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If the name Robert Jeffress sounds vaguely familiar, it should. He’s the Southern Baptist pastor who is very popular in the Bible belt and among the religious right, but his views are so extreme that even Tim Tebow bowed out of a speaking gig at Jeffress’ First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas last year. Tebow was then pummeled by anti-gay hate groups and the religious right, only to be defended by Christians nationwide, who finally, for once, put religious bullies at the American Family Association in their place.

Pastor Jeffress certainly recovered from the Tebow trampling, and yesterday made the rounds while speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters convention.

Jeffress, who has been described as being anti-gay, anti-Islam, anti-Obama, anti-choice, and even anti-Catholic, was in rare form.

Right Wing Watch captured some of Pastor Jeffress’ comments, reporting that Jeffress warned “that churches that don’t embrace right-wing politics are going to ‘surrender the control and the direction of this country to the godless, immoral infidels who hate God.'”

(Memo to the religious right: you haven’t actually had control of this country for over a decade.)

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“During the press conference,” RWW adds, “Paul Stanley of the Christian Post asked Jeffress about pastor John MacArthur, a conservative megachurch pastor who at times has criticized the Religious Right.”

Jeffress responded that MacArthur’s views would have silenced pastors protesting Nazism: “It’s that kind of thinking among German pastors that allowed for the Holocaust. I would ask anybody who would use that reasoning: ‘Then you would’ve stayed quiet while Adolf Hitler was slaughtering the Jewish people, six million of them?’”

Jeffress also predicted that soon all same-sex marriage bans will fall and as a result, the government will implement “hate speech” laws that would take away the free speech rights of gay rights opponents and put people in jail.

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First they came for… the majority of the citizens of the country who are Christian? I’m pretty sure that’s not what pastor Martin Niemöller intended.

Jeffress also spoke about yesterday’s Texas ruling that found the Lone Star State’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

“As an American,” Jeffress told a reporter, RWW notes, “I also realize that no nation can survive that condones what God has condemned. And God has condemned homosexuality, just like he does adultery or per-marital sex, as being wrong and, as a nation, we cannot be blessed by God if we’re rejecting God.”

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Hat tip: The Raw Story

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Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg Could Face Indictment as Soon as This Summer: NYT

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The New York Times is reporting that former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg could be charged as soon as this summer.

The news implies that Weisselberg isn’t cooperating with the district attorney’s office yet. It was thought that Wisselberg would quickly make a plea deal with DA Cy Vance to save himself legally. Weisselberg would be the first indictment in this case.

“In recent weeks, a grand jury has been hearing evidence about Mr. Weisselberg, who is facing intense scrutiny from prosecutors as they seek his cooperation with a broader investigation into Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization, the people with knowledge of the matter said,” reported the Times. “The prosecutors have obtained Mr. Weisselberg’s personal tax returns, the people said, providing the fullest picture yet of his finances.”

Weisselberg’s ex-daughter-in-law has been cooperating with the DA office handing over evidence that she has.

“The investigation into Mr. Weisselberg focuses partly on whether he failed to pay taxes on valuable benefits that Mr. Trump provided him and his family over the years, including apartments and leased cars as well as tens of thousands of dollars in private school tuition for at least one of his grandchildren,” said the report. “In general, those types of benefits are taxable, although there are some exceptions, and the rules can be murky.”

Read the full report from the New York Times.

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Watch: House Republicans Gang Up on Democrat as They Try to End 1/6 Insurrection Hearing With FBI Director

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House Republicans on Tuesday tried to derail a hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. As California Democratic U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna was speaking to Wray, Republicans tried to end the proceedings.

As Khanna is berating Director Wray, who told the House Oversight and Reform Committee the FBI did not have advance knowledge there would be a deadly attempt to overturn the election in a violent attack on lawmakers, one GOP Congressman  interrupted.

“Madam Chair, I move to adjourn,” the Republicans says, interrupting Rep. Khanna, and violating the rules in the process.

Khanna, looks around to see who interrupted him, asks, “Madam Chair, if I could pause…”

As he speaks another Republican interrupts him.

“There’s been a motion, Madam Chair.”

Another person in the chamber, presumably a Democratic Congress, stunned, says, “HGe doesn’t have the floor,” meaning the Republican has no right to speak.

“The gentleman is not recognized,” the Chair tells the Republicans. “It is Mr. Khanna’s time.”

“We had an insurrection, we don’t need disruptions here,” Khanna said, addressing the Republicans. “Can we allow the democratic process to continue please?”

Republicans insisted they had a right to motion to adjourn, but the Chair told them they were “out of order.”

Democrats called for order as Republicans walked around the dais.

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Fox Fires Reporter Who Declared On-Air She Was Being ‘Muzzled’ by Her Bosses: Report

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Fox 26 Houston reporter Ivory Hecker announced Tuesday she has been fired after announcing live on-air during an on-scene segment that her bosses had been “muzzling” her and she had given secretly recorded audio and video to the discredited far right wing activists at Project Veritas.

“Before we get to that story, I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers,” Hecker said on-camera Monday during her report (video below). “And from what I’m gathering, I am not the only reporter being subjected to this.”

The Daily Beast reports that in a phone call with Hecker “she said that she had just been terminated by the Fox outlet.”

But Hecker seems glad to go.

“I have been longing to part ways with this strange, slightly unhinged corporation since last August when I realized what they were,” she told The Daily Beast. “The piece with Project Veritas doesn’t touch what they did. Fox 26 knows I’m fearless.”

She added: “I have zero interest in working for another corporation. They all toe the same line.”

It’s unclear what “line” that is but it would seem she would have been more comfortable at another “unhinged corporation,” possibly OANN.

Here’s Hecker’s report from Monday.

 

 

 

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