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'Documentary' on Impending Criminalization of Christianity Features a Who's Who of Anti-gay GOP Loons: VIDEO

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Last week, we reported on an upcoming religious "documentary" titled Light Wins: How to Overcome the Criminalization of Christianity detailing the supposed persecution of Christians at the hands of the LGBT fight for equality.

In that first preview video released, we saw Mike Huckabee and Scott Lively spouting anti-gay bile. Now, Right Wing Watch has pointed to a second preview featuring a number of current GOP congressmen with piss poor track records on equality issues.

Featured in the new preview:

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) - Compared gay rights advocates to Nazis and has expressed his concern that same-sex massages in the military will leave gay military service members "vulnerable to terrorism".
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) - Claimed the Supreme Court's DOMA ruling was an attack on Jesus Christ and harmful to children. In 2013, he also reintroduced the Federal Marriage Amendment which would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage nationwide. 
  • Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) - In 2011 proposed impeaching Obama over the president's support for the repeal of DOMA. 
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) - Called a federal judge's ruling overturning Kentucky's ban on gay marriage "illegitimate". He also landed in hot water in 2013 after linking gay marriage to polygamy and "non-human" marriage.  

Rather than sum up the jaw-dropping statements made in the second preview of this sham film, it might be best if you just check it out yourself AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mike Huckabee Says Anti-LGBT 'Hate Groups' Speak the Truth, Compares Gay Marriage to Nazism: VIDEO

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For being such a devout Christian, Mike Huckabee isn't on very firm ground with the commandment against lying. In a public speaking appearance, Huckabee gets riled up about how people who speak "too freely" and come from the "perspective of faith" are accused of hate speech...conveniently leaving out that the people who are accused of hate speech typically aren't simple god-fearing devout followers of the Bible being condemned for their faith, but rather are nasty people spewing, well, hate.

Continuing the story of maligned religious groups, the "craziest thing" he's ever heard is how some of the Christian groups he knows are actually labeled as hate groups. He doesn't name names, conspicuously enough, but some educated guesses can be made. Contrary to Huckabee's lie that they were labeled hate groups because "they said something someone disagreed with", they're actually labeled hate groups because:

Huckabee then goes full-Godwin by comparing the evil of the Nazis in the Holocaust who rounded up and exterminated legions of Jews for their faith by lying to them to the "lie" that the definition of marriage can include same-sex couples and the government is destroying businesses because of the faith of their owners.

As long as we're playing the "Let's cynically invoke Nazis to make people look horrible" game, how about this: the Nazis were huge supporters of animal rights and conservation. Mike Huckabee's son, David, brutally tortured and slaughtered a stray dog by hanging it, stoning it, and slitting its throat, and Mike Huckabee tried to squash the story. So....David and Mike Huckabee are worse than Nazis, right?

Huckabee has always been a piece of work, but these latest videos are beyond the pale, even for him. You can watch them, being fully forewarned that they are rage-inducing, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mike Huckabee and Dave Garrison Muse On President Obama's 'Coming Out' - LISTEN

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Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee made a special appearance on Dave Garrison’s “Faith & Liberty” radio talk show to promote his new book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy and to muse about what a Huckabee presidency might have looked like had he been elected when he ran back in 2008.

“Even though he didn’t call the family of Chris Kyle, the ‘American Sniper,’ when he was killed for all he had done for his country, he picks up the phone and calls an NFL football player and congratulates him for being homosexual,” he said. “How bizarre is that?”

“Since the president ‘came out,’ so to speak, you see court after court suddenly deciding that same-sex marriage is just fine; I’m convinced that it’s the president having given this legitimacy and sense of authority to the issue that has changed the debate.”

For his part of the conversation Garrison bemoaned Right Wing Watch's coverage of his notoriously nutty program, claiming that gay rights supporters were growing increasingly intolerant of others’ beliefs.

Listen to excerpts from Huckabee and Garrison's conversation AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jon Stewart Talks To A Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp About Mike Huckabee's Biblical Intolerance Of Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart and his staff were left at the altar Monday night when the Defense Department decided to reverse a policy Stewart and the show were planning to report on as they went to air. With a whole opening segment to fill, Stewart wondered where to turn. Then he remembered that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is on a book tour for his new tome God, Grits and Gravy and could surely be relied upon to dole out some crazy worth skewering. Stewart's calculation was correct.

After first lampooning Huckabee's outrage over professional women in New York who use the "f-bomb" in professional settings, something that would never happen in the South in the Midwest of course, Stewart went to town on Huckabee's most recent comments on same-sex marriage. Huckabee said that asking Christian bakeries who oppose same-sex marriage to provide wedding cakes to same-sex couples is “like asking a Jewish deli to serve bacon-wrapped shrimp.” Stewart was quick to point out the W-T-F inherent in Huckabee's comments:

“Not all Jews own a deli. Some of us, and I say this with respect, some of us are lawyers who represent deli owners. But more important, that analogy makes no f--king sense. No one is forcing you to get metaphorically married to the Biblical abomination that is this bacon wrapped shrimp.”

Stewart then interviewed a very emotional bacon-wrapped shrimp about the painful toll intolerance wreaks on the oppressed and marginalized.

Watch the hilarious bit, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mike Huckabee Compares Being Gay to 'Lifestyle Choices' Like Drinking and Swearing: VIDEO

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Former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee made an appearance on CNN's State of the Union this morning where Dana Bash asked him about the conflict between his religious beliefs regarding homosexuality (he has called it "an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle") and the "gay friends" he claims to have.

Said Huckabee:

"People can be my friends who have lifestyles that are not necessarily my lifestyle. I don't shut people out of my circle or out of my life because they have a different point of view. I don't drink alcohol, but gosh -- a lot of my friends, maybe most of them, do. You know, I don't use profanity, but believe me, I've got a lot of friends who do. Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera -- it's not my cup of tea."

Huckabee then made a few remarks propping up the far-right's new signature meme - that it is not gay people who are being disenfranchised when businesses refuse to serve them, it's the religious business owners who are the victims:

"I'd like to think that there's room in America for people who have different points of view without screaming and shouting and wanting to shut their businesses down. What worries me in this new environment we're in, it's not just that someone might disagree. They don't want to argue with me, even take a different point of view. They want to close someone's business down. Put them in an economic position of disenfranchisement."

Finally, Huckabee said his point of view is never changing:

"For me, as it was for President Obama in 2008, this is not just a political issue. It is a biblical issue. And as a biblical issue -- unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it's really not my place to say, okay, I'm just going to evolve. It's like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli. We don't want to do that. I mean, we're not going to do that. Or like asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him, or to have dogs in his backyard. We're so sensitive to make sure we don't offend certain religions, but then we act like Christians can't have the convictions that they've had for 2,000 years."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Social Conservatives Demanding GOP 2016 Candidates Weigh In Against Gay Marriage

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With gay marriage legal in most states and the Supreme Court set to weigh in this summer, likely ruling in favor of marriage equality, this issue should be all but done with by now. Even members of the GOP elite are switching in favor and would be happy to move on from the issue...but their constituents won't let them, as Politico points out. 

Iowa Senate contender Sam Clovis said: 

If you dodge the question, then it’s the kiss of death. Candidates have got to be declarative about where they stand. Period. If you’re not vocally pro-life and pro-traditional marriage, I don’t think you can win here because you’re going to get hammered.

The elite may desire to move on or even change, and the less-elite like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Scott Walker are willing to concede the loss, but the Tea Party is only too happy to keep wallowing in the issue with Ben Carson, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee, and Ted Cruz all continuing to wave the "gay marriage is evil" banner:

  • “I don’t think it’s over. I don’t hear any fat lady singing. I think we have to continue to stand up for what we believe in." - Ben Carson
  • "There’s no such thing in the Constitution as judicial supremacy where the courts make a ruling and it becomes quote ‘the law of the land." - Mike Huckabee
  • "I know that many politicians are evolving, or so-called evolving, on this issue based on the polls. I don’t change my views based on the polls." - Bobby Jindal
  • "From the beginning of this country, marriage has been a question of the states, and we should not have the federal government, or unelected judges, setting aside the policy judgment of the elected legislatures and imposing their own instead." - Ted Cruz

Making the issue even nastier and more complicated is the insistence of evangelicals entangling the issue of legal, civil gay marriage with religious liberty violations.


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