March 2013

Brian Tashman, Thursday 03/28/2013, 11:30am
Televangelist Pat Robertson is joining the ranks of right-wing commentators who claim that the Department of Homeland Security is stockpiling vehicles and ammunition to use against Americans. “Long trains full of armored vehicles, personnel carriers with armor, what are they for, the army going into battle against the enemy? They're used by Homeland Security against us,” Robertson ominously warned. “Imagine what Homeland Security is doing is just awful and we’re going to talk about how much ammunition they’re stockpiling: who are they going to shoot, us?... MORE
Peter Montgomery, Thursday 03/28/2013, 11:19am
Jennifer LeClaire, news editor of Charisma, a magazine and publishing house for Pentecostal Christians, is terrified that the gay agenda “may soon enough seep into Sunday afternoon football” and she has a message for gay NFL players: stay in the closet. Charisma’s daily email newsletter hypes her story this way: In an age of openly gay clergy preaching the gospel, it wouldn’t be nearly as shocking to see a muscle-bound NFL pro doing a wacky dance after scoring a touchdown. But God forbid it happens. Don't straight players ever do wacky dances? LeClaire frets... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/28/2013, 11:05am
On yesterday's "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast, Matt Staver and Matt Barber were discussing the "unprecedented" attacks on religious liberty under the Obama administration, which Staver attributed to the fact that President Obama hates America. "We had President Carter, we had President Clinton," Staver said, "they were liberal and leftist in their policies; I think they were wrong but at their heart and at their core, I think they still loved America.  They had different ideas of how America should work. But I think at his core, we have, for... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 03/28/2013, 10:20am
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, anti-gay pastor Harry Jackson said conservatives can win their fight against marriage equality if they succeed in convincing Americans about gay marriage’s dire consequences, such as the “automatic” legalization of polygamy. “If same-sex marriage is allowed to be mandated by fiat,” Jackson warned, “then right behind it, polygamy and many other forms of marriage will automatically sweep the land within just a matter of a few years.” Watch: MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 03/28/2013, 10:05am
Concerned Women for America blogger Christian Shelby wants everyone to know that she is definitely not a bigot for being angry that Jenna Wolfe of The Today Show and her girlfriend Stephanie Gosk are expecting. She said it is “just sad” and “selfish, and supremely so,” for the two women to raise a child, which she claims is not “fair to the overall development of a child.” In 2006, CWA also attacked Mary Cheney after she announced that she was pregnant and planned to raise the child with her partner. They’ll call me a bigot, but I prefer to see... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 03/28/2013, 9:47am
You know that you are in for a treat when Glenn Beck kicks off his program by warning his audience that what he is about to explain to them "is going to sound like a crazy conspiracy theory" but, he assures them, it most certainly is not. In the case of last night's program, Beck went about explaining how the 2009 stimulus legislation was intentionally filled with outrageous spending programs because the "progressives" knew that they would serve as fodder to distract people from the really dangerous things also contained in the legislation, such as money for the states... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 03/27/2013, 4:35pm
Aviva Shen @ Think Progress: Anti-Marriage Equality Bishop: ‘Sexual Abuse Does Not Happen’ In Straight Marriages. Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: Fox Radio Host Todd Starnes Continues Streak Of Buffoonery, Compares Gay Marriage To Marrying Dog. Towleroad: Bill O'Reilly Defends Gay Marriage, Says 'Bible Thumping' is Losing. Jeremy Hooper: Bryan Fischer on BBC: There's no right to be gay. Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion: Michele Bachmann and Anti-Obama Conspiracy Mongers to Bring “Prayer and Patriotism” to Florida. Dan @ TFN Insider... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 03/27/2013, 4:31pm
If a journalist is going to quote David Barton claiming that "you’ll find direct quotations from the Bible throughout the Constitution," they ought to have an obligation to at least point out that it isn't true. On a related note, Rick Green makes the case against marriage equality in a way that makes Barton seem like a genius. Concerned Women for America is not happy about the news that journalists Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk are having a baby. Glenn Beck is a crazy person, but that doesn't stop people like Sen. Ted Cruz from appearing on his radio... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 03/27/2013, 3:25pm
Yesterday in an interview with Religious Right broadcaster Janet Mefferd, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown said that his group’s march against gay rights near the Supreme Court reminded him of the Civil Rights Movement. “I was not alive during the Civil Rights Movement but this is what it must have felt like,” Brown said. This isn’t the first time Brown has compared anti-gay activists to the Civil Rights Movement, however, that hasn’t stopped him from criticizing President Obama for linking the movement for gay rights to the struggle for... MORE
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 03/27/2013, 2:05pm
In an interview with Janet Mefferd yesterday, pastor Jim Garlow elaborated on his theory that gay people don’t actually want to get married. In fact, Garlow told Mefferd, gay people want to “destroy marriage” and “force us to affirm an immoral behavior.” Garlow further warned that if the Supreme Court affirms marriage equality, Christians will be “forced underground. Their buildings will be taken away from them, many of their rights will be taken away from them.” Garlow: I think it’s important for people to realize what’s really at... MORE
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