March 2013

Kyle Mantyla, Monday 03/04/2013, 2:15pm
The Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin was the guest on "WallBuilders Live" today for a discussion of the Pentagon's recent decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat.  Not surprisingly, Boykin opposes the idea, wondering why the Obama Administration would approve this change even as Congress was working to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, claiming "there is such an inconsistency here": The Congress, the Senate at least, passed the Violence Against Women Act which was designed to protect our women. Now it had some flaws in it, so we... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 03/04/2013, 11:38am
On Friday's radio program, Bryan Fischer attempted to make that case that African Americans ought to be opposed to any effort to reform the nation's immigration laws and grant a pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally. In Fischer's view, immigrants take the low-wage, low-skill jobs that African Americans need "to get their foot on the bottom rung of the ladder of success" and so "if they are thinking logically, clearly, and rationally, they should be the most adamant that we need to secure our borders, that we cannot provide these people a pathway to... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 03/04/2013, 11:15am
Conservative activists are in an uproar over a new transgender-inclusive policy in Massachusetts [PDF] designed to prevent gender identity-discrimination in schools. Today, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council added his voice, arguing that Massachusetts schools will soon see “teenage boys invading girls’ locker rooms.” He blamed the new policy on the 2004 legalization of same-sex marriage in the state, which he said led to “the fundamental altering of society,” and called on parents “to protect your kids from a fate like Massachusetts’s”... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 03/04/2013, 10:30am
Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum on Friday warned that the Obama administration has estimated that the average family will pay a minimum of $20,000 for health insurance once the health care reform law goes fully into effect. The only problem with Schlafly’s claim is that the government never issued such an estimate. The IRS simply used the $20,000 figure as an example for calculating the “shared responsibility payment,” or penalty, for a nonexempt family that does not acquire health insurance. As the Annenberg Center’s FactCheck.org notes: The IRS used $20,000 in a... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 03/01/2013, 6:05pm
Peter Montgomery @ Religion Dispatches: Sociologists Slam Regnerus Study in Amicus Brief.  Adam Serwer @ Mother Jones: Al Qaeda Hits Obama for Supporting Marriage Equality.  Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Boehner will accept only a 100%-0% deal.  Rosie Gray @ BuzzFeed: Covert Malaysian Campaign Touched A Wide Range of American Media. Dave Weigel @ Slate: Oh No, Another Bob Woodward Item.  Aviva Shen @ Think Progress: CPAC’s Exclusion Of Conservative Gay Group Sparks a Schism On The Right. Charles Johnson @ Little Green Footballs:... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 03/01/2013, 6:00pm
For all you thespians out there, Tea Party Patriots wants you to star in their latest movie as someone either standing “in line at the Food Distribution Center to receive your ration of food” or witnessing “SWAT team arrests some member of the resistance who are protesting the big government control.” Rick Scarborough of Vision America is angry that “we’ve got an administration that has progressed at lightning speed to an all-out militant assault on marriage.”  Family Research Council is thrilled that Rick Perry and Texas... MORE
Josh Glasstetter, Friday 03/01/2013, 5:52pm
First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress, who made headlines when Tim Tebow backed out of an upcoming appearance at his new $130 million megachurch campus, spoke at length about the controversy during a recent appearance on the Alan Colmes Radio Show. Jeffress complained that he had been taken out of context and tried to downplay and sidestep some of his most explosive remarks. But for the most part, he just cemented his reputation as an extremist. Jeffress began his defense on an inauspicious note, noting that he has a Jewish friend in New York so he can’t possibly be anti-Semitic.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 03/01/2013, 5:00pm
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association is out with a column today arguing that President Obama “committed an impeachable offense” in his handling of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and that homosexuality is “self-destructive.” Fischer also recycled his usual claims that gays should be treated like cigarette smokers and intravenous drug users, arguing that “We should no more normalize homosexual conduct, let alone homosexual marriage, than to normalize shooting up with needles.” He even envisioned a government campaign against homosexuality... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 03/01/2013, 3:55pm
Mario Diaz of Concerned Women for America promoted the upcoming Marriage March by warning that gay rights advocates seek to “silence” opponents and that marriage equality “will mean the destruction of freedom and liberty.” We want people who love God and His principles and who are aware of what the attack on traditional marriage will do to come out and stand up for marriage and for God’s principles and to send a message to the Supreme Court and to other people that we will not be silenced because that is the intent and the strategy of the other side to silence... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 03/01/2013, 3:15pm
Yesterday on Focal Point it took American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer just a few minutes to transition from praising NFL teams for asking about players’ sexual orientations to talking about why he believes President Obama has no soul. First, Fischer said that the NFL shouldn’t sign gay players because they would cause a “grenade-like explosion” that would destroy the team. He said that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is doing such damage to the military, even though all the reports so far show that the new policy has had zero negative... MORE
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