Paul Cameron: Obama May Be Gay. Gays Rape Kids. Gays Should Be Jailed.
Paul Cameron during a radio show last week implied that President Barack Obama may be gay and suggested that as the reason he came out in support of same-sex marriage. Cameron also claimed that the goal of gay people is to ensure every boy and girl be raped at least once, and, therefore, homosexuality should be made illegal and all gays should be jailed. Cameron, an infamous “researcher” whose work has been debunked time and time again, and who was kicked out ofÂ theÂ American Psychological Association, nevertheless is very popular with anti-gay hate groups because his false claims feed into their anti-gay animus.
It cannot be stressed how extremely wicked Cameron’s false work is, and how often the anti-gay religious right and others base their claims on his work.
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Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch today writes:
Paul Cameron of the Family Research Institute is an â€œexpertâ€ cited by groups like theÂ Family Research Council,Â Concerned Women for AmericaÂ and theÂ American Family Association,Â among others in the Religious Right. While his claims have beenÂ consistentlyÂ discredited, Cameron is still a favorite of opponents of gay rights and appeared last week onÂ CrosstalkÂ with Jim Schneider of VCY America (Voice of Christian Youth).
CameronÂ suggestedÂ that President Obama, who recently announced his support for marriage equality, might be gay. He laterÂ maintainedÂ that â€œthe long term goal of the homosexual movement is to get every little boy to grab his ankles and every little girl to give it a try,â€ warning that children might be â€œforced to at least once experience homosexual acts.â€
Tashman offers the audio, transcript and review below:
Well, the timing is I think miserable for his reelection. I would have expected him, as you did, to wait until he was the new president and say, â€œGuess what? Iâ€™ve changed my mind,â€ or, â€œIâ€™ve evolved.â€ But homosexuality is the one sin, or the one habit, that is 24/7. It is homosexuality all the time. And actually, while Iâ€™m not sure about the claims by the various people who have reported that Obama has at least participated at times with them in homosexual acts, this certainly lends some credence.Â
Mark my words clearly; the long term goal of the homosexual movement is to get every little boy to grab his ankles and every little girl to give it a try. They will not rest until every one of our children at least gets to try, has the opportunity and maybe is forced to at least once experience homosexual acts. There is no retreating from that, they made it very clear earlier onâ€”now they donâ€™t take about itâ€”but thatâ€™s what they want, they will not be happy until they get it, marriage is just a step along the way.
Cameron later said he â€œpartially agreedâ€ with a caller who said, â€œthey gave blacks equal rights and that was a bad path and now look where we are, if I donâ€™t feel like I want to hire a black man for my business Iâ€™m in all sorts of trouble and now itâ€™s going to be some homo who is gonna have to get a job because I canâ€™t do nothing about it.â€ Cameron claimed the push for LGBT equality â€œbrings into question the civil rights mentalityâ€ because it created â€œspecial rights on the basis of certain characteristics,â€ calling gays and lesbians â€œmentally derangedâ€ and transgender people â€œpeople that are really strange.â€ He went on to compare gays and lesbians to people who have a sexual attraction to â€œdirty socksâ€ and said â€œweâ€™re headed to a place where the weirder the people, the more rights they will obtain and the more normal the fewer rights you will have.â€
Cameron: Part of the problem with the Christian Church in the United States today is thatâ€™s itâ€™s be psychiatricized or psychologilized [sic], we seem to think that itâ€™s our job to be counselors or do something to help people change. The fact is that the Christian Church for 2000 years tried to and eventually got homosexuality to be made illegal, when you make it illegal a lot of people donâ€™t get into it because itâ€™s illegal, when you make it illegal a lot of people get out of it because itâ€™s illegal, when you say â€˜we donâ€™t want to be unkindâ€™â€”Hey, we have to protect our children! We have to have a future!
The Christian Church until just recently, just the last few years of time, said we must prevent homosexuality from corrupting our society, corrupting our kids, and so thatâ€™s the area where I think we ought to go. If you stake your efforts on trying to convert people who are into drinking heavily or drugging heavily or homosexuality you are going to fail by far most of the time. Some of them will come over but there is no known technique to take someone who is in a besetting sin like this and free them.
Schneider: But for the power of God.
Cameron: Yes but the Christian Church for almost 2000 years said we will protect the rest of society from these miscreants and we will be kind to those who come to us individually and say â€˜help me blah blah blahâ€™ and thatâ€™s fine. I hear Christian spokespersons saying things like â€˜we must be kind to the homosexuals because we must get them to come to church and listen to us and maybe theyâ€™ll convert,â€™ good luck! Sometimes that happens but youâ€™re really running a very bad bet and youâ€™re going way outside of mainstream Christian history.
Head over to Right Wing Watch for additional audio from the Cameron radio show.
Also, for all things Paul Cameron, view our Paul Cameron archive, but also head over to Alvin McEwen’sÂ Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters.
Both do an excellent job debunking and Â highlighting Cameron’s “work.”
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Dominion Wins ‘Blockbuster Victories’ Against Fox News – Last Legal Issue Will Be Decided by a Jury: Report
Dominion Voting Systems won what are being called “blockbuster victories” Friday afternoon when a judge ruled the company suing Fox News for $1.6 billion in a major defamation lawsuit had met its burden of proof that Rupert Murdoch‘s far-right wing cable channel had repeatedly made false statements.
The final, and likely greatest legal issue Dominion will have to prove will be actual malice. That issue will be decided in a jury trial, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis ruled Friday, according to Law & Crime.
Unlike previous cases, Fox News will reportedly not be able to argue the on-air statements its personalities made were opinion.
CNN legal analyst and Brookings senior fellow Norm Eisen calls Friday’s decision a “huge win for Dominion on their summary judgment motion against Fox News.”
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“Dominion won partial summary judgement that what Fox said about them was false! Now they just have to prove actual malice and damages,” Eisen says. “Meanwhile Fox’s motion was totally denied.”
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, an MSNBC contributor adds: “Dominion’s evidence Fox made false statements with reckless disregard is as strong as any I’ve seen.”
The judge was very clear in his ruling.
“While the Court must view the record in the light most favorable to Fox, the record does not show a genuine issue of material fact as to falsity,” Judge Davis wrote. “Through its extensive proof, Dominion has met its burden of showing there is no genuine issue of material fact as to falsity. Fox therefore had the burden to show an issue of material fact existed in turn. Fox failed to meet its burden.”
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Attorney and MSNBC host and legal analyst Katie Phang points to this key passage in Judge Davis’ ruling.
Dominion has won the argument on the issue of falsity, meaning that as the Court funds below, “it is CRYSTAL clear that none of the Statements relating to Dominion about the 2020 election are true.” pic.twitter.com/7lKEspN0WI
— Katie S. Phang (@KatiePhang) March 31, 2023
Court watchers and news junkies are familiar at this point with the massive legal filings Dominion has made in which it exposed how Fox News knowingly made false statements regarding the 2020 presidential election. Those filings, each hundreds of pages, also detail internal Fox News communications and bombshell conversations between the company’s top personalities, executives, and even Chairman Rupert Murdoch.
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Capitol Police Issue Warning Over Possible Trump Protests ‘Across the Country’
The U.S. Capitol Police and the Senate Sergeant at Arms on Friday jointly issued a statement warning they “anticipate” Trump protests across the country. The statement is not time-specific, and it states it has no information on “credible threats,” but some Democratic offices are allowing staffers to work from home Friday and Tuesday.
“The Sergeant at Arms and United States Capitol Police (USCP) anticipate demonstration activity across the country related to the indictment of former President Trump. While law enforcement is not tracking any specific, credible threats against the Capitol or state offices, there is potential for demonstration activity. USCP is working with law enforcement partners, so you may observe a greater law enforcement presence on Capitol Hill,” the statement reads.
“The SAA and USCP are monitoring the potential nationwide impacts to Senate state offices,” it adds.
The House Sergeant at Arms was conspicuously absent from the statement. Speaker Kevin McCarthy has control over that office.
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Additionally, Axios is reporting, “several House Democrats are allowing staffers to work from home as a safety precaution,” noting that “the memory of Trump supporters ransacking the Capitol on Jan. 6 is still fresh on the mind.”
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is allowing staff to work from home for safety reasons. She told Axios, “I don’t ever want to see a Jan. 6 again.”
“I’ve been in the Trump hate tunnel, Donald Trump has gone after me, and quite frankly I don’t have security. I don’t have entourages.”
She’s not the only Democrat to raise concerns.
“Much of the language from the former President and his devotees is similar to what inspired Jan. 6th,” U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips said. “I’m concerned about safety for my colleagues and my staff.”
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Meanwhile, House Republicans are issuing full-throated support for Trump and calling for protests.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was called out by name in a six-page letter Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg sent to Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan Friday morning, announced she will be in New York on Tuesday to support Trump when he is arraigned. She has posted several tweets since Trump was indicted.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy issued a statement Thursday seemingly designed to gin up rage and action in the MAGA base.
“Alvin Bragg has irreparably damaged our country in an attempt to interfere in our Presidential election. As he routinely frees violent criminals to terrorize the public, he weaponized our sacred system of justice against President Donald Trump. The American people will not tolerate this injustice, and the House of Representatives will hold Alvin Bragg and his unprecedented abuse of power to account.”
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Trump Trial Could Go Well Into the 2024 Election – Or Possibly Even Past It: Former Prosecutor
Donald Trump, and all of America, could spend the next 18 months – or longer – engrossed in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s trial of the ex-president, and that could bring the trial close to Election Day.
That’s according to a former prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, Charles Coleman, who is now a civil rights attorney and MSNBC legal analyst.
Asked by MSNBC’s Chris Jansing, “How long typically might a case like this take?” Coleman offered a two-tiered answer.
“A case like this is usually going to take a year or a year and a half,” Coleman said.
That could be through September of 2024.
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“Wow,” a surprised Jansing replied. “So it’s going right up into the campaign.”
“Absolutely,” agreed Coleman. “But it’s important to understand I said a case ‘like this.’ This particular case, I expect may take longer because I am anticipating a number of different legal maneuvers by Donald Trump’s defense team.”
That theoretically means into October of 2024, or longer.
“I do see motions to dismiss at a number of different terms, more likely than not to the point that the judge probably will ultimately end up admonishing them and telling them stop filing motions to dismiss. I think that that’s going to happen,” Coleman explained.
“I’ve said before, and I’ll say again, I do believe that we are going to see an attempt to try to change the venue, in this case outside of somewhere in the five boroughs. All of that is going to extend the time deeper and deeper into election season.”
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Reuters agrees, reporting Friday morning, “any potential trial is still at minimum more than a year away, legal experts said, raising the possibility that the former U.S. president could face a jury in a Manhattan courtroom during or even after the 2024 presidential campaign, as he seeks a return to the White House.”
And because “Trump’s case is far from typical,” Reuters notes, his trial could extend “past Election Day in November 2024.”
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