Jesse Lee Peterson

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 9/8/14

  • Another claim promoted by Glenn Beck gets debunked by his own website.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is being guided by Satan, according to a leader of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
  • Jesse Lee Peterson says anti-gay business owners should agree to provide services to gay customers, but only after telling them that they will use the money from the sale to make a donation to anti-gay legal groups.
  • The National Organization for Marriage's John Eastman is confident that the Supreme Court will not "strike down thousands of years of history and the laws of 35 states, and say the Constitution, that doesn't speak to this question, somehow mandated that every state redefine its institution of marriage."
  • Bryan Fischer claims that Wendy Davis "is pro-life at the core of her conscience and is either blind to that plain fact or refuses to admit it."
  • Finally, Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall has written a post on the Family Research Council's blog blasting Cardinal Timothy Dolan for not objecting to the decision to allow a gay group to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade: "As society continues to disregard what America’s Founders wrote about the laws of Nature and Nature’s God, the moral fabric of our nation is disintegrating to the point of becoming thread bare, unable to hold together even the most basic values upon which our nation was founded. For a Church authority to embrace political correctness at such a time will have consequences which extend far beyond the parade route."

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/25/14

  • Matt Barber has a message for all those Christians who accept gays: you are apostates and you had better repent before it is too late.
  • Steve McConkey, president of the sports ministry 4 WINDS, is opposed to efforts to eliminate homophobia in sports: "As a Christian I believe homosexuality is a sin. Does that make me a bad person? Will athletes, coaches, and administrators promote other sins besides homosexuality? Athletes should be able to play in sports if they have the talent, but do we need to endorse a lifestyle contrary to the Bible?"
  • Jesse Lee Peterson has the solution to all of America's racial problems: "If whites said 'No,' it would give misguided blacks a chance to examine their hearts and repent of their wicked ways."
  • Patrice Lewis declares that "Feminism long ago left the realm of admirable and entered the realm of evil."
  • Peter LaBarbera wants red state Democrats to "come clean" about their support for gay marriage.
  • Finally, Don Boys is disgusted by all the racists in Ferguson, Missouri, by which he means the protestors: "Trayvon [Martin's] mother along with [Michael] Brown’s mother seems to have the same motivation–to get a pound of flesh and a pot of money when they deserved nothing but scorn for turning a tragedy of a son’s death and the destruction of an innocent man into a farce. Both families are an example of what a broken home and the absence of a strong father with biblical convictions can do."

Jesse Lee Peterson Laments That 'Thugs' Like Michael Brown 'Are Given The Benefit Of The Doubt'

As we have noted before, Jesse Lee Peterson of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny has carved out quite a niche for himself as a black conservative commentator who is quite willing to defend just about any white person accused of racism by arguing that it is black people who are the true racists in America.

So naturally, Steve Malzberg brought Peterson onto his Newsmax radio program today to share his thoughts on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, which Peterson declared to be perfectly justified because Brown was a "thug," just like Trayvon Martin.

"I've said from day one that Michael Brown is a thug," Peterson declared, using as evidence "the fact that he was running from the cops, period, because good folks do not run from police officers, they follow their instructions."

"I just think that it's a shame," he continued, "that in America today, that criminals are given the benefit of the doubt - especially black criminals because white criminals are not - but black criminals are given the benefit of the doubt and the police officers are the suspects. I don't know what has happened to my country."

When Malzberg sought to clarify that Peterson had, in fact, called Brown a "thug," Peterson asserted that he had, saying that Trayvon Martin was also thug.

"Why we are protecting thugs?"

Reilly: Gays Seek To Normalize Homosexuality In Order To Alleviate The Guilt Over Their 'Morally Disordered' Behavior

Former Bush administration official and current anti-gay activist Robert Reilly was a guest on Jesse Lee Peterson's radio program yesterday, promoting his new book "Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything" where he explained that the ultimate goal of gay activists is to make society accept the lie that homosexuality is okay in order to alleviate their own guilt about their "morally disordered" behavior.

Likening gays to criminals who justify their thievery, Reilly said that they seek to rationalize their own "sodomitical acts" as acceptable and then force everyone else to buy into the lie as well so they can avoid having to face "all the guilt that would normally accrue to their behavior."

Peterson agreed, saying that "homosexuals who are pushing this know that they are wrong, inside themselves they have guilt and they think that if they can convince the world that homosexuality is normal, then the guilt will go away."

But that guilt will never go away, Peterson concluded, "because it's wrong even if everybody says that it's right."

"You've diagnosed this whole thing absolutely correctly," Reilly responded:

Jesse Lee Peterson Warns 'Fascists In Pantsuits' Are 'Destroying Our Nation'

Jesse Lee Peterson, the conservative pundit who regrets that the U.S. gave women the right to vote, writes today in WorldNetDaily that feminists are “fascists in pantsuits” who “are on the side of evil.”

He accuses feminists of “destroying our nation” and “restrict[ing] our freedoms” by hurting the “feelings of men,” warning that growing concerns about the risks of concussions in football are actually part of a nefarious feminist plot to emasculate and “soften boys.”

Liberal women have been given a free pass for years, and now they’re out of control.

A recent example is the Hobby Lobby case. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in favor of the arts and crafts store barring the government from forcing small companies with religious objections to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and certain birth control devices has caused uproar among liberal Democrats and feminists.

Liberal women make up the ideological core of the Democratic Party. The party is attempting to resurrect the “war on women” narrative to motivate its base for the upcoming elections.

Feminists hold powerful positions in government, academia, business and in entertainment. They’re passing laws and rolling out policy that is harming traditional families, shutting down free speech and destroying our nation day by day.

Since feminists have gone unchallenged for decades, many have become fascists in pantsuits who tolerate zero dissent.



The feminists’ fake outrage over what men say is absurd. How about the rights and feelings of men? We’re hurt when our jobs are threatened with false accusations of “misogyny.” We have the right to express our views without being shut down.

Women who love their fathers have a logical way of thinking and they want to protect and build, not destroy. They typically become conservatives.

In contrast, the “love” of liberal feminists weakens and damages. They’ve softened sports with Title IX rules that strip funding from boys’ athletic programs with a gender quota system.



This feminist mindset to soften boys and sports is in operation in the White House. Obama recently held a “Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit” and announced $76 million to help athletes “compete safely.”

Feminists are also weakening the military by overturning “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (the former ban on openly homosexual soldiers) and allowing women in combat.



These liberal women are insecure, and they cannot win against a strong, sensible opponent.

We’re allowed to criticize liberal men, but feminists and homosexuals are beyond reproach.



We are fighting a spiritual battle of good versus evil. Strident feminists who push to restrict our freedoms are on the side of evil.

One thing is clear: Liberal feminists need an intervention. Let’s give it to them!

Jesse Lee Peterson Explains That Marriage Can't Be A Partnership Because 'That Term Partner Came From The Homosexuals'

Tea Party activist Jesse Lee Peterson’s group BOND held a conference on “fatherhood and men” in Los Angeles earlier this month, at which Peterson moderated a panel discussion featuring radio host Morris O’Kelly, author and pundit Andrew Klavan, and Dr. Albert Gibbs, a clinical psychologist.

Gibbs seemed to have not known what he was getting into, and spent the entire discussion responding in disbelief to to Peterson’s unhinged questions.

For instance, at one point, Peterson asked Gibbs if a man should “be the head of his wife.” When Gibbs responded that he and his wife are partners in the relationship, Peterson told him that he shouldn’t use that word because “that term partner came from the homosexuals” and that any marriage based on partnership means “the man is weak.”

Jesse Lee Peterson Claims 'Redskins' Controversy Is An Attack On 'Freedom,' 'White Business Owners'

Conservative talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson is calling on conservatives to buy Washington Redskins merchandise in order to stand up to Democrats as they “exploit a racial crisis” and try to “destroy successful and independent-minded, white business owners.”

In his WorldNetDaily column today, Peterson also warns that criticism of the NFL team’s name amounts to an attack on freedom itself: “Supporting the team and their owner, Dan Snyder, is supporting freedom.”

Harry Reid publicly slammed team owner Daniel Snyder and said the Redskins name was “racist.” Barack Obama, who never misses an opportunity to exploit a racial crisis, said if he owned the team he would change the name.

This interference is not about eradicating racism. It’s about intimidation and control! Reid and the left want to destroy successful and independent-minded, white business owners by forcing them to comply with the tyrannical demands of this administration and fringe activist minority groups.



The left’s obsession with political correctness, power and control is causing Americans to lose their livelihoods and freedom.



When we don’t stand up and speak out against evil, we empower it. If they can ban the Redskins name and strip law-abiding Americans of their private and intellectual property rights, they can rob us of our individual rights as well.

Banning the Redskins name is an outrageous move influenced by a lawless administration. Supporting the team and their owner, Dan Snyder, is supporting freedom. Do the right thing, America!

You can support the Redskins’ brand by purchasing apparel directly from the team’s online pro-shop. Contact the Redskins and encourage them to stand their ground against this unsportsmanlike conduct!

Jesse Lee Peterson Calls For NFL Boycott Over Michael Sam's 'Mouth Kissing'

Conservative talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson is urging conservative Christians to boycott the NFL over Michael Sam’s “mouth kissing” and “abnormal behavior,” which he believes is “an attack on masculinity and the traditional family.”

Furious at “the disrespect and lack of judgment Michael Sam showed for families and children when he decided to pull that gross stunt on national TV,” Peterson told readers of his Sunday WorldNetDaily column that “if you’re still spending money on games, souvenirs and supporting the NFL brand and you call yourself a Christian, you’re a liar and the truth is not in you.”

He warned that Sam’s “abnormal,” “flamboyant homosexual lifestyle” will inevitably turn the US into a police state like North Korea.

Millions of American families were caught off-guard by the disturbing televised image of black football player Michael Sam and his “boyfriend,” Vito Cammisano, mouth kissing after the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam. The liberal press is celebrating Sam for being the first openly gay player in the NFL.

The world has become one upside-down place! Christians are being slammed while homosexuals are being lifted up. An example is the treatment of the Benham Brothers. David and Jason Benham were set to launch their new home-renovation show, “Flip It Forward,” on HGTV, but the show was yanked because of their pro-traditional marriage and pro-life views.



GLADD [sic] and other LGBT homosexual groups are using Michael Sam’s race and his sexuality to force black Americans and, by extension, all Americans to accept an abnormal lifestyle. This is not about tolerance or diversity – it’s an attack on masculinity and the traditional family.



Respect? Have the Miami Dolphins and the NFL lost their minds? What about the disrespect and lack of judgment Michael Sam showed for families and children when he decided to pull that gross stunt on national TV?

Michael Sam says he wants to be judged for his performance on the field, yet it’s clear his real passion is promoting his flamboyant homosexual lifestyle. Sam is hawking pro-gay, rainbow-colored “Stand with Sam” T-shirts and paraphernalia on his website.

He secretly inked a deal with Oprah Winfrey’s network to do a documentary about his “life” without notifying his new team. Thank God, as a result of the negative reaction from players, the documentary has now been postponed.

It’s not hateful for Dolphins player Don Jones to point out that Sam’s gay mouth kissing was “horrible”; it was spot on! The team’s overreaction is an attack on free speech, and it will have a chilling effect across the league. We expect this kind of assault on individual freedom in communist North Korea, not in the United States!

They want respect for their way of life, but they don’t want to respect our way of life. If they can kill free speech and silence these guys, they can silence you, too!

I don’t know how Christian men can watch the NFL after the league’s cavalier disregard for decency and after the punishment they’re dishing out to players who exercise their freedom of speech. If you’re still spending money on games, souvenirs and supporting the NFL brand and you call yourself a Christian, you’re a liar and the truth is not in you!

David Benham Loves Gays And Is Merely Trying To Fight The 'Evil That's Enslaving People'

If it had been our goal to "silence" David and Jason Benham when we first wrote our post exposing their anti-gay, anti-choice, and anti-Islam activism, we certainly did not do a very good job since they have now spent the last week appearing on dozens of radio and television programs explaining how they were supposedly the victims of some "demonic" agenda that is out to destroy them.

After spreading their 'we love gays, but they are controlled by Satan' worldview on just about any outlet that would have them, the Benhams' publicity campaign appears to finally be grinding to a halt, reducing them to appearing on programs hosted by vehemently anti-gay bigots like Bryan Fischer and crackpots like Jesse Lee Peterson, as they did yesterday where, once again, David tried to justify his anti-gay activism by asserting that he was merely standing up against the "evil that's enslaving people."

When Peterson commented that he admired the courage the Benham brothers had displayed in dealing with this controversy, David explained that the Bible says that the righteous are to be as bold as a lion and so, "if we have the Lord Jesus in our heart and we feel that there is wickedness or evil that's enslaving people like this agenda to silence in America that is hurting all kinds of people, not just Christians, then it's incumbent upon us as Christians to be bold as a lion and stand up against it":

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/20/14

  • Jesse Lee Peterson warns that "if conservative Christians don’t get a spine, we will lose America."
  • The Center for Immigration Studies says letting parents of children who are American citizens stay in the country would encourage undocumented immigrants to have more children who "would, inevitably, be poor and many of them illegitimate."
  • Michael Brown is outraged by Rand Paul's suggestion that the GOP agree to disagree on social issues in order to attract younger voters, saying "the fact that he is presently at or near the top of the Republican heap is downright scary."
  • Glenn Beck is being poisoned!
  • Finally, speaking of Beck, we guarantee you that he will continue to assert that White House press briefings are scripted even though everyone involved denies it and the local reporter who made the claim has retracted it and admitted that she made a mistake.

Peterson On Obama: 'I Definitely Am Convinced He Is The Son Of Satan'

Earlier this week, Jesse Lee Peterson appeared on World Ministries International's "Warning" television program where he revealed his belief that President Barack Obama is literally "the son of Satan."

Decrying the fact that a Judeo-Christian nation like America is under the leadership of a liar like Obama, Peterson declared that "I can't say that he is Satan, but I definitely am convinced he is the son of Satan."

When the host, Jonathan Hansen, asked Peterson if he believed that Obama was "a stereotype of the Antichrist," Peterson took it a step further, asserting that Obama might actually be the Antichrist.

"I've never seen anyone convince or seduce a nation," Peterson said, "in the way that I've seen Obama seduce America within the last five years now."

If Obama is not the Antichrist, Peterson said, he is, at most, "one step away" from being the Antichrist:

Allen West Will 'Definitely' Run For Office Again In 2016

Allen West appeared on Jesse Lee Peterson's radio program yesterday where he vowed that he will "definitely" make another run for public office.

Claiming that he lost his re-election bid in 2012 because Democrats and Republicans conspired to remove him from office because they knew he was "a threat to us and our business as usual way of ruining this great country," West took pride in being a target and declared that he was not going away.

When Peterson asked West if he had any plans to run for office again in the future, West responded that "oh yeah, I will definitely come back ... In the 2016 cycle, we'll look to getting back in and running myself. Whatever God would have me do":

Peterson: Obama & Oprah Winfrey Incite 'Blacks To Attack Whites'

Conservative Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson knows who to blame for the “knockout game,” the latest fictional crime wave to catch the imagination of the right-wing media. President Obama and Oprah Winfrey, writes Peterson, are “encouraging these blacks to attack whites” and inflaming “black thugs [to] attack unsuspecting whites.”

In a WorldNetDaily column on Friday, Peterson writes that Obama and Winfrey use “racial demagoguery” and “race baiting” to “encourage division and hatred between races,” and are therefore to blame for the much-hyped “knockout game.”

OBAMA, OPRAH, MEDIA TO BLAME FOR BLACK MOBS

Did you ever imagine that, in America, groups of black thugs would attack unsuspecting whites? Did you ever think the first black president and Oprah Winfrey would encourage division and hatred between races?

In today’s America, that’s the unfortunate reality.

In what many tamely call the “knockout game,” black teenagers target whites to attack them without provocation. The aim is to knock the victim unconscious with one blow. Man, woman, young or old – it doesn’t matter – these thugs do not care.



Hatred for whites is reinforced and encouraged in black movies, hate-filled rap music and by black leaders: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, Barack Obama and even Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah recently stated that white opposition to Barack Obama was rooted in racism and that older whites “just have to die” for racism to diminish.

Oprah has made billions of dollars thanks to white people who watch her shows and buy products she endorses. For her to smear millions of whites as “racist” without proof is despicable.

Her race baiting is akin to Obama accusing the white Cambridge, Mass., police officers of “acting stupidly.” Or when Obama weighed in after the Trayvon Martin shooting and said to highlight the racial factor: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Shameful!

This type of racial demagoguery coming from influential blacks fuels anger toward whites and the judicial system – this is what is encouraging these blacks to attack whites.

Jesse Lee Peterson: March On Washington Anniversary 'Looked Like A Ku Klux Klan Rally'

Conservative activist and Fox News contributor Jesse Lee Peterson is angry about the growing political clout of African Americans and women, and he believes President Obama, Al Sharpton, Jamie Fox and Oprah Winfrey used the official commemoration of 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom to spread anti-white racism and socialism. Never mind that the original March on Washington called for “a national minimum wage act” and “a massive federal program to train and place all unemployed workers” in jobs [PDF]: Peterson accused Obama of twisting the message of the original march by “call[ing] for a minimum wage increase” and pushing “socialist ideas.”

”[T]he 50th anniversary commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic march and speech looked like a Ku Klux Klan rally!”

Peterson writes in WorldNetDaily that speakers at the commemorative event “whine about the need for ‘justice’ for blacks while continuing to pervert the civil rights struggle by equating it to current efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, pass amnesty for illegal aliens and degrade the Second Amendment.”

“It was an outright attempt to rewrite history – and use King’s name to advance an anti-American political agenda,” Peterson said. “We now have a full-fledged racist, socialist president in the White House.”

He also attacked march organizers for supposedly excluding Republican speakers, even though Republican leaders were invited to speak but declined.

Most blacks have lost the moral authority to claim the mantle of civil rights because they refuse to stand for what is right.

As an example, the 50th anniversary commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic march and speech looked like a Ku Klux Klan rally!

Al Sharpton, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and others whined about the need for “justice” for blacks while continuing to pervert the civil rights struggle by equating it to current efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, pass amnesty for illegal aliens and degrade the Second Amendment.

But these malcontents were simply the opening act for Barack Obama – or, as I refer to him, the “Fallen Messiah.”

In his address, Obama, flanked by members of the King family, shamelessly said, “We would dishonor the memory of Dr. King and other heroes to suggest that the work of this nation is complete …” He then attacked Republicans who want to preserve voter integrity at the polls. Obama said we have to fight back against those who want to “erect new barriers to the vote …”

Obama also cited how black unemployment has remained twice as high as white unemployment and that the gap in wealth between the races has grown. He left out that things are far worse since he’s become president! He called for a minimum wage increase and for higher taxes on the wealthy. It was clear that Obama’s address was not about acknowledging the great strides America has made. His speech was about using the platform to sew dissatisfaction and help usher in his socialist ideas.

There were no black or white Republican speakers. As if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could have been passed without the GOP! This was not a commemoration of the spirit of MLK’s march. It was an outright attempt to rewrite history – and use King’s name to advance an anti-American political agenda.



As a result of the absence and weakness of black men, blacks have allowed every ungodly thing to influence their communities. We literally see hell on earth in places like Detroit, Newark, Chicago and New Orleans.

The negative attitude most blacks hold is antithetical to the Christian message of love and forgiveness delivered by MLK. Yes, blacks have indeed lost the moral authority to claim the mantle of civil rights because they refuse to stand for what is right. The 90 percent of blacks who helped elect Obama have little in common with MLK.

We now have a full-fledged racist, socialist president in the White House. Obama is no different than Jeremiah Wright Jr., Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton – he’s just more polished and better at hiding who he is.

Throughout American history, whites have played a significant role in helping blacks secure freedom and equality. We can no longer relinquish the civil rights mantle to liberal racist blacks. It’s time to take back our country and confront black racism head on, but it will take both whites and freethinking blacks, standing together once again, to get it done.

Jesse Lee Peterson: Pull Kids Out of California Schools to Protest Transgender Students

Jesse Lee Peterson is calling on California parents to withdraw their “normal children” from public schools to protest a new education law protecting the rights of transgender students. Peterson, a California-based Tea Party and anti-immigrant activist, says in a press release today that “decent parents” should “boycott and pull their kids out” of school so they do “not have to endure this type of confusion and psychological trauma” and “indoctrination.”

“This is an outrage and an attack on the conscience of impressionable children and their parents,” said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny). “Parents who have the misfortune of having their kids in California public schools should boycott and pull their kids out. Normal children should not have to endure this type of confusion and psychological trauma.”



“Shame of Jerry Brown and California Democrats!” said Rev. Peterson. “AB 1266 will not stop bullying. It will subject these transgender students to more ridicule in locker rooms and bring on lawsuits. Governor Brown signed this bill on the first day of school knowing that decent parents who object to this type of indoctrination would be left with few options. It’s time to stop social experimenting on children—and it’s time to exit failing public schools!”

Jesse Lee Peterson: The Civil Rights Act Didn't Do Enough To Protect White People

African-American conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson has become a darling of the Tea Party, most recently serving as a featured speaker at an anti-immigrant rally in DC last month. Peterson offers up far-right commentary on issues from gay marriage to immigration, but his specialty is insisting to mostly-white crowds that racism against people of color no longer exists and that African Americans in general, and President Obama in particular, are the real racists.

In a long interview with the Los Angeles Times today, Peterson goes into detail about what he sees as the scourge of “black racism,” kicking off the conversation by insisting “most black Americans are suffering not because of racism but lack of moral character” and going from there.

The problem with the Civil Rights Act of 1965, Peterson tells the Times, is that it didn’t “protect white folks” against “black racism”: “If they had just changed it so the same laws that protected white folks would protect black people and left us alone, things would be much better today.”

“Not all but most black people are so racist toward white people,” he added.

Asked about racist attacks on President Obama – like images of the president growing watermelons on the White House lawn  — Peterson replied, “If they're just doing it to have some fun, I don't see anything wrong with it….It's known that — not all — but black people love watermelons. It's not a put-down. “

Growing up you worked the same land where your ancestors were once enslaved. Didn't you experience racism there?

I did — colored-only signs, white-only signs. In the movie theater, blacks had to sit in the balcony. I was fine with that because we had a better view! I saw they were wrong, but we were taught not to hate. And we knew white people who weren't doing those things.

Now, not all but most black people are so racist toward white people. And white Americans are afraid if they say the wrong thing, they'll be accused of being racist.

The founding documents of this country didn't consider you or me to be fully legal beings.

At one point there was definitely racism from white America, but that started to change over the last 40 or 50 years. White people realized, yeah, this did exist, we're sorry, we're going to [institute] stuff to help blacks get themselves together. They passed laws against white racism, but the problem is they have not had an honest dialogue about black racism.

Wasn't the Civil Rights Act the right thing to do?

If they had just changed it so the same laws that protected white folks would protect black people and left us alone, things would be much better today. Change the law, then get out of the way of people coming together.

What do you think of President Obama?

I think he's the worst thing to ever happen to this country. He doesn't care about black people. He's selling them out for Hispanic votes. He cares more about homosexuals than he does about blacks. In healthcare and education — illegals have overpopulated public schools in South Central, and blacks are feeling pushed aside. They voted for Obama thinking he would be for them, and he's not.

The Internet is full of stuff about Obama growing watermelons on the White House lawn, or Michelle Obama posing for National Geographic. Isn't that racist?

It depends on the heart of the person doing it. If they're just doing it to have some fun, I don't see anything wrong with it. They did the same thing to Bush.

They didn't make fun of him because of his race.

They aren't making fun of Barack for being black either. It's known that — not all — but black people love watermelons. It's not a put-down. [Although] I'm sure you can find racists like the KKK who hate black people and will use something like that.

Elsewhere in the interview, Peterson addresses marriage equality (“Homosexuality is not about love or family or civil rights; it's about sex”) and his efforts at reparative therapy (“If they were to forgive their parents, then God will forgive them and remove that identity from them and they will be free”).

You endorse marriage. Gays have fought for marriage.

Same-sex marriage doesn't exist; there's no such thing in God's eyes. So-called same-sex marriage would destabilize society. Homosexuality is not about love or family or civil rights; it's about sex.

What do you say to gay people you counsel?

I tell them they were not born that way, that a spirit has made a home inside of them that came from some sort of trauma — maybe they were molested at an early age or had angry parents — and that if they were to forgive their parents, then God will forgive them and remove that identity from them and they will be free.

Jesse Lee Peterson: Immigration Advocates 'Trying to Appease the Hispanics' With Citizenship 'They Don't Want'

The New American, the online outlet of the John Birch Society, published an interview yesterday between two prominent attendees of last month’s anti-immigrant rally in DC, Jesse Lee Peterson and Stephen Broden.

Peterson, who calls himself a “proud member” of the John Birch Society, told Broden that the American dream is “fading” because pro-immigration elected officials are “trying to stay in power, so they’re trying to appease the Hispanics.”

And anyways, Peterson argued, undocumented immigrants don’t even want citizenship. “I even personally know some illegal aliens who have been here for a long time, Hispanics, and they don’t want amnesty, because they’re saying, ‘Oh, it’s gonna mess with our jobs,’ you know, at the car wash and places like that,” he said.

“It’s not that they love the illegals, they’re bringing them in because they know that a lot of these people will become Democrats, and that’s going to give them a path to power.”

What immigration reform is, the two agreed, is a “malicious” attempt to put African Americans under government control.

“What we’re perhaps looking at is a deliberate attempt to put them on the government dole,” said Broden. Peterson agreed: “Yes, sir, it’s to put them on the government, because you hook them to the government, then you can control them.”
 

Peterson: Barack and 'Angry Black Female' Michelle Obama Trying 'To Take Power Away From the White Man'

Jesse Lee Peterson is one of the right-wing extremists who helped organize this month’s “DC March for Jobs,” an anti-immigrant rally featuring Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Jeff Sessions, Rep. Mo Brooks and former Rep. Allen West that included the usual mix of racism and hyperbole.

As one of the key figures in the Black American Leadership Alliance, which staged the March for Jobs, Peterson has emerged as one of the nativists’ favorite critics of immigration reform.

In a speech to the conspiratorial, anti-Semitic John Birch Society last year, Peterson expanded on his claims that President Obama is racist and demonic, charging that “Barack Obama hates white Americans” and represents “evil.”

He also took issue with First Lady Michelle Obama: “We have an angry black female in control and if you want to know what an angry black female can do to you, go to the Post Office.”

Later, Peterson claimed the president “wants to take power away from the white man and give it to people who [want] handouts, with socialism mentalities.”

He encouraged the John Birch Society members to push back against Obama’s black “mission” against white people by acting like parents who sometimes have to punish rebellious children: “if you don’t stand up to your kids they will take over your household and they’ll put you out if you allow them to have their way.”

Peterson wasn’t just a speaker at the event. He also said he is a longtime member of the John Birch Society and considers the organization to be like family.

“Whenever I come to speak at the John Birch Society I feel like I am coming home to family,” Peterson said. “I am a proud member of the John Birch Society, I have been a member I’ve forgot how long.”

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/19/13

Black American Leadership Alliance Anti-Immigrant Rally Keeps on Adding Fringe Activists…and Senators

On Monday, a brand new group called the Black American Leadership Alliance (BALA) will be holding a march on the National Mall in opposition to a new immigration policy. Michelle Cottle at the Daily Beast today explains that BALA, far from being the grassroots group it claims to be, consists of “a dozen or so…seasoned activists who have long been conducting this same anti-immigration crusade by means of an evolving series of similar groups.” Last month, when BALA first emerged, we profiled some of its leaders and their deep connections to the anti-immigrant network stemming from white nationalist John Tanton.

As Cottle puts it: “As a result of the many links between BALA’s leaders and the Tanton network, hate-group watchdogs have expressed concern that the organization is merely the latest in a series of minority front groups providing anti-immigration extremists cover from charges of racism.” We wrote about the anti-immigrant movement’s persistent but largely unsuccessful attempts to drive a wedge between black and Latino communities in this 2011 report.

Unsurpisingly, anti-immigrant congressional leaders are jumping to associate themselves with BALA and take part in its rally. The speakers list so far includes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Iowa Rep. Steve King, former Rep. Allen West, and, somewhat ironically, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Also speaking at the event are some lesser-known African-American conservative activists, including Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who has said he thanks God for slavery, accused the NAACP of being “no different than the KKK” and frequently claims that President Obama is “racist” against white people. Joining him on the podium will be  radio host Kevin Jackson, who claims that feminists are waging “a war against beautiful women” and that President Obama “has taken America back into the 1960’s except now whites are enslaved to blacks.”

And we just noticed the addition of another fringe speaker to the list: Florida pastor O’Neal Dozier. Dozier made national headlines last year when, while serving as state chairman of Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign, he announced that Mitt Romney’s Mormonism would “taint the Republican Party.” A profile of Dozier by Mother Jones’ Adam Weinstein highlights some of the pastor’s worst anti-gay, anti-Islam rhetoric, dominionist rhetoric, which ultimately caused him to lose favor with the state's Republican establishment:

As Republicans courted him, Dozier continued to express some of his most extreme views. At a Reclaiming America convention in 2003, Dozier declared that "We should take control of every facet of society." He added that God was "100 percent for capital punishment. Oh, yeah, God knew some were going to slip through, a few innocent ones. He knew that. But you cannot have a society without capital punishment."

He reserved his greatest fervor for that "paramount of sins," homosexuality—which he declared was "something so nasty and disgusting that it makes God want to vomit."

In 2006, he declared war on a local Islamic group trying to build a mosque in the neighborhood. "One day," he intoned, "our grandchildren will live under the grips of sharia law. It's coming our way. Islam has a plan, a 20-year plan, to take over America from within. And they're doing it." The feds charged a charity that Dozier and local Republican activists had supported with swindling $3 million from Haitian immigrants. And Dozier started asking Florida judicial nominees if they were "God-fearing" and in favor of anti-sodomy laws. The GOP establishment began to sour on Dozier. By the summer of 2006, Crist and Jeb Bush had both dumped him.

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