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Perkins Recycles Debunked Planned Parenthood Smear

Sometimes you really have to wonder whether anyone on the Religious Right has ever used YouTube before. Last month, conservative news outlets including Fox News and groups like Concerned Women for America jumped on a LifeNews post which alleged that Planned Parenthood was promoting ways to cover-up domestic abuse. They were upset that back in August, a Planned Parenthood-affiliated Facebook page posted a video by a British anti-domestic violence group entitled “How to look your best the morning after”:

Even the author of the original LifeNews article admits that the video, made by the organization Refuge, is a shrewd message against domestic abuse, as towards the end the woman is confronted by her abuser returning home and ends with:

65% of women who suffer domestic violence keep it hidden.
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Using the video to attack Planned Parenthood was a bridge too far for one anti-choice blogger, who wrote that “the video is actually a clever, if chilling, parody opposed to covering up domestic abuse.”

But right-wing activists intentionally and flagrantly misrepresented the video, claiming that it was actually a pro-abuse video, while others like Concerned Women for America insisted that Planned Parenthood came up with the video’s title, “How to look your best the morning after.”

Of course, anyone who has used YouTube before knows that the account which uploaded video, not a Facebook page which simply shares it, creates the video title.

That brings us to today’s radio alert from Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, who unbelievably and almost comically claimed that Planned Parenthood promoted domestic abuse and gave the video its title.

Perkins: Planned Parenthood’s reputation isn’t the only thing taking a beating, so are its teenage followers. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. The abortion industry can cover anything up and their latest video proves it. In the footage, Planned Parenthood coaches girls on looking good after they’ve been physically abused. “I’ve had a bit of a rough time,” says a girl with bruises, “but I’m going to be doing a talk today on how to cover-up.” She shows teenagers how to use makeup to hide the assault. “If you’ve got some bruising,” she says with a choking motion, “you can always pull your hair down to the side or use a scarf.” The tape is from the UK but Planned Parenthood calls it, “How to look your best the morning after.” And this is the kind of education taxpayers are spending millions on? When Planned Parenthood’s not promoting violence against babies, they’re condoning it among teenagers. So if anything should be sporting cuts, it’s Planned Parenthood’s budget.

Seeing that the FRC also opposes the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, we are not at all surprised that it is now grossly misrepresenting an anti-violence video to call for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.

Erik Rush: 'Supernatural Evil' and 'Mind-Control' Behind Rise of the Left

WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush is out with another exposé on the left, this time arguing that liberals are pushing a “culture of death” and “deviance” in order to destroy America. But why? Rush explains that the left’s alleged depravity “has its roots in true supernatural evil” as their leaders are “influenced by malevolent forces.”

But Rush also warns that mind control is at work and leading to mass killings: “while I haven’t discounted the possibility of mind-control protocols having been employed on certain individuals lately, I believe it is altogether possible that some of the seemingly random violence we are witnessing may have its genesis in the influence to which I refer.”

Aside from the political and economic upheaval that is now taking place, aspects of the deleterious cultural transformation have become quite surreal. Transvestites, vulgarity, foul-mouthed children, promiscuity, criminality and other forms of sociopathy now permeate our broadcast airwaves. One needs but watch an hour or two of television at any period of the day to affirm this. In particular, the television programming targeting children and young adults is clearly calculated to engender moral ambivalence, narcissism, opportunism and predation. It was gratifying, if too long in coming, when this week Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow reported that “We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists.” One wonders why parents haven’t been screaming this from the rooftops for years.

The determination with which liberals are now advancing economic imprudence, immoderation, immorality, intolerance, racism and deviance simply boggles the mind. Even pedophilia is apparently on the table. This creates cognitive dissonance because it represents a culture of death (perhaps this also explains liberals’ affinity for Islam). Those who question the wisdom of this cultural descent are attacked as being bigoted, and these attacks – particularly against the religious – have become far more vicious.



I may be going out on a limb here, but given the experiences I have had – not my opinion – I firmly believe this exponentially rapid slide we are seeing has its roots in true supernatural evil, that which the spiritual and religious readily acknowledge but which many Americans have difficulty reconciling with the material world and current events. I know that this has become increasingly apparent to those who already hold such a worldview.

It’s easy for people to subscribe to the idea that powerful individuals or organizations are somehow aligned with evil, but more difficult to accept the idea that people in general – friends, relatives, neighbors, social-media trolls – are being directly influenced by malevolent forces. And while I haven’t discounted the possibility of mind-control protocols having been employed on certain individuals lately, I believe it is altogether possible that some of the seemingly random violence we are witnessing may have its genesis in the influence to which I refer.

Michele Bachmann Back on the Intelligence Committee, Still Spouting Conspiracy Theories

Last year, after Michele Bachmann launched a smear campaign against Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin and alleged that there had been “deep penetration” by the Muslim Brotherhood in high levels of government, People For the American Way launched a campaign to get Bachmann kicked out of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Intelligence Committee, she has special access to sensitive national security information, which probably shouldn’t be in the hands of a fear-mongering conspiracy theorist. But this week, Bachmann announced that she had been reassigned to the Intelligence Committee, despite the protests.

In light of the news, PFAW has revived its petition drive and the campaign has been covered by USA Today, the Huffington Post, and the Ed Show:

Back in July, we published a rundown of Bachmann’s worst conspiracy theories. Since then, she’s added to her repertoire, claiming that President Obama has “enforced Islamic speech codes here in the U.S.” and is intent on imposing Sharia law at home and abroad.

You can sign PFAW’s petition to remove Bachmann from the Intelligence Committee here.

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Michele Bachmann Back on the Intelligence Committee, Still Spouting Conspiracy Theories

Last year, after Michele Bachmann launched a smear campaign against Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin and alleged that there had been “deep penetration” by the Muslim Brotherhood in high levels of government, People For the American Way launched a campaign to get Bachmann kicked out of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Intelligence Committee, she has special access to sensitive national security information, which probably shouldn’t be in the hands of a fear-mongering conspiracy theorist. But this week, Bachmann announced that she had been reassigned to the Intelligence Committee, despite the protests.

In light of the news, PFAW has revived its petition drive and the campaign has been covered by USA Today, the Huffington Post, and the Ed Show:

Back in July, we published a rundown of Bachmann’s worst conspiracy theories. Since then, she’s added to her repertoire, claiming that President Obama has “enforced Islamic speech codes here in the U.S.” and is intent on imposing Sharia law at home and abroad.

You can sign PFAW’s petition to remove Bachmann from the Intelligence Committee here.

Shapiro: We Have to Stop Treating Liberal Groups with Civility

When Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News, Ben Shapiro, shows up on Glenn Beck's radio program to promote his new book, "Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans," what do you think they talk about?

Why, the need for "civility" of course!

Shapiro claimed that groups like Media Matters colluded with the White House in weekly meetings where they plotted strategy on how to destroy Beck by monitoring his program in order to find clips they could take out of context and then use to target his advertisers and ultimately drive him off the air.

"These are not pro-First Amendment people," said Shapiro. "These are not pro-free speech people. These are not pro-civility people. They're not civil and we have to stop treating them as though civility is going to win the day ... The moral high ground doesn't do us a lot of good when we're fighting people who are absolute thugs."

Shapiro justified his call to stop being civil with liberals on the grounds that there is some of a "Geneva Convention with regard to civility" whereby only those who abide by the convention deserve its protections. And since liberals basically operate like terrorists, they are not entitled to the convention's guarantees of civility; an idea that Beck thought was absolutely "profound":

Again, this was Glenn Beck and the Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News claiming that other people are uncivil and therefore undeserving of being treated with civility.

Petition: Remove Michele Bachmann from the House Intelligence Committee

Sign the petition to Speaker Boehner! Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann should be removed from her seat on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence after a series of irresponsible allegations against U.S. government employees.

Support These 3 Progressive Principles for the Next Fiscal Deal

Rep. Keith Ellison proposed some good principles for Congress to stick to.

Ted Nugent Calls on Gun Owners to Channel Rosa Parks

In an interview with WorldNetDaily published today, Ted Nugent said that gun owners will channel Rosa Parks and defy any future “anti-American” law prohibiting certain assault weapons. He told WND that measures to reduce gun violence emerge from a “subhuman culture” that is “infesting our government and society.”

“If it comes to the actual implementation of an actual confiscatory directive from our president, then I do believe that the heroes of the law enforcement will defy this order. I do believe that there are enough soulless sheep within our government who would act on such an illegal order but I believe the powers that be at the local, state, and regional law enforcement would halt such an illegal, anti-American order,” said Nugent.

Nugent continued, “You are talking to a guy who talks to more gun owners in more heated and concerned conversations than anyone who lives. These are top notch heroes of law enforcement and military who understand this experiment in self-government and we will not let it [gun confiscation] happen, we will do it peaceful.

“But there will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.”

Nugent has been a long-time champion and outspoken defender of the Constitution and Second Amendment. He told WND the media narrative after the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has been shameful.

“The shock and dismay and heartbreak, then just the specific gun issue, but there is a subculture, dare I say subhuman culture, infesting our government and society that would zone in on hardware and inanimate objects instead of people’s conduct and the justice systems failure,” he said.

He hammered the Obama administration for going after the constitutional right to bear arms, as he said, “The media and the government is hell-bent on convincing that water is dry and we should all reconsider our conclusions about the dampness of H20. These people are out of their cotton-picking minds and they scare Americans who are committed to logic, truth, and common-sense, and real solutions instead of the insanity that I witness from our government and media.

“If you were attempting to write an offensive script to a new ‘Planet of the Apes’ movie, I couldn’t come up with a dumber and [more] unbelievable insanity than our government and our media is perpetrating on the American public,” Nugent said.

Fischer: Natural Disasters are God's Spankings

As is his custom, Bryan Fischer began today's radio program with a reading and discussion from the Bible, in this case a passage from the book of Joel which Fischer said revealed that all natural disasters were sent by God in order to correct humanity just as parents have to spank disobedient children in order to teach them a lesson:

Tim Wildmon Exposes Obama's Devious Plan to Collapse the Economy

American Family Association president Tim Wildmon appears to be convinced that President Obama is planning to destroy the economy in order to create “some kind of national emergency or something” that will allow him to take absolute power.

Wildmon wrote a column last week attacking Obama for seeking to raise taxes on top earners and chided him for ignoring the Simpson-Bowles plan. Of course, that plan calls for steep tax increases.

Speaking to fellow AFA radio host Dan Celia today, Wildmon contended that Obama wants to “see the economy collapse on purpose.” Celia added that Obama is a “radical Marxist” who “is desperate for more social control and power.” He further revealed his economic expertise when he struggled to describe Keynesian economics as he clearly has no idea what Keynesian economics is.

Wildmon: I’m just throwing the questions out there because the actions of the President lead me to believe he may in fact see the economy collapse on purpose. To what end, I’m not sure exactly, maybe so he can do something at that point. Probably about three to five percent of the American public actually believes what I suggested here. Do you have any logical explanation? There is something a “legitimate” economic ideology that’s taught in even schools, called Keynesian, is that what it’s called, Keynesian economics. I guess more people would say that’s what he subscribes to rather than this idea of intentionally trying to bankrupt the country. How do you explain his actions or inactions with all this?

Celia: I don’t disagree with when you look at the fruit, that’s what you see. I think it could be also that this is someone who is desperate for more social control and more power. Obviously one way you get that, the way that radical Marxists—which I believe he is—history shows that once you get everybody standing in a breading, you can accomplish pretty much anything you want with false promises or false ideology.



Wildmon: I’m just going on the facts that President Obama, his actions and his inactions lead me to suspect that he doesn’t have a problem with our country going bankrupt because then he can do things that he wants to do because of some kind of national emergency or something.

Robertson Troubled that 'Hard-Nosed' and 'Slatternly' Women are Ruining Marriages

Televangelist Pat Robertson is dishing out more useful marital and family advice to 700 Club viewers, including one who asked how to rekindle the relationship between his parents. In a question to Robertson, “Maxim” said that he “noticed that there has been a change in my father’s behavior” as he “spends too much time at the computer playing a war game,” which is making his mom feel alone. After suggesting that Maxim bring his parents to a “romantic resort,” Robertson promptly blamed the mother.

“You know it may be your mom isn’t as sweet as you think she is, she may be hard-nosed,” Robertson said. “It’s easy to blame the mother.”

Robertson then recounted a story about how a fellow pastor told an “awful looking” woman who was upset that her husband started to drink, “Madam, if I was married to you I’d start to drink too.” He added that women can’t expect their husbands’ love if they are “slatternly looking.”

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God Miraculously Made a Pair Of Cindy Jacobs' Shoes Last for Years

On the most recent episode of "God Knows," Cindy Jacobs warned that the world was heading into a "season of shaking" and so people ought to start making preparations and stockpiling some provisions.  But Christians will not have much to worry about because God will provide for them supernaturally, just like how he has miraculously multiplied the dinners she has cooked and the oil she has used and also made a set of tires on her car and a pair shoes she owned last for years and years:

Scott Lively Warns 'Wedding Songs to Homosexual Marriage' are Responsible for Noah's Flood and End Times

Pastor Scott Lively yesterday in an interview with Sandy Rios of the American Family Association warned that homosexuality “is the issue of the End Times.” According to Lively, the advance of gay rights will lead to the persecution and killing of Christians like in the early days of the Church and is “another sign that I believe that we’re close to the end.”

He argued that “the last straw for God before He brought [Noah’s] Flood was when they started writing wedding songs to homosexual marriage” and said homosexuality “represents the outer extent of rebellion against Him in a society and the last thing that happens before wrath comes.”

Lively: We need to remember that in the time leading up to the Flood what the rabbis teach about the last straw for God before He brought the Flood was when they started writing wedding songs to homosexual marriage and Jesus said that you’ll know the End Times because it will be like the days of Noah. There’s never been a time in the history of the world since before the Flood when homosexual marriage has been open and celebrated, and that’s another sign that I believe that we’re close to the end.

Rios: You know Scott you’re talking to thousands of the people across the country and some of them are probably pastors. What would you say to pastors out there who are facing, you know they’ve come up with these issues, these issues have come across their knowledge, they can’t escape it, whether it’s domestic partnerships or its benefits for homosexuals or whatever and it’s hurdling toward gay marriage in every state, what would you say to them by way of preparing themselves and how they should respond?

Lively: It’s time to adopt an apostolic mentality as Christians and to look to Revelation. How did they prevail? They prevailed by the blood of the lamb, the word of their testimony, and I think is most important, they did not love their lives unto death. We’re entering into a time in which standing for the truth of God is going to cost you more than just a few people walking out of your congregation and the temptation to compromise with the world, especially on this issue. I think this is the issue of the End Times, homosexuality. It’s present, if you do a careful investigation of all the scriptures dealing with this from the beginning and all the way to the end, God is painting a very clear picture that this represents the outer extent of rebellion against Him in a society and the last thing that happens before wrath comes.

Gaffney Claims Hagel Acts Just Like 'Somebody Who is Actually an Iranian Agent'

Frank Gaffney appeared on The Janet Mefferd Show yesterday to warn that President Obama’s Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel is not only “a guy who cannot be all that concerned about the men and women in uniform” but also a “shill” for Iran. Gaffney, whose anti-Muslim activism is so extreme that it has even drawn the ire of many Republican groups, told Mefferd that Hagel is acting just like an Iranian spy.

“You couldn’t find a guy who has been more active in terms of promoting the interests of Iran at the expense of the United States than Chuck Hagel other than somebody who is actually an Iranian agent,” Gaffney said, “I’m not suggesting that he is, I don’t know, but I certainly think that’s the point of comparison here because it’s almost that full-throated.”

Mefferd: Obviously people have been talking about Chuck Hagel and his anti-Israel position; he also has a lot of interest in disarming us, doesn’t he?

Gaffney: He is a man who served in the military with distinction in Vietnam, by virtue of that I think many, including veterans groups, have been inclined to think he’ll be a formidable ally of the men and women in uniform. I think that’s anything but the case. To be frank about it, a guy who believes that you can further eviscerate the funding for the Defense Department suggests to me he’s a guy who cannot be all that concerned about the men and women in uniform because it ensures that they will not have the wherewithal that they require to protect us. That’s obviously not good for us but it isn’t going to be very safe or healthy for them either as they go into war without that kit.

Mefferd: Right and you would think that Iran getting excited about Chuck Hagel’s nomination would tip off a few people that this is probably not in the best interest of the United States to have Chuck Hagel in this job.

Gaffney: He’s earned the support of the Iranian regime. I have to say, over many years he has shilled for them it seems at just about every turn. He has objected to sanctions, I guess there have been one or two votes where he played along with it, but mostly he’s been objecting to it certainly since he left the Senate. He has categorically rejected the idea that we might have to use military force to prevent the sort of threat that I believe is now imminent in terms of a nuclear armed Iran. He has been exceedingly aggressive in promoting the idea that we need to engage with them on essentially whatever terms they demand. In other words, you couldn’t find a guy who has been more active in terms of promoting the interests of Iran at the expense of the United States than Chuck Hagel other than somebody who is actually an Iranian agent. I’m not suggesting that he is, I don’t know, but I certainly think that’s the point of comparison here because it’s almost that full-throated.

Hagee: Gay Marriage is Just 'Two Disturbed People Playing House'

On yesterday's weekly installment of "The Hagee Hotline," John Hagee responded to question from a viewer wondering if those who are not in God's favor are prevented from finding a husband or wife by saying the idea was nonsense because people are getting married all the time. 

But that doesn't mean that people are meeting the Bible's requirements for getting married, one of which is that the person they marry must be of the opposite sex because "anything else is two disturbed people playing house":

William Gheen Exposes Immigrant Plot to Collapse Economy, Break America Apart

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC president William Gheen stopped by Crosstalk on VCY America yesterday where he warned that undocumented immigrants are playing the long game in their supposed plan to destabilize the U.S. The anti-immigrant zealot maintained that undocumented immigrants want voting rights so they can form a powerful voting bloc that displaces conservative voters and forces taxpayers “to pay reparations” to them. Gheen predicts that such reparations are designed to bring about an economic collapse, which he says is all according to their plan to “become more separatist and say, ‘well we need to have these lands in the Southwest back’” and realize the Reconquista.

If they lift the current penalties against illegal immigrants, allowing them to stay even if Congress does not convey full citizenship rights, that will immediately become the next battle. They will get the voting rights and they will have enough—a new illegal alien voting bloc in this country, millions strong. You will have the Democrats, the Republicans and the illegal aliens, and they are going to probably displace somewhere around 6-9 million American conservative or center-right voters that will no longer matter in American politics. They will have enough people to do whatever they want, if they want higher taxes for you to pay reparations.

We believe there are three phases. The legalization phase, which we’re fighting against now, if we lose that battle the illegal immigrants and their supporters will move to the reparations phase, where they will demand every—they’re already receiving over 57 percent of the illegal immigrants from Mexico in the country are already receiving some form of welfare according to the Center for Immigration Studies—so then they’ll try to milk the system for everything that they feel they’re owed. Then once the United States government finally stops printing money or it collapses or whatever the end game may be to this financial fiasco that we’re witnessing on a weekly basis, then we think they’ll become more separatist and say, ‘well we need to have these lands in the Southwest back.’

He also asserted that the left will want President Obama to stay in office indefinitely: “We know very clearly that there is a cult of support out there for Obama that treats him like a deity, treats him like a black Jesus,” Gheen claimed. “They’re basically trying to get him to where he’s in office for forever more until the emperor wants to leave.

Gheen, who has floated the possibility of violence and even a coup to “remove [Obama] from office,” later told a caller that he recommends that people purchase a gun to defend themselves from immigrants…but “to stay cool here because the Department of Homeland Security would love to have an excuse for Janet Napolitano and Obama to do their thing on a larger scale.”

Caller: I tell you what, with the federal government lying to us constantly like this, is it any wonder that people are arming themselves en masse?

Gheen: Well that’s approaching a line that we don’t deal with, we basically deal with the lobbying and the elections but we have to acknowledge the frustration at this point. You know, we’re asking people to continue working in elections, continue lobbying Congress, continue to use the civic, civil, peaceful processes here, but we know that people are getting fed up out there because they’ve seen all of those systems corrupted to a point where they’re not working. Congress is getting asked to rubberstamp things that have already be done and from what we can tell what Obama’s doing is not very much different than what John McCain or George Bush would’ve done. So we’ve got a situation where the American people are feeling very cornered and un-empowered. I would just caution everybody to stay cool here because the Department of Homeland Security would love to have an excuse for Janet Napolitano and Obama to do their thing on a larger scale. So we’ve got to keep it politically focused, keep it civic minded. And what people need to do to take care and protect their own family and friends, especially since illegal immigrants with criminal records are being allowed to roam freely around the country harming our citizens, within the law I’ve actually come to the point where I’ve told people, if you’re law-abiding, if you’re one of the good people, I support gun ownership and now would be a good time to own one if you don’t already.

Dear Religious Right, This is What Intentional 'Misrepresentation' Looks Like

At this point, we don't really expect much from Bryan Fischer ... but still, some basic honesty would be nice.

On his radio program today, Fischer was discussing remarks Sen. Harry Reid delivered on the Senate floor last week blasting the failure by Congress, thanks to House Republicans, to pass a relief package for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  In his remarks, Reid noted that Congress passed legislation aiding victims of Hurricane Katrina within ten days back in 2005, while victims of Sandy have had to wait over two months for assistance.

But in Fischer's deluded world, Reid's remarks were "a damning indictment of [President] Obama's FEMA."

Fischer was fully aware that Reid was criticizing Congress for failing to appropriate the money that FEMA needs to carry out relief work but flagrantly misrepresented his statement to claim that Reid was admitting that when President Bush was in charge, Katrina victims received assistance within days, while Sandy victims under Obama have been forced to wait months:

The next time any Religious Right activist wants to complain that we "misrepresent" their views or take their statements "out of context," we'll just point them to this Fischer clip as an example of what real, actual intentional misrepresentation looks like.

Bryan Fischer Praises Scott Lively and Suggests his Critics are Satanically Inspired

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer yesterday on Focal Point defended his close ally Scott Lively, downplaying his work shaping Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and advocating for the imprisonment of gay people as simply giving “talks supporting natural marriage.” But Fischer, who shares Lively’s views on criminalizing LGBT status and blaming gays for the Holocaust, asserted that Lively “did the same kind of stuff over there that we do every day on Focal Point.” Fischer said the left seeks to “exterminate pro-family voices” and “want us to be destroyed,” which is interesting because the bill in Uganda makes the “promotion homosexuality” a crime.

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Later, Fischer also prayed on behalf of Lively and suggested that his critics are inspired by Satan, asking God to “send confusion into the camp of the Enemy.”

Matt Barber, Whose Idol Backed Segregation, Lectures Everyone Else about the Civil Rights Movement

Forgive us for not buying Liberty University law dean Matt Barber’s attempt to lecture everyone about the Civil Rights Movement in an attempt to smear gay rights advocates. Barber, who is also the Director of Cultural Affairs for Liberty Counsel, on The Janet Mefferd Show yesterday said it is “so offensive to me” and his many African American friends that “sexual anarchists” have “cynically co-opted and hijacked the language of the very, very noble civil rights movement and applied it to their disordered lifestyle.”

“The civil rights era, the true civil rights fight is pretty much over,” Barber later agued, rather astoundingly.

“So people want to be part of something bigger than themselves, they want to feel like they’re doing something important, so they cynically manipulate people and use the language of civil rights in order to dupe well-meaning young people into a cause that is contrary to freedom and facilities a lifestyle that is emotionally, spiritually destructive and doesn’t do society any good either.”

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Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else find it problematic that a person whose idol is Jerry Falwell, the founder of Liberty University, is now using the civil rights movement in a harangue against gay rights? Falwell was a fierce opponent of the Civil Rights Movement and a proponent of segregation.

He preached against Brown v. Board of Education, which banned racial segregation in public schools, telling his church, “When God has drawn a line of distinction, we should not attempt to cross that line. The true Negro does not want integration.”

Falwell kept his private Christian school segregated to help families avoid integration in public schools and opposed the Carter administration’s attempt to challenge the tax status of segregated schools. He also subscribed to the belief that black people were under “Noah’s curse on Ham” and argued that school “facilities should be separate.”

“If Chief Justice Warren and his associates had known God's word and had desired to do the Lord's will, I am quite confident that the 1954 decision would never have been made,” he said, warning that integration and interracial marriage will “destroy our race.”

Sound familiar?

He condemned the 1964 Civil Rights Act as a “civil wrong” and attacked movement leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., as “Communists” who sought to “bring about violence and bloodshed.” The televangelist even opposed sanctions against South Africa’s apartheid government and said that anti-Apartheid protests were “instigated primarily by Communist-sponsored people.”

Falwell’s rhetoric against the Civil Rights Movement are actually remarkably similar to Matt Barber’s own anti-gay diatribes, as Barber seemed to have taken a page from Falwell in warning that gay rights advocates are inspired by Karl Marx and that radicals “trying to impose a globalist, Communist structure” are the real culprits behind the gay rights movement. He claimed that “homosexual activism, undermining the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic and doing away with it, that is the ice breaker that breaks the ice so that the bigger Communist ships and the redistributionist ships.”

While surely Barber would distance himself from Falwell’s harsh condemnation of the Civil Rights Movement, he is not afraid to use the same harsh and demagogic rhetoric of the late televangelist in order to attack supporters of gay equality.

Glenn Beck Goes Galt: 'Hank Rearden is About to Pour Some Steel'

Last night on his television program, Glenn Beck announced that all this week he would be unveiling his modest plan to fundamentally revolutionize the world with something called "The American Dream Labs."

While making repeated references to "Galt's Gulch" and comparing his efforts to the things done by Thomas Edison and Walt Disney, Beck announced that his "dream labs" were working on ideas that will "blow your mind" by transforming everything from technology to education to agriculture to entertainment and even inventing new forms of energy.

And soon the people who laughed when Beck was kicked off of television "will beg for the time when I was only on an hour every day, five hours a week" because "Hank Rearden is about to pour some steel and it will fundamentally transform us" and finally make us worthy of calling ourselves Americans! 

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