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Sen. Ted Cruz Headlining Hate Conference Hosted By Extremist Anti-Gay Group This Weekend: VIDEO


Does Sen. Ted Cruz believe AIDS is God's punishment for being gay?

Does Cruz believe that government should regulate homosexuality and that public schools are using anti-bullying laws to indoctriinate children into homosexuality?

Does Cruz believe that we need more hate and less tolerance in the world?

If not, perhaps Cruz should explain why he's headlining a legislative conference in Dallas this weekend hosted by a group whose founder has said each and every one of those things.

Cruz, along with another potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, Gov. Bobby Jindal, is scheduled to keynote the Wallbuilders ProFamily Legislators Conference, which "provides an opportunity for conservative pro-family State legislators from across the United States to come together for an insightful briefing session with leading experts in a variety of fields that touch many of the most crucial areas of public service."

Wallbuilders is led by founder David Barton, who in addition to anti-LGBT extremism is best known for a total lack for credibility. From the Southern Poverty Law Center:

BartonDavid Barton’s ascendant star as a self-taught “historian” and influential leader of the evangelical far right crashed in a storm of ridicule when the world’s largest Christian publisher recalled Barton’s 2012 book, The Jefferson Lies, for too many serious whoppers — the kind of gross factual mistakes that are a death knell for any real historian. ...

Barton still retains some influence, but only in the most extreme and uneducated segments of the Christian Right. Virtually all serious conservatives have repudiated him, and his chances of making a comeback seem remote, to be kind, although he sounds just as glib and sure as himself as ever.

Apparently, "the most extreme and uneducated segments of the Christian Right" include two potential GOP presidential candidates.

Cruz made headlines this week when he called net neutrality "Obamacare for the Internet" and railed against government regulations to enforce it.

Maybe someone in the mainstream media should ask Cruz whether he believes, like Barton, that government should regulate homosexuality. 

After all, Grindr is probably nothing but Obamacare for Cruz's iPhone.

Watch a promo for the upcoming hate summit, AFTER THE JUMP...

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David Barton Claims 'Inalienable Right' To Exclusively Heterosexual Marriage: VIDEO

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Anti-gay wingnut and historical revisionist David Barton is back with more crazy talk as he demonstrates that he still has no understanding of how the U.S.'s non-theocratic legals system works. On the "Believer's Voice of Victory" episode scheduled to air on Thursday, Barton says that Christians "have an inalienable right to marriage to be a man and a woman and no other combination," which is only true inasmuch that the government cannot dictate what religious institutions are required to recognize as valid marriages. His assertion that because God was the originator of the very concept of marriage the government cannot legalize same-sex marriage, however, his is an opinion 100% devoid of any factual content whatsoever.

If you feel like watching David Barton rant crazy talk, you can find him AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anti-Gay Pastor's Column Located Next To Video Of Men Making Out


Anti-gay fundamentalist David Barton — a man who thinks the government should "regulate homosexuality" or else the nation will be brought to its knees — might be interested to know that his most recent column on Glenn Beck's website The Blaze has a video ad of two men kissing right next to it. The video, of course, is for HBO's new gay drama Looking.


Plus, Pastor Barton recommended Ben Hur as one of his fave holiday reads?! Isn't Ben Hur a little gay

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David Barton Claims Gays Will Join The Military To Get Married: AUDIO

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Evangelical minister and founder of the dominionist organization WallBuilders David Barton spoke on WallBuilders Live about the death of DOMA, fearing that gays will now sign up for the US armed forces so that they can get married. Right Wing Watch quotes him as saying: 

“Now that there is no longer a definition of marriage as a man and a woman and DOMA’s struck down, guess what? Guess what happens in the military? Guess what is going to happen in the military? Guess who is going to enlist in the military just so they can have gay marriages and force chaplains to do that?”

While it is entirely possible that some gay couples might join the military just to take advantage of marriage benefits - the same way that some students sign up just to take advantage of the GI Bill to pay for college - it's more likely that couples would simply take a trip to Massachusetts or California. Both states reconize gay marriage and have no residency requirements to get married, compared to the 4 years or more of service that new recruits are contractually bound to when they enlist. Plus, they won't have to wait until completing bootcamp before being able to throw a bachelor party.

Evangelical Pastor to Christians: Don't Drink at Starbucks - VIDEO

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"You can't drink Starbucks and be biblically right on this thing [marriage]. It's just a real simple principle," said David Barton, an evangelical pastor who is the former vice-chair of the Republican Party of Texas, during a service at Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. 

Towleroad reported on David Barton last year when he claimed that America, as a nation, was "going down" for supporting same-sex marriage. 

The full quote, via RightWingWatch:

"Starbucks is pouring all this money into destroying tradtional marriage. The question is, can a Christian give money to a group he knows will use it to attack what God supports. If you know that when you buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks that 5, 10, 15 cents is going to be used to defeat marriage, can you do that? The answer is no. Biblically, there's no way a Christian can help support what is attacking God. I'm sorry, you've got to find some other coffee to drink. You can't drink Starbucks and be biblically right on this thing. It's just a real simple principle."


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David Barton Thinks Gay Rights Mean U.S. 'Going Down': VIDEO


Conservative fundamentalist David Barton and televangelist Kenneth Copeland claimed this weekend that policies granting LGBT citizens equality will bring the nation to its knees.

Transcript, via RightWingWatch:

Copeland: I don’t care who you are, if you turn loose of God and the truth of God, you’re going down, brother! You can’t—it’s created that way; you can’t violate the way it was put together.

Barton: That is why public policies in a nation are so important. If a nation says, ‘hey, we want abortion, we want homosexual marriage,’ it is going down.

Copeland: It’s going down.

Barton: You have taken what God had up top and said ‘we’re not going to do that, we want to go in a different’—anytime you move away from what God says, you are going down as a nation.

Move over Hands Across America!

It's unclear if the men realize how their choice of words could be misinterpreted, but you can watch them lob that point back and forth AFTER THE JUMP.

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