May 2012

Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/31/2012, 4:40pm
PFAW: PFAW Foundation Applauds First Circuit DOMA Ruling. Simon Maloy @ County Fair: What "Liberal Bias" Is Really About. Mediaite: Rush Limbaugh: Wolf Blitzer And CNN ‘Set Up’ Trump For Birther Debate. Scott Keyes @ Slate: The GOP Sees Dead People — Voting. Igor Volsky @ Think Progress: Catholic Cardinal Authorized $20K To Pay Off Pedophile Priests, Then Railed Against ‘Immorality’ Of Gay Marriage. Jodi Jacobson @ RH Reality Check: PRENDA Dies in House as GOP Continues to Divert Attention From Real Problems by Instead... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/31/2012, 4:35pm
Mike Huckabee says he’s not a birther…but thinks the issue “shows how wrong the Democrats are about that and about everything else they've been promoting the last four years” and is “another good reason, since they can't get even the simplest facts right, to make sure they're not in charge and in power the next four years.” Southern Baptist leader and conservative activist Richard Land, who was caught plagiarizing parts of his radio show, teaches at a school where plagiarists are expelled. Meanwhile, Land warns that “pornography is... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/31/2012, 3:35pm
As previously reported, the Florida Family Association is preparing for its protest of ‘Gay Day’ at Disney World, and the group has now announced that it has secured two planes with banners “to warn unsuspecting families” and condemn the “public promotion of homosexuality”: Florida Family Association will fly two planes to warn unsuspecting families about Gay Day at Disney which is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. A special thanks to Florida Family Association supporters who generously donated $12,802.37 designated... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/31/2012, 3:11pm
Today, yet another court ruled that the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, this time finding that Section 3 of the law, which prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in states where they are legal, fails the “rational basis test” as applied to laws that deny equal protection and harm a group long subject to discrimination. The unanimous ruling by the three judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals, including two Republican nominees, found no “connection between DOMA’s treatment of same-sex couples and its asserted... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 05/31/2012, 1:01pm
On his radio program yesterday, Steve Deace welcomed Bryan Fischer for a long discussion about Fischer's recent column arguing that "homosexuality is not a conservative value." Facetiously declaring that "haters of a feather stick together," Deace brought Fischer to try and explain why the Republican Party seemed so intent on embracing the issue of homosexuality at the expense of the support of Christian conservatives.  Fischer warned that if the GOP continued along this path, it was going to spell the end of the Republican Party while Deace simply could not... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/31/2012, 1:00pm
Eagle Forum’s San Diego chapter is hosting a conference in June to unite conservatives in Democratic-leaning California before the upcoming election: Tomorrow, Friday June 1, 4-9pm prominent national, state and local leaders will address hundreds of conservatives at the "Rise Up California" Eagle Forum San Diego Convention at Skyline Church in Rancho San Diego. The purpose of the convention is to gather, energize, educate, empower and activate conservative Californians 4 days prior to the primary, and into the November general election. Skyline Church is led by Jim Garlow, a... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/31/2012, 11:20am
After the American Family Association closed its Center for Law and Policy, right-wing attorney Steve Crampton joined up with another fervently anti-gay group, Liberty Counsel, where he now serves as the organization’s Vice President of Legal Affairs. Yesterday, he appeared on VCY America’s Crosstalk with host Jim Schneider to discuss Liberty Counsel’s claim that the Department of Justice compelled a public university in Arkansas to allow a transgender woman, Jennifer Braly, to access the women’s restroom. However, the DOJ says that it simply sent a letter to the... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/31/2012, 10:15am
The ad promoting tourism to the US seemed innocuous enough, but Family Research Council president Tony Perkins warns that the advertising campaign is being used to “highlight same-sex attractions.” The Discover America ad highlights diversity in the US, including a song by Rosanne Cash and images of an interracial couple, two Muslim women in a city and people celebrating the Hindu festival Holi. But Perkins is peeved by its attempt “to celebrate homosexuality” by featuring a man with his arm around his partner on a bus for almost two seconds. Perkins claimed that the... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 05/31/2012, 9:33am
A few weeks ago, Roger Schlafly mourned a Census Bureau report showing that non-white births have now exceeded white births in the U.S, declaring that this was "not a good thing" because "immigrants do not share American values," by which he meant "vote Republican." Today, Rick Scarborough of Vision America sent out an email warning that "the non-Hispanic white share of the population will fall from 70% today to a bare majority by the year 2050" and suggesting that is a bad thing.  While insisting that "the racial mix of this nation shouldn... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 05/30/2012, 4:48pm
Justin Berrier @ County Fair: Fox & Friends Drops The Veil, Produces Four-Minute Anti-Obama Attack Ad. Alvin McEwen: Alveda King speaks about her accusation against Bayard Rustin . . . or does she? Good As You: FRC to Obama: 'We believe that 'the wages of sin is death.' Wayne Besen @ Truth Wins Out: TWO Exclusive Video: Interview with Dr. Robert Spitzer Who Discusses Retracting His Infamous ‘Ex-Gay’ Study. Rachel Tabachnick @ Talk To Action: Insider View of the Culture Wars Exposed in New Book by Former Christian Right Strategist. Towleroad:... MORE
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