CIS Writer Doubts Latino Families 'Trolling' Capitol Are 'The Ethnic Version of Ozzie and Harriet'

Center for Immigration Studies fellow James R. Edwards Jr. has nothing but scorn for Jim Wallis’ op-ed last week making an evangelical Christian case for immigration reform.

In a CIS blog post yesterday, Edwards mocks Wallis for touting an evangelical pro-immigration lobby day in Washington. Edwards claims that all the evangelical Christians he saw “trolling congressional offices” on the lobby day were Latino, so they may or may not have been “wholesome Christian families” and “the ethnic version of Ozzie and Harriet”:

Jim Wallis, the head of the politically leftist "evangelical" organization Sojourners, has penned an op-ed that the L.A. Times ran. Wallis's op-ed claims biblical "compassion" requires Christian lawmakers to enact amnesty. He liberally employs the term, playing on emotions and sob stories from illegal aliens. He cites a recent Washington fly-in of 300 "evangelical Christians" who met with 110 legislative offices, mostly Republicans.

I happened to spot some of the participants trolling congressional offices that day. All that I saw were Latino, some dragging the elderly and kids along, trying to give the impression of being wholesome Christian families. I have no way to know if they are or are not truly followers of Christ or if they are actually the ethnic version of Ozzie and Harriet. What I do know is that they were part of a larger lobbying campaign that atheist George Soros has helped underwrite. In that regard, they are merely willing political props and favor-seekers, just like every other special interest in Gucci Gulch.

Edwards then puts a Phyllis Schlafly-like spin on the Bible’s message on immigration, suggesting that those who are tempted to extend compassion on undocumented immigrants replace the term in their mind with “robber” or “burglar.”

“Only those who lack a biblical understanding of the boundaries of true compassion that Christ set forth would fall for such an emotion-laden political stunt,” he concludes.

In his op-ed, Wallis quotes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.):

I think the biggest change hasn't been in the pulpit; it's been in the pews. ... It's one thing when 11 million is a statistic. The other thing is when one of those 11 million is your friend, a human being who you now know ... as a father, as a husband, as a mother, as a worker, as a worshiper. ... Our faith has always been about compassion and it compels you to do something. If you took compassion or the principle of compassion out of the Bible, it would be in tatters because it's all over the place.

Of course, an accurate reading of Scripture is that it puts forth compassion as an individual moral precept, not one incumbent on civil government. Want to prove this? Then substitute "robber" or "burglar" for "11 million" in Rubio's paragraph. The state wields the sword of justice, entrusted to it by God to protect innocent members of its society. In the context of the amnesty question, the innocents the state is charged with protecting are U.S. citizens. The state's trying to operate on the basis of "compassion" as Wallis and his ilk use it results in perverse outcomes, where the innocent are punished.

Sojourners' political propagandists promptly disseminated the opinion piece on Capitol Hill, aiming to convince evangelicals in Congress to buy into the amnesty argument. Only those who lack a biblical understanding of the boundaries of true compassion that Christ set forth would fall for such an emotion-laden political stunt.
 

Gohmert: Obama Stirring up 'Racial Tension and Violence'

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) yesterday maintained that President Obama is stirring up “racial tension and violence” to a point not experienced in decades. While speaking to conservative talk show host Steve Malzberg about the Department of Justice’s drug sentencing reforms, Gohmert agreed with Malzberg’s charge that the new policy was “insane” but added that he was pleased the DOJ acknowledged the decline in violent crime.

“I tell you what though, in that release there was a great statement that I’m glad somebody in this administration finally admitted because they’re constantly screaming about all the hate violence and all of this kind of stuff,” Gohmert said. “Of course we know that this president and this administration has done more to stir up racial tension and violence than any administration since, you know, the sixties. I thought that we were going to have a post-racial president and he’s become the president of division, of envy, of jealousy.”

“They say on the one hand that violence is up and we got to do all these things, violence isn’t up, it’s down,” he continued.

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Pat Buchanan Defends Putin on Anti-Gay Law, Pussy Riot Prosecution

In his syndicated column today, conservative activist Pat Buchanan defends Russian president Vladimir Putin’s persecution of gay people and political prosecution of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, saying that Putin is just “trying to re-establish the Orthodox Church as the moral compass of the nation it had been for 1,000 years before Russia fell captive to the atheistic and pagan ideology of Marxism.”

Buchanan suggests that the United States would be better off under such a regime. “If we seek to build a Good Society by traditional Catholic and Christian standards, why should not homosexual propaganda be treated the same as racist or anti-Semitic propaganda?” he asks.

Our moral and cultural elites have put Putin on notice: Get in step with us on homosexual rights — or we may just boycott your Sochi games.

What this reveals is the distance America has traveled, morally and culturally, in a few short years, and our amnesia about who we Americans once were, and what it is we once believed.

Only yesterday, homosexual sodomy, which Thomas Jefferson said should be treated like rape, was outlawed in many states and same-sex marriage was regarded as an absurdity.

Was that America we grew up in really like Nazi Germany?

In the Catholic schools this writer attended, pornography — let alone homosexual propaganda — would get one expelled.

Was this really just like Kristallnacht?

As Father Regis Scanlon writes in Crisis Magazine, in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated Catholic doctrine that homosexuality is a “strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil,” an “objective disorder.” That homosexual acts are unnatural and immoral remains Catholic teaching.

Thus, if we seek to build a Good Society by traditional Catholic and Christian standards, why should not homosexual propaganda be treated the same as racist or anti-Semitic propaganda?

We can no longer even agree on what is good and evil.

The Post weeps for the “young women of the persecuted rock band Pussy Riot,” who engaged in half-naked obscene acts on the high altar of Moscow’s most sacred cathedral.

Had these women crayoned swastikas on the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., would the Post have been so sympathetic?

Putin suggested the ladies try the same stunt in Mecca.

Putin is trying to re-establish the Orthodox Church as the moral compass of the nation it had been for 1,000 years before Russia fell captive to the atheistic and pagan ideology of Marxism.

“The adoption of Christianity,” declared Putin, “became a turning point in the fate of our fatherland, made it an inseparable part of the Christian civilization and helped turn it into one of the largest world powers.”

Anyone ever heard anything like that from the Post, the Times or Barack Hussein Obama?

(Emphases are mine.)

Fischer: 'Our CIA Director Is Funding Terrorism'

One thing you quickly learn when regularly watching Bryan Fischer's daily program is that as long as he has any source to which he can point, he is willing to treat even the most unverified and baseless statement as fact, so long as it supports his radical agenda.

Just as he does with his Hitler and the Nazis were gay claims and his AIDS denialism, Fischer digs up some source that he can use to supports his statements and then proceeds to simply assert them as proven, verifiable fact.

Last week, he did so when he asserted that CIA Director John Brennan is a Muslim, even though the "source" of this claim is nothing more than the say-so of a disgraced former FBI agent and anti-Islam activist.

So, since in Fischer's world, it is now a proven fact that Brennan is a Muslim, it only stands to reason that Brennan practices zakāt and donates money to Muslim charities.  And since, according to Fischer, one-eighth of all money given to Muslim charities gets funneled to terrorist organizations to fund violent jihad, the United States now finds itself in a situation where the head of the Central Intelligence Agency is using his tax-payer funded salary to subsidize Islamic terror attacks the United States.

"John Brennan is probably paying money every month," Fischer declared, "to support jihad against the United States.  He's funding terrorism. Our CIA Director is funding terrorism!"

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/12/13

  • Media Matters: Limbaugh: "If You Believe In God, Then Intellectually You Cannot Believe In Manmade Global Warming."
  • David Weigel: Should Ted Cruz start running for president? Iowa’s social conservatives demand it.
  • Jeremy Hooper: Man who hoped to define Boy Scouts by its discrimination will now define gay people for you.
  • Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: GOP Rep.: ‘Global Warming is a Total Fraud,’ Plot to Institute ‘Global Government.’
  • Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: 'It's not my issue.'

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/12/13

  • Ben Shapiro and David Horowitz are teaming up to launch a right-wing version of Media Matters that will "unmask leftists in the media for who they are, destroy their credibility with the American public, and devastate their funding bases." We are sure it will be a smashing success.
  • It looks like Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill" will be resurrected next week.
  • Religious Right activists have launched a campaign to oppose San Antonio's proposed anti-discrimination ordinance and are presumably intentionally trying to mislead people by calling their effort the "San Antonio Human Rights Coalition."
  • It is important to realize that Joseph Farah's 9/11 prayer effort is entirely rooted in the idea that America failed to properly humble itself before God following the 2001 attacks, which were God's judgment upon us.
  • Finally, Glenn Beck's The Blaze has spent the last week writing about a "mystery priest" who showed up at a car accident and blessed the victim and the rescue workers and then disappeared, which meant that he was probably an angel ... or, more accurately, just a local priest.

Ruse: 'Most Of The People In The United States' Would Agree With Russia's Anti-Gay Law

C-FAM president Austin Ruse is standing by his firm defense of the Russian law criminalizing speech that is deemed “information about non-traditional sexual behavior” to minors, which he said would even have the support of the American public. While filling in for American Family Association talk show host Sandy Rios today, Ruse discussed the “homosexual propaganda” law that is part of a growing and violent crackdown on the Russia’s LGBT community, arguing that it is “a good thing that there are laws against proselytizing the homosexual lifestyle to school children.”

He then argued that most Americans would be just fine with a ban on pro-gay rights speech: “I dare say that most of the people listening right now and most of the people in the United States would say that it would be inappropriate to proselytize the homosexual lifestyle to school children and that’s what they are doing in Russia.”

Ruse even said that the law was a fair compromise for a parent who “does not believe that this way of life is appropriate or healthy and you do not want this presented in a positive manner to your children,” while on the other hand doesn’t believe “homosexuals should be discriminated against in an unjust way.”

Pratt: Obama Becoming Like Lenin, And Public Schools are to Blame

Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt paid yet another visit to the Talk to Solomon Show last week, to discuss how President Obama is moving in a “dictatorial direction” reminiscent of the “history of despotism,” which isn’t widely appreciated because of “a government-school spawned ignorance of history.”

Pratt started the conversation with his standard explanation that the Second Amendment exists so that “the people would always have the means to resist the government, by force of arms if need be.”

Efforts to expand background checks on gun sales, he warned, are  “a pretty dangerous notion, when the very people who are the target of our guns are able to determine whether or not we get a gun.”

Later in the program, Solomon tried to rally those who might not buy into his Obama-centric conspiracy theories. “The people who the Nazis slaughtered for the most part supported their policies initially,” he warned. “If you think because you’re black, because you’re gay, because you’re a Democrat, because you’re a liberal, that they’re not going to do equally or worse to you than they are to the rest of us, I believe you are mistaken.”

“Well, that’s the history of despotism,” Pratt replied, going on to compare Obama to Vladimir Lenin. “You’re absolutely correct that those that think that if Obama were to continue moving in his dictatorial direction that they would somehow be immune because they have been politically allied, big mistake, and it reflects a government-school spawned ignorance of history.”
 

Cathie Adams: Texas Pro-Choice Protest 'What Evil Must Sound like Emanating from the Pit of Hell'

Texas Eagle Forum head Cathie Adams was no fan of State Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster, which initially blocked anti-choice legislation in the state, until a second special session called by Gov. Rick Perry revived the draconian bill.

In a newsletter sent to Eagle Forum members last week, Adams writes that the pandemonium in the Senate chambers that occurred after the GOP tried to end the filibuster was demonic: “They stood, applauded and yelled at the top of their lungs. Their excruciatingly piercing screams could only be compared to what evil must sound like emanating from the pit of hell.”

On June 25, the final day of the FIRST special session, pro-life leaders watched and waited in the Senate gallery surrounded by orange clad pro-abortion supporters. We’d already tolerated Sen. Wendy Davis’ 11-hour filibuster followed by more delaying tactics by several other Democrat Senators. Then near midnight, Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s hostile comment about women not being recognized on the Senate floor, triggered a response from the pro-aborts. They stood, applauded and yelled at the top of their lungs. Their excruciatingly piercing screams could only be compared to what evil must sound like emanating from the pit of hell.

It didn’t matter that Lt. Gov. Dewhurst ordered Texas State troopers to clear the gallery, not once but twice, which would have prevented the chaos. A communication mix-up, woefully outnumbered troopers and the deceptive behavior of those in burnt orange before midnight caught everyone by surprise. Mob rule by gallery watchers had never happened before in Texas. Initially I saw troopers politely appeal and gently direct the pro-aborts, but their civil disobedience demanded a bolder directive.

Surrounded by angry anarchists, some tweeting violence, I became fearful until I saw Rep. Bill Zedler and Sen. Kelly Hancock hastily ascend into the Senate gallery to escort us to the Senator’s private office where we stayed until Texas troopers cleared the Capitol. It was after 3 a.m. when I finally checked into my hotel. Later we learned that the pro-aborts’ unruly behavior had delayed the final Senate vote until minutes past midnight, thus killing the pro-LIFE bill.

Buoyed by your prayers and encouragement, I joined other pro-LIFE leaders in calling pro-LIFE Texans to the Capitol. Sacrificially taking time away from summer activities, thousands traveled to the Capitol, wearing blue and eager to stand for life.

But colors weren’t our only contrast. As Christians prayerfully sang the hymn “Amazing Grace,” the pro-aborts chanted “Hail Satan!” While Christians gently witnessed, lesbians kissed in the rotunda, and orange-shirted children held up immoral and obscenity-laced signs that hopefully they did not understand.

Beck: Obama Is Not The Prophet Muhammad, 'Stop Treating Him Like God'

Glenn Beck is outraged by an incident that took place over the weekend at a rodeo in Missouri where a clown put on a mask of President Obama and that audience cheered on the prospect that he'd be run down by a bull.

Beck is not outraged by the act itself, of course, but rather he is outraged that people are outraged about the act and apologizing for it, declaring on his radio program that tomorrow will officially be "Mock the President Day" because Obama is not god.

"I'm sorry, but the guy is a danger to the Constitution of the United States of America," Beck fumed. "He's not Muhammad, and I know he would like to ban anyone who says anything about the Prophet Muhammad because I think he thinks he is the Prophet Muhammad.  He's not.  Stop treating him like God!"

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