March 2013

Brian Tashman, Friday 03/29/2013, 9:30am
Speaking to End Times radio broadcaster Jan Markell, WorldNetDaily editor and birther leader Joseph Farah described his recent tour of Israel with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), which was organized by the American Family Association and included a number of Religious Right activists. Farah described a cozy relationship with Paul, whose staff he says reached out to him to come on the trip. But Farah did not have kind words for the senator’s father, former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul, whom he claimed is not a real Christian. “Ron Paul is hardly a friend to Israel and I... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/28/2013, 4:34pm
David Weigel: A Michigan RNC Committeeman Wants You to Know the Truth About "Filthy" Homosexuality. Warren Throckmorton @ Crosswalk: Minister Speaks Out About David Barton's Justification of Destruction of Indian Tribes. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: When a persecution complex goes awry. Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: Limbaugh Gives Up On Anti-Gay Marriage Fight: ‘This Issue Is Lost,’ ‘It Is Now Inevitable.’ Ben Dimiero & Eric Hananoki @ Media Matters: 30 Of The Most Offensive, Idiotic, And Bizarre Conservative Arguments Against... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/28/2013, 4:30pm
Oh look, Sarah Palin's PAC is gearing up for 2014, presumably so it can raise money so she can fly around the country and stay in hotels. Glenn Beck's The Blaze announces that the network has been picked up by "the 21st-largest cable operator in the nation." Quite a coup! Faith and Action's Rob Scheck says "DOMA is doomed." Apparently America has not learned from what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah and so "we are going to learn the hard way that God means exactly what he has spoken." Finally, Mat Staver rips Charles... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/28/2013, 3:16pm
Despite the fact that we spend hours every day watching Glenn Beck's radio and television programs, we are often completely mystified by whatever "point" it is he is trying to make because ... well, the ravings of a paranoid conspiracy theorist are generally kind of hard to follow. Case in point was last night's program where Beck warned that the government and corporations have teamed up to implement something he calls "System X' designed to turn the nation's schoolchildren into cogs in a corporate machine. He spent a good deal of time talking about it on his... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 03/28/2013, 3:05pm
Family Research Council senior fellow Robert Morrison is out with a column reflecting on his experience at NOM’s March for Marriage and how “marriage benefits everyone,” except for the same-sex couples who he believes should not have the right to marry. Morrison writes that “marriage is a blessing to families” but is now “under attack” by gays and lesbians. Then, he uses the violent death of Matthew Shepard, the victim of an anti-gay hate crime, as a reason to oppose same-sex marriage: “Three-quarters of the teen rapists in our prisons are... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 03/28/2013, 2:00pm
Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver yesterday spoke to Vic Eliason of Voice of Christian Youth America on Crosstalk, where the two agreed that legalizing same-sex marriage nationally “would be the same as pronouncing the death sentence on America.” Staver, who is also the dean of the Liberty University School of Law, even went so far as to say that marriage equality would “obliterate” morality, marriage and “the idea that there even is a God,” along with harming children, parents and society at large. Eliason: You know as we see the comments, one website... MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 03/28/2013, 1:43pm
Craig Parshall of National Religious Broadcasters added to the torrent of right-wing doomsday prophesies about marriage equality yesterday, claiming that a Supreme Court victory for gay rights would ultimately lead to hate speech laws wielded against Christians. In an interview with his wife Janet Parshall, a talk show host with Moody Radio, he warned that “the next victim will be not just the traditional view of marriage and the health of society, but it’s going to be the free speech rights of Christians as well.” We have a hate crimes law on the federal level now that... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/28/2013, 1:10pm
On yesterday's program, Bryan Fischer spent a good deal of time ripping Bill O'Reilly for saying that the supporters of marriage equality have the more compelling argument while opponents haven't been able to do anything but "thump the Bible." Needless to say, Fischer took exception to that statement on the grounds that the only thing gay marriage opponents need to do is thump the Bible because it is the Word of God and contains God's eternal truth.  That prompted a caller named David to tell Fischer that just because the Bible might disapprove of things like... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 03/28/2013, 12:55pm
WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush today writes that same-sex couples can never truly be married, even if it becomes law. Rush argues that voters “no more have a right to bar homosexuals from marrying than they do conferring upon them the right to marry” as “same-sex couples will never occupy a state of matrimony, no matter what laws we pass or semantic gymnastics we manage to execute,” in the same way a man could never join a sorority. He goes on to argue that gay rights advocates have a “venomous hatred for everything smacking of Christianity” and that... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 03/28/2013, 12:25pm
During an appearance on The Steve Deace Show, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) maintained that “our democracy and our representative form of government” will be “in dire straits” if the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. He told Deace that he is not “aware of any” precedent of the court making such a sweeping decision that would represent “a huge invasion into states’ rights.” Deace: We’re talking about a supermajority of US states have already, all of them within the last ten to fifteen years, have defined what marriage is within... MORE
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