Fighting the Right http://www.pfaw.org/ Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:45:14 -0400 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:37:23 -0400 Colorado Pastor: God Directed Attack On Pregnant Woman To Teach Us A Lesson About Abortion Rights http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/colorado-pastor-god-directed-attack-pregnant-woman-teach-us-lesson-about-abortion-rights <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/kevin_swanson_a.jpg?1359135022" /> <p>Joining Colorado Republican lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt in suggesting that <a href="http://ktla.com/2015/03/25/michelle-wilkins-pregnant-woman-stabbed-for-baby-released-from-hospital/"> the attack of a pregnant woman in Colorado </a> was <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/klingenschmitt-brutal-attack-upon-pregnant-woman-curse-god-upon-america"> part of a divine plan to expose the injustice of legal abortion</a>, Colorado-based radio host Kevin Swanson <a href="http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/generations-radio/player/kids-are-the-victims-of-homosexuality-and-abortion-the-longmont-abortion-story-458721.html"> wondered </a> yesterday if &ldquo;by God&rsquo;s providence, He may have somehow directed this irony to teach Colorado a lesson&rdquo; about its &ldquo;pro-abortion&rdquo; policies.</p> <p>According to <a href="http://ktla.com/2015/03/25/michelle-wilkins-pregnant-woman-stabbed-for-baby-released-from-hospital/">reports</a>, the woman &ldquo;was stabbed and had her baby cut from her womb&rdquo; and the baby later died.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re a murderer state,&rdquo; Swanson said. &ldquo;There is so much blood on the hands of this state, it&rsquo;s hard to live here. It&rsquo;s hard to live in the state of Colorado because there is so much blood on the hands of our leaders, here in the state of Colorado, and the populace who is so pro-abortion they would not protect this child who was murdered in her mother&rsquo;s womb over the weekend.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197830762&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman C4 Kevin Swanson Generations Radio Fighting the Right 52781 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:30:06 -0400 Fighting the Right Gordon Klingenschmitt Sparks Outrage After Linking God To Attack On Pregnant Woman http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gordon-klingenschmitt-sparks-outrage-after-linking-god-attack-pregnant-woman <p>Who could have predicted that Gordon Klingenschmitt wouldn&rsquo;t exactly live up to his promise, following his <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/meet-dr-chaps-gordon-klingenschmitt-colorados-new-anti-gay-demon-hunting-state-legislator" id="LPlnk477199"> election to the Colorado State House </a> last year, that he would &ldquo;<a href="http://www.advocate.com/politics/2014/11/11/watch-klingenschmitt-claims-hell-tone-down-rhetoric-legislator">tone down the rhetoric</a>&rdquo; after building a career out of making <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/colorado-goper-gordon-klingenschmitts-10-craziest-moments-homophobia-exorcisms-and-morehttp:/www.rightwingwatch.org/content/colorado-goper-gordon-klingenschmitts-10-craziest-moments-homophobia-exorcisms-and-more"> off-the-wall statements </a> as a Religious Right activist.</p> <p>Klingenschmitt has set off a firestorm in Colorado after he claimed that a brutal attack on a pregnant woman in the state, in which a baby died after being cut from the woman's womb, was the result of <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/klingenschmitt-brutal-attack-upon-pregnant-woman-curse-god-upon-america"> God&rsquo;s &ldquo;curse&rdquo; on America for legalizing abortion</a>.</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KyOLyis2JYw?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>His colleagues in the state legislature, including the lawmaker who used to represent Klingenschmitt&rsquo;s district, <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27792044/gop-aghast-at-klingenschmitts-act-god-comment-babys">called out the GOP lawmaker for his remark</a>:</p> <blockquote> "His statement was outrageous," said Rep. Beth McCann of Denver. "Rep. Klingenschmidt is politicizing a terrible human tragedy. The statement was incredibly insensitive to a family that is been through an unimaginable horrific experience."<br /> <br /> Rep. Polly Lawrence, R-Douglas County, said Thursday she was "appalled" at her colleague's remarks.<br /> <br /> "Gordon does not speak for his caucus," said Lawrence, the House assistant minority leader.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> [Former State Rep. Mark] Waller said he is concerned that Wilkins, who has been released from the hospital, will read Klingenschmitt's comments.<br /> <br /> "It's just plain wrong to say something like that, this poor woman," he said. "This was a horrible tragedy."</blockquote> <p>Republicans were <a href="http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/politics/2015/03/26/gordon-klingenschmitt-longmont-stabbing/70489416/">quick to distance themselves</a> from a member of their own caucus:</p> <blockquote> "I think this statement is reprehensible and disrespectful," House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, a Democrat, said in a statement . "Given the sensitive nature of the events, as well as respect for the victim and her family, I'm not going to comment any further."<br /> <br /> Steve House, the new chairman of the Colorado GOP, was less critical in his statement.<br /> <br /> "Gordon has the right to exercise his First Amendment protection of free speech," House said in a written statement. "Gordon does not speak on behalf of the Colorado Republican Party and to suggest otherwise would be inaccurate and dishonest."<br /> <br /> Others at the state Capitol were left to wonder how Klingenschmitt thought he could make the remarks without public backlash.<br /> <br /> "It's so disrespectful to the victims," said one political operative in the state capitol. "Does [Klingenschmitt] not think that the Internet works in the building?"</blockquote> Brian Tashman C4 Colorado Gordon Klingenschmitt Fighting the Right 52801 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:45:14 -0400 Fighting the Right Michael Savage: Watch 'Homeland' To Understand Obama http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/michael-savage-watch-homeland-understand-obama <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/Michael_Savage.jpg?1412887748" /> <p>Yesterady on &ldquo;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdBYlAKF-KU">The Savage Nation</a>,&rdquo; Michael Savage lit into President Obama&rsquo;s role in the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban prisoner who is now facing chargers of desertion.</p> <p>Savage claimed Obama is &ldquo;diminishing the U.S. military&rdquo; and &ldquo;permitting the Islamo-fascists to rise,&rdquo; mocking liberals who believe Obama is a &ldquo;loyal American&rdquo; who &ldquo;loves America.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Are you sure of that?&rdquo; Savage facetiously asked. &ldquo;Are you sure you haven&rsquo;t watched the show &lsquo;Homeland&rsquo; sufficient to understand that occasionally along comes someone who has not the American interest at heart? Is that possible? &lsquo;Oh no, you right-wing nuts, you have it all wrong, you&rsquo;re a bunch of racists. How dare you say that about the greatest American since George Washington.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197840468&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman C4 Michael Savage Fighting the Right 52791 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:30:19 -0400 Fighting the Right Obama Supports Mandatory Voting In Order To 'Flood The Nation With Illegal Immigrants' And Destroy The GOP http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/obama-supports-mandatory-voting-order-flood-nation-illegal-immigrants-and-destroy-gop <p>While speaking last week <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/18/remarks-president-city-club-cleveland">in Ohio</a>, President Obama was asked his thoughts on how to control the amount of money in politics and spending on campaigns, to which he responded by noting, among other things, that some nations have mandatory voting.</p> <p>"If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country," Obama said, and that has predictably alarmed conservative activists who <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GBAsFwPglw">notoriously</a> <em>do not want</em> everyone to vote, such as Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association.</p> <p>Discussing Obama's statement on the "Today's Issues" radio program <a href="https://vimeo.com/123320369">this morning</a>, Knight and Wildmon both stated that most people who don't vote are uninformed and ignorant and so "we don't want those people voting" in the first place.</p> <p>Knight <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzVZZyGp2ic">went on to claim</a> that Obama is seeking to "flood the nation with illegal immigrants, get them hooked on welfare and then have them vote for Democrats," which Wildmon said was part of a plan to bring about "the death of the Republican Party as we know it":</p> <p align="center"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qzVZZyGp2ic?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla American Civil Rights Union American Family Association Robert Knight Tim Wildmon Voting Rights C3 Fighting the Right 52776 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:09:48 -0400 Fighting the Right Rick Wiles: 'Violence And Bloodshed' Against Christians Coming To America http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rick-wiles-violence-and-bloodshed-against-christians-coming-america <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/rick_wiles_a.jpg?1365106453" /> <p>Yesterday on &ldquo;<a href="http://www.trunews.com/wednesday-march-25-2015-simon-black-and-tom-doyle/">Trunews</a>,&rdquo; Rick Wiles said that American laws designed to &ldquo;intimidate&rdquo; Christians are paving the way for violent anti-Christian persecution in the U.S.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is coming here,&rdquo; Wiles said. &ldquo;There is an ugly spirit of Antichrist rising up in the world, they are attacking Christianity through political and legal means of intimidation but it will escalate to outright violence and bloodshed because it is Satan who is driving them.&rdquo;</p> <p>The End Times broadcasted has previously claimed that Christians will soon be&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rick-wiles-christians-america-will-soon-be-arrested-or-possibly-killed">arrested, killed</a> and <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rick-wiles-obama-plans-dictatorship-sodomites-will-make-us-slaves">enslaved</a> in America.</p> <p align="center"><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197826834&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"></iframe> Brian Tashman C4 Rick Wiles Trunews Fighting the Right 52771 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:05:53 -0400 Fighting the Right Glenn Beck's Crusade Against Grover Norquist Has Now Expanded To Include Karl Rove http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/glenn-becks-crusade-against-grover-norquist-has-now-expanded-include-karl-rove <p>Last night, Glenn Beck dedicated his <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdTGbLs1toU">entire television program</a> to laying out his <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/after-beck-threatens-cancel-his-membership-nra-launches-ethics-investigation-grover-norquist">case</a> that anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is a secret agent of the Muslim Brotherhood which, in typical Beck fashion, involved a good bit of grandstanding, lots of conjecture and insinuation, and several chalkboard's worth of guilt-by-association.</p> <p>On his radio program <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCtW9jKPueg">today</a>, Beck continued to hammer away at Norquist, whom he wants to see <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/glenn-beck-threatens-cancel-his-nra-membership-if-grover-norquist-re-elected-groups-board">removed</a> from the board of the NRA, declaring that "we're at the beginning of a Van Jones thing"when it comes to exposing Norquist's nefarious network, calling him "the Muslim Brotherhood's Tides Foundation."</p> <p>Not surprisingly, Beck's crusade against Norquist has now expanded to include Karl Rove, with whom he has been <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-spine-of-a-worm-the-ethics-of-whores-glenn-beck-unloads-on-karl-rove/">publicly feuding</a> for the last week.</p> <p>As Beck sees it, the only reason that Rove criticized him last week for supposedly leaving the GOP is because Beck was working to expose Norquist, with whom Rove has close ties.</p> <p>"Isn't it interesting that Karl Rove decides to open up another front while I have Grover Norquist going as well?" <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btxzw5X3DjY">Beck asked</a>. "We're now fighting a battle on two fronts and I believe they are connected. I believe that Karl Rove and Grover Norquist are joined at the hip and there's something very bad here":</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Btxzw5X3DjY?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Grover Norquist Karl Rove C3 Glenn Beck Fighting the Right 52761 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:26:51 -0400 Fighting the Right Ted Cruz: Unlike Other Candidates, I Don't Engage In 'Gutter' Politics http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/ted-cruz-unlike-other-candidates-i-dont-engage-gutter-politics <p>Ted Cruz, one of the U.S. Senate&rsquo;s most <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/ted-cruz-tea-partys-doomsday-prophet">extreme</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/the-new-mccarthyism">and</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/03/23/3637462/five-conspiracy-theories-ted-cruz-actually-believes/">conspiratorial</a> members, <a href="http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2015/03/26/brody-file-video-exclusive-ted-cruz-says-we-are-to.aspx">told</a> sympathetic commentator David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network today that he plans to run a &ldquo;positive, optimistic, hopeful&rdquo; campaign for president that will stay out of the gutter.</p> <p>&ldquo;There may be other candidates who get down and nasty, who get personal, who go into the gutter and launch attacks. I ain&rsquo;t going to be one of them, and I&rsquo;m not going to reciprocate,&rdquo; Cruz said, before clarifying that he does plan to &ldquo;contrast&rdquo; his record with that of other candidates. &ldquo;The Scripture gives us guidance; the word tells us &lsquo;you shall know them by their fruit.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p>When Brody asked the senator if he agrees with evangelicals who &ldquo;believe that this is a Christian nation,&rdquo; Cruz <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KndpTy3gpwE&feature=youtu.be">said</a> that America was &ldquo;built on Judeo-Christian values&rdquo; and &ldquo;built by people of faith, men and women of faith, who were fleeing persecution.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KndpTy3gpwE" width="560"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman C4 David Brody Election 2016 Ted Cruz Christian Broadcasting Network Fighting the Right 52756 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:50:01 -0400 Fighting the Right Donald Trump: Immigrants Destroying America, Middle Class Ready To Rebel http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/donald-trump-immigrants-destroying-america-middle-class-ready-rebel <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_rww/donald_trump__1_a.jpg?1375384239" /> <p>Last night on &ldquo;<a href="http://stevedeace.com/podcast/deace-show-podcast-03-25-15/">The Steve Deace Show</a>,&rdquo; Donald Trump spoke to the Iowa-based host about how this time, he is really serious about running for president. He told Deace that Republicans have failed to stand up to Democratic officials who &ldquo;don&rsquo;t know what they&rsquo;re doing&rdquo; and &ldquo;just want to keep taxing.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;They talk and they continue to talk,&rdquo; Trump said. &ldquo;You see this huge flair of talk and then nothing happens.&rdquo; And if there is one thing the <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-running-for-governor-new-york-no-2013-12">almost-1988, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential candidate</a> Donald Trump doesn&rsquo;t like, it&rsquo;s talk without action. If things don&rsquo;t turn around soon, Trump warned, immigrants may destroy America and the middle class will rise up.</p> <p>&ldquo;People are flowing into this country by the millions, not by the thousands, by the millions, and destroying the fabric of the country,&rdquo; Trump warned. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re talking about the highest-taxed nation in the world and the middle class is just getting decimated. I mean, everybody is hitting the middle class and something has to happen because we&rsquo;re not going to have a middle class or the middle class is going to do something that you and I and nobody else is going to like and who can blame them? They are getting decimated.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197799276&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman C4 Donald Trump Election 2016 Immigration Steve Deace Fighting the Right 52751 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:10:51 -0400 Fighting the Right Klingenschmitt: Transgender People Are Driven By A Demonic 'Predatory Spirit Of Sexual Exploitation' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/klingenschmitt-transgender-people-are-driven-demonic-predatory-spirit-sexual-exploitation <p>Like <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-launches-planet-fitness-boycott-over-lgbt-inclusive-policy">other</a> Religious Right <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/steve-deace-arrest-trans-woman-using-gym-locker-room">activists</a>, Gordon Klingenschmitt is outraged that a Planet Fitness franchise in Michigan revoked the membership of a customer who wouldn't stop <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/03/09/3631333/a-transgender-woman-went-to-the-gym-and-nothing-happened/">complaining</a> after a transgender woman hung up her coat and purse in the women&rsquo;s locker room and so he is now calling for a national boycott of the fitness chain.</p> <p>On his "Pray In Jesus Name" program <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-FVRaJ2ceU">today</a>, the Colorado Republican state legislator said that "there is a demonic spirit of lying" inside of transgender people, whom he said are "parading their parts" in front of small children because they are driven by "a predatory spirit of sexual exploitation."</p> <p>Klingenschmitt then <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/klingenschmitt-if-they-cant-enter-congregation-lord-they-certainly-shouldnt-be-allowed-enter">once again</a> asserted that since the Bible says that transgender people are not allowed in church, they should likewise be banned from using public facilities, saying that "if they can't enter the assembly of the Lord, why should they be able to enter your women's locker room."</p> <p>Klingenschmitt <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNm0cu2iRi0">concluded</a> by praying that children would be protected from "predators" like this and that millions of Americans would boycott Planet Fitness "until that corporation changes their policy":</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wNm0cu2iRi0?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Gordon Klingenschmitt C3 Fighting the Right 52746 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:48:08 -0400 Fighting the Right Religious Right Activist: Ted Cruz Is Ronald Reagan 2.0 http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/religious-right-activist-ted-cruz-ronald-reagan-20 <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/ted-cruz2.jpg?1367254591" /> <p>Don Feder of the World Congress of Families greeted Ted Cruz&rsquo;s presidential campaign announcement at Liberty University by arguing that while &ldquo;there will never be another&rdquo; Ronald Reagan, Cruz comes pretty close.</p> <p>Just like Cruz, <a href="http://www.grasstopsusa.com/df032515.html">Feder said in his column yesterday</a>, Reagan too &ldquo;alienated the Republican establishment&rdquo; and had been labeled as &ldquo;too extreme&rdquo; and &ldquo;too flamboyant&rdquo; by naysayers who believed he had &ldquo;absolutely no chance of becoming president.&rdquo;</p> <p>Feder said that Cruz picked up the baton from Reagan by declaring his bid at Liberty University, citing Reagan&rsquo;s ties with Liberty-founder Jerry Falwell and his support for the Religious Right movement.</p> <p>&ldquo;Ronald Reagan was unique; there will never be another like him,&rdquo; Feder said. &ldquo;But like Reagan, Cruz understands the power of an army of passionate idealists &mdash; people who aren&rsquo;t moved by marginal tax rates or the profit margin of the Fortune 500, but by family, faith and freedom.&rdquo;</p> <blockquote> Cruz is a throwback to another presidential contender &ndash; one who was also "too extreme," alienated the Republican establishment, was too flamboyant (appeared in Technicolor in a monochrome field) and, the pundits assured us, had absolutely no chance of becoming president.<br /> <br /> Much has been made of Cruz's choice of a venue to launch his presidential campaign &ndash; Liberty University (founded by "televangelist" Jerry Falwell, the media elite sneered) &ndash; and his faith-based message. "God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet."<br /> <br /> Cruz told the students of this Christian university: "I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America."<br /> <br /> On August 21, 1980, Ronald Reagan addressed 15,000 conservative Christians in Dallas. As church leaders, "I know you can't endorse me," Reagan famously told them. "But I want you to know that I endorse you and what you are doing." Among them was Jerry Falwell.<br /> <br /> Reagan said the Bible held the answers to all of America's problems of the day and that if we would only return to that "old-time religion," we could realize the dream of a shining "city on a hill."<br /> <br /> Ronald Reagan was unique; there will never be another like him. But like Reagan, Cruz understands the power of an army of passionate idealists &ndash; people who aren't moved by marginal tax rates or the profit margin of the Fortune 500, but by family, faith and freedom.</blockquote> Brian Tashman C4 Don Feder Ted Cruz Fighting the Right 52741 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:50:07 -0400 Fighting the Right Richard Land: Obama 'Chose To Be Mugabe Over Mandela' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/richard-land-obama-chose-be-mugabe-over-mandela <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/obama.jpg?1349226956" /> <p>Religious Right activist Richard Land guest-hosted yesterday&rsquo;s edition of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.frc.org/wwlivewithtonyperkins/clare-lopez-ken-blackwell">Washington Watch</a>&rdquo; where he expressed outrage about President Obama&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/19/politics/obama-mandatory-voting/">remarks</a> on the need for more people to vote, in which he pointed to Australia as an example of a country with compulsory voting.</p> <p>Land, a former Southern Baptist Convention official who left following <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/richard-land-announces-retirement-under-cloud-controversy-and-scandal">a scandal involving plagiarism and racial remarks</a>, brought on Kenneth Blackwell of the Family Research Council to discuss this latest &ldquo;scandal,&rdquo; agreeing that it was a sign that Obama seeks to vastly grow the size of government and divide Americans.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m going to use an extreme analogy: he could&rsquo;ve been Mandela and instead he chose to be Mugabe,&rdquo; Land said, referring to late South African leader Nelson Mandela and Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, who is notorious for his use of violence against political opponents and white farmers. &ldquo;He chose Mugabe over Mandela and we&rsquo;re all paying the price.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197668798&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>Blackwell, who helped stifle voting during the 2004 election when he served as Ohio Secretary of State, suggested that the government under Obama may soon &ldquo;order you to have mandatory political party membership.&rdquo;</p> <p>After criticizing Obama for &ldquo;doing away with Election Day&rdquo; by supporting early-voting, Blackwell claimed Obama is pushing a &ldquo;devilish plan&rdquo; to encourage people who are &ldquo;dependent&rdquo; on government to vote.</p> <p>&ldquo;We now have a president that&rsquo;s padding the books with illegal immigrants and aliens, giving them drivers&rsquo; licenses, saying that they must vote and he&rsquo;s growing government at the same time,&rdquo; Blackwell said. &ldquo;So what do you do? You create bigger and bigger government, more and more dependency and then you tell people they have to vote. Well, if people are dependent on government handouts, who are they going to vote for? They&rsquo;re going to vote for the party of big government. They&rsquo;re not going to vote for the party of free markets and liberty. They will sacrifice their liberty to feed their babies. This is part of a devilish plan.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197668801&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman C4 Ken Blackwell Richard Land Fighting the Right 52721 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:25:17 -0400 Fighting the Right Phyllis Schlafly: States Should Defy SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/phyllis-schlafly-states-should-defy-scotus-gay-marriage-ruling <p>On yesterday&rsquo;s edition of &ldquo;<a href="https://vimeo.com/123123547">Focal Point</a>,&rdquo; Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly told host Bryan Fischer that state governors should simply &ldquo;refuse to enforce&rdquo; a Supreme Court decision striking down bans on same-sex marriage.</p> <p>She also urged President Obama or whoever replaces him to direct the Attorney General to defy the court, just as the federal government should have ignored the Dred Scot ruling before the Civil War.</p> <p>&ldquo;We just cannot live in a country where one judge or even five judges are able to change the law of our land that goes against the laws of most of our states and we&rsquo;ve had for several thousands of years about the definition of marriage, that is simply not our form of government,&rdquo; Schlafly said. &ldquo;We believe in &lsquo;We The People.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px; line-height: 21.6363620758057px;">Schlafly&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt52hwThLj8&feature=youtu.be">said</a> that people need to &ldquo;speak up and say we&rsquo;re not going to put up with it&rdquo; and defy judges who &ldquo;think they&rsquo;re God or something.&rdquo; She also encouraged governors to order officials who issue marriage licenses to disobey the court&rsquo;s decision.</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pt52hwThLj8" width="560"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman C4 Marriage Equality Phyllis Schlafly Supreme Court Eagle Forum Fighting the Right 52716 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:40:53 -0400 Fighting the Right Birther King Joseph Farah Cheers Canadian-Born Ted Cruz's 'Electrifying' Presidential Announcement http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/birther-king-joseph-farah-cheers-canadian-born-ted-cruzs-electrifying-presidential-announcem <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/joseph_farah_a.jpg?1349293300" /> <p>WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah has been <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/birther-leader-joseph-farah-i-am-not-birther">trying to backtrack</a> on his years of promoting birther conspiracy theories about President Obama, which center around the claim that Obama was born abroad and has a fraudulent Hawaiian birth certificate, in order to <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/birther-leader-joseph-farah-has-no-problem-canadian-born-ted-cruz-running-president"> promote his new favorite GOP presidential candidate</a>: Ted Cruz.</p> <p>Farah, who has <a href="http://www.wnd.com/2008/11/81964/">suggested</a> <a href="http://www.wnd.com/2008/11/81581/">in</a> <a href="http://www.wnd.com/2009/07/104706/">the</a> <a href="http://www.wnd.com/2009/07/103942/">past</a> that Obama is ineligible to be president because he was secretly born abroad to an American mother and a Kenyan father, does not seem to have a problem with Cruz, who &ndash; unlike Obama &ndash; was actually born abroad. Cruz has an American mother and a father who was a Cuban national at the time of his birth.</p> <p>The champion of the birther cause <a href="http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/ted-cruzs-electrifying-speech/">praised</a> Cruz in a column this week as a Reagan-like leader who could not only win the presidency in a landslide but could also stand &ldquo;on his own two feet without the assistance of a teleprompter,&rdquo; which Farah hails as &ldquo;refreshing after six years of Barack Obama.&rdquo;</p> <blockquote> It&rsquo;s been a long time since I&rsquo;ve heard any political figure do what Sen. Ted Cruz did yesterday in his announcement he is seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency.<br /> <br /> He delivered an electrifying, motivational, rousing case for liberty &ndash; explaining why it&rsquo;s not too late, why Americans don&rsquo;t need to lower their expectations, how this country has overcome greater odds in its history.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> He is going to be a formidable candidate. More importantly, he&rsquo;s a breath of fresh air for giving Americans hope again &ndash; the kind of hope we haven&rsquo;t had since Ronald Reagan was articulating his vision of national renewal.<br /> <br /> He does it standing on his own two feet without the assistance of a teleprompter &ndash; also refreshing after six years of Barack Obama.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> I am not making an endorsement for the presidency here. But I am giving Ted Cruz a big hallelujah, a heartfelt amen.<br /> <br /> This is the way I wish other Republicans and conservatives would talk. There&rsquo;s a reason Ronald Reagan, with similar views, was able to win landslide victories in the 1980s. It&rsquo;s because he was the Great Communicator. Ted Cruz may be one, too.<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> Unlike most of my colleagues in the media, I like that Ted Cruz denies man-made catastrophic climate change. Why? Because it&rsquo;s not real. It&rsquo;s a scam for more government control over the lives of individual citizens. It&rsquo;s one of the biggest and worst collectivist schemes in history.<br /> <br /> Unlike most of my colleagues in the media, I like that Ted Cruz helped shut down the government. I&rsquo;d like to see much of the federal government permanently shut down to be in line with the limits of the Constitution.<br /> <br /> Unlike most of my colleagues in the media, I like that Ted Cruz invoked God and liberty so frequently in his announcement.<br /> <br /> I don&rsquo;t think he&rsquo;s out of step with mainstream American values. Not at all. I think his message is going to resonate. He&rsquo;s a serious contender.</blockquote> Brian Tashman birth certificate C4 Election 2016 Joseph Farah Ted Cruz WorldNetDaily Fighting the Right 52711 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:35:31 -0400 Fighting the Right Phyllis Schlafy: 'Marxist' Obama Was Never Vetted Because He's Black http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/phyllis-schlafy-marxist-obama-was-never-vetted-because-hes-black <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/phyllis_schlafly_a.jpg?1350674945" /> <p>Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly spoke to Rick Wiles of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.trunews.com/tuesday-march-24-2015-cliff-kincaid-and-phyllis-schlafly/">Trunews</a>&rdquo; yesterday about President Obama&rsquo;s purported mission to &ldquo;break our country&rdquo; by implementing the &ldquo;Karl Marx/Saul Alinsky agenda&rdquo; and putting &ldquo;more and more people on the welfare rolls.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197647180&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>When Wiles insisted that our &ldquo;mysterious&rdquo; president was &ldquo;never vetted,&rdquo; Schlafly pushed the <a href="http://www.factcheck.org/2012/07/obamas-sealed-records/">debunked myth</a> that &ldquo;we don&rsquo;t know whether he legally got into Columbia and Harvard Law School,&rdquo; agreeing with Wiles&rsquo; suggestion that Obama may have never even attended college.</p> <p>She explained that Obama was able to execute this supposed cover-up in part because &ldquo;people were so entranced with the first black president and they really expected, I think many of the people who voted for him, really expected this to ease the tensions between the races and be a step forward for harmony in the United States, but it didn&rsquo;t work out that way.&rdquo;</p> <p>Schlafly later agreed with Wiles&rsquo; assessment that &ldquo;Obama is deliberately seeking to destroy America&rdquo; and &ldquo;agitate&rdquo; the American people into conflict, arguing that Obama wants to use the welfare system to realize this goal. She even argued, without a hint of irony, that no one who lived during the Great Depression received &ldquo;handouts&rdquo; from the government.</p> Brian Tashman C4 Phyllis Schlafly Rick Wiles Trunews Eagle Forum Fighting the Right 52706 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:05:02 -0400 Fighting the Right Right-Wing Pundit: Obama Brainwashed Into Communism While He Was High http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/right-wing-pundit-obama-brainwashed-communism-while-he-was-high <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/Barack_Obama_Fist_A.jpg?1409777477" /> <p>Cliff Kincaid&rsquo;s appearance yesterday on the End Times radio show &ldquo;<a href="http://www.trunews.com/tuesday-march-24-2015-cliff-kincaid-and-phyllis-schlafly/">Trunews</a>&rdquo; was not only filled with warnings that <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cliff-kincaid-perfect-storm-gay-marriage-iran-and-obama-will-destroy-america">the gay rights movement will lead to the destruction of America</a>, but also claims that President Obama is a Communist agent who is seeking to bring the country down.</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197641191&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got somebody in the White House who effectively, peace be upon him, acts like a Muslim and a Marxist the same time,&rdquo; Kincaid told host Rick Wiles, before calling Secretary of State John Kerry &ldquo;an agent of Hanoi&rdquo; who is just one of many &ldquo;people in positions of power who are working actively for the enemies of the United States.&rdquo;</p> <p>Wiles laid out a scenario where Obama refuses to leave office after his second term: &ldquo;This guy is so wacked-out, if he could create a crisis, I think he would stay in the White House.&rdquo;</p> <p>Kincaid said that while he doesn&rsquo;t know if the president would attempt to stay in office, he believes Obama is &ldquo;working actively for the enemies of the United States, and Iran is just one of them. I would include in that China, I would include in that Russia, global Islam; it&rsquo;s going to be tough to survive these last two years. We need the help of God here.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;This is guy is mentally unstable,&rdquo; Wiles said of Obama. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s not incompetent, he knows exactly what he was doing. Hitler was wacked-out and Hitler was very competent in carrying out his agenda but he was mentally insane. I don&rsquo;t think Barack Obama is a mentally stable person. I think he is an extremely dangerous man.&rdquo;</p> <p>This prompted Kincaid to explain his theory about how Obama may have been brainwashed into Communism as a young person while he was high:</p> <blockquote> I think he&rsquo;s wacked-out in the sense that I think if we go back to his history, especially in Hawaii when he came under the influence of the Communist Frank Marshall Davis who was himself a dope-smoker and an alcoholic, Obama we know was a member of the &lsquo;Choom Gang.&rsquo; He was a heavy marijuana user. That had to have an effect on him. Maybe it&rsquo;s clouded him some way, it enabled Davis to brainwash him. Of course we know he was raised partly as a Muslim. These are the ingredients that went into the combustible material that we see in the White House today, and the whole thing is threatening to explode.</blockquote> Brian Tashman Accuracy in Media C4 Cliff Kincaid Rick Wiles Trunews Fighting the Right 52701 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:25:11 -0400 Fighting the Right Cliff Kincaid: 'Perfect Storm' Of Gay Marriage, Iran And Obama Will Destroy America http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cliff-kincaid-perfect-storm-gay-marriage-iran-and-obama-will-destroy-america <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/lgbt-flag.jpg?1349226956" /> <p>Before railing against that notorious &ldquo;<a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cliff-kincaid-huffington-post-gay-porn-outlet">gay porn outlet</a>&rdquo; The Huffington Post, Accuracy in Media&rsquo;s Cliff Kincaid appeared on yesterday&rsquo;s edition of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.trunews.com/tuesday-march-24-2015-cliff-kincaid-and-phyllis-schlafly/">Trunews</a>&rdquo; with Rick Wiles to denounce the gay rights movement as a dire threat to America.</p> <p>While Wiles said that he is afraid of an Iranian-led <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/us/politics/gingrichs-electromagnetic-pulse-warning-has-skeptics.html?_r=0">EMP attack</a> against the U.S., Kincaid claimed that America &ldquo;may collapse from within before that happens&rdquo; because &ldquo;we&rsquo;re on the verge now of the Supreme Court deciding whether to impose gay marriage on all fifty states.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It is almost like a perfect storm that&rsquo;s come together, not only militarily but economically, socially, culturally,&rdquo; Kincaid continued. &ldquo;What has happened to this country? Well, you and I know it: We&rsquo;ve been infiltrated. Our enemies are within. They&rsquo;re at the gates and Obama is in the Trojan Horse.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197637547&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p>Kincaid told Wiles that gay rights advocates &ldquo;want our kids.&rdquo; He claimed that advocates are trying to make it legal for men to begin &ldquo;marrying a kid, marrying his son&rdquo; or to have marriages &ldquo;involving five, ten, maybe 150 people running around naked having sex.&rdquo;</p> <p>The two also wondered if the Mormon community will begin funding pro-gay marriage efforts, with Wiles explaining that &ldquo;the Mormons are saying, &lsquo;Hotdog, these guys figured out how to do it. Joseph Smith couldn&rsquo;t legalize polygamy but the homosexual rights movement has gone even farther than the Mormons ever dreamed of doing, so they&rsquo;re making an alliance with them. You&rsquo;re going to see Mormon money flowing into the gay rights movement in return for political support for the Mormons to change marriage laws.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We have reached Sodom and Gomorrah state,&rdquo; Wiles said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re in it now, we&rsquo;re over our head in Gomorrah slime. I really think we&rsquo;re witnessing the demise of the American Republic, I think for all practical purposes, it&rsquo;s over. And I don&rsquo;t see how it can be salvaged at this point.&rdquo;</p> <p>Kincaid agreed: &ldquo;What we&rsquo;re seeing now, socially and culturally, is like an EMP attack on the basic moral foundations of our country.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197637628&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman Accuracy in Media Anti-Gay C4 Cliff Kincaid Rick Wiles Trunews Fighting the Right 52696 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:05:02 -0400 Fighting the Right Pat Robertson: Why Do Liberals Love Sharia Law So Much? http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/pat-robertson-why-do-liberals-love-sharia-law-so-much <p>Televangelist Pat Robertson seems to be under the impression that liberals in America are advocating for the implementation of Islamic law, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xScMf6DZkI0&feature=youtu.be">telling &ldquo;700 Club&rdquo; viewers today</a> that liberals &ldquo;want to rebel against the established order&rdquo; that is &ldquo;basically Christian&rdquo; and replace it with Islamic fundamentalism.</p> <p>&ldquo;So here comes an ideology out of Saudi Arabia, 7th Century Saudi Arabia, talking about persecution of women, cutting off hands, decapitating people, butchering whole populations because they happen to share a different faith and the so-called Left is saying, &lsquo;this is the ideology we want,&rsquo;&rdquo; Robertson said. &ldquo;And you say, are you crazy? This is an outrageous return to barbarism. You want to turn away from your freedom that has brought this tremendous civilization to you and you want to undermine it? Well that is exactly what the Left is doing. It is doing it in America, it is doing it in Germany, it is doing it all over Europe. This is not some crusade for freedom, it is a return to bondage.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Don&rsquo;t think this is the new freedom folks, it isn&rsquo;t,&rdquo; he added.</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xScMf6DZkI0" width="560"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman 700 Club C4 Pat Robertson Christian Broadcasting Network Fighting the Right 52691 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:55:54 -0400 Fighting the Right Klingenschmitt: Brutal Attack Upon Pregnant Woman Is 'The Curse Of God Upon America' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/klingenschmitt-brutal-attack-upon-pregnant-woman-curse-god-upon-america <p>Last week, a pregnant woman in Colorado was <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/19/us-usa-denver-stabbing-idUSKBN0MF0ED20150319">attacked</a> by a stranger who stabbed her in the stomach and cut her baby out of her womb, and Republican <a href="http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2015a/directory.nsf/MemberDetailPage?OpenForm&district=15&chamber=house">state legislator</a> Gordon Klingenschmitt is attributing the attack to God's curse upon America for the sin of legal abortion.</p> <p>On his "Pray In Jesus Name" program <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox0d22ICTpU">today</a>, Klingenschmitt discussed the story and tied it to a passage from <a href="https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hosea%2013:16">Hosea</a> in which God curses the people of Samaria for their rebellion by declaring that "their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open."</p> <p>"I wonder if there is prophetic significance to America today in that scripture," <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyOLyis2JYw">he said</a>. "This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb and part of that curse for our rebellion against God as a nation is that our pregnant women are ripped open":</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KyOLyis2JYw?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Colorado Gordon Klingenschmitt Reproductive Freedom C3 Fighting the Right 52686 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:45:14 -0400 Fighting the Right Barber: 'Treasonous' Obama Hates America And Israel http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/barber-treasonous-obama-hates-america-and-israel <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_rww/Barber_Staver.jpg?1410447943" /> <p>On yesterday's "Faith and Freedom" <a href="http://www.lc.org/media/9980/radio/ff/fandf2015/FF_03-24-15_FINAL.mp3">radio program</a>, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver and Matt Barber accused President Obama of engaging in a "sinister" and "treasonous" plot to destroy Israel and America by trying to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.</p> <p>After hailing the recent victory by Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party in Israel's election, Staver declared that Israeli citizens who support "land for peace" are simply "stupid," whereas Obama is "sinister" for opposing Netnayahu and dealing with Iran.</p> <p>"I think he has, ultimately, an objective," Staver said. "He doesn't like America. He doesn't like Israel. He doesn't stand with our allies in the Middle East. He has sympathies that ultimately undermine the Judeo-Christian values that we support and that connect us with the land of Israel."</p> <p>Barber was in complete agreement, declaring that Obama is "dealing with Iran right now to enable them and help them obtain the means to destroy Israel."</p> <p>"That's not a matter of opinion, that's a matter of fact," Barber said. "It's treasonous! ... It exposes the fact that this president hates Israel [and] I believe, as you just stated, that he hates America as well":</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197618779&color=ff0000&auto_play=false&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Israel Liberty Counsel Mat Staver Matt Barber C3 Fighting the Right 52681 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:04:22 -0400 Fighting the Right Pat Robertson: 'So-Called' Gay People Have 'Destroyed Marriage' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/pat-robertson-so-called-gay-people-have-destroyed-marriage <p>Today on &ldquo;The 700 Club,&rdquo; Pat Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who asked what he should do about his son who plans to have a child with his husband.</p> <p>The dejected televangelist <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK_2xAKZRXk&feature=youtu.be">said</a> that while it would be &ldquo;wrong&rdquo; for his gay son to raise a child, he conceded that there wasn&rsquo;t much the viewer can do &mdash; besides praying and speaking out about it &mdash; because the courts have largely sided with gay rights advocates.</p> <p>&ldquo;This so-called lifestyle &mdash; I just can&rsquo;t believe it, they have tried to destroy marriage,&rdquo; Robertson said. &ldquo;Marriage is between a man and a woman and they&rsquo;ve now brought cases to the Supreme Court saying, well, the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and so forth. So what should you do? You better get on your knees and pray and let the Lord take care of it because there isn&rsquo;t a whole lot else you can do.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XK_2xAKZRXk" width="560"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman 700 Club Anti-Gay C4 Marriage Equality Pat Robertson Christian Broadcasting Network Fighting the Right 52676 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:55:29 -0400 Fighting the Right Cliff Kincaid: The Huffington Post Is A 'Gay Porn Outlet' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cliff-kincaid-huffington-post-gay-porn-outlet <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/Cliff_Kincaid.jpg?1402586817" /> <p>Cliff Kincaid of the right-wing group Accuracy In Media is deeply troubled by President Obama&rsquo;s decision to give an interview with The Huffington Post, which he claims is actually a pornography website.</p> <p>In a BarbWire column, &ldquo;<a href="http://barbwire.com/2015/03/25/0800-obama-gives-interview-to-gay-porn-outlet/">Obama Gives Interview To Gay Porn Outlet</a>,&rdquo; Kincaid alleges that the prominent news organization peddles gay pornography, along with &ldquo;pro-Arab, pro-Muslim and anti-Israel&rdquo; views.</p> <blockquote> President Obama&rsquo;s interview with The Huffington Post (HuffPost) has been treated as if the on-line publication is somehow respectable and legitimate. The topics of the interview included budget sequestration, the Iran nuclear talks, presidential pardons, overtime pay, athletic scholarships and sleep. But here are some stories from the on-line outlet you may have missed (Be advised these articles may be offensive to some):<br /> <br /> &bull; Porn Stars Without Makeup<br /> <br /> &bull; This Map Shows Where America Loves &lsquo;Butts&rsquo; More Than &lsquo;Boobs&rsquo;<br /> <br /> &bull; These Striking Portraits Of Porn Stars Shine A Different Light On XXX Actors<br /> <br /> Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth notes that The Huffington Post&rsquo;s &ldquo;Gay Voices&rdquo; section has run a video of movie scenes with full-frontal male nudity.<br /> <br /> In addition to publishing and promoting pornography, The Huffington Post is a &ldquo;progressive&rdquo; platform for advocates of abortion, homosexual rights and marijuana legalization. It was named after Arianna Huffington&rsquo;s ex-husband, Michael Huffington, who was born rich and then turned gay. (In this case, apparently, being gay was a choice). She used his money from a divorce settlement to start the on-line &ldquo;news&rdquo; service in 2005.<br /> <br /> On foreign policy, the publication is pro-Arab, pro-Muslim and anti-Israel. One report documents how it works hand-in-glove with Al Jazeera.<br /> <br /> The blog known as Huff-Watch has documented the publication&rsquo;s &ldquo;pathological, malicious incitement of hate against the U.S. military, Israel and Jews, the Tea Party and conservative individuals and organizations.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &hellip;<br /> <br /> None of this seems to bother Obama, however, or at least those in the administration who decide who or what publications he talks to.<br /> <br /> If you want to study all the tricks of the trade in the matter of a &ldquo;progressive&rdquo; media bias that approaches the absurd, The Huffington Post is worth analyzing. One has to wonder if the editors realize how ridiculous their bias makes them look.</blockquote> Brian Tashman Accuracy in Media C4 Cliff Kincaid BarbWire Fighting the Right 52671 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:45:12 -0400 Fighting the Right Marco Rubio: The Tea Party's Prodigal Son Returns http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/marco-rubio-tea-partys-prodigal-son-returns <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/Marco-Rubio-A2.jpg?1389189727" /> <p><em>As the GOP embraces the reactionary politics and anti-government zealotry of the Tea Party, it is steadily purging &ldquo;moderates&rdquo; and empowering extremists. Nothing shows this trend more clearly than the lineup of potential Republican presidential candidates. In this <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/topics/2016-candidates">new series</a>, we&rsquo;ll be looking at the records and promises of the Republican Party&rsquo;s leading presidential prospects. Next up is Marco Rubio:</em></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 21.6363620758057px;">If anyone needs more evidence that the GOP leaders have increasingly caved to far-right purists intent on demonizing anyone who they deem ideologically impure, look no further than the career of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. After winning office as a Tea Party darling in his successful 2010 U.S. Senate campaign, Rubio tried to follow through on his pledge to work towards a bipartisan bill on immigration reform, a move which received increasing support after the GOP&rsquo;s 2012 election debacle.</span></p> <p>But many conservative activists turned against Rubio for daring to sponsor a bill which drew broad support among his colleagues in the Senate and the American people at large, but was ultimately blocked by House Republicans who never even put meaningful reform legislation up for a vote. As the attacks piled up, Rubio began <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/10/28/2843381/rubio-anticipate-abandoning-senate-immigration/">sending mixed messages</a> about his position on immigration reform, even while the Senate debated his bill. After voting for his legislation, Rubio worked hard to redeem himself in the eyes of the increasingly fervent base, <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/10/28/2843381/rubio-anticipate-abandoning-senate-immigration/"> even renouncing his prominent support for the bill&nbsp;</a>and <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rubio-to-obama-executive-action-on-immigration-could-close-the-door-to/2194685"> expressing opposition to future reform efforts</a>.</p> <p>Ironically, TIME Magazine&rsquo;s <a href="http://swampland.time.com/2013/02/07/immigrant-son/">cover story on Rubio</a>, &ldquo;The Republican Savior,&rdquo; hailed Rubio&rsquo;s then-support for immigration reform and cited his stance as a reason that he can rescue the GOP, a party which instead seems intent on isolating itself with its strict opposition to reform.</p> <p>So instead of leading the party, the Florida senator presented a textbook study in how to cave to the party&rsquo;s most extreme fringe: denounce past positions and try to move as far to the right as possible.</p> <p>Rubio tried to score points with anti-immigrant activists by <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/08/28/3476138/confrontation-dreamers-marco-rubio-south-carolina/">facing off with Dreamers</a> who called him out for &ldquo;flip-flopping&rdquo; on his stance on comprehensive reform and using <a href="https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2014/07/08/93370/statistical-analysis-shows-that-violence-not-deferred-action-is-behind-the-surge-of-unaccompanied-children-crossing-the-border/"> baseless right-wing talking points </a> to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/24/marco-rubio-dreamers_n_5619115.html">denounce relief</a> for young undocumented immigrants. The senator <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sen-marco-rubio-hints-at-potential-shutdown-fight-over-immigration/">briefly</a> <a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/08/26/exclusive-rubio-smashes-obama-s-planned-executive-amnesty-makes-clean-break-with-comprehensive-immigration-reform/"> threatened </a> to use a budget standoff to block President Obama&rsquo;s executive actions on immigration, but <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/18/marco-rubio-dhs-funding_n_6708720.html">eventually said</a> that Congress should fund the Department of Homeland Security.</p> <p>With little room to maneuver over fears that his former stance on immigration has poisoned his image among conservative voters, Rubio has now embraced a whole host of right-wing causes. Rubio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/gop-feuds-obamacare-tactics-94774.html?hp=l6">pushed for a government shutdown over Obamacare</a>, <a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/12/12/paul_ryan_to_marco_rubio_read_the_deal_and_get_back_to_me/">quickly denounced a bipartisan budget deal</a> that was derided by many Tea Party activists and <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/rubio-takes-stand-against-minimum-wa">criticized minimum wage laws</a>.</p> <p>The senator also boasted that he does not accept the <a href="http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/">consensus</a> among climate scientists that human activities have an influence on climate change.</p> <p>&ldquo;I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it,&rdquo; Rubio <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/05/sen-marco-rubio-yes-im-ready-to-be-president/">said</a>. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t agree with the notion that some are putting out there, including scientists, that somehow, there are actions we can take today that would actually have an impact on what&rsquo;s happening in our climate. Our climate is always changing. And what they have chosen to do is take a handful of decades of research and &mdash; and say that this is now evidence of a longer-term trend that&rsquo;s directly and almost solely attributable to manmade activity.&rdquo;</p> <p>While speaking with Fox News pundit Bill O&rsquo;Reilly, Rubio insisted &mdash; <a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/may/27/marco-rubio/marco-rubio-surface-temperatures-earth-have-st/">falsely</a> &mdash; that &ldquo;surface temperatures [on] the earth have stabilized.&rdquo; He also failed to disclose, when asked during a press conference, which studies that he has relied on to base his claim that climate change is a myth, instead choosing to <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/13/3437492/rubio-source-climate-denial/">simply ignored the question</a> and vowing to oppose efforts to &ldquo;ban all carbon emissions in the United States,&rdquo; something that no one is proposing.</p> <p>Rubio has kowtowed to the Religious Right: <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/marco-rubio-doesnt-believe-constitutional-separation-church-and-state"> mocking the separation of church and state</a>; <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/20/faith-and-freedom-2014_n_5514538.html?utm_hp_ref=marco-rubio"> warning about the purported loss of religious liberty under Obama</a>; <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/05/15/3438179/marco-rubio-abortion-climate-science/">lambasting abortion rights</a>; <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rubio-unconvincingly-explains-why-he-blocked-openly-gay-african-american-judicial-nominee"> blocking a gay judicial nominee</a>; and <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/01/08/3609450/marco-rubio-florida-marriage/"> denouncing the legalization of same-sex marriage in his home state</a>.</p> <p>He also embraced the Religious Right&rsquo;s victimhood rhetoric, insisting that gay rights advocates preach &ldquo;<a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/marco-rubio-real-victim-gay-rights-movement">intolerance</a>&rdquo; and warning that American society is <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/rubio-there-rising-tide-intolerance-against-conservative-christians">marginalizing Christians</a>.</p> <p>Afraid of ever ruffling feathers with the Tea Party in the future, it seems that Rubio is now more intent on submitting to the conservative base than leading the GOP into becoming a successful national party.</p> Brian Tashman 2016 Candidates C4 Election 2016 Marco Rubio Fighting the Right 52646 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:55:17 -0400 Fighting the Right The Modern-Day Prophets At AFA Warn SCOTUS That Legalizing Gay Marriage Will Be 'A Fist In The Face Of God Almighty' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/modern-day-prophets-afa-warn-scotus-legalizing-gay-marriage-will-be-fist-face-god-almighty <p>As Brian <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-hopes-save-marriage-forces-evil">mentioned earlier</a>, the American Family Association placed a <a href="http://www.afa.net/media/2045/remember_newspaper.pdf">full-page ad</a> in The Washington Post today urging the Supreme Court not to strike down gay marriage bans because "only God can define marriage."</p> <p>Bryan Fischer invited AFA president Tim Wildmon on to his radio program <a href="https://vimeo.com/123127380">today</a> to discuss the ad, which Wildmon said was necessary because someone needed to remind "the Supreme Court of the United States [that if the court] is going to force homosexual quote 'marriage' on America, then they are going against God."</p> <p>"If the Supreme Court does this and foists unnatural quote 'marriage' on all of America," he said, "it will be an incredible constitutional injustice, it'll represent more of a power grab by the federal bench, and it'll be a fist in the face of God Almighty."</p> <p>Fischer then chimed in to declare that in placing the ad, the AFA was upholding "the best of the prophetic tradition" found in the Old Testament.</p> <p>"If there was a king that was out of line, the prophet was the one who was called by God to stand up and say 'what you are doing is evil in the eyes of the Lord," <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkppobulT_U">Fischer said</a>, declaring that AFA ran this ad because "there was a need for someone to speak with a prophetic voice to our Supreme Court":</p> <p align="center"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FkppobulT_U?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla American Family Association Bryan Fischer Marriage Equality Tim Wildmon C3 Fighting the Right 52641 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:44:19 -0400 Fighting the Right AFA Hopes To Save Marriage From The 'Forces Of Evil' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/afa-hopes-save-marriage-forces-evil <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_images/lesbian_marriage.jpg?1377272987" /> <p>The American Family Association <a href="http://www.afa.net/action-alerts/see-afas-full-page-newspaper-message-to-the-supreme-court/">placed a full-page advertisement </a>in today&rsquo;s edition of the Washington Post, in which the group warns the Supreme Court not to &ldquo;bend what God designed merely to suit the desires of man, knowing that you do so at the expense of children, perhaps even civilization itself.&rdquo;</p> <p>The AFA&rsquo;s Fred Jackson, who was <a href="https://vimeo.com/123085912">guest-hosting </a>&ldquo;Sandy Rios In The Morning,&rdquo; hailed the ad&rsquo;s &ldquo;forceful message&rdquo; to the court and claimed that gay marriage undermines what God established in the Garden of Eden about 6,000 years ago.</p> <p>&ldquo;So for at least 6,000 years, people have understood marriage as between a man and a woman and it is only fairly recent history and certainly in this country have the forces of evil attempted to change all of that,&rdquo; Jackson said. &ldquo;It is absolutely amazing &mdash; one of the saddest facts is how many denominations, church denominations in this country, have succumbed to this pressure.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197488950&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman American Family Association C4 Fred Jackson Marriage Equality Supreme Court Fighting the Right 52636 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:05:54 -0400 Fighting the Right Phil Robertson's Advice To Gay Men: Just Marry A Woman! http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/phil-robertsons-advice-gay-men-just-marry-woman <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_teaser_astory" width="390" height="250" alt="" src="http://www.pfaw.org/sites/default/files/images/a_story_rww/Phil_Robertson_2.jpg?1427218745" /> <p>Duck Dynasty&rsquo;s Phil Robertson caused quite a stir with comments that he made in GQ about how black people were happy during Jim Crow and how gay people are no different from people engaging in bestiality, adding that he doesn&rsquo;t understand why they don&rsquo;t find vaginas desirable.</p> <p>During a Friday prayer breakfast speech in Vero Beach, Florida, Robertson offered some more advice to gay men: marry a woman.</p> <p>After telling men who are &ldquo;shacked up&rdquo; with their girlfriends to get married and &ldquo;have it, she&rsquo;s yours then,&rdquo; Robertson said men in same-sex relationships should simply &ldquo;call the dude, find you a woman and marry her.&rdquo; &ldquo;You&rsquo;re not in a trap you can&rsquo;t get out of,&rdquo; Robertson said. &ldquo;Come on!&rdquo;</p> <p>Earlier in his remarks, he offered <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/phil-robertson-hypothesizes-about-atheist-family-getting-raped-and-killed">a twisted thought experiment about the murder of an atheist family</a> and <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/phil-robertson-liberals-worse-nazis-led-satan">suggested that liberals are led by Satan</a>.</p> <p align="center"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197481103&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Brian Tashman Anti-Gay C4 Phil Robertson Fighting the Right 52631 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:15:10 -0400 Fighting the Right