Right Wing Leftovers

  • Who cares what Charlie Daniels think about hate crimes legislation? WorldNetDaily, that’s who.
  • The lawsuit filed by a Regent University law student who was suspended after posting a picture on the Internet of school founder Pat Robertson making what appeared to be an obscene gesture has been tossed out.
  • On May 19, the Christian Coalition of Alabama and Committee for Justice held a joint benefit dinner which featured Ward Connerly. That is just … well … a pretty odd mix.
  • This quote for Roy Moore is just what people are looking for in a governor: “I have no problem with obeying my oath to the Constitution and disobeying unlawful orders.” Of course, Moore likes to decide for himself what constitutes an unlawful order, which is entirely the problem.
  • The Faith and Freedom Institute will be hosting its very first Faith and Freedom Regional Conference on Monday and Tuesday, June 15-16 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC. You remember them, don’t you?
  • Finally, I always find it entertaining when the gaming industry responds to the Religious Right’s efforts to fight gambling because they just let loose:
  • Focus [on the Family] also lists a number of like-minded organizations that have joined them in attempting to impose their lifestyle choices on others.

    Despite the frequent use of the word family, and Focus’ own description of the consortium as “pro-family,” the assembled associations are primarily fundamentalist religious groups … “These close-minded people are only for freedom if it’s the freedom to do exactly as they do,” says Bradley. “Like free speech, it’s not really liberty until you support something you yourself don’t choose.

    “They worry about the US becoming a national casino, yet many others worry about it becoming a national church, of a very narrow range of denominations. Still, freedom lovers support their right to choose their religion, as long as they don’t impose it on us.”