Worldnutdaily Hearts Robert Bork

The conservative white washing of Robert Bork’s history of repulsive positions has only picked up speed in the wake of his death. And I’ve noticed a pattern where every single right wing tribute to him claims that he was unfairly and personally attacked without ever bothering to even mention, much less refute, any of the criticisms of him at the time of his failed nomination. The Worldnutdaily offers up pretty much exactly what one would expect:
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Bishop: Gay Marriage Like Communism, Fascism

You would think that, of all organizations, the Roman Catholic Church would be a bit more careful before throwing out comparisons to Adolf Hitler. An organization with any sense of shame would. But a high-ranking church official has once again compared marriage equality to the Nazis. This time it’s Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsberry, who used his Christmas homily to make that odious comparison:
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It Appears I’ve Started An ‘Atheist Cult’

Though FTB has been the center of much of the controversy over feminism and atheism that has taken place over the last year and a half, I have generally chosen to be Switzerland. I find the stridently anti-FTB crowd to generally range from the ridiculous to the odious, but for the most part I’ve stayed out of the fights. This video from former FTBer Al Stefanelli, unfortunately, prompts me to do more than dip my toes in the water. It’s time to take the plunge.
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Prayer in Schools Key to Stopping Violence

The Worldnutdaily is pushing for a major ramping up of the culture wars in an attempt to re-Christianize American culture to avoid violence (never mind that religious belief correlates with higher rates of violence, not less). David Lane of the American Renewal Project starts his crusade with a big ol’ lie:
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For Mitt So Loved His Begotten Country…

The post-mortem of a failed presidential campaign is always good fun. Immediately after the election, and sometimes before then if it’s clear where things are headed, those in the campaign start shuffling for position outside of the blame spotlight, pushing each other under a series of buses. But the Boston Globe’s analysis of the campaign contains this jaw-dropping statement:
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Critchlow: Obama, Democrats Worse Than Marxists

There’s a part of me that feels bad for the wingnuts, having to continually one-up their own inflated rhetoric to keep the folks in the pews scared enough to open their wallets. When you’ve claimed that health care reform is the second coming of Adolf Hitler, there’s not a lot of room after that. And since they’ve routinely called Obama and the Democrats “Marxists,” now they have to argue that they’re even worse than those cuddly old commies. Here’s Don Critchlow talking to Phyllis Schlafly:
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Klingenschmitt: Military Encouraging Abuse of Christian Soldiers

Here’s another report from the bizarro world inhabited by the wingnuts, especially the truly deranged ones like Gordon Klingenschmitt. In the real world, Christian soldiers, and even a particular type of Christian soldiers, get a leg up from their similar-thinking superiors and lots of advantages. On Planet Wingnuttia, Klingenschmitt claims that the military is deliberately encouraging gay soldiers to force themselves on Christian soldiers. He sent this typically hysterical screed to his credulous followers:
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