August 2013

Brian Tashman, Friday 08/30/2013, 5:20pm
Libby Edgar @ PFAW Blog: Meaningless Talk, No Action from Corbett on Gay Marriage Brief.  Brian Beutler @ Salon: Leaderless party endures humiliating week.  Steve Benen @ Maddow Blog: The ‘wonk gap’ isn’t getting any better.  Allie Jones @ The Atlantic: Alabama Republican Wants to Ban Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ from Schools. Aviva Shen @ Think Progress: White Supremacist Felon Caught With 18 Guns, 45,000 Bullets And A List Of Black & Jewish Leaders. MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 08/30/2013, 5:15pm
Liz Cheney wants Republican primary voters in Wyoming to know that she is “not pro-gay marriage,” which we guess means she is against the marriage between her sister and her wife.  Bryan Fischer may want to read about Martin Luther King Jr.’s views on school prayer and other church-state issues before he claims King “did not believe in the separation of church and state.”  Who could’ve guessed that Mike Huckabee and Rep. Robert Pittenger’s anti-Obamacare interview was replete with inaccuracies?  Even though Sen.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 08/30/2013, 4:50pm
D.L. Foster of Voice of the Voiceless and Ex-Gay Pride/Awareness Month has posted on his blog a handy explanation of why homosexuality is a sin and possibly the worst sin of them all. He writes that homosexuality is no “average sin on par with others” mainly because it is becoming more socially acceptable as “so many people [are] bound in it and cant [sic] get out.” “So many people who get out get sucked back into it,” he laments. Foster asserts that Satan is “convincing people that they were born gay and should cease struggling and accept it.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 08/30/2013, 4:20pm
Linda Harvey doesn’t understand why gay people won’t simply admit that they are lying about their sexual orientation and choose to be straight. “The main reason people now believe some are born homosexual is because those who are currently committed to and want to continue this conduct say so,” the Mission America host lamented.  “If the person really wants the truth” about why he or she is gay, Harvey said, they would realize it is almost related to tragedies “from child molestation to other traumatic childhood experiences in childhood to... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 08/30/2013, 2:35pm
Two of our favorite Religious Right broadcasters got together yesterday, and as you probably already guessed, the conversation was quite educational and informative. For example, we learned from Kevin Swanson, the Colorado pastor and host of Generations Radio, that Mark Twain was controlled by Satan. Swanson explained his theory about the demonic possession of Twain, among others, while appearing on TruNews with host Rick Wiles. “Mark Twain was probably the strongest apologist against the Christian faith that America’s ever seen,” said Swanson, claiming that Huckleberry Finn... MORE
Miranda Blue, Friday 08/30/2013, 1:41pm
Last month, PFAW Foundation reported on a school board in Colorado that was considering removing Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from its high school curriculum after parents objected to the book’s frank depiction of racism and sexual violence in the Depression-era Midwest. In a board meeting last week, the school board decided to continue allowing English teachers to teach the book but to require that students submit a parental permission slip before reading it. Now, the book’s appearance in the Common Core curriculum’s list of possible high school English texts has... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 08/30/2013, 11:20am
Far-right pastor Rick Scarborough is not happy about the New Mexico court ruling against a photographer who violated a non-discrimination law covering sexual orientation, warning that “a Rubicon has been crossed” and now citizens must “subordinate their faith to the homosexual agenda.” Friends, a Rubicon has been crossed. Religious freedom is in dire peril in our republic, as evidenced by the treatment of a Christian couple in New Mexico who run a photography business. They have been told by a court that the price of U.S. citizenship is to subordinate their... MORE
Brian Tashman, Friday 08/30/2013, 10:30am
Conservative columnist Fay Voshell is out with a doozy in The American Thinker today, where she claims that Gov. Chris Christie effectively put “New Jersey on a path similar to countries like Saudi Arabia” by signing a bill banning ex-gay therapy for minors. She warns Christie is now leading a “deeply religious sex cult” that is “determined to exterminate Christian mores, attack religious liberties, and suppress free speech,” including the right to preach and evangelize. After writing that “abusive conversion therapy [is] already going on in our... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/29/2013, 5:34pm
Chris Geidner @ BuzzFeed: Appeals Court Upholds California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy For Minors. Tommy Christopher @ Mediaite: Senator Tim Scott Turned Down Invitation to 50th Anniversary of MLK Speech. Luke Brinker @ Equality Matters: The Daily Caller Just Can't Stop Defending Russia's Anti-Gay Crackdown. Zack Ford @ Think Progress: Pennsylvania: Gay Couples Don’t Deserve To Marry Because They’re Just Like 12-Year-Old Children. Eric W. Dolan @ Raw Story: Tea party speaker: ‘Well, they want to call me a racist? Go ahead.’ Towleroad:... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 08/29/2013, 5:30pm
Mike Huckabee has endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell and Steve Deace is not impressed, saying that Huck is "now working against us." John Stemberger promises that his new scouting organization will be more than just an anti-gay version of the Boy Scouts. If you are running for public office and say of President Obama that you hope somebody will "shoot the Ni**er," you are going to get a nice visit from the Secret Service. Sandy Rios will be headlining Peter LaBarbera's AFTAH Dinner-Banquet on Nov. 16. Finally, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is... MORE