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Here’s How The Founder Of Two Of America’s Top Anti-Gay Groups Spreads Fear And Hate

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Dr. James Dobson is the founder of the Family Research Council and Focus On The Family, two of America’s most anti-gay, “Christian” organizations. Here’s how he spreads fear and hate.

You might recognize the name Dr. James Dobson, the man who founded Focus On The Family and the Family Research Council. Dr. Dobson was named “the nation’s most influential evangelical leader” by Time magazine and a “kingmaker” by Slate — both accolades less than a decade ago.

Dr. Dobson, as you can imagine, is virulently anti-gay — in a grandfatherly sort of way.

Of course, he has linked the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut — which left 20 first graders and six teachers dead — to same-sex marriage. Of course he has claimed same-sex marriage will lead to “group marriage,” “marriage between daddies and little girls,” and “marriage between a man and his donkey.”

You would expect all that, and more, from the founder of two anti-gay organizations — one of which, the Family Research Council, now appears on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of active anti-gay hate groups.

But Dr. Dobson, author of more than 40 books, didn’t become successful by chance. It took work.

And in an interview with The Blaze’s Billy Hallowell that was published Monday, Dr. Dobson revealed just how he spreads his hatred of same-sex marriage, the LGBT community, liberalism, and Democrats — especially Barack Obama.

In 2012 The New Civil Rights Movement reported on a “Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America” that Dr. Dobson actually wrote four years earlier.

The letter, written in October of 2008, a month before the election, pretends to describe the changes America saw as a result of Barack Obama being elected in 2008 — in an effort to throw the election to John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Dr. Dobson writes in his letter that, in his version of 2012, the Left has gained “complete control of the Supreme Court.” 

“Justices Roberts, Thomas, and Alito have been constantly outvoted 6-3, and they are essentially powerless,” Dobson envisioned.

He adds that as a result of this liberal majority on the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now the law of the land.

The most far-reaching transformation of American society came from the Supreme Court’s stunning affirmation, in early 2010, that homosexual “marriage” was a “constitutional” right that had to be respected by all 50 states because laws barring same-sex “marriage” violated the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Suddenly, homosexual “marriage” was the law of the land in all 50 states, and no state legislature, no state Supreme Court, no state Constitutional amendment, not even Congress, had any power to change it. The Supreme Court had ruled, and the discussion was over.

Also in his letter, Dr. Dobson predicted:

“The Boy Scouts no longer exist as an organization.”

“Elementary schools now include compulsory training in varieties of gender identity in Grade 1, including the goodness of homosexuality as one possible personal choice.”

“There are no more Roman Catholic or evangelical Protestant adoption agencies in the United States.”

“All businesses that have government contracts at the national, state or local level now have to provide documentation of equal benefits for same-sex couples.”

“The Bible can no longer be freely preached over radio or television stations when the subject matter includes such ‘offensive’ doctrines as criticizing homosexual behavior. The Supreme Court agreed that these could be kept off the air as prohibited ‘hate speech’ that is likely to incite violence and discrimination.”

“churches have no freedom to refuse to allow their buildings to be used for wedding ceremonies for homosexual couples.”

“homosexuals are now given special bonuses for enlisting in military service”

“the number of abortions has increased dramatically”

“television programs at all hours of the day contain explicit portrayals of sexual acts.”

“It is illegal for private citizens to own guns for self-defense in eight states, and the number is growing”

“The new Congress under President Obama passed a nationalized “single provider” health care system, in which the U.S. government is the provider of all health care in the United States”

“Gas costs more than $7 per gallon”

The list goes on and on and on, and not one prediction Dr. Dobson made is accurate.

So, when asked by The Blaze’s Billy Hallowell — who did not bother to mention any of these specifics — if he has seen some of these predictions come true, Dr. Dobson replied:

“Most of what I was concerned about has been validated.”

Really?

“The Boy Scouts no longer exist as an organization”?

“The Bible can no longer be freely preached over radio or television stations”?

“homosexuals are now given special bonuses for enlisting in military service”?

“It is illegal for private citizens to own guns for self-defense in eight states, and the number is growing”?

“Gas costs more than $7 per gallon”?

This is how the Religious Right lies.

And reporters, including from Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, merely give them the platform and a microphone and invite them to spread their misinformation and hatred, without the journalistic fact-checking required.

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George Santos Says Man Interviewed for Staff Position ‘Violated’ His Trust After Secretly Recording Conversation

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U.S. Rep. George Santos is angered a man interviewed for a staff position in his Capitol Hill office secretly recorded the conversations, claiming it “violated the trust that we had in him.”

The freshman New York Republican lawmaker who is believed to be under multiple DOJ and local investigations, suggests the candidate handed the recordings over to Talking Points Memo, and says he expects an article will be published there Thursday evening, after the news site contacted his office.

“According to Santos, his office had been in the process of hiring Derek Myers for a position, but paused when they saw he faces wiretapping charges in Ohio after publishing recorded court testimony — obtained from a source, he said — as part of a story for a small newspaper,” Semafor reports. “FIRE, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to First Amendment issues, has defended Myers, arguing local authorities in the state were criminalizing legitimate journalism.”

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“While they said they expect the audio will just show them questioning him about his specific circumstances, it’s unknown if he recorded other exchanges.”

Regardless, Santos is taking action.

The GOP congressman accursed of deceiving his constituents with countlessly false claims that helped get him elected, says he is going to report Myers to the Biden administration, claiming he has a White House press pass.

Santos says he wants Myers’ White House press pass to be revoked, after Myers, the congressman says, claimed to have one.

“He should have that revoked if it’s true, if it’s even remotely true he has it,” Santos told Semafor.

It’s not known if Myers does, and if so it’s unlikely it’s a permanent hard pass. It’s also unlikely it would be revoked if Myers did not break the law.

Semafor adds in Washington, D.C. it is legal to record your own conversation with another party without obtaining their consent.

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‘They’re Not Taking My Gas Stove’: Joe Manchin Teams Up With Hard Core Republicans to Promote False Claims

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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is again promoting the false claim that the federal government is planning to remove gas stoves from private homes, after news last month revealed once more the open-flame appliances are responsible for hundreds of thousands of cases of children’s asthma.

“They’re not taking my gas stove out,” said Manchin, who has made millions from coal and protects his state – which  ranks in the top five for production of natural gas – at every turn.

Manchin, a rare breed of conservative Democrat, announced in a Senate hearing on Thursday that he is teaming up with Republican Senators Ted Cruz and James Lankford to fuel the unfounded fears of the federal government coming to rip gas stoves out of Americans’ homes – fears promoted by the right.

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“Gas stoves have been in the news lately and I’ve come out strongly against the Consumer Product Safety Commission pursuing any ban of gas stoves,” Manchin declared, despite there being no possibility of that. “In fact, I’m introducing legislation today with Senator Cruz that would ensure that they don’t and separately sending a letter to the commission with Senator Lankford.”

“I’ve always been a proponent of energy efficiency,” Manchin continued, “but the draft proposes efficiency levels that DOE [Dept. of Energy] says at the highest level, up to 96% of gas stoves don’t currently meet. I don’t like where I think they’re going with this and I tell you one thing, they’re not taking my gas stove put. My wife and I would both be upset.”

Manchin went on the claim the Biden administration is “looking to find ways to push out natural gas.”

And he warned the feds to stay out of his kitchen.

“Like I said before,” Manchin declared, “the federal government doesn’t have any business telling American families how to cook their dinner.”

The federal government does have a responsibility, by law, to warn Americans of health and safety issues in their homes. For decades it has been doing just that.

But the West Virginia Senator went even further, stating: “retrofitting or removing stoves that people have had for years is not going to happen.”

Manchin isn’t just blowing smoke – he has a lot at stake in the “gas stove war.”

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“West Virginia is the fourth-largest producer of marketed natural gas in the nation,” according to a federal government December report.

“At every step of his political career, Joe Manchin helped a West Virginia power plant that is the sole customer of his private coal business. Along the way, he blocked ambitious climate action,” The New York Times reported last year. It called the West Virginia Democrat “the single most important figure shaping the nation’s energy and climate policy.”

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‘Firehose of Disinformation’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders Picked to Deliver State of the Union Response in Nod to Trump (Video)

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Trump White House press secretary turned Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been chosen by Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address next week.

Speaker McCarthy hailed Huckabee Sanders, 40, as the nation’s “youngest governor” on Thursday afternoon in remarks to reporters (below).

The former press secretary was quickly endorsed by Trump, ran a campaign carefully crafted away from the press, and has no relevant experience to run a state.

“Can Sarah Huckabee Sanders be elected governor without ever taking questions or talking specifics about public policy?” Arkansas Times’ senior editor Max Brantley asked rhetorically last summer, calling her campaign “stealth.”

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“Her inauguration marks the first time in 42 years Arkansas will have a governor without any experience in elected office,” the AP noted last month.

“She clearly has some national aspirations,” University of Arkansas political science professor Janine Parry told the Associated Press last month. “In order to fulfill those, it’s likely she’ll have to show some capacity for governance.”

According to Speaker McCarthy, she has already accomplished a lot in her first 23 days as governor.

Although McCarthy did not offer any specifics, CNN did: “Within 48 hours of being sworn in as governor, Sanders signed a flurry of executive orders, with one targeting critical race theory ‘to prohibit indoctrination’ in schools and another banning the use of the term ‘Latinx’ in official state documents.”

After the announcement was made, Huckabee Sanders tweeted, “I’m honored to have the opportunity to address the nation after the State of the Union on Tuesday. What America needs – and what Republicans are offering – is a return to common sense and a commitment to the ideals that made America the land of the free and home of the brave.”

But in a joint statement with McCarthy and McConnell, Huckabee Sanders took a much different tone.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to address the nation and contrast the GOP’s optimistic vision for the future against the failures of President Biden and the Democrats. We are ready to begin a new chapter in the story of America – to be written by a new generation of leaders ready to defend our freedom against the radical left and expand access to quality education, jobs, and opportunity for all.”

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Responding to the news, critics online pointed to Huckabee Sanders’ history that was fraught with controversy and false claims in the Trump White House.

Indeed, conservative critic Charlie Sykes on MSNBC pointed to Huckabee Sanders’ ties to Trump, telling Andrea Mitchell that Huckabee Sanders was “a firehose of misinformation and disinformation” during the “Trump era,” and noted she has been “prioritizing the culture war” in her short tenure as governor.

“Yet another data point about the Republican party not moving on from the Trump years,” he added.

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