September 2012

Brian Tashman, Monday 09/24/2012, 2:45pm
Trying to boost his campaign to generate a voter rebellion against Democrats over the issue of marriage equality, Harry Jackson wrote in his column today that legalizing same-sex marriage would harm children. He asserts that gay couples who seek to become parents “put their own fleeting desires ahead of the God-given rights of their children,” whose children he says are more likely to be gay, depressed, unemployed or drug users. Jackson cited the work of Walter Schumm of Kansas State University to back up his claims, but Schumm’s work has been roundly criticized and he is... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 09/24/2012, 2:34pm
Today a video appeared on Bishop Harry Jackson's "Grow With Hope" YouTube page featuring a message recorded by James Robison, presumably for this upcoming Defense of Marriage Summit. In it, Robison makes the case for keeping the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman by saying that remaining silent on this issue "would be like stepping back when suddenly the public has decided to allow pedophiles to play in the public parks and there was nothing we could do about it because we refused to take a stand":  MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 09/24/2012, 1:08pm
Bryan Fischer and Mitt Romney have had a rather contentious relationship going back all the way to last year's Values Voter Summit, when Romney called out Fischer from the stage for his relentless bigotry.  Ever since, Fischer has been a vocal critic of Romney personally and a thorn in the side of his campaign, complicated efforts to unify the Religious Right behind Romney heading into the election. In fact, just last month Fischer dedicated a segment on his radio program to asking listeners to call in and share their opinions about whether he was being too hard on Romney and asking... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/24/2012, 11:30am
Faith2Action’s Janet Porter believes that her prized Heartbeat Bill, which would criminalize nearly all abortions, may soon receive a vote in the GOP-controlled Ohio State Senate. The bill already passed the House but has been held up in the State Senate, leading Porter to embark on a campaign to drive out Republicans who didn’t want to put the bill up for a vote and bring together Religious Right activists to pray for the bill’s passage. According to a letter sent to supporters earlier this month [PDF], Porter said that her bill may receive a vote in the Senate before the... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 09/24/2012, 10:50am
Religious Right activist William Murray, who leads both the Religious Freedom Coalition and the Government Is Not God Political Action Committee (GING-PAC), is using GING-PAC to post advertisements in newspapers across swing states. According to Murray, “Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton love the Muslim Brotherhood” and “Obama is carrying on what amounts to a Jihad against non-Islamic religious groups – both Jews and Christians.” “Obama is waging a war on religious liberty,” Murray writes, “but he’s stopped waging a war on Islamic... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 09/24/2012, 10:48am
On Friday, Jerry Boykin appeared on WND Radio America where he warned host Greg Corombos that the Muslim Brotherhood's infiltration of our government is far beyond what anyone could ever imagine and that the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell will make it difficult for soldiers to bond and therefore unwilling to lay down their lives for one another. Boykin warned that the Muslim Brotherhood had managed to infiltrate all levels of government, as well as the two main political parties and even the media, citing the criticism that Michele Bachmann received over her anti-Muslim witch hunt as... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 09/21/2012, 5:31pm
Brad Plumer @ WonkBlog: Mitt Romney is paying… too much in taxes? Zack Ford @ Think Progress: Washington Archbishop Claims ‘Human Society Would Be Harmed Beyond Repair’ By Marriage Equality. Crooks & Liars: AARP Repeatedly Boos Ryan for Vowing to Repeal 'Obamacare.' Kevin Drum @ Mother Jones: Another Conservative Conspiracy Theory Bites the Dust. Emily Arrowood & Chelsea Rudman @ Media Matters: Fox Conspiracy Theory: Obama Admin. Is Engaged In "Cover-Up" Of Libya Consulate Attacks. Steve Benen... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 09/21/2012, 5:29pm
Chick-fil-A has released a statement responding to reports that it had agreed to stop funding anti-gay organizations, saying it would continue to support "programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities." Even though the entire GOP establishment has essentially abandoned Todd Akin, Sen. Jim DeMint is considering backing his campaign. Why Anne Romney thinks that telling Republicans to stop criticizing Mitt's campaign and realize how "lucky" they are to have him as the nominee is a good strategy is beyond me... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 09/21/2012, 5:16pm
Joel Gilbert, the filmmaker behind the theory that President Obama inherited a Marxist worldview from his “real father” Frank Marshall Davis – a theory adopted this week by the chairman of the Alabama Republican Party -- spoke last month with right-wing radio host Michael Savage. Gilbert told Savage that Obama’s 2008 “Change” slogan was actually “a code word for a revolution to end capitalism” and assured listeners that by the end of his second term, the president will “achieve what he wants, which is to make America irreversibly socialist... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 09/21/2012, 4:25pm
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) took to the House Floor today to declare that President Obama is helping to start a “new Ottoman Empire,” as seen in his decisions to end the war in Iraq, which Gohmert said means losing the war, and to topple Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship in Libya. Gohmert warned that we are witnessing the “massive beginning of a new Ottoman Empire that President Obama can take great credit for.” “Wow look what he has helped do in the Middle East, a new Ottoman Empire,” Gohmert said, “thank you President Barack Hussein Obama.”... MORE
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