July 2014

Miranda Blue, Thursday 07/31/2014, 5:38pm
Progress Texas: Texas Republican Uses Slur in Committee Hearing. Todd Heywood @ PrideSource: Gary Glenn Causes More Controversy In 98th House Race Primary. Gideon Resnick @ The Daily Beast: ReaganBook Is the Latest Conservative #Fail. Jeremy Hooper @GoodAsYou: Ruth Institute (former NOM affiliate): Same-sex marriage is as much of a wedge as interracial marriage bans. Libby Watson @ Media Matters: The Right-Wing Pushes Back: No, We Really Do Want Impeachment. MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 07/31/2014, 5:27pm
BarbWire suggests liberals “provide a parade with a brass band for every kid who decides he wants to be a sodomite.” “Fighting carbon dioxide pointless and expensive, says Heritage researcher.” John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel is running full-page ads in major U.S. papers today. Who would have thought that Bryan Fischer’s vitriolic anti-gay ramblings are also factually wrong? Photoshopped cow disproves evolution. Finally, a new smartphone app “promises the power to silence Satan”: MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 07/31/2014, 4:58pm
On her radio program this morning, the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios compared undocumented children to married people who commit adultery. “I have compassion and love, I know that many of them are desperate, some of them just want to better their lives,” she said. “People make the argument that immigrant children go on to make such great citizens, and they do, and I’m all in favor of that when it’s legal,” she said. “But to kind of say it’s not so bad because they’re all very nice, and very nice people…is to kind of... MORE
Peter Montgomery, Thursday 07/31/2014, 3:28pm
For Republicans who would like to “rebrand” the party to reach more voters, Michael Peroutka is a nightmare.  Peroutka won the Republican primary for a county council seat in Anne Arundel County, which includes Maryland’s state capital. As we have been reporting, Peroutka is a Christian Reconstructionist who believes “It is not the role of civil government to house, feed, clothe, educate or give heath care to…ANYBODY!” He is an ardent supporter of the white nationalist League of the South, which promotes the secession of southern states, and whose... MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 07/31/2014, 3:13pm
In an interview on VCY America’s “Crosstalk” yesterday, Minuteman Project leader Jim Gilchrist claimed that the Central American children fleeing violence in their home countries who have come to the southern U.S. border are in fact part of an effort to place “hundreds of thousands of children in every state, almost every community in the United States” who “will be the vanguard for a much, much larger invasion.” “It is an invasion,” he insisted. “There are two ways to seize a country: by military might, with bayonets fixed and guns... MORE
Miranda Blue, Thursday 07/31/2014, 2:37pm
African American religious leaders in Kansas are speaking out against the state’s new voter-ID law that has suspended the voting rights of 19,000 Kansans. In response, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — the driving force behind Kansas’ law and similar measures across the country — is accusing them of representing “churches in quotation marks.” A group of African American church leaders, primarily from the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, denounced Kansas’ voter ID law in June as an effort to “turn back the clock on our rights.... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 07/31/2014, 12:40pm
Minuteman Project leader Jim Gilchrist appeared today on VCY America’s “Crosstalk,” where a caller chimed in to suggest that the child migrants who have fled to the southern U.S. border should be put into a gas chamber. “We need to put them in a prison camp or a building and not give them any help, just lock them up with arms behind them, or otherwise we are going to put them in a building and gas them to death like they did in Germany, we can’t put up with this,” the caller said. After host Vic Eliason chided the caller for her remarks, Gilchrist said he... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 07/31/2014, 12:30pm
During a conference call last month with the National Emergency Coalition, Rep. Steve King said that the U.S. needs to crack down on immigration because our nation’s borders were established by God. Disrespecting the borders, the congressman suggested, is disrespecting God’s will. He also blamed the child migrant crisis not on drug-war-related violence in Central America but on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, or as he calls it, “deferred action for criminal aliens.” The congressman went on to say that “a significant... MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 07/31/2014, 12:15pm
Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann recently chatted with Jerome Corsi, the chief reporter of the conspiracy theory website WorldNetDaily, about the increase in unaccompanied minors crossing the border. King, a Republican from Iowa, told Corsi that instead of “scattering these kids all over the country,” they should house them all in a tent city along the border. For her part, Bachmann said that “100 percent of the girls coming up from Guatemala were on birth control” because they expected to be raped along the way to the U.S. MORE
Brian Tashman, Thursday 07/31/2014, 11:50am
Rep. Steve Stockman claimed yesterday that President Obama is using the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border as part of an effort to enforce his “Third World view.” “Obama adopts a Third World view and demands not only we allow these people to remain, but suggests we should start teaching our children Spanish,” the Texas Republican told WorldNetDaily yesterday. WorldNetDaily notes that Stockman was referring to remarks Obama gave at a campaign stop in 2008, where he was discussing the need for Americans, especially students, to learn more than... MORE