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Liberty Counsel: Impeach Obama Because Bigoted Gay Marriage Bans are Unraveling Nationwide — AUDIO


Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver and wingnut pundit Matt Barber are calling for President Obama's impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors" and "acting in a lawless way" because it is somehow his fault that attorneys general around the country are refusing to defend gay marriage bans in their states, Right Wing Watch reports.

Said Staver:

"This lawlessness has been empowered by President Obama and Eric Holder, the Attorney General, where they have just simply ignored the laws and decided not only to not enforce certain laws that they don't like but also to actively work to undermine them. That's why we're calling for President Obama's impeachment, he's just acting in a lawless way."

Added Barber:

"He has the bully pulpit, he holds the highest office in the land and so people are looking to him for direction. Well, he has set the tempo here so we are now living in a culture of lawlessness where relativists, ideologically-driven relativists, ideologues, liberals, are saying we're not really a nation of laws, we're a nation of men and we're the ones who are smart enough to know better, we need to effect change, we have to skirt the Constitution, get around the laws or just trample right over them in order to do what we want to do and accomplish what we want to accomplish. And that's why this culture of lawlessness that we can point to multiple, specific instances and actions by President Obama and inactions that have created the culture, this is why we believe and we are petitioning Congress essentially to impeach this man."

Listen to Staver and Barber make jokes of themselves, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Matt Barber: 'Marriage is Owned by God' No Matter What The Supreme Court Says - VIDEO

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Shortly before the Supreme Court handed down their landmark rulings in support of marriage equality, Matt Barber, along with hundreds of other anti-gay activists, pledged to stand firm in his opposition to LGBT rights, regardless of what the court decided. Now, some weeks and two historic victories later, Barber is remaining firm in his conviction, and is prepared to accept any persecution or penalties that may occur. 

The statement took place on the "Faith and Freedom" radio program that was broadcast yesterday, July 8. In it, he blamed the Supreme Court for "open[ing] the floodgates for persecution to occur," for those who refuse to "pretend that a man can marry a man or a woman can marry a women under any circumstances, in any context whatsoever." In his statement, Barber also makes use of the popular "render onto Caesar that which is Caesar's" quote, which, in its original context, refers to the question of taxes, and has nothing to do with same-sex marriage. 

Watch the video, courtesy of Right Wing Watch...AFTER THE JUMP...

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Clown Car of Anti-Gay Hate Group Leaders Unloads in Front of HRC Headquarters: VIDEO


The Human Rights Campaign has posted a highlight video of Peter "Porno Pete" LaBarbera's parade of jokers who picketed in front of its headquarters yesterday.

Have a laugh, AFTER THE JUMP...

Some choice quotes from LaBarbera:

"The escalation of homosexual power is bad for America....The deviant sexual revolution represented by the HRC headquarters behind us is built on a foundation of lies....You could fill a small book with the fake gay hate crimes that have been staged over the years....Most sins don't get their own Pride parade."

HarveyFrom Mission America's Linda Harvey: "And children will be led into darkness, deception, and sin... HRC wants children to embrace the stress and anxiety of gender confusion. How wicked."

From Diane Gromley, American Family Association: "What is their to be proud of when the sexual activity in which one chooses to engage leads to increased health risk and early death...Gay is definitely not okay as the human body responds to being misused during unnatural homosexual sex."

From Patrick Mangan, Citizens for Community Values of Indiana: "There are thousands of former homosexuals in our country today and it is estimated that there are more who have come out of it than are in it....This is not a civil right. What is being asked for is special rights...blah blah blah The Poison Tree."

Also Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber and Eric Holmberg of Apologetics Group.


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Wayne Besen: A Gunman's 'Associate'? A 'Murderous Homosexual'?

Wayne_besen-766081Getting Wayne Besen off The O'Reilly Factor has, in the past 48 hours, become an obsession on the anti-gay right. Andrew Belonsky wrote about its first stirrings on Thursday, when several ex-gay groups jointly published a press release directed at FOX News, the nastiest paragraph of which might have been:

We ask the News Corporation, Fox News, and Bill O'Reilly to find more ethical spokespersons for the liberal view of sexuality. In their infamous Washington Post ad accusing FRC of hateful values, Besen and the SPLC claim that "words have consequences."  Yes, they do. And Besen's may lead to violence.

Wayne Besen is the founder of Truth Wins Out, and he occasionally appears on television to say nice things about the Southern Poverty Law Center -- the same Southern Poverty Law Center that's labeled the Family Research Center a "hate group" (partially because the FRC has stumped for legislation legalizing the execution of "repeat homosexual offenders" in Uganda), and who, therefore, are supposedly responsible for last week's non-fatal shooting of an FRC security guard by a crazyperson.

Now, the anti-Besenites have become totally unglued. They've penned a petition, bound for FOX News and signed by such headlining homophobes as Scott Lively, Matt Barber, Matt Staver, and Peter LaBarbera, in which they accuse Besen of being an "associate" of the FRC gunman. They ask readers to sign the petition, and finish off with this PS:

P.S. Thank you for standing with us against anti-Christian violence by murderous homosexuals.  Please forward this free petition widely to your friends!

Even Peter LaBarbera -- even Bryan Fischer -- has never before gone quite so far as to call a famous, non-violent gay activist "murderous." This is usually Fred Phelps's territory.

Wayne Besen responds here.

Matt Barber Claims 'No Evidence' Of Violence Against Gay People: VIDEO


Explaining why he thinks it's alright -- indeed, a duty -- for nations to outlaw same-sex love, hateful Liberty Counsel activist Matt Barber today claimed there's no such thing as anti-gay discrimination or violence, so arguments against discriminatory laws are disingenuous.

What’s happening is they’re using this specter of some kind of notion of ‘mass violence’ committed against homosexuals, they do the same thing here in the United States, ‘mass discrimination,’ something where there is no evidence of course against people who are engaged in these behaviors. They use that as a Trojan Horse to force, to compel nations and individuals and groups and churches that embrace traditional values, relative to sexual behavior, to push them into the closet and say ‘no, no, you have to adopt a full affirmation of these perversions.’

Barber must know the definition of "evidence," "violence" or "discrimination." Hell, let's just assume he doesn't speak English, because the words he's using make absolutely no sense.

Watch the video, via RightWingWatch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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