August 2012

Josh Glasstetter, Friday 08/24/2012, 2:26pm
When the Family Research Council wasn’t rallying support this week for Todd Akin or pushing to keep the ban on abortions in the case of rape or incest in the GOP platform, it found time to denigrate an entire religion. FRC sends out weekly Prayer Team alerts, asking “for your prayers relating to various public policy issues.” This week’s alert called Islam – the religion of 2.6 million Americans and 1.6 billion people around the world – a “fanatical religion.” The alert also attacked a recent White House event with the American Muslim community... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 08/24/2012, 12:56pm
Every Friday on 'WallBuilders Live" is "Good News Friday" where David Barton and Rick Green discuss what they consider to be positive developments around the nation and today Barton caught Green off-guard by kicking off the show by citing the Supreme Courts' recent decision upholding the constitutionality of the health care reform legislation. The ruling was good news, Barton explained, because it contained a line written by Chief Justice John Roberts that declared that it was "not [the Supreme Court's] job to protect the people from the consequences of their political... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 08/24/2012, 11:30am
Today on Washington Watch Weekly, Family Research Council senior fellow Kenneth Blackwell, the Ohio Republican politician and one-time candidate for chairman of the Republican National Committee, chatted with FRC president Tony Perkins about the GOP’s adoption of an ultraconservative party platform. Blackwell said that the Republican platform offers a “direct contrast” with the vision of President Obama, whom Blackwell believes is “dead set” on “destroying families” and advancing the belief that “the family and God can be replaced by a supreme... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 08/24/2012, 10:16am
Earlier this month, World Magazine published a piece noting that "conservative Christian scholars" had begun to publicly question the veracity of David Barton's work.  That article and the questions it raised about Barton's work was part of a chain of events that ultimately led Barton's publisher to pull his book from circulation and cancel his contract. Since then, more and more conservatives have been coming forward with their own questions about Barton's pseudo-history while Barton has focused his response primarily on attacking his most prominent critic, Warren ... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 08/24/2012, 10:15am
Kansas Secretary of State and on-and-off Mitt Romney adviser Kris Kobach yesterday appeared on Secure Freedom Radio, where actor and former Congressman Fred Grandy filled in for Frank Gaffney to discuss the Republican Party Platform Committee’s adoption of an anti-Sharia plank. Kobach cited a new Kansas law combating the fictional and manufactured threat of Sharia as a reason the Republican Party Platform Committee endorsed his anti-Sharia proposal, telling Grandy that the “unequivocal intent” of the committee’s decision was to encourage other states to “take a... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/23/2012, 4:39pm
Michael B. Keegan @ Huffington Post: The GOP's New Fireable Offense: Talking About the Party's Platform. Wayne Besen @ Truth Wins Out: TWO’s Wayne Besen Responds to Attack From Anti-Gay Activists. Nick R. Martin @ TPM: Sheriff Candidate OK With Deadly Force To Stop Abortions. Tommy Christopher @ Mediaite: Mitt Romney Makes Reporter Agree Not To Ask About Todd Akin Or Abortion. Simon Brown @ Wall of Separation: Georgia Fringe Fest: Radical Religious Right Group To Hold ‘Christian Heritage Day’ In Statehouse. Amy Sullivan @ TNR: The Real Reason... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/23/2012, 4:29pm
Mike Huckabee, James Dobson, and Janet Porter are the latest Religious Right activists to come rushing to Todd Akin's defense. On a related note, Dr. Jack Willke, the man responsible for the idea that women have a biological defense against getting pregnant via rape, reports that he met with Mitt Romney last October. CBN's David Brody reports that crank "journalist" Ed Klein says "the Obama campaign [is] ready to go after Mitt Romney's Mormon faith by starting a stealth education' effort with the evangelical community" And so, of course "the Brody File... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 08/23/2012, 4:00pm
Yesterday on Secure Freedom Radio, Frank Gaffney hosted the vociferously anti-Muslim, anti-gay, anti-Obama Rabbi Aryeh Spero to discuss his new book, “Push Back: Reclaiming the American Judeo-Christian Spirit.” Gaffney asked Spero why women’s rights and gay rights advocates, along with “the Jews who make up many of the most visible members of the international or at least domestic left,” are “making common cause” with Islamists. In Gaffney’s view, any opposition to efforts by him and other anti-Muslim activists to undermine the religious freedom... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 08/23/2012, 1:30pm
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s Samuel Rodriguez has been trying to push Latino voters to join the Republican Party while also begging the GOP to soften its hardline stance on immigration reform. But acting as a self-styled champion of immigrant rights while also boosting a party that is vociferously opposed to them ultimately creations tensions. It appears that for Rodriguez, helping the GOP is more important than opposing anti-immigrant policies and activists. Rodriguez is scheduled to share the spotlight at the Republican National Convention with none other... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/23/2012, 12:46pm
On today's episode of "Faith and Freedom," Matt Barber kindly encouraged everyone to pray for "folks that are so deluded and so deceived" that they would work at a place like People For The American Way because we are obviously driven by a "visceral hostility" toward Christianity and are in "rebellion against God." As such, people need to pray that we will "come to know Christ and ... relent in [our] hostility toward the Christian faith": MORE
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