Right Wing Round-Up - 6/3/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 6/3/15

  • Glenn Beck is teasing yet another major announcement: "In the next coming weeks, beginning Monday, I’m going to announce something because I believe my entire life has led to this point."
  • Speaking of Beck, his lawyers will be granted access to FBI files as they seek to defend him in the slander lawsuit filed by the man that he falsely alleged was a terrorist responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Wow, President Obama sure has been involved in a lot of scandals!
  • Focus on the Family's CitizenLink is getting a new president, Paul Weber, as former president Tom Minnery transitions into a new role.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer declares that "political leaders have a sacred duty to be guided by God and his abiding standards of truth and morality, and it is the role of those who fill our pulpits to remind our citizens and our politicians of what those standards are."

Religious Right Angry At Business Support For Marriage Equality

Conservative religious leaders have been delighted to work with parts of corporate America – most notably the Koch brothers’ political networks – to elect candidates who back right-wing social and economic policies. Religious conservatives have championed Citizens United and the demolition of regulations on campaign cash. The Kochs even promote Religious Right leaders who tell their followers that the Bible opposes minimum wage laws, unions, and progressive taxes. But many of America’s biggest companies have also become supporters of equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and that’s making religious conservatives angry.

When a number of major corporations pushed back hard against an anti-gay “religious freedom” law in Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence asked the legislature to amend the law to state that it would not allow businesses to discriminate. And that made the Religious Right furious. Reliably pro-business Republican presidential candidates like Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal have been attacking big business support for gay rights in a sometimes awkward attempt at right-wing populist rhetoric.

Today’s mail brought a direct mail letter from the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins complaining, “Big Business has joined the anti-Christian bullies!” Perkins warns that “the seduction of Big Business by the homosexual rights movement is the main reason that movement has gained such momentum over our freedom to believe and live according to those beliefs.” Perkins asks for donations to “Stop Big Business’s Assault on Religious Freedom” and to support an FRC initiative to talk to business leaders and bring them around.

Another direct mail piece from Perkins, this time for FRC’s political arm, FRC Action, arrived the same day, in an envelope emblazoned with, “When you can’t make a living because you’re a Christian…THAT’S NOT FREEDOM.” The letter complains that “big corporations are foolishly aligning with the Left’s social agenda” and pledges that FRC Action will help states “create and pass a protective wall of religious freedom laws.” Perkins gripes about business opposition to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act:

The media published incredible false claims about what the law said and what the law would do. Hollywood celebrities, giant corporations, sports leagues, and even other states became a national lynch mob. They threatened and enacted boycotts of the state.

Tragically the governor ultimately caved in to these pressures. With the corporate community threatening boycotts and economic loss to the state, it appears that many political leaders in the state were more concerned about economic issues than moral truth, religious freedom, and the well-being of the family.

Over at conservative journal First Things, University of Notre Dame Professor Patrick Deneen says it is clear that in Indiana, “Republicans and Christians lost, Democrats and gay activists won.” (Of course this simplistic formulation ignores the Christian leaders who were allied with LGBT activists in opposing the law.) Deneen, a critic of both corporate capitalism and liberal democracy, blames the outcome in Indiana on business involvement:

Had the only appreciable opposition to RFRA come from gay rights activists, RFRA would have been a smashing political success for Republicans. It would have made the right enemies while generating gratitude and energy in the base. They did not expect their usual friends in corporate America to join the opposition, which was an idiotic miscalculation given the fact that establishment outrage scuttled the Arizona RFRA last year.

Deneen wrote last year that “The modern corporation and modern marriage are born of the same philosophical roots: rootless individuals seeking self-gratification in whatever way they see fit, short of ‘harming’ another.” In his First Things article, he portrays corporations standing with LGBT groups as a smart business decision given pro-gay shifts in public attitudes. But he calls the gay-rights collaboration between cultural and economic “elites” a dangerous alignment that is “ready to steamroll anyone in their way.” After Indiana, he says, “religiously based opposition to gay marriage is now more likely than ever to be treated by our society as tantamount to a hate crime,” and warns that the “elite-sanctioned attack on ‘bigotry’” will “reach inevitably into the sanctuaries of the churches themselves.”

'This Is The Time': Everything Glenn Beck Has Warned About For 10 Years Is Now Coming True

On his radio program today, Glenn Beck issued yet another somber warning that all of the dire catastrophes about which he has been warning for the last 10 years are now coming to fruition.

In this case, Beck was alarmed by a long article in the New York Times exposing an army of Russian internet trolls who foment hoaxes and infiltrate social media outlets for the purpose of posting pro-Russian propaganda. Beck's own The Blaze was mentioned in the article as one of the websites that had been targets of such efforts, which is just further proof that "this is the time I have been talking about for probably 10 years."

"The things that I have been warning about," he said, "that we're going to start turning on each other and we're just not going to know who to believe or who to trust or where to go, this is the time. This is it. I am convinced of it."

"It's just time now," he continued. "It's time now to decide who you are, to decide who your family, in your family history, who your family will remember you as. What did my father do, what did my mother do, what did my grandparents do when the world was insane? We've been talking about it for a while, but it's here. It's here."

Phyllis Schlafly Hails Ann Coulter For Exposing How Obama & 'Foreigners' Are 'Destroying The Land We Love'

Unsurprisingly, Eagle Forum’s Phyllis Schlafly is a big fan of Ann Coulter’s new anti-immigrant screed “Adios America!”

In a rave review today, Schlafly hails Coulter for exposing how immigration is “diluting our population with people who don’t love America, don’t respect our Constitution and laws, don’t even speak our language, and commit all sorts of unspeakable crimes.”

She then goes into quite a bit of detail about these crimes, “in particular, crimes against very young women and girls.”

“Americans want our border closed to this flow of anti-American foreigners and criminals,” Schlafly concludes. “Thank you, Ann Coulter for alerting Americans to how Obama and the Democrats are destroying the land we love.”

Ann Coulter lives up to her reputation of issuing warnings and political comment that nobody else dares to say in her newest book, Adios, America! It’s aptly titled; she makes the case that it is Goodbye to the America we know and love if we don’t stop diluting our population with people who don’t love America, don’t respect our Constitution and laws, don’t even speak our language, and commit all sorts of unspeakable crimes.

Adios, America! brims with the scathing humor that has propelled Ann’s previous ten books into bestsellers.

Ann Coulter gives hundreds of specific examples of major crimes committed by illegal immigrants and, in particular, crimes against very young women and girls. She shows the devious ways that the media conceal the fact that these horrendous crimes are committed by illegals whom our government should never have let into our country.

The media cover-up doesn’t conceal merely the nationality of these criminals or the frequency of their crimes. The media cover-up also conceals the depravity of these crimes that are so horrific I can’t bring myself to describe them in this column.

Adios, America! spells out chapter and verse on the attitudes and customs of foreigners whom Obama is welcoming by the millions into America, including their horrific mistreatment of very young women and even some younger than teens. Where are the feminists when we need them to shout about the “war on women”?

A new Gallup poll reports that Americans are becoming more liberal on social issues. In fact, Americans are becoming more conservative on many social issues such as pro-life, so our candidates don’t have to take any more advice from those highly paid strategists who tell them to avoid mention of social issues.

Americans want our border closed to this flow of anti-American foreigners and criminals. Thank you, Ann Coulter for alerting Americans to how Obama and the Democrats are destroying the land we love.

Michael Savage: 'In My Day' Caitlyn Jenner Would Be 'In A Straitjacket'

Michael Savage yesterday offered a very reasonable take on Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition, telling listeners that she is “mentally ill,” “psychotic” and “jealous of his sick ugly daughters.”

“In my day, that’s a mental illness, they’re put in a mental hospital, they’re given medication, they’re put in a straitjacket, they’re put in a locked ward and they’re guarded around the clock from hurting themselves or others,” Savage said. “In this demented, sick, Western world of ours, this is now considered a lifestyle choice.” He also called Jenner a symbol of “the death of America” and the nation’s unraveling.

“As Islam is rising, America is dying,” Savage continued. “As Christianity is being crushed around the world, what is rising, Islam? Why is it rising? It’s not because the people who are joining Islam necessarily want to cut other people’s heads off, it’s because they’re vomiting from the putrid garbage being spewed down their throats from the vermin of Hollywood.”

Alex Jones: Caitlyn Jenner Distracting Us From Obama Civil War

During a rant yesterday about how President Obama “could cause a civil war” by supposedly trying to “restrict the Second Amendment,” “InfoWars” host Alex Jones abruptly switched topics by talking about Caitlyn Jenner’s interview with Vanity Fair. But apparently, the two aren’t so disconnected, as Jones explained that Jenner’s announcement is actually a plot to distract Americans from Obama’s evil schemes.

“I don’t like being force-fed constantly this weird, one agenda,” Jones said. “The obsession, it’s got to be from like five, six years, because I cover media, with trannies and transvestites. Just constantly force-feeding it, shoving it down my throat, pun intended, as if it is the only thing in the universe, the only thing in the world. What’s behind the agenda?”

Jones said the sinister agenda is to make “the coolest thing to be is a tranny or a transvestite” and glorify a “creepy old guy.”

Michael Savage: Obama Preparing For Anti-White Violence, Dictatorship

Last week on “The Savage Nation,” Michael Savage warned that white people in South Africa are facing a wave of violent attacks, which he said could be heading to the U.S.

Comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Hirohito, Savage said that “we are a hair’s breadth away from dictatorship, an absolute dictatorship.”

“Barack Obama is such a maniac for power and control, he is so evil in my estimation, he has such evil intent towards this nation that unless he is stopped right now through impeachment, which I don’t care whether it will win or lose, it will expose this man for what he really is, unless he is stopped right now, it will get much worse before it gets at all better,” Savage warned.

Gordon Klingenschmitt Would Require Mandatory Ultrasounds, Then Still Deny Women The Right To Choose

As Miranda has noted several times in recent months, there is a deep rift within the anti-choice movement between the "incrementalists" who seek to ban abortion by gradually chipping away at access and legal protections and the "immediatists" who will only support efforts that seek to immediately and completely outlaw abortion.

Whereas the "incrementalists" are willing to accept some exceptions to anti-choice legislation for political reasons, "immediatists" decry such exceptions as a sell-out of the movement's core mission to outlaw and criminalize abortion.

Not surprisingly, Colorado Republican state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt falls into the latter category, as he questioned the anti-choice bona fides of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for signing a law forcing women to get an ultrasound before seeking an abortion because the law still allows the women to get an abortion afterwards.

As Klingenschmitt explained on his most recent "Pray In Jesus Name" program, letting women still get an abortion after forcing them to undergo an ultrasound defeats the purpose of implementing anti-choice laws in the first place.

"Some of these ultrasound bills do inadvertently give permission to abort some children if an ultrasound is taken," Klingenschmitt said. "In other words, first you have to jump through all these hoops and then you can kill the baby. Those seven words — 'and then you can kill the baby' — are inadvertently in a lot of these so-called pro-life laws."

"My point is," he continued, "make them get the ultrasound but then you still can't kill the baby after you get the ultrasound."

David Horowitz: 'Criminal' Hillary Clinton Leaked Info To Benghazi Attackers Through Huma Abedin

David Horowitz, the conservative activist whose annual retreats have attracted GOP presidential hopefuls including Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry, alleged in an interview with Newsmax TV yesterday that Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin leaked information to the militants who killed four American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.

“Look, Hillary Clinton, this woman is a criminal,” Horowitz told Newsmax host Steve Malzberg. “This woman got four people killed in Benghazi. She, you know, disclosed her private emails to Huma Abedin, a Muslim Brotherhood operative that showed where Ambassador Stephens was all the time, making him a perfect target.”

Abedin has long been at the center of far-right conspiracy theories about Muslim Brotherhood “penetration” of the Obama administration. The conspiracy theory outlet WorldNetDaily has also suggested that Abedin contributed to the Benghazi attack.

Horowitz also claimed that Democrats as a whole have “betrayed this country” in the fight against terrorism.

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