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Mike Huckabee Says Friendly Call Between Obama And Michael Sam Is Sign Of America’s ‘Utter Collapse’

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Mike Huckabee appeared at a "Family Leadership Regional Summit" in Iowa hosted by Bob Vander Plaats and The Family Leader. The potential GOP presidential candidate remarked that the fact President Obama telephoned Michael Sam after the football player came out is a sign of America’s "utter collapse," reports Right Wing Watch. Huckabee also decried boycotts against anti-gay businesses, calling it "economic terrorism."

Said Huckabee:

"The values that so many of us hold dear are values that are under assault today. I never believed that in such a short period of time, the culture in America would go into utter collapse. If you told me just a few years ago that one day the President of the United States would use his precious time in the Oval Office to call people up simply to congratulate them for being gay, I would say, 'No, surely he'll call a veteran and thank them for their service, for losing a limb or a leg,' but even when Chris Kyle was murdered, his widow didn't get a phone call, but a gay football player who came out did."

Huckabee punctuated his statements with warnings that religious liberty is under attack in America, specifically citing the boycott against Chick-Fil-A several years ago after the company donated millions to anti-gay groups.

Watch Huckabee’s "Chicken Little"-like view on the collapse of American culture, AFTER THE JUMP

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Tony Perkins Warns Fascist Pro-Gay Christians Are Committing Heresy: VIDEO


Tony Perkins, the president of the hate group Family Research Council (FRC) has said Christians who make biblical arguments in favor of homosexuality are committing heresy, reports Right Wing Watch.

Frank BruniPerkins was reacting to a New York Times column by Frank Bruni (right) last weekend on the growing body of work arguing for Christian acceptance of homosexuality.

Arguing that the views of anti-gay groups are not shared by the majority of Christians, Bruni noted that “in the end, the continued view of gays, lesbians and bisexuals as sinners is a decision. It’s a choice. It prioritizes scattered passages of ancient texts over all that has been learned since — as if time had stood still, as if the advances of science and knowledge meant nothing.”

However, Perkins argued:

“Bruni grants no possibility that there is a rich, articulate, persuasive, and sound literature by Christian theologians demonstrating how clear and unchanging is the Bible's teaching on same-sex intimacy, marriage, and human sexuality in general.

"He is disinterested in such, and instead appeals to outliers like David Gushee and Matthew Vines. And in a particularly desperate move, he notes that the 'United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)' have all affirmed same-sex relationships.

"True, but these historic denominations are no longer mainstream. They are dying, becoming more like social clubs and liberal foundations than proclaimers of a faith delivered with clarity and finality, once for all.”

Perkins concluded with a (loving) stark warning for Bruni:

“We will not be ‘re-educated,’ nor will we be silent. We are not going away. We love you too much to affirm sin in any fashion. We condemn any vitriol you receive from those who, outraged by your dismissive and hostile column, call you names or worse. And we love you too much to reduce Christian faith to simply being ‘nice’ or affirming what the God of Creation and of the Bible says is un-affirmable.

“Sin is sin. Our sin. Your sin. God sets the standard, not us. His standard is not unclear or subjective or ambivalent.”

Watch Perkins weigh on the Indiana #RFRA controversy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rick Santorum Says He'll Make a Great President Since He Fought to Keep Gay Sex Illegal: VIDEO


Speaking at a meeting with Iowa state legislators Wednesday, Rick Santorum said that his opposition to the 2003 Supreme Court decision striking down anti-gay “sodomy” bans is proof of his strength of leadership, reports Right Wing Watch.

Addressing the “media created” backlash against r'ight to discriminate' legislation in Indiana and Arkansas, Santorum stated:

“I go back 13 years to when I was in the Senate and stood up and said, ‘If the Supreme Court decides a case this way, then all these bad things are going to start happening.’ And I said we would have same-sex marriage in this country in ten years. I was wrong: it was five years. And I was put through a national wringer like no one had been put through and I have been put through over and over and over again because I am not going to back down from what I believe is the right course for our country.”

He added that he has been “fighting for the truth and not the perversion that we saw the media try to ram down the public’s throat about what Indiana and Arkansas were doing.”


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Right-wing Editor Claims Today's 'Vilification' of Christians Could Soon Lead to Rwandan-Level Genocide: LISTEN

ZimrakAnti-gay conservatives continue with the persecution complex as columnist John Zmirak has warned that Christians face the same violence as victims of Armenian, Rwandan and Nazi genocide, reports Right Wing Watch.

Zmirak is senior editor of The Stream, a website claiming to be a one-stop outlet for covering all today's major issues from God's perspective.

Speaking on a radio interview earlier this week, Zmirak quite appallingly made the comparisons in a discussion about the owners of Indiana’s Memories Pizza who announced they would not cater for same-sex weddings - and have since received close to $1 million in donations.

“I think this vilification of faithful Christians could lead to violence in America.

“It’s happened so many times before, and all the signs are there that the enemies of Christianity are seeing ‘how much can we get away with?”

He warned that “we’re going to see ourselves reduced to the status of second-class citizens the way Christians are in countries like Egypt and Syria.”


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Linda Harvey: Christians Should Pray Daily For An End To Satanic Gay Marriage - LISTEN

HarveySpeaking on her Mission America radio show last week, anti-gay activist Linda Harvey said that Christian conservatives should stop the Satanic implementation of same-sex marriage by praying daily that the Supreme Court will rule against equality, reports Right Wing Watch.

Harvey, a huge fan of gay conversion therapy, explained:

“This is really a very simple and obvious issue. Two men or two women can never be married unless the very idea of marriage itself becomes so distorted as to become meaningless. So pray that those who have common sense and a grasp of morality will be faithful and not be swayed by the schemes of Satan to deceive, divide and destroy.”

She continued that conservatives must pray “that the eyes of America will open to the ungodliness of homosexuality and sexual sin of all kinds and we would turn from the elements in our culture that are driving this.”

Last December, Harvey suggested that an ideal Christmas gift for your favorite teen or college student struggling with their sexuality would be her “ex-gay” tome Maybe He’s Not Gay?


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Des Moines Catholic Students Stage Walkout Over Discrimination Against Gay Teacher: VIDEO

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Students, alumni and staff at a Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa staged a walkout on Wednesday following a decision to not hire a substitute teacher full time once it was discovered that he was gay, reports the Des Moines Register.

DCHS Logo2-1On Tuesday, Des Moines Catholic Schools administrators sent a letter to parents explaining the decision was because the applicant's personal life "was at odds with Church teaching."

The letter further stated:

"Our contracts contain specific language that outline the expected code of conduct in accord with long accepted Church teaching. The Catholic faith is central to our mission, and in order to deliver on that mission, it is our expectation that staff and teachers support our moral beliefs."

16-year-old sophomore and event walkout organizer Grace Mumm said:

"I just want the community to know that this is a really important topic, and that just because our school officials or diocesan leaders might have made this decision, it does not directly reflect what we believe as students.”

Watch Mumm explain the reasons for the walkout and read the school's letter to parents, AFTER THE JUMP...(warning: autoplay)

Yesterday, we reported that Oregon's 2014 Teacher of the Year Brett Bigham alleged that he was fired by his school district  after speaking openly about being gay.

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