Michele Bachmann Laments That 'The Gay Community Have So Bullied The American People'

Still reeling from the demise of Arizona’s “right-to-discriminate” bill, Michele Bachmann said last week that she is tired of gay people “bullying” her and the American people.

The Minnesota congresswoman told talk show host Lars Larson in an interview at CPAC that the gay community distorted the Arizona bill by making it about gay rights — even though the bill’s sponsor himself said it was about same-sex marriage.

“There’s nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure,” Bachmann said. “And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community have so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don’t.”

She added that gay people and “activist judges” are trying to take away her freedom: “If you want take away my religious liberties, you can advocate for that but you do it through the constitutional process and you don’t intimidate and no politician should give away my religious liberties or yours.”

Bachmann: Thank God For The Koch Brothers

Michele Bachmann says she thanks God for the Koch Brothers, the billionaire duo who have contributed tens of millions of dollars to conservative causes. During an interview at the Koch-sponsored Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, Bachmann defended the pro-GOP mega-donors against recent criticism from Senate majority leader Harry Reid.

The Minnesota congresswoman claimed that more wealthy donors would give to conservative causes if progressives weren’t “intimidating people from giving money to our cause” and suggested that people who criticize conservative donors be tried under the anti-organized crime RICO Act.

Bachmann told conservative talk show host Lars Larson that she thanks God for the Kochs and their giving:

I just thank God that there’s a billionaire or two on our side. All the billionaires seem to be on the radical left, so I’m glad that we have a couple on ours. I hope we get a few more that are willing that come out but realize also this is an intimidation movement, I’m sure that the donors on our side don’t like to have their names vilified and that’s what this is about, intimidating people from giving money to our cause, that’s it. There’s something called the RICO statute, the racketeering law, that should be applied against them for doing this.

John Cornyn Meets With And Supports Dr. Steve Hotze

Just last week, Dr. Steve Hotze made news for sending out a Republican Party fundraising letter in which he declared that "our Founding Fathers would be furious to find out that the Constitution was being interpreted to allow sodomites to marry."

This sort of rhetoric is not at all surprising coming from someone like Hotze, who was responsible for anti-gay mailings that attacked Houston mayor Annise Parker and who believes that "medical problems are frequently caused by personal sin":

Hotze was able to better articulate his views in 1986, when he was one of dozens of ministers, professionals and laypersons who signed the Coalition on Revival's Manifesto for the Christian Church. The coalition claims on its Web site to be a national network of religious leaders aligned in a mission "to help the Church rebuild civilization on the principles of the Bible so God's will may be done on earth as it is in heaven." They want all aspects of life -- government, science and education -- to adhere to fundamental biblical beliefs. These beliefs include the following:

• A wife may work outside the home only with her husband's consent

• "Biblical spanking" that results in "temporary or superficial bruises or welts" should not be considered a crime

• No doctor shall provide medical service on the Sabbath

• All disease and disability is caused by the sin of Adam and Eve

• Medical problems are frequently caused by personal sin

• "Increased longevity generally results from obedience to specific Biblical commands"

• Treatment of the "physical body" is not a doctor's highest priority

• Doctors have a priestly calling

• People receiving medical treatment are not immune from divine intervention or demonic forces

• Physicians should preach to their patients because salvation is the key to their health

So naturally, when Hotze was in Washington, DC last week, he was invited to have a personal meeting with Sen. John Cornyn to discuss Cornyn's support for Hotze's lawsuit against Obamacare:

D'Souza: Obama Is 'Waging War' On Conservatives Instead Of 'Islamic Radicals'

After telling CPAC attendees that President Obama is coming for their cars and furniture, Dinesh D’Souza stopped by Sandy Rios In The Morning to claim that Mitt Romney would have defeated Obama if voters only watched D’Souza’s film, 2016: Obama’s America.

“I believe if every American had seen that film, Obama would not have been re-elected, I really believe that,” he said, warning that the president is ushering in America's decline.

D’Souza, who in previous interviews has claimed that Obama is “actively supporting” terrorist attacks by “radical Muslims” and “is weirdly sympathetic to Muslim jihadis,” told Rios that the president is more interested in fighting conservatives in the US “using the instruments of the state” than fighting Russian president Vladimir Putin and “Islamic radicals.”

D’Souza: I believe if every American had seen that film, Obama would not have been re-elected, I really believe that. We tested the movie on focus groups, it would make people violently anti-Obama once they watched that film. The problem of course was Romney and the fact that he had his own strategy and his strategy was—

Rios: Never say anything bad about Obama.

D’Souza: Well, no. He had a group of experts and consultants and they told him, ‘This is how you win the election,’ and so he went with it. But look, I’m very proud of the film. I think that’s interesting about that film is that many people thought it would be in a sense irrelevant after the election, it’s an election-type film, but it’s more relevant than ever now. If you want to see what’s going on in the Ukraine, you’ll see that what’s really going on—the reason Obama is not opposing Putin is he doesn’t want to. Obama has a view that America shouldn’t be this big fat bully in the world, he’d like to see China have more power, Russia have more power, Brazil, India; he’s going for what I call a multipolar world to replace the world of one superpower, us. That’s his goal.

D’Souza: With Obama you get this idea that his real enemies, from his point of view, it’s not Putin and it’s not Islamic radicals, it’s us. He’s waging a kind of war, a political war if you will, using the instruments of the state against conservatives and he’s good at that war and he’s fighting it aggressively. I don’t believe in this idea that Obama’s an amateur, he’s a bungler; no he’s very effective at what he wants to do.

CPAC Speaker Claims Schools Refuse To Teach 'The American Culture'

Many in the anti-immigrant movement felt slighted by this year’s CPAC, which they claimed did not devote enough time to their cause. Center for Immigration Studies director Mark Krikorian lamented to the Washington Post that the American Conservative Union “pushed out” groups like his from the event; while others, including Phyllis Schlafly, Rep. Steve King, and Frank Gaffney held their own alternative event across the street.

But they needn’t have worried. Even if the ACU was trying to appear more moderate on the issue of immigration – chiefly by hosting a panel featuring conservative immigration reform advocates – anti-immigrant rhetoric was still plentiful at the event. After all, CPAC welcomed the sponsorship of ProEnglish, an anti-immigrant “English only” group run by a white nationalist, even while refusing to include groups representing LGBT and atheist conservatives.

And then, there was plenty of anti-immigrant commentary from the main stage, notably from Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann and Ann Coulter. But some of the biggest anti-immigrant applause lines came from Graham Ledger, an anchor on the new Washington Times-connected One America News network, who argued that conservatives needed to unite to oppose multiculturalism and implied that schools no longer teach "the American culture."

“How about we make the case for one common language?” he urged. “How about we make the case for a secure southern border? How about teaching the American culture in schools?”

Barton Says More Christians Were Killed For Their Faith Last Year Than In The Previous 2000 Years Combined

As we have pointed out before, the key to David Barton's success is the fact that his audiences blindly accept everything he says without question, never bothering to actually verify any claim that he makes. It has gotten so bad that Barton is now basically free to say things that, with even a moment's thought, any person ought to be able to realize cannot possibly be true. 

But still, nobody ever challenges him and so we end up witnessing exchanges like this one from "WallBuilders Live" today where he boldly declares that more Christians were murdered for their faith last year alone than in the last two thousand years combined!

"There were more Christians martyred for Jesus Christ last year," Barton told his co-host Rick Green, "than in the previous two thousand years combined. Just last year."

"It's hard to imagine," responded Green:

A study by Open Doors released earlier this year reported that there were 2,123 such "martyr" killings of Christians  globally in 2013:

Reported cases of Christians killed for their faith around the world doubled in 2013 from the year before, with Syria accounting for more than the whole global total in 2012, according to an annual survey.

Open Doors, a non-denominational group supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, said on Wednesday it had documented 2,123 "martyr" killings, compared with 1,201 in 2012. There were 1,213 such deaths in Syria alone last year, it said.

So if there were more killings last year than in the previous two thousand years combined, that means that either, up until 2013, there had basically been only one Christian killed per year or, more likely, Barton is just terrible at math.

Even Conservatives Admit Americans For Prosperity Is A Koch Brothers Front Group

Last week at CPAC, American Family Radio host Sandy Rios interviewed Rob Tappan, the director of external relations at Koch Industries, which was a top sponsor of the conservative summit. Rios asked Tappan about Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s recent criticism of Charles and David Koch’s exorbitant spending on behalf of right-wing political groups, including Americans for Prosperity (AFP).

Since AFP is obviously a front group for the Koch brothers, Rios asked the Koch Industries spokesman, “Are you guys—now you’re running ads in Michigan? I’m sure that you’re doing things in other states too, where are some of the other hotspots we might not know where you guys are placing some of your ads against Obamacare?”

Tappan tried to clarify that he Koch Industries and AFP are separate entities, but it was clear that both Tappan and Rios understood that the groups are not really different at all.

“We are certainly very supportive of them from a resource standpoint as well as a philosophical standpoint, we love AFP and all of the things that they do,” Tappan added. “Make no mistake, Charles Koch and David Koch are very simpatico with everything that AFP does as well as any one of a number of organizations that they support and try to help flourish.”

Meet Sean Fieler, The Hedge Fund Manager Running Anti-Choice 'Talking Fetus' Ads In New York

The Chiaroscuro Group, a Manhattan-based right-wing organization chaired by hedge fund manager Sean Fieler, is running radio ads featuring a talking fetus to attack Democratic New York state senator Tim Kennedy for supporting a bill that would secure a woman’s right to choose and protect women against employment and housing discrimination.

The Buffalo News reports that Chiaroscuro is funding two ads going after Kennedy, including one that features the high-pitched “voice of a presumed unborn child” and one voiced by a woman who tells Kennedy, “You and Gov. Cuomo keep saying you’re doing this for women. Well, we don’t want it.”

Although the Chiaroscuro Group appears to be a separate entity, it is clearly connected to two other Fieler-backed organizations, the Chiaroscuro Foundation and the Chiaroscuro Institute. The Buffalo News identifies Fieler as the chairman of the Chiaroscuro Group and lists its president as Greg Pfundstein, who also works for the foundation and the institute.

Fieler is a relatively little-known figure who seems to shy away from press and public appearances, but his money is behind a wide array of Religious Right campaigns on issues ranging from anti-choice initiatives to marriage equality opposition to rolling back the rights of transgender students.

Fieler chairs and largely finances the Chiaroscuro Foundation, a large grant-making operation, and the related Chiaroscuro Institute, which runs a handful of anti-choice projects. Fieler’s $3 million in contributions to the Chiaroscuro Foundation in 2012 made up nearly all of the organization’s revenue that year (the foundation also holds shares in gold and silver, the gold standard being one of Fieler’s pet causes). In turn, the Chiaroscuro Foundation gave the Chiaroscuro Institute $76,000 in 2012, or about half its budget.

Through the Chiaroscuro Foundation, Fieler contributes to a wide variety of social conservative causes. In 2012, the foundation granted $125,000 to the Susan B. Anthony List’s education arm; $77,500 to Students for Life; $25,000 to Family in America, the journal run by the Howard Center for Family, Religon & Society, which also runs the World Congress of Families; and $20,000 to the National Organization for Marriage.

Fieler himself has directly donated over $1 million to anti-marriage equality groups, including NOM. He also serves as the chairman of the American Principles Project, the group founded by former NOM chairman Robert P. George that now employs NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher. 

Introducing Fieler at a 2012 APP gala, Bill Kristol called him a “very rare” person who “understands economics and understands issues of principles and values.” In his speech to the audience, which included Rep. Raul Labrador and Rep. Steve King, Fieler articulated APP’s mission of convincing conservatives to run on anti-gay and anti-choice platforms, and accused progressives of appealing to “the baser side of humanity.”

“Our base desires harmonize perfectly with the rhetoric of class warfare and the enthusiastic embrace of sexual impulses pitched just right for a thinned-down notion of choice and authenticity,” he said.

Fieler is also the major funder of the American Principles Fund, a super PAC run by Frank Cannon, a political consultant for right-wing groups including NOM and SBA List, and Mike Huckabee’s daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The American Principles Fund ran ads in the Wyoming Senate race accusing Liz Cheney of being too pro-gay and in New Jersey, calling now-Sen. Corey Booker an “extremist” on abortion rights.

In addition, the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News reported last year that Fieler was the “single largest donor” to the effort to put California’s new transgender students’ rights law on the ballot for repeal, contributing $200,000 to the cause.

Fieler made a rare media appearance last year after David Blankenhorn, head of the Institute for American Values, announced that he would stop fighting against marriage equality. It was personal for Fieler, who was the Institute’s largest donor – contributing six figures annually—until he quit the organization’s board, and for Gallagher, who used to work for the group. Fieler responded by telling the New York Times, “The problem with gay marriage and the position David has taken, is it promotes a very harmful myth about the gay lifestyle. It suggests that gay relationships lend themselves to monogamy, stability, health and parenting in the same way heterosexual relationships do. That’s not true.”

Through the Chiaroscuro Institute, the smaller offshoot of the Chiaroscuro Foundation, Fieler funds “academic colloquia on issues pertaining to religious freedom and human life” and the “Women Speak For Themselves” project, run by anti-contraception activist Helen Alvare, which seeks to martial women’s voices against abortion rights and contraception access.

In his introduction of Fieler at the APP event last year, Kristol called the hedge fund manager a “very successful businessman, someone who I will think will play an increasing role in our public life, should play an increasing role in our public life, over the next years and decades.” Quietly, Fieler already is.

Swanson: Disney's 'Frozen' Is A Satanic Push To Turn Kids Gay

Religious Right talk show host Kevin Swanson railed against the Disney film Frozen on Wednesday, accusing Disney of using the movie to turn children gay.

Swanson told cohost Steve Vaughn that Satan is using the movie “to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian.”

Swanson: Man, how many children are taken into these things and how many Christians are taking their kids off to see the movie Frozen, produced by an organization that is probably one of the most pro-homosexual organizations in the country? You wonder sometimes, I’m not a tinfoil hat conspiratorialist, but you wonder sometimes if maybe there’s something very evil happening here. If I was the Devil, what would I do to really foul up an entire social system and do something really, really, really evil to 5- and 6- and 7-year-olds in Christian families around America?

Vaughn: I would make a movie.

Swanson: I would buy Disney. If I was the Devil, I would buy Disney in 1984, that’s what I would have done.

Vaughn: Then you would start making all these nice little movies that throw little things in there that make sin look enticing, in fact some of the worst of sins, make it look enticing or at least to start to indoctrinate slowly, turn the heat up on the frog in the pan.

Swanson: Friends, this is evil, just evil. I wonder if people are thinking: “You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality or bestiality in a light sort of way.” I wonder if the average parent going to see Frozen is thinking that way. I wonder if they are just walking in and saying, “Yeah, let’s get my five-year-old and seven-year-old indoctrinated early.” You know they’re not, I think for the most part they’re oblivious. Maybe they do pick up on pieces of it but they just don’t get up and walk out.

Swanson also criticized Disney for its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on openly gay troop leaders, saying that parents should know that the company, along with public schools, is aiming to have “their children indoctrinated” into “the lifestyle of sodomy.”

He added that it would be the “worst nightmare” of parents to have their child “turn into a sodomite.”

Swanson: I’m guessing the majority of American parents don’t want their little boys turning into sodomites, at this point. if you were to interview, stick a microphone in front of most parents dropping their kids off at the average K-6 school in Colorado where they’re sporting their GLSEN signs everywhere, but if you just interview them and you ask them: “Is your vision for this little 6-year-old boy, 8-year-old boy, 9-year-old, 10-year-old boy that he turn into a sodomite?” My guess is that 60 to 70 percent of them would say, “that would be my worst nightmare.”

Of course that changes over time and it does change, everything is slipping here. You feel it slipping, can’t you? You feel the whole sexual thing slipping down and it’s affecting boys. I think the position of parents with 18- to 22-year-old boys tends to change, especially as they’re being indoctrinated by Disney and others.

American society I think is going to fracture on this one. The Boy Scouts are the fault line, you got six percent leaving, you got Disney pulling funding. This is fracturing our society and I can see how it might, I can see how some parents might be very strong, they don’t want their children indoctrinated in any way into the lifestyle of sodomy.

Vaughn: And if you fall into that camp, you got to get them out of Sodom, you got to bring them home.

Barber: 'Pretty Soon Christians Are Going To Have To Start Wearing A Yellow Cross'

"Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt recently interviewed Matt Barber during the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, where the two discussed the legal discrimination bill that was vetoed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

As Barber explained, such laws are necessary because gay activists are intent on forcing Christians to participate in sinful activity and adopt a "post-modern, pagan view of human sexuality" or else risk being run out of business or thrown into jail.

"You know, pretty soon," Barber warned, "Christians are going to have to start wearing a yellow cross. Are we in 1939 Germany here"?

Likening modern-day American Christians to Jews under the Nazi regime seems to be Barber's favorite comparison at the moment.

Share this page: Facebook Twitter Digg SU Digg Delicious