While Bryan Fischer said President Obama didn’t go far enough in condemning police actions in Ferguson, Missouri, Todd Starnes today claimed that Obama helped “professional race hustlers” during his remarks on violence in Ferguson yesterday.
Reacting to the news that Michael Brown, the teenager who was killed, was a suspect in a shoplifting case, Starnes suggested that Brown was a violent criminal.
“The Mainstream Media led us to believe that Michael Brown was a lovable, college-bound teenager who was just minding his own business when he was randomly accosted by the police,” he said. “There was a rush to judgment in this case and the chief offender was our commander in chief. President Obama was all too willing to stand before the cameras and deliver another ‘Cops Acting Stupidly’ speech. I wonder who will deliver the ‘politicians acting stupidly’ speech?”
The narrative in Ferguson Missouri has taken a dramatic turn.
The Mainstream Media led us to believe that Michael Brown was a lovable, college-bound teenager who was just minding his own business when he was randomly accosted by the police.
It was a narrative advanced by professional race hustlers - and quite frankly - to some extent - by the Obama Administration.
The police now tell us Mr. Brown was the suspect in a strong arm robbery.
I doubt that's going to sway the "peaceful protesters."
"I am incensed," Laura Keys, 50, told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I can't believe this is the tactic they are using, bringing up a robbery to make the victim look like he was the person who created this whole mess."
There was a rush to judgment in this case and the chief offender was our commander in chief.
President Obama was all too willing to stand before the cameras and deliver another "Cops Acting Stupidly" speech.
I wonder who will deliver the "politicians acting stupidly" speech?
David Brody has been teasing out clips of an interview he did this week with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his wife, Judy. At one point in the interview, she played into the Religious Right’s persecution narrative by claiming that Christians like herself are losing their freedom of religion.
“People are sympathetic to different things and different causes, but when you bring up Christian, there is no sympathy whatsoever. They do not think you should be able to have that belief,” she said. “You’re not pushing that on someone else, it’s your own belief, you’re living it, I’ve never seen it the way it is now, I do think it is really scary actually, I think that they don’t want you to have the right to be a Christian.”
Why wouldn’t the Obama administration allow Kurdish Peshmerga members to come to America and receive flight training so they could be given quality helicopter gunships and destroy ISIS? Can anyone explain what the strategy and objective is here in lifting this ban with a nation that is or should be on the terrorist watch list?
Sorry, but I can only explain this one way: Barack Hussein Obama is an Islamist in his foreign policy perspectives and supports their cause. You can go back and listen to his 2009 speech in Cairo, where Muslim Brotherhood associates were seated front and center.
All the circumstantial and anecdotal evidence points to that conclusion. The pivot away from the Middle East seems to be nothing more than an opportunity to enable Islamists and their goals. Anyone supporting this Libyan ban being lifted is indeed an enemy of this state.
The Obama administration’s foreign policy doctrine is self-described as “don’t do stupid s@#t”. But I guess that all depends on what your ultimate goal is.
He told Frank Gaffney yesterday that not only does Obama have an “Islamist perspective and viewpoint,” but so does Hillary Clinton. West alleged that the former secretary of state “never spoke out against” a proposed UN resolution barring religious defamation, which Clinton did in fact denounce as an attack on the freedom of speech.
RNC faith director Chad Connelly said during a recent interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that Republicans aren’t moving away from conservative stances on issues like marriage equality. In fact, Connelly said that the GOP adopted “the most pro-faith, pro-family, best platform ever put in in Republican Party or political party history down in Tampa in 2012.”
“The Republican Party is the natural home for people of faith,” he said. “This is the place where God’s got a home.”
Connelly also misrepresented the 2012 Democratic National Convention by claiming that delegates there “booed” God.
If only more people cast their ballots based on biblical values, he explained, then Republicans would win more elections.
Christian-nation activist David Lane is engaged in a multi-year, multi-state project to get conservative evangelical pastors more involved in electing right-wing candidates, and he is intent on making sure that the GOP nominates a 2016 presidential candidate to the Religious Right’s liking.
In spite of his extremism, Lane regularly gets Republican presidential candidates to attend his American Renewal Project events. On Monday night, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee spoke at a Michigan Renewal Project “Pastors Policy Briefing.”
Lane generally tries to stay out of the media spotlight, unless it’s for a friendly face like the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody. Even the media-hungry Cruz and Huckabee slipped quietly into Lansing for the event, which the Detroit News picked up on a few days later.
Also speaking at the event was Chad Connelly, the former head of the South Carolina GOP who was hired by the Republican National Committee last year to strengthen the party’s relationship with conservative evangelicals. According to news reports at the time, the Southern Baptist Connelly was brought on to energize evangelicals, some of whom were feeling disillusioned by recent national GOP candidates and by what they saw as the party’s “softening” on marriage equality.
Among the other speakers listed in a promotion for Monday’s event in the August newsletter of the American Decency Association: right-wing radio host Dennis Prager, “historians” David Barton and Bill Federer, the American Family Association’s Don Wildmon, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, former Congressman Bob McEwen, and Pastor Laurence White of the Texas Restoration Project.
It seems as if Cruz is equally at home in front of the camera and behind closed doors. The Detroit News reports that he “made a quiet visit to Michigan Sunday and Monday, meeting with Republican Party activists in events that were kept hush-hush until photos of the tea party stalwart and potential 2016 presidential candidate surfaced on social media.”
In addition to Lane’s event, the paper reports, “Cruz appeared at four events over the two-day period organized by Ron Weiser, the Ann Arbor developer and national Republican fundraiser with connections throughout the country.” The paper says Weisner is seeking the GOP nomination for a seat on the University of Michigan board of regents. Among other attendees at Cruz events were Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Tea Party activist Wendy Day, who recently lost a GOP primary bid for seat in the state House.
Organizations:Texas Restoration Project, Republican Party, Michigan Renewal Project, American Renewal Project
People:Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee , Mat Stever, Laurnce White, Don Wildmon , Dennis Prager , David Lane, David Barton , Chad Connelly, Bob McEwen, Bill Federer
James Dobson invited Anne Paulk and Alex McFarland to discuss homosexuality this week on his radio show “Family Talk,” and as you could imagine they were not exactly happy with the rise of gay rights in America.
On the third and final broadcast, McFarland made the case that “clearly homosexuality is a destructive behavior,” citing “the actuarial charts of life insurance companies show that gay men live twenty years less than their heterosexual counterparts.” The claim that gay people live twenty years less than straight peers refers to a study conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s during the AIDS crisis, and one of the authors claims that their research has been “ grossly misrepresented” by anti-gay activists.
McFarland went on to claim that Satan is using gay and transgender identity to “debase and devalue and harm the ones made in God’s image.”
Dobson also used the program to swear that he has “never said anything hateful to a homosexual” or “tried to increase that pain and that rejection.”
Janet Porter is not pleased that Cleveland Republicans are “working to undermine marriage and family values” and “throwing the moral principles of the party platform under the bus,” referring to the Cuyahoga County GOP’s outreach work at the Cleveland-Akron Gay Games.
“Chairman Rob Frost released a statement about how thrilled he was to welcome the homosexual, lesbian and cross-dressing community into the Republican tent, they even paid for a booth at the Gay Games to celebrate immoral and dangerous behavior from a community that seeks to silence dissent and criminalize Christianity,” the Faith 2 Action and ReaganBook founder said today during her daily radio bulletin.
Phil Burress of the Ohio-based Citizens for Community Values is also worried that participating athletes will use the Gay Games to “force themselves on people”:
A pro-family activist says homosexual activists and their "Gay Games" will fail to turn Ohio into a mecca for homosexuals.
Beginning on Saturday, downtown Cleveland will host "Gay Games 9," which will run through August 16. Normally the event is held in more so-called "gay friendly" cities suchas Boston or Los Angeles.
Phil Burress, chairman of the Citizens for Community Values, notes that homosexuals are one percent of the population.
"And so there are going to be a lot of people in Cleveland who are not going to like what's happening," he says. "But this is typical of their behavior, to force themselves on people."
Burress says there have been negative reactions to the "Gay Games," including from Muslim car drivers who refused to drive with advertising that promotes the games.
Burress believes many people will keep their distance from the so-called "Gay Games."
"Coach" Dave Daubenmire dedicated today's "News With Views" broadcast to explaining that liberals are the "real science deniers" because they refuse to acknowledge that "the most dangerous lifestyle in America today is homosexual behavior."
Daubenmire wanted to know why, since liberals are always urging people to live healthier lives, they refuse to take a stand against homosexuality.
"Why do the science deniers deny the medical consequences of what homosexual acts do," he asked, "not only to the person but to the amount of money it costs all of society? How many people would be alive today if the AIDS virus was identified as to what it was and what the causes were back at the very beginning?"
- Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Bill to Stone Gays to Death Introduced in Kenya.
- Esther Yu-Hsi Lee @ Think Progress: This May Be The Most Racist Campaign Mailer Of 2014.
- David Edwards @ Raw Story: Elisabeth Hasselbeck links atheists forcing prayer out of school to Christian deaths in Iraq.
- Joe Strupp @ Media Matters: Tampa Tribune Pulls "Repugnant" Anti-Gay Column.
- Andrew Kaczynski @ Buzzfeed: GOP Congressman: People Crossing Border Could Have Ebola Or Be Terrorists.
- Bryan Fischer has a simple solution to the crisis in Iraq: just kill the leader of ISIS. Gee, why didn't anybody ever think of that before?
- Once again, FRC prays against gay marriage: "Pray that each member of the 6th Circuit Court will uphold voters in these states, their constitutional amendments, the natural law and the Law of God when they rule. When this matter reaches them, may the U.S. Supreme Court reject the idea that a right to same-sex marriage can be found in the U.S. Constitution and that it overrides the will of the people."
- Laurie Higgins warns against gender neutral bathrooms: "Their ultimate goal is not to have these special single-stall restrooms. Biological males who wish they were females want to use the female restroom. And they want to compel everyone to participate in a fiction."
- James Robison says America has one choice: "We can live in freedom under God or in bondage under any other source, which amounts to a modern-day Pharaoh."
- Mat Staver says that President Obama is now targeting churches but that "with God’s help and the faithful prayers of His people, we can turn back the destruction of our culture by anti-Christian forces. Please help advance the mobilization efforts of pastors and patriots now – in advance of the 2014 elections."
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