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Mat Staver: 'Pro-Homosexual Onslaught' Leading To Anti-Christian Persecution

Yesterday on his “Freedom’s Call” radio bulletin, Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver warned that church leaders will soon “face going to jail” if they don’t obey “unjust” and “unconscionable” same-sex marriage laws.

“We’re witnessing an aggressive movement targeting Christianity and our values, especially marriage,” Staver said. “We must realize that the war over marriage goes to the core of our religious freedom.”

Staver, seemingly suggesting — falsely — that churches will have to host same-sex couples’ weddings, urged “all Christians” to request Liberty Counsel’s help against an “onslaught of the radical pro-homosexual community or government agencies pursuing the same goal.”

In an email to Liberty Counsel members today, Staver issued a similar warning, including the discredited claim that “speech against homosexuality” will be criminalized and considered a “hate crime” if the Supreme Court strikes down same-sex marriage bans:

The coercion by the government and radical leftists to force Americans to accept the homosexual lifestyle and its sexual immorality has exploded. If the High Court wrongly affirms same-sex "marriage," the floodgates will be opened for lawsuits and legislation to label speech against homosexuality as a hate crime – and force participation in their events and ceremonies.

John Zmirak, Contributing Senior Editor of The Stream, and an endorser of our Marriage Solidarity Pledge, recently commented on one line of questioning by the Supreme Court Justices, which not only coincides with the warning flags we've been raising, but, in fact, should cause every pastor and church leader in America to take note.

His headline warns… "If the Supreme Court Imposes Same Sex Marriage, You Could Lose Your Church. Obama's Solicitor General admits that the feds will treat orthodox Christians like racists."

"If the court imposes same-sex "marriage," it will be exposing the churches attended by the majority of Americans to sustained legal attack. Does that sound like crazy alarmism? The Solicitor General of the United States agrees with me. Except that he is in favor of it.

"Justice Samuel Alito asked Solicitor General Donald Verrilli whether acceptance of same-sex marriage would subject orthodox Christian churches to the treatment once accorded Bob Jones University, which lost its tax-exempt status because its ban on interracial dating contradicted federal policy. Verrilli seemed a little taken aback, then answered yes, 'it's certainly going to be an issue.'

"In other words, if the Supreme Court votes against natural marriage, it will free up the feds to target organizations you might have heard of, such as the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention... Remember that the Obama administration has already tried to force these same churches to provide abortifacients to their employees. Attacking their tax-exempt status over biblical sexual ethics is peanuts next to that."

John then takes this argument one step further. "If the court hands the Obama administration the bully stick it is requesting, it will be creating a two-tier system of churches in America" — those that 'obey' the Court's interpretation of the Constitution and 'those that don't."

That leads to the logical creation of "registered" and "non-registered" churches, similar to restrictions used in communist countries for churches that toe the party line.

Rep. Gohmert: Obama To Blame For Jade Helm 15 Conspiracy Theories

Yesterday on “Washington Watch,” Rep. Louie Gohmert blamed President Obama for the conspiracy theories surrounding the U.S. military’s upcoming Jade Helm 15 drill, which certain far-right activists believe is a prelude to a military takeover of conservative-leaning states like Texas.

Gohmert, who revealed that he recently met with military officials about the exercise, told the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins that the president incited anti-government sentiment because of the administration’s role in the Little Sisters of the Poor case, which involves a Catholic group that does not want to sign a waiver to become exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate.

“From this administration’s standpoint, if you’re a saintly nun that has dedicated your life to helping the helpless, well, we’ve got to sue you and force you into our program, forget your religious beliefs, we’re coming after you,” Gohmert said. “This is the kind of thing this administration does, they help make people concerned about their government.”

Gohmert then brought up the Posse Comitatus Act, the post-Civil War law that barred federal troops from protecting the rights of African Americans in the South, which became a building block of a far-right, anti-government ideology. This led him to discuss the 1993 Waco incident using an incomprehensible impression of Bill Clinton.

“This is a cause of concern because the military and the United States president is not doing enough to explain why they consider part of the United States hostile,” Gohmert said, before adding that the president is “untruthful” and has given people “abundant reason to be distrustful.”

Gohmert, who has defended the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theorists, added that he still isn’t satisfied with the military’s answers to his questions concerning the exercise.

BarbWire Pundit: Jade Helm 15 Final Stage Of Obama Takeover

Sher Zieve took to BarbWire today to warn that the upcoming Jade Helm 15 drill might just be “the final exercise before the Obama-Jarrett team install Martial Law nationwide,” citing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to order the State Guard to monitor the training exercise as evidence that people should be worried about the drill.

Criticizing “the daily barrage of the Obama-Jarrett ‘Articles of Enslavement,’” Zieve predicted that the government “may censor and/or remove conservative websites” and use “leftist-run sheriffs’ and police departments” to “engage in break-ins and warrantless searches” of “the homes of Christian conservative homeschooling parents.”

“Obama is now bypassing Congress more and more as he solidifies his dictatorship,” Zieve said. “It’s not just the Democrats that Obama and his syndicate can count on. There are many Democrat plants who have infiltrated the Republican Party and who vote fairly consistently with the Dems to enact Obama’s and the NWO’s polices.”

Although many in the past have set the table for the USA’s destruction, it was not until Barack Hussein Obama took the US White House as his own that the final phase began implementation. It has been extremely easy for Obama and his syndicate to “transform” (aka “dismantle and decimate”) the USA from within, as the people of the country had already been conditioned to following the authority of leftist-run public (government) school systems and would buckle to any far-Left Luciferian authority’s order they faced. The new mantra is “It’s better to die than be called a racist, homophobe, Islamophobe”…etc. In order to prove they were none of those, a great portion of the liberal electorate voted for Obama so that they might be counted as a good guy or girl by their peers. Policies to actually help the country to prosper and become freer no longer mattered…it was how the “selfie” crowd was perceived that counted. That remains true today. So…they elected Obama to assuage their ‘presumed shame for forgotten past sins’ and allowed him to do whatever he wanted to the country and to them. Generations are now being raised to submit to any and all leftist authority and to regurgitate their mantras and beliefs on command. To not do so would be unseemly to the indoctrinated…and, nowadays, it has become increasingly dangerous. I and others have written innumerable columns about what Obama has been doing to destroy our country. The following are but a few from the daily barrage of the Obama-Jarrett ‘Articles of Enslavement’ of and for the American people.

Let’s take a look:

1. The FCC Commissioner is considering regulating conservative political speech and may censor and/or remove conservative websites. He indicated that the federal government (aka “ObamaGov”) has an “impulse” to regulate all conservative speech. This far the US Congress—now controlled by Republicans—has still done little to nothing to stop Obama’s growing anti-liberty and anti-Constitution polices

2. The forced entry into the homes of Christian conservative homeschooling parents are escalating, as leftist-run sheriffs’ and police departments—effectively–engage in break-ins and warrantless searches that amount to home invasions. And, it’s not just occurring in the USA…it’s a globally coordinated phenomenon with the end goal of children being taught the same messages in schools worldwide

3. Obama is now bypassing Congress more and more as he solidifies his dictatorship. It’s not just the Democrats that Obama and his syndicate can count on. There are many Democrat plants who have infiltrated the Republican Party and who vote fairly consistently with the Dems to enact Obama’s and the NWO’s polices

4. A multi-State military exercise, unprecedented in its size and scope, code named Jade Helm (Joint Assistant for Deployment and Execution Homeland Eradication of Local Militants”) is now proceeding. It is believed by some to be either the final exercise before the Obama-Jarrett team install Martial Law nationwide, while some say it’s “nothing to worry about” (aka “move along…these aren’t the droids we’re looking for”). However, one governor’s State involved in the “drill” isn’t so certain. Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor the US military’s exercises to ensure the rights of Texans are not trampled.

Rafael Cruz: Gay Marriage Part Of 'Agenda To Destroy America'

The day after the Supreme Court heard the Obergefell marriage cases, Rafael Cruz spoke to a Republican group in Alvin, Texas, where he made frequent warnings about the supposed threat of legalizing same-sex marriage.

While boasting that his son, Ted Cruz, has introduced two measures in the U.S. Senate to block a Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, Cruz told the audience that “we are going to have to stand firm on the agenda to destroy America.”

“I lost my freedom once, I’m not willing to lose it again. I will die fighting before I lose it again and so should you,” he added.

Cruz said that America is experiencing “a lot of persecution against Christians” and predicted that if the Supreme Court rules to “legalize homosexual marriage…the next thing that is going to come is the government coming to your church and saying ‘you must hire a homosexual pastor, you must perform homosexual marriages.’ We are going to come to a crossroads in America. We’re going to have to decide whether we obey God or we obey government if that’s what’s coming. This is about religious persecution.”

He also falsely claimed that Congress once made the Bible the principal textbook in public schools and alleged that both prayer and the Bible are now “banned in public schools.” (The Supreme Court only barred government-organized prayers).

Cruz blamed the court for a surge in violent crime and the resulting billions of dollars spent by the government to fight it: “Even from an economic standpoint, we’ve invested billions and billions of dollars combating crime that was caused by removing prayer and Bible reading from schools.”

'We Just Need to Make Sure That McConnell Is Not Packing'

Last October, Ted Cruz spoke at an event in Duncan, South Carolina, where the activist introducing him lauded him as “an American Cicero,” joking that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might kill him.

“We just hope that that he doesn’t end up for him like it did for Cicero because the [inaudible] killed him,” the activist said. “We just need to make sure that McConnell is not packing.”

Cruz went on to compare himself to Winston Churchill, saying that President Obama hopes to “send my head back to England too,” a reference to a right-wing meme about Obama removing a bust of Churchill during an Oval Office redecoration.

Rand Paul Petition: Universities Are 'Left-Wing Indoctrination Centers' That 'Oppress' Conservatives

The right-wing Leadership Institute is promoting an effort to “liberate” universities with a petition to “join Sen. Rand Paul” to “save our students” and free “our nation’s universities from liberal extremists.”

The petition isn’t exactly clear about who it is directed to, and is likely just a method at list-building for the conservative group, but what it lacks in details it makes up in fervent language, decrying universities as “left-wing indoctrination centers” led by “liberal radicals” who are bent on “brainwashing the next generation of America’s leaders.”

“[T]he conservative movement owes it to our young people to fight to liberate our colleges and universities from this liberal oppression,” the petition continues. “It’s time to liberate our college campuses!”

Dave Welch: 'Corrupt, Amoral, Godless Leaders' Are 'Literally Trampling' On Our Rights

A Houston activist who is trying to overturn the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance by ballot referendum said last month that a judge’s ruling against him and his allies represents a “kind of tyranny literally trampling on every fundamental right” in America.

Dave Welch and fellow anti-LGBT activists sued the city of Houston after failing to collect the required number of petition signatures to force a ballot referendum on the nondiscrimination measure, which covers sexual orientation and gender identity. Last month, a judge rejected their claim, ruling [PDF] that the activists failed to gather enough valid signatures.

Incensed by the judge’s decision, the group claimed that the judge “caved in to political pressure” and vowed to “take this to the Texas Supreme Court if needed to assure that the rule of law is restored in Houston.”

Welch reacted to the decision in an interview with “The Sam Malone Show” last month, lamenting that “when you elect corrupt, amoral, godless leaders, who obviously have no respect for God’s law, they certainly have no respect for man’s law.”

“We just can’t allow this kind of tyranny literally trampling on every fundamental right that’s been handed to us by the blood of many to be stolen by one mayor,” Welch said, prompting Malone to accuse Houston Mayor Annise Parker of using “Nazi-esque, Gestapo-esque behavior.”

It doesn’t help Welch’s cause that he is on video training petition-gatherers in how to obey rules for collecting signatures, rules that he now says are trampling on his rights.

GOP Rep: Congress Will Launch Investigation Based On 'Clinton Cash' Book

On “The Sam Malone Show” this week, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Tex., said that Congress will launch an investigation into Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation based on the findings of the book “Clinton Cash,” in which right-wing activist Peter Schweizer suggests that the former secretary of state used her role in the State Department to benefit foundation donors.

The book has faced a bevy of criticism for its sloppy reporting and false allegations, but Poe told Malone that “Congress will investigate yet one more scandal. We need to hire a whole department just to investigate the Clintons and the Clinton scandals. There is going to be some investigation about it.”

Poe accused the Justice Department of unfairly investigating Tea Party groups such as True the Vote, time he said would have been better spent investigating the Clinton family.

Fox Pundit Todd Starnes: LGBT Advocates Undermine Education

The National Association of Educational Progress recently found that “eighth graders’ average scores on the NAEP U.S. history, geography, and civics assessments showed no significant change in 2014,” and Fox News pundit Todd Starnes knows just what to blame: lessons on LGBT acceptance.

Starnes lamented in a Facebook post today that “kids can’t tell the difference between capitalism and communism” in part because public schools are too “busy teaching kids about the birds and the bees and whether they might be LGBT or Q.”

Far-Right Pundit: Gay Marriage Will Lead To Civil War

Last week, Matt Barber said that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage would spark a revolution and today, his website BarbWire published a column from Timothy Buchanan similarly predicting that “it would be difficult to see how the wrong decision here will not result in a second American civil war.”

“A ruling by the Supreme Court to overturn bans on same-sex ‘marriage’ that have been properly enacted by the states will be correctly viewed by Christians as an openly belligerent affront to religious liberty, the consequences of which, may be dire,” Buchanan writes. “This case could well be the fuse that ignites the powder keg of outrage that leads the nation into the first battle of a new war. Our future as a nation and indeed, whether we have one, may well depend upon how the Supreme Court decides this case.”

He warns that “Homo-fascists” are seeking “the abolition of religious freedom in America” in order to destroy “those of us who oppose their dangerous and deadly desires.” They will also, he warns, destroy the family unit, leading to violent outbursts like those in Baltimore and Ferguson, which he says were evidence of “the destruction that results from a breakdown in families.”

The Homo-fascists and the Lawless Left have long distorted the central issue, claiming entitlement of a fundamental civil right to seize the status and benefits of marriage. But that’s a gross distortion of the truth.

This case is actually far more serious. There is real potential for the abolition of religious freedom in America. The godless are now attempting to use specious and obscure claims of a Constitutional right-to-do-evil as a bludgeon to smash to dust, the religious freedom of those of us who oppose their dangerous and deadly desires.



There is no right that is being denied to homosexuals and lesbians that requires the invocation of the 14th Amendment. It’s important to remember that what we have here is people who have chosen to be identified by their own depraved behavior, and not by any immutable characteristic.

Moreover, this tiny minority of 2-5% of the U.S. population cannot be permitted to reorder our society according to a corrupt worldview not shared by the rest.

While the reports we read and hear from the media are incomplete and often distorted, there exist some important arguments that seem to have been overlooked. Procreation is not the central or even most important reason that marriage must remain as it has, and to suggest such puts the entire case on a precarious footing.

The safe and healthy upbringing of children into productive and responsible adults is far more important than simple procreation, and, as one who comes from a family that was ripped apart by divorce, it’s one I know all too well.

If children are permitted to be adopted by same-sex couples, generations of brokenness, confusion, misery and sexual abuse will be the certain result. The recent violent events in Baltimore and Ferguson are a screaming witness to the destruction that results from a breakdown in families. Can America afford the family’s total dissolution?

The nobility of the marriage of a man to a woman is a natural, moral and religious truth that has served mankind well for the ages that humans have been walking on the earth. To pollute it at this time in our history would be no less foolish than a man pulling down the roof of his house upon his own head.

Because the United States is so deeply divided over moral and legal fundamentals, it would be difficult to see how the wrong decision here will not result in a second American civil war. A ruling by the Supreme Court to overturn bans on same-sex “marriage” that have been properly enacted by the states will be correctly viewed by Christians as an openly belligerent affront to religious liberty, the consequences of which, may be dire.

This case could well be the fuse that ignites the powder keg of outrage that leads the nation into the first battle of a new war. Our future as a nation and indeed, whether we have one, may well depend upon how the Supreme Court decides this case.

It would be utter foolishness for the Homo-fascists, the Lawless Left and their media mouthpieces to mistake the kindness and peacefulness of the Right as submission or weakness. May God’s will prevail in the United States Supreme Court.
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