"Liberty & Justice for All" rally scheduled for this Saturday in St. Pete

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Another scheduled speaker is Dr. Richard Swier, a retired Army veteran, Sarasota talk-show host and member of United West, a group that has registered objections to members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) speaking at Hillsborough County high school history classes. Swier is scheduled to speak in Straub Park on Saturday.


Among his provocative blog postings include his post regarding the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. His post was titled, "Is Penn State the poster child for the gay agenda?"


Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was given a pass because he was gay. The fear by all those involved was Penn State would be labeled homophobic. Rather than having the gay coach immediately arrested, the university took the unusual steps to cover it up. Letrell Crittenden, a Penn State graduate, who covered the crime beat as a reporter for a Centre Daily Times was interviewed about the cover-up. According to MyFoxPhilly.com, "We asked Crittenden about the disappearance of Centre County district attorney Ray Gricar, who once investigated former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky. . . 'When I found out there was no prosecution I was not surprised, but that has more to do with just the basic nature of the community there,' Crittenden says." According to Crittenden, "To me it's just another sign of how much is covered up within Happy Valley."


Again, I ask why?


Who benefits from keeping a gay coach, who rapes little boys in the locker room on the payroll? The gay community and those who support it of course. Am I out of bounds talking about this? I think not given the history of the open support for the gay agenda in our colleges and universities.


CL spoke with Swier on Monday night. He elaborated on his theory that Jerry Sandusky was "given a pass because he was gay." He says that the reason that Joe Paterno and other high-ranking officials at Penn State didn't go to the authorities was because "it's promoted in colleges," before going on about biologist Alfred Kinsey's writings, claiming that the former Indiana University professor's research on human sexuality included the fact that he "raped little boys as young as three months old."


(Swier cited the writings of cultural conservative writer Judith Reisman in the late 1980s as his source for the allegations about Kinsey. The charge was refuted in the late 1990s by a former director of the Kinsey Institute,who denied that Kinsey had sexual contact with young subjects, but showed why his findings could have been misread.)


Swier also said that the the group GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network) sponsors anti-bullying measures as a way to get into the schools. "Now why do you want to get to little boys and girls at their puberty?" he asked, comparing their motivation as the same as Jerry Sandusky creating the Second Mile Foundation, the nonprofit group that was designed to serve youth in Pennsylvania.


Swier has also written that a lowered birth rate in the U.S. could destroy the country's culture. On the Tea Party Nation site he wrote that the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) population in America is "heading for extinction."


What is keeping America's fertility rate up are immigrants - both legal and illegal.


There are those in America who are continuously attacking the family, bent on redefining marriage and have established anti-family government programs. This has led to downward pressure on our national total fertility rate. All of these actions are done in the name of various causes such as: reducing unwanted pregnancies, delaying child bearing to further career goals and even promoting childlessness and promoting adoption as a better option.


Child bearing has become something distasteful to many women, an unwanted and painful experience to be avoided rather than embraced.


All of these programs, ideals and ideologies are doing one thing and one thing only - reducing America core TFR to the point of no return. The White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) population in America is headed for extinction and with it our economy, well-being and survival as a uniquely America culture.


This county is dying not because it is aging, it is dying because of infertility as public policy.


During our interview Dr. Swier at first denied that he had written about the threat of WASP "extinction," but then acknowledged he had when CL sent him his post.


When asked to comment about these posts, Dr. David McKalip told CL in an e-mail message that


“Dr. Richard Swier is a decorated War Hero with two Bronze stars for ground combat in Vietnam with 23 years of meritorious army service. While I don’t agree with everything that Dr. Swier says, the community will benefit from hearing from Dr. Swier regarding the creation of the Army Chaplaincy Corps by George Washington. We are disappointed that Creative Loafing is not focusing on the many positive aspects of our Rally which includes a celebration of the individual right of people to live any natural or God-given lifestyle they embrace as long as it does not harm their fellow man.”

  • Dr. Rich Swier

This coming Saturday, January 21, a rally for local citizens with Tea Party roots is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. in St. Petersburg's North Straub Park.

Called "Liberty & Justice for All: A Rally for America's Future," it's being organized by St. Pete neurosurgeon David McKalip, a prominent conservative who plans to run for St. Pete City Council in 2013.

Although McKalip tells the Tampa Bay Times that it's not a Tea Party event per se, Kristina Gionet, the Reverend Glen Pav, Sharon Calvert and McKalip himself are all scheduled to speak — none of whom has ever shied away from that designation.

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