Massachusetts Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:27:35 -0500 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:27:35 -0500 Scott Lively Will Run For Congress To Defend Russia's Anti-Gay Persecution <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>Last year, <a href="">viciously anti-gay activist</a> Scott Lively ran for governor in Massachusetts and even though he only managed to receive 19,000 votes, he still <a href="">considered his run</a> to be a "HUGE VICTORY."</p> <p>Seemingly bolstered by this showing, Lively <a href="">announced today</a> that he is considering running for Congress in a challenge to Democratic Rep. Richard Neal and intends to do so in order to <em>stand in defense of Russia</em> inside our government.</p> <p>Lively has <a href="">long</a> <a href="">been</a> <a href="">a vocal</a> <a href="">supporter</a> of Russia's harsh anti-gay crackdown, declaring the passage of anti-gay legislation in Russia to be "<a href="">one of the proudest achievements of my career.</a>"</p> <p>So now he hopes to serve in Congress in order to <a href="">speak out against</a> the "anti-Russian propaganda" that is "robbing social conservatives of their most valuable potential alliance in the world today":</p> <blockquote> <p>There are a number of reasons why I would pursue Congress rather than a state office, but one of them is my interest in foreign policy and concern about the disastrous actions of the Obama administration around the world.&nbsp; I am posting an article below that closely reflects my views on one aspect of the problem.</p> <p>I am especially concerned that the Neoconservatives (read Republican liberals) have aligned with the Obama administration re Russia and are jointly waging a campaign of anti-Russian propaganda designed to deceive conservatives into supporting a hot war with Russia.</p> <p>This is a not only very dangerous game geopolitically, it is robbing social conservatives of their most valuable potential alliance in the world today.&nbsp; American and Russian conservatives could today be cooperating together to roll back liberalism around the world.&nbsp; Instead, the cultural Marxists of both major US political parties are trying to drive a wedge between us with the absurd lie that Russia is trying to revive the Soviet Union.</p> <p>Neither Russia nor its president are without flaws, and it is as impossible to defend them against a campaign of relentless criticism as is is anyone else but Jesus Christ.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the psy-ops mind game the elite media plays: a rhetorical blitzkrieg of misrepresentations, double standards and sophistry.</p> <p>But if&nbsp; we ask the simple question &ldquo;Which countries of the world and their current leadership align most closely to the goals of Biblical Christianity and of ideological conservatism?&rdquo; it&rsquo;s a whole different ballgame.</p> <p>If we rank the current leaders and countries of the world by that standard Putin and Russia rank high on the list &mdash; certainly much higher than Obama and his version of America.&nbsp; Indeed, is there any world leader speaking in defense of persecuted Christians in the Middle East like Putin has?&nbsp; Is there any other &ldquo;first world&rdquo; nation standing up against the homosexual agenda like Russia is doing?</p> </blockquote> Kyle Mantyla Massachusetts Scott Lively C3 Fighting the Right 50036 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:27:35 -0500 Massachusetts Religious Right Activist Admits That Marriage Equality Bans Are Like Anti-Miscegenation Laws <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Brian Camenker of the anti-LGBT group MassResistance <a href="">spoke</a> to the American Family Association&rsquo;s Sandy Rios this week about how same-sex marriage has wreaked havoc on Massachusetts since it became legal in 2004, declaring that ten years of marriage equality has been &ldquo;terrible&rdquo; for the Bay State.</span></p> <p>&ldquo;It is very, very scary. It has permeated the public school system, it has permeated the public health system, the legal system,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It has basically overwhelmed everything. It&rsquo;s been a nightmare. It&rsquo;s been very bad.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>Camenker&rsquo;s remarks didn&rsquo;t come as much of a surprise given that he once <a href="">told The Daily Show</a> that marriage equality would somehow contribute to homelessness, higher crime rates, and poorer air quality.</p> <p>What did come as a surprise was Camenker conceding the point that bans on same-sex marriage are similar to laws banning interracial marriage ... and he did so by defending the constitutionality of anti-miscegenation laws!</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="" width="100%"></iframe></p> <blockquote> On the face of it, the Fourteenth Amendment says that everybody will be treated equally, that the law will treat everyone equally. Well, the law treats everyone equally; everyone can only marry someone of the opposite sex. That&rsquo;s it. There is no Fourteenth Amendment problem unless you stretch it to such ridiculous lengths and twist it around to claim there is. But yes, every person can only marry someone of the opposite sex. Now someone may say that it was the same issue with the miscegenation laws. And that&rsquo;s true. The miscegenation laws were not a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment because they applied to everybody. As an aside, I was living in the South at the time when the miscegenation laws were struck down and the interesting thing about that was, nobody paid any attention to it, nobody cared, it was like page 25 in the newspaper, there weren&rsquo;t these signature drives or meetings and gatherings. Nobody really cared at all. Here it is a much different thing because it really is a moral issue.</blockquote> <p>The Supreme Court in <em>Loving v. Virginia </em>struck down anti-miscegenation laws on the basis that they <a href="">violated the Fourteenth Amendment</a>. It was indeed a &ldquo;moral issue&rdquo; at the time, as many religious conservatives <a href="">frequently</a> <a href="">alleged</a> that interracial marriages were contrary to biblical teachings and natural law.</p> <p>Some Americans,&nbsp;<a href="">disproportionately white</a>, <a href="">still oppose</a> interracial relationships today.</p> <p>Equally preposterous is Camenker&rsquo;s claim that &ldquo;nobody cared&rdquo; about the <em>Loving </em>decision. Many states have attempted to keep their <a href="">anti-miscegenation laws on the books</a>, and interracial couples have faced a long history of <a href=""> violence </a> and <a href="">discrimination</a>.</p> <p>At least Camenker, unlike other Religious Right activists, is being consistent in his opposition to the reasoning behind the <em>Loving </em>ruling and court decisions in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples.</p> Brian Tashman American Family Association Anti-Gay Brian Camenker C4 Marriage Equality Massachusetts MassResistance Sandy Rios Supreme Court Fighting the Right 49555 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:10:36 -0500 Massachusetts Camenker: Gay Student Clubs Love To Recruit 'Kids From Christian Backgrounds' <p>Gordon Klingenschmitt <a href="">recently interviewed</a> Brian Camenker of the anti-gay group MassResistance on his "Pray In Jesus Name" program where the two men warned that LGBT-themed clubs in public schools are bent on recruiting "vulnerable" Christian students.</p> <p>When Klingenschmitt asked Camenker if there is an effort afoot in Massachusetts public schools to use taxpayer dollars "to recruit the children of Christians" into homosexuality, Camenker assured him that there certainly is.</p> <p>"I have seen over the years, a movement of, in general, where you have kids who are very vulnerable, maybe having troubles at home, maybe having their own issues and the gay clubs will say 'the reason you're not fitting in is because you're really gay,'" Camenker said. "And they will take them under their wing and they will persuade them to come out because this is who you really are. And pretty soon these kids are getting involved in these really horrible behaviors, horrible things at the meetings. We've seen it up close and we've seen the anxiety that the parents go through when their kids are suddenly taken over by this."</p> <p>"Yes, they love getting kids from Christian backgrounds," <a href="">he continued</a>. "That seems to be something that they particularly enjoy to do":</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Brian Camenker Gordon Klingenschmitt Massachusetts MassResistance C3 Fighting the Right 49365 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:25:53 -0500 Massachusetts Scott Lively Defeats Baal With Massachusetts 'Victory' <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>Anti-gay activist Scott Lively managed to capture <a href="" target="_blank">more than 19,000 votes</a> in his race to become governor of Massachusetts, which, he <a href="" target="_blank">wrote on his website</a> yesterday, represents a &ldquo;HUGE VICTORY&rdquo; in that those 19,000 voters &ldquo;have not bowed their knee to Baal.&rdquo;</p> <p>Boasting in the third person that &ldquo;he (by conservative accounts) handily won the two major debates in which he appeared&rdquo; and &ldquo;refused to engage in negative campaigning (except to criticize the other candidates for pandering, and for supporting abortion and sodomy),&rdquo; Lively reported that he was changing his party registration back to Republican and would henceforth dedicate himself to helping &ldquo;the Christian conservatives take the GOP back from the RINOs.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I will likely run for another office in 2016 as part of this effort,&rdquo; he added.</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>In Massachusetts 19,192 Voters Have Not Bowed Their Knee to Baal</strong></p> <p>&hellip;</p> <p><em>God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? &ldquo;Lord, THEY HAVE KILLED YOUR PROPHETS, THEY HAVE TORN DOWN YOUR ALTARS, AND I ALONE AM LEFT, AND THEY ARE SEEKING MY LIFE.&rdquo; But what is the divine response to him? &ldquo;I HAVE KEPT for Myself SEVEN THOUSAND MEN WHO HAVE NOT BOWED THE KNEE TO BAAL.&rdquo; In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God&rsquo;s gracious choice&rdquo; </em> Romans 11:2-5</p> <p>In the times we live in, it has become commonplace for believers to substitute their own reasoning for the wisdom of God. But there is nothing new under the sun. This was the same in Elijah&rsquo;s time. So in this election we have seen Christian and pro-family voters across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, both Protestant and Catholic, deliberately cast their votes for Charlie Baker, a man whose hands drip with the blood of the innocent unborn babies and whose tongue rationalizes the promotion of sexual perversion to school-children. They have chosen to support what they believe is the &ldquo;lesser evil&rdquo; rather than trust God and stand on His truth.</p> <p>But 19,192 voters did not bow their knee to evil. And in that remnant there is great hope.</p> <p>&hellip;</p> <p>So, looking at the big picture, to have interjected authentic Biblical values and plain-spoken conservative principles and policies (articulately and unapologetically), into the most politically-correct, most un-churched electorate in America, on live, unedited television (and radio) to hundreds of thousands if not millions of viewers is &mdash; in a word &mdash; PRICELESS!</p> <p>We have scored a HUGE VICTORY and all those who prayed, donated or volunteered have a share in that blessing. God, of course, gets the glory!</p> <p>&hellip;</p> <p>We have a remnant of nearly 20,000 people who have proved by their vote that they trust God, not their own human reasoning, to heal our land. We have a core of trustworthy men and women with whom to work to restore the commonwealth.</p> <p>Today I changed my affiliation from unenrolled to Republican. Starting today my role in Massachusetts (in addition to serving as pastor) will be to help the Christian conservatives take the GOP back from the RINOs. After the first of the year I will make myself available as a motivator and organizer to help create a state-wide grassroots network of conservative activists. This was what I did in Oregon in the late 80s and early 90s as Communications Director for the Oregon Citizens Alliance, the most extensive political network of Christian activists I&rsquo;ve ever seen. Pat Robertson came to Oregon to examine our organizational model before he created the Christian Coalition. I was the #2 man in OCA for several years and want to offer that experience to the conservative movement here.</p> <p>I will likely run for another office in 2016 as part of this effort.</p> </blockquote> Miranda Blue Anti-Gay C4 Election 2014 Election 2016 Equality For All Marriage Equality Massachusetts Scott Lively Fighting the Right 48966 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:25:56 -0500 Massachusetts Scott Lively Is Sorry People Are Offended When He Says 'Sexual Perversion' Is Destroying America <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>The inclusion of anti-gay activist Scott Lively as an independent in Massachusetts&rsquo; gubernatorial race has certainly made things more interesting.</p> <p>For instance, the website <a href="">iBerkshires reports</a> on an exchange following Monday&rsquo;s gubernatorial debate, in which Lively had said that &ldquo;sexual perversion in schools&rdquo; is a <a href="">bigger problem than infrastructure decay</a>, <a href=""> earning a rebuke from Republican Charlie Baker, who has an openly gay brother</a>.</p> <p>After the debate, Lively accused the &ldquo;very easily offended&rdquo; Baker of taking a &ldquo;cheap shot&rdquo; at him.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am sorry that they feel that way but I am not going to start legitimizing sexual perversion just because they are unhappy about it,&rdquo; Lively added.</p> <blockquote> <p>One of his remarks triggered a sharp response from Baker, who felt Lively's statement that sexual perversion was corroding the state was a personal insult. During the debate Baker told Lively that was offended by the remark.</p> <p>"I brought it up because it was pretty clear he was talking about my family. If you are going to talk about my family, you are going to hear from me. That is the way I am built and the way I work," Baker said after the debate.</p> <p>Lively had another view saying, "that was a cheap shot by Charlie. I was not attacking his family. I am talking about the whole spectrum of sexual behavior outside of marriage."</p> <p>When asked about offending others in the first state in the country to legalize gay marriage with such comments, Lively said, "these are people who are very easily offended. They have a completely opposite world view. I am sorry that they feel that way but I am not going to start legitimizing sexual perversion just because they are unhappy about it."</p> </blockquote> Miranda Blue Anti-Gay C4 Charlie Baker Equality For All Massachusetts Scott Lively Fighting the Right 48516 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:01:04 -0500 Massachusetts Scott Lively Doesn't Hate Gays, Just Wants Them To 'Enjoy The Blessings Of Being Able To Live A Heterosexual Life' <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>In an <a href="">interview</a> with the American Family Association&rsquo;s Sandy Rios this morning, globe-trotting anti-gay activist Scott Lively insisted that he doesn&rsquo;t hate LGBT people or &ldquo;want them to be harmed in any way&rdquo; or &ldquo;put in jail.&rdquo;</p> <p>Instead, he said, &ldquo;I want them to receive salvation in Jesus Christ, repent of their sins, and be able to enjoy the blessings of being able to live a heterosexual life and have a wife or a husband &mdash; depending on what their gender is &mdash; and the great blessings that come from doing things the God designed us to live. &ldquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>Earlier in the interview, Lively repeated his contention that a <a href="">Human Rights Campaign report</a> detailing his work pushing anti-gay laws throughout the world was &ldquo; <a href="">trying to incite murder against me</a>.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a hit list, and a hit list file, it&rsquo;s like the 10 Most Wanted list,&rdquo; he told Rios.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is nothing less than directions to the next Floyd Lee Corkins on who to assassinate and where to find them and inflammatory rhetoric to get them all wound up in order to feel motivated to be able to do it,&rdquo; he said, referring to the mentally disturbed man who attempted a shooting at the Family Research Council. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a hit list for assassination.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Every leftist organization in America knows they have people that follow their rhetoric who are willing to commit murder,&rdquo; he added.</p> <p>When Rios responded that she herself had had &ldquo;vile&rdquo; things said about her, Lively responded, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s demonic, it&rsquo;s literally demonic. What you&rsquo;re seeing is demonic expression through human agents that have given themselves over to the Devil.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="" width="100%"></iframe></p> Miranda Blue American Family Association Anti-Gay C4 Equality For All Marriage Equality Marriage Equality Massachusetts Sandy Rios Scott Lively American Family Radio 48411 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:48:52 -0500 Massachusetts Anti-Immigrant Rally Speaker Warns Housing Migrant Kids Will Turn 'Massachusetts Into Mexichusetts' <p>Speaking to an anti-immigrant rally at the Massachusetts statehouse this weekend, <a href="">Boston radio host Jeffrey Kuhner warned</a> that the state&rsquo;s <a href=""> plan to take in about 1,000 </a> children fleeing violence in Central America will destroy the country and turn &ldquo;Massachusetts into Mexichusetts."</p> <p>A WorldNetDaily report about the protest &mdash; which Kuhner called&nbsp;<a href="">the &ldquo;Stop The Invasion&rdquo; rally</a> &mdash; <a href="">claims that it drew 5,000 people</a>; a local news station <a href=""> estimated that the number was about 1,000</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;As Shakespeare would put it, it is the national question: Shall we be or not be? Shall we exist as a nation jealous of its sovereignty, faithful to its law and its Constitution, protective of its citizens, or are we going to be transformed into a socialist third world banana republic which does what Mini-Me wants to do, what he is in the process of doing, if we don&rsquo;t stop him now?&rdquo; Kuhner said. &ldquo;Because he is going to turn Massachusetts into Mexichusetts. And my answer to him is loud and clear: No mas, no more!&rdquo;</p> <p>By &ldquo;Mini-Me,&rdquo; Kuhner appears to be referring to Gov. Deval Patrick, who has introduced a plan to <a href=""> temporarily shelter 1,000 of the Central American children </a> who have fled to the U.S. southern border.</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Earlier this month, Kuhner devoted a <a href="">whole episode of his radio show</a> to the &ldquo;Mexichusetts&rdquo; theme, railing against Patrick for turning the state into a &ldquo;dumping ground&rdquo; and accusing him of &ldquo;treason.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="" width="100%"></iframe></p> Miranda Blue C4 Immigration Jeffrey Kuhner Massachusetts Fighting the Right 47752 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:05:16 -0500 Massachusetts Scott Lively: There Is A Gay Agenda, And It 'Reflects An Insane And Satanic Delusion' <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>Like many of us, Scott Lively spent the Fourth of July weekend reflecting on the &ldquo;gay agenda,&rdquo; and on Sunday published a&nbsp;<a href="">WorldNetDaily</a>&nbsp;column arguing that said agenda very much exists and in fact &ldquo;reflects an insane and Satanic delusion which breeds chaos."</p> <p>Lively argues, as he does frequently, that he didn&rsquo;t mind when the gay rights movement was about &ldquo;the right to be left alone,&rdquo; but he doesn&rsquo;t like what he sees as the post-Stonewall turn toward the &ldquo;radically Marxist goal&rdquo; of destroying the family and all of society.</p> <blockquote> <p>Mentioning the &ldquo;gay&rdquo; agenda in the presence of an LGBT activist or any other Cultural Marxist is like pulling the string on a Sheriff Woody doll, you hear precisely the same recording each time: &ldquo;<em>What gay agenda? There is no gay agenda.&rdquo; </em></p> <p>But, of course, the audacious lie that the now-global LGBT political movement has &ldquo;no agenda&rdquo; is as transparent as the Emperor&rsquo;s new clothes. Indeed, their agenda is not only undeniable, it has unfortunately become unavoidable!</p> <p>An agenda is simply a plan or list of matters to be acted upon by a person or group related to a strategic goal to be achieved. By definition, every person or group with a goal has one.</p> <p>The original goal of the &ldquo;gay&rdquo; movement was best summarized by Dale Jennings of the Mattachine Society as &ldquo;the right to be left alone.&rdquo; <em>Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context</em>, Phd Dececco (John), John Dececco, Phd, Vern L Bullough, Vern L Bullough, RN, PhD, Haworth Press, 2002, p 88. That goal can be translated as &ldquo;tolerance.&rdquo; I think it is fair to say that the vast majority of pro-family advocates and activists in the world today (including this writer) would gladly support that goal.</p> <p>However, with the violent Stonewall Riot of June 28, 1969 (celebrated annually today as &ldquo;Gay Pride Day&ldquo;), the movement adopted a radical Marxist goal and agenda heavily influenced by Herbert Marcuse of the Frankfort School of &ldquo;Cultural Marxists.&rdquo;</p> <p>&hellip;</p> <p>In conclusion, the &ldquo;gay&rdquo; agenda is to eliminate the existing Judeo-Christian model of civilization, grounded in marriage-based procreative sexuality, to make way for an irrational and impossible Cultural Marxist model which imagines family-less unlimited &ldquo;sexual freedom&rdquo; (anarchy), while somehow preserving orderliness in every other aspect of human society. It reflects an insane and Satanic delusion which breeds chaos, and can only be stopped by unceasing reaffirmation of Biblical values and the natural family by the rest of us.</p> </blockquote> Miranda Blue Anti-Gay C4 Equality For All Marriage Equality Massachusetts Scott Lively Fighting the Right 47469 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:36:12 -0500 Massachusetts Brian Camenker: 'Massively Destructive' GLSEN Pushes 'Psychologically Penetrating' School Programs <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>MassResistance head Brian Camenker is furious that several corporations are sponsoring a youth summit organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). The Religious Right activist <a href="">told WorldNetDaily yesterday</a> that the companies are supporting &ldquo;massively destructive and offensive things.&rdquo;</p> <p>Earlier this week, Camenker's group issued a <a href="">report</a> warning of GLSEN&rsquo;s &ldquo;radical homosexual and transgender psychological propaganda&rdquo; in schools: &ldquo;It has set up &lsquo;gay straight alliance&rsquo; student clubs (GSAs) inside thousands of high schools (and even some middle schools) across the country. GLSEN pushes a wide range of psychologically penetrating homosexual and transgender programs activities into the schools, such as the controversial &lsquo;Day of Silence.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <blockquote> &ldquo;It should outrageous and terrifying to families that these companies, which they trust to do business with, spend their money on such massively destructive and offensive things such as GLSEN,&rdquo; said Brian Camenker, founder and leader of Mass Resistance.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Over the years, they are probably the most vicious and aggressive group pushing the homosexual agenda in schools,&rdquo; he said.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;They train kids that parents are stupid and ignorant and it is gay activists that are really the wise ones,&rdquo; he said.<br /> <br /> The instructions are &ldquo;coming to your school soon,&rdquo; the organization advised.<br /> <br /> GLSEN, Mass Resistance said, is the nation&rsquo;s largest homosexual and transgender activist organization working inside schools in all 50 states.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;It has set up &lsquo;gay straight alliance&rsquo; student clubs (GSAs) inside thousands of high schools (and even some middle schools) across the country. GLSEN pushes a wide range of psychologically penetrating homosexual and transgender programs activities into the schools, such as the controversial &lsquo;Day of Silence.&rsquo; It also directly organizes and trains teachers to integrate their techniques throughout the curriculum. Founded in the early 1990s by super-activist Kevin Jennings, it has a multi-million dollar budget, lavishly funded by corporate America and private foundations.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The report says taxpayer dollars for the events come from the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Unfortunately, most people &ndash; and especially most parents &ndash; have no idea the extent of the radical homosexual and transgender psychological propaganda being pushed at children in their schools, much less what&rsquo;s going on behind the scenes. We hope to begin to remedy that,&rdquo; the Mass Resistance report said.</blockquote> Brian Tashman Anti-Gay Brian Camenker C4 Education Massachusetts MassResistance WorldNetDaily Fighting the Right 46858 Thu, 15 May 2014 10:15:21 -0500 Massachusetts Meet Justina Pelletier, The Religious Right's Next Campaign <p>For the <a href="">last several months</a>, Glenn Beck has tirelessly focused on a case involving a young woman named Justina Pelletier who was diagnosed by one set of doctors at Tufts Medical Center as having a condition known as mitochondrial disease, for which she had been receiving treatment. At one point, Justina became ill and ended up at the Boston Children's Hospital to see her longtime gastroenterologist, who had switched hospitals, when doctors there determined that she did not, in fact, have mitochondrial disease but was rather suffering from a <a href="">somatoform disorder</a>, which is "a mental disorder characterized by symptoms that suggest physical illness or injury."</p> <p>Justina's parents disagreed with the diagnosis given by Boston Children's Hospital and sought to discharge their daughter but the hospital refused, instead informing them that an allegation of medical child abuse had been filed against them. At that point, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families got involved, taking custody of Justina, placing her under psychiatric care and limiting her contact with her parents.</p> <p>That set off a long and on-going legal battle between Justina's parents and the state and while the case has been <a href="">heavily </a><a href="">covered</a> in the local media, few <a href="">outside of Glenn Beck</a> have been paying much attention to the story. Beck continues to focus attention on it daily and last week, Justina's father <a href="">appeared on his television program</a> in violation of a gag order, for which he is now facing <a href="">contempt charges</a>.</p> <p>Those were the latest developments until, suddenly, a bunch of Religious Right groups got involved in the fight yesterday, including Patrick Mahoney, who was deeply involved in the Terry Schiavo fight, and Personhood USA, as the two groups <a href="">announced</a> that they would be protesting outside the Suffolk County Juvenile Court during a <a href="">hearing</a> that was scheduled to take place regarding Justina's case.</p> <p>On top of that, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver just as suddenly <a href="">announced</a> that he was the Pelletier family's legal counsel and his organization made this case <a href="">its top priority</a> as Staver began <a href="">making the rounds</a> promoting it on Fox and elsewhere.</p> <p>Why, after months of total silence and literally no interest, did several Religious Right organizations suddenly and collectively begin to care about this case, all on the same day?&nbsp;</p> <p>Well, as <a href="">Beck explained</a> on his radio program today, last week an unnamed billionaire benefactor of his The Blaze network saw the program featuring Justina's father and was so outraged by it that he vowed to hire a legal team and turn this into a crusade:</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>As Beck said, the "new attorney" hired by this benefactor would be appearing on his program tonight to discuss the latest developments in this case ... and that attorney is <a href="">none other than Mat Staver</a>:</p> <p class="rteindent1">Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will appear on the Glenn Beck TV Show today from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to discuss the ongoing story of Justina Pelletier, who was taken from her parents and is currently being denied medical treatment.</p> <p>So that at least seems to explain why, all of a sudden, a bunch of Religious Right groups have gotten involved in this complex and frequently confusing case: because some unnamed billionaire is footing the bill for them to do so.</p> Kyle Mantyla Justina Pelletier Massachusetts Mat Staver Patrick Mahoney Personhood USA C3 Glenn Beck Fighting the Right 45861 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:08:38 -0500 Massachusetts MassResistance: LGBT-Rights Celebration Brought 'Spiritual Darkness' to Massachusetts State House <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="" /> <p>Last month, MassResistance head Brian Camenker claimed that teachers in LGBT-inclusive schools in Massachusetts will be just like &ldquo;<a href="">Nazi concentration camp guards</a>&rdquo; following the passage of a transgender anti-discrimination law. MassResistance attended a celebration of the transgender equality law and issued a report titled &ldquo;<a href="">The State House event from hell</a>.&rdquo; The group said that the event&rsquo;s &ldquo;spiritual darkness took a long time to get over&rdquo; as &ldquo;hatred and evil resonated throughout the room,&rdquo; and went on to warn that the LGBT rights movement is targeting children for recruitment.</p> <blockquote> Hatred and evil resonated throughout the room<br /> <br /> It was their "victory dance" and they wanted to make a point that there's a lot more to come. The room was filled with hardcore transgender and homosexual activists.<br /> <br /> Of all the "gay" events at the State House over the years, this was the worst. The sheer hatred in the room against pro-family people was so thick you could feel it, and it seemed to resonate through every speech. The spiritual darkness took a long time to get over. It was reminiscent of the horrible cheering and screaming scene by homosexual activists outside Boston City Hall in 2004 when the first "gay marriages" took place.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> The event began with several high-profile speakers, including the Governor, Attorney General, and Speaker of the House, and other politicians, followed by leaders and major figures from various state homosexual and transgender organizations.<br /> <br /> The speakers were all very candid about their hostility for pro-family values and their plans to push the homosexual and transgender demands as far as they can. The speeches certainly fired up the activists. But to anyone else, it was eerie and unnerving.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> &bull; Children. A big target of this movement is children. They want to "help" children to find their identities.<br /> <br /> &bull; Demonizing our side. The people who did not agree with this bill are bigoted and backwards. Or, as Attorney General Martha Coakley "gracefully" put it: "nearsighted."<br /> <br /> &bull; Ruthlessness. They are going to be ruthless in enforcing it.<br /> <br /> &bull; More to come. This is just the beginning. They intend to use the law to its fullest, and expand it as much as they can. At a minimum, they intend to push through the "public accommodations" sections this session.<br /> <br /> &bull; Change America. They now have the power they need to change society, starting here but eventually across America.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> As you can see, they are not stopping here. The radical activists have more plans are for you, your children, and all of society. And the high government officials who have contempt and hostility for people with traditional pro-family values are only too eager to carry them out. And they're relishing the fact that they have the power to do it as harshly as they wish.</blockquote> Brian Tashman Brian Camenker C4 Massachusetts MassResistance Fighting the Right 42393 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:35:14 -0500 Massachusetts Scott Lively Envisions a Religious Right/Progressive Grassroots Third Party Coalition <p>Scott Lively dropped in on "Focal Point" <a href="">today</a>, mostly to discuss <a href="">developments</a> in Uganda, but also to provide some insights on <a href="">his plan</a> to run for Governor of Massachusetts, which he apparently <a href="">thinks he can win</a> by creating a third party coalition by merging anti-gay Religious Right activists with "the grassroots of the progressive movement":&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>On his blog, Lively has <a href="">posted a manifesto</a>&nbsp;explaining how this new coalition would work as Religious Right activists leave the corporate GOP and set about&nbsp;"plundering the 'Progressive' base" by winning over Blacks, Hispanics, libertarians, environmentalists, and labor unions:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote> <p>Why will ethnic minorities join us in the first place, before we&rsquo;ve been able to prove ourselves champions of true social justice? We will make a simple appeal to the thing we most share in common. &ldquo;Our Bond Is Family!&rdquo; There&rsquo;s our pitch and strategy in bumper-sticker simplicity. The typical African American or Hispanic person is generally more Christian and pro-family than the average American (as are the Russian, Eastern European, East Indian, African and Asian immigrants). RINO Republicans could never build a bridge to these minorities because they don&rsquo;t share these values. But we can and should.</p> <p>The illegal immigration issue has unfortunately distracted both conservatives and Hispanics from the interests we hold in common, but from my experience I think most Hispanics who are legal citizens would gravitate naturally to the Republican Party and not the Democrats if our agenda were centered on family rather than fiscal matters (especially if we had our own social justice platform). Frankly, I&rsquo;d happily trade any number of pro-abortion, hate-America White liberal suburbanites for the equivalent number of pro-life, pro-family working class Hispanic citizens. We&rsquo;d be a much stronger country for it.</p> <p>...</p> <p>We should reach out to moderate and conservative-leaning environmentalists as well. Environmentalism is another movement we should rescue from the Marxists and rebuild on a Christian foundation. Our responsibility to be good stewards of the earth is a central tenet of Christianity, and we are certainly much more capable of fulfilling this duty in a balanced manner than the Marxists are. (Not to mention that we would do the world a great service to steer at least some portion of this powerful movement away from power-grabbing globalist goals such as Agenda 21 and &ldquo;global warming&rdquo; and toward authentic environmental needs.)</p> <p>One key point in this arena that deserves immediate, urgent advocacy is opposition to genetically-modified foods. RINOs would never take this position for fear of alienating agri-business and mega-corporations like Monsanto, but we conservatives should.</p> <p>Environmentalists might at first seem to be an impossible constituency to recruit, but Christians share an important common ground with them: an embrace of the natural and rejection of the unnatural. The most important concepts in environmentalism &mdash; bio-diversity, eco-systems, and the inter-dependence of species &mdash; rest on the clear &ldquo;natural law&rdquo; presupposition (central to Christianity as well) that there is an existing order in nature that should be protected by human beings. We also share a distrust of the corporate giants whose myopic pursuit of ever greater profits represents the greatest threat to the environment.</p> <p>If we craft an appeal based on our common preference for the &ldquo;natural&rdquo; over the &ldquo;artificial,&rdquo; and frame this as a logical basis for deciding social policy in every area, we suddenly have a powerful unifying theme for our entire slate that could win every intellectually honest environmentalist to our side: the natural value of life vs the unnatural termination of unborn babies, natural marriage vs. un-natural homosexual unions, God-given liberty vs. man-made Statism, commerce among real persons vs. that with artificial corporate &ldquo;persons,&rdquo; natural foods vs. genetic experiments, a return to family farms and rejection of agri-business, a return to natural remedies and rejection of Big Pharma, etc..</p> <p>While we&rsquo;re plundering the &ldquo;Progressive&rdquo; base, lets not forget the labor unions. There&rsquo;s nothing inherently evil or unbiblical about labor unions. The evil comes from the Marxist ideologues and organized crime elements who control them. Union members were the heart and soul of the so-called &ldquo;Reagan Democrats&rdquo; who crossed party lines in droves for Reagan because he sincerely espoused Christian values. This is a natural constituency for a newly Bible-centered GOP. The only reason we don&rsquo;t have them now in any significant numbers is that the corporate giants don&rsquo;t like them (for obvious reasons) and continually foster hostility against them among the Republican rank and file.</p> </blockquote> Kyle Mantyla Abiding Truth Ministries Agenda 21 Anti-Gay Massachusetts Scott Lively C3 Fighting the Right 41603 Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:18:16 -0500 Massachusetts Brian Camenker Blames Gay Marriage for Spike in Domestic Violence <p>MassResistance has updated its report, &ldquo;<a href="">What same-sex &lsquo;marriage&rsquo; has done to Massachusetts</a>,&rdquo; and the group&rsquo;s head Brian Camenker appeared on VCY America&rsquo;s <a href=""><em>Crosstalk</em></a> to go down the list of all of the so-called negative impacts of marriage equality.</p> <blockquote> Anyone who thinks that same-sex "marriage" is a benign eccentricity which won't affect the average person should consider what it has done to Massachusetts since 2004. It's become a hammer to force the acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone. The slippery slope is real. New radical demands never cease. What has happened in the last several years is truly frightening.</blockquote> <p>Camenker rehashed the typical claims about how gay rights is leading to anti-Christian persecution, but also told host Vice Eliason that marriage equality is responsible for an uptick in the state&rsquo;s domestic violence cases. Experts say that domestic violence has <a href="">increased nationwide</a>, likely <a href="">connected to economic stress</a>, <a href="">Massachusetts included</a>.</p> <p>But Camenker says gay couples are responsible for the increase, arguing that &ldquo;the rates of domestic violence among homosexual couples is many, many times that of heterosexual couples,&rdquo; which he alleges is a manifestation of &ldquo;the dysfunctional nature of homosexual relationships.&rdquo;</p> <p>However, Jane Doe Inc. The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence <a href="">writes</a>, &ldquo;Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals are abused at approximately the same levels as heterosexual couples, but the abuse may be exacerbated by social isolation caused by societal oppression and discrimination.&rdquo; The Center for American Progress also <a href="">notes </a>that &ldquo;studies have found that domestic violence occurs among same-sex couples at comparable rates to straight couples,&rdquo; not &ldquo;many, many times that of heterosexual couples&rdquo; as Camenker claims.</p> <p align="center"><embed width="400" height="20" src="" bgcolor="undefined" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="file=/sites/default/files/mp3/Camenker-Eliason-8-9-2012.mp3"></embed></p> <blockquote><strong>Eliason</strong>: Domestic violence, what&rsquo;s happening in that field dealing with this new lifestyle?<br /> <br /> <strong>Camenker</strong>: Well it&rsquo;s well known that the rates of domestic violence among homosexual couples is many, many times that of heterosexual couples for all kinds of reasons. What&rsquo;s happened in Massachusetts is that it has gotten so high that the legislature is having to budget more and more money, millions of dollars now, toward dealing with this problem up from a hundred thousand dollars just a few years go.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> <strong>Camenker</strong>: It&rsquo;s interesting at homosexual related events, you know gay pride events and all this stuff, they&rsquo;re handing out all this gay domestic violence, partner violence literature, which is funded by the state. Apparently this has become a big problem; it&rsquo;s even being passed out at high school gay clubs and all of this stuff. You know, the dysfunctional nature of homosexual relationships, which nobody wants to talk about, is being manifest more and more we&rsquo;re seeing. </blockquote> Brian Tashman Anti-Gay Brian Camenker C4 Marriage Equality Massachusetts MassResistance Vic Eliason Voice of Christian Youth America (VCY America) Fighting the Right 40696 Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:00:49 -0500 Massachusetts