RepublicanÂ U.S. Senator Rand Paul, clearly gearing up for a 2016 presidential run, recentlyÂ hired David Lane of the anti-gay hate group,Â American Family Association, to be his director of evangelical outreach. Lane (image, right), who has ties also to Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, and Ted Cruz, recently wrote an op-edÂ demanding his followers â€œwage war” against the “pagan onslaught imposing homosexual marriage” in order “to restore a Christian America.â€
TheÂ American Family Association is home to Bryan Fischer, one of the nation’s top professional anti-gay hate mongers. Fischer recently claimed thatÂ Â claimed that â€œhomosexuality in the end is going to be responsible for the collapse of the Western economy.â€
And in an outreach email to his followers that is filled with fear-mongering, false David Barton-ish comparisons to the Bible and the U.S. Constitution, and a gross misunderstanding of our founding documents, Lane claims “[c]omparing pre-WWII Germany to present day America is no stretch,” and rails against the “U.S. Supreme Court’s mad rush to impose homosexual marriage on America — by judicial fiat,” which, he claims, “may finally awaken the pastors of America.”
It’s certainly clear that the pastors Lane would like to “awaken” have been so for quite some time:
Need we say more?
Meanwhile, Lane, quoting Shakespeare in his email, writes, “As American culture continues to decompose, this could be the Church’s finest hour.”
And then Lane offers this:
What’s becoming increasingly clear, live according to traditional, Biblical values and Activists Judges will assault you by imposing their secular, moral judgments on marriage, the mother’s womb, prayer and Bible reading, the rights of parents over minors, divorce, viewing of Ten Commandments, distinction between male and female, banning the Pledge of Allegiance, etc…
“Separation between church and state”Â –Â there is no such clause in the Constitution, made up from whole cloth to keep the conservative, Biblical churches from registering and voting. [Bolding his]
America was founded by ChristiansÂ — The Mayflower Compact,Â “Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith“;Â Jamestown arriveesÂ –Â “Wee, greately commending and graciously accepting of theire desires to the furtherance of soe noble a worke which may, by the providence of Almightie God, hereafter tende to the glorie of His Divine Maiestie in propogating of Christian religion…“Â — erected a cross, took communion, and worshiped Jesus.
Lane, by the way, likes to fly way under the radar, but organized Rand Paul’s trip to Israel early this year, which was seen as his official entry into the 2016 scrum. And Lane’s daughter,Â Jillian Lane, is a staffer for Senator Rand Paul, to boot.
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AOC Slams McCarthy and His GOP ‘Ku Klux Klan Caucus’ for Allowing ‘Violent Targeting’ of Women of Color in Congress
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is criticizing House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for refusing to deal with the members of his “Ku Klux Klan” caucus who are ignoring and allowing the “violent targeting” of women of color members of Congress.
The Democratic Congresswoman from New York, herself the frequent target of violent threats, pointed to this video of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar playing a death threat received after she was targeted by GOP Congresswoman Lauren Boebert:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) plays a horrific death threat she received following Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) recent Islamophobic attacks on her.
Warning: It’s incredibly graphic. pic.twitter.com/5PGODcaJOu
— The Recount (@therecount) November 30, 2021
“People truly don’t understand the scale, intensity, & volume of threats targeting” Congresswoman Omar, Ocasio-Cortez says.
“Kevin McCarthy is so desperate to be speaker that he is working with his Ku Klux Klan caucus to look aside & allow violent targeting of woc members of Congress. This cannot be ignored,” she warns.
Congresswoman Boebert over the past week was exposed – on video – suggesting Rep. Omar is a terrorist three times, including in one video she herself posted to social media.
McCarthy has refused to take any action against Boebert.
‘Massive, Dangerous, Likely Intentional’: Immunologist Blasts Trump for Ignoring Positive COVID Test Before Biden Debate
A Harvard epidemiologist, immunologist and physician is blasting Donald Trump‘s decision to continue his activities as normal in September 2020, not go public with the results of his positive COVID test result, and continue business as usual – including participating in a debate against Joe Biden – revelations made in a new book by Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Wednesday.
Dr. Michael Mina says if Trump had been given a rapid COVID test the day of the first presidential debate against Joe Biden, President Trump “would have been blazing positive,” and calls the decision to not test “massive, dangerous and likely intentional.”
“The decision to continue to not test on [the] day of the Rose Garden superspreader event and on [the] day of the debate with now @POTUS Biden was a massive, dangerous and likely intentional decision,” says Michael Mina, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
“Was Trump the superspreader? For a year, I’ve suggested Trump was the likely superspreader at White House Rose Garden on 9/28/20,” Mina posits. “All were supposedly tested, so how would a superspreader enter? Now we know Trump tested COVID positive 2 days earlier.”
Citing Meadows’ new book, The Guardian reported Wednesday morning that Trump tested positive on Sept. 26, and shortly thereafter, before the Sept. 29 presidential debate, tested negative – but three days after the debate, on Oct. 2, again tested positive, and was rushed to Walter Reed hospital hours later.
Because Trump “was testing so frequently, he was [likely] detected using a molecular test at the earliest time, before becoming infectious,” says Mina.
“So when he immediately tested again with a rapid Ag test, it did not yet register positive because he was not YET infectious,” Mina explains. “Had he used a rapid test later that day or next day though, once he was becoming slightly infectious, he almost certainly would have been positive.”
Listen Live: US Supreme Court Arguments in Case That Will Decide Future of Abortion in America
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Justices will hear arguments in the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, over a Mississippi abortion ban designed to overturn the nearly 50-year old precedent-setting ruling in Roe v. Wade.
Listen live starting at 10 AM ET below via C-SPAN or a Reuters feed:
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