Accuracy in Media

Dave Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor (R-VA) was attributed to his Tea Party backing, when national groups like the Tea Party Patriots gave him no financial assistance at all. What the media ignored was his campaigning in local churches and emphasis on family values.

In addition to opposing illegal immigration, Brat’s platform declared that “the most important factor in our nation’s success is the strength of the family unit.” It said that Brat would “protect the rights of the unborn and the sanctity of marriage, and will oppose any governmental intrusion upon the conscience of people of faith.”

“A man of deep faith,” his bio says, “Dave attends St. Mary’s Catholic Church with his wife Laura and their two children: Jonathan, 15 and Sophia, 11.” It says he went to Princeton where he obtained a Masters in Divinity and on to American University where he earned a Ph.D. in Economics.

During the campaign he also repeatedly emphasized a national security policy of “peace through strength.”

As they played down his pro-moral values message, in a victory that is continuing to send shock waves through the political establishment, our media have failed to report on how President Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America has been working out in a process that can only be described as the homosexualization of the Armed Forces.

It is a topic that some Republicans, eager to sound like Democrats on social issues, want to avoid. But Brat’s victory—and the fact that his pro-traditional values message struck a chord—may cause them to start paying attention.

Many have been amazed at the lengths to which the Obama administration went to get Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl out of enemy hands, by exchanging him for five top terrorists. But consider the extraordinary June 5th Department of Defense “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month Ceremony,” which featured “the highest ranking transgendered civilian appointment in the Department,” a “woman” named Amanda Simpson who used to be a man named Mitchell Simpson.

Simpson introduced the event and proudly identified herself/himself as transgender, generating a round of applause.

We reported on Simpson in 2010, when he/she became the first openly transgendered appointee to the federal bureaucracy. Simpson has since moved from the Commerce Department to the Defense Department.

Simpson reflects the aggressive infiltration of the federal government, even the Pentagon, by the George Soros-funded transgender movement. The Executive Director of something called the “Army Energy Initiatives Task Force,” Simpson served as a board member of the National Center for Transgender Equality from 2007 to 2009. George Soros has been a backer of the group, giving them $150,000 through his Open Society Foundations in 2011 alone.

You may recall that former Army soldier Bradley Manning had listed the National Center for Transgender Equality among his “likes and interests.” Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for violating the Espionage Act, theft of government property, and other offenses, has now said, “I am Chelsea Manning. I am female.” He wants the taxpayers to pay for his sex-change operation and the Pentagon seems willing to oblige him/her.

At the Pentagon event, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work delivered the keynote address, saying, “We honor the service and sacrifices of our gay and lesbian service members…” Clearly, Manning is not somebody the Pentagon is necessarily “proud” of. Still, the extraordinary “gay pride” ceremony at the Pentagon was something to see. It reflected what Robert R. Reilly describes in his new book, Making Gay Okay, as the transformation of the homosexual rights movement from a request for tolerance to a cultural conquest.

It is quite shocking to think that the Pentagon has been conquered in this insidious process. Yet, that’s what the facts seem to show.

Reilly taught at the National Defense University, and served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he was Senior Advisor for Information Strategy from 2002 to 2006. His publisher, Ignatius Press, has produced a short YouTube video about his provocative new book.

However, Breitbart News reports that the Reilly book is receiving the silent treatment from much of the conservative media. “Reilly’s new book cannot get a hearing; there is a media blackout, a stonewall even among the conservative press…” reports Austin Ruse.

If the conservative media won’t cover the homosexualization of the military, who will? It is a question that Reilly must be asking.

It is a book that Pentagon officials should read. In a chapter titled “Sodomy and the Military,” Reilly notes that “From America’s founding until 2011, the armed forces of the United States have prohibited sodomy and sought to exclude homosexuals from military service. In 1778, at Valley Forge, General George Washington approved the sentence of dismissal for an officer ‘attempting to commit sodomy,’ with ‘abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes,’ according to Washington’s papers at the Library of Congress.”

In April of this year, however, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over a signing ceremony for the “Human Goals Charter,” a document rewritten to affirm the special rights of homosexuals in the Armed Forces. Hagel and top military officials signed it. “I’m proud that the language of the charter has been updated to reflect the contributions of gay and lesbian military personnel who now serve openly and proudly across America’s armed forces,” Hagel said.

Rewriting the history of the American republic, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work told the “gay pride” ceremony that “Upholding the individual liberties, dignity and worth of every American is the bedrock principle upon which our nation was founded.”

General George Washington’s view and the treatment of homosexuality during his lifetime have simply been eliminated from the military history of the United States.

At the Pentagon’s “pride” ceremony, Work also made mention of Brigadier General Tammy Smith, “the first openly gay General Officer in the United States military.” Smith is the Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Reserve. Her official bio refers to Smith and “her spouse Tracey Hepner,” who works for the Department of Homeland Security. She was chosen to sit with first lady Michelle Obama during the 2013 State of the Union address.

There is no doubt these changes at the Pentagon are being directed from the top.

“The price of open homosexual service is to drive virtue, including the military virtues, further underground as deviancy is defined upward,” Reilly says in his book. “This is not an accidental effect or simply collateral damage; it was…the larger purpose of revoking the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. The military was the last public bastion within the government for these virtues; so it became the target. It had to be made to kneel before moral abnormity. Men of honor had to be required to acquiesce publicly. Their fall represents the definitive triumph of the moral dystopia that has been eating its way through America’s institutions.”

Referring to those service members who resign or are being dismissed because of their belief in traditional values, as well as those ruling out a military career because of the changes underway, he says, “The failure of many of those in public life, including senior military officers, to rally to the defense of these service members and their institution has a name: trahison des clercs. It is not an honorable one, but they have earned it.”

The French phrase, “trahison des clercs,” refers to the treason of the intellectuals.

It would be a shame if conservative voices in the media take part in the treachery, especially when there is evidence to believe that Dave Brat’s dramatic come-from-behind victory over Eric Cantor was based at least in part on staying true to the traditional values that made this country great, and made our military the best in the world.

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  • RightVote

    Great Article.
    It’s obvious—We have been Compromised in EVERY BRANCH of the
    American Government. We are becoming a Hedonistic Society.

  • Arty Cohn

    Dave Brat’s campaign emphasized his Christian beliefs. Number One of those beliefs is that Jesus is God. Eric Cantor, obviously, does not share that belief. So, unfortunately, this election victory was based on the predjudicial anti-Jewish attitudes of the electorate

  • Erudite Mavin

    In mentioning David Brat’s religion, he may attend at times his wife’s Catholic church but Brat also identifies as a Calvinist, and list affiliations with Christ Episcopal Church, Third Presbyterian, and Shady Grove Methodist.

  • Erudite Mavin

    Doubt if Brat’s campaign emphasized his campaign mgr. stated he entered politics because he admires Ron Paul and worked for him.
    Not a good person to admire

  • How the hey Dave Brat manages to BS so many RWNJs into beleiveing he is such a christian is beyond me.
    How does a christian conservative explain hits adoration of Ayn Rand, a proud atheist ?
    In his published essays he has questioned if Christians have the right to force others to follow their ethical lifestyle.
    He advocates usury, the practice of making unethical or immoral monetary loans intended to unfairly enrich the lender and ties it to the Christian way of life.
    He has called for slashing, or ending completely, Social Security, SSI, and, apparently, unemployment.
    This creature Brat is a Gohmert just waiting to happen.
    If it would be so sad, it will be enjoyable when he goes pear shaped during the Nov election.

  • Joseph A. McCormack

    What total nonsensical claptrap! Outlawing sodomy or any inappropriate sex in the military is not the same thing as outlawing active duty service by dedicated gay men and lesbians, who have always been part of the armed forces. Anyone who has served on active duty (as opposed to self-appointed armchair critics) knows this to be a fact. They served in silence — as I did in the US Navy during the Vietnam War — at their professional peril until the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The armed forces of most of our NATO Allies, as well as those of Israel and Australia, have had open service for gay men and lesbians (and, in some cases, transgender soldiers, sailors and airmen) for years without any negative impact on military readiness or the “decline of moral values.” David Brat’s victory is a result of a low turn-out primary election where only the most dedicated zealots went to the polling booth. It’s a sad commentary on the laziness of most of the electorate, but hardly a sign of national moral disapproval of “open homosexual service.”

  • Erudite Mavin

    Thank you for your service in nam.

    A friend in his early 90s is gay and a Marine at the Battle of Guadalcanal. Still attends the 1st Marine reunions.
    Other gays I know who served were Army in the 50s, Navy in Nam,
    to some who serve today.
    If I refused to speak with gays, I would miss talking with many good Conservative Republicans


  • nobody

    Huh??? I’m Jewish and I’d never vote for Cantor. Go to sleep, con, and don’t bother America.

  • nobody

    Gay Life! Gay Death! AIDS. But coming back to the military, why do you guys need a gay military to top it off??? Did I offend you??? Who cares?!?! Glad if you shot a few commies. Who cares about you being a homosexual??? I don’t. I am just an American. What’s your problem??? Why do you keep on bring up identity politics???

  • nobody

    Homosexual soldier McCormack, the turnout was darn high. Go back to sleep.

  • Arty Cohn

    If you don’t know anything, and you dont understand anything, why are you commenting?

    Cliff Kincaid blogged: “What the media ignored was his campaigning in local churches and emphasis on family values.

    In addition to opposing illegal immigration, Brat’s platform declared that “the most important factor in our nation’s success is the strength of the family unit.” It said that Brat would “protect the rights of the unborn and the sanctity of marriage, and will oppose any governmental intrusion upon the conscience of people of faith.”

    “A man of deep faith,” his bio says, “Dave attends St. Mary’s Catholic Church with his wife Laura and their two children: Jonathan, 15 and Sophia, 11.” It says he went to Princeton where he obtained a Masters in Divinity”.

  • Russia has real soldiers on their border and no gay pride marches with their army.

    Imagine that… ?? ???? ????!

    Who is defending the border of the USA?

    Maybe dual citizen Chuck Schumer can get open borders and gun control for Israel… he is a terrorist just as much as Al Queerda is…

  • Sodom Hussein Obama and the Democrat party is just a huge terror cell called “Al Queerda.”

  • jewish mammonism = baphomet = mahomet = islam

    same devil

  • nobody

    Go back to the Soviet Union where YOU belong!!! Join KGB Winston Blake in the Gulag!!!

  • nobody

    Hey arty, are you a farty or just a con?!?! You are a disgrace to your people. You are the 80% commies and nazi sycophants … Go back to sleep, Commie, Islamo-Nazi sycophant smart butt two-bit piece … .

  • nobody

    You are a FAT fool. You look like Karl Marx with worms crawling from your fat-butt face. Did mommie ask you to clean your room, fat-butt??? No. Karl is a fat-butt Commie. Lazy, smiley and effete. Check out Agnew’s wonderful speech on trash like you.

  • nobocy

    Great incite. The truth hurts. Look at all the Commies, Nazis, Islamo-Nazis crawling out from under their moss-eaten turd hideouts. Eff ’em. Keep it up Cliff.

  • nobody

    Did mommie ever tell you that you have the face of a clown? Did you ever check out your stupid smile? You look like trash. And you are.

  • nobody

    And so are you. You and Islam are conjoined at the hip, KGB Buhhhlake. Do you like poetry, bozo???

  • nobody

    And then flush … that be flush yourself down your fat-butt-worm faced toilet.

  • nobodt

    Hey, clown, how about thanking all the normal people who served?!?! Oh, sorry, bozo, I use the word ‘normal’. Go butt yourself.

  • Are you on a fággot jihad?

    You ecclesiastic gaytheists and fagnostics are insane.

  • nobody

    Hey, KGB, KSB, monocled Nazi, whatever, SPEAK ENGLISH, and watch out for those umbrellas you guys use. Man, they are nasty.

  • Gehen sie saugen eine Schrotflinte, juden Schwule…

  • nobody

    You look like a double monocled Soviet agent to me. Are you??? Tell us the truth!!!

  • Bir av tufegi emmek git, ibne yahudi.

  • nobody

    eff kgb ksb, you agree, commie???

  • Satanism is a Jewish cult…

    (judaic bolshevist mammonism) baphomet = mahomet (muslim brotherhood)

    same devil

  • nobody

    Well, well, well. We know what is behind your double monocled shit-faced bloated KKKommie face. GOOD TO KNOW. YOU LOOK BETTER WITH THE TEENEY WEENEY MOOOSTACHE.Let’s see. Was that STALIN or HITLER? You tell me, clown.

  • nobody

    As they say in English, Eff you , too!!! Oh, I forgot. Yo Mamma!!!

  • nobody

    I hear they drink fluid from tanks to support their/your problem.

  • nobody

    Eff you, too, double monocled nazi/commie/islamist clown.

  • nobody

    I hear your real soldiers, commie, luv, etoh. You tell me, stalin.

  • Chinga tu madre, pinci joto…

  • awareadams

    As a WASP-Deutshe “liberal” I quite agree that the family, ie. mother, father, and moral values, lie at the heart at the strength, or lack of it, of a people. This is why the Germans are so successful and now the most admired people of all countries. This should not be confused with republican political slogans of “family values.”
    Families may have homosexual members, and always have. These persons high moral values—values such as the basic Christian belief in faith and good deeds.
    The change allowing homos i the military came after myriads of studies and investigations by the military (Pentagon) itself showing that homos can and do server and serve with honor in the military, and especially in high risk “so called “Harm’s Way” assignments.