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.
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.
Both do an excellent job debunking and Â highlighting Cameron’s “work.”
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‘I’m Broke’: One Day Before Shutdown and With No Plan McCarthy Says He Has ‘Nothing’ in His ‘Back Pocket’
Just 30 hours before his own Republican conference likely will have succeeded in shutting down the federal government of the United States, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy candidly admitted to reporters he’s run out of ideas.
Earlier Friday in an “embarrassing failure,” 21 House Republicans killed legislation from their own party, a short-term continuing resolution, that would have kept the federal government open.
Later on Friday afternoon, swarmed by reporters, McCarthy was asked if he was going to tell them what his plans are. He sarcastically replied, “No, I’m going to keep it all a secret.”
When pressed, he said he would “keep working, and make sure we solve this problem.”
“What’s in your back pocket, Speaker?” another reporter asked, pressing him for an answer.
“Nothing right now. I’m broke,” he admitted, apparently referring to options and ideas to avoid a shutdown.
But another reporter asked Speaker McCarthy the main question: Would he partner with House Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries to put the Senate’s bill before the House.
He refused to answer.
After Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) failed House vote to keep the federal government open…
Reporter: “What’s in your back pocket, Speaker?”
McCarthy: “Nothing right now. I’m broke.” pic.twitter.com/pB2SWhOSVr
— The Recount (@therecount) September 29, 2023
Just before 5 PM CNN’s Manu Raju reported on the ongoing House Republicans’ closed-door meeting with the Speaker, a meeting where the 21 Republicans who will likely be effectively responsible for the shutdown reportedly did not attend.
“McCarthy is telling [Republicans] now there aren’t many options to avoid a shutdown, according to sources in room. He says they can approve GOP’s stop-gap plan that failed, accept Senate plan, put a ‘clean’ stop-gap on floor to dare Democrats to block it — or shut down the government.”
He adds, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) largely responsible for the impending likely shutdown and the impending possible ouster of McCarthy said: “We will not pass a continuing resolution on terms that continue America’s decline.”
At midnight Saturday Republicans will likely have succeeded in furloughing 3.5 million million federal workers – two million of them service members in the U.S. Armed Forces – and countless contractors, while financially harming untold thousands of businesses that rely on income from all those workers to keep running – unless Speaker McCarthy puts a bipartisan continuing resolution approved by at least 75 U.S. Senators on the floor, legislation every House Democrat is likely to vote for.
Should he do so, many believe he will have also signed his own pink slip.
But whether or not the government shuts down, and whether or not McCarthy puts the Senate’s CR on the floor, according to The Washington Post the far right extremists in his party are already moving to oust him “as early as next week.”
The Biden campaign is making certain Americans realize the blame for the impending shutdown sits at McCarthy’s feet.
Here is Kevin McCarthy a few months ago praising the deal he made with President Biden to avert a government shutdown, which he is now reneging on pic.twitter.com/B4rVNzNXkZ
— Biden-Harris HQ (@BidenHQ) September 29, 2023
At 6:23 PM Friday evening, Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman wrote on social media: “HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE NO PLAN TO KEEP GOVERNMENT OPEN.”
Watch the videos above or at this link.
‘Bad News’ for Sidney Powell as First Trump Co-Defendant in Georgia RICO Case Takes Plea Deal: Legal Expert
“Under the terms of an agreement with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s office, Hall pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit computer theft, conspiracy to commit computer trespass, conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy, and conspiracy to defraud the state,” NBC News reports. “Under the terms of the deal, he’s being sentenced to five years probation.”
CNN previously reported “Hall, a bail bondsman and pro-Trump poll-watcher in Atlanta, spent hours inside a restricted area of the Coffee County elections office when voting systems were breached in January 2021. The breach was connected to efforts by pro-Trump conspiracy theorists to find voter fraud. Hall was captured on surveillance video at the office, on the day of the breach. He testified before the grand jury in Fulton County case and acknowledged that he gained access to a voting machine.”
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, a professor of law and frequent MSNBC contributor, says Hall “was in the thick of things with Sidney Powell on Jan 7 for the Coffee County scheme involving voting machines. If he’s cooperating, it’s a bad sign for her.”
Hall’s plea deal “spells bad news for, among others, Sidney Powell,” says former Dept. of Defense Special Counsel Ryan Goodman, an NYU Law professor of law. Goodman posted a graphic showing the overlap in charges against Hall and Powell, which he called “alleged joint actions.”
With breakthrough for Georgia DA (@TamarHallerman reporting: “SCOTT HALL has become the first co-defendant in the Fulton election interference case to take a plea deal with prosecutors.”)
That spells bad news for, among others, Sidney Powell.
Example of alleged joint actions.👇 pic.twitter.com/odMM5C7JtX
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) September 29, 2023
See the graphic above or at this link.
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“HARDLINE HOUSE RS take down stopgap funding bill. 21 GOP no votes. 232-198,” reported Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman just before 2 PM Friday.
NBC News reported that a “band of conservative rebels on Friday revolted and blocked House Republicans’ short-term funding bill to keep the government open, delivering a political blow to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and likely cementing the chances of a painful government shutdown that is less than 48 hours away.”
“Twenty-one rebels, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a conservative bomb-thrower and a top Donald Trump ally, voted Friday afternoon to scuttle the 30-day funding bill, known as a continuing resolution or CR, leaving Republicans without a game plan to avert a shutdown. The vote failed,” NBC added. “The embarrassing failure of the GOP measure once again highlights the dilemma for McCarthy as his hard-liners strongly oppose a short-term bill even if it includes conservative priorities. It leaves Congress on a path to a shutdown, with no apparent offramp to avoiding it — or to quickly reopen the government.”
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