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Rediscover God In America? I Didn’t Know He/She Was Lost!

civic2There ought to be some sort of litmus test for those who wish to represent the American people and this country. I mean, after all, they should be able to demonstrate some basic knowledge – you know, the stuff that is taught in Civics 101. Perhaps, they should even have some sort of geographical understanding of the world? Is it too much to ask that those in Congress have a general grasp of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the basis upon which this country was established before they are allowed to represent us to the rest of the world?

This past week, the “Rediscovering God in America event was held in Iowa. Now, I didn’t know that God had ever been “undiscovered,” but, my ignorance aside, the event was part of a 12-state strategy that is aimed at turning out those conservative, evangelical voters in the 2014, elections. It is but one of many planned events presented by David Lane’s American Renewal Project.

 Of course, we know that the Christian Right pretty much threw in the towel in the 2012, Presidential election once it became evident that none the numerous Dominionist candidates they slated would stand up to the scrutiny of the American public. They then threw their support and their money behind the Congressional, state, and local politicians who would do their bidding.

In the meantime, they began work behind closed doors on the much coveted and anticipated 2014, and 2016, campaign cycles hoping to marginalize all candidates not considered to be of a “Godly nature.”

While those of us who have been aware of these plans and maneuverings have been vigilantly watching and reporting, much of mainstream America has no inkling of what is taking place right under their not-so-watchful noses. That’s to be expected – and that’s the way the Dominionist like it. However, it has been rather amusing to watch as the internet bloggers display absolute shock and outrage when they realize that Senators, Congressmen and other politicians are attending, supporting and speaking at such events.

Last week, Senators and presidential hopefuls, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz were featured speakers at the Iowa event – and the blogosphere went wild. Why? Does anyone honestly believe that there are not those in our halls of power who do not adhere to the separation of church and state, or who do not have an agenda that coincides with the extremist right wing? There are currently 41 Senators who fit that bill, and several more who are sympathetic to the far-right ideology of Christian Nationalism, and who insist that this nation is a Christian nation.

David Lane’s American Renewal Project has targeted 12 States: Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, Alaska, Arkansas, North Carolina, Nevada, South Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia. Several of those states will have Senate races in 2014.

david laneDavid Lane likes to fly under the radar, however his hand can be found in many of the events that have been planned around the country. He has strong connections to national and state politicians and is considered one of the most influential people in the dominionist arena. The American Renewal Project is largely funded by the American Family Association, a designated hate group based in Tupelo, Mississippi. Lane has been around for at least 20 years and works with numerous Christian leaders. He was largely responsible for Rick Perry’s prayer rally and is a close ally of Perry.

Lane is anti-abortion, anti-homosexual, anti-non-Christian, believes that women should be submissive to their husbands, and has been called a Christian evangelical political “Kingmaker.” You might recall that Senator Rand Paul made a trip to Israel earlier in the year. Well, that trip was organized by none other than David Lane. According to Lane:

“This trip to meet with Israelis, Arabs and Palestinians is absolutely the first step in his 2016 White House campaign.”

 Additionally, the trip was financed by the American Family Association. As mentioned earlier, The AFA has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its demonizing propaganda against LGBT individuals. Of course, we know that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to Ron and Rand Paul, but I wonder if Rand will conviently claim that he had no idea who was behind the trip just as his father had no idea who wrote the racist and homophobic articles under his by-line.

paul laneAn interesting side note to all of this is that David Lane’s daughter is employed by Rand Paul as his press assistant. Unlike Daddy Paul who often tried to bamboozle the public when it came to his dominionist views, Rand embraces his extremism.

Ted Cruz, the new Senator from Texas, is no different. A strong ally of Rick Perry and the far-right-wing extremists, Cruz told the audience in Iowa:

“Book of Isaiah tells us: My people perish for lack of knowledge. Edmund Burke put the points a little differently when he said the only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. And the prophet Ezekiel charged us, son of man, you are a watchman for the house of Israel.”

Ted Cruz After what has been called a “fiery speech,” Cruz walked into the audience where the pastors met him, laid their hands upon him, and prayed over him.

The list of politicians and leaders who are associated with David Lane is quite lengthy – astonishingly so. Right now, the seeds are being sown for the upcoming elections. There is little doubt that, given the political climate in this country, the dominionists will succeed in placing more of what they consider to be the “right kind of Christians” in seats of power. How many more, is up to the American people.

Considering the stealth nature of the maneuvers of the Dominionist Movement, their abilities to market and rebrand themselves, and the gullibility of mainstream America, stopping them will be a daunting task. We already have a list of current Senators who fit their mold. Within the next few weeks, we hope to have a list of current Representatives. It is incumbent upon us to be watchful, not just in the Congressional races, but in our state and local races as well.

 

 

South Carolina’s Nikki Haley Caught Up In White Pride

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley

Uh…Oh!!! It seems that Nikki Haley – you know that somewhat air-headed southern belle who is Governor of South Carolina – had to engage in some damage control this week. Now, she didn’t get caught with her bloomers down, or anything like that, however, when it became public that Roan Garcia-Quintana, a member of a special steering committee to re-elect the Dixie Darling, was, in fact a board member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a hate group of the racist variety reminiscent of the White Citizens Council.

Now, Roan Garcia-Quintana is a Cuban-American, but denies being a Latino and claims to be a descendent of the Spaniards who settled Cuba. When faced with the news that he had been ‘outed,’ Roan responded, ““Is it racist to be proud of your own heritage? Is it racist to want to keep your own heritage pure?”

Representatives for the Haley campaigned initially defended Roan by stating “”there is nothing racial about this Cuban-American’s participation in the political process.”

Well, excuse me while I barf. The Council of Conservative Citizens has long been a designated hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and has been home to many of the most heinous racists of our time. The very fact that Garcia-Quintana sat on their board makes him complicit in the many racist writings and actions committed by this group. Claiming “White Pride,” which is essentially what he is doing, speaks volumes to this man’s idelology.

In addition, it was revealed that Roan runs an anti-immigration group called Americans Have Had Enough. The group claims to be fighting the “Illegal Alien Invasion.”

Once it became clear that there was no covering any of this up, Nikki Haley’s campaign gave him the boot and issued a statement claiming, “we were previously unaware of some of the statements [Garcia-Quintana] had made, statements which do not well represent the views of the Governor.”

Uh…huh. If you believe. Although Haley is a Sikh, (She listed herself as “White” on her voter registration card)  it is difficult to believe that the man in question’s racist beliefs went unnoticed. Virtually every politician who has been found to have ties and associations with the Council of Concerned Citizens has feigned ignorance to their racial motivation once that association is made public.

It is also important to note that Haley is pro-life; opposed to affirmative action; anti-same-sex marriage; anti-separation of church and state; advocates an absolute right to bear arms; and anti-immigration, no pathway for citizenship, no anchor babies. In short, at the very least, a Rebiblican.

Need we say more?

 

 

 

 

Dominionists Preying On Our Children

You know, the old saying, “You learn something new everyday” is a real truism for me, and it’s especially true when I go deep into the bowels of the Dominionist sewer.

Now, I’ve known for some time that much of the homeschooling movement is being promoted by the religious right who hold nothing but great disdain for the whole separation of church and state idea and those who wish to rewrite our history and science curriculum to present their whacked out versions. However, it wasn’t until recently that I learned of the “Exodus Mandate.”

E. Ray Moore

E. Ray Moore

The Exodus Mandate comes to us out of Columbia, South Carolina and is an Evangelical Christian Movement advocating a mass withdrawal of students from the public school system into ChristianSchools or homeschools. It’s run by E. Ray Moore, Jr. and is a project of Frontline Ministries, Inc., a Dominionist outfit which seeks to “impact culture with the Christian faith.” It appears that the major focus of Frontline is on our children. That isn’t surprising since Moore believes that if they can control the children they can control the world.

E. Ray Moore is an extremist, to be certain. Referring to the Public School System as “Godless and Pagan,” Moore offers a one-year plan to “rescue” our children and calls it “The Call to Dunkirk.” I kid you not.

Appealing to Christian families to remove their children from the public education system, Moore cautions them that if they do not do so they will be considered a “failure” in their parenting:

“After your kids spend 12 years in public schools, there is a 70% chance that when they leave home, that they will quit going to church. In other words, there is a 70% chance you will be considered a failure at raising your kids if you keep them in public schools.”

Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey

At its conception the Exodus Mandate movement endorsed the “School Risk Audit Program” that was spearheaded by Mission America, Linda Harvey’s anti-homosexual organization which has been designated a Hate Group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The School Risk Audit Program investigates schools looking for any signs of LGBT tolerance or support, including anti-bullying programs, and safe-schools programs that include lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered students, as well as anti-discrimination policies that include LGBT students, faculty, or staff.

Posturing that American Public Schools present a “clear and present danger to our children,” Moore rails against any form of “Common Core” curriculum. This isn’t all that surprising since truth and accuracy in presenting materials to young people is not the intent or, even, the desire of the Dominionist Christian, as is evident in the recent battles of the last few years over textbook bastardization to reflect Christian values to the exclusion of all others.

Moore applauds and links to a recent interview conducted by “Renew America,” another ultra-right-wing entity dedicated to furthering the same kind of quasi-Christian propaganda. The interview quotes Christina Michas, Founder and leader of the Palm Springs Patriots Coalition and President of the Palm Springs Eagle Forum. (That, in and of itself tells us a whole lot.) Micahs was also the recipient of the  2010 Salvatori Award from the Heritage Foundation for her instrumental work in the Tea Party Movement.

When given the opportunity to address the idea of a “Common Core Curriculum,” this is what she had to say:

 Common Core is a Nationalized Federal government takeover of our Education system which of course is against the law, as the Federal Government is not allowed to set any educational curriculum standards – a right reserved to the States. Least of all do they have the power to create a one size fits all complete take over of education on all levels. This is a States rights issue. The Federal Government has standardized the education curriculum that will apply to all public schools, charter schools, private schools, Christian schools and homeschooling. No one is safe from this new mandate. Common Core Standards are being mandated and implemented by the Federal Government via organizations such as National Governors Association, Achieve, and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

What makes common core so dangerous to our children and us is becoming more evident each day. First of all, it is a one size fits all, education takeover. So, let’s say your child has a learning disorder. He or she will be left behind, as CC has no provision for helping those that can’t keep up.

The comparison of Nazism and Common Core (CC) are uncanny. One such comparison is that Nazism had Leaders and Master Teachers in the National Socialists Teachers League that visited schools and kept data files on Teachers. The Obama Administration funded 10,000 Master Teachers (MT’S) to train Teachers on CC and the MT’s will keep data files on students and Teachers. Students were taught to spy on parents and teachers. CC will have students as young as 5 participating in the evaluation of Teachers. In Nazism, the curriculum was rewritten to provide a Nazi (government) approved curriculum.. Common Core curriculum is being rewritten to provide a global approved curriculum. Nazism kept huge data files on students and teachers and Common Core will data mine the students with over 400 different data points on each child, their family and teachers from pre-kindergarten to workforce…And one final comparison is Nazism had strong Teachers’ Unions (NSTL). We have but to look at how powerful the Teacher’s unions are in our country and only growing stronger in power and influence under this current Obama Administration’s unholy alliance with them at America‘s expense and the expense of the education of our children.. The quality of the educational standards of our children has suffered at the hands of these Teachers’ Unions. Common Core is no different. Our children will suffer at the hand of a government controlled education system. They will no longer be able to have dreams and goals but only those that the government wishes them to have (UNESCO – A21). If this isn’t Nazism, Communism, Marxism and all the “ism’s,” I don’t know what is. The worst part is they are lying to parents and teachers about what Common Core really is and the effects it will have. Teachers don’t even realize that their jobs are in jeopardy for, if they do not conform, they will be removed.. But, then again, were not the people of Russia, Germany etc. all deceived until it was too late??

You asked why it is dangerous? In addition to the above, according to the Dept. of Education’s own document, Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance, they outline the data mining methods that will be used on the children. fMRI’s will be used through their computers to scan the child to see how they react to different stimuli (pg. 32)…On page 44 of the same document, they show the different technologies that will be used such as Facial Expression Camera’s that will be on the computer, Posture Analysis Seats, Pressure Mouse and Wireless Skin Conductance Sensors.. All of these methods, along with the other data they will collect on families, religious affiliations, voting affiliations, health records, whether or not families own guns etc. are just a few of the data points they want to collect from the children. Children will be encouraged to spy and report on what their families do at home…Sounds like one of the famous “ism’s” to me. Big Brother will know everything about how you and your children live, work and play… None of the technology being used has been tested to see what effects, if any, it will have on the children. And, if that is not enough, the Master Teachers will be instructing the Teachers to not teach our nations framework or any form of nationalism. Instead they will be trained to be “good global, sustainable citizens” prepared for a global world not our proud heritage as we were taught. They will become a “managed work force” for the New World Order…Many will be forced to choose a career path by 9 years old based on the data mined on each child.. Children will be separated based on how their data is analyzed to see if they will comply or be rebellious and will be placed into groups accordingly…Communist China has this method. The Chinese government decides what “career” you will have.. No longer will a child be able to strive to achieve his or her own goals.. They will be “managed.”

Children will no longer be taught the usual math, literature, history or social studies. The curriculum, as designed, will change how children learn as much of our history has been distorted or eliminated by the authors of Common Core.. Teachers will teach to the test only.. They say that it is to the child’s benefit not to teach them critical thinking and problem solving, but rather to memorize desired information; teaching to tests only.. It will be the dumbing down of our children.

Many of our states currently have superior curriculum to CC but it will be discarded in favor of the inferior CC Curriculum.. California is one State believe it or not.. The adoption of Common Core Curriculum Standards will be substantially identical across all states, “a one size fits all” and does not address the unique individuality of each child. It is teaching children all the same thing at the same time regardless of their developmental or language differences.

These are just a few examples of what Common Core is and why it is dangerous for our children and us. Many corporations are lining up at the gravy trough as they will be poised to make a bundle especially the tech industries.. Microsoft, Google, AT&T, and many others are signed on along with Exxon Mobile, Walmart, General Electric, Warren Buffet, and George Soros. William Ayres of the Weather Underground Terrorist organization along with his good friend, Linda Darling Hammond, both far left radicals; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Jeb Bush is a strong proponent.

Mark Tucker, President of the National Center on Education and the Economy is another radical from the Clinton era and was instrumental in the development of this plan. His plan in a letter to Hillary Clinton in Nov. 1992 lays out his goal to “remold the entire American system” into a seamless web that literally extends from cradle to grave” and is the same system for everyone (Common Core). Tucker’s plan would change the mission of the schools from teaching children academic basics and knowledge to training them to serve the global economy in jobs selected by workforce boards. Hence all the corporate involvement.

Tucker’s plan was implemented in 3 laws and passed and signed by President Clinton in 1994. “The Goals 2000 Act,” “The School-to-Work Act” and the “Reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act.”

Arne Duncan, Sec. of Education is a strong proponent with UNESCO. So are the Pearson Foundation and Gulen Foundation (Charter Schools in the US), just to name a few.

 Now, I guess we could just chalk this up to another rant by another right-wing zealot. However, to do so might just not serve us well. In the years 2011-2012, approximately 1,972,433 kids were homeschooled in the United States. Another 5.5 million were enrolled in private Christian schools. With the current push to either Christianize our public schools, or to remove students from public education, the number of students who could be affected by this is almost unfathomable.

The byline of Frontline Ministries is “Taking Every Thought Captive.” Yet, public school opponents claim that our children are being “indoctrinated.” Of course, this sort of hypocrisy is one of the staples of the Dominionist movement. However, the indoctrination of the greatest asset that we, as Americans have, into a cult-like belief system that warps and bends all sense of logic, and as the end result produces a populace that moves in lockstep to a theocratic dogma is a frightening scenario. Our children represent the future, and the future depends on the present.

The Family Research Council – Hate & Bigotry Wrapped Up In Religious Zealotry

The Family Research Council

Hate & Bigotry Wrapped Up In Religious Zealotry

By Nicole Nichols

logoThere is little wonder that the Family Research Council was designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center three years ago. The real puzzlement lies in the fact that even after such a designation the center has done nothing to ameliorate those charges and everything to live up to that characterization.

During the recent flap over the Boy Scouts of America’s consideration to allow homosexual youth and scout masters into their rank and file, something that shouldn’t even be a question mark, the Family Research Council and its members were sent into paroxysms of rage. The anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-non-Christian group wasted no time in pooling the resources of dozens of other similar groups together to publish this full-page advertisement in USA Today reaching readers throughout the country:

bsa ad

Once the decision had been tabled until May, the Council celebrated and thanked all of those who supported them as President Tony Perkins issued the following statement:

tony 2“However, it is not enough that they postpone a decision. Instead, the BSA board should publicly re-affirm their current standards, as they did just last July. We look forward to continuing to work with scouting parents, leaders of the faith-based organizations that charter over two-thirds of the packs and the troops. We will also continue to communicate with the Scout leadership about the grave consequences that would result if they were to compromise their moral standards in the face of threats from corporate elites and homosexual activists.”

Perkins has a long standing history of hatred and bigotry toward all things non-Christian and non-heterosexual. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Liberty University, an Evangelical Christian school in Virginia, that steeps its students in creationism and dominionist dogma.

Perkins went on to become a police officer, a television reporter, and a two-term legislator in the Louisiana House of Representatives. While in office, Perkins pushed for prayer in public schools and to prevent what he called “Censorship of America’s Christian Heritage.” He authored the nation’s first covenant marriage law which would permit divorce only in cases of physical abuse, abandonment, imprisonment, or after two years of separation.

Believing that judicial nominees were being blocked by U.S. Senate Democrats, who were waging a war against orthodox religious views, and that the nominees were being persecuted for their Christian beliefs, Perkins organized Justice Sunday, an attempt to mobilize the Evangelical Christian base into support of Christian judicial nominees.

Klansman David Duke

Klansman David Duke

Tony Perkins is no saint. In 1996, he was campaign manager for Woody Jenkins who was running against Mary Landrieu. He paid a whopping $82,500 to Ku Klux Klansman David Duke for Duke’s mailing list, a stunt that ended up in the campaign being fined for false disclosure after his attempt to hide the payment to the nefarious racist.

But, his elbow-rubbing with white supremacists didn’t end there as he continued his bigotry with the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group which has also been named a hate group by the SPLC and which outwardly considers black people as a “retrograde species of humanity.”

Perkins has been the head honcho at the Family Research Council since 2003. The Council is an offshoot of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family. Because of the political nature of the Council, the founders believed it might threaten the tax-exempt status of Focus on the Family, hence the separation of the two entities.

The first president of the FRC was Gary Bauer, an evangelical Christian, politician and Ronald Reagan acolyte of equal intolerance to Perkins.

The FRC is extremely active in the political arena and in policy making decisions. With a membership of approximately a half-million, and a cadre of heavy-hitting, well-heeled board members and staff, they enter the halls of government on local, state, and federal levels with a fair amount of clout.

Focusing on all things Christian, the FRC is virulently anti-abortion, anti-separation of church and state, anti-homosexual, anti-immigrant, and anti-pornography. They are one of the leading organizations in funding the conservative movement. Every Fall, the FRC Action group holds the Values Voters Summit, comprised of Christian activists and voters in Washington, DC. where conservative  presidential and congressional hopefuls can be heard and evaluated. In 2012, those who participated included: Rep. Michelle Bachmann; Gary Bauer; Glenn Beck; Gen. William Boykin; Governor Jan Brewer; Rep. Eric Cantor; Sen. Ted Cruz; Sen. Jim DeMint; Rep. Jeff Fortenberry; Governor Mike Huckabee; Rep. Tim Huelskamp; Rep. Jim Jordan; Rep. Steve King; Rep. James Lankford; Governor Bob McDonnell; Lt. Col. Oliver North; Sen. Rand Paul; Governor Mitt Romney; Rep. Paul Ryan; and Sen. Rick Santorum.

This is but a sampling of those who the FRC has great influence over. The Complete roster can be seen here: http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/speakers.

During the 2012, summit, a group Dream Act activists and GetEQUAL activists staged a protest during Mitt Romney’s speech. Apparently, the good Christians present weren’t called upon to feel very Christ-like on that evening and began throwing punches and shoving the young protestors.  Brent Bozell was introducing a speaker and from the podium he told the protestors to leave and told the audience “if you see any protestors, beat ‘em up.” Felipe Matos, one of the protestors,  gave this account:

“As soon as we started our action and pulled out a giant rainbow flag in full sight, conference participants morphed into an angry mob. Some screamed, “Our values are not killing you! It’s AIDS, and you’re spreading it!” Others told us, “Get out of my country!” even though Sean Watkins, one of our activists from Ohio, served in the military during the Iraq War. It was horrifying to see participants and security guards attacking one of our lead organizers in D.C., Charles Butler, pushing and choking him so much that he was out of breath and fell to the floor a few times.”

Jerry Boykin

Jerry Boykin

Recently, General Jerry Boykin was chosen to fill the seat of Executive Vice President for the Family Research Council. Boykin brings a whole new dimension the Council as he is well known for his noxious Islamophobic views. As a 36-year veteran of the military, and a former U.S. deputy undersecretary of defense under Donald Rumsfeld, Boykin likened the War on Terror to a battle against Satan, claimed that George W. Bush was put into office by God, and was censured by the Army for giving speeches at various Christian events while in full-dress uniform.

During his tenure, he ranted that Muslims hate America, and stated that the military is recruiting a spiritual army that will draw strength from a greater power to destroy their enemies. According to Boykin, Islam is not a religion and does not deserve First Amendment protection.

In Jerry Boykin’s world,  mosques should be banned in the United States.  After all,  “we are at war” against the threat of Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood, which he says is trying to implement Sharia law in the U.S.  Of course, his history of incendiary remarks drew a lot of heat recently and he was forced to withdraw from delivering a speech at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast, held at West Point in February, thanks to a lot of pressure from the good folks at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.  A few months after that, in July, the FRC hired Boykin as executive vice president. We can only imagine what he will bring to their already hate-filled feast.

Along with the big push against the Boy Scouts of America, the FRC has recently taken up the fight against the Violence Against Women Act. Calling  upon their membership, the FRC sent out an email alert and quoted Phyllis Schlafly who wrote:

schlafly-460x307“[VAWA] has done little or no good for real victims of domestic violence, while its funds have been used to fill feminist coffers and to lobby for feminist objectives and laws. Although every spending bill should be subject to rigorous auditing procedures in order to curb waste and fraud, VAWA has somehow ducked accountability for the [$660 million] a year it doles out to radical feminist organizations.”

The email went on to say:

“Among the bill’s most egregious parts is a provision that would ban funds to grantees who may have religious objections to homosexuality–even if no documented case of refused services has been found. It also includes special assistance for homosexual victims.”

The FRC is a dangerous organization posing a real threat to the very fabric of a multicultural society such as ours. Their every move and motivation is based a dark undercurrent of hatred, ignorance, and fear, and they have become very adept at spreading their pernicious message to millions of vulnerable individuals. Additionally, they have been successful in promoting and electing lawmakers into positions of power who will succumb to the pressure and the purse of those who seek to force us into the abyss of a societal demise.

Who's Who In The FRC

Who’s Who In The FRC

 

Dominionist Heaven – This Week In Review

Dominionist Heaven

This Week In Review

From Nicole Nichols & Crooked Crosses

 

Military Blues – Shame On The “Radical Left!”

The announcement this week that women will now be allowed to serve in combat roles while in the military has sent the religious right completely over the cliff and into a fit of outrage.

Of course the fingers have been immediately pointed toward the “liberal agenda.” After all, it was the liberals who were responsible for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Byan Fischer

Byan Fischer

Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, is having a field day with this as he predicts a “total sexual meltdown.”

In an interview yesterday with Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness, Fischer went on a tirade prophesying that the new policy will “undermine readiness, cohesion, security, and lead to a reinstatement of the draft.” Uh…didn’t Fischer say much the same thing about rescinding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

He went on to warn of a “complete sexual meltdown” occurring due to “predatory women” trying to sleep with officers, citing CIA head David Petraeus’s affair with a reporter.

Fischer’s American Family Association has already been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center because of its stand against homosexuals. It would appear that Fischer is trying to make certain that the group live up to that by now including women in their war against all things contradictory to their warped religious views.

A cross in a glorious cloud of golden light.

 Powerful Voices

Well, this week marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, and, of course, there has been a ton of squawking from the religious right as they marched upon the Supreme Court to brandish their signs of displeasure.

In keeping with the season, the Christian Post announced its list of the Four Most Powerful Pro-Life Female Voices:

  • Marjorie Dannenfelser, the President and Chairman of the Board of the Susan B. Anthony List.
  • Abby Johnson, Chief Research Strategist for Live Action
  • Penny Nance, President and CEO for Concerned Women of America
  • Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of Americans United For Life.

There you have it – a list of four women who stand firmly behind the Personhood Acts, oppose contraception, and oppose abortion in all cases – even rape. The troubling thing is not that they have powerful voices, but that they have the ears of some of the most powerful people in the country.

A cross in a glorious cloud of golden light.

 Sekulow’s War Against Women

On Thursday, January 24, 2013, the American Center for Law & Justice filed its fourth direct challenge to the mandate of the Department of Health and Human Services that requires employers to provide health insurance which covers contraceptives.

Jay Sekulow

Jay Sekulow

Jay Sekulow, the Chief Council for the ACLJ, has long been on a crusade prove that such a mandate violates the First Amendment, The Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act. So far, he has not been successful.

Sekulow has built a financial empire and lives a lavish lifestyle which is suspicious for anyone who is employed by a charitable organization. However, it speaks volumes about his inability to understand the importance of contraceptives to those lowly, hard-working individuals who simply cannot afford another mouth to feed.

A cross in a glorious cloud of golden light.

 Demons & Exorcists

Kilingenschmitt

Kilingenschmitt

Now, for the really crazy stuff! We knew that the airy high that we were experiencing following the inauguration couldn’t last for long. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a religious right extremist of the

nth degree, who considers himself a “gay exorcist,” didn’t just go off the rails – he took the train right into the river of insanity.

In an email that went out to the followers of is “Pray In Jesus Name” project, he actually claimed that President Obama’s support for gay equality is an “open invitation to the devil and demonic rule.” He went on to postulate that Obama is “making Satan equal to God as he declares the demonic to be Godly.”

According to Klingenschmitt, “There is one reason homosexual sodomy will never be “equal” to traditional marriage: Satan will never be equal to God.”

He closed his email asking for all of his followers to “…pray for our President to repent, and renounce evil, and invite the Holy Spirit to rule his heart? Then let’s petition all 100 Senators to protect traditional marriage.”

It is important to note that Gordon Klingenschmitt is the author of an ebook that chronicles how President Obama is ruled by 50 demons. The scariest part is, he actually has a following.

A cross in a glorious cloud of golden light.

 Arm the Students & Kill Obamacare

In the wake of his waning popularity, Glen Beck continues to promote loony-tunes David Barton. Last week, Beck had Barton on his television show which, thank God, largely went unnoticed. Barton is this quirky little evangelical minister who considers himself a historian and promotes rewriting school textbooks to reflect a white, Christian perspective. He is the founder of WallBuilders, a Texas outfit that works against the separation of church and state.

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck

The program initially started out as a discussion over health-care. Glenn Beck, true to his ignorance, claimed that Obamacare would lead to people being forced to relinquish their guns. How he manages to justify that statement is anyone’s guess, but in Beck’s world, I would imagine that there are those who get his train of thought. He also claimed that the Act would lead to “Nazi-like euthanasia programs.”

David Barton

David Barton

Somehow, the talk turned to gun control and the recent school shootings. Barton, not to be outdone by Beck’s hallucinations, told the audience that the NRA had been established in order to protect freed slaves from lynchings – and that there never used to be school shootings in the 1800’s because all of the kids took their guns to school.

There you have it! Arm the kids and solve the problem!

A cross in a glorious cloud of golden light.