June 2013

Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 1:10pm
Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America claimed today that anti-gay marriage activists should get ready for “persecution” now that the Supreme Court has overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Speaking on The Mike Huckabee Show, Nance warned that same-sex marriage is like “counterfeit money” that “takes at something that’s the real deal and diminishes it,” adding that the legalization of polygamy is coming next. Later in the show, Nance said the government will “cast aside” around “two thousand years of tradition” and... MORE
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 12:37pm
The far Right’s hatred of Obamacare is so great and so senseless they can use it to make two opposing arguments at the same time. That is what has been happening as the House and Senate try to determine at what point new immigrants will be included in the Affordable Care Act. Earlier this month, ABC News reported that Republicans were willing to hold up the whole bill in order to prevent new immigrants from having access to federal health care subsidies while they work toward citizenship. The current Senate bill plan bars formerly undocumented immigrants from accessing Affordable Care... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 12:10pm
American Family Association president Tim Wildmon and radio host Sandy Rios have maintained a miserable mood on American Family Radio today after the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA. Rios argued that the gay rights “freight train” will compel Christians “to bow the knee or to be crushed.” “This is going to get rough,” Rios said, “they are going to infringe on each of us, our children [and] our jobs.” Later, Wildmon said that “this is a very sad day in our country” because “this is America shaking its fist at God almighty... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 11:30am
Religious Right activists are none too pleased, to say the least, about today's DOMA decision. Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people by striking down in part the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, even where states fail to do so. The preservation of liberty and justice... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 10:50am
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), a staunch opponent of gay rights, warned that the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act will harm children. Speaking at a Heritage Foundation summit today, Huelskamp claimed that “children will be hurt” by the “radical” decision and accused the justices of having “substituted their personal views on marriage for the constitutional decisions of the American voters and their elected representatives.” Watch: MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 06/26/2013, 9:55am
American Family Association spokesmen Fred Jackson and Sandy Rios were despondent while reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. “It’s a big win for gay activists today,” Rios said, “it’s not a good day for us.” “They kept shouting DOMA's dead, I thought that was pretty metaphorical, marriage is dead too, for the future of this country,” she added. Jackson went even further and alleged that “God’s judgment will be upon us” as a result of the ruling. Watch: MORE
Peter Montgomery, Tuesday 06/25/2013, 9:38pm
While civil rights leaders are denouncing the 5-4 Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act, the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins is cheering.  In an email alert sent at the end of the day on Tuesday, Perkins says, “With help from the U.S. Supreme Court, America may finally be turning a page on the racial politics that have haunted our last 50 years.”  Oh, yes, giving a green light to the kind of blatantly discriminatory voter disenfranchisement efforts that we’ve seen in recent elections is certainly going to help America “turn the... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 06/25/2013, 5:15pm
PFAW Foundation: Court Conservatives in Shelby County v. Holder Deal Terrible Blow to the Voting Rights Act.  Ari Berman @ The Nation: What the Supreme Court Doesn’t Understand About the Voting Rights Act.  Sergio Munoz @ Media Matters: Right-Wing Media Cover Up Supreme Court's Unprecedented Blow To Voting Rights.  Jessica Mason Pieklo @ RH Reality Check: Justices Alito and Kennedy Mansplain Away Your Rights.  Slate: Watch as a State Senator Wages an Epic Filibuster to Block Sweeping New Abortion Restrictions. Irin Carmon @... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 06/25/2013, 5:05pm
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has launched a “national political rehabilitation tour” to prepare for a potential second presidential bid.  Cathy Adams of Texas Eagle Forum is upset with “feminazi” protesters and “Whining Wendy” Davis, whom she also calls a “hot air bag” for filibustering the state’s anti-choice bill.  The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act has allowed Texas to implement its voter suppression law.  Just like in 2012, John Bolton is once again floating a run for president.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 06/25/2013, 4:35pm
Bryan Fischer is joining his American Family Association colleague Gary Glenn in calling on states to simply ignore any Supreme Court ruling that strikes down bans on same-sex marriage. Fischer even argues that it would be unconstitutional to follow a court decision that favors marriage equality, which he claims would effectively remove “We the people” from the Constitution. Anything short of upholding DOMA, anything short of upholding Prop 8 in California will be a setback for the rule of law, it will be a setback for a constitutional form of government; in fact you can just... MORE
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