Conservative Pundit: 'Deflategate' Is Really About Benghazi

Washington Times contributor Robert Knight reacted this week to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension for his role in “Deflategate” by explaining that the scandal is really like Benghazi.

Despite the fact that all of the official reports have debunked the conspiracy theories surrounding the 2012 attack, Knight still insists that administration officials, including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were deliberately lying about the incident, and like Brady, must be punished.

If nothing really painful happens to Mr. Brady or the Patriots, it would be one more high-profile example of people in public life getting away with dishonesty, which is culturally corrosive. I say this in sorrow, having rooted for the Pats for many years.

Cynicism and misconduct grow when certain people seem to be beyond accountability.

The cultural damage was enormous when Bill Clinton not only was caught in lies about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, but also that he got away with it and has prospered mightily since leaving office. Think of the messages sent to America's children: Character doesn't count, marital vows are a joke, and changing the definitions of words like "is" are just something you do to get people off your back.

On April 14, we learned that the Internal Revenue Service, whose wrath knows no bounds for "everyday American" taxpayers who make mistakes on their tax forms, has retained thousands of IRS employees who violated the tax code and even gave many of them promotions and raises. Above the law? It certainly seems to be the case.



This is the same IRS whose officials flatly denied that orders had come down from the top in Washington to target Tea Party groups before the 2012 elections and deny them nonprofit status. It was just some rogue officials in Cincinnati, we were told.

The head of the nonprofit division, Lois G. Lerner, not only refused to testify under oath to Congress about the IRS jihad against conservatives, but somehow also managed to "lose" thousands of pertinent emails. Hillary Rodham Clinton one-upped her by not only ditching thousands of emails from her stint as secretary of state but also by wiping her personal server clean.

And while we're on the subject of cover-up, nothing has happened to those who got caught brazenly lying about what triggered the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.

For two weeks, Obama administration officials, most notably then-United Nations Ambassador Susan E. Rice, President Obama himself and Mrs. Clinton, insisted that an obscure anti-Islamic video triggered a spontaneous riot. Thanks to State Department emails obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests by Judicial Watch, it has become clear that officials in Washington knew about the nature of the attack in real time.

It had nothing to do with a video. Is anybody ever going to face any repercussions about the lies surrounding the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans?

Compared with these scandals, Deflategate is small potatoes, despite the outsized media attention it's getting because of America's obsession with sports and celebrities.

Pat Robertson: Conservative Christians Must Take 'Dominion' Of US From Obama

Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson said that conservative Christians need to take “dominion” over the world, or at least the U.S., in order to stop President Obama.

“God has made us in charge of this planet and He’s given us dominion and we’re supposed to exercise dominion,” Robertson said. “When the Christians exercise dominion, good things happen. When we surrender dominion, bad things happen. It’s happening in our country, we’ve got a president that thinks we should surrender dominion, that we should not be involved, that we should lead from behind and all of this stuff, and the world is just going to chaos all around.”

Conservative Christians, Robertson said, must fill Obama’s leadership vacuum: “All around you see these horrible breakouts. Why? Because the leaders aren’t leading. So, we have to lead. God has given us dominion, we have to do that.”

Staver: Gay Marriage Will Lead To Another Holocaust And 'The Ghettoization Of Christianity'

On today's "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver seized on right-wing fears that anti-gay organizations will lose their tax-exempt status if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage to predictably warn that the U.S. is on the verge of turning into a modern-day Nazi Germany.

"We're talking about the ghettoization of Christianity," Staver said, "and this is what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany, they put the Jews in ghettos, they put other people in ghettos. They took away their ability to earn a living, then they isolated them to ghettos, they stigmatized them, they ultimately destroyed their humanity in the minds of others and then the next step was easy, in the sense that they had gone to the point where they had lost respect for humanity."

"This is a serious manner because this ghettoizes Christianity," he continued. "This stigmatizes those who have Christian beliefs. This ultimately punishes those and prohibits those individuals from earning a living or working in the marketplace. And this is the beginning of ultimately dehumanizing the person and when you dehumanize the person, terrible things can happen":

End Times Prophets: Gay Marriage, Legal Abortion Will Lead To Apocalypse

Last month, Anne Graham Lotz issued a “Mayday!” prayer alert predicting that the Rapture could come any day now: “Institutions will collapse. Banks will close. The Stock Market will plunge. Planes will fall out of the sky. Cars will crash on the road. Government in America at every level will disintegrate.”

The far-right outlet WorldNetDaily discovered that other End Times preachers agreed with her assessment, particularly due to U.S. foreign policy, abortion rights and marriage equality, with one WND source pointing to Blood Moons as proof.

Joel Richardson, author of “When a Jew Rules the World: What the Bible Really Says About Israel in the Plan of God,” agrees it is time for Americans to repent.

Richardson told WND: “I do believe the United States may very well be on the brink of judgment. No doubt, the church should pay heed to the warnings of voices such as Anne Graham Lotz or Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. There is no question that now is the moment for the nation to turn to its Creator with prayer and fasting.

“Yet it is important to state that God does not want to chastise this nation, He does not take pleasure in bringing calamity. The Lord’s desire is always that we choose to repent on our own. But in the same way that any good parent will discipline their children in the hopes of training them to do what is right, so also will God discipline nations for the purpose of awakening them and causing them to turn back to Himself.”

Among the reasons Lotz gives for her urgency in declaring a time of prayer and fasting is the “Blood Moons” phenomenon discovered by pastor Mark Biltz.



Biltz, author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” agrees, declaring America “is facing an ugly judgment time.”

And while no one can say for sure when such a time could arrive, Biltz cautions, he believes it “could be this year or definitely by the end of next year.”



“God’s judgment will come on America because of our treatment of Israel and being at the forefront of dividing the land of Israel by pushing for a two-state solution,” he said. “And all of this is in the light of the Blood Moons as well.

“Americans should be fasting and praying and interceding as Abraham did before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.”

But Carl Gallups, pastor, radio host and author of the end-times bestseller “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation,” says America is already becoming like those doomed cities.

“I am frequently asked if God’s judgment is really getting ready to fall upon America,” he said. “My answer is that it has already begun! Most Americans don’t want to hear that answer. But the facts are staring us in the face. There is already a monumental moral collapse taking place in America.

“Because God has been removed from our schools and our culture, we can see the tangible results of this kind of anti-Christian thinking. Americans feel free to kill our babies for convenience, declare biblical marriage is no longer valid, encourage our children to engage in premarital sex, and persuade our culture to indulge all manner of deviant sexual behaviors. Once you go far enough down this path, a society will grow to hate the Word of God and the people of God who hold to that foundation. We are now there … and the tide continues to rise,” he said.

“Yes – the judgment of God is already falling upon America. But, I agree with Anne Graham Lotz and her biblically bold proclamation, ‘The worst is yet to come and it’s going to be ugly.’”

Franklin Graham To Save America With Right-Wing 'Prayer Rallies' In All 50 States Before 2016 Election

Franklin Graham recently announced that he will be leading "prayer rallies" in all 50 states next year, designed to mobilize conservative Christians to vote and run for office because, among other things, "LGBT activists, abortion rights advocates, aggressive atheist groups, and others who ignore God’s Word are trying to shove their agenda down our throats":

In 2016, I plan to hold prayer rallies in all 50 states. I believe God has called us to this. We’re naming it the Decision America Tour. I want to challenge Christians across our land to boldly live out their faith and to pray fervently and faithfully for our nation and all its leaders. I want to encourage Christians to get out and vote in the coming election year. We will not be endorsing any political candidates, but I will urge people to vote for those on the ballot who uphold biblical principles, and I will be sharing the life-changing truth of God’s Gospel in every state.

Can you imagine what a difference it could make if in the next election Christians went to the polls in unprecedented numbers? And if Christians ran for every elected office available at all levels—local, state, and national? School board members, city council members, judges, mayors—all of these are such critical positions. Just think of what would happen if the school board in your own community was made up of Christians. I’ll bet things would begin to change for the better in those schools.

Jesus said we are to be the salt and the light in this world. Salt preserves and can bring healing. We are to speak the truth of God’s Word to a society that is racing in the opposite direction, in moral decline, at warp speed. Jesus said that as lights, we are to shine brightly—up on a lampstand so everyone can see and not hidden under a basket.

Jesus instructs us, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, NKJV).

Friends, America is in trouble. At age 62, I’ve lived long enough to learn that no political party or politician is the answer. The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son. We can’t sit idly by any longer. LGBT activists, abortion rights advocates, aggressive atheist groups, and others who ignore God’s Word are trying to shove their agenda down our throats. We need to take every opportunity to speak up for biblical standards and let our lights shine. We need to work to preserve our religious freedoms so that we can continue to proclaim the Gospel freely. If we as Christians stand together and let our voice be heard, I believe God can use us to make a difference. I hope you will start praying with us now.

In a video announcing the tour, Graham says the goal is not only to get "Christians to vote for candidates, men and women who will stand for biblical values," but also to mobilize "Christians to run [for office] at the local level, the state level, the federal level [and] raise up an army of men and women who are willing to get into the political field and hold to biblical values" in an effort to save America.

Ann Coulter: Liberals Bringing In 'Backward Peasants' To 'Destroy America'

Ann Coulter, who is busy promoting her new book “Adios, America! The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hellhole,” found a friendly audience in Florida radio host Joyce Kaufman on Friday.

Kaufman complained to Coulter about refugees from Muslim countries seeking asylum in America: “I got Syrian and Somalian refugees coming in by the tens of thousands, I’ve got people from Pakistan. There was actually more people from Arab countries these last three months than all of Latin America, Central America and Mexico put together, and nobody talks about that.”

“You’re right, it is pretty amazing, but in a way it doesn’t matter where they’re from,” Coulter responded. “We are bringing in the most backward peasants across the globe, across the globe. It’s utter madness. No other country would be like this, but this is being run by the far left that wants to destroy America. They always have, they hate America, and the big businessmen go along with it because they want the cheap labor. So, there goes America!”

Coulter added that most Americans agree with her, but “the only problem is going to be getting word out about my book when every elite group in America is against me.”

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/11/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/11/15

  • Want to spend 24 hours on the National Mall singing the National Anthem with various Religious Right activists? You are in luck!
  • Franklin Graham says that if the Supreme Court strikes down gay marriage bans, it "sets the stage for persecution of believers committed to living by the truth of God’s Holy Word."
  • Some bad news from Jonathan Cahn: "[D]o I believe that we can avoid God's judgment, the hand of His shaking? No—not any more than could ancient Israel. No nation, so blessed with God's blessings, can so blatantly war against the God of its blessings and expect those blessings to continue. I believe a great shaking is coming to this nation."
  • Bryan Fischer says homosexuality "is a worse form of sexual sin because it deviates even further from God’s design for sexual union than adultery does."
  • Finally, apparently using the abbreviations B.C.E and C.E instead of B.C and A.D is a form of anti-Christian persecution: "On the surface it is peaceful and silent, but underneath just as deadly as the physical kind sans the torture, beheadings, and refugees."

Rios: 'Cleanse' Your School Board Of Those 'Homosexualizing Schools'

Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition stopped by “Sandy Rios in the Morning” today to discuss the Fairfax County, Virginia, school board’s recent decision to approve a gender identity nondiscrimination measure. Lafferty, who in her last appearance on the show called for schools to ban transgender teachers altogether, lamented the vote’s passage, decrying the “crazed board members” who backed the change.

Rios, the director of governmental affairs at the American Family Association, told Lafferty that LGBT rights advocates have been “homosexualizing schools” for over two decades, warning that LGBT themes are “folded into the texts of almost every discipline.”

“Look at the polls showing how our kids feel about homosexuality, even Christian kids,” Rios continued. “Does anybody think that’s by accident? It’s because they are inundated with a steady flow — even in those nice, good schools that you think you have. Good teachers have been silenced and for the most part they have folded.”

She warned that parents only have two options: “You’ve either got to run for school board and cleanse your local governance of these kinds of people making these horrible decisions or you’ve got to pull your kids out of school. I don’t see another choice.”

“You are putting your children in such great danger now,” she said. “Danger because of the confusion, because of the temptation, because of the indoctrination. You’re not helpless to do something about it, but you will be.”

Michael Savage: Obama Prepared To Ban Guns, This Time For Real

Every year, we hear from right-wing outlets some new way that President​ Obama is going to secretly ban guns. Such gun bans, of course, never materialize, prompting the pundit to just move on to the next conspiracy theory.

Take Michael Savage, for example. Last year, the right-wing radio talk show host claimed that Obama would “use Ebola as a pretext” to “take the guns.” Since that never happened, Savage now has a new theory for his fans: Obama will sneak a gun ban into the Trans Pacific Partnership, a controversial free trade deal, without the public ever knowing about it.

“This is a dictatorship as sure as I’m sitting here,” Savage told his listeners on Friday. “Obama’s the most dictatorial president in American history, he was never fit for office, he was voted out of office in November.”

Savage cited a memo from Gun Owners of America that was posted on the conspiracy-theory outlet InfoWars, which claimed that the TPP may include “full implementation of the anti-gun UN Arms Trade Treaty” and an “illegal amnesty which locks in millions of new, anti-gun voters.”

Savage said that while he has no idea if such language is part of the TPP, he predicted that the “sneaky socialist” Obama will make sure that the trade agreement gives him “dictatorial power over America.”

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