Leftovers

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/12/12

  • For those who missed it, FRC has posted the video and a transcript of the iPledge Sunday prayer rally.
  • Jerome Corsi has moved on from trying to prove that President Obama was not born in America to now trying to prove that he is gay.
  • So Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer doesn't want to be seen with a candidate who says Middle Eastern immigrants should be banned from the U.S but will appear at the Values Voter Summit sponsored by an organization that says the same thing?
  • Gary Bauer blasts President Obama's response to the attacks in Libya and Egypt: "What a shameful statement of appeasement on the anniversary of 9/11."
  • Finally, Sen. Roger Wicker appeared on Bryan Fischer's radio show today, proving once again that there is seemingly nothing that Fischer can say that will cause the GOP to shun him.

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/11/12

  • Bryan Fischer honors 9/11 by repeating this views that Muslims should be banned from serving in the military, building mosques, or immigrating to the United States.
  • Speaking of 9/11, Faith McDonnell of the Institute on Religion & Democracy says "there has been an enormous amount of spiritual deception since 9/11 that has come forth -- and that radical Islamists have used this to their advantage."
  • Gee, I can't imagine why President Obama's campaign didn't want to participate in Rick Warren's "nonpartisan" forum.
  • The Religious Right is so pleased with the GOP platform that they sent a letter to Mitt Romney praising it, which is odd given that they are the ones who pretty much wrote the entire platform!
  • It looks like Focus on the Family's efforts to reach out to Millennials was such a success that they fired the woman in charge of it.
  • Finally, it has gotten to the point where it would be impossible to even try to parody Breitbart.com.

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/10/12

  • Sadly, the Birther conference scheduled for later this month has been canceled due to lack of interest.
  • Alan Chambers has apologized for blasting radio host Janet Mefferd on Facebook after the two had engaged in a heated debate on her radio program last week.
  • Linda Harvey offers up a helpful "Q & A For Kids About Homosexuality" [PDF] that declares "it’s not right to tell someone that being homosexual is okay. The person may be feeling sad because of being bullied, but never try to make him or feel better by saying 'gay' is okay."
  • Gary Cass declares "'We the People' have become corrupt. A truly moral and religious people would never tolerate the murderous, perverted and wasteful practices and policies that are spewing out of Washington D.C.!"
  • Gary Bauer repeats the lie that omits the phrase “endowed by their creator” when he recites the Declaration of Independence.
  • Finally, historian Glenn Sunshine says that David Barton's methodology is "inappropriate, rhetorically dangerous, and quite simply intellectually dishonest."

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/7/12

  • Is Sarah Palin really so dense that she is attacking John Kerry for mentioning her in his speech by asking "how does he even know my name?" Has she forgotten that she ran for Vice President just a few years ago? It kind of made her famous. 
  • The fact that the fringe elements of the right-wing movement love Todd Akin tells you just about all you need to know.
  • The Religious Right now complaining that President Obama has issued National Day of Prayer proclamation!?!
  • William Owens says "the same-sex marriage movement, however, is an attempt to do the opposite of what Rev. King did. It’s an attempt by some, recently the NAACP, to use political power to declare that an act contrary to God’s law and to the natural law is a civil right."
  • Finally, it seems that Chick-fil-A loves the American Family Association so much that they sent the AFA free milkshakes to thank them for all the good work they do.

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/6/12

  • The missionaries hiding kidnapper Lisa Miller say "that they are willing to suffer imprisonment or death in the cause of protecting Isabella."
  • According to a right-wing medical association, Todd Akin was right and "there is medical data to back up what he was trying to say."
  • The National Religious Broadcasters will unveil a "Free Speech Charter for the Internet" which seeks to combat "new media web-based tech companies [that have] contributed to the suppression of free speech."
  • Gary Bauer says that "if we keep destroying unborn children, if we redefine God's institution of marriage -- I think a country that does those things will find itself in deep trouble not only economically, but also in many other ways."
  • Finally, upcoming conference calls promoting the 40 Days to Save America effort will feature Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman and Rick Santourm.

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/5/12

  • Phyllis Schlafly denies reports that she urged Todd Akin to drop out of his run for Senate.
  • Newt Gingrich is very sorry for illegally using "Eye of the Tiger" during his presidential run.
  • Apparently public schools are "misappropriating our taxpayer dollars [and] indoctrinating our children with progressive propaganda."
  • The folks at CitizenLink are a laugh riot.
  • Alveda King once again demonstrates her inability to issue any sort of statement without tying everything to abortion.
  • Finally, Bryan Fischer says "the American people are faced with a clear, stark and unambiguous choice between these two party platforms. To choose the one is to choose darkness and evil and the wrath of God. To choose the other is to choose light, righteousness and the blessing of God."

Right Wing Leftovers - 9/4/12

  • Bryan Fischer will not be attending the Democratic National Convention, claiming there were concerns about his safety.
  • On a related note, Cindy Jacobs issues prayer targets ahead of the DNC.
  • Rick Joyner says "the Tim Tebow phenomenon is another sign of the Awakening that is gaining momentum"
  • Robert Spencer gripes that efforts  "to portray Muslims as innocent victims of racism, bigotry and Islamophobia" is an attempt to "intimidate Americans into being afraid to resist Jihad and Islamic supremacism."
  • Harry Jackson claims that gay activists "want to make any disapproval of their sexual choices a crime."
  • Finally, Gary Bauer releases the most pathetic ad of the 2012 election cycle:

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/31/12

  • Meanwhile, Karl Rove jokes about murdering Akin, and now Government Is Not God PAC wants Mitt Romney to “publicly demand that he apologize” or “disassociate himself” from Rove.
  • Evangelist Bill Keller laments that “Republicans pray to Satan at the GOP convention.”
  • Anti-gay activist at the World Congress of Families blasts the San Francisco 49ers for making an “It Gets Better” video.
  • The Media Research Center is quite upset about “The New Normal.”
  • And finally, Clint Eastwood everybody:

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/30/12

  • Do you want to take a "Monumental" cruise with Kirk Cameron and Gary DeMar? Of course you do!
  • Longtime Newt Gingrich aide Rick Tyler is reportedly joining Todd Akin’s Senate campaign.
  • The University of Texas at Austin has announced that "no formal investigation is warranted into the allegations of scientific misconduct lodged against associate professor Mark Regnerus" for his anti-gay parents study.
  • FRC prays that God will "prevent the advance of evil in any national party or platform. May He intervene to advance good and inhibit evil in the GOP and Democratic Party Conventions."
  • Flip Benham says "the DNC hates the God of the Bible. It hates the God of our Pilgrim Forefathers and Founding Fathers. It hates the God (Jesus) who made America great and made her strong."

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/29/12

  • A poll commissioned by Family Research Council Action claims that "Todd Akin has regained his lead over Senator Claire McCaskill by a 45% to 42% margin."
  • Sadly, the effort to pass a "personhood" amendment will not be given a third opportunity to fail as organizers couldn't get enough signatures to even get it on the ballot.
  • Rick Perry: 2016?
  • Gary Bauer rips the media for supposedly being biased against Republicans: "They don’t even try to look like they’re unbiased anymore. I think it’s disgusting, but I think even more importantly, it is a tremendous disservice to the American people."
  • Finally, Concerned Women for America has released the results of the most uselessly uninformative survey ever.

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/28/12

  • In case you needed any more proof that Herman Cain is off his rocker, he now says that "if everyone had competed fairly and honestly, I’d probably be the nominee being nominated this week."
  • The NAR group David's Tent is will be hosting "40 days [of] continuous 24 hour worship in joyous celebration will take place on the The White House grounds" leading up to the election.
  • For some reason, organizers decided it would be a good idea to have Cardinal Timothy Dolan deliver the closing prayer at next week's Democratic National Convention.
  • FRC needs donations because "never before in the history of the United States has our nation faced so many threats to the institutions of faith, family and freedom that compose the heart of our society."
  • And maybe this need to money explains why FRC is charging $30 to attend a Tony Perkins press conference.

Right Wing Leftovers - 8/27/12

  • Maggie Gallagher wants to know why the shooter who targeted FRC hasn't been charged with a hate crime.
  • Mike Huckabee continues his defense of Todd Akin.
  • Rick Scarborough warns that "it is clear that God is speaking right now to America, and unless there’s a genuine repentance and a great move toward repentance and reunion with God, a cataclysmic judgment is going to fall on this country.”
  • Samuel Rodriguez writes that "the Republican Party has been presented with an historic opportunity to craft a conservative and compassionate immigration policy according to their values and ethics" and must not squander it.
  • Finally, Kelly Boggs is not happy about the upcoming show "The New Normal" and says it "is just another effort to use the vehicle of humor to further the notion of homosexuality as natural and normal."

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."
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