Cindy Jacobs Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:44:25 -0500 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:23:56 -0400 Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/27/15 <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <ul> <li> Scott Lively continues to <a href="">praise</a> Russia's anti-gay crackdown: "The Russian anti-propaganda law, passed June 11, 2013, was the first truly effective international counter-measure since the 'gay' agenda went global around the turn of the millennium."</li> <p> <li> Todd Akin <a href="">says</a> that he may be running for office again in 2016.</li> <p> <li> FRC <a href="">prays</a> against "sexual sin":"May God raise up pastors, intercessors and whole churches whose 'hands have learned to war and their fingers to fight' with prayer. May they wisely stand to correct morally out-of-control government! May our churches not compromise, but correct our nation and avoid the wrath of God!"</li> <p> <li> Tony Perkins is <a href="">outraged</a> over Chelsea Manning's transition.</li> <p> <li> In December, God <a href="">told</a> Jennifer LeClaire that "our labor in the Spirit over the next 18 months will determine the course of this nation."</li> <p> <li> Finally, Cindy Jacobs <a href="">claims</a> to have prophesied Warren Sapp's arrest: "On the Sunday before the Super Bowl, when I was preaching at a church near the stadium, I prophesied a major sting operation was going to take place and we would be surprised who was arrested. Not only did this happen, but the surprise arrest was none other than Warren Sapp, a prominent sports announcer."</li></ul> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs Jennifer LeClaire Leftovers Scott Lively Family Research Council 51246 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:44:25 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Roy Moore's Acolytes: 5 Ways Anti-Gay Activists Have Lionized Alabama's Chief Justice <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Back in 2003, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore became a hero in the eyes of many Religious Right activists when he defied a court ruling to remove a Ten Commandments monument that he installed in Alabama Supreme Court building's rotunda. After defying a federal court's ruling to move the monument out of the courthouse, Moore was eventually removed from his position by the state's court of the judiciary, only to return to his old post nearly 10 years later after winning the 2012 election.</span></p> <p>Now, Moore is back in the national spotlight thanks to his demand that state judges refuse to abide by a federal court ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. And, once again, <a href="">right-wing activists are rallying to Moore&rsquo;s defense</a>, endorsing his claim that state sovereignty and his personal reading of the Bible trump the authority of the federal courts.</p> <p>Leading anti-gay groups including the <a href="">National Organization for Marriage</a> and the <a href="">Family Research Council</a> have defended Moore, portraying his standoff with the federal judiciary as the latest example in their increasingly absurd victimization narrative. As they see it, Moore is facing unfair treatment because of his deeply-held religious beliefs and is taking a courageous stance against judicial overreach... and Satan.</p> <p>Here are five of the ways that right-wing activists are defending Moore's anti-gay campaign:</p> <p><strong>5) Roy Moore </strong> <strong>Is</strong> <strong> </strong> <strong>Just Like Martin Luther </strong> <strong>King, </strong> <strong>Jr.</strong></p> <p>American Family Radio&rsquo;s Bryan Fischer is upset that some critics have compared Moore to the Southern leaders who openly defied federal laws and court orders during the civil rights era. Fischer, for his part, thinks that Moore is more like civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.</p> <p>Seeing that Fischer believes that gay rights laws have put "<a href="">Jim Crow laws right back in operation</a>" for Christians, it was only a matter of time before he <a href="">argued that Moore is actually acting like King </a>by "waging the civil rights battle of this decade."</p> <p>The federal judge in the marriage case, according to Fischer, is the one "standing in the doorway" like Alabama Gov. George Wallace and following in the footsteps of Jim Crow supporters.</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>4) Roy Moore </strong> <strong>Is</strong> <strong> </strong> <strong>Just Like The Apostle Paul</strong></p> <p>After <a href="">interviewing Moore</a> on her radio program, American Family Association governmental affairs director Sandy Rios <a href="">said</a> that "Justice Moore in Alabama is standing on solid ground" while "the other justices around the country and attorneys general who have rushed to accommodate these federal judges have been out of line in doing that."</p> <p>Rios added that "if the law contradicts something God has said in scripture" then people should "disobey the law."</p> <p>"You may, like Justice Moore, lose your job, you may, like [the Apostle] Paul, lose your life," she said. "Some people may not like the way Justice Moore has done this but I admire any man who follows God, who is willing to give up things very precious to him in order to take a stand."</p> <p><strong>3) Roy Moore </strong> <strong>Is</strong> <strong> </strong> <strong>Stopping Satan In His Tracks</strong></p> <p>Cindy Jacobs, a self-proclaimed prophet, said God told her that Alabama will become a beacon of light to the nation that will stop Satan's control over the judiciary.</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Jacobs <a href="">proclaimed</a>: "God says, 'There will be an anointing come out of Alabama that is going to reserve the judicial activism that has been in this nation,' says God. 'I am going to give weight to your voice, I am going to give strength to your voice, I say Alabama will be a first fruit state that will be a bastion that will begin to undo the agendas to take the values of Jesus Christ out of this nation,' God says. 'And I'm going to use Alabama to reverse what Satan has done and it will tip the nation.'"</p> <p><strong>2) Roy Moore</strong> <strong> Is </strong> <strong>Stopping Non-Existent Hate Speech Laws</strong></p> <p>The right-wing legal group Liberty Counsel has <a href="">praised Moore</a> and pledged to "aggressively defend" any Alabama judge who follows his orders to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. These judges, Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver wrote in an email to supporters, are facing "an all-out assault from radical homosexual organizations, which are threatening and demonizing these law-abiding judges.&rdquo;</p> <p>Although Staver told supporters last week that Liberty Counsel had &ldquo;filed suit to have same-sex 'marriages' [in Alabama] cease until the United States Supreme Court rules on the issue early this summer," he told a conservative radio network just a day earlier that he thinks the state "<a href="">does not have to obey</a>" any Supreme Court decision that favors marriage equality.</p> <p>Staver even <a href="">claimed</a> that Moore is preventing Alabama from following in the footsteps of states where "Christians and people of faith and values have been silenced through &lsquo;hate speech&rsquo; laws."</p> <p>Of course, laws prohibiting hate speech are unconstitutional and do not exist anywhere in America.</p> <p><strong>1) Roy Moore Stopping God's Wrath</strong></p> <p>The Alabama Republican Party is thrilled that Moore is flouting federal courts. Its chairman, Bill Armistead, wrote on the state party website that Moore's actions may <a href="">fend off divine wrath</a>:</p> <blockquote> So, how is it that God&rsquo;s truth can be turned on its head as the debate now rages in Alabama regarding the meaning of marriage? The answer is that we, as a society, have become our own god. We have made God in our image. But, God will not be mocked. The State of Alabama and the United States of America will reap God&rsquo;s wrath if we embrace and condone things that are abhorrent to God, such as redefining marriage as anything other than a union between one man and one woman.</blockquote> Brian Tashman Anti-Gay Bill Armistead Bryan Fischer C4 Cindy Jacobs Marriage Equality Mat Staver Roy Moore Sandy Rios Fighting the Right 50596 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:20:43 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Right Wing Round-Up - 2/17/15 <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <ul> <li> <a href="">Warren Throckmorton</a>: David Barton on Real Life with Jack Hibbs: Did the University of Virginia Have Chaplains?</li> <p> <li> <a href="">Travis Gettys @ Raw Story</a>: New report says conservative chumps sent $50 million to right-wing &lsquo;scam&rsquo; groups like SarahPAC.</li> <p> <li> <a href="">David Weigel @ Bloomberg Politics</a>: &lsquo;Duck Dynasty&rsquo; Star to Receive Free Speech Award at CPAC.</li> <p> <li> <a href="">Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog</a>: Carson makes a rare endorsement of war crimes.</li> <p> <li> <a href="">Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist</a>: Houston Newspaper Publishes Digitally Altered Image of Christian Preacher Speaking to a Huge Crowd.</li> <p> <li> <a href="">Joe Jervis</a>: Cindy Jacobs Prophesied What's Happening Now In Alabama.&nbsp;</li></ul> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs David Barton Phil Robertson Round-Up Roy Moore CPAC 50556 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:33:02 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 2/4/15 <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <ul> <li> ALIPAC <a href="">declares</a> that we are "seeing what is possibly one of the greatest scandals in American history emerge regarding the millions of illegal extra work visas Obama's shadow government apparatus has handed out!"</li> <p> <li> Jim Garlow will be hosting Newt Gingrich and several other Religious Right and New Apostolic Reformation activists for a <a href="">conference</a> at his church in June.</li> <p> <li> Similarly, Jan Markell will be hosting Robert Jeffress and former Rep. Michele Bachmann at a <a href="">conference in October</a>.</li> <p> <li> Was Gov. Bobby Jindal's prayer rally the <a href="">fulfillment</a> of one of Cindy Jacobs' prophecies?</li> <p> <li> Charles C. Johnson is <a href="">asking</a> the tough questions!</li> <p> <li> Finally, a documentary based upon John Hagee's "Four Blood Moons" book and featuring the likes of David Barton and Dinesh D'Souza will be getting a special <a href="">one-night showing</a> in theaters on March 23.</li></ul> Kyle Mantyla ALIPAC Cindy Jacobs David Barton Dinesh D&#039;Souza Jim Garlow Leftovers Newt Gingrich 49951 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:32:34 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Organizers Of Gov. Jindal's Prayer Rally Retroactively Try To Cover Up Cindy Jacobs' Endorsement <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>The night before Gov. Bobby Jindal's "The Response" <a href="">prayer rally</a>, Rachel Maddow <a href="">took a look</a> at the "questionable characters" who were promoting Jindal's event, most notably "respected prophet" Cindy Jacobs.</p> <p>Maddow looked back at some of Jacobs' greatest hits &mdash; from her ability to <a href="">prevent coups</a> and <a href="">forsee terrorist attacks</a> to her belief that <a href="">birds died</a> as a result of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and even her power to <a href="">raise the dead</a> &mdash; marveling that organizers for Jindal's prayer rally actually thought it was a good idea to have someone like Jacobs film a video promoting the event.</p> <p>Apparently organizers of the event were so embarrassed by the association with Jacobs that they entirely <a href="">removed her video</a> from their page:</p> <p align="center"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 400px; height: 128px;" /></p> <p>All of the other promotional videos filmed for the event remain on the organization's <a href="">Vimeo page</a> &mdash; only the Jacobs video has been removed.</p> <p>If organizers did, in fact, remove the Jacobs video in order to cover up her participation, we are not sure what good it did to do so days after the event has already been held, especially since Jacobs was <a href="">far from the only radical voice</a> associated with the rally. The damage has already been done.</p> Kyle Mantyla Bobby Jindal Cindy Jacobs The Response C3 Fighting the Right 49632 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:48:47 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Rachel Maddow Takes On 'Questionable Characters' At Jindal Prayer Rally <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>As we <a href="">have been reporting</a>, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has decided to hitch his apparent presidential hopes to <a href=""> a collection of Christian-nation extremists</a>, teaming with the American Family Association, influential activist David Lane, and a collection of self-proclaimed prophets and apostles to host a prayer rally in Baton Rouge today <a href="">meant to turn America</a> &ldquo;back to God.&rdquo;</p> <p>On her show last night, Rachel Maddow took a look at the array of &ldquo;questionable characters&rdquo; working with Jindal on his supposedly nonpolitical prayer rally:</p> <p align="center"><iframe border="no" height="500" scrolling="no" src="" width="635"></iframe></p> Miranda Blue American Family Association Bobby Jindal C4 Cindy Jacobs David Lane Election 2016 Louisiana The Response Fighting the Right Religious Liberty 49597 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:27:30 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Bobby Jindal Hopes To Emulate Rick Perry's Miracle-Producing Prayers <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Just as Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his 2012 presidential bid with a prayer rally called &ldquo;The Response,&rdquo; fellow Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is set to lead his own &ldquo;Response&rdquo; prayer event this Saturday in Baton Rouge. Many of the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> pastors and conservative activists who backed the 2011 rally </a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> credited Perry&rsquo;s actions with various miracles, raising the bar for Jindal&rsquo;s event, which is being </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> organized by the very same people</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">.</span></p> <p>Unfortunately for Perry, the various miracles produced by his prayer rally did not include producing even a single delegate in his disastrous presidential campaign, but it did save Texas from the scourge of Native American cannibals, at least according to Cindy Jacobs, a self-proclaimed prophet who endorsed both &ldquo;Response&rdquo; prayer rallies.</p> <p>Jacobs said that Native Americans who &ldquo;ate people&rdquo; produced a &ldquo;curse&rdquo; in Texas, <a href="">until it was healed by Perry&rsquo;s prayer rally</a>:</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Another evangelist who joined Perry at &ldquo;The Response,&rdquo; Lou Engle, noticed evidence that God blessed Perry&rsquo;s bid for president. According to Engle, God sent rain to Texas in response to the governor&rsquo;s campaign announcement.</p> <p>&ldquo;I heard that actually the day that Governor Perry announced that he&rsquo;s running for president, and this is not an endorsement I&rsquo;m giving here, it simply it rained I believe he said for five hours, it poured,&rdquo; <a href=""> Engle said on a 2011 conference call</a>. &ldquo;And people think that that could&rsquo;ve been a sign, I don&rsquo;t know. I think that was a historic prayer gathering for a governor to call a true Joel:2 solemn assembly. You don&rsquo;t always see an immediate answer to these kinds of prayers but God does, God sees and responds and I believe we&rsquo;ll look back at that gathering as a historic moment in American history and that&rsquo;s what I&rsquo;ve got to believe.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rick Scarborough, a prominent Texas conservative activist, also claimed that Perry&rsquo;s prayers <a href="">ended a drought</a> during a conference call for his 40 Days to Save America campaign. Texas Republican leader David Barton agreed, <a href=""> adding that Perry&rsquo;s prayers also controlled the BP gulf oil spill</a>:</p> <p align="center"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="undefined" flashvars="file=/sites/default/files/mp3/barton-scarborough-prayer-5-16-12.mp3" height="20" src="" width="400"></embed></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Scarborough</strong>: Our Governor here in the state of Texas called for a day of prayer and fasting last May. We were at the height of a drought that meteorologists were telling us was part of a cycle that would last perhaps for a number of years and that it would take us years to get our lake levels back up and so forth. It occurs to me that, not immediately, but after that prayer event that thirty thousand people participated in, we started getting rain and in less than a year, our lakes are full, our fields are brimming. A lot of people seem not to connect the dots on that, but we've got a fresh illustration of how God honors prayer.</p> <p><strong>Barton</strong>: Yeah, that's one of those many things that historians will looks back upon and say 'look at the correlation.' But I look back over the last few years at Sonny Perdue of Georgia who called, in the middle of their drought - that was an unprecedented century drought that they had there - he called for prayer and within three days they had rain falling in Georgia again. They're back in good condition.</p> <p>I recall what happened with the oil spill in the Gulf, how all the Gulf governors except for Charlie Crist of Florida got together and called for a time of prayer that God would mitigate the damage of that and cause that thing to be sealed. And guess what? All the expected damage along the shorelines to all the wildlife, it didn't happen.</p> </blockquote> Brian Tashman Bobby Jindal C4 Cindy Jacobs David Barton Lou Engle Rick Perry Rick Scarborough The Response Fighting the Right 49582 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:15:38 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Bobby Jindal's Extremist Prayer Rally Brings Together Prophets, Bigots And Far-Right Activists <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who only a few years ago was lamenting the GOP&rsquo;s decline into &ldquo;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">the stupid party</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">,&rdquo; is now staking out a position on the party&rsquo;s far-right fringe in preparation for an expected run for the presidency. Jindal has reached out to the party&rsquo;s increasingly extreme base by undermining the teaching of evolution in public schools; promoting wild conspiracy theories about Common Core, an effort to adjust school standards that he supported before it became the target of the Tea Party&rsquo;s fury; and hyping the purported persecution of Christians in America, specifically citing the plight of Christians with reality television shows.</span></p> <p>Jindal, once hailed as the GOP&rsquo;s <a href=""> top intellectual and reformer </a> who denounced &ldquo;<a href="">dumbed-down conservatism</a>&rdquo; in an era of Tea Party populism, is slated to lead a prayer rally this weekend, &ldquo;The Response: Baton Rouge,&rdquo; organized and sponsored by some of the most extreme figures within the party.</p> <p><img alt="" src="" style="float: left; height: 286px; width: 220px; margin: 10px;" /></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Texas Gov. Rick Perry organized the original &ldquo;Response&rdquo; prayer gathering as a prelude to his 2012 presidential bid, allying with many of the same </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">radical activists and organizations who</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> are supporting Jindal&rsquo;s version of the rally. While Perry&rsquo;s campaign ultimately imploded, the people who helped put together his prayer rally credited it&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">for</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">various</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">miracles</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">. Jindal&rsquo;s event has even recycled promotional materials from the Texas rally, including a &ldquo;prayer guide&rdquo; </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> blaming marriage equality for Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 Joplin tornado</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&ldquo;The Response&rdquo; is being organized by David Lane, a Religious Right activist who boasts of his great influence and low profile, and various conservative pastors, including several who claim to be modern-day prophets and apostles, who all kicked off the prayer rally with an event at </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">the Louisiana governor&rsquo;s mansion</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> earlier this month. The American Family Association, so notorious for its apoplectic anti-gay rhetoric and opposition to the freedoms of non-Christians that its chief spokesman </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">earned a rebuke from Mitt Romney</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">, is putting up the funding.</span></p> <p><strong style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The organizers</strong></p> <p><strong>David Lane</strong>, a <a href=""> self-styled &ldquo;political operative&rdquo; </a> who gloats that he has &ldquo;<a href="">operated since 2005 largely under the radar</a>&rdquo; on behalf of conservative causes and Republican candidates, is serving as the organizational muscle behind Jindal&rsquo;s prayer rally.</p> <p>Jindal isn&rsquo;t the only potential GOP candidate who is getting Lane&rsquo;s help; Lane has also arranged various events focused on energizing conservative pastors in early GOP primary states that have featured appearances from potential presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee. He also organized overseas tours with various conservative activists for likely candidates including Huckabee, Perry and Paul. Lane has also <a href="">teamed up</a> with the Republican National Committee, whose chairman, Reince Priebus, <a href="">sings his praises</a>.</p> <p>Lane hopes to use &ldquo;The Response&rdquo; as a launching pad for his effort to <a href="">recruit 1,000 pastors</a> to run for elected office.</p> <p>Lane, who has connections to the top of the Republican Party, has views which are far out of the mainstream. He has:</p> <ul> <li> called on conservatives to <a href="">attack Mitt Romney</a> for worshiping &ldquo;the false god of Mormonism&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> warned that LGBT rights are creating an unparalleled &ldquo;crisis&rdquo; leading to &ldquo;<a href="">our utter destruction</a>&rdquo; as a nation;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> forecasted <a href="">America&rsquo;s destruction</a> as a result of &ldquo;the pagan onslaught imposing homosexual marriage&rdquo; and &ldquo;homosexual scouts&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> <a href="">declared</a> that &ldquo;our long-term strategy must be to place the Bible in Public Schools as the principle [sic] textbook of American education&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> and <a href="">predicted</a> that &ldquo;homosexuals praying at the Inauguration&rdquo; in 2013 would lead to <a href=""> divine punishment </a> in the form of &ldquo;car bombs in Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Des Moines, Iowa.&rdquo;</li> </ul> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>The <strong>American Family Association</strong>, classified as a &ldquo;<a href="">hate group</a>&rdquo; by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is providing the financial backbone for Jindal&rsquo;s prayer rally, as it did for Perry&rsquo;s 2011 event.</p> <p>The group&rsquo;s chief spokesman, <strong>Bryan Fischer</strong>, has won nationwide notoriety for his remarks about homosexuality and religious and ethnic minorities, which he shares on his daily program on the AFA&rsquo;s radio network. Fischer has:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li> called for the <a href="">criminalization</a>&nbsp;<a href="">of</a> <a href="">homosexuality</a>, <a href=""> bans on pro-gay-rights speech</a>, <a href=""> punishing gay people like people convicted of drug crimes </a> and prohibitions on gay people from&nbsp;<a href="">serving</a>&nbsp;<a href="">in</a>&nbsp;<a href="">public</a> <a href="">office</a>;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> compared <a href="">gay people</a>&nbsp;<a href="">to</a>&nbsp;<a href="">terrorists</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">murderers</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">Jim Crow proponents</a> and <a href="">Nazis</a>;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> blamed gays for the&nbsp;<a href="">2008 financial collapse</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">the rise of the Islamic State</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">the sexual abuse of children</a> and&nbsp;<a href="">even the</a> <a href="">Holocaust</a>;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> insisted that non-Christians&nbsp;<a href="">have</a>&nbsp;<a href="">no</a>&nbsp;<a href="">First Amendment</a>&nbsp;<a href="">rights</a> and non-Christian immigrants should be&nbsp;<a href="">forcibly converted to Christianity</a>, <a href="">explaining</a> that &ldquo;counterfeit religions, alternative religions to Christianity, have no First Amendment right to the free exercise of the religion.&rdquo; (This includes Hindus, whose adherents include Gov. Jindal&rsquo;s parents, whom he believes practice &ldquo;<a href="">the doctrine of demons</a>&rdquo;);</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> said African Americans are &ldquo;<a href="">people who rut like rabbits</a>&rdquo; as a result of welfare programs;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> and argued that the violent expulsion of Native Americans <a href="">was</a> <a href=""> divinely </a> <a href=""> ordained</a>.</li> </ul> <p>Other AFA officials have blamed gay people for natural disasters like&nbsp;<a href="">Hurricane Isaac</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">promoted</a>&nbsp;<a href="">birther</a>&nbsp;<a href="">conspiracy</a>&nbsp;<a href="">theories</a> and&nbsp;<a href="">railed</a> <a href="">against</a> secular Jews as threats to America.</p> <p><strong>The &ldquo;apostles&rdquo;</strong></p> <p>The latter half of Rick Perry&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Response&rdquo; prayer rally was <a href="">emceed</a> by a self-proclaimed prophet who <a href=""> believes Oprah Winfrey is the harbinger of the Antichrist</a>.</p> <p>It looks like Jindal&rsquo;s rally will be no different: <strong>Doug Stringer</strong>, who considers himself to be a modern-day apostle and who also worked on Perry&rsquo;s rally, is spearheading the Louisiana event. Stringer has blamed American &ldquo;[l]icentiousness or moral looseness to the degree that it is &lsquo;in your face,&rsquo; including homosexuality,&rdquo; <a href="">for the September 11, 2001 attacks</a>, which he described as a &ldquo;wake-up call&rdquo; from God.</p> <p>Another self-proclaimed prophet, <strong>Cindy Jacobs</strong>, is also <a href="">featured on &ldquo;The Response: Baton Rouge&rdquo; website</a>. Jacobs has quite the prophetic record. She:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li> suggested that legal victories for marriage equality advocates <a href="">led to Hurricane Sandy</a> and other natural disasters;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> took credit for preventing <a href="">several terrorist attacks</a> and <a href="">coups</a>, and <a href="">bringing the dead back to life</a>;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> proclaimed that Rick Perry&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Response&rdquo; prayer rally &ldquo;<a href="">broke the curses on the land</a>&rdquo; of Texas brought on by &ldquo;the Native American people [who] were cannibals and they ate people&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul> <li> and blamed the repeal of Don&rsquo;t Ask Don&rsquo;t Tell for <a href="">freak bird deaths in Arkansas</a>.</li> </ul> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="420"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Jim Garlow</strong>, a <a href="">prominent &ldquo;The Response: Baton Rouge&rdquo; endorser</a> who is involved in the &ldquo;apostolic&rdquo; movement, has been a leader of the movement against LGBT rights. Garlow has:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li> claimed his <a href="">prayers</a> helped secure the passage of California&rsquo;s Proposition 8, which &ldquo;<a href="">saved us from the bondage and enslavement </a> that would come upon us if gay marriage actually passed in a state&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> described the &ldquo;radical homosexual agenda&rdquo; as a&nbsp;<a href="">tool</a>&nbsp;<a href="">of</a> <a href="">Satan</a> and &ldquo;<a href="">almost like an Antichrist spirit</a>&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> and warned that marriage equality will lead to&nbsp;<a href="">America&rsquo;s</a> <a href="">destruction</a>, <a href=""> widespread persecution </a> and <a href="">even</a> <a href="">death</a>.</li> </ul> <p>One <a href="">event sponsor</a>, <strong>Jennifer LeClaire</strong>, has used her column in Charisma News to broadcast several &ldquo;prophetic&rdquo; warnings about the evils of homosexuality and the &ldquo;gay agenda&rdquo; that is &ldquo;<a href="">working overtime to send millions to hell</a>.&rdquo; LeClaire has:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li> decried the evils of gay&nbsp;<a href="">superheroes</a>,&nbsp;<a href="">comic book characters</a> and&nbsp;<a href="">professional</a> <a href="">athletes</a>;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> asserted that gay marriage is &ldquo;<a href="">part of Satan&rsquo;s end-time strategy</a>&rdquo; to &ldquo;outlaw traditional marriage&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> and claimed that <a href="">gay people are possessed</a> by a demonic &ldquo;spirit of immorality&rdquo; that &ldquo;often enters in through some sort of abuse and the lies of the enemy [Satan] that follow.&rdquo;</li> </ul> <p><strong>The activists</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;The Response: Baton Rouge&rdquo; has also featured endorsements from a slew of conservative politicians. <strong>Tamara Scott</strong>, as a member of the Republican National Committee representing Iowa and leader of the Iowa chapter of Concerned Women for America, is a key political player in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. But her political clout doesn&rsquo;t hide her unbridled extremism. Scott has:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li> alleged that gay marriage will <a href=""> legalize marriage to objects such as the Eiffel Tower </a> and <a href="">usher in economic collapse</a>;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> characterized young Central American immigrants as &ldquo;<a href="">highly trained warriors</a>&rdquo; who could &ldquo;rise up against us as Americans&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> and suggested that Muslim-Americans are waging a &ldquo;stealth jihad&rdquo; to <a href="">overthrow the U.S.</a></li> </ul> <p>Another official &ldquo;Response&rdquo; endorser, longtime conservative activist and failed Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia&nbsp;<strong>E.W. Jackson</strong>, has pushed similarly radical views, particularly on gay rights, <a href="">saying</a> that &ldquo;homosexuality is a horrible sin, it poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies; it brings the judgment of God unlike very few things that we can think of.&rdquo; He has also:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li> said of gay people: &ldquo;<a href="">Their minds are perverted</a>, they&rsquo;re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> claimed that gay people &ldquo;<a href="">recruit</a>&rdquo; children into their &ldquo;<a href="">destructive</a>&rdquo; lifestyle and gay rights supporters &ldquo;<a href="">have done more to kill black folks </a> whom they claim so much to love than the Ku Klux Klan, lynching and slavery and Jim Crow ever did&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> warned that homosexuality will bring about a &ldquo;<a href="">torrent of wickedness</a>,&rdquo; including human-animal marriages;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> argued that God will <a href="">stop blessing the U.S. military</a> due to the repeal of Don&rsquo;t Ask Don&rsquo;t Tell, which he called &ldquo;<a href="">a disaster of historic proportions</a>&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> and described President Obama as an <a href="">evil Muslim</a> who <a href=""> leads an Antichrist political party</a>.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Gene Mills</strong>, leader of the Louisiana Family Forum and another key &ldquo;Response&rdquo; endorser, is a&nbsp;<a href="">vocal ally</a> of Jindal&rsquo;s who <a href="">helped push</a> the governor&rsquo;s policies undermining public education and promoting religious schooling. It&rsquo;s no surprise that Mills leads the state&rsquo;s foremost anti-LGBT group, as he has:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li> asserted that homosexuality is not a sexual orientation but a &ldquo;<a href="">disorder</a>&rdquo;;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> falsely claimed that anti-gay speech is now classified as <a href="">hate crimes</a>;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> said that abuse shelters should <a href="">turn away</a> transgender victims of spousal abuse;</li> </ul> <ul type="disc"> <li> and <a href="">explained</a> that anti-gay discrimination is a myth because &ldquo;the reality is the shame and the guilt the homosexual feels is mistakenly reinterpreted as discrimination and what they attempt to do is to call it discrimination and prohibit it.&rdquo;</li> </ul> Brian Tashman Bobby Jindal C4 Cindy Jacobs David Lane Doug Stringer E.W. Jackson Election 2016 Gene Mills Jennifer LeClaire Jim Garlow Louisiana Rick Perry Tamara Scott The Response American Renewal Project Fighting the Right 49569 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:00:07 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Bobby Jindal Is Predictably Partnering With Anti-Gay Radicals For His Prayer Rally <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>When Texas Governor Rick Perry was gearing up to run for president the last time around, he decided to kick things off by headlining a large right-wing prayer rally organized by the American Family Association, an <a href="">anti-gay hate group</a>, and David Lane, a <a href="">secretive</a> Religious Right organizer and <a href="">Christian nationalist</a>, called The Response. But rather than <a href="">propelling him into the White House</a>, the event became infamous mostly for the <a href="">scores of radical figures</a> with whom Perry had chosen to <a href="">align himself</a>.</p> <p>This time around, the AFA and Lane are organizing another <a href="">Response prayer rally</a> to be <a href="">headlined by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal</a>, and it seems to be operating from <a href="">exactly the same playbook</a>.</p> <p>Over the weekend, organizers posted <a href="">videos</a> featuring several Religious Right activists urging conservative Christians to attend the event, including invitations from folks like <a href="">Tamara Scott</a>, <a href="">Jennifer LeClaire</a>, <a href="">Jim Garlow</a>, <a href="">E.W. Jackson</a>, and <a href="">Cindy Jacobs</a>:</p> <ul> <li> Scott is a leader of Concerned Women for America's Iowa chapter, as well as a Republican National Committee member, <a href="">who believes</a> that Muslim immigrants are being brought to America in order to wage "stealth jihad" and warns that child migrants from Central America are "highly trained as warriors" who could "rise up against" the U.S. She has also argued that gay marriage will lead to people trying to <a href="">marry the Eiffel Tower</a>.</li> <p> <li> LeClaire is the editor of Charisma magazine, where she routinely warns that <a href="">Halloween is demonically evil</a> and that <a href="">gay superheroes</a> are <a href="">corrupting</a> your children's souls. She has repeatedly told gay athletes to <a href="">stay in the closet</a> and <a href="">repent</a> and warned that the fight for gay marriage is a <a href="">Satanic plot</a> to send people <a href="">to Hell</a>.</li> <p> <li> Garlow played a <a href="">key role</a> in the fight to pass California's Proposition 8 and has repeatedly <a href="">attacked</a> gay marriage as a <a href="">demonic effort</a> to <a href="">persecute Christians</a>, <a href="">crush the Bible,</a> and <a href="">destroy America</a>. So vehemently opposed to gay marriage is Garlow that he has even <a href="">vowed</a> that he is willing to lose his life fighting against it, if necessary.</li> <p> <li> Jackson is a Religious Right activist and former GOP candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia who <a href="">has asserted</a> that the push for gay rights has killed more black men than the KKK and <a href="">said that</a> gay men and women are "perverted," "degenerate," and "frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally." He has <a href="">warned</a> that gay marriage will lead to bestiality and <a href="">said</a> that there is a "direct connection" between homosexuality and pedophilia. The definition of marriage can never change, Jackson <a href="">has declared</a>, because "America was ordained by Almighty God."</li> <p> <li> Jacobs is a self-proclaimed "respected prophet" who claims that her prayers have the power to <a href="">cure insanity</a>, <a href="">reverse hysterectomies</a>, <a href="">heal tumors</a>, <a href="">stop</a> <a href="">terrorist</a> <a href="">attacks</a>, <a href="">capture world leaders</a>, <a href="">prevent coups</a>, and <a href="">revive the dead</a>. Even her children, she claims, possess similar power to <a href="">stop tornadoes</a> and <a href="">prevent assassinations</a>. She once <a href="">said</a> that President Obama's "anti-Biblical" policies are responsible for natural disasters and <a href="">warned</a> that even more will strike America as the result of gay marriage, which is <a href="">a Satanic plot</a>. Jacobs claimed that Perry&rsquo;s Response prayer rally <a href="">freed Texas from the curse of Native American cannibals</a> and, perhaps most infamously, she once declared that thousands of birds died in Arkansas <a href="">because of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell</a>.</li> </ul> <p>On Friday, the AFA's Bryan Fischer <a href="">also noted</a> that he would be in attendance at the event and providing broadcast coverage, and there is quite possibly no other figure within the "mainstream" Religious Right movement today who can <a href="">match him</a> in terms of <a href="">consistently unadulterated bigotry</a>.</p> <p>Gov. Jindal does not seem to have learned any lessons from the first Response rally and, if anything, remarkably seems quite intent on surrounding himself with the same group of radical Religious Right activists that made the last one so notorious.</p> Kyle Mantyla Bobby Jindal Cindy Jacobs E.W. Jackson Jennifer LeClaire Jim Garlow Louisiana Tamara Scott The Response Prayer Rally C3 Fighting the Right 49278 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:44:32 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Tim Sheets: Time For God's Chosen Ones To Rule And Reign With Him <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">As Religious Right activists descend on Washington, D.C., for </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">this weekend&rsquo;s Values Voter Summit</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">, dominionist and self-described apostle </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Tim Sheets</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> is calling on God&rsquo;s chosen ones to be ever more bold and aggressive. Sheets is an Ohio-based pastor who, like his brother </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Dutch Sheets</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">, is a partner of self-proclaimed prophet </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Cindy Jacobs</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">. And while the Sheets brothers and Jacobs are not on the Values Voter Summit agenda, VVS host Family Research Council has partnered with their ministries in the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Freedom Federation</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> and its </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Awakening</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;"> conferences, and in </span><a href="" style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">a 2012 campaign meant to influence the 2012 elections</a><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">.</span></p> <p><a href="">In a new Prophetic Insight column for Charisma Magazine, Tim Sheets delivers a call to arms:</a></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The alarm clock of heaven is now ringing on the night stand of a sleeping church; time to rise, time to rise to the occasion, time to get up! The Lord says, "I have lions hidden in My remnant, not wolves. They will now rise to patrol and remove the defeated ones, wolf packs, that have come to scatter My flocks. My lions will be fierce, bold, aggressive and unintimidated. They will not flinch when adversaries advance. They will stand strong," says the Lord, "and fearless.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>"A new roar will be heard from My tribe announcing territorial dominion. A roar claiming geographical and spiritual jurisdiction shall now sound from My remnant; a roar establishing that the throne of the territory is occupied and guarded. A rule against hell's power shall be sounded. A roar of authority in My Name shall come against hell's intrusions. My called-out ones, My sent ones, will now become step-forward ones.</p> <p>"They will move forward in My power. They will manifest their rights as sons and daughters of God ruling and reigning with Me. As intended, My heirs are stepping from the shadows of cultural bondage. They shall now display disdain of enemy princes, mights, thrones, dominions and rulers of darkness. No longer will they compromise in shared rule; no longer settling for cohabitation, no longer accepting shared occupancy.</p> </blockquote> <p>For people not familiar with this kind of rhetoric, it is at the heart of the dominionst notion of a new generation of anointed followers &ldquo;ruling and reigning&rdquo; with God. Tim&rsquo;s brother Dutch Sheets preaches that the <a href="">church is meant to be God&rsquo;s government on earth</a>. Lou Engle, who has gained infamy for traveling to Uganda to &ldquo;encourage&rdquo; anti-gay leaders there, <a href="">has said</a>,</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&ldquo;The church&rsquo;s vocation is to rule history with God&hellip;The same authority that has been given to Christ Jesus for overwhelming conquering and dominion has been given to the saints of the most high&hellip;We&rsquo;re God&rsquo;s rulers upon the earth&hellip;We will govern over kings and judges will have to submit&hellip;We&rsquo;re called to rule! To change history! To be co-regents with God!&rdquo;</p> <p>That&rsquo;s <a href="">the same Lou Engle who introduced Rep. Michele Bachmann at the Family Research Council&rsquo;s 2009 &ldquo;prayercast&rdquo;</a> that called on God to defeat health care reform.</p> <p>Back to Tim Sheets&rsquo; new column, where he channels a God who is ready to clear the decks of humanism and anti-Christ dominions:</p> <blockquote> <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">"Passive appeasement has now been replaced with backbones of steel, lips set on fire with Holy ingots, and a shout of the King is in their voice indeed. Jericho's shout decree is in their mouth. Determined faith shall now be seen in My faithful ones as they march to remove demon philosophies and doctrines of devils from the land. No shared rule," says the Lord.</span></p> <p>"My rule, My rule shall prevail. My words shall prevail. Power to prevail is being poured out. Power to prevail is soaking My remnant. Power to overcome hell's strategies; power to overcome demon doctrine and rebel government; power to more than conquer demon tactics is being released. Those who stand with Me shall see hell's fire misfire.</p> <p>"So arise and rule. Rise and roar with My authority. I will fill your enemy's mouth with sand and their hearts with quicksand. They will find themselves stuck in their own mire. Roar with My freedom. Roar with My liberty. Let rejoicing roar out of Zion. March in to battle with confident peace.</p> <p>"Great revival fire will now begin to burn through intercession-soaked regions as My awakening begins to roll. The regions will now become activated by My glory. My shaking has come. I am shaking earth. I am shaking heaven. Walls, strongholds, obstacles and hell's defenses are being shaken down, and My remnant is being shaken free. My shaking will open ancient wells of revival. The revival in the womb of My intercessors will now be birthed.</p> </blockquote> <p>God, writes Tim Sheets, is also &ldquo;removing arrows&rdquo; of betrayal, deceit, and gossip from his &ldquo;royal priesthood&rdquo; in preparation for the coming battle:</p> <blockquote> <p>"I am now coming to My remnant. And I am now coming as Lord Sabaoth-Lord of Angel Armies. Because of alignment with My purpose, I will now align My hosts to assist aggressively. There is now a convergence of the angel armies and the church's prayer army into a divine coalition; the coalition of My willing; those who run to battle, not from it.</p> <p>"My earth and My heaven's armies will now challenge thrones of iniquity, thrones of idolatry, thrones of rebellion, thrones of witchcraft, thrones of humanism and antichrist dominions. Battalions are dispatched and await the decrees of My word through the saints to overthrow iniquitous thrones so My saints can sit with Me.</p> <p>"My greatest campaign on Earth is due. Decree it," says the Lord. "Align your words with Mine, and angel forces shall align with you. Align with angel forces in your regions, and I will accelerate an alignment within your nation. Yes, revival is now. The harvest is now," says the Lord. "Victory is now," says the Lord. "Arise and pursue My cause. Arise and roar. Arise and fight. Arise and shine. Your light has come, and the glory of your God shines upon you."</p> </blockquote> <p>If all this whets your appetite for more Tim Sheets, you can find <a href="">more</a> of <a href="">him</a> on YouTube.</p> Peter Montgomery Cindy Jacobs Dominionism Dutch Sheets Lou Engle Tim Sheets Tony Perkins Values Voter Summit Family Research Council Freedom Federation Fighting the Right Religious Liberty 48425 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:08:40 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Cindy Jacobs Has A Long Record Of Preventing Terrorist Attacks. Just Ask Her <p>Last week we noted that "respected prophet" Cindy Jacobs had <a href="">issued an urgent prophetic warning</a> that a massive 9/11-like terrorist attack against America was in the works. Now she has released a <a href="">"prophetic update" video</a> about this possible attack in which she recounted a variety of times when her prayers stopped various terrorist attacks from happening, as with <a href="">the case in Dallas</a> and the May Day prayer rally that <a href="">stopped a bombing in Times Square</a>.</p> <p>In the video, Jacobs also <a href="">revealed</a> that she had been given a word about a possible attack on the Naval Yard in Washington, DC shortly before the <a href="">shooting in 2013</a> which, thanks to Jacobs' prayers, "didn't take out as many people as it could have."</p> <p>It seems that Jacobs has stopped so many terrorist attacks that she can't even keep them all straight any more, as she also recalled the time when she woke up in the middle of the night because "there's somebody getting on a plane in London and they're going to try to blow up the plane" and so she prayed and ultimately stopped the attack that was to be carried out by shoe bomber Richard Reed.</p> <p>Reed, for the record, <a href="">was traveling from Paris</a>, not London:</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs C3 Generals International Fighting the Right 47453 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:39:50 -0400 Cindy Jacobs 'Respected Prophet' Cindy Jacobs Warns That Another 9/11 Is In The Works <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>Yesterday, "<a href="">respected prophet</a>" Cindy Jacobs <a href="">issued a prophetic warning</a> after God informed her that "another attack on the scale of 9/11 [is] being planned" and America must "close the gates" and pray in order to be protected:</p> <blockquote> <p>A few months ago The Lord had me issue a warning called 'Shields Up' to pray for the protection of our nation. Tonight, while reading my Bible, the following passage leapt off the page:</p> <p>"And He has confirmed His words which He spoke us and against our judges, and judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster, for under the whole heaven such has never been done as was done in Jerusalem" (Dan. 9:12).</p> <p>It does not take a prophet to realize that America is in trouble! We know there are many radical extremists who hate us&mdash;this is not new. However, as I read the verse this evening I was shaken by it. This is what I am hearing: "There is an another attack on the scale of 9/11 being planned!"</p> <p>As I prayed to pinpoint how to intercede, I immediately heard these words: "Close the gates! All borders must be closed to terrorists and those who would aid them."</p> <p>This includes all airport customs checkpoints as well as border crossings. We must pray for our customs and border agents to have eagle eyes to "see" any potential persons trying to make their way into the United States. We must also pray for all points of public transport.</p> <p>The good news is that prayer works! This is a call upon every praying person everywhere to stand in the gap and pray for the protection of the nation.</p> </blockquote> <p>If a terroist attack is carried out at some point in the future, Jacobs will undoubtedly cite it as proof of her prophetic gifts. Of course, if no such attack occurs, Jacobs will <em>still</em> cite it as proof of her prophetic gifts, since she claims to have prevented terrorist attacks through prayer and prophecy <a href="">several times</a> <a href="">before</a>.</p> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs C3 Generals International Fighting the Right 47383 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:32:12 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Dutch Sheets: God Needs An Army To Save America From 'Demonic' Destruction <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>Today&rsquo;s &ldquo;Prophetic Insight&rdquo; comes via <a href="">Dutch Sheets</a>, a leader in the dominionist New Apostolic Reformation. It combines the kind of religious persecution rhetoric examined in <a href="">PFAW&rsquo;s recent report, &ldquo;Persecution Complex,&rdquo;</a>with a triumphant assertion that God will destroy the people standing in the way of establishing God&rsquo;s kingdom in America.</p> <p>Back in 2012, <a href="">Sheets gave the keynote at a conference organized by fellow prophet Cindy Jacobs</a> with an assist from the Family Research Council.&nbsp; Sheets mocked churchgoers who focused on things like pastoral care, saying he was looking for &ldquo;warriors&rdquo; who would assume their responsibility to legislate, govern, and manage the earth in partnership with God.</p> <p><a href="">Sheets&rsquo; new prophetic word is that &ldquo;God is not done with America,&rdquo;</a> in spite of a &ldquo;demonic tide of destruction&rdquo; that has been &ldquo;unleashed upon our nation.&rdquo; Sheets bemoans, &ldquo;Politically, economically and humanistically, there is an agenda to make this nation never again look the way it has looked before.&rdquo; He returns to his theme that Americans are not doing enough to build the kingdom of God on earth:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">After making great advances in kingdom building, many have let discouragement and fear gain a foothold in their hearts. They've laid down their tools and folded their hands. Others are busy with good kingdom works, but don't dare challenge the status quo, much less, the systems aimed at shredding the moral fabric of our nation, destroying the institution of the family and stripping us of our religious freedoms.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">As in the days of Ezra, "wicked counselors," known today as lobbyists, are diligently and strategically opposing God's people to advance the antichrist agenda in every sector of society. This is a fulfillment of the first few verses of Psalms 2, which describe those who hate God and take counsel together, devising plans to contend against Him and His people. These counselors think they've overthrown God's rule and conquered His people and, in their arrogance, openly decree this.</p> <p>Sheets wraps himself in the kind of martyrdom rhetoric that is seemingly irresistible to Religious Right leaders:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Fellow warriors, we cannot fear that if we resist the government and the political activists, we might be taken out. Neither can we fear that we might go to jail, lose our government funding or tax-exempt status, or have our business shut down for speaking the truth or refusing to marry same-sex couples. Yes, these things are already happening&mdash;some are already paying a high price to stand for righteousness&mdash;but we cannot cower and live in a paralyzing fear. We must only move in the fear of the Lord.</p> <p>But don&rsquo;t worry, he says. God will laugh at those wicked counselors and then destroy them: &ldquo;Lastly, God takes His rod and begins to break and shatter kingdoms in order to reestablish His reign in the earth. The good news is clearly laid out here&mdash;in the end, we win!&rdquo;</p> <p>Sheets tells a Bible story about prophets Haggai and Zechariah who worked with God&rsquo;s government (Joshua the priest) and civil government (Zerubbabel the governor) to lead a reformation. Sheets clearly wants to play the part of prophet in the modern version of the story.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Zechariah later prophesied to Zerubbabel saying, this mountain in front of you is going to be brought low and become a plain. Not by might or power but by my Spirit, you will tear it down with shouts of grace, grace! This is a picture of what God wants to do in America!</p> <p>God just needs warriors.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">It is OK to grieve, like Jeremiah or Nehemiah, over the condition of our nation, but we must not give in to discouragement and fear. God is calling forth an army of faithful followers who will come up out of their discouragement to boldly push back the darkness.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Many leaders in government, health, education and ministry are having to make a decision right now&mdash;am I going to make my stand or am I going to compromise and yield to the enemy's plans? I, for one, say what America's founding fathers said upon signing the Declaration of Independence and, thereby, committing an act of treason against the crown: I pledge my life, my fortune, my sacred honor&mdash;everything to stop this insidious plan of hell. Will you join me?</p> Peter Montgomery Church-State Cindy Jacobs Dominionism Dutch Sheets New Apostolic Reformation religious persecution rhetoric Family Research Council Generals International Fighting the Right Religious Liberty 47229 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:58:32 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Jacobs: God Is Getting Ready To Expose Corruption In The State Of Maryland <p>"Respected prophet" Cindy Jacobs <a href="">preached at Rock City Church</a> in Baltimore over the weekend where God used her to deliver a prophetic message that the state of Maryland has "crossed the line" and so God is now going to expose corruption within the state government.</p> <p>"And the Lord says I am getting ready to begin to do my own expos&eacute;, says God," proclaimed Jacobs. "I'm going to begin to uncover in different layers of the government some money laundering. I'm getting ready to expose corruption. I'm getting ready to do my own expos&eacute;."</p> <p>"And the Lord says," <a href="">Jacobs continued</a>, "I am coming to put the fear of the Lord into Maryland":</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs Maryland C3 Generals International Fighting the Right 46933 Wed, 21 May 2014 13:35:13 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Right Wing Leftovers - 3/28/14 <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <ul> <li> Cindy Jacobs has issued an "<a href=" prophetic-warning/">Urgent Prophetic Warning</a>" that is conveniently vague enough so that if anything does happen, she can claim to have prophesied it. Of course, if nothing happens, she can then just claim that her prayers prevented it.</li> <p> <li> FRC <a href=" high-court-world-vision-elane-photography">prays against</a> Obamacare once again: "Heavenly Father, we appeal to you, Judge of the Universe. We know that your Eternal Law commands, "Thou shalt not kill." Please guide the thinking of our Supreme Court Justices. Move them to do right and to reaffirm the religious liberty guaranteed by our Constitution. Stir Churches across America to join this appeal! May your will be done!"</li> <p> <li> Lots of Religious Right infighting today, as Bryan Fischer <a href="">goes after</a> Russell Moore while both <a href="">Alan Keyes</a> and <a href="">Michael Brown</a> attack Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery.</li> <p> <li> The military has turned against Christians <a href=" meeting#.UzXi_IWyoeV">because</a> "people in the White House [have] taken an anti-religious but particularly an anti- Christian viewpoint."</li> <p> <li> Finally, Jennifer LeClaire <a href=" spirit">has a warning</a> for Jon Stewart: "Propagating lies in the name of humor or an antichrist agenda is a sad way to be remembered in eternity."</li></ul> Kyle Mantyla Alan Keyes Cindy Jacobs Leftovers Russell Moore Tom Minnery Focus on the Family 46301 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:32 -0400 Cindy Jacobs John Benefiel's Prayers Caused Record Flooding And Protected Oklahoma City From Recession <p>John Benefiel returned to "God Knows" for a <a href="">fourth episode</a> in which he explained to Cindy and Mike Jacobs how he and Chuck Pierce broke Baal's control over Texas, Kansas, and Missouri back in 2007, which resulted in massive amounts of rainfall across the region and subsequent flooding.</p> <p>"Literally the day after we used this Ball divorce decree in 2007," Benefiel explained, "the rains came and we ended up having more rain between February and June of 2007 than any other twelve month period in history."</p> <p>On top of that, Benefiel's efforts to divorce Baal also ended up protecting Oklahoma City from the global recession that hit in 2008.</p> <p>"That is not an accident," <a href="">he said</a>. "That's God's blessings":</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs John Benefiel Mike Jacobs Oklahoma C3 Fighting the Right 46249 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:25:15 -0400 Cindy Jacobs John Benefiel: America Is Cursed Because Ancient Egyptians Dedicated This Continent To Baal <p>John Benefiel, the self-proclaimed "apostle" who was involved in Gov. Rick Perry's "<a href="">The Response</a>" prayer rally came to our attention a few years ago after we discovered videos of him proclaiming that the <a href="">Statue of Liberty is a demonic idol</a> and that <a href="">homosexuality in an Illuminati conspiracy</a>, was the guest on Cindy and Mike Jacobs' "God Knows" <a href="">program recently</a> where he detailed his efforts to break Baal's control over the United States of America.</p> <p>Benefiel, who believes that his <a href="">prayers can cause earthquakes</a>, explained to the Jacobs that Baal is a "counterfeit Jesus," meaning that while Jesus is the son of God, Baal is the son of Satan and wields control not only over America but over many of nations on the earth.</p> <p>How exactly did Baal come to rule over America, you ask? Not because of homosexuality or abortion or any of the other reasons that we normally hear from these sorts of Religious Right activists, but rather because ancient Egyptians sailed to this continent thousands of years ago and dedicated this land to him.</p> <p>Citing the work of <a href="">pseudo-scholar Barry Fell</a>, Benefiel <a href="">asserted</a> that it is an established fact that ancient Egyptian Baal-worshipers came to America and left thousands of rock carvings spread all over the nation literally claiming the land in the name of Baal:</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs John Benefiel Mike Jacobs C3 Fighting the Right 46064 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:29:03 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Harry Jackson Films Infomercial For Cindy Jacobs' Generals International <p>Harry Jackson has <a href="">worked closely</a> with Mike and Cindy Jacobs for several years, but we were still a little surprised to see him film something of an infomercial for their Generals International ministry that aired during the most recent <a href="">episode</a> of "God Knows."</p> <p>In an effort to raise money for the Jacobs' ministry, Jackson recounted a time when America was on the brink of war and Mike and Cindy called a meeting of top religious leaders in Washington, DC where they revealed, through divine inspiration and revelation, when the war would start and how it would unfold.</p> <p>As such, <a href="">Jackson told the viewers</a>, if they are willing to donate financially to the Jacobs' ministry, they too can receive just such "prophetic anointing" for themselves:</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>And what sort of miraculous gifts can one expect to receive through partnering with Generals International? Well, as <a href="">Mike Jacobs later explained</a>, a translator who once worked for him when they were preaching in a foreign nation was able to fix a trucking company's broken radio system simply by laying his hands upon it:</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs Harry Jackson C3 Generals International Fighting the Right 44933 Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:07:59 -0400 Cindy Jacobs The Prayers Of Cindy Jacobs' Six Year-Old Son Prevented A Presidential Assassination <p>As the offspring of "<a href="">respected prophet</a>" Cindy Jacobs, her children reportedly posses the spiritual power not only to <a href="">stop tornadoes</a> simply by speaking to them, but also prevent presidential assassinations.</p> <p>As Jacobs reported on her most recent "<a href="">Ten Minute Prayer School</a>," when he son Daniel was six years-old, he came in from playing, complaining of feeling unwell. As his mother tried to figure out what was the matter, Daniel revealed that he was worried that the president might be killed, so the two of them prayed to God would avert any assassination attempts on the president.</p> <p>"God had called my child into intercessory prayer," <a href="">Jacobs said</a>. "Later on, we found out, behind the scenes that there had been an assassination attempt on the president; it wasn't widely publicized."</p> <p>So which president owed his life to Jacobs' son? <a href="">None other than Ronald Reagan</a>:</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="420"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs C3 Generals International Fighting the Right 44672 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:00:47 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Right Wing Leftovers - 9/26/13 <ul> <li> Glenn Beck's participation in the upcoming Values Voter Summit has been <a href="">confirmed</a>.</li> <p> <li> FRC <a href="">prays</a>, yet again, that God will stop Obamacare.</li> <p> <li> Cindy Jacobs has <a href="">committed herself</a> to "do whatever I could to stop" human trafficking, so she decided to "mobilize twenty-one days of powerful spiritual warfare!"</li> <p> <li> Peter LaBarbera is <a href=" homosexuals#.UkShgeKJnfN">honoring</a> the anniversary of the 1999 death of 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhising in order to "shine light on the perversion of homosexuality."</li> <p> <li> Finally, Bryan Fischer <a href="">prays for Ted Cruz</a>.</li></ul> Kyle Mantyla Bryan Fischer Cindy Jacobs Leftovers Peter LaBarbera 44378 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:30:12 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Cindy Jacobs Heals Broken Cheek Bones And Her Own Tumors <p>"Respected Prophet" Cindy Jacobs recently <a href="">posted a new video</a> in her on-going "Ten Minute Prayer School" series in which she recounted how she once not only regrew an entire cheek bone of a woman injured in a car accident but also healed herself of a massive tumor cause by Satan.</p> <p>In the first instance, Jacobs was preaching when she called out to someone in the audience whose face had been deformed in an accident; when Jacobs had her rub her hand over the injury, her entire cheek bone was miraculously regrown.&nbsp;</p> <p>Later, Jacobs recounted how she had once had "a grapefruit size tumor" that had been caused because "Satan had wounded me as a woman."&nbsp; The spiritual pain eventually grew into a tumor, but once she was able to forgive those who were responsible "I got totally healed":</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="420"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs Generals International PAC Fighting the Right 44257 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:23:33 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Right Wing Leftovers - 9/10/13 <ul> <li> Rick Santorum will be joining Mat Staver, Rick Scarborough and others at a "<a href="">Pastors for Virginia</a>" luncheon next week.</li> <p> <li> Gary Bauer <a href="">can't quite figure</a> out how to attack President Obama over Syria, complaining that he's seeking Congressional authorization only so he can blame Congress if anything goes wrong.</li> <p> <li> Glenn Beck <a href="">declares</a> "write it down in your calendars, because this is the week that America lost its superpower status."</li> <p> <li> Russell Moore <a href="">bemoans</a> the dangers of pornography and fornication.</li> <p> <li> Finally, every were Cindy Jacobs goes, <a href="">miraculous events occur</a>: "At the evening service a little black boy of around eight years of age was healed of a large lump on his rib cage. The power of God overcame him and he fell under the power for almost two hours. When he got up he described how God visited him and took him to heaven in a vision. Joel 2:28 says the young men shall see visions. He was so transformed by the vision he glowed! I asked him if he would begin to pray for those present who needed healing and God started doing wonders through the small boy. Another youth who was prayed for, walked over, took the hand of a lady in a wheel chair and she got up and walked! Not only did she walk but she regained her eyesight!"</li></ul> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs Leftovers Rick Santorum Russell Moore Glenn Beck 44209 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:32:29 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Right Wing Leftovers - 9/6/13 <ul> <li> Mike Huckabee is "<a href="">chatting</a>" about running for president in 2016.&nbsp; We hope he does, because we have an entire archive of posts we're just dying to put to use.</li> <p> <li> FRC apparently <a href="">thinks</a> that people are desperate to know what Tony Perkins thinks should be done about Syria.</li> <p> <li> Bryan Fischer <a href="">says</a> President Obama not only harbors a malicious hatred for the United States, but he is also monumentally inept.</li> <p> <li> Gary Bauer knows what is wrong with the NFL: <a href="">broken families</a>.</li> <p> <li> Finally, God has a Word for Kansas to be <a href="">delivered by Cindy Jacobs</a>:</li> <p align="center"><iframe width="350" height="263" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p></ul> Kyle Mantyla Bryan Fischer Cindy Jacobs Leftovers 44183 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:30:54 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Right Wing Leftovers - 8/28/13 <ul> <li> Cindy Jacobs is in <a href="">dire need</a> of donations.</li> <p> <li> When exactly did Harry Jackson <a href="">become</a> a "megachurch pastor"? Does <a href="">this</a> look like a "megachurch"?</li> <p> <li> Frank Turek <a href="">warns</a> that "our country has a choice to make: Either maintain the value of freedom enshrined in our Constitution, or usurp the value of freedom by mandating conformity to the gay agenda."</li> <p> <li> Janet Porter was <a href="">interviewed</a> on Fox News last night.&nbsp; We hope this happens more frequently.</li> <p> <li> Finally, even by "Coach" Dave Daubenmire's standards, his <a href="">latest video</a> is exceptionally confusing.</li></ul> Kyle Mantyla Cindy Jacobs Frank Turek Janet Porter (née Folger) Leftovers Michele Bachmann 44110 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:29:54 -0400 Cindy Jacobs Right Wing Leftovers - 8/1/13 <ul> <li> FRC <a href="">was praying</a> that God would stop Samantha Power from being confirmed: "May God intervene to prevent Samantha Power from being confirmed to this important office! If not, may He raise up intercessors who will be used of the Lord to restrain her from acting and voting as her past behavior predicts she will." Looks like <a href="">it didn't work</a>.</li> <p> <li> Gee, what a surprise.&nbsp; Glenn Beck is <a href="">changing his position</a> on the use of boycotts.</li> <p> <li> Have you always wished there was a line of stylish clothing available that was also covered in Bible verses? Well, <a href="">you are in luck</a>.</li> <p> <li> Cindy Jacobs has produced a <a href="">handy guide</a> for prayer warriors on how to "lay siege to their cities."</li> <p> <li> Is anyone surprised that when the "ex-gay" activists <a href="">met</a> with members of Congress yesterday, the "Republicans were definitely more sympathetic"?</li> <p> <li> Finally, Bryan Fischer began his show today by <a href="">declaring</a> that Islam is a "demonic, degraded, dark, devilish religion and we never should contemplate treating it on the same plane as we do Christianity." He then proceeded to <a href="">interview Republican Senator Roger Wicker</a>.</li> </ul> Kyle Mantyla Bryan Fischer Cindy Jacobs Leftovers Family Research Council 43852 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:33:09 -0400 Cindy Jacobs