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Friday, August 31, 2012

Me and My "Corporate Wife"

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2012, 12:45 PM

A hamfisted Juan Williams said Ann Romney during her RNC speech looked like a "corporate wife," which led one of my FB friends to ask how my "beautiful corporate wife" Nancy "is doing."

My response:

She's having her nails done, back by pool no. 2., which is next to the tennis courts and outdoor theatre.

Tomorrow, we join Clint Eastwood at the "Make My Day" self-improvement center for more target practice.

Saturday, we're over at the Kants to demolish a few tacky intellectual slums . . . maybe replace them with groundwork for a shining city on a hill.

Ahem, Williams wasn't guilty of imposing upon Mrs. Romney rather outworn stereotypes about the "rich," blondes, faithful mothers, and life outside of Template Obamaville, was he?

Surely, everybody knows that blondes have more fun because they have more brains.

University Upholds Regnerus Study Finding Children Do Better With Straight Parents

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2012, 10:07 AM

Kathleen Gilbert reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

A Texas university has determined that “no formal investigation is warranted” against a professor who published a rigorous study this summer finding that children of heterosexual parents fare better in many respects than children of homosexual parents.

The University of Texas at Austin announced this week it would not pursue allegations against associate sociology professor Mark Regnerus [regarding] an article published in the journal Social Science Research in July.

The announcement came in response to LGBT activist and blog author Scott Rosenweig, who had accused Regnerus of crafting a study “designed so as to be guaranteed to make gay people look bad, through means plainly fraudulent and defamatory,” and of “harbor[ing] anti-gay prejudices” because he is Catholic.

Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat
Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children's View
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Video: Clint Eastwood at Republican National Convention

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2012, 08:54 AM

Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention last night was "more Jimmy Stewart than Harry Callhan," writes Aaron Goldstein at American Spectator.

"I think this makes up for the Super Bowl ad although I never believed for a moment he supported President Obama or that his particpation in the ad was an endorsement of the President," says Goldstein.

"Tonight removed all doubt as to where Josey Wales stands."

Watch Eastwood's speech here.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yahoo's Chalian on ABC Webcast: Romneys "Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown"

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2012, 06:10 AM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart.com

ABC News reached out to Breitbart News to name the man heard mocking the Romneys during this ABC News livecast: David Chalian . . . of Yahoo! News.

Chalian is a former political director with ABC News, but according to ABC News has no association with the network now.

In this audio, the now-fired Chalian says the Romneys "are happy to have a party when Black people drown."

Says Nolte: This is "a look at the black, bitter, bitter, ugly and biased souls of our corrupt media."

Not to mention, the formerly mainstream media's "desperate politcal agenda."

Formerly Mainstream Media vs. Shooting at Family Research Council
CNN Star Caught Reading Liberal Blog on Air
"Objective" Journalism and the Formerly Mainstream Media

Video Evidence of Islamic Crucifixion

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2012, 05:32 AM

Michael Carl reports at WND:

There’s shocking new evidence from the Middle East of crucifixion by Muslims, this time of a “spy” in Yemen who allegedly was accused of U.S. sympathies.

Embedded in this story is an "extremely graphic" video of the crucified "spy" in Yemen. Here is the video at MRC TV. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Author of "The Pink Swastika": The Strange, Strange Story of "Gay Fascism" Deniers

By Rick Pearcey • August 29, 2012, 10:29 AM

Dr. Scott Lively writes at WND:

Now, I have a special interest in this article ["The Strange, Strange Story of Gay Fascists," at HuffPo] because I am the co-author, along with Orthodox Jewish researcher Kevin E. Abrams of The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, which makes a nearly identical claim, but one backed with nearly 400 pages of documentation.

What I find most interesting about Hari’s article is that it has garnered virtually no opposition.

The few comments on the HuffPo page are mostly benign, and if you do a search on Hari’s name you find not a single suggestion that his article constitutes “Holocaust revisionism” or that he, himself, is a “homophobic bigot.”

That’s very strange, because I’ve been called both a revisionist and a bigot for writing The Pink Swastika.

Indeed, the Southern Poverty Law Center (that legendary beacon of fair-mindedness) has labeled me a “hate group” for writing it (though they refuse to publicly debate me on the issue). . . .

"Gay" Totalitarianism
Fascism Is Back

HuffPo: "The Strange, Strange Story of Gay Fascists"

By Rick Pearcey • August 29, 2012, 09:56 AM

In October 2008, homosexual Johann Hari wrote at the Huffington Post:

The news that Jorg Haider -- the Austrian fascist leader -- spent his final few hours in a gay bar with a hot blond has shocked some people. It hasn't shocked me.

This is a taboo topic for a gay left-wing man like me to touch, but there has always been a weird, disproportionate overlap between homosexuality and fascism. Take a deep breath; here goes. . . . 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Atlantic Defends "Evil Hook-Up" Culture

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2012, 02:07 PM

In an explicit article titled "Boys on the Side," Hanna Rosen writes in The Atlantic:

America has unseated the Scandinavian countries for the title of Easiest Lay. We are, in the world’s estimation, a nation of prostitutes. And not even prostitutes with hearts of gold.

Is that so bad?

In Rosen's view, not only is this not "so bad," it's progress -- female progress. 

Unplugging the Chevy Volt

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2012, 08:37 AM

Amid news that GM (Government Motors) is suspending the production of the Chevy Volt, this:

The Volt was launched as GM’s car of the future. That future never came. . . . GM cannot get consumers to buy a vehicle that plugs in like a toaster.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Giant "Pro-Choice" Vaginas Greet Republican Convention

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2012, 06:34 PM

"Giant, walking vaginas have descended upon the Republican National Convention," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Question is: How about some giant dismembered baby body parts to go along with your nifty giant vaginas, girls?

I didn't think so.

Meanwhile, said the fetus: Mommy, please keep your choices off my body.

Death Wish: Hollywood's Ellen Barkin Wants Hurricane Isaac to Drown Republicans

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2012, 05:51 PM

Ms. Barkin shares her retweeted sentiment (in reply to "HighwayStarr"):

C'mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC

Atheism+: The New New Atheists

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2012, 12:00 PM

"This new movement has an energy that makes it hard to ignore," booms the New Statesman.

But before you drink that last drop of atheistic Kool-Aid, note that "a number of incidents have served to crystallise the sense that all is not right in the world of unbelief."

That would be incidents involving females. For example:

Most notoriously, there was "Elevatorgate", an late-night incident in a lift during an atheist conference in Dublin during which the blogger Rebecca Watson was propositioned. Her subsequent public complaint about the man's behaviour and sexual harassment within the Skeptic movement drew criticism from Richard Dawkins himself and fuelled an ugly flame war. She received, and continues to receive, rape and death threats. 

And then there's the unfortunate aftermath of "boobquake," which made Atheism+ creator Jean McCreight wake up, from her elevatorist slumbers, as it were.  

"The first item on the Atheism+ agenda, then, is a cleansing one," forewarns New Statesman

"McCreight herself says: 'We need to recognize that there’s still room for self-improvement and to address the root of why we’ve been having these problems in atheism and skepticism.'"

Another female, Greta Christina, "has gone so far as to devise a checklist of goals to which atheist organisations should aspire, including anti-harassment policies and ensuring diversity among both members and invited speakers. 'To remember that not all atheists look like Richard Dawkins.'"

Saturday, August 25, 2012

YouTube: "When I Grow Up, I Want to Be a Crony"

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2012, 03:16 PM

Watch this terrific video now.

It is produced by "Crony Chronicles." 

Think of it as "Dreams From My Corrupt Washington-Centric Federal Government."

In my view, this is one of the best political videos produced in years.

"America's Bible Challenge" Debuts as GSN's No. 1 Show of All Time

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2012, 02:33 PM

From the GSN Pressroom

GSN’s highly anticipated original series The American Bible Challenge garnered the network’s highest delivery in its 17-year history with 2.3 million total viewers for the night and 1.7 million total viewers for its series premiere at 8 pm ET on Thursday, August 23rd.

The American Bible Challenge outperformed the previous record by over half a million viewers and solidified itself as a destination program by posting triple-digit gains from its strong lead-in across all demos (“Family Feud” hosted by Steve Harvey). . . . 

“The best-selling book of all time is now GSN’s most-viewed program of all time, which proves that consumers are yearning for fun, family-friendly entertainment,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, GSN. “We are incredibly proud of this show and are happy that it connected with so many viewers.”

"America, a heavily-Christian nation, is clearly friendly to Bible-based content," Billy Hallowell writes at The Blaze. "This very well may be what drove the show’s initial success. Mixing the world’s most popular book with a game show format -- and adding in [Jeff] Foxworthy as a host -- has, thus far, proven a recipe for success." 

Shock! WPost Says Bible Game Show "Dull" 
Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes

Friday, August 24, 2012

Shock! WPost Says Bible Game Show "Dull"

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2012, 01:10 PM

For what it's worth, Hank Stuever writes:

GSN’s new game show, “The American Bible Challenge,” is just as dull as it sounds, like mandatory fun time at Sunday school, with three teams competing to answer arcane questions about details buried in the verses of the Old and New Testaments. . . . 

But why does this sort of thing have to be dull? For as long as there has been television, there have been pastors, priests, ministers and flocks who have deeply desired to translate the energy and excitement of their beliefs to the secular airwaves. . . . 

And yet, for some reason, church services make for the least exciting programming in all of creation, even when jazzed up with everything from puppets to Christian rock to tears that streak the mascara. The same is true in the music and movie industries -- entertainment is just stubbornly secular.

Rubbish, Mr. Stuever, that is, for example, if you would agree that human sexuality contains significant moments of entertainment. You see, a strong case can be made that sex is God's idea. Sounds kinda "spiritual."

In any case, now that the secularists over at WPost have had their comforting stereotypes dutifully reinforced, it's time for their journalists and other activists to get back to making the world safe for a non-America America (that would be an America alienated from its mainstream definition as given in the Declaration of Independence). 

I will admit that I don't see many gamehows these days. Nevertheless, I do hope "The American Bible Challenge" has a category for "What Obama doesn't know about the Bible." Or, contra Mr. Stuever, a category on how "Biblical Thoughtforms Influenced the Declaration and Constitution."

That concept might have interested King George. I know it's gotten the attention of the secular faithful.

They may tell you that it's an unentertaining, boring concept. Which is why they're always talking about it.

Nancy Pearcey on St. Louis Radio Today

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2012, 10:36 AM

Nancy will appear live today on KFUO radio at 2:30-3:30 pm, Central Time.

She will be discussing her book Saving Leonardo and the new MA program in apologetics at Houston Baptist University, where she is a professor and scholar in residence.

To listen live, go here.

15 Groups to O'Reilly: Drop Radical "Gay" Activist as Commentator on Program

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2012, 07:39 AM

WND reports:

Individuals representing a wide range of pro-family organizations have signed a request to Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly to stop using homosexual activist Wayne Besen as a commentator on his program.

“When Fox News provides a forum to a radical homosexual activist known for employing inflammatory and hateful language in the service of promoting lies, the network becomes complicit in the damage done to the victims of Wayne Besen’s and the SPLC’s smear campaigns,” said the statement signed . . . by Mathew D. Staver of Liberty Counsel, Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern, Diane Gramley of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania and others.

Remove and Replace: “We ask the News Corporation, Fox News, and Bill O’Reilly to find more ethical spokespersons for the liberal view of sexuality. In their infamous Washington Post ad accusing FRC of hateful values, Besen and the SPLC claim that ‘words have consequences.’ Yes, they do. And Besen’s may lead to violence,” WND quotes the statement as saying.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Re: TSA Agents Frisk Elderly Paul Ryan Supporters

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2012, 03:42 PM

Jim Kane writes at Gather.com:

Transportation Security Administration screeners are now being deployed to political events and were spotted patting down senior citizens at a Paul Ryan speech in Florida.

There's more at The Shark Tank, which notes: "We heard that the TSA was going to expand its ummm, ‘reach,’ but to assist in political campaigns is quite the jump in broadening their ‘transportation security horizons'." 

Infowars.com provides context:

As we have previously documented, airport security style checkpoints and inspection procedures are already in place at bus terminals, train stations, and are rapidly being expanded to the streets of America.

Agents have even been spotted roaming around at public events such as sports games and music concerts, and even at high school proms.

The TSA even moved beyond its own borders this summer as agents were dispatched to airports in London for the Olympic Games.

Kane reminds us that "during the 2008 campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama stated, 'We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful' as the United States military. Perhaps the airport screeners are the civilian army he was talking about."

Kane concludes: "It's awful that Americans are becoming so inured to being patted down by creepy TSA screeners. The agency is becoming omnipresent in society. Isn't the Secret Service enough to protect candidates at political rallies?"

As for the Secret Service -- yes, it probably is enough to protect candidates. But what if the purpose of the TSA and similar arms of the federal government is broader? It's an honest question.

Omaba & Co. (which could include any among the Washington-centric establishment, including Republicans) may have calculated that a civilian army is needed to protect the federal government -- from the people.

Especially from those who expect presidents, congressmen, senators, and federal bureaucrats to uphold their oath to respect and protect the Constitution of the United States.

It's an honest consideration. And why we have the 2nd Amendment.

The Founding generation knew about the dangers of overweening control. The Washingtons, Jeffersons, and Madisons understood: The bigger the government, the smaller the people.

They understood the need to safeguard responsible authority so that it does not transmogrify into oppression, which has been the unfortunate norm throughout human history.

So when a 70- or 80-year-old grandmother is frisked by a "civilian army," freedom cries out. Her family, her community, her country come to the rescue.

It's the humane thing, the freedom thing, and the Creator-endowed "unalienable right" thing to do.

Let's hope the TSA isn't there to get in the way.  

From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2012, 02:37 PM

The NYTimes profiles "unbeliever Jerry DeWitt," who converted to atheism "after his 25 years in the ministry."

DeWitt is now executive director of a group called "Recovering From Religion," which "includes at least 100 local chapters scattered across the country, each one typically with 10 to 12 participants," reports the NYTimes. 

I would recommend this profile for any class, church, group, or searching individual who respects the human mind -- so that, among other things, they might a) honestly think through this man's struggles and b) come to appreciate both the appeal but also the intellectual vacuity of atheism.

One would also point out that this former Pentecostal minister did not move from being a "believer" into being an "unbeliever," as the NYTimes puts it. 

That terminology, in such vogue today, in no way bespeaks the realities of such a choice nor the Biblical data respecting the commitment of the whole person to that which is verifiably true regarding God, man, and the cosmos (more at "Christmas Spirit in Space and Time").

This profile strikes me as just the type of article we would have discussed at L'Abri while under the creative leadership of Francis and Edith Schaeffer. 

And if you read the information given in the Gospel data, you will see in there also a rich appreciation of questions, thinking things through, and the rejection of merely mouthing that which is true.

"Human beings were created to think," explains John R.W. Stott in Your Mind Matters, if I may quote from memory. 

Reason is a God-thing. One wonders if Mr. DeWitt's church ever got that memo.

"Report Confirms Egyptian Crucifixions"

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2012, 07:36 AM

WND reports:

An Arabic-language video news report from Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia confirms a WND story about the latest method of attack on Christians in Egypt: crucifixions.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Police: Female Homosexual Faked Attack

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2012, 03:33 PM

AP reports: 

A former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.

Ms. Charlie Rogers "pleaded not guilty," reports Omaha.com.

Sowell Reviews Film "2016: Obama's America"

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2012, 10:30 AM

"I had to sit on a staircase in the balcony, but it was worth it." The official trailer of the film is here.

Megyn Kelly of Fox News interviews Dinesh D'Souza, who is introduced as the co-writer and co-director of 2016.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Richard Dawkins Defends Idea of Having Mistress

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2012, 11:02 AM

And lying about cheating, too.

Liberal Radio: FRC Shooting the Fault of "Gutter Christians" Who "Went Too Far"

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2012, 10:17 AM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com

The “ filthy, degenerate, gutter Christians” at the Family Research Council inspired last week’s shooting by “going too far” with their pro-family activism, according to a nationally syndicated liberal talk show host.

“You filthy, filthy right-wing b——-ds, you’re going too far!” Mike Malloy told his audience last week. “One of these days somebody’s going to go berserk and walk into one of your filthy holes of religious insanity with a gun.”

Switching to a mocking tone, Malloy said, “Oh. I think that happened today.”

Matt Barber: "Southern Poverty" Fanning the Flames of Left-Wing Violence
Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council -- Updates  
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Marine Veteran Involuntarily Detained After Facebook Posts

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2012, 09:50 AM

"A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights," AP reports.

According to AP:

Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI, Secret Service agents and police in Virginia's Chesterfield County questioned him Thursday evening about what they said were ominous posts talking about a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month according to authorities, Raub wrote: "Sharpen my axe; I'm here to sever heads."

Police -- acting under a state law that allows emergency, temporary psychiatric commitments upon the recommendation of a mental health professional -- took Raub to the John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell. He was not charged with any crime.

The Rutherford Institute has "dispatched one of its attorneys to the hospital to represent Raub at a hearing Monday," says AP. "A judge ordered Raub detained for another month, Rutherford executive director John Whitehead said."

"For government officials to not only arrest Brandon Raub for doing nothing more than exercising his First Amendment rights but to actually force him to undergo psychological evaluations and detain him against his will goes against every constitutional principle this country was founded upon," Whitehead said.

Politico: Red States More Charitable

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2012, 09:15 AM

Mackenzie Weinger at Politico reports on a new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Red states give more money than blue states. . . .

The eight states whose residents gave the highest share of their income . . . all backed McCain in 2008. Utah leads charitable giving, with 10.6 percent of income given.

And the least generous states . . . were Obama supporters in the last presidential race. New Hampshire residents gave the least share of their income, the Chronicle stated, with 2.5 percent.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Survey: Pervasive Anti-Religious Hostility in U.S. Irrefutable

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2012, 07:52 AM

PRNewswire announces: 

Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council, two organizations committed to protecting and advancing religious liberty rights in the U.S., have joined to release The Survey of Religious Hostility in America -- a compilation of more than 600 documented incidents of hostility to religion that have occurred in the United States, most of them over the last 10 years. 

The organizations' presidents, Kelly Shackleford and Tony Perkins (Perkins will serve on the Republican platform committee) will present the survey and its findings on Monday, August 20, at 1:00 PM EST during platform week of the Republican National Convention at the Marriott Waterside Hotel, Tampa, FL.

Shackelford said: "America today would be unrecognizable to our Founders. Our First Liberty is facing a relentless onslaught from well-funded and aggressive groups and individuals who are using the courts, Congress, and the vast federal bureaucracy to suppress and limit religious freedom. This radicalized minority is driven by an anti-religious ideology that is turning the First Amendment upside down."

Perkins said: "As dark as this survey is, there is much light. The secularists' agenda only advances when those who love liberty are apathetic. Let this be a call to stand for religious liberty in the U.S. The Obama administration no longer even speaks of freedom of religion; now it is only 'freedom of worship.' This radical departure is one that threatens to make true religious liberty vulnerable, conditional, and limited. This is no accident, and it has huge ramifications."  

Florida School Prayer Order "Blatantly Unconstitutional" 
What Is "Mainstream" America?

Matt Barber: "Southern Poverty" Fanning the Flames of Left-Wing Violence

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2012, 05:57 AM

Matt Barber is an attorney and vice president of Liberty Counsel Action. He writes:

To borrow from President Obama’s Black Nationalist mentor, Jeremiah Wright, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate-baiting chickens “have come home to roost.” The hard-left group has become everything it presumes to expose.

On Wednesday, homosexual activist Floyd Corkins entered the Washington-based Family Research Council (FRC) armed with a gun and a backpack full of ammunition. He also had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches (FRC recently defended the food chain’s COO Dan Cathy for pro-natural marriage statements).

The only thing standing between Corkins and mass murder was FRC facilities manager and security specialist Leo Johnson. As Corkins shouted disapproval for FRC’s “politics,” he shot Johnson who, despite a severely wounded arm, managed to tackle Corkins and disarm him (of course, this is all impossible as it’s illegal in Washington, D.C., to carry a concealed weapon).

Of Johnson’s actions, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said, “The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned.”

I agree.

Upon hearing of Leo’s selfless act of heroism, I was reminded of John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

But according to the SPLC, Leo’s heart is, instead, full of hate. In fact, everyone at FRC is hateful. After all, in 2010 the SPLC, with much fanfare, “officially certified” FRC as a “hate group” for its orthodox Christian positions on marriage and family.

Alongside violence-charged photos of actual hate groups like the Aryan Brotherhood and the KKK, the SPLC lists on its website the decidedly mainstream and always peaceful FRC.

It’s a clever strategy, dishonest and reprehensible though it may be. By juxtaposing FRC and other Christian organizations with violent extremist groups, SPLC has engaged in intellectual sloth at its worst (the organization has repeatedly declined to debate FRC President Tony Perkins over its “hate group” smear).

Rather than debating -- on the merits -- mainstream Christian groups with which it has ideological disagreement, SPLC has chosen, instead, the coward’s way out: demonization and marginalization through false guilt by association.

It’s a scheme not only slimy, but extremely dangerous.

If ever there were a time I’d prefer not to have been right, now is that time. Back in November 2011, I essentially predicted both the FRC shooting and the SPLC’s undeniable complicity therein.

With a column headlined, “Liberal violence rising,” I wrote, “The SPLC’s dangerous and irresponsible (‘hate group’) disinformation campaign can embolden and give license to like-minded, though less stable, left-wing extremists, creating a climate of true hate. Such a climate is ripe for violence.” (If anyone deserves to be taken out -- rationalizes the unbalanced SPLC dupe -- its members of this or that evil “hate group” whom, as he’s been repeatedly told, mean him great harm.)

That was before the fact. After the fact -- one day after the shooting -- Tony Perkins addressed exactly that which I forecast:

“Let me be clear that Floyd Corkins was responsible for firing the shot yesterday,” he told Washington reporters. “But Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organizations hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy.”

The SPLC “should be held accountable for their reckless use of terminology that is leading to the intimidation and what the FBI here has categorized as an act of domestic terrorism.”

Regrettably, Mr. Perkins finds himself in a uniquely credible position to make this charge.

Still, although there remains a vast ideological divide between the SPLC and the tens of millions of Christian Americans represented by the Family Research Council, the Southern Poverty Law Center now finds itself with a brief window of opportunity to both do the right thing and rehabilitate its badly damaged reputation.

To the SPLC, I say this: Your cynical efforts to dehumanize Christians and equate biblical truth to “hate” are working better than I think even you expected. It’s now within your power to right a horrible wrong and restore a sense of peace and security to the rattled folks at FRC. What a gift that would be.

I appeal to your sense of goodwill. This is not a game. Lives are at stake. I know you have good employees (I’ve met some) who believe they’re doing the right thing; so, please, validate that belief. It’s time to remove your metaphorical “hate group” Star of David from mainstream Christian organizations before another of your ideological allies spills blood.

And to homosexual activists and other liberal groups, I say this: Rise above the fray. Let’s come together. Here is something on which even we can agree. Publicly encourage SPLC to lift this veil of fear.

Media, you, too, are on notice. Remember Wednesday’s shooting next time you even think about repeating SPLC’s “hate group” brand while addressing the Christians upon whom it’s tattooed. You also have share in the blame.

SPLC, hear me now: If, God forbid, something like this -- or even worse -- happens in the future and you have yet refused to retract and apologize for your “hate group” propaganda, then your hands will forever be stained with the blood of innocents.

Still, either way, we Christians are commanded to speak the truth of Christ “even unto death.”

FRC will not be deterred. “We’re not going anywhere,” Tony Perkins told reporters Thursday. “We’re not backing up; we’re not shutting up,” he vowed. “We feel that -- we don’t feel, we know [that] we have been called to speak the truth. Speak it in love, but to speak the truth nonetheless -- and we will not be intimidated, we will not be silenced.”

“I was there as [Leo] came to from the anesthesia,” said Perkins, “and I told him, ‘Leo, I want you to know you’re a hero.’ And he thought about it for a minute and he said, ‘You know, this hero business is hard work.’”

Heroes don’t work for “hate groups,” and FRC’s hard work is heroic indeed.

I’m proud to count them my friends.

You should be, too.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood Starts Crucifixions ("Required by the Quran")

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2012, 01:18 PM

Michael Carl reports at WND:

The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of the newly installed President Mohammed Morsi. . . . 

Raymond Ibrahim, a fellow with the Middle East Forum and the Investigative Project on Terrorisim, . . . says the victims can be anyone, including Christians . . . .

Ibrahim said extra brutality is reserved for Christians, but the crucifixions are because of Islamic doctrine and are required by the Quran. . . .

Center for Security Policy Senior Fellow Clare Lopez cited chapter and verse from the Quran to explain crucifixions are not simply normal for Islam, they're demanded.

"Crucifixion is a hadd punishment, stipulated in the Quran, Sura 5:33, and therefore an obligatory part of Shariah," Lopez said.

Obamacare Mentality vs. Homeschool Freedom

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2012, 12:43 PM

Matthew Hennessey writes at First Things:

“It’s a free country” may not continue to resonate with Americans for much longer . . . . 

As Obamacare’s individual mandate was predicated on the notion that costs incurred by an individual but borne by society necessitate government intervention, politicians in this country could easily be convinced -- by, say, teachers unions -- that homeschoolers are no different than the uninsured in the costs they impose on the rest of us.

Doesn’t society suffer if kids aren’t being properly socialized? Don’t institutions suffer if children aren’t being properly educated into citizenship? . . .

The progressive critics of homeschooling are less interested in promoting tolerance than they are in promoting compliance. It’s the freedom that bothers them, not what kids learn or how well they learn it. . . .

If the state appoints itself to guard against indoctrination by parents, who is to protect children from indoctrination by the state?

Hennessey concludes: "A government that can force you to buy health insurance can surely force children into the public school system. When that happens, will we still be a free country?"

Obamacare Mandate: Sterilize 15-Year-Old Girls for Free -- Without Parental Consent

Virginia AG: If Obama Mandate Stands, Gov't "Can Order You to Do Anything"
Obamacare: Antithetical to the Declaration

Dinesh D'Souza: How I Became George Obama's "Brother"

By Rick Pearcey • August 18, 2012, 11:52 AM

Author Dinesh D'Souza writes at FoxNews.com:

George Obama felt he had to call me. He had no one else to call. He reached out to me in his time of need because he felt he couldn’t call on his real life sibling living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. . . .

Obama’s refusal to help George is especially surprising because George doesn’t just live in American-style poverty but rather in Third World poverty.

He lives in a shanty in the Huruma slum in Nairobi. He gets by on a few dollars a month.

Obama also has an aunt named Hawa Auma, his father’s sister, who ekes out a living selling coal on the streets of a small village in Kenya.

She says she would like to have her teeth fixed, but she cannot afford it. Obama hasn’t offered to help her either. 

D'Souza notes that "one of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: 'We are our brother’s keeper.'

"Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help." 

"What’s going on here?," D'Souza asks. "Why is President Obama so hesitant to help family members in need?"

Friday, August 17, 2012

Allen West: Democrats "Afraid" of Black Conservatives

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2012, 11:15 AM

At Newsmax: “They’re afraid of us because there are more of us that are able to stand up on our own and talk about the failures of liberal progressive policies, especially toward the black community,” West said.

“They . . . definitely don’t want to have individuals that can stand up on their own.” 

One might also add that, not only are Black conservatives "bright and clean" (thank you for the stereotype-shattering idea, Joe Biden), but they also can read. And write.

Scariest of all, they can access the U.S. Constitution.

Beyond scariest of all, they can access the Delcaration of Independence. This makes black conservatives very intimidating.

Even more intimidating than a guy with a gold toothie.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Formerly Mainstream Media vs. Shooting at Family Research Council

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2012, 02:30 PM

In its lack of full reporting on the shooting at the pro-family, pro-marriage Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., yesterday, the Formerly Mainstream Media (FMM), excepting ABCNews, continue to earn its well-deserved reputation of allowing left-wing ideology to triumph over inconvenient facts.

As Tim Graham writes at Newsbusters:

ABC was the only broadcast network that offered a full story on the FRC office shooting on Wednesday night. They led with the story and gave it two and a half minutes. None of the network newscasts reported the breaking detail that shooter Floyd Corkins volunteered for six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, adding depth to his political motivation.

Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council -- Updates

America's 1st Black Elected Governor to Biden: "Slavery Is Nothing to Joke About"

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2012, 11:07 AM

From Toby Harnden's blog at the UK Daily Mail:

America’s first black governor has become the most senior Democrat to break ranks over Joe Biden’s "y’all in chains" comments, telling the Vice President: "Slavery is nothing to joke about."

Douglas Wilder, who was governor of Virginia from 1900 to 1994, told CNN that "'without question" Biden’s remarks in Danville, Virginia, "were appeals to race."

Biden Refers to Ryan as "Governor"

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2012, 10:37 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday referred to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the running mate of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as “Governor Ryan.”

During a campaign stop at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va., Biden said, “Congressman Ryan and the congressional Republicans, as one person said, had all, have already passed in the Republican House what Governor Ryan is promising to give the whole nation."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council -- Updates

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2012, 01:10 PM

ABC Channel 7 (WJLA) is reporting "bomb dogs on the scene" of a shooting at the Family Research Council in northwest Washington, D.C.  WND

Says on-scene reporter Jennifer Donelan, "We do have one person shot and sources tell me that he is a security guard here at the Family Research Council. . . .

"They do believe in the union of one man and one woman, so they are anti-civil unions, anti-gay marriage."

WJLA is reporting that the "shooting leaves security guard wounded."

Update: Fox News is reporting that the gunman posed as an intern and that he shot a security guard "after expressing disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions."

UpdateHuffPo comment: "I hope the gaurd [sic] recovers quickly and fully. I hate to see an employee get hurt for the crimes of the employer. Not to say I want the people who run the Family Research Council shot but . . . . . . . . well . . . . . . . I would like them to go away voluntarily forever."

Update: WND reports:

A public information officer for the Washington police department said the shooting happened about 10:45 a.m. Eastern.

“A security guard confronted the suspect, which is a matter of their policy. The suspect did fire upon the security guard. The security guard was struck, and transported to a hospital,” the police report said.

The security guard was listed in stable condition, police said.

“The suspect was apprehended on the scene and taken into custody.” 

Darwin Evaluates Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2012, 12:17 PM

Maria Papova presents readers with "Charles Darwin's List of the Pros and Cons of Marriage." 

On the list: "Better than a dog" but a "terrible loss of time." 

Shock! Feminists Declare Romney-Ryan "Most Dangerous Men in America"

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2012, 11:54 AM

"The National Organization for Women, a liberal women’s advocacy group, declared Tuesday night that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running-mate Paul Ryan are 'The most dangerous men in America,” reports Caroline May at The Daily Caller.

"According to NOW president Terry O’Neill," The DC continues, "the Republican ticket’s opposition to federal funding for Planned Parenthood, support for the personhood of unborn children, and opposition to the Obamacare contraception mandate make Romney and Ryan a serious threat to American women."


Saving in utero human beings from heartless abortionists is serious business.

The impositions of feminists' bloody laws upon babies bodies' is serious business.

And forcing American taxpayers to fund this submission to state-sponsored bloodshed and utter selfishness is serious business. 

Now, as if on cue, the stand-behind-their-man Obama womyn of NOW have delcared Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to be the "most dangerous men in America."

Neanderthalettes may deem this serious. But it is silliness.

And just in case anyone but whipped male Democrats are listening to the shrieking of the liberal girlie club: NOW and its grim and grimey supporters are a reactionary, unthinking utterly reliable laughingstock of delusion.

A woman's mind, not to mention a female's life, is a terrible thing to waste.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CNN Star Caught Reading Liberal Blog on Air

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2012, 06:02 PM

Jeff Kovacs reports at WND:

CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien is making headlines today after being snagged on the air reading from a leftist blog during an interview.

Behold, the formerly mainstream media in all its glory.

Why Paul Ryan Terrifies the Left

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2012, 08:49 AM

Jeffrey Lord over at American Specator uses three names to explain why "Paul Ryan terrifies the American Left," a reaction "which explains the tones of hysteria coming from the Obama White House": Reagan, Kemp, and Mark Levin.

Monday, August 13, 2012

OK, Folks, Rush Limbaugh "Jazzed" About Paul Ryan

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2012, 01:06 PM

The radio talk-meister just said so on his radio show. Rush said that when it comes to expressing a positive, conservative message, Paul Ryan "breathes it," has "lived it," and "it's in his soul."

Rush said the Ryan pick also shows Romney isn't just interested in winning but also in governing.

There were elements supportive of Rush's optimism in Ryan's speech Saturday, the most important of which being his statement that our rights come from nature and God, not from government. This echoes the Declaration's "laws of nature and of nature's God."

But even if Rush is right about Ryan, the VP nominee will face very much an uphill battle -- not just against Democrats but also against a GOP establishment that itself is tainted by secular, liberal Democrat habits and assumptions.

There is no doubt, however, that such a battle must be waged. And won.

Legendary Director: What If Violent Movies Are Part of the Problem?

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2012, 12:30 PM

In remarks that appear at The Hollywood Reporter, film director Peter Bogdanovich discusses the Colorado theater massacre, The Dark Knight Rises, and violence in film. Among his remarks, this:

Back in the '70, I asked Orson Welles what he thought was happening to pictures, and he said, "We're brutalizing the audience. We're going to end up like the Roman circus, live at the Coliseum." The respect for human life seems to be eroding. . . .

Very few people have experienced murder directly. Generally speaking, the average person hasn't experienced it, and the average director hasn't experienced it. I think if they had, they would make films differently.

We had a murder in our family when Dorothy was killed, and I can't begin to describe how horrible it is. It's too easy to show murders in movies now. . . . There is a general lack of respect for life . . . .

That a Hollywood figure such as Bogdanovich also expresses his animus for the work of the National Rifle Association is to be expected.

Unexpected is his willingness to think outside of the Hollywood box to consider the negative impact that violence in film may have upon society today.

Obama: Let's Take Over "Every Industry"

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2012, 10:16 AM

From the Washington Times:

First President Obama said “the private sector is doing fine.” Then he lectured business owners, “you didn’t build that.” Now he wants to extend the government’s auto-industry takeover across the board. Mr. Obama simply cannot understand how the economy can function without government’s firm guiding hand.

At a campaign stop in Pueblo, Colo., on Wednesday, Mr. Obama touted the alleged success of his government-backed takeover of two-thirds of the domestic car business. “The American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.”

Read the entire editorial to see how Obama's "American auto industry" that "has come roaring back" is a "ponzi scheme, not an economy." 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Obamacare Mandate: Sterilize 15-Year-Old Girls for Free -- Without Parental Consent

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2012, 10:24 PM

Sabrina Gladstone reports at CNSNews.com:

Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure.

YouTube: Paul Ryan Full Speech at VP Announcement, Transcript

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2012, 05:13 PM

This morning in Norfolk, Va., GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice-presidential running mate. 

Here is a video of Ryan's remarks, delivered aboard the USS Wisconsin. Below is a transcript of Ryan's speech, as spoken:

Governor Romney, Ann, thank you.

I am deeply honored and excited to join you as your running mate.

I want to tell you about Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background, and the character that our country needs at this crucial time in its history.

Following four years of failed leadership, the hopes of our country, which have inspired the world, are growing dim. They need someone to revive them. Governor Romney is the man for this moment.

And he and I share one commitment. We will restore the greatness of this country.

I want you to meet my family. This is my wife, Janna. Our daughter Liza and our sons Charlie and Sam. I'm surrounded by the people I love.

I love you, too. And I've been asked by governor Romney to serve the country that I love.

Janesville, Wisconsin, is where I was born and raised, and I never really left it. It's our home now.

For the last 14 years, I have proudly represented Wisconsin in Congress. There -- There I have focused on solving the problems that confront our country, turning ideas into action and action into solutions.

I am committed, in heart and mind, to putting that experience to work in a Romney administration.

This is a crucial moment in the life of our nation, and it is absolutely vital that we select the right man to lead America back to prosperity and greatness.

That man -- that man is standing right next to me. His name is Mitt Romney, and he will be the next President of the United States of America.

My dad died when I was young. He was a good and decent man. There are a few things he would say that have just always stuck with me.

He would say, son, you're either part of the problem or part of the solution. Well, regrettably, President Obama has become part of the problem, and Mitt Romney is the solution.

The other thing my dad would always say is that every generation of Americans leaves their children better off.

That's the American legacy. Sadly, for the first time in our history, we are on a path which will undo that legacy.

That is why we need new leadership to become part of the solution, new leadership to restore prosperity, economic growth, and jobs.

It is our duty to save the American dream for our children and theirs.

I believe -- I believe there is no person in America who is better prepared because of his experience, because of the principles he holds, and because of his achievements in excellence in so many different arenas to lead America at this point in our history.

Let me say a word about the man Mitt Romney is about to replace.

No one disputes that President Obama inherited a difficult situation. And in his first two years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda, but that didn't make things better.

In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt, and despair.

This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years. Unemployment has been above 8 percent for more than three years, the longest run since the Great Depression.

Families are hurting. We had the largest deficits and biggest federal government since World War II.

Nearly one out of six Americans are in poverty, the worst rate in a generation. Moms and dads are struggling to make ends meet. Household incomes have dropped more than $4,000 over the past four years.

Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.

President Obama and too many like him in Washington have refused to make difficult decisions because they are more worried about their next election than they are about the next generation.

We might have been able to get away with that before, but not now. We're in a different and dangerous moment. We're running out of time. And we can't afford four more years of this.

Politicians from both parties have made empty promises, which will soon become broken promises with painful consequences if we fail to act now.

I represent a part of America that includes inner cities, rural areas, suburbs, and factory towns. Over the years I have seen and heard from a lot of families, from a lot of those who are running small businesses and from people who are in need.

But what I've heard lately, that's what troubles me the most. There's something different in their voice, in their words.

What I hear from them are diminished dreams, lowered expectations, uncertain futures. I hear some people say that this is just the new normal.

Higher unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt is not a new normal.

It is the result of misguided policies. And next January, our economy will begin a comeback with the Romney plan for a stronger middle class that will lead to more jobs and more take-home pay for working Americans.

America is on the wrong track, but Mitt Romney and I will take the right steps, in the right time, to get us back on the right track. I believe that my record of getting things done in Congress will be a very helpful compliment to Governor Romney'sexecutive and private sector success outside of Washington.

I've worked closely with Republicans as well as Democrats to advance an agenda of economic growth, fiscal discipline, and job creation.

I'm proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience that if you have a small business, you did build that.


At Bain Capital, he launched new businesses and he turned around failing ones, companies like Staples, Bright Horizons, Sports Authority, just to name a few.

Mitt Romney created jobs, and he showed he knows how a free economy works.

At the Olympics, he took a failing enterprise and made it the pride of our entire nation.

As governor of Massachusetts, he worked with Democrats and Republicans to balance [the] budget without increasing taxes, lower unemployment, increase income, and improve people's lives.

In all these things, Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man of achievement, excellence, and integrity.

Janna and I tell Liza, Charlie, and Sam that America is a place where, if you work hard and play by the rules, you can get ahead.

We -- we look at one another's success with pride, not resentment, because we know -- we know that as more Americans work hard, take risks, succeed, more people will prosper, our communities will benefit, and individual lives will be uplifted and improved.

America -- America is more than just a place, though. America is an idea. It's the only country founded on an idea.

Our rights come from nature and God, not from government.

That's right. That's who we are. That's how we built this country. That's who we are.

That's what made us great. That's our founding.

We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.

And this idea was founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination, and government by consent of the governed.

This idea -- this idea is under assault. So we have a critical decision to make as a nation. We are on an unsustainable path that is robbing America of our freedom and security.

It doesn't have to be this way.

The commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this: We won't duck the tough issues, we will lead. We won't blame others, we will take responsibility.

And we won't replace our founding principles, we will reapply them.

That's what we will do.

We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice.

What kind of country do we want to have? What kind of people do we want to be?

We can turn this thing around. We can. We can turn this thing around. Real solutions can be delivered, but it will take leadership and the courage to tell you the truth.

Mitt Romney is this kind of leader. I'm excited for what lies ahead. I'm thrilled to be a part of America's comeback team. And together we will unite America and get this done.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

Thanks. Thank you.

Pro-Life Leaders Thrilled With Paul Ryan as Romney VP Pick

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2012, 03:02 PM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Romney introduced the pro-life Catholic as his vice presidential choice at a campaign stop in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday morning.

In his acceptance speech Ryan said, “America is more than a place; it’s an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government.”

“We won’t replace our founding principles,” Ryan promised. “We will reapply them!”

“America is founded on the essential belief that every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” Americans United for Life President Dr. Charmaine Yoest said in an e-mail sent to LifeSiteNews.com. “Paul Ryan has been an eloquent defender of life.”

Johnson also reports, however, that Ryan "distanced himself from social issues at one point, saying of the same-sex “marriage” debate, “I don’t know why were are spending all this time talking about this.”

A Vote for Obama Is a Vote Against?

By Rick Pearcey • August 11, 2012, 02:35 PM

Author Matthew May in American Thinker argues that "no American president has demonstrated such contempt for the Constitution, the concept of separation of powers, and the American spirit in as small amount of time as Obama. His transgressions and insults are legion."

May's point: "A vote for incumbent president Barack Obama in November is a vote against the United States Constitution. Furthermore, it is a vote for one's own enslavement."

Friday, August 10, 2012

Homosex Activists Boycott Amway

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2012, 03:28 PM

Meaghen Hale reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

In 2009, Amway President Doug DeVos donated half a million dollars to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). On August 3, his donation came under attack by gay activist Fred Karger’s Rights Equal Rights organization in the form of a global boycott.

DeVos is to be commended for supporting real marriage over against that counterfeit thingy sought by homosexualist extremists.

He is courageously affirming those norms endowed upon humanity by "the laws of nature and of nature's God" (see the Declaration of Indpendence).

And he rightfully stands against homosexualist hatred and discrimination against the institution of marriage, against the male-female diversity of marriage, and against the Creator's liberating norms for human sexuality and married community.

Go ahead, sweeten this hatred by calling it "equality" if it makes you feel better. But it's as real as a three-dollar bill. And, if truth be told, it's cruel and unloving to try to impose this brummagem upon society.

Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities Is "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Poll: Americans Disgusted With Political Media

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2012, 02:24 PM

Andrew Malcolm at Investors Business Daily writes regarding the latest Daily Kos/SEIU State of the Nation Poll:

Republican, Democrat, independent, men, women, whites, Indians, conservatives, rich people, poor people, PhD's, high school dropouts, young and old, overwhelming majorities of each group think the political media stinks.

Consider, for example:

Men and Women: Only "10% of men and women . . . cling to a favorable view of the political media."

Political Affinities: "Fully 91% of Republicans think unkindly of political media, while 78% of independents feel that way and even two-thirds of Democrats (65%) and Liberals (66%) agree, although they are the official party of the political media."

Union/Non-Union: 78% of union household and 77% of non-union households "pretty much agree the political media is insufferable."

These following groups also think the political media are insufferable: "Tea Party members (90%) and American Indians (81%), whites (82%) and conservatives (87%)."

As for "moderates," Malcolm says, "Moderates are, well, more moderate (74%), as are African-Americans (64%) and Asians (64% unfavorable)."

"Objective" Journalism and the Formerly Mainstream Media 
Good News: 66% of Americans "Angry" at Media
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists 
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Former U.S. Attorney: Bachmann Right to Question Clinton Aide's Background

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2012, 01:36 PM

Hope Lodge reports at Human Events:

Outspoken Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other members of Congress came under fire earlier this summer for asking agency inspectors general to various department inspectors general [to investigate] . . . links between top Obama administration officials -- including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin -- and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization. . . .

A former U.S. attorney who made a name for himself as the prosecutor of the terrorist perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is saying we should take Bachmann’s concerns seriously.

Andrew C. McCarthy . . . said in a conference at the National Press Club Wednesday that Abedin’s connections are too serious to ignore.

“I’ve been, I must say, baffled by this whole situation,” he said.

To carefully investigate a candidate for high position in government "is routine," he said. "It’s not because we question their patriotism, it’s not because we question their honesty or suggest they’re bad people.”

According to Human Events, "McCarthy said Abedin’s personal and professional affiliations, as well as her family’s links to Muslim Brotherhood organizations, should be enough to give investigators pause."

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Openly Adulterous Athletes Still Scarce at Olympic Games

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2012, 07:02 PM

The same goes for "openly 'gay' athletes" as well. Why O why the hatred for adulterers?

No Olympic Medal . . . Because She's a Virgin?

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

Billy Hallowell writes at The Blaze:

Lolo Jones has captivated American attention for a variety of reasons. To begin, she’s a talented track and field star. But ... the attractive 29-year-old is also an outspoken Christian and ... a virgin. While many have praised her for holding true to her values and waiting until marriage to have sex, in the wake of her Olympic performance, some are now using her virtuous decision against her.

After Jones came in fourth place during the finals of the 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday, many Twitter users started talking about her sex life. Using the loss as an opportunity to lambaste the athlete, they seemed to allege that, had she been sexually active, perhaps she would have performed better at the Olympics.

I am proud of Lolo Jones. I respect her choice, her sport, her athleticism, her beauty, her commitment, her work, her determination, her feminimity, her voice, her mind, and her courage to face down an upside-down world that can't seem to tell the difference between genitalia and God -- the Creator of every good gift, including physicality, sport, and the wonder of human sexuality. 

As for Lolo's detractors, apparently it's true: Sex on the brain can drive some insane. And blind, too.

Most Teens Are Virgins: Study
Art Without Meaning: Francis Schaeffer on "The Red Virgin"

Drudge Report Compared to White Supremacist Site "Stormfront"

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2012, 12:46 PM

Kelly McGarey writes at Newsbusters:

Good liberals like Salon.com writer Joan Walsh don't believe in racial profiling. But political profiling, well, that's a different story.

In her August 8 article, "Spotting white supremacists," Walsh used the recent horrendous Sikh temple shooting as an occasion to dust off a widely-maligned 2009 Department of Homeland Security report that suggested that domestic terrorist incidents were likely to hail from extremists on the political right.

She also used the occasion to slander conservative Matt Drudge by comparing his website to that of a white supremacist group called Stormfront.

If you can't beat them, smear them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Romney vs. the Boy Scouts

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2012, 01:32 PM

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that Mitt Romney "stands by a 1994 statement that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should admit homosexuals to the organization, as members or adult supervisors, according to a campaign spokesperson."

"During a 1994 debate with Ted Kennedy," LifeSiteNews continues, "Romney said, 'I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.'"

Romney's reaffirmation of his 1994 statement is unfortunate, in the extreme, literally. Yes, he does well by affirming that the Boy Scouts should be able "to decide what it wants to do on that issue."

But in relation to a more foundational concern, he seems not to understand that the homosexualist worldview at its core stands in direct opposition to the freedom worldview of the Founders and the Declaration.

How so? The Creator who is the basis for unalienable rights is also the same (knowable and verifiable and publicly actionable) Creator who is the basis for distinquishing real marriage from counterfeit marriage.

Homosexualists are pushing a monodimensional naturalistic sameness (ill-labeled "equality" for marketing and PR purposes), but the Creator affirms male-female diversity and liberation within the circle of marriage.

"Sexual orientation" is another ill-founded wobbly cliche employed to impose an extremist agenda.

But it is better understood as political disorientation for the uninformed and factually challenged. It opens wide the door for any immoral practice harmful to consenting adults and unsuspecting kids. Go ahead, make NAMBLA's day.

On the issue of Boy Scouts, therefore, Romney is embracing an anti-Creator and anti-human bigtory that places him against the mainstream U.S. position as set forth in our defining and foundational documents.

It's an extremist position, an untenable position, an un-American position, and a losing position.

Political memo to Mitt: Americans seeking liberation from Obamaville remain a people of bold colors and bright ideals, not 50 shades of pastel. Don't let nuance devolve into nonsense.

Radical Rules for Girl Scouts' Birthday
Bachmann, Romney, Santorum Sign Pro-Marriage Pledge
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Note: Portions of these remarks also appear in Facebook.

Black Demonstrators Defend Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2012, 11:28 AM

At WND:  

"Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a WND columnist, author and founder of the Los Angeles-based Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, reports his group’s members, and their friends, turned out recently in support of Chick-fil-A."

Hope: My Black Dad and Chick-Fil-A   
Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities Is "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hank the Cowdog at The Pearcey Report

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2012, 05:40 PM

Now that Hank the Cowdog is informally the honorary head of website security at The Pearcey Report, it's high time we gave this dog of dogs his day on the front page of our website (see the Groups section). 

We are honored by his ever-watchful presence. We expect Hank and our very own Copper the Wonder Dog (who handles website security on a daily basis) will work well together and bark from pretty much the same page.

To learn more about Hank and some of his human buddies, go here.

Public Schools Turning Teens Into Relativists

By Nancy Pearcey • August 7, 2012, 04:01 PM

A high school philosophy teacher opens an ethics class by displaying an unsettling photo of Bibi Aisha, an "Afghani teenager who was forced into an abusive marriage with a Taliban ��?ghter, who abused her and kept her with his animals. When she attempted to flee, her family caught her, hacked off her nose and ears, and left her for dead in the mountains."

To teacher Stephen Anderson, this seemed like an obvious attention-getter, an easy case to jump-start moral reasoning.

But instead, he writes, the students "spoke timorously, afraid to make any moral judgment at all. They were unwilling to criticize any situation originating in a different culture."

Anderson recalls that students said, "Well, we might not like it, but maybe over there it's okay."

One said, "I don’t feel anything at all; I see lots of this kind of stuff."

And "with no consciousness of self-contradiction," observes Anderson, another said, "It's just wrong to judge other cultures."

Read the rest of the article for an insightful critique of "moral education" in public schools.

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Hat Tip: Denyse O'Leary

"Ugly Black Babies": Abortionist Caught on Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2012, 10:44 AM

Jean McCarthy reports at LifeSiteNews:

Charlotte abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani was caught on camera telling pro-lifers to “adopt one of those ugly black babies.” 

Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, responded: "The black community should be outraged because Ashutosh Virmani is a brazen racist and his statement supports what we already know of the billion dollar abortion industry -- black babies are targeted because they are seen as poor, worthless and maybe even 'ugly'."

In the extremist "pro-choice" abortion industry, life is cheap. Especially if you're black.

Here's the video.

"Gay" Totalitarianism

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2012, 10:01 AM

As Jeffrey Lord writes at American Spectator, the "rainbow" rage exhibited by homosexualist extremists at Chick-Fil-A expresses a recognizable mindset that values not freedom and tolerance but instead control and shutting down dissent:

Leftist intolerance for dissent and opposition is as old as the blood soaked guillotines of the French Revolution. Not to mention the Revolution's 20th century descendants from Communists to the Nazis (aka the National Socialists) to their more modern American cousins like all those progressives who hid for decades behind the hoods of the Ku Klux Klan or a few decades later appeared as Bill Ayers and his bomb-setting brethren in the Weathermen.

Most recently these people were on the prowl in the Sandra Fluke dust-up, haughtily demanding that Rush Limbaugh be silenced by removing him from the airwaves. And at various times with various affect they have targeted Lou Dobbs during his CNN tenure, Glenn Beck at Fox, and Pat Buchanan at MSNBC. Not to mention the big push from the early Obama White House itself to try and shutdown Fox News with repeated attacks.

We haven't even touched here on those little gems of fascism on various college campi known as "speech codes."

"For those unfamiliar with the basic tenets of the Left," Lord continues, "there has now been provided in the Obama-era a four-year crash course in how leftism really works in early 21st century in America."

True enough, the "guillotine may be physically departed to the historical mists, but the televised images of an SEIU thug beating up an opponent of Obamacare capture the same mindset at work.

"Lenin may still lie embalmed in Moscow, but his spirit and that of the Russian Revolution haunts the riots launched by the Occupy Wall Street crowd."

In addition, "even the tamer example of the Obama administration deciding that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was something they didn't like -- and thus refused to enforce the law -- displays the Left's historic contempt for such a trifle as the Constitution."

And let us not forget the "full-fledged attack on religious liberty that is the administration attempt to force the Catholic Church to violate its fundamental beliefs to appease HHS bureaucrats."

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Usain Bolt Halts Interview to Honor U.S. National Anthem

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2012, 06:57 PM

Kate Hicks writes at Townhall.com:

While [the inspiring] American Sanya Richards-Ross was accepting the gold medal for winning the 400-meter dash, Usain Bolt, the amazingly fast Jamaican man who won the 100-meter dash, was giving an interview.

And instead of continuing to talk over the "Star-Spangled Banner," he turned around, pointed at the flag, and indicated to the reporter that he would like to watch in silence.

Watch here.

Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children's View

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2012, 02:28 PM

From 1973 to 1990, Robert Oscar Lopez was raised by two lesbians. In the most recent issue of Public Discourse, published by the Witherspoon Institute, located in Princeton, New Jersey, Lopez tells his story and relates it to the recent study on the adult children of same-sex parents by Mark Regnerus.

Lopez writes:

Forty-one years I’d lived, and nobody -- least of all gay activists -- had wanted me to speak honestly about the complicated gay threads of my life. If for no other reason than this, Mark Regnerus deserves tremendous credit -- and the gay community ought to be crediting him rather than trying to silence him. . . .

So why the code of silence from LGBT leaders? I can only speculate from where I’m sitting. I cherish my mother’s memory, but I don’t mince words when talking about how hard it was to grow up in a gay household. Earlier studies examined children still living with their gay parents, so the kids were not at liberty to speak, governed as all children are by filial piety, guilt, and fear of losing their allowances. For trying to speak honestly, I’ve been squelched, literally, for decades.

In his conclusion, Lopez writes, "The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them -- I know, because I have been there."

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Wheaton College Wants Relief From Obamacare Abortion Drugs

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2012, 12:56 PM

Bob Kellogg reports at OneNewsNow:

A Christian college is seeking emergency relief to halt the Health and Human Services mandate requiring the school to cover the cost of abortion-inducing drugs in its health plan.

On January 1, Wheaton College will have to begin offering abortifacients as part of the employee health insurance. Since abortion is against the school's religious beliefs, Kyle Duncan of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty reports that officials are asking the court for a preliminary injunction.

"We've asked for an expedited hearing in that case in early September, and we are waiting to hear word from the court on how it's going to proceed," Duncan details.

Wheaton College should not, of course, be forced by the federal government to fund any kind of inhumanity, including abortion inhumanity.

The mainstream humane position, freedom position, Christian position, factual position, and American position all stand squarely and centrally on the side of life. Even the life of "the least of these" who are not politically connected or ideologically useful.

Instead, we are witnessing a force-fed extremism that alienates human beings from our enduring calling to live in liberating community with God and man.

Federal authoritarianism -- whether sought by Obama or enabled by Republicans -- is rightfully exposed, rejected, and replaced for the gross inhumanity for which it stands.

Rather than the federal government seeking to impose the private values of inhumane and secularized elites, the American people ought to impose upon the federal government norms and practices consistent with the Constitution, the Declaration, and the Creator who is the center of gravity of human freedom.

Ann Coulter: Strong Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Raises Skepticism About Homosex "Marriage" Polling

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2012, 06:42 AM

Jeff Poor reports at The Daily Caller:

At the end of the roundtable segment on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, conservative columnist Ann Coulter, author of the forthcoming book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, explained why there is cause for skepticism on the claim that the American public is gravitating toward approving gay marriage.

Coulter explained that a strong showing at Chick-fil-A “appreciation day” events throughout the country, coupled with recent ballot measures, demonstrates Gallup's polling is wrong in its finding that a majority of Americans approve of same-sex marriage.

“It tells me something about polls generally because they keep taking Gallup polls showing, ‘Oh, gay marriage is so popular,’” Coulter said. “Well, every time people have been allowed to vote on gay marriage, and that’s in about in 35 states now, it has lost. It has lost in Oregon, in Washington and in California.”

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Did Clint Eastwood Really Make Mitt Romney's Day?

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2012, 12:59 PM

Becket Adams writes at The Blaze:

Clint Eastwood just made Mitt Romney’s day.

The Dirty Harry star and Oscar-winning director of Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby endorsed the Republican presidential candidate Friday night during a Sun Valley fundraiser.

“I think the country needs a boost,” Eastwood told The Associated Press as he joined other Romney supporters for the private campaign event.

Obama responds (or did he ...?): "Clint Eastwood didn't say that. He didn't make those words happen. Somebody else built that sentence."

But would that mean the roads and bridges endorsed Romney? 

Rainbow Fascism and the Cluck Heard 'Round the World

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2012, 12:24 PM

Columnist and attorney Matt Barber writes:  

Writer Sinclair Lewis is credited with saying, “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross.”

Close, but not quite. Truth is, fascism has come to America; but it’s wrapped in a rainbow flag and waving, well, let’s just say it sure ain’t waving a cross. With its latest wave of scorched-earth malfeasance, the radical left has awakened freedom-loving America to this reality.

Liberals learned a hard lesson on Wednesday. While the generally silent majority was showing exuberant support for free speech, the institution of true marriage and Chick-fil-A, “progressives” were gorging themselves on crow sandwiches doused in bitter hate.

While Chick-fil-A was eating at liberals, millions of God-fearing Americans were eating at Chick-fil-A.

Barber's column includes this strategic point: 

Wednesday’s massive outpouring of support for Chick-fil-A provided a visual reminder to all concerned that the vast majority of morally minded Americans reject the oxymoronic notion of so-called “same-sex marriage.”

It proved with earthshaking resonance that liberals’ whole “gay-marriage-is-inevitable” thingy remains as sterile as the fraudulent concept itself.

Don’t forget, we live in a constitutional republic where “we the people” are the sovereign, and elected officials are the hired help. When “we the people” have spoken on marriage, we’ve spoken without stuttering.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Professors Admit Discrimination Against Conservatives

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2012, 10:49 AM

Emily Esfahani Smith reports at the Washington Times

It’s not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority.

But that was what they did in a peer-reviewed study of political diversity in the field of social psychology, which will be published in the September edition of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that “In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.”

Hope: My Black Dad and Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2012, 09:47 AM

A hopeful Lloyd Marcus writes at American Thinker:

I jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84-year-old black dad's loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor over 50 years. He lives in Maryland, and I live in Florida. I called Dad to ask if he participated in Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. He said no, he had not heard about it. Then, he added, "All I know is Chick-fil-A discriminates against gays."

Folks, I was outraged. Struggling to keep my composure, I passionately said, "Dad, that is a lie! You have got to stop getting your news from the mainstream media!"

Marcus then explained to his "dad what the protest and appreciation day were really about. Dad was shocked. He does not support same-sex marriage, and he was pretty grossed out when I told him that in retaliation homosexuals have planned a 'kiss in' at Chick-fil-A restaurants."

The son also informed his dad about the Coalition of African-American Pastors, a group of black ministers who "have organized to protest Obama's support of same-sex marriage. Again, Dad knew nothing about the black pastors' protest."

There's much more to this story, and one hopes conversations such as this are occuring all across America.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

WND Picks Up "What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today"

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2012, 03:25 PM

At the top of the WND opinion page here (subject to change) and here.

Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2012, 12:09 PM

In a Stand to Reason blog post titled "Same-Sex Marriage Won't Be Enough," journalist and lesbian Masha Gessen is quoted as follows at the Sydney Writers Festival:

It’s a no-brainer that we should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.

That causes my brain some trouble. And part of why it causes me trouble is because fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there -- because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.

Update -- Aug. 6, 2012: Perhaps I might have noted in my post: These frank remarks were given during a panel discussion at the Sidney Writers Festival in Sidney, Australia.

Panel discussions in far away places often do not make news in the U.S. (just as they often do not even when occuring on Capitol Hill). It is possible that the frankness of the response is therefore also related to the relative obscurity of the occasion.

In any case, as Chick-fil-A's smashing success just last Wednesday demonstrates, the imposition of extremist, counterfeit views of marriage is far from a fait-accompli.

Physically, morally, socially, and politically, the homosexual embrace is a kiss of death. A free-thinking people that practices critical distance refuses to submit.

In addition, anti-Creator bigotry and discrimination are made all the more difficult in a body politic explicitly founded upon the Creator, who in the case of the U.S., is affirmed in the Declaration of Independence as the source of unalienable human rights.

The ill-described "gay" target is not "traditional marriage" but marriage per se (some "traditions" should be jettisoned; slavery, for example). For the radical, alienated homosexualist, no socially viable vestige of the Creator shall be allowed to stand. None.

What our female homosexual panelist is simply doing is laying bare what always has been at the theorectical core of the homosexualist worldview.

Every worldview seeks self-actualization, and every false worldview would eventually destroy the self (and much more, to the degree it achieves self-actualization). (This update originally appeared in Facebook.)

Hat tip: Tim Challies 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2012, 05:58 PM

As I begin writing, Nancy, Michael, and I just finished off three Chick-fil-A meals for lunch. It was a late lunch. Around 3 o'clock.

I drove to a nearby Chick-fil-A and paid for the meals at 2:36 pm, Texas time. Sugar Land, be more precise. Near Houston. The cost was $21.03.

Up front in the ordering area was a steady stream of people selecting their meals. While waiting for my order to be filled, I counted the number of folks in the line closest to me, and there were 12 in it. There were other lines, but I didn't count the number of customers in them.

All told, there seemed to be just as many people, if not more, waiting to pick up their orders. Those waiting to pick up orders also spilled over to the right and toward the back of the eatery.

I didn't look to see how far that group of people extended, because I wanted to stay close to the front so I could hear when my order was ready for pickup. There was a positive buzz in the place.

My order was ready in about 10 minutes. There was zestful positive energy as the Chick-fil-A staff filled orders and kept chaos at bay. Somehow faces were both focused and beaming.

Everywhere I looked there were people. White, brown, black, olive. Standing in line to order. Waiting to pick up orders. Or sitting at tables and enjoying "mor chicken." Teens, moms, dads, the young, the old. Coming in. Going out. 

Every seat and table I saw was occupied. To get from one part of the restaurant to the other, you needed to scope out the crowd and eye a pathway through to your objective. My target was close to the front, stage left, the more easily to pick up our order. Everyone was polite.

I was not able to park in the Chick-fil-A parking areas. This is because the drive-through lane was a line of cars that wrapped around the restaurant. Much of the rest of the lot was occupied by customers in vehicles waiting for parking spaces to open up.

Thus, I parked about 30 feet away from the restaurant lot, in parking for the adjacent open mall of stores.

Chick-fil-A understands that it did not invent chicken, "just the chicken sandwich." 

Chick-fil-A also understands that it did not invent marriage, sex, or family. The Creator did. Which is why neither San Francisco nor Washington, D.C., can de-invent these wonders.

And why pain results when certain hubris-filled radicals try to impose upon every single American an extremist agenda that alienates us from who we truly are. 

In other words, what I saw today at Chick-fil-A was hope. Hope against extremism, intimidation, and anti-Creator bigotry.

And hope for real people living as full humans in a real world. It's amazing what some people can put in a sandwich.

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Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2012, 03:11 PM

Eric Scheiner reports at CNSNews.com:

The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement.

“Some people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken -- they don’t want them in their cities,” Rev. William Owens said at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

“It’s a disgrace. It’s the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant, they didn’t want us staying in their hotels. Now they’re saying, because we take a Christian position, they don’t want us in their cities.”

Owens continued, “Well, we won’t take it. We will stand up and they will learn, they will learn that they can’t do that to any people, by destroying religion, by destroying the family, we will stand up.”

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