not to let any more of Obama’s Islamic brothers into this country” and for the “Islamic traitor” Obama to be removed from office.

The time for political correctness is over. It is time to call it like it is. The nation hangs in the balance, and making excuses for the destructive conduct of President Barack Hussein Obama and his American Muslim constituency no longer cuts it. His acts are not the result of someone who is ill-prepared and disconnected from the office of the president. He and his racist, anti-white, socialist, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian minions – from Attorney General Eric Holder, to Secretary of State John Kerry, to closet Muslim Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan – know exactly what they are doing. To complement the race war Obama and Holder have stoked at home, Obama and Brennan are bent on furthering an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East and around the globe. These are evil men, bent on taking the United States and its allies down. For Obama’s part, he not only identifies with his Muslim roots, he acts on them. Brennan is simply the white stooge who, among others, helps Obama carry out the plan.

I am tired of hearing pundits make excuses for Obama. And I am tired of hearing Obama make excuses for Islam and his Muslim brothers who either participate in acts against the nation and our people, or who remain silent to the terror Islam has wrought on the world. The hardcore truth is that we are in a religious war, not of our making but for which we must confront and win. And, this is nothing new. For over 1,400 years, Muslims have, with a few exceptions, been trying and succeeding at killing Jews and Christians. But as of today, the situation has worsened. While Muslims have thus far not succeeded in wiping us off the face of the earth, much less exterminating Israel – the land of Jesus and Moses – the bottom line is that most of them hate our guts. This helps explain the stony silence of the overwhelming hordes of Islamic leaders and their flock who even in this country sit back, partake of our riches, but do little to nothing to join our society and practice American values, rather than support in direct or latent ways the death or destruction that has become so acute, as furthered by their ilk.



If American Muslims had tried to play a constructive role with their terrorist brothers, that would be one thing. But by and large they sit back and silently cheer events like September 11, or the beheading of American journalists. Encouraged to stay silent by the likes of Barack Hussein Obama, who at every step of his presidency makes excuses for his Islam – the latest being that the beheading of these journalists does not represent Muslim theology – American Muslims have largely acted, and not acted, in ways that unmask their lack of real connection to the nation our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us.



It is thus time not only to revoke the passports and citizenship of these American Muslim traitors who have joined ISIS and other terrorist groups, but also to stop any further Muslim immigration to our shores, unless there are proven and legitimate family or humanitarian reasons for entry.



These immigrating Muslims have no constitutional rights to be or remain here! Let them be forced to return and remain in the lands they hold dear, where maiming and killing is a way of life and where all “infidels,” according to their Shariah law, are to be dealt with harshly. They have no business in our land!

We the People did not ask for a “holy war,” but it is time we pursue and finish it.



We have to put our foot down and do everything we can to legally remove this Islamic traitor from the presidency. It is also time not to let any more of Obama’s Islamic brothers into this country. To do so would be potentially suicidal in today’s increasingly hostile and bloodthirsty anti-Judeo-Christian Muslim world, which Barack Hussein Obama has furthered in words and deed.

Jim Garlow: Joan Rivers Going To Hell For Her 'Potty Mouth'

Religious Right pastor Jim Garlow writes today in WorldNetDaily that he is sick and tired of hearing people on TV “who are known for their willfully sinful and ‘degeneres’ practices” praise the late comedian Joan Rivers, when in fact they should be worried she is doomed to Hell because of her “degrading” and “mean” sense of humor.

In fact, Garlow knows that Rivers is bound for Hell unless she apologized for her “potty mouth.”

On TV, I have listened to the comments about her life from people who, among other things, have been married five times, are equally foulmouthed and some who are known for their willfully sinful and “degeneres” practices.

During these moments, my reflections are different, as I come from a different “kingdom.” May I respectfully appeal to scriptural truth, as opposed to the idolizing of practices that are dishonoring to God? Going against the extolling crowd, may I have permission to be contrarian?

I sincerely hope Joan Rivers repented in her final hours. All of us must repent for sin in our lives, if we are to enter into God’s glorious heaven. Without that spirit of repentance before God, along with heartfelt contrition, another place awaits us – you remember, that other place that no one ever wants to mention.



Authentically skillful comedians do not have to have a “potty mouth.” We try to teach young children to have more class than that. Comedians should be held to a higher standard.

Every child needs to be taught how to respect and how to respond to others. Debating each other’s ideas is healthy. In contrast, cutting personal attacks are not acceptable. Authentic and respectful “roasting” can be clever and truly humorous. However, degrading others is not “roasting.” It is mean. Joan Rivers – along with several other comedians – never learned the difference. The fact that they got by with it, and were paid millions of dollars to do it, does not justify it.



So the so-called “experts” are on all the TV shows talking about Rivers. One has been married five times. Another is so vile, his humor cannot be aired. Another champions immorality. They lift up Rivers’ “talent.” Yes, she was talented, but I say she abused it. And many were harmed by it.

I will be in the minority. The moral baseline has been moved so low that many Christians will be applauding her “contributions to life.” But that only shows the depth of their lack of the understanding of the holiness of God, before whom every one of us will stand someday. Once we face him, being the snide host of “Fashion Police” on E! – or for that matter, any of the hidden sins in our lives – will not be “funny.” It will be serious.

Tony Perkins: Smithsonian 'Ignores The Destructive Side Effects Of Homosexuality'

The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins is angry that the Smithsonian is expanding its LGBT history collection, arguing in radio bulletin today that the Smithsonian is embracing “unnatural history” and deciding to “ignore the destructive side effects of homosexuality.”

“Students are already bombarded with the LGBT agenda, do they really need to walk past exhibits treating its extremists as heroes?” Perkins asks, attacking the collection as “propaganda” meant “to rewrite history.”

Is it the Museum of Natural History or 'Unnatural History'? Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. You can't blame people for asking after the Smithsonian's decision to add a special exhibit on the LGBT movement. The collection highlights everything from "Will & Grace" show props to a transgender pride flag. Sports, politics, and cultural memorabilia are all part of the propaganda, which -- like most Smithsonian projects -- is funded by taxpayer dollars. "It's a good example," said the director, "of the kind of work that we want to move forward with." And that's exactly what people should be afraid of. This is just another platform for the Left to rewrite history -- and ignore the destructive side effects of homosexuality. Students are already bombarded with the LGBT agenda, do they really need to walk past exhibits treating its extremists as heroes? The Smithsonian may know art, but it should stop trying to frame the culture debate.

Religious Right Hero Vladimir Putin's Forces Persecute Christians In Ukraine

The same Religious Right activists who accuse President Obama of persecuting Christians by supporting gay rights, have over the last few years hailed Russian leader Vladimir Putin as a hero and global leader of conservative Christians.

Religious Right leaders such as Franklin Graham, Phyllis Schlafly, William MurrayPat BuchananBryan FischerBrian BrownDon Feder and Scott Lively, among others, have lionized Putin as a fearless Christian leader who is bravely cracking down on gay rightsThe World Congress of Families even decided to hold its annual summit in the Kremlin this year (the group officially cancelled the event after Russia began its conflict with Ukraine, but its Russian partners are quietly going ahead with it).

Of course, while claims that Obama is persecuting Christians are completely manufactured by conservatives, there is ample evidence that Putin-sponsored forces in eastern Ukraine are violently persecuting evangelical and Ukrainian Orthodox Christians. The New York Times reports:

Embracing Orthodox Christianity as a force to unite these now divided Slavic lands and also their own fractured movement, the rebels, fortified recently by an influx of weapons and soldiers from Russia, used their period in power here purging Slovyansk of rival Christian denominations.



Among their principal targets were Christians defiant of the Moscow church’s claims of religious primacy and suspected of connections with the West.

“Their logic is simple: You are an American church and America is our enemy so we have to kill you,” said Mr. Dudnik, the evangelical pastor. No one at his center had been killed, he said but added that the rebels had murdered four evangelical Christians from another Slovyansk church.

Grabbed by pro-Russian gunmen in June after a Pentecost service at the Divine Transfiguration Church, all four victims were taken away for interrogation and were later found dead in a burned-out car.

We have previously noted that evangelicals in Russia, including Baptists and Pentecostals, are facing discrimination as a result of Putin’s drive to push minority denominations underground while growing the clout of the Russian Orthodox Church, which considers evangelical Protestants to be heretics.

While inventing never-ending conspiracy theories about Obama’s supposed crackdown on Christianity, Religious Right leaders don’t appear to mind the real attacks on Christians happening in Russia, under the watch of a leader who they see as an ally in the fight to turn back gay rights and reproductive freedom.

A New Reason to Confirm Texas Judicial Nominees This Fall

Yet another of Texas's federal court vacancies has officially been designated a judicial emergency.
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“The Wealthy Get to Shout, But the Rest of You May Only Whisper”: Former GOP Senator Alan Simpson Calls for Amendment to #GetMoneyOut

This morning, former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson (Wyo.) and Democratic Sen. Tom Udall (N.M.) published a powerful joint op-ed in The Hill in support of the Democracy For All Amendment, a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn decisions like Citizens United and help get big money out of politics.

The authors write that the Supreme Court’s line of decisions overturning common-sense campaign finance laws says to Americans: “the wealthy get to shout, but the rest of you may only whisper.” They debunk the myth that the amendment would repeal First Amendment free speech protections and make clear that it would actually do “the exact opposite”:

The constitutional amendment would make it clear that campaign finance regulations are up to the voters who elect Congress and state legislatures. It would not dictate any specific policies or regulations, but instead it would protect sensible and workable campaign finance laws from constitutional challenges.

Critics have claimed that the amendment would repeal the First Amendment’s free speech protections. But it does the exact opposite – the proposal is an effort to restore the First Amendment so that it applies equally to all Americans. When a few billionaires supporting both political parties can drown out the voices of millions of Americans, we can’t have any real political debate.

Sen. Udall and former Sen. Simpson note that the money in politics situation has gotten far worse over the course of their times in office:

Over the course of our Senate careers, spending on campaigns has gotten out of control. According to a joint study by Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute, outside groups spent $457 million to influence Senate and House races in 2012. In the 1978 election, when Senator Simpson was first elected, outside groups spent only $303,000. There is a deeply troubling trend here, and we simply cannot let it continue.

That former Sen. Simpson has joined the chorus of voices calling for change underscores the broad, bipartisan support for an amendment. A recent poll found that Republican voters support an amendment by a 26-point margin, and 137 Republican officials have called for an amendment to overturn Citizens United.

You can read the full op-ed here.

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Top Anti-Immigrant Activist Charged With Sexual Abuse

Maryland GOP politician Michael Hethmon, who also serves as senior counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, has been charged with child sexual abuse over claims that he molested an 8-year-old girl, according to WUSA.

The IRLI is the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and Hethmon worked with Kris Kobach, who is now the Secretary of State of Kansas, to push anti-immigrant laws across the country and provide legal advice to anti-immigrant lawmakers.

Hethmon has warned that immigration is a threat to the country’s white majority and will lead to violence, and especially focused on creating policies that would lead to “self-deportation.”

WUSA reports:

The 60-year-old is now accused with molesting an 8-year-old girl Sunday on his farm off Croom Road in Upper Marlboro.

According to court records, the girl's mother is a nurse practitioner helping Hethmon care for his elderly father at the home. Investigators claim Hethmon was with the 8-year-old outside a barn on the property when he offered to brush hay off her. The child alleged Hethmon put his hands inside her pants and touched her sexually. Hethmon then attempted to put the victim's hand inside his pants, court records say.

The child ran to tell her mother, who reported the incident to police.

Hethmon declined to speak with WUSA9 via phone on Thursday.

In addition to running for the house of delegates, Hethmon is the senior counsel at the Immigration Reform Law Institute in Washington, an organization the Southern Poverty Law Center has linked to a hate group targeting immigrants.

Hethmon has helped states, such as Arizona, and counties, such as Prince William in Virginia, write controversial tough legislation that allows local police and governments to crack down on illegal immigrants, hoping to force them to move away.

With the child sex charges here in Prince George's Now Hethmon is facing his own legal problems. He's currently free on bail.

Fischer: NFL 'Discriminated Against Everybody But Michael Sam'

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer, who isn’t exactly a fan of Michael Sam, said that the only reason the Dallas Cowboys signed Sam to the team’s practice squad was due to pressure from NFL officials, even though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones flatly denied the suggestion.

The “Focal Point” host argued today that Sam is only on the practice squad “because he’s a homosexual.”

“What the NFL has done here is they have discriminated against every heterosexual football player that also got cut,” Fischer said. “They didn’t go to bat for those guys, they discriminated against everybody but Michael Sam.”

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