John Birch Society
John Birch Society Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Thursday 08/04/2016, 1:15pm
The Values Voter Summit, the annual event that brings together social conservatives and GOP politicians, has welcomed the far-right John Birch Society to sponsor a booth at the event’s exhibit hall this year, according to a list on the event’s website. JBS has long been at least nominally exiled from the conservative mainstream thanks to its history of paranoia and racism, but has recently begun to get a toehold in some conservative establishment events. The group was allowed to sponsor a table at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2010 but was booted... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Peter Montgomery, Thursday 03/10/2016, 12:45pm
Anti-gay pastor Paul Blair, a former professional football player, is among the far-right activists whose endorsements have been celebrated by the Ted Cruz campaign. At last weekend’s The Awakening conference, Blair promoted his efforts to get states to defy the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision. Resistance to marriage equality and other “unjust” laws was a major theme at the conference and Blair was part of an afternoon panel devoted to the topic, along with Rick Scarborough, E.W. Jackson and Keith Fournier. Blair and others praised the Alabama Supreme Court... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/13/2014, 12:00pm
The John Birch Society’s magazine, the New American, covered Gordon Klingenschmitt’s victory in a Colorado state legislative election this week, praising the internet televangelist for standing up to “Right Wing Watch (RWW), the vicious political action arm of the Leftist organization People for the American Way.” Klingenschmitt temporarily shut down RWW’s YouTube account last year by filing bogus copyright claims against video clips we had posted of him saying various outrageous things. All of our videos were protected by Fair Use, and all were eventually... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 01/21/2014, 6:33pm
Paul @ PFAW Blog: Report on Judge Cebull Shows Why Courts Matter. Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: When conservative isn’t conservative enough. Rachel Tabachnick @ PRA: The John Birch Society’s Anti-Civil Rights Campaign of the 1960s, and Its Relevance Today. Jeff Tietz @ Rolling Stone: Love and Death In the House of Prayer. Evan McMurry @ Mediaite: GOP Candidate Calls for Obama to Be Hanged; Quotes Jesus in Defense. Hannah Groch-Begley @ Media Matters: Conservative Media Can't Talk About Wendy Davis Without Demeaning Her. Jeremy Hooper: Hiding behind... MORE >
Jesse Lee Peterson: Immigration Advocates 'Trying to Appease the Hispanics' With Citizenship 'They Don't Want'
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Friday 08/02/2013, 11:10am
The New American, the online outlet of the John Birch Society, published an interview yesterday between two prominent attendees of last month’s anti-immigrant rally in DC, Jesse Lee Peterson and Stephen Broden. Peterson, who calls himself a “proud member” of the John Birch Society, told Broden that the American dream is “fading” because pro-immigration elected officials are “trying to stay in power, so they’re trying to appease the Hispanics.” And anyways, Peterson argued, undocumented immigrants don’t even want citizenship. “I even... MORE >
Peterson: Barack and 'Angry Black Female' Michelle Obama Trying 'To Take Power Away From the White Man'
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 07/24/2013, 3:35pm
Jesse Lee Peterson is one of the right-wing extremists who helped organize this month’s “DC March for Jobs,” an anti-immigrant rally featuring Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Jeff Sessions, Rep. Mo Brooks and former Rep. Allen West that included the usual mix of racism and hyperbole. As one of the key figures in the Black American Leadership Alliance, which staged the March for Jobs, Peterson has emerged as one of the nativists’ favorite critics of immigration reform. In a speech to the conspiratorial, anti-Semitic John Birch Society last year, Peterson expanded on his... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 03/16/2012, 10:45am
The latest conspiracy theory sweeping the tea party movement is the fear that Agenda 21, a United Nations program focusing on sustainable development, is surreptitiously destroying the American way of life. Tennessee House Republicans recently passed a resolution, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brooks, condemning the plan, using almost identical language from a John Birch Society model bill. The Tennessean reports: Tennessee lawmakers passed a resolution Thursday condemning a United Nations environmental plan as a “destructive and insidious” effort to advance a communist agenda through... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 05/05/2011, 6:45pm
Think Progress: Tonight’s GOP Debate Sponsored By Extremists: John Birch Society And The Oath Keepers Daily Kos: A Democratic President kills Bin Laden And The GOP World Turns Upside Down. Andrew Sullivan: No, Torture Was Irrelevant. Pam’s House Blend: NC: Congressman Patrick McHenry: GOP Redistricting Is All About Race. Minnesota Independent: Anti-Gay Groups To Boost Spending, Activity Through 2012. MORE >
Janet Porter: God Will Hold You Accountable For Not Voting For Trump
8/22/16 @ 10:58am
Rudy Giuliani: No Terrorist Attacks Occurred During The Bush Administration
8/15/16 @ 3:05pm
Lance Wallnau: Trump's Wall 'Isn't About Mexico,' It's About Biblical Prophecy
8/19/16 @ 3:57pm
Trump Supporter Tells Glenn Beck That If Trump Doesn't Build A Wall, 'We're Going To Come After Him Personally'
8/24/16 @ 2:09pm
Family Security Matters: 'Muslim DNA' Makes Olympic Fencer Prone To 'Attacking Others With Knives'
8/18/16 @ 12:46pm