Immigration Reform a Tough Sell to Ralph Reed's 'Teavangelicals'

A group of conservative evangelical leaders has been pushing their fellow conservatives to embrace immigration reform, in part as a way to make the Religious Right and the Republican Party more appealing to the nation’s growing Latino population. Ralph Reed has been among those supporting the idea of a comprehensive reform bill, but at his Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference in Washington DC, many of the “Teavangelical” activists – people who are part of both the Tea Party and Religious Right movement – aren’t buying.

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, who has been telling white evangelicals that they should embrace an influx of Jesus-loving Latinos as the salvation of Christianity in America, spoke in Friday morning’s session. He urged attendees not to drink the anti-immigrant “Kool-aid.” He told them not to believe the charge that 11 million immigrants would become Democratic voters if given citizenship. The conservative movement does not exist to conserve pigmentation or a white majority, he said, and it needs some “salsa sauce” on top.

Unfortunately for Rodriguez and his fellow proponents of immigration reform, two previous speakers, Gary Bauer and Allen West, had already spoken in disparaging terms about the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill moving through the Senate.  Bauer said Republicans in Washington spend too much time listening to consultants rather than standing firm on their principles. “You don’t have to go off and pass amnesty,” he said.  Former Congressman Allen West said that the “illegal immigration and amnesty bill” would make life harder for African Americans. And immediately following Rodriguez to the microphone was Phyllis Schlafly, who ramped up the rhetoric, telling attendees that they should threaten to run primary challengers against Senate Republicans who voted for the immigration bill.

Driving home that message was Colleen Holcomb, executive director of Schlafly’s Eagle Forum.  Holcomb was part of a panel on immigration reform that was moderated by Carlos Campo, president of Pat Robertson’s Regent University. Campo, who backs immigration reform, introduced Holcomb as a Regent alum, but that didn’t deter her from making slashing attacks on the Senate immigration bill. In fact, she at least indirectly criticized Campo and Ralph Reed himself when she said she was “profoundly offended” when faith leaders suggested that there was a biblical mandate for this kind of bill. She urged people to take advantage of resources available at www.stopgangof8.com. Holcomb later agreed with a questioner that it was an “outrageous lie” to suggest that the Senate bill reflects conservative principles.

Panelist Carlos Curbelo of the Miami-Dade County School Board tried to convince audience members that the current bill is not “amnesty” the way the 1986 immigration bill had been. Another panelist, state rep Steve Montenegro of Arizona, said the bill needed to include stronger border security provisions. When he asked for a show of hands – not a single person said they trusted that the Senate bill would secure the border.  And when he followed up, asking in effect, but how many of you would be willing to work with provisions of the bill if it did secure the border, very few hands went up.

It seems clear that Reed’s audience is more in sync with Schlafly than Rodriguez. That may be why Reed, who says reform should reflect Judeo-Christian principles – which he says include strengthening the family, respecting the rule of law, meeting the needs of the U.S. economy, and including “enforcement triggers” on border security – is also careful to include vehement denunciations of “amnesty” and “guaranteed paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently residing in the country.”

Rand Paul Links 'Liberal Elites Here at Home' with Islamists Who Put Christians to Death

In his speech yesterday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) claimed that the Senate’s 81-10 vote against his bill to end aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya was part of a taxpayer-funded “war on Christianity.” In the speech, Paul even compared “liberal elites here at home” to governments that have harsh laws, including the death penalty, against Christians.

Paul also said that he would allow “not one penny” in foreign aid to countries that allow the burning of the American flag, which we should note is also legal in the U.S.

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It saddens me to see these countries that are supposedly our allies that they continue to persecute Christians. It angers me to see my tax dollars supporting regimes that put Christians to death for blasphemy against Islam, countries that put to death Muslims who convert to Christianity and countries who imprison anyone who marries outside their religion, I say no more money to countries that are doing that to Christians. There is a war on Christianity, not just from liberal elites here at home, but worldwide. And your government, or more correctly, you are having to pay for it. You are being taxed to send money to countries that are not only intolerant of Christians but openly hostile.



In Egypt, in Pakistan, they burn our flag—I say not one penny more to countries that are burning the American flag.

Pratt: Tucson Shooter 'Didn't Find Any Resistance' Because Victims Were Democrats

One of Gun Owners of America director Larry Pratt’s favorite talking points is that “of the mass murders in the last 20 years, all but one have taken place in a gun free zone.” (That statistic is just plain wrong, but that’s another story).

Speaking with a conservative radio host in Idaho this week, Pratt delved into the one shooting that he counts as an “exception” to this nonexistent trend: the 2011 shooting at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner” event at a mall in Tucson, which left six dead and Giffords critically injured.

Giffords and the constituents who came to talk with her – including a nine-year-old-girl and a Republican-appointed federal judge -- had it coming, Pratt implies, because “it was a Democrat town hall meeting of a Democrat representative” and Democrats “don’t necessarily, most of them, believe in carrying guns.”

“And so when this dirtbag attacked a town hall meeting,” Pratt continues, “he didn’t find any resistance and he was able to kill a number of people there.”

There was, in fact, a man with a concealed carry permit at the scene in Tucson…and in the confusion of the scene he very nearly shot the wrong man. Meanwhile, the shooter, Jared Loughner was brought down by an unarmed 74-year-old man who tackled him with the help of other bystanders.

Only one out of the mass murders in the last 20 years have been carried out in gun-free zones. And the one, by the way, that was an exception – I’m sorry Democrats that are listening – but it was a Democrat town hall meeting of a Democrat representative in Tucson, Arizona. And, you know, that’s kind of what Democrats are like, they don’t necessarily, most of them, believe in carrying guns. And so when this dirtbag attacked a town hall meeting, he didn’t find any resistance and he was able to kill a number of people there.

WND: Don't Enlist In Military, Too Much Gay 'Dancing and Romancing'

WorldNetDaily columnist Patrick Brady is marking the birthday of the U.S. Army by saying that he will no longer “encourage any young person to enlist in today’s military” and he “would not give one drop of blood for the country and military we are becoming.”

Why?

Because President Obama is letting men dance with each other in his “quad-sexual military.”

“[Obama] introduced homosexual conduct into barracks, military communities and foxholes,” Brady writes. “Soldiers will see their chain of command dancing and romancing other men – or women, or both. I wonder if Mr. Obama believes that the sight of him dancing with other men at state functions would be inconsequential.”

Thanks to Obama’s “insanity,” Brady adds, now “Army posts, camps and stations [are] peopled by same-sex couples in gay, lesbian and bisexual clubs where fraternization and adultery are indefinable.”

He also warns that the military is becoming a “sexual and moral morass with readiness in shambles” like the Boy Scouts of America, which has “introduce[d] fornication, by definition, into their ranks.”

Our Army has been housed in communities of like-minded patriots separate and independent from the communities of America. The functions of those communities – schools, commissaries PXs, churches, theaters and clubs – all reflect our unique military discipline and values.

Enter Mr. Obama, a progressive moralist, who introduced homosexual conduct into barracks, military communities and foxholes, and transformed our military from heterosexual to quad-sexual (homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender). As if that weren’t enough, he is now putting females in foxholes much to the delight of our future battlefield enemies. With these changes will come a change in standards: physical for women and moral for Christians.

We are already seeing attacks on Christians and conservatives in the military. How can a military chaplain, Christian or Muslim, not teach the truths of the Bible on sodomy? Mr. Obama and his military sycophants must silence them. And it has begun. The Boy Scouts have been a kind of mini-military, and they face the same moral dilemma. How can they be morally straight when their leadership (essentially to protect their salaries) introduces fornication, by definition, into their ranks?

Unless America wakes up and stops this insanity, we will be celebrating the Army’s 239th birthday on Army posts, camps and stations peopled by same-sex couples in gay, lesbian and bisexual clubs where fraternization and adultery are indefinable – as is discipline. Homosexual health, deployment and blood issues will enter battle planning. Soldiers will see their chain of command dancing and romancing other men – or women, or both. I wonder if Mr. Obama believes that the sight of him dancing with other men at state functions would be inconsequential. The military will become a sexual and moral morass with readiness in shambles.



Over the years, I have done my share of recruiting. My military service to America was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. All my children served. I would not serve in a quad-sexual military, nor would I encourage any young person to enlist in today’s military. I would give my life for the country and military I served. I would not give one drop of blood for the country and military we are becoming. Hopefully, on this birthday of our Army and our flag, Americans will pray that the disasters of this presidency will be reversed.

Porter: Obama Threatens Our 'Ability to Exist,' Committed 'Ultimate Hate Crime'

Janet Porter stopped by TruNews with Rick Wiles on Wednesday to publicize her new film project, The Criminalization of Christianity, and discuss the alleged IRS targeting of conservative groups. After making the laughable claim that conservative groups “weren’t allowed to exist” during the 2012 election cycle, she made the even more absurd argument that Obamacare will jeopardize our “ability to exist as a live human being” and that conservatives will be denied “lifesaving treatment.”

This is what it’s come down to, political profiling and targeting. I believe the elections were effected, if you basically target every Tea Party group and every conservative group that might just inform their members of what’s going on and what’s at stake, they weren’t allowed to exist. When you keep in mind that these same people at the IRS are going to be deciding whether we ourselves can exist because we’re now giving them the keys to control our healthcare, whether or not we receive life-saving treatment, and if they target people based on their political views for their ability to exist as an organization, why would they not use the same tactics to target individuals on whether or not they have the ability to exist as a live human being who is denied the lifesaving treatment that they now are in control of? These are frightening times. I was talking to Tom DeLay and I said to him this: they may have the power, they may have the technology and they may have a lot of things but we have a couple of things we have going for us, we have the truth and we have God.

For the conservatives who do survive the Obamacare death panels, Porter predicts a grim future where people are thrown in jail for speaking against gay marriage or refusing to perform gay nuptials. She also alleged that Obama’s gaffe about visiting fifty-seven states was really a sign that he is a Muslim because there are fifty-seven members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

She added that Obama and Hillary Clinton used (or orchestrated) the Benghazi attack to criminalize anti-Muslim speech. Repeating Bill Federer’s debunked claims about the Benghazi attack, Porter said the Obama administration committed the “ultimate hate crime” and “hate crime of hate crimes” over the death of Amb. Christopher Stevens, whom she thinks was gay.

I’m working on a film right now called the Criminalization of Christianity, after the book it’s basically the updated message from leaders of what’s at stake in the battle for marriage. If we don’t win it, it is going to be the criminalization of Christianity: it will be pastors who are carried off into jail for not performing homosexual marriages; it’s going to be those of us who dare to say there’s hope for change and let me tell you about a God of the impossible that can change your heart and change your life, that’s going to be illegal.



I just interviewed Bill Federer, he said to me that [Hillary Clinton] promised the fifty-seven Islamic states—remember when Barack Obama said that he traveled to all fifty-seven states, it’s just ironically, coincidentally, fifty-seven Islamic states and that’s what he was referring to, he didn’t mess up with how many American states, his allegiance was elsewhere in my opinion—so what happened was the promise was made by Hillary I’m told that don’t worry we’re going to make sure we silence all disagreement of Islam.

So when Benghazi came down and the ambassador there—who I’m told was a homosexual, talk about the hate crime of hate crimes, if this is true, the government ignoring his pleas for help, that’s probably the ultimate hate crime by letting this man die and telling others to stand down—they took advantage or created it on purpose, they took this crisis and they said, here we got something, we’re going to pick somebody who’s got an amateur video and he’s got some other issues and we’re going to pick on him and we’re going to silence his voice because if they let us silence his voice, then tomorrow we’re going to silence your pastor’s voice and your voice.

Pat Buchanan Panics at News of 'Demographic Winter of White America'

When we read the news yesterday that, for the first time in American history, more white people are dying than are being born, we knew that a racist Pat Buchanan column could not be far behind.

And we were not disappointed. Buchanan uses his syndicated column today to lament “the demographic winter of white America” and suggest that rather than “pander” to people of color, the GOP should instead impose a moratorium on all new immigration in order to stop “what mass immigration is doing to the country demographically, ethnically, socially and politically.”

The demographic winter of white America is at hand, even as it began years ago for the native-born of old Europe.

In political terms, this is depressing news for the Republican Party. For nearly 90 percent of all Republican votes in presidential elections are provided by Americans of European descent.

In 1960 white folks were close to 90 percent of the entire U.S. population and 95 percent of the electorate. Nixon's New Majority was created by pulling Northern Catholic ethnics and Southern conservative Protestants, white folks all, out of the Roosevelt coalition and bringing them into a new alliance that would give Nixon a 49-state landslide in 1972, which Reagan would replicate in 1984.

But since that New Majority gave the Republicans five victories in six presidential elections, four of them 40-state landslides, the political world has turned upside down, and demography is the cause.

Mitt Romney won 59 percent of the white vote, a 3-to-2 victory over Obama among America's majority. In any year before 1980, that would have meant victory. But in 2012 whites were only 74 percent of those who went to the polls.



America's white majority, 64 percent of the population and 74 percent of the electorate, still declining in relative terms, has begun to decline in real terms. Deaths outnumber births. Among all U.S. births in 2012, white babies were outnumbered by babies of color.

If Republicans are opposed to what mass immigration is doing to the country demographically, ethnically, socially and politically, there are, as Reagan used to say, "simple answers, just no easy answers."

Those answers: No amnesty, secure the border, enforce laws against businesses that hire illegals, and impose a moratorium on new immigration so wages can rise and immigrants enter the middle class and start voting as did the children and grandchildren of the immigrants of 1890-1920 by 1972.

So what are the Republicans doing?

Going back on their word, dishonoring their platform, and enraging their loyal supporters, who gave Mitt 90 percent of his votes, to pander to a segment of the electorate that gave Mitt less than 5 percent of his total votes.

Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.

Beck Compares Anti-Immigration Republicans to Civil Rights Leaders

Until a few days ago, Glenn Beck had barely even mentioned the issue of immigration reform. But after hosting an event in Washington, DC with 30-50 members of Congress earlier this week where he learned that Tea Party Republican members of the House were going to stage a revolt against the leadership, Beck took to the airwaves to declare that passage of this legislation would be the end of America.

Beck has pledged to put his entire network behind these members (once again turning it into a public policy organization) and, on the program last night, called upon his viewers to rally in support of this effort, saying that if they don't, it will be like Saddam Hussein's slaughter of the Kurds.

Comparing them to heroes like George Washington, Beck ended his monologue by comparing these anti-immigration Republicans to civil rights leaders by running a montage of images of Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists alongside the words "we shall not be moved":

Right Wing Round-Up - 6/13/13

Right Wing Leftovers - 6/13/13

  • Now E.W. Jackson says that he does not believe that yoga leads to Satanism.
  • Speaking of Jackson, he seems to have a long history of failing to pay his bills.
  • Every once in a while, Glenn Beck gets all hushed and emotional and weepy for an entire segment ... today was one of those days.
  • Apparently, the second annual Fortnight for Freedom event starts next week.
  • Rick Joyner declares that now is "a time for courage."
  • Finally, Mat Staver is outraged: "Essentially what we have in this administration is an LGBT affirmative action program. This is the most outrageous violation of conscience and the First Amendment that I have seen within any Administration—trying to force people’s conscience to affirm something that historically has been, and according to natural law and Biblical revelation, is unnatural, immoral and unhealthy."

Rep. Stockman: Texas 'Last Bastion' of Liberty, New Hampshire Run By People Who 'Hate Freedom'

If any congressman were to appear on the radio show of a conspiracy theorist who believes the government is setting up concentration camps and was behind 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the shootings in Aurora and Sandy Hook, it would be a safe guess that congressman would be Rep. Steve Stockman. And sure enough, on Monday Stockman stopped by Alex Jones’ InfoWars. To our disappointment, Jones was away and “health ranger” Mike Adams was filling in for him. (We’d like to ask the NaturalNews.com health reporter if he agrees with Jones that juice boxes turn kids gay but that’s another story.)

Adams threw Stockman a hardball, asking the Texas congressman whether Texas has become the “headquarters of liberty for America.” The congressman responded that this is indeed the case and that his state “is becoming the last bastion” of freedom in the country.

He added that New Hampshire was once such a state, until freedom-hating people from Massachusetts moved there and ruined it: “New Hampshire used to be that way but it seemed like everybody from Massachusetts moved there and they loved the freedom in New Hampshire and they immediately voted in people who hated freedom.”

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