Southern Baptist President Bravely Pledges Resistance Against Non-Existent Forced-Marriage Threat

Fox News pundit and war-on-Christians propagandist Todd Starnes is gushing over a speech by Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Floyd’s “fiery” and “powerful” and “provocative” comments were part of a diatribe against marriage equality delivered at an SBC gathering in Columbus, Ohio. Floyd called for defiance of a potential Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality with self-aggrandizing, chest-thumping remarks declaring his resistance to a non-existent threat:

“I declare to everyone today as a minister of the Gospel – I will not officiate over any same-sex unions or same-sex marriage ceremonies,” he said. “I completely refuse.”

Starnes praised Floyd for these “resolute” comments, which he says some will label hate speech. They’re more likely to be laughed off as ridiculous. No one in the gay-rights movement wants to force Floyd or any church or minister to marry a same-sex couple. It’s not part of the agenda. But standing up to this non-existent threat apparently got Floyd a standing ovation.

Floyd isn’t the only one using this strategy. Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made a public fuss over signing the “Pastor Protection Act.” Abbott pretended that its passage was a huge victory for religious liberty, declaring that “pastors now have the freedom to exercise their First Amendment rights.”

In reality, the Texas law was unnecessary, as is Floyd’s brave bluster. The First Amendment is alive and well. Even if the Supreme Court strikes down state laws that keep same-sex couples from getting legally married, Southern Baptist clergy in Texas and every other state will still be free to preach their anti-gay message and refuse to marry same-sex couples. Even Robert Jeffress, a top Southern Baptist pastor and a Fox News contributor, recently told Bill O’Reilly that “nobody” in the anti-marriage equality movement believes that the government will force pastors to officiate same-sex couple’s weddings.

Floyd and Starnes are trying to muddy the religious liberty waters by equating two very different things: one -- requiring a minister to marry a couple against the teachings of his faith – would be an impermissible violation of religious liberty. The other – requiring government officials and people who run businesses serving the public not to discriminate against gay people or same-sex couples – is not.

'They Worship At The Altar Of Death': Matt Barber Says Legal Abortion Is Modern-Day Baal Worship

On today's "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver and Matt Barber hailed a move by the Texas legislature to prohibit Planned Parenthood from receiving funds from a state program designed to provide breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Even though the money from this fund did not go toward providing abortion services, Staver and Barber praised the move as a step toward ending abortion by falsely claiming that every tax dollar Planned Parenthood receives ultimately frees up other money to be used for abortion services and so cutting off this funding will shrink the money available for abortion.

A commitment to totally cutting off all federal funding to Planned Parenthood should be a non-negotiable position for every candidate running for president in 2016, Barber said, because legal abortion is modern-day Baal worship.

"This is the left's sacred cow," he said. "It's like a religious ritual, a religious rite. They worship at the altar of death, of child dismemberment. It's like Baal worship of old, worshiping Moloch, where they would sacrifice innocent human beings. There's no difference. They're just not putting them in a furnace and worshiping an idol, but they really are worshiping an idol, the idol of abortion, and they're killing the babies in this clinical setting. It's no different from child sacrifice of old."

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/16/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 6/16/15

  • Glenn Beck will be releasing a new book about Islam later this summer and he is fully expecting to end up with a fatwa on his head.
  • Speaking of Beck, he spent his entire television show last night laying out his theory that when Vladimir Putin was not seen for 10 days earlier this year, it was because he was being held captive by the KGB. Beck, of course, provided literally zero evidence to support this claim.
  • Jan Markell is confident that "God is going to protect Israel from an Iranian nuclear bomb."
  • Susan Stamper Brown says that "ISIS is winning [because] the U.S. military is preoccupied with political correctness, thanks to the elitist man-child in golf shoes 'commanding' from the Oval Office, whose social experimentation has reduced our military to a bunch of sissies fighting over cake pictures on social media."
  • Finally, Sen. James Lankford will receive the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship's Distinguished Christian Statesman Award at a ceremony on Capitol Hill tomorrow night.

Michael Savage: Gay Rights Advocates Are 'Sick Perverts Running And Ruining America'

Last week on “The Savage Nation,” a caller told radio host Michael Savage that Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are pressuring schools into “using sexuality based sex-ed and opening up their bathrooms to whomever wants to use it.” Savage lashed out at the ACLU as “the most dangerous organization in American history” and “the worst parasites the world has ever seen in this nation” because it seeks to “poison your child’s mind into accepting a perversion that’s beyond comprehension.” 

“Are the straights bullying the gays or are the gays bullying the straights?” Savage continued. “Does anybody tell a gay how to live? No. They wouldn’t dare. Then why do the gays think it’s their right to tell everybody else what to think? Because they can. It was never about equality.”

He added that the “vermin” advocating for gay rights are “sick degenerates” who want to “poison” and “destroy your child’s mind,” adding: “I will not mince words, I don’t care what it costs me anymore, may it be the last day of my broadcast but I’m not going to lie, but I am sick of the sick perverts running and ruining America.”

Glenn Beck: Rachel Dolezal Controversy Paving The Way For Internment Camps

Since Glenn Beck is seemingly unable to discuss any contemporary cultural topic without eventually connecting it to Nazism, he naturally warned on his radio broadcast today that the Rachel Dolezal controversy is the sort of lie that a society believes as it slides toward the establishment of internment camps.

"I can't take this anymore," Beck said. "We are living in 'Alice In Wonderland.' We are America through the looking glass where the Mad Hatter is leading us and we're just accepting it ... You wonder how did communist countries or fascistic countries become crazy enough just to round people up and kill them? The answer is: slowly, by dribs and drabs, through slow, deliberate lies, through lies that denied reality. And once you become so deadened from reality, once people can say anything to you that used to be 'shut up,' and you just stand there as a group and accept it, that's when bigger lies can be thrown onto the fire and before you know if, you're living in 'Alice In Wonderland.'"

"We have got to raise our hands right now and say, 'I'm not part of this,'" he continued. "I want my name to be on a record; honestly, if it means in the end that we're the first to be targeted, to be rounded up, good! I want my name on record, I do not stand with this nonsense!"

Alex Jones Cries At Thought Hillary Clinton Will Be President, Threatens To Leave America

Alex Jones today described Hillary Clinton as a Jim Jones-style “cult leader” who is using mind-control techniques to trick and manipulate voters.

The “InfoWars” host was actually so frightened at the prospect of a Clinton presidency that he was brought to tears and threatened to leave the country.

“God, shes going to be president, he said. I can’t even look at it.” 

He later mocked Clinton supporters as “braindead” “fluoride-heads” who are in a trance.

Donald Trump's Five Dumbest Twitter Rants

Renowned Twitter troll Donald Trump announced his campaign for president today and is likely to qualify for the GOP’s upcoming presidential debates. Here’s a look at some of his “finest” Twitter moments.

Lipkin: Muslim Spies Have Infiltrated Every Church In America In Preparation For Killing Christians

Pastor Jim Garlow is currently hosting his "Future Conference" at his megachurch in San Diego, which was organized in order to mobilize and train pastors to give up their lives, if necessary, to fight supposed anti-Christian persecution in America.

Unsurprisingly, speakers at the conference are delivering all sorts of apocalyptic warnings, such as the one issued by right-wing anti-Islam activist  Avi Lipkin — the right-wing activist who thinks that President Obama and the Illuminati are bringing 100 million Muslims to America — who told attendees that every church in America has been infiltrated by Muslim "spies" who are pretending to have converted to Christianity for the sole purpose of gathering information on all the members of the congregation so that they can be killed when Muslims carry out jihad against America:

Jewish author Avi Lipkin warned Monday that "all" churches in America have been infiltrated by Muslim spies who frequently pretend to have found Christ but are really looking to provide intelligence to radical Muslims who will try to kill all Jews and Christians when jihad is ordered upon the U.S.

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When Muslims are called to jihad, Lipkin believes that they will already have personal information on Jews and Christians because they will have used deception to build personal relationships with those they seek to exterminate.

Explaining that it is a violation of the Quran for Muslims to seek relationships with Jews and Christians, Lipkin said there is an exception for those who plan to act as Islamic spies on churches and synagogues.

Lipkin further explained that his wife, an Egyptian-born Jewess named Rachel, is an avid monitor of various Islamic broadcasts, television feeds and other Islamic news outlets. In one particular Arabian broadcast, Lipkin said Rachel heard the claim made that "all" churches in America have Muslim spies.

"It is very dangerous for a Muslim to even be associated with Christian missionaries or Christian churches unless they are spies. My wife has picked up broadcasts that say all the churches in America have Muslim spies in them, including former Christians who converted to Islam," Lipkin said.

"When Muslims come to you and say 'Oh yes, we have accepted Christ and we are born-again,' you gotta be real careful because lying in Arabic is not only permissible it is commanded. Lying is a virtue in Islam to defeat the enemy."

Lipkin told the story of one highly-decorated Middle Eastern Muslim doctor who applied for a Canadian visa in order to set up a medical office in Edmonton, Alberta. Before leaving for Canada, Lipkin explained that radical Muslims demanded that she record the personal information, addresses and phone numbers of her Jewish and Christian patients in Edmonton. The Muslims demanded that after she acquired the personal information of her non-Muslim patients, she had to send it to them on a disk so that information can be used to kill her patients once jihad has been ordered in Canada.

"When a war breaks out in the Middle East and orders for jihad come to the Muslims of Canada, the Muslims of Edmonton will kill the Jews of Edmonton and Muslims of Toronto will kill the Jews of Toronto and the Muslims of Vancouver will kill the Jews of Vancouver," Lipkin continued.

Religious Right Powerbroker David Lane: 'We Are Mobilizing An Army'

The Washington Times today profiled David Lane, the far-right extremist who is working with the Republican National Committee to mobilize conservatives come Election Day, and trains pastors to get “involved in the ‘dirty’ game of politics.”

These trainings, part of Lane’s effort to recruit 1,000 pastors to run for office, have particularly popped up in early primary states, with one speaker, Bruce Waltke, urging “the righteous” in attendance to “defend against the wicked by vigilant and spiritual warfare.”

Presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee, the conservative outlet notes, recently joined Lane’s training sessions or are scheduled to do so (Rand Paul and Rick Perry have also made appearances at Lane’s events).

“Fighting back tears, Mr. Lane prayed for mercy over the 55 million babies that have been aborted since Rove v. Wade, the mounting national debt, the growing acceptance of homosexuality and fears of Islamic terrorism,” the article continued, while adding that Lane criticized Caitlyn Jenner’s “perverse” gender transition as a “mark of a decadent society.”

“We are mobilizing an army,” David Lane, founder of American Renewal, told The Washington Times on the sidelines of the training session, which he named after a biblical tribe of Israel that produced wise leaders.

During the six-hour session, Bruce Watke [sic], author of “Proverbs and Politics: The Biblical Foundation for Righteous Governing,” told the rapt attendees that there has been a misunderstanding of the separation of church and state in politics. He used parables to outline the need for Christians to be involved in the “dirty” game of politics.

“The righteous must defend society against the wicked by vigilant and spiritual warfare. If Christians don’t fight, the wicked will plunder their heritage,” Mr. Watke [sic] said. “With hard work, the wise will prevail over the evil as surely as oil protects iron from rust, as cedar wood protects cloth from moths and salt preserves meat from maggots.”

Dave Hageman and Steve Michael, the young political masterminds behind the American Renewal Project’s $2 million ground game in last year’s U.S. Senate races that helped turn out low-propensity evangelical Christian voters, shared a beginner’s guide on running for office, outlined the mechanics of campaign operations and provided some insight into messaging.



In response to a question about Bruce Jenner, he said he feels sorry for the former Olympic athlete, who now goes by the name Caitlyn, whom he argued needs prayer. He shook his head at the attention the “liberal” media have given to his “perverse” behavior.

“The mark of a decadent society is the exaltation and normalization of sin,” he said. “That is what they are doing.”



Fighting back tears, Mr. Lane prayed for mercy over the 55 million babies that have been aborted since Rove v. Wade, the mounting national debt, the growing acceptance of homosexuality and fears of Islamic terrorism.

Some of the big names in Republican Party politics have taken notice. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a declared presidential candidate, attended the second training in Oklahoma, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is expected to enter the presidential race June 24, addressed a training session in Baton Rouge and last week’s session in South Carolina.

Mr. Huckabee is scheduled to appear at the next training session July 10 in Orlando, Florida. Close to 100 pastors have signed up for the event.
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