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Members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church have announced that it plans to protest the funeral of Michael Brown on August 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, the New Civil Rights Movement reports.

According to a flyer posted on the Topeka-based church’s official Twitter account, the reason for their protest has nothing to do with the tragic death of Michael Brown, because “[r]egardless of the details [of the shooting], the cause was from the Lord!”

“Missouri has made itself known worldwide for three things,” the flyer states, “Fags (e.g. Michael Sam); bestiality; and shredding the constitution in order to remove the Word of God from their streets.”

Now you reap what you have so diligently sown, Missouri!” the flyer continues. “Your streets resemble a Middle Eastern warzone! Those same lawless citizens that you turned loose on WBC now riot and loot; those same oath-breaking cops gun down unarmed citizens in the streets, and then cower behind weapons of war…All evidence points to Michael [Brown] now being in Hell. It’s your fault, Missouri! His blood is on your hands!”

Last week, the church announced plans to picket the funeral of the late comedian Robin Williams, telling its followers “to remember, Robin Williams hung himself. That is cause for shame and mourning.”

View the entire flyer via Twitter below.

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

h/t: Jeremy Hooper at GLAAD

A prominent pro-life activist has called to ban all public nudity because he said that topless dancers who protested at his church had committed an “offense to God.”

At least six bare-breasted women and other supporters of the Foxhole North club marched in front of the New Beginnings Ministries church in Warsaw earlier this month after the church spent nine years coming to their club to protest nudity.

Dr. Patrick Johnson, who is director of the anti-abortion group Personhood Ohio, responded to the protests by asking Ohioans to call the legislature in support of banning “all public nudity in the state,” according to WSYX.

“I am sick that women can legally bare their breasts to children and to married men against their will in Ohio,” he wrote on his Facebook page following last week’s protest.

Johnson told WSYX that “what they did was an offense to God, was an offense to the public morality, and the legislature should act to criminalize what they did.”

He also argued that women with exposed breasts were the reason that Ohio’s Gay Pride parade was so popular.

“The gay pride parade in Columbus is 500,000 strong – why? Because the women go topless,” he insisted on Facebook. “This is the only one where I’ve seen this level of nudity. San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C. I have never seen the kind of public lewdness I have seen in Columbus, Ohio.”

On Sunday, the Aiken Area Progressive blog pointed out that a ban on all public nudity would also outlaw breastfeeding in public places.

“This is a no-exceptions ban that if enacted, will drop the number of states to 49 in which breastfeeding is legal, and, if enacted, this definitely will violate numerous Constitutional amendments, including the First, 13th and 14th amendments,” the blog observed. “We strongly urge Ohioans to contact their lawmakers and tell them to oppose any attempt to ban public nudity and instead demand that state legislators exempt nudity from Ohio indecent exposure laws.”

It is not currently against the law for women to be topless in public in Ohio.

Watch the video below from WSYX, broadcast Aug. 12, 2014.



h/t: David Edwards at The Raw Story

h/t: Kyle Mantyla at RWW

h/t: Tobin Grant at Religion News Service

STFU, Richard Land! 

See Also: RWW: Washington Watch guest Mills says that “shelters should turn away transgender domestic abuse survivors”

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

h/t: Kyle Mantyla at RWW

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

h/t: John M. Becker at The Bilerico Project

Mike Huckabee told a gathering of anti-gay activists that the United States is becoming like communist China and defended his recent claim that President Obama deserves to be impeached.

Huckabee was speaking at the third annual Family Leadership Summit, hosted by The Family Leader and sponsored by anti-gay groups like the National Organization for Marriage and FRC Action. The event was held in Ames, Iowa, and was attended by potential 2016 Republican candidates including Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, and Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Speaking on August 9 about his recent China trip, Huckabee noted the country’s policies regarding trade, human rights, one child and forced abortions, and observed: "After we came back, I assessed that what was most disturbing was that China was becoming a lot more like the United States used to be, and America was becoming a whole lot more like China used to be." Huckabee added that America, like China whitewashing the Tiananmen Square massacre, has “completely rewritten our history” to remove God from textbooks. The Fox News host has made similar pronouncements on his show and elsewhere in the right-wing media.

During a media availability, Huckabee defended his recent declaration that President Obama has committed impeachable offenses. Huckabee began by claiming “I don’t think we’re going to have an impeachment, don’t think we even should because there’s no point and it’s not gonna go through.” However, Huckabee still argued President Obama is worthy of impeachment because of his alleged abuse of “the basic constitutional powers,” citing Obamacare and the DREAM Act.  

The Family Leader is an anti-gay group headed by the virulently homophobic activist Bob Vander Plaats. The Iowa group gained notoriety during the 2012 presidential election when it asked candidates to sign a homophobic “marriage vow.” The pledge attacked same-sex relationships as a choice and threat to “individual and public health.” The vow also suggested African-American children were better when they were slaves (the group later retracted that language). 

Vander Plaats has said gays are a “public health risk” similar to smoking, and claimed of marriage quality: “[W]hat we know is it goes against the law of nature, and the law of nature’s God, which means, again, it’s against the Constitution.” He warned against attending an anti-bullying conference, claiming that doing so “is exchanging truth for acceptance and tolerance of harmful behavior.”

Huckabee is a longtime ally of Vander Plaats, who served as Iowa chair for the former Arkansas governor’s presidential campaign in 2008. He endorsed and fundraised for Vander Plaats’ unsuccessful 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

Huckabee regularly speaks at gatherings of anti-gay groups. The pairing is natural, as Huckabee has said he opposes marriage equality because of “the ick factor,” labeled same-sex relationships an “aberration” and once called for AIDS patients to be quarantined.

h/t: Eric Hananoki at MMFA

Yesterday I reported that a human rights complaint has been filed against a Newfoundland magazine for publishing a vicious two-page anti-gay screed by Matt Barber. Last night Barber went full-on crazy martyr on Twitter, sending out no fewer than 40 links to the same World Net Daily column in which he claims to be personally sought by Canadian authorities on hate crime charges. 

You could’ve timed their response to a stopwatch. Want to see a collectivist conniption? Drop an unvarnished truth bomb in the middle of Canada, most of Europe or blue-state USA and sit back for the mouth-frothing. It’s quite a show. The bright light of salty truth both blinds and burns those given over to reprobation. CBC News, the “largest news broadcaster in Canada,” reported on both my column and the ensuing response: “Members of a Newfoundland and Labrador Pride group were so outraged about a two-page anti-gay [read: Christian] letter to the editor published by an entertainment magazine in the province, they filed a human rights complaint.” The Telegram, another mainstream Canadian publication, further reported that both my column and the fact that the Newfoundland Herald published it each constitute “a hate crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.” (Ahh … don’t you love the smell of tyranny in the morning? Come and get me, you homofascist Canucks.)

The complaint, as noted above, was filed against the Newfoundland Herald, not Matt Barber. But that whopping lie wasn’t enough, as you see above in Barber’s claim about the Telegram. Actually, that paper quoted the complainant and did not themselves declare that Barber’s words were hate speech.

Western Pride NL has filed a complaint with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary alleging that The Newfoundland Herald has propagated hate against the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender queer and/or questioning) community by publishing an article that speaks of the “evil homosexuals.” They say the publication of the blog article “The Coming Christian Revolt,” from the fundamentalist Christian blog site Barbwire is a hate crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.

There really is nothing they won’t lie about in order to advance their anti-gay agenda.

Perpetual Crybaby Matt Barber plays the victimhood card like a typical raging homophobe does when he gets caught for his actions. 
People like Barber, Mat Staver, Steve Deace, Bryan Fischer, Peter LaBarbera, Gordon Klingenschmitt, Dave Daubenmire, David Barton, John Hagee, Todd Starnes, Tony Perkins, Linda Harvey, Laurie Higgins, and their ilk are what I consider “phony ‘Christians.’”

H/T: Joe.My.God.blogspot.com 

h/t: Ian Silverstone at RWW 

H/T: John M. Becker at The Bilerico Project