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Tony Perkins #fundie #homophobia joemygod.com

The Fourth of July is a time of national celebration and commemoration. We rejoice in our liberty and remember those who won our freedoms and have preserved them at great cost. Yet underlying these things is a foundation that must remain strong for “liberty and justice for all” to mean anything.

It’s the rule of law. Law that is fair and impartial, consistent and understandable. Without allegiance to the rule of law, we become a nation where those in power can do what they want without accountability. And in this 244th year of our independence, I fear we are on the brink of that happening.

Last month, the court ruled in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that the 1964 Civil Rights Act opposing discrimination based on the biological sex of an individual now must mean that “discrimination based on homosexuality or transgender status necessarily entails discrimination based on sex.”

Justice Neil Gorsuch, who wrote these words, even acknowledges in his decision that the meaning of “sex” in 1964 was not even vaguely connected to homosexuality or transgenderism. In his words, the court “proceeds on the assumption that ‘sex’,” in 1964, referred “only to biological distinctions between male and female.”

America has never been a perfect nation and never will be. But with all our problems, we have made tremendous progress in securing the God-given rights we too often take for granted.

But the exercise of those rights will be increasingly diminished and put in jeopardy if Congress refuses to safeguard them and, instead, allows the Supreme Court to rule however its justices prefer, regardless of the text of the Constitution and the law itself.

Scott Lively #homophobia #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

“What does that mean when you’re walking around with your pants down like that?” Lively continued. “That comes from the prisons, and what that means is you have just raped someone. That’s how you crow that you have just committed sodomy on someone and you’re demonstrating that by your pants being down there. That’s what that means, so this homosexualization of the Black youth in that way was something that no one’s really talked about at all.”

“Bill Cosby, he stood up,” Lively stated.
“I don’t know that he was guilty of what he was convicted of, frankly,” he added. “I tend to believe him in all this, but he’s in prison now. He was taken down by 30-year-old charges just before Ferguson. … They went after Bill Cosby to silence him because the media would have gone to Bill Cosby — the conservative media if nobody else — would have gone to Bill Cosby if Ferguson had taken off the way they wanted it to. … Bill Cosby paid the price of being Bill Cosby I believe, and they got him out of the way before they did Ferguson and they had planned to do Ferguson in advance.”

Brenden Dilley #psycho rightwingwatch.org

MAGA “life coach” and proudly amoral right-wing broadcaster Brenden Dilley said during his livestream program today that he and millions of other gun-loving Americans are just waiting until President Donald Trump “gives us the green light” to take to the streets and start gunning down activists who have been protesting all over the country following the police killing of George Floyd.

“Someone should politely explain to antifa [that] the most violent Americans, the most violent and willing Americans, haven’t even left the couch yet,” Dilley said. “The most violent and ready to go, the most tactically trained, haven’t even got off the couch yet. So you better pray to God, and I mean this literally—or whoever the fuck it is you pray to—that Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, and Attorney General Barr clean this up lawfully.”

“If for any reason the president of the United States feels that it’s not getting done the way it should and decides to put out the tweet that says, ‘My fellow Americans, my fellow 2A-loving Americans, it’s time to take up arms against these assholes,’ you are all fucked in under an hour,” he continued. “[We’re] waiting for that one tweet, that one emergency text message from the fucking president of the United States that gives us the green light to finish this entire thing in under an hour.”

“It will not be law enforcement. It will not be one of these slow, bureaucratic, justice system wheels of justice turning,” Dilley concluded. “It’ll be a group of people you didn’t even know fucking existed because we were at our houses, we got off work, we were with our families, but we were ready for that call. And if that call ever does come, you will be fucked seven ways from Sunday. So I suggest you back down.”

Mark Taylor #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Mark Taylor, a QAnon conspiracy theorist and so-called “firefighter prophet” about whom Liberty University made a movie in 2018, appeared on Chris McDonald’s “The MC Files” program Tuesday night and declared that Black men have been hanging themselves in an effort to stir up racial strife and prevent the reelection of President Donald Trump.

Continuing his long tradition of spouting remarkably insane conspiracy theories, Taylor dismissed reports that several people of color have been found hanged across the country in recent weeks as nothing more than a “deep state” plot against the president.

“It’s all about keeping the narrative focused on a civil war,” Taylor said. “A bunch of garbage that’s been going on like that—we’ve had what, five hangings now? They found bodies hanging? Give me a break. We know that’s deep state-related, that’s pushing some of this stuff to try to drive the narrative. Now, some of them have been maybe suicides, people trying to martyr themselves because they know what it’s gonna do to this whole black, white thing, to try to start the civil unrest, to try to stoke the fires again. This is what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to keep this going through the election.”

Taylor and McDonald then asserted that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is sabotaging the case against Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd, so Chauvin will be acquitted, which will lead to more protests and riots.

“The reason that they’re going to walk is the way the case is being presented,” McDonald said. “What I believe and I think you’d probably agree with this—it was all a setup by Ellison, this Muslim attorney general, to do exactly what you just described to a tee. Because when the guy does walk … Minnesota is probably to go up in smoke and so is the country.”

John Guandolo #psycho #racist #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Understanding The Threat’s John Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent, right-wing conspiracy theorist, and anti-Islam activist, appeared on the American Pastors Network’s “Stand in the Gap” radio program yesterday where he declared that military leaders who disagreed with President Donald Trump’s plans to use troops to quash the nationwide George Floyd protests are guilty of treason and that the leaders of Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist groups should be rounded up and executed.

Guandolo, who has repeatedly called for those with whom he disagrees to be charged with treason, was furious about the protests over Floyd’s killing by the police and the subsequent calls to reform the current law enforcement system.

“[Floyd] was a thug. He was a violent criminal, and he was on meth when they arrested him, so spare me,” Guandolo fumed. “Let’s first identify some of the most dangerous players in putting forth narratives that directly support our enemies. How about the Secretary of Defense [Mark] Esper? How about General [James] Mattis, Admiral [Michael] Mullen, George W. Bush, Nikki Haley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—Admiral [Mark] Milley—this morning overtly comes out against the president of the United States. This is sedition and treason at a time when the country is at war with identifiable enemies, and these people need to be held accountable.”

“It’s time to start crushing these enemies,” he continued. “The leaders of this defund the police movement are communists and jihadis. They’re Muslim Brotherhood organized organizations like the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Society of North America. They’re designated terrorist groups like Hamas, the Council of American Islamic Relations. They are leaders of communist organizations like Black Lives Matter and antifa, and as this country has done in the past, we should round up the leaders and execute them for trying to revolt and overthrow the government. And if this doesn’t happen soon, we will lose this.”

Dave Daubenmire #fundie #pratt newswithviews.com


I’ve about had it up to my once water-breathing gills with this whole whitey hates blackie thing. Coming on the heels of a made-up pandemic the idea that the greatest evil facing America is racism is more than my once-monkey evolved brain can handle.

“Minds full of mush” is what Rush Limbaugh once called them; Human brains that will believe just about anything that some expert feeds them. “Please don’t feed the humans” should be the warning label on every TV in America.

Even though I would love to talk about the phony charges of racism that are spewed 24/7 on America’s airwaves I have decided to take a different tack and discuss another means of discrimination that very few people are willing to talk about. In fact, the thoughts my hunt-and-peck digits are tapping out may cover an area of thought that no one has ever programmed you with.

I am referring to the very common form of discrimination known as FAITHISM.

“I’ve never heard of that before” your CNN wired cerebral cortex may be beeping. “What the heck is faithism? Anderson Cooper has never mentioned that before, and if I haven’t heard of it from one of their expert guests so it certainly can’t be real.”

Well, racism isn’t real either. It is a made up word. It was a condition created by the CIA in the early 1930’s and was designed to be used to divide and conquer the American people. I won’t go into details about it in this rant, but as the carnival barker would likely say “read all about it.” RACISM IS MADE UP. Check out THIS LINK if you really want to know the truth.

Save me the emails. Racism is made up. It only exists in our minds…planted there by nefarious forces intent on destroying America. I’m sorry if Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Juan Williams have hustled your mind into believing it. There is only one race…human. Period. Skin color is not a race.

So I decided to coin a phrase that is just as prevalent and just as destructive to America and that is Faithism. Never heard of it, huh? Well, stick around and maybe we can get another group of Americans all riled up.

Faith is defined by Mr. Webster as “Belief; the assent of the mind to the truth of what is declared by another, resting on his authority and veracity, without other evidence; the judgment that what another states or testifies is the truth.”

Nearly everything you and I believe is based on faith. Any story you read about an historical figure is faith-based because you have no firsthand knowledge of the veracity of the information. I BELIEVE George Washington existed, but I can’t actually prove it. I have to trust that the historical record is true. In all of my life’s work I have never heard anyone tell me that they didn’t “believe” in George Washington. Most of us simply trust the history books.

The same holds true for Darwinism. I never met the guy, but from what I understand he wrote a book about “The Origin of Species” and even though I am familiar with it I have never met anyone who can prove he wrote it or that the information he presents in it is true. I simply take it on faith that he existed and that his theories are true.

By the way…a theory is a theory because there is no proof. Darwin’s theory is actually FAITH based because there were no eye-witnesses to verify what he postulates. Darwin’s theory has less scientific PROOF than the THEORY expounded upon in the book of Genesis. Both theories are lacking PROOF and can only be believed through FAITH.

FAITHISM is nothing more than the discrimination of one belief system over another based solely on the opinion of the one promoting the theory. Zoo keepers often have faith in Darwin and his acolytes while most Christians have faith in God and his evangelists.

A fair evaluation of the origin of man would certainly contain BOTH unproven theories. To choose one set of theories over another would be the ultimate discrimination. Despite what you have been taught in government schools, discrimination is a good thing. To discriminate is defined as “the act of making or observing a difference.” It has nothing to do with the buzz word “racism.”

But the nub of the issue is that both sides are not presented. “Science” always trumps “faith” when dealing in the secular world. “Religious” beliefs are always pooh poohed in favor of “science” even though much of what we believe about science is based completely on faith.

Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.” Even racism is built upon a BELIEF and not a fact.

FAITHISM would be defined as “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different worldview based on the belief that one’s own belief system is superior.”

Faithism is rampant in our society. Those in authority do not allow both systems of BELIEFS to be treated fairly. The theory of Darwin is presented freely and openly to America’s public school children while the theory of Creationism is forced to the back of the bus. Faithism is everywhere you look and there has been nothing as destructive to our American society as the second class treatment afforded Americans who put their faith in the God rather than in Darwin.

“People of faith” are the most discriminated against citizens in this country. Most of our problems would go away if we simply taught ALL children the 10 Commandments of God.

Our schools teach our children that they evolved from apes and we are shocked when they begin to act like monkeys. Amoral education leads to immoral behavior. Christian beliefs are given second class treatment in this nation.

America’s Christian history is being rewritten. Statues are being torn down. Faithism is worse than racism. Content of character is more important than skin color.

Mark Taylor #fundie #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

It is difficult to be a modern-day prophet, especially when the things one has prophesied frequently fail to come true. Such is the dilemma facing radical right-wing conspiracy theorist and so-called “firefighter prophet” Mark Taylor, who has repeatedly predicted and prophesied things that never materialized, most notably his multiple guarantees in 2018 that the midterm elections would result in a “red tsunami” that would sweep Republicans into office all across the nation.

That was not what happened, which forced Taylor to retroactively revise his predictions in order to claim that he had actually been correct.

At first, Taylor claimed that the resignation of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions would unleash a wave of arrests in which dozens of Democratic members of Congress would be taken down, resulting in their seats being filled by Republicans and therefore confirming the red tsunami that he had promised.

When that didn’t happen, Taylor changed course and began to insist that the red tsunami he had prophesied had come true when Republicans gained control of six new governorships during the 2018 elections. Unfortunately for Taylor, that claim was false, as the GOP actually lost control of several states when the Democrats picked up seven gubernatorial seats.

Yesterday, Taylor appeared on the “Up Front In The Prophetic” program, where he trotted out a new explanation of how his red tsunami prophecy had been accurate.

“I prophesied there was going to be a red tsunami in the midterms, and I got hammered because we lost the House,” Taylor said. “We didn’t lose the House … I believe they allowed it to happen to let people see and experience who these Democrats were, how bad they really were, so that people could experience for themselves so that they will never be able to get back into office again.”

Taylor went on to assert that most of the new Democrats elected to Congress in 2018 “are not supposed to be there because they stole the election. We know that.”

Chris McDonald Mark Taylor #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

During Monday night’s broadcast of “The MC Files” program, radical right-wing conspiracy theorist Chris McDonald and fellow radical right-wing conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor agreed that the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery was a “false flag” being hyped by the media in order to distract Americans from President Donald Trump’s efforts to take down the deep state.

Arbery was a 25-year-old black man who was shot and killed by two white men who pursued him while he was out for a run because they claim they thought he looked like someone suspected of several break-ins in their neighborhood. For months, no charges were filed against the men who killed Arbery, until footage of his death was released publicly last week, which prompted prosecutors to submit the case to a grand jury. Arbery’s death and the subsequent handling of the case has generated a wave of outrage and condemnation of the persistent racial inequities in the justice system.

On last night’s “MC Files” broadcast, McDonald and Taylor agreed that the release of the video and the subsequent media coverage of the killing are nothing more than an attempt to racially divide Americans in an effort to prevent the 2020 election.

“I knew it was going to happen over the weekend,” McDonald said. “They’re going to turn this into a Trump-bashing, racially charged event. They’re trying to distract. I look at this almost like you call it a red flag, a false flag. It’s not that it didn’t happen, but it was a distraction to get our attention off of [Trump’s fight against the deep state].”

McDonald said that if the investigation determines that “that these two men acted recklessly and they killed that boy, they need to be held to the account of the law,” but added that if this killing is determined to be a hate crime, then the Department of Justice needs “to look at every single time that this has been in reverse when you’ve had black people shooting white people, and let’s look about seeing that being a hate crime too.”

McDonald insisted that the law should be applied equally to everyone involved in the case, regardless of race and called on Americans not to be distracted by this “farce” that is being used mainly to harm Trump.

“Don’t let them do this to our nation tonight, folks,” he said. “It’s a farce. It’s a false flag, and they’re using it to destroy one Donald John Trump, and you cannot let them do that.”

“They’re trying to start a civil war in this country, a race war,” Taylor responded. “They’re trying to spark anything that they can right now to start riots or this, that, and the other to literally stop the election in November, and we just cannot fall for it right now.”

Dave Daubenmire #fundie #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Radical right-wing activist Dave Daubenmire declared on his “Pass The Salt Live” program yesterday that former President Barack Obama “must go to jail” and should probably be hanged for treason.

Daubenmire, who last year made multiple trips to Chappaqua, New York, to protest outside the home of Bill and Hillary Clinton and demand the latter’s arrest, said that Obama must be held accountable for supposedly using his office to destroy both Michael Flynn and President Donald Trump.

“He must go to jail,” Daubenmire said. “There’s no doubt that Barack Obama knew what was being done to Donald Trump. He knew it. He knew what was being done to Michael Flynn. Barack Obama knew it. We have the evidence. He knew it.”

“The buck stops at the top,” he continued. “If we think [James] Comey and [James] Clapper—getting those little peons—if we think that’s it, no, no, no. In order for justice to be restored to America, Barack Hussein Obama, the communist Muslim freak, must be put in jail.”

“The president of the United States destroyed Michael Flynn,” Daubenmire declared. “That in itself in my opinion is a hangable offense.”

Anonymous Asshole #racist theguardian.com

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Happy Brexit Day
As we finally have our great country back we feel
there is one rule to that needs to be made clear to
Winchester Tower residents.
We do not tolerate people speaking other languages
than English in the flats.
We are now our own country again and the the
Queens English is the spoken tongue here.
If you do want to speak whatever is the mother
tongue of the country you came from then we suggest
you return to that place and return your flat to the
council so they can let British people live here and we
can return to what was normality before you infected
this once great island.
It's a simple choice obey the rule of the majority or
leave.
You won't have long till our government will
implement rules that will put British first. So, best evolve
or leave.
God Save the Queen, her government and all true
patriots.


Rep. Rodney Garcia #psycho #wingnut billingsgazette.com

ELENA — A Billings Republican legislator said Saturday he believes the U.S. Constitution calls for the shooting or jailing of those who identify as socialists.

State Rep. Rodney Garcia, from House District 52 on the South Side, first made a statement in the form of an unprompted question at a state party gathering in Helena Friday meant to kick off election season and offer training for party members and candidates.

In his question after a speech by former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who was Montana’s representative in the U.S. House for two years, Garcia said he was concerned about socialists “entering our government” and socialists “everywhere” in Billings, before saying the Constitution says to either shoot socialists or put them in jail.

The Montana Republican Party later condemned Garcia's remarks.

In this year's presidential election, President Donald Trump has often called Democrats "radical socialists" in an attempt to use the term socialism, which is defined as theories about collective or government ownership and operation of the means of production and distribution, as a boogeyman-like phrase to criticize proposals from Democrats where the federal government would play a larger role in areas like health care or education.

All but one of the Democratic Party candidates have repeatedly explained they are not socialists, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders calls himself a democratic socialist.

After Zinke responded with a non sequitur “You know, Montana’s a great state,” Garcia said back: “We have to do something.”

Zinke’s answer to Garcia didn’t engage in Garcia's statement and pivoted to talk about the former Secretary's effort to open satellite offices of the Interior department in the western part of the U.S.

On Saturday, a reporter asked Garcia to clarify his remarks.

“So actually in the Constitution of the United States (if) they are found guilty of being a socialist member you either go to prison or are shot,” Garcia said.

Garcia could not to point to where in the Constitution it says socialists could be shot or jailed.

Asked to clarify if he thought it was fair to shoot or jail a socialist, including those who live in Montana, Garcia said yes.

“They’re enemies of the free state,” Garcia said. “What do we do with our enemies in war? In Vietnam, (Afghanistan), all those. What did we do?”

Asked if that was an appropriate response to his opponent from the last election cycle, Garcia said “according to the Constitution, I’m telling you.”

“I agree with my Constitution,” Garcia said. “That’s what makes us free. We’re not a democracy, we’re a Republic Constitution.”

In 2018 Garcia ran against Amelia Marquez for the House District 52 seat in Billings.

Marquez said Saturday she is associated with the Montana Democratic Party and is an eastern member at-large with the party’s executive board. She said she is also a democratic socialist and her political views align with those of Sanders.

Marquez said Saturday after being told about Garcia's statements she wished the state legislator would spend more time talking to his constituents about their needs.

“I wish Rep. Garcia would continue to focus on the issues rather than this constant worry over things that are somewhat ludicrous,” Marquez said.

Garcia said he views what he sees as an influx of socialism in Montana as a “very dangerous” situation and that socialism has destroyed countries like Venezuela.

“They’re teaching that to kids. Thank God my grandkids know it’s wrong because I teach them. And it’s a very dangerous situation," Garcia said.

Garcia added he believes socialism is growing, citing advertising he says is done by socialists on Facebook.

Garcia is not new to controversy. During the 2019 state legislative session in the midst of debate over child protective services, he went on a conservative radio show to accuse child protection workers of kidnapping children. He was forced to return a $3,000 campaign contribution in 2018. He also proposed a bill during the 2019 session that would have had the state of Montana buy the Colstrip power plant. It was tabled in committee.

The Montana Republican Party issued a statement Saturday censuring Garcia’s comments. When Garcia spoke Friday there was laughter after his question; some of those asked by a reporter about it said it was a response to an uncomfortable situation.

“The Montana Republican Party wholeheartedly condemns the comment that was made and under no circumstance is violence against someone with opposing political views acceptable,” said Spenser Merwin, the MT GOP executive director. “It’s disappointing that this isolated incident took away from the weekend’s events which showcased the strength of our statewide candidates and the importance of the upcoming election.”

The Montana Democratic Party on Saturday evening released a statement decrying Garcia.

Soldiers of Jesus #fundie #psycho friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Jesus said “turn the other cheek,” but an evangelical Christian group called “Soldiers of Jesus” is taking over large swaths of Brazil, threatening religious minorities with death if they don’t convert. The Washington Post‘s Terrence McCoy has the disturbing story:

Priests have been killed. Children have been stoned. An elderly woman was seriously injured. Death threats and taunts are common. Gangs are unfurling the flag of Israel, a nation seen by some evangelicals as necessary to bringing about the return of Christ.

All of this is bolstered by a right-wing government that came into power on the backs of evangelical Christians who weren’t bothered enough by the blatant cruelty of President Jair Bolsonaro and a rise in Christian programming in the media that routinely paints non-Christians as villains. (It all sounds very familiar.)
These gangs in particular have broken into people’s homes, forcing them at gunpoint to destroy religious items that aren’t Christian. Religious leaders who practice a non-Christian faith have been forced to shut down their houses of worship or face death. So far, over 200 of these temples have been forced to close. There is no sign of this persecution stopping any time soon.

Until conservative Christians have the courage to call it out, no matter the country, it will never change. They’re too addicted to power to do the right thing.

Brenden Dilley #psycho #wingnut rightwingwatch.org

On yesterday’s livestream of “The Dilley Show,” MAGA “life coach” Brenden Dilley told his audience that they had “better start developing a stomach for death” because President Donald Trump will soon start executing his political enemies en masse in order to save the nation.

Dilley, a fundamentally amoral right-wing broadcaster who openly brags about creating and spreading lies against his political opponents, reiterated his recent assertion that the only way to save America is for Trump to essentially wipe out those who oppose him.

“You better start developing a stomach for death, because you’re about to see a whole shit ton of it publicly,” Dilley said. “You can’t escape it. The crimes that have been committed against the United States of America are punishable by death, and I fucking firmly believe that should this Justice Department do their job to the fullest extent of the law, you will have to deal with and cope with more and more people being put to death as a result of their crimes.”

“Develop a stomach for it,” he added. “Develop a will for it. You want to save your fucking country? This is what it’s going to take. It’s going to take you having the stomach and the spine and the fucking testicular fortitude to support the president of the United States and the Department of Justice firmly imposing the law of the land.”

Dilley pointed to a poll showing that 7 out of 10 younger voters would be willing to support a socialist candidate as proof that such harsh measures are necessary.

“You prosecute people spreading communist propaganda. That’s the only way,” he said. “You’re going to lose your fucking country. It might not be this week, it might be in 10 years, if you don’t push back. If the restoration of law and order doesn’t happen, you got a real problem.”

Liz Crokin #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Right-wing “journalist” and Trump–worshiping conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin posted a video on YouTube last night in which she declared that the current coronavirus outbreak is really just a cover for the Trump administration to carry out the mass arrests long promised by conspiracy theorists.

Like her friend and fellow conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor, who suggested the same thing earlier this week, Crokin is an ardent believer in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which posits that President Donald Trump has been working diligently to arrest countless prominent political, media, and business leaders for allegedly being part of a global satanic pedophile ring.

In early 2019, Crokin publicly declared that if the mass arrests long promised by “Q” did not happen by the end of the year, she would “bow out” of the movement and “move on” with her life. The arrests never happened, but Crokin refused to give up, and she is now claiming that the coronavirus outbreak may really be cover for them to finally occur.

“I do believe that when these mass arrests happen that we will be in martial law for our own safety,” Crokin said. “I believe that the coronavirus, which the president of the United States and many doctors have said is no more serious than the flu, is the cover to put the country into lockdown—just like Italy is in lockdown—to possibly declare martial law, get people off the streets, keep them in their homes, so they’re safe so when the military and the National Guard sweeps in and conducts these mass arrests, it is done in a manner where people are kept safe.”

“Since 2017, Q has been talking about these mass arrests, and Q has also been talking about how when these mass arrests happen, there will probably be many days of darkness, social media might go down, the National Guard is going to come in, and the military will be used to arrest these people,” she added. “That is what I believe is happening right now.”

Mark Taylor #fundie #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

So-called “firefighter prophet” and radical right-wing conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor appeared on the “Up Front In The Prophetic” program on Friday, where he declared an urgent need for President Donald Trump to arrest one high-profile Democrat or member of the “deep state” in order to prevent right-wing militias from engaging in violent civil unrest.

Taylor, an ardent follower of the QAnon conspiracy theory, has been predicting for years that Trump will unleash a wave of arrests and put on trial thousands of high-level cannibalistic satanic pedophiles, allegedly including even Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Lately, Taylor has begun to warn that right-wing activists are growing restless and will begin to take matters into their own hands if such arrests don’t happen soon.

Taylor said that he knows that God has a plan in place for carrying all of this out, but that Trump needs to send a signal to gun activists and militia members that progress is happening.

“If they wait too long, this is what is going to end up happening if we’re not careful is that you will see some civil unrest,” Taylor said, “because patriots are tired of it. They’re not going to put up with it any more.”

“I’m around the gun community,” he added. “I hear the talk. This talk is beginning to escalate, like the militia-type stuff. They’re getting ready to take up arms and to take things into their own hands if they don’t see something happen. So this is why I’ve been saying they have got to make at least one high-profile arrest. Perp walk the son of a gun, whoever it is. I don’t care who it is, perp walk ’em in handcuffs on national television to set the stage and to let people know, ‘Yes, we are very serious about justice.'”

Brenden Dilley #psycho #wingnut rightwingwatch.org

On Monday’s livestream of “The Dilley Show,” MAGA “life coach” Brenden Dilley declared that he will not be satisfied with President Trump merely winning re-election in 2020 because he believes that Trump must completely destroy his political enemies and have them executed.

Dilley, a fundamentally amoral right-wing broadcaster who openly brags about creating and spreading fake news against his political opponents, insisted today that simple political victory will not be enough to satisfy his blood lust.

“I want to win and I won’t consider it total victory without destroying our enemies,” Dilley said. “I don’t want to hold your hand. I want to stomp you into the fucking ground. I want Donald Trump to bury you treasonous pricks under the prison. I don’t want to just win. Winning is a formality at this point. Destroying you motherfuckers is way more important.”

“I won’t consider it a total victory without destroying you, entirely,” he added. “Your entire fucking life. Everything you’ve built, I want to ruin it. I won’t be done, and this won’t be a job well done, and none of us will be satisfied until all of you pricks are gone. Not just gone; gone like totally gone.”

“There is no room for mercy,” Dilley continued. “We don’t have any time for weakness. I don’t want anybody on this team that wants to lift their foot off the throat of the Democrats right now. None of them. It won’t be enough. I want to win in November of next year and I want to keep curb-stomping these motherfuckers well beyond that.”

“You’ve got to destroy your enemy,” he said. “You have to make sure that your enemy can never play the game again and the only way you do that is with total annihilation … You have to lock up these treasonous motherfuckers and they all have to go to jail.”

Pointing to a photo of a noose, Dilley declared that “there is one solution and one solution only to save America and I think you know what it is. It’s a zero-sum game and if you don’t have the stomach for it, I don’t know what to tell you.”

Dave Daubenmire #fundie #homophobic friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Dave Daubenmire is the latest Christian Right activist to pile on after Democrat Pete Buttigieg answered a question from a nine-year-old boy about how he could be brave when it came to telling people he’s gay. (Buttigieg said the kid, just by asking the question, didn’t need any advice from him on bravery.)

Daubenmire made the comments on his “Pass The Salt Live” program yesterday, saying that Buttigieg should be punished for “contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”

“Fifty years ago, they would have thrown Buttfudge in jail for even bringing it up and talking about it in front of a young kid,” Daubenmire bellowed. “What ever happened to shame? Why didn’t his mommy put him in a headlock and drag him off the court? Where’s his daddy?”

One of the participants in Daubenmire’s show then piped up to say that someone in the audience should have demanded that the sheriff remove Buttigieg from the stage for “violating the moral code of our lives,” while another declared that the boy who asked the question “was probably molested by either mom or dad or some relative.”

For his part, Daubenmire couldn’t believe that we live in a society where “a possible presidential candidate [is] contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”
Remember this exchange whenever Christians say they’re fine with homosexuality, just not homosexual acts. That’s not true. They can’t handle gay people, period. And they’re delusional about when people realize their sexual orientation.

Daubenmire and his guests are far more upset about Buttigieg treating a gay child with compassion that anything Donald Trump has done to harm children, whether it’s separating refugee kids from their parents or serving as the worst role model in American history.

These Christians don’t give a damn. Their bigotry overrules any semblance of common sense.

Rick Wiles #fundie friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Notorious Jew-hater Rick Wiles, fresh from being booted off of YouTube for his Christian bigotry, would like the Chinese leader to know there’s a simple way to stop the recent deadly strain of coronavirus.

All he has to do is convert to Christianity and bring the Chinese people along for the ride.

[…]

You have a plague, Mr. Xi Jinping. You brought it on China. Now do the right thing and repent, and tell the Chinese people you are sorry, you made a mistake, you repent, and ask them to put up in their homes the painting of Jesus Christ.

Watch what happens if you do it! The plague will stop!

You, Mr. Xi, turn to Jesus. You give your heart to Jesus Christ. You repent of your sins. You believe on His name, and you lead China to the cross. Do it, Mr. Xi. Do it for your people. Don’t be a fool. Lead China to Jesus. Lead them to salvation. The plague will stop.

No pandemic has even been prevented because of Jesus. Hell, no single germ has been defeated because someone prayed for it. Anyone who believes prayer will stop a virus should be grateful that there are scientists around the world who understand the utter futility of prayer when it comes to solving a problem.
Honestly, I’m shocked that Wiles didn’t blame the virus on Jews, since that’s his usual M.O.

What’s surprising, though, is that Wiles thinks turning to God is the way to stop the virus considering he recently said God created it to wipe sin off the planet. It proves the old saying: Christianity is a solution to problems created by Christianity.

Josh Bernstein #fundie rightwingwatch.org

Radical right-wing broadcaster Josh Bernstein posted a video on Saturday in which he declared that Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is a “self-hating” Jew who “would have marched the other Jews right into the gas chambers.”

Even though Sanders lost family in the Holocaust, whereas Bernstein cannot even accurately recount the story of Hanukkah, Bernstein insisted that he is a “true Jew” and Sanders is nothing more than a “self-loathing, self-hating anti-Semite.”

“Bernie is the type of quote-unquote Jew, in my opinion, who would have marched the other Jews right into the gas chambers,” he said. “I don’t believe that Bernie Sanders is a true Jew.”


Bernstein’s comments came just days after a far-right activist unfurled a Nazi flag at a Sanders campaign event in Vermont. In February, Bernstein claimed that he had received White House press credentials to cover a Trump rally in Arizona.

Rick Wiles #fundie #racist #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

(Submitter’s note: Can someone turn this record over already? It seems to be stuck on the same old song.)

End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles said on last night’s “TruNews” program that President Donald Trump should use the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to outlaw internet pornography and seize all reproductive health clinics in the nation and turn them into COVID-19 treatment centers. But, in keeping with Wiles’ long history of rampant anti-Semitism, he said that Trump will not take such step because he is controlled by the Jews.

“I don’t remember Congress passing a law that said we can kill babies,” Wiles said. “It was the Supreme Court that made a decision based on the Talmud, and we went from being a Christian nation to being a Talmudic nation because what the court decisions have imposed on us is an adoption of Talmudic values regarding abortion.”

“President Trump should use his emergency powers to seize all abortion clinics and turn them into COVID-19 medical centers,” he continued. “What’s preventing him from doing it? The people who read the Talmud. His son-in law and his daughter, that’s who. But he could do it. He could use those presidential emergency powers, he could have the military seize every abortion clinic in America and turn those medical clinics—the abortion baby butcher shops—turn those facilities into treatment care centers for people who are sick. I’d like to see him do it.”

“He could also order all online pornography to be shut down because the internet is overloaded,” Wiles added. “There is a lot of stuff he could do if he wanted to do it, but he’s not doing it because I know who owns the pornography industry, [it’s] the same people that control the abortion industry, and they all read the Talmud, so he’s not going to do it.”

Warren Hurst #homophobia friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Warren Hurst, a member of the Sevier County Commission in Tennessee, said during a meeting last night that white man were losing their rights and that Pete Buttigieg shouldn’t be running for president because he’s gay.

[…]

“We got a queer running for president, if that ain’t about as ugly as you can get,” he said. “Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party. We can go over here to Hoss’s jail [Sevier County Sheriff] and get better people out of there than those running for democratic to be President of the United States.”

[…]

“I’m not prejudice, a white male in this country has very few rights and they’re getting took more every day,” said Hurst.

One Million Moms #homophobia friendlyatheist.patheos.com

The evangelical Christian hate group One Million Moms (Twitter count: 4,758) can’t believe that Disney just introduced its first LGBTQ character. They’re referring to the character Officer Specter, voiced by Lena Waithe, who is open about having a same-sex partner in the upcoming movie Onward.

The Moms can’t handle the existence of an openly gay character, because they see it as homosexual indoctrination. Which makes about as much sense as kids saying they want to become cyclops themselves because the same character has only one eye.


There have been numerous attempts by Disney to indoctrinate children with the LGBTQ agenda discretely [sic] and now more overtly…

Disney has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family friendly programming. Disney should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda.

Please share this with your friends and family to make sure they are aware of the gay character in Onward and not blindsided by it. As moms, we all want to know when Disney is attempting to desensitize our children by normalizing the LGBTQ lifestyle.

It’s not clear what isn’t family friendly about the mere mention of a same-sex partner. Closing your eyes and covering your ears and pretending gay people don’t exist won’t make them go away.

Like it or not, children are going to have classmates with same-sex parents, or classmates who aren’t cisgender or straight. Representation of them on-screen acknowledges their existence. No one is forcing an orientation on viewers, just as the movie isn’t demanding that everyone accept those characters’ partners.

It’s telling that these Moms get overly outraged whenever gay characters appear in children’s programming considering they haven’t put out any press releases condemning the Trump administration’s separation of children from their parents. They don’t care about actual problems. Just ones they’ve created for themselves because they’re supposedly guided by their faith.

Dave Daubenmire #racist rightwingwatch.org

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married in 2018, right-wing activist Dave Daubenmire decried the union as a “psy op” that was intended to promote “the blending of the races,” which is something that Daubenmire vehemently opposes because he believes that interracial marriage has weakened America.

“Today, interracial marriage would be considered honorable, when 40 years ago it would have been considered a disgrace,” Daubenmire argued in 2017. “Now is it a disgrace or is it honorable? Has the mixing of culture been good for America or has it been bad? Is America stronger today than we were 40 years ago or are we weaker today? And could it be are we weaker today because multiculturalism is spiritual AIDS and has brought an infection into what was once a great Christian American culture?”

On his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast yesterday, Daubenmire reacted to the news that Harry and Meghan were stepping back from their positions as members of the royal family by blaming Markle for having “infiltrated” and “poisoned” the royal bloodline.

“How is the royal bloodline of the crown being poisoned?” Daubenmire asked. “Is there something special about this commoner who has married into the royalty?”

“She’s half black,” Daubenmire answered. “When [Harry and Meghan] step back, what is going to be at the heart of why she did it? What are they going to say? Come on. Wake up here. What are they going to say? … Racism! She never felt comfortable. She felt like she was below everybody else.”

“The royal family is the seat of Christianity,” he continued. “We cannot deny the impact the royal family has had on the WASP-y culture; the White Anglo Saxon Protestant culture is a result of what has happened within the crown. And the crown has now, for the first time, been infiltrated with a bloodline … oh my goodness, that sounds racist, doesn’t it?”

“Don’s miss what’s going on,” Daubenmire said. “This infiltrator comes in, proud of her infiltration, proud of her multiculturalism. And what is that demon doing? Destroying and upsetting everything, every tradition in that royal family.”

Chris McDonald #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Right-wing broadcaster Chris McDonald dedicated the first hour and a half of his “The MC Files” program last night to asserting that the recent death of former professional basketball player Kobe Bryant was an occult “ritual sacrifice” that may possibly have been orchestrated by Hillary Clinton, who everyone knows is a witch.

McDonald, an unmitigated conspiracy theorist who was recently welcomed to Capitol Hill by Republican Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee, interviewed self-proclaimed “political occultist expert” Cory Daniel about Bryant’s death.

After Daniel asserted that Bryant was undoubtedly a witch and McDonald declared that his death was obviously a “ritual sacrifice,” McDonald asked the question that was on everybody’s mind: Could Hillary Clinton have orchestrated Bryant’s death through witchcraft?

“This is the only wild conspiracy theory I am going to ever toss out there on this program,” McDonald laughably asserted. “I normally don’t do this, but this is just a food for thought question.”

“We all know that it is pretty much a given that Mrs. HRC … is a witch,” McDonald continued. “Can a witch cast a spell on something like this to cause death and not be [known]? I’m just throwing that out. I don’t know anything about this stuff, you do. Is that possible if she wanted to get rid of Kobe? Please, Right Wing Watch, don’t be putting in that me and Cory are saying this; this is just a food for thought question. Do you think Hillary would be able to do it if she wanted to do it?”

Mark Taylor and Chris McDonald #conspiracy #homophobia rightwingwatch.org

During an interview on his “The MC Files” program with so-called “firefighter prophet” Mark Taylor last week, host and right-wing commentator Chris McDonald declared that the new film about Mr. Rogers starring Tom Hanks “is a pedophile signal.”

McDonald, who frequently hosts Republican Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee on his program, claimed that Hanks has been “named in many, many pedophile-related tweets, pedophile-related call-outs,” and asserted that the new Mr. Rogers film is really a pedophile “code.”

“This is insanity to me,” McDonald said. “He’s going to be in the role of Mr. Rogers in this new movie that is coming out and I don’t think that’s by mistake. Again, I think that’s just code, it’s signaling, it’s a pedophile signal.”

McDonald said that while he has never heard anything negative about Fred Rogers, it was obvious that Rogers “wasn’t the most masculine guy out there” and that “he dealt with children,” so “it makes you wonder” about the real purpose of the movie.

“I just think this thing with Tom Hanks, again, you put a mainstream actor in this role and, again, it just is almost like it’s blatantly in our face and saying, ‘Guess what? We’re going to recruit more of the pedophilia by putting this man up as Mr. Rogers, who deals with children,'” McDonald concluded.

David Barton #fundie #PRATT friendlyatheist.patheos.com

During an interview with the Mighty Oaks Foundation’s Chad Robichaux, Christian pseudo-historian David Barton said that the federal government shouldn’t have anything to do with handling COVID-19.

[…]

Barton has already praised Donald Trump for refusing to heed the advice of medical professionals and claimed that anyone who fears the virus isn’t Christian enough.

But now he’s insisting that federalism requires the federal government to stay out of national disasters.

“The Constitution puts all health care at the state level; it does not put it at the federal level,” Barton said. “So this was not a federal question; it is a state question. In the Constitution, you have 17 what are called enumerated powers. The Constitution says, ‘Federal government, here’s 17 things you’re allowed to do.’ And then in the 10th Amendment, it says if it’s not one of those 17 things, it belongs to the states to deal with. Health care was one of those issues.”

Sheila Zilinsky #fundie friendlyatheist.patheos.com

We BIND the strongmen assigned to Donald J. Trump in the mighty name of Jesus. We cut and bring to naught the power of the spirit of the witch, the wizards, the warlocks, the witch doctors, the magi, the debonators, all sorcerers, high priests… sending attacks against him and God’s people. We SEVER the silver cords of every spirit that’s astral-projecting, even human spirits.

In the MIGHTY name of Jesus, we cut off every ritual, custom, ceremony, curse, hex, vex, spell, incantation, chant, evil spoken judgement, magic, evil prayer, dance, trance, animal and human sacrifices, drums, shells, beads, bones, candles, pins, nails, rituals, customs, voodoo, hoodoo, hooloo, joodoo, Santeria… Cut these supply lines off in the mighty name of Jesus!

Tom Horn #fundie #conspiracy #crackpot rightwingwatch.org

End Times author and SkyWatch TV CEO Tom Horn appeared on “The Jim Bakker Show” today, where he asserted that President Donald Trump authorized the creation of a “U.S. Space Force” because he knows that the asteroid prophesied in the Book of Revelation is headed toward Earth.

Horn was on Bakker’s show today to promote his latest book, “The Wormwood Prophecy,” which claims that the government is covering up the fact that an asteroid known as Apophis will strike the Earth in 2029. While scientists say that Apophis will simply pass by our planet in 2029, Horn insists that it will strike the Earth and fulfill the prophecy in Revelation 8: “The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.”

Horn claims that he discovered this information when he was shown a vision of what he thought was “a dual-horned, fiery dragon deep in space” that he described as “the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

When he awoke from this vision, Horn said, “something whispered in my ear, ‘Apophis.'”

“Apophis, I am convinced, is going to impact the earth in nine years from now,” Horn warned. “And when it does, I think it’s the fulfillment of the Wormwood prophecy.”

“Don’t forget, Donald Trump has prophecy-believers in his ear,” Horn added, “and that’s the reason why he was pushing for the new space command, all the additional money for earth defense forces. This is all quietly going on behind the scene.”

Liz Crokin #wingnut #conspiracy #dunning-kruger #pratt rightwingwatch.org

Last year, right-wing “journalist” and Trump–worshiping conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin publicly declared that if the mass arrests long promised by those promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory didn’t materialize by the end of 2019, she was going to “bow out” of the movement.

“I’m sick of talking about it,” Crokin said last January. “It’s so depressing and I’m just over it. I’m going to have to move on because it’s just taken such a big toll on me and my health that I don’t think I can stay in this fight if it continues to drag on for years and years and if these mass arrests don’t happen this year.”

Those arrests did not happen, but it doesn’t appear as if Crokin is actually going to abandon the QAnon movement anytime soon, as she posted a video on New Year’s Eve in which she predicted that actor Tom Hanks will soon be among the first of the high-profile figures arrested for his supposed involvement in satanic pedophilia.

“There is a lot of evidence and symbolism with Tom Hanks,” Crokin said. “You can go look at some of the work he’s done, you can look at some of the skits he’s done on Saturday Night Live, you can look at some of the movies he’s been in. There is a lot of symbolism in the work that he’s done. I think one of the first movies he did was [The Man With One Red Shoe] … It was a movie about red shoes; we know that red shoes are significant and symbolic to the occult because they make leather red shoes out of babies’ skin.”

Crokin went on to predict that Hanks “would be the first big name unsealed indictment” because the person behind the Q account has frequently used the word “big” in its posts and Big is the name of one of Hanks’ most successful films.

“Tom Hanks was in a movie—Big—and, of course, the movie is based off of basically pedophilia because he’s a little kid in a grown man’s body that ends up having a sexual relationship with a grown woman,” Crokin said. “So a lot of anons are theorizing that he could be the first big name unsealed indictment. I think it’s a really good theory.”

Rick Wiles #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

From the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles began warning that the virus was a plague sent by God to purge the world of sin as the Last Days approach. Wiles repeatedly declared that a “death angel” was sweeping across the globe and dedicated just about every episode of his nightly “TruNews” program for the last several months to warning that life as we have known was about to change forever.

But Wiles has suddenly changed his tune and has now returned to what he has always done best, which is to spin baseless conspiracy theories. Wiles used his Monday program to assert that the threat from the virus was wildly overblown and to speculate that China never really had a coronavirus outbreak at all but had faked it as cover to unleash the virus on the rest of the world.

“What if they made us believe Wuhan had massive death, that the entire city had to be fumigated?” Wiles said. “What if it was all a propaganda campaign to introduce a virus in America to bring down the U.S. economy?”

“It’s also possible the entire Wuhan pandemic was staged,” he continued. “For what purpose? To destroy the American economy. And I’m not saying that there’s no virus here—I believe that absolutely there’s a virus here. Fifty-five thousand people are dead. What I’m saying is maybe it never happened in Wuhan. Maybe the entire thing has been a calculated, well planned, well choreographed, well executed attack on the USA because nothing has ever shut us down like this … [This] is the first time in the history of America that churches have been closed from coast to coast.”

Dave Daubenmire #racist #fundie #god-complex rightwingwatch.org

Radical religious right activist Dave Daubenmire dedicated his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning to ranting about the “atheistic Jews” who he says are leading the effort to impeach President Donald Trump and are, he insisted, responsible for much of what is wrong in America today.

Daubenmire, who is blatantly anti-Semitic, cited a recent commentary by right-wing radio host Michael Savage in which Savage said that Trump, like Jesus, is being persecuted by Jewish leaders. Daubenmire wholeheartedly agreed with Savage and proceeded to unleash a rant against Christians who travel to Israel, who he claims “are desiring to become Jewish.”

“I’m more precious in the eyes of my savior than any bloodline Jew that was ever born,” Daubenmire declared. “If we could focus on who we are as children of the king, much of this stuff that we see going on around us would end, if we realized who we are, who we represent, whose voice we are.”

Daubenmire said that he was sick of turning on Christian radio and always hearing “about Israel and the Jews.”

“The Jews should be begging to become Christians,” he said. “The Jews should be begging to be like us, and we can’t wait for us to be like them. We want to go be God’s chosen people. Dude, you already are! There’s nothing special about a Jew.”

“They’re supposed to be jealous of us,” Daubenmire screamed. “Everywhere I look it’s Jew worship. You say, ‘Oh Coach, are you anti-Semitic?’ You’re an idiot! You’re an idiot if you think that. I am Semitic, you are too. It’s lies! All lies! And the church gobbles it up and gobbles it up because we don’t know who we are. I’m a child of the king. I’m a prince.”

Rick Wiles #racist #conspiracy friendlyatheist.patheos.com

In case you’ve forgotten, since it’s been a minute or two, right-wing pundit Rick Wiles hates Jews. A lot. He’s already blamed them for impeaching Donald Trump, and now he says it’s their fault for rigging the app used in reporting the results of the Iowa caucus.

You want proof? Then you’re asking far more questions than Wiles ever has.


The pro-Israel owner of the Times of Israel newspaper, he’s backing homosexual mayor Pete Buttigieg, and he’s the money man behind this app?” Wiles asked his co-host, Doc Burkhart. “Are you suggesting the Israelis are influencing the election to have the Democrats nominate its first openly homosexual presidential candidate?

What happened last night was weird, and we have already pointed out there is an Israeli connection,” Wiles said later in the program. “They might accuse me of being anti-Semitic for saying it, but the truth is there is an Israeli connection to the app that bombed last night in Iowa. But you’re not allowed to say these things. Everybody is being censored now. By who? The same people who are doing this stuff.

Though Wiles’ anti-Semitism is almost comical in its lack of originality — he just had to throw in a money reference to check off more boxes on his Bingo card — his ability to jump to a conspiracy theory when pure incompetence makes far more sense is all too common.

Steven Anderson #fundie friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Over the weekend, a group of Independent Fundamentalist Baptist preachers held yet another cult meeting where they preached all different kinds of hate. Pastor Steven Anderson of Arizona’s Faithful Word Baptist Church, for example, delivered a rant against environmentalism, saying that God created the world for us, so there’s no reason to accept climate change as real, much less an existential threat.

He claimed Al Gore was trying to protect people who didn’t need protecting,

Along the way, he denounced activist Greta Thunberg as a “sniveling Swedish brat”:


[God] formed [the world] to be inhabited. If it’s not inhabited, there’d be no point. If this Earth were just this Earth, of just animals and flowers and trees and California condors and spotted owls and three-toed sloths, the whole thing would be a waste. It’s what the Bible says. If it’s not formed to be inhabited, then it’s in vain…


… the world’s gonna end. And we already know how it’s gonna end. It has nothing to do with the climate. It has to do with the Spirit. It has to do with an angry God, raining His wrath. So that’s why following after Al Gore is vanity. That’s why following Alexandra — whatever the “O” stands for — Cortez is vanity. And following that little sniveling Swedish brat is vanity!

This is the danger of irrational thinking. By dismissing all environmentalists — and experts who back up what they’re saying about our world — as liberals who have some secret anti-Christian agenda, they’re more likely to support politicians who are equally ignorant or short-sighted enough that they’ll pass bills exacerbating the situation.

The mockery of a child is just icing on the cake for these people. It’s only “persecution” when people mock them. Never the other way around.

Linda Harvey #homophobia #fundie friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Linda Harvey, the founder of Mission: America and a Christian who thinks straight people never engage in oral or anal sex, says that LGBTQ people can’t possibly celebrate Thanksgiving because they’re not thankful for anything.

ingratitude forms a core ingredient of the “LGBT” community, the pro-abortion movement, and the left in general…

The internet is replete with homosexual/transgender hostility toward parents, those who lovingly provided a home, allowance, support, and often college tuition, not to mention the child’s genetic heritage — and receive derision and scorn in return from sexually sinful or gender-deviant children.

The tears of these parents could fill a cathedral. God knows their pain.

Only straight pain matters, apparently. Harvey must have forgotten to mention the pain caused by Christian parents who torture their kids via conversion therapy or kick them out of the house over a same-sex relationship or gender identity issue.

In her mind, the only happy people in the world are the miserable wretches who spend their lives trying to force their will on everybody else. It’s a wonderful Thanksgiving for everybody except the people unlucky enough to have to sit next to people like her over the holiday.

Rep. Matt Shea #fundie #psycho #wingnut npr.org

Six-term Washington state Rep. Matt Shea is accused of participating "in an act of domestic terrorism against the United States," according to a report released Thursday.

Independent investigators commissioned by the Washington State House of Representatives found that Shea, as a leader of the Patriot Movement, "planned, engaged in, and promoted a total of three armed conflicts of political violence against the United States government" between 2014 and 2016.

The report also concluded that Shea was involved in training young people to fight a "holy war." He created a pamphlet called Biblical Basis for War and advocated replacing the government with a theocracy and "the killing of all males who do not agree."

Chat messages showed Shea, a lawyer who was first elected in 2008, condoned intimidation of opponents, political activists, government officials and Muslims. He also offered to conduct background checks on political opponents.

Following the release of the report, Shea was suspended from the House Republican Caucus — a serious form of discipline.

He was also stripped of his position as the ranking member of the House Environment and Energy Committee and will be removed from two committees.

"He should resign," Washington State House Minority Leader Rep. J.T. Wilcox tweeted.

"He cannot use House Republican staff, he cannot meet with the caucus, his office will be moved," Wilcox added.


Rep. Matt Shea has been suspended from any role in the House Republican Caucus. He should resign. He cannot use House Republican staff, he cannot meet with the caucus, his office will be moved.


But late Thursday, Shea said he will not resign.

"Like we are seeing with our President this is a sham investigation meant to silence those of us who stand up against attempts to disarm and destroy our great country," Shea said in a Facebook post. "I will not back down, I will not give in, I will not resign."


Shea maintains he was not given an opportunity to review or respond to the report.

The report states he declined to be interviewed as part of the four-month investigation.

The Army veteran was a public supporter of Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who led a 2014 standoff with FBI agents in a dispute over grazing rights.

According to investigators, Shea visited the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville for a couple of days. While there, he "developed a strategy for leadership over future Patriot Movement armed resistance against the federal government by creating" a coalition of western state leaders from Idaho, Washington, Arizona and Nevada.

The Patriot Movement is a far-right, anti-government extremist group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. A core tenet is that the government should not own public lands.

About two months after the Bundy Ranch standoff, the report notes a meeting between Shea and leaders of the Oath Keepers Militia at a restaurant in Spokane. There he was overheard discussing "militias, weapons, stockpiling ammunition, the Bundy Ranch, Special Forces and snipers."


When VA officials planned to remove weapons from the home of a veteran who was flagged by health care officials, Shea issued a call to action for Patriot Movement members. In a Facebook post, he urged them to arm themselves and drive to Priest River.

"That resulted in the use of armed militia members who blocked access to the veteran's home and prevented the lawful retrieval of the guns by the Veterans Administration," the report said.

In early 2016, Shea again teamed up with the Bundy family in an armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

The 41-day standoff between armed militia men and government officials resulted "in devastating financial, physical and emotional harm to a community and its residents; and the loss of one life."

At the time, Shea said he had gone on a "fact-finding mission."

State Rep. Laurie Jinkins, a Democrat, said the House needed time to review and digest the full report prior to taking further action.

She added: "In its 130-year history, I am unaware of House members ever having received such a comprehensive and disturbing investigatory report about another member."

The gravity of the findings prompted the Chief Clerk's Office to forward the report to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI, Jinkins said.

"We respect Rep. Shea's right to free speech and his personal beliefs, but those ideals are not what this is about," she added. "This is about a state lawmaker who, according to the investigative findings, engaged in an act of domestic terrorism rather than choosing political or legal avenues to change laws and policies he disagrees with."

Shea could be removed from the state House entirely but that would require a two-thirds majority vote of House members, and, the nonprofit news site Crosscut reports, that "has happened only once in the history of Washington's Legislature."

Rick Wiles #racist #fundie friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Right-wing pundit and professional anti-Semite Rick Wiles, who recently said COVID-19 was homophobic, isn’t even in his studio right now but that hasn’t stopped him from blaming Jews for anything he can.

On last night’s ”TruNews” episode, he sent a message to Israel that COVID-19 was infecting synagogues — they’re closed in Israel due to the virus — because Jews oppose Jesus Christ.


Stay out of those things,” Wiles said of the synagogues. “There’s a plague in them. God’s dealing with false religions. God’s dealing with those who oppose his son, Jesus Christ. He’s dealing with the forces of Antichrist. There is a plague moving upon the Earth right now, and the people that are going into the synagogues are coming out with the virus.

It’s spreading in Israel through the synagogues,” Wiles continued. “God is spreading it in your synagogues! You are under judgment because you oppose his son, Jesus Christ. That is why you have a plague in your synagogues. Repent and believe on the name of Jesus Christ, and the plague will stop.

Keep in mind most churches have closed, too. But Wiles seems to think the virus hates Jews as much as he does, and that converting to Christianity will somehow end the pandemic.

It’s bad enough Wiles doesn’t understand science. He’s using that ignorance to be a bigot in other ways.

Remember: Rick Wiles still gets press credentials for White House briefings.

Ann Vandersteel #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

During last Thursday’s episode of her “Steel Truth” program, right-wing QAnon conspiracy theorist Ann Vandersteel speculated that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak may have been orchestrated by the “deep state” and/or the British government in order to destabilize global markets, weaken the American economy, and prevent President Donald Trump from being reelected.

Vandersteel, who was unceremoniously disavowed by the Trump campaign last year after she repeatedly claimed to be a member of Trump’s 2020 campaign advisory board, said the virus seems to be especially deadly to “Asian males,” which led her to speculate that it may have been intentionally released in China to disrupt Trump’s trade agreement with that country, thereby undermining the U.S. economy.

“Is this perhaps a ploy to try to take down President Trump’s roaring economy that we have by sabotaging the markets, by creating fear porn and fear-mongering while they’re also killing Chinese people by the thousands?” she wondered. “Is that a strategy that the deep state would actually use?”

“Perhaps maybe the Crown, the Brits, who are not too fond of the Chinese, may have some sort of ulterior motive?” Vandersteel added. “These people don’t want President Trump to win. They don’t want him reelected. If you have him reelected, you know the deep state is going down … so I look at this as an opportunity to shake the core of what President Trump hangs his hat on, which is the economy. You rattle our stock market, and we have a dip and people go, ‘Oh, it was basically nothing but propped up stuff. This isn’t real, and we need to look to Bernie Sanders to bail us out.'”

Pat Robertson #fundie #transphobia rightwingwatch.org

After airing a story about gender transition on “The 700 Club” today, televangelist Pat Robertson declared that the transgender movement is “a satanic move to keep people from having children.”

“The devil has found a new way to keep people from bearing young in the image of God,” Robertson said. “To think that these people will then be neutered, they will not be able to be married, to have successful families, they won’t have children to look after them in their old age. I mean, they are throwing away their whole future on this nonsense that comes about in this politically correct environment.”

We have no idea where Robertson is getting the absurd notion that transgender people cannot get married, have children, and build “successful families.”

“We cannot allow this to happen in our country, ladies and gentlemen,” he added. “It is an attack of the enemy against human beings. God says, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and subdue the earth and possess it.’ Be fruitful and multiply. But the devil says, ‘Oh no, you are creating boys and girls, young babies in the image of God and we won’t permit that.’ So we are just a bunch of suckers buying into a lie.”

Anonymous Fundie #homophobia friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Two weeks ago, the Westerville City Council in Ohio voted 4-3 to add sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the list of classes receiving non-discrimination protection. It’s no longer legal to be denied housing or employment, for example, just because you’re LGBTQ.[…]

Council member Valerie Cumming voted in favor of that change, and she now says her family has been targeted by conservative activists as a result.

“On Sunday afternoon I arrived home from our Thanksgiving vacation to find that someone left a bag on my doorstep with two copies of an article titled ‘Democrats and their Coalition of the Damned.‘”

With a cover letter saying “Happy Thanksgiving from Your Neighbors,” the letter says “pro-choice women…should ask themselves, if I had crossed my legs instead of my fingers…” and refers to “…organized sexual deviants demanding acceptance of their perversions by the general culture.”

“There were two copies of it — one addressed to me, and one addressed to my children,” Cumming said…

Jesse Lee Peterson #fundie rightwingwatch.org

On his radio program today, right-wing commentator and pastor Jesse Lee Peterson responded to the news that Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings had died by declaring “that’s what happens when you mess with The Great White Hope,” which is the term he uses to describe President Donald Trump.

“He dead,” Peterson said. “That’s what happens when you mess with The Great White Hope. Don’t mess with God’s children.”

“Don’t mess with The Great White Hope,” he repeated. “You see what happens.”

“If you notice, John McCain, he dead. Charles Krauthammer, he dead. And Elijah Cumming, now he dead,” Peterson declared. “They all didn’t like The Great White Hope, they went against him, they talked about him, now they all dead. That’s amazin’.”

Various Christian Cowards #fundie #homophobia friendlyatheist.patheos.com

There are many ways to respond inappropriately to someone else’s loss of a loved one, but the abuse received by Reverend Richard Coles, who lost his partner to an illness, takes “inappropriate” to a whole new level.

Coles is a musician, priest in the Church of England, and a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing (similar to Dancing with the Stars). He announced the death of Rev. David Coles last week:

@RevRichardColes
I’m very sorry to say that @RevDavidColes has died. He had been ill for a while. Thanks to the brilliant teams who looked after him at @KettGeneral. Funeral details to follow. “The Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended”.

Given Richard Coles’ popularity, there was an outpouring of love and support, but not everyone was on the same page, as he explained days later:

@RevRichardColes
99.99999% loveliness from people and then a small but lively correspondence from Christians who wish me to know that D is in hell and I will follow. It’s like the Khmer Rouge suddenly popping up in a stream of condolence.

He said: “A letter, courageously unsigned, begins: ‘Dear Mr Coles, I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to hear of the death of your partner…’.”

In a follow-up tweet, he added: “It continues: ‘I have been praying for your pain for a long time now…’.”

Of all the terrible things to say to someone in mourning — “He’s in a better place now”; “This happened for a reason”; “I understand how you feel” — claiming happiness over someone’s grief might be the most cruel.

It’s unfathomable how any reasonable person could think that’s appropriate, much less loving. Especially if the goal is to somehow “convert” Coles to heterosexuality and/or a specific conservative denomination of Christianity. What on earth would he find attractive about such a group?

For his part, Coles seems to be handling the abuse with a degree of positivity:

A short while later he tweeted: “The horrible letters: they don’t touch me. I am right now an expert in pain, the real kind, and these are paper darts among the incoming, and just leave me mildly curious about the state of mind of the writer.”

He’s a good guy. It’s too bad he has to deal with miserable souls who have an urge to project their own pain onto someone else.

Bryan Fischer #fundie #homophobia rightwingwatch.org

Last week, the Hallmark Channel announced that it was pulling ads for the wedding planning website Zola.com after the religious right organization One Million Moms complained about the ads showing two brides kissing. After an outcry about that decision, Hallmark reversed course and apologized.

One Million Moms is a project of the American Family Association, and yesterday, the AFA’s Bryan Fischer used his “Focal Point” radio program to blast Hallmark for supposedly caving to “the gay gestapo.”

Fischer bragged that One Million Moms had been able to pressure Hallmark into pulling the ads and force the CEO of Crown Media, which owns Hallmark, to personally call AFA president Tim Wildmon to apologize.

“And then the gay gestapo, the bullies of the homosexual movement—and remember, their theme is ‘homosexuality uber alles,’ homosexual trumps everything—so they got a hold of Hallmark, they started getting in, getting after it, getting on Hallmark and they folded in about 48 hours. They completely collapsed,” Fischer griped. “They completely reversed. Now they are apologizing all over themselves for supporting normative sexuality.”

“Another victory for the gay gestapo,” Fischer said.

Perry Stone #fundie rightwingwatch.org

During the weekly “Firehouse Prayer” gathering held at his Omega Center International church in Tennessee last Thursday, right-wing pastor Perry Stone asked his congregation to pray against the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions towards Ukraine, and warned that if Democrats don’t back off, Christians may unify in prayer to ask God to strike them down.

For good measure, Stone also called out Right Wing Watch by name and predicted that we’ll have to apologize for being idiots when it happens.

Stone said there is “an unjust balance” in Washington because Hillary Clinton was allowed to “smash her BlackBerrys to keep the government from seeing what’s on them” and was not prosecuted for treason for keeping “four classified letters on a server,” while Trump, he contended, has been the victim of an unrelenting conspiracy to remove him from office that he alleged “was actually funded by George Soros.”

“The one thing that we have as Christians, as true believers, is the power of fasting and prayer,” Stone said, citing several biblical passages in which leaders “who attempted to delay and hinder the will of God” where “supernaturally removed by very strange diseases.”

“It is not about messing with a person, it is about messing with a sovereign plan,” he added. “When God has a sovereign plan, he himself will fight against people.”

“What the ungodly, unbiblical, Christ-haters in America do not understand,” Stone warned, “is that the true body of Christ that prays in the Holy Ghost, that has the power of God—and there are many of us, there are millions of us in America—if we so choose and decide to set out heart and our mind to fasting and prayer, we can move the hand of God to do anything that he would desire to do and give him the will—we have to choose, of course—to have his freedom, to say, ‘God, go do your thing right now.'”

“It may come to the body of Christ fasting and praying and asking God to clean house himself,” he continued. “This is going on the internet and I’m sure somebody will pick up what I’ve said. Right Wing Watch, I know you watch me, so go ahead and post what I just said and let’s see what happens. And then when it happens, you can apologize for being an idiot.”

Scott Lively #fundie #psycho rightwingwatch.org

On today’s episode of the “Pass The Salt Live” webcast, host Dave Daubenmire interviewed Trump–loving radical right-wing activist Scott Lively, who used the opportunity to declare that abortion providers should be put to death.

“If I had my way, we would be executing abortionists after trial,” Lively said. “They are committing mass murder and if we truly had a just justice system, they would be tried and they would be executed for what they’re doing. That is how serious the problem is.”

Lively, who twice ran for governor in Massachusetts, added that he wanted to “make absolutely clear” that he was not calling for vigilante justice, but rather the creation of a justice system that operates according to the dictates of biblical law whereby the testimony of two witnesses is required in order to put someone to death.

Josh Bernstein #conspiracy #psycho rightwingwatch.org

Radical right–wing commentator Josh Bernstein appeared on Bill Deagle’s “NutriMedical Report” radio program earlier this week, where he said that the report released by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the origins of the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016 should result in Obama-era officials being publicly executed during halftime at the Super Bowl.

The report concluded that the launching of the investigation was justified and devoid of political bias, but it also noted that several significant errors were made during the process. For Bernstein, that was enough to demand blood.

“James Comey, Andrew McCabe, all of them, they’re all guilty,” Bernstein said. “They should be swinging from nooses at halftime at the next Super Bowl. That’s what they should be doing.”

Bernstein went on to declare that anyone who is even thinking of voting Democratic in the 2020 elections should put a bullet in their own head.

“You’ve got Fat Jerry, you’ve got Nancy Legosi, and you’ve got Adam Schiffless, all trying to say that this president committed treason,” he said. “That’s how insane this party is. They are so dangerous to the survival of our country that anyone who even has half a brain cell left in their head, if they vote for anyone but President Trump, you might as well put a gun to your head and put one bullet in it and keep flipping the thing and seeing what happens.”

Robert Jeffress #fundie #racist rightwingwatch.org

Right-wing evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress, who has a long history of attacking other religions, spoke at the White House’s Hanukkah celebration Wednesday, HuffPost reported. In 2011, Jeffress said that Mormons, Muslims, Jews, and gays are destined for Hell, as Right Wing Watch reported at the time.

During President Donald Trump’s speech, Trump spotted Jeffress in the crowd and chose the moment to praise the evangelical pastor.

“And, by the way, Robert Jeffress, I see you right here. And what a tremendous faith leader you are and a tremendous man you are,” Trump said. “Pastor, thank you for being here so much also. We appreciate it. We have so many people and so many great faith leaders here, and I want to thank you all for being here. It’s fantastic. This is a great, great day. We appreciate it very much, Robert. Thank you very much.”

Trump later invited Jeffress and attorney Alan Dershowitz, who Trump may add to his impeachment defense team and who has been accused of being involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking, up to the stage. Trump added that he liked the pastor because Jeffress praised him on talk shows.

“We’ve never had such evangelical Christian support. Jeff, come on up. Jeff. Come on up here, Jeff,” Trump said, waving him on stage. “But Robert Jeffress–I didn’t know him, but he–I watched him. And I’d watch him on different shows, and I’d say, ‘I like that guy. Man, he talks really great about me. And I like people that talk well about me.’”

Trump said he thought his administration had “made more progress toward faith leaders” and noted that it “got rid of the Johnson Amendment, which was a disaster.” The Johnson Amendment had prohibited churches from participating and intervening in political campaigns and had long been a target of conservative Christian groups.

“I think Donald Trump is the most pro-faith president in history when you look at what he has done for people of all faiths,” Jeffress said. “And, Mr. President, you know, Jewish and Christian believers alike believe what God said to Abraham in Genesis 12–that God would bless those who bless Israel, and He would curse those who curse Israel.”

“And I want to thank you, Mr. President, for being the kind of president who has the courage to stand up and be, when it comes to Israel, on the right side of history,” Jeffress continued. “But most importantly, you’re on the right side of God. And that’s why you are not going to fail, and we’re going to stand behind you 100 percent.”

Jeffress said in 2011, “Judaism, you can’t be saved being a Jew.” He recently mocked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Catholic faith and claimed that Democrats worship the demon god “Moloch, who allowed for child sacrifice.” In August, Robert Jeffress asserted that Sen. Bernie Sanders is “completely illiterate when it comes to what the Old Testament teaches about Israel,” as are all Jews who vote for Democrats.

David Fowler #fundie #homophobia friendlyatheist.patheos.com

This week, every single one of the 95 county clerks in the State of Tennessee received threatening letters accusing them of breaking the law and violating civil rights… all for doing their jobs by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


The letters in question came from David Fowler, a practicing lawyer who is deeply involved in efforts to challenge the 2015 Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal across the United States of America.

As general legal counsel for the Constitutional Government Defense Fund, an initiative run by Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT), he was involved in the state’s earliest challenges the Obergefell ruling. Currently, he’s also partnering with Tennessee Independent Baptists for Religious Liberty (TIBRL) as they file a legal challenge against the Tennessee Department of Health, claiming ministers’ conscience rights are being violated when the government requires them to sign marriage certificates that “define marriage without regard to the sex of the two parties.”

That case appears to have inspired him to send the letters, which refer repeatedly to the TIBRL case, using dense, intimidating legal language to implicate county clerks in a violation of his clients’ civil rights:

The Department’s Certificate is inextricably tied to the marriage license issued by County Clerks that, according to Tenn. Code Ann. 36-3-103(a), is the legal document that actually authorizes my clients to solemnize the marriages they conduct by ceremony… However, the issuance of licenses by county clerks to persons other than a “male and female contracting party” as stated in Tenn. Code Ann. 36-3-103(a)(1) presents my clients with a grave civil rights issue of conscience under the Tennessee [Constitution], Article I, section 3, as well as a grave civil rights issue under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the free exercise of religion and government-compelled speech.

Confused? That’s probably the goal.

In conversation with noted LGBTQ news outlet The Washington Blade, Fowler described his intentions:

The purpose of the letter was simply that which was stated, to call to the attention of our county clerks the constitutional fact that the provisions in our state constitution applicable to marriage licenses have not been enjoined by a court or repealed by vote of the people, meaning they have not been excused from complying with it and, because they are purely administrative officials, they have no judicial authority to interpret the U.S. Constitution or the Tennessee Constitution, or to interpret licensing statutes in light of the language in the two Constitutions and the Obergefell ruling. They are not judges.
Neither are all of us, but we have to follow the law, too.

In any case, Fowler is just admitting that he wants to make county clerks nervous that they might be falling afoul of the law if they continue to do their jobs as they’ve been instructed.

It’s true that, as it currently stands, the state’s Constitution defines marriage as existing only between one man and one woman and insists that any other understanding of marriage is “void and unenforceable.”

However, following the historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision on marriage equality, even the state’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, acknowledged that Tennessee was legally obligated to abide by the Supreme Court’s decision — a fact that Fowler neglected to mention in his letters. It’s the same reason that some states have constitutional provisions blocking atheists from holding public office even though those laws are all unenforceable.

According to Chris Sanders, president of the Tennessee Equality Project, Fowler’s letters amount to little more than a bad-faith attempt to undermine settled law:

We are well aware that some continue to look for ways to deny and ignore the plain meaning of the Obergefell ruling and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Marriage equality is equal protection of the laws, and it is the law of the land.

It’s hard to avoid the impression that Fowler is playing with emotional manipulation here. He’s sent county clerks hefty packets with an important-looking letter full of hard-to-parse jargon, backed up by no less than five enclosures packed with legalese, and he’s playing on understandable fears of repercussions in the hope that maybe, somewhere in Tennessee, some LGBTQ couple will have a harder time getting a marriage license because of him.

Does he seriously believe this is what Jesus would have done? (Does it even matter to people like him?)