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Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 24 2014

A New Face for the ‘Ex-Gay’ Movement

Candace Chellew-Hodge writes at Religion Dispatches about David Kyle Foster, the new face of the “ex-gay” movement. They need a new face, of course, because so many of the old faces have abandoned that ruse and admitted to, or been caught, still being gay despite having sold the ex-gay con for decades.

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Jul 24 2014

Christian Right Again Argues For Discrimination

Much like the Christian right always argues against a specific court ruling by railing against judicial review itself, it also argues against a specific anti-discrimination restriction by arguing against all such restrictions — but they never actually acknowledge that they’re doing so. Here’s the Family Research Council’s reaction to President Obama forbidding anti-gay discrimination in …

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Jul 24 2014

Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

Last week, a state judge in Florida overturned that state’s ban on same-sex marriage and the reaction from the Christian right was exactly what you would expect. The judge’s jurisdiction includes the Florida Keys, which seems entirely appropriate.

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Jul 24 2014

Defending the Indefensible

A guy I know on Google+ posted something about the Amazing Atheist, TJ Kincaid, and I commented and said “let’s hope that this creepy fuckstain called the ‘Amazing Atheist’ doesn’t threaten to rape her as he’s done to more than one woman in the past. You really shouldn’t be promoting a fucking asshole like this.” …

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Jul 24 2014

Humanism at Work Conference Goes Wonderfully

So as most of you probably know, I planned my first conference last weekend, the Humanism at Work conference for the Foundation Beyond Belief. It went far better than I could possibly have hoped and, despite my near-total exhaustion, I am very proud and thrilled about the entire experience.

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Jul 24 2014

Farah Doesn’t Like Claims of Distraction

Joseph Farah is quite upset that so many Republicans, including hardcore conservatives like Dick Cheney, claim that impeaching Obama would be a “distraction.” He quotes several of them saying that, pointing out that since the Senate won’t do it, it would just draw attention from other things.

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Jul 24 2014

Palin: God Wants Us to Impeach Obama

Sarah Palin told a gaggle of wingnuts that not only should President Obama be impeached, but that it would be an affront to the Almighty if we don’t do it because we would be “dethroning God” that way.

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Jul 24 2014

Wingnut: ‘Archie Comics Embraces Homosexuality, Witchcraft Demons and Occult Practices’

In the proud tradition of Jerry Falwell claiming that the Teletubbies were a gay plot to destroy America, Larry Tomczak of Charisma magazine complains that “Archie Comics Embraces Homosexuality, Witchcraft Demons and Occult Practices.”

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Jul 23 2014

Fischer: Obama ‘Danced on Graves of AIDS Researchers’

Bryan Fischer predictably freaks out over President Obama noting that a number of AIDS researchers died in the Malaysian airliner that was shot down over the Ukraine. Apparently, Obama should have condemned all gay people while he did it.

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Jul 23 2014

America’s ‘Open Rebellion Against God’

Like many other bigots, Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission is seizing on a single poll that shows only about 3% of Americans identify as gay, lesbian or bi to claim that we should be catering to such a tiny minority. Because they’d totally change their mind if it were 10% or 20%. There …

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Jul 23 2014

Charisma Mag Loves Ban on Atheists Holding Office

Gina Meeks, the assistant editor of Charisma magazine, has an article noting that 8 states currently have bans on atheists holding public office. In promoting the story, the magazine calls those laws “good news for a Judeo-Christian America.”

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Jul 23 2014

Ted Cruz: Xenophobia, but With Teddy Bears

Many, including me, praised Glenn Beck for saying that the child refugees should be treated with compassion rather than being made into a political football. But that was before he actually invited Ted Cruz to come along with him to hand out teddy bears and soccer balls to the very kids he wants to send …

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Jul 23 2014

Barton Preaches Theocracy in Ukraine

Glenn Beck recently claimed that his good friend, fake historian David Barton, had been invited to give his usual lecture full of lies to politicians in a former Soviet republic. Now Barton has revealed that it was in the Ukraine, where he told them how to base their entire country on the Bible.

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Jul 23 2014

Wingnut Xenophobe: Death Too Good for Obama

Stephen Steinlight is a senior policy analyst for bigoted anti-immigration group the Center for Immigration Studies. He likes to speak to Tea Party groups. And he likes to tell them that not only should Obama be impeached, being drawn and quartered is too good for him.

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Jul 23 2014

Akin: My Stupid Statement Was Part of ‘Spiritual Warfare’

Todd Akin is still on a tour promoting his new book and he’s still saying really, really dumb things in interviews. Now he says that his inane statement about women’s bodies having the ability to “shut down” to prevent pregnancy during rape was all part of the “intense war” on evil he was fighting.

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