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Jesse Lee Peterson #racist rightwingwatch.org

Right-wing radio host Jesse Lee Peterson kicked off his radio program yesterday by railing against Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s proposal to provide a universal basic income to all American adults and declaring that Yang “should go back to China or wherever he came from.”

Yang was born in Schenectady, New York.

“There is this little Asian guy or Chinese guy or whatever he is, he should go back to China or wherever he came from,” Peterson said. “You allow these people to come into our country and they come in with their socialist, communist ideas.”

“Can we send this guy back to wherever he came from?” Peterson continued. “Let him go over there and give away free stuff. Why is he coming here to turn America into the place that he left?”

“What a sick person,” he added. “Beta male. They need to send him back to Taiwan or wherever he came from.”

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Jesse Lee Peterson #sexist rightwingwatch.org

Earlier this week, Republican Rep. Sean Duffy announced that he was resigning from Congress because his wife, Fox News commentator Rachel Campos-Duffy, is pregnant with the couple’s ninth child and the child is facing health issues that will require open-heart surgery after she is born.

Right-wing radio host Jesse Lee Peterson reacted to this news on his radio show yesterday by repeatedly mocking Duffy as a “beta male” while declaring that Campos-Duffy is “selfish” for having a job instead of staying at home and raising her family.

“Why does she have to work?” Peterson asked. “Why doesn’t she stay home, be a wife, a mother, and help raise the children? And now this guy has to step down because this baby apparently has some issues … He shouldn’t quit his job for that. I guarantee you she is making him do it.”

“This woman is a selfish, egotistical woman and this man is too beta male to make her do the right thing,” Peterson continued. “This woman is a selfish woman. She has nine kids and she’s trying to be like a man, ‘I want to be seen by the world as such a working woman.’ Women, God has given you the gift of being the assistant of the man, to watch over his children, to make sure things are well at home, to be there when the kids come home, to cook, clean, provide in that way. There is no greater job for a woman than that. And I don’t know why these men would marry these women if they don’t have that mindset. It’s like being married to another man. It’s selfishness, it’s not love.”

“She has control over him,” Peterson added. “He’s a beta male. So Sean Duffy, Representative Duffy, you are a beta male! It’s ridiculous, really ridiculous, and it’s sad for the children. Nine children? You need to be home, and the man, you need to be out providing and being the light for your family … Men, you need to come back to your proper state of being so God can give you the right kind of woman to marry. I wouldn’t recommend you marry these educated women with these degrees; they don’t make for good wives and mothers.”

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Josh Bernstein #conspiracy #pratt rightwingwatch.org

During his appearance on Bill Deagle’s radio program yesterday, radical right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein called on President Trump to order the military to arrest the heads of social media companies for supposedly censoring conservative voices on their platforms and warned that failing to do so will result in “millions of Americans” rising up to address the issue “by any means possible.”

“What President Trump needs to do is he needs to arrest the heads of Google, Twitter, and Facebook and shut down Silicon Valley,” Bernstein declared. “I would go in with the federal government and shut it down because what they are doing is illegal. They are usurping the First Amendment’s freedom of speech. They must be shut down. And if not, we need to figure out a way to get them gone.”

“The federal government needs to get involved and if they have to send the military in and drag these MFers out by their hair, that’s what needs to happen,” he added. “They are not going to sit here and destroy the freedom of speech in America and our Constitution that we have fought for and bled for and died for for hundreds of years. We are not going to let it happen. And I will tell you right now, if they continue to do this, they are going to have a major problem, not just from people like me but millions of Americans that are not going to put up with this. Let me tell you, we will take care of this by any means possible.”

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Dave Daubenmire #racist #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

On his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning, Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire showed off an old Bible that he recently purchased at an estate sale and used it to suggest that millions of Jews had not been killed in the Holocaust.

Daubenmire, who is blatantly anti-Semitic, highlighted a list contained in his copy of the “Pronouncing Edition of the Holy Bible“—which was published in 1900 and claimed that there were 7.5 million Jews in the world at the time—and used it to question how six million Jews could have been killed in the Holocaust just a few decades later.

“I’m not going to get into the depth about it because you are going to call me names,” Daubenmire said. “In 1900, there were 7,500,000 in the world. This ain’t forged. Folks, 7,500,000 Jews in the world. Can somebody explain to me how six million of them died in Germany? That is all I am going to say. I’ll let you figure the rest out.”

“Forty years later, six million of them died?” he added. “In Germany? They were all in Germany and died in Germany? Uh oh, I’m making some of you nervous.”


The figure of 6 million deaths of Jews in the Holocaust does not simply refer to the numbers of German Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis, nor of simply of those who died in Germany; it includes those who died in death camps located in Poland, Ukraine and other European countries. Furthermore, the Pew Research Center estimates the total population of European Jews in 1939, before the war began, at 9.5 million, based on historical research by Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Rick Wiles #racist rightwingwatch.org

During his daily “Morning Manna” broadcast earlier this week, End Time radio and television host Rick Wiles told Christians that “God did not inspire the formation of Judaism” and instructed them to get rid of any items containing the Star of David image because it is an occult symbol.

“I know this is difficult for many Christians to grasp, but God did not inspire the formation of Judaism,” Wiles said, asserting that modern-day Judaism was created during the Babylonian exile and is rooted in the false teaching of the Talmud mixed with Babylonian occult beliefs and worship.

“I’m sorry to shock all the hardcore Christians Zionists,” he said, “but modern-day Israel’s Star of David flag has nothing to do with King David and ancient Israel. It has nothing to do with God. The Star of David flag was inspired by Kabbala. The star in Israel’s flag is the same star god condemned by God in Amos 5:26, which says, ‘But you carried a tabernacle for your Moloch and the image of your idols and the star of your god, which you made to yourself.'”

“I will be very direct with you,” Wiles continued. “If you have a flag, a pendant, a poster, any item with the Israeli Star of David image, you have an occult image in your home, in your church, in your office or on your body and I say to you now, get rid of it. Maybe you didn’t know it until now and God will allow you some grace here because you didn’t know what it was. But I’m telling you now that that Star of David image that you are wearing or that you have in your church or in your office or on your website, I am telling you it is Babylonian occult Kabbala imagery and now you know it, now you have to make a decision what you are going to do with it because now you don’t have that grace to say, ‘Well, I didn’t know what it was.’ I just told you what it is, it is Kabbala occult imagery. ”

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Gordon Klingenschmitt #homophobia rightwingwatch.org

On a recent episode of his “Pray In Jesus Name” program, religious right activist and former Colorado state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt and his guest, right-wing journalist Alex Newman, agreed that teaching students about LGBTQ history should be illegal.

Klingenschmitt was outraged that Colorado recently enacted legislation requiring public schools to adopt LGBTQ-friendly curriculum, claiming that it will result in teachers delivering “mandatory homosexual lectures to children.”

“They’re redefining all of the textbooks,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense. Years ago, this would be pedophiles recruiting and grooming children for their own perverse pleasure down the road. Why don’t we see this as an illegal measure of recruiting children into sodomy?”

“That is exactly how we should see it,” replied Newman, who is a regular contributor to the John Birch Society magazine, The New American. “Years ago, these people would have gone to prison for this sort of stuff, exposing children to obscene material, grooming children, exposing them to sexual and indecent material. That’s a crime.”

“The government schools all across America are still exposing the children to this stuff,” he continued. “It’s getting more and more obscene. And I think, quite simply, they have accomplished a radical transformation of the culture using the government school system with kind of air support from the far-left media, and from Hollyweird; the Satanic propaganda, the filth, the LGBT agenda that comes out of all of these places.”

“We can already start to see what is happening,” Newman added. “The breakdown of the family, skyrocketing abortion numbers, school shootings, the collapse of our society … It is an abomination. It is a tragedy of immense proportions and, honestly, I don’t think our society is going to survive another generation or two of this.”

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Rick Wiles #racist #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles dedicated his entire “TruNews” program last night to denouncing Jews because of the soon-to-be-released Hollywood movie, “The Hunt,” which features a plot in which wealthy elites gather to hunt humans for sport.

Wiles, who is deeply anti-Semitic and dedicates many of his TruNews programs to railing against Israel and the Jews—yet still regularly receives press credentials from the White House—declared that the film was an explicit warning from rich Jews that they intend to kill Christians in America.

“It’s time to shut down Jewish Hollywood,” Wiles fumed. “They’re talking about murdering conservative Christian rural citizens in this country. That’s no joke. The Jews of Hollywood spent tens of millions of dollars to produce that movie. This is not a joke, this isn’t satire. They’re sending a message: get ready to kill conservatives.”

“The Jews are plotting a Jacobin revolution in this country,” he continued. “If that hasn’t convinced you, what will it take? Next year, when they’re shooting you?”

“Rich, powerful Jews are telling you to your face, ‘We are going to hunt you down,'” Wiles declared. “I didn’t make that movie. The Jews in Hollywood made that movie. It wasn’t made by Presbyterians. It wasn’t made by Roman Catholics. It wasn’t made by Methodists. It was made by elite, rich Jews who hate Christians.”

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John Merrill #homophobia friendlyatheist.patheos.com

How do you win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate if you’re from Alabama? Considering that Roy Moore came ever-so-close to doing it, we can safely say being a child molester doesn’t hurt.

But being a fan of Game of Thrones? That might do it.

AL Secretary of State John Merrill, who’s in that race, said over the weekend that TV is no good anymore because everything is gay gay gay.


Yellowhammer News reports that Merrill was asked to comment on the “shift in the culture”:

“[T]hat’s what we’ve allowed to happen,” Merrill said. “How have we allowed it to happen? There are no more good TV shows on like ‘Gunsmoke,’ ‘Bonanza,’ ‘The Virginian,’ ‘Andy Griffith,’ ‘I Love Lucy.’ We don’t have those shows anymore. We’re too interested in homosexual activities. We’re too interested in seeing how this family’s finding a way to mess on this family or to see how people are trying to date on TV, or having wife-swapping on TV. That’s what we watch. When we push back against that, and we quit allowing it to be in our homes — that’s how those changes have occurred because we’ve allowed them to slowly but surely come into our lives.”

Trashy TV has always been around, which is to say there are plenty of reasons to talk about what’s wrong with the medium. But it’s downright ignorant to pretend we’re worse off than we were several decades ago. What we have now are more creative outlets, with a more diverse array of characters, and an ability for creators to tell stories that were rarely, if ever, told in the past. That’s a huge plus, even if a bunch of shows aren’t to your liking.

Of course Merrill can’t deal with gay characters in TV, because that would require admitting gay people deserve some empathy as fellow humans. (Not every show with gay characters is all about sex, and plenty of “straight” shows are full of it.)
It’s also telling which shows Merrill holds up as the classics: the ones that featured a very uncomplicated sort of America that never truly existed. Not shows that challenged viewers or ever made them reach beyond their comfort zones. (Even I Love Lucy had the main couple sleeping in separate beds. Like normal married couples do.)

It’s exactly the sort of thing you’d expect from people who only ever claim to love one book.

When asked later what he meant by “homosexual activities,” Merrill didn’t get specific.

Asked to explain what he meant, Merrill said, “I meant what I said. People are too interested in anything that is not uplifting, edifying. They’re too busy being preoccupied with homosexual activities and the wife swap shows.”

He declined to give examples of how Americans are too preoccupied with “homosexual activities.”

He can’t give examples. He just knows homosexuality is evil. Isn’t that enough for you people?!

As we’ve said before, no one is more preoccupied with what gay men do in the bedroom than straight white conservative Christians. It’s all they ever think about.

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Rick Wiles #racist #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

On last night’s episode of his “TruNews” program, End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles once again claimed that Jewish “kill teams” are carrying out mass shootings in America in order to pressure the government to implement gun control and disarm Christians so that they can be executed.

Wiles, who is deeply anti-Semitic and dedicates many of his TruNews programs to railing against Israel and the Jews—yet still regularly receives press credentials from the White House—has dubbed these death squads “Irgun,” which was a Zionist paramilitary force that endorsed the use of violence to establish a Jewish homeland in Israel in the 1930s and 40s. Wiles claims that the same force is operating in America today.

“There are kill teams,” Wiles said, “death squad kill teams moving throughout America, killing, slaughtering innocent Americans. And there is an agenda and I have named it Irgun and I am risking my life saying it’s Irgun. I-R-G-U-N. Irgun! The country is being taken over.”

“Irgun has kill teams in America,” Wiles shouted. “We’re at the end of this country. They’re slaughtering innocent people on a Saturday afternoon, shopping at Walmart. My God, what does it take to get the American people to wake up and defend themselves? To our Palestinian friends, to all of our Arab friends, Irgun is in America, the same terrorists that took the Arab lands in 1948, they’re here in America, killing us. I’m risking my life saying this. If something happens to me, know who did it.”

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Chris Cantwell #racist #psycho rollingstone.com

(Hey all, Weepy Bitch is threatening to totes annihilate the eeeeeevil Left if they don’t stop upholding laws and prosecuting weak-willed murderers!)

Chris Cantwell, a.k.a. the “Crying Nazi,” responded to the conviction of James Fields, who was found guilty of first-degree murder for plowing a car into protesters in Charlottesville, by threatening “complete and total destruction” of “Charlottesville and the broad left” in a post on social network Gab.

On Friday, Fields, who killed paralegal and civil rights activist Heather Heyer, was convicted of first-degree murder as well as hit and run and aggravated malicious wounding of eight of the 35 people who were injured by his vehicle. Fields had driven from his home in Ohio to Charlottesville to attend the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally, organized by white supremacist nationalists.

In his post, Cantwell claimed the conviction would create “an army of fanatics who are ready to die” and “drive us toward [Charlottesville and the left’s] complete and total destruction, as a matter of necessity for our very survival.” But, contrarily, Cantwell also distanced himself and his followers from Fields, describing him as as “best as I can tell… a good, if troubled man” but claimed he was “not a soldier” in their movement. Because apparently “good, if troubled” men intentionally send their car careening into a crowd of innocent people.

Cantwell earned the nickname of the “Crying Nazi” when he posted a video of himself crying when he learned there was a warrant out for his arrest for his role in the violence in Charlottesville. “One minute I’m a fucking white supremacist terrorist and the next minute I’m a fucking crybaby?” he whined to The Daily Beast in an interview after his arrest. “I’m a goddamn human being.”

In May, he claimed to be an FBI informant, although the claim appears to be unsubstantiated. Cantwell was also banned from dating platform OkCupid “for life” after his profile went viral in the wake of the Charlottesville rally.

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Dave Gahary, James Fetzer and Mike Palecek #conspiracy splinternews.com

The publisher of a book claiming the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax apologized to Lenny Pozner, the father of one of the victims, several weeks ago, agreed to stop selling the book, and issued a statement saying he believes Pozner’s son Noah did really die in the attack. Shortly after, though, the publisher, Dave Gahary, auctioned off some of the last copies of the book with starting bids at more than twice the normal price. And in a recent conversation with Splinter, Gahary said he still has “questions” about what happened at Sandy Hook.

“My views aren’t so set in stone that I can say nobody died at Sandy Hook,” Gahary said. “I just have questions, like everybody else does.” (Most people do not have questions about Sandy Hook, a mass shooting in which 27 people died, 20 of them children, plus the perpetrator.)

Pozner, whose son Noah was the youngest victim in the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings, won a defamation lawsuit in mid-June against James Fetzer and Mike Palecek, the editors of the book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, which was published by Gahary’s Moon Rock Books. Pozner is the lead plaintiff in at least nine other defamation cases against Sandy Hook hoaxers, according to CBS.

Fetzer is an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a longtime promoter of various conspiracy theories; besides Sandy Hook, he’s called the Holocaust “falsified” and promoted conspiracy theories about the JFK assassination and 9/11. Palecek is a writer in Minnesota who describes himself as a “former federal prisoner for peace.” He’s also so little-known that some news stories about the case misspelled his name. Moon Rock Books publishes conspiracy titles claiming several mass casualty events, including the Parkland shootings and the Boston Marathon bombings, were all false flags.

A judge in Wisconsin issued a summary judgment against Fetzer and Palecek in mid-June; at the same time, in a settlement agreement that remains partially confidential, Gahary agreed to stop selling Nobody Died at Sandy Hook after June 30. (In response, Fetzer said that “my day in court did not turn out as expected,” and continued to insist that one of the pieces of evidence in his book was true.)

The two sides came to the agreement, Gahary told Splinter, when he traveled to Wisconsin from the Florida Panhandle to be deposed in the lawsuit (though his deposition ultimately didn’t happen).

“I was 100 percent sure [Pozner] wasn’t going to show up,” Gahary said. But Pozner did, and Gahary was in the room to watch his deposition. In the process, he says, something changed for him.

“One of the things that struck me was how gracious Lenny was to come there and answer all the questions,” Gahary said. Seeing him for many hours over a period of a few days, he added, “It was easy to come to the conclusion that the odds someone would be lying about this were very low. So I shook his hand, I apologized and said ‘If there’s anything I have done to contribute to your misery, let me know what I can do to minimize that.’”

Gahary and Pozner and their lawyers ultimately came to an agreement that Moon Rock Books would stop selling the books on June 30; both sides say that other settlement terms remain confidential.

As has been widely reported, Gahary also issued a statement apologizing to the Pozner family, saying in part: “My face-to-face interactions with Mr. Pozner have led me to believe that Mr. Pozner is telling the truth about the death of his son. I extend my most heartfelt and sincere apology to the Pozner family. As a result, Moon Rock Books has decided to discontinue publishing and selling Nobody Died at Sandy Hook.” (The rest of the statement can be read in full at The Wrap.)

The story could’ve tidily ended there, but it didn’t. Those heartfelt and sincere apologies didn’t mean that Moon Rock didn’t rush to sell out what suddenly became a hot, rare commodity. On June 23, they sent out an email blast announcing that slightly damaged copies of the book would be sold for half-price. Then, just before June 30, Gahary and Moon Rock Books auctioned off 10 copies of the first edition of the book, with starting bids at $50. (Gahary said that black-and-white versions of the book ordinary went for $20 and color for $30.)

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“The $50 [amount] was arrived at arbitrarily,” Gahary said. “We thought that instead of selling it for $100, let’s say, that we would put it out in an auction arena, an auction format and let people decide what the fair market value was of that, and I think they did.”

Gahary said he felt fine about the decision to sell the book for as long as possible, despite his conversation with Pozner.

“I didn’t have any discomfort selling the book,” he said. “I don’t have any discomfort selling these type of books because I think it’s up to the individual to make the decision. That’s the healthy thing that people should do. If they’re revolted by such a topic, that’s fine, that’s their feeling. If they’re excited about such a topic, that somebody’s talking about it and putting their thoughts down on paper into book form, that’s fine as well. I don’t really have any emotions when it comes to this, other than the emotion that people should never be restricted as to what they should be able to read. And I think that’s the overriding feeling that I have about all this. But it’s not that I ever wanted to hurt anybody’s feelings. That’s what I told him when I met him.”

In the end, Gahary said, the books all sold, one for more than $100. “What’s important was that decision was made and the books aren’t being sold anymore,” he said. He added that he wouldn’t sell another Sandy Hook book “because of my interactions with Lenny.”

“I would say no,” he said. “When I decide something I don’t change my mind. I’m never going to be compromised. I’m never going to have a lot of money. That’s the way I am. I sleep well at night. I don’t hurt anything. I don’t even kill insects. And I wouldn’t do it because I made him a promise and I’m a man of my word.”

But despite his newfound admiration for Pozner, Gahary also indicated to Splinter that he still has “questions” about Sandy Hook and the other parents and families whose children also died. In our conversation, he referenced a YouTube video popular among Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists that supposedly shows a Sandy Hook father “laughing” when he “thought he was off-camera,” as Gahary put it. (The videos are implying the father was an actor.)

“I know that many people have the same feeling, that this event in Sandy Hook is rather odd,” he added. “It’s not that I came to the conclusion that nobody died at Sandy Hook or that people did die at Sandy Hook. My position is that I wasn’t there. I don’t have firsthand knowledge. The government and the media have done many things historically, they have lied... That’s just a fact. For anybody to actually believe the government unequivocally and immediately and the mainstream media, they’re idiots. Why would you do that?”

Gahary continues to insist he can’t possibly know what really happened at Sandy Hook, not yet. “When I met Lenny I could only make a determination based on him,” he said. “Not the rest of the parents. Maybe if I met the rest of the parents, my views would change.”

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Liz Crokin #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Right-wing “journalist” and Trump–worshiping conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin posted a video on YouTube yesterday reacting to the news that Jeffrey Epstein, the hedge-fund multimillionaire with friends in high places who was awaiting trial for sexual assault and trafficking of minors, was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday. In her video, Crokin speculated that Epstein had either been secretly executed by a military tribunal or was allowed to be murdered by the “Clinton mafia” as part of a sting operation.

“Jeffrey Epstein did not commit suicide,” Crokin said. “I can guarantee you that 100 percent.”

“If Jeffrey Epstein is dead, I believe that it possibly could have been an execution,” she speculated, “and I believe he possibly could have already faced a military tribunal and been executed. I believe that’s what happened with John McCain, and I also believe that’s what happened with George [Bush] Sr. I think that is one possibility. So, if he is dead, the good guys, the white hats, they already got all the evidence they needed, they already got all the testimony that they needed to prosecute others and if he is dead, I believe he did go through a military tribunal and was executed.”

Crokin then raised the possibility that Epstein “was murdered by the Clinton mafia and it was staged to look like a suicide and that the murder was allowed to happen by the white hats.”

“The theory is that the good guys knew that the Clinton mafia would try to take Jeffrey Epstein out,” she said. “The theory is that the white hats allowed Jeffrey Epstein to be a sitting duck and allowed the Clinton mafia to knock him off in a sting operation so they could bust the Clintons in the act.”

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Mat Staver #homophobia rightwingwatch.org

Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver appeared on conservative Christian radio show Crosstalk last week to continue the Religious Right’s dishonest drumbeat against a non-binding resolution passed by the California General Assembly that calls on religious and other leaders to promote equitable and compassionate treatment of LGBTQ people in the state.

Staver claimed that the non-binding resolution was “essentially a directive” that “targets pastors and churches” and “discriminates” against Christian counselors and people who have “overcome” unwanted sexual attractions. Staver noted that the resolution’s sponsor, Assemblyman Evan Low, had offered but then withdrawn legislation last year that would have labeled conversion therapy fraudulent; Staver repeated the lie that the legislation would have “banned” portions of the Bible dealing with homosexuality.

But Staver went even further, charging that the addition of the “Q” to “LGBT” in the text of the resolution meant that it was promoting a “spectrum” that includes not only those who are homosexual or “gender confused,” but also “minor-attracted individuals” which he described as “somebody who wants to have sexual relationships with someone under the legal age.”

Staver repeated that charge when the conversation shifted to talk about federal legislation and cases awaiting Supreme Court action on whether the Civil Rights Act’s ban on discrimination on the basis of sex applies to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Staver denounced the Equality Act as “an LGBT propaganda bill” and the Do No Harm Act, which he said would “gut” the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

And when host Jim Schneider asked him about the more than 200 corporations that have signed a brief urging the Supreme Court to find that discrimination on the basis sexual orientation and gender identity is banned by the Civil Rights Act, Staver accused those companies of trying to get the Supreme Court to force Americans to support people who want to have sex with minors:

They’re trying to use their corporate clout to send a message to the United States Supreme Court to do what the Equality Act would do. And that is elevate sexual orientation and gender identity—and that’s this whole spectrum, by the way, that’s a huge spectrum, which includes gender identity, includes minor-attracted individuals. Now what is that? That’s someone who believes that sex with minors is OK, that it should not be stigmatized, or criminalized, that having multiple relationships, not being monogamous, is OK. They are really on board with all of that, that whole agenda. And they’re wanting to force it on the rest of the country, but they’re wanting to do it through a 5-to-4 vote at the United States Supreme Court.

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David Barton #fundie rightwingwatch.org

Earlier this month, Religious Right pseudo-historian David Barton asserted on his “WallBuilders Live” radio program that “religious folks” are entitled to “more protection” under the First Amendment than everyone else.

Barton was praising recent Supreme Court rulings having to do with the issues of religious liberty and expression, such as the Bladensburg cross case, and hailed the Court for supposedly recognizing that the Founding Father intended for religious citizens to be granted “added, special protection” under the Constitution … three times more protection, to be exact.

“Secular speech is protected by the Constitution,” Barton said, “but religious speech has several protections in the First Amendment.”

Barton said that while everyone has a right to free speech, religious speech and expression are “protected by three clauses,” which means that his speech is entitled to “more protection, if you will, than just normal, secular speech.”

He insisted that the idea that secular speech or expression should receive the same protections as religious speech or expression is unconstitutional because “that’s not what the First Amendment gave me.”

“It gave me more protection because I get my speech but if it’s religious, I get it twice, and if it is religious with others, I get it three times,” Barton claimed. “In addition to free speech, there is also free exercise of religion, which often involves free speech. For me to exercise my faith means I will speak about it, I will live it out, I will activate it, I will do it. And, by the way, I have the right to assembly, so I can get together with other believers and we can act out our faith … While religious folks have at least three different forms of protection under the First Amendment for their speech, secular folks have their protections as well for speech and assembly, but they just don’t have the same religious motivations.”

When Barton’s son, Tim, tried to clarify that all citizens “have the exact same protections that a religious person does,” Barton disputed that assessment.

“You actually get added protection because it singles out your religious expression,” he said, “That’s a level of protection the Founding Fathers wanted to make sure that religious folks had, so they singled that out to give, if you will, added protection if you’re a religious folk … The First Amendment says, ‘Hey, religion is so vitally important that you get added, special protection.’”

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Mark Taylor Chris McDonald #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

So-called “firefighter prophet” Mark Taylor appeared on Chris McDonald’s “The MC Files” program earlier this week, where the two once again asserted that actor Tom Hanks is a pedophile, which is a baseless smear that has gotten a good deal of traction in the right-wing fever swamps in recent months.

McDonald, who frequently hosts Republican Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee on his program, was alarmed by reports that a Disney cruise ship had supposedly passed by Jeffrey Epstein’s private island (Epstein, who was recently arrested for sexually abusing and trafficking minors, owns an island, Little Saint James, which is located off the coast of St. Thomas, which happens to be a port of call for Disney cruise ships.)

“We all know that Disney is one of the most sick organizations in this country,” he said. “They target children. They have become, really, a haven—their hierarchy, the executives—for transgenderism, homosexuality, lesbianism, and pedophilia. They have sunk to a level that people that put any money into Disney World should be ashamed of themselves.”

McDonald and Taylor asserted that Walt Disney was a Mason and that his theme parks are filled with Masonic symbolism, which promoted McDonald to declare that it’s “not by mistake that when the movie came out, ‘Saving Mr. Banks’—which basically had to do with Walt Disney—that none other than Tom Hanks was the one that played Walt Disney. And Tom Hanks has his own little issue right now with the questions of pedophilia and trafficking surrounding him.”

“Disney is not innocent,” responded Taylor. “There is a reason why you don’t want your kids watching any Disney programming—that’s why it’s called ‘programming,’ because they are programming your kids. It may look so innocent; trust me, it’s not—there’s frequencies in there, there’s pedophilia stuff in there, it’s just nasty. Don’t go Disney, guys, don’t take your kids to Disney. If you are a godly man or woman, nobody should be walking on that property with their family.”

Taylor asserted that “kids disappear all the time” from Disney parks and cruise ships, suggesting that they are being taken to Castaway Cay, which is a private island in the Bahamas that is leased by Disney for use by its cruise line.

“Tom Hanks filmed ‘Splash,’ there,” Taylor said, before noting that Hanks also starred in the film “Castaway.”

“No coincidences,” he said. “Anywhere Tom Hanks has been is already suspect at this point, because we know this guy’s history.”

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Tiffany FitzHenry #conspiracy #psychoceramics rightwingwatch.org

Tiffany FitzHenry, a self-described “bestselling author, public speaker, screenwriter, [and] Hollywood whistleblower,” appeared on Chris McDonald’s “The MC Files” program earlier this week, where she claimed that country music songs are actually spells used to control people, and that the musical scales used in contemporary music were designed to “change your DNA.”

FitzHenry claimed that she had recently been doing some editing work for “a massive, massive country music star” and was shown a “list of words” that the performer receives that must be used in their songs.

“There are lists of words that they get that they have to put these words, certain words, into their songs,” she said. “These are spells. If you’ve ever wondered, ‘Why does every country music song mention alcohol, whiskey?’ I think there was a study done that said 90 percent of country music songs in some form or fashion mention or make reference to, if not outright [promote] drinking. There has been a great illusion put over us and music is so powerful.”

FitzHenry went on to assert that “the music scale was changed” by the Rockefellers or Rothchilds back in the early part of the 20th century to shift it away from the natural frequency created by God.

“There is a frequency that is sort of the God frequency and then there is a frequency that is just sort of off from that,” she said. “Our scale of modern music [is] off from the real resonance, it’s just a scale down. We don’t realize it, but all of our music is tainted in this way and sound has a powerful influence, a powerful effect on our bodies, on our minds. We’re 75 percent water, and so when something reverberates though you, it changes your DNA.”

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Matt Walsh #fundie rightwingwatch.org

(tagging this “#fundie”, since “#asshole” doesn’t seem to be a thing.)

The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh argued on a podcast that the minimum wage should be placed at zero dollars per hour and argued that some people do work that is not worth a living wage.

Walsh, who earlier this year argued that 12-year-old rape victims should be forced to have children, streamed a podcast with The Daily Wire on Friday in which he argued that because it is feasible not to work, the minimum wage should not exist in the United States. His commentary comes after news that the House passed legislation that would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.

“Zero should be the baseline for work because that’s the baseline amount of effort you can put in,” Walsh explained. “It’s possible for someone to do zero work, which means that they have earned zero dollars.”

Walsh went on to describe a negative experience he had with a cashier at a McDonald’s restaurant in which the cashier he ordered from made him feel unwelcome. That cashier, and all fast food industry workers who behave like that cashier, he argued, deserve wages as low as 25 cents or 50 cents per hour.

“How could [their work] possibly be worth $15? It’s not. It’s not worth $8 an hour. Somebody like that—I guess that the company, the restaurant, the store, has some need for them. That’s why they’re still there. So, what are they worth? 50 cents an hour at most? 25 cents? They’re worth very close to zero. Maybe not zero, but very close to it. And so, that’s what they should be paid,” Walsh said.

Fast food workers that make him feel good, Walsh said, could be worth $30 or $50 per hour.

“It should be a situation where there are people [behind a fast food counter] who are making $35 an hour and there are people who are making 35 cents an hour. That’s how wide the gap should be between wages, because that’s how wide the gap in effort is and the wages should reflect that,” Walsh said.

Minimum wages exist to create a minimum standard of living for people who work and to stabilize the economy. The United States’ federal minimum wage has not increased since 2009, despite significant inflation, and 29 states and Washington, D.C., have minimum wages above the federal floor.

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Mark Chambers #homophobia #psycho joemygod.com

Carbon Hill mayor Mark Chambers has responded about recent controversial comments he made in a Facebook post. The post written in all capital letters said: “We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics.”

Chambers faced strong criticism from his constituents for the post and also for a response to his Facebook friend who wrote: “By giving the minority more rights than the majority. I hate to think of the country my grandkids will live in unless somehow we change and I think that will take a revolution.”

Chambers responded to that comment saying: “The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but without killing them out there’s no way to fix it.”

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Paul Ray Ramsey, Patrick Casey, Scott Greer, Matt Parrott and Brad Griffen #racist rightwingwatch.org

White nationalists, although having grown skeptical of the Trump administration for its support of Israel, still circled their wagons around Trump, defending the remarks against criticisms that they are stoking racial animosity in the United States.

Paul Ray Ramsey, a white nationalist who is known as “Ramzpaul” online, tweeted that the progressive congresswomen were “elected from their fellow tribesmen who were imported into America” and only love the United States for “the wealth that they can loot.” He added that “they dance with glee with the thought of eliminating us.” Patrick Casey, the leader of the white nationalist organization Identity Evropa (which has rebranded under a new name), wrote on Twitter that although he still has reservations about the Trump administration’s current policy trajectory, “Trump escalating his attacks on these four horrid women—women who simply do not belong in America, let alone in our government—is more than a little satisfying.”

Scott Greer, a disgraced Daily Caller editor who was fired after it was revealed he was writing articles in a white nationalist publication under a false name, praised Trump and wrote that the day he tweeted his attack on the congresswomen was “the day he became president.” Greer has longstanding connections to white nationalist circles in and around Washington.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a Republican former congressman, compared Trump’s rhetoric toward the congresswomen to that of David Duke, a longtime Klu Klux Klan leader whom Trump declined chances to disavow while on the campaign trail. Duke, who, like some other white supremacists, has slowly soured on Trump, took issue with that comparison, asserting that Trump would never praise white people as explicitly as Duke does.

But not everybody’s happy. White nationalist Matt Parrott ruefully wrote that Trump “doesn’t create white tribalism” with racist tweets, but rather “exploits the white tribalism which has been bubbling up and boiling over long before he even rode down the gilded escalator.” And Brad Griffin, who authors the blog Occidental Dissent under the name “Hunter Wallace,” seems to have had his fill of Trump, writing that Trump wasn’t “stoking white nationalism” in his tweets, since white nationalists “aren’t supporting him anymore.” Wallace alleged that Trump’s comments were really about the progressive women’s “lack of subservience to Israel.”

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Grayson Fritts #fundie #homophobia washingtonpost.com

(Some snippets from pastor, sheriff, and anti-LGBTQ screamer Grayson Fritts.)

…For roughly an hour, Fritts, who is also a detective with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, railed against members of the LGBTQ community –– referring to them as “sodomites,” “freaks” and “animals” –– and called on the government to carry out the proper punishment for the “capital crime.”

….“They are worthy of death,” he declared in a video originally released by the church that was later shared on social media.

…“I’m sick of sodomy getting crammed down our throats,” Fritts said at one point in the video, drawing attention to Taylor Swift’s recent efforts to fight anti-LGBTQ bills going through Tennessee’s state legislature.

“It’s infecting our culture, people,” he continued, later insisting that American culture had changed but the Bible isn’t “outdated.”

Fritts argued that the Bible demands that gays be put to death. And throughout the sermon, he spoke passionately about how it is the responsibility of the government to enforce those supposed teachings, not individual Christians — unless they are also police officers.

“God has instilled the power of civil government to send the police in 2019 out to the LGBT freaks and arrest them and have a trial for them, and if they are convicted, then they are to be put to death,” he said, earning approving murmurs from the crowd. Fritts later added that the “Bible says that sentence should be carried out speedily.”

These days, Fritts said it would be easy to spot a member of the LGBTQ community. They’re in grocery stores and your neighborhood Lowe’s being “flamboyant” and “walking around like a bunch of Twinkies,” he said. And then, there are the Pride parades.

“Man, hey call the riot team, we got a bunch of them,” Fritts said. “We have a bunch of them we’re going to get convicted because they have all their pride junk on, and they’re professing what they are, that they’re a filthy animal.”


One week later, LGBTQ people appeared to still be on Fritts’s mind as he dedicated another hour to delivering a sermon titled, “Sodomite Reprobates,” which he kicked off by griping about people “trying to mischaracterize our stance on homosexuals.”

“What I believe about homosexuals is straight from the word of God,” he said last Sunday.

…“The world looks at it and they’re like, ‘Oh, there’s Pastor Fritts. There’s that lone wolf . . . that one guy, that one Baptist pastor that’s just a lunatic, that’s just crazy,'” he said. “Guess what, there’s a lot of people that believe exactly like I believe.”


The problem now, Fritts said, is that all his “Baptist brethren have put their heads in the sand” because they don’t want to deal with the widespread criticism he’s facing.

“They’re weak, they’re spineless, and you know what, if the Bible says it, you need to say it. You need to preach it,” he said as people in the crowd could be heard saying “Amen” and “That’s right.”

But his words did little to quell the outrage as many continued to accuse him of “inciting violence” against the LGBTQ community and labeled him a “bigot.”

…“I’m not calling anybody in here to arms,” he said. “I’m not calling anybody here to violence. I’m saying it’s the government’s responsibility is what I said.”

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Rick Wiles #wingnut #fundie #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles warned on his “TruNews” program last night that the rise of companies like Impossible Foods, which is developing plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products, is part of a satanic plot to alter human DNA so that people can no longer worship God.

“When you go to your favorite fast food restaurant, you are going to be eating a fake hamburger,” Wiles said. “You’re going to go to the grocery store and buy a pound of fake hamburger or a fake steak, and you won’t know that it was grown in some big corporation’s laboratory. This is the nightmare world that they are taking us into. They’re changing God’s creation. Why? Because they want to be God.”

“God is an environmentalist,” Wiles continued. “He takes this very seriously. He created this planet, he created the universe and he’s watching these Luciferians destroy this planet, destroy the animal kingdom, destroy the plant kingdom, change human DNA. Why? They want to change human DNA so that you can’t be born again. That’s where they’re going with this, to change the DNA of humans so it will be impossible for a human to be born again. They want to create a race of soulless creatures on this planet.”

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David Hayes #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Yesterday, Dave Hayes, a self-declared prophet, Christian author, and online QAnon activist who is better known as the “Praying Medic,” posted a video in which he claimed that John Kerry and Barack Obama are behind the increasing tensions between the United States and Iran because they are trying to start a world war before President Trump has them publicly executed by the military.

Hayes claimed that Kerry and Obama and other members of the “deep state” are working to thwart Trump’s efforts to broker a peace deal with Iran because they seek to create a global conflagration that will destroy the United States and create a one-world government.

“They want Iran to continue building nuclear weapons and eventually be able to start World War III so they can get rid of Russia, they can get rid of the United States, and they can get rid of all international borders and have their big happy world global government,” Hayes said. “That’s the long term plan of people like Kerry and Obama. They’re trying to get this done before they go to prison.”

“Most of them are going to military tribunals and a lot of them are going to be facing the death penalty,” he added. “I honestly believe, I think we are going to see public executions. I think there is no other way to send a signal to corrupt people that you should never, ever try this again. I think the only way to do that is the military is going to oversee public executions of some people.”

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Rick Wiles #racist #fundie rightwingwatch.org

On Wednesday night’s episode of his “TruNews” program, during which he praised Alabama’s radical new anti-abortion law and warned that those who support reproductive rights will spend eternity being “aborted continuously forever” by demons in Hell, End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles also found time to blame Jews for the legalization of abortion in this nation in the first place, declaring that “we would not have abortion in America if it was not for powerful, influential rich Jews in America.”

Wiles returned to that theme on last night’s program, where he read from an op-ed in the Israeli paper Haaretz written by Debra Nussbaum Cohen, in which she argued that Alabama’s law is “a threat to my religious freedom as a Jew … because according to classical Jewish text and most rabbinic interpreters, a developing embryo or fetus is not ‘an unborn child’ or ‘person,’ but has the legal status of an appendage of the pregnant woman. It is part of her body, not a separate person, until the moment that a majority of a viable baby capable of independent life has been born.”

Wiles, who is deeply anti-Semitic and dedicates many of his TruNews programs to railing against Israel and the Jews yet still regularly receives press credentials from the White House, blasted Cohen’s op-ed and boldly declared that Christians are going to take back America from the Jews “and we are going to impose Christian rule.”

“We Christians are standing up and pushing out Zionism,” Wiles said. “That’s what we’re doing. Zionism brought the slaughter of 65 million babies to America and we’re going to end it and we are going to impose Christian rule in this country.”

“Why are you imposing Judaism on me?” he asked. “Because that’s exactly what’s been done in America since 1973 with Roe v. Wade. Judaism was imposed on me, on my Christian nation and we became a Jewish nation that kills babies. That’s against my Christian beliefs … Judaism became the law of the land in America. That’s precisely what the courts have ruled. They have based their rulings on the Zohar, on the Talmud, and now we have Zionistic Talmudic law ruling this country and resulting in the death of millions of babies. And Ms. Cohen, we Christians are standing up and we’re telling you that we’re done with Zionism, we’re done with your values. We are going to impose Christian values in America again, whether you like it or not.”

Wiles went on to declare that Jews have been able to impose their values on America because they controls the banks, the technology, and the media in this country, and have even been able to gain control over most Christian churches through bribery.

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Josh Bernstein #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Radical right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein posted a video today in which he declared that Rep. Ilhan Omar is a “cancer” and a “jihadist terrorist” who wants to kill Americans and should be charged with treason.

“We had Ilhan Omar laughing about Al Qaida,” Bernstein fumed. “A sworn enemy of the United States, people that want to kill us and have killed Americans, she laughs about them. She said on 9/11, ‘Some people did something.’ Yeah, people that you probably knew and supported, OK, Jihad Omar? And then she supports CAIR, she supports Hamas, she supports Hezbollah, she supports the Muslim Brotherhood, she probably supports ISIS.”

“This is an infiltrator,” he added. “This is somebody that’s not a member of Congress, this is somebody that is a jihadist terrorist that is inside Congress like a cancer [that] is trying to metastasize and spread her cancerous genes to other members to infect the body of our government. She wants to kill Americans and American policy and American freedom and liberty and prosperity by spreading hatred, by spreading lies, by spreading disinformation, and basically supporting people that are against the United States.”

“For that alone, I think she is treasonous,” Bernstein declared. “I think that she should be brought up on charges of treason for her activities and her associations with known terrorist groups … I think we ought to get serious about it, because these people have infiltrated our government. They weren’t elected to represent us; they were selected to destroy us.”

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Jesse Watters #wingnut #conspiracy mediamatters.org

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): Democrats have run this city. They control the city council and they control the mayor's office. They have allowed this thing to fester because they allow anything to happen, and now it's a radius, a 50-block radius, and they thought they had it contained, but now, it's started to infect other people. People go in to this place, but they don't come out.

I went in there one time with a camera crew, and we just drove around, and we wouldn't leave the car because it was so dangerous.

We saw drugged-out zombies chasing barefooted babies through piles of garbage with hypodermic needles and fire everywhere. It was the most depraved and disgusting thing I've ever seen in my life --

GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): That's saying a lot.

WATTERS: And you only have -- and that's saying a lot, and I've been around, and you only have one solution. You bulldoze the 50-block radius, and you institutionalize everybody and detoxify them, and then you let them out.

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Peter LaBarbera #homophobia rightwingwatch.org

A group of anti-LGBTQ activists gathered on the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to denounce the Court’s marriage equality ruling in Obergefell, which was handed down four years ago to the day. It was announced that some of the speakers would have to leave the gathering early in order to attend a meeting at the White House.

The two-hour anti-equality “rally”—really a handful of people talking mostly to themselves—was organized by longtime anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera. Speakers portrayed the LGBTQ movement, the Obergefell decision, and the Equality Act recently passed by the House as threats to children and to religious freedom.

LaBarbera has visions of turning this annual protest on the anniversary of the marriage equality decision into something akin to the massive annual March for Life that anti-choice protesters organize on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. LaBarbera has a long way to go in winning public support for his anti-equality agenda, but he and his pals clearly have influential friends in the Trump White House and on the increasingly Trumpified federal courts.

LaBarbera’s Americans For Truth About Homosexuality joined forces last year with MassResistance, whose leader has said that, according to God’s “very brutal” rules, LGBT activists—described as wanting to destroy society’s morality should be “destroyed.” And earlier this year, LaBarbera teamed up with a wildly anti-LGBTQ bunch to launch the “Gone Too Far” movement, whose premise seems to be that the bulk of the Religious Right movement is just too darn nice to homosexuals.

A few speakers from the Gone Too Far event joined LaBarbera in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, including Scott Lively, the notorious author of “The Pink Swastika,” as well as pastor Stephen Broden and “ex-gay” activist Stephen Black, who portrayed efforts to restrict harmful conversion therapy as an attempt to recruit children into homosexuality. Broden denounced “sodomites” and read from conservative justices’ dissents from the marriage equality ruling, and he called for state officials to “nullify”—refuse to abide by—what he called the “illegal” Obergefell ruling.

Lively provided a discourse of the five stages of “homofascism” and gave a long rant against former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, author of several landmark decisions advancing legal equality for LGBTQ people. Lively complained about the decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned sodomy laws that made gay people de facto criminals. But he said he hasn’t even read the Obergefell decision because he doesn’t believe it was legitimate because Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan had performed marriages for same-sex couples and therefore had a conflict of interest.

Two of the speakers were introduced with the announcement that would have to be leaving the gathering to attend a meeting at the White House: Tennessee Pastors Network President Dale Walker and Warriors for Christ’s Rich Penkoski.

Before heading to the White House, Walker screamed about what he said was the spread of hate crimes against Christians. He went on to brag about his recent victories in getting LGBT-themed displays removed from public libraries and in mobilizing protests against “Drag Queen Story Hour” library programs. Penkoski compared the LGBT movement to German Nazis. Last year, the Christian Broadcasting Network ran a sympathetic story about Penkoski when Facebook suspend the Warriors for Christ Facebook page over posts it classified as “hate speech.” Penkoski and others sued to stop state officials from recognizing gay marriage or respecting any statute treating sexual orientation as a civil rights matter. The case was appropriately titled, Penkoski v. Justice.

Also speaking was Jonathan Alexandre of Liberty Counsel Action, who called the Obergefell decision an attempt to “tear down” what is decent in society. The only good thing about the decision, he said, is that it “sounded an alarm to freedom-loving Americans.”

Michael Heath, former head of the Christian Civic League of Maine, and an advocate for criminalizing homosexuality, quoted St. John Chrysostum, a fourth- and fifth-century church father, as saying homosexuals are “worse than murderers.” Heath added, “And homosexuals destroy not only their own souls, they also destroy the soul of a nation.” He characterized the Obergefell decision as “diabolical” and “tyrannical.”

Diane Gramley, who heads the Pennsylvania affiliate of the American Family Association, said that America’s future depends on Obergefell being overturned. Gramley doesn’t have a very good handle on America’s past, as evidence by her recently telling of a preposterous lie about the police who harassed LGBTQ patrons of the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago: In her telling, absent of any evidence, the New York City police officers who raided the bar that night were really trying to rescue a transgender child who was being sexually abused.

Father Paul Sullins, a Catholic priest associated with the Ruth Institute—a spin-off from the National Organization for Marriage—proclaimed his love for homosexual people while praising Pope Francis for calling marriage equality and gender ideology “demonic.”

Rounding out the “rally” was a friend of LaBarbera’s who said the court’s marriage equality decision was “tantamount to what happened on 9/11,” and a few speakers who identified themselves as “ex-gay” and/or “ex-transgender,” arguing that their ability to “change” undermines the legal basis for protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. LaBarbera complained that the media—not even Fox News—will tell their stories.

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Paul McGruie #conspiracy #psychoceramics rightwingwatch.org

Last week, End Times author Paul McGuire claimed on his radio show that the United States government has mind-control technology that can be used to “cause a mass riot where people are angry or hear voices,” and was used during the Gulf War to convince Iraqi soldiers that God had told them to surrender.

McGuire, co-author of the book “Trumpocalypse: The End-Times President, a Battle Against the Globalist Elite, and the Countdown to Armageddon,” was discussing the supposed dangers presented by 5G technology when he claimed that the government’s mind-control technology can be activated through AM radio waves, as well as cellphone signals.

According to McGuire, the American military used this technology during Operation Desert Storm. McGuire referred to it as “voice to God” technology, claiming that mind-control messaging conveyed through the radio frequency caused Iraqi soldiers to hear voices urging them to surrender to the American forces.

“The American military, using mind-control technology, attached an invisible rider on the AM frequency … that all these extremist Muslims would be listening to,” McGuire said. “And they knew that American soldiers wouldn’t be listening to this station because Americans don’t speak the language and they wouldn’t be into the music, so they were able to target the population.”

He continued, “The rider frequency that they attached on the AM signal frequency contained what is called ‘voice to God’ technology where all the people listening to this music station, Iraqi music station, actually heard in their heads, they couldn’t hear it audibly, but they heard the voice of God commanding them to surrender to the Americans and commanding them to lay down their weapons.”

McGuire warned his listeners that the same thing “could be done not just with an AM signal but with a cellphone signal.”

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Peter Sprigg #fundie #homophobia mediamatters.org

Extreme anti-LBGTQ group Family Research Council regularly traffics in extreme language, but it recently published a post by Peter Sprigg about LGBTQ Pride Month, which was particularly vile even by its own standards. In the blog, Sprigg said gay men should not be proud because HIV is "a direct result of that sexual behavior" and that mental illness in the LGBTQ community is evidence its members are not "natural."

Sprigg, a senior fellow at FRC, has called for homosexuality to be criminalized and has said, “I would much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than to import them into the United States because we believe that homosexuality is destructive to society.” Sprigg has pushed his anti-LGBTQ views internationally at the global summit of World Congress of Families (WCF), where he “argued that transgender identity is unscientific,” according to Right Wing Watch. The WCF is an international coalition of anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ groups led by former National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, and it promotes extreme right-wing policies around the world under the guise of protecting the “natural family.”

Domestically, Sprigg has given public comment at a committee meeting urging the Food and Drug Administration’s to uphold its policy banning men who have sex with men from donating blood, advocated to the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee against nondiscrimination protections for transgender people, and testified before state legislatures in Vermont, Hawaii, and New Hampshire against protections for LBGTQ youth from conversion therapy. Moreover, Sprigg’s boss, FRC President Tony Perkins, was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to be a commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Sprigg also writes articles spreading anti-LGBTQ misinformation across several right-wing platforms, including The Daily Signal, Washington Examiner, and The Christian Post. Right-wing and evangelical media, in turn, quote Sprigg as an expert on conversion therapy and the health needs of transgender people even though he is not a medical professional.

In an article posted on June 11, Sprigg railed against the LGBTQ community under the deceitfully reasoned headline “Should Christians Recognize ‘LGBT Pride?’” Anti-LGBTQ organizations often try to pit religious rights against LGBTQ equality in a fallacious “God vs. Gay” dichotomy, though the majority of religious groups think homosexuality “should be accepted,” according to Pew Research. Here are some of the worst anti-LGBTQ comments that Sprigg pushed in the FRC blog post:

"The high rates of mental illness that accompany such feelings is strong evidence against the idea that homosexual and transgender feelings are ‘natural.’”

"Men who have sex with men, in particular, have high rates of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases as a direct result of that sexual behavior—so is it something to be ‘proud’ of?”

"To accept ‘LGBT Pride’ is to accept the assertion that these feelings are a normal and natural variant of human sexuality.”

"Some individuals who identify as transgender ask surgeons to mutilate or remove otherwise healthy body parts—often with serious long-term consequences—in order to make their bodies resemble more closely their desired sex. Is this something to be proud of?”

"To endorse ‘LGBT Pride’ is to endorse all three—to affirm that LGBT feelings are normal and natural (which is untrue), that LGBT behaviors are harmless or even admirable (also untrue), and that their LGBT ‘identity’ is innate (untrue as well).”

"Homosexual activists and their allies in the states have even been invading the privacy of the relationship between mental health providers and their clients, by passing laws to prohibit sexual orientation change efforts, or SOCE (which critics refer to as ‘conversion therapy’) with minors.”

"The former tennis star and self-identified lesbian Martina Navratilova said, ‘Catholic clergy has been a lot more dangerous to kids than LGBT’ (apparently without irony, since there is reason to believe that most of the Catholic priests who have molested children are themselves homosexual).”

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Jared Taylor #racist #psycho rightwingwatch.org

U.S. white nationalist Jared Taylor wrote the foreword to “Ethnic Apocalypse: The Coming European Civil War,” a new posthumously published book by French “New Right” and “identitarian” writer Guillaume Faye, who died in March. A note from the publisher acknowledges that the English title is a toned-down version of the French, which was “Guerre Civile Raciale”—Racial Civil War.

In his foreword, Taylor, founder of a white nationalist think tank, describes his long friendship with Faye, who he says was “among the very best-known spokesmen for the survival of our people.” Taylor declares “Ethnic Apocalypse” to be “the darkest, bravest, and frankest book my friend has ever written” and “a brilliant analysis of the mortal threat to us of massive non-white immigration.”

Taylor admiringly quotes Faye’s articulation of three possible consequences of non-white immigration into France: “submission,” or collapse without real combat; a “racial civil war resulting in the defeat of French natives and other ethnic Europeans”; or “a victorious civil war with incalculable historical consequences.”

Taylor responds:

This is pure Guillaume Faye. While others fail to grasp the extent of the problem—or even the form or nature of the problem—Faye cuts straight to the fateful choices we face: submission, defeat, or victory. He writes that there is no other choice because a ‘convivial living-together is only possible when it involves populations that are biologically and culturally related. Anything else is but a sham. We do not wish to live with these people. Period.’

Taylor adds a fourth possibility—“voluntary, peaceful separation,” but finds it hard to imagine that happening in France, where, he writes, “an alien population with a ruthless will to power and united by a triumphalist religion threatens the native population and the entire country is at stake.”

In pondering the possibility of “submission,” Taylor writes, “A similarly contemptible collapse is likewise possible in my own country. If our people awaken and build for themselves a future as glorious as our past, it will be thanks to the efforts of brilliant, tireless men such as Guillaume Faye.”

In Faye’s introduction, he wrote that he hoped that “an unpredictable spark may yet cause our natives (meaning THE WHITES—let us state the facts as they are)” to “organize themselves and ultimately launch a counteroffensive.”

Faye’s overt racism caused a split between him and another “spiritual father” of the alt-right, Alain de Benoist, according to BuzzFeed’s Lester Feder and Pierre Buet. “I believe in the civil war,” said Faye, “He is against the civil war.” Both de Benoist and Faye have influenced the alt-right and white nationalists in the U.S., and both have appeared at Taylor’s American Renaissance conferences. As RWW’s Jared Holt reported, American Renaissance appears to be grooming the next generation of racists, including young white nationalist YouTubers and podcasters, via its conferences and other outreach.

In 2015, Faye addressed the annual “Become Who We Are” conference sponsored by the National Policy Institute, led by white nationalist Richard Spencer. According to one account of Faye’s speech, he said three things are destroying the white race: immigration, abortion, and homosexuality.

Taylor is one of the people to whom Faye dedicated “Ethnic Apocalypse,” as is Sam Dickson, a former Klan attorney. In his foreword, Taylor says he is honored to have the book dedicated to him, adding, “I also rejoice in his having jointly dedicated the book to my comrade Sam Dickson,” who Taylor writes “has faithfully and courageously fought the forces that would transform the West.”

During the 2016 presidential race, Taylor recorded a robocall backing Trump before the Iowa caucuses and told a fellow white nationalist radio host that he was “hugely encouraged” by the growth of white nationalism. “The most visible manifestation of this is the support for Donald Trump,” Taylor added. “Donald Trump is an opportunity for ordinary Americans to say they are fed up. And one of the big things they’re fed up about is the racial changes going on in the United States and they think Donald Trump might actually do something about it.”

In May 2016, Taylor predicted that if Trump were elected he would hire people “at all sorts of levels in his administration” who “think the way we do.” At the time Taylor said Trump was saying the kind of things he’d been saying for years, but couldn’t be ignored the way the media ignores Taylor:

And when people start thinking in those terms, Well, wait a minute, are Muslims really of any use to the United States? Then the next step, of course, is to say, Well, are there any other groups that are of no use to the United States? What do, oh, Guatemalans, for example, bring to our country? What do Somalis bring to our country? What do Haitians bring to America? Do we really need 30,000,000 Mexicans living in this country? When you start thinking in terms of group differences, then the camel’s nose is under the tent. That opens the door to all kinds, all kinds of anti-orthodox, subversive thinking. And so Donald Trump has played a huge role in breaking down the gates of orthodoxy and making it possible to raise these questions in a way that they’ve never been raised, at a level at which they’ve never been raised ever before.

When you consider the administration’s actions and Trump’s own words, it’s hard not to think that Taylor had a point about the president.

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EW Jackson #homophobia rightwingwatch.org

During his sermon yesterday, right-wing pastor and radio host E.W. Jackson ranted that the rainbow flag is “an accursed thing” and declared that U.S. embassies that are flying them in honor of Pride Month are shaking their fists in God’s face.

Jackson praised the Trump administration for denying requests from embassies to fly a rainbow flag during Pride Month and blasted embassies that have reportedly flown them nonetheless.

“Most people don’t know that these State Department folks are defying the president of the United States and flying the rainbow flag,” Jackson told his congregation. “That’s an accursed thing. The rainbow was given to us by God as a sign that he would not destroy the earth by water again, and you’re going to appropriate that as pride in homosexuality? Are you kidding me? Talk about blasphemy. Talk about arrogance. Talk about boldness. Talk about shaking your fist in God’s face.”

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Dave Daubenmire #fundie #wingnut rightwingwatch.org

Radical right-wing activist Dave Daubenmire said on his “Pass The Salt” program this morning that he and a few dozen right-wing activists descended on Chappaqua, New York, over Memorial Day weekend to demand the arrest of Hillary Clinton because they love her and therefore want her sent to prison where she will “cry out to Christ” and finally develop a genuine relationship with Jesus.

“I want Hillary saved,” he said. “You think Hillary is going to get saved sitting in Chappaqua? … Were you saved in good times or bad times? If you really love Hillary, then you ought to be praying that she comes under judgment now so that she escapes judgment later.”

“I want Hillary Clinton saved, but I’m not going to go to her house and read the Bible out loud to her,” Daubenmire said later in the broadcast. “I want her perp-walked. I want her to go to jail and everything she has to be taken from her and then cry out to Christ. That’s what I want for Hillary Clinton. Why does that seem harsh and unloving? She has to be taught to fear God. She’s not going to come to Jesus unless she fears God.”

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Josh Bernstein #conspiracy #psycho rightwingwatch.org

Radical right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein posted a video last night in which he said that he is praying to God that Attorney General William Barr will teach “scumbags” like Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Andrew McCabe a lesson by putting them to death for actions he baselessly alleges to be treason.

Bernstein was outraged by reports that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is set to be transferred to New York’s Rikers Island prison facility and responded by once again demanding the execution of supposed members of the so-called “deep state.”

“I’m so, so sick of this double standard B.S., two-tier justice system,” Bernstein fumed. “I hope to God and I pray to God that William Barr does the right thing and puts these ever-loving pieces of crap, deviant, scumbag you-know-whats where they belong.”

“Let’s fry these bastards,” he added. “Let’s get out Old Sparky and sit each one down. Boom, there you go. Who’s next? Boom. Page, you’re next. OK, Strzok, you’re next. McCabe, you’re next. I don’t care … These scumbags—and that’s what they are—need to be taught a lesson.”

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Josh Bernstein #conspiracy #psycho #wingnut rightwingwatch.org

In response to special counsel Robert Mueller’s remarks on the findings of his investigation, right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein said that he hopes President Trump is sharpening up the guillotines to be used to put Mueller and other “deep state” actors to death for committing treason.

In the video posted Wednesday, Bernstein fumed that Mueller is “a slimy, sleazy, dirty, scummy cop” who had probably been paid by the Democrats to deliver his statement to give them justification for impeaching Trump.

“How much were you paid to do that press conference?” Bernstein asked. “William Barr, you need to investigate this press conference and the origins of it and who ordered it and who made it and if there was any type of payment given.”

“Dirtbags, all of you,” he fumed. “All of you are just disgusting, despicable excuses for human beings and, honestly, I hope you all go down. Treason. President Trump said treason. Guess what? I agree with that. Liz Cheney said treason and a coup. Absolutely. You know what they do for treason? U.S. Code 18 § 2381. They put you to death, that’s what they do.”

“Let’s sharpen up them guillotines, let’s bring out Old Sparky, let’s make sure that those lethal concoctions are ready to go, because you people deserve it,” Bernstein said.