November 2012

Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/08/2012, 1:30pm
Televangelist Pat Robertson is stunned by the success of the erotic fiction book, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” asking 700 Club co-host Kristi Watts if she “sees anything in porn that attracts you” or just considers it “boring” like him. Robertson said he is shocked that “Fifty Shades of Grey” is so successful since its author is “a little housewifey-type that doesn’t look like some glamour queen.” MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 11/08/2012, 1:08pm
Today, Mike Huckabee appeared on the Focus on the Family radio program to share his thoughts on the election results where he provided a glimpse into the Religious Right's worldview when he explained that any time their agenda does not win at the polls, it is because Christians didn't vote: I think there were a lot of Christian people who simply stayed home for reasons that I can't figure out. But I think every time we lose major elections or major issues like the same-sex marriage issue or the marijuana issue, it's because Christians just didn't show up and vote. I lay the blame though at... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/08/2012, 11:45am
Erik Rush of WorldNetDaily was so confident of a Romney victory that he even urged ascendant conservatives to prosecute liberals and journalists for treason. But now that Obama has been re-elected, he is warning readers that the Obama administration will try to prosecute conservatives. He believes that Obama won as a result of voter fraud, although he offers absolutely no evidence besides his own gut feeling, and media manipulation. Now he believes that Obama might intentionally sink the economy to create “civil unrest,” which “will give Obama the chance to shore up and... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 11/08/2012, 11:29am
After having had a day to digest the election results, Glenn Beck is no longer mystified by results and the unrecognizable America that surrounds him but now knows exactly what the problem is: half of Americans are "utterly and completely lost in darkness":  MORE
Peter Montgomery, Wednesday 11/07/2012, 7:03pm
Election Day was a lousy day for the Religious Right. But movement leaders have been quick to assert that they are not to blame, pointing fingers variously at Hurricane Sandy, Mitt Romney, the unknown waiter who recorded Romney’s dismissive “47 percent” remarks, and the strong turnout of young voters and people of color. Religious Right leaders had spent four years attacking Obama an enemy of faith, freedom, God, and America, only to see him re-elected in an Electoral College landslide. They had warned that defeating him might be a last chance to forestall God’s... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 11/07/2012, 6:41pm
PFAW: Marriage Equality Victories a Watershed Moment for LGBT Americans. John Stanton @ BuzzFeed: University Of Mississippi Students Riot Over Obama Victory. Alex Seitz-Wald @ Salon: GOP civil war: Herman Cain calls for 3rd party. Tommy Christopher @ Mediaite: The Loser One! Donald Trump Calls For ‘Revolution’ And ‘March On Washington’ Over ‘Phoney’ Obama Victory. Towleroad: Despite Fierce Campaign by Anti-Gay Activists, Iowans Retain Pro-Equality Justice David Wiggins. Tara Culp-Ressler @ Think Progress: Rape... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 11/07/2012, 6:30pm
Joseph Farah says President Obama's re-election is "God’s judgment on a people who have turned away from Him and His ways and from everything for which our founders sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor." Mike Huckabee says that the election results "only remind me that our country has slipped into a deeper state of dependence on government than I wanted to believe." And Gary Bauer declares that "hope and change gave way to fear and smear." Nobody is actually blaming Bill Keller for Romney's loss because... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 11/07/2012, 5:45pm
William Owens of the virulently anti-gay Coalition of African-American Pastors and the National Organization for Marriage talked to Sandy Rios and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association for their organization’s election night special about the “unbelievable” impact if Maryland voters approve their state’s marriage equality law, which did indeed pass. He said if we “change God’s law” by legalizing same-sex marriage and adoption then “the whole gamut of the family is going to be destroyed and all areas of the social life will be... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 11/07/2012, 5:15pm
The Christian Broadcasting Network put on an election night special and host Pat Robertson appeared to be dumbfounded that President Obama won re-election. Robertson’s guests included Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard, John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, Regent University vice president Paul Bonicelli and Romney adviser Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, the legal group Robertson founded. Barnes reassured Robertson that even if Obama wins, the President “hardly has a mandate for anything” because “this was a status quo election,” as... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 11/07/2012, 4:11pm
Today, Glenn Beck sought to make sense of the results of last night's election, beginning with a lengthy, tear-filled monologue about George Washington before getting down a business by rolling out hints about his plans to create an entire Blaze "ecosystem" that will be able to operate independently of the government and existing media structure because everything is about to go downhill ... so people need to start buying up farmland, pull their kids out of the public schools, and loading up on guns: MORE
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