The AP reports that "Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered the state to prepare new marriage licenses that do not include the names of county clerks in an attempt to protect the religious beliefs of Kim Davis and other local elected officials."
Franklin Graham announced that he has "resigned from the Republican Party and declared myself Independent" because of the GOP's failure to defund Planned Parenthood.
David Lane is no fan of secularism, as it has resulted in "Same-sex marriage imposed by judicial tyranny; The Constitution shredded by secularist elites; Red ink as far as the eye can see; The exaltation and normalization of Homosexuality; The Pledge of Allegiance forbidden; The moral collapse of the Boy Scouts of America; Christmas carols banned; The Ten Commandments stripped from public schools and federal buildings; America is drenched with porn."
Steve Deace makes a variety of predictions about what will happen in 2016. We'll be sure to check in a year from now to see how many he actually got correct.
Finally, Maggie Gallagher revealed that Donald Trump refused to sign a pledge to push for passage of the First Amendment Defense Act if elected president, but did say that he would not veto it if it was passed by Congress.
Phyllis Schlafly says that Donald Trump is the "last hope for America."
Mark Creech declares that "you can no more separate our nation’s form of government from the Christian religion than you can separate smoke from fire or water from ice."
David and Jason Benham know why liberals hate Christmas: "The fuss is all about Christ in Christmas. Satan hates Him, and so he makes war against anything that remotely resembles Him, especially those who profess to be His."
Finally, John Stemberger of the Florida Family Policy Council says that Ted Cruz has a likeability problem because "he has a little bit of a creepy way about him, the sound of his voice is very nasal, he's not pleasant to look at or to listen to."
Gun Owners of America says that if President Obama takes an executive action on gun background checks, he’ll be "following in the footsteps of other despots, including China's Mao, Italy’s Mussolini and Germany’s Adolf Hitler."
Apparently it is okay for right-wing journalists to grill GOP presidential candidates about the nuances of their theological beliefs.
Lee Duigon warns that "leftist schemes for Utopia inevitably involve lots of barbed wire, machine gun towers, re-education—they like to call it 'sensitivity training'—and piles of dead bodies."
Finally, Bryan Fischer argues that Christians and Muslims do not worship the same God because "the God of the Bible has a Son. The god of Islam does not." That standard would also seemingly disqualify Jews and Christians from believing in the same God, would it not?
Finally, Wayne Allyn Root is positively giddy about getting to speak at a Donald Trump campaign event: "There were only two speakers — Donald Trump and Wayne Allyn Root. I became the opening act for the man I believe is the next president of the United States. It was like opening for Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. This wasn’t a political rally… it was a rock concert!"
Franklin Graham says conservative Christians must "get out and vote" in 2016 and "elect candidates at all levels that most closely support biblical values and principles" because "this may be the most important election in our nation’s history."
Rafael Cruz, father of GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, will soon be releasing a new book "urging people of faith to get involved in politics," presumably by voting for his son.
Steve Deace has half-heartedly apologized for slamming Carly Fiorina for going "full vagina" during last night's GOP debate.
Finally, Linda Harvey says that Christians must continue to fight gay marriage: "It's a moral imperative to refuse to honor such immorality. Christians especially have not just a right, but a duty to our children and grandchildren to lawfully resist this deviance in America."
Walid Shoebat is every bit as reasonable as his son, Theodore: "No matter how often Americans count calories or endure Obama’s camel-faced wife saying that we ought to 'solve the epidemic of childhood obesity,' Americans know they are being hypocritical. The Hot Dog and Hamburger is the American idol while Michelle Ben Lying will always secretly be viewed by Americans as 'butt-ugly' and 'wholly stupid'."
Carl Jackson says that "Democrats have managed to keep their representation in Congress despite their high abortion rates by flooding urban areas with illegal aliens, refugees and ex-convicts."
Jason Jones and John Zmirak explain why "your secular liberal neighbor’s beliefs are completely incoherent. His mind is a mad scientist’s curiosity shop full of matter and anti-matter, which only avoids imploding into a black hole of gibbering madness because its compartment walls are sturdy, strong, and high."
Finally, FRC praises itself for its role in helping to repeal Houston's anti-discrimination ordinance:
Despite the fact that he's constantly saying the television is a dying medium, Glenn Beck is overjoyed that his network will now be carried by Verizon FIOS.
Jack Cashill says that "the White House and Muslim activists share few values, but they do share an enemy – traditional Judeo-Christian civilization. Anything they can do to undermine that civilization – making common sense a hate crime, for instance – they will do."
Finally, "Coach" Dave Daubenmire is pretty sure that it was his prayers and activism that got Kim Davis released from jail.
Ryan Anderson complains "that conservative Evangelicals have a harder time coming out against same-sex marriage today than gays, lesbians and transgenders have in coming out about their sexual preference or identity."
Jonathan Cahn warns that the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks are signs of "the Harbinger."
Ben Carson is threatening to quit the GOP if it plans to "subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite" by preventing Donald Trump from becoming the nominee.
Jennifer LeClaire laments that "we have not been faithful in enforcing the rule of God in this nation. We allowed prayer to be taken out of public schools. We allowed abortion to be legalized. We allowed same-sex marriage to become 'normal.' And now we are allowing the legalization of marijuana. God help us!"
A Kansas legislator is contemplating taking over as head of the right-wing Kansas Family Policy Council while keeping his position in the state legislature.
Finally, the Institute on the Constitution's Jake MacAulay says that "gun control measures ARE NOT law" and so "all those who try to enforce these lawless gun control measures should themselves be arrested and prosecuted."
Joe Messina says liberals are to blame for the terrorist attack in San Bernardino: "To all you Progressive 'Lefties' who love to blame everything on Conservatives, shame on you. YOU have the blood of 14 innocent murdered people on your hands. You have responsibility for the 21 wounded on your hands."
Russell Moore calls upon evangelicals to denouce Donald Trump's anti-Muslim bigotry. Yeah, that will happen.
We are not at all surprised to learn that the other people who post over at Theodore Shoebat's website are just as crazy as he is.
Sher Zieve explains that President Obama is pushing for gun control in order to make it easier for Islamists to kill Americans.
Finally, Laurie Higgins says that gay parents are to blame when other parents won't let their kids play together: "Homosexual activists will try to blame conservatives for the sadness children raised by homosexuals will feel when their friends cannot play at their homes. But the ultimate cause for their sadness will rest with the selfish decisions of homosexual adults who insist not only on embracing perversion as identity but also on acquiring children. No responsible parent ought to allow their young children to spend time in a home in which homoeroticism is affirmed."
The Republican National Committee, the party of the administration that was in charge on 9/11, declares that "President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democrat Party as a whole cannot be trusted to keep America safe from radical Islamic terrorists."
Dr. Steve Parson of Virginia, one of the African American pastors who endorsed Donald Trump last week, says that "my spirit bore witness with his spirit" and discovered that "inwardly, he’s a very humble person."
Matt Barber insists that Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear is not a Christian: "He is, much like Planned Parenthood, 'pro-death.' Peas in a pod."
Finally, Tom Tancredo wants the government to help people purchase guns: "To show we are serious about empowering 100 million citizens for self-defense, we should seriously consider subsidizing the purchase of firearms by low-income citizens. Terrorists and criminals already know how to obtain guns, so why not help the defenseless? If we can afford food stamps and housing subsidies, why not gun stamps to help urban citizens survive the next Islamist assault?"
In a shocking development, Ted Cruz's pastor says Cruz is "God’s man for this hour, for such a time as this ... The hand of God is on him, and if God’s people rise up, he will be the man."
In equally shocking news, Cruz fanboy Glenn Beck thinks that Cruz is the only candidate who really "has the gravitas" to be president.
Speaking of Beck, his pathological hatred of President Obama and his administration is growing more absurd by the day.
Some intelligent analysis from The Federalist: "Abortion Is The New Three-Fifths Compromise."
Finally, a classy bit of insight from Burt Prelutsky: "It’s as if the world suddenly underwent surgical reconstruction, as a result of which France wound up with the balls and America wound up with the a—hole."
Glenn Beck hopes to raise up an army of prayer warriors with his new "It's Time To Take Action" initiative.
Cliff Kincaid says the "Planned Parenthood killer was a deranged pothead."
Wise words from Judson Phillips: "Why are the Democrats the Party of Treason? It is simple. They prefer America’s enemies over Americans. "
BarbWire's Tami Jackson says Donald Trump "is God’s outside the box answer for a time such as this to take on the forces of hell and win."
Linda Harvey calls upon conservatives to "choose the most reliably pro-family candidate" because "the fondest dream of 'LGBT' activists is to force even Christians to bow the knee before them and honor these behaviors in the workplace, schools and public accommodations."
Finally, FRC prays that efforts to defund Planned Parenthood will not be derailed by last week's shooting: "May the American people not be fooled by the rhetorical tactics of abortion supporters! Rather, may Congress be all the more determined and succeed this week in stopping taxpayer funding of the nation’s largest abortion business! May God’s people lead the way!"
Ted Cruz is vowing to fill the Supreme Court with hardline right-wing justices if he becomes president.
E.W. Jackson says that Christians should not support Donald Trump because "Trump's love affair is with himself, not with God."
Ben Carson continues to alienate right-wing anti-choice activists.
Larry Tomczak says that while the shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado "was a nightmare, so too is the fact that every child has the 'right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness' yet scores are subject to domestic terrorism every day. "
Finally, Bryan Fischer declares that "liberalism, by definition, is kind of a mental disorder because you have to turn off your brain to believe half of what liberalism believes."
The Catholic League recognizes World AIDS Day: "[T]he real threat to gays comes from irrational gay activists and their equally irrational establishment allies."
Get ready for "Glenn Beck Presents: Christmas Cheer!," a one-night event where "Glenn shares some of his deepest feelings about the importance of family and service to others during this very important Christmas season."
Phyllis Schlafly says that she'll make a presidential endorsement soon and "it will be important because a lot of people seem to pay attention to what I say."
Franklin Graham has posted an open letter "to all lesbians, gays, bisexuals, & transgenders" to remind them that "God loves you and so do I."
Colorado state Rep. JoAnn Windholz blamed Planned Parenthood for the deadly shooting at one of its clinics: "The true instigator of this violence and all violence at any Planned Parenthood facility is Planned Parenthood themselves. Violence begets violence."
Finally, "Coach" Dave Daubenmire posted a video declaring that Planned Parenthood clinics are "the ultimate terrorists."
Glenn Beck had a very reasonable reaction to the annual Black Friday madness: "Tell me we are a culture that isn't destroying itself. Tell me that we are a country still worthy of God's protection."
We can now add Marco Rubio to the list of GOP presidential candidates who have participated in Christian nationalist David Lane's "Renewal Project" events.
Craige McMillan has some news for residents of Washington, D.C.: "Those who live and work in Washington, D.C., aren’t in America. D.C. is not a state. Residents can’t vote. The rest of us are required to pay taxes to meet your needs, which have become, shall we say, excessive. You don’t live in America. You live somewhere else."
Larry Klayman insists that Macro Rubio and Ted Cruz are both ineligible to be president.
Finally, Pamela Geller declares that "nothing has ever happened to the United States that is worse than the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama."
In his most recent video, Theodore Shoebat says that gays are "internal invaders, they are the enemy within."
Jan Markell supports Donald Trump's plan to monitor mosques: "We have an administration that will not confront Islam. So guys like Donald Trump are having to confront Islam. And my opinion is: I'm all for it, let's do it."
Mat Staver says Christians must be "prepared to suffer for Christ": "The homosexual lobby is forcing this agenda against people with deeply held religious beliefs, trying to crush Christian viewpoints and beliefs."
Gina Miller says that "Islam is a political-militant ideology born in Hell and authored by Satan himself. Allah certainly is Satan. Islam is one of his master stroke creations, leading millions to an eternity in Hell."
Finally, Mike Huckabee says that he would be willing to participate in a presidential debate hosted by Glenn Beck, which is interesting given that Beck hates Huckabee with a passion.
Liberty Counsel stands ready and willing to lead the fight in the War on Thanksgiving: "Liberty Counsel recognizes that Thanksgiving is a religious holiday. Despite society’s attempt to minimize religious expression and the Christ-centered focus of this holiday season. If your religious rights are being challenged this Thanksgiving Day, or Thanksgiving time, contact Liberty Counsel at 407-875-1776."
His scandals appear to have finally caught up with him, as Republican Sen. David Vitter lost his bid to become governor of Louisiana.
Alex McFarland says President Obama's Syrian refugee policy is "empowering and aiding and abetting terrorists -- this amounts to treason. It is borderline treasonous!"
Larry Klayman says there is only one hope for America: "The bottom line, dear and fellow patriots: If the Republicans do not act and fail to institute meaningful impeachment and conviction proceedings to legally remove the Muslim sympathizer in the White House before it is too late, then We the People should demand that those responsible, Republican House and Senate leaders themselves be impeached and convicted."
Finally, FRC's Peter Sprigg is not happy about companies adopting gay-friendly policies: "I'm not sure that all of these policies have been adopted because these companies think that it helps to operate their businesses better. I think it's more of a matter of bowing to political correctness and, in some cases, actually wanting to avoid the threat of being accused of bigotry. So, I question the sincerity of some of these policies."
Peter LaBarbera attacks Target for supporting the Equality Act or, as he refers to it, the "Criminalizing Christianity Act" or "Homosexual Superiority Act."
Bruce Engelman of Triumph Baptist Church is calling on "Christians across the globe to unite and to demand a public apology for the remarks that President Obama has made in Turkey, and elsewhere this week, denigrating evangelical Christians of all faiths and stripes."
A typically reasonable column from BarbWire's Gina Miller: "None of what Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) does makes sense, unless you realize that he is a tool of the devil. His motivation is to do the evil will of his spiritual father, who hates everything of God."
Matt Barber says the fact that the National Portrait Gallery is displaying a photo of transgender activist Sylvia Rivera "establishes once again how far America has fallen from grace, that we are a nation in rebellion against God."
Finally, Theodore Shoebat once again insists that gays must be put to death: "In the sodomite utopia, children, youths and young men would be raped; pederasty would be completely acceptable, and not only that, it would be mandatory. This is the truth and this is why the Bible says that sodomites are to be put to death. They are all evil and slaves to the darkness. Its not just Muslims that we should expose, but the sodomites."