Fighting the Right

Frank Gaffney: Khizr Khan Wants To Promote Sharia Law

Unsurprisingly, Frank Gaffney is joining the right-wing smear campaign against Khizr Khan, alleging in an interview today with Breitbart News that Khan is “lying for the faith” and “absolutely” wants to install Sharia law in the U.S. Of course, there is no evidence of this other than a bogus blog post by a pair of extremist activists and a Breitbart article linking Khan to a law firm that has ties to Saudi Arabia … and also to Donald Trump.

Gaffney also played defense for Trump by claiming that the GOP presidential candidate is merely trying to prevent “jihadists” from entering the country.

However, Trump has advocated for a sweeping ban on all Muslims from entering the U.S., and even cited a discredited poll conducted by Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy to justify his blanket ban.

Walid Shoebat: Khizr Khan Was Practicing Muslim Tradition Of 'Deception'

Walid Shoebat, the anti-Muslim activist whose recent article smearing Donald Trump critic Khizr Khan and his late son Humayun was hyped by Trump advisers on Twitter, spoke yesterday with St. Louis radio host Marc Cox, where he claimed that Khan’s speech to the Democratic National Committee was part of a Muslim tradition of “propaganda” and “deception” and suggested that Muslims who join the military, like Khan’s late son, do so in order to fight secular governments in the Middle East.

“So, these guys know how to speak,” he said of Khan. “We from the Middle East — I was a Muslim — we know propaganda since the U.S. was in diapers. We were there for a thousand-some years creating propaganda. So people need to understand, a bleeding-heart Muslim can cry in the TV and can lure millions. They know what they’re doing. And so it’s called ‘taqiyya al-muruna.’ People need to look up ‘Muslim Brotherhood muruna,’ they need to understand those concepts of deception, but they don’t. They simply think that if his son died in Iraq, that means this man is a patriot.”

“Well, many Muslims joined the military in Iraq and Syria, they joined to fight the secular governments,” he continued. “To the Islamist mindset, the U.S. is doing a service for the Islamist cause. Look at the Iraq today. What’s happening? It’s about to become Iran. Look at Syria: the ousting of Bashar al-Assad, for what? Why did we oust Muammar al-Qaddafi? Today Hillary Clinton is bombing ISIS in Libya. Wasn’t she the one that went to England and France and urged the whole world to bomb Muammar al-Qaddafi? Wasn’t it Huma Abedin who showed the photo of Muammar al-Qaddafi with a stick in his anus and she was laughing?

“I mean, excuse me, who removed all these secular governments in the Middle East? Who? And who is doing the work for the Islamists? The United States military. So is a U.S. soldier serving his country? That’s what he thinks, and he’s naïve. He’s serving a political agenda of Obama and Hillary Clinton.”

Pat Boone: 'God Has Lifted His Hand Of Protection From The United States Of America'

In a column yesterday, conservative activist and musician Pat Boone declared that “God has lifted His hand of protection from the United States of America,” claiming that the use of food stamps, the national debt and ISIS terrorism are all signs that “we’re pretty much on our own now.”

While Boone expressed dismay about both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, he said that there is a chance that Trump will “seek to do the will of God if elected.”

Instead of “Morning in America,” we have 20 trillion in unpayable debt, dollar bills worth about 0 cents in purchasing power, CIA reports of festering ISIS cells in all 50 states and 47 million citizens on food stamps.

Following a president and attorney general who refuse to enforce existing immigration laws, we have a candidate who intends to admit 80,000 Syrian refugees into this country, while both the FBI and CIA guarantee there will be many trained terrorists in that number.

How can our beloved country have deteriorated so drastically? I’ll tell you how.

God has lifted His hand of protection from the United States of America.

In effect, He’s saying, “You as a people have increasingly let me know you don’t need me, you don’t even want me, to guide and determine your affairs. So … have it your way. Try it on your own for a while, and see how it goes.”

We’re pretty much on our own now.



If God can use an ass for His purpose … He can use a Donald Trump, for example. Or, of course, a Hillary Clinton. The question: Which one, if either, will actually look to Him, seek His will and not “political correctness” in the crucial decisions that will determine our future?

How will we choose? How to decide? I quote from Mae West, “If I have to choose between two evils, I’ll go with the one I haven’t tried.”

One we’ve tried, and know perhaps too well. The other is unknown, but will he seek to do the will of God if elected?

This is what we do now: Ask God to make plain to us His choice. Is there yet another David to confront our Goliath?

Anti-LGBT Congressman Tim Huelskamp Loses Re-Election Bid

Last night, Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp lost his race for re-election to a primary challenger who said that the three-term congressman’s tense relationship with House leadership was detrimental to the congressional district.

While LGBT issues did not play a major role in the campaign, Huelskamp’s hardline anti-LGBT stances made him a favorite of the Religious Right.

At a 2014 National Organization for Marriage rally, he told “real men” to “stand up” against same-sex marriage in order to protect “your woman” and warned that marriage equality would “destroy the institution of marriage and of [the] family.”

Huelskamp even appeared in an insane anti-gay documentary directed by activist Janet Porter and has repeatedly claimed that marriage equality is harmful to children and amounts to an attack on Jesus Christ.

The “radical homosexual agenda,” according to Huelskamp, is destroying the military and freedom in America.

As Think Progress reported back in 2012, Huelskamp has put his words into action:

The most anti-gay member of Congress has been freshman Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS). As the author of his state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages and civil unions, during his previous tenure as a state senator, his anti-gay fervor in Washington is not unexpected. In his first 18 months, he has authored an amendment to ban a directive that allows military chaplains to voluntarily solemnize same-sex unions, an amendment to “prohibit the use of funds to be used in contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act,” and a bill to ban the use of military facilities for any same-sex unions. He also co-sponsored three measures to criticize the Obama administration for not defending the Defense of Marriage Act, to direct the Speaker of the House to defend the law instead, and to delay implementation of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal.

Fortunately for the Religious Right, there are still many anti-LGBT lawmakers who will carry on Huelskamp’s work in Congress.

Walid Shoebat: Khizr Khan Supports Clinton Because He Wants War In The Middle East

Walid and Theodore Shoebat, the father-son duo whose baseless article claiming that Khizr Khan is a Muslim Brotherhood spy has been promoted by two Donald Trump aides, joined Detroit radio host Frank Beckmann yesterday, where they continued to smear Khan, his wife, Ghazala, and their deceased son, Humayun.

Trump and has allies have launched a sustained attack against the Khan family, who lost Humayun when he was fighting for the U.S. Army in Iraq, after Khizr Khan delivered a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention slamming Trump for his anti-Muslim politics.

Beckmann asked the Shoebats why “a devout, Sharia-based Muslim like Mr. Khan” would back Hillary Clinton for president if “Sharia believes that women have a secondary role to men in life.”

“That’s a very good question,” Walid Shoebat replied. “Because if, really, Khan does not want warfare in the Middle East, he would back Trump. Trump wants to pull out of the Middle East, he doesn’t want war in the Middle East. Khan wants war in the Middle East because the whole process for an Islamist Sharia promoter is to the removal of all secular governments in the Middle East.”

Theodore Shoebat, who has a long record of over-the-top extremism, including calling for the deaths of gay people, women who have abortions and Hillary Clinton, added later in the interview that Humayun Khan, and presumably others who died in Iraq, should not be called a “hero” because “the only freedom that he died for is the freedom for Iran to invade Iraq.”

“Khan is conning everybody,” he said. “Everyone’s acting like he’s some sort of patriotic parent. If anything, he’s using the death of his son to get leverage. And here’s another thing. They say that his son is a hero and that he died for our freedoms. Well, let’s be very clear. How did he die for American freedoms? The only freedom that he died for is the freedom for Iran to invade Iraq, because that’s what the removal of Saddam did.”

Beckmann cautiously contradicted him, saying, “We may bear suspicions but I don’t know if we can prove that right now.”

Bryan Fischer Rewrites History Regarding His Feud With Mitt Romney

American Family Radio's Bryan Fischer has an amazing ability to "misremember" history, especially when doing so allows him to conveniently ignore his own well-documented record of unmitigated bigotry.

In the latest example, Fischer dedicated a portion of his radio program yesterday to promoting the upcoming Values Voter Summit, which ended with him recounting that the last time he spoke at the annual event back in 2011, he was denounced from the stage by Mitt Romney, who would go on to secure the Republican presidential nomination:

Our values ennoble the citizen, and they strengthen the nation. We should remember that decency and civility are values too. One of the speakers who will follow me today, has crossed that line I think. Poisonous language does not advance our cause. It has never softened a single heart nor changed a single mind. The blessings of faith carry the responsibility of civil and respectful debate. The task before us is to focus on the conservative beliefs and the values that unite us – let no agenda, narrow our vision or drive us apart.

In Fischer's retelling of the episode, he falsely claimed that Romney attacked him because he had criticized the Romney campaign for hiring a national security and foreign policy spokesman, Richard Grenell, who was openly gay:

In reality, Romney criticized Fischer because of his long history of unapologetic bigotry and not because of the Grenell incident, which didn't occur until months after Romney called him out from the stage. It was, in fact, because Fischer was so outraged by Romney's criticism of him that he waged his one-man war against Grenell in the first place, which ultimately resulted in Grenell resigning from the Romney campaign.

The Trump Test -- Searching for Decency

This piece was originally published in Inside Sources.

What first seemed like faux pas and jabs at political correctness by Donald Trump have turned out to be a series of deeply troubling revelations about his malignant character and his seemingly pathological dishonesty. Trump’s campaign is providing Republican Party officials with repeated tests of their character, tests that they are failing again and again, to the long-term detriment of their party and our country.

Consider Trump’s devotion to — in his words — “getting even.” As he promised during the Republican primary, “Anybody who hits me, we’re gonna hit them 10 times harder.” He’s given us many examples, including his declaration during a rhetorical feud with Sen. John McCain that McCain (and by implication other prisoners of war) was not a war hero because he had been captured. “I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said.

This Trump trait was on full display during the Democratic convention. When retired four-star general John Allen criticized Trump over his support for torture and other violations of international law, Trump responded by calling Allen a “failed general.” Michael Bloomberg, who Trump had previously called a “fantastic” mayor, became a “disaster” who “couldn’t get elected dog catcher.”

Most notoriously, Trump attacked Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Muslim parents of an American soldier who was killed in Iraq. Khizr Khan challenged Trump’s vow to block Muslims from entering the United States, speaking movingly about his son’s sacrifice and asking Trump if he had ever read the U.S. Constitution. Trump considered this criticism a “vicious” attack, and responded to the family’s loss with shameful religious bigotry and innuendo.

When his actions generated significant outrage, Trump did not acknowledge error or apologize. Instead, his allies are doubling down on Trump’s bigotry. Mike Huckabee, for example, has flatly denied the fact of Trump’s repeated vow to block Muslims from entering the United States. Trump confidant Roger Stone and campaign adviser Al Baldasaro both promoted a stunningly irresponsible post from fringe extremists alleging that Khan is a Muslim Brotherhood agent and suggesting that his son was an Islamist double agent who was killed before his murderous mission was accomplished. Baldasaro tweeted a link to the article, saying “Read the truth about your hero.” (He later tweeted that he was “not sure” about the extremists’ credibility.)

In the face of this ugliness, most Republican elected officials have remained weak kneed or shamefully silent. Some have put out statements supporting the Khan family but they didn’t have the courage to criticize Trump by name.

Even John McCain, who strongly criticized Trump, has not repudiated his endorsement for a candidate whose recklessness has become undeniable. This is the same John McCain who, in refusing to consider President Obama’s nomination of the unquestionably well qualified judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, is holding the vacancy open to be filled by the reckless, irresponsible and unprincipled Donald Trump.

More than 60 years ago, a dangerous, bullying demagogue was deflated with a simple question, “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”

An open letter to Donald Trump from a group of Gold Star families echoes those sentiments, calling Trump’s comments about the Khans “repugnant,” and saying, “This goes beyond politics. It is about a sense of decency. That kind decency you mock as ‘political correctness.’”

It is time for Republican Party leaders to recognize that Trump poisons everything he touches, including, and especially, them and their party. Trump shares Joseph McCarthy’s cruelty and reckless disregard for others and for the truth. So the question must be asked of Reince Priebus, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and other Republican leaders who have refused to leave Trump’s side: Have you left no sense of decency?

And we as Americans should ask ourselves, is there decency enough left among people of good will to reject Trump and Trumpism, and begin to recover an honest discourse, grounded in facts and shared values, about the future of our country?

PFAW

The InfoWars Candidate: How Donald Trump Is Broadcasting Conservative Misinformation

Hardly a week goes by without Donald Trump championing a new conspiracy theory, often qualifying his claims by saying that he is just asking a question or repeating what he heard or read from an unnamed source.

So it wasn’t too surprising to see Trump allege yesterday that the general election may be “rigged” and claim today that “there’s something phony” about polls which show him trailing Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s warning that the election will be stolen and that the polls are deliberately suppressing his level of public support came just days after his confidant Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist radio host Alex Jones similarly claimed that Clinton plans to rob Trump of the election and that her allies in the media are skewing polls against him so people won’t notice it when the election gets stolen.

The typical path that a bizarre or dubious story takes to get from the cesspool of the far-right fringe media to the mouth of a GOP politician goes something like this: A fringe right-wing outlets like Jones’ InfoWars or WorldNetDaily will report a “fact” that will then get picked up by conservative talk radio hosts, who either use the story in its entirety or refine it a bit. The story then makes its way to Fox News and, from there, to leading GOP politicians and even presidential candidates.

But not for Trump.

Rather than wait for them to percolate up through the right-wing media, Trump takes conspiracy theories straight from the source, often picking up bizarre claims directly from outlets like InfoWarsWorldNetDailyFreedom Outpost, or even email chains and the National Enquirer:

And hes proud of it.

Trump has appeared alongside Alex Jones, hailing the unhinged radio conspiracy theorist’s “amazing” reputation.

He rejoiced at the news that WorldNetDaily — the site whose “reporting” he has cited to in his birther accusations against President Obama — named him its 2015 Man of the Year.

Trump has also made clear that he believes everything he reads in the National Enquirer because if what the grocery store tabloid publishes isn’t true, they can get sued.

He often boasts, while making one or another outrageous claim, that he has the best sources.

We can only wonder what will happen when Trump reads Infowars’ and WorldNetDaily’s coverage of such topics as false flag attacks or Obama’s “real” father.

FLASHBACK: Mike Pence: 'It Is A Literal Truth... I Am In Congress Today Because Of Rush Limbaugh'

It is widely known that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was born in the fever swamps of conservative talk radio: In 2014, former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg listened “to thousands of hours of talk radio” as he formed the basis for the campaign’s message.  

Previously Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate has been quoted describing himself as "Rush Limbaugh on decaf," but it turns out the fully caffeinated version inspired his political career. 

Just over a month after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Pence delivered a speech on the House floor which served no other purpose than to heap praise on the conservative talker. Later that evening, many of his Republican colleagues would do the same, but Pence was unable to join a series of Special Orders speeches organized by Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston because his daughter was sick.

Pence, though, did dedicate his time on the floor to noting that “it is a literal truth, Mr. Speaker, to say that I am in Congress today because of Rush Limbaugh, and not because of some tangential impact on my career or his effect on the national debate; but because in fact after my first run for Congress in 1988, it was the new national voice emerging in 1989 across the heartland of Indiana of one Rush Hudson Limbaugh, III, that captured my imagination.”

He went on to claim he was “inspired by” Limbaugh’s “dulcet tones to seek a career in radio and television.”

While Pence has been portrayed as a moderating force on the Trump campaign, the truth is he has been “inspired” by the same offensive rhetoric the GOP nominee uses today. Limbaugh, by the time Pence effusively praised him on the House floor, already had a long track record of racist, sexist and homophobic comments.

Limbaugh told an African-American caller in the 1970s to “take that bone out of your nose and call me back." On his television show during the Clinton administration he stated, “Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” while holding up a picture of Chelsea Clinton. He has since the 1990s repeatedly referred to prominent women as “feminazis” and has recalled saying on-air in the 1980s that “feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.” Of Native Americans he once said, “There are more American Indians alive today than there were when Columbus arrived or at any other time in history. Does this sound like a record of genocide?”

These were just a few quotes from the days before progressive groups and the media monitored Limbaugh’s show and posted his most offensive statements. However, his offensive and divisive reputation was already known.  

Pence, in his first year in Congress, decided to tie his career to Limbaugh’s and he hasn’t cut the cord since.

Alex Jones: Pope Francis Sounds Like 'Satan Himself'

Yesterday, Alex Jones unleashed yet another diatribe against Pope Francis, this time wondering if Francis is the false prophet mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

“I wonder if he’s got a little red tail wrapped up in his shorts,” Jones said. “I mean, if I heard the stuff he says and I didn’t know who said it, I’d say that’s Satan himself.”

The Trump-aligned conspiracy theorist declared that “the Catholic Church is no more” and that Francis is ushering in the End Times.

Paul Vallely: Khizr Khan Is A 'Muslim Brotherhood Sympathizer'

Paul Vallely, a retired Army general turned conservative activist, defended Donald Trump’s attacks on the Muslim-American family of a slain service member yesterday, telling Newsmax host Ed Berliner that the late soldier’s father, Khizr Khan is “a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer” and saying that the mother, Ghazala Khan, made herself a “political pawn” when she stood silently by her husband’s side “as most Muslim women do.”

Vallely noted that he himself lost a son in the armed forces, saying that Khizr Khan “put himself out there” and became a “political pawn” when he agreed to speak against Trump at the Democratic National Convention. He accused Kahn of being “the one that initiated the attack against Trump” and claimed that Khan is “a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer,” a baseless charge that Berliner challenged.

When Berliner asked Vallely about Trump’s attacks on Ghazala Khan, who, overcome by emotion, chose not to speak onstage at the convention, Vallely repeated Trump’s charge that she had been silenced by her religion: “Well, she did stand there, as most Muslim women do and they don’t say anything, so there again, when you put yourself up into being a political pawn like that, you’ve got to take the heat.”

A Revisionist History Lesson From Marcus Lamb

Back in June, James Robison, a member of Donald Trump's Evangelical Executive Advisory Board, appeared on Daystar's "Marcus & Joni" program, where he and the hosts made the case that conservative Christians must vote for Trump in November because of his promise to appoint hard-line conservatives to the Supreme Court.

In an attempt to demonstrate the importance of the Supreme Court, host Marcus Lamb uncorked an absurd history lesson that would even put a pseudo-historian like David Barton to shame.

"If we get the right person in office and they get to appoint the right judges," he said, "did you know that Roe v. Wade would be reversed? Did you know that same-sex marriage could be reversed? Listen, it used to be the law of the land that you could own slaves. That got reversed in the Supreme Court, so it can change but only it we stand up and do the right thing."

The Supreme Court, of course, never issued any such ruling and, in fact, ruled exactly the opposite, leading eventually to the Civil War and the passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

Freedom's Journal Institute Blasts Black Lives Matter For 'Pushing An Agenda Of Homosexuality'

Freedom’s Journal Institute, a black conservative group that hosted Mike Huckabee for an “All Lives Matter” summit last year, sent out a fundraising email last week warning that the Black Lives Matter movement is “pushing an agenda of homosexuality, transgenderism, illegal immigration and black liberation” and urging supporters to donate to the group because BLM can only be subdued if “patriotic Americans can raise up an organization of Black Conservatives who can counter and defeat” it.

“The goal of progressive politicians and groups like BLM is to keep minorities in a state of dependence by promoting racial hatred, homosexuality (and the further deterioration of the black family) and illegal immigration, because history teaches us that those who are destitute and dependent can be called upon to be the shock-troops for revolution,” writes FJI’s Eric Wallace, adding that “liberal politicians are the new slave masters.”

He takes special care to point out that two Black Lives Matters leaders have identified as “queer.”

Emphases are from the original:

What would you say if I told you that a small group of wealthy socialists have contributed over $500 million dollars to a group expressly for the purpose of inciting massive racial unrest in our great nation to achieve the goal of bringing about a Marxist revolution in the United States?

You probably already know that we're talking about Black Lives Matter (BLM). You also probably know that billionaire George Soros, Norman Lear, SEIU boss Anna Burger and a veritable who's who of the radical left fund this organization, but what you probably didn't know is that in addition to staging violent riots in the streets and calling for the execution of police officers, BLM is also pushing an agenda of homosexuality, transgenderism, illegal immigration and black liberation.

That's the real agenda of BLM... an agenda that is achieved by preying upon the emotions of Blacks across the nation. And it is an agenda that WILL SUCCEED because unless patriotic Americans can raise up an organization of Black Conservatives who can counter and defeat the socialist message and anarchist mission of Black Lives Matter DIRECTLY in the black community across this nation.


We can't stress the point enough, if you believe Black Lives Matter is all about violent protests, blocking highways and calling for the extermination of police officers, think again. They have a much more evil agenda... if such a thing is even possible.

The identity of the founders of BLM helps explain the radical underpinnings of the BLM movement. Three leftist and pro-homosexual activists founded this organization after the death of Trayvon Martin. Two of the three, Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors, identify as "queer" black women. The third founder, Opal Tometi, executive director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration, explained in an interview with The Nation that "we are diligently uplifting black trans women and so the work on the ground in many places does reflect that "we are diligently uplifting black trans women and so the work on the ground in many places does reflect that."

Conservatives have long argued that liberal public policies have "systemically targeted" the black family. Liberal politicians are the new slave masters. Blacks have been deprived of their human rights and dignity mostly through government largess, which has perpetuated poverty and destroyed the black family.

The goal of progressive politicians and groups like BLM is to keep minorities in a state of dependence by promoting racial hatred, homosexuality (and the further deterioration of the black family) and illegal immigration, because history teaches us that those who are destitute and dependent can be called upon to be the shock-troops for revolution.

Pat Robertson Advises Trump: The Devil Is Trying To Draw You Into Fights

Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson offered GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump some campaign advice: Avoid the devil’s attempt to “get you off on rabbit trails.”

“The Lord has handed Mr. Trump a gift of 1.2 percent GDP growth, which is absolutely pathetic and horrible,” the televangelist said, noting that instead of talking about economic growth, Trump is talking about “Muslim heroes or fallen warriors.”

“Stay off that and talk about the economy,” he advised.

When cohost Wendy Griffith asked why Trump seems to be so easily “baited by these tweets and all these things,” Robertson said that “with Christians, the devil will get you off on rabbit trails every chance you get.”

“If you are susceptible to them and if you respond, then he’ll — there will be incitement constantly in your life,” he said. “You have to block all that stuff out and concentrate on the one thing that is important. In the election right now, stay on message. It is the economy.”

Brigitte Gabriel: 'Liar' Khizr Khan Can't Be A Muslim And Follow The Constitution

Anti-Muslim activist Brigitte Gabriel lashed out yesterday at Khizr Khan, the Muslim-American father of a deceased soldier who criticized Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration at the Democratic National Convention, saying that Khan lied when he waved his copy of the Constitution at the DNC because Muslims can’t adhere to both their religion and the U.S. Constitution.

“Listen, he stood up there waving the copy of the Constitution at the DNC,” Gabriel told Sam Malone, who was guest-hosting Mike Gallagher’s nationally syndicated conservative talk radio program. “Did he really believe that the U.S. Constitution is above the Quran? Because as a practicing Muslim, when he claims to be, he would have to admit that the Constitution is a man-made law and therefore the Constitution is inferior to Allah’s given set of laws that are spelled out in the Quran and the Sharia. What the media needs to do is basically question him about that.”

“Waving the Constitution is a misrepresentation when one’s religion teaches that it and any other man-made law, for that matter, are to be removed and superseded by the Quran,” she added.

After reading a verse of the Quran which she said makes it impossible for devout Muslims to adhere to civil laws, she demanded: “So how can he in good conscience stand at the podium and say, and wave the Constitution by the way, and confess that he is a Muslim and basically misrepresenting to the American public what the Quran says and what the Constitution says, and basically the Quran supersedes the Constitution in his eyes. That’s the question that should have been put to him on the Sunday morning shows as he was paraded around.”

When Malone commented on her enthusiasm about the topic, she said it is “because I hate liars, because I cannot stand the misrepresentation of facts.”

“So for a father of a son who died, as a Gold Star parent, to come on national television at the Democratic Party and being used as an example and his words are basically based on false representation of reality, that is not right and that needs to be corrected,” she said.

Gary Dull: The Bible Says That 'Women Should Not Be In High Political Positions'

Last Thursday, ahead of Hillary Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention, the American Pastors Network dedicated its "Stand in the Gap" radio program to discussing the question of whether it is "biblical to have women in positions of government." 

Gary Dull, an APN board member and head of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, said on the program that women serving in positions of political leadership is a sign that a society is "spiritually rotten" and under the judgment of God.

Citing Isaiah 3, especially verse 12, which says that "youths oppress my people, women rule over them" when a nation is under judgment, Dull proclaimed that "what we see is that the condition in that nation in that particular period of time was very, very spiritually rotten and whether that was the cause for women leading them or that itself brought on the wickedness within the nation is to be debated, but it certainly does at least imply that maybe women should not be in high political positions."

Dull went on to cite 1 Timothy 2, which he says "establishes a pattern" in the Bible that women are not to have authority over men.

"In God's line of authority," he said, "it seems very clear in the scripture that a woman should not be in authority over men, which would limit a woman from being the president of the United States of America or even a queen of some other particular nation."

Eric Trump: My Sister 'Wouldn't Allow Herself To Be Subjected To' Sexual Harassment At Work

Today on “CBS This Morning,” Eric Trump defended his father’s recent statement that if his daughter, Ivanka, was facing sexual harassment at work, she should simply find another job.

“I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case,” Donald Trump told USA Today when asked what he would recommend his daughter do “if someone had treated Ivanka in the way [Roger] Ailes allegedly behaved.”

Several women have accused former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, but Trump has repeatedly defended Ailes, calling him a “very, very good person” who “helped” the women who have now come forward with harassment claims. “I feel very badly” for Ailes, Trump said after the former CEO left Fox over the allegations.

Eric said that his father made a great point on sexual harassment, adding that Ivanka “is a strong, powerful woman” who “wouldn’t allow herself to be subjected to that.”

Eric also misrepresented his father’s statements regarding his smear campaign against Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Muslim-American parents of a fallen U.S. soldier who noted that if Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims had been in effect, their foreign-born son would never be allowed into the country.

“It’s not an anti-Muslim message,” Eric said. “It’s an anti-terror message.”

Eric falsely claimed that his father opposed the Iraq War and said that his father had apologized to the Khans. Trump, however, has not apologized, and recently suggested that Khizr Khan is a terrorist sympathizer. He went on to insist that his father’s refusal to back down is a leadership trait that America needs.

When Eric attacked the media for not giving more attention to the mother of a Benghazi victim who spoke at the Republican National Convention, CBS host Norah O’Donnell pointed out that his father called into Fox News during her speech to give an interview.

Pat McCrory To Use Disaster Relief Funds To Defend Anti-LGBT Law HB2

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory let a bill become law yesterday that shifts money dedicated to the state’s disaster relief fund to the legal defense of the state’s discriminatory new law HB2, which has been challenged in federal court by opponents who seek “a preliminary injunction blocking parts of the law that limits protections for LGBT people.”

HB2 has become a cause for Religious Right activists nationwide, who are determined to see other states approve laws rolling back LGBT rights.

The News & Observer reports that McCrory let a bill moving disaster aid into HB2’s defense fund become law without his signature:

One provision moved $500,000 from the state’s Emergency Response and Disaster Relief Fund for the current fiscal year into a fund controlled by the governor to be used for costs arising from litigation over HB2. Democrats criticized the provision earlier this year, saying the money will be needed for hurricane relief.

HB2 prevented local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to transgender people. McCrory and legislative leaders said it was necessary to preserve privacy and provide safety to women and children using government restrooms.

McCrory had until a minute before midnight Saturday to sign the remaining bills on his desk, or they would become law without his signature. There were 10 such bills at the end of last week, according to the state legislature website.

Donald Trump's New Conspiracy Theory: General Election Might Be 'Rigged'

For days, Donald Trump has been complaining that the Commission on Presidential Debates deliberately scheduled debates to coincide with NFL games in order to help Hillary Clinton. Today in Ohio, Trump said that the general election may already be “rigged,” saying that he “hears” that the election might be stolen, before meandering into a tangent and never finishing his sentence:

Trump has justified his criticism of the debate schedule by citing a letter he received from the NFL, even though the NFL says it never sent a letter to Trump, and by ignoring the fact that the Commission on Presidential Debates is a bipartisan group that came up with the dates back in September. In 2012, the debates also overlapped with NFL games.

The theme that the general election will be rigged has been paraded by Trump confidant Roger Stone, who told conspiracy theorist Alex Jones yesterday that Clinton might “steal this election” using the Supreme Court “now that Scalia has been taken care of,” a reference to conspiracy theories about Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, which Trump has also embraced.

Stone suggested that polls are skewing the results to show Clinton ahead of Trump so no one realizes it when she steals the election.

He said that if the election results don’t reflect the findings of Trump’s “private polls,” the GOP nominee should challenge the election and have his people “march on Washington” and tell Clinton that he will “block your inauguration.”

Stone similarly told Milo Yiannopoulous of Breitbart that if there is an “illegitimate” election, then there will be “widespread civil disobedience” and “it will be a bloodbath.”

“I think we have widespread voter fraud, but the first thing that Trump needs to do is begin talking about it constantly,” Stone said. “He needs to say for example, today would be a perfect example: ‘I am leading in Florida. The polls all show it. If I lose Florida, we will know that there’s voter fraud. If there’s voter fraud, this election will be illegitimate, the election of the winner will be illegitimate, we will have a constitutional crisis, widespread civil disobedience, and the government will no longer be the government.’”

“If you can’t have an honest election, nothing else counts,” he continued. “I think he’s gotta put them on notice that their inauguration will be a rhetorical, and when I mean civil disobedience, not violence, but it will be a bloodbath. The government will be shut down if they attempt to steal this and swear Hillary in. No, we will not stand for it. We will not stand for it.”

“So, I mean the dream here, the ultimate ideal is that he wins by such a significant margin nationally that this is unnecessary,” Yiannopoulos concluded. “But it’s interesting to hear you say this, and it’s funny also, because Trump will go there. He will go to the places other politicians wont, and he’s probably the only person to run for president within the last fifty years who would dare to do this, and might even get away with it. It’s remarkable isn’t it how he’s just sort of re-injected reality into politics”.

Michael Savage Threatens To Leave The Country If Hillary Is Elected

On Friday, conservative talk show host Michael Savage said he’d rather live in Iceland than stay in America to see Hillary Clinton as president.

Speaking one day after Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, Savage went into a rant about pantsuits, claiming that they make Clinton look like “a bowling pin woman” and “Kim Jong Il’s sister.”

“Eight years I’ll have to put up with that, God forbid,” Savage said. “I don’t think I could take it. That’s reason enough to move to Iceland. I don’t want to see her in pantsuits. I can’t take it. Angela Merkel has the sense not to wear pantsuits. If she just wore a potato sack, Angela Merkel, it would suit her face and her personality.”

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