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Posted: Jul 31, 2022 - 11:15am

Anti-Equality Leaders Demand Congressional Conservatives Stop Bill Protecting Freedom to Marry
A group of anti-equality leaders signed a Conservative Action Project letter dated July 26, which claimed that the Respect For Marriage Act would “wrongly marginalize social conservatives” and further “a new era of oppression” that the letter claims was unleashed when the Supreme Court recognized the right of same-sex couples to get married.

In addition, dozens of religious-right leaders signed onto a similar letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, also dated July 26, that was organized by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious-right legal powerhouse that seeks to overturn marriage equality as one of the “generational wins” it is pursuing. ADF’s letter charges that that Respect for Marriage Act is an “attack” on people who want their views that marriage should only be between a man and a woman “recognized in the law.”

The Conservative Action Project letter justifies its fearmongering rhetoric with a reference to Bob Jones University v. United States​,​ ​in which the Supreme Court ruled in 1983 that the IRS could deny tax-exempt status to schools with racially discriminatory policies, even if those policies were grounded in religious belief. White evangelical leaders’ anger over IRS challenges to segregationist religious schools helped fuel the rise of the modern-day religious-right movement.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins signed both letters. When the Respect for Marriage Act passed the House, Perkins charged Republicans supporting marriage equality with “political cowardice.” FRC was knee-deep in efforts to subvert the 2020 election.

Also urging lawmakers to reject marriage equality is Ralph Drollinger, whose Capitol Ministries uses Bible studies for members of  Congress and other public officials to tell Christian lawmakers it is their duty to evangelize their colleagues and enact policies that align with Drollinger’s very conservative interpretation of the Bible. Drollinger devotes this week’s Bible study and a column in the Western Journal to his argument that scripture “crushes the same-sex marriage debate.” Drollinger writes, “It is not the place of the state nor its populace to redefine what God has created”—and suggests that pro-LGBTQ Christian leaders are “Satan’s pawns.” During the Trump administration, Drollinger conducted Bible studies for members of the Cabinet and used Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to open doors for him to expand internationally.

The Conservative Action Project is affiliated with the Council for National Policy, a secretive and influential political network bringing together different strands of the right-wing movement. In December 2020, the Conservative Action Project distributed a letter falsely claiming, “There is no doubt President Donald J. Trump is the lawful winner of the presidential election. Joe Biden is not president-elect.” That December 2020 letter urged legislators in six battleground states to ignore the ​will of the voters and appoint pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College.​

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Posted: Jul 28, 2022 - 2:23pm

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Onward Christo-Fascists!

MAGA!
“Our nation has lost its way in having lost a belief of a higher power,” said Christi Fraga, a Miami-Dade school board member who in May successfully proposed establishing an annual day of prayer in her district. “So in my community, there has been a cry for help — a cry to allow prayer in our schools.” Fraga added of the court’s ruling: “I hope it brings back our country to its foundation.”

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Posted: Jul 28, 2022 - 12:56pm

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After court ruling, activists push prayer into schools
They say church and state are already too separate


Onward Christo-Fascists!
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Posted: Jul 28, 2022 - 12:52pm

After court ruling, activists push prayer into schools
They say church and state are already too separate
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Posted: Jul 26, 2022 - 9:48am

Brooklyn "pastor" says he and his wife were robbed of more than $1 million in jewelry while preaching
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Posted: Jul 17, 2022 - 11:55am

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MAGA Preacher Sean Feucht Scored Millions From His Trump-Loving Flock
Sean Feucht is a far-right Jesus rocker who made a name for himself protesting Covid, praising Trump, and sticking it to the libs. He’s also pulling in millions for his ministry — and recently bought houses in Southern California and Montana



grifters gonna grift...
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Posted: Jul 17, 2022 - 10:27am


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Posted: Jul 14, 2022 - 10:47am

MAGA Preacher Sean Feucht Scored Millions From His Trump-Loving Flock
Sean Feucht is a far-right Jesus rocker who made a name for himself protesting Covid, praising Trump, and sticking it to the libs. He’s also pulling in millions for his ministry — and recently bought houses in Southern California and Montana
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Posted: Jul 14, 2022 - 6:35am

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Posted: Jul 14, 2022 - 6:19am

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Yep, the bumper sticker is coming true: When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a bible

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Posted: Jul 13, 2022 - 8:52pm


If this doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will. Christofascist indoctrination ceremony:


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Posted: Jul 13, 2022 - 11:14am

The new batch...
US Senate Candidate Kelly Tshibaka Says God is Sending Her Into Government to 'Rule' and 'Subdue'

GOP Congressional Candidate Jerone Davison Says the Antichrist Is 'Being Birthed and Manifested Through the Democrat Party'
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Posted: Jul 10, 2022 - 9:42pm

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I doubt the Taliban have such global aspirations.



I expect they do, but they take a much longer view on the time needed to achieve the aspirations.
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Posted: Jul 10, 2022 - 12:34pm

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american taliban

I doubt the Taliban have such global aspirations.
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Posted: Jul 9, 2022 - 9:18pm

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american taliban
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Posted: Jul 8, 2022 - 3:48pm

Some Christian critics of nudism, including Mary Lowman of The Christian Working Woman, see the lifestyle as an affront to God. On her website’s page The Christian Dress Code, Lowman claims “God’s dress code from the beginning has been to cover our nakedness.”

Even still, nudism attracts unlikely allies. Some nondenominational, hard-line conservative clergy accept nudism. Pastor Ron Smith, of McAllen’s Church of the King, vehemently opposes homosexuality, abortion and the transgender community, but when it comes to nudism, his strident views loosen up.

“I think it’s odd, I think it’s strange, but I have no proof it’s sinning,” Smith said. “We have a retired couple that sit in the front row every Sunday that live at a nudist camp. I believe they’re dedicated Christians.”

Because the Bible doesn’t explicitly forbid nudism, Smith says he cannot condemn those who practice it. In fact, the Bible condones nudism on several occasions: “Adam and Eve were in the garden talking to God every day. They were nude,” Katz says. “When David had his big victory in battle, he went dancing in the streets naked to praise God. So, that must be OK in God’s eyes.”

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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 - 3:54pm

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Sharia!




Yup, American Taliban.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 - 2:46pm

Sharia!

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Posted: Jun 23, 2022 - 12:15pm

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Generations of evangelicals consumed millions of books and listened to countless sermons expounding these "truths." Within this framework, there was ready forgiveness for male sexual misconduct. It was up to women to avoid tempting men who were not their husbands and meet the sexual needs of men who were. When men went astray, there was always a woman to blame. For men, misdeeds could be written off as too much of a good thing or perhaps a necessary evil, as evidence of red-blooded masculinity that needed only to be channeled in redemptive directions.

Within evangelical communities, we see these values expressed in the way organizations too often turn a blind eye to abuse, blame victims, and defend abusers in the interest of propping up a larger cause — a man's ministry, an institution's mission, or the broader "witness of the church."

In 2016, we heard precisely this rhetoric in defense of Donald Trump. Trump was a man's man. He would not be cowed by political correctness, but would do what needed to be done. He represented "a John Wayne America," an America where heroic men were not afraid to resort to violence when necessary in pursuit of a greater good. Evangelicals did not embrace Trump in spite of his rough edges, but because of them.

At a time when many evangelicals perceived their values to be under fire, they looked to Trump as their "ultimate fighting champion," a man who would not be afraid to throw his weight around to protect "Christian America" against threats both foreign and domestic.

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