Teabagger Larry Klayman floats this conspiracy theory after his disastrous interview with CNN’s Don Lemon:
What CNN did to me yesterday was a hit piece orchestrated against me by the Obama White House with the direct involvement of the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to discredit me and to turn the public against Judge Leon’s court decision that the NSA is violating Fourth Amendment rights.
Family Leader CEO Bob Vander Plaats, who may run as a Republican candidate for an Iowa Senate seat, responded to a federal judge ruling that a Utah law against co-habitation is unconstitutional:
Now that you’ve been objectively vindicated — that once you open that door there is no real principle. If you start with the premise of self-determination – you define your own reality, that’s the essence of being human, nobody else can determine your reality for you … Because it’s also about a parent marrying their child – of age, marrying their child.
Conservative radio host Mike Slater compares the Duck Dynasty homophobe, Phil Robertson, to our greatest civil rights leader:
In 1958, a young boy wrote a preacher a letter, saying that he was struggling with homosexuality. And this preacher wrote back, ‘Son, don’t worry, there’s a solution to your problem.’ That preacher was Martin Luther King Jr. I guarantee you that Martin Luther King Jr. loves that boy just like Robertson. The point is the Robertson family loves everyone, that’s the point here.
Much like the Paula Dean scandal, conservatives like Slater are trying to minimize Robertson’s remarks. This is what Robertson said that was so loving of homosexuals:
Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.
It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.
And back in 2010, Robertson was on video preaching against gays as “insolent, arrogant, God-haters” with “inflamed lust for each other” :
Robertson joins conservatives like Rand Paul who believe the Civil Rights Act was unnecessary, adding this on growing up before the civil rights movement:
I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.
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