Tim LaHaye http://www.pfaw.org/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:33:39 -0400 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:33:39 -0400 Right Wing Round-Up - 4/21/15 http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/right-wing-round-42115 <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_rww/roundup_a.jpg?1383228480" /> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.politicalresearch.org/2015/04/21/biblical-economics-the-divine-laissez-faire-mandate/#sthash.2Qu2O6r4.dpbs">Peter Montgomery @ Political Research Associates</a>: Biblical Economics: The Divine Laissez-Faire Mandate.</li> <p> <li> <a href="http://www.pfaw.org/press-releases/2015/04/pfaw-edit-memo-anti-immigrant-anti-latino-rhetoric-republican-leaders">PFAW</a>: Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Latino Rhetoric from Republican Leaders.</li> <p> <li> <a href="http://www.towleroad.com/2015/04/anti-gay-attorney-gene-schaerr-thinks-same-sex-marriage-will-lead-to-900000-abortions-video.html">Jim Redmond @ Towleroad</a>: Anti-Gay Attorney Gene Schaerr Thinks Gay Marriage Will Lead To 900,000 Abortions.</li> <p> <li> <a href="http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2015/04/20/american-renaissance-conference-draws-record-audience/">Hatewatch</a>: American Renaissance Conference Draws Record Audience.</li> <p> <li> <a href="http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/04/21/11-lies-from-a-christian-authors-1978-book-about-the-problems-with-homosexuality/">Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist</a>: 11 Lies from a Christian Author&rsquo;s 1978 Book About the Problems with Homosexuality.</li> <p> <li> <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-21/ted-cruz-says-president-obama-is-an-unmitigated-socialist-">David Weigel @ Bloomberg Politics</a>: Ted Cruz Says President Obama Is an 'Unmitigated Socialist'. </li></ul> Kyle Mantyla Round-Up Ted Cruz Tim LaHaye 54241 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:33:39 -0500 Tim LaHaye Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/9/14 http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/right-wing-bonus-tracks-7914 <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_rww/Bonus_Trax2.jpg?1400622005" /> <ul> <li> What a surprise, people have <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/enough-most-say-theyre-over-sarah-palin-poll-shows-n151831">had enough</a> of Sarah Palin.</li> <p> <li> Frank Gaffney <a href="http://www.newsmax.com/frankgaffney/scaife-founding-father-conservate/2014/07/08/id/581355/">says</a> that Richard Mellon Scaife was "a founding father in his own right."</li> <p> <li> What a surprise, Tim LaHaye, who made a fortune writing about the End Times, thinks people don't study the Book of Revelation enough .... so <a href="http://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2014/07/09/author-dont-skip-revelation#.U72vVLFRfuB">he wrote</a> another book about it!</li> <p> <li> Sen. Rob Portman "is confident that his position on gay marriage has not crippled his ability to be a national candidate." Good luck winning the GOP presidential primary with <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clevelands-winning-bid-to-host-gop-convention-highlights-portmans-influence/2014/07/08/ca89d898-06bc-11e4-8a6a-19355c7e870a_story.html">that position</a>.</li> <p> <li> Finally, "<a href="http://barbwire.com/2014/07/09/absurdity-tea-party-racist-charges/">life is a lot simpler when you&rsquo;re a liberal</a>": "For one thing, you don&rsquo;t have to be bothered by silly things like facts; you can just make up your narrative as you go along and, thanks to our abysmal public education system, most people will never know that you lied through your teeth. You also don&rsquo;t have to worry about understanding many complex issues, and how to respond to criticism of your position on those issues. Being a liberal, you&rsquo;re wrong on pretty much everything anyway, so there&rsquo;s no need to waste your time trying to articulate a factual, intelligent response.</li></ul> Kyle Mantyla Bob Ellis Frank Gaffney Leftovers Tim LaHaye 47520 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:30:45 -0500 Tim LaHaye LaHaye: If America Doesn't Bless Israel, 'We're Going to Incur the Curse of God' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/lahaye-if-america-doesnt-bless-israel-were-going-incur-curse-god <p><a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/huckabee-and-lahaye-discuss-how-obama-bringing-about-armageddon">End Times enthusiast</a> Tim LaHaye has recorded a Christian voter mobilization <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0JyARq7k7A">video</a> for his wife Beverly's organization, Concerned Women for America, in which <a href="http://youtu.be/oauNpb3czss">he declares</a> the "liberal secularists" control the media, education, and the government and they "are not our friend; in fact I don't think they're friends of America" because they want to "destroy the culture."</p> <p>But LaHaye's primary concern is America's relationship with Israel, as he claims that America has only been blessed by God "because we have been better to the Jew and Israel than any nation in the history of the world" and warns that "if we change that ...&nbsp; then we're going to incur the curse of God":&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oauNpb3czss?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Election 2012 Israel Tim LaHaye C3 Concerned Women for America Fighting the Right 41032 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:40:58 -0500 Tim LaHaye Far-Right Ted Cruz Forces Texas Lt. Gov. into Senate Primary Runoff http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/far-right-ted-cruz-forces-texas-lt-gov-senate-primary-runoff <div>Yesterday&rsquo;s Texas primary gave Mitt Romney enough delegates to clinch the GOP presidential nomination, according to most counts.&nbsp; But the potentially more consequential result is that right-wing candidate Ted Cruz forced Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst into a July 31 runoff election, which the <em>Washington Post </em><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congressional-incumbents-from-texas-face-grass-roots-challengers/2012/05/29/gJQAmYbuzU_story.html">says </a>analysts consider a toss-up.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The <em>Post </em>today describes Cruz as a Tea Party favorite, with good reason.&nbsp; Cruz calls Obama the &ldquo;most radical&rdquo; president the nation has ever seen, calls for cuts in corporate taxes, rants against financial and environmental regulation, and slams his opponent for having supported in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants. &nbsp;He is backed by the anti-government Club for Growth.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>But&nbsp;Cruz is also a full-blown Religious Right candidate, reflecting the overlap between the two movements.&nbsp; He has not only appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference but also at two gatherings of Religious Right political activists: the Values Voter Summit, where he touted his record as Texas solicitor general in church-state cases,&nbsp;and the Awakening conference, where he told participants &ldquo;we are engaged in spiritual warfare every day.&rdquo;&nbsp; His list of <a href="http://www.tedcruz.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Endorsements.pdf">endorsements </a>includes James Dobson, Rick Santorum, David Barton, and Michael Farris, as well as Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Cruz is on the &ldquo;National Board of Reference&rdquo; for a <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/alliance-defense-fund-launch-law-school-aimed-creating-liberal-chaser-attorneys ">new Religious Right law school </a>that is being created at Louisiana College with the help of the Alliance Defense Fund.&nbsp; The school is designed to join law schools at Liberty and Regent in turning out lawyers committed to transforming American law to conform to the Religious Right&rsquo;s worldview.&nbsp; Joining Cruz on the <a href="http://law.lacollege.edu/national-board-reference">board </a>is an array of Religious Right leaders, including Barton, Dobson, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, the Southern Baptists&rsquo; Richard Land, and Tim and Beverly LaHaye. &nbsp;&nbsp;As RWW has noted, Louisiana College claims&nbsp;it &ldquo;seeks to view all areas of knowledge from a distinctively Christian perspective and integrate Biblical truth thoroughly with each academic discipline&rdquo; and believes &ldquo;academic freedom of a Christian professor is limited by the preeminence of Jesus Christ, the authoritative nature of the Holy Scriptures, and the mission of the institution.&rdquo; Perkins&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/alliance-defense-fund-launch-law-school-aimed-creating-liberal-chaser-attorneys ">describes </a>the law school&rsquo;s mission this way:&nbsp;</div> <blockquote> <div>&ldquo;This law school&rsquo;s not going to be pumping out ambulance chasers, this is going to be pumping out liberal chasers, I mean we&rsquo;re gonna track them down, wherever they are and we&rsquo;re gonna defeat them, and if we can&rsquo;t defeat them in the policy realm we&rsquo;re gonna defeat them in the courts.&rdquo; He added, &ldquo;This law school is gonna be pumping out God-fearing, American-loving, family-defending attorneys.</div> </blockquote> <div>Cruz and his followers openly hope that he will be sweep to victory in&nbsp;a replay of the Florida election that saw Marco Rubio, like Cruz the son of immigrants from Cuba, lifted over a more establishment candidate by right-wing activists.&nbsp; Cruz told a Hot Air <a href="http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/09/interview-with-ted-cruz-at-values-voters-summit/">interviewer </a>at the 2011 Values Voter Summit that he wants to join Jim DeMint in changing the "character" of the U.S. Senate.&nbsp;</div> Peter Montgomery Alliance Defense Fund Beverly LaHaye Election 2012 James Dobson Texas Tim LaHaye Tony Perkins Values Voter Summit Family Research Council Fighting the Right 40075 Wed, 30 May 2012 10:42:26 -0500 Tim LaHaye While Santorum wins Religious Right Support, No Signs of 'Strong Consensus' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/while-santorum-wins-religious-right-support-no-signs-strong-consensus <p>Did social conservative leaders come together and jointly endorse Rick Santorum at the Texas retreat over the weekend? That is the way Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and many in the media interpreted the <a href="http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2012/01/15/the-evangelical-vote-breakdown-in-texas.aspx">meeting of leading Religious Right luminaries</a>, where on the second ballot Santorum led Gingrich 70 to 49, and on the third ballot 85 to 29. Perkins claimed there was a &ldquo;strong consensus&rdquo; behind Santorum, who has won the backing of Concerned Women for America CEO <a href="http://www.ricksantorum.com/news/2012/01/concerned-women-america-president-penny-nance-endorses-santorum-president">Penny Young Nance</a>, former National Organization for Marriage president <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/maggie-gallagher-and-penny-nance-gush-over-rick-santorum">Maggie Gallagher</a>, American Values president <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/bauer-endorses-santorum-while-other-religious-right-leaders-wait-and-see">Gary Bauer</a> and the expected endorsement of Focus on the Family founder <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/01/social-conservatives-back-santorum-110869.html">James Dobson</a>.</p> <p>But have Religious Right leaders really coalesced around Santorum?</p> <p>Gingrich has locked in the support of prominent social conservative leaders: Concerned Women for America founder and chairman <a href="http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Beverly-LaHaye-Gingrich-endorsement/2012/01/16/id/424344">Beverly LaHaye</a>; Council for National Policy founder and author <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/lahaye-obama-trying-destroy-country">Tim LaHaye</a>; American Family Association founder and chairman <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/don-wildmon-founder-american-family-association-endorses-gingrich">Don Wildmon</a>; Liberty Counsel chairman <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/tim-and-beverly-lahaye-and-mat-staver-endorse-newt-gingrich">Mat Staver</a>; California pastor and Proposition 8 organizer<a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/garlow-warns-religious-right-voters-only-gingrich-can-defeat-romney"> Jim Garlow</a>; evangelical pollster<a href="http://www.newt.org/faith/leaders"> George Barna</a>; Restoration Project organizer <a href="http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2012/01/16/faith-leaders-defend-gingrich.aspx">David Lane</a> and pastor and former congressman <a href="http://www.newt.org/faith/leaders">J.C. Watts</a>.</p> <p>Gingrich supporters have even <a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/16/activists-say-pro-santorum-vote-was-rigged/">claimed</a> that the third ballot, which showed Santorum winning handling, occurred after many leaders left the meeting and that some Santorum boosters were involved with &ldquo;ballot-box stuffing.&rdquo; Bob Vander Plaats, an early Santorum endorser, told Bryan Fischer on <a href="http://www.afa.net/Radio/show.aspx?id=2147490466&tab=video&video=2147516004"><em>Focal Point</em></a> that the Texas gathering only showed &ldquo;divided support&rdquo; between Santorum and Gingrich, and Red State&rsquo;s Erick Erickson, who attended the meeting, said that &ldquo;it was divided with many thinking Gingrich is the only one who can win.&rdquo;</p> <p>The real loser of the meeting was Texas Governor Rick Perry, who won just three votes in the first ballot. Major Religious Right leaders <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/whos-who-religious-right-activists-participated-robisons-leadership-summits">gathered in Texas last summer</a> where they <a href="http://swampland.time.com/2011/07/05/behind-the-scenes-christian-right-leaders-rally-behind-rick-perry/">urged Perry to run for president</a>.&nbsp;Dobson, Perkins, Garlow, Nance and other Religious Right figures <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/response-we-watch-so-you-dont-have">all appeared with Perry at his <em>The Response</em> prayer rally</a> and after Perry announced his candidacy, he <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gingrichs-lone-religious-right-supporter-being-wooed-perry">courted</a> a group of social conservative activists including Perkins, Dobson, Garlow at the Texas ranch of mega-donor James Leininger. John Stemberger, the head of the Florida Family Policy Council who was a <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/perry-names-stemberger-co-chair-leadership-team-fl-gop-event">Perry campaign chairman</a>, has now even <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/16/florida-evangelical-leader-says-he-now-backs-santorum/">switched his support from Perry to Santorum</a>.</p> <p>While it remains to be seen if social conservatives will really &ldquo;coalesce&rdquo; behind Santorum, it is clear that the Religious Right leadership that begged Perry to enter the race has now utterly abandoned him.</p> Brian Tashman Beverly LaHaye Bob Vander Plaats David Lane Don Wildmon Donald Wildmon Election 2012 Erick Erickson Gary Bauer James Dobson Jim Garlow John Stemberger Maggie Gallagher Mat Staver Newt Gingrich Penny Nance Penny Young Nance Rick Perry Rick Santorum The Response The Response Prayer Rally Tim LaHaye Tony Perkins 28710 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:50:41 -0500 Tim LaHaye LaHaye: Obama is Trying to 'Destroy This Country' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/lahaye-obama-trying-destroy-country <p>Religious Right leader and Left Behind author Tim LaHaye has always reserved strong criticism for President Obama, even going so far as to say that he is <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/huckabee-and-lahaye-discuss-how-obama-bringing-about-armageddon">pushing the world &ldquo;closer to the Apocalypse</a>,&rdquo; continued to lash out at the Obama administration in his <a href="http://stevedeace.com/news/iowa-politics/a-letter-from-dr-tim-lahaye-to-south-carolina-pastors-and-evangelicals/">letter to South Carolina pastors</a> asking them to support Newt Gingrich. LaHaye and his wife Beverly, the founder and chairman of Concerned Women for America, <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/tim-and-beverly-lahaye-and-mat-staver-endorse-newt-gingrich">endorsed Gingrich yesterday</a> and, like Gingrich&rsquo;s other supporters from the Religious Right, is warning that <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gingrich-wildmon-and-garlow-hold-conference-call-iowa-pastors-caucus-approaches">America</a> <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/garlow-warns-religious-right-voters-only-gingrich-can-defeat-romney">may</a> <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/wildmon-urges-evangelicals-forgive-and-support-gingrich-or-america-may-be-gone-forever">collapse</a> if Obama wins reelection.</p> <p>&ldquo;Liberal secularists had brought our nation to the verge of maylieze [sic] and stagnation because over half the Christians in America didn&rsquo;t even bother to vote,&rdquo; LaHaye <a href="http://stevedeace.com/news/iowa-politics/a-letter-from-dr-tim-lahaye-to-south-carolina-pastors-and-evangelicals/">writes</a>, &ldquo;Please payerfully [sic] onsider going to the polls and help elect Newt Gingrich, a proven conservative who has the best chance of replacing the present occupant of the White House with a man with a proven record of appointing conservatives to office that can return this country to the constitutional principles that God has chosen to bless for over two hundred years&rdquo;:</p> <blockquote> The reason I am writing you is because as a South Carolinian, you are in a strategic position to help America at this historic time in our nation&rsquo;s history. During the last three years our nation has been led by liberal secularists who have tried their best to remove God from our public square and the elimination of the Biblical principles our founding fathers built this nation on. Their financial policies have already brought us to the brink of bankruptcy and their government policies of over regulation has prolonged our recession and will, if continued for four more years, destroy this country as we know it. Some in this government want to tell churches who they can hire or fire to run their church, which is the very thing our forefathers wanted to keep the King and his government from doing. If we do not change our leaders in the next election we will end up being like the godless socialist countries of Europe. That will so destroy our country in four years that many experts believe we will never be able to reclaim it for moral and physical sanity.<br /> <br /> That is where you come in! As a voter you can go to the polls and elect the one man in the up coming primary with the intelligence, conservative philosophy and hands on experience in government that is so needed today to return our country to the God honoring principles that made our nation the greatest country in world history. That man is our personal friend, Speaker Newt Gingrich. My wife Beverly, the Founder and Chairman of Concerned Women For America based in Washington D.C., and I believe he is the only man running for the office of President of America who shares our conservative principles who can beat the present leader in open debate and win! As my friend, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell told me personally, Speaker Newt Gingrich is the most qualified man in America to run as president of the United States. We agree!<br /> <br /> In 1980, America was on a decline not unlike our country is today. Liberal secularists had brought our nation to the verge of maylieze [sic] and stagnation because over half the Christians in America didn&rsquo;t even bother to vote. That&rsquo;s why we started the Moral Majority that helped elect conservative Ronald Regan and with God&rsquo;s help he changed the direction of our country. I am one of the two minister board members still living who helped Jerry get that majority started. Today we have no regrets!<br /> <br /> Now it is your turn. It seems apparent the Republican candidates have come down to two possible winners. Please payerfully [sic] consider going to the polls and help elect Newt Gingrich, a proven conservative who has the best chance of replacing the present occupant of the White House with a man with a proven record of appointing conservatives to office that can return this country to the constitutional principles that God has chosen to bless for over two hundred years. Not just for ourselves, but for our children and to maintain the religious [sic] freedom thais [sic] so important today in preserving our nation&rsquo;s future. </blockquote> Brian Tashman Beverly LaHaye Election 2012 Newt Gingrich Tim LaHaye 28717 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:15:23 -0500 Tim LaHaye Tim and Beverly LaHaye and Mat Staver Endorse Newt Gingrich http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/tim-and-beverly-lahaye-and-mat-staver-endorse-newt-gingrich <p>Is the Religious Right beginning to coalesce behind Newt Gingrich? Yesterday, the former Speaker hosted a conference call with the members of his <a href="http://www.newt.org/news/newt-2012-announces-faith-leaders-coalition">Faith Leaders Coalition</a>: American Family Association founder Don Wildmon, Religious Right pollster George Barna and pastor Jim Garlow. Now, Gingrich is racking up additional endorsements from Religious Right figures just days before conservative activists are set to <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/religious-right-leaders-meet-and-plot-strategy-how-stop-romney">meet in Texas</a> to see if they can get behind one of the presidential candidates.</p> <p>Tim LaHaye, the author of the Left Behind series on the End Times and founder of the Council for National Policy, and his wife Beverly, the founder and chairman of Concerned Women for America, <a href="http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2012/01/13/exclusive-tim-and-beverly-lahaye-will-endorse-newt-gingrich-again.aspx">endorsed Gingrich</a>, warning that America may &ldquo;<a href="http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=48778">end up being like the godless socialist countries of Europe</a>,&rdquo;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/religious-conservatives-take-center-stage-gop-race">as did Mat Staver</a>, the chairman of Liberty Counsel, one of the country&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/groups/liberty-counsel">most stridently anti-gay groups</a>, and the dean of the Liberty University School of Law. &ldquo;America will be unrecognizable if Obama is elected for four more years,&rdquo; Staver <a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/religious-conservatives-take-center-stage-gop-race">said</a>. &ldquo;We need a strong leader with domestic, international and political experience who can inspire a new conservative resurgence in the line of Ronald Reagan. Speaker Gingrich is the clear choice.&rdquo;</p> <p>Tim LaHaye has claimed that President Obama is a <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/lahaye-obama-and-clinton-are-socialists-not-christians">socialist and not a Christian</a> who is bringing America &ldquo;<a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/huckabee-and-lahaye-discuss-how-obama-bringing-about-armageddon">closer to the Apocalypse</a>,&rdquo; and Staver has <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/liberty-counsel-declares-its-independence-we-do-not-suffer-tyrants">referred to Obama as a tyrant</a> who is making the U.S. &ldquo;<a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/staver-under-obama-us-one-worlds-immoral-leaders">one of the world&rsquo;s immoral leaders</a>&rdquo; by opposing countries that criminalize homosexuality.&nbsp;</p> <p>Gingrich even <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gingrich-films-ad-liberty-law-school">appeared in TV advertisements</a> for Liberty University School of Law, and LU ran ads featuring Gingrich in Iowa <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/30/ads-30-minute-special-to-boost-gingrich/">right before the caucus</a>. While appearing on David Barton&rsquo;s radio program <em>WallBuilders Live</em>, Gingrich said he would <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gingrich-intends-pack-courts-judges-regent-and-liberty-university-federalist-society">look to graduates of Liberty University</a> when making appointments to the judiciary.</p> <p>The LaHaye&rsquo;s, Staver and Wildmon <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/huckabee-rallies-right-iowa">all endorsed Huckabee in the 2008 election</a>. While Rick Santorum has picked up the support of social conservative figures such as Gary Bauer, Maggie Gallagher and Bob Vander Plaats, it appears that Gingrich is winning over Religious Right leaders who are <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/newt-gingrich-religious-right-candidate-default">desperate to defeat Mitt Romney</a>.</p> <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>: The Gingrich campaign released this <a href="http://www.newt.org/news/tim-lahaye-endorses-newt-gingrich-president">statement</a> from Tim LaHaye:</p> <blockquote>&ldquo;During the last three years our nation has been led by liberal secularists who have tried their best to remove God from our public square and the elimination of the Biblical principles our founding fathers built this nation on&rdquo; said LaHaye.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Please prayerfully consider going to the polls on January 21 and help elect Newt Gingrich, a proven conservative who has the best chance of replacing the present occupant of the White House with a man with a proven record of appointing conservatives to office that can return this country to the constitutional principles that God has chosen to bless for over two hundred years&rdquo; he said.<br /> <br /> Pastor LaHaye also pointed to Speaker Gingrich&rsquo;s qualifications as the best candidate to defeat President Obama as one of the reasons for his endorsement.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;It seems apparent the Republican candidates have come down to two possible winners,&rdquo; LaHaye said. &ldquo;As my friend, the late Dr. Jerry Falwell told me personally, &lsquo;Speaker Newt Gingrich is the most qualified man in America to run as president of the United States&rdquo;&hellip; We agree!&rsquo;&rdquo;<br /> <br /> "I am honored to have Tim's endorsement. His work as both a minister and author is truly unmatched," said Gingrich. "Tim will be a terrific partner for the Gingrich Faith Leaders Coalition as we work to combat the influence of radical secularism and activist judges."</blockquote> Brian Tashman Beverly LaHaye Don Wildmon Donald Wildmon Election 2012 Jim Garlow Mat Staver Newt Gingrich Tim LaHaye 28724 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:50:47 -0500 Tim LaHaye Steve Baldwin Claims 'Human Events' Publisher is Gay, Says Romney 'Obsessed' with Gay Rights http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/steve-baldwin-claims-human-events-publisher-gay-says-romney-obsessed-gay-rights <p>Steve Baldwin, the former executive director of the Council for National Policy, an influential conservative policy group founded by Tim LaHaye, went on the Steve Deace show <a href="http://stevedeace.com/news/national-politics/deace-show-podcast-01-11-12/">yesterday</a> to discuss why he thinks a President Romney would be disastrous for the country and the Republican Party. Baldwin&rsquo;s major gripe is his dubious claim that Romney was &ldquo;obsessed&rdquo; with gay rights as governor of Massachusetts.</p> <p>Baldwin expressed frustration that Romney has been given a &ldquo;free pass&rdquo; by conservative media, which he chalked up to &ldquo;conflicts of interest&rdquo; in the right-wing press. Among those he claimed are biased towards Romney is the publisher of the far-right <em>Human Events</em>, whom he identified as a &ldquo;homosexual who likes Romney.&rdquo; Although he didn&rsquo;t name names on the show, Baldwin has <a href="http://sdrostra.com/?p=1817">previously asserted</a> that Jeff Carneal, <a href="http://www.regnery.com/eagle_manage.html">president of Human Events' publisher</a>, is an &ldquo;avowed homosexual&rdquo; who has supported pro-equality causes.</p> <p>But Baldwin&rsquo;s gay-baiting did not end with his attack on conservative media. He let loose on Romney&rsquo;s tepid pro-gay rights record as governor of Massachusetts, saying, &ldquo;His whole administration was characterized by an almost obsessive devotion to the homosexual agenda.&rdquo; Romney, he fumes, was involved in &ldquo;gay proclamations, gay dances, gay proms, gay assemblies, gay this, gay that,&rdquo; adding obliquely, &ldquo;You gotta start wondering here.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><embed width="400" height="20" flashvars="file=/sites/default/files/mp3/Steve Baldwin Romney Gay Free Pass 1-12-12.mp3" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="undefined" src="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/sites/default/files/mp3/player.swf"></embed></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Baldwin:</strong> Our conservative media won&rsquo;t write negative stories about Romney. They won&rsquo;t even investigate him. I&rsquo;ve submitted story after story to<em> National Review</em>, to <em>Human Events</em>, to <em>American Spectator</em>, and every once in a while they&rsquo;ll do a story with a few negative things about Romney, but a full-scale investigative piece about Romney has not appeared in most of the conservative movement&rsquo;s media. And you&rsquo;ll find out there&rsquo;s conflicts of interests, you&rsquo;ll find out National Review endorsed Romney last year, they like him this year. You&rsquo;ll find out that the chairman of Regnery Gateway, that publishes <em>Human Events</em>, is a homosexual who likes Romney. You find out these editors have various biases. And as a result, they have collectively, along with talk radio I have to add &ndash; Sean Hannity likes Romney, a lot of our radio talk show hosts have been very hands off when it comes to Romney&rsquo;s record, even though they have all been briefed and all been given information about Romney&rsquo;s background. Coulter and other national columnists and Hannity and even Mark Levin say very little about Romney&rsquo;s record and refuse to dig into it. So you hear nothing from our own media, so the mainstream media, they&rsquo;re too lazy to dig up the stories. And so as a result, Romney&rsquo;s getting a free pass here.</p> <p>&hellip;</p> <p><strong>Deace: </strong>Does Mitt Romney have a history of supporting homosexual issues beyond the gay scoutmasters thing that we saw from 1994? What did he do in Massachusetts when he was governor?</p> <p><strong>Baldwin:</strong> Oh my goodness. Gay proclamations, gay dances, gay proms, gay assemblies, gay this, gay that. He had an entire commission called the Governor&rsquo;s Commission, which served at his own discretion, and they funded gay events and programs in the schools. He promoted all kinds of laws, rules, internal, a lot of internal things, like his department of social services awarded Family of the Year, Parents of the Year, to a gay couple. He appointed homosexual leaders to key positions throughout his administration. I mean, his whole administration was characterized by a an almost obsessive devotion to the homosexual agenda. I would venture to say that Mitt Romney was the most aggressive pro-gay governor in American history, either party. Period. I mean Amy Contrada wrote a thousand page book documenting hundreds of actions by this man to advance the homosexual agenda. Hundreds. He was obsessed with it. You gotta start wondering here.</p> </blockquote> Miranda Blue Anti-Gay Election 2012 Gay Rights Human Events Jeff Carneal Mitt Romney Steve Baldwin Steve Deace Tim LaHaye Council for National Policy 28730 Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:04:31 -0500 Tim LaHaye