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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 30 2011

The Mythical Hero of the Right

Guess who said this: Rather than talking about putting up a fence, why don’t we work out some recognition of our mutual problems? Make it possible for them to come here legally with a work permit. And then, while they’re working and earning here they can pay taxes here. And then when they want to …

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Sep 30 2011

Sekulow: Constitution Will Be Amended to Add Sharia Law

Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice went on the 700 Club to tell their credulous followers that radical Muslims are going to amend the U.S. Constitution to impose Sharia law on America. With a straight face. Sharia law is a real situation in the United States. You have leading Imams that …

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Sep 30 2011

Pope Wants Christians to Gang Up on Secularists

Pope Benedict thinks Christians should put aside their differences to fight the real enemy: Us. All faiths have to work together to stanch the tide of secularism sweeping the world, warned Pope Benedict XVI on Friday (Sept. 23) during the second day of a tour through his native Germany… “The most urgent thing for ecumenicalism …

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Sep 30 2011

Happy Blasphemy Rights Day

I almost forgot that today is International Blasphemy Rights Day, probably because, for the first time in a few years, I’m not speaking anywhere as part of the day’s festivities. I was invited to speak at the University of Illinois but I had to turn it down because I had another engagement a few days …

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Sep 30 2011

Douthat on Capital Punishment

Russ Douthat of the New York Times has a badly argued post about the death penalty in the aftermath of the Troy Davis execution. First, he says that Davis should have been given a new trial. Obviously true. But then he says this: I strongly agree with death penalty critics like Will Wilkinson that the …

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Sep 30 2011

Palin’s Utter Lack of Irony

In a Fox News interview, Sarah Palin actually criticized the media for turning the Republican presidential race into a reality TV show. She also accuses the media of not vetting the candidates well enough. She’s right, of course — that’s exactly what the major media does with campaigns and most journalists don’t do their job …

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Sep 30 2011

The Man Obama Has Become

I’ll give you three guesses who said this about President Bush: We don’t expect the President to give the American people every detail about a classified surveillance program. But we do expect him to place such a program within the rule of law, and to allow members of the other two coequal branches of government …

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Sep 30 2011

Joyner: Founding Fathers Were Dominionists

Attention, Chris Rodda. Wingnut preacher Rick Joyner says the founding fathers themselves were dominionists: To a large degree our nation, America, was built on or by those whole held to dominion theology. Most of the Founding Fathers were devoted Christians, this is really you would have to call them dominionists. Now it drove them to …

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Sep 30 2011

Separation of Church and State is Not “Anti-God”

The White House has new website where you can set up petitions to tell the administration what you would like them to do or change and some of the items receiving the most signatures involve the separation of church and state. And the Christian Post is quite unhappy about that. A petition created on Sept. …

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Sep 30 2011

Roy Moore’s Religious Bigotry

Wingnut extraordinaire Judge Roy Moore may be even more crazy than I originally thought. From the ReligionLaw listserv comes this story from Prof. Paul Finkelman: When I was the main expert in the Ten Commandments monument case in Alabama (Glassroth v. Moore), Chief Justice Roy Moore said that the Ten Commandments monument could not offend …

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Sep 30 2011

Having the Wrong Priorities

We may well have put an innocent man to death recently and what is the conservative website Newsbusters outraged about? Alec Baldwin said mean things to Michelle Malkin. Because that’s what really matters.

Sep 29 2011

Santorum on States’ Rights

Here’s a spokesman for Rick Santorum explaining his position on states’ rights and marriage equality: “Senator Santorum is certainly an advocate for states’ rights, but he believes as Abraham Lincoln – that states do not have the right to legalize moral wrongs. Because same-sex marriage is just like slavery.

Sep 29 2011

Perry’s Hilarious Position on Marriage Equality

Rick Perry got into trouble with the Teavangelists when he said that the states should decide whether to allow same-sex marriage, not the federal government. So listen to this amusing attempt to extricate himself from the problem: I asked spokesman Mark Miner if Perry still held held to his view that states should be allowed …

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Sep 29 2011

Farah: Palin Should Sue Over Lies I’ve Never Seen

This statement from his latest column tells you pretty much all you need to know about Joseph Farah: I think Sarah Palin should sue the daylights out of Joe McGinniss and his publisher for their reckless disregard for the truth they showed in his new book –which, for the purpose of this column, shall remain …

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Sep 29 2011

Obama, Clinton and Racism

Melissa Harris-Perry has an article in The Nation arguing that President Obama is being held to a different standard than Bill Clinton was because of white liberal racism. I think she’s wrong. Oh, I’m sure there may be some white liberals who do hold such a double standard, but I don’t see any compelling reason …

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