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Liberty Counsel Hate Group Leader Mat Staver Compares Extreme Right “Christian” Groups To Nazi Holocaust Victims

Right Wing Watch reports::

Staver complained that GuideStar has gone from “a neutral entity” to a left-wing “political activist organization” under its president, Jacob Harold.

“Because of his liberal political activism, he decided to partner with the SPLC and slap these labels on [organizations],” Staver said. “You have to ask yourself, why did he do it? Why was he trying to do it? What was his motivation? It’s very clear what his motivation was. His motivation in terms of what he said, what they did, how they did it is to harm these nonprofits, to put, essentially, if you will, a Star of David on them like the Nazis did to the Jews. Wanted to isolate them, identify them, and ultimately economically boycott them.”

Staver’s insane rant of labeling the Liberty Counsel and other similar anti-LGBT organizations “hate groups” and comparing them to the persecution Jews faced in Nazi Germany, comes one month after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by them against GuideStar, a charity information website, after GuideStar began including information about groups that have been designated as “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Organizations listed as anti-LGBT hate groups “use dehumanizing language and pseudo-scientific falsehoods to portray LGBT people as, for example, sick, evil, perverted, and a danger to children and society — or to suggest that LGBT people are more likely to be pedophiles and sexual predators,” notes the SPLC’s website. “Some anti-LGBT hate groups support the criminalization of homosexuality in the United States and abroad, often marshaling the same debunked myths and demonizing claims in their efforts.” Simply opposing marriage equality or considering homosexuality a sin is not enough to merit a hate group label, the SPLC adds.

SPLC’s list of anti-LGBT hate groups includes the Family Research Council, American Family Association, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Mission: America, Mass Resistance, Alliance Defending Freedom, and many other familiar names. Liberty Counsel, besides being on the list itself, has provided legal representation to some of the other groups or their leaders, such as Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries and Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition, in addition to representing antigay county clerk Kim Davis, anti–marriage equality judges, and practitioners of “ex-gay” therapy.

Benham Boys Prove Their “Love” For Gays By Being On Anti-Gay Hate Group FRC’s Radio Show

 

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David and Jason Benham who have become the folk heroes du jour after Cliven Bundy for teabaggers and  Religious Right, this week proved their “non-hate” of gay people by being guests on the Family Research Council anti-gay hate group’s radio program Washington Watch..

The Benham’s who’s Home and Garden TV network was dropped before it even began  after Right Wing Watch reported on the anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-Islam activism of the brothers. This week the Benham boys have clearly decided to make the most of their 15 minutes of fame, going from one talk show to the next to decry the “lies” that were told about them – without ever identifying those “lies” – to denounce efforts to “silence” them, and to declare their “love” for gay people culminating with an interview on white supremacist and anti-gay hate group leader Tony Perkin’s radio show.  Perkins, who has bemoaned “cultural elites” who want to “silence” and “bully” people like the Benhams, recently said that pro-gay-equality Christians don’t deserve the same legal protections as he does because “true religious freedom” applies only to those with religious views that align with those of the political Right.

If you have the stomach you can listen to the Benham Boys (aka. Those Most Likely To One Day To Make A Falcon Video Pak) as they discuss the latest on their ongoing martyrdom with Craig James, FRC’s Assistant to the President at the link provided  HERE.  (Tony Perkins was off that day presumably washing his “whites”.) 

 

HGTV Announces Then Cancels Homophobic Twin Brothers Design Show All In 24 Hours

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Yesterday HGTV gave the thumbs up to Flip It Forward, with twin brother realtors David and Jason Benham helping families transform a fixer-uppers into dream homes.

But it was then soon discovered that the boys are the sons of reactionary preacher Flip Benham, a homophobe who blames 9/11 on abortion and protests outside mosques. And it appears these rotten apples don’t fall far from the tree.

At a prayer rally in 2012, David Benham preached on the importance of fighting reproductive choice, homosexuality and other modern ills:

“We don’t realize that, okay, if 87 percent of Americans are Christians and yet we have abortion on demand; we have no-fault divorce; we have pornography and perversion; we have a homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation; we have adultery; we have all of the things; we even have allowed demonic ideologies to take our universities and our public school systems while the church sits silent and just builds big churches.”

Brother Jason apparently helped organize the rally.

David also campaigned for North Carolina’s Amendment One, which successfully placed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state:

“You know, we just fought for Amendment One, which was a constitutional amendment that simply said, this is exactly what the amendment said is the only legal marriage in North Carolina was between a man and a woman. We received—it was such a battle in North Carolina, it blew me away.”

David also leads protests outside of abortion clinics where he praises demonstrators for taking a stand at “the gates of hell” and confronting the “altars of Moloch.”

In a 2012 blog post on Operation Save America’s website, David Benham compared the fight against marriage to opposition to Nazi Germany.

“If evil is being accepted and appreciated at the national level, aggressive Christian men must lead the charge against it,” David Benham wrote. “In the late 1940s England realized this truth with Neville Chamberlain’s Policy of Appeasement and the Nazi regime. Chamberlain thought he could somehow ‘appease’ the fuehrer, yet Winston Churchill aggressively stood against this policy and proclaimed that they must kill Hitler and destroy the regime in its entirety. It wasn’t long before Chamberlain’s ‘politically correct’ policy fell flat on its face, and Churchill – the more aggressive man – took the reins and joined America in defeating the beast.”

Father Flip Benham was convicted in 2011 of stalking a Charlotte, N.C., abortion provider and sentenced to 18 months probation.

Now after thousands of complaints about the two bigoted and hateful brothers HGTV has canceled the twisted twins show.

BRAVO to HGTV for doing the right thing.

Hate Shrew Double Header! – Linda Harvey and Phyllis Schlafly Gone Wild!

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Anti-gay Ohio haus-shrew Linda Harvey of the two member organization Mission America is at it again on her hometown radio show spreading lies and garbage, this time talking about how Ohio’s proposed non-discrimination law is “unfair” and a homosexual agenda of “revenge” (listen below)

Also on today’s hate hit parade we have Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-gay, anti-feminisit leader of the Mormon Eagle Forum, who is “personally offended” at the ‘inappropriate, unprecedented and really nasty’ majority opinion Anthony Kennedy issued for the DOMA decision.

“Well, I was extremely offended at all the nasty names he called us. I just think it’s so inappropriate, unprecedented and really nasty for the justice to say that the reason DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, was passed, and those who stand up for traditional marriage is that they have animus against gays, they want to deny them equal dignity, that we want to brand them as unworthy, we want to humiliate their children, we have a hateful desire to harm a politically unpopular group. I just think, I feel personally insulted by what Justice Kennedy said. I don’t think that’s true, the idea that anybody who stood up for traditional marriage is guilty of all the hate in his heart is just outrageous.” 

Schlafly is the mother of a gay son.