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The Brody File: GOP Holy War - June 6, 2013

This week on the Brody File: Former Republican Congressman JC Watts joins The Brody File in studio this week to discuss the future of the Republican Party. Plus, a look at religious freedom in America and how the U.S. is becoming a less ... Read Transcript


David: THIS WEEK ON

"THE BRODY FILE," ONE-ON-ONE

WITH FORMER CONGRESSMAN J.C.

WATTS, AND JOHN JESSUP HAS

THE LOWDOWN FROM HIM ON HIS

FAITH, DIVERSITY, AND THE

PROBLEMS WITH THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

I THINK THE PARTY IS

MISSING, WHEN IT COMES TO

THE EVANGELICAL ROAD, I

THINK THEY MISSED IT WHEN IT

COMES TO ETHNIC MINORITIES

THAT WOULD HAVE AN INTEREST

IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

David: ALSO, AS THE

OBAMA SCANDALS PILE UP,

KATELYN BURKE HITS THE

STREETS TO FIND OUT WHICH

ONE OF THEM COULD HURT HIM

THE MOST.

THE ONE FOR ME HAS GOT TO

BE THE I.R.S. SCANDAL.

David: ALSO JENNIFER

WISHON IS HERE, TALKING TO

REVEREND SAMMY RODRIGUEZ

ABOUT THE THREAT TO

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN

AMERICA.

PLUS, WHAT OTHER SHOW ARE

YOU GOING TO HEAR THIS WORD,

"RINFLICHSKIN

"RINFLICHSKINIFERSCOTT."

"THE BRODY FILE" IS NEXT.

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

LOOK, IT IS SUMMER OUT.

AND THAT MEANS IT IS GETTING

HOT.

BUT IF YOU'RE A REPUBLICAN,

ESPECIALLY ON CAPITOL HILL,

YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT THE HEAT

BECAUSE THINGS ARE HEATING

UP WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

YOU'VE GOT THE MODERATE

ESTABLISHMENT WING OF THE

PARTY.

YOU'VE GOT THE CONSERVATIVE

WING OF THE PARTY.

AND OH, BOY IS THERE

FRICTION.

YOU CAN CALL IT SOMEWHAT OF

A G.O.P. HOLY WAR.

SO WHO IS GOING TO WIN THE

BATTLE?

WILL IT BE THE

CONSTITUTIONAL

CONSERVATIVES, MADE UP OF

THE TEA PARTY AND

EVANGELICALS?

WE HERE AT "THE BRODY FILE"

CALL THEM TE TEA VAN

TEAVANGELICALS.

OR IS IT GOING TO BE THE

MODERATE G.O.P.

ESTABLISHMENT WING OF THE

PARTY, WHO, YEAH, THEY CARE

ABOUT PRINCIPLE, BUT, OH, BY

THE WAY, THEY'RE PRACTICAL

AND THEY WANT TO WIN

ELECTIONS, NO MATTER WHAT.

THIS WEEK WE HEAR FROM THE

STILL RESPECTED REPUBLICAN

CONGRESSMAN J.C. WHAT'S.

WATTS.

HE STOPPED BY RECENTLY AND

SPOKE TO OUR JOHN JESSUP.

FIRST THEY COMPARED FASHION

TIPS FOR A WHILE, AND THEN

THEY GOT DOWN TO BUSINESS,

TALKING ABOUT J.C. WATTS

FAITH, THE LACK OF

DIVERSITIY IN THE G.O.P. AND

THE STATE OF THE PARTY

TODAY.

YOU'VE GOT THE I.R.S.

SCANDAL.

YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT

THE JUST DEPARTMENT'S PHONE

TAPPING REPORTERS' PHONE

CALLS AND THE BENGHAZI

ATTACK.

YOU'RE A WELL-KNOWN LEADER,

AND YOU'VE ALSO SPENT SOME

TIME IN WASHINGTON.

SO CURIOUS, DOES THIS

DEMONSTRATE A FAILURE OF

LEADERSHIP?

THE SCRIPTURE SAYS

NOTHING IS NEW UNDER THE

SUN.

WE'VE HAD BENGHAZI-TYPE

SITUATIONS SOMEWHERE ALONG

THE WAY.

WE HAVE THE I.R.S. THAT HAVE

POLITICIZED THEMSELVES.

THAT'S A SERIOUS CONCERN WE

NEED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM

OF.

AND THEN THE A.P.

THAT SITUATION -- THAT'S NOT

A GOOD SITUATION.

I THINK -- I'M NOT SURPRISED

THAT ANY OF THAT HAS

HAPPENED.

I'M SURPRISED THAT IT HAS

ALL BEEN UNFOLDED IN A

MATTER OF A MONTH.

AND I THINK WE NEED TO PEEL

THE UNION TO SAY WHAT'S

GOING ON HERE?

AND I HOPE THAT BOTH SIDES

WOULD BE MYT METHODICAL AND

BE RESPECTFUL, BUT THERE ARE

SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS

THERE.

ULTIMATELY, DO YOU

THINK -- IF THERE IS ONE

PERSON TO HOLD MORE

ACCOUNTABLE, DO YOU THINK

THAT PERSON WOULD BE THE

PRESIDENT?

JOHN, IF IT WAS A

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, I

WOULD SAY THE SAME THING.

THE BUCK STOPS WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

IT IS NOT IN THE LEGISLATIVE

OR THE JUDICIAL BLANCH OF

GOVERNMENT.

IT IS IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE

BRANCH.

SO THE PRESIDENT CAN'T RUN

FROM IT.

AND IF YOU SAY, YEAH, I TAKE

CREDIT AND I TAKE THE GLORY

FOR CAPTURING OSAMA BIN

LADEN, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE GOT

TO TAKE THE BITTER WITH THE

SWEET.

YOU'RE PERSPECTIVE AS A

FORMER REPUBLICAN

CONGRESSMAN, WHAT ARE YOUR

THOUGHTS ABOUT KARL ROVE AND

HIS ORGANIZATION REALLY

TRYING TO SMOKE OUT ELEMENTS

OF THE TEA PARTY?

YOU ASK THAT QUESTION TO

A GUY THAT IN 1990 THERE

WERE PEOPLE THAT DIDN'T WANT

ME TO RUN.

THE TEA PARTY, REGARDLESS OF

WHAT ONE MIGHT THINK OF

THEM, THIS IS AMERICA.

SO ANYBODY THAT WOULD TRY TO

SNUFF OUT THE TEA PARTY,

WHETHER YOU AGREE WITH THEM

OR NOT, I THINK THEY HAVE A

PERSPECTIVE AND THEY HAVE A

VOICE.

AND WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IN

US AND CHINA WHEN WE SAY

THEIR VOICES SHOULDN'T BE

HEARD.

WHAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE

IN ORDER FOR THE G.O.P. TO

TURN THINGS AROUND, TO SHOW

MORE OUTREACH AND TO SHOW

MORE GROWTH AND SUPPORT

AMONG MINORITY VOTERS?

JOHN, I CAN MAKE A

BIBLICAL CASE, A BIBLICAL

ARGUMENT, FOR DIVERSITIY,

FOR TOLERANCE, AND FOR

INCLUSION.

BUT WE'VE SO ALLOWED THE

LEFT TO DEFINE THE POLITICAL

ANGUISH TO WHERE MOST

CONSERVATIVES RUN FROM WORDS

LIKE TOLERANCE AND INCLUSION

AND DIVERSITIY.

AND, JOHN, WHEN YOU COME TO

OUR CHURCH, WE PREACH A

SERMON BEFORE WE SAY A WORD

BECAUSE OF WHAT WE LOOK

LIKE.

AND I'LL GET BEAT UP FOR

SAYING THIS, BUT I SAY IT

RESPECTFULLY, AND I SAY IT

GRACIOUSLY.

WE SHOULD HAVE MORE THAN

JUST WHITE PEOPLE SITTING AT

THE HEAD OF THE TABLE.

IF YOU'RE THE MAJORITY

PARTY, YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE

SOME THOUGHT TO WHAT THE

HEAD TABLE LOOKS LIKE.

WE DON'T.

AND THEY SAY, AS LONG AS

WE'RE RAISING A LOT OF

MONEY, WE DON'T NEED YOUR

INPUT.

WE DON'T NEED YOUR INSIGHT.

MAYBE YOU DON'T NEED MINE,

BUT YOU NEED SOMEBODY THAT

IS IN THOSE CAMPS THAT CAN

SAY, I SEE WHAT YOU'RE

TRYING TO SAY, BUT, BOY, I

WOULDN'T SAY IT LIKE THAT.

I SEE WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO

DO.

I WOULDN'T DO IT LIKE THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

David: THAT IS JOHN

JESSUP AND J.C. WATTS HERE

ON "THE BRODY FILE."

TIME TO TALK 2016

PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS.

YOU PROBABLY SAY, WAIT A

MINUTE, 2016 --

A. THA 2016, THAT'S A

COUPLE OF YEARS A WAY.

IT WILL BE HERE SOONER THAN

YOU THINK.

SO WE'RE GOING TO CUE IT

UP.

David: WE BEGIN WITH

SOME NEWS THAT "THE BRODY

FILE" BROKE THIS PAST WEEK.

WE HAVE LEARNED THAT

SENATORS RAND PAUL AND TED

CRUZ WILL BOTH HEADLINE A

PRIVATE EVANGELICAL PASTORS'

CONFERENCE THAT WILL BE HELD

IN DES MOINES, IOWA, NEXT

MONTH.

DUE TO IOWA'S PROMINENCE OF

PLACEMENT IN THE G.O.P.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE, THE

APPEARANCE BY SENATOR PAUL

IS GOING TO PROVIDE YET MORE

EVIDENCE THAT HE IS GETTING

SET TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED STATES.

CRUZ'S APPEARANCE WILL

INCREASE SPECULATION ABOUT

HIS ASPIRATIONS IN 2016 AS

WELL.

BY THE WAY, GOVERNORS RICK

PERRY, BOBBY JINDAL, SCOTT

WALKER, AND SENATOR MARCO

RUBIO WERE ALL INVITED TO

THIS BIG BASH OUT IN IOWA,

AND ALL ARE CONSIDERED

POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL

CONTENDERS, HOWEVER, THEY

WERE UNABLE TO MAKE THE

EVENT.

LET'S MOVE ON TO IMMIGRATION

REFORM, WHERE ANOTHER G.O.P.

PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL HAS HIS

HANDS FULL.

YOU KNOW WHO WE'RE TALKING

ABOUT, THAT'S RIGHT, MARX

MARMARCO RUBIO.

AND REPUBLICANS ARE NOT

HAPPY HE HAS CRAFTED A BILL

WITH LIBERALS LIKE CHUCK

SHUMER AND OTHERS.

HERE IS LAURA INGRAM GIVING

HIM A PIECE OF HER MIND.

THEY KNOW WHEN CHUCK

SCHUMER AND BOB MANENDEZ ARE

GIDDY OVER THE PASSAGE OF A

BILL, REPUBLICANS AND

CONSERVATIVES, AND MOST

PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE CLASS

SEEING THEIR WEIGHT AS

STAGNANT, HAVE SOMETHING TO

WORRY ABOUT.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR YOU TO

LEADERSHIP, SENATOR RUB YO,

AND THEY THINK IT IS TIME TO

STOP DIVIDING THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY ON THIS ISSUE.

WITH ALL OF YOUR GOOD

INTENTIONS, AND I KNOW YOU

HAVE THEM.

David: AS TO WHETHER

OR NOT IMMIGRATION REFORM

CAN ACTUALLY PASS ON CAPITOL

HILL, MARCO RUBIO SAYS THE

VOTES ARE NOT THERE IN THE

SENATE.

THAT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR

THE PRESIDENT.

THEN AGAIN, MAYBE, JUST

MAYBE, IMMIGRATION REFORM

ISN'T NECESSARILY AT THE TOP

OF THE PRESIDENT'S MIND NOW

BECAUSE HE HAS SO MANY

SCANDALS GOING ON.

YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS: HE

IS IN DAMAGE-CONTROL MODE.

YOU KNOW, ALL OF THESE

SCANDALS REMIND ME OF, LIKE,

WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING A CARD

TRICK ON SOMEONE AND YOU GO,

PICK A CARD, ANY CARD.

THIS IS, LIKE, PICK A

SCANDAL, ANY SCANDAL.

KATELYN BURKE HAS BEEN

KEEPING TRACK OF ALL OF

THESE SCANDALS, AND SHE HIT

THE STREETS TO FIND OUT

WHICH ONE COULD BE THE WORST

ONE FOR THE PRESIDENT.

AT LEAST WITH THE PUBLIC.

Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT,

DAVID.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

ITS HANDS FULL, WHETHER IT

BE BENGHAZI, THE I.R.S.

SCANDAL, OR THE MEDIA

SNOOPING BY THE JUSTICE

DEPARTMENT.

WE WANTED TOWHAT THE

PUBLIC THOUGHT WOULD BE THE

MOST DAMAGING.

I WOULD PROBABLY CONSIDER

THE BENGHAZI ONE BECAUSE

THERE IS AN ADAMANT MISTRUTH

TOLD.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE THE

MOST CULPABLE ON HIS PART.

THE I.R.S., I BELIEVE.

Reporter: WHY DO YOU

THINK THAT?

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT

PEOPLE ARE MORE INVOLVED

IN.

BECAUSE THE I.R.S. IS, LIKE,

EVERY DAY, EVERY PART OF

YOUR LIFE.

EVERY YEAR YOU'VE GOT TO PAY

THE I.R.S., SO THAT'S MORE

CONCERNING FOR ME.

THE I.R.S. SCANDAL.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS

IT IS PROBABLY NO DOUBT IN

ANYBODY'S MIND THAT FROM

SOMEWHERE UP ABOVE, IT WAS

ASKED TO SLOW DOWN THE

EFFECTS OF CONSERVATIVE

ORGANIZATIONS RAISING MONEY

TO DEFEAT PRESIDENT OBAMA.

Reporter: THE THREE

SCANDALS THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IS FACING,

WHICH DO YOU THINK IS GOING

TO BE THE MOST DAMAGING FOR

THEM: A.P., THE MEDIA

SNOOPING, I.R.S., OR

BENGHAZI?

BENGHAZI.

Reporter: WHY DO YOU

THINK SO.

FOR ONE, IT IS A

COVERUP.

WITH THE I.R.S., WHENEVER

YOU DEAL WITH A LARGE

AGENCY, THERE HAS GOT TO BE

MORALE PROBLEMS.

I CAN UNDERSTAND THE LINE

DANCING, I'M PART OF A BIG

ORGANIZATION, AND NEEDLESS

TO SAY, THAT IS PART OF THE

CULTURE OF THAT TYPE OF

ORGANIZATION.

BENGHAZI, I THINK, IS A

COVERUP.

THE ONE FOR ME HAS GOT TO

BE THE I.R.S. SCANDAL.

BECAUSE THE I.R.S. IS AN

AGENCY THAT IS SUPPOSED TO

BE INDEPENDENT AND THEY'RE

SUPPOSED TO TREAT EVERYONE

EQUAL.

Reporter: THE PUBLIC

HAS SPOKEN.

DAVID, I THINK WE'RE GOING

TO HAVE TO WAIT THROUGH SOME

HEARINGS BEFORE WE FIND OUT

WHAT THE REAL ANSWER IS.

David: GREAT,

WONDERFUL.

MORE CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS,

JUST WHAT WE WANT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, JENNIFER

WISHON WILL BE ALONG.

BECAUSE IT IS NOT JUST

CHRISTIANS WHO ARE CONCERNED

ABOUT THEIR RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES, AND JENNIFER IS

GOING TO CLAIM THAT WE

REVEREND SAMMY, AS WE LIKE

TO CALL HIM.

THAT STORY NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, BAYER, HERE TO THE

SHOW.

YOU KNOW "THE BRODY FILE"

TALKS A LOT ABOUT

CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM.

WE KNOW THERE ARE CONCERNS

BY CHRISTIANS OUT THERE THAT

THE GOVERNMENT, UNCLE SAM,

IS TRAMPLING ON ALL OF THE

LIBERTY ISSUES AROUND THE

COUNTRY.

WELL, GUESS WHAT?

IT IS NOT JUST CHRISTIANS.

JEWS, HINDUS, MUSLIMS, I

DON'T KNOW, LOTS OF

DIFFERENT GROUPS ARE REALLY

CONCERNED ABOUT IT.

THERE WAS A BIG CONFERENCE

TO DISCUSS THIS, NOT

INCLUDING BRODY FILE

VIEWERS, BUT THERE WAS A BIG

CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THIS,

AND GUESS WHAT?

THAT'S RIGHT, JENNY AND THE

"B" BLOCK HAS THE SKINNY ON

ALL OF THIS AS SHE TALKS TO

THE MAN WHO IS HELPING LEAD

THE CHARGE TO RESTORE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN THIS

COUNTRY.

AND, OF COURSE, JENNY, WE

KNOW WHO THIS MAN IS.

WE CALL HIM REVEREND SAMMY.

WHEN I THINK OF SAMMY, I

THINK OF SAMMY DAVIS, JR.,

BUT NOT HERE AT "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE KNOW WHO SAMMY IS, AND

THAT'S SAMMY RODRIGUEZ.

Reporter: HE IS

DEFINITELY COOL, BUT TALK TO

HIM ABOUT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY,

AND HE GETS A LIT HOT UNDER

THE COLLAR.

HE IS CALLING ON AMERICANS

OF ALL FAITHS TO JOIN

TOGETHER TO BUILD A FIREWALL

TO PROTECT WHAT HE CALLS AN

UNPRECEDENTED ATTEMPT BY THE

GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNOR THE

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT OF

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

* I'LL TELL THE WORLD

Reporter: TELLING THE

WORLD OR EVERY PRACTICING

THEIR FAITH IS BECOMING MORE

AND EMPLOYER DIFFICULT,

ACCORDING TO AMERICANS OF

ALL RELIGIOUS FAITHS.

THEY RECENTLY GATHERED TO

DISCUSS WAYS TO COMBAT WHAT

THEY SEE IS AN EVER-GROWING

GOVERNMENT ENCROACHMENT ON

THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL

RIGHTS.

IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE

ACCORDING TO THE LEADER OF

THE HISPANIC EVANGELICAL

ASSOCIATION, TO SILENCE

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS TO

SILENCE THE MORAL CONSCIENCE

OF AMERICA.

I NEVER WOULD HAVE

BELIEVED IN MY GENERATION I

WOULD SEE THIS TAKING

PLACE.

SO SILENCE IS NOT AN

OPTION.

TODAY'S COMPLACENCY WILL

LEAD TO TOMORROW'S

CAPTIVITY.

AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM STANDS

AS THE WOMB BY WHICH ALL OF

THE OTHER LIBERTIES EMERGE

AND FLOURISH.

Reporter: NEED

EXAMPLES?

RODRIGUEZ POINTS TO THE HHS

BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE WHICH

REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO

PROVIDE FREE BIRTH CONTROL

TO THEIR EMPLOYEES, EVEN IF

IT VIOLATES THEIR

CONSCIENCE.

AND THE RECENT TAX CALLS OF

BILLY GRAHAM'S BOOKS.

BILLY IS FIRST, AND WHO

ELSE WILL FOLLOW?

WILL MY VOICE BE SILENT.

CAN I EXPRESS FROM MY PULPIT

WHAT I BELIEVE THE BIBLE

SAYS ABOUT LIFESTYLES OR

MORAL IMPERATIVE, AS I

PREACH AGAINST RACISM AND

DI DISCRIMINATION.

WHAT WILLNEXT?N

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT US OUR

CHRISTIANITY, BUT IT IS

ABOUT DEFENDING THE RIGHT OF

EVERY SINGLE AMERICA TO

EXPRESS THEIR RELIGIOUS

BELIEF WITHOUT THE

CONSEQUENCE OF PERSECUTION

OR PROSECUTION.

WE NEED TO REMIND UNCLE SAM,

HE MAY BE OUR EARTHLY UNCLE,

BUT HE IS NOT AND NEVER WILL

BE OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.

Reporter: IT IS ALWAYS

HARD TO FOLLOW REVEREND

RODRIGUEZ.

HE WANTS ALL AMERICANS TO

REMEMBER THAT THE RIGHT TO

WORSHIP DOESN'T COME FROM

GOVERNMENT.

RATHER, IT COMES FROM GOD,

THEREFORE ONLY GOD CAN TAKE

IT AWAY.

David: THANK YOU,

JENNY.

WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

AT LEAST WE HOPE.

ANOTHER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

STORY WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING

HERE FOR A WHILE ON "THE

BRODY FILE."

WE WENT OUT TO KOONTS HIGH

SCHOOL IN KOONTS, TEXAS, AND

NOW THAT KOONTS HIGH SCHOOL

DISTRICT IS APPEALING A

JUDGE'S RULING THAT ALLOWS

THE CHEERLEADERS TO DISPLAY

BIBLE VERSES ON THE FOOTBALL

RUN-THROUGH BANNERS.

THE JUDGE SAID THEY WERE

OKAY, BUT THE DISTRICT IS

NOW APPEALING THE RULING.

SAYING THEY WANT THE APPEALS

COURT TO CLARIFY WHETHER THE

CHEERLEADERS ACTUALLY HAVE A

FREE SPEECH RIGHT TO DO

THIS.

OY-GEVALT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, THE

DEBATE ON GAY MARRIAGE.

IT TAKES CENTER STAGE, AND

WE HEAR FROM BOTH SIDES

NEXT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BRODY FILE.

HERE IS A NEWS FLASH FOR

YOU, MOMS ROCK!

WHAT A NEWS FLASH, RIGHT?

WE GUYS KNOW IT.

THE MOMS CAN MULTI-TASK.

THE DADS, WE'RE CLUELESS.

AND NOW A NEW POLL SHOWS

THAT ACTUALLY 40% OF MOMS IN

THIS COUNTRY ARE EITHER THE

SOUL OR PRIMARY BREAD WINNER

IN THE HOUSEHOLD.

LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS FROM

THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU.

IN 1960, JUST 11% OF MOMS

WERE THE PRIMARY BREAD

WINNER OF THE FAMILY.

NOW 40%.

AND THE NUMBERS SHOW AMONG

THE MARRIED MOMS WHO EARNED

MORE THAN THEIR HUSBANDS,

THEY WERE ACTUALLY SLIGHTLY

OLDER THAN THEIR MATES, THEY

WERE COLLEGE EDUCATED, AND

THEY WERE DISPROPORTIONATELY

WHITE, WHICH IS ANOTHER

FINDING OF THE SURVEY.

AND THE REPORT ALSO SHOWED

IN 1968, JUST 37% OF WOMEN

WERE WORKING.

AND NOW THAT NUMBER IS UP TO

65%.

NOW, OF COURSE, SOME

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS ARE

GOING TO SAY THOSE NUMBERS

ARE TROUBLING BECAUSE MEN

ARE DROPPING THE BALL AND

NOT PROTECTING AND MAKING

SURE THAT THEIR FAMILY IS

FINANCIALLY SECURE.

OTHERS WILL SAY GOOD FOR

THEM, AND GOOD FOR THOSE

MOMS OUT THERE.

BUT, LOOK, ONE THING THAT

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS CAN

ALL AGREE ON IS THAT THIS

CULTURE, FOLKS, IS GOING IN

THE TOILET AND IT IS GOING

THERE FAST.

AND WE'VE GOT A NEW POLL TO

PROVE IT.

NOT THAT WE NEEDED A NEW

POLL, BUT HERE IS A POLL TO

PROVE THAT THE CULTURE IS,

INDEED, IN TROUBLE.

ACCORDING TO GALLOP, 77% OF

AMERICANS SAY RELIGION IS

LOSING ITS INFLUENCE IN THE

U.S.

THAT IS THE HIGHEST

PERCENTAGE IN MORE THAN

40%.

40 YEARS.

AND IT SEEMS AMERICANS DON'T

LIKE THE FACT WE'RE BECOMING

A LESS RELIGIOUS COUNTRY.

BECAUSE 75% OF AMERICANS

ACTUALLY SAY THE COUNTRY

WOULD BE BETTER OFF IT WERE

MORE RELIGIOUS.

SO GO FIGURE.

I NEED A THERAPIST, OR AT

LEAST I NEED A CHRISTIAN

THERAPIST.

NOW, SPEAKING ABOUT THE

CULTURE GOING IN THE TOILET,

HOW ABOUT THE BOY SCOUTS OF

AMERICA DECISION TO ALLOW

GAY YOUTHS THAT PARTICIPATE

IN THE BOY SCOUTS OF

AMERICA?

LOOK, I WROTE A POST ABOUT

THIS CALLED "THE BOY SCOUTS

OF GAY AMERICA."

I WAS BASICALLY DISSING

THEIR DECISION TO DO THIS,

AND BOY DID WE GET A LOT OF

FEEDBACK.

HERE IS SOME OF THAT, RIGHT

HOT OFF THE PRESSES.

THIS IS FROM BIG R-4 REBEL

WHO SAYS, QUOTE,"OUR TROOP

HAS ALREADY DECIDED TO PULL

OUT.

WE WILL NOT BE FORCED TO

ACCEPT THE GAY LIFESTYLE OR

HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO OUR SONS

JUST WHAT IT IS THEY DO TO

BECOME GAY.

OUR CHURCH WILL NOT CONFORM,

SO THE PACK AND TROOP WILL

BE DISBANDED."

CARL WRITES, QUOTE,"THIS IS

NOT SOME RADICAL POLICY, IT

IS SIMPLY ABOUT NOT BEING

MEAN AND DISCRIMINATORY.

ARE YOU SUGGESTING OUR

CHURCHES SHOULD STOP PEOPLE

AT THE DOOR SO WE CAN BAN

PEOPLE FROM OUR WORSHIP.

OR SHOULD OUR YOUTH GROUP

POST SIGNS THAT SAY GAY

YOUTH NOT WELCOME.

WE'RE BETTER THAN THIS."

AND MATTIE SAYS, "WHY DON'T

THE GAY PEOPLE START THEIR

OWN ORGANIZATIONS INSTEAD OF

PUSHING IN ON CURRENT

PROGRAMS DESIGNED FOR

NON-GAYS.

I SAY SHAME ON AMERICA FOR

CASIN CAVING FOR A MORAL

PERSUASION WE KNOW IS

PERVERSION."

AND CINDY SAYS "A VERY SAD

DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE BOY

SCOUTS WILL REAP WHAT THEY

SOW, AND THE RESULTS WILL BE

DEVASTATING FOR ALL

CONCERNED."

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE

GAY MARRIAGE ISSUE IS FRONT

AND CENTER IN AMERICA

CULTURE, AND WE HERE AT "THE

BRODY FILE" HAVE BEEN

DELVING INTO THE ISSUE.

AND IT IS TIME TO GO BACK

INTO "THE BRODY FILE"

ARCHIVE.

WE TRIED TO GO A BIT DEEPER

AND LOOK AT THIS FROM BOTH

SIDES.

OBVIOUSLY CONSERVATIVE

CHRISTIANS POINT OUT THAT

HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN AND

GOD IS AGAINST IT.

AND THEN THERE ARE THE

SO-CALLED PROGRESSIVE

CHRISTIANS WHO SPIN GOD'S

WORD A DIFFERENT WAY.

SO HERE ARE SOME INTERVIEWS

WITH DID FROM BOTH

PERSPECTIVES.

FIRST YOU'LL SEE TONY PESH

KINS FROM THE FAMILY

RESEARCH COUNCIL, ALONG WITH

HARRY JACKSON DEFENDING THE

TRADITIONAL MEANING OF

MARRIAGE, AND YOU'LL HERE

FROM THE BISHOP WHO IS WITH

THE FELLOWSHIP FROM THE

AFFIRMING MINISTRIES FROM

NEW YORK.

WELL, IT IS REALLY NOT

TIED TO ANY KIND OF BIBLICAL

ANCHOR, MEANING WE HAVE

RIGHT AND PRIVILEGE FROM THE

WORD OF GOD TO SAY NOT ON

OUR WATCH.

THEY WILL NOT REDEFINE A

BASIC FOUNDATIONAL

INSTITUTION.

I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE

A NEW BLACK AND BROWN

COALITION BE A PARTE O PART

OF A GREATER EVANGELICAL

MOVEMENT TO SHIFT THINGS IN

AMERICA.

SO I'M VERY EXCITED THAT

BECAUSE OF MY PARTICULAR

EXPERIENCE IN HAVING TO

REALLY WRESTLE WITH THE

SCRIPTURES AND REVEL WITH MY

WRESTLE WITH MY FAITH AND

COME TO A PLACE OF REALLY

FREEING MYSELF FROM DOGMA TO

BE ABLE TO EMBRACE A LOVING

GOD AND ALOVING AND

NURTURING SPIRITUALITY I'M

VERY EXCITED THAT

PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE OF FAITH,

I THINK, HAVE A WONDERFUL

ANSWER FOR THE YEARNING WE

SEE."

David: THIS IS A

DEBATE THAT IS NOT GOING

AWAY ANY TIME SOON.

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT WITH

THE OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE

WEEK, AND BOY, IS IT A

TONGUE-TWISTER.

David: AN WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

I JUST GOT BACK FROM

VACATION AT DISNEY WORLD,

AND HOT WEATHER AND LINE

LONGS MAKES FOR A OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE COUNTRY

OF GERMANY, WHAT DO YOU

THINK OF.

UNFORTUNATELY, YOU THINK OF

HITLER AND THE NAZI PARTY.

BUT ALSO, WHAT ABOUT

BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE,

PICTURESQUE LANDS SCAPES AND

CARS AND FOOD.

BUT IT IS ALSO KNOWN FOR ITS

LANGUAGE, AS IN SOME CRAZY

LONG WORDS.

HERE COMES THIS WORD, AN

ACTUALLY, GERMANY HAS NOW

OFFICIALLY DROPPED THIS

WORD.

HERE IT IS, WE CAN'T

PRONOUNCE IT.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY.

"REINFITCHGETTER."

-- OY-GEVALT.

WHO COMES UP WITH A WORD

LIKE THAT.

MAYBE SOME FOLKS CAN HELP US

PRONOUNCE IT.

"REINGAUGAURCHECK."

David: BOY THE WAY,

THE MEANING OF THAT WORLD

MEANS THE LAW FOR DELEGATION

OF BEEF LABELLING.

HOW IS THAT FOR A

CONVERSATION STARTER.

THAT WILL GET THE

CONVERSATION STARTED FOR

SURE.

ALL RIGHT, THAT'S IT FOR

THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, EVERYBODY,

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

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