Janet Porter (née Folger)

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 1/4/16

  • Janet Porter brags on her campaign website that she "is the Left-Wing's second 'most-watched' woman in America, according to Right Wing Watch."
  • Adding insult to injury, Mike Huckabee's former presidential campaign spokeswoman has now signed on with Ted Cruz.
  • Peter LaBarbera says that he "apologized on Trinidad & Tobago radio last week on behalf of pro-family Americans for the Obama Administration’s promotion of the 'radical homosexual and gender confusion agenda' in countries all over the world."
  • Ken Ham fumes that "America has lost any semblance of biblical thinking, and this is clearly showing up in the laws and regulations that are being established. Sinful behaviors are being applauded and protected in the courts, and those who choose to disagree with sinful lifestyles are being punished for refusing to condone or accommodate these choices."
  • Finally, Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has released his annual list of the "Top Ten Anti-Christian Acts" of the previous year.

The Gay 'Jihad,' The Charleston 'Accident' And The 10 Worst Right-Wing Moments of 2015

Here at Right Wing Watch, we listen to hours of video and audio each day in order to find the short clips that we share with our readers. It’s been a doozy of a year, in which presidential politics has collided with the farthest of the far right, and here at Right Wing Watch, we’ve had the dubious pleasure of witnessing it all. It’s hard to pick our favorite/most horrifying memories of the year, so instead we’ve looked back at the 10 most watched videos and most listened-to audio clips of the year.

10. Sandy Rios Investigates The Amtrak Crash

Days after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight and injuring hundreds, the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios pointed out “an interesting part of the story” that was likely “a factor” in the crash: the conductor’s homosexuality.

9. ‘America, Repent Of Harry Potter!’

This was just one of the many bizarre and disturbing things to happen at last month’s National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, which was attended by three Republican presidential candidates .

8. The Gay Marriage ‘End Game’

June was not a happy month for anti-gay activists, as exemplified by Vision America’s Rick Scarborough, who days before the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision warned that gay marriage was a satanic plot to destroy Christianity and may very well bring God’s judgment on America.

7. ‘Light Wins’

You can imagine our delight when conservative activist Janet Porter announced that she had filmed a new anti-gay “documentary” featuring Republican presidential candidates and members of Congress alongside some of the most extreme anti-gay activists in the business.

The trailer was stunning:

And, in the end, the film did not disappoint.

6. Gay Wedding Etiquette

At the same conference at which he railed against Harry Potter, radical pastor Kevin Swanson offered his advice on what to do if your child is gay and getting married.

Reminder: Swanson organized the conference, which three Republican presidential candidates attended.

5. Pat Robertson Comforts the Bereaved

Televangelist Pat Robertson is not always quite on point with the advice he gives to viewers of “The 700 Club” at the end of every program, such as when he told a bereaved mother who had just lost a young child that the child could have turned out to be the next Hitler .

4. The Gay ‘Jihad’

Ted Cruz went there during a campaign event in Iowa in April.

3. Rick Perry’s ‘Accident’

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a very ill-timed “oops” moment when he called the mass shooting at a church in Charleston an “accident,” in the process of claiming that the crime was the result of drugs rather than guns.

2. Phil Robertson’s Imagination

Back in March, controversial “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson tried to make a convoluted point about atheists supposedly having no moral code by telling a gruesome hypothetical story about a family of atheists getting raped and murdered.

1. Rick Scarborough’s Martyrdom

Nobody took the hysteria over the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision quite as far as Rick Scarborough, who declared a few days before the court handed down its decision that he was ready to burn to death in his fight against gay marriage.

Radical Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Conspiracy Theorist Janet Porter Running For The Ohio Legislature

Faith 2 Action's Janet Porter is a longtime anti-gay and anti-choice activist who has embraced a variety of wild conspiracy theories while constantly warning of the looming "criminalization of Christianity."

For years, Porter used her daily radio program and weekly column to promote a variety of conspiracy theories surrounding President Obama's birth, alleging that his election was the result of a massive communist conspiracy. After her prayers failed to prevent Obama from taking office and subsequently cursing America, Porter went to work warning her fellow conservatives that Obama would orchestrate food shortages in order to starve them to death, use a swine flu outbreak as an excuse to lock them up in concentration camps, and use Obamacare to deny them healthcare and eliminate them.

Porter has also long warned that increasing acceptance of gay rights will turn Christians into criminals who will eventually be rounded up and tossed in jail, going so far as to try and prevent the Supreme Court from ruling on the issue of gay marriage. Recently she produced an anti-gay documentary called "Light Wins" that featured a variety of Republican members of Congress, GOP presidential hopefuls and anti-gay activists warning that gay activists are "grooming" and endangering children, for which they should be held criminally liable.

Despite her radical views, Porter managed to host a "Values Voters Debate" back in 2007, which featured Mike Huckabee and other GOP presidential contenders making their pitches to a bevy of radical Religious Right activists. But Porter's star dimmed a bit when her radio program was cancelled in 2010 due to her growing ties to the Dominionist movement, as typified by her prayers that God would give conservative Christians control over the government and the media:

Porter eventually resurfaced in Ohio, where she has spent the last several years organizing a series of stunts and rallies aimed at pressuring the state legislature to pass her radical "Heartbeat Bill" legislation, which would outlaw abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected. 

Despite years of intense lobbying, Porter's legislation has never even come close to passage, so now she intends to step up her efforts by running for a seat in the state legislature herself:

The president of a Christian activist organization will challenge incumbent state Sen. Larry Obhof of Montville Township for the 22nd district in the March Republican primary.

Obhof will face Janet Porter, of Hinckley Township, on March 15.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, no Democrats had filed to run for the seat, meaning the primary winner likely will run uncontested in November.

Porter is president and founder of Faith 2 Action, a Christian organization that says it opposes same-sex marriage. Before starting the organization in 2003, she was the national director for the Center for Reclaiming America for five years and a legislative director at Ohio Right to Life for nine years.

She told The Gazette on Wednesday that she recently finished filming a documentary, “Light Wins: How to Overcome the Criminalization of Christianity,” and she interviewed Kim Davis, a Kentucky court clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last summer.

“I stand for life. I stand for liberty,” she said. “The family is the nucleus of the state. It’s the basis for business.”

In addition to a pro-life position on abortion and opposition to gay marriage, Porter said she supports tax incentives to small businesses and less government interference.

She said she is also an author of Ohio’s “heartbeat” bill, which prohibits abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The bill has been in the Ohio Senate for consideration since last spring. She said she asked Obhof to sign a petition to bring the bill to a vote, but he declined. This encounter was one of the reasons she decided to become a candidate, she said.

“We’re running against the Republican obstructionist establishment,” she said. “There’s more they can do to represent life, liberty and the family.”

Janet Porter: 'Hero Of Faith' Kim Davis For TIME Person Of The Year

Anti-gay activist Janet Porter is rallying behind the campaign to make Kim Davis TIME’s Person of the Year , using her radio commentary today to laud the Kentucky clerk as a “hero of the faith.”

Porter, who oncelikened Davis to Holocaust victims and recently produced a bizarre film about the supposed dangers of gay marriage, lauded Davis as “the first person in America to experience the criminalization of Christianity as a result of the Supreme Court Obergefell decision which legalized homosexual so-called ‘marriage.’”

She added that Davis “deserves to be honored for her courageous stand” as she defied the courts and “stood with God.”

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 11/10/15

  • Scott Lively warns that the Obama administration is working "to rapidly polarize the society to the point of violence by conservatives, which will serve as a pretext for 'defensive' police-state measures to suppress what they have already begun to spin as the rise of neo-Nazism." 
  • Larry Tomczak mourns for all of the ways in which President Obama has destroyed America.
  • Steven Andrew says that Christians must vote for Mike Huckabee otherwise "church workers, teachers, and others could end up in jail." 
  • For once, Todd Starnes manages to be a voice of reason.
  • The AFA's Tim Wildmon is urging activists to contact Congress and "urge them to pass a resolution that Title IX should be interpreted to recognize that transgendered students may be required to accept accommodations that respect the rights of non-transgendered students."
  • Finally, Janet Porter endorses plans by anti-choice activists to protest outside of the homes of Ohio state legislators who do not support her radical Heartbeat Bill legislation.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 11/4/15

  • Beware of "'complete anarchy' as Obama invades girls' showers." 
  • Gary Bauer wants the next Republican president to reverse all of President Obama executive orders "as soon as he or she takes office ... So you do it literally in the glow of your inauguration."

  • NOM declares that "marriage won huge victories last night in critical election races in Houston and Kentucky! These electoral victories prove without a doubt that the American people do not accept the illegitimate and anti-constitutional ruling of the US Supreme Court redefining marriage, and they reject the attempt by the left to use that illegitimate ruling as a springboard to further advance the agenda of those who wish to destroy marriage."
  • Janet Porter wants Justice Anthony Kennedy to know that "this isn't Nazi Germany!"
  • Finally, apparently the World Series victory by the Kansas City Royals is "significant because it fulfills a string of prophecies and stirs hope in the hearts of many contending for revival in Kansas City and America."

Right Wing Round-Up - 10/8/15

Janet Porter: Christians In America Are Just Like Jews In Nazi Germany

Faith 2 Action’s Janet Porter is joining other Religious Right leaders in claiming that conservative Christians in the U.S. are now facing the same attacks as Jews who lived under Nazi rule, which comes as no surprise as she issued a litany of absurd warnings in her recent “documentary” film featuring Republicans such as Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul.

Today in BarbWire, Porter suggests that the recent controversy surrounding Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is signaling an upcoming holocaust of American Christians:

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 9/15/15

  • Glenn Beck now appears to be in a fight with Breitbart.com, but he's hoping they can all hug it out.
  • Bethany Blankley says that "Barack Obama and every single member of Congress" are guilty of treason.
  • Janet Porter wants Fox News to fire Shepard Smith for being insufficiently anti-gay.
  • NOM's lastest fundraising email declares that "if there was ever any doubt about how much power a United States president has to destroy everything our nation stands for, there is no uncertainty now. Just look back at the last six-and-a-half years. Things you and I viewed as our unalienable rights as Americans are now in shambles."
  • Finally, Operation Save America is outraged!
  • - Kim Davis got what she wanted (no marriage licenses issued in her name)

    - Homosexuals got what they wanted (marriage licenses)

    - Lawyers got what they wanted (accommodations for Kim Davis)

    - Judge Bunning got what he wanted (compliance of the county clerks)

    - The Supreme Court got what it wanted (lawlessness enforced as a Constitutional right)

    But did God get what He wanted? The answer is a resounding NO!

Janet Porter's Prayers Delivered Florida To George W. Bush In 2000

Faith 2 Action's Janet Porter was the keynote speaker at the American Decency Association's summer conference last month, where she repeated her claim that her prayers delivered the state of Florida to George W. Bush in the 2000 election.

"In the year 2000, I lived in a county named Broward," Porter said. "Remember election night? Every station had declared the election for Al Gore. Every one, ever Fox. And I did something that was odd — and I know the Right Wing Watchers are telling I'm the one that prayed it in — well, I think there were millions who prayed with me but I do think that God answers prayer and I do think He's honored when you pray ridiculous, sun-stopping prayers. And I said, 'God, I'm asking you to do what has never been done before, I'm asking you to take the state of Florida, where I lived at the time, from Al Gore and give it to George Bush so that unborn children will live and not die.' That was my prayer."

Porter also revealed that a friend of hers was in charge of delivering military ballots to the Florida Supreme Court and that her friend spent the night praying over those ballots and anointed them with oil before delivering them to the court, which then ruled in Bush's favor, as did the U.S. Supreme Court "which changed the outcome of the election."

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/18/15

  • Some helpful advice from Michael Youssef: "It is time for those within the homosexual movement to reassess their fight against Christians and evangelicals. And more importantly, it is time for them to seek to know the Savior. By coming to the Savior with repentance and faith—just like the rest of us have done who have come to the Savior—He will have mercy on them and deliver them."
  • Phyllis Schlafly fumes that the "Army favors gays over patriotism."
  • Janet Porter says that "Governor John Kasich must either support the pro-life Heartbeat Bill or quit calling himself pro-life."
  • FRC is joining the anti-Planned Parenthood rallies this weekend.
  • Finally, Todd Starnes will be honored as the "National Hero of Faith" at Vision America's annual gala next month.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/17/15

  • The American Family Association is helping to sponsor a "National Day of Protest" outside of Planned Parenthood facilities throughout the United States on August 22.
  • Julio Severo criticizes Austin Ruse for criticizing Scott Lively.
  • Speaking of Lively, he will be speaking in Chicago tomorrow on "Post-Obergefell Marriage Realities and the Freedom to Oppose Homosexuality."
  • Anthony LoBaido fantasizes that "perhaps abortion will cease only if a still unforeseen global biological holocaust puts into doubt the very survival of all of the world’s infants, toddlers and children."
  • Finally, Janet Porter tells parents to get their sons out of the Boy Scouts because "instead of keeping the oath to God, they have caved to the homosexual agenda which puts young boys at risk."

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/12/15

  • Rick Joyner says that Donald Trump "is a fresh breeze to a country choking in the darkening fog of Political Correctness."
  • Os Hillman warns that a major crisis is coming, which will be God's judgment for "greed in society worldwide."
  • NOM needs money to support passage of the First Amendment Defense Act: "Please don't let us down. More importantly, don't let America down!"
  • Jack Cashill says that "the left has created its own Fergusonstein, an irrationally angry monster hell-bent on dominating the people who gave it life. Black lives may matter to this monster, but truth clearly doesn’t."
  • Finally, since Janet Porter's "Restrain The Judges" effort failed to prevent the Supreme Court from legalizing gay marriage, she is now launching an "Impeach The Judges" effort.

Porter: Christians Will Be 'Carted Off To Jail' Due To Gay Marriage

As Brian noted earlier this month, Faith 2 Action's Janet Porter is currently leading an effort to pressure Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine "to file a Motion to Rehear Obergefell v. Hodges" with the Supreme Court, so that the recently decided gay marriage case can be reargued, this time without the participation of Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom Porter insists must recuse themselves.

The window for filing such a motion closes tomorrow and having received no support from DeWine, Porter is now getting increasingly desperate and has expanded her call to the attorneys general of Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky, sending out an email today warning that they will be responsible when "Christianity is criminalized" and Christians are "carted off to jail" because they failed to get the gay marriage decision overturned:

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/9/15

  • Todd Starnes has no patience for Republicans who want Donald Trump to tone it down: "Tone it down? I say he needs to crank up the volume."
  • OneMillionMoms is unsurprisingly opposed to the new PBS program "Growing Up Trans."
  • Janet Porter says that the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "just abolished the First Amendment."
  • Larry Tomczak lays out the "6 Lies From the Pit of Hell That Are Destroying America."
  • Finally, Tony Perkins accuses President Obama of pushing "extreme sexual priorities" by speaking out against the criminalization of homosexuality in Kenya.

Janet Porter: My Prayers Got Bush Elected President, Can Also Overturn Marriage Equality Decision

Janet Porter, the right-wing conspiracy theorist and creator of the anti-gay film “Light Wins,” reveals today that her prayers reversed the results of the 2000 presidential election to ensure that President Bush was the victor in Florida.

Since her prayers got Bush elected president, Porter explains, her prayers can also reverse the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.

Porter is urging Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to demand that the Supreme Court rehear the marriage case, but this time without the presence of Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom Porter believes should have recused themselves because they had officiated at the weddings of same-sex couples.

“[I]f God can change the outcome of a presidential election,” Porter explains, “he can change the outcome of a Supreme Court ruling.”

In the 2000 Presidential election, between George W. Bush and Al Gore, I lived in a place called Broward County, Florida. When they declared the state of Florida–and the election–for Al Gore, I, like so many others, got down on my knees and asked for something that had never been done before. I asked for God to change the outcome of the election. You know what happened: He answered that “ridiculous” prayer. And if God can change the outcome of a presidential election, He can change the outcome of a Supreme Court ruling. Ask Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to file a motion for rehearing the marriage case at: 800-282-0515 . Then, pray to the God of the impossible.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/6/15

  • It looks like we won't be posting any Glenn Beck videos for awhile since he will be taking the rest of the month off to rest his vocal chords.
  • James Dobson warns of dark days ahead: "Yes, a war on Christians, their leaders and churches, is already underway. It will increasingly involve the courts and law enforcement."
  • Linda Wall simply cannot handle the fact that "men marrying men and women marrying women [is] the law of the land. Although I saw it coming, I still want to vomit every time I am reminded of this abomination."
  • Mark Creech warns of dire consequences now that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states: "It is not likely fire and brimstone will fall on America immediately because of this decision, although God would certainly be justified in doing it. Nevertheless, this national sin is more apt to bring its own punishments over time. Although many will think it hyperbolic to say, the state sanctioning of gay marriage will eventually destroy traditional marriage."
  • Finally, Janet Porter is heroically not giving up the fight against gay marriage and is trying to get Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to file a motion for rehearing.

Anti-Gay Activist: Marriage Equality Like Slavery, Ushers In Doom

Janet Porter, the creator of the unintentionally hilarious anti-gay film “Light Wins,” released a video response today to the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, which she compared to slavery.

The response, which includes excerpts from the documentary, warns that gay marriage is going to bring about the End Times, Nazi-style anti-Christian persecution, and the demise of civilization.

Anti-Gay Activists Have A Hot New Song That Will Top The Charts

The anti-gay documentary “Light Wins,” just as expected, has been a source of absolute insanity. GOP leaders like Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee had no problem with appearing in the far-right film, which featured a who’s who of fringe and extreme right-wing activists.

The movie, which attempted to give hope to anti-gay activists fearing the worst, ends with a fun new song reminding people that “no matter how loud its shouted, sin is not a civil right!”

Listen to an excerpt of the song here:

As we've reported, the film has portrayed homosexuality as a deadly children's toy:

The film also claimed that homosexuality is lighting America on fire:

After all, the far-right activists in the film blame gay marriage for Noah's flood.

Right-Wing 'Documentary': Gay Rights, Like Communism, Can Be Defeated

Janet Porter, the creator of the anti-gay film “Light Wins,” says in the “documentary” that opponents of the gay rights movement should look to Ronald Reagan for inspiration. Just as Reagan brought down the Soviet Union, Porter dubiously claims, conservatives can still beat the odds and roll back the tide in favor gay rights.

As Dr. John Diggs adds, communism may be coming to the U.S.: “Political correctness, as people may not recall, is a term that was born in the Soviet Union where thousands if not millions of people died because they tried to quash religion and because they tried to quash political dissent by sending people to gulags. Don’t let this happen in America.”

Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality claims that America “will crumble like all civilizations before who embraced and celebrated sexual immorality,” adding that homosexuality is “the only sexual sin that has its own parade.”

Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who appears in the movie along with fellow Republican politicians Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Tim Huelskamp and Louie Gohmert, cites a successful campaign to kick three Iowa Supreme Court justices off the bench in retribution for their support of marriage equality as a reason anti-gay activists should have hope.

The documentary ends with Porter calling on people to shine their (smart phone) lights in the darkness, “because in the battle between darkness and light, light wins.”

We have posted excerpts here:

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