July 2012

Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/24/2012, 3:40pm
Vision America’s Rick Scarborough explained today that the movie theatre massacre in Aurora, Colorado, was a result of God lowering His hand of protection, adding that the shooter “only killed 12 because of God's intervention.” “The fact is that, as a culture, we have sown the wind and are now reaping the whirlwind,” Scarborough explained, “If people of good will and conscience do not stand up and demand that God be acknowledged once again in the public square, we are destined to continue our slide toward Gomorrah.” "Many in our society, and... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/24/2012, 3:05pm
Mitt Romney hasn’t yet publicly stated his view on the witch hunt against Muslim-Americans  in the Obama administration supported by Michele Bachmann. But today his foreign policy adviser, former Bush administration official John Bolton, defended Bachmann and her allies in an appearance on anti-Muslim, anti-Obama conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney’s radio show. Bolton told Gaffney, a birther who helped stoke the witch hunt, that he was “mystified” by the criticism of Bachmann and that she was “simply raising the question.” Bachmann, for her part, is... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/24/2012, 2:00pm
Right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton, who compares homosexuality to smoking and celebrates the fact that there isn’t a cure for AIDS, said today on WallBuilders Live! with co-host Rick Green that same-sex marriage is much like letting people marry horses or dogs. Discussing the Defense of Marriage Act, Barton warned that marriage equality proponents may try to “evangelize” their belief that “marriage shouldn’t be between a man and a woman” since “that’s unfair for two men who want to be together, or two women, or a horse and a dog, or... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/24/2012, 12:20pm
The Religious Right continues to applaud the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to reaffirm their ban on openly gay members. Today, Tradition, Family, Property Student Action director John Ritchie emailed members today to thank the Boy scouts for “resisting the encroachments of the pro-homosexual lobby” and “the ‘rainbow’ revolution” in order to “respect moral values and protect minors from potential abuse” and “exclude individuals who flaunt unnatural vice”: Why is the homosexual movement targeting the Boy Scouts? Here's the... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/24/2012, 11:45am
Mission America president Linda Harvey hosted Brian Camenker of MassResistance on her radio show this weekend, where the two lamented the growing number of schools that offer LGBT-inclusive clubs and curriculum. Camenker said that in Massachusetts LGBT rights advocates are “targeting school children,” even with lessons about sadomasochism, while Harvey claimed their “diabolical” programs are fostering “tragedies” and “abuse.” Listen: Camenker: The homosexual activism in schools, targeting school children, started in Massachusetts in the late... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/24/2012, 10:45am
Apparently, pushing a McCarthyite witch hunt against Muslim-Americans serving in the Obama administration is an act of great courage and valor, at least according to the anti-Muslim activist who helped push Michele Bachmann and four Republican allies to send letters to inspectors general — which were rejected — demanding investigations into a number of administration staffers. The Center for Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney, who yesterday warned about “an effort to demonize and take down” Bachmann, took to the Washington Times to praise the Minnesota... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/24/2012, 10:00am
Yesterday, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association blamed liberals for the movie theatre shooting in Colorado: But Fischer is not alone in assigning blame to the left. R. Emmett Tyrrell, the founder and editor of The American Spectator, spoke to Fischer yesterday about the Colorado shooting and told the Religious Right talk show host that “a country that is being forced to turn away from God because of the liberals gets things like the Colorado massacre in abundance.” Tyrrell described liberals as “bloodless,” “cold-blooded” and “brain dead... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 07/23/2012, 5:05pm
PFAW: PFAW Calls on Speaker Boehner to Remove Michele Bachmann from Intelligence Committee. Jonathan Kay @ The Daily Beast: Bachmann, Gaffney, and the GOP’s Anti-Muslim Culture of Conspiracy. Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Reagan worship gone awry. Reid Cherlin @ GQ: Romney Officially Hates Athletes and Hard Work, We Assume. Kevin Drum @ Mother Jones: A Quick Peek Inside the Latest from the Nutball Right. Towleroad: Mike Huckabee Announces ‘Chick-fil-A’ Appreciateion Day’ in Response to ‘Intolerant Bigotry from the Left.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 07/23/2012, 4:55pm
Herman Cain rises to the defense of the persecuted and oppressed rich: “Being rich is cool.” Huma Abedin, the Clinton aide who is the focus of Michele Bachmann’s witch hunt, is now under police protection after receiving a threat. Peter LaBarbera demands an Illinois judge “recuse herself from the homosexual 'marriage' case due to her personal conflict-of-interest”…just as black judges should refuse themselves from cases involving black people? Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber says that legal abortion is at least partly responsible... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 07/23/2012, 4:45pm
On Friday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer attempted to link the end of public school organized prayer to the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre, arguing that state-sponsored religious education would have prevented the shooting (even though James Holmes belonged to a San Diego church for 10 years). Similarly, AFA News Director Fred Jackson connected the media and progressive, gay-affirming churches to the massacre. Today on Focal Point, Fischer specifically blamed liberals and opposition to posting the Ten Commandments in public schools for the shooting, lamenting,... MORE
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