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Homophobe Richard Land Links LGBT Rights With Nazi Persecution - LISTEN

Former Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land, referring to President Obama’s executive order providing protections for LGBT employees of federal contractors, told the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch that conservatives need to stand up to “the gay thought police” or face Nazi-style persecution, reports Right Wing Watch.

Richard landSpeaking with Land, homophobic Fox News correspondent Todd Starnes said that Obama’s executive order is “mocking and condescending” towards religion because opposing discrimination is incompatible with religious values.

Later in the show, a caller said that she didn’t understand “how seemingly intelligent people could have voted a president in by the name of Barack Obama so soon after 9/11.” Rather than addressing the caller’s racist comments, Land went on to say that Obama has an anti-American worldview and is to blame for everything from the war on drugs to Boko Haram’s kidnapping of girls in Nigeria.

Land, who stepped down from the Southern Baptist Convention following controversial comments he made about Trayvon Martin, is currently the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Listen to the disturbing clips in which Land references Martin Niemöller’s anti-Nazi poem “First they came…," AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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National Groups Push Republicans To Drop Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

The National Journal looked at several groups pushing the Republican party to drop its opposition to marriage equality by its 2016 national convention.

GopTheir article reads, in part:

“[a] group called Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is part of the effort to remove the traditional-marriage plank from the GOP platform at the Cleveland convention. Already, the group has met with state and county party officials in New Hampshire, and they're planning trips to Iowa in August and to South Carolina and Nevada in September.

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Rather than talking about gay marriage, strategists are guiding Republicans to talk about the freedom to marry, and they cast the question in familiar conservative terms about the government's role in people's private lives.

"Use freedom language, why it's important for families, why it's inappropriate for the government to treat people differently and treating gay people as taxpayers," said one GOP gay-rights lobbyist.

The American Unity PAC, the sister group to the 501(c)(4) American Unity Fund, has spent almost $700,000 this cycle to elect Republicans who back gay rights, compared with the nearly $120,000 traditional-marriage groups like Family Research Council have doled out, and their meetings with members went from three a week last year to five per week this year.”

The article also mentions that far-right conservatives like the SPLC-certified hate group the Family Research Council and their anti-gay senatorial cohorts Ted “states’ rights” Cruz of Texas and Mike ”religious freedom” Lee of Utah all support a law overturning the Supreme Court’s ruling against section three of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act — the very decision being quoted by judges overturning gay marriage bans in several states.


Tony Perkins On LGBT Pride Flag at U.S. Embassy: Obama is Turning America Into Sodom - VIDEO

PerkinsOn yesterday’s radio program, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins blasted the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv’s decision to fly the LGBT pride flag this month, saying:

"The rainbow flag over Israel — the last time they were flying that over Sodom and Gomorrah it didn’t work out so well. The reality is this administration is not just ignoring or indifferent to traditional values, it is hostile to them, it is hostile to the very things that made America great.” 

Later, in a chat with a listener who called President Obama “Satan personified,” Perkins speculated on whether Obama may have threatened House Speaker John Boehner and his family to keep him in check while his administration “dismantled the country morally and culturally”

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Right Wing Watch]

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Jewish Anti-Defamation League Denounces Tony Perkins Anti-Gay Holocaust Commentary

Yesterday we reported on remarks made by Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, reacting to a Colorado baker who was recently told he must abide by the state's anti-discrimination statutes and bake wedding cakes for gay couples.

PerkinsPerkins suggested that an anti-Christian Holocaust was coming, warning that gays would soon start "rolling out the boxcars" as the Nazis did to Jews.

The National Director of the Anti-Defamation League was not impressed by Perkins's rhetoric.

Said Abraham H. Foxman:

Tony Perkins’ invocation of the Holocaust in his statement referring to a judge’s finding that a baker unlawfully discriminated against gay customers is offensive and inappropriate.

There is no comparison between contemporary American political issues and the actions of Hitler’s regime during the Holocaust. Such inappropriate analogies only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors, as well as those Americans who fought valiantly against the Nazis in World War II.

We urge Perkins to apologize and to refrain from using Holocaust imagery to make his point.

But what can one really expect from a hate group leader?


Pastor: Forcing a Christian to Bake a Cake for Gays is Like Blacks Having to Serve the KKK - VIDEO

LandLast week the Colorado Civil Rights Commission rejected the appeal of Denver area Masterpiece Cake Shop and affirmed a prior ruling that found its owner, Jack Phillips, in violation of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. The commission ordered a change of policy, staff training, and quarterly reporting to confirm that the bakery is not turning away customers due to sexual orientation.

Yesterday, on the Family Research Council's radio show, evangelical pastor Richard Land was sitting in for Tony Perkins and said that forcing Phillips to bake a cake for a gay wedding is like forcing a black baker to serve the KKK.

Meanwhile, Phillips sat down with Fox & Friends' Elisabeth Hasselbeck earlier this week and said he'd rather go to jail than have to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

Listen and watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Family Research Council Official Ken Blackwell Links Eliot Rodger Mass Shootings to Gay Marriage: AUDIO

Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, linked the Eliot Rodger shootings near Santa Barbara to gay marriage, Right Wing Watch reports:

BlackwellSpeaking with FRC president Tony Perkins on “Washington Watch,” Blackwell blamed the shooting on “the crumbling of the moral foundation of the country” and “the attack on natural marriage and the family.”

“When these fundamental institutions are attacked and destroyed and weakened and abandoned, you get what we are now seeing,” Blackwell said, arguing that people who are “blaming the Second Amendment” are “avoiding talking about what is at the root cause of the problem.”

Listen, below:


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