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Right Wing Radio Host: Gay Barack Obama Planning Dictatorship, Directing 'Gaystapo' To Persecute Christians - LISTEN

Rick Wiles

Nutjob right-wing conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles has warned that President Barack Obama is planning a dictatorship and is directing the persecution of Christians by an LGBT gestapo, reports Right Wing Watch.

Earlier this year, Wiles said that an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. might be a good thing if it helps end America's tolerance of gays and non-believers - an opinion so extreme that it was actually criticized by the virulently homophobic activist group Focus on the Family.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b00a08149970b-150wiSpeaking last week, Wiles argued that regardless of how they vote in the midterm elections, Americans should anticipate the “iron fist of tyranny” from the “mac daddy” president as he tries to maintain political power:

“If the mac daddy socialist Democratic party gets an old-fashioned thumping at the polls, it still doesn’t matter. Mr. Obama will simply crack down on all opposition, use government surveillance agencies to spy on his opponents, he’ll continue to issue presidential decrees and ignore the Congress, and rule the country like a dictator. Nothing’s going to change, except that he’s really going to step it up as a dictator.”

He warned that “persecution of the true Christian church will be carried out by America’s ‘gaystapo’ under the direction of [Barack Obama] America’s first gay president.”

Claiming a direct line to god, Wiles concluded:

“We’ve been taken over by homosexuals and sodomites, and lesbians and transvestites, and a bunch of communists and socialists and atheists and God-haters. And this country is about to be judged.

“If you’re here when this judgment strikes, you’re going to be consumed. The Lord has told me vast numbers are going to be consumed and the survivors will be slaves. That is the future that is facing America if this country does not repent and the time is ticking away.”


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Peter LaBarbera: Obama Will 'Answer to God' for Normalizing 'Terrible Sin of Homosexual Behavior' - AUDIO

LaBarbera outside the Illinois marriage equality bill ceremony last year.

In a radio interview last week, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality wingnut Peter LaBarbera railed against President Obama, who will supposedly have to "answer to God" for his role promoting the "terrible sin" of LGBT equality.

Said LaBarbera:

I don't think Barack Obama has been more loyal to any special interest group than the homosexual activist movement. What he's done for that movement, he's by far the most pro-homosexual president in our history. He's done great damage to the morality of this country by helping persuade people that this sin is okay...

LaBarbera also lit into the Republican Party for not speaking out louder against gay rights and for not doing a better job marketing its anti-gay platform to African American and Latino voters. 


[via Right Wing Watch]

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President Obama Says There's A Constitutional Right to Nationwide Marriage Equality


In an interview published today over at The New Yorker, President Obama weighed in on the issues that have come to define his judicial legacy (health care, voting rights, gay marriage) as well as his belief the Constitution requires all states to permit same-sex marriage.

"Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states,” he said. “But, as you know, courts have always been strategic. There have been times where the stars were aligned and the Court, like a thunderbolt, issues a ruling like Brown v. Board of Education, but that’s pretty rare. And, given the direction of society, for the Court to have allowed the process to play out the way it has may make the shift less controversial and more lasting."

Obama was also asked to name the best Supreme Court decision of his tenure and he answered with the high court's decision earlier this month to not take up gay marriage cases from 5 states:

“In some ways, the decision that was just handed down to not do anything about what states are doing on same-sex marriage may end up being as consequential—from my perspective, a positive sense—as anything that’s been done,” the President said. “Because I think it really signals that although the Court was not quite ready—it didn’t have sufficient votes to follow Loving v. Virginia and go ahead and indicate an equal-protection right across the board—it was a consequential and powerful signal of the changes that have taken place in society and that the law is having to catch up.” 

Head over to The New Yorker HERE to read the full interview, in which Obama also discusses his efforts to diversify judicial appointments in regards to nominees' race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. 

Attorney General Eric Holder Resigns; Groups Push for LGBT Nominee — VIDEO


President Obama today announced the resignation, reported earlier, of Attorney General Eric Holder.

Obama lauded Holder for his work in the Justice Department and as Attorney General, "from counterterrorism to civil rights, public corruption to white-collar crime."

Also noted were Holder's efforts to strengthen hate crimes law and his recommendation that the federal government stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, opening the door to federal recognition of same-sex marriage, and federal benefits for same-sex couples.

Holder also mentioned that work, among many other issues:

We have begun to realize the promise of equality for our LGBT brothers and sisters and their families.  We have begun to significantly reform our criminal justice system and reconnect those who bravely serve in law enforcement with the communities that they protect.

Watch the announcement and read a transcript of the remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

DurkanIn related news, the Human Rights Campaign today urged Obama to replace Holder with the first LGBT cabinet member:

"President Obama faces a historic opportunity in light of Attorney General Holder's departure,” said Chad Griffin, President of HRC. “The President has expressed a commitment to appointing a cabinet that reflects the full diversity of the American people, and there are many richly-qualified candidates available to serve as the first openly-LGBT cabinet secretary. It would be a natural extension of this administration's enduring commitment to equality to send a message of visibility and inclusion by nominating such a candidate to serve in this historic role."

One potential nominee is U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan, Buzzfeed reports:

“It will be a huge milestone if the president chooses a qualified LGBT American like Jenny Durkan,” Torey Carter, managing director of the Victory Fund, told BuzzFeed News. “It would send a signal that experience and ability matter a lot more than gender or sexual orientation, and that would matter a lot to young people who worry they can’t be authentically themselves and still succeed in life.”

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President Obama Comments on ISIL Strikes Within Syria: VIDEO


On Tuesday morning before flying to the United Nations to meet with world leaders including prime minister Abadi of Iraq, President Obama delivered a statement on the strikes begun last night against Islamic State (ISIL) targets within Syria, taken out by the U.S. and an Arab coalition including Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Said Obama:

"America is proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these nations on behalf of our common security. The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone. Above all, the people and governments of the Middle East are rejecting Isil, and standing up for the peace and security that the people of the region and the world deserve."


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Obama Mentions LGBT Victims of Sexual Violence at 'It's On Us' Campaign Rollout: WATCH


On Friday President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced the White House’sIt’s On Us” campaign designed to heighten the public’s awareness of sexual assault. Working in collaboration with Generation Progress, a progressive political non-profit focused on college campuses, It’s On Us is the latest addition to the White House Task Force on Sexual Assault’s broader initiative to standardize the processes through which rape and sexual assault are reported and addressed in college settings.

In April the Task Force published a 20-page reportd detailing steps that university leadership should take to more effectively engage with their students, faculty, and security personnel in the on-going conversation about rape-culture.

“An estimated one in five women has been sexually assaulted during her college years -- one in five.” Obama said during Friday’s press conference. “Of those assaults, only 12 percent are reported, and of those reported assaults, only a fraction of the offenders are punished.”

Obama made a point of highlighting the prevalence of sexual assault across multiple demographics, adding that while discussion of rape-culture tends to focus on women, men and members of the LGBT community also deserve the same kinds of protections.

“[W]hile these assaults overwhelmingly happen to women, we know that men are assaulted, too. Men get raped. They’re even less likely to talk about it. We know that sexual assault can happen to anyone, no matter their race, their economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity -– and LGBT victims can feel even more isolated, feel even more alone.”

It’s On Us’s emphasis on bystander prevention and encouraging men to talk about their own experiences marks the White House’s future plans to further expand the Task Force’s focus to K-12 schools, representatives asserted.

“Obviously, many of these habits do not begin as young people arrive on college campus – it begins earlier than that,” explained a senior White House representative. “Today’s announcement is a critical part of the administration’s work to prevent sexual assault, but it is not the final step.”

Watch It's On Us's firist video PSA featuring actors Jon Hamm, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne and others AFTER THE JUMP...

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