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Mike Huckabee Wants to Send Houston Mayor 'Thousands' of Bibles to Stop Her 'Political Genocide' Against Christians: VIDEO

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Continuing the right-wing uproar over Houston's subpoena of local anti-gay pastors tied to a lawsuit against the city's LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance, Mike Huckabee directed "every pastor in America" to send their sermons to mayor Annise Parker and every viewer to send her a Bible. 

Said Huckabee on his Fox News program:

The Houston case reminds us how rapidly our country is being taken over by intolerant despots who will unleash a form of political genocide against Christians who still cling to their Bibles and refuse to bow their knee to the false gods of hate and religious bigotry. The Houston mayor and her ilk, like mayors in Chicago and Boston who tried to prevent businesses opening in their city because the business owners were bible believing Christians, well she needs to apologize and start respecting all citizens - or at least have the integrity to resign. They shouldn't expect taxpayers to fund hate-filled, gestapo-like tactics to openly attempt ot shut down the free exercise of religion and attempt to establish a religion of godless secularism. 

Watch Huckabee's rant and call to arms, AFTER THE JUMP...

[h/t The Daily Signal]

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Hillsong Megachurch Pastor Brian Houston: 'We're on the Journey' with Homosexuality — AUDIO

Brian Houston, the pastor of the Australian-based international Hillsong megachurch, is making headlines for remarks he made in New York City at a press conference on Thursday, the NYT reports:

B_houstonLeaders of Hillsong have been avoiding condemnation of homosexuality for some time, and the pastor of Hillsong’s New York City campus, Carl Lentz, has declined to take a public position on same-sex marriage. But Mr. Houston’s comments, made at a news conference Thursday in New York, were striking for their assertion that Christian churches have caused pain for some gay Christians, and for their suggestion that the issue of same-sex marriage is not settled.

Listen to Hillsong's remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

Said Hillsong:

"I think with the church, the message is sacred but the methods have to change for the church to stay relevant. And it's challenging. It's challenging to stay relevant. I mean, if we go to the one big hot topic maybe for churches is...now with homosexual marriage legalized, and churches for generations, they hold a set of beliefs around what they believe the Word of God, the Bible says. And all of a sudden in many circles the church can look like a pariah, because to many people it's so irrelevant now. So staying relevant is a big challenge. I think it's more than just singing more contemporary songs and the colors you paint your walls or whatever."

Added Hillsong:

The world we live in, whether we like it or not, is changing around and about us. Homosexual marriage is legal in [New York City] and probably will be in most western world countries in a short time. The world’s changing, and we want to stay relevant as a church, so that’s a vexing thing. How do we not become a pariah?”

Houston noted the experience of gay children in Christian churches and said that some "literally are depressed, maybe even suicidal, and, sadly, oftentimes grow up to hate the church because they feel that the church rejected them.”

He concluded:

"It’s very easy to reduce what you think about homosexuality to just a public statement, and that would keep a lot of people happy, but we feel at this point, that it is an ongoing conversation, that the real issues in people’s lives are too important for us just to reduce it down to a yes or no answer in a media outlet. So we’re on the journey with it.”

Listen to Hillsong's remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gordon Klingenschmitt Warns Same-Sex Marriage Allows Gays To 'Recruit Your Kids' - VIDEO

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Nut-job homophobe and Colorado Republican state legislative candidate Gordon Klingenschmitt has said that the Supreme Court’s decision to “force homosexual ‘marriage’” on the U.S. will allow gay people to "recruit" children, reports Right Wing Watch.

Not afraid of wingnut outbursts against LGBT people, in recent months Klingenschmitt said that transgender people shouldn’t be allowed in churches or public restrooms, that Christians are being forced to “worship sodomy” and that Democratic Congressman Jared Polis will “join ISIS in beheading Christians.”

In his latest outburst, writing to members of his Pray In Jesus Name project, he lamented that “cruel judges now deny kids’ rights in 30 states.” He continued that conservatives must now work even harder to “defend their children from such an agenda to normalize sin.” Getting carried away, he also rolled out the old “recruitment of children” chestnut.

Klingenschmitt’s rabid email reads in part:

“Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear any of seven possible appeals from five states that would protect traditional marriage between one man and one woman. This dereliction of duty allowed bad lower-court rulings to enforce homosexual ‘marriage’ in 11 new states, against the will of the voters. Many children will now be told by the government, ‘You can't have a mother. You get two dads instead.’ That's unfair to kids.

“THIS JUST IN: Sodomy is still banned by God in all 50 states. Gay marriage now ‘legal’ in 30 states? Only 3 states voted for that, meaning it was imposed on kids in 27 states by oligarchs, against the voters' will. 38 states had bans before this judicial TYRANNY overruled the people's will. God will have the last word. …

“Will Christians work this hard, to defend their children from such an agenda to normalize sin and recruit your kids? Legislation. Ballot Work. Courts. All fronts in all states.

“We are fighting back. We will fight to defend traditional marriage as Jesus defined it in Matthew 19:4-6, between one man and one woman. We must encourage Congress to NOT give up the fight.”

Watch a video from last year in which Klingenschmitt claims that a "demonic spirit of tyranny" is trying to force Christians "at the point of the government sword" to participate in the "sin of sodomy," AFTER THE JUMP...

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Christian Group Ends Fake 'Fast' Against Same-Sex Marriage - VIDEO

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Virginia-based anti-gay group Family Foundation has announced that members have completed their very strange fast in opposition to same-sex marriage, reports Pink News.

Last month, the group announced its 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance For Marriage which started on August 27th and finished on Sunday, the day before the Supreme Court was due to hear a series of same-sex marriage appeals cases.

However, not entirely getting it, the group said that it was actually fine to eat during the fast although "feeding on the spiritual food provided is vital.”

Failing to address the possibility that if they had perhaps actually fasted, yesterday's Supreme Court decision might have gone their way, a letter to supporters released at the end of the “fast” read:

“Thank you for participating in these 40 HOLY days of prayer and fasting as we have opened the pages of our Marriage Covenant and travelled through the three stage ritual of a traditional Wedding Ceremony in our journey to a more perfect union with the Lord Jesus Christ.

“May you, your family, and your ministry be strengthened and encouraged as you continue to walk in all the ways of holiness, and as you open the hearts of others to the knowledge of the Lord’s extraordinary grace and love.”

Watch Family Foundation's apocalyptic video announcing the fake fast, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Disgusting Wingnut Bryan Fischer Links Bestiality Conviction With Homosexuality

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Vile wingnut rent-a-voice Bryan Fischer has taken to Twitter to link bestiality with homosexuality, according to Good As You.

Fischer is head of anti-gay listed hate group American Family Association, a pitiful organization which recently claimed the reason gay people are gay is because they suffered sexual abuse and are broken individuals

Responding to a story on USA Today about a Florida man who has been jailed for five years for raping his 8-month-old pitbull puppy, Fischer tweeted:

"How long before an attorney defends a guy like this on grounds it's his orientation, he was born this way?"

The response to Fischer’s disgusting tweet? Gratifyingly angry...

 


The Right Enemies: A Look Back at Right-Wing Attacks on Eric Holder

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BY LAYNE AMERIKANER

Attorney General Eric Holder, who this week announced his plans to resign, has been a leader in addressing systems of racial discrimination and protecting the fundamental rights of every American to be treated equally under the law and participate in our democracy.

Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that the Right loves to hate him.

Tim HuelskampIn February of this year, the American Family Association demanded Holder’s impeachment after he had the audacity to treat married same-sex couples like married opposite-sex couples with regard to a host of legal rights and recognitions. Shortly after, both Faith and Freedom Coalition head Ralph Reed and Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp [pictured right] echoed the call for Holder’s impeachment because of his support for marriage equality. Televangelist Pat Robertson also joined the impeachment parade, alleging that under Holder, “sodomy” was being “elevated above the rights of religious believers.”

Holder’s commitment to redressing racial injustice was no more warmly received by the Right than his work in support of LGBT equality. After Holder spoke out against voter ID laws, which disproportionately harm people of color, Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused him of “purposefully” “incit[ing] racial tension.” Gun Owners of America director Larry Pratt argued that Holder’s open discussion of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system means that he is the real “racist,” asserting last year that Holder wants to “intimidate the rest of the country so that we don’t think about defending ourselves” against “attacks by black mobs on white individuals.” Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association went so far as to say that Holder would never “prosecute someone if the victim is white.” And after Holder visited Ferguson, Missouri last month, David Horowitz outrageously commented that the attorney general was leading a black “lynch mob.”

And those are just a handful of the attacks the Right has leveled against Holder for his work protecting equality under the law.

The fact that the far Right has reacted with so much vitriol to the attorney general’s leadership is a sign not only of how uninterested they are in the civil rights that the Justice Department is meant to protect, but also of how effective Holder’s work has been. The next attorney general should share Holder’s deep commitment to protecting the rights of all Americans – and, by extension, make all the “right” enemies among those hoping to turn back the clock on civil liberties.

This post originally appeared on People For the American Way's blog.

This post originally appeared on the PFAW blog.

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