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Pastor: Homosexuality ‘Most Lethal Attack Against The Family,’ ‘A Capital Offense To God’

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A Tennessee Baptist preacher says that homosexuality is the “most lethal attack we have today against the family,” and a “capital offense to God.”

Claiming he wants to treat gay people as “people,” Pastor Robby Gallaty of Chattanooga’s Brainerd Baptist Church warned in a 50-minute sermon on Sunday that “homosexual acts” are “contrary to God’s design” and a “capital offense to God.”

He also, at the end of his lengthy sermon, said he welcomed gay people into his church.

Taking his congregation on his historical view of homosexuality throughout time, Pastor Gallaty claimed that the Greeks “promoted homosexuality,” and that athletes in the Olympic Games were naked for sexual reasons, not for speed. “Let’s be honest, how much does a shirt weigh?”

Gallaty also quoted from the infamous Book of Leviticus, and delivered what many would describe as a false interpretation of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

“Friends, it doesn’t take a seminary degree in English to realize what God is saying as the reason he deviates and levels the city. The fact of the matter is the men and boys came to the house, they wanted to have sex with attractive men inside,” Gallaty said. He labeled homosexual sex “the chief sin in Sodom,” claiming “that God leveled the city,” because of it.

“Leviticus 18 is the list of unacceptable sins,” the Tennessee pastor continued. “Before you say, ‘This is Old Testament law, this doesn’t apply to me,’ friends,” he said, “this is as applicable to you today as it was back then.” 

“God said that the sins of the people had infected the very land in which they live,” Gallaty said. “So what happens to people who engage in this activity, this sexual immoral activity? Go to Leviticus 20, God gives us the punishment for engaging in these sins. ‘If a man sleeps with a man as with a woman, they have both committed a detestable thing. They must be put to death. And their blood is on their own hands.’”

He calls the passage “sobering” and says “this is a capital offense to God.” He called it a “life or death matter,” not to be “trivialized.”

Gallaty makes up a claim that Jesus “didn’t have to talk about” homosexuality because the Jews already condemned it. There are many subjects that Jesus purportedly discussed that had been discussed previously.

David Edwards at The Raw Story, who first reported on the video, adds that Pastor Gallaty continues on to promote ex-gay therapy.

But the pastor noted that there was some good news in the New Testament of the Bible: God could turn gay people into heterosexuals.

“[The Bible says] some of you used to act like this, but now you’ve changed by the grace of God. You were washed! You have been sanctified! You have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of God.”

Gallaty went on to opine that “homosexuality is an attack on the family and the marriage.”

“It’s the most lethal attack we have today against the family,” he insisted. “And if the enemy can ruin the family, he wins.”

According to Gallaty, LGBT people “wear that homosexual badge as a badge of honor, it’s an identifiable marker.”

“Here’s the problem with the argument that you closed-minded Christians, one day you’re going to come full circle, and you’re going to realize that you’re being judgemental just like racism was 50 years ago,” he remarked. “And we finally realized that racism was an issue for Christians.”

“And now you guys have repented and come full circle, and you’re going to realize that you’re as foolish as we were with the movement of racism,” Gallaty added. “It’s not the same… A black man can’t change his race, a white man can’t change his race, a homosexual can stop engaging in homosexual acts. See, sexuality is a choice. Gender and race are not.”

Calling the Pastor’s actions of sending a “repent or die” message to young LGBT people in Tennessee “a true social blight,” Jeremy Hooper at Good As You notes that Pastor Gallaty is “unapologetic about making local gay teens hate themselves.”

Gallaty is the author of three books, including Unashamed: Taking a Radical Stand for Christ, and his latest, Growing UP: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples.

At the very end, after spending 48 minutes telling his congregation that gay people are a threat to mankind, and God thinks they are guilty of “capital offenses,” Gallaty implores Christians to “stop bashing gays” and to “stop telling jokes about gay people.”

“The sin of homosexuality may be wrong, but your sin,” Gallaty tells his members, “is just as bad.”

Here’s Gallaty’s sermon:

http://vimeo.com/104864969

 

Hat tip: David Edwards at The Raw Story
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Embattled Trump-Appointed DHS Inspector Was Given Phones of Secret Service Agents in July, Raising ‘New Questions’: Report

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Senior Secret Service leadership confiscated the cell phones of 24 agents and handed them over to the embattled Trump-appointed Inspector General of the Dept. of Homeland Security as he was launching his criminal investigation into the deleted text message scandal. The Secret Service, DHS, and former Trump officials at the Pentagon have been under fire after the IG, Joseph Cuffari, belatedly revealed texts from January 5 and 6, 2021, had been deleted.

“The agency handed over the phones ‘shortly after’ a July 19 letter was sent by Inspector General Joseph Cuffari’s office,” NBC News reports.

“The revelation that Cuffari’s office has had access to the phones since late July or August raises new questions about the progress of his criminal investigation into the missing text messages and what, if anything, the public may be able to learn about communications between agents on Jan. 6, 2021,” NBC adds.

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Cuffari reportedly learned in December of 2021 that the cell phones of Secret Service agents directly involved in protective operations on the day of the insurrection, had been wiped and text messages deleted. He did not report this to Congress until July of 2022, despite his staff taking action.

CNN, however, has reported Cuffari actually learned of the deleted texts in May of 2021, which if accurate would mean he waited more than a year to inform Congress. Nor did he inform the National Archives, which is required by law to retain those records.

Cuffari has been seen by some as covering for Trump loyalists. His own staff is calling for his firing.

“Department of Homeland Security (DHS) watchdog staff recently called on President Joe Biden to remove their boss, Inspector General Joseph Cuffari, according to a blistering letter obtained by the Project On Government Oversight,” POGO reported last week. “‘The highest priorities of an inspector general are integrity and independence,’ states the letter. ‘IG Cuffari and his inner circle of senior leaders have fallen short in these areas time and time again.'”

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In April of 2021 The Washington Post reported Cuffari “blocked investigations proposed by career staff last year to scrutinize the [Secret Service’s] handling of the George Floyd protests in Lafayette Square and the spread of the coronavirus in its ranks, according to documents and people with knowledge of his decisions.”

Noted political scientist Norman Ornstein, who sits on the POGO board, in late July called the situation a “coverup of treason.”

POGO, he wrote, “has been calling for a long time for the resignation of DHS IG Joseph Cuffari. He sat on the information of missing texts from the top DHS ‘acting’ officials, put there by Trump to do his bidding. Stinks to high heaven. Coverup of treason.”

 

 

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DOJ Demands Return of Emails Peter Navarro Sent From Private Account for Government Business

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The Department of Justice is seeking a court order to compel Peter Navarro to return government documents he took after leaving the Trump administration.

Investigators are seeking the return of emails he sent while working on the White House coronavirus response, which they say were sent from a private account for government business to discuss ventilators, activating National Guard units, and the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, reported CNN.

“There is no genuine dispute of fact that Dr. Navarro used at least one unofficial email account to conduct official business, that those records are the property of the United States, and that Dr. Navarro has refused to return the records to the United States. Indeed, his counsel has expressly admitted as much,” wrote Justice Department lawyers.

“Because Dr. Navarro remains in possession of property that belongs to the United States,” the lawyers added, “this Court should issue a writ of replevin requiring Dr. Navarro to return what he wrongfully continues to possess.”

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The National Archives discovered the emails were missing after the DOJ sued Navarro earlier this year in a records dispute related to a House investigation.

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Fox News Host Claims ‘Whites Are a Minority in California’ So Dems Want ‘On-Ramp’ for Undocumented Immigrants to Vote

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Fox News personality Jesse Watters is making undocumented claims about undocumented immigrants and voting in California, the nation’s most-populous state, along with false claims about voter ID and precisely which race is the majority in the Golden State.

“Didn’t Democrats say that Blacks were incapable of handling an ID to vote?” Media Matters reports Watters, who has been criticized numerous times for racism. said Monday on Fox News’ “The Five.”

That’s false.

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“Many Americans do not have one of the forms of identification states acceptable for voting,” the ACLU says. “These voters are disproportionately low-income, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities.  Such voters more frequently have difficulty obtaining ID, because they cannot afford or cannot obtain the underlying documents that are a prerequisite to obtaining government-issued photo ID card.”

That’s very different from falsely claiming Black Americans are “incapable of handling an ID.”

Watters went on to say, “But, I guess illegal aliens are perfectly capable of having a state-issued ID to use it for welfare.”

That too is false.

Undocumented immigrants are almost exclusively ineligible for federal government welfare programs.

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“What I think is going on here is, right now, whites are a minority in California. Hispanics are the majority race in that state,” Watters claims.

Depending on your definition, that’s false, according to the U.S. Government.

Those who reported being “white alone or in combination” with another race is listed as 54.6% for California for the actual 2020 Census. “White alone” is listed as 41.2%.

“Hispanic or Latino” is listed as 39.4% of the population in California. “Not Hispanic or Latino” is listed at 60.6%.

“And white Democrat politicians like Gavin Newsom see the writing on the wall and they’ll do anything they can to cling to the political machine,” Watters claimed. “Now, this looks like an on-ramp to voting, if I was just being suspicious. But, being suspicious has made me very, very successful.”

The segment began with “Judge’ Jeanine Pirro saying “Liberal states and cities from coast to coast putting illegal immigrants over their own residents.” Pirro was lamenting a bill Newsom signed into law she says that will allow “illegal immigrants to acquire a government-issued state ID.”

Just before the 2016 election Watters did a man-on-the-street segment in New York City’s Chinatown and for nearly five minutes engaged in racist, anti-Asian, and downright offensive behavior. Vox’s Libby Nelson put it this way: “Fox News fit an impressive number of offensive Asian stereotypes into 5 minutes.”

Watch below or at this link.

 

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