Fighting the Right

Catholic League: We Are Like ISIS Victims!

As the Religious Right’s persecution complex goes into overdrive with the looming battles in the “War on Christmas,” several conservatives are now likening themselves to victims of ISIS.

Yesterday, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League continued that narrative when he unveiled a new billboard that draws a parallel between the experiences of Christians in America and those of Christians facing violent persecution in the Mideast:

Donohue said in a statement that the billboard will go up in Los Angeles because he wants to send a message to Hollywood: “No, the Hollywood moguls who disrespect Christians are not the same as radical Muslims who behead us, but both are full of hate. Moreover, both need to be challenged. Christians are fed up with the barbarians abroad and the bigots at home. It’s time all these bullies learned to practice the virtue of tolerance and the meaning of diversity.”

Most recently, Donohue decried secular groups as “cultural fascists” and criticized the inclusion of non-Christian religious holidays in New York public schools since “everyone knows” that “we are a Christian nation.”

GOP Rep: Obama Is 'Acting Like A Dictator'

Rep. Paul Broun, the outgoing Georgia Republican who will be succeeded by fellow ultraconservative Jody Hice, spoke to Greg Corombos of Radio America yesterday about the House GOP’s strategy to fight President Obama’s “illegal and unconstitutional” executive action on immigration policy.

Broun urged congressional Republicans to “stop this runaway, imperial presidency.”

“He’s acting like a dictator and it just must stop and Congress has the ability to do that. We have to reel this president in, he’s acting in a very unprecedented way,” he said.

In fact, Broun has been warning that the president will become a Nazi/Soviet-style dictator since before Obama even took office.

Daniel Lapin Blames 'Dark Pathology Of Liberalism' For Ferguson, Kristallnacht

On his television program last night, Glenn Beck interviewed Rabbi Daniel Lapin about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, which Lapin said was motivated by the same beliefs responsible for Kristallnacht, the infamous Night of Broken Glass during which Nazi paramilitary forces ransacked, looted, and destroyed Jewish homes and business.

"When the dark pathology of liberalism, not so much a doctrine as a sick and twisted pathology, manages to strip Judeo-Christian belief out of American society, congratulations guys, welcome to Ferguson," Lapin said. "You succeeded."

When Beck then asserted that the people behind the protests in Ferguson are the same people who were behind Occupy Wall Street, Lapin readily agreed.

"Same people, same beliefs, same nihilism, same delight in destruction," he said. "You know, it's Kristallnacht in Germany":

Ted Nugent Under False Impression That Obama Appointed Al Sharpton 'Race Czar'

NRA board member Ted Nugent, who is not exactly the most honest of activists or a unifying voice on race issues, told readers of his weekly WorldNetDaily column today that President Obama has appointed Rev. Al Sharpton to be his administration’s “race czar.”

Constantly catching our breath following one blow to the guts after another has become the new American mantra, but nothing could have prepared us for the president’s recent appointment of what may very well be the worst racist in the world today – his Reverend Al “not so” Sharpton.

Are you kidding me? This guy as some kind of race relations czar? Seriously?

And Al Gore is the expert on global warming, Michael “make stuff up as you go along” Moore will film the documentary, and I will edit the Lawrence Welk box set as soon as I hone up on my harpsichord jams.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Well, apparently you can make this stuff up, since “the president’s recent appointment” of Sharpton to be “some kind of race relations czar” never actually happened outside of Nugent’s fevered imagination and a handful of right-wing message boards.

But Nugent wasn’t done just yet, as he went on to claim that Obama is leading the country “into the pits of hell” and spurring racial violence.

Barak Obama’s cultists/sheep have cited ad nauseum how brilliant the man is. And on some considerations, they are correct. He is smart enough to know which buttons to push to continue his Saul Alinsky and Cloward-Piven destructo march of America into the pits of hell – or at the very least, something far removed from the original concept of America.

This man and his minions know no bounds on how to destroy America.

I thought the whole world already knew that the redistribution of earnings is social/cultural suicide.

I thought for sure everybody knew a dismantled, weak military was an invitation to our enemies to have at it.

I know for a fact that race relations in America in 2008 were the best they had been in 50 years.

I also know for a fact that race relations in America in 2014 are the worst they have been in my lifetime.

Blacks kill and maim more blacks in any given month that the Klan has in the last 25 years. God help us all.

Brainwashed dependency is the worse curse man can cause to another man.



Who doesn’t know that siding with Al Sharpton is the worse message anyone could possibly send to society, any society, black, white or other?

Barber And Staver Blame Ferguson Unrest On Obama And Secular Government

On today's "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast, Mat Staver and Matt Barber discussed the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, which they predictably blamed on President Obama and the separation of church and state.

Barber asserted that "the greatest solution for reconciliation is in the person of Jesus Christ," declaring that America must experience a revival in which people turn "toward the founder of the universe and he who is responsible, I don't care what anybody says, for the founding of this great nation."

Staver, the head of Liberty Counsel, declared that there would have been unrest in Ferguson regardless of what the grand jury decided because of the lack of state-sponsored religion.

"When we start booting God out of the schools and we boot him out of our communities and we have the silly lawsuits by Freedom From Religion Foundation and others who just want to erase God from the public square," Staver said, "there's consequences when we operate in an environment that is godless."

Barber then replied that the "lawlessness" in Ferguson was entirely predictable and largely the fault of President Obama.

"When we have a president himself who engages in lawlessness, he sets a precedent, he sets an example for others to follow," Barber declared. "He himself has been ruling as an imperial ruler and so it really is frankly not that surprising to me that we would see these rabble-rousers en masse go and burn down these buildings and stuff in a lawless manner":

Bryan Fischer Does Not Like/Understand The Phrase 'A Nation Of Immigrants'

Bryan Fischer spent a good portion of his radio program today voicing his opposition to "amnesty" and any effort to pass immigration reform legislation, at one point going off on an incoherent tangent to complain about the phrase "a nation of immigrants."

The phrase is generally used to make the point that most American citizens today are descendants of ancestors who immigrated to America in previous generations, but Fischer apparently doesn't understand that. 

"Eighty-five to 87% of the people that live in the United States were born here," Fischer argued. "You know what that makes us? That makes us native Americans. We are Americans by birth."

Things then became even more confusing when Fischer began to argue that the Native Americans who inhabited this land when the settlers arrived where themselves immigrants from Eurasia.

"It means that Native American tribes are immigrants too!" Fischer proclaimed. "If we're a nation of immigrants, to use their expression, that has to apply to the Indian Nations that were here when European settlers arrived. Everybody here is an immigrant. Everybody here is a descendant of those who immigrated to these shores."

Ummm, yes. That is exactly what the phrase "a nation of immigrants" means.

Phyllis Schlafly And Alex Jones Have Immigration Meltdown: We Are On 'Accelerated Collapse-Of-Rome Timetable'

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hosted legendary conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly on his “Infowars” program today to talk about President Obama’s executive action granting deportation relief to some undocumented immigrants, which both agreed would inevitably lead to the collapse of the nation.

“This really is the end of the republic, the end of Congress,” Jones said. “There’s been a lot of signposts on this road to perdition, but I don’t think I have strong enough words for the constitutional crisis we’re in, where on guns, UN treaties, our military, our power plants, our borders.”

“Well, Alex, you’re absolutely right in what you said and there are several items that you pointed out that I haven’t seen in any other news media,” Schlafly replied. “It’s just an outrage, and it does spell the death of probably the country.”

Criticizing Republicans in Congress for doing too little to stop the immigration action, Schlafly said of Obama, “He’s doing it for Democratic votes and he’s doing it to really break down the American system the way it is and make us a different kind of country.”

“And it’s not like we’re getting immigrants from high-skilled areas, we’re getting people that almost vote to a man for the most radical socialist communist agendas,” Jones interjected.

“That’s all they know,” Schlafly agreed. “They come from a country where big government was everything. They don’t know anything about our constitutional principles of limited government and balance of budget and keep spending down, they’re not familiar with any arguments like that.”

Jones warned, “We are going the way of Rome bringing in the giant third-world populations, and it seems to be an accelerated collapse-of-Rome timetable now.

“Yes, you’re absolutely right and I think that’s what Obama wants,” Schlafly responded. “He does not want America to be exceptional. He does not want us to be religious or Christian. He wants to absolutely change us so we are no better than any other country.”

Alan Keyes: 'Hitlerian' Obama Using Ferguson To 'Turn Our Cities Into Powder Kegs That Will Explode'

Conservative activist Alan Keyes, who apparently has been watching White House speeches on Ferguson that never took place in the real world, accused President Obama today of using the protests over Michael Brown’s death to intimidate Republicans in Congress into yielding to his political agenda.

Keyes, who faced off against Obama in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois, told Newsmax TV host Ed Berliner that the president is “exploiting this situation by way of threatening the Republicans, saying that there will be massive unrest if they don’t knuckle under to his will and trying to prove that he’s got the power to turn our cities into powder kegs that will explode in the face of anybody who opposes him.”

“It’s a Hitlerian tactic and I think we ought not to as Americans respond to it with anything but contempt,” he said.

Pat Buchanan: Ferguson Protesters Committed 'Massive' Civil Rights Violations By Shutting Off Roadways

Speaking today with Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg, who called the outrage over the failure to indict the officer responsible for Michael Brown’s shooting “insane,” Pat Buchanan insisted that Obama administration officials “slandered” the city of Ferguson “when neither the cops nor Darren Wilson nor the city have done anything to deserve this.”

“What in heaven’s name have the Ferguson police ever done to deserve what has been done to them?” he added.

Buchanan then compared Ferguson demonstrators and people engaging in civil disobedience to the aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who allegedly shut down access to a bridge in order to punish a city’s mayor for not endorsing him.

Buchanan said that like Bridgegate, the Ferguson protesters are engaging in a a grand conspiracy that violates people’s civil rights: “What about the national conspiracy to get together to shut down cities and block highways and block bridges and block commuter trains orchestrated and organized, why isn’t the Justice Department investigating that? That massive violation of the civil rights of commuters and travelers and workers and everyone.”

Mat Staver To Headline Jamaica Conference Hosted By Group Defending Anti-Sodomy Laws

American Religious Right leaders Mat Staver and Judith Reisman are scheduled to be featured speakers at a conference in Jamaica this weekend hosted by a group that has been working to preserve the country’s criminal ban on consensual gay sex.

The annual conference, hosted by the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, will focus on how “[c]ontemporary society has become increasingly hostile to the traditional definitions of marriage and family” and Staver, the head of Liberty Counsel, will discuss “global legal trends impacting the institution of the family.”

JCHS’s conference has drawn prominent American anti-gay activists before. In 2012, two top lawyers for the Alliance Defending Freedom spoke at the conference, one of whom defended Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law, calling homosexuality “harmful not only spiritually and psychologically, but also physically.” Last year, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality’s Peter LaBarbera made an appearance at the conference, urging Jamaicans: “Do not be like us, do not be like Britain, do not sit idly by as so-called ‘LGBT activists’ manipulate words and laws to achieve dominance in your country.”

LaBarbera distanced himself from the U.S. State Department’s support for LGBT rights around the world, telling attendees (as transcribed by a Buzzfeed reporter who attended):

I do not stand with my government. I’m a patriotic American, but I do not stand with the current United States government in its promotion of homosexuality and gender confusion. But I do stand with the Jamaican people … I pray that you will learn from our mistakes and from lessons of history and avoid the inevitable moral corruption and health hazards and the danger to young people that come from capitulating to this sin movement that calls itself gay. It is almost now can be predicted with 100 percent accuracy, if the law is a teacher: If you take down this law, it will only lead to more demands. Appeasement does not work.

MassResistance’s Brian Camenker has also headlined a rally for the group.

The groups organizing the conference have opposed efforts to overturn the country’s anti-sodomy laws, which impose up to 10 years imprisonment for gay sex. Jamaica CAUSE, a cosponsor, organized rallies earlier this year to oppose an effort to overturn the law. The main sponsor, Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, also supports keeping the laws. On its website, JCHS provides a document called “Frequently Asked Questions About The Buggery Law” that attributes homosexuality to “economic reasons, direct Satanic influence, media and entertainment enticement, and experiences during incarceration” and cautions, “If determining human rights is separated from morality and based on individual freedom without any restraints, all perversions will in due time become ‘rights’.”

In a section on countries with greater freedom for LGBT people, the group adopts the American Right’s persecution messaging:

Why is it so important to certain countries, such as the UK, that Jamaica removes the buggery law?

Homosexuals in those countries have gained political power and so are able to use the machinery of the state to achieve their ends. It is interesting to note that the aim in these countries is not just that the buggery law is repealed, but that all types of sexual behaviour, including pedophilia and bestiality, should be eventually legalized as alternative sexual orientations. Further, the removal of the buggery law often results in attacks on freedom of speech and religion so that those who speak out against homosexuality are discriminated against and victimized. They want all types of sexual behavior to be legal.

JCHS defends Jamaica’s anti-sodomy, or “buggery,” law this way:

Since the buggery law is difficult to police shouldn’t it be removed from the books? Laws have multiple roles. (i) instruction on right behaviour that benefit individuals and society (ii) deterrence against wrong behaviour (iii) punishment for wrong behaviour. The law of the land bears witness to that which the state approves. This is important because this determines, for example, what can and can’t be taught to children in schools. Laws against murder, littering and traffic violations have not prevented these activities but that is no reason for these laws to be removed. Because a law cannot be policed does not mean it should be removed.

The group also provides images like this as “media resources”:

Trent Franks: Obama's Immigration Move Triggers 'The Death Of The Republic'

Rep. Trent Franks believes that President Obama’s executive action on immigration was such an egregious step that it may cause the rule of law to collapse and compel the U.S. send an apology to England for the American Revolution.

While speaking yesterday with Frank Gaffney, the Arizona Republican said that Obama is “dividing the country in some very significant ways and I don’t think that he serves either the illegal immigration community or the cause of the rule of law or justice in general in any way when he makes these kinds of unilateral decisions.”

“I think that there’s probably nothing that this president has done or is doing that is more dangerous to the fundamental foundation of this Republic then ignoring the Constitution and betraying his oath of office” he said. There is something very frightening about a president who simply aggregates this power onto himself and ignores the very oath that he took that president.

“Without trying to sound overwrought, it literally could be the death of the Republic because once the chief executive officer of any republic all of the sudden begins to ignore the rule of law to hold himself unconstrained to the Constitution and to the truth of his own words, if that should become a common practice of presidents, then that little unpleasantness with England we had is something we should probably apologize for,” Franks added.

Hagee: Strict Rules And The Ten Commandments Would Have Prevented Unrest In Ferguson

On yesterday's edition of "The Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee and local conservative radio host Trey Ware discussed the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, that erupted after a grand jury failed to indict the police office who shot and killed Michael Brown.

Hagee and Ware are quite certain that all of this unrest is being stoked and orchestrated by unnamed nefarious forces which seek to spread chaos and undermine social cohesion, with Hagee insisting that if the Ten Commandments were being followed, none of this would ever have happened.

Hagee noted that when he was growing up with four siblings, his father John Hagee, set down strict rules that kept the house from descending into chaos because he simply "never let it begin," which is exactly what the government should have done in Ferguson.

"Now that seems like an overly simple principle," Hagee said, in what can only be described an absurd understatement, "but apply it to the situation in Ferguson."

"Put the Ten Commandments into play in the Ferguson situation," he stated. "Thou shalt not steal. What would that commandment have created in this matter? One, there never would have been a reason to be an engagement between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson."

"Thou shalt not kill," he continued, talking not about Wilson's shooting of Brown, but rather the unrelated murder of Zemir Begic in St. Louis over the weekend. "What would that do in the situation we see happening with the young man who was assaulted by a pack of teens carrying hammers who beat his car and then, when he stepped out of the car, beat him to death twenty miles outside of Ferguson in a community just outside of St. Louis? We're seeing these kinds of things pop up all over the place and the excuse is injustice. The truth is we want chaos":

Ben Carson: Gay Rights, Pro-Choice Activists Use 'Hate Speech,' Are Enemies Of America

After telling the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody that he is “feeling fingers” from God to make a bid for the presidency, Ben Carson warned in a portion of the interview posted yesterday that gay rights advocates and abortion rights supporters are using “hate speech” to stop America from coming together.

Carson, who would never ever use inflammatory or conspiratorial language, told the extremely sympathetic Brody that such activists are “hateful people” and “the enemies” of everyday Americans because they “try to divide everybody up” and “incite people to anger and to hatred.”

“A good example would be somebody who is pro-life, the inciters would come along and say, ‘you’re anti-women, you hate women’ and they try to get women to hate you, when in fact you love women, you just happen also to love life and love babies. But that’s how they try to create the divisions,” he said. “Somebody who is pro-traditional-family, they’ll come up and say, ‘he’s a homophobe, they hate gay people, they’re nasty’ and they just try to incite all this stuff really to further their own agendas.”

Rather than following the teachings of Jesus, Carson explains, liberals are under the influence of Saul Alinsky.

Conservative Author: Obama Wants 'Chaos' To 'Deflect Attention From His Executive Orders And Numerous Scandals'

Morgan Brittany, a conservative pundit and coauthor of the book “What Women Really Want,” is out with a new column on the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri. Given that Brittany is pretty sure that President Obama wants to sic the military on conservatives and use Ebola to throw us in FEMA camps, it’s hardly surprising that her take on Ferguson is also ridden with conspiracy theories.

Brittany writes in WorldNetDaily today that Obama’s repeated condemnations of violence and looting in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown prove that Obama actually supports violence and looting.

“[H]e almost sounded as though he condoned it and felt that it was all right for these people to violently express their disgust and distrust of the judicial system,” she writes, claiming that the president “was showing sympathy for the hoodlums in the streets!”

She suggests that Obama could have truly united the nation if he gave “one of the speeches that stirred everyone to elect him president” about how “Michael Brown brought all of this on himself.”

Brittany ends by just asking the question whether Obama may want to stir up the situation in Ferguson in order to distract people from his latest executive order on immigration: “Maybe he even welcomes some of the chaos in the streets of our cities in order to deflect attention from his executive orders and numerous scandals. With a complicit media who live for ratings, he lit the fire, and now can watch it burn. Could this possibly be what he really wants?”

As I sat watching the split screen on my television, with Obama on one side and riots breaking out on the other, I couldn’t help but hope and pray that he would say something, anything, that would harshly condemn this type of behavior. Instead, he almost sounded as though he condoned it and felt that it was all right for these people to violently express their disgust and distrust of the judicial system. He wasn’t showing anger and contempt at those that were burning businesses to the ground, destroying the property and dreams of hard-working people who had nothing to do with the verdict; instead, he was showing sympathy for the hoodlums in the streets!

All Americans who were watching this spectacle knew it was coming. We all were prepared because virtually every media outlet telegraphed it days in advance. The police department knew, the National Guard was called out, yet as we watched our screens, no one did anything to stop the destruction! Why? Why was the National Guard not stationed in front of every business threatened or at least in front of the most vulnerable? Why was the police force and fire department late to the scene? Were they ordered not to stop the rioting and just let it go? Who gave this stand down order if there was one? Why on the one night they knew problems would occur did the governor of Missouri and his office not return any phone calls from the lieutenant governor and the mayor of Ferguson? And why, in God’s name, did they announce the verdict late at night when they knew the outcome all day long?

If Barack Obama was the type of leader who wanted unity in this country, this would have been the time for him to stand in front of the American people and give one of the speeches that stirred everyone to elect him president. He should have had the courage to speak up about the consequences of breaking the law and explained that, unfortunately, Michael Brown brought all of this on himself. He should not have glorified him as the innocent victim of an out-of-control police officer, but should have explained that there is a price to pay for your actions. He should have said that this had nothing to do with race and all to do with attitude and disrespect for the law. He should have stressed that the grand jury did its job by looking at the evidence presented and that its decision needed to be respected.



Obama seems to sit back patiently and watch all of this happen. Maybe he even welcomes some of the chaos in the streets of our cities in order to deflect attention from his executive orders and numerous scandals. With a complicit media who live for ratings, he lit the fire, and now can watch it burn. Could this possibly be what he really wants?

WND: Klingenschmitt Lost Because The Judge Was A Lesbian!

Back in November, a federal judge upheld the U.S. Navy’s decision to fire Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt from his job as a chaplain after he broke military rules by wearing his uniform while speaking at a political rally and earned a series of bad job performance evaluations. Klingenschmitt, however, insisted that he was fired because he used the name of Jesus in his prayers and therefore was a victim of anti-Christian persecution.

Judge Elaine Kaplan found Klingenschmitt’s claim of religious discrimination to be groundless, writing that his superiors “did not limit Dr. Klingenschmitt’s right to engage in any religious practices (including presenting an opening prayer at the event or invoking the name of Jesus in his prayer). It simply prohibited Dr. Klingenschmitt from engaging in this activity while wearing his uniform at what was clearly a political event and not, as Dr. Klingenschmitt seems to suggest, a bona fide religious service.”

Klingenschmitt, who has built his entire career as a political activist on this claim of religious persecution, is now receiving support from the right-wing outlet WorldNetDaily, which implies today that the judge only ruled against Klingenschmitt because she is a lesbian.

In an article with the headline “Lesbian Judge Takes On Jesus In Court,” WND reporter Bob Unruh suggests that Kaplan was biased against Klingenschmitt.

Klingenschmitt, who is also an incoming GOP state representative in Colorado, told Unruh that he is not “surprised that a new Obama appointee and liberal judge ruled that a Navy chaplain can be legally punished for his sermons, punished for writing to Congress, and punished for praying in Jesus’ name in uniform.”

An openly lesbian federal judge whose appointment was opposed by dozens of U.S. senators has ruled against a Christian former Navy chaplain who alleged his superiors engineered his dismissal from the service because he was not “ecumenical.”

The decision by Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rejected the allegations of former chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who recently was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives.

He had routinely prayed “in Jesus name” as part of his work as a chaplain.

The judge, who formerly worked for the National Treasury Employees Union, was opposed by 35 GOP senators when she was appointed by President Obama.

The Washington Blade, a homosexual-advocacy publication, quoted Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign praising Kaplan’s confirmation.

“LGBT people are increasingly visible in all areas of public service, but as a community that so deeply cherishes the virtues of fairness and equality, there is a unique power in seeing role models like Kaplan preside over a court of law,” Sainz said.

In her profile on the federal court system website, Kaplan notes she resides in Washington “with her partner.”

She also explains her legal background includes “civil rights” work.

Klingenschmitt told WND he likely will appeal the decision.

“Is anybody surprised that a new Obama appointee and liberal judge ruled that a Navy chaplain can be legally punished for his sermons, punished for writing to Congress, and punished for praying in Jesus’ name in uniform?” he asked.

“Although Judge Elaine Kaplan ruled against me, at least she affirmed how I was vindicated by the U.S. Congress, who rescinded [military regulation] 1730.7C after it was enforced against me in the Navy court,” he continued.

“She also admitted in her ruling that the government really did punish me, a Navy chaplain, for quoting the Bible in chapel, which would be protected by the First Amendment, but this judge refused to correct the Navy’s obvious abuse of power.

“She also acknowledged that I had written permission to wear my uniform during ‘public worship’ but that my prayers offered in Jesus’ name at a press conference did not qualify as ‘public worship,’” he said.

“Finally, she acknowledged I was punished for writing to my congressman and the president, but again claimed she didn’t have jurisdiction to enforce whistleblower laws. My lawyer and I plan to immediately appeal this bad ruling, and again later if necessary all the way to the Supreme Court,” Klingenschmitt told WND.

Huckabee: 'Incredibly Dangerous' For Congressmen, Rams Players To Use 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Gesture

Mike Huckabee said today that he was “disgusted” by the “incredibly dangerous” decision of some black members of Congress and St. Louis Rams players to use the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture to protest the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, arguing that such actions actually inspire looting and murder.

In an interview with Newsmax TV host J.D. Hayworth, a former GOP congressman, Huckabee said he “found it just incredibly dangerous that you have members of Congress on the floor of Congress holding up their hands in the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ position as if to say that somehow that is going to get you shot.”

Huckabee, who previously compared Ferguson demonstrators to the killers of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, said people making the gesture are effectively “teaching” young people “to go loot a store, beat up a cop, reach for his gun and hope you get it before he does.”

“This is not only foolish and dangerous but it is really on the verge of anarchy and I’m just disgusted that you have NFL players, politicians and others who no matter what the evidence reveals, no matter how many sworn testimonies show that Darren Wilson — it’s a tragedy that the young man got shot, but this is a young man who had just roughed up a store owner, just robbed a store and now he’s going after a cop’s gun and it’s a horrible thing that he was killed but he could’ve avoided that if he had behaved as something other than a thug,” he said.

Todd Starnes: Wrong Again

Over the weekend, Todd Starnes received a message on Facebook from a mother in North Carolina who claimed that the Disney Channel's website had banned the word "God." The website, it seems, had asked people to list what they were thankful for and her daughter had attempted to write that she was thankful for "God, my family, my church and my friends," only to have her message rejected.

So naturally, the mother complained to Starnes about this "discrimination" and Starnes, of course, turned the entire thing into another column about supposed anti-Christian persecution in America:

“We together figured out that the word God was the problem,” Julie said.

Sure enough, when they removed the word “God” from the post – the Disney Channel approved Lilly’s message. And then – Julie contacted me.

So, I gave it a try, too. I tried posting what I was thankful for on the Disney Channel website.

And just like Lilly and Julie, Disney prevented me from posting any message that included the word “God.”

...

Disney certainly seems to be implying that thanking God is not nice. Well, neither is blocking the Almighty from a website.

Julie said her daughter is a very loving and accepting child who was raised to understand that not everyone believes in God.

“We’ve always told her that inevitably there would come a day when she would be discriminated against for her faith but we never thought Disney would be the source,” she said.

I do wonder what sort of message the Disney Channel is sending when they tell children that mentioning God in public is bad manners.

Predictably, Fox News seized on the story and interviewed the mother and daughter about Disney's blatant hostility toward God, which eventually prompted Disney to issue an exasperated statement, which Starnes has now added to his column, pointing out that it was not bigotry at work, but simple filtering software:

Disney employs word filtering technology to prevent profanity from appearing on our websites.  Unfortunately, because so many people attempt to abuse the system and use the word "God" in conjunction with profanity, in an abundance of caution our system is forced to catch and prevent any use of the word on our websites.  The company would have been happy to explain our filtering technology to the inquiring family had they contacted us.

Sandy Rios: Obama Inspired Fatal Hammer Attack By Condemning Violence

Sandy Rios of the American Family Association made the case on her radio show today that President Obama’s repeated condemnations of violence in Ferguson, Missouri, actually proved that Obama wanted to encourage violence.

In fact, Rios believes that Obama, along with Attorney General Eric Holder and the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan, inspired the murder of a Bosnian-American in St. Louis: “I guess a bunch of teens near Ferguson must have been listening, or at least they took to heart the message of the race haters like Louis Farrakhan and I believe like Eric Holder and I believe like Barack Obama because outside, not far from Ferguson, Missouri, an immigrant who was Bosnian but of course he looks white, he was in his car driving, he came up to a stop sign, black young men came to the car, started hitting his car with a hammer, he got out of his car to stop them and they beat him to death.”

“The president is saying publicly, ‘oh we shouldn’t be violent,’ wink-wink, nod-nod, and yet he stokes it constantly, we know that he actually met with protesters in Ferguson,” Rios said.

She also criticized Professor Christopher Emdin for writing a blog post on “5 Ways to Teach About Michael Brown and Ferguson in the New School Year,” warning that he and others are “stoking the fires.”

Judge Allows Glenn Beck Boston Marathon Defamation Lawsuit To Move Forward

Following the Boston Marathon bombing last year, Glenn Beck set out on a mission to prove that the government was engaged in a massive conspiracy to cover up the truth, during which he repeatedly asserted that one of the victims who was injured in the attack was really an al Qaeda operative responsible for the bombing.

In the weeks following the bombing, Beck repeatedly insisted that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a spectator who was briefly considered to be a "person of interest" by investigators though quickly exonerated, was really an al Qaeda "control agent" and the "money man" who had financed the entire operation and had recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry it out.

In response to these unfounded claims, Alharbi eventually sued Beck for defamation and slander, and Beck's lawyers responded by trying to get the lawsuit thrown out on the grounds that Alharbi was "involuntary public figure" which would require Alharbi to prove not simply that Beck made false accusations against him, but that he did so with "actual malice."

Of course, it was Beck himself who continued to focus attention on Alharbi, meaning that Beck's legal team was essentially arguing that Alharbi became a public figure as a result of Beck's attacks ... which they said means that Alharbi cannot now sue Beck for those very same attacks because he was a public figure.

Needless to say, this novel legal argument did not get very far with the federal judge hearing the case:

A federal judge has rejected a bid by conservative commentator Glenn Beck to toss out a libel lawsuit filed by a Saudi student Beck repeatedly accused of funding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

In a ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris said the suit brought by Abdulrahman Alharbi could go forward notwithstanding claims by Beck, his website The Blaze.com, and firms connected to his radio show that the Saudi's role in events near the finish line of the marathon made him a public figure. If deemed a public figure, Alharbi would have found it difficult or impossible to proceed with the suit since he would need proof of actual malice: namely, that Beck intentionally lied or recklessly disregarded the truth.

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"Choosing to attend a sporting event as one of thousands of spectators is not the kind of conduct that a reasonable person would expect to result in publicity. Quite to the contrary, a spectator at an event like the Boston Marathon would reasonably expect to disappear into the throngs of others, never attracting notice by the press. Because he did not 'assume the risk of publicity,' Alharbi does not meet the definition of an involuntary public figure," the judge wrote.

Saris went on to note that Beck continued to level allegations at the Saudi student for several weeks after authorities made clear Alharbi was no longer under investigation.

"Even if a private person meets the definition of an involuntary public figure as a matter of bad luck during a public controversy, the status is of limited duration.

Glenn Beck Theorizes That Progressives Want To Reinstate The Alien and Sedition Acts In Response To Ferguson Unrest

On his radio broadcast today, Glenn Beck played a clip of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan threatening to "tear this goddamn country up" in response to Ferguson, bizarrely suggesting that progressives would now seek to use such threats as an excuse for President Obama to bring back the Alien and Sedition Acts through executive order.

Facetiously playing the role of a naive progressive responding to Farrakhan's remarks, Beck said that the only proper solution is to reinstate the Alien and Sedition Acts so that "if you say anything against the country, we can put you in prison."

Linking this to President Obama's plan to provide millions of dollars for body cameras and training in an effort to help improve relations between local police departments and minority communities, Beck mockingly said that "if only we could get that Alien and Sedition Act back, we'd be a perfect nation, wouldn't we?"

"We'd have somebody that could take it into their own hands," Beck continued, still in character. "We need somebody who is going to start taking matters into their own hands and just getting the job done":

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