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The Brody File - GOP Holy War - Aug. 22, 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 G.O.P.

CONGRESSMAN J.C. WATTS.

JOHN JESSUP HAS THE LOWDOWN

FROM HIM ON HIS FAITH,

DIVERSITY, AND THE PROBLEMS

WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY.

I THINK THE PARTY IS

MISSING WHEN IT COMES TO THE

EVANGELICAL VOTE.

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,

CAITLIN 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 WORD,

"RINEFLINCHOBERNOT."

"THE BRODY FILE" IS NEXT.

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

LOOK, IT IS SUMMER OUT.

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 TEAVANGELICAL.

THEY ARE THE BASE OF THE

PARTY AND 2016 PRESIDENTIAL

CONTENDERS HAVE TO MAKE SURE

THEY WIN THOSE VOTES.

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 WANT TO WIN ELECTIONS NO

MATTER WHAT.

THIS WEEK WE HEAR FROM THE

STILL RESPECTED FORMER

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, BUT THEN

THEY GOT DOWN TO BUSINESS,

TALKING ABOUT J.C.'s

FAITH, THE LACK OF DIVERSITY

WITHIN 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 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S

PHONE TAPPING REPORTERS'

PHONE CALLS AND YOU'VE GOT

THE BENGHAZI ATTACK.

YOU'RE A WELL-KNOWN LEADER,

AND YOU'VE SPENT SOME TIME

IN WASHINGTON, SO I'M

CURIOUS, DOES THIS, TO YOU,

DEMONSTRATE A FAILURE OF

LEADERSHIP.

THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US

THAT NOTHING IS NEW UNDER

THE SUN.

WE'VE HAD BENGHAZI-TYPE

SITUATIONS SOMEWHERE ALONG

THE WAY.

WE'VE HAD THE I.R.S. THAT

HAS POLITICIZED THEMSELVES.

THAT IS 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'M NOT SURPRISED THAT ANY

OF THAT HAS HAPPENED.

I'M SURPRISED THAT IT HAS

ALL BEEN UNFOLDED IN THE

MATTER OF A MONTH.

I THINK WE NEED TO PEEL THE

UNION TO SAY WHAT IS GOING

ON HERE.

I WOULD HOPE THAT BOTH SIDES

WOULD BE METHODICAL AND BE

RESPECTFUL, BUT THERE ARE

SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

Reporter: ULTIMATELY,

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.

AND IT IS NOT IN THE

LEGISLATIVE OR THE JUDICIAL

BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT.

IT IS IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE

BRANCH.

AND 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.

Reporter: 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

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

BETWEEN US AND CHINA WHEN WE

SAY THEIR VOICES SHOULDN'T

BE HEARD.

Reporter: WHAT NEEDS TO

TAKE PLACE IN ORDER FOR THE

G.O.P. TO TURN THINGS

AROUND, TO SHOW MORE

OUTREACH AND SHOW MORE

GROWTH AND SUPPORT AMONG

MINORITY VOTERS?

JOHN, I CAN MAKE A

BIBLICAL CASE, A BIBLICAL

ARGUMENT, FOR DIVERSITY, FOR

TOLERANCE, AND FOR

INCLUSION.

BUT WE'VE SO ALLOWED THE

LEFT TO DEFINE THE POLITICAL

ANGLES 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 HAVE TO GIVE A

THOUGHT TO WHAT THE HEAD

TABLE LOOKS LIKE.

BUT THEY DON'T.

AS LONG AS WE'RE RAISING A

LOT OF MONEY, WE DON'T NEET

NEED YOUR INPUT.

MAYBE YOU DON'T NEED MINE,

BUT YOU NEED SOMEBODY IN

THOSE CAMPS WHO WILL SAY, I

SEE WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO

DO, BUT I WOULDN'T DO IT

LIKE THAT.

David: THAT IS JOHN

JESSUP AND J.C. WATTS.

TIME TO TALK 2016

PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS.

YOU PROBABLY SAY, WAIT A

MINUTE, 2016, THAT'S A

COUPLE OF YEARS AWAY.

IT IS GOING TO BE HERE

SOONER THAN YOU THINK, AND

THAT'S WHY WE'RE GOING TO

CUE UP THE NEXT BRODY FILE

GRAPH.

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.

NOW, DUE TO IOWA'S PROM MANS

AND PLACEMENT IN THE G.O.P.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE, THE

APPEARANCE BY SENATOR PAUL

IS GOING TO PROVIDE YET MORE

EVIDENCE HE IS GETTINGSED

SE GETTING SET TO RUN FOR

PRESIDENT UNITED STATES.

BY THE WAY, GOVERNORS RICK

PERRY, BOBBY JINDAL, ALONG

WITH SENATOR MARCO RUBIO,

WERE ALL INVITED TO THIS BIG

BASH IN IOWA, AND THEY ARE

CONSIDERED POSSIBLE

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, MARCO RUBIO.

HE IS RIGHT, SMACK DAB IN

THE MIDDLE OF THIS.

REPUBLICANS ARE NOT HAPPY HE

HAS DRAFTED A BILL WITH

LIBERALS LIKE CHUCK

SCHUMER.

HERE IS LAURA INGRAM GIVING

HIM A PIECE OF HER MIND.

THEY KNOW WHEN ARE GIDDY

OVER THE PASSAGE OF A BILL,

MOST PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE

CLASS WHO ARE SEEING THEIR

WAGES STAGNANT OR GO DOWN,

HAVE SOMETHING TO WORRY

ABOUT.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT YOU FOR

LEADERSHIP, AND I CAN TELL

YOU BY LISTENING TO MY RADIO

LISTENERS, THEY THINK IT IS

TIME TO STOP DIVIDING THE

PARTY.

David: AS TO WHETHER

IMMIGRATION CAN PASS ON

CAPITOL HILL, MARCO RUBIO

SAYS THE VOTES ARE JUST NOT

THERE IN THE SENATE.

THAT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR

THE PRESIDENT.

THEN AGAIN, MAYBE, JUST

MAYBE, IMMIGRATION REFORM

ISN'T NECESSARILY ON THE TOP

OF THE PRESIDENT'S MIND NOW

BECAUSE HE HAS SO MANY

SCANDALS GOING ON.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT

MEANS.

HE IS IN DAMAGE-CONTROL

MODE.

ALL OF THE 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.

KATCAITLIN 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 TO KNOW WHAT THE

PUBLIC THOUGHT WOULD BE THE

MOST DAMAGING.

I WOULD PROBABLY CONSIDER

THE BENGHAZI ONE BECAUSE

THERE IS ADAMANT MISTRUTHS

TOLD.

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 HAVE GOT TO

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

MORE CONCERNING TO ME.

THE I.R.S. SCANDAL.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS

BECAUSE 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.

THE THREE SCANDALS THE

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS

FAVORING, WHICH DO YOU THINK

WOULD BE THE MOST DAMAGING

FOR THEM.

A.P., THE MEDIA SNOOPING,

I.R.S., OR BENGHAZI?

BENGHAZI.

Reporter: WHY DO YOU

THINK SO?

BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONE

THAT IS THE COVERUP.

WHENEVER YOU DEAL WITH A

LARGE AGENCY, THERE HAS GOT

TO BE MORALE PROBLEMS.

I 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 IS 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

EQUALLY.

Reporter: WELL, THE

PUBLIC HAS SPOKEN.

DAVID, I THINK WE'RE GOING

TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOME

MORE HEARINGS BEFORE WE FIND

OUT WHAT THE REAL ANSWER

IS.

David: THANKS,

CAITLIN.

MORE CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS,

JUST WHAT WE WANT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, JENNIFER

WISHON WILL BE ALONG.

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IT IS NOT

JUST THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

WE'RE HERE IN THE UNITED

STATES, AND JENNIFER IS

GOING TO EXPLAIN TH THAT

WITH REVEREND SAMMY

RODRIGUEZ.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE SHOW.

"THE BRODY FILE" TALKS ABOUT

CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM, AND

WE KNOW THERE ARE CONCERNS

BY CHRISTIANS OUT THERE THAT

THE GOVERNMENT, UNCLE SAM,

IS TRAMPLING ON ALL OF THESE

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ISSUES

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

IT IS NOT JUST CHRISTIANS.

JEWS, HINDUS, MUSLIMS, BRODY

FILE USERS UNDER 10 -- LOTS

OF DIFFERENT GROUPS ARE

CONCERNED ABOUT IT.

THERE WAS A BIG CONFERENCE

TO DISCUSS THIS, NOT

INCLUDING BRODY FILE

VIEWERS.

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 TO

LEADING THE RESTORING OF

RELIGION IN THIS COUNTRY.

WE CALL HIM SAMMY.

RIGHT HERE AT "THE BRODY

FILE," WE KNOW WHO SAMMY IS,

SAMMY RODRIGUEZ.

Reporter: HE IS

DEFINITELY COOL, BUT TALK TO

HIM ABOUT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY,

AND HE GETS A LITTLE HOT

UNDER THE COLLAR.

HER IS CALLINHE IS CALLING

ON ALL AMERICANS TO BUILD A

FIREWALL.

* I'LL TELL THE WORLD

Reporter: TELLING THE

WORLD, OR EVEN PRACTICING

THEIR FAITH IS BECOMING MORE

AND MORE DIFFICULT,

ACCORDING TO AMERICANS OF

ALL RELIGIOUS STRIPES.

THEY RECENTLY GATHERED IN

THE CAPITAL CITY TO DISCUSS

WAYS TO COMBAT WHAT THEY SEE

IS AN EVER GROWING

GOVERNMENT ENCROACHMENT ON

THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.

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: RODRIGUEZ

POINTS TO THE H.H.S. BIRTH

CONTROL MANDATE WHICH

REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO

PROVIDE FREE BIRTH CONTROL

TO THEIR EMPLOYEES, EVEN IF

IT VIOLATES THEIR

CONSCIENCE.

OR THE RECENT TAX AUDITS OF

BILLY GRAHAM'S MINISTRIES

AFTER THE GROUP ADVOCATED

FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE

DURING THE LAST ELECTION

CYCLE.

IT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

BILLY IS FIRST, AND WHO ELSE

WILL FOLLOW?

WILL MY VOICE BE SILENCED?

CAN I EXPRESS FROM MY PULPIT

WHAT I BELIEVE THE BIBLE

SAYS ABOUT LIFESTYLES.

AS I PREACH AGAINST RACISM

AND DISCRIMINATION.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT US OR

CHRISTIANITY OR OUR VALUE

SYSTEM, IT IS ABOUT

DEFENDING THE RIGHT OF EVERY

SINGLE AMERICA TO EXPRESS

THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

WITHOUT PERSECUTION.

WE NEED TO REMIND UNCLE SAM

HE MAY BE OUR EARTHLY UNCLE,

BUT HE IS NOT AND NEVER WILL

BE OUR FATHER.

Reporter: 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.

ALL RIGHT, NOW, ANOTHER

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM STORY WE

HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING HERE FOR

A WHILE HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER WE WENT

OUT TO KOONTS HIGH SCHOOL IN

KOONTS, TEXAS.

AND NOW THAT DISTRICT IS

APPEALING A JUDGE'S RULING

THAT ALLOWS THE CHEERLEADERS

TO DISPLAY BIBLE VERSES ON

THE FOOTBALL RUN-THROUGH

BANNERS.

A JUDGE SAID THEY WERE OKAY,

THEY COULD DO THAT.

BUT THE DISTRICT IS NOW

APPEALING THE RULING, SAYING

THEY WANT THE APPEALS COURT

TO CLARIFY WHETHER THE

CHEERLEADERS 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."

ALL RIGHT, HERE IS A NEWS

FLASH FOR YOU: MOMS ROCK.

WHAT A NEWS FLASH, RIGHT?

WE GUYS KNOW IT.

THE MOMS, THEY CAN

MULTI-TASK.

DADS, WE'RE CLUELESS.

AND NOW A NEW POLL SHOWS

THAT ACTUALLY 40% OF MOMS IN

THIS COUNTRY ARE EITHER THE

SOLE OR PRIMARY BREAD WINNER

AND 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, INTERESTING, THEY WERE

DISPROPORTIONATELY WHITE.

THE REPORT ALSO SHOWS THAT

IN 1968, BY THE WAY, JUST

37% OF WOMEN WERE WORKING.

AND NOW THAT NUMBER IS UP TO

65%.

NOW, OF COURSE, SOME

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS ARE

GOING TO SAY, OH, 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, IT 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

YEARS.

AND, GET THIS, IT SEEMS

AMERICANS DON'T LIKE THE

FACT THAT WE'RE BECOMING A

LESS RELIGIOUS COUNTRY.

BECAUSE 75% OF AMERICANS

ACTUALLY SAY THE COUNTRY

WOULD BE BETTER OFF IF IT

WOULD 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 BOYS SCOUTS OF

AMERICA'S DECISION TO ALLOW

GAY YOUTHS TO 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, HOT

OFF THE PRESSES.

THIS IS FROM BIG "R" FOUR

REBEL, WHO SAYS, QUOTE,"OUR

TROOP HAS ALREADY DECIDED TO

PULL OUT.

WE WILL NOT BE FORCED TO

ACCEPT A GAY LIFESTYLE OR

HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO OUR SONS

WHAT IT IS THEY DO TO BECOME

GAY.

OUR CHURCH WILL NOT CONFORM,

SO THE PACK AND TROOP WILL

BE DISBANDED."

CARL CROSHER WRITES, "THIS

IS NOT SOME RADICAL SPOL

SEE.

IT IS SIMPLY ABOUT NOT BEING

MEAN AND DISCRIMINATORY.

ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT OUR

CHURCHES TO STOP PEOPLE AT

THE DOOR, OR SHOULD OUR

YOUTH GROUPS POST SIGNS THAT

SAY GAY YOUTH ARE 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

CASING TO A MORAL BEHAVIOR

WE ALL KNOW IS REALLY

PERVERSION.

WE SURE HAVE GOTTEN OFF THE

STRAIGHT AND NARROW ROAD.

GOD FORGIVE AMERICA."

AND CINDY SAYS, "A VERY SAD

DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

FORTUNATELY, 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 AMERICAN

POLITICS AND AMERICAN

CULTURE TODAY.

HERE AT "THE BRODY FILE," WE

HAVE BEEN DEVIL VIN DELVING

INTO THE ISSUE FOR

SOMETIME.

SO IT IS TIME TO GO BACK

INTO "THE BRODY FILE"

ARCHIVES.

WE'VE TRIED TO GO A BIT

DEEPER AND LOOK AT THIS FROM

BOTH SIDES.

OBVIOUSLY CONSERVATIVE

CHRISTIANS POINT OUT

HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN AND

GOD IS AGAINST IT.

THEN THERE ARE THE SO-CALLED

PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANS WHO

SPIN GOD'S WORD A DIFFERENT

WAY.

HERE ARE SOME INTERVIEWS WE

DID FROM BOTH PERSPECTIVES.

YOU'LL SEE TONY PERKINS FROM

THE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL,

ALONG WITH BISHOP JERRY

JACKSON.

AND THEN YOU'LL HEARD FROM

PASTOR JOSEPH HOLTON, WHO IS

WITH THE FELLOWSHIP OF

AFFIRMING MINISTRIES FROM

NEW YORK.

HAVE A LOOK.

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.

BEING PART OF A GREATER

EVANGELICAL MOVEMENT TO

SHIFT THINGS IN AMERICA.

SO I'M VERY EXCITED THAT

BECAUSE OF MY PARTICULAR

EXPERIENCE AND HAVING TO

REALLY WRESTLE WITH THE

SCRIPTURES AND REVE WRESTLE

WITH MY FAITH AND COME TO A

PLACE OF REALLY FREEING

MYSELF FROM DOGMA TO BE ABLE

TO EMBRACE A LOVING GOD AND

A LOVING AND NURTURING

SPIRITUALITY.

I'M VERY EXCITED THAT

PROGRESS PEOPLE OF FAITH, I

THINK, HAVE A WONDERFUL

ANSWER FOR THE YEARNING THAT

WE SEE.

David: THIS IS,

INDEED, 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: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

ALL RIGHT, LOOK, I JUST GOT

BACK FROM VACATION AT DISNEY

WORLD AND HOT WEATHER MAKE

FOR AN EYE VA AN OY-VEY

MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE COUNTRY

OF GERMANY, WHAT DO YOU

THINK OF?

YOU THINK OF HITLER AND THE

NAZI PARTY, WE GET THAT.

BUT WHAT ABOUT PICTURESQUE

LANDSCAPE AND SCAR CARS AND

FOOD.

AND IT IS KNOWN FOR ITS

LANGUAGE AND CRAZY LONG

WORDS.

HERE COMES THIS WORD, AND

ACTUALLY GERMANY HAS

OFFICIALLY DROPPED THIS

WORD.

HERE IT IS.

WE CAN'T PRONOUNCE IT.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY,

"RINEFLINCHOBERNOT".

OY-GEVALT.

WHO COMES UP WITH A WORD

LIKE THAT?

MAYBE SOME FOLKS CAN HELP US

PRONOUNCE IT.

(a

different pronunciation).

RINE...

David: NOW THAT IS A

MOUTHFUL.

DEFINITELY OY-GEVALT O.

THE MEANING OF THAT WORD

MEANS THE LAW FOR DELEGATION

OF BEEF LABELLING.

THAT WILL GET THE

CONVERSATION STARTED FOR

SURE.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, EVERYBODY,

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.



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