May 2013

Brian Tashman, Friday 05/24/2013, 12:05pm
Todd Akin isn’t the only one urging the Republican Party to move even further to the right. In an interview with Policy Mic, Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum says the GOP should put more of an emphasis on social issues and look to conservative firebrands Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee as their role models. She blamed Mitt Romney’s loss on a “tremendous” drop-off in white voters, even though according to exit poll data white voter turnout was about the same as the last presidential election and Romney out-performed John McCain among white voters. Schlafly, who also... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 05/24/2013, 11:44am
Despite having been removed from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court back in 2003 for refusing to remove a massive monument of the Ten Commandment from the court house, Roy Moore was re-elected to that very position last year. And though Moore has long been little more than a Religious Right activist clad in judicial robes, it was still kind of surprising to see the sitting Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court join someone like "Coach" Dave Daubenmire for a half-hour interview on Daubenmire's "News With Views" program. In recent weeks,... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 05/24/2013, 10:45am
You know the Republican Party is lost when failed GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin of “legitimate rape” fame takes to the conspiracy theory website WorldNetDaily to lecture his fellow conservatives on how to win elections. Akin, who received just 39 percent of the vote against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in a state Mitt Romney won by ten points, claims that the Republican Party is struggling because it is not conservative enough. Because we all know Akin would have defeated McCaskill if only he was more conservative! In the column, Akin links secular government to violence, warns... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 05/24/2013, 10:03am
Back in February, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board was entertaining the idea of ending the organization's ban on gay scouts but after an outcry of opposition by anti-gay activists, decided to postpone the decision and instead put it to a vote, allowing the members of the National Council to decide the question at the National Annual Meeting in May 2013. Last night, that vote was taken and the decision to end the ban passed with over 60% of the vote. It must be awkward for Bryan Fischer who, back in February when the decision to put it to a vote was made, rejoiced... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 05/23/2013, 5:32pm
PFAW: Statement on Confirmation of Sri Srinivasan to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. David @ Crooks & Liars: Virginia Lt. Gov. Nominee: Not Sorry for Hate Speech 'Because I'm a Christian.' Scott Keyes @ Think Progress: The 20 Craziest Tweets From The Man Who Could Be Virginia’s Next Lt Governor. Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: In Response to Rep. Juan Mendez’s Godless Invocation in Arizona, His Colleague Delivered a Second Christian Prayer Today. Eric W. Dolan @ Raw Story: Anti-abortion leader faces criticism after comparing rape to car accidents... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 05/23/2013, 5:29pm
Former U.S. Rep. and militant anti-immigration activist Tom Tancredo is running for governor of Colorado. FRC prays for the success of its Watchmen on the Wall conference. Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition will honor Pat Robertson with a lifetime achievement award at the Road to Majority conference. Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery wonders "how many feminists know who it was who gave us the very name 'woman' (Genesis 1:26)." Finally, Bryan Fischer predicts that the Boy Scouts of America will reject the proposal to end the ban on gay scouts... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/23/2013, 4:25pm
Os Hillman has recently been writing about how conservatives can make overtures to their Satanic gay friends and even bring about a “reduction in the gay population.” Today in a Charisma column titled “4 Questions to Consider in Response to the Gay Agenda,” he warned that America may soon face divine punishment for tolerating gay people. He said that tolerance has become a “cultural idol” and its own “god,” which has allowed a “liberal and unholy leadership to rise in power.” Hillman fears that a divine “day of reckoning... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/23/2013, 3:15pm
On yesterday’s edition of Washington Watch, Tony Perkins and Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council hosted an entire program about a pamphlet from an association of LGBT Department of Justice employees, which the two dishonestly represented as an official government memorandum. Unbelievably, Perkins wondered if he can come out “and declare that I’m straight and the fact that I’m proud that God made me this way,” and Sprigg said no “because that would be considered hostile.” Later in the program while speaking to a caller, Perkins said that while... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/23/2013, 2:10pm
The American Family Association’s monthly magazine, AFA Journal, has a story this month about a movie written by the group’s research director Ed Vitagliano called “Accidental Activist”: Ted and Lynn Murphy lead a simple life. They have three wonderful children, their own small business, and a good relationship with friends and neighbors. But that life is turned upside down when Ted signs a petition advocating traditional marriage. It is a small act of civic duty in his mind, but in the minds of others in the community it is viewed as an act of heartless bigotry... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 05/23/2013, 1:41pm
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee received a question from a viewer about why healing in Jesus' name doesn't always work.  Hagee replied that, in fact, "healing works every time" but simply manifests itself in different forms. There are some times when a person is instantaneously healed in Jesus' name and other times when they are healed over a longer period of weeks or months ... and then sometimes the person actually dies "but that does not mean they're not healed." "The Bible says," Hagee explained, "that... MORE
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