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Marco Rubio Is The Real Victim Of The Gay Rights Movement

In an attempt to woo social conservatives in advance of a possible presidential bid, Sen. Marco Rubio delivered a speech at Catholic University today, where he attempted to come across as a uniter on social issues like marriage equality and abortion rights while assuring his party’s right flank that he agrees with their hardline policy positions.

The Florida Republican drew heavily from the Religious Right’s persecution narrative to claim that while LGBT people have faced discrimination in the past, he and fellow opponents of marriage equality are now the victims of widespread “intolerance.”

“We should acknowledge that our nation is marred by a history of discrimination against gays and lesbians,” he said. “There was once a time when our federal government not only banned the hiring of gay employees, it required federal contractors to identify and fire them. Some laws prohibited gays from being served in bars and restaurants, and many states carried out law enforcement efforts targeting gay marriages.”

“Fortunately, we’ve come a long way since then,” he continued. “Many committed gay and lesbian couples feel humiliated by the law’s failure to recognize their relationship as a marriage, and supporters of same-sex marriage argue that laws banning same-sex marriage are discrimination. I respect their arguments, and I would concede that they pose a legitimate question for lawmakers and society.”

But now, according to Rubio, it is gay-rights opponents whose rights are under attack.

He criticized judges who are “redefining marriage from the bench,” claiming that pro-marriage-equality decisions take away the rights of “Americans like myself” who oppose same-sex marriage: “Those who support same-sex marriage have a right to lobby their state legislature to change its laws. But Americans like myself who support keeping the traditional definition of marriage also have the right to work to keep the traditional definition of marriage in our laws without seeing them overturned by a judge.”

Calling tolerance a “two-way street,” he lamented that “today there is a growing intolerance on this issue, intolerance towards those who continue to support traditional marriage.”

“I promise you that even before this speech is over, I’ll be attacked as a hater or a bigot or someone who’s anti-gay,” he said. “This intolerance in the name of tolerance is hypocrisy. Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay. It is pro-traditional marriage.”

The theme was repeated by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Russell Moore, and Concerned Women for America’s Penny Nance, who joined a panel discussion after Rubio’s speech.

“I think the myth of somehow those who are concerned about these issues from a more conservative standpoint are simply going to evaporate, I think that that is actually fueling some of the things that Sen. Rubio talked about right now, when he did talk about this growing intolerance of those who would define marriage as a conjugal union of a man and a woman,” Moore said.

Nance praised Rubio for his “unifying” message, as opposed to the “divisive” tone of President Obama whom she said “has pitted gays against straights”:

“I believe that this president has been so divisive for this nation. He has pitted men against women, he has pitted wealthy against poor, he has pitted gays against straights, and I was so happy and encouraged by the tone that Sen. Rubio took. It was a unifying message that he gave us today, and I think it was a winning message.”

Sen. Rubio’s office has posted video of his remarks. His comments on LGBT equality and abortion rights begin about 13 minutes in:

Glenn Beck Is Very Receptive To The Idea That Jesus Was Married To Mary Magdalene: 'You Could Talk Me Into That'

A few months ago, Glenn Beck was invited to speak at Liberty University where, in addition to presenting himself as a prophet of God, he set off a bit of controversy by preaching Mormon theology from the stage while repeatedly insisting that Mormonism is simply a "different denomination" of Christianity.

The claim that Mormonism is simply another branch of Christianity predictably did not sit well with various Religious Right activists who criticized Liberty University for allowing Beck to come and preach this doctrine at the school, which prompted Beck to lash out in response, accusing these critics of "standing for hate and bigotry."

One of Beck's most loyal defenders within the Religious Right movement is David Barton, who regularly seeks to assure those concerned about Beck's Mormonism, especially as it pertains to his increasing influence as a religious leader within the movement, by claiming that Beck is really just a Mormon in name only, insisting that Beck is simply a Mormon only out of loyalty and is actually a Christian when it comes to all of the things that really matter.

Barton was among those who went down to the southern border with Beck last weekend to deliver supplies to churches who are providing assistance in response to the border crisis and was on Beck's radio program yesterday, where the two discussed the trip. Beck said that he believes "miracles" are occurring because of these sorts of efforts, resulting in leaders from Christian denominations being willing to put aside their specific "religion" in order to focus more on their shared Christian "faith."

"Now, I'm seeing people get together," Beck said, "and they're not abandoning their theology but what they're doing is they're saying 'my religion comes second to my faith in God ... My faith and what the Lord tells me to do comes first.'"

This effort on Beck's part to continually assure others in the Religious Right movement that Mormonism is simply a "different denomination" of the Christian faith probably took a bit of a blow later in the program when he and his co-hosts were discussing a recent poll examining how many Americans believe in various conspiracy theories that eventually evolved into a conversation about what beliefs they hold that others might dismiss as conspiracy theories.

During the discussion, Beck's co-host Pat Gray asserted that he "absolutely believes" that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. Gray, like Beck, is also a Mormon and this belief, while not being official LDS doctrine, is a common one among Mormons, and it is one that Beck likewise appears to share.

"You could talk me into that," Beck said, arguing that it was simply impossible for Mary Magdalene to have been traveling closely with Jesus and his disciples unless she had been married to him.

"It just wouldn't have happened," he said. "A bunch of guys traveling around with a women? Unmarried? I don't think so":

Richard Land Links Gay Rights To Nazi Germany

After lecturing liberals on why they are wrong to fault the United States for slavery, former Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land drew a connection between the rise of gay rights and Nazi Germany.

While guest-hosting yesterday’s edition of “Washington Watch,” Land spoke with Fox News correspondent Todd Starnes about President Obama’s recent executive order to protect employees of federal government contractors from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

He told Starnes that conservatives need to stand up to “the gay thought police” or face Nazi-style persecution, mentioning Martin Niemöller’s anti-Nazi poem “First they came….”

Earlier in the show, Starnes said that Obama was “mocking and condescending” towards religion by saying “amen” while signing the executive order, because apparently opposing discrimination is incompatible with religious values.

“It was really a mocking, in-your-face sort of a move,” Starnes said.

Land, for his part, warned of “liberal McCarthyism” since now “the question is, ‘Are you now, or have you ever been opposed to homosexual and lesbian or gay, bisexual, transgender behavior?’”

But things were just getting started on “Washington Watch,” as Land later spoke with a caller who said she couldn’t understand “how seemingly intelligent people could have voted a president in by the name of Barack Obama so soon after 9/11, it doesn’t make sense to me.”

Rather than address her comments, Land went on a tangent about how Obama has an anti-American worldview and is to blame for everything from the drug war to Boko Haram’s kidnapping of girls in Nigeria.

WND Pundit Cites 'Small Private Poll Of My Facebook Friends' As Proof Voters Want To Impeach Obama

Another WorldNetDaily pundit is demanding Republicans vote to impeach President Obama. On Monday the outlet republished a commentary from blogger J.B. Williams, who claims “only impeachment can save the Republican Party or the Constitutional Republic of the United States of America at this point.”

Williams writes that GOP voters will only be motivated to turn out in the midterm elections if it’s to back pro-impeachment candidates. He marvels that “even black groups have had the decency, honor and courage to present Articles of Impeachment against this criminal cabal,” adding that “if usurping the power of the Oval Office by election fraud is not an impeachable offense, then nothing is.”

He also cited a nonscientific online poll on the Drudge Report and a survey of his own Facebook friends as proof that the vast majority of Americans want to impeach Obama: “Even in a small private poll of my Facebook friends, 93% say impeach and incarcerate the entire Obama regime. The message from pro-American voters is totally unambiguous. Impeach!”

Contrary to popular political theory and the hopes and wishes of millions of Republican voters, not to mention the strategic blunder of the Republican National Committee (RNC), I predict that without a massive shift in Republican political posture, they will not only lose congress in November, but several governorships and the entire Republican Party as well.



Nearly every American, including many black, poor and middle income Democrats know that the Obama regime is the most impeachable administration in U.S. history. Certainly every congressional Republican knows it, after six years on the sidelines of federal government while the dictator-in-chief operates as if there is but one branch of government today.

Yet congressional Republicans have locked themselves into a suicidal game of Russian roulette over impeachment, refusing to even entertain the idea of impeaching the most impeachable administration in history, as public calls for impeachment become increasingly desperate.



It’s not “Harry Reid’s Senate.” It is the United States Senate. It belongs to the American people, not Harry Reid or his Democratic Socialist Party of communist criminal misfits. Harry Reid cannot preside over impeachment, nor can he control the outcome of the trial in any fashion. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court must preside and members of the Senate must conduct themselves in a very specific manner under their oath of office and Senate Rules of Impeachment. They are not legislators in an impeachment trial, they are jurors. They must follow the evidence presented and the law.



Unfortunately for congressional Republicans, the facts do not support this claim at all. A recent Drudge Report poll in which over two-hundred thousand right-leaning respondents voted for or against impeachment, over 76% said impeach now!

But even in the left-leaning Huffington Post poll, more than two-thirds of Republican-leaning voters want impeachment to begin. 89% of Republican voters and 52% of Independent voters agree that Obama has abused his office and exceeded his authority. Only 67% of Democrats and 25% of Independents disagree.

Even in a small private poll of my Facebook friends, 93% say impeach and incarcerate the entire Obama regime. The message from pro-American voters is totally unambiguous. Impeach!



Impeachment is the constitutionally sound means of charging officials with crimes and removing them from office. If usurping the power of the Oval Office by election fraud is not an impeachable offense, then nothing is.



Even black groups have had the decency, honor and courage to present Articles of Impeachment against this criminal cabal, proving that race has nothing to do with it. A growing number of congressional Republicans are feeling the pressure to impeach.

Right now, nobody in this country has any reason at all to vote Republican in November. The Republican Party has nothing but broken promises, cowardice and failed leadership to run on in November.

Only impeachment can save the Republican Party or the Constitutional Republic of the United States of America at this point.

BarbWire Commentator: Democrats Planning 'Atrocities' Against Jews

The far-right outlet BarbWire published an excerpt today of a blog post by conservative activist Evan Sayet titled, “Another Take On Why Jews Vote Democrat,” in which he warns that Jewish voters have mistakenly backed Democratic candidates, like President Obama, whom he believes promote “Jew-hatred.”

Sayet also links the Democratic Party to Nazism and Communism and argues that left-leaning governments inevitably “commit atrocities” against their Jewish supporters.

American Jews overwhelmingly tend to vote Democrat for one simple reason: they see the choice as being between 1) the Democrats and their belief in nothing versus 2) the Republicans and their beliefs based on their Christian faith and heritage.

Given that choice, then, rather than side with people of faith – which they see as a different and potentially antagonistic belief system – they feel safer in the party that is devoid of any values or convictions.

The “thinking” behind this is that, if people believe in things then they might fight for those things. They might even commit atrocities in their name. Only those who believe in nothing have nothing to kill or fight for. If everyone just believed in nothing, the “thinking” goes: then the Jews would be safe, for if one doesn’t believe in anything then they can’t believe the Jews are bad.



The Modern Liberal is, of course, wrong. In fact, he is as wrong as wrong can be. First, he is wrong to believe that a nation without values will keep the Jews safe. In fact, a nation without values is exactly the one that would be willing to commit atrocities because there’s nothing morally to stop them. Further, as anyone who knows my work knows: Indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policy. Instead it leads invariably and inevitably to siding with evil over good and wrong over right.

This is why the Jews are not only typically the first target of the Liberal but the people he has the most hatred for. Witness the singling out of Israel for divestment and boycott and the blood libels offered by the likes of Jimmy Carter and John Kerry.



Are there Christian anti-Semites? Of course. But anti-Semitism from the Right in America is episodic. Jew-hatred from the Left, on the other hand, is official and endemic – in the universities, in the media which spins stories about the Middle East to make the Jews look bad and culpable in the attacks upon them and in the Democratic Party of Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama.

That the Christian Right overwhelmingly tends to embrace Judaism is evident in the phrase they use to describe America’s heritage: Judeo-Christian, and in the overwhelming support for Israel found in the Republican Party and its supporters.

Jew-hatred is endemic to the Left – be it National Socialism (Nazism), Communism or today’s Democratic Party. For the Jews, prosperity and safety are not found in siding with those who reject all values but in those who have the better values. It’s not a coincidence that the first Judeo-Christian nation in all of human history is also the place that has provided the Jews with the most welcoming, free and safe existence since the original land of Israel. Nor is it surprising that the Europe the Democrats seek to emulate was not only the home of Nazism and Communism but today is seeing a resurgence of Jew-hatred.

Pat Robertson's Fashion Tips For The Ladies: 'Modesty Is Hottest'

Today, “The 700 Club” ran a report about how “modesty is hot,” specifically profiling the work of the groups Secret Keeper Girl and Modest Is Hottest, whose founder does workshops on how girls can avoid looking like a “hoochie momma momma.” While the main theme of the story was the sexualization of women in the fashion industry and youth culture, the groups also told young women that the best way to entice men is with modest dress.

After Secret Keeper Girl’s Dannah Gresh told CBN reporter Jennifer Wishon that women need to adhere to biblical modesty instructions around men, Robertson and co-host Wendy Griffith reminded women that guys find modesty “sexy.”

“A laced stocking is more sensual than a bare leg,” Robertson said. “It’s the illusion, that there is something behind there.”

He added: “Modesty is hottest. Once it becomes cool, then it will catch on. Until it is cool, then the girls want to be cool, they want to be hip, they want to do what’s in.”

Tea Party News Site Is Pretty Sure You Will Be Thrown Into A FEMA Camp

Tea Party Update, a conservative “news” outlet whose mission is to “further the cause of the Tea Party, convert more people to our cause,” and elect “liberty-minded Tea Party candidates,” emailed members today with a sponsored message from CompleteSurvivalSystem.com.

As you can imagine, the email, entitled “Your Guns Will Be Seized,” was just a tad over the top, asking members what they will do “when the government barges into your home and seizes your guns TOMORROW,” or when “FEMA tries to cram you into one of their camps like sardines.”

Sandy Rios Says Obama Wants 'No Aid To Israel, Just Aid To Hamas'

Sandy Rios told listeners of her radio show yesterday that President Obama is “no friend to Israel,” and even went so far as to suggest that the president is trying to cut off aid to the country while “sending aid to their enemies, the people they are fighting.”

While speaking with conservative writer Sarah Stern, Rios insisted that Obama wants “no aid to Israel, just aid to Hamas.”

Rios, of course, is brazenly misleading her audience, as Israel currently receives more U.S. aid than any other country, far outstripping even nations like Afghanistan.

The Obama administration heavily funded Israel’s Iron Dome, and the magazine Foreign Policy noted that aid to Israel has increased under Obama’s presidency:

The case for Obama's Israel policy begins with record-high levels of Foreign Military Financing (FMF). The Obama administration has increased security assistance to Israel every single year since the president took office, providing nearly $10 billion in aid -- covering roughly a fifth of Israel's defense budget -- over the past three years. To put this in perspective, this is about 20 percent higher than the remaining six dozen recipients of U.S. FMF combined. Historic aid levels have been complemented by other steps to ensure Israel's unrivaled military advantage in the region, including high-level consultation with Israeli officials on U.S. arms sales to the region, operational cooperation to improve Israel's conventional military and counterterrorism capabilities, and providing Israel with advanced technology, such as the fifth-generation stealth Joint Strike Fighter, to which no other state in the Middle East has access.

Under Obama's direction, the United States has also deepened defense cooperation aimed at helping Israel address its most pressing security concerns, including rocket and missile threats emanating from the Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. When then-Senator Obama traveled to Israel in 2008, it wasn't for a political fundraiser. Instead, he visited Israeli victims of Palestinian rocket fire in the southern town of Sderot, declaring "I came to Sderot with a commitment to Israel's security." These were not just words. As president, Obama has championed efforts to provide Israel with $275 million over and above its annual FMF to help finance Iron Dome, an anti-rocket system that has already saved Israeli lives by intercepting approximately 90 percent of projectiles launched against protected areas in the country's south in the past year.

Klingenschmitt: Religions That Require Women To Marry Their Rapists Are Demonic

Earlier this month, India's Supreme Court ruled that fatwas issued by Sharia courts carried no legal power and could not be enforced by the government or against the will of those who refuse to abide by them.

Gordon Klingenschmitt was quite pleased with this decision because, as he said on today's "Pray In Jesus Name" program, Islam is a false and demonic religion as demonstrated by the fact that it requires women who have been raped to marry their rapist.

"That's a demonic spirit," Klingenschmitt said, "when you force a woman to marry her rapist and you call that good practicing of Islam. I think Islam is demonic so far as it teaches that kind of teaching."

Apparently, Klingenschmitt has never read the Bible, specifically Deuteronomy 22:28-29:

28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

Another Bogus Fox News Report: The University Of Wisconsin Will 'Adjust The Grades' Of Minority Students

In yet another case of Todd Starnes being a terrible reporter, the Fox News commentator said in a radio bulletin yesterday that the University of Wisconsin-Madison is going to begin factoring a student’s race into its grading system.

Starnes misrepresents the language, which dates back to 2009, of a stated university goal to see an improvement in the grades of students from “historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups,” mangling it to suggest that the university would actually require professors to begin “adjusting the grades” of students based on their race. In other words, the school sees higher grades “as an outcome” of fostering diversity in academics, not as a mandated result.

“At face value, the University of Wisconsin seems to be sacrificing academic education on the altar of academic diversity. Whatever happened to giving kids the grades they deserved?” Starnes asked.

Good question! Maybe Starnes could use some of the journalism skills he learned in school to do some basic research — like a Google search — to see if his reporting holds water.