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Reverend Billy Graham Dead at 99. What The Mainstream News Is Not Saying

Evangelist Billy Graham, deemed “America’s Pastor,” has died at the age of 99 reports the Associated Press.

Graham’s giant Southern California tent revivals in 1949 would become widely recognized as the beginning of the modern Evangelical movement. 

Since his ministry began in 1947, Graham conducted more than 400 crusades in 185 countries and territories on six continents. The first Billy Graham Crusade, held September 13–21, 1947, in the Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was attended by 6,000 people. Graham was 28 years old. He called them crusades, after the medieval Christian forces who conquered Jerusalem. He would rent a large venue, such as a stadium, park, or street. As the sessions became larger, he arranged a group of up to 5,000 people to sing in a choir. He would preach the gospel and invite people to come forward (a practice begun by Dwight L. Moody). Such people were called inquirers and were given the chance to speak one-on-one with a counselor, to clarify questions and pray together. The inquirers were often given a copy of the Gospel of John or a Bible study booklet. In Moscow, in 1992, one-quarter of the 155,000 people in Graham’s audience went forward at his call. During his crusades, he has frequently used the altar call song, “Just As I Am”.[

Billy Graham while not as rabidly homophobic as others evangelicals of his time like Jerry Falwell, (Graham refused to join Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority in 1979, saying: “I’m for morality, but morality goes beyond sex to human freedom and social justice.”) Graham was nonetheless deeply opposed to homosexuality.

In 1974, a young woman wrote Graham saying that she was attracted to another woman. He wrote back, “Your affection for another of your own sex is misdirected and will be judged by God’s holy standards,” and also told the woman she could be “healed” of her same-sex attraction through belief in Christ.

In 1993, Graham also callously said  that AIDS was punishment from God. “’ls AIDS a judgment of God” he said while preaching in Columbus, Ohio. “l could not be sure, but I think so.” He quickly backtracked, telling Cleveland’s Plain Dealer newspaper two weeks later, ”l don’t believe that and I don’t know why I said it. I remember saying it, and I immediately regretted it and almost went back and clarified the statement. …  God stands in judgment of all sins, but AIDS is a disease that affects people and is not part of that judgment. To say that God has judged people with AIDS would be very wrong and cruel. I would like to say that I am very sorry for what I said.”

In 2012, he endorsed an anti-marriage equality constitutional amendment in his home state of North Carolina. “At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage,” Graham wrote in a full-page advertisement. “The Bible is clear — God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote FOR the marriage amendment on Tuesday, May 8.” Voters approved the amendment, which was nullified by a federal court ruling in 2014 but remains part of the North Carolina constitution.

He also once said, “Let me say this loud and clear, we traffic in homosexuality at the peril of our spiritual welfare,” as quoted by the U.K.’s Pink News.

Graham died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Did Mitt Romney Purposely Race-Bait The NAACP Conference To Shore Up The Tea Party and Evangelical GOP Vote?

Aimed at the NAACP or the Tea Party?

In an interview last night with Bloomberg TV, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif thinks that the reactions that Mitt  Romney received during his speech at the NAACP on Wednesday were not altogether unwelcome and many have been a calculated move on Romney’s part.

“I think it was a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP  convention,” Pelosi said

And Nancy Pelosi is probably is right.

While Pelosi didn’t elaborate on “why” Romney would want to illicit such reaction from the NAACP audience, the Internet is abuzz with the theory that Mitt Romney purposely race-baited the NAACP members slamming President Obama, “Obamacare” and mentioning his Mormon religion and same-sex marriage so that conference goers reactions and boo’s could be used to shore up Republican votes for him in factions like the Tea Party and Evangelicals which are less than enthusiastic of supporting him.  And that in reality  his appearance at the NAACP conference had absolutely nothing to do with campaigning for the African-American vote.

The Republican moderates and independents needed Romney to go through the motions of inclusion to “prove” he’s not a racist.  But knowing that he would not be warmly received, or garner any support they used his appearance  to relay a message to the Republican Party factions which are splintered on its support of him.

Romney speech was a well thought out and calculated attempt to publicly rile African-American audience to prove to the Tea Party and the Evangelicals who have been lacking in their support of him just how strong Obama’s support is in that community really is and to push the GOP factions to get together and back Romney out of fear of the Republicans losing in the 2012 election.

There is no question that Mitt Romney used the black community to strengthen his campaign within the GOP by purposely baiting and using a one of the groups that the GOP would want to harm it the most.

Which just goes to prove even further just how racist Mitt Romney and the Republican Party really are.

Extremist Hate Preacher Scott Lively Responds To Lawsuit Charging Him With The Murders Of Gay Ugandans

“I am an American citizen [being targeted] over the persecution of homosexuals as they define it as a crime against humanity for speaking the truth of the Bible in a foreign country. Frankly, I don’t this is actionable. They make it clear that this suit is premised on speeches or writings. I spoke to members of parliament in their assembly hall, and advised them to focus on therapy and not punishment. What they’re suggesting here is that the duly elected legislative representatives of Uganda, the cream of Ugandan society, cannot be responsible for their own actions – that they adopted legislation because a white evangelical came and said something to them.”

Above is the response given by Christian extremist hate preacher Scott Lively one day after The Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit on behalf of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) in Massachusetts for inciting the persecution and the murder of homosexuals in their country of Uganda.

Lively would do well to remember that the so called “”cream of Ugandan society” of the  current Ugandan Government shot its way into power with child soldiers.  A very low and curdled  standard for the “cream of society”.   And as for being an “American citizen” so were Charles Manson, Ed Gein, Richard Speck and Ted Bundy.

This is a great opportunity  for Scott Lively to defend his hateful work in an American court of law and be exposed as the hateful, evil, charlatan that he really is for the entire world to see

Ugandan LGBT Rights Group Sues Hate Preacher Scott Lively For Murders Of Gay Ugandans

The Center for Constitutional Rights has announced this morning that they are filing a lawsuit on behalf of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG)  in Massachusetts to be brought against LGBT evangelical hate preacher Scott Lively for inciting the persecution and the murder of homosexuals in their country of  Uganda.

The lawsuit alleges that beginning in 2002, Mr. Lively conspired with religious and political leaders in Uganda to whip up anti-gay hysteria with warnings that homosexuals would sodomize African children and corrupt their culture. The Ugandan legislature considered a bill in 2009, proposed by one of Mr. Lively’s Ugandan contacts, that would have imposed the death sentence for homosexual behavior. That bill was at first withdrawn after an outcry from the United States and European nations that are among major aid donors to Uganda, but a revised bill was reintroduced last month. Mr. Lively is being sued by the organization Sexual Minorities Uganda under the alien tort statute, which allows foreigners to sue in American courts in situations alleging the violation of international law. The suit claims that Mr. Lively’s actions resulted in the persecution, arrest, torture and murder of homosexuals in Uganda.

Lively response to the NYT’s :  “That’s about as ridiculous as it gets. I’ve never done anything in Uganda except preach the Gospel and speak my opinion about the homosexual issue. There’s actually no grounds for litigation on this.”

In January 2011 shortly after a visit from Lively and other visiting American evangelicals urging Ugandans to take a “strictly biblical” attitude towards gay people, Ugandan gay activist David Kato was murdered after his photo was published in a local paper under the headline “HANG THEM!”

Homo Say What? – Scott Lively (American WINGNUT Evangelicalist Who Worsened The Plight Of LGBT People in Africa) NOW Warns of ‘Gay Nazi’ Takeover of U.S. Military After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

If only the good die young then flaming asshole, Wingnut American evangelical and Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively will live FOREVER. (Unfortunately)

Lively, who has been under the spotlight for his work fomenting anti-gay hate in Uganda, is now warning that the U.S. military will be taken over by gays as he alleges it was in Nazi Germany and is soliciting donations so that he can personally distribute copies of his book, The Pink Swastika, to each member of Congress, Box Turtle Bulletin reports.

Lively says: ” The German Nazi movement was, at it’s very core, a homosexual movement, and that militant and violent fascism is the core feature and goal of the LGBT equality movement”.

(Not yet but you are pushing me bub!)

Writes Lively on his website begging for Evangelical Wingnut Welfare (donations)

Dear Pro-Family Patriots,

The worst idea in a long string of bad ideas by the Obama administration is the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I am personally going all-out to try to stop the repeal. I am looking for sponsors to fund a book distribution of copies of The Pink Swastika to every member of the U.S. Senate. To help, make a donation at http://www.defendthefamily.com/help/donate.php. We’re asking for donations of $25 or more to help cover the cost of books and travel.

I will personally hand-deliver copies of the book, and the essay below to each Senate office sometime within the next 10 days so please act quickly. If you are within driving distance of D.C. and would like to join me for a day of lobbying, please e-mail me at sdllaw@gmail.com. Please also distribute this message to your pro-family lists.

May God Save America,
Scott Lively, J.D., Th.D

I’m always amazed at the rich fantasy life that these wingnuts have. You can see what they think about when they’re alone, in bed, at night.  Ms. lively needs should go visit a nice place that has rooms with padded walls, an all you can eat Thorozine bar, and men in white coats to take care of him.