October 2013

Brian Tashman, Thursday 10/31/2013, 9:05am
The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia has contorted himself in all sorts of ways to dodge questions about his extremist record, arguing that anyone who simply quotes his past statements is violating the Constitution or persecuting him or misrepresenting him. But since very few people would actually take his absurd objections seriously, Jackson has now resorted to lying. During an interview with WUSA, he denied ever having said that gay people are “sick” or that God will stop blessing the military over gay rights. He said that such direct quotes are... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 4:34pm
Miranda @ PFAW Blog: By the Numbers: Why The Republican Argument For Filibustering DC Circuit Nominees Is Bogus. Josh Feldman @ Mediaite: Lawrence O’Donnell and Glenn Beck Will Appear in a Horror Movie Together. TFN Insider: Ted Cruz Wants to Teach about the History of Conservatism. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Senate Dems now unanimous on ENDA. David Edwards @ Raw Story: Anti-LGBT activist: Hawaiian marriage equality leads to self-marriage and bestiality. Warren Throckmorton: Could David Barton Win The Texas GOP Senate Race?   MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 4:30pm
Al Mohler says that "Halloween is a good time for Christians to remember that evil spirits are real and that the Devil will seize every opportunity to trumpet his own celebrity." Scott Brown has formed the People’s Seat PAC, based in New Hampshire. "Coach" Dave Daubenmire says that "the real war that is raging in America is the War on Freedom." Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition says "the scariest thing this Halloween in Washington, D.C. is the fact that Congress gives $540,000,000 in taxpayer funds to an... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 4:00pm
Rick Wiles invited Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy In Media onto TruNews this week to discuss Kincaid’s recent press conference which called New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio a tool of “international communism, terrorism, and global Islam.” “We’ve got the Communists coming together, personified by de Blasio’s past, present and future, and you have the Muslims in alliance with him,” Kincaid said, arguing that de Blasio is “setting the city up, and the nation, for another 9/11.” Wiles couldn’t believe that anyone could be more of a... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 3:43pm
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee responded to a question from a viewer asking how to respond to a new book that claims that the story of Jesus Christ was fabricated as part of a propaganda campaign created by the Roman Government in order to pacify its subjects. Hagee responded by flatly declaring that the Bible says that God is truth, therefore "if man says something that is contradictory to what God says, man is lying." Claiming that you cannot trust supposed "ancient confessions," Hagee asserted that the Word of God has been tried, found true... MORE
Layne, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 3:34pm
With the Senate expected to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act before Thanksgiving, here’s a look at Right Wing Watch’s collection of recent – and classic – claims from the Religious Right about ENDA.  Because ENDA is common sense legislation that would make it illegal to fire, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the Right cannot gain much traction by opposing ENDA on its merits.  Instead, resorting to fear-mongering and lies, they contend that ENDA will lead to everything from the... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 2:50pm
A few weeks ago, we posted a clip of Glenn Beck telling parents to push their children up against the wall (figuratively, he now insists) in order to teach them that their rights comes from God and not the government. That video prompted an atheist named James Kirk Wall to write a column arguing that rights do not, in fact, come from God, which in turn prompted Beck to spend nearly two complete segments of his radio program today mockingly responding to Wall's column. At the end of Wall's piece, he offered a quote from George Washington which really irked Beck, who responded (6:00 in... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 2:45pm
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently conducted a wedding at the Supreme Court for Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart Serkin, and Charisma magazine is warning that as a result divine retribution is right around the corner. Charisma posted a Reuters article by Lawrence Hurley and gave it the title: “Is Judgment Far Off? Gay Wedding Ceremonies Taking Place at US Supreme Court.” The magazine asked readers to “sound off” by responding to the question: “Is this a prophetic sign of the state of our nation? Does it bother you that gay weddings are... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 2:05pm
Gun Owners of America head Larry Pratt appeared on the Talk To Solomon Show this week to issue his usual warnings about President Obama becoming a dictator. He told Solomon that Obama is “a very dangerous man” who “really has an impulse for total control,” calling on Republicans in Congress to refuse to fund Obama-backed projects. He says that this will provoke Obama to “spend money without authorization” and that will be “the time to impeach him.” Pratt later discussed with co-hosts Stan Solomon and Steve Davis the best ways to repeal... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/30/2013, 11:45am
The Family Research Council is very upset about Democratic efforts to invest in early education, and is particularly peeved that Nancy Pelosi suggested that preschool “frees parents to earn without carrying the burden of childcare.” On yesterday’s edition of Washington Watch, the FRC’s Tony Perkins and Anna Higgins FRC discussed the supposed dangers of universal pre-K. The two falsely claimed that such plans would compel parents to put their kids into preschool, which they argued would undermine family structures, particularly the role of women in the family. “We... MORE
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