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Right Wing Round-Up - 7/24/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 7/24/15

  • Mat Staver warns that a move by the EEOC to forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation will lead to revolution: "This results ultimately in revolution, when people cannot use the normal administrative, civil processes and can't rely upon the rule of law, people get frustrated. They push back and you give them no recourse but to resist or revolt, and I think that's exactly where we're headed with this kind of lawlessness."
  • The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that Houston must either repeal its anti-discrimination ordinance or place it on the ballot for voters to decide.
  • Phyllis Schlafly calls upon the Boy Scouts to "obey their own oath instead of being intimidated by a small, vocal group of liberals who are trying to suppress Christian values."
  • Evangelicals and Muslims joined together to denounce Franklin Graham's call to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States.
  • Finally, American hero Larry Klayman has sued to stop the Iran deal: "This agreement will existentially endanger not only Israel but Europe and the United States. Moreover, only a few years ago, the Iranian people almost overthrew Iran's totalitarian government. Removing the economic pressures of sanctions frustrates the hopes of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy."

Fischer: Obama's Legacy Will Be 'The Exportation Of Sexual Deviancy'

President Obama is currently in Kenya and local anti-gay activists and pastors are warning him not to criticize the country's laws banning homosexuality, which can carry up to a 14-year prison sentence.

Unsurprisingly, Bryan Fischer is likewise outraged that Obama might dare to criticize the criminalization of homosexuality in the country, lamenting on his radio program today that homosexuality is no longer illegal in the United States and blasting Obama for having "done more to export sexual deviancy than any American in the history of the republic."

"President Obama's legacy is going to be that he has done more to export sexual deviancy than any American in the history of the republic," Fischer said. "That's going to be his legacy. This will be the man that exported sexual deviancy, that made the exportation of sexual deviancy the most dangerous product that the United States ever shipped overseas is going to be President Obama's legacy."

Flashback: Conservatives Shut Down DHS Unit Combating Far-Right Domestic Terrorism

Last night, a shooter who held white supremacist and extreme anti-government, anti-feminist views “allegedly killed two people and wounded nine others who were watching the new comedy ‘Trainwreck,’ a film written by and starring the feminist comedian Amy Schumer.”

As the Southern Poverty Law Center pointed out in wake of the Lafayette, Louisiana, shooting, “in the last five years, an attack from the radical right was carried out or thwarted on average every 34 days and that the overwhelming majority of those attacks, 74 percent, were carried out by a single person, or a group of no more than two people.”

However, the Department of Homeland Security’s ability to monitor anti-government fanatics, who have carried out far more lethal attacks on Americans in recent years than Islamic extremists, was severely crippled after a 2009 dispute over a Department of Homeland Security report [PDF] on domestic right-wing terrorists.

As we’ve reported, Republican politicians and conservative activists alleged that the report focused on a nonexistent threat and would be used by the government to mark all conservatives, particularly Christians, gun owners and veterans, as terrorists.

The Right saw an opportunity to stir up a fake controversy in order to raise money, reinforce the narrative of conservative activists as victims and provoke animosity toward President Obama. In the process they helped make it harder for DHS to investigate a very real threat to American security.

Under pressure, Homeland Security retracted the report and ended up “gutting” the very unit combating such threats. Ironically, the author of the report was actually a conservative Republican Mormon who saw his team “dissolved” due to the criticism.

The report [PDF] specifically assessed “lone wolves” who hold “violent rightwing extremist ideology” as “the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States” bent on “commit[ing] violent acts,” noting that “white supremacist lone wolves pose the most significant domestic terrorist threat because of their low profile and autonomy.”

But apparently the disbandment of Homeland Security’s team combating such violent extremists was worth it so right-wing groups could raise money and whip up completely unfounded fears of anti-conservative persecution.

Paranoia-Rama: Sharia In Seattle, SCOTUS Approves Bestiality & Hillary's Lesbian-Islamist Conspiracy

RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right.

Have Michigan and Seattle, Washington, embraced Sharia law? Did the Supreme Court legalize pedophilia and bestiality? Is Hillary Clinton a Muslim Brotherhood spy? All of these questions are ridiculous, but not so off-base that conservative pundits aren’t taking them seriously.

5) Seattle Embraces Sharia

The mayor of Seattle recently charged a committee with finding ways to improve the city’s rate of homeownership. Among the proposals the city came up was a recommendation to make it easier for Muslim residents who, for religious reasons, cannot pay interest on loans, to purchase homes through a structured payment plan.

One way of doing this is to have a bank buy a house on the market “for resale to the customer at a price that includes a margin above the costs” and then allow the customer “to repay in installments.”

For anti-Muslim activists, however, this puts Seattle just one small step away from a sweeping imposition of Sharia law.

“Major U.S. City Poised To Implement Islamic Law,” read the headline of an article in WorldNetDaily. The ultraconservative outlet spoke to far-right activist Pamela Geller, who claimed that by “opening the door to Shariah,” the city is now heralding the “subjugation of unbelievers.”

4) Michigan Embraces Sharia

Religious Right leaders have long been warning that parts of Michigan are falling to Sharia law, warnings that may have played a role in one Michigan’s town decision to reject the establishment of a summer camp because the project’s organizer is a Muslim.

As the Huffington Post reported, several residents complained to the local planning commission that the summer camp, which would not have any religious affiliation, could be used as a “training camp” for terrorists.

“I have heard on the news that in every state in the United States we have an ISIS group,” one resident said, while another wondered if there was “anything written on paper that says this isn’t going to be turned into a terrorist training facility.” One official told the Huffington Post that “the whole state of Michigan should be worried” since there are “15 organizations” with possible terrorist ties that are trying to open training camps.

The commission ultimately voted to deny a permit to build the summer camp.

3) Gay Marriage Devastation

The ripple effects of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality continue, at least in the reality-free world of the right-wing media.

Televangelist Pat Robertson said that the court’s ruling paves the way for the legalization of pedophilia, polygamy and “love affairs between men and animals,” while Janet Porter said that very soon Christians will be “carted off to jail” as a result of the Obergefell decision.

But pseudo-historian David Barton’s sharp legal analysis truly demonstrated how out of touch the conservative movement really is on the issue, as he claimed that the court effectively legalized pedophilia with the help of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which he said became law in 2006.

In fact, ENDA is a bill, not a law (Barton can learn about the difference here), and despite Barton’s insistence, ENDA does not include legal protection for pedophiles.

These facts, however, don’t get in the way of Barton’s claim that churches will soon be forced to hire pedophiles to run daycare centers, just as the facts didn’t stop Barton from alleging that the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 would also legalize pedophilia.

2) The Lesbian Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy

After proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that President Obama is secretly married to his male Muslim college roommate, WorldNetDaily reporter Jerome Corsi is out to crack his next case: Hillary Clinton’s secret relationship with her aide Huma Abedin.

While speaking with Alex Jones, Corsi revealed that Clinton is hiding not only her secret affair with Abedin but also an arms-smuggling scheme to aid the Muslim Brotherhood.

1) Civil War Or Bust

Conservative talk radio host Michael Savage is convinced that the Obama administration is under the control of Islamist sympathizers and may one day enact reparations for slavery.

The government’s supposed Islamist ties, Savage predicted, may soon pave the way for a “civil war,” which he said would be “overdue” and “the only thing that could save us.”

Savage also told the “criminal in the White House” that he would personally lead an armed rebellion if anyone ever calls for slavery reparations: “I would lead a reparations rebellion in this country. No matter what my age would be, if I had the strength from God, I would lead a reparations rebellion against the government and it would be an armed rebellion. I would lead an armed rebellion against the government if they try to push that one down my throat after ripping off my life with affirmative action and welfare, I’m sick of it!”

Fox News Lectures Late Sandra Bland After Praising Armed Standoff At Bundy Ranch

Last year, a Nevada rancher who boasts that he doesn’t “recognize the United States government as even existing” become a hero of Fox News pundits and other conservative commentators for refusing to pay grazing fees he owes the government.

Conservative Talk Radio Rallies Behind Donald Trump: 'He's The Leader Of The Western World'

Despite predictions that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s incendiary comments on immigrants and POWs, among others, would sink his presidential campaign, Trump has maintained his lead in polls and is receiving plenty of backup from his allies at Fox News and in conservative talk radio.

As Media Matters points out, conservative voices including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and the pundits on the Fox shows “The Five” and “Fox & Friends,” along with radio hosts including Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham, have all lent Trump support in recent days, treating him as a hero for standing up to liberal media bullies.

Fox’s resident “culture war” reporter and super-patriot Todd Starnes has also been defending Trump, even after the presidential candidate said of POWs like John McCain: “I like people who weren't captured.”

Yesterday on the Family Research Council's “Washington Watch” program, Starnes told FRC President Tony Perkins that Trump is a voice for the voiceless: “The American people see all of this and they see the illegals coming into our country, they see the massive surge from Islamic countries, immigrants coming here and towns and communities being overwhelmed, and they don’t feel like anyone is hearing their voice, except for one person, Donald Trump.”

Michael Savage, the right-wing talk show host who credited his own book with shaping Trump’s views on immigration, praised Trump this week as “the leader of the entire conservative movement in America and maybe the world.”

“He’s the leader of the Western world,” Savage said. “Donald Trump has moved up to being the leader of the whole Western world right now with his love for America, love for borders, language, culture, family, military, he’s the only one articulating those views.”

Tony Perkins: God Won't Protect America Because Of Gay Marriage

On his “Washington Watch" radio program yesterday, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins once again chatted with a caller who wanted to discuss Jonathan Cahn’s book about the spiritual implications of the Shemittah.

After the caller said that the Supreme Court's recent marriage equality decision is weakening "the hedge of protection coming across us,” Perkins readily agreed that God will lift His protective hand from the U.S. as a result of gay people getting married.

“Absolutely, absolutely,” Perkins replied, adding that with the Obergefell ruling, we “put ourselves in a very vulnerable position” just like in “1973 when the court basically said it’s open season on the unborn, there were consequences to that and I believe it’s a part of removing God’s hand of protection upon a nation.”

Rohrer: Russia Is Now 'The Moral Leader Of The World' For Cracking Down On Homosexuality

Sam Rohrer of the American Pastors Network once again appeared on The Dove TV yesterday to warn that the United States has forfeited its role as the leading moral voice in the world because of the Obama administration's record of speaking out against draconian anti-gay laws in other nations, declaring that Russia under Vladimir Putin is now the "moral leader of the world."

"The moral position leadership of our country has been forfeited," the former Pennsylvania Republican legislator said. "Our administration is trying to tie together foreign aid into countries in Africa that have actually passed laws against homosexuality and in favor of traditional marriage. They're trying to use and force these countries to actually embrace same-sex marriage. Our country, this nation is probably doing more to advance the face of same-sex marriage than anything else."

"I look over to Russia, Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church has now lifted themselves up as the moral leader of the world," Rohrer continued. "Believe it or not, Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church [are] the protectors of moral truth. The West and the United States have become the leaders of moral depravity."

"To now see that we have become, not a shining city on a hill, but a purveyor of evil" is an incredible thing, Rohrer said.

Rohrer appears to be so elated by Russia's crackdown on gays that he doesn’t seem to mind the regime's crackdown on evangelicals.

Shoebat: Gays Must Be Put To Death Before Turning Boy Scouts 'Into A Nazi-Like Gay Youth Club'

As we noted earlier this month, the fact that Theodore Shoebat consistently calls for gays to be put to death has not prevented him from regularly being interviewed on Religious Right news programs or appearing in an anti-gay film alongside several Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates.

Today, he posted a new column warning that the proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to lift the ban on gay scout masters is all part of an effort to "transform the Scouts into a Nazi-like gay youth club" that will be used to attack Christianity .... and that is why "there is only one solution to the homosexual agenda, and that is death":

The Boy Scouts are expected to be accepting openly adult homosexual leaders, and this most dangerous move will only further enable these sodomites to rape and sexually molest young boys and male youths ...  You will have sodomite Scout leaders with young men, 15 or 16 years old, what do you think is going to be occurring in those sodomites’ minds? Evil, filthy, unnatural lusts, lusts that will eventually be carried out, with the Scout leader sodomizing his innocent victims ... Mark my words, when the decision to accept openly homosexual Scout leaders is made, expect the homosexuals to sodomize and rape young boys and male youths. Expect them to groom young boys and recruit them into the homosexual cause, as they have been doing for so many years now.

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The sodomites molest children and teenagers, and groom them, and from such you have an army of advocates wanting the whole world to be molested.

But will you do anything about it? I doubt it.

Haven’t you people learned from the Holy Scriptures? Do not the sublime words of the prophets and the Apostles warn us and tell us? Does not the Scriptures tell us about how the people of Sodom wanted to rape the angels; does not the Scriptures tell us of the evil Benjaminites who wanted to rape the men in the house (Judges 19); does not the Apostle Paul tell us in Romans that the homosexuals are full of murder and are “inventors of evil things” (Romans 1:30)

We have ignored these words. For if we didn’t, we would know that the sodomites are constantly contriving all sorts of evils. If they want to enter the Boy Scouts, its for evil; if they want to enter the military, its for evil; if they want to enter the schools, its for evil; sports, its for evil; the Church, its for evil.

I believe that the reason why the homosexuals want to enter the Boy Scouts is because they want to recruit young boys, and transform the Scouts into a Nazi-like gay youth club; young brainwashed children who can be used as soldiers against Christianity.

This is why I say that there is only one solution to the homosexual agenda, and that is death. What does the Scriptures say? “ If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13)

Yet this most erudite law is ignored, hated, or treated with contempt by modern Christians.