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SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 08/24/2011, 5:48pm
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC’s William Gheen is out in force after we at People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch reported on an interview with Janet Mefferd in which he said that “extra-political activities” that he described as “illegal and violent” might be the only way for people to stop the "Dictator Barack Obama." Gheen told Mefferd that the Obama administration is “putting out videos and propaganda telegraphing what I believe to be a conflict with White America they’re preparing for after they get another 10 or 15... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Peter Montgomery, Friday 08/12/2011, 2:48pm
People For the American Way is preparing to move its headquarters to another location in Washington, D.C. , after more than 20 years in the same space. That has meant a monumental effort to sort through decades of accumulated paper and figure out what to do with video recordings in more formats than you could imagine – and endless save-or-toss decisions. Fortunately, earlier this year PFAW’s huge library of primary source materials on the Religious Right political movement was transferred to the University of California Berkeley’s Center for the Comparative Study of... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/26/2011, 1:40pm
Today during Faith and Freedom, Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel said that liberalism is a “rebellion and a hatred toward God.” Barber will find himself in good company in the conservative movement, as Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) similarly declared that “at the heart of liberalism is really a hatred for God” and the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer argued that “liberals hate God.” While Barber tried to explain that he was only referring to liberal beliefs rather than liberals themselves, he went on to say that “their hearts are hardened,... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Monday 07/25/2011, 6:19pm
Frank Graffney says the terrorist attacks in Norway demonstrates the urgency to fight…you guessed it, Sharia law. Live Prayer’s Bill Keller says that while a Christian who commits acts of violence is an apostate, “a Muslim commits acts of terror, killing innocent people, they are simply following the teachings of their false religion.” Conservatives defend Herman Cain for saying communities can ban mosques; claim states' rights trump freedom of religion. Meanwhile, Cain is skipping an interview with Stephen Colbert. Michael Brown, author... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Wednesday 07/20/2011, 5:30pm
Cross-Posted on the People For blog Here at People For the American Way, we’ve spent the last several weeks marveling as Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans a blockbuster Christian prayer rally in Houston, gathering around him a remarkable collection of Religious Right extremists – from a pastor who claims that the Statue of Liberty is a “demonic idol” to a self-described “apostle” who blamed last year’s mysterious bird deaths in Arkansas on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Perry claims the event is apolitical, but it is conveniently... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 07/13/2011, 10:25am
Last night Rachel Maddow looked into the radical views of the preachers and activists that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is partnering with to put on his The Response prayer rally. Utilizing research from People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch, Maddow featured video of Mike Bickle, John Hagee, Bryan Fischer, Cindy Jacobs, John Benefiel and C. Peter Wagner, and discussed Perry’s attempts to win support from the Religious Right as he weighs a run for the presidency. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 06/22/2011, 11:14am
Last week, we released a new report on the unrelenting torrent of bigotry that is spread by the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer on a daily basis and an accompanying video chronicling some of his "highlights," while our colleague Peter Montgomery discussed Fisher and the AFA in the context of Gov. Rick Perry's prayer rally with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC. Fischer has already made it clear that he does not particularly appreciate all of the attention we have devoted to covering him here, so it was not surprising that he spent nearly a half-hour of his program on... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 06/21/2011, 5:36pm
Newt Gingrich’s campaign continues to implode. Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel thinks People For the American Way and other members of the “intolerant left” are going to purge religion from the US. Focus on the Family is, ironically, upset that gays are political. Abby Johnson has signed on as a blogger for Life News, even though her story about leaving Planned Parenthood falls short of reality. Finally, the Family Research Council pleads that we pray against marriage equality in New York. MORE >
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Kevin McCarthy's Wife Says She Is Losing Her 'Right To Be A Christian'
8/15/14 @ 2:30pm
Tea Party Of Louisiana Falls For Hoax Article: 'Common Core Turns Students Gay'
8/19/14 @ 5:15pm
Michelle Duggar Joins Smear Campaign Against Fayetteville LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance
8/19/14 @ 10:35am
Larry Klayman: Obama Wants To Rename The White House 'The Black House,' Start A 'Race War'
8/18/14 @ 11:10am