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Christian “Family” Group Head Brands The New Civil Rights Movement A “Homosexual Hate Group”



Today I wrote about Buster Wilson, the General Manager of the American Family Association’s American Family Radio — the home of Bryan Fischer, the public face of AFA, a certified anti-gay hate group. Wilson claimed that there are people who want to marry their cars, dogs, and buildings, and for that reason the Christian view of traditional marriage must be observed. He also claimed AFA is not homophobic, despite employing and broadcasting Bryan Fischer, who has called for the criminalization of homosexuality and called gays “Nazis,” among other things.

Wilson found my post rather quickly and wrote on his blog a piece titled, “And yet again, they demonstrate their ignorance……or, is it their deception?

Wilson writes, “Another homosexual hate group has taken my comments and written about them.”

I’ll take that as a compliment!

He adds a stern warning:

“I warn you FIRST, if you go to this site, there are extremely Offensive pictures there.  Be careful.  Don’t let your little ones see this!”

See, the capitalization of the letter “O” in “Offensive” means the pictures here are really offensive.

No, you wouldn’t want your “little ones” to see a picture of two men, sans their shirts, kissing. Because that’s offensive?

Rather, it’s OK for hate-peddlers like Wilson and Bryan Fischer to host an entire radio station that reaches millions of Americans across 40+ states via 180+ radio stations, broadcasting anti-gay, anti-Islam filth and lies and hate during the daytime, when the “little ones” are home — or, in many cases, given their audience, home-schooled.

American Family Radio, owned by the American Family Association, indeed hosts Bryan Fischer, who has routinely called gays “Nazis,” claimed that Hitler’s Brownshirts — and Hitler himself — were all gay “thugs” and good at what they did because they were gay, claimed that gays cannot be monogamous or maintain relationships, said gays are a threat to national security and to public health, said the “homosexual agenda” is incompatible with religion, called for putting gays in jail, called “the gay lifestyle” a “death style,” called gays “bigots” who commit hate crimes, and said the repeal of DADT will lead to a draft. That’s not everything, just from October to June. Yes, Fischer has said all that over the course of about four months.

So, that, apparently, is an example of “family values,” on a Christian “pro-family” radio network, but a photo — which happens to be an ad for an HIV/AIDS research study, which you can currently see in the top left corner of this site, is “offensive.”

I’m not sure what’s really in Wilson’s mind, so I can’t think what else he might have found offensive, but I’ll tell you this: our content versus his? Anyone in their right mind would find Bryan Fischer’s anti-gay, anti-Muslim hatred far more offensive than anything published here.

Wilson writes that “the reality TV shows, Taboo and Forbidden Loves had those on who talked about their deep desires to marry their ‘LOVES’ (ei: a building for one, a car for another….).  The push to do away with traditional marriage REQUIRES US to accept that one should be allowed to marry whomever or whatever he or she wants.  It’s all about the ‘love’, they tell us.  If we love each other……and that’s the rub for these homosexual writers.  They say that my arguement is faulty because a building or a car can’t love someone back.  True, but that small fact isn’t keeping those who ‘love’ those objects from wanting to “marry” them, and they use the EXACT SAME LANGUAGE AND REASONING THAT THE HOMOSEXUAL, GAY RIGHTS ADVOCATES USE!”

Um, no.

What if fact we argue is that these people who, for whatever reason, supposedly love their buildings, cars, dogs, etc., cannot ever marry them because marriage is a legal contract and for the contract to be legal both parties must be able to consent to it.

If you’re not human you cannot consent. Period.

So, Mr. Wilson, get your facts straight.

And, seriously, are you really worried that a rash of people are going to start falling in love with animals and inanimate objects if gay marriage is legal? I’m sure, regardless of the law, people fall in love, and law has nothing to do with it.

By the way, any cases of someone claiming to love and want to marry an animal or inanimate object that I’ve seen — albeit, I have seen a very few — were heterosexual love. A man wanting to marry a “female” car, for instance.

Here’s an invitation: Debate me, Mr. Wilson, here, on the site, on how legalizing same-sex marriage will lead to people marrying their pets, cars, boats, trailers, or buildings.

Let’s put this to rest once and for all.

And, one last thing: Tell Bryan Fischer to seek mental help.

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Tennessee Governor Slammed After ‘Praying’ for Nashville School Community Without Mentioning Mass Shooting



Governor Bill Lee quickly drew tremendous outrage in the wake of a school mass shooting where six people including three young children were shot to death. Social media users criticized the Tennessee Republican, who had signed a permit-less gun carry law, for declaring he was “praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community,” without posting any mention of the mass shooting.

Tweeting he was “closely monitoring the tragic situation at Covenant,” Gov. Lee said, “As we continue to respond, please join us in praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community.”

There was no mention of any loss of life, and, as Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts passionately noted, the “situation” was a mass shooting.

“If thoughts and prayers alone worked to stop gun violence, there wouldn’t have been a shooting at a Christian elementary school. It’s your actions – including weakening the state’s gun laws – that’s killing kids in Tennessee,” Watts also tweeted. “SHAME ON YOU.”

Gov. Lee signed a permit-less carry bill into law in 2021, at a Beretta gun manufacturing plant.

According to the CDC, as of 2020 – one year before the permit-less carry bill was signed into law – Tennessee ranked tenth in the nation in per-capita firearm mortality.

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Meanwhile, others took notice of the gun culture Gov. Lee has fostered in “The Volunteer State.”

MSNBC analyst and Bulwark writer Tim Miller commented, “Tennessee governor Bill Lee issued a statement recently about how the drag ban in Tennessee ‘protects children.’ If only he would have instead focused on laws that might have prevented the mass murder of children in his state today.”

Historian Kevin Kruse pointed to an article from last year, after the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, titled: “Rep. Clemmons Seeks Renewed Gun Laws, Gov. Lee Requests Prayer.”

“You chose prayer over gun reforms last year after the Uvalde massacre,” Kruse wrote. “And now here we are.”

The progressive website Tennessee Holler pointed out that Gov. Lee, along with GOP lawmakers, “just appointed Jordan Mollenhour to the [state] board of education— whose company was sued for selling ammo to an underage mass killer (SANTA FE) and sold ammo to at least one more (AURORA) He has ZERO education experience.”

Let’s Give a Damn founder Nick Laparra tweeted, “We are 86 days into 2023. So far, 9859 people have died by gun violence and there have been 128 mass shootings. Meanwhile, @GovBillLee spends his days being outraged over drag queens and CRT and book bans. This is Bill Lee’s and the GOP’s fault.”

See the tweets and video above or at this link.

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Mystery Grand Jury Witness in Trump Hush Money Probe Is Former ‘Enquirer’ Publisher and Trump Ally



Avid followers of the Manhattan District Attorney’s moves noted the grand jury had been called into service for Monday, and soon news leaked that yet another witness would be testifying in the probe into Donald Trump’s alleged hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.

Monday afternoon, NBC News’ Garrett Haake reported live on MSNBC that the mystery witness was David Pecker, the former tabloid publisher of the “National Enquirer,” who reportedly had been looking for stories in 2016 to protect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Haake notes Monday was Pecker’s second appearance before the grand jury in the hush money case.

The New York Times also reported David Pecker as the grand jury witness, calling Pecker “a key player in the hush-money matter. He and the tabloid’s top editor helped broker the deal between the porn star, Stormy Daniels, and Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s fixer at the time.”

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“While the focus of Mr. Pecker’s testimony is unclear, he could provide valuable information for prosecutors. A longtime ally of Mr. Trump, he agreed to keep an eye out for potentially damaging stories about Mr. Trump during the 2016 campaign,” The Times reports. “For a brief time in October 2016, Ms. Daniels appeared to have just that kind of story. Her agent and lawyer discussed the possibility of selling exclusive rights to her story of a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump to The National Enquirer, which would then promise to never publish it, a practice known as ‘catch and kill.'”

Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman weighed in, noting, “nothing about that decision [to have Pecker testify] suggests any change of heart on Bragg’s part to indict Trump.”

Former Dept. of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman, an NYU professor of law, notes that Pecker’s “testimony can show the [hush money] scheme was designed to affect outcome of election.”

“He reportedly communicated directly with Trump on payment,” Goodman adds.

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‘Our Children Deserve Better’: First Lady Jill Biden Speaks Out After Six Die in Nashville School Mass Shooting



First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, speaking Monday afternoon at a National League of Cities conference, told attendees, “Our children deserve better,” as she broke the news of the Nashville school mass shooting at Covenant Presbyterian School where three children and three adults were shot dead.

“You know,” Dr. Biden, herself an educator and clearly pained by the news, began her remarks by saying, “I hate to say what I’m gonna say next because you know you’re so enthusiastic and with so much energy and hope and I feel it.”

“But while you’ve been in this room, I don’t know whether you’ve been on your phones but we just learned about another shooting in Tennessee, a school shooting and I am truly without words and our children deserve better, and we stand – all of us – we stand with Nashville in prayer.”

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The First Lady, a former public high school English teacher and currently a professor of English at a community college, was speaking at the organization’s Congressional City Conference.

Watch Dr. Biden below or at this link.

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