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Twitter Temporarily Suspends LaBarbera for Questioning Transsexuality After Biden Appoints Trans Activist Dr. Rachel Levine to HHS

February 3rd, 2021

“When society reaches the point where you’re deemed anathema if you simply point out that a man can’t really become a ‘woman,’ and vice versa, then is it safe to say that–unless there’s a popular revolt against this ‘woke’ nonsense–we’re toast?” #TransInsanity #RachelLevine”Twitter post by @PeterLaBarbera, Jan 19, 2021, deemed “hateful conduct” and ordered removed by the social media platform.

‘Dude Looks Like a Lady’? The rock group Aerosmith might not have seen this coming: Biden HHS appointee Dr. Rachel Levine is a biological male (formerly Richard Levine) and the father of two children. He “transitioned” to a “female” identity, ultimately divorcing his wife of 30 years. Twitter banned LaBarbera for 12 hours for criticizing the “trans” notion that a man can become a “woman.” He removed the tweet and is back on Twitter @PeterLaBarbera. This is not the first time he has been suspended for putting out a tweet that challenges leftist, pro-LGBTQ groupthink.

By AFTAH, Feb. 3, 2021

Social media giant Twitter demanded January 19 the removal of an allegedly “hateful”  tweet by Americans For Truth President Peter LaBarbera questioning “transgender” ideology–that a man can become a “woman”–following the appointment by President* Biden of a male-to-female transsexual Dr. Rachel (formerly Richard) Levine to a high-level post at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

Dr. Levine, a pediatrician and father of two who divorced his wife of 30 years as he “transitioned” to a the “gender identity” of “transgender woman,” was appointed by Biden to be the Assistant Secretary of Health at HHS. He will need to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to take the position.

Below is the “Remove Tweet” notice that Twitter sent LaBarbera, suspending him for 12 hours for posting this tweet that allegedly violates the social media corporation’s “Hateful Conduct” policy:    

Twitter Enforces Transgender Agenda: Above is the notice received by LaBarbera through his Twitter account (@PeterLaBarbera) Jan. 19, 2021 ordering him to remove the tweet.

Below is the text of the tweet, which linked to an article about Dr. Levine’s appointment:

“When society reaches the point where you’re deemed anathema if you simply point out that a man can’t really become a ‘woman,’ and vice versa, then is it safe to saw that–unless there’s a popular revolt against this ‘woke’ nonsense–we’re toast? #TransInsanity #RachelLevine”

Twitter has ramped up its banishments, expulsions and censorship of conservative accounts following ongoing claims by former President Trump that he actually won the election on November 3, but was robbed by massive Democrat electoral fraud in six battleground states: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada. See former Trump official and Harvard economist Peter Navarro’s reports making the comprehensive case that the election was stolen HERE.

After hundreds of pro-Trump zealots rioted at the U.S. Capitol January 6–as a massive pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C. was going on with Trump speaking–Twitter shut down the sitting president’s Twitter account in what many conservatives (and even some foreign leaders) regarded as an extraordinarily galling act of corporate arrogance. Facebook also suspended Trump, and later Twitter permanently banned the 45th president.

Democrats have sought to blame Trump for allegedly “inciting” the Capitol incursion as an “insurrection,” but in his D.C. rally speech he called on his followers to “peacefully and patriotically” march to the Capitol, where some Republican lawmakers were challenging the election returns from the battleground states tainted by voter fraud.

Trump was still speaking as people entered the Capitol, as throngs broke through weak police barriers. One Trump supporter, Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed in the melee, and dozens of police were injured.

Subsequent investigations revealed that the assault was pre-planned and coordinated by right-wing militia (and anti-government) groups, discrediting that idea that it sprang up from the reckless words of the president. Nevertheless, Democrats and 10 Republicans voted in the House Jan. 13 to impeach the president over the events. The impeachment will likely die in the Senate, where 45 Senators have voted that to “impeach” a president who has already left office is unconstitutional.

Twitter advances Left’s false ‘hate’ narrative

LaBarbera had published many “Stop the Steal”-oriented tweets after Nov. 3, but his account had long been harassed and punished by Twitter due to his moral opposition to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) political and cultural agenda.

Twitter maintains an expansive “hateful conduct” policy that proscribes “incitement” against people-groups based on specific criteria, including “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” However, LaBarbera has long said he opposes homosexual (and LGBTQ) behaviors, which do not define the person and which can be overcome. For decades, LaBarbera has been on the receiving end of considerable angry and sometimes hateful attacks by homosexual militants like Wayne Besen for defending the existence of “ex-gays,” people like Stephen Black who have left homosexuality and “gay” identity behind (mostly through born-again conversion to Jesus Christ).

Since the inception of Lambda Report, the newsletter that spawned Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), LaBarbera has condemned all violence against homosexuals, as well as hateful vilification like the notorious “God Hates Fags” campaign of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church–whose followers deny the redemption and forgiveness through Christ of people caught up in “gay” and other sexually immoral lifestyles. 

Nevertheless, Americans For Truth has been deemed a “hate group” by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, which has tremendous influence in the media buttressing the Left’s tendentious narrative that organizations opposed to the normalization of disordered and sinful LGBTQ behaviors are ipso facto guilty of malice, “hatred” and “prejudice” against the “LGBTQ community.” The most sinister aspect of that narrative is that “hostile speech” breeds violence against people, a rationale that self-styled “progressives” increasingly use to call for legal and corporate bans on so-called “hate speech.”

Rooted in this false narrative, the Twitter policy is worded in such a way that it not only (appropriately) demands punitive action against accounts that encourage actual “violent threats” against “marginalized and historically underrepresented communities,” but also prohibits “inciting behavior that targets individuals or groups of people belonging  to protected categories.”

One of those “incitements” is speech that “spread(s) fearful stereotypes about a protected category.” Here’s where it gets fuzzy, because one man’s traditional or biblical morality–or refusal to contradict biology through nonsensical pronouns–is another man’s “hateful slur” against an aggrieved “sexual minority.”

Twitter, media enforce ‘transgender’ ideology

In fact, Twitter has stepped up its “anti-hate” enforcements against those critical of “transgender” ideology–the idea that sex (gender) is not fixed from birth but is fluid and changeable, e.g., that a biological male like (then-) Dr. Richard Levine can become the “woman” he believes he really is, Rachel, and thereby henceforth should (must) be called a woman and never be referred to with the male pronouns that match his inborn sex.

Along those lines, Twitter’s “Hateful Conduct” policy reads:

“We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”

Here is how the left-wing, anti-conservative group Media Matters describes “misgendering”:

Misgendering a transgender person violates journalistic guidelines established by the Associated PressNew York TimesGLAAD, and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, which all instruct journalists to refer to transgender people by their preferred  pronouns.

“Deadnaming” is calling a “transgender” person like Dr. Rachel Levine by his former name that matches his actual inborn sex, in this case, Dr. Richard Levine. While many conservatives do use the post-“transition” name for “transwomen” like Dr. Levine, they draw the line at referring to them with female pronouns or calling them actual “women.” 

Southern Baptists Should Impeach Russell Moore – Prof. Robert Gagnon

January 17th, 2021

By Prof. Robert Gagnon

This article is reprinted from Gagnon’s Facebook page, Jan. 11, 2021.

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Commission.

I say: Impeach Russell Moore for dereliction of duty. Russell Moore has written a pathetic article. “The Roman Road from Insurrection,” calling for Trump’s removal from office by impeachment or application of the 25th Amendment if he does not resign. This call from Moore is hardly surprising because it exhibits the same “Never-Trump” tunnel vision, hatred, and dearth of documentation that we have come to expect from him in politics.

The article is short on facts and long on bluster. His whole argument is predicated on the claim that Trump incited violence and insurrection, which he clearly did not. There is no reasonable way to conclude that Trump incited a riot if one gave a careful read of the entire transcript of Trump’s speech.

Even what happened by the wrongdoers in the Capitol doesn’t remotely approach the 30+ dead and $2 billion worth of damage in the seven-month-long race riots involving much larger numbers this past year, stoked and incited by Democrats, during which time Moore did not call for a single Democrat to be removed from office. While he judges the race riots by the best in the movement he judges Trump supporters by the tiniest and most extreme elements.

Trump has legitimate grounds for believing that the election was stolen. Nowhere was there any attempt to do signature matches in areas where there were unbelievable high voting rates, areas where there were no safeguards for insuring that significant fraud did not occur.

The real threat to the Republic and to its Constitution is coming from the Democrat Party but Moore is too blind, for whatever reason, to see it. He has done his best to insure that the Party that poses the greatest threat to religious liberty by far would get elected.

That’s why he shouldn’t be President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Impeach Russell Moore.

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Robert Gagnon is Professor of Theology, Houston Baptist University. Bestselling author of *The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics.* His excellent website is www.robgagnon.net. For his Twitter page, go HERE.

VIDEO: War Room Episode – Bannon, Navarro Discuss Democrats’ ‘Struggle Session’ to Pressure Republican Jim Jordan to Deny Election Fraud

January 12th, 2021

Folks, this is an excellent episode of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s “War Room,” which is now daily must-viewing for all conservatives who care about America and countering the Left’s campaign to demonize and destroy President Donald Trump. Joining Bannon in this video are Peter Navarro, a Harvard-educated economist and Director of the National Trade Council at the White House; Jack Posobiec (with OANN), an up-and-coming Trump media conservative; and conservative radio host John Frederick.

Note the first part of the show where Bannon and Navarro analyze the Maoist-like congressional “struggle session” targeting Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, who supported a congressional challenge to the certification of the Electoral College results in the presidential election, citing suspected widespread fraud.

Jordan, to his credit, does not capitulate under the withering verbal assault. What Bannon describes is now a common approach of the leftist in demanding acquiescence to their ideological “narratives.” We would all do well to stand our ground and defend our principles like Rep. Jordan. — Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

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Christmas is Not about Toys, Trees, Santa & Shopping, but Salvation through Jesus Christ!

December 14th, 2020

By Don Boys, PhD

“The ultimate reason for the season is to recognize, repent, and receive the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ as the gift of personal salvation—the most important, inspiring, and illustrious events in history.”

Historian Will Durant declared, “The greatest question of our time is not communism versus individualism; not Europe versus America; not even the East versus West. It is whether men can live without God.”

That’s why we celebrate Christmas.

Each nation is made up of all kinds of people: atheists, humanists, secularists, do-gooders, good-doers, traditionalists, religious people of hundreds of religions, church members, nominal Christians, and dedicated Christians. Most of these people celebrate Christmas, at least a secular Christmas. But then, a secular Christmas, while completely legal, is not celebrating Christmas.

Some people have an affinity toward snowmen, Rudolph, a jolly old man, gifts, wild parties, elves, and reindeer. If that’s your thing, go with it. But it isn’t Christmas.

Some dedicated Christians refuse to celebrate Christmas for various reasons. They are correct in their belief that the Bible gives no command to do so, but then there is no biblical command to observe Easter. We are not even sure when Christ was born. Evidently, we don’t need to know that fact. The fact of His birth is sufficient. The day doesn’t matter.

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Burger King Uses Mascot to Market Homosexual Perversion

September 15th, 2020

Promoting LGBTQueer “Pride” at the expense of children’s innocence: AFTAH in the News

Burgers & Buggery: Burger King-Finland’s Instagram post celebrates homosexuality (Covid-delayed “Helsinki Pride”) with this twisted graphic of their “King” mascot in a same-sex kiss with none other than Ronald McDonald. LGBTQueer activists care far more about promoting and rationalizing their sinful, unnatural lifestyle than they do about protecting children’s innocence.

This story by One News Now is the perfect illustration of how evil is pushed on the public in the name of “equality.” See Breitbart’s coverage of this indecent, anti-children corporate stunt HERE. American For Truth is featured below:

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Burger chains confusing love and perversion

First printed: 9/15/202, One News Now, by Charlie Butts

In Finland, where Burger King is running an ad campaign featuring its mascot kissing Ronald McDonald, one conservative activist says the restaurant chain has made another assault on youth and the culture.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) and The Center for Morality tells OneNewsNow Burger King is promoting sexual deviance in the name of love with its new “Love Conquers All” slogan.

“It’s sad because woke corporations are now in the vanguard of cultural Marxism,” LaBarbera laments. “This stunt by Burger King has nothing to do with selling burgers and fries and everything to do with selling perversion and the left’s sexual agenda.”

He points out that Burger King has a long history of supporting the LGBT movement, but the new ad takes it to a new level by interpreting homosexuality as perfectly natural love.

LaBarbera, Peter“This isn’t about love,” the AFTAH founder reiterates. “This is about perversion. And the question is will cultural Marxism and sexual perversion conquer truth and our biblical Judeo/Christian values that have made America strong but are now under withering attacks by these leftists.”

By using the Burger King and Ronald McDonald mascots, LaBarbera says the corporation is clearly targeting children and youth. But what makes him especially angry is that the corporate left is corrupting every icon that can be seen as wholesome, all-American, or innocent to sell their agenda.

Evangelical Support for Radical Gender Ideology Plummeting – But One in Five Still Reject the Bible’s Teaching on Gender: Ligonier Poll

September 10th, 2020

Folks, the good people at Ligonier Ministries “buried the lede” in reporting their own poll, as editors say. The good news NOT highlighted in this Ligonier release is that evangelical Christian support for radical “gender” ideology is falling fast.

Below is a graphic on the key “State of Theology” poll question  (Statement No. 29) that bears this out: from 2016 to 2020, the percentage of respondents who “strongly disagreed” with the statement, “Gender identity is a matter of choice” rose from 54 percent to 67 percent. The percentage who “strongly agreed” fell from 24 percent to 15 percent in the same period.

Things are very bad culturally and so many who call themselves “Christian” are succumbing to worldly, LGBTQueer activist propaganda, but at least things are moving in the right direction on the God- and nature-defying “transgender” agenda. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera

Here is Ligonier’s analysis of that section of the poll:

The unbiblical concept of relative truth has influenced every sphere of life in the United States, including the ethical issues that continue to be at the forefront of public debate. In 2020, a large percentage of U.S. evangelicals reject the arguments of “gender fluidity,” and this has been trending in a positive direction. Yet it remains concerning that one in five evangelicals still appears to reject the Bible’s teaching that our gender as male or female is given by God our Creator (Gen 1:27).

Here is Ligonier’s press release (after the jump):

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Video: Bongino Discusses ‘Coming Coup’ by Leftist Democrats against Trump

September 8th, 2020

Folks, if you care about America, and true integrity in the upcoming election, I urge you to take the time to watch this full episode of this Dan Bongino show describing the “Coming Coup” against President Trump. Bongino brilliantly pulls together all the nefarious elements of the Democrats’ emerging campaign to de-legitimize a Trump victory Nov. 3. The program’s show notes are HERE; see especially Michael Anton’s piece on “The Coming Coup?” in The American Mind.

Essentially what Bongino et al are describing is a George Soros-funded, left-wing “destabilization” campaign against the President that uses disinformation-based “narratives” (lies) to attack Trump, spread rapidly through the (mostly-Trump-despising) national media and social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). At around the 50-minute mark of this video, Bongino analyzes and debunks the recent “narrative” coming from the leftist Atlantic magazine: that Trump disparaged military dead in refusing to visit a soldiers’ cemetery in France; see this key Breitbart story on former National Security Advisor John Bolton debunking the hit-piece. Tragically, Fox News “confirmed” the story (but not really!).

We must never underestimate the Left’s ability and willingness to sow chaos, spread lies and subvert the Constitution to attain power. They will do ANYTHING to stop Trump’s reelection, and the corrupt media with their “fake news” will help them. Watch the ENTIRE Bongino video, then share it with friends. It’s that important. God bless.–Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; @PeterLaBarbera

Michael Brown Assails California Senate Bill 145 that Protects Homosexual Adults Who Have Sex with Minors

September 3rd, 2020

Making California Safer for Chickenhawks: The author of SB 145 is homosexual California Democratic State Sen. Scott Wiener, shown with his head circled in this photo he tweeted of himself attending the 2016 “Up Your Alley” sadomasochistic street fair in San Francisco. Wiener’s bill would make it much less likely that homosexual men convicted of sodomizing underage boys would be put on the state’s Sex Offender Registry.

By Michael Brown

First published on September 3, 2020

If there was one thing we could all agree on, you would think it would be this: minors should be protected from sexually aggressive adults. Yet, with a nod to “equality” under the law for the gay community, the California Assembly has voted to lessen the potential penalty for 24-year-olds who have sex with children as young as 14. Shockingly — or should I say, revoltingly — this is one of two similar bills that have just been passed by these legislators.

As explained by Greg Burt of the California Family Council, “The California legislature finished it’s 2020 session on Monday by passing a controversial bill that reduces the penalties on some adults who have consensual sex with minors as young as 14 years of age.”

Why on earth would they pass something like this? Why would they want to potentially reduce these penalties?

The Reasoning? The Current Law is Harsher on Homosexual Sex

I understand that the sexual acts are allegedly “consensual” and that the difference in age can be no more than 10 years. And I understand that some people end up having to register as sex offenders who really do not fit the bill.

But that’s the whole issue when it comes to children. Can a child that young make a truly informed, consensual decision? And is not the adult required to take responsibility and not engage in sexual acts with a child, no matter how willing that child may be? Isn’t this the difference between adults and children under the law?

Burt explains that “Senate Bill 145’s author, LGBT Caucus Leader Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), said the bill was necessary because current law is harsher if the crime involved homosexual sex between an adult and a minor as opposed to heterosexual sex. All the Republicans and even some prominent and powerful Democrats did not buy that argument.”

As detailed by Equality California (which celebrated the bill), “Currently, for consensual yet illegal sexual relations between a teenager age 14 to 17 and a partner within 10 years of age, ‘sexual intercourse’ (i.e., vaginal intercourse) does not mandate that the offender to go onto the sex offender registry; rather, the judge has discretion to decide, based on the facts of the case, whether sex offender registration is warranted or unwarranted. By contrast, for all other forms of intercourse — specifically, oral and anal intercourse — sex offender registration is mandated under all situations, with no judicial discretion.”

Gay activists felt this was unfair, sponsoring SB 145, which allows the judge to have the same discretion with “all other forms of intercourse.” In other words, men who have gay sex with boys shouldn’t be punished anymore strictly than men who have heterosexual sex with girls.

Two Revealing Questions

And this leads to two very serious (and revealing) questions. First, why would we want to protect an adult who commits a sexual act with a minor as young as 14? Second, how prevalent is adult-minor sex in the gay community? (For the answer to that question, see here. Or just read more about the life of gay icon Harvey Milk. Note also that I’m not talking about pedophilia but rather so-called “consensual” acts between adults and teens as young as 14.)

The real focus should have been on the protection of the children rather than on lessening the penalty for certain sexual acts. With that in mind, a bill could have been passed calling for equal penalties for any of these sex acts, be they “heterosexual” or “homosexual” acts. Instead, gay activists pushed to lessen penalties for sexual acts that are even more common in the homosexual community. How telling.

First, why would we want to protect an adult who commits a sexual act with a minor as young as 14? Second, how prevalent is adult-minor sex in the gay community?

Among those opposing the bill was Democrat Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. She said: “Any sex is sex. I don’t care who it is between or what sex act it is. That being said, I cannot in my mind as a mother understand how sex between a 24-year-old and a 14-year-old could ever be consensual, how it could ever not be a registerable offense.”

She continued, “We should never give up on this idea that children are not, should be in any way subject to a predator. And that is what it is.”

California’s Senate Passed Another Troubling Bill

But there’s more. Burt reports that the Senate also passed “AB 1145, a bill to lower the mandated reporting requirements for some statutory rape cases. The bill was sponsored by Equality California. The bill was approved 25 to 10, with the Republicans voting no.”

Is it any surprise that Equality California was elated about this bill as well? And does this not confirm what conservative activists have argued for years, namely, that many in the gay community want to lower the age of consent? (Almost 50 years ago, the 1972 Gay Rights Platform called for “Repeal of all state laws governing the age of sexual consent.”)

As Burt notes, “This means high school teachers or counselors who know or suspect one of their 16-year-old students or counselees is having sex with a 20-year-old, they are no longer required to report it to authorities. This bill is especially concerning in light of how many LGBT organizations are sponsoring social events between young teenagers and young adults. See the following fliers for LGBT social events.”

California Legislators Have Voted to Protect Abusers

Groups like Mass Resistance have pointed out for years that many a young person got initiated into homosexual acts through their teachers and “mentors.”

Now, California legislators have voted to protect the abusers.

Let the outcry begin.

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Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test? Connect with him on FacebookTwitter or YouTube.

LISTEN: LaBarbera Discusses Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ Radical LGBTQ Agenda with Janet Mefferd

September 2nd, 2020

Folks, below is the August 24, 2020 interview I did with Christian talk show host Janet Mefferd. It starts in the beginning. (You can also listen to it on Soundcloud HERE.) We discuss the radical LGBTQueer agenda of the Democratic Party and its 2020 candidates, Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris:

Here is Mefferd’s description of the program. My interview was followed by one with Tim Winter of the Parents Television Council on the exploitative Netflix film “Cuties”:

Joe Biden has a plan to advance LGBTQ+ “equality” in America and around the world. How would a Biden-Harris White House further advance the Big Gay Revolution and erode religious freedom and moral sanity in America? I’ll talk it over with Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. Plus: The Parents Television Council is calling for Netflix to cancel its awful film, “Cuties,” which sexually exploits young girls. President Tim Winter joins us on Monday’s JANET MEFFERD TODAY.

Thank you to Janet Mefferd for the opportunity to appear on her first-rate show to analyze the ongoing normalization of perversion that is being carried out through “mainstream” politics. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera
 

VIDEO: New Book, ‘The Devil and Karl Marx,’ by Dr. Paul Kengor

September 1st, 2020

Folks, thank God for conservative intellectuals like Dr. Paul Kengor who cut against the leftist groupthink that dominates “elite” America (media, academia, Hollywood and big corporations). Here is a link to a short video about Kengor’s new book, “The Devil and Karl Marx”. Following that is an excellent review of the book by Robert Knight.–Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Marx, Black Lives Matter and the Devil

By Robert Knight

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The rapidity with which virtually every sizeable institution in America has bent its knee to BLM [Black Lives Matter] is stunning. Some think it’s just about racial remonstrance and reforming police procedure, and even love of neighbor and equality before God. But the call for getting on one’s knees to this movement and parroting their Marxist slogans is anything but sacred.

An important new book by historian Paul Kengor sheds considerable light on Karl Marx and by implication the madness and mob violence that has descended on the country.

The throngs setting fire to police stations, looting stores and tearing down America’s cultural history are acting in the name of Black Lives Matter, a Marxist group that our ruling elites have airbrushed and turned into a totem of worship.

The current conflict is not merely a political disagreement over rectifying racial disparities – it’s a clash of religions: atheistic Marxism versus Christianity and Judaism.

At issue is whether the mobs, allied with the Democratic Party and leftist groups, can overthrow America’s Christian-inspired self-governing republic, where our rights come from our Creator, not fickle men in power.

In “The Devil and Karl Marx,” Prof. Kengor explores not only the communist icon’s religious views but how they corrupted so many others over nearly two centuries.

Marx hated God and Christianity with a white-hot passion. His prose is packed with attacks on faith, and his youthful poetry bristles with malice:

Look now, my blood-dark sword shall stab
Unerringly within thy soul.
God neither knows nor honors art.
The hellish vapors rise and fill the brain
Till I go mad and my heart is utterly changed.
See the sword – the Prince of Darkness sold it to me.
For he beats the time and gives the signs.
Ever more boldly I play the dance of death.”

Citing numerous biographies and Marx’s own writings, Prof. Kengor reveals a man whose own family and friends were frightened by his demonic fits of rage and dark babblings about violence. His own father said he was “governed by a demon.” A key biographer, Robert Payne, described Marx as having “the devil’s view of the world and the devil’s malignity.”

In 1849, Marx wrote, “When our turn comes, we shall make no excuses for the terror. There is only one way in which the murderous death agonies of the old society and the bloody birth throes of the new society can be shortened, simplified and concentrated, and that way is revolutionary terror.”

A direct line can be drawn from Marx to Adolph Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung, all of whom despised Christianity and embraced murderous forms of socialism.

Before Marx, violent socialism was unleashed in 1789, with the guillotining of 40,000 aristocrats and others. The French Revolution was ultimately an atheist revolt against the church and the rule of law. The Jacobins in revolutionary France sought to wipe out history in order to create a Godless utopia. A hint of their fanatical atheism can be seen today in the beheadings in America of statues of Jesus and Mary and the torching of churches.

Communist revolutions, beginning in Russia in 1917, have taken at least 140 million lives, enslaved literally billions of people and spread unspeakable horror everywhere Marxism has taken root, Dr. Kengor notes.

When Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullours boasted in 2015 that “myself” and BLM co-founder Alicia Garza “are trained Marxists,” was she aware of the poisonous pedigree of her stated worldview? Perhaps it didn’t matter.

BLM’s website is packed with Marxist rhetoric and flat-out lies like this: “In 2014, Mike Brown was murdered by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.” Mr. Wilson, who was acting in self-defense, was cleared during the Obama administration. Never get in the way of a useful narrative.

Among other things, BLM is using the LGBTQ movement as a blunt instrument:

“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure… foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.”

Families produce independent-minded people, which is why socialists promote sexual anarchy. Marx and his co-author Friedrich Engels denounced families, saying the state should seize and raise children.

The rapidity with which virtually every sizeable institution in America has bent its knee to BLM is stunning. To be fair, most probably think it’s just about racial remonstrance and reforming police procedure, and even love of neighbor and equality before God.

But the call for getting on one’s knees to this movement and parroting their Marxist slogans is anything but sacred. How do Christians, in particular, justify kneeling to anything other than God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ? A few courageous athletes have refused to go along.

For many, fear of man has triumphed over devotion to God. Aided by a relentless media, Democrats have embraced Marxist mob rule while few Republicans other than President Trump have found the courage to call it what it is: un-American and evil.

A final word on Marx. If he had had a glimpse into the murderous misery his philosophy would unleash, would he have shelved his books and spared the world?

Hardly likely. Prof. Kengor shares a line from the heroine in one of Marx’s poems:

“Thus Heaven I’ve forfeited, I know it full well. My soul, once true to God, is chosen for Hell.”

Robert Knight is a OneNewsNow contributor. His latest book is “The Coming Communist Wave: What Happens If the Left Captures All Three Branches of Government”. This column ran originally in The Washington Times.

This column, which was originally published in the Washington Times, is reprinted with permission of the author.

‘Black Lives Matter’ Manifesto Outlines Radical ‘Queer’ Agenda – ‘Disrupt the Nuclear Family Structure’

July 6th, 2020

Pro-LGBTQueer creed aims to “dismantle cisgender privilege … free ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking”

The following is reprinted from the “Black Lives Matter” website in the section, “What We Believe.” Note the sections bolded in red. For those unfamiliar with LGBTQueer activist newspeak, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) defines “cisgender” as follows:

“Refers to a person whose gender identity aligns with the gender and sex assigned at birth (i.e., not a transgender man/woman). Colloquially shortened to “cis” or combined as cis woman or cis man. The word cisgender distinguishes without assuming that cisgender is the neutral or normal state.”

In other words, “cisgender” is the Sexual Left’s term to designate normalcy, i.e., from a gender perspective, one who is not aberrant (say, a biological female who lives and acts like the woman she is). Note that the NLGJA, which curiously bills itself as a mere professional organization–as opposed to a powerful, LGBTQ-activist force within the dominant liberal media–takes pains to assert that just because “cisgender” people act normally, we are not to assume that they are indeed normal.

In order to mainstream sex-and-gender perversion, new, “queer-friendly” words like cisgender and heteronormative must be created to stigmatize what, in a healthy society, is natural and normal. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org; @PeterLaBarbera

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From the Black Lives Matter website:

What We Believe

Four years ago, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organize. It started out as a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

In the years since, we’ve committed to struggling together and to imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive.

Black Lives Matter began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Our intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities. The impetus for that commitment was, and still is, the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on us by the state.

Enraged by the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman, and inspired by the 31-day takeover of the Florida State Capitol by POWER U and the Dream Defenders, we took to the streets. A year later, we set out together on the Black Lives Matter Freedom Ride to Ferguson, in search of justice for Mike Brown and all of those who have been torn apart by state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Forever changed, we returned home and began building the infrastructure for the Black Lives Matter Global Network, which, even in its infancy, has become a political home for many.

Ferguson helped to catalyze a movement to which we’ve all helped give life. Organizers who call this network home have ousted anti-Black politicians, won critical legislation to benefit Black lives, and changed the terms of the debate on Blackness around the world. Through movement and relationship building, we have also helped catalyze other movements and shifted culture with an eye toward the dangerous impacts of anti-Blackness.

These are the results of our collective efforts.

The Black Lives Matter Global Network is as powerful as it is because of our membership, our partners, our supporters, our staff, and you. Our continued commitment to liberation for all Black people means we are continuing the work of our ancestors and fighting for our collective freedom because it is our duty.

Every day, we recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported.

We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities.

We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people.

We intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.

We are unapologetically Black in our positioning. In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a prerequisite for wanting the same for others.

We see ourselves as part of the global Black family, and we are aware of the different ways we are impacted or privileged as Black people who exist in different parts of the world.

We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.

We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.

We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.

We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.

We practice empathy. We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.

We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.

We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).

We cultivate an intergenerational and communal network free from ageism. We believe that all people, regardless of age, show up with the capacity to lead and learn.

We embody and practice justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another.

VIDEO: Sen. Josh Hawley Leads Charge Against SCOTUS Bostock Decision that Radically Redefines 1964 Civil Rights Act to Enforce Homosexual and Transgender ‘Rights’

June 18th, 2020

“Represents the end of the conservative legal project as we know it,” says Senator.

Dear AFTAH Readers:

Well, it looks like American social conservatives have a new leader in that moral and dysfunctional cesspool we call “Washington, D.C.” His name is Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri). On Monday (June 15, 2020), the U.S. Supreme Court blind-sided the Right by delivering an abominable miscarriage of jurisprudence, Bostock v. Clayton County, GA–its 6-3 majority achieved by the treacherous votes of two now-EX-“originalists,” Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts. Both were appointed by Republican Presidents (Gorsuch by President Trump and Roberts by George W. Bush) and were heralded by conservatives during their judicial confirmation hearings as future judges who would “interpret the law, not make laws.”

So much for that. It turns out that judges, like so many politicians, lie, dissemble, or at least “grow” (“progressively” speaking) after winning their lifetime seat on the august court. Bostock hands the LGBTQueer lobby a huge “legislative” victory, to quote Sen. Hawley. Unless checked by real legislators and We the People, it will certainly lead to a cascade of social-engineering tyranny in the name of “gay” and “trans” “equality” [see Justice Alito’s devastating dissent, beginning p. 44].

We expected to be sold out by Mr. “Balls and Strikes” himself, Roberts, after his inexplicable 2012 SCOTUS vote upholding ObamaCare as a “tax.” But Gorsuch’s descent into contorted, liberal legal “reasoning” (bereft of actual reason and common sense) stunned everyone. For goodness’ sake, no lawmaker had even heard of “transgender” in 1964. But the dominant media, now the most powerful branch of the LGBTQ movement, loves Bostock, and even more so because it signals conservative legal acquiescence to the Gay/Trans Revolution.

Above is Sen. Hawley’s outstanding response on the Senate floor (June 17) to this pseudo-textualist apostasy. I wonder: why isn’t our President speaking like this, and why did so many “conservative” Republicans on Capitol Hill run for cover rather than defend core principles like Hawley? — Peter LaBarbera, Americans For Truth; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

Homosexual Activist Dan Savage Wishes COVID-19 Infection on President Trump in Tweet

May 8th, 2020
Above tweet by homosexual activist, sex columnist and pornographer Dan Savage “hopes” that President Donald Trump is infected with the Wuhan COVID-19 virus. Savage plays off a CNN story about Trump’s person valet who tested positive for the virus. The CNN report states that it raises “concerns about the President’s possible exposure to the virus.” Savage tweets that “concerns” should be replaced with “hopes.” AFTAH added the arrow in the graphic above. To view Savage’s original tweet on his Twitter feed, go HERE. To view a tweeted response by AFTAH’s Peter LaBarbera, go HERE.

From Twitter – Homosexuality: Just Wrong Behavior that Can Be Overcome

April 25th, 2020

Charlene Cothran of The Evidence Ministry.

Folks, I am active on Twitter as one of the few advocates willing to take on the powerful LGBTQueer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) movement, directly and unapologetically. Here below is a tweet I just posted that captures the essence of what this issue is really about–i.e., minus the media hype and “progressive” myths.

The photo is of Charlene Cothran, a former “gay” activist and LGBT publisher who accepted Jesus Christ and left lesbianism many years ago. Charlene is shown speaking at the very first Americans For Truth banquet in 2007, where she shared the amazing story of how the Lord worked in her life. Please go to her website, The Evidence Ministry, and support Charlene’s important work.

Please click HERE on my Twitter feed to read the hateful responses to this tweet and others like it. Twitter’s activist population is heavily tilted to the left, and many of them simply despise Christians, especially those willing to defend God’s truth about sexual morality.

I could fill a very large book with all the “#GayHate” tweets that have come my way since joining Twitter in 2009. (A lot of them smear me as a closeted homosexual–a lie they can’t seem to stop repeating.) But I’m glad I’m there along with a few others representing time-tested morality, sexual sanity, and hopefully, in my own flawed way, Jesus, whose love and forgiveness all of us sinners desperately need, whether we admit it or not. God bless. — Peter LaBarbera. AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera 

P.S. If you would like to find the peace of God that Charlene did when she turned her life over to Christ, visit this page to hear the “Good News” of the free gift of salvation, told by the late Billy Graham.

Queer Quote – Yale Prof Michael Warner: Alfred Kinsey’s ‘Unreliable, Exaggerated’ Data Helped Normalize Aberrant Sex

April 23rd, 2020

By Peter LaBarbera, April 23, 2020

Michael Warner is a Yale University professor and progressive “queer” theorist/activist who has been at war with the concept of “normal” for many years. In his book, “The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life” (The Free Press: 1999), he writes about the influence of recklessly corrupt yet groundbreaking “sexologist” Alfred Kinsey. The latter’s 1948 book, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male,” has in recent decades been exposed by Judith Reisman and others as the junkiest of “junk science” (it even contains heinous “data”  from a child molester documenting his crimes against children—see photo of Table 34 at bottom):

Warner writes:

“More than anyone else, Alfred Kinsey was able to exploit the confusion at the heart of normal. One of his most dramatic points was that nonnormative sexual activities are, in fact, the statistical norm. Using his (admittedly unreliable) figures for things like extramarital sex and same-sex encounters, he calculated that 95 percent of the male population had committed some illicit sexual activities punishable by law…. Kinsey almost certainly exaggerated these figures, if only inadvertently through his irregular sampling. Yet the cataclysmic cultural impact of his study depended less on any of his numbers than on his central point about the contradictory idea of the normal. The idea of normal sexuality, he argued, is too distorted by moralism to be an accurate picture of normal behavior, and if people really were willing to accept behavior norms as normal, then their sexual morality would have to be radically different.”

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Postscript 1) Warner’s elevation at Yale, which was founded by Christian believers in 1701 for the promulgation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is a testimony itself to the triumph of abnormality in American institutions, mostly due to the Left’s relentless pro-perversion activism. Put another way, he embodies the erosion of Judeo-Christian (biblical) norms that invariably comes when a nation strays from its more godly heritage.

Postscript 2) Although Warner is a “sex-positive” radical who is ideologically on the LGBTQueer left, he is regrettably accurate when it comes to the triumph of moral relativism. Most Americans now possess ideas of what is “normal” (and also “moral”) that not only conflict with historic and biblical norms, but also with widely-accepted sexual standards from just a few decades ago. Of course, this applies to the revolutionary “normalization” of homosexuality—look at Gallup’s annual poll on Americans’ attitudes toward homosexual behavior: from 57 percent of Americans who said homosexual “relations [sex] between consenting adults” should NOT be legal in 1986, to 73 percent in who said it SHOULD be legal in 2019, just 33 years later.

Another example is porn-inspired sex acts: anti-porn advocates, both feminists and social conservatives, have observed that the mainstreaming and proliferation of pornography has changed expectations of sexual behavior for younger men and women. This has led to the “normalizing” of unnatural acts that are common in porn, like anal sodomy (anal sex), among straights–which I presume Warner applauds. Such deviant practices are in turn celebrated in pop culture and taught as an acceptable sexual option to children through liberalized sex-ed in schools, and the downward moral spiral continues.

Child Molestation “Data”? The above is a photo-copy of Table 34 in groundbreaking “sexologist” Alfred Kinsey’s 1948 book, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.” Note the timing of manipulated “orgasms” of children, ranging from a 5-month-old toddler to a 14 year-old.

Video: ‘Dark Agenda’ Author David Horowitz Discusses Left’s War on Christian America

April 22nd, 2020

This excellent speech a year ago by former leftist David Horowitz is worth 50 minutes of your time. If you’re like me, you will learn a lot of things you probably should have known–such as the short, innocuous prayer that was part of the Supreme Court’s 1962 ruling (Engel v. Vitale) stripping prayer from our public schools. Enjoy. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.

To order Horowitz’s book, “Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America,” go HERE. To go to the website for the David Horowitz Freedom Center (School for Political Warfare), go HERE. For his Front Page Mag website, go HERE.

LaBarbera, Mefferd Discuss FDA’s Sudden Change in Gay Blood Donation Policy

April 21st, 2020

Folks, I was interviewed Monday as a guest on on Christian talk show host Janet Mefferd’s program, “Janet Mefferd Today.” We discussed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) surprise move to reduce the deferral time for blood donations from “men who have sex with men” from one year to three months–justified as necessary due to blood shortages during the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is a separate SoundCloud link to the program, or just use the link below:

Here is Janet’s description of the program:

Why has the FDA fast-tracked the ability of homosexual men to donate blood during the coronoavirus pandemic, and what are the real health risks? Plus: Franklin Graham fires back after taking constant flak from Leftists who criticize the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in New York. Their reason? Graham has a biblical view of homosexuality. I’ll talk about it all with Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. That and more on Monday’s JANE MEFFERD TODAY.

The Republican homosexual activist group Log Cabin Republicans quickly boasted that it had worked with allies within the Trump administration for the change, but in one of his daily COVID-19 pressers, Trump said he did not even know about the new policy.

Veteran observers will remember that it was President Obama’s FDA that ushered in a radical change for homosexual male blood donations in 2015, reducing the FDA policy from a de facto lifetime ban to a one-year deferral. 

Now that one-year deferral becomes just three months and, predictably, neither the Log Cabin Republicans nor any other LGBTQueer lobby group is satisfied. All are demanding no deferral time on “MSM” blood donations at all, in the name of “equality” and “ending discrimination.”

The FDA change requires a post-coronavirus review. The FDA’s special policy is made necessary by the high-risk sexual behaviors engaged in by “men who have sex with men”–behaviors that have historically made homosexual men vastly disproportionately affected by STDs, especially HIV, compared to the rest of the population. AFTAH will examine this rushed policy liberalization in depth in coming posts.–Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org

Radical Washington State ‘SeXXX Ed’ Bill–Pushed by Two Lesbian Democrats–Signed into Law by Gov. Inslee

April 20th, 2020

Repeal effort underway as concerned parents mobilize


Say No to Planned Parenthood “SeXXX Ed”: Pro-family Washington State citizens descend on the capitol building in Olympia to voice their strong objection to Senate Bill 5395, the “comprehensive SeXXX ed bill,” on March 2, 2020. In late March, the bill was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee (D). An effort is underway to repeal it by referendum; see this “Informed Parents of Washington” Facebook page. Photo: Mary Locke.

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Dear AFTAH Readers:

The “progressive,” pro-LGBTQ, “comprehensive sex education” agenda is harmful to the very children it purports to help and protect. On March 27, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed into law Senate Bill 5395, which critics have labeled the “Comprehensive “SeXXX Ed” Bill, and which has generated some of the largest protests ever seen in the capital, Olympia (see photo above).

Two openly homosexual, pro-Planned Parenthood Democratic lawmakers, Sen. Claire Wilson and Speaker Laurie Jinkins, were key sponsors of the bill, which was passed in partisan, Democrat-led votes over the objections of tens of thousands of concerned Washington citizens. Here is an excellent piece on Senate Bill 5395 by Seattle conservative talk show host Todd Herman, who occasionally subs for Rush Limbaugh.

A growing coalition of citizens has formed to fight SB 5395, led mostly by outraged moms and dads, and grandparents who cannot believe what “comprehensive,” “age-appropriate” sex-ed means to the the “progressives” who dominate sexual ed and diversity programs in Washington (and across the country). See the “Informed Parents of Washington” Facebook page HERE

Pro-family advocate Mary Locke, a MassResistance activist who has done yeoman’s work alerting others to the leftist educational extremism in her state, wrote this letter to her local newspaper, the Federal Way Mirror; as of press time it had yet to be printed.

Parents across the nation are waking up to the threat of radical sex-ed agendas and pro-LGBTQueer indoctrination in schools. Hopefully it is not too late to turn this around and restore common sense and respect for time-tested morality. Take Action: Go HERE to learn more about the referendum to repeal SB 5395. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; Twitter: @PeterLaBarbera

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Children Are on the Front Lines of a Raging Culture War

By Mary Locke

Thanks a lot, Washington state DEMOCRATS! You handed the pornographic sexxx ed bill 5395 to Governor Jay Inslee. This was a party line vote.

No Republican voted to mandate Seattle-style sexxx ed.

Homosexuals Claire Wilson, Democrat State Senator/30th district and House Speaker and Democrat Laurie Jinkins have now MANDATED their warped sense of sexuality on the public-school children of Washington State.

Wilson, Jinkins and all the Democrat leaders of this state need to take off their rainbow-colored goggles and look at the potential damage they have just set in motion.

Wilson and Speaker Jinkins and all Democrats get copious amounts of campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Planned Parenthood is also the biggest beneficiary of “their bill,” 5395 sexxx ed.

Planned Parenthood is mentioned over 50 times in the Sexxx ed curriculum’s “FLASH and KNOW.”

Follow the money.

Planned Parenthood donates to Democrats. Democrats pass a radical sexxx ed law. Planned Parenthood then gets a steady stream of customers.

The approved curriculum promotes fornication and homosexuality, therefore children are told they need birth control and abortions. And Planned Parenthood is right there for the kids.

So, children grades K-12, will have to navigate the sexxx ed grooming that has been approved. Linda Harvey summarized this cultural struggle: “Children are on the front lines of a raging culture war.” Traditional Christians are losing the battle.

Mary Locke,

Federal Way, WA

Audio: LaBarbera Slams Pete Buttigieg’s Defiant ‘Gay Christianity’ as ‘Big Lie’

February 12th, 2020

In “Crosstalk” interview, AFTAH president questions why conservatives are so reluctant to criticize candidate’s homosexuality and deceptive theology

Former South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg kisses his “husband,” Chasten, at an April 2019 campaign event.

Dear Readers,

I had the opportunity to appear as a guest on VCY America’s “Crosstalk” program Monday, and had a wide-ranging discussion on the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisesxual, Transgender, Queer) with host Jim Schneider. You can listen to it HERE or click the link below. We had a wide-ranging discussion but I honed in on the candidacy of former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg and his “gay Christian” propaganda.

We will have a lot more to say about “Mayor Pete,” as the media so affectionately call him, but the gist of what I said on Crosstalk is that Buttigieg is a phony of the highest order, yet a dangerous propagandist for the homosexual movement. Above is a photo of him kissing his “husband,” Chasten. Though the media and the Left (and even many “conservatives”) champion Buttigieg according to the Left’s corrupted “civil rights” narrative, his bid for presidential power represents an immense assault on morality–teaching all the wrong lessons to a public already deeply confused by LGBTQ propaganda.

Click this link to listen:

https://sermonaudio.com/solo/vcyamerica/sermons/210202222244492/

Prager to ‘Amoral’ Christianity Today: This Is Why I Support Donald Trump

January 1st, 2020

This December 24 article by conservative talk show hosts Dennis Prager was reprinted by Charisma Magazine and other other sites. Like so many of us, Prager was outraged by the Dec. 19 Christianity Today editorial calling for the impeachment of President Trump, in the name of Christian morality.

Prager is not a Christian. I am. And I can say that this sanctimonious piece by CT‘s outgoing editor-in-chief, Mark Galli, epitomizes how inept, naive, arrogant and unthinking believers can be when it comes to politics. Galli essentially calls into question evangelical believers’ commitment to Jesus Christ if they support Trump: “Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior.” Yep, but can we also consider the worldview of most of Trump’s Democratic foes?: radically pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-socialist (to one degree or another), pro-illegal-alien, anti-religious-freedom. And missing from the CT piece is the entire context of Trump’s presidency: how has been hounded by a cabal of Deep State Obama holdovers using dirty and treacherous tactics from BEFORE he was president.

Liberalism corrupts religion like it does everything else, but the good news here is that the overwhelming majority of Christians won’t care one wit about Christianity Today‘s short-sighted scolds on November 3, 2020, when they cast their ballots. In fact, Trump’s backers are now resistant to leftist media bias, which only motivates them to support Trump more fervently. That includes politically correct bias from an unlikely source, like the once-soul-winning magazine founded by the late Billy Graham himself. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH.org

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CT’s Editorial Confirms One of the Sadder Realizations of My Life

By Dennis Prager, Dec. 25, 2019

The editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, Mark Galli, wrote an editorial calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

In my view, this editorial only serves to confirm one of the sadder realizations of my life: that religious conviction guarantees neither moral clarity nor common sense.

The gist of the editorial — and of most religious and conservative opposition to President Trump — is that any good the president has done is dwarfed by his character defects.

This is an amoral view that says more about Galli than it does about the president. He and the people who share his opinion are making the following statement: No matter how much good this president does, it is less important than his character flaws.

Why is this wrong?

First, because it devalues policies that benefit millions of people.

And second, because it is a simplistic view of character.

I do not know how to assess a person’s character — including my own — outside of how one’s actions affect others. Since I agree with almost all of President Trump’s actions as president and believe they have positively affected millions of people, I have to conclude that as president, Trump thus far has been a man of particularly good character.

Of course, if you think his policies have harmed millions of people, you will assess his character negatively. But that is not what never-Trump conservatives or Christians such as the Christianity Today editor-in-chief argue. They argue that his policies have indeed helped America (and even the world), but this fact is far less significant than his character.

In the words of Galli: “(I)t’s time to call a spade a spade, to say that no matter how many hands we win in this political poker game, we are playing with a stacked deck of gross immorality and ethical incompetence.”

This rhetorical sleight of hand reflects poorly on Galli’s intellectual and moral honesty.

Galli and every other Christian and conservative opponent of the president believe their concerns are moral, and that the president’s Christian and other conservative supporters are political.

This is simply wrong.

I and every other supporter of the president I know support him for moral reasons, not to win a “political poker game.” Galli’s view is purely self-serving; he’s saying, “We Christian and other conservative opponents of the president think in moral terms, while Christian and other conservative supporters of the president think in political terms.”

So, permit me to inform Galli and all the other people who consider themselves conservative and/or Christian that our support for the president is entirely moral.

— To us, putting pressure on the Iranian regime — one of the most evil and dangerous regimes on Earth — by getting out of the Iran nuclear deal made by former President Barack Obama is a moral issue. Even New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, who loathes Trump, has written how important the president’s rejection of the Obama-Iran agreement has been.

— To us, enabling millions of black Americans to find work — resulting in the lowest black unemployment rate ever recorded — is a moral issue.

— To us, more Americans than ever being employed and almost 4 million Americans freed from reliance on food stamps is a moral issue.

— To us, appointing more conservative judges than any president in history — over the same period of time — is a moral issue. That whether the courts, including the Supreme Court, are dominated by the left or by conservatives is dismissed by Galli as “political poker” makes one question not only Galli’s moral thinking but also his moral theology.

— To us, moving the American embassy to Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem — something promised by almost every presidential candidate — is a moral issue, not to mention profoundly courageous. And courage is a moral virtue.

— To us, increasing the U.S. military budget — after the severe cuts of the previous eight years — is a moral issue. As conservatives see it, the American military is the world’s greatest guarantor of world peace.

Yet, none of these things matter to Galli and other misguided Christians and conservatives. What matters more to them is Trump’s occasional crude language and intemperate tweets, what he said about women in a private conversation and his having committed adultery.

Regarding adultery, that sin is for spouses and God to judge. There is no connection between marital sexual fidelity and moral leadership. I wish there were. And as regards the “Access Hollywood” tape, every religious person, indeed every thinking person, should understand that there is no connection between what people say privately and their ability to be a moral leader. That’s why I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal 20 years ago defending Hillary Clinton when she was charged with having privately expressed anti-Semitic sentiments.

That the editor of Christianity Today thinks the president’s personal flaws, whatever they might be, are more important than all the good he has done for conservatives, for Christians, for Jews, for blacks and for America tells us a lot … about Galli and the decline of Christian moral thought.

Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, published by Regnery in May 2019, is “The Rational Bible,” a commentary on the book of Genesis. His film, “No Safe Spaces,” comes to theaters fall 2019. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com.


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