Liberty Counsel's Staver: "Dealing With 'Homofascists' Is 'Almost Like Negotiating With Terrorists'" | Right Wing Watch
On the “Faith and Freedom” radio broadcast scheduled to air tomorrow, Matt Barber and Mat Staver weigh in on the recent controversy surrounding “Duck Dynasty” to declare that the key lesson to be learned is that the “homofascists” are nothing but bullies who cannot and should not be negotiated with … just like terrorists.
h/t: Kyle Mantyla at RWW
It seems that every Religious Right group has put out a petition this week defending Phil Robertson, the Duck Dynasty star who was suspended after he made racist and homophobic statements in an interview with GQ. We are not surprised that the Right has pounced on the opportunity to play the victim and grow their email lists.
- This National Organization for Marriage’s petition claims Robertson was suspended merely for stating “ his belief in the truth of the Bible,” insisting that “nothing that Phil Robertson said is hateful” and that A&E “succumbed to the demands of bullies like the HRC and GLAAD, which is disgraceful for an entity whose very existence depends on the free exchange of ideas.”
- The American Family Association has its own petition thanking Robertson for “ declaring the truth of God’s word” and charging that the network undermined the reality star’s “rights to religious freedom and freedom of speech”…because apparently the First Amendment says that no one can ever be disciplined in their job over things they say.
- The group Faith Driven Consumers accuses A&E of holding “discriminatory,” “intolerant” and “un-American” views, claiming in its petition that the network “effectively censors a legitimate viewpoint held by the majority of Americans.”
- Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition is urging men to grow beards in “ support for Phil and Christian Values,” while asking women to “lovingly tolerate the facial scruff” of men who grow their Phil-beards.
- Even the ex-gay organization Voice of the Voiceless has its own petition, warning that America will soon “ turn into a fascist society” if gay rights groups aren’t stopped.
- Americans For Truth About Homosexuality head Peter LaBarbera complains that Robertson is a victim of “homo-fascism” while “Christians and moral-minded Americans must rally behind Phil Robertson.”
- Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel salutes Robertson as “a breath of fresh air in this Miley Cyrus culture” who is bravely restoring America’s Christian heritage.
Clearly, making homophobic and racist comments is all it takes to become a Religious Right hero.
You are NOT a “hero”, Mr. Phil Robertson!
h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) seems to have completed its disintegration from an organization that presented polished “pro-marriage” talking points to one that applauds homophobia and openly attacks homosexuality like the rest of its fellow opponents of marriage equality. Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, said in a new GQ interview published Wednesday that homosexuality is a sin comparable to bestiality, adultery, and prostitution, musing, “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” and NOM’s Brian Brown couldn’t agree more:
Well guess what — homosexuality IS a sin in the bible, and virtually every other sacred text out there. Engaging in homosexual sex IS considered by God to be sinful according to the teachings of most religions. And sin is NOT logical.Sin is deceitful, harmful and degrading to the human soul.
After harsh blowback for the comments, Robertson issued a non-apology, and by the end of Wednesday, A&E had announced he was “under hiatus from filming indefinitely.” Under the guise of a “petition” that doesn’t display signatures — so it will really only be used to collect information for future fundraising requests — NOM encouraged supporters to “stand with Phil Robertson,” using his comments to decry LGBT groups who spoke out, like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and GLAAD:
But Christianity, and every other major religion, be damned in the eyes of the HRC, GLAAD and their allies. They will brook no objection, tolerate no dissent and accept no disagreement when it comes to their orthodoxy. In their twisted worldview, anyone who dares to speak the truth about homosexuality must be punished and effectively banished from civil society.
But HRC didn’t send its letter to A&E alone; it was a joint letter with the NAACP. That’s because Robertson also maderacially insensitive remarks, suggesting that African Americans were more content under Jim Crow laws: “They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.” NOM makes no mentions of these remarks nor does it comment at all upon the NAACP’s joint reaction with HRC. This could be because acknowledging LGBT people and people of color standing in solidarity against oppressive speech would be contrary to their plans to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks.”
NOM is not alone in standing with Robertson. Conservatives across Twitter — tweeting with the hashtag #FreePhilRobertson— have joined together in rushing to his defense. A Facebook group called “Stand With Phil Robertson” already has well over 300,000 “Likes.” Fox News’ Todd Starnes was quick to attack detractors as “anti-straight groups.” Sarah Palin eagerly reminded her fans that she’s met the Duck Dynasty family, suggesting that “free speech is an endangered species.” The Westboro Baptist Church urged Robertson not to apologize because they were proud he “finally applied the Bible standard.” The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer proclaimed, “What Phil said was not hate speech. It was the truth. The truth is only hate speech to those who hate the truth.”
Before oral arguments begin this morning in United States v. Windsor—the case challenging the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act—check out this op-ed by HRC president Chad Griffin arguing that DOMA must be struck down once and for all:
PULLQUOTE: Gay and lesbian couples get married for…
Proud to be wearing red today in support of #MarriageEquality. #Time4Marriage #UnitedForMarriage #doma #Prop8 #lgbtq #hrc #WearRedDay #wearred
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) has come out for marriage equality:
CLINTON: LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. That’s why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples. I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law, embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and all Americans.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton was outspoken supporter of LGBT equality, but like President Obama at the time, had not yet come out for marriage equality.
(via Think Progress: RNCTV’s Latest Sexist Attack Against Hillary: ‘Face Lift, Perhaps?’)
Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy took a shot at outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday morning, speculating that she underwent a face lift in the last two weeks. In a quick headline roundup, Doocy quipped that Clinton’s new website featured her “glamorous new face,” while Fox showed a side-by-side comparison of her website photo and a photo from Clinton’s exasperated testimony at the Senate’s hearing on the Benghazi attacks.
Is this the face of presidential ambition? Days after retiring as Secretary of State, somebody has launched a website for her, showing off this glamorous new face. Face lift, perhaps? Well, that’s fueling rumors about a run for president in 2016, but her aides say it’s simply a way for fans and the media to reach her.
(CNN) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remained hospitalized on Monday for a blood clot that was discovered during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.
She was admitted on Sunday and is expected to remain at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor her condition and treat her with anticoagulants, said Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state.
"Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion," Reines said. "They will determine if any further action is required."
Reines did not specify where the clot was discovered.
Clinton, 65, was suffering from a stomach virus earlier this month when she fainted because of dehydration, causing the concussion.
Blood clots “are clumps that occur when blood hardens from a liquid to a solid,” according to the National Institutes for Health.
Clots can form inside veins or arteries or even the heart, the NIH says. “A blockage in the vein will usually cause fluid buildup and swelling,” the NIH website says. Among the possible threats: Sometimes, a “clot can break loose and travel from one location in the body to another.”
Sometimes, it can “partly or completely block” blood flow in a blood vessel. If a clot blocks an artery, it may “prevent oxygen from reaching the tissues in that area,” the NIH says.
If not “treated promptly, it can lead to tissue damage or death.”
She was scheduled to return to work at the State Department this week after being sidelined for most of the past month.
Her illness forced her to bow out of testifying on December 20 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Clinton plans to step down once a replacement is confirmed by the Senate. President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry.
Klingenschmitt Says 'Sick and Perverse' Student Non-Discrimination Act will Legalize 'Sexual Assault' | rightwingwatch.org
After President Obama announced his support for the Student Non-Discrimination Act, Gordon Klingenschmitt went back on the attack against the anti-bullying bill, in an email message warning that the “sick and perverse” legislation will “give homosexuals and perverts protected status,” “mandate pro-homosexual recruiting of kids in public schools,” promote “child abuse” as “homosexuals will have full control of classrooms” and even allow for harassment and “sexual assault”.
If we lose this fight, then public, private and even religious schools will be forced to accept and teach a pro-homosexual agenda, or face lawsuits. One agenda even encourages students to ‘experiment’ with homosexuality. Pro-homosexual students will soon harass Christian students, making sexual assault protected as ‘freedom of self-expression.’
As sick and perverse as it is to “re-educate” six to twelve year olds to reject their parents’ faith, and encourage them to embrace homosexual sin as normal, this is only the beginning of child abuse promoted by Obama’s cronies at the Homosexual Rights Campaign.
H/T: Brian Tashman at RWW