June 2013

Brian Tashman, Friday 06/28/2013, 10:35am
The American Decency Association’s Lisa Van Houten is warning that the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision “will live in infamy” just like Pearl Harbor. Van Houten claims that pastors will “be prosecuted for preaching” against homosexuality and refusing to perform same-sex weddings, people will be “charged with discrimination” if they don’t “embrace homosexuality,” anti-gay groups will lose their non-profit status, and, worst of all, America will face divine punishment. As we look back on history there are dates which we now see... MORE
Peter Montgomery, Friday 06/28/2013, 10:34am
Viewers who hear plenty of right-wing religious voices on cable TV might be surprised to know that the biggest problem facing America in the minds of many Religious Right leaders is that conservative preachers aren’t being sufficiently political or aggressive.  That gripe is a major theme at Religious Right gatherings, and is repeated in a new Charisma article by radio host Michael Brown, who makes a “fresh call to revolution” among America’s pastors in the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions: How is it that nine non-elected officials in black robes can have... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 06/28/2013, 9:55am
Rick Santorum told NewsmaxTV yesterday that the gay rights victories at the Supreme Court are paving the way for the “death knell” of marriage. The former senator and presidential candidate, who on Wednesday claimed that the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings represent the loss of freedom, maintained that the DOMA decision will allow the Supreme Court “to establish some sort of constitutional right or find that marriage is unconstitutional in its current form. That to me will put the death knell in it.” But Santorum was optimistic that opposition to marriage... MORE
Peter Montgomery, Friday 06/28/2013, 9:39am
Phyllis Schlafly has been an outspoken opponent of comprehensive immigration reform, has sent activists a long rant against the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, charging that the Gang of 8 “betrays” America. Schlafly pulls out all the stops, citing the widely discredited Heritage Foundation study on the costs of the legislation and approvingly quoting Sens. Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Charles Grassey saying “Americans expect their government to end the lawlessness, not surrender to it.” While Schlafly’s outrage is in fine form, her... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 06/28/2013, 9:29am
The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins has already called the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act “absurd,” and warned that it presents “a clear and present danger to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion in our country” and pushes America further down the road to becoming Sodom and Gomorrah. In a member email today, Perkins elaborates on his outrage, claiming that the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision means “the landscape has been fundamentally altered in a society where the rule of law is... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 06/28/2013, 9:15am
After warning that gay rights opponents will be put in jail any day now, last night Gary Bauer told members of his Campaign for Working Families PAC that as a result of the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings “we are headed toward the criminalization of Christianity.” Bauer suggests “the militant homosexual movement” will have Child Protective Services remove children from homes where the parents teach kids “that God intended them to marry someone of the opposite sex.” Based on the messages I have received, many of you (and especially our friends in... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 06/27/2013, 4:55pm
Michael Keegan @ Huffington Post: In 2016, Remember This Week at the Supreme Court. Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Texas’ Perry mansplaining abortion to Wendy Davis.  David Swanson @ Sojourners: Drones for Christ.  Don Byrd @ Baptist Joint Committee: Huh? Federal Court: Jesus Statue is Secular Symbol. David Gushee @ Religion Dispatches: Christians v. Gays: The Damage Done.  Jim Hightower @ National Memo: Serve Banksters Or Serve The Poor? Congress Reinterprets Jesus. Zack Ford @ Think Progress: Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy: DOMA... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 06/27/2013, 4:45pm
The Senate votes 68-32 to approve immigration reform legislation. William Owens of the Coalition of African-American Pastors claims gay marriage leads to the end of society. Pat Robertson warns the DOMA decision has doomed America.  Kristan Hawkins blames gay marriage on legal abortion.  Tea Party leader Karen Kenney says the Supreme Court’s ruling on Prop 8 is a “new kind of tyranny.”  Michael Brown criticizes transgender youth: “What if the child was sure he or she was an alien? Or an animal? Or a black child in a... MORE
Tory Roberts, Thursday 06/27/2013, 4:19pm
Jennifer Roback Morse of the National Organization for Marriage knows who to blame for yesterday’s marriage equality victories in the Supreme Court: Hollywood. Roback Morse, the campaign spokesperson for Proposition 8 in California, discussed the marriage equality decisions on today’s Sandy Rios in the Morning. She blamed Hollywood for the Supreme Court’s decisions on Prop 8 and DOMA, saying that Hollywood is “dominated by all aspects of the sexual revolution.” Morse also blamed television for American’s “distorted view” of how many gay... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 06/27/2013, 2:35pm
NRA board member Ted Nugent appeared on Sons of Liberty Radio yesterday to talk about how his organization is “the pinnacle of self-evident truth” as found in the Constitution, unlike President Obama whom he called a “Chicago gangster” and a “diehard Communist.” Nugent also said that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a “murderer” who “intentionally kept security away from American citizens so they can get blown to smithereens,” called Vice President Biden “an absolute buffoon,” and accused Attorney General... MORE
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