Best Wingnut Reaction Yet

Oh man. I’ve been having a great time reading the hysterical reaction from the religious right to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings, but this article in Charisma News is the best one yet. It’s an all you can eat buffet of stupid and crazy, most of it quoting wingnut movie reviewer Ted Baehr, also a Worldnutdaily columnist.
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Beyerstein Chronicles the Conservative Crazy on Reproduction

The thoroughly badass Lindsay Beyerstein has a review of some of the more recent batshit crazy things said about women, sex and reproduction by religious right politicians, from masturbating fetuses to the female body being able to secrete its own birth control in case of rape. I didn’t know some of this about Todd Akin’s bizarre beliefs about rape:
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Bloomberg: We Should Stop and Frisk More Black People

I have a hard time expressing just how much I loathe New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his latest appalling claim about the NYPD’s blatantly unconstitutional stop and frisk policy are a perfect example why. Despite the massive racial disparities in who gets stopped and frisked, Bloomberg thinks it isn’t quite racist enough yet:
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Robertson Wonder if Kennedy has a Gay Clerk

On more than one occasion I’ve had someone presume because of my advocacy of gay rights that I must be gay myself. That doesn’t bother me, of course, because I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being gay. But now Pat Robertson is doing the same thing, wondering if perhaps Justice Kennedy has a gay law clerk or two. And of course, Judge Vaughn Walker is gay so…well, so what? Does that make his legal conclusions wrong? This is just a means for ignorant right wingers to dismiss rather than engage the ruling.
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PA Republicans Use ‘God’s Law’ to Silence Colleague

In the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, time is set aside when the members can take the floor to speak on whatever subject they like (like the U.S. House does with “special order” speeches). But they can be stopped from speaking if just one of their colleagues objects. Look what happened when a gay legislator got up to talk about the DOMA ruling:
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Bigots Demand Delay in CA Marriages

At the request of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its stay and allowed same-sex marriages to resume in that state on Friday, much quicker than expected. And the bigots cannot stand the idea of equality coming even three weeks sooner than necessary, so they’re trying to put a stop to it:
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Douthat, Marriage and Religious Freedom

Russ Douthat is a relatively rational conservative who accepts that same-sex marriage is pretty much inevitable. But in a post at the New York Times he argues that there still need to be protections for religious freedom — and pretends that how much protection there is will depend on the magnanimity of equality advocates.
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‘Disorderly Conduct’ Squashes Free Speech in Pennsylvania

Here’s another great example of a disorderly conduct charge being used to do stomp on free speech, this time in Pennsylvania. A guy protesting Gov. Tom Corbett’s decision not to expand Medicaid wrote in chalk on the sidewalk, “Governor Corbett has health insurance, we should too.” The citation he received for disorderly conduct says he was arrested for writing a “derogatory remark about the governor on the sidewalk.”
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The DOMA Ruling and Civil Unions

One of the many effects of Wednesday’s DOMA ruling is that it really puts the focus on those states that allow civil unions or domestic partnerships but not actual same-sex marriage (New Jersey, Illinois, Wisconsin, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii and Colorado). Legal challenges in those states will certainly be filed, and if they’ve already been filed the case just became much stronger.
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