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SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/05/2011, 4:46pm
Earlier this week, we here at People For the American Way called on the Republican presidential hopefuls who are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Values Voter Summit to denounce the unmitigated bigotry of the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer. We singled out Mitt Romney because he is scheduled to speak directly before Fischer on Saturday and Fischer has recently begun asserting that the First Amendment does not apply to any "non-Christian religions," including Mormonism. Given that Romney is going to be directly preceding Fischer on stage at the Values Voter... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 10/05/2011, 12:00pm
Daniel Lapin of Toward Tradition appeared on The 700 Club today with Pat Robertson, alleging that the Bible warned us of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the book of Zachariah. Lapin went on to say that the attacks were “based on a dream that Adolf Hitler had in 1943.” No word if Lapin ever intended to warn Americans about the attacks before 9/11, or if the Bible had anything to say about how People For the American Way and gays were responsible for the 9/11 attacks, another theory concocted on The 700 Club. Watch: Lapin: The Torah, in ancient Jewish wisdom the Bible... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Wednesday 10/05/2011, 10:20am
This weekend, nearly every major GOP presidential candidate, along with the top two Republicans in the House of Representatives, will speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of the leaders of the movement to integrate fundamentalist Christianity and American politics. The candidates – Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – and the congressmen – House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor – will join a who’s who of the far Right at the event. The organizers of... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 09/29/2011, 10:54am
When Deirdre DiBiaggio and Katie Carmichael went to their town clerk in Upstate New York to receive a marriage license, the clerk turned them away and refused to process their marriage application, instead telling them to make an appointment with a deputy on another day. The couple, represented by People For the American Way Foundation, is now trying to make sure that the clerk does her job and complies with the state’s Marriage Equality Act. The Family Research Council is now defending the clerk, who, the group writes in an email to members, faced a “surprise visit from a lesbian... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 09/29/2011, 9:27am
We reported yesterday that American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer will not only be speaking at the upcoming Values Voter Summit but will immediately follow Mitt Romney. Today, People For the American Way released a statement urging Romney and fellow Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum to condemn Fischer’s unmitigated bigotry rather than lending it legitimacy by appearing with him: • Fischer, the chief spokesman for the AFA, has insisted that American Muslims have no First Amendment... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 09/20/2011, 9:55am
The American Family Association affiliate OneMillionMoms is calling on activists to boycott Ben & Jerry’s because of the company’s new Schweddy Balls ice cream. In an email, the group describes the legendary Saturday Night Live skit featuring People For the American Way board member Alec Baldwin, Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon that gives the ice cream its name, but doesn’t see the humor in it. “The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive,” the group writes. Urging activists to demand “that no additional... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 09/13/2011, 8:52am
It was ten years ago today when we were doing our daily monitoring of "The 700 Club" and watched as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell blamed PFAW, the ACLU, gays, and abortionists for the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Here is our original video from that day: JERRY FALWELL: This is the first time that we've been attacked on our soil and by far the worst results. And I fear, as Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense, said yesterday, that this is only the beginning. And with biological warfare available to these monsters - the Husseins, the Bin Ladens, the Arafats--what we saw on... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 09/06/2011, 9:09am
It seems that Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber is none-too-pleased with the coverage that dominionism and its influence and role within the Religious Right movement has been receiving in the media and on blogs like Right Wing Watch and so he has dedicated his more recent column to attacking and mocking those -including me, by name - who have been writing about it: There has been great gnashing of teeth in “progressive” circles of late over “Christian Dominionist Theology.” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has warned that much of the Republican presidential field embraces this... MORE >
Five Conservatives Who Don't Understand Net Neutrality…But Are Definitely Against It!
11/14/14 @ 10:57am
Beck: 'Revolutionaries Will Come And They Will Pull You Out Of Your Car And Shoot You'
11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Texas Approves Textbooks With Moses As Honorary Founding Father
11/21/14 @ 3:35pm
Kobach Wonders If Hispanic Majority Would Conduct 'Ethnic Cleansing' In U.S.
11/20/14 @ 12:53pm
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm