August 2012

Brian Tashman, Thursday 08/23/2012, 12:05pm
This time last year William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) asserted that President Obama is stoking “a conflict with White America” and suggested that “some type of extra-political activities that I can’t really talk about because they’re all illegal and violent,” such as a military coup, is needed to “remove him from office.” Yesterday in an interview on Voice of Christian Youth America’s Crosstalk to discuss Obama’s move to stop deportations of non-violent undocumented youth, Gheen warned listeners that the... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/23/2012, 10:36am
Earlier this year, GLAAD, with the assistance of Jeremy Hooper, unveiled their Commentator Accountability Project which was aimed at putting "critical information about frequent anti-gay interviewees into the hands of newsrooms, editors, hosts and reporters" so that audiences could be accurately informed about their true views whenever these anti-gay activists were featured in the media. When the list of commentators was release, those who founds themselves on it were quick to scream "McCarthysim," as if merely chronicling their publicly stated anti-gay statements for all... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 08/23/2012, 10:20am
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer isn’t the only one sticking up for Todd Akin. While the embattled Missouri congressman and senate nominee, who is a favorite of Religious Right activists and celebrated his primary victory by lauding God’s role in his success and appearing on Fischer’s show, has been abandoned and denounced by many Republican figures, Religious Right groups for the most part have remained firmly in his corner. The New York Times reports that the Family Research Council hopes to make up the lost air-support from groups like American... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/23/2012, 9:36am
Yesterday Bryan Fischer took some time away from his one man crusade to defend  Todd Akin and "modern science" to discuss a decision by a Mississippi school board to end the practice of delivering prayers over the public address system before football games and other school functions after receiving a letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). Fischer was predictably outraged about the development, claiming that "these people in the South are total pansies" who refuse to stand up and fight back against FFRF, which is leading... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 08/22/2012, 4:47pm
Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Harry Jackson Shakes Religious Right Money Tree for Anti-Obama Campaign. Towleroad: Log Cabin Republicans Applaud Republican Party Debate Over Gay Issues Despite 'Abysmal' Results. Joe.My.God: Tea Party "Truth In Media" Head: The SPLC Gave Hate Group Label To Chick-Fil-A. Carlos Maza @ Equality Matters: Why FRC’s New “Religious Hostility” Report Is A Joke. Rachel Tabachnick @ Talk To Action: Jack Willke, Rape Theory Doctor, is Major Anti-Abortion Leader, Embraced in 2007 by Romney. Ian Millhiser... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 08/22/2012, 4:33pm
What a tremendous loss for our nation that the presidential forum that Rick Warren was planning has been canceled because this campaign has just been too uncivil! Pat Robertson's Regent University is suing the newly renamed Georgia Regents University, citing trademark infringement. FRC responds to the SPLC. Michael Steele admits that the GOP's anti-choice platform is out of the mainstream. Finally, the lucky students at Liberty University will get the chance to listen to the wisdom of Donald Trump in September. MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 08/22/2012, 3:48pm
Bryan Fischer continues his one man crusade to prove that Todd Akin was right when he claimed that that women have a biological defense against pregnancy in the case of "legitimate rape" by pointing to an article in the Daily Mail that reports that "scientists [have] found that [women] with high levels of a stress hormone stop ovulating and are therefore unable to conceive." To Fischer, this is proof that Akin was right and so now he is calling out, by name, all those conservatives who have joined in the "mindless, freakish, frenzied forcible assault" on Akin by... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/22/2012, 3:10pm
While promoting his new movie about President Obama on conservative radio shows, Dinesh D’Souza accused Obama of viewing the U.S. as an “evil empire” while sympathizing with anti-American terrorists. D’Souza told Frank Gaffney on Secure Freedom Radio that Obama “subscribes to a very radical Third World ideology” and that he thinks “from Obama’s point of view we are the ‘evil empire.’” D’Souza: We normally think we’re having a policy debate between liberals and conservatives who agree about goals but disagree... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/22/2012, 1:30pm
David Barton defends his junk history by pointing to an anonymous group of academics who apparently approve of his “scholarship” while simultaneously saying that people can trust his work because the liberal, secular, academic elite doesn’t approve of it. While Barton refuses to name anyone from his supposed gaggle of admirers in academia, he is touting the support of a fellow pseudo-historian: Scott Lively, who blames the Holocaust on the gay community. That’s right, Barton, who has the ear of Republican politicians and is helping to write the Republican Party... MORE
Josh Glasstetter, Wednesday 08/22/2012, 12:52pm
In an interview yesterday with Pittsburgh’s KDKA, Paul Ryan took the opportunity to stand behind his record of trying to force rape victims who get pregnant to give birth to their rapists’ children. Ryan, speaking with KDKA political editor Jon Delano, said he would follow the lead of Romney, who supports an exception for rape. But he made it clear that he doesn't personally support one. Ryan’s record on reproductive rights is virtually identical to that of Todd “legitimate rape” Akin. Both oppose abortion in the case of rape, and the GOP platform committee... MORE
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