Leftovers

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/19/14

  • Oregon has become the latest state to see its anti-gay marriage amendment struck down.
  • A smart take from Jeff Crouere: "It seems the politically correct liberals in charge of the NFL are admirers of communism. In Red China, Cambodia, Vietnam and other countries communist tyrants forced citizens into re-education camps to 'enlighten' their subjects about the wonderful 'benefits' of totalitarianism."
  • The Maine Ethics Commission is considering whether to fine the National Organization for Marriage $50,000 "for failing to register and disclose its activities in Maine’s 2009 same-sex marriage referendum."
  • NOM, for its part, announced that it would fight against any possible fine.
  • Finally, the AFA's Tim Wildmon invited Allen West to be a guest on his radio show and then completely forget why he had invited him on and what he wanted to talk about.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/16/14

  • Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief in Michigan’s marriage equality case, insisting that “it would be rational for the voters of Michigan to seek to minimize the deleterious effects” of “homosexual activity.”
  • The editor of Matt Barber’s website shows his “overwhelming love” for gay people by explaining that homosexuality “is destroying your life.”

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/15/14

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/14/14

  • Bryan Fischer is personally outraged by the decision striking down Idaho's anti-gay marriage amendment because he was deeply involved in writing the amendment.
  • FRC was likewise outraged by the decision: "The definition of marriage, like the sanctity of human life, is seen in the natural or moral law. The decisions of courts can ignore it, they can even attempt to suppress it, but they will never eradicate it."
  • Laurie Higgins is upset by seeing Michael Sam kiss his boyfriend and the "cultural degradation" that it represents.
  • The effort to place another "personhood" amendment on the ballot in Mississippi looks to be about to miss the deadline which will save organizers the embarrassment of having to watch it get trounced at the polls, just as it was in 2011.
  • Finally, the folks at the Media Research Center spent an entire day monitoring the content on The Huffington Post and were not happy with what they saw.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/13/14

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/12/14

  • After being dumped by HGTV, the Benham brothers has reportedly had their reality show picked up by INSP TV.
  • Liberty Counsel and Voice of the Voiceless are pushing ex-gay materials on colleges in Virginia.
  • Peter LaBarbera is threatening to sue Salon.com for libel.
  • Frank Turek says the push for marriage equality is "stealing rights from God."
  • Finally, Stu Burguiere claims that we intentionally misrepresented Glenn Beck's recent comments about Hillary Clinton because we "hate Glenn," even though we fully explained the context in the post in which the video was used. But if Burguiere is genuinely concerned about people taking things out of context, he ought to discuss that with his boss.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/9/14

  • Why is Glenn Beck's network reporting about Malala Yousafzai? We thought it was laughable to even expect people to know or care who she was.
  • This weekend, the Alaska Family Council will seek to explain how Christians can responsibly and gracefully engage a culture that has embraced homosexuality.
  • The American Family Association is calling upon cities in Mississippi to stop adopting anti-discrimination ordinances.
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal is scheduled to speak at Liberty University's graduation ceremony tomorrow where he will bravely criticize HGTV for canceling the Benham brothers' reality show.
  • On a related note, Tony Perkins responded to the Benham controversy by saying that "Right Wing Watch is about as reliable as the Obamacare website," which is actually kind of funny but also a totally false attack since everything we wrote about them was documented and true.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/8/14

  • Matt Barber's very credible website BarbWire has learned from an equally credible "inside" source that "Allen B. West is seriously considering a 2016 presidential run." We very much hope that this is true.
  • Speaking of Barber, he says that we are an "anti-Christian segregationist organization that exist for the sole purpose of segregating Christians and Christianity from any public forum." We are pretty sure that is not true.
  • Samuel Rodriguez says that Oklahoma's recent botched execution ought to be generating an outcry of evangelical Christians.
  • Representatives of The American Family Association, Focus on the Family, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, and Morality in Media all recently met with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to voice their concerns about plans to "relax broadcast decency rules."
  • FRC prays: "May religious liberty flourish; may we use that liberty to pray and proclaim the Gospel as never before; and May awakening result that will turn the tide in our nation. May the local jurisdictions that have caved-in to the anti-prayer forces rethink and re-establish regular public prayer for their cities, counties and states."
  • Finally, Rep. Louie Gohmert grilled Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen today during a hearing about why his network refuses to carry Glenn Beck's The Blaze network.  Can you imagine the fit that Beck would throw if a member of Congress lobbied a cable executive on behalf of some other network like this? His head would explode.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/7/14

  • Glenn Beck says that he has never been as infatuated by a candidate as he is by Matt Bevin because "he is a remarkable, remarkable man."
  • Speaking of Beck, he thinks that House Speaker John Boehner selected Rep. Trey Gowdy to lead the Benghazi committee so that he can thrown him under the bus when the whole thing backfires.
  • The hatemongering, anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church continues to lose members.
  • John Freshwater, the right-wing public school science teacher who lost his job for teaching creationism, is taking his case to the Supreme Court.
  • Finally, Jim Garrow is fed up with "the divine right of black folks with big government checks."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/6/14

  • Rob Schenck of Faith and Action calls upon Sarah Palin to retract her comments about waterboarding: "I admonish you in the name of the Lord to retract your comments about waterboarding and baptism and clarify what you were doing and trying to say."
  • Glenn Beck has released a new book about Common Core and he is telling people to buy a copy and rip the cover off and give it to their friends who will refuse to read it if they know that Beck wrote it.
  • Speaking of Common Core, a respected Republican pollster is warning candidates not to run for office by opposing it.
  • Tony Perkins says "one look at the headlines and we can all agree: If there's one thing this country could use more of, it's prayer!" I am pretty sure that we don't all agree on that.
  • Phyllis Schlafly seems to think that the short-term Democrat strategy is to get the unmarried women to vote while the long-term strategy is to push policies what will increase the population of unmarried women.
  • Finally, you can't argue with Bryan Fischer's logic: "The death penalty for cold-blooded murder was right in the days of Noah and it is right today."

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/5/14

  • Kirk Cameron has a starring role in Alliance Defending Freedom’s new infomercial.

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/2/14

  • Laura Ingraham and the Federation for American Immigration Reform are demanding candidates for Congress sign a pledge that they will oppose immigration reform.
  • Quote of the day courtesy of Jeff Allen of BarbWire: “Welcome to the nightmare world of the Fourth Reich of homofascism.”

Right Wing Leftovers - 5/1/14

  • Al Mohler explains "why Christians should support the death penalty."
  • Franklin Graham declares that "true followers of Jesus Christ, whose salvation is based entirely upon God’s Word, cannot endorse same-sex marriage, regardless of what our president, the Congress, the Supreme Court, the media or the latest Gallup poll says about the matter."
  • In the last few weeks, an anti-Common Core group in Alabama has received $700,000 from just one foundation, both of which just happen to be run the same person.
  • It is always fascinating to watch Glenn Beck try to comprehend the fact that not every person in America shares his personal views and preferences.
  • Finally, this might be the dumbest thing you will read about the Donald Sterling controversy: "When you talk about Jay-Z, this criminal thug who's called black women all kinds of names, disgraced our race. And nobody is talking about kicking him out of the league? You can't have double standards I'm sorry."

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/29/14

  • "History is repeating itself": Glenn Beck says that Alex Jones' attacks on him are just like Malcolm X's attacks on Martin Luther King.
  • Speaking of Jones, Cliff Kincaid can probably expect to become his next target after he called Jones and his followers a bunch of lunatics who are "poisoning the minds of many conservatives and Tea Party members."
  • Is anyone surprised that three graduates of Liberty University Law School are serving as law clerks for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and played a key role in crafting the court's recent abortion decision?
  • David Barton and Sarah Palin will both be speaking at a fundraiser for a Christian school in October. That ought to be enlightening.
  • Similarly, Mat Staver and Kamal Saleem will be speaking at the American Decency Association’s summer conference.
  • Finally, the candidate who ran an ad mocking John Boehner’s "electile dysfunction" has lost his job teaching at a Christian college as a result.

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/28/14

  • Sarah Palin is an American treasure.
  • The only thing worse than gays is Christians who defend gays.
  • The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is raking in millions of dollars and spending almost none of it on candidates.
  • Glenn Beck has some "pretty big plans" for his movie studio and promises that people will be "absolutely shocked" by what he has in store.
  • Finally, on a semi-related note, Alex Jones is attacking Beck because "he actually works for Obama," which is just about the most deliciously ironic thing we have ever seen.

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/25/14

  • Glenn Beck spoke at Liberty University today. There was some crying involved.
  • A poll commissioned by Citizens for Community Values Action shows, shockingly, "a decline in support for same-sex marriage in Ohio."
  • Robert Oscar Lopez warns S.E. Cupp not to support gay adoption because, in doing so, "we are encouraging a whole new generation of homewreckers – gays who want to be parents and figure out that the cheapest way to do it is to seduce someone of the same sex who is currently in a rocky marriage with children."
  • Right-wing activists have released a Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi report. We are sure it is very informative.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer proudly declares that "I am the only conservative in America" that is willing to come to Cliven Bundy's defense.

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/24/14

  • Cliven Bundy cannot be a racist because, his son says, "two vehicles full of black men" protected him during the Watts Riots in 1965 and "he felt that they were his guardian angels."
  • After having repeatedly declared that Bundy was a Godly man of prayer, Glenn Beck has now abandoned him completely.
  • Bryan Fischer, on the other hand, is predictably defending Bundy's racist remarks.
  • April 30 is the National Day of Repentance.
  • Gary Bauer says there is a "misinformation campaign waged by media elites" designed to isolate those who oppose marriage equality.
  • The Pacific Justice Institute is asking the Supreme Court to agree to hear its lawsuit against California's prohibition on using "ex-gay" therapy on minors.

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/23/14

  • Jerry Newcombe defends Jim DeMint's absurd claim that the federal government played no role in ending slavery, which makes sense given that DeMint made the claim while appearing on Newcombe's radio show.
  • Beware! "Torquemada Invades America."
  • "Can You Be Gay and Christian?" FRC and Michael Brown will let you know.
  • ADF calls on pastors to "rise up," just like the Founding Fathers who "believed so strongly in the involvement of pastors and Bible teachers in political matters that they risked their lives signing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution."
  • Finally, Glenn Beck does not believe that the nation’s immigration court system just happened to suffer a massive technical meltdown because he, of course, suspects that someone is deliberately sabotaging it as retribution for the failure to pass immigration reform.

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/22/14

  • In a shocking development, a poll commissioned by the Family Research Council and America Values found "that 82 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents" oppose gay marriage.
  • The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty has lost its tax-exempt status after the IRS determined that it “has shown a pattern of deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns."
  • Todd Starnes has very clever insights.
  • Any event featuring Wiley Drake and James David Manning is bound to be an exercise in insanity.
  • Finally, it is more than a little ironic that J.D. Greear, a pastor speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics Religious Liberty Commission Leadership Summit, would complain that "[p]reaching against homosexuality in our day is about as popular as preaching against slavery and racism in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1861."

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/21/14

  • Glenn Beck regrets giving Mitt Romney his first edition copy of George Washington's farewell address, especially since he never even received a thank-you note.
  • Michael Brown has "some honest questions for professing 'gay Christians.'"
  • The Family Foundation of Virginia "is asking that you join us for 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance for Marriage from August 27 until October 5, 2014."
  • Bryan Fischer is a lot of things, but self-aware is not one of them.
  • Finally, Jim Garrow boldly tells Glenn Beck and Oprah Winfrey that he will not appear on their programs, even though they are both practically begging him to do so!
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