June 2012

Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 06/28/2012, 12:35pm
On yesterday's program, Bryan Fischer dedicated a segment to discussing a 2009 newspaper article about bestiality advocates in order to bolster his case against marriage equality, saying that "once you allow sex between two people of the same-sex, there is no place to stop" and it will inevitably lead to the legalization of polygamy, pedophilia, and bestiality: MORE
Josh Glasstetter, Thursday 06/28/2012, 11:24am
The Associated Press is reporting that Personhood Ohio, a state affiliate of Denver-based Personhood USA, will likely fall short in its effort to put a so-called “personhood” amendment on the ballot this fall: With less than two weeks before a crucial July deadline, the group's director says it has close to 20,000, or 5 percent, of the roughly 385,000 signatures required for the proposed personhood constitutional amendment to appear on November ballots. The amendment defines life as beginning at conception and would ban all forms of abortion, including in cases of rape and... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 06/28/2012, 9:51am
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, is constitutional.  Below we are collecting reactions from right-wing and Religious Right groups and individuals as they are released: Sarah Palin (via Twitter): Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn't a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council: "Today's Supreme Court decision will do serious harm to American families. Not only is the individual mandate a profound attack on our liberties, but it is only one section among... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 06/27/2012, 4:48pm
Marge Baker @ Huffington Post: What If the Supreme Court Treated Corporations Like Unions? Zeke Miller @ BuzzFeed: Did Arizona Senate Candidate Jeff Flake Lobby For Apartheid In South Africa? Tim Murphy @ Mother Jones: Conspiracy Watch: Did Obama Give American Islands to Russia? Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: Judge Tells Christian Counseling Student That Her School Was Right to Punish Her for Wanting to Convert Gay Clients. Warren Throckmorton: More Evidence David Barton is Wrong About Jefferson and Slavery: Robert Carter’s Emancipation Deed.... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 06/27/2012, 4:34pm
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... MORE
Peter Montgomery, Wednesday 06/27/2012, 4:16pm
The American Family Association describes itself as “a Christian organization promoting the biblical ethic of decency in American society with emphasis on moral issues that impact families.”  We know from AFA’s primary spokesperson Bryan Fischer that rank bigotry doesn’t seem to run afoul of AFA’s definition of decency.  So where does honesty figure in? The July-August 2012 issue of the group’s magazine, AFA Journal, includes a two-page spread from David Barton, the “historian” whose lies and misrepresentations have earned him... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 06/27/2012, 3:46pm
Right now, wildfires are currently devastating parts of Colorado and these fires are making the Colordao-based political arm of Focus on the Family think about ... sex?  It seems that to the folks at CitizenLink, the tragic consequences of these wildfires are just like the tragic consequences of sex-education since teaching students about safe sex is no different than handing them matches and sending them out into the woods:   Wouldn’t we all agree that it’s better to prevent a forest fire, if and when possible, than treat the immense damage in its aftermath? These... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 06/27/2012, 12:01pm
Earlier this month, the flu-stopping, casserole-multiplying Rick Joyner hosted a "Freedom Congress" conference that featured speakers like Oliver North and Jerry Boykin, as well as Republican South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint. DeMint used his address to urge the audience to get involved in politics because, at the moment, Washington reflects the fact that our culture has become increasingly secular, and so if parents want to teach their children right and wrong they "are likely to be persecuted in some way by the government" for doing so.  And the reason society... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 06/27/2012, 9:26am
Last week we noted that Bryan Fischer's Bible study has taken him to the Book of Ephesians and a discussion of Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare, prompting him to declare that Satan is behind everything from gay rights to Planned Parenthood to environmentalism. Yesterday, Fischer wrapped up his study of Ephesians by stating that it is Satan that is ultimately responsible for attacks on Christians who speak the truth and that "the average liberal in the United States" was just someone who had been duped by Satan: Satan and his evil spirits are not just kind of these vague... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 06/26/2012, 4:44pm
Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: It's not a race for sixth-grade class president. Rob Boston @ Wall of Separation: Weird Science: Taxpayer-Funded Religious Schools In Louisiana Teach Monstrously Bad Biology. Meteor Blades @ Daily Kos: 'This is ridiculous,' Harry Reid says of Rand Paul's fetal personhood rider on flood insurance bill. Carlos Maza @ Equality Matters: Meet The “Social Scientists” Defending The Flawed New Same-Sex Parenting Study. Good As You: You *will not* believe @MN4Marriage's extreme rhetoric!!!! #MNUnited Warren... MORE
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