Knight: Obama Acting Like Soviet Commissar While Agreeing With Me On First Amendment Case

American Civil Rights Union fellow Robert Knight has a column in the Washington Times today blasting President Obama and the American Civil Liberties Union for acting like Soviet commissar trying to extinguish religious liberty. Knight cites an upcoming Supreme Court case surrounding the town of Greece, New York, in which two non-Christian residents sued the town for exclusively inviting Christian pastors to open council meetings in prayer. The residents claimed that the town violated the establishment clause and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.

But that is an interesting case for Knight to pick as proof that Obama is undermining the freedom of religion, since the Obama administration actually sided with the town of Greece.

Ever feel like an “outsider?”

If you have, then you have license to stamp out any public activity that you find religiously offensive.

That’s the claim advanced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups that have taken a chain saw to the First Amendment. They intend to establish secularist sentiment as the only acceptable public expression.

Like the Soviet Union’s commissars and President Obama, they support “the freedom to worship,” a cramped view of religious freedom that protects essentially nothing. You can do what you want behind closed doors or inside your head. God help you, though, if you want to have an active faith and exercise your constitutional freedom outside those doors. Since before America’s founding, public meetings have opened with prayer. Usually, atheists or people of other faiths who find the mostly Christian prayers meaningless shrug and get on with business.

Increasingly, professional pests like the ACLU and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State are using lawsuits to stamp out freedom of religion.

A key case at the U.S. Supreme Court may help sort things out. In Town of Greece v. Galloway, the town council of the upstate New York town contends that prayers before meetings do not violate the Establishment Clause. They note that George Washington prayed in public and that Congress opens with prayer.



No, the unraveling of a civilization takes time, even when it’s proceeding at blinding speed, aided by government coercion.

Fischer: Sodomy Is 'An Ugly Word Because It Describes Ugly Behavior'

On his radio program on Friday, Bryan Fischer told his audience that they should never be reluctant to use the word "sodomy" when discussing the issue of homosexuality, saying that it is a "good word" to use precisely because "it's an ugly word because it describes ugly behavior."

Telling his listeners that they must be wary of ever "ceding ground to the enemy" by allowing gay activists to dictate how they can discuss the issue, Fischer explained that that is why he insists on calling marriage equality "sodomy-based marriage."

"I refer to homosexual marriage," Fischer said, "as sodomy-based marriage.  This is a pseudo-marriage; it's counterfeit marriage, fake marriage; not the real thing, it's naugahyde marriage and it is rooted in the act of sodomy":

Eagle Forum: Elysium and World War Z Show Need to Curtail Immigration

Roger Schlafly of Eagle Forum writes today that the summer blockbusters “Elysium” and “World War Z” represent not only warnings against immigration reform, which his organization has strenuously opposed, but immigration in general. In a blog post titled “Anti-immigration summer movies,” Schlafly argues that the two films “seem to be saying that the Earth is being overrun by barbarians, and the only want to preserve a civilized society is to build walls to keep out the intruders, and to kill them when they try to invade.”

Apparently, Schlafly was rooting for the super-rich residents of Elysium, which he laments “lacks the political will to defend itself against the non-citizen attacks, so it is destroyed and ransacked.” He claims the film is “a warning against unrestricted immigration.” He suggests that World War Z has a similar message and that its zombie invasion is an allegory for immigration.

The big-budget, sci-fi, A-list-actor summer blockbuster movies are: Elysium,World War Z, Man of Steel, Oblivion, and Pacific Rim. All were fun to watch.

Do these have political messages? The first two seem to be saying that the Earth is being overrun by barbarians, and the only want to preserve a civilized society is to build walls to keep out the intruders, and to kill them when they try to invade.

Each movie has a hero who supposedly is saving the world, but he is really just pursuing his self-interests or trying to impress a woman who does not deserve it. The Brad Pitt character in WWZ reluctant to help fight the disease that is killing billions of people until he is forced. Then he burns up his mobile phone battery talking to his wife when he should have been reporting to his superiors. The country that does the best is Israel, because it builds walls to keep out the invading zombies.

In Elysium, Earth is overpopulated and miserable. A few people escaped, and created a better world. The Matt Damon character tries to sabotage that world so that he can steal their medical technology and remedy a horrible workplace accident. Instead he helps some woman he barely knows. The off-world civilization lacks the political will to defend itself against the non-citizen attacks, so it is destroyed and ransacked. As the Wash. Posts reviews, "Matt Damon storms the ultimate gated community".

Some have suggested that Elysium is left-wing because of its theme to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Maybe so, but it is also a warning against unrestricted immigration.

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/9/13

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/9/13

  • We retweeted one of Judson Phillips' stupid tweets and it looks like he didn't appreciate it very much because he responded by calling us "traitors."
  • Bob Vander Plaats wants Mike Huckabee to run for president in 2016. So do we.
  • Glenn Beck and crew haven't seen "Elysium" ... and they never will because they know that it is communist propaganda.
  • Whenever a Boy Scout troop lost access to meeting places because of their anti-gay policies, the Religious Right threw a fit, so we are sure they'll continue to voice such outrage now that troops are losing access for having changed the policy.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer says "it’s wise to keep an anti-sodomy law on the books, even if unenforceable due to judicial tyranny, to express the state’s official disapproval of that kind of conduct."

'Ex-Gay' Activist: Gays and Lesbians 'Acting Out' Like Drug Addicts, Alcoholics

“Ex-gay” activist Anne Paulk (ex-wife of ex-ex-gay activist John Paulk) joined Janet Parshall yesterday to discuss the “way out of homosexuality.” Paulk, who has previously claimed that the majority of lesbians were sexually abused as children, told Parshall that “the reason most people end up gay is because they’ve had some really broken experiences in their early childhood” and that they are “acting out in this way” in response to “sorrow and pain.”

This “expression of sin,” she added, is “really not that much different” than alcoholism, drug abuse and “relational addiction.”

I do believe that if the Church understood that it’s the outcome of pain and sorrow and interpersonal challenges, and it’s the product of personal confusion. And that’s what I used to talk on all the time in years prior, is you know what, the reason why most people end up gay is because they’ve had some really broken experiences in their early childhood. It’s just manifesting in this way. And the more you get to know about what’s underlying of homosexuality, the more you get to understand that they’re just a human being that’s been wounded. That’s a little boy who’s grown up, who’s been very desperately hurt and is acting out in this way. That’s still, that was once a little girl whose heart was broken and her body misused. And the outcome is sorrow and pain, and this is the expression of it.

And I think that’s the expression of sin altogether, and it’s our rebellion against God, our rebellion against -- what we believe we want our way to be. Homosexuality is, not unlike any other sin, it’s a shortcut to getting your own needs met, and it’s not a healthy shortcut. Drugs don’t solve the problem of trying to hide from one’s trouble. Hiding doesn’t work at all. Alcohol doesn’t work that way, relational addiction doesn’t work that way, promiscuity doesn’t solve anything. Same thing with homosexuality. And I think when people understand that they’re really not that much different, it’s just a different outworking of similar underlying issues, it helps a lot.

But, like Sandy Rios, who takes heart in the fact that gay people sometimes get their hearts broken, Paulk has hope for gays and lesbians. “Even people in the gay community will celebrate someone’s amazing marriage, like the prince and the princess of England,” she said, meaning that they are in fact capable of understanding “the big picture of beauty that God has in mind.”

Fischer: Unconfessed Sin Can Cause Physical Illness

Bryan Fischer began his radio program yesterday with a discussion of the Book of James regarding the power of prayer, which prompted him to explain that when praying for someone to be healed, it is important that the person who is sick to confess all of their sins because "unconfessed sin can lead to physical sickness."

"Concealed sin," Fischer said, "unconfessed sin, that can cause physical illness:"

Yoest: Royal Baby Coverage Proves Media's Pro-Choice Bias

Americans United for Life president Charmaine Yoest visited the Mike Huckabee Show today to discuss yesterday’s “March on the Media,” an event organized by the anti-choice group Live Action to protest a perceived pro-choice bias in the media.  Yoest told Huckabee that the media displayed a pro-choice bias in its coverage of the birth of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy, because they referred to the future prince as “the royal baby” rather than “the royal fetus.”

Rios Will 'Not Affirm' That Obama's A Muslim, Only That His Priorities Are 'Islam First and Homosexuality Probably Second'

The right-wing media has been paying especially close attention to the trial of Nidal Hasan, the Army psychologist accused of opening fire at Ft. Hood in 2009, killing 13 people. Some on the right have gone so far as to personally blame President Obama for the shooting, but the general line is that the administration is somehow going easy on Hasan by subjecting him in a trial that will likely result in the death penalty.

American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios devoted her program on Wednesday to the Hasan trial and what she alleges are President Obama’s radical Muslim sympathies. Stating up front that she is “committed to accuracy in what we say,” Rios said she would “not affirm” that the president himself is a Muslim, but did note, “I will dispute the fact that he is a follower of Jesus Christ, or he would not embrace and advance the immorality that he does.”

I know the Left is listening to this conversation and I don’t care, it’s not going to intimidate me one bit, but I am committed to accuracy in what we say. And first, Barack Obama being a Muslim: We know that he has recited the Muslim call to prayer beautifully to a New York Times reporter, it’s Nicholas Kristof I believe, and as I understand it, when you recite that prayer, you state it over and over, that’s actually, that is how you become a Muslim.

Now, he was registered as a Muslim in Indonesia when he was a kid, through his step-father who was a Muslim, and we know that many of his family members in Kenya are Muslim. But I think, you know, he claims he’s a Christian. I dispute that claim. I will dispute that. I will not affirm that he’s Muslim. I will dispute the fact that he is a follower of Jesus Christ, or he would not embrace and advance the immorality that he does.

Rios came back to the subject later in the program,  claiming that the president wrote in one of his books that if “he had to decide between the Muslim world and the West, he would choose the Muslim. He did actually write that. And I think he’s certainly shown that, in case after case.”

But her belief that the president’s real sympathies are with the Muslim world “hasn’t anything to do with race,” she added. In fact, she said, “I think many black voters were persuaded that he was elected to represent them” when really his true priorities are “Islam first and homosexuality probably second.”

We have a dangerous situation here. I think we would all acknowledge, we must acknowledge, that we are in a dangerous situation. We have a president that,  and in fact, as I recall, he actually penned in one of his books-- and those of you on the Left can check me out on this – that when it came to some sort of showdown or a final decision or something he had to decide between the Muslim world and the West, he would choose the Muslim, he would favor the Muslims. He did actually write that. And I think he’s certainly shown that, in case after case.

And so, that’s what we…I, many of us tried to say this when he was running for president, but many of the American people, most of them didn’t want to hear it, did not want to hear it. And I would just like to go on record as saying, this is the fruit of electing someone with the past that he has, being the person that he is, with the philosophies and persuasions that he has. This is the result of that.

And so, it hasn’t anything to do with race. And that’s probably part of the distressing thing too, is that I think many black voters were persuaded that he was elected to represent them when really his most, it seems to me, most passionate interest is – this even sounds bizarre -- but it’s advancing homosexuality, that has been a passion of his since he’s been in office, and advancing Islam. Islam first and homosexuality probably second. And as weird and strange as that sounds, that’s been his record.

Fischer: 'Russia Is Not Being Homophobic, It’s Homorealistic'

Russia recently enacted a reactionary anti-gay law banning the dissemination of "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations around minors."

So, of course, Bryan Fischer wholeheartedly supports it, as he explained to The Voice Of Russia yesterday:

VOR also spoke with Bryan Fischer, head of the American Family Association, who has a different view on the situation.

"Russia is not being homophobic, it’s homorealistic – the Russian government is trying to take the issue into consideration and establish public policy to contribute to public health, as this lifestyle is not be promoted, endorsed or granted special legal protection", the expert said, warning of high health risks linked to this lifestyle.

He cites the Center for Disease Control that has monitored the HIV epidemic since 1987 and determined that 61% of HIV-positive males had sexual contacts with other males.

"Homosexual behavior is just as risky as drug abuse," Fischer said.

"I think the Russian government is right to be concerned with propaganda on teenagers who are at the age of struggling through sexual identity issue and we should help to channel these urges in productive behavior. Heterosexuality is God’s design. Policies that encourage young people to think this are good ideas."

Though same-sex marriages are becoming common all across the world, it doesn’t mean that this idea is popular and everybody supports it, Fischer said.

"Homosexual behavior damages the body and soul. We love homosexuals enough to tell them the truth."

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