Fischer Blames Ray Rice Beating on ‘Premarital Cohabitation’

Apparently jealous of so many of his fellow wingnuts who have said staggeringly stupid and offensive things about Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiance, Bryan Fischer on Friday pulled himself up by his bootstraps and got himself back in the game by declaring that the reason it happened was because they were living together before marriage, as the Bible forbids.
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How Images Can Completely Flip Public Opinion

It’s been pointed out by many wise people that terrorists don’t actually have to take over the country (they can’t anyway, of course) to damage it immensely. If they “hate us for our freedom,” as George W. Bush so absurdly claimed, all they have to do is scare us into giving at least some of it up. And the beheadings of two American journalists appear to have done exactly that.
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Limbaugh and the ‘Chickification’ of the NFL

As if the Ray Rice situation wasn’t bad enough, now we have Rush Limbaugh complaining that all this concern over NFL players beating up women is leading to the “chickification” of the NFL. Because apparently it’s terribly emasculating to men not to be allowed to beat the hell out of their wives and girlfriends.
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Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Bryan Fischer vs AFA Attorney

The American Family Association seems to be having a bit of trouble deciding which side it’s on in the battle over forcing members of the military to swear an oath “so help me God.” Bryan Fischer, the “director of issues analysis” says that atheists should be banned from the military and all soldiers should be forced to swear such an oath. The group’s chief counsel, Patrick Vaughn, rightly points out that this is unconstitutional:
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Mike Cernovich

On Friday night, Ken from Popehat referred to me in a post about Michael Shermer’s incredibly ridiculous letter supporting Dinesh D’Souza. I found out about it from a tweet by some muscleheaded dumbass named Mike Cernovich and I quickly realized that I just have to introduce my readers to him. He’s hilariously stupid. Here’s the tweet that started it all:
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Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Reparative Therapy

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling upholding a New Jersey law that prohibits licensed therapists from offering “ex-gay” reversion therapy to any client under the age of 18. The court did base its ruling on a different analysis than the district court, however, ruling that state regulations on professional speech where licensing is required is allowed under the First Amendment.
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Winter Garden City Council Wants a Do-Over

If you’ve been following the situation in Winter Garden, Florida, where the mayor had police remove a man from a city council meeting for refusing to stand for a prayer and the pledge of allegiance, you know that the city council voted to eliminate the prayer and have a moment of silence instead and to follow the First Amendment and allow people to sit during the pledge. But now they apparently want a do-over on those changes.
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Beck: Obama ‘Transforming America’ by Not Using Oval Office

There’s nothing Glenn Beck loves more than finding some utterly irrelevant little piece of symbolic minutiae and blowing it up into a huge deal while everyone around him rolls their eyes (remember his tour of Manhattan to prove that Rockefeller was a communist?). His latest is to throw a fit because Obama didn’t give his address on ISIS from the Oval Office.
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