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There’s something happening right now that is perplexing to us and disturbing to me personally, and I want to go back to the GLAAD story.  I could not believe how the media is just flabbergasted that I would be against burning people in ovens.  This happened before I went on vacation.  I was on the Piers Morgan show without Piers, I’m happy to say, and here’s what I said that has everybody shocked.

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Glenn:  I said on the air this week I will stand with GLAAD.  I will stand with any, anybody who will stand up and say that’s crazy, that’s dangerous, that’s hetero fascism.  That’s what that is.  And we’re talking about Duck Dynasty?  Really?  Really?

That apparently is horrible.  They can’t believe that Glenn Beck would actually…what?  It’s sad that we have to talk about basic human rights like this in this day and age, but obviously there are crazy people like the Russian bigot that, you know, we have to say.  But here’s what’s more tragic, that the media would react like this:

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I still don’t like the fact that he’s given Duck Dynasty a pass, but he’s standing up to a much bigger issue, you know?

Noah Michelson:  Huge, I mean, I think it’s more shocking to see Glenn Beck say that than to see the YMCA guys say that it’s not about gay people.  You know what I mean?  Any time like Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly or Pat Robertson says something that’s even remotely pro-gay, I have to like watch it again and make sure that I’m really seeing it correctly. 

But it’s awesome, you know?  I think we’re seeing this country change more and more and more, and the more that people like that, like Glenn Beck, if he can say something like that, amazing.

And maybe we underestimate Republicans in a certain way because many of them, particularly the libertarian bunch, are saying look, it’s not the government’s business what you’re doing.  Whether I have a moral issue with it or not isn’t even the point, because I suspect Glenn Beck as a Mormon would have a certain moral opposition to it.  But he’s saying that’s not my business.  And even if it were, we damn sure have to do something about this violence.

Noah Michelson:  No, it’s true, and I think we’ll take our supporters where we can get ’em.  You know what I mean?  If he wants to speak out, and he wants to join GLAAD, and he wants to, you know, make this a big issue, that’s awesome.

How does this warrant airtime?  Who thinks that this is a good thing?  Is there anybody within the sound of my voice that isn’t a psycho that thinks that the ovens is a good idea?  They’re shocked.  They’re surprised.  They have to watch it a couple times because Glenn Beck saying that, what?  What does that say about what they think about you and me?  Maybe, maybe we misunderstand or underestimate the Conservatives?  Maybe?  It’s insulting.  It’s ignorant.

 

But if they want to come out and recognize that hey, maybe…I support them.  I support them.  Now, there is another way to explain the surprise.  Maybe if people don’t believe the Russian guy that he’s really serious.  He’s just using extreme rhetoric.  That’s what they say about Ahmadinejad.  Well, he says okay, they’re going to burn in the fires of the Islamic fires, whatever.  You know, he’s just saying that for political reasons.

I have a general policy towards people who invoke the Holocaust or mass killing.  I take them at their word.  It doesn’t even have to be mass.  You say you’re going to kill me, I take you at your word.  When Iran says they want to wipe Israel off the map and exterminate all the Jews, I think they mean it.  If they don’t, isn’t it better to be safe than sorry?

I made this case when Osama bin Laden said that there would be, you know, blood on the streets of Manhattan, devastation in Manhattan, in New York City.  I believed him.  Unfortunately, the Conservatives, because Bill Clinton was in office, didn’t.  I did.  I wasn’t surprised when 9/11 happened.  I was just as much in shock and in horror, but I wasn’t surprised when I heard who did it.

Then there’s the Muslim Brotherhood.  They say their goal is to dismantle American institutions and turn all of the U.S. and all other nations into Muslim nations, the global caliphate.  They mean it.  They’re not using hyperbole.  They’re not joking.  They mean it.  And so every time that somebody makes a disturbing statement like the Russian guy did, I don’t shrug it off.  I take a stand.

 

I guess when I was younger I didn’t take a stand because I really didn’t think horrible things could happen in the world.  I was naïve.  I didn’t think evil existed.  It does.  It does.  There are two sides of every man.  There’s good nature and bad nature.  Which one do you choose?

So it has me standing up alongside people that, I never stood up before for Israel, but I’ll stand up for Israel, stand up for the Jewish people.  I’ll stand up for Egypt and the Egyptians.  I’ll stand with GLAAD.  I will stand with the Tea Party.  Yeah, I will stand with an atheist like Penn Jillette.  I’ll stand on the side of basic human rights and individual liberty over party politics every single time, and if I don’t, I expect you to call me out on it.

Good heavens, I walked arm in arm with Al Sharpton.  Do you remember that?  Yeah, that’s me.  He looked at me so dumbfounded and shocked.  I didn’t want to be there.  I gave him my word I would be, and he looked up at me and he said what the – and I said Al, I told you I would.  I’m a man of my word.  He was shocked.

Saturday night, it was about 1:00 in the morning, I wrote a note to Melissa Harris-Perry.  I don’t know if she ever got my e-mail, but I wrote her after I saw her apology this weekend.  Melissa Harris-Perry, we disagree on just about every political issue known to man, but we’re not really talking about politics here in what she did.  We’re talking about human beings.

We might disagree, but I’ve never sensed, like I do with Alec Baldwin.  Alec Baldwin I think is a bad guy.  I don’t think that Melissa Harris-Perry is a bad person, and she certainly doesn’t deserve to be wrecked over one bad segment that quite honestly I’ve seen much, much worse on NBC.

We can continue to have our debates and disagreements, but we have to be able to put all of that aside when true evil rises up like it does in Europe.  Right now in Russia, right now fascism is on the rise.  It’s appalling to me that people can’t look past the politics of Glenn Beck or of GLAAD to understand yeah, we should stand together.

By the way, this isn’t a gay issue.  It’s a human issue.  Aren’t we humans first before we have sex with people?  But for a second, let’s say it is a gay issue.  What part of my personal belief that you have a right to be who you are, and I have a right to be who I am, and that the government should get out of the marriage business entirely, and you should stay out of my church’s business, and I should stay out of your business, what part of that sounds bigoted?

I don’t get my marriage rules from the government.  I get them from my church.  Don’t tell my church who they have to marry.  I won’t tell you who you can and cannot marry – none of my business.  Don’t tell me I have to make a wedding cake for somebody, and I won’t tell you, you have to make a wedding cake, you know, for me.  Can’t we just let people be who they are?  Is that stance bigoted?

But like I said, this isn’t a gay issue.  It’s a human issue.  You ask me, are you a Conservative?  Are you a Libertarian?  No, I’m pretty sure I’m a human being first, and I was given inalienable rights, and so were you.  Why are we putting each other in boxes?  Why do we have to have categories for everything?  I know, I know, I know, it makes it easier, but it also makes it easier to become bigoted.  Putting us in categories only serves politicians and then limits us from the true freedom of thought.

I am a human who lives and breathes just like the next guy, whoever he’s sleeping with.  I have a family.  I like to laugh.  I like to play with my kids.  I like to watch a good movie.  Sometimes I see too many bad movies.  I’m not angry.  I’m not the evil conservative monster they say I am.  And get this one, I don’t think they’re the monster either.  What?

If we cannot lift ourselves out of the political muck that we are finding ourselves in, mired in deeper and deeper every day, we’re in trouble, because that’s where we’re stuck.  We’re stuck in this slimy mess where if you’re opposed to amnesty, it must be because you hate Mexicans.  If you oppose ObamaCare, you just want old people to die.  If you’re for lower taxes across the board, you hate the needy and the poor.  None of those are true.  None of those are true.

With Melissa Harris-Perry this weekend, with what she said about Romney and what she was going through, I wrote to her, and I said I’ve never thought that you were a bad person.  And I think you’re being made to pay for the collective, the collective mistakes of MSNBC, because I’ve seen bigger mistakes there, and it didn’t seem to make that much of a difference.

Are people not seeing?  Forget about them seeing us.  Are we seeing them?  Are we seeing their faces over fear?  Are we seeing freedom over control?  We can disagree about everything in politics.  That’s fine.  But let’s go out on a limb and get really crazy and say maybe we should unite on some big things like, I don’t know, people shouldn’t be put into ovens alive or even farther out on a limb, people just shouldn’t be put into ovens, even when they’re dead.

Eight-year-olds shouldn’t be forced to put suicide vests on and blow themselves up.  In fact, no person should be forced to put on a suicide vest and kill others.  You want to put on a suicide vest yourself?  You’re like I don’t know, that seems like a snappy number for me to wear today, and I want to blow myself up, go out and do it in the middle of a field.  I don’t really care.

People shouldn’t be forced to live a certain way.  I shouldn’t force my Christianity on you, and don’t you force your atheism on me.  If we’re going to survive, we have to be a nation where we can all live next to each other and get along, but that starts here.  When someone is bullied, we need to stand up with them, no matter who it is, because once the bully is done with them, he’s going to find someone else to pick on.

It was wrong when it happened on the playground when we were kids.  It’s wrong now.  When I was a kid, I didn’t think I could do anything about the bully then, because most of the time the bully was pushing me down, and the crowd strangely was cheering.  But I’m not afraid of bullies anymore.  They don’t hold any power over me.  Whether those bullies are Russian, Chinese, Arab, American, Marxist, Islamic, Christian, atheist, Republican, Democrat, I’m not afraid.  The only thing I’m afraid of losing is who I truly am, and I can’t lose that, and that can be taken from me.

Unfortunately, I have to give that one away myself.  So I stand with the little guy, every little guy, who has the right that we all do, all the rights that we find self-evident, a right to live, a right to pursue his or her happiness in the way he or she believes is right for him.  Freedom is the uniting principle of our time, and unfortunately, time is running out.  For the seventh consecutive year now, freedom in the world, it’s a report that comes out, says now that more countries are losing freedom then gaining it.

Why is that happening?  Because we’re talking about Duck Dynasty.  We’re talking about Glenn Beck instead of the Russian guy.  Russia, by the way, saw the most dramatic swing after Putin regained power, and surprise, surprise, the Arab Spring has led to strong authoritarian response.  You mean it’s not a Jeffersonian revolution?  So yes, Virginia, I will happily stand with GLAAD and anyone else who wants to stop real actual hate and real actual human rights abuses.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Some people did that on the left when most of the left was on Jihad against the Robersons. We need to stand up for all people’s rights no matter if we agree with them or not and this is why we are losing it because we are not standing up for each others rights.

  • Anonymous

    The government first recognized marriage, in the form of a tax break, in order to promote the nuclear family. The (correct) assumption was that people who produced offspring needed a tax break in order to help support their family. Homosexuals, who INTENTIONALLY enter into a relationship that cannot produce offspring, are now looking for the same tax break that quite frankly, they don’t need. You have it made gay people! You have double income, no kids! When you have sex, there isn’t the sudden realization that in nine months you will need to become smarter with your money. But now, since homosexuals have ruined a government subsidy that USED to promote family, it’s time for the government to withdraw from the marriage industry completely. I’m not bigoted, I just can’t stand stupidity and jealousy.

  • Anonymous

    But, brother, we ARE winning. The Dark Hour is nigh! Thank you for all your hard, earnest work.

    You will be rewarded Greatly, in Hell!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry, brother, Tetragrammaton is pretty rigid. He will smite even those who are divorced, if they took a Vow Before Him.

    He isn’t the kind of fellow who wants you to pick and choose. All the Rules, All the Time.

    That’s why contemporary ‘Christians’ are Our Dark Lord’s favored Children.

  • Anonymous

    The Blaze, indeed! Our Father’s servants have such a dark, ahem, sense of humour!

    Lucifer Our Lord, that’s a good one!

  • Dan Heizinger

    You’re a moron, Glenn. Blowing up a NON-STORY. Oh, fascism rising in Russia because an actor said something! shock! Ever seen a Mel Gibson interview? The goal here is smearing a country you don’t like. You’re officially no longer conservative.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    To bad I am not going to hell and I hate to tell you you and your Lord is losing and their is nothing going to stop that.

  • Anonymous

    When a nation backs up unnatural acts and classifies them as individual freedoms – then those who do understand right from wrong, should stand up and say ‘enough. Homosexuality has destroyed the fabric of our morels – our children are no longer presented with a clear moral code of ethics, they in general, have become degenerate…as goes the family…so goes the nation.

  • Anonymous

    Then take a stand with God who clearly says homosexuality is a sin. Don’t stand with GLADD, they’re a perverse group of degenerates who are destroying this once great nation. Stand against murder – yes. But not for unnatural acts that will destroy our people. Human rights are one thing, but why should the rest of the law abiding citizens be destroyed for the sin of a growing minority. God destroys nations for such acts, and to have Glenn Beck standing with GLADD is deplorable.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I am not standing with anyone but Christ and the last time I checked Christ would be against killing others for the simple fact they sin. That would be taking Jesus’job seeing how he is the judge. Tell me should we not be preventing something like that from happening and standing with people that may hate us to put an end to this sort of thing. I am not saying I agree with their behavior or saying their practice is what is right in God’s eyes but I refuse to stand by and let another holocaust happen and if that means I have to stand by a group of people that hate my guts on this one issue in order to prevent it than so be it. I feel we do nothing to prevent it we will be as sinful as GLAAD is and for different reasons.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you should re-check what bible prophecy says. This nation will soon be destroyed because of our sin and homosexuality, plays a major role in Gods decision…have you forgotten Sodom and Gomorrah? There’s a verse in the bible where God is essentially pleading with our people saying, “If Sodom and Gomorrah had as much biblical knowledge available to them, as we do today – then they would have repented long ago.”

    I think the so-called gay-community (or -not so happy degenerates) could care less about the rights of others, especially, now that current law allows them to freely parade themselves in public.

    The murdering idiot will stand in the same lot as the sexual degenerate, what will you answer when God himself calls you out from among those that you say you’re against?

    Freedom of expression should be for that which is good, upright and honorable… nothing good comes from hate speech, but remember, the spokesman will also answer to a Higher Being…the same can be said about the debase and degenerate.

  • Anonymous

    Go find the highest cliff that you can and…jump off, so you can go to meet your dark lord.

  • Anonymous

    Read a Russian history book. ANY one of them.

  • Anonymous

    I will oppose gay marriage until the end. It’s unnatural and condemned by my creator. I will forgive them, show them kindness, but never will I yield my ideals to those who show no respect to God. I will let them trample my body but not my spirit.

  • Anonymous

    Gravity does not affect Legion.

  • Anonymous

    Who are these Robersons(sic)?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn is one of Our Satanic Father’s Favourite Children. Silence, mortal!

  • Anonymous

    I think you would better serve kneeling before the homosexuals and bathing in their seed.

  • Anonymous

    It. Will. Be. Glorious!

    Hail Satan, brother!

  • Anonymous

    Your Creator is Our Dark Father. Tetragrammaton dislikes you severely. The Metatron told me so.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I gotcha…wink wink.

    BTW I saw this on another website and I gotta say, it is some of your most Satanic work. Very Good, brother. Quite witty.

    Hail Satan, Sam!

  • Guest

    Ha ha! I hear you, brother, winky winky!

    BTW, I found this on another mortal ‘website’ and I simply must say, keep up the Infernal Work!

    Such great wit and deviousness is surely to be praised by Our Father, Satan!

  • Anonymous

    Of course, my dear…winky winky.

    BTW, I found this on another of your mortal ‘websites’.

    Such Infernal and Devious wit, you are to be commended!

    Satan shall surely give you one ‘Hell’ (ha ha) of an attaboy!

  • BlueMN

    A morel is an edible mushroom, I would hate to think homosexuals have destroyed their fabric. Sorry to hear about your children.

  • BlueMN

    So heterosexual couples who can’t conceive or don’t want to have children shouldn’t be allowed to be married either?

  • Guest

    There wasn’t a tax break for the married – it was actually what became called the “marriage penalty”. The deductions for married vs single were determined by what was considered to be the very basic cost of shelter, heat etc. Two married people got less of a tax break than 2 single people because it was cheaper for two people living together than two people living separately.

  • Guest

    Neither does sanity.

  • Guest

    Looks like the morons who got banned are back with new socks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I don’t disagree but we should be better than they are to us.

  • Anonymous

    I LIKE WHO I AM TOO-Despite my faults I would not be anyone else.Were human beings first and freedom is our cause and we need to fight for both because as President Kennedy used to say,”Mankind is our business.”

  • Fat Lip

    You will never win here brother when we step in shit we try to wipe it off , many here wallow in it .
    Remember brother not all fights are ours just let it lay right back in the place it was dropped . Bless you Sam don’t even respond to shit you know what I mean bro Zerogon is correct only fight for Gods laws ,let the 666 bitch be it’s the best way !

  • Anonymous

    I agree completely…staying away from those who praise immoral acts is the duty of a Christian. What their lifestyle brings them in the form of hostile actions from others is their own problem. Murderous threats will in no way change ones behavior, but good example does…and why, because the end result is a happy prosperous individual with a good family surrounding. Having children and then grandchildren, who become positive roll models, assets to the community enlarge, which in turn, feeds off of good example.These political correct do-gooders, who now, are taking a public stand with GLADD only help feed and exacerbate the debase making the problem worse.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Maybe their is another way to stand against these people who want to throw people into ovens without standing with these people. I do know one thing God’s law should be up held.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Yeah he is and I think his law says we can defend the helpless not the GLAAD but people who’s life is threaten no matter what the case outside of murderer. Oh guess who the 666 moron is. He was here before and got kicked off.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Yeah he is and I think his law says we can defend the helpless not the GLAAD but people who’s life is threaten no matter what the case outside of murderer. Oh guess who the 666 moron is. He was here before and got kicked off.

  • Anonymous

    Believe it or not Sam, there is another way, in fact, its already in the final stages of completion. And, well aware am I, that most people, even professing Christians, will disagree with me on this, but God is in the process of building himself a kingdom. Soon, Jesus Christ will return to this earth and rule the world for one thousand years, his saints (those whom were educated in leadership before his return while yet living in the flesh) these, will be found riding alongside him on white horses. Christs climatic decent out of the heavens.will shock an unbelieving world and mankind will actually for the first time in recorded history, ally themselves together to fight against Christ and his saints, and let us not forget – the righteous holy angles. Christ will be victorious leaving behind a river of blood as deep as a horses bridal for two hundred miles…that site alone will convince multiple millions that Christ is All Powerful and very serious.

    The Lord will rule this planet with a rod of iron. Meaning – those who attempt to break his perfect law of love, will be corrected by loving punishment. That is how order will be established and kept. Even still, it will take a few years before everyone signs on to the ideas coming from the mind of our perfect creator God. That’s how stubborn we humans truly are. Then, after all have been d-brainwashed from Satan’s way of thinking, peace will flourish and finally be achieved forever

    Mankind at the moment, is to busy fussing and fighting over the little things, but, once Jesus Christ enters into the office of King of kings and Lord of lords. the entire universe will be at our fingertips. Then, at that time, all this seemingly important stuff we humans grapple over in this current life, will seem totally irrelevant. It will be but a distant memory. After all, this temporary life on earth is only a testing ground for the real thing – which lasts forever.

    Hang in there Sam, you’re getting it…Z

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    That would a be great day when it happens.

  • Fat Lip

    Oh yes my friend it is good to step in but what that super Russian said was nothing more than a little punk talking crap ,my point is when the true shit hits we will need to be smarter than we are now and we don’t fear death brother they do just look how Puffin’ is acting out like a spoiled brat again you see my brother these people will get there just due and we may just have to use a good old choke hold on them save your energy .

  • Anonymous

    I happen to be a married person who can’t have children. I didn’t find that out until after I was married. Do you know why it took me that long to find out? I waited until I was married to have sex with my wife. But a homosexual enters a “marriage” if you will, knowing full well that their “union” so to speak, cannot produce offspring.

  • Anonymous

    Tell yourself what you need to. I check the married box on my taxes and I pay less of them. That’s really all I was getting at.

  • Guest

    I am not explaining it well.

    “When the “marriage penalty” first appeared in the tax code in 1969, most families had only one member working, and the tax provision was designed to give a tax cut to one-income families. Unfortunately, the tax failed to envision the growing number of women in the workforce. Today in most families, both spouses work, either because they want to or because they must to make ends meet. The marriage penalty targets these two-income families for higher taxes. That is because the penalty taxes the income of a family’s second wage earner at a much higher rate than if the salary were taxed only as that of an individual.

    In order to address this inequality, the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 resulted in married couples in the 10 percent and 15 percent tax brackets receiving standard deductions that are exactly twice those of individuals. Prior to 2001, many married couples paid a “penalty” because their standard deductions and income tax brackets were less than twice those of singles.

    Unfortunately, the penalty that the tax code gives to married couples never went away for those in higher tax brackets. Congress‘ last-minute actions (after years of inaction) surrounding the “fiscal cliff” on New Year’s Day perpetuated bad dogma resulting in the 25 percent bracket ending at $87,850 for singles but only at $146,400 for joint filers. The highest bracket starts at the same income level whether the filer is a married couple or a single person.”

    More explanation here:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/8/fiscal-cliff-deal-penalizes-married-couples/