July 2013

Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 5:40pm
Michael B. Keegan @ Huffington Post: The GOP Tries to Move Beyond Cantaloupes on Immigration. Peter Montgomery @ State of Belief: Christian Nation Advocates Exposed. Eric W. Dolan @ Raw Story: Chris Hayes mocks Bill O’Reilly with satirical tirade against white culture. Evan McMurry @ Mediaite: Fox Guest Slams Reza Aslan’s ‘Aloof Arrogance’: If He’s ‘Just A Scholar,’ Then ‘He’s Not A Very Good Muslim.’ Oliver Willis @ Media Matters: At Fringe Press Conference, Fox News Figures Call For New Benghazi Investigation... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 5:32pm
It is going to be fascinating to watch Glenn Beck, who thinks that David Barton is a great historian, try to take down Reza Aslan and his new book about Jesus. Bryan Fischer says that President Obama is working to destroy America by intentionally weakening the military. Janet Porter is out with a new video that has the top-notch production values we have come to expect from her. Tony Perkins, Brent Bozell, and hundreds of other "conservative and Tea Party leaders are demanding that major news media outlets end their virtual blackout on the IRS targeting scandal."... MORE
Tory Roberts, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 4:39pm
Speaking at today’s Ex-Gay Pride rally in front of the Supreme Court, Chuck Peters condemned gay rights advocates for being “heterophobic,” “bigoted,” and “anti-pro-choice.” Peters is a research assistant with Christopher Doyle’s Voice of the Voiceless, a group that describes itself as “the only anti-defamation league for former homosexuals.” “We are ex-queers and we’re not going anywhere so get used to us!” Peters exclaimed. He then went on to create his own cheer for the ex-gay movement. “Hip hip... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 4:30pm
Yesterday, American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios spoke to Ex-Gay Pride Month organizer Christopher Doyle about today’s ex-gay lobby day on Capitol Hill. Doyle, who was organizing the since-canceled Ex-Gay Pride banquet at the Family Research Council, complained in an interview with the Christian Post that “un-American” LGBT rights advocates have “shut us out,” explaining that “because of all this homo-fascism and indoctrination in the media, ex-gays aren’t given a fair shake.” Rios confidently predicted that “thousands of ex-gays are... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 4:26pm
We know that when it comes to questions of science, Bryan Fischer is an authority who can fully be trusted because he has "an allegiance to science," which is why he doesn't believe in climate change or evolution and knows that Jesus holds the atomic nucleus together and that the Second Law of Thermodynamics was first mentioned in the Bible. So it was no surprise to see him seize upon an op-ed in USA Today by a former president of the American Psychological Association claiming that "ex-gay" sexual reorientation therapy is not unethical to declare that anyone who... MORE
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 3:32pm
Here at Right Wing Watch, we write a lot about the fringe efforts, now increasingly embraced by mainstream conservatives, to challenge Roe v. Wade in the courts by  passing radical “personhood” and “heartbeat” bills. But there is a parallel effort, embraced by major conservative groups and the mainstream GOP, to gradually chip away at Roe by passing incremental state-level bills that cut down on access to abortion services. Today, People For the American Way released a report outlining five increasingly common ways state governments are undermining women’s... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 3:10pm
NewsMax TV interviewed Bill Donohue of the Catholic League yesterday where he spent most of the interview explaining that he, like the Catholic Church, has no problem with gay people as long as they are celibate or married to someone of the opposite-sex. After Donohue argued that the only purpose of marriage is procreation, host David Nelson asked him what he thinks then of married heterosexual couples who can’t have children. Donohue said there is nothing sinful about that…since they will serve as “ready substitutes” who will raise kids whose parents have died. He... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 2:20pm
Sandy Rios of the American Family Association yesterday ranted against policies to accommodate transgender students in California and Massachusetts, even claiming that the Bay State’s “horrible” trans-inclusive guidance represents a “nightmare, Sci-Fi scenario.” While speaking with Americans For Truth About Homosexuality head Peter LaBarbera about a recent move by the Justice Department on behalf of transgender students, LaBarbera called it “public policy insanity.” “The transgender movement shows the absurdity of the whole LGBT notion of civil... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 12:45pm
We have been posting videos and reports from the recent Religious Right gathering in Iowa as they become available – so far we’ve seen Rand Paul warning of the country’s collapse and Ted Cruz repeatedly attacking gay rights. Today, the 700 Club finally featured a segment with additional footage from the summit. CBN’s David Brody interviewed chief organizer David Lane, who has predicted divine punishment on America in the form of car bombings, along with billionaire brothers Dan and Farris Wilks, the latter of whom told Brody that he is upset about the rise of the... MORE
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 07/31/2013, 11:58am
On the July 13 Eagle Forum Live program, Phyllis Schlafly’s daughter Anne Cori spoke with conservative activist former New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey about the Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill, which Schlafly claims McCaughey is “only one known to have actually read.” Discussing a provision of the bill (page 384 of this pdf) that would provide grants to organizations helping new immigrants through the citizenship process and with English and civics lessons, Cori claimed the real purpose of these grants would be to register new citizens “as... MORE
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