Leftovers

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/2/13

  • The Catholic League comes to Ben Carson's defense, saying "Dr. Carson is a good man who was framed. It’s the sexologists and the Ivy Leaguers who need to explain themselves."
  • Presumably, Michele Bachmann regrets hiring Peter Waldron.
  • Regina Griggs of PFOX says that "as the mother of a homosexual child," she understands how Sen. Rob Portman is feeling but "as a responsible parent I must stand firm in my belief that marriage must remain as that of a man and a woman."
  • If The Blaze is going to mock President Obama for going 2 for 22 and being bad at basketball, it should at least know something about the sport and not say things like "that means Obama only made about 9 percent of the overall dunks he attempted."
  • Robert Spencer has a new book coming out.  Take one guess what it is about.
  • The Florida Family Policy Council's John Stemberger has launched a new group called OnMyHonor.net aimed at preventing the Boy Scouts from allowing gay members and troop leaders.
  • Finally, Ken Hutcherson is calling on Christians and Republican voters to rise up and demand that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus resign.

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/1/13

  • After 42 years, Liberty University gets its first female commencement speaker: Fox News correspondent (and LU alum) Shannon Bream.
  • In a shocking development, Religious Right activists and candidates don't think the GOP should moderate its stance on social issues.
  • Matt Barber says gay marriage is "like taking a rotten apple, spray-painting it orange, and then calling it an orange. 'Same-sex marriage' is no more real marriage then a rotten apple is an orange. It’s mock marriage."
  • Scott Lively is apparently very hurt by a recent article about him in Boston Magazine.
  • Finally, Buster Wilson defends the AFA's practice of boycotting companies: "Will God be ok with us willfully making a purchase, or purchases from a business that we KNOW will use that same money we are stewards over to help create an 'in your face' action against God?"

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/29/13

  • Wouldn't cutting off funding for an anti-bullying program that critics say "bullies Christians and conservatives" itself be a form of bullying?
  • CBN "journalist" David Brody interviewed Sen. Rand Paul.  Take one guess what he asked him about.
  • We were wondering how long it would take the Right to get worked up about the plot of the new "Bioshock Infinite" game.
  • "Gay Patriot" Bruce Carroll has decided not to challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham.
  • Finally, FRC prays that the Supreme Court will uphold the traditional definition of marriage and that "this ruling [will] be the Waterloo for same-sex marriage!"

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/28/13

  • Oh look, Sarah Palin's PAC is gearing up for 2014, presumably so it can raise money so she can fly around the country and stay in hotels.
  • Glenn Beck's The Blaze announces that the network has been picked up by "the 21st-largest cable operator in the nation." Quite a coup!
  • Faith and Action's Rob Scheck says "DOMA is doomed."
  • Apparently America has not learned from what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah and so "we are going to learn the hard way that God means exactly what he has spoken."
  • Finally, Mat Staver rips Charles Cooper, the attorney who defended Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court: “Cooper did a terrible job, both in terms of his oratory delivery and was horrible on the substance.”

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/27/13

  • If a journalist is going to quote David Barton claiming that "you’ll find direct quotations from the Bible throughout the Constitution," they ought to have an obligation to at least point out that it isn't true.
  • On a related note, Rick Green makes the case against marriage equality in a way that makes Barton seem like a genius.
  • Concerned Women for America is not happy about the news that journalists Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk are having a baby.
  • Glenn Beck is a crazy person, but that doesn't stop people like Sen. Ted Cruz from appearing on his radio program.
  • Apparently, Rep. Louie Gohmert does not take kindly to receiving a parking ticket.
  • Finally, did you know that "President Barack Obama is now the global head of Al-Qaeda"?

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/26/13

  • Bryan Fischer says "the fact that we are in court at all [on DOMA and Prop 8] is already a defeat for the Constitution and the American principle of self-governance."
  • Frank Gaffney opposes the nomination of Thomas Perez to become the Secretary of Labor because Perez once hugged a Muslim.
  • Larry Klayman is suing the City Pages of Minnesota and Phoenix New Times, "charging that they defamed him by stating falsely that he inappropriately touched his children."
  • Russell Moore will replace Richard Land as president of the Southern Baptist Commission's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
  • Finally, this is the title of a segment from Glenn Beck's radio program today: "Is Joe Biden drunk a lot?"

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/25/13

  • Things continue not going well for Michele Bachmann.
  • Matt Barber says that if the Supreme Court doesn't make the correct rulings on DOMA and Prop 8, it "will literally shake Western civilization to the core." Literally?

  • Richard Land likewise weighs in, saying "we should not think that our nation will escape God's judgment if we redefine what God has already defined. We are certain that the omniscient and omnipotent God is aware of our nation's debate about marriage and that He is watching what we do."
  • Jeb Bush praises his brother, the former president, "not having an opinion on anything over the last four years." That is supposed to be compliment?
  • Finally, apparently Tea Partiers are now boycotting Fox News for being too liberal.

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/22/13

  • Glenn Beck calls Rabbi Daniel Lapin "David Barton on steroids," so that pretty much tells you all you need to know about Lapin.
  • Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich announced his support for civil unions ... and then immediately backtracked.
  • I cannot believe that we were denied the joys of a Gingrich-Santorum unity ticket!
  • "Family Research Council has taken a bold new action," by which it means launching a daily radio program hosted by Tony Perkins, for which it needs money, of course.
  • Finally, James Dobson says that "at times it seems as though our elected and appointed leaders are trying to destabilize the country."

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/21/13

  • Note to Michele Bachmann, when even Bill O'Reilly is ripping you to shreds, it is time to give it up.
  • Bryan Fischer wants to know why every lawyer working at the Department of Justice hasn't been disbarred for refusing to defend DOMA.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics says that parents’ sexual orientation has no effect on a child’s development.  This is, of course, not sitting well with the anti-gay Religious Right.
  • Want to be in a movie being produced by Liberty Counsel and staring Erik Estrada? Of course you do! Auditions start tomorrow.
  • This is the actual title of a piece by CBN's David Brody: "Will the GOP's Inclusive Tone Bring About Its Demise?"
  • Finally, John Hagee says that smoking, like gluttony, is a sin:

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/20/13

  • LiveAction bizarrely claims that Steven Crowder's Ashley Judd rape joke at CPAC "never happened." 
  • Matt Barber blasts Pastor Rob Bell's "apostasy" for supporting marriage equality.
  • Bryan Fischer says "same-sex 'marriage' fails to satisfy even the companionship purpose for this most sacred of relationships."
  • Keep in mind that no matter how crazy Glenn Beck gets, Sen. Rand Paul will continue to regularly appear on his program.
  • And so will Gov. Rick Perry.

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/19/13

  • Happy 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.
  • Samuel Rodriguez's support for gun control measures will probably not sit well with his allies in the Religious Right.
  • Glenn Beck continues to blame video games for the massacre in Newtown.
  • The Right's argument that prohibiting gay marriage is not discriminatory is really getting old: "Those who choose not to enter into a male-female union—whether because of their sexual orientation, or from any other reason—are not being denied the 'right' to marry. They are, like those who choose celibacy, singleness, cohabitation, or polyamory, simply choosing not to marry—that is, choosing not to enter the type of relationship that is rationally defined as a 'marriage.'”
  • Janet Mefferd rips the GOP: "I've never seen such cowardice and apathy. All these politicians who've given up on the issue of marriage really, truly disgust me."
  • Finally, Liberty Counsel is making a feature film about religious liberty that is going to star Erik Estrada. We are at a loss for words.

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/18/13

  • FRC is asking people to thank Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Louie Gohmert, and Rep. John Boehner for"standing up for marriage and showing true leadership."
  • Nothing will entice young people to join the conservative movement quite like a discussion between the AFA and Phyllis Schlafly defending Dan Quayle's twenty year old attack on "Murphy Brown."
  • The Daily Caller's hit piece on Sen. Bob Menendez continues to fall apart.
  • Despite the fact that he was just re-elected, according to WND 44% of the population wants to see President Obama impeached.
  • Scott Lively calls for a "First Amendment Supremacy Clause" so nothing can ever curtail the Religious Right's anti-gay activism.
  • Who do you even root for in a fight between Karl Rove and Sarah Palin?
  • Finally, it was obviously just a total coincidence that Satan in "The Bible" miniseries happens to look like President Obama.

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/15/13

  • CBN correspondent David Brody warns “evangelicals all across the country may start walking away from the GOP” if Republicans aren’t “willing to take a stand for traditional marriage.” 
  • Liberty Counsel’s Steve Crampton claims that gay marriage will “lead to the disintegration of the family” and that “when the history of this administration is written, it will be recorded that its deception and aggressive advocacy on this issue were among the most destructive actions of any administration in the history of our nation.” 
  • Scott Lively urges lawmakers not “to arm militant ‘gay’ social engineers with legal weapons to hunt down and destroy the lives of people of faith.” 
  • Jim Garlow predicts that marriage equality will have “horrific” consequences including the abolition of the First Amendment.
  • Alan Sears of the Alliance Defending Freedom, while quoting Martin Luther King Jr., calls for prayers against same-sex marriage. 

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/14/13

  • The new "The Bible" miniseries is so important that God was present on the set.
  • Ken Cuccinelli will not sign Americans for Tax Reform's pledge not to raise taxes.
  • This might be the lamest contest we've ever seen.
  • Saying that "adoption in families headed, like Chief [Justice John] Roberts' family is, by a heterosexual couple, is by far the second-best option" is probably not a good way to win support for NOM's anti-marriage equality position.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer and Cliff Kincaid discuss the "homosexual infiltration of CPAC":

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/13/13

  • A new Pope has been selected and Erick Erickson adores him already.
  • You'd think that a movie about the wonders of capitalism would take the hint that the market is not interested, but no, "Atlas Shrugged" will get a third installment.
  • Joseph Farah says child sacrifice and same-sex marriage "are linked. They are inextricably linked as behaviors characterized as abominations by the God of the Bible. They both emerge right from the pit of hell."
  • Both Franklin Graham and Richard Land support universal background checks for all gun purchases.
  • Finally, someone should really ask David Barton to explain how he supposedly "gives about 440 speeches a year" because that comes out to 1.2 speeches every single day, including holidays and weekends.

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/12/13

  • Ralph Reed wants you to get your tickets now for the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s 2013 "Road to Majority" Conference.
  • Sarah Palin is writing a book about Christmas which, ironically, nobody will ask for next Christmas.
  • Christian apologist Alex McFarland says "the survival of America depends on a revival of Christianity."
  • Right-wing blogger John Hawkins helpfully offers up a list of "10 Hollywood Celebrities Who Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives."
  • Finally, in trying to encourage people to attend the upcoming "March for Marriage," NOM is comparing the upcoming Prop 8 and DOMA cases to Roe v Wade: "If you could go back to 1973, would you participate in a march to save society from the scourge of abortion? Would you go to Washington to show the Supreme Court that you are one of a multitude of people who are demanding that they not use our constitution to create a great moral and civic wrong?"

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/11/13

  • Is anyone surprised that Bryan Fischer was once confronted by his colleagues in the ministry and sent off to "some high-priced shrink-tank to get two weeks of intensive psychotherapy"? It obviously did not do much good.
  • Liberty Counsel has merged with Florida Faith & Works Coalition and will launch a new outreach program aimed at politically mobilizing pastors and churches.
  • Richard Land says that Christians may soon be forced to engage in civil disobedience.
  • This short commentary by Gordon Klingenschmitt on the use of drones might literally be one of the dumbest things we have ever seen.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham might be getting a re-election challenge from a gay conservative blogger and activist.
  • Finally, more evidence that Erik Rush is quite a piece of work.

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/8/13

  • Ken Ham is mad at evangelical leaders like Robert Jeffress for not promoting literal six day creationism, saying "they are helping atheism by undermining the authenticity of the word of God."
  • Glenn Beck suggests donors should buy a house in South Carolina for Allen West so he can move there and run against Sen. Lindsey Graham.
  • The fact that CIA Director John Brennan did not take his oath on a Bible will likely only fuel the right-wing conspiracy theory that he is a secret Muslim.
  • Only in Bryan Fischer's fantasy world do liberals oppose waterboarding but support unrestricted drone strikes.
  • Quote of the day from Jeffrey Kuhner: "Mr. Obama is behaving increasingly like a Roman emperor. Drunk with power, dismissive of his subjects and recognizing no restraints on his authority, he now claims the right to kill his fellow citizens. He has declared war on the Constitution and, increasingly, parts of his own country."
  • Peter LaBarbera has launched "Pedo-File," a "project exposing [the] gay-pederasty connection"

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/7/13

  • How sad: James O'Keefe is now $100,000 poorer.
  • Hey Todd Starnes, maybe we "claimed" and "alleged" all of these things because they are true.
  • Is anyone surprised that Samuel Rodriguez and the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference are threatening to stop supporting immigration reform because they "refuse to budge on allowing visas for same-sex couples, due to their biblical view on marriage."
  • With the Supreme Court scheduled to heard Prop 8 and DOMA cases, now is the time to pray.
  • Finally, "CWA Celebrates Women's History Month" by lumping Rosa Parks in with Phyllis Schlafly:  

Right Wing Leftovers - 3/6/13

  • With every passing day, CPAC becomes even more of a joke.
  • Mat Staver was awarded the "Defender of Liberty" award at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention.
  • When it comes to Newt Gingrich, we are actually inclined to trust Roger Ailes.
  • Bryan Fischer says writers at The National Review "should be ashamed of themselves" for supporting the presence of groups like GOPround at CPAC.
  • Finally, the quote of the day from Mike Huckabee: "I've come to the conclusion that [President Obama] is not sincere about anything other than poking Republicans in the eye."
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