May 2014

Kyle Mantyla, Friday 05/23/2014, 3:14pm
Mike Huckabee will be the featured speaker at the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. next month. FRC praises the RNC for announcing that the 2016 convention will not be held in Las Vegas. We are pretty sure that Glenn Beck would not be so nonchalant if Amazon decided that it would not sell his books. Bryan Fischer believes that Russell Moore has "been scared straight" after he criticized right-wing Christian radio. Finally, Robert Gagnon has written an open letter to Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett calling upon him to appeal the recent ruling striking down... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 05/23/2014, 2:22pm
Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan was invited to give a greeting from the House of Representatives to yesterday’s Watchmen at the Wall conference, an event for conservative pastors hosted by the Family Research Council. Walberg, himself a former pastor, used the opportunity to preach about how Americans are becoming “slaves” to such things as “sexual perversion,” “humanism,” “government” and “sports.” The Michigan Republican told the story of the Israelites who returned to Jerusalem where they "read from the book of the... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 05/23/2014, 12:45pm
RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. It seems President Obama will stop at nothing in his effort to destroy America, as he attempts to diminish the military, turn kids gay through Common Core, kill America’s livestock, blackmail the Supreme Court and grant himself a third term. Of course none of this is actually going on, but that is just a dose of what you will find this week in the land of right-wing conspiracies. 5. Obama’s Third Term The National Report, a parody website that reads like an unfunny... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 05/23/2014, 12:40pm
Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, spoke at yesterday’s Family Research Council Watchmen on the Wall conference, where he made the case for the conservative pastors in the audience to throw themselves into politics. Cruz argued that the First Amendment “in no way, shape or form” prevents “the church from having an influence on every area of society, as we should.” “The church should be influencing the media, should be influencing arts and entertainment, sports, education, business and, yes, government,” he added, just so happening to list five... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 05/23/2014, 12:31pm
Franklin Graham spoke at the Family Research Council's Watchmen on the Wall conference yesterday where he told the assembled pastors that they all needed to be willing to have their heads chopped off for speaking the truth that gays are bound for hell. "Are we going to be cowards because we're afraid?," Graham asked the crowd. "Could we get our heads chopped off? We could, maybe one day.  So what? Chop it off!" Graham went on to assert that he loves gays "enough to care to warn them that if they want to continue living like this, it's the flames of... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 05/23/2014, 11:33am
When Sen. Ted Cruz told the conservative pastors gathered at the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall conference yesterday that “the Senate Democrats are going to be voting on a constitutional amendment to repeal the First Amendment,” he was met with an audible gasp. He earned more gasps when he warned that this amendment would suppress the political speech rights of the “citizenry” and “muzzle” pastors in their pulpits. We were surprised too. That would be news! But then it became clear what he was talking about: Senate leadership is... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 05/23/2014, 11:25am
Tony Perkins, who has previously claimed that marriage equality will lead to a “revolution” and “break this nation apart,” told Janet Mefferd yesterday that he believes advances in gay rights are bringing about the “dissolution of the republic.” The Family Research Council president told Mefferd that the marriage debate is “is literally about the entire culture: it’s about the rule of law, it’s about the country, it’s about our future, it’s about redefining the curriculum in our schools, it’s about driving a wedge... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 05/23/2014, 11:15am
Back in 2003, President Bush repeatedly rebuked then-General Jerry Boykin for giving public speeches framing the war on terror as a holy war between Christianity and Islam, speeches that also violated military rules. Boykin then retired from the military and has since become a full-fledged Religious Right activist who campaigns against the rights of Muslim-Americans and gay people in his role as executive vice president of the Family Research Council. The Washington Post reports today that last year the Army issued “a scathing reprimand following a criminal investigation that concluded... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 05/23/2014, 11:00am
Vladimir Putin’s number one cheerleader Pat Buchanan is out with a new column juxtaposing the Russian president’s right-wing push with the victory of Conchita Wurst in the Eurovision Song Contest and praising Putin for rallying the “millions of traditionalists” who are rejecting European liberalism. Even as more countries seek European Union membership and ex-Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to renege on closer ties with the EU sparked massive protests, Buchanan insists that the EU is in the midst of “disintegration and decay.” Out of... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 05/23/2014, 10:30am
WorldNetDaily published a column today by Philip Irvin on “tactics for helping inoculate kids against homosexuality.” Irvin runs a rudimentary website called Imploding Gay Power: No Way Born Gay, where he advises parents to tell their kids about “the absurdity of the ‘born gay’ idea,” which he posits will then spread around the child’s school until nobody is gay anymore. He also advises readers not to trust scientific studies on sexual orientation or the claims made by gay people themselves. His claims also rely on ex-gay canards about homosexuality... MORE
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