The Values Voters Summit Greatest Hits

This week is the Values Voters Summit (I swear, they have one of these every three months or so) and Right Wing Watch prepares for it by recounting some of the truly loopy things that have been said at previous events. Like the preacher who declared the coming of the gay antichrist.

The Values Voter Summit is often an educational affair, and one thing we learned at the 2006 conference is that the Antichrist will be gay. Right-wing pastor Dwight McKissic told the VVS audience that year that the gay rights movement is a “Satanic” effort birthed “from the pit of Hell itself,” before suggesting that “the Antichrist himself may be homosexual.”

“The gay rights movement, I believe, was birthed and inspired by the Antichrist,” McKissic added, while conservative pastor and co-panelist Wellington Boone lamented that it is no longer socially acceptable to call people “faggots.”

And of course, it was the place where Ben Carson declared that the Affordable Care Act was the worst thing since slavery. In fact, it is slavery.

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Values Voter Summit speakers have been in a fierce competition to see who can come up with the most insane reaction to the law. Michele Bachmann pilloried the health law as “DeathCare,” Ken Cuccinelli blasted it as “the greatest erosion of liberty” in modern history and Rick Santorum linked it to the French Revolution.

But Ben Carson outdid them all, telling the conference last year that “Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery, and it is slavery in a way.”

Looking forward to more wingnuttery this week.

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  • Leo T.

    Honestly, my “greatest hits” list consists of pretty much any given fragment of the 2007 Values Voters Debate. There are few things more grotesquely hilarious than an “abortion survivor” asking Rudy Giuliani’s empty podium why it wants her to die.

  • Loqi

    I wrote a random sentence generator a few years back. I think I’ll fire it back up, seed the word database with right wing buzzwords, and see if people can distinguish the output from what was actually said at Values Voters. I should probably remove some of the grammar logic, particularly around subject/verb agreement, in order to make it sound more authentic.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Loqi “I wrote a random sentence generator a few years back. I think I’ll fire it back up, seed the word database with right wing buzzwords, and see if people can distinguish the output from what was actually said at Values Voters. I should probably remove some of the grammar logic, particularly around subject/verb agreement, in order to make it sound more authentic.”

    That sounds like an awful lot of work. Why not just license theirs?

  • Kevin Kehres

    Note to myself: Add popcorn to the shopping list.

  • Michael Heath

    I heard the gay antichrist assertion through-out my youth (late-1960s through the 1970s). Not when they named a candidate, Henry Kissinger and Anwar Sadat were popular candidates back then, but usually when the protagonist went un-named. The anonymous references were also popular moments to claim the antichrist would be, “born of a jackal”.

    Hey, if you’re going believe Genesis is true, then it’s no stretch at all to claim the antichrist is real and his mom was a jackal.

  • marcozandrini

    There’s a black hole in Washington today. That hole sucks all the brains from anyone who gets near it. The damage is permanent, too!

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Are they finally going to adopt some decent Values at this year’s Summit?

  • D. C. Sessions

    Rick Santorum linked it to the French Revolution.

    Interesting libel, that. Perhaps if it were just a little bit different it would be like the American Revolution?

  • Loqi

    @MO

    The licensing costs are exhorbitant. Perhaps I could afford it if I befriend Dinesh D’souza and get some of that sweet illegal donation money.

  • eric

    Next year NBC should hold the Mr. Gay Antichrist competition. Or is it Ms? Zhe?