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

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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...

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Irish Government Says No to Religious Groups' Call For 'Conscience Clause' In Marriage Referendum: VIDEO

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A collection of Irish religious groups has sent a petition to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald seeking a “conscience clause” that would allow for a right to discriminate if next month’s marriage equality referendum passes, reports the Independent.

The petition has been signed by 246 people. Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny has already ruled out any potential "conscious clause" being inserted in the referendum. 

Citing recent controversies where businesses have been brought to court for refusing to provide services to gay people, the group has asked Fitzgerald to “ensure the referendum guarantee equality for all”.

Dr. Ali Selim, from the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, said:

“If we are having this referendum on the firm belief of equality then also we should allow people with consciences objections as well. What we are asking for is that we are not forced to endorse a practice that is in conflict with our fate. It is the freedom of choice not to have views imposed on our religious beliefs.”

Ireland marriage pollPetitioners state that they disagree strongly with the proposed constitutional changes and warn that if passed, it would discriminate against people opposed to same-sex marriage for religious reasons who “risk prosecution” because of their personal beliefs.

Speaking on national radio broadcaster Newstalk, Selim said:

“Who decides what discrimination is? Of course decisions should be made in light of Irish law – but if Irish law says you’ve got to endorse something against your beliefs that is discrimination. And that is exactly why we are campaigning – so that there is equality for all, not just for certain people.”

Earlier in the week, Selim said “no Muslim would vote yes” in the referendum.

Listen to Selim threaten legal action against Irish media outlets, AFTER THE JUMP...

A March Irish Times poll found that 74 percent of the electorate intend to vote in favor of same-sex marriage.

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Louie Gohmert: Gays Are Persecuting Christians For Believing In Moses Marriage - LISTEN

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Speaking on Ohio Christian University’s Faith & Liberty radio show last week, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) once again trotted out the ridiculous claim that Christians in America are being persecuted, reports Right Wing Watch.

Put-upon Gohmert said that because it is “politically correct to persecute” Christians, the U.S. will not “continue to see the blessings” of the past.

Gohmert - who appears in a religious documentary detailing this supposed persecution - also agreed with host Dave Garrison that gay people have become the “intolerant” ones attacking Christians “for believing what Moses said” about marriage.

Listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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GOP Introduces Resolution To Kill Anti-LGBT Discrimination Ban In D.C. Religious Schools: VIDEO

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A GOP representative has introduced a resolution in the U.S. House calling on Congress to kill a bill passed by the Washington, D.C. City Council that would ban discrimination against LGBT students in religious schools, reports the Washington Blade.

220px-Mark_Meadows,_Official_Portrait,_113th_CongressThe resolution presented by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) was co-sponsored by Reps. Bill Flores (R-Tex.) and Values Voter Summit attendee Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) (right).

In a statement issued Wednesday explaining her opposition to the D.C. Human Rights Amendment Act of 2014, Hartzler - who has compared same-sex marriage to polygamy, incest and pedophilia - said:

“By passing this act, the D.C. City Council has infringed on the fundamental right of religious freedom. No faith-based school should be forced to endorse, fund, or sponsor groups that do not share their beliefs.”

The 2014 legislation calls for repealing a provision in the 1989 D.C. Human Rights Act exempting religious schools from having to comply with the Human Rights Act’s ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Hartzler has also introduced a resolution seeking to kill the D.C. Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act which would ban employers from discriminating based on their personal reproductive health decisions.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a markup hearing to finalize the second resolution. It is not yet known if the committee intends to markup Hartzler’s resolution targeting the Human Rights Amendment Act during that same hearing.

Hartzler opponents said the resolutions are unlikely to pass. Instead, she aims to gain support for the ultimate goal which is to kill both bills by persuading Congress to attach an amendment to the D.C. appropriations bill blocking the city from implementing the two measures.

In 2011, Hartzler told a gay med student that he "shouldn't feel bad" about a constitutional amendment she helped pass banning same-sex marriage in Missouri because gays were already banned from marrying by statute.

Watch her try to explain her opposition to same-sex marriage to the student in question, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Family Research Council Warns Gay Marriage Will Destroy Religious Freedom in New Scare Video: WATCH

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A new video produced by anti-gay listed hate group Family Research Council (FRC) claims that a Supreme Court ruling striking down bans on marriage equality would jeopardize religious freedom, reports Right Wing Watch.

Highlighting cases in Oregon and Washington where businesses were sued for violating state non-discrimination laws, the video - made with Rick Santorum’s film company EchoLight Studios - warns that same-sex marriage would undermine the separation of church and state.

Narrator and FRC leader Tony Perkins argues that such cases will lead to a scary future in which the government will infringe on the rights of religious people in order to promote LGBT equality. With guest appearances by Santorum and Mike Huckabee. 

Watch a clip from the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Christian Activists Attack Former Irish President's Support For Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Mary McAleese, the former President of Ireland and a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, has opened up a new can of worms by announcing her support for the marriage equality referendum which is due to take place next month.

Speaking on national radio broadcaster Newstalk, McAleese (above) said:

“I’m hoping very much...that it will be passed. We believe it to be a human rights issue.

“We’ve been watching with great interest the debate as it’s been evolving in Ireland and the concerns that people have in and around it. We’ve been thinking about it for a very long time, a very, very long time, and contemplating it for a long time.

“People have been saying it’s about children – it’s about Ireland’s gay children and about their future and about the kind of future we want for Ireland. We want, in the words of the proclamation: ‘The children of a nation to be cherished equally’.

“The adult children, the children yet unborn, the gay children yet unborn – we want them to be born into a world where if they fall in love with someone they can express that love fully.”

O'brienIona Institute mouthpiece, Irish Times columnist and teacher Breda O’Brien (right) appeared on Newstalk’s Breakfast on Tuesday to take umbrage with McAleese’s comments.

O’Brien - officially and legally not homophobic - said that same-sex marriage is not a human rights issue and called for McAleese to clarify her comments:

”Mary McAleese has departed from the precedence set by [former Presidents] Mary Robinson and...President Hillery by intervening directly in matters of Irish policy.

“I presume she has a very good reason for doing but I would like to call on her to clarify exactly what she meant in the implication that people who vote no are part of the architecture of homophobia."

However, after being challenged by presenter Chris O’Donoghue, O’Brien said:

“I accept that she did not say directly that people who vote no are part of the architecture of homophobia, I would like her to remove any implication that that is the case.”

On @NewstalkFM, Breda O'Brien invented quote for MMcAleese, misrepped her position,apologised,then asked MMA to clarify having not said it.

— John Boyne (@john_boyne) April 14, 2015

@Paul71 @NewstalkFM And why is Breda O'Brien asking Mary McAleese to clarify something she did not say, imply or allude to? #MarRef

— Peter (@pmbarrins) April 14, 2015

O’Brien found some Twitter support in the form of fellow non-homophobe, Iona Institute member and self-appointed moral arbiter for Ireland David Quinn.

Horrible stuff on twitter today about Breda O'Brien. #MarRef

— David Quinn (@DavQuinn) April 14, 2015

Last weekend, non-homophobe O’Brien weighed in on the Memories Pizza controversy in Indiana, claiming “there is no equality in this controversy, just little people desperately scrabbling to defend themselves against a machine that paints them as homophobic, bigoted and functionally equivalent to racists.”

In 2012, McAleese said gay people are “as entitled to live their lives on their own terms, as I do as a heterosexual.”

Read Bock the Robber's excellent exposé of the Iona Institute and then watch Senator David Norris rip the not homophobic Catholic organization to pieces, AFTER THE JUMP...

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