Liberty Sunday: Gay Bashing for Republican Victory
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Mon Oct 16, 2006 at 10:09:25 AM EST
Senior Analyst, Political Research Associates (author info)
The Liberty Sunday rally on October 15, 2006 continued the orchestrated campaign of gay bashing for Republican victory in the midterm elections.

Tony Perkins, leader of the Family Research Council which staged the event, told the audience, especially the viewers in other states, to vote their values, especially in states where gay marriage is on the ballot. And if they live in one of those states...they should call ten people on election day. Perkins said that for gay rights activists, tolerance is a one way street, and that the protestors want to silence the voice of the church, even to the point of intimidating voters.

Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney strode onstage live accompanied by his wife Ann. He had been scheduled to appear by video.

There were several pre-taped video segments opened with an audio of hoof beats, tied at the beginning to Paul Revere, warning of the impending attack by the British. Perkins noted that Revere was riding toward a church.

Bishop Wellington Boone once again stated that the "Sodomites" were engaged in the "rape of the civil rights movement."

Dr. Roberto Miranda spoke of the "powerful  aggressive instinct," of homosexual organizers, and described the struggle for gay rights, saying: "like a rogue foreign cell inside an organism, it will continue to replicate itself."

The Rev. Donald Wildmon warned evangelicals that the day could come when government agents  could come into their church and arrest them for a hate crime just for speaking their mind as a Christian about homosexuality.

Dr. James Dobson observed that the two political parties have different perspectives about gay marriage, and with the election coming up, folks needed to know that one or two Supreme Court Justices are just hanging on, and that the confirmation of the next justice could be pivotal.

Kris Mineau of the Massachusetts Family Institute warned that homosexual money is flooding into this state to deny evangelicals their right to vote and their right to free speech. And therefore everyone needed to vote their values on November 7.

Alan Chambers, Exec. Dir. of Exodus International, opened by saying that there but for the grace of God, I might have been outside protesting this event.  "There is an agenda to silence the truth."  Freedom from homosexuality is possible, he claimed, and that is through an intimate relationship "with our savior Jesus Christ."

Bishop Harry Jackson denounced the "attempt to hijack the civil rights movement."

For background, visit:

my earlier story

The People for the American Way rightwingwatch website.

The Americans United for Separation of Church and State website.

Official List of Speakers

  • Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
  • Dr. Roberto Miranda, Pastor, Lion of Judah Congregation
  • Bishop Gilbert Thompson, Senior Pastor, Jubilee Christian Church
  • Bishop Wellington Boone, Wellington Boone Ministries
  • Alan Chambers, President, Exodus International
  • Ann Romney, First Lady of Massachusetts
  • Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts
  • Ray Flynn, Former Mayor of Boston
  • Dr. James Dobson, Focus on the Family
  • Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship
  • Gary Bauer, American Values
  • Professor Robert George, Princeton University
  • Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, Colorado (R)
  • Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana (R)
  • Judge Charles Pickering
  • Alan Sears, Alliance Defense Fund
  • Rev. Don Wildmon, American Family Association
  • Maggie Gallagher, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy
  • William Donohue, Catholic League

Chip Berlet, Senior Analyst, Political Research Associates

The Public Eye: Website of Political Research Associates
Chip's Blog




Display:
from Wildmon, Dobson, and Bishop Wellington Boone at Right Wing Watch.

Click here for bios of the featured speakers.

An unrelated item from the same site, which I included here because it's vintage Pat: Robertson: Muslims Trying to Take over Queen of England, Windsor Castle.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go lose several days' worth of lunches.

by anomalous4 on Mon Oct 16, 2006 at 05:46:40 PM EST



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