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Monday, September 26, 2016

The Five Most Outrageous Claims At The Values Voter Summit

Every year since 2006, the conservative Christian Family Research Council has hosted the Values Voter Summit, an annual political conference geared towards right wing voters. The platform advocates a strongly anti-abortion stance, emphasizes traditional marriage, and opposes LGBT rights. The conference, which takes place this year between September 14-16, launched on Friday with a bevy of deeply conservative speeches sure to inflame even the most moderately liberal sensibilities. Here are five of the most outrageous claims presented at the Values Voter Summit so far:

  • frivolous01

    I can’t figure out if these guys are so stupid that they actually believe what they are saying or if they are deliberately lying to inflame their base. Either way I’m disgusted by all of them.

    • They REALLY do believe it! and yes they are stupid also. (need to bring on the paddy wagons!)

  • “Judge not – – least Thee Be Judged.” The most, often quoted verse in the Bible; yes, even more than John 3:16!

    These Hypocrites have clearly gone over the Edge. They may be carrying a Banner; but, it ain’t for Jesus Christ! I think you know the Alternative.

  • cpbis

    These people are fascists. Extremely dangerous to Democracy. They are part of the Tea Party who are constantly supported by Koch Brothers money and authoritarianism.

    • But the “poor” Koch Industries income will be in excess of 100,000,000,000.00 this year, they have plenty to flush down the stool with the rest of their ****.

    • The golden rule for them is “He holds the Gold rules!” The one thing that they forgot is that it is not about holding the gold–but who holds the power of the VOTE! There are more middle-class and poor than rich who hold the gold–so the challenge is out Vote them and take them off the National Scene forever!

  • latebloomingrandma

    A real love fest goin’ on down there, huh? These people are so concerned about imposing their version of the Ten Commandments on the rest of us, but they seem to have forgotten the one that deals with–“Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

    • mynx1

      “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

      Beautifully put, should be tattooed backwards on every GOP forehead to reminded them of their hyprocracy everytime they look in the mirror 🙂

    • Let the Immoral Minority have fun, their message is flowing down the Potomac into oblivion and since nobody is listening or buying their messages of hate anymore, who cares?

      • the scary thing is, there are way too many people who listen, and believe them. And no amount of reason will make them recognize the truth. Believe me, I’ve tried.

        • Crazy, right? I’m still getting hate messages from Right Wing Nut Jobs in response to a comment I made on YouTube six months ago.
          Faith is one thing, but aggressively crusading against huge populations is madness.
          Be assured Anna, you are not alone.

  • OUR MODERN DAY INQUISITORS – NOTHING HAS CHANGED OVER THE CENTURIES FOR PEOPLE OF THIS MINDSET. PART OF A QUOTE: “WE MUST RANK THE INQUISITION, ALONG WITH THE WARS AND PERSECUTIONS OF OUR TIME, AS AMONG THE DARKEST BLOTS ON THE RECORD OF MANKIND, REVEALING A FEROCITY UNKNOWN TO ANY BEAST.” WAIT UNTIL THE GOP, WARMONGERS, HATE MONGERS, GREEDY POWER HUNGRY WEALTHY MEN AND CORPORATIONS KEEP TRYING FOR COMPLETE CONTROL OF OUR NATION AND ALL IT’S INHABITANTS – WE WILL SEE WHAT LIVING UNDER A BUNCH OF DICTATORS WILL BE LIKE – UNLESS WE STOP THEM NOW. THE HAVE NO VALUES, MORAL, ETHICS OR DECENCY.

    • WE ARE THEIR BOSS. IT SEEMS WE HAVE LOST SIGHT OF THAT. WE NEED TO TAKE BACK THE POWER IN ORDER TO CHANGE THE LAWS AND HOW GOVERNMENT IS RUN. ESPECIALLY OUR MONEY. WHEN WE SEE PEOPLE PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGING THEY ARE VOTING AGAINST SOMETHING THEY BELIEVE WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO AMERICA BUT WILL NOT DO IT BECAUSE THEY DISLIKE THE PRESIDENT THEY SHOULD BE SENT PACKING WITH NO RETIREMENT, OR BENEFITS IMMEDIATELY. REPUBLIC OR DEMOCRAT THEY ALL BETTER BE IN IT FOR WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL OF US NOT JUST THE WEALTHY WHO THEY MAKE MONEY FROM BUT ESPECIALLY THE LITTLE GUY’S THE ONE’S THAT HAVE BEEN TAKING CARE OF THE BILLIONAIRES TAXES FOR THEM ALL THESE YEARS. WE MUST UNITE TELL CONGRESS WHAT CHANGES WE WANT IF THEY DON’T LIKE IT WE CAN FIRE THEM. WE ARE THEIR BOSS’. THE SOONER YOU ALL REALIZE THIS THE SOONER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE.!

  • Maeve152

    To sum it up-What a bunch of ignorant nut balls! The message these crazies are pushing is so outrageous it is evil. If they are such “religious” folks, they should rethink what they are speaking about publically. They all need to do some fact checking and then read the Constitution before they spew their hate trash talk. Aside from their own personal political agendas what purpose does their crap talk have? It certainly is not to unite our country or teach respect by example. At this time it is important to show a united front to the world. Or is that concept beyond their weak little minds?

  • OMG! We have these types of ignorants running out nation????!! And they actually thought and said those remarks!!

  • barbarahugh

    Why are these so call Christians mixing faith and politics?? I do not understand , these people carry soooo much hate in them they think that they are sinless , pointing fingers at everyone that do not agree with what they think and racist as racist can be.They want one thing and one thing only to dominate the world , what make them think that they are always right ?As for in Romney;s watch there will be no war REMEMBER this is a bully person a rich person he did not care about the middle or the poor then and even less now.He and the rest of these so called Christians holier then thou “are the Revelations of how evil they are . Wake up America these are not the people you want to rule this country , they are not Christians and I wonder did they ever go to Bible Class ? They are missing the essencial RESPECT and Judgement . There’s more to God then just saying I believe in God , or in God we trust ..

  • William Deutschlander

    The Uh “value” voters summit, a farce!

  • bcarreiro

    mitt and the republicans should take a foreign tour RIGHT now …….RIGHT behind the enemy lines!!

  • browninghipower

    I take great joy in reminding these morons that the Unpardonable Sin..the one Sin that God Himself will not ever, never, excuse and will with great sadness and some joy turn those who’ve committed it away from the gates of Heaven (if you believe such things and these people do) and drive them straight to Hell, is this…..The Unpardonable Sin……Doing the Works of the Devil in the Name of God.
    So all these people of the Religious Right who have preached hatred, intolerance, lies, etc, like the ones featured in this article have a nice surprise awaiting them. I would be a believer just so I can relish this one thought. But I have a life and try to live it according to one principle…treat others like I’d like to be treated. Simple but not always easy.

    • I thought the unpardonable sin was despair. as in believing your sin cannot be forgiven, then taking your own life, assuring that you will not be forgiven before you die. Even doing satan’s work can be forgiven if forgiveness is asked for.

      • Are you saying that a man can rape, torture, murder, steal and any other dishonorable thing he wants, as long as he wants, just as long as he asks forgiveness at the end of his life. He goes to heaven? In that case, no wonder the people that this artical is about, say and do the things they do. God gives them a free pass.

        • There are no big sins and little sins in the eyse of God. Sin is sin and the penalty for sin is death. Christ died and paid that penalty for all of us. When we accept Jesus into our hearts we take everything Christ did for all of us as our very own. YES, acceptance of Christ means forgiveness of sin. We all fall short everyday, as we confess our sins daily we are forgiven and we will not have to stand before Jesus and confess them because we have done so on a daily basis. Jesus is the only one who can forgive us for all of sins–on a daily basis.

          • mtooey

            Jesus as God is a lovely thought but only about 1/3 of the world’s population believes in Jesus. 2/3 of the world cannot all be sinners. I was raised Christian but I am also a realist. Not being open minded about other’s religion is one of the Conservatists greatest faults. We are multi cultural and we bet ter get used to it.

      • browninghipower

        You could be correct. I’m not here to argue dogma. I learned of the Unpardonable sin from reading Nathaniel Hawthorne at Yale. It’s always stayed with me. But, hey, I have not monopoly on Truth….or sinning. I just like to tweak the religious nut jobs. And I have a very deep feeling of forgiveness for those in despair.

      • Blaspheme against God and taking your own life are the two unpardonable sins. Remember the Jews called Jesus out as Blaspheme when He made statements which made Him equal with God. And, in reality He is God in the flesh!

        • Sand_Cat

          I remember that Jesus did mention an unpardonable sin, but I don’t think it was any of those suggested so far, certainly not suicide. Did someone else come up with a list?

    • This is the rule I was taught to follow as a child….The new commandment given by Christ and more important than all previous commandments. This is what shows you as a true Christians.

  • The fact that this group includes ‘values’ in their name is the worst offense. The other five claims are just icing on their cake of dishonesty.

    • Sand_Cat

      They have “values”: power, self-righteousness, judgmentalism, hypocrisy, hatred, fear, xenophobia,…
      The list goes on and on. And those financing them have values, too: MY money, MY entitlement, etc.

  • JSquercia

    I vacationed at Myrtle Beach a few years ago and it was great but I will NEVER again spend a dime in that racist state . Jim DeMint should have arrested and charged with violating the federal law that makes it illegal for citizens interfere with U S government relations with Foreign Nations . Jimbo went down to Honduras and spoke with the people who overthrew the President of that country . The US had not at the time decided how to react to coup but there was De Mint inserting himself into foreign Policy .
    Of course the state is also famous for Representative Smith interrupting the President during the state of the Union address with cries of ; “You LIE” . Oh and yes it was these A*holes who initiated the Civil War .

    • God is still on the throne. He sees all, knows all and will take care of all of us.

      • Sand_Cat

        He’s been on the throne for a long time. Maybe he should see a gastroenterologist.

  • alumahead

    If the hatred these people are selling is what they call Christianity, you can keep my serving. I’m full.

  • mynx1

    “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

    Should be tattooed backwards on every GOP forehead to reminded them of their hyprocracy everytime they look in the mirror 🙂

  • mynx1

    consider the following statement:

    “A wise person once taught me that the true definition of democracy is that the People are the Government. And it is the Duty of the People to appointment individuals of great Honour and Integrity with the Trust of protecting the 6 Fundamentals Principles of our existence:

    Life, Health, Education, Equality, Mutual Prosperty and Harmony.”

    Now ask yourself, which party best exemplifies this statement (given that neither party is perfect)

    • tHE dEMOCRATIC PARTY–OBAMA 2012!

  • nana4gj

    The irony is that the nefarious GOP, their shady donors, et al, are the very ones who are behind that stupid film and are the ones who held it in their back pockets to pull out and use as a last ditch effort, if needed, in the last 2 months of the campaign.

    It’s part of the playbook. They can downgrade the credit rating of the country; they can foment hatred at home; they can do whatever it takes with no regard for their country to win an election.

    They stood on this stage at this summit with a “former” terrorist.

    Follow the money re this film that sparked the crisis in the Middle East, and we will uncover still another heinous Republican attempted coup. I am convinced.

    They are responsible for the protest and assualt of the SOS’s motorcade in Egypt with the remark made by Bachmann and others about “Muslim Brotherhood” activists in Congress and in high places. They have been deliberately fomenting this kind of crises.

  • onedonewong

    I read the post and couldn’t see a single misstatement.
    Barak is a card carrying Socialist that places more value on Moooslims lives then our own trooops.
    Every Union member is by defination is a THUG
    Marriage does in fact prevent welfare
    Voter Fraud is how Al Frankin was elected to the US Senate
    Planned Parenthood’s only goal is to kill more than the 1,000,000 babies they kill every year

    • Sand_Cat

      Obviously, the “one done wong” is you. You certainly have it all wrong.

      • retiredforaliving

        When you get to 3rd grade on your GED they will cover reading comprehension

    • Justin Napolitano

      Onedone, shut up, you obviously didn’t read the article or you wouldn’t come to such a ridicules conclusion. Many people like myself are not going to let you post nonsense without it being called out. I believe you and a few others are republican shills that post their ranting are payed to do so. Now please go collect your check.

      • onedonewong

        other than the typical left wing nut job ad hominem you got nothing

  • There is only one of those claims that does have some credence. Margaret Saenger was a believer in eugenics. Whether that has any bearing on her decision to start Planned Parenthood, and champion the rights to abortion is a completely different matter. As for the rest of their claims, well, let’s just say that the last time voter fraud may have helped a Democrat was in 1960. On the other hand, Tea Party sponsored Absentee Ballot Voting Parties are ripe for shenenagins to take place.

  • Landsende

    These people are as dangerous as those inciting the riots in the middle east. And then they wonder why so many other countries hate us when they hear these politicians spouting their hateful rhetoric. I’m surprised they didn’t invite Terry Jones to their hate fest. They probably think that the idiot that made the anti-Islam film is a hero even though he is responsible for the deaths of those in the embassy and put hundreds of others at risk in other embassies. If this is the kind of values espoused at the values voters summit it makes you question their values.

  • mikeharmes

    I’m reminded of P T Barnum … and the circus has come to town.

  • Ed

    Tim Huekskamp represent Kansas huh? That explains a lot.

  • rhmikerap

    I’m very happy that Ms. Bachmann and her associates continue to speak out. It is providing much-needed comic relief for the sad state of affairs so blatant in our political process.

  • scat

    I seem to recall that there is a Bible verse that guarantees severe punishment to those leaders who lead their flock astray. These folks are either the biggest liars in the world or the most deluded people on the planet. They will eventually stew in their own soup.

  • dtgraham

    “Voter fraud is rampant in urban areas.” That’s an amazing statement to make when you think of it. Sometimes these guys hardly even bother to talk in coded language any more. Translation: those blacks in the cities are all voting Democrat and ruining things for us. We’ve got to stop that. That’s not a dog whistle; that’s a regular whistle.

    Cancellation of early voting, poll taxes by another name (passport requirements etc..), stopping voter registration drives, purging of voter rolls just prior to an election, the kind of strict ID requirements that are hard for the poor to get, a new drive to end the voting rights act because it’s supposedly “outdated”. You wonder what the end game is for the Republicans. Jim Crowe, up front poll taxes and literacy tests I guess. And these are the “values voters.”

    Reminds me of a story I once heard about an African American gentleman who was trying to vote in the deep south quite a long time ago, at a time when schools were segregated, and the African American schools barely qualified for the name school because they didn’t have the resources to teach much. He was given a long word and asked if he knew what that word meant. He replied, “oh I know what that word means.” “It means there ain’t no n—— votin’ today.”

  • sleeprn01

    I’m not as concerned about the Organization for Islamic Cooperation as much as I’m concerned about the GOP and their right wing agenda. The GOP has been methodically, for the past 30 yrs, plodding toward a time in which they control all 3 branches of the government. In this election year we have seen from the GOP compulsive lying, messages of hate and prejudice, and active cheating e.g. changing the voter laws just months before the election. Why is it that it’s only the GOP controlled states have such serious voter fraud that it need to be dealt with before the November election. Perhaps Michele Bachmann should just go into business with her unlicensed “therapist husband” and turn gay people into straight people thru prayer.

  • The un-Christian American Taliban in all its ugliness.

  • Typical Repbs agenda, can’t tell the truth what happened to their brains?

  • What the heck do these fantastic misstatements have to do with “values”? The teachers union in Chicago has thrown no rocks and burned no flags. Marriage does not prevent poverty, but poverty and arcane rules about welfare do prevent married poor people from living together. Planned Parenthood was created by Margaret Sanger to end the cycle of pregnancy and poverty and give women the choice to have children only when they want and can afford them. Voter impersonation fraud cast seven false votes nationwide in 2004, hardly enough to swing elections, and since every in-person voter must already be registered and must sign their name to match the signature on file, the addition of photo ID requirements adds only difficulty but not security to the voting process. Every registrar of voters issues a voter ID that does not have your picture, but it is one vote per ID, so election day is not the time to prevent fraud – registration day is. This last bit is really silly – Mr Obama has personally ordered the deaths of over 200 enemies of the US, all presumed terrorists, including Bin Laden himself. The Cairo speech promised Arabs that if they sought freedom and democracy, the US would back them up. We have. There are three dictatorships in North Africa that are not dictatorships any more, but the democracy that resulted is as messy, or messier, than ours was between 1781 (the victory at Yorktown) and 1789 (the adoption of the Constitution.) I do not know what values these people are supporting, but the accurate study of history and current events is clearly NOT among them.

  • Justin Napolitano

    When I read the comments made by these republicans I cringe. I have never supported a conspiracy theory but I am beginning to wonder. Some one of some thing is orchestrating the crap that come out of their mouths. I would be one thing if just some of these people had such redicles