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Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 28 2013

Rabbi: Gays Prone to Violence

In the wake of an attack on a gay rights group in Tel Aviv, apparently pulled off by a gay teenager, has prompted a local rabbi to claim that gays are just naturally prone to violence. And the “reasoning” behind his accusation is really quite absurd.

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Jun 28 2013

Crisis Pregnancy Center Lies Caught on Tape

Salon.com has a report on new videos shot at a “crisis pregnancy center” — read: anti-abortion indoctrination center — in Cleveland. The “counselor” at the center is either incredibly ignorant or she flat out lies to the young woman who comes in to ask about getting the morning after pill.

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Jun 28 2013

ACLU Files Suit Over NJ Grants to Religious Colleges

I wrote a few weeks ago about the state of New Jersey planning to give more than $10 million to a Jewish school that trains rabbis. Now the ACLU has filed suit in state court over the grant, arguing that it violates a provision in the state constitution that forbids using tax money to support …

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Jun 28 2013

WND, Staver Lie About Obama, Holder, DOMA

Here’s another of those amusing “WND Exclusive” stories. An exclusive story about the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings? Every news outlet in the country has a story about it. You mean this particular story is “exclusive”? Then isn’t every story “exclusive”? Anyway, they repeat this tired lie:

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Jun 28 2013

Kennedy, DOMA and ‘Equal Liberty’

Another fascinating aspect of Justice Kennedy’s ruling in the DOMA case is its dependence on the “equal liberty” guaranteed by the 5th Amendment. Not the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause? Well, kind of. The 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, Kennedy says, helps us understand the 5th Amendment guarantee of liberty better:

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Jun 28 2013

Thomas’ Perverse Opinion on Affirmative Action

If you haven’t read Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion in Fisher v University of Texas, the case involving affirmative action in college admissions, you really should read it. It makes one of the most staggeringly illogical and hypocritical arguments I have ever heard from a Supreme Court justice. He actually equates the arguments for affirmative …

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Jun 28 2013

WND Still Beating the ‘Obama Got to Roberts’ Drum

The Worldnutdaily is following its usual modus operandi when it’s really got a claim they want to hammer into the empty heads of their readers, printing a “new” article on the subject every day with almost nothing new in it. They’re doing that with Sen. Mike Lee’s book that claims Chief Justice John Roberts was …

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Jun 27 2013

Tell Time to Stop Dismissing Secular Generosity

I’m sure you’ve heard by now about Joe Klein’s awful cover story in Time magazine last week, which took an entirely inaccurate and gratuitous cheap shot at the atheist and humanist community. His article focused on Team Rubicon, a wonderful organization of veterans that does crisis relief work after natural disasters. And he said this:

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Jun 27 2013

The Audacity of Obama

Before he took office, President Obama wrote a book called The Audacity of Hope. He might well have named it the audacity of Barack Obama. Take a look at this clip from All In with Chris Hayes about the search for Edward Snowden. Pay particular attention to what the president says around the 5:00 mark, …

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Jun 27 2013

Scalia’s Predictable Hypocrisy

One of the things that has always irritated me about conservative judges and thinkers is their entirely incoherent application of the concept of judicial restraint. They rail endlessly about the evils of “judicial activism” whenever the court overturns a law they favor — and only then. Here’s Justice Scalia turning the outrage up to 11 …

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Jun 27 2013

Documenting the Reaction, Part 2

The fun continues! All the usual suspects were flipping out on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere over the Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings. Here’s a tweet from Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel invoking an entirely mythological being from the Bible.

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Jun 27 2013

Beck’s Man in the Moon Trailer

In case you’re waiting with great anticipation to see what Glenn Beck’s much-hyped “man in the moon” 4th of July extravaganza, which he claims is going to change the course of the country and the way we celebrate the 4th forever, is going to be like, here’s the trailer. It appears to be just a …

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Jun 27 2013

Awww. Amway Wasted Their Money.

The Grand Rapids area, where I live, is home to some staggeringly rich wingnuts, including the DeVos and Van Andel families (founders of Amway) and the Prince family (founders of an auto parts fortune and Blackwater). The local paper reports that they spent a ton of money on causes that the court’s marriage equality rulings …

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Jun 27 2013

Glenn Compares Anti-Gay Bigotry to MLK

Gary Glenn is the head of the American Family Association of Michigan. As such, he is predictably a bigot and, quite frankly, not all that bright. Here he is claiming that if the Supreme Court strikes down laws banning gay marriage, state governments should ignore it — just like Martin Luther King would want them …

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Jun 27 2013

Deace Fantasizes About Killing Jason Collins

Jason Collins coming out of the closet has really driven the bigots crazy, hasn’t it? They’re so infuriated by it that they’re openly fantasizing about assaulting and even killing him if they could, while completely ignoring the reality of how homophobia has affected him and every other gay person. Here’s lunatic Steve Deace on his …

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