November 2012

Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/29/2012, 4:55pm
The Family Research Council claimed on its blog today that the group has always opposed Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and accused progressive bloggers of having “mischaracterized” a tweet sent by FRC head Tony Perkins praising Uganda’s leadership just as its Parliament is preparing to vote on the notorious legislation. But while it sends one message to the public, in 2009 the FRC admits to having spent thousands of dollars lobbying for Congress trying to revise and muddy the resolution condemning the bill because they said it would entail “pro-homosexual... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/29/2012, 3:40pm
Conservative organizations have come out strongly against the UN Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities, with Rick Santorum leading the charge. The groups are upset about the treaty ensuring that people with disabilities have equal rights because they claim it is “pro-abortion.” Article 25 of the Treaty reads in part:  States Parties recognize that persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 11/29/2012, 3:32pm
Today, Sen. Rand Paul appeared on Glenn Beck's radio program to make the case that, despite the results of the recent election, the American people want Republicans to refuse to even consider raising any taxes whatsoever in order to deal with the looming "fiscal cliff." As Paul sees it, if Republicans are willing to raise taxes in this case, then the entire party ought to simply disband; an idea that Beck wholeheartedly endorsed since the GOP has become the Whig Party and everyone, outside of his immediate family, hates House Speaker John Boehner.  Paul went on to claim that... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/29/2012, 2:20pm
Of all the many despondent and bitter post-election screeds, WorldNetDaily commentator Craige McMillan has managed to incorporate all of them into one column, where he attacks gays and lesbians, college students and the “47 percent” as part of America’s growing “rot.” He even says that they are “at war with God” and like the “antichrists” mentioned in 1 John. McMillan claims that public school children are turned into “little secularists and communists” while “America’s up and coming leaders” at colleges are... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/29/2012, 1:50pm
Steve King stopped by The Janet Mefferd Show yesterday where he dismissed claims that a major reason Mitt Romney lost is due to his lopsided defeat among Latinos. According to King, it wasn’t that Romney did a poor job in winning over Latino voters; it’s that he wasn’t able to turn out enough conservatives to the polls. King: John McCain got 31 percent of the Hispanic vote and Mitt Romney got 27 percent, so it dropped off four points between McCain and Romney. Romney didn’t reach the low water point; the low water point was 1996 with Bob Dole who got only 21 percent... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 11/29/2012, 12:49pm
Every year, a handful of conservative pundits and Religious Right activists launch a "war on Christmas" to pressure retailers to use the word "Christmas" in their advertising and displays instead of phrases like "happy holidays" on the grounds that not mentioning Christmas is wildly offensive to Christians. So it is more than a little ironic to see Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel, one of the leaders of this annual "war on Christmas" crusade, complaining about companies and municipalities that bow to the "tyranny of the minority" by changing... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/29/2012, 12:05pm
Before founding the ex-gay therapy group JONAH, Arthur Goldberg was an investor convicted on felony charges and served time in prison for mail fraud and conspiracy. But the con man is being hailed as a hero by the Religious Right now that he is going up against the Southern Poverty Law Center in court, which is representing several customers of his New Jersey-based organization who are suing him for consumer fraud. Goldberg, however, will be unable to represent himself as he has been disbarred. While speaking to American Family Association president Tim Wildmon and Family Research Council... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/29/2012, 11:05am
Many right-wing extremists loathe Grover Norquist because they think he is a secret Muslim and Muslim Brotherhood operative and argue that his strict opposition to any and all tax increases doesn’t excuse his supposed support for “jihadists undermining our Republic with Sharia.” WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush, apparently trying to find new ways to top his other hilariously ridiculous columns, now asserts that Norquist is using his strict focus on tax issues to keep “rank-and-file Republicans distracted” as Democrats turn the U.S. into a socialist “... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 11/29/2012, 10:25am
Shortly before the election, gay radio talk-show host Michelangelo Signorile got into a discussion with a gay Mitt Romney supporter who called into the program to defend his vote for Romney, which prompted Signorile to tell the caller that he would be better off committing suicide than "waiting for the slow, painful death that Mitt Romney will bring you." Signorile apologized the following day, saying there was no excuse for what he said and admitting that it was a "total botch up." But that apology means nothing to Bryan Fischer, who has literally never apologized... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 11/28/2012, 5:34pm
PFAW: 16 Iowa and National Groups Call on Grassley to End Routine Delay of Judicial Nominations. Towleroad: Westboro Baptist Church Member Debates Homophobic Former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt. Chris Johnson @ The Washington Blade: U.S. officials dispute media reports on Uganda anti-gay bill. Amanda Terkel @ Huffington Post: Ray Giunta, Discredited Pastor, No Longer Appearing At Pentagon Prayer Breakfast. Sarah Posner @ Religion Dispatches: Televangelist Watchdog May Be Forced to Close Its Doors. Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: Megachurch... MORE
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