July 2013

Miranda Blue, Monday 07/29/2013, 11:45am
The Heritage Foundation has been trying to position itself at the center of the opposition to the Senate’s bipartisan immigration proposal, an effort that got off to a rocky start when the group issued a deeply flawed report on immigration reform’s costs that was co-written by an enthusiastic racist. Like most opponents of meaningful immigration reform, Heritage opposes creating a roadmap to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants who are currently living and working in the United States. But, like its allies in the GOP, the group doesn’t really have an idea of how... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 07/29/2013, 11:40am
Following CBN reporter Paul Strand’s heavily slanted report where he claimed that gay rights may be “biggest threat to religious liberty in all of America’s history,” Pat Robertson went on to argue that the gay community is on a mission to “destroy the church if need be, then to destroy the military if need be, then to destroy marriage if need be, then to destroy businesses if they need be.” He said that the gay rights advocates won’t stop until “the way they perform sex acts is acceptable” in society and turn America into Ancient Rome,... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 07/29/2013, 10:50am
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has joined two far-right groups led by White Nationalists in filing an amicus brief in a case involving gun crimes. Stockman’s brief in United States v. Abramski seeks to weaken the power of the government to prosecute cases dealing with “straw purchases” of guns and false statements made on required forms for gun purchases. As Warren Throckmorton first reported, the congressman filed the brief along with Michael Peroutka’s Institute on the Constitution and Gun Owners of America, led by Larry Pratt. Peroutka is a board member of the white... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 07/29/2013, 10:20am
Earlier this month, Glenn Beck hosted a three-day long Independence Day celebration in Salt Lake City, Utah which culminated with his "Man In The Moon" performance, but the gathering's other main attraction was a "museum" that he and David Barton curated featuring artifacts from their respective collections, as well as several outside pieces. While the museum was open to the general paying public, special VIP guests received guided tours personally led by Barton and Beck. And what sort of things did these VIP guests learn from Beck's guided tour? That all of human... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 07/29/2013, 9:50am
Brooke Goldstein of the Lawfare Project is trying to use the attention surrounding the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal to warn that his wife and Clinton aide Huma Abedin is a secret Muslim Brotherhood operative. While on Fox News, Sean Hannity and Monica Crowley eagerly agreed with Goldstein’s claim that that Huma Abedin is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda. However, Goldstein didn’t get such a favorable response on Fox’s Red Eye, where host Greg Gutfeld and other panelists laughed at her attempt to resuscitate the discredited smear campaign against Abedin. “... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 07/26/2013, 4:34pm
Asawin Suebsaeng @ Mother Jones: Obama Says Ho Chi Minh Was Inspired by Founding Fathers, Conservatives Freak Out. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: What 'conservatives gone wild' looks like in North Carolina. Luke Brinker @ Equality Matters: Right-Wing Media Spread Myth That San Antonio LGBT Rights Ordinance Would Ban Christians From Office. ADL: Frosty Wooldridge Blames Immigrants And Muslims For Detroit’s Decline. Igor Volsky @ Think Progress: Steve King Says He Has Personally Caught Undocumented Drug Mules With Cantaloupe Calves. Nick Wing @ The... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 07/26/2013, 4:28pm
Harry Jackson says President Obama's remarks on the Trayvon Martin case were "great" because it was like a "balm of healing to blacks who feel left out." He obviously needs to be set straight by Glenn Beck. Liberty Counsel's radio program today was about the need to prevent the confirmation of Thomas Perez, who was confirmed last week.  Good timing. Accuracy in Media will hold a press conference next week to launch the "Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi." We are sure they will finally get results! According to WND, Sally... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 07/26/2013, 4:00pm
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul spoke, along with Ted Cruz, at this week’s Religious Right summit in Iowa, organized by Christian-nation advocate David Lane. Echoing themes from his speech last year to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Paul gave his audience what they wanted, calling for a “revival” and comparing current times to the leadup to the Civil War. “America is in a full-blown crisis, I think a spiritual crisis,” he said. Quoting Lincoln, Paul declared that we have “arrived at a day of reckoning” similar to the “tumultuous time when the country... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 07/26/2013, 3:55pm
The Religious Right publication Charisma today published a column by ex-gay activist Janet Boynes arguing that the devil is behind the gay community’s alleged plan “to indoctrinate an entire generation of American children with pro-homosexual propaganda and eliminate traditional values from American society.” She praises the American Family Association affiliate One Million Moms for their campaign against “Good Luck Charlie” for featuring a same-sex couple, warning that the gay “game plan” is to “get into our schools and change the mindset of... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 07/26/2013, 3:30pm
The Christian Broadcasting Network has released more footage from the recent Religious Right summit in Iowa organized by David Lane and featuring speakers like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Cruz, who told CBN in an interview that gay rights advocates intend to dispose of the First Amendment and pass hate speech laws, won plaudits from the audience of conservative activists for his attacks on gay rights advocates and “judicial activism.” “On marriage there is no issue in which we need to be more on our knees because the momentum is with the opponents of traditional marriage,... MORE
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