Peter LaBarbera

"Commemorating" World AIDS Day With The Religious Right

Today is World AIDS Day, a day for "people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died."

Which, of course, means anti-gay activists like Peter LaBarbera decided to "commemorate" it with press releases calling for cutting AIDS funding while promoting efforts to "re-stigmatize" homosexuality.

So, in this vein, let us "commemorate" World AIDS Day by highlighting a few of the Religious Right's more outrageous AIDS-related statements from recent years:

You know if you just look at it in practical terms, which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS? In the last twenty years, fifteen to twenty years, we’ve had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundreds of thousands who have died because of having AIDS. So which one’s the biggest threat? And you know, every day our young people, adults too, but especially our young people, are bombarded at school, in movies, in music, on TV, in the mall, in magazines, they’re bombarded with ‘homosexuality is normal and natural.’ It’s something they have to deal with every day. Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day, and that’s what I mean.

  • A quote from former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop from the book "Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite" claiming that Gary Bauer fought his efforts to inform President Reagan about the AIDS crisis:

[In 1986] President Reagan asked the surgeon general to prepare a report on AIDS as the United States confirmed its ten-thousandth case. Leaders of the evangelical movement did not want Koop to write the report, nor did senior White House staffers who shared Koop's evangelical convictions. As Dr. Koop related to me, "Gary Bauer [Reagan's chief advisor on domestic policy] ... was my nemesis in Washington because he kept me from the president. He kept me from the cabinet and he set up a wall of enmity between me and most of the people that surrounded Reagan because he believed that anybody who had AIDS ought to die with it. That was God's punishment for them."

  • And who can ever forget Mike Huckabee standing by his 1992 remarks calling for "carriers of this plague" to be removed from society and placed in quarantine:

"It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population," he said. "This deadly disease, for which there is no cure, is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.

"If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague."

Lively Warns That The "Truly Evil" Gay Rights Movement Signals "The End Of The Age"

In an interview last month with Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, Scott Lively of Defend the Family International said that proponents of “the homosexual agenda” are aiming for “the destruction of Christian civilization,” and that the gay rights movement is a sign of “the End of the Age.” Prior to discussing the “evil” gay rights movement, Lively told LaBarbera that kids should use the phrase “that’s so gay” to connote the “disgusting nature of homosexuality,” arguing that children are using the derogatory phrase “simply naturally” because they know that “they’re just talking about sodomy, and it’s something that’s ugly and should be attached to things that are unpleasant and wrong.”

Listen:

LaBarbera: I know a lot of homosexuals want to ban the phrase “that’s so gay,” which a lot of kids use, and you know what, why should the word “gay” only be attached—the homosexual activists stole the word “gay,” it didn’t used to mean what it means today, it didn’t used to mean homosexuality, why should it only be—why should it now be allowed to be only used in a positive light?

Lively: The adoption of the word “gay” to replace “homosexual” was an attempt to sanitize homosexuality in the common vocabulary, and simply the nature, the disgusting nature of homosexuality has dirtied up the world. So now, simply naturally, children have started using this phrase “that’s so gay” essentially recognizing that they’re just talking about sodomy, and it’s something that’s ugly and should be attached to things that are unpleasant and wrong.



Lively: We’ve never faced in the history of Christianity, we have really never faced as much as a threat as we do right now from the homosexual agenda, and it really seems obvious to those who have been on the frontlines who have had that overview picture of what’s happening in society at large that this issue, somehow, seems to be the issue of the End of the Age.



Lively: I stand against the movement that they have created as a truly evil institution that’s goal, that’s goal, is the destruction of Christian civilization.

Today In Insane Anti-Gay Bigotry

You really have to marvel the relentless determination displayed by leading anti-gay activists to use any development they can to promote their bigoted views.

Exhibit A:  Peter LaBarbera weighs in on the Penn State scandal by worrying that the victims will end up becoming gay and, even worse, will be told that their being gay is okay:

[H]ow many boy victims of homosexual predator [Jerry] Sandusky will end up believing that being homosexual ("gay") is "who they are"? How many will struggle with sexual identity issues? And how many will be told by LGBT advocates and liberal-minded people just to "accept being gay" as "who they are" because they were "born that way"?

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Sandusky is married but obviously has a homosexuality (perversion) problem. Yet pro-"gay" liberals will deny any linkage between homosexuality and Sandusky's rape/seduction of boys. In fact, after news of the Penn State scandal came to light, "gay" activists stressed that Sandusky is married and that most pedophile cases involve "straight, married men." However, behavior is what matters -- not a person's marital status or self-described "sexual orientation." Sandusky was married but was he really "straight" (sexually or morally)? Some inner demons or life traumas -- probably in his own youth -- caused him to lust for boys, wrecking untold misery in the lives of his victims. Behavior is the issue, and this was a case of a serial homosexual predator raping boys.

Not to be outdone, Bryan Fischer weighs in on the decision by the Toronto Zoo to split up a male pair of penguins in hopes of getting them to mate by calling homosexuality "an evolutionary nightmare":

In truth, evolutionists should be even more ardent opponents of homosexual behavior than evangelical Christians, for one simple reason: homosexuals cannot propagate.

And evolution is supposed to be all about the survival of the species. For a true believer in evolution, homosexuality represents an evolutionary degrade, an lunge backward, an evolutionary nightmare, evidence of a species that is de-evolving and headed toward extinction.

For true Darwinists, homosexual behavior must be stopped its tracks so the great cosmic dance of life can continue in its inexorable climb toward evolutionary perfection.

So unless a Darwinist is a raving, irrational, self-contradictory hypocrite, he will oppose the normalization of homosexual behavior with every fiber of his being.

Lively Laments Failure Of 1992 Effort To Require Teaching That Gays Are "Abnormal, Wrong, Unnatural, And Perverse"

In the same interview with Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality in which Scott Lively revealed that he is contemplating filing defamation lawsuits because he says that false statements about anti-gay activism are posing a threat to his life, he also lamented the failure of a 1992 effort to pass a constitutional amendment in Oregon that would have declared homosexuality to be "abnormal, wrong, unnatural, and perverse."

At the time, Lively was serving as Director of Communications for the Oregon Citizens Alliance, the organization responsible for a ballot initiative known as Measure 9 that would have required public schools to teach that "homosexuality, pedophilia, sadism and masochism [are] abnormal, wrong, unnatural, and perverse and that these behaviors are to be discouraged and avoided."

The measure failed, much to Lively's dismay, because had it passed the "[gay] agenda would have been stopped cold":

Lively: I was the Communications Director for the Oregon Citizens Alliance and we had filed a ballot measure for the 1992 election. We filed it in 1991 and it set off a firestorm that really is the most intense political battle on the homosexual issue that has ever taken place in America. It was really like the gates of Hell kicked open and all the demons came out. Unbelievable level of hostility and manipulation and dirty tricks.

LaBarbera: What you Measure 9 have done?

Lively: Well, it would have amended the state Constitution to define homosexuality as unnatural and perverse - abnormal, unnatural, and perverse; we used the three words unnatural, abnormal, and perverse.

And by doing that, it would have stopped all of the government promotion of the homosexual agenda. This measure would have stopped all of that. It would have, frankly, triggered a landslide of similar measures across the country and we wouldn't be having these conversations today because the agenda would have been stopped cold.

Lively Contemplating Defamation Lawsuit Because "Some Crazy Vietnam Vet" Might Be Induced To Shoot Him

Peter LaBarbera has now posted the second part of his interview with Scott Lively about the act of vandalism against the site that hosted LaBarbera's anti-gay banquet at which Lively received the "American Truth Teller" award.

During the discussion, Lively echoed the claims of activists like LaBarbera and Linda Harvey and Sally Kern who are asserting that criticism of their anti-gay activism constitutes a threat to their physical safety, as Lively revealed that he is considering filing defamation lawsuits against individuals who assert that he was responsible for Uganda's "kill the gays" legislation, saying that the claims represent a "serious security threat" to him because it could induce "some crazy Vietnam vet" to put a bullet in his head:

I was specifically accused outside the AFTAH banquet, a man standing outside on a loud speaker saying outright that I went to Uganda for the purpose of orchestrating this bill, which is an absolute falsehood. This is actionable defamation, frankly.

Defamation is a false statement of fact - of fact, not opinion - a false statement of fact that is made for the purpose of damaging another person's reputation and which does cause them damage.

And so here you have all that in a nutshell: you have a false statement of fact - you cannot prove this, there's not a shred of evidence, they're just making this up from whole cloth.

Now organizations like the New York Times and some of these others, they're smart enough to know how to phrase these things so it creates the impression or the implication without them actually making the false statement of fact. But these bozos outside of the AFTAH banquet are actually putting their foot right in their mouth with this statement. I'm still contemplating whether I'm going to file an action - defamation is very difficult to win and frankly I would prefer to spend my time doing other things.

But, nevertheless, this just shows you the mentality of these people. They don't care what the truth is. They have no evidence to support the allegation that they're making. But what they are doing with this is creating a serious security threat to my person because all it takes is for one kook. And so, with that kind of hysteria being circulated among the fringe of these sexual radicals, you know, what's going to stop some crazy Vietnam vet or somebody else that's stopped taking their meds from just shooting me in the head as a service to humanity?

LaBarbera Warns That Gay Rights Movement Is "Satan's Plan"

On Saturday, Peter LaBarbera told radio host Linda Harvey that the gay rights movement is on its way to ending freedom in America and “creating a more dangerous environment” for right-wing activists like themselves. LaBarbera said that “homo-fascism” and “homo-communism” are all part of “Satan’s plan” to transform the persecution of gays and lesbians into the persecution of anti-gay activists. Harvey warned that thee “human rights” and even the “personal safety” of anti-gay activists are under attack.

Such claims are not unusual from the right. Michael Brown and Cindy Jacobs, for instance, warned that gay rights advocates want to put them in jail and David Barton and Sally Kern claimed that those who upset the gay community put their own lives at risk.

Listen:

LaBarbera: The homo-fascism is on the rise, and let’s just call it for what it is, or if you want to call it homo-communism, because why should the fascists get all the bad—the communists also wanted to shut down speech and did so. What’s happening is they’re ratcheting up what constitutes so-called hate, what is acceptable speech, and because the media is in the tank with the homosexual lobby and will not defend our freedoms, Christian’s religious freedom, then essentially they’ve basically given a get out of jail free card essentially to the homosexual activists. They can do anything they want and it seems like there’s very little critical, media attention which would restrain them.

Harvey: This is fascism. And if people don’t see what it is, even if they don’t agree, if people don’t see that these are the tactics of fascism, they’re trying to shut down debate, shut down free speech, and it will not simply end at the door of the right-wing. When you have fascists, everybody will suffer.



LaBarbera: Remember the left used that phrase “climate of hate”? The would say, “oh people like Linda Harvey and Peter LaBarbera are creating a climate of hate against gays.” As usual, this is Satan’s plan: the very thing they’re charging us with is what they do. They’re creating a more dangerous environment for us!

Harvey: Exactly and they don’t care. The people who’ve been screaming about human rights and the fact that they’ve been mistreated, really I’m getting the sense that they don’t care about our personal safety. There is not a humanity here.

Lively: Gays Seek "Complete Control Of Society"

Scott Lively of Defend the Family International appeared on Peter LaBarbera’s Americans For Truth Radio Hour today to discuss his win of this year’s “American Truth Teller” award. Lively and LaBarbera joked about how gays and lesbians deny “trying to corrupt the minds of young people” and “recruit” them into homosexuality. Lively explained that gays and lesbians deny what he claims is “most true” about them, including false claims that homosexuality is linked to pedophilia, AIDS, and the recruitment of “not just children but everyone they can get their hands on.” He concluded that gay people are in “pursuit of the complete control of society” and seek “absolute control” in order to “begin controlling every person within their grip”:

LaBarbera: Scott, are you saying that homosexual activists are actually trying to corrupt the minds of young people?

Lively: It can’t be, no, how can anyone say such a thing?

LaBarbera: It’s the only issue of which there is no issue where there is no influence at all from the older to the younger, right Scott? Lively: The things that they scream about the loudest are the things that are the most true and the most damaging to them. The connection between homosexuality and AIDS, the connection between homosexuality and pedophilia, the recruitment of children, not just children but everyone they can get their hands on into the homosexual lifestyle, and the desire of the movement to achieve power.



LaBarbera: They are all about demonizing Christians like us, especially Christians, there’s always a special hatred for the Christians, and so like you said Scott, ‘anything it takes,’ it’s a utilitarian movement.

Lively: And the question is, why? Why do they do this? Because we stand in the way of their pursuit of the complete control of society. This isn’t about tolerance, it’s not acceptance, it isn’t even about accepting all things gay; this is about absolute control. And every place that they got it, and they do have it in some places, they use it, and they punish anyone who disagrees with them and then they begin controlling every person within their grip.

LaBarbera Warns That Gays Will End Freedom Of Speech

Peter LaBarbera took his “woe is me” tour to Janet Parshall’s radio show In The Market yesterday, where he warned that gay rights groups will soon eliminate the freedom of speech. The Americans For Truth About Homosexuality president told Parshall that the Human Rights Campaign should be called the “Human Anti-Christian Discrimination Campaign” and says that they are promoting a “rising tide of bigotry against Christians.”

LaBarbera later warned that “because the media is so pro-gay right now the homosexual lobby is almost like they have no restraint.” After lamenting supposed attacks on Christians, LaBarbera went on to attack progressive Christians and saying that their faith is “heresy” for not condemning gays and lesbians.

LaBarbera: Because the media has basically joined the so-called ‘gay’ lobby, there’s very little restraint on them, Janet. What I see is this rising tide of what we’re calling ‘homo-fascism’ where they are basically trying to intimidate Christians into silence because the gay lobby understands that Christians are the last bulwark of opposition. The Human Rights Campaign is now—they should call it the Human Anti-Christian Discrimination Campaign because they are directly working across the country to get anybody fired who speaks out publicly not just against homosexuality but same-sex marriage. We have got to speak the truth now because there is this rising tide of bigotry against Christians and I’m afraid if we don’t speak out we’re going to be basically someday banned from speaking out by the government.

Parshall: Does it bother in all the years that you’ve done this that not only do you see this mounting animosity out there, but you’re also starting to see some churches backtrack on what God’s word says?

LaBarbera: Yes. The Progressive Christianity that is starting to embrace a gay identity, I think this is a heresy which is a growing and I think it’s very damaging. We have to watch that very carefully, because it’s basically playing to the world. It’s saying—it’s fearing man, saying we have to adapt the word to adjust to this new reality that homosexuality is so popular. Basically what’s happened is because the media is so pro-gay right now the homosexual lobby is almost like they have no restraint, they’re coming at as hard and they’re basic message is intimidate anybody who speaks out because they’re hoping they will silence ourselves.

Liberty Counsel: SPLC Doing To Us Just What Nazis Did To Jews

A few weeks ago, vandals threw bricks through the windows of the site hosting an Americans For Truth About Homosexuality banquet demanding that the anti-gay event be shut down. Ever since, AFTAH's Peter LaBarbera and Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber have been running around screaming "hate crime" and telling the story to anyone who will listen. 

So it was no surprise to see that it was also the topic of discussion on Liberty Counsel's "Faith and Freedom" program today, though it was a surprise to see Barber start asserting that not only were windows broken at the event site, but that those responsible also broke into the building and destroyed plumbing and flooded floors.

But that was nothing to compare to where the discussion went after that, when Mat Staver declared that this sort of vandalism was totally predictable because as gays get more rights, they become more hostile and violent and then declaring that when the Southern Poverty Law Center labels anti-gay groups as "hate groups," they are doing just what the Nazis did to the Jews:

Staver: This aggressive homosexual agenda is not about tolerance, it's about dominance. And the more emboldened they get, the more laws that they get, the more vocal they become, the more hostile they become, the more aggressive they become, and the more violent, in this particular case, they become.

Barber: Americans for Truth, as well as Liberty Counsel for that matter, is one of those flashpoints, they have been unfairly labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a hard left-wing extremist organization that uses smears in order to label Christian organizations that take a principled stand on the biblical model of sexual morality in love, speak God's truth in love, they label them hate groups. But really, they are fanning the flames of this kind of violence with their rhetoric, by labeling organizations a hate group. And they're partly responsible for this, indirectly, I'm not going to say they're directly responsible ...

Staver: Well, when you go out and label somebody a hate group you think of the KKK ...

Barber: It emboldens these people ...

Staver: It also, it begins, you know, it's the same thing that happened in the Nazi Holocaust where they start to just demonize and stigmatize and then at some point in time you don't even think that someone's human and then, you know, we look at it and our consciences are shocked but if you look at how it ultimately began where they began to just demonize and dehumanize them, that's what's happening with this labeling of hate groups.

Once Upon A Time, Barber Called For The "Repeal Of All State And Federal Hate-Crimes Laws"

Back in 2009, when Congress was working on legislation to expand hate crimes laws to include protections for sexual orientation, the Religious Right pitched a fit and mobilized to try and stop it. 

They failed, but Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel was among the leaders of the movement, going so far as to not only oppose adding sexual orientation to the law but calling for all hate crimes laws to be repealed:

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle — in Washington and around the country — should not only reject S. 909, but should also begin working toward repeal of all state and federal hate-crimes laws.

All violent crimes are "hate crimes." Ever known anyone cracked upside the head in love? There may have been a time when hate-crimes laws were temporarily necessary, but that time has come and gone. When the 1968 federal hate-crimes bill passed, there were multiple and verifiable cases of local prosecutors refusing to indict whites for violent crimes committed against blacks. This was the justification for the law at the time.

We've moved well beyond those days, and FBI statistics bear out that reality. In today's America, every citizen, without fail, is both guaranteed and granted equal protection of the law regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, dominant hand, favorite color or "American Idol" pick. This renders all extraneous hate-crimes laws woefully obsolete and fatally discriminatory.

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Rather than continuing down the wrong path and creating new hate-crimes laws that unfairly favor whichever boutique special-interest group screams the loudest, we should move toward inclusion and equality for all Americans. We should look to the future instead of the past. We should both reject S. 909 and repeal all outdated and discriminatory hate-crimes laws.

After it was signed into law, Barber even participated in a rally protesting the new legislation as unconstitutional ... which is interesting, since today he will be participating in a press conference along with Peter LaBarbera to demand that the act of vandalism against the site hosting their anti-gay training session be treated as a hate crime:

A coalition of ministers and pro-family advocates is questioning the double-standard on "hate crimes" in the wake of an attack Saturday against Christian Liberty Academy (CLA) -- which was threatened with more violence if it continues to host conservative groups like Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH).

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Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera said, "Some in the media are calling this terrorist act 'vandalism,' which we doubt they would do if the situation were reversed and right-wing extremists threw two large bricks through the glass doors of a gay church."

"As conservatives we oppose the concept of 'hate crimes,' but since hate crimes laws are on the books they must be enforced even-handedly," LaBarbera said. “It is scandalous that a left-wing website post taking credit for this act of domestic terrorism -- and threatening more violence -- is still up and running."

Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel said hard-left groups like Gay Liberation Network create a "climate of hate" against Christians by demonizing them with vicious lies that equate the defense of Judeo-Christian morality with "hate."

"We will not compromise on God's truth. Neither will we be terrorized into silence," Barber said.

LaBarbera Warns That If "Homosexual Activists" Gain Power, "Evil Will Rush In"

On Monday, Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality joined Vic Eliason of Voice of Christian Youth America radio to discuss his group’s banquet honoring Scott Lively, an anti-gay activist who influenced legislation in Uganda that would criminalize homosexuality and in some cases impose the death penalty. Lively also wrote a thoroughly discredited book, The Pink Swastika, which blamed gays for Nazism and the Holocaust.

Regrettably, a vandal threw two chunks of concrete through the window of the school hosting the banquet with the message “Shut down Lively.” LaBarbera wants the perpetrator prosecuted under hate crimes laws -- laws he opposed -- and AFTAH board member and Liberty Counsel Action vice president Matt Barber called it an “act of terrorism” committed by “gay terrorists.”

LaBarbera used his time on VCY America radio to defend Lively. While Lively has voiced support for the Uganda legislation in the past, LaBarbera said that he actually condemned such anti-gay violence. LaBarbera also claimed that homosexuality is “an abomination, it’s destructive, it’s wicked,” and that Christians must “celebrate when people can get out of this lifestyle.” He went on to say that if “homosexual activists” who are “wholly devoted to promoting sin” are left unchecked, then “evil will rush in” and consume society.

Listen:

LaBarbera: And this is of course how the left operates Vic across the world. It’s always had sort of a fascist arm, a wing of hate. They talk about the climate of hate, Vic, they’ve created such a climate of hate against Scott Lively by falsely claiming that he wants -- and me, and probably you too Vic -- they’re saying we condone the murder of homosexuals, that is an outright lie. As you have, as Scott has from the very beginning, I have condemned violence and genuine hatred against homosexuals. We want gays and lesbians to be saved through the blood of Christ, we want them to come out of that lifestyle which is an abomination, it’s destructive, it’s wicked, but we celebrate when people can get out of this lifestyle. It is a complete lie that they’re spreading and they’re whipping up hatred against people like Scott Lively and then these sort of awful acts occur in that climate of hate.



My question for Christians who don’t want to get involved is, you’re telling me that in a civil, free society where you have homosexual activists making six-figures, some making over $300,000 running groups which are wholly devoted to promoting sin, you’re telling me in a free society we’re not allowed to oppose them or should oppose them in the public square? If we don’t, politics abhors a void and evil will rush in and that’s what we’re seeing.

Right Wing Leftovers

  • Peter LaBarbera says the vandalism of the site hosting his conference qualifies as a hate crime.
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  • And, of course, Bryan Fischer seconds that view.
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  • The Associated Press takes a look at The New Apostolic Reformation.
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  • Robert Jeffress will be a featured speaker at the 2nd Annual Reclaiming Texas for Christ Conference.
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  • Finally, Al Mohler says Christians cannot attend gay weddings: "[A]ny Christian who knows that same-sex marriage violates God’s Law and purpose for marriage knows — and cannot act as if he or she does not know — that a same-sex couple should not be joined in holy matrimony. To remain silent at that point is to abdicate theological and biblical responsibility. Even if the question is not formally asked in the ceremony, the issue remains. We cannot celebrate what we know to be wrong."

Barton, Kern Stoke Fears That Gays And Lesbians Threaten Lives Of Critics

Yesterday, David Barton and Rick Green hosted Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern on WallBuilders Live to discuss her new book, The Stoning of Sally Kern, and caution listeners about the dangers of saying “something disparaging about homosexuality.” Kern’s book details her political activism and the fallout of her claim that the “homosexual agenda is destroying this nation ... it’s the biggest threat that our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” a sentiment she recently repeated, telling anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than terrorism.

Barton said, “If you touch homosexuality, be prepared to pay a price,” warning that it “may cost your life.” Later in the interview, Green said Kern must have experienced a “physical fear” of the “militant” gay-rights activists, and Kern told her story of how she was prepared to lose her life over the issue.

Listen:

Barton: With all of the protection we have for free speech, there’s still a number of areas where you’re not free to speak out on certain things. If you touch homosexuality, be prepared to pay a price, not just attacks, it’s gonna cost you economically, other things as well, may cost your life. This is, the way people respond to what you say about homosexuality if you criticize it and we got Sally Kern today, State Rep from Oklahoma who experienced that first time, what happens if you exercise your right of free speech and happen to say something disparaging about homosexuality.



Kern: I have to be honest with you Rick, when I was sitting there in my car that day and when she told me that those emails were coming from homosexuals, honestly, fear gripped by whole body, because I was very aware of the homosexual lobbyists and the power that they have. And people say, ‘oh you’re so brave, so heroic,’ but I’m not, I’m just a sinner saved by grace and I was gripped with fear that day. I just said, ‘Lord, what have I done?’

Green: And not just I would think not just fear, not a political fear, physical fear; there’s a militant agenda out there as well.

Kern: It entered our mind but honestly, and I mentioned this in the book, the Saturday night when my husband and I sit down and really talked about this and prayed about it, when we asked ourselves the question, are we willing to even lose our lives over this? I can’t tell you, Rick, how liberating that was, it really was.

Kirkwood Claims Gay Rights Are "An Affront To The Most Holy God"

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality had as his guest today Chicago pastor and radio show host John Kirkwood. While speaking with LaBarbera, Kirkwood likened gays and lesbians to heroin users and said that supporting gay rights is similar to encouraging a drug addict. Kirkwood also attacked “the Lady Gaga theology that you were born that way” and said people who believe that are “rejecting God” and “rejecting the Bible.”

Listen:

Kirkwood: So when Christians start buying into the Lady Gaga theology that you were born that way, they’re rejecting Paul, they’re rejecting God, they’re rejecting the Bible, they’re rejecting the offer of redemption through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. And so it’s a larger issue to me than simply traditional marriage versus same-sex marriage.

LaBarbera: Absolutely.

Kirkwood: It’s an affront to the most holy God. And God says, listen, here’s the thing that’s crazy, if your son was a heroin addict Peter, and you found out people were encouraging him in that behavior, that would be an enemy to you. You don’t want people to give him needles, even if they’re clean needles, you don’t want him to be applauded in that behavior because that behavior’s going to lead to destruction. You want somebody to be able to say to him 'listen God’s got a better way, you can be freed of this bondage.' And yet we don’t do this with homosexuality, or we’re scared to do this with homosexuality, when God told us that the end is destruction?

LaBarbera: He calls it an abomination.

Kern Claims Homosexuality Will "Destroy The Future Of America"

Earlier this month we first reported that Oklahoma Republican state legislator Sally Kern doubled down on her claim that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than terrorist attacks, arguing that it is “more dangerous because it will tear down the moral fiber of this nation.” Kern told Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality that young people are “bombarded” with the message that “‘homosexuality is normal and natural.’ It’s something they have to deal with every day. Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day.”

Today, we put together a compilation of the most troubling statements from the second part of her interview with LaBarbera on Americans For Truth Radio Hour. On the program, Kern claimed that “there should not be freedom and equality for sinful actions” and warned of the deleterious “consequences of violating God’s moral law.” According to Kern, homosexuality will literally destroy America: “We do have an enemy who wants to destroy us. They are using sexual perversion to destroy the future of America.”

Watch:

LaBarbera: I believe the organized homosexuality movement is an evil movement, its organized sin. It’s taking what God says is wrong and pushing it literally as a right, as a civil right.

Kern: Well I think they’re trying to get the moral high ground and of course America was founded upon freedom and equality, and so they’ve hijacked that…. And as I’ve said earlier, I think they play up on freedom and equality. Sure we want everybody to have freedom and equality, but there should not be freedom and equality for sinful actions.



It just blows my mind when we have evidence, statistics like you’ve just read, that show how dangerous the actions of homosexuals are, and yet we want to continue to teach this to our children? What kind of a future are we going to be giving to our children and our grandchildren if we continue to promote the homosexual lifestyle to them? We are sentencing them to a life of disease, premature death, depression, you know, it just blows my mind.



There are always consequences to our actions, always consequences to our actions. And we will suffer the consequences of violating God’s moral law, which never changes. So that’s the issue. Are we going to believe that there is moral law that never changes, or are we going to be politically correct thinking that we can just do whatever we want? Because we can do what we want but we will suffer the consequences.



If you have children or grandchildren, if you believe that America has been a great nation and you want to see it continue to be a great nation, now is the time to wise up and rise up about what’s going on in America. We do have an enemy who wants to destroy us. They are using sexual perversion to destroy the future of America, the future of our children, and we don’t have a minute to lose.

LaBarbera Joins Mefferd To Lash Out At "Homo-Fascism"

Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality appeared yesterday on The Janet Mefferd Show, where he fretted about the rise of the gay rights movement. “This is one of the most successful American power campaigns that has ever existed,” LaBarbera lamented. “Consider in sixty years they went from being an aberrant, taboo lifestyle, which was ‘don’t even mention it,’ to now driving society.” He told Mefferd that because the “gay mafia” controls Hollywood and the media, even right-wing author Ann Coulter no longer associates “homosexual activists” with the “liberal mob.” After condemning the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and discussing the impact of HIV-AIDS in the gay community, LaBarbera grieved that the government was “promoting” instead of suppressing “this unhealthy behavior”:

LaBarbera: You know I’m trying to get Christians to understand, look, it’s not about tolerance anymore; it’s about celebrating homosexuality.

Mefferd: Right, well we saw that just this week with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. It was one side of the story, everybody was in the streets rejoicing, everybody was happy, all the sudden the sun has come out, completely ignoring the fact that there were plenty of Americans who were grieving that particular decision.

LaBarbera: Absolutely Janet, that was so sad to see. I was looking at our Chicago Sun Times, two full pages celebrating the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal. The media now pretends that there is no other side in this issue and we have to work around that. But the homosexuals are sort of knowing that they have the media with them, are trying all these techniques, and the gay activists are sending me taunting messages, ‘you’re next Peter!’ This is how bad it is. People don’t understand; we don’t use the term ‘homo-fascism’ lightly.



The CDC just reported that 2 percent of men who have sex with men are responsible for 61 percent of AIDS cases, if it were any other behavior in this culture, wouldn’t we see a mobilization by governments state, local, federal, by private organizations, everybody would be saying, ‘we have to stop this unhealthy behavior.’ But in homosexuality it’s the opposite, we’re actually promoting the very behavior that’s killing people.



It’s a hateful thing to say Peter LaBarbera, Janet Mefferd, these Christians are hateful, that in it of itself is raw bigotry and hatred. Total dominance is what they’re after. It’s not about tolerance it’s about dominance. Yes they’re on a march. This is one of the most successful American power campaigns that has ever existed. Consider in sixty years they went from being an aberrant, taboo lifestyle, which was ‘don’t even mention it,’ to now driving society. Even Ann Coulter is bending to the gay lobby, she joined GOProud, she wrote a book called ‘Demonic’ and it’s about the mob, the liberal mob, and guess which group she happened to leave out? The homosexual activists, who rose to power through a riot in Stonewall, they fought the cops; they threw bottles at the police. If there’s not a gay mafia that controls Hollywood and the media, even the liberals talk about the gay mafia now it’s that powerful, and yet Ann Coulter of all people left it out of the book, because she knew it might threaten her prominence in the media.

Kern Doubles Down On Claim That Homosexuality Is "More Dangerous" Than Terrorist Attacks

Oklahoma Republican state legislator Sally Kern spoke on August 31st with Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality to promote her new book, The Stoning of Sally Kern. Kern is best known for saying that homosexuality is “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam.” Kern has tried to explain that her remarks were taken out of context and distorted by the media, but she repeated her claim that homosexuality is “more dangerous” than terrorist attacks while speaking with LaBarbera, lamenting that young people are “bombarded” with the message that “homosexuality is normal and natural.” “It’s something they have to deal with every day,” Kern said, “Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day.”

Listen:

You know if you just look at it in practical terms, which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS? In the last twenty years, fifteen to twenty years, we’ve had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundreds of thousands who have died because of having AIDS. So which one’s the biggest threat? And you know, every day our young people, adults too, but especially our young people, are bombarded at school, in movies, in music, on TV, in the mall, in magazines, they’re bombarded with ‘homosexuality is normal and natural.’ It’s something they have to deal with every day. Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day, and that’s what I mean.



It’s more dangerous, and yes I think that it’s also more dangerous because it will tear down the moral fiber of this nation. We were founded as a nation upon the principles of religion and morality, if we take those out from under our society we will lose what has made us a great nation, we will no longer be a virtuous people, which we see happening already. And without virtue this nation will not survive.

Barber: Gays Opening The Doors For Pedophiles

Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber has been talking a lot lately about his attendance at a conference put on by B4U-ACT, a group that wants the American Psychiatric Association to drop pedophilia from its list of disorders. B4U-ACT is a tiny, marginal group, and the APA has no plans to de-list pedophilia, but Barber claims the group is part of a larger “sexual anarchy movement” including feminists, gays and lesbians, and proponents of comprehensive sex education. Essentially, Barber’s argument is that since homosexuality has lost its stigma, pedophilia will soon become normalized too.

In an interview this week, he told Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality that the “sexual anarchist movement is the big umbrella and under that umbrella you’ve got the pedophile movement, you have the homosexual activist movement, you have your radical feminists and your pro-aborts and the abortion industry, Planned Parenthood and so forth, they’re all part of that sexual anarchy movement.”

LaBarbera and Barber go on to argue that many people become gay because they were molested as children, calling it the reason why out CNN anchorman Don Lemon is gay. LaBarbera said, “I want to tell him Don, you are not gay, I don’t believe in inherent gayness but even if I did, you are not gay, you are the victim of a predator.”

Barber writes today in WorldNetDaily that feminism and gays and lesbians will open the doors for those who “literally rape children”:

Make no mistake: Children are the target of what I call the "sexual anarchy movement." Whether it's the movement's pedophile wing that seeks to literally rape children, or its radical pro-abortion, homosexualist and feminist wings, which seek to rape the minds of children, the larger sexual anarchy movement has a shared goal: Attack, corrupt and destroy God's design for human sexuality. Children are just collateral damage.

Sexual anarchists know that to own the future, they must own the minds of our children. Hence, groups like B4U-ACT, GLSEN (The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), Planned Parenthood and the like utilize academia from pre-school to post-graduate to brainwash and indoctrinate. Still, sexual anarchists are not restricted to the world of not-for-profit perversion advocacy. They also permeate the Obama administration.

Consider, for instance, that the official website for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently linked to "parenting tips" that referenced children as "sexual beings" and suggested that they should experiment with homosexuality and masturbation.



Bolstered by support from the National Education Association, GLSEN has access to your children through sex education curricula it provides thousands of public schools across the country, and via adult sponsored "Gay Straight Alliances," hosted in those same schools.

Alas, we live in a post-Kinsey America wherein our culture, along with our Judeo-Christian heritage, rots in the heat of the day. The stench of sexual anarchy is masked by the soaring, disingenuous rhetoric of "tolerance," "diversity" and "comprehensive sex education."

Right Wing Leftovers

• Rick Santorum frets that the gay community has gone out on a “jihad against Rick Santorum.”

• Ron Paul says he does not believe in evolution.

• Liberty Counsel contends that the State Department tried to sabotage Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” rally.

• Michael Brown goes to a Pride Parade, and doesn’t like what he sees.

• How many times can Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality say ‘homosexual’ in one sentence? “I think what's going to happen is that homosexual activists will try as best they can to manipulate the system, and Obama will pander to homosexual activists by allowing homosexuals to stay in the country using this executive order.”

Right Wing Leftovers

  • Florida school teacher Jerry Buell has been reinstated after posting anti-gay marriage remarks on his Facebook page. But that probably won't be the end of the Religious Right's crusade about it.
  • Tony Perkins says the Religious Right would be pretty happy with any of the GOP frontrunners. I highly doubt that is true regarding Mitt Romney.
  • Rick Perry has signed the Susan B. Anthony's anti-choice pledge.
  • Another day, another piece dismissing dominionism devoid of any research whatsoever.
  • The defamation claim against John Stemberger over statements he made while representing Rifqa Bary has been dropped.
  • Finally, Peter LaBarbera thinks that Fox News is pro-gay because it is "based in New York City, which is a gay Mecca."
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Peter LaBarbera Posts Archive

Kyle Mantyla, Monday 09/23/2013, 12:18pm
Peter LaBarbera returned to Liberty Counsel's "Faith and Freedom" radio program today where, once again, he and Matt Barber spent ten minutes denigrating gays as people who know, deep down, that their lives are immoral and shameful. "God has written his laws on the hearts of every man, woman, and child," Barber said. "Every individual engaged in the homosexual lifestyle, who has adopted a homosexual identity, they know intuitively that what they are doing is immoral, unnatural, and self-destructive. Yet they thirst for that affirmation because they've tied... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/23/2013, 11:30am
Americans For Truth About Homosexuality head Peter LaBarbera is none too pleased with new comments on homosexuality made by Pope Francis, writing that a fear he “and many like-minded pro-family advocates share (including several Catholic friends with whom I’ve spoken) is that the pope is naive about the aggressive homosexualist agenda.” According to LaBarbera, “Satan’s earthly minions” concocted a plan to bring gay men into the priesthood so they can “seduce and molest” boys in order to discredit and weaken the Church’s authority to... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 09/20/2013, 11:09am
Peter LaBarbera was the guest on Liberty Counsel's "Faith and Freedom" radio program again today where he and Matt Barber praised Trail Life USA, the new scouting organization explicitly created as an anti-gay alternative to the Boy Scouts.  LaBarbera said that the Boy Scouts have "sold their soul to the devil" and called for the creation of anti-gay alternatives to organizations "on all fronts" because "every major institution is being corrupted by the homosexual agenda." LaBarbera said there ought to be anti-gay versions of organizations such... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 09/19/2013, 10:20am
Inspired by the success of Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, a few weeks ago John Shore and Truth Wins Out launched the Not All Like That (NALT) Christians Project, which is designed to "give LGBT-affirming Christians a means of proclaiming to the world—and especially to young gay people—their belief and conviction that there is nothing anti-biblical or at all inherently sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender." Given that mission, it comes as no surprise that Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera, who are exactly the sort of people that... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 09/17/2013, 5:30pm
We can now add Richard Nixon to the all-encompassing list of people whom Glenn Beck believes to be "progressives." Jim DeMint says President Obama has nothing but disdain for the Constitution. Scott Lively has penned an open "Letter to the British People," calling upon them to turn back to God. It is amazing to watch Bryan Fischer go off about President Obama's effort to send non-lethal aid to Syria despite the fact that he quite obviously understands absolutely nothing about it. Finally, Fischer had Peter LaBarbera on his radio program... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 09/17/2013, 3:15pm
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality joined Mission America’s Linda Harvey over the weekend to discuss how groups like GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) are attempting to use schools to make kids gay and transgender, which they suggested would increase the rate of HIV. Responding to GLSEN’s Transgender Students Rights initiative, Harvey asked: “Why in the world are we doing this to kids? You know, a self-destructive society would do these kinds of things, wouldn’t they? And look at us.” “Yes. A healthy society... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 09/09/2013, 5:33pm
Don Byrd @  Baptist Joint Committee: Scalia: Church-State Standing is the “Greatest Miscarriage of Constitutional Justice.” Rachel Tabachnick @ Talk To Action: Significance of Sept. 11 Date of Ron Paul's Speech and the Russia-Centric Vision of the Fatima Center. Jeremy Hooper: Peter LaBarbera's useful role: Pulling mask off his movement's 'nice' talk. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Far-right lawmakers freelance in Egypt. Ben Dimiero & Coleman Lowndes: Newt Gingrich's CNN Pitch Reel. Washington Blade: Stolen document... MORE >
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 09/03/2013, 12:30pm
Janet Mefferd spent part of Labor Day chatting with Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, where they spent most of the time decrying New Jersey’s new law barring ex-gay therapy for minors. “The homosexual agenda is about restricting people’s liberty and freedom,” LaBarbera told Mefferd, “We have to get back to showing where the true discrimination is: the citizens of New Jersey just lost their freedom here; we have got to get back to emphasizing that we are for true liberty.” After reading an excerpt of Justice Antonin Scalia’s... MORE >