Radical Anti-Choice Activist Troy Newman Endorses Trump, Citing His 'Commitments' To The Movement

Troy Newman, the anti-choice activist behind Operation Rescue and the Center for Medical Progress, formally endorsed Donald Trump for president today, writing that “[n]o other GOP ticket in history has made such commitments to the Pro-life Movement.”

Newman’s endorsement is yet another sign that Trump has promised enough to the anti-choice movement to get even the movement’s most extreme activists on his side.

As we wrote in a report on Newman last year:

Troy Newman does not speak in the polished talking points of more prominent anti-abortion leaders. Instead, he pickets in front of schools with posters of aborted fetuses, calls women who have had abortions “murderers,” thinks emergency contraception is also “murder,” and has blamed everything from the AIDS epidemic to the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the current drought in California on God’s disapproval of legal abortion.

Newman has, in recent years, attempted to distance himself from anti-abortion violence, and has never advocated for it directly, but has a troubling history of sympathy for those who take a more violent stand.

Newman’s second in command at Operation Rescue is Cheryl Sullenger, who has spent time in prison for conspiring to bomb an abortion clinic. In 2003, after anti-abortion activist Paul Hill shot and killed an abortion provider and his bodyguard in Florida, Newman called Hill a “political prisoner” and said that Hill should have been allowed to argue in court that his crime was justifiable homicide. In a book he published in the early 2000s, Newman wrote that the U.S. was facing God’s judgment in part because the government had “abrogated its responsibility” to execute “convicted” abortion providers.

In a press release announcing his endorsement of Trump, Newman notes that he attended the meeting that Trump held for conservative religious activists in June and writes that Trump’s promise to appoint anti-choice Supreme Court justices and his pick of Mike Pence as his running mate were enough to convince him that he will be on the anti-choice movement’s side:

"After examining Trump's position on life issues and his assurances that he will appoint conservative, pro-life justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, I am convinced that Trump offers our best hope of pushing back the Culture of Death in America," said Newman. "We know all too well what we will get with Hillary Clinton, and that is more abortion, more tax funding of abortion, and favors for her campaign contributors at Planned Parenthood. A Clinton presidency will result in more dead babies, and this we cannot allow."

Newman understands the moral conflicts some hesitant pro-life adherents have expressed, but warns against sitting out this election or writing in a name with no chance of winning.

"America stands at a crossroads. A Clinton presidency will fundamentally change our nation to the point that is will be unrecognizable to those of us who grew up in the 50's and 60's," said Newman. "Her rabid support for abortion without restriction will create a climate that will make it nearly impossible for us to end the shedding of innocent blood through abortion once and for all.

"On the other hand, Trump has promised to stand strongly for life and appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. His Vice-Presidential running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, is a pro-life warrior who has promised to work toward ending abortion. No other GOP ticket in history has made such commitments to the Pro-life Movement.

Walid Shoebat: Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia Is Really A Sign Of Demonic Possession

Walid Shoebat, the extremist right-wing activist behind the bogus smear of Khizr Khan, is out with a new post explaining what is "really" behind Hillary Clinton's recent bout of pneumonia: demon possession.

As Shoebat explains, Clinton once reportedly held an imaginary conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt and that opened her up to demonic possession which is now manifesting itself as various health problems: 

Houston, according to Clinton, suggested an imaginary meeting between Clinton and the deceased Eleanor Roosevelt. The First Lady duly submitted to the “visioning” and “role-playing” game. Bob Woodward’s book The Choice revealed this exercise publicly in 1996. The New York Post and the Daily News labeled Houston “Hillary’s Guru” and the Boston Herald dubbed her the “First Lady’s Spiritual Adviser”.

So we do not need confirmation from Ripperger to what happens when one dabbles, there are several videos where he explains that no matter what types of channeling people do, the results are similar, where one invites oppression or even demonic possession by participating in only one of these practices.

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The election is around the corner. Unless Hillary converts to Christianity, her condition is permanent.

Of course, today’s world cannot admit, all this is simply symptoms of demonic possession or affliction. However one sees this situation, Hillary’s symptoms are crystal clear which has every single element in the combination symptoms she displays. According to Edward Klein’s forthcoming book, Unlikeable — The Problem with Hillary, “political insiders” say Hillary is tired, depressed, and plagued by “blinding headaches,” bouts of insomnia, and “near-fainting spells” on the campaign trail which are kept secret.

All the examples can be found explained by dabblers where psychiatrists simply lump as psychosomatic. The attractions to opening the portal of the demonic realm is everywhere, no matter what label the media slaps or cellophane wrap ancient demonic channeling, people and voters need to beware.

Todd Starnes: Liberals 'Hate America' And Obama Doesn't Like Us

Fox News outrage machine Todd Starnes used his signature brand of skewed reporting last week to claim that innocuous comments that President Obama recently made to a group of students in Laos mean that the president doesn’t like America and thinks that American workers are lazy.

Starnes told Virginia-based radio host Rob Schilling in an interview at the Values Voter Summit on Friday that liberals “hate America” and that the president “does not believe that we are an exceptional nation, and I just don’t think he likes us.”

As evidence, Starnes cited a recent column of his in which he claims Obama “talked about how lazy American” workers are to the Laotian students. “And this is the guy who’s played golf, what, 180-some-odd times talking about American workers being lazy,” he insisted. “And again, it’s part of a routine with this guy that he goes on foreign soil and he disparages America.”

If you’re surprised that you haven’t heard the news that Obama went to Laos to call American workers lazy, it might be because that did not actually happen. Here’s what Obama actually said:

And I believe that the United States is and can be a great force for good in the world. But because we're such a big country, we haven't always had to know about other parts of the world. If you are in Laos, you need to know about Thailand and China and Cambodia, because you're a small country and they’re right next door and you need to know who they are. If you you're in the United States, sometimes you can feel lazy and think we're so big we don't have to really know anything about other people.

And that's part of what I'm trying to change, because this is actually the region that's going to grow faster than anyplace else in the world. It has the youngest population, and the economy is growing faster than anyplace. And if we aren't here interacting and learning from you, and understanding the culture of the region, then we'll be left behind. We'll miss an opportunity. And I don't want to that to happen.

Schilling, for his part, said that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “should have been impeached immediately” after she said that South Africa’s constitution might be a better model for a country writing a new constitution today than the United States’.

Bryan Fischer: Obama Is Giving Away The Internet Because He Hates America

During his radio broadcast yesterday, American Family Radio's Bryan Fischer excoriated President Obama for supposedly giving the internet away to the United Nations because he hates America.

As with his opposition to net neutrality, Fischer's position was rooted entirely in his own ignorance about the issue, but that didn't stop him from accusing Obama of selling out the nation.

What is happening is that, at the end of the month, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will expire, allowing oversight of ICANN to transition to an international body. Since ICANN "merely makes sure that the URLs work as internet users expect them to, and IANA [the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority] acts as a maintenance of registries, the so-called phonebook for the internet," nothing about this transition "gives away the internet" because ICANN performs the purely clerical function of keeping the IANA registry up to date. 

But Fischer obviously doesn't understand anything about this process, which is why he fumed yesterday that "President Obama is going to turn over the internet to the United Nations."

"He's going to let the United Nations run the entire, worldwide internet," Fischer stated. "There is no president who would do that if he truly loved his country and cared about its security. No president would do that. You put this in charge of the UN, there there is nothing on the internet that's safe! There's nothing on the internet that they cannot make a way for somebody to get at. There will be no possibility of any kind of genuine cyber-security any longer if the UN is in charge of the internet ... This may sound like an exaggeration, but the only reason you would do this is to sell out your own country."

Matt Barber: US In Greater Trouble Than Before The Civil War, Thanks To 'Ancient Pagan Sexuality'

Matt Barber, an anti-gay pundit and Liberty University law professor, attended last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, which he told Virginia-based radio host Rob Schilling felt “like an island of reason in a sea of insanity” because “this United States of America right now is more insane than certainly you and I have seen in our lifetimes.”

Schilling agreed, noting the rainbow display on the White House last year, which he said put “a spiritual target on the building.”

Our leaders, Barber said, are “devolving into ancient pagan sexuality of the Sodom and Gomorrah type and touting it as good, it makes you worry for your country.”

“Well we saw what happened to those places, Matt,” Schilling responded, “and I’m very concerned. And certainly maybe even a decade or at least for sure two decades ago, this seemed like a fortress that was protected by two oceans and nothing could touch us. And now you and I know there are many ways that this nation could be obliterated almost instantly.”

Barber agreed that there are “so many threats to this country right now” and that “the frog is just about dead that is boiling in the pot.”

“And I think we recognize now that we are in trouble, serious trouble as a nation, more so than any time immediately preceding the Civil War,” Barber added. “That’s how volatile the situation is here domestically, I’m just speaking about, you throw the global threat into the mix and these are tumultuous times.”

Rep. Trent Franks: If Clinton Is Elected, 'The Constitution Is Lost'

Rep. Trent Franks, Republican of Arizona, had a dire message for American voters this weekend, declaring in an interview with Breitbart News’ radio program that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, the Constitution will be lost, possibly forever.

Franks spoke with Breitbart’s Matt Boyle at the Values Voter Summit, the annual Religious Right conference hosted by the Family Research Council, in an interview that was aired on Sunday.

“Well, I know that listeners to any political program are used to hearing political hyperbole,” Franks told Boyle. “I understand that and I know that it’s hard sometimes to take so-called politicians seriously. But I have the privilege of chairing a Constitution subcommittee in the Congress, and I can tell you with everything in me that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, she will appoint at least probably three Supreme Court justices and undermine this Constitution to the extent that it will essentially be vitiated and abrogated for a generation or more. I can’t express to you how serious that is. This generation could be the ones that lose the Constitution either for the next 30 years or maybe forever. And so this November is going to tell that story.”

Franks said that if Trump picks Supreme Court nominees from the list that he has put forward, which was shaped by conservative groups, then “we have a chance to save this country.”

“If Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, appoints the Supreme Court justices, the Constitution is lost,” he said. “Let me say that again: If she does it, the Constitution is lost and my children and yours will face a completely different future than they otherwise would have and the greatest republic in the history of the world has become perhaps just on the track of another European socialist experiment.”

Franks effusively praised Trump’s speech to the Values Voter Summit, saying, “I believe if every Christian, for that matter every really committed American, could have heard this speech they would have become a committed, irrevocable supporter of Donald Trump.”

He also warned that terrorists around the world will be celebrating if Clinton is elected.

“If Hillary Clinton becomes president, we ought to all start sleeping with the lights on because national security will be at grave risk,” he said. “I don’t know how to express it in any stronger terms. If she becomes president, terrorists the world over will celebrate. Their celebration will make the one at the DNC look like a slumber party. This is that significant.”

Theodore Shoebat: 'Pamela Geller Is Worthy Of Death' For Associating With Gays

Last week, extremist right-wing activist Theodore Shoebat posted a video in which he called for anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller to be put to death for associating with "faggots" and "sodomites" at a "Gays for Trump" event during the Republican National Convention earlier this summer.

Shoebat was outraged that Geller was associating with the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos, whom he has also demanded be put to death, and Chris Barron, a co-founder of the defunct gay conservative group GOProud, and said that, according to the Bible, she ought to be put to death.

Shoebat declared that the alt-right "is filled with perverts and fag-lovers and sodomite-lovers," and read from Romans 1 to argue that, in a proper Christian society, people like Geller would be put to death for associating with them.

"Pamela Geller is worthy of death in biblical law," he declared. "In the government of Christendom, she is worthy of death ... Look what evil she is doing by promoting homosexual Social Darwinist Nazi religion!"

Last year, Shoebat appeared alongside several GOP presidential candidates and members of Congress in an anti-gay "documentary." Earlier this year, an article he co-wrote smearing prominent Donald Trump critic Khizr Khan was promoted by members of the Trump campaign.

Family Research Council: Vote For Trump & GOP To Put 'Religious Freedom' Above 'Sexual Unrestraint'

As this weekend’s Values Voter Summit got underway, Jerry Boykin, the executive vice president of the summit’s sponsor, the Family Research Council, said that he hoped the event would help conservative Christians become “comfortable” with the idea of voting for Donald Trump.

The event ended up being packed with references to the importance of voting for Trump over Hillary Clinton. And, on Saturday, FRC members received a direct mail piece from the organization making an argument for conservative Christians to support the GOP nominee and his fellow Republicans in order to fight Democrats who are trying to put “the priority of sexual unrestraint ahead of religious freedom in every area of our lives.”

While never mentioning Trump or Clinton by name, the mailing, signed by the group’s president, Tony Perkins, makes its point clear.

Perkins first boasts of the FRC’s role in shaping the ultraconservative Republican platform, contrasting it with the Democrats’ platform of “sexual unrestraint”:

[T]he major political parties have confirmed their nominees, and in spite of the understandable misgivings of many true conservatives, this election now presents America with a clear choice:

· One party has declared in its platform that they will continue putting the priority of sexual unrestraint ahead of religious freedom in every area of our lives.

· The other party has committed itself to the most strongly conservative platform of any we’ve seen in a century.

And you had a hand in this platform victory. Your support for FRC Action made it possible for us to bring maximum influence to bear on the Republican Party platform-development process.

With your strong support, I was able to add eight amendments to the platform and was able to work with other delegates on dozens more, many of them designed specifically to champion and protect religious liberty. Your investment in FRC Action produced a tremendous return.

He then moves on to a defense of Trump, citing the GOP nominee’s promise to appoint judges who will uphold the Religious Right’s priorities, his vow to repeal IRS restrictions on politicking by churches that receive nonprofit tax breaks, and his “support for the freedom to say ‘Merry Christmas’ in the public sphere.”

“This is not an evangelical Christian candidate,” Perkins writes, “but these are connection points with evangelical Christians who have seen their beliefs constantly attacked in recent years. These are starting points for a new administration with a renewed friendliness toward Christian values”:

The candidate of one party has consistently reached out to Christian groups. The other has opposed everything we believe and everything we’ve worked for.

· One of these candidates would continue to appoint liberal activist judges and justices who will deny religious liberty for families like the Stormans…continue to use the sexual revolution (new “genders,” redefining marriage, etc.) to attack religious freedom…and will continue allowing the killing of unborn children.

· The other candidate has committed to appointing judges who will adhere to the confines of the Constitution. This candidate has also embraced the cause of religious liberty.

This candidate has specifically called out the Johnson Amendment, which restricts the freedom of churches to address political issues. This candidate has even expressed support for the freedom to say “Merry Christmas” in the public sphere!

This is not an evangelical Christian candidate, but these are connection points with evangelical Christians who have seen their beliefs constantly attacked in recent years. These are starting points for a new administration with a renewed friendliness toward Christian values.

All emphases are from the original.

Right Wing Round-Up - 9/12/16

  • PFAW: Edit Memo: The Disastrous Consequences of a Trump Supreme Court.
  • Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: LGBT Activists Challenge Church Anti-Marriage Efforts; Gov’t in Belize Creates Church-State ‘Public Morality’ Commission; Opponents Seek To Stop Finland’s Marriage Equality Law Before It Takes Effect; Global LGBT Recap.
  • Lindsey Ellefson @ Mediaite: #HillarysBodyDouble Is the Wildest Conspiracy Theory This Year.
  • Kevin Drum: Here's How Donald Trump Remembers 9/11.
  • Media Matters: Trump Ally Alex Jones Says He Was “Literally Just In Ecstasy” Watching Clinton Illness Video Because The “Hand Of God Is Upon This".
  • Warren Throckmorton: Life Christian University’s Distinguished Degree Holders Did Not Attend the School.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 9/12/16

  • Glenn Beck says that 9/11 was "the morning our nation's childhood died."
  • Right-wing activist Philip Zodhiates is set to go on trial next week for his role in helping "ex-gay" Lisa Miller kidnap her child and flee the country.
  • Theodore Shoebat has some thoughts about Hillary Clinton: "Besides everything else that she is, her evil springs from her being a heretic. That is the bottom line. This is why back in Christendom, they used to burn heretics and witches at the stake."
  • Jan Markell says that "ISIS is literally praying every day that Hillary Clinton would win this election."
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer warns that "while God is a patient and forgiving God, there are limits to what he will endure. I don’t know how much more of America’s flagrant sexual debauchery God is prepared to tolerate, but it’s best for us to repent before we find out."
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