Kirk Cameron Cashes In With Maggie Gallagher’s Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance
Evangelical ChristianÂ Kirk Cameron is using anti-gay marriage organizations like the Family Research Council, the American Family Association, and now, NOM’sÂ Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance — headed by National Organization For Marriage co-founder Maggie Gallagher herself –Â to promote his money-making pro-traditional marriage “charitable” enterprises. The latest video Cameron just recorded for Gallagher’s Marriage ADA, below, is no exception.
After Cameron told CNN’s Piers Morgan thatÂ Â homosexuality Â â€œunnatural,” andÂ â€œdestructive to so many of the foundations of civilization,” the main stream media –not to mention the LGBT press — lambasted Cameron, while the radical right only reported that Cameron had said:
One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I donâ€™t think anyone else should either. So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I donâ€™t.
Turns out, Cameron is a brilliant marketer, and the anti-gay lobby has no problem falling into his clutches.
Is it too much of a stretch to say Cameron planned the entire Piers Morgan outburst? Perhaps. But Cameron certainly knew what to do about it. Those dollar signs were coming up like sevens on a slot machine.
Cameron managed to get Tony Perkins of the the anti-gay Family Research Council, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, and now Maggie Gallagher ofÂ the National Organization For Marriage, to help him promote his works. Some even let him record traditional marriage infomercials in which he just happens to push his shlock. Cameron sells merchandise from his “Living Waters” store, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization,Â and hisÂ The Way of the Master Christian Evangelical ministry, which “produces a television show, a radio show, books andÂ tracts, an online course in evangelism, small-group training courses, and a website.”
Here’s Cameron’s infomercial in which he is introduced by Damian Goddard as a hapless victim of the gay rights lobby and the main stream media who have “persecuted” and “mercilessly subjected to an unreasonable amount of scrutiny.” Yes, because when you say things like an entire segment of the population, LGBT people, areÂ â€œunnatural,” andÂ â€œdestructive to so many of the foundations of civilization,” you should automatically get a free pass.
Watch Cameron’s infomercial — which doubles as a fundraiser for the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund, also a 501(c)(3) organization. Of course, these “gifts” “which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purpose,” get processed by the “ActRight Trust Fund,” which is owned by NOM President Brian Brown.
What a scam.
Cameron, before selling his merchandise, says that “God makes it clear that society and civilization is really held together by the glue of family. So this is where the next generation of human beings are incubated and nurtured and matured in homes in families,” obviously forgetting the fact that gay people make and have families too.
Cameron adds that “marriage needs to be strong,” and what is “ultimately going to serve as the foundation of our family, is a strong marriage and so when a man and a woman come together and they say ‘I do,’ they are committing for a lifetime to love each otherÂ andÂ to model what love is and what forgiveness is, what joy is, to their kids.”
Right. Same thing when a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, come together and say, “I do.”
Finally, look at the URL for the Marriage ADA site that features the Cameron infomercial:
Yes. “donation land.” What it’s really about for NOM and their alliances.
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Florida GOP Lawmaker Who Wrote ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Facing Up to 35 Years After Pleading Guilty in COVID Fraud Case
Joe Harding, the now-former Florida Republican lawmaker who authored the extremist “Don’t Say Gay” bill could face up to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday afternoon to federal felony fraud charges in a scheme to obtain $150,000 in COVID-19 relief funds, according to Florida Politics‘ publisher Peter Scorsch.
Harding, 35, was a construction project manager who started his own lawn care company. He quickly became a right-wing darling after his anti-LGBTQ legislation, officially the Parental Rights in Education Act, was embraced by Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, who signed it into law.
Harding was charged in a December federal indictment with six counts of wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements in his plot to obtain $150,000 in COVID funds.He resigned from the legislature the following day. He originally pled not guilty.
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After Harding was charged and resigned, Nadine Smith, the executive director of Equality Florida, responded via social media, saying: “So much harm to students, parents and teachers because of his raw political ambitions. He slandered entire communities and trafficked in lie after lie that has emboldened violent bigotry. He will have his day in court but his legacy is already a despicable one.”
Harding is not the only family member accused of criminal acts.
“Harding’s indictment follows a September guilty plea from his brother-in-law, Patrick Walsh,” Florida Politics reported in December. “As reported by Fresh Take Florida, Walsh pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges connected to his receipt of nearly $8 million in disaster relief loans.”
Unrepentant to the harm many feel he has done to children and the LGBTQ community, in a statement Tuesday Harding said: “During the past legislative session I have felt the support of millions of Americans while fighting for our shared concerns and for the rights of parents. I will never forget the support I received from every corner of this great country.”
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Harding will be sentenced in July.
Florida’s Voice also reported Harding’s guilty plea Tuesday.
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‘Chilling’: Law Enforcement ‘Seriously’ Investigating Threats Ahead of Possible Trump Indictment Says Top WaPo Reporter
Ahead of a possible indictment of Donald Trump, law enforcement agencies are investigating “chilling” threats, including against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, according to top Washington Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig.
Leonnig was careful to say she is not aware of any of the threats being deemed credible, but also noted that “all sorts of law enforcement agencies” seem to be taking much more interest than some agencies did in the weeks before the January 6, 2021 insurrection.
“I have received copies and screenshots and internal documents and emails flagging concerns about specific protests, investigations into specific online threats that have been made that are not yet determined to be ‘credible and likely to occur’ but have been chilling nonetheless in terms of the threats that have been made about killing certain people,” Leonning, a Pulitzer-Prize winning author, said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” White House.”
“Claims of, you know, ‘Alvin Bragg needs to needs to die,’ and claims online that could just be, you know, bravado, but are being seriously investigated and checked into this time around, ones that were not checked into as clearly at all in the weeks before January 6, despite significant warnings to the FBI about what these threats meant.”
Mirroring Leonnig’s reporting, Rolling Stone, citing law enforcement reports, on Tuesday noted: “Violent extremists are advocating lethal attacks and proclaiming their willingness to die for the cause.”
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“U.S. Capitol Police, the D.C. Fusion Center, and the Federal Highway Administration have all circulated warnings about the uptick in online threats over the past 48 hours. The bulletins and threat assessments detail some of the online threats and discussions about the use of specific tactics and methods for carrying out attacks — including online discussions about lethal attacks if Trump is arrested.”
On Saturday in an explosive series of social media posts Donald Trump urged his supporters to “protest” and “take our nation back.”
That “announcement was met with an immediate increase in violent online rhetoric and expressed threats toward government and law enforcement targets perceived as participating in a political persecution of the former president, as well as calls for ‘Civil War’ more generally.”
The DC Fusion Center, which analyzes threats, in a report stated it “assesses that potential criminal justice actions taken toward a former US president — or actions perceived to be taken toward the former president — remain a ‘line in the sand’ for [Domestic Violent Extremist] communities and thus have the potential to manifest in violence toward government targets or political officials,” Rolling Stone added.
Missouri Supreme Court Refuses to Disbar Lawyer Who Sexually Assaulted Six Women: Report
An 86-year old defense attorney will be allowed to keep his law license after the Missouri Supreme Court in a 4-3 ruling refused to disbar him despite having sexually assaulted six of his clients, all women.
Attorney Dan K. Purdy will be “indefinitely suspended from practicing law but allowed to apply for reinstatement after a year,” The Kansas City Star reports.
“In September 2020, Purdy made sexual advances toward four clients in a Vernon County jail interview room, including touching and kissing, that were confirmed by video provided by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office,” The Star reports. “Each woman was later interviewed by officers and told them Purdy’s advances were unwanted.”
In addition to jail interview roos, Purdy’s sexual advances took place in court and in his car. All were locations where his clients might have felt uncomfortable to complain.
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“Purdy’s clients either did not know or did not realize they could repudiate his sexual advances,” Justice George W. Draper III wrote in the majority opinion.
There are seven justices on the Missouri Supreme Court, four appointed by Republican governors, three by Democratic governors. Four are men, three are women.
The ruling was not along party lines.
“In my view, neither the race, gender, ethnicity, nor age of an attorney should be taken into consideration to determine appropriate discipline,” wrote Justice Zel M. Fischer in his dissent. “In my view, Mr. Purdy’s conduct, which was clearly and explicitly depicted in the video evidence, warrants disbarment.”
“As recognized by the principal opinion, not only did Mr. Purdy sexually assault six female clients, he ‘exhibited a continued pattern or practice of improper and disturbing conduct, which continued, even after the present case was filed against him,'” Fischer noted. [Bolding in original text.]
Image of Missouri Supreme Court via Wikimedia
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