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Bryan Fischer wants ‘smart and articulate’ gay conservative editor fired for being ‘dangerous to the cause’

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Responding to news that a popular editor at the conservative Townhall website came out as gay earlier this week, Christian commentator Bryan Fischer called for the firing of the young man saying that he was “smart and articulate” and therefore “dangerous to the conservative cause.”

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Townhall Political Editor Guy Benson addressed his sexuality after writing in his upcoming book: “Guy here. So, I’m gay.”

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Benson explained that, despite being gay, he feels he falls in line with most conservatives when it comes to LGBT issues.

“I’m for civil marriage, I’m for nondiscrimination laws — but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely held businesses that serve the wedding industry,” Benson explained.

This wasn’t good enough for Fischer who wrote on his American Family Association blog, “Benson is young, smart, and articulate and often appears on Fox News as a pundit on all manner of political issues. This makes him particularly dangerous to the conservative cause.”

Fischer went on to say that Townhall owner Salem Media Group — whose mission statement explains that they “target audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values” — has an obligation to fire Benson.

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“If Salem leadership is to be at all true to its own mission statement, Benson must be replaced. His values on homosexuality are not Christian, family-themed, or conservative, Fischer wrote. ” In truth, the term ‘gay conservative’ is an oxymoron, along the lines of ‘honest thief.’ The first term is flatly and inescapably contradictory to the second.”

 Recently,the American Family Association stripped Fischer of his title of spokesperson for the group due to his inflammatory statements about gays and minorities.


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Lewandowski’s testimony will let Democrats build Nixon-like articles of impeachment: Ex-prosecutor

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As President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski combatively testified before the House Judiciary Committee, he admitted that Trump asked him to communicate to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation must be shut down. Aside from that revelation, most of the testimony was unproductive, with Lewandowski lashing out at members of Congress and running interference for the president.

But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti wrote on Twitter, these outbursts — and the fact that Trump sanctioned the way that Lewandowski behaved in the hearing — could be the basis for Democrats to write up articles of impeachment against Trump similar to those drafted against Richard Nixon in 1974:

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Putin aims a weaponized barb at Trump over Saudi attack – and hits the mark

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Russian President Vladimir Putin joked this week about selling defense systems to Riyadh following weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The gag was aimed at US President Donald Trump and it hit the mark with the precision of a guided weapon.

It was a masterful piece of trolling by the czar of trolls – a snide, disparaging jibe with an element of truth twisted into absurdity for maximum effect and laughs. At a joint press conference with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in Ankara on Monday, Putin cast his bait into the volatile Persian Gulf region just days after devastating attacks on Saudi oil facilities exposed the limits of the Gulf kingdom’s expensive defense systems.

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Rick Wilson obliterates Dems for letting Lewandowski get away with stonewalling: ‘So bad it makes me cringe’

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Anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson dropped the hammer on House Democrats Tuesday for letting Trump minion Corey Lewandowski make a mockery of their oversight powers.

After witnessing a House Judiciary Committee hearing that quickly devolved into a circus with Lewandowski stonewalling and evading questions, Wilson unloaded on Democrats for failing in their basic responsibilities in governmental oversight.

"This is outrageous contempt," Wilson wrote. "It isn't just that this scumbag Lewandowski is slapping the committee with it. This is a test, and the Democrats are going to fail it. They're so bad at this it makes me cringe."

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