On Monday’s edition of “Trunews,” End Times preacher Rick Wiles spoke with Tampa pastor Aubrey Shines, author of the book “Homosexuality? Things That The Media Won’t Tell You!,” about the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage.
Shines told Wiles that the marriage ruling will lead to massive anti-Christian persecution, which will in turn spark a movement of civil disobedience “that is going to go beyond what we saw back in the ‘60s.”
Wiles claimed that the U.S. has reached the point where federal agents will soon move to arrest pastors and seize church buildings, sparking a violent confrontation: “You’re going to see gunfire.”
“I don’t doubt it,” Shines said. He added that while “we’ll continue to utilize as much as even though it is trampled on, and that is, working within the confines of the law, but if we are forced to deal with these issues, make no mistake about it, America was born out of this idea where pastors left their pulpits to fight back a tyranny from England. I don’t believe that we’re just a few hundred years away from it that we could not see, unfortunately, things like that again, but if it needs be, I think people that have strong religious convictions as I and others do, we will be more than up for that task.”
WorldNetDaily provides us today with an update on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation into President Obama’s birth certificate, which apparently is still going strong despite a failure to release a piece of “universe-shattering” evidence that we were first promised in 2013. Arpaio’s chief investigator, Mike Zullo, tells WND that unspecified legal issues mean that this very important piece of evidence may not ever actually see “the light of day”:
What ever happened to the “universe-shattering” revelation promised by the sheriff’s lead investigator, Mike Zullo, in late 2013?
Reached by telephone, Zullo told WND in an interview his Cold Case Posse team commissioned by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office must resolve three legal issues before the new evidence can be revealed regarding the validity of the document posted online by the White House in 2011 as Obama’s birth certificate and a subsequent investigation of its origin.
“We’ve cleared two, and the last one is problematic,” Zullo said of the legal hurdles.
“If we can’t clear it, it may preclude this information from ever reaching the light of day. It may prevent me from ever disclosing what this is. But it does not mean we are not cultivating new evidence.”
Zullo, echoing Arpaio, expressed frustration that congressional Republicans have refused to publicly take up the birther battle. He revealed that he was hopeful after meeting with Florida Republican Rep. Jeff Miller in the U.S. Capitol, but that their agreements “evaporated.”
Arpaio told WND’s Aaron Klein in an interview broadcast Sunday on Klein’s radio show that he’s continuing to investigate the birth certificate, but “once again, nobody wants to look at it right now.”
“So it’s not my problem. I did my job,” said Arpaio, referring to attempts to pass on his evidence to Congress and federal authorities.
Zullo backs up Arpaio’s statement, noting the sheriff authorized him to travel to Washington, D.C., and meet with members of Congress. Zullo said lawmakers have told him they will not look into the matter or that they would be prevented from examining it if they tried.
Zullo said that on one occasion, he was accompanied by author and radio host Carl Gallups, who arranged a meeting with his congressman, Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
Zullo and Gallups, who has regularly discussed the Arpaio investigation on his weekly radio show, sat directly across from the congressman in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
“It was almost surreal being in that room discussing this very topic as Nancy Pelosi strutted by,” Zullo said.
The meeting went well, he said, and arrangements were made to move forward.
“Then, within a week, everything came to a halt and just evaporated,” said Zullo, who noted it wasn’t the only time that has happened.
To say that the Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide has sent Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver completely over the edge would be something of an understatement, as he has spent just about every radio program since it came down railing against its supposed illegitimacy while warning that God's judgment will soon befall this nation.
That trend continued today, as Staver again used the "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast to declare that he was ashamed for this nation after seeing the White House lit up in rainbow colors following the decision and warning that America cannot escape God's judgment.
"No nation in history can rebel against God and assume that it will continue to exist," Staver said. "It just simply won't happen. You have, as individuals, consequences to your actions and nations have consequences to their corporate actions as well. What just happened with regards to this opinion of marriage by five lawyers at the Supreme Court, an illegitimate decision as it is, and even then the Obama administration participating and celebrating sin is an act of defiance against our Creator and it will bring judgment upon our nation. Make no mistake about it."
After co-host Matt Barber declared that lighting up the White House in rainbow colors is "a harbinger of God's judgment" brought about by the "arrogance and haughtiness in celebration of the sin of Sodom," Staver declared that upon seeing it, he became ashamed to be an American.
"It's unprecedented in American history that the president of the United States would be so in-your-face immoral and impose that immorality and sin on the rest of the country," Staver said. "I wept when I saw that and thought about what a horrible example that is to the rest of the world. I just felt shameful to be an American at that point in time, that this is my country and look what my country has come to. The president of the United States has put the cloak of sin over the White House, the cloak of shame over the White House."
On his “Trunews” program this week, Rick Wiles declared that God will no longer protect Americans from attacks as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality, which he said turned the country into “the United Gay States of America.”
Wiles claimed that God told him that His marriage with the U.S. is over, since America was like a young bride who was “good in her youth but became an old whore in the end.” He recounted how God told him during a patriotic church service to “turn your back on the American flag in this church as a witness to this congregation that my covenant with America is over.”
“I bowed my head and I remained quiet,” Wiles recalled, “as the people verbally renewed their allegiance to the flag of modern Babylon, the United Gay States of America.”
“I heard the Lord say, ‘Very soon, great woe and travail shall come upon the American people and when they cry to me for help, I will turn my back on them as they turned their back on me, I will not answer their pleas for help,’” he said.
Wiles also had a few words for President Obama: “Without a doubt, Barack Obama is the most vile, wicked, evil man to gain power since Adolf Hitler. I believe he is demon-possessed. I also suspect that in the Kremlin, political intelligence and military officials are being briefed by Russian psychiatrists on Mr. Obama’s mental instability and the psychosis that is spreading quickly through American society.”
This led to a larger rant about how the U.S. has been overtaken by sex-worshiping barbarians who can only be stopped by Russia’s godly leaders.
“America is now a nuclear-armed rogue nation and the Russians must be alarmed that another Nazi empire has appeared on the planet led by sexually perverted madmen who have started wars and are fomenting revolutions around the world,” Wiles said. “Have you considered the possibility that the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has privately advised Mr. Putin and Russian generals that it is their Christian duty to destroy America in order to stop her sexual lewdness from infecting the rest of the world?”
After warning that Russia may obliterate the U.S., he claimed that “the barbarians have breached America’s walls of righteousness and America’s wall of righteousness have fallen down, the barbarians have entered the land, they have burned the word of the Lord and they have set up their idols to their sexual gods.”
Conservative pundit Pat Buchanan used his column today to praise Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who recently announced that she will not move a Ten Commandments monument off public land even though it was found unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court, explaining that she will exhaust the appeals process.
“Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and laws ignored in the name of conscience and a higher law,” Buchanan wrote. “Only this time, the rebellion is likely to arise from the right.”
Buchanan particularly focused on same-sex marriage, claiming that people who want to violate nondiscrimination laws are really no different than Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Rosa Parks is celebrated. But the pizza lady who said her Christian beliefs would not permit her to cater a same-sex wedding was declared a bigot,” Buchanan lamented. “[I]f cities, states or Congress enact laws that make it a crime not to rent to homosexuals, or to refuse services at celebrations of their unions, would not dissenting Christians stand on the same moral ground as Dr. King if they disobeyed those laws?”
Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and laws ignored in the name of conscience and a higher law.
Only this time, the rebellion is likely to arise from the right.
Certainly, Americans are no strangers to lawbreaking. What else was our revolution but a rebellion to overthrow the centuries-old rule and law of king and parliament, and establish our own?
Rosa Parks is celebrated. But the pizza lady who said her Christian beliefs would not permit her to cater a same-sex wedding was declared a bigot. And the LGBT crowd, crowing over its Supreme Court triumph, is writing legislation to make it a violation of federal civil rights law for that lady to refuse to cater that wedding.
But are people who celebrate the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village as the Mount Sinai moment of their movement really standing on solid ground to demand that we all respect the Obergefell decision as holy writ?
And if cities, states or Congress enact laws that make it a crime not to rent to homosexuals, or to refuse services at celebrations of their unions, would not dissenting Christians stand on the same moral ground as Dr. King if they disobeyed those laws?
If a family disagreed as broadly as we Americans do on issues so fundamental as right and wrong, good and evil, the family would fall apart, the couple would divorce, and the children would go their separate ways.
Something like that is happening in the country.
A secession of the heart has already taken place in America, and a secession, not of states, but of people from one another, caused by divisions on social, moral, cultural and political views and values, is taking place.
America is disuniting, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote 25 years ago.
And for those who, when young, rejected the views, values and laws of Eisenhower’s America, what makes them think that dissenting Americans in this post-Christian and anti-Christian era will accept their laws, beliefs, values?
In an interview yesterday with WorldNetDaily’s Radio America, Rep. Louie Gohmert once again pushed a debunked report alleging that ISIS set up a camp on America’s southern border, pointing to a Tom Clancy novel to claim that ISIS may be collaborating with drug cartels.
The Texas congressman said that Republicans shouldn’t have a problem picking up Latino voters since they love God and family, which of course are two things that Democrats hate.
However, Gohmert said that Republicans shouldn’t “disregard the rule of law” through immigration reform because such a move “makes us like the countries in Central America or Mexico that they’re fleeing.” A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, Gohmert said, may jeopardize the future of the Republic.
Gohmert also took the opportunity to attack President Obama for not being American enough.
“It may just be because our president doesn’t know enough about our history, I’m sure they didn’t teach it in Indonesia, but the fact is when he says ‘nobody has done more to secure the border than I have,’ or words to that effect, is simply not true,” Gohmert said. The congressman pointed to Woodrow Wilson’s Mexican Expedition, which almost brought the two countries to the brink of war as U.S. troops entered Mexico, as proof that “the border was secure” under Wilson’s administration.
“This administration not only encourages people to violate the law, our immigration law, but it violates the laws regularly themselves,” purported lawbreaking which he said “leads to the tens of thousands of crimes that occur in the United States.”
Yesterday on “Washington Watch,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins fielded a call from a listener who was responding to a segment about the purported harms of same-sex marriage by wondering why the government just doesn’t get out of the marriage business altogether. Perkins responded that the government must play a role in order to foster the wellbeing of children. The legalization of same-sex marriage, Perkins warned, will “exacerbate” societal problems like mass incarceration.
“Government has a vested interested in seeing those children grow up with a mother and a father,” Perkins said. “Now they’ve changed that policy, obviously, with this and we’re going to suffer the social consequences as a result.
“When you look at, for instance, our prison system today, and there’s a lot of effort, some of which I’m involved in, prison reform to try to scale back the prison population which is getting out of control, but 70 percent of most of the men in the prison have had little or no interaction with a father in their life. That’s why you saw about a decade and a half ago fatherhood initiatives. There is a direct correlation between increased social costs and the breakup of the family and this will only exacerbate that situation and take us further down this path.”
Earlier in the program, Perkins lamented that “logic, reason, history, social science, anthropology means nothing any more” to the Supreme Court justices who sided with marriage equality advocates last month. “If you read the majority opinion of the five judges, they discounted history, they discounted anthropology, they discounted the social sciences and reason to come to this decision.”
Perkins alleged that since the justices “ignored the Constitution” when they “trampled marriage and our First Amendment freedom of religion,” they will soon go after the freedom of speech and gun rights.
“Speech will not be far behind,” Perkins said. “And for my Second Amendment friends, and believe me I’m an ardent Second Amendment defender, that’s not going to be far behind either.”
Last week, Glenn Beck became enamored with a group of anti-gay black Religious Right activists who were vowing never to accept the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. Beck arranged to have one of the leaders of this group, Michigan-based anti-gay activist Stacy Swimp, appear on his radio program today, even though Beck himself is off the air for the month due to health reasons.
That left Beck's co-hosts, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere, to interview Swimp and listen to him ramble on about how the "LGBT gestapo" is out to destroy the religious freedoms of Christians in America by allowing men to walk about "in bottomless pants" while subjecting their adopted children to unnecessary hormone therapy all in an effort to collapse Western Civilization.
"This is not even just about so-called gay marriage," Swimp said. "This is about an immoral revolution. Look at what they're doing, they're trying to superimpose it in our schools. Did you hear about the case in California, and this is not uncommon, where homosexuals who have been allowed to adopt children ... are taking them to get hormone shots because they're saying that this pre-adolescent wants to be of a different gender and so they're trying to stop the natural genetical [sic] process of this minor that they have custody of? This is what's happening, so this is getting to a point now where they're literally trying to collapse our Western Civilization. This is a moral, supernatural, spiritual thing that's manifesting itself in the political realm, in the social realm, in the cultural realm and if people like you and I and those of us who can see it don't do anything about it, I'm telling you, we're going to look up and we're going to have boys going to the girls' bathroom ... We're going to have men walking around in bottomless pants."
While Gray and Burguiere couldn't help but laugh at Swimp's parade of horribles, Swimp continued to warn that soon churches won't even be allowed to preach that homosexuality is a sin.
"Anytime that you have so-called gay rights being backed up by an expansion of government," he said, "what happens is you have a decrease of religious rights or religious freedom or religious conscious rights of Christian Americans. So beware, beware, and resist, resist, resist."
Televangelist and "Holy Laughter" preacher Rodney Howard-Browne is once again holding a week-long revival meeting in Washington, D.C., called "Celebrate America," featuring Religious Right activists and Republican members of Congress.
Rep. Trent Franks spoke last night through an interpreter to a largely Hispanic audience, begging them to elect more Christians to office because the purpose of the Constitution and the United States is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
"If America is to be saved, she will be saved by those who have been saved," the Arizona Republican said. "I'm crying out to you the best way I know how as someone who is in the seat of power in the United States Congress, please send more people that hold Christ in their hearts to the Congress."
Franks went on to say that the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide "was lost years earlier when we elected presidents that would appoint people who had no respect for the United States Constitution."
"Today, there are four people on the United States Supreme Court that revere the Constitution," he said. "There are four the revile it and there's one that doesn't know his name half of the time."
The Constitution now hangs by a thread, Franks warned, and if it falls "the greatest Gospel outreach the world has ever known will be gone" and that is why the audience must "do everything that you possibly can to make sure that the leaders in Washington are leaders that honor God."
Speaking at a Georgia church’s Independence Day celebration, Mike Huckabee warned a that the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision will soon cause the U.S. to face God’s judgment.
“1975, the wife of evangelist Billy Graham said that ‘if God does not bring his judgment upon this land, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah,’” Huckabee said. “She said that 40 years ago. What would she say today if she was still alive? When the Supreme Court just two weeks ago, or as I call them, the Extreme Court, made the most radical decision when it comes to the definition of marriage, it truly was a remarkable day in which they did not vote for equality of something, they voted for the redefinition of something.”
After criticizing President Obama for his stance on same-sex marriage, Huckabee said that people must defy the court’s decision with the same courage as the nation’s founders, adding that “the courts of man can no more suspend the definition and law of marriage than it could suspend the law of gravity.”
Huckabee ended his remarks by claiming that America may “go down the tubes” unless it decides to “reject the lost vision of secularism.”
“We’re not going to stand by and let the Extreme Court completely change the definition of family,” Huckabee said.
During a Fourth of July celebration at the Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia, Ted Cruz lambasted the Supreme Court for its recent ruling on marriage equality.
Cruz hoped, however, that the court’s decision would prompt a massive backlash, in remarks posted by the conservative website Red Kudzu: “It is my hope that that marriage decision serves as a spark to start a fire that becomes a raging inferno and an awakening that sweeps this country as the body of Christ rise up to defend the values that have built America into this great nation that we are.”
He also noted that many Republican politicians responded to the decision by “publicly issuing critical statements and privately going in the backroom popping champagne and celebrating.”
Milwaukee County sheriff and Tea Party hero David Clarke has a new radio show on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network, and naturally used the July 4th episode to explain how the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling was just the sort of thing that inspired the Declaration of Independence and so should inspire a new “revolution” complete with “pitchforks and torches.”
“If you call yourself an American, then you have to start a revolution in this country after what happened last week at the United States Supreme Court,” Clarke told his listeners. “If you believe in the concept of self-rule, representative democracy, limited government, then you have no choice at the very least to be part of a revolution that’s going to be necessary to get this country back.”
“Yes, pitchforks and torches,” he insisted, explaining that Washignton can’t be fixed so “you have to deconstruct it.”
Clarke went on to explain the various ways in which he believes that President Obama and the Supreme Court are embodying complaints found in the Declaration of Independent, including “imposing Taxes on us without our Consent” (“when John Roberts said that Obamacare was a tax, he imposed a tax on us without our consent”); “declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever” (the marriage equality ruling); “abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province” (Obama’s executive action on immigration); and “excit[ing] domestic insurrections amongst us” (the gay marriage decision, the “fictitious war on women” and “pitting blacks against whites, pitting the rich against the poor”).
“King Obama,” he said, ignored the 2014 election results, and now it’s time for revolution, which he explained should start by defending businesses that discriminate against gay people.
“The next time in your state the federal government tries to put a church or a bakery or a pizza place out of business because they want to live by their religious conviction,” he said, “when I talk about pitchforks and torches, you need to get down there, surround that business and dare the federal government to come in and close it. That’s the revolution I’m talking about, it has to start in the states.”
On Tuesday, right-wing radio host Michael Savage found some “good news” in the Army’s decision to cut 40,000 troops. Savage said that the troops “will make for a very nice militia should the government try to use the sorority’s troops against the population. There are a lot of guys trained in a lot of things who are going to be released back into the population who can certainly form an active opposition to a fascistic government should it ever emerge in this country.” (Savage regularly refers to President Obama’s female advisers as “the sorority”).
He went on to say that the appearance of such a government is quite “possible under this goofball madman in the outhouse.”
In fact, it was just last week that Savage claimed that Obama and Pope Francis are both players in “the emergence of a worldwide Marxist dictatorship in the United States and the World,” alleging that the two men were picked for their positions by secretive forces.
Right-wing radio host Michael Savage joined other conservative pundits on Tuesday in blaming San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” policy for the murder of a woman by an undocumented immigrant, which he then used to warn of impending government violence against Christians and veterans.
He predicted that once President Obama incites a civil war by overloading the nation’s welfare system, liberals will employ “illegal alien gangs” as their “army.”
“It’s all well and good, the welfare state, until you can’t afford it anymore,” Savage said. “And guess what happens then? The country collapses. And guess what happens then? Exactly what the government wants, which is civil war and insurrection. And guess what happens then? There’s martial law and autocratic control. And guess what happens then? There are internment camps.”
He said that while the government will only “come for the returning war veterans” and “come for the Christians,” liberals will feel protected with the knowledge that they “have the army of the night behind you, and who is the army of the night? It’s the illegal alien gangs that you have behind you, it’s those who burned the city to the ground in Baltimore behind you, that’s who you have, those are your armies, you think we don’t know it? We understand your entire plan, we understand why you feel protected, we understand why you let a murder like this go unindicted, we understand all of this.”
Savage also railed against gays and lesbians, along with Democratic officials, linking them to murder.
“This is what liberalism brings you,” Savage said. “Insanity and murder and death and disease.”
Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media is part of the small cadre of conservative activists who have been trying in vain for years to focus media attention on President Obama’s childhood family friend Frank Marshall Davis, whom they claim mentored him into a communist worldview.
Kincaid brought his case once again yesterday to Frank Gaffney’s “Secure Freedom Radio” podcast, where the two discussed the theory that the president is, in Gaffney’s words, a “Manchurian candidate” infiltrating the White House.
Kincaid cautioned that Davis didn’t just coach Obama in “fighting the capitalists,” he also taught him “cultural Marxism.” Davis, he explained, was a “pedophile” and pornographer (Davis reportedly wrote a risqué book called “Sex Rebel”), the influence of which can be seen in such Obama administration horrors as a an Army general introducing his husband at a Pentagon gay pride event.
“This is a guy, Davis,” Kincaid said, “who was basically Obama’s mentor for seven to eight years of his life before he went off to college, and I think he had the major influence over our president, not only in economic terms — many people think of Marxism as just an economic theory, in terms of inequality, fighting the capitalists and all the rest of it, which is a hallmark of Obama — but also in terms of cultural Marxism. Because many people forget that Davis was also a pedophile, we have the evidence of that, he wrote pornographic books.”
“And we see that in Obama’s cultural policies,” he continued, “where during the Pentagon gay pride ceremony this year, Frank, you actually had a Pentagon general, a male general, get up there in front of an audience in the Pentagon and introduce his husband, and a transgendered Pentagon employee looked on. Well, needless to say, since then we’ve had the gay marriage decision, the White House has been lighted up in rainbow colors. We’ve seen a cultural collapse in this country that is even more serious than Obama’s imprint on our economic debacle and policies.”
Gaffney added that there are also “national security sort of overtones” to such displays of LGBT pride.
Ted Nugent, the conservative musician and NRA board member, is a big fan of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant tirades, which comes as no surprise as Nugent once advocated shooting immigrants who cross the Southern border.
“Donald Trump should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest and straight-forward manner,” Nugent wrote in WorldNetDaily today. “Carry on, Mr. Trump. Unless you are taking flak, you’re not over the target.”
Nugent added that Republicans are finished if they don’t embrace Trump’s message on immigration: “And for the record, I dare anybody to show me one word from Trump that isn’t accurate. What sort of denial gagged liar denies that our country is being invaded by drugrunners, murderers and rapists? What sort of denial gagged liar could possibly believe Trump meant legal immigrants? GOP, your very existence is on the line here. Show some honesty or you’re done.”
Donald Trump is running strong in the early polls because Americans are fed up with the political status quo, especially from left-leaning GOP Fedzillacrats who want to feed us cow dung while telling us it’s a cheeseburger.
Our forefathers wouldn’t recognize the political labyrinth our professional politicians have created. The very things our forefathers warned us not to do as it pertains to embracing a centralized, powerful federal government is the very cliff our professional politicians have steered the Goodship America straight off of.
And Donald Trump is a mess?
Donald Trump’s message sings to Americans because he doesn’t play politically correct brain-dead games. He calls them like he sees them. That’s refreshing to millions of Americans who believe political correctness is a public cancer that has eroded free speech and everything else good about America.
Those who condemn Donald Trump for refusing to use cowardly, politically correct words would be wise to remember the words of Harry Truman who said, “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
Instead of being condemned and lampooned by the likes of Ari Fleischer and his ilk, Donald Trump should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest and straight-forward manner.
If you want to watch a real political train wreck, witness a real mess in progress, you need look no further than the professional politicians who have borrowed and spent this country into oblivion. Trump that if you dare.
Carry on, Mr. Trump. Unless you are taking flak, you’re not over the target.
And for the record, I dare anybody to show me one word from Trump that isn’t accurate. What sort of denial gagged liar denies that our country is being invaded by drugrunners, murderers and rapists? What sort of denial gagged liar could possibly believe Trump meant legal immigrants?
GOP, your very existence is on the line here. Show some honesty or you’re done.
Former House GOP leader Tom DeLay recently announced that he had uncovered a secret Justice Department memo, which he has yet to publish for the public to see, that details a plan to legalize sex with children and animals in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down bans on same-sex marriage.
On the Tuesday edition of “Trunews,” End Times prophet Rick Wiles pointed to this totally real memo as proof that the “synagogue of Satan” has taken over America.
“The church does not comprehend the depth, scope and intensity of the wave of raw evil that Hell is unleashing against us in 2015,” Wiles said. “If Tom DeLay is correct, and I believe he is telling the truth, then there truly is a tsunami of perversion and wicked sin coming to the United States and it will be exported to other nations through the muscle of the U.S. State Department, the military and Hollywood.”
Iowa Republican national committeewoman Tamara Scott, also the state director of Concerned Women for America and a lobbyist for The Family Leader, said on her radio program last week that the shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist gunman was not a “racial issue” but instead part of a “targeted assault” on Christianity exemplified by the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage. She also criticized efforts to remove the Confederate flag from state property, saying that the flag is a Benghazi-like “diversion” from the real things dividing America: the media, public schools and rappers.
“There really was no debate” about the flag, Atkins said, up until the “secular media” used it as a distraction from the fact that the shooting actually “happened because of a lack of Christian influence in society”
Scott agreed, saying that the real cultural problems that led to the shooting are “a media that relentlessly pit groups against each other, voters in the elections where they pit voters into blocs against each other, or the education system that consistently creates a class warfare and an envy system in their children at an early age, or rappers with their racist rants about rape and everything else. There are several things that are feeding into this, but it’s not a gun and it’s not a flag.”
She added that until the recent debate, younger generations primarily associated the Confederate flag with the TV show “Dukes of Hazzard”: “For them the flag was a symbol of affection for a fun show and some culture known in the South. The unfortunate thing is this discussion is now creating a divide and a dialogue that would have died out decades ago had we not brought it up again over this. We’re continuing a problem that was actually, literally dying out.”
The Confederate flag, she concluded, is “the same distraction that the supposed video tape was for Benghazi.”
Scott discussed the issue with Atkins again on Tuesday, when she guest hosted conservative talk radio host Jan Mickelson’s program:
Atkins told Scott about another incident at a mostly white church in South Carolina, where a man had entered with a gun while a number of his family members were worshipping, which Scott said “we don’t hear about” in the media “because it can’t be made into a racial issue.”
She repeated her point that the shooting in a black church by a gunman with white supremacist views who specifically stated his desire to start a race war wasn’t as much a “racial issue” as an attack on religion. The Charleston shooting, she said, is “being made into more of a racial issue than it was,” when the shooter “could have gone anywhere – mall, sporting event, anywhere — and shot a race of people, but this was in a house of worship.”
Atkins agreed, lamenting that the shooting has led to an effort to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds: “It’s gotten the issue off what the real issue was and put the focus on what the side issue was in this situation.”
“It’s not the presence of a confederate flag at a capitol,” Scott agreed, “it’s the absence of a Christian faith in a community.”
Scott then accused the Confederate flag’s critics of turning a symbol of “fun” into something divisive.
“Creating this stir about the flag now forces dialogue that I think had died out decades ago,” she said. “It starts the divide all over again in younger generations that otherwise would have had absolutely no ill feelings on this flag. For this generation that I know, it was a symbol of Dukes of Hazzard and fun and a culture of the South. So I hate this dialogue that has started that has created a new generation of divisiveness.”
Agreeing that the Confederate flag is “an issue that really was not an issue” until the current debate, Atkins warned that removing the flag from government property could set a precedent that threatens Christianity.
“It was a symbol that this individual used to promote his hatred toward a group of people,” he explained. “And if we’re not careful, what we’re going to see happen, you’ll take fringe groups like Westboro Baptist Church, who supposedly use the word of God to justify their hatred and animosity toward different groups, and if we’re not careful, groups like that will then in turn cause even the word of God to be used as a symbol of hate.”
On his radio broadcast today, Bryan Fischer onceagain called for America to implement Russian-style anti-gay "propaganda" laws and to ban the formation of gay-straight alliance clubs in high schools.
Just as advertising cigarettes to children is illegal, Fischer said, so too should we ban the spread of gay "propaganda."
"We ought to be doing exactly the same thing with homosexuality," he said. "That's what Russia is doing. You can't propagandize youth in Russia because they don't want the youth of Russia to grow up thinking this is a normal alternative to heterosexuality. And homosexuality is not even against the law in Russia, just like smoking is not against the law in America but we do the same thing; we do not allow the propagandizing of America's young to think that there is something glamorous and exciting and healthy about cigarette smoking."
"If we're going to be concerned across the board about human health, then we ought to have exactly the same concern for people that are considering going into the homosexual lifestyle," he continued. "Let's talk them out of it. Let's persuade them against it. Let's refuse to allow our young people to be propagandized in preschool, in kindergarten, in elementary school into thinking this behavior is normal. In teenagers, let's not let them be propagandized, let's not have gay-straight alliance clubs on our high school campuses."
Donald Trump found an ally in Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his notorious birther crusade back in 2012, and now the Republican presidential candidate will be joining forces with Arpaio once again, this time to justify his infamous remarks that Mexican immigrants are mostly gangsters and rapists.
Trump plans to deliver a speech in Phoenix this week on “illegal immigration and numerous other topics.” Dan Nowicki of the Arizona Republic notes that Arpaio and a local GOP leader will both be making appearances at the event.