Leftovers

Right Wing Leftovers - 6/4/13

  • House Speaker John Boehner almost lost his position until several House Republicans gathered for prayer and "God told them to spare the speaker."
  • Bryan Fischer knows how to stop sexual assaults in the military: ban women and gay men.
  • Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz will headline a David Lane-organized pastors conference in Iowa next month.
  • A Texas Tea Party leader who said that "the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats" now predictably claims he misspoke.
  • Beware: "The "Obama administration is conducting psychological warfare on conservative Americans."
  • Finally, it is nice to know that Liberty University will still give a scholarship to a high school student who admits that his tale of victimization that earned him said scholarship was a lie.

Right Wing Leftovers - 6/3/13

  • You will be relieved to know that Geraldo Rivera is fully prepared to answer the call should New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decide to appoint him to fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
  • Southern Baptist leaders are anticipating a mass exodus from the Boy Scouts.
  • E.W. Jackson is claiming that Ken Cuccinelli urged him to run for Lt. Governor.
  • James and Shirley Dobson and others are organizing a 35-day national bus tour to mobilize prayer for America.
  • Someone has finally started a "temptation-free stock photo site for Christians."
  • Finally, Franklin Graham cites the Israelites' wholesale slaughter of the Amalekites in the Old Testament to make the case that "complete obedience is what the Lord desires. We must never back down from fully following Christ because we fear public opinion or the ridicule of others."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/31/13

  • Now that Michele Bachmann has announced that she is not running for re-election, her main Democratic challenger has declared "mission accomplished" and withdrawn from the race.
  • Eagle Forum continues to warn that "if an illegal alien amnesty is passed, then Democrats are likely to get a huge voter windfall."
  • Peter LaBarbera, Linda Harvey, Matt Barber, and others will protest the Human Rights Campaign next week to protest gay pride month because "homosexuality is against God; against Nature; very unhealthy; and a serious threat to children and religious freedom."
  • Bryan Fischer and John Stemberger say that the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay scouts because they wanted to be cool and have people like them.
  • Finally, "Christian men must understand that homosexuality is a direct raping of the relationship between Man and God."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/30/13

  • Larry Klayman is pretty much just like Gandhi.
  • Janet Porter's upcoming documentary sure does have some top-notch production values.
  • Speaking of laughable production values, Matt Barber interviews an anti-gay DOJ "whistle-blower" whose voice is so disguised that she is almost impossible to understand.
  • Bryan Fischer continues to insist that Adolf Hitler was gay.
  • FRC has issued its current list of prayer targets.
  • The fact that news outlets are refusing to attend Attorney General Eric Holder's off-the-record briefing signals, to Glenn Beck, that the media is are trying to isolate him in order to protect President Obama.
  • Finally, be on the lookout for the next "gay-rights tornado."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/29/13

  • Glenn Beck and crew crack themselves up with a "Brokeback Boardwalk" segment about how President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie are madly in love.
  • Proud Washington, DC "outsider" Allen West, has moved to Washington, DC.
  • "Coach" Dave Daubenmire says that people shouldn't donate money to the Red Cross for disaster relief in Oklahoma, but instead donate to him.
  • Not surprisingly, Bryan Fischer is a big fan of E.W. Jackson.
  • Finally, Peter Sprigg is worried that now that the Boy Scouts are allowing gay scouts to serve, pretty soon they might let atheists join!

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/28/13

  • Bob Vander Plaats is giddy about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s potential run for president.
  • Rick Santorum endorsed American Spectator editor Quin Hillyer’s campaign for Congress. 
  • The Creation Museum is introducing an exhibit on how stories about dragons prove that humans lived with dinosaurs. 
  • Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will be keynoting Janet Porter’s latest fundraiser.
  • Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler is defending a pastor who was charged with covering up sexual abuse.
  • Townhall’s John Hawkins has come up with the “10 Musicians Who Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives.”

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/24/13

  • Anti-gay activists are now hoping to start a new anti-gay alternative to the Boy Scouts.
  • God TV will be setting up new UK headquarters located in a red light district next to a strip club.

  • The next Pulpit Freedom Sunday takes place on June 9 and will focus on the issue of marriage, which sort of seems to defeat the purpose of the entire event, which was to break the law by endorsing candidates.
  • Chuck Norris calls on the Jacksonville Jaguars to "give Tim [Tebow] the opportunity to excel as a quarterback and usher them to Super Bowl status."
  • Right-wing American Spectator Senior Editor Quin Hillyer is running for Congress.
  • Finally, the title of Glenn Beck's next book is "The Eye of Moloch."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/23/13

  • Former U.S. Rep. and militant anti-immigration activist Tom Tancredo is running for governor of Colorado.
  • FRC prays for the success of its Watchmen on the Wall conference.
  • Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition will honor Pat Robertson with a lifetime achievement award at the Road to Majority conference.
  • Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery wonders "how many feminists know who it was who gave us the very name 'woman' (Genesis 1:26)."
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer predicts that the Boy Scouts of America will reject the proposal to end the ban on gay scouts and says the BSA president should be fired.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/22/13

  • It is a battle of crazed conspiracy theorists as Rick Wiles goes after Alex Jones.
  • Anti-gay activists are accusing the Boy Scouts of trying to rig the voting in favor of changing the organization's anti-gay policy (Of course, nobody should really trust what Cathy Ruse claims in the first place.)
  • Gary Cass has written a book titled "The Bizarre Sex Life of Mohammed."
  • Is 'Coach' Dave Daubenmire capable of making a video where he doesn't scream the entire time?
  • Bryan Fischer runs down a list of terms that GLAAD believes are offensive and says that anti-gay activists ought to be sure to use them.
  • Finally, anti-gay activist Brad Dacus has apologized for saying, back in 2008, that failing to pass Proposition 8 was like failing to stop the Nazis:

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/21/13

  • Dozens of anti-gay activists and religious leaders have signed on to a letter calling upon the Boy Scouts to reject the proposed change to the policy banning gay scouts.
  • Those opposed to the proposed change are complaining that they are not getting enough support from Christians, with Religious Right activist David Lane lamenting that "there’s no lobby more vicious than the homosexual lobby, and the 65 to 80 million-member evangelical constituency provides no troops for the fight against that lobby."
  • Peter LaBarbera is calling on "Christian and conservative philanthropists and patriotic corporations to step up to the plate" and pledge to support the Boy Scouts financially if the organization loses donations by maintaining the ban.
  • Similarly, Bryan Fischer warns that "if sodomy is normalized in the Boy Scouts of America, it not only will be a death sentence for the Scouts who get seduced into homosexuality, it will be the end of scouting in the United States."
  • A right-wing anti-gay French activist killed himself inside of Notre Dame cathedral in protest against the legalization of gay marriage in the country.
  • Finally, Ken Cuccinelli says he is glad that E.W. Jackson is on the GOP ticket.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/20/13

  • It hasn't even happened yet, but Joseph Farah's 9/11 prayer effort is already producing miracles.
  • Once again, Glenn Beck gets debunked by his own network.
  • Speaking of Beck, he and David Barton are organizing a special "Independence Through History" museum to be on display during his July 4 festivities in Utah.
  • Matt Barber and Mat Staver are scandalized by the prospect of Boy Scouts having to share a tent with a gay fellow Scout.
  • Finally, apparently Chuck Pierce prophesied the IRS scandal over a year ago!

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/17/13

  • How worried is Michele Bachmann about retaining her seat in Congress?  She is already running campaign ads.
  • Gary Bauer and Frank Gaffney will headline the American Decency Association summer conference.
  • Nice try, Sarah Palin.
  • Glenn Beck featured a round-table of Religious Right pastors last night talking about abortion and America's "spiritual darkness."
  • Finally, CBN issued a statement in response to Pat Robertson's advice to a wife to get over her husband's infidelity by accepting the fact that men just cheat by claiming that was not what he meant and "we regret any misunderstanding."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/16/13

  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) claimed that the Obama administration had tapped the phones of members of Congress, then quickly backtracked, saying he was misunderstood.
  • James Dobson tries to get in on the IRS-victimization game.
  • Mike Huckabee says that if the Obama administration had just asked the AP nicely to hand over information about their source, the AP would have gladly done so.
  • FRC prays that God will "move upon the members of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to vote overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the Scout's historic moral standards!"
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer and his guest speculate that President Obama may have "sold out" American soldiers and intentionally sent them to their deaths "as a political favor" to someone in the Middle East.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/15/13

  • Glenn Beck says Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP scandals are all related and has collectively dubbed them "Intim-O-Gate." The "O" stands for Obama.
  • Crackpot nobody Wayne Allyn Root claims that he was audited by the IRS for being critical of President Obama.
  • "Coach" Dave Daubenmire explains that "abortion is a man's issue."
  • Anti- gay "researcher" Judith Reisman says men "cannot technically be raped." We're pretty sure that is not true.
  • Finally, it is statements like this that make you realize that there really is not much chance of ever finding any sort of common ground with some people on the right:

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/14/13

  • It looks like the GOP's outreach to Hispanics is going really well.
  • One would think that the 9/11 attack would be "one of the worst incidences" in Dick Cheney's career.
  • Sadly, Sarah Palin reportedly turned down an offer to be a TV talk show host.
  • Are these really the "top 5 Christian leaders targeted by gay activists"? We doubt it.
  • The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected a German homeschooling family's request for asylum, which has been a major issue for the Religious Right for months.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer says that "in terms of our national security, spiritual strength is more important than military might."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/13/13

  • In case you need them, here are "25 Reasons To Dislike Liberals."
  • For some reason, it is "Erik Rush Week" on America's Web Radio.com
  • Rand Paul is working closely with Religious Right organizer David Lane to connect with evangelicals as he contemplates making a run for president in 2016.
  • The Common Core conspiracy theorists win another round.
  • Presumably there is some point to Gary Bauer's latest video, but we have no idea what it is supposed to be.
  • Finally, Larry Klayman argues that if President Clinton had been removed from office, then Benghazi never would have happened.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/10/13

  • Glenn Beck's business empire is reportedly bringing in more than $80 million per year.
  • Speaking of Beck, he wants all those who don't share his views to stay out of Texas.
  • Jason Richwine, the co-author of the Heritage Foundation's controversial immigration study, has resigned.
  • Don Feder warns that "the president of the United States is drawn to Islam as a doctrinaire leftist, as well as for sentimental reasons. It fits his idealized recollection of his childhood, when he was a 'Jakarta street kid,' and romantic fantasies about his Muslim biological father.  The left, which views Islam as the religion of the oppressed, makes common cause with it in its hatred for America, Israel and capitalism, and their dreams of a totalitarian one-world government – for Islam, the Caliphate, for the left, the New World Order. "
  • Cathy Ruse is mad at Obama: "Mr. President, I dare you to tell my daughters I’m not their mother."
  • Finally, Janice Shaw Crouse is likewise no fan of Obama: "As someone with a doctorate in communication theory who spent years analyzing presidential speeches and studying political rhetoric, I've never seen a presidential speech that was more repulsively self-centered and insidiously self-serving; nor has a previous president operated in campaign mode so unrelentingly throughout his presidency, regardless of the occasion or circumstances."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/9/13

  • The Minnesota State House today approved marriage equality legislation. 
  • But according to Brian Brown, Minnesota’s marriage equality bill will cause “incredible social damage” and also “hurts the economy.” 
  • Richard Land warns that if the immigration reform bill includes protections for same-sex couples then “most, if not all of us, would have to oppose it.” 
  • The Family Research Council is asking people to pray for churches that “have abandoned the Bible” and “religious adversaries” like Mikey Weinstein, warning that “the worst can be averted only by national repentance and God-sent Awakening.”
  • William Murray says what we have known for a very long time: “By backing Mark Sanford, or by saying nothing to stop his re-ascendancy, the social conservative leaders of the Christian right have declared that they are Republicans first and moral leaders maybe second, third or fourth.”

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/8/13

  • It is nice to know that someone like Mark Sanford can abandon his government post and his family to fly out of the country to visit his mistress and then get re-elected to Congress by conservative family values Republican voters in South Carolina.
  • Rev. Steve Kern, the husband of Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern, has announced that he is seeking a state Senate seat.
  • Samuel Rodriguez says that right-wing Christian activists will abandon immigration reform efforts if gay couples are included in the legislation.
  • Is anyone shocked?: "A co-author of a new Heritage Foundation study highly critical of the Senate’s bipartisan immigration proposal also wrote a doctoral dissertation in which he argued that immigrants generally had an I.Q. that was 'substantially lower than that of the white native population.'”
  • No, Tamerlan Tsarnaev will not be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Finally, Gary Bauer says that political correctness "has promoted institutional intolerance of traditional ideas and views. As a result, many people of faith are being pushed into the same proverbial closet that everyone else has been invited to leave."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/7/13

  • The Government Is Not God PAC has "very publicly refused to endorse" Mark Sanford or, as they describe him, "the confessed adulterer who as Commander-in-Chief of South Carolina deserted his post for several days for a 'hook-up' he had arranged online."
  • Is Mike Huckabee already thinking of ending his daily radio show?
  • Rick Scarborough, the anti-gay activist who believes that AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality, will be on Glenn Beck's television program on Thursday.
  • Another Religious Right tale of Christian victimization bites the dust.
  • Finally, CWA's Penny Nance doubled down on her claim that the Enlightenment led to the Holocaust: "Atrocities including Hitler’s anti-Semitism, Stalin’s Marxism, or Mao’s communism — all of which inflicted pain upon millions — resulted from the destruction of a clear moral order, a reliance on capricious human wisdom, and an addiction to power. Had their morality been attached to a faith rooted in a higher, universal standard, they could not have believed what that did." Sadly, her case was so convincing that CWA seems to have removed the post.
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