Jim Bakker continues to find new and terrifying ways to pitch his buckets of survival food, warning viewers yesterday that they need to stock up to prepare for the threat of terrorists and criminals coming across the southern border.
The conservative televangelist said that he has “a burden and a calling to get America ready” even as “the politicians are saying, ‘Oh, it’s not about having security on our border, it’s about being friendly.’”
“I don’t mind being friendly to the Mexicans who are picking the crops and they are great bricklayers and great people,” he continued, “but there’s criminals coming in, there’s terrorists coming in, there’s drugs coming that’s killing America’s kids!”
Bakker lamented that he is under attack simply for speaking common sense.
As Brian noted yesterday, conservative activist and musician Pat Boone was outraged by a recent Saturday Night Live skit called "God is a Boob Man" that poked fun at the Religious Right's persecution complex by parodying movies like "God's Not Dead."
And since Glenn Beck is always on the cutting edge of what is hip and cool, he brought Boone onto his radio program today so that Boone could warn all those involved that they have committed an unpardonable sin and are bound for hell.
Boone is not looking to receive any sort of apology from SNL or NBC for the skit, he said, but simply wanted to issue a very sobering warning by citing the story of "Korah's Rebellion" from Numbers 16, in which hundreds of Israelites who rose up to challenge Moses' authority were swallowed alive by the earth.
"When you speak against God and his purpose, we don't have to ask for an apology," Boone said. "We need to stand up for what's true and right, but then step aside because they're answering to Him, not to us. That's outright sacrilege and, as you know, I don't think people will be offended by this, Jesus said that every sin a man can commit can be forgiven except against blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Well, the Holy Spirit is God and that sin is not to be forgiven in this world or the world to come. So my feelings now are not so much anger as sadness for what I fear is ahead for the people that are doing these things."
Saturday Night Live used to be such a good show but it has lost its way, Boone insisted, saying that he'd like to ask if the show's creator, Lorne Michaels, would find it funny if somebody did a sketch that "portrayed his mother as a diseased whore."
The sponsor of a recently passed Utah resolution declaring that “pornography is creating a public health crisis” appeared on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” program yesterday to defend the measure, which the governor signed on Tuesday, and allege that the availability of pornography is violating his “First Amendment right to not view it.”
State Sen. Todd Weiler, a Republican, urged libraries and McDonalds restaurants with WiFi to block pornography websites, claiming that he has heard anecdotally that children go to McDonalds to view pornographic websites: “I said to McDonalds, ‘You’re a family restaurant and you market to children, why would you want to be a purveyor of pornography?’”
“You know, the librarians will put their hands over their hearts and talk about the First Amendment and yet if these libraries and these McDonalds were giving cigarettes to our children, we’d all be up in arms, we’d be picketing them,” he said. “But somehow it’s okay if they deliver pornography to them.”
Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council and the host of the program, compared the availability of pornographic websites at such locations to “second-hand smoke,” saying that children and families can end up watching porn from other people’s computers and “the public has a right not to be confronted with this.”
“That’s what I think is often lost in the First Amendment discussion,” Weiler said, “because someone may have the First Amendment right, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, to view pornography, but what about my First Amendment right to not view it?”
Weiler went on to hail British Prime Minister David Cameron for his government-led push to block pornographic websites in the U.K., mentioning that he asked Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to introduce a similar plan in the U.S.
Ben Carson, taking a break from acting as Donald Trump’s worst surrogate, has hit the media circuit this week to denounce the Treasury Department’s decision to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill while keeping President Andrew Jackson on the back.
Carson, however, didn’t appear to be upset that the Treasury Department didn’t pick his mother to appear on the currency, an idea he floated at a Republican presidential debate. (Carson wasn’t the only candidate who couldn’t name a woman outside of his immediate family to appear on a bill.)
In an interview yesterday with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, Carson expressed anger at the decision since “Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget.” (Actually, that was Bill Clinton). Carson said that “we can find another way to honor” Tubman, such as “a $2 bill.” Of course, the $2 bill already exists, and features Thomas Jefferson.
Carson returned to Fox News later that night to tell Megyn Kelly about his proposed currency compromise: “We can have a $200 bill, but, you know, Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually eliminated the national debt. That's no small feat here … We also had the possibility of putting one person on the front of the bill and one on the back of the bill.”
Kelly interjected to note that his proposal reflects what the Treasury Department has already announced: Jackson is staying on the $20 bill but will appear on the back while Tubman is featured on the front.
Carson was outraged nonetheless.
The former GOP presidential candidate may be interested to learn that, as NPR reports, the U.S. entered a long-term economic depression following Jackson’s move to pay off the debt.
Jackson, NPR reports, “took advantage of a huge real-estate bubble” by selling off federal land and then directed much of the budget surplus to the states, whose banks began “printing massive amounts of money” and continued to exacerbate the massive real-estate bubble.
“It was a huge crash, and the beginning of the longest depression in American history,” historian John Steele Gordon told NPR. “It actually lasted six years before the economy began to grow again.”
Carson’s view shouldn’t be that surprising, since, during his presidential campaign, he didn’t know what the debt limit was and introduced a budget plan so nonsensical that one conservative writer said that it defied “the simplest of logic and mental arithmetic.”
But he isn’t alone on the GOP side, as Donald Trump has vowed to pay off the entire national debt in eight years. “Very easy,” he said.
Phyllis Schlafly Almost Picked Michele Bachmann To Succeed Her 'But She Knew Nothing About Politics Outside Of Her Own Domain'
Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly offered more details about the turmoil within her organization, Eagle Forum, in an interview with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones yesterday, claiming that the group of dissidents who she says are trying to oust her from her position in the group are also targeting her son and disclosing that she once considered former Rep. Michele Bachmann to be a potential successor before deciding against it.
Schlafly’s handpicked successor, Ed Martin, was recently voted out by a group of Eagle Forum board members who suggested that he was mismanaging the organization and manipulating the 91-year-old Schlafly into making unwise decisions, such as her very public endorsement of Donald Trump.
The group voted to install Schlafly’s daughter, Anne Cori, as the organization’s new executive director, and insists that removing Martin, not Schlafly, is their only objective.
Schlafly, however, believes that the board vote was invalid and actually directed at ousting her, claiming that the dissidents, including her daughter, are targeting her because she didn’t join them in supporting Ted Cruz.
She gave more information to Jones yesterday, alleging that Cori was “at one time” in line to succeed her at Eagle Forum but that she decided against naming her daughter to lead the group, a move which may have helped to motivate Cori to launch the supposed coup.
Bachmann, Schlafly revealed, was also floated as a potential successor, but the former Minnesota congresswoman was taken out of the running due to concerns about her experience and the breadth of her knowledge.
“A lot of our people wanted us to pick Michele Bachmann, and she certainly has a lot of talent, a very fine speaker, and so forth,” she said, “but she knew nothing about running an organization and she knew nothing about politics outside of her own domain.”
Schlafly says her daughter “lined up with some of the people who thought they could get good jobs at Eagle Forum if they got rid of me” and that Cori “is trying to tell me that she’s just doing this for my benefit, but I don’t need somebody to do something for my benefit, I’ve gotten along quite well all these years.”
Schlafly said that the turmoil started when the Eagle Forum leaders who endorsed Cruz “did it in a way that made it look like it was Eagle Forum doing it” and leaked membership lists to the Cruz campaign. She alleged that Cori and others are now also trying to remove her sons, John and Andy, from their posts in the organization.
“The only thing they’ve done is divide my family,” she said. “My daughter is with the group that is leading the assault on my leadership and they want to get rid of my son, so extremely valuable in my organization, one of them is both a lawyer and an accountant and he’s very good with the money, he always errs on the safe side of things ... Then we’ve got another son they want to get rid of and he’s the one who has written a lot of these amicus briefs that we’ve filed with the Supreme Court in important cases.”
“I represent Eagle Forum and they tried to throw me out but, at any rate, I’m still here,” she said.
In an article published on the website of the anti-government organization Oath Keepers last week, Brandon Smith, who often writes for the organization, reviews what he calls “The Weirdest Possible Outcomes For The Strangest Election In U.S. History,” including what he says is the strong possibility that a victory by Hillary Clinton would provoke “outright civil war.”
Although he believes that “the winner of the election is already predetermined,” Smith goes through a number of scenarios that he thinks are possible, including “Convention-Inspired Conflicts And Riots,” which will be “a fantastic method to continue the distraction of the public away from greater problems”; a “Surprise Combined Ticket” in which “Trump and Cruz or Clinton and Sanders might actually combine forces at a brokered convention”; “Widespread Election Fraud On Both Sides”; a “Postponed Election”; and “Civil War.”
A Clinton win, he said, would “probably” result in civil war, while a Trump win could lead to war if he exploits the rioting of “social justice cultists” in order to seize power:
I have said it before and I’ll say it again, if Hillary Clinton is chosen by the establishment to take Obama’s place, the result would probably be outright civil war in the U.S. The level of hatred among conservatives for that woman is so stratospheric I cannot see any other outcome. It might not happen immediately, but a solid bet would be conflagration within her first term.
With a Trump win, I could also see at the very least nationwide riots similar in tone to those that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, with the social justice cultists running wild with their goofy slogans and molotov cocktails. These people are a paper tiger however, and are only a threat if they manage to convince a majority of the ethnic American population to follow their lead.
The greater danger is if Trump is actually an agent for the establishment rather than anti-establishment. If Trump responds to rioting using unconstitutional measures or exploits the crisis to overstep the bounds of federal power, at that point we will know exactly who he works for. Again, with Trump, everything is a gamble and we won’t know until we know.
Anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller despaired in a radio interview today that the 28 classified pages of the 9/11 Commission Report that some say contain evidence of Saudi Arabia’s complicity in the 2001 terrorist attacks will never be made public because within 50 years, the U.S. will “be living under the boot of Sharia.”
Geller told St. Louis talk radio host Jamie Allman this morning that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are already, in fact, enforcing Islamic law in the United States.
“The more jihad there is, the more Sharia enforcement there is,” she said, “the more you are admonished, the more you are clubbed about the head like a baby seal to be kind and be aware of backlash-ophobia, any criticism of jihad and Sharia is considered racist even though Islam is not a race. That’s where we are and it’s getting worse.”
Geller said she disagreed with those who say that “it’s getting better” because Donald Trump is “bringing up these important subjects,” claiming that Trump’s rhetoric has just made Obama “enforce Sharia” to a greater extent: “No! What happens is, is the more anyone talks about it, the more the Islamophobia enforcement team, Obama’s team at the Department of Justice, at the U.S. Attorneys office, goes into action to enforce Sharia, that’s what’s happening.”
She then addressed the issue of the 9/11 Commission Report. “When is this going to become declassified?” she asked. “In 50 years? I mean, it will never become declassified in 50 years because we’ll be living under the boot of Sharia. And don’t think it can’t happen, because it’s happening. Under these hate speech laws, you cannot criticize Islam.”
As evidence of the supposed imposition of hate speech laws in the U.S., she cited the State Department’s original assertions that the 2012 Benghazi attack was connected with an anti-Islam video (“That’s Sharia, ladies and gentlemen!”) and an out-of-context line of a speech Obama gave after the 2012 attack (“That is Sharia!”).
North Carolina’s Republican lieutenant governor, Dan Forest, hit back at critics of his state’s new radical anti-LGBT law in a radio interview yesterday, saying that the state has been hit by “a pretty amazing smear campaign” when all legislators were trying to do was “protect women and children from predators and sexual offenders and so forth going into bathrooms freely.”
Forest responded earlier this month to PayPal’s decision to cancel a planned expansion in North Carolina in response to the law, which among other things blocks transgender people from using the public restroom of their identifying gender, by saying that if the law protects “the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it.”
He continued that theme in an interview yesterday with Relevant Radio host Drew Mariani, saying that North Carolina has been the victim of “a pretty amazing smear campaign” that’s “all based on a bunch of lies.”
The whole thing, he said, was the fault of LGBT rights activists and the Charlotte City Council, whose nondiscrimination ordinance was overturned by the state law.
“They knew that the General Assembly in North Carolina was going to have to do something about it,” he said, “they were going to have to fight it constitutionally, but more importantly they were going to have to protect women and children from predators and sexual offenders and so forth going into bathrooms freely.”
Of course, there have been zero cases of child predators using LGBT nondiscrimination laws to assault children.
WorldNetDaily's David Kupelian was the guest on yesterday's "WallBuilders Live" radio program, where he was promoting his book "The Snapping Of The American Mind," in which he asserts that the policies of "the left" are literally driving Americans insane.
"The hard, atheistic left that has taken over most of our institutions," Kupelian stated, "they are mad, as in insane ... Not only is the left mad, they are driving the rest of America — I'm talking the good decent Christian patriotic Americans — driving them completely over the edge."
Millions of good decent Christian patriotic Americans are being driven into addiction, depression, mental illness and suicide, Kupelian asserted, by "the craziness of the left."
"We are children of God. We are created with a conscience, there is good and evil and they're both trying to recruit us," he said, "and the left is such a toxic influence, it is driving people crazy ... Where we were once a Judeo-Christian nation, we are being seduced, pushed, intimidated into being such a conflicted, angry, unhappy confusing culture because the left doesn't make sense. It's rebelling against God, rebelling against the Ten Commandments, against common sense, against the principles of the lessons of history, the laws of economics; they put all that aside in favor of their basically rebellious utopian system and it is driving good people crazy."
Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, spoke at Georgetown University yesterday at the invitation of a student group, an event that was not welcomed by the Washington Archdiocese or the conservative Cardinal Newman Society.
Also displeased with the Catholic school’s welcoming of Richards was Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, who said on a Catholic radio program on Tuesday that inviting Richards was the equivalent of trying to “understand terrorism” by inviting “representatives of ISIS” to campus or inviting “the biggest mobsters to come in because we have to understand both sides of the debate about organized crime.”
In an interview with Teresa Tomeo on Ave Maria Radio’s “Catholic Connection,” Pavone blasted Georgetown for “adding to confusion, contention and division within the church on the most important issue of our day,” asking if there are “no better speakers in the world to stimulate the intellects of these students than people who preside over killing hundreds of thousands of children every year.”
He said he didn’t buy the argument that inviting someone like Richards to speak was allowing “inquiry into all different positions.”
“I mean, do we inquire, do we try to understand terrorism by inviting representatives of ISIS to come and speak?” he asked. “Or let’s get some of the biggest drug dealers in the country to come and talk about their business because, after all, we have to understand both sides of the issue of drug abuse. Why don’t we invite the biggest mobsters to come in because we have to understand both sides of the debate about organized crime? Are they doing that? Maybe I’m missing it, but do these universities invite these kinds of people too?”
“You know,” Tomeo said, “this is what I don’t get, why this issue is only talked about in terms of ‘both sides’ of a controversial issue when it comes to abortion and artificial contraception or even so-called same-sex marriage.”
“Yeah, the fact is the other side of these things is so totally bankrupt, unacceptable, outrageous, and has no place in civilized society that that should be self-evident right from the start,” Pavone responded. “Why do you have to think twice about why it’s wrong to kill a baby? See, that’s what I don’t understand either. I mean, you mean to tell me these students have to think twice about whether killing a child is wrong?”
We’ll just note that conservatives have been wringing their hands for years about intolerant liberals supposedly shutting down opposing speech on college campuses.
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