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Anti-Gay Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Unsure Why God Destroyed His Home

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FRC President Escapes in Canoe as ‘Flood of Biblical Proportions’ Strikes Louisiana

It’s not uncommon for anti-gay leaders to chalk up natural disasters as God’s wrath against LGBT people. 

But whom do they blame when a natural disaster (or God) destroys the home of an anti-gay hate group leader? 

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said Wednesday that both his home and the local church he pastors were heavily damaged in what he called “the flood of biblical proportions” that struck Louisiana over the weekend. He posted this photo on Facebook: 

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But Perkins, who once blamed the Boston marathon bombing on “sexual liberalism” in Massachusetts, is still trying to figure out why God targeted him and his family.

“We’re gonna look for what God’s gonna do in this,” Perkins told FRC’s Washington Watch radio show. “I’m asking those questions and I’m going to see.” 

Perkins — who’s also declared that natural disasters are acts of God, not consequences of climate change — said his family of seven escaped in a canoe when the water became 10-feet high in their driveway. After being turned away from one shelter, they were taken in for the night by a former member of their church — “in God’s provision.” 

The next day, Perkins and his family were able to return to their property, and they’re now living in their motor home. Unlike most other Louisiana residents affected by the flooding, Perkins said crews are already working to repair his house. 

Perkins, who was on vacation when the flood hit, is currently serving as interim pastor at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church. He said the flood damaged the church and has affected 80 percent of its members. 

Perkins asked people to pray that he can return quickly to Washington Watch, which he normally hosts. 

Former FRC Vice President Ken Klukowski, who was hosting Wednesday’s show and now works for Breitbart News, told Perkins the flood is “an incredible, encouraging spiritual exercise to take you to the next level in your walk with an almighty and gracious God who does all things well.”

Listen to the segment here. 

 

 

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Matt Schlapp Lashes Out at Critics of CPAC’s Nazi Symbol Stage Design

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The head of the Conservative Political Action Committee on Saturday attacked critics noting CPAC’s stage looks like a Nazi symbol.

Matt Schlapp made his denial after “Nazi” trended nationwide on Twitter as users discussed the stage looking like an Odal rune symbol.

Schlapp, however, did not apologize. Instead he said, “stage design conspiracies are outrageous and slanderous.”

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Trump Is Making Noises About a 2024 Run to Get Rich Off the ‘Rubes’: Ex-White House Official

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President Donald Trump will be running for president for a third time in 2024, but the effort will be largely geared towards personal enrichment, a former official explained on Saturday.

MSNBC’s Alex Witt interviewed Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as Trump’s communications director in 2017.

“Is he going to run in 2024 or is this just a great excuse to fundraise?” Witt asked.

“I think it’s both,” Scaramucci replied. “I think he’s going to run in 2024, this is the most money he’s ever made — just imagine making $300 million off of these rubes that he’s coning after the election with his big lie. So he’ll run again in 2024.”

“Will he go to the finish line? Maybe not,” he continued. “There are 10 or 12 Republicans that see themselves as a future president. They’re going to try to find ways to undermine him, obviously Governor Nikki Haley already started that process, so I don’t know if he gets to the finish line, but why would he not run and raise money off the rubes that he’s raising money from?”

“Right, but if he runs, do you really think he doesn’t get the nomination?” Witt asked. “Today he would, there’s no doubt today he would get it.”

“I think it could get interrupted by the potential criminal investigations that are going on and the potential indictments, so if he runs and there are no indictments and I think he has a clear path to that nomination, and that’s why Sen. McConnell said ‘Of course I’m going to support him’ — which is even more levels of hypocrisy, but yes, he runs, he wins the nomination,” Scaramucci replied. “There is risk here, though, because of his potential tax fraud case and other cases — even the D.C. case related to the insurrection is a potential speed bump to him getting that nomination.”

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McCarthy Tries to Attack Dems for Passing Survival Checks Late at Night – It Does Not End Well

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went on Fox News on Friday to complain about a late-night vote to pass the next round of coronavirus stimulus.

McCarthy posted a clip of his appearance with a message attacking Democrats.

“Democrats just scheduled a vote for 2am tonight,” he complained. “They are so embarrassed by all the non-COVID waste in their bill that they are jamming it through in the dead of night.”

White House chief of staff Ron Klain responded to McCarthy’s complaints on Twitter.

“Democrats working late into the night to get you $1400 rescue checks; Republicans lining up to vote no,” he posted.

Polling shows Klain’s argument is resonating with voters — even Republicans.

“While Republicans in Congress have balked at the overall price tag for Biden’s proposed package, new Morning Consult/Politico pollingshows that the public — including Republican voters — overwhelmingly supports the legislation,” Morning Consult posted on Wednesday. “In the poll, which was conducted Feb. 19-22 among 2,013 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points, 76 percent said they back the stimulus package, including 52 percent who said they ‘strongly’ support the bill. Only 17 percent of voters said they oppose it.”

“While Republicans offered the lowest amount of support, more than half of GOP voters still back the stimulus package at 60 percent. Thirty percent said they somewhat or strongly oppose the package,” the polling company noted.

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