Leftovers

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/26/12

  • Jerry Newcombe, who said only the Christian victims of the Aurora shooting will go to Heaven, apologizes “to anyone who was offended by the way certain media outlets portrayed my comments.” Basically, he doesn’t apologize.
  • Once again, David Barton responds to his critics simply by attacking them and not rebutting anything they said about his work.
  • According to the Pew Research Center, “The number of conservative Republicans who say Obama is a Muslim has doubled since October 2008 (from 16% to 34%).”
  • Meanwhile, faith groups have roundly condemned the anti-Muslim witch hunt proposed by Michele Bachmann and her Republican allies.
  • But not the Family Research Council, which called for prayers for Bachmann:
  • May those trying to silence these courageous men and women asking questions Americans want answered, fail in their effort! May their irrational opposition draw even greater attention to the questions and lead to them being answered! Please protect these leaders from those who wish to bring them down (Josh 23:6-11; 2 Chr 32:37; Ps 59:1-4; Pr 12:5-7; Jer 5:26; Mic 7:2-8; Eph 4:14-15).

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/25/12

  • Gary Bauer releases another scary anti-Obama web ad.
  • Televangelist Benny Hinn says “the beginning of the greatest revival on earth” will only happen once Bill Graham dies.
  • Angry at Speaker Boehner’s denunciation of Michele Bachmann’s witch hunt, Tea Party Nation head Judson Phillips asks, “Is it asking John Boehner and the rest of the Republican leadership too much to grow a pair?”

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/24/12

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) calls John McCain “numb nuts” for defending Huma Abedin.
  • Elaine Donnelly says permission for service members to wear their uniform in a San Diego pride parade was “very inappropriate” and among the “manifestations of a San Francisco military.”
  • National Organization for Marriage launches its boycott against General Mills to protest its move to “endorse a controversial political issue”…i.e. opposing a Minnesota amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/23/12

  • Herman Cain rises to the defense of the persecuted and oppressed rich: “Being rich is cool.”
  • Huma Abedin, the Clinton aide who is the focus of Michele Bachmann’s witch hunt, is now under police protection after receiving a threat.
  • Peter LaBarbera demands an Illinois judge “recuse herself from the homosexual 'marriage' case due to her personal conflict-of-interest”…just as black judges should refuse themselves from cases involving black people?
  • Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber says that legal abortion is at least partly responsible for the Aurora shooting.
  • Tony Perkins is upset that service members in uniform marched in pride parades, complaining that “the administration is now ordering its military to yield, not just to the special rights--but demands--of homosexual activists.”
  • Tweet of the day comes from Bryan Fischer, who wishes gay soldiers would be held in a military brig:

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/20/12

  • Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association in Michigan, has ended his campaign for the GOP Senate nomination.
  • Gary Bauer weighs in on the tragic Colorado shooting to say "the left-wing media are so desperate to smear the Tea Party that they don’t think twice about throwing out baseless accusations."
  • Rep. Joe Pitts takes to the pages of the Family Research Council's blog to pen a defense of Chick-Fil-A.
  • It looks like Glenn Beck is organizing an entire week of boring events tied to his upcoming "Restoring Love" spectacle.
  • Finally, what on earth is going on over at NRO with posts about "the Jerry Sandusky of climate change"?

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/19/12

  • The case of the man accused of helping Lisa Miller flee the country with her kidnapped daughter is scheduled to start next month.
  • Mitt Romney's new attack on President Obama wins "4 Pinocchios" from The Fact Checker.
  • This entire Liberty Counsel claim about a third grader being harassed by an anti-Christian teacher just smacks of Religious Right mythology.
  • Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton assures us that Mark Regnerus' anti-gay study is wholly reliable based entirely on the fact that "I've read his study."
  • Vonette Bright, Shirley Dobson, Penny Nance, Anita Staver, and various other "female prayer warriors" have come together to launch the American Prayer Initiative.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer defends Chick-Fil-A and proclaims that God is judging America because "only dark, angry, deceived and misguided hearts could look at the kind of sex homosexuals practice and call it good."

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/17/12

  • Tony Perkins met privately with Mitt Romney where he urged him to make sure that his choice for VP was an outspoken opponent of abortion .... and suggested that Rep. Allen West might be a good candidate.
  • On a semi-related note, Perkins says FRC named Jerry Boykin as VP because "over the last few years, Gen. Boykin has become a vital source of wisdom and strategy for the FRC team and me." The fact that Romney is taking advice from a man who takes advice from someone like Boykin ought to be enough to alarm anyone.
  • Bryan Fischer continues his AIDS denialism.
  • The AFA truly seems to believe that its boycott of JC Penney is responsible for the store's declining stock price.
  • The NOM-affiliated Ruth Institute is putting on a marriage debate at Jim Garlow's church at the end of the month.
  • Finally, the American Decency Association wants to know just what gives Google "the right to tell people what's right and wrong."

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/16/12

  • Oh goody, Rick Warren is planning to hold a presidential forum featuring Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in August! 
  • Mat Staver says "the agenda of the sexual anarchist movement [is] to put this issue up -- homosexuality, lesbianism and whatever the nomenclature of the alphabet may be from day to day -- to simply push this into your face and to shove it down the throats of the American people. I believe that this threat of homosexuality and same-sex unions is the biggest threat to our family, to our morality and to our freedom that we face here in America."
  • Harry Jackson declares that "the NAACP no longer speaks for me."
  • On a related note, Matt Barber says "the NAACP leadership has allowed itself to be played by 'the man.' (In this case “the man” is the mostly white, 'progressive'-elite establishment.)"
  • A new piece from FRC: "Leviticus, Jesus, and Homosexuality: Some Thoughts on Honest Interpretation."
  • Finally, AFA's Buster Wilson asserts that "to turn a blind eye from God’s Word about homosexuality and to OK it, would be the same as okaying thievery, idolatry, or adultery! In fact, homosexuality is a form of idolatry, the worst kind. It is the worship of self over God’s rule of order."

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/13/12

  • Alan Keyes says the choice between President Obama and Mitt Romney is "a choice between Satan and Beelzebub."
  • Concerned Women for America continues its recent tradition of producing truly ridiculous blog posts.
  • Rick Scarborough says "Islam isn’t just another false religion, but a murderous cult whose power and influence waxes worldwide."
  • Matt Barber insists that "we can't ignore the homosexual aspect" of Jerry Sandusky's crimes.
  • James Robison issues a call to arms: "America and freedom will not be preserved unless those who know God take the boldest possible united stand against the lies prevailing in our land. True believers and freedom loving Americans must return to the truth and face the enemies of it with the same boldness that birthed our great nation. They must stop believing lies about marriage, morality, our constitutional republic, and the proper role of the federal government."
  • Bryan Fischer and the Susan B. Anthony List quickly shoot down the Condi Rice for VP trial balloon.
  • Finally, I am sure you will all be waiting in line to get tickets to see "Finding Faith," a movie starring Erik Estrada that is being shot at Liberty University.

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/12/12

  • The Alliance Defense Fund explains why it changed its name to the Alliance Defending Freedom.
  • Even by the low standards of what we expect from CWA, this piece is remarkably inane.
  • Peter LaBarbera says "I would be in favor of legislation making it harder, for example, for homosexuals to adopt children, because I don't think its healthy for children to be robbed of a mother or a father intentionally in the name of gay rights."
  • FRC's latest prayer alert declares that "Obamacare is tyranny" that must be overturned "even civil disobedience, if necessary."
  • Finally, a fired aide claims to have caught Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll engaged in a sexual encounter with a female employee. This is Carroll speaking on the need for "Christians to step up and lead this country on a proper moral path" last year at a Ralph Reed rally:

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/11/12

  • After being ordered to pay the legal fees of Rachel Maddow and others that he sued, Bradlee Dean is now demanding that the judge who issued the ruling be removed from the case for being biased and prejudiced against him.
  • Looks like Washington DC will be getting its own Bible museum.
  • "God Wants Ron Paul to Be President."
  • FRC's resident homophobe Peter Sprigg lays out all the ways in which "The Obama Administration Promotes the Homosexual Agenda."
  • Wendy Wright says that the Gates Foundation "is not seeking to eliminate poverty, but rather to eliminate poor people -- to eliminate those who don't meet their standards of living."
  • Finally, poor Kirk Cameron has been "persecuted by the mainstream media, mercilessly subjected to an unreasonable amount of scrutiny" for opposing gay marriage.

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/10/12

  • The organization formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund has changed its name and is now called the Alliance Defending Freedom.
  • Just what you need: an eight-part video series on building strong families from James Dobson.
  • Bryan Fischer's shtick is really growing tiresome.
  • Frank Turek suggests that we all "simply decided to interpret the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare as a 9-0 vote to overturn Obamacare."
  • It is amazing the sorts of tales Kamal Saleem tells Religious Right audiences who just accept them without question.
  • Finally, Gary Bauer says "the 'tyrants of tolerance' have an extremely totalitarian impulse and routinely seek to intimidate and silence their opposition."

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/9/12

  • Bill Keller, "world's leading Internet Evangelist," claims that over 200,000 people have pledged to write in the name of Jesus for president in the November election.
  • Matt Barber doubles down on his "we're Bonhoeffer and they're Nazis" argument.
  • Family Research Council and The Heritage Foundation will hold a joint press conference tomorrow to "debunk the idea that conservatives are attacking women's rights, and discuss how the Obama administration is attacking religious liberty."
  • Phil Burress says the way gay activists build their numbers is to "get people confused about their gender identity and start acting out."
  • Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is out with his latest video explaining why President Obama is not a Christian.
  • Finally, legalizing gay marriage will result in Christians being persecuted during traffic stops ... or something.

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/6/12

  • Brent Bozell really hates Seth MacFarlane and his movie "Ted."
  • John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute says the one-year suspensions for the students filmed verbally abusing a school bus monitor were excessive.
  • Harry Jackson claims that because of health care reform, "Blacks and Hispanics will not only lose financially because of this new policy, but the experience of other countries indicates they will receive inferior care. In other words, the president’s crowning legislative achievement will hurt the people he claimed to want to help."
  • Ken Blackwell and Gary Bauer are mad at Chris Rock.
  • Bryan Fischer seems to believe that he can convince people of his nonsensical arguments if he just keeps repeating them.
  • Finally, Scott Lively issues a "Christian Red Alert" over a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance in Springfield, Missouri because this sort of policy "is the seed that contains the entire homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit, including 'gay' marriage, 'gay' adoption, and heavy taxpayer funding of 'gay' programs and projects. Wherever the seed takes root, 'gay' power and control just keeps growing until it supplants traditional family values with San Francisco-style sexual anarchy in every social and political sphere."

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/5/12

  • In shocking new, the Associated Press reports that military chaplains have seen "virtually no serious problems thus far involving infringement of chaplains' religious freedom or rights of conscience" since the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
  • Anti-gay activist and Peter LaBarbera pal Robert Gagnon is "calling for the resignation or removal of Alan Chambers as president of Exodus International."
  • Failed GOP presidential candidate and soon to be ex-Rep. Thad McCotter has written a TV show: "'Bumper Sticker: Made On Motown' starred McCotter hosting a crude variety show cast with characters bearing the nicknames of his congressional staffers, his brother and a drunk, perverted 'Black Santa.' They take pot shots about McCotter's ill-fated bid for the White House while spewing banter about drinking, sex, race, flatulence, puking and women's anatomy."
  • FRC's latest list of prayer targets asks that Christians will engage in "spiritual combat as never before and prevail over every effort to rob us and our children of liberty!"
  • Finally, now that the Supreme Court has upheld health care reform, Liberty Counsel is asking supporters to "recommit to intercessory prayer for the next phase of our battle against this outrageous law."

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/3/12

  • CBN's David Brody reports on Mitt Romney's efforts to reach out to Religious Right leaders.
  • Gary Cass declares that "Obama-care forces tax-payers to subsidize murder through the funding of abortion. Healthcare rationing that will establish death panels, like in all other countries with socialized medicine, to determine if some people can live based on their 'usefulness.' Preborn babies and senior citizens are in the crosshairs of Obama-care. So on moral and religious liberty grounds we must repeal Obama-care."
  • William Owens says President Obama "undoubtedly doesn't understand the difference in the 'gay' and lesbian community and the African Americans who fought for civil rights, who put their lives on the line ... it's like he has turned his back on the African-American community."
  • It seems kind of odd that an Ohio Republican state representative is hosting a fundraiser for Janet Porter given that she is dedicated to removing Republicans from office for not supporting her Heartbeat Bill.
  • David Barton's "The Founder's Bible" will be released soon.  We cannot wait!
  • Finally, President Obama makes Uncle Sam cry:

Right Wing Leftovers - 7/2/12

  • Bill Federer says "President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, March 23, 2010, is similar to President Fillmore’s Fugitive Slave Act, Sept. 18, 1850. The Supreme Court’s health-care decision, June 27, 2012, is similar to its Dred Scott decision, March 6, 1857" and wonders "is a civil war next?"
  • FRC's Robert Morrison declares that "what Roberts has achieved with this dog’s breakfast of a ruling will only hold the Court up for renewed scorn."
  • Faith and Action's Rob Schenck, on the other hand, says he thinks Roberts "did the best he could, according to the light of his own conscience."
  • James Dobson issues a dire warning: "Barring a spiritual renewal and the uniting of Christians and families in both voice and action in the years to come will bring legalized euthanasia such as the killing of Terry Schiavo, acceptance of physician-assisted suicide, legalized same-sex marriage, a million more abortions every year (added to 50 million babies already dead), legalized drug usage, more filth and perversion in the entertainment industry, continued epidemics of pornography and violence, etc..."
  • LiveNews reports that the home of Personhood USA's Keith Mason was vandalized by pro-choice activists.
  • Finally, Jonathan Krohn, the 13 year-old conservative pundit who wowed CPAC a few years ago, is no longer a conservative.

Right Wing Leftovers - 6/29/12

  • Robert Knight says Voter ID laws do not suppress minority voter turn out because "How do they drive? How do they cash a check that requires a photo ID?' It's a ludicrous contention on the face of it."
  • You have to love WND for being the only place willing to run pieces like "Bullied 'jail bus' lady: Fearful fatty, not a hero."
  • James Robison declares that "if the American people, the political leaders, the academics, the courts, and Congress continue promoting this present course, we will no longer be celebrating the birth of freedom, but rather witnessing the death of liberty and freedom in our lifetime."
  • Bryan Fischer really does not like the Supreme Court's health care ruling: "The ObamaCare ruling from Chief Justice John Roberts is mind-numbingly, eye-crossingly bad. It is irrational, illogical, unconstitutional, a ruling that would not make sense even in an imaginary parallel universe."
  • Finally, I guess we now get to look forward to Peter LaBarbera using the term "aberrosexual."

Right Wing Leftovers - 6/28/12

  • Peter LaBarbera is complaining that Boy Scouts of America board member Jim Turley is "abusing [his] role on the Scouts’ Executive Board by publicly advocating that the Scouts change their homosexuality policy."
  • Jane Chastain says Elizabeth Wurtzel and Anne-Marie Slaughter "unwillingly reveal radical feminism’s soft underbelly that spills over as muffin top." We have no idea what that means.
  • FRC prays that it's upcoming Call2Fall event will "serve to ignite an explosion of repentance and revival in our churches and awakening throughout our land!"
  • Robert Knight says National Council of La Raza's support for marriage equality proves that the agenda of the Left "is to undermine real civil rights enjoyed by all Americans and replace them with minority and sexual minority quota-type civil rights that are imposed on everybody else."
  • Finally, the tweet of the day from "ex-gay" pastor DL Foster:

Right Wing Leftovers - 6/27/12

  • Former right-wing judicial activist Wendy Long won the NY GOP Senate primary last night.
  • Exodus International will no longer promote "ex-gay" reparative therapy.
  • Peter Sprigg says that real conservatives will never change their views on gay marriage because "[we who] are surrounded by other Christians find it easier to maintain our positions than those surrounded by people who are on the opposite side."
  • Liberty Counsel has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against Scott Lively, calling the suit "a direct assault on the supremacy of the United States Constitution."
  • Finally, Rick Joyner says of the so-called "Fast and Furious" scandal that "at worst this was treason."
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