Fighting the Right

Move Over, Putin: Scott Lively Has A New Anti-Gay Strongman-Crush

Like other Religious Right leaders, American globe-trotting anti-gay activist Scott Lively has long been a vocal supporter of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and his anti-gay policies. A few years ago Lively wrote Putin a gushing fan letter praising his “moral leadership” and “firm and unequivocal stand” against “the seemingly unstoppable spread of homosexuality.” He even tucked in a copy of his infamous book, “The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party,” saying he hoped that the U.S. and Russia would be able to cooperate in the future and “redeem the future of mankind from a Fascist Leviathan, just as we did in World War II.”

But Putin is apparently no longer the only apple of Lively’s eye. On Monday, Lively posted a reflection about his latest authoritarian man-crush, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who Lively calls a modern hero of the Christian faith. Lively seems unconcerned about Orbán’s attacks on religious freedom.

Orbán makes no effort to hide his “illiberal” authoritarian nationalist vision. A year ago, in a Politico article titled “Europe’s New Dictator,” Colin Woodard wrote that Orbán’s “dictatorial tendencies” were laying “the course of a deepening tragedy at the heart of Europe with lasting implications for the west.” Woodard notes that Orbán and his party have purged the civil service, packed the courts with political loyalists, restricted freedom of the press, and rewritten the Constitution to give a sheen of legitimacy to all of his efforts. He’s also gone after government watchdog groups and other nonprofits.

Last fall, Foreign Policy’s James Traub published a series of articles on Hungary’s rightward shift, in which he labeled Orbán a “right-wing demagogue” and quoted an analyst saying that while Orbán is not religious, he “constantly invoked Hungary’s ‘Christian’ culture.”

Lively is particularly offended that former U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized recent anti-democratic trends in Poland and Hungary, “two countries that would not have been free but for the United States and the long Cold War.” Lively fumes:

First of all, it must be pointed out that Bill Clinton has absolutely no right to speak for the generation of Americans that liberated Europe because that generation, including its leaders, was Christian. The “democratic” values it fought to preserve and promote included quite prominently the right to life, the sanctity of marriage and the natural family, and the concept of national sovereignty. The “democratic values” of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are abortion, homosexuality, and global socialism.

If by “democracy” Clinton means the will of the people versus government tyranny he is doubly discredited. The people of Hungary (and Poland and Russia) overwhelmingly support family values and oppose open borders, while the Clinton/Obama cabal are blatantly, tyrannically and lawlessly ignoring the will of the American public by ramming “gay marriage” and the LGBT agenda down our throats and inviting third world invaders to illegally flood across our southern border by the millions.

Under the Christian leadership of Prime Minister Orban, the Hungarian constitution was revised in 2011 to state that human life begins at conception and marriage is between one man and one women. More recently, Mr. Orban had shown great courage in defying the European Union’s suicidal “open borders” policies, especially regarding the threat represented by Islamic “immigrants.”

If these Biblically consistent positions that the leaders of Hungary and Poland have taken on behalf of the majority of their citizens make them “Putin-like,” then perhaps the rest of the world should give Putin more respect in comparison to Clinton and Obama. If that’s what it means to be “Putin-like,” the intended condemnation is actually a compliment.

Lively encourages his readers to send Orbán “a note of support and thanks.”

Michael Savage: Obama Reared Since High School To 'Invade America'

Michael Savage is not very good at predicting the future, but that didn’t stop the conservative talk show host from making a whole slew of predictions last week about what a Hillary Clinton presidency would look like.

Many of the absurd and inflammatory predictions were similar to the ones conservatives like Savage made about President Obama.

“One, guns will be taken away, she will make it illegal either through ammunition or registration, your guns will be seized, guns will be criminalized,” he said. “Two, she will criminalize speech, talk radio will disappear, she will pass it under the guise of the Fairness and Communications Act, and I will be gone, as will everyone else who dares to speak the truth to these left-wing fanatic vermin. That’s number two. If you think the internet will be your refuge, you are mistaken. Hillary Clinton and her illegitimate cohorts will criminalize the internet as has been done in Europe under the dictator Merkel and as it is being done around the world by the greedy pig who owns Facebook…. It’s either Trump or nothing, we have nothing left.”

If Donald Trump wins, Savage said, he will “protect us from these mobs, he’ll build a wall and throw these [undocumented immigrants] out of the country, throw these violent street protesters where they belong, which is south of the border. Just dump them there. Fly them there and leave them in the desert for all I care.”

He warned that “George Soros front groups” supporting “the harridan criminal” have made sure that “these gangs have been loosed upon those of us who wish to see a Republican, Donald Trump, win the election,” urging Trump to “hunt down” and “arrest” Soros upon taking office. He predicted that these “Mexican mobs” will soon be “knocking your door down and taking you out in the middle of the night.”

Later, Savage insisted that Obama is an Adolf Hitler-like leader who was “polished very carefully for many years as a candidate for the left” since he was “a high school student” by “a rich family” that “realized he had the perfect looks and the perfect persona to invade America and convert us into a semi-socialist, semi-communist nation.”

Because of Obama’s purported use of mob violence, Savage said, soon boxers and bikers will form far-right gangs to “protect the people from these Mexican and communist mobs.”

Jerry Boykin Says Not Letting Him Speak At A Prayer Breakfast Violates Other People's First Amendment Rights

Last week, the Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin was disinvited from a prayer breakfast that was to be held at Fort Riley in Kansas, following a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation highlighting his long history of extremism and bigotry.

As usual, Boykin has been playing the victim and took his latest tale of persecution to Glenn Beck's radio program this morning, where he insisted that not only were his First Amendment rights violated by revoking his speaking invitation, but so were the First Amendment rights of those who wanted to hear him speak at the prayer breakfast.

Seemingly unaware that the First Amendment does not guarantee that people can say anything they want without ever facing consequences, nor mean than Christians are entitled to hear their preferred speaker address any event they attend, Boykin predictably blamed the whole thing on President Obama.

"They're robbing the soldiers at Fort Riley of their First Amendment rights," he stated. "They're robbing these soldiers of their First Amendment rights and this is the condition of Obama's military. This is what you should expect. This is what your sons and daughters are living with every day in a military that is now suppressing their First Amendment rights."

"It's part of the environment that Obama has created here in America," Boykin continued. "[When] my talk gets canceled there, what you've done is you've robbed all of those people who wanted to come to that prayer breakfast and hear what I had to say, you robbed them of their First Amendment rights and this is what we're seeing all over our military today and it's a result of the environment that Obama has created."

Boykin declared that the decision to remove him from this prayer breakfast because of a complaint from the MRFF raises the question of "how do you destroy ISIS when you can't stand up to something like this?"

Kelli Ward: There Is 'Almost An Occupation Along The Border'

After appearing on Alex Jones’ extremist radio show, Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward, who is challenging U.S. Sen. John McCain in the upcoming GOP primary, called in yesterday to “Trunews,” the End Times program hosted by unhinged conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles.

Ward, who “has promoted fears about ‘chemtrails’ and rallied behind anti-government icon Cliven Bundy during his standoff with law enforcement,” told Wiles that she is squarely behind Donald Trump’s border wall plan, claiming that people who live on the U.S.-Mexican border have been “terrorized” and are facing “horrific” conditions.

“We are allowing, basically, almost an occupation along the border and it’s got to stop,” she said.

Pat Robertson: Marriage Equality Makes It Harder To Fight 'Radical Islam And The Other Forces Of Secularism'

In August of last year, shortly after the Supreme Court handed down the landmark Obergefell marriage equality ruling, televangelist Pat Robertson discussed the ruling with Steve Strang, the founder of the Pentecostal magazine Charisma, on his podcast.

Robertson warned that “the homosexuals don’t want equality, they don’t want equal treatment, what they want is to destroy everybody who disagrees with them.” He predicted that there will be “a vendetta” against “any organization that disagrees with homosexuality,” saying that “what was done to Bob Jones University, that’s just a warm-up of what’s going to happen unless there’s something dramatic that takes place.” (Bob Jones University lost its tax exempt status in the 1980s because of its rules barring interracial dating.)

Robertson told Strang that with rulings like Obergefell, the Supreme Court has broken down America’s defenses against “radical Islam and the other forces of secularism trying to destroy us”:

The Supreme Court, to think that we’ve got five men and women, five unelected people who are controlling of the moral destiny of this nation and they’re stripping us of the defenses that we have to have against radical Islam and the other forces of secularism trying to destroy us. The Supreme Court is making it more and more difficult to assert these foundational values.

Bryan Fischer: Trump's Racist Attacks On Judge Are 'Legitimate' Because The Judge Might Be Racist

On his radio program yesterday, Bryan Fischer declared that it is entirely appropriate for Donald Trump to launch racist attacks against the judge who is overseeing one of the court cases involving his Trump University because the judge himself might be racist.

Fischer insisted that Trump is not racist but that Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who was born in Indiana to parents who came from Mexico, may be racist because he was once a member of La Raza Lawyers of California, which is California's Latino bar association.

Trump having to go before a judge like Curiel, Fischer stated, is like a black defendant having to go before a judge who was in the Ku Klux Klan.

"The real question is not whether Donald Trump is a racist," Fischer said, "but whether the judge who's handling his case is and I think it's legitimate for Donald Trump to have questions about that. I'm not saying the judge is a racist either; I don't know enough to know, but I think there are legitimate questions about his ability to be impartial, objective and neutral."

So, in Fischer's view, Trump launching overtly racist attacks against a judge does not mean that Trump is racist but apparently being of Mexican heritage means that the judge might be racist. 

Diamond & Silk: Trump Facing Mexican-American Judge Like Black Defendant Facing All-White Jury

Diamond & Silk, the YouTube duo who have become outspoken Donald Trump supporters and have spoken at a number of his campaign events, defended Trump’s criticism of the judge hearing a fraud case against Trump University yesterday, saying that Trump appearing before a Mexican-American judge is just like a black defendant facing an all-white jury.

“Well, first of all, you know the judge is biased,” Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway told Newsmax’s J.D. Hayworth. “You know, he’s Mexican, he’s of Mexican descent, or his heritage is Mexican. And here’s the deal. It’s just like when you walk into a courtroom [as a] defendant and the jury is all white or vice versa, or when a defense team is defending a black client with an all-white jury.”

Avid Donald Trump fan Ann Coulter made a similar argument on Twitter last week:

Steve King: 'Good Amount' Of Trump Policy Is 'A Copy-And-Paste From Things That I've Done'

Steve King, the Iowa GOP congressman who once said that DREAM Act beneficiaries are mostly drug runners with “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” said yesterday that he expects to be “deeply engaged” in immigration policy if Donald Trump is to become president, boasting that a “good amount” of the immigration policies on Trump’s website are “a copy-and-paste from things that I’ve done.”

King told Jeff Angelo, who was guest-hosting the Iowa talk radio program “Mickelson in the Morning,” that his legislative priorities in the next Congress would depend on who is elected president.

“If it’s Hillary, I’ll be playing a lot of defense because she’ll be pouring an agenda at us,” he said. “And if it’s Trump, then we’ve got an opportunity to move another direction. So, let’s just say, the agenda is going to be continue to kill off bad ideas. And if it’s Trump it will be sort his ideas, but I expect to be deeply engaged in the immigration legislation that would just certainly come and in shaping a fence, a wall and a fence on the southern border. A good amount of what’s on his website is a copy-and-paste from things that I’ve done, and we’ll get along on the immigration, I think, without any problem.”

King also said that he would “push hard for a balanced budget amendment” because if an amendment isn’t ratified, “the movement to do a constitutional convention for that purpose is just going to push one on us anyway.”

We will wait to see if Trump takes up King’s idea of installing an electrified fence at the southern border.

Pat Buchanan: Stop 'The Lynching' Of Donald Trump Over Racist Attack On Judge

Pat Buchanan is defending Donald Trump for launching a racist attack on the judge overseeing one of the court cases involving his Trump University, writing in a column today that Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage is likely to play a role in the case involving whether Trump’s fake school used fraudulent practices.

Buchanan, whose record on race issues is so bad that even Trump himself once called his writings “disgusting” and “sick,” said that Trump’s criticism of Judge Curiel is part of a long and proud American tradition, comparing it to the time President Obama criticized the Citizens United decision during a State of the Union address.

Those critical of Trump, he said, simply support “the lynching of The Donald.”

Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?

Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge’s bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent.

Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific?

Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge’s rulings and to question his motives. Second, there are grounds for believing Trump is right.

On May 27, Curiel, at the request of the Washington Post, made public plaintiff accusations against Trump University – that the whole thing was a scam. The Post, which Bob Woodward tells us has 20 reporters digging for dirt in Trump’s past, had a field day.

And who is Curiel?

An appointee of President Obama, he has for years been associated with the La Raza Lawyers Association of San Diego, which supports pro-illegal immigrant organizations.

Set aside the folly of letting Clinton surrogates like the Post distract him from the message he should be delivering, what did Trump do to be smeared by a bipartisan media mob as a “racist”?



Obama himself attacked the Citizens United decision in a State of the Union address, with the justices sitting right in front of him.

But Trump’s real hanging offense was that he brought up the judge’s ancestry, as the son of Mexican immigrants, implying that he was something of a judicial version of Univision’s Jorge Ramos.

Apparently, it is now not only politically incorrect but, in Newt Gingrich’s term, “inexcusable” to bring up the religious, racial or ethnic background of a judge, or suggest this might influence his actions on the bench.

But these things matter.

NOM's Brian Brown: Obama Pushing 'Insane' Policies Because He Thinks He's A God

National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, recently selected to head the global anti-gay World Congress of Families, is trying to drum up a crowd for this year’s March for Marriage, scheduled for June 25 in Washington, D.C. It has been a tough couple of years for NOM, and Brown’s frustration is palpable in his latest email pitch:

We're asking supporters from all over the country to make a special effort to attend this year's March to protest the US Supreme Court's illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling redefining marriage, to object to the Obama administration's outrageous attempts to impose the gender-bending agenda of LGBT extremists and to call Congress to account to do something about this crisis.

The March for Marriage has been held for several years now, though it has never attracted a huge crowd, and it was certainly not the “game-changer” in the marriage equality fight that Brown promised in 2013. NOM has a habit of inflating their turnout figures; when they claimed that 10,000 people showed up in 2014, the right-wing website WND reported that it was more like 2,000, what one pastor called a “dismal turnout” and a victory for the Satanic left. Last year’s march was held days before Supreme Court arguments in the Obergefell case, which was followed by the court’s historic marriage equality ruling two months later.

In his new email, Brown calls that decision “one of the most infamous, illegitimate rulings in the Court’s history,” and denounces Obama administration efforts to protect the right of transgender students to use facilities that match their gender identity. Obama, he says, “fancies himself a god,” which is why he is promoting such “insane and dangerous” policies.

President Obama acts as if he is a King by declaring that all public schools and other public institutions must immediately accept this new orthodoxy or be declared guilty of discrimination. He threatens them with loss of federal funding, lawsuits and reputational ruin as a "bigot" guilty of "discrimination." The impact on other Americans — frightened girls, for example, when confronted by males in a bathroom — matter not a whit to Obama. Nobody but his allies among the LGBT lobby have any rights. We have none.

Truth be told, his extreme agenda on this issue makes me wonder if Obama actually sees himself as something bigger than a King. It seems to me that only someone who fancies himself a god could have the capacity to think that he could actually redefine humanity itself, decreeing that men can be women if they so choose (and vice versa) and nobody else is supposed to notice, and certainly not complain if they do.

Let's be clear: the ideology that the LGBT extremists are advancing and President Obama is imposing is insane and dangerous. It must be stopped.

 

Budget Bills Provide Another #DoYourJob Moment For GOP Congress

PFAW will continue to stand strong with the more than 100 groups insisting on no riders in spending legislation.
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The General Electorate Difference

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was bigoted from his first trip down the escalator 356 days ago.

Standing in the lobby of Trump Tower, he announced that Mexico is “sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” He concluded, “And some, I assume, are good people.”

Over the next few months, Trump’s campaign abandoned racist dog whistles in favor of Fox 40s.

In a Trump presidency, he declared, Muslims would be barred from traveling to the United States.

When two of his supporters beat and urinated on a Mexican immigrant in Boston, Trump initially didn’t condemn their violence. Instead, he responded, “I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

When he was endorsed by white supremacist David Duke, Trump first feigned ignorance as to who the former Klan leader was.

Each of these incidents brought condemnation in the media, but also saw Trump solidify his lead in the Republican primary.

Last week Trump began his general election effort by attacking Judge Gonzalo Curiel, claiming that as a “Mexican,” Curiel is unfit to serve as a judge in the fraud case against his real estate seminar company, Trump University. Curiel was born in Indiana to Mexican immigrants.

The presumptive GOP nominee then suggested on Sunday that a Muslim would also be unfit to preside over any court case he was party to.

Bloomberg is now reporting that Trump is refusing to back down from this line of attack and is instead ordering his campaign surrogates “to intensify criticism” of Judge Curiel and of journalists. He reportedly told a conference call joined by high-level supporters, “We will overcome," before claiming, "I’ve always won and I’m going to continue to win. And that’s the way it is."

When former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told him on the call “that his own campaign had asked surrogates to stop talking about the lawsuit,” Trump replied, “Take that order and throw it the hell out."

Trump’s experience in the Republican primary apparently taught him that his bigotry works or, at a minimum, is ignored by a primarily white GOP electorate that is willing to look the other way.

Now he faces a new challenge in the general election. A February report from the Pew Research Center concluded, “There are 10.7 million more eligible voters today than there were in 2012. More than two-thirds of net growth in the U.S. electorate during this time has come from racial and ethnic minorities.”

These voters, along with Democrats and even many independents, are unlikely to look kindly upon Donald Trump’s racist appeals. That is why Newt Gingrich, no stranger to racial dog whistles, told the Christian Broadcasting Network Friday, "The person who's most likely to beat Donald Trump is Donald Trump."

Trump Christian Liaison: God 'Raised Up' Trump To Help Pave The Way For The Second Coming

Frank Amedia, a pastor who says he is serving in a volunteer capacity as Donald Trump’s “Christian policy” liaison, said last month that God told him last year that Trump would win the GOP nomination and that he believes Trump has been “raised up” to help pave the way for the Second Coming.

Amedia spoke with Steve Strang, the founder of the Pentecostal magazine Charisma, on Strang’s podcast on the day Donald Trump effectively won the Republican presidential nomination; the podcast was posted online last week.

Amedia told Strang that he was praying about the presidential election last summer when, to his surprise, God told him to do what he could to elect Trump.

“I really was not even thinking about Donald Trump as being a serious candidate,” he said. “And the Lord spoke very clearly to me, and he said to me, ‘This man is going to win the nomination and I want you to be ready to serve my cause when I call you.’”

When Strang expressed astonishment that Amedia received this message even as pundits were dismissing Trump’s chances, Amedia responded that this in fact “proves that the Lord’s hand is in this.”

“Only God can take imperfection and use someone like me and, I won’t speak for you, but maybe the vast majority of those who are listening and be able to somehow mold us into a victory in His name,” he said. “In this instance, it’s not because Donald Trump has heralded his faith or the name of God, but the Lord has put His favor upon him, and how amazing it is that the favor of God can overcome so many mistakes, so many bumbles, so many things that otherwise we would think would destroy somebody in business, destroy them in politics, destroy them in relationships. But yet it’s very evident it was the will of the Lord to do this and here we sit now.”

Amedia then told Strang that he believes there is “a skirmish going on” in the “heavenlies” right now that “is the beginnings of the preparation of the way of the coming of the Lord.”

As part of this preparation for the Second Coming, he said, a “breaker anointing” has taken place, giving Trump the power to break up “established norms” that have not served the “Kingdom of God.” (This is a reference to a passage in the Old Testament Book of Micah about the end of days.)

“And this breaker anointing is manifesting in so many different facets on earth today,” he said. “One of them is the political realm, one of them is right here in the United States, and I perceive that Donald Trump has been raised up with that breaker anointing to just begin to crush all of the strangleholds that have been placed upon this country. And, let’s face it, this country influences the world. And the positions that he’s taken, albeit in not quite the personality that you and I would walk out into, is accomplishing in establishing a lot of what were established norms and are established norms that haven’t been very effective at all on serving the principles of the Kingdom of God.”

Bryan Fischer: Premarital Sex 'Gives Legal Ground To Satan' To Control Your Relationship

Bryan Fischer kicked off his radio program today with a lesson from the Song of Solomon, warning that having sex before marriage gives Satan control over your relationship, which he then uses to foment marital problems later on.

"When an engaged couple has sex before they are married," he said, "it gives legal ground to Satan. It gives him some turf, it gives him some space, it gives him some part of that relationship over which he has control ... If it is misused, it is one of the ways in which Satan is given very powerful legal ground in a relationship."

"So one of the things I counsel married couples to do, if they had sex before they got marriage," he stated, "there may be problems they are encountering in their marriage relationship that stem from the fact that they gave ground to Satan before they ever got married and he's held on to that to that turf and he's used that turf to work damage to the relationship. So I urge them to go together before God, confess the sin of sexual immorality before marriage, claim His forgiveness, renounce any ground, any claim that Satan has made on the relationship, accept God's forgiveness and then move on with a fresh start."

Jonathan Cahn: Lesbian Kiss On TV Was 'A Fever Dream From Hell'

Televangelist Jim Bakker is a big fan of the work of End Times preacher Jonathan Cahn, even though last time Bakker became enthusiastic about a Cahn doomsday prophecy, he ended up making a long list of predictions that didn’t come true.

When the two chatted on Bakker’s show last week, they declared that President Obama’s support for LGBT rights and the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide proves that America has learned nothing from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and, as a result, God will open up the country to further judgment.

“This was the warning,” Bakker said of 9/11.

Cahn was particularly upset about a recent scene on the show “Once Upon a Time” in which two female characters kissed: “They had Little Red Riding Hood and Dorothy, this is on the air, making out, on television, making out, not just kissing. Red Riding Hood and Dorothy. Would you ever imagine? That’s like a fever dream from hell.”

Later, Bakker said that Ronald Reagan himself predicted when he was running for president in 1979 that America could soon “become as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Elizabeth Warren Report Slams GOP Obstruction Of Nominees

Since Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley is making sure that the committee he runs completely ignores Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination, one might think that he’s using the extra time to at least process the president’s many circuit and district nominees. Not!

While Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s brazen and unprecedented refusal to consider Garland has drawn a great deal of attention,  PFAW has long reported on how this obstruction, far from being unique to Garland, is an extension of how the Senate GOP has treated President Obama’s lower court nominees for most of his time in office.

Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made a tremendous contribution to the national conversation, issuing a new report entitled Going to Extremes: The Supreme Court and Senate Republicans’ Unprecedented Record of Obstruction of President Obama’s Nominees." The senator covers how Republicans have worked hard not to thoughtfully vet both judicial and executive branch nominations, but to slow down their confirmations as much as possible, or block their confirmations altogether.

She uses Senate Republicans’ own statements about the Garland nomination to show the disingenuousness of the rationales for obstruction they present to the public and demonstrates that their obstruction is unprecedented. And with a prosecutor’s efficiency, she makes the powerful case that the GOP has consistently and deliberately slow-walked or blocked altogether the president’s circuit and district court nominees, as well as his executive branch nominees.

Supported with facts and figures from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, Sen. Warren’s new report is a devastating indictment of a political party that has misused the confirmation process to prevent the executive and judicial branches from functioning effectively to protect consumers and workers, hold large corporations accountable, and protect equality.

As she notes in the report’s conclusion:

From the moment the Supreme Court vacancy arose, Senate Republicans linked arms in an attempt to deny President Obama the full authority of his office in the final year of his presidency. They cynically claimed they wish to “let the people decide,” but the people have already decided. Twice. They elected President Obama in 2008 by nine million votes and re-elected him in 2012 by five million votes. Republicans’ statements over many weeks have made clear that their true interest is what it has been for the past eight years: to block and hinder President Obama at every turn, dragging out or blocking outright the confirmation of nominees across the government and the courts.

As the report shows, the GOP has a shameful record of obstruction going back to President Obama’s first days in office.  The unprecedented blockade against Garland is only the apex of a pattern that has gone on for years.

Cross-posted from the PFAW blog.

AFA: Don’t Fund HIV/AIDS Research, Just Tell Gay People To 'Stop Doing What You’re Doing'

The American Family Association was not pleased with President Obama’s recent proclamation commemorating LGBT pride month, posting a video on its website last week taking particular issue with the president’s mention that his administration has “worked to strengthen our National HIV/AIDS Strategy to reduce new infections, increase access to care, and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV.”

In the video, AFA’s president, Tim Wildmon, it’s executive vice president, Ed Vitagliano, and Abe Hamilton, a public policy analyst, discuss the proclamation while standing in the group's offices, coffee cups in hand.

“You know, one of the real ironies of this proclamation is the president here cites the need for more funding for HIV/AIDS,” Wildmon said. “But, unlike Michelle Obama, who advocates that children stay off the sodas, he doesn’t advocate behavior change when it comes to homosexual behavior affecting your health. Abe, why doesn’t he say, ‘Stop doing what you’re doing and you won’t get AIDS’?”

“I think once again you highlight one of the glaring episodes of hypocrisy that comes from secular progressivism as applied to public policy,” Hamilton responded. “In terms of other health areas, well, you need to get exercise, you need to cut the sugars, you need to not eat sodas, but in terms of homosexuality, there’s no adjustment needed in your behavior, we just need to pour more money into treating the results of the behavior.”

“Even though it’s very provable that engaging in homosexual activity is dangerous to your health, in the same way that smoking is, or sugar, too much sugar, or anything of that nature,” Wildmon added.

Vitigliano took issue with the president’s call for Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which extend LGBT workplace protections nationwide, claiming that “the only ones I know that are getting fired in this country in 2016 are Christians because they oppose that proclamation and the ideas behind it.”

Perry Atkinson: Obama 'Has Been The Most Offensive Attack Against Christianity In The History Of The United States'

Last week, TheDove TV's Perry Atkinson interviewed right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein on his "Focus Today" program to discuss the Obama administration's appointment of a transgender woman, who was an official with the United Church of Christ, to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

During the conversation, Atkinson fumed about the guidelines released by the Obama administration for public schools on how to protect the rights of transgender students, declaring that while President Obama claims to be a Christian, "he himself has been the most offensive attack against Christianity in the history of the United States."

Bernstein responded that Obama is a self-proclaimed Muslim and that anyone who believes that he is a Christian is a conspiracy theorist.

"I'm not a birther," Bernstein said, "I am a truther and I believe the president when he repeatedly tells me over and over and over again that he is a practitioner of the Islamic faith. He is not a Christian and for anyone who thinks that he is, they, in fact, are the conspiracy theorists."

Jesse Lee Peterson: 'Soon There Will Not Be Enough Whites To Stop The Chaos'

Right-wing activist Jesse Lee Peterson responded to the violence that has broken out at recent anti-Donald Trump protests by claiming that it is just another example of the “children of Satan ... unleashing hell on white Americans.”

Peterson wrote in his WorldNetDaily column yesterday titled “Anti-Trump Violence Is Anti-White Hate” that “long before Trump came on the scene,” people of color were “waging war against whites, which represent the goodness of America.”

“If white Americans don’t take a stand, we’ll lose the country,” he wrote, citing demographic numbers showing the country become less white. “Soon there won’t be enough whites to stop the chaos.”

The children of Satan are unleashing hell on white Americans.

In San Jose, California, Hispanic thugs spit on and beat Trump supporters, kicked and jumped on their cars, and burned their belongings. The mob also burned American flags, chanted “F—k Donald Trump!” and screamed, “Make California Mexico again!”

Everywhere Trump goes, organized mobs of angry Hispanics, Black Lives Matter, LGBT, communists, Muslims and anarchists converge and attack his supporters.

What’s inciting these extremist hate groups? Is it the ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan? Is it Trump’s plan to build a wall?

These “people of color” and their supporters were full of rage long before Trump came on the scene. These people are evil. They are waging war against whites, which represent the goodness of America. They hate whites – especially white men – and want to take power away from them and redistribute wealth to destroy American freedom, rule of law and decency.

Over the last 50 years, feminists, LGBT groups, pro-illegal immigrant groups and Muslims have abused civil rights laws and are exploiting white liberals’ guilt for their selfish agenda. Unqualified radical minorities and liberal women have gotten into positions of power, and white males and traditional American values are under assault.

If white Americans don’t take a stand, we’ll lose the country. Soon there won’t be enough whites to stop the chaos. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population reached a new high of 55.4 million in 2014. As of July 1, 2014, there are more Hispanics living in California (14.99 million) than there are whites (14.92 million). Hispanics will account for about 49 percent of Californians by 2060.

Whites know they’re hated and scapegoated solely based on their race, and some feel hopeless. New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates alarming increases in death rates for middle-aged white Americans. White life expectancy is declining due to what one expert labeled “deaths of despair” – drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides and disease from chronic alcoholism.

Whites have allowed things to spiral out of control, and they’re looking for someone to speak up for them. In Trump, they see a courageous, albeit imperfect, fighter who is willing to speak the truth and lead.

America’s enemies know their days are numbered. Obama has emboldened them over the past eight years, but Trump is helping to expose evil.

The hatred displayed by Hispanic thugs in San Jose is not so much about Donald Trump. It’s about stopping “Whitey” and destroying America. When more Americans understand this, we can unite against the real enemies of freedom and restore order in our nation.

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