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Christian Group Tells Pastors To Investigate Candidates, Staffers For Hidden LGBT Support

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The leader of a powerful and well-funded Christian group is calling on 100,000 pastors to dig up dirt on Republican candidates and staffers in an anti-gay ideological purity litmus test.

Some Christians are so anti-gay they would have tried to prevent George W. Bush – the man responsible for dozens of gay marriage bans across the country – from becoming president. Why? Former First Lady Laura Bush years after leaving the White House said she supports same-sex marriage. Ken Mehlman, the former Chair of the Republican National Committee who helped the Bush campaign attack the LGBT community but who years later revealed he is gay, also would have been blocked if they had their way.

These Christian extremists will stop at nothing to win their war against LGBT people.

Who are these anti-gay activists? 

The American Renewal Project, headed by silent GOP king maker David Lane.

Lane, who has headed trips to Israel for Tea Party Republicans including Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, and many others, is funded by the millions of dollars ($20 million in 2013) the American Family Association receives each year. Those millions are amplified by the fact that the American Family Association operates as a Christian ministry – despite appearing on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of active anti-gay hate groups – and thus, it is tax-exempt.

Lane, who has also worked as Rand Paul’s outreach director, and whose daughter also works for the Kentucky Senator, is now calling pastors and anti-gay activists to dig into the backgrounds, histories, and relationships of all GOP candidates, their staffers, and, if his examples are any indication, even their families, to expose anyone who might be gay or an ally of LGBT equality.

“Evangelicals have no choice but to investigate which consultants and operatives are behind each of the candidates,” Lane writes in an op-ed at Western Journalism, a home for anti-gay right wing conservatives. He adds, “decisions about personnel provide evidences about policy.”

Of course, that’s blatantly false, as the examples above – which come from Lane’s op-ed – prove.

“Personnel is policy,” Lane repeats.

How extensive is this inquisition?

The Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard reported on Monday that David Lane’s American Renewal Project had asked ‘100,000 pastors’ that it was working with to mobilize Christian voters to also dig up dirt on people connected to presidential candidates,” Raw Story’s David Edwards today reports.

In 2013, Lane wrote an op-ed, “Wage war to restore a Christian America,” that called for “war” against the “pagan onslaught imposing homosexual marriage.”

Tax exempt issues aside, is this what the religious right calls “religious freedom”? 

 

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Evangelical ‘Kingmaker’ Working To Vote 1000 Christian Pastors Into Political Office

Likely GOP Presidential Candidates Team Up With Anti-Gay Hate Group To Get Christians To Polls

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

 

Hat tip: Raw Story
Image by elycefeliz via Flickr

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1/6 Committee Issues Subpoena With Damning Revelation About Trump’s Focus to Former White House Spokesperson

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A top Trump White House spokesperson who pushed the “Big Lie” and reportedly has “firsthand knowledge” of then-President Donald Trump’s behavior on the day before and day of the insurrection has been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who earlier Friday issued subpoenas to 14 Republicans believed to have submitted false and forged Electoral College claims, has sent a subpoena to former Deputy White House Press Secretary Judd Deere, CNN reports.

The Committee indicated to Deere it wants to focus on the day before the attempted coup, and “specifically said it wanted to speak with him about the January 5 staff meeting in the Oval Office with the President.”

In a damning revelation, Chairman Thompson’s letter “said it had obtained information that Trump repeatedly asked in the meeting: ‘What are your ideas for getting the RINOs to do the right thing tomorrow? How do we convince Congress?'”

U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), who sits on the January 6 Committee, Friday evening told CNN, the Committee thinks Deere “had a hand in formulating the strategy and some of the media discussions on the day of Jan. 6 and the president’s response.”

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Watch: Anti-Vaxx ‘Expert’ Claims COVID-19 Vaccines Will Turn People Into ‘Transhumanist Cyborgs’ Controlled by 5G

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Sherri Tenpenny is an influential religious-right anti-vaccine activist who has testified before the Ohio state House, appeared on Charlie Kirk’s podcast, and been a speaker at multiple ReAwaken America events, where she has shared the stage with the likes of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Eric Trump, Mike Lindell, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and Alex Jones.

Despite the fact that Tenpenny is an osteopathic doctor with no expertise on vaccines, she regularly appears on right-wing programs where she spreads wild conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines.

Recently, she has begun to claim that COVID-19 vaccines are designed to create “quantum entanglement” between those who take them and the internet in an effort to turn humanity into “transhumanist cyborgs.”

“The stated goal is to depopulate the planet and the ones that are left, either make them chronically sick or turn them into transhumanist cyborgs that can be manipulated externally by 5G, by magnets, by all sorts of things,” Tenpenny said during an appearance on “The Stew Peters Show” Thursday night. “I got dragged through the mud by the mainstream media when I said that in May of last year in front of the House committee in Columbus, [Ohio]. Well, guess what? It’s all true.”

“The whole issue of quantum entanglement and what the shots do in terms of the frequencies and the electronic frequencies that come inside of your body and hook you up to the ‘Internet of Things,’ the quantum entanglement that happens immediately after you’re injected,” she continued. “You get hooked up to what they’re trying to develop. It’s called the hive mind, and they want all of us there as a node and as an electronic avatar that is an exact replica of us except it’s an electronic replica, it’s not our God given body that we were born with. And all of that will be running through the metaverse that they’re talking about. All of these things are real, Stew. All of them. And it’s happening right now. It’s not some science fiction thing happening out in the future; it’s happening right now in real time.”

 

This article was originally published by Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.

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1/6 Committee Subpoenas 14 Republicans Who Allegedly Submitted Forged Electoral Certificates

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Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Friday afternoon announced the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has issued subpoenas to 14 Republicans from seven states who submitted the forged and “bogus” Electoral College certificates falsely claiming Donald Trump and not Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election in their states.

The Chairman appeared to suggest the existence of a conspiracy as well, noting the “the planning and coordination of efforts,” saying “these so-called alternate electors met,” and may know “who was behind that scheme.”

He adds that “groups of individuals met on December 14th, 2020 in seven states carried by President Biden.”

“The so-called alternate electors from those states then transmitted the purported Electoral-College certificates to Congress, which multiple people advising former President Trump or his campaign used to justify delaying or blocking the certification of the election during the Joint Session of Congress on January 6th, 2021.”

Some legal experts have said their actions may constitute a felony.

 

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