Archive for August 10th, 2012

Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: McCarthy vs Gaffney

Frank Gaffney and Andrew McCarthy are partners-in-stupid when it comes to their ridiculously paranoid claims that America is on the verge of being taken over by Sharia law. But Gaffney is also a birther and claims that Obama is likely a Muslim rather than a Christian. So when McCarthy and Gaffney held a joint press conference to defend Michele Bachmann’s loopy claims of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the government, McCarthy called those ideas “nutty” and “stupid” but then tried to pretend he wasn’t talking about Gaffney. Read more

Missouri Passes Bad Religious Amendment

I’m sure you know by now that Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum on Tuesday that purported to supporta “right to pray” — a right that is already protected, of course. But the law is a trojan horse that will inevitably lead to serious lawsuits. Here’s the relevant text of the amendment: Read more

Publisher Pulls Barton’s Jefferson Book

Wow. This is very surprising to me and is sure to provoke howls of protest and claims of persecution from Barton, Glenn Beck and the rest of those liars. Thomas Nelson has decided to pull David Barton’s book The Jefferson Lies because it contains so many falsehoods. Read more

Thunderfoot’s Unethical Obsession

I was hoping to not have to do this for another day or two, but the cat is out of the bag, so to speak. As everyone who reads this network is no doubt aware, on July 1 we made the decision to remove Thunderfoot from the Freethought Blogs network, only a short time after he had joined. There is no need to rehash again why that was done because it is not relevant to what has subsequently come to light about his reaction to that decision. Read more

Jay Sekulow: Shameless Liar

Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice is a very accomplished attorney. And about 20 years ago, I got to know his brother Scott slightly, who countered my strong criticism of his brother by insisting to me that he was a good, decent man. I call bullshit. Jay Sekulow is a shameless liar, as evidenced by this screed on his radio show: Read more