February 2012

Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 6:48pm
Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Limbaugh takes aim at Sandra Fluke. Good As You: Archie Comics proudly stands against AFA. Ali Gharib @ Think Progress Security: Illinois GOP Congressional Candidate: ‘The Holocaust Never Happened.’ Nick Sementelli @ Bold Faith Type: Why Birth Control is Not Shellfish. Meenal Vamburkar @ Mediaite: James O’Keefe Sues Current TV, Keith Olbermann For Defamation. Towleroad: Priest Refuses Lesbian Communion at Her Mother's Funeral, Walks Out in Protest. MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 6:39pm
A new report from Wallbuilders claims that Barack Obama is "America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President." We can now add Sen. Mike Johanns to the list of elected Republicans who have no qualms about appearing on Bryan Fischer's radio program. Mike Huckabee will be hosting another presidential forum. Franklin Graham apologizes to President Obama for questioning his faith. Gary Cass, on the other hand, releases the second video in his series declaring that Obama is not a Christian. Newt Gingrich demands that President Obama apologize for... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 5:44pm
When it comes to the Religious Right, seemingly nothing can prevent the movement from willingly and endlessly repeating a known falsehood.  Case in point: several weeks ago we wrote a post about a situation in North Carolina where a preschool student had her homemade lunch confiscated by government bureaucrats who forced her to eat the less healthy lunch provided by the school. That was, at least, the Religious Right's version of what happened ... and that version was, of course, utterly untrue.  But, as we said, untruth has never been much of an impediment to the Religious Right,... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 4:35pm
Rick Green of WallBuilders today appeared on Truth that Transforms with Carmen Pate and John Rabe where he claimed that the separation of church and state is the “exact opposite” of what the Founders wanted. He went on to claim that the separation of church and state is simply a tool to move the country “towards socialism and communism” and is responsible for increases in out-of-wedlock births and crime. Of course, this should come as no surprise as Green and WallBuilders president David Barton have made careers out of mischaracterizing church-state separation and... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 3:10pm
Yesterday on Today’s Issues, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins and American Family Association head Tim Wildmon hosted New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera to discuss the city’s decision to prohibit church groups from using public school buildings, which was recently overturned by a federal judge. During the interview, Cabrera attacked gay rights advocates for supposedly siding with the city government, to which Perkins replied that “homosexual groups” want “to silence the church. They want the church to go away because they don’t want... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 2:00pm
Gordon Klingenschmitt is asking activists to pay him big money to stop the Senate from confirming Jesse Furman to the Southern District Court of New York. Klingenschmitt is asking for upwards to $159 to send faxes to Senators to stop Furman and two other nominees from “forcing their anti-Jesus, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual views on the American people.” While Klingenschmitt’s attacks are completely over the top, there’s a more obvious sign that Klingenschmitt’s campaign is completely off base: Furman has already been confirmed. Earlier this month the Senate voted... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 1:06pm
We are surprised to find that it actually took some Religious Right activist almost a whole day before publicly blaming Monday's tragic shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio on the lack of school prayer, as what Jerry Newcombe of Truth in Action did in an op-ed for Crosswalk yesterday:  There were never school shootings when prayer was in school. Nothing even remotely like it. But now, for the most part, God has been thrown out of our public schools, and they have had to install the metal detector instead. Even that is not fail-proof ... I find it ironic that yesterday’s... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 1:05pm
Self-proclaimed “ex-terrorist” Kamal Saleem tells quite a story about his life, claiming that he worked for late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Hamas, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and fought with Al Qaeda in Tora Bora, all before coming to the United States in order to carry out the “culture jihad.” Sure his entire story is a fabrication, but that hasn’t stopped this descendent of the imaginary “Grand Wazir of Islam” from getting speaking gigs across the country where he criticizes Islam and warns of impending Sharia law in the United States... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 02/29/2012, 11:45am
After failing in his campaign to overturn marriage equality in Washington D.C., Bishop Harry Jackson is now leading an effort to repeal a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland that will be signed into law tomorrow. We last saw Jackson raising money for the Maryland Marriage Alliance at “A Gathering of Eagles,” where he led the congregation in spiritual warfare against the demonic Queen of Heaven, who he said was responsible for gay rights and “perversion.” In an interview with the Christian Post yesterday, Jackson baselessly claimed that Washington D.C. public... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 02/28/2012, 6:47pm
Mariah Blake @ The Nation: Newt's Last Prayer: Christian Dominionists Go Gingrich. Igor Volsky @ Think Progress LGBT: Mega Church Pastor Calls On Houston Mayor Parker To Resign For Promoting Marriage Equality. Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Santorum reaches out ... to Democrats. Adele Stan @ AlterNet: 9 Santorum Speeches That Make Me Want to Throw Up. Julie Bolcer @ The Advocate: Supreme Court Rejects NOM Appeal of Maine Disclosure Law. MORE
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