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Group’s Leader Called for ‘War to Restore a Christian America’

Republican Senator Marco Rubio will be headlining an event hosted by an anti-LGBT group that has ties to a national anti-gay hate group. The Florida senator will be the “Special Guest” of the Florida Renewal Project, an affiliate of the extremist group American Renewal Project, which is funded by the anti-gay hate group American Family Association. 

The event, titled “Rediscovering God in America,” is restricted to Christian pastors and their spouses and focuses on bringing religious leaders into the political process. It was announced by Liberty Counsel Action, the political action arm of the legal firm that represents anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. According to a video posted on their website promoting a similar event, the goal of the gathering is to encourage pastors to “really get involved in the cultural issues of the day.”

A mission statement posted on the group’s Facebook page states that the goal of the organization is to “encourage people of faith to engage in public policy and elect leaders who will work to renew God’s vision for America.”

Among the many anti-LGBT activists scheduled to appear, as Right Wing Watch reports, is the national group’s leader David Lane, who has an extensive history of homophobic bigotry. Lane has called homosexuality “debauchery,” suggested that Christians should be prepared to martyr themselves in order to prevent marriage equality, and has said that homosexuality is a moral crisis that “threatened our utter destruction.”

Lane’s focus for several years has been to encourage anti-LGBT Christian pastors to run for political offices across local, state, and national levels. He has been closely tied to Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, and Ted Cruz, and in 2013 Lane wrote an op-ed calling for a “war to restore a Christian America.”

Marco Rubio had seemed to have shown some sympathy for the LGBT community in the aftermath of the massacre at Orlando’s LGBT nightclub Pulse. Having dropped out of his senatorial reelection race before losing his bid to obtain the Republican Party’s nomination for President, Rubio cited the Pulse tragedy as part of his motivation to reevaluate his decision not to run for reelection.

“I’ve been deeply impacted by it and I think when it visits your home states, when it impacts a community you know well, it really gives you pause, to think a little bit about your service to your country and where you can be most useful to your country,” Rubio told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

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Rubio even seemed to offer support for the LGBT community following the attack. “This is something inspired by radical ideology, then I think common sense tells you that he targeted the gay community because of the views that exist in the radical Islamic community about the gay community,” he told CNN. “We have seen the way radical Islamists have treated gays and lesbians in other countries.”

Support for the LGBT community is a wholly uncharacteristic sentiment from Rubio, who has long been a vocal opponent of marriage equality, LGBT employment discrimination protections, and LGBT adoption. His appearance at this event would seem to suggest that his post-Pulse views on the LGBT community are likely unchanged from his views prior to the Pulse massacre.

 

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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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