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The Daily Agenda for Sunday, January 15

Jim Burroway

January 15th, 2012

John S. Torell and Scott Lively

TODAY’S AGENDA (Theirs):
Scott Lively Webcast On “The Global Threat of Homosexuality”. The Resurrection Life of Jesus Church in Carmichael, CA, is run by a guy by the name of Pastor John S. Torell, who says he is the founder and president of European-American Evangelistic Crusades, Inc. Torell is something of a conspiracy theory connoisseur, with things to say about the Bilderbergers, the Jews and the New World Order. On the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Torell wrote, “Whenever politicians die ‘accidentally’, it’s worthwhile to see if the deceased politicians had been doing anything that may have angered the Jews or the New World Order, which in Europe takes the form of the European Union (EU).” He says the Jews, which runs the Secret World Government, hates the Tea Party. As for the Occupy Wall Street Movement, it is the product of a conspiracy involving Estonian-born Kalle Lasn, Barack Obama, ACORN, North Korea, the American Nazi Party, the Communist Party, Iranian Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamene, Venezuela president Hugo Chavez, and Roseanne Barr (who is, in case you missed it, a Jew who was born in the Mormon capital of Salt Lake City).

Also, HIV is manmade, created in “an ultrasecret government project called the Special Virus Program.” Another secret government program, in cooperation with that Jewish-run Secret World Government, is responsible for the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti. As for 9/11, the people who did it aren’t the people you think did it. To find out who did it, you have to watch this video, which I haven’t, so I don’t know who did it. Mormonisms are a cult, United Pentecostals are a cult, Seventh Day Adventism is a cult, Unitarian Universalism is a cult, Catholicism is a big time cult, and Judiasm, in addition to controlling the Secret World Government, is also a cult. And anybody who doesn’t read the King James Bible will probably end up in hell if they’re not careful.

And so it should come as no surprise that the Resurrection Life of Jesus Church will host Scott Lively for a live webcast this morning on the topic of “The Global Threat of Homosexuality.” Lively has traveled the world peddling his own brand of conspiracy theories including these in Uganda in 2009. His main schtick is to claim that Nazism was, in its essence, a gay movement, and that the inevitable result of equality for gay people is violent fascism. In Uganda, he pinned the blame for the genocide in neighboring Rwanda on “super macho” homosexuals. When it comes to paranoia, the aphorism about birds of a feather always springs to mind. The web cast, if you’re interested, begins at 10:30 a.m. PST.

TODAY’S AGENDA:
Ugandan Pro-Gay Pastor To Speak: Washington, D.C. As we noted the past two days, Rev. Mark Kiyimba, pastor of the New Life Kampala Unitarian Universalist Church, is currently on a speaking tour in the U.S., spending this weekend and part of next week in the Washington, D.C. area. He has been a consistent voice for LGBT equality in Uganda. If you have a chance to hear him, you should avail yourself of the opportunity. Here is his schedule:

Celebrations This Weekend: Aspen Gay Ski Week: Aspen, CO; Melbourne Pride’s Midsumma Carnival: Melbourne, VIC.

If you know of something that belongs on the agenda, please send it here. Don’t forget to include the basics: who, what, when, where, and URL (if available).

And feel free to consider this your open thread for the day. What’s happening in your world?

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Tony P
January 15th, 2012 | LINK

I find myself oddly in agreement with the following paragraph:

“Mormonisms are a cult, United Pentecostals are a cult, Seventh Day Adventism is a cult, Unitarian Universalism is a cult, Catholicism is a big time cult, and Judiasm, in addition to controlling the Secret World Government, is also a cult. And anybody who doesn’t read the King James Bible will probably end up in hell if they’re not careful.”

Yep, the lot of them are cults! Some more successful than others. But really, to single out Unitarian Universalism in there too? They’re really streatching.

Soren456
January 15th, 2012 | LINK

And to think that I once liked Roseanne Barr! Whew! Close call on that one.

Ben In Oakland
January 15th, 2012 | LINK

I’m tempted to watch for its superficial, but spectacular entertainment value, but the prospect of so many bucket-fulls of crazy/fear/hate creates too much cognitive dissonance.

This is supposed to be entertaining, but a glimpse into dark minds and darkers hearts.

It must really be terrible– I’m not sure Milton was wrong about Satan– to live their lives with minds and hearts that are either evil by nature, or so twisted and (irretrievably?) poisoned by crazy/fear/hate, that they become evil by nature.

Gay is its exact opposite in all senses of the word.

MattNYC
January 15th, 2012 | LINK

So…Jesus was a cult member…and a religion was based on him.

Sorry, I have to go run the world and worship my rabbi…

MattNYC
January 15th, 2012 | LINK

Garden State Equality announced today a major push to get Marriage (sorry, Timothy ;) Equality passed in the NJ Leg. They are not sure if they can get a veto-proof majority (Christie Kreme has vowed to veto it), but they say they will work on that AFTER it gets passed first.

john s. torell
April 25th, 2012 | LINK

Requesting the email of John S.Torell.
Looking forward to haer from you.
Regards
Alex Biy

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