Earlier this month, a "National Diversity Coalition for Trump" was formed by the GOP presidential frontrunner's lawyer Michael Cohen for the purpose of, in the words of one of the group's leaders, demonstrating to voters that Donald Trump is "not racist, misogynist, sexist or Islamophobic." Trump is reportedly scheduled to meet with this group today and we are not at all surprised to see that Lance Wallnau is listed among the group members.
Wallnau, as we've noted before, is a leading proponent of Seven Mountains dominionism, the idea that Christians are to "do whatever is necessary" to take control of all aspects of the culture, such as business, educaiton and the media, in order to implement the will of God throughout the world. Wallnau is especially concerned with gaining control over the "mountain of government" because he believes that it is currently under the control of Satan ... and he seems to believe that Trump just might be the man to finally claim it for Christ.
As he declared in a video that he uploaded to his Facebook page last year, Wallnau has been leading "a group of people that are praying for and encouraging Mr. Donald Trump" because "God has given this man an anointing for the mantle of government in the United States and he will prosper!"
Also among the members of diversity coalition is Frances Rice of the National Black Republican Association, who absurdly claimed a few years ago that the GOP's infamous "Southern Strategy" was an effort by the Republican Party to get "fair-minded" non-racist voters in the South to stop supporting the racist Democratic Party.
"That strategy was designed to get the fair-minded people in the South to stop discriminating against blacks and to stop supporting a party that did not share their values," she said. "So those fair-minded ones who migrated to the Republican Party did so. They joined us, we did not join the racists."
On Friday's radio program, Bryan Fischer interviewed Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center about the new DirecTV program "You Me Her" which, according to press reports, "centers around a three-way romantic relationship involving a suburban married couple."
Fischer and Gainor were predictably outraged about the show, with Gainor decrying it for "putting a nuclear weapon under the nuclear family and destroying it."
Just 20 years ago, Fischer said, the idea of gay marriage would have been "unthinkable" but now polygamy is being openly prompted on television and this "cultural rot is becoming mainstream."
Gainor agreed, fuming that "if ISIS were to launch a widespread media propaganda campaign tearing down American culture, targeting Christianity, targeting American children for depravity ... we would declare war on them. And in fact, Hollywood does it every single day, probably every single minute."
"Hollywood is the most irresponsible use of power we have ever seen," Gainor stated.
A supporter of the bill to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee says that the measure’s opponents in the government are almost “saying that we have to substitute hostility towards religion for a tolerance and acceptance of religion.”
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right.
While Sarah Palin concentrates on fighting the supposed myth of climate change, Franklin Graham and other conservatives are warning about the imminent dangers of LGBT rights.
5) Sarah Palin Debunks Climate Science
Noted climate science expert Sarah Palin was invited to publicize the recent film “Climate Hustle,” which, according to the Guardian, “dismisses global warming as an excuse for government takeover and makes the outrageously false claim that rising carbon emissions are beneficial.”
Anyone with doubts about the film’s claims can rest assured that Palin has attested to its scientific accuracy. The former half-term Alaska governor promoted the film at an event hosted by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who just so happens to chair the House committee on science, space and technology.
The former vice-presidential nominee admitted she did not believe scientists about anything any more – and appealed to presidential contenders to intervene, somehow.
“The science is kind of getting thrown out of the window in discussions about changes in the weather,” Palin said. “It’s something that our candidates should be talking about and giving us their view on and hopefully acknowledging that it needs to become in the science community less political. Otherwise, it leads us to believe that so many things then coming from the scientists could be bogus. If this is bogus, what else are they trying to tell us and control us around?”
To Palin’s mind, efforts by government, business leaders, campaigners – and yes, scientists like Nye – to fight climate change were a mere smokescreen for a huge power grab. She did not say by whom.
Palin said that climate science experts have a “political,” “predetermined agenda” and “have studied the data that they are erroneously delivering to the public to make us think that we can somehow change the weather and how they do that is to grow government and allow the government to have more control over us, our homes, our businesses, our families, our lives, and it’s quite unfortunate because these people must be purposely doing this, right?”
“Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” she declared.
4) Gay Civil War
Conservative blogger Michael Ware is very concerned about the prospect of a coming civil war.
Ware writes that just as slavery was the “wedge” that kept “pushing the North and South apart,” now America is divided by “the economic and political bullying” of states that are “unwilling to give these perverse people the legal club with which to beat the church into submission.”
What we have to ask is: is this a replay of the events that led to that bloody conflict fought between Americans from 1861-1865? Is the Unitarian playbook now being used by the Homosexual agenda to finish the destruction they started in the Church?
Or is it just coincidence that the same things are being said about the church? Are these people just pouting or are they preparing to devour our rights?
It sure looks as if the same people are again the target of their vile threatening. We must pray for deliverance from such a situation, and from such a beast.
3) Gay Socialism
While Ware thinks that the gay rights movement is leading to war, WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush believes that the movement is part of a gradual effort to introduce socialism.
He writes this week that liberals are only “concerned about the supposed rights of homosexuals, transvestites and assorted sexual deviants” because they are determined to establish a “socialist state,” and can only do so by “disenfranchising” anyone who gets in their way. LGBT equality, he writes, “negates the civil liberties of the majority” and “opens the door to ever-increasing institutional oppression of the majority faction.”
“Once this has been accomplished, not only does the doctrine of the majority no longer effectively supersede the will of the State, but the State is now free to impose secular doctrines, laws and regulations that are more conducive to state control and manipulation of the populace in every area of their lives,” Rush writes. “Thus, it becomes clear that the ‘struggle for LGBT rights’ in America is and has always been nothing more than a pretext for the complete disenfranchisement of Christians.”
2) Franklin Graham’s Diagnosis
Franklin Graham took his Decision America tour to Montgomery, Alabama, this week, where he told the crowd that the devil is behind the separation of church and state “lie” and that communist secularism is taking control of America.
“When I think of the sins of this country, well, where do you begin to list them? Abortion, the murder of children in a mother's womb. Millions. Same sex marriage, the flaunting and celebrating of this sin.”
Drawing on his childhood memories of the Cold War, Graham argued that “enemies” are engaged in warfare for the spiritual salvation of the United States.
“As the [Berlin] wall came down, secularism began to creep into Washington. It crept into our universities, into our state capitols, it got into our city government. There’s no difference between secularism and communism. They’re both godless. Both are godless. And godless secularism is now taking control of our governments.”
“You say, but Franklin, how about separation of church and state? What about it? Let me tell you that’s just a lie that the enemy uses to try to keep your mouth shut.”
In a long rant that has something to do with aspartame, Alex Jones says that Beck “was hired right before 9/11 and gotten ready to come out to be the synthetic Alex Jones,” telling InfoWars viewers that Beck “watched weeks of my videos and shows” and was told, “Take this and mix it with Oprah.”
“He’s a mixture of Oprah Winfrey and Alex Jones, all in a big, weird doughboy’s body,” Jones said. “A cult leader. A Nellie high priest.”
Ryan Anderson, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation, has become a popular speaker at social conservative events because of his ability to voice opposition to marriage equality in a kinder, gentler and more reasonable-sounding way. He perfectly illustrated this tone in a speech to a Cleveland Right to Life convention last month, in which he urged audience members to invite gay people into their homes and families … as a way to show them that they don’t need marriage rights.
Holding up the model of “crisis pregnancy centers,” which attempt to dissuade women from seeking abortions, Anderson asked what “the functional equivalent” would be “for people with same-sex attractions.”
“The question is going to be, if we’re not in favor of same-sex marriage, what are we in favor of for people with same-sex attractions and how are we helping them live out their vocations?” he asked.
He noted the work of groups like Courage, the Catholic organization that counsels gay people to remain chaste, but said that individuals also have a role to play.
“There’s a universal human desire for friendship, for companionship,” he said. “We all have a need for relationships that matter. So when Thanksgiving comes around, when Christmas comes around, are you inviting a same-sex attracted colleague or friend or member of your church who isn’t married and doesn’t have a family of his or her own, are you inviting them into your family to share Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner? Are you having them be big brother or big sister, godfather or godmother to your children if they’re not going to be married and have children of their own? Are there ways in which we can show that there are other forms of community that matter, that are important, that are meaningful, without having to redefine marriage?”
Referring to the last lines of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in the Obergefell marriage equality case, Anderson said, “This is now an opportunity for people who believe the truth about marriage to show that Justice Kennedy is wrong, that we can meet people’s real needs without redefining what marriage is.”
Yesterday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a bill that would have made the Bible the state's official book and American Family Radio's Bryan Fischer kicked off his radio program today by declaring that, in doing so, Haslam "was doing the devil's work."
Citing Psalm 119, Fischer said that studying the Bible "imparts understanding to the simple," which is why Satan is "so intent on keeping the word of God out of our public school system."
Fischer said that Haslam and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, who recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed the Bible to be used in public school instruction, were both doing the work of the devil.
Otter and Haslam, Fischer said, were cooperating "with the agenda of Satan, who hates the Bible, [who] hates the word of God."
Televangelist Jim Bakker invited Dr. Dennis Lindsay on to his program on Wednesday to discuss Lindsay’s latest discovery in the realm of Creation Science: the truth behind Stonehenge.
Hold on to your hats: Stonehenge, it turns out, was built by giants who were created by Satan.
Lindsay told Bakker that these giants were tools of the devil, who seeks to destroy Israel because “he’s out to destroy God’s creation and his whole plan of redemption and contaminate the human race.”
But Satan wants to “have his own seed and make his own family,” Lindsay explained, and so he created a race of giants who would attack Israel.
“He build his little squatter’s hut up there on the Temple Mount, you know that temple, because he knows what the Bible says about that place,” he said. “I weaved through why and what is the evidence for giant beings on this earth. We all know about Stonehenge, right? That’s just one of hundreds and hundreds of gigantic places around the world that testify that some sort of supernatural power or giants were involved in its construction.”
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck sat down with Drew Ryun, political director of the pro-Ted Cruz Trusted Leadership super PAC, where they assured everyone that the notoriouslyuniversallyhated Republican presidential candidate is actually really nice and funny and well-liked.
Young people, in particular, love Cruz, Ryun asserted, because "he is one of the most likeable people you will ever meet" and "he resonates with them."
Beck was in complete agreement, saying that young people on his staff are constantly telling him that Cruz "is the nicest guy [they have] ever seen, and funny."
In a Washington Post poll released yesterday, 50 percent of young adults and 53 percent of voters overall had an unfavorable opinion of Cruz.
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, an association of county sheriffs who believe that they have the power to resist federal laws and arrest federal officials who they believe are violating the Constitution, is attempting to get more sheriffs who adhere to its ideology elected by launching a candidate survey that asks under what circumstances candidates for sheriff would be willing to buck the federal government.
In one survey question, CSPOA asks potential sheriffs what they would do if they were ordered to “cite or arrest” citizens who refuse to participate in “nationalized healthcare,” a question that appears to be based on the myth that those who refuse to buy a health insurance plan or pay a fee will be put in jail:
Congress has just recently passed nationalized healthcare. It appears that all citizens will be required by “law” to participate in this federal healthcare regulation. If citizens in your jurisdiction refuse to accept or use this federal program and you are ordered to cite or arrest such “troublemakers,” what will you do?
a. Warn my citizens ahead of time to make sure they all use federal healthcare to prevent any of them from going to jail for failure to comply.
b. Help federal agents serve warrants on anyone and everyone who might be found violating the healthcare laws in my county/parish.
c. I will serve any court order and enforce all laws, regardless of my personal feelings about such laws.
d. I will never enforce any such law or serve any warrants from any court to arrest citizens for refusing to participate in any federal program; not for healthcare or anything else. In fact, I will stand next to my constituents and put myself on the line to protect them from such abuse.
Another question asks what candidates would do if the federal government or the UN launched “door to door gun confiscation”:
If the Federal Government or the United Nations were to implement a policy of door to door gun confiscation in your jurisdiction, what would you do?
a. Help them confiscate the guns.
b. Interpose myself on behalf of the people to protect their right to keep and bear arms.
c. Not interfere one way or the other. A sheriff has no authority to stop the Federal Government from doing anything.
d. I don't worry about such a scenario as this would never happen in America
Earlier this week, Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone appeared on “The Alex Jones Show” to discuss developments in the GOP presidential primary race, including the news that CNN and MSNBC have banned him from making appearances on their networks.
“It’s something you would expect from the Nazis,” Stone said of the decision by the networks. “First we’re banning people, then we’re banning books, then we’re banning movies, next thing you know we’re burning books.”
Attorneys for David Daleiden, the activist who led the undercover smear campaign against Planned Parenthood last year, are trying to geta grand jury indictment of him dismissed in Texas, claiming that it was politically motivated. But Daleiden’s mentor, who has conducted many of his own sham investigations of abortion providers, acknowledged at an anti-abortion conference last month that the young activist “made some mistakes” that might have led him to run afoul of the law.
Mark Crutcher heads a group called Life Dynamics, which pioneered some of the undercover tactics that Daleiden used to go after Planned Parenthood and conducted a similar debunked investigation involving abortion providers’ handling of fetal tissue in the late 1990s. He has also trained right-wing activists James O’Keefe and Lila Rose, is now training what he hopes will be “a whole army of David Daleidens” to infiltrate abortion providers across the country.
Crutcher spoke last month at a conference sponsored by Cleveland Right to Life, where he said that his training efforts meant that he would have “at least 100 professional intel operatives” in abortion providers ty the end of the year.
At the end of Crutcher’s presentation, the event moderator, referring to the indictment of Daleiden by a grand jury that had been convened to investigate his claims about Planned Parenthood, asked Crutcher why “it seems like the good guys are getting indicted and the bad guys are getting away.”
Crutcher responded that he always trains his staff and students how to get what they want without breaking the law, but that Daleiden didn’t listen to all of his advice.
“I’m not going to get into details about this,” he said, “but David made some mistakes that we warned him about. Renee [Hobbs] and I were on the phone with him for many, many hours over the years that he was doing this, but David got caught up in youthful exuberance. And I tried to tell him, I said, ‘David, you’re making some mistakes here and that’s going to cost you.’ I said, ‘And youthful exuberance always loses out to old age and treachery, and I’m old and treacherous, so I’ve been down this trail.’ But he made some mistakes, and I don’t want to get into the details of that.”
“What you have to understand, this is an argument that I tried to get over to David: Anything that you want to do in an intelligence-gathering environment that’s illegal, you can find a way to do it legally,” he added.
Former one-term Florida Tea Party congressman Allen West is ready to stand up and serve his country as the Republican vice presidential nominee, he told talk radio host Jeffrey Kuhner on Wednesday.
When Kuhner asked West if he would every consider running for president himself, West responded that it’s “just not my nature as a soldier” to go out “seeking political office” (an odd statement coming from someone who has run for Congress three times), but “my nature as a soldier is to serve and to step up when my country needs me, so I’m standing by.”
“I’m always ready to, if the American people need me back, I’m here, I’m ready to go,” he said.
Kuhner asked if that means he’d be willing to run for vice president if the Republican nominee asked him; West responded that if God and his wife were okay with it, he was in.
“If God is approving and my wife and my two daughters are of approval, then I would say, ‘You’ve got your guy and let’s get at it,’” he said.
Yesterday, Alex Jones spoke with Kamal Saleem, whose fanciful tales about serving as an Islamic terrorist havebeenroundlydiscredited, about what Saleem sees as an alliance of Islamists, liberals, socialists, fascists, gay rights supporters and abortion rights advocates who are working together to create a one-world government that will throw the world into the End Times.
Saleem told Jones that “the isms are coming together: Islamism, socialism, secularism, fascism, liberalism, secularism, all of them are part of the ism movement for the Last Days and they are united together for a one-world order” and “world government.”
Saleem, who appeared to be reading off a list of talking points throughout the interview, said that the “New World Order” is targeting Christians and Jews by trying to “take God and prayers out of education system, reduce parental authority over children, destroy the traditional Christian family structure, if sex is free then abortion should be legal and free, make divorce applicable to everybody so marriage has no value, homosexuality to be alternative lifestyle, debase art and make it to run man, use media to promote and change mindsets.”
“InfoWars” is a perfect place for Saleem to offer his analysis of current events.
Saleem predicted that at the beginning of 2013, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would impose a “hate crime bill which will subjugate American people to be arrested and put to jail and their churches and synagogues shut down” and “break the First Amendment and Second Amendment.”
President Obama, Saleem says, will invite ISIS terrorists into America to commit terrorist attacks in order for him to “establish martial law” and stay in office indefinitely.
He has also claimed that the White House established an Islamic “shadow government” that is in part led by a non-existent Obama family babysitter: “Our President’s babysitter wears abaya and keffiyeh just like those ninjas, you don’t see her face everything is covered, that’s the babysitter of his children.”
Christian, Jewish and business leaders, according to Saleem, are all pushing the Islamist agenda, and now there are even many U.S. generals “who swore to destroy the United States of America.”
Earlier this week, Glenn Beck broadcast his radio program from home because his good friend Ted Cruz was visiting, hanging out and using Beck's home to shoot footage for his presidential campaign.
As Beck noted when he returned to the studio the following day, it's pretty weird that someone who might become the president was just hanging out in Beck's kitchen.
"Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit with Ted Cruz," Beck stated, "and it was really a remarkable day. At one point, they were shooting some things for the campaign, they used my yard to shoot some things outside and I was standing there, I'm watching the crew work and they're working on the language in his speech and everything else and I'm just standing back on the driveway and I'm just watching this thing happen and I look at my wife and I said, 'I can't believe that the guy who might possibly be the president of the United States is at our house, is on our lawn."
"It was just bizarre," he stated. "I've been friends with him for a while, but it's weird to think that this guy might now be the president of the United States and you know him. And so he was walking back into the house and I said, 'Ted, I don't mean to be weird here, but it's really weird to think that you might the president of the United States and you're in my kitchen.'"
Back in February, we wondered what exactly Ted Cruz’s position on the anti-abortion strategy of fetal “personhood" was. At a campaign stop in Iowa, Cruz said that he hasn’t “supported personhood legislation,” but over the past several years the Texas senator had made several statements supportive of personhood laws and amendments, which would outlaw all abortion and could even jeopardize some forms of birth control.
True to form, when Cruz was asked directly about his stance on “personhood” today, he dodged the question, saying that he didn’t want to talk about “labels.”
Eliza Collins at Politico reports that according to a partial transcript of an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that will be broadcast tonight, Cruz was not eager to clarify his views about the issue:
Pointing to the Texas senator's past history of wavering before eventually signing a pledge promising to support a personhood amendment to the Constitution in 2015, Todd asked, “Where are you on personhood? Are you going to pursue this as an agenda or are you just simply supporting the idea? Do you know what I mean by the difference?”
“Well listen, some of the labels in this debate can get confusing because different people mean different things about labels. I don’t want to get in a back and forth on labels,” Cruz responded. “I believe every human life is a gift from God and we should cherish and protect and celebrate them.”
Cruz … declined to answer when pressed if he thinks IUDs, which some conservatives oppose, are an acceptable form of contraceptive.
Todd then returned to personhood, asking: "Are you going to pursue it as an addendum?”
“I told you I’m not going to get into the labels, but what I will say is we should protect life. But I’m not interested in anything that restricts birth control. And I’m not interested in anything that restricts in vitro fertilization because I think parents who are struggling to create life, to have a child, that is a wonderful thing,” Cruz said, dodging further questions from Todd.
“Well, no one is questioning whether you’re pro-life. This is a different. That’s why I’m asking. Would you pursue this?” Todd asked again.
“I will happily support anything that protects life. And protecting life is a value that matters. Whether it is stopping partial birth abortion, which I think is a barbarism. Or whether it is fairly enforcing the criminal laws against Planned Parenthood. You know, a few months ago, we had this series of videos that were horrifying,” Cruz said.
Cruz is correct to say that the “personhood” label can “mean different things”… but he has in the past endorsed nearly every one of those different meanings.
One “personhood” strategy is to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring that personhood begins at conception, which would not only overturn Roe v. Wade but would actively outlaw abortion nationwide; Cruz endorsed that strategy when he signed a pledge for a Georgia anti-abortion group last year.
Another strategy is to pass statewide “personhood” amendments, which would create challenges to Roe v. Wade in the courts; Cruz endorsed that strategy in a video address he recorded in South Carolina in February.
“Personhood” can also mean the dubious effort to bypass Roe v. Wade by simply passing federal legislation declaring that embryos and fetuses are “persons” under the Constitution; Cruz said last year that such a strategy would “absolutely” work.
So, Cruz has pledged to support a federal amendment, praised state-level amendments, and endorsed a federal legislative strategy all aimed at establishing legal “personhood” for zygotes and fetuses, but also says that he has never “supported personhood legislation.”
It’s no wonder he doesn’t want to talk about labels.
As we noted this morning, the hubbub over Donald Trump’s comments about legal punishment for women who have abortions has shone a spotlight on the anti-abortion movement’s uncertainty about how to handle women who seek illegal abortions if the procedure is recriminalized.
While many in the anti-choice movement try to avoid talking about this issue publicly, it is something that activists who are more thoughtful than Donald Trump probably can’t help but consider as they shape their views.
Frank Pavone, the head of Priests for Life, gave an interesting glimpse into the way some anti-choice activists think about the punishment issue this week when he said that if abortion is recriminalized, women who have abortions are unlikely to face murder charges because they could show that they faced “pressure” or “confusion” in their decision. When he was pressed further on the issue, Pavone floated the possibility of legal punishment for “accomplices” — like someone who brings a woman to get an abortion — and seemed to suggest that the law could also punish women who are insufficiently remorseful about having the procedure.
This is not the first time that Priests for Life has tried to address the issue. A few years ago, Bryan Kemper, who heads youth outreach for Priests for Life through his group Stand True Ministries, grappled with this question on his blog and concluded that if abortion is to become illegal nationwide, as is the goal of the anti-abortion movement, then women who obtain abortions would indeed have to be treated as murderers.
Kemper wrote in 2012 that the question of what to do about women who have abortions if the procedure is recriminalized is “one of the toughest questions to answer as a pro-lifer” but that the obvious answer is unavoidable if you “truly believe that a child in the womb is a full human person.” He continued:
I admit there is an emotional element to this that can blur the issue. I know that no one wants to go throwing thousands of women in prison. It is sincerely a tough question.
Lets change the direction we look at this however. Just like in my debates against pro-abortion advocates, I would steer away from the distractions and focus on the core issue. What is abortion? Abortion is the killing of a human person. Just like stabbing a three old on a playground is killing a human person, stabbing a baby in the womb is also killing a human person.
If we establish a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution declaring that children are full human persons from the moment of fertilization, then we must treat them as such.
When the woman in Texas drowned her five children several years ago, what was your thought on her punishment? Did you believe because she had some rough times at home she should be excused from what she did? The fact is, she killed her five children and had to answer to the law. While we might feel sorry for her emotional state, we must also want justice for the five children who were killed.
In the same way, we must look at the children in the womb as equal in value as the children who were drowned and demand justice for them also. We can certainly feel empathy for what a woman might be going through, however, that cannot change the fact that she has broken the law and ended the life of her child. We know there is forgiveness is Christ, but justice must also be served. If we make a separate law and separate punishment for someone who has an abortion then we are saying that the child in the womb is somehow not as valuable then any other human person killed. If we say that intentionally killing one child is less of a crime then intentionally killing another child, then our whole argument for life is destroyed.
Conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones spoke today with a caller who said that he prophesied the September 11 attacks by reading the Book of Daniel and that he has “calculated” that the End Times will really get into high gear on December 1 of this year.
Jones said that the caller was spot on, describing events that he believes prove we are witnessing “biblical End-Times-type scenarios.”
“I sure hope you’re right,” Jones said. “I sure wish this would all stop right now and God would come down here and fix this and show all these evil people how things really work. All I know is the elite are running around, just like Revelations says, hiding in the mountains, hiding in the caves, hiding in the underground fortresses.”
Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel released a statement yesterday urging churches to cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America, claiming that the group’s acceptance of gay members jeopardizes “the safety of their young boys,” and encouraging churches to instead partner with a group, Trail Life USA, that was explicitlycreated to discriminate against gay people:
"The once great Boy Scouts of America has taken a great fall when it changes the longstanding policy to allow homosexual scout leaders and members. This change in policy is fraught with danger. While there are ways for churches to protect their integrity and the safety of their young boys, the best alternative is to abandon the scouts because the scouts abandoned them. Trail Life USA is the best alternative to the failed BSA program," said Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver. "Liberty Counsel will continue to defend the right of churches to make employment and volunteer decisions based on church religious beliefs and the teachings of the Bible," said Staver.
Staver, a longtime anti-gay activist who received national attention for representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in her quest to deny marriage licenses to gay people, urged people to leave the Scouts last year because the group’s gay members would sexually abuse children and turn the organization into “a playground for pedophiles.”
On today's "Prophetic Perspectives on Current Events" program, Rick Joyner explained that everything that is wrong in America today is rooted in having kicked God out of the public square but can all be reversed by simply turning back to God.
"We are sure making a mess of things without Him," Joyner said, "and it's been the result of trying to do things without Him. You can see the meltdown of our republic in all the things now that have built up to be such threats to our continued existence began when we said we're not even going to allow prayer to God in our public places. Well, you kick God out and you're on your own."
"We're at the end. We're about to totally destroy the earth and ourselves," Joyner stated, noting that this is exactly was the Bible predicts will happen before Jesus returns.
"The simple answer to every one of our national problems is to turn back to God," he concluded. "As long as God was our Lord and we honored Him as such, we were an unbelievably blessed nation and then from the very point — you can mark it to the year — when we said, 'God we don't want you in our public places anymore, we don't even want the mention of you, we don't want people praying to you,' we basically said, 'God, we don't want you any more in our country,' boy, it started the tailspin."