Evangelicals Hub

TLC Pulls '19 Kids and Counting,' Issues Statement in Wake of 'Heartbreaking' Molestation Allegations


TLC has issued a statement on its decision to pull 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule in the wake of allegations that Josh Duggar sexually abused five underage girls over a decade ago. 

JoshduggarJosh, the eldest son of the Duggar clan featured on the show, resigned from his position as executive director of the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council's lobbying arm yesterday, saying in a statement "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends."

Wrote the network on its Facebook page:

Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.

Last November, a petition calling on TLC to cancel the show over the Duggars' "LGBT fear mongering" caught fire on the internet and amassed over 100,000 signatures. 

Mike Huckabee and Tony Perkins Worried Gay Marriage Will Rain Down ISIS Violence On Christians: LISTEN

Mick Huckabee

Mike Huckabee (above) has claimed that the supposed threat same-sex marriage will create for religious freedom is part of a broader attack that will include violence against Christians, reports Right Wing Watch.

Speaking during a conference call organized by hate group the Family Research Council (FRC), Huckabee agreed with a pastor who suggested that the U.S. is facing the threat of ISIS terrorist attacks and the “equally intense assault on marriage as defined by God.”

Huckabee replied to the panic-stricken pastor:

“We’re seeing, certainly at the national level, internally this battle on marriage, but globally what we’re seeing is that there is an assault on the Christian faith in general.”

Tony PerkinsHe continued that ISIS will soon “physically assault” American Christians.

Not to be outdone in the Game of Hate - I’m convinced it is in fact a game and Matt Baume’s recent exposé of FRC suggests the same - our old friend Tony Perkins (right) said that the fight for LGBT rights in the U.S. is linked to the murder of Christians by ISIS members in the Middle East.

“If we go silent on religious freedom here at home, I think that sends a message to the terrorists and the tyrants abroad that they are free to persecute our brothers and sisters in Christ. The other side is vocal and they sound like they are a lot more than they are but as a result they are winning battles that we should be winning.”

Listen to the extremely profitable scaremongering and watch Matt Baume’s FRC exposé, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Mike Huckabee and Tony Perkins Worried Gay Marriage Will Rain Down ISIS Violence On Christians: LISTEN" »

Pat Robertson: 'Bunch Of Gays' Are In League With Hillary Clinton To Destroy Freedom - VIDEO


Desperately banging the same drum as his fellow religious right activists as they continue their journey towards the dustbin of history, Pat Robertson has - once again - said that LGBT rights advocates are intent on their mission to destroy freedom, reports Right Wing Watch.

Robertson also suggested that gay activists are in league with Hillary Clinton in a clandestine plot to destroy liberty, claiming that the presidential candidate “wants to do away with the First Amendment, or at least part of it.”

The floundering televangelist - who believes that gay people will die out because they can’t reproduce - also weighed in on Indiana’s controversial right to discriminate law:

“Now this bunch of gays, what they have done is single out — for example, there will be a city and there will be five bakeshops, four out of the five will do wedding cakes for anybody that wants them, gay, lesbian, Muslim, Hindu, anybody, they’ll do cakes.

“One little company says, ‘No, we’re Christian, we won’t do homosexual wedding cakes.’ So they sue that one and force that one, because the idea now is not tolerance, it is conformity, they’re going to make you go along with their lifestyle whether you like it or not.

“That’s not freedom, ladies and gentlemen, that is totalitarian coercion, and that’s what those people want. Liberals are not liberal, they are totalitarian socialists. They want the government to force everybody into their mold.”

Listen to Robertson’s latest outburst, AFTER THE JUMP...

Continue reading "Pat Robertson: 'Bunch Of Gays' Are In League With Hillary Clinton To Destroy Freedom - VIDEO" »

Pat Robertson: 'Ungodly' Gay People Have 'Destroyed Marriage' And Christians Who Don't Discriminate Are 'Mixed Up' - VIDEO


Old windbag Pat Robertson was perturbed earlier this week by the notion that Christians would be better served by reeling in the anti-gay hate.

Robertson - who believes all gay people are "recruited" or molested - was replying to a 700 Club viewer who questioned why some Christians believe they have the right to “refuse service to others because they don’t agree with their lifestyle," reports Right Wing Watch. The viewer added that such actions won’t “bring them closer to Jesus.”

However, Pat said the viewer was "mixed up" and insisted that Jesus himself would refuse service to gay people rather than participating in an “ungodly lifestyle.”

He then went on to reference the good book:

“If somebody gives you meat and doesn’t say anything about it, then you eat the meat; but if he says ‘this is meat offered to idols,’ then you don’t eat it because you don’t want to participate in idol worship.”

Thanks for clearing that up, Pat.

In a separate clip, a caller asks Roberson advice on what to do with a gay son who is planning on having a child with his husband. 

“This so-called lifestyle — I just can’t believe it," Robertson exclaimed. "They have tried to destroy marriage.” 


Last month, Robertson said that catering for same-sex weddings is like servicing man-dog weddings.

Continue reading "Pat Robertson: 'Ungodly' Gay People Have 'Destroyed Marriage' And Christians Who Don't Discriminate Are 'Mixed Up' - VIDEO" »

Bob Jones Apologizes for 'Reckless' Statement Calling for Gays to Be Stoned to Death in 1980

JonesBob Jones III, the former president of the private, fundamentalist Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, has issued a public apology for comments made in 1980 calling for gays to be stoned to death.

Jones, who was attending a White House meeting at the time with other fundamentalist pastors to pressure then President Carter to not extend Civil Rights Act provisions to gay Americans, said:

"I'm sure this will be greatly misquoted, but it would not be a bad idea to bring the swift justice today that was brought in Israel's day against murder and rape and homosexuality. I guarantee it would solve the problem post-haste if homosexuals were stoned, if murderers were immediately killed as the Bible commands."

This past week, BJUnity, a support group for LGBT BJU students, delivered a change.org petition to the university calling on Jones to apologize.

Jones, who now serves as the University's cancellor, issued the following statement in response to the petition:

“I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric. This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago. It is antithetical to my theology and my 50 years of preaching a redeeming Christ, who came into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

"Upon now reading these long-forgotten words, they seem to me as words belonging to a total stranger -- were my name not attached.

"I cannot erase them, but wish I could, because they do not represent the belief of my heart or the content of my preaching. Neither before, nor since, that event in 1980 have I ever advocated the stoning of sinners.

"The Bible I love, preach and try to practice does not present today the stoning of sinners as God’s way. Its message is the good news that Christ Jesus was condemned on behalf of sinners to rescue all of us from condemnation and judgment by His willing sacrifice, for he was made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

"I apologize for the reflection those remarks bring upon Jesus Christ, whom I love; Bob Jones University, which I have loved and served; and my own personal testimony

Reporting on Jones stepping down as BJU president in 2005, The Washington Post noted

Bob III -- known on campus as "Dr. Bob" -- became president in 1971, the year BJU admitted its first black student. But he maintained a ban on interracial dating, writing, "This institution's Bible-based convictions are against interracial dating and marriage." That position cost BJU its tax-exempt status in 1983 and kicked up a political firestorm in 2000 when presidential candidate George W. Bush spoke at the school.

Pat Robertson Advises Mother To Treat Gay Son Like A ‘Drug Addict’ - VIDEO


Former Southern Baptist Minister Pat Robertson answered a question on his 700 Club show from a mother asking Robertson for advice on how she can convert her atheist gay son to Christianity. Robertson advised that she treat her son like a "drug addict," and to not "enable," him in his "lifestyle," yet in the same sentence asked her to tell her son that she and God loves him and that the bond between both of them has not severed.


Continue reading "Pat Robertson Advises Mother To Treat Gay Son Like A ‘Drug Addict’ - VIDEO" »


Towleroad - Blogged