On today’s broadcast of the “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson weighed in on a proposed Democratic measure in the Senate to rein in unnecessary regulation of abortion clinics, an anti-choice legislative tactic that has succeeded in shutting down abortion providers across the country.
Robertson, apparently under the impression that abortion providers don’t have to be licensed medical technicians, said, “These clinics should be licensed. The people performing these procedures should be skilled medical technicians. This is carving up the most intimate part of a woman. And botched abortions lead to death."
He claimed that pro-choice people don’t actually want abortion to be safe: “This business about ‘safe abortion’ is just nonsense. They’re not talking about safe abortion, they’re talking about a full abortion for anybody, anytime, anywhere, and the American people don’t want that.”
Calling the influx of Central American child refugees at the southern border an “invasion of our nation,” Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) told WorldNetDaily yesterday that “there are more people coming across the border than those we sent in invasion of France” in World War II.
“There are more people coming across the border than invaded France in World War II,” he said. “That is an invasion of our nation.”
Stockman denied that the situation was a refugee crisis because “there are many U.S. cities that have a higher murder rate than Guatemala.”
Having utterly failed in years of attempts to prove that President Obama was born overseas, WorldNetDaily is now turning to a backup plan, claiming that it doesn’t matter where Obama was born because his father wasn’t a U.S. citizen.
Media Matters noted in 2011 that while years of legal precedence rejects the argument that Obama’s noncitizen father disqualifies him from being a “natural born citizen,” birthers are “ clinging… like grim death” to the theory.”
WND reporter Aaron Klein writes today in an article titled, “ Impeach Obama? Presidency Likely Illegal,” that “[t]he nation’s failure to explore the constitutional problems inherent in Obama’s candidacy coupled with the failure of the legislative and judicial branches to conduct an investigation into the matter may have set the stage for the president’s future disregard for the supreme law of the United States.”
One central point seems to be missing from the national conversation about impeaching President Obama for alleged violations of the Constitution.
When Obama was first proposed as a presidential candidate in 2007, the nation failed to have a meaningful debate concerning the serious constitutional issue of electing someone whose father was not a U.S. citizen.
According to correspondence from the original framers of the Constitution as well as Supreme Court rulings, the legal writings that helped establish the principles of the Constitution and even a Senate resolution affirmed by Obama himself, Obama likely does not qualify for the constitutional requirement that stipulates only a “natural born” citizen can serve as U.S. president.
In other words, Obama’s very presidency could itself be unconstitutional. And the matter has nothing to do with where the president was born.
The nation’s failure to explore the constitutional problems inherent in Obama’s candidacy coupled with the failure of the legislative and judicial branches to conduct an investigation into the matter may have set the stage for the president’s future disregard for the supreme law of the United States.
On her radio show yesterday, Janet Mefferd read extensively from a recent article on the conservative site Western Journalism, which argues that the crisis of refugee children on the border and the landmark “Motor Voter” law are both parts of a concerted liberal plot to “collapse the system” in America.
“Is this what’s going on?” Mefferd asked. “Of course this is what’s going on. This is what they wanted.”
- Rachel Tabachnick @ Political Research Associates: “Libertarian Scaife” and His Religious Right Legacy.
- Alan Colmes: ‘Three Percenter’ Mike Vanderboegh: Enforce Laws And Somebody Is Going To Get Shot.
- Samuel Kleiner @ TNR: Right-Wing Xenophobes Are Spreading Lies About Migrant Diseases.
- Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Ellmers urges men to bring policy ‘down to a woman’s level’.
- Shauna Theel @ Media Matters: CNBC's Climate "Expert": "Demonization Of Carbon Dioxide Is Just Like" Demonization Of "Jews Under Hitler."
- The Judicial Crisis Network is going to run $75,000 worth of ads attacking Gov. Chris Christie for being too liberal in terms of his judicial appointments.
- Alabama 6th Congressional district candidate Gary Palmer, the chief development officer of the Alabama Policy Institute, has secured the endorsement of James Dobson.
- Franklin Graham declares that "we are soldiers in God's army, and we cannot stand down on biblical issues out of fear of being labeled a homophobe or judge."
- Amid controversy over a charter school's use of Cleon Skousen's book "The 5,000 Year Leap," Glenn Beck doubled down on his support of the book today, urging his audience to buy up copies.
- Finally, did you know that "Obama Supports Racist Killing"?
The “documentary” features ex-gay activists including Anne Paulk, DL Foster, Linda Jernigan, Jeff Johnston, Robert Gagnon and Michael Brown.
Newly released documentary "Such Were Some of You" confronts the rising tide of popular opinion by chronicling the stories of 29 former homosexual men and women who say that Jesus Christ has transformed their lives. Experts in psychology, (Dr. Julie Hamilton), biblical scholarship (Dr. Robert Gagnon) and ministry (Dr. Neil Anderson) add their voice to the claim that people have been leaving homosexuality for millennia.
Created to be used in Sunday School classes, support groups and other group settings, "Such Were Some of You" has been designed as a discipleship and equipping tool for the Body of Christ. The "witnesses to change" describe how they developed homosexual confusion, what the gay lifestyle was really like, how Jesus Christ set them free and the many ways that He has been healing and transforming their lives ever since. Participants include ex-gays from numerous ethnic backgrounds and age brackets, including one former gay activist who dramatically declares at one point, "I am free!"
According to one description, the film includes “[f]rank comments about sex including comments about same sex attractions but nothing graphic, comments about masturbation, orgies, sexual abuse; talk of one night stands; watching porn including gay porn; man and woman kiss; a comment about having sex by one's self; talk of adult shops; comment about being a male prostitute; a comment about being a stripper.”
Earlier today, former Rep. Todd Akin told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he identified with the late communist-hunting Sen. Joseph McCarthy as someone who was also “assassinated by the media.”
Akin apparently liked his new talking point because he repeated it this afternoon in an interview on the “Steve Malzberg Show.”
Akin told Malzberg that like himself, McCarthy — whom he accidentally called “Tom McCarthy” — was “assassinated” by a biased media even though “everything he said was true except understated.”
He added that fellow members of the GOP turned on him after he made his infamous “legitimate rape” comments because “they were afraid of a media that could target and assassinate somebody by misinterpreting what they’d said.”
“And they were also afraid that what they’d do is to use me the way they’d done to Tom McCarthy years and years ago, who was absolutely right in everything he said, but they said this guy was some sort of anti-communist nut and all this sort of stuff," he said.
Malzberg proudly told Akin that his show covers the “horrific reality” of media bias “better than anyone else in America.”
Bryan Fischer Is Sick Of Being Bossed Around By A 'Little Tiny Minority' Of Belligerent, Intolerant Gay Bullies
According to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control today, less than three percent of the US population identifies as gay, lesbian, or bi-sexual, which prompted Bryan Fischer to declare that it is bizarre that American society has allowed itself to be forced into accepting homosexuality by a "tiny little minority" of belligerent, intolerant bullies.
"They are belligerent, they are intolerant, they are bullies," Fischer declared, "and we have been meekly capitulating to this tiny little cluster of belligerent bullies now for a couple of decades and it's time that we stop with all of that!"
Fischer says Christians need to stand up and declare that they will not accept this "sexual deviancy" by urging gays "to turn yourself over to God."
"It's almost comical," he continued, "that we have allowed these people to have so much power in our culture where they can force their deviant lifestyle into the public sphere and compel so many sectors of society to recognize this and to celebrate it as some kind of normal lifestyle":
Family Research Council Attacks 'Burger Queen' For 'Catering To A Fringe Group' During LGBT Pride Month
In the prepared text of FRC president Tony Perkins’ daily radio bulletin, posted on the group’s website today, Perkins asks: “Is it Burger King or Burger Queen?”
When Burger King says "have it your way," they aren't just talking about food. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Is it Burger King or Burger Queen? Customers in San Francisco aren't so sure after the chain's new Proud Whopper. Local stores unveiled the rainbow menu to coincide with LGBT week. Although nothing's different about the burger, executives hope the wrapper will make a statement. But even in liberal San Francisco, Time reports, some customers have a beef with the burgers. "If that's what they're gonna do," said one person, "they won't [have] my business anymore." That's the beauty of the free market. If Burger King wants to cater to a fringe group at the expense of other customers, that's their choice. Just like it's Cracker Barrel's decision to support natural marriage and the celebrities who advocate it. The problem is those companies who say they believe in debate and then try to silence it. That's the biggest whopper of them all.
In his audio version of the remarks, Perkins dropped the swipe at “Burger Queen,” but still suggested that the fast-food company will face boycotts for supporting LGBT Pride Month.
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