June 2013

Brian Tashman, Thursday 06/27/2013, 9:55am
Pat Robertson is wondering if Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion on the case striking down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, may have been influenced by his sneaky gay clerks. Robertson’s remarks followed a totally impartial 700 Club news segment where Christian Broadcasting Network reporter Paul Strand said that gay rights advocates have “bashed” Christians and the Supreme Court “denigrated” marriage equality opponents. While speaking to acolyte Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, which Robertson founded, the... MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 06/27/2013, 9:50am
Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly has been making the media rounds recently to encourage the GOP to drop any attempts to reach out to Latino voters – especially through bipartisan immigration policy – and instead to focus exclusively on riling up and turning out white voters. Speaking with a Bakersfield, California, talk radio host last week, Schlafly further explained this view, claiming that Latinos don’t “have any Republican inclinations at all” because “they’re running an illegitimacy rate that’s just about the same as the blacks are.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 06/27/2013, 8:58am
Rick Santorum told conservative talk show host Steve Malzberg yesterday that the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act “demeans democracy” and threatens freedom. The former senator and movie producer said that the DOMA decision, along with President Obama’s “authoritarian” speech on climate change, represent “craziness.” “You are losing freedom in this country,” Santorum warned. “Hopefully Americans are going to wake up and see that this concentration of power in Washington is damaging to them and their freedom... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 5:35pm
Miranda Blue @ PFAW Blog: Supreme Court Dumps DOMA. Paul Waldman @ The American Prospect: Antonin Scalia Is Angry. Again. Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: Post-DOMA, Rand Paul fears humans marrying non-humans.  Good As You: Bryan Fischer: Supreme Court ‘doing to us what the Nazis did to the Jews.’  Joe.My.God: GOP House Members Have The Sadz.  Jessica Mason Pieklo @ Rolling Stone: Abortion Rights Under Fire: Why Wendy Davis’ Filibuster Matters.  Matt Gertz @ Media Matters: The IRS ‘Scandal’ Was A Scam. MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 5:25pm
Rep. Tim Huelskamp believes that now is the time to reintroduce the Federal Marriage Amendment. Remember, this is the same congressman who is under the impression that between 70% to 85% of Americans oppose legalizing same-sex marriage.  Rush Limbaugh, who has been married four times, claims the court’s marriage equality rulings show the “disintegration of the United States.”  Janet Mefferd’s reaction to Washington, DC, churches ringing their bells in support of marriage equality: “America the Pagan Country rejoices in its evil.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 5:15pm
On Washington Watch today, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins said that while this morning’s Supreme Court decisions represent “major setbacks for marriage, for family and for freedom,” conservatives can take relief in knowing that “our zip code has not yet been changed to Sodom and Gomorrah, at least not yet.” Perkins called on anti-gay activists to imitate the prophets of the Old Testament in warning people about the imminent demise of society, which will occur if people refuse to “turn from their destructive and harmful activities.” He... MORE
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 4:14pm
It’s not just anti-gay activists who are slamming the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the core part of the Defense of Marriage Act…now at least one leader in the anti-immigrant movement is getting involved too. Center for Immigration Studies executive director Mark Krikorian took to Twitter today to react to the decision. While Krikorian would not go as far as to say that marriage equality would lead to legalized bestiality, he did say that it would pave the way for legalizing polygamy and incest…and that this, in turn, would cause “spousal... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 3:00pm
Charisma news editor Jennifer LeClaire writes today in her column, “Satan’s End-Time Strategy to Outlaw Traditional Marriage in Full Swing,” that “we are in the end times” as a “satanic agenda” will soon “mainstream gay marriage” and “eventually end” marriage between opposite sex couples. Clearly, our nation is seeing Romans 1 play out before its very eyes because although we know God, we have chosen not to glorify Him (Rom. 1:21). Our Supreme Court has “exchanged the truth of God for the lie” (v. 25). A... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 2:15pm
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer claimed on his radio show today that anti-gay activists will become “second class citizens” and be relegated to “steerage status” as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act: “They’ve done to us exactly what they were falsely accusing us of doing to homosexuals.” His guest, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, who is also the dean of Liberty University Law School, agreed, saying that the decision “demeans the institution of the United States Supreme Court.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 1:30pm
At a press conference attacking the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) claimed that gay marriage always emerges “at the end of a great civilization.” He said the “holy quintet” of the Supreme Court has gone “against the laws of nature and nature’s God,” and now America will suffer the consequences: MORE
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