'Constitutional Sheriff' Says He'd Arrest Lois Lerner If She Came To His County

Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, now runs the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, a group that promotes the idea that county sheriffs are the highest law officers in the country and thus have the power to arrest federal officials who are enforcing laws they believe are unconstitutional.

Mack gave an example of this theory in an interview last month with Kerry Lutz on his “Financial Survival Network,” when he said that if he were still sheriff, he would arrest Lois Lerner, the former IRS official who Tea Party groups say targeted them in applications for tax-exempt status, charges that are still being investigated by the FBI.

“If you were still sheriff in Graham County and Lois Lerner paid a visit to your county, would you lock her up?” Lutz asked.

“Well, I would in the sense that I would have to first investigate and prove that she had actually done something to somebody in my county. So, primarily I would conduct a proper investigation and if anyone had been abused, like many that testified before Congress, the Tea Party groups and others that had been abused not only by the IRS, but the IRS had complicity from the FBI,” Mack replied.

“So, if I could prove that they had done that to anybody in my county, if she stopped by, I most definitely would, and hopefully get the support of the county attorney to actually prosecute,” he said.

Mack is currently running for office in another Arizona county, which he hopes to populate with likeminded voters and elected officials, creating his version of a “constitutional” paradise.

Anti-Gay Pastor: God Will Send Plagues To Punish Gay People With Unspeakable Agony

James David Manning, the extremist “stone homos” pastor of Harlem’s Atlah Worldwide Church, hosted BarbWire content editor Gina Miller on his program “The Manning Report” earlier this year and kicked off the discussion with this touching rant about the need to show courage by calling gay people “faggots”:

Manning and Miller discussed the supposed connections between Islamic extremism and the gay rights movement, with Manning warning that “while sodomy is making its way like wildfire across America,” Islamic law is becoming “a second court and Constitution in this once great nation.”

“Will we see ourselves under two mandates, sodomy and Sharia?” Manning asked. Miller replied: “I would not doubt it a bit.”

In another segment, Manning predicted that while “we will have to go underground with our faith,” “Almighty God will visit upon the sodomites and their programs such plagues like they have never seen before and the agony that they will experience will be unspeakable.”

After Manning falsely claimed that Mary Cheney, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter, is a transgender man, the pastor cited the Cheney family’s support for LGBT rights as proof that “Satan has really been able to advance this movement.”

“You nailed it,” Miller said. “At the root of this movement — it’s demonic.”

She continued: “The demonic aspect of homosexual behavior and all of these related disorders cannot be overstated, and when the Enemy is unacknowledged he is free to run rampant.”

Miller concluded that the “real targets of this movement” are “Christians, because as you know, in the world, we’ve got the children of the Lord and the children of the Devil, and we’ve got Israel and Christians, that’s it. So Christians are the true targets of this movement. Whether the foot soldiers of this movement know it or not, the demonic forces behind it do.”

Roy Moore Films Fundraising Video For Christian Nationalist Group Run By Neo-Confederate Activist

Earlier this year, as Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered probate judges in his state to defy a federal court ruling establishing marriage equality in Alabama, Brian reported extensively about Moore’s personal, financial and ideological connections to Michael Peroutka, a Republican county councilman in Maryland who has used his personal fortune to fund extreme Christian nationalist causes.

Peroutka, who until recently was active in the neo-Confederate League of the South and once said that he was “still angry” Maryland didn’t secede from the Union, runs a group called the Institute on the Constitution (IOC), which promotes the view that American laws must reflect a certain interpretation of biblical law.

The IOC teaches that the Constitution requires that public officeholders believe in God; that “the promotion of evolution is an act of disloyalty to America”; that “there is no such thing as a civil right”; and that the Maryland General Assembly is “no longer a valid legislative body” after passing laws, such as marriage equality, that Peroutka believes “violate God’s law.” Peroutka argues that one reason the U.S. has strayed from “God’s law” is because the Union won the “War Between the States.”

Peroutka largely bankrolled Moore’s latest campaign for office and has poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into groups that Moore founded. In return, Moore has spoken at events at Peroutka’s Institute on the Constitution and, last month, appeared in a fundraising video for the group.

Appearing about 2 minutes and 23 seconds into the video, Moore says: “My good friend Michael Anthony Peroutka and the folks at the Institute on the Constitution have developed a course to teach the moral, legal and biblical basis of our Constitution and the principles upon which our nation began. I personally have reviewed this course and found it to be highly instructive, and recommend it.”

The fundraising video also highlights IOC’s “American Clubs,” meant to teach the groups ideology to schoolchildren.

LaBarbera: God Will Punish America For 'The Things Homosexuals Do In Private'

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality’s Peter LaBarbera stopped by VCY America’s “Crosstalk” program on Wednesday to discuss the debate over legislation in Arkansas and Indiana that would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers in the name of “religious liberty.”

Although both measures still have the potential to license discrimination, each has been softened by lawmakers in the wake of controversy, which LaBarbera and “Crosstalk” host Jim Schneider attributed to the “spirit of Antichrist” in the gay rights movement.

At the end of the program, a listener called in to share her views on the Antichrist. “I believe that there are several Antichrists,” she said, “and I believe one is the gay liberation movement and another Antichrist, I believe, is some parts of the government in Iran that are always talking about destroying Israel.”

“Certainly the spirit of Antichrist is in the movement that is a very assault at how he designed man and woman to be,” Schneider agreed. “Thank you. That is indeed the spirit of Antichrist. And especially when we see the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Peter, the attacks against it, that is a spirit of Antichrist saying that we cannot act upon the convictions that God’s word provides for us.”

LaBarbera responded that this is “absolutely” the case and that there is now an Antichrist-driven situation in the U.S. in which “Christians have to go to the back of the bus.”

Soon afterwards, another listener called in with another biblical question, asking LaBarbera if he ever brings up the story of Sodom and Gomorrah when he’s giving anti-gay talks.

LaBarbera responded that he does sometimes bring up the story of the cities that were destroyed by God as punishment for sin, but that people are often “ignorant” about what that has to do with the United States, where “the things homosexuals do in private, the orgies, etc…are every bit as evil as what we’d done in Sodom.”

“Jim, I think we would both agree that in some aspects America has surpassed Sodom in the evil that it allows,” he said. “We can’t all talk about it on this show, but I mean I’ve been to events that are incredibly perverse in their public events in San Francisco. And the things that homosexuals do in private, the orgies, etc., I think are every bit as evil as what we’d done in Sodom. We don’t know exactly what we’d done but we have an idea from the word of God.”

“So we’ve reached that level and we’re wondering what punishment does God have for us since we’re allowing the promotion of this in our nation,” he warned.

Finally, LaBarbera and Schneider got a call from a listener who said that he was a barber who wasn’t “against homosexuals” but maintained that he had the right to refuse service to a gay person because they might have AIDS.

“I’m a barber by trade and I’m not against homosexuals, I’m just against the lifestyle, so I get a one in my chair, I have the right to refuse not to shave his neck or use any implement that might cause blood because I don’t know if he’s got AIDS or anything,” he said.

LaBarbera, who earlier in the program had said that Christians wouldn’t refuse service to gay people, just to their weddings, didn’t address the issue directly but agreed that gay people have brushed “the safety of people” aside in their “fanatical push for gay rights.”

Bobby Jindal: Anti-Gay Businesses Are The 'Real Victims Of Discrimination'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who has tried to build his expected presidential campaign around the supposed persecution of conservative Christians in America, told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins yesterday that the “real victims of discrimination”...

Barber: Criticism Of Indiana Law Is Laying The Groundwork For Nazi-Like Persecution Of Christians

On today's "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver and Matt Barber railed against criticism of Indiana's recently-enacted "religious freedom" law, saying that such leftist "propaganda" was no different than how the Nazis demonized Jews in Germany.

After Staver asserted that gay rights activists are out to destroy religious freedom, Barber responded by warning that attacks on the Indiana law were laying the groundwork for persecution of Christians in America.

"You wonder how, in Nazi Germany, the propagandists were able to get an entire nation of people on board with persecuting to Jews the level that they're doing," Barber said. "We see it being repeated here with an entire nation of people, these leftists media propagandists, getting them on board for a soft persecution, at least at this point and time, of Christians here in the U.S.":

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Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 4/2/15

  • FRC and NOM are both urging Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to veto legislation designed to clarify the state law that allows businesses to engage in discrimination in the name of "religious freedom."
  • Matt Barber likewise writes an open letter to Gov. Pence, apparently believing himself to be the chosen representative of all Christians.
  • Tucker Carlson won't allow anyone at his Daily Caller website to criticize Fox News because he works at Fox News and he just "doesn't know what to do about" that obvious conflict.
  • Why is this "7 Reasons Same-Sex 'Marriage' Isn’t Conservative, or Marriage" piece being credited to James Robison when it appeared last week on The Stream, written by Jay Richards?
  • Finally, Willie Robertson is an American hero: "'Duck Dynasty's' Willie Robertson Collaborates With Openly Gay and Married Production Director for 'Duck Commander Musical.'"

Ted Nugent Goes On Unhinged Rant About Shooting Immigrants, 'Crushing' Democrats

Ted Nugent was just getting started in his Saturday address to the Republican Party of Maricopa County, Arizona, when he blamed veterans’ suicides on President Obama

Nugent suggested that people shoot immigrants who illegally cross the southern border, fondly recalling a time he threatened to shoot a trespasser on his property. 

The National Rifle Association board member then went after protesters who used the “hands up, don’t shoot” slogan, calling it “bullshit,” before he saluted “the other black guy here tonight, we appreciate it.”

“Let’s not just win, let’s crush the enemy,” he said, before saying of Nancy Pelosi: “Bitch ain’t in jail yet?” Nugent added that he and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — who introduced him at the event — should arrest former IRS official Lois Lerner and declared that whoever thought the U.S. compound in Benghazi “had adequate security is the devil.”

“Any person, any so-called human being that could designate the Fort Hood terrorist attack as ‘workplace violence’ should be shackled and put in a cage,” Nugent said. “The Democrats are insane.”

Nugent said he would not run for elected office, even though he claimed tens of millions of people are begging him to run for president, since he is too busy representing “We The People,” boasting: “Ever notice that Democrats won’t debate me anymore because I chew up their family tree and shit sawdust?”

Later, Nugent said the GOP should be more aggressive and finally put Hillary Clinton in jail.

Ted Cruz: Banning Anti-Gay Discrimination In Public Services Like Forcing A Rabbi To Eat Pork

In an interview with Dana Loesch on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz praised Indiana’s new “religious liberty” law, which goes even further than similar measures in other states to allow businesses to discriminate against customers in providing services.

Deliberately obfuscating the history of the bipartisan federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was skewed by the Supreme Court in its Hobby Lobby decision, Cruz claimed that Democrats have recently “decided that religious liberty is disposable, that it is unnecessary” and “accordingly, we have a vilification of people who are engaging in acting out their faith.”

Cruz declared that a “partisan leftist group” is now “demonizing the state of Indiana for acting to protect religious liberty there.”

Harkening back to the Pilgrims, who he said (inaccurately) wanted “a land where every one of us could seek out the Lord God Almighty free of government getting in the way,” Cruz said that “we really have gone through the proverbial looking glass that there is now a concerted effort targeting people of faith.”

Laws preventing businesses from discriminating against LGBT people in public services or requiring them to offer full health care coverage for female employees, he implied, are as much as an infringement on religious liberty as forcing a rabbi to eat pork.

“Nobody in their right mind would force a Catholic priest to perform a Protestant wedding. Likewise, nobody in their right mind would force a Jewish rabbi to perform a Christian wedding or, for that matter, to violate kosher and go consume pork,” he said. “We have long had a tradition from the beginning of this country of respecting religious liberty and accommodating and respecting the good-faith religious views of our citizens.”

“And it is only the intolerance of the current day of the far-left that views with which they disagree — the far-left is such a radical proponent of gay marriage that anyone whose faith teaches to the contrary, anyone whose faith teaches that marriage is a sacrament of one man and one woman, a holy union before God, the far-left views that religious view as unacceptable and they’re trying to use the machinery of the law to crush those religious views. And I think it is wrong, I think it is intolerant, and I think it is entirely inconsistent with who we are as a people,” he added.

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