Right Wing Round-Up - 7/29/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/29/15

  • The American Catholic Lawyers Association is calling on Catholic authorities "to impose appropriate canonical sanctions" on Justice Anthony Kennedy for having "failed in this sacred duty, violated the oath to God he took upon ascension to his high office, and thereby inflicted incalculable harm on society" by authoring the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.
  • Morgan Brittany says that Donald Trump "has been the best thing to happen to the Republican Party in a long time."
  • It is safe to assume that "Molotov" Mitchell is not a fan of "light-in-the-loafers Lindsey" Graham.
  • Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, declares that "this is America, not Canada or some Third World country. We need to stop accepting sin like abortion and homosexuality."
  • Finally, Todd Starnes is beside himself: "The blood of the unborn is on all of our hands. We are long past barbarism—but I don't believe there's a word to describe the hellish monsters we've become."

Michael Savage: Obama May Seek A Third Term By 'Nullifying The Election'

In a speech to the African Union earlier this week, President Obama said that leaders shouldn’t violate laws on term limits, even if, like him, they think that they could win another election.

Conservative talk show host Michael Savage, however, saw the real meaning of Obama’s remarks, suggesting that the president will try to circumvent the Constitution and seek a third term.

He told listeners yesterday that Obama may try to get around the 22nd Amendment by saying, “We don’t need elections, I’m Barack Obama, we don’t need no elections, I’m Barack Obama, I nullify the election.”

Anti-Gay Baker Claims He Is Really Battling Satan, Nazism

After “Trunews” host Rick Wiles ranted on his show last week about President Obama’s plans to “slaughter millions” of Americans, he spoke to Aaron Klein, the Oregon baker who violated the state’s nondiscrimination laws when the bakery he owns with his wife refused service to a lesbian couple.

“This is the gaystapo," Wiles said, "this is just like the Nazi homosexuals in the 1930s. It was a militant homosexual network that took over Germany, that’s what this is, and they are going to silence all opposition if people do not stand up and put a stop to this stuff."

Klein warned that churches may soon be forced to fly the rainbow pride flag, which Wiles said is just what the Nazis did in forcing German churches to embrace the swastika: “There is no difference: rainbow flag, Nazi swastika, it’s the same thing. It’s the same spirit behind it.”

While he agreed with Wiles’s sinister outlook and alleged that gay people are trying to coerce him to join them in their sins, Klein felt encourage by the response from others to his ordeal. “This could be a turning point,” he said. “Satan may have overplayed his hand and we might have a chance for revival in this country.”

Wiles also suggested that the “freaks” behind the nondiscrimination law will incite divine wrath: “How close is the Oregon state capital to an earthquake fault?”

“People who live on a subduction zone should not defy the living God,” Wiles said. “Let’s be real blunt about it: If you live on a fault line or a volcano, you really shouldn’t be shaking your fist at the God who made the planet. That’s really dumb.”

Klein agreed, stating that people should not “challenge God,” before accusing the state of operating like “Marxist Russia” when it fined him in the discrimination case.

“That’s what this country is heading towards,” he added. “It’s what Hitler said, he said if you want to truly, truly rule a people, take away their freedoms one at a time, almost imperceptibly. By the time they realized what has happened, it will be too late — and that’s what we’re watching happen in this country.”

Land: Obama Promoting 'Extreme Gay Rights' Abroad

U.S. Religious Right leaders have not been happy with President Obama’s criticism of Kenya’s criminal prohibition on homosexuality during his visit to the country last week, with Franklin Graham accusing the president of “exporting the acceptance of immorality” and Bryan Fischer deeming the president “rude.”

In an interview with Newsmax TV on Monday, former Southern Baptist Convention policy head Richard Land, agreed with Graham’s comments, accusing the president of promoting “extreme gay rights” by speaking out against Kenya’s law, which punishes homosexuality by up to 14 years in prison.

Land also accused the administration of "trying to blackmail governments overseas” to lift anti-LGBT restrictions.

Louie Gohmert: Gay Islanders Would Die Out, Proving Gay Marriage Is Wrong

In a speech to a group of young conservatives last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in retribution for their ruling in favor of marriage equality, and insisted that a study trapping gay couples on an island would prove that gays and lesbians can’t have “what nature says is the preferred marriage.”   

Gohmert, speaking at the Washington, D.C., conference of the college chapter of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, said that Justices Ginsburg and Kagan “ought to be impeached” for participating in the marriage equality case after officiating the legal weddings of same-sex couples.

“I think they ought to be impeached, I think ought to be removed, and until Congress shows that we do have some say in the Constitution over the courts the abuses are just going to get worse,” Gohmert lamented. He warned audience members that the Supreme Court wants you to “forget what Moses said God said, forget what Jesus said God said, we’re God and you go by what we say.”

He then suggested a study to prove that same-sex couples can’t have “the preferred marriage”:

We could take four heterosexual couples, married, and put them on an island where they have everything they need to sustain life. Then take four all-male couples and put them on an island with all they need to sustain life, take four couples of women, married, and put them on an island, and let’s come back in 100 to 200 years and see which one nature says is the preferred marriage.

Gohmert also told the audience that there’s “a case to be made” for impeaching President Obama, although he admitted he “hadn’t really thought about it” until reading a book by extreme conservative author Andrew McCarthy.

Mike Huckabee: Transgender Service Members Will Hurt Morale, Turn Military Into 'Social Club'

In clip of an interview with Newsmax TV that was posted online today, Mike Huckabee criticized the Pentagon’s move to end the ban on open military service by transgender people, saying that openly transgender service members would “affect morale” because “men are men and women are women.”

“The military is not a social organization,” he said. “The military is not a place where we try out experiments. The military is designed to kill people and break things. The purpose of the military is to train a fighting force to defend this country and to fight our battles. It’s not to fight the battles of sexual identity or orientation. It’s to fight the battles that threaten American sovereignty and American freedom.”

He then compared providing medical care to transgender people to elective breast enhancement surgery: “We don’t do breast enhancements, which would be a part of that. If we’re going to do it for somebody who’s transgender, would we not do it for a female who said, ‘I’d feel better about myself if I was a 38D rather than a 34A?'”

The military, Huckabee concluded, is “not designed to be a social club or some type of organization where we help people feel better about themselves," adding, "if there's something that makes it difficult for you to defend this country, maybe the military is not the right place for you."

Huckabee has pledged to restore the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy for gay and lesbian service members if he is elected president.

Rick Wiles: Obama Will 'Slaughter Millions Of American Resistors'

On last week’s edition of “Trunews,” host Rick Wiles claimed that the U.S. is transforming into a communist country under President Obama’s leadership. And just as the leaders of communist movements in the Soviet Union and China killed dissidents and repressed religion, “the same thing is underway in America in 2015” under Obama’s “communist-inspired cultural cleansing of American society.”

“I’ve warned since 2007 that Barack Hussein Obama would overthrow this nation and impose tyranny on America, and if the Obamanistas are not stopped and removed from power very soon, they will be emboldened to take more strident actions to destroy the last remaining vestiges of America’s history,” Wiles said. “History tells us that they will separate children from parents and indoctrinate the children in the ways of the revolution. They will disarm the citizens. They will ruthlessly persecute any and all opponents. They will confiscated private property and wealth. They will destroy the careers and businesses of opponents. They will imprison those who dare to defy the revolution. They will send resistors to reeducation camps. And if all else fails to stop opposition to the Marxist revolution, they will slaughter millions of American resistors in a bloody cleansing of the general population.”

As “proof of this revolution,” Wiles claimed Obama kicked off this murderous campaign with the massacre at a Chattanooga military recruitment center, alleging that the shooter was “one of Barack Hussein Obama’s Muslim bros.”

Religious Right Billionaire Wilks Brothers Give Millions To Ted Cruz Super PAC

Dan and Farris Wilks, Texas billionaires who made a fortune from the fracking boom and have showered millions of dollars on right-wing organizations, have given $15 million to Keep the Promise, a super PAC supporting Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, according to a CNN story by Theodore Schleifer which was highlighted by John Wright at Towleroad today.

"Our country was founded on the idea that our rights come from the Creator, not the government. I'm afraid we're losing that," Farris Wilks, a 63-year-old pastor in the small town of Cisco, said in a statement to CNN. "Unless we elect a principled conservative leader ready to stand up for our values, we'll look back on what once was the land of opportunity and pass on a less prosperous nation to our children and grandchildren. That's why we need Ted Cruz."

Farris’s brother Dan added that America needs a “leader that will stand up for biblical morals…a leader who encourages hard work, not one who tells people who don’t work that they should make the same living as people who do. We need a leader who will make sure America doesn’t end up a socialist nation.”

Last year, RWW documented the Wilks brothers’ massive funding of anti-gay and anti-abortion groups, as well as organizations in the Koch brothers’ political networks. And that’s only counting gifts we know about because they are made through foundations created and funded by the brothers and their wives -- the Thirteen Foundation for Farris and Joann and Heavenly Father’s Foundation for Dan and Staci.

Earlier this year, we reported that the Wilks brothers have been backing the work of Christian=nation extremist David Lane. Lane has always refused to tell reporters who funds his events, which are carried out by his American Renewal Project under the umbrella of the American Family Association. But as we reported in June,

According to the 2013 990 forms filed by the foundations with the IRS, The Thirteen Foundation gave 922,000 that year to the American Family Association. It is not clear how much of that was for Lane’s projects, but the filing from Heavenly Father’s Foundation is more explicit, reporting $750,000 to the AFA for three Pastors and Pews conferences.

In 2013, the Christian Broadcasting Network identified the Wilks brothers as members of Lane’s “Pastors and Pews” network, which brings right-wing candidates, including GOP presidential contenders, to meet-and-greets with conservative evangelical pastors. Lane sponsored an all-expenses-paid trip to Israel taken by more than 60 members of the Republican National Committee in January, as well as a series of prayer rallies for Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley.

Not coincidentally, Lane has praised the world of big-money politics created by the Supreme Court with its Citizens United decision and related rulings, explicitly praising multi-million-dollar super PAC donations in an interview with NBC News’s Perry Bacon in 2014: "The problem used to be, you had to raise $2,500 per person, so you had to come up with the bundlers. With Citizens United, I don’t think it’s as big of a hurdle. Now you can have somebody who gives $15 or $20 million into a super PAC and that changes the game.”

The Wilks brothers’ worldview, hinted at in their statements above, is grounded at least in part in the theology taught in the church founded by their father, at which Farris is now a pastor. In his sermons, Farris Wilks has quoted Christian-nation “historian” David Barton, denounced government social spending as socialism, warned that tolerance of “sexual perversion” and abortion “could bring about the end of our nation,” and declared in response to Barack Obama’s re-election as president, “I do believe that our country died that Tuesday night, to all that’s honorable, that’s good, that’s ambitious, and that has justice.”

No wonder they love Ted Cruz.

 

Some Helpful Tips From The 'Hagee Hotline' On How To Survive The Next Movie Theater Shooting

On yesterday's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee interviewed commentator Wendy Patrick about last week's shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana and what can be done to combat the problem of mass shootings in America.

One might expect any such conversation to touch upon issues like gun control or improved mental health screening and treatment, but those issues did not come up in this interview. Instead, Patrick lamented that mass shootings have put "a serious damper" on the prospect of going to the movies and so she offered up some excellent ways for people to still enjoy this activity while remaining vigilant about the very real possibility that they might wind up in the center of another violent incident. 

"The silver screen is one of our most treasured activities," Patrick said. "From date night to family night, from soda pop to popcorn, everyone loves the movie theater experience. Unfortunately, as you point out, the spike in movie theater shootings in recent years has put a serious damper on this cherished pastime. Now when we go out to local movie theaters, we're not just excited, we're anxious. It's hard to enjoy the thrill of an adventure movie when you fear the violence on the screen in front of you might be recreated in the aisle next to you."

Among Patrick's key recommendations is to always attend the movies with friends because there is "safety in numbers" and you will have multiple "sets of eyes and ears" to use to spot potential shooters, who most likely will be there alone. On top of that, people should also consider going to matinee showings because they are less crowded and therefore less like to be targets for mass shooters.

Once in the theater, Patrick recommends that people do "a practice run" on how to escape the theater if someone starts shooting and to make note of good places to hide within the theater in case escape is impossible.

Most importantly, "keep a low profile," she said, "and I mean that literally; it is harder to shoot people who have ducked down beneath the seats because the shooter can't see you."

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