Rick Santorum Seems To Think His Movie Was More Successful Than 'Noah'

Despite the fact that Rick Santorum’s movie, “The Christmas Candle,” made just $2.3 million, well short of its $7 million budget, he nonetheless claims that it was an “authentic” film that was much more successful than Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah.”

“One of the reasons that Noah had such a great splash and then died like a rock, it sank, was that it wasn’t true, wasn’t authentic,” the former senator and presidential candidate said of the movie that grossed well over $300 million.

The former senator told Christian Today that his company, EchoLight Studios, can help “reclaim the public square” and make the church “the centre of culture.”

"Popular culture has an impact on the government, on culture and the direction that policies take. As a moviegoer who appreciates good quality art and entertainment, it's always been an interest of mine to see that impact," he says.

He took up the opportunity to lead the team at EchoLight after being approached by a friend in the business who wanted to make movies "consistent with the guiding principles of our country - in particular, portraying faith in an authentic way to movie-going audiences".

"That had a really great appeal to me, to make movies based on universal truths and that deal with faith in a way that is more representative of how it actually affects people and their lives, as opposed to the contrivance born of other, Hollywood, films," Santorum says.



Santorum is certain that popular culture is the means to effect change. "I use this phrase all the time: that politics is downstream from culture," he insists.

"If we want to impact the political system and shape the country, then we have to reclaim the public square and make an impact in popular culture."

The focus of EchoLights, which will debut one of its first movies, Hoovey, next year, is to "turn the industry on its head" and use churches to premiere films, rather than leave them as an afterthought. Santorum explains: "We want the Church to be the centre of culture, which it has been missing...We're about enabling the Church to do what it was designed to do – to be salt and light.



"One of the reasons that Noah had such a great splash and then died like a rock, it sank, was that it wasn't true, wasn't authentic," he says.

Steve Stockman Suggests Obama Is A Secret Muslim And Terrorist Sympathizer

Speaking with NewsMax’s Steve Malzberg last week, Rep. Steve Stockman insisted that President Obama “has a grudge against the military and the American people” and a “propensity to fall again and again on the side of terrorists” in countries like Egypt, Syria and Libya.

“A lot of people say he’s not something, we can’t say it on the radio, but if it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, I think it might be a duck,” he said, suggesting that Obama is a secret Muslim.

Lifting a joke from Sen. Rand Paul, the Texas Republican also suggested that the administration exchange National Security Advisor Susan Rice for a U.S. Marine held in a Mexican jail on weapons charges.

Fischer Upset Pope Francis Allowed Worship Of The 'Demon God' Allah At The Vatican

On Sunday, Pope Francis hosted an interfaith "prayer gathering" at the Vatican featuring Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as well as Jewish, Muslim and Christian spiritual leaders.

Bryan Fischer, of course, is not happy about it, mainly because Muslims worship a "demon god."

Saying that interfaith prayers are "horribly misguided," Fischer declared that "not every being that occupies the unseen world, the spiritual world, is a good guy, is a good spirit," explaining that in addition to the good spirits of God, Jesus, and angels, there are also countless dark, dangerous, and sinister spirits that are under the control of Satan.

Allah is one of the latter, Fischer proclaimed, saying "Allah, as he is referred to and thought of and addressed and spoken of and invoked by Muslims is not a god, he is a demon":

If He Did It: Alex Jones Explains How He Would Have Planned Las Vegas Shooting If He Was A Government Agent

InfoWars host Alex Jones is pretty sure that the Sunday Las Vegas shooting was a false flag operation meant to discredit conservative activists, and today he took a page from O.J. Simpson by spelling out how he would have orchestrated the massacre if he was a government agent.

Flashback: When The Religious Right And Republicans Quashed An Investigation Into Right-Wing Extremism

Reports that the married couple who shot and killed two police officers, a bystander and themselves in Las Vegas this week were motivated by right-wing extremism have highlighted one of the more troubling trends in even the “mainstream” Right — denial that violent right-wing extremism even exists.

As Brian mentioned earlier today, a conservative pundit’s claim on the same day as the shooting that far-right violence is a “complete and total bogeyman” echoes the objections the attacks that many right-wing groups lobbed at a 2009 Department of Homeland Security report on domestic extremism. Right-wing groups and their allies in Congress created a fuss about the report, claiming that it was an attack on conservatives, Christians and veterans.

The American Family Association, Concerned Women for America and the American Center for Law and Justice piled on. Republicans in Congress demanded an investigation into how the report had come to pass. Spotting a good fundraising opportunity, Liberty Counsel even printed out “Proud to be a Right-Wing Extremist” cards to distribute to its members.

Eventually, the pressure led DHS to retract the report and later to cut back the team that produced it. Two years later, speaking publicly for the first time, the analyst who wrote the report — who happened to be a conservative Republican Mormon —  said that the attacks on his unit’s work had undermined law enforcement’s ability to address the “growing and dangerous problem” of violent right-wing extremism.

What happened at DHS as a result of the criticism?
My team was dissolved. All training courses and briefings presentations were stopped. DHS leaders made it increasingly difficult to release another report on this topic.

Why would DHS leaders dissolve your team and stop these analytic activities?

The subject had become too politically charged. As a result, DHS leaders adopted a risk adverse approach toward this issue. Perhaps they thought it was a matter of organizational preservation.

Do you think the dissolution of your unit that you discuss has negatively affected State and local law enforcement?

Certainly. There is one less agency to assist state and local law enforcement with this growing and dangerous problem at a time of heightened activity.

Yet, as recently as last year, Religous Right groups were still using their bogus criticism of the report as a talking point against the Obama administration.

Beck: 'We Are Now The Radicals, We Are Now The Revolutionaries'

On his television program tonight, Glenn Beck will be interviewing the controversial street artist known as "Sabo," who is perhaps best known for his poster of Sen. Ted Cruz covered in tattoos and his poster depicting Texas state Senator Wendy Davis as an "abortion Barbie."

Beck will be interviewing Sabo because, as he explained on his radio program today, "we are now the revolutionaries" and need learn how to "short-circuit" the system through the culture in the manner that Sabo has been doing.

"We are now the radicals," Beck told his audience. "We are now the revolutionaries and we have to start thinking that way. We have to start looking for ways to short-circuit things because what we're doing is we're relying on the system. Well, the system is now geared against us. We are in the Martin Luther King position and Barack Obama is the one in the J. Edgar Hoover role.  You can't out J. Edgar Hoover J. Edgar Hoover.  You can't Nixon Nixon. You have to think differently":

Alex Jones Says Las Vegas Shooter's Facebook Likes Are Obama-Zuckerberg Set-Up

Today on “InfoWars,” Alex Jones continued to argue that the Las Vegas shooting was a false flag operation and suggested that Facebook and President Obama are working together to falsely connect the killings to right-wing extremism.

While reading a list of the Facebook “likes” of alleged shooter Jerad Miller, Jones claimed that he was being set up as part of a plan to “demonize” conservatives like himself.

Cathie Adams Takes To Facebook To Insist 'Homosexuality Is NOT NORMAL Behavior'

Last week, we reported on the efforts of Cathie Adams, the former Texas GOP chairwoman who now leads the state’s Eagle Forum group, to preserve language in the state party platform that declared “the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society and contributes to the breakdown of the family unit.”

While the party ultimately removed the “fabric of society language” — ignoring Adams’s warning that such a move would lead to society’s “demise” — it added language endorsing the discredited practice of “ex-gay” therapy.

Adams told Texas Public Radio that she had pushed for the therapy language at the request of a self-proclaimed “ex-gay” friend , who wrote the resolution.

Meanwhile, as Adams was championing the anti-gay resolutions at the GOP convention, she was also fighting a battle for hearts and minds on Facebook. When someone posted one of our articles on Adams’ wall, she responded, “Homosexuality is NOT NORMAL behavior,” and proceeded to debate with pro-LGBT commenters, telling them, “You are loved. Sinful behavior is not,” “When sin is flouted it cannot be ignored,” and “I love you! I want the BEST for you now and in eternity.”

“You are dissing our Founders and the Constitution they gave us,” she added.

Conservative Activist Mocks Threat Of Far-Right Violence As A 'Bogeyman' Same Day As Las Vegas Extremist Shooting

The same day that shooters reportedly motivated by far-right conspiracy theories killed three people in Las Vegas, conservative pundit Horace Cooper appeared on WorldNetDaily’s Radio America to claim that far-right violence is a “complete and total bogeyman.”

Cooper spoke to host Greg Corombos about Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to relaunch the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee in the wake of incidents such as the anti-Semitic shooting in Kansas City and the attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

He claimed that any focus on far-right violence is really “an attempt to marginalize” opponents of the Obama administration, remarks reminiscent of the right-wing smear campaign to discredit a Department of Homeland Security report [PDF] on domestic extremism.

Cooper is affiliated with several conservative groups including Project 21, the American Civil Rights Union and the National Center for Public Policy Research and was implicated in the Jack Abramoff scandal. He pleaded guilty to falsifying documents while serving as an official in the Bush administration.

Cooper: To shift the resources away from the threat that’s real to this theoretical problem is I think harmful to the safety of Americans and is more about a political agenda than it is in protecting Americans.

Corombos: What do you ultimately think that agenda is?

Cooper: It appears that there’s an attempt to marginalize people who hold views that are sharply different from those of the administration and much of the establishment.



Cooper: We’re particularly bothered by the mixing together so-called domestic insurrectionists and racists. There is simply no anti-black or anti-minority underground movement in America that is threatening in any way the stability of our government, the stability of our local governments, that is just a complete and total bogeyman.

InfoWars Thinks Las Vegas Shooting Is False Flag, 'Custom-Made To Demonize The Patriot Movement'

Alex Jones’ InfoWars is responding to reports that the Las Vegas shooting of two police officers and one bystander were committed by fringe conspiracy theorists bent on starting a revolution by calling the incident a false flag operation.

The incident is custom-made to demonize the patriot movement. The Southern Poverty Law Center has consistently attempted to forge a link between white supremacists and members of the patriot and constitutional movements.

The murder of two police officers will undoubtedly further polarize law enforcement and turn many of them against the patriot movement. For a large number of police officers, the Gadsden flag will now represent the murder of law enforcement officers.



Evidence shows, however, that calls for violence often comes from government inserted agents provocateurs. The FBI specializes in this sort of behavior. The government has also controlled an infinitesimally small white supremacist movement. This fact was highlighted by the prosecution of white supremacist radio talk show host Hal Turner.

The shooters reportedly supported several right-wing politicians and organizations, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that they called for a “revolution” during the massacre:

Witnesses told police one of the shooters yelled “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers. Gillespie later said he could not confirm that.

The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and badges, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. They then covered the officers with something that featured the Gadsden flag, a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words, “Don’t tread on Me.”


The shooters were a married couple thought to be in their late 20s who were new to the Las Vegas Valley, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. Police are looking into their links to the white supremacy movement and found swastika symbols during their initial investigation.


“The man told Monroe he had been kicked off Cliven Bundy’s ranch 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas while people from throughout the U.S. gathered there in protest of a Bureau of Land Management roundup of Bundy’s cattle.” Jessica Anderson, 27, said. She lived next door.

Reached Sunday, the rancher’s wife, Carol Bundy, said the shooting and the April standoff against the federal government were not linked.

“I have not seen or heard anything from the militia and others who have came to our ranch that would, in any way, make me think they had an intent to kill or harm anyone,” Carol Bundy said.
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