June 2014

Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/30/2014, 4:34pm
McKay Coppins @ BuzzFeed: Bobby Jindal Courts Religious Right With His Eye On 2016. Nicole Lafond @ TPM: Brutal Mississippi Primary Prompts College GOP Chair To Switch Parties. Tom Boggioni @ Raw Story: Louisiana’s ‘Kissing Congressman’ changes mind, asks voters to take him back after affair. Emily Atkin @ Think Progress: GOP Candidate: Climate Science Is ‘The Greatest Deception In The History Of Mankind.’ Tina Nguyen @ Mediaite: NRA Commentator Wants You to Stop Calling Elliot Rodger a ‘Shooter.’ Warren Throckmorton @ The Daily... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/30/2014, 4:30pm
For some reason, Pope Francis met with James Robison and Kenneth Copeland. The Family Leader contingent has been ousted from the leadership of the Iowa Republican Party. It was not all good news for the Religious Right from the Supreme Court today, as the court refused to hear Liberty Counsel's challenge to California's ban on ex-gay therapy. Laurie Higgins warns that "even if homosexuals win the term 'marriage,' and win all the gazillions of benefits they feel that homoerotic unions deserve, and even if they’re able to acquire children through... MORE
Miranda Blue, Monday 06/30/2014, 3:47pm
In an interview with the Tea Party News Network on Saturday, William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) claimed that Mexican American immigrants “may smile at you as they serve you your cheeseburger or cruise across your lawn with a weed eater” but in reality they want “for you and your whole family to die.” Gheen claimed that Mexican schools teach students to hate America, so those who immigrate to the U.S. show “no type of mercy” to “anyone out there that’s not a flaming socialist, communist or liberal” and will vote... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 06/30/2014, 3:45pm
Matt Barber warned Saturday that gay people have “swarm[ed] in like a horde of locusts” and “homosexualized the Boy Scouts.” Barber was speaking with Mission America’s Linda Harvey, who told him that she had been outraged at the sight of Boy Scouts at the Columbus, Ohio, LGBT pride parade. Barber replied that he wasn’t surprised, since “the homosexual activist agenda” is “at the forefront of child corruption, that is a major part of their agenda.” “It is absolutely reprehensible that they are exposing these children to this... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/30/2014, 3:27pm
On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer reacted to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision by praising the court for relying on "good science," by which he means science that corresponds to what the Bible says, in recognizing that certain forms of contraception cause abortions. While praising Hobby Lobby for standing on the side of science, Fischer went off on a tangent about how science also shows that global warming is "just complete bilge" because the world is actually heading into a period of global cooling, which liberals simply refuse to acknowledge. "It... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 06/30/2014, 2:55pm
In her dissent in the Hobby Lobby case today, Justice Ginsburg mentioned a 1968 precedent in which the owner of a chain of barbecue restaurants in South Carolina “refused to serve black patrons based on his religious beliefs opposing racial integration.” MORE
Peter Montgomery, Monday 06/30/2014, 2:22pm
Last month the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference announced that it was merging with Conela, a Latin America-based organization, to become “the world’s largest Hispanic Evangelical association” claiming to represent more than 500,000 churches. As Kyle reported, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver had encouraged the NHCLC’s Samuel Rodriguez to expand into Latin America after Staver’s visit to Peru, where he encouraged legislators to resist legal equality for gay people and same-sex couples. The wildly anti-gay Matt Barber, also with Liberty Counsel,... MORE
Brian Tashman, Monday 06/30/2014, 1:30pm
On her Friday radio show, Sandy Rios of the American Family Association chatted with a caller about whether Islam is the “whore of Babylon” mentioned in Revelation, which naturally gave her the opportunity to rant against President Obama. “The President is a Marxist” whose “sympathies are most definitely with Islam,” Rios said, before telling listeners that they should be “prepared to die for their faith” in the face of supposed anti-Christian persecution. “There’s no question about that, in his own book he said whenever there is a... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Monday 06/30/2014, 1:09pm
While preaching at his MorningStar Fellowship Church last week, Rick Joyner revealed that he spends hours every week studying science, which has led him to conclude that science has proven that God created the universe at the Big Bang when He said "let there be light." "The Big Bang Theory did confirm," Joyner explained, "there was a point of creation. There was a nanosecond where nothing existed in the physical universe and a nanosecond later, all of the matter and all of the energy in the universe now was there instantly. And this has been pretty much a theory... MORE
Miranda Blue, Monday 06/30/2014, 12:20pm
Anti-gay activists are rejoicing at the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby today, in part because they are hopeful that the decision will pave the way for one of their own policy goals: to use the religious liberty argument to push for broad exemptions for corporations from nondiscrimination laws. Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber is hopeful that the decision bodes well for those trying to use religious freedom as a cloak to justify discrimination against LGBT people: #HobbyLobby may help protect businesses from those pushing counter-biblical #LGBT ... MORE
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