Right Wing Leftovers

  • Sen. Arlen Specter has cancelled his appearance at an “anti-Islamic” gathering organized by Daniel Pipes.
  • The hits just keep coming for Michael Steele.
  • Is the move to make Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Ambassador to China really a good opportunity to spread the Mormon gospel?
  • Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry signed a measure to place a privately funded monument of the Ten Commandments at the Capitol despite concerns that it could draw a costly legal challenge.
  • Finally, On Top Magazine covered the recent anti-marriage rally in New York:
  • New York’s most vocal gay marriage opponent is a senator from the Bronx, Senator Ruben Diaz. Immediately after the governor announced he would personally shepherd the gay marriage bill through the Legislature, Diaz, a Pentecostal minister who heads the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, called for the anti-gay marriage rally.

    “They accuse us of homophobia,” Diaz told an estimated crown of 20,000. “They accuse us of being radicals … They accuse us of many thing because they want to close the mouth of the church.”

    “The sleeping giant has awakened and nothing can make him go back to sleep,” Diaz roared.

    Speakers decried Paterson and his political allies for supporting gay marriage, saying they would be run out of town.

    “The day will come when the hand of God shall use these people to take him out, out, out,” said Rev. Miguel Rivera, president of the National Coalition of Latino Ministers.

    “The politicians are unleashing chaos on our children, on our families, and on our nation by redefining marriage. One thing stands in the way of this chaos – you,” Tony Perkins, president of the socially conservative Family Research Council, told the crowd.