Right Wing Round-Up

  • The Washington Blade reports on Harry Jackson’s anti-marriage rally today and includes some good video.
  • Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters reports that Carrie Prejean’s church says there are “moral repercussions stemming from homosexual behavior as evidenced by the fact that one third of all sexual crimes against children are committed by homosexuals even though they are representative of only one percent of the population. Pedophilia has even been called central to the gay lifestyle.”
  • As Steve Benen says, the right-wing is not handling the swine flu outbreak particularly well.
  • Jesse Taylor concisely rewrites the “news” that Mary Ann Glendon is refusing to receive an award from Notre Dame.
  • On a related note, RH Reality Check examines the Cardinal Newman Society and its role as one of the driving forces behind the outrage over President Obama’s planned speech at the university.
  • Pam notes that Matt Barber seems to be an advocate for mob rule — so long as he thinks the numbers are on his side.
  • Dan Gilgoff reports that some Christian conservatives are welcoming the news that Sen. Arlen Specter has switched his affiliation to the Democrats, quoting Manuel Miranda saying Specter “has done the Party a disservice and is a detriment to the Conservative cause … [T]he first goal for Republicans must be to be rid of leaders who have done the Party more harm than good.”
  • Finally, Think Progress catches Sen. Jim DeMint saying that Specter’s departure is a sign of the GOP strength, but CNN’s Rick Sanchez was having none of it.