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Dinesh D’Souza #pratt #wingnut

Dinesh D’Souza #pratt #wingnut twitter.com

Remember nuclear winter? Of course you don’t. That’s because it didn’t happen. Yet it was all the rage on the Left in the 1980s. A generation from now, no one will recall climate change either, and for the same reason. The apocalypse has become a political racket!

Brenden Dilley #psycho #wingnut

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.”

E.W. Jackson #conspiracy

E.W. Jackson #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Right-wing pastor E.W. Jackson agreed with a listener who called in to his radio program yesterday and declared that billionaire George Soros should be arrested for treason for trying to “destroy America as we know it” by using his money to fund progressive organizations and candidates.

“I could not agree with you more,” Jackson told the caller. “It is certainly in the spirit of treason. And, you know, this is an interesting question that you’re raising because I’ve often thought, ‘Why is he not being investigated?’ Well, you have to have probable cause, you have to have some suspicion that the man is committing or has committed some kind of crime. Somehow, he needs to be looked at because I just believe this man is trying to do horrible, horrible deeds against this country and he’s using his mass wealth to do so.”

Jackson then raised the possibility of filing a class action lawsuit against Soros for “subverting the sovereign will of the American people, subverting our votes, invalidating our votes, violating our right to vote by trying to subvert the process and turn it on its head.”

“When folks like George Soros set out to subvert the will of the American people, there may be something there on the civil side,” he added. “I’m looking for an enterprising prosecutor, or an investigative reporter, or a lawyer, or an organization of some kind to really take a hard look at the stuff that he’s up to because … if anybody is some kind of subversive asset in this country, it is George Soros. He is bad news for this nation.”

Jackson then warned that Soros is focused on electing local prosecutors in order to build a massive legal army that answers directly to him and will do his bidding to target his enemies.

EW Jackson #fundie #wingnut

EW Jackson #fundie #wingnut rightwingwatch.org

On Tuesday, Jackson’s nightmare came true as voters handed Democrats control of the state government, but Jackson insisted on his radio program Wednesday that he is not worried in the slightest about the results because he knows that “we are right and they are wrong and, ultimately, we will win.”

“I know if you’re listening to or watching the news, you’re thinking, ‘Bishop Jackson is going to be sad today because Virginia lost both the House and the Senate to a bunch of leftists,'” Jackson said. “You probably were looking for the sadness in my voice. Well, you know what, folks? I refuse to be sad, I refuse to be discouraged because I’m a child of God and I know that ultimately, we are right and they are wrong and, ultimately, we will win. If it takes Jesus coming back, we will win, so I am not the least bit worried.”

If Jackson is so unconcerned about Democrats taking control of the reins of government in Virginia, then why did he release a video frantically warning Christians that they must “treat Nov. 5 like D-Day” because the election was a matter of “life or death for your church”?

Jesse Lee Peterson #racist

Jesse Lee Peterson #racist rightwingwatch.org

(Uncle Tom’s at it again. And holy shit! is he deep up massa’s ass.)

Right-wing commentator and pastor Jesse Lee Peterson joined a broadcast hosted by neo-Nazis yesterday and expressed his appreciation that the hosts were influencing young white men.

During a Nov. 6 stream on the website DLive, Peterson joined Robert Warren Ray, who is better known by his persona “Azzmador” on the neo-Nazi blog The Daily Stormer, and a person only identified as “Jimmy,” but whose voice sounds remarkably similar to Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin. During the appearance, Ray asked Peterson to elaborate on his frequent claims that black people in America lived better under Jim Crow laws–which enforced racial segregation in the American South, stripped African Americans of their rights, and enabled racial terrorism against African Americans–than they do today.

“Black people were not whining, complaining, and begging and blaming the white man. They were better off then than they are today because they had family and they treated everyone the way that they would like to be treated. And they knew that there were good and bad in all cultures,” Peterson told Ray.

Peterson insisted that Jim Crow laws would have been naturally reversed by a diverse group of “decent people” of different races, but that the civil rights movement “forced things to happen, and you can’t make anyone love you.” Peterson said the civil rights movement “should have never happened” and described it as a “big mistake.”

At the end of Peterson’s interview with the hosts, Peterson told them: “I’m really happy to know that there are other guys like you guys out there encouraging these young men to overcome anger and return to God, because their parents didn’t tell them that, and they’re not getting it in the schools. And especially with the young white males, I don’t want them to destroy themselves by being angry and doing the wrong thing because that’s a set-up from the children of the lie.”

“Children of the lie” is a term that Peterson often uses to describe people he believes are influenced by evil forces.

“I’m glad that the word is getting out that you can speak up, but don’t hate, because if you hate, you’re going to do something that you regret later, and we’re going to have a civil war, and they’re going to call you white supremacist and racist, and they’re going to make laws that destroy white men or anyone that stands up,” Peterson said.

Jimmy asked if Peterson believed there was not a political solution to the societal flaws they collectively perceived, to which Peterson agreed. After Peterson left the podcast, Jimmy praised Peterson for agreeing with him that “these young black men are a major problem” and suggested that the United States would need to have laws against “race-mixing.” Peterson, Jimmy said, “seems like the kind of guy we should be embracing if we’re looking for some kind of solution to the black problem.”

Peterson has long associated with extremists, both hosting them on his show and appearing on shows hosted by extremists. In January, he appeared on a white nationalist podcast and told the host that “unless white people take over, it’s over for America.”

Warren Hurst #homophobia

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.

Brian Brown #fundie

Brian Brown #fundie rightwingwatch.org

Anti-equality activist Brian Brown bragged on Tuesday about hanging out in Washington, D.C., with high-ranking Catholic Church official Gerhard Müller. Brown told his supporters that a highlight of their meetings was “the opportunity to spend time with Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh.”

Brown’s photo with the two justices is striking given that he is actively working to get the Supreme Court to overturn its 2015 Obergefell decision, which recognized that same-sex couples have the right to get married, as well as Roe v. Wade, which recognized a woman’s right to have an abortion.

Brown has made a career of fighting to make life more difficult and dangerous for LGBTQ people around the world by resisting and seeking to reverse advances in cultural acceptance and legal equality.

Earlier this year, Brown denounced presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s marriage as illegitimate and vowed to get marriage equality back before the Supreme Court so that its right-wing judges, fortified with Trump nominees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, can reverse the marriage equality ruling.

Appropriately for a Trump supporter, Brown doesn’t let honesty get in the way of a good scare tactic; a few months ago, he charged that the Equality Act then pending in Congress would “make showing support for marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman to be illegal.” That’s simply not true.

The Equality Act would add to existing federal civil rights law protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. If the bill were to become law and survive scrutiny by right-wing justices, Brown would still have every right to attack same-sex couples’ marriages and seek to strip their families of legal protections.

Brenden Dilley #psycho #wingnut

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.”

Jesse Lee Peterson #fundie

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’.”

Mark Taylor #conspiracy #fundie

Mark Taylor #conspiracy #fundie rightwingwatch.org

Mark Taylor, a radical right-wing conspiracy theorist and so-called “firefighter prophet,” appeared on the “Up Front In The Prophetic” program yesterday, where he urged people to begin carrying concealed weapons to protect themselves from human traffickers who might attempt to snatch them off the streets in order to sacrifice them to the demon god Baal.

Taylor said that “Baal is a very violent entity and it feeds off the blood of the innocent” and that “Baal’s food source is running dry” due to increased restrictions on access to abortion across the country, which is leading satanic forces—possibly including even the Red Cross—to kidnap people off the streets.

“We all know the Red Cross is corrupt,” he said. “They’re into all of this.”

“What the Lord has been showing me is that their food source is drying up and they are literally grabbing people … in broad daylight,” Taylor added. “Why? Because their food source is drying up.”

“We are entering into one of the most dangerous phases of this fight,” he continued. “I tell people, ‘I don’t care if you are a Christian or not, if you don’t have a concealed weapons permit, you need to get one. You need to learn how to use a weapon and you need to be carrying it right now because this is a very dangerous time that we are going to be entering into.'”

Taylor then claimed that God told him that blood banks in America will soon collectively launch a massive blood drive for seemingly no reason “because they need the blood because their sources are running out, so they can use that human blood for sacrifices, they can use it for drinking it, or whatever it is they do.”

Franklin Graham #fundie

Franklin Graham #fundie friendlyatheist.patheos.com

I was saddened to see the news that President Ronald Reagan’s son, Ron, Jr., is a self-proclaimed atheist, and proud of it. His father was certainly quite different — President Reagan had a deep faith in God and in His Son, Jesus Christ. Ron, Jr., was in a television advertisement to raise money for the Freedom From Religion Foundation that aired during the Democratic debate this week and got a lot of attention. He boasted in the ad that he was a “lifelong atheist, not afraid of burning in hell.” Wow. It is, of course, his choice to believe or not to believe in God and His plan of salvation through Christ. But whether an individual “believes” in God, heaven, or hell doesn’t change the reality. The Bible tells us that hell is a place of torment, fire, and separation from God — and hell awaits those who do not repent of their sin and put their faith and trust in Christ. Let’s pray that Ron will know the saving love of Jesus Christ and turn to Him before it is too late.

Jesse Lee Peterson #racist

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.”

Josef B. #fundie #psycho

Josef B. #fundie #psycho friendlyatheist.patheos.com

In the Netherlands, what appeared to be a farm house with one person inside has since been revealed to hold six other people ages 18 to 25, all of whom were hidden in the basement for the past nine years, apparently “waiting for the end of time.”

A 58-year-old Austrian man named Josef B was arrested after police discovered those six young adults, who may have been locked up downstairs since they were children. (News reports say it is “unclear” whether they were there voluntarily, but if their entrapment occurred nine years ago, none of them would have been old enough to give consent.)

The secret spot was only found after the eldest victim escaped during the night, went to a local bar, and asked for help.

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The older man, who has been arrested, was initially assumed to be the father, but local mayor Roger de Groot later told reporters that was not the case. Nor was the man the owner of the farmhouse, Mr de Groot said, adding: “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Josh Bernstein #racist

Josh Bernstein #racist rightwingwatch.org

(putting in a #racist because…well fuck, the tag list doesn’t cover this flavour of fuckery.)

During a recent appearance on Bill Deagle’s radio show, radical right–wing commentator Josh Bernstein declared that liberal Jews deserve to be called “kikes.”

Bernstein, who is Jewish but sees the benefits of anti-Semitism when it benefits his political views, kicked things off by recounting the apocryphal origins of the term “kike” as having been supposedly derived from illiterate Jewish immigrants who refused to sign entry forms at Ellis Island by using an “x”—which they associated with the Christian cross—and using a circle instead. The Yiddish word for “circle” is “kikel,” from which the slur “kike” was allegedly derived.

“That is a very derogatory word for anyone who is Jewish,” Bernstein said. “I do not like anti-Semitism. I do not like that word, of course. It is almost like using the N-word, if you will, against someone who is black. But there are many times when that word is used and, unfortunately, it is a fitting moniker to many of the Democrats that are in Washington and around the country.”

After rattling off a long list of Jewish Democrats and progressive activists like Bernie Sanders, George Soros, Adam Schiff, and others, Bernstein declared that “these people not only deserve that moniker, but they’ve earned it.”

“When you vote against your own self interest, when you vote for ideas that are against your own demise and you support people that are anti-Semitic, what else can you expect?” Bernstein asked.

Mike Adams and Alex Jones #conspiracy #wingnut

Mike Adams and Alex Jones #conspiracy #wingnut rightwingwatch.org

Mike Adams, a far-right conspiracy theorist and scam artist behind a site called Natural News, warned Infowars listeners that “globalists” are orchestrating genocide against the humans, and that part of that plan is the announcement of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. If impeachment fails, Adams says, the globalists will simply assassinate Trump.

Since Infowars was banished from nearly every social media site, viewership of the network and its lead star Alex Jones has plummeted. Jones has been ensnared in a handful of defamation lawsuits brought against him, and his network has been ratcheting its typically bizarre and nonsensical message to new levels of nihilistic weirdness.

On yesterday’s episode of Jones’ program, Adams was an in-studio guest, assisting Jones in providing commentary on a press conference at the White House with Trump and President Sauli Niinisto of Finland. But before the press conference started, Adams launched into a rant about his frustrations that humanity was “failing right now to get angry enough” about a supposed “globalist” plot to kill all humans.

“There’s a soft kill of humanity, and there’s a soft coup of Trump right now. Both of these are going to go to the hot phase. Both of these are going to go to hard kill and hard coup. This is what’s crucial to understand. They’re happening in parallel. They are the exact same globalists—they are, and they are linked. If they destroy Trump, they also succeed in destroying humanity because Trump represents the last hope for humanity to have a free nation on this planet,” Adams said.

Jones burst in, saying, “And that’s what’s so crazy is he really is for real and then people aren’t going, ‘This is wonderful!’ They’re like, ‘No! We don’t want it!’”

“Well, right. And humanity is going to be overrun here. Humanity is going to be absolutely destroyed if we don’t turn this around and wake people up enough,” Adams said. He insisted “there should be a million people swarming Washington, D.C., peacefully and lawfully right now” to put pressure on the nation’s leaders, presumably to stop the apocalyptic plan Adams believes is taking place. Jones agreed, urging what viewers he still has to track down their elected officials and “get in their face” and intimidate them.

In an unexpected twist, Adams distorted what a NASA scientist told The Telegraph about plans for NASA and the European Space Agency to send two rovers to Mars to drill into surfaces and search for life on the planet, and used the mischaracterization to further warn about what he foresees as the coming systemic murder of the human race by elites.

“It’s going to be life on Mars, death on Earth. They are genocidally cleansing, ethnically cleansing this planet to try to kill us off while they’re going to announce, ‘The universe is filled with life, but you don’t deserve it because you’re a lowly Earthling, a lowly human,’” Adams said.

Jones replied, “Yeah, it’s obviously the big secret,” and theorized that this plan to genocide the human race is “why they’ve got Trump compartmentalized.” Jones said that the shadowy elites plotting the destruction of the world are also trying to prevent Trump from learning that cures for cancer have already been developed.

Adams said, “You can’t even say it enough. The American people think that they’re in a fight right now with Trump, trying to save Trump from this illegal treasonous coup carried out by these seditious crisis actors in the media—who are CIA puppets, by the way. This is just the beginning of the fight. If Trump survives impeachment, don’t run around and think that, ‘Victory, victory!’ No. They’re going to try to assassinate Trump. They’re going to use area-effect weapons.”

It’s worth remembering that Trump appeared as Jones’ guest on this program during his campaign for president.

Josh Bernstein #psycho

Josh Bernstein #psycho rightwingwatch.org

Earlier today, radical right–wing commentator Josh Bernstein uploaded a video to his YouTube account in which he declared that the Democratic Party should be designated as a terrorist organization and its leaders should be tortured for daring to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

“These people are the lowest forms of life on earth,” Bernstein seethed. “They are lower than pond scum. They are the most disgusting, vile pieces of jackrabbit crap you could possibly imagine.”

“I would rip out their fingernails and their toenails one by one and then waterboard them in front of their families,” he bellowed. “That is what these pieces of crap deserve for what they are trying to do to this president.”

“They’re dirtbags, they’re scumbags, and they are the worst people on the planet earth,” Bernstein added. “I hope every single one of them pays for what they are doing. They are destroying the fabric of this country. We are turning into the divided states of America because of assclowns like these Democrats … This is a terrorist organization. The Democratic Party should be designated as a terrorist organization.”

Jesse Lee Peterson #sexist

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.”

Josh Bernstein #conspiracy #pratt

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.”

Dave Daubenmire #racist #conspiracy

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.

Lance Wallnau #fundie

Lance Wallnau #fundie rightwingwatch.org

Trump-loving right-wing activist Lance Wallnau streamed a video on his Facebook page last Friday in which he declared that Rep. Adam Schiff “is a flippin’ nutjob” and fumed that in seeking to impeach President Trump, the Democrats are trying to “overturn the will of 600 million Americans,” which is quite a feat considering that the current population of the United States is roughly 330 million.

Wallnau was furious about Schiff’s performance during last week’s House Intelligence Committee hearing in which Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire was grilled about the whistleblower complaint regarding Trump’s effort to press the government of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

“Have you guys heard what this reprehensible character—I mean, the guy looks like he needs deliverance,” Wallnau said. “We can be compassionate and say, ‘Nero’s flippin’ crazy’ while he’s killing Christians. This guy is a flippin’ nutjob.”

“I was dumbfounded when I heard it,” he continued. “He said it was an interpretation of the transcript—an interpretation. A precedent-setting interpretation from an intelligence committee leader in order to set up the president for impeachment to overturn the will of 600 million Americans. This is the latest attack because that swampy, elite group … [wants] to take this man out.” (For what it is worth, Trump won just under 63 million votes in 2016, which is nearly 3 million fewer than Hillary Clinton received.)

“This is the battle of Western civilization,” Wallnau warned. “If Christians don’t wake up, they’re in for a rude awakening.”

Shane Kohfield #psycho

Shane Kohfield #psycho rightwingwatch.org

Right-wing radio ​personality Lars Larson hosted on his radio show a man who had his guns confiscated by the FBI, asking his guest to spell out an elaborate plan he ​said he devised for murdering antifascist organizers in the United States.

On September 12, Larson hosted Shane Kohfield on his program so that Kohfield could detail​, before a national radio audience, a plan ​he hatched to identify and kill antifascist activists​. Kohfield made headlines earlier this year when he yelled outside the Portland mayor’s house that he would “slaughter” antifascists and had a “detailed plan on how I would wipe out antifa.” The FBI Joint Terrorism Task confiscated Kohfield’s weapons as a result of his threats.

Larson began the interview by thanking Kohfield for his time served in the military, although the duo butted heads at the beginning of the interview because Kohfield was seemingly unable to respond to Larson’s questions about his statements regarding killing antifascists. After pushing Kohfield for explanations, Larson asked Kohfield to explain his “detailed plan” for killing antifascists .

So Kohfield did, and it was broadcast nationally, over the airwaves. ​He described the plan this way:

First​, veterans ​[will] join antifa social media pages and groups and get names of most active members of social media, along with getting the arrest records from rallies and write down all the names they see, as well as use arrest records. The veterans will use background check programs to find home addresses of all the members of antifa using the intelligence they had gathered​.

The veterans will take a map of the cities where members of antifa are known to live there. Grid overlays will be placed over the maps of the cities. The veterans will be broken down into squads. Each squad will be assigned its own grid and given a list of names and addresses in their assigned grid square. … The veterans would use Route4Me to find the most expedient route to hunt down the most violent members of antifa in their beds at night until every one of them was gone and every city in America, if need be, in a single well-coordinated night. The losses for antifa would catastrophic.

Larson asked, “So you are planning to hunt down and kill members of antifa?”

Kohfield repeatedly denied that his elaborate plan was ever meant to be enacted, but rather that it would serve as a “nuclear deterrent.” After pressing Kohfield, Larson was able to get Kohfield to admit that if his plan was carried out, it would result in the murdering of antifascists.

Jesse Lee Peterson #fundie

Jesse Lee Peterson #fundie rightwingwatch.org

Last week, we posted a clip of right-wing pastor and radio host Jesse Lee Peterson responding to the news that megachurch pastor Jarrid Wilson had taken his own life by proclaiming that Wilson had never really been a Christian and was actually controlled by Satan.

On his radio program on Friday, Peterson doubled down on this assertion, claiming that depression and similar mental health issues are caused by sin and that “true” Christians don’t sin, which means that those who do suffer from such issues are actually children of Satan.

“A true Christian is never depressed or has suicidal thoughts,” Peterson said. “There are Christians who believe that you can be born-again of God but still sin. Anyone who sins are subject and are slaves to those things and so, if you still sin and call yourself a man or woman of God, you are a liar and the truth is not in you. Christ came so that you should not sin once you are born-again because sin is of your father, the devil.”

“One of the reasons that you are seeing all of these Christians who are depressed and [having] suicidal thoughts and committing suicide and living just like the world is because they are still of the world,” he added. “Satan is still their daddy.”

“When you don’t sin, folks, you are not going to have all those issues,” Peterson continued. “Perfect and holy people do not commit suicide, they are not depressed, they don’t deal with depression and all that stuff. Anyone who is dealing with that stuff, Satan is your daddy.”

Dave Daubenmire #fundie #conspiracy

Dave Daubenmire #fundie #conspiracy rightwingwatch.org

Religious right activist Dave Daubenmire closed out his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning by freaking out over the popularity of singer Billie Eilish and declaring that she is being used by the devil to steal America’s children.

Daubenmire was flabbergasted that Eilish’s videos—especially “When The Party’s Over” and “All The Good Girls Go To Hell“—have racked up hundreds of millions of views on YouTube even though they are filled, he warned, with demonic imagery.

“The devil is out of the bottle,” Daubenmire said. “He is out of the bottle and our children are watching it … The devil is stealing our children.”

“Do you think Billie Eilish came up with this idea on her own?” he asked, rhetorically. “Do you think this imagery and these songs and these videos, do you think she just kinda did it on her own in her basement, like me? There are forces of dark beyond what we can even imagine that [are] full-bore after our children. If they can’t abort ’em, they’re going to drug ’em. If they can’t drug ’em, they’re gonna vaccinate ’em. If they can’t vaccinate ’em, they’re gonna indoctrinate them in school. If they can’t indoctrinate ’em in school, they’re going to indoctrinate ’em through the media. If they can’t indoctrinate ’em through the media, they’re going to take them to the libraries and talk about homo sex. Folks, the assault on the American child is at an all-time fever pitch and those of us who carry the name of Christ, we are asleep in the light.”

Michael Folmer #pedo

Michael Folmer #pedo attorneygeneral.gov

HARRISBURG- Attorney General Josh Shapiro tonight announced charges against Pennsylvania State Senator Michael Folmer for possession of child pornography. The investigation began as a result of a CyberTip reporting that an electronic service provider, Tumblr, discovered that a user had uploaded an image of child pornography using their application. The investigation led to the home of Michael Folmer in Lebanon, PA. The Office of Attorney General ‘s Child Predator Section, Lebanon City Police Department, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant on Tuesday and found images of child pornography on the defendant’s phone. The defendant was charged Tuesday evening with Sexual Abuse of Children, Possession of Child Pornography, and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility.
“This defendant serves as a state Senator and was entrusted to honor and represent his community in the Pennsylvania Capitol,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “Tonight, our Office arrested Mr. Folmer for possession of child pornography and charged him with Sexual Abuse of Children, Possession of Child Pornography, and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility. I will continue to say it—no one is above the law, no matter what position of power they hold. I will continue to work to protect children and hold those who abuse them accountable.”
The case will be prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Christopher Jones. All charges discussed are accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

John Merrill #homophobia

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.

Rick Wiles #racist

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. ”

Rick Wiles #racist #conspiracy

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.”

Mark Chambers #homophobia #psycho

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.”

Chris Cantwell #racist #psycho

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.

Dave Gahary, James Fetzer and Mike Palecek #conspiracy

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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Screenshot: Moon Rock Books
“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.”

Mat Staver #homophobia

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.

Rick Wiles #racist #conspiracy

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.”

Matt Walsh #fundie

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.

Grayson Fritts #fundie #homophobia

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.”

Rick Wiles #wingnut #fundie #conspiracy

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.”

Gordon Klingenschmitt #homophobia

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.”

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

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.”

Rick Wiles #racist #fundie

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.

David Barton #fundie

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.’”

Mark Taylor Chris McDonald #conspiracy

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.”

Tiffany FitzHenry #conspiracy #psychoceramics

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.”

Jesse Watters #wingnut #conspiracy

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.

David Hayes #conspiracy

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.”

Liz Crokin #conspiracy

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.”

Peter Sprigg #fundie #homophobia

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).”

Peter LaBarbera #homophobia

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.

Paul McGruie #conspiracy #psychoceramics

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.”

Josh Bernstein #conspiracy

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.”