You go back to the Pilgrims - and so many groups after the Pilgrims that came to America seeking to avoid persecution for being Christians and just holding Christian beliefs, you would find it hard to belief that now we’re 180 degrees from that, and now Christians are the only people that it is politically correct to persecute.
Yasmine Taeb reports,
In a post for ThinkProgress last month, I discussed how a tightly-knit group of anti-Islam activists and organizations in the United States are in fact collaborating with and at times funding similar discriminatory and bigoted elements in Europe.
In a recent apt example, notorious anti-Islam and far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders has announced he will be addressing members of Congress at two events later this month. Wilders, who has called for a ban on the Qur’an, the construction of new mosques, and Muslim headscarves, boasted on his blog of his invitation to the United States by members of Congress. His invitees are none other than far-right congressmen Steve King (R-IA), known for his vociferous anti-immigrant stances, and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), infamous for his House floor tirades about “terror babies” and claims that “radical Islamists” are pretending to be Hispanics to come to the United States. The trans-Atlantic alliance is in fact a match made in heaven, as Wilders’ conspiratorial and xenophobic views align well with the extreme right fringe of the Republican Party.
Write to your Congressmen and demand that they condemn this man’s anti Muslim bigotry.
Morgan Whitaker exposes where wingnuts are getting their “information” on “the evil, un-American, Kenyan, Marxist Muslim” Obama. This story is about a year old, but its still relevant today.
Figures of President Barack Obama with the word “Hoax” are on display at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington on February 10, 2011. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
David Jackson, of Belmont, NC, does not like President Obama. He doesn’t like much of anything President Obama does. But he thinks the president has done a great many things that in fact never happened.
MSNBC Contributor Jonathan Capehart traveled to Belmont shortly after Sen. Ted Cruz’s pseudo-filibuster to gauge public opinion of the Affordable Care Act as the health insurance exchanges were about to open.
That’s where he met David Jackson, who shared his thoughts on Obamacare (he hates it) and Obama (likewise). Many of the claims Jackson made were almost astonishing in their inaccuracy, but in almost all cases, they can be traced back to some of the biggest names in the right-wing media sphere.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the sources of Jackson’s firmly-held beliefs.
An upcoming anti-gay screed that is awash in paranoia and Christian Persecution Syndrome features a Who’s Who among religious right wingnuts (particularly Pseudo Historian David Barton), but it also features two Republican Presidential hopefuls for 2016 - Mike Huckabee, and Rand “Vaccinations can cause Mental Illness” Paul.
And for comic relief, it also features GOHMERT!
Today, Faith 2 Action’s Janet Porter sent out an email to activists excitedly announcing that she is finishing up editing a new anti-gay documentary that she intends to release at the National Religious Broadcaster’s Convention in Nashville at the end of this month.
Porter, who was a longtime Religious Right activist and radio host until she lost her program due to her increasing radicalism only to re-emerge as an anti-abortion activist and right-wing social media entrepreneur, has brought together a who’s who of hardline anti-gay activists, members of Congress, and presidential hopefuls for her film entitled “Light Win: How To Overcome The Criminalization Of Christianity.”
Among the participants are Rep. Steve King, Rep. Trent Franks, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Sen. Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, David Barton, James Dobson, Mat Staver, Phyllis Schlafly, Scott Lively, Alveda King, Brian Camenker, Frank Pavone, Robert Knight, John Stemberger, and, of course, Porter herself, who can been seen walking around in the woods with a lantern, warning that gay activists are seeking to turn Christians into criminals:
Feel the love! David Ferguson reports.
On Tuesday, Tea Party favorite Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) posted video of far-right Christian pastor Robert Jeffress delivering the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The controversial pastor was reportedly there in Washington at Gohmert’s request.
Jeffress is the head of First Baptist Church, a megachurch located in Dallas. In the past, the outspoken evangelical has called Mormonism a cult, creating waves during Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s presidential run in 2012.
And off course, we can be certain that Louie Gohmert defends all of this.
Miranda Blue talks about a meeting on Capital Hill where some top Republican congressmen lent their support to a notorious anti Muslim hate group. No surprise, Louie Terror Babies Gohmert was there.
ACT for America, the anti-Muslim group run by Brigitte Gabriel, held a legislative briefing on Capitol Hill today where it was joined by Republican members of Congress including Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam, and Arkansas Sen. John Boozman.
Gabriel posted pictures on Facebook and Twitter of Boozman, Bachmann and Gohmert speaking and of Roskam receiving the group’s “Patriot Award.” Duncan tweeted that he was planning on speaking to the gathering. Gabriel wrote that she had planned on presenting another award to Sen. Ted Cruz, but that he was unable to attend.
Secretary Kerry stands for those who support the destruction of Israel. He should not be speaking for this nation. He needs to stand down before he brings judgment against us.
In today’s episode of Life with GOHMERT!, Loveable Louie calls for the poor to have “skin in the game”:
“What if you’re so poor that the only money you have is what the government gives you? I wondered, isn’t that wasting money, you give it and you take it back?” Gohmert pondered. “No that gives you an investment in the country and we need that.”
More: Gohmert: Raise Taxes on the Poor
UPDATE: You can see the entire speech - which probably typifies The Wonderful World of GOHMERT! as much as anything else - below: