April 2014

Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 04/24/2014, 5:30pm
Cliven Bundy cannot be a racist because, his son says, "two vehicles full of black men" protected him during the Watts Riots in 1965 and "he felt that they were his guardian angels." After having repeatedly declared that Bundy was a Godly man of prayer, Glenn Beck has now abandoned him completely. Bryan Fischer, on the other hand, is predictably defending Bundy's racist remarks. April 30 is the National Day of Repentance. Gary Bauer says there is a "misinformation campaign waged by media elites" designed to isolate those who... MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 04/24/2014, 4:18pm
Yesterday, Wendy Wright, the vice president for government relations at the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), posted a story on the group’s blog about an upcoming meeting on combating the practice of child sacrifice in Uganda. Wright, of course, thinks that the practice of kidnapping children to be sacrificed in ritual murder is “terribly close” to the work of abortion providers: Uganda will host a conference this fall to create a plan to combat child sacrifice. Attacks have risen recently as the country’s economy is booming. People are... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 04/24/2014, 3:45pm
On his Tuesday radio show, TruNews host Rick Wiles said that the militias defending Cliven Bundy’s illegal ranching are staving off President Obama’s attempts to incite mass violence and World War III. The End Times broadcaster said that while he thought “that World War III would start in 2020,” he now thinks “events are moving so quickly and the situations inside the USA and abroad are deteriorating so fast that I am deeply troubled that we may not get through 2014 without seeing civil unrest, a financial panic and at worst, a war.” “Civil unrest is... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 04/24/2014, 3:28pm
On today's radio broadcast, Glenn Beck went full David Barton, claiming that one-third of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence came straight out of the Bible; more specifically, right out of the Book of Deuteronomy. Continuing his argument from last night that the Bible is the "cookbook" of America's system of government, Beck echoed David Barton's claim that the Founding Fathers were so well-versed in the Bible that they quoted it continually in their correspondence. When Barton made this very claim on Beck's show a few years ago, we pointed out that... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 04/24/2014, 3:20pm
The culture-war crusaders at the American Decency Association are now joining a slew of other anti-gay activists in arguing that conservatives have been too lenient towards the gay community and need to fight against LGBT equality even more fervently. “[W]hile we’re wielding a knife in the gunfight, we’re leaving our gun in the holster,” the ADA’s Chris Johnson lamented in an blog post last week. Johnson insisted that the Religious Right must maintain its opposition to gay adoption, arguing that a “needy child” seeking adoption will “be better... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 04/24/2014, 2:23pm
Bryan Fischer is still miffed by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's decision to withdraw from the culture war over marriage, declaring on his radio program yesterday that gay activists are like leeches for whom no amount of blood is ever enough. Pointing to opposition to efforts by Chick-fil-A to open restaurants in New York City, Fischer cited Proverbs 30:15 to proclaim that "gay activists are like leeches." "The point here," Fischer said, "is that with the homosexual lobby, you cannot ever give them enough. Don't even try. There's no point in making concessions... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 04/24/2014, 2:00pm
Speaking with Newsmax host Steve Malzberg yesterday, former House GOP leader Tom DeLay said that President Obama’s “lawlessness” is prompting people to take up arms in Nevada to defend rancher Cliven Bundy, whose refusal to abide by court orders or recognize the federal government has turned him into a right-wing hero. DeLay told Malzberg that Obama is ushering in “tyranny” and that he is “just shocked by [Obama’s] complete disregard or love for this country and the people that live in it.” Later, while discussing rules changes on clemency for... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 04/24/2014, 1:35pm
After the 700 Club ran a story on the importance of prayer for doctors and patients, host Pat Robertson told a story about how a board member of Regent University, the school Robertson founded, used prayer to bring a dead man back to life. Robertson, who once led a faith healing service where he promised that people could have their deceased children brought back to life, said that the patient was brought back from the dead after the doctor put his hands over him and channeled the “power of God.” MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 04/24/2014, 1:00pm
Apparently, American Family Association head Tim Wildmon and spokesman Bryan Fischer don’t understand how bathrooms work. The two revealed their stunning ignorance in interviews yesterday with OneNewsNow, the news arm of the AFA, about a new bathroom regulation in Washington D.C. As HRC explains, “the District of Columbia requires single-occupant restroom facilities in any public space (e.g., restaurants) to be gender neutral -- restrooms designed for use by one individual at a time may not have a specific gender designation with ‘male’ or ‘female’ signage... MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 04/24/2014, 12:32pm
It’s not just Matt Barber who didn’t get that William Saletan’s Slate column calling for the “purging” of every single person who had donated to the Proposition 8 campaign was an obvious satire skewering critics of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. The Saletan column is still making the rounds among conservative activists, and today it's featured in a breathless blog post from the Family Leader, the Iowa conservative group run by Bob Vander Plaats that will be hosting a forum for Iowa’s Republican US Senate candidates later this week. The Family Leader... MORE
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