June 2012

Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/25/2012, 12:54pm
It is no secret that we have been vocal critics of David Barton and his brand of pseudo-historical Religious Right activism, but we have not been going it alone as there a variety of individuals who have criticized Barton, ranging from Chris Rodda and Warren Throckmorton who have thoroughly debunked much of Barton's false history to Christian conservatives like Chris Pinto and Brannon Howse who have criticized him from the right. Today on his radio program, Barton said he expects to be attacked by groups like us and Americans United and Media Matters because we all "hate God" but... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/25/2012, 11:40am
Tomorrow, the Pentagon will hold its first ever event honoring LGBT pride month and Linda Harvey is predictably outraged, calling it " yet another low level of ungodliness" reached by the Obama administration and a "sad, sad time for the United States":  The America that we have known and loved is sinking fast, friends. Yet another low level of ungodliness has been reached by the current leadership in Washington. For the first time in history, the Pentagon is observing so-called "gay pride" during the month of June. It's a first because until last year,... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/25/2012, 10:20am
Last month, shortly after President Obama announced his support for marriage equality, Sen. Rand Paul spoke at an Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event where he joked that he "wasn’t sure that [Obama's] views on marriage could get any gayer." A few days later, the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins was asked about the remark on "Face the Nation" where he mildly rebuked Paul, saying “I don’t think this is something we should joke about. We are talking about individuals who feel very strongly one way or the other, and I think we should be civil,... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/25/2012, 9:25am
Today's episode of Liberty Counsel's "Faith and Freedom" radio program featured Steve Crampton and Harry Mihet praising the roundly criticized study by Mark Regnerus on gay parenting, calling it a "blockbuster" that "blows the lid" off of the claims that kids are not damaged by being raised in gay households.   But mainly Crampton and Mihet hailed the study for confirming both common sense and the Bible because, as Crampton said "true science always seems to me to reinforce and strengthen what the Scripture tells us from the start":... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 06/22/2012, 4:23pm
Sarah Posner @ The Nation: Who's Afraid of Secular Government? Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Norquist to GOP: Respect my authority. Pema Levy @ TPM: Evangelicals Not Satisfied With Romney’s Vague Immigration Position. Alex Pareene @ Salon: Kathryn Jean Lopez: The saddest hack. David Blankenhorn @ The New York Times: How My View on Gay Marriage Changed. Nick Sementelli @ Bold Faith Type: Iowa Radio Host Says Nuns Should Be “Pistol Whipped”; GOP Congressman Laughs. MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 06/22/2012, 4:14pm
Bryan Fischer interviewed gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger on his radio program yesterday.  It was disappointingly dull. Speaking of Fischer, he is now claiming that Sen. Marco Rubio bailed on his scheduled interview because he is being vetted by the Romney campaign as a possible VP candidate. Peter LaBarbera seemingly never gets tired of covering gay pride parades. Mary Cheney married her long-time partner Heather Poe today in Washington, DC. FRC claims that "siding with radical homosexuals" has cost J.C. Penney's some $163... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 06/22/2012, 2:45pm
Truth in Action Ministries has released yet another short film chronicling America’s supposed moral decline and spiritual collapse. In Losing Liberty, hosts Jerry Newcombe and Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy, daughter of late televangelist D. James Kennedy, insisted that America is a “Christian nation” but that secularists are “working day and night to unmoor of us from our Christian foundations.” According to the film, America is turning into a dystopian society much like The Hunger Games, the trilogy about a dictatorial regime which forces children to fight to the... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 06/22/2012, 2:03pm
As we have noted several times before, Religious Right radio show host Steve Deace has made a habit of inviting openly anti-Mormon activists onto his program to make the case that Christians cannot vote for Mitt Romney purely because of his faith. Last night, Deace interviewed Stephen Mansfield, author of the forthcoming book "The Mormonizing of America: How the Mormon Religion Became Became a Dominant Force in Politics, Entertainment, and Pop Culture" to discuss the issue of Romey's Mormonism once again, during which Deace complained that whenever he criticizes Romney, he gets... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 06/22/2012, 12:30pm
Bob Maginnis of the Family Research Council spoke to Lee Webb of CBN News this week about the Defense Department’s decision to recognize June as Gay Pride Month, warning that it is part of a plan by gays and lesbians “to advance their radical agenda.” The FRC senior fellow began the interview by falsely claiming that a Pentagon survey “found that there would be many that would leave and some that would reconsider” if Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is repealed, however, the survey actually noted that very few service members would consider leaving the military... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 06/22/2012, 12:15pm
Michele Bachmann took her propensity for promoting conspiracy theories to another level this week while speaking with the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios, after warning of not just a media plot to use “flattery” to sway the Supreme Court decision on health care reform but also new claims about the Obama administration and the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. She told Rios that Obama undercut the Magna Carta and “spit at the Constitution and at the will of the American people” with his move to block the deportation of some younger undocumented... MORE
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