September 2013

Brian Tashman, Thursday 09/19/2013, 11:05am
American Family Association radio commentator Sandy Rios was upset that women — most notably the FBI’s Valerie Parlave and Washington, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier — took a leading role in the response to the Navy Yard shooting. On Tuesday, Rios mocked Navy Secretary Ray Mabus for mentioning grief counseling in his comments to the media and went on to marvel at the female presence in the response. “It really struck me that the people that stood up to speak in the press conferences, the people leading the charge on this are all women,” Rios said, expressing... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 09/19/2013, 10:20am
Inspired by the success of Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, a few weeks ago John Shore and Truth Wins Out launched the Not All Like That (NALT) Christians Project, which is designed to "give LGBT-affirming Christians a means of proclaiming to the world—and especially to young gay people—their belief and conviction that there is nothing anti-biblical or at all inherently sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender." Given that mission, it comes as no surprise that Matt Barber and Peter LaBarbera, who are exactly the sort of people that... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 09/18/2013, 5:37pm
Peter Montgomery @ Huffington Post: The Scandal Cuccinelli Can't Dodge: His Extremist Positions. Ari Rabin-Havt @ Media Matters: The Benghazi Testimony The Conservative Media Will Not Dare Show You. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: House GOP beats Boehner into submission. David Edwards @ Raw Story: Gohmert calls for more guns because obesity isn’t caused by ‘too many spoons.’ Evan McMorris-Santoro @ BuzzFeed : New Hampshire Senate Candidate: More Women In The Workplace Led To More Mass Shootings. Towleroad: Oklahoma Governor Orders National... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 09/18/2013, 5:30pm
NBC profiles Scott Lively and his role in passing anti-gay laws all over the world. Pentagon officials recently met with Jerry Boykin, Sandy Rios, and other Religious Right activist to discuss supposed violations of the religious liberty of Christians in the military. Speaking of Boykin, he seems to think that the Southern Poverty Law Center should be charged with a hate crime for supposedly inspiring Floyd Corkins to attack the Family Research Council. Rick Perry will be heading to New Jersey to campaign with Steve Lonegan. Finally, is anyone surprise that Glenn... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 09/18/2013, 4:43pm
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee responded to a question from a viewer asking about signs of the End Times by saying that the warnings that Jesus gave in Matthew 24 were all being played out daily in the newspaper. Possible military action against Syria, he warned, could lead to World War III, which is the fulfillment of Jesus' assertion that "you will hear of wars and rumors of wars" as the End Times approach.  Jesus also warned of an increase in lawlessness, prompting Hagee to point to the mass shooting at the Navy Yard earlier this week as... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 09/18/2013, 4:15pm
Center for Military Readiness head Elaine Donnelly appeared on Sandy Rios In The Morning today to once again warn of the perils of allowing women in combat. She told the American Family Association radio host that the Obama administration’s plan to open combat roles to women service members is “like saying let’s take those cheerleaders and put them into the frontlines of the NFL and football games.” Rios said that the problem all started with the “feminist influence” found in movies that made women think that they “can do it all.” “We are... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 09/18/2013, 2:00pm
Pat Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network filed a report today that falsely claimed that having a “biblical view” on sexuality has been “criminalized” in San Antonio, Texas. Robertson said San Antonio “has gone off the rails” by adopting a non-discrimination ordinance [PDF] which includes protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, and claimed that the new law would lead to Christians being thrown in prison: “This means that if you speak out about your deeply held religious beliefs they will put you in jail or brand you some... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 09/18/2013, 1:19pm
In addition to being an authority on gay exorcisms and all things demonic, it seems that "Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt is also an expert on the topic of health care and has even made two separate appearances on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" debating the issue. Following one of these appearances, "Dr. Chaps" said on his "Pray In Jesus Name" show today, he received an email from someone defending President Obama's health care reform legislation by telling the story of a friend who was unable to receive treatment for her cancer because she could not... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 09/18/2013, 1:00pm
Yesterday, Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli attended a fundraiser co-hosted by anti-gay and anti-choice activists. Now, the far-right state attorney general is calling for help from Religious Right leader Michael Farris, who runs Patrick Henry College and the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). Generation Joshua is the youth branch of the HSLDA, which sends homeschoolers to work on “races across the country, phone-banking, literature dropping and campaigning on behalf of conservative candidates” who oppose abortion rights and gay equality. “... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 09/18/2013, 12:06pm
As we noted just last week, Bryan Fischer does not bother with things like having evidence or even knowing what he is talking about before going off on an rant on his radio program on some issue that he obviously does not understand. Like Glenn Beck, Fischer too seized on a report that President Obama had waived prohibitions in the Arms Export Control Act so that the US can provide chemical weapons assistance to Syria and used it to raise the possibility of impeachment: Don't miss the significance of this, ladies and gentlemen.  We have a president who is breaking the law. ... MORE
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