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Campaign Finance Amendment To See Senate Action

On the floor of the Senate today, Majority Leader Harry Reid called for a constitutional amendment to counter the outsized role of big money in our electoral system. Senate leaders are not wasting any time in moving forward; Sen. Leahy announced today that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the amendment early next month. The Senate action on an amendment – which 16 states and more than 550 cities and towns have already gone on record in favor of – serves as a significant step forward in the growing movement to put the power in our democracy back in the hands of the people.

Reid’s remarks included a call to fellow senators to fight back against the “hostile takeover of our democratic system” by wealthy special interests:

Every American should have the same ability to influence our political system. One American, one vote. That’s what the Constitution guarantees. The Constitution does not give corporations a vote. And the Constitution does not give dollar bills a vote…

…[T]he flood of special interest money into our American democracy is one of the glaring threats our system of government has ever faced. Let’s keep our elections from becoming speculative ventures for the wealthy and put a stop to the hostile takeover of our democratic system by a couple of billionaire oil barons.

Read People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker’s statement on the upcoming hearing here.
 

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Alan Keyes Warns Gay Marriage Leads To A 'Totalitarian' Nazi-Like Government

This week, anti-choice activist Randall Terry has been posting on his Vimeo account excerpts of a recent speech by Alan Keyes, in which Keyes warns that marriage equality will create a totalitarian government. Keyes, who once called marriage equality a “communist” plot “to destroy the family” and “murder the masses,” says in the speech that the U.S. is on the road to Nazism due to its policies on abortion rights and marriage.

“How dare we say that the Nazis deserved punishment for their crime but think that our nation shall escape punishment?” he asks.

Same-sex marriage is “threatening to directly assault the fabric of our civilization,” Keyes adds. “Government becomes the total, totalitarian rule of family life.”

“You think that homosexual marriage is about homosexuality, ethics and behavior; I tell you homosexual marriage is about the very founding principle of our free way of life and it ends up making government the all-powerful, totalitarian ruler of every human being from the cradle to the grave,” he says.

Ben Carson Falsely Claims Martin Luther King Opposed Progressive Economic Policies

The Weekly Standard ran a profile of Ben Carson today, in which the conservative activist discusses his potential presidential bid and “his view of Martin Luther King Jr. as a political conservative”:

Interviewed this week, Carson said he’s “starting to feel it. Because every place I go, it’s unbelievable.” One lady “really touched me the other night … She just kept clinging to my hand and said, ‘You have to run. You have to run.’ And so many people tell me that, and so I think I’m starting to hear something.”

Carson said he has no illusions about running. “It’s a daunting thing,” he told me. “I know how vehemently the left will come after you, try to destroy you, try to destroy your family. But at the same time I recognize that people like Nathan Hale – he said, 'My only regret is I have but one life to give to my country' … And if everybody runs for the hills because they’re afraid that somebody is going to attack them or their family, then [the left] will have won.”



On his view of Martin Luther King Jr. as a political conservative: "I think he would’ve been appalled if he were here today, to see all these people just sitting around, waiting for housing subsidies and for food stamps and for free health care. What he wanted was equality of opportunity. The last thing that he would be in favor of is redistributing all the wealth and allowing people to just sit around and collect. And when you read a lot of what he says, he’s talking about the merits of hard work and personal responsibility. That’s what he wanted. But during a lot of his time people were not given a fair shake. They were not given fair opportunity. That’s all that he really wanted. He didn’t want special treatment."

However, King openly favored what he called the "radical redistribution of economic power."

“We are dealing with issues that cannot be solved without the nation spending billions of dollars -- and undergoing a radical redistribution of economic power,” King said in 1968. He also supported a guaranteed basic income and guaranteed employment.

Carson also said King “didn’t want special treatment” for African Americans, but in fact King said just that: “A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for him, to equip him to compete on a just and equal basis.”

He similarly told Playboy that “if a city has a 30% Negro population, then it is logical to assume that Negroes should have at least 30% of the jobs in any particular company, and jobs in all categories rather than only in menial areas.”

Marcus Epstein notes that in King’s book “Why We Can’t Wait,” the late civil rights leader wrote that a “massive program by the government of special, compensatory measures” is needed to help African Americans, just as the GI Bill aided veterans:

In this way, the nation was compensation the veteran for his time lost, in school or in his career or in business. Such compensatory treatment was approved by the majority of Americans. Certainly the Negro has been deprived. Few people consider the fact that, in addition to being enslaved for two centuries, the Negro was, during all those years, robbed of the wages of his toil. No amount of gold could provide an adequate compensation for the exploitation and humiliation of the Negro in America down through the centuries. Not all the wealth of this affluent society could meet the bill. Yet a price can be placed on unpaid wages. The ancient common law has always provided a remedy for the appropriation of the labor of one human being by another. This law should be made to apply for American Negroes. The payment should be in the form of a massive program by the government of special, compensatory measures which could be regarded as a settlement in accordance with the accepted practice of common law. Such measures would certainly be less expensive than any computation based on two centuries of unpaid wages and accumulated interest.

I am proposing, therefore, that, just as we granted a GI Bill of Rights to war veterans, America launch a broad-based and gigantic Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged, our veterans of the long siege of denial.

Ken Ham Challenges Pat Robertson To A Debate On Young Earth Creationism

Creation Museum founder Ken Ham is once again furious that Pat Robertson has mocked proponents of Young Earth Creationism, and now wants to appear on the “700 Club” to debate the televangelist.

Ham, who recently held a debate with Bill Nye, said in a blog post today that he is willing to debate Robertson either on the “700 Club” or at Regent University, the school founded by Robertson.

I wonder if Pat Robertson would be prepared to discuss these issues with me or one of our AiG scientists on the 700 Club? Or maybe in some sort of debate format at Regent University? We are certainly willing to do that—maybe all of you reading this could challenge CBN/Regent University to allow such a discussion, debate, or forum to occur publicly. I wonder if Pat Robertson, who is allowed to state these things so publicly through CBN will agree to have his statements publicly challenged and tested!

The Creationist leader yesterday accused Robertson of heresy:

Many Christians believe that the world is very old based on fossil records that are presumably dated at millions of years. Indeed the dispute between an old earth and a young earth is hotly debated within the Christian community. Unfortunately, those who subscribe to an old earth theory do not realize the enormity of their compromise.

The compromise is that as soon as one allows for an earth millions of years old, then one has accepted death, bloodshed, disease and suffering before Adam’s sin. In other words, the Garden of Eden would have been seated upon a mountain of dead animal bones. This doesn’t sound much like paradise.



Now if the world were millions of years old as suggested by evolutionists, blood was shed and death occurred before Adam's original sin. This would destroy the foundation of the atonement brought by the death of Christ on the cross. According to 1 Corinthians 15:54, sin and death have been swallowed up in victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus the enormity of compromise is revealed. To believe in evolution undermines the entire gospel message of Jesus Christ. All Christians believe that Jesus Christ suffered physical death and shed His blood because death was the penalty for sin. Therefore, teaching millions of years of death, disease and suffering before Adam sinned, is a direct attack on the foundation and message of the Cross.

GOP Congressman Set To Appear With Activist Who Wants Obama Killed For Treason

Republican congressman Kerry Bentivolio is set to appear at a right-wing conference taking place May 16-18 with an activist who believes President Obama should be killed. “The Freedom Summit: Prepare to Govern!,” organized by the Michigan Conservative Political Action Conference, is hosting the Michigan congressman along with Jim Garrow, a conservative conspiracy theorist who claims he used to be a US intelligence agent.

Other scheduled speakers include Paul Vallely, the former general who floated the idea of leading an anti-Obama “revolution”; RNC Committeeman Dave Agema, notorious for his anti-gay remarks; anti-Obama conspiracy theorist Trevor Loudon; conservative activist Cleta Mitchell and far-right professor and Michele Bachmann’s mentor John Eidsmoe.

Garrow has appeared on several fringe media outlets to promote his claim that Obama plotted to kill 300 million people through a nuclear EMP attack on America, which he said was attempted at the behest of George Soros.

He even alleged that the Obama administration is preparing to launch a new anti-American plot with the help of aliens and Canadian troops, warning that Obama seeks “to wipe us out.”

Garrow has claimed that President Obama and administration officials are “guilty of treason” and therefore “you’re supposed to hang them.” “Obama himself has been a traitor and been involved in treason against the Republic, for which you know the penalty is death,” he said.

He believes Obama “needs to be in fact tried for treason and of course the finality of that is a man gets either put up against a wall and shot or hung.”

Garrow also said Obama is like a “rabid dog” who needs to be “put down for the protection of the innocent and to prevent the spread of disease,” and in an interview with Erik Rush wondered why White House officials are “not going to be stoned to death or hung from gallows.”

Unsurprinsingly, he has repeatedly called for a military coup and a “guerrilla war” against Obama, or as he calls him “Bathhouse Barry.”

“Why is he still sitting in the Oval Office and not in chains and under arrest,” Garrow asked in one Facebook post.

When not calling for Obama’s death, Garrow concocts conspiracy theories about how Obama blew up the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, plans to impose Sharia law and guillotine executions and will declare himself to be the Twelfth Imam.

While it seems that Rep. Bentivolio, who has said he “dreams” of impeaching Obama, is set to share a stage with a conspiracy theorist who has made repeated statements demanding Obama’s execution, he wouldn’t be the first GOP congressman to link up with such an activist, as it was only last year that Rep. Steve Stockman invited Ted Nugent to the State of the Union Address after the musician called for Obama to “suck on my machine gun.”

PFAW Statement on Upcoming Hearing on Campaign Finance Constitutional Amendment

WASHINGTON – Senator Patrick Leahy announced today that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing June 3 on a constitutional amendment to restore the ability of Congress and the states to regulate the raising and spending of money on elections. People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is an important step forward in the movement to reclaim our democracy from wealthy special interests. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, which allowed even more money to flood our elections, this work is more urgent than ever.

“Passing a constitutional amendment is never an easy process – nor should it be.  But this is a moment in our nation’s history where “we the people” must act to protect the integrity of our democracy. We applaud Sen. Leahy, Sen. Reid, and Sen. Udall on their leadership in moving this critical process forward.”

For more information on People For the American Way’s Government By the People work, please see: http://www.pfaw.org/GovernmentByThePeople

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PFAW Opposes Nomination of Michael Boggs to be Federal Judge

Federal district court nominee Michael Boggs of Georgia had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The hearing was his opportunity to address the many serious concerns we and others have had about his record. When he first ran for office as a state judge, he assured voters that they could know where he stood by looking at his legislative record, including his opposition to marriage equality. But judges aren’t supposed to let their personal political beliefs determine how they rule on cases. In addition, the legislative record he cited is deeply disturbing.

Unfortunately, his testimony in response to senators’ questions only deepened our concerns. So in a letter Wednesday to members of the Senate, People For the American Way expressed strong opposition to this confirmation. PFAW Executive Vice President Marge Baker and Senior Legislative Counsel Paul Gordon delineated the reasoning behind the organization’s opposition to Boggs’ confirmation.

“[Boggs’] record makes clear that senators should not confirm him to a lifetime position as a United States judge,” the letter states. “…we do not believe Michael Boggs has demonstrated that he would be able to bring to his service as a lifetime judge on the federal courts the requisite impartiality necessary for such a position.”

The five page letter discusses the problems around Boggs’ ability to perform in the role of judge and his actions relating to LGBT equality, reproductive rights, and government promotion of religion. It also discusses the controversy around his support for the inclusion of Confederate imagery in the Georgia state flag, as well as his candor before the Judiciary Committee. You can read the full text of the letter here.
 

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Operation American Spring: 5 Things To Know About The Rally To Overthrow Obama

Tomorrow, Operation American Spring will attempt to flood Washington, D.C. with Tea Party activists committed to removing President Obama from office.

“[I]t will be painful, and some people may die because the government will not be non-violent; some of us will end up in a cell, and some may be injured,” organizer Harry Riley said in December, fearing that “patriots may be killed, wounded, incarcerated” in their effort to overthrow Obama.

One Operation American Spring endorser, former general Paul Vallely, has even floated the idea of leading a “revolution” against Obama.

This won’t be the first right-wing rally that has promised to occupy D.C. with millions of people until Obama leaves office, and we don’t expect tomorrow’s event to turn out any differently than the last one did.

Here are five things you need to know about Operation American Spring:

1. Plans For 10-30 Million People To ‘Shut Down’ DC

Riley has insisted that “10-20 million people” will descend on Washington, and guaranteed a minimum of 10 million: “We’re trusting there’s going to be about 10 million or more people that are going to be there to back this up, verified, validated.”

“They will be all over D.C. Wherever they can find a spot to stand, that's where they'll be. Around the White House, around the Capitol, on the Mall, all over,” Riley said. “We will wait, we will be there, we will interrupt the traffic, we will interrupt the commerce.”

“We're going to shut the city down.”

Believe it or not, Riley's is actually on the low side of attendance estimates from Operation American Spring backers.

Jim Garrow, a far-right activist and conspiracy theorist backing the effort, told fringe radio host Pete Santilli that “they’re expecting 30 million people.”

2. Right-Wing Tribunal To Replace Obama After Sending Him To Gitmo

Hoping to overthrow Obama’s “socialist-fascist-communist-Marxist dictatorial, tyrannical system,” organizers said they will install a tribunal led by GOP figures such as Sen. Ted Cruz and former congressman Allen West:

Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov. Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, Issa, will comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.

After forcibly removing Obama from office, Riley thinks the new government will “move” Obama “over to Guantanamo.”

3. Hoping For Militia Support

Riley claims that “militias all across the nation are mobilizing ” for Operation American Spring. While he insists “they’re not coming up there with any weapons,” he believes that it could turn violent if their movement fails: “I fear the next step, if this doesn’t happen, is going to be something that not a combat soldier wants to see. We’ve been through the carnage, we’ve seen it, we understand what happens and that’s the last thing we want.”

4. God On Their Side

Riley has said Operation American Spring is “bathed in prayer” and will have divine support: “We’re bathed—it’s under God and we’re going to move up there and trust Him that it will work out because we believe it’s noble, it’s an honorable effort.”

“God’s wind is behind us, that this is something that He’s pushing us along,” he said. “I think it will work. I think God is behind it. He is going to give us a clear path, right into Washington D.C. and that’s what we’re going to ask for.”

5. Obama Might Launch A Drone Strike On Washington

Terry Trussell, Operation American Spring’s chief of staff, and far-right radio host Mark Hoffmann are warning attendees to prepare for violence and possibly even a drone strike to “destroy the capital just to get rid of us.”

Pat Robertson Says Love Your Gay Family Member By Refusing To Accept Her

Televangelist Pat Robertson has frequently told “700 Club” viewers that the best way to “love” their gay son or daughter is to warn them that they are “on their way to Hell,” advising parents to help their children “revert” and “un-acquire” their sexual orientation through ex-gay therapy.

Today, Robertson offered similar counsel to a viewer whose niece recently came out of the closet, telling the viewer that one way to show love for her daughter is to refuse to accept her as gay.

“You want to be loving and warm and let them know that you love them, but you cannot accept it and you cannot be an enabler,” he said. “If they’re living together as a homosexual and you’re a Christian you cannot say, 'I accept this lifestyle.'” He also warned that “there’s an incredible barrage of activity forcing people to accept the homosexual lifestyle.”

“Do we accept adultery? Do we accept fornication? Do we accept immorality?” he asked. “I don’t think we ought to be accepting of it.”

Robertson went on to praise gays as “very talented people” with “an enormous capacity for artistic expression.”

Correction: A previous version of this post said the viewer was talking about her daughter, when she was in fact asking about her niece.

Brian Camenker: 'Massively Destructive' GLSEN Pushes 'Psychologically Penetrating' School Programs

MassResistance head Brian Camenker is furious that several corporations are sponsoring a youth summit organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). The Religious Right activist told WorldNetDaily yesterday that the companies are supporting “massively destructive and offensive things.”

Earlier this week, Camenker's group issued a report warning of GLSEN’s “radical homosexual and transgender psychological propaganda” in schools: “It has set up ‘gay straight alliance’ student clubs (GSAs) inside thousands of high schools (and even some middle schools) across the country. GLSEN pushes a wide range of psychologically penetrating homosexual and transgender programs activities into the schools, such as the controversial ‘Day of Silence.’”

“It should outrageous and terrifying to families that these companies, which they trust to do business with, spend their money on such massively destructive and offensive things such as GLSEN,” said Brian Camenker, founder and leader of Mass Resistance.

“Over the years, they are probably the most vicious and aggressive group pushing the homosexual agenda in schools,” he said.



“They train kids that parents are stupid and ignorant and it is gay activists that are really the wise ones,” he said.

The instructions are “coming to your school soon,” the organization advised.

GLSEN, Mass Resistance said, is the nation’s largest homosexual and transgender activist organization working inside schools in all 50 states.

“It has set up ‘gay straight alliance’ student clubs (GSAs) inside thousands of high schools (and even some middle schools) across the country. GLSEN pushes a wide range of psychologically penetrating homosexual and transgender programs activities into the schools, such as the controversial ‘Day of Silence.’ It also directly organizes and trains teachers to integrate their techniques throughout the curriculum. Founded in the early 1990s by super-activist Kevin Jennings, it has a multi-million dollar budget, lavishly funded by corporate America and private foundations.”

The report says taxpayer dollars for the events come from the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth.

“Unfortunately, most people – and especially most parents – have no idea the extent of the radical homosexual and transgender psychological propaganda being pushed at children in their schools, much less what’s going on behind the scenes. We hope to begin to remedy that,” the Mass Resistance report said.

Erik Rush: Obama 'Covertly Supporting' Boko Haram To Distract From Benghazi

Channeling former congressman Allen West, WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush wrote yesterday that the Obama administration is using Boko Haram’s kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls as a distraction from the latest congressional investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack.

In a column yesterday, Rush – who thinks President Obama “orchestrated” the Benghazi attack – claimed that “Obama and Co. will publicly oppose Boko Haram’s terrorism and carnage while ideologically (and perhaps covertly) supporting them” as part of their purported Islamist agenda.

Let it not be said that I don’t feel for the plight of the nearly 300 Nigerian high-school girls kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram; indeed, anyone with a conscience ought to empathize with them and their duly distraught families. That said, the abduction of these girls and, sadly, their fates (should rescue efforts fail) pale in comparison to the atrocities committed across the world daily against women by Muslim men “in the name of Allah.”

At least two components of this tragic comedy are worthy of examination. One is the blatant and shameless distraction coming directly out of the White House and Hillary Clinton camp. Michelle Obama hit social media with her Twitter hashtag campaign; Clinton followed suit shortly thereafter.

Carried to its logical conclusion, the investigation into the Benghazi attack could topple the Obama administration, and then some. Clinton’s presidential ambitions could be irreparably damaged, depending on the outcome. So, both have ample motivation for diverting public attention from Benghazi. They, the press and powerful Democrats are attempting to set the stage for this investigation to be downplayed as much as possible; this is to say nothing of more subtle manipulation of the process in which the administration will no doubt engage.



The reason is that it has become politically expedient for the Obama administration to condemn Boko Haram, if only rhetorically. Their actual foreign policy objectives in Nigeria are similar to what they were – or are – in Egypt, Libya and Syria: Destabilize the non-Islamist regime in order to pave the way for an Islamist one. In Nigeria, Obama and Co. will publicly oppose Boko Haram’s terrorism and carnage while ideologically (and perhaps covertly) supporting them, and realize the added bonus of being on the right side of women’s issues back home.

PFAW Action Fund Endorses Will Jawando for MD-20 Delegate

People For the American Way Action Fund has announced an endorsement of William Jawando’s candidacy for Maryland District 20 Delegate as part of PFAW’s Young Elected Progressives program.

Jawando, age 31, is one of eight primary candidates for the three delegate seats, including incumbent Sheila Hixson. He grew up in the Long Branch community of Silver Spring, and currently resides in White Oak with his wife and three daughters. A former White House and Congressional staffer, he currently serves on the Montgomery County Public School’s African American Student Achievement Action Group. He also has served on the Montgomery County Commission on Juvenile Justice, the Montgomery County Nighttime Economy Taskforce, and the Montgomery County African Advisory Group.

“Will Jawando is a committed progressive leader who stands for fairness, equality, and justice for all,” said PFAW Political Director Randy Borntrager. “He will be a strong progressive voice in Annapolis.”

While serving on Capitol Hill in the offices of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Sherrod Brown, and then-Senator Barack Obama, Jawando crafted and negotiated legislation to expand early childhood education programs and make college more accessible and affordable. As an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement he worked on pay equity legislation, voting rights, and justice policy. He then served as deputy director of strategic partnerships at the US Department of Education.

Previously, as director of government relations at Discovery Communications, he organized advocacy efforts among government and non-government stakeholders, national and local nonprofits, and advocacy groups. Notable achievements included a Montgomery County program to bridge digital divides in its communities and encourage more young people to study science, technology, engineering, and math. He currently is of counsel at The Raben Group, a public policy advocacy firm.

Will Jawando’s positions on women’s health, comprehensive immigration reform, public education funding, equality for all Americans, money in politics – as well as his expressed positions on a range of other issues – distinguish him as a standout young progressive candidate for Maryland District 20 Delegate.

His campaign website is http://www.jawandofordelegate.com.

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Erik Rush Warns Gun Policy Reforms Will Usher In Islamist Takeover

On his radio show earlier this month, Erik Rush told far-right conspiracy theorist Jim Garrow that the Obama administration is seeking new gun laws in order to forcibly disarm Americans and enable Islamists to take over the country.

Rush warned Americans, like others, may soon be “waking up and going, ‘holy crap, we’re all Muslims.’”

“They are trying to dilute, subvert and nullify our Second Amendment rights so we won’t have — we’ll have armed jihadis coming to our doors and we won’t be able to defend [ourselves],” he added.

Garrow also discussed his latest conspiracy theory about the Obama administration supposedly introducing Sharia law by asking government officials if they would “show loyalty to Islam” or consider converting to Islam.

He later alleged that President Obama, who he believes is a “gay Muslim,” was at one time an “learning how to be an imam.”

Garrow has previously called for Obama to be executed for his purported “crimes,” claiming that Obama murdered Andrew Breitbart and Tom Clancy and tried to kill 300 million people through a nuclear EMP attack.

Ken Ham Claims Pat Robertson Promotes 'Pagan Ideas,' Effectively Attacked Jesus Christ

Ken Ham is ready to do battle once again with an unlikely foe, televangelist Pat Robertson, over their differing views on the age of the earth.

Responding to Robertson’s recent remarks that “you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence,” Ham fired back on his Facebook page yesterday.

Ham, whose group Answers in Genesis runs the Creation Museum, said that Robertson’s comments were “beyond ignorant” and incorporated “pagan ideas,” arguing that his attack on “the authority of the Word” amounts to an attack on Jesus Christ.

If you watch the CBN "700 Club" program from 37:50 to 40:56 on Tuesday (see link below), you will hear Pat Robertson:

1. ... claim that: “The truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this earth that we live in only has six thousand years of existence."

So, Robertson has called all of you who believe God’s Word as written in Genesis as “deaf, dumb and blind.”

2. ... express his utter ignorance of science as he equates radio carbon dating with millions of years! He just has no idea! Carbon dating has nothing to do with millions of years—he’s using the wrong dating method to even discuss millions of years. Yes, it's his ignorance that abounds.

3. ... give an explanation of the first three days of creation that is, well, beyond ignorant! Frankly it is ridiculous.



Sadly, it’s Pat Robertson who makes Christianity look silly, which is why the atheists love him today. What a travesty! This man uses his position on a major Christian TV program to help the atheists mock God’s Word!



Pat Robertson illustrates one of the biggest problems we have today in the church—people like Robertson compromise the Word of God with the pagan ideas of fallible men! That’s why a big part of the AiG ministry is to call the church and culture back to the authority of the Word. Pat Robertson is not upholding the Word of God with his ridiculous statements -- he is undermining the authority of the Word. And any attack on the WORD is an attack on the person of Jesus Christ, who IS THE WORD!

Michael Peroutka Glad He Didn't Have To See 'Sewer Filth' Like Michael Sam Kissing His Boyfriend

While Peter LaBarbera has complained that he was “forced” to watch rookie defensive end Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend, today conservative activist Michael Peroutka said he got rid of cable in order to avoid seeing “sewer filth” like this.

Michael Sam, to the best of my information, is a football player recently drafted by the Saint Louis Rams who, apparently, is publically in violation of Leviticus 18:22.

That verse declares homosexual conduct to be an abomination before God. In the very next verse, by the way, God labels bestiality as an abomination as well.

In any event, I cannot write about Michael Sam or some allegedly disgusting kiss, because I didn’t see it. And I didn’t see it because, as you may recall from my commentary two weeks ago, I no longer have cable television in my home.



You see, I have become convinced that, along with the government school system, the television is one of the major polluters of American minds.

I finally decided that to keep cable TV was the equivalent to diverting the sewer that runs in front of my home, through my living room, for the consumption of my family.

So, I got rid of it. No more TV. No more sewerage coming through my living room.

So, this kiss, which is just the latest sewer filth designed for my consumption by television programmers, just got by me.

Idaho Marriage Ban Struck Down

Yesterday evening a federal judge ruled Idaho’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional. If the state begins issuing marriage licenses Friday morning, plaintiffs Amber Beierle and Rachael Roberts say they are more than ready to make their union official. Beierle reflected, “I don't think people understand what [the ruling] means to native Idahoans who love this state and want to stay in this state but who want to be heard.”

In her ruling, Judge Candy Dale made clear that the state’s ban denied critical rights to same-sex couples simply because of who they are:

Idaho's Marriage laws deny same-sex couples the economic, practical, emotional and spiritual benefits of marriage, relegating each couple to a stigmatized, second-class status. Plaintiffs suffer these injuries not because they are unqualified to marry, start a family, or grow old together, but because of who they are and whom they love.

Close on the heels of the striking of Arkansas’ marriage ban, the ruling in Idaho comes as further evidence that the movement toward full nationwide marriage equality cannot be stopped. Even as the far Right continues to compare same-sex marriage to bestiality and to absurdly insist that marriage bans “take nothing away from anyone,” the stack of judicial wins for equality grows taller and taller.
 

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Dave Daubenmire Will 'Bury Racism' At Gettysburg, Regrets The Union Won The Civil War

Anti-gay activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire and pastor James David Manning, who recently posted signs reading “Jesus would stone homos” and “Obama has released homo demons,” are organizing an event to “bury racism” at Gettysburg.

In his column last week, Daubenmire said “an argument can be made that the wrong side won the [Civil War]” since “government tyranny has exploded since the battle over states' rights was lost.”

“It has been said that the Gettysburg Address was the most famous speech in American History, but that it would have carried more weight if President Lincoln was referencing the brave Confederate soldiers who were fighting against big-government tyranny,” he added. “Has there ever been a more Christian general than Robert E. Lee?”

We are going to Gettysburg to bury racism.

My friend Pastor James David Manning is a minister in Harlem who happens to have black skin. I had the opportunity to share the podium with Pastor Manning five years ago and immediately felt a kinship with him. My wife and I have visited his church, spoke from his pulpit, and locked arms with him in the battle against darkness. It is an honor to call him my friend.



Nearly a year ago Pastor Manning shared with me his desire to go to Gettysburg and bury racism. He shared with me the vision to join black Americans and white Americans together in a RACIAL RECONCILIATION AND HEALING OF THE RACES. It immediately bore witness with my Spirit as something we needed to do.



A study of the war will show that the fight was over states [sic] rights more than slavery, and an argument can be made that the wrong side won the war. Government tyranny has exploded since the battle over states' rights was lost. It has been said that the Gettysburg Address was the most famous speech in American History, but that it would have carried more weight if President Lincoln was referencing the brave Confederate soldiers who were fighting against big-government tyranny. Has there ever been a more Christian general than Robert E. Lee?

Last year, Daubenmire year explained his white pride and sadness that “white people, for whatever reason, have stopped producing children.”

Manning also introduced the event with a video message where he warned that President Obama is a “demon” who has brought “great turmoil” to America.

“I want you to know that the Lord is speaking to me now and saying to you that if you will turn now and rid America of Obama and his racism and all of his cronyism and all of the destruction and demonic spirits that calls homosexuals to walk and dance and seduce with impunity, if you would turn now and fight, it would add more credibility—because you don’t need a prophet to see that America’s in sad shape,” he said.

In another message, Manning said black people need to realize that they have “never built a bridge, never built a boat, never made a comb, only ran along footpaths in Africa, never built a highway, never did anything of note, never wrote a song or a book.”

He also said the “fag hypocrite Negro” is “leading black people to the slaughter.”

Joel Gilbert Unveils New Movie Depicting Obama As A Communist Wizard Of Oz

Right-wing activist Joel Gilbert is out with another “documentary” that portrays President Obama as a “real life Wizard of Oz” bent on ushering in communism through welfare programs and immigration. The trailer for “There’s No Place Like Utopia” features interviews with conservative pundits like David HorowitzJerome Corsi and Jack Cashill.

Gilbert’s previous movie, “Dreams From My Real Father,” alleged that Obama’s father is labor activist Frank Marshall Davis, which he believes the president has tried to cover up by getting a nose job. Gilbert has also speculated that Obama orchestrated the Aurora movie theater shooting, stole the 2012 presidential election and wears a secret Muslim wedding ring (which you can see here).

As WND reports, Gilbert has put together quite the exposé:

In the film, Gilbert explores many serious social, political and economic questions, including:

• Why Barack Obama is the real life Wizard of Oz;
• How the roots of the progressive agenda represent utopia on earth;
• How political correctness is silencing American free speech;
• Why the Democratic Party wants Americans dependent on government;
• Why Peggy Joseph, the Florida voter who in 2008 claimed Obama would pay for her gas and mortgage now believes Obama is a fraud;
• Whether or not a “vast left wing conspiracy” exist in America today;
• Why Chicago and Newark could become the new Detroit;
• Why African Americans are against amnesty for illegals.

Gilbert, in his cross-country quest, asks the audience to answer the fundamental questions of whether or not “the progressive hopes for a utopia on earth are a real destination for the future of America, or does the true path to happiness still remain faith, family and hard work back home in Kansas?”

In the end, Gilbert rejects progressive utopia and embraces traditional American values as the best choice for the future.

WorldNetDaily Pundit Says Fox News Isn't Conservative Enough, Tea Party TV Network Needed

Last month, Burt Prelutsky of WorldNetDaily complained that Fox News has too many liberal contributors, and today another WND pundit also came out against Fox as insufficiently conservative.

Lord Christopher Monckton, like other WND commentators, is a zealous birther (but a big fan of Canadian-born Ted Cruz’s potential presidential bid).

In a column today, Monckton lamented that Fox News hasn’t promoted the birther conspiracy theory with the same fervor as WND. While Fox News has entertained birther conspiracy theories, Monckton said the network has succumbed to “the intolerance of the left.”

Monckton writes that a “24-hour TV news channel” led by “the tea-party movement” is now needed to push the birther conspiracy:

Why, for instance, has Fox News not dared to tackle the birth-certificate question in any depth. The reason is that, though it is generally fair and balanced, it is no longer unafraid. The intolerance of the left knows no bounds. They did not like Glenn Beck’s exposure of the ACORN scandal, so they hounded him and bullied his advertisers till he was forced out.

Everyone else at Fox is now running scared. The standard Saul Alinsky tactic of viciously and persistently attacking the reputations of any who dare to oppose the left works all too well.

The tea-party movement would justify its existence if it were now to establish a 24-hour TV news channel sufficiently independent of its advertisers and staffed by sufficiently tough-minded journalists that the bully-boys and Obots would be unable to frighten as they have frightened Fox.

Either way, the mainstream media to which much of my career was devoted are now doomed. And, given their culpable failure to do the basic job of a news medium, which is to publish all the news that’s fit to print, good riddance to the lot of them. I am ashamed of my former profession.

David Benham Explain His Love For Gays … On Bryan Fischer's Notorious Hate Radio Show

On Tuesday, David Benham continued his charade about showing “love” for gay people in a radio interview with Bryan Fischer, the notoriously anti-gay radio host whose bigotry is so extreme that even Mitt Romney felt the need to condemn his “poisonous language.”

Along with his brother Jason, Benham spoke to Fischer about his “love” for gay people. Benham has previously expressed this “love” by labeling homosexuality “destructive,” “demonic” and akin to Nazism. The interview should come as no surprise, as Benham and Fischer both claim that demonic forces are behind homosexuality, which they both insist is a statement of love.

Fischer, for his part, openly admits that he supports anti-gay discrimination , claims gays are “demonic,” has likened gays to terrorists, wants gays removed from public office and blamed the Holocaust on gay people. The American Family Association spokesman — who supports the criminalization of homosexuality — has backed draconian anti-gay laws in countries like UgandaIndia and Russia.

While Benham has denied making anti-Muslim remarks, the same cannot be said for Fischer, who wants to forcibly convert Muslims with threats of violence, whom he claims worship a demonban Muslim immigration and mosquesthinks Islam should be outlawed; demands the deportation of Muslim-Americans and believes Muslims are inherently stupid and violent.

Let Fischer explain this disingenuous view of “love” for Muslims and gays:

Today, Benham told the Christian Broadcasting Network that homosexuality has turned from a “sin” into “an agenda that not only dominates and permeates” but “seeks to assassinate” people like him:

Where we are in terms of national sin, where we approve of what God disapproves of, when we do that it will ultimately get to the point where that sin will become an agenda that not only dominates and permeates, but it seeks to assassinate anyone who speaks out against it. That's where we are as a nation.

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