- Warren Throckmorton: Announcement: Mark Driscoll Will Take At Least Six Weeks Off.
- Michelle Leung @ Media Matters: Fox News Worried That Referring To Michael Brown As "Unarmed Teen" Might Be Misleading.
- Jeremy Hooper: Preacher Michael Wilson calls for amendment to imprison gay people.
- Matt Wilstein @ Mediaite: Officer Who Pushed Don Lemon Relieved of Duty After Racist Rant Emerges.
- Sarah Posner @ The American Prospect: The Chains of Dominion.
- Matt Barber has a message for all those Christians who accept gays: you are apostates and you had better repent before it is too late.
- Steve McConkey, president of the sports ministry 4 WINDS, is opposed to efforts to eliminate homophobia in sports: "As a Christian I believe homosexuality is a sin. Does that make me a bad person? Will athletes, coaches, and administrators promote other sins besides homosexuality? Athletes should be able to play in sports if they have the talent, but do we need to endorse a lifestyle contrary to the Bible?"
- Jesse Lee Peterson has the solution to all of America's racial problems: "If whites said 'No,' it would give misguided blacks a chance to examine their hearts and repent of their wicked ways."
- Patrice Lewis declares that "Feminism long ago left the realm of admirable and entered the realm of evil."
- Peter LaBarbera wants red state Democrats to "come clean" about their support for gay marriage.
- Finally, Don Boys is disgusted by all the racists in Ferguson, Missouri, by which he means the protestors: "Trayvon [Martin's] mother along with [Michael] Brown’s mother seems to have the same motivation–to get a pound of flesh and a pot of money when they deserved nothing but scorn for turning a tragedy of a son’s death and the destruction of an innocent man into a farce. Both families are an example of what a broken home and the absence of a strong father with biblical convictions can do."
In the days since British Christian singer Vicky Beeching came out as a lesbian, anti-gay pastor Scott Lively has been on full alert, confronting Beeching on TV and issuing a pamphlet warning churches that “a dangerous modern heresy called 'gay theology' is infiltrating the Christian church at an alarming pace.”
Lively continued his anti-Beeching crusade in an interview with WorldNetDaily this weekend, in which he warned that the singer represents “the drawing back of the tide before a tsunami” consisting of “attacks on Christians in America like we’ve never seen before.”
An evangelical Christian worship singer who has been urging churches to change their doctrine on homosexual behavior since announcing she is a lesbian is at the forefront of a coming tidal wave of “infiltration” of the church by promoters of the “gay” agenda, contends evangelical attorney, evangelist and activist Scott Lively.
Lively, president of Abiding Truth Ministries, said that with insiders on the offensive such as Vicky Beeching, a British-born artist who has become popular among evangelicals in the U.S., he expects “attacks on Christians in America like we’ve never seen before.”
He explained that after the Stonewall riots in 1969, homosexual activists banded together to oppose every American institution that did not fully accept and promote homosexual behavior.
The first victory was over the American Psychiatric Association, and within 40 years, every other group had been conquered, he said. The Boy Scouts were the latest to fall, just a year ago.
Now, the only organization left is the church, he said.
“All of their battle-hardened activists and enormous resources are all directed at the church,” he said.
The problem is that church leaders haven’t been preparing for such a fight, Lively said, and don’t really know what the movement is about.
Beeching revealed she is a lesbian in an interview last week with the Independent newspaper of London.
“What Jesus taught was a radical message of welcome and inclusion and love. I feel certain God loves me just the way I am, and I have a huge sense of calling to communicate that to young people,” she said.
Lively, however, said Beeching represents “the drawing back of the tide before a tsunami” and an indicator of “how bad this is going to get.”
Colorado pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson is quite proud of the Pennsylvania bridal shop that denied service to a lesbian couple this month, and Swanson spoke with his “Generations Radio” co-host Bill Jack today about the need for more businesses to stand up to gays and lesbians. If not, Swanson warned, then shops will soon be forced to honor murderers, rapists, animal abusers and pedophiles.
A lesbian couple shopping for wedding dresses are “not unlike serial killers walking into a trophy shop requesting a plaque that indicates the accomplishments of the serial killer,” Swanson said. He then warned that organizations like Toastmasters may be forced to give speeches honoring rapists or groups like NAMBLA may coerce Chuck E. Cheese restaurants into hosting “a party involving eight to twelve-year-old boys from Thailand.”
Jack added: “Maybe somebody comes in and they want to celebrate torturing puppies and they want it photographed by a photographer.”
Swanson added that gays want to punish and torture anyone who disagrees with them like the North Korean regime: “You want the kind of enthusiasm you get out of the North Korean crowds when the premier shows up, if anybody isn’t yelling and screaming then they’re going to be tortured. That’s the way homosexuals handle their homosexuality, once they’re out of the closet, if everybody isn’t enthusiastic, you better be yelling and screaming and bringing the party favors.”
Five years after declaring President Obama an “ enemy of humanity,” Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) is now claiming that Obama failed to stop the rise of ISIS because he “doesn’t seem motivated enough on the basis of pure humanity to do what’s necessary to defend the innocent from the malevolent.”
Franks made the remarks in an interview Friday with Concerned Women for America, in which he claimed that Obama failed to heed his warnings about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
Why Are 'Sexual Radicals' Accusing Poor Matt Barber, Rick Scarborough And Daniel Lapin of Being Anti-Gay?
In the latest installment of the right-wing victimhood saga, the Illinois-based World Congress of Families has released an open letter accusing “sexual radicals” of launching a “smear campaign” against them in advance of a planned conference in Melbourne later this week.
“Sexual radicals have launched a smear campaign to discredit the Melbourne conference, which misrepresents the international pro-family movement and the positions of the World Congress of Families,” the letter says. “Specifically, it is alleged that advocacy of the natural (or normative) family is somehow unfair to other families and that we ‘shame’ single-parent families, homosexual ‘couples’ and the divorced.” (Scare quotes in the original.)
"The goal of sexual radicals is to deconstruct marriage and marginalize the family, and thus to transform society into something unrecognizable to generations past," the letter continues. "Like all social experiments that attempt to create a 'new man,' these are doomed to failure."
Yes, who could accuse the signers of the letter of shaming LGBT people? Among the 80 signatories are such notable LGBT allies as Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber, who started his very own website to publish off-the-charts anti-gay vitriol; Rabbi Daniel Lapin, who has said that homosexuality is a form of “barbarism”; Russian World Congress of Families activists Alexei Komov and Pavel Parfentiev, who have cheered on their country’s new spate of anti-gay laws; and Rick Scarborough, who claims that AIDS is God’s punishment for homosexuality.
Also joining the defense of the World Congress of Families are the Family Research Council’s Patrick Fagan, the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown, former House majority leader Tom Delay, the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Benjamin Bull, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, along with a number of international allies of WCF.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Campaign has just released a new report detailing WCF’s support for repressive anti-gay laws throughout the world.
Organizations:Alliance Defending Freedom, World Congress of Families , Liberty Counsel , Howard Center for Family Religion and Society , Family Research Council
People:Tom DeLay, Rick Scarborough , Pavel Parfentiev, Mike Huckabee , Matt Barber , Daniel Lapin , Benjamin Bull, Alexey Komov
On today's "WallBuilders Live" radio program, David Barton and Rick Green invited Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert on on to discuss America’s role in the Mideast. Barton declared that "terrorism was really on the ropes" before President Obama removed the last U.S. troops from Iraq, but now "terrorism has really rebuilt itself ... [because] this has been an administration that has not done a good job of trying to take terrorists down or take terrorism out."
Barton and co-host Green repeatedly expressed their desire to have someone like Gohmert serving as president instead of President Obama because, they said, Gohmert understands the difference between good and evil, which Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the rest of the administration can never grasp because they support abortion rights and gay marriage.
"I don't know why that Louie [Gohmert] would think that John Kerry has any moral equivalency given the position that John Kerry holds on marriage, on homosexuality, on abortion, on religious conscience, on religious expressions," Barton said. "I mean, since he opposes everything that's traditionally moral, why would there be a question of whether he's moral" when it comes to terrorism?
While Barton said that he was being a little facetious, Green replied that he was absolutely correct because "if [Kerry is] so wrong on all these other clear moral issues, how can we expect him to figure this one out."
"If you're wrong on an issue as simple as innocent life, then you have real trouble with guilty life as well," Barton explained. "When you take an unborn child this is innocent life and he doesn't think that that's right and wrong to take the life of an innocent unborn child, then when you see something like Hamas, which is guilty people who are murderers being taken out, he thinks that that's abominable."
"His whole value system is skewed," Barton concluded, "and that's the way so much of this administration has been," which is why it has been wrong on everything from economic policy, social policy, and foreign policy.
"You just can't be a world leader if you don't believe that certain things are right and certain things are wrong":
Former Bush administration Justice Department official J. Christian Adams has made a career out of attacking Attorney General Eric Holder for his civil rights policies, which Adams sees as “race-obsessed.”
So, it’s unsurprising that Adams has been making the rounds in the right-wing media to claim that the Ferguson protests are all part of a plan by the Obama administration to divide Americans based on race in order to win the coming midterm elections.
In an interview with Newsmax on Friday, Adams showed particular contempt for the lawyers in the Justice Department’s civil rights division (where he worked under Bush), who he accused of being “anti-police, racially saturated, paranoid lawyers” and “rancid, rotted, corrupt racialists” who are incapable of acting in an unbiased manner because they recognize that racism exists.
“They think that the deck is stacked against African Americans everywhere, that you can’t get a fair shake in the criminal justice system, that people act with a racial intent all the time,” Adams said with derision. “These are people who think totally differently from most Americans.”
Following last year’s smashing success of an ex-gay pride event, ex-gay activists are organizing another “Ex-Gay Awareness Month” summit featuring Alan Keyes, Sandy Rios, Matt Barber and Peter Sprigg, along with real-life ex-gays Greg Quinlan and Christopher Doyle.
Agenda – Friday, October 3, 2014
9:00am – 10:00am – Pre-Event Get Together and Lobbying Education Training, Greg Quinlan, President of Equality And Justice For All (Location to be disclosed prior to the event)
10:00am – 5:00pm – Meetings with your Representatives and Senators (e-mail email@example.com for assistance in making appointments)
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Dinner (on your own)
6:00pm – 9:00pm – Evening Reception (hors d’ oeuvres and dessert to be served) and Screening of “Sing Over Me” with Dennis Jernigan (Location to be disclosed prior to the event)
Agenda – Saturday, October 4, 2014
8:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast with Ambassador Alan Keyes (sponsorship tickets required)
9:00am – Invocation, Rev. Jayson Graves, LMFT
Welcome -Estella Salvatierra, President of PFOX/Regina Griggs, Executive Director of PFOX
Introduction – Christopher Doyle, President of Voice of the Voiceless
9:15am – 10:00am – Ambassador Alan Keyes, Former Republican Presidential Candidate
10:00am – 11:00am -Breakout Sessions
11:00am – 12:00pm -Breakout Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pm -Breakout Sessions
1:00pm – 2:00pm - Luncheon
2:00pm – 3:00pm - Panel Discussion with Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays Panel, Moderated by Regina Griggs (Panel TBD)
3:00pm – 3:15pm – Break
3:15pm – 3:45pm – Courage Award for Former Homosexuals, Dennis Jernigan (Introduction by PFOX Past President Greg Quinlan
3:45pm – 4:00pm – Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Friend of Ex-Gays Freedom Award, Sandy Rios (Introduction by Voice of the Voiceless President Christopher Doyle)
5:00pm – Benediction
Anti-Gay Pastor: LGBT Non-Discrimination Bill Legalizes Pedophilia, Destroys 'Freedom As We Know It'
During a Friday interview with the Tea Party News Network, Stacy Swimp, a Michigan pastor and anti-gay activist, denounced an effort in the Michigan state legislature to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s civil rights law, which already bars discrimination based on factors such as race, religion, sex, weight and marital status.
Speaking with Tim Constantine of “The Capitol Hill Show,” Swimp alleged that “frauds” in both the Democratic and Republican parties are “set against Christian liberty, our Christian right of freedom of expression and conscience.”
“We need to make sure that we are doing everything we can to stop them from amending our civil rights bill to include this civil rights language, or my friends, freedom as we know it will no longer exist,” he said.
While the amendment defines sexual orientation as heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality, Swimp said that it would actually legalize pedophilia: “The fact is that pedophilia in fact is a sexual orientation, so I suppose that they intend to include that as a civil right.”
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