September 2012

Brian Tashman, Friday 09/21/2012, 2:45pm
One of the main stories to come out of the 2012 London Olympics was the outright dominance of American female athletes, another sign of the success of the Title IX, which barred discrimination between men’s and women’s educational programs and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. But Title IX has always provoked the ire of Phyllis Schlafly and the Eagle Forum. In a radio alert today, Schlafly claims Title IX in fact “weakened our competitiveness” at the Olympics. The US won 104 medals in London (58 for women and 45 for men), which Schlafly believes shows that... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 09/21/2012, 1:47pm
Mat Staver was the guest on "WallBuilders Live" today as he, Rick Green, and David Barton discussed the importance of the issue of judges in this upcoming election by highlighting various recent Supreme Court decisions that had been decided by 5-4 margins. After Staver rattled off several cases that were decided by close votes, Barton piped up to declare that the Lawrence v. Texas case was also a 5-4 decision.  Barton was wrong, as usual; it was a 6-3 decision.  But then again what do you expect from someone who absurdly claims that in this case the Supreme Court ruled... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 09/21/2012, 11:25am
Self-proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs, who blamed freak bird deaths on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and predicted that the Obama administration’s support for LGBT rights will lead to a blizzard and the exposure of a major government scandal, warned Jim Bakker last week that more disasters are coming to America thanks to President Obama’s leadership. Jacobs told Bakker that she prophesied “that God had seen decisions made from our White House that were anti-biblical and that we were going to come into the season of the greatest weather patterns and disasters... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 09/21/2012, 11:15am
Harry Jackson appeared on CBN this morning to tell African Americans who might be torn between voting for Mormon like Mitt Romney and President Obama, who supports an "anti-God, anti-church agenda," that they cannot simply stay home and not vote. Instead, Jackson declared, they must support the candidate "whose values line up with clear Biblical mandates," saying sarcastically that "if you can vote for abortion and you can vote for the redefinition of marriage; you want to vote for two men marrying, or open the door for two women and three men and all kinds of crazy... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 09/21/2012, 10:30am
The American Decency Association is going after Ryan Murphy and his two shows, Glee and The New Normal, for its stances on gay rights and supposed anti-Christian themes. The anti-gay ADA slammed Glee over its “sexualized themes and secular humanist propaganda indoctrinating viewers” and inclusion of “two openly homosexual teen boys whose lifestyle has been positively featured over the years.” The group warned that watching Glee is a violation of the Bible since the show “legitimize[s] perversity” and is “plied with such indoctrination leading young... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 09/21/2012, 9:46am
Last week we noted that E.W. Jackson has launched an effort to lead "a mass Exodus of Christians from the Democrat party" on the grounds that the party has turned its back on God. Earlier this week, Jackson released a new video as part of this effort in which he blasted the Democratic Party for its ties to Planned Parenthood, which "has been far more lethal to Black lives than the KKK ever was," and for comparing the fight for marriage equality to the fight for civil rights, which Jackson called "an outrageous lie" and "an insult to human intelligence.... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 09/20/2012, 4:46pm
PFAW: Senate GOP Refuses to Allow Votes on 17 Judicial Nominees; Sharp Break from Past Practice. Alex Alvarez @ Mediaite: Issa On Reports DOJ Colluded With MMfA: Not Since Nixon Have We Had POTUS That Put Together Enemies List. Ben Armbruster @ Think Progress: GOP Parrots Glenn Beck Conspiracy Theory, Suggests Obama Plans To Release World Trade Center Bomber. Eric Boehlert @ Media Matters: Right-Wing Family Feud: Malkin Calls Kristol A "Windbag" In "Meltdown Mode." Jack Hitt @ The New Yorker: A Conservative History of the United States. MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 09/20/2012, 4:36pm
Chick-fil-A seems to be unwilling to either confirm or deny that he has decided to stop giving donations to anti-gay groups. On a related note, Peter LaBarbera is urging activists to "kindly encourage Chick-fil-A and its Chief Operating Officer, Dan Cathy, to stand strong and NOT cave in to the radical Homosexual Lobby and liberal politicians by dropping its laudable support for pro-family and pro-real-marriage." Newt Gingrich will be in Missouri next week to campaign for Todd Akin. Tim Pawlenty is stepping down from his role on the Mitt Romney campaign in order... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 09/20/2012, 4:00pm
On this day last year, the military certified the repeal of the discriminatory Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy after Congress overturned the policy. Religious Right activists warned that the military will suffer as a result, however, their ominous predictions failed to materialize as studies show that the new policy is working and benefiting the military. Consequently, it wasn’t a surprise that anti-gay groups were largely quiet today on the anniversary as their warnings about an exodus of soldiers, a drop in enlistments and a return of the draft were clearly wrong. Ron Crews of... MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 09/20/2012, 3:47pm
Joel Gilbert, the filmmaker whose theory that President Obama is secretly the son of American labor activist Frank Marshall Davis was recently promoted by the chairman of the Alabama GOP, is apparently open to any number of Obama-related conspiracy theories. In an interview with master conspiracy theorist Alex Jones back in July, Gilbert asserted that the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater could very well have been orchestrated by the Obama administration in an effort to promote gun control. "I hate to say it, but you can't put anything past them," he said: MORE
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