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Watch How Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Have Been Trying To Woo The Anti-Gay Religious Right



Here at The New Civil Rights Movement, we’ve worked hard to ensure our readers understand just how deep the anti-gay Christian right is embedded into Republican politics. There are many people who tirelessly work behind the scenes, and are very generously funded by anti-gay hate groups like the American Family Association and the Family Research Council, to ensure your civil rights to marriage and equality are denied.

Tea Party Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are two of the greatest beneficiaries of this financial, electoral, and spiritual support.

LOOK: Rand Paul Tied To Evangelical Demanding War Against ‘Pagan’ Imposed ‘Homosexual Marriage’

David Lane, whom we have profiled so extensively he’s blocked us on Twitter, is one of those who works behind the scenes. He’s been bought and paid for by the certified anti-gay hate group American Family Association.

Lane is the guy people like Cruz and Paul and Texas Governor Rick Perry call when they’re vying for the GOP presidential nomination, to endear them with America’s Evangelicals. His m.o. is to arrange a trip to Israel — which he’s done for all three right-wing religious conservatives — and then take them to Iowa to meet with the evangelical crowd. Lane’s stamp of approval is a big deal.

LOOK: Rand Paul’s Evangelical Outreach Director Compares Pre-World War II Germany To America Today

So is his view of the LGBT community. Regular readers will remember well Lane’s vicious anti-gay hate speech, in the form of a World Net Daily op-ed.

“Where are the champions of Christ to save the nation from the pagan onslaught imposing homosexual marriage, homosexual scouts, 60 million babies done to death by abortion and red ink as far as the eye can see on America?,” Lane, head of the AFA’s American Renewal Project asked in an op-ed so inflammatory even WND was forced to pull it. “Who will wage war for the Soul of America and trust the living God to deliver the pagan gods into our hands and restore America to her Judeo-Christian heritage and re-establish a Christian culture?”

Today, Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody published a story and this video about the recent Pastors and Pews summit in Iowa.

It’s stunning.

“First there was the removal of the Bible from public schools; then there was the legalization of abortion. And just last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in support of same-sex marriage,” Brody writes:

All those gathered – including possible presidential contenders Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas – agree that boldness is needed.

“The book of Hosea tells us, ‘My people parish for a lack of knowledge,” Sen. Cruz told the Pastors and Pews audience. “Edwin Burke put the points a little differently when he said, ‘The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.'”

Sen. Paul agreed.

“We must do something our world often tells us not to do: we must seek God, for our redemption and salvation, for our country’s revival,” Paul said.

That’s what these pastors pray for above politics: spiritual revival.

“Father, we’re again in need of another Great Awakening,” one pastor prayed.

The first Great Awakening began in the 1700s, led by pastors like Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield. In the following century, a second revival saw large camp meetings spread like wildfire.

Is there a third Great Awakening around the corner?

Some of that doubt could be due to events over the last 50 years that have taken aim at Christian principles. In 1963 public school prayer ended, and a decade later, abortion was legalized.

Now there seems to be a cultural acceptance of homosexual marriage.


Hat tip: Right Wing Watch

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‘Start the Kevin McCarthy Death-Clock’ After Biden Wins Debt Ceiling Battle: Rick Wilson



Appearing late Saturday night on MSNBC after it was announced that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had reached an agreement “in principle’ on a budget deal, former GOP strategist Rick Wilson claimed this could be the beginning of the end for McCathy’s speakership.

Sitting in on a panel with guest host Michael Steele, Wilson suggested that McCarthy’s decision to compromise with the president to avoid a default that would spin the economy into chaos will not go over well with far-right members of his House caucus who could make a motion to “vacate the chair” to express their displeasure.

Asked by host Steel about what comes next, Wilson stated it was a win for the White House which will not make conservatives happy.

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“Great night for Joe Biden, great night for the White House even though I think their messaging has been kind of tentative the past few weeks” the Lincoln Project founder began. “I think though we are now going to start the Kevin McCarthy death-clock. He has certainly got a very angry part of his caucus tonight who probably burning up his phone no matter how good it is for the country not to default.”

“It’s not going to please the chaos caucus in the GOP,” he added.

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Debt Ceiling: McCarthy Faces ‘Lingering Anger’ and a Possible Revolt as Far-Right House Members Start Issuing Threats



As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) continues to negotiate a deal to avoid a debt crisis, members of the far-right Freedom Caucus are growing furious with him over broken promises he made to them.

According to MSNBC political analyst Steve Benen, with a slim GOP majority in the House, McCarthy is walking a tightrope to get a budget deal passed and may need help from House Democrats if members of his caucus refuse to go along with him.

As Benen points out, in order to win the speakership McCarthy agreed to an easier path for a motion to “vacate the chair” which could end his tenure as Speaker. That could come into play if the Freedom Caucus stages a revolt.

“… as the negotiations approach an apparent finish line, the House Republicans’ most radical faction is learning that it isn’t likely to get everything its members demanded — and for the Freedom Caucus, that’s not going to work,” he wrote in his MSNBC column.

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Citing a Washington Times report that stated, “[Freedom Caucus members] want everything from the debt limit bill passed by the House last month plus several new concessions from the White House,” Benen suggested far-right House Republicans are now issuing veiled threats.

In an interview, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) stated, “I am going to have to go have some blunt conversations with my colleagues and the leadership team. I don’t like the direction they are headed.”

With Politico reporting, “The [House Freedom Caucus] was already unlikely to support a final bipartisan deal, but lingering anger with Kevin McCarthy could have lasting implications on his speakership,” Benen added, “If this is simply a matter of lingering ill-will from members who come to believe that GOP leaders ‘caved,’ the practical consequences might be limited. But let’s also not forget that McCarthy, while begging his own members for their support during his protracted fight for the speaker’s gavel, agreed to tweak the motion-to-vacate-the-chair rules, which at least in theory, would make it easier for angry House Republicans to try to oust McCarthy from his leadership position.”

Adding the caveat that he is not predicting an imminent McCarthy ouster he added, “But if the scope of the Freedom Caucus’ discontent reaches a fever pitch, a hypothetical deal clears thanks to significant Democratic support, don’t be surprised if we all start hearing the phrase ‘vacate the chair” a lot more frequently.”

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Prosecutors Tell Trump They Have a Recording of Him and a Witness: Report



Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial have notified the ex-president’s attorneys they have a recording of him and a witness. The notification comes in the form of an automatic discovery form, CBS News reports, which “describes the nature of the charges against a defendant and a broad overview of the evidence that prosecutors will present at Trump’s preliminary hearing or at trial.”

CBS reports prosecutors have handed the recording over to Trump’s legal team.

It’s not known who the witness is, nor are any details known publicly about what the conversation entails, or even if it is just audio or if it includes video.

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According to the article’s author, CBS News’ Graham Kates, via Twitter, prosecutors say they also have recordings between two witnesses, a recording between a witness and a third party, and various recordings saved on a witness’s cell phones.

Trump is facing 34 felony counts in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case related to his allegedly unlawful attempt to hide hush money payoffs to a well-known porn star by falsifying business records to protect his 2016 presidential campaign.

See the discovery form above or at this link.

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