Leftovers

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/24/12

  • Joseph Farah says "Barack Obama is simply not a Christian ... and his phony, insincere pretenses to Christianity are an insult to the faith of millions and to the Lord and Savior we serve."
  • Penna Dexter assures conservatives that they shouldn't be too worried about polls showing that young people support marriage equality because "the fact is young voters often change their political views as they age."
  • ALIPAC is attacking the SPLC and ADL, saying "we have suffered the resulting threats and menacing that is characteristic when being lied about, being falsely accused of racism, and being erroneously associated with the KKK and Nazis simply because you oppose illegal immigration."
  • Matt Barber says that by adding a plank supporting marriage equality to the Democratic platform, the Democrats are "attacking the vast majority of Americans who support natural marriage."
  • Finally, Champion The Vote is out with a new election video highlighting the importance of judges:

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/23/12

  • Mike Huckabee, James Dobson, and Janet Porter are the latest Religious Right activists to come rushing to Todd Akin's defense.
  • On a related note, Dr. Jack Willke, the man responsible for the idea that women have a biological defense against getting pregnant via rape, reports that he met with Mitt Romney last October.
  • CBN's David Brody reports that crank "journalist" Ed Klein says "the Obama campaign [is] ready to go after Mitt Romney's Mormon faith by starting a stealth education' effort with the evangelical community" And so, of course "the Brody File is looking into this."
  • Jerry Falwell Jr. says Donald Trump was given an invitation to speak at Liberty University because he "was willing to say publicly what many conservatives were only saying privately."
  • Randall Terry will be on the presidential ballot in West Virginia.
  • Finally, FRC is outraged that President Obama has "praised Muslims in positions throughout his administration" and issued a prayer that "Americans [will] realize that God, alone, is our defense and obedience to Him our safety. May God elevate men and women in November who will be diligent in fulfilling government's primary responsibility - national security. May Revival restore obedience to Almighty God in our land!"

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/22/12

  • What a tremendous loss for our nation that the presidential forum that Rick Warren was planning has been canceled because this campaign has just been too uncivil!
  • Pat Robertson's Regent University is suing the newly renamed Georgia Regents University, citing trademark infringement.
  • FRC responds to the SPLC.
  • Michael Steele admits that the GOP's anti-choice platform is out of the mainstream.
  • Finally, the lucky students at Liberty University will get the chance to listen to the wisdom of Donald Trump in September.

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/21/12

  • Rick Scarborough wants Akin to remain in since his “legitimate rape” comment “was made in the course of an otherwise admirable defense of the right to life.”
  • What a surprise! Harry Jackson is out with a column attacking marriage equality.
  • The American Prayer Initiative today asks people to pray for God to “intervene to transform and heal the hearts of those who would attempt to re-define marriage.”
  • After last year’s Values Voter Summit was a bit of a disaster, the Family Research Council now wants people to pray for the conference and to “give Americans discernment to distinguish between lies and truth.”
Please pray that word of iPledge Sunday and VVS will spread rapidly. May God help those who participate to help fellow Americans be motivated and guided by Scripture, prayer, common sense and good conscience to vote aright, and to elect god-fearing men and women to every level of Government! May God give Americans discernment to distinguish between lies and truth amid the hype, confusion, misinformation and disinformation in this political period. May the prayer and action efforts listed below all be blessed of God! May sufficient repentance be found in the Land that we might find God's mercy (Lev 19:35-36; Dt 10:11; 2 Chr 7:14; Pr 11:1; Mt 10:16; Is 1:16-20; Eph 5:6-16; 1 Tim 3:16 ff).

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/20/12

  • Pat Robertson claims he "misstated my heartfelt dedication and commitment to helping orphans" when he said people should be careful about adopting kids because they might get a weird one.
  • The Religious Right continues to exploit last week's shooting at FRC headquarters for all that it is worth.
  • On a related note, Scott Lively is demanding that the SPLC remove him from their list of anti-gay hate groups.
  • Hank Williams Jr. says “we’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US and we hate him!” Where are all those people who burned Dixie Chicks cds when they "insulted" President Bush? 
  • The National Organization for Marriage is hilariously claiming that their boycott of Starbucks has cost the company billions of dollars.
  • Finally, quote of the day from Professor John Fea responding to the attacks leveled at David Barton's critics: "Fact-checkers are not historians and one does not have to be a historian to check facts."

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/17/12

  • Glenn Beck's Mercury Ink will reportedly be re-publishing David Barton's "The Jefferson Lies."
  • Phyllis Schlafly turned 88 years old this week.
  • Bryan Fischer continues his crusade against the SPLC and, in the process, perfectly demonstrates why he was almost single-handedly responsible for getting the AFA is designated as a "hate group."
  • Russell Moore says that Pat Robertson's statement that people should be careful about adopting children "is of the devil."
  • Matt Barber appears to have genuinely lost his mind in responding to the recent shooting at FRC.
  • On a semi-related note, Gary Bauer says that "liberal politicians have a particular obligation to discipline a movement whose support they solicit." I can guarantee you that Bauer is going to find this quote being used against him time and time again.
  • Finally, Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council are releasing a new report called "The Survey of Religious Hostility in America" on Monday.

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/16/12

  • Bryan Fischer is using yesterday's shooting at FRC headquarters as an opportunity to demand that the Southern Poverty Law Center remove "both FRC and AFA from its hate group list."
  • Anti-Mormon ativist Steven Andrew says Robert Jeffress must "repent for disobeying Scripture by endorsing Mormon Mitt Romney."
  • Jerome Corsi seems to have now become utterly fixated on proving that President Obama is gay.
  • Bishop EW Jackson says that "if leftists want to find racism, they can look in the mirror to see the paternalistic face of modern racism in America."
  • James Dobson declares that Romney has to start talking about social issues in order to motivate the Religious Right because "our country will never recover from four more years with Barack Obama at the helm."
  • Finally, are you sometimes confused about whether the videos we post to YouTube deserve a thumb's up or a thumb's down?  You are not alone:

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/15/12

  • Buster Wilson re-posts Scott Lively's defense of David Barton and Barton himself also tweeted a link to Lively's defense of him/attack on Throckmorton.
  • Joseph Farah says everyone owes Michele Bachmann an apology because she was right and Huma Abedin "was employed by an institute at the forefront of a grand plan to mobilize U.S. Muslim minorities to transform America into a Saudi-Style Islamic state."
  • Bryan Fischer explains that Jesus was a capitalist.
  • Phyllis Schlafly seems to have no problem with flagrantly lying, claiming "that "Obama's Department of Veterans Affairs banned any mention of Jesus Christ during burials at Houston National Cemetery." That is not true.
  • Finally, Phil Burress, chairman of the Citizens for Community Values, does his part to spread the latest right-wing lie alleging that President Obama is trying to prevent members of the military from voting: "They're going to do everything they can to make sure that what happened in Florida when we had the hanging chad debate down there, where they still had ballots sitting on battleships out on the ocean and they never did get a chance to vote, [happens again] ... Obama does not want the military to vote, because he knows how they're going to vote. So, suing Ohio to try to prohibit or to slow down the military from voting is just despicable."

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/14/12

  • NOM wants to make every Wednesday a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day!
  • Jerome Corsi expands his Birther crusade to explain why President Obama is "the First 'Gay' President."
  • Oh look, Rick Warren is spreading David Barton's lies.
  • Bryan Fischer says Mitt Romney needs to start adopting Paul Ryan's positions as his own if he wants to win the election.
  • Finally, Gary Bauer says people need to speak up and oppose the Democratic Party platform plank supporting marriage equality because "we can’t let our country sink into the kind of thing that we’ve seen in history over and over again where the mob rules, where people are afraid to speak up about fundamental beliefs of their faith."

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/13/12

  • David Barton says that the next edition of his book "The Jefferson Lies" will feature changes and additions meant to respond to his critics, in particular Warren Throckmorton.
  • On a related note, fellow historical revisionist Scott Lively has come rushing to Barton's defense by attacking Throckmorton as the puppet-master behind the conspiracy to undermine Barton.
  • The AFL-CIO has unendorsed Roy Moore.
  • Bryan Fischer prays that God will cause his enemies to "fall into the pit that they have dug for me." We're pretty sure he is referring to us. 
  • Matt Barber says that if "anti-Christian bullies" like the ACLU and Americans United "had been around two-and-a-half centuries ago, and our forefathers had paid them any mind, we may never have had the first American Revolution."
  • Finally, Ted Baehr declares that "Movieguide is the best tool families have in protecting themselves from the media terrorism of graphic content running rampant in the entertainment industry."

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/10/12

  • David Barton claims that two New York publishers "larger than Thomas Nelson" have already expressed an interest in picking up "The Jefferson Lies." And given Barton's well-established credibility, it must be true.
  • I hope Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillip has a spare three-quarters of a million dollars on hand because he has a pretty large hotel bill to settle.
  • You'll have to forgive us for not placing much faith in "Democrats" who go on AFA radio and sound exactly like the Religious Right.
  • Quote of the day from Janice Shaw Crouse: "If Hollywood put out a casting call for a leading man to play the president of the United States, Mitt Romney would fit the bill to perfection."
  • It seems that Todd Bentley is not receiving a very warm welcome in England. Kicking old women in the face tends to do that.
  • Finally, who doesn't want to watch a "Regis and Kelly" style program hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich!?

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/9/12

  • More conservatives voice concerns about David Barton's shoddy scholarship.
  • The New York Times provides a good overview of the first day of the trial stemming from the Lisa Miller case.
  • Dick Morris is very bad at his job.
  • From the Baptist Press: "In the wake of one of the greatest tragedies to hit the Sikh community in North America, Southern Baptists have an unprecedented opportunity to reach out to their Sikh neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
  • Bryan Fischer boldly continues his defense of kidnapping in the name of God.
  • Finally, Romney gets into the swing of things with a new ad claiming that President Obama has declared war on religion.

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/8/12

  • The conservative criticism of David Barton's shoddy scholarship continues to pile up.
  • The ALF-CIO has endorsed ... Roy Moore?
  • Liberty Counsel stands by Michele Bachmann and is "petitioning key Members of Congress to get behind the call for these investigations – and expose any subversive activities by individuals or entities operating in positions of influence over the foreign and domestic policies of our nation!"
  • EW Jackson proclaims that "the Democrat Party has turned its back on Christians. It is time to turn our backs on the Democrat Party."
  • Peter LaBarbera says "the reality is that homosexuality is nothing to be proud of."

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/7/12

  • Draft Mike Huckabee for Vice President.
  • Frank Gaffney says that if Mitt Romney wants to become president he "is going to have to address the mortal threat to it posed by the Muslim Brotherhood and its civilization jihad."
  • Some enterprising reporter really needs to investigate just who is paying Bishop Harry Jackson to promote the interests of energy companies with columns like this one claiming mileage mandates are "putting people at greater risk of serious injury or death."
  • Phyllis Schlafly says "Obama is trying to treat Christians like smokers. You can do it in the privacy of your own house and maybe inside your church, but never where the public can see you."
  • Finally, a who's who of anti-gay activists have penned a letter [PDF] in support of Chick-fil-A sent out by the Liberty Counsel's Freedom Federation.

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/6/12

  • Last week, Mitt Romney met privately with a group of Religious Right leaders, including James Dobson, Gary Bauer, and Jerry Boykin.
  • But Bryan Fischer is not impressed, complaining that it seems like Romney is "going out of his way to de-motivate the conservative base."
  • Is the Glory of God Departing From US?
  • Matt Barber says Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day "proved with earthshaking resonance that liberals’ whole 'gay-marriage-is-inevitable' thingy remains as sterile as the fraudulent concept itself."
  • Quote of the day from Janet Porter: "The hottest summer is nothing compared to what some will face in eternity."
  • Finally, David Barton has recorded an ad endorsing Todd Akin:

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/3/12

  • Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and various other groups are uniting for a "non-partisan" voter registration drive because they "understand that this election is the 'Chick Fil A election,' where people with shared beliefs say 'enough is enough' and help shape this great country into an even better one."
  • I guess the Religious Right will be boycotting Target now.
  • The National Association of Evangelicals reports that 68% of those who responded to a Evangelical Leaders Survey said that the United States is a not Christian nation.
  • Mat Staver says that "silencing people of faith in the public square has always been the goal of those who realize the influence that pastors, churches, and people of faith have on elections."
  • Finally, Robert Jeffress declares that that "Democrats are showing their utter disdain for the traditional values of our country, but more importantly for the unchangeable principles of God's word."

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/2/12

  • Rep. Michele Bachmann defends her anti-Muslim McCarthyism in an op-ed in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
  • Rep. Steve King is planning to sue President Obama over his immigration executive order.
  • You will be shocked to learn that the right-wing claim that US Olympic medalists will face whopping tax bills was not true.
  • Bryan Fischer says the support for Chick-fil-A "should send shivers down the spine of every Democrat in the land, for it indicates clearly that they are on the wrong side of history, morality and the American people."
  • Finally, the interns at Focus on the Family just wanna have fun:

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/1/12

  • FRC reports that Congressman Alan Nunnelee and 16 of his colleagues sent a letter to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy "congratulating him on the dignity with which his company has conducted itself in the face of a vicious smear campaign."
  • David Brody and Richard Viguerie rejoice in Ted Cruz's Republican primary win in Texas last night, seeing it as proof that the Tea Party is alive and well.
  • The Rutherford Institute is asking that pastor Michael Salman be allowed work release while serving jail time for illegally trying to build a church on his property.
  • Headline of the day: "When Ralph Reed met General Butt Naked."
  • Finally, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) directly compared the beginning of the Obama administration's contraception mandate today to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/31/12

  • Washington Post’s conservative columnist and alternate reality occupant Jennifer Rubin didn’t get the memo, calling Romney’s “culture” comments “bold and blunt” and bewilderingly claimed that “if this is the Romney we’re going to see during the balance of the campaign Obama is in deep trouble.”
  • A former staffer is suing Michele Bachmann because her campaign allegedly stole a list of Iowa homeschooling families off her personal computer to use for her presidential bid.
  • The Alabama Educational Television Commission is lawyering up and denying claims that its directors were fired for refusing to run a David Barton program.
  • Meanwhile, a group of Ohio pastors are boycotting Barton’s publisher because his book, The Jefferson Lies, “glosses over Thomas Jefferson’s unorthodox and heretical beliefs about Jesus Christ; minimizes and justifies Thomas Jefferson’s racism; excuses Thomas Jefferson’s practice of enslaving African-Americans; [and] is riddled with factual distortions and falsehoods.”
  • David Brody of CBN News wonders, “How do you go about stopping the gay rights agenda in its tracks? Is it possible? If so, how? Leave your comments.”

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/30/12

  • Mitt Romney’s foreign tour takes another wrong turn.
  • Cindy Jacobs’ Reformation Prayer Network is helping to bring a prayer tent outside of the White House South Lawn, which is “a fulfillment of Cindy Jacobs’ vision of the “X” over our nation that transforms into a Bridal Canopy.”
  • Take it away Buster Wilson: “In fact, over the weekend I’ve observed that there is, more often than not, an attitude of shock and disgust that ANYONE would find fault with ChickFilA, especially the vile, foul mouthed, gay activists who prance around in their bikini underwear in gay pride parades. I’ve spent hours upon hours personally trying to witness to those in the Big Gay movement. I care about their souls and I care about the America they are trying to morph into an idyllic homosexual utopia.”
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