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Focus on the Family's James Dobson Blames Sandy Hook Shooting on Gay Marriage, Abortion

Joining, AFA radio host Bryan Fischer and Mike Huckabee, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson blamed the absence of religion in school for the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook, Right Wing Watch reports.

DobsonAnd Gay marriage and abortion are to blame as well:

Our country really does seem in complete disarray. I'm not talking politically, I'm not talking about the result of the November sixth election;  I am saying that something has gone wrong in America and that we have turned our back on God.

I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn't exist, or he's irrelevant to me and we have killed fifty-four million babies and the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition.  Believe me, that is going to have consequences too.

And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty and I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us.  I think that's what's going on.


Conservative Conclave Declares For Santorum

Picture 33Today, more than 150 American Evangelical leaders gathered at a ranch in Texas to solve, once and for all, The Romney Problem.

After watching in disgust and horror as moderate Republicans united behind Mitt Romney, and conservatives and Evangelicals split their votes between three and occasionally four candidates (Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and very occasionally Rick Perry), conservative worthies gathered this morning at the ranch of Paul and Nancy Pressler for a gathering organized by Republican bigwigs and professional homophobes James Dobson, Donald E. Wildmon, and Tony Perkins, among others, to decide who shall be the official anti-Romney unity candidate.

Their choice: Rick Santorum.

Ron Paul never had a chance, because he doesn't want to regulate the nation's genitals. Picking Newt Gingrich would have been safer politics, but Newt's not not righteous and they know it. Rick Perry's got the grit, the record, and the look, but he couldn't get elected dog catcher outside Texas. So it's Santorum. From The New York Times:

The field was narrowed to Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich after the first vote. By the third ballot, Mr. Perkins said, 114 people voted, with Mr. Santorum receiving 85 votes to 29 for Mr. Gingrich.

Mr. Perkins declined to explain why participants moved toward Mr. Santorum, other than to praise his consistent record on social and economic issues. In the discussions, Mr. Perkins said, participants were as concerned about repealing Mr. Obama’s health care law and fighting the national debt as they were about abortion and same-sex marriage.

And many evangelicals have said they are bothered not only by Mr. Gingrich’s three marriages, but by his attacks on Mr. Romney’s work in private equity, which they believe amounts to attacks on free enterprise.

But there was no consensus. Several of the worthies still support Gingrich, and there's no telling whether the newsly minted Santora (Santorumites?) will have a tangible influence on voters. As the Times notes:

Evangelicals tend to be better informed and more independent that they were a generation ago, when the endorsement from a leader like Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson held huge sway, said Rev. Paul Jimenez, pastor of Taylors First Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C.

“People will take note of what the leaders say, but the days are gone when you could stand up and say this is our guy,” said Mr. Jimenez, who previously worked in Washington for the late Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina. “Evangelicals have so many voices now.”

The Evangelicals have just one Sunday church service in which to get out the Santorum vote ahead of the South Carolina primary next Saturday.


Watch: Focus on the Family Upset Apple is Rejecting Anti-Gay Apps

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Focus on the Family lackey complains that Apple is forcing people to think like it does be rejecting anti-gay apps from The Manhattan Declaration and Exodus International.

Jeremy Hooper notes the hypocrisy: "The Manhattan Declaration app comes out against 'a right to engage in immoral sexual practices,' and features a whole host of 'pro-family' signatories lashing out those who fall out of line with their evangelical beliefs. And Exodus International is a program solely focused -- SOLEY. FOCUSED -- on using scientifically-discredited methodology to turn gays into some sort of flux state known as an 'ex-gay.' The whole vibe of both programs: Think like I think, diversity of the world be damned! Incidentally, the same vibe that's steered Focus on the Family for several decades now."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Pat Boone Launches Line of Meat Products to Benefit Anti-Gay Christian Conservative Groups Like 'Focus on the Family'

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Pat Boone is selling his meat, which is a scary enough headline.

He's getting into the celebrity-endorsed food business, launching a line of so-called "All-American" meats to benefit conservative Christian organizations and causes like Mercy Corps and Focus on the Family.

Boone, who we last covered after he recorded anti-gay robo-calls for Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear. Boone has also compared gay activists to terrorists, before insisting he loves gays.

Boone has recently been active in the Tea Party, so, perhaps Sarah Palin can do the butchering for him.

Listen to NPR's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Focus on the Family to Sponsor National Student Day Against Gays

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Many of you are familiar with the "Day of Truth", the campaign created by right-wing religious groups as an answer to GLSEN's "Day of Silence", which promotes tolerance and fights LGBT bullying at schools nationwide.

The "Day of Truth" was formerly sponsored by "ex-gay" group Exodus International. In early October, Exodus said it would no longer sponsor the event because attention had been brought to the number of gay suicides caused by bullying.

Well, now Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family has picked up the torch and they're sponsoring the event and changing its name to "Day of Dialogue".

The Gazette reports:

"Focus on Thursday launched the website Dayofdialogue.com, a resource for students interested in being part of the protest next April. 'The Day of Dialogue gives you, as a student, the opportunity to express the true model presented by Jesus Christ in the Bible (on homosexuality),' the website says...Focus resurrected the anti-gay program to balance the dialogue on homosexuality in schools, Candi Cushman, Focus education analyst, said in a news release. 'We're trying to raise awareness that more than one side needs to be heard on the issue of homosexuality, and we're helping to ensure that Christian students have the chance to express their viewpoint,' Cushman said.'"

On the Day of Dialogue's homepage, they suggest you read THIS to get an idea about the kind of truth they're pushing.


News: Camellia, Jason Mraz, Illinois, Elephant Twins, Joe Novotny

 road Unidentified man's body found in Provincetown marsh.

Barrowman  roadWell, hello: John Barrowman to make Desperate Housewives debut.

 roadLindsay Lohan is beyond delusional.

 roadNew Yorkers: It's state-wide GENDA call in day.

 roadFacebook a safe harbor for hate groups? "Fast-forming, often created by people who post false profiles just to gain the ability to create their hate group, anti-gay hate groups on Facebook are filled with claims of religiosity, or just plain unadulterated ignorance, bigotry, and hate. Facebook management has been criticized for their slow response and poor monitoring of new groups and content..."

 roadBetty White confirms SNL "appearance".

 roadMinnesota Family Policy Council to push for constitutional ban ballot measure.

 roadNew Facebook group: "1,000,000 Gay Men and Allies Against Roy Ashburn Having Sex Ever Again."

 roadThe cocktail scene in SF's Castro is growing up.

 roadJason Mraz interested in recording "Ebony and Ivory"-style collaboration with Elton John, but this one would have to do with gay and straight.

Camellia

 roadExtremely rare camellia blooms in London: "It is thought to be one of only two examples of the variety in the world. Admirers would need to travel to Waitangi, New Zealand to see its sister plant."

 roadAnti-gay Seattle pastor Ken Hutcherson: James Dobson was forced out at Focus on the Family.

 roadJoy Behar calls Karl Rove a "bad cock".

 roadThe Power: NYC condom wrapper contest winner revealed.

 roadCzech union leader causes furor over remarks about gays: "In an interview for Saturday’s Lidové Noviny, Mr. Dušek said Czech Railways was run by a clique of incompetent gays who had links to homosexuals in the cabinet and the Office of the Government. The controversial trade union leader has now been barred from speaking for the umbrella trade unions organization and is likely to face charges of slander."

 roadMainstream media suddenly discovers story of tased gay porn star Dustin Michaels, three months later?

 roadApolo Ohno brought his Olympic charm to the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party.

Micah  roadFootballer Micah Richards hits South Beach.

 roadDavid Archuleta's memoir has the cheesiest title ever.

 roadIllinois anti-gay bill killed in committee: "An anti-gay bill authored by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady is dead, thanks to the efforts of Illinois gay activists. Equality Illinois just announced that Senate bill 3447, which aimed to allow certain tax-exempt organizations to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and religion, is dead. The bill never made it out of a Senate Judiciary committee."

 roadElephant gives birth to first known set of male twins.

 roadIndia's House passes bill reserving a third of all seats in the national parliament and state legislatures for women.

 roadMadonna spotted grinding Gerard Butler on Oscar night.

 roadD.C. Agenda talks to the first openly gay U.S. House Clerk Joe Novotny: “I’m tremendously proud. I feel like it’s an opportunity to represent the community. When you think about the diversity in this House now — and the fact that we have the first woman speaker and we have the first African-American clerk of the House — this is sort of a Congress of firsts, so to be a part of that is a tremendous honor.”


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