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David Barton on pro-gay marriage NY senators: ‘Hang their bloody scalps over the gallery rail’

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

David Barton, founder WallBuilders, a Texas-based group “dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built,” is calling for the “scalps” of traitorous New York state senators who voted in favor of marriage equality.

Following an interview on Tuesday with Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage, Barton praised the NOM’s retaliation campaign against the pro-equality GOP senators, and warned that unless they are defeated, “Ken Mehlman and his kind [will] come in and start rewarding these guys for going against pro-family stuff.”

David Barton

Mehlman is the former head of the Republican National Committee and George W. Bush campaign chief who recently came out as gay.

Barton said that “This is where you hang a bloody scalp over the gallery rail” to intimidate other Republicans who consider supporting equal rights for gays and lesbians, reported Right Wing Watch:

“I want to see pro-family guys scared straight that are squishy on this issue, and if we can’t take out these four Republicans and the Majority Leader in New York, we will have opened a huge door for Melhman and his kind to come in and start rewarding these guys for going against pro-family stuff, and you just can’t let that happen …

“No disrespect to our Native American friends, but this is where you hang a bloody scalp over the gallery rail. You hang these four Republican scalps over the Senate rail and every other Republican senator looks up and sees those scalps and says, ‘my gosh, I’ll be hanging up there beside them if I don’t stay with this pro-family stuff.’ And that’s exactly what has to happen.”

You can hear the full conversation, with co-host Rick Green, here:

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On June 24, New York state Sens. Mark Grisanti, Roy McDonald, James Alesi and Stephen Saland, voted in favor of the state’s Marriage Equality Act. The four GOP votes provided the majority needed to pass the legislation, legalizing same-sex marriage in the Empire state.

Last month, the NOM launched a $2 million retaliation campaign against the four GOP senators, and three Democrats who previously voted against marriage equality in 2009, but voted in favor in 2011.

Barton has made a career out of not only verbally bashing the gay community but also manipulating history to suit his beliefs.

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36 more reader comments:

  1. WHAT THE FUCK.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:05pm
  2. More lunacy from a right-wing wackjob!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:08pm
  3. 0-0 I’m PERSONALLY afraid because i’m afraid of his affliates. Wallbuilders in Texas? Yiiikes… And I’m sure it goes beyond gay and foreigner hating, he’s bound to.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:08pm
  4. homophobes are so gay…

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:09pm
  5. these people call themselves godly? jesus is yelling down from heaven…. NOOOOOOO!!!!! WRONG…SOOOO WRONG!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:09pm
  6. OMG please tell me that there are laws about him saying things like that about these senators! Please tell me the senate will investigate and shut him down! This goes way beyond the stupid speeches these idiots usually make

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:10pm
  7. Karma’s a biatch!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:12pm
  8. Who’s that loon? Never mind… just another stupid nobody with a loud mouth and the brains of a turkey.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:13pm
  9. DIE. DIE. DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:13pm
  10. jesus loves the gays.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:13pm
  11. OMG! Seriously????

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:14pm
  12. The language is escalating. There are always those willing to follow through. Then people like him sit back & say I didn’t tell them to do that. Not my fault.’. Yes, it is. Lower the tone before it’s too late. And, friends, do not respond in kind.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:14pm
  13. Hehe okay Mr. Barton, I’ll be sure to hideously murder people in the name of America.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:16pm
  14. V I L E

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:18pm
  15. He better be talking about homophobes. Or even Westboro. I didnt read the article yet.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:20pm
  16. Bet he’s got some amazing stuff in His closet…

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:20pm
  17. For such a violent thing this guy is proposing, he looks a lot like Mr. Rogers.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:20pm
  18. This guy will get what’s coming to him. Karma, do your worst!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:22pm
  19. just like palin and her “reload” gammit

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:40pm
  20. lol How about no

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7:49pm
  21. Strong words there buddy, isn’t this considered a violent threat?

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 8:02pm
  22. Bring me 100 scalps!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 8:34pm
  23. He sounds like a flippin’ nutball, and yes, climate, it CAN be considered a violent threat, and should be.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 8:36pm
  24. Are you serious… This is how you solve an “issue” you have with others. This is how we solve problems…”scare people straight”… thats terrible. Also, how can a tag line for David Barton’s group be “dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built”…… when this nation was built off of KILLING, AND RAPING NATIVE AMERICANS. WTF!!!! is that what he holds as constitutional foundations of america… the people of this country amaze me more and more everyday

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 8:45pm
  25. G

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:00pm
  26. looks like a twink in the closet.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:13pm
  27. what?

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:26pm
  28. no twink would look that tacky. they would be offended!

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:39pm
  29. Christian compassion in action… The right-wing “Christian” groups are finally showing their true colors by embracing idiots like this one. I know there are believers out there who are good people and do good things… but like the Islamic fundamentalists, these people are effectively destroying the reputations of all Christians, not just their little right-wing whack-job groups. This guy would probably get along fine with the Westboro group…

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:00pm
  30. What a self-hating piece of pond scum he is. Really sad creature.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 11:23pm
  31. When he gets to hell ill be waiting for him

    Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 12:46am
  32. What is with these idiots from Texas?

    Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 2:06am
  33. These right wing groups are starting to sound more and more violent. It’s only talk now but what will this turn into. We need to really take a stand against these people. After all, Hitler started out as only talk at first. And let us not forget, gays were a victim of the holocaust as well.

    Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 5:46am
  34. Can I personally kill this maniac and say he was trying to kill me? I would love to get some of his blood on my ka-bar for talking against my orientation….

    Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 8:18am
  35. Who odes this guy think he is .. we elected these people to do what WE want .. not to do what HE wants ….. dosent anyone remember what the Constitution and Bill of Rights are about ??

    Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 8:30am
  36. The Constitution is but an obstacle to people like this; one to be removed as soon as possible.

    Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 10:30pm