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NOM’s Black Pastors Attack NAACP And Gays, Per NOM Corporate Playbook



“God will never be for homosexual marriages. God is against anybody who is for homosexual marriages.”

Perhaps the most-damning event in the history of the National Organization For Marriage was when a court unsealed previously-sealed NOM documents that exposed the anti-gay organization’s corporate playbook directing the group to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks.”

In a just-released “exclusive” video from NOM, they prove their devotion to this despicable and highly-criticized strategy of race-baiting.

As  The New Civil Rights Movement reported Friday, a group called the Coalition of African-American Pastors held a press conference and protest outside the NAACP‘s Houston convention last week. Reverend William Owens, the founder and head of the CAAP, says he is “a religious liaison for the National Organization For Marriage.”

Listen as Owens, and other African-American pastors and religious leaders denounce the LGBT community, homosexuality, and even claim ownership to the civil rights movement, as if only African-Americans deserve civil rights.

All according to NOM’s playbook.

In late March, NOM documents revealed these — and many other — disturbing corporate strategies and directives:

“The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks—two key Democratic constituencies. Find, equip, energize and connect African American spokespeople for marriage, develop a media campaign around their objections to gay marriage as a civil right; provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing these spokesmen and women as bigots…”

“Expose Obama as a social radical. Develop side issues to weaken pro-gay marriage political leaders and parties and develop an activist hase of socially conservative voters. Raise such issues as pornography, protection of children, and the need to oppose all efforts to weaken religious liberty at the federal level.”

“To use homosexual marriage and civil rights in the same sentence is an oxymoron,” Pastor John McCrutcheon announces in NOM’s video, claiming that “the homosexual advocates have an agenda, that is basically to hijack the civil rights. Homosexuality is not a civil right.”

McCrutcheon couldn’t be more wrong. As Jeremy Hooper at Good As You notes, “That’s where we now are with NOM: they pit God against a growing majority of their fellow Americans.”

Hooper also notes in another post that one of the speakers on the video, Pastor Ericka McCrutcheon, once wrote:

Consider the Civil Rights Laws of America, it was good for all people especially for African Americans, legislated by a majority Republican Congress, endorsed by most Democrats in Congress and signed into Law by a Democratic President. It was good legislation and good for all people. However, since the signing of the Civil Rights Bill into Law, it has been high-jacked by lawless people and groups who use the good Law to carry out lawlessness and evil deeds and agendas. The Law is good if man use it lawfully. In America we now have homosexuals who used the Civil Rights Laws as a right to sodomize each other and practice other deviant behaviors in society and to call themselves married. When lead by unscrupulous so called legal experts, Extremist lay claim to America’s Civil Rights Laws even when they high-jack airplanes and use them as weapons of terror and other sinister agendas that are acted out on innocent people.

Infamous Bishop Harry Jackson also was on hand, quoting an NAACP board member who resigned, saying “he’s never seen any gay people asked to sit in the back of the bus.” Another ludicrous comment, as if no African-Americans were ever gay, as if sitting in the back of the bus was the only result of the lack of civil rights for African-Americans. That comment alone demeans gays and blacks — something NOM is actively engineering. Jackson should know better.

In May, just after President Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage, Bishop Jackson asked if President Obama “is going to … absolutely erase the image of biblical marriage from the face of the earth.”

Pastor Owens claims “peer pressure” is leading Blacks to support same-sex marriage, after President Obama announced his support.

“God is for heterosexual marriages,” Pastor John McCrutcheon claimed. “God has never been for homosexual marriages, God will never be for homosexual marriages. God is against anybody who is for homosexual marriages.”

These pastors ignore many facts, including that Julian Bond, a former head of the NAACP and its chairman emeritus, supports same-sex marriage, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s wife, Coretta Scott King, fully supported LGBT civil rights, and Dr. King himself gave Bayard Rutin, a Black, gay man who because his right hand, tremendous power in his organization.

Shame on NOM for continuing to lead the way in race-baiting. Shame on the men and women of God to fall for it.


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Jim Comer Decimated by NBC Reporter in ‘Under Two Minutes’



Republican House Oversight Committee Chair Jim Comer melted down in an interview with NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Ryan Nobles on Tuesday as he once again appeared unable to prove President Joe Biden engaged in money laundering or other illicit acts.

“So sir, there were the two checks,” Nobles told Comer (video below), “the $40,000 check and the $200,000 check that came from the president’s son and into the President’s bank account. There was also subsequent bank records, which were provided through the [Oversight] Committee, that demonstrate that there were also subsequent pieces of information that went from the President to the president’s son.”

Comer repeatedly denied Nobles account.

“That is not true,” Comer claimed.

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“So that you’re saying that that information has been made up then?” Nobles tried to confirm. “Where did that information come from? That came from the Committee.”

“I don’t know,” Comer claimed. “We haven’t seen that information.”

“That is Committee information that is collected from the bank records that your committee has obtained,” Nobles, in something of a “Perry Mason” moment, informed Chairman Comer.

“Just show the check,” Comer insisted.

“Do you have a canceled check for every wire transfer that’s ever come into your account?” Nobles asked.

“Yes,” Comer declared.

“And that’s what has been shown, there is bank records that demonstrate an exact same amount of money,” Nobles explained, as Comer talked over him.

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“Are you saying, okay, sir, are you saying those bank records do not exist?” Nobles pressed, “That show the money leaving the President’s account and into his son’s?”

“They were money laundering. You see wires going all over the –” Comer charged.

“Sir, answer this specific question: Is there a bank record that demonstrates the exact amount of money that came from the President’s account into his son’s account that matches the checks that then went back to him? Does that exist? Yes or no?”

“No, no!” Comer blared. “There’s money coming from a law firm.”

“That doesn’t exist? That doesn’t exist, sir?” Nobles asked.

“It does not exist. It’s coming from a law firm. Who put who put the money in the law firm? How do you know the money came from Joe Biden? It could have come from one of Hunter shell companies. You have no idea,” Comer replied.

“Okay. So you are saying that that money that that money exists?” Nobles, making his case, concluded. “That transfer does exist there in the bank records that you and your committee –”

“No!” Comer then declared. “You don’t know what that transfer is.”

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Tim Mulvey, the former communications director for the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack responded to the clip, writing: “In my experience, when a chairman goes on tv and can’t answer even the most basic questions about ‘blockbuster’ evidence without utterly unraveling, it might not be the strongest case.”

“In under two minutes,” wrote Adam Cohen of Lawyers for Good Government, “James Comer goes from checks that confirm harmless transactions between Joe and Hunter Biden ‘do not exist’ To ‘they exist, but we claim they might be suspicious.'”

White House spokesman Ian Sams posted the clip on social media late Tuesday night, with a snarky comment.

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‘What Bible Is He Reading?’: Morning Joe Trashes Mike Johnson for ‘Lie After Lie’ to ‘Keep His Job’



MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough bashed House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA)for telling “lie after lie” to minimize the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The Louisiana Republican, who led a legal effort among House Republicans to invalidate Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss, has ordered the release of security video footage from the U.S. Capitol attack, but with the faces of rioters blurred out to protect them from being “retaliated against and to be charged by the DOJ.”

“Lie after lie after lie – I would love to see his Bible,” Scarborough said. “‘Look at my Bible, that’s how I live.’ Lie after lie after lie. He’s lying about transparency. Liz Cheney was saying yesterday, release all the tapes. He’s not going to release all the tapes. He’ll release selected portions of it. As far as the blurring of the faces, the FBI has all of the footage. They’ve got the footage. Who is he lying to? The press is not stupid enough to believe him. Is he insulting Republicans? Like, why would he lie like that? The FBI has all the footage, so the DOJ has all the footage. Who is he lying to? Maybe he’s just lying to himself, I don’t know. Again, it’s an interesting Bible he has there.”

A spokesperson for Johnson later clarified, saying the speaker wanted to protect participants from retaliation from unspecified non-governmental actors, but Washington Post congressional correspondent Jacqueline Alemany said his stance on Jan. 6 was clearly intended to bolster his position with the MAGA base.

“This is Johnson trying to curry favor with a growing pocket of the House GOP conference that, you know, has been campaigning on vying for freedoms for these insurrectionists,” Alemany said. “Johnson is realizing that his honeymoon is coming to an end as hardliners, especially those in the House Freedom Caucus, the same people who have been advocating for the insurrectionists, for what they have said, have claimed without evidence as the mistreatment behind bars, and this is Johnson just trying to show – even though it really, it doesn’t make all that much sense – he is behind them, and he sees them.”

According to the Department of Justice, more than 1,069 defendants have been charged in the Capitol assault, and at least 594 of them have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges. At least 98 have been convicted at trial, while another 24 have pleaded guilty.

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‘Does America Need More God?’: Mike Johnson Laments LGBTQ High School Kids



Republican Speaker of the House Mike Johnson is promoting his far-Christian right beliefs in his latest fundraising email, which asks, “Does America Need More God, Patriot?”

Johnson, who last year was the lead sponsor of a federal “Don’t Say Gay” bill, lamented in his email that an increasing number of high school students identify as LGBTQ+. He also claimed “America is hanging on by a thread,” “I fear America may be beyond redemption,” and said, “we live in a depraved culture.”

“I’m uneasy, Patriot,” Johnson’s email, sent via the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), begins, as Insider reported. (Google cache copy here.) “This is Speaker Mike Johnson, and I just had to send this email. I’ve been thinking about the state of our country, and I cannot conclude anything other than America is hanging on by a thread. Our culture has fallen so far since the founding of our country, and it’s just getting worse.”

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“Just consider the frightening drop in church attendance over the past several decades,” he continues. “1 in 4 high school students identifies as something other than straight- what are they being taught in school? God is mocked openly in the public square. And you don’t even want to see the filth that passes for popular culture these days.”

“Let’s face it- we live in a depraved culture. I didn’t want to believe it at first, but I fear God may allow our nation to enter into a time of judgment for our collective sins.”

Insider points to 2021 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that it says finds “25.7% of high school students do not identify as straight, with 3.2% identifying as gay or lesbian, 11.9% identifying as bisexual, and 9% identifying as something else, or questioning.” Insider adds, “it’s been no secret that Johnson is an evangelical conservative who has previously supported the criminalization of gay sex.”

Johnson has spent a large portion of his career pursuing an anti-LGBTQ agenda.

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The Daily Beast on Tuesday revealed that before Johnson was elected to Congress, his “ardent religious beliefs and Christian nationalist ideology brought him to serve, often for free, clients affiliated with some of the nation’s most extreme anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ groups in the country—including agitators connected to militant movements with a penchant for violent expression.”

The news outlet examined Johnson’s legal clients from his time as a Louisiana attorney who later worked for a far-Christian right organization now designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBTQ hate group. That  “review turned up one former Johnson client who said the government ‘should be a terror’ to abortion providers and the LGBTQ community.”



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