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Scott Lively Begs For Money And Calls For Passage Of Russian-Style Anti-Gay Laws Around The World

Anti-gay activist Scott Lively closed out 2015 by publishing a couple of open letters to his fellow anti-gay activists begging for money and urging them to join him in pushing to the passage of Russian-style anti-gay laws in America and elsewhere.

Lively bragged that he is being targeted by gay activists because his Abiding Truth Ministries is "one of the most feared and hated pro-family organizations in the world ... because we know more about the history, strategies and tactics of their movement than just about anyone on our side." The downside of being so "feared" is that he is now facing a lawsuit stemming from his anti-gay activism in Uganda, which is why Lively was begging for donations:

My friends, SMUG v Lively is truly a David v Goliath battle. I’m running a one-man office on a shoestring budget of less than $120,000 per year, provided almost entirely by donations of $50 and $100 from average people. Our donor base is small, mostly elderly, and very difficult to expand due to the success of the anti-Lively propaganda. While Liberty Counsel has been funding our legal defense, this lawsuit has nevertheless caused us major financial hardship and seriously threatens our future.

Frankly, I question whether ATM will survive the decade without greater support from the individuals scattered across the society who recognize the danger of the LGBT agenda and are willing to stand with us financially against it. That can only happen if the people who already support us encourage their like-minded friends and allies to donate to us. 

In a separate "letter to the international pro-family movement," Lively declared that "the Leaders and Activists of the LGBT movement are malicious deceivers and evil-doers, deliberately subverting civilized society and viciously attacking all opponents to advance their selfish and self-destructive interests" and called for anti-gay activists to focus on preventing the passage of antidiscrimination ordinances that protect sexual orientation in places where they don't already exist and repealing them where they do. 

Lively went on to recommend that his fellow anti-gay activists likewise work to pass Russian-style laws banning gay "propaganda" in America and around the world:

We need to build international pro-family solidarity on a foundation of genuine moral authority, meaning it must rest on the premise that homosexuality itself is personally and socially harmful, and not pretend that our only social and political interests are the "welfare of children" or the "definition of marriage." That pretense is a product of the same diseased pro-family "leadership" that marched the American pro-family movement from one disastrous defeat to the next for the past three decades, and it is now being exported to the rest of the world by the same men.

The beauty of the Russian law is it cuts right to the heart of the real problem of LGBT advocacy: the recruitment of children. What I mean by recruitment of children is not primarily the sexual exploitation of young people by adult homosexuals, though that represents a dark current within the larger “gay” culture, especially among the men. What I mean is the normalization of homosexual conduct and culture to children and youths, leading them to engage in homosexual experimentation among themselves and subsequently self-identify as "gay." An entire generation of American, British and Canadian children has been enslaved to this corrupt culture and ideology through the very propaganda that Russia has now banned.

While numerous countries of the African continent have chosen a much stricter approach, seeking to deter all homosexual conduct through harsh criminal sanctions, the Russian law balances the privacy rights of adult homosexuals (who choose to live discretely outside the mainstream of society) with the need of the nation to protect its children from the ravages of sexual perversion. It deters the LGBT lobby from attempting to mainstream the "gay" lifestyle, while granting the individual members of its community the "right to be left alone" that was the original stated goal of their movement in its early years, before it adopted the militant fascist tactics it is known for today.

Right Wing Round-Up - 12/22/15

  • John Fea: David Barton's "The Jefferson Lies" Is Back.
  • Imani Gandy @ RH Reality Check: Anti-Choice Group’s Attorney: No Link Between Attack Videos Against Planned Parenthood and Clinic Violence.
  • David Edwards @ Raw Story: Vigilante uprising: GOP lawmaker calls on gun owners to ‘clean our society of scum bags’.
  • Scott Eric Kaufman @ Salon: “The O’Reilly Factor” goes full conspiratorial, questions “the timing” of Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy.
  • Ben Smith @ Buzzfeed: How Donald Trump Made A Controversial Muslim Rights Group Mainstream.
  • Joe Jervis: GOP State Rep. Bill Chumley To Introduce Bill To “Nullify” SCOTUS On Marriage.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 12/22/15

  • The AP reports that "Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered the state to prepare new marriage licenses that do not include the names of county clerks in an attempt to protect the religious beliefs of Kim Davis and other local elected officials."
  • Franklin Graham announced that he has "resigned from the Republican Party and declared myself Independent" because of the GOP's failure to defund Planned Parenthood.
  • David Lane is no fan of secularism, as it has resulted in "Same-sex marriage imposed by judicial tyranny; The Constitution shredded by secularist elites; Red ink as far as the eye can see; The exaltation and normalization of Homosexuality; The Pledge of Allegiance forbidden; The moral collapse of the Boy Scouts of America; Christmas carols banned; The Ten Commandments stripped from public schools and federal buildings; America is drenched with porn."
  • Steve Deace makes a variety of predictions about what will happen in 2016. We'll be sure to check in a year from now to see how many he actually got correct.
  • Finally, Maggie Gallagher revealed that Donald Trump refused to sign a pledge to push for passage of the First Amendment Defense Act if elected president, but did say that he would not veto it if it was passed by Congress.

Bryan Fischer Says Dinosaurs Were Just Giant, 1,000-Year-Old Lizards

On his radio program today, Bryan Fisher laid out his theory about where dinosaurs came from, explaining that they were simply lizards that grew very large because they lived for 1,000 years.

As Fischer explained, prior to Noah's flood, the average human lifespan was 912 years, so logically the lifespans of animals and reptiles and the like were also much longer during this period. And since reptiles continue to grow until they die, Fischer said, it stands to reason that a lizard that lived for 1,000 years would eventually grow to be the size of a dinosaur.

Asserting that there is "no reason to doubt" the Bible when it says that Methuselah lived for 969 years, Fischer declared that if some salamanders today can live for hundreds of years and grow to be several feet in length, then obviously lizards before the flood could live for a thousand years and grow even larger. 

"I'm thinking that could be the explanation for dinosaurs," he said. "They were just like reptiles that just like grew for a 1,000 years, kept growing, kept growing, kept growing."

Theodore Shoebat Wants The Government To Send SWAT Teams To Shut Down Yoga Studios

Extremist right-wing activist Theodore Shoebat dedicated his most recent video to railing against the evils of Hinduism, declaring that if he was a dictator, he would invade India, destroy all Hindu temples and force everyone to convert to Christianity.

After complaining, without a hint of irony, that he regularly gets compared to ISIS for his beliefs, Shoebat proclaimed that he would not hesitate to invade India and force all Hindus to convert to Christianity while also outlawing the practice of yoga in America.

"You need to Christianize the land," he stated. "We need to destroy these false religions, end of story. Hinduism is an evil, demonic, anti-Christ religion. It needs to be uprooted from the earth and it has no place in the world."

"Yoga? Outlawed," Shoebat continued. "And anyone who teaches yoga? Punished by the state ... I think the U.S. government needs to crack down on this evil, demonic thing called yoga ... You're teaching yoga, have the SWAT team bust open the doors to that place and just arrest everybody."

Right Wing Round-Up - 12/21/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 12/21/15

  • Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh says that the Republican Party is facing the possibility of a violent revolution at the hands of Tea Party activists.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham has ended his presidential bid.
  • Deacon Keith Fournier makes the case for Rick Santorum.
  • Phyllis Schlafly says that Donald Trump is the "last hope for America."
  • Mark Creech declares that "you can no more separate our nation’s form of government from the Christian religion than you can separate smoke from fire or water from ice."
  • David and Jason Benham know why liberals hate Christmas: "The fuss is all about Christ in Christmas. Satan hates Him, and so he makes war against anything that remotely resembles Him, especially those who profess to be His."
  • Finally, John Stemberger of the Florida Family Policy Council says that Ted Cruz has a likeability problem because "he has a little bit of a creepy way about him, the sound of his voice is very nasal, he's not pleasant to look at or to listen to."

People Who Hate Gays Sure Do Love Ted Cruz

In his most recent column, Religious Right activist Matt Barber announced that he is endorsing Ted Cruz for president, saying that Cruz is being raised up by God "for such a time as this."

Barber is the founder of the website BarbWire.com, which is a repository of wild conspiracy theories and viciously anti-gay rhetoric, which is to be expected since Barber himself has a long history of anti-gay activism.

Barber has repeatedly stated that gay marriage is "Satanic" and a cancer and that gay rights activists are fascists, thugs and the "pawns of Satan." He said that legalizing gay marriage is an act of defiance against God, for which this nation will face divine wrath. He is notorious for having once said that gay male relationships constitute nothing more than "one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it 'love.'" He has called for the passage of Russian-style anti-gay laws in America and has said that he has been "called by God" to tell gays that AIDS is God's punishment for their sin and that it is his mission to wipe out the "sexually immoral scourge of same-sex marriage."

With these sorts of views, Barber fits right in among Cruz's other anti-gay endorsers, including the National Organization for Marriage, which exists for the purpose of fighting gay marriage, anti-gay Iowa radio host Steve Deace, who regularly rails against the "rainbow jihad," and influential Iowa Religious Right activist Bob Vander Plaats, who has warned that gay marriage will lead to "a parent marrying their child."

Cruz has also scored endorsements from anti-gay activist Michael Brown, Rep. Steve King, who has said that gay marriage will lead to people marrying lawnmowers and "throw this country into an endless trauma," and Religious Right icon James Dobson, who has made a career out of warning that gay marriage will destroy America and Western civilization.

Cruz named a rabidly anti-gay Republican legislator to lead his campaign in Virginia and another anti-gay activist to serve as co-chair and welcomed the endorsement of a North Carolina pastor who likened gay people to "maggots" and murders and stated that Ebola was God's judgment on America for accepting homosexuality:

Cruz also welcomed the endorsement of radical right-wing activist Flip Benham, who has crashed the weddings of same-sex couples in protest and declared that gays want to kill Christians because "the homosexual community" is "the most violent community there is":

On top of that, one of Cruz's super PACs is being run by David Barton of WallBuilders, a right-wing pseudo-historian who has called for the federal regulation and outlawing of gay sex because it is "very repugnant" and "reprehensible and disgusting." He has warned that gay marriage will force male and female students to share the same locker rooms, that it has legalized pedophilia and bestiality and will now force churches to hire child molesters to run their day care centers.

Barton has even declared that scientists will never find a cure for AIDS because the disease is God's punishment for homosexuality:

So Barber is just the latest in a long line of Religious Right activists to throw their support behind Cruz, all of whom seem to have one thing in common: a visceral dislike of gays.

Scott Lively Removes Theodore Shoebat From His List Of 'Pro-Family Heroes'

Last week, we noted that rabidly anti-gay activist Scott Lively had released a list of "Top Ten Pro-Family Heroes" of the year which included an "honorable mention" for Theodore Shoebat, an anti-gay activist so extreme that he openly calls for the implementation of a global "inquisition" aimed at forcing gays to submit to Christianity or be put to death.

Here is a screen cap of Lively's original list. You can see Shoebat listed in between Julio Severo and Mission America's Linda Harvey, who helped Lively draft the list:

At some point after we pointed out Shoebat's inclusion on Lively's list of "pro-family heroes," the list was quietly updated and Shoebat's name was removed. Here is a screen cap of the list as it currently appears on Lively's website:

Right Wing Round-Up - 12/18/15

  • SPLC: SPLC suit forces New Jersey group to cease bogus ‘conversion therapy’ program, pay damages.
  • Alan Colmes: Pat Buchanan: Trump As Popular As The Beatles.
  • Ally Boguhn @ RH Reality Check: Meet the Anti-Choice Radicals Behind the House Freedom Caucus.
  • Tierney Sneed @ TPM: Key Immigration Reformers Cast Doubt On Cruz's 'Poison Pill' Account.
  • Joe Jervis: Harlem Pastor Taunts Homeland Security And Repeats Threat: Disrupt My Church And We’ll Murder Your Families And Piss On Your Dead Baby’s Grave.
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