#VVS2010: Give me Liberty or give me depth

This writer was somewhat shocked when I first saw that the Liberty Counsel, a group that’s so far to the right of even the organized anti-LGBT movement the they’ve publicly criticized the Prop 8 defense for not putting “ex-gay” researchers and other like minds on the witness stand, is this year co-sponsoring the Family Research Counsel’s Values Voters Summit. Usually there’s a little more distance between Liberty and just about everyone else in the movement, with more “mainstream” groups like Focus on the Family instead taking the prominent co-sponsorships. But then again, this is a year when the GOP elephant seems to have determined that fringe is due for a fashion revival — so I guess groups who write poems that “satirically” liken same-sex marriage to human-man-tree marriage are the new black.

So now, after watching a commercial for Liberty and its associated University, listen to Liberty head Mat Staver explain why only God is allowed to shape civil public policy in this American experiment, as well as attack Kevin Jennings for wanting “children as young as five years of age to have sex with one another” and paint the supposed “protection of marriage” as a self-evident right that cannot be reconsidered by modern government. Sorry, all progress since the 1700s:

Mat Staver [AFA]

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#VVS2010: Sean issues call to arms; you know, like he’s been doing since time he decided to not give Dem. president a chance

Sean Hannity [AFA]

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#VVS2010: 19 Kids and one ‘nation that’s on fire’

The Duggars [AFA]

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#VVS2010: Fischer vs. judges, gays, atheists, pagans, [fill-in-the-blanks]

The man, the myth, the legend: Brian ““homosexuals in the military gave us…six million dead Jews” Fischer, on how “truth has become hate speech”:







[Right Wing Watch]

**Past FISCHER:

-The time Mr. Fischer said “homosexuals should be disqualified from public office”

-The time Mr. Fischer said that “homosexuals in the military gave us…six million dead Jews.

-The time Mr. Fischer called on Christian conservatives to breed gays and progressives out of existence

-The time Mr. Fischer said “permits should not be granted to build even one more mosque in the United States of America

-The time Mr. Fischer reduced gays to people who “want to use the alimentary canal for sexual purposes”

-The time Mr. Fischer declared that “Every time an HIV-infected male has sex with another male, it’s essentially the same as plunging an infected heroin needle into his arm. He’s passing on a potential death sentence, just as the Taliban seeks to do on a foreign battlefield.”

-The time Mr. Fischer said only gays were savage enough for Hitler

-The time Mr. Fischer invoked a Biblical story about stabbing “sexually immoral” people with spears, saying we need this kind of action in modern day

-The time Mr. Fischer compared gays to heroin abusers

-The time Mr. Fischer told us to just shut up

-The time Mr. Fischer oddly interpreted past historical oppressions

-The time Mr. Fischer directly compared laws against gay soldiers to those that apply to bank robbers




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#VVS2010: Delaware’s ‘us’ Senate hopeful

Basically, you had the same exact experience and came to the same takeaway messages over the past forty years as Christine O’Donnell did, or else you are a “they.” A “they” that has must now realize that Christine’s “us” has “always been in charge.”

Oh my:

#VVS2010 pushes buttons

On hand at the Values Voters Summit, G-A-Y pal Chris Geidner scored himself some swag:

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Chris says he was told it’d be the “most controversial button [he]‘d ever own.” That “controversy” of course existing between credible science and those (like the button seller) who chose to turn credible science into a manufactured controversy.




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#VVS2010: Fischer’s hooks

In anticipation of Bryan Fischer’s Values Voters speech tomorrow morning, our pals at Right Wing Watch have rounded up some of the AFA personality’s most jaw-dropping moments:



[RWW]

Mike Huckabee spoke this morning. Mitt Romney’s on as I type this. Several GOP Senators and members of Congress are on deck. And tomorrow? A man who’s on record saying “homosexuals in the military gave us…six million dead Jews(even more offensive here at Yom Kippur, the very day that Fischer will be speaking).

This is “values voting”? In this America that we all share? Hmm. Interesting.

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**Other FISCHER:

-The time Mr. Fischer said “homosexuals should be disqualified from public office”

-The time Mr. Fischer said that “homosexuals in the military gave us…six million dead Jews.

-The time Mr. Fischer called on Christian conservatives to breed gays and progressives out of existence

-The time Mr. Fischer declared that “Every time an HIV-infected male has sex with another male, it’s essentially the same as plunging an infected heroin needle into his arm. He’s passing on a potential death sentence, just as the Taliban seeks to do on a foreign battlefield.”

-The time Mr. Fischer said only gays were savage enough for Hitler

-The time Mr. Fischer invoked a Biblical story about stabbing “sexually immoral” people with spears, saying we need this kind of action in modern day

-The time Mr. Fischer compared gays to heroin abusers

-The time Mr. Fischer told us to just shut up

-The time Mr. Fischer oddly interpreted past historical oppressions

-The time Mr. Fischer directly compared laws against gay soldiers to those that apply to bank robbers




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#VVS2010: Inhofe’s very boring #DADT speech

Sen Inhofe (R-OK with Not-OK LGBT views) got some very muted applause for his DADT stuff. Not a great sign for a conservative in a crowd where most every other piece of clap-bait will Palin comparison pale in comparison to a marriage ban mention:

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