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Fox News Religion Reporter Anoints Chick-fil-A Official Chicken Of Jesus

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Todd Starnes is back attacking LGBT people, delivering an anti-gay sermon that included a startling “celebrity” endorsement.

Todd Starnes ventured outside of New York City this weekend, back to his home state of Georgia to deliver a sermon at Augusta’s Abilene Baptist Church. The Fox News religion reporter as he often does, tried to open on a light note before delving into the depravity of gay people and same-sex marriage. 

Lamenting the lack of sweet tea in the Empire State, Starnes relayed his excitement upon landing and seeing “a Waffle House, a Cracker Barrel, and of course a Chick-fil-A,” which the anti-gay reporter anointed “the official chicken of Jesus,” according to his Baptist

After telling his audience that he believes “the reason that God blessed America is because we know how to smoke a pork butt,” Starnes dropped the comedy act and launched into his anti-gay tirade.

“There is a war on religious liberty! he cried. “And this war is not targeting people of the Muslim faith or the Jewish faith or the Hindu faith. This war on religious liberty is targeting people of the Christian faith,” he warned. Starnes, who sees everything that does not fit into his personal Christian worldview as an attack on Christianity, earlier this year claimed that New York City’s decision to include two Muslim holidays on its school calendar is anti-Christian “discrimination.”

Christians “are on the verge of having our faith criminalized,” Starnes also told the audience.

“I believe that we are just a few short years away from the government imposing their will on Christian churches,” Starnes fear-mongered, ignoring the fact that “the government” is the American people. “And I believe that pastors could find themselves at odds with the law of the land.”

He went on to insist that “the Supreme Court may have redefined marriage but God hasn’t redefined anything.”

Starnes, who is pro-confederate flag, added, “if you think the cultural purging of the ‘Dukes of Hazard’ has been breathtaking in recent days, wait until you see what they’re about to do to Christians.”

And, of course, he falsely characterized the State of Oregon’s decision in the Sweet Cakes by Melissa case.

“The Supreme Court decision now means that gay rights trump religious liberty,” Starnes falsely claimed, referring to the marriage ruling last month. “And churches and faith-based organizations must prepare for the lawsuits and government investigations that are on the way.”

And, then this insane statement:

“Pastors that refuse to perform gay marriages and preach from the Bible should prepare for hate crime charges,” the Fox News journalist insisted, despite the existence of the First Amendment. “All dissent will be silenced,” Starnes added, using his false classification of the Sweet Cakes decision to shore up his false analysis.

The Fox News reporter went on and on, claiming that four-year olds are being taught about “transgenderism,” mockingly announcing that they may wake up as one gender but by third period feel like another.

And then he launched into a list of people who lost their jobs, falsely classifying the reasons why to attack the LGBT community.

“The time has come for all of us to stand together with one voice!” Starnes preached. “They may demand to know the content of our prayers, they may try to shut down our bakeries, they may try to silence our voices, but we will not be silenced! We will not be intimidated!”

The amount of ignorance, hate, false statements, and fear-mongering Starnes packed into one speech is astonishing. The fact that his audience ate it up like a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich and waffle fries is the real tragedy.

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Hat tip and video: David Edwards at Raw Story
Image: Screenshot via Abilene Baptist Church/Vimeo

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Ted Cruz ‘Just Pumped Nonsensical Disinformation Into American Air Waves’: Former FBI Special Agent

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During his turn to question Inspector General Michael Horowitz today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) didn’t really ask many questions, and instead chose to use his time to rant about what he believes are the corrupt origins of the investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

In a tweet, MSNBC’s Clint Watts wrote that Cruz “just pumped several minutes of nonsensical disinformation into American air waves.”

Watch Cruz’s rant in the video below:

Related: Lindsey Graham Explodes in Anger Demanding to Know Why FBI ‘Didn’t Tell Trump’ His Campaign Was Under Investigation

 

 

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Lindsey Graham Explodes in Anger Demanding to Know Why FBI ‘Didn’t Tell Trump’ His Campaign Was Under Investigation

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham exploded in anger as he questioned Inspector General Michael Horowitz, demanding to know why the FBI did not notify then-candidate Donald Trump and his campaign in 2016 that they were the subjects of a counterintelligence investigation to determine how Russia was attacking the U.S. and if any members of the Trump campaign were involved.

Chairman Graham appeared to ignore all the signs that Donald Trump and his campaign may have been conspiring with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election, including Trump’s infamous “Russia, if you’re listening” remarks.

The FBI “never made any effort to brief Donald Trump about suspected problems within his campaign,” Graham lamented, again, ignoring the FBI was working to determine if Trump or anyone else was colluding with Russia.

The FBI did warn the Trump campaign Russia was working to undermine the election. Trump appears to have taken that warning as an invitation to an opportunity to win the election rather than to protect the nation.

“Why did they not tell him that” people like Carter Page and George Papadopoulos might be working wirh Russia, Graham asked.

Graham later says, “I hope all of us would appreciate if you really believe there may be somebody in my campaign working with a foreign power, please tell me. Why didn’t they tell Trump?”

Again, the FBI likely had reason to suspect Trump was that somebody.

Despite all this, the RNC opted to immediately post a clip of Graham defending Trump on YouTube and Twitter (below).

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Watch: Lindsey Graham Falsely Claims FBI Stopped Russia’s Attacks on Clinton Campaign During Election

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham opened up Wednesday morning’s hearing with Inspector General Michael Horowitz by falsely claiming the FBI was able to stop Russia’s attacks against the Hillary Clinton campaign, and suggested it did so early on, well before the November 2016 election.

That’s blatantly false.

Chairman Graham also appeared to imply that the FBI did so merely by contacting the Clinton campaign to warn them of Russia’s actions – and he made that claim to support his false theory that the Bureau should have told the Trump campaign it and its officials were subjects or even targets of a counterintelligence investigation to determine if they were conspiring with Russia to win the election.

“I want the American people to know there was an effort to affect Hillary Clinton’s campaign by foreign actors,” Graham says, not even mentioning Russia. “The FBI picked up that effort, they briefed her about it, and they were able to stop it.”

The FBI has not been able to stop Russian interference and attacks on the U.S. elections, which began according to the consensus of all 17 U.S. Intelligence agencies in 2013, and has to this day have not ended.

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Former chief DOJ spokesperson Matthew Miller offers this insight:

 

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